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WEDNESDAY, MAY If., lr-y,.
Xo flaw in Gresbam from the grounJ
up from boyhood to ripe manhood.
Rosco Coxkmxg's will bequeaths all
his property to his wife and her heirs,
and makes her solo executrix.
The Michigan republicans in state
convention on tho 8th, endorsed ex-Gov.
K. A. Alger, as a candidate for president.
President Cleveland has appointed
Hon. Peter White, Marquette, Mich.,
and Pror. W. D. T. Lullis, Perry, la., as
visitors to West Point.
Senator Vooriiees. or Indiana, on tho
" morning of tho 8th, apologized to the
senate for the unparliamentary language
used in debate with Ingalls.
TnE dry goods store of August Rein
king at Baraboo, Wis., -was burglarized
on tho night of tho 7th, tho thieves se
curing S2,000 worth of silk, jewelry, etc.
The body of General Martin Becm
was exhumed at Alton, 111., on tho 10th,
and a postmortem examination nude.
No additional powder burns were found.
Hon. J. M. Estep of Cadiz, Ohio, died
at his residence there May uth. His
Eerious illness was mentioned in last
week's Journal. His ago was 00 years.
John W. Wiuoiit, the voting murderer
of Bndil Vaun, was taken from tho jail
last week at St. Helena, Cal., by a mob
and hanged by the ueck to the railway
One morning last week at St. Paul,
Minn., three men rero hauling up ico on
an elevator at Ham's brewery, when it
gavo way, killing two of them and badly
injuring the third.
On the !tth at Middleton, Md., was re
ported one of tho largest fires that ever
raged on Catoctin mountain. Great
damage is being done to valuable timber,
fencing, cordwood, etc.
A ctclone passed over portions of
northern Ohio on tho afternoon of tho
9th. Considerable damage was done to
farm buildings, fences and orchards, but
no loss of life is reported.
A hei'OKT one night last week from
Van Buren township. 111., stated that
Enoch MoMahon. a farmer in Madison
county, and his farm hand, named Treat,
were burned to deatli in tho fanner's
Jeitekson, Iowa, is rejoicing over a
find of natural gas. Over SCO.OOO worth
of real estate has changed hands in the
last ninety days, and it is confidently
predicted that the village is very soon to
become a citv of no mean dimensions.
The laying of tho track through tho
long tunnel of tho Northern Pacific rail
way, where it crosses tho Cascade range
of mountains, about three hours ride
east of Tacoma, W. T., was completed
last week and the road is now ready for
A prominent democratic politician of
Indiana, being asked which of tho two
republicans, Greshan or Harrison, could
easiest carry tho state said that no
money would bo necessary to defeat
Harrison and no amount could defeat
TnE great flower festival of 1888 closed
at Los Angeles, Cal., tho last Saturday
night in April, after a most successful
season of twelve days and nights. The
total receipts wero over $14,000, and this
snug sum is to bo devoted to the or
The Pratto county, Kas., national
bank was entered at noon on tho 11th
by thieves and robbed of 4,010. all in
currency. Tho cashier's momentary
absence enabled tho thieves to effect an
entrance by kicking a pane of glass out
of the window.
Charles T. Arner of Allegheny
City, Pa., a German grocer, on tho 10th
inst. shot his wife in tho back and then
Bhot himself in tho head, both dying in
stantly. The cause of tho tragedy was
jealousy, which, from all that can bo
learned, was unfonnded.
President Cleveland on the 9th
inst, sent tho following nominations to
the senate: Robert B. Roosevelt, of New
York, to be minister resident of the
United States at Netherlands, and Law
son V. Moore, of Texas, to be council of
the United States at Lyons.
Lightning struck a country school
house in Delaware county, O., one day
last week. John Bowers, aged twelve,
was instantly killed. The teacher and
twenty scholars were thrown from their
chairs and benches to the lloor, remain
ing unconscious for half an hour.
Amos IL Tyler, selesman of Bath-on-the-Hudson,
N. Y.. on the 8th shot and
fatally wounded the destroyer of his 17
years old daughter's happiness. Dr. T.
W. Gilroy, a dentist, Tyler said his
daughter, on what will be her death bed,
told him to shoot Gilroy, and he did so.
A package purporting to contain
$41,000, sent by the American Exchange
National bank, New York, to Treasurer
Hyatt, was, upon its receipt at Washing
ton, found to contain nothing but
brown paper. The package was sent
through the Adams Express company
and was opened at the treasury depart
ment in the presence of Treasurer Hyatt
and officials of the express company.
He refused to receipt for it The rob
bery is supposed to have occurred on
the train between New York and Washington.
Republican County Convention.
Platt Center, May 11, 1S8S.
