The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, October 25, 1895, Image 2

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IRA Ii. BAKE, Editor and Pjropeietoe
One Year, cash In advance, $1.25,
SlxlToaths, cash In advance. 75 Cents.
Entered aUheNorthPlatt(Nebra8ka)postofficeas
second-class matter.
Republican Ticket.
Forejudge of Supreme Court
For Regents State Univerrity
For Judge, 13th Judicial District
H. M.GRIMES. " '
For Treasurer
For Clerk
For Sheriff
For County Superintendent '
For County Judge
For Clerk of District Court
For Surveyor
For Coroner
For Co. Commissioner 2d Diet.
5 T T TiTmvnn
.Another edition of ten thous
and of my cards, printed on heavy
card board, suitable for carrying- in
the pocket, have been printed and
will be sent post paid in any quant
ity to applicants, regardless of
party. 33. B.
Voters who like to be on the
winning; side will show good judg--ment
by voting- the republican
ticket. We can assure them this
far in advance of November 5th that
the entire republican ticket will be
elected. After that date you will
not be able to find a dozen men who
will admit that they.Toted the pop
ulist ticket.
The populists will hold a meeting-
at Wallace to-morrow evening-
at"which all the candidates will be
nrpcpnf TMiJc nrprlncf i flip nnp
from which the populists expect to
' g"et their big- majority, and they are
concentrating- their efforts to keep
their men in line. It will be a little
surprising-, however, if their ticket
g-ets the majority there that it did
two years ago.
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GrvmxET, "RiviviNrcHAM will lmrdlv
admit that all populists are rascals
because the populist treasurer of
Custer county stole $13,000 of the
' county funds, and yet the Colonel
does not hesitate to say that all re
puplicans are rascals because
Mosher succeeded in filching thous
ands out ot the state. It makes"
quite a difference with the Colonel
as to whose ox is g"ored.
Joe Tridi,e, of Wallace, is not so
rr 1 r
ticket this year as in former years.
Jim Hopkins has succeeded him as
second lieutenant, so it is said, and
does all his political work from
purely consciencious motives. Mr.
Seaton.- the chairman of the pop
ulist county committee, knows his
men and expects Hopkins to hold
the party in line.
. If the people who are interested
will take the time to examine the
county records they will find that
I J. H. Clark as treasurer turned in
excess lees each ot the years he
held office. It is not out of place
to add that a big- proportion of the
excess fees turned in by Mr. Bu
chanan came from parties who had
claims against the county and
whose taxes were deducted' from
the warrants by order 'of the com
missioners. The commissioners
take this method of forcing- the pay
ment of taxes about once in four
-.acnve in ms si nnnrrnr r p nnn r:
That man who thinks that John
'R. Ritner as county commissioner
wilt expend the people's money by
increasing- any official's salary, increasing-
the number of deputies, or
awarding- contracts to the highest
bidders.are evidently notacquainted
with Mr. Fdtner. He conducts his
personal business on strict business
principles, and will exercise the
same care and dilig-ence in transacting-
the business of Lincoln coun
ty when elected commissioner. A
number ot the heaviest tax-payers
of the Second district, not all of
whom are republicans, heartily en
dorse Mr. Ritner's candidacy be
cause they know he is ajjood busi
ness man.
Why do our populist brethren of
Wallace kick on Jim Seaton as
chairman of the central committee?
Didn't he do the party noble service
in''93? Was he not promised after
the election of that year that if he
would remain faithful until '95 he
would be provided for? Is he not
one of the foremost representatives
of the party in Wallace? He is
thought to be over this way, and is
already slated for deputy in the of
fice of clerk of the district court in
case of Ericsson's election.
Pale, thin, bloodless people should use Dr, Saw
yer's UfcaUne. It is the greatest remedy n the
rorld for making the -weak strong. For sale by F.
