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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25, 18S2.
Entered at the Post-office, Columbus,
Neb., as second class matter.
JAMES W. DAWES, of Saline.
A. W. AGEE, of Hamilton.
For Secretary of State,
E. P. ROGGEN, of Douglas.
For Treasurer of State,
LORAN CLARK, of Boone.
ISAAC POWERS, of Dakota.
For Auditor of Public Accounts.
JOHN WALL1CHS, of Hall.
For Land Commissioner,
A. G. KENDALL, of Howard.
For State Superintendent,
W. W- V. JONES, of Lancaster.
For Regent (to fill vacancy),
C. H. GERE, of Lancaster.
For Member of Congrehs District No. 3,
M. K. TURNER, of Platte.
For Senator 13th district.
M. L. WEAVER, of Colfax County.
Float Representative Colfax and
A. MCALLISTER, of Platte County.
For Representatives 23d District,
E. B. HALL,
For District Attorney 4th District,
THOMAS DARNALL, of Howard.
For Commissioner District No. 2,
We, the republicans of the Third
congressional district, hereby affirm
our loyalty to the cardinal principles
of the republican party as enunciated
through the national republican con
vention that nominated Garfield and
Whereas, The Republican parly baa
ever since Its organization been fore
most in adopting measures beneficial
to the laboring and producing classes.
Resolved, That the question of trans
portation is one of the most import
ant problems now before the people
for solution, end that the renuhJinartf
party of. Nebraska, sjuon fa voice the
"bbnti'ments of the people thereon in
no uncertain sound; that all trans
portation routes should be so con
trolled by the state and general gov
ernments as to prevent extortion,
unjust charges and discrimination in
any form or manner; that the action
of the different railroad companies
throughout the United States in con
solidating and pooling otherwise
competing lines and issuing free pass
es to public officers is contrary to a
souud public policy, and should be
prevented by proper legislation.
Jiesolved, That wo are in favor of
reducing all railroad fares for travel
in this slate to a maximum charge of
three cents per mile.
Resolved, That we are in favor of
abolishing the state board of equali
zation so that all the property ot rail
roads, and corporations shall be
assessed and taxed iu the same man
ner as the property of individuals.
Resolved, That we are heartily in
favor of the bill reccutly introduced
iu congress to compel land grant rail
roads to take out patents on their
lands, so that the same may be taxed,
as lands owned by individuals are
Resolved, That we, the republicans
of the Third congressional district of
Nebraska, are in favor of a careful,
honest and economic expenditure of
public moneys in county, state and
nation ; that we heartily endorse the
action of President Arthur in vetoing
the river and harbor appropriation
bill recently passed by congress,
whereby millions of dollars of the
public monies were recklessly squan
dered ; that we condemn the action of
members of congress and senators
who voted to pass said bill over the
Resolved, That we pledge the re
publican party of the Third district
to an earnest endeavor to carry out
We arc authorized to announce
that CapL J. H. Stickle will deliver
three speeches in the Third district in
favor of the anti-monopoly ticket.
The first will be delivered on the 28th
inBt. at Schuyler. Another will be at
Albion, Boone county, Monday after
noon, October 30th, at 1 o'clock ; at
Genoa, Nance count7, Monday even
ing, October 30th, at 7:20, and at
Grand Island, Tuesday, October 3l6t,
at 7:30 p. m.
Chairman Congressional Central Com
mittee. Val. refuses to debate the political
The vote of Val. for the river and
harbor steal is spoken of by himself
and friends as the anti-monopoly act
of his life. Goodness, what an anti
Val's. friends don't ask why he re
fused to go into the regularly con
stituted convention at Fremont with
bis boasted majority?
Who is responsible for two nomi
nations in the Third district? Val.
and bis friends who refused to go in
to the regular organized convention.
Judge Crouxse was chairman and
Col. Whitmoyer Secretary of the con
gressional committee, wbo alone was
authorized to call to order the Fre
Why didn't Val. and his friends go
into the regular convention at Fre
mont and take his nomination? Then
all republicans according to all rules
would have been bound by it.
Mas. Charles Turxer, a widow
of Liverpool, has given 200,000 for
tbe erection of a home for the incura
bles iu that city, and will make am
ple arrangements in the shape of en
dowment for the maintenance of the
The Journal never heard the story
of Val. having a mortgage on the
farm of T. H. Saunders, for services
rendered in procuring his pension,
until it read it in the affidavit of said
Saunders. The Journal believes it
is a concocted story, for political ef
fect. Whether gotten up by the afore
Mid affiant or some other person, the
JoDEs; al, pot knowing, don't pretend
I am not alone in regarding M. K.
