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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBEB 17. 1888.
LEVI P. MORTON,
Of New York.
For lteprusentative in Congress, 3d District,
GEORGE W. E. DOIISEY.
JOHN M. TllAYEIC
For Lieutenant Governor,
: GEOUGE I. ME1KLEJOIIN.
For Secretary of 8tate,
GILHKKT u LAWS.
For State Treasurer,
J. E. HILL.
For State Auditor,
THOMAS II. BENTON.
For Attorney General,
For CotnniiHsioner Piildic lnds and ltaildings,
For Stiierintendent Public Instruction,
OKOIUIE K. LANE.
For Senator 12th Senatorial District,
W. A. McALLISTEK.
For Itenreeentntive25th District,
i NIELS OLSON.
For Iteprehentative 24tli District,
W. A. HAMPTON.
For County Attorney,
J. G. ItEEDEU.
Jonx T. Caise has been nominated by
the Mormon church convention for dele
gate to congress.
"The only time England can use an
Irishman is n-hen be emigrates to Amer
ica and votes fop free trade." London
,"Gboveb Cleveuaxd has done more
to advance tbe cause of free trade tban
any prime minister of England has ever
done." London Spectator.
Melville W. Fuller took tbe oath
of offico as chief justice of the United
States supreme court, in the court room
at Washington, one day last week.
Wednesday, Oct. 31st is the date of
the great republican rally at Fremont.
Two good republicans have offered to
contribute a beef each for the barbecue.
Cleveland would not have been
elected in 1881 if his letter of accept
ance had been like his message last
winter. The United States wants pro
tection. At New York the National line steam
er, Queen, which arrived on the 10th
from England, reported to have collid
ed with the fishing schooner, Madeline
on the 5th daring a fog, and twenty per
News from the post office department
at Washington states that the depart
ment has established 491 new money
order offices and 250 other offices have
been authorized to issue postal notes.
Kansas has the largest number of. money
order offices, fifty-sis, and Nebraska
The senate bill to constitute Lincoln,
Nob., a port of delivery in the collection
district of New Orleans, and extend to
it the provisions of the act in relation
to immediate transportation of dutiable
goods, was last week taken np and pass
ed. The bill now goes to the president,
and with his approval and signature,
will becomo a law.
Judge Thtjiwas on the 9th made a
forty minute speech in the supreme
. court room at Washington, in the case
of the United States against the Ameri
can Bell Telephone company. His voice
was low and husky at the start, but
soon gathered strength 'and remained
' clear and strong to the end of his speech.
His manner of speaking was plain and
The .president sent to the senate on
the'lOth a message vetoing a bill for the
relief of Josh Maddox for losses by seiz-
ureof tobacco during the war. He re-
" fers to the. fact that the claim was de-
cided upon adversely by the courts, and
that it had been presented to congress
regularly since the Forty-second con
v gross, passing, now and then -when "fa
vorable conditions" -exist.
St. Louis Globe Democrat: General
Harrison leaves no room for doubt as to
where he stands upon the question of our
business relations with England. He
,- has a vivid recollection of the. fact that
"the offer of free trade by the Confeder
acy so touched the commercial greed'
of our Engtiah cousins that they did all
. they couldto promote the success of the
jebd&on-which is of itself a sufficient
-season, fa -his judgment, why we should
not be guided by English desires and
.arguments in the adjustment of our tariff
.system and the. regulation at pnr indus
The republican candidate for represent
ative, was bom Jan. 19th, 1851, at Oak
field in Ferry county, Ohio. His father
moved onto a farm with his family when
he was four years old, where he worked'
during the summer and attended a dis
trict school daring the winters, until he
was sixteen years old, after which time
he attended school at New Lexington,
Ohio, one winter and daring each sum
mer until the spring of 1870, teaching a
district school daring the intervening
winters, after which time he went "to
Elsworth, Kansas, where he accepted a
position with James F. Ellison of San
Marcos, Tex-an extensive cattle dealer
of that state, as superintendent of his
cattle interests in Kansas, which Mr.
Ellison sold to a Mr. Stevens of Penn
sylvania late in the fall of .1870, with
whom Hampton accepted the same
trust and spent the winter of 1870-71
and the following summer in Kansas.
