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. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 21.188a.
Gbzat deetraction by forest fires in
At the republican state convention to
beheld at Hastings October 8th, Platte
county is entitled to nine delegates.
At Pittsburg, Pa early last week it
'was announced that pig iron had ad-
Taaoed from f 1501&00 per ton to
Last week Mrs. Margaret Wallace
died at the Pennsylvania hospital from
the effects of burns received from a coal
oil lamp thrown at her by her husband.
Pbairie fires are in motion a few miles
from Miles City, Mont, and cover sever
al thousand acres in extent. It is be
lieved lightning was the cause of the
Last week one hundred and fifty dele
gates attended the Ancient Order of
Foresters, at Minneapolis, Minn. This
order is composed of the wives and lady
friends of Foresters.
Jims Laibd, congressman from the
second district, this state, died last Sat
Hrday at Hastings of blood-poisoning
ceased by wounds from an operation for
hemorrhoids on Wednesday last
A kkpobt came from Purvis, Miss.,
last week that the jury had returned a
verdict finding Sullivan guilty of prize
fighting. A motion in arrest of judg
ment was made but not disposed of.
News from San Diego, CaL, states that
one day last week Judge W. L. Pierce,
of the supreme court, was shot and se
riously wounded by W. S. Clendenin.
A judicial opinion by Pearce unfavor
able to Clendinin is understood to be
the cause of the shooting.
Iowa republicans have nominated Mr.
Hutchinson for governor, on the twenty
fifth ballot, Senator Poyneer, lieut-gov-ernor,
Josiah Given judge of the su
preme court, Henry Sabine superin
tendent of education, Spencer Smith
Tarn storm that passed over the Mis
souri valley early last week was a very
severe one. Over twenty persons, it is
reported, were killed by lightning and
the damage in animals killed and crops
ruined will run over half a million of
dollars. This estimate is made to in
clude the damage to railroads.
It is reported from Lathrop, CaL, that
one day last week Judge Terry was shot
and instantly killed by Deputy Marshal
NageL Judge Terry approached Justice
Field and slapped him on the face. At
this juncture Deputy Marshal Nagel
arose from his seat and shot Terry
through the heart.
Three horrible murders were reported
from Charleston, W. "Vtu, on the 11th of
August. Mrs. Gillis, a widow, with two
daughters nearly grown, living in a re
mote part of the country, were found by
their neighbors on Friday, all three dead.
They had evidently been criminally as
saulted and murdered. No clue to the
perpetrators of the deed.
Oranoxs differ, but we believe it is
beet for republicans to hold their con
vention and make their nominations
early, giving opportunity for a thorough
canvass. Of course the committee has
this matter in charge, and will do what
they consider best. A little consultation
among the committee, however, would
not be oat of place, for there are several
'pedal reasons why republicans should
be early in the field this year.
Last winter Minnesota passed a cattle
inspection law, which provided for the
inspection of cattle on hoof before
slaughter, which was thought to be a
good way to help the interest of pro
ducers. It was likewise a blow at the
Armour business in Chicago. F. Chris
tian, local messenger for Armour, oom-
aaencod selling dressed beef, and was
arrested and fined $50. This was the
ease on which it was taken to a higher
court and the court decided that the law
was decidedly unconstitutional, infring
ing both on .the right of inter-state
commerce and of trade.
Judge Terry about thirty years ago
killed Senator David C. Broderick, in a
.pretended duel It is claimed that
Broderick fired his pistol in the air and
Terry shot him down. No new facts
were developed at the coroner's inquest
held over the the body of Judge Terry.
jury returned a verdict that the de-
came to his death from the effects
of a gunshot wound inflicted by David
Nagle, at Lathrop. Mrs. Terry has made
eeaaplaint against both Judge Field and
David Nagle, in which complaint she
charges Judge Field with complicity in
the killing of her husband.
AT TBX BASK BAIX GAVE.
-Kb tattlaa roost oa oar ball team."
SJ all the people ear;
Aad hat fc bow they coach the boys
la'ertaey watebUtfaa play.
kia hie face, aw boy!!
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I the pitcher ia the Beck!!
at third! Hi! Fmttboaw)!!!
he'aaafe!! Grtwtawatt!!! !
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dateto which yor avnaeriprkm ia Daid or ac-
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Tea aat. yam,
A atisen of Harvard, in this state,
propounds some .meries to the Bee
which we deem proper to answer con
cMy. It appears that after a heated contest
as issue had been wade before District
Judge Morris with regard to the right
of the city council of Harvard to over
rale reaionstrations against the iasning
of licenses to sell liquor. According to
oar informant Judge Morris held as fol
lows: ' 1. That the Slocumb liquor law of
this state is intended to be a prohibitory
2. That the protest of even one. per
son ia saaadent to prevent the council
from granting a permit to sell intoxi
cants. 2. The objections to the moral char
acter of the applicant may extend back
to the cradle of the applicant, and if his
entire life cannot stand the ordeal of
such a test, be is not the proper person
4. That be who has at any prior time
sold on a permit is disqualified on the
ground that he has sold adulterated
If Judge Morris has been correctly
quoted bis version of the law is extraor
dinary to aay the least.
