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WHOLE NO. 440.
GTOfflcc In the JOURXAL building,
Eleventh-st., Coluinbui, Neb.
Terms Per year, S2. Six months, $1.
Three months, 50c Single copies, 5c.
ColHrabHH Post Office.
Open on Sundays trom 11 a.m. to 12m.
and torn -J: SO to 0 r. m. .Business
hours except Sunday 0 a. M. to 6 P. m.
astern mails close at 11:20 a. m.
Western mails close at 4:30 p.m.
Mail leaves Columbus lor Madison and
Norfolk, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays 7 x. M. Arrives Mondays,
Wednesday, and Fridays, 3 p. m.
For Monroe," Genoa. Watcrville and Al
bion, daily except Sunday 6 a. m. Ar
rive, same, C p. M.
For Summit, Ulyhsc and Crete. Mon
days and Thursdays, 7 A. M. Arrives
Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 7 P. M.
For Belleville, Osceola and York, Tues
days, Thursdays and Saturdays, IP.M.
Arrive tl2.M.
For Wrlf, Farral and Battle Greet,
-Monday? and Wednesdays, 6 a. m. Ar
rives Tuesdays and Fridays at tip. M.
For Shell Creek, N'ebo, Crouton and
Stanton, on Mondays at 7 A. M. Ar
rives Tuesdays G p. M.
For I)aid CItv, Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays, 1 P. M Arrives, at 12
I). I. Time Table.
Eastward Bound.
Emigrant, No.G, leaves at
raspens'r, " 4,
Freight, " 8,
t reichU " 10.
Ifest-ieard Bound.
Freight. No. 5, leaves at
Pasucng'r, " 3, " '
Freight, " 9, "
Emigrant, " 7, " "
Evcrv ilav except Saturday the three
lined leading to Chicago connect with
U. V. train at Omaha. On Saturdajs
there uill he but one train a day, as
fhowu bv the following schedule:
0:25 a. m.
11:06 a. ra.
2:15 p.m.
4:30 a. m.
2:00 p. in.
4:12 p.m.
G:00 p.m.
1:30 a. m.
Sept .
Dee -
C. & X. AV
15. & Q.
n. t. & r.
c. ii. &q.
C. K. I. .t 1'.
C. .t N W.
r.. n. i. & i
X. w.
c, n. & q.
C, B. & Q.
c, r. i. & r.
c. & s. w.
7th and 28th.
5th and 2Cth.
2d and 23d.
0th anil SUtb.
gg-For one year a RESIDENT PHY
HOSPITALS. BlackwelPs Island, N.Y.
Office on 1 lth St., next to the Jouicval.
Mileage 50 ct. Medicines furnished.
Alvix Saunders. U. S. Senator, Omaha.
"ATS: Paddock, U. SFSeiiator, Beatrice.
niASK WEtciTf KepresenTaue,AorioiK.
Silas Gaiujeh, Governor, Lincoln.
Bruno Tzschuck, Secretary of State.
I. B. Weston, Auditor, Lincoln.
J. C. McBridc, Treasurer, Lincoln.
Geo. II. Robert, Attorney-General.
3. R. Thompson, sunt, I'unne lusiruc.
II. C. Dawson. Warden of Penitentiary.
c:biS?tTt f Prisoa -"
Dr. J. G. Davis, Prison Physician.
R. P. Mathewson, Supt. Insane Asylum.
Daniel Gantt. Chief Justice,
c eMg B-,Vake,f Associate Judges.
S. Maxwell, ) -
G. W. Post, Judge, York.
31. B. Reese, District Attorney, Wahoo.
E. W. Arnold, Register, Grand Island.
Wm. Anyan, Receiver, Grand island.
J. G. Higgins, County Judge.
John Stauffer. County Clerk.
V. Kummcr, Treasurer.
Henj. Spiclman, Sheriff.
R. L. Rosaslter, Surveyor.
R. II. Ucnrv, 1
Wm. Bloedorn.V Cou'ntyCommh&iouerf.
John Walker, J
Dr. A. Heintz, Coroner.
S. L. Barrett, Supt. of Schools.
S. S. McAllister,! TUcticesofthePeace.
llvron Millctt, J Jucucesonueieace.
Charles Wake, Constable.
tin uiubuiiuui:
('. A. Spcfce, Mayor!
Jolin Sehram, Clerk.
John J. Ricklv, Marshal.
J. W. Early, Trenurer.
S. S. .McAllister, Police Judge.
J. G. Roiitsou, Engineer.
rt Ward J. E. North.
E. Pohl.
2tf nrard-E. C. Kavannugh.
