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VOL. X.--NO. 4.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1879.
"WHOLE NO. 472.
PROPOSITION FOR RAIL ROAD
BONDS AND TAX.
BY VIKTL'K of the authoritv in us
tested ly an act of the Legislature
of the State of Nehraskn, entitled, "An
act to t-ualdo counties, cities and precinct-,
to liorrow uiouet on their IwiuIh
to nid in the construction or completion
of works of internal imprnxciucuts in
this Mate, ami to legalize bonds already
issued for such purposes," approved
Fuliruarj I.tli, 1N8I, and the acts of the
Legislature of said State nnnml.iton.
thereof. We. the County Commission
ers of I'laltr county, in the State of
Nebraska, for the purpose of aiding the
construction or a rail road, cotniuciiciii;:
at a point on the line of the Atchison 1L
Nebraska rail road, in the eountv of
Lancaster, ot .said State of Nebraska,
and ruiiiiiii- thenee iu aveierl and
mrlln?rly direction through the comities
of Lanoaler, Seward, Cutler and l'latte
to the citj ot oluiuhiis, llicrchv form
ing a eoutiuuoiis line of rail rn.it I from
the cil of Atchison, in the Slate of
Kans.-t. to the said eit of Columbus, iu
the Slate or Nebraska, do herein .submit
to the legal otirs of the .said eouiil of
l'latte. to be oteil upon by tin in .-it n
.peoial election which in hereb called
to be held on the 14th da or June, A. P.,
1S7, at the UMial places of voting in the
-cvcral precincts of said county, the
billowing propo.sitiou lor bonds and ta
that is to saj : Shall the oiinH I'wii
liiissjoncTs or 1'latt" countt.iu the St-ite
of Nebraska, be authoi izcl ami rciiiicd
to issin. ami jjjx,. to the Lincoln .V
.orui western ran roan eompauv, or
the ISIuo alley .V Noi thwetern rail
rond eoiiipany, one hundred thou
sand didlars of the coiiioii bonds or
wild l'latte county, to be dated the 1st
ln or J muaij. A. !., jsni, bearing
intercht from ilate at the i.ite ot eight
tier cent, per annum, the interest paya
ble annuullx at the ofliee or the Coiintj
Treasurer or the aid couut of l'latte.
itud the principal to become due in
twenty cars tiom the date of ald
liomls and pa able to bearer at theollice
or tin- County Treasurer, or the said
count ot l'latte. Such bonds or any
pt I inn thereof in sitm or not less than
one thousand doll irs shall be made ic
dcetuable at an time after ten jear.s
rrom the date or the same at the option
and Upon the call or the pioper oIlicci
or .said count , and iu addition to the
usual taxes, .shall thu proper i-Ulcers or
the siid count, or l'latte, be authorized
and required to levy a special tax on all
the taxable property within ..iid eountv
siitlicicnt to pay the anuual interest oil
-nid bonds as the same shall become
due, and after the expiration or ten
jear.-trom the date or .said bonds shall
the proper ollicer be authorized and
required to e a lax iu like manner
upoii all the taxable property within
wiid count iu addition to all other
luxes, snilicieut in amount to create a
sinking fund for the purpose or paving
at iiiaturit. the principal of said bonds.
The whole amount of said bonds to be
issued and given to one of the aforesaid
railroad companies upon, the following
conditions and none other to wit:
That one ot said rail road companies
shall construct and complete a line of
i ail toad of the standard gauge trom
nniw point on the line or the Atchison
A; Nebraska rail road, iu the count of
Lancaster, running thence west and
north through the counties or Lancaster,
Sewaid. Itutler and l'latte. to the clt
ot Columbus, and shall locate, establish
and maintain iu the said city ot Colum
bus a freight and pa. senger depot, said
line of rail road to be completed to the
extent to hae regular daih trains run
ning thereon to the eit oft olumbiis, in
the said count! tf I'lat'te, b the 1st day
of July, A. !.. lSNI. Said" bonds shall
be issued ami deluded to either of the
aforesaid rail road companies, which
shall construct and build the line of rail
ro.ul aforesaid, when said ro id shall In
completed ami trains running thereon
to the said elt orColiiiuhus.
