Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 22, 1895)
--V - -
- - - -
P. M. KIMMELL , Publisher.
MCCOOK , NEBRMSKA.
OVER THE STATE.
ANOTiiEIt paper , it is announced , will
soon be started at Hcmingford.
A Y ouzo MEN'S CIHUSTIAN ASsocIA-
T1oN has been organized at Lyons.
, THE Swift packing company has
housed 90,000 tons of ice at Ashland.
TilEstate encampment of the Sons of
Veterans will meet at Fremont on the
THERE were sixteen inmates of the
Otoe county poor house during the past
INSTRUCTIONS have gone forth in
Schuyler to keep the saloons closed on
MANY English sparrows are said to
have frozen to death during the recent
TIIE recent farmers institute in
Boone county was the most successful
one ever held.
A WHOLESALE firm has offered to supply -
ply the farmers of Custer county with
free sugar cane seed.
As A result of the temperance revival'
at Albion eleven people have joined the
Good Templars lodge.
TIIE capital of the Nebraska City
packing company has been increased
from $200,000 to $1,000,000.
SENATOR MANDEItSON , as soon as congress -
gress adjourns , will return to Nebraska -
ka , engaging in the law business at
TIIEE building owned by Mat Linden ,
' a tank maker a Shelby , was totally
destroyed by fire. There was some in-
Anour 150 people have been converted -
ed at Milford as the result of revival
meetings conducted by Rev. A. E.
lx a difficulty on the river bottoms
t in Burt county , J. P. Blann shot and
killed Robert Phillips. The murderer
made his escape.
KEYA PAHA county had two carloads
'I ' of aid last week , one from the State
Relief commission and one from Cherokee -
okee county , Iowa.
Dl. 'V. IIAYWOOD of Grand Island was
severely injured by being kicked by a
' cow. One rib was fractured and his
m A arm was broken.
TILE cattle stealing cases against the
Rothwells of Knox county have been
dismissed because the prosecution did
not believe it possible to secure convic-
SA51uEL STEPHENS , a veteran of the
war , who formerly lived at McCook ,
died at the soldier's home in his seven-
ty-seventh year. Ile was a member of
company A , Illinois infantry.
WIHLE Mrs. Laura C. Simmons of
Arapahoe was preparing some medicine
containing turpentine on a hot stove
the mass suddenly ignited and was
thrown over one of her hands , fairly
cooking the flesh.
THE town of Pierce is to have an
opera house. A handsome two-story
brick building is in anticipation. The
enterprise is being pushed by the business -
ness men of that town , and will certainly -
tainly be a success
C. WoRLEY of Bassett was pulling
down an old house near Springview
one day recently when the roof gave
way , pinning him to the groundbreaking -
ing his upper jaw and nose. The
wound is serious and he will probably
SENATOR STEWART , the only colored
member of the Colorado legislature , extended -
tended an invitation to Dr. Ricketts ,
who occupies a similar position with
the Nebraska lawmakers , to visit hint
in Denver , and the doctor accepted the
TIIE relief committe of Sherman county -
ty complains that while there are cars
of syrup on track in Lincoln doing nobody -
body any good , many families in the
region of Loup City are subsisting on
bread alone , and they would feel grateful -
ful to receive a few kegs for distribu-
HERBEP.T SCOTT , residing near Surprise -
prise , used gasoline in mistake for kerosene -
osene in lighting his fire. The instant
l explosion came near ending his life and
burning the building. As it was he is
terribly burned about the hands , face
and arms The immediate assistance
of others extinguished the flames
Tlil : large farm house on the farm
belonging to the heirs of David Jones ,
1 deceased , five miles south of Table
; Rock , occupied by Mr. O'Connell ,
burned to the ground. An insurance
of $500 was on the house , but none ont
1 i contents , which were nearly all burned.
; , The origin of the fire was a defective
A SMALL residence occupied by W. J.
Dunce of Fairfield was totally destroys -
s ed by fire. The building was insured
for . David the of
$150. , 16-year-old son
James Lovell of that city , while on his
way to the fire was thrown from his
horse and sustained a fracture of his
leg , and was severely injured other-
' THE state banking board has taken
charge of the Bank of Superior , located
at Superior. State Bank Examiner
McGrew telegraphed the board , asking
that a temporary receiver be appointed.
The bank is owned by Meeker S ;
Briggs , with A. J. Briggs cashier. The
capital stock , paid up , is given as $35-
, LEWIS GLENN , who was nearly frozen
1 to death two weeks ago by becoming
lost between Alliance and Ogalalla ,
had seven toes amputated and will
survive with no further loss He was
lost for five days in the sandhill
( country , and when found was uncon-
1 scions. It was first supposed that if he
t ' lived at all both legs must be amputated -
ted , but skilful care has brought him
m through as stated.
S. KURPGEWEIT , a young man living
near Madison , accidentally got his
right hand caught in the cog
wheels of a horse power the other
( evening and injured it to such an extent -
tent thatit was found necessary to amputate -
putate the entire thumb and part of
the second finger.
