The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, May 23, 1883, Image 2

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WEDNESDAY, MAT 23, 1883.
Dduikg the past year 22,255 immi
grants landed in Canada.
Three hundred Americans are re
ported to be studying art in Paris.
It is claimed that there are 400,000
opium-eaters in the United States.
The balance in the U. S. treasury
on the 11th was nearly $180,000,000.
Chas. L. Howell has been appoint
ed postmaster at Grand Island, Neb.
President Arthur has appointed
James Fletcher, of Iowa, consul at
Eight hundred emigrants sailed the
other day from Galway, Ireland, for
The issue for standard silver dol
lars from mints for la9t week was
Three thousand four hundred and
fifteen emigrants left Queenstown
May 11th for America.
Thirtv-three national banks have
been organized in Nebraska with a
capital invested of $2,310,000.
TROors and police were ordered
last week in haste from Aldershot to
the Curragh camp in Ireland.
Eleven buildings, including ihe
poetoffice at Vienna, Ohio, were con
sumed the other night by fire.
A man in Fremont, Nebraska, has
shipped sixty cars of seed corn into
Iowa and Illinois, this spring.
A heavy storm was reported last
week in the Black Hills, snow falling
more than twelve inches deep.
Postmaster Burgess of Prince
ville, HI., has been arrested for a
$1,700 shortage in his accounts.
John Dalton has been arrested at
Boston for robbing residences, which
he entered disguised as a priest.
Seven business houses were burned
the other day at Hamilton, Out., and
S. R. Lennox perished in the flames.
A large meeting of Bradlaugh's
constituents resolved last week that
he should retain his seat in the Com
mons. There arrived at New York Satur
day of last week 4,301 immigrants,
and the number for the week was
Italy produces moro silk than
China, and the iwo nations furnish
nearly three-quarters of the world's
The Philadelphia musical festival
ended amid great enthusiasm one
evening last week, the receipts reach
ing $25,000.
The greatest female land owner in
England is Baroness Willoughby
d'Evesby, who has an income of $250,
000 from land.
The first through train on the new
Chicago, St. Louis and Pittsburg
railroad (Paubaudle route) was run
on the 14th inst.
Big fire in EaBt St. Louis the other
morning, consuming twenty - two
email shops and dwellings, involving
a loss of $50,000.
R. J. Perigo shot and killed John
Hidinger the other day near Prescott,
Iowa. He claimed he did the shoot
ing in self-defense.
The bank of Towseend North, at
Vassar, Mich., was burglarized the
other night, the safe blown open, and
$4,000 in specie taken.
The Standard oil works at Jersey
City were struck by lightning the
other day and a million dollars worth
of property destroyed.
E. L. Stumm, of Harlan, Iowa, com
mitted suicide the other morning by
cutting his throat with his pocket
knife. No cause given.
The stables of Mr. Wilkinson, liv
ing not far from St. Louis, were burn
ed the other day. Threo children
perished in the flames.
Four hundred aud fifty thousand
miles of thread arc made each day in
American mills. Thirty years ago all
the thread was imported.
Mr. Kuntz, a York Co., Neb.,
farmer, sold ninety-nine head of cattle
the other day which averaged 1,418
pounds and brought $8,500.
Amasa Stone, one of the most
prominent and wealthy citizens of
Cleveland, committed Buicide by
shooting himself through the heart.
Joseph Mullett was convicted at
Dublin last week of complicity in the
attempt to murder juror Field, and
was sentenced to -penal servitude for
Bullion decreased in the Bank of
England last week 462,000; in the
Bank of France, 2,212,000 francs, and
in the Bank of Germany 907,000
John Bengamen, of Burt Co., Neb.,
a very respectable citizen aged about
70 years committed suicide at Golden
Springs, one day last week, by taking
The Mexican Chamber of Deputies
has passed a bill authorizing the Pres
ident to negotiate a $20,000,000 loan
for the current expenses of the gov
ernment. Five hundred gamblers were com
pelled last week to leave Nashville,
Tenn. In a public square in the city
$5,000 worth of sporting paraphernalia
was burned.
Chas. Seihert, living near Grand
Island, was found dead the other
afternoon on the prairie near his
home. The body was badly burned
by prairie Are.
