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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDEN1.
Dec 31 I
Ccrr-t, 1SS3. by Cm Attbor.)
O CAPS AMD BEYOND.
Ctr no to the Cape waa made In
fiirly good time, and when wo came
to anchor erorybody aboard was In good
tetlth, and there waa nothing to find
fault with. By going before the propet
authorities and making statements and
' aSdavita and delaying oar voyage for
an investigation I donbt not that we
ooold hare hud Dr. fiaxton removed and
iBCored competent man in hia place.
The rub was, aa I have heretofore ex
plained, that aooh action would mak
trouble for the bark. The authorities
had the powot tooanoel our charter and
transfer the prisoners with the voyaga
half completed, and that meant heavy
loss and certain disgrace.
I may tell you that before reaching
the Cape the captain had a very plain
talk with the doctor. That the man had
been trying to do hia beat no one ooold
doubt, but there waa no hope that fas
would prove himself the right man in
the right place. With the officers of the
hip backing him and assuming authori
ty such as a competent official would
not have permitted it was hoped we.
might get through. It was all settled
before we sighted Table mountain that
no one ashore should get the slightest
Inkling that everything with us was not
as we could wish for.
The man Thomas left us here, and
we felt it necessary to get a man in his
place. This duty was left to me, and 1
set about it with the resolve to make
no mistake. There Were 50 sailors in
Cape Town anxious to ship, and aftet
looking them all over I selected a man
about 80 years old named Samuel fork,
lie was an Amerioan and had been
third mate of a whaling ship. Owing
to a misunderstanding with his captain,
which he explained to his own benefit,
he had quit the ship when she put in at
the Cape. I sited him up to be a high
spirited but very decent fellow, and my
judgment was afterward confirmed by
York at first flatly and indignantly
refused to take the place, aa I rather ex
peoted he would, the pay being small
and the oooupation one which a true sail
or considered degrading, but after giv
ing the subject a day's reflection ho de
cided to accept He put it on the
ground that he stood a better chance of
getting a ship at Sydney or Melbourne
than at Cape Town. In taking that man
aboard I was making a mistake which
I should never oease to regret, but when
one acts according to hia best judgment
you can expect no more. I may tell you
here that York deliberately lied to me,
knowing that the chances of exposure
were very slim. He had been third
raato of a whaler, but had been broken
and Bet ashore for insubordination.
Coon after landing he had engaged in a
quarrel and had been out of jail only
day when I came across him. In accept
ing the position be had a plan in view.
Before leaving the Cape the iron
oases were oarefully inspected and thor
oughly overhauled and a close search
made of the prisoners. Each oonviot
was interrogated and examined as to
his state of health, and not one of them
had a complaint to make. A first class
Indiaman could not have shown a clean
er bill of health. No convict ship ever
resumed her voyage under more favora
ble auspices, and for a week I was al-
tnufc oar a rVoa . Tinvinc thin tima T Karl
kept a pretty close watch on the new
guard, York, as I was in duty bound to
do, but I had seen nothing to find fault
with. , He was cheerful, obedient and
apparently vigilant, and no more could
be asked for. The first thing to excite
my suspicion, or I may better say my
curiosity, waa in his asking Haskell for
our latitude and longitude and after
Ward consulting a chart of the Indian
ocean which he had brought aboard
with his dunnage. After the noon ob-
. aervation had been worked out we made
.... . . . .
f HUU Ul WUU1U UBU CUttXlB BUtt WtJTO
j keeping the run of the ship. Had York
I asked me for the position and told me
he waa pricking off the run for his own
satisfaction I should have thought noth-
I lng strange about it, for he was an in
' telliarent man. and I had an idea that
1 - . I I , I 1
he understood navigation fairly well.
His sailor instinct as well as a desire to
post himself was excuse enough. He
had asked Haskell in a confidential way
to give Urn the figures, and he had con
sulted his ohaxt in a secret manner.
"I don't like the man,'' continued
Haskell after giving me the above in
formation. "But why?" I queried.
"Tt'a Wrl n v hnr tho foaline la
4jtiM 3bt,he isn't dead right. He asks a
great many questions, but sever an
swers any. He's got , a very sly way of
pumping a man. He and I haven't
taken to each other at all, but he has
pumped the other guards and some of
the sailors until he is posted on what
ever has happened sinue we left the
i- cianneL He's done little else when off
1 duty and not asleep but to ask ques-
(, "What particular thing does be seem
1 rnct anxious to know about?"
