The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, October 31, 1888, Image 2
-"' 'Z -m i .i ;4 a 8 K M I! !! : ,r t R - f olumb us Journal. Entered at the PoeUoffioe, ColaabM, Hab., m econd-class mail matter. ISSUED KTKBT WSDNSSDAT ST M. K. TURNER & CO., Columbus, Net. - TEBX3 or suBscairnos: On07iear.br mail, postage prepaid, Six montnft Xhfee mo&tiis,. " $2.00 LOO 50 . Fajrable- in Advance. -""Specimen copies moiled tree, on applica tion. TO SCBSCXIBEBS. ' ' When subscribers change their place of resi dence they should at once notify us by letter or postal card, giving Lotb their former and t!ien nmjit Twwit-nffim. the first enables us to rcaul'y and the name on our mailing list, from which,. being in type, we eacn weea pmu, Miner uu uic wrapper or on the margin of your JocBSAi., the date to which your subscription is paid .or ac counted for. Itemittances should -be uia:lo either by money-order, registered letter or draft, payable to the order of . " JL K. TURNER & CO. TO OOBBESPONDKNTS. All .communications, to secure attention, ninst cornwDondent in every scnoouu&inwi Platte county, one ofgood judgmont, ami ro liabl in every way. Write plainly, each itwi. aeiarately. Give as facta. WEDNESDAY; OCrOBEB 31. 1838. REPUBLICAN TICKET. Hatiemal. For President, BENJAMIN HARRISON Of Indiana. For Vice-Prewidcnt, LEVI P. MORTON, Of New York. ComgreaaloMal. For ItcpreHentative in Congress, SdDistrict, CKOIM'K W. K. DOUSEY. State. .For (Governor, JOHN M. TIIAYEIC For Liculpnant (lnvcrnnr, OEOIMJK I. ME1KLEJOHN. For Secretary "f State, filMlEUT L. LAWS. For State Treasurer, J. 11 HILL. For State Auditor, THOMAS H. RENTON. For Attorney "ontml, WILLIAM LEESE. For (Viminissioner Public lindsand Ituildihge, JOHN STEEN. For SiiiKTintendent Pnblic lnNtmetion, (iEOIMJE H. LANE. Iief dative. For Senator 12th Senatorial District, W. A. MoAt.LlSTElt. ForltepresentativeZ'ith District; NIELS OLSON. Cematjr. For Heiriontntive21th Distriet, W. A. HAMPTON. ' For County Attorney, . J (. KEEPER. . Toon Sackville Wcet! Rhine bail his Burchard and Cleve land iias his West! '"Tun only time England can use an Irishman is when ho emigrates to Amer ica and votes for free trade." London Times. " ' If tiny democrat is in donbt as to how - he should vote on national matters, let him address a letter to Mr. West at Washington. Is it possible that the democratic party is importing votes for McShane from the territories west of us? We hope not- At Ottawa, 111., on the morning of the 27th, Hess & Crotty's lime works were set afiro by a bolt of lightning and burn ed, loss $15,000. Gboveb Cleveland has done more . to advance the cause of free trade than any prime minister of England has ever done." London Spectator. Fkom Aberdeen, Dale we learn that the snowfall on the night of the 25th was general throughout central Dakota. The weather was warm and the flakes melted as fast as they fall. If manliness is any qualification for the highest office in the gift of the peo ple of the United States, and it certainly is, then there is no shadow of question against Harrison over Cleveland. Mrs. Jackson and Miss Nellie Norris on the 2Sth inst, at Cleveland, poured gasoline on the kitchen floor to kill roaches. It ignited from the range and an explosion resulted. Both women were fatally burned. Poob West, how the world pities him an honest man doubtless, but a poor diplomat. His letter may, however, in fluence, some Englishman who is not yet wholly American in his transfer of al legiance, to vote for Cleveland instead of Harrison. Tire grand jury of the first district court at Provo, Utah, last. week found 231 indictments for offences against the 'United States statutes, chiefly unlawful cohabitation, adultery and such other offenses as grow out of- the practice of . polygamy. The next apportionment for republi can party purposes, state and county, will doubtless be made upon the vote for Gov. John M. Thayer, for governor. See to it that your township casts the. full republican vote for Thayer for gov ernor, otherwise your representation will and ought to be cut down.- Two ladies from Pennsylvania, and visiting their brother, A. McKirsley, near West Liberty, Iowa, were killed on on the night of the 25th by the Burling ton & Cedar Rapids passenger train.Their death was due to the stubbornness of a boy who persisted in driving across the track when the engine was almost upon them. He lost his own life and also the life of a liorse by his folly. See that the name of Wm. Leese, for I attorney general is on your ticket . A special effort is being made now at the close of the campaign to defeat him by plastering the republican ticket. Let republican workers watch .the tickets closely, but, better still, republican vot ers and men of all other parties who wish to see re-elected a man who has worked well for the. public, should see that his 1 is on their tickets. Jeka-H. GesdriBg, Esq., tkmdriag Vive the Vetera Light. The supervisors' record, No. 2, pages 231 and 232, contains the'following para graph: Thursday p. na-, Jan, 5, 1888. Supr. Henry presepted the following resolution: . :. "Resolved, that the County Attorney be instructed to proceed-at .once to col lect fines . and costs assessed 'against Reinhold Brandt and others -by the District Court. Carried." The light" wanted," Mr. Gondring, .will readily suggest itself to your mind, and the Journal stands ready 'next week to publish what you have to offer on this -subject. Let it be brief and pointed. In our last issue we called upon Co. Atty John M. Gondring to throw some light upon this matter. He has not seen fit. to dp so, the presumption .being, either