Turner's imputation against Valentine
as a slur upon our organization in
Nebraska. (?. A. R., in the Omaha
G. A. B. is respectfully referred to
Special Order 220 of the War Depart
ment for farther information. Fred
Nye, Val's. $6 clerk, can tell where he
can obtain the official transcript for
The Lincoln Journal don't seem to
be able to understand that principle
and difference to the wishes of others
can regulate the actions of an editor.
This paper did not publish the names
of persons in this community whose
word would have been taken to sus
tain the charge contained in the scrap
book slip as the very best ol personal
testimony, for the reason that those
same persons did not wish their names
Miss Alice Welch, on being nom
inated for County Superintendent of
Schools in Fulton County, III., by the
Democrats, was escorted to the plat
form and made a speech, which was
declared the finest effort of the con
vention, and caused the rock -rooted
men who thought the nomination of a
woman an innovation on Democratic
doctrines, to declare that they were
captured and would "vote for the
We learn that T. H. Saunders, who
resides in the second congressional
district, proposed to come over into
this district and assist Val. at any
point to tell in person to Val's. audi
ences that concocted story about Val's.
mortgage. If any soldiers should at
tend these proposed exhibitions it
would be well enough to put a few
questions to him about the genuine
ness of the pension claim Val. helped
The star routers produce a strong
chain of evidence and affidavits in re
lation to the attempts to bribe the ju
ry. Col. Ingersoll concludes the in
terview by saying he thinks the tTh-
davits establish tlua.tac'i that ascents
an -employes of the department of
justice were for months engaged in
an effort to corrupt with money and
promise of official position to the ju
ry, upon whose verdiot depended the
reputation and liberty of the defend
ants. The Union Pacific railroad has
gladly allowed the Omaha Glee club,
& large nnmber of whose members
are employed in its offices, to assist
Valentine in his canvass, and the club
will sing at several Valentino meet
ings in the Third district. Their sal
aries, according to the statement of a
member, run on all the same during
their absence. With Val's $6 a day
clerk, who is editor of their Omaha
republican organ, and their clerks
from the offices assisting the Cu tu
rning county back pay grabber in bis
campaign, the Union Pacific seeniB to
be doing its best for Valentine's can
True republicans and anti-monopolists
should deposit their votes early
in the morning on Tuesday, Nov. 7th,
by so doing you will gain a little
time to put in some work on the im
portance of the issue at this election
and indnce some of your neighbojs
to vote with you. If republicans and
anti-monopolists fail to do their duty
at this election against this mighty
power of monopoly, it may be years
before they can unite again as square
ly upon the issue that they say must
and shall be -con trolled bylaw. There
can be no doubt but in the end the
people will triumph, but now the vo
ters have it in their power in the
Third district by their votes to re
buke a host of the leading bosses,
convention packers and bolters of the
E. K. Valentine at his Fremont
meeting the other day said he charac
terized the statement that he had been
dishonorably discharged from the ar
my, on account of fraudulent practi
ces, or for any other reason, as a will
ful falsehood. We take occasion to
refer him to a Special Order 220 of
the War Department an official copy
of which he can examine to refresh
his treacherous memory at the pub
lishing office o the Omaha Bee.
Which man uttered the "wilful false
hood"? E.K. Valentine, Capt.H.W.
Cramer, dealer in railway supplies, C.
H. Gere, that pure and fair minded
editor of the Lincoln Journal, or M.
Senator Van Wtck and M. K.
Turner held two meetings at Tekamah
and one at Blair, which were large
and enthusiastic. The speecehes of
both gentlemen had a telling effect
with the people. Senator Turner, by
request, spoke at Tekamah upon the
regularity of his nomination at Fre
mont, and a communication from that
place, which we are unable to publish
for lack of space, Bays the eyes of
many who had heretofore viewed Val.
as the regularly nominated candidate
were opened to the facts, and will
support the man who is universally
acknowledged by honest men, to be
the most fitting candidate.
One df oar shippers some time ago
took a car load ff hogs to Omaha, and
when about to return asked for a pass
over the road. The official to whom
he applied wrote ont a half-fare per
mit, as usual, and pushed it towards
the dealer, remarking that that was
the best they could do. Shipper
pushed it back, saying he could do
iuhi wen si any time. "When are
you going out?" said the official.
"When I get ready," remarked thi
shipper. "Did you work against us
in that bond contest?" queried the
official. "Yes, and I would do it
again under similar circumstances,1'
retorted the shipper. "Do yon know
that we could prevent you shipping
any hogs over those branch roads?"
"Of course you could, if yon had a
mind to, but you can't cut the legs off
my hogs so as to prevent my driving
them to where I can ship them."
SPECIAL ORDER 33.