C. E. Morse.
3d Ward E. J. Baker,
E. A- Gerrard.
VtiZi. of III., a tirst-class blaek
uniith. is now prepared to do all kinds
of wagon and M.-tcksmith work. Will
make new buggies, agons, etc., or mend
old ones, and repair nil kind of ma
chinery. "utom work a pccialty
Good work, promptly to promise, and
tiheap. Call nt tlie -ign of the horse
bhoc, Olhe street, opposite Charles
Morbe's stable. 42045m
FA It .Tl kiss:
BE OF GOOD CHEER. Let not the
low prices of your .products dis
course you. but rather limit jour cx
pcnices to your rcoiiree9. You can do
po bv stopping at the new home of j-our
fellow fanner, where you can find good
accommodations cheap. For hay for
team for one night and day, 25 cts. A
room furnished with a cook stove and
bunks, in connection with the stable
free. Those wishing can be accommo
dated at the house of tlie undersigned
at the following rates: .Meals 25 cents;
?r.. r.i al,
liedh 10 ccnti.
J. H.
mile east of GerrardN (. orral.
(One mile wct of Columbus.)
Always on I In nil In
Farm for Sale.
acres f excellent farm land in But
ler County, near Patron P. O., about
equi-ditant from three County Scats
David City, Columbus and Schuyler;
CO acres under cultivation; 5 acres of
trees, maple, Cottonwood, ,tc; good
frame house, granary, stable, sheds, Ac.
Good stock range, convenient to water.
The place is for sale or exchange for
property (house and a few acres) near
Columbus. Inquire at the Journal
offiec, or address the uuderigned at
Patron P.O. 403
Formerly Pacific nousc.
This popular house has been newly
Refitted and Furnished.
HJ. HUDSON opened an Ice
. Croam parlor on 13 h street op
posite the pot-oflice. where he will
keep a stock of choice Cigars and Can
dies, Fruits and Oystors,in their season.
Ice will be supplied in "quantities for
parties and pie-nies. 42G-X.
Wholesale and Retail, , i
VTEBRASKA AVE., opposlfe 'City
JJN nail, Columbus. Nelir.- t35"Low
prices and fine goods. Prescriptions
and family recipes a specialty. 417
J. .A. BilOIR,
Dealer in i
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps
Nebraska A ve., opp. Clothcr House.
ISTCasb. Paia for Furs. 3SS
Oberne, McDaneld & Co.,
OMAHA, - - . - NEB.
WE take pleasure in calling the at
tention of the readers ol tho
Journal to this firm for turc pay and
quick returns. Those who arc thinking
of shipping their wool, would do well to
correspond with them, as you may ship
further and do no better, but a great
deal worse. En. Jocknal. 410-x
lr. E. I,. SIGGIXS,
bis. medical nfllce in the rooms
In the east cud of bank building, cor.
Nebraska Av. and 12th sts., offering his
services in all departments of medicine
and surgery, acute and chronic dis
eases. Will visit-any part of the city
or country in answer to all calls, day or
night. Medicines furnished witliout
extra charge. 379-ly
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Formerly a member of the English
bar; will give prompt attention to all
business entrusted to mm in tins ami
adioiuinir counties. Collections made.
Oilicc one door east of Schilz' shoe store,
corner of olive and 12th Streets. Spricht
Deutch. Parle Franeais. 418-tr
J. C. PARKER, Proprietor.
FIRST door north of Hammond House
and feed stable, just opposite the
post-ofiice. Good work and the best
material at low prices, Is the motto.
Satisfaction given or no sale. Repairing
done promptly. J5f Fine harness and
carriage trimming, a specialty. Call
and examine for yourselves. 403
3?. TV7. OTT,
All kinds of
Books, Stationery, Candy and Cigars.
The wind biew furiously, and the
rain fell in torrents, when a traveler
one July night was traversing a
thickly wooded portion of the coun
try in Missouri. Ho had ridden nil
day, and night overtook him aud
found him lost in what appeared an
impenetrable forest. The vines and
underbrush grew so thickly that he
was compelled to halt, and dis
mounting from his beast sheltered
himself as best he could from the
liis servant, a young man some
eighteen years old, accompanied
him, and was' very much terrified at
the situation in which he found him
self, never having been outside the
limits of the city until Mr. Randolph
had employed him to accompany
him on his journey. Journeys in
those days were generally made on
horseback or stage, for railroads had
not then intersected all parts of our
great country as at tho present day.
"John," said Mr. Randolph, "we
shall have to remain here until day
lightthere is no possibility of find
ing our way in this darknesp."