The Slocumb law was designed to be
what is expressed in its title, "An act to
regulate the license and sale of malt,
spiritous and vinous liquors." The title
of an act is its indexmd always express
es the intent of the law. No such word as
prohibition occurs in the title of the
Slocumb bill, but the right to refuse is
conferred by the act upon boards of
county commissioners and town councils
whenever public sentiment, expressed in
their election, is opposed to the traffic in
liquor. The manifest intention of the
lawmakers and the law was, local option
to regulate, restrain or prohibit, as the
majority of the people in any county or
town may direct.
The protest of one person is just as
good as those of a thousand persons,
provided that "it is satisfactorily proven
that the applicant for a license has been
guilty of a violation of any of the provis
ions of the Slocumb law within the space
of one year; or, if any former license held
by the applicant has been revoked for
any misdemeanor against the laws of
of this state."
The plain intent of the law regarding
moral character is that no person con
victed of a felony or minor criminal
offense shall be granted a lioense to sell
liquor. For such offenses the records
"from the cradle to the grave" may be
searched, and, if produced, would sus
tain a remonstrance. But ill repute
that rests upon hearsay would hardly be
sufficient as a bill of attainder.
If the dictum of Judge Morris is cor
rect with regard to adulterated liquors,
no liquor dealer in Nebraska is entitled
to a license a second time. All liquors
are notoriously more or less adulterated.
The purest of native and imported
wines and the best brands of domestic
liquors are an admixture. The only un
adulterated liquor that we know of is the
pure corn juice in the distillery, and
even the distillery alcohol will contain a
mixture of various chemical substances.
Judge Morris, who was once upon a
time a storekeeper in an Omaha distil
lery is bound to admit that fact Bee.
Sensible Talk by the Faatoan Preacher aa to
the Work of the Preaa.
"Every newspaper reporter in New
York is my personal friend. I have been
betrayed by nearly every class of men in
the world, and I believe there is a spirit
of fairness abroad in the newspapers
that is hardly to be found anywhere
else. There is no man, however poor, if
he has been done an injustice, that can
not get himself set aright by the news
papers. We find a great deal of fault
with the newspapers. Perhaps by our
indistinctness we are reported as saying
just what we did not say, and there is a
regular riot of commas and semicolons
and periods, and we get used to talking
about the 'blundering print press.' Or
sometimes we take up a paper full of so
cial scandals and divorce canon, and we
talk about the filthy, scurrilous press,
but I could preach a whole sermon on
the everlasting blessings of a good news
paper. A good newspaper is the grand
est temporal blessing that God has giv
en the people of this century.
"In the first place all the people read
the newspapers, and the newspapers fur
nish the greater proportion of the read
ing to the people, They don't read
books. The old people look for the
deaths, the young look for the marriages,
the business man reads the business and
financial columns, and those who are
unemployed read the want 'ads.' Great
libraries make few intelligent men and
women, but newspapers lift the nations
"My idea of a good newspaper is a
mirror of life itself. Some people com
plain because the evil of the world is re
ported aa well as the good. The evil
must be reported as well as the good, or
how will we know what to guard against
or what reform? There is a chance for
discrimination as to how much space
shall be given to prize fights, but the
newspaper that merely presents the
fair and the beautiful and the bright
side of life is a misrepresentation. That
family is the best qualified for the duties
of life who have told to them not only
what &ood there is in the world, but
what evil there is in the world, and is
told to select the good and reject the
eviL." Minneapolis Tribune.
Coatiaaatioa frost Last Weck'a Jearaal f
Mr. J. H. Reed's Lecture.
I spent my first Sunday in Killarney.
There are two large Catholic cathedrals,
and great crowds of worshipers at both.
After looking into each, I hunted ap a
little Methodist chapeL There was but
a small congregation but a moat excel
lent, practical sermon by a well-educated
young Irish minister, and I want to
aay a word just here, about one objec
tion to home rule, made very prominent
in England, and felt at least in this
country more or leas, that is, if the Irish
had control of their home affairs, Pro
testantism would be crushed oat of all
Ireland." I have never met a man who
has traveled there and given attention to
the matter that holds this opinion. It
ia true that the Catholic religion ia
largely predominant ia all Ireland ex
cept in Ulster at the north, but I saw
Boae of that spirit of hostility and
hatred toward Protestants of which we
hear so much. I had a Iobat talk with
the Irish Methodist, I had heard preach.
island. He said the growth of ProUet-
aat churches there was slow, bat every
year showed soaae progress, mostly
That the Catholics
that there was no
and tamt ia
nevoleaoe, they often worked together.
Aa instance of that I had paaad ia the
streets, I saw a sign, "Total Abstinence
Soc" "Strangers Welcome." I found
my way throagh a dark hall, ap narrrow
winding stairs,' uito a large room with
plain benches, two or three tables with
a few games, files of paper, aad a email
library of well-worn books. Half a doz
en men and boys were reading. I was
exceedingly interested in the account of
the temperance work by a plainly dress
ed intelligent man who seemed to have
charge of the room. Said it was strictly
nonsectarian, while one of the priests at
the huge cathedral, was the leading
spirit; other priests and both the Meth
odist and Presbyterian ministers, took
regular and active part in the work. "So
you see those out in the world come in
same as any," he said. iVas surprised
at the Protestant element in south and
central Ireland. This Methodist man
had seven charges in and about Killar
ney, with Sunday schools connected
with each. I believe, instead of the
Protestant interests being endangered
when home rule comes, that they will be
improved by it. From Killarney I went
through this central portion of the island
to Dublin. Much of the way the coun
try is richer than any I had seen. The
most striking feature was the grass
lands. I began to understand why
Ireland is called the "Emerald Isle."
