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VOL. XXIIL-NO. 6.
COLTTMBTTS, NEB WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 1892.
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?- - OF ALL KINDS.
THE WORLD GOES ON.
I Lave stood by mouldering tombs,
In the valley of decay,
Where, like shadows of the night,
Come the sorrows of the day.
I have watched the cortege pass
Up the dusty Tillage street,
And I've listened to the trampling
Of tho ghost-returning feet.
I have heard tho lamentations
Of a nation bowed in woo,
And I've stood beside the dying,
Watched the fitful ebb and flow
Of the breath that struggled bravely
On the portals of a sigh;
But the world goes on as ever.
Never matter who may die.
Dead men do not blast the flowers,
Stay the sun upon its way,
For there's sunshine 'mong the willows
In the valley of decay.
Til admit at the start that I made
a great mistake when I attempted to
burglarize the "fashionable" boarding
As old a fox as I should have known
better than to waste precious time and
skill on such a forlorn and foolish en
terprise. But I was taken in by the
apparent wealth of the boarders and
the outside grandeur of their hash milL
Just as soon as I leave my present
domicile which, though a common
jail, sets a much better table than the
aforesaid concern. I intend to sue the
landlady for damages and I don' t ex
pect to get a rent either from that
busted crowd. It will only be done to
save my temporary blasted reputation.
Till then I shall take a grim pleas
ure in perfecting my patent self-kicking
machine which 1 now have under
way. When it is finished I hope to
interest a small but select audience on
whom I can rely by showing them tho
fino work it can do on fools, and 1' 11
be the first fool.
Now that I have relieved my bot
tled indignation somewhat I will tell
my story, trusting to after exploits in
my line of business to regain a proper
respect for my hitherto unquestiona
For some weeks I had piped a big
boarding house in Now York's most
"l had watched with longing eyes
the immense display of beautiful bo
gus jewelry the boarders wore and
heard with eager ears their high-toned
conversation regarding their social po
sitions and pecuniary resources and
expenditures necessary to maintain
them in thc 400."
If, instead of piping that crib and
its povorty-strickon. bragging inmates,
I had piped the grocery man and tho
tailor or servants I would not now bo
a laughing stock for my pals nor filled
with a tumultuous desire to test my
self-kicker as soon as possible, hurt or
In ways known only to my profes
sion and which would bo dishonorable
if not unbusinesslike to disclose I had
secured a pass key of tho elegant imi
tation mahogany front door of tho
palatial hash mill. So at 2 a. m., on
a beautiful dark night I found my
self very quietly admiring the gorge
ous stencil plate fresco on the hall
wall by the rather unsatisfactory light
of burning matches, for I knew it was
against tho landlady's rules to use gas
later than 10 p. m.
I had another reason, also, but it is
not necessary to mention it here.
On the hat rack was a fine collection
of overcoats and silk hats and, before
going further, I selected a nice warm
ulster to wear home, for tho weather
outside was cold and stormy.
I tried on several shiny tiles, but as
none would fit tho police club bumps
on my head I picked out a seal skin
cap and laid it by the ulster at the foot
of the stairs.
Then I went through all the pockets
of the other coats, but finding only
cigarettes and toothpicks I gave it up
for a bad job and started for the bed
When I reached the second story
hall I paused a bit to listen.
All was deliciously still savo tho
gnawing of a rat trying to escape
from slow and sure starvation into the
next hquse and the melodious melody
of base and treble snores from the
soundly sleeping boarders who, no
doubt were dreaming of something
This music, so soothing to one in
my position, camo through the open
transoms over the doors which, of
course, were securely locked and
bolted from the inside.
In the usual neat and easy way,
known to those in my business. I was
soon within tho front bed-chamber,
occupied bv a Mr. and Mrs. R. S.
Tocrat who. judging from their
decorated night-caps and refined snor
ing, were birds worth plucking.
With a quiet chuckle over the
wealth in prospect I commenced oper
ations at tho dressing case and quick
ly transferred its load of jewelry to
my capacious pockets without disturb
ing the loose hair pins and hair
switches and other strango feminine
appendages which were scattered
Tnen. careful not to spoil the dreams
of the happy couple who were prac
ticing a grand nasal duct together.
I lifted the old centlenian's trousers
from a chair and hauled oit his pocket
book. How heavy and fat it felt as I opened
it. A hundred dollars, at least
seemed to be its size. But alas, all
the bills it contained had "please re
mit" written on them, as I sorrowfully
saw by 'a burning match.
