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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5. 1?7.
txUielit tfci PesteSei, Calcmtst.Hifc., i::ti
Words that never die ''Shut that
Wild cats are reported- to be num
erous in the vicinity of Wiener.
It is very proper that the man who
breaks the law should be compelled
to keep the piece.
The New York bank statement of
last week 6hows that they now hold
$7,232,090 in excess of legal require
ments. Ex-Sexator Cosklixg attended
the funeral of Senator Logan. It is
6aid to be the first time he has en
tered the senate chamber since he re
signed. A mad dog appeared the other day
on the streets of Oxford, Neb., and
bit two dogs and snapped at two men.
After an exciting chase of over a mile
the dog waB killed.
The postoffice at Dunbar, Neb., waB
entered the other night by thieves,
but Mrs. Hurd, the poBl mis trees, had
taken the money and stamps home
and the burglar failed to make a
It is said a hungry dog raided the
Hillside poultry yard at Norfolk and
feested on nine guinea pigs, seven
rabbits, some chickens and a game
rooster. The owner of the dojj paid
for the fare.
Someone asks it the early man was
a savage. We can't Bay much for the
early man, but the inau who comes
puffing into the station ten minutes
after the train has left generally has
the appearance of one.
The workshop of the blind institute
was burned the other morning at Ne
braska City. The building is a two
story brick which burned to the
trrnund. The cause of the fire is
unknown. The loss of property is
The family of Joseph Zeidiot, a
carpenter, of Cincinnati, Ohio, con
sisting of himself, wife and six-year
old son, were poisoned the other day
by eating canned green peas. Zeidiot
died, but his wi.e and child may re
cover. St. Louis Republican: (dem.)
Pennsylvania protection and the
democratic party cannot live
in the same country and
the democratic party is not goiug
out ot existence just to accommodate
Two whales appeared ofl Long
Island' south shore the other day.
They presented a nice opportunity to
the sturdy fishermen for a splendid
chase, but no good reports of any
captures, and the whales finally made
Reserved seats $10 and general ad
mission $5 were the prices for the
Patti concert in Galveston last Thurs
day night. The people there certain
ly had a "high old time," and those
who went to the concert had to strike
a higher note than the diva could.
Chicnqo 3 fail.
A man at Santa Rosa purchased a
can of honey not long ago from a
merchant, and on opening it found
such a state ot affairs that he penned
the following: "Sir That cau of
honey I got was not fit for anything.
It had a snake in it aud the snake had
swallowed some mice and the whole
thing was mixed up."
New York World: A Chicago
journal ha6 taken considerable trou
ble to prove that prohibition i6 not a
failure in Kansas. It could have
learned that from the World last sum
mer. The law has more liars, cheats,
Bneaks, spies and guzzlers than exist
in any other state in the union.
The old story of man's inhumanity
to woman was revived in Fremont
the other day in the chbc of Celia
Johnson, the poor and lonely mother
of a fatherless babe. Under prom
lw of marriage she was betrayed by
one JfaV.Q Miller in Ohio, and shipped
west to sutler among etrangers. A
generous family n. Fremont minis
tered to the wants of the unfortunate.
The Burlington road intend soon
to put on a Chicago-Lincoln 6leeper.
The recent snow storms in Ger
many did terrific damage and led to
a great loss of life. In Saxony alone,
which with Silesia, suffered the most,
over twenty cases are reported, in
which meu and women went astray
in the snow and were frozen.
A curious commentary on the gen
eral public opinion of the senate is
found in the many eulogies upon
John A. Logan which fill the press.
In each and all, strong stress is laid
upon the unflinching integrity of the
dead soldier-statesman and on the
strange fact that amid a body of mil
lionaire representatives ot the people
"he died a poor man." When the roll
of the senate ih called the reason for
the comparison will bo at once ap
parent. Few of the members of that
body count their wealth under the
hundred thousand dollar figure.
