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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 38, 1885.
A. & K . TIME TABLE.
Leaves Columbus.. .8:10 a. m.
" Bellwcod .fi-JXi '
" David Citv 9:00 "
" Seward. 10:10 "
Arrives at Lincoln 11:25"
2:00 p. m.
The passenger leaves Lincoln at 3:55 p.
m., and arrives at Columbus 7:15 p. m:
the freight leaves Lincoln at 6 a.m., and
arrives at Columbus at 1 p. m.
The Journal has decidedly the
largest circulation of any newspaper
published in Platte county aid is the
only one printed wholly in the coun
ty. The Journal is the official paper
of the county, and publishes, by
authority, the proceedings of the
Board of Supervisors, the road noti
ces authorized, and all other county
printing required by law fo be pub
lished in a county paper.
Come to the Fair.
It pays to trade at Kramer's.
The "post-office building" is going
Metz post-office, this county, has
Platte County Fair at Columbus,
Sept. 8, 9, 10, and 11,
Headquarters for machine oils at
"Wermuth & Beettcher's.
Three pounds honey locust seed
for 1 1 at J. 1). Delsman's.
J. S. Murdock & Co. have 9 10,000
worth of work ou hands.
The bent of Flour at the lowest
prices, at J. B. Delsman's.
Hay will be in demand here this
winter. Put up all you can.
Pride of the Kitchen Soap, for
cleaning tinware, at Wm. Becker's.
Brood Mares for Sale. I have
twenty that I will sell. G.W. Elston.
The Omaha Presbytery meets in
this city two weeks from next
Money to loan on real estate. W.
B. Backus, attorney at law, 12th street,
The Masnnerchor and the Cornet
Band attended the pic-nic near Schuy
ler Sunday Iat.
Franz Ilenggler arrived at An
twerp, July 2Sth, so he says in a letter
to bis son Joseph.
Money to loan in almost any way
desired on real estate security at Gus.
G. Becher & Co's. 52-tf
Dick Jenkinson is about to erect
a new house on 14th street, west of
L. Clark's residence.
The Domestic, light-running and
durable, cau be purchased of A. & M.
Turner or G. W. Kibler.
Hum. G. Reciter Jr. Co.-H4
quarter for cheap 8feaaaalp
TIckelM, fcold am Sitae. -f.Vtf
We have only two Refrigerators
left, which we offer at a reduced
price. Wermuth & Bwttcher.
Wanted. By a single gentleman,
a furnished room. Private family
preferred. Apply at this office. 2
John Iluber, auctioneer, is in
brisk demand, and when he can't
make a good sale, it is useless to call
The census of this state by coun
ties has been reported. Platte county
has a population of 12,590, and the
Remember that the best Fair to
be held in Nebraska this year will
take place at Columbus, Sept. 8,
9, 10 and 11.
The railroad commissioners were
to start from Omaha yesterday on an
inspecting tour of the Union Pacific
We bad quite a discussion in our
sanctum Monday morning between
two gentlemen of the city on the
John Htiber has been engaged by
the managers of the State Fair to
assist in their exhibition. John has
found his risbt place.
John Timothy, Esq.,- dealer in
school books, stationery, etc., at Platte
Center is the authorized agent of the
Journal at that place. 5-tf
Saturday, Sept. 5th, John Brow
ner will have a sale of horseo, cattle
hogs, &c. at hi residence near this
city. See advertisement.
We are not one of those who ad
vocate the drawing of strict party
.lines in county or township elections.
Charles Schroeder put np a trac
tion engine last week near Humph
rey. It will not only do threshing,
but also haul the machine over the
Lost. Either at the Fair Grounds
r between that and Columbus, a
necklace belonging to Zora Morse,
with Zura engraved on the clasp.
Mrs. C. E. Morse. 4
We hear that one day last week
while John Shannahan was mowing,
his little daughter, unknown to him,
was in the grass, and the mower cut
off one of her feet.
Clarks Messenger says that Ed
ward, Bon of J. N. Dodd, had the
little "finger of the left band blown
off the other day by the accidental
discharge of a gun.
No services at the Presbyterian
church next Sabbath, because of the
improvements being made npon the
building. It is. hoped that the house
any be in readiness' for service Sun
John Huber has 14 grape vines,
second years growth, of the Concord
variety, got from Wm. Walton of
Genoa. -John claims that these vines
will this' year produce at least four
bushels of grapes. .
Ten bushels of Colfax connty
apples were brought to Chase's' store
last week from the farm of Mr. Cbas.
Thrush. This is but another good
pointer to frait growers of this conn
Come to the fair.
