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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13. 1687.
St. Joseph, Mo., Las been made a
National bank reserve city.
About 8.000 men
are ont of work in
Chicago included in
which is the car-
The President has appointed Thos. D.
Martin of Kentucky, Indian inspector,
vice G. Persons, resigned.
Chicago, the West's greatest city, may
well congratulate herself on being rid of
Carter Harrison as mayor.
A report from Huron, D. T., says Ed
irnnl Mnlnnv and Annie Marine were
burned to death by prairie fires.
President Cleveland has appointed
A. B. Charde of Nebraska to be receiver
of public moneys at Niobrara.
G. B. Blakely has been appointed
receiver and Hon. John M. Adams regis
ter of the land office at Sidney, Neb.
Oliver Shannok has been appointed
receiver and William Neville register of
the land office at North Platte, Neb.
Koscoe Conkling is to deliver an
eulogy on Gen. Grant at Pittsburg on
the 27th, before the republican club.
The very latest report from the salt
springs at Lincoln indicates that some
body will finally strike salt there yet.
Chicago is an American colony. It is
town by nearly 30,000 majority.
Last week's bank statement in New
York shows that the banks now hold
4,380,000 in excess of legal require
ments. Recorder Trotter, at Washington
City, still lies in a precarious condition,
and fears are entertained that he cannot
The Northern Pacific express office
and Maguire opera house, at Missoula,
Mont., on Main street were burned the
James G. Blaine was reported to le
quite ill on Saturday at Fort Gibson,
Indian Territory. The very last report
left him slightly better.
Rev. Sam Small is reported sick at
his home in Atlanta, said to be caused
by overwork. Rev. Sam Jones is report
ed still able to occupy the platform.
Canadian cruisers will quit chasing
our fishing vessels one of these days.
Brother Jonathan has considerable pa
tience, but it will soon cease to be a
About 200 stone cutters in Indianapo
lis, Ind., the other morning threw down
their tools and refused to work until an
increase from 3."i to 45 cents an hour is
L. Lemrcrg's experiment of running a
locomotive with gas, manufactured upon
the tender, was tried the other day at
Meadville, Pa., and pronounced a de
The inter-state commerce commission
has appointed E. L. Pugh of Alabama to
a clerkship under that commission.
Pugh is a son of Senator Pugh. This is
their first appointment,
"Until further orders," Platte county
will have one representative of her own
(instead of two), and one float represent
ative with Nance county. Senatorially
we are still districted with Colfax.
A deed of section five in Township
eleven, range nine for a soldier's home.
It is said to le a fine block of land and
accessible to the city. There will le a
street railway run into the grounds.
A bill has recently passed the Penn
sylvania legislature providing that
punishment for murder in the first
degree may lie death by the use of
electricity, but did not become a law.
The fine Roman amphitheater at Pala,
Austria, on the Adriatic, suddenly col
lapsed Saturday week, and fell into an
immense chasm which opened on the
site. From the chasm vapors are emit
ted. April 22d is Arbor Day this year, and
the probability is that more trees than
ever before will be. planted in Nebraska.
Fruit trees for health, shade trees for
beauty, forest trees for use, and all for
Dr. Montgomery, health inspector at
Chicago, reported one morning last
week one case of small pox at 46 North
Carpenter street. The patient is an
Italian immigrant recently from New
News from London reports that the
Cunard line steamer Pavonia, which
sailed from Queenstown the other day,
sunk a fishing smack off Cape Clare.
Two occupants of the smack were
Senator Sherman is a lucky man
financially. On the 7th, his agent sold
for $30,000, property that cost him a
month previous 810,000, Another piece,
bought at the same time for 930,000, he
has declined to sell for $125,000.
Brother Macmdrphy of theWahoo
Wap is indignant over the action of
the legislature on appointment as af
fecting Saunders county, and "wants to
send the meanest mouthed man we have
to the next legislature; a man who can
oat curse the whole Douglas delegation."
What They Did.
The legislature appropriated $45,000
for the incidental expenses of the session.
Appropriated $50,000 for the payment
of officers, members and employes of the
Authorized a transfer of $135,000 from
the University fund to the general
Fixed the maximum indebtedness or
liability to which a corporation shall
at any time be subject, not to exceed
two-thirds the capital stock; the limita
tion not to apply to insurance companies,
loan or trust companies.
For the relief of Ezra L. Smith, ap
propriating $7,172.83 to him, he being
sole heir to his uncle, whose property
had escheated to the state.
