The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, April 13, 1881, Image 1
20decf9 jj Lockner THE JOURNAL. ICATFS OF AWEKTlSKVft. Space. ltc '2w lvio Sm Cm lyr tooi'uin $r..uu $: $-rj $.v fco jTito X 'l i 3.ooji2 1 HTpju f :Ki f iio IS ISSL'KU KVKltY WRIINKSDAY, M. K. TURNER & CO., --. Proprietors aad Publishers. 4 inches .Vi'i 7.30 11 11 12J 15 L 13 :t 4.SO B.7. j 10 1.30 2.23 i j 20 10 I Buxlues and professional cards ten lines or less space, per annum, ten dol lars. Letral advertisement at statute rates. 'Editorial local notices" fifteen cent a line each Insertion. "Local notices " five cents a line each Inser tion. Advertismentf) classified as "Spe cial notices" five cents a line first Inser tion, three cents a line each subsequent insertion. " - SSTOflice, on lltb street., up stairs in Journal building. yricRMS ler year,$2. Six months, $1. Three mouth, fOc. Single coples.'fic. YOL. XL-NO. 50. COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1881. WHOLE NO. 570. fie w r i T t . r Y. ! J?. SOHMOK, Manufacturer and Dealer In CIGARS' AND TOBACCO. ALL KINDS OK SMOKING ARTICLES. Store on Olive jit., near the old Post-office CoiumbuB Nebraska. 447-l BLACKSMITH AND- "Wagon Maker, "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. ALSO, THE rELurst Sz. "Brncllev Plows. I 3HRS.M. DHAKE HA Jl ST ULVKIVED A LA 11(5 E TOCK OF FALL AND WINTER MILLliERY AID FAICY ODDDS. 0: JSTA Fl'I.L ASSORTMENT OK EY KRYTHING HKLONGlNti TO " FIRST-CLASS millix- KRYSTOItK.j2E Ticelfth St., ttno doors east .State Bank: . F. GERBER & CO., - ni'AI.KKS IN- FURNITURE , AND UNDERTAKERS. 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, A 10 .Etc., in their season. :o:- JSTCrkIi paid lor IlidcK. I.nrd nnl IlaroH. 542-x WILL.T. RICKLY. HSMH QEHLRtCH i r AVHOLKFA 1.E A RETA I L GROCEES! AHi DKAI.KKS IX Crockery, Glassware. Lamps. Etc.,- and utuutrv rrtuluce ol all Kinds. tiik hi:st or n.oiin al ways kUIT( IIA-I. FOR THE LEAST MONEY! J3TGoods delivered free of charge to " ahy part of the city. Terms casli. Corner Eleventh and Olire Streets, QoljiMbus, Xet. STATE BANK, SitctKcnU Siriirl t Etii ii Tcrttr i Edit. C0LTTMBUS, NEBRASKA. GASH CAPITAL, - $50,000 DIRECTORS: Lka.ndfr Gerkakd, Pres'i. Geo. "VV. Hulst Vice Pres't. JcliusA Reed". Edtvakd A. Gerkakd. Auker Tijrker, Cashier. Bank of Iepodt, DIitcoHat aad Exchange. CellecttenM Promptly Made oa all PelatM. Pay; Interest en Tine Depos it. " - 274 MTTTTWRWI iuUIUUUJlU . UllLlLllllUlll . LUBKER Booksellers -) 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. ADVERTISEMENTS. END SPRINGS, ' PLATFORM 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 county. ESTSend for Catalogue and Price-list. II1II.. CAIX, Columbus, Neb. 434-tf MEDICAL & SWL 1MIIUTE, ..&ZWm&pss T. . MITCHELL, U. I1. B. T.AETtH,U.B 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., Coluinbus, Neb. JEWELRY STORE OK G. HEITKEMPER, ON ELEVENTH STREET, Opposite Speice .t North's laud-ottice. Has on hand a tine selected sX)ck of REPAIRING A SPECIALTY. tS"ALI. GOODS SOLD, ENGRAYED FREE OF CHARGE.! Call and see. Nd trouble goods. to show MSUliu We SCHILZ, 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, PE0PEIET0BS OF SHELL CREEK MILLS. MANUFACTURERS & 'WHOLE BALE DEALERS IN FLOUR AND MEAL. OFFICE, COLUMBUS, NEB. W3teGj'JtkJi34JiAtAiiflagr Pliys Sifflfl Wafts GlocKS ana Jewelrv & CRAMER, f Stationers, We sell uone but Mrt VTKHKK A: KNOUKL, AT THE ; COLDMBL'S MEAT MARKET Ou Eleventh Street, Where meats are almost given away for cash. 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 TTESHY OAHM, 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, DKALKK IN WI.HS, I.Kd'OHN, Fine Soap, Brushes, PERFUMERY, Etc., Etc., And all articles usually kept on hand by Druggists. Physicians Prescriptions Carefully Compounded. Eleventh street, near Foundry. COLUMBUS, : NEBRASKA ANDERSON '& ROEN, BANKERS, EUVKKTII ST., COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. 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 Real Estate. 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. 633 COI.ILHIIITS, NEB. LAND, FARMS, AND- AT THE- Union Pacfic Land' Office, On Long Time and low rate of Interest. 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 speaks German. SAMUEL C. SMITH, Agt. U.P. Land Department. 555-y " COLUMBUS, ITEB. pift?-3 FOR SALE BUSINESS CARDS. pOKNKl.UJ ANIJl.I.lVArV,. 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, Platte Centkr, Neb: TT J. huusox, NOTARY PUBLIC, ltii Ktrrrt. rinnra'nriit at 'Himmnn r llit'nai.' Columbus, Neb. 4'Jl-y D K. HI. . T1IUKNTOJI, JiESIDENT DENTIST. Otllce over corner of 11th and North-st All operations first-class and warranted, C IUCA40 HAKIIEK MIlOl HENRY WOODS, Pkop'k. JSTEvery thing in lir.it -class style Also keep the best of cigars. 5HJ.y 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 Public. Tj H.nivMiii:, 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. TIT J.THOMPSON, NOTARY PUBLIC And Geueral Collection Agent, St. Edwards, Boone Co., Neb. NOTICK! 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 Notary Public. 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, Oolum1iiH, lVel. Office Corner of North and Eleventh Sts., up-stairs in Gluck's brick huildiug. Consultation in Germ mi and English. 7M. IUJRI.NW, Dealer in HEAL ESTATE, CONVEYANCER, COLLECTOR, 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 AND GENERAL COLLECTION OFFICE BY W.S.GEER 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. 473-x 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 NEBEASKA HOUSE, S. J. MARMOY, Prop'r. Nebraska Ave., South of Depot, columbus, ii:b. 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. 38-2tf AWFUL,. Perihelion Plague A Warn- Ibk Voice Illomt and leuth Antrologlcal Wonders ami Woe from 1880 to 37 .Mlnrtllng; Sensation, Nit Hie Seer ol" the Mtnr. The IJre T!iiVct of the Ay proaclilug; terlhel1u The Season in which to Pre pare for the Wrath to Come. 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, p. 178). 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 I the" 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 contrary notwithstanding. 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 disease. 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 them. 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 original cost. 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 worth to-day? 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. Lincoln Globe. 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 Times. If each one examined his own faults attentively, he would have less to detect, and more inclination to pardou those of others.