We learn that the section hands
will bo taken off the roads between
this place, Norfolk, Albion and Cedar
Ilapids, and that a construction train
will do tbe business, tue section
bosses being retained.
You will find it to your advan
tage not to buy a sewing machine
uutil you have canvassed tbe merits
of tbe light-running Domestic, 6old
here by A. & M. Turner, only, G.
W. Kibler, traveling salesman. 2
It is becoming quite fashionable
for a dozen or twenty ladies to hire
carriages, and, in a body, visit a
neighboring town a good idea, all
around; our neighbors are not only
just they of our own household, town,
country or even state.
We are indebted to M. Barrow
for a copy of tbe Deteret Netcs pub
lished at Salt Lake, Utah. It gives us
quite an insight into tbe state of feel
ing there among tbe Latter Day
Saints, with reference to what they
regard as persecutions.
In the contest between home
steaders and the great stock ranch-
mien for the occupancy and use of the
public lands, the homesteaders are
just now uppermost, with a likelihood
of so continuing. The menless lands
are yearning for the landless men.
Mr. and Mrs. John Huber brought
home with them from their recent
eastern trip a flag bottomed chair,
which in early days belonged to Mrs.
Uuber's great-grand-mother, and its
age is set down at 90 years. It will
be on exhibition at the County Fair.
There are a good many reports
coming in regarding a new disease
thai is causing the loss of a good
many hogs in various parts of the
count'. It is claimed that blood
gushes from their noses and ears,
when they soon die.Butler County
Twenty-six tubs of butter, as
signed to the Creamery Company by
Roberts & Jones, lessees, have been
shipped to Denver, and when tbe
proceeds are returned they will be
divided pro rata among the farmers
to whom R. & J. were indebted for
The farmers of Colfax county are
rapidly marketing their salable hogs,
fearing the approach of the hdg dis
ease. Numbers of them have loBt
heavily. While the disease is not
universal in Colfax county, it is cer
tainly very widespread and will be a
seriouB drawback to stock raising.
A correspondent in the Farm,
Field and Stockman, gives this meth
od of treatiog black leg: "Put one
half pint of salt into a quart bottle,
fill with water, shake well, and give
about half at the first dose; in about
an hour give the remaiuder, and one
hour later repeat,. Tbe following day
the operation should be repeated."
Work is actively progressing on
the J?gi & Scbupbach mill building.
Tbe grounds have been cleared of
rubbish and leveled, and work will
now be pushed. The B. k, M. track
north of the mill has been elevated
two feet, and the entire track raised
two feet and re-graded, which will
make it reasonably free from mud
during wet weather.
The Edwin Clifford Dramatic Co.
have engaged the Opera House Fair
week, and will give our people some
splendid entertainments. Tbe Clifford
Co. is one of the very best that ever
visited Columbus. Everything is
conspiring to make a first-class holi
day time during the Platte Co. Fair,
and now, if the weather will be fair,
it will doubtless be a grand success.
M. J. Clark's public sale ou upper
Shell Creek que day last week was
well attended. John Huber, the auc
tioneer, informs us that two year old
steers sold for $35.50, cows averaged
932, and one lot of yearlings sold for
935 and the balance of the lot for 925,!
yearling heifers for 924, calves 912.25,
hogs as good as 94 50, shoats 93 a
bead and suckling pigs 91-75 a head.
An exchange fittingly remarks:
"Let your boys fix op colts and take
them to the fairs this fall. It will
cultivate a taste in them 'for taking
good care of horses, will stimulate
emulation, and develop their judg
ment in regard to horses. It is a
good way to show the public that
you have the best colts in tbe coun
try, or to see who. has better. Give
the boys a chance."
E. A. Gerrard, as member of the
state central committee for Platte
county, has issued a call for a county
mass convention to be held Saturday ,
Sept. 5tb, at the Court House, in this
city, 1 p. m.-, directed to the temper
ance people of Platte county who
mean business, for the purpose of
electing delegates to a state conven
tion, and for tbe nomination of a
WSiavJoPRXAL job department is
prepareamfurnisb, on short notice,
all kinds of commercial work, such
as letter heads, note heads, bill
heads, statements, circulars, envel
opes, cards, dodgers, posters, &c;
visiting, cards; lawyers' briefs;
pamphlets; catalogues; sale bills,
c. Satisfaction guaranteed. Orders
by mail promptly attended to. Ad
dress, M. K. Turner & Co., Colum
bus, Nebr. tf-
We are informed that there are
places in this connty where cockle
burrs are growing in great abundance.
