The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, September 07, 1887, Image 2

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Conine Events.
Omaha Fair, Sept. 510.
Soldiers Reunion, Omaha, Sept. 510.
Nebraska State Fair, Lincoln, Sept
Fair at Schuyler Sept. 2124.
Platte County Fair at Columbus, Sept
Fair at Albion Oct. 4 .
Republican Stato Convention, Lin
coln, Wednesday, October 5th. Platte
county is entited to 6 delegates.
Queen Victoria has
House for Balmoral Castle.
Emotion sways a far larger multitude
than can be influenced by cold logic
Strawberries in every month in the
year except January at San Francisco.
Mrs. Cleveland can harness her
horse and she is not ashamed to do it.
The United States chew, smoke and
Bnuff every
year 8256,000,000 worth of
Mrs. Grant is occupying her Long
Branch cottage with her son. Col. Fred
Grant, and his family.
A book has been written "for middle
aged women." It will have no readers.
Women are either young or old.
Austria produced the largest nugget
of gold ever discovered. It weighed 136
pounds and was found at Ballarat
The Springfield Republican would
support Robert T. Lincoln for president,
but he has no desire to be a candidate.
A brisk earthquake shock was experi
enced at the City of Mexico, August 29,
agitating houses and making people
Congressman Bradt of Virginia
warmly favors Mrs. Hancock, widow of
Gen. Hancock, for the Washington post
mastership. Colorow and his band are reported
back at the agency, and say they want
no moro fighting. Everything is quiet
now and Indian chiefs all counsel peace.
It is stated in an exchange that the
editor of the Grand Island Independent
has been arrested for criminal libel upon
a warrant sworn out br W. H. Michael.
Miss Gahrielle M. Greeley, is said
to be the only surviving member of
Horace Greeley's family who some years
ago lought her father's farm and house
at Chappaqua.
Tnn Hour mill of W. E. Seek k Co., at
Kewanee, Wis., burned the other night
It was one of the finest roller mills in
that part of the state. The property
was valued at $40,000.
Mrs. Belle Feelt, an insane inmate
of the county jail, Clarion, Pa., was cre
mated the other day in her cell, the re
sult of a fire she had kindled from paper
torn from the walls.
A pecuIjIae plan, by which a portion
of the government's surplus money may
be used, is proposed in the suggestion
that letter postage be reduced to one
cent. The postal department of the
government has never produced a sur
: plus of revenue, and has never been run
for that purpose. The policy has been
to reduce postage as soon as the revenue
began to approximate expenditures. The
policy proposed of one cent postage
would be the most extreme yet pursued
by the post office department. The part
which cheap postage has played in the
development of the past twenty-five
years is not generally realized. There
can be no harm in continuing in the
same direction still further. One of the
chief advantages to be derived from a
change to one cent postage would be to
largely do away with postal cards. The
extent to which these are used at pres
ent shows that one cent postage would
be appreciated. Albany Exjtress.
The news from the fight with Colorow
comes from Denver and is represented
to be a tolerably hard fought battle be
tween the Utes and the state troops, un
der Major Leslie, of Leadville, Sheriff
Kendall's posse and Pritchard's scouts;
it was one of the hottest fought battles
ever waged against the Indians in the
west. Ten Indians are reported killed
and wounded, one white man killed and
five wounded. Both sides fought in
true Indian style. The Indians re
treated, and late reports say they have
gone to the reservation. The Btate
troops are reported to have met five
companies of colored troops from Fort
Duchene, and that Colorow and the In
dian horse thieves will be arrested. If
it be true that the Utes have gone to
the reservation, the worst of the Ute
war is over.
Col. Babcock, of Chicago, a highly re
spectable dealer in lumber, died a short
time ago from the effects of a pistol shot
wound which it is understood was fired
by Miss Sarah Dodge but never fully ex
plained by Col. Babcock previous to his
death. It is intimated by the friends
and attorneys of Miss Dodge that if she
is to be prosecuted for murder that her
friends will insist on the defense that
she killed Babcock in defense of her
honor. And the general belief prevails
among the relatives of Col. Babcock that
the shooting was purely accidental, and
if shown to be such it would be a cruel
ty to prosecute Miss Dodge for murder.
She voluntarily entered into $10,000
bonds to answer any charge the grand
jury may bring against her.