In the fall of 1871 he resigned his place'
with Stevens and accepted a trust with
a Mr. Moore of Texas, as superintend
ent to drive 1,000 .head of cattle from
Elsworth, Kansas, to Nebraska City, Ne
braska,, and deliver to a man from
Glenwood, Iowa, which delivery was
made in November 1871, after which, he,
in charge of the men and horses used in
handling the cattle, returned them to
Moore's ranch in Texas, and in the fol
lowing spring again accepted a trust
with Ellison to drive 1,500 head from
San Marcos; Texas, to Cheyenne, Wyom
ing, where he arrived in July 1872, Elli
son sold the cattle "to parties who were
establishing a ranch in Wyoming, in
whose employ he engaged and with
whom he remained until December 1873,
when he returned to Ohio and spent the
winter at his father's. In the following
spring he commenced the study of medi
cine at New Lexington, Ohio, continu
ing in the College of Physicians and
Surgeons, Keokuk, Iowa, from which in
stitution he graduated in February 1877,
and practiced medicine in Stark county,
HL, until the spring of 1883, when he
moved to Platte county, Nebraska. Be
ing dissatisfied with the profession of
medicine, he, in 1881, commenced the
study of law with Martin Shellenbarger,
of Toulon, HI., and after moving to Ne
braska continued the study of law in
his own office and was admitted to the
bar of Platte county in January, 1887,
since which time he quit the practice of
medicine and has practiced law.
Mr. Hampton's life has been one of con
stant effort to better his condition. He
is animated by the true American spirit
of progress hold fast to that which is
good, and with steady firm step, march
Asa representative of Platte county
he would endeavor to know the will of
the people and represent that will by
his vote and his influence in the legis
lature. He has the respect and esteem of those
who know him, and will make Platte
county a good representative.
The convention was held at Genoa
Oct. 2d, and nominated, as understood
it would, without a dissenting vote, Mr.
Niels Olson of Creston township, this
Mr. Olson was born in the southern
part of Denmark in the year 1842. He
removed to America in 1861, locating in
Illinois for a year; afterwards removed
to Milwaukee whore he lived a few years.
In the fall of 1871 he removed to his
present home in Creston township, this
county, where he has resided all these
long years and enjoyed the respect and
confidence of his fellow-citizens, as an
honest, straight-forward, upright man
devoted to the best interests of the pub
lie. He is and has always been a farm
er, and is a man who cannot be swerved
from his line of duty, as he sees it Be
sides, he has the ability to know the
right and the wrong, and to see the
bearing of proposed measures.
On questions of railroad legislation,
no man in the district would cast a
more satisfactory vote.
On the question of prohibition, which
agitates the public in several quarters of
the district, he stands firmly on the re
publican platform, the Slocum law, a
measure which, passed by the republican
legislature years ago, has approved itself
to the practical good sense of every
community, where they have sought its
enforcement in accordance with the
sentiment of the community on the
Mr. Olson has been school director of
his district ever since its organization,
and has been a member of the County
Board of Supervisors since Platte coun
ty adopted township organization. As
Nance county is likewise working under
township organization, this feature of
Mr. Olson's equipment for the service of
the district will commend him to very
favorable consideration, because the
township law needs a good deal of
wholesome amendment, and needs it
bad. Mr. Olson has not been an idle
member of the Board by any means, and
knows, perhaps as well as any man in
the district, wherein the township law
should be amended.
Every voter in the district without
respect to party ties, should think sev
eral times before casting a vote against
Mr. Olson; republicans who know Mr.
Olson will be glad of the opportunity to
cast their vote for a man so well inform
ed, and so staunch and true in the line
James G. Reeder,
The republican candidate for county
attorney, was born in Erie county, Pa.,
Jan. 18, '1858, which makes Mr. Beeder
nearly thirty-one years 'of age, a very
good age for him who is to have charge
of the prosecution of criminals and to
act as the law adviser for county of
ficials. Like all young Americans, Beeder en
joyed the benefits of the public school
system, and made good use of his oppor
tunities to acquire an education.
After his attendance upon the public
schools, he was a student at the State
Normal School at Edihboro, as well as
the Perm College at Allegheny.
He taught school three terms in
Pennsylvania, studied law at Erie, Penn.,
and went south to Memphis,. Tenn
where he lived two years practicing his
profession. His political convictions
were strengthened and deepened by his
residence in the south, so that be is no
summer-day republican, but- one who
knows the worth of patriotism and' the
practical value of a government of the
people, by the people, for the people.
In 1882 Mr. Beeder removed to Colam-
bus, Neb and here be has been the last
six years in the practice of his profes
sion, now being the law partner of Hon.
