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WEDNESDAY. DECEMBEH 19. 1BW.
Remarkable success has lieen attend
ing the use of tho anti-toxine treatment
of diphtheria the new remedy, which, it
is claimed will be a preventive as well
as a enre. If so it should prove, what a
wonderful thing it will be!
Bad fires are wonderful dampners to
enterprise in small cities, and often
prove disastrous. Rock Springs, Wy
oming, had a fire Sunday which de
stroyed an opera house worth $18,000
and stocks of merchandise 115,000.
The residence of Anton Beschelt with
nil its contents, at Grand Island, was
destroyed by fire Sunday morning at 4
o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Beschelt awoke
just in time to make their escape and
take the children from their beds; loss
82,000, small amonnt of insurance.
At Ida Grove, Iowa, it is proposed to
institute a plan for running the liquor
business on the basis of giving what
Tirofit there is in it to the town and the
'Y" association, equally. Only one
establishment is to be allowed in the
town. It is rejorted that only one prop
erty owner is holding out against the
Mr. David Slocum and wife, a wealthy
couple living near Edinboro, Pa., were
robbed about midnight Saturday by a
gang of masked burglars, six in numler,
who attacked tho'house and broke down
tho door with a rail. They secured be
tween S8.000 and 810,000 in gold and
greenbacks and escaped. Mr. Slocum
was badlv beaten about the head.
In two weeks tho legislature will be in
session, and it has been suggested that
they simply meet, transact necessary
business, providing for the running ex
penses of tho state, and mako a donation
of the usual amount of salaries, etc., to
the worthy destitute of the state. This
will be following the line of tho A. O. U.
W. who lately concluded to omit the
annual meeting of the Grand lodge and
donate the 88,000 that it would cost to
the benefit of their destitute members in
It appears that Herman lladeke, some
time before his death, received an in
crease to his pension. Tho morning after
his sad death a letter was received from
the department, over which Hoke Smith
presides, summoning him to appear be
fore the medical examining board and
show cause why his pension should not
le suspended. His attorney wrote back
that the "pensioner had gone to a place
over which Hoke Smith and the demo
cratic party had no jurisdiction."
Four miners arrived in Tacoma from
Alaska last week, bringing each 8100,000
in gold dust, which they said was the
result of two seasons' work in the Yukon
country. They said that all tho old
timers who havo been long on the ground
and have mastered the peculiarities of
the same have struck it rich during the
last season. There is good evidence of
this in the fact that a steamer called at
Tacoma a few days ago, enroute to San
Francisco from Alaska, having aboard
about 8200,000 in gold dust, which her
officers said was a usual load this season.
Some big nuggets, averaging twenty or
thirty ounces, have been found. But tho
mining is exceedingly difficult. About
800 miners will winter in the Yukon dis
trict this year. Tho influx of miners has
leen so great that there is likely to bo a
great scarcity of provisions before
spring. A big rush to the region is look
ed for next year, becauso the placers
have panned out so well.
TnE case of Ida Notsen of Omaha,
who has disappeared together with her
two children is attracting considerable
attention. They were tracked along the
country lanes to tho river, and. though
there are evidences of possiblo suicide,
it is hoped that she ma' yet be found.
She had been a teacher iu Omaha, and
claims to have had a promise from state
superintendent of schools elect Corbett
to appoint her deputy, if he should be
elected. The Lincoln Journal of a re
cent date has this to say of Mr. Corbett:
"Superintendent-elect H. R. Corbett
has been greatly annoyed by the state
ment published in Omaha that Mrs.
Notsen, the story of whose disappear
ance from homo has been told in this
paper, had been rendered insane by his
refusal to appoint her his deputy 'after
Jeading her to believe that she would
Teceive tho appointment.' The circum
stances were such that Professor Cor
bett did not wish to say anything about
the case yesterday except that he had
not promised her the place and had
never said a word that ought to lead her
to believe that she would receive it.
When she offered to help me during
this campaign,' said the professor, I
treated her politely, but warned her not
to count on securing the position. She
had no claims upon me, and while I re
gret that trouble has come upon her I
cannot feel that I have been in the least
responsible for it.'
A friend of the professor said that
Jure. Notsen had gone over the northern
part of the state working for him and
telling everybody that she was to be his
deputy. This did not come to his ears,
however, until it was too late to put a
atop to it. The state central committee
also had some experience with her, but
the committeemen, as well as Professor
Corbett and his personal friends, felt
that it would be indelicate to say any
thing about her, at least until her
whereabouts became known. The idea
that she was promised anything is
scouted by those who know the case
At It Again.
