The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, April 07, 1886, Image 2

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"Hokebt partisanship it honest cit
iaenskip." Senator Spooner.
Ex-Fbxsideht Abthuk's health has
improved the past week. He is not
yet able to leave the house.
An exchange calls, upon the senate
to demand the papers in the case the
rumor that President Cleveland is to
be married.
The Nebraska City saloon keepers
have all signed an agreement not to
ell any liquor to any man who is
known to have signed the temperance
There is a very general agreement
that the Secretary of the Treasury
will never resume the onerous duties
of his office. The strain has been too
great for him, and he cannot return
to it without imperiling his life.
Mrs. Bruns and Miss Nina Brans,
her young daughter, whose home is
at Niobrara, Neb., mysteriously dis
appeared from Chicago sometime last
January, and have not been heard
from since, nor have they put in an
appearance at their Niobrara home.
The President has relieved Brig.
Gen. Crook from the command of the
department of Arizona and assigned
him to the department of the Platte.
Brig. Gen. N. A. Miles, now in com
mand of the department of the Mis
souri, has been assigned to the de
partment of Arizona.
The speech of Hon. John C. Spooner
of Wisconsin in the Senate March 18
and 19, on the relations between the
senate and executive departments is
well worthy of study by politicial
students. It is a clear, logical state
ment, and a patriotic protest against
the position of President Cleveland.
A SMALL fire occurred the other
morning at Edgar, Neb., burning the
house of J. P. Nelson, valued at
800. Mrs. MoBholder, tenant, suc
ceeded in saving most of the house
hold goods though in a much damaged
condition. The prompt and heroic
work of citizens prevented the fire
from spreading and resulting in a
disastrous fire to the town.
Senator Manderson's bill appro
priating $200,000 for the sale or the
present site and buildings thereon of
Fort Omaha and tho securing of a
new site within ten miles of Omaha
and the erection of buildings thereon
for a twelve-company post, is likely
to become a law. Omaha is growing
very rapidly, her success being due to
the enterprise of her citizens.
A. J. Anderson, a Swede, whose
body wsb found the other morning
just east of Boyd's packing house at
Omaha, it appears committed suicide
by cutting his throat with a razor.
From a ticket and papers in his
possession he was on his way to
Scandla, Republican county, Kansas,
where he has a half brother by the
name of A. P. Aspergen living.
The Omaha Republican says:
"Charley Mathewson has been a bank
rupt for ten years. He wsb not ruin
ed by cards, wine or women. He was
ruined in character by a desire to
make a big show on a small capital.
When disclosure became immanent
he departed. The wonder is that he
pulled the Wool over the eyes of his
friends and acquaintances so long."
There are now upwards of 2,000
persons employed in the Treasury
building, and investigation shows
that at least one thousand visitors are
in the department during the day on
business. In order to provide pure
sir it-is proposed to place fans at the
four interior corners of the sob
basement and force the fresh air up
into the rooms by means of flues or
The Agricultural Department at
Washington City has issued a caution
to farmers against the designs of a lot
of impostors who are engaged in a
systematic effort to impose upon them
by the sale of worthless seeds. Far
mers cannot be too closely upon the
watch to detect bad soeds. We learn
that already in several of tbe States
arrangements have been made to sell
and distribute such worthless seeds.
Fairbdrt Gazette has this item:
"We were shown an interesting relic
a few days ago by Wm. Lowe. It
was an issne of the first paper pub
lished in Ohio, the Belmont Journal,
published at St. Clairsvillo, Aug. 7th,
1819. It was a small affair and yel
low with age." We have many dis
tinct remembrances of events that
happened at that old town. The
Gazette should havo given the name
of the editor.
There has just been an investigation
of the sanitary condition U. S. Treas
ury building, and it is. pronounced
deplorable and dangerous, a veritable
hot bed of disease. Congress will be
asked for at least $100,000 to remedy
the evil. At present Congress allows
$15,000 a year for repairs about the
Treasury, and this sum is speedily
exhausted in minor repairs, and very
little can be utilized for improving
the sanitary condition of affairs.
The recent State Teachers' Associa
tion held at Lincoln had a large at
tendance, and its proceedings throngh
nt were of a very interesting
character. Some of the papers read
ad subjects discussed showed ability
si have been spoken of in the
bighasi terms of praise. The paper
read m the 1st inst, by Miss Hosv
ford, of North Platte, received the
highest praise. Jamer, Saperiatea
deat of the Omaha schools, was
alected president for the ensuing
year, Miss Greenlee, of Richardson
caaaty, recording secretary, and Miss
Hewitt, of. Kearney, eorraspaading
Lincoln was aeleatad as
for holdiag the next
We took occasion last week to say
that according to some of onr demo
cratic cotemporaries it would seem to
make little difference to the business
of this country what political party is
in'power, and that the mere assertion
of such a doctrine by them will not
save democracy from the wrath of the
business men.
