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WEDNESDAY. JUNE 2fl. 1887.
Omaha Fair, Sept. 510.
Fair at Schuyler Sept. 2124.
Schuyler Races July 1, 2 and 4.
Chautauqua Assembly June 29 July
Nebraska State Fair, Lincoln, Sept.
Platte County Fair at Columbua, Sept.
Snow fell in Pleasant Valley, MiniL,
Thebk is some hope that the inter
state commerce act will do good.
Earthquakes were reported felt last
week in Smyrna and the island of Scio
also at Constantinople.
The Platte Center Argus evidently
has more love for the rebel flag than it
haB for the Union soldier.
It is announced at Washington that
Secretary Lamar will probably go to
the Supreme bench to fill the vacancy.
A report came from Paris last week
that a damp explosion occurred in an
incompleted railway tunnel at Gap,
killing twelve Italian laborers and
William Caknes, an English tourist,
who was spending a few weeks at Erie,
Pa., committed suicide. He hanged
himself to a tree. He belonged to an
aristocratic family; had been suffering
It is reported from Oregon that smelt
ing works, to cost $50,000, are to be
erected at Tacoma, Washington Ter
ritory, and will bo the only institution
of the kind on the Pacific coast outside
of San Francisco.
It was reported from Denver last week
that Colorado, sub-chief of the Utes and
a noted renegade who has been depre
dating in the Uncoinpaghri district with
a following of GO to 100 Utes, has been
captured by tho troops.
Lawrence Donovan, the New York
bridge jumper, attempted to leap from
the suspension bridge at Clifton the
other dny.but was prevented by the police
and taken into custody on a charge of at
tempting to commit suicide.
Edward Clark, W. E. Miller and
G. A. Baker went sailing in a little boat
at Chicago tho other day and their ves
sel capsized during a severe squall and
all were drowned, and with the boat
went to the bottom of the lake.
Mr. Gladstone has sent a letter to a
friend in Washington City informing
him that his ago as well as engagements
prevent his visiting this conntry, but he
never loses an opportunity of saying
what seems likely to strengthen the
Union of this country.
The Columbus Journal calls the es
teemed Democrat of this city "the state
organ" of the bourbon party in Ne
braska. Isn't such recklessness likely
to lead to red riot? State Journal.
Shouldn't the best combination of
conscience, brains and energy be entitled
to the name of organ?
It is now the proper thing to indict
for manslaughter where patients die
under the care of quacks. This will be
a very effectual way to get rid of the
quacks, provided the prosecutions are
made. A much better way, however, is
to have nothing to do with them.
The Secretary of the Interior has or
dered that the strip of land embraced
in Bange 41, and lying along the border
of Colorado and Kansas, is to be opened
to settlement, This strip of land was
reserved from settlement and sale to
permit its use as a national cattle trail.
One day last week the 6teamer Cham
plain, of the Northern Michigan line,
bound for Cheboygan for Chicago,
burned at midnight between Norwood
and Charlevoix, at the mouth of the
Grand Travers. A large number of per
sons were lost. The steamer was valued
A frightful accident occurred the
other evening on the Philadelphia,
Wilmington & Baltimore railroad at
Havre de Grace, just at the entrance of
the bridge which spans the Susquehan
na river; two trains came together with
such terrible force, killing one man and
seriously injuring several others.
The other morning the most destruc
tive fire that ever visited Leavenworth
broke out in the furniture establishment
of Parmel & White. A varnish lamp
which a boy carried was broken and the
lamp exploded. The flames spread
rapidly and were not checked till 200,-
000 worth of property had been destroyed.
Thirteen stores were burned.
A special from Port Huron, Mich.,
Btating that five men the other morning
boarded the 1:15 Grand Trunk train at
Ft, Gratiot, going east, and uheld up"
the passengers. Several lost what
money they had, and one lost $160.
Three men have been arrested and are
now in jail at Detroit, and more arrests
are expected to follow.
Queen Victoria's subjects had a
grand jubilee celebration last week; the
first of the fifty-first year of her reign
finds millions of her subjects cheerfully
doing honor to her position by strictly
observing the grand jubilee celebration.
Beacon fires were lighted simultaneously
ob all the principal peaks from Corn
wall to the remotest part of Caithness,
forming a connected obaia of signals
over the whoje country.
MADSTONE WITH A SECOBD.
