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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23. 1878.
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Warm weather last week.
F. M. Sackett of Albion is in
Ed. Fitzpatrick is agent for the
All quiet inthe police court
the past week.
Some splendid weather during
the last few dayg.
The Plunketts were playing in
Lincoln last week.
Dealer are beginning to offer
winter apples for sale.
Preaching at Grace Church next
Sunday at 11 "o'clock a. at.
"AlcAulcy" will probably leave
this country in n few days.
How easy it is to light a man of
maw I F. Peculiar Burgess.
It is ever un-Wisc to try to put
a man down by "lying" on him.
"When you Mc (the most of) aulcy
had to Miy.'what does it amount to?
Elvira G. Plait orders the ad
dress of her Journal to Oakland
II. J. Hudson and C. A. Spcice
returned from Lincoln Saturday
Praypr meeting at the M. E.
. Church this city, every Thursday
Mr. Ed. Policy and Jos. "Woods
of Scwatd passed the Sabbath in
Every species of hardware at
WigeiusV, prices away down, to suit
L. Kramer it down from Silver
Creek, and report6 much loss by
Tciisol thousands of dollars will
not cover the recent losses by prairie
tiro In this vicinity.
I). A. Lord is about to establish
a sheep ranchc for the winter about
three mile:! north of city.
Mr. M. Vogel has contracted
with J. O. Shannon for the erection
of a stable and ire-house 14x34.
Prairie fire ran through A. N.
Bri-igs's ten-years-old grove of trees
in Butler Co., destroying them.
There can be no proper and
Wlcrtivc regulation of the currency,
except through coin redemption.
Prof. Kuowlcs delivered lec
tures on temperance Thursday and
Friday nights at the Congregational
S. P. Bollman, Eq , Trcasurcrof
Boone Co., was in the city yesterday
on his way to Lincoln on official
Dr. Chrisiison's window is or
namented by a viry ingcniously
mide transparent sign, the work of
litf own linud-J.
See what n number of the polit
ical opponents of J no. Wise, say of
McAuloyV card in theln-t lira. L'cs
always come home to rood.
Hon. Lornti Clark and wife of
Albion, have been visiting for a
short time. Mrs. G. W. Steven of
thi city, sif-tor of Mr. Clark.
An exchange says that its co
temporary heads its local depart
ment "Nits" to show that the locals
arc from the editor's own head.
A new restaurant will soon be
opened by Collins & Martin on 13th
street in their new building which
i being fitted up for that purpose.
Miss Freddie Iinghoff. of Oma
ha, who has been visiting friends in
Columbus for scvnal weeks past,
returned to her home on Monday.
A. L. Brninard, Esq., the new
editor and proprietor of the Boone
Co. Argiis. called at Journal head
quarters yesterday. Success to him.
Humor has it that an old man
by the name of Aikins, near Silver
Creek, was so badlv burcd in a
recent prairie fire, that he will sure
The card signed by C. A. New
man, L. Staab, Henry Wilkc, Patrick
Brcnnan and others is a clear oHVet
to the lying card of one McAuley in
the last Era.
Father Cassidy, of New York,
has located in this city, and will in
iho future assist Father Ryan in his
ministerial labors within the limits
of his charge.
Dr. Slaughter, elder on the
Omaha District, conducted the ser
vices at the M. E. Church this city,
last Sabbath and delivered an ex
A younir son made his appear
ance at Wilf T. Rickly's Oct. loth. 9
p. m., the third child and second
boy. All parties doing woll, in
cluding the father.
Mr. R. A. Nunnclly and wife
retarnod from the 60uth on Wednes
day of last week, and immediately
went np the valley to their friends
in Boouc county.
Rev. J. A. Hood was in tho city
Thursday of last week. He was re
turning "from Synod held at Hast
ingsthis state, over which body he
presided as moderator.
Wild geese are making their
sppirauce much later than they did
last fall, but now are quite plenty,
and goose shooting is just now the
sensation among sportsmen.
A prairie fire on the ICth inst.,
betweeu this cityand Schuyler de
stroyed a farm house, barn, crops
and stock, and the occupant, named
Pollack, was burned to death.
The demand for houses to rent
far exceeds the supply in Columbus.
A good investment would be the
erection of comfortable tenement
houses in any part of the city.
C. L. Wundt and wife of Bur
lington, la., and M. E. Stevens and
wife, of Boone count, this State,
have for several davs been with
their relative, S. O. Raymond.
F. Gerder & Co., successors to
M. Weaver, will remove to V.
Rummer's new brick buildiug on
11th street, in a few days. Give
them a call, if you need furuiture.
Rev. S. P. Bollman of Albion
tells us that the Argus ha9 changed
hands having been purchased by
Mr. Braiuard, Washington Co., this
A fire across the Loup south of
the city on Thursday of last week
did considerable damage to young
timber and burned about fifty cords
of drv wood belonging to 31r. John
John McGlinchy, the operator
on the Western Union line, is about
to remove the residence part of his
building' on Nebraska Avenue, to
the rear, and erect nn addition to
At the fire at R. W. Young's
the other day, two lads, one a
son of R. W's, the other, Hughey
Compton of this place, came very
nearly losing their lives while fight
ing the fire.