The American people are all politicians
of the better or the baser sort, and when
congress begins ita work, all eyes are in
stinctively turned toward Washington
to see how Uncle Samuel's boys, whom
he has sent down there, are doing their
duty, or shirking their duty, because it
is either one or the other. The whole
world of mankind is divided into the two
kinds, the doers and the shirkers, the
fellows who mean to do, and try to do,
and do do what they ought, and those
who don't intend to do anything of the
sort if they can by any means avoid it or
prevent it, in other words live out a lie
that started them in their career. There
are both kinds in congress of course, as
Tom Reed found when he was speaker of
the house, and some of the members
wished him to see them or not to see
them when counting a quorum accord
ing as suited their own fancy.
But Tom wasn't built on that plan.
Take the fighting chances and when you
have won your victory, or suffered your
defeat, rule or be ruled, according to
laws of the land no monkey and parrot
The level heads among the democracy
learned by the experience of last winter
and the after results that there is no way
like the right way. But it remains tole
seen whether the senate will follow the
example set by one of their own number.
Hill (in the general nssembly of New
York) and by "Boss" Reed, or keep on in
the old way of allowing dilatory meas
ures to interfere with the majority trans
It is interesting to note the speech of
Senator Vest of Missouri the other day,
(who, by the way, is one of the very
ablest men the democracy have in the
senate), on his resolution instructing the
committee on rules to report by Dec. 15
a plan for closing debate.
He said he had formerly opposed clo
ture, but he was now convinced that
cloture was inevitable, and that it should
bo effected as soon as possible. The
question was thoroughly understood,
having been debated for years, so that
the senate was in a position to act at
once. When the senate numbered forty
members there was no need of cloture,
but with the senate increasing so that its
membership would soon reach 100 it was
imperatively necessary to havo a rule
bringing debate to a close. In reality
the present rules stiile debate. Senators
will not debate a question when they
recognize tho hopeless opposition under
which they labor.
"These rules encourage parliamentary
blackmail," declared the Senator.
"Amendments to bills are offered under
the deliberate threat that if they are not
accepted an indefinite opposition will be
The senate had been brought into pub
lic disrepute b' its rules. It was popu
larly regarded as impotent and unable to
perforin its functions of legislation. Bills
of vast public interest lingered here
until they were dead, and the people
were weary and disgusted with the spec
tacle of a powerless senate. Even when
the bills passed, after such a contest,
they were so discredited as to have no
moral support from the public.
Mr. Vest said he had no ulterior pur
pose of securing the advancement of tho
separate tariff bills. He would vote for
those bills. But in the present case his
only object was to secure the change of
rules which was essential and inevitable.
There are, however, so many cuts and
turns in legislation that gladiators in tho
political arena have to bo alert all the
time for fear of being tripped up. After
Vest's speech Harris of Tennessee (dem
ocrat), added his opinion in favor of a
change of rules, but suggested that in
tho absence of Chairman Blackburn of
tho committee, it would be unwise to
compel a report of a form of cloture by
Dec. 15, but he undertook to promise
that some such resolution would be re
ported soon after the return of Mr.
The after proceedings on the subject
form a pretty little picture of senatorial
dignity and suavity:
"Do I understand," said Mr. Aldrich
(rep., R. I.), with irony, "that this new
rule is not to apply to legislation of this
session not to the pending tariff bills?"
"It applies to evervthing," said Mr.
"If this new rule is adopted," asked
Mr. Allen (pop.. Neb.), "will any effort
be made toward financial legislation on
the lines of tho President's message?"
Mr. Vest said he was not authorized to
state what wonld be done in that regard.
In order to terminate the random dis
cussion, Mr. Harris moved to go into
Legislation for Schools.
A fow responded to tho invitation of
the Lincoln school board to meet in that
city Wednesday to discuss needed
amendments to tho school laws of the
Among the subjects considered were:
A change of the time of election so that
new officers could take, their seats in
January, that they might vote moro in
telligently on teachers for the coming
year; raising the limit of levy from 20 to
30 mills, with the text book expense
and the gradual reduction of the num
ber of saloons in many cities, the present
levy is not sufficient; choosing the sec
retary outside the board on the ground
that no member should receive a salary;
a law that would compel children to
attend school cities to havo truant
officers; the election of its own treasurer
by the board, requiring him to give a
special bond to cover school funds; an
even number of members, three or five,
on the board; to make the close of the
school and fiscal year correspond.
What N an Ad?
A lever of trade.
The dealer's 6iire road to success.
A money-maker, getter and saver.
Infallible bait to catch customers.
The life-blood of modern business.
A helpmate to Drosneritv in htiainoea
A Hash of information to all the people.
A medium for the increase of business.
The electric power controlling trade.
The "Limited Express" on the road to
The corner stone of the temple of
The mine that yields pure gold in large
The key-note of progress in the march
The power that starts and keeps trade
A notice that brings best returns for
the least money.
An indispensable to success and busi
That which booms the place and en
riches the advertiser.
A means of communicating items of
interest to wide-awake people.
Personal and public benefits are deriv
ed from its judicious application.
