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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4, 1885.
Sekatoe Vaxce, of North Carolina,
haB been unanimously renominated
by the democrats.
It appears that Dakota's capitol is
to be located at Ordway, Brown coun
ty, instead of Pierre, Hughes county.
Kebbabka. ought to be thankful to
Leslie's and Harper's Weekly for cuts
of Nebraska's exhibits at the World's
Nebraska, it is claimed, lacks only
f56,451 of having enough money in
her treasury to pay off all her indebtedness.
Haikes haB been elected permanent
speaker in the Illinois House. Thus
ends the long speakership fight, and
probably eettles the question that
Logan won't be elected senator.
The woman's relief corps of the G.
A. It. of Nebraska, held a session last
week at Beatrice. Mrs. D. G. King,
of Lincoln, was elected vice-president
at large to attend the national en
campment at Portland, Me., next
"The duty of a people suffering
under any disposition, native or for
eign, is to better their condition."
The foregoing, from the laBt Dem
ocrat, may be a good sentiment, if we
are to suppose that the proofreader
Mrs. Samuel O'Bbiax, living a
mile and a half east of Fremont, Neb.,
destroyed her own life the other
night by taking strychnine. She re
pented after taking the poison and
informed ber husband, but a doctor
failed to get there in time to save her
life. She gave no reason for the deed.
A frightful explosion occurred at
Sioux City, la., on the morning of the
20th ult. in tho pork packing estab
lishment of Jas. O. Broge & Co. One
of the four large lard tanks exploded
with terrific force, tearing away a
four story addition to the main build
ing scattering death among the em
ployes. Three persons killed and six
A fire was discovered the other
morning in a lot of books and records
stored under the roof of the house of
representatives at Washington. The
firemen cut away the wood and soon
extinguished the lira. It was confin
ed to a spaco less than twenty feet
square. The damage, is slight. The
fire is supposed to have started by
nlfir.tric wires used in lighting the
hall of the house.
The superintendent of Nance coun
ty is calling the attention of school
boards to the fact that the schools
Bhould be provided with a good
dictionary, outline maps, twelve-inch
globe, a good black-board, set of
black-board exercises, a set of read
ing charts for beginners, aud a
numeral frame. The suggestion is
applicable to nearly every country
school in Nebraska.
A terrible accident occurred near
Crete on Thursday. Chas. Ogden,
was chasing a wolf on horseback,
when coming to a gate he set bis gun
down by a wiro fence, got off, opened
the gate, re-mounted and then took
hold of the gun and drew it up, the
hammer catching in a wire, dis
charging the gun. His upper and
lower jaws were completely torn off
and death will undoubtedly result
from the wound. Gazette Journal.
TnE very latest news from J.
Robert Williams, the notorious David
City Sunday School Superintendent,
temperanco speaker, lawyer and em
bezzler, is that he was in durance vile
at St. Thomas, Ontario, pending his
examination on an extradition re
quisition. The offense upon which
his extradition is sought is forgery,
which Williams claims he was not
fool onough to commit, aB he knew
that this was an offense from the con
sequence of which a residence in
Canada would offer him no security.
If tho prosecution succeeds in making
out a case of forgery against Wil
liams he may again have the pleasure
of mcetiug many of his old friends at
TnE Society of the Army and Navy
of the Confederate States at Baltimore
elected Jeff. Davis an honorary mem
ber of that body on the 13th ult. Davis
acknowledges the honor of member
ship conferred upon him, gives the
Marylandcrs no small amount of flat
tery for their chivalry and gallantry
in the revolution, the war of 1812 and
the men of Maryland who in 1861
bore a distinguished part in the de
fense of those principles for which
their lathers successfully fought.
Says the certificate of membership
shall be left as an heirloom to his chil
dren and his children's children, that
they may never forget what is due
their father's friend?, the old soldiers
The encampment of the G. A. R. in
se6Eion last week unanimously voted
Beatrice, Neb., as the place for hold
ing the next re-union, September 5
to 12. The following officers were
elected: A. V. Colo, department
commander; J. H. Culver, senior
vice commander; J. B. Davis, junior
vice commander; Dr. Stone, medical
director; C. O'Ncil, chaplain; J. S.
Clarkson, delegate at large to the
national convention. Bed Cloud was
selected as the place of the next en
campment, iu February. Tho re
union committee is J. E. Hill, T.
Yule, N. Herjon, G. M. Homes, E.