! 1 ) l Well, now that you mention it, I
; I Jt he's been quite concerned about
C. i Creams. Last night he waa yarning
tj some of the sailors about the gold
" ( ' - ;iris and wondering why they
v ji't cut sticks and make their for
- t " V When they asked why he didn't
i 1V.M own pockets, he replied that he
V 1. zzll leave for the mines as soon as the
i ' ' v Cjached Sydney. I don't want to
r K3cpicions, sir, but it looks a bit
i CI around. I'm never quite easy
7 mind when it's bin turn below. "
1 ; " '1, had been made captain of the
tvthe removal of Hooper, and
i friclc-j wera enti-
Cad to all consideration. It gave me a
very unpleasant foeliny to think I had
fcsc deceived io York, but I did not act
ca impulse. If he waa all richt, it
would be a bad thing to jump on him
ad have to take it all back, and if he
waa engaged in a plot the correct thing
to do was to lie low and hope to expos
him. Thus it came about that while Dr.
CaxtaB was congratulating himself on
the smooth way in which things wen
going X had never been more anxious.
We hud favorable winds and reeled
oS the knots for 80 days after leaving
the Cape, and then we got a calm, fol
lowed by a gale from the south. On the
very first day of this unfavorable weath
er Captain Clark was struck down by a
block falling from aloft and so severely
injured that he was good for a week be
low. This left the whole burden on my
shoulders. I don't wish to put forward
my importance, but I feel that I should
relate things just as they happened.
The result of the southerly gale was
that we were driven a long way to the
northward of our course. When the gale
finally broke and I got an observation
and verified it by dead reckoning, I
found that we were 850 miles off our
true course. When this information was
given to the oaptain, who was then only
able to sit up for half an hour at a time,
"Well, Ralph, that is not muohto
oomplain of, as the bark came through
all right. The wind has come right at
last and two or three days Will put us
back on the right track. "
During the storm there was nothing
to oomplain of in the conduct of sailors,
guards or convicts. I was trusting Has-1
kell to keep his eyes open and give me
any news worth communicating, but he
brought me none until the bark had
been headed down to the southeast.
Then he found opportunity at night to
ay tome: .
"I can't make out that fellow York.
I have watched him with increasing
vigilance, but have failed to trip him
up, though there are many things to
arouse my suspicions. He has an influ
ence with the crew little short of mag
netic Men who didn't like him at all
are his best friends now. I am the only
one of the guards he hasn't made
"Does he talk much?" I queried.
"Very little, as far as I have observed.
and yet I believe he does a great deal of
it Some of the men are talking about
the goldflelds and others of life on an
island, and I believe the fellow is work
ing up to some climax. Did you know
that he and Miss Foster have quite fall
en in love with each other during the
"is it possible?"
"And, queerly enough, Miss White
told me to my face this morning that
she didn't believe Ben Johnson guilty
of the crime or deserving of the punish
ment. She seems to have a great admi
ration for him, even if it is not some
thing stronger. I think we had best
keep an eye on them as well as the peo
ple, forward, Mr. Tompkins."
I thought so, too, and determined
that Mary Williams should t assist us.
A few hours later, when I found oppor
tunity to speak to her, I told her of
Haskell's observations and suspicions,
and she replied:
"I think it at least very queer, Mr.
Tompkins. Up to the hour we left the
Cape both young women seemed to
make every effort to win my friendship.
Since then they have almost avoided
me, and I have been troubled for fear I
unwittingly gave offense. So far as I
know and can judge both are intelli
gent, respectable girls, and why they
should pursue this singular course is
more than I can understand."
I further learned from her that Miss
roster had been quite "thick with Dr.
Haxton and spent more or less time in
the dispensary, and though Mary had
no opinion to offer it was plain to me
that she was anxious and uneasy.
"Mr. Tompkins," she said as I was
about to turn away, "every precaution
has been taken against revolt, and the
discipline so far aa I can judge has been
increased rather than abated, but of
course it is possible that trouble may
come. If the convipta were plotting re
volt, how would they bring it about?"
