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WEDNESDAY 31 AY 2, 18SC.
"More rain, more grass."
New carpets at Kramer's.
Bock beer day yesterday.
--Follow the crowd to "Fitz'a." 3
Black Ottoman silk at Kramer's.
"Wm. Ryan is clerking with Pat.
G. Turner arrived from Ohio last
One of John TannahiU's children
Buy one of Kramer's health
Closing out at cost at "Winter
botham's. Thirty yard of calico for 81
Summer silks, new styles, at
C. C. Carrig of Platte Center was
in town Monday.
Trunks and traveling bags at
Norris & Taylor's. 2
Good goo.ds, cheap, closing out,
Coffins and all .kinds of funeral
goods at Munger'a.
Clean out the collar; bury the
Late styles iu filigree buttons just
received, at Kramer's. 1-2
James Hudson of Booue county
was in town Saturday.
"Del." Nelson of Norfolk was in
town Monday and Tuesday.
Wagner's checkered barn is being
repainted in brilliant colors.
Fred. Stenger has erected a good
aied cattle shed on his farm.
A beautiful assortment of parasols
and fans at Norris & Taylor's. 1-2
It looks natural and home-like to
sec John Ilar.cy around again.
C. II. Young and his brother have
a carpenter contract in Omaha.
Cooley's celebrated health corset ;
come and see it at Friedhof & Co's.
Bishop Clarksou will officiate in
the Episcopal church Sunday, 11 a. m.
Kesidenters on the outskirts of
the city are favoring a line of Herdics.
Mrs. S. I- Barrett and children
have gono to Kansas to visit relatives.
Several "drunks" Monday, even
ing, and two or "thfeo of them got
Stoves, a general line of hard
ware, cutlery, etc , at cost, at Wlnter
botham's. Henry Carrig looks for a tumble
in the price of hogs and cattle the
Two thousand calves, three train
loads, were recently shipped to Wil
.John Gogau who has been sorely
afflicted for many months, was in
town lust week.
Father Bobbins ot Bellwood died
April 2fth. He was an early settler
of Butler county.
Col. Whitmoyer gained all his
six cases tried at the recent term of
court at Fullerton.
Now is the time to supply your
self with hardware at bottom figures,
-Jersey Jackets at Kramer's. 1-2
"Sandy" is the postal clerk now
between Atchison and Columbus, and
he'll make a good one. ,
Plenty of old papers in bundles
of ten each, for five cents a bundle,
at the Joru.vAi. office. tf
Bochon & ltoutson are erecting a
large, new water tank for supplying
their street sprinklers.
Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Hoen return
ed Saturday from their bridal tour
J. S. Murdock is beginning a new
house for Hon. .1. E. North, in front
of his present residence.
April l!0th a pair of ponies were
stolen from the stable of Ben. Calder,
nine miles west of Seward.
Don't wait for a canvasser to call
on you, but send in your orders for
job work, when you need it.
The managers of the Driving Park
should sec that the track is in first
class shape for the Juno races.
John Tannahill was at David City
and Ulysses last week, and sold a
large number of house plauts.
Tho largest stock of carpets in
the city to select from at Friedhof &
Co';?, Bonesteel Bros, old stand.
The premium list for the State
''.Fair is out. Address D. II. Wheeler
at Plattsmouth, if you want a copy.
R. H. Miller, Esq., secretary of the
Nebraska City Manufacturing Co.,
was in the city last week on business.
Summer silks at Kramer's.
The new law requires county
treasurers to publish statements of
the affairs of their office twice each
George McKclvey has been up to
his farm in Boone county setting out
trees and making other improve
ments. Grand opening, at Mrs.
Drake'f to-morrow (Thursday ).
All tlie ladle are invited1 to
Dandelions are now ripe enough
for "greens", and those who have been
accustomed to eating them say they
The Osceola Record says that
Frank Campbell is the owner of a calf
only four days old that weighs over
Treasurer Early, Sheriff Kavan
augh and County Clerk Stauffer have
been planting a large number of trees
One of Otto Baker's teams ran off
Monday with Geo. Callison, scatter
ing the wagon around over the coun
try. Nobody hurt.
Butler county's two horse thieves
broke jail the other morning by saw
ing out with a case-knife. They were
recaptured a few miles off.
Lawns and piques at 5 cts. per yd.,
at Friedhof & Co's.
Wanted, a good boy to work job
press and do errands at the Journal
office. Apply immediately ; one who
can board at home preferred. ltf
The Joubnal continues to make
investments in new material for doing
job work, made necessary by the in
creasing demand for fine work.
Mr. Allen, of Omaha, the tree
mau who has written np so many
good articles on Nebraska for the
newspapers, was in town Saturday.
L. Staab is very busy these days
building houses for his neighbors.
