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WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER G. 1693.
Db. Graves, the convicted poisoner of
Mrs. Josephine Barnaby, committed sui
cide in his cell at Denver, Saturday.
When an army of Colorado silver mi
ners compete with a legion of Lake Su
perior iron miners in the grain fields of
the Dakotas for a dollar a day, it requires
no great stretch of the imagination to
foresee the time when the cotton spin
ners of New Hampshire and the cowboys
of Texas will be seeking to underbid the
negro cotton picker in the cotton fields
of Mississippi. N- Y. Press.
If republican speakers in last year's
campaign had warned the people that
within six months after the second inaug
uration of President Cleveland business
would be deranged, and a half million
laborers would be locked out from the
hops, there would have been a chorus
of derisive howls from Democratic
throats. And yet a much worse condi
tion is the visible result of that political
revolution. Inter Ocean.
A telegram from Guthrie, O. T., says:
Hundreds of people are arriving every
daj to await the opening of the Cherokee
strip. People arriving now are well fixed
financially, but those who havo been
waiting on the lines since spring are al
ready suffering and will probably 6tarvo
if they do not secure claims. A largo
majority of the people arriving aro labor
ing under the belief that thoy will get
the land free and are disappointed when
they learn that they must pay from SI .HO
to $2.50 an acre for all the land in addi
tion to living upon it for five years before
they secure title to a home.
Brother Smails of the Fremont Herald
is a democrat of the strictest sect, but
he is also a citizen of Fremont, and pre
sumably a sersonal friend of Judge Max
well. The following paragraph tells the
rest of it for itself:
"If Dodge county, after having one su
preme judge for a dozen years, can switch
off upon another for his successor, when
all the other members of the court live
within forty miles of us (at Columbus and
Seward) we shall be in mighty good
luck. Let us be sure that it isn't simply
for the purpose of beating some ono else,
and not with the expectation of getting
anything oursolves. The dog-in-the-manger
policy wouldn't permit tho cattle to
at hay and we couldn't if wo wanted to.
What good would this do the county? We
might sometimes renominate where we
wouldn't have a ghost of a show of a now
nomination. Aren't our republican
friends liable to grasp all and loso all?"
THE ALLIANCE COUNTY CONVENTION.
NemiaatioH of a Ticket Deferred to an Ad
The campaign starts in this fall in old
Platte at a great pace, and promises to
be an interesting one. The alliance
opened the way last Saturday by hold
ing their county convention in Platte
A lively time was predicted, but it
went a little beyond anybody's expecta
tions. The Henry hall was well filled and at
2 o'clock Warwick Saunders called the
meeting to order in the absence of tho
W. J. Irwin was elected temporary
chairman and Dr. Smart of Humphrey,
While the committee on credentials
were out speeches wero called for from
John Walker, sr., of Humphrey was
first called on. His talk was to tho ef
fect that the party should not separate,
but hang together whatever came; that
they had as good men as any party
eould furnish, and by hard work, good
results would follow.
D. L. Bruen then covered himself
-with glory with a few remarks. Ho
thought it policy to put in candidates
from the towns, as on account of the
conspicuous absence of town men from
the tickets heretofore, considerable talk
was caused of the farmers wanting
everything. He also said the eastern
aoaopolies have been having it their
way, but we are coming to the time
when the western and southern people
will be represented.
O. A. Brindley said every voter knows
we need a change in tho political gov
ernment of the county. We should be
very cautious whom we nominate, as
past elections show. We know we were
too independent last time and got left.
We must use caution this time.
J. 8. Freeman advised them to fight
the corporations; don't let them get us
into their power. Thoy are tho danger
ous element of the country.
The committee on resolutions re
ported the following:
Whereas, We become more and more
convinced as time rolls by that the fun
damental principles of the people's in
dependent party are the nearest right
of any set of principles advocated by
any of the great political organization's
" of the Bepublic, therefore, be it
Besolved, That we aro in favor of
.. p hini; the fight for the people, of the
people and by the people to a finish.
Besolved, That we favor the nomina
tion of a full and complete county and
state ticket, and every effort possible
consist rnt with the prerogatives of good
citizenship, to elect the same.
Besolved, That we heartily approve
the actions of our representatives in
The tug of war began in earnest when
the election of delegates to the sena
torial convention came up. It became
"an impossibility" for any to go, and it
took a long time to select twelve men
who had time to spare. They were J.
S. Freeman, Fred. Jewell, W. Saunders,
K. E. Wiley, E. J. Couch, D. L. Bruen,
M. Stevens, John Walker, sr., C. A.
Brindley, J. J. Graves, T. T. Milett and
Delegates to the senatorial conven
tion were Jacob Lewis, Boy Clark, C. C.