C. V. PECK , cashier of the Trenton
bank , was arrested last week by Constable -
stable Confel on a warrant issued by
County Judge Tayloi ; The complaint
charged Peck with forcing balances in
' the accounts of three different parties
and making fraudulent entries in the
bank book , and was sworn to and filed
by County Attorney Blackledge. .
. - r
TIIE governor has appointed John H.
Powers of Hitheock to be deputy labor
commissioner , and the appointment
takes effect March 15 ;
THE 6-year-old son of Mr. Campbell
of Harrisburg was lost during the blizzard -
zard and all the people in town turned
out to hunt for him. While the search
was in progress the boy reahced the
steps of his father's house and fell exhausted -
hausted on the porch. He was badly
frost bitten , but will recover without
sustaining any permanent injury.
ELEVEN carloads of wood , corn hay ,
flour , wheat and clothing were shipped
from Adams last week to Keith , Lincoln -
coln , Frontier and Gosper counties , donated -
nated by the people of Adams and surrounding -
rounding country. The Rev. James G.
Stannard accompanied them to their
destination , where he will personally
oversee the distribution of the goods.
TILE 3-year-old son of Joe Bowers ,
who formerly resided in Ashland , but
recently near Glenwood , fell into a
bucket of boiling water and was scalded
to death. The mother was using the
water in scrubbing the floor , and had
stepped out for a moment , when the
child in its play backed up and sat
down into the bucket and was unable
to help itself out ,
THE plat of the survey made by the
United States of the north boundary of
Nebraska has been received at the laid
commissioner's office. This line was
re-established by Joseph Jenkins , the
government surveyor , in 1893 and 189.4.
The survey went west from where the
north line of the state crossed the Nio-
brara river. The entire line is a fraction -
tion over 281 miles long.
WALTER TRACY , whe was convicted
at the October term of the district
court of Thayer county and sentenced
for one year , will make application to
Governor Holcomb , through his attorney -
ney , M. IL Weiss , for pardon. The petition -
tition was signed by more than 1,200
residents of Thayer county. Tracy was
convicted for attempting to do bodily
harm to E , W. Van Duyne.
FRANK TAYLOR began suit in district
court of Adams county against the
First National and the German National -
tional banks of Hastings for $15,000
damages. At a chattel mortgage sale
at which the banks sold various chattels -
tels given by plaintiff to secure certain
loans the defendants disposed of a lot
of things owned by plaintiff that were
not mortgaged , so the plaintiff alleges.
TIIE cite council of Grand Island at
its meeting last week accept a proposition -
tion from the bondsmen of J. V' . West ,
the defaulting city treasurer who is
now serving a term in the penitentiary ,
to settle all claims for city funds for
$2,000. The amount of the suits pending -
ing in district court is $4,300. Seven
of the eight councilmen were present
and all voted to accept the proposition.
IT now appears that a Gage county
citizen was one of the passengers on
the ill-fated Elbe. His name was Henry
Ilunzie , a resident of the vicinity of
Plymouth , Western Gage county. He
had been on a visit to wealthy relatives -
tives in Germany and was returning
home with a friend , Gottlieb Bokle-
mann. They took passage on the Elbe.
Hunzie leaves a wife and several children -
dren in Gage county.
A PETITION is out in Boone county
calling for a special election to take
advantage of the new seed grain bill ,
house roll No. 1. Other counties in
that section are making the same start.
The move , unfortunately , is meeting
with indifference , and some opposition.
This is caused by a feeling among the
needy farmers that they will be unable
to comply with the provisions of the
law necessary to secure the grain.
EUGENE MoORE , auditor of public ac-
countshas completed a statement showing -
ing the condition of insurance business
in the state for the year ending December -
cember 31 , 1894 , as follows : Risks
written , $105,992,283.09 ; premiums paid ,
$1,800,177.13 ; losses incurred , $1,142-
872.40 ; losses paid , $1,114,378.45. The
average loss ratio to premiums paid is
63.5 per cent. The average loss ratio
to premiums paid on foreign business
is 6G.8 per cent.
THE court room at Columbus was
crowed the other day to see and hear
the examination of W. K. Lay , charged
with insanity. It was shown that Lay
claims to be a prophet and that lie
claimed to have received revelations
direct from the Almighty , once at
Atlantic , Ia. , several years ago , and
several times more recently in Columbus -
bus There were fifty-seven witnesses
for the defense and twenty for the
prosecution. The commission reported
Lay morally insane but not a fit subject -
ject for the insane asylum.
THE several factories for which Chad-
ran has been laboring for the past six
months are now a thing of certainty.
The enterprises consist of a beet sugar
factory with a capacity of 250 tons of
beets , chicory factory , glucose and
starch factory , the total outlay of
which will be eve $1,000,000 , the bonus
consists of 10,000 acres of land and $50-
000 in cash , all of which has been
raised. The citizens committee deputized -
tized A. C. Putnam and J. S. Romine ,
two of the main promoters of the enterprise -
terprise , to go to Chicago and finish the
iN his last report of the Grand Island
Soldiers' home Dr. J. Janss says : "One
of the most , if not the most , perplexing
questions in the management of the
Soldiers home is undoubtedly the
'drinking habit' of some of the inmates.