Last week the Journal published
an extract from a newspaper clipping
from the scrap book of a gen
tleman in this city which indicated
that Mr. Valentine's army record was
not what that of an honest man should
be, and that it stamped him as a man
totally unfit to represent in a position
of high trust the people for whose
franchise he was asking. The best
evidence that such extract was mainly
true, and that the statement that was
current in this community that Val.
was engaged in swindles in connec
tion with array horses, and that such
swindling had brought about his dis
honorable discharge, was also true,
is, no doubt, the army rscords.
And such proof the Omaha Bee pub
lishes in its issue of the 23d inst. That
paper says :
We have in our possession an offi
cial transcript from the records of the
War Department, which effectually
nails Mr. Valentine as an impostor
who is trying to cover a matter of
record that should forever retire him
to private life.
SPECIAL ORDER NO. 220.
ADJUTANT GENKRAL'S OFFICE
May 11, 1SGG,
By direction of the president the follow
ing iiaineu uiucers are ucreiiy aisuuuura
bly mustered out of the service of the
United States lor fraudulent practices in
connection with the appraisal aud sale of
horses, the property of the United States:
Brevet Brigadier General U. U. Heath,
Colonel Seventh Iowa Cavalry.
Major J. B. David. Seventh Iowa Cav
alry Captain E. B. Murphy, Seventh Iowa
First "lieutenant E. K. VALENTINE,
Adjutant Seventh Iowa Cavalry.
becond Lieutenant Thomas J. Potter,
Seventh Iowa Cavalry.
Lieutenant G. P. Belden, Seventh Iowa
Lieutenant I. S. Brewer, Seventh Iowa
Lieutenant W. H. Northrup, Seventh
Lieutenants Ormsby and Lowerey,
Seventh Iowa Cavalry.
By order ol the Secretary of "War.
E. D. TOWNSKND,
Assistant Adjutant General.
The facts in the case are that . K.
Valentine, with others, waa. i.QL'p'ficat
ed in frauds upojL-ine government in
the apprvifcal aud sale ot horses. The
S&venth Iowa Cavalry were doing
service on the plains against the In
dians, and also guarding the survey
ors and construction corps of the
Union Pacific. The adjutant of the
regiment was in collusion with the
speculators who were buyiug and
selling army horses. The conspiracy
was discovered by the secret service
department of the government, aud
the result was special order 220, issued
by order of E. M. Stanton, secretary
When the regiment was about to be
mustered out three months later, five
of the officers implicated in the fraud
including Valentine, were whitewash
ed and the chief mustering officer was
authorized by Special Order No. 322
to furnish them with an "honorablc( ?)
discbarge." The officer chiefly in
strumental in saving Valentine from
perpetual disgrace was Major Geo. M.
O'Brien, of this city, who wa9 later
brevctted brigadier general. Yet
according to Captain 11. W. Cramer,
dealer In railway supplies, Valentine
bad as fine a military reuord as any
man in the regimont, and the captain,
with his wonderful memory, tells us
that Valentine was mustered out with
his regiment at Fort Leavenworth,
Kas., in 1S06. The war department
records show that Valentiue was mus
tered out at Davenport, Iowa, August
10th, 18G6, several months before the
regiment was disbanded.
This is the truth of history, Which
within itself, stamps Valentine as ut
terly unfit to be the representative of
any respectable class of citizens, least
of all of the gallant soldiers whose
name he disgraced.
Evert artifice, trick, deception and
petty 6lander is being resorted to by
the monopoly power of the Third
district, combined with its williug
and paid agents from other districts
of the state, to sileuce the voice of the
people against the wrongs of the rail
road monopolies. It will be a wonr
der indeed if the people succeed
against this wonderful influence and
power. Every power, of this all
powerful political influence seems to
have been cast into the Third district
for the purpose of electing a man to
congress whom that power is wil
ling to trust with the making of laws
that may effect its interests. ThiB
monopolist host now perambulating
the Third district know their interests
and the man they wish to trust with
them. If anti-monopoly republicans,
farmers, laboring and business men
can only do their duty by casting a
united vote against this power in the
Third district, this powerful host can
be taught a useful lesson. They will
learn that the clasB of people compos
ing the Third district can neither be
bought or influenced by this mighty
power to vote for Valentine who al
ways defends his votes, by saying he
believed it necessary for the public
interest, That appears to be his reg
ular plea for all his official acts. The
Omaha Bee applies it in the following
cases : "He robbed John Rush of his
homestead "for the public interest."
He grabbed $1,800 back pay "for the
public interest." His vote in favor
of the river and harbor steal was
given "for the public interest," &c.
DoubtlesB, voters- will do their duty
on the 7th and rebuke this arrogant
host of monopolists cast into the
Third district to drive intelligent vo
ters to the polls like cattle and bid
them vote as they dictate.
