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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2, 1885.
' Tfce Wearaalca 6
J. C. McBride, secretary of the
association, baa furnished as with
blank receipts and requested us to
receive contributions for a monument
to be erected at Lincoln. A book
hai been prepared in which will be
arranged in alphabetical order the
names of all contributors and the
amounts given, and each one thus en
rolled will be a member of the asso
ciation and entitled to a neatly en
graved certificate of membership
under the corporate seal. Address,
Joubkal, Columbus, Nebr.
The new tandem bicycle will be
exhibited and used at the State Fair.
Gov. Dawes wsb called to Mil
waukee by telegram on account of
the serious illness of Mrs. Dawes's
Oxe day last week thero were
5,919 new cases of cholera and 1,950
deaths from that disease reported in
Spain on Monday.
The Creamery at Nebraska City
burned to the ground the other morn
ing. It caught fire from the engine
house. Loss $12,000, insurance $7,000.
Da. Gerth, of Lincoln, state
veterinarian, in response to the com
plaints of farmers, went to Green
wood the other day, where he killed
five glandered horses.
The democrats of Pennsylvania
held their state convention last week
and nominated Conrad B. Day for
state treasurer. Over four hundred
delegates were present.
The Otoe county poor-house, near
Nebraska City, burned the other
night. It was a frame building val
ued at $3,000, insured for U00. The
origin of the fire is unknown.
The three most important and at
tractive Nebraska decorative exhibits
shown at New Orleans will be repro
duced at the State Fair, the Bartboldi
Statue, the Flag Panel and Corn Is
Fifteen million horses are now
owned in America, and more than
1,000,000 a year must be bred to keep
up the supply. We believe it will be
one of the leading interests of this
section in a few years.
The famed bicyclists, T. C. Eck and
Madam Armond have been engaged
for the State Fair at Lincoln, and will
show some of their best performances
In half, five and ten mile races against
the best trotting horses.
Now that Higgins has received his
commission as register of the Grand
Island Land Office, we suppose that
we shall see no more lengthy edi
torials in the democrat against the
slowness of the administration in
turning the offices over to democrats.
The New York Sun says that the
real obstacle to enterprise and the
real weight that drags down trade,
both here and abroad, is the gold
standard, and argues that if silver
was adopted as the standard it would
break the deadlock and cause trade
M. . Taylor, an ex-Baptist min
ister of Blair, having, after an earnest
and exhaustive examination, been
convinced of the reality of facts and
phenomena of spiritualism, is de
livering a lecture on the subject that
is attracting a good deal of attention.
A young lad named Fellows, living
near Lincoln, was bitten the other
morning by a rattlesnake in his fath
er's garden. The lad was taken to
Lincoln where Dr. Speare prescribed
the necessary remedies, and at last
accounts it was thought that no seri
ous results would come from the bite.
Z. Kirk, of Nebraska City, was the
other day adjudged to be insane.
Kirk is an old and prominent citizen
of Otoe county and bis mental afflic
tion is of but recent date. His mind
became unbalanced on account of
financial difficulties and religion
He has beea placed in the asylum at
A horrible murder was reported
the' other day in Union county, Ky.
The dead body of Lydia Burnett was
found on the roadside near Boxville
with her throat cut. A medical ex
amination proved that the. unfortu
nate girl had been outraged. A farm
hand living in the vicinity has been
arrested on suspicion.
The Spanish ambassador to Berlin,
Connt De Benomier, has recently tel
egraphed to Madrid that Germany
states that she bad declared a protec
torate over the Caroline Islands, be
lieving them unoccupied ; that before
doing so she had informed Spain that
she was willing to discuss the ques
tion of possession with Spain, or, if
necessary, submit it to arbitration.
Charleston', South Carolina, was
visited the other morning by a
cyclone and one-fourth of the houses
in the city were unroofed, .parts of
the spires of St. Michael's and St
Matthew's churches blown down and
the Bpire of the Citadel Square Bap
tist church demolished. The wharves
and warehouses were badly damaged.
Not less than one million dollars
worth of. damage was done.
The B. & M. extension from Repub
lican City, Neb., to Oberlin, Kansas,
a distance or ninety miles, is rapidly
approaching completion. The line is
being worked for forty miles already,
ad by the 1st of September the
wbele road will be graded. A large
part of this line is over a rolling
conatry, many cuts aad fills. The
coMtructioa of the. roadbed is let
in mile contracts, which materially
habeas the completion of the work
State Fair. !