An intelligent message to intelligent-
people, profiting sender and receiver.
An electric current that propels the
wheels of commerce. Cincinnati Tribune,
The Journal is ono of the four news
papers of the county selected by the
present county board of supervisors to
publish for them.
One county board is not constituted
like another, always, party considera
tions vary, chairmen vary, members of
committees are not uniform in their
knowledge of affairs, and thus it hap
pens that what constitutes publishing
for the county varies along with the rest
of the variations.
Sometimes, at the first annual meeting
of the board in January, publishers are
requested to present bids for "such legal
notices as are required by law to be pub
lished in a newspaper of general circula
tion in tho county," and this would in
clude supervisors' proceedings, road
notices, tax-list, the county treasurer's
semi-annual statements, the estimate of
expenses, the notice for supplies to bo
furnished the county.
Sometimes publishers are requested to
place bids for publishing such legal
notices required to be published in a
newspaper, and which are "at tho dis
posal of the board." And it has several
times been contended that the road
notices, the county treasurer's semi-annual
statements (and perhaps some oth
ers that we do not just recall), are not
"at the disposal of the supervisors," but
are "at the disposal" of the officer in
charge, whoever he may be.
The past year four newspapers have
been publishing tho supervisors' pro
ceedings, and the tax-list, The Columbus
Journal, the Columbus Telegram, the
Columbns Wochenblatt and the Humph
rey Democrat, each being allowed one
third legal rate, mating a cost to the
county of four-thirds of one full legal
Tho legal (or statute) rate for tho pro
ceedings is three and one-third cents a
line, which givesone and one-ninth cents
a lino to each of tho papers mentioned.
The statute rate for the delinquent tax
list is 20 cents for eaeh description of
land and 10 for each town lot, and the
rate to each paper is six and two-third
cents for land, three and one-third for
Outside of ono item, we believe, The
Jocrnal (though one of the contract
papers), has! been given none of the
printing at the one-third rate except
supervisors' proceedings and tax-list.
The road notices, etc., have been placed
elsewhere, as not at the disposal of the
board, whether at the one-third rate or
not we havo not ascertained, but we
most respectfully insist, not only as a
tax-payer but as a contract-publisher for
the county, and a business manager of a
business institution, that the county,
which pays the bills, ought to havo any
benefits there are in competition, and
that public work is not a private clutch.
People who observe business matters
in a business way and give any further,
penetrating thought to it will have
noticed that almost all tho legal notices
emanating from the county judge's office
are placed with the papers of the county
judge's particular brand of political
faith. We wonld infer from appearances
that Judge Hensley is a democrat, which
of course he has a right to be, bid, not
tritlintf.ndi'ng, never the tests, parties in
interest, widows, orphans, debtors, who
have hard work to meet their obligations
and can't meet them, and must submit
to be sued, sometimes having littlo or
nothing left, and they, above all others,
should have the right graciously accord
ed to them of making the liest terms
they can, at the lowest rates they can.
We presume that Judge Hensley would
say he didn't care a continental where
notices are printed, just so the work is
done right, and we propose to see to it,
so far as lies in our power, that at least
widows and orphans, especially of the
poor, shall have a cut rate, just as well
as the county or the city, and then let it
be understood that the party in interest,
those who pay the bills, themselves direct
where the publishing shall be done.
Certainly, an official (and these remarks
apply to the county sheriff as well as the
county judge and all the rest of them)
has no right to compel the tax-paying
public, or expense-paying heirs or
orphans to pay the highest rate that can
be by law exacted, when a low rate can
be secured that will lie just as effectual.
Now we do not understand and do not
say that these omcials fax the fees, but,
let them alone, and let the matter go
through the channels fixed by them,
and the bills will come in at tho full
legal rate, 10c a line for the first time
and f a lino for each subsequent time,
with 2."c for each affidavit attached.
Here is a sample of what a little com
petition does for the city, and it it is
good for a wealthy city like Columbus
(which makes no deduction for a pub
lisher's occupation tax or his other
taxes and makes him pay as much for
water as do other people which is all
right), why competition ought to be
good for the lowering of expenses to the
widows and orphans of the poor. Last
year The Journal printed the ordi
nances and notices of the city for 3c n
line, and one of our force attended very
nearly every meeting of the council,
almost as certainly as did anv mamhor
of the council, took notes of the pro
ceedings, wrote them up, after which the
men of the office set them up in typo and
they were published, all of which was
done without a cent of expense to the
city. This year, the Telegram, on a
competitive bid with The Journal cut
away down to (if we remember rightly)
1 H cents a line. They do not, however,
make a rule of attending the council
meetings, and our (at present occasional)
reports of the proceedings are so satis
factory that they reproduce them with
out having the labor of attending the
meetings, and for the publishing of
which they, of course, like us last year,
get no pay except the satisfaction of
good done "virtue is its own reward"
surely, in this case.