This remark has. stirred the breth
ren to unwonted activity, and even
our friend D. Frank Davis thinks
that "Brother Moses" "never lets an
opportunity to bowl slip' Of course
anything said by republicans againBt
she supremacy of democratic meas
ures and democratic men would be
regarded by "brother D. Frank" as a
People generally think it does make
a difference on business ; people,-gen-erally,
know that when an adminis
tration of this great government
changes from one political party to
another, it does make a difference
more difference than tho mere change
of paying a salary to A. or to B. Tho
last democratic administration (Bu
chanan) so reeked with treason that
Pierce's was, by comparison (but by
comparison only with Buchanan)
somewhat creditable. It may suit
"our brother D. Frank" to say that it
makes no difference on business
whether this country shall have at
the head of its affairs, holding the
purse of the nation, conserving all
interests, determining the character
of her representatives abroad, shaping
the policies that lead to business pros
perity or business failnre, men who
are in consonance with tho progres
sive spirit of tho age, or those who
look backward continually, and cling
with tenacity to evil methods of
political action.
The Journal is very much assured
that the country is not in need of offi
cials who think it makes no difference
to the business of the country which
political party is in power. It has
made a difference and it always will
make a difference The atmosphere
of civil and religions liberty is so
permeating in this country that it
affects every breathing soul. The
country's progress may be stayed by
tho chance success of a reactionary
political party, now and again, but
that progress cannot bo long delayed.
It will overrido all opposing' elements,
and demonstrate even to blind parti
sans that it does make a difference
what political party is in power.
The blind Chaplain of tho House
of Representatives is attracting
marked attention to his morning
prayers these days. In ono invoca
tion he denounces blood and pomp
and beseeches the Lord to onable tho
intelligent men and women of the
land to comprehend that in this Re
publican country there can be no
privileged class, and that in this ago
no aristocracy can be built on the
fable of blood, Norman, Guelph or
Ghibellene. In another he aBks God
to rid tho laud of gamesters and
itemizes their transgressions as
gamblings in cards or dice or chips or
stock, wheat or cotton. Then he
conveys to tho "God of Jacob" in
formation concerning the strikes and
depicts the scenes of horror that may
be enacted in every Capitol of Europe
and America. He wanted the rich
men of the world roused to under
stand that the time has come for
grinding monopoly to cease, and for
corporations to get souls in them,
consciences and' human kindness.
Dr. Milburn's style of prayer recently
is by no means popular with all the
Congressmen. Mr. James, a member
from N. Y., objected to this last
petition being printed in the Con
gressional Record, characterizing it
sotto voce an "incendiary speech.
Apropos of the organization at
Lincoln of a Woman's Christian Asso
ciation, the Journal remarks :
"As a matter of fact, the young
women who go wrong have in nine
cases out of ten a better, ground of
complaint against society as accessory
to their failure in life than young men
who go wrong. Not so many young
women are thrown upon the world
and their own resources for a living
as of the other sex, but thousands are
so thrown every year in every large
city and the avenues are few and the
opportunity to push their fortunes
promptly are far between. A little
help and encouragement from their
own sex would generally preserve to
society and usefulness those who now
fall by tbe wayside. It is more espe
cially an important work for tbe rea
son that when a youug man tumbles
in the ditch he is picked up, washed,
renovated, and set on his feet again,
society generally asking pardon for
tbe ditch. When a young woman
fails she isn't picked up and renovat
ed to any appreciable extent and
society never thinks of apologizing.
Hence it is better to guard her a little
in the outset."
News from the great strike at St.
Louis and other points up to the 30th
ult. givee no evidence of an improve
ment in the situation. At cast St.
Louis the transfer men had joined the
strike and the moving of trains stop
ped. At Kansas City a train had been
ditched by Martin Scow and James
Noonan, two strikers, which after an
exciting chase and some shooting, re
sulted in the capture of both men by
the officers. Noonan refused to obey
the officer to hault, and he shot him
in tbe leg which bronght him to a
sodden stop. On the 3d, a conflict
took place at Fort Worth in which
three men were killed, and several
The crime of drunkenness is being
recognized in more states than Ne
braska. No reasonable man will
affirm that any one has any sort of
right to get drunk, and there the
ordinary citizen will draw the line.
