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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17, 18S3.
The floods of water last week inun
dated the city of Roab, Hungary.
C. A. Jacksok, route agent between
Peoria and Evansville, was arrested
last week for stealing registered
Robert Rose and Jack Morse, ot
Webster county, W. Va., while asleep
the other night in their house, were
burned to death.
Fifteen thousand persons viewed
the remains of Gambetta, and more
than two thousand wreaths were sent
to be' placed on the coffin.
A tfAN by the name of Hugh O'Don
. uell confessed the other -day at Hoi ley,
N. Y., that he participated in the
PJioenix Park murders of Dublin.
It is reported that the absconding
state treasurer of Tennessee, Mr. Polk,
has-been captured in Texas, and will
be held' for a requisition from the
Four men and a woman were kill
ed the other day and many persoca
terribly wounded by the explosion of
two boilers in a blast furnace at Beth
Mud-slinging, public, and private,
has begun against Gen. A. H. Connor,
the favorite candidate of the anti
monopoly element of the "legislature
for U. S. Senator.
"There has neveb been in Amer
ica, FOR ANY IMPORTANT PERIOD OF
TIME, AND THERE NEVER CAN BE SUCH
A THING .AS A RAILROAD MONOPOLY."
The bill to provide for performance
of duties of the office of president in
case of removal, death, resignation or
inability, both of president and vice
preeideut, passed the senate on the 9th.
Mrs. Rebecca Gearsley, an old
lady residing at West Philadelphia,
took a hot brick to bed with her the
other night, which set tho bed clothing
on fire, and -Uie was suffocated by the
The best doge of civil service reform
would be to elect all officers direct.
It would be a relief to congressmen,
and the reeponeibility would rest en
tirely with the people. Tekamuh
As the two grout pRpers of Cincin
nati have consolidated, why should
there be any profit objection to the
two, loving, "anti-monopoly"' organs
ot Grand Island uniting their fortunes
under one root?
The other day at Kansas City a mau
named J. A. White, ticket broker,
victimized a number of other ticket
Beller.o by disponing to the.ni a lot of
counterfeit tickets. He realized $3,500
and lett for parts unknown.
Jennie B. Henry, of New Castle,
Pa , sent up a toy balloon, with her
name and address attached, and re
quested the finder to notify her. In
thirty das she was advised that it
had descended at Stauberry, Miss.
O'Brien, in a speech at Mellow the
other day, said hi would justify an
article printed in United Ireland, And
prove that prisom is in the murder
trials had been convicted by packed
juries. Healy and Saxtou, members
of parliament, attended the meeting.
Gere has really got a new and
original name for Senator Van Wck
"the Nebrahka war-whoop." Not a
very bail name tor the senator, as
comiug from Gere, because this special
Otoe Indian got Gere's scalp two
A publication of the pension list
for purpose of revealing impostors
among the pensioners is urged by
newspaper!) in ninny of the tates, and
congress is advised to paa swiftly a
law authorizing the publication.
By authority of the legitdature of
TiiHuihcee the Governor ot that state
Imp ottered a reward of five thousand
dollars for the delivery of the ab
sconding plate treasurer, Polk, to the
authorities. Ho was last heard from
at Shn Antonio, Texas.
Daniel Taylor and Aaron Rhodes
wore arrested the other day at Read
ing. I'a., for tho villainous crime of
selling the moat of bogs which diod
from the effects of a bite of a mad
dr-tr, uud that the eating of the meat
gave persons the hydrophobia.
R. Lester went from Muscogee,
Indian Territory, to kill a man named
Rutledye the other day, with whom
he had quarrelled. They met and
RtMledge put the contents nf a double
barrel shot gun into Lester's body,
arjd ho was taken hack homo a corpse.
C. . Slocum, whose wife had ap
plied for a divoreo on account of his
infideliiv, the other evening nought
her at Piano, 111 , confessed his gnllt
and begged her to return. She refus
ed, whereupon ho drew a revolver,
shot himself in the bead and died in
A package of $5,000 sent by ex
press tho othrr day from tho First
National Bank of Indianapolis-to the
Citizens. Band of Muncie, upon being
opened w:ie found to contain but five
one-dollar bills, and sufficient muslin
cut to thp size of the currency to help
G. S. Renouk offered the oler day
to pledge a flrp'ist-piu for $75, which
contained thirty-five diamonds valued
at $3,000. He was promptly arrested
and rfi'jin;zed as a waiter at Long
prunrh hotel last summer where Mrs.
i of PiMehiugwas robbed of about
$30,000 worth of diamonds.
M. T. Polk, htjite tic.-ismrr of Ten
nessee, is a defaulter foi $400,000. The
state senate ha ordered, as Polk's
bends do not rover that amount, that,
tho Attorney General attach his prop
erty to coyer tho iofic.it. Mr. pnk
r erupted a high social position. His
wherenbnuts now are unknown.