Carrig, John Fisher, N. S. Hyatt, E. An
derson, Wm. Newman, W. F. Dodds,
Fred. Jewell, Peter Noonan and Gns.
Then the real work of the convention
was at hand. Bruen, Walker, Jewell
and a few others bobbed up and down
to give the convention the assistance of
their valuable opinions, and were called
to order by the chair several times,
while once in awhile a new face would
Mr. Dodds moved to nominate every
other office on the list, and leave the
balance to be filled out afterward. This
did not suit some of the delegates and it
brought Saunders to his feet; he did
not believe in a skeleton ticket; he
thought the best policy was to post
pone the whole nomination now, and
select good men for the whole ticket.
Bruen looks to the outside of the tent
for approval and says, people will won
der and ask questions if we do not do
A. W. Clark then spoke to the effect
that the only chance for the election of
any of their men was to fuse with the
republicans. This caused an eloquent
outburst from the democratic side and
it got so jangled that only a recess of
ten minutes quieted it.
It was after 5 o'clock, time was pre
cious, and when the meeting was again
in order it was voted unanimously that
a full ticket should be put in nomina
tion. Bruen nominated C. C. Carrig for
clerk. Carrig declined.
Walker nominated Fred. Jewell, and
It was evident nothing could be done
and the session came to a close with a
rush, to meet again Oct. 7th.
All were present at the regular meet
ing Friday evening.
A communication from A. Duseell &
Son in reference to the transfer of a war
rant for $500 due them, to the Commer
cial bank was placed on file.
M. K. Turner & Co. were authorized
to publish the book of ordinances, some
fifty copies of about 210 pages for $200.
Bill of M. K. Turner & Co. for city
printing from April, $01.95 was approved
and warrant ordered.
Bills of Foster & Smith for lumber
for S43.9." wero approved and warrants
The report of the finance committee
on tho treasurer's report for July was
adopted and ordered filed.
The treasurer's report for August was
referred to committee on finance. It
shows general fund overdrawn $1587.86;
occupation tax on hand $514.38; water
works fund overdrawn $1005.94; same
(interest on coupon) balance $131832;
special police fund overdrawn $32.90;
special sidewalk on hand $72.03; streets,
alleys and highways, on hand $43.32;
Platte river bridge bond fund, over
drawn $135.02; Loup river bridge bond
fund, on hand $1252.48. Cash on hand
belonging to city funds proper $438.21.
License fund (for school) balance on
Tho reports of druggists Heintz,
Stillman, Pollock & Co. and Van Schoik
were referred to committee on police.
Police judgo reported fines for the
month to the amount of $50.
The reports of chief of police and
street commissioner were referred to the
Councilman Spoerry was directed to
look aftor "delinquent" sidewalks.
The city treasurer was directed to
present a list of those delinquent with
their occupation tax to the next meet
ing. The mayor signed a contract on the
part of the city with John Burrell for
the -ensuing year, as engineer at the
waterworks, at $50 a month.
The old registration boards were re
appointed excepting Albert Covert suc
ceeds John Hoffman in the Second
ward, and J. C. Swartsley succeeds W.
J. Thurston in the Third.
The total amount of bills allowed at
the last meeting was $1026.42, which in
cluded the expenses of the special elec
tion, tho police, the sprinkling, street
lights, revising of ordinances, etc
Platte Center Items.
J. M. Beebee of Omaha was in town
Henry Burke lost n valuable horse by
James Burrows attended the reunion
at Grand Island last week.
Win. T. Bodgers has built a new resi
dence in the west part of town.
John Powers's speech Thursday even
ing called out about fifty "people.
W. E. Kent is out again on our streets
after a very severe illness of three
William Bloedorn and son Charlie have
returned from a two weeks' trip to the
George Scheidel has built a fine new
barn on his residence property in the
western part of town.
Martin Bloedorn and wife were here
Friday on their way home to Humphrey
from tho World's fair.
The public schools opened here Mon
day, Miss Nellie Lynch, principal, and
Miss Katie Carrig, intermediate teacher.
Mr. and Mrs. Gellet of Chicago are ex
pected here this week. Mr. G. will go
with Mr. Phillips to Oklahoma next week.
Loewer & Nay hare taken in a partner,
Charles Herguth, who will be a great
help to them in their already large
Mrs. John Hen rich has rented the J.
E. North residence in Columbus and ex
pects to move her household goods in
Mr. Cleckner of Stanton, one of the
Department of Nebraska G. A. R.
officials, visited T. Coles's family over
Sunday, on his way to the re-union.