State factory inspectors, Frances and
Connelly, of New York, have made their
first finance report. They find an alarm
ing amount of child labor in factories,
over 1,200 children less than sixteen
years old being employed in the Har
mony cotton mills at Cohoes alone.
There is a corresponding amount of il
literacy. Fully one-third of the affi
davits made by the parents were signed
with a cross, and their children have no
opportunity to acquire any education.
Child immigrants from Europe are ac
tually better informed than the working
children of this state.
T. G. Knott of New Albany, Inch, was
arrested the other day on a charge of
using the United States mails for fraud
ulent purposes. He sent letters the
other day to Sumpterville, Fbx, offering
to sell a supply of ten dollar counterfeit
bills at a big discount The letters
were returned to the chief of police, who
arrested Knott 'when he went to the
post office for his mail.
During the debate in the house of
commons the other evening, Sexton said
he believed Ireland was the only country
in the world where, with a steady de
creasing population, there existed a
steady increasing police force to overawe
the people. In the house of commons,
after nine hours of discussion, the vote
for the Irish constabulary was carried,
107 to 50.
a democratic editor
The democrats of Iowa have nominat
ed a state ticket and expressed confi
dence in the integrity and ability of
President Cleveland's administration,
including vetoes, etc
It is stated in an exchange that the
total eclipse of the sun on the 26th of
August, was visible over a belt about 150
miles wide from Berlin east to Japan
and out into the Pacific
Public interest has been revived in
the Haddock murder case at Sioux City.
Judge Wakefield is presiding over the
district court and has assigned Mun
chrath's case first for trial.
The Ohio wool growers' association
held a meeting the other day at Colum
bus, O., in which they expressed a de
sire for proper protection on that article
to the producers of the country.
It is stated among the foreign news
that the English government is prepar
ing to enforce the crimes act That
Davitt and O'Brien are to be vigorously
prosecuted for stirring up sedition.
A crowded theater at Exeter, Eng
land, burned Monday night 130 bodies
have been removed. About 30 women
were burned. The flames overtook the
people, who were wedged in an immova
ble mass, and roasted them to death.
Second Comptroller BuTLERof the
treasury department wants a number of
army paymasters to settle up their old
accounts at once. Some of them are
getting largely in arrears and do not ap
pear inclined to make settlement quick
ly. Judge Reeves of Bloomington, HL,
has admitted to bail in the sum of 31,000
Timothy Coughlin, section foreman of
the Toledo, Peoria & Western, who was
held responsible for the Chatsworth
wreck by which nearly 100 lives were
.The body or a Chinaman was found 1
lying along the Chicago & Alton railway
track near Gilliam, Mo with his left arm
and neck broken and a handkerchief
stuffed in his mouth. It is thought he
was thought he was robbed and thrown
from the night train.
It is believed by a good many people
of both political parties of Maryland
that the Gorman-Higgins plan of run
ning the state is a disgrace to American
politics, and an effort will be made on
the part of some democrats in Maryland
to get rid of the combination.
Tn pension office at Washington has
information that Henry S. Anderson, of
Washington county, Ark, has been con
victed of six separate offences against
the pension laws; for taking illegal fees,
presenting fraudulent papers and forg
jmg evidence.
The finding of the general court mar
tial which tried Captain Cyrus N. Gray,
twenty-fifth infantry, has leen acted
upon by the President Captain Gray
was found guilty of conduct to the pre
judice of good order and military dis
cipline, by appearing at inspection at
Fort Meade, Dak., and for duty as officer
of the day, while drunk. The sentence
of the court was dismissal from the
military service, and the President ap
proved the sentence. His dismissal will
take place Sept. 1.
The citizens of New York claim to
know that recently about $1,500,000 of
gold was shipped from New York to San
Francisco, and that but for this excep
tional movement the surplus reserve of
the banks would have shown in increase
of over $2,000,000. The amount of gold
gone to California is, however, more
than offset by the arrival of $2,249,184
on tne Umhna and La Gasaoigne the
other morning, thus making the total
imports since July 23, $5,232,079.
A report comes from Columbia, S.