We are glad to note the return
of Mrs. Page, and hope that she will
find substantial encouragement
enough among lovers of mu-dc, to
induce her to make Columbus her
Now make arrangements for the
passage of the long winter nights
organize literary societies, debating
and dramatic rluhs, etc., and other
wise prepare for rational and profit
No service at the Congregation
al cburcli next Sabbath. Rev. Sher
man is'away attending the General
Association, now in session at Fre
mont. Sabbath school will be held
at the tisuai hour.
An alarm of fire issued from the
Lindell House Monday evening and
the Engine Company were prompt
ly on hand. No damage done. The
alarm was occasioned by the ex
plosion ol an oil lamp.
If there ever was any doubt of
Lovcland's election, it has been dis
pelled by the nomination of Mr.
Spcerry, and we fail to see wherein
that nomination strengthens the
prospect ol Mr. Crites.
Mr. J. C. Austin, who has re
sided among us tor some time, and
who gained geneiul respect in this
community, lelt here uii the 20th
inst. fur Mexico. He proposed to
make the trip on horseback.
A farmer of Sherman precinct
has sent us a statement of t lie co.-t
of raising ten acres ot wheat, but
fails to give the number ol bushels
raised. We should be pleased to
have him complete his statement.
A raffle for a very handsome
silver mounted revolver tor the ben
efit of the widow of General John
O'Neil will take place Thanksgiving
day in Omaha. Tickets 50 cts. each,
for sale at tha store of T. C. Ryan.
D. H. Wheeler was elected
Grand Master, l A. Spcice Deputy
Grand Master I. O. C). F. of the
State, at the annual session last
week. II. J. Hudson was elected
Most Worthy Grand Patriurch ot
the Grand Encampment.
Two voung lads were charjred,
Monday morning, with the then of
thirtv-tivo dollais. W forbear
publishing their names in the hope
that, being the fir.-t transgression,
they may themselves sec the error
of their wae, and do better.
Prof. Auahev predicts that the
grashoppers have run out and (hut
no further trouble need be appre
hended trom them, as recent ob
servation and investigation show
that all efforts to deposit their eggs
this season have proven futile.
ft The cause of the fins at the
Linden floue last .Monday nijrht
was from tho use of poor oil.
Head Light Oil, 175 lire-test, will
not explode, and is recommended
by all insurance companies. The
piacc to get it is at JJa-inusscn &
John Thurston and J. C. Cowin
of Omaha, who have been for some
time advertised to speak with M. L.
Hayward, at different points aloni:
the U. P. road, failed to put in an
appearance anywhere, to the disap
pointment of a considerable number
ol prople, who. heretofore have had
a favorable opinion of them.
Robert Wilken, of San Buena
Ventura, Caiiloruia, an old acquaint
ance and friend who has been in the
bee business for sonic lime at his
distant western home, has shipped
a large quantity of honev to Liver
pool, England, where he purposes
going in person to dispose ol it.
Jno. Huber, the auctioneer, tells
tis that the stock sale at Franz Iletur
gler's, Tuesday of last week, was a
decided success, and as good a one
as was ever held in Platte county :
cows brought from twenty to thirty
two dollars; two-years-old steers,
averaged $26.75 ; heifers $1S to $25.
We learn that a herder and his
horse were burned upon the prairie
in one of the recent fires, and that
his wile was so badly injured by the
fire thai she will certainly die. " We
have not been able to ascertain
names nor locality, except that it
occurred somewhere on Shell creek.
A. Mycr, ofElkhorn, shipped
from this point last Saturday four
car-loads of fat hogs, about one half
of which were purchased in Madi
son county, and the balance from the
yards of E. J. Baker of this city.
Mr. B. informs us that four of the
lot which he sold, weighed 1700
Just as it ever was, and proba
bly ever will be, the provident
citizen is wondering what kind ol
weather wc shall have this winter,
and looking out tor fuel. Weather
prophets arc not so numerous ns
formerly, and you will scarcely
find a man who dares presume to
prognosticate for the coming winter
The race between Lorenzo
Clark's gray and the Tckamah horse
came off on Saturday us announced
though nut as originally made, the
backer of the gray, Fred. Robar,
losing the forfeit. A race was fi
nally made for six hundred yard
with ten leet advantage at the out
come for the gray, and was won by
him by about tweuty feet.
Fatal accidents to human life
are among the appalling calamities
that result from prairie fiies this
tall. Louis Middleton.aman livlnir
on the Looking Glass, in Lookinjr
Ulass precinct, was burned to death
on Thursday last, while assisting in
an attempt to save the property of
his neighbor, Geo. Nickner, whose
personal property, with the excep
tion of his house and lurniture, was
Mr. J. F. L. D. Ilertzman, cor
respondent and solicitor of the
Omaha Daily Evening 2feios, was in
our city last week establishing a
daily delivery by carrier. The
price is only 20 cents a weekj- and"
the paper delivered to any business
house or residence by 7 o'clock in
the morning, any person wishing
the paper will do well to leave his
name at F. W. Ott's book store.
The Republican party.as a party,
and its individual members, as citi
zens and business men, nre in favor
of regulating railroad tariffs by law,
and of acting justly by all public in
terests, notwithstanding the wild
assertions and vagaries of a few
soreheads in the State, who didn't
succeed, undercover of a "howl," in
capturing conventions for their sel
One hundred and twenty-five
head of steers, the property of Q
Brnton, of Fremont, purchased of
Baroldwin fc Reynolds, were quar
tered in R. H. Henry's yard throusrh
the night of Friday last. They were
beinsr driven to Fremont, where
they will be fatted by Mr. B. for the
eastern market. They were a fine
lot of steers, averaging, we wore
informed, 1200 pounds a head, and
were purchased at 1 cents a
Dr. B. O. Reynolds of Geneva
Xiuke, Wise, an old friend of S. O.