H. Longley.
It is said that Jalce Miller, in
making- his canvass tor re-election,
is calling- attention to the fact that
during- the past two years -he has
m violation of his oatli of office
purposely appraised lands to be
sold under foreclosure at such high
figures that sales could not be made
at two-thirds of the appraised val
ue as reouired bv law, and
is seekine- to convev the im-
pression that his action is solely in
the interest of the debtor. A little
investigation will show that his
real motive is to line his own pock
ets at the expense of the unfortu
nate debtor, and to compel liti
gants to pay exorbitant tribute to
the insatiable greed of the Era.
Under the law when an order of
sale is placed in the hands of the
sheriff he is required to summon
two free-holders and the three ap
praise the debtor's interest in the
land. The land is then advertised
and offered for sale. If fairly ap
praised, it is sold and the sheriffs
fee paid out of the proceeds 'will
amount to about $10 to $20. The
Era's bill for printing the'sale no
tice would be from $9 to $12.50
-a rake-off that ought to satisfy
these friends (?) of the poor debtor.
But they are not so easily satis
fied. They have power to rob the
debtor under the forms of law, and
they don't hesitate to skin him to
the limit. Miller causes the lands
to be appraised so high that sales
cannot be made. By so doing, un
der the law, if not sold at the first
offering, the lands are advertised
a second time and offered again.
Miller's and the Era's cost bills are
doubled up and yet the land is not
sold. Again Miller goes through
the farce of appraising the land and
again advertising the sales that
don't sell, and again Miller and the
Era file their bills of costs. "When
their costs get large enough to eat
up the value of the land, Miller
will probably see that the appraise
ment is made low enough so the
property can be soldaud he and the
Era will divide the proceeds, leav
ing the judgment for the debt
hanging over the debtor's head af
ter exhausting the security that
should have paid the debt but in
stead was devoted to the payment of
these outrageous costs. It is a nice
game played solely in the interest(?)
of the poor debtor. In view of the fact
that in nine cases out of ten there
is no contest between debtor and
creditor, the debtor having aban
doned the security and being anx
ious that it should be applied to the
debt so that the debt would not be
hanging over him, the plea that
this robbery is for the benefit of the
debtor won't hold water.
When the populists secured con
trol of our board of commissioners
our county finances were in good
shape. All bills were being prompt
ly allowed and warrants drawn in
payment. At the present time our
levy is up to the limit the law per
mits and instead of getting on a
cash basis the county finances are
getting worse and worse. When
the new levy was made in July last,
which should be used tor the ex
penses of the ensuing year, there
were bills enough on file to use up
the entire levy and leave claims
amounting to about $1,000 unpaid,
and since then bills are being piled
up against the county which there
is not even a levy to meet. It is
safe to say that our floating in
debtedness has increased fully $20,
000 by populist misrule and mis
management. This can be ac
counted for partly by the system
of looting the treasury for the ben
efit of the Era gang; in letting con
tracts to the highest bidders; by
the action of honest Mr. Buchanan
in padding the treasurer's state
ments so that the Era's bill-vfpr
publishing the same is treble what
it would be if the statement was
made in accordance with law. The
almost, continuous sessions of the
commissioners at $9. 00 per day and
their exorbitant bills for mileage
have become a scandal, so much so
that they have been prevailed to
let up until after election. It is
time the looters were turned down
and honest competent men put in
charge of our county affairs. Vote
for John R. Ritner, people of the
Second district, and we will have a
change. With Thomson and Rit
ner in control the count'- treasury
will be protected.
A report on labor strikes during
the past seven and a half years
show the loss toiiavebeen$21,889,
.000 to the employers and $26,832,000
to the employes, a total ot $48,721,
000, or an average of about $6,000,
000 per year. In the light of these
figures it does not look as though
labor strikes were a success.
Allen G. Thurman's democratic
club in Columbus, O., took advan
tage of the young man's absence
the other day from a club meeting
and adopted unanimously a resolu
tion denouncing his free coinage
heresy and the attempt to mix up
the minds of the faithful on finan
cial matters when the offices were
what they really wautetC
Dr. J. S. Devries who lias pub
lished the Fremont Herald the past
eighteen months, has retired from
that paper and Nat Smails, the for
mer publisher, is again at the helm
Devries valedictory was the short
est on record, consisting of the
words "I have quit."