The rich green of its pastures and mead
ows is, magnificent. We have nothing,
even in our rich grass lands, to compare
with it The luxuriance and beauty are
due especially to the very moist climate.
The grain was being harvested as I
have described. There are no barns
scarcely in Ireland. Both hay and grain
are stacked, usually in large ricks which
are always carefully thatched with
straw. The holdings, or farms, I was
told, average from forty to eighty acres.
The fields are larger than in the south.
Oats is a prominent crop. When I was
there the price was from 7d to 8d per
stone, (about thirty-two cents a bushel).
For potatoes they were getting 3s for
ten stone, notwithstanding high rents,
small fields and laborious way of work
ing, prices are about the same, (about
thirty-two cents a bushel).
There are occasionally a few of the
little black Kerry cattle, but most are
well-bred Shorthorns, and uniformly
good and in fine condition. On getting
into Limerick and King's counties I be
gan to see good farm horses.
The hay and grain are all moved on
heavy two wheeled carts, often heavy
loads with two, three and sometimes
four big horses in single line. The
largest horses I ever saw, without ex
ception, were some of the dray horses in
I found the farm houses in this por
tion of Ireland more comfortable, but
most of the farm laborers live in little
villages of stone and mud houses, which
looked bare aad dreary.
Leaving Killarney I chanced to be
seated by an intelligent 'business man
who gave me valuable information. He
said most of the country people lived
very poorly. Had to, on potatoes mostly.
Some fish, occasionally bacon. If pota
toes failed, on maize. Said the rental of
Earl Kenmar's estate formerly amount
ed to over 90,000 (150,000), much lees
now. A little inddent impressed me
with the extent of those Irish landlords'
estates, more than any figures had done.
After riding about an hour, stopping at
several towns and villages, the gentle
man called my attention to a straight
line of stone fence running back as far
as we could see. That, said he, is the
northern boundary of Sir Hereford's
land. On looking at my map I found
we had come twenty miles since we
entered upon the Hereford estate. The
idea of one man having the absolute con
trol of all. the thickly-settled country
including towns and villages through
which we had been passing all the morn
ing, came home to me with tremendous
I can but touch upon my journey on
to the north of Ireland. Dublin, the
former capital and now the chief dty,
has 250,000 population, is very old. Dub
lin castle, the reddenoe of the Lord
Lieutenant, dates back to the twelfth
century. The noted Phoenix Park, in
ancient times belonged to the Knights
Templar. It is very large and fine.
The city is well built.- Business exceed
ingly dull The political troubles seem
ed to occupy the minds of all classes.
I shall never forget the scenes about
the bulletin boards, where the morning
papers were posted in such a manner
that all the news could be read by those
standing around, too poor to buy a copy.
I often stopped to watch them as they
read of Irish evictions, imprisonments,
etc, some with tears in their eyes, some
anger and vengeancepeaking from their
countenances, others with a sad but de
termined look as they turned and walk
ed away. But the hard part was, that
all this time some of the armed English
police were standing about, ready to use
their authority, should half a dozen men
stop to discuss the condition of affairs.
Englishmen and some Americans hold
up their hands in horror if the long
repressed passions of some of these men
occasionally get the better of their judg
ment, and in a conflict, a foreign con
stable is injured. I can only wonder
that such things do not occur more
Belfast, in the north, is comparatively
a modem city. It was settled by Eng
lish and Scotch in the seventeenth cen
tury. The business portion is well
built, and the city seemed much more
busy and prosperous than any other I
had been in. The shipping and manu
facturing interests are extensive. Flax
is the most imported product at Ulster
and there are many large linen mills in
and near Belfast Embroidering and
hand sewing of linen and cotton is one
of the leading occupations, thousands of
girls aad women working in large fac
tories and ia their own homes at this
work. Mach of the fine hand work on
linen aad cotton so prominently dis
played in oar large American stores,
comes from Belfast. I went into one of
the large linen stores, when the proprie
tor gave me some idea of the inside of
the basiness. He said many American
jobbers visited Belfast aad left large
orders for these goods. Said they were
made by the piece. That at first girls
could mot can mach, bat when they be.
expert, they would earn from4d
to 6d per day on the average, some more.
Here is a sample of what he sold at 6s
per half dosen. Said he paid 6s ($L50)
per dosen for the hand work oa them,
aad that an active girl would 'do one a
I had hoped to have said something of
the future of Ireland, but if I have suc
ceeded in giving you some truer and
clearer notion of the people, their con
dition and present treatment, it will be
better that you draw your own conclu
sions. I cannot refrain, however, from
eying, that in my opinion, very great
progress has been made in the past year,
and that the day for home rule in Ire
land, which means the day of new hope
and greater prosperity and happiness,
for that worthy people, is in the ngar
the end. J
The season for fairs is fast approach
ing and no doubt many people are
getting ready for the occasion. Allud
ing to this subject, calls to mind a con
versation I had with a lady of my
acquaintance. While visiting at her
home a short time she escorted me all
around her premises, including the gar
den, in which she took special pride, as
she had tended it herself most of the
time. While talking with her, she
pointed to a bed of beets of gigantic
size and made the remark that she had
a notion to take a specimen of them to
the fair. "Why yes!" says I, "surely I
would if I were you." She answered me
by saying that perhaps it would not be
worth while. . The days came and passed
away and so did the fair but those mem
orable beets and the owner of them
failed to make their appearance on the
grounds. It is not an uncommon thing
to hear an individual ask' a question in
this wise. Did you attend the fair this
year? Oh, yes, is the reply. Well, what
did you think of it? Just passable, and
it hardly paid me for going there.