Many are from four to twenty times
millionaires. It is doubtful if anoth
er instance could be pointed out in
senatorial circle where the pane of
grief of a bereaved wife could be
made keener and more bitter by the
fear of impending want, as was
the case at General Logan's death
bed. In public life for nearly thirty
years, honored with the highest civil
and military commands, a man or
influence in the councils of the na
tion, it will ever stand a monument
to the.tn-mory of John A. Logan that
his unbet.diug honesty and spotless
integrity were conceded by hi6 bit
terest political ft e and used as a text
from which moralists over his bier
preached a eerznau of purity in offi
ces of representative trust. Omaha
A recent visit, for the first time, to
a state which has become famona the
world over among intelligent people,
will lead us, no doubt in tho hereaf
ter, to view that land in a somewhat
different light from heretofore, and
to give it that measure of attention in
the Journal which its great merits
Our trip to and from Denver was
made on the B. & M. road ; leaving
Columbus at 8 :20, we arrived at Den
ver the next morning at 7. Every
thing belonging to the service of the
railroad company is first-class, leav
ing nothing to be .desired. At Ox
ford, there is an eating house, where
the fastidious gormand can satisfy his
appetite at the usual rate of seventy
five cents a meal, or the man of more
moderate means and humble notions,
or be wbo'thinks ho knows that he
ought'nt to or couldn't eat 75 cents
worth of grub, can stand up to a
lunch counter, and satisfy his hunger
at almost any cost he may wish, at
ten cents each, for the different arti
cles that may bsjiised for that pur
pose. Riding at the rate of thirty miles
an hour, (less or more,); across a
country, you can only judge of it by
the objects that strike the eye; aud
thus many a false estimate has been
made and published. A section ot
country is to be judged, as meu are
judged, as trees are judged "by
their fruits, ye shall know them." I
believe that eastern Colorado differs
in no aesential respect from western
Nebraska. There never was auy
question of this region as an agri
cultural laud, except that it might
not have sufficient moisture. I re
member well the remark of two old
settlers to me that the table land
north of Columbus would not pro
duce crops. One farmer on the banks
of the Loup told me it was too high
to irrigate, and that there was no use
thinking ot ruising crops without ir
rigation. Another old settler said
much the same thing. When I told
them that one of my neighbors had
raised, the year before, torty bushels
to the acre, on Bod, they were dumb
founded, and all their theories gone.
This was in 1870. There is now no
question about the magnificent and
beautiful table lauds of Nebraska
produciug abundant crops. The rain
cloud naturally follows the plow; tho
sod that is broken up and kept under
cultivation retains more of the rains
that fall, and the evaporation again
charges the atmosphere, so that the
line ot moisture has been traveling
westward year by year, and crop9 are
being rabed where but a few eai
ago, such a thing was thought im
possible. Thinking men have fore
seen this, and the immense ranges ot
country that were occupied by slock
are being cucroaclied upou year by
year until it is now conceded uni
versally, I believe, that the home
steader, with his camparatively
small holding, will gradually super
sede the cattle-king in the occupancy
ot all or nearly all this entire coun
try. Eastern Colorado was covered with
snow three to five inches deep, Dec.
20. Ono man who was going to
Denver with several grown up sons
and daughters to enter homesteads
for the crowd, said they had been
over their tracts the day before with
teams, aud the ground was all cov
ered with snow. He had been there
before and was satisfied as to the
kind ot soil, and thought where there
was so much suow, it would be a
good "chance" for wheat. Anyhow
he had sold out in Kansas tor a
"good speck," and purposed to take
bis chances on being able to raise
crops. II is proposed location was
75 miles east of Denver, lie claimed
that there was a belt of country just
east of Denver that was compara
tively dry, too dry now for success
ful farming, and bis theory was that
the moisture from the melting of
snow in the mountains was blown
over, dropping just beyond, in the
country in which he was about to
Denver is the largest city of its size
that I know of. Probably no other
of 75,000 people on the face of the
globe can justly boast of so many
points of progress as can this city of
the plains. Scores upou scores ot
residences have given place to busi
ness blocks; and the same is to be re
pealed again and again. The court
bouse of Arapahoe county, is a better
building than many of the state Capi
tols of the Union; it was built with
out the suspicion of a job or a Eteal,
and paid for in cash upon its accept
ance. The United States building,
just begun, is to co6t probably $550,-
000. The main churches are built as
costly as opera houses in other cities,
and all aheir appointments are in un
ison. Large organs, large choirs, no
thing that can add to the force of the
service in omitted. In one Method
iBt church there is a piano, besides
the organ, also a cornet and a violin,
and the solemn hymns sung by the
vast congregation lose none of their
solemnity by beiug thus presented.
I was told that the Methodists are
about to build two churches, one of
them to be a grander structure than
any now in the city, which is saying
considerable. (Their unday school
has 500 pupils in regular attendance.)