The point we wish to emphasize is
that the public should not be allowed
to discriminate against any newspaper
or newspapers on a merely business
proposition; newspapers should not be
compelled by the pressure of unjust
conditions to discriminate in favor of
rich city or wealthy county, and against
poor widows and needy orphans the
Telegram or The Journal (or any other
paper in the county) can well afford to
clip some from the regular, legal, max
imum rate, if some method can be de
vised whereby tho printing for county
and city, through judge and sheriff and
treasurer, and county clerk and district
court clerk and superintendent of schools
can be fixed at living, reasonable rates.
Let the county supervisors (whose
office is one of honor rather than emolu
ment, whose bonds are large and wages
comparatively small), start in with their
work the coming year on the principle
that they are the first conservators of the
county's welfare; that, as it is they who
must approve bills, and they who must
order warrants drawn for their pay, they
have the right of direction and contract.
Let other bill-payers work on the same
principle with all the county offices.
Let us make Nebraska's motto, "Equal
ity before the law," an honest maxim of
conduct not only for newspapers and
toward newspapers, but for everybody.
AN HONEST IMPORTER
PRICES MARKED DOWN TO BEDROCK
BY FOREIGN MANUFACTURERS.
Every Inducement Offered to Amerli
Buyers Values Will Advance After Con
trol of Oar Markets Has Been Secured.
Goods Made by Kuropeaa Convicts.
A -week or two ago, on one of the
steamers which run to the islands in
Casco bay, I fell in with a man who
had qnite recently returned from a long
European trip, during which ho had
combined business and pleasure. He
was head of a large jobbing house in
Portland, Me. After the first greetings
wero over I asked him if he had been
buying much abroad.
" Yes, " he said. "Now is the time to
import in our line. Of course yon know
that the new tariff law lowers the duty
ou gloves, hosiery and general fancy
goods enough to pay us to import large
quantities. And prices are at rock bot
tom over there now. "
"Ah, " Isaid. "You think that prioes
will rise later?"
"They are bound to rise, "was the
reply. "By and by, as soon as the new
tariff law gets into real working order
and Americans begin to import in large
quantities, as they will, of course, the
increased demand will soon cause the
foreign manufacturers to advance their
prices. Ob, yes, now is the time to buy,
and I placed a largo order with some
firms iu Chemnitz, Saxony. I bought
my goods at the lowest prices ever
known, and glad enough they were to
get orders, even at such prices. Busi
ness has been pretty dull with them the
last few years, but it is looking up
"If it had not been for tho new tariff
law with its lower duties, I suppose you
wonld have placed your order with
firms in this country?" I said.
"Largely," was the reply. "Of
course not wholly. Wo always import
more or less less under tho McKinley
bill, for then it paid us better to buy
most of our goods in this country. "
"Then the provisions of tho new tar
iff law have caused you to send just so
much of your money out of this coun
try?" "Yes," '-as the answer, "and we
will send out a good deal more in the
course of time."
"And of course your buying abroad
means just so much more work for the
foreign laborer and just so much less
for the American workman?"
' ' Yes, I suppose so, " the man replied.
"And the present low prices will be
for only a short time, you think?" I
"Unquestionably," was the reply.
"What are we Americans going to
get out of it, then?" I said. "Low
prices just long enough to shut up our
factories and throw our men out of
work. Then when we can't do our own
work and are obliged to buy from the
foreign manufacturers they make us
pay high prices. It seems to be all loss
and no gain for us. "
"That's- about the size of it," the
"I suppose you import pearl buttons,
too?" I said.
"Well, we used to import them
thousands of dollars' worth every year
but since tho passage of the Mckinley
bill we have been buying them in this
country as well as other things. Yon
remember what a lot of talk thero was
about the tariff on pearl buttons under
the McKinley bill?"
I nodded assent, and he went on.
"Why, that tariff on pearl buttons was
one of the best things in the McKinley
bill The McKinley bill put a low tar
iff on the shells and a high tariff on the
buttons. Wo can't get the shells here,
you know. Beforo that we had got
all our pearl buttons from abroad, chief
ly from Vienna. The manufacture of
pearl buttons was one of the chief occu
pations of Austrian convicts. You can
imagine tho rate of wages in that case.
Well, within a year after the passage
of the McKinley bill over 12,000 peo
ple in this country were employed at
good wages in the manufacture of pearl
"And for that we could afford to pay
a littlo higher price for our buttons, " I
said, "for I suppose the price did go
"Yes, it did for a short time, " the
merchant replied. "But we used im
proved methods of manufacture, and the
competitiou between American manu
facturers actually reduced the price of
pearl buttons below what it had been
under the low tariff."
"It was all gain then," I said.
"Work for American workmen and
lower prices too. I see that the new tar
iff has reduced the duty on pearl but
tons also," I continued. "Will it lower
the price any?"
