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ISSUED KVEHV WEDSEiDAY, M. K. TURNER & CO., Proprietors and Publishers. BATES OP ADVERTISING. ETBusiness and professional cards of five lines or less, per annum, five dollars. 23? For time advertisements, apply at this office. JSTLegal advertisements at statue rates. JSTFor transient advertising, see rates on third page. ST All advertisements payable 13" OFFICE, Eleventh St.. up taits in Journal Building. TBEas: Pervear OO Six months " Three months Single copies " ( VOL. XIV.-NO .: J COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 26, 1888. WHOLE NO. 711. monthly. Oulunduts Mfpl X v r. r BUSINESS CAEDS. pHAS. SI.OASK, n'KK Lee) C II IKES?: LA UN DRY. jSTUuder '-Star Clothing Stori-," Xp-bra-ka Avenue, Columbia. - " c 'I T. WOOD.'M. !., MUSICIAN & SUJ: GEON. JSTUas opened the oriice f rinerlv oc cupied by Dr. Uoiu-ti el. IH-Siu. DENTAL PAULOR. On Coiner of Twelfth and North Streets, over'Ernst's hardware store. jgTOffice hours, 3 to It! a. in.; 1 to ' p. in. OL!. AsUUAl.'fiH. WcSitist. 0" tOttHMIS A: SRJi.I.IVA:, .4 TTOHXEYS-A T-LA W, U(i-aUirin Oluek Iiuilding, 11th street, Ajiove the New hank. H. j. in; . NO TA It Y P Uli L IC. Itlh Strett.i Jours nrol or HnmnlumJ Houhe, Columbus. Neb. '' rpiiMHsjToa As. POWLK. .V UHG EON DEN T I SI'S, g2T Office in Mitchell Block, Coluin hui, Nebraska. H-U" J. . ki:kii:i:, A TTORNEY A T LA W, Office on Ulie St., Coluuilu, Nebraska. t!-tr f G. A. HULLHUliST, A.M., M. I., 1IOMEO PA TlllC PHYSICIAN, 2TTo Blocks south of (Joint llou. . Telephone cuiiiinunloatioii. r-I V. A. MACKEN, DKAI.KK IN Wines, Liquors. Cigars, Purlers, Ales, e'.c , etc. Olive Street, next to First National IJ-ink. .10- M cAiJJsn:i: SEico., A TTOIINEYS A T LA W, Office up-stairs in McAllister' build ing. 11th M. W. A. McAllister, Notarj Public. J, M. .VACKAULAMi, H. K. COW 1T.U.Y. itursty iS Sctary Tzl? :. Ce!ia:t:r. LAW AND C0LLEIT10X OFFirR -or MACFARIjAND & COWDERx", Columbus, : : : Nebraska. G KO. X. IHJIHtV. PA IN TE It. jSTCarriaj:', house ami -isrn paintinir. glazing, paper lianin, kaNoiniiir.i, etc done to order. Shop on Kith St., opposite Engine House, Columbus, Neb. !0- m.kisciib', llth St., opposite Lindsll Hotel. Sells Harness, Saddles, Collar-, Whips, lllankets, I'un y Combs, Hruhes, trunks, valise, luipijv tops, cushions, c irriasre trimming, Ac al the lowest pi ibl. prices. Uepair- pr lnjttly attended to. o. c. sHrisrojsr, MASUKACTL'KEK OK Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware ! Job-Work, Roofing and Gutter ing a Specialty. JSBTSIioii on Elcctith Street, opposite Heintz's hriu: Store. 40-y G W.CI.AKU, LAND AND INSURANCE AGENT, HUMPHREY, NEliR. His lands comprise some line tracts In the Shell Cieel; Valley, and the north ern portion ol i'l. tte count. Tax.. paid for non-residcut-. Sati-laction guaranteed. -0 y c Ol.UMHL'S l'AC'KIHU t'O COLUMBUS, - NEB., Packers and Dealers in all kinds of Hojj product, cash paid for Live or Dead Hogs or grease. Directors. R. H Henry, l'rest.; John "Wiggius, Sec. and Treas.; L. Uerrard, S. Cory. -VTOTICE TOTEACIIIIBS. J. B. Moncrief. Co. Supt., Will be in his otflee at the Court House on the third Saturday of each mouth for the purpose of examining applicant, for teacher- certificates, and for the transaction of any other business pertaining to schools. ?K7-y TAMES AI.lIO-, CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER. Plans and estimates supplied for either frame or brick building. Good work guaranteed. Shop on nth Street, near St. Paul Lumber Yard, Columbu-, Ne braska. M Umo. J. WAGNER, Liverv and Feed Stable. It prepared to furnish the public w.'th good teams, busies and carriages for all occasions, especially for funerals. ANo conducts a sale stable. -14 D.T. JlAKTYX, M. D. F. Schlg, M. D.. (Deutscher Ariz.) Dm. MARTYN & SCHUG, D. S. Examining Surgeons, Local Surgeon?. Union Pacific and 0.,X.&K. H.R. It's. COLUMBUS. - NEBRASKA. 3i-voWxlii-v $66 a week at home. $o.00 outfit free. Pay absolutely iure. fo risk. Capital not required. Reader, if vou want busiuess at which persous of either sex, youni: or old, can make xreat pay all the time the work, with absolute certaiuty, write for particulars to H. Hallet & Co., Port land, Maine. COLUMBUS TATF BANK! b . ' L "i::6a:::t: aernri i 2osi ua "Zzzztt t Etltt. COLUMBUS, NEB. CASH CAPITAL, , $5P.O00 DIRECTORS: anueu Geurard, Prcs'i.r iEO. Y. Hulst, ViceJ'rcs't. Jumus A RjtED. -JZ, ' n- A i 9 ' . Pf M St iT. WtlCT- -o-- f. U..:t ;lunk ol Kcpo4it, IHacoti'ni ivll:ctiois. ProiBptlj'Made on .; Pointy. Pay lBlerehl ou Time Depoo- DKBBEKT & BR1GGLE, BACKERS! HUMPHREY, NEBRASKA. jSTPrompt attention given to Col lections. jSTInsurance, etc. Real Estate, Loan, - 5 J. H. GALLEY & BRO., Would lespectfuU) :i"k their frienda and patrons to call and examine their stock of Fall and Winter Goods Before piirt-ha-in their h their store full supplies, as1 tlicV from lloor to ceiling of Maple and K aucy !1 DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, For Men and Boys, at all Prices! 4 e s -A I.I.