P. Boggen, A. Holman and W. C.
Henry. Commander Cole has ap
pointed the following staff assistants:
Adjutant general, B. Shiviley; quar
termaster general, Harry Hotchkiss;
inspector general, J. C. Lewis; chief
mustering officer, J. W. Levering
house ; Judge advocate, J. Q. Voes.
The State Farmers' Alliance held
their meetings in Lincoln last week.
The following officers were elected:
President, J. Burrows; Vice-Presidents,
Allen Root, first district; L.
D. Willard, second district; A. A.
Steadwell, third district; Secretary,
Boot, Burrows, Poynter, Hansen
and Darling were appointed a com
mittee to confer on railroad and tax
legislation, and to appear before the
railroad ommittee;o the.legislatpre.
The alliance indulged in a long dis
cussion of railroad rates &c, in which
Burrows, Boot, B.. H. Wood, Poynter
and Stickel tookpart.
The following resolutions, pre
sented by Mr. Burrows, were
Resolved, That the passago of the
Reagan bill through the United
StateB House of Bepreeentatiyes on
tho 8th of January, 1885, by a vote of
more than two to one was a signal
triumph of the people over railroad
monopolies, that gives an earnest of
better days coming.
Besolved, That if said Beagan bill
should be defeated by railroad attor
neys and monied monopolists of the
United States senate, ana mus posi
nnno thn rflcmlfttioii of our inter-state
commerce for which the people of
the United States have been so -long
and anxiously waiting, an indignant
people will know where to place the
Resolved. That this state alliance
heartily and unreservedly approves
the courso of Hon. C. H. Van Wyck,
senior senator from Nebraska, and
regards him as an able and fearless
champion of the rights of the people.
Besolved, That the creation of a
commission by law for the regulation
of railroads in Nebraska, if not in
violation of the constitution of our
state, wonld not remedy the evils
complained of by our citizens.
After adopting the resolutions the
STMOPfllB Of P"f?LJK.fCrI,tC
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Jan. 26. Petitions, reports, refer
ences, resolutions and .motions were
the order of the forenoon business.
Among the bills introduced and
read the first time, was one by Mc
Allister, to compel railroad com
panies to hang up bulletin boards in
depots showing time of arrival and
departure of trains. . . . .
Jan. 28. In the early pan ui iu
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.
Summarized Report of Proceedings.
Board selected sixty names from
legal voters of the county from which
to draw the regular panel of grand
and petit jurors for the next regular
term of the district court.
Petition of H. J. Neisius and others
for public road commencing at the
S. W. corner Sec. 23, T. 19, B. 1, east,
running due north on section Hue and
terminating at N. W. corner S. W. X
Sec. 14, T. 19, B. 1, east, to be known
as. the i-'Doorsch. road." .was granted
and road declared opened, and clerk
STATEMENT OF THE INDEBTEDNESS
PLATTE OOTJISTTY, NEBEASKA,
ON JATfTJAIWT lfit, 1885.
session petitions and motions were J in8tructea- t6 publish due notice of
The following bills were introduced
News received at London says that
General Stewart's force is entrenched
south of Metemneh. The dispatch
states that Stewart is in communica
tion with Gen. Gordon. Stewart's
force had several fights with the Arab
rebels before it reached Metemneh.
Stewart was badly wounded. Sev
eral persons killed in the fights.
Stewart's wound, while not fatal, is
so severe as to disable him for the re
mainder of the campaign.
and read the first timo :
Meiklejohn, amending section 1, of
article 6 of the constitution.
Shcrvin, to establish an asylum for
the incurable insane at Fremont.
H. B. 145 was read a second time,
and on motion of Brown it was re
ferred to the committee of tho whole
and made the special order for Mon
day next at 5 o'clock.
Bills from 155 to 165 were read a
second time and referred to appro
S. F. Nos. 1, 27 and 10 were read a
third time and passed.
Senate adjourned until Feb. 2d, at
Jan. 26. A number of Senate bills'
were read the first time in the house.
A large number of petitions were
presented and referred, for the pur
pose of making a general law for the
suppression of houses of ill-fame.
The private secretary of the Gov
ernor announced .that the Governor
had signed H. B. 84, which provides
for the payment of members and em
ployes of the present legislature.
Jan. 28. The House had under
consideration in committee of the
whole the bill regulating passenger
tariff on railroads, which was dis
cussed at considerable length, but no
conclusion arrived at and tho com
mittee asked leave to sit again.
The HouBe was informed that the
Senate had passed Senate bills 1, 27
and 10, and asked concurrence of the
House adjourned until 5 o'clock p.
m., February 2d.