4'If we arc on the right road," re
plied John, "we must purelyj)e near
the cabin we were.told aboufat the
blacksmith's shop."
"I fear," returned Mr. Randolph,
"that we have lost the road entirely.
In fact, I am very positive of it. Ave
can do nothing, I think, but wait
until it shall become light enough
for us (oairain resume our journey."
"While Mr. Randolph was speak
ing, the wind lulled for n few mo
ments, and there came a cry that
caused John Glover to start with
terror. Mr. Randolph, who was
fli'"i ' ii ' i mS
ready-made and iletallic Coffins,
Walnut Picture Frames, blends Caue
Seat Chairs. .Keeps on hand Black Wal
nut Lumber.
77jiis:3 At. eppesite Cmt E:c:9, Collates, JIrt
OFFICE HOURS, 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to
4 p. m., and 7 to 9 p. m. Office on
Nebraska Avenue, three doors north of
E. J. Raker's grain office. Residence,
corner Wyomin; and Walnut streets,
north Columbus, Ncbr. -ilW-tf
DIctriclcs' 31ent market.
Washington Atc, nearly opposite Conrt House.
times, meat will be sold at this
market low. low down for cash.
Kest steak, per lb., 10c.
Rib roast, " 8c.
isou, . oc.
Two cents a pound more than the above
prices will be charged on time, and that
to good responsible parties only. -(57.
Columbus Meat Market!
KEEP ON HAND all kinds of fresh
meats, and fainoked pork and beef;
also fresh fish. Make f-ausagc a spec
ialty. JCafRemcmber the place, Elcv
cn'h St., one door west of D. Rvan's
hotel. 417-tf
Day Board per week,
Hoard and Lodging,
3. cts.
5 and $6.
Good Livery and Feed Stable in con
Genoa, Pawnee Reservation, Neb.
Term begins September 1S7S. Three
departments viz:
I. Common School.
2. Normal School.
3. Classical.
Thorouch instruction given in all
branches oy able and experienced teach
ers. Opportunities afforded teachers to
acquire cipenence in the school room.
Large building and first-class accommo
dation. For prospectus. &c. apply to
C. D. Rakestraw. A. M.,
432-3. Genoa, Nebraska.
$r?rris not easily earned in theso
times, but it can be made
I in three months by any one
of either sex. in any part of
the countrv who is willing to work
steadilr at the employment that we
furnish. f65 per week in your own
town. You need not be away from
home over night. You can cive your
whole time to the work, or only your
spare moments. We have agents who
arc making over $20 per day. AH who
engage at once can make money fast. At
the present time money cannot be made
to ensily and rapidly at any other busi
ness. It costs nothing to try the busi
ness. Termsand50utfitfrcc. Address
at once. II. H:.ltt A Co., Portland,
Main 375-y.
- . Book-keepers, Reporters,
r rf Operators, Teachers,
Great Mercantile Collece.Keolruk.Iowa
Blacksmith ad Wagon Maker.
All kinds of repairing done at short
notice. Wagons, Buggies, &c, &c;
made to order. All work warranted.
Shop on Olive Street, opposite Tatter
sal, Columbus, Nebraska. j2
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEUAN, Proprietor.
Wholesald and Retail Dealer in
Foreign Wines, Liquors
tSTKentucly Vhiskies a Specialty.
In their season,
Uth Street, South of Depot,
Grain, Produce, Etc.
JOIIN HURER. the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbus everyday excepting the
at G o'clock, sharp, passing through
Monroe, Genoa, Watorville. and to Al
biou The hack will call at cither of
the notels for passengers if orders arc
left at the post-ollice. Rates reason
able, ?2 to Albion. 222.1y
rpWO doors east of D. Ryan's notel
X on 11th street, keep a large stock of
Wines, Liquors, Cigars,
And everything
class bar.
usually kept at a llrst-411-x
cast of Tiffany & Routson's feed
stable. Convenient to all business
houses of the city. Good accommoda
tions, at fair, living prices.
410-tf Wit. SPEICE, Prop'r.
Justice of the Peace and
Notary Public.
Nebraska. N. R. They will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to them. 2t8.
il-ffrlt mil Eiier,
Goods delivered Tree of Charge,
anywhere in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sts.
North of Foundry 307
WILL repair watches and clocks In
the best manner, and cheaper than
it can be done in any other town. Work
left with Saml. Gass, Columbus, on 11th
street, one door cast or 1. ulucfe's store,
or with Mr. Weisenfluh at Jackson, will
be promptly attended to. 415.