At the time ot the dcUxer-, or said
bonds to the compau building said rail
road, enough coupons shall be detached
therelrom. so that such bonds shall draw
interest onlv from the date such coin
ii.inx is entitled to reecho the same as
bereinbeloie provided. Thcole to be
htnl ami taken on the foregoing propo
sition shall be by ballot, and the ballots
east at said election shall hae written
or printed thereon the following words:
Kail rond bonds ami tax, "es," or
mil road bonds ami tax, no."
If two-thirds or more of the ballots
east at said election shall h.ive written
or printed thereon the words "Kail
road bonds and tax, yes,' then said
County Commissioners hall be author
ized and required to issue said bonds as
Therefore it is hercb ordered that a
special election be held in said l'latte
county, Nebraska, rr the purpose ot
oting on the aroresaid proposition, on
said 14th day or June. ISTSf, iu the sever
al precincts of said eounl at the usual
place or holding elections, to wit:
In Columbus precinct at the court
In Itutler precinct at the school house
or district No. 7.
In r.lsinarek precinct at the school
house or district No. 2.
In Sherman precinct at the school
house or district No. Hi.
In Creston precinct at the school
house of district No. I."
In Shell Creek precinct at the school
house of district No. 4.
In Menrns precinct at the school
house or district No. 21.
In Humphrex precinct at the house of
alter .Mead, in section J?, township 20,
range I west.
In Lost Creek precinct at the school
house of district No. 11.
In r.urrows precinct at the school
house of district No. 11.
In Granville precinct: at the school
house of District No. ft2.
In .Monroe precinct at the school house
of district No. 0.
In Looking Glis jirecinct at the school
house of district No. 31.
In I'loasaut Valley precinct at the
house of Patrick l)elan.ou section 22,
township 20, raugc 3 west.
In Woodx ille precinct at the residence
or Corncliu Koch.
In "Walker precinct at the house of
That the polls at said election shall be
open at t o'clock in the rorenoon and
continue open until 0 o'clock iu the
afternoon or said il.iv.
lated at CoIumbuV, Nebraska, theCth
da j or Ma. 17:1.
1! order of the Hoard of Countv Com
missioners. JOUN STArFFCK.
-1'0-' Count v Clerk.
Acrrici: to coTUAcroits.
loT Office DKrAivrsiKNT, i
AASiiiNGTOX, D. C, May 10, lS'W
PKOPOSALS will be received at the
Contract office of this Department
until o r. m. of July 10. 1S79, for carrying
the mails of the United States, upon the
route, and according to the schedule of
arrital and departure specified by the
Department, in the State of Nebraska
from October 1. 1S7! to June 3(, 1SS2.
Lists of route?, with schedule of arrivals
and departures, instructions to bidder,
with Tonus Tor contracts and bonds and
all other necessary information will be
furnished upon ap'plicatiou to the Second
Assistant Postmaster General.
47-. Pstmister Genera!.
U. X. 'rime TiiMe
Emigrant, No.0, leaves at
0:2.1 a. m.
11:00 a. in.
2:M p. m.
4:30 a. m.
Freight, " S,
reight, " 10,
Freight, No. fl. leaves at
Iaseng"r, " 3, " ' .
Freight. " Si, " "
Kmigraut, ' 7. " .
2:00 p. m.
1:30 a. in.
Kvery day except Saturday the three
Hues leading, to Chicago connect with
l P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, as
shown by the following schedule:
J. M. KELLY,
HOLDS HIMSL'LF IN HEAD! XK.SS
for ant work in his line, ltefore
letting jour contracts ror buildings of
ant deserijition call on or address him
at Columbus, Neb.
John S. Chiistison, JI. 1)..
PHYSICIAN AliD SURGEON. '
Formerly of the New York City Hos
pital, Blackwell's Island.
niliee on Olite M., two doors south or
wc'ockburn s More, Columbus.
FOR SALE OR TRilDE !
Horses or Oxen,
QADDI.i: t.BB-:N, wild or broke,
Kf at th'
I orral of
Chicago Earlier SIiop.
HA III ClTriNti done in the latest
Mtles, with or without machine.
None but lirst-cl.iss workmen employed.
Ladies' and eiilldieu's hair cutting a
.specialty. IIENllV WOODS,
472 Oin Proprietor.
JOHN Iiri'.Kll, the mail-carrier be
tween Columbus and Albion, will
leave Columbu.s eteryday except Sun
day at 0 ,'clock, sharp, p.issihg through
Monroe, Ceuoa, Watorville, and to Al
bion The hack will call at either of
the Hotels for passengers if orders are
lea at the pnst-ollicc. Kates reason
able,.! to Albion. 222.1y
GOODCKEAP BRICK 7
AT MY UI:sIDI:N"CI:. on Shell Creek,
three miles eat of Matthi.s's bridge,
7M) gooil. liiiitl-Iiiriit lirick
which will be ;-old in lots to suit pur
41t.lt" OEOUfiE UHNtiCLKK.