The farmer who permits this know
ingly does not deserve, nach praise
from his neighbors for neighborly
good deeds. This pest is, hard to root
nt after it gets a good 'start, and no
an should resf'easy so long as he
has any or them on hir place. It
would, sees, that, owing to the fact
that seeds wilt scatter, fast, -there
ought to be a state law compelling
iwsmjwuuj aui u raw aiure nuoie
or two acres ef weed every year.
Brother MacMnrphy of tbe
Schuyler Sun, referring to some one's
remark that a thousand years from
now the only names remembered in
American history will be Washing
ton, Lincoln and Grant, says : "Can't
say as to that, don't expect to be
editing a paper then, but surely Tom
Hendricks ought to last
thousand years, at least"
The Boone County Argus of the
21st says: "About a month ago a
dog on the Whiting Bros, ranch, went
mad and bit several hogs and dogs
before it was killed. One dog has
since been attacked with hydropho
bia, and last Saturday one of the hogs
bitten went mad and tried to bite
everything around it, and showed un
mistakable signs of hydrophobia, and
was promptly killed."
We are requested to announce
that a meeting will be held in the
High School room of tbe second
ward school building, Saturday even
ing next at 7 :30, for tbe purpose of
organizing a literary society. All
gentlemen and ladies, "old, middle
aged or young, who feel an interest
in such an organization, are earnestly
requested to be present and help
"start the ball rolling."
The enterprising and progressive
farmer and stock raiser, Gerhard
Loseke, has recently purchased of C.
H. Sheldon of Richland stock farm,
the promising young short-horn,
Arabella's Duke of Richland, price
9200. Mr. L. has been heading his
herd with a short-horn, bred by Mc
Clintock of Ky., and after seeing
results, has no disposition to go back
to scrubs or grades again.
The Fullerton Journal says:
"Mr. Means' bid for the Loup bridge
was 97.23 per foot, which brings the
cost of the bridge within tbe. sum
voted by the precincts. Tbe struct
ure will be 950 feet long and 14 feet
wide, combination, 70-foot spans, with
two turn-outs. Work will be com
menced at an early day, and the
bridge completed within ninety days
from time of commencement."
Sam. Mains left at the Madison
Chronicle office the other day a bunch
of timothy which was raised on prai
rie sod and measured fifty-five inches
in length. The editor says, "it has
been fully demonstrated in this coun-
f try that as good tame grass can be
raised here as in the far-famed grass
region of Kentucky, and we hope to
see our farmers engage in this indus
try more and more each year."
Monday laBt, while sitting near
bis door reading, a number of shot
were showered about, one of them
bitting A..F. Clark a glancing stroke
on the forehead and slightly drawing
blood ; another hit his little daughter
on the foot, but did no serious injury.
Tbe shot came from the gun of a lad
who was firing at a snipe. Discharg
ing firearms is so dangerous that it is
forbidden within the city limits.
We LOtice in the Genoa Enter
prise that Miss Maggie Hcimbach is
visiting old acquaintances there ; that
James Pearsall put in the lowest bid
for building the Methodist church;
that W. E. Walton has moved into
his new dwelling; that Hon. Horace
R. Chase of Peoria, 111., lately ap
pointed Sup't, of the Indian Indus
trial School, has made Genoa a visit,
and made a favorable impression
upon tbe citizens.
The following apportionment of
the pupils of the city has been made
by tbe teachers' committee of the
board : Those of the first ward, to
attend tbe first ward school ; those of
the 2d and 3d wards eouth of 12th
street, to attend the second ward
school ; the remainder of tbe pupils,
tbe third ward school. This would
seem to be a very fair apportionment,
for the best good of all concerned.
The only exceptions necessary will
probably be as to grades.
The officers of tbe Columbus
Lodge No. 148, 1. O. O. G. T., recent
ly installed WOTe: W. C. T., J. N.
Taylor; W.V.T., Mrs. E. A. Gerrard;
W. R. S., J. J. Reedy ; W. M., Miss
Harriet Smith ; W. F. 8., John Wal
graf; W. Trees., Miss Nellie Curtis;
W. R. H. S., Mrs. Drane; W. L. H. S.,
Mrs. Baldwin ; W. A. S., Miss Louie
Reedy ; W. D. M., Miss Jane Nicholls ;
W. I. G., Miss Abbie Drane; W.O.G.,
John Bennett. P. W. C. T's in the
lodge, Rev. O. V. Rice, J. S. Mur
dock. A good attendance is desired
next Friday (Aug. 28th.)