Earnest Hoare and family were com
ing to town Friday when a bolt broke in
the wagon letting all the occupants
down on the ground, but doing no ser
Henry Swartz, who bought the Powell
building of George Scheidel recently, is
putting in a stock of clothing, and will
begin remodeling the building for a
Quips: Miss Elderly What would
you do if I should tell you my age?
He Multiply it by two.
Minneapolis Tribune: Why is sum
mer the pride of the year? Why, be
cause it goeth before a fall.
The time ia drawing near
Whan the ioe cream aigu will droop,
And the festive youth and oysters
Wil both be in the soap.
Elmira Gazette: Jagson says there
are four singers in every quartet choir
who think the other three can't sing a
Detroit Free Press: Amy (as Mabel's
fiance rings the bell) Mr. Hunter rings
as though he knew he were welcome.
Mabel Yes. He has a regular en
Inter Ocean: May Bob has an aw
ful temper. He's horrid mad at me now.
"Just because I told him about my
being engaged to two other men."
De Sobremesa: Visitor Why do yon
have that dog sitting on your writing
Clerk I have mislaid my sponge, so I
am getting him to lick my postage
stamps for me.
Life: Trials of the American Heiress.
''Then you suspect the count had
another reason for breaking his engage
ment with you?"
"Yes; he recently inherited a fortune
from an uncle."
Judge: Family Physician Well,
Tommy, how do you like the new little
Tommy He doesn't amount to much.
I jest offered him a cigarette an' he
wasn't gentleman enough to take it.
Harper's Bazar: "Well, Mollie," said
her papa, who is a rai'itia colonel, "did
you see me marching up Broadway
today?" "Yes." said Mollis, "and I was
real mad, papa. They might have let
you have a drum to play on like those
Detroit Tribune: "Well, Willie, how
did you like it?" asked the fond mamma,
when her angel child returned from his
first day at the public school.
"Bully!" ejaculated the cherub, with a
now light in his eyes; "but say, ma,
don't call me Willie my name's Bill."
getting along in
Mose, how are yon
the place I got for
"Nicely, kunnel, thankee. I'se de
"Yassir; no one kin come in till I fust
open an dust things."
White Mountaineer: A judge, in
crossing the Irish channel one stormy
night, knocked against a well-known
witty lawyer who was suffering terribly
"Can I do anything for you?" said the
"Yes," gasped the seasick lawyer, "I
wish your lordship would overrule this
Hid not Materialise.
Ed. Journal: Thanking you for the
courtesies extended in announcing our
efforts to get up an Odd Fellows' excur
sion to the World's fair at reduced rates,
we are compelled to inform all those
persons who have sent me their names,
that the excursion will not be had, the
railroad companies refusing to make any
other rates than those now agreed upon
by the Western Passenger association,
which can be obtained by any persons at
their respective stations in Nebraska.
H. J. Hudson.
Member of the General Committee.
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Children Cry for
My life is full of scouted fruits,
My garde u blooms with stocks
Yet o'er the wall my fancy shoots,
And hankers after harsher loves.
Ah! why my foolUh heart repines
Was I not boused within a waste
These velvet flowers ami syrup vines
SAre sweet, but are not to my tasto.
A bowling moor, a wattled hut,
A piercing smoke of sodden peat,
The savor of a russet nut,
Would make my weary pulsos boat.
O stupid brain that blindly swerves !
O heart that strives not, uor endures!
Sinco flowers are hardships to your nerves,
Thank heaven a garden-lot is yours !
Edmund Gosse, iu tho Atueutuuiu.
Sho was very pretty, this bright
eyed New England damsel. Fred
Jones had loved her ever sinco they
were children together, and Captain
Logan, who had come down to spend
a few weeks with his cousins, the
Kendricks. had become so fond of thosu
bright blue eyes and golden hair that
he prolonged his visit.
'Pon my word, she's a regular
beauty." said the captain, staring
through the tiny window panes at tho
retreating figure of Miss lirown.
Fred Jones looked quickly up at
him. as if he would have liked to
knock him over in tho fireplace, but
he refrained from any such demonstra
tion. A beauty." went on the captain,
"and it's a thousand pities she should
be wasted on any of the country
bumpkins who vegetate among these
wildernesses. Sam, you young villain.
are those boots of mine blacked yet?"
Farmer Kend rick's hired boy, who
had just come in to warm his purple
hands at the merry red blaze, looked
"No. they ain't" said Sara., crossly.
"Well, what's the reason?"
