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HEW AHD VAUttllE STATISTICS.
Fresh From the Latest Com
pilations of the Census
9HOWTH AND RANK OF COUNTIES.
Meaty Summaries on Agricul
ture , Education Finance ,
Nebraska up to Date.
Many interesting Suets and figures
concerning Nebraska have boon madd
known since the eleventh census in"
$ uiry began , in June , 1889. The
ground covered includes population ,
area , special classes , pauperism and
crime , education , religion , finance ,
agriculture , manufactures , mines and
mining , transportation , social statis
tics of cities and Indians not on reser
Under several headings many facts
have yet to be made known. The
tatement given under "General Sta
tistics" represents what has been pub
lished up to date. The bulletins have
been issued "subject to revision. " In
the final census volume there will , oJ
course , be many corrections and
Outside of statistics furnished by th
census office , the only other federal
reports available have appeared in thq
Statistical Abstract , published by thej
Bureau of Statistics at Washington
D. C. Whatever hns been madd
known from this latter source will bd
inserted in the following text as con- ,
eluding paragraphs under each gener
al heading ; any statement from the
Abstract being prefixed by a capita }
( A ) . Under some bending1 ? , such as
mines and mining , the figures giver
are for 1889 , the last reported.
It will bo well to examine the chart
and read the explanation before con
sidering1 the detailstof the text.
EXPLANATION OK THE GHAUT.
Every county is represented in its
proper geographical locjlion. Inside
tie boundary lines of every county ,
\rhero space vrould admit , or in close
proximity , a block has been placed ,
fcontalnipg five sections. The first or
upper section gives the area of the
county in square miles ; second , popu
lation of the county in 1880 ; third ,
population in 1890. If a line is drawn
partly across the fourth uecfcion in any
case , it meant that , according to the
census report' , the county had no
deb * in 1890. Near the block for each
county may be seen two circles , one
divided into four parts , and the other
containing a Single group of figures ,
tfhe upper left section of the divided
circle shows the rank of the county in
area ; upper right section , rank in
population in 1890 ; lower left section ,
rank In debt in 1890 , and the figure or
figures in the lower right "tion of
the circle indicate the pen -Huge of
public school pupils to pop. tion in
1890. After the figures in is last
group a plua mark appears , showing
that iho percentage is somewhat over ]
the actual figures given , but not suf
ficient to add another unit. The sec-
pne circle accompanying each county-
block gives the absolute increase or
decrease of population for the county
since 1880. Whore the circle is shad
ed the figures show a decrease.
Outside the boundaries of the state ,
but inside the margin of the chart of
map , may ba seen an exhibit or
"state summary,1 * on the some plan as
that uaed for counties. This sum-
nry shows the area of the state , pop *
§ atJon in 1880 , population in 1SDO ,
tal county debt in 1890 , total of pub
lic sctool pupils , rank of the stnto
states in area , population , age -
e of county debt , percentage of
pttblio school pupils to population , and
t he absolute increase of population in
the state since 1880. .
According to the classification of the
states and territories for the purpose
of official investigation and statistical
inquiry , Nebraska stands next to the
last on the list of twelve states com
prising the north central divihi.m.
Ohio , Indiana , Illinois , Michigan , \ \ id-
consin. Minnesota. Iowa , MisMitr5.
North and South Dakota precede . n 1
The total population of
| 890 , is 1,058,910 , the increase u.
1880boingGOS,508. or 184.06 per o < -
The population in 1880 was 452.4
the increase since 1870 having
829,409 or 267.83 per cent. ,
population 1870 was 122,998 , shi >
an Increase since 1860 of 94,1)-
326.45 per cent. Nebraska s' %
tenth in population of. states Tor :
the north central division , holdh. ; :
tame rank in 1880 and 1870.
state is second In absolute im- :
since 1880 and third IB per cent
crease , the highest percentage
North Dakota (395.05) . The . . .
Nsfcraaku among all the states iu .
tilatlon Is twenty-sixth. In 1880.
and I860 the i-tate stood tWrty ; tl.
cix and thlrbr-atae reaflfcotively. i
rtaoluto tnotWft 9f P ° PulatIon til
ifeo IB 1,080,0 & . . _ . , . .