that he thinks it a matter of no consequence, whatever, or else that he is not able to so explain it as to clear himself from severe censure. The cases referred to. were instituted in the name of the State against Rein hold Brandt, charging him with the vio lation of law, and fines were assetsed. Not being paid, it was very natural that the county supervisors, a body of men charged with looking after the gen eral welfare of the county, should pass a resolution, introduced by RE Henry (himself a democrat, so that it cannot be charged as a political resolution), direct ing the county attorney, Mr. Gondring, to proceed at once and collect these fines, amounting to a good portion of the yearly salary of the county attorney. So far as we have been able to learn, Mr. Gondring has. done not a single thing towards their collection, and it doesn't look now as though be ever intended to do so. Why is this? The fines were collecta ble at the time. The school fund, where they belong, is always ready to receive them. They were assessed for the viola tion of law, and the machinery of the law, expensive to the tax-payers of the county, had been invoked to make the prosecution. Why not proceed to col lect as the county board directed? Carl Brandt, one of the sureties in this case, nominated Mr. Gondring at the county democratic convention, thus seeming to be a political friend of Mr. Gondring's. What is the county attor ney's motive for doing nothing since January last, in response to the county board directing him to proceed at once to the collection of these fines? Since writing the above we have had a conversation with Mr. Gondring and asked him to make a statement for pub lication in the Journal, concerning the matter. This he declined to do, but es sayed to defend himself in various ways. We cannot see how any official, acting as lie has done in this matter, can justify his course. We now specify three cases: one, Oct. 30, '8C, where the fine was $25 and costs 02, known as the screen case; two others April 15, W, fine $100 each and costs. Now here are upwards of $400 with in terest from the date of judgment. They run along from Oct '80, to April W, nil through 7, no execution is ordered out by the county attorney. The board pass, a resolution in Jan. 1888 directing the attorney, who is the servant of the coun ty for that special business, ordering him -to proceed, at once, (not wait as long sis you have already waited) pro ceed at once (not wait until after the next county election) proceed at once to collect these fines. What was necessary to collect these fines at once? There is nothing exempt from an execution of this kind. How proceed then, as the county's law officer, at once, to collect these fines? Evidently, by ordering an execution. This he has never done. Now, why has he not done so. If Mr.Gondring was anxious to serve the public, anxious to obey the order of the county board of supervisors, anxious to see this sum of money placed safely where it belongs, in the school fund, wouldn't he, long be fore this, have ordered an execution is sued? Let any candid man answer. The people have always held the school fund sacred to the benefit of the child ren of the state and they will continue to so hold until every man in public office, no matter how honest his pro testations, will be taught to know that they must not be tampered with, even by a county attorney, who has considera ble to do with the proper enforcement of the laws or with the improper manage ment of the official matters of the county. The ordinary citizen can have his "say" of approval or condemnation of a public servant when he is asked to re elect him to office. When he don't do his duty, don't re-elect him. Mr. Gond ring, evidently, should step down and out A campaign of prejudices is always a poor scheme, and invaribly re-acts upon those who undertake it, because, while it might succeed in hoodwinking a few voters, naturally it would disgust a good many more. Some' democrats in this vicinity last week tried to make a great stir over the state live stock commission, especially directing their shafts at the re publican party for foisting such a law upon the state, ete, etc Oh, it was a fearfully b-a-d thing! The intelligent reader hereof will doubtless remember that George Barnhart of this city is gen erally the man who holds the gun when the glandered horse goes down, and up on his devoted head, of course, is heaped all the abuse. Well, George is a good shot, not only with a rifle, but with his mouth,, also. Coming down town Satur day morning, he was assailed by a chorus of democratic voices, concerning the wickedness of the commission law, which he defended by .saying that an imals, afflicted with contagions diseases should be killed, there was no doubt of that, and the owners should have some pay for their animals, because they were sacrificed for the public good; the law and its enforcement is commending itself to the farming and stock-raising-community everywhere, etc George is good at an argument and he had the best of it but the chorus kept up, never theless. The democrats thought they had a good run on George and they kept up the fifing. Finally George says, gen tlemen, "if I was in your place I would not go back on McShane in that style. Ominous silence for a few moments. What could the democratic candidate for governor have to do with this thing! Indeed I wouldn't As senator, in '1885, he was the author of the law, engineered it to a passage and afterwards recom mended my appointment to Governor Dawes. I wouldn't if I was you, go back on McShane for that" George bad the sidewalk