'Cause I ain't 'ad time."
See you find time, then, and that
quick, too." said the captain. And
Sam glowered aftor him as he went
gaily up the stairs.
Just wish I had the firm1 of him
out," said the boy, gloomily. "It's
Sam. do this,' and 'Sam. do mat,' and
'Sam., where's the warm water?' and
Sam., what the deuce do you mean by
lettln' my fire go out?' and not a red
cent has he guv me yet no. uor so
much as a pleasant word. I wonder
If he means to stay hore always."
The next night came a perfect
night lor sleighing expeditions and
rustic love-making, the roads hard
and well packed and a glorious moon
shining down whitoly, as if a rain of
silver were deluging the whole world.
Couldn't be better weather, " said
the captain. 'Sam., whero aro tho
Dunno, " said Sam. Thcro's them
old jinglers in the garret that used to
belong to Deacon Joe Kendrick that
was in the Revolutionary war. and
there's the two cow-bells that Mary
Jane might scour up with ashes "
"Pshaw!" said tho Captain. "Do
you take me for Rip Van Winkle?
There's a pretty little string sorao
where, for I saw thorn whon Mrs.
Kendrick went out day before yester
day." I hain't seen nothin1 on 'em, """said
Come, come, Sam, don't mako
yourself out any stupider than you bo
by nature," said the farmer, laughing
nevertheless for the captain's airs
were fast wearing out his welcome,
and he secretly sympathized with the
much abused Sam.
"I guess they're out in the barn
chamber. You better go with him.
captain, if you expect to find 'cm
our Sam's dreadful thick-headed when
he chooses to be."
"Come along, my fine fellow," said
the captain, collaring Sam, and march
ing him off in tho direction of tho old
red barn. "We don't need any lan
tern in this moonlight, that is one
Where are the stairs?" demanded
the captain as they entered the barn.
Ain't none," said Sam, "it's a lad
der." Up with you, then," said Logan,
but Sam shrunk back.
"I wouldn't not for $50." said Sam.
Old John Kendrick hanged himself
from the middle beam fourteen years
ago. and folks say he stands up there
with a rope round his neck every
Stuff and nonsenseP cried tho
captain in accents of contempt "You
cowardly lout stay whero you are,
then, and Til go myself."
He sprang lightly up the rounds of
the ladder and disappeared through
the trap door.
Where is it?" he called.
"The ghost? Right under the mid
dle beam by the windy was the place
- ".Blockhead! I mean the string of
"Look for 'em yoursolf," said Sam.
sulkily. "1 don't know whero they
bo, and what's more, I don't care."
Til settlo with you, my fine follow,
when I come down," wild the captain,
threateningly, as he groped about in
the dim light which came through a
cobweb-draped window at cither end
of the barn chamber.
Don't hurry yourself, cap'n," re
joined Sam. in a jeering tone.
As the captain plunged into a dark
corner there was a, jingle and tho
string of bells suspended from a nail,
hit him directly on tho neck, so like
the grasp of death-cold fingers that he
could not but start.
Oh!" said tho captain nervously,
"Hero they are. Catch 'cm Sam!
Hallo! Where's the trap door?"
And it look the worthy captain
fully sixty seconds or more to realizo
that the trap door was closed and
fastened on the lower side. Ho
rushed to tho window and threw it up
only to see Sam speeding up tho hill.
"Hal-lo-o-n!" yelled Capt Logan.
"Come back, you scoundrel! you 11
conditioned lout! you imp of evil!"
Sam turned around and executed
that peculiar gyration of tho fingers in
connection with the nasal organ,
which is supposed to express tho ex
tremity of scorn.
You'll find the ladder on the barn
iloor, cap'n, " hooted this young rebel,
'an' don't be afraid of tho ghost; it's
very harmless if you let it alone."
"But. Sara Sam. comeback! I'm
to be at Mr. Brown's at 7:."0."'
"Don't worry!' bawled Sam. 'Miss
Carrio won't wait long before Mr.
Frcd'll be on hand."
The captain danced up and down on
the iloor in an ecstasy of rage as Sam.
disappeared over the crest of tho hill.
Ho knew very well if ho possessed the
lungs of Boreas ho could make no one
Ho sat shivering down on the hay,
starting nervously" at tho sound of
horses' feet below, and thinking how
disagreeably a bar of moonlight which
streamed down from a crack in the
roof, resembled a tall, whito figure
standing under the center beam. l!o
could almost fancy the rope round its
neck, i'shaw! And the captain jumped
up again, with starting dew on his
temples, even in the freezing atmos
phere of the barn chamber.