For this church one man purposes to
give an organ jo cost $12,000, and to
pay the tuition. ($5 each a wee) of
one nundreci youins wno win regu
larly attend services and take part in
the singing, thus donating, besides
the $12,000 organ, $500 a week. I
was further told that this gentleman
waB the son of a Methodist preacher.
One lady has subscribed $6,000 to
each of the new church buildings,
and a gentleman, it is thought, will
give $30,000, at the least.
The school system is claimed to be
the very best in the United States,
and several reasons are alleged for
this. The pupils are numerous, the
districts are compact, the school
buildings the best of their kind, with
a nign-scnooi Duuumg pnmy com
pleted and occupied, which when all
bnilt and finished is to cost $300,000.
The crowning feature of the system,
however, (as It must be everywhere)
is the fact that they provide the
schools with the teit of teachers.
Besides the general ordeal of a
county examination, applicant! pass
the close scrutiny of two separate
and independent committee of the
City School Board, oee examining
the merits of the applicant as a
scholar, the other, as to the teaching
ability, preparation for teacher's
work, etc. The climate has at
tracted so many smart- people for
their health that there are numerous
applicants for teacher's positions, and
no trouble is found to place a
thoroughly competent instructor in
every echool, and there is no one
thing that will begin to compare
with this in securing good school
These are some of the things that
anybody with half an eye can see in
the public affairs of Denver.
Private matter?, I judge, are much
of a piece with the public. Why
shouldn't they be? The mountains
yonder are filled with gold and
silver, and many hands have dog and
delved to make the wealth of this
place. When a man can grub-stake a
poor miner at a cost of $32 and
realize on the venture a clean $250,
000. is it any wonder that be can
build a fine mansion with all the
modern improvements, a veritable
Thee fine residences represent the
successful miners, the shrewd busi
ness men, and the flourishing pro
"Extremes meet," and within a
circle of five miles radius here, there
is, as in other cities, magnificent
opulence and abject poverty; splen
did idleness and toiling want, but I
imagine that, when the mines are
prosperous, these poor people are
off than the
average poor ot
M. K. T.
Jwutt am HBraIe.
The Humphrey Independent is to be
commended for the stand it takes on the
bridge question to be passed upon by the
voters of Platto on the 18th, and states
briefly the entire argument in the follow
ing paragraph. There is a spirit of
common justice and fairness applicable in
this matter that we believe Platte coun
ty's citizens will act upon In voting for
On the 18th day of January next as will
be seen by a notice in another column,
the county is called upon to vote whether
or not the $10,000 surplus now in the
county treasury be used for the building
of a permanent bridge across, the Loup
river, the $7,000 already voted by the city
of Columbus to be used in its construc
tion. By the provisions of the proposi
tion Columbus and Columbus township
will pay to exceed half of the cost of the
bridge, as the has an equal interest in
the $10,000 with the balance of tho county,
and whatever advances the interests and
prosperity of any locality as an import
ant part of the whole adds to the general
prosperity of the county, and we think
the proposition should carry and the
county bear an equal portion of the ex
pense with the city ? What benefit to the
county that Columbus, simply because
ot her location near a treacherous stream,
be forced to burden herself with debt or
suffer business failures and financial loss
from beine; deprived of trade naturally
tributary to the city. .In fact there is a
grievous error in the law that ruts the
burden of bridgiug such streams as the
Loup and Platte rivers on a single city
or township, especially when uch
bridges are used as a general roadway
between the north and south Platte
counties, and are a state and county
benefit aud necessity.SVote for the prop
osition. Two Klver Beat Baraed.
Cairo, 111., Dec. 28. At 6 this
morning the Mississippi Valley
Transportation steamer II S. Hayes
and four barges and the Anchor Line
steamer City of Natchez burned while
lying at the bank. The fire is sup
posed to have originated in the
steamer Hayes, which soon burned
her to the water's edgo. The fire
then spread to the City of Natchez,
lying just below Hayes, and waB
soon enveloped in flames. The
barges alongside of Hayes loaded
with cotton and sundries also took
fire and was completely destroyed.
The City of Natchez was valued at
$100,000 and the Hayes was valued at
$50,000. The' loss of barges makes
the Iobb amount to $1,000,000. The
insurance is not known at present. .A
strong northwest wind at the time of
the fire prevented the togs from
saving the fleet. The two barges
lying on the outside of those burned
were cut loose and saved by the tugs.
The burning hulls were towed to the
other side of the river.
St. Louis, Dec. 28. The steamer
Natchez, which burned at Cairo this
morning, was valued at $120,000 and
was insnred for $50,000 The R. S.