They who have thus lost control of
themselves are to be pitied , and are as
much , if not more , in need of an institution -
tution of this kind as those not so
afflicted. I believe that this home
should follow the example of others ,
and offer them the Keeley cure.
Through the influence of General
AveriU I am in possession of the formulae -
mulae used in some of the national
homes , where this treatment is most
effectually administered. Whereas it
does not cure , i. e. , heal the bad effects
which liquor brought upon them , still
it temporarily relieves their craving
for it , and once more gives them a
chance to regain their manhood. "
ANDREW S AMUErSON , a well-to-do
farmer of Oakland , who has been afflicted -
flicted for some time with epilepsey ,
was found dead in his bed the other
morning by his two young daughters ,
who went to call him to breakfast. He
was found with his face buried in his
pillow , and it is thought lie suffocated
during an attack of his trouble.
THE Water and Light company of
Nebraska City has commenced suit
against the city for $6,000 , which , it alleges -
leges , is past due for hydrant rental.
The city in turn claims that the water
company has failed to fulfill its contract -
tract and that the amount due is much
less than that amount.
CONNECTICUT OFFERS A $5,000
Gov. Ifolcomb Returns Thanks , Bnt Declines -
clines to Accept the Money-Deputy
Labor Commissioner Erlon Makes Investigation -
vestigation of Amount of Supplies In
tire Hands of the State Relief Comrnis-
slon-Objection Urged to the Seed
Grain Law-A Record of Proceedings
in the Legislature.
? ovornor Holcomb Replies to Connecti-
cut's Generous Offer.
The following Is the letter sent by Governor -
or Holcomb in reply to the offer of aid from
the state of Connecticut :
LINCOLN , Neb. , Fob. 9,1589.-lion. Thomas
L. Parker , House of Representatives , hartford -
ford , Conn.-My Dear Sir : l'ermlt me to ac
knowledge receipt of yours of the 6th inst.
Informing me of the resolution now before
thocommittee on appropriations , of which
you are secretary , proposing to appropriate
; 5.UX from your state treasury for the relief
of the distressed in thedrouth-stricken portions -
tions of western Nebraska. I beg leave to
say that I thoroughly appreciate the generous -
ous impulse prompting this proposed dona-
Our reverses are only temporary and are
confined to a portion of the state , and while
our people are highly gratIfiei at this evidence -
dence of your friendly interestour misfortunes -
tunes have not assumedsuch proportions as
would render it proper to accept aid Imposing -
ing a burden on the taxpayers of other
states. It is true that In portions of Nebraska -
ka , on account of a most severe and unpre-
cedetited trout ! ! , a large number of worthy
people , through no fault of their own , have
been reduced t a state requiring assistance
from others more fortunate until they can
again sow and reap.
Voliritaiy contributions donated by the
genero s people fromu all over the country
arc being thankfully received by the state
relief commission. With tliese eotitribu-
Ib us so magnatilmously given and the pro-
vb ions made by our state legislature the
relief commission will doubtless be able to
provide the necessarles of life to our own
deserving poor until another crop is har-
vested. Other states have expressed their
willingness to render assistance , but these
proposals of state appropriations have invariably -
riably beet declined.
The Nebrtka state legislature has made
an appropriation to meet the present necessities -
sities of the drouth sufferers :111(1 has enacted -
acted a , law jrovlriing for the bonding of
counties in drouth-stricken sections Gi order -
der to procure seed to sow : aid feed fur
teams used in cultivatimgthe land during
the coming crap season.
Again thanking you for your expression
of the generouti interest of your committee ,
l am very truly- yours ,
iSigned. } bILAS A. IIOr.COStn ,
Field notes of a survey of the north boundary -
dary of the state have been received by the
land commissioner and are now in possession -
sion of the state engineer , Alex Schlegel.
These valuable documents comprise a
record of a re-established survey made by
Joseph U. Jenkins in the year 1593 and approved -
proved December 1S34. Re-establishment
was necessary l ecau'e the old monuments
were nearly all burned off , stones had crumbled -
bled away , the pits filled up and markings
Grand Island Republican : Irrigation
would make bountiful crops absolutely car-
tamu in all districts in Nebraska where irrigation -
gation is practicable , and there arc few
localities where Irrigation is not practicable
by one method or another.
Mr. : chlegel believes the boundary line is
now one of the best marked in the United
States. Half-mile monuments have been
added in the new survey , in addition to the
mile markings. The half-mile pests are of
es square , set three feet in the ground. The
mile stones are of the same material , seven
feet long , ten Inches square , set three
and one-half feet in the ground. Mile
monuments west of the initial point , at the
Koya Palma river , are marked on the west
face with the number of miles from the initial -
tial point , on the north face "S. D. , " and the
south face bears time letter "N , " standing
for Nebraska. Those east of the Initial
point are the same with the exception that
they bear the number of miles east from
The survey consists of the re-establish-
meat of the forty-third parallel from time
Keys Paha river westto the northwest corner -
ner of the state and also the same parallel
from time Iieya Paha river east to the Missouri -
souri river. The line 1s281 miles bug.
The next surveyof importance to 1lebras-
ka will be thesurvey ofthe fractional townships -
ships in Boyd county adjoining the state
boundary line. These townships instead
of being full six miles wide , will be about
three miles in width.