Columbus Meat Market!
WEBER z KNOBEL, Prop's.
T7-i:i:i' ON lIANDall kind& of fresh
IV meats, and smoked poik and beet;
al.so fresh li.sh. Make :uis:re a spec
ial! t. jn-IJeineiiiher the pl-iee, l.let
enlh St., one door Hot of D. Iltau's
t;. s. i:.aix.'m.'; ni;ic2:34,
COLl'MltUS, : NKl'.It.V&KA.
FFICK IIOl'lls., 1(1 to 12 a. in., 2 to
Nebraska Avenue, three doors north of
K. .1. Il-tkerV grain ollice. llesid.-nce,
corner Wtominr and Walnut streets,
north Cohiuibus, Ncbr. -tutt-lf
DielricI.K' I3(:it 3I:irltcS.
Uasldnslon Arc, nrarlj oiipositc Coart llonsr.
O AY I SO TO THE CLOSE TIMES,
meat will be sold at this market
low, low down Tor CASH.
P.csi steak, per lb., 10c.
Kih roast, " Sc.
Moil, " .... 0c.
Two cents a pound more than the above
price, will be clrirged on time, and tint
to good responsible parties only. 207.
MRS. W. L. COSSEY,
Dress and Shirt Maker,
Doors AVcst nrstillmsn's Urns Store.
Dresses- and hirts cut and made to
order and satisfaction guaranteed. Will
also do plain or Taney sewing of any de
scription. rSriMlICES YEItY llEASONAULE.
Give me a call and trv mv w ork.
E OF GOOD CHEEK. Let not the
low prices of your products dis
courage ou, but rather limit your ex
penses to your reources. You can do
so by stopping at the new home of your
fello'w farmer, where you can find "good
accommodations cheap. For hay for
team Tor one night and day, 2.1 cts. A
room furnished with a eook stove and
hunk, in connection with the stable
free. Those wishing can be accommo
dated at tho house of the undersigned
at the following rate: Meals 2.1 cents;
beds 10 cint. J. 15. SENECAL,
. mile cast oTGerrard'-s Corral.
IjNDEKTAKEK, KEEPS ON HAND
U ready-made and Mttallie Collins,
Walnut Picture Frames. Mends Cane
Seat Chairs. Keeps on hand Mack Wal
" -fe . AY0. Cf .... W... ...-.w, ...., iWw
S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new house, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Board by day or
week at reasonable rates.
J2TSOI.S a nrt-C'Isi.N Table.
Meals 2TOeut. Lil-iiigs... S5 Cts
m r n " -a.
Ir. V.. I.. .SIC!E.N,
Physician and Surgoon.
at all hours
NKLSUN MILMHT. IIYKON MIM.KTT,
Justice of the Peace and
IV. JIII-I-ETT Ac SCKV,
ATTOKNKVS AT LAAV, Columbus,
Nebraska. N. 11. They will gie
eloso attention to all business' entrusted
to them. 218.
DERRY & BILLINGS
CP Ifonse , Sisrn rain! ins.
tf - i. 1 CSAiailia, CtASETS,
. r. ....... is...... :...r
17" All work warranted. Shop on
Olite street, opposite the "Tattersall''
Manufacturer and Dealer in
CiaAES AND TOBACCO.
.M. KINDS OK
Store on Olite St., near the ohlTust-ojV.ee
Columbus Nebraska. 117-ly
H. 0. CAE27:, J. 3. CAM?.
GAREW & CAjSLP,
Atlornoys and Counselors at Law,
AND REAL ESTATE AGENTS.
AV ill gite prompt attention to all bus-i
ncs- cutrustru to tiiem in this ami ad
joining counties. Collections made
Oiiice on 11th street, s.nitli t f Di pot, one
door east of T. C. llyair-4 Oroeery
tore,Coliiiiibiis,Neh. Sjirieht Deutseh
CAUPORNIA WIN1S !
2cd :i TTSato,
OUt: Strrct, :rti :f Einscsi Zizzi.