Haves was valued at $50,000 and in
sured for $20,000. The barges bnrned
were the No. 28, No. 49, No. 94 and
the Iron Dnke and were valued at
$10,000 each and not insured. The
total Iosb is estimated at $400,000.
A Frlfflitfal AceMeat.
Deb Moines, la., Dec. 28. Spec
Telegram to the 2?e.J One of
the large boilers nsed at the Arm
strong coal mine in Angus, Boone
eounty, exploded this afternoon, kill
ing three men, injuring one man fa
tally and another seriously. Sol. Pi
per, the fireman, was scalded and
mangled. John Biy, the pit boss,
bad bis head blown off, and Charles
Carson was blown to pieces, portions
of his body being fonnd ono hundred
yards away. O. B. Armstrong, the
engineer, bad bold of the reverse lev
er when the explosion occurred, and
.was fonnd afterwards a hundred
yards away. He was slightly injur
ed. Ted Richards, another workman,
was very badly injured and will die.
The head of the boiler blew through
a coal car on the track a short dis
tance off and landed nearly a quarter
of a mile away. Just before the ex
plosion forty miners were lowered
into the mine and thus escaped the
fate of their oomrades on the surface.
The loss to the property will amount
to several thousand dollars. The
mine is chiefly owned by' ex-Speaker
Head, of Jefferson.
Cat Mia Owb Tai
Pocahontdb, la., Dee. 28. Special
Telegram to the Bee.0. L. Wil
liams, aged thirty years, committed
suicide at his home in Sherman town
ship, this connty, at 8 o'clock last
sight, by cutting his throat with a
razor. No reason is gives for the.
deed. Williams was not married
and lived with his father and mother.
A FaMl Acdlcat.
Swift, Neb., Dec. -Special
to the 2fe A terrible ac
cident occured eight miles north of
Dunbar, Otoe county, yesterday af
ternoon. George Ames and Fred
Kamra were out taking a sleigh Tide
with a gun along for the purpose of
shooting any game that they might
see along the road. In tnrning a cor
ner at right angles the sleigh upset
and the shotgun accidentally discharg
ed, fatally wounding Ames in the
righ t side of the stomach. He was
shot about 12 :40 p. m. and died after
terrible suffering before 4 o'clock in
the afternoon. Ames was a young
man about twenty-two years of age,
of good character and respected by
his friends and neighbors. His fath
er, mother, brothers and sisters are
prostrated with grief at the fearful ac
cident. This is the first death in a
family of thirteen children.
President Cleveland on account
of bis health and the unpleasantness
of the weather failed to attend the
funeral of Senator Logan. All the
members of the cabinet except La
mar, who is absent from the city, at
tended the funeral.
In this department the people talk, and
not the editor. Each writer must bold
himself ready to defend his principles
and his statements, of facts . "Iu the mul
titude of counsel there is wisdom. Ed.
Editor Journal: The Supervisors
have called an election to be held the
18th of January, 1887, for the voters of
the county to say whether they are will
ing to allow an appropriation of money
to build a bridge across the Loup river,
so that the citizens of the county cin
communicate and attend to their business
at the county seat, and to furnish them
selves with the necessaries of life, by
means of barter and trade, as any healthy
community must do to be prosperous.
It seems strange to me that the county
board are required to ask the people their
consent to use unappropriated money for
the re-establishment of communication,
when the law expressly provides for
such emergencies. But, inasmuch as our
attorneys think it necessary to do so,
would it not be a good plan to first adver
tise for a bridge with plan, specifications
and cost, and insured for a term of years
to stand, and when a bid and plan was
adopted by the board, have that plan and
bid published for the people to sec and
understand, then call an election, and I
think the measure would carry.
As the matter now stands, the county
will spend three or four hundred dollars
of election expenses and the measure be
defeated. 1 think the call should bo with
drawn and some such plan as I have
suggested be adopted; in the meantime
the Supervisors can repair the old bridge
anu use it uutil the other plan U matured
and completed. The people are tired of
voting money to be washed down the
river every year, but are willing to do
what is just aud right, when they once
understand the matter. I think there
are plenty of bridge companies who
would for a reasonable consideration in
sure a bridge across the Loup river.
Supposo it cost the county two hundred
dollars a year to insure a bridge, the
county could well afford to pay that
amount; the better the structure, the
less the cost of insurance. Let us agitate
this matter and make no mistaaes, tor it
is a matter of life or death to the county,
aud in the meantime let the legislator of
the river counties unite, work, agitate,
and adopt some plan to have the state
take care of the Platte river bridges.