The "approaching state fair, to be
held at Lincoln, beginning September
11 and continuing one week, promises
to be the most important and credit
able exhibition ever made by the
State Board of Agriculture. The
change of location from Omaha,
where it has been held for the laBt
five years, has given rise to a spirit
of vigorous and healthful emulation.
It has resulted, through the aid to the
board of a strong local association, in
the preparation of the best grounds
in the west The buildings are all
new or so thoroogbly overhauled, en
larged and otherwise improved as to
be equivalent to new. Their capacity
is greater than ever before. A thous
and stalls and pens, every one under
waterproof and permanent roof, await
live stock, and material is ready to
meet the overflow that is now in
dicated. Visitors and stock from a
distance debark from the trains right
at the gates, avoiding extravagant
charges for car or bus fare. Water
from the city mains is introduced all
over the grounds, and man and beast
will have ample supply of cool, fresh
and clear drink. Special attention
has been paid to the speed ring, and
the finest races of the season in the
northwest will take place on the
track. The state military will be en
camped on the grounds, aud their
drills will add to the attractions. The
show of fine horses and cattle will be
immense. In short, not a feature for
comfort or pleasure has been over
looked. Bates to the fair are re
markably low, and the attendance
will be something unusual in its num
bers. The foregoing statements are
guaranteed by the officers of the state
A cold-blooded murder was com
mitted the other day at tho new house
of John Wilson, in Saunders county,
Neb., about seven miles south of
North Bend. It was noon time and
the hands off duty and a good-natured
controversy arose between William
Rapper and Alex. Kimbrough as to
the position of the negro, Rapper
claiming that he was as good as a
white man provided ho behaves him
self as well. This Kimbrough denied
but seemingly in good nature. Rap
per repeated bis assertion and said to
Kimbrough, "He is as good as you if
he behaves himself as well." At the
last remark Kimbrough arose and
went to the tool chest, procuring a
chisel, and, without a word drove it
into Rapper's left breast and again
under the left shoulder, and then
rushed out of the door and went, no
one knows where. There -were three
or four men there at the time, but the
act was so sudden that they were
almost petrified on the spot. Before
a doctor arrived Rapper's life blood
had ebbed away. Kimbrough is
about 37 years old, five feet eight
inches high, sandy complexion, blue
eyes and quite stoop shouldered and
wore a blue suit.
A correspondent of the Hastings
Gazette-Journal, writing from Ayr,
relates the following. It is at least
worthy of trial : "Some days ago Mr.
O. C. Rogers had three arge bogs
which were taken with the prevalent
and fatal hog disease and he turned
them out to die. He saw them make
an effort to eat the yellow clay that
was in the side of the draw in which
they were lying. The idea struck
him that the clay might be a remedy
for the disease of which they were
dying, for he'had seen it administered
to sheep that had eaten laurel and it
had proved a perfect core. He
drenched his hogs twice a day through
a large horn, giving to each a quart
of this clay made thin with water and
now his hogs are apparently as well
as they were before they were attack
ed with the disease. If this remedy
is an effectual one it is a roost won
derful discovery. It is simple, it is
inexpensive aud it is everywhere to
A "machine" paper has asked the
question, whether Yan Wyck will be
the candidate of the republicans, the
mugwumps or the democrats. We
suppose he will be no machine's can
didate, as the machines generally are
all of them in the service of the
monopolies of all kinds. If Van
Wyck will be a candidate, he will be
a candidate of the people against the
monopolies, and will get the support
of all liberty loving men, irrespective
of party machines. The man who
defended the rights of the people
against tresspassing cattle kings and
laBd robbing railroad magnates,
ought to be the candidate of all free
men, who do not wish to be the sub
jects of the aristocracies, trying to
lord over us. The tools of the
monopolies will fight against Van
Wyck and the independent men, who
defend our liberty, will be for him.
Grand Island Independent.
Serious charges have been made
against J. C. Morgan, the new dem
ocratic postmaster at Kearney, Neb.,
who was recommended for the posi
tion by Dr. Miller, of Omaha. An
investigation has been had and the
fact brought to light that fifteen
registered letters have been stolen
since Morgan was appointed to the
office, and his accounts with Uncle
Sam are said to be $200 short. One
of the missing registered letters was
from an Omaha bank to a bank in
Custer county and contained '1500,
and it is reported that the whole sum
stolen will reach about $1,000. In
this case the remedy is very plain:
"Turn the rascals out"
A good way to brace a wire fence
is to dig a hole three feet deep, about
eight from the post to be braced, and
on the opposite side from where the
strain comes ; take a stone say about
one foot square, and' with a double
wire fastened to the top of the post,
then to the stone, and drop the stone
into the hole, cover with dirt, aad
yea have the most durable brace that
tea be auede. Nebraska Farmer.