Raymond, arived here Friday even
ing. In a conversation with him on
Saturday he told u that he didn't
know of nn other man, for whom
he would leave his work and
go six hundred miles to see. He
says that wc, Mr. Raymond's new
acquaintances, can not know him as
he does, nor appreciate his kindness,
his generosity and large liberality,
as shown among his old acquaint
ances in former years.
Now has come the time for bets
on the result of the election A few
days ago one of our citizens made a
bet of ten dollars that one of the
candidates for senatorial honors
would be elected. The money was
put up when the partv proposing
the wager started oil', snapping his
whip to tell his friends how badly
he had scooped a democrat, and iii
making up his slate of votes bv
counties he stated that Platte would
give 100 majority against his man,
Colfax county would he even and
Butler county would give 200 ma
jority for his man. His friend re
marked that the county of Butler
was not in the district, when the
whip went under his arm, and off
he put to find his man to withdraw
his bet. Said democrat could not
see it, when tho man of the whip
said. "Well, Jim, if you are that
kind of a man, go and
The Democracy held their Sen
atorial and Float conventions last
Saturday, nominating as their can
didate for Senator. II. C. Wripht of
Colfax county, a business partner of
Hon. Frank Folda, and said to he a
verv etimable young man. Ilcurv
T. Sp(erry was nominated for rep
resentative for the 51st district, com
prising Platte, Butler and Colfax
counties. He is the present repre
sentative of this county, elected last
vear to fill the vacancy caused by
j tho resignation of Guy C. Barnum.
ir. Tt is hnrdlv a supposablc ease
that Mr. Spcerry expects to he elect
ed in the Float district. He under
stands the situation fully, and we
believe is not to be hoodwinked by
anybody, so far as being nominated
for conciliation and mere harmony
A complaint comes to us from
a heavy tax-payer for the support
of schools in Richland precinct
Colfax Co , that the school-house,
built for educational purposes with
the people s money, has been let by
the directors to parties from another
district to hold a dance, a proceed
ing to which many arc opposed and
whose opinions and wishes demand
equal consideration with others
who may not object, being alike
properly owners and tax payers.
More or less trouble is quite liable
to arise, and has arisen to our know
ledge, by n similar action, resulting
from a diversity of opinion upon
the propriety of such an act, and it
appears to us that the better policy
would be to keep a school-house
exclusively lor the purpose for which
it was constructed -that of intellec
tual improvement and enlighten
ment, or at least not allow it to be
used for an object that is radically
antagonistic to the main object, and
in such a light do many view
jlQ?b.JM L. Havward of Ne
braska City addressed a meeting at
the Opera House last Thursday
evening. He is a man of command
ing presence, and at once wins the
confidence and '.dmiration of even
his political opponents by the evi
dent sincerity o! his opinions and
his candor. His remarks were
mainly directed to the financial
issues, combating the theories ot
the Nationals on fiat money. He
showed how the currency of a
country may be kept at par with
gold, the standard of the commer
cial world; how government notes,
or promises to pay are valued, ac
cording to the faith of the commer
mercial world in the ability and the
willingness of the government to
fully redeem her premises to her
creditors. The question of finance
was very clearly and fully, yet
closeiv discussed by him to the
hearty satisfaction of all Republi
cans and hard-money Democrats,
present. He entreated the Democ
racy to consider the situation, that
the head of their parly was in the
South, and it was evident that what
they wanted was political power
the Democratic party north had
nothing specially to hope for from
the southerners, and they should
now join Republicans as they had
formerly done, when the life of the
government was threatened by arm
ed rebels. Mr. Hayward's speech
was an admirable one, in argument
and seniitucui, pith and point, and
Columbus will give him a large
audience whenever he shall appear
herealter. He was followed in a
tew well-timed remarks by Hon.
Cyrus Allen of Builer county and
D. B. Slaughter of the Lincoln
Journal, the former insisting that
the Republican party has always
sought for and found the first prin
ciples of political action and adhered
to them through all doubt and con
flict; "Gad" gave a running review
of the ticket put in nomination at
Lincoln, speaking fit words of com
mendation of all the candidates.
V PRAIRIE FIRES.
i ; I
Terrible! Detraction of Proptrty in Erery
The terrible scourge that every
Fall, as regulalyr as the seasons roll
round, visits almost every section of
our county, with more or less de
struction of property, is this season
causing more damage than usual,
and reports that come in from sec
tions where the fires have left their
black and dismal mark are fairly ap
palling. Not only is personal prop
erty of every description destroyed,
but in some instances fatal accidents
to human life are recorded .among
the calamities. With the heavy
winds that have prevailed for some
time past, and owing fo the more
than ordinary growth of vegetation,
caused by the copious rains of the
Spring and Summer, followed by
frost and drouth, rendering it al
most as dry and inflammable as tin
der, every precaution that could be
taken for protection has, in many
instances, proven unavailing to
save property 'trom destruction
by the flames when under
headway and driven before the
wind. But, undoubtedly, much
property destroyed might have been
saved hy providing proper fire
guards and attention to back firing
at the right time. In the long list
of casualties which we publish wo
are very glad to note no more loss
of life than is contained therein.