Angry at the fraud played on ma
I tried the other pockets for loose
change and got just U.wenty cents, a
penknife and a well-worn horse chest
nut for my trouble.
Then I tackled tho nabob's vest
from which a solid looking watch
chain dangled invitingly. But there
was "no time here." Only a bunch of
keys which I leit for the old codger to
wear, and put on airs with, till his
uBcle': had finished repairing and
regulating bis brass, hunting-cased
To get square with tho old gentle
mna for deceiving mo in such a mean
manner. I laid the trousers in the
bowl and poured the water from the
pitcher ovc them.
Then 1 slipped out to the hall and
entered the other rooms, but beyond
securing lots more of jewelry (all of
which 1 afterward discovered to be
bogus) I got nothing in the ' way of
money." while I found cigarettes
enough to kill all the boys in a school.
Suddenly it flashed across my puz
zled brain that it was Saturday night
or. to be exact Sunday morning.
That of course, accounted for the
dead-broke appearance of tho board
ers pockets, for tho sharp landlady
had taken all their -weekly earnings,
leaving each one just enough to pay
car fare on Monday morning.
Wondering why I hadn't thought of
this before. I softly stolo "up the third
story stairs to the room at the back
end of the hall, whero landladies
always sleep, and stood outside by the
door hesitating ere I picked its lock.
I knew it was a mighty ticklish
thing for even a smarter burglar than
I imagined myself to be to get the
best of a boarding house mistress, or
to catch such a weasel asleep.
But finally and against my best
judgment I determined to risk it and
in a moment I had noiselessly forced
my way into the room and to tho bu
reau where I hoped to capturo all the
money in the house.
The gas was turned very low but it
enabled me to see two bunches of
ringlets which never failed to decorate
thoir owner's stern features in day
light and sundry other bric-a-brac
which, under no circumstances, a man
ought to mention.
I also noticed that no snores what
ever came from tho direction of the
pillow on which reposed tho tireless
head of the house, but though feeling
uneasy in consequence, I hurriedly
fumbled through tho bureau drawers
expecting each instant to find what I
was in search of.
Alas. I didn't know that two never
sleeping eyes were watching mo all
the time till I felt a whacic from a
poker on my thin skull, and then a
pair of long, skinny arms around my
neck while "max in my room" shrieked
into my poor ears and aroused tho
In such a frightful situation I was
compelled to be ungallanl to a lady
and pinch her hard till she let go.
Then out of her room and down
stairs to tho second floor hall still
shrieking, "Man in tho house catch
In a moment the whole menagerie
had broken loose and the uproar was
Doors flew open all about mo and
the hall quickly filled with pale faced
boarders more scared, if possible, than
I was. From below coming up the
stairs was the back parlor boarder with
a gun. which he carried so carelessly
that I, fearing it might go ofT in the
excitement turned about and darted
into a bedroom which had just been
vacated, trusting to hide there till
chance favored my escape.
Unable to get under tho bed owing
to that space being utilized as a store
room for tho entire worldy effects of
its lato occupant I did the only thing
left for me, which was to get into the
bed, snatch off my cap and pull the
covering up to my chin.
There' I lay, trembling like a mouse
and praying for good luck to assist
Before I finished my first prayer I
heard the shrill voice of the old vixen
of a landlady screaming that she had
seen me enter tho room and com
manding her slaves to go In and
Then the door burst open and two
big policemen with drawn clubs and
revolvers walked in and very im
politely bade mo "git out of that"
With all the freezing dignity I
could produoo and trying to look
awfully surprised and keeping the
blankets tight around my chin I in
formed them I was the new boarder
and ordered them out of my room.
But they only grinned and aimed a
crack at mo with their clubs whiclu if
I hadn't ducked my head instantly be
neath tho cotton blankets, might have
settled me forover.
The rest is soon told. I was hand
cuffed, trotted to the station, and next
day sent by rapid transit to the state
hotel wherein I am now engaged in
perfecting my patent self-Kicking ma
chine which I intend to use on myself
at the first opportunity.
The jewelry so called which I
had confiscated in the hash-mill, was
returned to its rightful owners, but
the loose change I had acquired not
half enough to pay the expenses of my
undertaking was grabbed by the
landlady who truly made oath that it
was her property and dared her timid
boarders to say aught to tho contrary.