to himself. Aa'Atteapt at Bribery. M. H. Barber, editor of the Nance county Journal, in the issue of October 25th in an article 'under the following headlines, says: "Will O. E. Green's gold buy a seat in the next Nebraska legisla ture? Can he .subsidize the press of Platte and Nance counties to hide his blackened record?" Tho "above are questions which are pertinent just now to the people of these counties.' Will the people vote to' send to the legislative halls of this state a man who finds it necessary to buy up the press in order to suppress the facte in regard to his checquered career? The editor' of the Journal was offered, on Monday last, quite a sum of money in hand by a man who claimed to be a clo3e friend of O. E. Green's, ostensibly for the purpose of suppressing any "slush or stories" derogatory of said "Green's character, but really for the purpose of muzzling the press so that the people may not be informed as to his real char acter. This money was urged upon us, but nmmnilv ratnaoA ' vJa linn hnnAri nnt. I to Im railed tinon to nnblish anything in' this campaign which reflected on any man's private character, and had so ex pressed our desires. But after mature de liberation,we have concluded that a candi date for office, whose- private character is such that he finds it necessary to buy up the press in order that he may not be exposed to the public, will not get any consolation or comfort from the Journal. We have never taken any man's gold for political support and take it for granted thai the candidate who finds it neces sary to subsidize the press is not worthy of support We had intended to erase from the article signed "Tax Payer," in another column, certain strictures on Mr. Green's private character, but have come to the conclusion that it was, in view of this article and others to follow, that the offer to buy our silence was made, that he shall have, the full benefit of the whole truth. If our statement in this article is de nied, we stand ready to make affidavit to the facts. Tke Markets or the World. Mr. McKinley of Ohio has taken the stump in -New York and is received with tho greatest enthusiasm. In. an ad dress to a great audience in Brooklyn the other evening ho effectually disposed of the "markets of the world" delusion which their present possessor, Great Britain, appears so anxious to share with us. With free cotton our exports are nothing as compared with England's and not even equal to our own imports of cotton goods, with free hides we ex port each year the magnificent amount or $1,000,000 worth of boots and shoes. "Why talk of a foreign market,! said Mr. McKinley;' "we don't possess our own yet The best market in the world is the American market Let's get the balance of our own market We've got more money than any other market in the world. We spend more money than any other country in tho world. We waste more money than any other coun try.. This market is the prize of tho na tions of the world. They would give un told millions to carry .this election, and it would be money in their pockets." Lincoln Journal. The Polish Jew sufferers of Ramsey count", Dak., ought' to be helped out of their trouble. It is shameful that in this country, families of men, women and little children should suffer from cold and hunger. They came to the country with some money, and then a failure of crops striking them, they bor rowed money at 12 per cent on real es tate mortgages and from 2 to 5 per cent a month on chattels, and were hnally dispossessed, of everything they had of valuo to satisfy the rapacity of creditors. A correspondent says: "We " visited about twenty houses and. found all, with two exceptions, without a stick of wood or any other material for fire. On Sat' urday the ice was three-fourths of an inch thick,-and we found numerous lit tle children with bare feet and legs. The minister's wife was found living in a hut the floor consisting of the bare ground,. one little girl blue with cold, and an other in her crib huddled up, trying to keep warm. Their furniture was in keeping with the rest, and their supply of food consisting of dry crumbs of bread kindly sent, by a neighbor from their scanty supply. Another woman we found the same morning with two little girls with bare limbs and feet, trying to keep warm on the sunny side of the house. Some creditor had taken her cow, and left her-to starve with her little ones." Oar State Seaatonfeip. The republicans of this 12th senatorial district have nominated the old stand by, Hon. W. A. McAllister, of Columbus, for the upper house of the legislature. He has served several terms in the leg islature from the district comprising Colfax and Platte counties and 'has a record that he can be proud of and one the people appreciate. As a legislator he is honest and sincere in the support of all measures for the .good of his con stituents and his record in the past has shown him to be a true representative of the masses. He has had experience and is known to be just and true and having been tried and not found wanting it is bad policy to not again elect -him. .The democrats have placed in the- .field against him one, Michael. Mah'er, of Lost Creek, Platte county, a man against whom we hear nothing wrong, yet he is not to be-compared in the light of the position he seeks with our McAllister: He is without experience and his natural legislative ability- is decidedly slim-. Colfax county always has given McAllis ter a majority and no doubt will do so again, but let us make it a big one this time to show that we recognize worth, endorse honesty, and approvo of compe tency. Schuyler Quill. The