Those who have saved themselves
and their little ones from a horrid
death by fire or suffocation may
well feel thankful, even though they
have lost the main accumulation of
years of toil and privation. It is
enough to make the stoutest heart
sick and faint; and stagger the
strongest will, to see your home, the
dwelling of your wife and little
ones, dependent chiefly upon your
exertions, desolated, destroyed ;
the garnered wealth of the year dis
appearing in flames, the winter
comforts of the dumb brutes under
your providence, swept at a breath,
only to be replaced by days, and
weeks, perhaps months and years of
weary toil ; but, thankful to God for
spared life and health, 'with your
failhlul wife, the tender mother of
your little ones to cheer you, despair
will he turned to hope, and loss
.be but better gain. Below wc give
a report of losses as they have come
to us, not claiming for them a com
plete nor accurate record, not even
from the districts head from.
Franz Hungrier lost by the tire Sunday
seven to eight hundred dollar worth of
young timber, and eaine very nearly
losing his house, s.ahle, Ac In the
same neighborhood Mr. Schuiitz's corn
lirld wa burned.
Jno. Ilauey, a few miles east of Co
lumbus, lot a large rick of hay hy tire.
Shattswcli lo-t grain and bay,
James Compton, jr., lost, Sunday ewn-
ing, his dwelling hoii-e and content",
grnnry, ttalric, windmill, ti, Iicnides
hi" staul's ot grain; we learn that his
tuu.e was in mi red. His neighbor, Pat
rick Griffin, lol his granary, cattle
shed., &e.,savinghi- cattle, hog, horses,
dwelling house, wagon, plow, &c. The
tire which did this work started from
the railroad track near Martin Regan's,
Saturday evening and reached Shell
Creek about midnight, the wind being
southwest. Reaching the creek, it trav
eled west slowly, and in tlm evening,
the wind changing to nearly north, thc
fire swept southward on the west hor
der of its former line, stopping very
nearly where it started from.
From Win. M. Stevens, Jiving across
the county line in Colfax county, we
learn of the following losses in his Im
Capt. Brown lost all his small grain;
Henry Gluek, stables, hay and grain
raved house and furniture; Gu-.. Gluek,
grain, liny, and considerable wood; Mike
Burk, all his grain, hay, cattle sheds and
corral; Larry Burn", all his pergonal
property except hoii"e and granary;
.Mr. Barnes lost everything except
bouse and furniture also a threshing
machine belonging to the Jenny Broth
ers, that had " set down " there for
work, was destroyed.
Mr. II. T. Spcerry, of Stearns Prairie,
reports a verv serious and destructive
prairie lire at their place last Sunday,
destroying for Mr. It. W. Young all his
hay and grain, three horses and all his
buildings. T. J. Ellis lost by the same
tire all his grain, hay and stable and
Mr. Hellbush twelve stacks of grain and
his grove of timber.
LOOKING GLASS VALLEY.
J. W. Dickinson gives us the follow-
ing statement of destruction by arc
Tuesday last in the Looking Glass val
ley: Mr. Peterson, all his grain, granary,
stable and hay; Louis Cedar, his team,
harness and stable; Andrew Larson suf
fered severely by the fire in grain hay
and stable; S. Xelson lost all his hay;
Win. Irwin eight stacks of small grain;
Peter Valine eight stacks of wheat on
his timber claim: J."V Diekinson four
stacks of wheat; Mr. Burlin, some
wheat, oats and rye, and all his hay
and stable:' J:Ieob Jacobs, all his trrain
crops and hay his wife badly injured
by the fire, but will recover; John En
nis lost ail his wheat and part of his hay
Mr. Dickinson adds that very many
others in the same section of country
have sutlcred severely, and that th loss
is immense, and will be a very serious
drawback to many a poor man.
Geo. S. Truman gives us the following
intelligence from the same locality:
Fred. Peterson, 1000 bushels of wheat,
10 hogs, all his out-buildings, reaper,
fanning-mili, &c; Geo. Mitchener, every
thing but his sod house, and was him
self badly burned, and his neighbdr,
Middleton, who went to help him lost
his life he managed to get home but
with nothing on him except his shoes,
the skin falling off of him, and died in a
few hours. He hears that scarcely any
hay is left in twenty miles, and that a
great deal of the straw was set on lire
and burned before this fire struck the
Mr. Truman thinks that many farmers
south of the Loupe must have suffered
severely Sunday night, as there were on
nre. wnai, appeared to uc stacKs ana i
houses, in difierent places,twbich. being
so, far away Jcould not readily be rccog-
The destruction of propcrty'by prairie
fire in this and adjoining precinct of
Genoa has. been very great during this
week. Poor families have lost their all,
consisting of grain, hay and stock. Mr.
Peterson, on Looking Glass creek, on
Tuesday of this week, had fifteen hun
dred bushels of wheat in his granary all
consumed; Mr. Zeigler lost all his grain;
Louis Cedar lost a very fine span of
horse:), burned to death in the stable;
another neighbor lost all bis hogs; S. C.
Osborn had live hundred bushels of
wheat destroyed in the stack, and all
his hay and flax. Nearly all the losers
have but recently come into the state
and have ljborcd hard toget a start, but
eveiy tiling is consumed by the cruel
tongue of fire.
Since writing the above, wc learn that
a man and woman were nearly burned
to death, and also on Saturday last a fire
broke out near Mr. Draper's destroying
the wood work of a sorghum mill, sweep
ing northwest, burning everything in its
NEWMAN'S GROVE CORRESPONDENCE.