On the Nebraska side and about
half a mile down the river from
Bigley's ravine is an immense bluff,
200 feet high. The bank near Ponca
has been washed by the river aud ex
posed to view rock, and In it two
layers of coal, each about ten inches
thick and two feet apart. Between
the layers is a slaty formation inter
spersed with thin deposits of coal.
Tbb coal is of an inferior quality, yet
it makes a good fire.
An inquest wan held the other day
over the remains of Mr. Lay, the
victim of tho vengeance of Louis
Bachus, whose daugbtor Lay bad de
ceived with promises and ruined.
Bachus, her father, who sought re
dress and satisfaction, met with de
fiance and insult, and in his mad
dened frenzy shot and killed Lay.
Bachus made a full confession and
was held for trial.
Nellie C. Bailey was acquitted the
other day in the United States district
court at Wichitaw, Kansas, of the
charge of the murder of a wealthy
Englishman named Bothamley, with
whom she was traveling in the Indian
Territory about a year ago. She still
maintained that he shot himself.
Mr. Pelekean, a Bohemian, liv
ing near Wilber, Neb., took a load of
grain to town one day last week, and
after selling his grain started for
home in a state of intoxication and
it is believed fell from his wagon
fracturing his skull, which ended in
the Iosb of his life.
Recent news from Borne says the
snow fall on the Italian Alps is the
heaviest within the memory of man.
A terrible acconnt arrives from the
villages destroyed. It is calculated
that three hundred lives were lost.
TroopB displayed much heroism in
Bev. J. W. Lowkie, a Presbyterian
missionary to China, has the only
four-wheeled vehicle in Pekin, an un
graceful but useful covered depot
wagon,'buiIt in Ohio. The natives
are amazed at its wheels, so light and
A man named Dennis Wyne, was
knocked down the other night near
the B. & M. depot at Hastings, Neb.,
and robbed of $75 by two men named
Davis and Underwood. Both were
arrested and are nnder $2,000 bonds
A short time ago a cable message
was sent from Melbourne, Australia,
to London, and delivered in twenty
three minutes. Tho distance by laud
and sea is 13,398 miles, aud the mes
sage was "repeated" eleven times.
It is reported that the police of
London have arrested a woman in the
act of entering the Royal Exchange
building with a quantity of dynamite
concealed on her person. Also three
men, probably her accomplices.
Miss Mattie Worley, a teacher in
Greenwood county, Kansas, has
earned enough money by teaching to
buy 100 acres of laud. Sho is not yet
twenty years old, and receives only
$40 per month.
W. T. McBride. one of thn first uet-
I tiers of Webster county, recently sui
cided. He cultivated a homestead
and a habit for whiskey, and died in
full possession of both.
News from London reports a
special from Borne which sayB Italy
is prepared to Bend 25,000 soldiers to
Egypt to assist in supporting British
Siyty-one of the 249 judges of
election indicted the other day at
Chicago have appeared and been re
cognized with their sureties in $300
Summary of the Most Impertaat
Delagp of the Body.
Jan. 26. Ingalls laid before the
Senate a memorial from the legisla
ture of Kansas remonstrating against
the establishment of a cattle trail
across or through the state.
Plumb reported a substitute for
the House bill for forfeiting a part of
the land granted to Iowa in aid of
Bayard's resolution, after a sharp
debate, Biddlcberger only taking
the opposite view, waB adopted 61
to 1. It is as follows :
Besolved, That the Senate of the
United StateB has heard with indig
nation and profound sorrow of the
attempt to destroy the house of par
liament and other public buildings in
London, and to imperil the HveB of
innocent and unsuspecting persons
and hereby expresses its horror and
detestation of snch monstrous crimes
Jan. 28. Several messages from
the President were laid before the
Senate transmitting information here
tofore called for regarding the laud
ing of foreign cables in the United
States, the awards of tho Venezuela
mixed commission and the 6tatus
of the Oklahoma lands, which the
President maintains canuot, under
the existing treaties, be opened up
Jan. 29. The Senate refuses to
ratify the Nicaragua treaty by a vote
of 32 to 23.
Jan. 26. Several resolutions and
The army appropriation bill was
referred to the committee of the
whole. It provides for an appropria
tion of $24,429.53.
The bill appropriating $6,000 to
enable the commissioners of the Dis
trict of Columbia to maintain public
order during the ceremonies attend
ing tho inauguration of the President
Jan. 28. Slocumb, from the com
mittee on military affairs, reported
back the resolution requesting the
President to transmit to the Honso a
copy of tho recent appeal of Fitz
John Porter, together with the ac
The resolution passed, 179 to 77.
