The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, October 28, 1885, Image 2

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 38, 1885.
Josei'u A. Willaiid has been ap
pelated postmaster at Genoa, Neb.
Toe New York banks held last
week $31,000,000 in excess of legal
There should be no stay at home
Bepnblicans in Platte county on the
day of election.
- Evkbt Republican in Piatte county
sheald Tote for his principles as well
as talk for them.
The recent election frauds in Col
umbus, Ohio,, did aot work well ;
they were detected'and exposed.
Whateteb else tho Bepnblicans of
Platte county do, they shoaid not
dodge voting on the day of election.
Govebxor-elect FoRAKEB,of Ohio,
has accepted an invitation to speak
in New York before the campaign
We beiiero there is no doubt bnt
that the official crop report will show
that Nebraska has tho highest corn
average of any state In the Union.
The other evening near Jersey City
a collision occurred between two
trains, which resulted in the death of
five persons and the injury of several
A fire near Perry, Iowa, the other
day destroyed a large barn belonging
to J. R. Phillip, with the contents,
including six horses. Loss about
$5,000. .
Rev. Jons McNamaba, D. D., of
North Platte, Neb., clergyman of the
Episcopal church, died suddenly
Saturday afternoon from an attack of
The duty of Republicans did not
cease when slavery ended or the
rebellion collapsed. Our ballots are
even more; necessary now than our
muskets; werethen.
Peter Sweigabt, a lad of seven
teen living near Booper, Neb., com
mitted suicide Oct. 18, by taking
strychnia; despondency causing in
sanity is alleged as the cause.
Word comes from Constantinople
that a large force of Turkish troops
have been ordered to advance in the
direction of Nessa. A battle between
the Servians and Turks is imminent.
Ex-Gov. R. W. Furnas has grown
this year on his farm near Brownville,
Neb., a very nice quality of chestnuts.
We learn that in several parts of Ne
braska chestnuts have been success
fully raised.
The French elections last week
passed off quietly. M. Goblet, min
ister of public instructions, has been
returned by a large majority. It is
believed the conservatives were vic
torious in the provinces.
Sekvia has protested against the
decision of the ambassadors on the
Roumelian question, and have com
meucetl military operations against
Bulgaria. A large force of Servlau
troops crossed tho Bulgarian frontier
from Nessa the other afternoon.
The new administration seems to
have love for the members of the
press, another one, Albert Watkins of
the Lincoln Democrat having been
appointed to a lncrative office post
master at Lincoln, instead of J. C.
McBride, whose term has expired.
Rain or shine, calm or stormy,
every republican voter should see
that his ballot gets into the box.
There is not a bad man on the
ticket from beginning to end. It is,
on the contrary, a good ticket worthy
the Buppnrt of every republican in
the ranks.
A fire one morning last week
broke out at Hastings, Neb , in the
agricultural house of Bristol & Co.,
which caused a loss of about $8,000.
Other parties met with considerable
loss. The Hastings Nebraskan point
ing house had a narrow escapo from
total destruction. The windows and
frame work were badly injured.
The other afternoon a passing
freight train set fire to the prairie
southwest of Iloldrege, Neb., about a
half mile. The wind was from the
northwest, and the fire in Its course
consumed considerable bay belonging
to a Mr. Johnson, and burned a stack
yard containing the wheat crop of
Tom Lynch, one mile sooth of town.
Ahasa Cobis, the Republican can
didate tor Judge of the Supreme
Court, is the present chief justice ot
the state, and a man of acknowledged
ability and uprightness. He was a
former resident of Wisconsin, where
he was prominent in politics, serving
three terms in congress. He was a
soldier in the Mexican war, and com
manded a regiment during the war
of the rebellion.
A Twelve-Ykar-old Dakota girl,
sat long ago was reported to have
been taken np into the air by a cy
clone, carried out of sight, and
brongnt easily down in a field a quar
ter of a mile away, describes her sen
sations while in transit as that of be
ing rapidly and constantly pricked by
thoanands of needles. Since her ex
perience she has been affected similar
to a person with St. Vitus' dance.