"What is to bo done?" ho asked
himself. And echo, if echo had had
any common sense, would have an
swered: "Iut nothing at all!"
Sam. had outwitted him. And pret
ty Carrie and Fred Jones, with his red
cutler and great chestnut-colored
hoive! The captain w as wild at the
thought, surely he was vanquished.
"I won't wait another minute for
him," said Carrio Brown, coloring up.
with the tears in her blue eyes. '-Go
on. girls. I shall spend the evening ac
There's plenty of room for you
in our sleigh, Carrie." coaxed her
brother. "Bessie Andrews will be
glad 10 havo you along."
"No. she wont either." nouted
Carrie. "As if I would spoil all her
fun! No; if I can't have an escort of J
my own I'll stay at home and mend
stockings; and I never, never will
speak to Capt- Logan again."
Charlie Brown was on the point of
arguing the matter with his sister,
when the door opened and in walked
Not gone yet, Carrie? Where is
"I don't know," said Carrie, tartly,
and I don't care. Am I Capt. Logan's
Will 3'ou go with me?"
"Yes. I will."' said Carrie, her eyes
lighting and shy smiles dimpling her
"Of course," said Fred., "I can't
expect to make myself as agrceablo
as tho city captain, but "
"The captain, the captain!" cried
Carrie, a little irritably. "I'm sick
of the sound of his name. I never
want to see him again. What a nice
new cutter this is. and how easy the
wolf robes are!"
"Carrie," whispered Fred., as he
touched up the horses and felt her
nestling close to him, "is it for
"Yes, always," she answered.
'Jerusalem!'' said Farmer Kendrick.
It was past 10 o'clock at night, and
tho old gentleman had come out as
usual before retiring to rest, to see
that the dumb members of his family
wero all safe and comfortable. "I do
believe that's old John Kendrick's
ghost come to life again, poundin'
like all possessed on the barn chamber
It's me-e! It's me-e!" bawled the
captain. "Unfasten the trap door
and let me out!"
Slowly the farmer lifted tho ladder
to its place. With rheumatic awk
wardness ho climbed the creaking
rounds and undid the hook from its
How in all creation camo you
hero?" he demanded. "Why, I
thought you was out a-sleigh ridin'
with the gals. "'
"It was all the doing of that vil
lain. Sam!" gasped the infuriated cap.
tain, his teeth chattering with min
gled rage and cold. "I won't stand
this sort of thing. I'll leave the
placo to-morrow. ""
"As you please," said the farmer.
to whom tho prospect of losing his
guest was not unpleasant "I'm
dreadful sorry this should have hap
pened, though, and I'll talk seriously
So will I," gnashed the captain.
"I'll break every bono in his body."
But Sam had taken particular caro
to go over to his grandmother's, six
miles across the snowy fields, to
spend tho night, and tho only person
tho captain saw was old Mrs. Ken
drick sitting by the kitchen fire.
"You've lost your chance, cap
tain." said she, good humorcdly.
"Dorcas Smith has just gone by on
her way home from the sleighing
party and she says Fred Jones brought
Carrie Brown in his new cutter, and
The captain left next day, and Mrs.
Fred Jones has never seen him since.
And when tho alFair camo otT Sam got
a piece of wedding cake big enough
to give him the dyspepsia for a week.
Endowment Order That Won't Last.
Mrs. Hicks Do you and your hus
band belong to one of the mutual so
cieties? Mrs. Dix No; what gavo you that
Mr?. Hicks Husband said ho
thought you were charter members of
a mutual admiration society. New
A Queer View of It.
"He is a very sick man."
Yes, but tho fact that ho hangs on
so long is favorable to his recovery."
'I think the contrary. Ho grows
weaker every day, and the longer ho
lives the greater chanco there is of his
dying." Now York Press.
.Children Cry for
ATTACKED BY LEECHES.
mrkable Placo Thit Visited a
Saa Fruactaco Tenement.
People in t-e Western addition have
slept soundly for years in ignorance of
the fact that at any moment a plague
worse than the locusts of Egypt might
come crawling into open windows and
under loosely hung doors a plague of
fierce, blood-hungry leeches, says tho
San I rancisco Examiner.
