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J. A. BARBER & CO.
rorthiweek DRESS GOODS DEFT, p
KEEP YOUR EYES ON US DURING THIS SPRING. We will announce
every week in this paper special and real genuine none deceiving bargain.
We do not advertise one thing and then go back on it, like many of the stores in
large cities, and remeraber, if we advertise a certain line of goods for one week we
mean just what we say one week only and if you come too late do not find us
to blame for it Dress Department on the west side.
For this Week
One lot or DRESS
GOODS of all kin Jn that
sold up to 50c, yonr
choice of them 1 Q
all at J.SJC
yd. 38 and 40 in. wide.
For this Week
All wove plain HEN
RIETTAS that sold up
yd. 42 in. wide.
For this Week
Tho lateet for waists or
akirts, very pop- EQ0
For this Week
One lot cotton
PLAID SERGES !
Double width, Qr
For this Week
M in. licht
Worth tec, KoinRI Qn
for tint, v-k . Jj
For this Week
One lot of 50
Novelty DKEES GOODS
and FANCY WEAVES
worth up to 75c, Atg
For tliis Week
W) line JapaniHe
Going lliis week Qf
at... ...... ...
each. Ihey lire bargains.
For this Week
ST.0 fine white silk
Vour choice of 1 An
the entire lot nt Axl
We make shopping easy by having everything to match our Dress Goods and
Silks for trimming dresses, waists, capes, etc. All our prices are reduced since we
are doing a strictly cash business, and it means a great saving to you and no
losses to us. Therefore we are able to buy for cash and at the same time we se
cure BIG BARGAINS FOR THE PUBLIC. We do not question the part of the
people's honesty to pay, but where a large credit business is done it is natural
that manv losses occur from time to time in spiteof carefulness and extra caution,
and our future motto is LOWEST PRICES FOR CASH ONLY.
J. A. BARBER & CO.
WEDNESDAY. MARCH 13. 1BW.
A. AN. TIME TABLE.
I'abs. I Freight.
! Ml wooi .. ..
Arrie:it Lincoln . .
8:ST a. m.
4:15 p. m.
'!'. iwsMinwr lpnven Lincoln nt 0 .25 p. m.. and
nrrivPH at Columbus 9.35 p. in; the freight leaves
Lincoln lit 1 lr a. m.. and arrives at Columbus at
4:00 p. m.
UNION I'.MU KICT1ME-TAHLE.
OOISOCKST. I noINOUEST.
Allantic Kx. 7 JO a. m I Pacific Kx. .U p. m
Kearnex l,oc'J.V.!:Xl p. m lyanu'i iaw -" "
Limited.. . 2 JO p. m I Limited
v I'nl. lineal.. fi.SU a. in luteal rr i
8 40 a. m
X, " No. ?. Faf 'ni, '"w paMengers
V" through toints. (inK tt at 835 p. in.,
- rives nt Denver 7:10 a. m. No. 4. rant Mail i
ries paswener. Koing east at 135 p. in.
The freight tniin leaving here nt 6:20 p. in. car
ries pn-onst r from licre to nnej.
coi.riini's mmoi' cn.
I'ausenKernrrive fnm Sioux City
leave- for Sioux Citj . .
Mixed leaver for Sioux Citj
... !i.S0p. m
730 a. m
... lift) p. m
FOIl W.11ION AND CKDMl 11 trill.
Mixed leaves .
. 2.50 p. m
..12-15 p. m
tyAll notices under this luvtdinK will be
tiarsed at the rate of $2 a e.ir.
A LEBANON LODGE No M. A. V. X A. M.
-JkUeular iiuvtinRS 2d Wi-dnoMlaj in each
XX nth. AH br.:thren invited to attend.
r E. 11. ClIOlBEHS, W. M.
Gus. G. HECUEtt. Sec'y. -i"U
p meets Tuesday evenings oi eacu
week at thoir tiall on liuneemu
btrt-et. VisiUnB Urelliren coraiaiiy
invited L C. NEWMAN, . u.
W.lt."NonTOS. Sec'y. 4 27jan91-tf
COLUMBU CAMP No. 35. WOODMEN OF
the World. Hii-etB overTbecond and fourth
Thnrsdass of the month, 730 p. in., nt Oehlnch s
Hall Thirteenth t-treet. Hesular attendance is
very desirable, and all visiting brethren are cor
dially invited to meet with ns. jan23-H5
REORGAMXKUUrtunLit yr luiiiuwmi
Saints hold regular Beryicea everj- Sunday
EORGANIZED CHURCH OF LATTE1UDAY
EVANG. I'ttUl. VJilUlvun. luwiu. nviuiiu.