At Pittsburg, Pa., recently, Jndge
Ewing, Jn reviewing a case before
him, said : "The man who sells liqnor
to as habitual drunkard, knowing him
to be such, Ib worse to the community
than a thief." When this sentiment
becomes thoroughly ingrained ioto
tbe better of a community, and is car
ried into action, the evils of drunken
aeas will be vary greatly lessened, if
The investigation of the Graham
tragedy at Springfield, Mo., proceeds
slowly on account of the ill health of
Mrs. Malloy, one of the suspected
parties, who had something to do
with the murder of Mrs. Graham the
first wife of George E. Graham. . Tho
testimony on the 26th ult, disclosed
tbe fact that Mrs. Malloy bad used
her influence and finally succeeded in
getting the bank officers to permit
her to mako good their loss and not
prosecute Graham for the forgery.
The witness stated that she was very
much agitated, an anxiety to shield
Graham seeming uppermost. She
made the statement that Graham was
not in his right mind when he did it,
and that there was something behind
it all that drove him to commit the
forgery ; that he never would be ar
rested alive; that he carried poison
on his person, and would commit
suicide before submitting to arrest.
Mrs, Malloy asked Mr. McElhaney,
cashier of the First National Bank,
for a private audience to be held at
the bank, at which only a few of her
most intimate friends were to be
present. At this audience Mrs. Mal
loy disclosed the fact that Graham
bad a wife in Indiana when he mar
ried Cora Lee ; that she was missing,
and that the Malloy honsehold was
being sharply interrogated by his first
wife's relatives in Indiana as to her
whereabouts, and that to escape this
Graham had forged the checks. She
aUo stated in ' this confidential in
terview that Sarah Graham came of a
low family, and that she could at that
time be found in some bawdy house
in St. Louis. The restaurant keeper
where Graham confessed he and his
wife took supper, testifies that there
were two women in the room that
evening, only one of whom took sup
per, but Graham seemed to have out
door interviews with the one that
was deeply veiled, whom tho witness
described in size aud height cor
responds with Cora Lee Graham, the
second wife of George E. Graham.
This testimony in part discloses the
theory of the state that by arrange
ment that evening Cora Leo Graham,
the second wife, camo in with the
spring wagon to take the trusting
first wifo out to tho Mrs. Malloy's
premises, and was ehot in the wagon
while on tbe road, and afterwards
concealed in tbe old well on tbe Mrs.
Malloy farm.
A special dispatch from Spring
field, Mo., announces the fact of tho
close of the preliminary examination
of Cora Lee Graham and Mrs. Mol
Ioy, for tbe murder of Mrs. Graham.
The justices decided that Cora Lee
was accessary to the crime beforo the
fact and 'that she bo held without bail,
and that Mrs. Molloy was accessary
after the fact and be held in $5,000
bonds. The court room was densely
crowded and the decision gave gen
eral satisfaction. Tbe women re
ceived the final result quietly.
A report comes from McCook,
Neb., that the boiler in the bath room
of E. P. Sharp, exploded the other
morning injuring several persons and
wrecking two buildings. Tho explo
sion was with such violence it drove
parts of the boiler up through the
roof and shattered he building. The
largest piece of the boiler in its de
scent crashed throngh the roof of the
Democrat office across the street, leav
ing it a total wreck and striking and
demolishing a hand press valued at
A terrirle tragedy was enacted
the other night at Carroll ton, Miss.,
where thirteen negroes were waiting
for their trial to commence, for the
attempted assassination of James Lid
dell, a prominent citizen, who was
shot and seriously wounded by these
colored men several weeks ago ; fifty
white men rode into the town, went
to the court bouse and shot ten of tbe
colored men dead and mortally
wonnded the other three.
Mr. F. W. Bridwell, the Waco,
Nebraska, school master, and Miss
Mary Wellington, the pretty school
girl, with whom be ran away, passed
Sunday in Denver in the close com-'
panionship of Detective Watrons. It
is nn unfortunate affair for Mr. Bride
well, his wife, and Miss Wellington,
but the legal profession is puzzled to
determine his offense under the law.
His wifo can alone settle the question
by applying for a divorce.
News ISvteaw
Grand Island has 26 saloons.
New York City is 200 years old.
In the state of Michigan music is
taught iu 36 out of 221 public schools.
