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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11. 1888.
No sucn victory in a long time!
Thukmax didn't save Grover from de
feat. TnE old Douglas democrats couldn't
etomach the rule of the southern briga
diers. Laxcastek county's vote was almost
double that of last year, being above
West VinaiMAwas the first chip from
the stump of the solid south a good
Coxobessmax Dorset's estimated ma
jority in. the Third congressional dis
trict is 12.600.
Come in, Dakota! You have been too
long kept out of the Union by a demo
Mb. West, you needn't be in a hurry.
-Any time will do, between this and the
4th of next March.
OX the 9tli a fall of slate at the Wil
low Grove coal mines near McDonald,
Pa., crushed a man and boy.
Hox. J. C. McBbide of Lincoln re
ceived the largest majority of any candi
date on the legislative ticket.
BEXJAMix's.head is big enough for his
grand-father's hat, and no democrat is
now at a loss to know who Harrison is,
Gex. Alfred Fleasaxtox on the 8th
inst, was placed on the retired list of the
army, his retirement to date from Oc
2aSSC7 can rejoice over the result
"in Platte county, but it is modified to
them by the overshadowing defeat in
Good-bv, Mills bill, designed to crip
pie the north, build up the south, and
cater to English interests. America
needs none of it.
The national horse show was opened
in New York, last week. The stables
were well filled with fine looking speci
mens of horseflesh.
A republican senator will represent
Delaware for tho first time in the history
of tho state. No more Bayards, just at
present, if you please.
Benjamix Habbisox is a very wise
man and will make a safe president of
the whole jieople, no partiality, very
interest of every section considered.
Ox tho 10th at New York Mrs. Jay
Gould was expected to die at any mo
ment. Dr. Baldwin said that there was
absolutely no hope for recovery.
At Brandon, Wis., on the morning of
the 10th eighteen buildings in the busi
ness part of tho city were burned. The
property burned is valued at $50,000.
W. H. Babxum of tho democratic na
tional committee, is seriously ill at his
home in Lime Row, Conn. He was tak
en sick a week ago while in New York.
The reservoir at Montreaux, on Lake
Geneva, used to work tho electric rail
way, burst the other day, deluging nu
merous houses and drowning many per
sons. Seven bodies liavo been recovered.
.Tonne Masox last week, at Boston,
refused to set aside the verdict of $3,000
obtained by Myra Beals against Dr.
Thompson for alienating her husband's
Patbick Mobbissey at St Joseph,Mo.,
by mistake drank an ounce of spirits of
ammonia on the 10th, at 5:30 p. m., and
at G o'clock was dead. He thought tho
ammonia was medicine for the head
ache. It is said that a London woman,
named Bridget McMillan, aged forty-five
years, has been brought to tho police
dock 202 times and has been committed
117 times, charged with being drunk and
It is stated that "one of the promi
nent features of Philadelphia -social
circles is a'society of ladies who devote
their attention to the study and discus
sion of literary, artistic and musical
themes." No better work.
Mrs. Di Gcblet, of La Crosse,
Minn- died suddenly of heart disease on
the night of the 10th occasioned by a
terrible fright at witnessing a fight be
tween two men, and the sight of blood
drawn by the contestants.'
News of a tragedy atCortez, Nev., on
the 10th says that an Italian named
Davis Balsani 6hot and killed Richard
Holt because the latter would not lend
him some money. Parties took Ralsani
to a mill and lynched him.
At Sidney, Iowa, on the 10th the Ex
celsior mills owned by Otta & Hickens,
took fire from sparks from an engine
and were burned to the ground. Sever
al cords of wood and about $500 worth
of other property was burned.
Boxd offerings at Washington on the
8th inst, amounted to $1,920,000. Of
this amount $610,000 four per cents of
fered at 12858' to 130 rejected; $1,260,000
four and a halfs offered at 108 were ac
cepted and $59,006 offered at 108 were
Soke 6ay it-was money, some 6ay it
was Hill (republicans could have carried
without New York), but it was the
American laborer, the TJi lion'soldier and
kis.boys, and a large number of Irish
" republicans, who believe in the protec
o:of ov own industries.
What ef the Fatare?
The republicans come to power again
in the nation with full responsibility, not
only for the enactment of laws, but also
for their execution. After the fourth of
March next,' president, senate and house
will be republican, and an opportunity I
will be given the party to do their best
for the good of the country, in addition
to what they did in years past
Twenty-four years of continuous rule
during the most momentous period of
our nation's existence demonstrated well
the fitness of the party for high respon
sibility; by a mere chance of politics
(like a throw of dice), four years ago
Cleveland was elected, and has now been
called upon by the sovereign people, by
a deliberative vote, to step down and
It is' not onr intention just now to
inquire into the particular reasons for
this change on the part of the people of
the United States though reasons are
not far nor few to seek.
It is now more interesting and more
to the purpose to know what will be the
policy of the incoming administration.