Mr. Hacheman'a dwelling was his
last, and Mr. Faas's will probably be
Senator Reynolds of Butler Co.,
who received the title "King of the
Antimonopolists' in tho legislature
last winter, was in the city Friday
M. Whitmoyer and J. G. Higgins
were in attendance on court at Fuller
ton last week. The Col. says there
was nothing extraordinary in pro
ceedings. It .is reported that the insurance
authorities, without assigning any
reason, have refused to pay insurance
money to the widow of Barclay Jones,
Judge Barnes, and lawyers Bell
and Gray of Fremont came down
from Fullerton Friday. Judge Post
went to Knox county in Judge
The Schuyler Sun says that the
cljild of Mr. and Mrs. II. Saunders,
aged about three years, died on the
19th ult. at the residence of Wm. Ste
vens, near town.
Thos. England, who has been
visiting his son the past winter at
Bennets, Pa., returned last week and
will remain at bis farm in this county
during the summer.
More side tracks are to be put
down in tho U. P. yards. The travel
ing public are crying aloud for a new
first-class passenger depot, and we
believe they are going to get it.
Everything at A. Henry's sale
Monday, went high. Cowb -brought
$30 to $G0; yearling heifers $21 ; year
ling steers $23 ; calves .$10. A goodly
number of people were present.
S. H. Anderson, late of Illinois,
has located at Genoa, and is putting
up a residence: He has also leased
some land near this city, and is fenc
ing it, intending to deal in stock.
Sale bills, posters, dodgers, state
ments, bill heads, note heads, envel
opes, circulars, all kinds of legal
blanks, briefs, etc., printed "with neat
nees and dispatch," at the Journal
It is always best for a newspaper
reporter to get his facts at first hand
if he can, and then ho will come
nearer the truth, which, of course, is
the aim of every man who handles a
II. J. Hudson showed us last
week some stalks of pie-plant taken
from his garden that measured from
one and a half to two inches through.
Nebraska can beat the world on veg
etables. N. P. Paul of Howard county has
secured adivorce from his wife Lucile.
The Phonograph 6ays that the charge
was of such a character that the do
fen daut will be ineligible to marriage
in the future.
The Fullerton Journal says of
two of our old citizens, that Harry
Magoon has been seriously ill, but is
now able to be around again, and that
Wm. Davis has rented his farm and
moved to Genoa.
J. B. Delsman's four children
have been sick with scarlet fever, two
of them having also the diptheria.
The little boy remarked, when peal
ing off the scurf, "Pa, you're going to
have a new boy."
Our old friendB John S. and Wm.
Kerr of Cadiz, Ohio, who moved to
Wyoming Ty. about fpur years ago,
makipg the trip all the way by wagon,
have recently sold the land on which
they settled for $0,000.
Mrs. Jacob Gregoriu9 and her
children returned Thursday from Lar
amie, where her husband has been at
work for some time. She returns on
account of her health, that climate
not agreeing with her.
Capt. Vorhes df St. Edwards still
persists in wearing a "plug" hat. We
only know of one other along the
same line of railroad, so that the Capt.
is a monopolist to the extent of one
half that entire business.
Lost. Between Clother House and
Friedhof's store, Pass No. D 93, in
favor of Mrs. G. W. Barnhart and
daughter. Person finding it will
oblige by leaving at the Journal
office. G. W. Barnhart. 2
We are asked to state that the
butter case, also the muslin case in
Creston precinct, are all a mistake.
We don't exactly understand the mat
ter, but our informant, who is a
trifthful man, says he does.
Wm. Gerhold's team got away
from him one night last week, while
William was lighting his -pipe. They
brought up unhurt, colt and all, at
one of M. K. Turner's hay stacks,
about 9 p. in., and were taken in and
A 6uit Monday before Justice
Hensley and a jury, between James
Ducey and John Walker, resulted in
a verdict for Ducey of $125. The
allegation was that one of Walker's
cattle had gored a mare of Dncey'e, so
that she died.
At 4 p. m. last Wednesday Saml.
Reinke lost by fire, 10 hogs, 4 head of
cattle, barn, granary, hay, machinery,
&c, to the amouutof $500 to $600;
partially insured. The origin of the
fire is in doubt; it was not a prairie
The Schuyler Sun thinks the first
duty of au editor is to get the truth
into his paper, in which saying the
Sun is eminently correct. "Sir Isaac
Newton 6aid : "If a measure is to be
filled, and I can first fill it with wheat,
there will be no room for chaff."
Prepare to fence now don't de
lay another year. Yon need the
fence, your stock will appreciate free
range over their pasture, and your
purse will scarcely feel the outlay at
74 cents a pound for the barbed wire
at Winterbotham's. Call soon.
The A.&N. passenger train from
here connects at Seward and is con
solidated there with the. train from
Central City. The passenger train
has been discontinued on the Nebras
ka Railway between Seward and Lin
coln, and now .goes via Milford.
At .Manger's you will find a
splendid variety of furniture of all
descriptions plain, neat and tidy;
also highly-finished, -beautiful and
costly, suitable to all tastes and purses.
Call and see his 6tock, for you will
be sure to see something you need.
Leopold 'Jasggi of the firm of
Gus G. Becher & Co., started Monday
for Switzerland,-where he expects to
pass the next six months in visiting
friends and relatives. Leopold is a
successful young man in business here,
and deserves to take rest and recrea
tion. Joseph E. Tasker and John G.