- ,-. OVERCOATS! -AlA- BmWWJOOTUHD-MS. WE ALSO CARRY A LINE LA DIES' PINE SHOES. OF Blankets. Quilts and all kinds of Fan cy Notions. J3T1N member that we keep no shoddy uood, and strietly onk ritiCK i- our motto, wlm-h our twenty-tive year- resi lience in I'olumbus will'sUstain. it-oiii LOUIS SCHREIBER, ilacksmiui anfl Wagon Maker. All kinds of Repairing done on Short Notice. Ifuggies, Wag ons, elc, made to order, and all work (Jiiar auteed. Also sell the world-famous Walter A. Wood Mowers. Reapers, Combin ed Machines, Harvesters; and Salf-biaders -the' best made. a 5TShop opposite the " TattCMall,"' Ol ive SL. COLUMBUS. 2-in..c GOLD for the working class', Send lOeintsTor postage, and M" will mail you free 1 a royal, valuable box ol sample oods that will put you in the way of making mo:e money inti few day&JJiaii you ever thought possible at aiivJjiii)i.i i.ess. Capital not required. Ve will start you. You can work all .the Ume or in spare time only . The work is univer sally adapted to both m-xs, young and old." You'can easilj earn from M cents to $." every evening. That all who want work may test the business, we make thi unparalleled oiler; to all who are not well satNtied wc will send $1 to pay Tor the trouble of writ in:; u-. Full particu lars, directions, etc., sent lree. Fortune's will be made by those who ijive their whole time to the work. Great success absolutely sure. Don't.delay. Start now. Address Stinson fc Co., Portland, Maine. IllJltEITK HOTL. JOHN HUBER, thcjol.lr auctioneer, has opened a hotel on l:llliSt (nearTitl'a n y it RoutsonJs, where, clean 1ioiU and sq:iarc meals will alwiixs be found bytlu patron ot the house. L will-in thd'fu ture, a in the past, utve my bst atten tion to all sale of iioods or firm stock, as an aueiioiWr. ', ) 22T" Satisfaction guaranteed: call and see ine and vou win bn made welcome. JOHN HUB ER, Proprietor and Auctioneer. Columbus, Neb . June 19, 'is:. 0-tf COLUittltVii Restaurant and .Saloon! E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor. 83"y"holegale,aud Retail Dealer in For eign Wines, Liquors undjCij;ars, Dub lin Stout, Scotch and English Ales. tSTKcntucJcy Whiskies a Specialty. OYSTERS in their reason, by the case van or dish. lltb. StrAtt.,Snntk:ef Dpnt.. JS. ilURDOUK ic SON, l , Carpenters and Contractors. will uarantceatirffaclronFInvork. f l All kinds of repairing done on short notice. Our' motto" it. "Good-work1 'and fair priees. Call and-iveus ':,oppbr tunity toestimate foryou. -MTShon-dn1 Co's. store, Columbus, Nebr. 483-y I'lRtT National Bank! "COLXJ xjs. Msa i , Authorized Capital, Cash Capital, - 1250,000 50,000 .1 tOFFICKRS AND.DIKSCTOKS. . ANDERSON, Pres't. SAM'L C. SMITH. Vice Pres't. O O.T. ROEN, Cashier. .r.'V EARLY, 'ROBERT UHLKJ, HERMAN OEHLRICII. W. A. MCALLISTER. G.ANDKKSON, P'.ANDKRSON. Foreign and Inland Exchanve, Passage Tickets' Real Estate. Loan auu Insurance. 29-voi-i3ay-,- eoALLIME! J. E. NORTH & CO.. DEALERS IN Coal, Xinie,,. Hair, Cement. lioek Sprio? Coal, t'urbon (Wyoming) Coal... Eldoii (Iowa) Coal ..$7.00 per Ion .. 0.00 ' .. i.iO " 0 Blacksmith Coal of best quality al ways on hand at low est prices North Side Eleventh St., COLUMBUS, NEB. 14.3m UNION PACIFIC LAND OFFICE. Improved and Unimproved Farms, Hay and Grazing Lands and City Property for Sale Cheap AT THE Union Pacific Land Office, On Long Time and Into rate of Interest. ZSTFinal proof made on Timber Claims. Homesteads and Pre-emption. E3TA11 wishing to buy lands of any d--seription will pleaxe call and examine my litof lauds before looking else wheie E3TA11 havinjc land to sell will please call and give me a description, l.-rin , priees, ete. E5J"l a so am prepared to insure prop erty, a I have the agency of several lir.-t-clas-s Fire insurance companies. F. Y. OTT, Solicitor, spcaka Uermin. KANIIKL CNMITU, 30-tf Columbus, Nebraska. BECKER & WELCH, PROPRIETORS OF SHELL CREEK MILLS. MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE SALE DEALERS IN FLOUR AND HEAL. ti FFTCE, COL UMB US, NEB. SPEICE & NORTH. ""flcnaraTXgen"liTfar the Safe of ESTATE. C '5 - -j Unfon Pacific, sndJilidUnd Facile R. R. Lands for sale at from $3.00 to $10.00 per acre for cash, or on live-or ten years o sun pur- lare and cuoiceiioi oi oinerianus, linproveu auu unimproved, for sale at low price and on reasonable terms. Also business and residence lots u the city. .We keep a complete abstract of title to 'all real es tate in' Platte County. ' 1 1 I .''.. G21 ' COLVnBlS. IfEB. HENRY G-ASS, COFFINS AND METALLIC OASES AND DEAUCCrX Farniiare, Chairs, Bedataada, Bu- reaua Tables, Safes. Lounges, &c. Picture Frames and Mouldings. ; jixnepairing qj au xinas of upholstery Goods. 6-tf COLUMBUS, NEB. ttuie. lU'aanuaUsmMeuta i ehosers. . iWe5 -hiniHilio . . . ..-ItJ-l-li.'