Now, I think these public exhibitions
are intended to benefit the people and
it depends largely on the people if they
make a success of these enterprises. En
couragement goes a great way in the
effort to excel in any branch of useful
ness; especially is this true among the
youthful portion of the community. A
conscientious feeling at one's heart that
they have done their very best is better
than a dozen premiums. Home is al
ways the best place to begin the work
of doing good, and as everyone cannot
attend a Paris or London exposition,
they can, with but little trouble, have an
exhibition of their own which can be
made attractive to any beholder. The
natural resources of the country, com
bined with the inventive genius of man
kind, are sufficient to produce quite a
display when brought together. I see no
reason why a county fair cannot be made
both interesting and profitable, unless
every one comes to the conclusion that
it is not worth while.
From oar regular correspondent.
Secretary Windom has returned from
his trip to Boston and will remain here
for a few days before taking a short va
cation. He has worked very hard since
the 4th of March, as in fact have all the
cabinet officers. Few people outside of
Washington have any idea of the hours
these officials have been obliged to put
in at their desks. The opening of a new
administration always means unlimited
hard work for the men who have to map
out and put into operation its policy,
and this being such a radical change
from the democratic administration has
made the amount of work to be done
much greater than usual. It is no ex
aggeration to say that the members of
the present cabinet have worked harder
during the last five months than they
ever did before in their lives and several
of them have been for years at the head
of large and successful private business
concerns. They have all earned a rest.
"Sunset" Cox, the "funny" democratic
congressman from New York never for
gets to be humorous. He has juBt re
turned to Washington from a trip
through the four new states and he
coolly claims credit for the passage of
the bill making them states by the last
congress. This is carrying a joke almost
too far. If I remember aright, and I
think I do, the credit for the passage of
that bill belongs to the republicans,who
informed their obstinate democratic col
leagues that unless the bill was allowed
to go through the house, the president
would call an extra session immediately
after his inauguration for the express
purpose of passing it. Mr. Cox is enti
tled to the credit of having had sufficient
political sense to make a virtue of neces
sity, and for having persuaded some of
his more near sighted democratic col
leagues to vote for the bilL Let Mr.
Cox be as funny as he wants to, but
don't let the record on this subject be
muddled or confused.
One pensioner of the government has
just had a piece of good luck. His name
is Richard Whiting, and in 1883, he was
granted a pension of $24 a month, which
was subsequently increased to. $50 a
month. Afterwards through a mistake
made by a surgeon the pension was re
duced to $8 a month. The pensioner
applied for a reopening of his case, and
assistant secretary Bussey has just de
cided that he is entitled to a pension of
$72 a month and arrears since his dis
charge which will amount to $12,000.
Ex-postmaster general Frank Hatton's
latest charge against the civil service
commissioner is that lists of the ques
tions to be asked at examinations have
been sold to applicants. He has not yet
stated who sold the papers or when the
offense was committed.
It is said that ex-attorney general Gar
land has been employed to represent the
Northern Pacific railroad in this city at
a salary of $25,000 a year. It is to be
hoped that his experience with thin cor
poration will be pleasanter and more
profitable than what he had with the
Pan-Electric Telephone Company not
many years ago.
Before leaving the city for a Bhort rest
secretary Noble received the preliminary
report of the commission which has been
investigating the re-rating of pensions.
He has instructed the commission to
proceed with the investigation. He
wants the proceedings for twelve months.
He declined to make public the prelimi
nary report but said the full report
should be given to the public just as
soon as it is finished. I understand that
the secretary is satisfied from the report
that there baa been no serious wrong
doing but he deemed it good policy to
have a fuller investigation made lest
aome'of the enemies of the pension oAoe
should aay that the months included in
the preliminary investigation Decem
ber, 1888, and May, 1889,-had been se
lected beforehand on account of the
bowing they made.
Col. W. W. Dudley laughs at the idea
of his being arrested while passing
through Indiana on his way to the G. A.
B. encampment at Milwaukee, and says
he will certainly go if he can possibly
arrange his business so that he can get
away from here.
Secretary Rusk has returned from his
business trip to Now York. He has ta
ken no vacation yet.
United States treasurer Houston has
gone to Saratoga to attend a meeting of
the executive committee of the national
Secretary Proctor has telegraphed that
he will return to Washington tomorrow.
They had a good attendance and
grand old time at the soldiers' reunion
at Kearney last week.
An inmate patient one night last week
made his escape from the asylum at
Hastings, by tying all the bed clothes
together and escaping from the second
story where he was confined. He was
captured next day about fifteen miles
northwest of Hastings.
They had a very heavy rain at Beatrice
one night last week, which caused the
waters to overflow from the Big Blue
river and Indian creek. The railroad
tracks were flooded and the men and
boys moved from the trees and women
and children from the house tops. One
team was drowned and the paper mill
dam was washed out.
Lincoln was visited one night last
week by the severest rain storm ever
known there. Salt creek began to over
flow about midnight. No bad result
was feared until about noon the next
day, when the whole valley containing
about one thousand acres within the
city limits and raised in depth from one
to twelve feet. Railroad tracks were
washed out, and quite 1,500 people loft
without a home and had to be cared for
by the mayor, city officers and friends.