Aa latervlew With a
(By a Columbus High School Pupil.)
"How do you do, Mr. Pumpkin ?"
"How do you, but I don't remem
"1 am running for Tomkins, Ward
& Co., of St. Louis, tree firm."
"Yes, I have been expepting you
for a few days, but I don't believe I
want any trees this fall, times are too
hard and three of my best cows and
my hull herd of pigs died and I can't
hardly afford any luxuries." "Too
bad, but can I ask of what diseass?''
"Ob, yes, the cows was iu the corn
field and got musty sialks and the
hogs got cholera." "Well, well, that
was bad. But what do you think
rA Nebraska as a frnit country?
Have a cigar?"
"Yes, thanks, don't care if I do.
Got a match? Thanks Well, Ne
braska will be a great ..(got another
match) fruit country; in five years
from to-day we will ship apples and
grapes and peaches to Chicago, New
York and the sooth. You see we
have a good climate and lots of good
common sense and that's all you need
to raise fruit."
"Do yon ever have large prairie
"Yes, sometimes. My orchard was
destroyed by fire."
"They are bad on trees ain't they ?"
"Yef, but we never have such ex
tensive fires as we nsed to and you
can put a 5 ft. break around your or
chard and keep it clean from weeds
and they never will burn down."
"How is the winter on trees?"
"Pretty severe but the snow
helps to keep them warm
and then a person can generally tell
what kind of a winter it will be, by
watching the ground hog."
"This is my first trip over the road
and they gave me Nebraska and it is
a new territory and so I hope you
will not get angry at me for asking
you so many questions. Don't the
farmers let the bogs run in their or
"Yes, and it is a very poor plan, as
the hogs bark the young trees and do
a great deal of damage."
"Mr. Pumpkin, will yon please
step over to my wagon ?"
"Yes sir. You bet."
"Now here is a picture of some
spring apple trees fonr months old."
"Beauties! How do yon sell them?"
"They are Ben Davis apples and
come at 25 cents a tree."
"When could you send me a few,
say 200 nice young ones, and bow do
you sell peaeb and plums?"
"Well, send me two hundred of
"All right, msy expoct them br the
1st of November. Have a cigar?"
Yes, I don't rre it I do. Pleafe
give me a ma'cb !"
Oh! exsuso me, Mr. Pumpkin, I
did not mean to sneize and blow your
match cut. here is another -one.
Well, I nm ever so much obliged for
your information and patronage and
hoping you will do all you can for
my firm, I will depart."
A'eather very cold.
Hubert Southard has moved ou to the
farm owned by Geo. Bullen.
X. S. Hyatt has recently loit several
head of cattle from citing too much stalks
and other dry feed.
Mr. Crawford, who has been sponding
a few days with friends in this vicinity,
loaves this week for his home in Iowa .
Mr. A. Dack was quite seriously in.
jured by falling from a wagon a few days
Mrs. Southard will start for Iowa this
week to visit her mother who is ill and it
is feared will not recover.
The ladles of the Congregational church
gave a corn festival on Tuesday eve last
and it was pronounced a success by all
lovers of Johnny cake.
The exhibition spoken of in our last
communication fully met the expecta
tions of all; below we give the program
of the exercises. Greeting song, school;
recitation, Welcome," Miss Flora Kerr;
recitation, Kffie Erickson; declamation,
"How to Judge a Man," Robt. RUher;
instrumental music. Miss Ellen Oibjrn;
dialogue, "Discontented Annie;" recita
tion, ''The Puppj's Mishaps," L. Barker;
recitation. ''Maria' Baking," Harry
Thurston; recitation. Miss Miunio Beck
Iem; declamation, "Snowball," Charlie
Kerr; ion?, "The Basket Maker's Child,"
srhol'ir; recitation, Le.ih Guile-; son?,
''JHy Jonathan," by young men; dia
logue. "Circumstances Alter Cases;"
declamation, Miss Jennie Guile; decla
mation, John Arnold; recitation, Olive
Baker: recitation, "Home, Sweet Home,"
Miss Eilen Osborn; song, "Mistletoe
Bough," Miss Eva Baker and others; rec
itation, "Somethiug aud Nothing," Miss
Jennie Ilisber; recitation, "The Bache
lor's Carol," Eddie Dtck; dialozuo.