Safe to say, it will be republican, in line
with the past history of the party and in
full accord with the patriotic impulses
of the men who, at homo and on the
battle field, conquered the rebellion
that sought to dismember the govern
ment because Abraham Lincoln was
elected president Neither the soldier
who helped to save his country, nor his
widow or orphans will be insulted by the
man who enters the White House next
March, that is sure. The territories of
the United States, fully ripe for state
hood, by reason of their extent of terri
tory, their quota of population and their
adherence to the laws of the Union, will
doubtless now be no longer kept out of
the Union, no matter what their political
complexion. Some means may be found
to secure to every citizen of the republic,
wherever he may live, a free vote and a
fair count, and a way may be devised to
strengthen the better elements of citi
zenship, and weaken the hold of the
corruptionists upon the great cities.
There must be more stringent laws and
more strongly enforced against violations
of election laws. The southern problem
and the problem of the great cities are
two of the most difficult things the re
publican party have before them for
adjustment. The idea of allowing the
south the entire body of negroes as part
of the basis of their representation in
congress and then permitting the briga
diers to count out republican voters, is
such an injustice that it must no longer
be permitted. However distasteful it
may be, if military surveillance is neces
sary to secure the right of. tho weakest,
meanest America- citizen entitled to
vote, tit-ts free cast and the fair count
of his ballot, let it be military surveil
lance. If the past methods are to be
continued, we, in the north, may, on the
same principle precisely count in onr
horses when we come to ascertain the
number of congressmen we are entitled
to. Tho republican party may have
thought that notwithstanding his -previous
condition of servitude, the en
franchised negro could protect his rights
by his one great right the power to
vote. Not so, however,where the shadow
of human bondage still lingers. That
ballot must now be made good. The
work must be begun in the right way,
and kept up until at every polling place
in this country, no man entitled to vote
will be deprived of his right On the
intelligence of the people and the free
dom of the ballot depend the perpetuity
of whatever of good there is in our sys
tem of government and there ought to
be such a sentiment against tampering
with election rights as would brand all
men who attempt it as villains of the
deepest dye entitled to the execration of
all good men.
There is work leforo us and plenty of
it in justice to all, with malice toward
Idmtilrd at Last.
That classical anecdote of the English
child who, when reminded that she
ought to go to her mother, replied: "Her
aint a calling we; us don't belong to she,"
not only proves that a conclusion of
cases is common to untutored minds,
but also that they are deeply attached
to pronouns. In the country especially,
savs the Youth's Companion, does a
love of that part of speech abonnd. It
may be a condition of the natural sleep
ibhness attendant on the closer relations
of life, but certain it is that in most
rural districts the husband speaks
vaguely of wife as M she,1 while on the
other side of the shield is displayed in
her reference to u him."
"I was goin' out to mow that mornin',"
said a farmer, when giving his evidence
in court, "and I says to her "
"Whom do you mean by her?" inter
rupted the judge. "The prisoner?"
"No, no, not the prisoner! She wa'n't
there!" said the witness, hardly conceal
ing his scorn of the judge's stupidity.
"I was talkin'to her. She was in the
house fryin' doughnuts "
"Who was frying doughnuts?"
"Why she was. And I said "
"Your honor," interrupted the oppos
ing council, 'it seems to me absolutely
essential that the identity of his un
known woman should be settled."
"She didn't have nothin' to do with
the case at all," cried the witness, in
dignnatly. "She was fryin' her dough
nuts for breakfast, and I says "
"What is her name?" said his hon
or, leaning rorwara ana emphasizing
every word with a shake of the finger.
The witness turned toward the back
of the court room, and pointed a brown
and stalwart finger at a wiry little wo
man, who sat there glaring indignantly
at the lawyers who were badgering him.
"Thar she sets!" he announced. "Meth
itable Jane, stan' up an' let 'em take a
good look at ye!"
Methitable Jane rose, and after a lit
tle more skillful questioning her identi
ty was satisfactorily established.
Wkat a Ram-seller Coatribates to Society.
Every individual in society is expected
to contribute something to its advance
ment and interest We remember to
have read years ago, of a company of
tradesmen, who had united themselves
together in a mutual benefit society, and
each one had to relate what he could
contribute to its support First, the
blacksmith came forward and said:
."Gentlemen, I wish to become a mem
ber of your association."
"Well, what can you do?"
"Oh, I can iron your carriages, shoe
your horses, and make all kinds of im
plements." The mason applied for admission into
the society. .
"And what can you do, sir?"
"I can build your barns and houses,
stables and bridges."
"Very well; come in, we cannot do
without you." '
Along comes the shoemaker, and says:
"I wish to become a member of your
"Well, what can you do?"
"I can make boots and shoes for you."
"Come in, Mr. Shoemaker, we must
In turn all different trades and pro
fessions applied, till, lastly, an individual
came in who wanted to become a mem
ber. "And what are you?"
"I am a rum-seller."
"A rum-seller! and what can you do?"
"I can build jails and prisons, and
"And is that all?"
"No; I can fill them, Ian fill your
jails and your poor-houses with paupers."
"And what else can you do?"
"I can bring the gray hairs of the aged
to the grave with sorrow. I can break
the heart of the wife, and blast the pros
pects of the friends of talent, and fill the
land with more than the plagues of
" "Is that all you can do?"
"Good heavens," cried the rum-seller;
"is not that enough?"
Proper clothing for November includes
soft, firm woolen, textures next the skin.