We are not ready to believe that
the few pieces of silver which Jim
kins, of Wallace, received was in
tended to purchase his services for
the populist candidateAPhom he is
so zealously supporting. It may
have been only intended for his
legitimate cambaign expenses.
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Don't forget that any dollar of
manufactured product brought to
this country, that can be made in
this country, cuts off that much of
demand for American labor. The
republicans believe that it is better
to make all in this country that can
be made here keep American and
home labor employed. This can be
done by keeping in power a repub
lican administration. Now is th
time to make agood start for 1896
by electing the entire republicai
ticket this year. Seward Blade.
The total yield of cereals this
year is placed at over three and a
half billion bushels (3,600,000,000)
bushels moje than the productioi
of last year.- If we bad 70,000,000
people in the country this would
give 250 bushels to each family, with
100,000,000 bushels to spare. Tlu
figures are large, but no larger than
the problem of marketing the sui
plus so as to get an approximation
to its real value. New York World.
Thinks Americans Will 1'iwU the Vena
zuehtn Quarrel to the Point of War.
London, Oct. 24. Mr. W. T. Stead
has a long article in the "Westminster
Gazette on ' -Monroeism," during the
course of wluch he says: "Englishmen
would do well not to belittle the signifi
cance of the ebullition of American
sentiment on the question of the Vene
zuelan frontier. It must be taken with
the usual discount, and is -n-doubt due
to the system by which foi & a affairs
arc discussed by brawling journalists
rather than by suave diplomats; but it
is serious nevertheless. Its gravity con
sists in two facts, neither of winch have
anything-to do with the merits- of the
question in dispute. In the first place,
for the first time since the civil war, the
Americans have briilfc a navy of which
they have some "reason to be proud, aud
which, sooner or later, they will use
against somebody. In the second place,
it is equally significant that the Amer
ican press assures the United States that
the Monroe doctrine has been informally
adopted as a national faith by the Amer
ican people, and the dispatch sent to the
New York World (referring to the re
ported Bayard-Salisbury interview) has
a basis of truth.
"We do not fear arbitration; but be
fore it begins reparation must be made
for the highhanded violation of the ter
ritory governed by England."
Will Be Tried by British Authorities at
Nassau. '
Washington, Oct. v4. It has been
duo to the activity of Minister Dupuy
de Lome, the Spanish representative in
Washington, that the large baud of Cu
bans, charged in Delaware with being
filibusters, have been apprehended in
one of the Bahama islands. Brief word
of the capture has already been received
heretofore and has now been confirmed
by official advices. Since the acquittal
at Wilmington, Del., of the Cubans
charged with being filibusters, the
minister has not lost track of the men.
While the jury found them guiltless,
the minister was satisfied that they in
tended to conduct an expedition to Cuba,
but took no step toward their appre
hension until they reached one of the
Bahama islands and were under the
jurisdiction of the British authorities.
The latter were quick to act on informa
tion from Wasliington and as no British
war vessel was at the point of Cuban
rendezvous, a ship was ordered to pro
ceed from Jamaica. The capture was
effected without difficulty and the pris
oners taken to Nassau, where they will
be tried by the British. The impression
among officials here is that the suspects
wilL be dealt with by the British authori
ties in a summary way. The capture is
regarded as one of the most important
thus far made.
Either Chicago or Pittsburg Will Get the
Republican National Convention.
New York, Oct. 24. Following the
conference last night which resulted in
issuing the call for the meeting of the
national committee on Dec. 10, there
was a dinner at the Brunswick to which
Chairman Carter, jGeneral J. S. Clark-
son and T. C. Piatt sat down. It is al
leged that it was decided at this dinner,
so far as the will of three men may de
cide it, that the national Republican
convention will be held either
in umcago or jt'ittsDurg, ana
probably on June 10. It was said that
17 members of the national committee
had expressed a prefcrencefor San Fran
cisco as the convention city, while 25
votes are necessary to a choice. San
Francisco, it was alleged, cannot obtain
the requisite eight additional votes.
