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WEDNESDAY DEC. 24, 1SS4.
At A. & 3L- Tamer's.
Wool hose at Condon & Mc
Kenzie's. A fine list of new books at A. &
A full line of groceries at Condon
Horse blankets and lap robe at
F. H. Euscbe's. 32-5
Coffins and all kinds of funeral
goods at Monger's.
Bobber goods just opened ont at
Condon & McKenzie's.
Yod will save money by trading
at TVermuth & Bcettcher's. 21-tf
The JorRXAL extends "A Merry
Christmas"' greeting to all.
Christmas cards in silk, satin and
plush at E. D. Fitzpatrick's.
Toys, a great variety and cheap,
at A. & M. Turner's, lltb st.
Remember the grand mask ball
by the Band on New Year's eve.
"When every base burner fails to
give you satisfaction try a Grand.
Pride of the Kitchen Soap, for
cleaning tinware, at "Wm. Becker's.
The most toys for the money at
A. & M. Turner's book and music
Gans and ammunition are sold by
TVermuth & Bcettcher at bottom
Only one of those Grand square
base burners left at Krause, Lubker
A gray eagle fell to the unerring
aim of a Rising City sportsman the
Everybody is talking of the mask
ball to be given by the Band on New
The celebrated ha.-c burner
"Splendid"' for sale at Wermuth &
The celebrated Moline wagon sold
at very low figures at "VTermuth &
The best heating and cooking
stoves for the least money at "Wer
muth Bcettcher's. 21-tf
The largest and best assortment
of cook stoves and ranges at "Wer
muth &. Bcettcher's. 20
Highest srade of silverware at
reduced prices at A. J. Arnold's, op
posite Clother House. 32-4
"Wanted An experienced cook,
woman preferred, at the Nebraska
House, Columbu, Xeb. lp
Boots and shoes at Condon & Mc
Kenzie's. Fremont is arresting its gambling
house proprietors and lining them
to the tune of $100 each.
Parties in need of dry goods can
save ten per cent bv buyiug for cash
from Condon 3IcKenzie.
All new goods at Condon 5: Mc
Kenzie's. Don't forget that the Engine Co.
give their annual ball at the Opera
House to-morrow, Christmas night.
All persons indebted to us on
note or account are requested to call
and settle. Tavlor, Schctte & Co.
Morrissey Bros. & "Weaver al
ways pay the highest prices for all
kinds of grain. Give them a call.
The annual coal famine is upon
the people of some localities. A
shortage in supply has been felt here.
Gentlemen you will please call
and settle your accounts by Jan. 1,
1SS5. Respectfnllv, Carrig & Lvnch.
Krause, Lubker & Co. offer spe
cial inducements in order to close out
every heating stove they have on
No goods delivered on Christmas
and New Years day. Store open only
from 9 a. m. to 12 ra. Julius Ras
Ten per cent discount given on
all cash purchases of dry goods of one
dollar and over at Condon & Mc
Kenzie's. The Rock Island Brewing Co.
have about completed a large ice
house on the alley between 12th and
In about thirty days the quarterly
pension money distributed to the
pensioners of Platte county will be in
Last and only chance in this year
to get a fine heating stove cheap,
cheaper than ever before, is at Krause,
Lubker & Co's.
John Timothy, Esq., dealer in
school books, stationery, etc., at Platte
Center is the authorized agent of the
Jocrxax. at that place. 5-tf
A. & M. Turners book and mu
sic store is now located in the Jour
"al building, Eleventh st. School
supplies kept on hand.
A. & M. Turner have moved their
book and music store to the Jocrxal
building on lltb st They are selling
their stock of toys at cost, to close
O. L. Baker has on hand a lot of
new buggies which he will trade for
cows and young tock. Also horses
to exchange for the same kind of
An attorney of the city says he
has five divorce cases for the coming
term of court Is it possible that
hard times make this class of litiga
tion more lively?
Mr. Sam Shannon has removed
his wholesale flour and feed head
quarters from 11th street to Nebraska
Avenue, one door south of Martin &
Trekell's insurance office.
The largest doll ever made will
be given to the best little girl skater,
under 12 years of age, on Christmas
night, Dec 25th, at the skating rink
Admission 15 cents. The contest
promises to be a good one. 1
At A. & M. Turner's.