Among the countup Douglas si-
second and Uu e itiird
l.uion. Arthur county has the
* populatipn. The greatest ab-
i-icrcaee since 1880 is found in
s , Lancaster and Gage counties
lively. Arthur county shows
Host increase. Chase (6,767.-
< , yes (8,221.85) and Thurston
. 7(5) . rank first , second and
: ipectively in percentage of in-
inue 1880 , Richardson county
' ) . has the smallest percentage
i ! nse , the second lowest being
. . .ma (23.72) ( .
ore are eight cities and towns In
< . -ka having a population in 1690
- -it ) or over. The total popula-
i : these municipalities is 259,048.
t.- , Omaha , ranks twenty-first in
i of twenty-eight cities in th
-i States having a population of
) ' } and over. In the list contain-
fifty principal cities with pope -
o i ranging from 1,515,301 ( New
. : , to 07,458 ( Trenton , N , J. ) there
- - ul one city of Nebraska , Omaha-
li stands twenty-first (140,452) .
vn analysis shows that there are in ,
'irnska one city over 100,000 , ( Oma- >
, K one between 50,000 and 76,000 ,
. 'oln ) ; three between 10,000 and
. i < 'UU , ( Beatrice , Hastings , Nebraska ;
\ ) ; throe between 8,000 and 10,000 ,
( K arney , Flattsmouth and South
Cimihu ) .
It is interesting to note that there IB
no record of any city in Nebraska havn
ing , 1880 , more than 81,000 inhabl- ;
tants. The total number of cities and
towns having a population in 1880 of
more than 10,000 was two. The num
ber included In this standing , 1890 , if
Referring to the 8,000 group the.
three largest percentages are , Beatrice - '
rice , (465.43) ; Hastings , (382.22) j
Omaha , (360,23) ) . The smallest percentage
centago is 101.01 for Flattsmouth.
It is reported that the number of In *
dians living In Nebraska is 3,864. 0 |
this number , 3,751 are on reservation ?
and 113 not on reservations.
The number living on reservations
includes 1,863 males and 1886 females.
Of the number neb on reservations 55
are males and 58 females.
The total land surface of Nebraska
is 76,840 square milcg. The larges }
county is Cherry , (5 , C68 square miles ) .
The smallest in urea is Sarpy , (230
square miles ) . The water area is
shown as 670 square miles , making a
gross area of 77.510 square miles. Ne-j
braska ranks sixteenth in land area'
among the states and territories.
SCHOOLS FOR THE BLIND.
From a census bulletin , giving sta
tistics as to schools for the blind , it ifl
noted that in 188 ! ) there were twenty-
four male smd thirty-two female pupils
at the N brn-lc'i Institution for the
Blind : it Neh-.ki Cty. Simo 18SO
there has been a a ituroaso of fifteen
males nnd twenty fern.'ilc-s. The total
expenditures for thoinM-itution InlS89
are recorded as § 20,011 , including
$11,614 for curreni expanses and § 8 , '
397 for building.
In the official report on'asylums for
the insane it is stated that , 1889 , there
were , at the beginning of the year , in
each of the following institutions the
number of patients given after each
name : Nebraska Hospitil for the In
sane , Lincoln , 892. ( increase since
1881 , 199) ; Norfolk Hospital for the
Insane , Norfolk , 124 , ( established
1888) ; Hospital for Chroajo In
sane , IIa-5tin S , 136 , ( eotiiblljhod
1889. ) Summarizing he above Gtate-i
ment , the total 'number of patients In ,
the three institutions at the beginning
of 1889 , was 652.
The total expenditures for the Nebraska -
braska Hospital at Lincoln is recorded
as § 112,067 ; Norfolk Hospital at Norfolk -
folk , $76,551 , and the Hospital at
Hastings , $130,640.
SCHOOLS FOB THK DXAP.
In one of the bulletins Issued frofii
the division of special classes , it is'
stated that in 1889 there were 106 pu-i
pile ( including sixty-two males and
fourty-four females ) under treatment )
at the Nebraska Institution for the ]
Deaf and Dumb , Omaha. In 1880tao ?
total number of pupils was seventy-1
seven , including forty-eight males and
twenty-nine females. Total expend1
tures are given as $80,000 for 1889. '
Pauperism and Crime.
CONVICTS IN PENITENTIARIES.