And now such organs of monopoly
dictation as the Oinahn Republican
chui up insincerity upon those who
have been and j.re advocating auti
intiuoj.oly piiiiciplc ot iegislation.
Will if ?ver leam to discuss principles
iira straigl.t-forwaid manner? If it
is broad and butter, moat and drink
for ou to favor railroad interests as
BtjHlwsr tho;e of the geueral public.
tXv t.petiiy. and every body will
n spool vour motive a its value, hut
don't assume tho ground-work or
3'i.iir articles on railroad subjects, that
tlif people of Nebraska have no ense.
that thej don't know what they want,
that the "rural rooster" as yon are
pleated to think of him, the uhay-seed
statesman", don't see through your
TJwdir date of the 7tb, intelligence
was received at Cork, that the Inman
line steamer City of Brussels, Captaia
Land, from New York for Liverpool,
was run down in the channel by a
Glasgow steamer dnring a fog, and
ten persons drowned. Two of the
ten persons drowned were passengers.
Gem. LNG8Trr has. written a
letter to General Grant agreeing in
detail with bis findings im the Fjtz
John Porter case, and citing an exam
ple where he disobeyed an order of
Gen. Lee at the second battle of Bull
Run, and made a movement which
helped in the defeat of the Union
It has been supposed that a cow's
mission on earth was to raise calves,
to give milk without kicking, and to
scare women. A colored man in
Kentucky has a cow that, in addition
to the accomplishments enumerated
above, is capable of serving as a sad
dle horse, a pack mule and a draft
Mrs. Townsend, of Pendleton, Or
egon, a lady now seventy-nine years
of age, is worthy of special mention
as a champion carpet weaver. The
year she was 75 this ambitious wo
man wove nearly 2,000 yards of raff
carpet, besides milking a large num
ber of cows and making the butter
A recent dispatch from Victoria to
Sau Francisco, says news has been re
ceivad from Mitta Krtiah that Indians
attacked Bishop Rid I ay, and destroy
ed several of the mission houses.
Serious trouble is anticipated, as the
Indians are indignant at the usarge
they profess to have received at the
bands of the church authorities.
The sixth annual encampment G.
A. R. has been postponed, and will
now convene in Lincoln, Feb. 20th
and 21st, "83 Sealed proposals will
be received uutil Feb. 20h, from
cities, towns and villages in the state
desirous of securing the location of
the uext soldiers' re-union, the same
to be held during the year 1883, under
the auspices of the department of the
G. A. R. of Nebraska, at such time as
may be hereafter designated.
An old man would not believe he
could hear his wife talk a distance of
five miles by telephone. His wife
was several miles away at a store
wheie there was a telephone, and the
skeptic vat also at a place where a
similar instrument could be operated,
and on beiug told how to operate it,
he walked boldly up aud shouted
"Hellow Sarah." At that instant
lightning struck the wire and knocked
the man down, and as he gained his
feet he excitedly cried, "That's Sarah
every time ! "
The platform carpenter of the Lin
coln Journal now speaks of the pop
ular demand for railroad legislation
as "a fictitious couflict between mate
rial interests that has demoralized
politics"; and "a useless and injuri
ous agitation." So, so. This same
carpenter did more to demoralize the
republican party when be smothered
those renolutions at the state conven
tion, than the legislature is capable of
doing now. Is it much wonder, look
ing at the results, that Gere uses the
Some of the railroad organs are
claiming that the franchises of cor
porations should not be taxed. Our
constitution says they shall be taxed.
Now let our next governor (if Mr.
Dawes does not do so during his
term), recommend to the legislature
the passage of laws making the fran
chises taxable. As a contribution to
the liteiature of the time on that sub
ject we give elsewhere an article dis
cussing the means of ascertaining the
value of railroad property.
The Grand Island Time has been
all along and is yet wonderfully in
favor of railroad legislation, but now,
when the subject is about to be dis
posed of by the legislature, the Times
thinks the very best thing to do will
he to make haste slowly. "Do! do!"
was the word duiing the campaign.
"Wait! wait"! is now the admoni
tion. Aud this is a very fair sample
of the wisdom ot the average railroad
organist in these days when the peo
ple demand equal justice from all
An old childless couple, Thomas
Thompson and wife, near Ulysses,
Nob., adopted a boy and girl from
different families. When the children
grew to maturity they indulged in
undue intimacy. The fact of the con
dition of the girl prayed so upon the
excited mind of the old lady that she
became insane. One evening last
week she prepared tea and put poison
in it. All partook of it except the
girl. The old man was taken sick and
the girl was sent to a neighbor's for
assistance. When she returned all
three were dead.