Meeting called to order by J. C. Cow
dery, chairman of tho county central
Geo. N. Hopkins of Lost Creek was
elected temporary chairman and J. L
Robison, temporary secretary.
Motion made and carried that the
chair appoint a committee of five on
credentials. Chair appointed tho fol
lowing: W. A. McAllister, Geo. W. Clark,
Samuel Alexander, Ed. Hoar, M. Whit
inoyer. Tho following wero reiorted by the
committee as entitled to seats in the
Columbus city 1st ward -J. II. Galley,
W. A. McAllister, Henry Lubker and L.
Second ward - Henry Kagatz, John
Wiggins, M. K. Turner, W. I J. Backus,
proxy Henry Ragatz, II. .1. Hudson and
Third wnril-M. Whitmoyer, Charles
Ziegler, C. J. Garlow. C. II. Sheldon,
Geo. Elston, J. S. Murdock, Geo. W.
Clother and Gus G. Beeher.
Columbus township John Tannahill,
C. C. Miller, L. Gemini, A. C. Pickett
and Geo. W. Wescott.
Grand Prairie- Win. Law rence, Jacob
Judd, W. II. Walker, John Jenkinson
and Peter Netgons.
Burrows L. J. Lamb, II. R. Williams
and Geo. N. Lamb.
Butler- Chris Meedel, Ed. Keuscher,
J. O. Blodgett, II. J. Hudson .proxies.
Lost Creek- Geo. N. Hopkins. R. Pin
son, A. L. Dack, William Kent by John
Ward proxy, Ed. Hoaro, Chas. Glines by
G. II. Stevenson proxy, Thomas Dack,
P. W. Jacobson by R. W. Hughs proxy.
Monroe Henry Stevens, C. W. ITol
lingshead, Henry Sutton, D. W. Zeigler,
G. S. Truman. Samuel Alexander and
John E. Dack.
Granville J. I. Robison, W. H. Selsor,
W. T. Sibley, G. W. Clark.
Walker W. J. Wynand, O. W. Oleson.
Shell Creek Martin Hogan.
The report of tho committeo was
adopted by the convention and tho com
Tho temporary organization, by the
vote of the convention was mado ier
manent Motion mado that a committee of
twelve, or ono from each township and
city ward represented in the convention,
bo appointed by the chair to select ten
delegates for each (state and congres
sional) convention. Motion prevailed.
The following committeo was appointed:
Columbus First ward, J. II. Galley;
Second ward, H.J. Hudson; Third ward,
G. G. Beeher; Columbus township.
Leander Gerrard; Grand Prairie. Win.
Lawrence; Burrows, George N. Lamb:
Lost Creek, Ed. Hoar; Monroe, George
S. Truman; Granville, G. W. Clark;
Shell Creek, Martin Hogan; Walker, W.
By motion of tho convention, a com
mitteo of fivo consisting of W. A. McAl
lister, M. K. Turner, George H. Steven
son, H. R. Wiliams and Henry Ragatz
were appointed as a committee on reso
lutions by tho chair. The committee to
select delegates to the state and con
gressional conventions, reported as fol
lows: Delegates to the congressional con
vention, John E. Dack. W. H. Selsor,
J. II. Galley, Henry Ragatz. M. Whit
nioyer, Martin Hogan, Ole W. Olson, G.
W. Lamb. Win. Lawrence, Ed. Hoar.
State delegates: H. J. Hudson, G. G.
Beeher, L. Gerrard, W. J. Wynand, S.
J. Alexander, II. R. Williams, J. I. Robi
son, John Ward. W. .7. Irwin, John
Motion carried that the report of the
committeo bo adopted and committee
II. J. Hudson offered the following
liesalreil, That it is tho sense of this
convention that the delegates sent to
Omaha to elect delegates to the national
convention also represent Platte county
in the state convention to nominate
Amended by Ed. Hoar so as to read
should tho state convention to nominate
state oflicers bo called previous to the
legislative and senatorial conventions.
After a full discussion of tho resolu
tion by tho convention tho resolution
Tho Monroe delegation then selected
Henry Stevens as their central commit
teeman and tho selection was ratified by
The following resolutions wero then
Tho republicans of Platto county in
convention assembled declare their sen
timents as foliows:
llesolved. Tint we heartily endorse the
national republican platform as adopted
at tho national convention in Chicago in
Hcsolved, That we heartily endorse tho
efficient manner in which Nebraska state
affairs have been managed during Gov.
John M. Thaver's administration, and
that we particularly commend tho action
of Attorney General William Leeso in
his efforts to see that the rights of the
people are protected as against tho en
croachments of corporate power.