The House considered land grant
bills on the calendar.
The House was worn out with
motions and roll calls and took no
Jan. 29. The river and harbor ap
propriation bill was considered in
committee of the whole. Pending
debate, the committee rose aud the
A bill enfranchising women was
introduced the other day in the In
diana legislature. A measure was
also presented for congressional ap
portionment, which, if passed, will
give tho Democrats ten districts in
Petition of J. E. Fisher and others
for public road commencing at tho S.
E. confer of Sec: 29, T.'19, R. 3, west;
running due norm on section line
three miles and terminating at the N.
E. corner Sec. 17, T. 19, R. 3, west, to
be known as tho "Fisher road" was
declared opeued and'clerk instructed
to publish due notice of same.
Action on motion to strike -E. N.
W. X, Sec. 22, T. 19, B. 1, west, from
the tax list of '84, tho same being a
homestead taken only three years ago,
and illegally assessed, was deferred.
By resolution, the attention of the
county treasurer was unanimously
called to the law in regard to the col
lection of delinquent taxes and "urged
tp act. diligently in. the matter.
One. of the doors of safe in clerk's
office reported defective and on mo
tion clerk was instructed to corres
pond with Detroit Safe Co. and re
quest them to replace said door free
of charge to the county.
Action on.thoHohlen road" was
Petition of John Dinneeu and oth
ers asking for vacation of that part of
a public road known as the "River
road" commencing at N. W. corner
of N. W. H, Sec. 11, T. 17, R. 2, west,
running in a southeasterly direction,
terminating at the N. W. corner of
N. E. h of S. E. M, Sec. 12, T. 17, K.
2, west, was granted and said road
Application of county treasurer for
two road' district records, tabbed,
with names of townships, also for
permission to have the railings and
desks changed to make more desk
room in his office and a stand made
with pigeon holea for the dilierent
Petition of Mathias Gilsdorf and
others for public road commencing at
N. W. corner Sec. 6, T. 20, B. 2, west,
running south to S. W. corner Sec. 18,
T. 20, B. 2, west, to be known as the
"Gilsdorf road," was granted and said
road declared opeued and clerk or
dered to publish due notice of same.
Report of committee on roads aud
bridges iu reference to bills of Thus.
Ottis accepted and bills allowed.
Supervisors North and Wiggins
were appointed a committee to com
r.ioin cot tlompnt with couutv treasurer.
Report of committee on roads and
bridges in reference to bills of Hugh
Hughs accepted and bills allowed.
Bond of Harry Brown as constable
of Columbus township was presented
The treasurer was instructed to
strike from tho tax list of '84, the N.
v. v Roo. IS. T. 19. R. 1. west;thcE.
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COUNTY bonded indebtedness.
Julv 1. 1870, To general brldgo bonds redeemable 20 years from
d:ile with interest at 10 per cent per annum..
July U 1875, To couutv funding bond redeemable 10 years
from date with interest at 10 per cent per
By amount offundingbondu redeemed
Jan. 1, 18S0. To L. &N. W. It. It. bonds redeemable 20 years
from date with interest at 8 per cent per
- 'annum .". : -....;..?....
. $170,000.00 $170,000.00
Jan. 1,1883, To amount of bonds outstanding $187,000.00
pkkcinct bonded indebtedness.
July 1, 1874, To Butler Precinct bridge bonds redeemablo 20
years from date with interest at 10 per cent
per annum -
Julv 1, 1S81, To Columbus Precinct bonds isiued toO.N.& B.
. H. It. It. Co. redeemable 20 years from date
with interest at 7 per cent per aunuui
Jan. 1, 18S5. To general fund warrants outstanding and un
redeemed To interest accrued on same
Jan. 1, 1385, To bridge fund warrants outstan ! .0' aud unre
deemed To intnrpnt. nircrued on same
Jan. 1, 1SS5, To road fund warrants outsta-i I - ud unre
deemed To interest accrued on same
Jan. 1, 1SS5, To county general fund, ovcrp.iirt
Jan. 1, 1885, To county bridge tund, overpaid
Jan. 1, 1885, By taxes due and delinquent for years 1670 to 1883
inclusive (less State, school and city funds) .