Routson are about to open a land and
loan office in this city. Both are well
and very favorably known 'in this
region. John G. has been connty sur
veyor, is now deputy surveyor, and is
well acquainted with the "lay of the
land" in this region.
Two boys died April 14th near
Camden, from eating cake into which
their little sister had put some berries
which they had found on the prairie,
and which the little. girl had baked
during the absence of the parents in
Crete. The berries are supposed to
have been belladonna.
Peter Ericaon sayB that in boring
a well two miles east of.Platte Center
for Mr. Bell, at a depth of 135 feet he
passed through four feet of limestone
rock ; before that the auger had pene
trated several beds of soft stone, and
Mr. Ericson believes that Nebraska
has coal under her surface.
"Rejigious. services at the M. E.
church this city next Sunday will be
conducted in the morning by Rev.
W. T. Price, and" in the evening by
Elder Maxfield. Hereafter the time
for religious 'services will be at 11
a. m. and'8"p. m. The Sunday school
is held regularly at 10 a. m.
John Tannahill organized a Grand
Army post at 'Fullerton Tuesday of
last week. While on his way up he
left with an-obi soldier at, Genoa a
blank application for charter, and on
his return was informed that he had
obtained' twenty-three names, with
the prospect of many more.
Wm. Keller, trainer and driver of
trotting horses, died at the Sisters'
Hospital Sunday last of consumption.
He had handled some of the best
trotters iu the State, among them
being "Boston Dave," "Tib," "Gray
Dan," "Wahoo Chief," and other good
ones. He was his own worst enemy.
Lorenzo Clark narrowly escaped
accident Thursday morning. His
buggy had been oiled, and the boy
who did the job neglected to replace
the burrs of the hind wheels. He
drove quite a distance before the
wheels came off, letting him down.
A good, sensible, quiet horse is valua
ble to have.
Tho Madison county board of
commissioners have authorized and
instructed the county treasurer, to
issue tax certificates in the name of
the county on all taxable real estate
upon which the taxes are delinquent,
and the clerk is authorized and in
structed to assign said certificates at
no lesB than par value.
An Albion exchange, in speak
ing of Rev. Gray of this city, who
recently delivered before the Boone
county teachers' institute a . lecture
titled "The influence of women on
literature," says: "Mr. Gray has
drank deeply at the Pyerian spring of
classical and modern literature. His
address was scholarly."
F. M. Cookingham is our author
ized agent at Humphrey for soliciting
subscription, advertising and job
work. Business entrusted to him will
receive the same attention as.if done,
direct with- us. Call on him, give
him your home work and your home
news, use him well, and he will grow
apace. tf M. K. Turner & Co.
Mr. Paulson, of Nance. county has
a well 175 feet deep, and Mr. Ranke
of Platte, one, 143 feet. The former
was completed in four and a half
days, the latter in two and a half by
Peter Ericson. This shows the quick
work that can be made of wells in this
country, and it is astonishing to those
who never knew anything about prai
The Creamery Co. start out next
Monday for business. They are now
distributing their cans. As predict
ed, they will probably get twice the
custom they had last year; there is no
coaxing or pleading.with farmers to
try it for a few weeks. The only
question to be. asked this year is, how
many cans do you want? The Cream
ery is one of the Bolid, fixed, substan
tial business institutions of Columbus.
Wednesday, May. 30tb, is to be
observed as Memorial Day. Com
mander. Paul Vandervoort of the
Grand Army of the Republic, has is
sued a circular' requesting ministers
and priests to deliver appropriate ser
mons Sunday, May 27, and G. A. R.
posts to attend these in uniform. It
is recommended that all schools be
closed on that day. We understand
that the Post here are making prepa
tions for the occasion.
W. T. Ransdell, Vice Prest.. for
Nebraska of the Nalional Butter,
Cheese and Egg Association, desires
information from each creamery and
cheese factory in the State as to the
amount of business done by them last
year. The statistics are wanted to
report to the National Association. It
is well known that- Nebraska, for her
age, stands in the foremost ranks, but
the world will not understand that
fact without the figures. Address
him at Columbus, Nebraska. i
R. MacKenzie of Colfax county
was in town Friday. He expects to
go to his new farm in Madison county
about the middle of next month.
Asking him for Rams, he told us that
in the past month he had lost eight
young calves'. The symptoms are that
they first get cold in the hind legs,
then lose the use of them, then lose
their appetite and die, in from one to
four days after the attack. Some of
them suffer pain, and others do not.
A '-post-mortem examination shows
the stomach out of order, and the
lungs and intestines inflamed.
The Inter Ocean, the great repub
lican paper of the northwest, has
added a new feature, the Sunday edi
tion. Doing nothing' by halves, the
first copy gives promise of a most ex-
fcellent publication. It is almost in
credible the amount of work that is
put on this great daily and especially
on this Sunday issue, which, contains
variety of matter suited to every taste.
Wm. Penn Nixon, the manager of the
Inter Ocemi, certainly deserves the
thanks of the army of his.readers for
the food he provides for them daily,
and for the splendid Sunday banquets.