Eleven hundred head of cattle, big
and little, recently purchased in Mis
souri paesea inrougn Aancoin tue
other day bound for Butler county's
' green pastures.
Ward McConkey, who on the night
of Aug. 2d, '81, murdered George A.
McClure, in the Dead Man's Hollow,
ear McKeesport, Pa., where he had
followed McConkey in pursuit of
stolen goods, was banged at Pittsburg,
1 Pa.j the other morning.
Secretary Lincoln the other day
paid over $125,000 to the heirs of Gen.
Lee. Congress appropriated $150,000
but Mr. Lincoln retained $25,000 on
account of taxes.
Persons should not now throw
slurs at the state of Pennsylvania. A
Pennsylvanian is eating five goose
eggs a day, and bets $100 that he can
do it for twenty days.
The fall Methodist Episcopal church
conferences will be held in Nebraska
as follows, Bishop Wylie will preside :
At Lincoln, Sept 5th. North Nebras
ka, at Omaha, Sept. 12th.
The town of Rock near Milwaukee
was visited by a tornado, moving
several buildings from their founda
tions and doing great damage to
orchards in the vicinity.
Major Wasson, U. S. Paymaster,
who reported himself robbed of $24,
000 and afterwards confessed to his
own guilt, was led to his downfall, it
is claimed, by fast living.
Sixty-one head of Jersey cattle
brought $32,080 at New York the
other day. The King of Ashantee
sold for the highest figures ever ob
tained at auction $6,500.
An epidemic has broken out among
the horses at Riverton, Neb., which is
called the "black tongue." Three
horses have died and others are in a
condition to soon follow.
It is charged by the Yankton press
that several members of the Dakota
legislature have been indicted by the
grand jury for alleged bribery jn the
passage of the capital bill.
Chas. Lyman, chief of the treasury
office, has been selected chief examin
er of the civil service commi6sion,vice
Keim, whose name was withdrawn at
the request of the commissioners.
J. Brown, station agent and also
agent for the American Express Co
at Williams, Iowa, suicided the other
afternoon by shooting himself. The
supposed cause is trouble with his
A hurricane swept through the
Lehigh and Wyoming valleys the
other night, mowing down trees and
turning over everything in its way.
At Stony Creek a freight train was
A heavy vein of gas was struck at
the depth of 1,310 feet at the Brilliant
well near Wheeling, W. Va., the oth
er day. There is another gas well of
large flow at Wellsburg, some dis
tance north of Wheeling.
Rev. Dr. W. W. McLane, pastor
of the Second Presbyterian church of
Steubenville, Ohio, was last week
found guilty of heresy, after a long
church trial at Wellsville, and sus
pended from the ministry.
Bishop Peck, of the M. E. church,
is confined to his bouse at Syracuse,
N. Y., and much of the time to his
bed, but is enjoying in perfect peace
the twilight of a happy old age, ex
pecting soon to pass away.
An old Indian fighter says there is
a peculiar condition of Arizona atmos
phero, which makes an Indian behind
a rock, with a Winchester rifle, look
like seven Indians a double-barreled,
repeating Indian, as it were.
Miss Addie Bennett, of New Al
bany, has been appointed telegraph
operator and assistant railway agent
at Jasper, Ind., and Miss Fannie Fow
ler, also a New Albany girl, has been
appointed railway agent at Milltown
by the same company.
Gov. Butler has requested the
national government to take steps to
prevent the landing by England of
Irish paupers on the soil of Massa
chusetts. The governor's correspon
dence with Secretary Folger has been
referred to the secretary of state.
Paymaster J. R. Wasson denies
his shortage is due to gambling. He
claims it was in the nature of a forced
loan from the government for sixty
days to float his father during a tem
porary mercantile embarrassment,
and then reimbursed through the con
science fund.
It is claimed that there are in Ohio
14,000 drinking saloons that have
hitherto paid $25 license each year to
the United States, but not a cent to
the state. By a recently enacted law
they will be compelled to pay a state
license, the net proceeds of which will
be $2,000,000 annually.
Jerome J. Getty, an engineer on
the Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul &
Omaha road last week run into a cow
on the track near Florence, Neb.,
which ditched the engine and two
other cars over a bank about twenty
feet high. Getty remained at his
post to the the laat, and was killed in
the wreck.
