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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4. 1B8.
' Thanking the citizens of Platte coonty for
their geaeroas aapport is the past, I reepectf ally
announce Biyself a candidate for the oBce of
coHBty judge, sabject to the approval of the re
pablican county convention.
II. J. Hudson.
Sabject to the action of the republican county
convention. I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for re-election to the ofice of county
aaperiBtendent of public instruction.
L. J. Cbamkb.
Thanking the voters of Platte county for their
aapport in the past. I beg leave to announce my
self a candidate for re-election to the office of
county treasurer, subject to the approval of the
republican coonty convention.
Gus G. Becheb.
Call for Repablieaa Coaaty Convention.
The republican electors of Platte
county are requested to send delegates
from the several townships and wards to
a county convention to be held at Fitz
patrick's Hall in Columbus on
Friday, September 27th, 1889,
at 2 o'clock p. m for the purpose of
electing nine delegates to attend the
state convention to be held at Hastings
on October 8th, and to nominate candi
dates for the following county offices,
Superintendent of Public Instruction.
And transact such other business as
may properly come before the conven
tion. The several townships and wardB
are entitled to representation as follows:
Columbus, 1st ward.
2d " .
3d M .
BBpH v3$ . .
Grand Prairie 2
Lost Creek V
Oreston ... ......
Borrows ........ a
Wood vi He 0
St. Bernard 1
The primaries to be held Wednesday,
September 18, 1889, at the last voting
places in each township or ward. In
townships outside the city of Columbus,
the polls to be open from 2 to 6 p. in. In
Columbus, from 12 m. to 6 p. m.
It is recommended that no proxies be
admitted to the convention except such
as are held by persons residing in the
townships OH wards from which the
proxies are given.
W. A. McAllister,
G. G. Bowman, Chairman.
The next national encampment G. A.
is to be at Boston.
A severe shock of earthquake was ex
perienced at Ezeroum Sunday. The vil
lage of Kantzerk has been engulfed in
lava, 136 lives lost
Greece has been shaken up by an
earthquake. The greatest damage was
done at Etalicon, where nearly half the
houses are now uninhabitable.
A report has been received at Omaha
from Judge Dundy and Elmer Frank,
who are in the wilds of Wyoming, to the
effect that they had killed two bears.
W. T. Ryan, a switchman on the
Humeston & Shenandoah railroad, was
crashed and instantly killed one even
ing last week while coupling cars at
- A fire broke out one night last week
in the old Jacobs building near Platner's
hall, Council Bluffs, and was soon bunt
ed to the ground. The building was
worth about $2,000.
Form thousand persons witnessed the
set-to one night last week at San Fran
cisco, CsUl, between George La Blanche
- and Jack Depsey. Dempsey was knock
ed out in the thirty-second round.
A sharp shock of earthquake was felt
at Los Angeles, Cala, 6:13 last Tuesday
evening. Clocks stopped and ceilings
were cracked. The shock was the most
severe experienced in many years.
The department of state at Washing
ton last week was advised by telegram
from the consul at Colon that the steam
er Adirondac had left that port for the
United States with yellow fever on
On the 31st ult, it was reported from
Marquett, Miclu, that Redmond Holz
hay, the Gogebic stage robber, had been
captured at Republic, that morning. He
has the reputation of being a darin?
stage and train robber.
A parmer living near St Joseph, Mo.,
by the name of Robinson was arrested
last week charged with disposing of
counterfeit money. It is stated that he
has made confession and that other ar-
i wQl follow in the vicinity of St Jo.
The national encampment of the
Grand Army finished the election of its
ligation on the 29th as follows: Dr. Hor
ses P. Porter of Kansas was chosen sur
geon general; W. H. Condors of Ken
tacky, fhtrJ""! and L J. Lovett of New
Amah may enter your house or meet
yem oat si night and rob you of s few
He is s thief and if caught is
by imprisonment A local
by over-charging you can rob you
aad hi act is credited to him and he is
,ss a successful business man. A
i to the penitentiary for his
work, but the man who waters his stock
or iwhs the people by his trusts is looked
sjpss) as a great man. It all depends
WfcMaaBeeribers --- place of mat-
SHBt oatuofioe! the Brat enables Be to readily
Ummmw' oar maaialM.trom -which.
Baiatyiwa.wTt f &
CouxcxL Blum and Omaha have been
enjoying a new delight the past week.