- il-i 1 i SiiSBESWgSTra. rVi'T -si-afri i1 iiTslsisW THE BOOK-KEEPER. U mm an ancient book-keeper, And he was tall and slim: Though bis face was mild, he rarely smiled, His clothes were dark and prim, And everything- about his deal:: He kept exceeding trim. He always hung his bat nnd coat Upon the self-same hooks. And laid his ruler, pen and Ink In their respective nooks. And the only exercise he had Was footing up his hooks. Each day upon the self-same hour He took his lofty scat. And bent his body and his mind His labors to complete; And blots were neither on his famo Nor on his ledger sheet. The music of his pen was heard From morn till eventide: Upcoluinns vast his eyes were cast. Then down again with pride: Quito pleased was he though he saw his work Increased and multiplied. The cash that o'er his fingers cams Each day was something grand. And vet no schemes to bear It off Bv nlm were ever planned. Although you saw with half an eyo That he wrote a sloping hand. He had no wife, he made no friends, His Joys and cares wore few. And his dearest hope from day to day Was to keen his balance true, A good world this if every man The latter thing would do. He never sighed when little Ills His way of lifo would cross; And o'er the errors of his youth He showed no vain remorse; But set down all that came along To protlt or to loss. One day the creditor of all Dropped In for his amount; He found the old man at his post, Though low ran nature's fount; The books were closed and he was borne Up to his last account. -Journal of Commerce. (JUS AND HIS PISTOL. "Gus, dear, there stands your gun aain, and you know how nervous I am about firearms, and your little brothers may run in an touch it." "They'll catch it if they do," said handsome youm Gus, taking a glass of sherry with his biscuit, but not sitting down to the lunch table. "Such little fellows, you know, dear," said his pretty, young-looking mother, who was now a widow for the second time. "And now 1 do want to say that you ought to be more careful of" your pistols, too. Something will happen that you'll regret all your lifetime." The young fellow tossed ujs curly head. "You nag me as if I were a boy, mother," he said. "I'm past twenty. I'm sick of this, I'll be off before you give me an' more of it." And leaving the gun where it stood, the young fellow took his hat and saun tered out at the door. His mother a comely woman, with black hair and a good color looked after hint regretfully. She almost wished at the moment that his father had not left the boy independent of an' labor or profession, he had grown so idle in his comfortable home, with the income for which he made no effort. It was not necessary for him to do anything for any oue," and that cold heartedness that falls upon people who live utterly selfish lives had fallen upon him early. He was egotistical as an old bachelor, and never put himself out of the way for a moment to please any one else. Now he had not carried the gun away before he went, and his mother literally dared not touch it. Neither dared she call Bridget from the kitchen to remove it from its position at the door; for if an accident could be contrived, Bridget al ways managed one. Nora, sedate and strong, was not in the house, and little Bob and little Tom were playing no one knew where. At any moment they might conic run ning up the path, and cither knock the guu down as they rushed into the house, or meddle with it; and who knew what might happen? Mrs. Rathwell did not dare leave the porch. She had a delightful engage ment for that afternoon, but should -The go away to tlress, her darlings might be in danger. She sat and watched the black instrument of death to squirrels and innocent birds, and listened for her children's voices. The hours passed, the time was gone for dressing, the pleasant visit lost. About live o'clock the little boys came up the road, and made a dash at the gun as soon as they saw it. Their mother made a rush for them. The run was knocked down amidst her shrieks; but nothing happened. It was not loaded. She had been a perfect idiot, she said to herself. But though she would not say it, she knew, also, that Gus, whose every whim she strove to gratify, might have .spared her all this anxiety simply by taking a few steps with his long legs and putting the gun on its rest in his gun-closet. Wearily she went upstairs to make herself neat for the family dinner. Shrieks called her down before she had braided her black hair. Rob had a fish-hook in his finger. Gus had left some of his fish-hooks on the table in the fitting-room. It was nothing very serious, but his whole afternoon had been spoiled. At his age little Bob never forgot what mamma wanted him to do. lie ran about to serve her. He thought of her even when she was not present; but she had spoiled her eldest boj- her Gustavus whom slip thought so beau tiful, and who was only seventeen years younger than herself. She had never taught him to think of her. Generous, self-sacificing children need no such teaching; but selfish ones do. Gus came in to dinner: regarded his little brother's bound-up thumb with a scowl; told him he "deserved what he got richly," and was oil" again soon after. It is to be hoped his mother took some comfort in seeing him look so well in his new clothes, for she had nothing more satisfactory to expect from this first-born-oLbers. "There's poor Hunter's boy,!' said old Squire Jones, looking out of his window as Gus rode past. "Ah, he's not much like his father. Good looking, very, but what I call 'a smart Aleck.' It's slang, but it's expressive." And his wife nodded an assent over her knitting needles. Howeyer, that evening was to bring a change to Gus. At the friend's house to which he rode with such an air he met Miss Bessie Mavdew, and fell in love with her. Perhaps, since his nature