A vert good plan is for a Republi
can candidate to personally conduct
the details of bis own campaign, never
falling ta pat ia proper work far the
good of the cauce and the promotion
of his companions in the political
contest. Then, when toe battle is
over, ha will have no condemnation
against any of his own actions. He
can then freely indulge in tan de
lightful reiectioa that be consented
ta nothing wrong or did anything
in daring the contest.
The other night the house and barn
of Peter Hengen, a farmer living near
Ithica, south of Wahoo, Neb., were
discovered to be on fire and soon
burned to the groand. Mr. Heags
was away from hone at the tiajjcV
and upon his return ike bedies otUit)
wife aad child ware fenn in vihe
ruins of his house, and the body-'of
hiB brother in the ruins of the barn.
The brother bad evidently shot him
self. The wife and ebild's skulls had
been crnsbed by a blow from some
bluat instrument It is supposed
that the brotherlkilledjtbe wife and
child, set-out the fires and then com
mitted snicide. He is thought to
have been of unsound mind.
There have been some surprising
move in real estate during the past
week. Bidhards & Keene, of Fre
mont, went up through the north
part of the couaty and bought various
pieces of land. A. M. Walling sold
them 310 acres, 150 of which brought
$21 per acre, with no buildings. They
offered Jasper Meflbrd $5,000 for his
place of 160 acres, we learn, and he
refused. J. C. Bowman, it is said,
sold his place near Clarkson. We
have not learned of all the transac
tions, but to a man up a tree it looks
as if a railroad were on the tapis for
northern Colfax, and Richards &
Keene were at the bottom of a town
site company. Schuyler Herald.
A terrible murder occurred the
other night in Woodbury county,
Iowa. James and John Johnson,
brothers, lived together on a farm.
John was married and James a single
man. They had on that day bad a
house raising after which a keg of
beer was tapped. The two brothers
quarreled and James was ordered
away from the house. He remained
out on the prairie until, about 11
o'clock and returning, found his
brother John asleep in bed. Taking
an old army musket, ho loaded it up,
placed the muzzle to his head and
blew his brains ont. He has been
arrested. The murdered man's wife
was present and saw the crime com
mitted, agreeing that it was the
proper thing to do. She has not
been arrested.
The other afternoon in Columbus,
Ohio, some one in front of the demo
cratic headquarters caused to be
strung across the street in large form,
a bloody shirt with the inscription,
"New North New South, a New deal,
the Last of the Bloody Shirt" It is
6tated that a G. A. R. man called and
gave the committee half an hour to
have the shirt taken down, and by
orders of a number of the committee
it was being done, when a man from
4he republican headquarters grabbed
the garment and after soaking it with
kerosene, returned and burned the
shirt in front of the democratic head
quarters. A crowd of several hun
dred excited people gathered and a
riot narrowly avoided. Every body
that had any thing to do with it iB
condemned as it might have led to
great loss of life and property.
In tbis department the people talk, and
not the editor. Each writer must bold
himself ready to defend his principle
and his statements of facts. "In the mul
titude of counsel there is wisdom." d.
Voters, Read!
Voters and Tax-payers of Platte
County, Nebraska:
I herewith submit for your consid
eration the contents of certified copies
j of bills colleoted by Sheriff Eavan-
augh from Platte county :
March 14th. 1882.
Platte County to D.C. Kavanaugh, Dr.
For summoning grand jury
9 o w
.... 40 00
.... COO
.... 6 00
. .. 58 00
" Mileage
" Summoning petit jury
" Copies
" Mileage
$119 00
Platte County, f 88"
I, D. C. Kavanaugh, do solemnly swear
that the foregoing account is just, correct
and wholly unpaid.
D. C . Kavanaugh.
Signed in my presence and sworn, to
before me this 30th day of March, 1882.
John Stautfer, Co. Clerk.
Allowed May 24, 1882.
On page 275, Sec. 5, compiled stat
utes of Nebraska, 1881, sheriff's fees
for "traveling expenses for each mile
actually and necessarily traveled, five
In the above" bill. Sheriff Kavan
augh has collected $98 mileage at five
cents a mile, which would be pay for
nineteen hundred and sixty miles
traveled to summon those two juries.
The following are the men who com
posed the juries referred to in the
above bill, and the number of miles
for which they got pay from the
county :
John Wise 12miles.