Men's and boys' suits made iu the
latest style, anil good lits guaranteed, at
tory low price. Men's suits i.(M) to
?!M0, according to the goods and work.
Hoys' suits flkOO to $1.1M, acLoiding to
ESTCUMNINO AND KKrAIIUNO DONK.TJ
l'ring on your soiled clothing. A
whole suit renovated and made to ap
pear as good .is new for f 1.2.1 424-y
ALL KtNDs OK
IJepairiHE Done on Short Notice.
ALL WORK WARRANTED.
They aKo keep on hand
Furst & Bradley Plows,
SULKY PLOWS, CULTIVATORS, &C.
Shop on Olivo Street, opposite Tatter
sall. coLi'MP.r.s., xi:i?.
WM. BECK Ell,
Grain, Pioduco, Etc.
NEW STORE, NEW GOODS.
Goods delivered Free of Charyc,
anywhere in the city.
Corner of 13th and Madison Sts.
North of Foundry. J!!7
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9.nm Jf ilkVAHTW.
fa ytQ-'VSt VV
T-jJla . km ami i A 4Mb nnliiMk
Plysiciais aiH Surgeons.
c. s. i:s3CE2, a. u., t :. c. rrsics, si. v., cf oia,
Consulting Physicians and Surgeons.
For the treatment of all classes of Sar
gery and deformities; acute and
chronic diseases, diseases of the eyo
uui ear, etc., etc.,
Platte County Agitated Over the Rail
road Bond Question.
VariouaSchemea of tho U. P. to Pre
vent the Building of a Compet
As everything now said of our
railroad situation will lie interesting
to our Platte county readers, we
give the following from tlic Omaha
lice's traveling correspondent, un
der date of May ISth :
The people of Columbus, us well
as the inhabitants of Platte county,
are thoroughly aroused in agitaling
the bond question, to procure the
extension of the A. & N. roadito
this place. The fact is, the fanners
of the surrounding country arc far
moro interested than the city people
in railroad competition. There arc
over :5,000 cars loaded and unloaded
at this point during one year, and
.. O rrf ..it. i .
uuoiii. j.jjyj oi mat amount are ship
ments of farm produce, consisting
ol wheat and other grain, cattle,
hogs etc-, iu which shipments the
country people arc wholly interest
ed, as the city produces none of
these shipments, and at the same
time the farmers arc equally inter
ested in all that is received, as they
consume their bharc of lumber, coal,
merchandise, clc. Therefore, ap
parently, the country people would
derive three-quarters of all the
advantages of cheaper transporta
tion. Ihe excess on rates would be
between JflOU.OOO and 200,000 a year
at this place, which is a sumVicnt in
ducement Jor the U. Pi company to
prevent, if possible, any competition,
and no doubt they will employ all
means possible to defeat any other
competing rail read to this point.
Hut the people tliink the time lias
come when there will be more than
the present competition in this
The following arc some of the
means icsortcd to by the U. P. corn
pay to defeat the aforesaid exten
sion. First. Under Ihe leadership of E.
C. Carno, of Seward county, is the
bchcmc to build a branch road from
Hrainard iu the east part of the
county, of Seward, for the evident
purpose of diverting the attention
of the people of Seward and the
eastern part of Utitlcr county, and
thereby defeat the bonds which the
people ol those counties should vote
to the A. & N. railroad.
Second. To build from the village
of Ilising to the east part of Imtlcr
county to Jackson Station iu Platte
county, hoping thereby to catch the
voies of the people of the west sides
of Kutlcr and plat to counties.
Third. To build from Columbus
or Jackson iu this (Platte) county
north to Madison county, with a
branch extending west into bailee
and Boone counties, for the very
evident purpose of defeating the A.
& N. bonds iu this county. It is
said, on good authority, that tho U.
L have surveyed lines of imaginary
railroads iu every direction through
Platte county. The contest waxes
warm in these parts, and will grow
hotter until after the elections to de
termine the question of bonds to the
A. fc N. which occurs in Seward
and Uutlcr counties ou the 5th of
Fiinc, and in Platte county on the
11th of the same month.
Compare the following notes : A
few days ago in Kearney City a
merchant iu the exclusive shoe and
leather businoss told mc that lie had
.tcccivcd merchandise seventy cents
on a hundred pouuds les? from St.