Is prepared to do all classes of Laundry
work, neatly aud quickly, and asks a
share of rublic patronage. Orders may
bo left, for the present, at thc.rcsidcnce
of L. F Ellis. Terms reasonable. 405-x
TRACTOR. All work promptly
attended to and satisfaction guaranteed.
Refers to tho many for whom he has
done work, as to prices and quality.
. '264.
Dr. J. 8. JlcALLlSTEK,
tist. Office on 12th St., three doors
east of Schilz's boct and shoe store,
Columbus, Neb. Thotograph Pooms in
connection with Dental Office. 215.y
crouched beneath a tree, sinrlcd to
his feet nt'd laid his hand on .his
pistol. Again the cry broke forth,
and Mr. Randolph commanded John
to search in Iho saddle-bags for a
box of mafchep.
It's somo wild animal, I suppose."
said Glover, his teeth chattering
with fright.
"No," said "Mr. Randolph, whose
practiced ear knew the cry of beas'.s
too well to be deceived, " 'tis a hu
man voice, and the cry is one of
In a few moments Mr. Randolph
had lighted a pocket-lantern and
was peering about him with John
Glover cautiously standing in the
"Follow me, John," said Mr. Ran
dolph, and immediately he pushed
his way among the bushes, while he
listened for u repetition of the cry.
Once again it came, aud it seemed
60 near to him that he stained bock
and stood perplexed. Just then a
vivid flash of lightning lit up the
forest, and he saw something white
lying upon the ground, about a doz
en yards in advance.
Mr. Randolph darted forward and
seized the object, which proved to
be a female child of some eighteen
months old, who was badly bitten
in the shoulder by some wild ani
mal. He took the little creature in
his arms and carried her back to
where the horses were lied.
II Mr. Randolph could have seen
John Glover's face, he would have
noticed that it wore a perplexed
look, but it was dark and he could
not observe the expression of his
man's countenance.
""What are you going to do with
it, sir?" inquired John.
"This thought was crossing ray
mind at the moment," replied Mr.
Randolph, "I can scarcely imagine.
First, I must try and discover who
has lost a child" in this part of the
country, and by that means endeav
or to find out the parents of this
poor little creature."
"And suppo?c you can't find
them ?' suggested John.
"Then I suppose I shall have to
adopt her as my daughter," replied
Mr. Randolph.
"But you are not married, sir,"
said John Glover.
"And never am likely to be," re
sponded Mr. Randolph, upon whose
mind came the memory of one he
loved who had passed away from
earth, and left him a lonely man.
"We must not anticipate" he con
tinued. "To-morrow may bring the
parents of this poor child to light."
"When daylight camo Mr. Ran
dolph found that he had wandered
a good way off the road, and the sun
was well. up ere he gained the cabin
at the edge of the forest. It was in
habited by an old hunter bv the
nsme of Stubbs. He gave Mr. Ran
dolph a hearty welcome, and was
not long in preparing a hot break
fast. "Well, I never heard of such a
thing before," said Stubbs, looking
at the child with curiosity. "There's
no one living within twenty miles
of this place, nnd I can't imagine
how she came to be in the wood.
Old Bill Smoot's cabin is good
twenty miles from here, and Dan
Xeal is ten miles from him, and that's
all the people there are this side of
the State line. Neither Bill nor
Dan are married, aud it's passing
strange where that young one came
"I wish you would take a ride
through the forest," said Mr. Ran
dolph to Stubbs. "Take the whole
day to search for some person claim
ing the child. I will remain here
until you return," and he placed a
piece of gold in the hunter's palm.
The sun's rays were slanting low
among the trees in the west when
Bill Stubbs returned to his cabin.
"I'm afraid you'll have to father
that young one," he exclaimed, ad
dressing Mr. Randolph. "I've rid
den nearly i0 miles to-day, and can
hear nothing of anybody who has
lost a child. Perhaps she has been
lost purposely."
Mr. Randolph looked Ferioue.
Such an idea had not before occur
red to him, but from the moment ho
heard the words of the old hunter
he mentally vowed that he would
adopt the child if her parents were
not discovered.
Seyenteen years later, Madge
Randolph, as the foundling was de
nominated, had become the reigning
belle of the town of I .
Mr. Randolph hud occasion to
make a trip to the State of Durango
in Mexico, and for that purpose
joined a party of traders who were
starting from Independence. All
the men went well armed, and had
much experience in Indian fighting ;
so they felt pretty much at case oh
that score.
After two weeks' travel beyond
Smoky Hill Fork, they came upon a
camp of Sioux Indians who had a
white woman in bondage. Several
of .the traders offered to purchase
her freedom, but she was the wife
of a chief who refused to hear any
propositions, involving her leaving
him. The poor creature seemed
particularly desirous of entering
into conversation with her country
men, but tho Indians rudely thrust
her back when she implored to be
taken back to civilized life.