L. E.Kuhnc 8 "
c.M.loung i
J.Pearsall i
Walter Mead, not served, out of
John Graham
Gco.W. Galley
Joe Tiffany, out of state, etc
Hugh Edwards.
silas Francisco
J..T. Russell, not served
5,D,FitzPatrick' out of state..
2jicholas Pauley
Chas. Peterson
H. P. Bower
And return
.141 "
282 "
Frank Mead
Jos. Hoffman
J. C. Hurley.. .i ".
John Lackey, not ia state, eX-
Cfan. Grip....
D. C Braea
S. G. D&TiB ?&.&.......
JaY JklCaURalu . - - -....
Mm s jsionm
w Mm jacycr ..
Tbos. Cain .-..
"m vv latTU
John Newman . ..
Wm.Mead.r. 3
Ira Mullen
C. D. Tyler 18
Joseph Webster 14
Ed. Roberts W
Total to county seat.
Same to return home
The talesman for this jury were all
in fawn an not flowed any mileage.
This makes a total mileage, for the
two juries, of nine hundred and two
miles (902) and it is reasonable to
suppose that they collected pay for
just what they were entitled to. The
law reads that the sheriff shall have
five cents per mile actually and nec
essarily traveled. If this law to
strained to the constrnctiaarthat he
can collect mileage from 'the county
seat to each 'juror's residence aad
back to the connty seat, each time,
there would still appear an'ovar
charge of more than one thousand
miles in this bill, for which he has
received pay from Platte county.
Platte County to D. C. Kavanaugh, Dr.
Expenses incurred inthrocuring the re
turn of patients from the Insane Asy
lum, May 11, '83:
May 10. To one fare to Lincoln, for
tt tt
" HacK rare irom aepot io
" Mileage Irom Columbus
to Lincoln, 116 miles, 5.
" Hack fare to Asylum
and return ...
" Mileage to Asylum and
5 80
5 00
tt tt
tt tt
revuru, w auico,
" Hotel fare
" Mileage from Lincoln to
Columbus, 74 miles, 5..
ft Two days labor for ass't
at $2 per day
" Two do for self at S3 . . .
" Bus from depot to hos
pital at Columbus
" Dray from depot at Co
lumbus to hospital
" Car fare from Lincoln
to Columbus for self and
ass't and five patients.
r a :.. k.
3 70
17 15
tt tt
tt tt
i tt
$ 55 05
May 10, Cr. by cash
Cr. by error
S 35 00
39 90
$ 15 15
From the rendering of this bill we
must infer that it is optional with the
sheriff what route he selects ; as he
has charged for 116 miles going to
Lincoln, and for 74 miles from Lin
coln to Columbus, it don't appear to
be as far to come from Lincoln to
Columbus as it is from Columbus to
Lincoln, bnt be makes it up by adding
another fare for himself in the item of
fare for patients and assistant. Jn
this bill he has collected from Platte
county for one hundred and ninety
miles at the lawful rate of five centB a
mile, making $9.50, and the additional
fare of $2.45, making a total expense
for hauling Sheriff Kavanaugh to
Lincoln and back to Columbus, of
111.95, when the actual cost was $4.90.
He has also charged hotel bill $6.00;
and 50 cents for hack to hotel. It
will be well for the gentleman to
show law to bear him out in that
class of charges. He also charges for
two days services for self and assist
ant; the time between arrival and
departure of Columbus and Lincoln
train is three hours and a halt. Does
that not afford plenty of time to ride
three miles to the Asylum and re
turn, in a five-dollar hack? To the
average tax-payer it certainly would.
1 herwith submit an itemized bill
which is nearer right:
For 73 miles at5cts.per mile and
return ? 7 30
For fare for ass't and return 4 90
" Hack to Asylum and return... 6 00
' F ire 5 patients $2.45 each 12 25
" One dav's service, self 3 00
" One " ass't 2 00
" Bus and dray at Columbus 1 70
$"36 15
The law fixes the pay for such ser
vice and the officer must be governed
thereby. Now I wish to call atten
tion to one more fact : From October
18th, '84, to December lOtb, '84, a
period of less than two months, Sher
iff Kavanaugh presented bills and
collected over his sworn statement,
$122.50 as costs in criminal cases,
when persons were charged simply
with misdemeanor concerning which
I will refer you to Sec. 247, page 705,
Compiled Statutes of Nebraska for
1881, which reads, "The term 'felony'
signifies such an offense as may 'be
punished with death or imprisonment
in the penitentiary. Any other of
fense is denominated a misdemeanor."