was so light, that love might not be en during; but for the time it made a cer tain change in him. Instead of thinking-only of himself, he thought only of Bessie. He was as selfish to the rest of the world, and particularly so to his mother: but Bessie was the pivot of which the world turned to him in these days. Bessie was altogether wonderful so gay, so full of life. The boy had never loved any one before. His tender ness was a complete revelation to him. Bessie thought him very manly this lover of hers, with his perpetual chat about "hunting." To be sure, poor, pretty robbins or frightened chipmuides were his victims. but she felt sure that lions and tigers, and wild beasts of all sort were the sport for which he longed. She took pride in seeing him handle those pistols of his with which he swore he would kill any rival. Ho talked a good deal about duels, too. She felt sure he would gladly fight one for her sake, and she was proud of having no fear of those weap ons of his. He had told her it disgusted him when women screamed at the sight of a pistol. The two were verj fond of each other no one could doubt that and Gus was rich. It was a good match for Bessie. People were content. But at home he did all he could to worry that timid mother why, he could not have said himself. One day he made an exchange of pistols with another young fellow of the same tastes, giving money to boot, and rejoicing in his new acquisition. He Uourished it about and talked of its beauties. "Is it load;d?" his mother asked. He was just about to fire it offfor the purpose of discovering the rather im portant fact, but the question angered him. "Just like you. Your only thought," he said, and crammed it into his pocket and walked away. He went straight to Bessie Maydew's. "I've made a bargain," he said; and showed her his prize. "What a beauty," she cried, smiling up into his eyes, "Do you think you could shoot me with it?" There was an old apple-tree, with low, sweeping boughs near her door. She gave a little jump and settled her self on its lowest branch, as she spoke: "A bird in a tree," she said. "Fire! I dare you to do it!" And Giis, laughing at her fun, pointed the pistol at her; only pointed it noth ing more. He swore to himself after ward that he did not touch the trigger; but there was an explosion a .shriek. The little laughing-bird fell out of the tree into his arms and never laughed again. The bullet had entered her heart. She was dead, and grew cold as he cried for help. The thing had happened, which his mother had always prophesied. He had killed some one. There is au insane asylum at . There, all day long, a maniac, with wild eyes, paces his cell. When any one speaks to him, he stares and pauses and begins to moan: "The pistol was not loaded! It was witchcraft!" Sometimes a sad-faced woman his mother comes to see him; but she creeps away, weeping. The sight of her makes him furious. She has two sous at home, good, kind, loving youths; but hearts are very unjust she thinks less of them than she thought of selfish Gus, who never cared for her; and under the wil lows in the church-yard Bessie Maydew has slept for ten long years; so that the stone above her has turned yellow, and the roses have run wild above her grv She is the happiest of the three. Night-Hawks. "How's that for a mouth?" asked a naturalist and sportsman of an Enquirer reporter, pointing to a mounted bird on the table. The bird was a mottled-brown specimen, about as long as a pigeon, with a mouth that stretched literally from ear to ear. "How about the ocr?'1'' asked the re porter, noticing that it was in the bird's mouth. "That's just the point," replied the bird man. "It's a night-hawk. No, they don't eat cgs; but that shows that bird exactly as 1 shot it, and thereby hangs a tale. L.asi summer i nau an out ttarke that I took out coon hunting with me to carry the truck, and one night as we were plowing through a hard lot of bush I told him to go ahead and hold the lan tern. So he did, holding one of these bull's-eve lanterns ju-t over his head. He was about three feet ahead of me, when all at once I heard a kind of a smash, and down went the old fellow, lantern, basket and all. For a few min utes he made it blue there, I can tell you, but finally he got up, swearing something had struck him with an egg; sure enough, his face was dripping with broken egg, and on the ground we found a night-hawk. She had flown at the light and struck the old man fairly in the face, knocking him out. The egg business puzzled me, however. But the next day when I was out I came sudden ly on to a smooth spot, and saw -t night hawk throw herself on her side and be gin to go lame. I knew there was some thing up, and the next minute I made out the nest and eg; but at the first move I made she darted at it, picked up the egg in her mouth, and flew away. I was determined to see now it was done, so I brought down my gun shot her on the wing, and 1 found and her dead with the ogg in her mouth. "Wonderful? ' I should say so. You see the night-hawks are supposed to have little or no intelligence, but this fact shows them to have moro than the average maternal affec tion. But this isn't all. About two weeks later I