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WEDNESDAY. MAY 1, 187.
A. AN. TIME TABLE.
Arri ves at Lincoln
fciS) a. m.
4:tS p. m.
The passenger leave Lincoln at 355 p. m., and
arrive at Columbus ".-( p. in; the freight leaves
Lincoln at 'HO a. m and amies at Columbus at
X.-00 p. m.
Parker & HHrr are the owners of
two handsome stallions that are a credit
to the county, oue an English Shire, the
other a Morgan Hambletonian colt that
bids fair to make a fine stepper. Horse
men improve your stock. Call at J. P.
Abts' barn, 13th street .Columbus. 2-2
IT get it.
IT is at Fitzpatrick'd.
Uee Hygeine kalsomine.
A slight frost Monday night.
The Journal office for job work.
SL Louis Summer sausage at Pohl's.
3 towels for ten cents at Kramer's.
Organs! Call at A. & M. Turner's.
The Standard Planter leads them
Hon. Win. Irwin was in town Satur
day. O. V. Hulst visited Omaiia last
Dress lawns and parasols at Kra
mer's. For shoes ami slippers go to Kra
mer's. Bm Cowdery was in town Saturday
You can save money by buying hats
Call and inspect our new stock at
- Tho largest lino of robes in town at
C. C. Carrig of Platte Center was in
J. E. Moncrief of Genoa was in the
Pretty cold Monday night but no
A first-class smoke for a nickel at
Davis' book store. 2-3-21
Best assortment of Fish Poles at
Arnold's jewelry store. l-2t
Hand Kaese and Limburger at Her
man Oehlrich & Bro's. f2-ft
Best assortment of Fish Poles at
Arnold's jewelry store.
Commercial printing neatly and
quickly done at this office.
A full line of ladies boucle jackets
from 81.25 up at Galley Bros.
Dr. Hampton of Humphrey was a
Columbus visitor Wednesday.
The McGibeny family entertaiued
at the Opera Houbo last night.
Dr. C. D. Evans had several pro
fessional calls abroad last week.
New line of cassimere and jeans at
the lowest prices at Galley Bros. 8-49-tf
M. J. Leonard goes to South Omaha
to engage in the saloon business.
As good as the best, and as cheap as
the cheapest, at J. B. Delsman's.
J. J. Sullivan's legal ability was
called for at Fullerton last week.
A number of farmers have begun to
plant some of their fields to corn.
Henrich can save you money on any
business you may have in his line.
P. W. Hess one of Platte county's
pedagogues, was in town Saturday.
Yon can find the best selection of
wall paper at Stillman's drug store.
Delsman keeps good goods, and will
not allow himself to be undersold.
Just arrived, a large stock of Ladies
and Gents fine shoes, at Honahan's. 1-2-2.
Carl Kramer ttos in Omaha last
week Wednesday, at Booth's playing.
You can save money by making
your loan on yoiir farm with Henrich.
Barney Delsman's wife,children and
brother are all down with the measles.
Henrich is prepared to make very
close figures on large real estate loans.
Henry Lnbker, agent for the Stand
ard farming machinery, Columbus, Neb.
James Burrows of the countv Board
of Supervisors was in town Wednesday.
Fred. Jewell of Lost Creek comes
back occasionally to his former haunts.
Cheap money on farm loans at Co
lumbus Savings Bank Loan & Trust Co.
Mrs. Z. Dowty has contracted to
teach the next three months in district
Money loaned on chattel securities
Columbus Savings bank Loan & Trust
Wanted A girl to do housework.
Good wages given. Inquire of A. M.
Frank J. Preiss, formerly of this
place, now of Leigh, is flourishing
George Lehman, having to go to
Omaha anyhow, took in Booth's enter
tainment. Uenncli can give you reliable in
surance at lower rates than can be had
You can deposit as little as $1 with
the Columbus Savings Bank and receive
J. G. Beeder of the law firm of Sul
livan & Beeder was at Genoa last week
on legal business.
Never loose eight of this fact:
Kramer carries the largest stock and
sella the cheapest.
The best assortment of carpets and
dress goods can be found at the lowest
prices at Kramer's.
Baby carriages, .Bird cages, Boys'
express wagons. Base Balls, Bats, etc at
E. D. Fitipatrick's. 45-tf
Those wanting first-class sale bills
and posters of any kind, should call at
the Journal office.
Darwin Clark and family returned
Saturday to Cedar Bapids after a visit
here among friends.
The largest and best assorted line of
fancy canned goods and dried fruits at
J. k A. Heitkemper's. 43-3-tf
Sociabi The W. C. T. U. will give
a sociable, at the Congregational church
next Friday evening, May 6th.