A correspondent describes it:
The Kirmosn, or 'Kirehvefld,' is liter
ally a church festival, and as presented
in America various nations are repre
sented. The stage is artistically decorated
with the flags, coats of arms and em
blems of the various nations, and the
costumes of the dancers are correct
copies of those of the different national
ities. In Council Bluffs and Omaha
each performance will open with a grand
tableau, in which will be grouped the
types of the nine nations, together with
the youth and beauty representing
George and Martha Washington, the
Kirmess queen, Ferdinand De Soto,
Christopher Columbus, Quakers and
Puritans, which, as may be imagined,
will be one of the prettiest sights ever
witnessed on an Omaha stage. Two
hundred persons, ranging in age from
four to forty, beautifully costumed and
carefully trained, take part in the per
formances. "The first dance is by the Hollanders,
twenty-two misses between twelve and
fifteen years of age with wooden shoes,
keeping time to the refrain "O Du Lieber
Augustine.' After these comes the flow
er dance thirty-two little girls in pic
turesque costumes with eight black and
gold bees flitting in and out among,
them. Next comes the minuet danced
by six couples in magnificent costumes
of the time of Louis XIV., designed by
Andrew Fueger, the famous costnmer.
Number four is a Spanish dance by
twenty young ladies in alternate colors
of red and yellow satin, all keeping time
to the Spanish bolers with castagneta
Twenty-five little -boys in full oriental
costume next perform the comical dance
of the heathen Chinese. The Tyrolean
is next represented by eight couples
moving through some complicated fig
ures to the sounds of waltz music. The
Italian dance is also performed by eight
couples peasant girls and bandits and
is very graceful, one of the features be
ing the sash exercises.
The Russian dance by eight couples
is perhaps the great feature of the even
ing, the dancers being all dressed in
elaborate military costumes, and per
forming some very complicated evolu
tions. A dance of American Indians
with the full complement of yells, ges
ticulations and war whoops brings the
novel, instructive and enjoyable enter
tainment to a close."
The Fremont Flail says: "It is useless
to attempt to reform a woman who is
lost as long as society is constituted as
it is. If the reform could commence
with the men of families, heads of fami
lies, if you please, whom the Flail has on
its lists, and so down to 16 and 18 years
old boys there would not be much
trouble to reform the women. In fact
the way society is constituted today the
only wonder is that there is a virtuous
woman outside of wedlock, and we
might almost say inside either. Tem
perance reform is a good thing, but if
the women of this country could see the
matter as it really is and the shoals onto
which their sex is drifting, there would
be two societies for the protection of
female virtue to one for the purpose of
temperance reform. A man may drink
and reform, but if man or woman be
comes sexually lost to virtue there
seems to be no hope for them. When it
is considered that about five per cent of
the women and as high as ten per cent
of the men of the country go to the bad,
we may realize the importance of the
matter under contemplation. May God
save us as a race from social and sexual
evils, should be the prayer of every
Christian in the land."
Some boys and men were plaguing
George Sewell, a weak-minded young
man, at Ruser's saloon, Omaha, Sunday
evening, when Sewell got up, pulling a
revolver from his pocket, and said:
"Well, I have this gun, and I guess I
will just fix you with it right now." He
took deliberate aim at Fletch Wagoner,
the ball striking one of his ribs and
glancing off, making only a slight flesh
wound; Sewell then turned quickly
and fired at Peter Ruser, the ball pas
sing through his stomach and lodging
under the skin by the side of the back
bone. It is thought Ruser will die.
Later. Young Ruser died Monday
morning at 10. Sewell Monday morning
walked into the police station and sur
rendered himself. Heis42yrs.old,served
a number of years in the army and was
discharged in 1877. He is strange in his
behavior and showed not a particle of
concern when told that young Ruser
was dead. The evidence at the inquest
failed to show the slightest motive for
At the reunion at Milwaukee, Gen.
Sherman and Mrs. Gen. Logan were the
center of attraction wherever they ap
peared. A correspondent says that "Mrs.