Extended the contract for the leasing
of the penitentiary, penitentiary giounds
and convict labor to C. W. Masher, as
signee of W. B. Stout
Fixed the maximum passenger rates
of railroads at 3 cents a mile, allowing
200 pounds of free baggrge to each pas
senger. Appropriated $4,520 to pay P. O.
Hawes for services as state agent at
Washington in collecting 318,681 for the
state from the general government
Enacted an anti-libel law fixing a fine
of $500 and imprisonment in the peni
tentiary not less than one year nor more
than three years. The latter being a pro
viso as to publication in a newspaper.
Amended section 214 of the criminal
code authorizing a fine of $100 to $300,
or imprisonment in the penitentiary not
more than a year, of 'every person who
shal play at any game whatsoever for
any sum of money or other property of
value," etc., also providing that "the
wife or guardian of such, his heirs, legal
representatives or creditors, shall have
the right to recover the money etc in a
civil action, and may sue each or all
persons participating in the game, and
may join the keeier of the gaming house
or other place in the same action etc."
The Nebraska Elections or Last Week.
The license people carried David City
by majorities of 10 to 30, showing, over
last year, a growing sentiment against
Three tickets in the field at Schuyler,
Citizens, United Labor and Prohibition,
resulted in a victory for the first.
Ulysses voted a return to license.
Osceola elected a temperance ticket.
Fremont republicans elected the entire
city ticket excepting one councilman,
while the ladies elected Mrs. Elizabeth
Reynolds as a member of the school
Pawnee City had a warm election, and
the prohibitionists won.
A strong fight at Valparaiso resulted
in a no-license victory by 20 majority.
The entire high-license ticket was
elected at Kearney.
At Milford, high-license, as against
prohibition last year.
At Tobias, high license three to one,
At Sutton, the prohibitionists elected
6 out of 8 councilmen, and 8 members
of the school board, while the high
license advocates secured the mayor,
treasurer and clerk by a small majority.
Crete, a square issue between license
and anti-license, the former prevailing
by 135 majority.
At Nebraska City, the results were
alxiut equally divided between demo
crats and republicans, the prohibition
ists showing a slight gain over last year.
Central City continues her policy of
no license, that party electing two
councilmen and all the city officers.
At Benkleman low license triumphed.
High license carried Superior.
At Strange two tickets were in the
field, the ieople's and an anti-license,
the former electing four and the latter
one of the trustees.
At Auburn, the result is claimed for
ax ii.xei.er, me no-ucense iicKet was
elected by nine majority.
Looking over the field after the bat
tle of the ballots it is evident that the
people of the towns of the state lelieve
in high license as the best weapon of
warfare against what all concede to be
the evils of the traffic in liquor. It is
almost generally conceded that the last
opportunity for submission with a pros
pect of defeating prohibition in Ne
braska, has past It is also evident
that as the late election was not between
low license and ingli license and pro
hibition, the presumption is that in the
spring of Vstsa it will be between the
combination of high license and a
saloon-occupation tax, on the one hand,
and prohibition on the other.
Alien Landlordism in America.
The United States consul at Dundee,
Scotland, forwards to the department of
state an interesting and deeply signifi
cant statement showing the extent to
which foreign capitalists are investing
in United States lands, especially in the
western and southern sections of the
Union. He says that peven of the
largest Dundee and Edinburg invest
ment and mortgage companies have a
capital of over $20,000,000 and a net
revenue of nearly $2,000,000.
In addition, our Dundee consul shows
that there are eighty-one English and
Scotch land, mining, and cattle com
panies engaged in business in the United
States, having about $125,000,000 ac
tually invested, and paying various rates
of interest These companies own near
ly twelve million acres of laud and lease
about a million und a half acres.
It is becoming daily more patent, and
the fact is recognized abroad, that there
is a growing feeling in this country
against alien landownership. When it
is presented to the committee on lands
in our House of Representatives that
more than thirty million acres of our
lands 'are owned by foreigners and by
corporations composed wholly of for
eigners"; that one London company
own 3,000,000 acres in Texas, a Holland
company owns 5,500,000 acres in New
Mexico; that the Marquis of Tweedale
owns more than the state of Rhode Is
land and that William Scully owns 75,
000 acres in this state, it is impossible to
believe that our people will look with
patience on a system which has im
poverished Ireland and now threatens to
revolutionize America, Chicago News.