If ever any man is to be congratu
lated upon his accession to public
office, certainly congratulations are
in order for J. G. Higgins of the
Democrat. The firsC Federal Demo
cratic administration since '61, and
within the first six mouths, he gets
a good fat office, worth say $3,500 a
year. Who, of all the democrats,
wouldn't be an offensive one! It
must be acknowledged that Cleve
land has shown considerable appre
ciation of the editorial fraternity, and,
as it seemed a settled fact that a dem
ocrat must go in, in this case, let ub
rejoice that we have them in Colum
bus strong enough to "knock the per
simmons" from the tall branches.
The Judge, while he wreathes his
countenance in gold-dollar smiles,
will continue to wield the editorial
Great excitement prevails not only
at New Orleans but also at Emporia,
Kansas, at the news of the arrest at
the latter place of Mrs. Minnie Wal
lace Walkap, charged with poisoning
her husband. She formerly resided
at New Orleans, and was the daugh
ter of a lawyer named James E. Wal
lace, and formerly a United States
commissioner. She is only abont
seventeen years old and very beauti
ful. Mr. Walkup was about forty
five years old, and a widower with
two daughters. He was a Virginian
and a handsome, energetic man of
considerable wealth and ability.
Their marriage took place abont a
month before the death of her hus
band. Mrs. Walkup's friends at New
Orleans and Emporia insist upon her
innocence, and claim she is incapable
of committing the crime.
At Central City the prohibition
sentiment is strongly in the ascend
ant, a prohibitory ordinance having
been in effect for more than four
years. Lately a club was formed for
the purpose of obtaining liquor
through an "agent" or "steward," one
of their own number. The prohibi
tion workers got after him with the
law, and the Courier says :
""Judge Hostetter bound defendant
over in the sum of $1,000 to appear at
the next term of district court, and in
so doing took occasion to express his
surpriso that respectable citizens, and
especially officers of the law, should
associate themselves with pimps and
thieves for the purpose of violating
the law, and regretted that he had not
authority to give the leaders of the
organization a term in the peniten
tiary. Bail was promptly furnished."
Beatrice has a canning company
now fairly in its second successful
season's work. Since the season be
gan the company has put up 75,000
cans of goods and expects, before
closing the season's work to make
500,000. The company this season
will put up peas, corn, tomatoes,
string beans, pumpkins and squash.
In addition to putting up these goods
the company makes all of its own
cans, at which work ten men are em
ployed all the time.
A thunderstorm visited Erie, Pa.,
the other night, and a bolt struck the
electric light plant, demolishing the
dynamo and leaving the business part
of the city in darkness. One dwell
ing house was wrecked, and its occu
pants found unconscious in the debris.
Barns, with crops and horses, were
burned, and orchards and vineyards
M. McMillen, a ranchman, living
not far from Pueblo, Col., wan ar
rested the other day by the United
States Marshal for contempt of court
in failing to remove feuccs on gov
ernment lands. McMillen made a
show of resisting arrest and was shot
in the log by the marshal. He has
thirty thousand acres illegally fenced.
Ex -Treasurer Adams, of the Far
mingham Savings Bank, MaBs., whose
accounts are said to be very crooked
with the bank, and whose resignation
was requested, committed 6uicide the
other day at the bank by cutting his
throat with a razor. Adams leaves a
widow, daughter and two BOns.
All actual common school attend
ants in the State will be admitted to
the State Fair at Lincoln one day free,
when accompanied by and vouched
for by their teachers, and notice of
desire to attend having been given
the Secretary by the Board.
H. R. Kirby, a miner and ward
politician at Leadville, Col., killed P.
Nash, another miner, the other day
by striking him on the left side of tho
neck with an axe, nearly severing the
head from the body. Kirby gave
Recently very heavy rains have
fallen in Michigan and Illinois.
The total exports of produce from
New York for the past week were
valued at $7,294,973.
Mrs. Alice J. Wbitworth, of
Salina. county, Kansas, is a candidate
for register of deeds.
Dr. Talmage, of Brooklyn, preach
ed to over twenty thousand people at
Edinburgh the other Sunday.
The Great Eastern, the largest ship
ever built has cost to date $4,703,505
and bankrupted three companies.
Sir Francis. Hincks died the other
night at Montreal, Ont., of small-pox.