Eighty Tears ia Service in Curing Bites of
DTkrre HAUTEFune20. Terre Haute's
madstone. with its eighty years' record
of hundreds of applications, has twice
more been used within the past week.
James Walker, of Irving's Station, HL,
on the Indianapolis & St. Louis rail
road, brought his little girl here. She
had been bitten by a dog that showed
every sign of being rabid. The stone
would not adhere, and it was concluded
that if the dog was mad the virus had
remained in the clothing through which
the dog's teeth entered the flesh. There
is no instance of death in the record of
this stone when it has failed to adhere
to the flesh. A few days ago Miss
Hoover, of Newman, HI., was brought
here terribly lacerated by the bites of a
dog that died of rabies and had bitten
other dogs that had died in the same
manner. The stone immediately ad
hered to one of the wounds and could
not be removed for fourteen hours, when
it dropped off. During the time the
stone took on a dark color. It was
cleansed in sweet milk and applied to
another wound, remaining for ten hours.
Miss Hoover returned homo and word
has been received that she is steadily
Several of the tenants arrested at
Bodke for resisting officers have been
sentenced to prison at hard labor for
terms ranging from one to three years.
After being sentenced they were taken
to Ennis station under a heavy escort of
police. Crowds of sympathizing people
gathered and cheered them, and became
so demonstrative that police were order
ed to charge and disperse them. This
they did with a will, and plied their
batons so vigorously that several of the
people were seriously injured.
The body of a young woman was
identified, who died at the house of a
midwife in Chicago one day last week,
as that of Maggie Flynn formerly of
Des Moines, Iowa. One witness testified
that Maggie told her that she was en
gaged to a man in Iowa who was coming
to marry her in July. Miss Flynn was a
dress maker. The inquest was adjourn
ed over to give the coroner time to find
the father of the dead girl's child.
Malpractice is charged.
A recent writer has summed up the
number of years from the creation of
the United States Supreme court to be
ninety-eight, in this month, June 21st,
1887, and during that time only forty
three judges have reached the position.
The country in that period has had
twenty-two presidents, thirty secretaries
of state, thirty-seven of the treasury,
thirty-eight of war, thirty-one of the
navy, twenty-two postmasters general,
and thirty-six attorneys general.
A report reached Mount Sterling,
Ky., the other morning that Craig Tol
liver, the bold desperado, and his two
brothers, were killed at Moorehead in a
general fight between factions. The re
ports confirm the killing, but differ as
to the number of men killed, one placing
it at five, including Tolliver; another
states that Craig Tolliver, two of his
brothers and thirteen men were killed.
Patents granted to citizens of Ne
braska during the past week, and re
ported expressly for the Journal, by C.
A. Snow & Co. patent lawyers, opp. U.
S. patent office, Washington, D. C. M.
S. Briggs, Oxford, feeder for stoves; N.
O. Calking, Elm Creek, wagon box lock;
C. E. Conrad, Hastings, car coupling;
M. Maher, Fremont, ear coupling.
The Baldwin & Manchester stage
which runs from Baldwin to Barrett's
on the Missouri Pacific twice a day, was
stopped the other afternoon when re
turning within half a mile of Barrett by
two masked men with drawn revolvers
and roblied the driver and passengers of
$250 out of an estimated purse of $2,500.
The government commission to in
vestigate the Pacific railroads is at work
in earnest, and it is altogether probable
that the facts they are gathering will be
come valuable in tne bands of 6ome
Congressman who will have the in
dependence to do some work for the
people. The world is moving a little.
Carr Gailty of Murder in the First Degree.
ALBiox,June25,1887. The jury in the
Carr murder case came into court at 9
o'clock this morning and stated that
they had agreed upon a verdict. It was
for murder in the first degree. On the
first ballot the jury stood 10 for first
degree and 2 for second degree. Albion
At last accounts Bohanan had not
The street car war at Hastings, at last
report, was still progressing.
Governor Thayer last week appointed
Hon. Smith T. Caldwell of Nuckolls
county, state oil inspector.
Pawnee City's $5,000 creamery began
operations the other day. It will use
the milk of 1,200 cowb a day.
Dawes county, by an overwhelming
majority, carried $30,000 bonds to build
a county court house and jail.
Bonds for the Missouri Pacific from
Hastings to Superior carried three to
one. Bonfires and rejoicing of the
Burtz, the 13 year old son of
Rev. Burtz, was drowned in School
Creek, near Sutton, one afternoon last
week while in bathing.