John J. Sullivan, late county judge.
Mr. Beeder is recognised by his fellow-citizens
as a careful, pans taking
attorney, very attentive to the interests
of his clients; a man .who is found at all
times attending strictly to business. He
is a man of decided convictions'" and
when called upon for a legal opinion
will give it so plainly that it will be un
derstood by all. As an official he will
do his full duty.
Congressman Dorsey came home from
Washington Friday and is prepared to
throw all his energy in the republican
campaign in this district until the polls
close on the 6th of November. He has
issued a' challenge to Weatberby, his
competitor for congressional honors,
which has been accepted and they will
hold a series of joint debates through
out the district.
The four years Mr. Dorsey has been
at Washington he has been a most in
defatigable worker for his large constit
uency, and upon his returnhome his
Fremont friends and neighbors give
him a cordial welcome and congratulate
him upon his efficiency and faithfulness.
He can give a good account of his stew
ardship, and it will be endorsed' by a
majority of ten thousand' votes over
Weatberby. Fremont Tribune.
The people of the United States will
have an opportunity next month of
electing an honest, consciencious man,
General Benjamin Harrison, president.
With the idea remaining in our thoughts
that we have such a man to discharge
the duties of that responsible office, we
cannot fear or worry about it, while we
firmly believe that all the duties will be
discharged in the light of intelligent re
sponsibility that guides the man in his
actions for the benefit of the people.
The principles that nominated such a
man ought to elect him. Thousands up-,
on thousands of citizens have visited
and paid their respects to him by nu
merous delegations, and in the great
number of speeches he has been called
upon to make on such occasions, he has
not made a mistake in giving utterance
to his political faith and principles.
Neither has he spoken -harsh or rash
words of political opponents, no word
objectionable. The spirit that controls
the thoughts of men, as well as the re
sults of great events, seems already to
have decided that General Benjamin
Harrison is to have the victory.
Prohibitionists raise the false cry of
"free whisky" against the republican
party because the platform declares for
the repeal of the duty on spirits used in
manufactures, while their own platform
declares for the absolute, unconditional
and total repeal of all duties on spirits.
Nor is this all. They are doing their
best to place the democracy in power,
while the Mills bill, endorsed by the
democratic platform, provides as follows:
Sec. 40. That all clauses of section
344 of the revised statutes, and all laws
amendatory, thereof, and all other laws
which impose any special taxes upon the
manufacturers of stills, retail dealers in
liquors, and retail dealers in malt liquors
are hereby repealed.
It is fitting that the democrats and
their prohibition allies should join in the
false cry of "free whisky" against the
republicans, while they work together
for free whisky, but the less said of its
honesty or decency the better. David
There could be no higher tribute to
any man, and that from no higher, source
than the following, which United States
Senator Hawley of Connection himself
a man greatly loved and honered by the
American' people, pays to General Har
rison: "I sat near him on the benches of the
Senate for six years. We served to
gether on the military committee and
other committees for six years, so that I
know him well; and the newspapers have
said nothing but what he deserves when
they have spoken of him as a lawyer of
very eminent ability, powerful in argu
ment, wise in counsel, and mighty in his
integrity in private and public life, and
as gallant a soldier as ever bestrode a
saddle Christian, gentleman, soldier
and statesman. No harm to him that he
had a noble ancestry. He inherited
nothing from them bat a pure heart and
a clear brain. The house he first lived
in was a poor one, and he is not a rich
man today; but he is qualified to be the
chief ruler of over sixty millions of peo
ple; and that he shall be!"
New York Tribune: All of General
Harrison's speeches are alike in one re
spect they are entirely unassailable.
Lynx-eyed opponents have watched
every aay xor an unguaraea wora wnicn
could be used against the candidate or.
his party. They have watched in vain.
Not one sentence or phrase uttered by
Mr. Harrison has been found of any use
whatever to his opponents; not one has
been seriously controverted as unsound
or untrue; not one has been calculated
to repel any portion of his supporters,
or has given reasonable offense, as ex
treme or violent in partisanship, to his
political opponents. But a host of ideas
and pithy sentences from his lips have
gone into the republican campaign, and
are now in daily use as effective weapons
all over the country.
The strike on the 10th at Chicago on
the.street car. lines had reached such a
pitch of feeling that bloody encounters
had occurred, and the strikers inaugu
rate a reign of terror. All attempts to
run cars stoutly resisted by a howling
mob. The police force entirely incom
petent to preserve order. The tracks
obstructed and drivers and officers pelted
with missiles. No murders to date, bat
a number of broken heads reported.