Guard tfce Ballot Bex.
Certain suggestions winks, nods
and certain repairing trains frequent
ly passing over the line of the U. P.
railroad and its branches loaded with
workmen show that great necessity
vsiets ju6t at this time for repairs on
the maid Une and branches. Of course
repairs must be made before bad
weather sets in. From certain hints
received this may mean an attempt to
mend the broken and severed bands
of the monopoly ties which formerly
bound the bosses and the leaders of
that wonderful power of oppression
to mislead, deceive and fool the peo
ple into its political support, but now
votes are needed to accomplish its
purpose, and voters must be handy to
voting precincts, so that those who
are not legally entitled to vote may
be voted quick, and then skip the
country to avoid prosecution. Com
mittee men should be vigilant at every
voting place in the Third district to
prevent illegal voting.
N-;-':-"5:.: :."-::-S :::-fllBBRKRRRlRS!K. v?
M. K. TURNER,
Republican and Anti-Monopoly Nominee for Congress, Third District.
The people must not be deceived by
the claim that republicans who sup
port Val. are really anti-monopolists.
They are only calling themselves
anti-monopolists at this time iu order
to catch votes or to curry favor with
the farmers, laborers and business
men of the Third district. Very few
real anti-monopoiy republicans are
found in Val's. raukd in this congies
sional contest, and it would be well on
the part of his opponents to test them
on this question by leading them out
a little in debating the question as
you happen to meet them. True anti
monopolists are opposed to Val's.
candidacy, because they '""au mm
tiblUb"n'ib6l of the corporations and an
unreliable rcpiesentative of the peo
ple, who has gained bis nomination
by trickery aud by the suppression of
public sentiment. The strongest
proof of Val's. monopoly connections
is afforded by the support he is re
ceiving from the corporation attor
neys and the endorsement given him
by the railroad organs. They best
know their man and how they can use
him. The farmers, laboring and bus
iness men of the Third district should
not be deceived by the professions of
these pretended friends, while at
heart they have no desire to lift the
burdeus placed npon you by the pow
erful corporations of the land, but
nothing more than au effort on their
part to deceive and mislead you to
obtain your votes. Cling to the true
issue which is sought in this contest
to regulate this mighty power by law
to relieve the people from its crushing
la answer to the absurdity set up
by Valentine and his backers that in
congress he is an anti-monopoly man,
and that he believed the river and
harbor steal an anti-monopoiy meas
ure, nothing could be more apt than
the followiug from the JElkhorn Val
ley News, whose editor is supporting
Val. tor congress :
"There is one part of his speech
that we would advise Hon, E. K.
Valentine to leave out hereafter if he
wishes to bold the respect of honest,
tbinkiug voters, and that is the por
tion in which be attempts to excuse
his vote for the river and harbor steal.
If he would come out squarely and
honestly, and own up that he went in
with the boys for the old flag and an
appropriation, we would respect his
candor; if he would ignore it alto
gether we would admire his discre
tion, but when he tries to excuse
himself by saying practically that
he voted for the steal beoauso
supposed it was an anti-monopoly
measure, opposed by Jay Gonld, he
insults every intelligent hearer by
taking it for granted that he is con
summate ass enough to believe he is
telling the truth. In fact, when he
makes childish excuse, Mr. Valentine
presents to the mind of a candid lis
tener a two-horned dilemma, and it
doesn't matter much which horn he
takes, it is equally bad for Mr. Valen
tine. If he was so ignorant as to
suppose that he was casting an anti
monopoly vote when he voted to
steal tan millions out of the treasury,
he is unfit for a congressman ; if he is
only telling the story for effect and
knows better, then he is the worst
kind of a demagogue, and doesn't de
serve a seat in congress. This open
criticism may lead to our being sum
marily fired out of the republican
party by Fred Nye and his satelites,
but we can't help it; a love of truth
and honesty compels us to make it.
"Jack Stamp" 91aken Observa
Fremont, Neb., Oct. 15. Last night
the opera house was pretty well filled
with onr citizens, who were there to
listen to the speeches of Hon. Chas.
Green, the political attorney of the B.
& M. railroad, and Fred Nye, the
yonng gentleman who in times past
was editor of the Omaha Republican.
The meeting was called to order by
George Washington Emery Dorsey,
who only a-few days ago told one of
our prominent citizens that he was a
people's man now; that the railroads
had beaten him for governor, and
that be was
NOT SO MUCH OF A VALENTINE MAN
as some supposed he was. lie said to
this gentleman that at present he was
tied up with that chairmanship of the
state central committee, but after he
was through with that he would be
The first speaker introduced bv the
reliable George Washington was Val's
clerk. Fred opened his battery by
saying that he wbb here of his own
accord, and that no individual or
party would be responsible for what
ne migni utter.