"That is what worries me," I re
plied, "and why I sought your assist
ance. While everything seems to be go
ing right there is no telling what influ
ences are at work. If we had the right
sort of a doctor aboard, and if I hadn't
shipped that man York, I should feel a
great deal easier about things. Should
there be a revolt it is hard to say just
how it will come. It may be at night,
when most of us are asleep and totally
unprepared, or it may come when on
of the gangs is on deck for exercise or
Work." ' '
"And suppose the convicts overpower
guards and crew and get possession of
"Then Ood help us. Ben Johnson as
the leader, would have his say about
things. The captain, Haskell, myself
and others would not live an hour after
he took command, and as for you and' ' -
She stopped me with a gesture and
quietly said: .
"I will assist you in any way I can.
None of the other people seems to be
worried, but for the last two days I
have been almost convinced that there
was something wrong. I will watch the
two young women and the doctor and
report to you."
If you are posted as to the sailing of
a ship, you will understand that while
I waa acting as oaptain the second mate
should have stood my watch. This I
did not permit, but stood watch and
watohwith him. I had my interview
with Mary between 7 and 8 o'clock in
the evening. At 81 went below and
turned in for four hours. When I oame
on deck' at midnight, I took Haskell
and the third mate and went below to
examine the cages. This waa the first
midnight visit ever paid to the oonvicta
and produced great surprise. I had led
the way as quietly as possible, and
though all the convicts appeared to be
sound asleep when I looked into the
eases the positions of some of them
so unnatural that I suspected they
had thrown themselves down. only a
moment before. The man York was the
guard on duty between cages No. 1
and 9, and though he had a face of
brass I did not fail to detect signs of
perturbation. I found the cages all
right but was perfectly satisfied that a
minute before my descent 'York had
been holding conversation with some of
the convicts. Had it been in his power
to let them on deck I should not have
found them soaring away and mutter
ing in their dreams.
The midnight visit made no change
la our affairs, but gave me a thought
to be acted on next day. Among the
crew was a man named Haw ley. I had
no fault to find with him as a sailor,
but I had sized him up as the most sim
ple minded man of the lot If I could
go at him right, I could learn from
him the subject of talk in the forecastle.
Before noon next day, the man being
in my watch and the off watch below,
I got him aft under pretense of examin
ing the cabin stores in the lazarette. I
had plaoed a bottle of rum where he
could not fail to find it and I gave him
time to sample the stuff before follow
ing him through the trapdoor. . It
pleased me to discover that he had
taken a liberal drink, and when the
stuff had been given time to loosen his
tongue I carelessly inquired:
"That man York is considered a very
smart man by all the crew, isn't he?"
Nobody could be smarter, sir," be
promptly replied. "If I had a tenth of
his smartness, I wouldn't be where I am
now, beggin your humble pardon, sir.',
"He has been in the goldflelds of
Australia, I hear?"
"All over 'em, sir, and has got some
thin like a ton of the bloomin stuff
hidden away in a hilL He dasn't bring
it out for fear of robbers, but he can
lead the lot of us straight to the spot
and is willin to divide. Plenty more
where that ton oame from. All you've
got to do is to scrape off the surface
dirt and there's the nuggets. Do you
mind my axin you a question, Mr.
"I am no sohollard, as you know. If
X had a lump of gold as heavy as I
oould carry on my back, would I be a
rich man?" -
"Yes, a fairly rich man, and I wish
yon had such a lump."
"Thankee, sir; ' thankee very much,
and I'm certainly goin to have it if
York knows what he's talkin about, and
we all think he do. Beggin your par
don, sir, but isn't there lots and lots of
islands off the coast of Australia?"
"Yes, a great many islands. "
"And not inhabited either?"
"And they are reg'lar paradises, with
nuthin fur a sailor to do but eat and
drink and smoke and make luv to the
wimin. Three months of that and then
She stopped me with a gesture.
for the goldflelds. Ah, sir, but it waa a
great day for us when York came
aboard of this ere bloomin hooker."