Denies That He Ever Stole Any Funds From
the City.
Omaha. Oct. 24. Jerome K. Coulter,
former denurr city treasurer, who is ac
cused of having appropriated $31,500 of
the city tunas, amvea in umana at
noon today in charge of Chief of Detec
tives Cox. He was immediately taken
to the nolice station, where he was
lodged in jail pending the preliminary
hearing before Judge JBerKa.
Coulter was arrested in Is ew Orleans
ten days' ago and Captain Cox was sent
to bring him back to this city.
When asked if he had anvtliinc to
say as to the charges preferred against
him, Coulter said: "I have absolutely
nothing to say except that the charges
OTP. false from becinninir to end. I never
stole a dollar belonging to the city, and
have no doubt that my trial, if con
ducted fairly. win prove it."
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Absolutely pure
National Conference of Unitarian
. Eelains Him as President.
Resolution Adopted at the Wasliington
C invention End of an Important Meet
ing of Christian Churches 3Iarkcd
"by Interesting Proceedings.
WAsmxiEjiffON, Oct. 24. The closing
day's proceedings of the national con
ference of Unitarian and other Chris
tian churches was the most important
and interesting of the convention. Ad
dresses were delivered by a number of
leading clergymen and prominent lay
men. The follQwing resolution was
offered by Rev: S J. Barrows of Boston,
and subsequently adopted by the con
ference: Resolved, That this conference ex
tend its deep sympathy to the suffering
people of Armenia, whose loyalty to their
Christian faith has brought upon them
anew the terrible rigors of persecution,
from which thev have suffered for ceu-
turies. In tho name of humanity we
protest against the . outrages committed
under Turkish misrule. . "We recognize
the responsibility of tho treaty powers
to secure governmental reform, the bet
ter administration of justice in the
courts and the enjoyment of perfect lib
erty of conscience. "We look with ex
pectation and confidence to the results
of the determined action of tho English
government in this direction. T
The annual election of officers WsnLtN
in the re-election of United States Sen
ator Hoar of Massachusetts as president,
the Rev, "W. D. 'Mooreliouso of New
York general secretary and "William
Howell Reed of Boston treasurer.
Three of the vice presidents were re
elected, tho full list of vice presidents
standing as follows: United States Com
missioner of Labor Carroll D. "Wright,
Massachusetts; Thomas J.Morris, Balti
more; Gorman D. Eaton, New York;
Roger "Wolcott, Milton, Mass.; Horace
Davis, San Francisco, and Daniel Shorey,
The old council was re-elected with
the exception of Rov. W. I. Chaffin of
the New England states' comimttee,Ed
ward A. Horton being elected his suc
cessor. Perry's School Hoard In Trouble.
Perry, O. T., Oct. 24. Henry Ruck,
acting as attorney for the colored peo
ple of Perry, said he was drawing up
papers to have Perry's school board put
in jail if they do not obey the writ of
mandamus granted by Judge Sierer ten
days ago, oi-dering Prof. J. "W. Augus
tine of the board to admit colored chil
dren to the public school. The board
had previously ordered the colored
scholars to go to their own school in
another district. The case will be
heard November 12. In the meantime
the school board may have to go to jail
for contempt of court.
3Iay Return to Old Methods.
"Washington, Oct. 24. There is much
regret in official circles because of the
probability that the turmoil through
winch Corea has recently passed is
likely to embarrass and possibly dis
continue the Corean legation in "Wash
ington which has long been one of the
most picturesque features of diplomatic
life here. The legation has received no
official advices from tho new govern
ment and it is becoming apparent that
those in control at Seoul represent tho
old ideas against intercourse with for
eign powers.
I mult Cost Him His Ufe.
Chicago, Oct. 24. Walter Dobbins.