was out again in about the same spot, and saw my dog pointing. Wishing to make a sketch, if possible, of various birds under point, I stole up on the dog, and for a moment was dis posed to give her a clubbing, as there wasn't a thing in sight, only a bed of brown leaves and moss. But as tho dog kept pointing I looked closely, and soon made out another night-hawk, and while I was looking the bird picked up what looked like a mole, and flew heav ily away. I brought it down, and in its mouth was a young one about as large as a mouse. So. j-ou see', they carry off both eggs and j-oung." "Is this the use of" the large mouth?" asked the reporter. "Partly, I- think," was the reply. "But it i's adapted to their method of obtaining food, which is on the wing. You notice about dusk, and in the even ing, the gnats, mosquitoes and various insects swarm in flocks as big as your head; the night-hawk feeds on them, and dashes into a swarm, taking in hundreds at a time; hence they are of the greatest value in reducing our mosouito crop, and should never be in jured. But this using their mouths tw carry off their eggs and young probably surprises you, and to tell the truth, two thirds of the people I have shown it to thought I was playing on their suscep tibilities, so to speak; but fortunately for me, the curious performance haa been observed by other sportsmen and naturalists. This same thing was witnessed by Audubon in the night hawk known as the Chuck-Wills Widow. He approached the nest, and the male and female threw themselves at his feet, ruffling their feathers and showingevery evidence of distress, and when he con tinued to approach each bird seized an egg in its mouth and flew sway. Cin cinnati Enquirer. Lest la the Wee. Mrs. Laura J. Reynolds and Bliss Jcannette R. Ecmpton, of this city, raw cently had a thrilling adventure in the; woods of the Island of Grand Manas, a large island in the Bay of Fundy, which' has of late become quite n, resort for artists and others who are fond of the sublime in nature. These two ladies, accompanied by Mrs. Reynolds' two children, being at Eastport, Me., con cluded to make a flying visit to Grand Manan, aud set out for Fiagg's Cove. After spending a day at this place they started, accompanied by Mr. Louis Bag ger, of Washington, on the morning of September 21, to visit Dark Harbor, the most picturesque locality on the island, and on tho mountainous west shore. About three miles of the distance fromt Fiagg's ('ove to Dark Harbor the roads are good, and there was no difficulty in, driving to Mr. Schoelield's house,, where the part- expected to find a guide, to conduct them to Dark Harbor. Ar riving at this place, however, it was. found that all the men, including the guide, had left for Northern Head, and no one could be found except an elder ly woman, who advised tho party not to proceed any further iu the absence of a guide, as the roads were both difficult and dangerous. Having come so far, however, and fully made up their minds, to see Dark Harbor before leaving, it. was determined to push on through the woods without a guide, and trust to a1 Email pocket-compass and Mr. Bagger's instincts to find the way to Dark Harbor' and back. Dark Harbor was soon reached, amid the joyous shouts of tho whole party. About haif-past fouro'clock the party, started on their return to Schoefield's. Having marked the path leading from .the mountain down to the cove by tying pocket-handkerchiefs anu pieces oil paper to the trees and bushes, there was; at first no difficulty in finding the trail,! and the mountain was reached and' gassed without an accident. Here, owever, the marks of the footprints' were lost. Renewed efforts were made to find the trail by which they had come, but in vain. It was agreed that the children should be kept in ignorance of the fact that the party was lost, and barring that they were a little tired, having walked for more than seven miles, with only a few hours' rest, they did as well as the grown people. The1 darker it grew the more evrdent it be came that it would be utterly useless to .attempt to find a trail in the dense, woods amid the mountains and ravines jn that part of the island. It was re solved as the best and only safe course to pursue under the circumstances, to, ,camp over night. The grass was too wet to permit of: the starting of afire, and, even if it had not been so, not a single match could'be found. The children soon fell asleep. It was so cold that the breath froze on the pocket-handkerchiefs which had been spread over their faces. The spot which had been selected for the camp, aud which was the only available place, was so close to the ravine, and the night was so dark, that it would have been dangerous to tramp around more than five yards in either direction. All night long, at regular intervals, i Miss Kcmpton and Mr. Bagger would cry; out the well-known Alpine "haii" used by the guides in the Alps, and which can, be heard for niilei in the clear air of Switzerland; but no replies came, and their voices soon gave out. At last, shortly after dawn, Miss Kempton fancied that she heard the faint report, of a gun; this was followed by another and another. Again tho Alpine call was