This was probably true, as I know
of no one who wonld be witling to
bear the responsibility of what Fred,
in his great egotism, might Bay.
He said Turner was nominated bv
the democrats, and that all the follow
ing Turner had was given him for the
purpose of electing Munger. That
nine-teuths of the republican papers
in this district had requested Turner
to withdraw; that Edward Rose.water
was a defunct politician, and Senator
Van Wyck,"a demagogue and a trai
tor and slanderer; that the Turner
faction was composed of dishonest
men and fools; that Valentine always
6tood by his friends and convictions.
Undoubtedly he was then think
THAT SIX DOLLAR CLERKSHIP.
He also said that Van Wyck held a
club over the head of every member
of the senate and also over the head
of the president, then afterward re
marked that Van V cU wn n'tviid of
Valentine I -suppose ho meant ti.s
as a lnjrirnl c"?"'li:sion. Loran Cirk
was stlcd by Fred a a man "whoso
fair fame hat never b"en tnrnih-d."
and that hr va onlv opposed bv deirt
agosrnea. j.hvstors and blackmailers.
Fred wt'i appla dd :ihp, but tin
first clapninsr ot the hand? wa always
dene bv Char'ov Green, he seeming to
be the only r-nr that was
AHLE TO "CATCH ON"''
to the exce'Ipnt points made by Fred
papa looked verv happy a
1 -! a v-h.
iikpwi3c din ms uncle, and uorsev
kept shifting hi ,7iTir to attract "at-
ipntion to himself. Tt was a happy
family gathcringand everybody seem
ed tickled, especially Fred.
AN OCCASIONAL IDIOTIC LAUfiH
would break out from brainless nin
compoops, who surrounded Repre
sentative Fred. But this did not seem
to add any cheerfulness to the occas
ion, as it invariably happened just
when Fred would reach the summit
of his soul inspiring flights of oratory
Fred said that he did not believe
that men were bribed by accepting
passes from the railroads. He had a
pass himself. Of course that spttled
the pass question. But Washington
was a bad, bad placp to end so jrnod
looking a man as Turner, and Fred
gave us his wrd that ho had had
many a narrow escape himself whil
living then, no did not give us any
of the particulars, but it Is generally
supposed that thce narrow escapes
happened when ho was roins "the
rounds with Valentine. But the
FIRST REAL FUNNY THING
that was said by Fred and appreciated
bv the audience was when Fred de
clared Turner was bald headed and
had been at Omaha and had his pic
ture taken. This brought the house
down and wos regarded by his faith
ful as a knock down argument against
Turner and decidcdlv in favor of Val
entine. Moreover, Fred thought that
a bald head was not a very modest
aflair anyhow, and he protested
strongly against Mrs. Langtry intro
ducing European stylo of low neck
dresses and short sleeves into Ameri
can societv. You will observo that
this part of his speech-was devoted
strictly to the political issues of the
dav. the subjects upon which ho was
aunounced to speak. He closed his
powerful effort by
STAKING HIS RErOTATION
on Valentine's honesty. This was
carrying the matter too far, and sev
eral ladies were noticed with hand
kerchiefs to their noses.
At last Fred had finished and he
woke tired ; so did the audience,
about one-third present leaving the
house when Fred sat down. The
Omaha Glee Club then sangsomething
about the Valentine boys being stick
ers, after which Mr. Green was intro
duced and commenced by referring to
the able remarks of Mr. Nye.
FRED WAS SO TICKLED
at this that he could hardly keep his
chair down. Charley made no at
tempt to be as fuuny as Fred had been,
but he tried awful hard to appear
wise and candid. He said he was a
friend of the railroads. That our
present prosperity and even our en
tire western civilization was whollv
due to railroads. The fertility of the
soil and the industry aud economy of
the farmers were not considered at all.
He said that men from the eaat with
large hearts and large brains came
west and invested large capita! in
railroads for the benefit of the people.
That the railroad properly in Dodge
county was assessed at $10,000 per
mile or nearly one-half of its value.
He evidently thought that he was
TALKING TO A PACK OF FOOLS
who did not know what the TJ. P.
road was worth per mile. The peo
ple know pretty well what the road
is selling for. They also know that
the United States government paid
from twenty thousand to forty-eight
thousand dollars per mile to build
this road. They also know that the
government gave this company a land
grant of every other section of land
for twenty miles on either side of the
road And they are perfectly well
aware that the company pays no taxes
on said land.
But, curious to say, Mr. Green
DID NOT MENTION THESE THINGS.
