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COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1881.
WHOLE NO. 570.
Manufacturer and Dealer In
CIGARS' AND TOBACCO.
ALL KINDS OK
Store on Olive jit., near the old Post-office
CoiumbuB Nebraska. 447-l
"5hn near Vouudry, houth of A. k S. Depot.
All kind or wood and iron work on
Wagoiic, lingerie. Fauu Macliiiu-ry, X".
Kreps on ImmU tbe
TT2TPKEX SPRING BUGG Y,
and otfier eastern binjyies.
rELurst Sz. "Brncllev Plows.
HA Jl ST
A LA 11(5 E
FALL AND WINTER
MILLliERY AID FAICY ODDDS.
JSTA Fl'I.L ASSORTMENT OK EY
KRYTHING HKLONGlNti TO
" FIRST-CLASS millix-
Ticelfth St., ttno doors east .State Bank:
. F. GERBER & CO.,
- ni'AI.KKS IN-
GJiairs, Beflsteafls, Bnreans,
TABLES, Etc., Etc.
GIYE HIM A ALL AT HIS PLACE
ON SOUTH "IDE II Hi ST..
Xne''door east of Heintz's drug store.
Meat Market !
One door north of Post-oth'ee,
XLBXASKA A I'E.. Columlm.
KEKl' A 1.1. KINDS UK
Fresh and-Salt Meats,
.Etc., in their season.
JSTCrkIi paid lor IlidcK. I.nrd
HSMH QEHLRtCH i r
AVHOLKFA 1.E A RETA I L
AHi DKAI.KKS IX
Crockery, Glassware. Lamps. Etc.,-
and utuutrv rrtuluce ol
tiik hi:st or n.oiin al
ways kUIT( IIA-I.
J3TGoods delivered free of charge to
" ahy part of the city. Terms casli.
Corner Eleventh and Olire Streets,
SitctKcnU Siriirl t Etii ii Tcrttr i Edit.
GASH CAPITAL, - $50,000
Lka.ndfr Gerkakd, Pres'i.
Geo. "VV. Hulst Vice Pres't.
Edtvakd A. Gerkakd.
Auker Tijrker, Cashier.
Bank of Iepodt, DIitcoHat
CellecttenM Promptly Made oa
Pay; Interest en Tine Depos
it. " - 274
iuUIUUUJlU . UllLlLllllUlll .
-) DEALERS IN (-
Sewing Machines, Organs,
Small Musical Instruments,
Sheet Music, Toys and Fancy Goods.
2Sr"If you want anything in our line, give lis a call.
clttH eoudN,at Hie Ioivext UviaK prlvi.
SING-ER SEWING- MACHINES at $25.
COKXEK 13th AJSU'OI.IVE gTKKilTrf.
END SPRINGS, '
W II ITS EY .t BREWSTER
SI UK,. SPRINGS.
Light Pleasure and Business Wag
oils of all Descriptions.
We are pleaded to invite the attention
of the public to the fact that we have
jut received a car load oC Wagons and
Unifies of all descriptionr", ami that we
are the sole agents lor the counties ol
Platte, Butler, Boone, Madison, Merrick,
Polk and York, for the celebrated
CORTLAND WAGON COMP'Y,
of Cortland, New York, and that we are
altering these wajjoti? cheaper than any
other Wagon built of -une material,
style a n it liui&b lan be sold for in this
ESTSend for Catalogue and Price-list.
MEDICAL & SWL 1MIIUTE,
T. . MITCHELL, U. I1.
S. B. iiESCEE. . S., J. C. SEM12I, U B., :t OBlhl.
Con-ulting Physicians and Surgeons,
For the treatment of nil classes ofSur
gery and deformities ; acute and
chionic diseases, diseases of the eye
and ear, etc., etc.,
ON ELEVENTH STREET,
Opposite Speice .t North's laud-ottice.
Has on hand a tine selected
REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
tS"ALI. GOODS SOLD, ENGRAYED
FREE OF CHARGE.!
Call and see. Nd trouble
Manufacturer and Dealer In
BOOTS AND SHOES!
1 romplrte asftortnir nt of Lading aad Chll
drtn'a Shoiti kept on hand.
All 'Work Warranfe'd!!
Our blotto Good' stock, excellent
workaud fair price.
Especial Attention paid to Repairing
Cor. Olivoand 13th Sin.
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS & 'WHOLE
BALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE, COLUMBUS, NEB.