Mrs. Lydia Brownell, of Omaha,
to hurry up her fire to get supper and
bake bread, took a can of coal oil and
poured some of the contents on the
fire which ignited and an explosion
followed, throwing the burning fluid
all over the woman and burning her
so terribly that she only lived a few
hours after the accident
Joe Brady was hanged last week
at Dublin. Though the people could
not witness the execution, at least
10,000 persons gathered outside the
prison yard ; at the time of his execu
tion the black flag was raised over the
jail and at the cry of HatB off," every
head was uncovered. The crowd
shortly afterwards dispersed quietly.
A cyclone visited Racine, Wiscon
sin, on the morning of the" 18th, deal
ing out death and destruction. Twenty-five
or more persons were killed
and one hundred wounded. One
hnndred and fifty houses were de
molished. At 10 p. m. tho storm
struck Stanton, III., blowing over and
crushing houses and killing the in
mates. The same cyclone passed
throngh Morgan and Sangamon coun
ties, 111., with like results to citizens
and property. The same results at
Clinton and Litchfield, 111., which is
said to be the severest storm that ever
visited the state. In its course mil
lions of dollars of value in orchards
lone have been destroyed. J
The cyclones or tornadoes of last
week were unusualiy severe and ac
complished their destructive work in
various parts of the country, visiting
portions of Kansas, Missouri, Illinois,
Indiana, O hio and Virginia. The Iobs
of property at Kansas City is estimat
ed between $250,000 and $300,000.
Fifty buildings were blown down and
two hundred more badly damaged,
killing several persons and wounding
a large number, some of them fatally.
In the path of the storm through Mis
souri, it was very severe, destroying
some lives and a vast amount of prop
erty. The town of Oronogo was
totally destroyed and a number of
persons killed. At Liberty, Mo., sev
eral houses were destroyed and others
badly damaged. Farm houses were
blown down, fences destroyed and
trees uprooted. Near Balckow, Mo.,
several farm houses, barns, orchards
and other property in the vicinity
were destroyed and some persons
Some singular freaks of the wind at
Kansas City are reported: It blew
and literally tore the clothes from the
body of one man, stripping him
almost to his underclothing; a lady
was sitting at a piano in the second
story of a house ; the wind lifted the
upper part of the house and left her
seated in the open air unhurt, and the
instrument undisturbed. Where the
storm crossed Wyandotte county, the
loss is estimated at $40,000. Near
Wyandotte, at the Reed family home,
Mies Reed and one child were killed.
The storm at Sontbport, Indiana,
was very severe, destroying property
valued at $10,000. At this place the
M. E. church was crushed to ruins.
Hardly one brick was left upon an
other. With a whirl the hurricane
crossed the railroad track and struck
the Presbyterian church lifting the
east half of the roof into the air, and
landed it across the street. The wallB
were somewhat sprung, and the build
ing badly damaged.
At Muucie, Ind., the storm did
great damage by demolishing barns,
unroofing houses, and uprooting val
uable timber. Farmers are greatly
distressed. At Richmond, the storm
was terrific, producing like resnlts in
the way of the destruction of prop
erty as at other places where it struck.
At Cairo, 111., Petersburg, Va., Gal
veston, Tex., Norfolk, Va., and Lafay
ette, Ind., the storm turned into frozen
pebbles and boulders, and did its
damage to property all the same. At
Lafayette a horse and rider were
struck by hail stones as large as hen's
eggs and knocked senseless. At
Cairo the hail stones measured nine
inches in circumference, and weighed
0)4 ounces. At Galveston some of
the stones penetrated the roofs, and a
stone bronght to town two hours after
the storm weighed half a pound. The
damage was considerable to early veg
etables and fruit at Norfolk, Va., and
vicinity. At the dopot of the S. & R.
railroad the force of the hail was so
great the galvanized iron on the loco
motive honse was greatly damaged by
the hail perforating it. Some of the
crops are utterly ruined.
In northern Ohio the storm was
very severe, particularly at Cleveland
and other localities, but did little
damage compared with its ravages in
Kansas, Missouri and Indiana.
Another storm item nearer home
and of a later date closes the reports.