C, that" it is probable the losses of the
rice crop will exceed $100,000, tho esti
mate made two weeks ago. There is
said to be a very serious question now
before the rice planters. It is what dis
position to make of colored laborers on
their plantations, until the first of next
year. There is no way. for them to earn
a living. If nothing is done for them
during the next four months they will
We suppose that, in the interest of
harmony for the party, the Platte Cen
ter Argus, the organ of the independent
democracy of Platte county, has the fol
lowingto say:
"One of the most difficult offices to fill this fall
i the county treasnrership. It is unsafe to put
any man in the position unless he is a good ac
countant. The mere fact that a man is a fellow
who will "set them upland crack vulgar jokes,
does not go to show that he can keep the various
funds and accounts in the treasurer's office
Now and then
pokes out his head and remarks
rebel flag boom has about died out, and
schreechers are silent." But the fact re
mains that profound silence upon the
question is wise discretion for Demo
crats. It was a big blunder of a blun
dering man and his smartest act was
when he crawfished. Inter-Ocean.
The Louisville Courier-Journal frank
ly admits that "republican sentiment is
growing in the mountain counties" of
Kentucky. The Courier-Journal says
that "there is no question about it," and
adds, "It is highly probable that the
next congressional delegation "from this
state will contain four republicans."
Rev. Dr. Joseph Parker of the city
temule. London, who for years was a
bosom friend of Henry Ward Beecher,
arrived in New York the other morning.
It is understood that while here he will
deliver a eulogy on Beecher at the
academy in Brooklyn, on Oct 4th next,
under the auspices of the Beecher statue
Gladstone has written a reply to the
Duke of Argyle's recent attack. He
says: "The Duke of Argyle is an old
friend whose attacks I prefer bearing
silently. I do not excuse tyranny but I
wsh to have the National League dealt
with legally and not by arbitrary de
cision of the viceroy or Secretary for
Ireland." ,
Gen. Belknap has a son who some
years ago wanted to take a clerkship in
a Washington department, but his
father begged him to do anything else
that was honorable. He hired himself
to a railway company as brakeman, and
stuck to it He has just been appointed
assistant superintendent of the road.
S. McGhee, of Abbeville county, S.
C, attempted to interfere with the man
agement of his father's household af
fairs, and a quarrel resulted, in which
the father threw a boot at the son, when
the son rushed upon his father and with
a large knife cut his throat The old
man died instantly, and the son fled.
Bishop Wm. L. Harris, of the Metho
dist Episcopal church, died at his home
in New York, of heart disease, at 5:20 on
on the evening of the 2d inst He be
gan his career as a minister in 1836, and
it is said of him that he had circumnav
igated the globe and visited many lands
in the interest of missionary work.
George C. Deals, postmaster at West
Point, Carbon county, Pa., charged with
embezzling $500 and $600 of the funds of
the office, was given a hearing before U.
S. Commissioner Kirkpatrick in Eaton,
Pa., and held in $2,000 bonds for trial at
the United States court Deals was ap
pointed in 18S5.
Michael Davitt addressed the Bray
branch of the league the other day. He
said if England imprisoned men for re
sisting the injustices of landlordism and
exercising the rights of free speech, the
country would be steeped to the lips in
crime during the coming winter.
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. E.
Ware, Omaha, injector; W. H. Tyler,
David City, corn husker.
Mrs. Sarah Jackson, wife of Andrew
Jackson, jr., and mistress of the White
House during President Jackson's
second term, died at "The Hermitage"
on the 23d ult, aged eighty-one years.
A report comes from London the
other day that there had been 116,000
of gold withdrawn from the Bank of
England for shipment to America.
Rev. David Seymour, of the M. E.
church at Janesville, Minn., and Mrs.
Fannie Henry, wife of the editor of the
Janesville Argus, were arrested the
other day in New York charged with
adultery. They had eloped sometime
ago and sailed for Europe, and finding
they were pursued by Henry, doubled
on their trail by coming to New York.
The detectives who made the arrest
found the run-aways in the steerage.
The superintendent of the recruiting
service at Washington City has been or
dered to send thirty recruits to Fort
Snelling, Minn., for assignment to the
twelfth infantry, and fifteen colored cav
alry recruits to such posts in the depart
ment of Arizona as the commanding
general of the department shall desig
nate for assignment, to the tenth cav-alrv.
Randall Blakeslee, a half breed In
dian, made a balloon ascension at a
county fair at Prinston, Mo, and when
at the height of 500 feet in
descending, he lost his grasp and fell.
He lit on his feet in a corn field, his
thigh bones were broken and driven in
to the trunk of his body.
Notwithstanding the large pension
payments last month, amounting to
$16500,000, receipts for the month are
more than $7,500,000 in excess of the
total expenditure during the same
period. The receipts have averaged
Lots worth $17,000 were sold the other
day at Kearney.