That afternoon the Indians broke
up their camp and went away west
ward. Tho traders had doubled
their oilers to the Indians, but they
would not release their captive. The
same night, when the traders were
in camp, they were suddenly arous
ed by the sound of approaching
horse-hoofs coming at a rapid gal
lop. A few moments later and tho
woman whose freedom thev had
been trying to obtain, sprang from
a pony, exclaiming
"For Henven'd 6ake, my country
men, do not giye me up. I have
escaped but they will soon be after
The traders instantly held a coun
cil. Tlie savages outnumbered them
twenty to one; theie was no hope
of making a successful resistance.
"Some one must fly with the
woman back to Independence and
there's not an instant to be lost,"
cried several voices. "Who'll do
it ?" inquired the leader.
No one spoke; the men all had
goods upon the train and could not
aesort them.
"I have no properly to risk," said
Mr. Randolph, after a few minutes'
reflection ; "my business is urgent,
'tis true, but I'll take her back or
perish in the attempt."
A tew minutes later and Randolph
aud tho woman were flying as fast
as horses could carry them back to
Just before the break of dav the
Indians appeared at the traders'
camp and demanded the woman.
They were assured she was not
present, neither did they know
where she was. It was not until
the savages made a strict search of
thejrcAgons that they were convinc
ed they were on tho wrong trail;
but their disappointment was so
great that they made an attack upon
the traders. A smart fight revealed
to them that they- would have to
obtain reinforcements if they desir
ed to- capture the train, so they
withdrew and left tho traders in
After two days' hard riding, Mr.
Randolph and the woman reached a
post of dragoon soldiers, and were
given an escort, who saw them safe
ly to Leavenworth. The following
is the story the poor woman told
Mr. Kundolph :
"I was born of respectable parents
my father being a farmer in West
ern Missouri. I was married at an
early age, and after the birth of a
daughter, my husband started to go
to Independence for the purpose of
entering into business, taking the
child and myself with him. After
traveling some dajs we entered a
great forest, and before we were
aware of it, we found ourselves sur
rounded by a dozen of Indians, who
had crossed the line on a stealing
expedition. They shot my husband
before my eyes, and were going to
kill my babe, when I begged for its
life. One of the savaires. who seem
ed to have some authority, prevent
ed my child from being murdered,
but refused to let me have it, and It
was left upon the ground to die,
while they hurried away, bearing
me off a captive. The sufferings I
have endured I would not relate if
I could. I was olten tempted to
destroy myself,' but the thought of
regaining my freedom, and hope
that my child might have been
providentially found, stayed my
hand when I would have taken my
own life."
Such, in brief, was the history
given by the poor woman, whose
name was Baker.
Mr. Randolph listened with breath
less interest to her narrative, and
when she had concluded he asked
her if she remembered on what day
of the month and year her misfor
tune occurred. Her reply was
prompt. She named the year, and
stated that it was upon tho lGth of
July, the day being Sunday.
"I shall never forget it while I
live," she continued. "Life has only
been a burden to me since."
Mr. Randolph was satisfied that
the mother of his adopted daughter
was before him.
With some little circumlocation
he gave an account of his adventure
in the forest, and stated the manner
in which the infant he found was
dressed. When the poor woman
heard this she threw herself at Mr.
Randolph's feet and wept tears of
gratitude and joy, while she kissed
his hands.
Madge Randolph married well,
and continued through life to honor
and love her adopted father, while
she became a comfort and solace to
her unfortunate mother.
Republican ."omlnccK.
Among the young men of Ne
braska few have risen to prominence
and high position more rapidly than
Edward K. Valentine, who is to
represent this State in tho Forty
Sixth Congress. Judge Valentine,
who is now only thirty-six years
old, came to Nebraska from Iowa at
the close of the war. Ho had en
tered the army a mere boy as a
private and was mustered out as
regimental adjutant. A printer by
trade he obtained employment at
the case in the Omaha liepuhlican
office, then owned by Major Bal
combo. In 1SG8 he received the
appointment as Receiver of the
West Point land office, at tho in
stance of General ( then Senator)
Senator Thayer's defeat was fol
lowed by his decapitation at the
hands of Hitchcock. He was su
perceded by the late Frank Welch,
and it is rather a remarkable fact of
political evolution that Judge Val
entine is to fill the scat of Welch in
Congress. Upon his retiring from
the land office, Judge Valentine en
tered upou the practice of law at
West Point, in which vocation he
soon became successful. In lS7o
Judge Valentine was nominated for
the Judgeship of the Sixth judicial
district, but the canvassers gave the
certificate of election to ihe Demo
cratic candidate Judge Griffey who
exercised the functions of district
judge until the Supreme Court,
some fourteen months later, revers
ed the decision of the canvassers,
and declared Mr. Valentine elected
as judge, which position he now
holds. Judge Valentine has, for
many years, been very prominent
in the Masonic order, and in June
last he was elected to the most hon
orable position within its gift as
Grand Master. In the exercise of
judicial functions he developed
greater ability for the duties of that
position than many poople who had
underestimated his capacity had ex
pected or predicted. And we have
reason to believe that while Mr.