Thero is an extensive leech farm at
1125 Bush street where 10.000 of the
repulsive monsters are confined await
ing purchasers. Tho farm is one of
two in the United States, the other be
ing in New York, and thero at times
50.000 leeches squirm ceaseless
ly about over and through swamp
muck, constantly searching for somo
hapless animal that chance may have
mired down to furnish a feast for the
Tho leeches at the San Francisco
farm broke away the other night and
overspread tho neighboring tenement
iu a very short time. Hundrods of
them crawled up tho walls and tried
every window and crevice, seeking an
eutranco because of some instinctivo
knowledge that in tho house they
could find succulent pasturugo upon
the forms of sleepers who rested with
out knowledge of the threatening
But a minority found their way into
tho sleeping rooms not moro than a
thousand but even that number of
snaky, greenish-black, creopy worms
sufficed to terrify tho occupants almost
into fits when they felt the eager suc
tion of the leeches and awoke to find
themselves festooned with the ugly
products of the swampy ooze of Bor
deaux. Tho first to awaken was a young
lady, and she was not long in an
nouncing her distress and arousing
her fellow occupants of the house,
only to find that each of them had for
room companions from a score to hun
dreds of tho leeches.
Brooms wero savagely plied in every
corner and under every piece of furni
ture. Bedclothing was shaken and
closely examined. Leech bites were
dressed with soothing applications,
and after several hours of activity the
household again settled down to rest
Next morning an examination of the
promises and those adjoining was
made, and when tho leech farm was
discovered tho secret was out as well
U3 tho leeches.
Tho worms woro brought from
France, whore, about Bordeaux there
are wide areas o! black, light ooze, in
which leeches of the fiercest sort mul
tiply unstinted. Tho oozo fairly
heaves with their writhings at tho
season of the year when they are most
active, and it is then that one of the
cruelest sights possible may be seen.
Old hordes, worn out in faithful
service, arc driven into tho marshes.
and aro soon covered with the hungry
I leeches, which fasten to lips, eyelids,
nose or any other tender part and
i hang on until glutted with tho life
1 blood of their victim, or until the
j wretched horso weakens under the
drain anil falls to suffocate in the
slime of the leech morass.
When leeches are desired to send to
New York or San Francisco men are
hired whoso poverty compels them to
accept any chance. Tho men walk
bare-legged into the borders of tho
leech swamps and are immediately
covered by the repulsive crawlers, but
before they can pierco more than tho
skin of the men with their 6harp semi
lunar teeth thoy aro swopt off into
pouchos. from which they are
counted out into beds of wet moss and
. . , ,. . .. , ,. ,.
boxos of their native ooze, cmbodded
in whinh tliov are safelv trim snorted
any distance. ,
Tho largo leeches, such &s those of
j j x. .
Japan, which reach two feet in length,
are not in common use. nor are cer
tain poisonous sorts, such as the small
black leeches of Australia. Tho thick,
fat fierce worms of Hungary, Sicily
and Franco aro preferred by practi
tioners who use leeches and it is from
those countries that the rest of tho
world is 3upplicL The San Francisco
locch farm ib formed by placing quan
tities of tho oozo of the Bordeaux
swamps, especially imported for the
purpose, in largo boxes with tight
covers. Tho leeches bore about
through the muck until wanted for
sale, when they aro counted out,
washed and disposed of. ready to bito
any living thing and hang on until
thoy aro swollen to eight or ten times
their ordinary size. Then they drop
off and lie dormant until assimilation
shall havo been linished and hunger
again arouses them.
SENSE OF TOUCH.
Tho Most Complex and Least Under
stood of tUo Sooisi.
Of all the senses wo possess, tho
sense- of touch Is at onco thu most
complex and the least understood.
Blindness and deafness are loo com
mon, and wo can all more or less
appreciate tho naturo and extent of
tbeso dire afflictions. But who ever
thinks how he would bo affected by
being deprived of the capacity to feel,
inability to distinguish by touch be
tween smoothness and roughness,
heat and cold, or by an impaired
power to rccoivo tho various sonsa
tions of pain and pleasuro which
reach us through tho surface of tho
body? How is it that the same finger
which tells us that a substance is hard
or soft tells us also that it is hot or
cold, smooth or rough, long or short,
ovou though wo do not, behold it with
our eyes? asks the St. Louis
Republic Havo we, as somo physiolo
gists aver, a sixth senso, that
of temperature? If not, how
comes it that a sintrlo touch of the
finger conveys to tho brain, in the
samo instant threo or four distinct
impressions, for the substance in ques
tion may bo wet or dry as well as hot or
cold, hard or soft, rough or smooth?
But the physiologists cannot tell us
tho "why" of these things; they only
know that tho sonsations so conveyed
are separable, and that tho routos
they travol before they reach tho brain
are not the same. Observations on
this important subject, besides boing
highly interesting, both psychologi
cally and physiologically, would be, it
seems to me, of considerable practical
importance in their relation to tho
training of blind persons.