Shell Creek Items.
Mr. B. Solomon of Woodbury county,
Iowa, has bought the right and improve
ments on school land n.w. of section
36, town 19, range 3 west, of Mr. A. Hen
rich, this being the last part of that gen
tleman's farm land.
Mr. Frank Sholles is about to build a
house on his farm on section 20, town 19,
range 3 west.
Mr. Hopkins has had a great pile of
brick hauled to his lot in Platte Center
which looks as though there was to be a
big building some day.
Mr. D. C. Kavanaugh has had the fin
ishing touches done at the new brick
Baptist church in Platte Center. Mr.
Frank Sholles is plastering and Mr. Har
mon carpentering. Mr. Eames, senior,
has the frosting and lettering of the
windows. The building committee have
ordered a fine bell of the best material
from St. Louis and they expect to open
the church for the first divine service in
English and German on the first day of
- Corn promises a rich harvest, the late
rain having checked the corn worm
which threatened, but did not do, much
damage after all.
The candidates for offices are all being
"pushed forward, by their friends" of
course, and will no doubt "all sacrifice
themselves and all their personal inter
est to the public welfare." But there
are, without joking, true and honest men
in the field, and every voter ought to
give his vote, regardless of party procliv
ities to the best man.
Mr. Charles Kaminsld, a former resi
dent of Platte county, son of old Mr. K.
on Shell creek and brother-in-law of
sheriff Bloedorn died at Chicago, leaving
a widow and a number of small children.
His father and mother were called by
telegraph but could not undertake the
journey by reason of age, etc. He was
their only child. Sad for the aged
The Rev. Mr. Griswold, having man
fully come out against the desecration
of Sunday in Columbus, ought to be
sustained by every well-meaning citizen
of every and of no political and religions
convictions throughout the country, ex
perience having proved beyond all con
troversy that no community can prosper
without a due regard for the day of rest
for man and beast. But there are places
even worse than Columbus in that re
spect, and decent people will not be
likely to locate in such towns; vacant
store buildings and vacant houses prove
this beyond doubt.
Mr. D. C. Kavanaugh's brick go not
only "like hot cakes," but really as hot
brick, be bavmg to ask customers who
laid in a supply to-help him out till an
other kiln is ready.
Mr. Eugene Bacon is busy sinking an
other well on the lot of the Platte Center
high school, the old well not furnishing
the best water, and .the board are de
termined to have the best. They have
also secured the services of a gentleman
of very high reputation as to moral char
acter and ability as principal and a large
and splendid school may be expected.
Mr. J. H. Watts is building a brick
cellar and foundation under the dwelling
house on Mr. Wm. Bloedorn's farm on
Shell creek a good improvement on that
valuable piece of land.
Mr. Johannes has rented his fine farm
on Shell creek, had a good chance to sell
at $25 per acre, but refused as the par
ties were not willing to pay as much
down of "the stuff that makes the mare
go!" as he wanted.
There seems to be great demand for
farms to rent and also better sale of land
than for years before. Platte county
needs only to be known to be sought for.
G. A. R. National EacaaiBBieat.
For this occasion excursion tickets
will be sold via the Burlington Route to
Milwaukee and return at half rates.
Tickets will be on sale at all stations in
Nebraska and Kansas, August 21st to
28th inclusive, in Colorado and Wyom
ing, August 20th to 27th inclusive, and
at other points on corresponding dates,
good to return until September 10th,
with privilege of extension until Septem
ber 30th, 1889. The Burlington has been
selected as the official route from the
Missouri river for the Department of
Colorado; the staff and delegates of the
Department of Nebraska will also travel
via the Burlington, arrangements having
been made for a special train to leave
Omaha, 7p.rn.on August 24th, after
the arrival of comrades from all points
on the branch lines of the RAM.R.R
and also on connecting lines. Send re
quests for sleeping car berths to J.
Francis, Genl Pass, and Ticket Agt,
Mrs. Thayer, wife of Gov. Thayer, who
has been visiting; friends at Belingham,
Mass has been seriously ill, but was re
ported last week to be gaining strength
and improving decidedly.
G. A. K.
The National Encampment of the O.
A. R. will be held this year at Milwaukee,
Wi&, August 26th to 21st Agents of
the Union Pacific railway will sell tickets
to Milwaukee and return at the lowest
one way first-class fare in Nebraska and
ffanfwn August 21st to 28th inclusive; in
Colorado and Wyoming August 20th to
27th inclusive; limited to return leaving
Milwaukee August 27th to September
5th, final limit September 10th. For
those who desire to return later than
September 5th the limit on tickets will
be extended to September 30th on ap-
plication to the joint agent of terminal
lines at Milwaukee. Nebraska, Kansas,
Colorado and Wyoming should bo well
represented at thi3 encampment nnd nil
should go via "The Overland Route."
For further information apply to any
agent jf this company or E. L. Loniax
G. P. , Omaha, Neb. -
True-Jc Co. took in a load of Colfax
county apples last Friday, as nico fruit
as has come to town this season from any
direction. They are all largo and of uni
form size, and are from tho orchard of
John Cerny, Maple Crook, precinct. Mr.