Next time I try to rob boarders I'll
run the hash-mill myself, but I guess
once is enough for ma It pays much
better to clean out a bank. Chicago
A Ruined Potato Crop Near St. Louis.
St. Loins, Ma, May 23. Great alarm
is felt over the potato outlook. The
big American bottom, comprising
nearly all of the Madison -nd St. Clair
counties, 111., is cone of the greatest
potato fields in the Mississippi valley.
It is inow completely inundated and
not a potato will it produe. Its farm
ers devote their time principally to
raising potatoes and cabbage, and had
there "been no flood the potato crop
would have commenced moving about
July 1, fifteen days later than usual,
on account of the late season. Now
there are no potatoes to move. Every
hill of them is now under from six
inches to ten feet of water and every
potato will be rotted. The cabbage
crop is also ruined. It is impossible to
estimate the loss.
State Militia Encampments.
Spring field, I1L, May 23. The regi
ments of-the Illinois National Guard
have been ordered to report at camp
Lincoln, Springfield, 'for their annual
tour of inspection as follows: First
Infantry and Battery D, July 9-15.
Second Infantry, July 16-21. Third In
fantry, July 23-29. Sixth Infantry and
Battery A, Aug. 1-7. Fourth Infantry,
Aug. 8-14. Fifth Infantry,- Aug. 15-21,
Batteries A and D will devote their
time to practical ins ruction and target
practice with Gatling guns and will
not bring their heavier guns into camp,
Gift to the Captala of the Coaemaugh.
Riga, Russia, May 23. On behalf of
the municipal authorities the prefect
of this city has presented to Capt
Spencer of the American steamer Con
emaugh," which brought to this city a
cargo of flonr, grain and provisions for
the relief of the famine sufferers, a
handsome silver cup. Mr." Bornholdt,
the American consul here, attended
DROWN iTHE FENIANS:
A BLOODY RIOT AT BELFAST,
Orangemen and Catholics Encase la a
Factional Fight Many People Injured
Believed to be the Outcome of Salis
bury's Speech on Ulster.
Londox, May 23. The Orangemen of
Ulster are evidently stirred up by Lord
Salisbury's suggestion that Ulster
would be justified in rebelling against
Irish home rule. There are. signs of
excitement in various parts of the pro
vince and threats of violence are heard
against the Catholic population. At
Ilarland Wolff's yard, Belfast, to-day,
where the majority of the workingmen
are Protestants and members of Orange
lodges, the Protestants ?ot into a
heated argument with their Catholic
and Nationalist fellow-workingmen on
the subject of home rule. The Protes
tants contended that home rule would
be the ruin of Ireland, and that Ulster,
where the people were prosperous and
orderly, would be abandoned to such
mercy as the Catholic majority in other
provinces chose to deal out. The Na
tionalists answered that home rule
would be for the benefit of Ireland
and that Ulster would be treated
The discussion, which began with
comparative calmness, became angry
and then furious, and blows were ex
changed. The Orangemen being in
the majority had the best of the riot
from the first. The Nationalist work
ingmen were beaten and pounded with
terrible severity. "Drown the Fenians'."
cricdthe Orangtmen, as they seized
several of the Nationalists and tried to
throw them into the dock. The Na
tionalists l-esisted desperately, but sev
eral of them undoubtedly would have
been drowned had not the foreman
succeeded in restraining the murderous
rage of the Orangemen. As it was the
Nationalist workmen had to flee for
The members of the Orange lodges
in Belfast, Londonderry and other
places are drilling nearly every night.
They are armed, and it is stated upon
well-qualified authority that the
Orangemen have an armed force of not
less than 40,000 men, which could
be increased by ready recruit
ing to nearly double the number. They
are determined not to submit to home
rule and will resist any authority
should home rule be adopted, except
the imperial "troops of Great Britain.
The opposition to home rule in
Ulster is much stronger than
before the death of Mr. Parnell.
The fact that Parnell himself was a
Protestant was used as an argument
why the religious question should be
ignored in considering the adoption of
home rule for Ireland. Since the death
of Parnell the prominence of the Catho
lic hierarchy in the home rule agita
tion and the apparent submission of
the home rule leaders to the dictates
of the church have greatly offended
the Ulster Protestants andjyery few of
them are now willing to avow them
selves as in favor of Irish self-government
A Determined Suicide.