It is officially reported that tha ag
gregate of convicts in penitentiaries ,
jNebraska , 1890 , was 391. Of this
number 350 were white thirty-nine
colored and two Indians. Of the white
convicts. 269 weie native , ighty for
eign born and one whose nativity is
not known. The native whites include
253 having native parents , seven with
one parent foreign , nine with both par
The details of distribution show that
the convicts of Nebraska are located
at the penetentiary , Hyeraville , now
known as Lancaster , ED.CALL. The
total number of convicts includes five
females , two native white and three
Nebraska ranks twenty-eight in
number of convicts in penitentiaries.
SENTENCES OP CONVICTS.
A separate statement has been is
sued giving a number of valuable facts
'and figures regardingth e sentences of
convict * In penitentiaries. It is stated
that the aggregate number of sentences
.1890 was 891. Two being for three
lEaonthsj.eighty for one year ; sixty-two
for two years ; fifty-five for three years ;
'thirty-two for four years ; thirty-seven
.for five years ; forty-two from Blx to.
nine years ; forty-one from , ten to nine
teen yejirs } , fifteen for twenty years'
and over ; twenty-four for ilfeand one ?
to be executed. Of the total number
.386 are 'sheu to be mal * andfiv
The gotioral average of
sentences is four years and 350 days.
FBHONERS IN COUNTT JAILS.
The aggregate of prisoners in county ,
Jails , N obraska , 1890 , was 219. Of
this number 197 were native whites ,
twenty-one foreign born , forty-five
whoso nativity is unkown and twenty-
Nebraska ranks ninth in the north
central division as to the number ol
prisoners in county jails. 1890. There
were , at the time of collecting the returns - ,
turns , nine female prisoners out of a
total of 219. The total of females in
cludes eight native whites and one
whose nativity is unknown.
When the returns were collected
there were no prisoners in the county
jails of Antelope , Boone , Box Butte ,
Brown , Cass , Cedar , Ouming , Dixon ,
Grant , Keith , KayaFaha , Knox , Loup ,
Mndison , Nomaha , Nuokolls , Fawneo ,
Folk , Saunders , Hock , Scotts , Bluff ,
Seward , Sioux , Stanton , Thayer ,
Thomas , Thuraton , Valley , Wayne
and Webster counties.
The number of inmates , juvenile re
formatories , Nebraska , 1890 , is reported - !
ported as 237 ; 226 being whites and ]
eleven colored. Of the white inmates , ]
201 wore native , including eighty with ;
native parents , seventeen with one' '
parent foreign , fifteen with both par
ents foreign , eighty-nine whose par
ents are unknown. The total includes ,
fifteen foreign born inmates and ten1
whose nativity is unknown.
Nebraska ranks eighteenth amongj
the states in the number oi juvenile j
reformatory inmates. The north cen-J
tral division has the eecond largest !
number of inmates (5,451) , the North'
Atlantic division being first (7,388. )
PAUPERS IN ALMSHOUSES.
The number of paupers in almshouses - }
houses , Nebraska , 1890 , is returned as ]
291 , including 287 whites and four
negroes. Of the total whites , 140 are ,
native , 140 foreign born and seven
whose nativity is unknown. The-
native whites consists of seventy-fourj
having native parents , eight with one ,
parent foreign , seventeen with both ,
parents foreign , forty-one with one or'
both parents unknown. Of the total
numhor of paupers in almshouses in
the United States (73,045) the north
central division stands second with1
25.615 , while the North Atlantic di-j
vision is first with 81,143. Nebraska ]
stands tenth amor.g- the twelve state ? '
comprising the division.
The total number of males in almshouses -
houses , 1890 , is shown as 180 , includ
ing ninety-three foreign born whites ,
four whose nativity is unknown and
throe negroes. The total of females is
shown as 111 , including forty-seven
foreign born whites , three whose
nativity is unknown and one negro.
An approximation of the number of
outdoor paupers shows for Nebr.iska ,
1890. 195 us against 53 in 1880. It is
remarked , however , in the report ,
that anything beyond an approxima-j
tion ia not possible , at the present
SUMMARY OF RATIOS.