Resolved, That we recognize the abili
ty and integrity of our representative in
congress, Hon. Geo. W. E. Dorsey, and
that ho is entitled to our thanks for his
Hosolvcd, That it is to the best inter
ests of the 6tate that they be represented
by delegates who are not in tho employ
or under tho control of tho railroads in
this state, and this convention therefore
instructs its delegates to the state and
district conventions to use all honorable
means to prevent the election of such
men to represent the Third district or
the state of Nebraska in the national
convention at Chicago. Further, that
this resolution be presented to tho dis
trict and state conventions as declaring
the sentiment of the republicans of
Moved and carried that we now ad
journ. Geo. N. Hor-KiNS, Ch'n.
J. I. Robison, Sec'y.
Tho convention at Norfolk Monday
evening did what nearly everybody ex
pected would be done, that is, renomi
nated George W. E. Dorsey of Fremont
as representative in congress from the
The only contest that arose was on
the order of business, whether the nomi
nating of congressman should come be
fore or after the naming of delegates to
the national convention. This was con
sidered as a fair test of the strength of
the anti-Dorsey element of the conven
tion. Tho vote was 02 against 220, and
the nomination of congressman was
The names of Darnell and Meikeljohn
were withdrawn and Mr. Dorsey was
nominated by acclamation.
W. M. Robertson of Madison and
Aaron Wall of Loup City were selected
to represent the district in the national
convention next month, the vote stand
ing: Wall 211; Robertson 174; Loran
Clark 78; Brewster 8; Heist 122.
E. H. Barnard of Fremont was named
as chairman of tho central committee.
Henry Ragatz is the member for this
Self Preservation. Nature's Law.
The Schuyler Sun is doing most ex
cellent work in tho advocacy of Ameri
can industries. A recent numlier 6ays:
"The tariff has formed a barrier
against flooding onr markets with for
eign goods until our manufacturers can
in thousands of instances sell to us cheap
er than wo can buy the imported article
after the duty has been paid on it. Re
move this tariff and you immediately
give tho imjKjrter a chance to put his
cheaply manufactured goods on our
market in direct competition with thoso
produced by our better paid labor. Ob
viously then, he can undersell ns. Onr
manufacturers would suffer in conse
quence and many of them bo ruined.
Every farmer should remember that
carefully compiled statistics show that
we consume 92 per cent, of our grain
ourselves, but 8 per cent going abroad.
The European nations do not come here
for more. They can buy it from the
India laborer who works for from seven
to ten cents a day, and there will bo
A hold but bungling attempt mado at
Mansfield. Ohio, at ono o'clock on the
morning of tho 5th, at robbery on limit
ed express No. 0 of the B. & O. railroad
was frustrated by tho prompt action of
tho crew and some passengers. The
would-be robbers hero entered tho
smoking ear and attempted to snatch
the watches of throe of the passengers
iu succession and secured but one and
mado rush for the rear door, only to bo
met by Conductor Corwin, who had tak
en in the situation and dealt the thief a
blow over the head with his lantern,
which brought him to the floor. A mili
tary oflicer in the car happened to have
in his possession a pair of hand cuffs
which ho produced and the thief was
put in hand cuffs at once. The passen
gers talked of ropes and hanging. The
thief gavo up the property and begged
for his lifo Corwin advised a threshing,
which was given tho thief and he was
allowed to go and tho train proceeded on
The imprisoned anarchists, Samuel
Fielden, Nicholas Schwab and Oscar
Neebe, havo been consulted as to tho
details of a move for amnesty. A mass
meeting or sympathizers is to bo called
to discuss the matter. Neebe is said to
bo rapidly failing, mentally and physic
ally, and a separate movement for him
may bo made. A writer in tho American
Magazine for May, said by tho editor to
bo well known to political and army
circles, has made a thorough investiga
tion of tho extent and enormity of tho
dynamiters' organizations, revealing
some astounding plans of theirs for the
upheaval and overthrow of organized
government, and also for a redistribu
tion of property. What of right any
sensible man can see in tho nonsense
and viciousness of anarchists and dyna
miters is boyond our comprehension.
On tho night of tho 11th inst, a cy
clone of tremendous force swept over
a portion of northern Indiana. Tele
graph wires in a large scope of country
are prostrated, and the extent or tho
storm can only bo formed from a few
scattering reports. At Winslow Siding,
on tho Nicklo Plato railroad, a train of
sixteen freight cars were lilted, from tho
track and distributed across tho sur
rounding prairies. At Wanatah a num
ber of houses wero unroofed. Three
hundred telegraph poles wero leveled in
A statement comes from Greshain,
Pa., that three burglars on the night of
the 7th entered the house of Mrs. Mary
Reynolds. Tho lady was alone, but
picked up a hatchet and for a while
pluckily kept tho robliers at bay. One
of them attempted to seize her arm and
secure tho hatchet, but was struck
senseless to the lloor by a blow from the
hatchet. Ho was hastily dragged from
the house by his confederates, who mado
their escape. On tho night of tho Sth
the wounded robber was reported lying
at the point of death at Hydetown. HiH
skull is fractured and ho cannot live.