Jan, 1, 1885, By 1881 taxes due but uncollected (less State,
school, township, city aud village funds)
Jan. 1, 18S5, By net cash in treasury (less State,school,town-i
ship and city funds) ,
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DEALER IN ALL KINDS OK
STAPLE AND FAMILY
I KEEP CONSTANTLY ON BAND A
WELL SELECTED STOCK.
Teas, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups,
Dried and Canned Fruits,
and other staples a
Wkitebreast Loup Coal 5.00
Nut " 4.50
CaioaCity " 7.00
Colerado Hard " 10.00
BSBTA GOOD SUPPLY.
GedM Dellrered Free te
part r the City.
TAYLOR, SCHUTTE& CO.
I certify that the above statement exhibits the whole amount of county andT pre
cinct bonds issued, of county warrants outstanding and unredeemed, aluo all .delin
quent and uncollected taxes n the 1st day of January, A. D. 1885, nd that the
amounts above enumerated are true and correct to tho best of my knowledge and
beiief and that thr foregoing statemet does not include the State, district, school,
township, city or village funds. jojm grAUpFBBf
Columbus, Nebraska, Jan. 1885. " County Clerk.
Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, near
A. & If. Depot.
DRY GOODS !
Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps,
TWm GOODS AM NOTIONS.
LOW PRICES FOU CASH.
The wealthiest man in the world is
the Chinese banker, Han-Qua, of Can
ton. He pays taxes upon an estate of
90,000,000, and is estimated to be
worth 1,000,000,000 tales, which in our
money would be about 240,000,000.
It was recently reported at Lon
don that Franco had decided to
officially declare war against China,
iu consequence of England enforcing
the foreign enlistment act.
The formal transfer of Liberty bell
occurred at New Orleans on Jan. 28,
in Music Hall, in the presence of
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the N. W. is, Sec. 20, A. it, n. ,
west, the said land Laving been erron
eously assessed and not subject to
taxation on April 1st, '84, and that the
treasurer receive credit on the delin
quent tax list for the amount of said
The following resolutions were
read and on motion placed on file :
We, the town board of Sherman Town
ship, adopt the following resolution:
llesolved, That in order to legally trans
act town business and settlements with
the town treasurer, that we believe it to
be in accordance with law and common
sense that the town treasurer retain his
collection books and collect the taxes
therein due the town. Signed by the
Wm. J. Newman,
JOUN WlSK, J. P.
Herman G. Lusciien, T. C.
Resolved, We, the undersigned mem
bers of the town boarUor bhcrman lown
ship, have examined the laws or Nebras
ka in reference to town organization, and
have como to the unanimous conclusion
conclusion that the town treasurer and
town assessor must be paid for their ser
vices in the following way, viz: For
town services, by the town; for county
cnrvin.g liv tlin POllJltV: and that WC
hereby-protest a settlement on any other
To sustain our position m this resolu
tion we refer the Honorable Board of
Supervisors and county attorney to the
following scctidns of law governing the
matter: Sections 47, 5o and 55 of the act
providing for township organization, and
section CO of the revised revenue laws.
Wm. J. Newman,
Herman G. Luschen, T.C.,
A resolution earnestly requesting
our representatives and senator from
this county to havo prepared and
passed (if in their power to do so) a
bill or resolution for the relief of
town treasurers in counties under
township organization, allowing them
their !ecs for the collection of taxes,
was adopted unanimously and clerk
instructed to send copy of resolution
to our representatives.
On motion tho chair appointed
Supervisor Kiernan as committee of
oue to assist in completing settlement
with county treasurer.
H. D. Coan was appointed justice
of the peace for the 3d ward city of
Communication in reference to re
mission of taxeB of Nicholas Gentle
man referred to committee on finance.
Bonds of road overseers presented,
examined and approved as follows:
Jacob Gerber and R. A. Taylor, But
ler ; John F. Maynard and Wm. Her
man, Burrows. Town clerk.6 Fred.
Schaad, Bismark; Ira B. Briggle,
Granville; B. II. Lathrop, Butler.
Assessors J. O. Blodgett, Butler; B.
S. Morris, Burrows. Treasurers
Wm. Hess, Butler; Albert L. Dack,
Lost Creek. Justice of the Peace
II. D. Coan, 3d ward, city of Colum
bus. Constable August Schneider,
A resolution was adopted instruct
ing the county treasurer to rcturu the
overseer's receipt book back to the
overseers of the respective townships.