Kearney is bound to have light, and
her city council has granted an electric
light franchise to Frank & O'Brien.
The plant is to be completed by July 18.
Elias Ash tho other day at Osceola,
was stabbed in the breast and dan
gerously injured by J. K. Dysart Both
men were from David City and both in
toxicated. Hastings one night last week had a
street car war. Two companies that
were granted the right of way on the
same street, and two sets of excited
hands engaged in laying track at the
same time, stirred up quite a hubbub in
Two little girls, daughters of Martin
Harder of Roe valley were badly hnrt a
few days-ago. They were a short dis
tance from the house looking at a CPlt,
and when found were helpless with a
broken leg each. How the accident oc
curred is not known. Albion Argus.
The other evening a collision occurred
between a Union Pacific freight train
and a B. & M. switch engine at the cros
sing of these roads at about midway
between Lincoln and west Lincoln, re
sulting in the death of M. B. Byron, an
employe of the Lincoln brick and tile
B. L. Richardson, the murderer of
"Skip" Willard who was brought to
Loup City one day last week for hearing,
was refused bail and remanded to jail to
await trial at the next term of court,
which convenes in October. Wall &
Long, and General Connor' appeared for
the state, and J. R Scott and Jim Paul,
for the defense.
J. C. Boyd, ex-county superintendent
of Otoe county, was blood-poisoned on a
wire barb about a month ago, and is in a
very critical condition. It was his hand
that was hurt; the arm swelled terribly,
clear to the shoulder, with great, white
spots appearing, and on Wednesday
green spots showed on the hand, leading
the physicians to fear that it was too
late for amputation. Fremont Herald.
The regular examination for state
teachers' certificates, (of which there are
to be three, the other two to be held at
Lincoln and Hastings,) will be hold at
Fremont, in the high school building, on
the 17th, 18th and 19th of August This
examination will be conducted by the
state examining board, consisting of
Messrs. J. W. Love, of this city, Prof.
Barton, of York, and Superintendent
McCluskey, of Lancaster county. A
certificate from such a board will mean
something, because it will be earned by
C. B. Camp, of Grant precinct, has a
fish pond about an acre in extent in
which he placed a few carp three years
ago when they were little fellows. They
are now grown to be great fat fish 15 to
18 inches long, and the few have pro
pagated until now the pond is fairly
alive with little fellows an inch or two
long. The pond is a bend in a small
creek which he fixed by building dams
and cutting a canal to run the creek
water alongside instead of through his
ponds. The pond is fed by springs and
has a deep part for hiding places and
shallow for feeding grounds. Mr. Camp
thinks that from now on he will have an
abundance of fish for his own use.
From our regular correspondent.
This city for the past few days has
been getting its share of the torrid wave,
and those of its sweltering citizens who
can afford such luxuries are fleeing to
the sea shore or the mountains, while
others who are less fortunate, find tem
porary relief in boating and picnicing
on the Potomac. In fact, it is the gen
eral picnic season of churches, societies
and Sunday Schools, and almost daily
the historic river floats many crafts
bearing hundreds of passengers on
The episode of the rebel battle flags
has provoked volumes of comment in
the newspapers of the country and still
continues to be a topic of general dis
cussion, private as well as public. There
can be no question but the President's
action in the matter was ill-advised,
and that it seriously shocked the pa
triotic and national sentiment of the
States that were loyal to the Union
during the Rebellion, more especially
those of them that are faithful to the
fortunes and principles of the republi
can party. It is well for the President
and his party that he had the tact to
gracefully acknowledge, that, owing to
his hasty action and ignorance of the
law on the subject, he hed erred in
approving the order removing the flags,
for once exemplifying the adage that
"Discretion is the better part of valor."
These faded, tattered banners are the
trophies of the gallant heroes in blue
who won them by their precious blood,
and these relics of war should be sacred
ly and tenderly cherished by the great
nation that was saved, in that awful
baptism of fire, from the twin curse of
slavery and disunion.