Particulars are so lengthy they cannot
be given in this paper.
Toledo Blade: The strong political
drift in favor of Harrison and protection
is having its effect. on business. The
feeling is gaining that the free trade
crusade is. to be a. failure, and that the
next Congress and executive will be pro
tectionist, consequently there.is a hope
ful air in the business world, and 'the
anticipations of prosperity in trade keep
pace with the improving prospects of a
sweeping Bepublican victory.
Lancaster Examiner: Every 'day
makes it clearer that General Harrison
is a safe, yet courageous, frank, yet saga
cious, eloquent, but not wordy or rhetori
cal, leader of the Bepublican hosts. And
what thoughtful, conscientious, impar
tial American citizen can Hesitate a
second about preferring to have at the
head of the nation such s man as Harri
son to such a man as Cleveland.
The republican demonstration at the
home of General Harrison on the 11th
was one of the largest and most success
ful ever held in Indianapolis. A thous
and car loads of strangers were brought
to the city. Twelve thousand uniforms
in line and an audience of 30,000. Wild
enthusiasm at the appearance of Har
rison and Blaine. The latter's speech:
Ladiatand Gentlemen: A man mieht
as well have his position on the end of
Cape Bace and address the Atlantic
ocean, as to attempt to address this vast
crowd. I hope to speak to a small sec
tion in town this evening, bat I came out
here simply to exchange greeting, to ex
change congratulations, and to say to
you, as known before I say it, that this
great concourse of people means 15,000
majority in jnaiana lor xxamson ana
Morton. Prolonged cheers. And fur
thermore that a demonstration like
this, of all Indiana is worth 500 speeches
from any man living. Good bye. Cheers.
Six thousand people filled Tomlinson
hall tonight. Gen. Hastings, of Penn
sylvania, and M. J. Murray,. of Boston,
entertained the crowd before Mr. Blaine
appeared. When he did he was received
with great applause. He said that the
argument against protection was on the
line to prejudice the west against the
east; that the eastern states got the ben
efit of protection, and the western states
its burden. In. answer to this, he gave
the population in eleven western states
taken in 1860 and compared to the last
census. He also referred to the wealth
of those states under the two census,
showing in 1860 the aggregate wealth
was under four thousand millions of
dollars, and that twenty years afterward
it was $1600,000,000. In 1860, he said,
those states had 10,000 miles of railroad;
today they have nearly three times the
milage as was contained in" the whole
country before the civil war. Taking
the leading cities of the western states
in 1860, their aggregate population was
670,000, while today they have 300,000.
" This is the way," said Mr. Blaine, "the
protective tariff has been retarding the
growth and development of the west."
Referring to the foreign commerce of
the country, it is, the democrats said, all
gone to pieces. He again quoted from
the census to show that from the time
America was discovered to the election
of Abraham Lincoln the aggregate ship
ments amounted to $9,000,000,000.- From
1860 to 1888, the aggregate amount has
been $17,500,000,000 almost double as
much in twenty-eight years of the pres
ent protective tariff as it was during the
whole previous history of the American
At the conclusion of his speech, Mr.
Blaine returned to Gen. Harrison's resi
dence where he spent the night. He
leaves for Evansville tomorrow.
Mb. Charles A. Tan Pelt, of Lincoln,
(who has practically since the war suffer
ed from disease of a nervous character
which has for a long time affected his
mind), wandered away from his home
ono day last week and his dead body
was found Monday of last week in a
little stream known as Caldwell's branch,
about one mile west of the city. Mr.
Van Pelt was born in Highland county,
Ohio, in 1843, and at the age of eighteen
enlisted in one of the Ohio, regiments,
serving tlirougn tue entire war. He
looked much older than he really was,
on account of wounds, disease and nerv
ous troubles contracted daring the war.
The coroner's jury decided that his death
was caused by accidental drowning.
Last Thursday night Omaha's repub
lican demonstration with its enthusiasm
gave the city the greatest shaking up
she has had in many a day. Citizens
who had no political bias, estimated the
people who turned out to see the demon
stration at 50,000. Three thousand Har
rison and Morton voters .paraded with
torches and banners. The' demonstra
tion was so grand and unexpected, it is
said that it utterly astounded the de
mocracy. It was found that exposition
hall would not hold the people that
were expected to be addressed by Hon.