This cyclone occurred about 5 o'clock
p. m. on the 17th, in Saunders county,
Neb. It came from the south going
northward, and west of Valley Sta
tion on the Union Pacific, and at Val
paraiso and vicinity considerable
damage was done. Several houses
aud barns reported blown down, and
an old lady and two children serious
ly, and perhaps fatally injured.
Thos. Galloway is said to be the
oldest professional railroad engineer
in the United States, and probably in
the world. He commenced his call
ing Jan. 23, 1833, and has for fifty
years continuously been in the em
ployment of the Baltimore & Ohio
company, never losing a day. Dur
ing that time be had a family of
twelve children, one of whom died an
infant. One son is a conductor on the
Baltimore & Ohio, another is foreman
of the machine shops at Garrett, Ind.,
another is an actor, now with Maggie
Mitchell. He has a grand-son, a
brakeman on the road. Father, son
and grand-Bon in one continuous line
on the same road is a notable incident,
and the only one of the kind in the
world. He is now seventy-four years
old and expects to attend the railway
exposition at Chicago, at the special
request and favor of the Baltimore &
Ohio Co. as a specimen of its supe
riority over all other
roads in the
character of its men.
AatI - ltlaplV Craffreaatomal
Dlntrlct CMMreatlea.
Omaha, Neb., April 28, '83.
The anti-monopolists of the several
counties of each congressional district
are hereby requested to hold conven
tions in their respective counties on
Wednesday, June 13; to elect dele
gates to the congressional convention,
to be .held as follows : In the First
district at Lincoln, June 20; in the
Second district at Hastings, June 20 ;
in the Third district at Columbus,
June 20 ; for the purpose of electing
from each district four delegates to
the National anti-monopoly conven
tion to be held at Chicago, July 4, '83.
The ratio of representation may be
the same as that at the anti-monopoly
state convention at Hastings in Sep
tember last.
Chairmen of the congressional dis
trict committees are requested to
make local arrangements for the con
vention, and carry ont the recommen
dations herewith made in their re
spective districts.
Thos. Kirtley,
Ch'm'n A.-M. State Central Com.
Allen Root,
Sec'y A.-M. State Central Com.
The recent severe storm at Chicago
and in the vicinity caused a great deal
of minor damage. The Methodist
church at South Evanston was blown
from its foundation and completely
wrecked. The sexton was the only
person in the building and miracu
lously escaped unhurt. Four other
churches and on private residence in
Evanston were considerably damaged.
Several articles of incorporation
have been filed in the office of the
secretary of the state of Nebraska,
forming companies for the purpose of
constructing railroads as follows: Tho
Plattsmoutb & Southwestern Railroad
Company. This route commences at
Plattsmouth, thence in a southwesterly
direction through Cass county via
Avoca, through Otoe county via Syra
cuse, through Johnson county via
Sterling, thence touching Fairbury.
Another company to build a road
from Ft. Scott, Kansas, to Lincoln,
Nebraska, by way of Topeka, Kansas.
This company is known by the name
of Ft. Scott, Topeka & Lincoln R. R.
Co. Another to be known by the
name of Lincoln & Topeka R. R. Co.
This line of road is intended to run
through Lancaster, Gage, Johnson and
Pawnee counties, in this state. The
business place of the company will be
at Pawnee City.
Later reports from the cyclone
which passed through a part of Saun
ders county, Neb., show that it did
not tear up and crush things so badly
as at first reported, though bad enough
in its limited track. It appears the
storm cloud originated in Lancaster
county and over the line, its direction
being slightly east of north so that it
passed east of Valparaiso about half a
mile. Its length was about eight
miles and its path from eight to ten
rods wide. The damage done by the
storm is simply estimated at from
$4,000 to $5,000 and the sufferers are
Mr. Coon, Mr. Pierson, Mr. Tbroop,
Mr. Davidson, Mr. Latton, Mr. Rom
inger and two school districts. Eight
buildings were demolished, including
two school houses. Mrs. Latton had
an arm aud leg broken and her infant
was seriously hurt on the head by
flying Umber.
Mrs. Harriet I. Brooks has re
turned to Nebraska from Washington,
whither she went for the purpose of
more extended study, availing herself
of the privileges of the Library. She
is preparing for authorship aud to
lecture. The work she designs pub
lishing will be entitled "Woman in
Relation to Sociology and Zoology."