He was at one time minister of
It is said that the Northern Pacific
Railroad carried 3,735,000 pounds of
wool out of the territory of Montana
Thirty-two thousand humming
birds, killed to beautify bonnets, were
received in a single consignment in
London not long ago.
It is stated for a fact that ninety
out of 'every hundred predictions
made by -the French weather bureau
last year proved true to a dot
Albert D. Swaun, a wealthy citi
zen of Lawrence, Mass., was shot in
the back of the head the other morn
ing and killed by H. R. Goodwin.
A baste note in colore will be Issaed
shortly by the Bank of Scotland.
The colors are put in so that no coun
terfeiter can call photography to
Miss Gbace Dodge is the pro
prietor and president of a new club
for working girls in New Yor. It
began last year with eighteen mem
bers. It now has three hundred.
News from Pottsville, Pa., says
four hundred miners in Leuizilly&
Co's. mine went on a strike the other
day and the mines were ordered in
definitely closed by the proprietors.
The average crop of wheat in the
United States and Canada alone would
give one person in twenty of the pop
ulation of the globe a barrel of floor
in each year, with enough to spare
Nicholas Ohls' fishing boat was
struck the other day by lightning
near Peoria, 111., three men out of a
crew of eight were killed, Chas.
Scofield, John Murphy and a man,
An officer writing from Suakim
not long ago says the ground burns
the feet through the stoutest boots,
the thermometer in the coolest room
marks 104, and even the backs of
books curl from the heat.
A very heavy thunder storm, ac
companied by a gale, prevailed
throughout New England the other
night. It was very severe in Boston
and vicinity and in the suburbs many
dwelling and other buildings were
damaged by lightning.
Beware eCMercary aad Potash.
Mercury is more destructive to
human health and lifo than war,
pestilence and famine combined. So
said a distinguished writer many
years ago, and it is as tiue to-day as
then. The poor victim of blood dis
ease iB drugged with mercury to cure
the malady, and then dosed with
Iodides to cure him of the mercurial
poisoning ; but instead of any relief,
the first breaks down his general
health and makes him a cripple, and
the other ruins his digestive organs.
Mercury aud potash are dangerous
even when administered by direc
tions and under the eye of a good
physician, and when put up in nos
trums, often by incompetent persons,
are apt to produce evil consequences.
Be careful of these poisonons mix
tures or you may regret it. Swift's
Specific is entirely a vegetable pre
paration, and should not be con
founded with the various imitation?,
non secret humbugs, "Succus Al
tcrane," etc., all of which either con
tain mercury and potash, or are com
posed of old remedies which have
long since been discarded as of no
value in the treatment of blood dis
eases, and none of them contain a
single article which enters into the
composition of Swift's Specific. There
is only one Swift's Specific (S. S. S.)
and there is nothing in the world like
it. Be sure to get the genuine.
I have been afflicted for nearly
fourteen years with the severest form
of inflammatory rheumatism. For a
large portion of the time was con
fined to bed, and suffered the most
excruciating pain, my legs badly
swollen. My case was thought in
curable by the physiciane, and I have
olten hoped that death would ensue
and relieve me of pain. Last month
I secured, at the suggestion of a
friend, one dozen bottles of Swift's
Specific, aud after using about six
bottles I am entirely free from pain,
the firs! time in nearly fourteen years.
My joints are becoming more supple
aud the swelling gone. I am ready
to answer any inquiries as to the
facts in the case.
G. W. St. Clair.
Cabot, Ark., April 19,84.
Treatise on blood and skin diseases
mailed free. The Swift Specific Co.,
Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga.
Shell Creek Itenaa.
Mr. Andrew Richter had his house
plastered by Mr. Frank Scholles who
made a nice job of It "Andy" is
The grain is nearly all stacked and
some hay is put up. What threshing
has been done shows a good yield
and a good quality.
The county fair promises to be a
success, farmers calculate to visit it
and many to exhibit something, one
this and another that but you mu6t
not tell what? If a kind Providence
will give pleasant weather, the fair
may be a great help to Platte county,
especially if it is well patronized as it
ought to be, and as this year it will be.