The plot was out. The rum had be
fuddled the man's brains, and he had
told me all I wanted to know. To pre
vent him from going back to his ship
mates and being equally communica
tive I gave him opportunity to secrete
the bottle of rum on his person and then
sent him on deck. Ten minutes later be
slipped into the fo'castle, as I reasoned
he would, and half an hour after, when
I sent a man to rouse him out for, a
skulker, ho was blind'1 drunk and snor
ing like a pig. The chances were that
he would remember nothing of the con
versation he had with me when the ef
fects of the liquor had worn off, and I
was certain now of the influence ex
erted by York and what it was leading
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WHAT A CAKE VALK 18.
Am Iwftltatloa ot slavo? That Is Try
The cake walk is one of the iastltu-
tlons of slavery, which has survived
the emancipation proclamation.
The evolution of the cake walk is
an interesting study, says the Cincin
nati Enquirer. It is closely allied to
the coonjlne, buzzard lope and Mobile
buck dances, which are in turn relat
ed to the South Sea island hulahula
dances, and more remotely, perhaps.
to the South American coombiamba.
All these are exhibitions in movement
and gesture of human emotion, and
necessarily are rude and barbarous,
but wonderfully fascinating. The
cake walk is the highest type of these
forms of amusement It is easy to
see how the idea of walking for a cake
impressed the imasrinative brain of a
colored person and caused it to bocoue
what it is to-day.
As nearly as can be learnedfor
cake walking has no literature the
custom originated in the lowlv cabins
of the colored people in ante-bellum
days. It was customary for the slaves
to dance a homely sort of square
dance somewhat resembling a qua
drille, but not so involved nor intri
cate. There war a time in this dance
when every participant walked around
in a circle. At first the men and
women alone, but in time they began
to walk in couples. The reward was
a hoecake, baked in the hot coals of
the hearth and wrapped in a caobaere
leal This was given to the successful
male, while the victorious female was
presented with the first piece of mo
lasses candy pulled from a batch made
that purpose. 1
Cake walking has been for upward
of fifty years a popular amusement
When slavery was abolished it was
carried into the northern states,' more
particularly to New York. The first
cake walk that is known tq have
taken place north of Mason and
Dixon's line occurred in Turner's
hall. In Brooklyn, in 1866. It waa
conducted by a man named Dobbins,
who still lives in Vanderbilt avenue
and is 80 years old,
A cake walk was such a novelty at'
that time that spectators came from
tweniy miles around the country to
see it and there was such a crowd
that half the people were turned
away. . r:,- ."".;.-
i or many years the colored people
had cake walks at long intervals.
which were witnessed by very few
white men. They usually took place,
fifteen or twenty years ago, as an ad
junct to a fair held in the aid of an
The next 'step in the progress ot
cake walking evolution was its intro
duction at summer and seaside re
sorts by .the colored waiters in the
hotela There are very few of the
big summer hotels in the United
States but have their annual cake
walks at the close of the season.
A -Court Held by Storks.'
The owner of a house near Berlin
found a single egg in the nest of a
pair of storks built on the chimney,
and substituted for it a goose's egg.
which in due time was hatched, and
produced a gosling instead of the ex
pected storkling. The male bird was
thrown ' into the greatest excitement
by this event and finally flew . away.
The female, however, remained on
the nest and continued to care for the
changling as . though it were her own
offspring. On the morning of the
fourth day the male reappeared ac
companied by nearly 500 storks, which
held a mass meeting in an adjacent
field. The assembly, we are informed.
was addressed by several speakers,
each orator posting himself oa the
same spot before beginning his har
rangue. These deliberations and dis
cussions occupied nearly the entire
forenoon, when suddenly, the meeting
broke up and all the storks pounced
upon the unfortunate female and tier
suppositious young ona killed them
both. and. after destroying the pol
luted nest took wing and departed,
and were never seen there again.
YCfUNQ MEN AT THE FRONT.
Few Venerable! to Be Found Among
. European Sovereigns and Statesmen.
Lord Rosebery's succession to the
premiership serves to call attention
to the fact that whereas during the
first decade after the Franco-German
war, and throughout the major pat
of the second, the destinies of Europe
were controlled by monarchs and
statesmen of advanced age, their
power is now vested in the hands of
eomparatively young men. This is,
indeed, the epoch of youth. Lord
Beaconfield, Prince Gortchakoff,
Prince Bismarck, M, Thiers, Depretis,
Gladstone and the Danish statesman,
Estrupp, have all either died or with
drawn into private life, and the same
maybe said of their masters. The
German emperor, who is undoubtedly
the man at the helm in the Teutonic
empire, is only 33 years old; the prince
of Bulgaria is 33, the emperor of
Russia 49, while the king of Wurtem
berg, the king of Portugal and the
king of Greece are all young men.