C. is said to have an extensive orchard.
State Fair at Liarata aa4 Omaha Fair aad Ex.
adtiaa-Frre Traasasrtatioa r flood
The B. Jc M. R. will mako following
rates to exhibitors at above fairs: All
freight intended for exhibition at Omaha
or Lincoln will be billed at tariff rates,
all charges "prepaid," except specimen
fruit, grain and vegetables, which will be
billed free. On presentation to agent at
Lincoln or Omaha of a certificate from
the secretary that goods have actually
been on exhibition and have not changed
ownership, they will lo returned free.
On presentation of same certificate to
agent at point of shipment prepaid
charges will lie refunded.
Tho case brought against W. II. Wiser,
the barber, for keeping his shop open on
Sunday, created some interest in county
court. The case was given to tho jury
about 4 o'clock and after n deliberation
of about three hours a verdict of "guilty"
was returned and Judge Barge fixed the
amount of fine at SK Fremont Trib
une. Convenieat Market. Cood Soil, I'm? Water
and Hxecllent Cli.uate
Are advantages to bo considered when
looking up a homo, business location,
farm, etc West Virginia, Maryland and
the Shenandoah Valloy, Virginia, affords
these with many more advantages. No
section of tho United States offers su
perior opportunities, and persons sock
ing a now home should "examino these
states before deciding upon a Ideation
elsewhere. Improved farm lands adapt
ed to stock raising, dairying, grain, grass,
and fruit growing can bo obtained at
low prices and upon easy terms. Thriv
ing towns invito the merchant, mechanic
and business man. Abundance of coal,
timber, ore, water power, etc. Freo sites
Persons desiring fnrther information
will be answered promptly nnd freo of
charge by M. V. Richards, Land and
Immigration Agent, B. & O. II. K. Balti
more, Md. 12-eow-4t
Mrs. Spice, wife of a well-known citi
zen of North Bend, one day last week
gavo birth to throo girl babies, who at
last report were all alivo and well.
U. A. It. Kxrarsiuu to Slilwaukre.
The Twenty-third National Encamp
ment of the Grand Army of the liopuhlic
will bo held at Milwaukee during the
last week in August.
The excursion rates from all points on
tho lines of tho Chicago, Alilwaukeo &
St. Paul railway to Milwaukeo and re
turn, will bo one faro for the round trip
half rato in each directiongoing and
returning. Children letween tho ages
of five and twelve at half of tho excur
sion rate named.
The sale of excursion tickets will com
mence at all points on the lines of tho
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway
on August 21st, and continue until Au
gust 28th inclusive.
Tickets will bo good only for contin
uous going passage to Milwaukee and
will not be good going later in any event
than August 'Mat, and will bo good for
return passage, leaving Milwaukee on
any date between August 27th and Sep
tember 5th, 18S9, inclusive, with tho un
derstanding that if tho holders of such
excursion tickets desire to make 4-sile
extensions" from Milwaukee to points
bepond in any direction, they can, by
surrendering their return coupons for
safe keeping to the joint agent of tho
terminal lines, who will havo an oihee
(to be hereafter located) at Milwaukee
and Chicago for the purpose of arrang
ing these details, have them honored to
original starting point where ticket was
purchased (by proper endorsement at
Milwaukee and Chilago) until Septem
ber 30th, 1889. These tickets returning
will be honored by tho Goodwich line of
lake steamers if so desired.
Tho dates of sale of G. A. R. excursion
tickets at points on connecting lines will
vary according to distanco from Mil
waukee, but in all cases there will he
sufficient time added to tho dates above
specified to permit passengers to como
and go without hurry or excitement.
No signatures will be required nt Mil
waukee to secure return passago on the
Chicago, Milwaukeo & St. Paul railway
on tickets limited for uso until Septem
ber 5th, 1880, inclusive. This arrange
ment will undoubtedly prove very satis
factory, as it will prevent any unneces
sary delay in getting away from Mil
waukee as fast as trains can bo dispatch
ed, as well as for parties desiring to stop
over in Chicago returning.
The finest dining cars in tho world aro
run over tho Chicago, Milwaukeo & St.
Paul railway, and ample accommoda
tions for all will be provided either on
diners or in the company's special din
ing halls along the route. Tho best of
first-class coaches. Elegant free chair
cars and Pullman's finest vestibule
sleepers will be nt the disposal of all who
travel by the Chicago, Milwaukeo & St.
Our Milwaukee Short Lino is unsur
passed by any other line as by taking the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway
only can you avoid that terrible rush in
Chicago en route, by Chicago for busi
ness or pleasure.
Remember that the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul railway is tho only lino
that can offer these superior accommo
dations. For further information and tickets
apply to your nearest ticket agent or to
jonn m. iuciiure, western rums. &"i,
C, M. & St P. By.
1501 Farnam street,
Babe Dickinson has left at this office
a sample of wheat going thirty bushels
to the acre. The seed of this wheat was
sent here about seven years ago from the
agricultural department, and not being
designated by any name, Mr. Dickinson
says they nave always called it "UIuo-
stem." Schuyler Snn.
Soda Springs, Idaho.
The splendid new Idanha, hotel erect
ed last year at Soda Springs, Idaho, is
now open for the season under tho di
rect management of the Union Pacific
railway. This hotel is first class in
every respect with all tho modern con
veniences and will accommodate com
fortably several hundred guests.
Tho medicinal springs which aliound
about Soda Springs aro noted for their
curativo properties and many remark
able cures have been recorded. Splen
did hunting and excellent fishing is to
be found a few miles from Soda Springs.