Mrs. Brooks holds the position of
chairman of the committee on Botany
in the Nebraska Academy of Sciences.
She claims that science will help to
settle the woman question. Just be
fore leaving Washington, a reception
was given Mrs. Brooks by Mrs. N.
Sanford, formerly of Iowa, and now
correspondent of the Des Moinee llcy
iater. Mrs. Brooks was introducers
the guest of the evening, and as the
"brain and soul" of the work in Ne
braska. Womciri Journal.
The new civil service rules having
been approved by the President, the
commissioners will iu a short time
leave Washington for tho purpose of
putting examining boards in opera
tion in all large cities. As the pro
visions relative to appointments take
effect July 16th, it is esseutial that
examinations be had before that date.
The work has been divided into dis
tricts . Commissioner Eaton takes the
principal eastern cities, such as New
York, Philadelphia, and Boston;
Commissioner Gregory is assigned to
Chicago, Milwaukee, Buffalo, Detroit,
Toledo and other lake cities, and
Commissioner Thomas to St. Louis,
Cincinnati, Pittsburg, Kansas City,
New Orleans and other cities in the
south and southwest.
The new law in regard to the pay
ment of taxes in this state should be
understood by our citizens. Taxes
now become delinquent four months
earlier than under the old system, and
will be placed in the collector's hands
as soon as delinquent, adding penalty
and interest nine months sooner than
under the old law. The taxes for
1883 will become delinquent the 1st
day of January 1884, and will be due
and payable on the 1st of October '83.
The change may operate a little hard
the present year on our citizens who
have recently paid their taxes for '82
but the taxes for '83 paid and the
law may work all right.
Tie Commissioner of the land office
has recently received complaints from
Nebraska through the post-office de
partment that cattle herders in Ne
braska have inclosed with fence, for
grazing purposes, a large tract of
public land, and cut off an important
mail route. It is said the case is being
investigated. It iB thought at the in
terior department measures had ought
to be taken that will break this un
lawful practice of fencing public
lands, a practice which has lately
grown to be a serious matter.
Recent newe from Col. Torrip, who
had just returned to Hermosillo,
Mexico, after pursuing the Apaches
for twenty days, says he found them
entrenched in a strong hold in the
mountains, and attacked them with
300 troops and after a hard fight in
which he flanked them in the rear at
the point of the bayonet, the Indians
fled, feaving eleven dead. Five sol
diers were killed and eight seriously
wounded. Col. Torris says the
Apaches fought savagely. They were
armed with repeating rifles.
Less than five months of the year
1883 have passed and thus far in the
new year its records of accidents,
commission of terrible crimes, de
struction of property and life on sea
and land by fire, water and wind,
exceeds anything in the same time in
the past ages of the world. It is not
out of place for everybody to know
"That God moves in a mysterious war,
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm."
Mrs. Hannah S. Grant, mother of
ex-President Grant, died suddenly at
the residence of her daughter, Mrs.
Mary Corbin, at Jersey City in the
afternoon of May 11th, '83. Mrs.
Grant was born in Berks county, Pa.,
November 23d, 1789, and was over 93
years old. Her remains were taken
to Spring Grove cemetery, Cincinnati,
Ohio, for Interment.
Coumiissiouers Proceedings.
Tuesday, May .1st, 18S3.
Board mot us per adjournment. All
present at roll call.
Minutes of previous meeting were
read and approved.
Personal property tax of W. B. "Wil
liams, $6.24, assessed in Crestou pre
cinct for thu year 1876, was cancelled ;
said Williams having been assessed in
Colfax county for the same, as per
receipts produced.
The Board granted liquor license to
John J. Macken, of Watte Centre, for
one year, from May 2d, 1S83.
The following orlicial bonds were
approved : Peter Schaffroth,,?Road
Overseer ; C. S.Webster, Justice of the
Peace; J. G. Routson, Deputy County
The Board purchased three car loads
of coal from Taylor, Scuutie & Co., at
$3.50 per ton.
Application of Road Overseer Pauly
for lumber and spikes was granted.
Board took a recess until 1 o'clock,
p. M. At 1 o'clock, p. m., all present.