Loxdox, May 2.'J. James Hood, a res.
ident of Brooklyn, N. Y., .threw him
self in front of a train near Paisley and
was instantly killed. He was en route
for Greenosk to visit his brother.
IOWA CROP REPORT.
Farm Work Almost Entirely Stopped by
the Bad Weather.
Dks Moines, Iowa, May 23. This
week's Iowa weather crop bulletin
says: Another cold and wet week with
heavy rains and destructive floods
deepens the gloom of the crop situa
tion. The daily average tem
perature was five degrees below
normal, and on Friday snow
flurries occurred in all parts of the
State. The heaviest rainfall measure
ments reported are as follows: Chero
kee, 4. SO inches; Monona, 4. 10; Buena
vesta, 3.9C: Palo Alfo, 3.9.r; Lyons,
3.92; Wright, 3.25: Adams, 3.18. There
was less than two full days of sun
shine, i Little planting or plowing was
possible. Wheat and oats on uplands
look fairly well; on all low laud grain
crops are drowned out oi turning
COUNTY SEAT WAR IN IOWA.
Two Towns Quarreling About Which
Shall Have the Court-Mouse.
Ottl'XWA, Iowa, May 23. A lively
county seat wir is now brewing in
Lucas county. At a recent session of
the board of supervisors the old court
house was condemned and subsequent
ly torn down. A petition to erect a
new one had previously been defeated
at the polls. A bitter feud existed be
tween Chariton, the present county
scat, and the rest of the county, and the
farmers now purpose that if Chariton
wants a court house she must build it
Petitions have been started to locate
the county scat at Russell and already
several hundred signatures have been
obtained. Mass-meetings are being
held and the entire county turning
out, and Chariton people are alarmed
and understand that a terrible fight is
Determined to Lynch Weems.
Nashville, May 23 . Frank Weems,
the negro of Chattanooga who assaulted
a white woman and was sent to this
city last night for safekeeping, is being
eagerly sought to-night by a large
mob, and if found will be lynched.
Permission was given a committee to
search the county jail last night, but
the negro was not there. The city
workhouse was next surrounded by
the mob, and at 11 p. m. a riot alarm
was sent out Should the mob make
an attack on the vorkhouse a serious
fight may ensue, as the police are out
side armed with rifles.
Corpse of a Juror Foaad.
Dubuque, Iowa, May 23. Juryman
John Steiner, Sr., disappeared April 2,
and a floater found at Clinton Tuesday
proves to be his body. A fractured
skull and arm indicate foul play.
Weekly Bank Statement.
New York, May 23 The weekly
bank statement shows the following
changes: Reserve, increase, S3,783,S50;
loans, decrease, SI, 107,001; specie, in
crease, ,$2,006,000; legal tenders, in
crease, $2,657,600; deposits, increase,
$3,759,000; circulation, increase, $49,100.
The .banks now hold f 19,535,871 ia ex-
WtJHfl p$r at rule.
OUR PRISON SYSTEM.
A Writer In the Forasa Has Many Faults
These well-meaning gentlemen.witl:
their theory that "he who is made
comfortable in prison feels imprison
ment more deeply than he who en
dures severity," have brought us to a
condition, where our jails are so im
mensely overcrowded that the greater
part of the prisoners must be abso
lutely idle for want of space and work.
They have a panacea which is called
the "indeterminate sentence." This is
the plan which, Mr. Spalding tells us,
"fits thef sentence not to the
crime, but to the character"; the
character being determined, not by
sworn evidence in open court at
the time of arrest, as to the circum
stances of the offence and the offender,
but by the prisoner's obtaining "a cer
tain number of good marks while in
prison for conduct, industry, .and pro--ficieaejMn
study." This is the' system
which removes the bread-winner from
his family for an indefinite period,
while this teaj of character is being
applied. We learn from the last report
that "under it the misdemeanant tain,
by his own accomplishment, be released
from imprisonment in one-third the
term for which he may be held; and he
convicted of felony may, in like man
ner, effect his release in one-fifth of his
term." This is to say, a clever man
guilty of homicide may effect his
release in much less time than
a less keen young man whose
only fault is that he has on two or
three occasions over-estimated the
amount of stimulant which he could
comfortably digest, - says William P.