Louis by the way of tho 11. & M. to
Kearney than he can got it from
Chicago by the way of the U. P. road
to the same destination ; a firm in
Columbus tells mc that it costs them
fSO for a carload from the cast 500
miles to Omaha, and from Omaha
to Columbus a distance of 92 miles
it costs them $50; why is that?
Simply monopoly, and want of
The U. P. charges ?SG,00 for a car
load of stock from David City to
Chicago. No doubt !?50, would be
a good round price for a car load of
hogs from here to Chicago. This
would be a saving of .f3G, on a car,
or 2 cents per pound, an average car
being 1S,000 pounds. Every farmer
in Butler county would have been
satisfied if he had received two cents
per pound more for his pork than he
did, during (he last season. An or
dinary "fanner will raise ten hogs
for market during the year, averag
ing ;?00 apiece, which would be
3000, At two cents a pound this
would amount to .G000. An average
farmer owns 120 acres ot land, the
railroad tax on which is at present
$1.S0 provided wc vote the bonds to
the A. & N. it will be 00 censs more,
making $2.70 lake this from $6.00
leaves 3.30 of a gain over his extra
tax for railroad bonds. This is only
one ont of every ten transactions
in which every farmer will save
year after year double the amount
of his taxes, if bonds are voted and
the A. & N. built. Butler Co. Press.
The :Vttlruslc;i IMitor.s.
A large number of Nebraska edi
tors will come down the Atchison
& Nebraska road to-morrow, and
immediately proceed by the Missou
ri Pacific to St. Louis, on their an
nual excursion. Atchison very much
regrets that they won't have time to
inspect the chief city of Kansas, for
we are rapidly becoming acquainted
with their State. "Weal read v have
one road lo its capital, and in a few
months Atchison trains will run
through four more of its counties.
In addition to this, the St. Joe &
Denver will build a branch to this
city which will make it possible for
another rich section to become bet
ter acquainted with us. "Wc beg
leave to inform these editors that
Atchison is now a boom town, and
is multiplyim: like a Nebraska
grasshopper. Wo hope they will
not forget to mention in their pa
pers when they get home that wc
have a pork house employing an ar
my of men, and that this is the hest
hog market in the West. A great
many Nebraska pigs have been con
verted into hams hero, for shipments
arc daily received from every point
along its river front, and the new
roads will open up new possibilities
in this direction. "Wc arc also
handling a great deal of Nebraska
'rain. Manv of tho editors will
know l P. H.ilscy, formerly of Te
euuiKch. lie is here with a big ele
vator, and beside him are to be
found two others, one of which, be
longing to the Central Branch Com
pany, is the largest in the Valley.
Our wholesale merchants are iii
the ir glory just now, and tho Alcli
ison commercial men who do Ne
braska would take great delight in
shaking hands with the editors to
morrow if they were at home. You
will pass within a few feet of our
bridge, which is the best patronized
on tho river. During last month it
crossed 1.500 cars, 10,07)0 footmen,
and 2,lSo wagons. Incase tell your
people when you go homo that there
is a metropolis building up at Atch
ison that they are interested in, and
that it is no longer necessary to
make long journeys to Kansas City
or St. Joe. Wc can't reach you all
with railroads this year, but hope to
in the courso of time and induce
you to like us. Had you conic a lit
tle later wc would have received
you in a new Union Depot costing
!?I00,000, but at the present writing
it is scarcely iu presentable shape.
Wc have a pleasant trip and give
Atchison a good scnd-olf when you
get home A Ichisoii Globe.
No pci'oon need doubt any longer
the intention of the A. & N. com
pany to extend its line of road to
Columbus if the county, city, and
precinct bonds ate voted. Wc arc
credibly informed that a bond of
twenty-five thousand dollars, obli
gating the road to run to Seward
county, was signed and executed
yesterday by John Fitzgerald and
John IJ. Clark, binding the company
to build the road through Seward
county in the event the county and
precinct bonds arc voted to the
amount of seventy-five thousaud
dollars. Also a like bond in the sum
of ten thousand dollars given to
Butler county, by which the com
pany is bound to build the road if
the required aid is voted. The
money was deposited in the First
National Bank of Lincoln yester
day, to indemnify tho gentlemen
signing the bonds. Tho company
will also deposit ten thousand dol
lars in cash next Monday in the
bank of Columbus to be forfeited to
the county if aid to the amount ask
ed is voted and the road not built.