John M. Thurston and others. Hon.
John L. Webster and others addressed
the audience in front while Thurston
made the ringing speech in the hall.
Pike's Peak was reached one day last
week for the first time by wagon route
to its top. The wagon that made this
first trip contained B. F. Weibbree, a
member of the firm of Carlisle, Price &
McGavock, which built the road; Mr. C.
F. Schneider, one of the government
signal officers on the Peak, who met the
wagon about a mile from the top, and
H. H. Shelcomridge, of the Colorado
Springs Gazette. Colorado can now
boast of having the highest carriage
road in the world.
At Hastings on the 10th a fire broke
out in the street car stables in the south
west part of the city and .before it could
be extinguished destroyed the building
and contents, thirty tons of hay, five
hundred bushels of grain, barness, etc.
All the horses, thirty in number, were
Andrew Schwank, who is working for
Mr. Clausen, met with a painful accident
one day last week while working on the
derrick used in boring the new well at
the court house. By a displacement of
a portion of the derrick, he was precipi
tated to the ground, a distance of twelve
feet striking on his head and shoulders.
In trying to save himself two. finger
nails were torn out and his wrist sprain
ed. His head was badly bruised and
his neck severely wrenched. Falling as
h9 did it is a wonder he was not killed.
To citizens of Nebraska during the past
week, and reported for this paper by C.
A. Snow & Co., patent lawyers, opposite
U. S. Patent office, Washington, Di C.
Jr H. Woodward, Seward, Therapeutic
electrode; J. F. Warner, Winnebago,
fence wire stretcher; W. H. Tyler, David
City, snap hook; A. C. L. Davis, Madi
son, siding gage. .
t'We have now discovered why the
Journal asks for a prohibitory law.""
Democrat of Sept 7.
It is sufficient to say of this lie that it
is a very blundering one. The Journal
favors submitting any question of great
public interest to a vote of the people,
but is opposed to the adoption of the
Americas UeoasforAmerieaa Meaey.
American money should be spent at
home to oav for American mafa mwwla
Let ns seU oar cotton, wheat, oil and
.. , . . . . . . .
other products for cash, instead of buy-
ing knick-knacks with the proceeds and 1
supporting foreign systems of labor and
t trade. All that America needs can be
made in America, and American manu
facturers are entitled to the patronage
of the American people. Chicago
What Free Trade ia America Woald Meaa.
Tocsostowk, Ohio, Oct 1. Benjamin
Ashley, a paddler at Brown, Brummell
& Co.'s mill, has just returned from a
three months' trip to England. He says
he is now a more anient protectionist
than ever. He says he can earn $5.50,
while a man in England at the same
work gets but $1.63. He can buy steak
here for sixteen conts- a pound which
coats the Englishman twenty-four cents.
The workingmen there have a continual
struggle to keep body and soul together.
An iron manufacturer says there are
60,000,000 tons of iron in England today
to be shipped to this country as soon as
free trade is adopted.
THE MORMON L'HUItCIt.
The Property Declared Eneheatrd to the Gov
ernment by the Territorial Su
Salt Lake, Utah, Oct. 8. The su
preme court of Utah today entered final
judgment and decree in the case of the
United States, against the Mormon
church, which was pending, to dissolve
the church corporation and have its
property declared escheated to the gov
ernment: The suit was brought about
in the supreme court of this .territory
under an act of congress of February 10,
1887. In that suit a receiver was ap
pointed for the church corporation. He
has succeeded in collecting over $1,000,
000 worth of property, real and personal.
The decree entered today is a complete
triumph for the government, It declares
the corporation of the church dissolved,
ascertains that the voluntary religious
sect now in existence has no right to the
corporate property, except the temple
block and buildings, which are set aside
to it It denies the intervention of a
large number of individuals claiming the
property; orders the real estate of the
corporation to be held by the receiver
until the informations for the forfeiture
for the same, brought by the govern
ment, can be brought to a conclusion,
and it declares all of the personal prop
erty of the late corporation to have be
come escheated to the government
-This point was the one most bitterly
fonght, as the property of the church
was claimed on behalf of the incorporated
Mormon sect, as successor in trust to the
late corporation, and by individuals who
were members of the corporation, who
intervened on behalf of themsefves and
all other mombers of the corporation.