It is suggested to us to say that
thjs is as good a time as any for those
in authority and power to look after
the system of roads centering at Co
lumbus, and make them as direct as
possible. The Journal has hereto
fore had something to say against the
method of laying out roads according
to each individual landowner's local
convenience rather than for the gen
eral good, the former going on the
lines of sections and their subdivi
sions, the latter taking the direction
and the site lnost suitable for a road
way. The business welfare of market
towns depends greatly upon its roads,
too much, so to be overlooked.
Thursday .last Will T. Rickly,
while etooping to take hold of a hal
ter, was kicked in the face by a horse.
The blow broke the upper jaw in sev
eral places, splitting it under the nose,
and mashing it at the side. Three
teeth were knocked out, one of them
being pushed upward near to the eye,
and was so tightly wedged among the
bones, that it waB about as difficult to
extract as the ordinary large tooth is.
The sufferer was quickly driven from
Baker's barn (where tho injury was
received) to Martyn & Schug's office,
whero the wound waB dressed. The
bones were put in as good shape as
possible with the aid of gold wire, and
the patient is now doing as well as
could be expected, but It must neces
sarily be quite a while before the
wound can heal.
A very warm reception was ten
dered Hon. W. F.Cody, "Buffalo Bill,"
by his friends, at his home in North
Platte, one evening last week. Among
the many friends present was Hon.
Frank North of this city, for a long
time in command of a troop of Paw
nee scoots, and the hero of many an
Indian fight. Tho Telegraph says
that the Major was induced to put
aside his native modesty, which rare
ly permits him speak of his own ex
ploits, and the old war-horse's eye
kindled, as he recounted many of bis
startling adventures with the red
skinB. There waB no need for fiction ;
exaggeration was laid aside, and facts
within the memory of more than one
person living here, were rehearsed in
plain, unvarnished language. They
needed no embellishment to make
them of extraordinary interest to the
many listeners, and the narrator gave
An observing genius wants to
know why don'-t we find an ear with
an odd timber of rowB on it? You
may fini a 4 leaf clover, but I have
never found the odd row on an ear of
corn yet. It is always 14 or 16 or 20,
or some tther even number; and it
would be interesting to understand
what .corn knows about mathematics
and what objection nature has to odd
numbers. Fremont Herald.
It has been mainly through happy
suggestions, fortunate guessings,
scientific hypotheses, or by whatever
name prescience may be called, that
many of nature's secrets have been
wrung from her grasp by human
genius, and as the planetB-in their rel
ative positions with the sun seem to
follow a somewhat similar rule with
the branches on the bough of a tree,
and as Newton's falling apple sug
gested to him 'the splendid fact of
gravitation, it may be that if some of
our mathematicians can find nature's
reason for the even rows on an ear of
corn, that it will develop nature's
reason for something grander, for it
seems to be a conviction of wise men
of all ages that "the world is a'build
Early-sowed wheat looks fine, nev
er better this time of year.
Most farmers here will be ready to
plant corn the first of May.
Two of the eight frame. buildings
going up this spring in Wooflville
are dwellings one 22x30, the other
22x40, built by two gentlemen from
DIst. 47 is to have a new school
house this summer. The same dis
trict is in need of a teacher for three
months commencing May 14th. $25
a month is offered.
Our respected neighbor, N. French,
is going to Chicago to live, his wife
having already preceded him. Mr. F.
is not robust- enough for a farmer.
He goes giving Nebraska a good
name. Two able gentlemen direct
from Ohio take- Mb place, both old
Dr. Bristol of Booce informs me of
several horses dying of late. He ha
no name for the-disease. It first at
tacks the brain, and the horse re
mains stupid and sleepy most of the
time until it dies. Some live a week
after the attack, an'd some die sooner.
Three fine brood mares have died
lately in this neighborhood. Jus.
Yesterday morning J. Rasmussen's
safe was found with the outer door
blown off. Burglars, it seems, bad
entered the store by the door, with a
key. A hole three-eights of an inch
in diameter was drilled through the
door and a charge of powder put in
against the bar on which the bolts are
attached. The blast tore these from
their place, and burst the door open ;
but, probably from lack of time, noth
ing further was done to the safe, and
nothing of its contents was obtained.
The money-drawer behind the copn
ter was opened, the till taken to ttie
cellar steps, and all the money, about
$17 taken, leaving a railroad ticket and
a card. The brace used was got out
of Mordock's carpenter shop across
the street ; the powder used may have
been from Julius's stock in trade.
Nothing besides the money has aa yet
been missed, except some figs and a
few cigars. .Nobody heard the ex
plosion, although the house imme
diately west was occupied. It is
probable that the blast was mado be
tween three and five o'clock, because
the policeman, Mahlon Clother, pass
ed the place about three, and Charles
Coan saw a countryman come out of
the store about half-past five. Julius
says he will give $50 for the convic
tion of the scoundrel, and would give
$5 more to slap him in the face and
tell him not to be so biar a fool
the next time, but blow open a safe
that has some money in it.