A large business room on Eleventh
St, suitable for dry-goods establish
meat. Inquire at the Journal office,
Go to Honahan's for bargains
boots, shoes and slippers, for cash.
Dave Loeb was down from Genoa
and spent Sunday with friends it this
Miss Rose Smith spent Sunday last
with her parents and friends at St. Ed
ward. If you want your corn rows to be
straight both ways, buy a Standard
Robert Uhlig Notary Public office
with Columbus Savings Bank Loan &
Trust Co. 51-6-4t
Theodore Wandel of Cheyenne was
in town several days last week, return
Louis Kramer accompanied by
Martin Orleans visited Genoa last Fri
day on business.
The postoffiee at Kalamazoo, Madi
son county, near the Platte county line,
is to be re-instated.
Columbus Savings Bank L. & T. Co.
is offering good terms on farm loans,
come and see them.
German books, newspapers and
Ieriodicals at Davis' book store, 2 doors
north of post-office.
Base balls, croquet sets, hammocks,
etc., at Geo. S. Davis' book store, 2 doors
north of the post-office.
New lawns, nansooks, checks, India
linens, Mulls and a full line of satinB at
all prices at Galley Bros.
The leading millinery store have
just received hundreds of new bonnets
and hats. J. C. Fillinan. 1
Mn. GuBsie Rickly Wagner return
ed last week from Omaha, where she
had leeu visiting relatives.
Monday was a rough day wind and
dust, and somewhat colder than usual,
rain to the northwest, probably.
Remember we carry one of the
largest stocks in the city and will not be
undersold for cash. Galley Bros.
A. M. Jennings came down from
Central City Saturday to minister to his
child who is sick with the measles.
Now is the time to buy Standard
cornplanters. They are the simplest,
strongest and most accurate drop.
O. L. Baker'a livery barn is among
the first to take water from the city
waterworks. It is exceedingly handy.
Clothing! Our spring stock of
clothing is now complete. Our prices
are always the lowest. C. & L. Kramer.
It is an accepted fact that the lead
ing millinery store carries the finest and
most elegant line of goods. J. C. Fill
J. & A. Heitkemper are selling
crockery, lamps and glassware at prices
that are interesting to all wishing to
Johnny Hall and Tom Cain have
purchased the fixtures and will open up
in tho saloon business at Leonard's old
The Journal is on sale, each week,
at the book and news stores of E. D.
Fitz pat rick and I. Sibbernsen, at 5 cents
Do not fail to examine our large
line of Oriental laces, from 2 inches to
45 inches wide at very low prices at Gal
Union Meat Market, telephone 44,
for choice meats of all kinds, and poul
try. Van Alstine & Lingner, Nebraska
Columbus Savings bank L. & T. Co.,
is able to give as good terms as any
one, on fire, lightning and tornado in
surance. Carl Kramer, Dr. Martyn, Gus. G.
Becher and Geo. Lehman (ere at Omaha
last week and took in the Booth enter-,
Seven of W. A. Clark's family of
nine children are sick with the measles.
It is thought that none of them are
Cabinet photographs still one dol
lar per dozen, full length, at Tripp &
Goetzinger's, Columbus, and satisfactory
work guaranteed. 1
Martin Maher, whose smiling face
illumines the sessions of the county
Board of Supervisors, was in town last
week on business.
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt, the celebra
ted actress, appears at Omaha Friday
and Saturday, May 6 and 7, with mat
inee, $7.50, season ticket.
B. F. Rawalt, grand lecturer of the
Masonic fraternity, made Lebanon
lodge a pleasant official visit, going from
here to Neligh on Friday.
A. Luth is making radical changes
at his place, intending to erect three
dwelling houses, instead of the Farmers'
Home built by Mr. Senecal.
Ed. Jewell of Hlinois, brother of the
other gentlemen of that name, was in
the city Saturday. He has been a resi
dent of the state two weeks.
The Kate Bensberg opera company
drew a fair sized audience Friday even
ing last; the company, though small,
gave a very good entertainment.
Miss Annie Smith has been engaged
to teach the school situated six miles
southwest of Humphrey. She com
menced her school last Monday.
Mr. Whittaker has erected a stand
ou 11th and Olive near John Wiggins's
office for taking water from the mains
to supply his sprinkling wagons;
Before investing in a sewing ma
chine, organ or piano, see A. & M. Tur
ner, at their organ depot, or address G.
W. Kibler, their traveling salesman, tf
Chaa. Waldron left for Plattsmouth
Monday. He intends going into the
real estate business at that point, but
will retain his business interests here.