If some of the various varieties of health
wear cannot be obtained, a good substi
tute may be found in vests and pants
made of pure flannel. Looseness of fit
is essential: for in such pitiable folds as
these garments are forced into by pres
sure of outer garb, body heat is entan
gled as in a net and retained, while
outside cold is barred entrance. My
patients often say to me, "Doctor, I
cannot Dear wool next, my bkio. jx
causes intolerable itching and is uncom
fortable." "Very well," is the answer,
"but try it just for twenty-four hours
longer; ana u you are siui resuess you
may change." Inside the given time,
cutaneous nerves have become accus
tomed to the new-comer, and have wel
comed him as a far better friend than
the one set aside; and in a week the most
delicate patient would not change back
again at all.
Besiilo additional warmth, there is an
electrical action aroused by friction of
wool against human skin that promotes
capillary circulation, keeps skin func
tions going and largely contributes to
general health. in that singular way
which I have named for want of better
term, vitalizing power. For electricity
is close kin to life; how near, no one can
tell Dr. Wm. F. Hutchinson, in The
American Magazine for November.
Da HuTcnrxsox in the American
Magazine for November says that after
considerable experience with different
methods of heating buildings, he is de
cidedly in favor of furnace heat, provid
ed sufficient moisture be added. "In a
certain house where professional duty
led me every day of last December, there
was not a daily variation of temperature
of two degrees from 70 F. the whole
month. Plants grew luxuriantly, and
flowered in wide halls, and climbing
vines converted more than one room in
to an amateur conservatory. The mas
ter, a man of leisure and scientific mind ,
told me that his delight! at winter home
as b.gstea by two furnaces; that he had
discarded steam after a year's trial, and
was satisfied. Ventilation was fully
provided for, and the sick chamber,
whence my patient soon emerged, was
attractive enough, even to one who was
leaving for summer islands of the Carib
bean." A proper range of temperature
at night is 60 to 65 F. Except in
rooms where sick are, or aged persons,
mercury should never rise above 70,
nor fall below 65. A narrow range
truly; but within such strict limits lies
the zone of health.
Smallpox ia Omaha Mr. Bay Prostrated
With the Fatal Scourge.
There is a case of smallpox in Omaha,
but tho board of health is doing all in its
power to quarantine the case, and keep
the terrible epidemic from being com
municated to other persons in the city.
The unfortunate man prostrated is
William H. Bay, an engineer on the
Union Pacific railroad, and he was ex
posed to the disease on one of his late
trips. He is living at 1818 North Twenty-fifth
street. The case was discovered
Tuesday evening and reported to City
Physician Ralph, who immediately sum
moned the other memliers of the board
of health and measures were adopted to
keep the malady from spreading. The
house in which Bay is living is declared
in quarantine and is to be placarded
with a large piece of card board on which
the emblazoned letters "smallpox" can
be seen nearly a block. Nobody is to be
allowed to visit the house except physi
cians and nobody but gentlemen of the
same profession allowed to come away
The people in thejricinity of the house
in which Bay is lying sick are greatly
alarmed, and physicians with vaccine
have been in demand all day. Bee,
A Canadian View of Annexation.
For my part, I freely confess, that I
not only recognize the ultimate decree of
destiuy (the union of the United States
and Canada) but regard it as beneficent.
With the home rule which the federal
constitution secures to each state, and
which allows free play for local charac
ter and local self development of every
kind as for local legislation, I cannot
conceive that the union of this continent
for the purposes of internal peace and
external security could be anything but
a blessing to all who dwell in it. With
out being animated by any iconoclastic
or revolutionary feeling against the
British aristocracy, I should be glad to
see Canada finally released from its in
fluence, which appears to be productive
of nothing but flunkeyism, while it
interferes with the education of the peo
ple in the political principles on which
a common wealth of the nev world must
rest Goldwin Smith.
Another horrible murder was com
mitted in London on the night of the
9th inst The victim was another frail
woman, and the murder occurred in the
room she was occupying on. Dorset
street; her remains were mutilated in
the 6ame horrible manner as were those
of the women killed in WhitechapeL
Her head had been severed and placed
beneath one of her arms. The ears and
nose had been cut off. The body had
been disembowled and the flesh torn
from the thighs. The womb and other
organs are missing. The skin had been
torn off the forearm and cheeks. The
police took bloodhounds to the place and
put them on the track of the murderer,
but they failed to follow any distance.
London's mysterious fiend adds another
victim to his diabolical record and still
Aa Electioa Fraud.
Des Moines, Nov. 7. The sheriff- of
Adams county arrived here today with
a warrant for the arrest of E. H." Hunter,
chairman of the democratic state cen
tral committee, on the charge of bribery.
A democrat was arrested at Corning,
Hunter's home, yesterday on a charge of
repeating. He admitted that he had
voted in two different townships, but
made affidavit that he voted a second
time at the instigation of Hunter who
gave him two dollars for doing so. The
sheriff was unable to find Hunter. He
had skipped out of town, leaving word
that he had gone to Chicago.
Of la.tt Oouxxtsr. xtammsdub. .t tixe motioxx xxejld
The prohibition vote' was throughout the county, on their general tioket, about aa represented in the rote 'or
State Sexatob Maher's vote in Colfax county was 1,003, McAllister's 872, making a total vote of the former in the
district, 2,571, the latter 2,166-Maher's plurality 405.