The man who haB ability and nerve
enough to do a deed of this kind
ought to have the strength of will to
put it to better use. Knowing that,
caught in the act, he onght to be shot
dead, as a common enemy of mankind,
it is strange that a man with any sense
at all would be found doing such
deeds of midnight darkness. Tho
burglar is necessarily at heart a mur
derer, because he would not hesitato,
while at work, to take innocent life to
save himself from detection., Tho
community owes it to itself to rid
itself of all men without visible means
of support, hunt down criminals of
this kind and prosecute them to con
viction. There have been similar
burglaries recently in Schuyler; Platte
Center, David City and Seward, and,
without some special work, the blasts
will continue to be heard from.
Keal Estate Transfer.
Reported for the Journal for the
week ending last Saturday, by Gus.
G. Becher & Co :
John Carstens and wife to Lumke
Garrels, w. d.$1200; e nw 35,
18, le, 80 acres.
John Carstens and wife to Charles
Heiuemann, w. d. $1200; wK nw M
35, 18, le, 80 acres.
John Carstens and wife to John
Herring, w. d. $2080; sw K 35, 18, le,
Julius A. Reed and wife to Cath
erine Hannan, w.-d. $60; part lots 7
and 7, blk 69.
Scth Richards and wife to Paulina
Gertsch, w. d. $400; ne 13, 18, le,
Michael Finnen and wife to William
D. Wilson, w. d. $560 ; n nw & 34,
19, lw, 80 acres.
Thomas Keating and wife to Sidney
C Gray, w. d. $2100; w se K 3, 17,
lw, 80 acres.
William Sullivan and wife to Sid
ney C. Gray, w. d. $1700 ; e s se
3, 17, lw, 80 acres.
Augustus Kountze and wife et al to
Sidney C. Gray, w. d. $2000; ne H
3, 17, lw, 160 acres.
U. S. to Joseph E. Jacobs, patent;
ne H 26, 19, 4w, 160 acres.
Joseph E. Jacobs and wife to Boudo
Petersen, w. d. $1550; ne K 26, 19, 4w,
Herman L. Small and wife to Israel
UGluck, q. c. d. $1375; lot 4, blk 129.
U. S. to Patrick Delaney, patent;
e hi nw M and e tf sw 22, 20, 3w,
Albert W. Crites and wife et al to
Annie E. Waters, w. d. $800; lots 1
and 2, blk 28, Stevens addition to Co
lumbus. Walter S. Wells and wifo to Adam
Quackenbush, w. d. $1200; e .C sw H
2, 17, 3w, 80 acres.
U. 8. to Vincent A. Macken, patent ;
w Y nw 4 2, 18, 2w, 79 5-100 acres.
Frank Pfeifer and wife to Joseph
Gehr, w. d. $825 ; e tf se X 35, 20, lw,
Adolph Jaeggi and wife to Ludwig
Eslinger, w. d. $300; lot 5, blk 131.
Margaret Connell to Owen Reagan,
w.d. $30; lot 5, blk 151.
Delia Wandel and M. Welsh, ex
ecutors, to Lambert Gier, w. d. $300:
lot 8, blk 98.
Lambert Gier and wife to J. B.
Delsman, w. d. $300; lot 8, blk 98.
Julia C. Huntington et al to Daniel
Condon, q. c. d. $300; w tf ne 4' 25,
17, le, 80 acres.
U. P. Ry Co. to Mrs. Cornelia
Clark, w. d. $393 ; s sw & 7, 18, 4w,
78 60-100 acres.
Adin H..Potter and wife to Gran
ville Cemetery Ass'n, w. d. $5 ; 1 acre
in sw H se & 28, 20, 2w.
Albert E. Rickly to Frank Mueller,
w.d. $30; lot 4, blk 200.
Wm. Anyan, Rec'r, to Philip Heb
erling, t. p. r. $3.87 ; n tf sw & 6, 18,
4w, 77 46-100 acres.
Wm. Anyan, Rec'r, to Ole A.
Throneson, t. r. r. $4 ; se 10, 20,
4w, 160 acres.
U. S. to Jacob Labenz, patent ; s tf
sw tf 26, 19, 2w, 80 acres.
James Ducey and wife to Robert
d. uuuiap, w. u. ;y.zou; s s se ! nw
H ee X acd sw
ne tf 32, 20", 3w,
Chas. S. Hess and wife to John
Groteluschen, w. d. $800; n hf ne qr
4, 18, le, 80 acres.
U. S. to Mary Brady, patent; s hf
nw qr 10, 19, 3w, 80 acres.
U. S. to William Lisco, patent; lots
6 and 7, sec. 26, 17, lw.
Henry D. Roley to Sidney C. Gray,
w. d. $4320; w hf sec. 3, 17, lw, 320
Annie Jones to John W. Si6sle,
w:d. $1575 ; nw qr 10, 17, lw, 80 acres.
James Warner and wife to John W.
Sissle, w. d. $1750 ; w hf nw qr 14, 17,
lw, ou acres.
The following is a Hat of unclaimed
letter remaining in the post-office, in
Columbu9, Neb., for the week endiujr
ApTll 2S, 1883:
J Mr. Crest Brenz, 3Ir. Cornelius
Brown, 3Ir. Ludwig Badingtown, Mr.
C Mr. John Chemneieing.