Cherry county repeats good crops,
having had plenty of rain.
Furnas county crop reports make a
much better showing than was anticipat
ed. A new flouring mill is expected to be
erected soon at Omaha, with a capacity
of 400 barrels a day.
Humphrey Bros.' hardware store at
Lincoln was burglarized the other night
to the amount of $200.
Notwithstanding the rain nearly every
day at Fairmont district fair, Hon. C. H.
Van Wyck delivered the address.
The sudden death of Mrs. James Kel
ley, at Mason City, the other day, was
decided by the jury to be a natural
The Nebraska City district camp
meeting was in session at Auburn on
the 28th inst, and was attended by at
least 2,000 people.
Schuyler reports the heaviest rainfall
Thursday night of last week, ever known
in that county. Four inches of water
fell in two hours.
The Kansas City & Omaha railroad
tracklayers have reached McCool Junc
tion from the south. This gives McCool
the third outlet, over which the people
are rejoicing.
Fairmont district fair opened the
31st nit. Sixty-two speed horses are re
ported on the grounds. This is the first
fair held in western Nebraska, and a
large attendance is expected.
J. H. Meschaim of York, an atlas pub
lisher, was shot and instantly killed by
the accidental discharge of a gun in the
hands of N. W.Flasig, of Bed Cloud,
while hunting just east of Ord.
Hon. J. M. Thurston, the other night.
at the opera house in Loup Gity,-delivered
his lecture on General Ctfant, to
a crowded house. The speaker was fre-
over $1,000,000 a day, and now amount j quently interrupted .by rounds of hearty
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Two railway graders at Crete quar
relied and one stabbed the othfcr just
above the heart The knife struck a rib
and glanced aside. The wound will not
probably prove fatal. The man who
did the stabbing made his escape.
Last week a two days' soldiers re
union was held at the fair grounds at
Orleans. A district organization was
accomplished. Holdridge captured Or
leans in a sham battle It was the big
gest gathering ever held in the valley.
A heavy wind storm struck near Alma
the other day blowing down a school
house, and several farm bouses that lay
in the track of the storm. The funnel
shaped cloud could be seen plainly by
the naked eye in its rapid circular mo
tion, being a terrible thing to look at.
A collision of two freight trains oc
curred on the main line of the B. & M.
near Ashland the other morning. Sev
eral cars of merchandise were wrecked
and the track blocked for hours. Three
men were seriously injured by the break
ing of a rope. Their names could not
be learned.
Judge Powers and Crawford at Nor
folk, in chambers, decided the contest
for the county seat in Knox county, in
favor of the action of the board casting
out over 100 fraudulent votes cast at
Creighton, by refusing to grant the writ
for recanvassing the vote. This till
ing, it is believed, will end the contest.
Mrs. Antoinette Conklin, of Moorfield,
was found guilty the other day of mur
der in the second degree, for poisoning
her daughter, Emma May, last May.
Judge Uocnrane sentenced ner to im
prisonment in the penitentiary to a term
of ten years. The case will be appealed
by Lewis & Shelby, attorneys for the defense.
The rain that fell at Albion on the
night of the first was the heaviest fall in
years at that place. It flooded the streets
and filled the cellars in the business
part of the town. The Union Pacific
and Elkhorn Valley railroads have been
washed out in several places and no
trains on the 2d inst, on either.
Thomas Cadley, a stranger iu Tobias,
employed as helper for the masons on
the Kansas City & Omaha road, cut his
throat the other day. He had severed
the exterior of the jugular vein and the
clotting of the blood thereby stopped the
hemorrhage, alone saved his life. It is
thought he was temporarily insane The
physician entertains some hope of recov
ery with the chances unfavorable.
"Pay as you go" and you will eat your
own bread and wear your own coat
The man who follows this law can eat
with better appetite, sleep more soundly,
have more comfort in life, and be-more
respected by his fellows, and have a bet
ter character than he can in following
the other and worse way. He will find
it easier to pay, easier to believe and
easier to help in every good cause. Ue
will live more happily and die more peace
fully. Sherman Co. Times.
A late report from the Indian battle
with Colorow states that there wero five
killed instead of two, and four wounded.
Several Indians and two squaws were
killed and five wounded. There has
been no fighting since, but over six hun
dred Indians are encamped within six
miles. The Indians are ready to fight at
the slightest provocation. The loss of
300 ponies and their squaws have made
them wild and ready for revenge.