"It hasn't tended that way yet," was
the reply. "The price has actually ad
vanced 10 per cent, for some reason or
other, sinco the new tariff bill was pro
posed." "Then our American factories are
safe in this case?" I said.
"Well, I don't know about that,"
my companion replied. "You see, Aus
trian convicts work cheaper than Amer
ican freemen, and the Austrians can
manufacture at a lower cost, cheaper
than Americans can. The new tariff
does not measure that difference in cost
of production, and so the Austrians can
cell at a price less than the cost to
Americans. They can soon shut up our
American manufactories at that rate.
Anyway that is what they are plan
ning. The pearl button manufactories
in Vienna, which have been closed for
some time, are opening up again. Of
course they will sell at those low prices
only long enough to run the Americans
out and get a monopoly. Then they can
go back to the big profits they used to
have before the McKinley bill"
"It seems to be quite a snap for the
foreigners. I suppose they are ready to
bless the new tariff bill?" I said.
"I guess they are," was the answer.
"Why, one cf those Chemnitz manu
facturers told me," be went on, with a
laugh, -'that he felt as if every Demo
crat in America was his friend. He if
mistaken there, though it looks like it
when Democrats pass such a bill as this.
Now, I am a Democrat myaelf," he
added, with some embarrassment,
"though probably you have not imagin
ed it from what I have been saying. "
"Well, no," I gasped.
"But I believe in a protective tariff
if I am a Democrat, " he went on, "and
I can't stand such a bill as theone just
i am a uemocrat, out i am one
of those Democrats who helped to smoth
er the party the other day. And I in'
tend to vote that way until the Demo
cratio party comes to its senses."
Osuy Two Tears More.
Special reports to Bradstreet's from
1,117 banks of discount, at 132 cities,
give possibly the best index of the con
dition of the country under the present
1,117 banks increased 1 per cent in the
summer of 1891, and again in 1892,
they decreased 20 per cent in 1893.
While loans increased 2 per cent in the
summers of 1891 and of 1892, they
decreased 18 per cent in 1898. Within
16 months deposits have gained only 9
per cent against 12 per cent increase
in 16 months of 1891-2. Loans are now
2.4 per cent smaller than 16 months
ago, whereas in 1891-2 they gained 10
per cent. Less money out on loan means
less business and less manufacturing.
Less deposits mean less prosperity, less
earnings, less savings. Ob, for 1896!
Those Cheaper Goods.
An increase of 100 per cent in the
tariff upon 'dates, pineapples, orchids,
lilies of the valley and cocoanuts will
be highly appreciated by the large army
of wage earners engaged in producing
these necessities of our daily life.
Farmers' Hay Cheaper.
The price of hay has gone down since
the passage of tho Gorman tariff bill,
although many producing districts havo
short crops on account of drought.
Many Years Ajjo.
Twenty-four years ago, this week, the
following were among things referred to
in The Journal:
James Hallows, living north of town,
raised 700 bushels of corn from 7 acres
The Platto Journal was tho only news
paper in Platte county and the only local
newspaper in central Nebraska.
David Anderson takes a trip to Lin
coln, visits the salt well and ascertains
for himself that they do get tho pure
A Christmas ball to be given at the
MeEvoy hall, tickets including supper
S2.50. Managers, Orlando Rose, 11. P.
Baker, A. M. Darling and W. T. Kickly.
F. G. Becher, as clerk of the town
council, advertises the town hall for salo,
half cash, the other half town warrants;
also eight lots in blocks 90-100, to the
highest bidder for cash.
An anecdote of Greeley is related, that
on being asked by a Pennsylvania farm
er why ho didn't write a new work en
titled "What I Don't Know of Farming,"
replied that life was too short.
And here an item that shows the boy
then as he still continues to bo, was
fond of sweetness: "Oh, Bill! Bill! get
as many boys and shingles as you can,
for there's a big hogsit of 'lasses busted
on tho pavement busted all to smash!"
A youngster's composition of the old
time will be interesting to the infant
class: "A throat is convenient to have
especially to roosters and ministers. The
former eats corn and crows with it; the
lattor preaches through his'n, and then
ties it up. This is pretty much all 1
can think of about necks."
Mr. Galligher of Omaha, who started
the first sumach tannery in Nebraska,
gives an interesting account of his busi
ness. The sumach is gathered in the
summer when the sap is in the leaves
and stems, the leaves must be gathered
while the sun is shining, dried under
shade, and are then ready for the mill.
The sumach is superior to oak or hem
lock bark for tanning leather.