Representative Twextt-fifth District Nance county gave Green 410, Olson 613, making their totals 1,976" and
1,912 Green's plurality 64.
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Cleveland and Thorman d 151 107 67 58 47 80 J7 82 27 107 84 '140 -160 58 84 ' S 147 Si 0 46 1633 367
'Harrison and Morton r 61 71 101 80 fit 17 104 99. 120 42 37 128 53 67 30 86 n 48 15 78 1240
Fisk and Brooks p 14 S 10 6 .. 3 n 2 .. .. 14 .. 15 t 5 .. 3 .. 2
John A. McShaned 161 114 68 61 47 85 40 84 27 108 97 153 163 60 . 84 40 147 57 42 53 1601 504
John M. Thayer r 54 65 77 61 12 101 23 120 41 24 122 50 63 30 86 u 48 13 72 1187 -
Fraud Foldad 15S 106 65 58 47 80 37 82 26 107 84 147 160 58 84 39 147 57 40 45 1612 371
Geo. D. Meikbnohn r 63 73 102 80 61 17 104 30 120 42 36 127 53 64 30 86 n 48 15 70 1241
Secretary of Stater
Patrick A. Bines d 154 108 68 . 58 47 87 37 84 27 110 84 151-162 58 85 40 148 57 40 46 1651 467
Gilbert L. Laws r 60 68 100 80 61 10 102 28 110 31 S3 123 48 65 28 86 10 48 15 78 1181
- State Treasurer: '
James M. Patterson d 132 10 66 58 47 80 27 82 - 27 107 84 147 160 58 84 40 147 57 40 45 1622 381
John E. Hill r I...... 62 74 102 o. CI 17 104 30 120, 42 36 127 53 64 30 86 11 48 15 79 1241
W.A.Pornterd 155 106 67 58 47 80 S8 82 27 107 84 117 160 59 84 401 147 57 40 45 1690 396
Thoe.H. Benton r .- 60 72 100 80 61 17 103 30 120 42 36 127 53 64 30 (Id .11 48 15 79 1234
W. H. Mnngerd 150 108 69 58 47 87 37.82 25 107 84 144 159 60 84 40 146 27 40 40 1624 380
William Leese r 60 97 80 61 10 101 30 122 49 37 132 54 67 30 86 12 48 10 46 1234
Commissioner Public Lands and Buildings:
P.H.Jnssend .-. 153 106 67 "58 47 80 34 82 27 107-81 147 160 59 84 40 145 57-40 45 1625 383
JohnSteenr 62 72 101 80 61 . 17 104 30 120 42 37 127 53 65 30 86 IS 48 15 79 1242
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Marion Thrasher d .- 154 1 67 58 47 80 37 82 27 107 84 117 160 59 81 40 147 57 40 45 1628 391
GeorffeB.Laner ; 61 iZ ioi 80 01 17 104 -30 120 42 37 K7 " 53 63 30 83 11 48 lr 79 1237
Member of Conxreas, Third District:
E.P. Weatherbyd 153 104 6 58 47 80 37 82 27 106 84 149 160 56 81 40 117 67 40 45 162t 382
Geo. W. E. Domey r : 62 74 ioa 80 61 17 103 30-119 42 37 127 -53 64 30 86 11 48 14 79 1239
John M. Gondring d 145 97 52 61 48 80 38 71 46 114 87 S3 170 56 61 39 125 76 37 43 152P 222
J.G.Ileederr .-. 63 81 116 78 59 17 104 41 101 34 34 172, 43 66 53 S? 33 29 18 79 1307
State Senator, Twelfth District , ! 1
Michael Maherd 1U 100 CO 02 47 79 44 76' 31 IOC 47 1S7 154 54 80 39 137 54 41 54 1563
W. A. McAllister r 101 76 111 7G 61 18 93 32 116 43 74 .86 59 72 31 87 20 51 14 70 1294
Representative, Twenty-fourth District:
J. C. S rtaley d .'.'. 149 108 68 62 47 94 36 91 42 90t 83 147 132 54 48 '38 112 64 40 47 1552
W. A. Hampton r 55 70 98 70 61 4 95 21 108 54 38 127 81 61 65 86 42 38 15 76 1269 '
Representative, Twenty-fifth District: I
O.E. Green d I 153 108 68 58 47 40 48 85 21 98 84 145 156 48-78 52 144 45 47 44 1566
Niels Olson r .-. -........' 62 70 101 80' 61 578 27 124 51 35 128 57 8 35 731 ' 61 8 79 1299
- Totvnahips. . Supervisor. Treasurer. Clerk. Assessor.
Columbus A. W.Clark Jacob Lewis J. H.Drinnin H. C. Bean
Butler BLKeuschor C. Meedel S. M. Slawinski Joe Olbrich
Bismark Henry Bickort John Ahrens H. Wilkin Siebert Heibel
Monroe W. O. Pngsley PeterLarson A. E. Perdue C. W. Hollingshead....