It would seem from the late report of
the grand jury of the District of Colum
bia that great numbers of the govern
ment employes are threatened with
danger more disastrous than dismissal
from office. Says the report: "We have
taken testimony as to the condition of
the different government buildings in
this city, and find that the treasury de
partment, interior department and post
office department buildings are in very
bad sanitary condition, owing, principal
ly, to the defective manner in which the
sewers and sewer connections in them
are constructed. From this cause the
health and lives of those who occupy
these buildings are endangered. If
such buildings are kept in such a con
dition by a private individual he would
be liable to indictment for maintaining
a nuisance. We recommend that Con
gress be requested to provide a remedy
for this great evil." The report pro
nounces the government printing office
a veritable fire-trap. There are two
wooden stair-ways, and only one of them
extends above the second floor, which
in case of fire, would make the danger
to life very great to those on the third
and fourth floors, particularly when
you remember that most of them are
females. Not over three-fourths of the
employes could use the present fire
escapes. The colored people of this city were
greatly enthused and gratified the other
night by President Cleveland distribut
ing diplomas to the graduating class of
their High School, which was a grateful
The people of this city and District
have long been restless under disfran
chisement, feeling quite naturally that,
as citizens of the United States, they
should have the same privileges as other
citizens of the states. They have not
only been denied the right to vote but
are also deprived of "home rule," many
of the most important local officers
being filled by non-residents of the Dis
trict. There is a committee of one
hundred whose duty it is to agitate
these questions, and it is earnestly hoped
that they will ultimately accomplish
the object desired, although the pros
pect of securing such results is not the
The knowing ones declare that the
President is casting about for new Cabi
net materials, he having determined to
promote Secretary Lamar to the Su
preme bench vacancy. As it is certain
that a sputnerner will fill the place, I am
sure Mr. Lamar would be far more ac
ceptable generally than any other man
from that section, for he is brilliant,
conservative, and progressive.
I learn that Speaker Carlisle will
come to the Capitol next month for the
purpose of holding a conference with
President and Secretary Fairchild as to
the advisability of calling an extra ses
sion of Congress. The general opinion
of those best informed is that the demo
crats will avoid an extra session unless
they conclude that it is imperatively
necessary both for the relief of the
country from financial trouble and the
salvation of the democracy. &
Synopsis of the Proceeding of the Board of
Wednesday, a. h. June 15, 1887.
Board of equalization met at 9 o'clock
a. m. pursuant to adjournment. Chair
man Hudson presiding and John Stauf
fer clerk. Full board present.
On motion reading of the minutes was
Chas. A. Speioe appeared before the
board on behalf of M. Gottschalk asking
for a reduction of assessment on real
On motion of Supr. Henry the assess
ment on sw of nw of sec. 20 and se,
of ne4 of sec. 19, town 17, range 1 east,
was reduced from $30 to $20 per acre,
and on ne of ne t of sec 19 and nwf
of nw4 of sec. 20, was reduced from $15
to $10 per acre, and on se4 of setf sec.
18, and sw of sw& of sec. 17, all in
town 17, range 1, east, was reduced from
$10 to $5 per acre.
The committee on equalization pre
sented the following:
To the Hon. Board of Supervisors:
Your committee respectfully submit the
following report as to equalization:
ADD. TO ASSESSED VALUATION OF
Joliet township 5 percent! 2 500 00
8t Bernard township 25 " 117J900
Shell Creek township 5 "
Bismark township 5 "
Burrows township 5 "
Grand Prairie township 8 "
Wooodville township IS "
EDUCE THE ASSESSED VALUATION OF
Granville township 5 percent! 71S00
Walker township. 3 " 238500
Bherman townsoip 5 " 280100
iwnship a annuo
Columbus township ....
7 12283 00
ADD TO THE ASSESSED VALUATION IM
Loup township 4 percent! 17900
Lost Creek township 4 " 47400
Butler township 15 " 83800
Monroe township 20 M 91500
Shell Creek township 7 ' 4400
Granville township 5 " 87300
City of Columbus 2 14200
Sherman township 3 286 00
BXDCCE THE ASSESSED VALUATION IN
Grand Prairie township 3 per cent $ 253 00
Burrows township a
Creston township 7 "
Columbus townshiD 7
Bismark township 3
Walker township II
Woodville township 5
Ht. Bernard township 12
Joliet township 5
$5 237 00
ADD TO ASSESSED VALUATION IN
Grand Prairie township 8 per cent $ Mil 00
Butler township 8 " 521 4
Bismark township 10 " 184100
Walker township 5 " SS4U
Ht. Bernard township 20 " 569U)
Granville township 8 ' 31300
&EDCCK AH8K8SED VALUATION IN
Creston township 11 per cent $ 601 00
Humphrey township 13 " 1 351 00
Cityof Columbus 10 " 28900
Columbus township 8 " 128100
XCLES AND A88ES.