In those days The Journal contained
a largo amount of advertising all the
hotels, land-offices, hardware dealers,
dry-goods dealers, saloon-keepers, drug
stores, groceries; the entire paper was
then, of course, set in type at home aud
the select reading matter at our own
disposal exclusively. Publishers under
stand exactly how'this is, and why it is
that such a state of affairs indicates the
enterprise of a community to tho eye
of the publisher. We notice, in reading
over the dear old pages of our bound
volumes, that the poem, the short, com
plete story, the pungent paragraph, tho
items ot goou wnoiesome advice, ail m
dicate the nice, discriminating judg
ment of our lamented father, A. C
Turner, whose aim was always conscien
tiously to do right, becanse of the right,
"A Word to the Wise."
And now comes the city council, after
having expended abont 31,200, and re
fers the matter to the committee on
police to report if they are in favor that
Columbus should have a police force
according to law and ordinance.
Stat. Pro. Sec. 2829. -'All officers shall
be qualified electors and tax payers, and
reside within the limits of the city."
Part of Sec. 2S30. "The mayor shall
have the superintending control of all
tho officers of the city, and shall take
care that the ordinances of tho city and
of this chapter are complied with."
Police force, ordinance sec. 1 com
mences: "That the police force of the
city of Columbus shall consist of one
chief of police and one regular police
man" and it ends: "In cases of emer
gency the mayor may appoint such
number of policemen as he may deem
necessary." Both theso provisions are
According to above sec. 2829, Julius
Phillips has not been a regular police
man for the last eight months. And
whereas the mayor and council in their
wisdom saw no necessity for the ap
pointment of one chief of police and ono
regular policeman for eight months past,
there was assuredly no necessity for two
permanent specials and jtermnneut spe
cials are not recognized by law or
The mayor is the chief executive offi
cer of the city and na such it is his duty
to see to the execution of all active or
dinances, resolutions and votes of tho
mayor and council, whether, as a matter
of opinion or sentiment the same meets
his approval or not. 27 Neb., 45.1, (43
N. W., 244). When the authorities of a
city disrespect the law and willfully
neglect their duties, lawlessness will
prevail and vice increase among its pop
ulation. "Righteousness exalteth a na
tion," and cities and other communities
ikewise. H. T. Spoerhy.
o California in a Tonrist Slrf per.
e Burlington Route's personallv-
conducted excursions to the Pacific coast
are just the thing for people of moderate
means. Cheap respectable comforta
ble expeditious. From Omaha and Lin
coln every Thursday. Through to Los
Angeles and San Francisco without
change. Experienced excursion mana
gers and uniformed Pullman porters in
charge. Second class tickets accepted.
Cars are carpeted and upholstered and
have spring seats and backs, mattresses,
blankets, curtains, pillows, towels, etc.
Only 85.00 for a double lerth, wido
enough and big enough for two. The
route is over the "Scenic Line of the
World," through Denver, Salt Lake city
and Sacramento, All the wonerfu
ons and peaks of the Rocky Monn-
ainxare passed during tue day. it you
re going west you should arrange to
I join one of theso excursions. They are
the best, the very best, across the conti
nent. Information and advertising mat
ter on application to the local agent or
by addressing, J. Francis, Gen'l. Pass'r.
Agent, Omaha, Nebr. l-Dec-5m
Over the Boulevard.
A literary society was organized at the
Reed school house last Friday evening.
There was a very largo attendance aud
all seem enthusiastic over the organiza
tion. The following officers were elect
ed: H. B. Reed, president; E. Mayes,
vice president; Samuel Drinnin, sec'y.;
Willie Browner, treasurer. The presi
dent appointed a committee of seven to
perfect arrangements, program, by-laws,
time of holding meeting, etc. Tho fol
lowing wero chosen: Samuel Drinnin,
Ella Byrnes, Katie Browner, Mary Grif
fen, Nellie Young. Ernest Mayes and
Willie Browner. For Friday evening,
Dec. 23, quite au interesting program has
been arranged, consisting of songs, reci
tations, speeches, select reading, violin
solos, etc. Also a debate, tho question
being: "Should capital punishment be
abolished?" Affirm. J. C. Byrnes, Sam.
Drinnin and Miss Young. Deny,--E.
Mayes, H. B.Reed and Miss Ella Byrnes.
Exercises to commence promptly at half
We Swoop the World.
s an old saying that a "new broom
eep clean but when we say "we
sweep me world we mean mat among
all the railways of the world none stands
higher in the estimation of tho public, in
all especial points, than tho Chicago,
Milwaukee &. St. Paul Railway. It is tho
only line west of Chicago which runs
electric-lighted, steam-heated and vesti
buled trains between Chicago, St. Paul
and Minneapolis, and between Chicago
and Omaha. Try it. F. A. Nash,
Gen'l. Agent, lf04 Farnam St., Omaha.
W. S. Howell,
Trav. Passenger and Freight Agt.