Shell Creek J.F.Dineen K. C. Regan W. M. Sullivan D.D. Roberts
Walker C. H.Blecher O.W.Oloson J.P.Johnson A. J. Johnson
Humphrey C. B. Campbell G. H. Brockaus CD.Murphy J.W.Bender
Grand Prairie D.LuBrnen J. P. Brann Hubert Braun P. Znmbrunn
LostCreek Geo. TS. Hopkins Al.Dack...: Robert Pinson I.L.Shaffer
Granville F.Bering T. K. Ottis F.T.Klebba ROlmer
Creston S. J. Wheeler S. T. Fleming A. C. Anderson John Craig
Burrows James Burrows J. F. Schure Wm. Mason Geo. Thomazin . .-
Woodville W.J.Irwin J.W.Apgar J.RKeith O. H. Clark
St. Bernard James Ottis Mat Dietrich P. Bettinger .'. Wm. Schulte
Sherman J. H. Wurdeman ThecWeuck H. G. Lueschen H. Baokenhus
Inp Jacob Tschudin John Eisenman John B. Kyle J.G.Knmmer
Johet J.W.Clark. ...,,,...'. jThos. Pritchard S. Mahood Jos. Rivet
City of Columbqe elected R. H. Henry and Jonas Welch supervisors, Chas.
What Mr. Gladstone Think.
Biruinoham, Nov. 5. Gladstone ar
rived here today; In a speech made at
the town hall he said all efforts to solve
the fisheries question had been egregri
ous failures. The Sackville incident, he
said, was extremely unfortunate. It had
resulted in the infliction of a serious
slight and disparagement upon England.
He hoped the matter was susceptible to
satisfactory explanation. The incident
ought to 6erve to moderate a little the
spirit of vouching and bragging which is
in vogue among many tones.
Coatsaaiption Sarrly Cared.
To the Editor Please inform your
readers that I have a positive remedy
for the above named disease. By its
timely use thousands of hopeless cases
have been permanently. cured. I shall
be glad to send two bottles of my reme
dy free to any of your readers who have
consumption if they will send me their
express and post office address. Respect
fully, T. A. Slocum, M. O, 181 Pearl
street, New York. 30y
The next time democracy is dominant
in national matters they will probably
remember that their defeat in 1888 was
due, in large part, to the fact that the
southern, "confederate" element in the
party was allowed to dictate its policies
and its men. The American Union seems
to be a fixed fact, and it will be well
enough for the solid south to forgot its
dream of the confederacy, and lay it to
The American Magazine.
J. G. Speed, for several years manag
ing editor of the New York World, au
thor of John Keats, etc., has become ed
tor of the American Magazine, one of
the very best monthlies published. It is
an illustrated monthly representative of
American thought and life, and well
worthy the patronage of the reading
A stathmert is made to the public
that there is an old lady by the name of
Nancy Brown, living close by Birming
ham, Ala., who has never been in that
town, and who has never taken a ride on
a train in her life. She has lived there
for forty-seven years, and is ninety years
old. She is well off, but dresses with
the greatest simplicity.-
Two boys, oae a son of David M.
Dermond and the other a son of Wesley
Rudolph, both of. Mount Holly, Pa.,
went gunning near Carlisle. Becoming
tired they laid down on the grass to
rest, and when in that position Der
mond drew his rifle towards him, and
the hammer catching in the brush, the
load war discharged into his head, al
most tearing it from his body.
Our old friend J. A. MacMurphy, one
of the oldest newspapermen in the state,
and who has at one time and another
owned more newspapers than any other
man in the state, has sold the South
Omaha Hoof and Horn to Hilton, for
merly of the Blair Pilot. Which one
will Mac buy, now? is tho appropriate
On the 9th, from Atchison, Kas., a
snowstorm was reported, and as being
the strangest one that ever occurred in
northern Kansas, commencing in the
morning and - continuing furiously all
day. Trains stopped running and tele
graph wires all down. The damage
done by the storm is not known. The
fall of snow was eight inches.
Good-bt, democratic congress too
much under the dictation of the south
ern brigadiers. By-gones should be by
gones, sure enough, and nobody wants
to keep fighting the old battles over.
The road toward free-trade is intercept
ed by the republican party.
Ex-Supervisor E. L. Morrison, was
arrested at Brooklyn last week and held
in $5,000 bail to answer to a fraud in
registration. His accuser is Drake,
who, being arrested for false registra
tion, claimed to have done so under Mor
One night last week in Chicago, Frank
Day, a young Canadian, was stabbed
and killed at the corner of Clark and
Jackson streets by an unknown man,
who wm not arrested.
RECOLLECTIONS OP AN OLD SETTLER.
The towns of Buchanan, Neenah, Monroe, Ge
noa, and Areola. Organization of Platte
and .Monroe counties. Some Election,
Where they Voted early and often. The
Pawnee War of 1H58. How Battle Creek
About tho same time that the town of
Columbus was laid out in 1856, the two
Albertson brothers, Isaac and Alexander,
and E. W. Toncray came out to the
mouth of Shell Creek, and laid out the
town of Buchanan, named after the man
who the next year became president of
the United States, and who was then the
coming man. There was then a house
on the town site of North Bend. A man
by the name of Emerson settled about
six miles east of the town of Buchanan,
near where the present town of Schuyler
is situated. The intervening country be
tween what is now Schuyler and Colum
bus, was uninhabited. In the spring of
1857, a party consisting of Leander Ger
rard, the late C. H. Whaley, Christopher
Whaley, Robert P. Kimball and several
others, laid out the town of Monroe, a
little west of the present town of Oconee,
with the view of making it the county
seat of Monroe county, and during that
year a number of log houses were erect
ed. In pursuance of a proclamation is
sued by the probate judge of Dodge
county, (on what authority it is not
quite evident), an election was held in
August, 1857, both in the counties of
Platte and Monroe, to locate tho county
seats and elect officers.