Last week several destructive fireB
occurred. One at Cohoes, N. Y., des
troyiug the rolling mills of Morrison,
Col well & Page. That, together with
other property destroyed by the fire,
will reach $250,000v The large freight
and depot building of the Norfolk &
Western road at Zuni station burued.
Ar Daveunort, Iowa, T. Richter's cap
and fur store buruid, with a number
of other buildings; loss $50,000. A
fire on the west side of South Bend,
Ind.. destroed several factories; Inns
$S0 0(J0. Peoria had a big fire des
trniig property to the amount of
The Onuiha Republican and Liu
colu Journal, keeping op their no fair
ness of the rcceut campaign, still
Rpeak-of a "bolt" in the Third district
by Crounse, Whitmoyer, Turner aud
others, but, now as then, they fail to
revert to the tacts in the case which
show a clean, straight record on" the
part of tho men mentioned, and a
record of fabebood and misrepresen
tation on the part of certain close par
tisans of Mr. Valentine. Gere is as
unfair in this matter as he was in
biding the facts and distorting the
record of the proxy basinets at the
meeting of the State central cew lift 1
AT THE CAPITOL.
Of course, the ever-exciting topic
of conversation here is the U. 8. Sen
atorial contest Why this should be
so, in every recurring encounter, is
not so easy to see, but invariably the
consideration of important legislative
matters is almost laid aside by mem
bers while the senatorial fight is "oa,"
and as to "lookers on in Venice" very
little account is made of the routine
of basinees in the General Assembly..
Undoubtedly, a good deal of this is
owing to the fact that the senatorial
functions in the general government
are a matter of State pride, and,
whichever party or whichever faction
of a party wins, we all wish to see a
man of intellectual mark and a man of
character who will be, in these re
spects at least, an honor to the State
in the high council chamber of the
nation. Besides, the average politi
cian looks upon the office as one of
the most desirable in our govern
ment ; indeed, a shrewd gentleman of
this class told me the other day that
he would rather be a senator than be
president; I think, too, that the sal
ary of 15,000 a year, and-the length of
term have considerable to do with it.
There are, very apparent here, as
with the people at large in the State,
some peculiar features in this contest.
I think that to-day (Saturday) there
are a number, and no small number
either, ot members who do not know
for whom they will vote. No news
paper correspondent, however in
dustrious and pains-taking, has been
able to draw from members this de
sirable information, and only the
ballots will tell. Millard, Manderson,
Cowin, Saunders, Crounse, Dorsey,
Connor and Stickel are here, and each
4nan has bis adherents and friends;
besides these, there are some of the
darkest horses known to political his
It looks to me at present as though
we should have, to open with, first
aud foremost and all through, a rail
road and anti-railroad fight ; with the
chances (considering all elements of
the campaign) about equal; within
that contest, as of a wheel within a
wheel, first, Millard and anti-Millard ;
he out of the way, then Manderson
and anti-Manderson : I think that in
both these battles of this campaign in
the wilderness, there are enough auti's
to gain the victory, and it seems to
me now that the following battle of
the campaign will bring the railroad
candidate, whomever he may be (per
haps Cowin) in direct antagonism, in
a baud-to'-hand fight, with the anti
railroad'csndidato, whomever be may
be, perhaps Gen. Connor. Of course,
like the almanac makers, 1 give these
as conjectures, and while I have used
the military figure, there perhaps
never was a more friendly campaign.
Fire Md Death.
A terrible fire aud the most horri
ble disaster of the season occurred on
the morning of the 10th Inst., by the
burning of the Newhali house, a six
story brick buildiug, corner of Michi
gan street and Broadway, Milwaukee.
The fire was discovered about four
o'clock a. m., and in less than half an
hour the whole building was envel
oped in flames. Scenes of the utmost
terror prevailed. The inmates of the
doomed building jumped by dozens
from the upper stories to the stone
walks, and their lifeless bodies were
picked up. The shrieks of the unfor
tunate filled the air in a heartrending
manner. The people below being
unable to render any aid. Quite a
number of the terrified guests and
employes of the house appeared at the
wiudows, and' seeing the distance to
the ground fell back to perish in the
flames. The employes of the hotel,
which accommodated eight hundred
guests, numbered eighty-six, mostly
lodged in the sixth story, and exit by
way of the roof was cut off by the
fire. Individual scenes of risk and
danger, and the fearlul leaps of per
sons to escape the devouring flames
were sad and sorrowful to witness.