He never said a word about the bridge
toll nor the rebates which several of
our heavy dealers get from the rail
road company. Iu fact he studiously
avoided every issue of any import
ance before the people of ibis state.
He dared not honestly difieus the
subjects lie was announced to sneak
upon. He came here to work in the
interest of the railroads and he did his
duty well. Yours truly,
A Citizen View.
Editor Journal: Is there not
more importance attached to the re
sult ot the coming election thau usual ?
Aud first is the election of our con
gressman. The most important issue
appearing ou the political horizon is
the regulation of railroad tariff, and
suppression cf railroad abuses, and
their name is legion. Upon this issue
we will make a few comparative sug
gestion, as between the Hon. M. K.
Turner and E. K. Valentine. We
will refer to the persona reputation
of the two gentlemen only long
enough to say that at this time we do
not care to attack Mr. Valentine in a
personal way, any further than to call
attention to the raking that ho is rc
ceivingat the hands of the State press
who are opposed to him, both in and
out of the district.
On the other baud what shall we
say of M. K. Turner, and what do
the papers oppose him, say? Not a
biugle paper in or out of the district,
has a word to say against either his
private or public career that would
turn a single vote against him oven if
true ;t u fact nearly the entire Valen
tine press have spoken on the subject
aud euid that M. K. Turner is a gen
tlemen, a scholar, aud a citizen whose
honor and integrity cmuot be assailed
aud you may depend upon it if anj
fault cau be found with a man who it
a candidate tor office, these newspa
per iiipu arc sure to nnu it out ami
show it up. True, the Valeutine press
say he is a renegade, a sore-head aud
au cflke seeker, but these are ouh
mythic.:!, indefinite and immaterial
ciiarges without body, torm or sub
stance; in an emergency like the
present something must be said. But
what are the tacts, as to his being a
renegade they vnlualiy dispose3 ot
that charge by their own complimen
tary staiementa, as to his .lerling
quaiiiies above refered to, and we
who know him here where he ha-,
lived for the last eleven or twelve
years, know that there is uo truth in
such au allegation ; that he has al
wuys been a straight out aud out re
publican, and whiir ho has always
been eutiuciith jut to hi., political
opponents, he ha.- boen a- cmi.-ieully
and taithlully a republican.
How they won! 1 make it appear
that he is a sore-head, or anything or
that kiud or character, uuder the tacts
of the Fremont convention, wo will
ask some ot" the Vaientiners to an
swer. To say that he is au offi-ie
seeker, - souicitiiug that every citi
zen ot this county and vicinity know
to he untrue. Wnca did he ever ei k
i llicts either elective or appointive ?
Pieaso -iri-e, M. Valentine, and an
swer that ques ion. Two 3 ears : go
wh-.-n lie was nominated for the S.aie
MMialu it was nothii.g o! his seeking
Aud here we will rail the attention ot
ever) thinking republic 1:1 to the wis
dom ( t his select i-.ii tor this impo;
taut office. Aud first, as a puny
me.-'tire. It will be reinemb.-reil
thot the lion. Guy 0. Birr.um had
beeu elected by the democrats a
their candidate for the same ofiici.
Mr. Biriium was recognized as a very
strong candidate, being at ones a
practical tanner, aim aisO a man ot
urge .business experience, who nail
previousl), given general satisfaction
iu that position iu the senate in 1SC0,
aud his election seemed almost a lore
gone conclusion. Under these cir
cumstances the republicans com
menced to ransack their political cal
en lar for a mm who would, at least,
make a respectable run against the po
litical democratic giant, and M. K.
Turner was at lat-t selected as the sup
posed victim; and not being anything
of a coward he stepped to the front
to fight his party's battle. Let us
look carefully to the result. This is a
democratic county, Colfax county at
best is not to exceed one hundred re
publican majority. Iu this county
Turner had a majority of one hun
dred and torty-uine, and in Colfax
county a majority of three hundred
and sixteen, making a majority iu an
almo-t evenh balanced district of
tour hundred and sixt-iiva; and his
worst enemies won't claim that he
was running upon anything but his
merits ; that is, he had no patronage
of an important county office to give
or withhold, no Federal Patronage to
offer, made uo promises or pledges,
aud used no whisky or beer. "The
boys" raid "he ran liko a steer," but
those who watch the political stream,
and current of public events, with a
beeper interest than simply to read
the returns, said that he people of
Platte and Colfax counties, compris
ing tlrs senatorial district, had been
observing the situation with more
than the ordinary interest, and when
they found a man with Mr. Turner's
integrity and ability, who was willing
to accopt the trust, tiiey were more
thau willing to give it to him. When
we see the worth and merit, that Mr.