Nearly all of the New York City
aldermen of 1881 are involved in bri
bery cases.
Grading has been begnn at Weep
ing Water on the Lincoln extension
of the Missouri Pacific.
A medical examining board has
been organized at Norfolk for tbe ex
amination of applicants for pensions.
The Congregational church at Lin
coln is to have a $3,000 pipe organ,
19 feet high, 17 feet wide, with 24
Since 1870 Alaska has paid into the
United States Treasury over $4,500,
000 rental from the seal fur franchise
Land in Connecticut, npon which
pine trees were planted a fow years
ago, is now worth $100 an acre for its
When an aesthetic though fresh
young journalist in Connecticut was
married the other day his paper came
out tinted with rose.
The stockman who was recently
murdered at the St. Paul transfer,
has been identified 'as Buchanan
Moore, of Attica, Ind.
Christopher Columbus is teaching
school at Tabor, Iowa, and William
Shakespear is exponnding Blackstone
some where in Michisraa.
Mas. Anna C Coolidge at Boston I
the other day ca'afe ad to coaaplicity
in the conspiracy to murder Mrs.
Mellen, jr., of Baltimore.
A house on a farm six miles east of
From out horned a few nights ago.
There was but one occupant, a man,
who was burned to death.
Near Prairie due Cbien, Wis., the
othor day tbe hands of two 13-year-old
boys were blown off by the ex
plosion of a dynamite cartridge.
It is reported that young grass
hoppers have appeared in great num
bers in tbe Toledo (Ohio) section, and
farmers are said to fear the worst.
The recent high waters have been
very disastrous to bridges. It is
claimed that-there is now only one
remaining across the Elkhorn river.
A farmer in Passumpsic, Vt.. made
$100 apiece from tbe milk of bis
twenty-two cows la6t year, and tho
same cows gave him $2,400 during
The smallest man in Pennsylvania
is Ellis Reinbart, of Golcsboro. He
is twenty-eight years old, thirty-three
inches high, and weighs sixty-four
Hugh Hallett, of Lincoln, aged 7
years, had his left eye knocked out
the other afternoon by a piece of barb
wire thrown at him in sport by a
New York City has only forty
seven dwelling bouses which its flro
department considers tiro-proof, seven
aro apartment, and twenty oue pri
vato houses.
A small prairie firo did some little
damage near Ogalalla one day last
week. A large force of men and boys
turned out and succeoded in prevent
ing its spread.
J. H. Linn, of Nemaha, the other
day killed a gray eagle which
measured six feet eight inches from
tip to tip of its wings, and weighed
twenty-six pounds.
It is said that Dakota farmers aro
making plants to grow flax for fuel
this summer. It is claimed that a ton
of flax straw is worth more to burn
than- a ton of soft coal.
Wm. Tuttle, confined in the Blair
jail charged with stealing honey,
broke out the other day and gave
the deputy sheriff a five mile chase
before he captured him.
At a railway crossing at Orrville,
Ohio, the other day Mrs. Yachen was
killed and her husband fatally injured.
Tbei.r buggy was smashed to splinters
and the horse destroyed.
Heavy rains and high waters
flooded last week many places in
Virginia, WcBt Virginia, Kentucky,
Tennessee and Alabama, cansing
immense damage to property.
Prohibition pumps are fashionable
in Dcs Moines now. Worked by
bartenders, beer comes out ; but letan
officer of the law take a hand at the
pump, and only water comes forth.
The leading French newspapers
take a gloomy view of the situation
in the caBt. French iron-clads have
been ordered placed in readiness for
immediate dispatch for the Mediter
ranean. Wm. C. Ackerman, of Hardin
county, Iowa, attempted suicide the
other morning at the Grand Union
Hotel, New York. It is thought he
cannot recover, as he took a fatal dose
of poison.
Three tombstones bearing tbe
dates 1686, 1712 and 1746 respectively,
were found beneath an old building
demolished in Boston a few days
ago. The stones were in a perfect
state of preservation.
Laura A. Miller, aged 19, hanged
herself in her parents' houso at East
Buffalo, N. Y., the other night, be
cause she had been forbidden to attend
a roller rink where sho used to clan
destinely meet her lover.
Patents have been issued to cit
izens of Nebraska as follows : Sam
uel and W. E. Swengel, Oakland,
trace carrier; James H. Woodward,
Seward, electric belt; Harvey M.
Wilson, Fullerton, pipe wrench.