George McFarland, who has been
employed at Berger's broom factory
during the winter, started Monday for
Valentine where he expects to remain.
Carl Kramer drove up to Genoa last
Friday, and while there visited the
Indian school. He says that the young
Indians are seemingly well contented.
The Platte river bridge is the next
object in sight then the permanent
wagon bridges over the Loup and Platte
in connection with the railroad bridges.
Brad. Slaughter of Fullerton passed
through the city Saturday. He had
been to Omaha and was wearing the
latest style of "stove-pipe" hat. He
said it was a "Paddock" hat; and we
musnt knock it off.
We are informed that Be v. J. A.
Reed, during his last visit here, pur
chased the corner lot east of the Con
gregational church, and presented it to
Our stock is now complete in cloth
ing, boots and shoes, hats and caps. All
are cordially invited to inspect our
stock and prices. No trouble to show
goods, at Galley Bros.
A pleasant call Saturday from B. R.
Cowdery. He goes in about a week,
with his family, to Lincoln. Mr. W.
Fuller, half-brother of J. M. Maofarland
will live in his house here.
The Norfolk Daily Gazette has gone
where the woodbine twineth. It takes
wealth to run a good daily paper, and
the patronage the Gazette .received did
not by any means pay expenses.
O. H. Archer, who has been with
the Lincoln Journal the past winter,
was a Columbus visitor Wednesday last.
He expects to go to his home in
Wyoming in two or three weeks.
The undersigned has started a gen
eral boarding stable at L. D. Clark's
barn, and is ready for business. Satis
2tf Henrt Wiseman.
Gus. Becher went to Omaha last
week to sell a lot that he had valued at
$3,000. He raised on the price $500 each
day he was there, had a cash offer of
85,000 and came away without selling at
Owing to the absence from the city
of several members of the school board
on business, there were not enough
present for business Monday evening,
and the board will meet next Monday
Mrs. Charles Hagerman and daugh
ter, of Columbus, were taken sick while
visitiug her father, George Smith, four
miles north of Platte Center, hist Mon
day, and have been unable to return
Our Honorable Mayor and City
Council have a special invitation to be
present, May 5th, at the opening of the
waterworks at Plattsmouth. Thus, one
by one, the young cities of the state are
falling into line.
Capt. John Hammond, of this city,
the commandant of the Soldiers' and
Sailors' Home, was in Lincoln last week
interviewing the Board of Public Lands
and Buildings relative to work on the
new buildings at the home.
If there is any man who can enjoy
life it is a lawyer, after a busy term of
court, who on a warm day like yester
day, rides to the lake, lights a cigar and
endeavors to coax fish to his bait. Why,
he enjoys it, if he don't even get a nib
ble. Murdock & Son are erecting a dwel
ling house south of the monastery for
L. L. Gray; putting a new roof on Mrs.
Winterbotham's store building on Ne
braska Avenue; overhauling James
Naylor's residence property, making de
Chris. Meedel of Duncan, wo notice,
is still afflicted with sore eyes, which,
however, does not seem to affect his
good nature. What a world of comfort
there is in the disposition to look, even
through darkened' glasses, on the bright
side of everything.
For the next 30 days, Gus. G. Becher
& Co. can give special inducements to
those wanting to borrow money on farm
property. They have the money on
hand no delay no commission full
amount loaned, paid borrower. Don't
sign application until you have seen
them. . 2
Tramp "Wont you help a poor man
that lost his family by the Charleston
earthquake?" Housekeeper "Why, you
are the same man that lost his family
last year by the Ohio river floods."
Tramp "I know it mum, I am one of
the most unfortunate gentlemen on the
face of the earth." Ex.
Mrs. C. D. Jackson,after a number of
years of housekeeping, during which,
at different times, she has royally en
tertained her friends, has concluded to
try a different life, and is now living at
the Clother Houbs, having a nice suit
of rooms to herself, where she will be
"at home" to all her friends.
Bert Young, while trying to get a
ride on the Albion train Monday even
ing, came near losing his life by being
thrown against the wheels while in
motion, his bruises were such that he
had to have the services of a physician,
the flesh of the right arm being torn on
the inside, but no bones broken.
The Columbus Journal appeared
last week in an entire new spring suit
of brevier, and now presents a very neat
appearance. The Journal is one of the
ablest and best edited local papers in
Nebraska, and Bhould receive a better
advertising patronage than has hereto
fore been accorded it. Seward Blade.
The Turnverein has been perman
ently organized with the following
officers: C. Schroeder, president, Otto
Heuer, vice president, R. Hartman, sec
retary, Geo. Heitkemper, treasurer, C.