U. S. Deputy Marshal Geo. Sharrit
arrested the other day Dr. A. G. Abo
delat, one of the board of pension ex
aminers at Lawrence, Kansas, on the
charge of extorting money from claim
ants. The commissioner of pensions has
removed Abodelat and suspended Dr.
May, another member of the board. It
is said that the pension department has
been quietly investigating the conduct of
things throughout Kansas and that
some further developements are likely.
Dr. Abodelat was released on $1,000
Robert Franklin, who has been locat
ed by detectives at Fairmont and charg
ed with being a murderer and a horse-
thief, made his escape. It seems that
before coming to Fairmont he had lived
in Missouri and is said to have belonged
to an organized gang of horsethieves,
and in resisting arrests, had shot and
killed two deputy sheriffs. About seven
of our citizens, including the city mar
shal and deputy, armed with a warrant,
surrounded his home. They claimed to
have seen him enter but in some way he
The Blair canning factory is in full
blast It employs from 100 to 125 men,
women and children, daily. Twenty
three thousand, four hundred and
seventy-two cans of corn were put up in
one day, and 15,650 in one afternoon.
One hundred and twenty-five thousand
cans of corn have been put up. Work in
tomatoes has just begun. The entire
product of the factory has been sold at a
good advance, for the last year. The
(roods of this factory have so good a
name in the market that outside per
sons have been trying to buy the entire
plant Pilot.
Instead of running into Omaha Sept
1, as intended, the Fremont, Elkhorn &
Missouri Valley train will hardly be able
to come in over their own track by
Oct 1, in consequence of the striking of
a quicKsana in roe aeep cut, at mm
Creek summit, two and a half miles
northwest of Ft Omaha. The cut is
one in which Contractor Treat's forces
have been at work day and night for a
month, using electric light for night
work. It was feared that there would
be trouble, but it was not thought that
the quicksand would be very extensive.
OmaJia Herald.
At O'Neill the other day Judge Kin
kaid sentenced A. J. Westerchill to pay
a fine of $100 for selling liquor without
a license. Jacob Sells was convicted of
uttering forged paper, and received a
sentence of five years in the penitentiary
at bard labor. Sells committed this
crime in 1885, and before he could be
caught, committed another in Ohio and
was sent to the penitentiary of that
state, his sentence ending there the 1st
of August last, when the sheriff from
O'Neill had the necessary warrant and
other papers to bring him back, which
he did, and when put on trial he pleaded
an alibi, and not guilty, but had no
witnesses. Judge Kinkaid was a wit
ness for the state, being at the time of
the forgery, president of the bank.
Judge Crawford tried the case, but by
request of the prisoner, Kinkaid im
posed the sentence.
WafcingtoH Letter.
From our regular correspondent.
When President Cleveland was in
augurated, the old Bourbon element of
this district came solidly to the front.
They had contributed Liberally to the
campaign fund and anticipated a prompt
recognition of their services. They had
been in the social and political back
ground, lo! many, many years, and now
that a change had come, every old fossil
that had a political existence previous
to the Republican regime, heard the re
surrection trump and came forth de
manding and expecting a good fat office.
A more greedy, ravenous nnd shameful
rush for place was never witnessed. Del
egations and deputations in the interest
of tho numerous aspirants besieged the
White Houso day and night and expec
titions were at "high water mark. Two
and a half years of the administration
have passed away and what is the local
result? Only thrco of the many re
spectable positions belonging to the dis
trict are filled by "home talent" (?). A
moro disappointed crowd cannot be
found anywhere, and the air is thick
with the maledictions they heap upon
Cleveland and his administration.
Democracy here means patronage, pure
and simple, and nothing else, and the
talk of Cleveland's renomination receives
a most chilling response. Of course the
Republicans sympathize with their dis
comfiture and offer every balm of con
solation within reach, but nothing but
orace wui appease tneir anger, and as
the months roll on and the days of grace
shorten, the violence of indignation in
creases. The delegates from this dis
trict in the next democratic national
convention will not be Cleveland men.
Mark that.