The body of Milton Fisher, of
Columbus, Ohio, was incinerated at
Pittsburg the other day by the aid of
natural gas, the remains being reduc
ed to ashes in less than an honr, in
Sampson's Natural Gas Crematory.
A line of soundings recently com
pleted across tho South Pacific from
New Zealand to tho Straits of
Magellan, by Commander Barker, U.
S. N., found 3,000 fathoms near
Chatham Island, tho greatest depth.
A citizen of Kalamazoo, Mich., an
nounces that he has built a gun that
will put a ball throngh fourteeu
thicknesses of boiler plate and four,
feet of oak backing from a distance of
fifteen miles. Isn't this a big story?
W. M. Taylor, a young man, and
his mother Mrs. M. T. Taylor, aged
about 60 years, were arrested tbe
other day at Marionville, Mo., for
tne murder ot M. li. uimmocic, a
yonng man, for his horse and buggy.
Mrs. Timothy Hurley and daugh
ter May, aged fourteen, wero burned
to death the other morning in a fire
that visited Bronson, Mich. Mr.
Hurley and three other children were
badly burned, bnt are expected to
A cyclone swept across a portion
of Bullock county, Alabama, the oth
er day and in its path struck a negro
church in which a funeral was being
conducted. Tho church was blown
down, foar persons killed and ten
badly injured.
Mrs. Ebwa F. Frye, of Cincinnati,
has applied for a divorce. She was
married three years ago, and her hus
band took her to tho theatre that
night, accompanied her home and
kisBed her good-bye. She has not
seen him since.
A new gold country is said to have
been discovered by a shipwrecked
French sailor in Patagonia, between
the Straits of Magellan and tbe river
Gallegos. Tbe man had collected
from the sands a little fortune, when
taken off the coast by a steamer.
' The amount of coal in the Pitts
burg region is estimated by Professor
'Lesley, of the Peosylvania Geological
Survey, at 30,000,000,000 tone. About
11,000,000 are now takcu rrora tbe
bed, of which two-thirds" is bitumi
nous coal and one-third anthracite.
At Oxford, Conn., Jamus Andrews
plunged a heavy uxe into the bead of
Miss Elsie Williams, who rejected his
suit. Ho fled after committing the
horrible deed, but subsequently his
dead body was fouud where he had
committed suicide by taking poison.
Fire has started iu tbe Rockwood,
Tenn., coal mines. The fire is in
three vertical drafts, aud raging furi
ously. Efforts are being made to seal
op all the vents to stifla tbe flames.
It is feared the mines will be destroy
ed. Four hundred hands aro work
ing there.
News from Atlanta, Ga., states that
norlii Georgia and Alabama show
heavy losses from freshets. Tbe rain
fall in Atlanta already has been over
ten inches. The rivers are flooded
and great Iocs of property is reported.
Every railroad leading out of Atlanta
has suspended traffic.
Recknt news was received at Fort
Brown, Arizoua, that tho four Apache
chiefs, Geronimo, Chihuahua, Nana
and Natchep, with twenty-nine bucks
and forty-eight squaws, had uncondi
tionally surrendered o Gen. Crook-
The captives wero j:.;:od in charge of
Lieut. Maus, who i- now conducting
them to Fort Brown.
A dig fire occurred tho other
rooming at Key West,-Fa., burning
over fifty house including churches,
halls and the San Carlos theater,
together with three or four cigar
factories and a bonded warehouse
containing nearly a quarter million
dollars worth of tobacco. It entered
the business part of the city and the
loss will bo very great.
A number of able European
scientists buvr. been engaged iu ob
serving tho ppota on tho sun with a
view to ascertaining whether they
have any perceptible effect npon the
climato of tho earth. After com
paring, notes, they have come to the
conclusion that, as far as thoy have
been able to determine, I hey cannot
say positively whether the activity of
the sun, as Bbown by tho spots, mean 8
a decrease of the 6olar heat received
by tho earth, or the contrary.
SyMplM of the Proceed Imsn of
the Hoard of MsipcrviMorM-
Wednesday, March 31, '86.
Board convened pursuant to ad
journment All present but Hess,
Olson of Walker, and Tschudin.
The terijrimuon of Herman Ludtke
as J. P. for Sherman Twp. was accept
ed, and John Wise Appointed to fill
Henry Sassen was appointed con
stable for Granville Twp. to fill
The petition for division of Lost
Creek township, laid over at last meet
ing, now came up for hearing. Re
monstrance also presented against
granting the petition. On motion,
the whole matter was referred to a
special committee of five.
Tho petition of Klaus Hohlen and
others for a public road, was on re
port of committee, rejected.