18 years old, shot and killed Joseph Mil
ler, a carpenter, today because the lattei
used insulting language toward Dob
bins' mother. Miller and Mrs. Dobbina
had quarreled and the man applied a
vile epithet to the woman. "Young
Dobbins ordered Miller to cease swear
ing, but the latter repeated ''the epithet,
and was shot tlirough the heart by the
enraged man.
Cliarged With Criminal Negligence.
Mexico, Mo., Oct. 24. L. j. Julian,
conductor of "Wabash train Nbk 23 at
the time of the fatal wreck at.Martins-
b org, Tuesday night, was; arrested and1
brought to this city today on a war--rant
sworn out by the "Wabash rail
way, charging him with criminal negli
gence. Baptist State Convention.
Burlixgtox, Oct. 24. The third, day
pf the Baptist convention had the largest
attendance of any convention of Baptist
representatives m this state. Rev. C.
H. Strickland, D. D., of Sioux City, de
livered an address on "Elements of the
Power In the Churches."
Ji-i,slditUl Traki'ft Ketcrv Trip.
Gaixi-sviixe. Ga.. Oct. 24. The pres
idential train passed through here on its !
jreturu trip to "Washington from the
Atlanta exposition about 3:50 o'clock
tnis morning.
Agitation Against the Great tand Grabbci
Taken Uo fcr American Residents.
Seattle. Oct. 24. The agitation of
the Alaska boundary question has been
taken np bodily by tho American rest'
dents of Juneau and a move is now be
ing made to form a boundary club at
that place to keep the people and the
government fully alive to tho danger oi
Inrinrr im-aJnablo Yukon mines. As
already indicated, the war cry "Ten nia
Ana leagues or light" is lieing sounded.
The situation is riven by G. B. Swine-
heart, editor of the Alaska Mining Rec
ord, at Juneau, who is now in this city.
"If England can effect entrance to the
Yukon country," he said, "she will be
satisfied, and she hopes to accomplish
that object by securing Dyea inlet as a
port of entry. She will also try to ob
tain Annette island, but will waive that
and all oher considerations in order to
contrcTChe rich mines of the north. She
would undoubtedly relinquish all claim
to the rest of the territory to gain her
end, and if she succeeds we might as
well give up any claim on Alaska."
"W. Otis Smith, editor of tho Alaskan,
published, at Sitka, is also in the city.
He said: "All England wants is a sea
port at the entrance to the Yukon coun
try, and she has raised this pretended,
claim on the southern boundary so that
she may figure in tho eyes of tho world
as magnanimous. She will forego this
claim magnanimously if tho United
States will admit the claims she is set
ting up in tho Chilcat country and let
her have a seaport giving access to the
Yukon. But tho, boundary has long
been established, and I do not see why
we should submit anything to arbitra
tion." '
Bungling Work" of the Chinese Headsman.
Sixteen More on the List.
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 24. The
steamship Empress of Japan brings ad
vices from tho Orient as follows: A
correspondent at Foo Chow sends the
following account of tho executions at
Ku Cheng on the morning of the 17th
ult: Seven of the murderers were exe
puted at the south gate of the city. All
the members of the commission were
present with the exception of Captain
Newell and Rev. "W. Bannister. The
scene was a gruesome one, ouly one.
head being severed at the first blow, the
others being chopped, and the unfortu-
nate wretches left to die. The execu
tions took place quite suddenly, tho tao
tai on the previous day announcing that
he had received a telegram from the
viceroy authorizing the ' executions.
Since then the names of 16 more crim
inals havo beon communicated to the
viceroy for execution.
Decree Is Granted In Aurora County, South
Yankton, Oct. 24. The decree of di
vorce has been granted in tho caso of
Mrs. Mabel "W. Yznaga against Fernan
do A. Yznaga of New York City. Tho
complaint alleges desertion of the plain
tiff by the defendant on the uth of Feb
ruary, 1894, and asks for a reasonable
alimony and the expenses of the suit.