Anderson in the Forum. As the prison
commissioners report that the worst
criminals are the cleverest and best
prisoners, and that this system dis
charged a man who had served three
terms in the State prisons of as many
different States, with a shorter term
than a drunkard who was "in no wise
a person of criminal inclination," we
are led to doubt its sovereign efficacy
as an unfailing test of character. This
prolonged withdrawl from all the in
fluences of ambitious and better neigh
bors is joined to the altogether vicious
system of association with the worst of
HE IS LUCKY, TOO.
A Nephew or "Lucky" Baldwin Marries
Charles W. Baldwin, a nephew of the
famous "Lucky"' Baldwin, of San Fran
cisco, knows a thing or two. Until a
few days ago he was a clerk in his
uncle's hotel. Now the great horse
man is his father-in-law. When
"Lucky" Baldwin learned that
his pretty 17-year-old daughter
was receiving more than ordinary at
tention from her cousin he sent her to
a seminary and told the matron to keep
an eye on her. But her lover managed
to communicate with hr. Her escape
was planned and finally executed. The
same day they took a tug from San
Francisco and were- married outside of
the water line, the law of the State
prohibiting the marriage of girls of 17
without parental consent The bride
is worth $10,000,000.
IViio Invented the Steam Eusinet
The Marquis of Worcester, while
imprisoned in the tower of London in
IGoG. invented and constructed a per
fect steam engine and had it publicly
oxhibitcd the same year at Yauxhall
in successful operation. Thirty-four
years later, in 1090. Denis Papin
added the piston to the marquis' dis
covery. In' 161)8 Captain Savory de
vised and built a stoam engine differ
ent in many details from those made
by Worcester and Papin; and in 1705
Ncwcomb. Cawley and Savary con
structed their celebrated atmospheric
engine, which was complete in every
detail The above array of historical
facts notwithstanding. James Watt
who was not born until sixty year?
after these great men had given the
steam engine to the world, enjoys the
distinction of being the veritable in
ventor, originator and author of the
most useful contrivance of the presen
Fulton, who lived and worked in tho
early part of the present century, is
given the credit of being the man whe
demonstrated that steam could be ap
plied to navigation; this. too. in face
of the well-known historical fact
that Do Gary propelled a vessel by
steam in the harbor of Barcelona in
1543. Why does history make such
mistakes? St Louis Republic.
No Clocks in Liberia.
Explorer Buttikoffersuys that a clock
israrely seen in the farm houses of
Liberia, and many of the town people
have no time pieces. He adds that
there are few civilized countries where
a time piece can be dispensed with so
conveniently. The sun rises at 6 a. m.
and sets at 6 p. m. almost to the minute
throughout the year, and at noon it is
directly overhead. Many of the people
become so expert in telling time by the
sun that they are rarely more than a
quarter of an hour in error. In place
of alarm clocks they depend upon the
crowirtr cock to arouse them in the
A specimen of prehistoric hatchets of
peculiar form was exhibited by M.
Yillanova, of Piera, at the meeting of
the French association. About 200 of
them had been found at Llcho. They
were simple emblems of images of a
hatchet, made of a thin blade of metal,
ornamented on both sides from one end
t0 thfe ptfrer- and wfthont edcraa:
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Pension the Soldiers.
"Pension the Soldiers," ask you of me?
'Every one,"-I answer, true:
"Not one would I pass by of the
Soldiers brave who were the blue.
Into battle's thickest carnage
Onward marched they brave and strong'.
Never heeding Death's dark slaughter,
Through those four years, dark and long.
Home and kindred all behind them.
Even Life itself at stake!
Sorrowing memories to remind them
Of the sacrifice they make!
Lives of hardship! life-blood gushing!
Dark as dungeon oft their gloom!
Into Death's dark portal rushing,
E'en for Liberty to make room!
"Right and Native Land," their watchword.
Swift they sped, at Country's call.
Pulled th' sword from out its scabbard.
Ere they'd see their flagstaff falL
Congressman Peel, of Arkansas, in
troduced a little four line bill the other
day, which if passed might properly
come under the head of "class legisla
tion," as it aims a direct blow at the
war widow business. It provides that
"pensions shall not be allowed the
widows or children of soldiers in the
war of the Rebellion unless marriage
of said widow and "soldier, was solem
nized prior to Jan. I., 1892."