Bup'rs. Hess and Tschudin took a
seat with the Board.
The county clerk was instructed to
notify the Board of Commissioners of
Colfax connty that this Board intonds
to lay out tbe remaining gap, in a
public road on the Colfax and Platte
county line, to mako a continuous
public road from the north bank of
the Platte river to tbe north boun
dary line of said counties, and ask
their concurrent action thoreon.
Board adjourned until Thursday
morning April 1st.
Thursday, April 1st, '86.
'Board met at 9 o'clock a. m. All
present bnt Olson of Walker.
On motion of Snpr. Maher, tbe
special committee on Court Hoose re
pairs were instructed to have a stone
walk laid in Conrt House yard.
The special commtttee to whom was
referred the subject of tolls for public
grist mills, reported the following
schedule, to-wit :
For each bushel of wheat, gronnd
and bolted a toll of one-eighth Q4),
for each bushel of rye or buckwheat
ground and bolted, a total of one
seventh (1-7) ; for each bushel of corn
or oats, or mixed grain ground for
feed, a total of one-fifth (1-5).
' (Signed.)
Geo. S. Truman,!
J. F.Schure, Com.
Martin Maher.)
On motion the report was adopted.
Clerk of District Court made appli
cation for telephone for bis office. On
motion to grant, roll called for vote,
Brnen, Burke, Clark, Doody, Hudson,
Hinman, Maher, Newman, Terwilli
ger and Tschudin voting yes 10.
Hess, Kicrnan, Olson of Ores ton,
Schure, Swartsley, Truman and Weid
nor voting no 7. Motion declared
carried, and application granted.
The Clork was instructed to procure
transportation for John 0'Grady,(now
in hospital in' this city,) to friends at
Connor's station on the U. P. Ry.
Clerk also instructed to issue a li
cense to John Blaser to run a Ferry
across the Loup river near Columbus,
upon his paying the sunie of 12.00
and complying with certain forms of
In the matter of the claim of Jacob
Ernst, Guardian of Rosina Kuhn, for
$196.39 for taxes paid ou lots 7 and 8
m block 95 in the city of Columbus, on
the recommendation of the committee
on claims, the same was rejected.
The petition for the division of
Lost Creek township was rejected
with three dissenting votes, viz: Clark,
Terwilligerand Tschudin.
The committee on tolls to be chant
ed for ferriage over the Loup river,
presented the following schedule;
team horses & wagon round trip 50c,
Each additional team, attached to
jame 25c.
Single horse and vehicle - 25c.
Man and horse. 20c.
Loose horses, mules, asses and cat
tle, each 10c.
Loose hogs or sheep, each - 5c.
Footmen -10c.
Parcels of each, per bundle 5 to 10c.
On motion same was approved and
Following bills were allowed oh
surplus collected of General Fund
lew of year 1882:
J.RMoncrief, bal. of salary for
Nov., 1885 $ 24.75
Mrs. Margaret Hamer, care or
hBSUS ! mtliri ii i ri r
Martin Bloedorn, poll tax of '81
and '83 ,.
Peter Maag. poll tax of '83
Geo. W. Galley, house rent "for
Sheriff, 3 month's-
L.Gluck, rent for Co.' Judge's
Office, 3 month's
W. J. Irwin, Corner on public
W. H. Tedrow, Co. Supr., Jan'y
ana February..
John Wiggins, services as Snpr. 18.00
P.F.Deody, " ' " " 11.50
A. W. Clark, J' 14.80
Mrs. Carstenaen, aid donated by
County 26.15
Mrs. Freese, aid for blind hus '
band 7.92
On motion Board adjourned to next
regular meeting, the first Tuesday in
June, 1886.
Mew Eiltloa Settler dalde.
Henry N. Copp, the land-lawyer of
Washington, has' just issued the tenth
editiou of his Settler's Guide. It is
an indispensable book for all who are,
or expect to be, interested in public
land. Settlers will save money by
purchasing it, and al! who expect to
take up land should get posted on the
several lawB under which land can be
entered. A chapter, illustrated with
numerous cuts, shows how to tell
township, section, and quarter-section
corners, and explains the syctem of
surveys. It gives Commissioner
Sparks' orders and several late decis
ions and instructions, and full infor
mation abont the homestead, pre
emption, timber culture, dosert land,
and other laws. Tho prico of the
book is only 25 cents.