GlocKS ana Jewelrv
We sell uone but Mrt
VTKHKK A: KNOUKL,
; COLDMBL'S MEAT MARKET
Ou Eleventh Street,
Where meats are almost given away
Beef per lb., from . ..a 10 eta.
Beat steak, per lb., 10 "
Mutton, perlb , from ... fi 10
Sausage, per lb., from .. . . 8 10 '
37"Special prices to hotel. ft2-ly
Manujacturer and dealer in
Wooden ninl Metalic Burial (!askets
All kinds and sizes of Koliew, also
has the sole riht to manufac
ture and sell the
Smith's Hammock Reclining Chair.
Cabinet Turning and Scroll work, Pic
tuies, Picture Frames and Mouldings;
Looking-glass Plates, Walnut Lumber,
etc., etc. COLUMBUS, NEB.
i)r. A. HEINTZ,
Fine Soap, Brushes,
PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept on hand by
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
Eleventh street, near Foundry.
COLUMBUS, : NEBRASKA
ANDERSON '& ROEN,
3Dei)osits received, and interest paid
oji time deposits.
IST Prompt attention tiiren to collec
tions and 'proceeds remitted on day of
pay hi tnl.
1ST Passage tickets to or from European
points by best lines at lowest rates.
TSTDrafts on principal points in Eu
rope. REFERENCES AND CORRESPONDENTS:
First National Bauk, Decorah, Iowa.
Allan ,t Co., Chicago.
Omaha National Hank, Omaha.
First National Bauk, Chicago.
Kountze Bros., N. Y.
SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific
R. R. Lands for sale atfrom?3.00toJ10.00
per acre for cash, orou five or ten years
time, in aumial payments to suit pur
chasers. We have also a large and
choice lot ofother lands, improved "and
unimproved, tor sale at low price and
on reasonableterma. Also busiuess and
residence lots in the city. We keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
Union Pacfic Land' Office,
On Long Time and low rate
All wishing to buy Rail Road Lands
or Improved Farms will Hurt it to their
advantage to call at the. U. P. Land
Ollice before Iookin elsewhere as I
make a specialty of buyiug and selling
lauds on commission; all persons wish
ing to .sell farms tor unitnproyed-land
will find it to-tbeir-advantage 'to leave
their lands with me for sale, as my fa
cilities for affecting sales are unsur
passed. I am prepared to make final
proof for all parties wishiug to get a
patent fortheir homesteads.
SSTHenry Cordes, Clerk, writes and
SAMUEL C. SMITH,
Agt. U.P. Land Department.
555-y " COLUMBUS, ITEB.
A TTORNRYS-A I-LAAV,
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th street,
Above the New bank.
TOIIN JT. 91 AVGHAiX,
JUSTICE Of THE PEACE AND
N OTA it Y PUBLIC,
TT J. huusox,
ltii Ktrrrt. rinnra'nriit at 'Himmnn r llit'nai.'
Columbus, Neb. 4'Jl-y
K. HI. . T1IUKNTOJI,
Otllce over corner of 11th and North-st
All operations first-class and warranted,
IUCA40 HAKIIEK MIlOl
HENRY WOODS, Pkop'k.
JSTEvery thing in lir.it -class style
Also keep the best of cigars.
jl rcAI.I.IS'I'KR IIROS.,
A TTOllNEYS A T LA W,
Otlice up.stairs in McAllister's build
ing. 11th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
llth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store,
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blankets, Curry Combs, Brushes, etc.,
at the lowest possible -prices. Repairs
promptly attended to.
And Geueral Collection Agent,
St. Edwards, Boone Co., Neb.
IF YOU have any real estate for sale,
if you wish to buy either in or out
of the city, if you wish to trade city
property for lands, or lands for city
property, give Us a call.
WaDSWORTH & J089F.LVN.
NKLSON MILLETT. BYRON MILLETT,
Justice of the Peace and
i. MILLETT Ac SON,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW, Columbus,,
Nebraska. N. B. They will give
close attention to all busiuess entrusted
to them. 243.
T OUIS SCHREIBER,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing doue on short
uotice. Buggies, Wagons, etc., made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
J3?"Shop opposite the Tattersall,"
Olive Street. f2
17 j. NCiiiJo.ifi.n.,
PHYSICIAN AND SUP G EON,
Office Corner of North and Eleventh
Sts., up-stairs in Gluck's brick huildiug.
Consultation in Germ mi and English.
Dealer in HEAL ESTATE,
AND IHSU2AHCE A9EHT,
GKNOA. NANCK CO., ... NKB.