The Platte Centerites are in for a
new road direct to ueiz. xne oe
etruction of the bridge near Mor
iarty's, the mishap to Nun. Davis,
son of Mr. David H. Davis, caused by
the road and bridges being so close
to the R. R. track, against the loca
tion of which the Journal protested
in due time, all would seem to de
mand sucb a road and a bridge across
Shell Creek in the proper place. That
road running close to and parallel
with the track for about half a mile,
with its two bridges, is one of the
most dangerous roads in the whole
country. Mr. Davis's mishap is not
the only one, if the least one, and
surely it is not the last one, and if
not changed, it may cost many a life
Mr. A. Henrich has sold a load of
lambs averaging 104 lbs. a head. His
second crop of piggies is already
quite numerous, and although he has
received orders for a good lot he will
be able to supply others. By the way
the old gentleman iB sometimes quite
amused with the havoc made with
his name. It has been written An
rich, Anridge, Andricb, Andridge,
Hanricb, Handrich, Handrigde, Han
drix, Hendrix, Hendricks, Hendridge,
Hendrige, Hendricb, Hindricb, Hin
dricks, Hindrix and Henrichs, aad
who kaows bow all it hat
writteu. A he neycr had but one
name and never desired any other
aad has for ten years been well
known all over the county and for
mauy years more all over the couutry,
one should think he blight have hi?
uame written as his father, grand
father, great-grandfather etc. wrote
it, and as he himself learned to write
it when a school-boy some sixty
years ago, and that name is and al
ways has been and will be Henrich.
However, "lovely children have many
Your correspondent likes to report
cheering news, but feels sorry when
ever he has to relate anything sad.
This is the case at present. Mr. J.
Sbannahan was mowing one day last
week and his little girl, a small but
very bright and lovely little child of
5 or 6 years, went out and hid in the
high grass, and just before the mower
she jumped up and said, "peek-a-boo"
too late too late for him to stop,
for the next moment one of her little
legs was cut off. Only fathers and
mothers can imagine the grief and
feelings of the parents. Others can
only sympathize with them, which of
course everi.-me does. Another sad
accident, it in'i'lit have been, what
happened ! Vt A ILiucmann, on
the 18tu of A i- . Ho was crossing
Shell Croek with load of hay, on
Mori arty 'a bridg-', when the whole
bridge went down with a crash. In
a moment bridge, hay, wagon, horses
and man were ail one mass of ruin
Fortunately, Mr. II. was soon able to
free himself and to cut the hame
strapB of his horecs, and they both,
although they lay one upon the other,
freed themselves, and all tho damage
of the whole affair was one broken
wagon wheel, which' the town cheer
fully will pay for. What happened
to Mr. H. was probably the saving
of others. In the morning of the
same day Mr. George Thomazin
crossed the bridge with bis new
threshing machine, inteuding to re
cross it in the evening. When be
crossed he heard some cracking
noise, but did not think of any dan
ger, and if it had not gone down
with Mr. Heinemann, it would sure
ly have gone down in the evening
with the 5,000 pound threshing ma
chine, and who cau tell what might
have happened? Still another sad
item I have to report It is the death
of Miss Hormelia, daughter of Mr.
ex-county commissioner Joseph Rivet.
Miss H. was a lovely young lady ju9t
budding into womanhood, and her
loss is the more a sad one as Mr.
Rivet has lost quite a number of.sons
and daughters already. The heart
felt sympathy of the whole commun
ity showed itself plainly at the
funeral, something over 50 vehicles
accompanying the coffin to its grave.
X. Y. Z.
The Fifth Aaaaal Fair
Ought to be visited by every farmer
in tho county. The association is
composed of men of public spirit.
They have not made a cent of profit
or even of interest on the money in
vested, and many of them have given
their time and a good deal of valuable
brainwork to make the fair a credit
and profitable to the farmers and
stockmen of Platte county. They
deserve that their efforts and sacrifi
ces should bo appreciated. But some
few farmers are so narrow-minded
and shortsighted that tbey have not
more sense than to know or care how
much a bushel of corn or potatoes
will bring. They don't see that a
good many strangers will come and
that they will see the stock and pro
duce raised in Platte county, and that
they will remember what tbey have
seen and will tell it at home and
abroad, and will come and induce
others to come and buy lands and
Btock and produce, etc.
Some few are grumbling about the
"low" (?) premiums on stock and
produce, and the large sums promised
for speed of horses. But they forget
that the premiums offered for stock
and prodnce all come from tho pocket
of the Association, so to speak, while
the premiums for speed have to be
paid by the competitors. For in
stance, a purse of 1100 is offered for a
certain class of fast horses, 150 for the
first, 25 for second, $15 for third and
$10 for fourth. There are five entries
and each has to pay $20, thus making
up the purse. For other stock not
even entry money is charged and the
premiums offered for produce and
stock are not so small from $1 to $15
is surely pretty well, when exhibitors
have no expenses whatever. It is to
the best material Interests of the farm
ers of the county that the fair should
be well supplied with produce and
stock of all kinds. We have got the
best only let it be brought it I And
it is also for the good of alj that all
shonld visit the fair and bring their
families and friends from abroad.