Upon the evidence the court decided that
neither the present church nor the indi
viduals had any claims; that the proper
ty had been held upon trusts, the objects
of which were principally to uphold
polygamy, and these trusts were the
only ones existing to which said prop
erty could be devoted. It furthermore
decided that the present church still
upholds, teaches and maintains polyg
amy, and that any dedication of the
property to it would be for the purpose
of upholding polygamy and would be
unlawful. After exhaustive evidence
the court declares the property to belong
to the government by the operation of
law. The defendants have taken the
case to the supreme court-of the United
States, where it will be hotly contested.
Fifty-live People Killed on the Lehigh Val
WiiiKEsiuuBE, Pa October 11. The
Father Mathew celebration at Hazelton
yesterday ended in the most frightful
disaster, the like of which has never been
seen before on the Lehigh Valley road,
indeed, in this county. The wreck oc
curred at Mud Bun, about midway be
tween White Haven and Penn Haven
junctions. The first section of the train,
while standing still, was run into by the
second Bection. The last three cars of
the first section, which were filled to
overflowing, were totally wrecked and all
the passengers in the rear car were kill
ed. The last two cars were telescoped,
and the passengers were either crushed
to death or pressed against the boiler
and burned to death. The scene was
heartrending and beggars description.
It was nearly six hours afterwards be
fore the first section was able to reach
Wilkesbarre, the wounded being convey
ed in ambulances from Mill Creek to the
city hospital. The passengers in several
sections of the train tell tales too horri
ble for belief under any other circum
stances. They relate that the third sec
tion of the excursion train stood on the
track a few hundred yards from Mud
Bun waiting for the other section to get
out of the way. A brakeraan, so they
said, had been sent back with a lantern
to guard the train in the rear. Sudden
ly they saw a train approaching from the
rear at a high rate of speed. Several
who were on the rear platform jumped
off ana escaped, une young woman
sprang, but seeing two little boys who
were in her charge yet on the platform,
she climbed back to rescue them and
lost her life by her daring. In one in
stant the flash of a headlight illuminated
the interior of the fated car; there was a
frightful crash and the engine plunged
her full length into the crowded mass of
humanity. The shock drove the rear
car through the next one for two-thirds
of its length and the second into the
third. It is not likely that a single per
son escaped in the rear car. The second
was crowded with bleeding bodies and
the third car had but few passengers
who escaped. The passengers through
out both trains were terribly shaken up
ana Druisea. xneysoon swarmed upon
the wall and then the full horror of the
accident dawned upon them. The
throng from two trains gathered beside
the telescoped engines and cars and
there witnessed the most fearful sights
of their lives. The shattered engine was
pouring forth clouds of scalding steam
and8treams of water which partly hid
from human eyes many horrible sights.
Hissing steam deadened the shrieks and
groans of those involved in the ruins.
Ghastly white faces peered into the win
dows to be greeted by faces more ghast
ly. Already dead, gripped in broken
timbers, sat some erect as in life, staring
open-eyea as ir aware or me notable
surroundings. Here a youth stone dead
held in his arms his little brother whose
feet were pinioned. His father was
crushed and mangled and lay at full
length upon the prostrate form of the
body of his son, badly injured. When
steam and smoke had cleared away from
the rear car its ghastly sights were bet
ter revealed. Timbers were crushed and
wrenched into all sorts of shapes, while
in every part hung mangled bodies and
limbs. It was a slaughter pen, bloodier
than a butcher's shop.
A bulletin issued bv the Lehiirh Val.
ley railroad today says there were fiftv
five killed in last night's accident
From oar regular correspondent.
Senator Sherman thinks that the sen
ate tariff bill is one of the most perfect
revenue measures ever perfected. It re
duces our income nearly $75,000,000, and
does not strike down a single American
industry, thereby differing very widely
from the free-trade Mills bilL
Tbe democratic campaign fund collec
tion fiend is abroad in this city, and
none are spared in his rounds amoncr
government employees; he calls on the
scrub-women as well as the head of the
department; he has taken in the non
partisan Metropolitan police force, and
his last victims are the old soldiers
quartered at the National Soldiers'
noun wu a anouia not do at ail but
Arlington cemetery to bulldoze the dead
for robacriptiods. And this, mind !
is only the first democratic reform ad-
ministration. The imagination fails
when an attempt is made to picture the
results upon the government of a second
one of the same kind, but fortunately
the voters of this country have too much
intelligence to make another democratic
administration possible for many years
Intending visitors to Washington will
be glad to know that the elevator to the
top of the Washington monument will
be run regularly hereafter.