The Nebraska Assembly.
SENATE.-The senate was called to order
on the 14thh by the lieutenant governor at : f
o'clock. The journal of last Friday was
read in partby the secretary and then the
further reading was dispensed with et mo-
tion. Senator Dale offered a resolution for
adjournment until tomorrow as a testimonial -
nial of the senate's sympathy with Speaker
Richards et the death of his child. Tlie
resolution was adopted and the senate ad-
llouse.-The house was calleil to order on
the 11tH by Mr. Munger of Lancaster , who
by reason of being chairman of time judiciary -
ary committee is speaker pro tem. Harrison
of liill moved that a commit cc of three be
appointed to draft resolutions of sympathy
with Speaker and Mrs. Richards. The motion -
tion prevailed and larrison of hall , Davis
of t ass and Howard of Sarpy were named as
committee. Cole of Ilitchcock moved that
as a mark of respect to pecker Richards
the house adjourn until tomorrow morning
at 10 o'clock. Time motion was seconded by
Chapman of Saline and the house aa-
SENATE.-The 15th was a field day in time
senate for Senator Watson. Four of his bills
were considered in committee of the whole ,
rccomrpetded for passage and ordered engrossed -
grossed for third reading. Time total num-
be. of bills thus far introduced is 299. The
first bill taken no was senate file No. II , by
'Watson , a joint resolution submitting to the
voters \ebraska a proposition to call a
convention tor the purpose of revising time
constitution. Time bill was recomnieadeci
for passage. Senate file No. 14 , by 1v agog ,
was recommended for passage. It repeats
time resent law met uiring railroad com1)a-
hies ibis state to equip their cars with
automatic couplers and substitutes the national -
tional law which is not to go into elf tt
until ( , n and after January 1. la9S. 1m'imen
serrate file No. 11 , providing for a constitutional -
tional convention , was up in committee of i
the whoteGraham succeeded without any
dildcnlty in making a radical amendment.
The bill as it was introduced a thorizemi time
governor to designate one weekly new paper -
per in each county iii which the proclama-
riom submitting the proposition for a eun-
vention should be printed. Grahtua's
amendment provided that time newspapers
should be designated by the secretary of }
state. Wien the committee reported the
bill hack to the senate Sprecher attempted
to Lrmoclc out Graham's amendment. 't'he
senate adopted the report of thecommittee , I
including Graham's amendment. i
llouse.-In the house on te 15th the special -
cial seed grain note bill , recommended for
passage in committee of the whole , excited
quite an animated discussion. Time bill provides -
vides for a negotiable note to be given for I
seed grain , which shall become a lien on the
crop. it must also be recorded with time
county cleric , the same as a chattel mortgage - ;
gage , and , upon payment , mu t be released. I
If the crop fails to satisfy the note the
mak. r is held for the resiuue. There was
an attempt made to amend time measure by '
making the note cover rain for feeding
purposes' but it was voted down by a large
majority. Time committee's substitute for
house roll No. 210. by Barry , provmduig for
the maintenance of pubic libraries in
school districts , was reccommetded for pas-
sage. House roll No. 132 , by Munger , relating -
ing to the assessment of lands and lots by
county commissioners sitting as boards of
equalization , was recommended for passage.
hauu sent up a resolution , which was
nlopted on suspension of the rules , timank-
Ing the donators of supplies for the needy
from other states. Another resolution was i
referred to the committee on finance , ways
and means , providing that the eight or ten ,
bodies of union veterans now in the pottor's
field of the Hospital for the Insane at Lin-
coin be removed to lVy Ika cemetery , at a
costnotto exceed $1l. Chapman had the
following resolution on the desk , which , on
susnension of the rules , was adopted ; That
all claims for supplies furnished the legislature -
lature previous to February 9 , 1593 , be submitted -
mitted to the committee on accounts and
expenditures of tlmis housoon or before February -
ruary 20 , 1693 , or the same bo compelled to
await action until the assembling of the
Twenty-fifth session of the Nebraska state
Bills AffectingPablic Schools.
LINCOLN , Feb. 14.-A committee appointed
by the State Teacher's association , consisting -
ing of State Superintendent of Public Instruction -
struction B. R. Corbett ; C. G , Pearse , principal -
pal of the Beatrice schools , J. 111. Gillan ,
secretary of the Omaha Board of Education
J. S. Baer , superintendent of public instruction -
tion for Lancaster county , and Ii. K. Wolfe
of : award. held a meeting In Lincoln for the
purpose of securing united action upon a
numberof time educational bills now pend-
mne 1n the legislative committees. These
bills were prejared by a committee up-
pointed by time State Teachers' association.
hey are as follows :
House roll No. 74 , providing for the equl-
lablo division of license moneys between
two or more districts forming parts of a city
or village ,
house roll No. 69 , providing for the Issuance -
ance and registration of school district war-
I rants and the paymentof interest on them
at the rate of b per cent per annum.
house roll No. 162 is urgently recommended -
ed by the association. It provides for a
state board of education to consist of the
state superintendent of public instruction ,
time chancellor of time state university , the
principal of the state normal school , one
city superintendent and one county superintendent -
intendent , the last m wo to be cho-en by the
first three. The members of this proposed
board are to receive no compensation but
their actual expenses. The bill direct. time
board to prescribe minimum courses of
study for eomrnon : end hieh schools , to
license instructors , prescrihe courses of
study for county institutes , c uduct state
exanuiuations and Issue state cer locates.