Toys at cost at A. & M. Turner's.
Any person having young stock
or cows which they would like to
turn into a nice, new baggy, a horse
or a span of horses will be accommo
dated by calling on O. L. Baker.
Chas. Ziegler saith the base burn
er they bought will keep fire forty
eight hours with one hod fall of coal.
It is the prize stove exhibited by
Krause, Lubker So Co. at the fair this
Parties knowing themselves in
debted to the undersigned and whose
account is past due, will please pay
the same before Jan. 1st, 1S85, or it
will be collected by law. Jalias
The cold snap does not seem to
have the revivifying effect on the
railroad trains that it does on the den
izens of the city as they scarry along
the streets. All trains for the past
few days have been late.
Old winter with his icy breath
has got along at last, and seems bent
on knocking the bottom out of the
illusion that he was going to put in
the season monkeying around the
north pole to the neglect of Nebraska.
All parties knowing themselves
indebted to the undersigned, will
please call and settle on or before
Dec. 30th, '84, after that date all un
settled accounts will be placed in the
hands of a collector. Condon & Mc
Jack Frost has been getting in
his work in tine shape, and the ice
men who had begun to feel glum are
brightening up. Since the cold snap
set in the thermometer has been fool
ing around down in the teens most of
It is reported that John H. Bow
man, who was Identified with the
early history of this city as a saloon
keeper, wa3 recently killed by his
partner in the same business at Liv
From Henry G. Laschen, who
was in town the other day and called
at the Jourxal office, we learn that
he recently marketed eighteen hogs
here which averaged a fraction over
400 pounds each. Henry feels justly
proud of this record for big porkers.
All parties knowing themselves
indebted to the undersigned are re
quested to come forward and settle
on or before Dec. 25th, "84. All ac
counts not paid by the aforesaid time
will be placed in hands for collection
without fear or favor. J. B. Dels
"Weeping "Water evidently goes
in for the practical useful as well as
the asthetic beautiful in her girls.
The papers of that place boast of a
young lady who can husk and crib
seventy bushels of corn a day and has
all the other accomplishments be
sides. The gossips seem unable to settle
upon a suitable mistress for the "White
House during Cleveland's adminis
tration, and the harrowing fear that
he may have to settle the important
matter for himself is taking hold of
the country. "When, O, when, will
the direful results of the late election
On Monday morning last the most
conservative, temperate thermometer
ye reporter could get returns from
showed twenty degrees below zero at
eight o'clock, and one excitable little
instrument made observers imagine
that the north pole, in hunting up a
new location had decided to settle
around here, by indicating twenty-six
degrees at nine o'clock.
The city seems infested with
sneak thieves who make a specialty
of purloining clothes which are left
upon the line over night, and from
reports which have reached this
office, the pilfering rascals undoubt
edly have a weakness for good, warm
underclothes. If they could be caught
in the act, a handfull of beans dis
creetly distributed from a shot-gun
might have a good effect in inducing
thm to let other people's property
A letter received here Sunday
from J. E. North at Dallas, Texas,
says the journey to New Orleans so
far had been very enjoyable to him
self and wife. He says some of the
southern country is very nice and
lots more is very poor. The chief
business of the city of Dallas is
the selling of cotton, hauled 40 and 50
miles, mostly by negroes, who drive
very poor mules and oxen. Also that
Buffalo Bill is in New Orleans with
his Wild West show.
Illinois has always been con
sidered the-leading corn state, but
Nebraska, and especially Madison
county, got away with her this fall
right in her own territory. The
Stark county (Ills.) agricultural so
ciety offered prizes of $25, $15 and $10,
for the best lot of corn raised by any
farmer of that county, or any farmer
of the west who was formerly from
that county. Mr. W. D. James, of
this place, is an old Stark county
farmer, and he sent a sample of his
corn, the Yellow Dent variety and
we are proud to say he took the first
premium of $25. Jfadison Chronicle.