Ou motion, the Board allowed the
necessary material to make a culvert
on county line road south of Shell
Creek bridge at Sch warz's. The Clerk
to send bill for one-half the cost of
same to Colfax county.
Petition and satisfactory proof bein
presented that a portion or the ol
Military road has not been traveled
for nine years, the same was declared
The section line between sections 5
and G of T. 16, R. 1, west, was declared
open as a public road; the owners of
the land along said line giving the
right of way without charge
On motion, Commissioner Henry
was appointed to have n bridge con
structed across Spring creek.
The Board ordered that notice be
given to ex-Road Overseer P. W.
Schmilz to deliver the breaking plow,
scrapers, and other tools to his suc
cessor in office; the Sheriff to serve
said notice.
Petition to vacate part of Spcerry road
was read and action deferred until
next meeting.
Communication of H. T. Spoorry iu
regard to assessment of S. E. of Sec.
10, T. 19, R. 1, west, for the year 1SS2,
was read aud ordered to be placed on
Application of Road Overseer Eggle
ston for lumber was referred to Com
missioner Moran.
Road Overseers Kumpf and "Wasser
berger were allowed lumber as ap
plied for.
Meridian line from S. 12, T. 17, R. 1,
west, to S. 23, T. 18, R. 1, west, was
declared open as a public road; and
the Clerk instructed to publish same.
The matter of the Brugger road was
considered and action deferred until
Board adjourned until Wednesday
morning at 8 o'clock, a. m.
Wkdnesday, May 2d, 18(53.
Board met at 8 o'clock, a.m. All pres
ent. The Board now proceeded to exam
ine the road work of P. Griffin ; also,
the condition of roads west of Loup
bridge. At 1 o'clock the Board met
again at the Court House.
The County Survej'or was instructed
to stake out the county road from the
Loup bridge to the Platte bridge; also,
to survey and stake out Welch road
from Meridian line west. He was fur
ther instructed to make a profile and
estimate of expenses for grading Me
ridian road across Lost Creek slough.
Balance of bill of Patrick Griffin as
Road Overseer,? 185.50, was allowed and
Clerk instructed to draw warrant for
same on road fund. Commissioners
Rivet and Moran voting "yes ;" Com
missioner Henri' voting "no."
The matter of the Brugger road was
now taken under advisement, and
resolution adopted grantingthe prayer
oj the petitioners, with conditions as
set forth in said resolution as recorded
in Commissioners' Record.
On motion, the Board agreed to pay
St. Mary's Hospital So per week for
boarding and nursingsick paupers and
$3 per week for others, providing that
all parties so paid for have to be accept
ed by the County Physician and this
Petition of C. E. Morse and others
to open and put in condition for travel
the ''Platte Valley road," was read and
the Road Overseer instructed to open
same and to put iu the necessary cul
verts. On motion,Commissioner Henry was
appointed a committee on the Dale
buildiugaud the fixtures thereof, with
power to act and to dispose of thesame.
Board adjourned until Thursday
morning at 8 o'clock, a. m.
Thursday, May 3d, 1SS3.
Board met at 8 o'clock, A. M. All
Petition to divide Lost Creek pre
cinct into two precincts was read and
action thereon deferred.
County warrant Xo2C3 for $10.20 was
ordered to be canceled, thesame having
been erroneously issued.
Resignation of D. B. Barnhardt, Jus
tice of Peace for Burrows precinct, was
accepted; also resignation of G. A. Field
Justice of Peace for Lost Creek precinct.
John Timothy was thereupon ap
pointed Justice of Peace for Lost Creek
precinct to fill the vacancy.
Application of Road Overseer Bul
lock for lumber, nails, and one road
scraper was granted.
The Chairman and Clerk were in
structed to issue a deed to Samuel
Bergman for lot 1, block C, in Colum
bus souare. city of Columbus.
On motion, the Board allowed 55.68
for the relief of Freese, aud ordered
the Clerk to draw warrant for said
On motion, the Clerk was instructed
to draw a warrant for $236.65 in favor
of County Treasurer, for redemption
of tax sale certificates of government
lands (homesteads and timber claims)
illegally assessed.
Two section line roads petitioned
for by Francisco Walker
precinct, were declared open ; the
same being by consent aud right of
wa3' granted free of charge by the
owners of the land.