QLATTERY & PEARSALL
AKK PKKPAKED, WITH
FIRST- CLASS A PPA RA TUS,
To remove houses at reasonable
rates. Give them a call.
S. MURDOCK & SON,
w " Carpenters and Contractors.
Have had an extended experience, and
will guarantee wati.-taction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Our motto is, Good unrk and
fair prices. Call aud give us an oppor
tunity toestimate for you. JgTShop on
13th St., due door west of Friedhof A
Co's. store, Columbus, Nebr. 483-y
LAW, REAL ESTATE
MONEY TO LOAN in small lots on
farm property, time one to three
years. Farms with some improvements
nought ana sola. Office tor the present
at the Clother House, Columbus, Neb.
COL. DM BUS
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
USTWholesale and Retail Dealerin For
eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub
lin Stout, Scotch and English Ales.
tSTKentucky Vhiskies a Specialty.
07STERS in their season, by the case
can or dish.
lltk Street, South of Depot
S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new house, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Board by day or
week" al reasonable rates.
X38etH a Flrst-Clase Table.
Jteau,....2oCent8.' Ldglnga....25 Cts
.25 Cent8.v Ladginga.
Perihelion Plague A Warn-
Ibk Voice Illomt and leuth
ami Woe from 1880
to 37 .Mlnrtllng;
Hie Seer ol"
The IJre T!iiVct of the Ay
proaclilug; terlhel1u The
Season in which to Pre
pare for the Wrath to
BY PROF. C. A. GIUMMEK.
"' It 1b pretty well understood that
the perihelia of the four great plan
etsJupiter, Uranus, Neptune aud
Saturn will bo co-incident iu 1830.
Aatrology, to-day, is ridiculed by
ninny so-called Bcientists. After
1880 astrology will be taught bv
many who reject it now. Bacon
says: "The world opposes what it
does not understand." In the case
of aatrology this is preeminently ao.
I have no desire to discuss the verity
or falsity of astrology ; I simply slate
the effects which the approaching
perihelia will produce, according to
astrological deduction. The nn'ects
which this conjunction will produce
are momentous. From 1880 to 1887
will be oue universal carnival of
death. No place on earth will be
entirely free from the plague. The
Pacific coast will not. sutler anything
iu comparison to any other portion
of the globe. The coincidence of
these planets iu perihelion will
always produce epidemic and des
tructive diseases. Three of these
planets are malific, and Jupiter, al
though a beuefic, produces evil thro'
association ; or technically, by con
junction with the others. Diseases
will appear, the nature of which
will battle the skill of the most cmi
ueut physicians. Every drop of
water iu the earth, on the earth, or
above the earth, will be more or less
poisonous. The atmosphere will be
foul with noisome odors, and there
will be few constitutions able to
resist the coming scourge, therefore,
prepare, yo that are constitutionally
weak, and intemperate, and glutton
ous, for man's home the grave.
From the east the pestilential storm
will sweep, and its last struggle will
end in the far west. Iu 512 and 1G-15
three of the planets, two of which
were malifics, (Mars and Saturn),
were iu perihelion, and Jupiter,
though a beuefic, brought evil thro'
association. Now 512 and 1G-15 were
the worst plague eras of which the
world has any record. From 512 to
540, it has been estimated that from
75,000,000 to 120,000,000 victims suff
ered death by the plague. ("Gibbon's
History," vol. iii, chap, xiv; also
"Cousin's History of Rome," vol. ii,
In 1720, Mars aud Saturn were in
perihelion, and iu the sign Virgo,
aud 52,000 out of 75,000 inhabitants,
died iu the city of Marseilles in less
than live weeks. Iu 544, 10,000 died
each day iu Constantinople. Alex
andria, Egypt, lost, in 522, 50,000,
and iu 523, S0.000 of her inhabitants
by the plague. But as bad as were
these times, they will only approxi
mate the horrors of seven years
which mauy of us are doomed never
to wilness. All the weak and in
temperate are sure to die. There is
no escape from the inexorable plague
fiend. Fortunate indeed are those
whose blood is pure, aud free from
auy taint or weakness, for thoy alone
will survive the wreck of the human
family. The intemperate and weak
will join hands and go dowu to their
graves iu tens of thousands. An
cient races will be blotted out from
the face of the earth. Asia will bo
nearly depopulated, and the islands
that border Asia will sutler fright
fully from the scourge. The coun
tries that join the northeastern
portion of Asia will suffer the rava
ges of the plague. Russia will be
the first European nation that will
suffer. Unless correct sanitary
measures are taken before 18S1, the
plague will be found devastating
large cities on the Atlantic coast of
America. America will lose more
than 15,000,000 of inhabitants if the
sewers of her cities are as imperfect
in 1881 as they are to-day. The
perihelia will bring other inflictions
upon the inhabitants of the earth,
over which mankind can exert no
restraining influence. There will
come storms and tidal waves that
will swamp whole cities; earth
quakes that will swallow up moun
tains and towns, and tornadoes that
will sweep hundreds of villages
from the face of the earth ; moun
tains will tremble, totter and fall
into sulphurous chasms; the geog
raphy of the world will be changed
by volcanic action ; mountains will
toss their rocky heads up. through
the choicest valleys; valleys will
appear where mountains stood ;
skillful manners will be lost in thej
ocean, owing to the extraordinary
Variations nf thn rnmrifiao navUm.