The Grand Island limes learns
from an attache of the Sioux City and
Pacific surveying party "that the rail
road will certainly be completed to
Chadron by Aug. 15th, '85, and on
that date the Northwestern Transpor
tation Co. will remove its outfit from
the Pierre route to the Chadron road
to the Black Hills." If this should
happen to be correct, and Chadron
prove to be the point where the Black
Hills branch leaves the main line, that
town will have a boom next summer
that will eclipse anything in the
White river valley. Valentine will
prcb&bly be made to feel that she is
too far east, even if she has the land
At A. & M. Turner's.
The.city was rendered lively last
Saturday by a large influx of farmers,
who came with their wives and
daughters to admire the holiday dis
play of our merchants and purchase
the usual Christmas offerings.
The firm of Early & Niblock and
also the firm of Early, Niblock &
North, insurance agents, have been
dissolved. A settlement of the affairs
of Early & Niblock, it appears, was
unsatisfactory to the former gentle
men and seemed to warrant him in
instituting proceedings against 3fr.
Niblock, which proceedings were
commenced last week. However, it
now looks as though an adjustment of
affairs may be consummated without
the intervention of the law.
A couple of denizens were scad
ding along the street the other night
in opposite directions with heafts
bowed to avoid the catting blasts of
winter wind. The look-out was not
good and there was a collision fol
lowed by a dull thud and a flitting
of numerous little streaks of fantastic
light athwart the vision of the dazed
pair as they recoiled a few paces and
sat down. Let us charitably draw a
veil over the scene that followed and
conclude the remarks indulged in
were only befitting the occasion of
a familiar meeting. Scott, of the
Democrat, can tell all about it He
This community was startled
yesterday morning by the arrest of
P. J. Lawrence, a well known farmer,
residing a few miles east of the city,
on a charge of incest, the complaint
being made by the husband of his
daughter who was married about
three months ago, and who, within a
few days, has been delivered of a
child, the parentage of which she
charges to her father. The accused
was taken before Judge Rickly and it
appearing that neither party was
ready for a bearing, the principal
witness being still confined to her
bed, the case was adjourned to Dec.
31st and the accused required to give
bond in the sum of $5,000 to appear.
At the time of going to press (Tues
day evening) the required security
had not been given.
The Phosa McAllister Dramatic
Co. played an engagement of two
nights in this city last week, opening
on Friday night in "Ingomar, the
Barbarian," which they presented to
a discouragingly small house, but in
a manner that left no doubt that Miss
McAllister is an artist of the highest
class, and that she is supported in
keeping with her own talent in a
manner seldom encountered in a
traveling troupe. The wonder is that
the combination can afford so much
of excellent talent as it contains ; but
the secret probably lies in the fact
that there is no "Jim Crow" band.
one-horse orchestra or flaming, circus-like
"paper' and other vulgar ac
companiments for drawing the
public to witness the performance of
some star whose luster is waning,
supported by a lot of mediocre
"supes." At the second night's en
tertainment was presented "Engaged,"
a pleasing little comedy from the
author of "Pinafore," which was han
dled with the skill that the first
night's performance assured. But
the house was no better. Whatever
the cause, the company certainly de
served better financial encourage
ment If the lack of attendance was
due to the hard times and scarcity of
money, then there is nothing to be
said. The remarks in excess of the
usual very brief comment are on ac
count of a desire to see true merit get
to the front over shoddy assumption.
We hear of a species of fraud that
was being attempted here last week
upon some of our citizens. A smooth
spoken fellow was endeavoring to get
subscribers to a circulating library
upon the following basis: The sub
scriber to pay one dollar cash in hand,
for the perpetual use of Harper's
Library, all the numbers published
and yet to be published (one every
week ;) no further assessment or ex
penses of any kind, for rent or pay
for librarian, &c. One gentleman ap
proached gave the solicitor a piece of
his mind, and we presume he Las
gone to greener pastures. Columbus
Yes, Mr. Jourxal, he did seek
greener pastures; came to Osceola,
secured the requisite number of sub
scribers and established a circulating
library. The books have arrived and
everything is satisfactory. The gen
tleman who gave the solicitor "a
piece of his mind" was probably a
little too previous. Osceola Becord.