The Clerk was instructed to notify
the Road Overseer of District No. 12,
that certain roads in said district are
obstructed by fences.
Thefollowing accounts were allowed
on road fund :
Columbus Lumber & Grain
Co., lumber. $209 3C
Jno.Maughan, hauling lumber 6 00
Robert Lewis, work on road
and bridges 3 65
H. Huehes. lumber 507 84
G. A. Field, lumber
Mrs. Hanier, boardiug Hamer
Guy A. Brown, 2 copies com
piled statutes, with appendix
Jno. Walker, Uailifl'Dist.Court
Jno. Huber, Bailiff Dist. Court
18 00
C 00
14 00
10 00
Benjamin Speilmau, isuiini
District Court 22
Harry Newman, Bailiff Dis
trict Court 22 00
J. J. Maughan, Bailiff District
Thos. Burke, Bailiff Dist.Court
Jas. Flvnn, Bailiff Disk Court
G. B.Speice, Bailiff Dist.Court
; oo
4 oo
U 00
14 00
C. A. Brindley, Bailiff District
Court 14 00
John Stauffer, preparing As
sessors' books 100 00
D.CKavanaugh, Sheriffs fees
for ser'ing subpoenas hV C
John D. Knight, scliool Janu
abstract for Treasurer's ofllce
Dowty, Weaver & Co., mdse...
Friedhof & Co., mdse.
Israel Gluck, mdse.
State Journal Co.. books, etc...
52 50
4 85
2 58
10 50
m 50
D. C. Kavanaugh, Sheriff's
fees serving grand and petit
juries 82 80
John Stauffer, cash expended
for county 16 55
C. D. Evans. Co. Physician... 83 33
J. E, Moncrief, County Supt... 104 16
O. L. Baker, Road Overseer... 87 25
Pohl & Wermutb, mdse 41 35 1
Pump aad Wild Mills.
E. D. Fitzpatriok, mdse 14 00
Mills & Co., mdse.. J 25
Geo. W. Galley, house rent for
Sheriff 4'2 00
Joseph Rivet, services County
Commissioner . 30 00
Whitmoyer, Gerrard & Post,
Attorneys 225 00
W. D. Davis, boarding paupers 20 00
Chas. Brindley, digging grave
for Aieiiilja 3 50
II. Oehlrich fc Bro., mdse 10 25
D. C. Kavanaugh, Sheriti", for
boarding prisoners, etc. 233 "0
Julius Rasmussen, mdse 3 10
J. E. North & Co., coal 119 75
Fred Gerber, witness State vs.
Klentschi 2 SO
J. G. Routson, Appraiser Bu-
cherroad- 3 00
St. Mary's Hospital, boarding
and nursing paupers 200 00
On the accounts of D. C. Kavanaugh
for $165.65 and $82.80, a vote was called.
Commissioners Rivet and Moran vot
ing "yes,' to allow said accounts;
Commissioner Henr3- voting "no."
The same vote was recorded on the
bill for bailiffs.
Board adjourned to meet Tuesday,
May 15th, 1SS3.
County Clerk.
Rising Citv, Butler Co., Neb.,J
May 11th, 1883. (
Eoitou Jouknal: Our village baa
made more substantial progress in
permanent improvements the last four
month? than at any time during its
existence. Rock foundations and nice
buildings is now the order of the day,
aud the building boom bids fair to
continue all summer.
Corn, we judge, is two-thirds plant
ed, and if we could have a few nice
warm days the growing qualities of
corn planted would soon be satisfac
torily settled. But very little wheat
sown, farmers mostly are depending
on oats and corn for all crop purpo
ses. Gardens are very backward ; so
much cold windy weather has made
everything very late, even for Ne
braska. But then we will probably
get our spring and summer weather
later in the season.
Cherry bloom is just beginning to
open ; wild plums are in full bloom,
also pears aud crabs; apples just be
ginning to open, but how much or
little the cold weather will have for
culinary purposes we can tell better
bye and bye. One thing I am thank
ful for my large orchard is in far
better couditiou than I expected after
the 6cvere storm of last summer. But
all of us who had no crops last season
are working hard, Providence per
mitting, to secure our fair share this
coming fall.
Flour is higher here than in Chica
go ; blessed be the millers, they ought
to feel happy.