I Martin Dunn, George Dedtabarh.
F Mrs. U. B. Fletcher.
3Ir. Robt. Guder.
M Mr. A. Mart.
B Mr. Ludwig Hoebrich.
J-Thomas SuUvan, Mr. Hugo Smith,
J C o nil tli.
Y W. H. Vorrc.
W Mrs. J. Waiign.
If Jlrs.llarvel Yombs.
If not called for in 30 days will be sent
to the dead tetter office, Washington, D.
C. When called for please say adver
tised," as these letters are kept separate.
H. J. Hudson, P. M.,
STOVES. HARDWARE & TINWARE,
Use orScliel Heaies.
The question referred by the Jour
nal to me can be easily settled, so far
aa the legal phase of the subject is I
concerned by. toe following quota
tioas from the revised school laws of
Nebraska for 1883. Sub-Division 5,
Sec.r 9, page 40. "The said school
beard shall have the care and custody
of the school house and otber.property
of district, except so far aa the .same
shall be confined to tho custody of the
director." Foot noto by State Supt.
This section has given rise to mush
controversy and many disputed points
still remain unsettled. The following
opinions seem .to be well founded.
The right to determine whether a
school house shall be used for other
than school purposes belongs-tb the vo
ters of the district when assembled in a
lawful mauner; buf when the district
has not acted on the subject the board
has control until some action is taken
by the district. But neither board
nor district, has any right toallow tbe
school house to be used in such a way
as to interfere with the school. If the
voters' of the district wish to use the
school house for meetings of various
kinds, I see no good reason why they
may not so uie it'so long as they do
not interfere with tbe school work."
The decisions of the supreme courts
of .Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and many
other states confirm this view. Kan
sas, New Jersey and West 'Virginia
confer upon the trustees, by statute,
tbe right to use the house for. such
purposes. In the absence of any de
cision by our own courts, the above
rulings have been made by the State
J. E. Moncrief.
Herman Teiskotter has been reno
vating his house, his motto, "excel
sior." Thos. Ottis has broken ground for a
new house in town which he intends
A lovely shower, Sunday, making
tbe earth look green with grain and
Jacob Steffes has been building an
addition to "his hotel-, a sample room
to be used by salesmen, Jacob is a
live little mau, and Will not be be
hind the times.
T- Keating and wife from Colum
bus paid our town a visit of short
duration on Thursday- la9t. He in
formed your correspondent that they
qwned. property near here whioh he
intends to improve this summer.
There is lively talk of a bank to be
established soon in this place, and the
people have felt its need 'for a long
tjme We are a growing and pros
perous town, and the facilities for
money exchanging are both difficult
and expensive. Our post-office has
no. perfectly safe way of remitting
moneys to and fro, and the oqly re
course is sending by express, and,
too, some of . our most prospecous
people from the surrounding country
want a place to deposit their surplus
cash or gelt, while others need some
money ou good securities to help
them progress. Many people are now
making deposits with private indi
viduals for safe keeping. We expect
soon to have the bank, and that will
add one more laurel to our place.
The following charges will be made
in the delivery of mail matter in the
Columbns post-office on and after
Sunday, April 22d :
Sundays tho office will be open from
11 a. m. till 12:30 p. m., and 4:80
till 6 p. m. .
Money orders and registered letters
will not be issued or paid on Sun'days.
On week days the office will be
qpci. from 7 a. m. till 8 p. m.
Money orders and registered letters
will receive attention from 8 a. m. till
4 pm. . H.J. Hudson,
51-4 . Postmaster.
Cheap Coal !
We are now selling Kansas and
Wbitebreast coal at $3.50 a ton.
Taylor, Schutte & Co.
Advertisements under this head liye
cents a line each insertion.
Fufi for ttie Doyw.
. G. Heitkemper & Bro. have on hand
a line of boys' velocipedes, tho best
there is made; at a reasonable price.
Call and see them. 44-tf
It paya to trade at Kramer's.
Pure sweet cider at Hudson's.
Hats and bonnets at cost at Mrs.
Fine bird cages at G. Heitkemper
& Bro's. 44-tf
Carpet warp 20 cents per pound at
Kramer's. - .
Cream, soda water, with pure fla
vorings. P. O. building.
The old reliable Bain wagon at the
An elegant ifne of lady's lace mitts
at Galley Bros.
Oranges, bananas; lemons and-apples
for sale in P. O. building.
Don't forget the good, reliable fath
erland and dish-rag soaps at Wm.
Becker's. These took the county
School hats for 25 'cents at Mrs.
"Postoffice Pride," the 'best
cigar in the'eity at Hudson's.
"Rockford watches at G. Heitkem
per & Bro's. 44-tf
.Moline and Weir Companies goods
for 6ale at the Foundry.
You will get the finest, best quality
winter apples at Wm. Becker's.
Ready-made suits; silk and satin,
spring jackets and dolmans atStump's.
The newiron beam Weir Lister and
corn drill combined, .at the Foundry.
Go to Mrs. Stump's for new mil
Call and look at those cheap lot of
rulHinj:B aud tuckings at Galley's.