A town site had been laid out about
twelve miles east of Columbus and call
ed Neenah. The town of Genoa had
also been laid out and immediately set
tled by a colony of Latter Day Saints.
At the election Columbus gained the
county seat, Buchanan and Neenah.
being the rival aspirants. In Monroe
county Cleveland, Monroe and Genoa
each received the votes of their residents,
and although Genoa had probably
twenty times the population of Monroe,
the residents of the latter place where
so successful in getting out all their
voters that they carried it in favor of
The title of the Pawnee Indians was
extinguished to the land west of the
Loup river in 1857, and as soon as that
occurred, the town of Areola was laid
out on the farm of our respected citizen,
G. (J. Barnum. Tne town company
built a cabin, and got Mr. Joseph Wolf,
jr., to live in it and hold the town site,
who, loosing his grip the following
spring, and succumbing to the attrac
tions of Pike's Peak, sold the claim to
Mr. Barnum and left for Colorado. Dur
ing the same year, the town of Bedford
was laid out, embracing the intervening
land not occupied by the towns of Co
lumbus and Cleveland. In the summer
of 1857 an election was held for delegate
to congress. The previous incumbent
was Bird B. Chapman, who, although
representing the territory, had never
been a resident ef it, his family residing
in a very comfortable home in Elyria,
Ohio. It was a sort of scrub race, our
own Gov. Thayer being one of the can
didates, Dr. B. P. Rankin and perhaps
others. But the race was between Chap
man and Fenner Furgeson, who had
been chief justice of the territory from
the time of its organization, and who
was put in nomination by a people's con
vention held at Florence. The settlers
at Columbus favored Chapman's elec
tion because they believed he could and
would get an appropriation to build a
bridge across the Loup river at the
military road which was near where our
old bridge was, the right of the govern
ment to do so under the war-making
powers being undisputed. Monroe coun
ty favored Judge Furgeson, because
they wanted a stage route, and this time
the whole county succeeded in polling
the entire vote, rolling up a nice little
majority of four or five hundred and
electing the judge. Among the voters at
Genoa were Oliver Twist, John Doe and
Richard Roe. At the election for repre
sentative that fall Columbus favored the
candidacy of Henry W. DePuy of Font
enelle, and showed it by returning a ma-
jority oj one hundred and, seventy-five,
which, considering- that we had about
seventy-five voters, some of whom were
away, was as much as he could reason
ably expect. He received the certificate
of election, and was elected speaker of
the house. On the accession of Lincoln
to the presidency he was appointed
agent for the Pawnees, and lost his job
in about a year afterwards through the
intrigues of his employes and others,
and ended his career a very disappoint
ed man. In the year 1858 the Pawnee
Indians, who had then their village on
the south bank of the Platte opposite
Fremont, started out on their summer
hunt, and when on the Elkhorn river
near West Point, committed some depre
dations on some families who had settled
there. Word was sent to the authorities
at Omaha, who organized an expedition
to pursue and punish them. Samuel W.
Black was governor, who had been one
of the Territorial judges, and was ap
pointed to succeed Mark W. Izard. He
had been a brave soldier in the Mexican
war, and when he was himself succeed
ed by Gov. Saunders after the election
of Lincoln returned to Pennsylvania and
as colonel of a regiment from that state,
fell during the three days' fight before
Richmond. Gov. Thayer was major
general of the Nebraska militia, (ap
pointed by act of the first territorial
legislature), and was in command. The
Columbus Guards, Capt. Brewer and
John Brown, orderly, went across the
country and made a junction with them
somewhere near where Oakdale now is,
the force then amounting to about three
hundred. They followed the Indians,
and overtook' them at Battle Creek,
where they were in camp, over 3,000
strong Great was the consternation
of the Indians when they saw
them. The head chief, Pe-ta-la-
shara, threw down his arms, leaped on
his pony, and rode tpward them, uncov
ering his breast and inviting them by
signs to fire at his heart! A parley was
held with the chiefs and they agreed
that the amount of their depredations
should lie' deducted from the first an
nuity they should receive. This propo
sition was probably very gladly accepted
by the officers, for if there had been a
fight, few of the whites would probably
have returned. The troops returned by
way of Columbus, and remained here
over night which made it very lively.
Tti9 governor addressed the boys, and
complimented them on the bravery they
had displayed. Gen. Esterbrook, who
then had congressional aspirations for
the future, was with the command, nnd
on the homeward march had composed
some doggerell poetry which he had
adapted to the tune of "Resin the Bow"
which has escaped my recollection with
the exception of the last verse which is
"And now that the war ia all over.
And peace and tranquillity reign.