This looks likes business and shows
good faith on the part of the com
pany. If our neighbors north and
west want a good road, and one
that will do them good, they ought
to vote the aid required, and if the
people of Lincoln arc alive to their
interests as they usually arc, the
bonds asked from this city will be
voted almost unanimously. Lin
(nets His Coal from ILincolu.
Mr. Thomas Logon, of Brainard,
deals in coal, and all thro' the winter
had Fort Scott Coal hauled to his
ware-house by teams, and found he
could sell it at a better profit than to
handle liock Spring. Early last
Fall the people of David City found
out that they could get their coal
hauled from Schuyler and save a
dollar and over on each ton, but the
U. P. Co. gave their agent orders
Lnot to sell any more coal to the peo
ple of David City on tho pain of
having his own rates raised. These
things should not be forgotten. The
A. & N. Railroad is laying coal
down at Lincoln for four dollars a
ton. They can lay good Fort Scott
coal down in David City for live,
and when they do, Rock Spring will
sell in David City for six dollars in
stead of S'J 75. Butler Co. Press.
For the JouitxiL.
feuf!cts from a. Muutlicru
The May anniversary of the Uni
versal Peace Society convened iu
Washington on the 1st and 2d of
the mouth ; we were delegatus to
this convention. The exercises and
addresses were quite interesting,
and its growing inllticiicc must be
felt for the good of nations, and the
time must soon conic when arbitra
tion shall take the place of war in
the settlement of dilliculties between
The ladies connected with the
peace society of England sent a very
numerously signed memorial peti
tion addressed to the women of
America; it was yards in length, in
which they urged more activity and
zeal in this good cause.
Some of the speakers who ad
dressed the convention were Major
J. M. Troth, Mrs. Bcloa Lockwood,
who is a most eminent lawyer; she
has latclv been admitted to the su
preme court of the United States;
she is a mot eiFectivc speaker, Al
fred II. Love, of Philadelphia, and
An interview with President
Hayes had been requested through
Frederick Douglass, who is Marshal
of the District of Columbia, and the
President had very kiudly and cor
dially appointed S.ilurday. May 2d,
at 10 a. iu. in which he wouid give
audience to a delegation trom the
Universal Peace Union, when they
would present a memorial prating
him to appoint a court and commis
sioners of arbitration for the United
States. Dr. Davis and myself form
ed part of this delegation. There
were about seventy-five of us and
wc all met iu the parlor of Willard's
hotel at a quarter before ten iu the
morning, and from there wc went
in a body over to tho White House.
We weut in under the large pillared
portico,under which carriages drive,
up the llight of steps, into the grand
reception hall, and from there into
the great cast room which occupies
the entire eastern side of the house.
It is eighty-six feet long, forty feet
wide and twenty-eight feet high.
Three enormous chandeliers haii"
from the ceiling, splendid oil paint
ings adorn the walls, and eight huge
mirrors rcllcct them. It is frescoed,
carpeted and adorned iu every way,
and splendid sofas and chairo arc
set around the sides of the room,
but the center is clear of tables or
any other furniture.
We were informed that the Pres
ident had been detained by business
that morning and that he was yet at
breakfast, so nearly an hour was
spent by our company in pleasant
conversation. Doctor Daniel Breed
of Washington conducted us thro'
the ceremonies which befit the dig
nity of a conference with the ruler
of lorty millions of people. By him
wc were requested to rise. Presi
dent Hayes came in, walking be
tween two other gentlemen; he
walked clear acro3s the great room
to tho side window when he turned
and stood facing us. He is a very
nicely proportioned man, larger in
every way than General Crant. He
ha3 light brown hair combed bai k
from a lull forehead, a full brown
beard, dark blue eyes, and a rich,
bass voice. He is very easy, cul
tured, and genial in manners. We
then formed in procession two, five
and two to be presented, but wc
were presented singly and our
names were announced to him. He
shook hands with a cordial grip and
said "How do you do," and to the
only little boy who happened to be
with us "How do you do, my sou?"
Then wc were requested to form in
a large circle arouud in front of tho
President; we all stood through the
whole interview. Alfred II. Love
then addressed some words to him
and read a memorial paper embod
ying the principles and requests of
the Society. At first the President
had a nervous, prc-occupied look,
the look of a man who is driven
with business, but nc lost it in a
few minutes and looked quietly
around upon us, and surely he could
find no fault with the expressions of
the countenances, for they mostly
expressed respectful delight, I had
almost said of adoration. This por
tion of tho White House is open to
visitors from all parts of the United
States and just at this point I no
ticed a company of apparently
western people who had just come
in consisting of a gentleman, three
ladies and a little girl ten years old.