tors will grow pale with alarm, at
capricious deflexuie of the
needle; volcanoes that have been
dorumut for centuries will awaken
to belch forth their lava with more
violence than when iu their pristine
vigor, rainfall will deluge vallejs,
and mountain streams will enlarge
their beds and become mighty tor
rents; fires will start spontaneously
and devastate whole forests; great
fires will occur iu many cities, aud
some will bo totally destroyed;
there will be remnrkable displays of
electricity, frightful to wilness; wild
beasts will leave their natural hauuts
aud crowd info populous cities timid
and harmlesa; suffocating fumes of
sulphur will escape from the earth,
to the great dread of mauy ; an un
precedented number of ships will be
shattered iu fragments by running
on mighty rocks and small islands
that are not down on the navigator's
chart ; islands will appear aud dis
appear without any apparent cause;
the navigator's chart will prove
almost a detriment instead of an aid,
owing to the sudden change of ocean
currents, temperature and surround
ings; the birds of the air, the beasts
of the fields, and even the fish in the
sea will bo diseased; billions of fish
will die aud be cast upon the sea
shore, to fester iu the sun, and im
pregnate the atmosphere with their
foul emanation0. No fish nor ani
mal food should be eaten from 1882
until 18S5 for the llesh of nearly all
the animal kingdom and (he tinny
tribes that inhabit the rivers, streams
lakes aud oceans will be diseased,
and therefore those who partake of
the flesh sh'tli poison their blood and
be taken away shortly after. The
poison that enters the system by
eating diseased meats is just as
deadly as to be inoculated with the
plague. Farmers will be so stricken
with fear that Ihey will cease to till
the farms, and gaunt famine will
step iu to make human misery more
wretched; fanaticism will spring up
iu man' places.and bloodshedwill re
sult therefrom ; murderers and rob
bers will ply their hellish work with
impunity, for people will be absorb
ed with their trying task of keeping
alive; people will be buried in deep
trenches, tmcon fined ; the judge will
be stricken from the bench, the
pleader at the bar, aud the merchant
and the customer will be seized with
the falal malady while trailing;
death will come slow and lingering
in some cases, but in moil it will be
swift and terrible. In seaboard
towns thousands will be buried iu
the bays and harbors, the laws to the
Iu manv countries vast districts
will be deserted, and even in Europe
some porlious will appear as near
that condition as. to appal the trav
eler. One may walk whole days
over hundreds of farms without
seeing a living thing. On all the.
large tracts of land that once were
so animated with animal life, not a
vestige will be seen. The houses on
the descried farms will show signs,
of disarrangement and negligence
that plainly tell of the hurried de
parture of jhe owners to the popu
lous cities. Let fho traveler pursue
his way till he comes to the small
villages, many of which will not
contain a single living thing. Let
him look into the houses, let him
pass through the doors that stand
ajar and witness the sickening spec
tacle of whole families dead. Let
him still wander, if he yet have
courage, through fhe country strick
en with black death, and iu the
fields on the hillside, and iu the dark
corners of the mountains, and he
will see every phase of the terrible
malady; still the culminating point
of dealh is not reached the end of
all attacked with the incurable
The country people will lice to the
crowded cities for aid, but unless
they're rich, the physicians will give
them little if any attention. The
poor will die by tens of thousands
without a minister to soothe their
dying agouies. The doctors will be
iu universal demand and extortion
ate in charges for their services.