Logan seems never to tire of receiving
the boys,' and certainly the boys' never
tire of greeting her." "Gen. Sherman
was greeted with round after round of
cheers while the bands forgot their ad
monition not to play Mashing Through
Georgia, and the grizzled old hero of the
triumphal march through the south had
to listen to the tune that has dinned in
his ears ever since the war closed. Oc
casionally a veteran in the ranks would
break out with a sally at his old gener
al, Oh, you'll live to fight through an
other Tv:sr,' while another shouted, 'How
about taose chickens?' To the letter's
interrogative Gen. Sherman, who was as
tickled as a school boy, replied: Oh, I
never took the trouble to inquire where
they came from.' "
In one of the Omaha dailies we notice
an advertisement of "a first-class bank
outfit with building in a growing Ne
braska town where 30 per cent per
month earnings are guaranteed on in
vestments perfectly secured." The fel
low don't give his name nor the reason
for wanting to sell. He probably doesn't
wish to continue in the business of high
way robbery any longer. The new law
may do some good in rooting out scalp
ing institutions of the kind named. If
it does, the many solid, reliable and fair
business banks of the state will be bene
fited, along with the people at large.
The proceedings of the 31st in the
Cronin case at Chicago made it very
apparent that the selection of a jury is
to be a matter involving not days only,
but 'weeks. About twenty talesmen
were examined that day, and when court
adjourned not a single juror had been
defoitely settled mpon.
There is one thing sure. The sink
holes of vice cannot be hid, and they
must bear their bitter fruit "Do men
gather figs of thistles!" is just as ap
propriate here, as it was in Palestine
mturies ago. The essential nature of
rice is the ssate everywhere, and com
munities owe it to the yonth within
their borders to keep them as free as
possible from temptations that ensnare
older feet than theirs. Says the Chey
enne Tribune: The murder of Herman
Kerl at Rawlins, is but another illus
tration of the too current weakness of
western municipal authority in tolerat
ing the existence of notorious and dis
graceful dives. The Foster house, in
which Kerl was so brutally murdered by
the rough Paddy Golden, has probably
no parallel in evil reputation in Wyom
ing unless it is found in the Laramie
den run by Pat Doran."
Gus KTr", the young tinsmith who
made and soldered the sheet iron box
for Martin Burke in which it is suppos
ed the clothing and instruments of Dr.
Cronin were placed, was the victim or. a
savage assault last Tuesday night
While going to his home at No. 381 East
Ohio street, and when near the corner of
Seneca street he was set upon by a
dozen young toughs and terribly beat
en. His cries for assistance frightened
the cane away, and Klahre had barely
strength to get to his home. No cause
is known for the attack. Physicians
say Klahre's wounds are serious, but not
necessarily fatal. The police are in
vestigating the affair.
So far as we can learn from the action
of democratic conventions led by their
wise leaders ot these times they greatly
miss Thomas Jefferson and Andrew
Jackson of other days who were wise
and honest enough to believe in Ameri
can industries and publicly favor a
judicious tariff to protect them. The
democrats are in great need of a Jeffer
son or Jackson these tunes to lead
their hosts on sensible issues.
Monday morning Frank Murphy, a
G, B. & Q. switchman at Pacific Junc
tion, was knocked down and run over by
several cars, mangling his right leg so
badly that amputation at the middle of
the thigh was necessary. He also sus
tained a very serious fracture of the left
thigh, which the attending surgeons
deem an unforable complication. His
condition is considered critical.
Herds of native and Texas cattle
which range in the territory and south
ern K finnan are annctea wiw wnat is
thought to be Texas fever or something
worse. Hundreds are dying in the pas
tures south of Arkansas City, and cattle
are being shipped to market from pas
tures where lie the carcasses of hundreds
of cattle an outrage that ought to be
For Thk Journal.
"Life is good sad kind or something
Such, we're told: 'tis true, to those
With sense mnch like an apple tree.
Nor know a cabbage from a rose.
Sometimes when great griefs over
whelm us, we almost wish we belonged
to that class of people, for the troubles
and calamities of this life affect them so
little that in the midst of them they can
eat and drink, at night sleep soundly,
and awake in the morning as happy as
ever, as unmindful of the ills of life as
the dnmb beasts are. But when we ob
serve how thoughtless they are in regard
to eternal life, and how destitute of that
unalloyed happiness which comes to us
in trying to better the condition of those
around us, and in the elevation of hu
manity, we say, give us place in a higher
grade in life, even though we may have
more ups and downs, and perhaps have
farther to fall: for we know that if we
fall on our feet every time, that is, with
our honor untarnished, and our energy
unimpaired, we can, not only rise again,
but doubtless, to a higher altitude than
before. Therefore let us speed on in the
highway of holiness through this short
life, turning deaf ears to the allurements
of the world, and crying life, life, eternal
"So whether it be noon or night,
la joy's glad hoar or sorrow's blight.