Secretary Routspn has spread the
fact far and wide that Senator Van
Wyck is to speak to the immense
crowd on tbe Fair Grounds, Thurs
day, Sept. 10th, and all are expectant
The ablest Senator Nebraska ever
had, a man who, almost alone in the
United States Senate, has fought for
tbe people and achieved great vic
tories for them, he tells what he
thinks, whether it tallies with your
notions or not ; those who hear him
will be well repaid for the time and
expense. An intellectual treat is at
all times agreeable, and, if properly
used, the most profitable of'all our
John W. Sissle informs us that
on August 17tb, the U. P. R. R. Co.
put up a fence along their line to
complete his field, and he says it is a
good job. We believe that this is the
first visible effect ef tbe workings of
tbe railroad commission, Mr. Sissle
having endeavored for a very long
time .to get the Company to do what
the law required. It was only a few
days since that he placed his grievance
with tbe commissioners, and they
unanimously requested the Company
to comply with tbe law. Whatever
may be thought of the commission
law, we believe in the "power" that
gets things done.
"For fbmi of goveraneat let fooli
West's sett aaadalsfcrsa is biU"
Laaalea at tiraaa
Last week at Grand Island occurred
third annual tournament of the Ne
braska State Firemen's Association,
which was a grand success in every
particular. Our boys report having
bad a glorious time at the hands of
I ill A 7aAmA ! ikf m a JU
luc U!U1SU BUU viinicuo ui unuiu
I island, ine city was handsomely
I decorated, bands were playing, tbe
streets were filled with red and blue
shirts, and thousands of people from
all parts of the state were present to
witness tbe exciting exercises.
The "W. T. Biseell Hose Team" of
this place, which took a prominent
part in tbe races, consisted of the fol
lowing persons: Wm. Dougherty,
foreman, Geo. Spooner, J. C. Martin,
W. B. Backus, F. Dougherty, Joe.
Martin, H. Hockenberger, Julius
Phillips, Don. Benson, F. Fngard,
Frank Turner, Cbas. Coan, Chas.
Taylor, Bob. Hemphill, Cap. Techudy
Frank Preiss and Fred. Shaw.
This is a comparatively new or
ganization, and for the practice and
experience they have bad, they did
nobly, very agreeably surprising their
many friends here.
The Hook and Ladder Co. of Col
umbus which were present and took
place in the parade of Wednesday,
consisted of the following persons:
Jas. Pearsall, Chief of the Columbus
Fire Department, Otto Huer, Fred.
Mullen. Bert. Arnold, Cbas. Pearsall,
Earl Pearsall, J. L. Jones, Ernest
Mullen and Jesse Becher.
It is stated that there were more
firemen in line than at any previous
meeting in the state.
In tbe 46 class hose race our boys
carried off the third prize, 940,
time 43 2-5 seconds.
In the green race they carried off
the first honors, receiving 980, time
In the state championship hose race
they made a splendid run of which
the Grand Island Independent says:
"Columbus No. 1, next in order, were
not dilatory in getting ready, pre
paring, starting, or getting there, or
making the coupling, but unfortu
nately tbey. too, met with an acci
dentnot turning tbe coupling home
by one-half turn of the nozzle. The
expressions of regret were universal,
as by this error, they were ruled out."
The judges announced that they had
made the run in 39 seconds, a run of
200 yards and laying 300 feet of hose.
Upon the arrival here of the train
that brought tbe boys home, they
were met by the cornet band and
many citizens and escorted to their
hall on 13th street, where refresh
ments had been provided for them.
Brother Casper of the David City
Press is not altogether satisfied with
what he is pleased to call "Columbus
interference" in their postoffice affairs,
and gives Dr. Miller and his "railroad
crowd" fair warning that while they
may have the ear of the administra
tion to the extent of working tbe post
office at David City, "tbey cau't run
the politics of Butler county through
their influence." The Press closes
its lecture with tbe following : "The
success of the party this fall will not
depend on who has the postoffice;
nor, Miller, Boyd, North or Higgins,
but on those meu in the party who
value principle more than spoils,"
&c, &c. We think our brother across
the Platte is needlessly harsh upon
the democ.atic brethren here, and at
Omaha. If anybody is to be Grand
Almoner for Nebraska of tbe current
administration (which happens to be
of the mugwumpian,bourbonic order),
why should it not be .that man of
Oregon fame, Dr. M. L. George, tbe
fierce editor of the Omaha Herald,
and if he is to have an assistant
almoner for central Nebraska, why
certainly no man more fit can be found
than James E. North, with perhaps
Higgins as an advisory board. We
think we have noticed all along a good
deal of nervous uneasiness, a sort of
restless apxiety, a kind of greedy
foretaste (o to speak) on the part of
the brethren all aronnd, that makes
them impatient of anything in the way
of delay, furious at what they call
dictating interference that which
seems to outsiders as tbe mere neces
sary precautions of a good almoner.