House roll No. : o contalm- several features -
tures recommended by time state teachers
association , including those making the
school year agree willm time fiscal year , empowering -
powering boards in cities and towns to employ -
ploy teachers after April 1 , changhmg the
tinmo of election of members of boards of
education in cities making boards consist of
an odd number of membes.
house roll No. 188 strengthens the compulsory -
pulsory attendance law anl provides for an
house roll No. 253 provides for free attendance -
dance at public high schools.
Foreclosnro of Mortgages.
One of time most inmporlant bills yet presented -
sented at this session was Introduced omm time
I5th. 'This bill relates to the foreclosure of
t rust deeds and mortgages on real property.
The bill propoes sonic radical changes that
will attract general attention among all
classes of people. The champions of time
measure state that this bill sinmuly gives to
\ebraska the same law that exists in South
Dakota , Mmunesota , Miclmigau , Kansas and
'Ibis hill provides that in any conveyance
of realestate by mortgage or trust deed it
shall be lawful to provide for time sale of
sucim real estate by the mortgagee , his agent
or attorney , by time trustee named iii such
instrument , or by any sheri If of the county
in which the mortgaged premises are situated -
ated , upon default of any condition in such
All such sales of renlestate are to be made
at the court Louse fn time county wherein
such premises are situated , atpublic auction -
tion , to the highest bidder for cash , after
givumg no less than thirty days' notice of
such sale ; and time purchaser is required to
imrnedlately deposit with the clerk of the
district court the amount of the bid. It is
provided that whemmever default shall be
made Lon any condition la time mortgaze deed
the legal holder of the notes secured thereby -
by may file in time office of time clerk of time
district court a notice stating timat defaulter
or breach has been made and containing an
estimate of time probable amount of interest -
est , taxes , and costs likely to accrue during
the year of stay , thereby notifying all parties -
ties timen having on record any Interest in
such real estate of time default or breach ,
and that the same will be sold as provided
in said mortgage.
He may also file a precipe In the office of
the clerk aforesaid directing a copy of said
notice to be delivered to the sheriittf of said
county , who shall serve the same upon all
parties named therein so having of record
an interest in said real estate , wimiclt copy
shall be served upon such parties. When
the notice of default shall be filed In the
clerk's office the clerk shall docket the same ,
but no other or further record In time cause
need be made than docketing and filing the
Preparing for the State Fair.
The board of managers of the state fair ,
in session at Omaha , made the following appointments -
General superintendent , Austin Ilumpim-
rey of Lincoln.
Assistant general superintendent , Louis
Bheem of Omaha.
Superintendent of gates , William B.
Bowen of Omaha.
Chief of police , Louis Grebe of Omaha.
Masterof transportation , George V. ! lines
uperirmtendent of agricultural hall , W.
II. Harrison of Alda.
Superintendent of art gallery , George W.
Liniuger of Omaha.
Superintendent of forage , John H. Butler
Superintendent of Amphitheater , F. II.
Briggs of Omaha.
Booth manager , Charles A. Dunham of
Superintendent of manufacturer's hall ,
E. I'd. ' Searle of Ogalalla.
Superintendent of mercantile ball , Mr.
Sheldon of Beatrice
Superintendentof speed , W. H. Barstowof
Class superintendents :
Class A-horses-E. A. Stewart of Blair.
Class B-Cattle-B. 11. Dunn of m arvard ,
Class C-Sleep-J. Ilolcomb of Osceola.
ClassD-Swine-W. Ii , Barger of Hebron.
Class E-Poultry-C. M. Lewellyn of West-
ern.Class F-Farm Products-Captain J. W.
Lee of Oxford.
Class 0-Textile Fabrics-Mrs. A. H. Baker
of Grand Island.
Class Ii-Fine Arts-G. W. Lmnunger c.f
Class I-Dairy-William Sutton of Table
Class J-Educational-Charles Boyce of
University I'lace. i
Class K-Bees and Honey-A. Whitcomb
ClassL-Mechanical Arts-E. L. Grinnell
of Fort' allmoun.
Class M-Agricultural Implements-E. S.
( 'lass N-Instruments , etc.-E. L. Grinnell
of Fort Calhoun.
Class O-t ounty Collective Exhibits-J. D. ,
Beam of Broken Bow
Class 1'-Discretionary-L. A. Beecher of
Class Q-Special Premiums-Il. Crowder of
Secretary Furnas was instructed to mrrves-
ti'ate different attractions , correspond
with the managers as to terms and otherde-
tails and report to the board at a future
meetin : .
Treasurers May Have a Seal.