Or gently still ay life shall close,
Aa (alia the dew, or seats the rose,
Lord, may I always faithful be.
And live as for eternity."
N. O. H. Wahzkb.
From oar regular correspondent.
There is likely to be some delay in the
building of the five great war vessels
provided for at the last session of con
gress owing to the fact that the bids re
ceived were largely in excess of the
amount appropriated to pay for them.
The navy department has issued new
proposals in which some modifications
are made which it is hoped will enable
the ship builders to get inside the ap
propriations with their bids. Boat na
val officers say that the appropriations
are too small to obtain vessels of the
Similarity of names brings about some
queer things. For instance, a short
time ago Andrew J. Whitaker ot Illinois,
who was formerly a clerk in the fourth
auditor's office, was appointed deputy
fourth auditor. Saturday the fourth
auditor received a letter from Andrew J.
Whitaker of Carpentersville, BL, stat
ing that he had seen a notice in a Chi
cago paper of his appointment as depu
ty fourth auditor, and that he accepted
the appointment As possession is nine
points in law the first named gentleman
will probably retain the office while his
Illinois namesake will be allowed to keep
Civil Service Commissioner Lyman
now says that the members of the com
mission have never mentioned to the
president anything about the proposed
extension of the civil service rules to the
chiefs of divisions in the departments,
but that the commission is unanimously
in favor ot it No body doubts that at
all. The commission is in favor of any
thing that will increase its power, but a
great many people think.it will be cur
tailed instead of mcreaeed.
Acting Secretary of State Wharton
says the Bearing sea seizures are matters
concerning only the treasury depart
ment the seizures being made by ves
sels of the revenue marine service. The
state department will have nothing to
do with it unions the British government
should send it some communication on
the subject, which it has not yet done.
Acting Commissioner Stone of the
land ofaoe, is now investigating the al
leged payment by the last administra
tion of 48,000 on fraudulent surveyors'
vouchers. The matter will be laid be
fore Secretary Noble as soon as he re
turn to Weafcamftnej
Washington's delegation to the G. A.
R. encampment at Milwaukee left here
Saturday night They carried a cordial
invitation from the business men of
Washington to the G. A. R to hold
their next annual encampment in this
city. A meeting was held last week and
a number of our most prominent and
wealthy citizens pledged themselves to
raise all the money needed to entertain
the veterans should they accept the in
vitation. Washington will give them a
rousing time if they will come, besides
showing them the prettiest city in the
The nomination of Gen. Mahone by
the Virginia republicans has created
much interest here. It insures Virginia
a red hot aggressive campaign and it
is generally believed by republicans that
the brainy little man will win, and the
most sanguine democrats admit that the
result is doubtful. When the fact is re
membered that these same democrats
are in the habit of claiming everything,
this admission is not without meaning.
Judge Crowell of Minnesota, who was
sixth auditor of the treasury when the
Cleveland administration came in, has
been appointed chief of a division in the
The administration is determined that
the foreign delegates to the Three
Americas congress which meets here on
the 2d of October, next, shall see what a
country the United States is. An ex
cursion has been arranged for the dele
gates, which will leave here on October
3d, and return November 14th. Among
the places to be visited are all the com
mercial and manufacturing cities' of
New England and northern New'York;
West Point; Niagara Falls; Harvard
University; Yale College; Michigan Uni
versity; Chicago; Buffalo; Detroit; Min
neapolis; St Paul; Sioux City; Omaha;
Leavenworth; Kansas City; St Louis;
Mammoth Cave; the natural gas region;
Pittsburg; Altoona; Philadelphia; Wil
mington; the ship yards at Chester, Pa.
and Edison's laboratory at Menlo Park.
This trip will certainly make a great im
pression on the visitors, more especially
if they are then told that they have seen
only half the country.
Edwin A. Polley has been appointed
postmaster at Seward.
Kearney's reunion committee expend
ed $1,200 more than the total receipts.
The very severe dry weather of the
last few weeks has injured the corn crop
considerably in Nebraska.
A son of M. B. Brunei, a farmer liv
ing near Mason City, had his foot cut
off by a mower one day last week.