M. K. Tumor, the veteran editor of tho
CoLUMiUT.s Journal, and one of the best
men in Nebraska, was a caller at these
populist quarters on Wednesday. M. K.
is a republican, but ho is not of tho vol
low dog variety. Tho first campaign the
Quill editor was ever interested in was
when a boy he was a great Turner sup
porter when tho latter ran as the anti
monopoly candidate for congress in this
district against E. K.Valentine. Schuy
Vt-it tho Folk,
the Holiday season tho Union
iu sen McKeis irom points on
ho system on December 21th, 25th nnd
.'Hat, 1804, and January 1st, 1805, at
greatly reduced rates. For full informa
tion call on your nearest Union Pacific
Agent. E. L. Lomax.
Tuesdaj afternoon, and are correct and reliable
at the time.
Flour in .reO lb. lot
Fat boss .
3 .".033 SO
Fatcowd SI TMGl
Fataheep $!.r0i3 50
Fat Hteera S 00t3 "4J
Feeder Jl .'.(12 00
Advertisements under this head five cento a
WM.SCIIILTZ makes boot, and ahoexinthe
best Btjlet), nnd uses only the very beot
ittock that can Ie procured in the market. 2-tf
ie Uistnct court t'latie countv. iclira.'ku.
In the matter of the estate of l'aul Fold, a
THK cause came on for hearing niion the eti
tion of Hmil Fold, enardian of the estate of
Paul I'ohl, a minor. inying for licence to tell
tho snutheaNt quarter or Section twenty-four, in
Townf-hip thirty North, ! Cause seventeen west of
thetith Principal Meridian, nnd lot No. four iu
block No. eight in the village of Xew'iort, llock
county, Nebraska, or a sullicient amount of the
said property to bring the sum of $300, for the
payment of the debts of the said minor anil for
the charges ot managing Ins estate, there leing
no goods, chattele, rights or credits lielonging Jo
said minor in the hands of the said guardian to
pay wiid debts and charges.
It is therefore ordered that the heirs and next
of kin, nnd all persons interested in said eM:it
apear before me at chambers in the city of
Columbus, Platte county, Nebraska, on the 31st
day of January. W, fit ten o'clock a. m., to
show cause why a licence should not. ! granted
to Kt id guardian to t-rll mi much of the nlxne
descrilied real estate of said minor as shall lo
necessary to pay said debts and charges.
It is flirt lit r onler.il that a copy of this order
to show cause ! published for four successive
weel.s in th-CoI.t:.M!it!S.J(il'KN l. (a iiewspMjier
of general circulation is paid Platte county),
prior to the 31st da of Januarv, liU'i.
Dated this 14th day of December. 1SU1.
oreuzo Jo-eph. non-rc-sident defendant:
OU are hereby notified that on the lith day
of December. lb'JI, Jlnnnirs Joseph hied a
petition against you in tho district court of
I'latte, county, Nebraska, the obct and prajerof
which are to obtain a divorce from ou on the
ground that you have willfully abandoned the
plaintitT without good cause, for the term of tv
jenrs last past, lou are requested to answer
said petition on or lefore Monday, the 28th day
of January, Is9"i,
Hy McAllister A Cornelius, I'laintiff.
Her Attorneys. ltt-Dec-4
ALBERT 8c REEDER.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office over First National Hank,
D. T. 31 artyx, M. D. D. Ev sr 31. D.
F. II. (JKEit. 31. D.
MARTYN, EVANS t GEER,
Physicians - and - Surgetns
To St. 3larjV Hospital and St.
United States Examining Burgeons, Assistant
oureeuu" union racinc, u.,.iX M. n. Kail way 8.
ion racinc, v., a. a. 11. M.ttailwur
pen night and day. Telephone N
Jw aorta Union racinc Depot,
VNOTICE OF SAliK K KKFKItKKS.
XkrHKKK4S n the 17f day NoVmber.
Vll 1S!L tn District CouVof 1'llUte cinty.
Nebrska, iXnnVnler duly maw andViterXl of
recordappHn'fX the ndersrWned JWies(.
Iteeder'. AVley 7I Je W. hilhV
referees JV the cWi flf DaniSl Schmm, pintif?,
ngainAt Jrob dhraV, Caroline Vlast.XJohn
8L'iirtmV'trge ScVpiiX I'hilica flecker. Liz
zieViehrnAll)ert Scltenn, UBorgtXSchram,
Fredick"cVam aad OttXKchniuVlerilndants.
teuiliinc infcjl coiirL andVm theVth (iky of
NovemlVr, IHMVaid crt orVereiLanJvlinVted
eeeution,ihe prmerly irWconVoveijsysJn said
nctluin. to-wl IjoCNo. twVin VocIMio. thir
teenSWn SteveSs addlWon to fte y of TWum
lius. Bfcltte couty,NflLrakaJW therefore,
by virtneyf the aVfiV vestc-dnXs we will
sMJ the nUnve ilescrUdiod on t Be 2JB4I day of
Deckinber, Wfil, nt tnk froilloor of tho court
hoiiseSat oneiwclock pNon. inolnmbiis, I'latte
countjvJ"j'hra!B at plic auction, to tli
hicliest amNtffit "Ni'v. v. V
Terms of pan'aslrifrliuniron dajutf sab-.