James Hudson and Pete R. Allison,
wealthy farmers near Wallace, Kas.,
quarreled May 9th over the loss of cat
tle, which the former accused tho latter
of taking. As Hudson attempted to
escape, Allison grabbed an ax and struck
Hudson over tho head, splitting his
skull open. Allison's wife, who is in a
delicate condition, saw the murder, and
her life is despaired of. Allison has not
The train of Miller & Freeman's circus
on tho C. & P. railroad about three miles
above Steubenville, O., last week, at a
deep cut known as the "backbone," met
a landslide which throw the engine and
fivo cars from the track, piling them up
in a confused and broken mass. Engi
neer Stillwell, of Wellsville, was terribly
scalded and it is feared received internal
injuries. Elmer Ellsworth, of Columbus,
O., a colored cook was killed. The pas
senger coaches containing the perform
ers were uninjured.
One night last week a cyclone struck
the village of Pecatonica, 111., wrecking
several houses and innumerable out
buildings. One woman and three child
ren were injured, but no one fatally,
by flying timbers. The storm came all
the way from Freeport, accompanying
tho evening train part of the distance,
and causing havoc along the route.
Last week a report came from Helena,
Mont., that in October, 1879, John Denn,
a wealthy merchant was murdered in
his wine cellar and robbed. No clue to
the murderer was found. The Herald
on the evening of the 7th prints the
dying confession by Madam Eckert to
her nurse that she murdered Denn with
U. S. District Attorkey McRpnr, of
Sioux City, la., has been instructed to
bring suit against tho state of Iowa to
determine the title of twenty-one thous
and acres of land in O'Brien county.
The lands are a part of the old Sioux
City & St. Paul grant, tho company still
claiming title to them.
The announcement was made last
week at Omaha that a circular had been
issued announcing the appointment of
Wr. I. Allen general superintendent of
the Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska rail
Fremont is kind of favoring the use of
brick for paving purposes.
Hon. John M. Thurston will deliver
the oration at Lincoln Memorial day.
Beaver City, Furnas county, is about
to have a now court house to cost 810,000.
The editor of the Past on Pilot and his
family planted 12,000 trees on Arbor day.
The Crete nursery has ninety men em
ployed setting out trees on timber
Schuyler business men are interesting
themselves greatly in tho roads leading
into their town.
The county seat trouble in Sheridan
county, has finally been determined in
favor of Rushville.
A military company on the indopend
pendent principle was about being or
ganized last week at Grand Island.
Tho proper authorities for the state of
Nebraska order the proper observation
of Memorial day, tho 30th of May.
Charles Eaton, tho traveling man who
was injured in the Alma wreck, died at
his residence in Lincoln at 1:30 on the
The republican county convention of
Wheeler county, passed reiwlutions fa
voring the nomination of Hon. W. B. Al
lison, of Iowa," for president.
Tho candidacy of tho Hon. Patrick
Egan for delegate at largo to tho nation
al republican convention is said at Lin
coln to bo meeting with universal favor.
On Sunday last while at Oakland, Rev.
Huber, a Lutheran minister of Omaha,
was kicked just back of the ear by his
horse. Inflammation of tho brain was
Henry Koehlor, a young farmer living
near West Point was found hanging
dead in His barn Sunday morning. He
is supposed to havo committed suicide,
but no reason is known for the act.
Hanz Foster, living four miles north
of Palmyra, was kicked on tho head by
a vicious horse last Wednesday. Tho
blow fractured the skull, lotting some
of the brains fall out. Ho will die.
Tho individual expression of opinion
among republicans at tho Richardson
convention who should bo tho candidate
for president, showed that Blaine was
ahead, with Gresbam a closo second.
Tho republican county convention
held at Seward on the 9th, took a vote
on choice for president, which resulted
in favor of Gresham first, Lincoln sec
ond, Blaino third and Sherman fourth.
Gov. Thayer was present last week at
the commencement of the exercises at
tho institute for the blind at Nebraska
City, where ho delivered an address to
the students and presented diplomas to
Gen. L. WT. Colby, commander of the
Nebraska National Guards, has pur
chased from U. S. Grant, jr., for .S2,.r,00,
the celebrated and fine blooded Arabian
white horse. Gen. Colby will havo tho
horso on exhibition at tho next encamp
ment. There is a growing determination by
tho better citizens .ill over tho state to
have the Slocum law inoro btrictly en
forced, or else grant no liquor license at
all. At Dakota City an attempt was
made to secure a license, but failed, dis
order having been tho rule heretofore.
Omaha will havo another valuable
business in tho way of a typo foundry.