John Workman, a wealthy farmer and
land owner, living three miles 6outh of
Carran, HI., wan about to use a large
sum of money in a cattle deal which it
is supposed got to the knowledge of two
robbers who sought his company and
who suddenly and unexpectedly seized
Workman, threw him to the ground, and
took from bis pocket $6,000 in paper
money. The robbers have not been
What They Say.
The Columbus Journal has donned a
new dress, and presents an exceedingly
neat and attractive appearance. Albion
The Columbus Journal is out in a
bran new suit of clothes, which gives it
a vastly improved appearance. Fuller
The staid old Columbus Journal is
putting on airs in a brand-new suit of
clothes, of the latest pattern. The
Journal looks handsome. Fremont
The Columbus Journal is a beauty
in its new dress. It is very modest
though, and does not seem to put on
any more airs in its new clothes than it
did in its old suit Schuyler Sun.
The Columbus Journal comes out in
a new suit of clothes from head to foot.
The Journal always was an excellent
paper, and with its new dress it is
specially attractive and readable. Mad'
April 7th, Gov. Thayer made the fol
lowing appointment of judges in con
formity with a bill which passed the
Third District Lewis A. Oroff, of Douglas
county, and Melville B. Hopewell, of Burt
Fourth District William Marshall, of Dodge
Seventh District Isaac Powers, jr., of Madi
Ninth District T. O. O. Harrison, of Hall
Twelfth District Moses P. Kinkaid, of Holt
The appointment of a judge for the First dis
trict, and for the Eleventh district, which latter
is comported of the western portion of Judge
(iaslin's former district, are deferred for the
Hon. Wm. Marshall, who was our late
district attorney, is one of the most
honest, most careful, most conscientious
and able attorneys in the state, and will
make an excellent judge.
"Buck" Taylor, the "king of cow
toys" is reported to have met with sad
luck in capturing the vicious buffalo
named Sullivan at the Zoological Gar
den at Philadelphia. In the first bout
with the buffalo bull he gored "Buck's"
$500 horse deeply in the left flank.
He was compelled on the second bout
to tackle the bull on foot and before
himself or experts present knew it, had
lassoed and threw him with his whole
weight, 1,180 pounds, on his neck, which
was plainly broken. He was dead,
nothing could save him. "Buck's" show
that day was rather an expensive one,
the bull cost $300, and the horse being
valued at $500.
Mary Hogner, at St Paul, Minn., the
other afternoon while walking the street
met John Murphey, and drawing a
pistol from beneath the folds of her
dress, took deliberate aim at the man's
head and fired. Murphey fell to the
sidewalk. The lady explained that she
lived in Minneapolis and her husband
was a barber there and this man Mur
phey she had shot used to work for him,
and had attempted there to defame and
ruin her character, and "I have shot
him." She quietly gave herself up to
the officers. The physicians pronounce
Murphey 'b case hopeless.
The politicians of the country are
showing great anxiety as to nominations
for president On the democratic side
the contest now is between Cleveland
and Hill, and late developments seem to
favor the present incumbent With re
publicans, Blaine, Sherman and Allison
.are the prominent names a very strong
element of the party leaning to the Iowa
man, notwithstanding their admiration
for the other two.
An immense prairie fire is reported to
have burned over the south half of Lake
county, Dak., Friday night Twenty
five farmers lost their houses, barns,
stock and grain. France Keller was
burned to death between his burning
house and barn. The fire department at
Madison, Dak., was called out to pro
tect the town from fire coming from
the west, traveling before a wind blow
ing forty miles an hour.
Sixty undisguised men entered the
jail at Yorkville, S. C, the other morn
ing, seized S. Good, B. Howdel, P.
Thompson and M. Lipscomb, heretofore
charged with the murder of John L.
Good, a white lad, last December, and
taking them a mile north of the village
hanged them to trees. These negroes,
it is alleged, organized a company in the
fall of 1886 to steal cotton and murder
if necessary to cover their Crimea
The following is a frank tribute of a
political opponent, the Schuyler Herald,
to the senator from this district:
"Senator Higgins of this county cornea home
with the conviction that while at Lincoln he did
what he could for the best interests of the pub
licto be sure he made some mistakes, but taken
as a whole his record is good."