The recent Republican State Conven
tions in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa and
Maryland, have caused the administra
tion to scratch its head and roll its eyes
in wonder at the remarkably clear, con
cise and truthful manner in which the
aforesaid administration is arraigned
before tho public. They see the hand
writing on the wall, and it requires no
extraordinary Daniel to give a correct
interpretation. They had been nursing
the delusion that there were some old
animosities lurking in the Republican
ranks that would show themselves in a
marked degree when state conventions
presumed to indicate Presidential choice.
and anticipated and predicted more or
less of a rupture. The harmony which
has characterized these conventions, the
good spirit which pervades the entire
party, and the determination evinced to
redeem the country from the hands of
shams and pretenders, is a little more
pointed than they expected. They dread
the expose -of their shameful abuse of
civil service; their bungling, imbecile
management of the finances; their
cowardly foreign policy; . their cruel
treatment of the country's defenders;
their vascillating management of the
public domain; and their utter and
hopeless failure to inaugurate a single
measure for the relief or advancement of
the people. There is not a single thing
in this administration thus far, that can
be pointed to with any degree of Ameri
can pride or party satisfaction.
The program is pretty well completed
for Cleveland's electioneering trip, and
soon he will be "swinging round the
circle" on public exhibition. This game
was played by Andy Johnson, when
there was some plausible excuse for it
on the ground of the exciting and un
settled condition of affairs at the close
of tho war. But it proved a most ig
nominious failure. It was tried again
by President Hayes, who, you remem
ber, became a prominent attraction at
various county agricultural fairs. There
is no record that that procedure con
tributed very materially to his popular
ity. The managers of the coming ex
hibition intended to thrust Cleveland
onto the various Grand Army re-unions
this fall, and thus atone for his nu
merous ension vetoes and unmistaka
ble sympathy for the rebel leaders, but
whether wisely or unwisely, that child
was strangled at the St Louis affair, and
hence the change of program and the
working up of municipal invitations. I
know of no Republican who objects to
this arrangement, and as a simple party
expedient rejoice that the Democracy
are still maintaining tneir record or
stupid blundering.
Quito a large number of changes will
take place in the Interior and Treasury
departments on the first of September
and the month following. A good many
of the clerks against whom not a com
plaint can be made except that they are
Republicans, have been asked to resign
and have already taken the hint and put
in their letters, while others will be dis
missed outright on the ground of the
necessity of reducing the force. All
this is a pretence and sham and only
designed to make place for new and
partisan appointments. Mr. Cleveland
is compelled to the enormous pressure
for office, and there is abundant reason
for supposing a complete surrender now
to the ravenous greed of party.
Weather Erpsrt.
Review of the weather near Genoa for
the month of Aug., 1887.
Meaa tempenSare of the month 70.50
Meaa do warns -nosta last year 75.S5
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Tr cloudy days i
Hipfe wind days 0
Calm days 17
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Inches of rainfall during month 4.W
10 iot same montn last year a.20
Thunder storms 4, 8, 12, 15, 16, 17 and
Fog heavy on the 15th.
Hnil, 4th and 8th, from to in.
Meteors, a very fine display on the
evening of the 10th, shooting from the
zenith in a southwesterly direction.
The month just passed has been a
very peculiar one for this section of Ne
braska, the mean temperature being two
degrees below the mean of the last ten
years, and the amount of rain fall has
been two inches more than the mean for
the same period, and this excess has
fallen mostly during the night in gentle
showers, not such as would prevent
plowing, but has made haying a very
precarious occupation.
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Ed. Journal: We have just had the
most extraordinary storm which it has
been my lot to record. Notwithstand
ing the number of rainy days, or rather
nights, during August the present
month seems to have arrived at the cli
maxnearly 2 inches on the first night,
and 8 on the second or 10.60 inches in
24 hours. The Looking Glass has over
flowed its banks and the Columbus road
as well as acres of hay land are under
water, and as most of the hay is in stack,
the loss will be quite considerable. The
nearest approach to this storm was that
at Lost Creek three years ago, but I
hope it will not prove so destructive.
However, until the water subsides we
cannot ascertain fully.
George S. Truman.
Monroe, 9-2-'87.
cieaniin ana.NiuipIa-ity. cannot U excelled
nd takes the rank aU,te all Lamp Killers. J
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on the floor, tabht
plosions. Absolute safety itiiaranteed-
or outstueor can. Um it once and
lance cans as well us small ones, there
sample can and vet c rices.
small can. Everv can mil of t h v..rv V. ; ,..i "."I ..' :"""?"f.,"'" "!. sum, witu a
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E. M. Vail of Illinois is visiting his
old friend, Sani'L Alexander.