Service every Sunday at 103C a. m. Bap
tiams. marriaBesand,fnneral sermons are con
ducted by the Par-tor in tho German and English
languages. Residence. Washington Ave. and
Eleventh streets. ..-.-. r .
14nov-'91 E- De Gelleb, Pastor.
t 2 P. in.. iraj er meeiuiK yu iiiui-.j c..
:mm---j Uieir chapel, corner of'orth street and Pacific
iV "vhne All are cordially invited.
V , 5mwSb9 ElderH. J. HDDaox. President.
4 Baby buggies at Herrick's. 3
" Picture frames at Herrick'a. 3
Dr. Evans went to Kearney Friday.
Hayden Bros., Dry Goods, Omaha.
Dr. Xaumann, dentist, Thirteenth
. street, tf
; . j. M. Gondring was in Humphrey
-Rev. Martin of Kearney waa in the
Dr. T. R. Clark, Olive street. In
office at nights.
W. L. Randall is the new depot
agent at Duncan.
A fine snow Sunday, deep enough to
cover the ground.
SSHnb-gore Congress shoes $1.25
at von Bergen Bros. 1
Born, March 11, to Mrs. Frank
Knapp. a daughter.
Dr. L. C Toss, Homeopathic physi
cian, Colnmbus, Nebr.
Seed corn for sale, 75 cents a bushel.
M. Hoagland, Richland, Nebr.
i Choice table batter 13 cts.
Ta pound at Oeblrich Bro's.
Elsewhere we publish by request the
call for a non-partisan mass meeting.
Charles Segelke and J. H. Kersen
brock were in Humphrey Thursday.
Bring your orders for job-work to
this office. Satisfaction guaranteed, and
work promptly done, as agreed upon.
For this Week
One lot of fine BILK
and WOVE MIX goods
worth up to 85c, AQt
yd. 40 in wide.
For this Week
All colors, that sold for
25c, now going 1 Qa
for this week at '-'
Wash Silks, Kfty
24 in. wide 0JI
yd. High class novel
ties in Silks for waists
and trimmings. Very
For this Week
The remainder of the
last two weeks'
Soiled Handkerchiefs 1
Going this week Op
each. Come quick.
Krpablican Mass Oonvention.
Thursday evening, March 14th, at 8
o'clock,- the republicans of the city are
requested to meet at the City Hall, for
the purpose of nominating mayor, cleik,
treasurer, eugineer, police judge, one
councilman for each ward, two members
of the board of education for the full
term, and one to fill vacancy, and to
transact any other business that may
properly come before the convention.
Br order of Committee.
Mrs. Frank Plageman is very sick.
fine lino of folding beds at Her-
W. H. Munger of Fremont was in
ne cfty Monday.
"D J ""'
Revenue Collector North was in the
city over Sunday.
Miss Meta Hensley is confined to the
house by sickness.
L-Fine enameled and gilt iron bed
sfea'ds nt Herrick's. 2
Drs. Evans and Geer were in Omaha
Tuesday of last week.
Mrs. Hnber and her son John will
return home next week.
robin tables, .
hare arrived, those nice dining
at Herrick's. 2
Monday week eggs were 18 cents a
dozen, Monday last 10 cents.
Adolph Kurth had his foot badly
crushed last week in a hay press.
Mrs. James McAllister has been very
sick caused by her advancing years.
Lute North was laid up in bed with
the grippe a couple of days last week.
Mrs. J. C. Fillman writes from Chi
cago of a blizzard there the past week.
Guy C. Barnum, jr.. of Idaho has
been visiting his parents the past few
"There have been times when demo
crats were terribly opposed to a third
A Madison county farmer purchased
S75 worth of seed Wednesday of Oehl-
Charles Meek, here for the past year,
left Thursday for his old home at Pales
John Plumb says that rye has passed
through the winter all right and looks
Fred. Hauter and family havo been
seriously afflicted with the grippe for
the past week.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the A. O.
H. will meet in the Maennerchor Hall
Abel Coffey who has been very ill
with liver trouble was reported some
The Columbus orchestra were called
to Madison Friday evening to furnish
music for a dance.
f Farm loans at lowest rates and best
" Money on hand, no delay.
Becher, Jaeggi & Co.
Michael N. Huck has been appointed
postmaster at Schuyler, G. H. Wells'
term having expired.