They came up and looked over inlo
our ring. One of the ladies whis
pered, "Who is it?" and the gentle
man answered in a whisper, " I
believe it is the President!" "The
P-r-c-s-i-d-c-n-t!" How their eyes
shone! "Well, I suppose they never
expected to have the privilege of
setting them on a real live Presi
dent, and no doubt they have gone
back to their homes and told of the
woudci. The little girl then whib-
pcrcd, "Do you suppose he would
shake hands with us?" but the gen
tleman shook his head. And now
the memorial had been read and the
President responded in a few words
expressive of his cordial sympathy
with tho movement and his readi
ness to uso his iiilhicnce in its favor
and ended by bowing gracefully
and saying "l wish you good morn
ing.'' But ho was not going to get
oil" so easily as this, a gentleman
stepped up and presented him with
a photograph of a plow, tho shares
of which were made of swords used
in tho Mexican war. This plow
was sent to the Paris Exposition.
Then the circle broke and there was
very earnest talking. Ho was no
longer the formal President, but
the friend iu power, who could
serve in, and there were tearful
eyes under Quaker bonnets, shiver
ing, sympathetic eyes, and assur
ances of their satisfaction with his
course in his administration and of
their most cordial support, and ev
ery one shook hands indiscriminate
ly and the western gentleman seeing
his chancCjSwept in his whole party ;
they all shook hands, and thus the
little girl's wish was gratified, and
tho cares of State must have been
lightened for a little while for our
chosen head by all this warm greet
ing. Mils. E. B. D.vvts.
Last year Kansas City attempted
the experiment of barging grain
down the Missouri. It proved a
paying investment ; those having in
vested in it being so well pleased
that lb i. year they arc making ar
rangements to bargo grain on an
extensive scale. The time is soon
coming when the great bulk of Ne
braska products will move south
ward by water, and not half way
across the continent by rail when
Kansas City will bo our Chicago
and St. Louis our New York. Tho
Lincoln & Northwestern Railroad
has connections direct with all the
splendid cities along the Missouri
and Mississippi. Its connection on (ho
Mississippi navigition is closed for
the winter. Its connections are such
that they must forever be competi
tive because location makes them
such. Railroads centering iu St.
Louis can not pool with railroads
centering at Chicago. Again, wc
believe the immediate effects of
competition will be felt as soon as
the road is built into the county.
Wc have half a road now and when
the Lincoln & Northwestern comes
into tho count wc will have two
good roads. Butler Co. Press.
-3r I Only Iiad CajMial."
"If I only had capital," wc heard
a young man say, as he puffed away
at a 10-cont cigar, "I would do
"If I only had capital," said anoth
er, as he walked away from a dram
shop where he had just paid 10 cts.
for a drink, "I would go into bus
iness." Tho same remark might have been
heard from the young man loafing
on the street-corner. Young man
with the cigar, you arc smoking
away jour capital. You from the
dram-shop are drinking yours and
destroying your body at the same
time and you upon the street-corner
arc wasting yours in idleness
and forming bad haliits. Dimes
make dollars. Time is money.
Don't wait for fortune to begin
with. If you had $10,000 a year,
and spent it all, you would be poor
still. Our men of power and influ
ence did not start with fortunes.
You, too, can make your mark, if
you will. But you must stop spend
ing your money for what you don't
need, and squandering your time in
The S'ast Kk! ofthp I'. I. From
raiitl AsIaiKl (o Omaha.
The Bee asserts beyond the fear
of contradiction, that this link be
tween Hastings and Grand Inland is
bound to be built whether the $75,
000 subsidy is voted or not. .What
would Jay Could do with his recent
purchase of the St. Joe & Denver
road without a western connection
with the Union Pacific? Would $75,
000 be an object for him to make
the terminus anywhere else when
he can save twice or three times
75,000 by completing the Hastings
and Grand Island line, and bridg
ing the Platte where it will cost the
least money. Why have the U. P.
lands been advanced $2.00 per acre
in Hall county, if not because the
managers know that Grand Island
will be the terminus of the St. Joe
& Denver line O. Bee.
n" --'. .yi ! !