Sec. 535 provides that no costs shall
be paid from the county treasury in
any case of prosecution for a misde
meanor, except as provided by Sec.
541, which creates a fund from jail
labor, a thing that does not exist in
this connty.
Sheriff Kavanaugh does not deny
having received the above specified
money, but he refuses to pay it back
into the treasury unless compelled to
do so. by the supreme court of Ne
braska. During the three years and
six months of his term of office he
has drawn from the county general
fund $5,942.40, and if his other bills
average with the two, above itemized,
you can readily see that he has drawn
a large amount of money from Platte
county not warranted by law, and
you should see .to it that you elect
supervisors who will compel him to
pay back into the treasury what does
not by right belong to him. .
The above charges are on record in
the county clerk's office and any tax
payer can satisfy himself there of
statements above made.
The $5,942.40 above alluded to as
having been drawn by Sheriff Kav
anaugh from the county treasury does
by no means represent all that he haB
received, because it does not, as I
understand it, include any of bis fees
in civil cases, on sheriff's sales, etc. t .
The above statements will, in part,
explain to tax-payers our excessive
burden of taxes.
J. P. Becker.
Twskln Orgaunlamttaa.
Mv friend Wise is entirely too
sweeping in his charges that "under
Nebraska laws township organization
is inoperative, expensive and unjust."
If the first ware tf ne, why so much
anxiety to repeal the law? I think I
have shown that if construed liber
erally, the second is not correct, and,
as regards the third, I have failed to
find as much injustice towards com
munities as existed nnder the com
aussioaer system. I have ao infor
mation as to the differences between
the citizens of Sherman and the county
authorities, but did it ever occur to
those citizens that perhaps they might
be in error? The law and regula
tions governing the epening and
closing of roads are explicit, aad aone
perhaps better acquainted with them
than our friend; if these have been
complied with, I presume there will I
be no difficulty ; at least we have found
this to be the case in our experience,
and we have had our share of section
line roads to open as well as diagonal
roads to close up, but can our friend
point to any system of township or
ganization where .this part of the
supervision of roads has been dele
gated to the -town boards? 1 have
failed to find it, and were it conferred
apon them would soon lead to "con
fusion wofse confounded."
Again, he says that the towu board
as a board of equalization is a myth
and that the assessor is not required
to meet with them for this purpose.
I would say to Jiim that he is not
posted iataeJaw, for it explicitly re
quires him to so meet with the towu
board, who are (except in certain
cases) the only body who can equalize
the assessments, of coarse subject to
the right of appeal from" their judg
ment to the county board. There is a
little clashing in the time of meeting
with the county board, but the towns
have the right of way, and when their
labors are accomplished, that of the
county board as an equalizer of the
townships, etc., begins.
The law regarding the town treas
urer is undoubtedly defective, though
made moro explicit than it was, and
if the county treasurer is allowed a
commission on the fundB collected by
the town treasurer in addition to the
3 per cent, allowed the latter, it is
certainly wrong, as the law expressly
says "on all sums collected percentage
shall be allowed but once ;" the law
as it stands is certainly not very fa
vorable to the town treasurer for if
he does not collect anything, he gets
ho pay, but neither the county or
town, so far as I can see, loose any
thing in consequence. '
My friend says that under town
ship organization, he supposed that
the taxes would be collected closer
and consequently less delinquency. I
would ask him to look at the pub
lished list of delinquent taxes, and
say whether thero is not some im
provement over a few years since.
My irieud Wise says that several
years ago there was but $7,000 of out
standing warrants while now there is
uwpards of $40,000, and he wants to
know how this is to be met, or rather
he intimates that it will be extended
without limit.