The renomination of Mayor Hewitt of
New York, by a citizens' meeting has
disturbed Cleveland very much. Mr.
Hewitt has no love for either Cleveland
or free-trade, and Cleveland is fully
aware of it, hence these tears. '
G. A.R. men here are indumant at
their Philadelphia brethren, who march
ed in a procession at Richmond, Virginia,
in which the Confederate flag was car
ried. Democrats here are worrying a great
deal over the rumors that are flying
around as to why the members of the
national democratic committee have been
called upon to attend a special meeting
at New York Wednesday. The rumor
which gained the most credence says
that the democratic canvass of the voters
of New York, just completed, shows a
plurality for Harrison and Morton of
about 15,000, and that this' meeting is
called to decide upon what to do about
it whether to throw up the sponge or
continue the fight
Why Cleveland has not been out mak
ing stump speeches is a myBtery to me,
as every other prominent member of his
administration has been at it, and will
continue it right up to the election. It
is not strange under these circumstances
that people should consider civil-service
reform a howling farce. Senator Stew
art says it breeds a race of rascals, and
many other people agree with the plain-
Senators 'Hawley and Chandler be
lieve that Cleveland is liable to fine and
imprisonment under .the act of 1883, for
having made a campaign contribution,
and Senator Chandler has offered a res
olution in the senate directing the attorney-general
to report to the senate
whether he knows of any violations of
the civil-service act of 1883; and if so,
what, if anyr steps have been taken to
prosecute the guilty party or parties.
The senate has passed the resolution
culling upon the secretary of war to ex
plain the circular sent out by Gen.Benet
directing the discharge of republican
Indiana democrats continue to come
here after money. Governor Gray, who
was here early last week, was followed
by Aquilla Jones, postmaster at Indian
apolis. They all represent that only a
lavish expenditure of money will give
Cleveland any chance of carrying the
C Senator Chandler's resolution provid
ing for an investigation of the Louisiana
election has not yet been disposed of by
the senate. Mr. Chandler will endeavor
to get it passed this week, but the tariff
bill may prevent his getting it before the
Mr. Morton's excellent letter of ac
ceptance was highly praised here for its
plainness and brevity two good quali
ties seldom combined in political docu
ments. Other t'oantrie.
The police, in a" cellar at Moscow, have
discovered a complete manufactory of
dynamite shells and- arrested the pro
prietor, a nihilist' recently returned from
penal servitude in Siberia.
Word comes from Ottawa that Prem
ier Mocdonold says the liberal party is
committed to union with the United
States and the coming Dominion elec
tion will hinge on this point, the con
servatives opposing union.
At the inquest of the trunk of a wo
man found in a cellar at Whitehall the
surgeons who examined the remains
testified that they were those of ah un
usually fine woman, who had probably
occupied a good social position.
At London on the 10th the conserva
tives were seriously considering the
question of raising a fund to assist the
Times in its case before' the Parnell
commission, and defending the action
brought against it by Mr. Parnell in the
News from Vienna under date of the
10th says Emperor William bade fare
well to Emperor Francis Joseph, the
king of Saxony and the regent of. Ba
varia, at Muzzuschlag, Styria, this after
noon, and departed for Borne, Emperor
Francis Joseph and the others return
ing to Vienna.
From Simla comes a threat under
date of the 10th that the Indian govern
ment has issued to the rebellious Black
mountain tribes, a proclamation inform
ing them that if the government's con
ditional offer of amnesty is not accepted
by October 15, a wholesale destruction
of their crops will be begun.
The Neueste Nachrichten confirms the
published report a few days ago that
Wurtemburg and Swiss anarchists con
templated an attempt to assassinate the
German emperor while making his
journey from Munich to Vienna. The
greatest precautions were taken after
the discovery of the plot, and his
majesty's route was almost entirely
changed in consequence.
The Empire Chief, government organ
of Canada, on the 10th asks: "Has it
ever happened in the history of the
world that one country took such lib
erty with the possessions of another as
the United States are taking with Can
ada, without having first resolved upon
going to war with the insulted nation;"
and after a long article in the negative,
it says: "We are 5,000,000 of British
subjects, and although in the past we
have submitted patiently to the United
States interference, by methods more
offensive than language can well ex
press, the time has at last arrived
when on both sides of the international
boundary all fair minded men must
agree that the dignity and honor of both
countries calls for the abandonment of
the attitude which conveys a standing
insult and menance to the Canadian do-
In this department the people talk, and sot
the editor. Each writer most hold himself ready
to defend his principles aad his statements of
facts. "In the multitude of counsel there is
wisdom." Ed. Jockxal.1
Stctoabt, Ark, Oct, 9, 1888.