Turner has brought to this position
which he could not have taken for the
pecuniary compensation there is in it,
we say the people acted wisely, and the
trust was not betryed. No one pre
tends to charge that he was unjust or
unfair to his constituents, voting for
or against the party bosses, aud a ma
jority of his party, a3 the merits of
the controversy required, always act
ing from principle aud not from poli
cy. Indeed it we reason from cause
to effect, we will find that principle is
tho best policy.
By his large majority, therefore, he
strengthened the party ranks, and by
his integrity to principle, his election
was a wise stroke of public policy for
the people in general. To return to
his connection with the railroad
question. This seems to be accepted
as a certainty, that legislation is
needed to regulate aud restrain the
abuses of our railroads. Mr. Turner
is nominated on a platform that de
mands such regulation, a platform
thai the railroads shall be compelled
to pay taxes ou their lands, just the
same as the humblest homesteader.
This plank is wanting in Mr. Valen
tine's platform. If, however, both
platforms were entirely silent upon
this subject, with the records of the
two men hefore us what would we
expect. We would expect Mr. Val
entine to do in the future as he has iu
the past give the matter no atten
tion. On the other hand we would
expect to find Mr. Turner, fearlessly,
on the side of the right. If Mr. Val
entine is elected, it will be by aud
through the same influence that nom
inated him the railroad part'. He
is notoriously the railroad candidate,
and in congress would be entirely
under their control ; aud realiziug tho
fact that this would undoubtedly be his
last term, would be willing to lend
his influence to pas3 anv law to in
crease the power and influence of his
constituents, the railroads, and fur
ther oppress the people. Laws that
it might take years to have repealed.
and their evil influence removed.
Of all the states in the Union Ne
braska stands at the head of the list,
(considering her population) as an ex
porter and importer, combining the
two; that is, we have no home in
dustries to consume our surplus grain
and meat; it must all be exported,
and the great necessaries of. lite, fuel
and building material, must all be
imported, no wonder then that the
railroads are anxious to coutrol legis
lation in this State, and our legisla
tors in congress. No man in this state
can say that he is i 11 di flu rent to rail
road influence, when he stops to con
sider that we must import all our
coal and lumber and export all our
grain, ho"suii(l cattle. If time and
space permitted we would be pleased
to go into details showing the amount
paid by the people of this S'ate in
freights alone for coal and lumber,
and also npon oar graiu and meat ex
ports; but time aud space both for
bids. As we shall ask space hereafter to
discuss the "Woman's rights, or as I
prefer to call it, the Woraau's wrongs
amendment. I will not intrudo far
ther at present,
Oct. 16, '82.
Taken up. at my premises, on Piairie
creek, 13 miles west of Columbus,
A DARK ROAX MARE,
fifteen or sixteen years old, switch tail,
and sliphtly knte-sprung and would
weitrh about SOD lb..
W. D. Davis.
GENOA AND FULLESTGN
STAGE AND EXPRESS LINE,
V ill run Regular Tr!N making Sure Connection with .flail Trulu
Kant and 1Vvt. Feed -table and Liver) in connection at Genoa. Krrundtt
punctually attended to. Leaves Fullerton, :30 A. 31. L.-nve Genoa on arrival
of Mail Train. l.l x IE. .IOE, Proprietor and Driver.
Undertaker I Furniture Dealer,
PICTURE FRAMES AND COFFINS.
South hide llth street, two doors
eat ot lleintz's drug store.)
S. ZU ATXGXX2T,
PROPRIETOR OF THE
COLUMBUS MARBLE WORKS,
MANUFACTURER OF AXI DRALER IN
Fine and Ornamental Italian. .American and Fancy
Marble Monuments, Headstones, or amthing
connected with the Marble business.
Cnll aud examine work, get mr price., aid be convinced.
X. B. Beim; a workman of ten years experience, we an guarantee yon pood
work at a saving of from 20 to 'J.1 per cent., by giving us a call. J3J"?lio and
ollice opposite Tattursall liverv and feed stable. " " fiTi-tim
FISH BBAXD SLICEEXg
.IRC Till VIBT BEST
WATEK PKOOF COATS.
FISH B8ATO SLICKERS
WILL NdT STICK or PEEL
FISH BRAND SLICKERS
AKE.NOOT CSIO MX ITEkr
WHO ETSB GATB TSUI A TRIAU
I.wuv tcBuim wuooat uii irajo mAxz.
A. J. TOWER, Sole Mfr.
& -vNaFD -fcXavv
x w rv "v iv
.- " vu
U ' A dblblVlilltl C'AJI
Wv .X m O?" S-OI
vsr -rw-s saj
"S?C j i,TX
w LX3. VT-
All those m want of any thing in that line, will consult
their own interests by giving him a, call. Remem
ber, he warrants every pair. Has also a
TTirst - Class Root and Shoe Store in Connection
IST .Repairing TsToatly Done.