L-H. J. Arnold, M. D., physician and
surgeon. Two doors north of Brod-
fnehrer'8 jewelry store, tf
hlc-Mrs. Anna Warren is prepared to
give lessons in voice culture on Fridays,
Saturdays and Mondays. tf
A load of baled corn stalks was
brought to town Saturday, the first we
have ever noticed on the market.
Rev. Bross has closed the revival
services held for six weeks with marked
interest, at the Methodist church.
Platte Center public schools were
closed Friday because of scarlet fever,
three cases having been reported.
Friday last Joo Bdnubh'-.'sold to
Wiggins & Lewis four hogs that weighed
1860 pounds, and brought him $6L
Leo Geitzen and his sister Miss
Lena went to Central City this week to
take charge of their farm near that town.
J. 8. WeUs has purchased the in
terest of his brother, O. L. Baker, in the
Hereafter Camp 299 Modern Wood
men of America meet at K. of P. hall on
As the county supervisors meet at
the same time as we fro to press, we can
not give their proceedings this week.
3. M. Bnasom went to Columbus
Saturday to have an operation performed
on bis throat, says the Fullerton Post.
There waa snow Tuesday of last
week, enoajrh to cover the ground, north
of Shell creek. Only a few flakes fell
Uvte Bergen Bros, nave received a
nw lovff tin and glad steelwaVe
Call on hem for bargainsm these
lines. 1 V "
Sheriff Mensing of Valley county
passed through the city Monday on his
way to Norfolk with a patient for the
Two cars of lumber were hauled out
on Shell Creek Monday, for building two
new bridges, one near Loseke's and
Prairie schooners passing through
every day in abundance, doubtless re
turning to their old homes in Western
Now is the time to subscribe for The
Jodbnal and the Semi-Weekly Lincoln
Journal, both for S2.year, when'-paid
Quarterly meeting-eervicee at the
Methodist church Sunday evening next,
the presiding elder to be present. Love
feast at 6:30.
J. S. Wells has resigned his position
as deputy clerk of the district court and
Charles Segelke, jr., has been appointed
as his successor.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. O'Brien was not expected to live
Tuesday morning, caused from a relapse
of the scarlet fever.
Mr. Schupbach having resigned as a
member of the school board, there will
be three members to choose at the com
ing spring election.
Rev. Dr. Elliott's theme for next
Sunday morning's sermon will be: "The
tender mercies of the wicked." In the
Samuel H. Anderson, president of
the Genoa State Bank, died suddenly at
his residence, March 1. His remains
were taken to Decatur, 111.
Frank Baker is home again from
Omaha, where he has been attending
commercial school the past six months.
His father is very seriously ill.
Mrs. M. Yogel and son Anthony
started Monday the 4th for North War
nen, Indiana, called thither by the ser
ious sickness of Mrs. Vogel's mother.
Occasionally there is a load of corn
for sale, and Saturday there were several
loads of oats. Farmers are beginning to
make arrangements for feed and seed.
It is understood that Julius Ras
mnssen will start a bakery in the room
lately occupied by him as a grocery.
Everybody will wish Julius prosperity.
Miss Grace Clark has returned from
teaching a six months' term of school in
Jefferson county. She visited a few
days in Lincoln with Miss Clara Weaver.
The American people, following the
example of Washington, are opposed to
the third-term system of official service.
Give somebody else a chance, once in a
W-Becher, Jaeggi & Co. insure build
ings and personal property against fire,
lightning and cyclones, in good and
reliable companies at lowest current
P. W. Beerbower has recently made
a tour of Nance and Boone counties on
business, finding several choice pieces of
land, and making a sale of a quarter
J. J. Lackey had a very fine pair of
O. L C. pigs at AbtB barn Saturday,
which he had just received at a cost of
$67. They surely were beauties, and
The A. O. H. and the Ladies' Aux
iliary will have a union meeting in the
Maennerchor Hall next Monday evening.
A program will be given and refresh
We notice by the Osceola Record
that Farmer Remi Miller of Clear Creek
has put up seven big loads of ice, and
that he purposes having plenty of ice
cream next summer.
The Norfolk school board recently
took a vote on the retention of Superin
tendant Hornberger and the Journal
reports the result: For retention, none;
against retention, five.
The total eclipse of the moon Sunday
night about nine doubtless took place as
announced, but it was too cloudy at our
station to notice the moon passing
through the earth's shadow.
J. A. Barber's change of advertise
ment in today's Journal will attract the
attention of those who are in need of
goods in his line, and who wish to secure
the most and the best for their money.