The ratio of convicts in penitentiaries
(891) to the population , 1WO , (1,058-
9'10) is S69. The ratio of convicts ,
1880 (256) to the population (452,402)
was 560. This shows ar absolute in
crease oi 135 and a relative decrease
The ratio of prisoners in county.
Jails (219) to the population , 1890 , is !
"recorded " as 207. The latio for thoj
same class in 1880 (78) was 172. The ,
'absolute increase being 141 and the
relative increase thirty-five.
The ratio of inmates in juvenile
reformatories (237) to population 1890
Is recorded as 224.
The institution being established ,
subsequent to 1880 no ratio is given ,
for that year. The absolute increase
is given as 237.
The ratio of paupers in altnshouBes
(291) to population 1892 Js 2.76. The
ratio for this class in 1880 (113) ) was ;
250 , there being an absolute Tincreasej
Of 178 , and a relative Increase" 25.
According to returns received in and :
compiled at the ceasus office , the num
ber of pupils enrolled in public schools
in 1890 was 240,300. In 1880 ihq
number was stated to be 100,871. '
This shows an increase of 139,429 , or
138.28 per cent. Tha gain in popula
tion during the same period was 184.06
% PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
The aggregate of teachers in public
schools July 4 , 1890 , Is shown as 10.-
655 , including 0,861 males and 7,691
females , The aggregate of pupils on
the same date is given as 240,300. in
cluding 123,712 males and 115,84) ) > o-
males ( white ) , and 340 males and : ul
females ( colored ) .
It is reported that there were , June ,
1 , 1891 , 273 tenohers and 5,278 pup . ,
in private schools. For.the parcel. ' I
schools the returns show 265 teachers
and 9,426 pupils.
a. From the statistical abstract.
1890 , recently issued , it Is ascertain d
that there were. In 1&89 , 191,800.iil -
dren from.1 . : c to 'fourteen years of : * . * <
The average daily attendance of pu . ' -
for that year wa s 159,692 ; the an
dura tion of school in days bein ' , .
For 1889 the estimated total cf r-- . , -
ries of superintendents and teachers u - -
$1,891,852. The total expenditii ,
for public schools , 1889 , is given a ?
From the same source it : > \c \ < <
learned that , according to the most -
cent available aa.tes , . .there are in X > -
braska two theological schools , * h
three teachers and thirty pupils ; i
regular medical school , with s. - . n
teachers arid twenty-three pnp - :
seven colleges of liberal arts , with < > < . <
teacher &ou 491 pupils-in the prej.m -
atory 'department and six teachers M ]
378 pupils in the collegiate depm-1
Th bulletin giving statistic * o'
lih'rifchcs , 1SDO. uboir I'M' , i \
Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium , Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric , Drops , Soothing Syrups , and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
feverishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd ,
cores Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles , cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food , regulates the stomach
and bowels , giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend.
11 Otstorfa Is on excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children.1'
Do. O. C. OSOOOD ,
* Lowell , Mass.
* Castoria Is the best remedy for children of
which I am acquainted. I hope the day is not
far distant when mothers -mil consider the real
Interest of their children , and use Castoria in
stead of the various quack nostrums which are
destroying their lored ones , by forcing opium ,
morphine , soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats , thereby sending
them to premature graves. "
Do. J. F. KINCHELOE ,
Conway , Ark.
M Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me.1'
IT. A. Aacnen , M. D. ,
Ill So. Oxford St. , Brooklyn , K. T.
" Our physicians in the children's department - I
ment have spoken highly of their experi
ence in their outside practice with Castoria ,
and although wo only have among our I
medical supplies what is known as regular '
prodncia , yet TTO are free to confess that the j
merits of Castoria has won us to look with t
favor upon it. " j
UNITED HOSPITAL AND DISPENSARY ,
O. Surra , Prea. ,
The Ccntanr Company , 77 Murray Street , Ne-cr York City.
THE MILD POWER CURES.
Dr. HumphreyM * Specific * nroRclemltlcally and
carefully prepared Itcmvillcw. tw-cil for jviini In
i > rlv.ttu practice end for o\cr thirty j nrs l > y the
jxjoplo with entire BUCCCSS. Every hlnslu f > j. < 'clllc
& special euro for the ( INoiiyo luini d.
Tneycnro without dniKgluK. pursluK or reducing
msjetom.nndare lulaUittui ( .icutl.cboveielgn
uT the \\urltl.