The latest estimates fix the number of
persons burned at one hundred, prin
cipally guests, together with a large
nnmber wonnded and injured. The
loss will reach at least five hundred
The rap given the State Journal by
the Sutton Register worries Gere al
most as much as do the ghosts of the
resolutions that he smothered at the
republican state convention. When
Gere shall learn to be fair in the dis
cussion of principles he will be older
than be is to-day and wiser. It is
easy enough to set up a man of straw,
as be is continually doing, and then
knock him down and spit on him, but
a different matter when yon meet a
fair-argument face to face. The Rem
itter had said that the railroade are
payintr taxes on about one-sixth ot
their cash value while private prop
erty (as in Clay county) is assessed at
about one-third. If-this is not true,
deny it and prove your denial, like a
fair minded editor of a newspaper
ought to do. The platform carpen
ter will find as the years go by that he
cannot smother these questions like
the ghosts of the resolutions, they will
not down at his bidding, and they
will very soon have the full vigor of
strength with them. A few years
ago the Journal would have had ti
believe that you might as well try to
regulate the price of wheat as to reg
ulate the price of carrying wheat, but
even the Journal is now in favor of
regulation, by a coftmiMtoHhaving
recently changed its idea of the con
stitutionality of that scheme.
Snow storm in New York last week
accompanied by a strong north wind.
The snow was eight inches deep and
drifted badly. Street travel difllcolt.
A similar snow storm prevailed at
Fredericksburg, Va., and lies in deep
drifts. Trains are obstructed in all
From La Crease, Wis we loan the ,
Hastings amd Dakota as Soataam
Minnesota division of the Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad are
blockaded with snow.
At Council Bluffs trains are more
or less delayed by the heavy drifting
snow, and all trains are pulled by
At Clinton, 111., the heaviest snow
storm of the season. A perfect bliz
zard and the snow badly drifted.
i The Omaha Republican says that
What the farmers need is "a man who
knows them, likes them, who desires
to assist them and who has honesty
and intelligence enough to do what
they and be desire," and this' in an
article talking against Senator Van
Wyck, who is himself a farmer. The
farmers dou't care for any particular
affection ("likes them" is a pretty,
loving phrase in the above catalogue),
but they do like to have their officials
secure justice to their interests as near
as may be, along with other important
interests. The editor of the -Republican,
when he wrote that paragraph,
evidently had in bis thoughts a man
whom he would regard as above the
farmer, an exceedingly dignified gen
tleman of fine cloth and feather, per
haps1, in whom it would be the great
est condecension to stoop to "know a
farmer" and to "like him" even long
enough to be elected U. S. Senator,
and tbea wouldn't be caught any
where, speaking to a man that didn't
have a $100 suit on.
I. M. !.
Some anti-monopolists have object
ed against Congressman Valentine's
bill that, if passed, it would give away
the right of reversion that the United
States now has. Whether this be so
or not, that objection does not appear
to hold against the bill introduced by
Senator Van Wyck, which does, how
ever, give one year's grace to the
railroads. We quote the following
from the Burtonian:
We are indebted to Senator Van
Wyck for a copy of the bill introduc
ed by him, and reported by the com
mittee on public lands, the object of
which bill is to compel railroad com
panies to pay taxes on the land graut
ed them by the U. S. government.
The bill provides that the "United
States shall relinquish and quit chrim
to any state, county, or municipality
selling unpatented lands donated to a
railroad company, for non-payment of
taxes assessed and levied upou said
lauds, all equity and iuterest the
United States may have in auy such
lands by reason of the failure of the
railroad company to pay any costs and
fees or commissions before obtaining
patents to such lands: Provided,
That only such lauds shall be taxed as
the property of such railroad com
panies to which the said c-rupanitv
are fully entitled to patents ou the
payment of costs and tees for survey
ing aud locating said lands; and the
patent shall issue to the purchaser at
such tax sale, if regularly and lawfully
made, upou the payment of the fees
and costs due the United Siates on the
land so purchased.
That all lands granted to railroad
companies, subject to payment of
costs and fees of surveing, and so
forth, shall revert to the United States,
and be considered public lands in all
cases where within one vear after
such companies shall be entitled to
pay such costs and to demand and re
ceive patents for such lands, the snid
companies neglect to pay such costs
The bill is a good one and we hope
it will become a law. Senator Vau
Wyck's action in this matter calls
down upon his head a fresh dose of
abuse from the various "railroad or
gans" of the state, who think to
squelch him with their bargaiued and
sold battering rams.
Both houses of the legislature met
ou the 8th, pursuant to adjournment.
After the usual preliminaries were
disposed of Senator Reynold's reso
lution for the appointment of a com
mittee to investigate the railroad
question was taken up aud Reynolds
moved its adoption. It was unani
Reynolds, Deck aud Brown of Clay
were then elected members of the
committee on the part of the senate.
In the House the speaker announced
the standing committees. The mem
bers from Platte county occupy posi
tions on the committees as follows:
McAllister, judiciary, enrolled and.
engrossed bills and penitentiary;
North, roads and bridges, railroads
and live stock and grazing ; Schroeder,
mines and minerals and school lands.