The defendant made no contest, but ap
peared by attorney so as to render the
decree as valid to him as to her. All
the evidence in the case was in the
form of depositions from New York in
corroboration of Mrs. Yznaga's com
plaint. There is nothing in the decree
relative to property rights, it being un
derstood, that this matter has been ar
ranged between the parties to their
mutual satisfaction. Mrs. Yznaga has
been a resident of Yankton six mouths,
and will remain hero for the present.
Engineer and Fireman Killed and Several
Postal Clerks Injured.
Altoona, Pa., Oct. 24. A disastrous
wreck occurred on the Pennsylvania
railroad at Newport. A disabled car on
the eastbound freight track jumped tho
track just as mail train No. 7 was at
that point, aud a bad wreck resulted.
The locomotive and tender were hurled
into the canal, and the postal and freight
cars were piled up over tho tracks. En
gineer "WilMll and Fireman Haines of
Harrisbnrg were instantly killed, aud
8 or 10 postal clerks were injured. O. A.
Chamberlain of Harrisburg is reported
fatally injured. Four mail cars took
fire, and together with a large amount
nf mail matter, were burned up.
Fifty Business Places Burned at Gibson
hurg WItlia 300,000 Loss.
Gibsonburg, O., Oct. 24. Shortly
after midnight a fire broke out in the
rear of "Whitney & Powers' grocery
store, spread rapidly and burned two
squares, containing 20 buildings, in
cluding about 50 business places in the
town. The Toledo department arrived
at 2:45 a. m. and went to work to save
property. Tho north side of Madison
and part of tho "west side Of Main street
-was burned. The less alTtold is placed
at 250,000 to 00,000. A call . for aid
for those burned out will no doubt be
made as everything was destroyed.
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plot Unearthed sln the palace.
Officials Near the Sullaa 'Implicated and
"Alany Under Arrest. . - j . .,
, London, Oct. 24. A . special dispatch
received here from Constantinople 'says
that a plot has been discovered&mong
the officials of the sultanas palace J- In
consequence, it is added, numerous; ar
rests have been made, and .the residences
of the ministers are now guarded' by
troops. "
Fatally Shot by a Depiity Sherin
Atchison, Kan., Oct. 24. Ed Ackloy,
a tramping switchman, was fatally shot
while crossing the Atchison bridge by
Haste Brannaman, deputy sheriff of
Buchanan county.
Wealthy Hone Thief.
St. Joseph, Oct. 24. G. "W. "Wolke
witz, who claims to be the son of a
wealthy St. Louisan, was arrested here
on the charge of horse stealing at
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We have just established a lumber and coal yard at Hershey, and
are carrying a. full stock of lumber, building material and coal. Every
thing in our line is guaranteed to be sold as low as at any point in the
county, and we shall be glad to figure on your bills.
Dfugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils,
3DIa,2La,nt a,
D entsolie A-potlaeke.
Corner of Spruce and Sixth-sts.
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$lr f Seasonable K;- ?
ff Hardware.
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Dr. N. McOABE, Prop., J. E. BUSH, Manager.
EN LJ-t'L'Jrd- Jr-'L!-A.'L"JL,tLL
We aim to handle the Best Grades of
Goods, sell them at Heasonable
Figures, and "Warrant Everything
Orders from the country and along the line of the Union
Pacific railway respectfully solicited.
Steam and Gas Fitting.
Cesspool and Sewerage a Specialty. Copper and Galvanized Iron Gdr
nice. Tin and Tron Roofiners.
Estimates furnished. Repairing of
' t i-cl i' r i
xiocusir ocreec, oetween nun ana oixm, .
INTorth IPlatte,
Having refitted our rooms in the finest of style, the public
is invited to call and see u?, insuring courteous treatment.
Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.
Our billiard hall is supplied with the best make of tables
and competent attendants will supply all your wants.
K-T-yr-PFTs RT.nmr opphsttp. .h"tc nwinTJ pa nmin TTR'.pnnT
W. H. HILL, Manage.
- Spectacles.
A. Fine Line of Piece
Goods to select froiri.
First-class Fit. . Excel
lent Workmanship.
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.ill kinds receive prompt attention
Tvit a or n.