Dry I dry! dry I Windy! windy! win
dy! and prairie fires are tho order of
Tor the last week they have ciused
continual alarm nd hard work. By
the utmost watchfiiiues and exertion
they have been prevented from doing
any considerable damatru just in this
immediate vicinity. But fearful re
ports Come to in" from tho adjacent
country. The neighborhood of Water
vilie has suffered very severely, much
hay and grain, granaries, harness and
machinery is reported to have been
burned on Jnion Creek, and one school
house on Taylor Creek. On Shell Creek
below here," Charlie William has lost
four stacks of wheat; Dae.. Holeran, a
large amount of hay; Martin Uolian has
lost ail bis hay ami nearly all his grain;
Hans Olesou lost four stacks of wheat;
James Deiicy has lost, according to re
port, every thiujr'bad he but live stock
buildings, machinery, wason and all.
Pat. Deucy every thing but his house,
forty bushels of wheat and live stock.
H. . Convention.
The seventh annual convention of
the Platte county S. S. Association
convened Oct. 10th, at the Watts
ville school house, president J. A.
Reed in the chair. After devotion
al exercises the constitution and
minutes of the last meeting were
read and adopted. The discussion
of the lirst question on the pro
gramme "What are S. S. for?" was
taken up, the speakers being E. A.
Gerrard, J. II. Reed, Rev. J. M.
Wilson, Rev. J. A. Reed and Rev.
E. L Sherman, most of them claim
ing that the definite object of S. S.
is to bring the children to Christ
and by this standard alone can we
judge success. One speaker claim
ed that the object was to do the
children good ; if they were brought
lo Christ that was good, but the ob
ject was wider than that. The 2d
quci-tiou, '-the better way of arrang
ing, conducting and classifying
schools" was opened by Rev. J. M.
Wilson, who favored responsive
reading for opening. Remarks
were made by many, classifying the
scholars appeared to be a difficulty
with most, Rev. Sherman preferring
that they be classified according to
Biblical knowledge. Session closed
with prajcr by Rev. Wilson.
Evening session opened with de
votional exercises, conducted by
Rev. J. A. Reed, followed by ad
dresses on the S. S. work by Rev.
Sherman, J. M. Wilson, J. A. Reed,
and J. II. Reed, all agreeing that the
S. S. was the most promising field
of labor for the church, and that the
great need is more earnestness in the
work. Closed with benediction by
Rev. J. A. Reed.
Morning session opened with de
votionnl exercises, conducted by
Rev. Wilson, followed by discussion
of the question, "What kind of teach
ers should we have in the S. S.?
Rev. J. A. Reed opened the question
and the discussion became general,
most of those present, including sev
eral ladies, taking part, the prevail
ing opinion being that nn army could
make but a poor fight under disloyal
officers. Alter the discussion an
opportunity wa3 offered for the pay
ment of dues, when one dollar and
eighty cents was paid in. On mo
tion a committee of three was chosen
and increased lo five to make nomi
nations for office, committee, J. II.
Reed, J. M. Wilson, E. A. Gerrard,
Jos. Stewart, David David, to report
immediately after opening for after
noon session. Recess.
Session opened at 2 p. m. with
devotional exercises, conducted by
Rev. Cook, after which committee
on nominations reported ; report
accepted, amended and adopted, the
following persons being declared
elected to the various offices for the
ensuing year : President. Rev. J. A.
Reed, recording scc'y. E.A. Gerrard,
corresponding suc'y. Mrs. A. P.
Leceh, of Humphrey, treasurer, F.
Kerr, executive committee, J. II.
Reed, II. Guiles, Jos. Stewart. On
motion, a visiting committee to con
sist of J. H. Reed, 11. Guiles, Jos.
Stewart, Win. Jackson, Mrs. Water
man and Albert Rose were chosen
and directed to visit each school in
Platte county, and report at the
tiext convention the condition of
each. On motion the executive
committee were directed to make
arrangements for a semi-annual con
vention. The convention then pro
ceeded to the consideration of the
question of temperance in S. S., the
subject being opened by Mrs. Sher
man in an able article, selling forth
the importance of earnest, thorough
temperance training in this depart
ment, as the great hope of thought
ful minds for the safety of our cotin
try; this was followed by the read
ing of a poem entitled "The two
Glasses," by Mrs. Waterman, and
Hinging a temperance antuctn eiiiit-
led "In the Sweet By and By" by
Mrs. Ailes. A communication from
Mrs. J. H. Reed was then read, ro-
questing each S. S. to appoint a
person to take charge of the temper-
i. :..... e o ...i
imue huik in iiju c o., niiu u ni-y ivjys uuuit fi.w jjv;i iuii uiuvuu-
respond with Mrs. J. II. Reed in fsleel Bros.
behalf of the Woman's Christian' Don't forget, but one price at
Temperance Union, upon the sub-
tt..; ii ..u
jeet. Ihe following resolution was
offered by Rev. Wilson.
Jlpsnlt'fil Thnt fhia rnnvinlinn
recommend that each S. S. in Platte
county constitute itself into a tern-
pernnce organization, and hold
m n n ti 1 1 ni Ttroot-ltr tnoplfnirs mill
...u......j v.. "V...j ...v.....Do ....
subscribe for temperance publica-
tions; alter ocoatc me resolution
was auopieu. uioseu wnn prayer
by Rev. Sherman.