It will tell you who ia entitled to
enter laud ; how continuous your res
idence must be; what improvements
you must make; what affidavits you
must swear tO; all abont contests and
on what grounds they can be com
menced ; also about State lands, stone
and timber lands, mineral lands, des
ert entries, saline, railroads, eoal,
townsitc, and other lands ; scrip, war
rant, aud other entries, &c. Its pur
chase will save you money and
trouble, as erroneous statements cir
culated by conversation among set
tlcrt may, if acted upon, cost yon a
content, perhaps your land and im
provements. Mr. Copp wishes to ecuro the ad
dress of every Mexican war voteran
aud widow.
Frem Hew Hampshire.
In 1863 a cancer doveloped on my
lower lip. I wont uuder treatment
at once, and from time to time since
that have had medical aid in New
Orleans, Boston and Now York, with
no benefit at all. It has progressed
right along, &nd now involves my jaw
and cheek. One thousand dollars
would not cover the loss sustained
through the modical and surgical aid
I havo received. I have certainly
tried everything and was benefitted
by nothing until I took S. S. S. It
has done me more good than all else
put together, and I believe I will soon
be sound and well. Swift's Specific
certainly a great boon to humanity.
D. D. Ware,
P. O. Box 1022, Keene, N. H.
For sale by all druggists. Treatise
on blood and skjn diseases mailed
The Swift Specific Co., Drawer 3,
Atlanta, Ga., or 157 w. 23d sL, N. Y.
lllsanmrlc TewiMhip.
William Schrciber is moving onto
his new farm.
George Hodel sold his large team
of horses last week.
This country is still prospering, but
news is very scarce.
Tho seed-sowing boom was crushed
by the late snow storm.
Jacob Schwank has fitted up good
sheds for his hogs and cattle.
Misses Laura and Sybil Butler were
out on a visiting tour la6t week.
There was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Nounburg on the 29 tb, a flue
Tho majority of the farmers of
Bismark township now get the "Big
Four" from the Columbus Milling
Company. They say it is excellent
flour, which is a credit to the Com
pany and city both.
John Scholz who is traveling in the
interest of tbe Germania, a German
paper, of Milwaukee, Wis., was in
Bismark township last week getting
subscriptions from all the German
farmers hero. They all say it is a very
interesting newspaper.
This conundrum has been pro
pounded by one of the geniuses of
Bismark Township: Why are the
snow storms in Nebraska like the
speeches of a temperance lecturer?
Because they are never ceasing. Let
ns hear from somo more comical
person. . Charlxs.
Mwamt PlCaUHaatt ICOaaUU
The Hopkins Brothers have rented
Henry Barnes's farm.
No. 47 school is running well.
taught by I. Batchelor.
John Johnson lost one of those line
bay horses of his this last week.
Bert. Devine has moved to St. Ed
ward, going to run a blacksmith shop.
Miss Jennie Conoell will commence
her school in district No. 59 on the
6th of April.
Mr. A. Northrop has been confined
to the hoose for the last week with
his old complaint.
Mr. A. S. Stevens of Boone county
has moved on tbe farm formerly own
ed by M. J. Thomson.
March 27th, tbe greatest snow storm
for 14 years, but most of the farmers
were dragging and sowing when the
storm commenced.
O. H. Guiles has made a large im
provement on bis farm this spring,
with a new frame house. A. Fiek
had charge of the work.
Mr. Dall loaded a oar this last week
at St Edward for Dawes county. L.
S. Dorman, Harry Smith and Alex.
Brooks also started for the same
place. Several more of onr town
people expect to go soon.
O. o
Office over First National Bank, Colum.
bus, Nebraska. W-tf
13th street, east of Abt's barn,
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Teas, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups,
Dried and Canned Fruits,
and other Staples a
Deltrere Free
part rtfce City.
Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, nearl
A. AN. Depot.
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rtlirr all maimer of 1mm. Tb UUbrtMWoa r
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anrcted. Oaaauaea
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aar otkar kikd. ltim
atnotljr a acdlaiaa to
ba Kivan with food. I
Sold avarywaar. or aant ky mail for M
U oana b aapraaa, prepaid. lor SfcOO
In the matter of the ettUte of Matthew
Lowry, an inttitne person. In the court
ot Platte county, Nebraska.