We are pleased to hear that "every
thing is satisfactory," as we always
are of the success of a legitimate en
terprise; but the following extract
will show the possibility of a humbug
in such literary schemes, and that the
gentlemen mentioned in the Jour
nal's note, under the circumstances
the parties being complete strangers
and their scheme liable to distrust
wa3 not "a little too previous," in
advising the young man to present a
plan less liable to suspicion if he
wanted to open up business here. If
the citizens of Osceola were not
"taken in" it was not because of the
lack of "greenness" in the pasture.
"A few weeks ago two sleek-looking
fellows stopped at Logan, repre
senting themselves connected with
the Harper Bros.' Publishing House,
and were establishing circulating li
braries. Their scheme was to get at
least fifty members, each paying 11,
for which they would receive as many
books as there were dollars paid.
They had no trouble in getting the
required number, nearly all the prom
inent men taking stock (?) in it. They
then organized themselves into a
library company, with Dr. Knowles
as librarian. They paid their little
dollars, believing they were getting a
fine thing. When the books were
delivered their lips began to drop.
They were no more nor less than
Franklin Square Library books, and
the whole lot was worth about $10.
Gentlemen dropped in to get a book
to read by their own fireside- They
examined the books, dropped out of
the eager crowd and slid through the
back door." Logan lotcay Courier.
A DEVOTED HCSBAXD.
He H&mlstke Dead Body of His Wif
From Colorado to Iowa to Re
deem a Premise.
In these modern days of newspapers
and telegraphs, the facilities for gath
ering and disseminating news would
seem to be about as perfect as human
ingenuity, still ana enterprise coaia
make them, and the idea of present
accomplishments in this line would a
decade ago have been considered
Utopian. The accumulation of news
has become an absolute science, and
the item which escapes the reporter,
important or not, if it affords the pos
sibility of being woven by the ver
satile mind and vivid imagination of
the indomitable faber pusher into
presentable matter to the reading
public, must owe its escape to a lack
of healthy competition, the life of
newspaper enterprises, as well as of
But we have failed to notice in the
Omaha papers the pathetic story of a
western settler which was told to a
lady of this city at the transfer depot
at that point recently. Noticing an
elderly lady in charge of a little child,
which was apparently in the very
agonies of suffering, her tender, wom
anly feelings prompted her to offer
consolation, and, if possible, aid to the
poor woman, who was seemingly
bowed down with sorrow and care.
From her was elicited the following
sorrowful story :
The child she had in her care was
the offspring of her lately deceased
daughter from whose death bed-side
she was returning. Some time in the
month of September last her daughter
had removed with her husband and
three children, the youngest three
years old and the oldest eight, to some
point in Colorado, about thirty miles
from the railroad. Previous to start
ing from her home which was at
Oskaloosa, Iowa, being in delicate
health, she had exacted a promise
from her husband that should she die
he would return her body to her old
home for burial ; and when the dread
summons came and the partner of his
life, the sharer of his sorrows and his
joys, the mother of his children, was
called to that bourn from which no
traveler returns, the stricken husband
set about his mournful doty of re
deeming his promise and fulfilling
the dying request of the departed one.
The night before the departure for
the point where it was supposed the
body could be shipped by rail, the
youngest child which was then in the
narater's arms, fell into a vessel of
scalding water and was terribly burn
ed. On reaching the railroad it was
discovered that owing to the neglect
of some requisite requirement of the
company in the matter of shipping
corpses, the body could not be return
ed in that way. But being determin
ed that nothing but the absolute im
possibility to keep the same should
absolve him from his promise to his
deceased wife to deposit her remains
for final rest in the sacred precincts of
her former home and the home of her
people, the devoted man made all
necessary arrangements and as speed
ily as passible set out to make the
mournful pilgrimage by team.
Ac Hjmea'n Altar.
DOWTY COOPER-In Columbus, on
Wednesday evening, Dec. IT, 1S4, by J.
J. Sullivan. County Jud;re, Mr. David
Dowty, of this city, and Mrs. Zetta
Cooper, of Pittsburg, Pa.
The quiet manner in which this
happy aliance was affected took com
pletely by surprise many of the most
intimate friends of the couple; but
the popularity of David as a well
known, sterling, sensible young bus
iness man, who has grown up in the
community, and earned for himself a
position in the social and business
circles of this city, together with the
deep respect and admiration that has
been accorded the beautiful bride
since she became a resident of Colum
bus, as due to her charming manners
and winning womanly graces, will
have a tendency to popularize this
quiet, sensible, unostentatious man
ner of uniting the future destinies and
entering the sacred realms of mat
rimony. Their true friends will be
none the less hearty in their con
gratulations. With these the Jour
xal joins in sincere good wishes.