Sugar beets raised here last season
analyzed four degrees higher in sugar
and less acid than in France or Ger-
mauy, according to the analysis of the
department at Washington ; and if we
could only have a sugar factory con
ducted on right principles what a
boon it would be for this part of Ne
braska !
Check rowers are largely used on
corn-planters this spring, and some
green drivers who have made crooked
rows may find it difficult to plow
both ways bye and bye.
After a thorough test we like tho
honey locust so well as a hedge plant
we arc putting out one-half mile more
this spring, and will also plant one-
half acre to forest. No more box
elder will be planted by me, and all
praise in its behalf as a tree to be rec
ommended for forest planting we
consider erroneous; so, so, we are
speaking of our upland prairies.
Why Not ?
Portugal will open her national
agricultural exhibition at Lisbon
about the 20th inet., which will be
continued during May. June and
July,wbich will afford an opportunity
for American manufacturers in agri
cultural implements and machinery to
extend their enterprise and establish
valuable marketB for their products
in that section of Europe, where there
is an awakening interest in agncul
tural improvements.
Laud Office at Grand Island, Neb.J
May 3d 1883. f
NOTICE u hereby j;iven that the fol-lowing-nuineil
settler ha filed notice
of bis Intention to make final proof in
support of bis claim, and that said proof
will be made before C. A. Newman, Clerk
of the District Court, at Columbus, Neb.,
on June 15th, 1883, viz:
Richard C. Hart, Homestead, 10iC0, for
the S. W. H, Section 24, T. 20, K. 1 West.
ne names iuu lujiowiun witnesses iu
prove his continuous residence upon, and
cultivation or. saia lana, viz: ueorge
H. Beyer, John Daily. Martin l'ostlc aud
Ia. L. Brown, all of Humphrey Nebr.
" 2- C. HOSTETTER. Reenter.
' Land Office at Grand Island, Neb.,)
May 4th 1883. J
NOTICE is hereby given that the following-named
settler baa filed notice
of his intention to make final proof in
support of his claim, and that said proof
will be made before Clerk of District
Court, for Platte County, at County seat,
on Saturday June 16th, 1883, viz:
Miller Wolford Pro. D. S. No. 743
for the N. E. i Section 24, Town 20. North
of Range 1 East. He names the following
witnesses to prove his continuous resi
dence upon, and cultivation of, said
land, viz: Chas. Heilsman, S.J.Wheeler,
of C res ton, P. O., G. W. Kibbler, I. J.
Nicholas, all in Platte County Nebraska.
.: t 1IOSTKTTER. Kerfster.
Came to my premises, Friday, April
20th, 1883,
Having the appearance of being 7 or fc
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 the left hip has the ap
pearance of T Y; seems to have been rode
recently with saddle. Owner will please
call, pay charges and take bis property.
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Dry Goods and Clothing Store
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benefit, of it.
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ach or bowels those terrible disorders arising from solitary habits oi youth, and
necret practices more fatal to the victims than the sonxs ot Syrens to the mariners of
Ulysses, blighting their mott radiant hopes or anticipations, renderin" marria"e
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Those that are suffering from the evil practices, which destroy their mental and
physical systems causing
the symptoms of which are a dull, distressed mind, which unfits them from perform
ing their business and social duties, makes happy marriage impossible, distresses
the action of the heart, causing flushes of heat, depression of spirits, evil forebod
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ny reuevcu. lie who places himself under
connue in
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improper Indulgence, loung people are ant to commit iYiiai.a fmn, . k:..
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springs, the most serious and destructive symptoms of both mind and bod v arise
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after month taking poisonous and iijurious compounds, should apply immediately.
Graduate of one or the most eminent colleges of the United States, has effected some
of the most astonishing cures that were ever known; manv troubled with rineine in
the ears and head when asleep, great nervousness, being a'larmed at certain sounds
with frequent blushing, attended sometimes with derangement of the mind weri
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Dr. P. addresses all those who have injured themselves by improper indulgence
and solitary habits which ruin both mind and body, unfitting them for business
study, society or marriaee. uuainesi,
These are some of the sad, melancholy effects produced by the earlv hihu-n nr
youth, viz: Weakness of the back and lfmbs, pains In the head and dimness oT
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