I find by reference to the published
statement of the county clerk, Janu
uary 1st, 1885 :
Jan. 1, '85, The am't of warrants
outstanding including interest$23,486.63
Since that time issued on the
levy of '85 18,668.92
uct. '9ot inc uo Treasurer nas
redeemed warrants $17,143.44
Balance outstanding $25,012.11
Jan. 1, '85, Taxes due and de
linquent .5 40,610.3
" " Taxes of '84, due but
uncollected 50,419.17
" " Net cash in treasury
atdate 56,120.33
To which should be added the
tuxes of '85, now due, say 50,000.00
Deduct funding bonds and re
demption of It. R. lands $ 60,000.00
Balance $147,149.88
Now, making all due allowance for
the interest on the bonded debt and
other expenses of the county, it ap
pears to me (though I am no expert
in such matters), that there ought to
be sufficient to meet all outstanding
warrants and if the treasurer was re
quired to give notice from time to
time after the manner of the IT. S.
treasury that warrants between cer
tain numbers in rotation would be
paid on presentation and that interest
on them would cease from that date,
I have no doubt that it would tend to
lessen the number of warrants out
standing very materially. Under the
provision of law the county board
cannot draw warrants on the current
levy exceeding 85 per cent of that
levy, uuless there be money in the
treasury to the credit of tho proper
fund ; the intention evidently is that
that the 15 per cent, undrawn shall
cover the uucollectable and delin
quent taxes, so that there shall always
be a sufficiency on hand to meet any
issue of warrants, but the law is not
explicit enough and therefore it is
possible to draw warrants twice on
the same fund, the first time on the
levy itself and the second time on the
money paid in. Such a course was
evidently not intended by the law,
which explicitly forbids the connty
board from issuing any form of in
debtedness against the county, in ex
cess of the tax levied for the current
year. Now I wish it to be distinctly
understood that I do not assert that
such a course has been pursued, for I
have no evidence to build on except
from the wording of the law, there
fore I would ask my friend Wise as
an ex-commissioner to say clearly and
distinctly whether, when he was a
member of the board, such a course
of drawing double on the same levy
was pursued, because if it was done
then, the presumption is that it was
done before, and has been done since
and hence the cause why our county
wjjurrants continue to increase in
number and amount.
The editor of the Democrat, in his
last issue among the prominent evils
resulting from township organization,
cites the disposition on the part of
some towns in order to further their
own interests to bargain with others
for their support by agreeing to sus
tain the latter in any measures they
may advance for their own benefit, or
in other words, in a system of log
rolling. Now, whether such a state
of things exists or aot I agree with
him that such a system' of legislation
is highly injurious to the best inter
ests of the people, yet it is not to be
woadertd at when we consider the 1
associations which are placed around
them, for I think there is no part of
Platte county where so mnch ef this
trading is done as in the city of Co
lumbus, showing itself fn the various
political convention-, without regard
ta name or party, to an extent to dis
gust the thoagbtfol observer, but t
have been unable to see that it would
be as easy' to make a trade with 18
men as with three, at least experience
doei not seem to show it.
Geo. S. Truman.
Mr. Jf. K. Memcrlef ffcr Sauaerti
teaeat tk Pantile tickl
r Platte Cenuaty.
Ed. Journal : Please allow me, as
a citizen, a few words in your valua
ble' paper. It is considered a wise
policy that by the nomination of the
school-board of the city of Colnmbus,
men are selected without any regard
to their political Benti meets, men ap
preciating learning and who have an
earnest and deep interest in the wel
fare of our public schools and are
able to look upon all public institu
tions from the standpoint of patriots.
Considering the position of the teach
er to his scholar parallel with the
.position of the county superintendent
to the teacher. I assert that the for
mer s familiu- K-q-i-uiitsnce serves to
mark those j :n i. r distinctive quali
ties of 'the 'gi.;l teacher which are
highly beneficial to the schools. That
teacher's poreveruuce, patience, in
dustry and method will be crowned
with the most success who is the best
acquainted with the individuality of
every scholar. Mr. Moncrief has ac
quired tbis knowledge and intimacy
in his -two terms. His re-election in
1883 was a satisfactory remuneration
for his noble efforts iu all that per
tains to education, and the large ma
jority an impressive ovi'dencfe of the
people's strong desire to have this
important place again filled by him.