Irishman remarked to his
companion ou observing a lady pass :
"Pat, did you ever sec so thin a
woman as that before?" "Thin!"
replied the other: Bothcrashcn !
I seen a woman as thin as two of
her put together, iO I have."
Jay Gonld ami Omaha.
Jay Gould is ngnin in our midst,
and while wo have no disposition to
fawn upon him or flatter him, wo
arc not unmindful of tho fact that
tho man who controls the Union
Pacific railroad can do much toward
developing or retarding the growth
of Omaha. Mr. Gould has been in
Omaha before, and he cannot fail to
observe that iu spite of all tho
drawbacks and all the discrimina
tion against her by the Union Pa
cific, Omaha Is a growing city.
Since Mr. Gould's last visit to Oma
ha twelve months ago, more than
eight hundred new buildings have
been erected in this city many of
them of the most substantial char
acter. Moro than two hundred
dwelling houses have been put up
already this spring, and several
hundred more are in tho course of
construction or contracted for.
These evidences of growth from
lyear to year even when such a giant
corporation as the Union Pacific
turns its back upon her.
The past year has certainly been a
critical era iu the history of Omaha.
She has undergone the loss of tho
last vestige of transfer facilities by
the completion of the Dillouvillo
hotel depot. She ha been deprived
of the benefits of Union Pacific im
migration by the removal of tho
Emigrant house. She has been cut
oil' from transient traffic through
the opening of the Diilonvillc hotel,
and materially damaged by tho
forced breaking up of the' Union
stock yards. Worst of all, her
merchants, manufacturers aud me
chanics have been forced to con
tribute fully $150,000 during tho
last year toward the Missouri river
bridge, notwithstanding repeated
promises of toll reduction. Now,
when a town like Omaha builds two
hundred houses in two mouths in
spite of all such drawbacks, there
can bo no doubt about its future.
Why, then, should Mr. Gould con
tinue that step-motherly policy?
Why not make friends of a commu
nity that exhibits such energy and
vitality, instead of continuing to
Why don't Mr. Gould abandon
the attempt to build up a rival town
on the Missouri flats opposite Oma
ha when tho laws of natural devel
opment and the laws of commerce
conspire against it? Why coutiiiue
the effort to divert the channels of
trade from Omaha rather than turn
them toward this city?
We arc told by those who claim
to speak by authority that Jay Gould
is a friend of Omaha and our citi
zens arc frequently berated because
they exhibit no faith iu these assur
ances. How could it be otherwise,
when they sec aud feel the mailed
hand crushing enterprises iu which
they have vital concern ? How can
Omaha feel friendship for a corpor
ation that deliberately violates its
sacred compacts Avith this city and
endeavors to cut their throats by
extortionate bridge exactions and
rival town building?
If Mr. Gould will ponder over
these stubborn fact3 he may conde
scend to change his policy, not be
cause the ZJec demands it on behalf
of Omaha, but because it is in the
interest of the corporation which he
controls. Omaha Bee.
The stockholders of the Atchison
& Nebraska -Road met iu the offices
of the company in Atchison last
Wednesday, 25,411 shares bciug rep
resented, Mathcw Quigg, of Atch
ison, presided, and II. P. Jacques
acted as secretary. The following
gentlemen wcro elected directors
for the coming year: Nathaniel
Thayer, John A. Burnham, Jr., II.
II. Honeywell, Charles L. Young,
Charles Mcrriam, James II. Beak,
Thos. P. Bcalc, Geo. A. Shattuck,
Boston ; Mathcw Quigg, Atchison ;
Ira Harris and D. P. McDonald,
Fort Scott. Lincoln Journal.
Dr. Clara Spctiguc has become a
regular medical practitioner iu
Cambridge, Mass., but at the outlet
of her professional career she finds
her husband an obstacle. One of
her patients is a handsome young
fellow. As he sat iu her office and
she was counting his pulse the jeal
ous husband dashed in, declared
that she was squeezing the sick
man's hand, ordered him out of the
house, and finally knocked him
St. Joe has suddenly discovered
that Jay Gould has bought up her
bridge bonds-, which indicates the
eventual control of that structure
aud the imposition of a royal bridge
toll, a la Diilonvillc. Bee.
Now that Jay Gould has transfer
red the stock yards from Omaha to
Diilonvillc, it will be in order for
him lo console this community with
another promise of putting up a
shot tower. J See.
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