sounded, this time by the entire party, and was answered by tho distant barking of a dog and the firing of more guns. Nearer and near er came the guns, and it was evident that the relief party, aided by the dogs, were on the trail. " At times, however, the reports seemed to be further off, and the suspense was terrible until the. reports, coming again nearer, it w:is evident they were agniu on the right track. But an hour elapsed before they came so near that their voices could be heard, although they were halloing as hard as they could. It was nearly five o'clock when the relief party, consisting of twelve sturdy lisiiermau from Northern Head, reached the camp, armed with lanterns, blankets and a jug of brandy. By this time the res cued ones had become well nigh ex 'haustcd, none of them being able to stand on their feet, but after a taste of iie contents of the jug and rubbing lown with blankets, the party was so far restored that they could be carried back t) the starting point at Schoe field's. It was then ascertained that the place where the party had spent the nighr was in the most deserted and dangerous part of the island, seven miles from the noarest habitation, and that, had it not been for the fortunate circum stance that one of the search party had a dog, by which the trail, which had been lost during the night was icdis- covered, the chances were ten to one that the party would never have been found until relief in any shape or form would have been too late. Ptiludelphiu Press. Captain Majue Kcid. Of Captain Mayne Reid' boyhood we hear little, except that his father, a Preslijterian minister, designed him for tin pulpit. The clerical profession was not to his taste, and at the age of twenty he left his tutors and his tasks, to cross tho sea. Landing in New Orleans, he began a cireer of adventure in the wilds of Amcr'ca. He made two excursions up tin Red River, and ascending the Missouri, explored the vast prairies which the wave of civilization had not then reached He afterward traveled exteiisholy in the States, writing de scriptions of liis journeys for the news paper ress. He u:is thus employed when, in 1845, wa- between the United Stales and .Mc-x-o broke out. and vounr Reid threw himself anient ly into the strug gle as a volunteer, lie greatly distin guished himself by his bravery at the storming of ( hipultepee, where he re ceived a painful wound, from the effects of which he frequently suffered. The war over, Captain Kcid resigned his commission. But the spirit ot ad venture was roused in him ajain when the Hungarian struggle for freedom en listed the sympathies of liberty-loving people everywhere: and in 1849 he organized in New York a body of men to join it. He had arrived in Paris, on his way to Hungary, when news reached him of the failure of the insur rection. Reid then retired to England and set tled down to literary work, and there 1 in ins home he lived the life of a quiet country gentlemas, devoting himself to litedure and rural pursuits. J. T. Trovbridrjc, in St. Nitiiolas. 1 . . A Sffi1 kidnaper soothing j m92toUHtd$laaIItrald. FACTS ASD FIGURES. -It takes 9.000,000 postal cards to weigh one ton. N. Y. Times. Railroads in tho United States have made more money this year than thoy did in 1882. Chicuqo Tribune. Out of a population of 1,300,000 in New York City, only 61,052 persons own real estate. Al Y. Tribune. In his retiortto the Secretary of the Interior, Governor Tritle, of Arizona, claims for tho Territory a population of 75,000. Texas organized sixty-eight new counties last j?ar, making 20 J ia the State. The fncrcase of her taxable property in the year was 130,000.000. Chicago Her Hid. New York Hity has $30,000,000 in vested in the oy.Uer business, and laat year ate at hoi m 8,000.000 bushels of the toothless fish A Washington Mar ket woman is gi tting rich selling 500 bowls of soup a diy at ten couts a bowl. N. Y. Sun. The Surveyor of Customs at Green port, L. I., repor that 91.550,000 men haden were caug,.t in the waters about Long Island ui-rinsr the past three mouths. The vlue of the fish was S4U0.000. The fish made 274,650 bar rels of oil. Brooklyn Eagle. It is unusual for a Southern planter to make $500,000 by farmiug. Mr. L. M. Hill, of Wilkes County, Ga., has re cently died. He made $700,000 by farming. In the same county General Toombs and his brother Gabriel aro each worth $500,000, nearly all of which has been made by fanning. Louisville Courier-Journal. When Horace Greeley visited Utah, the saints told him that there wero more girls frhan Upys in Mormondom, which they argued was a sign of God'.i approval of polygamy. The latest sta tistics, however, show that of the birth i in the church during the last six months 1,200 were male and 1,100 female. Moreover, the last census shows that there were then in the Territory 2-1,932 males under ten years of age anil 2,762 females. Chicago Times. One of the finest coffee estates in Mexico is said to be that of San Anto nio, northward from the city of Colima, the property of Messrs. Adolf Kefe, Arnold Vogel, Enrique Stoldt, ami Arthur l'Anvel. There are 0,000 trees in fruit, which will produce abundantly this year, 50,0 A which will produce their first crop, 8O.01 0 planted in the current year, after having been in the nursery "three year-, and from 140,000 to 150,000 trees in the nurseries, mak ing a total of .'550.O0O plants, of which 110,000 arc in bearing. The great bulk of the horse-hair used in the United States Is imported from the Argentine Republic and Uruguay. The total amount imported in 1882 was 4.0S2.U00 pounds. In the previous year the importation was .'