On motion of Mr. Roberts a resolu
tion for the appointment of a special
committee of seven upon apportion
ment of judicial districts,was adopted.
Some twenty bills were Introduced
in the house, among the list one by
Mr. Palmer, to provide for the prose
cution of railroad companies that
shall violate laws regulating freight
and passenger rates. Also another by
the same, prohibiting the giving or
receiving of railroad passes or privi
leges, to or by state and county officers,
and members of the state legislature
In the Senate on the 10th, the CbiV
cago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha
railway company presented each
member of the senate with an annual
pass over its line of road in this state.
Mr. Reynolds offered a preamble and
resolution stating the factn aud the
resolution which in substance says the
senate disapprove the acceptance ot
free passes by public officers of this
state, which was carried by a vote of
27 to 4, those votiug no being Can-
field, Couklin, Harris and Sowers.
A large number of new bills were
iutroduced into the senate and quite a
number read the second time.
One of the new bills iutroduced by
Mr. Chase to provide for the election
of county attorneys aud to abolish the
office of district attorney, may be ot
some interest to the people.
Memorial and joint resolution by
Mr. Dolan to congress relative to
lands in the state of Nebraska granted
to railroad companies and uot taxed.
In the House C. . Magoon was
appointed clerk for the committee on
privileges and elections.
A large, number of new bills and
resolutions were introduced in the
One by Mr. McAllister to provide
a system of precinct high schools.
A bill by Mr. North to define the
boundariee of Boone coanty.
A number of bills were read a sec-
oad tuaa and jrafarrasl to oeausittatarl
Some timo since I. D Evans, editor
of the Sutton Register, one of the
most level-headed tueu iu the state,
wrote au article for his paper on the
above subject, at which the Omaha
Republican had sotuo reply to make
which wrought the .following re
sponse from the Register, since which
time the little man of the Republican
has had very little, if anything to say
on the subject. We give it space, be
cause, first, it is most excellent food
for thought, aud, second, because if is
a subject prominently before the leg
islature: The Omaha Republican calls upou
the Register to show, if it cau, that
the railroads of the tate are not as
sessed as high as other property. One
of the reasons for its existence is that
the Register may impart information
to those in search of the truth. Hence,
we hasten to comply with the very
reasonable request of our metropoli
To establish the fact of inadequate
valuation of railroads, for purposes of
taxation, beyond question, it would
be necessary to come to some agree
ment as to their "cash value." Upon
this point the railroad manager and
the anti-monopolist do widely differ
ent figuring and come to widely
varying conclusions. Applying the
same rule to ascertain the value of
railroads, that we do in finding the
worth of other species of property
which appears to the Register to be
perfectly fair we come, approxi
mately to this result, viz: That the
Union Pacific road, for instance, is
worth not less than $70,000 per mile.
If a man had a standiug offer of $15
an acre, in cash, for his farm, it would
not be unreasonable to conclude that
the farm was worth at Iea9t that
amount. If this estimate then is a
fair one, we find that this road is
worth in the market any day, for cash,
over six times the assessed valuation.
Again, to prove that this estimate ot
the value is fully justified, note the
net earnings reported by the officers
of the road as beeing $0,468 per mile.
This shows a clear profit of ten per
cent on an investment of $64,680 per
mile, to say nothing of the indebted
ness. If the charges for services are
reasonable, as claimed, then ce.tainly
mu9t it be conceded that this estimate
of the valuation is not too high. The
ability of a road to earn dividends,
measures, iu great part, its value iu
the stock market. An equally strong
showing can be made tor the other
roads in the state. I he Register
therefore concludes that the railroads
of the states are not assessessed at
moro than one-sixth of their cash
But how as to other property ? The
disparity between the assessors' re
turns aud the real value ot property
is great, as we have taken occasion to
remark every spring. That this dis
parity is nothing like as great as above
shown with reference to railroads, we
think it can be fully demonstrated.
We h-ive no statistics at hand ex
cept for Claj county. Here we find
that horses are assessed at an average
of $25 per head ignoring fractions.
Mules at $30, cattle at $8, sheep at 90
cents, hogs at $1.10 and laud at $3 50
per acre. Now we undertake to say
that those valuations are fully one
third of the cash value of the several
classes of property enumerated.
Horses, in which term are included
colts aud ponies, and the halt, lame
aud blind, of all ages and conditions,
are uot worth on an average $75 per
head by a considerable. Nor are cat
tle, including all grades aud ages,
worth $24 a head. Nor sheep, in
cluding lambs, $2.70. Hogs, includ
ing pigs of all ages, may possibly be
worth $3.30. The average value of
laud of this county, good aud bad,
improved aud unimproved, is much
less tbau $10 50 an acre. This assess
ment then is rather above than below
one-third the cash value of the prop
erty. But it is frequently remarked that
sewing machines, organs, pianos, etc.,
are assessed at merely nominal prices.