It is a fact that war widows have
been very expensive wards of the gov
ernment It is many years since the
last revolutionary soldier succumbed to
the inevitable, yet there are to-day
twenty revolutionary widows drawing
pensions. The oldest of these was not
born until more than twenty years after
the war of the revolution, but as a
young woman, she became an old sol
diers darling, co'mforting his declining
years and inherited his country's grati
tude. Of the war of 1812 there arc
only 284 survivors on the pension rolls,
and they are dropping of rapidly. But
the widows of soldiers of this
war drawing pensions number 7,500.
On the pension rolls to-day there
are 125,060 widows of soldiers of the
civil war, and the list is growing larger
every day. Some of these widows were
born since the war closed. It is com
puted that twenty-five years hence,
possibly sooner, one-half of the pen
sioners will be widows, and that fifty
years hence, or at farthest in 1950, the
United States government will be pay
ing out millions of dollars yearly in
pensions to soldiers' widows who were
not born until after the war had ended
in which their husbands had fought.
It is to limit the number of these
widows on the pension rolls that Mr.
Peel, brave, bold man that he is, pro
posed to legislate.
. A. R. Notes.
The Department of West Virginia,
G. A. R., have established new posts
at Shinston, Kingwood and Egypt, and
the post at Berkeley Springs has been
reorganized. The example set is a good
one. Forward the work everywhere.
The death of Col. George M. White,
at New Haven, Conn, has cast a gloom
over G. A. R. circles, for he was an
earnest and helpful comrade, ever
ready, at no matter what cost of per
sonal comfort or labor, to give his time
and talents to advance the interests of
others. Surely he will be missed.
Koltes Post 32, G. A. R., of New
New York city, is making grand prep
arations for the celebration of its 25th
anniversary, June 21. The Post has
secured accommodations at Reuter's
hotel, Washington, D. C, for 250 men
at the National Encampment. They
will take Post band, 25 pieces, Sons of
Veterans and Post drum corps.
The first instance of a widow of a
Confederate soldier receiving a pen
sion from the National Government is
reported. Mrs. Morris, of iVest Vir
ginia, widow of Edward Morris, a Con
federate soldier, married El
mer Thomas, a Union soldier,
and upon his demise some
time since she applied for and
was granted a pension under the Act
of June 27, 1390
New Hampshire G. A. R.
The twenty-fifth annual encamp
ment of the G. A. R. department of
New Hampshire, convened in Concord
recently with a very large attendance
Col. E. B. Huse, of Enfield, depart
ment commander, in speaking on the
subject of pensions, said: "Why is it
that some claims slide along easily and
quickly, and in a few weeks are
granted, while others, just as deserving,
made as clearly, requiring no more
testimony, are pigeoncd-holed?
Letters of inquiry, once, twice and
three times fail to receive a reply, the
soldier suffers, lingers and dies. His
family lives in poverty and distress.
Comrades there is something wrong.
If there is favoritism, it should be un
masked; if there is negligence on the
part of those having these matters in
charge, they should be removed and
more faithful servants put in their
places. I trust this encampment will
speok in no uncertain tones to 'the
powers that be in these matters and
demand that these things shall nc
A movement's on foot in theG. A.
R. to erect a memorial in honor of the
late Gen. Sherman. In reference
to this Commander-in-Chief Palmer in
a late order says: "He, of all the
prceminetlr great commanders during
the struggle for national unity, has,
since the war, been superlatively one of
us. At our camp fires and re-unions,
department or national encampments,
"Uncle Billy" was eTer a
prominent and welcome figure. His
efforts for the welfare and pleasure of
the "boys," no matter how arduous or
how great a drain upon his time, were
always deemed a labor of love and duty
to be fulfilled without abatement. No
honors naid himbroad or at home ever.
tended to weaken his love for, and
solicitous interest in, those who
"marched with him from Atlanta to
the sea," or stood a bulwark between
the Nation and its foes on bloody,
The Naval Veterans.
The Naval Veteran Association of
Maryland had an interesting and
largely attended muster in Grand Army
hall in Baltimore the other evening, on
which occasion a handsome stand of
colors was presented by the Hon. F. C.
Latrobe on behalf of the citizens of
Baltimore. A street parade was made
by the association, the Fourth Battal
ion Infantry.Col. Howard, asescort,and
visiting comrades and invited
guests' in carriages. A ban
quet provided at the Eutaw
House was presided over by Col. W. S.