Still more youthful are the queen of
Holland, the young king of Servia
and the little king of Spain. As re
gards statesmen, we find young men,
such as Lord Rosebery and Mr.
Asquith, occupying the principal offi
ces of the British crown. The Austrian
prime minister, Prince Windisch
graetz, is tinder , 30, and Cardinal
Rompolla, the papal secretary, of
state, is barely one or two years
over that age. M. Casimir-Perrier, the
French prime minister, is about 48
years of age, while M. Dupuy, his
predecessor, and now president of the
chamber of deputies, is about three
years younger. Many other names
might be added to the list but the
above will suffice to show that we are
living in the golden age of youth, and.
that while age and experience are ai
a discount youth and enthusiasm are
above pa. .
A Kfcstto t3 Pt
Do yon eat to live or live to eat. la
either rase yon will find what you want
at the Merchant's Dining Hall 11 ftp
street, Lincoln, Nebraska. It is so cheap
you can't afford to go hungry. Try us
once and yon will always be oor gueet
while in the city.
Meals at all hours from 10 cents up.
' ENGLISH GOVERNESSES.
Many of Them Paid a Miserly Fit
, taaea. .
Sometimes Walter Besant gets indig
nant and he has a right to, says the
New York Commercial Advertiser.
When he speaks of the poor he knows
whereof he speaks. It was through his
great novel, "All Sorts and Conditions
of Men," that the People's Palace in
London 'was built and he enjoys ex
posing the rogues among the begging
letterwriters and "poor widows with
imaginary children," as much as he
likes to stir up the rich and careless.
He says (and it throws some light on
the wages of English women in com'
parison with American women in the
same positions): "A letter comes to
me from 8r, .". The writer refers t
the -case of the governess on 25 a year
being sent away to keep herself for a
two months' holiday." He proposes that
action should be taken in the matter;
he suggests that a committee should be
formed to take up the case; that money
should be asked for; that a holiday,
house should be built in seme quiet and
healthy, place which should receive the
ladles for little or nothing. He draws
up a scheme complete. One would not
willingly throw cold water . on anjr
scheme likely to benefit a class not only
deserving but aleo helpless. At the
same time I would suggest that a better
plan would be to awaken attention to
the subject and to make people under
stand the downright cruelty and wick
edness of the thing. I do not believe
that those who do it realize the mean
ing of it The evil is done by want of
thought in this as in so many instances.
u it is done in full knowledge of what
It means, then the perpetrator is one of
the lowest and basest of her kind. To
give a woman 25 a year; to expect
her. to dress like a ladyalways to
wear decent gloves, for instanceand
to turn her out to keep herself for
eight weeks is nothing short of bar
barity. Eight weeks at 25 shillings a
week is 10; there is left the sum of 15
for drees and every other expense. And
for the future no prospect at all. Poor
governess ! We must try-when we get
our national bureau if we cannot do
something for her.
THE A W AKcNUNU.
A sun-shaft flies from the Day's bent bow
Ana stirs the motes In the morninar air.
It sets the heel of the Night aglow,
And gilds the gloss
Of the locks that toss
Over the pillow, white and fair.
A burst of day with a touch of night,
ifor out of the blue of the counteroaoe.
Her eyes, Jtko morning stars, burn bright.
A baby cry
A gentle sigh
The soul of my day is aliVe again.
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w. . workman,
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In the District Court of Lancaster County
T). B. Welch, Plaintiff.
Ward 3. Mills and Sarah E. Mills, his wife.
Kosle 1.. Hall and Mr. Hall her husband.
first name unknown, Andrew Miles, Executor
Trustee. Continental Building A Loan Associa
tion, and Frank Thompson, Executor, and Joe
R. Lane, Administrator of the estate of James
Tnompson, decrased Defendants.
To the defendants, Rosle L. Hall, Mr.