Olgiati, Fore Turner, Henry Rieder,
janitor. Frank Falbaum, Edward
Hegeman and R Wilde, trustees. There
are already about fifty members.
-Win. Ryan's brick business house on
11th street is being pushed upward.
There will be a basement under the full
length and width of the building. This
and Delsman's building on the west,
will have a common stairway to the
second story, and when it is completed
the two will have the appearance of one
building, making a very handsome
Twenty-two tramps went through
the city Friday night, westward bound.
Columbus is no place for them to tarry
they find no rest for the soles of their
feet. They are the least needed here of
any product of the east. The antidote
to the tramp poison is "work or get,"
the latter preferred, and our authorities
seem to be succeeding admirably in hav
ing them "get."
Quite a number of people are going
to take water from the city. Besides O.
L. Baker, already mentioned, are Baa
muesen, at his dwelling, Jacob Wagner,
at his barn, L. Jaeggi, at his dwelling
house, Herman Oehlrich for his dwell
ing, two hydrants for his grounds,
besides supply for bis barn; John
8tauffer for his residence property, and
Mr. Segelke for his residence and miner
al water factory. The water is said to
be very excellent, soft and pure, and no
boubt many citizens will shortly supply
themselves from the works.
The Plattsmouth Herald, pretty
sound on all public questions, has this
"The refusal of the last legislature to submit
the prohibition amendment to a tote of the
people has not disposed of that question by any
means. It is one of the live issues in this state
and it will net livelier with each succeeding
campaign until the people of Nebraska record
their views upon the subject at a nonpartisan
election called for that purpose."
However, if submission at the next
election of senators and representatives
had been agreed upon, and prohibition
defeated, the question would have been
quieted for some time, as that of woman
suffrage was. In this country tho great
body of sovereign citizens acknowledge
the ride of the majority, and while a
reasonable number of dilatory motions
are in order, the policy of thwarting the
evident will of the majority, or, as in this
case, thwarting an expression by the
people, cannot be tolerated and will not
be, beyond a certain limit. The last
Republican state convention pledged
the party, not to prohibition, but to the
submission of the question to a vote of
the people. If that pledge had been
fulfilled by the legislature, the vote
would take place at the election of 1888,
and the proposition to prohibit might
possibly have been defeated, and thus
the subject taken out of controversy for
a time at least. As it is now, the agita
tion is greater than ever, and likely to
This is the way they purpose manag
ing at Schuyler, according to the Quill:
"Of late the saloons have been running on
Sunday and having a lance trade by the back
door plan. The front curtains have been palled
down so that no one could see from the outside,
but the noise was enough to give it away. Po
liceman Desman has ordered th cursuins clear
from the windows at night and during Sundajs
and holida) sand proposes to see that his order
Wonder if that is a brand new police
man. Wonder No. 2, if he will be sus
tained by the Mayor and Couucilmen.
The truth is that the officials have no
right to throw themselves on the side of
the lawless, and say, in words or actions,
that they either cannot or will not or do
not desire, to enforce the laws, and the
communities of this state should rise up
en masse, and demand this one thing of
those who bear the official staff "Do
not accept office unless you intend to
enforce the laws." The cord which
unites corrupt politicians, with the
triangular league of perdition, the
saloon which violates the law, tho gam
bling room and the bawdy-house, (which
latter two have no right of law to exist)
should be cut asunder, and will event
ually be cut, not, however, by either of
the elements named, but by the people
whose very right of self-government is
not only threatened by them, but is in
immediate danger of overthrow.
The Columbus "cut-off," uniting the
two U. P. systems of railway, will give
David City three or four additional
trains each day, and will le almost as
much of an acquisition as an independ
ent line of road. David City Tribune.
The same here, and Columbus is to be
congratulated on her railroad situation.
If properly seen to, now, our problem
for permanently bridging tho Loup is
virtually settled, for good, and Colum
bus energy and money can look after
other matters that will tend to build up
the city. This is bound to be a railroad
center, can't help it, and that means
everything else in the way of manufac
turing as a natural and almost unavoid
able consequence. Now is just the time
to let no opportunity slip to build up
these interests, and add others as oc
Pat. Murray has purchased the two
lots north of Arnold's on Nebraska
Avenue, and will, we learn, put up a
good brick block on the site. Mr. Mur
ray is abundantly able to do this, and it
will add greatly to the value of his other
property near by, as well as to all the
property on the street. It will not be
very long until the vacant business and
dwelling lots in the city will all be oc
cupied, then, of course, additions will
have to be made, whether property
owners are willing or unwilling.