- California dried plums and apricots
at G. C Lauck's. 39-lf
French kid shoes at Kramer'3.
Mrs. Drake is now doing dress
making, cutting and fitting a specialty.-
Fresh caramels", cream candies,
dates and figs at Hudson's in P. Q.
building. ' -H
Remember when you want good
cider, 'you will at all times be sure 'of
a good article at Wm. Becker's.
The largest stock of carpets at
Hay for sale and delivered to any
part of-the city by Jenkinson Bros.
Try the double-strength cider vine
gar and you will use no other. Sola
by G. C. Lauck. ,'39-tf
Mrs. Stump has the latest styles of
You are. certain, to find the, best
assortment of men's, and boy's cloth
Ingandthe lowest prices at Kramer's.
You can always find a good stock
to-eeleet-from at Mrs. Drake's mHlin
ety store. : 39-tf
Challenge and Farmer friend plant
ers, Barnes and Tait check rowers for
sale at the Columbus Foundry.
Ladies, before buying your spring
gloves call aud look at Galley Bros,
in silk, Lisle; thread, and Barlin.cords,
and at low prices. 50-tf
Wm. Schiltz makes bootsand shoes
in the best styles, and uses only tbe
very best stock that can be procured
in the market. 52tf
Mrs. Mitchell has fitted up pleasant
apartments at Mrs. Stump's, and ladies
wishing dress-making done will do
well to .give her a call. 51-tf
' Blank, notes, bank, Joint, indi
vidual and work-and-labor, neatly
bound fn books of 50 and 100, for
sale 'at the Journal office.
Those wanting good Flax Seed for
sowing can get it in any quantity by
enquiring at the land office of S.'C.
Mr. Wm. Warren is now pre
pared to do all mason work in a
workmaplike mauner. Contracts can
be made with F. M. Cookingham for
Humphrey aud vicinity. 52-tf
Tho Barlow and the Brown corn
planters, also tbe Hayworth check
rower, the best riding and walking
corn cultivators, the farmers find
only at bottom figures at Pohl &
All the leading styles of hats, bon
nets, ribbon-and lace goods now in
stock. Call and see. No trouble to
show goods and give prices. Call
special attention to stock of hats and
bonnets trimmed in the latest styles
and satisfaction guaranteed, at Mrs.
Farmers who have to feed their
teams while at Humphrey will find
it to. their interest to stop at the livery
aud feed stables connected with the
Granville House, next door above N.
South's hardware and farm implement
store, where meals are furnished at
all hours of the day, for man .and
beast, at low rates, 50-tf
Many of our subscribers are
taking the American Agriculturist
with the Journal, both for $3.00 a
year payable in advance. The Ag
riculturist is published in English
and German, is finely illustrated, and
is conducted on old-fashioned prin
ciples of honesty and common
Clover aad Timothy Seed
At II. Oehlrich and Bros. 49-8
A house and lot for sale, cheap for
inquire ot B. McTeggart. 52-3
J. P. Abt & Son are prepared to
take charge of town cattle. 52-2
A Dewey harvester that worked
very well last season. Cheap and on
time. A IIrnrich.
For Sale or Trade for CoW.
. A good horse for farming or driv
ing. Close to John Haney's.
52-4 " J. J. Haney.
Thomas Flynn is prepared to fur
nish brick, either at his kiln north
west of the city ; delivere d any where
in the city, or built in the wall, at
Any one wishing the services of
John Huber, as Auctioneer, can make
tbe proper arrangements by calling at
the Journal office. 32-tf
KoonM to Rear.
Two front and two middle rooms,
suitable for offices, in the Ernst brick
building, corner of 11th and - North
streets. Inquire at the premises.
Hcarj GalleH, Aactloaeer.
Three miles east of St. Edwards, in
Platte county. All business in this
line, either in town or country, will
receive prompt attention. Charges
One -half section of best land In
Platte county, near St. Bernard, 90
acres under cultivation, good house,
barn, wind-mill, etc., etc., at $10.00
MACFARLAND & CoWDERY,
46-tf Columbus, Nebraska.
April 8th, red cow, white spots on
head, short tail, and 4 years old.
L"eave word at Greisen'?, 5 miles north
of Plafte "Center, or at Journal
office. 51-3 Jno. Greisen.
1500 to 2000 bushels of Yellow Dent
corn, Nebraska-grown of the season
of '81, that I guaranteo as sure to
grow. This corn will, under favora
ble circumstances mature in 90 days.
"Selected, shelled, put into two bushel
sacks aud delivered at Columbus or
Duncan, $1.50 a bushel, and in car
load lots at $1. Iu bulk at the crib
for $1 a busbel.
45-2m Guy C. Barnum.
'ChlckeaN aad Eg for Sale.
-I will sell one dozen of thorough
bred Partridge Cochin chickens and
a half-bred mother, for two dollars;
or thirteen thoroughbred eggs for one
dollar. Satisfaction' guaranteed 'or
money refunded. Inquire of D. L.
Bruen, of Stearns Precinct, or address
Atteatloa, Soldier, Salldn!