' Mrs. M. M. Hooper, of .Wheeler county
is visiting her daughter, Mrs. P. F. Mil
ler. Mrs. James Gillan, who has been
spending several weeks in Omaha, re
turned Saturday of last week.
Charles Gillan has rented his farm to
Charles Newton, and will remove to
Omaha. We regret to lose our old
Isaiah Lightner has received the ap
pointment of special agent in the Indian
department, and is at present inves
tigating matters in Dakota.
For nearly three weeks it has rained
nearly every day, and Thursday night,
Sept. 1st, a terrible rain storm swept
over this vicinity, accompanied by thun
der and lightning, the latter was very
close at times, killing a valuable cow for
S. C. Osborn, and striking a post in John
Gleason s pasture splitting it in pieces.
The streams which were already full
were overflown and nearly all the bot
tom land near the Lookingglass creek is
under water. We hear of several
families who have been compelled to
leave their homes. Great damage has
been done to meadows; corn is torn
down and laying under water; nearly all
the hay already cut is floating, and all
small bridges are washed away. We
begin to think that all the moisture that
has been withheld from the eastern
states, has been poured down on this
part of Nebraska. T. D. X.
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y If you buy it you get 100 rods of fence f nun 100 pound-, of wire, vi hich no other ill do."J
In thib department tho people talk, and not
the editor. Each writer must hold himself ready
to defend his principles and his statements of
facts. "In tho multitude of counsel there is
wibdom." Ed. Journal. 1
Compalftory Education.
By a recent act of the legislature, ap
proved March 31st, 87, it is made ob
ligatory on all parents or guardians to
send all children under their care be
tween 8 and 14 years old, inclusive, t a
public or private school for a term of
not less than twelve weeks in each suc
cessive year, under a penalty of not less
than ten nor more than fifty dollars, but
the resident school board may excuse
any party from this penalty for illness,
poverty, inability or being, already pro
ficient in knowledge, a gap almost wide
enough to swallow the whole bill; again,
the fine shall be imposed upon the evi
dence of not less than two credible wit
nesses and on the principle of what is
every body's business is nobody s busi
ness, tins wnn me preceoing wiu aooni.
absorb all of usefulness there might be
in the bill; the duty of attending to this
matter should have been devolved upon
the district board or more especially
upon the director, whose duty it is to
take and keep a census of all the chil
dren of school age, and therefore would
be likely to know if the law had been
complied with, but, with all its imper
fections, it is a step in advance which it
is to be hoped the next legislature will
take up and perfect.
A Fbiend or Popular Education.
Drunkenness or the Liqaor Habit Positively
Cared by Adaialsterinje Or. Haiiiea'
Ooldta Sproittc.
It can be given in a cup of coffee or
tea without the knowledge of the person
taking it; is absolutely harmless and
will effect a permanent and speedy cure,
whether the patient is a moderate drink
er or an alcoholic wreck. Thousands of
drunkards have been made temperate
men who have taken Golden Specific in
their coffee without their knowledge,and
today believe they quit drinking of their
own free will. IT NEVER FAILS. The
system once impregnated with the
Specific it becomes an utter impossibil
ity for the liquor appetite to exist. For
full particulars, address GOLDEN
Have a Fine Line of Staple and Fancy
Crockery and Glassware,
Which wore bought rheap for vm. and will bo sold
at ery low prices.
Eleventh Street, Columbus. Nebraska.
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 and security are satisfactory.
Office up-stairs in Henry Building, corner of Olive and
Eleventh streets. juiyw-Nur
The livery barn of Belva Baldwin was
destroyed by fire at Fremont on the
night of the 31st ult; Harry Rockafellow
perished in the flames while trying to
rescue some of the stock.
General Agents for the sale of
Union Pacific and Midland Pacini- li. U. Ijinils for wile at from S3.00 to $10.00 it aero for cawh
oron tiveorten j-arn time, in animal puuirnt tosuit iiitrchaiwrx. WehuahalHrKnnd choicu
lot of othtr laud, improved and uniinroittl, for ttalt nt low prio and ou retuMtnahln ternm. Aluo
buHinetw and mtidence lot in tho city. We keep u complete abstract of title to all real eatato in
Platte County.
Bismarck Towiwkip.
Threshing iB still progressing in this
O. D. Butler finished cutting his late
Has the other day.