ADD TO ASSESSED VALUATION OP
Burrows township 10 per cent $ 44 00
Butler township 10 " 3000
Monrce township 5 " 2200
Loup township 10 " 1400
Cityof Columbus 10 " 1000
BEDUCK ASSESSED VALUATION OP
Columbus township 5 per cent $ 47 00
Bismark township 5 " 3400
Woodville township 12 " 1800
Granville township 10 " 2400
Joliet township 5 " 1100
ADD TO ASSESSED VALUATION OF
Butler township 25 per cent $
Shell Creek township
Grand Prairie township.
St. Bernard township
Lost Creek township
BEDUOE ASSESSED VALUATION OF
Creston township 12 per cent $ 65 00
Walker township 15
Humphrey township 15
Joliet township 20
Cityof Columbus 15
John C. Swartsley,
A. J. Rolf,
On motion of Supr. Henry, report of
committee was accepted and adopted
and com. discharged.
On motion of Supr. Henry the com
munication of W. H. Bussel, tax agent
of U. P. and 0.4RV. railroads, was re
ferred back to him with request that he
furnish plat of city lots claimed in right
of way, showing the location thereof.
On motion of Supr. Olson, of Creston,
Supra. Newman, Swartsley and Rolf
were appointed a committee to prepare
levy of taxes for the county.
On motion board adjourned until 2
o'clock p. m.
Wednesday, p. ic, June 5, "87.
Board called to order at 2 o'clock p.
m. by Chairman Hudson. John Stanffer,
clerk. Members all present. Board
met as aboard of equalization.
Dr. F. J. Schug appeared before the
board complaining of increased assess
ment upon his real estate in Steven's
On motion of Supr. Clark, the assess
ment on lots 3 and 4 in block 14 in Stev
en's addition to city of Columbus, owned
by Dr. F. J. Schug, was reduced to
The committee on levies presented the
Gentlemen: Your committee on
levies for county purposes for the year
1887 respectfully submit the following
Resolved by the Board of Supervisors
of Platte county, Nebraska, that there
be and ia hereby on the total assessed
valuation of all the real, personal and
mixed property in said county for the
year 1887, the following rate per cent,
which said levy is made on a basis of a
total assessed valuation of $2,383,000.00,
And for the payment of interest and
5 per cent of principal on $15,000.00 of
Butler precinct bridge bonds, a levy of
15 mills be assessed upon all the taxable
property in Butler and Loup townships.
And for the payment of the interest of
$25,000.00 or Columbus precinct bonds a
levy of 24 mills be assessed upon all the
taxable property in Columbus township
and in the city of Columbus.
County general fund (including support
of poor) 9 mills
County bridge fund 4 "
L. A N. W. R. B., interest on $109,000.00
bonds 4 "
County general bridge bond fund 1 "
County road fund 1
Total, 19 "
runner resoivea mat were De and is
hereby levied a Labor Tax of $3.00 upon
each person liable to same under sec. 78,
chap. 77 of the compiled statutes of Ne
braska. The total assessed valuation of
said county being $283,000.00, the
county clerk is hereby instructed to
mako out tho tax lists for tho year 1887
on that basis.
Wm. J. Newman,
A. G. Rolf, y Com,
John C. Swartsley,
On motion the report of the committee
was accepted and adopted.
The following levies were presented
and on motion approved by the board:
CITT OF COLUMBUS.
For general revenue purposes 10 mills
ptynientof interest on water bonds 5 "
" " " expense in running
V Sal tfs WrClagUva
Total. 20 "
For general revenue pnrp Kks 10 mills
Total 10 "
VILLAOE OF PLATTE CENTER.
For general revenue purposes 10 mills
erection of calaboose etc., etc., (spec
ial) ........T.. 20 "
Total 30 "
For general fund 3 mills
Cu&l ........................ ..
" hriflim " "
Total 7 "
For general fund 3 mills
" hriilim " 1 "
Total 7 "
SHELL CBEEK TOWNSHIP.
For general fund 3 mills
" nuul " "
aJa $Uv A
TotiL 6 "
OBAND PBAIBIE TOWNSHIP.