Mr. Moncrief is not given to boasting
and showy display of his personal
worth and actions, being one of those
who discharge their duties in a quiet
way, to tho satisfaction of friends aud
political adversaries. One important
point I should not like to omit aild
especially refer it to the farming com
munity in which thero are localities
with scanty school facilities, and that
iB that the children are not sent to
school to be faade democrats or re
publicans of, but to become sound,
upright and sensible American citi
zens. Sympathy with the one or the
other party will always come forth
early enough. The proper education
of the Americau youth stands far
above parly politics
The position of the superintendent
of public instruction ought not to be
a matter of party strife, but it should
adorn the man who has been worthy
of occupying it for the last four years.
F. Luchsinger.
A Few Lswt Werd.
Ed. Journal : Having already oc
cupied a considerable space in your
columns, in the examination of the
question of township organization
pro and con, I do not feel justified in
elaborating the sophistries of my
friend Wise's last, or his facetious
account of bis first pair of boots. I
would say to him that ridicule is not
argument, and I would remind my
friend at Lindsay that "empty bar
rels" rarely emit any sound, unless
struck or the fierce blast of a tempest
sweeps ovor their open mouths;
and now, as the time for ac
tion rather than talk is at hand, I
would say to the citizens of Platte
county that if, upon due reflection,
you are satisfied that a return to the
old system of county rule will be the
best for the interests of all concerned,
you will so express it at the ballot
box, but if on the other hand you are
satisfied the present system (notwith
standing the many defects and im
pediments which have been heaped
upon it) has not bad such a fair trial
as would show its merits or demerits,
then you will hesitate to make a
change, and will express your senti
ments in the same way, and in erder
that this may be done intelligently I
wawld especially call the attention of
the judges of election in the several
townships to tho law on this subject.
"The forms of ballots shall be re
spectively, 'for continuance of town
ship organization' or 'against continu
ance of township organization,' anft
the same shall be written or printed
upon the regular ballots cast for offi
cers voted for at such election and
shall be counted and canvassed in the
same manner." laws or xoao, page
236. Thus it will be seen that no
separate ballots can be taken notice of
in the court, n so also it will be
seen that unless one of these beads is
erased from the ticket before voting,
the ballot will not be counted on that,
question, as in that case they would
counteract each other, but a little
care on the part of canvassers will
prevent any difficulty.
I can not close this without ex
pressing my conviction . that those
who are looking forward to a return
to the old system of county govern
ment in the expectation that it will
bring a reduction of taxes will find it
to be fallacious, for already I hear
murmurs of expenditures in anticipa
tion of such a change, therefore in all
seriousness I would say to the oppo
nents of township organization "make
haste slowly."
Geo. S. Tbuxak.
Editor Joubkal : The democratic
state convention, in their platform of
principles announced, appear to have
forgotten many items of history con
nected with that party. The party
says in this platform, that it "renews
the pledge of fidelity to the constitu
tion, and to the doctrines taught by
the illustrious men who are its found
ers, and insist on the honest and
economical administration of public
affairs, federal, state and municipal.''
Tbat it is a matter of history there
can be no doubt but .the illustrious
founders of the democratic party did,
at one time hold to end advocate the
very objectionable doctrine of state
rights, which Easily retailed ia ee-
cession aad its consequences. The
southern confederacy was one of the
democratic doctrines advocated by
some ot those illustrious democratic
leaders. Our democratic friends sav.
why refer te these matters now ? Just
to remind these, gentlemen of a few
facts ia history of what these illae
trious democrat have advocated. I
might further add that ia the past
they have favored iaiatioa, nullifica
tion, free trade,-squatter sovereignty,
repudiation of the public debt, "this
is a confederacy and not a nation,"
etc., etc.
They are now falling into the" line
of talking a better business, aad "in
sist upon the honest and economical
administration of public affairs, fed
eral, state and municipal," principles
which republicans have put in prac
tice when in office. Democrats should
not complain if the voters of Platte
county shall insist now that demo
cratic officials of this county be held
to this announced principle of the
democratic party, and that they indi
cate that they want the public officials
to administer honestly and economic
ally the affairs of this county.
A Voter.