Let ns brinff out the big-bellied bottle
And drink to the Pawnee campaign."
William Verbing, elevator boy at the
at the Palmer house, Grand Island, on
the 8th fell down the elevator shaft from
the first floor to the basement, about
sixteen feet. His hip was broken and
back sprained, also 6kull slightly crush
ed. A fire at North Platte on tho morning
of the 9th destroyed a building owned
by J. D. Wilson and occupied by a hak-.
ery and saloon. Loss and damage to
saloon and bakery, stock and fixtures
will amount to 81,000. Building 81,300.
It is covered by insurance.
The Ulysses shoemakers are now at
work with their force upon the largest
pair of boots they have ever tackled
during their twenty-five years experience
in the business. They are number four
teens, and are being made for a Read
township fourteen years old boy. That
boy is built on a solid foundation for a
fact. Ulysses Dispatch.
A considerable number of farmers
from the neighborhood are in town daily
looking after help to assist them in corn
husking. There are plenty of fellows
doing nothing whom we could spare,
sitting around on our street cornersbut
they prefer a job where the corn is al-
ready shelled and in a liquid form.
Fremont Herald. Here too.
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Which for safety, convenience, cleanlinossand simplicity, cannot le excelled. It embodit taw
ImpleBt principles luiihiloeiopiiy and tnkett the rank abovo-all ljuiip Filler No daauer-of z
plosion. Aboluti.ety.ituarantt.l. No Hillin. wanting or !rii.,,iK' of o"il ,.ii tbelioor. ubh
or outmde of can. Uae it onov and yon will not 1h mi itlumt it for bve time itt cost It orka in
large icaau as well as ainall onea. tliorebj 'Baving the frequent and annojint; trip to the atort- i!h a
mall can. Every can made of the very best tin. and warrnted to work satixfuctorilv Call Hn.i J1
ample can and cetaricos. "
BAKER PERFECT STEEL BARB WIRE.
Cw""lfyou buy it you getlOQrodttof fence from 100 pound of wire, which no other will do."Vg
SPEICE & mXRTH,
General Agents for the sale of
Union Faaiie and Midland Pacific R. R. Land for aale at from S.60 to $10.00 per acre for cask
or oa are or tarn yean time, in annual paymentH to suit purchasers. We liave alno a large and choto
lot of other laada, improTed and unimproved, for aale at low juice and on roaaouable teraia. A1m
baaine and rerideace lota in tho city. We keep a complete abstract of title to all real etato it
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. '-
At Humbolt it was reported from
Table Kock, the other morning that
while the boys were at the depot waiting
for the returns, George Purcell and
James Wheeler got into a quarrel, which
resulted in a rough-and-tumble fight.
Wheeler was seriously cut about the
arm, back and head with a pocket knife,
and had to be carried home. Purcell
lost one linger, which was bitten off.
A report came from Atkinson on the
7th that a destructive fire swept through
a portion of Holt county ,on the morning
of the 3d. It started near Holt creek
and passed in a northeasterly direction,
jumping the Elkhorn river, destroying
nearly all the hay and many fields of
corn thrt lay in its course. It is estimat
ed that at least 2,500 tons of hay was
destroyed, besides much corn and a
number of buildings.
Who do 1 think are the most successful
smugglers? The sleek faced, moon eyed
Celestials, most emphatically. There is
no portion of a vessel or its cargo sacred
or safe from the manipulations of the
rascals. They have the deadly drug
plaited in their queues, quilted in their
clothing, packed in the cork soles of their
shoes, ana tucked away in the soft, cling
ing folds of their silk handkerchiefs.
They have false bottoms and sides to their
camphor wood trunks, false bottoms to
their cooking utensils, and they are false
all the way through. They will construct
material to resemble coal, fill the interior
with opium and place it in the coal
bunkers until all suspicion is allayed and
the steamer discharged; they construct
tin boxes to fit around masts and cover
their deception with false mast coats well
calculated to deceive the inexperienced
eye of a landsman. They will store it
away in boxes of tea. cover it up with
preserved ginger, and have it they will,
despite all efforts to suppress the prac
ticeNew York Star;
Ia the Canae or Science,
A man went down from Paris to
Auteuil a few weeks ago, and, hiring a
room in a secluded part of tho city, shut
himself up in it with a quantity of provi
sions. He stuffed the keyholes with
paper, pasted paper ove. the window
panes, and in other way? manifested a
desire for secrecy. After ho had remained
there several days the inhabitants told
tha police about him and tho doors were
burst in. It was then found that he was
inoculating three terriers with his own
blood in order to ascertain whether a bite
that be had received from a dog was likely
to prove fatal. He explained that he was
experimenting in the cause of science, and
expected to discover some means by which
every man could be his own Pasteur.
New York Sun.
Catealaa Masker with Ileer.
At Darfur, in Africa, the monkeys are
said to be so inordinately fond of a kind
of beer made by the natives that the bev
erage is used by treacherous man as a
means of capturing their unsuspecting
relatives. Cans of beer are placed within
reach, and when the convivial monkeys
have become so thoroughly inebriated
that they fail to know the difference be
tween the' man and the ape tho negro
takes the hand of one of them, in all good
fellowship, and leads him off. The others
naturally follow him, and so good-byto
their liberty. Once a Week.