May they be blessed with long life,
happiness and prosperity.
Aa Editor Tribate.
Theron P. Keator, editor of Ft
Wayne, Ind., Gazette, writes: "For
the past five years have always used
Dr. King's New Discovery,for coughs
of most severe character, as well as
for thos of a milder type. It never
fails to effect a speedy cure. My
friends to whom I have recommended
it speak of it in same high terms.
Having been cured by it of every
cough I have had for five years, I
consider it the only reliable and sure
cure for Coughs, Colds, etc," Call at
Dowty & Chinn's Drug Store and get
a Free Trial Bottle. Large size $1.00.
Corn Starch is the most delicious of
all preparations for Puddings, Cus
tards, Pies, ifcc. None equals it in
Purity and Whiteness. This starch
never varies; is made from selected
Corn ; a marvel of strength and whole
someness ; more economical than any
other, and is recommended by the
best Chemists as being free from
adulterations. Ask your grocer
Mrs. B. F. Stump was brought
back to this city from Ulysses last
week in custody of an officer on a
charge of defrauding her creditors, at
the instigation, we believe, of Chicago
claimants. Since arriving here she
has been lying ill at the Grand Pacific
hotel. Her hearing will come off as
soon as the state of her health will
All persons indebted to me, either
by note or account must settle forth
with, as after the 1st of January all
claims will be placed in the hands of
34-2 Das Coxdos.
J. G. Eeeder and Dr. Evans were
at Omaha yesterday.
Miss Mella Bremer is engaged in
teaching school at Humphrey.
John G. Becher and wife have re
turned from their wedding toar.
Gas. G. Becher was rustling op
through the northwest counties last
Mrs. Dr. Siggins, of Dakota, is
risking her Aister, Mrs. Dr. Marty n, in
Will. Gibson, of Cedar Bapids, was
m the city several dayi recently visit
Perry Lushbaugh, with his family,
intends removing to Ainsworth,
Brown county, about Jan. 1st.
"Dave" Loeb's many friends in this
city will be pleased to learn that he Is
rapidly recovering from his illness.
W. T. Ransdell expects to start for
a visit to the exposition at New Or
leans about the last of next month.
Byron Millett, Esq., of Denver,
Col., came down last Sunday and will
spend the holidays with friends in
Ellis Brown came down from Cedar
Bapids Monday, and will enjoy the
holidays with his young friends in
Mr. Don Cameron, of Illinois, is in
the city the guest of his brother-in-law,
Mr. John Rickly, with whom he
will spend the holidays.
Miss Stella North, who is attending
school at Brownell Hall, Omaha, came
home Saturday evening, and will re
main till after the holidays.
The many friends of Mrs. H. J.
Hudson will be pleased to learn that
she is now in a fair way to recover
from her recent severe illness.
Dr. D. T. Martyn has decided on a
visit to the World's Exposition at
New Orleans, and contemplates start
ing Saturday next. Accompanying
him will be Master Irve Latham, and
also his little son, Dave.
Judge A. M. Post who has been at
home for a few days of leisure from
court duties, went to Central City
Monday to preside at a term of court
for Merrick county. He was accom
panied by J. M. Macfarland, of the
THE GRADES PRO AXD COX.
Mb. Editor : As so much has been
said against the actions of our town
ship board in purchasing a grader, I
consider it no more than justice to
the board that the matter be placed
before the public correctly. By in
vestigation we And the facts in the
case to be as follows : The grader was
purchased this summer at a cost of
$1,000 and the job of grading was let
to Mr. Geo. Maynard, the lowest
bidder, at 3? cents per yard, who
during the season has thrown up
grades to the extent of 14,168 yards,
at a cost to the township of $531.30.
Building of the same amount of road
would have cost 8 cts. per yard with
out the grader or $1,133.44, which
shows a profit of $602.14 on our own
roads ; and that in connection with
the $50 paid to the township by Mr.