Rev. F. Reichardt will preach in
German next Sunday afternoon at 2:30
in the M. E. church. Subject: "Die
zengen dee Kampfes in Gethsemane."
The German public is cordially invited.
tJpecial BAKQArNS. In Nance and
Bopue counties, I have special bargains
in quarter and half sections of improved
lands, at 20 to 30 per cent less than usual
prices. P. W. Beerbower, Columbus,
At Norfolk, Miss Phillips, the evan
gelist, has bad remarkable success, as
the word goes, 150 persons having pro
fessed a change of heart under her
preaching. Her next field of labor is
Otto Pohl was out calling last even
ing. He started out on his wheel but
he walked home. A friend called at the
same place and seeing his wheel set it to
one side. Otto thought he was minus a
wheel. Fremont Tribune.
Mrs. J. S. Henrich entertained a few
friends Tuesday evening in honor of her
niece, Miss Lydia Bloedorn, of Platte
Center. A very pleasant evening was
spent, with music and games. A deli
cious lunch was served by the hostess.
On Sunday, March 17th, at Grace
Episcopal church, the Rector will preach
on the following topics: 11 a. m., "St
Patrick the Missionary"; :30 p. m.,
Popular Misconception as to the Epis
copal church Corrected" That it coun
tenances Objectionable Amusements."
Hearty congregational singing.
Drs. Martyn, Evans & Geer have
rented the Mrs. Winterbotham building
for an office, Mrs. Winterbotham retain
ing the Kitchen and room for her own
use, and acting as janitress for the
The newspaper men of Lincoln and
members of the fraternity who are in
the legislature tendered A. L. Bixby a
banquet a few nights ago, the occasion
being ia honor of Bixby's new book,
It waa reported here Wednesday
that, on the previous Saturday night
Fraak Kenyon of Oconee had left his
hoaie for no known cause, and gone it is
not known where. Circumstances show
a deliberate intention to abandon his
E. D. Fitzpatrick's
8COCK oi spring ury
Goods all in. We lead
in styles and prices.
Follow the crowd.
On Friday evening last at Grace
Episcopal church a Christian Endeavor
Chapter was organized with a member
ship of twenty-one. The officers are:
President, Rev. C. S. Brown; vice presi
dent, Miss Elsie Morse; secretary, Mr. E.
Pearsall; treasurer, Miss Ida Martin.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Y. M:
CA. will give u social at the residence
of Mrs. Henrich, Fourteenth and Olive
streets, next Tuesday evening March
19. A good program will be rendered
and refreshments served. Admission 10
cents; refreshments 10 cents. All are
According to the Madison Reporter,
Judge Harris, who was a few weeks ago
released from the asylum at Norfolk, has
been at his old tricks of beating his wife
and breaking up the furniture of his
home. Elmer Pickard was fined ten
dollars and costs for giving Harris a
bottle of whiskey.
March 20th, beginning at 2 p. m.,
the missionary convention of the Pres
byterian church for this district will be
held at their church in this city, and
Miss Russell, a student at the State
University, will have charge of the ex
ercises. Representatives of a number of
churches will bo present and everybody
The I. O. G. T. lodge at Creaton in
vited the lodge here to come over Friday
night last to a banquet and they were
treated splendidly. Those who went
from here were: Messrs. Scott, Borders,
Knapp, Anderson, Saterlee, Bisson,
Pillings, Poffel, Misses Mary O'Leary,
Mabel Anderson, Mesdaraes Saterlee,
Bloom and Wolford.
Norfolk has outstanding SHOO in
certificates of indebtedness and the sum
is likely to be largely increased before
any of the funds are available for draw
ing warrants againBt them, says the
Journal. So it seems that other cities
besides Columbus have "indebtedness
not evidenced by warrants," and properly
payable to individuals.
-F. H. Rusche, the harness maker on
EEtonth street, opposite Lindel hotel,
will sell yon harness inado by experienced
workmen from the best oak-tanned
leather for the eamo money that-youan
buy factory-made harness at. It will
pay you to come from far and near to see
them for yourselves. I have a large
stock of all 6tylos of harness on hand.
C. Scheumann, living near Ulysses,
is troubled with a six-penny wire nail in
his stomach. It has been there some
forty days, and he is unable to retain
food, so that ho is very much reduced in
flesh. He was carrying some nails in his
mouth while chasing hogs that had
broken through a fence, and in taking a
quick breath the nail went down his
Nebraska's congressmen are making
arrangements to distribute their quota
of 15,000 packages of seeds from the
government agricultural department,
among those who will be most benefited
by them. In counties where there is no
relief committee, Congressman Meikle
john will designate the county clerk,
county treasurer and county judge to
act as distributors.