No mayor and city council in Ne
braska under the new anti-gambling
law will have the temerity to say that
it does not represent the public opinion
of this state, As the Omaha Bee very
well remarks, "No gambler will dare go
before the police court to plead guilty
of a crime that would send him to the
Miss Ida Sipple, a teacher in the Blue-
ville, O., school, was about to correct a
daughter of James McManigan, when a
fifteen years old brother stabbed the
teacher in the breast with a knife
cutting through all her clothing, and
making a very ugly wound about three
inches long just over the heart
The Chicago boodlers are ahead of
everything on record; as that great city
excels in everything they undertake, so
their thieves do likewise; it appears to
be an actual fact, proved beyond contro
versy, that the boodlers stole one thous
and feet out of the bottom of a well.
Any German who comes to this coun
try leaving property behind him must
return if notified by the military author
ities, or his property will be confiscated.
Notices to return and serve in the army
are now being received in the United
States by the hundreds. Genoa Leader.
Cantoooook, N. H., was visited the
other day by distinct earthquake tre
mors, which terrified the inhabitants.
The vibrations came from f he east and
loud detonations were heard, like claps
of thunder. Houses were jarred and
dishes rattjed off the shelves in closets.
A fire the other evening at the South
Omaha union stock yards destroyed 400
tons of hay, 4,000 bushels of corn and
car scales. Loss $ 15,000.
Two shocks of earthquake occurred at
Burlington, Yt, on the afternoon of the
10th. Doors and windows rattled and
those living in the third story of blocks
say that the buildings seemed to sway
to and fro. People ran into the street
in a panic.
Omaha is beginning to think
ought to have some flouring mills.
The deed for a section of land for the
Soldiers' Home has been furnished the
state by Grand Island.
The B. & M. have 200 teams in
Wheeler county grading on their line
north from Central City.
Mr. Jerome, of Champaign, HI., has
been interviewing Fremont business
men on a twine factory project.
An incendiary fire at Wahoo, de
stroyed the grain elevator of H. H. Dor
sey and three flat cars. Estimated loss,
Stockholders in the Norfolk street
railway company held a meeting Mon
day last for the purpose of permanent
At Tobias, on the 5th, W. H. Walker,
a traveling photographer, during a fit of
temporary insanity, shot at and barely
missed his partner, a Mr. Mann.
Mr. A. H. Miller and Warren Belk
nap, of Creston, left for Jnlesbnrg, Col
orado, Tuesday last, where they have
obtained some of Uncle Sam's broad
acres. Humphrey Independent.
On last Thursday James Bell ordered
60 cars, which he expected to load at
his elevators in this city, Shelby and
Stromsburg by Monday evening last.
Prices count. David City Tribune.
Hastings is to have a railroad ex
tending around the town a distance of
five miles. The elevator and the street
car lines are the great modern appliances
for increasing the capabilities of cities.
Last year the Union Pacific cleared
nearly $4,000,000, paid $6,000,000 on its
debts, and built 175 miles of track. If
they would reduce their freight and
passenger rates one-third they could
earn a half more.
H. H. Dorsey's large grain elevator at
Wahoo, was burned the other morning.
The elevator was full of grain, and it is
believed that Mr. Dorsey's loss will
reach $10,000. The tire is thought to
lie the work of an incendiary.
S. B. Wright and family, of Tippe
canoe, Harrison county, Ohio, started
the other day for Broken Bow, Custer
county, Neb., where they will reside in
the future. They bring with them the
best wishes of their many Ohio friends.
If indications mean anything, it is the
big B. & M. railroad that will surprise
people north of the Platte before the
end of 1887. In pluck and push and the
ability "to get there" when it starts, the
B. & M. stands first among western cor
porations. State Journal.
C. F. Kuehn, who came to Lincoln
from Colorado, bringing with him a
covered wagon and a span of mules, was
found dead the other afternoon in his
wagon, back of a livery barn. His home
and place of destination are unknown.
Monday of last week, a Swede named
John Canootsen was found hanging by
a strap from the limb of a tree on the
farm of Otto Strom near Wahoo. In
his pockets were found $22, a watch
and some medicine. Poor health was
probably the cause of the deed.
Nebraska hay sells for $22.50 a t.n at
Deadwood, but the paragrapher who
states this fact doesn't tell how much of
the $22.50 the railroads get for hauling.
In other words, suppose hay sold for
$100 a ton, what would it profit the
Nebraska farmer if the railroads charged
"all the traffic would bear?"
We heard the report that the B. k M.
were about to close a deal for the pur
chase of this branch of the O. Nv B.
H., and would make it a continuation of
their line from Lincoln to Columbus.