Maynard for the use of the machine
five days makes the total gain on the
investment $650 in round numbers, in
one season, and leayes the township
in the possession of a machine worth
$1000 at a cost of $350. And yet
many of our citizens persist in calling
the board foolhardy, and claiming
that they have spent the road money
unprofitably, even going so far as to
hold meetings expressing their indig
nation and employing an attorney to
examine the proceedings of the said
board. It is also openly declared by
certain persons that the same machine
has been sold in adjoining counties
for $700, which we are satisfied is
wholly a mistake, as we have seen
letters from two of the counties in
question, signed by the county clerks
of the same, stating that the said
machines were bought for $1,000 each.
These being the facts in the case we
claim that the board should not only
be exonerated from all blame, but ap
plauded for executing the duties of
office in a wise and judicious manner.
Mr. Ben. Johnson is home from
Lincoln to spend the holidays.
The children in this vicinity are
nearly all having the whooping cough.
The friends of George L. Saunders
will be glad to learn that the contest
on bis timber claim is Greeley coun
ty has been decided in his favor.
The M. E. church of St. Edwards is
to have a Christmas tree on Christmas
eve, and the committee having it in
charge are doing all they can to make
it a grand success. Arrangements
are made for Santa Clans and wile to
pick the tree.
Little Nellie, the infant child of
Alfred and Fila Fish and grandchild
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Guiles, died
on the morning of the 20th of whoop
ing cough, age three months and
three days. The funeral took place
from the Woodville school house on
the 21st, at 2 p. m., Bev. J. W. Jen
nings, of St Edwards M. E. church,
officiating. The remains were inter
red in the St Edwards cemetery. The
friends have the sympathy of all in
their great bereavement.
Mourning hearts now ladly weeping,
Dry. oh! dry your tears and rest.
Little Nellie's sweetly sleeping.
On the loving Savior's breast.
She was given to your keeping
For a time to tend and love;
The sweet flower, for which vou're weep-
Blossoms now in fields above.
Blooming ia eternal beauty,
Loot, and there your loved one view:
Safe from pain, all care or duty,
Darling Nellie waits for you".
Hew ia This?
Ed. Jourxal : The awarding of
sidewalk contract to Mr. Miner by
our honorable city council ia an in
justice to property holders.
SACRIFICE SALE !
On account of the stringency in money matters
and the low prices ofgrain we have determined,
for the NEXT 60 DAYS, to close out our winter
BOOTS f SHOES
At such prices as will make the poor able to buy
better goods than they could afford to buy before,
and the rich anxious to buy more than they are
really in need of.
This Sale will be for Cash Only !
Give us a call before you purchase somewhere
else. Please remember the place,
J. H. Galley & Bro.,
ELEVENTH ST., COLUMBUS.
Has now on hand a
All for sale at
A Fine Hearse at the
EOOnS OX ELEVOTH STSEET,
WERMUTH & BCETTCHER,
Heavy and Shelf Hardware,
Stoves and Tinware,
Pumps, Guns and Ammunition.
The Celebrated Moline "Wagon Sold Here.
Platte Ceater Items.
Turkeys are trumps.
No dearth of preparation for Christ
mas in spite of hard times.
The cold weather makes slow work
on the buildings now in course of
erection in this place.
Oar estimable P. M. has moved into
his new store opposite the old stand.
lie baa a Urge and commodious
building and is putting in a stock of
The mass meeting of Lost Creek
was a big affair, nearly every voter in
the township was in attendance to
hear what the board "knew about
Mr. Moriarty, upper Shell Creek,
has lest sixteen bead of stock lately ;
cause too much corn stalks. Mr. P.
Murphy's loss has been adjusted by
the Omaha Horse & Cattle Ids. Co.
Business is good for the times. The
town is full ot teams and people, the
tores are doing a rubing business.
There is not much corn nor hogs
coming in as the farmers are holdiug
back for better prices.
The Hon. John Kehoe, our legisla
tor elect, will attend the legal conven
tion at Madison. John intends to
post himself on the needs of his sec
tion and to give a good account of
his stewardsbiD. Success to bim.
Shell Creek Heats.
Miss Erma Cotton is teaching in
our district, No. 31, and the scholar?
praise her very highly.