As a matter of fact they have no mar
ket value to speak of as auyone can
see by allowing an article of that
class to be sold for taxes, or even
offered for sale by the owner. The
cost ol property of this kind, or of
railroads, bears very little relation to
its subsequent value.
Every railroad iu Nebraska increas
es in value with every day that passes
the value of its franchise, aud li
ability to earu dividends are en
hauced by every man who makes a
borne on the prairies, aud by every
bushel of corn aud wheat that is
raised. Orgaus and pianos, on the
other baud, have no productive value
whatever, and their market value is
Here then are some of the reasons
why we say that railroads are assess
ed too low. According to our best
information their assessed value is
uot more than one-sixth of their ac
tual cash value; while private prop
erty, as shown by the assessment of
Clay county, i9 listed at fully one
third of its cash value. In other
words, if the present valuation of the
railroads was doubled it would bear
about the same relation to its cash
value that the assessment of private
As to the manner of making assess
ments, we are not at all sure that the
substitution of precinct assessors tor
the present method would accomplish
the desired result. In Wisconsin,
where the assessor system prevails,
the result is not at all satisfactory.
The difficulty of properly distribu
ting the rolling stock, and the proba
ble ignorance of the assessors as to
the value of the property, as well as
the liability of each precinct having a
different valuation, are some of the
more patent objections to this system.
The Register is possessed of no patent
process by which these burdens can
be evened up, but trusts that the com
ing legislature may be able to devise
a fair and satisfactory remedy. In
the meantime it hall be glad to ob
serve the Republican discussing these
questions in a spirit that is willing to
perceive auotber than the railroad
view of the controversy.
Tiikkk is a paragraph goiug the
rounds of the railroad papers copied
from the New York Tribune, that
needs a little addition to make it pal
atable. It purports to be a recipe for
the triumph of the Republican party
in '84, in brief, viz: 1st, reform the
tariff; 2d, abolish all iutcrual revenue
tax, except on liquor aud tobacco;
3d, pas the best measure of civil ser
vice reform attaiuable. These are all
good enough iu their way, but the
country demands atteutiou to the
transportation question, as being of
more worth in dollars and cents than
all the other reforms put together, and
this last thing, done earnestly and
effectively, no chance of political for
tune could keep the old party from
winning in 1884.
A good vein of oil has been struck
in Sarnis Tp., Michigan, at 565 feet.
A company intend to torpedo the
ME, LUBKCR & COS,
AND A FULL LIKE OF
PampM and Wild mil-.
To All whom it may Concern.
THE COMMISSION KR appointed to
locate a road, eouimencin at the
northeast corner of the southeast y of
the northwest of Sectioir27, Township
19 nojth, of Range' oneat, 6tb P. M in
Pfatte county, . r'unningy(henee east and
terminating aVihe nofthfeast corner of the
southeast il the Bontbcast Li of Section
27 of the abpve Tojfnsliip ana Kasre, and
to intersect theMJiockNiload," ha re
ported in favor
f the establishment
Commissioner has also
f the sstnblistxuent of
j: at Station NtoK on
a roan c
(on thhalf section line
ana south in Se uon M.
uortlhof Range? 1 east),
; soutjfNin the Y. Section
evt thrf roaOsTunning east
tbXTfiwnshinslihe. and oh
line of sifA Section 21: the sad
iouer furlhciL renort-d iu faVor
ing so much ottne (.oseKe o.iu
which Is now located between Stations
7 and 8(of said road in said Section f, and
all objectious thereto, or claims for" dam
aire:? must be tiled in the County Clerk's
office at or before uoon of the 1st day of
.Marcu, A. !., lmsi, or such road w ill be
established and vacated" without refer
ence thereto. ' I
Columbus, Xeb., Dec. 13, 18S2.
34-3 Countr Clerk.
Office of ComVtkollkk of the Cur-)
HERGES, ByVtisfacrry evidence
presenteu iodine unAersigneokit uas neen
madevo apear that YThe First National
BankoCCtflumVus,' ithe citvwf Colum-
bii". in lh couriVy of Watte, atfa -tate of
Nebraska ua complied vunwiue pro
shall lie au-
Thkrkfkk. I.VTohn Xav Knox,
roller of tk Currenev, i herebv
that "The Virs NtioualB:uik of
bus," in theVHy ofy 'olunkjus. in
ty of PUttelLinil Stale ot XVbras-
amuiorizeu i imminence tueusi-
nking a plpvided in seAion
nilreuanu Vixtv-nine or uic
Revised StiKutesif the Itnited Stales
seai.. nesVinv hand aVl seal ot'otHce
tliiw7th dav ofetober. 18S2.