Next Friday, Sept 6, is the day set for
the execution at Broken Bow of Albert
Hauenstine. It is thought he will be
Twenty-five thousand acres of the
Omaha tribe of Indians are to be resold,
because of failure of former purchasers
to prove up, etc.
You can't throw a brick into the sec
ond district without hitting a candidate
for the late Congressman Laird's shoes.
f Omaha Republican.
John Bolding's residence at Sheltori,
one morning last weekjeanght fire from
a defective flue, and burned to the
ground, with all its contents. Loss
David, the eight years old son ot God
frey Peterson, while running with an
open knife the other day at Gothenburg,
fell and the knife blade penetrated his
heart, killing him instantly.
Ray, young son of W. H. Price of
David City, fell backwards into a boiler
of hot water that the washer woman had
left standing on the porch, and was
seriously burned, the skin on the back
and arm coming off.
Jacob Houseworth, in the employ of
the Orleans flour milling company,
while oiling a flour bolter, got his right
arm caught in a wheel, tearing the flesh
from the elbow to the middle of the
hand and breaking the bones at the
A farm laborer on the farm of G. N.
Carpenter of Pilger, was found lying in
the barn Monday morning of last week
in convulsions. He had been out sup
posedly among friends on Sunday and
it is thought that poison was adminis
tered to him.
News comes from Norfolk that Cecil
Clark, the colored man who was so ter
ribly beaten the other night by Riley
and Blatt, is slightly better, but still in
a critical condition. Siley and Blatt
have been admitted to bail in the sum
of $1,000 each.
John Dolan, marshal of the village of
Charleston, was assaulted and badly
beaten by one James, said to be a very
unruly man. Since the assault James
and Mrs. Lee, a divorced woman, oc
cupying the same home, were arrested
and placed in jail.
The fifth annual Old Settlers reunion
was held at Charleston, Thayer county,
on the 30th ult, and was attended by
fully 3,000 people. The citizens had a
very pleasant time, and found on exhi
bition a fine display of fruits, grain and
vegetables, the products of the county.
A. M. Forsyth and a Mrs. Kiler.were
treated to a coat of tar and feathers at
Barneston, Wednesday morning. The
pair were living in open adultery for a
long time and the moral sentiment of
the community deemed itself sufficient
ly outraged to remedy the scandal by
Joe Aimes, a young man aged about
seventeen years, living near Blair, com
mitted suicide on the night of the 30th
ult, by shooting himself with a revolver.
He was returning home from a dance in
the vicinity, when it occurred, and no
one knows any reason for the act, unless
a supposed slight he received from a
young lady-at the ball.
The citizens of Lincoln are being
called upon to subscribe between $6,000
and $7,000 worth of stock, to secure the
state fair for five years more. Her citi
zens think it ought to be done quickly,
perhaps, for fear a location nearer the
center of the state mighty have more
charms for the committee and require
the raising of a smaller amount of stock.
Mrs. Joseph H. Miller, the widow of
a soldier who died from the effects of
wounds received in battle, is an appli
cant for a position in the internal office.
She is said to be qualified to discharge
the duties of the position. She is heart
ily endorsed by Messrs. Thurston, Con
nell, Mai. Clarkson and others. Mr.
Peters certainly wont show the white
feather to a soldier's widow.
John Richardson, a well known, high
ly esteemed and prosperous farmer ten
miles eouth of Beatrice, fell from his
mowing machine while returning from
near Blue Springs, Saturday afternoon,
and was ran over, sustaining injuries
which resulted in his death Monday
morning. He was found on the road by
the neighbors an hour after the accident,
and the team was quietly grazing a short
distance away. Richardson was uncon
scious, and remained in that condition
until Sunday, but be was unable to tell
how the accident occurred. His lower
extremities were completely paralyzed.
He suffered no pain, but passed away
A man was found lying beside the
Union Pacific track about 3 o'clock Sun
day afternoon, two miles west of Ames.
Although unconscious, he is still living,
and is now at the St Julien hotel in
Fremont, under the care of Drs. Abbott
and Devries, who consider his recovery
improbable. On his person was found a
professional card of Dr. Albert Pole,
Portland, Ore., a fine gold watch and
chain, $16 in money, and the unused
part of an excursion -ticket from Port
land to Chicago and return. The man
is well dressed, and evidently about
sixty years of age, and, being in his
stockings without shoes, the supposition
is that he was a passenger on the train
which passed Fremont at 10:10 Saturday
Ten years ago Tom Farrago dug a
sixty foot well on the farm of T. J. Funk,
and it has always furnished plenty of
water until this year. Last week Mr.