We hope tbe brethren will dwell to
gether in more unity of spirit.
PKOGKAM OF RACES
Platte Ceaaty Fair, to V Held la C
laathas, Scat. 8, 9, 10 ana 11, 86.
2:40 Class Purse 1200. Jlile heats best
three in fire. Five to enter, three to
start. First $120; second SCO; third $20.
County Trotting Race Open to all hor
ses owned in Platte county at least sixty
.days previous to first day of Fair. Purse
1100. Mile heats best three in five. Five
to enter, three to start. First 150; second
$25; third $15; fourth $10.
Free for All Running Race Purse $150.
Mile heats. Five to enter, three to start.
First $90; second $40; third $20.
County Running Race Open to all hor
ses owned in Platte county sixty days
previous to first day of Fair. Purse $50.
Half-mile heats, best two in three. Five
to enter, three to start. First $25; second
$15; third $10.
Three Minute Class Purse $150. Mile
heats, best three in five; five to enter,
three to start. Open to all horses that
have not beaten three minutes. First
$90; second $40; third $20.
Pony Banning Race Free for all . Half
mile heats, best three in five. Five to
enter, three to start. Purse $50. First
$25; second $15; third $10. No horses
allowed to enter over 14) hands high.
Free for All Trotting Race Open to all
horses. Purse $350. Mile heats, best
three in five. Five to enter, three, to
start. First $200; second $100; third $50.
The above reward will be paid for
the arrest and conviction of the per
son or persons who set fire to tbe
school-house in Dist. 28, Stearns pre
cinct, July 25th, 1865. For further
particulars apply to
G vs. G. Bec-Ier & Co.,
17-3 ' In'snranca Ageat.
Platte Caauaty Fair.
From present indications Platte Co.
will have the very best Fair during
her entire history. The management
have introduced several special fea
tures well calculated to call attention
to the fact that everything fruitful of
I a good exhibit is in readiness.
Platte county never had better
crops, better horses, better cattle or
hogs, .better vegetables and better
workmanship in all directions, and if
a fair sample of these can be brought
in, the outside world will be able to
see what we can do when we once set
ourselves at it
Daughters of Platte, each of you
bake a loaf of bread or make a roll of
butter for the Fair; paint a picture or
print a poem ; select some of the best
chickens, ducks or geese of the flock,
and have them brought in ; fill Floral
Hall-so full that they will have to
double its capacity to hold all that
Boys of Platte, get up a little earlier
than usual, give a little extra atten
tion to tbe premium cow and calf,
mare and colt, curry them off good,
rub them down sleek, and you bring
them to the Fair. You may get the
first premium or the second. If you
do neither, you will doubtless have
gained what will be far more valuable
to you, a little insight into the differ
ent breeds of animals, the particular
points of difference, and the excelling
qualities of each.
A good philosopher has said that
the right sort of men (that means
boys, too), learn more by their honest
failures than by their sucseeses. He
probably means that when we enter
tain an object for which we plan and
labor, and do not fully succeed in
getting all we expected, we have
learned to profit by the honest mis
takes we have made, and will not
make so many the next time. It Is
one thing to think we know, quite
another, sometimes, to have a realiz
ing sense of our shortcomings.
Go into tbe corn field and select a
dozen of tbe finest ears you can find,
and if you have a variety uot known
to most of your neighbors, select
some of that, so that others may profit
by your experience. This is the guid
ing motive of the intellectual life.
What makes your condition better,
let it be known, to tbe end that others
may be benefited. Thus the country
is developed rapidly, farms become
well tilled, granaries get well filled,
schools flourish, the youth advance in
luieuigence, ana everyDoay, even
makes more money. Intellectual
stimulus is what you need, and you
have it, now and always, in the
thought of bettering, not only your
own condition but that of others.
Don't allow any false notions of any
body to draw you aside.
The farm is the foundation upon
which every other industry is built.
You conduct it and yourself rightly,
and you can be as independent as any
in the land. Learn all you may, if
you be wise and industrious, the
work of the farm will give you full
employment, pure enjoyment and
You have seen, by your reading,
that during the last forty years, the
great world exhibits have been made,
growing, as a natural result, out of
the acknowledged benefits of just
such county exhibits as we will have
here. They give opportunity for see
ing many things together, thus saving
much time. So much is now done by
machinery that every farmer ought
to understand tbe general principles
of mechanics and their application.
Here you ought to find all the latest
improvements in plows, barrows,
seeders, planters, binders, mowers,
threshers, and the thousand and one
things used upon the farm. Here
you can, in a very short time, at uo
expense to speak of, examine all these
and discuss their merits and demerits.