"Aunt Bettey's Ztusc;' sonx, "Out in the
Moonlight;" recitation, Miss Ida Domoss;
recitation, Miss Gertie Kellars; recita
tion, Master Harry Arnold; son?, "Old
Uncle Joe;" recitation, Miss Edna
Waitc; instrumental music, Miss Ellen
Osborn; tableau, "Six Months, and Six
Years After Marriage;" rocttition, "All
Well," MUn Lucv Fellarn; closing re
marks, I la Demos; doling song by
scholar. T D. X.
Ii in u Fact
veil (M'-.hliriued th: consumption it
:ti.tnl:.l it. i!t- tir-i tfi.jow. ru be
ivtr-e 1 T..t- s. Iit-ever, no true
and riti.'!l way to cure ihia disease,
which h really licro'ulmis ulceration
o-the lungs, except through purify
ing tho bl-od. Keep the liver in
perfect order and pure blood will be
the result. Dr. Pierce's "Golden
Medical Discovery," a purely vegeta
ble compound does all this aud more
while it purifies tho blood it also
builds up the system, strengthening
it against future attacks ot disease.
Ask for Dr. Pierce's "Golden Medi
cal Discovery." Take no other. Of
The fact that a man has not cut hie
hair for ten or twelve years need oot
necessarily imply that he is eccentric.
He may be bald.
' Some years ago my mother's health
began to decline ; nervous prostration
ensued. She had no relish for food
and could not sleep, and without
strength of course she could not walk
without experiencing a great fa-
I tiguo. we used the ordinary reme
dies, but without any permanent re
sults. Stimulants would refresh for
the time being, but did not build up
the system. We beard of Swift's
Specific and its tonic effects. We
6e".red several packages of the dry
form the powdered roots and herbs
and after using some half dozen
packages my mother. has regained
her health and strength. She is more
like her former self than she has been
for years. She owes her present vig
orous health to Swift's Specific. It
is the best tonic I ever heard of.
Orlando J. Haokett.
Auburn, Maine, Nov. 15, 1886.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Dis
eases mailed free.
The Swift Specific Co., Drawer 3,
The bill of costs of district clerks
for the October term of court at
Lincoln is 1681.30
have much difficulty in swallowing
the huge,old-fashioned pill,but anyone
can take Dr. Pierce's "Pleasant Pur
gative Pelretsv7 which are composed
of highly concentrated vegetable ex
tracts. For disease of the liver aad
stomach, sick and bilious headache,
etc., thev have no equal. Their oper
ation is aHended with no discomfort
whatever. They are sugar-coated and
pat np in glass vials.
Pernicious egotism is another
man's desire to tell you abont him
self when you wish the floor to tell
him about yourself.
THE WEEKLY REPUBLICAN
Oaly !. Per Year.
We desire to make a strong and es
pecial appeal to the friends of our paper,
aud good Republicans throughout the
state, for their aid In extending the cir
culation of The Weekly Republican. New
matter and new features will be added,
including a condensed resume of the
previous week's curreBt news, an epi
tome of the State and western intelli
gence, choice miscellany. National and
State politic, current items of interest
from the State and National Legisla
tures, and original papers from writers
of note and ability.
We shall also add a distinctive Agri
cultural Department, including late and
reliable markets, with other interesting
news and statistics, making It a valuable
and welcome visitor to the farmer's home
each week, and a journal that will be
intrinsically worth many times its cost
to eyery farmer ia the state.
eeablaJd Ptk(! pub
liean-no Muirwumo-no "bolting"-
ae setting itself up in opposition to the
decisions or polity of the duly constitut
ed eenventtoas of the party, thoroughly
believing ia'those Republican principles
that have saved the country from de a
ttuction, aad have, more than any other
caue, made in the most prosperous one
on the globe today. We believe the best
and only way to sustain and perpetuate
the party is by pursuing and standing
by its organization.
In order to increase our weekly sub
scription list we desire to appoint a
good canvassing agent ia every city,
village and township in the state. We
will guarantee to give them a paper
which will commend itself to every
person whose subscription they solicit.
Liberal cash commissions will be paid.
Write at once for territory, giving recom
mendations. Active young men can
make good wages during the winter
months by wording for the Weekly Re
publican. We -hope the republicans of each
county will aid us in securing the ser
vices of good canvassers, a service which
will be appreciated; and in helping us
to strengthen the paper and extend its
circulation will also help spread good,
sound republican doctrine all over the
how to get tour wbjocly frrb.