Ed.' Journal: It is generally con
ceded tbat the Nebraska license law
gives the right to prohibit the selling
or giving away of Bpiritous and in
toxicating liquors. If the law will
bear that construction, certainly there
is no use on the part of our prohibi
tion friends rushing headlong into
stato politics to bring about what
they desire wheu it can be brought
about in a much more agreeable way
by making such application to the
city, village and couuty boards, as
will induce them to exercise the au
thority vested in them and prohibit
the sale. This might be accomplished
here and there in the state where the
majority ot voters wish it, without
turuiug the cause of temperance into
the sink-pools of politics, and nnite
men of all parties to aid in bringing
it about instead of driving hosts of
good men away Irom the grand army
of isolid progress on account of mix
lug prohibition with politics, and ex
citing tho wort passions of men
against such political action.
Voters should carefully examine
tho subject, and it the law of Ne
braska is so plain in giving the au
thority to prohibit the sale of liquors,
it should be taken as a favorable time
to arrive at local prohibition without
pushing the subject broadcast into
state politics. In some of the south-4
ern states, prohibition prevails, in
many places, through local option.
The citizens, however, have never
permitted the question to enter into
or disturb their party lines, bat on
all hands united in executing the law
which prohibits the sale.
A Voter.
XotmB)Ib OrBTamlsmtleau
Having read friend Wise's letter on
township organization I fail to see
any argument against the same. His
whole argument is against the law,
which every one will admit is very
defective. He has not shown one
point wherein the commissioner sys
tem would be superior to the present.
The increase of our taxes was caused
by the large levy which had to be
made to pay the heavy indebtedness
of the county incurred by the com
missioners, and to refund a very large
amount of illegal taxes ordered to be
collected by them, all of which has
been paid and we now have collecta
ble taxes sufficient to pay all floating
indebtedness of the county. I think
tbat, with this condition of affairs,
friend Wise must admit that the
county is in a better condition than it
ever was. I hope the voters of Platte
will consider this question in a sensi
ble light and hold fast to township
organization, and when we get a de
cent law to govern It, we will all be
satisfied that towaship organization
is the best for all.
J. S. Fbeem AK.
lasmmrk Preclact.
Mrs. Otto Mueler has been sick the
last few days.
John 6. Dreher is erecting a wagon
and machine jhed.
The sound of the thresher is still
heard in this vicinity.
Mr. Schooler has been laid up with
a very badly swelled leg for the last
two weeks.
Thanksgiving is approaching on
the wings of time ancTthe turkey is
fattening in the barn -yard.
A few of the neighbors are busk
ing corn; others are still plowiag.
Corn will be an excellent crop thie
year. It is very easy to busk. Some
say that if it is easy to husk there
will be an open winter. If that is
the case this will be a very opea
Frederick Cole sprained his aakle
the, other day, jumping off the horse
power, and for a few days at least, he
has to refrain from the invigorating
and healthful exercise of working.
Mr. Cole is a yeang maa who has
lately come to this state, and has far
some time past been working for Mr.
O. D. Butler, road overseer of dis
trict No. 2, is fitting up the roads ia
better shape than has heretofore beea
done by any previous road overseer.
Mr. Bntler is 'a maa, who' is cem
peteat, and fully qualified to dis
charge his duties, aad he desires bis
neighbors to have as good a road as
himself to travel oa. D. Wasoir.
laasas of the
at SylTenls, the
ooaaty site 4
ity, Ga
la the aaa
14. th
rCol. Warn. L. Hal
Jr., has ypTfollewiBf la refcreace te I
can ef reaH by J
Ttas, CofTtta, Sugar, Syrups,
Dried and Cannad Fruits,
and othar Staples a
BtellTere Free f
part ! the City.
Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, near
A. AN. Depot.
I. GLUCK, Proprietor,
HATS, CAPS, Etc., Etc.,
I3TI buy my goods strictly for cash, and will -'ivc mv cus
tomers the benefit of it.
CMv Mo a call aad Coaviace Yomrsolf of tho Faots.
id's Specific:
e know a gentleman
who, six months
alaaVL a hopeless cripple
m an
attaam of rheumatism,
scarcem hobble across the
, used
crutchmand said himsel
t he had
little ifsar hope of ev
We saw
in our torn 'last week,
t as uvea as any other
maa, aad
the fiaVt health aad
spirits. Up
bad worked
.our ivuiry as to what
aflbnderfnl change
ia his eond
e replied that
Swift's Specif!
cured him. He
said he was on t
ve of starting for
the Hot Sprin
earch of reliof,
but was pen
one of his
neighbors to
SwiYSpecific, and
after using a
izen andaajair bottles.
he has be
transformk from a
pple to a bepymbealthy
maa. H
one of our moMfcortby
and sucMsful citizens, and
other thfa Mr. . B. Lambert.