Evening session opened with dc
votional exercises conducted by J.
A. Reed. Reports from S. S. beiuir
next in order, Rev. Reed reported
verbally from the Congregational
S. S. in Columbus, average attend
ance 40 to 45. The Monroe" precinct
S. S. reported average attendance
5S. Albert Itose. snn'l. .1. I,. Unons.
see'v. Welsh Reserve or Richlandi
S. S. reported average attendance
28, teachers 4. an increase of 12 over
last vear, collection for fttato boaid
$122. J. M. Wilson made verbal
report from Humphrey S. S., Crcs
ton east S. S. and Crcslou westS. S.
all being in a flourishing condition.
The Presbyterian S. S. of Columbus
reported average attendance 30, total
membership 3S, Marshall Smith
sup'l, organized Aug. 1873. Rev.
II. A.Cook reported Dist. No. 32,
S. S., II. N. Cook, sun't.. teachers 4.
V"" ItlfUlltU xyiPI ilU Ktm
membership 20, organized 1871.
Rev. Wilson invited the next con
vention to meet at the Humphrey
church and W. Hoopes invited them
lo meet in Monroe precinct school
house. A vole of thanks was then
passed to the friends for their kind
and hospitable treatment of those
attending the convention. Cloned
with doxology, all agreeing that it
was a good convention.
E. A. Gerrard, Scc'y.
Previous mention has been made
in the Journal of preparations that
were being made by the Sons of
Temperance for a dramatic enter
tainment, tor which hii amateur
club, formed mainly from members he pouna or box at Hudson's.
of the societv, have been rehearsing V ,f T .x, . ,
. ' i ,,, , , A M- U- O Bncn sells good gro-
for some time past. Wo have be- cei.ies nt very modcrate prices.
fore us their bill announcing their . . . , . , r
. , D . The place to buy 'leas is at Mar-
first appeanncc on Friday evening, 7-shaU sn,iu,'3 Central Block.
November 1st, in the two-act drama
entitled "Solon Shingle: or, Thoj -Wh"o PW1. JP" Bl
., . , T ,, " , ' nlie Revolution Dry Goods Store.
People's Lawyer," together with an .
olio entertainment, consisting ofV , -Lr co,t-,OU 11?, 'T ,r 25
' f at the Revolution Dry Goods Store.
pantomimes, songs, etc., and no
rlnnht tlio pntnri-Mitmnnf tvi'ii lo n-nii. Ladies' felt skirts at 50 cts. a
worth the trouble and small expense
of attending which is only 25 cents,
with no extra charge for reserved
seats, which can be procured at Do
huid & Smith's drug-store This is
a move in the right direction, und
i. Hint ni .i.-iu u in unburn Jigiiiji ii
t..1-. nnnr..... :.. : ;.
by a candid expression of our
ion iiiai mis euort to establish a
home dramatic society should re
ceive the best wishes and a generous
patronage from our citizens. Co
lumbus has the material for a dra
.1.. ... .V. .....
matic club that can furnish as good,!
if not a better entertainment, than
any traveling company or the kind.
The i'eople Want lroof.
There is no medicine prescribed
by physicians, or sold by Druggists,
that carries such evidence of its suc
cess and superior virtue as Bos
chee's German- Svkup for severe
Coughs, Colds settled on the breast,
Consumption, or any disease of the
Throat and Lungs. A proof of that
fact is that any pcr-on afflicted,
can get a Sample Bottle for 10 cents
and try its superior effect before
buying the regular size at 75 cents.
It has lately been introduced in this
country from Germany, and its
wo.idcrful cures are astonishing
everyone that uses it. Three doses
will relieve any case. Try it. Sold
by A. Heintz, C. B. Stillman snd
Dolaud & Smith.
The Franciscan Fathers of this
city will open their school on the
lib day of November, 1878. The
teaching will not be sectarian. Cat
echism will be taught Catholic chil
dren before or after regular school
hours. The branches taught in
English and German will be those
usually taught in the best free
schools of the country, besides les
sons for females in the different
branches of their work. Terms, $1
per month, in advance. For music,
extra. If desired, girls will be
boarded with the sisters. Children
are required to undergo an exami
nation for classification, which may
be had at the new school-house any
time from 2 to 4 o'clock, p. m.
The under.-igned, believing that a
charity hospital would be a most ex
cellent institution for the city of
Columbus, has 'pokcu'to the Supe
rioress of a religious institution to
confer with the citizens of this place
upon the subject, and takes the lib
erty of calling a meeting for that
purpose, to take place-at the Opera
House, Thursday, Oct. 24th, 3 r. m.
Kelly Inland Wine.
I offer to the public the choicest
Kelly Island Wine, at .$1.30 a gallon,
or by the dozen bottles to families.
Wili keep also on hands fresh lager,
liquors, cigars, &c. 11th st., op
posite Schupbach &Jaeggi's lumber
440-5. Win. A. Schimedek.
HIGGIXS To Mrs. J. G. Wiggins,
Oct. 5th, a son.
The Judge is to be congratulated, al
though the Journal must blush at its
tardiness in getting this item.
IIEWETT SMITH. Saturdav even
ing, Oct. 15th, by Judire J. G. Biggins,
Htnry Ilewett and Miss Mary Smith,
all of this city.
KRIBS GERBER. Saturdav. Oct.