If each subscriber of the Weekly Re
publican will send us five new names,
accompanied by 3, he will receive 'his
paper free for 1887. Talk with your
neighbors, and let us have your personal
assistance in extending 'the circulation
ot the Weekly Republican. Address.
34-4t Tub Omaha Republican Co.
OTICE IS HEREBY; given to the
legal voters of Platte County, in
the State of Nebraska, that a special
election will be held in the several towns
of said county, and wards of the City of
Columbus therein, on the 18th day of
January, A. D. 1887, for the purpose of
voting on the following proposition to
wit: Shall the Board of Supervisors of
Platte County, in the State of Nebraska,
appropriate and expend a sum not ex
ceeding IIO.OCO.OO of the unappropriated
moneys now in the Treasury of said
county to aid in the construction of a
wagon bridge, (and necessary ap
proaches) across the Loup river in Co-
luuiuus iuninui(i IU 0l tUUUIJ, OUU
between a point. 40 rods east of the 6ite
of the old wagon bridge across said river,
and the bridge of the Union Pacific Rail
way Company across said river, said
sum to bo appropriated and expended
only on condition that the proper
authorities of the City of Columbus In
said county, shall place in the hands of
the County Treasurer of said county,
subject to the order of the Board of
Supervisors, aforesaid, for the purpose
of aiding in the construction of said
bridge and approaches, the negotiable
coupon bonds of said city to the amount
of $7,000.00, executed in due form by the
proper officers of said city, and registered
as required by law.
The frm in which this proposition
shall bo. submitted, shall bo by ballot,
whereupon shall be written or printed
the words For appropriation for Loup
river bridge Yes" or 4For appropriation
for Loup river bridge No," and should
euough ballets, as required by law, be
cast at saia election, Having tnereon tne
words "For appropriation fur Loup
river bridge Yes," then said proposition
shall ho declared adopted, otherwise it
shall be declared !ost. Said election
hall be held at the Usual voting placet
in the 0uver.il towns ot said county, and
wards of the City ot" Columbus therein.
Provided th.it said election for Colum
bia Township in said county shall be
held at the office of Charles C. Miller ou
bin farm in said Town.
By rrder of the Board of Supervisors
of Platto County, Nebraska, this 1-itb
day of December, "A. I. 183U.
Atlent: .1. E. X'ORTH,
John Stauffkr, chairman.
County Clerk. Dec-'.K-'ett-5t
Proposals for Hose and Vozzlee for
the City of Columbus.
NOTICE is hereby given that proposals
(bids) will be received at the office
of the city elerk of the city of Columbus,
Nebarska, in the citv of Columbus, Ne
braska, at corner of Olive and 11th streets,
on the 18th day of January, 1887, between
the hours of ten o'clock a. m. and four
o'clock p. m. for the supplying the citv of
Columbus, Nebraska, with BOO feet of 2
inch bore four and five ply. Also for
four (4) nozzles, two of 1 inch, two of 1
Inch with necessary couplings. The City
retains the right to reject any and all
By order of the City Council.
Carl Kramrr, Mayor.
December 28th. I88u. 12-29-S
Our quotations of the markets are ob.
tainedTuesdayafternoon,and are correct
and reliable at the time.
Corn in ear
USvS I4C W k a
2 40(33 00
S 303 40
2 O0Q2 5O
3 003 50
I Oats (white)
Rock Springs nut
Rock Springs lump
ESTABLISHED IN 1160.
Dally, except Sundays. Price, ftf.00 per
year in advance, postage free.
IIKIY IATIHAL llftiLICAI.
Devoted to general news and original
matter obtained from the Department of
Agriculture and other Departments of
the Government, relating to the farming
and planting interests.
An Advocate of Republican principles,
reviewing fearlesalv and fairlv the acts
of Congress and the National Adminis
tration. Price, $1.00 per year in advance,
os t age free.
E. W. FOX,
President and Manager.
The National Republican and the
Columbus Journal, 1 year, 12.50. 32.x
HEBEAFTER we will furnish to
both our old and nete subscribers,
the Omaha Weekly Republican and Joub
kal at the very low rate of 99.7C per
year, thus placing within the reach of all
the best state and county-weeklies pub
lished, giving the reader the condensed,
general and foreign telegraphic and state
news or me week.
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for a year and
at tha Kewaaafwr Aarar-
DEALER IX ALL KINDS OK
:STAPLE AND FAMILY:
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND
WELL SELECTED STOCK.