A bill is now before the judiciary committee -
tee of the house which is intended to correct
a curious condition of affairs. 'Phis is house i
roll .149 , introduced by Representative Bech-
er , and it provides that county treasurers r
may have a seal of office and autimorizing
them to afix it to certain instruments. 'l'ime
o casion for such a bill being necessary is
11 lien lands are sold for taxes the pur-
clmaser is given a certificate by the coun y
treasurer which shows what amountwas
paid , the date of time sale , description of time t
land and other particulars of the transacf
tier. If the original owner does not redeem
in a certain time the holder of the tax sale r
certificate is entitled to a deed to the prop- t
erty. 'l'ime law says this deed shall be ex-
eeuted on demand by time county treasurer ,
who shall affix his seal to the document.
how as the law makers have never provided -
vided that time county treasurer shall have
a seal , and the supreme court has held that
these tax deeds are not good unless his seal , t
which he has not. Is attached , there are a h
lot of tax deeds of don tful validity afloat t
in the sta e. The present act will remedy i
this by supplying time seal which has here-
tome been left out of the equipment of time O
To Kill Off Superfluous Attorneys.
Sutton of Douglas has a bill printed , ] mouse
roll No. 44S , which is very stringent in its
Drov isions regarding the practice of law.
The very first section provides that from
and after August 1 , 1S95 , all licenses to practice -
tice law in this state be revoked , with the s
exception of the judges of the supreme
court , district and county courts , judges of
the police courts of cities of the metropolitan -
tan or first class , time attorney general of time
state and county attorneys. It is theft pro-
vldod that , in the way of reinstatement , the
supreme court may from time to time place
uppn the rolls as attorneys and counsellors
of said court such persons as have theretofore -
fore practiced therein as in the Judgmentof
the court are thoroughly qualified to practice -
tice therein. Thereafter no person shall be
admitted to practice law in any of the courts
of this state unless lie shall have been duly
admitted to practice 111 the supreme court.
fortho examination of applicants for license
to practice law as may be umoeessary and
the meetings of these committees sha51 always -
ways be held at the capital of the state. Time
other provisions of time bill are similar to
the law now in force , including time two
years' preliminary reading in the oilce of
a regular practicing attorney , oren production -
tion of a diploma from some reputable law
school In the state.
North Bend Argus : In irrigation and the
sugar beet lies a future for Nebraska that
cannot be looked forward to by any other
state in the Uniat. Give us Irrigation and
Dundy county will be In it next season if
irrigation has any virtues. In this imtnedi-
ate vicinity five private ditches aru completed -
pleted , each ranging from six to ten miles
in length. The next tangible question
to solve is how the people are to procure -
Uhadron Signal : Alfred Johnson , one of
the energetic young farmers of East tralg
precinct , called at this office Tuesday. lie
says the Irrigation company at Mirage has
a surveyor at work on time line of the projected -
jected irrigation ditch. It will cross 1'epper
creek turd the deep Sand canyon by means
West Union Gazette ( Custe conuty ) : The
prospect of irrigation has caused quite a
stir among our people , wimo intro not , hitherto -
erto availed themselves of time benefits of
V a lwntestead law. Several have taken
claims under time ditch Amen , others our
justice of the peace , Ira Sturdevant and
Timad Leep have taken sonic valuable land.
At a meeting of the board of trustees of
the Mirage irrigation company recently ,
they concluded to change time point of diversion -
version of the water fu the river to be used
for irrigation pur roses , by tapping the river
just above the mill at IunhLpSlmeridan
county , which would thereby lift the male
ditch ter or twelve feet hieher , and save a
great deal of very heard ditch work. The
board scent to Itiumlau Monday to see what
could be dome. They succeeded In making
rut arrangement for the Irrigation company
to have full control of all the water for
seven months in each year , commencing
April l and eullmg Novenmber 1. 'lime cout-
sidera ion to be paid for tlds water privi-
legeforfiftyyearsisS1,000tobe Irfdincnsh :
whet the ditch is completed : uul the water
Transfer Switclm Case Appealed.
The State Board of Transportation has
filed its appeal fu errorfrom the O'Neill district -
trict court in the supreme court. The case
in point involves the constitutionality of
time law requiring intersecting railways to
hut In connecting switches. 'lime case was
negutm at O'Neill at the October term of the
district court. An alternative writ of mandamus -
damus was prayed for by ti a Board of
Transportation to compel the Sioux City ,
O'Neill 4C 1Yestern railroad and time Fremont -
mont , Elkhorn & Missouri Valley railroad
to put in a connecting switch at O'Neill and
to establish and put in force a joint sclmedr
mile of rates for freght in carlots from every
posnton one line to every pointon time othe .
Lime case , by stipulation , was heard by Judge
Chapman of Ca's county , instead of b y
Judge Klikead. To the appiicatloum defend-
nuts demurred , alleging iii addition , to the
usual points of a general demurrer that time
pretended act of time legislature under
which the action was brought was unconstitutional -
tutional and void , for the reason that it deprived -
prived defendants of their property without
due process of law and denied defendants
equal protection of law- . The demurrer was
sustained by Judge tlmapmau and the case
dismissed. To decide the constitutionality
of time law the State Board of Transportation -
tion now comes to the supreme court.