Hall, her husband, first name unknown. Andrew
Miles, executor Trustee, continental Bonding A
Loan Association, and Frank ThomDson. Exe
cutor, ioe n, uaue, administrator or tne es
tate of James Thompson, deceased:
The above named defendants will take notice
that on the 21st day of December. lsSHi. D. R.
Welch, plaintiff herein filed his netltlnn In thu
district court of Lancaster county, Nebraska,
against Ward S.MIIIs.and Sarah E. Mills his wife,
and the above nameddefendanta, the object and
prayer of which is to foreclose a certain tnortunn
executed by the defendants. Ward S. Mills and
Sarah E. Mills, to the plaintiff herein upon Lot
4, Block 30, Lincoln, Lancaster county, Nebraska,
according to the recorded plat thereof, to secure
the payment of one promissory note of $2,000,
with ten Interest coupons thereto attached of
the sum of f 70 each; the principal thereof being
due on the first day of Jnlv. lam. tha ntnt
thereon payable semi-annually: that the
defendants hare defaulted In the payment of the
Interest coupon due and payable July 1st, 1896,
and have failed, neglected and refused to pay the
taxes and assessments thereon for th years
184. 185 and lew, and under by vlrtoe of said
mortgage, the plaintiff has elect
the whole sum secured by said mortgaged ue and
' mere is now one and payable
thereon thesntM of S2.140. with lntr.t 7
cent from .Deeeraber 21st, 1888.
l ne pnmtra prays lor a decree of foreclosure
and safe and that his mortiran
be a first Hen on said premises,
T-o are required to answer said petition on or
t first day of February, 187,
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more packs they will be sent yon ;
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postal note for same amount '
cure five packs by express, cbarr? '
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is wise when he selects the Bio Gr
Western Railway "Great Salt Lc
Route" for his route to the Pacific Coc i
It is the only transcontinental line f "
ing directly through Salt Lake City, f .
in addition to the glimpse it affor "j c!
the Temple City, the Great Salt Lf. Is
and picturesque Salt Lake and Utah VtJ
ley, if affords the choice of three distinct
routes through the mountains and tie
most magnificent scenery in the world.
On all Pacific Coast tourist ticket
stop-overs are granted at Denver, Colo
rado Springs, Salt Lake City, Ogdeo
and other point of interest. Double
daily train service and through Pullman
and Tourist sleeping cars between Den
ver and San Francisco and Los Angeles.
For illustrated pamphlets descriptive
of the "Great Salt Lake Route," write L.
B. Eveland, Traveling Passenger Agent,
805 West Ninth street, Kansas City, or
F. A. Wadleigb, General Pansener
Agent, Salt Lake City. tf
Christmas and Hew Year's Holiday ILt;i
The Burlington will on December ?l
and 25, also on December 81 and Ja
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points witnin zuu mnes an one tare ac
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29 G. P. & T. A.
- BANE & ALT80HULE5.
In the Distriot Court of Lancaster Coei'j
AtlllMV J TTnwlnnit Plaintiff ; s
Patrick Kelly and Mary Kelly, his wife. W. A k
4 O. L. Woodward, William M. Wilson, John L, t
Parson, John Cunningham, James K. K.iaar,
Fred Miller Brewing Company ot Milwai.e. I
Hilda J. Westbnrg. William M. Belts and Jeaaia 1
Chandler. Defendants. ' .st'
To the defendants. William M. Wlls v;
L. rarson. Jonn Cnnnlnanam. Jamea K V
Frea .uiuer Brewing company of Mllw. ' s-k.
Chandler: - I
The above named defendants will take notsea
that on the 17th day of December. 18k,
Howland. plaintiff herein, filed a Dtl. tia
the district court of Lancaster county, s- v
against Patrick Kelly and Mary Kelly, a i,
and all of the defendants in the aborae
case, the object and prayer of which are to t in
close a certain mortgage executed by tha d-
ants, ratncK neiiey ana Mary Kelley, to w. a.
A G, L. Woodward, and duly assigned by said
W, A. and O. L. Woodward to Wm. Haiietfc
Smith. and duly assignsd " by : satf
William Hailitt Smith to the Dlolntiff karma.
aid mortgage being npon the south one-third of
tne east seven twelftbs of lot numbered twenty
one, ot S, W, Little's sub division of the west
half of the southwest quarter of section twenty
four, township ten, range six east ot the Sth P.