. f J!h.S (i. fW.Kit:it,
4i v -A Woosikv.
If " (;i:o,V.1'hilViv.
-l-Nov- l'eferei-M. I
X LF.CAL NOTICE.
ins" M W4 Wr 'w'w"a'
Cash Bargain Store !
All goods average 25 per cent lower than a year ago. We are
not loaded with old high-priced stock. Nearly evervthing bought
this fall, and you can see the difference. Wo don't sell tw7 or three
things like prints at less than cost to catch you, and make it up
ou other goods.
Our Underwearat 25c,50c and 75c is just half what others charge
and the same with all our warm seasonable goods.
Ribbons at 5c and 10c. Can't be bought elsewhere for double
SPECIAL PRICES on Kid and all other Gloves.
Handkerchiefs all kinds at half former price.
H031iIID-"r - G-OODS I
Of all Kinds, k
Toys and Fancy Qoocls.
We bought heavy because cheap. Come and get tho pick now
beforo the best are gone, and you have to take what is left or iiav
more at some other place.
a-ovft F. H. LA MR A m
BECHER, JEGGI & CO.,
REAL - ESTATE - LOANS - INSURANCE,
-A-rxd. I2ea,l Estate.
MONEY TO LOAN ON FAKMSat lowest rntos of iutoroxt, on oliort or 1iib limo. in am on tit a
BONDED ABaTUACTEKS OF TITLE toallrealostntoin IMattoconntr.
ItepnwontTHELEADlNU INSURANCE COMPANIES or tho World. Our farm rolioie. uX.
the mwt liberal in nse. Losmos adjusted, and promptly nil nt this oilioo.
Notary Pnblic alwaya in office.
Farm and city property for sale.
Make collect ioni of foreiKn inheritances and sell steamship ticket to nml from all raits
of Europe. latin'tU-tr
CARL KRAMEBJhugh hughes
Cigars and Tobaccos.
COME AND - SEE -ME.
SUBSCRIPTIONS taken for all mag
azines, periodicals and papers.
Mail Orders Promptly At
6l.r per Hundred
Best Thing for Milch Cows.
SELLS THE DEEKING
Self Binder $ Mower.
These are perfect machines, strong where
strength is needed. Every lever within easy
reach. 1 00 simple is to e great. Hit
binder has lieen reduced to a few simple nieces
weighing together only HiO pounds. S-e the
Deermg In-fore you buy another.
Shop on Olive Street, Columbus, Neb.,
four doors south of Uorowiak's.
Proprietors of the
Planing - Mill
Stair Work, Etc.
3TrJcroll Hawing, Turning. House Finishing,
in fact planing mill work of all kinds. We are
prepared to do machine repairing, and iron
J3!Eatimate8 made at once for you on any
thing yon wish in onr line, laugtf
I HAVE CONCLUDED TO ENTEU INTO
contract to put out orchards, do all th
work, and have fall charge of the same from
three to five years, I to run all risks of Ioise.
W. A. 3IcAi.LiiTr.K.
W. 31. CoHNKLIEH.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
filacaitfl and Wagon Maker
I'AA'A A'A AaA-A AM 'AAU
TO fV3 ffO GO '' O n TZT'C O'Ci'f? 'OW
- - w . w BBBsar mmm - sbf-
11. F.J. llOi'KF.XIIKKCEll
Can I'd rn is h you
HLINDS, L1JIK, Ktc, and
everything kept in the
South of U. . R. R. Depot, Cnluiiibiia,
M. C. CASSIN,
ritori'irroi: ok Tiir
Game and Fish in Season.
Hi'uVh ami Tallow.
pruvrt paid for
COLUMUrs. - - NEBKAKKA.
NEW SHORT LINE
AKKV ALL KINDS OF
It 11 rial (Jowls,
Do Km balm in";.
ii'faw) the hiimt Ilcnrst in the county.
FRED. W. HERRICK,
r,,r'.2lT.''nwl'nAji..an.l" PnllimhllC Uoh
J liiri--iiUi i., 1 vuiuinuud) llbUi
Dr. CLARK'S INSTITUTE
fOlt THE TISt TMJT Ol- Til:
Drink Habit .
Also Tobacco, Morphine and
other Narcotic Habits.
jaPrirate treatment given if desired.
COLUMBUS, - - NEBRASKA.
MRTY ft EN6ELMM,
FBESH AND SALT MEATS,
Eleventh Street, Colnmbua, Neb
LDmber, Lstb, SbiDgles, Doors,
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
"THE NEW SALOON"
On Eleventh ut. Imported and domestic winaa
for family trade a epecialty. ""uc wme
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