Assessor Clother found on his rounds
only two soldiers that had served in the
same Company, Dr. Martyn and Mike
Welch, Co. B. 146th 111. and two others
in the same regiment, J. H. Galley and
W. A. McAllister, 2d Neb. Cavalry.
Two captains, John Hammond of Co. K,
1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery, and E.
L. Morse, of Co. 1, 90th Indiana Cavalry.
Mexican soldiers, John Elliott, 2d Ser
geant Co. F. Mounted Riflemen, and
Heman V. Harmon, Co. K. 12th Hlinois
"We have too much law and too
little justice," observed a litigant in a
recent suit tried in the district court.
"In getting a judgment against my op
ponent I have paid the lawyers double
the amount of my claim, and the satis
faction of coming out ahead is no ade
quate recompense for the money invest
ed. Hereafter I shall keep out of the
courts;" and he dropped a tear, about
the size of a tomato, upon the hard
cold earth. Nance Co. Journal.
Learning that there was a desire
for a democratic paper at Humphrey,
Bro. Bobiaon of the Independent does
the sensible thing in proffering his es
tablishment at a fair price, on the
ground that there is not enough patron
age to Bustain two papers. With a dem
ocratic paper at Humphrey, another at
Platte Center, still another at Lindsay
with another here, the democracy of the
county will be numerously represented
in the newspaper line.
The Joubnaii job department is pre
pared to furnish, on short notice, all
kinds of commercial work such as letter
heads, note heads, bill heads, statements,
circulars, envelopes, cards, dodgers, pos
ters, etc; visiting cards; lawyers' briefs;
pamphlets; catalogues; sale bills, etc.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Orders by
mail promptly attended to. Address,
M. K. Turner & Co., Columbus, Nebr.
Thursday morning last somewhere in
this city, .by the undersigned, $60; two
$20 bills and two $10 bills, the same be
ing in one of Deere & Welch's advertis
ing books. A reward of $10 will be
given for the return of the money to
Boettcher 4 Kersenbrock.
2-ltp Joseph Ltkbiq.
Gypsy encampment and lunch,
Tuesday evening, May 10. Pink tea and
fan drill and other attractions Wednes
day evening, May 11, at Maennerchor
Hall under the auspices of the ladies
guild, Grace chmrch. Admission, 10 cts.
The New Depot.
Thursday evening the new U. P. depot
was occupied by the officials for the
first time, and their occupation of the
structure was greeted by a throne of
ladies and gentlemen who stepped in to
look over one of the best and most sub
stantial improvements that has been
made in Columbus.
We have before given a description of
the building, but a reference here will
not be out of place. It is situated mid
way between Olive and North streets,
the extensive platform reaching from
one street to the other. The building is
of Colorado sandstone, with pressed
brick and red sandstone trimmings, slate
and tin roof. It cannot be said to com
bine strength and beauty; strong, it cer
tainly is, but handsome we cannot call
it. It is supposed to be the style. In
side, however, it is handsome, and seems
to be all that could be wished for in a
depot. The entire length (east and
west) is 97 feet 2 inches, width, 34 feet
2 inches, ceilings 15 feet in hight. At
the west end is the baggage room with
three large doors opening north, west
and south. This room is thoroughly
furnished with scales, etc. Next is the
office and lobby, a very handsome room
in every way and no doubt satisfactory
to the officials who occupy it. At the
south end of this room is a bay window,
from which the track on the main line
can be seen for several miles either way.
The next apartment is the passengers'
waiting room, roomy and handsome in
every particular. A large door on the
north opens to the track for the Cedar
Rapids, the Albion and Norfolk trains;
a similar one on the south for trains on
the main line, including (we suppose,
shortly) the David City and Lincoln
train. Connected with this is a lunch
counter, which will certainly be a very
acceptable feature to the many tran
sients who tarry here a few minutes,
night and day. Also in connection with
this room is a ladies' toilet room, which
is everything that could be desired.
The building was begun last fall, and
has been constructed under difficulties
naturally attending severe cold weather,
but Mr. J. T. Northrop has superinten
ded tho work well, and completed it in
We are not advised as to the cost, but
it must be between fifteen and twenty
thousand dollars, at least.
The Company have made a contract
with the city to supply them with water,
and the mains are being laid to the new
depot, likewise to the proposed site of
the old one (to bo removed to Olive
street directly west of the new passen
ger depot); a complete system of sewage
has also been provided for the depot.
The Company and tho City of Colum
bus are to be congratulated on the erec
tion of such a structure, the comfort of
which will be appreciated by the
thousands who will tarry for a while
within its precincts.
The present officials here are: J. R.