Articles of incorporation wero filed with
the county clerk on tho 12th inst Tho
capital will bo S."K),0(X), and the incorpo
rators aro A. V. II. Brown, H. P. Hal
lock, II. J. Pickering and S. P. Rounds,
While two boys of John Fillman of
Stromsburg, 5 and 7 years old, were
playing with a gun loaded with powder
and a long stick.the younger was peering
into tho barrel when tho gun exploded,
driving tho stick, which entered tho eye,
clear through tho head. After three
trials the mother managed to draw
the stick out, but the little fellow only
gasped twice and expired.
A serious if not fatal accident occur
red May 9th to Moses Cook, a prominent
farmer living near Gibbon. While
hitching a team to tho plow tho team
took fright, tramping him down, the
point of tho plow striking him in tho
lower part of tho abdomen, making an
opening through which tho bowels pro
truded. One of his feet was also hor
ribly mutilated. His recovery is doubt
ful." Mrs. Gilbert of Omaha committed sui
cide last week, it is believed by taking a
doso of somo deadly drug. She was tho
mother of four children, the eldest bo
ing a girl of seventeen. She and the
family wero in destitute circumstances,
and the husband and father had left
homo more than four weeks ago and had
not yet returned, all of which facts went
to form reasons why she committed the
Mrs. Frank Runyan was arrested at
Nebraska City on a charge of conspiracy
to take the life of her husband, a plas
terer, and a respectable citizen. Tho
woman is in the habit of getting drunk;
sho gavo two men a revolver to kill her
husband while she went to a
saloon to drink. The men followed
Runyan, placed the pistol at his head
and mado threats that would doubtless
have ended in his murder, if the villains
had not been scared off by tho approach
The bodv of D. B. Lukens, who was
lost during the blizzard of January 12,
was found on the evening of May -4 in
the hills ejist of Cedar river and near
Bartlett. He had wandered about fif
teen miles from his home into the hills
where there is no settlement. It was by
accident that he was found. Mr. W. B.
Lynds was looking through the hills in
search of a course for a now road when
he came upon the body. His clothes
were mostly burned by a prairie fire and
his body much eaten by wolves. The
remains were taken to Chambers, Holt
county, for burial.
Three thousand persons have been
drowned by a flood on the Canton river.
A severe earthquake is reported in
Mr. Gladstone was reported on the
11th inst as suffering from an attack of
lumbago and compelled to walk with a
John Dillon, charged under the crimes
act with inciting tenants not to pay rent,
has been sentenced to six months im
prisonment without hard labor.
A cablegram from Paris under date of
11th says that by tho striking of a steam
er in the Seino today fourteen persons
The sentence of death against James
Kirby, convicted of the murder of Pat
rick Quirk, at Lancaband, county Kerry,
in November last, was carried into ef
fect last week.
The National league meeting held at
Sligo May Sth adopted resolutions con
demning the popu's rescript and pledg
ing those present to submit themselves
to ParuelPs guidance.
A dispatch fro:n Mandalay last weok
says tho British garrison at that place
was surprised by Dacots recently and
in the ensuing conflict two oflicers and
two privates wero killed.
Twelvo hundred Jewish tailors of Lon
don last week struck in consequence of
a refusal of their demand for shorter
hours, and tho movoment threatens to
spread to thoso in tho employ of tailors
of other races.
United States Minister Pendleton was
reported ono day last week from Berlin
as havintr entirely recoverod from the
effects of his recent stroko of paralysis.
He has quit the hospital and is perfect
ly competent to resume his diplomatic
M. Holbort, who killed M. Duhius in
a duel a few days ago and was
subsequently arrested at Paris, was last
week set at liberty. Ho blames the
seconds of M. Duhius for tho hitter's
death, asserting that they neglected to
bring about a reconciliation of tho prin
cipals when an opportunity was afford
ed thorn, and declaring that had they
lieen less arrogant no harm would havo
In this dejiartment the ieople talk, nnd not
the editor. Each writer nnibt hold himself ready
to defend bin principles nnd his Matements of
facts. "In the multitude of counsel there is
wiMlom." Eu. Journal. I
Farmers, don't let us growl about this
weather. It is hard on our stock, puts
our corn planting back, gives us terrible
roads, and is nasty generally, but mark
my word, it is a blessing in disguise and
may be worth thousands of dollars to
this county. That most destructive of
farm pests, the chintz bug, showed its
hand somewhat in our midst last season
just enough to show what it can do. It
has been getting ready by the million to
put in its best work the coming season.
Had it remained warm and dry I am
satisfied our crops would have been de
voured to a large extent. These hardy
insects could have stood a few days of
this weather, but they cannot stand this
long stretch. They are too young. If
they wero two or three years old as in
many states many of them would come
through, but ours for tho most part are
but a year old and most of them will be
killed. Now, here I como to tho point.