27-'2m ConiptrrfVJej: of the Currency.
H0TICE OF CONTEST.
I'. S. Laud OUicf, Grand lland. Xeb.J
Dee. 'JlMi. 18S2. )
COMPLAINT having been entered at
this otlice by Jatne E. Munger
against William Dunlap for abandoning
his homestead enlrv No. 10612. dated Oet.
2Sth, 18S0, upon the N. J N. V. i, Sec
tion 10, Township W north, Range 2 west,
in Platte county, Nebraska, with a view
to the cancellation of slid entry; the said
partie.- arc hereby summoned to appear
at this office on the loth day of February
lifctf, at 1 o'clock p. m.,- to" respond anil
furnish testimony concerning said alleged
abandonment. Deposition in the uDove
case will be raken before H.J.Hudson at
his otlice in Columbus, Neb., on the 30th
dav of Jan. 1S&), at 10 a. in. and continue
:iti-4 M. B. HON IE, Register.
H0TICE OF CONTEST.
Land Office at (J rand Island, Neb.,)
Decpmhpp&Sd, Vi$l. f
C COMPLAINT having been 'entered af
J this ollied, by JenUohan3pu against
Andrew P. Johnon lor abandoning his
Hoinestfcad tfwfy No btO.tf dated Nov.
litlh, 18T!, uui the N. WN WV i. Sec
tion 28, Township 19 north, Ranjje 4 west,
iu Plall&counfy, Nufiraslva, with a view
to the &niccll:ttij)0 of said entry; the
said lUrties are iercby suumouea to an.
pearat tuis inqce on th l."thday of
spond and IprnisliUe.stiinouy concerning
said alleged abandonment. Depositions
in the abova case -U be taken before
II. J. HudsoiV at his; office in Columbus,
Neb., ou the 3lst day of January, 1883, at
10 a. in. and continue until completed
:M-f M. R. HOXIE, Register.
Land Office at Grand Island, Neb.,)
Dec. 15, 1SS2. I
NOTICE is hereby giveu that the
following-named settler ,ua tiled
notice of his iptention r6 m"ace final
proof in support of hisclaim, :nd that
said prohf will bAmadje MJotp tha Clerk
of the District CouoLiMatteebu-nt j at
Colurabus Neb., Jth Tlriirstia, January
18th, 1883, iz: S X
Franz Scnmifl, HojmesteafQ fo. 6964 for
this E. y. ofyOie S42.Vi of Se(?k 18. Town
ship aoTitorlli of RWgo 1 West. He
name s,,ne folhKvingTitnessesto prove
hi-, continuous residence upon, and cul
tivation of said land, viz: William Ties-
kotter. Henrv L'ohaus, Julius Kruger
and Courad Fuchs, all of Humphrey,
Platte Countr, Nebraska.
34.W-5 M. B. HOXIE, Register.
Laud Otlice at Grand Island, Neb.,)
Dec. 21, 188-2. f
VfOTICE i hereby given that the tol
1 lowing-named settler ua tiled notice
of his Intention to inukv liual proor in
support of hiselaitn, aud thi said proof
will be made before tflerk of the District
Court, for Platte county, Nebrask.i, at
county seat, on January 27th, 1S3. viz:
Daniel Wilson, homextead No. 0371 aad
IOSTkJ, lor the N. E. i. Sec. 4, Township
l, Range .1 West. He names the follow-
tier uiinHnM to nrni'c his i-ontiiiiinns
residence upon, and cultivation of said
land, viz: Authony Cady and James Free
of PoHlville,Neb., Win. J. Thurston of
O'lvay, Neb., and Nils Anderson of West
33w5 31. B. HOXIE, Renter.
Land Otlice at Grand Island. Xeb.J
De. ltf, 1SS2. i
"VTOTICE ishereby jriven that the
J3I followipj-nanied settler has tiled
noti&e ofJfiB iutentioti to make final
proofNnJupport of hi-tlaim, and that
said pjtoof will Memad before C. A.
Newin&n. Clerk nMhe District Court, at
ColumbuV Nebraska, ou January 20th,
1833 viz : S
John Neuron, Homestead Kutry No
xr t.- ,x
uVe 4 wAt. He
names the followin
witdesse to" prove
bis continuous re
nee udo4i and cul-
tivmtion or said laru
J. Swygard, of St
Co., Neb., aud C.
EdwardP. O.. Bcone
Koch and N. Koch, of
West Hill P. O., Platte, County, Nebr.
34-W.5 31. B. HOXIE, Register.
On Thirteenth St., and Nebraska Ave.,
over Friedhofs store.
garOgce hours, 8 to 12 a. m.; 1 to 5 p. va.