Teas, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups,
unea and canned Fruits,
and other Staples a
G4 Delivered Free
arc aihe City.
Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, near
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Bataalllaaaaaa7aaiphlet frea. D
pills war a wonderful dlaeorarT. No others
ill manner of dleeaie. Tha Information around each box la worth ten time the Mat or a box or
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U't. 9o'.l everywhere. oraentbyiaaiHbr20e.tn8tapa. Dr. I.B.JO
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is worth a coundoi
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do ;ien wiin iooa
This institution prepares youns; people
thoroughly Tor TcicUinj:, lor uusiness
Life, for Admission to College, for Law
or Medical School, for PuMic Speaking,
in Instrumental and Vocal Music, in
Drawing and Painting, and in Elocution,
Short-hand and Tvpe-writinsr.
In the Normal Department, thorough
instruction is given in all brunches re
quired for any certificate from Third
Grade to State Professional.
The Business Course include Pen
manship, Commercial Correspondence,
Commercial LawandJ'ook-kceping, with
the best methods of keeping Farm, Fac
tory, Banking and Mercantile accounts.
(Five premiums were awarded to this
department at the recent State Fair.)
Expenses are verv low. Tuition.
Room Rent and Table Board are placed
at cost, as nearly as possible.
First Winter Term begins Nov. !, '$;
Second Winter Term, Feb. 1, '$1.
For particulars address President of
Nov. C-tf Fremont Neb.
FOR 25 CENTS.
The Chicago Mail
Will be sent to any address in the United
States 1 month for 'i"c.
KYear . . .
t News (Utrl
Remit in postage stamps, postal uotert.
postal orders, or registered letters.
THE CHICAGO MAIL,
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All kinds of Repairing done oh
Short Notice. Buggies, Wag
ons, etc., made to order,
and all work Guar
Alao tell the world-famoui Walter A.
Wood Xoweri, Reapen, Combin
ed Machine", Harvester!,
and 8elf-bindrs the
"Shop opposite the "Tattersall," on
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O IF YMM FRIENDS IN TNE EAST
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ed. aad ha wiU mail them
M. K. R. Pamphlet de
scriptive of tha ....
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toarelher with a Iars map of Nebraska.
P. 8. EUSTIS,
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V. holesale and Retail Dealers ia
Fresh and Salt Meats
GAME. POULTRY, '
All KiiffjSaiiogc a'Saerialty.
13"Ca h paid for Hides, Pelts, Tallow.
Higheht market price paid for fat cattle.
Olive Street, aecond door north of
Firat National Bank.
Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps,
Fo;rac good: aud notiohs.
LOW PRICKS FOR CASH.
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ralfia. ItTiniiiaatlaai Slaadln at thi LmiM.
Zatarrb. CboIaraMorbua. Draaatrr. Cbraola
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like them ia tha warld. will poattlTelT eura or
Oaa Dill a dose.
aa K.a. St.. Boacoa.
otaia on carta
will max bane lay
Ilka It. It eurea
ehlohen eholera aad
alldleeeeee of hena.
& worth Ita weight
in cold. Illuatrated
k by aall tree.
by nail, si.aav
WSUll BROS.. Proprietor..
AND DEALERS IN
All Kinds Grain.
OUR FLOUR BRANDS:
"WAY UP," Patent,
"IMPERIAL," "BIG 4,"
We guarantee our flour to be equal to
any flour manufactured in the state.
We call the attention of the public to
the fart th.U we make a specialty or ex
changing flour, bran and shorts for
wheat. as tiood Hour and as much of it at
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.
J3T Satisfaction guaranteed. Pleaae
give us a call. 24-Fcb-'t;-y
C. E. MORSE, Proprietor.
Keeps on hand bestquality of fresh and
salt meat-.. Poultry, Vegetables, Ac.
CASH PAID FOR HIDES.
OHve St., one door north of post-office.
Both papers, one vear STRICTLY
IN ADVANCE, $2.75.
Call at thin office and sec a specimen
of the Weekly State Journal, printed at
Lincoln, but containing news from every
part of the state. This is a good op
portunity to necureone of the very bet,
general weekly newspapers in the west.
All names sent by u to the Stale
Journal prior to Jan. 1st '7, will be
supplied from date of receipt to the end
of 1&6, free. 24Nov
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware !
Job-Work, Booflnr aid Garter
ing a Specialty.
iarShop on Olive Street, 2 doot
north of tfrodfcuhrer's Jewslry Stow.