. 643,972 pounds, and in 18t0 nearly 4, 000,000 pouuds. Assuming an aveiage price of 28 cents per pound the amount imported last year would reach a total value of about $1,150,000. The bulk of this horse-ha'r is manufactured by four or five concerns, one of which "is in Boston, one iu Mew York, one in Phila delphia and one in Baltimore. AT. Y. Herald. A league has been organized in New England to inaugurate a war against the excessive granting of divorce decrees. During last year 5a7 divorces were granted in Maiue an increase of nearly 50 per cont. in twenty years. New Hampshire divorces have increased from 107 in I860 to 314 in 1882; Massa chusetts divorces from 213 to 600 in the same length of time; Connecticut di vorces from 14 in 1849 to 145 in 1880; Rhode Island divorces from 162 in 1869 to 261 in 1882. The New York courls granted 218 divorces iu 1880, 253 in 1881, 316 in 1882, and this year the number promises to swell to 400. Bos ton Post. WIT AND WISDOM. The charities that soothe and and bless are scattered at the feet heal of a man like flowers. Wordsworth. A Tennessee poet writes: A boy cot left at the gmmmar school. Because, to net up a 11 rut-class raco. He tied an active-tr.in.-silUe oyster-can To a tloa- In tlio objective case. When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing to allow that you do net know it th's 13 knowledge. Con fucius. "A new industry in Norway is the canning of whales." it is not stated how many whales are packed in each can; but we .shouldn't think the num ber was over four. Norristown Herald. It is absolutely blood-curdling to read that the Chinese and French had an engagement at Bachninh, and that the Chinese were forced to retreat from Hauri, via the Dai toward Laokoi O, Oi shoid smoile. Riimarck Tribune. "Angeline, darling," said the dudo to the dudine, "you're the apple of my eye." "You are a flatterer, Adolphus. ' "Not at all, ray dear; but when we'ro together you're no longer the apple of my eye.' "Why?" us both to form one "Because it takes pair, then Ha! ha! ha!" "Yvs, irrowled an old bach elor who had heard the conversation, "a pair of spoons." Cruel man! Ex chnnge. The glossograph is an invention at tracting much attention at tho Vienna Electrical Exhibition. It accurately re produces human speech and reconls it on paper. It is equal to any articulate effort, from a shout to a whisper. Wo rather think, though, it would tax the machine to keep up with a man who gets up to light tho gas to chae a rat out of the room and collides with a rocking-chair. Boston Post. A journeyman weaver took to his employer a piece of cloth he had just finished. Upon examination two holes but half an inch apart were found, for which a fine of two shillings was de manded. 4 Do you charge the same for small as for large holes?" asked the workman. " Yes: a shilling for every hole, big or little." Whereupon tho workman immediately tore the two holes into one, exclaiming: "That'll save a shilling, anyhow." His employer remiltcd the whole fine at once. Boston Post. One day a pompous little fellow at a dinner-table was boasting of the great men with whom he Was on intimate terms. He had been jn constant corre spondence with Longfellow, had lunched with Tennyson, was on friendly rela tions with the Prince of Wales, and, in short, knew even thing and everybody. At length a quiet individual at the further end of the room broke in on the conversation with the question: "My dear sir. did you happen to know tho Siamese Twins when thev were in this country?" Our hero, who evidently had a talent for lying, but no real genius, at once replied: "The Siamese Twins, sir? I became verv intimate with one of them, but I never had the good fortOM w uul the othe.""-. X. Qraptic PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL. Wendell Phillips is seventy-two years of age, and is not in good health. K. refuses to lecture. Boston Herald. The Detroit Evening Journal al ludes to Mr. Sitting Bull as a "distin guished relic of aboriginal greatness." Peter Hayden, of New York, is worth $10,000,000. He is eighty years of age, while his heir is only two years of age. N. Y. Sun. Levi McCormick, who has served for thirty-two years as a conductor on the Cumberland Valley Railroad, has been retired by the company on full pay for the rest hi his life. Philadelphia Press. An eccentric individual of Dooly County, Georgia, is seventy-six years old. but has never in the whole course of his life spent one night from under the roof of the house iu which he was born. St. Louis Post. James H. Beard, tins noted painter of animals, was asked on Broadway whether a lady who was passing was not beautiful." "Yes," he said, "she is as beautiful as a cow." He meant this as a sincere compliment. N. Y. Times. Mr. John C. Jennings. Mayor of