republicans have placed in nomi nation for county representative a re spected citizen of Humphrey. W. A Hampton is particularly fitted for legis lative work, for several reasons: lie has a quick intellect that could readily ob serve and grasp the situation and state of 'a question, and 'having observed, he has the moral courage to stand up.for his convictions against all odds that may be brought against him. He has a dignity of manner, and high regard for honor and right .that would make him I unapproachable by the polluting, pur chasing power that thwarts the will of the masses, by corrupting the legisla tors. -He makes the work in hand his study and has the qualifications to make an able, efficient and useful servant and. will appceciate the honor, if elected, by giving the office the thorough atten tion, care and study that has character ized his private business and has been the cause of his success. Humphrey 1 Independent Let it be remembered that every com - petihg foreign article sold in this coun try takes the place of a domestic made article which might have been sold. Just so much more foreign goods as are sold to our people, jos't so much less domestic goods' can be sold. If domestic goods cannot be sold they will ho.t.be made. If not made; employment in their manu facture .must stop, idleness ensue," and' with it privation and distress. It is not enough for the .theorist to say that men thus thrown out of employment can-take hold of something else. Other lines of business are now as full asmanufactnres. -Crowding agriculture with men else where thrown out will inevitably depress that industry. Thousands who are now ' buyers of products will be-unable to pay and will "either raise what they need or' go without Wages will go down under the diminished demand for the products of farm, and factory, hard times will reign supreme and the- free' trader's mil lenium will draw nigh. Then, and not till then, can goods be produced as cheaply here as in- Europe, for labor un der such' conditions can be procured on equal terms here and abroad. Selected. Democracy may shout itself ' hoarse for free trade or its" modified form for purposes of deception, as in the Mills .bill but American manufacturers and workingmen are not going to play-into the hands of English capitalists. Every intelligent man knows that the working multitudes of the United . States are better paid, better boused, better fed, better clothed, and happier than labor ers in any other land under the sun, and that protection has been a great agency in accomplishing it. Such' facts knock the wind' out of all their "fine.snnn oratory. The New York Star asserts that "Har rison, Morton and Blaine and their asso ciates are under British influence and' bound' to sustain a policy desired by stipendiaries of the British government" But it makes no quotations from Eng lish newspapers in proof of its assertion. The idea that "British influence" favors "American protection, is too silly a prop osition for a newspaper with a thimble ful of brains to entertain. Inter-Ocean. Mr. Dorset has. made a good repre sentative in congress from the great Third district and deserves to be return ed, as he undoubtedly will be. For all the material interests of the district, for all the men of the district who had business with the government,-he has been a faithful public servant, and that irrespective of party or politics. With his experience he will be able to ac complish for tho district ten times- as much as either of his opponents, if elect ed, and this is saying nothing against them. A vote lor Dorsey is a vote to' sustaiu the policy of the republican par ty as applied to national matters and which proved of such incalculable .value, to the country. ' A cowboy from the Snake river coun try brought news, last week to Cheyenne, Wyo:, of tho lynching of F. W. Adams and a companion known as "Dutcliy." These men had leen warned to desist killing and slaughtering elk and deer for their horns and hides, in violation of law, by an ex-ranchman named Johnson, who said he would report them to the authorities if they did not. desist. This enraged the hunters, who that night burned down the house of Johnson and threatened to kill him if he interfered again. Johnson rode to tho settlement near by and gathered a force of .forty men, who .caught the hunters and hang ed them. Any apprehension that the democrats may have expressed about the fitness of Benjamin Harrison to occupy the presi dential chair that his head was too small, for instance, for his grandfather's hat, was long since dispersed. Harri son's fitness is no longer questioned even by democrats.- He has the mental abili ty to make, a great president and .a good one, and, having the ability- and after the 4th of March the opportunity to ex ercise it in the president's office,the conn try will bo satisfied, pleased that once again the chief magistrate is a man,, in every good 6ense that the word implies. Harrison and. Morton, backed by the republican party, will, do justice- to tho soldiers of the republic yet alive, and to the widows and orphans of those who have passed over to the majority. While entirely tolerant of all political beliefs they will not elevate to office and high position, the ex-rebels of the country,, who are not in line with the progressive spirit of the times. The patriotic. sol dier should have the preference over the rebel soldier the man who sustained his government when attacked, against him who would have destroyed it Elect Cleveland, and you virtually say we approve the Mills bill, and the president's message: The policy that has made the .country prosperous, has developed pur natural resources beyond any precedent known in the history of any .civilized people, has diversified our industries, and -has made our home mar ket the beBt of any in the world this -policy you reverse, and institute anoth er that, if followed up, will lead to dis aster and ruin. It cannot be -that the American people will deliberately do this. .