No knowledge is worth, in dollars and
cents, more than this is on the farm.
Parents, encourage yourselves and
children to make this one particular
fair a grand, unlimited success in
every way which you can imagine,
and the Journal's assurance for it
you will not regret that you made it
a good holiday time for the family.
Ed. Journal: Your correspond
ent "Tax Payer" asks a very pertinent
question, and one which will apply to
more Townships than one, but has he
ever gone to the root of the matter.
When the annual Town meetings
were called lor the purpose of enab
ling the Towns to settle up their
affairs for the past and to vote tbo
levy for the expenditures of the com
ing year, how many of the tax-payers
were present to take part in the pro
ceedings? I presume tho answer
will be that not one-tenth part of them
were so present. It must be evident,
then, that if we have not done our
part to put the right kind of men iuto
office and to place proper restraints
around them, under the laws, we are
virtually responsible for their official
misconduct, nor docs it stop here, for
every Township has the right to
select a committee of its citizens to
conduct a prosecution in tbe courts of
all its officers (on their official bonds),
for malfeasance in office, and when
they neglect or refuse to give an ex
planation of their acts this seems to
be tbe proper course, but let us re
member "an ounce of preventative is
better than a pound of cure," and if
tbiough our own neglect we are
caught napping in tbe future let us
bear our burden without complaint.
A Looker On.
A live man at the Platte County
Fair, to take subscriptions for an
agricultural paper. Good pay. Re
J. T. Allan, Omaha.
Farmers -should eat in harvest and
they wijl keep strong and well. For
a nice fl sheep or lamb, call at
Bloomingdale stuck farm.
Heavy and Shelf Hardware,
Stoves and Tinware,
Pumps, Guns and Ammunition.
The Celebrated Moline Wagon Sold Here.
Myron Wheeler of Lincoln, was in
the city Monday.
Miss Annie Byrne is reported as
very seriously ill.
Elmer Sheets of Schuyler, was
in the city Saturday.
II. D. Shaff returned last week from
a two months holiday east.
Will Gray, whose home is in Avoca,
Iowa, was in town last week.
Miss Bertha Krause of Albion was
in town a few days last week.
Chas. Mockbee, banker, of Silver
Creek, was in town Monday.
Miss Gussie Loeb and Miss Maud
Van Alstine have gone to Chicago.
Mrs. M. II. White and Mrs. Dr. F.
J. Schug go to Chicago this morning.
J. I. Paynter, of Omaha, is in the
city visiting his daughter, Mrs. O. L.
C. D. Clotber was very ill Monday
night, but recovered somewhat yes
terday. Mrs. G. W. Phillips returned Fri
day from a visit to her sister's at
W. S. Giles, of Genoa, made us a
very pleasant business call one day
M. C. Bloedoro, one of tbe chief
business men of Humphrey, was in
Miss Rose North and her brother
Ed. returned Saturday from their
sojourn in Ohio and Indiana.
R. S. Clark is now at Omaha and is
recovering from his injuries, expect
ing soon to be ready for duty again.
Ed. Smith has returned from
Chicago, and will become one of tbe
numerous army of commercial trav
elers. He is a thorough-going busi
ness man and will doubtless give his
firm good satisfaction.
Mrs. John Elliott started Saturday
for a two weeks' visit at Beatrice
with the families of Mr. Elliott's
brother at that place. John looks as
lonesome as is becoming in a man of
his age and experience.
G. C. Lauck has made a pre-emption
entry and timber-claim, one in south
western Nebraska, the other in north
western Kansas. That country, he
says, is being taken up very rapidly,
and is excellent soil. He went to
Lincoln Saturday morning, intend
ing shortly to go out to bis new
A. L. Bixby of tbe Fullerton Jour
nal stopped in the city yesterday ou
his way home from Minnesota, where
he bad been visiting. Like all other
Nebraskans who have been away, he
would not exchange land in Nebraska
for any be has seen. Iowa looked as
though you could float a boat over a
good portion of the state.
W. Y. Bissell, J. W. Early, Pat.
Hayes, A. M. Jennings, Thos. Wake,
Sam'l. Downing, Jas. Scott, O. C.
Shannon, Gus. B Speice, W. W.
Damron, G. B. Hardell, M. J. Leo
nard, Geo. Matthew, Ed. Hurlbut
and Robt. Dorgan were among tbe
number from hero in attendance on
the State Tournament at Grand Is
land last week.
District -ia aid Ylclaity.
Grain stacks are springing up like
The rain of Wednesday evening re
tarded stacking for a couple of days.
There! it's at Mike Sheedy'o this
time, another boy, has come to stay.