Corn husking is pretty much all
done in this neighborhood. The
yield is large and the corn good.
Mr. Kaminski's sale was pretty
well attended and prices good. We
understand he is going to Humphrey
to spend the treasures be gathered on
The Welch church is almost done
and we have no doubt the congrega
tion will fill it up pretty well, the
Welch people being quite numerous
in the neighborhood. They are an
industrious, hard-working and saving
people bound to. succeed and prosper,
being good citizens and honest and
This probably will be my lapt com
munication before the holidays, per
mit me therefore to extend to your
editorial staff, and all your typos,
pressmen, etc., from the venerable
Judge A. C. Turner down to the
little "devil," and to all your cor
respondents and your numerous
readers "happy greeting" and sincere
wishes for blessed and pleasant holi
days and for a "Happy New Year."
They have built a nice school house
over near Mr. Becklems residence.
Religious services are to be held
there and a Sunday School. Rev. Mr.
Little from Columbus preached the
first sermon, next a Methodist min
uter wm to preach aad then the con
splendid assortment of
i Book Cases,
OF ALL KINDS.
'EMBALMING and UNDERTAKING.
Coinmaiid of the Public.
gregation was to choose between the
two. We have not learned the re
sult Mr. Thomas Hall is teaching
school in that nice house one of the
best we have seen in the country, in
Many cattle are still dying on dif
ferent farms in the neighborhood, of
Dry Murrain, which is neither infec
tious nor contagious, Mr. Johannes
having lost 13 head, Mr. Moriati per
haps as many, Mr. Henrich also lost
2 bead. The latter made up for ic in
the pig line, having sold quite a num
ber of young breeders, some going
quite a distance. Bloomingdale
stock farm is becoming famous for
young breeding stock, in the cattle
and hog lines. X. Y. Z.
ery Kemarkable Recovery.
Mr. Geo. V. Willing, of Manches
ter, Mich., writes : "My wife has been
almost helpless for live year?, so help
less that she could not turn over in
bed alone. She ued two Bottles of
Electric Bitters, and is so much im
proved, that she is able now to do
her own work."
Electric Bitter will do all th.V. i3
claimed for them. Hundreds of tes
timonials attest their great curative
powers. Only tifty cpnts a bottle at
Dowty & Chinn's DruiT Store. 2j
BBcklea' Arnica. Salve.
The Bc3t Salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Clcer, Salt
Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped
Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all
Skin Eruptions, and positively cures
Piles, or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or
money refunded. Price 25 cents per
hex. For sale by Dowty & Chinn.
I herewith notify all tax-payers of
Columbus township that I will re
ceive taxes at my houe on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, and, after
Dec. loth, every day, except Sunday.
33-3 Jaco3 Locis, Collector.
The following is a list of unclaimed
letters remaining in the post-ofice. in
Columbus. Neb ." for the week ending
Dec. 20. 1SS4:
D Miss Nellie Deneene.
G Chas. J. Georze.
M George Hall. Miss Do ra Herbert,
O. G. Hersler f 4j.iiss Toma Hunloc.
V 3Ir. H. Powners.
S E. H. Sneeth.
XAV. A. Thomas.
W 5. 31. Wallan;aam. Edward F.
TVoIfee (2;, Aug. Wassenhand.
If not called for in 30 dav3 will be sent
to the dead letter office, Washington, D.
C. Wnen called for please say'-adver-
tised,' as these letters are kept separate.
H. J. Hciteox, P. M
FEIEDHOF To Mrs. Theodore Fried
hof Mondar morning, Dec 22d, a son.
Advertisemenu under this head five
cents a line each insertion.
Choice quality of Nebraska winter
apples at Wm. Becker's. 41-tf
HFFT - GRAFF LANDS
FOR SALE AS FOLLOWS.
S. per Acre.
S.Kot S.W. ....
S. W. 1
l east n 50
E.of X. E.Ji
X.W.K - -
S. E. X
E. k or vr. k
Teraui One-third cash, balance on
time to suit purchaser at 5 to 10 percent,
interest. Apply to
J. "W. IXVE,
Corn in ear
Rock Springs nut
Rock springs lump
2 50(33 50
3 C025 00
$ 5 00
For good youns breeding stock of
all kinds, call at Bloomiugilale 'tock
farm. A. Henrich. 30-tf
Wm. Schiltz makes boots and shoes
in the best styles, and uses only the
very best stock that can be procured
in the market. 52t
All parties against whom I have
notes and accounts will be sued in ten
days after notice to settle is given,
unless fivorablv heard trom. C. J.