Good livery and guides always to be had.
For further information address E. L.
Lomax, Genl Pass. Agt. Omaha, Neb.
SPEICE & NORTH,
Genentl Agents fin- the sole of
jtt t: A .
Uaioa PaeUc aad Midland Pacific 1L It- Itfxsda for uU a
Or OB BTS or tea yearn tiniw. in annmiJ iu iiit'tx'M
lot of otfierlaada, improved and ULi:ti.n.-i!.
bjasiaesa aad randenctt lots iu tho city. Wo ta
v w Jaa aV I- al a W
QMAKA ig&T MARKET!
We havo just oinwd a
nn-.tt mark.jl on XiiBIUS'.ll AVKXtJE.
ivyt cf ail kiitts ,t
r'xesli. 3a.lt ILeats,
We ask te p-op!t of Ooltimlma to j:it us a fluiru of thir pat rooaite, which we hope to
de " TURNER A CARSTEMS.
(lEifc Manufacturing Company,
. MANUKAt'l'UIJKUS OV
The Gilt Edge Wind Mill, also Tanks of all sizes'
and kinds. Towers made any length.
S3TOUR MILL IS TFIE CHEAPEST,
RUNNING MILL ON
Gall on Us at the Factory before (NNrciMstag ehewhert.
7anBSs.tr GILT EDGE M'FG CO., COLUMBUS, NEB. " .
IlS r JI1SS THE OPl'OiiTUXlTY
To ViMt 0,ilr and Salt lkt City, ftnu.or
A grand excursion to tho abovo named
points will leave August 20th via the
Union Pacific, '-The Overland Route,"
aad for this occasion tho exceedingly
low rate of 30.00 to Ogden and Salt
Lako City and return and 33.00 to
Ilailey, Idaho, and return, has been
made from Missouri river terminals.
This excursion affords our patrons a
magnificent opportunity to visit Garfield
Beach on Great Salt Lako, tho finest
bathing resorts in the world, and also
visit Hailoy Hot Springs, famous for
their medicinal properties. Tickets
good for thirty days.
For further particulars address E. L.
Lomax, G. P. A., Omaha, Neb.
Sunday morning, a passenger train on
tho B. & M. was derailed two miles from
Lincoln, injuring eighteen persons. All
Harvest Excursions via tin- Kttr!ii:-j;tii.
Septomber 10th to 21th.
October Sth, 18S9.
On tho above dales round trip tickets
at great?' reduced rates will bo sold at
all stations of tho Burlington Route
east of and including Grand Island,
Hastings and lied Cloud, Neb., to points
iu Nebraska. Kansas, Colorado, Montana,
Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. For tickets
and further information call on your
nearest B. t M. R. R. ticket agent, or ad
dress J. Francis, G. P. and T. A. Omaha,
John T. Seneer of JJaknta county,
has been reappointed by Gov. Thayer, a
member of tho board of education for
tho normal school at Peru.
Harvest excursions will run on Aug.
(1th and 'JOth, Sept. 12th and 24th, ami
Oct. Sth. Tickets will bo sold to all
points west of Buda iu Nebraska, and
all points in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah,
Idaho and Montana for one fare for the
round trip. Tickets good JJ0 days. Pas
sengers can return at pleasure. Stop olf
given at any point on return trip. No
stop off going. For particulars eniiiro
at U. P. depot. J. R. Meagjikic,
Articles of incorporation of tho Oma
ha union depot company wero tiled last
week at tho oflico of tho secretary of
state. The capital stock was placed at
$1,9)0,000 and tho incorporators aro
Geo. W. noldrege, W. II. Holcomb, T.
L. Kimball, E. Dickenson and J. G.
Mat. McCabo, of Now Rnmswick. 111.,
offers to pay live dollars to any person
troubled with bloody llux, who will take
Chamberlain's Colic Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy according to directions
nnd does not get well in tho shortest
possible time. One half of a 23 cent bot
tle of this remedy cured him of bloody
flux, after ho had tried other medicines
and tha prescriptions of physicians
without benolit. Mr. McCabo is perfect
ly safe in mailing this otter, as more than
a thousand battles of this remedy are
sold each day and it has never been
known to fail in any case of colic, chol
era morbus, dysontary, diarrhoea or
bloody flux, when the plain printed di
rections aro followed. For salo by drug
gists. Tho city authorities of Fremont have
established a street chain gang and pro
pose to give their idlo tramps work. It
is doubtful whether the tramps will ap
provo of tho ball and chain process of
The N::tion.il Kiirainpniriit !. A. IC
Milwaukee, Wis., August 2G to :J1, 18S9.
Tho "Burlington Route" will sell round
trip tickets to Milwauk
the round trip. Tickets on sale Augnst
21st to 28th inclusive. Tickets good for
return leaving Milwaukeo August 27th
to September Sth; this limit can be ex
tended to Septemlier 30th by surrender
ing ticket to agent at Milwaukeo. Be
tween Chicago and Milwaukeo passen
gers can tako tho C, M. ,t St. P., C. &
N. W. or Goodrich lino of steamers.
Further information on application to
W. Whitson, agent B. .t M. By.
Gov. Thayer exited to leave this
week for Massachusetts to lo gone two
or threo weeks. Mrs,
Thayer is there on
a visif ami has boon quite sick
Families not already supplied httttld
lose no time in procuring a IkjMIo of
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Bemedy. It in tho only remedy
that can always bo deended upon for
bowel complaint in all its forms. 25 and
50 cent bottles for sale by druggists.