- A vote for McAllister, Olson and Hampton means three votes in .the gen eral assembly for Senator Mahderson's re-election. Mr. Manderson has .done well for Nebraska, giving our state great prominence in the national councils; to the great body of the people his service in the -senate has been very satisfactory. He ought, to be and he will be returned. Voting "for democratic candidates for senate and house means -McShane and not Manderson. - The people of Nebraska, irrespective of party, owe it to their own interests to support Attorney General Leese and give him such a rousing majority as will convince everybody that the policies ad vocated by-him are in the" right 'direc tion and must be followed up. See .that your ticket has on it his "name, for at torney generrL It is said that there is. a concerted effort' to defeat him by hav ing at each voting place in the state two men to plaster republican tickets vtith his opponent's " stickers." It is said that in various localities of Nebraska democrats are. offering to trade Cleveland for McShane, thus: Mr. A, a democrat,-will approach Mr. B, a republican, and say: "Mr. B, if you vote for McShane for governor, I. will vote for Harrison for president What say you?" If any here propose it, don't be caught Nebraska is safe for Harri son and Thayer is a better man for gov ernor than McShane. ! DuRixa General Harrison's president ial term there will be no returning of rebel flags," no insulting vetoes for bills pensioning disabled soldiers or the widows and children, of Union veterans," there will be no favoritism of Confed erates, no'unmanly and infamous orders to make war on women and 'children employed in United States arsenals. Gen. Harrison is a brave- man who fought for his country. Grovkb Cleveland had the pleasure, of reviewing the grand parade in New York last Saturday, and the i7,000 dem ocrats on the march through the streets were treated to the. cleansing process of a continuous rainfall from the beginning to the end of the parade. Shortly after the parade had passed, the -president, Mrs. Cleveland and party' boarded a 'train and .were-, on their way to Wash ington. ...." The ' supreme court - of the United States at'.Washington decided last week that the prohibition law of Iowa was constitutional,- the court holding that' the state law prohibiting both the man ufacture aud sale, except for mechanical, medicinal and sacramental purposes, is not in conflict with the interstate com merce provisions, and the decision of the Iowa court was sustained. "A yore for" Gov. Thayer is a ballot for a faithful old soldier, grown gray in the service of his country. With all his long public service Gov. Thayer is now a poor man, snowing that he has not been a patriot and an- office-holder for money: The- interests of this great and growing state will be perfectly safe in Gov. Thayer's "keeping the next two years as they have been in the past . .'The senate tariff bill is a republican measure in -the interest of. the whole country, as a careful, candid examina tion of it will showt the Mills bill, dem ocratic, is a measure calculated to en rich the south at the expense of the north. No northern or western man should vote for it The republicans all along charged that Cleveland and his administration and his southern brigadier backers were in favor of the Cobden club policy, the English policy of free-trade in this, country; Some doubted this, but Minister West's letter advising a correspondent" to vote for Cleveland, settles that point. A Boston News artist was at work on the 25th, perfecting the design for a monument ordered by Mrs. Gen. Sheri dan, to be erected over her husband's grave at .Arlington. It will be a granite shaft, with appropriate inscriptions -and carvings and probably not be ready be fore spring: J. H. Benjamin and John Flidell were instantly killed Oct. 21st in the shaft of tho Wolfstone mine, Leadville, Col., the cable parting and letting them drop 800 feet. Campaign Lies. 'Wo .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 grent public interest to a vote of the people, but. is opposed to the adoption of the prohibitory amendment. American (Jooils for American Money. American money Bhould be spent at home to pay for American made goods. Let us sell our cotton, wheat, oil and other products for cash, instead of buy ing knick-knacks with the proceeds and supporting foreign systems of labor and trade. All that America needs can be made in America, and American manu facturers are entitled to the patronage of the American people Chicago Journal. Patents Granted To citizens of Nebraska during the past week, and reported fortius paper byC. A. Snow & Co., patent lawyers, opposite U. S. Patent office,. Washington, D. C. E. H: Ambler, Beatrice, window screen ; Daniel H. Dillon, -Nelson, check row corn planter; W. Kopiscb, Blue Hill, door hanger; T. P. Owen-, York, permutation padlock, and attachment for draftsmen's compasses for- measuring lines; Clinton P. Rinker, assignor of one-half to D. Griggs; McCook, pump. ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC LIE SHOWN UP ! John A. McShane and the Omaha Herald'H Assertion Regarding Taxation is Ne braska Shown to be Fake. How the Democrats Lie, and Iajare the nancial Standing of the State to Deceive the Voters. FI- Tho Omaha Herald, of October 15th, contained an article upon the rate, of taxation in Nebraska, in which it makes the following assertion: "Nebraska's the highest taxed state in the union' except Nevada. The rate of taxation for -state purposes only is 81'i( cents on the 3100. Tho amount of cash raised by taxation for the year ending December 1, 1887, was 81,303,659. The rate of taxation in Minnesota, is 13 cents on $100; in Iowa it is 25 cents; in Kansas it is 41 cents a total of 79 cents or 2? cents less for all these states, com bined, than for Nebraska. Now, is this not an appalling and disgraceful state of affairs? Shonld not tho republican party be fired bodily from the control of the affairs of the state? What ex cuse can any man offer for the further continuance of this' riotous extravagance and oppression?" The above is one of the most pernici ous lies yet set atioat by the democrats for. the purpose of deceiving the voters of the' state and is a good sample of th6 unscrupulous methods resorted to by the democracy to deceive .the people during this .campaign. In this estimate the Herald does not have the honor to toll the people that Nebraska is assess ed at. the lowest valuation of any state in the union. The total assessed valua tion of' all the taxable property in Ne braska for the year 1888, is only $176, 012,820.45, and the rate of taxation 7 mills on the dollar, or 75 cents on -the 3100. The reports of the State Auditors, for the states of 'Minnesota and Kansas, l-for 1886, and Iowa-for 1885, shows the following assessed valuations of those states: $402,587,687 ....... 277.11323 489.6a0.081 IUUloW I lOwOf VxH) a Total ...-.....$1,229,961,081 The total assessed valuation, of Ne braska for 1886, was only $1632871, and the rate of taxation for state pur poses was only 1 mills or 76 cents oa the S10QL The rate of taxation on the I $100 in the other three states for that J in year was as follows: Minnesota, 13 cents; Iowa 25 cents; Kansas 41 cents; "a total, of 79 oents'on the $100. In other words, those three ttate with an fisefted' rqlu ation over 1 times greater than that of Nebraska was assessed 2 cents more on the $100 for state purposes than is levied in' this state. These figures are gleaned from the official reports of tnese states, and from teem .you can readily see-how pernicious and false, the Herald's misrepresentation was. Instead of presenting "an 'appalling- and dis graceful state of- affairs," as the Herald says, it shows, .when figured upon, the assessed valuations, 'that the affairs -of' this state are more economically admin istered than in the three states that -the Herald selected as its. models. Nebra& ka has a high rate, of '.taxation upon an extremely low assessed valuation. Here we give the average assessed valuations upon the principal items which will at at a glance show the correctness of our statement: . . Minn; Kan. Iowa. Neb. .$ 7 M..$ 3 53 . 31. 3.. 19 67 . 10 137.. S.53 . 307.. 23 05 . 1 91.. 1 07 Land per acre $ 7 .., 4 24 Horoee. .... 67 3rt.. SHU ... 22 21.. i50 ....' 83 5a.. .... 2.. 1-60 Cattle..... Mules..... Hogs ...... From the above comparison you can" readily see that Nebraska has an ex tremely low assessed valuation as com pared with other states, and that-while her levy may be higher in the number of mills yet her taxes in dollars and cents, to the taxpayer; is lower. Again the' Herald says "The amount of cash raised by taxation for the.year end ing December 1, 1887, was Sl,305;6f9." Well, what of it? In the yoar 1886 Kan sas' expenditures were 2,727i701.65. More, than double Nebraska's tax for 1887. The same year Minnesota dis bursed 82316,719.23, while Nebraska's disbursements for two years, from Nov. 30, 1884, to Nov. 30, 1886, were only 32, 82208.33, or $1,411,151.17 a year, in cluding transfers from one- fund to another, and then had on hand 3944,-. 352.75, Nov. 30, 1886. Again to show the falsity of the. Her ald's assertion, let. us look at the -tax per capita in these. Btates and you will see that in this respect Nebraska" has the advantage of the other states. For the purposes of this computation .we will take the levies for 1886 and the popula tion of-1880, as we have no means at hand from which to obtain tho population of Iowa, Kansas and Minnesota in the year 1&S5. In 1886 the total tax raised in Nebraska was $1,117,934.58; the popula tion of Nebraska in 1880 was 452,402;- the tax per capita in J88&, on the. Itasis of population in 1880, would be $2.47. .The combined, assessed valuation of . the states of Iowa, Minnesota and Kansas, as shown above, was $1,229,361,071; the. combined levy was 79 cents, on the $100, or seven and. niue-tenths. mills on the-" dollar; this would make the combined total tax upon those three states 39,711,-' 952.46 for 1886; the combined population, of these states in 1831) was 3,401,484; which would make the tax per capita $2.8.1 upon the. inhabitants of these states, while in XebnCika,itpon the same basis the-tax per capita teas only $2.47.1 In 1885 the population of Nebraska (as shown by the state census) was. 740,615, and the tax levied for the same yeari for state purposes, was. $l,027,0ia23, which would make the actual tax jier capita in Nebraska in- the year 188. $1JS. From 1880 to 1883 Nebraska nearly doubled her population, while, (based on' the popular vote) the other threo states only increased in population-about one-, third during the same period. So that the difference in the tax per capita today is greater in favor of Nebraska than appears in the above computation. The Wasp would .advise the