How much truth there may be in it, we
know not. One dare not believe all the
railroad stories we hear nowadays.
About two o'clock last Tuesday after
noon Charley Olmstrad's house wsts dis
covered to be on fire. The mother with
a babe not two days old was on the bed.
She seized the little one and one a few
years older and fled to the stable for
safety. The house burned to the
ground but most or the goods were
saved. Osceola Record.
We witnessed last Friday night the
third appearance of "The Union Spy" in
Cedar Rapids. The play itself is not the
best we have ever seen, but to the credit
of Mr. St. Cyr and our home talent it
was so admirably presented as to make
it one of the successes which nearly al
ways follows Cedar Rapids people in
whatever they undertake. Republican.
Neil and Hector Bollong have com
menced suit in the United States court
to recover of the Schuyler National
Bank a little over four thousand dollars,
being double the amount alleged to have
been paid by the plaintiff to the defen
dant in the way of unlawful interest.
The result of this suit will be watched
I by many parties here with great interest.
One morning last week the Missouri
Pacific round house north of Omaha
burned. Those present were the ten
ders in charge, who could give no in
formation as to the origin of the fire.
The round house contained one passen
ger and three freight locomotives, all
nearly new, which were twisted and
warped badly by the heat Thejdamage
to properly u piuc-cu ai tmuui ciu,uuu.
The Argus had referred to a supposed
find of gold on Mr. Swan's farm four
miles east of Albion, being in a thick
bed of gravel and coarse sand about 100
feet below the surface, but advises its
readers in the country to keep right on
raising more corn to feed more hogs and
they will become possessed of more gold
than they could ever dig out of any
gravel bed in Boone county.
During Tuesday's gale a prairie fire
broke ont on the Platte Valley, fanned
into life from the smouldering embers
of a nre set ine uay oeiore, ana ten. a
wide swath of destruction in its wake.
Among the losses are several tons of hay
each by Messrs. Eberly and Keller, and
house, stable, cow, hay, grain, etc., by
Mr, John W. High. There were prol
ably other losses, but this is the extent
of our information at presept David
Mr. Broughton has at his office a
tooth taken from tbe jaw-bppe of some
large animal found in pne qf the railroad
cuts between here and Newman's Grove.
: Skeleton bones of two animals have
j been found by the graders, but most of
the bones crumbled to dust ns soon as
exposed to the air. Wo don't know
what kind of animals they were, but
suppose they failed to get into the ark
when Noah shipped his live stock some
centuries ago. Albion Argus.
Wo see by the Prescott, (Ariz. Ty.)
Courier, that W. H. Robbins, an old
time Eutler county boy, recently sold
his mining interests near that place for
$60,000. Robbins lef I the home of his
parents, near Bell sr Cod, some seven or
eight years ago, and turned his foot
steps westward in pin suit of fortune.
Ho made a lucky hit, and the object of
his search is fully realized.- Duller
The Chicago Lumber Company's
livery burn, valued at $2,500, at Ster
liug, was burned to the ground the
other evening. Five horses, a cow,
several buggies and an omnibus were
burned. W. Torpey, of Tecumsoh, suf
fers the loss of a horse and buggy worth
$300. The origin of the fire is a mys
tery. A carpenter's shop adjoining the
barn was also swallowed up by the
flames. Loss, $4,01)0.
April 5th, about 11 p. m., Warren
Long, a farmer and one of the old set
tlers of Boone county, was shot by Ed.
Carr. A rush was immediately made
for the spot, but by the time the fore
most had reached there ho was breath
ing his Inst. Carr had been on a spree
all the evening and had trouble with
several persons, getting knocked down
nnd kicked out of the hotel. Directly
afterwards he armed himself with a
shot gun and soon meeting with Long
engaged in an altercation with him
which culminated in his shootiug Long.
The load entered his chin, tearing the
lower jaw to pieces and killing him al
The City Marshal of Omaha the other
night to stop what was supposed to h
an unusual noise on the streets made by
the Salvation Army, arrested the noisy
crowd and gathered the entire brigade
into the olice station, where it is said
the male portion were locked up with
commou thieves and plain drunks,
while the sisters were placed in a cell
with a bad woman imprisoned for steal
ing $65. The noise did not seem to
abate any at a late hour, the City Mar
shal having only located it at the
station, where loud and boisterous
songs, prayers and exhortations seemed
to be the order of the night, and at a
lato hour they were reported as still
praising God and praying for the wicked
city of Omaha.