Wo have good crops and have worked
bard to gather them in. Now let the
fair be a time of general holidays for
all'. Let our Columbus friends be
ware of overcharging for meals, lodg
ing, carriage and so forth, and all will
be satisfactory, and every one will be
glad to have been there, and so will
be The Writer.
Our correspondent, who is himself
an excellent farmer and, as a qtock
raiser, is among the foremost in' the
county, must not be too impatient
with those who have not bad the ad
vantage of experience such as his.
The benefits of fairs are too univer
sally known in these days, even by
the most ignorant, not to be appre
ciated,, and, as for "over charging" for
meals, &c, we do not remember, in
all these years, to have heard a single
complaint of that sort, as to Colum
bus. Ed. Journal.
Have bad much rain.
Prof. Rush will preach at the
school house Sept. 20, 3 p. m.
Mr. Swen Berlin from Kewanee,
Hi., is visiting his father, N. O. Berlin.
Nets. Johnson from Crawford
county, Iowa, is visiting Swen
Nels Berlin is putting up a build
ing on his lot in St Edward, 22x70,
two stories, for ball, store, &c.
Some of oar neighbors have their'
threshing done and are more than
pleased with the number of bushels
to the acre. Corn promises to be
aa abaadaat crop. Dann. 1
The Superintendent of the census
has completed his work, and this is
the result for our county :
Columbus township, iaclud
Shell Creek township
-Graud Prairie township ...
Humphrey township, in
eluding part Humphrey
Village r... .
A 11 of Humphrey village. .
Butler township, Including
village oi uuncan
Lost Creek township. In
cluding villages Platte
Center and Lost Creek. ..
Lost Creek village
Platte Center village
Granville township, includ
ing part Humphrey village
PKOCSatAM OF RACES
Piatt Ceaatr Fair, to fee Hal la Ce
lmafeaa, Sept. 8, 9. 10 aad 11, '85.
2:40 Class Purse 200. Mile heats best
three in five. Five to enter, three to
start. First $120; second $60; third $20.
County Trotting Race Open to all hor
ses owned in Platte county at least sixty
days previous toTtirst day of Fair. Purse
$100. Mile heats best three in five. Five
to enter, three to start. Frst $T0; second
$25; third $lr; 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
$9C; second $40; third $20.
Pony Rnnning 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 U4 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.
Keal Etttate Transfer.
Reported for the Journal for the
week ending last Saturday, by 6us.
6. Becher & Co :
Geo Warren Smith to Clark
Cooncy, $250; lots 7, 8 and 9, block
.7, Smith's addition.
Geo Warren Smith to Frank H
Bower, $250; lots 10, 11 and 12, block
7, Smith's addition.
Fritz Hyttreck and wife to Wil
liam Scbrocder, $1040; e , se H
sec 10, tp 19, 2w.
George W Clark and wife to Philip
Bender, $200; Ottis addition, part lot
1, block 2.
Thomas Ottis widower to Emila
A Baker, $75; Ottis addition, part
lot 5, block 6.
Michael Rybo to Antonia Rybo,
$1; sw Viy ow H sec 31, tp 17, lw,
39 90 acres.
Gilbert C Cleveland and wife to
Geo W Cleveland, $1500; w , nw
4', 4, 18, le, 80 acres.
Peter Plant and wife to Alice Loth,
$125 ; lot 9, block 1, Smith's addition.
C A Newman county treasurer to
Martin Postle ; lot 3 and 4, block 110.
C A Newman county treasurer to
Loran Clark ; se bw 4', 23, 18, 2w.
C A Newman county treasurer to
Loran Clark ; se sw 21, 17, lw.
Jonathan E Roberts to Rachel E
Roberts, $1440; n , se H, 2, 17, lw,
Geo Warren Smith to Mary Plant
$150; lots 1, 2 and 3, block 6, Smith's
Clarissa Compton single to Joachim
Bruinning, $1600; w , ne 34, 18, le,
B S Dayton and wife to Tracy
Valley Cemetery association, $15;
part ne , se 8, 20, le.
George W Hoist and wife to Virgil
J Price, $1500; undivided nw 8,
20, lw, 160 acres.
C A Newman county treasurer to
J B Delsman ; lot 7, block 98.
Charles Compton and wife to Wm
A McAllister, $400; lot 4, block 84.
Ellen Young to Wm A McAllister,
$10; lot 4, block 84.
Wm A McAllister and wife to
Andrew Henry, $400; lot 4, block 84.