Let us thank the Lord for tho cold rain,
but we must turn in and do our duty.
There will bo thousands of theso pests
hidden away in comparatively dry places,
and wo must finish tin what the rain
leaves. Thousands of dollars havo been
spent in tho east in experimenting with
this chintz bug plague, and it is decided
that no other means has been found so
efficient in fighting it ns fire. Now, don't
let us fail to bum every patch of old
grass and stubble, leaves or rubbish of
any kind about our fields and premises,
as soon as tho weather will permit. In
this way I am satisfied wo can finish the
job. The only fear is we will not feel
the importance of tho matter and not go
about it in earnest It is important
Any slate or portion of a state that has
had failure of crops, with prospect of
continued failure does not like to have
such fact advertised to tho world, and
not much is said abont it, but I havo
had opportunity of knowing that some
portions of tho states havo been so terri
bly ravaged by chintz bugs during the
past two or threo years as to cause very
serious loss to all kinds of business in
some communities and actual ruin to
many farmers. In a recent letter Prof.
Henry of tho Wisconsin university writes
that the farmers in the section of coun
try about Madison. Wise., are so dis
couraged they hesitate to put in their
crops. Two dry seasons in succession
have given tho chintz bugs such a foot
hold, they fear they will sweep every
thing tho coming season. Let us use
our opportunity now, even if it costs
something. Talk the matter up with
our neighbors. I believe it of enough
importance to havo neighborhood meet
ings called at our school houses to dis
cuss the matter. It will be of no use for
ono farmer to renovate his premises, if
his neighbor allows tho Btray nests of tho
bugs on his farm to remain.
I do not believe I over estimate the
importance oi mis mauer. j. h. n.
Editor Jodrxal: Tho evidence accu
mulates that there are more republicans
in tho United States who desire to ren
der justice to Mr. Blaine than a small
number of that class out in Nebraska.
No ono now can doubt but what ho would
have been our president had he not been
deprived of it by unlawful elections. No
dissenting voice should come from the
republican ranks to his unanimous nom
ination; if the party should fail to extend
to him this measure of justice and equity,
it may bo a question whether it would
not tend to defeat the next candidate.
Justice can and ought to be adminis
tered in all political matters, and the
party that fails to administer it, do you
not believe, deserves defeat? If he is
nominated, and tho party does its duty
in guarding against fraudulent elections,
little doubt exists but what his election
is assured. Republican.
BY 3IB3. FADE.
Fugue is a term from the Latin word
fuga, a flight, and signifying a composi
tion, either vocal or instrumental, or
both, in which ono part leads off some
determined succession of notes called
the subject, which, after being answered
in the fifth andeighth by the other parts,
is interspersed through the movement
and distributed amid all the parts in a
desultory manner, at the pleasure of the
composer. On the expression
of the I
fucue we find the following in nn art;! I
- t i- . -r . - . "1
on foguea of Bach by J. S. Dwight: "A
fugue is the unfolding of a musical
germ; it is the development, the opening
out, the organic growth of a musical
thought, first lying latent in any simple
phrase, according to its innate law. In
its effect, as yon get it on the grand
scale from a multitudinous chorus, it is
the theme echoed back, reflected from
all quarters, till it becomes all-pervading.
One snatch of melody wakes all the
echoes through the realm of sound.
Just so tho moon puts out one little
point of light in tho veiled firmament
mid instantly tho clouds aro luminous
and overy streamlet glimmers and overy
polished leaf and every gilded spire tel
egraph the arrival of light aliove. Na
ture is full of fugue. Through all hor
phenomena there is this tendency of
many to ono end. This endless hide-and-seek,
of inter-twining, imitative, and
yot most sensitively individual lines or
curves. The spiral growth of a plant is
a fugue. Tho wheat field bowed lwfore
the breeze, the swell of tho advancing
ocean, wave upon wave, rising and blend
ing into tho wholo is a fugue. But per
haps the clearest illustration of it is in
flame; there you havo tho very outline
of its motion visibly iiortrayed a per
petual, restless soaring of innumerable
little confluont tongues of flamo, all
tending upward to ono point. Thus tho
fugue kindles and rises, a soaring pyra
mid of sounds, and harmoniously-blended
rivalry of individuals in eager imita
tion and pursuit of ono another. First
tho theme -a simple phraso of a few
bars, but characteristic and piquant
enough to fasten tho mind and provoke
inquiry into its relations is uttered by
ono part or voice; instantly another takes
it up till all aro swept away in mingled
pursuit of one another, all possessed,
inspired with the one sentiment, yet
each ambitious to exceed the others
illustration and outdo his testimony.
It seems to say that nothing is finish
ed, no individual form or existonco com
pletes itself, but each and everything
relates, refers unto the wholo, and de
veloping its own tendencies reveals a
Tonic Sol-fa is the name of a method
and should not havo appeared as it did
in tho last issuo of this paper-"tonic
sol fa." A slight mistake, due no doubt
to our illegible writing.