M., containing in all 50 feet on 16th street, and
210 feet long, to secure the payment of one
promissory note of 91,000, with 10 interest cou
pons thereto attached of the sum of $30 each. -the
orinclnal thereof hainff tin nn t.h flrat. Am.
of September, 1898; that there Is now due and un
paid on said notes and mortgage, the sum of
f 1,080, for which sum, with interest from Decem
ber 1st, 1896. the plaintiff oravs. for a decree of
foreclosure and sale of said premises, and that '
ms mortgage De declared to be a first lien upon
I on are required to answer said petition on or
before the 25th day of January, 1897,
Andrew J. Howland,
By Bane Altschnler, his attorneys.
Notice of Petition For Letters.
In re Estate ot Charles. C, Morse, deceased, la
the County Court of Lancaster County, N
The state ot Nsbraska, to Clares oe B. Morse
a K. Morse i
t letters c'
Harriet C. aloree and to any- other
terested In said matter.
Take notice, that a petition signed'
morse proywg saia court u icruuif lettera
administration of said- ttstats'to Harriet C
Uoree has been Died in said court; that the
same is set for hearing on the JUth day fit De
cember, 1896, at 6 o'clock a. m. and that Tf, von,
do not then appear and contest, said court may
grant administration ot the sulii estate to Har
riet C. Morse.
Notice of this proceeding' shall be published
three weeks snccesxlvely in the Nebraska Inde
pendent prior to said hearing. .
Witness my hand and the seal of said court '
this 3d day of December, A. D. 1896.
S. T. COCHRAN,
28 . Connty Judge.
BANE Ac ALT80HULER, -Attorneys,
1101 0 Street, Lincoln, Keb.
In the Distriot Court of Lancaster County.
Caroline M. Stagg, Plaintiff,
Kate Mitchell. Joseph Mitchell, her husband.
George L. Woodward, Nancy E. Barkley, Ben
jamin D. Mills. Estelle M. Mills, his wife, Henry
A. Gross, J. M. Hnssey, Frank M. Pierce, Mrs,
Frank M. Pierce, first name unknown, the State
Bank of Bethany, Fred L. Sumpter, receiver of
State Bank of Bethany, C. M. Crawford, cashier, -the
Merchant's bank, the Phoenix Mutual Ufa
Insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn., Frank U.
Cook, Joslah B, Ferennon, the Trust Co, of
America, Emma H. Holmes, administratrix, tha "
American Exchange National Bank of Lincoln
and Mary V. Moss, Defendants.
The defendants, Kate Mitchell, Joseph Mitch
ell, her husband, Henry A. Grose, J. M. Hussey.
the Phoeulx Mutual Life Insurance Company of
Hartford, Conn., and the Trust Company of
America, will take notice that on the Sth day of
November, 1890, Caroline M, Htagg fl led ber pe
tition In the district court of Lancaster county.
Nebraska, agralnst all of the above named de
fendants, the object and prayer of which are to
foreclose a mortgage given by tbe defendants. '
Kate Mitchell and Joseph Mitchell, her husband,
to G. L. Woodward, and by the said Woodward
duly assigned to the plaintiff herein, upon lot 14.
in block 19, in Peck's Grove, located on the aeU
of the stV of section 19, township 80. range 7.
east, as surveyed, platted and recorded, to m.
cure the payment of one promissory not of tivO
dated August 20th, 1892, and payable on the Bret
day of September, A. D., 1897; that there It now
uoe ana unpaid on said note and mortgage the
anmof 600. with six percent interest from
March 1st, 1896, tor which in with Interest fro
said date, the plaintiff prays, and that the M,d
premises be foreclosed and sold and i fanner
order -that plalutlfl's mortgage he stared to
be a first Hen oa said premises, and I it the la.
torest, if any, of each of ths above I id ds-
. . .. .v. u. i u uiui .iiu , tor ana
subsequent to plaintiff's mortgage I utimA
premises may be sold according to I 0s
of ths proceeds thereof ths plaintiff I i f d
amount adjudged to be due her one a
mortgage, with interest and cosk, of
you are require, to answer t aid p . s,
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