Herald liar to get up more plausible lies or quit the business. We would also commend these facts to the careful consideration of John A. McShane, who asserts in his so-called letter of acceptance that "tho rate of taxation in Nebraska is higher than that of Kansas, Minnesota and Jowa combined." As a liar Eli Perkins is nowhere, compared with the Omaha Herald. Wahoo Wasp, Oct 18. NEBRASKA NOTES. It is said that arrangements have been made for a free mail delivery in South Omaha. It is reported that hog cholera has kroken ont with renewed vigor in Ne maha county. It is claimed that a branch of a big Chicago hide house is soon to be estab lished at Chadron. It is understood that a telephone line between Madison and -Norfolk will be completed in a short time. James C. Wiemers, a merchant of Omaha, fell off- a flight of stairs Satur day night and broke his neck. The erection of a hemp factory at Fre mont is quite certain, as lumber is being placed on the ground for that purpose. A decision was reached by the coro ner's jury in the B. & M. case, being de cided at Minden. on the 25th fixing the blame on the crewof the head train. John Hall, a drunkard, attempted to beat his wife at Nebraska City on the 24th, when she drew a revolver and shot him through the neck. The wound is fatal. . Thomas, the man who was arrested last week at Neligh for selling mortgag ed property, and who had a preliminary hearing on the 24th inst., in the county court, has been discharged. . . Up to today, 140 cars of potatoes have been. shipped from this market this sea son, against 137 cars during the' entire season last year.. The potato crop has not all been marketed yet by several car loads.--fBising Independent. Ed. Gillson, a fireman on one of the B. & M. engines at Plattsmonthr on the morning of the 25th while attending to his duty on the engine, met with a severe accident "by the explosion of the water- glass, a piece of which entered his right arm and severed the main artery. By the loss of blood he was rendered very weak, but it is thought he will recover. At ArtelL last week about thirty miles west of Hastings, two sections of a freight train collided. George A. Pritch ard, of Denver, and Robert Been, of White River, CoL, were instantly killed, and S. S. Green, of Ashland, Neb., .was so badly scalded that he cannot live. The trains were completely wrecked.- Last Wednesday evening, while the guests at the Millard hotel at Omaha were at supper, the. elevator boy, a lad about seventeen years of age, slipped into a gentleman's room" and abstracted from a dressing "case drawer about $135 cash. He then left the hotel and it is ER1STST & SCHWABZv . . -m.vsofactohersanddkalersin- Mrs SJaMia&aMafc&N " - .BVt " B BBBSrn-uLnBH LnaLnBX'Lni Bf - laBaBllaBaiaaSBaVHBVaVBBaaaflr.;v,' BBfc 57 mill I. ' --J-i-Jg.;y--y' aavppBjHHHHjMBHjMpBSSaajajaBavaE- s' pm aWaaWafc SUPERB LAMP FILLER AND GOAL OIL Which for safety, convenience, cleanliiutM ami Buu(ci uuutiiJii-p iu liiuiixK'uio iuiu ia&ii mi nuiK imivi nil i u .K urn . ploHionH. Abrtolute wifetr miaruatnil. No Hmllin. t;. 7-', "&"?? "".".. '"Baer oroutsicift of can. limit onn.nn-1 vni, will ... ul "..: "... :. ;.!"",S OI '" " Boor. larite cans a well as smull oat, therebr itavimr tlu tr.,', .... .rL'?l" co?? lt mallcan. Korvivin in u! f r 1... vrv h. ! .l ;.r. TT '"V,,,R1IJ?" VM .n,n1.7.n .J .JT ' ' " ." WMIMHCtonly. OU1 BaaaaaaaaalaaaaaaaHaaw iHHBBBSSKlaaaaaaaaaaaaafl -' I ' I f I W af hlal ' WXS0" xns 4MkW -JiS t '.---. . BAKER PERFECT STEEL BARB WIRE. CT-lf yoo buy. it joo getlOO rodn.of fence from 100 pound- of wire, which noother wUl.Io.-: ERNST fc SCHWARZ. SPEICE & NOKm General Agents for the sale of x?: ELAir ZEST'.Jir CaioaPaciicaad Midland Pacific K. B. Land or oa fire or tea yean time, in annual. paynieoTH to lot of other laad. improved and unimproved.. for baainasa and randeace lota in the city. We keep PlattaCoonty. COLUMBUS. supposed he lied to Council HlulTs. boy's nauio is Edward Woodward. The On Tuesday morning aHat ioat-w:ii; seen coming down the. Platte. Aa it nearotl the ... hank whore the current, -strikes' the north shore, just east of the. R. & J5I. railroad, bridge, it was found to be the traveling homo of a Black Hills inau and family. on their way to New Orleans.- There was abont cix iersons aboard, ltesides stove, cooking- utensils, bedding, etc. The boat. was roofed with a rude ran vas cover. Schnyler Quill." - G. W. Jenkins, who rives alxmt ten milee northwest of Nelson, by the ex plosion of a lantern which he was using in his 'grain house one night last week. set fire to tho building, two. stories, in eluding, corn shelter, feed grinder, fan ning mill, harness, farm implements, tools," eta, besides a building on which was a mill-tower framed and sided, nn-. der which was a. dairy room and dairy fixtures and on which was a nice geared windmill which ran all'of his machinery. It was -a severe loss to Mr. Jenkins, at least 81,000. Waabiagtoa" LUer-. From onr regular correspondent. The senate finance committeo will con tinue its investigation of trusts during the recess. The first session of the-Fiftieth con gress was just eighteen days longer than tho longest previous" session of the gov ernment. " The delegation of sixty Sioux' Indian chiefs have gone back to their reserva tion withont accomplishing anything. All but fourteen of them positively re jected a proposition submitted to them by Secretary Vilas, to sell their lands at 81 per acre. They want $1.25, and. want it all paid at once by the. government. Senator Mitchell has tho honor of hav ing introduced the last bill in. the sen ate previous to the adjournment. It