On motion Grand Prairie township
was divided into four road districts
the several boundary Hues oud num
bers to be as follows : Sections 1, 2,
3, 10, 11, 12. 13, 14 and 15 road district
No. 44 ; sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1C, 17
and 18 road district No. 45 ; sections
19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33 road
district No. 29 ; sections No. 22, 23, 24,
25, 2C, 27, 34, 35 and 36 road district
Motion to consider the bill present
ed by J. B. Dclsman for the collection
of taxes in the city of Columbus was
Bismark township was divided into
four road districts, boundary lines as
follows : Sections 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12,
13, 14 and 15 road district No. 28;
sections 4, 5, G, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17 and 18
road district No. 2 ; sections 19, 20, 21,
28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33 road district
No. 4G; sections 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27,
34, 35 and 36 road district No. 47.
On motiou the two resolutions pre
sented by town board ot Sherman
township were reconsidered and the
same withdrawn from file.
The county clerk and treasurer
were on motion instructed to check
up the several town treasurers tax
lists with the original tax list.
Motion to reconsider action taken
with reference to county physician
In matter of account of A. Ilenrv
for lumber lurnished for Burrows
township, the committee reported
recommending the allowing ot same
.mil ihiii amount be chanred to ac
count of Burrows township, as per
Newman resolution adopted July 8th,
'84, was adopted.
On motion bill of Ole W. Olson for
.2 25 for work in Walker township
was allowed and the amount charged
to Walker township as per Newman
resolution July. 8th, '84.
Committee on claims reported that
claim of Chas. Hoagland for remission
of personal taxes for year 1884, claim
ing same was assessed in Colfax coun
ty was rejected, which report was
accepted and sustained and claim
Sheriff made application for janitor
for nneninsr vear which was granted
and same amount allowed as last year.
Oc motion tho Bherifl was instruct
ed to have sink repaired in jail corri
dor, and it found necessary a larger
waste pipe laid trom sinu to vauii.
A resolution transferring the coun
ty poor fund, county prison fund,
county Court House fund and adver
tising fund to the county general
fund, as tho payment of all indebted
ness for which they were credited
have been paid in full ; also, for con
solidating the county special bridge
fuud and Loup Fork bridge fund, the
same to be known as the Loup Fork
bridge fund," and whereas, the land
road fund, the county road tuna ana
It requires the labor of five men
an entire year to build a locomotive,
and this is tho average at each of tho
sixteen locomotive works in the
There are 2,800,000,000 copies of
daily, weelsly aud monthly journals
published annually iu America, as
against 7,300,000,000 copies in Europe.
The old' superstition that the
howling of a dog at night is always
followed by death has many adherents
in the most civilized communities.
It is Btated as a tact that there are
347 female blacksmiths in England,
all of whom swing heavy hammers
and do men's work generally.
There are 250 female physicians in
Russia, but under no circumstances,
are they allowed to treat other than
women and children patients.
Jonathan Chase was elected the
other day from Rhode Island United
States senator, and Senator Voorhees
was re-elected from Indiana.
France is introducing the system
of "catch mails" at small stations for
fast trains a system perfected in the
United States in 1868.
About two million acres of gov
ernment land remain subject to home
stead and timber culture entry in the
Ten thousand cats, dogs, goats and
birds will be exhibited in Madison
Square Garden, New York, early
There are 16,000,000 school chil
dren in the United States, 10,000.000
of whom aro enrolled in the public
Over 800 timber clajms and 500
homesteads have been taken up iu
Cheyenne county during the fall and
Dry Goods and Clothing Store
. Hat on hand a splendid stock of
Dry Goods, Carpets,-
Hats, Caps, Etc., Etc.,
At prices flut fere never beard of Before in Colli.
I bay ay goods strictly for cash and will girt My customers the
benefit, of it.
Give Me a call and convince yourself of the facts.
Boston has an apple mission, which
dintribntcs from 4.000 to 5.000 bushels
general road fund aro all for one pur-of apples among the poor every year.
pose, that tue same be Known ana
designated as the general road fund
and that the county treasurer be in
structed to make the several trans
fers embodied in the foregoing, was
Committee appointed to make set
tlement with county treasurer report
nil no follows :
To the Honorable, the Board of
Sityervisors of riaite uounty,Jxeu.
Gentlemen : Your committee ap
pointed to make settlement with the
county treasurer of this county from
Jan. 3d, '84, to Jan. 1st, '85, respect
fully report that they have performed
the duty assigned them and find the
1st. That tho county clerk charge
the county treasurer with the interest
colleeted on the delinquent taxes for
the several years.
2d. That the county clerk give the
county treasurer credit for the amount
of collections, principal and interest
for the several years as shown in the
report of the county treasurer in set
tlement to Jan. 1st, '85.