Ed. Joubnai.: In reply as to whether
this climate is beneficial to consump-
tives'or not, I will say that I am sure it
is, for I know many who came here
with weak lungs, and they are either
better or well. Bat there is so much
rainy weather here in winter, that for a
while I thought that perhaps we might
better have gone. to Florida, But the
longer I stay here the more certain I am
that this is a goodclimate for those who
have weak lungs. Mrs. Harriet Beecher
Stowe, who has lived in Florida at dif
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Auction at 10 a. m., 2 p. m., and 7 p. m.
Private sales the rest of the day. Come at
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SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agents for the tale of
Union Faeife aad Midland Faeif c B. R. Lands for sale at from fl.08 to $10.00 per acre for cask
or ob are or tsa years time, ia aaaaal payments to sait purchasers. Wa have also a large and cbole
lot of other leads, improved and nam proved, for sale at low price and on reasonable terms. Aim
naalpees aad reafaiSBce lots ia the city. We keep a complete abstract of title to all real estate it
ferent times, said to me in a letter, in
regard to tbe climate there for consump
tives, 'it may be good in some cases, and
it may be bad in others. If the climate
where yonr friends are is apparently
doing well for them, I shonld by all
means hope they would remain." And
here we stay contentedly.
N. D. Howe Wanzek.
In tbe matter of the estate of Thomas McPh illips,
Notice is hereby givn. that tbe creditors of
the said deceased, will meet the executrix of
Bt a UkJ"kVU. TTtA ffnvifw 1nlfMk i lllntK
coonty. Nebraska, at the county court room in
said county, on f ne a& aay or November. vi.
oa the 22d day of January, 1889, and on the 23d
day of March. 1S89. at 10 o'clock a. m.. each day.
for tbe purpose of presenting their claims for
examination, adjustment and allowance. Six
months are allowed for creditors to present their
ciaims.anaoneyear.ror trie executrix to settle
said estate from the 22d day of September. 181.
Dated Colombcs, Neb., September 22.D.18S8.
NOTICE PROBATE OF WILL.
Notice probate of will, Anna Banmann, deceas
ed. Ia roontv coart. Platte coontv. Nen.
The State of Nebraska to the heirs and next of
akfaof the said Anna Banmann, deceased:
Take-notice, that noon filimr of a written in
strameat purporting to be the last will and
testament of Anna Banmann for orobate and
allowance, it is ordered that Mia matter be set
for bearinf the 10th day of November. A. D. 1888.
before said coonty court, at the hour of 9 o'clock
a. m., at which time any person interested may
appear aad contest the same: and notice of this
proceeding; is ordered published three weeks
ccsssively ia the CouncBus Jocbxal, a week
ly newspaper, published in this State.
Ia testimony whereof. I have hereunto set my
baad aad the seal of the coonty coart. at Colam.
baa, this 19th day of October, A. D.18S8.
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In the county coart of Platte coaaty. Nebraska.
In the matter of the estate of James W. Dick
Notice is hereby (riven to all persons interested
in the estate of James W. Dickinson, deceased.
that William J. Thnrston, executor, of said e.
iMp, lias uiiuie application to mid coaaty coart
n nave the time ro
of mid entato extended to the 2d day of Aoril.
tiavinirallletta ted loaarnaa
Vvfl. Said matter will be heard hrfnre th Ma
of Maid county court at hia officn in rVtlnmhm.
Nebraska, on the 2ftth day of October, Mm, at 10
o'clock a. m., when and Wheee all persona desiring-
to oppose may appear and be heard.
loiumrjBs, meo., uctDer&h. um.
. H. J. Hudson,
23-3t County Judge.
THIRD QUARTERLY STATEMENT
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GEO. F. GREMER. j
Of Columbus, Nebraska, at the close of business -
October 1st. 1W.
Loans and discounts $ 102BL35
Real estate and fixtures
Due from other tanks
Cash on hand and cash items .
Capital stock paid in..
Individual deposits ...
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1, fc. a. Aewman, cashier of the above named
bask, dosoleeaaly swear that the above state
ment is traa, to the best of my knowledge aad
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Habscribed aad sworn to before me October
8th, 1888. W. M. CoaNBUca,
Correct attest: Notary Public, :
W. A. ScAuisrn.
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