Qujl AfBftACGH, Dentist
. SI'AIM.KAND KA.Vl'Y :
FRESBs CANMSD AND SUED FRUITS,
Choioest Varietio. in
China, Glass and Crockery
J. 2. MUN6EB,
Undertaker Furniture Dealer,
PICTURE FRAMES AND COFFINS.
South side 11th street, two door
east of Heint7. druir store.
fisb b:im sliciebs
it ii: ir c'st
C ST .'
WATEB PBOCF t'OA
rt'ii rrt . t h ffii'rroc
sr i.Tri nuA.t .ibitabua i
UAN8T STICK or PEELl
FISH BRAND SLICKERS
aue jr iMtD r Erisr
HORSEMAN A FARMER
WHO ETIK CATC THEM A TKIAL.
Nana gtnnlne without thi trsd mule
A. J. TOWER, Sole Mfr.
ri a. m m l r v x rv
aa .nyvcrfo -s
- --- A-lTf
i " IXU MBIT' J I ill
v y slickers arm
VA T - - I .l I
xvx ".-k. r.'-' x rif m ym
XSkinjV' At A
B B. 9PV N. k
All those in, ivuiu 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
First -Glass "Boot and Shoe Store in Connection
35T J"opairinir N"eatly 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 or
Dry G-oods, Carpets,
Hats, Caps, Etc., Etc.,
At prices that were lever beard of before ia Colonics.
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.
Eleventh St., one door west ol"
Ha on hand a full assortment of
CROCKERY & GLASSWARE,
Pipes, Cigars and Tobacco.
Highest price paid for Country Produce.
Goods delivered in city.
GIVE ME A CALL!
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Illudtrated Weekly Paper
published? If so, snb
0 scribe for Tke WmUj
Grapkio. It contains four pages
of illustrations and eight pagu
of reading matter. It is terse.
It la vigorous. It is clean and
healthy. It gives all the news.
Ite home department is full of choice
literature. Farming interests receive spe
cial and regular attention. It treaU inde
pendently of politics and affairs. During
the year it givee over 200 pages of illustra
tions, embracing every variety of subject,
from the ehoiceet art production to the
customs, manners and noteworthy incidents
and everyday scenee of every people ; and
Cartoons upon events, men and measures.
Try it a year, subscription price $2.50 a year.
Sample copies and terms to agents, 5 cent.
Addbbh THE WEEKLY GRAPHIC,
182 & 184 Dkabbobn Street, Chicago.
We offer The Weekly Graphic in
The Columbus Journal
For 3.90 a year iu advance.
fieople are always on the
ookout for chances to
increase their earnings,
find iu time become
wcalthv: those who do not improve their
opportunities remain in poverty. We
otTer a jrreat chance to make money. e
want manv men, women, boy and k""'
to work for us right in their own localities
Any one can do the work properly from
the first start. The ' usiaeas will pay
more than ten times ordinary washes. Ex
pensive outfit furnished. No one who
engages fails to make money rapidly. You
can devote your whole time to the work,
or only your spare moments. Full infor
m.tinn ami )i that i nppdpd sent free.
Address Sxuisox & Co., .Portland, Maine.
HARD AND SOFT
EOSo C2CAX 38.50.
TAYLOR, SCBOT TEMIL
DRY GOODS !
Knots & Shoes, Hats & Caps,
FUBEHINS GOOD: ASD NOTIONS.
LOW V KICKS FOK CASH.
Fish Rrand Slickers
It THE IMBDE3T TtN4
WILL KEEP TOD Dlit.
FISII BBAXD SLICKERS
are the only C'uut
mutfe with Wlre-Fuct-
ened Metallic Buttou.
ERY COAT WARRANTED.
For sale everywhere.
holennlc by all ilrat-
NEW STORE! NEW GOODS!
J lT s T u P E N E I 15 Y
A large aud complete assortment of
lien's, Women's and Children's Boots and Shoes,
WHICH UK PKOPOSE!) TO SELL AT
S3::tu:rst3 3imrl i Sail i;i Tsrstr X HsUt.
D I RECTO KS:
Lkandkr Gerhard, Pres'f.
Geo. W. FIdlst, Vice Pres't.
Julius A. Ref.p.
Edward A. Gerrard.
Aknkk Tur.vkk, Cashier.
Baatk of lIf, OitirouHt
Collection Prompily Unite ou
Pay lateresl on Time Deposit-
COFFINS AND METALLIC CASES t
AND DHAI.KK IN
Furniture. Chairs, Bedsteads, Bu
reaus Tables. Safes. Lounges,
&c Picture Frames aud
1ST 'Repair imj of all kinds of Upholstery
6-tT COLUMBUS. NEU.
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