Funk had Tom dig it deeper, until he
was satisfied there would be plenty of
water, but Tom thought he would take
a well augur and bore down' a little
further. When down about twelve feet
he pulled the augur out and a stream of
water spouted forth eighteen inches
above the main body of water. Since
that time the water in the well has been
in constant motion, boiling and making
a roaring noise, and the water has been
so roily that it is unfit for use. Whether
the phenomenon will result in a gas well
or the water get clear again is now agi
tating the mind of Mr. Funk. (Madi
It has long been supposed by many
that the only real Indian battle and
burying ground in the county was
located on the hill south of Linwood,
but such is not the case. The "old
timers'' will remember that there are
two or three places along the old gov
ernment road where in an early day In
dian graves were found, and arrow and
spear heads, beads, skulls and bones
were strewn in liberal quantities. There
is an Indian burying ground on Bone
Creek near the farm of J. Crocker, to
which the Pawnees paid annual visits
for years after the first settlers came,
and which remains undisturbed to this
day. These different "land marks" now
nearly obliterated by time, doubtless
contain many volumes of unwrittemhis
tory, together with the scalps of many
adventurous white men, and although
the years have passed away, still serve
as food for the curious relic-hunter.
Some three or four weeks ago the
eight or nine years old daughter of Geo.
Bardeen, who lives just west of the city,
was bitten by a pup belonging to the
family, and died Tuesday evening with
all the symptoms of rabies. Dr. Cook
was called to attend the little girl, and
at once told her parents that if, she had
been bitten by a dog he would say that
she was a victim of hydrophobia, but
they at first said she had not been bit
ten but finally remembered that their
own dog had bitten her. About the
same time a cat and a calf were bitten
by the same dog, and about a week ago
the cat died, and Tuesday evening the
calf died, the same evening that the
death of the little girl occurred. Mr.
Bardeen was also bitten on the back of
the hand by the same dog, but so far has
not suffered any inconvenience from the
wound. The funeral of the little girl oc
curred yesterday. This is another argu
ment in favor of clearing the city of
worthless curs which run through the
streets. The lives of every dog in the
city are nothing compared with a human
-being. Kill the accursed dogs and save
the lives of your children, and perhaps
your own. David City Tribune.
A bad accident occurred on the B. A
M. fifty miles north of Alliance near the
new tunnel Saturday night, Aug. 24.
Beyond Alliance the track is new, and
construction trains only run over it thus
far. In making these trips the train
goes with the engine ahead, and in re
turning the engine pushes the cats. Sat
urday night, while making the return
trip, the first and second cars were
thrown from the track near Belmont, by
a plank across the ties. A number of
railway employes and working men were
sitting on the cars, and when the hitter
left the track, they were thrown violent
ly to the ground. Altogether eleven men
were seriously injured. None of the men
have yet died, and it is not thought that
any of the injuries will result fatally.
Following is a list of the wounded: C
Compton, conductor, serious contusion
of the brain; George Moore, engineer,
contusion of the lungs and back sprain
ed; James Warren, laborer, badly bruis
ed and ruptured; Charles Strong, ankle
dislocated and bones of the leg fractur
ed; Jenson Brown, laborer, limbs sprain
ed; Jens Hansen, laborer, contusion of
the thigh; Aimer Fairbanks, laborer,
ankle dislocated; William Krup, laborer,
ankle and foot sprained; Charles Ver
million, laborer, compound fracture of
the femur; Robert Hansen, laborer, ankle
dislocated. No surgical assistance could
be obtained for several hours, as the ac
cident occurred some distance from any
large place. Aid was sent, however, as
quickly as possible, and the company re
ports all the men doing welL Had it
not been for the fact that the train was
running slowly a number of lives would
probably have been lost It is not
known whether the obstruction was
placed across the track purposely or
whether it was due to negligence. Most
of the injured live along the line of the
Harvest excursions will run on Aug.