Joseph Engles, one of the thrifty
farmers of Shell Creek precinct, hfis a
fine spring on his farm which he pro
poses utilizing in making a large fish
pond. lie says tint there is a con
tinuous flow of water from the spring at
all seasons of the year. He has com
menced work and will dig out a large
pond. He has written to the fish com
missioner May for fish with which to
stock the pond. There are few indus
tries that bring in such good returns for
the time and money invested as that of
lish culture. The Herald predicts the
experiment will be a very paying one,
and one that might be followed by other
farmers in this county with great profit.
Sch uyler Herald.
Carr was arrested Wednesday morn
ing at 6:10 o'clock. Several small par
ties had been searching for him all
night, but had put off looking through
the building in which he slept (a small
building used as an office by a grain
dealer) until Wednesday morning. As
soon as day broke a party went down
and surrounded the building and, on
breaking open the door, found Carr in
side. He offered no resistance, but pro
tested that he was so drunk that he
could remember nothing after a little
circumstance that happened about
thirty minutes before the shooting.
About 10 o'clock in the evening he en
gaged in an altercation with a painter in
front of the hotel and the quarrel
seemed liable to terminate in blows.
The landlord came out and ordered Carr
to move on. Carr refused and abusive
language was used on each side until
John Vizzard, the landlord of the hotel.
Incoming tired of it, knocked Carr
down nnd kicked him out into the
street. Bystanders then interfered and
took Carr to his room, where he prom
ised to remain, but, changing his mind,
he armed himself with a shotgun and
returned, wiin me intention, it is sup
posed, of wreaking vengeance on Viz
zard. Long, among several others,
tried to get Carr to give up the gun.
He told them to stand off. They all
complied save Long, who still attempted
to pacify Carr. The latter, however,
became more enraged, and raising the
gun fired, the load entering Long's chin
and penetrating backward, causing al
most instant death. At the coroner's
inquest a verdict was brought in that
the deceased was "willfully murdered"
by Carr. The prisoner
lodged in jail at Albion.
From oar regular corresondent.
The most important event of the past
week ai tho Capitol was the meeting
and organization of the Inter-State
Commerce Commission, and its en
trance upon duty. Everything wears u
look of activity at the temporary head
quarters of the new court, which con
sist of a suite of rooms in a building on
F street. Messengers are running to
and fro all day long, and the ante-room
is filled with a crowd of people anxious
to interview the new officials.
The latter are having all tho trouble
that was predicted would lje theirs,
and that belongs to every official who
has the making of an appointment
They are beseiged with letters and per
sonal applications for office from every
state in the Union. The first discus
sion of the Commissioners over that
intricate piece of legislation which they
are called upon to interpret, referred to
the "Long and Short Haul" clause.
Judge Cooley, the President of the Com
mission, who is a Republican, is ad
mitted by the other members to know
more about law and railroad ina tiers
than all of them put together. There
fore there was no contest over his elec
tion to the chairmanship.
The national drill committee is now
very busy. The entries have all been
closed, and now the work pf scheduling
is being pushed as fast as possible.
Besides the commands entered, regi
ments, batallions, batteries of artillery,
cadet corps, zouave companies and a
large number of band and drum corps,
the number of individual competitors is
estimated at about 160. and many more
will contest in the rifle practice.
The committee of arrangements is
very sanguine that the coming show will
eclipse anything of the kind that has
ever occurred in this country, and as to
tha telegram from Montgomery, Ala., in
regard to the color line question, they
think it is exaggerated, and that it will
bo overcome m time. Mr. DeLeou, the
secretary of the drill committee, is of
the opinion that outside of Washington j
mere is uui u eoioreu iiiimurjr coiup-uu v
which can raise enough money to make
tho expensive trip, and if they can do
that, it would be difficult to pass in
spection. Some weeks ago there wero conjectures
as to the disposition of entries known to
come from colored militia companies,
many persons intimating that if they
were" allowed to compete it would have
tho tendency to keep out many of the
white organizations. At that time the
manager said that all entries received in
proper form, duly signed and recorded,
Bbould receive the same attention, and
that if the Capitol City Guards, of
Washington, filled tho requirements
they could compete just the same as the
famous Chickasaw Guards.