This evening at eight o'clock tho "La
dies' Musicalo" will meet with Mrs.
Chas. Martin. On last Wednesday even
ing new regulations were adopted for
tho purpose of strengthening the society
and of bringing about a more regular
attendance of some members, who aro
much missed when absent. For benefi
cial chorus work a certain number of
voices is desirable the samo voices ov
ery time, so it is thought best to limit
the number to sixteen and to exact reg
ular attendance of that number, so far as
Herman Ibeen, defendant, will take notice that
on the 20th day of April, 1SSS, C. W. Rollins,
plaintiff herein, filed his petition in the Jistrict
court of Platte county, Nebraska, against said
defendant, the object and prayer of which was to
have an attachment issued and nlai-ed in the
hands of the sheriff of Platte county, Nebraska,
who on the 23d day of April, 1SSS, attached the
following lands as the property of the said Her
man Iben, defendant in this action: The south
east quarter (S. K. h) of section thirty-five (Xi),
in township seventeen (17 . rane three (3) west,
in Platte county. Nebraska, to secure the pay
ment of two promissory notes dated July Stli.
lsfl, for the sum of iltti.OO each, with interest at
10 ier cent, int annum; ono of said rioter wiu.
due and payable July Sth, lPrt, and the otherone,
due and payable Jnly5,h, 1S.V7. Said notes were
marie, execntiil and delivered by the said defend
ant to one A. H. C'lioffee, and for a valuable
consideration, and liefore maturity sold nnd
deliered to this plaintiff, by the said A. li.
Chotfee, and the plaintiff is the owner thereof at
this time. Then is now due and payable on said
notes the sum of $292.00 with interest at the rate
of 10 per cent. jer nnnnm from July 5th. 1SSI, for
which sum, together with costs plaintiff prays
for a decree that defendant be required to pay
the same or that said premises bo sold to satisfy
the amount found due.
Yon are required to answer said petition on or
before Monday. theUhth of May, lss.
Dated April 30th, 1S8S.
( W. Kollinh.
Hy Hkkiinh X G rlow.
his Atty s. 2mnyl
By virtue of an order of sale, directed to me
from the district court of l'latte county, Nebras
ka, oh a judgment obtained in the district court
of Platte county, Nebraska, on the 15th day of
March, 1S8, in favor of William D. Mend, jr.,
and David Jamieson aa plaintiffs, and againtt
John A. Pearson and Lewis V. Hammond as
defendants, for the sum of eleven hundred and
sixty-eight dollars and eighty-eight cents, and
co-ts taxed at $21.00 and accruing costs, I have
levied upon the following real estate taken as
the projierty of said defendants, to satisfy said
order of sale, to wit: The southejist quarter of
tho southeast quarter, the southwest quarter of
the southeast quarter and tho northeast quarter
of the southeast quarter of section number three
(8), township number sixteen (W), range number
two (2), west, all in the county of Platte and
State of Nebraska. Audwill offer the same for
sale tit the highest bidder, for cash in hand, on
22i Dat of Mat, A. D., 1S83.
in front of the Court House in Columbus, l'latte
county, Nebraska, that being the building where
in the last term of Court was held, at the hour of
2 o'clock p. hi. of said day, when and where due
attendance will be given by tho undersigned.
uateu Lolumbus, ISeO., Ac
ipnl 12, IKbM.
M. C Bloedorn.
Sheriff of said Connty.
By virtue of two executions directed to me
from the district court of l'latte county, Nebras
ka, on judgments obtained before John Itickly, a
justice of tho peace of Platte county. Nebraska,
on the 30th ilay of SeptemberlS)7, and transcript
of same was filed in the district court November
2Mb, 1887, in favor of (J rand Detour Plow Com
pany and Economist Plow Company as plaintiffs,
and against Henry Lubker, Gus. It. Krause and
William J. Welch aa defendants, for the sum of
two hundred nnd fifteen dollars and eighty cents,
and costs taxed at $14.10 and accruing costs, I
have levied upon the following protcrty taken
as the proirty of said defendants, to satisfy said
executions, to wit: 9 lawn sprinklers, 8.V) ft. in.
hoso, tiOO ft. in. galvanized iiie, 2 ludrants,
3.7) lbs. lead tiie. 4 plows. 1 Budlong disk har
row, S harrows, 8 cultivators, 1 safe. And will
offer the same for sale to the highest bidder, for
cash in hand, on the
2STD Dat of Mat, A. D., 18S3,
in front of Wagner's bam in Columbus, Platte
county, Nebraska, at the hour of 2 o'clock p. m.
of said day, when and where duo attendance will
be given by the undersigned.