Their widows or minor children
who have homesteaded a 20, 30, 40,
50, 120, etc.; any number of acres less
than 160, come and sec the undersign
ed, and he, will let you know if your
additional homestead is good and pay
you the highest cash price "and pay
you 20 cents per acre over and above
allother bidders, on your claim.
D. J. Drebert, Agent,
51-tf Humphrey, Neb.
My facilities are such, through my
eastern connections that the demand
on me for land aud farms is greater
than the supply. All those wishing
to sell will d5. well to leave their
lands and farms with me to sell. Call
and see mo at my office.
Saml. C. Smiic,
.1-4 olumbns, Neb.
To time thatVramt Ctod Mr J.
I have received a car-load of Kan
sas winter wheat 'flour, which is
guaranteed to give the best satisfac
tion, ormoney refunded. Please give
it a trial. If .the flour is not what is
clafmed for it, you will be -out noth
ing. I have also some, bran- and
1-3 Cor. opposite Lindell Hotel.
Selllasr 0t at Cot.
I will sell for the next ten days my
entire stock of crockery, glass and
queensware, cutlery and lamp goods
at coat,; No humbug anyoae need
ing such goods will save from 25 to
50 per cent, by calling at-ouce and
buying of Will T. Rickly.-
March 5, '83. 45-tf
Earaw Car Safe.
section,-5 miles northeast of Co
lumbus, acres broke, house, stable,
well, etc., besides 20,000 trees, princi
pally ash and-boxelder. Price $2,500.
240 acres in Polk Co., on Clear Creek,
living water which never freezes, 180
acres in cultivation, dwelling, stable,
2oCA,wvA PIendid tock farm. Price
Gur C. Barvuv.
51-12 Columbus, Neb.
a for Sal.
In Colfax Co., near Platte Co. Hue,
80 acres, 70 of which are under tbe
prow ; frame dwelling, horse and cow
stables, cow sheds and corrals, corn
cribs, windmill and 2 pumps (water
40 ft. from surface), somo fruit and
Also 160 acres, 120. under cultiva
tion, 7 acres of forest trees. Both
tfacts have first rate stock range, and
road facilities. 12,500 for each tract,
on easy terms.
15-x R. Mackenzie.
Our quotations of the
markets are ob-
tainedTuesday.afternoon,and are correct
"" iciiauic m. me time.
Fat Cattle -.
Ro'cfk Springs nut . . .
Rock Springs lump
3 00(84 &0
' $U &0
$13 5015 CO
Came to my premises, Friday, April
A DARK BAY MARE,
Having the appearance of being 7 or S
years old, weighing 800 or 900 pounds,
having three feet with white spots; had
on leather head-stall, with a rope tied
into it; brand on tho left hip baa the ap
pearanceofT V; seems to have been rods
recently with saddle. Owner will please
call, pay charges and take his property.
r2-5 Ouy C. Barnum.
To all whom it may concern:
The County Commissioners of Platte
county have declared the road on section
commencing at the S. E. corner of the
S. W. )i of Section 4, Township IS north,
of Range 1 west, running thunce due west
on the section line, and terminating at
tho southwest corner of Section. 6, Town
ship 18 north, of Range 1 west, open.
All claims for damages caused by the
opening of said roid nust be liled in the
County Clerk's office on or before noon
of the 1st day ot June. 1883.
52.f Countv Clerk.
wounds, disease, accident or otherwise,
widows, mothers and fathers of soldiers
dying in the service or afterwards, from
causes which originated while in the ser
vice, are entitled to a pension. New and
honorable discharges, obtained' for sol
diers. iBcreaite of Peaxloas ob
tained at any time when the disability
warrants it. - All soldier. who were rated
too low are entitled to an. increase of pen
sion. Rejected and abandoned claims a
specialty. Circulars free. Address, with
stamp, M. V.TIERNEY, Box 485, Wash
ington, D. C. 45-12ct
For Sale ! For Sale !
i i ih i am.
SHORT -HORN BULLS !
I HAVE ON HAND
Twenty-flve Head of Pure Bred Short
All eligible, to record ia the American
Short-Horn nerd Book, and ranging
in age from six months to two
years. Will sell them
Or on time with approved security, or
will trade for stock. Address,
Or call at farm y. mile north of town.
Salt at J, B. Dels
man's for"$L90 a bar
rel, and everything
at' accordingly low
Great Reduction i'r Goods of all Kiids at
J. B.' DELSMAN'S. '
T'T? A at a,most all' price, from 20
-LXLixi cents upwards; tine Basket
tired Jap, very cheap; come aud try It. -
If you haven't had
any of my -Coffees vet.
come at-once and get prices; they are
bargains. Try them.
T A T 1C i8 cneaP ton facts will tell.
J. i I J I Just . convince yourself, aad
see that yoji can buy more goods of m
for one dollar, thau at any other store In
A1TFW blK drives iu
J: J2j YV syrups, choice
ce coffees. th
best of teas always en hand.
T?1TTTT A lar aSsortntnt t
r JLtUlX, California and East era
canned Fruit chkai
GT-Prodttce tak$n ia exchange, at cash
' price. Goods delivered in the
city, ftce of charge-J31 &-7