A national drill could not make a
color requirement when the laws of the
country say otherwise. The sequel of
tho news from Alabama that the Greys
and the True Blues would withdraw
from the drill localise of the entry of
three colored companies has yet to be
unraveled, but tho hope is expressed at
headquarters that common sense will
prevail among the competing southern
The promotion of Messrs. Fairchild
and Maynard to be Secretary and As
sistant Secretary or the Treasury, was
received with expressions of satisfac
tion from the employes of the depart
ment. More than a thousand of their
subordinates called to express congrat
ulations and flowers, notes nnd tele
grams of congratulation have poured in.
Mr. Fairchild, who has never been an
active politician, is exceedingly pop
ular with those under him. He is very
accessible too. He makes a habit of
keeping the door of his office open at all
hours of the day, and sits with his face
There is constant complaint from the
sight-seers who are always hurrying
around Washington by the thousand,
that the government departments are
closed to visitors after two o'clock p.
in. It is perfectly proper to exclude all
callers during business hours, but none
of tho clerks are interfered with by
mere sight-seers. It is a serious incon
venience and disappointment sometimes
to strangers who are here only for a few
days, and are trying to see as much as
possible in that time, to be shut out so
early in the day from many daces of
Levi Trobridge visited the school here
visited this place
Mrs. Jacob Reise of
friends here last week.
Misses Emma and Maggie Reinke
were visitots at Daniel Jenny's last
Byron Dieffenbach made a trip to
Silver Creek Friday night, ou a visit to
his parents, returning Sunday.
Died; April 8th of measles, Rudolph,
son of Mr. Englebnrt, aged aliout ten
years. Measles are still raging north of
Good Friday and Efitter Sunday we r
appropriately celebrated by the good
people of this community.
At the school meeting, Theo. Brugger
was elected director, nine months school
was determined upon for next year, and
a lax of twelve mills levied. The board
was recommended to hire the present
teacher for next year.
Our base ball association has been
duly organized, and the club named th
"Dutch Hays eeda of Neboville." Crack
clubs of this and adjoining states are
advised to get their laurels insured.
Challenges and other communications
should be addressed to Theo. Brugger,
Sec. B. X.
Emnkennrs", or T.i.iuor Habit, can bp Cured bj
AtliniiiWtrrlDg Dr. HainfV u'oldea SpcrlUr.
1 1 can be given iu a cup of coffee or
tea without the knowledge of
the persou taking it, effecting
a speedy and permanent cure,
whether the patient is a moderate
drinker or an alcoholic wreck.
Thousands of drunkards have been
made temperate men who have taken
.."e Golden Specific in their coffee
without their knowledge, and to-day
believe they quit dricking of their
own tree will. No harmful effect rs
eulle !rom its administration. Corel
guaranteed. Send for circular and
full particulars. Address in confi
dence Golden Specific Co., 185 Race
St. Cincinnati. O. janl2-y
In California they have found out that
they can do their telephoning along the
line of their barbed wire fences.
all Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Rev. D. Marqdett left Norfolk, Neb.,
last week for Central City to accept the
presidency of the college at that place.
Rev. J. W. Martin, of Wakefield, takes
his place at Norfolk.
Neeak Oglethorpe, Ga., Deo. 2, 1887.
Gentlemen: This is to certify that for
years I had suffered with cancerous
Knodes on my face, and I feared they
would turn into malignant cancers.
About a year ago I legan the use of
Swift's Specific. At that time I was in
general bad health. After using about
a ,ibzen and a half bottles of S. S. S.,
the cancerous knodes passed away, were
dissolved, and my general health rapidly
improved. I am seventy years of age.
Your medicine has a splendid reputation
among my neighbors, and there are
plenty cures hereabouts to vouch for the
efficacy of S. S. S. in all ailments arising
from disorders of whatever kind.
Come and See.
Gentlemen: Having used your remedy
S. S. S., for rheumatism, and having
leen relieved, I feel it but a duty to the
afflicted to make this unsolicited state
ment, and recommend all who are suf
fering with rheumatism to try S. S. S.
And if any in the city want to know
more aliout Swift's Specific as a rheu
matic cure, let them call on me at my
house, 619 1st Avenue, New York.
Dec. 17. 1886. Andrew Tiekney.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases
The Swift Sjecific Co., Drawer 3, At
Takep nj, March &ph, at the preroiaes of
Laurence Hymen, six miles northeast of Colam
btug, 1 heifer, coining 3 yean) old, branded on left'
hip, "Q T." 1 heifer, branded "J," a single,
on the Rroin of each heifer, and both ml with
white Bpot. Owner will prove property and pay
50p3 LAURENCE BYRNE3.