J57""Ouri:iot.".t ions of t he market tareo!tnined
Tiiewlay fifleruiMin,anil are correct and reliable
at the time.
WhciL nuw-. . .
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Y.'.'.'.'.'.'r u 27.
... lOOfel 10
Fatcow H 2.VJ1 :a
nog" . "s '
Fatsheop $32.jl U)
Fat uteen S3 504c! (Ml
Feeders ............................... "
W bbbbbbsW F aaV afi A I B
Castoria is Dr. SanincI Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphino nor
other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute)
for Parejjorie, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor OiL
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by
Millions of DIotkers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
fevcrishncss. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd,
cures Diarrhoea and "Wind Colic Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates tho foot!, regulates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is tho Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend.
" Castoria is an excellent ncdic:nf fc- lM!
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told uio of iu
good effect upon their children."
Dr. G. C. Osoood,
Castoria Is the best remedy for children of
which I am acquainted. I hope tho Lty U not
far distant when mothers will coriMJi'r the rnl
interest of their children, and um O-storia in
stead of the various quaclc niKtnims v Iiich sru
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby scndiu
them to premature graves."
Ds. X. F. Kinchzloe,
The Contour Company, TX
J World's Fair Trave
rTlio public demur
yfben travelinjr. It
eleiw Will Have It.
nd lliroujh service
is old fashioned to
"Change Cars." On th? through solial
vestibuled trains of the Chit-ago, Union
Pacific North WebtPni Line from or to
Chicago. Omaha and intermediate points
there is no change. Tins is the finest
and fastest service, between the points
The World' Fair Kiiilditisr.
The horticultural building -height of
uoiye l.vl leet. Cost' or otuluing
STOXX). The Chicago, Union Pacific
anil Northwestern Line offers rates sis
cheap as tho cheapest and unexcelled ac
commodations to Chicago. No change
of cars enroute. Seo J. . Meagher,
agent. U. P. system at Columbus for de
Rheumatism Cured in a Day. "Mys
tic Cure" for Rheumatism and Neuralgia
radically euros in 1 to .'5 days. Its action
upon the system is remarkable and mys
terious. It removes at once the causo
and the disease immediately disappears.
The first dose greatly benefits. 7.1 cents.
Sold by A. Heintz, druggist, Colum
bus, Neb. 1 1-v
V.lwrti.!uents miibr this lnil five cents a
"VA73'.KriIIIrZ in:ikt'-.lMts."ind lirx."in tho
lrv ).,., :l.. and us,- ..nly th. .ry Ut
can l)i' i.riH'tinil in ttu market. .--tf
In tli District
Court of l'latto County, Nt-
I JllV matter of the estate of )
'AtiKiiata Schrn"ler. decea-l. J
Tlii- can.- catm- on for ht-ariniru;uin ti peti
tion of Williiun I'atM'like, guardian " Mitmi
Sclirortlor. .John Sehnntler and Edward Ivoenic,
minor children u" Anmitta Sehroeder.decea-fd,
Irajin for licence to sell the following de
.cril.cl real cktnl to-vit: The Nirthe:ut quar
ter of Section Tw-'hc, in Township Nineteen
North, of !Ja:ift Two West of tlio Sixth l'ritlci
pil Meridian in I'Jatte count-, Nebraska, for
maintenance and the lieiietit of mUl v.inK and
it nppenrinir to ih court that it i m-ces-ary and
would lw beneficial to aid v.arils to t-cll kiM
It N therefore ordered by the court that all
peron interested in wild estate appear Iwfore
.;iM district court at the court house iu Colum-lm-s
Platte eoiintv. Nebraska, on the 2d day of
October, lsi t,. -it 1 o'clock p. in., to show cause
why a licence should not b" granted to said
guardian to sell iaid real estate.
It is- further ordered that a copy of this order
Im ered upon tho next of kin of the wards and
upon all parties interested in Miid etato by pub
lication of the same in TiieCoix MBL'a JocnxiL.
published in ('oluinbiii.. Platte county, Ne
braska, for at lea-t three Miecct-nive week- prior
to raid hearing.
Dated August ill, 1MU.
1 hereby certify that the nlxive is a true and
correct copy of the. order to bhow cause aw ap-Iear-
of record iu this office.
August 21, ls.l".J.
Ky J. S. Wkm-s.
FIFTH ANNUAL KKl'OKT
Of the condition r the
Golumbus Real Estate
Of Coliintl'iis, Xt'bvitsku, on Aiitjitst 1T,
Ileal Ustate-aud Improvement thereon,$lllTi
ash in otiiuierci.il li.tnk
!.! MMI.t n-.