Drill f Oceaa Derelict.
Everett Hayden, of the Hydrographic
bureau, in a recent lecture before the
Franklin institute, gave some interesting
data concerning the remarkable drift of
ocean derelicts. For example, the ship
Ada Iredale caught fire from spontaneous
combustion, was abandoned, drifted 2,423
miles In eight months, was towed into
port and continued to burn for eleven
months longer; then was repaired and
made Into a handsome bark, which is
doing good service in the Chinese trade.
Another vessel drifted 3,521 miles in eight
months and ten days. New York Tribune.
Tew t le Eleamesc ia Chicago.
Chicago is one of the largest German
cities in the world, so far as the numeri
cal strength of the Teutonic dementis
concerned. Even in the fatherland there
are few centers of population which can
vie in this respect with the wonderful
metroplis of the western hemisphere.
Whatever causes may have driven the
German from the land of his birth it can
truthfully be said that his first aim on
foreign soil is to create a home for him
self. Then he organizes a verein a so
ciety. In fact. In populous cities the so
ciety precedes the hoiae.--Chkago Thaves.
ALW.US FOR 8ALK AT
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS FOIfc Rl'lLO
IN; CITY WATERWORKS.
Notice in hrivby given that the city council of
the city of Columbus, l'l.itto county. Ni iiranka,
will ivcciie frah-d bid or propottnlit for fnrniitli.
inc therefinin.fi material una doinx the work"
m-censary thereto, in alterinjc the prtwent dis
tribution system of the waterworks of said city,
nnd also for the extension of said distribution
njnteni. The alterations to bo made require
alMint 7101 feet of 4 inch pipe to be taken up and
new t inch pipe l.iitl in lieu thereof the 4 inch
pipe so taken up will be laid in the extension of
said Hjhteni: tiie extension agKregatee about
Lt.OTiO f-et. Bids mnst be- forlnrnishinjc all the
material less such as is taken up and must in
clude nil the work. Such sealed bids or propo
sals will received until tj o'clock p. m. December
3d. 18S8. Plans and specifications for said work
ran be seen in the office of the clerk of said city.
Said city council reserve the right to reject any
and all bids.
J. . Nobth, Mayor.
Hu. Fa lb cm. Clerk.
Oct.:w. 18W. 31oct5t
NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT.
In estate of Mathias Knel. deceased. In County'
Court, Plnttn county, Nebraska
To the creditors, heirs, legatees, and others
interested in tho estate of .Mathias Kneel, takn
notice, that John Kneel has bleu -in the count
court a report of his doings at exncuuw or sail
estate and it is ordered that the same, stand for
hearinti tho lth day of November. A. D. lririg,
liefore the colirt at the hour of 10 o'clock a. in.,
at which time any person interested may a;imr
anil except to and contest the same. Anil no
tice of t lit- proceedinK ia ordered Kiten threw
coiihccutite weeks in the Colchbuh Jouns m
Witness mr hand and the seal of the county
court nt Columbus, this' 20th day of Octolier,
A. I. IHhS. " H.J. Hudson,
'J7-U County Judge.
In the matter of the estate of Joban llredehoft,
Notico it hereby iriven, that the creditors of the
said !tceased will nieet- the executor of said
estate, hefore me. county judge of I'lntto county,
Nebraska, at the county coflrt room in sniil
county, on the 27th ilay of December, 1SH8, on th
21th iLiy of February, llU!), nod on tho 21th day of
April, 18Mat 10 o'clock a. ni. each day, for tho
purpose of pifu-ntin,: their claims for examina
tion, adjustment and allowance. Mx months
are allowed for creditors to present their claims,
and ono jear for the execntor to settle said
estate from the 2.1th diy of October, lwtfc.
Dated November lit, A. D. lHHd.
II. J. HU01ON,
8no4 County Judtce.
(ieow F. Diltcher will take notice that on the
12th day of October. 1S, J. C. Cowdery, a jus
tice of the DMtreof Col urn bun township, t'lntbt
county, Nebraska, issued an order of attachment
for the sum of JMU.00 hi an action pending bfon
him, wherein William Deering A Company an
iibiintilts. and (iiiinte F. Dutcher. defendant:
that projtiTty of the defendant consisting of one
LeeriUKseu-iMXiiioriuw iF-eu niiitcjieu luiHcriwtm
order. Said CHtim wns continued to tho 31st ilay
of Nowiiliur, IH$, nt l o'clock a. m.
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Physicians to be the Finest and Best prepa
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GENERAL DEBILITY, WASTING
COLDS and CHRONIC COUOHS.
- Tha great remedy for Cbnswmtimn, mi
Wutinij in Children. Sold by ail DnggUm
When I' say Ctnus I do not mean merely to
stop them for a time, and then have them re
turn again. I XKXS A RADICAL CUIUS.
1 have made the disease ot
FITS, EPILEPSY or
A life-Ioag study. I wakbaxt my remedy to
Curk the worst case. Became other have
failed is aoreaseafor not aowreeetamc a cara.
of my Ixraixiauc Rxxedt. Grre Express
and Post Office. It costs you nothing for a
trial, and it will cure you. Address
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