3d. That the county clerk charge
the county treasurer with the balance
on hand in the several funds, and give
the county treasurer credit for the
amounts overpaid on the different
funds as shown by report in settle
ment to Jan. 1st, '85.
4th. That we find upon careful in
veRticration that the cash books of the
county treasurer show collections for
state and county tax, principal ana
interest to the amount of $111,172.43.
5th. That upon careful investiga
tion we find that the county treasurer
has paid out for county warrants, in
terest, school orders, vouchers, com
pound interest, coupons, exchange,
school bonds, &c, the sum of $73,
470.83, and that we have received and
cancelled the warrants, orders, coup
ons, &c, amounting to the above
6th. That we have carefully exam
ined, checked and footed up the
treasurer's books and find that the
report of county treasurer presented
to this board of the several different
funds 5b correct as we verily believe.
7th. That the county clerk charge
the county treasurer with the balance
in the different state funds and give
the county treasurer credit when he
presents a receipt from the treasurer
of the state of Nebraska.
8th. That we recommend the trans
fer of the several different funds that
are at the present time extinct.
9th. That the county treasurer'6
fees, as shown by report, is $2,081.39,
and is correct and according to law
as we verily believe.
Wm. J. Newman,
John C Swabtsley,
R. E. Wiley,
The committee also reported that
thev found the funds in hands of
and on motion report was accepted
ana committee aiscnargea.
To be continued.)
Land Office at Grand Island, Neb.,)
Jan. 5, 18S5. J
NOTICE is hereby given that the following-named
settler has tiled notice
of his intention to make final proof iu
support of his claim, and that said proof
will be made before Judge of District
Court, at Columbus, Neb., on Feb. 23d
Dudley D. Hardy, Homestead No. 9709,
for the N. W. i, Section 4, Township 19
north, of Range 1 east. He names the
following witnesses to prove his con
tinuous residence upon, and cultivation
of, said land, viz: E. J. Egleson, aud
E. A, Sage of Creston, H. G. Luesch en,
and Herman Ludtke, or Boheet, Platte
37-6 C. HOSTETTER, Register.
Oveb 00,000 residents of New York
City live at hotels, and there are
100,000 strangers In town every night.
It is said Canton, China, with a
population of 1,500,000 does not pub
lish a newspaper of any kind.
It is claimed that the average
length of human life is thirty-one
years, and is on the increase.
A shock of earthquake stirred up
Smi Francisco early the other morn
ing but no damage resulted.
' Many physicians assert that the
secret of long life alter three score
aud ten is to keep warm.
Fifty years ago tho average weight
of beef cattle was. eight nunurea
pounds ; now it is 1,400.
LiQUOtt is reported as now being
expressed to prohibition counties in
Georgia in nail kega.
It is stated that in certain portions
of West Africa the natives eat all
enemies taken in war.
In years they have reigned Queen
Victoria stands ninth among the sov
ereigns of the world.
Dodge county taxes average about
$10 each for every man, woman and
child in the county.
Science says an earthquake occurs
in the United States or Canada once
every twelve days.
It was stated last week that at least
six thousand men were idle in Mon
treal and suburbs.
These are 452 women editors in
England and 1,309 female photo
graphers. These are 113,995 English school
teachers, nearly all of whom are
The population or St. Petersburg is
about the same as that of Chicago,
The damage done by tho recent ex
plosion in London will amount to
The average cost or feeding paupers
in New York City is 13 cents a day.
Making bricks of cork constitutes
one of the new German industries.
Land Office at Grand Island, Nub.J
Jan. 8th, 188.".. f
NOTICE is hereby given that the following-named
settler has tiled notice
of his intention to make final proor in
support of his claim, and that said proot
will be made before the Clerk of the Dis
trict Court of Platte county, at Colum
bus, Nebraska, on Friday, February
20th, 1885, viz:
Michael "Wieser, Homestead No. 8ti,
for the E. i N. E. , Section IS, Town
ship 19, north of Range 1 west. He names
the following witnesses to prove his con
tinuous residence upon, and cultivation
of, said land, viz: Clemens Weinhof,
Ignatz Zach and John Torcon of Humph
rey, Platte Co.. Nebr., and Alphons
Heintz orCalumbus, Platte Co., Nebr.
38-C C. HOSTETTER. Register.