Valentine makes no pretensions to
eloquence or statesmanship, he may
agreeably disappoint many people
as an efficient Congressman.
er of the House, and we extend to
you our united wish for your pros
perity in all pursuits.
Very trul j- yours,
J. S. Gihson,
and tho nineteen other Democratic
members of tho House.
This is the only instance on rec
ord where the Democratic members
of any Nebraska legislature have
volunteered such a tribute to a Re
publican sneaker. In the Senatorial
contest Mr. Nance exhibited rare
tact in casting his vote from first to
last for Governor Saunders.
A man who displays such sound
judgment in political matters and
exhibits such superior executive
ability in presiding over a legisla
tive body is eminently qualified to
pilot the ship of State through the
most perilous channels, and we pre
dict that Mr. Nance will make the
best governor Nebraska ever had.
OmnJia Bee.
Sound VIens from tlie Antl-IIcll Cliamplon-
lllraroIouH Jinnrj 1'iiulblf -of
Initatioa A'ccdrd.
About four mouths ago General,
now Judge Amasa Cobb, was ap
pointed by Governor Garber to the
vacancy on the State Supreme
bench, caused by the death of the
late Chief Justice Gantt. The Re
publican State convention paid a
high compliment to Judge Cobb in
endorsing Governor Garber's choice
by acclamation. An extended sketch
of the public career of Judge Cobb
was published in theltee at the time
of his appointment, hence we deem
repetition unnecessary.
Suffice it to say that Judge Cobb
has had a brilliant public career in
the field and in the national legisla
ture. He was a gallant officer in
the Union army, and an efficient,
incorruptible law-maker in Con
gress, whore he represented one of
the most populous districts of Wis
consin during three terms.
Since his advent in Nebraska
some eight ) fears ago, he has estab
lished a reputation as a highly cul
tivated gentleman, and liberal, en
terprising citizen. In 18b the
(Washington post Interview.
"In regard to the greenback par
ty," naid Col. Iiigersoll. "I'm not a
believer in miracles. I do not be
lieve something cau be made out of
nothing. The government, in my
judgment, cannot create money ; the
government can give its note, like
an individual, aud the propect of
its being paid determines its value.
We have already substantially re
sumed. Every "piece of property
that lias been shrinking is simply
resuming. We expended during
the war not for the useful, but for
useless; not to build up, out to deploy-
at least .$1,000,000,000. The
government was au enormous pur
chaser; when the war ceased the
industries of the country lost their
greatest customer. As a conse
quence there was a surplus of labor.
At last ue have gotten back, ami
the country since the war has pro
duced over and above the cost of
production something near the
amount that was lost durinir (he
war. Our exports arc about if 200,-1
wv,uuu more man our imporis, aim
this is a healthy sign. There are,
however, five hundred thousand or
six hundred thousand men, proba
bly, out of employment ; as pros
perity increases this number will
decrease. L am in favor of the
government doing something to
ameliorate the condition of these
men. I would like to see con
structed the Northern and Southern
Pacific railroads ; this would give
employment at once to many thous
and?, and homes, after awhile, to
millions. All the signs of the times
to me are good. The wretched
bankrupt law, at last, is wiped from
the statute-book, and honest peo
ple in a short time can get plenty
of credit. This law should have
hern repealed years before it was.
It would have been far better had
all who have gone into baukruptcy
during these frightful years done
so at once."
Speaking of the probable political
effect of the greenback movement,
Col. Iiigersoll said: "I do not be
lieve any party can pcrnjanenilv
succeed in the United States that
does uot believe in and advocate
actual money. I want to see the
gieenback equal with irold the
world round. A nuniev below nar
seems to me that the republican
party will bo as strong in the north
as in its palmiest days. Of coprse,
I regard most of the old issues as
settled, and I mako this statement
simply becauso I regard tho finan
cial issue as the only living one.