Don't forget the Place, Thirteenth Street, one door west of Marshall Smith's.
Dry Goods and Clothing Store
Has on. hand a splendid stock: of
Dry Goods, Carpets,
Hats, Caps, Etc., Etc.,
At prices It were Defer bear! of More In Oolils.
I bay my goods strictly for cash and will give my customers the
benefit, of it.
Give Me a call and covince yourself of the facts.
Csecutui ia QittuI ft till asl Tnd ft Salt!.
Leandeu Gerhard, Pres't.
Geo. W. Hulst, Vice PresH.
Julius A. Keed.
Edward A. Gerhard.
Aiinkr Turner, Cashier.
Collection Promptly 3Iade ou
Pay latere t oh Time Depos
FI3f A.L. PKOOF.
Land Office at Grand Island. Neb.,
Sept. 2G. 1-&2. f
OTICE is hercbv invpn that the
following-named settler has filed
notice of his intention to make final
proof in support of his claim, and that
aid proof will be made before the Clerk
of the District Court, of Platte countv at
Columbus, Neb., on Thursday, November
'id, lim-2, viz:
Clark EI. Blecher, homestead No. C9s
for the S. E. i, Section 2C, Township 20
north of Range -1 West. He names the
following witnesses to prove his contin
uous residence upon, and cultivation of
aid land, viz: A. F. Anderson, Ren.
Hanson, Nils Olson and Ludwick Swan
ion, nil of Looking Glaas, Platte county,
23-W-5 M. B. HOXIE. Register.
Land Office at Grand Island, Neb.,1
wet. v, isa. 1
OTICE Is hereby given that the
following-named settler has filed
notice of bis intention to make final
proof in support of his claim, and that
said proof will be made hefore C. A. New
man, Clerk of the District Court of
Platte county, at Columbus, Nebr., on
Nov. llth, 1882, viz:
George W". Clark, for the W. , S. E.
X, Sec. 26, T'p 20, Range 2 west. He
names the following witnesses to prore
his continuous residence upon, and culti
vation of, suidland, viz: Jlichael Fisher"
W". H. Selsor, Cornelius Hesaker and
Bernard Wilde, all of Humphrey Vihr
21-w-o JI. B. HOXIE, Register.
Fish Brand Slickers
ix rar niRDtjT storms
WILL KEEP TOD DRT.
FISH BRAM D SLICKERS
are the only Coata
aade with Wlre-Fast-
el Metallic Battoaa.
EVERY COAT WARRANTED.
For sale everywhere.
At Wholesale by all flraf
A e? irirroc fSily
MW STOKE! NEW GOODS!
.1 lT S T O I E X E D B Y
A large and complete assortment of
Men's, Voznen's and Children'sBoats and Shoes,
WHICH HE I'KOrOSKS TO SELL AT
DRUGS, MEDICINES, Etc.
DOM, MM & CO.,
Columbus Drug Store,
Have the pleasure of offering to their
customers, in connection with
their complete line of
ISIS. PffilT MEDICIIES. ETC.
A list of Proprietory articles not ex
celled by any of the eastern manufacto
ries. A few of the articles on our
t3TA powerful alterative and blood
D.W.&Co's Cough Syrup.
Concentrated Essence of Ja
SSTTuc most wonderful remedy ever
discovered for chapped
hands, lips, &e.
OUR EQUINE POWDERS,
JSTI-or stock, are without an equal
in the market, and manv others
not here mentioned.
nJJ fA-iai0W Z00d? are warranted, ana
" ". be refunded if satisfaction i?s
not given. 37-3m
UNDERTAKE !R !
COFFINS AND 3IETALLIC CASES I
AND DEALER IX
Furniture. Chairs, Bedateada Bn
rea2a Tbles- Safes LouSjes
&c. Picture Frames and'
aSdsIfepnirimj f aU kin of Upholstery
G-tf COLTTVTITT3 -t
business now hnr. .,.
public. You can make
money faster at wm e
ntn.;ft - 1 , " '
us man at -n,rn,: ,
v7..' uluo eise
f!2 day ad unw,V.,' ' " XLul. "art you
vMItvai UUL IIfMfri TX7".. - O --'
and upward m
t.hft Irwli. ..; - "
e at homo Kv
iris wanted xrZW.."- "'" y
in ipare tin, r"?'?.ou ca" work
time to the business -vour, whole
hoanddo tKorLX .I1!""
on anJ1 aiTakrar,y M o
engagin'at &?!?S7 by
Mouey made' fa's t " . K
Address Truk & Co
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