Dated Columbus, Neb., May 8, 1SS3.
M. C. Bloedorn.
I6may2 Sheriff of said County.
To all whom it may concern:
The special commissioner a
appointed to view
ability of vacating
and report upon the practical
that part of a public road commencing at the
a. fc. corner or the n. fc. or eection 27, town 17.
rango 1 west, thence east to the bank of the Loup
river, thence aoutheasterly and terminating at
the 8. E. corner of tho S. E. of section 'J6, town
17, range 1 west, and of the re-location of the
same, aa follows: commencing at tho 8. E. corner
of tho N. E. 4 of section 27, town 17, ranre 1
west, thenco running due south on section lino
to the south line of said section 27, thence due
east on section line three-fourths of one mile and
intersecting the west Loup Fork road at station
No. 4, as designated on the plat and field notes
of record of said road, has reported in favor of
the vacation and the re-location thereof.
Now all objections thereto, or claims for dam
ages caused thereby, must be filed in the county
clerk's office on or before noos of tho 19th day of
June. A. D., 1838, or the said vacation and re
location will ho made without reference thereto.
Dated Columbus, Neb., April 20. 1SS3.
25aprl County Clerk.
ISrOWS THE TIME
to have your friends come to
XCclzisels and Notoraslca,
as eastern lines will sell tickets and run
SM-U0NTBL7 USD EZHS
to all KANSAS and NEBRASKA points
"The Overland Route,"
Until July 1, 1888, tickets sold for theso excur
sions will be good thirty days for the round trip,
and can be used ten days goinx. When purchas
ers are ready to return, these tickets will be good
five days for that purpose. If purchasers wish
tt ntnn ahnrt nf destination nn nnr linm ftmntu
stamp good to return from such point.
S.TEBBET5, E. L. LOM AX,
Gefl. P. iT. Agent, Ass't O. P. 4 T. A.
ERNST & SCHWARZ,
-MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN-
SUPERB LAMP FILLER
.....v... .... mucij,. ..ii. -iiirn-t-, i-i,-iiuiii;eiHll!l Pini Tu'ill". Cannot Iim MTeull.l I r ....! t. La
miilct principle, in ,.hil.,p and .uLe. , . rank a'", all it ,p Killeri No ! iangof n
pIoh.ous Absolute Mtrety guarantee.!. No m.k. w ,,,. r tri,.,.tIIK- ,,f Vil ou the lloor taW
or outside of can. f it oniviinil jou will not tsuthotu u for hve time "itVA"st it works in
large cans as well as small ..neHthorebj.Mim- the fre.,uent and nnoig trips to the store with 2
small cm,, hver, can made of the verj Jh-si tin. and wurruted to ork s aWsfactor b Call and see
sample can and tst yrices. n3.i-iru. lauanusee
!Jii!.'v.fc.t?r;Tr w "i-" ' :- " ,7-iirf i tut- .. a
-.-?, - .- " .. TT - vl- C -
S3?If you buy it you get 100 rods of fence from
What better than a good warm coat for your
wife or daughter? Bargains will be given for
the next THIRTY DAYS, to close them out be
Five Hundred Suits !
Of men's, boys' and children's clothing to close
out. On account of the open winter we will close
out over 200 overcoats cheaper than ever known
Do not fail to see Galley Bros.' bargains be
fore buying. Remember these bargains will not
last long, we mean to close them out, so take ad
vantage of the bargains we shall offer at
Money to loan on Improved farms in this and adjoining
counties, at current rates. We are prepared to close loans
promptly, In all cases where title and security are satisfactory.
Office up-stairs in Henry Building, corner of Olive and
Eleventh streets. juiyivsetr
Henry Ragatz & Co.
Havo a Fine Lino of Staple and Fancy
Crockery and Glassware,
Which were bought
SPEICE & TOETH,
General Agents for the sale of
Union Pacific and Midland Pacific R. It. Lands for a&Io at from 3.00 to $10.00 per acre for cask
pr on five or ton years time, in annual payments to suit purchasers. We have also a large and eholoi
lot of other lands, improved and unimproved, for sale at low price and on reasonable terms. A In
business and residence lota in the city. We keep a complete abstract of title to all real estate Is
W. T. RICKLY& BRO.
Wholesale and Retail
Gane, Ponltry, and Fresh Fish. All Kiids of Saisage a Specialty.
BJ-Cash paid for Hides, Pelts, Tallow. Highest market price paid for fat cattle.-B
Olive Street, two Doors North of tie First Natioial Bok,
ehist & mum.
'T - . .. v
STEEL BARB WIRE.
100 iiunds of
wire, which no other willdo."
ERNST & SCHWARZ.
cheap for cash, and will be sold
very low prices.
Eleventh Street, Colombns, Nebraska.
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