Forgeneral fund 3 mills
" nuiil ' "
" bridgo " 2 "
Forgeneral fund 3 mills
IUUU .......................... fc
' hridim " "
Total 7 "
fund 3 mills
" road " 2 "
" bridge " 1 "
Total 6 "
LOST CBEEK TOWNSHIP.
Forgeneral fund 3 mills
" rruul !! "
4 mmi a
" bridge " 2 "
fund 3 mills
Forgeneral fund 3 mills
fund 3 mills
ST. BEBNABD TOWNSHIP.
" road "
" bridge "
" road " .
' bridge " .
Total 7 "
Forgeneral fund 3 mills
" road " 2 "
" bridge " 2 "
Total 7 "
After reading and approving the
several school district levies, and ad
ding where necessary, a levy to meet the
interest on bonded indebtedness, the
board on motion adjourned until Thurs
day morning at 9 o'clock.
Thursday, a. m. June 16th.
Board of Equalization met at 9 o'clock
a. m., Chairman Hudson presiding, John
Stauffer, clerk. Members all present
but Supr. Maag.
On motion of Supr. Truman, the chair
man and clerk were instructed to levy
mills insane hospital tax, when the state
levies are received.
On motion of Supr. Olson of Creston,
the clerk was instructed to add to the
tax lists such school district levies not
now filed as may be presented within a
reasonable time, and properly certified.
On motion of Supr. Rolf the Board of
Equalization now adjourned and the
Board organized for general business.
Supr. Rolf presented the following:
Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of
Platte county, that the county bridge
fund be and is hereby apportioned to
each township pro rata according to the
quota they may be entitled to by their
assessed valuation. Carried.
On motion of Supr. Campbell of Loup,
road district No. 15 in Loup township
was divided into two separate road dis
tricts as follows: the dividing line to
run north and south on the half section
line through sections 7, 18, 19, 30 and 31
all in town 17, range 2, west, and all
south of the Loup river. The district
on the west of said line to be known as
road district No. 15, and on the east side
as road district No. 58.
A communication from the President
of the Home of the Friendless at Lin
coln, Neb., relative to an inmate, one
Willie Henningdon, an inmate claiming
a residence in Platte county, was re
ferred to Supr. Truman with power to
The following official bonds were pre
sented and approved: A. D. Buck, road
overseer, Woodville twp., Win. Burrows,
constable, Lost Creek twp., Arthur
Watts, road overseer, Lost Creek twp.
On motion, S. Martindale was ap
pointed constable for St. Bernard town
ship. On motion the clerk was instructed to
apportion the mileage of the F.E. & Mo.
Valley Ry. to the respective townships,
villages and school and road districts
through which it passes in this county.
The application of the county clerk
for two assistants for and during the
time of preparing the tax lists for the
current year was granted.
On motion of Supr. Swartsley, a spec
ial committee, consisting of Supra. Hess,
Pinson and Henry, was appointed to
whom the bills of the assessors were referred.
On motion of Supr. Rolf the bills of
the judges and clerks of the special
election held in January 1S87, were re
ferred to the same committee.
The petition of F. Meyer and others
for a public road was referred back to
the petitioners for f reo right of way.
Petition of Robert E. Evans, and
others, same action.
Petition of Joseph L. Truman and
others, same uction.
In the matter of the petition of Hans
Christensen and others for a public road
commencing at sw. corner of sec. 12,
town 19, range 4, west, and running
thence north on section line two miles,
and terminating at the no. corner of sec.
2, town 19, range 4, west, the same was
on motion ordered opened, and the
clerk instructed to publish notice of
same, and fix a time not less than 60
days or more than 90 days from this
date to file objections thereto or claims
for damages caused thereby.
In the matter of the "Chris Johnson"
road, further action was deferred until
the town of Lindsay shall settle all
claims for damages caused by the loca
tion of said road.
Same action in tho matter of the
The application of Waldrick G.
Mueller for liquor license in Humphrey
township was withdrawn by petitioner.
On motion board adjourned until 2
o'clock p. m.
Thubsdat, p. m., June 16th.
Board convened at 2 o'clock p. m. All
present but Supr. Maag.
Supr. Henry offered the following:
Resolved, that all petitions for public
roads from any township in this county,
be referred to tho respective town boards
for their investigation and recommen
dation, before action be taken by the
county Board of Supervisors. Roll
called for vote, Brann, Campbell of
Humphrey, Clark, Henry, Milslagle,
Newman, Olson of Creston, Pinson,
Swartsley and Mr. Chairman voting
yes 10. Burrows, Campbell of Loup,
Hess, Olson of Walker, Rolf, Truman
and Waggoner voting no 8.