Meagher, agent, who has served the
Company for twenty years; C. A. Bo is,
train dispatcher for the branch roads;
C. P. Miller, agent for the Pacific Ex
press Co., who has served tho company
sixteen years; C. W. Howel, Western
Union Telegraph operator; Ole Johnson,
night operator; Louis Herald, cashier;
C. W. Jackson, warehouseman; John
McGuire, freight rustler; Mr. Whitback,
baggageman; Thos. Gorman, yardmaster;
Hugh Compton, night switchman.
It will be seen from this list that the
regular disbursements of the Union
Pacific here are no inconsiderable sum,
and there is good reason to believe, in
the very nature of the situation of rail
road affairs, that before very long, we
can look for a much greater volume of
business for the road and for ColumbuB,
by reason of the road.
Columbus and the Union Pacific.
While acting for her own interests, it
so happens that the Union Pacific Rail
road Company will do a great deal for
Columbus, and is so disposed to do. We
are glad to be able to note these two
facts because in them, we believe, in a
large measure, is wrapped up a consid
erable degree of the future prosperity of
The improvements completed here
this spring have been done at large cost,
and are thorough, substantial and busi
ness like. What is to come will doubt
less be of the same character.
These indicate the intention of the
Company with reference to this station
on their road, better than anything else
The link that is to be welded here
Columbus to David City will unite the
north Nebraska branches with the south
Nebraska ones, completing a well
planned network system of local roads
tending to strengthen the main line
and make it still more effective in hand
ling transcontinental business through
lines diverging more directly to points
Seeing that so much has been done,
and is evidently being contemplated by
the Union Pacific, for Columbus, we are
sure that our thriving city will show its
good will toward the Company in ways
that will be mutually beneficial.
Mr. Bartles is putting up a garden
Martin Meyers took ten head of fat
steers to market last week.
George Hodel brought home two loads
of hogs on the 26th.
We are pleased to note that the spring
work is progressing rapidly.
Several families in this neighborhood
have got the measles among. them.
Mrs. G. W. Mentzer of Richland vis
ited her parents Mr. and Mrs. O. D.
Butler, on the 27th.
Chaa. Wilson was taken quite sick on
Sunday last; Otto Heiden has also been
under the weather for several days.
Quite a number of farmers in this
vicinity have purchased potatoes for
their summer use, owing to the insuffi
ciency of last years' crop caused by the
Y. P. S. C. E.
The Toung People's Society of Chris
tian Endeavor meet at the Congrega
tional church every Wednesday even
ing at 730. Leader, C. G. Hickok.
Topic, The radical demand of Christ.
A meeting of the Camp will be held at
Ktzpatrick's Music Hall Friday, May
Heavy and Shelf Hardware,
Stoves and Tinware,
Pumps, Guns and Ammunition.
The Celebrated Moline Wagon Sold Here.
GUS. O. BECUER.
GUS. G. BECHER & CO.,
Real Estate and Insurance Agt's,
R0iAmiM3rnT a Vmtm " lW't f intetV8t-on bhort lon ". in amount to
t'MlFte AbfttnMt of Title to all Meal Estate in Platte county.
Notabt Public alwats in Office.
Far aad 1ty Property for Sale.
Innaraare against Fire. Lightning and Tornadoes,
the very best companies represented.
Ktrafthip Tickets to and from all iarta in Eurojm.
The appointment of Oscar L. Bilker as
water commissioner was unanimously
approved, and bond of 85,000 accepted.
The appointment of J. J. Sullivan,
Esq., as city attorney and John Elliott as
overseer of streets were also unanimous
Petition of John Stauffor and others
for repair of sidewalk along north.side
of block 112, was referred to proper
committee with instructions to report at
Committee on sidewalks were directed
to submit an appropriate resolution re
lative to building sidewalk, along south
side of block 58 and public square, the
report of the committee reccommend
ing the building of the same having
The contract between the U. P. By.
Co. for furnishing water was presented
properly signed and ordered filed.
The committee on public property
and waterworks was authorized to ad
vertise for bids, if found necessary, for
purchasing an additional pump for the
Committee on Fire were empowered to
purchase such hose cart as they may
deem proper, or submit a recommend
ation to tho Council.
Committee on Streets and Grades
recommended purchase of grader.
The appointments named below were
unanimously confirmed, to take effect
May 1: Thos. McTaggart, chief of po
lice; John W. Burns, regular policeman.
City attorney requested to prepare an
ordinance requiring policemen to fur
nish bonds for the faithful performance
of their duties, in the sum of 81,000.