ER1STST & SCHWARZ,.
-MANUFA0TURER3 AND DEALERS IN- ..
SUPERB LAMP FILLER
AND COAL OIL CAN COMBINED,
Which for safely, convenience, clean) ines-s and xiiuplicity, cannot b excelled. It embodied the
simplest principles in philosophy and takes the raulc above all 1-amp FilK-ra. No d&ntcer of ex
plosion. Absolute safely guaranteed. No spilling, wasting or dripping f oil on the Uuor table
or outside of can. Use it once and jou will not be without it for be times its cost It works in
large cans as well as small ones, thereby saving the frequent and annoying trips to the store with it
small can. Every can made of the very l.t tin, and w.trrnted to work satisfactorily. Call ouU .ej
sample can and set srices.
r e -sTZ m- ? ffiP f-c -h k.
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Celf you buy it yon Ret 100 rods of fence fn.ai 100 pouuiN of wm which no other will do.J
ERNST & SCHWARZ.
Mckinley & carnahan,
Money to loan on improved farms in this and adjoining
counties, at current rates. We are prepared to close loans
promptiy, in all cases where title
Office up-stairs in Henry
SPETCE & NOBTH,
General Agents fur the suls. of
"' " ' ' '
Union Pacific and Midland l'acitic 1L
orou live or ten jears time, in annual a)inent toituit purchasers. We have hImo a large and choicv
lot of other lands, improved ami unimproved, fur sale at low jri and on reasonable terms. Also
buninei-H nnd resilience lots iu the, city. We keep a complete almtract of title to all real estate in
W. T. RICKLY& BRO.
(tame. Poultry, anil Fresh Fish.
J2T"Caah iaid for Hides, Pelts, Tallow.
Olive Street, second door
PACIFIC IEAT IARKET !
KKKPS ON HAND THE BEST QUALITY OF
Poultry, Vegetables, etc.
C- E- 203R3X Js CO.. aPrspriotoro-
CgrOur o,uotation.s of the markets are obtained
Tuewlay afternoon, and are correct and reliable
at the time.
Corn in ear....
Fat cattle. UOfcrJT.
Feeding HWrs j3 00
Kock Spring, nut
Rock Springs, lump ...
M. ' 'JIT..' S muJL J. BJ .'yj '
ALWA i a FOi: SALE AT
KEHR7 RAUTS I CO,
Have a Fine Line of Staple and Fancv
Crockery, and Glassware,
Winch were lon,'ht cheap for cash, and will be sold
at very low prices.
Stieet, tolumbag. Nebraska.
and security are satisfactory.
Building, corner of Olive and
for sale at from 13.00 to 10.00 per acre for rash
lletnil Dvaler in
AH Kinds of Saisage a Specialty.
Hik'hest market price paid for fat cattle.";
north of First National Bank.
Casli Paid for Hides.
Olive treet, one door north of Ptwt-office.
To all whom it may concern:
The Board pf Supervisors of Platte Coaatv in
reKular kwk on March lth, 17, declared
opened, a taction line road commencing at thtt
southweyt corner of section 16. Township 20
north, of Raujc 4. west, and raniis thence daw
east on section line, and terminating at th
eoutheost corner of Section 19. Township a)
worth of ranw 3. west, and known aa the "Eritoen
.wl!i,aJ t,Mi ",ime f"6"on.nl npon the Ban
day, declared opened a section lin road, com
mencing at the wmthwest corner of section 17.
Township IS. Range 3. west, and Umwda.
north, six miles, and terminating at the north
west corner of section 20, Town 20. Range 3
west, and known as the "Chris Johnson Road."
ow all objections to the location of either of
the above roods, or claims for damage cmnaad
thereby mnst be filed in the County Clerk's oftm
on or before jtoo.v of the 23d day of Mar A. D
1S7, or such roods will be establishedwithoot
Dated, Columbus. Neb.. March lSn?MW.
Notice is hereby given that I intend to make
application to the District Court of Platte, coun
ty. Nebraska, on the "J9th day of April. VUl. or aa
boon thereafter as 1 can be heard, to have an
order made by said court, directing a change of
my name from Harry Brown to Harry BTReed.
Convey good between any pointa of the citr.
sand suitable for plastering and boikiing pur
poses, furnished in any part of city or on board
cars at reasonable prices, 3taarS7y
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