Wells of New Haven, Conn., who de
livered an interesting, eloquent and
patriotic address. Other speakers
were: Commodore F. B. Allen of Hart
fort, Conn., C. H." Edwards of New
York, Commodores Isaae Archer, James
Teal and William Simmons of Philadel
phia, Commodore W. O. Saville and
Mayor Latrobe of Baltimore, and
many others. The entertainment was
of an interesting character, and re
flects great credit upon the hospitality
of the Baltimore veterans.
One of the most conspicuous bodies
at the national encampment at Wash
ington "".will be a battalion escort
to Commander in Chief Palmer from
the Grand Army posts of Albany, N.
Y., consisting of 150 men. They will
wear a specially designed uniform and
badge. It has been suggested, and it
certainly is a grand idea, that the old
soldiers, who by reason of wounds or
disease are compelled to go on tricycles
or wheeled chairs, meet in Washington
during the encampment and join in the
parade. There arc hundreds of them,
and it would undoubtedly be a most
novel spectacle to see them a wheel
brigade uniting with their more
fortunate comrades in the march and
R. B. Y. Reynolds, Orderly-Sergeant,
Comoany H., Thirty-eighth Indiana,
Jeffersonville. Ind., writes: "I shall
have to assert my claim as being one
of the youngest soldiers, who carried
a musket from the beginning of my en
listment. I was born April 25, 1847;
enlisted Sept. 18, 1861, in Company H,
Thirty-eighth Indiana; re-enlisted at
Rossville, Ga., Dec. 1, 1863; was dis
charged July 23, 1365, as Orderly-Sergeant,
Company H, Thirty-eighth Indi
ana, making three years, ten months
and five days hard service. My regi
ment saw the elephant on many a hard
fought field, commencing at Perry ville,
Oct. 8, 1862." '
Gen. Barn urn's Narrow Escape.
At the battle of Malvern Hill the late
Gen. Henry A. Barnum, port warden at
New York, was hit with a bullet which
passed entirely through the general's
body. The wound never healed, and
required dressing every day for thirty
years. An autopsy revealed bits of
bones in the wound, which were the
cause of its not healing. The ball had
crashed through the upper rim of the
pelvis, breaking the ilium and barely
missing the vital organs.
In May next there will be a reunion
of the G. A. R., on the Crater battle
field in Prince George county, Va., near
Pittsburg, when it is expected there
will be at least 10,000 ex-Union soldiers
present. Invitations will be sent to
ex-Confederate soldiers in all the
Southern States, and the plan is for an
equal number of ex-Union and ex
Confederates to occupy the same tent
during the encampment
It may not be generally known in
the North, that nearly all the Southern
States have a pension roll of men who
fought for the Confederacy, and their
widows and orphans. This pension
money is raised by taxation, and Union
men, including Union soldiers living in
the South, are taxed the same as those
who sympathised with the rebellion to
help pay the pensions to these ex-rebel
Major D'Arlandcs, like many another
French soldier, was tired of waiting for
promotion and opportunities to dis
tinguish himself. He seized an oppor
tunity to enjoy a little excitement, and
at the same time to remind Louis XVI.
of his baffled ambitions.
He made a balloon ascension, which at
that time was thought to be a very
risky affair. The king promptly re
proved him for his rashness.
"Your majesty will pardon me, I
hope," said the officer, "but the fact isj
the minister of war has made me so
many promises in the air, that I went
up to look for some of them."
A Mammoth Oak.
A giant oak, which was a king of the
forest at the time William Penn bought
the ground from the Indians, and
which now rivals in size many of the
enormous trees of California, stands
alone in solemn grandeur on Old Pine
road, about three miles above Fox
Chase. This mammoth white oak is
still sound and healthy, and measures
twenty-seven feet in circumference or
about six feet in diameter. The first
branch which shoots out from the parent
trunk measures nine feet six inches in
circumference and extends out the
enormous length of over seventy feet JJ
Tradition says that it was beneath
the branches of this giant oak that the
In Hans held many of their councils of
war, and of late years several camp
meetings have been held under its
shade, while the worshipers listened to
eloquent .sermons from many eele
Do not say your baby is bad-tempered
when it has attacks of loud crying,
especially if the cries arc accompanied
by stiffening of the limbs, tremblings,
or the reverse, limpness and apparent
loss of con-ciousncss. A doctor should
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The Proper Way to Boll Starch.'-'
Always mix starch irtcold water un
til free from lumps; pour on boiling
water, stirring well until of the proper
consistency; boil ten minutes, add a
little lard, butter or shavings of
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