6th and 20th, Sept 12th and 24th, and
Oct 8th. Tickets will be sold to all
points west of Buds in Nebraska, and
all points in Colorado, Wyoming. Utah,
Idaho and Montana for one fare for the
round trip. Tickets good 30 dsys. Pas-
Mn Man ntnm at nlaaaura. Htoti oar
given at any point on return trip. No
at tj. P. depot J. RMsAOaTER,
We have bought the
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30,. '89,
We shall offer the greatest clearing sale of
MILLINERY, NOTIONS, YARNS, BUTTONS. ETC..
Ever held in Platte county. Every article will be marked down
without reserve or regard to cost. '-
SALE TO BE HELD qnthe PREMISES. - i V,
These reductions result in placing before the public the most unmis- '
takable bargains ever offered.
BARBER & DAYKIN.
CaUassa Tawaakls Bear Mettlaa:.
A meeting of the town board will be
held at the hall in Columbus township
on Saturday, September 14, 1889, at 9
a. m when a full board is desired, as
there will be business of importance be
fore the meeting, besides unfinished
business. J. H. Dxnnrar,
To New Yacfc via Ptetarcaaae B. O-
Pullman's vestibuled sleeping cars are
now running through without change
from St. Louis to New York via B. A O.
The vestibuled express leaves St
Louis daily at 8 a. m. via R k O. Ry,
carries Pullman vestibuled sleeping cars
through to New York without change,
arriving at New York the second even
ing at 7:20.
The B. A O. express leaving St. Louie
daily at 8:05 p. m., carries Pullman pal
ace Sleeping car through to New York
without change, arriving at New York
the second morning at 9:45.
Great improvements have been made
in the railway, and equipment of the B.
& O. R R in the last two years and its
present train service is equal to any in
America. In addition to its attractive
ness in the way of superb scenery and
historic interest, it is via the RAO.
only that the national capital can be
visited while en route between the east
All through trains between the east
and west via R A O. R R run by way of
Washington, Baltimore and Philadel
phia. Tickets via R A O. R R can be pro
cured at all principal ticket offices
throughout the country. 20-4t
About 6 o'clock last Monday night
Swan Swanson, who was helping thresh
on the Peter Jensen place, near Blair,
went down into a well to fix something
about the pump. A rope was taken
down with him, but not fastened to the
body. Becoming affected with the gas,
he gave the signal to pull him up. When
almost at the top he lost his grip and fell
back into the well. He was taken out
dead. He was a married man with two
Sees Sffiaga, ldafc.
The splendid new Idanha hotel erect
ed last year at Soda Springs, Idaho, is
now open for the season under the di
rect management of the Union Pacific
railway. This hotel is first class in
every respect with all the modern con
veniences and will accommodate com
fortably several hundred guests.
The medicinal springs which abound
about Soda Springs are noted for their
curative 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.
On the 31st ult, quite a collision oc
curred at the crossing of the Fremont,
Elkhorn k Missouri Valley and Union
Pacific roads six miles west of Fremont.
Fourteen freight cars were derailed.
About 100 hogs were killed. Two men
were stealing a ride; John Shimberger
was instantly killed, and the other,
Ethan Allen, had his right arm and left
leg broken. They were going east to
their home at Bristol, Ind.
State Fair at Ltaeala m tMka Fair aai Kx
aaaltlaa Free Traaaaartatlaa af
The B. k M. R. will make 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 eecretary that goods have actually
been on exhibition and have not changed
ownership, they will be returned free.
On presentation of same certificate to
agent at pout oc smpment prepaid
charges will be refunded.
While a party of three persons were
crossing the river below Nebraska City,
on the night of the 29th ult, the skiff
capsized, and Frank Howard was drown
ed. It m said his home was st St
Bay s Mas is Ellis, Kaa.
This town is one of the most prosper
ing in Banter. located on the Union Pa
cific railway. It is a division station of
that road and has division shops, round
house and eating station. Mills and
factories sre springing up and it is be
coming a thriving place, in the midst of
a prosperous farming region. It is a
healthy place and the soil and climate
are excellent For particulars apply to
Albert Woodcock, general land commis
sioner U. P. By., Omaha, Neb., or Leroy
S. Wiatera, land and snug, agt U. P.
BARBER & DAYKIN,
Thirteenth St, opp. Commercial
entire stock of Mrs! M.
SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agent for the sale of
lata man JissV
ia a al nairoeoti
tatBfored aad mateproveii. for
jOta IB (a any. wa aaap
OMAHA MEAT MARKET!