I'rntit and Io-im.
. . WI Oo
2 1 to; oi
I, Dan Schrnin, seerel.-iry of tli above iiameil
Keal K-tnt" Improvement Company, do mil.
einnl troear that the ;dxve hlateiiieiit in true to
thebttof mj knowhsi-aud belief.
Subscribed in my prt serin- ami r-worn t !
fore me this l'lh day of August. Is'.r.t.
kai. V. A. Mi.i.ivi.2i. Nolar Public.
aili;ilUtt 1 11 I'll' I for Platto fount. Nebr.
Or. CLARK'S INSTITUTE
FOU TUK TKKVrMKNT OK TIlK
Drink Habit !
Also Tobacco, Morphine and
other Narcotic Habits.
JI'ri vato treatment ni en if desired.
COLUMBUS, - - NEBRASKA.
MARTY & EH6ELMN,
FRESH Al SALT MATS,
Eleventh Street, Columbus, Neb
T)R. H. J. ARNOLD.
1'IIYSJCIAX AXl HUM: EOS'.
Otiico two diMira north of Urodfuehrer's jewelry
btore. Office open day and night. Telephone
9aOg'93-lv-P COLCMBC9, NEBRASKA.
" Castoria is ao well adapted to children that
I recommend itaa superior to any preasristiOB
knowu to iiie."
IT. Jl. Archis, K. D..
Ill So. Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. T.
O-jr physicians iu tho children's depart
ment nave Bpoken highly of their experi
ence in their ouUkle practice with Castoria,
and although wo only have among our
i:tt-d:cul supplies what ia known as regular
products, yet wo aro free to confess that the
Merits of Castoria lias wou us to look with
fivor uion it."
United Hospital am Dispensary,
Alice C. Smith, iV.,
Mnrra7 Street. New York Citr.
I HUGH HUGHES
Can furnish vou with
LBinlJBr, Latli, SMnglBs, Doors,
HLINDS, LIME, Etc., ami
everything kept in the
South of U.
1L R. Depot, ColumbiiB,
G. A. NEWMAN.
REAL - ESTATE
HEN you want FIRE. LIGHT
NING or TORNADO insurance
on city and farm property; if you want
an ACCIDENT 1'OLICV; if you want
to buy or sell farm or city property; if
you want bargains in real estate, call at
the Real IZstato and Insurance Agency,
BASEMENT COMMERCIAL BANK,
FOR SALE !
TIIIKF.K ACKKSof first-class land, just out-
nide the city limits or Coluiubu-i on the
et tOKCt her with
i -ry. Apple 7Yv.s Ftoireriny Sli rub,
JireUiiuj-ltoiise, tireeH-huwte and
tint oilier bitildinys on
For further iarticiilarH, inquire of or ad
dre( HF.CI1KK. JAKUOl & CO..
. , - oIutnbn, Nebr.,
Or John- T.nxiii.i..
tlentia. Nebr. '3jnn3m
W. L. DOUGLAS
S3 SHOE mJf'top. -
Do ytM wear them? When next In need try a palr.1
est in the world.
If you want a fine DRESS SHOE, matte In the latest
shto, don't pay $6 to $8, try my $3, $3 JO, $4.00 or
$5 Shco. They fit equal to custom made and took and
wear as well. If you wish to economize In your footwear,
do so by purchasing W. I. Douglas Shoes. Name and
price stamped on tho bottom, look for It when you buy
W. I DOUGLAS, Brockton, Mm. Sold by,
G-RiFLKTsr & Gray.
t- r, n -r ,W-tT"FK". loWA.Nov.ir,.lSD
(. I). Urnee 1 udor. hq..
Dear Sir: -After wearinc your classes thred
wf-ekn 1 feel I cannot ay enonith for them, aor
for jonrKiievia method of .skillful fitting.
For the itfit eighteen years 1 have been a con
stant Hufferer from defective sight (Compound
Mopic Ahtijaiintism). Nothing 1 could get wan
witifMCtory until our examination which 1
noticed wan strictly scientific, and inspired mo
at once with confidence in your ability.
1 now have no trouble in reading the finest
print by niuht or day; and to all those in need of
Kl;use I most cheerfully recommend yon as a
., , , ... .J- K- 1'OKRKOY, M. D.
Mr. Tudor will examine eyes at A. Ifeiutz'a
TR. L. VAN ES.
U radoate of Ontario Veterinary College. Offica
aver Boettchec'e hardware store. J9aort$
2.25 sr3tl 1.7
2.oo JMRKr0R- "Y
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