On motion of Conn. Whitmoyer, the
water commissioner was directed to
make thorough investigation of the
waterworks, ascertain their condition
and report if anything is necessary to
be added for the purpose of Having
everything in good running anil work
IH-trict 44 and Vicinity.
Tom. Johnson treats his corn planter
to a new checkrower.
Carpenter Young and wife of the city
wece visiting relatives near here, Sun
day. No destructive prairie fires to chron
icle this spring; people are getting more
A few farmers have finished plowing
for corn, and the click of the planter is
Tho swine plague seems to have done
its work, and left, llogs are all well, and
M. Sheedy, Joe Drinnin and August
Kirkman are each fencing pastures, in
which to turn their milch cows.
Eliza Drinnin passed a commendable
examination before County Superinten
dent Tedrow, and received her diploma,
of which she feels proud.
A. C. Pickett's windmill shows the
effects of the late wind, being almost
riddled; one fan was also taken out of
Fred. Stenger's windmill.
Fred. Blasser has purchased the wind
mill and fixtures, situated in the rear of
Woods's barber shop, and will have the
same moved onto his farm this week.
While John Herring was hero waiting
on sick members of his family, some
other fellow took advantage of his
absence, and jumped his claim in Col
orado, which is causing him some
trouble. Mr. Herring went out there
last week, and will contest.
Mr. Jones has his wind mill at home
and will have it put up next week.
There are quite a number of cases of
the measles on the Looking Glass north
Miss Bessie Bolton will teach tho
school in the Clatk district, to com
mence Monday, May 2d.
Some of our people have been observ
ing Arbor Day ever since the frost has
been out of the ground,and a large num
ber of trees and cuttings have been set
out. Messrs. W. J. Irwin and Pete
Wallen have each set out trees by the
roadside and around fences. In a very
few years these will make a fine show
ing. The greatest cause of homesick
ness with the female portion of Ne
braska's first settlers was the absence of
trees. The naked bluffs did not pro
sent a very inviting appearance, ten
years ago. This is changed now, and
trees, many or few, can be seen every
Everybody to call at J. & A. Heitkem
per's new store and examine their large
and well assorted stock of staple and
fancy groceries. One door west of Kramer's.
Lific and Accident lNsuaNcr, none but
Platte Center Item.
Where was ".Warwick" when tho tight
Ed. Overton of Norfolk was in town
Terry Brady or Columbus was in town
Miss Fox and Lena Edwards were
quite sick, but are now nearly recovered.
Jim Nichols, late chief of police of
J Columbus, spent some days in town last
George Scheidel and
are building additions
to their resi-
Mrs. Knox and family of Hillsdale, N.
Y., are visiting her daughter Mrs. H. H.
The fair for the lienofit of St. Joseph's
church will be held in the city hall
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of
We want rain.
More wind this season than usual.
Duncan is bound to have a boom this
Mr. Wm. Ernst has already planted
forty acres to corn.
The stand of tho grain is better than
was expected some time ago.
Mr. G. W. Barnhart of Columbus waa
in town one day last week to examine a
horse afflicted with the glanders, le
longing to Kurt Bros. Orders were
given to kill and bury the horse im
SMITU-SNVDKK-At St. Mary's church.
George Smith or Humphrey find .Mi- Louixa
Snider of Wale Center, Erie. count, N. Y.
SI H1LZ Tuesday, April 35th, of measles and
whooping-cough, J4kh-i.Ii, on or Mr. und Mm.
Vm. Schilz. KK'Hl 2 )eara and 2 wevknt and on
Friday, April 2Wh, Teresin, of th?aamodis?HS-,
8Ksl 4 jeiirt and 2 wkn.
This in the third deuth in this famil within
the past five weeks and Mr. and Mw. Schilz have
the sympathy of friends and neiuhbors iu their
very wd bereavement.
line euch insertion.
this head live cent- a
GOODS at cot at second-land Store opposite
Friedhof &, t'o's. l-t f
"CK)K Kood younff breediux stock of all kinds.
rich, I'latte Center 1. O. Neb.
II ---- -r n.u, ttfti iiru-
"fXTM. SCH1LTZ makes boots nnd shoes in the
" best styles, and uses only the very best
mui-ft. nun can oe procured in tne market.
XpOK SALE cheap and on very easy terms, by
reason of axe of proprietor the best farm in
Nebraskn, MO acres. Applj to 1 W. Henrich,
t olumbus. Neb. 3.vtf
XTOUSKMEN will do well to dl at this office
for bills. We print, with or without cut
of horse, and on both papor and muslin.