Bear in miud, no medicine or doctor
can give you any more aid than you
can yourself. The disease cannot be
cured, but unless your system is too
weak or impure, copiouo draughts
of warm water anTl a vegetarian die!
will prevent the disease poisoning
the blood in the process of digestion.
Animal food will poison those who
contiuue the use of it. Fine cotton
or sponge dipped into spirits ofj
camphor, aud kept iu the nostrils,
aud frequently changed, will prevent
the blood from being poisoned
through the organs of respiration.
After the black death there will be
two years of fire, which will rage
with fury in all parts of the world
from 1885 to 1887. These fires will
be the means of annihilating every
germ of disease. In fact every city
or .portion of a city iu which the
plague appears, should be burned to
the ground. This will destroy the
scourge. Nothing but fire can do it.
Those, who pass through those I
terrible years of woe will have great
er capacity for the enjoyment of the
pleasures of the earth. The earth
will yield twice as much as formerly.
All the animal kingdom will be
more prolific and life more prolong
ed. The average duiation of life
is said to be 3'i j ears now ; after the
year 1887 it will be twice as long or
CO years. The reason of this most
remarkable prolongation of life is
owing to the healthy electricity or
maguetlHiii that will surrouud this
globe. From 1SS0 to 1S37 the elec
tricity of this earth will be deadly,
owing to the malific influence of
Saturn aud Uranus upon our atmos
phere. During the black death the
most wouderful celestial phenomena
will be seen. For weeks the sun
will appear as red'as blood, and ter
rible convulsions will appear In that
body. The sun will discharge oceans
of flaming hydron gas that will roll
iu tumultuous billows hundreds of
thousands of miles from its center.
The moou's actiou on the tides will
be spasmodic and irregular. Tre
mendous showers of meteors will
fall to the earth and remain in an
incandescent slate for hours. Deuse
black cloud.s will veil the auu for
days, aud the moon will not shed as
bright or as steady a light as before
these dreadful days. Tho whole
heavens and earth will tremble at
the awful, continuous reports of
thunder, lasting frequently for hours,
blinding flashes of lightning will
illuminate the black sky; people
will scream with horror at the fau
tastic shapes the lightning will
assume, thousands will go insane
with tear of tho celestial phenomena;
all modes of egress from the city
will he stopped ; trains will be stop
ped on the prairies, in the mountains
and valleys, and. their occupants will
die iu them of diseaso and starva
tion ; steamships aud sailing crafts
will rot on the oceans with their
dead human freight, drifting where
the winds and waves may drive
Stout will be the heart that will
not denpair iu these dreadful times
Fanatics will arise aud cry out that
the hand of God is against mankind,
and that religious frenzy will be
rampant iu all the large cities; so
called prophets will incile their fol
lowers to deeds of blood and rapine,
but they will not hold sway long;
insanity from religious causes will
predominate iu those limes: the
mortality in the cilies where sewer
age is defeclive will be appalling.
Everything that is eafeu or drank
should be boiled well before beiiijr
used ; no cooked food or water sho'd
be partaken of if allowed to be ex
posed to the air for even a quarter
of an hour; food niUHt be eaten as
soon after being cooked as possible;
every kind of animal food should be
eliminated from the table; eveu fish
and game should uot be uned ; milk,
butter, eggs, fats and oils (except
vegetable oils),shouId be prohibited ;
vegetables grains and fruits that are
produced in each country should be
used. The elerlric condition of
everything on earlh will be changed,
therefore the products of the soil iu
our own immediate viciuity are the
best to keep the human system iu a
positive slate. When the human
organism is iu a positive condition,
it is practically impossible to con
tract disease. All persons in a neg
ative slate fo their surroundings
will be the first to fall victims to the
scourge. The flesh eater and alcohol
imbiber will go hand iu baud to
gether to the grave, for their blood
will become impure and inflamed,
and therefore be iu a negative state,
and necessarily unable to combat
with disease. Bear iu miud, no part
of the earth will he exempt from the
plaguo. The frigid homes of the
Esquimaux will be invaded by the
demon of death, and desolation will
be apparent there iu that frozen land
as in the sun scorched lands of
Africa. The Mongolian race will
suller most, for it is without doubt
the most aneient. Races are like
empires Ihey have their rise, de
cline and fall.