Judge Marshall has tiled his opinion with
Attorney General Churchill in the Schuyler
transfer switch case. Thus one embodies all
the points covered by Judge Chapman , to-
eather with a great many others. Judge
Marshall covers , in his opinion , the whole
ground , coustitutionaliy and statutory.
Substantially it agrees with the ruling of
Judge Chapman. loch judges hold thatsec-
tion 562 of the constitution merely gives one
new railway time right to cross anotimer , and
is not mandatory in the way of forcing an
old road to build transfer switches. Secretary -
tary Dilworth of the Board of Transportation -
tion says that an effort will be made to advance -
vance the O'Neill case on the supreme court
Caldwell's Seed 11111.
Senator Caldwell's bill to enable town-
simips to vote bonds for time purpose of supplying -
plying seed grain for planting contains some
new reatures that other relief measures do
not. It differs in detail very much from the
Lamborn law , which permits counties to
vote bonds. Time Caldwell bill , it is claimed ,
will ho adantable to localities where bonds
would not be voted by an entire county ,
because time larger portion of the county is
not fn need of aid to purchase seed. Very
often it is the case that one or two tow um-
slmips in a county have been hit by time
droutl and successive crop failures amid are
in need of aid.
Under this bill these townships can vote
bonds to time amount of 1 , per cent of their
valuation armd use the proceeds of their
safe to pimrchase seed. The farmer to wimom
this seed is distributed is required to give
his note for time amount of the value of seed
furnished and file with proper authorities a
description of the land on which it is to bo
) ] anted. The amount of seed furnished is
lunited toSi worth tocach acre cultivated
by the applicant. There is a provision that
the county shall hold a first lien on the crop
raised on the land for time payment of the
seed note. It is also provided that notes
shall be payable fn four years with time
option of paying it two. Time money from
the notes ms to be put in a sinking fund ,
which is provided to pas time bonds when
Landlord's Lien Bill.
The "landlor's lien bill" having passed the
senate will come up in the house in a few
days. This bill is by Senator Bressler , and
s as follow :
"Sec. 1. A landlord shall have a lien for
his rent upon all crops grown upon time
premises , and upon any otlmerpersoual property -
erty of time tenant and not exempt from execution -
ecution , whicim has been used upon theprem-
ses during time term , for time period of six
months after a year's rent , or a shorcr period -
riod claimed , falls due , but suds lien shall
not In any case continue more than six
mouitims after time expiration o1 time terse.
"Section 2. The lien may be eil'eetedby
the commencement of an action within time
ueriod above present ed for time rent alone ,
n which action time landlord will be entitled
to a writ of attachment , upon tiling with
the properclerk , or the justice , an affidavit
that action is commenced to recover rent
accrued within emeyear previous thereto
upon premises described in the atlidufit. "
Witlmout questioning in the least the motives -
tives of the geumtlenmanly author of this
measure , it may be said that this bill is not
constructed in time interests of time people.
It will tend to give every advantage to the
andlord without permitting the tenant to
enjoy anything but the privilege of breatim-
m _ and bearing the burden that the elements -
ments and his landlord may see fit to heap
Rate Is Impracticable.
Railroad men say that the bill introduced
by Senator Caldwell requiring all railroads
o cimarge a uniform rate per mile for all
reimht is impracticable. They , the rail-
oad men , say titatas an example of where
his will fail to work is on the lines operated -
ated between Omaha and Lincoln. The Lur- a
ington line between these points is several
miles shorter than that of any other road ,
and If all are required to charge the same
ate per mile the rate over time Burlington
will be less than any other and it will get all
he freight. Senator Caldwell insists that
Is bill is practical and equitable and says t
hat he will push it to its passage because it
a just and fair measure.
klahoma Divorcog to Be Made Easy.
GUTIIEIE , Ok. , Feb. 13.-A bill was
railroaded through the lower house
of the legislature to-day granting to t
probate judges the right to try divorce -
vorce cases and grant divorces for '
fourteen different causes to any Per-
on living in the territory for ninety
A BRIGHT .
SKETCH OF THE MAN WHO.
LED MARY ANDERSON
TO FAME. '
Roles with Booth ,
Also Played Loading m
Barrett and Thorne. mI I
[ From the St. Louis Clmronlcle. ] , ,
Onoofthomostconspmcuous figures in the ,1 ;
Stagehand of America to-day is John W. ,
Norton. Born in the Seventh ward of Now I !
York city forty six years ago the friends
of his youth were Thomas \V. Keene and 1
Frank Chanfrau. We find Keene a star at
the ago of 25 and Norton in the flower of
early manhood , the leading man for Edwin mfr
Booth at time famous Winter
ter. He was starred with Lawrence Bar-
rett early in the 703 , and alternated the i
leading roles with Charles Thorno at the l
Variety theater in New Orleans. Early in
the Centennial year , in Louisville Norton
mot our Mary Anderson then a fair young
girl who asplred for sago fame , took her j
ruder his guidance and as everybody
knows , led her to fume. Dlr. Norton is now 1
the proprietor of time Grand Opera House in
St. Louis the Dmt uesno Theater , Pitts-
burg , and one of the stockholders in the
American Extravaganza Company.