We kave Jaat opened a meat market ob NEBRASKA AVENUE, where wr will keep the very
beat of all kind of
k MonU nt Holnnhna to ie
hoaeat dealing and jaat scales. Please
tr TUJKHj1 ex VAAOAXUIO.
Gilt Etelkitoaj Company,
- MANUFACTURERS OF-
The Gilt Edge Wind Mill- also Tanks of all sizes
and kinds. Towers made any length.
tTOUR MILL IS THE CHEAPEST, THE SIMPLEST AND THE EASIEST
RUNNING MILL ON THE MARKET.-
Gill m Us at the Factory Lttftft pwctaiag ttetwhert.
GILT EDGE M'F'G
Harvest Exrarataa via the Barliagtoa.
September 10th to 24th.
October 8th, 1889.
On the above dates round trip tickets
at greatly reduced rates will be sold at
all stations of the Burlington Route
east of and including urand island,
Hastings and Red Cloud, Neb., to points
in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Montana,
Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. For tickets
and further information call on your
nearest R4M.R.R. ticket agent or ad
dress J. Francis, G. P. and T. A. Omaha,
A report came from Stanton on the
31st ult, of the sudden disappearance of
Geo. Lane, a butcher of that place. He
came from southwestern Iowa and has a
wife and family.
Families not already supplied should
lose no time in procuring a bottle of
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy. It is the only remedy
that can always be depended upon for
bowel complaint in all its forma 25 and
50 cent bottles for sale by druggists.
The commissioners of Douglas county
hold that Sheriff Cobnrn owes the conn
ty over $4,000. The matters in dispute
will probably be carried into the courts
Mat McCabe, of New Brunswick. I1L,
offers to pay five dollars to any person
troubled with bloody flux, who will take
Chamberlain's Colic Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy according to directions
and does not get well in the shortest
possible time. One half of a 25 cent bot
tle of this remedy cured him of bloody
flux, after he had tried other medicines
and the prescriptions of physicians
without benefit Mr. McCabe is perfect
ly safe in making this qfer, as more than
a thousand bottles of this remedy are
sold each day and it has never been
known to fail in any case of colic, chol
era morbus, aysemary, oiarrnoea or
bloody flux, when the plain printed di
rections sre followed. For sale by drug
gists. Suppose outsiders agree to permit the
rennblicans of the Second district to se
lect their own candidate. We believe
they are fully competent to do so, with
out throwing bricks at them from the
A Free Ticket t tka Stat Fair at Llacela.
The Omaha Bee will present a com
plimentary ticket of admission to the
Nebraska State Fair at Lincoln to every
person sending a yearly subscription to
either the Weekly Bee with $1.25, or the
Sunday Bee with $2.00. Orders must be
in by September 1st eo as to give time
to mail the ticket as the Fair opens
September 6th and closes September
13th. These prices sre no advance on
the regular price for the Weekly and
Sunday editions, but the publishers of
the Bee desire to give their readers a
chance to see the exhibition at Lincoln
free of admission fee. Cash must ac
company each order.
Address your orders to
To Bm Pdstmwtwo Ca,
S. Drake & Co., fixtures
hlAK.R.Uakfbra)iit from tS.00 to 110.06 Mr acre for
to aait parchaaera. We liam huu a large and caolat
aala at low price and on reasonable turma. AW
a complete mmnwi oi uuo i m irw mm u .
ca a share of their patronage, which we hope to
aiTe n a call. iij.jnatma.ij
CO., COLUMBUS, NEB.
DO t)T vYASH StJIFATMt.
or sale aad satisfaction Kuaraateed or
mosey reroDdetl. by
4sept4Jm Colcxbus. Nebraska.
FENCE MAGHIH E !
CHEAP, ONLY $15.
Woven wire and slats, cnt willows, split boarda
or anything or the sort, used; alter posts are set,
fence can be made and stretched on the aroond.
in the winter, by a boy or ordinary farm hand,
10 to 10 rods a day, and can work it over any
aroBBd. The man who has one of these ma
chines can build a fence that is more durable aad
safe than any other, and make it at leaa coat.
The machine and a sample of its work caa be
sees in the city on lltli street at Ernst A Schwara
hardware store. Willsell mchines, or territory,
or contract to pot np fences,
lmaytf J. R. MATHEWSON.
P. W. Henrico, Columbus. f
W. G. Gaines, St Edward.
Records k Dieffendorf, Bellwood.
Ferdinand Bering, Humphrey.
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