"Didn't resumption get a set back
by John Sherman's recent chance
of base?"
Col. Iiigersoll Yes it did. I'm
sorry that Mr. Sherman rescinded
tho order with regard to silver.
Had that order remained in force a
few days moro greenbacks would
have been at par. This is my judg
ment, and I hope tho silver order
will be re-issued.
Col. Iiigersoll, unlike some of the
men who are regarded as republican
leaders, and who arc encouraging
the greenback heresv in Peuusvlva-
nia and other states, sees no differ
ence between the most pronounced
inflationists and the greeubackcrs.
He regards the greeubackcrs as the
party of inflation of protnises. "I
am in favor," said the distinguished
orator, "of inflation produced by
industry. I am in favor of the
country being inflated with corn,
with wheat, good houses, books,
pictures, and plenty of labor for
everybody. I'm in favor of being
inflated with gold and silver, but I
do not believe in the inflation of
promise, expectation, and specula
tion. 1 sympathize with every man
who is willing to work and can't
get it, and I sympathize to that de
gree that I would like to sic the
tortunatc and prosperous taxed to
support his unfortunate brother un
til labor could be found. The green
back party s cms to think credit ?3
ju.-t as good as gold. While the
credit lasts this is so; but the
trouble is, whenever l is ascer
tained that Ihe gold isgone or can
not be produced the credit take3
wing. The bill of a perfectly sol
vent bank may circulate for years.
Now because nobody demands the
gold on that bill it does not follow
that the bill would be just as good
witliout any gold behind it. Tho
idea that you can have the gold
wiieiicyer you present the bill gives
u us raiuu. j.o niiMiraie: A poor
man buys soup tickets. He's not
hungry at tho time of the purchase,
and won't be for some hours. Dur
ing these hour tho greenback gen
tlemen argue there is no use of
keeping any soup on hand with
which to redeem these tickets, and
from this they further argue that if
they cau be good for a few hours
without soup, why not forever?
And they would be, only the holder
gets hungry. Until he is hungry,
of course, he doesn't care whether
any soup is on hand or not, but
when he present his ticket ho
wants his soup, and the idea that he
can have Ihe soup when he does
present Ihe ticket, gives it its value.
And so I regard bank notes,without
gold and silver, as of the same valuo
as tickets without soup."
A Talk Willi n Cirecnlmckcr.
Republicans of this State selected
h;m as one of the Presidential elec-! keeps the people below par. No
man can posibiy be nroud of a
tors. Since his elevation to tlie
supreme bnch he enjoj1? the popu
lar esteem and confidence as a con
scientious, unprejudiced and upright
The next Governor of Nebraska
is by all odds the luckiest and most
successful politician in this State if
not in the entire Northwest. He
will enter the gubernatorial chair at
the age of thirty-one, the youngest
Governor in the Union, and with
the exception of General Banks,
who was elected Governor of Mass
achusetts at the age of 27, and Gov
ernor Sprague, who was Governor
of Rhode Island at the age of 30, he
j .i. i
coirnry mat is not willing to pay
its debts. Several oi the states this
fall may bo carried by the green
back party, but, if I have a correct
understanding of their views, that
party cannot hold any state for any
great length of time. But all the
men of wealth should remember
that everybody in the community
has got, in some way, to be support
ed. I want to see them so they can
support themselves by their" own
labor. In my judgment real pros
perity will begin with actual re
sumption, because confidence will
then return. If the workingmen of
the United States cannot make their
living, cannot have tho opportunil
"Ten dollars' fine for driving over
this bridge faster than a walk."
"What does that mean?" asked a
little Indianapolis boy, who was rid
ing with his father. Father ex
plains : "If we whip up and go fast
the policeman will stop us and take
us to the Mayor; and he will not let
us go till we pay $10." Silence in
the carriage. Meditating boy speaks :
"Papal if it warn't for tho police
mans and for God what lots of fun
we could have, couldn't we ?"
will be the only man that has evor I to labor, they have got to be sup
become chief executive of a State at ported in some way and in anv
event. 1 want to see a liberal poli
cy inaugurated by the government.
I believe in improving rivers and
harbors. I do not believe the trans
continental commerce of this coun
try should depend on one railroad.
I want new territories opened. I
want to see American steamships
running to all the great ports of the
world. I want to see our flair flvinir
on all the seas and in all the "har
bors. We've got the best country,
and, in my judgment, the best peo
ple in the world, and fce ought to
be the most prosperous nation on
"Then you only consider the
greenback movement a temporary
Col. Iiigersoll Yes ; I do not be
lieve there is anything permanent
in anything that is not sound, that
has not a perfectly 60und founda
tion, and 1 mean sound, sound in
every sense of that word. It must
be wise and honest. We have plen
ty of money ; the trouble is to get it.