19th, Mr. 'Ihos. Kribs and Miss Lizzie
Gerbcrof this place.
V- Shirts at25 cents at L. Kramer s.
Get a Heater at G. H. Krauze &
VCGoloM. II. O'Brien's for gro
Galley Bro s
' riollr... Tl.i'j
old oovernmcnt Java coffee at
Boy's suits and coats cheap at
y Men9. boots iL15 per pair ftt
"Wanted 500 doz. eggs at Bnl-
ifard & Smith'6. 436-x
ywhen you want Boots cheap go
to iioucsteei tiros.
vL. Good chambray 15 cts. per yard
t Bonesteel Bros.
W Tin ware of every description.
at G. II. Jvrausc K sons. it.
Undershirts and Drawers 25 cts.
each at L. Kramer's.
Threshers' notes, in book form,
for sale at this ollice.
A new lot of print 5 cts. per
yard at Bonesteel Bros.
W. Fall stock of men's and boys'
f clothing nt Galley Bros.
Baskets of all kinds
Smith's in Central Block.
I Good Wuter proof Cloth for 50
cents a yard at L. Kramer's.
ri ..! r..!i 1 -..:......
of all kinds at Hudson's.
k, - -, it 1 A 1 1 4
A -" -vo" wn"1 ?" "us ai ",S"1-
PPICCS c,x" on Uil,,c 1M'8'
y It pays to trade at L. Kramer's
isew York cheap cash store.
A Good wrttcr-proof cloth at 45
'..1 ...! .. T?..,l.i,.l !'i.nD
i;m. il j in 11 ill llUUUJItll XJ1U?,
Y. Ladies' and children' shoes
cheap and good at L. Kramers.
. Best Norfolk Flour at $2.50 at
-Best Norfolk Flour at
Smith's in Central Block
Sash Weights at the Foundry
'2l2 cents per pound. 4t
Y- Ladies' Dresses and Wrappers for
fall and winter at L. Kramer 8.
y- Grain bags $2.25 at L. Kramer's
New York cheap cash store.
V fli-onna nliima nml npfiflipa h
'piece at I. Gluck's Revolution Store.
Horse Blankets at 1.00 at L.
Kramer's New Y'ork Cheap Cash
You can always depend on get
ting the lowest prices at Galley
. -ir . -n . ,,, I ,.
jy , UUICII 111 II t)J I.IS., I IU""il "V
devolution Dry Goods
Socks at 5 cents a pair at L.
Kramer's New York cheap cah
y Heavy gray blankets at 1.00 a
y Bullard & Smith will pay cash
or exchange goods for farm pro
en's hcavv woolen suits nl
$ i 50 at the Revolution Dry Goods
Store. j( Good Handkerchiefs for 5 cents
at L. Kramer's New York cheap
A Men's woolen hose at 10 cents a
pair at I. Gluck's Revolution Dry
Boots and Shoes at bottom fig
ures sold bv Marshall Smith in Cen
i7- Half bleached table cloth at 25
cts. a yard at the Revolution Dry
ht A good pair of boots for $1. to
at Li. Ivramcrs New xork cheap
18 yards Collon flannel for one
dollar at L. Kramer's New York
cheap cash store.
y Canton flannel 18M yards for
one dollar at the Revolution Dry
Unlaundried shirts, New York
muslin and linen, bosom and cuffs for
$1.00 nt Galley Bros.
S Bonesteel Bro9. are closing a lot
ot iace, fringes anu otner uress
trimmiuirs at very low prices.
A Waterproof that beats anvtliiuir
in town at 50 cents a yard at the
Revolution Dry Goods Store.
)C A good suit of clothes, coat
pants and vest, for ?5 00 at L. Kra
mer's New Y'ork Cheap Cash Store.
tf I am selling shelf hardware,
no ware, iihiis nuu cimcry ni reuueeu
lniccs. Robert Uhlig, 12th street,
next to bank. 3S-4
fine nnirn mite imnnf. 9ii pjiupI-
opee, 1 penholder, 1 bottle of ink, 50
cents worth of stationery'put up in
a new box for 20 cent?, at F. W.
L. Kramer of the New York
Cheap Cash Store, sells all goods at
the lowest possible prices, and has
one uniform low price, for all.
f- Doland & Smith nre closing out
then' present stock of wall paper at
cost, to make room for an immense
new stock. Give them a call 2t.
r- Call and see those women's
leather shoes nt 75 cts. per pair at
Bonesteel Bros., they arc the best
bargain in the market.
)C Go to S. T. Hill's to get your
watches, clocks and jewelrv repair
ed. First door south of C.'L. Hill's
book store, Olive street.
:r Make your home Jiappv, and
get you a nice heating stove; on
quality, beauty and low prices they
can't be beat. Be sure and call at
Robert Uhlig's Stovo House. 12th
street, next to bank. 433 G
i All those looking about for
purnnure, call on us, and we will
show you our gooda and prices
with pleasure, and we want every
body also to know that we handle
goods on small margin and quick
sales. A. N. Burgess & Co. Colum-
J "113 vitu, Heo,
Best heating r fores at G. If.
Krausc & Sons. '
V Bleached mutdiu 4 ocn'ttra yard
- "' iM"C01
y -Maple Syrup w
L. Cockburu a.
at Bonesteel Bros.
nrranted pure at
y Tho best place to trado is at
Bullard & Smith's.
k Bonesteel Bros, arc celling a
goon pair oi kiu giores i ov uis.