Mrs. Ch'as. Schroeder and niece of Co
lumbus visited at Otto Mueller's on the
Walter Butler has twenty-five acres of
fine looking flax, which he is preparing
to thresh.
The late copious rains have done im
mense good for the farmers; the ground
was very dry before, and almost impossi
ble to plow, is now in excellent condi
tion, and being turned over in a lively
manner; however, as there is hay cut in
different parts of the neighborhood, and
not stacked, it will be almost totally de
stroyed, and as hay is such a poor crop
this vear. it will be quite a loss. Aside
from the above, it may be mentioned,
that the rain on the night of the 1st
flooded Shell Creek, and took out two
bridges on a slough south of it; it is re
ported that Burke's bridge across Shell
Creek is also gone. All the sloughs in
the country are filled with water; D.
Bartles will lose a great deal of his flax,
which is lying under water; O. D. But
ler will lose a good part of his hay, and
numerous other instances might be
mentioned. Ckabus. -
Wonaa'a Veracity.
It is the opinion of theologians and
lawyers and judges that as a rule wo
men are truthful. Hence, the public
rightfully attaches great value to the
testimony of a lady as to the effect of
Mrs. Mask is the wife of one of the
most prosperous and intelligent farmers
of Alcora county, Miss., Edward Mask.
After suffering two years with an ulcer
that covered her left leg from the knee
to the foot, recently she has been cured.
Read what cured her:
Gift P. O., Miss Feb. 16, 1887.
Gentlemen A year ago last fall a
sore broke out on my left leg below the
knee. It began to spread, and run until
my whole leg was covered. This contin
ued until last fall, when I began to take
Swift Specific. The physician told me
it would take about one dozen bottles;
but when I finished two bottles my leg
was weu. While I suffered, I also had
chills regularly. These, too, disappear
ed when the ulcer healed up. lam
truly grateful for the benefit I received
from S. 8. &, and both myself and hus
band talk up your medicine to all our
friends. Mas. Cobdezja S. Mask.
The 4 IypeMla Excreted.
Jesup, Ga., March 13, 1887.
Gentlemen I had a severe case of
dyspepsia'several years ago. My blood
was impoverished, and my health was so
poor that I was greatly reduced in
weight I took a course of S. 8. S., which
brought me around all right. My appe
tite improved and my digestion became
perfect. My weight increased about
forty pounds, and today I am a well man,
thanks to your valuable blood purifier,
a &.S. Yours truly,
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases
mailed free.
The Swift Specifio Co., Drawer 3, At
lanta, Ga.
Wholesale and ICctail Deiders in
Gae, Poultry, and Fresh Fish. AH Kinds of Sausage a Specialty.
r-Tah paid for HideH, Pelt. Tallow. Hihtt market price paid for fat cattle.
Olive Street, second door north of First National Bank.
Kepahliran Convention.
The republican electors of Platte
county are hereby called to meet in con
vention at the Court House in Columbus
on Friday, Sept 30, 1887. at 2 o'clock p.
m., for the purpose of placing in nomi
nation one county treasurer, county
clerk, county sheriff, county judge,
county coroner, county superintendent
of schools, county surveyor, clerk of the
district court, and six delegates to the
state, and six delegates to the judicial
convention and for tho transaction of
such other business as may properly
come before the convention. The sev
eral townships are entitled to represent
ation as follows:
Coluinhat iHtWard, ." Deli-uate.
- west of Omaha, at
The best manufactories of the country
represented. Not to be undersold
byanybod Come and see
prices at
(irancl I'raine "
Lmtt Creek "
Shell Creek " 3
Butler " 4
Iiimarck " 3
Monro "
Walker " 11
Humphrey " i
Granville " 3
Crwtton " 4
Hurrowa " I
Woodvilie " 7
Ht. Bernard " I
Hherman " 4
Loop " 2
Joliwt " 5
The caucuses to lie held at the usual
voting places on Friday, Sept. 'SI, at 2
o clock p. in.
By order of County Central Commit
tee. J. Lt Tbouan, Chairman,
J. I. Robisox, Secretary.
John DeMier, of Allentown, Mo.,
claims to be the oldest volunteer fireman
in the United States. He joined Relief
company No. 2, of Cincinnati, O., in 1828
and is now eighty years of ago.
are immensely strengthened by the use
of Dr. R. V. Pierce's "Favorite Pres-
cription," which cures all female de-
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