John Browner and wife to Aug
Blowat, $150; lot 7, block 115.
Henry J Hudson to Edward Jones,
$165 ; part sw ne 2J, 17, le.
Edward Jones and wife to E Button,
$165; part sw ne 29, 17, le.
Charles Schroeder and wife to
Columbus Milling Co, $3500; w M,
lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 96.
C B & Q R R Co to Laurita Knud
sen, $273.68; nw 31, 20, 4w.
Dodge County Fair, Sept 1-3.
Polk County Fair, Sept 1-4.
Omaha Fair, Sept 4-11.
Iowa State Fair at Des Moines,
Merrick County Fair, Sept. 7-10.
Platte County Faib, Sept. 8-11.
StateFair at Lincoln, Sept. 11-18.
Illinois State Fair at Chicago, Sept.
Kansas City Inter-State Fair, Sept.
- Madison County Fair, Sept. 22-24.
Colfax County Fair, Sept. 30-Oct 2.
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 the
homestead. Correspondence solicit
H. K. Tukxib,
50-y Columbus, Neb.
War have made arrangements to fur
nish to the subscribers of this paper,
that excellent agricultural and stock
journal, The Nebraska Farmer, for the
small sum of $1X0 per year. The
Farmer is published at Lincoln, Neb.,
O. M. Druse. Editor, and is devoted to
agriculture and stock growing in tbe
west. Every farmer should take it I
Bend $1.00 to this office and we will I
have the Farmer sent to you. J
DKALKIt IN ALL KINDS OF
STAPLE AND FA 31 II. V ;
I KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND A
WELL SELECTED STOCK.
Ta$, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups,
Dried and Canned Fruits,
and other Staples a
Delivered Free to
part aftae City.
Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, near
A. AN. Depot.
CLOTHING HOUSE !
HAS ON HAND A SILKNIID STOCK OF
DRY GOODS, CARPETS,
HATS, CAPS, Etc., Etc.,
TIAT WE1E IEVEI EEAII 8F IEF81E II CILIHIGS
I3TI buy iny good strictly for cish, anil will give my cus
tomers tbe benefit of it.
Give Ms a call aad Caaviace Yearaalf of tfca Fact.
J. B. MUNGBR,
Coffins and Fine Metallic Caskets
Kept in Stock.
Hearse Furnished Whenever Desired
KEEPS ALL KINDS OF FURNITURE.
t la the Wrl.
Ottumwa Lily Cora Starch has been
brought to tha highest attainable
quality by employing the best skill
and scientific aid that money can fur
nisb. It is the most strengthening
and health-giving food now before the
public, and is especially recommend
ed for children and invalids. Every
package guaranteed strictly pure.
Remember and ask your grocor for
Lily Corn Starch.
MOTICI P101ATE OF WILL.
Irvia J. Slatterr, deceased. In County
Court, PUtte County, Neb. The State
of Nebraska to tbe heir and next of
kin of tbe said Irvin J. Slattery, de
ceased: TAKE NOTICE, THAT UPON FILING
of a written instrument purporting
to oe tae last win ana testament orirvin
J. Slattery for probata and allowance, it
is ordered tbat sair matter be set for
bearing the 7th day of September, A. P.,
1885, before said County Court, at tbe
nour of one o'clock p.m., at which time
aay person Interested may appear and
contest tbe same; and notice of this pro
ceeding is ordered published three weeks
successively In tbe Columbus Journal
a weekly newspaper, published in this
In testimony whereof, I have
hereunto set my hand and tbe
TskalI seal of the County Court, at
Columbus, this 17th day of
August, A. I., 1885.
John J. Suixivax,
17-3 County Judge.
MLIYrLEGES AT THE FAIR'!
APPLICATIONS will be received for
privileges on tbe Fair Grounds dur
ing the 0th annual Fair, Sept. 8th, 9th,
10th and 11th, 18X5, is follows :
Diniig aad lunch ball $10 00
Lemonade, dod. cider and confec
tionery .... 00
Tobacco and cigars 5 00
Photo gallery 5 00
Hot candy, pop-corn and nuts 5 00
Tar tret eun. stand 5 00
Baby racket 5 00
No-exclusive privileges granted. Other
privileges may be contracted for by con
ferring with tbe Vice President.
TO BBIDOI 1UILDQS.
BIDS will be received until Saturday,
Sept. 26, 1885, for the construction or
a 90 foot spaa combination bridge with a
tbree-plle abutaent under each end; also
15 foot approaches at each end of bridge.