TreafSe on blood and skin dii
maileaffree. The Swift Specific
drafr 3, Atlanta, 6a., or 157 w.
stnBL N. Y.
moiD vonci.
7b a
all whom it may concern:
view and report upon the practica
bility of locating a public road com
mencing at the S. E. corner of Section 36,
Towtship 19, north of Range 4. west,
running thence due north on section liae
80 rods, theace ia a northwesterly direc
tion to the S. E. corner of the S. W.
quarter of the N. E. quarter of said Sec
tion 36, thence north, to the north line of
said Seotioa 86, and terminating 60 rodB
west of the N. E. corner of said Section
38, aad to be known as the "Claus John
sea Road," has reported ia favor of the
location thereof, and all objections
thereto, or claims for damages, must be
filed in the ofllce ol the County Clerk on
or before noon of the 29th day of Decem
ber 1885
Dated 'Columbus. Neb.. Oct. 28th, 1885.
27-3 Countv Clerk.
Land Oflce at Grand Island, Seb.J
Oct. 19, 1885. J
NOTICE is hereby given that the fol-Iowing-aeVaed
settler has filed notice
olhis intention to make final proof ia
support of his claim, and that said proof
will be made before the Judge of the
District Court, at Columbus, Neb., on
the 38th day of November, 188ft. viz:
Samuel Brown Homestead Entry No.
8578, for the N. W. Ji, of S. W. J, of Sec
tion 2, In Township 18 north, or Range 3,
west. He nam the following wit
nesses to prove his continuous residence
upon, and caltivatiea ef, said land, viz:
E.B. Hall. J. E.Daek. R. E.Wiley aad
J. A. Baker, all of O'Kay P. O., Platte
Couaty, Neb.
26-6 JOHN G. BIGGINS, Register.
CASH CAPITAL, - $71,000
Lbahdk GBBBAno, Preft.
Gao. W. Huxst, Fce Prvtt.
B. H. Hskbt.
J. E. Tasks, Cashier.
at C BBepeeat, mtmem
am Bad
- - - - . - h m
Whiteeretst Liapl'eal 5.00
Nit " 4.50
CaieiCity 7.0Q
I'elerade Hard " 10.OO
Bb & Skws, Hals & Caps,
ftceko goods jj& mm.
M Real We Dealer.
tSTl hare a large number of improved
Farms for sale cheap. ' Also unimproved
farming and grazing lands, from $4 to $15
per acre.
BSTSpecial attention paid to niakiuc
iiual proof ou Homestead and Timber
3TAH having lands to sell will find it
to their advantage to leave them ia my
bands for sale. Jloney to loan on farm.
F. II. Marty, Clerk, speaks German.
30-tf Columbus, Nebraska.
l I.1T Tfor working people. Send 10
H h . I , r cents postage, and we will
l J l J J. maji y0ure, a loyal, val
uable sample 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 aay business. Capital not re
quired. You can live at home and work
in spare time only, or all the time. All
of both sexes, of all ages, grandly suc
cessful. 50 cents to $3 easily earned
every evening. That all who waut work
may test the business, we make this un
paralleled oner: To all who are not well
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 Sc Co.,
Portland, 3Iaine.
But a Grrand Success.
ter Trough for stock. He refers to
every man who has it in use. Call on or
leave orders at George Yale's,
i Oehlrich's grocery.
Eags and Iron !
The highest market pricejpaid for rags
and iron. Store in the Bubach building,
Olive st., Columbus, Neb. 15-tf
Send six cents for
postage.and receive
free, a costly box of
goods which will help you to more money
right away than anything else in this
world. All, of either sex, succeed from
first hour. The broad road to fortune
opens before the workers, absolutely
sure. At once address, Tnun A Co.,
Augusta, Maine.
This House, reeently purchased by mc,
will be thoroughly refitted. Board
by the day, week or meal. A few rooms
to let. A share of the public patronage
is solicited. Feed stable in connection.
2-y Albxbt Lcth.
far jaMii.Tai xsabe, m. .,
Platte Center, Nebraska. 9-j