M.M teJ?.Waraaratr eaal
lit unit nnn-Uain.
for sain :it luw urin i
- ; a complete ntaitiact of till to all real eatata if
wher re will keep the Ttr
THE SIMPLEST AND THE EASIEST:
LEtiAL NOTICE. .
To nil whom it may concern:
Tho biKinl of HnperTiDont ia rrgnUr aeAaioa
July, ls.v., iloclarwl tho foilowiax aactioa liaea
oNnoi ai public rood, viz:
1. Commeuciiitc at the S.K. corner of pectioa
. town IS. raniw 1 east, running thence due aorta
oa wwtion lines two mites, and terminatia at .
t..o XL. eoriKT of Motion 22. town 19, raatfe 1-
PRi. and Known a tho "tlilbert ClereUad"
i Commencing at N.W. corner of section 29 -".
town li, rano 1 wwl, running thence due Month
on te.-tion lins, nnd terminating at the rigat of ."
vayr the Union Pacific Railway Company oa
the rnt.1 line of section 31, town 17, range 1 west
(providM that liutler township paya all claims
allowed n damages) aad known aa the "Moro
3. Commencing at the 8.K. corner of ttectioa "
0. town lt. range 2 west, and running dne west "
n sovtmn line one mile and terminating at the
S.W. corner of section 30. town IV, range 2 west
(providing that F. . Wolf jmy all claiina allow. " .
eil n.H iLifngen) and known an the "Wolf" road.
I. Commencing at the N.W. corner of HectioB .
t. town 11), range 2 went, and running thence .
Mtuth on xection lines four inileM, aad terminat
ing at the S.H. corner of nwtion 3). town 1.
r.ino 2 wist, nnd known a the "E. W. Jones"
5. Commencing at the N.W. corner of section
3!, town 17, range 1 west, and running thence .
hleeaton ect:on linen two mile, and termi
nating at the N.E. corner of section 32. town 17,
range -1 west (providing that Butler township
shall pay alt claimo allowed a damages) and
kno.vn an the "Sokel" roaiL
Now all objection thereto, of claims for dam.
ages caused liy the location thereof, must be
tilt-d in the county clerk's office of Platte county, .' .
Neb-wka. on or Ifom noon of October 2d, Mt,
or the lix-.itioii may bo made, without reference
l.ited Columbus, Neb.. July 21, 1S8S.
OH BTACmtH. "
I!y virtue of an order of sale directed to ma
from thedixtrirt court of Platte county, Nebras
ka, oa a j-idginent obtained in our aid court at
the regular Slav. A. D, 1889, term thereof of"
l'tatte county, Nebraska, to wit: on the 20th day
of July. Ihw. in favor of Libbie J. Davis aa
ptaintiif, ami agaimt James L. Tripp and Nellie
Tripp as defemlants. for the sum of Two Thous
and Twenty-nine dollars and Eighty cents, aad
costs taxed at $28.25 and accruing costs, I have
levied upon the following lands and tenement
taken as the property or saiil defendants, to sat-
isfy fd judgment, to wit: The north half of tho
iiortle-iisttuiarterof section eighteen (IS) town
ship (IK) range two (2) west of the sixth princi
pal meridian iu Platte county, Nebraska, aad
will offer the same for sale to the highest bidder,
for cash in jiand, on the 21st day of September,
A. D. ISM, in front of the court noose in Colum- ..
htix. Platte connty, Nebraska, that being the
building wherein tho lost term of court was held,
at the hour of one o'clock p. ra.of said day. when -and
where due attendance will bo given by tha
Dated August 2Ulh, lSaft.
-lllllK-U 31. t;. HLOKDOHN.
HberiaT of said coaaty.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
I.nnd Office at Grand Island, Neb..
July 23d, 188. )
Notice is hereby given that the followiag
named sett!er has filed notice of Ids intention to
make final proof in support of his claim, and
that said proof will be made before Itegister aad
Keeeiver at Grand Island, on Sept, 9th, 1&99. vii:.
Kolx-rt F. Blair, homestead 14.4M fortheN.E.
pet-tion 4-1)1-2 west. He names the following
witnehses to prove his continuous residence apoa
and cultivation of. said bind, viz: Martin V.
I Mine. lVter I .caw. Oscar Holden and John K.
.McFarland, all of Duncan. Neb.
31jult John U. Hiooixs, Register.
CHEAP, ONLY 15.
Woven wire and slats, cnt willows, split boards
or anything of the sort, used; after posts are set,
fence can be made and stretched on the ground,
in tiie winter, by a boy or ordinary farm haad.
IU t 10 roils a day, and can work it over 'any
ground. The, man who has one of these ma
chines can build a fence that is more durable and
safe than any other, and make it at less cost.
The machine anil ft sample of its work can be.
seen inthecity on I Uh street at Ernst fc Sehwara
hardware store. Willsell mehines, or territory.
or contrrxt to pat up fences.
Blue Grass, Clover,
Grass Seed, etc. at
EMM OEHMCli MM.
P. W. Henrich, Columbus.
W. G. Gaines. St. Edward. ' -Records
A Dieffendorf, Bellwood.
Ferdinand Bering, Hmmphrty.
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