!- Sash Weights a? the Foundry
22 cents per pound. 4.)'J 1
b Best Albion flour tit Bullard &
Smith's, nt $2.50 per hundred.
. Save 25 els. by buying your
S.... i;..tl.....l c- c, ,:).'.
UUIII Ul UIIIIUIU HI OUIIIU O.
f 15 bushels nice tomnfocp, fresh
from the vines, at Bullard & Smith's.
y Pocket cutlery, the largest
oiuun ill iuir ii, tit vj. . iiiausu inn
fcC Bell and Buylc cranberries, the
best in the market, at jco. Itlcucr
44 1-1 1.
Ncw8tyles Bourcffes and Knick
erbocker dress goods 10 cents a yard
at L. Kramer's. 437.
tt- Gray and White Flannel 15 cts.
a yard at L. Kramer's New York
Cheap Cash Store.
Cabbage, onions, potatoes, toma
toes, m'ellunj, rind in fact everything
else at Bullard & Smith's".
at M.Sf Locks, nails, hinges and every
thing needed by n builder, can ho
bought cheap at G. U. Krause and
School books at F.W. Ott's.
s.JIO 'AV VI 1 SHooq tootlDC
See F. W. Oil for your school
s.jooq ootps Una's 110 'AV 'of
p We sell the Victor Sewing Ma
chine, just as we represent it and if
it don't prove so money refunded, A.
N. Bargess & Co. 441-3.
L. Kramer has opened a branch
Store at Silver Creek and will jell
goods there nt tho same low prices
that he docs here. 4.18.
The finest line of cooking Ploveit
at n reduced price, that can't id
beat; come and convince yourself.
Robert Uhlig, stove dealer. 33-4
I will be at my ofDcc iff Colbm
bus Ihe first and last Saturdays of
October, for the purpose of cxnuiin
ing applicants for teacher's certifi
cate. S. L. Bakkett,
4315 6. County Sup'i.
x As a rule who U it that always
cry hard times, and imagine tiVm
sclves all shriveled and dried ip?
Call around and buy a German Plato
Looking Glass which will revolu
tionize your mind in a moment, at
A. N. Burgess Ss Co., Fnrnittiro
Dealers, Columbus, Neb
A farm of 159 acres, 125 broken.
One mile west of Barnum's. Please
call on A. Haight on the Big Island.
Terms easy. 3Ul-x
Attention; Sheep ICaNcri!
Wc have 15 head of thoroughbred
Rams on hand, which wc offer for
sale, cheap all long woolrd, just
what you want to cross with lino
wooled sheep with to it pay.
Jacob Shotwell, having purchase
cd the meat market lately owned
by Frank Gillelt, is prepared to fur
nish, beef pork, &c, &c, equal to
the best and at prices (o suit the
TT? everyono would preserve' their
Ax health during this warm
weather the should use' concentrat
ed essence of Jamaica Ginger. It Is
cooling and refreshing, tOriii and in
vigorating and rot expensive. Pre
pared ami for sale only by Doiand
W'c Will Serve IN'o Iroec! L"3
Ieh. Notiee is hereby given fo nil
whom it may concern that from and
after this date, we, the undersigned
officers of Platte County will serve
no process without the fees first be
ing paid in advance, or security giv
en for coats, in accordance with tho
provisions of Sec. 3J, page 335, of
the revised statutes, as follows :
"The clerks of the supreme court,
and of each district court, the regis
ter in chancery, probate judge,
sheriff, justice of the peace, consta
ble or register of deeds, may in all
cases require the party for whom
anv service is to be rendered, to pay
the fees in adrauco Or the rendition
of such service, or give security for
the same, to be approved by the of
ficer." Benj. Si'Ielmax, Sheriff,
John Hcber, Dep'y Sheriff,
J. J. Ricki.y, Constable,
Cha3. Wake, Constable.
Advertisement under this bead five
cents a line, lint insertion, three cents
a line eat.li subsequent insertion.
SSyBooks, books, school books, all
kinds of books at E. D. Fitzpatrick's.
Itrgnlur Mtoelf !csiler.
All kinds of horned stock bought
and sold; alio fat and stock hrgs.
379-y D. Ame:ison.
IKS County Wakrants, school
orders, school bonds and good bankable
notes, also first-class mortgages bought.
Money loaned on good farming lands for
a term of years, by A. Henry, Colum
PGcvot's GEoor.AriiY Is on the
State list and Is therefore the only
Geography that can legally be used in
our schools. This book and all other
kcIiooI books for sale at C. L. Hill's
Book Store. -KW-x
fiSjrBAHGAi.vs I Bargains I Will
sell for cash or on time, one light bnjcy,
and harness, five good milch cows, ohm
lumber wngon, one heavy yoke of oxen,
one brood marc she Is a jrnnd workdr.
130-x 1). A.VDEltSO.W
f In this city, dwelling at an
hotel on the south side, Is an indiiidual
of tender years, possessing every quali
fication of a, rowdy. His delight is to
insult pedestrians on the Mreet, for
which he has gained an unenviable repu
tation. He is advised to change bis
mode of conduct in behalf of good order
and individual safetv. if. it. ir.
a week in your own town.
Outfit free. No risk. Header,
If you want a business at
which persons of cither sex
can make great pay a j'the time they
work, write for partirufars to II. Hal
I etta; Co I'rtf.ind, Mai"c.
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