Land Office at Grand Island, Neb.,l
Jan.Oth, 1885. I
NOTICE is hereby given that the
fnllnfvint'.immcd settler has filed
notice of his intention to make final proof
in support oi am ciaun, auu mat nam
proor will be made before the Judge of
ka, on February 21st, 1885, viz:
Bird W. Ellis, Additional Homestead
Entry No. 13878, for the V. $ S. W. i,
Section 34, Township 19 north, of Range
1 east. He names the lollowing wit
nesses to prove his continuous residence
upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz:
John VTurderaan, Herman AVilken, Fred.
Boening and Henry Kersch all of Colum
bus, Platte Co., Nebr.
38 C. HOSTETTER, Register.
U. S. Land Office, Grand Island, Neb.)
Jan. 6th, 1885. f
NOTICE is hereby given that the fol
lowing named settler has filed notice
of his intention to make final proof in
support of bis claim, and that said proot
will be made before Clerk of District
Court, at Columbus, Neb., on Saturday
February 28tb, 1885, viz:
John Chechon, Homestead No. 9778, for
the N. W. M Section 10, Township 19
north, or Range 2 west. He names the
following witnesses to prove his contin
uous residence upon, and cultivation of,
said land, viz: Wadyslaw Bogus, An
drew Paproski, Andrew Debny and
Adam Pir, all or Platte Center, Platte
38-0 C. HOSTETTER, Register.
Amebican oysters are now being
transplanted into German waters.
These are 7,162 women mission
aries aud preachers in England.
Sixty-foub women engravers earn
their livlihood in England.
Tv the Encrlish civil service there
county treasurer as reported by him, aro 3,260 women clerks.
It is claimed that Fred. Douglass
is worth $150,000.
Land Office atGrand Island, Neb.,)
Jan. 16, 1885. f
NOTICE is hereby given that the for
lowing-named settler ha i filed notice
or his intention to make final proof in
support or his claim, and that said proor
will be made before the Clerk or the Dis
trict Court at Columbus, Nebraska, on
February 26th, 1885, viz:
Joshua Van Blaricom, Homestead No.
9533, for the TV. , of N. W. i, Section
13, Township 20, Range 2 west. He
names the following witnesses to
prove bis continuous residence upon,
and cultivation or, said land, viz:
A. W. Morgan, R. Harper, E. H. Leach
and C. O. Moore, all or Humphrey, Neb.
39-6 C. HOSTETTER, Register.
Land Office at Grand Island, Neb.,
Utl. JtJlU, XOOi.
-., w ,
NOTICE is hereby given that the follow
ing named settler has filed notice ot
bis intention to make final proot in sup
port or bis claim, and that said proef will
be made before Judge or District Court,
at Columbus, Neb., on the 7th day of
March. 1885, viz:
Gottlieb Krause, Homestead Entry No.
11382, for the N. S. W. , Section 6,
Township 19 north, of Range 1 east, addi
tional to S. 54 N. "NT. K same section.
He names the following witnesses to
prove his continuous residence upon, and
cultivation or, said land, viz: John Roth
er, H. Scbulz, Hallweg, H. Ludtke, all or
Platte Co., Neb.
39-6 C. HOSTETTER, Register.
To Sarali E. Bowerr, non-resident de
fendant: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
on the 26th day or January, 1885,
Lewis A. Bowers filed a petition against
vou in the district court or Platte county,
Nebraska, the object and prayer or which
is to obtain a divorce from you on the
ground that yon have willfully abandon
ed the plaintiff without good cause for
the term of two years last past. You are
required to answer said petition on or
before Monday, March 2d, 1885.
Lewis a. Bowers, Plaintiff.
By hia Attorneys,
, Macvablakp & Cowdkky. 40-it
CONDON & McKENZIE,
Cor. Olive and 13th Sts.,
Have always on hand
a new and full
Dried and Canned Fruits of all kinds
yuaranteed to be best quality.
A well selected new stock whii'h will bo
sold as cheap as the cheapest.
BOOTS AND SHOES,
A NEW AND AVE1.L SELE'TED
.STOCK TO CHOOSE FROM.
flour at Prices to suit all Pockets !
ABUTTER, EGGS and POULTRY,
and all kinds of country produce taken
in trade or bought for cash at the highest
market prices. 1-y
COAL & LIME!
Iwk Spins Coal, $7.00 per ton?
Carton (Wyoming) Coal 6.01) "
EldoH (Iowa) Coal 5.00 "
Blacksmith, Coal of best quality al
ways on hand at low
North Side Eleventh St.,
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CHEEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
qFFICt COL TTMB US, NEB.
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