The hum of the thresher could he
heard in the land tbe early part of
Mnrtin Ilogan was taken quite sick
with cholera morbus last Friday,
while at his sister Mary's.
Recent letters from Stark county,
UK, state that tbe grasshoppers have
damaged the small grain and new
meadows pretty badly, and are now
at work ou tbe corn.
During the thunder storm last Wed
nesday evening a colt in Mr. Shel
don's pasture and belonging to P. S.
Griffin, was struck by lightning and
killed, while grazing near the wire
fence; at about the same time a val
uable cow was aUo killed by light
ning in tho same pasture. R.
alet la She Werla.
Ottumwa Lily Corn Starch has been
brought to tbe highest attainable
quality by employing tbe best skill
and scientific aid that money can fur
nish. It is (be most strengthening
and health-giving food now before tbe
public, aud is especially recommend
ed for children and invalids. Every
package guaranteed strictly pure.
Remember and ask your grocer for
Lily Corn Starch.
John R. Thompson brought us
this week a sample of corn raised ou
his Powder Creek farm by Orson
Smith, which measured 13 feet
high. The ears are or mammoth siae
and stand so far op on tbe stalk that
if the whole field is like that brought
us it will be necessary to husk it on
horseback. Good enough for a storm
swept censtry. North Neb. Journal
The following is a list of aac! aimed
letters remaining- In the post-offlce. in
Columbus, Neb., for the wee ending
Aug;. 22, 1885: 6
B George C. Gray.
J Mr. S. M. Jones.
T Wilhelm Voss.
ff-Mr. F. L. Willson.
Knot called for in SO days will be seat
to tbe dead tetter office, Washington, D.
C. When called for please say "adver
tised," as these letters are kept separate.
II. .1. Huneox, P. M.,
MUELLER-LOSEKE-At the Luther.
an church, ia Blsnwrk Township, by the
Rev. II. Fisher, Thursday, August 20th,
1886, Mr. Berahard Muller and Miss Lioa
VOOEL Thursday. Auir.20th. In thla
city, of consumption, John Vogel, aged
HELLBUSH August 20th, Henry Otto
Hellbush of Grand Prairie Township,
aged 2 years 3 months and 20 days.
Advertisements under this head Ave
cent a line each insertion.
I pay the very highest price for
bides and pelts, office at Cannon &
Weaver's. T. Keating. 46-tf
For good young breeding stock of
all kinds, call at Bloomingdale stock
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 tbe market. 52 1
"We have made arrangements to fur
nish to the subscribers of this paper.
that excellent agricultural and stock
journal, The Nebraska Parmer, for the
small sum of $1.00 per year. The
Parmer is published at Lincoln, Neb.,
O. M. Druse, Editor, and is devoted to
agriculture and stock growing in the
west. Every farmer should take it
Send $1.00 to- this office and we will
have the Parmer sent to you.
Send orders to Mrs. Bushel), and
get a good job. 1(5-4
Uid tar Male.
120 acres in Platte Co., 25 acres
broke. Address D. It., care of Jour
nal office. 4-tf
Plaae Tor Male.
A good piano for sale at a bargain.
Call upon Mrs. Pago, at the residence
of Chas. A. Speice. 12-tf
Frea Cewx! FreMlt Cewi!
I want to buy 20 good, No. I, milch
cows, fresh or coming in soon.
18-2 D. Anderson.
One second band horse-power
(nearly new) of Aultman & Taylor
manufacture. Enquire of M. Whit
moycr, or Krause, Lubker & Co. 12tf
lease mad Iet for Male.
In tbe western part of the city.
Those wanting to pay all cash or ex
change horses or cattle for part of the
consideration, address D. O., care of
Journal office. 4-tf
A ft. 1 Farm fer Sale,
Containing 240 acres of choice laud, 5
miles southwest of Humphrey, in this
county. Terms reasonable. For fur
ther particulars inquire of or address
T. Keating, Columbus, Neb. 4-tf
Hantes aid Males.
All broke tor working purposes.
Will be sold cheap. Can be seen
at Davis's pasture near tbe U. P.
depot. Will be here from 8 to 10 days.
18-p-l Cyrus Fish.
Plenty of hard brick at Fiynn's
brick yard, two and a half miles
north of Columbus. Delivered in
town, at the kiln, or put into the wall
at reasonable rates. We defy com
I am now ready to contract for
winter hay, by the load or stack.
Apply to John Plumb, three mile
east of Columbu9 on Galley Bro's.
farm. Also oats and barley for sale.
l lor Hale ar Beat.