China will be depopulated, or
nearly go, and when the plague
breaks out in 1831, iu their country,
hordes of Asiatics will crowd their
ships and flee the country, fo spread
the loathsome horror to every land
they turn to. Every Island in the
Pacific will be swarmiug with Mon
golians, aud they will at last reach
the Pacific states, and then America
musL suffer a destruction of Hie
without a parallel in her history. I
say that the inhabitants of the
plague-stricken districts will reach
there unless mote vigilance is used
with preventive measures to keep
them back. I am not actuated by
any feeling of prejudice against auy
particular race, but the voice of the
host of Ihe heavens should be heark
ened unto, and, if by a mathematical
scheme we can deduct certain facts
portentous to the Caucasian race,
they should be giveu and followed.
In mortality the East ludia country
will be next iu order of magnitude
to China, Africa next, Europe next
aud America next. The Atlantic
states will suffer more thau the
Pacific, South America more than
North America, aud California will
be the last aud least to suffer from
this most malignant plague era tho
world has ever known. The plague
is not ouly what the perihelia brings
us, but it will be accompanied by
war, discord, civil strife, floods, in
undatious, and, seven-tenths of the
world, drouth; aud unless extraor
dinary provision is made to quell,
great uprisings, anarchy, with all Ua
horrors, will reign from 1880 to 1837.
Iu 1887 the "Star of Bethlehem"
will be once more seen in "Caisio-
pia's Chair," aud it will be accom
panied by a total eclipse of the suu
and moon. This star only makes
its appearatice-onco every 315 years.
It will appear ami illumine tho
heavens, and exceed in brilliancy
even Jupiter, when in opposition to
the sun, aud, therefore, nearer to
the earth and brightest. The mar
velous brilliancy of the "Star of
Bethlehem" iu 1837 will surpass any
of its previous visitations. It will
be seen even at noon-day, shiuing
with a quick flashing light tbe en
lire year after which it will grad
ually decrease iu brightness and
finally disappear, not to return to
our heavena till the year 2202, or
315 years from 1887. This star first
attracted tho attention of modern
astronomers in the yenr 1372. It
was then called a new elar. It was
no new star, however, for this was
the star that illuminated the heavens
at the nativity of Christ. It has re
appeared every 315 years since, and
every educated astrologer is certain
that it will appear iu August, 1838.
The appearance of this star, accom
panied as it will be by solar and
lunar eclipses together with the
baleful influence that follows the
positions that Mars and Siturn will
occupy, will cause a universal war
and portentous floods and fearful
ship-wrecks. North America will
be involved iu civil strife, and a
reign of terror will prevail iu the
Atlantic states, unless a Napoleon
arises to quell it. There will be a
war of classes--the rich will array
themselves against the poor, and
vice versa everywhere.
Taxation of Kailroutl.
The original price or cost of land
in Liucolu was 11.25 per acre. Much
of it is worth that amount per square
yard at the present time. Would it
be proper or justifiable to tax such
property at its original cost ? This
is the substance of the argument
why railroad property that is worth
f 00,000 per mile iu the uurket sho'd
ouly be taxed at f8,00.) or half its
It is the circumstances, surrouud
iugs and connections of any kind of
property that make that property
valuable. The section of laud unon
which the main part of Lincoln
stands might be worth five dollars
an acre for farming purposes if no
city existed withiu fifty miles of us.
Should it be assessed aud taxed at
its intrinsic aud original worth? Or
should it be assessed at what it is
We have often been told that the
railroads of Nebraska, apart from
their connections would uot pay a
dividend. Should they, on that ac
count, be left untaxed ? Shall prop
erty be considered as worth what it
actually is worth, or shall it be taxed
at what it might be worth under
other circumstances ?
These aro the simple questions
that are to be decided by tbe board
of equalization, and it is for the
purpose of seeing that a proper and
equitable decision is arrived at that
we have recommended and still re
quest the commissioners of the in
terested counties to have their rep
resentatives present at the meeting
of the board. It is a matter of self
protectiou that the commissioners
can not, with justice to the tax
payers of their counties, neglect.
Judge Pound sat down on Genio
M. Lambertson the other day in a
manner that made him feel all of six
inches smaller. rGenio commenced
a tirade on the ordinary abilities
displayed by the average juryman,
and heaped insult after Insult upon
the heads of the jury that had ren
dered a decision contrary to bis
opinion. The judge politely inform
ed him that his speech before the
jury could go no further until he
paused and mado an apology for his
ungentlemanly conduct and con
tempt of court. Genio withered
aud made a due retraction of the
whole abuse, after which the judge
allowed him to proceed. Lincoln
If each one examined his own
faults attentively, he would have
less to detect, and more inclination
to pardou those of others.
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