Ono afternoon early in June ho hobbled
into his New Yorkoffice on Broadway and t
encountered his business manager , GeORe 1
McManus , who had also been a rheumatic
sufferer for two years. Norton was surprised -
prised that McManus hind discarded his ;
cane. "Wimocured yowl" he asked. "I cured
myself , " replied McManus , "with Dr. Will-
iams' Pink Pills. " p
" I was encouraged by Mr. McManus' 1
cure , and as a last resort tried the Pink
Pills myself , " said Mr. Norton to a Chronicle -
icle reporter. "You have known me foriive
years , and know how I have suffered.Vliy
during the summer of 1593 I was on my
back at the Mullanphy hospital , in this
city , four weeks. I was put on the old system -
tem of dieting , with a view to clearing those
acidulous properties in my blood that nmedi-
cal theorists say is the cause of my rheu-
matism. I left the hospital feeling stronger ,
but the first damp weather brought with it
those excruciating pains in the legs and
back. It was the same old trouble. After
sitting down for a stretch of five minutes
time pains screwed m le s into aknot when
I aroe , and I hobbled as painfully as ever.
Afterlhadtaken ms first oxof iukPills ,
It struck me that the pains were less trou-
blesome. I tried another box , and I began
almost unconsciously to have faith in time
Pink Pills. I improved so rapidly that I
could rise after sitting at my desk for an
hour and the twinges of rheumatism that
accompanied my rising were so mild that I
scarcely noticed them. During We past
two weeks we have Lad much rainy
weather in St. Louis. But time dampness
has not had the slightest effect in bringing i
back time rheumatism , which f consider a
sufficient and reliable test of the efficacy of
Pink Pills. I may aiso say that the Pink
Pills have acted as a tonic on my stomach
which I thought was well nigh destroyed
by the thousand and one alleged remedies
I consumed in the past five years "
Watches in time IIouse.
Tom Reed has the finest watch in time
house. It never varies more than two
or three seconds in a weeir. It is not
especially costly , but it is a wonder for
accuracy , and the ex-speaker never has
the slightest trouble with it. There is
a chronometer in the house lobby which
is connectedEwith the meteorological
apparatus , and the members who happen -
pen to have fairly good time pieces set
their watches by it every day. Reed's
is easy at the head of time list , but Ding-
hey , Turner of Georgia and Russell of
Connecticut come close behind.-1Vash
How's Thls ?
We offer One Hundred Dollars reward
for any case of Catarrh that can not be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO. , Toledo. 0.
We , the undersigned , have known F. J.
Cheney for the last L5 years , and believe
him perfectly honorable in all business
transactions and financially able to carry
out any obligations made by their firm.
WEST & TIIUAZ , Wholesale Druggists , Toledo -
ledo , 0. WALDiSO , KINNAN & MARVIN ,
Wholesale Druggists , Toledo , 0.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internal ,
acting directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent
free. Price 75c. per bottle. Sold by all
Hall's Family Pills , 25c.
Nobody contents himself with rough diamonds -
mends , or wears them so. When polished
and set , then they give a luster.
Chicago Tribune : "When I was in
your line of business , my friend , " said
Fir. Fellaire , giving time greasy tramp a
half-dollar and kicking him off time
front steps of his mansion , "I always
had sense enough to go round to the
back door. "
w. L. Douglas as a Publisher.
The Times is time name of a late arrival -
rival in the field of jogrnalism at
Brockton , Mass It is an eight page ,
seven column daily , with a twelve page
Saturday issue. It is neatly printed
and shows evidence of experienced
hands in every department. It is
owned by IN. I. . Douglas , whose portrait -
trait is so familiar to newspaper readers -
ers throughout the country , there being -
ing very few dailies or weeklies in
which his $3 shoe is not advertised.
CoL J. Armory Knox is manager , and
a personal representative of Mr. Douglas -
las 'rime Times is independent in politics -
tics , preferring to advocate principles
rather than parties It is printed on a
Floe press which is evidence that it has
started out with a good sized circula-
WHO WINS TIIE R3GO ?
A novel way to obtain a suitable
name for their great , yes , wonderful
net' oats , has been adopted by the
John A. Salzer Seed Co. They offer
$300 for a name for their new oats ;
their catalogue tells all about it. Farmers -
ers are enthusiastic over the oat ,
claiming 200 bushels can be grown per
acre right along. You will want it.
Farmers report six tons of hay from
Salzer's Meadow Mixtures ; 112 bushels
corn per acre in a dryseason , and 1,161
bushels potatoes from two acres.
If You Will Cut This Out and' Send It (
with lOc postage to the John A.
Salzer Seed Co. , La Crosse , Wis , von
get free their mammoth catalogue and
package of above 5300 Prize Oats.wnu
A pair of twins was born in the Back m
Lay district. A bright boy set about
o try and name them. He said , "Will
they be called Peter and Repeater ? "
But no. His mother would not listen
to the name Peter. Then he said , "Let
them be called Max and Climax. "
"No , " she said. "They are both little -
tle girls , so we cannot name one of
hem Max. "
Then he said after much thought ,
'Let them be called Kate and Dupli-
cate. After this his head was bandaged -
aged and lie was sent out to play.-
Powered by Open ONI