2,000 acres of land for sale or cash
rent. Improved or unimproved farm
land, hay land, pasture and wood
land. Reasonable terms. Call at
ouce on Becher & Co., or the under
signed. 5I-tf Patrick Murray.
Five years' time, on improved farms
with at least one-fourth the acreage
under cultivation, in sums represent
ing one-third tbe fair value of tbe
homestead. Correspondence solicit
M. K. Turner,
50-y Coluoibue, Neb.
Nt. FraaclV Acaaeaay.
St. Francis' Academy, under the
management or tbe Sisters of St.
Francis at Columbus, Nebr., will be
re-opened on Wednesday, Sept. 2d.
Parents wishing to give their children
a good education will have the oppor
tunity of doing so by sending tbem
there. Terms for session of five
months: Board and tuition, $5000,
music extra. For particulars apply
to Sister Josepha,
I will sell at public auction at my
residence two miles northeast of
Columbus, on Stturday, Sept. 5, 1885,
the following stock, to-wit : 41 cows,
11 two-year-old steers, 13 two-year-old
heifers, 13 yearling steers, 14
yearling heifers, 27 spring calves. 1
bull, 10 sows with litters of pign, 10
stock hogs, 1 mare and colt and 3
colts coming three-years-old.
Tebsis: All sums of 11000 and
under, cash, over that amount 14
months time with good baokable
paper, bearing 10 per cent, interest,
10 per cent off for cash. Sale to
commence at 10 a. uu sharp.
JobxIIdbeb, John Browner.
LIFE INSDEANCE CO.
Of liaclaaati, Oala..
John Davis, Preatdeat.
. P. Marshall, Secretary.
Issues the popular Life Rate Endow
nMBt'PolIcy. Over 000,000 sold ia Nebraska is the
put two years, sad over 00,000 ia Co.
Also makes loans ok Real Estate oa
long time at a low rate of interest. For
terms apply to
M. D.THURSTON, Special Ag't.
Office: At Jounxaz. Saactum, Co
lurabus, Nebr. 40tf
Crockery and Glassware
You will alwaya find a FRESH and well
a Grooari amd Flat)
Terns a Speciality.
We handle the celebrated
Hlftbeat market prtoa paid for
City orders delivered free of charge.
ISaTTelephone No. 20.
Our quotations of the markets are ob
tained Tuesday aft ernoon.and are correct
ana reliable at tne time.
tt uc2sX . q
Corn in ear 23
Corn shelled 2a
0ai9 new, ................. .
Potatoes, new 2030
FatHog 3 U0S3 W
FatCattle 2 3004 00
Iowa 5 00
Rock Springs nut 6 50
Rock Springs lump T 00
"Phis House, recently purchased by me,
1 will be thoroughly retittcd. Board
by the day, week or inea!. A few rooms
to let. A share of the public patronage
is solicited. Feed stable in connection,
ti-v Albkict Luth.
To Builders and Contractors.
IDS will be received till 12 o'clock
noon, Saturday. Au-r. 29th. 1S, for
the construction o fthree bikiu of a bridge
across the Platte river south of Duncan.
Spans to be 23 ft. each, straining beam,
with a 12 ft. roadway; 3 pile piers, 3 piles
in each, 10 in. by 10 in. by 30 feet, with
cap. Also repairing on the present
structure. Plans and specifications on
file in the oitice of the County Clerk, Co.
lumbu", Nebr., where bids are to be
By order of Butler Town Board.
W. D. DA VIES,
J-M.-LJXJX mail J(
working people. Send 10
postage, and we will
ou free, a royal, val
uable anip!e box of goods that will put
you in the way of making more money In
a few days than you ever thought pos
sible at any btisinei". Capital not re
quired. You can live at home and work
in spare time only, or all the time. Alt
of both sexes, of all agc, grandly suc
cessful. 50 cents to $' easily earned
every evening. That all who want work
may tfst the buiues", we make this un
paralleled offer: To ail who are not well
satisfied wc will send $1 to pay for the
trouble of writing us. Full particulars,
directions, etc , sent free. Immense pay
absolutely sure for all who start at once.
Don't delay. Address Stinsox & Co.,
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE. COL IT MB US. NEB.
ALWAYS OX HAND A KULL AND
NEW LINE OF GROCERIES
CANNED AND DRIED, of all KINDS,
GUARANTEED TO BE OF
DRY GOODS !
A GOOD A WELL SELECTED STOCK
ALWAYS AS CHEAP A THE
BOOTS & SHOES !
I" THAT DEFY COM PETITION.
BUTTER AND EGGS
And all kinds of countri produce la
ken in trade, and all goods deliv
ered free of charge to any
part of the city.
KEEP ONLY THE BEST GRADES OT