Liar or MCXDEHS. cents. rB'C * * .
1 Forors , PoiiROhtloin , Inllammntlons * . ' .J. " " fl
\Vornis , Worm 1'oier , Worm Colic.
3-TeethliiK ; Colic. Crjlntr. Wakefulniks .211
4 Diarrhcn , of ChHdruu or Atlultn 25
5-DyHcntcry , Gripln. % IIIIous Colic. . . .25
O-Cholern MorbiiH , Vomiting aa
7 Ciiutflis , Colds. Bronchitis -5
8 Ncnraltfin , Toothaclie. Taceachc 23
! ) Hcaditches , Slclc ncmlnche. Vertigo. .25
10 DyspcpBln , Biliousness. Constipation .25
11 SiipprcHscd or I'ahifiil 1'orlodn. .25
12 Whiten , Too TrofuEo 1'crlodt 25
13 Croup , IjiiryucitiH , IIounfiicss 25
14 Salt Ithuuin , Lrjsipelns. Kruptlona. .25
15 Rlieiimutisin.or Khcuinatlcl'nliiH. . .25
10-ilIiilarin , Chills. l'o\cr und Ague .25
17 l > ] le-4 , Blind orlileodlng. . . .25
IS-Oplithnliuy , SorcorWrakryw 25
l-C'jititrrh , Innucnza , tcld liitucllcnd .25
20 Wlioupinc Couch 25
21 AMtliina , Oppressed BroathlnK 25
22 Ear Dirtclmrccs , Imppjred Hi-arliis .25
23 Scrofula , Enlarged Glands. SwellliiK .25
21ineral Debility , I'hjhlenl\Veaknifn .25
25-l > ropny , and Scanty Secretions. .25
! Ji Seii-Siirkiicsn , Sickness from Riding .35
S7 Kidney DlHcaHCH. .35
20 Sore IHouth , or Canker .25
30-IIrIiiary Wcakuen , WcttlnglJetl. . .35
ai-rainful PcrioilH .25
S4 Diphtheria , Ulcerated Sore Throat .35
35 Chronic Coiizc tions & Eruptions. .35
EXTRA NUMBERS :
28 Nervous Debility , SemlnnUVeak-
ness , or In\olunl.iry DI clinrK 'H 1.00
33 Epilepsy , Spasms.St. Vltus'Daiico . .1.00
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WITCH HAZEL OIL
"THE PILE OINTMENT. "
For riles External or Internal , Blind or Bleeding ;
Flstul.iln Ano ; Itching or Bleeding of the Itcctuiu.
The relief Is Immediate the cure cirtalu.
PRICE , 50 GTS. TRIAL SIZE. 25 OTS.
Sold by Driijlat , or sent yost-pulil uu receipt of price.
. , HI illS William St. , .N
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CARTS AND BUGGIES ,
A EKTS FOIt
IcCormick , Harvester and Binder , Grand Detour
Co- Little Yankee Plows , Deere Wells & Co.
Plows and Listers , Keystone IVlanfg Co. Disc Har
rows , G , W. Brown Planters and CultivatorsMinn.
Chief Separator & Powers , also Randolph Headers ,
A SaUARE DEAL , THE BEST ABE THE CHEAPEST.
Yards West of First Pla oraal Bank RflcCQOBC , NEB.
Incorporated under State Laws.
Paid Up Capital , 850,000
General Banking Business ,
Collections made on all accessible points. Drafts drawn
directly on principal cities in Europe. Tares
paid for non-residents.
Tickets For Sale to and from Europe
V. .FKANKHN , President OFFICERS JOHN : K. CLAKK , Vice Pres.
A. C. EBERT , Cashier.
The First JNational Uank , Lincoln Nebrska.
The Chemical National Bank , New York City.
toua. J clli
AUTHORIZED CAPITAL , CAPITAL AND SURPLUS ,
FHE MoCOOK ROLLER MILLS
E. H. DOAN. PROPRIETOR , p :
Is Now Open and Ready for Business ,
S F" ! am prepared to handle all business in my
line promptly and -with the most approved machinery.
DOAN & HART
are also prepared to handle wheat for which they are
payitgthe JiJghest market price ;
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