NAL building, opposite new U. P. depot.
u.wuiii.-uii, cows, neiiers anti jeaning
steers will be taken into mj I."i0-acre fenced
pasture. Shade and water plenty; salt furnished
retalarly. Two thoroughbred Durham bulls
kept in it. A. Hksbicu,
v-S-tf Platte Center P. O.
-Colts, cows, heifeM and yearling
South Omaha Stilt Boomx.
One thousand men eniplojed. Two more im
mense packing houses to be erected. Two best
banks in the state doing a business or $100,000
daily. Two dummy trains from Omaha and
Council Bluffs. One $10,000 school-house, and 3
churches to be built. Two brick jards started.
Viaducts, tunnels and other enterprise project
ed. FiMt-class city Government. Froierty
daily on the advance. Come and see us.
, . , Andhihon, Cook Jt Co.
Keal estate dealers. Dummy and Stock Yards
3fttce ef Chattel Mortgage Sale.
Notice is hereby given, that I
chattel mortgage, dated on the 27th lay of May.
iy virtue nt a
looi. imv wie sum ot i.w, wiin interest at the
rate of 10 ier cent, per annum and duly tiled in
the ; orhee of the County Clerk of Platte county.
Nebraska, on the 17th day of July, lhSJ, and ex
ecuted by M. J. Leonard to J. W. Early, assigned
tp the First National Rank, and upon which
uiereisuueai nrei publication or this notice,
$210. Default having been made in the payment
of said sum, according to the provisions of said
mortgage, anil no suit or other proceedings at
law having been instituted to recover said debt
or any part thereof, therefore, 1 will sell the
Croperty therein described, to-wit: Oue sorrel
orse; one light road wagon: one it single
harnesi; two diamond rings. Will sell at Co
lumbus. Platte county, Nebraska, on the 35th
day of May. 187.
Fiust National IUnk,
, Assignee of Mortgagee.
By McAllister Bbos.,
.tJaS?T !5r Brimblecom will take notice that on
the 2T,th day of April, 1887, J. C. Cowdery. a
8J.Ic.of the " of ,ho cit of Columbus.
Flatte County. Nebraska, issued an onlr of at
tachment for the sum of 330.S0 in an action
pending before him. wherein William Novell is
plaintiff and Jamai K. Rrimlilamm .lruni.n
that property of the defendant, consisting of a
two-horse Smith vamn. h ilontilo hn, anil u iu.
oi uouDieireea, Has Deen attached
order. Said cause was continued
day of June. 13&7, at 9 o'clock a. in.
to the Wh
i ominous. aeD.. April 30. 1S87.
, William NovrxL.
Taken up, March 2eth, at the premises of
Laurence Byrne, six miles northeast of Colnm
P?" 1'Lf'r connmc 3 yeara old. branded on left
hip. "Q T." 1 hIfer, branded "J." a single
on .tht groin of aach heifer, and both red with
white Spots. Owner will nnivn nmurtv itnil n
IcbaW ' ""
SOPS LAURENCE BYRNES.
Wanted ! Wanted !
Everybody to know that I hive received my large
AND ALL KINDS OF
Yoacan Bave money b bu)ing of me.
dially invito jou to
Come and See,
DB2ec3. Boot Sigrra.,
KOK THK NEXT
K OKFKK OUR LAKCK ASP
CO.Mn.KTK STOCK OF
Furnishing Goods !
BOOTS & SHOES,
tStfCM, examine !xwlt and lenrn
Greisen Bros. & Co.
SCBRSDEE BEOS., Proprietors,
AXD DF.U.KK.S IV
All Kinds? Grain.
'WAY UP," Patent,
"IMPERIAL," "BIG 4,"
We guarant our fioiir to l equsl to any
manufactured in the state.
We call the attention or tht public to the fact
that we make a six-cmlt) of exchanging flour,
bran and shorts for wheat, as good flour and h
much of it as an other mill n this part tt the
fctate; eIso thes exchange of corn meal ror oru.
We have put in special machinery (or grinding
rjetlour and buckwheat flour.
CSSntisfaction guaranteed, l'liane give (U
a call.' JUelNJ-y
GRASS SEEDS ! !
HERIIH OEHLRICH t BRO'S.
Si b eb. .S7-4U10
ALWAYS ON HAND A FULL AND NEW LINK
OF (ilHX'KIUES WELL SELECTED.
CANNED AND DHIED, OF ALL KINDS.
(J UAHANTEED TO HE OF U EST
DRY GOODS !
BOOTS & SHOES !
-THAT DEFY COMPETITION.-
BUTTER AND EGGS
And all kinds of country produce taken in trade.
and all goods delirered free of charge
to any part of the city.
KEEP ONLY THE BEST GRADES OF FLOUR.