Thos. Flynn has on hand a large
number of brick and is burning still
more. Those who know they shall
be in need of brick would do well to
call at once. 11-tf
Wf have made arrangements to fur
nish to the subscribers of this paper,
that excellent agricultural and stock
journal, Th? Xebrtiska Farmer, for the
small sum of $1.00 per year. The
Farmer is published at Lincoln, Neb.,
O. M. Drue, Editor, and i devoted to
agriculture and stock growing in the
west. Every farmer hould take It
Send $1.00 to this office and we will
have the Farmer sent to vou-
From the farm of L. H. Jewell, five
head of calves, two marked with
3wallow fork in right ear and two
with same mark in left ear and one
with under slope in risht ear. Any
one returning or iiivins information
of the same will be suitably rewarded.
L. H. Jewell,
34-2t Lost Creek, Neb.
IxhU for 9iale.
In Colfax Co.. ne-tr Platte Co. line,
SO acres, 70 of which are under the
plow ; frame dwelling, hor?e and cow
stables, cow -heds and corral, corn
crib-, windmill and 2 pumps (water
40 ft. from surface), -ome fruit and
Also 160 acres, 120 under cultiva
tion, 7 acres of forest trees. Both
tracts have first rate stock range, and
road facilities. $2,500 tor each tract,
on easy terms.
15-x" U- M CKENZ1E.
To the heirs of Dorothea Wol'l. or tcAoni
it may concern:
You are hereby notiriVd. that the prop
erty described 'a follow- to-wit: Lot
So'. 1. in bl .-k 'o. l.'!, in olumbua.
situated in Hatte rounty. and state of
Nebraska, was purchased on th- itith day
of March. l-.J. at tix -ale by . J. Dalf,
and was taxed mil delinquent for the
vear li74. '75, 'TiJ, '77. ". ". '50. and 'si.
that the same wa-s ta'Ccil in the name of
Dorothea Wolfel an I thit tae tuu ot
redemption will expire on the itith day of
Mareh. lSi. . J. Lauc.
Dated, i olunibu. N'eb . Dec. I-. l-vl.
Notice of Sale under Chattel 2fort-
"yoTICE is hereby iriven that by virtue
JJN of a chattel mortiraie dated on th
2d dav of September, l". executed Sv
Lorenz Waibel and 3Iatuit- Waibel to
Pohl & Wermuth to secure the payment
of the -urn of $I3.T5. and upon which
there it now due the -um of $lit.20. De
fault having been made in tiw payment
of said sum. therefore we will jell the
property therein de- ribed. viz . ou
sorrel hor?e ten year- uld and one bay
mare live vears old. at public an -lion, in
front of Jake Winner's Feed stable in
the citv of Columbu-, eouHty of Platte.
State of Nebraska, on the 13th day of
January, 1.-5. at one o'clock p. m-of said
Dated Dec. 23d. 14.
Pohl & Wermltii. Mortgagees.
M.1CFARLAND it t OWDERV.
t T)T)Tr7T7' send six cent- for
A K K H po-tage.and receive
i- -L J-tLZJ J-J. ,ree? a costly box of
goods which will help you to more money
nsht awav than anythicir else in this
world. All, of either -ex. succeed from
rirst hour. The broad road to fortune
opens before the worker-, ab-olutely
sure. At once address, Truk .t Co .
ALWAY ON HAND A FULL AND
CANNED AND DRIED, of all KlND,
GUARANTEED TO BE OF
A GOOD .6 WELL -ELECTED STOCK,
ALWAYS AS C H E AP AS THE
BOOTS & SHOES !
23" THAT DEFY COMPETITION. 2
BUTTER AND EGGS
And all kinds of country produce ta
ken in trade, and all goods deliv
ered free of charge to any
part of the city.
KEEP ONLY THE BEST GRADES OF
J. B. IEU".HA3f.
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