was a bill too,that a good many people think should become a law. It proposes an amendment to the constitution provid ing for the election of United States sen ators by the direct vote of tho people. The directors of the Garfield Hospital in this city have raised quite a rumpus by electing a Canadian physician to le house physician of that institution. It is -probable that the courts will be call ed upon to decide whether this action is not a violation of tho law prohibiting the importation of foreign lalmrers un der contract. Trinity church, New York, had to pay a tine of 81,000 for importing ah assistant rector from England. The two cases are similar, but whether the judges .in our courts will rule, as the New York" judge did. remains to ha seen. The notorious Eugene Higgins, ex chief clerk of the treasury department, has been here hob-nobbing with the big democrats. This is a sure sign of crook edness somewhere. Higgins should be carefully watched between now and election day. I understand that he will -have charge of a gang of ballot box ex perts in New York, on election day,- who will get in all their crooked votes for Cleveland and Thunnau that- thoy pos sibly, can,-, provided, of course, that the wide-awake republicans- of New York city do not succeed in getting them put behind the bars before hand. The latest effort to bolster up the fall ing fortunes .of the democratic, party in New York city, is the announcement that'Mr. Cleveland will review the dem ocratic parade which is to take place there next Saturday. If the sight of Cleveland can raise any enthusiasm among the 'citizens of New York, -then they must differ very widely from 'peo ple in this city.' The republicans of this city are work ing hard in. order to send every man "that votes in either of the doubtful states to bis home before election day. CAN COMBINED, a implioity, cannot be v It boliea the-" or x- tabln work in Mi n ami see . mm STOVES AHD ALWAYS FOK8ALK AT ibist ft mm 44-'2t foraalbat from 13.09 to f 10.00 per acre Tor owl suit purchasers. We have hIho a large antl ciioic sale at low price and on reiutonabte ierm: Mm a complete. abstract of titltt to all real estUe it NEBRASKA. 6".'l Those who eaiinot afford to ply-tlipir way have transportation furnished them gratis.. ' -. . It is a lit tie qiier to note the larjjt number of" vessels in our small navy that, are just nowlh urgent, need, of repairs." It is also queer that- they are all-sent to navy- yards, located in states that the . democrats, are making special efforts to carry. But- then, pcrha'is,. there is aeon nectfou lietween the two facts; Otber roantrie. A report came-frbm Vienna last week that Russia" had completed preparations, for the transfer of a large numlwr of .troops from the interior of llhssiu to wards the Austrian and Genii an fron---tiers, and that the transfer will shortly .be -made. r One day last week a. man- by t - name of Bruon, formerly ;n .-policeman, was murdered at. Collooney, Ireland, county of Sligo. The. murder-. eaused great excitement. '..-" Prof: Otto Lane, the African traveler, has expressed 'a similar opinion to that driven by Lieut. Wissman with regard to the safety of Stanley, viz. that he has joined Emin Bey.. The largest .beet, -manufacturers of Saxony have; in conference, deelarctt the-su-ir convention recently agreed-upon in- London .ti be'incompatible.with, .and detrimental to their interests. . - - 3 " ' .. Negotiations of the Rothschild syndi cate .With -Premier TiBsen-concerning: the conversion of the Hungarian loans, were concluded at Pesth recently. The opera tion affects, loans, to the amount of a .million of iiorins. The colliers movement:. is 'at length assuming the dimensions, of :. strike. Fifteen thousand miners in" Yorkshire struck on the 21th. - Last week dispatches from Wada Haifa to Cairo state that tho white pasha, with a large forco, is in Ruhr El Gazel. Troops, from Omdnrman are marching to oppose him. - .Last week: the Standard's Berlin dis patch says tho government had decIfneT to. share the. expenses of. a relief expedi tion for tho rescue of Emin Bey on" tlie ground that Doctor Emin fs no Jonge'r a German subject. News from Cork last week says' that Father Kennedy, who wjih. arrested- in August for holding a. meeting .of tho Duhollow brahch of the national league, has-been released. from the Cork. jail, his sentence having expired,' There was no demonstration, his lilieration "haying been made private. Princess Helena, wife of George Vic tor, tho reigning prince of Wain reck. died Saturday at Arolsen, the capital of 4rtn natttin nntii.. iuo tJii-u-ujic-uil.j.. - The Sackville letter incident has caus ed considerable stir in diplomatic circles. Phelps, United States minister, has.gone to Hatfield, house, Lord Salisbury's country residence, to see the minister. He called first at the foreign office, and finding the prime minister-gone, lie. im mediately followed him to his country seat. It js said Salisbury favors the-re tirement of Lord Sackville. '-"' - Twenty persons, were .severely injured during the row at the "Boulangerist meeting .in Sallowagrani last Friday night. The Boulangerist "newii papers . charge the police with bringing about the disturbance. ' KCiuieti. RAN GE S Kaow all Mem by then Vrtimtt: That the Union Pacific,-the Overland Route, and the. Chicago,- Milwaukee,' t St. Paul By., commenced Sunday. Oc-' tober 28th, to run 'Pullman Palace Sleepers through daily from Denver to Chicago via Omaha and Council Blnffs. - . 28-7"; - 1 i i . I ':' : ' ,r.- I : "' -k. . !- " . " I". i . .- ,- - ' f- :-:? W ' f. i... . : -it. - .2 r . :. ;:-;:-4-: ' ?