If these greeubackcrs will pass a
law furnishing all of us with collat
erals there certainly would be no
trouble about getting the money.
Nothing cau demonstrate more fully
the plentifulnes3 of money than the
fact that millions of 4 per cent,
bonds have been taken in the Unit
ed States. The trouble is business
is scarce.
"But don't yon think the green
back movement w?H help the de
mocracy to success in 1880?"
Col. Iugersoll I think the green
back movement will injure the
republican party much more than
the democratic party. Whether
that injury will reach as far as 18S0
depends simply upon one thing. If
resumption in spite of all the res
olutions to the contrary inaugu
rates an era of prosperity, as I
believe and hope it will, then it
such an age. Mr. Nance is a native
of Illinois; a lawyer by profession.
Coming to Nebraska "in 1S71, he
settled in Polk county, where he
soon achieved prominence as a man
of more than ordinary ability.
Elected to the Lower House of'the
Legislature of 187l-'o, he struck a
lead by casting his vote for Senator
Paddock. During that session he
was made chaTrman of the commit
tee on legislative apportionment,
and in that capacity he made a most
energetic aud successful effort for
increased representation for the
western counties.
In 187G he was elected as one of
the six delegates that represented
Nebraska in the National Republi
can convention, and the delegation
elected him as their chairman. In
the same year he was re-elected to
the lower house, and when the leg
islature organized in January, 1S77,
he was elected speaker of the House.
The most striking testimonial to
the ability and impartiality which
Mr. Nance displayed in discharging
the functions of Speaker, may be
found on page 725 of the House
Journal of 1877. It reads as follows:
"Mr. Gibson (of' Douglas) offered
the following resolutions:
"To Honorable Albinus Nance:
"Honorable Sii: : The undersign
ed members of the House rccocniz-
.ir.g the fact that men exalted to
positions of trust and political pref
erment and honor are prone to
allow their sympathies and affilia
tions to influence their actions, and
recognizing the fact that when we
are favored by the services of a
political opponent whose high sense
of honor and duty place him above
such discriminations, it is our duty
to express our appreciation of the
very fair, impartial, unprejudiced
and honorable manner in which you
have discharged tho duties of Speak-
A very intelligent and higly es
teemed citizeu, who has alwaysbeen
a republican, and worth at lea.-,t
.?5,00b, called on me last week, nnd
he seemed inclined to advocate the
greenback doctrine.
I asked him to state to me fully
and frankly his complaints, aud the
reasons for joining hands with those
whom he, as a republican, had op
posed these twenty years and if
they were good and sufllcieiif, I
would join the greenback party.
He said he would and began :
1. "The great burden of the na
tional debt upon the people; it is
crushing their very life out."
In reply to this complaint I said:
"How much money has gone from
your pocket during the last twelve
months into the national treasury
more than you paid twelve months
before the war?"
He hesitated, and then replied
that he had never figured it closely.
"Well," said I, "let us figure it.
You use salt, sugar and molasses, of
" Yes," he replied, '' and coffee
and tea, but there wa3 always an
import duty on those articles ever
since we were a government, and it
is no higher now, in fact not so high,
as before the war, because tea and
coffee have been admitted free of
duty since the war. I don't com
plain of that."
" Well," said I, " the only other
articles upon which government has
fixed a tax are whisky, tobacco, bank
checks, patent and perfumed medi
cines, and matches. Do you use any
of these?"
" No," he replied, " only matches ;
from twenty-five to fifty bnnches a
year, and the duty is only one cent
a bunch."
"Then," I replied, you pay direct
ly and indirect!, not exceeding 50
cents a year to the national govern
ment. Do you think that a sufficient
cause of complaint for us to abandon
our principles for which we have
contended these twenty years?"
" No," he said, " but you are sure
that is all I pav to the government,
50 cents?"
"Do you," I replied, "know of
another penny which you contrib
ute to the national treasury that
you did not before the war?"
He frankly 6aid that he did not.
" But," said he, " what is all this hue
and cry made by these greenback
speakers about the burdens of taxa
tion? It must be all buncombe."
"Y'es," I is the cry of
the demagogue. You will find that
the uniform policy of the republican
party has bceu to tux the luxuries
and not the necessities of life, there
by reaching the rich and not the
poor. A careful examination of the
internal revenue laws passed since
the beginning of the war will prove
"Our debts contracted to save the
nation, must be paid, and the policy
of the republican party has been to
tax those most who had the most at
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