Salt Lake City, appears and talks like an Englishman, lie is a Mormon, has two wives, and is a large stockholder in the co-operative store, which has a business- of $2,000,000 a yar. Chicago Journal. Mary Cain, seven years old, of Hamilton, Out., lighted the fires, chopped the wood, got breakfast, scrubbed the floors and made garden, and yet her parents abused her. and finally turned her into the street. A wealthy lady found her. and. as the child's father said he did not care for her, a Magistrate gave the little one to the lady for adoption. Chicago Herald. Weir, the painter of the great pic ture iu the rotunda of tire White House. "The Embarkation of thj Pilgrims." still lives in New York, enjoying a green old age. at eighty-live. lie is on a list which seems to be presenative of life the retired list of the army. After more than forty years service, as in structor at the Military Academy, he was in 1876 placed on the retired list with the rank and pay of a Colonel of ca ai ry. N. Y. T.ribune. The ages of the five oldest members of the Newton family, of Woodbridge. Conn., aggregate 397 years, the oldest being eighty-live anil the youngest seventy-live. Another living member of the family is sixty-live years of age. Five of the family live within half a mile of one another; the sixth lies about a mile aud a half from the ethers. The family has always lived in Woodbridge, and the homestead, which is of the fam ily's founding, has been in its possession 140 years. "In Greenville." sas a correspond ent of the Chattanooga (lY-iin.) Times, "the late President. Andrew Johnson, lived, as a tailor, alderman. legislator, and President, and here he is buried. The shop in which he labored as tailor now stands in the eastern part of the town. Just over the entrance to tho shop, which is a small frame building, and iu which a colored family is now living, is a pine board, upon which is written, in letters now almost erased by rain and storm, the following: A. Johnson, Tailor." A little out from the western border of the town stands the monument of marble which marks the resting place of Andrew .lohiisou, Pres dent of the United States,' " "A LITTLE NONSENSE." The fact is not generally known that Edward I wa.s the original crowned Ed. of Europe. A'. 1". Journal. Proctor can see in the moon a vol cano with a crater forty mile-; wide. Old Earth might as well shut her mouth. Detroit Free Priss. A lady of this city recently filled her lamp with gasoline and since then she has not benzine. - Carl Pretzel's V.'uLly. -The time of the oung ladies is di vided into two parts. Half ot the timu they wait for the maiN, and the other half for the males. Burlington Free Press. "A preventive of typhoid fever is to boil the driiiking-v.at -r," and a pre ventive of dsprp-i:t is to drink the boil ing water. A mailer of choice as well as of taste.- Hartford Po.t. A scientist says that iu the moon a hickon nut 1": 1 1 1 i 1 1 ir from a botch would crash through a man like a iniiiie ball. That settles it. We shall never go to the moon to gather hickory nuts. Norri.tluirn Herald. Professor to class in surgery: "The right leg of the patient, as you see, is shorter than the left, in consequence of which he limps. Now. what you do in a case of this kind?" Bright student: "Limp, too."' German Joke. We read in an exchange of a young lady having been made crazy by a sud den kiss. This should teach youn ladies to be constantly expecting some thing of that kind, and to be prepared for it when it comes. Lou-ell Citizen. "What are uu laughing at, my dear?" asked Mrs. J-jties of her husband, who wa ehucklii'jj- over h morning paper, s-onietlung 1 saw here," he replied, but it's hardly funny enough for two."- A'. )'. ludcfx itdeni. Shooting Tenant: "There's not much here besides grouse, i there?" Keeper: "Ay, ye'll get a inivtur' whiles! There was an English gentleman here at' killit a dowg, and kockit the hairnet off o :i laddie, an' ncarhauif baggit the laird 'imscF in a" ae dav." "I declare," evclamcd Mrs. Brown, provoked by one of Brown's speeches. "I think you should be a base ball player!" "What do you mean by that?" asked Brow 11. "Because," replied Mrs. B., "you are alwas puttin me out." This was too much. Brown caught his better half in his amis and declared that he would make a home run as often as possible thereafter.- Boston Transcript. A man in London was .sentenced to a month's imprisonment for throwing and infant through a window, and smashing the glass. Of course when a man breaks a window he should be punished: but a month's, imprisonment seems pretty severe for a little thing like that. Perhaps the fact that the infant was killed may have had something to do with the severitv of the sentence. Norristown Herald. Several California tramps got into a freight car that was loaded with wine, and, with a gimlet and numerous straws, succeeded in irettingall the nourishment they wanted. When the car was opened at Los Angeles the miscreants were found in a drunken sleep. San Fran cisco Chronicle. The "oil spot" in the Gulf of Mexico is an area of shallow water which is calm while a gale is raging and waves are tossing all about it. The mud from the bottom has a soapy character.