Said brldee to be located across Shell
Creek, betweea Sections 31 and 32, Town
in RiBpa 2. west Burrows TownshiD. I
Plan, aid VSic.UonTto aTcTmpy
bids. Brideeto be completed ready for
flooring. Board reserve (he right to re
ject any aaa au oias.
J. W. Fcchs, Twp. Clerk.
P. O., Platte Center, Platte County,
VOTICI 01 IALI.
BY VIRTUE OF A LICENSE FROM
" the District Court la and for Platte
Couaty, State of Nebraska, the sub
scriber, guardian of Florence and Gracie
Stull. afaors, will sell at public vendue,
at the Court House, ia the City of Col
umbus, la said Platte county, oatne lita
day of Septeaber, 1885, at 1 o'clock p.
m.. the one undivided tfth part of block
No. twenty (20), la Stephens' addition to
the City cf Colaabus, la Platte County,'
Nebraska, oeioaf ng to saia minors.
Aurora M. Stull,
1CTOT1CK T TEACsMKaUa.
I. M. Moacrlsf, Co. Sept.,
WU1 be ia his sflce at the Court House
a the third Saturday of each
applieaau for teacher's certifcates! aadi -
sir the transaction of aay other business !, n r ,n -T
aertalalag to schools. M7-y IOFFICF, COLUMBUS, NFB.
tenth for tha purpose or exaaiaiag
Whitcbreast Lump Coal. 5".00
t'akonCity " 7.00
Colorado Hard . " 10.00
A GOOI SUPPLY.
TAYLOR, SCMJTTE& CO.
Beets & Shoes, Hats & Caps,
FOBIISOSB GOODS ADS NOV.
LOW PRICKS FOR CASU.
In the District Court of Platte Countv,
Fannie A. Eyucr, Plaintiff,
Boyd Jacob Pktkr Evlkr, Defendant.
To Boyd Jacob Peter Eyler, non-resident
You ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
JL on the 17th day of August, 1885,
Fannie A. Eyler, plaintiff, filed a petition
against you in the District Court of
Platte county, Nebraska, the object and
prayer of which are to 'obtain a divorce
from you on 'the ground that you have
wilfully abandoned the plaintiff without
good cause for more than two years last
past, and that you, being of sufficient
ability so to do, have failed, neglected
and refused to provide a suitable main
tenance for the plaintiff. You are re
quired to answer said petition on or
before 3Ionday, the 28th day of Septem
ber, 1880. Fannw A. Eylkk.
By ItKKDKR & Hknsley,
her Atty's. 17-4
SALE OF LAND.
BY VIRTUE OF A LICENSE ISSUED
to me by Hon. Alfred M.Post. .luily
or tbe Fourth Judicial District, or the
State of Nebraska, I will on the 19th day
of September, 1885, at the Court House In
the city of Columbus, Platte county,
between the hours of 1 and 2 o'clock
p. m., offer for sale the following de
scribed real estate, situated in Platte
County, Nebraska! S. W. i, of S. W.
Ji, See. 23, Twp. 20, It. 1 west, or the
sixth principal meridian, being the real
estate or Matthew Lowry, an insane per
son. Terms: One-half, cash; remainder
one year from day of sale, with interest,
secured by bond and mortae.
J. J. Graves,
17-lt Guardian or JIatthcw Lowry.
To Ellen Foley:
You are hereby notified that the prop
erty described as follows, to wit, the
northeast quarter or the southwest quar
ter or Section SO, Township 18, Range 1
west; also the northwest quarter or the
southwest nuarter of Section ri Town.
ship 18, range 1 west, all being situate in
xiaiie county, aiaie or Nebraska, was
purchased by J. A. Hood on the 28th day
or November. 1883, at public sale at the
Treasurer's office in said Platte county,
for taxes assessed on said jand for the
year 1882. That said land wa taxed in
the name or Ellen Foley, and that the
time Tor the redemption or the same will
expire on the 28th day or November, 188S.
TJTrT T)rorworkinS People. Send 10
11 VI 1 J cents postage, and we will
11 1JIA mail you free, a royal, val
uable sample box of good thut will put
you in the way or making more money in
a few days than you ever thought pos
sible at any business. Capital not re
quired. You can live at home and work
in spare' time only, or all the time. All
of both sexes, or all ages, grandly suc-
"" " u " easily earneu
fvy evening That all who want work
ma test the business, we make this un-
cessiui. ;x cents 10 to easily earned
paralleled offer: To all who ar nnt. w.n
satisfied we 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 Stinson & Co.,
Portland, Maine. '
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
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