NOW on the thirtieth day of March,
18S6, came J. J. Graves, guardian or
the aforesaid Matthew Lowry, aud prayx
for leave to render an account as -euch
guardian. It la therefore ordered that
the 16th day or April, 18StS. at 1 o'clock p.
m., at my office, in Columbm, bu fixed as
the time and place for examining and
allowing such account. All pomou in
terested in said cstato are required to
appear at the time and place so designat
ed, and ahow cause, if such exists, why
said account shall not be allowed. It is
further ordered that said guardian give
notise to all persons interested In said
estate by causing a copy of this order to
be published in the Columbus Journal,
a newspaper printed and In general cir
culation in said county, for three weoks
prior to the day set for said hearing.
Chas. A. Spkicb,
skal.1 County Judge.
Mar. 31-3
Land Office, Grand Island, Neb.
Feb.24tb, 1SW.J
NOTICE is hereby given that the fol
lowing named settler has filed notice
of his intention to make final proof In
support of bis claim, and that said proot
will be made before Clerk of District
Court of Platte County, at Columbus,
Nebraska, on Monday, April 12th, 1886,
Hans Olsen, Homestead No. 10887, for
the N. W. , Section 14, Township 20.
north, of llango 4 west. lie names the
following witnesses to prove his con
tinuous residence upon, and cultiva
tion of, said land, viz: Erik Eriksen,
Swen A. Petterson, Martin Bohen, and
Ole A. Tron8on, all of Newman's Grove,
Madison County, Nebr.
8Mar.-w-0 Register.
LEGAL jroncE.
To Mary E. Antrim, non-resident defen
dant: YOU ARE HEREBY notified that on
the 13th day of March, 1886, George
E. Antrim Sled a petition against you In
the District Court of Platte . County.
Nebraska, the object and prayer, of
which is to obtain a divorce from you on
the ground that you have wilfully
abandoned tho plaintiff without good
cause for the term of two years last past.
You are required to answer said petition
on or before Monday, tho 26th day of
April, 1886.
Gkobgk E. Actum.
By Macfakxamd & Cowokky,
17th March-U His Attorneys.
GIwClMa Jewelry
Strict attention given to repairing of
Watches and Jewelry. 13" Will not do
undersold by anybody.
Me fc. ATma, Opptwito Cletkar H
II I.1T Tfor working people. Sen
H 111 I 1 1 cents postage, and we
-u-LI-lJJ- mail yourer, a ioyal.
Send 10
uable sample box of goods that will put
you in the way or miking 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, of all atces. arrandly suc
cessful. SO cents to 5 easily earned
every evening. That all who want work
mar taat the business, we make this un
paralleled offer: To all who are not well
ailsfied we will send SI to pay for the
trouble of writing us. Full particulars,
directions, etc.. sent free. Immense pay
absolutely sure for all who start at once.
UOn'l aeiay. Aaaroii oimsun vu.
Portland, Maine.
er . W. H.LEat,
TrYUaa; '
fTfcaae organs are f rat-class in every
particular, ana so guaranteed.
oastaUaUaiat. Sl-aft.
Wholesale ami Retail Dealers In
Fresh and Salt Meats,
And Fresh Pish.
All Kiids tf Saasage a Specialty. -
ISTCash paid for Hides, Pelts, Tallow.
Highest market price paid for fat cattle.
Olive Street, second door north
First National Bank.
BMte & Sims, Hats & Caps,
fish goods m mm:,
14 -af'
. BlMSta at Ik tmn.
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trmi im aaat ar a box or
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will suae ha lay
like li. Ik enrea
aatrtan akolara and
aUdlaaaata of hen.
Ia wort lta wetfht
la raid, ninatrated
book h-v nail free.
Roller Mills!
SCBltwM BROS., froprieton.
Flour, Feed,
Bran, Shorts
And Meal,
All Kinds ss Grain.
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We guarantee our flour to bo equal to
any flour manufactured in the state.
We call the attention of the public to
the fact that we make a specialty of ex
changing flour, bran and shorts for
wheat, as good flour and as much of it as
any other mill In this part of the state;
also the exchange of corn meal for corn.
We have put in special machinery for
grinding rye flour and buckwheat flour.
IsaT Satisfactioa guaranteed. Please
give us a call. ai-Feb-'O-y
J. E. NORTH & CO.,
lock Spisg Ceil, $7.0 per ton
CvUu (Wys.iig) Call 6.00 "
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llacksaith Coal of best quality al
ways on band at low
est prices.
North Side) Eleventh St.,
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U.S. Patent Oflce attended to for MOD
Our ofice la opposite the O. S. Patent
Oflce, and we can obtain Patents in less
time than those remote from WASHING
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We refer here to tbe Postmaster, the
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cular, sdviee, terms and references to
actual clients in your own State or
county, write to
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