Motion declared carried.
Supr. Henry presented the following:
Resolved, that the chairman and clerk
of this board be, and are hereby directed
and instructed to issue a warrant for
the sum of $200.00 to the county at
torney, at the end of each regular yearly
quarter for the current year for services
rendered Platte county as its duly
elected and acting county attorney.
Provided however that the chairman
and-clerk shall not issue any of said
warrants whenever the board would be
prohibited from issuing the same for
want of funds or that the per cent of
the levy for the current year is ex
hausted. Roll called for vote, Braun, Campbell
of Loup, Campbell of Hnmphrey, Clark,
Henry, Maher, Milslagle, Newman, Pin
son, Swartsley, Waggoner and Mr. Chair
man voting Yes 12. Burrows, Hess,
Olson of Walker, Olson of Creston, Rolf
and Truman voting No 6.
Resolution declared carried and
On motion board adjourned until
Friday at 10 o'clock a. m.
"In peace prepare for war;" in snmnier, pre
pare for winter, and among jour preparations
don't forget that if you can save one-third to
one-half on your expense for fuel, by an ap-
pnance oi mile cost, it will pa;
jou to take a
little trouble to provide joursel:
I with one.
rrancis nam-, jr.. or Everest, nan., tne in
ventor of the appliance referred to, is here dis
posing of territory, and has made some sales of
The appliance is an ordinary drum except that
it is divided into apartments running the length
of the drum; one of these is virtually a contin
uation of the pipe, when the damper is not
turned, and makes a direct draft when desired
for starting a fire; when the damper is turned,
the partitions are so arranged that the heated air
and smoke go alternately upward and down
ward through all the apartments (usually live in
number, owing to the relative size of pie and
drum) and finally up the chimney. The princi-
Sle is precisely the same as that of the famons
lennonite heating furnaces, and applied to cook
or heating stoves, utilizes a great deal more of
the heat evolved from tho fuel than is done by
the ordinary drum. The pictures of progress
A fire, on tho ground, under the open canopy
of heaven; two postn, a cross stick and the pot
of victuals hanging over the fire.
Second, the same, only a rude wall around, and
a cone-shaped roof, with a hole in the middle
for the smoke to curl out at.
Third, the open grate, in the open fire-place, a
great portion of the heat escaping up the chim
ney into the outer air.
Fourth, the stove.
Fifth, the stove and drum, increasing the
amount of surface heated by the same fuel.
Sixth, tho greatly improved droni, or Kadia
Tob, with a more intense and therefore more
Jenetrating heat from the same amount of fuel;
brming a reservoir for heat except as it escapes
through the metallic enclosure, and what little
gets out through the chimney.
Abundant certificates can ue given from those
who have used the Uadiatob that it does all
that is claimed for it, but the following are suf
ficient: Blue Hills, Nebb., )
March 21, 1887. J
1 have tested the .qualities of the Marak Radia
tor, and it gave satisfaction in every particular
he claims for it. Da. A. J. Kodoebs.
. June 14. 1SH7. J
I liave tried Francis Marak's patent radiator
on my cook stove and found it to do all that he
claims. It caused the kettle to boil and the
oven to heat, quick, with one-half the fuel we
had been using without the Radiator. We got
breakfast with 19 corn cobs, and the oven was
hot enough to bake biscuits.
John L. Stuboeon.
Last week one morning the Prince
of Wales with -his family, and
the kings of Denmark, Greece and Sax
ony, were reported in London attending
the Wild West Bhow.
Drunkenness or the Liquor Habit Positively
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It can be given in a cap of coffee or
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men who have taken Golden Specific in
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Several new silk mills are reported
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All sufferers with such chronic ail
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of the lungs), and kindred diseases
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It is claimed that there are 108 cotton
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dollars more are being invested in mills
and five millions mora in cotton seed
It is the opinion of theologians and
lawyers and judges that as a rule
women are truthful. Hence, the public
rightfully attaches great value to the
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Mrs. Mask is the wife of one of the
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After suffering two years with an ulcer
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to the foot, recently she hus been cured.
Bead what cured her:
Gut P. O., Miss., Feb. 1G, 1887.
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The Fiend Dyspepsia Kxercied.
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