Please send to C. L. Ingersoll, direc
tor experimental station, Lincoln, the
name and address of any person in your
county who has any land Bown to alfalfa.
The experiment station is to issue anoth
er bulletin on this subject, and the
director wishes to get the actual expe
rience of growers in the state, as well as
the total acreage sown. The bulletin,
when issued, will be sent to you.
Joe Rohart, a son of Fabian Rohart,
received a bad cut on his right knee
from a sharp hatchet which he was
using. Dr. Metz dressed the wound and
it is hoped the patient will recover the
full use of his knee Mrs. Albert
Wilde has returned from Columbus,
where she has had a cancer successfully
removed by Dr. Voss without the use of
the knife. Humphrey Democrat.
Thursday evening of next week,
March 20th, at the Presbyterian church,
Mr. McKean, a medical, missionary doc
tor, who has lived five years in Laos,
will deliver a lecture upon thai far-away
people. Those who have heard him Bay
his lecture is a great treat, the subjeat
being illustrated by large charts. The
lecture is free and everybody is invited.
A collection will be taken to defray ex
penses. When the county board had con
cluded checking up the books and
accounts of the county treasurer's office
and the balance had been found correct
Commissioner Chase asked for a state
ment from the bank of deposit showing
the money to be actually on hand. This
was ngnt. unase reiusea u sign toe
settlement papers until satisfactory evi
dence was produced showing that the
cash was on hand. Schuyler Herald.
Last Friday night the literary at
Drinnin's school house attracted con
siderable attention, keeping the crowd
until midnight?wrth recitations, songs,
The Comical Gazette of Spookey Hol
low, and the debate on the silver ques
tion, J. C. Byrnes and J. S. Freeman ar
guing against R. S. Dickinson, the latter
receiving the decision of the judges,
four to one. The next meeting of the
society will be at the- Reed school house
next Friday week, the question being.
"Is more knowledge gained through
books or travel," S. P. Drinnin affirma
tive, Miss Ella Byrnes negative, each to
choose an assistant.
Friday last Will. Lockhart's team
got frightened and suddenly started to
run, jerking the lines out of Will's,
hands, throwing him off the hay ladders
and bruising him considerably without
breaking any bones or doing serious in
jury. After throwing him out, the team
tore through a fence without however,
doing any injury to themselves, or to
their load except overturning the wagon.
The ice gorged in the Loup river
just above the bridge this week, and
crowded the river out onto the land.
Several hundred acres were submerged,
but at this time it has subsided enough
to let the teams cross. It is thought
that there is not enough water in the
river to start the gorge, which is about
three miles long, but should a big rain
fall, nothing could save the bridge.
The abler people of Monroe town
ship have organized to provide feed and
seed for the people of their township,
who are unable to supply themselves.
They have taken this course in preference
to taking the money of the county. We
think this method will probably cost
thenTmore money than to have it done
by the county, but it is to their honor
that they propose to provide for the ne
cessities of the people in any way.
A former Seward man writing a
lengthy letter from Oregon, gives par
ticulars about' his new home, closing as
follows: "I will say this much for Nebraska-,
I do not believe there is a state
in the union that has built up and in
creased in value as she has during the
past fourteen years. The darkest time
is just before day and I expect before
another year rolls around to read that
Nebraska again stands at the front, with
big crops and good times."
The bubble has burst. Last week
our farmers had their hopes raised by
the proposition of the board of trade
furnishing seed and grain and taking
notes for the same payable after the crop
had matured, but this, like other
schemes, has gone glimmering. About
the only hope left is for a number of
farmers to join together and buy their
grain by the carload from parties in
Iowa or Illinois, with whom they are
acquainted, and pay for the same next
fall. Central City Nonpareil.
h ne-enterprise-nr townsman,
Join Schmooker, left a samnVe package
of malt coffee at our office He repre
sents the MaltCsffeo Co., of cBkimbus,
Nebr., and claimffthat these geods are
far Bwparior as a (healthful driffaHhan
Mocha of Java bean! coffee. The Malt
Coffee uo-aeiect tne msx oariey maion
the marke cleans the slme thorougl
roasts it, afidfrnks it flTtaeat, artii
packages containing one fcound. It
said to be a fcnrrMhfnT, pleaiant and
cheap substitute lor coffee, aniHftr sale
at the grocery stoi
The alarm was sounded Thursday
forenoon at 11:15 for a small fire, caused
by a defective flue, in tho old jewelry
store-building on Nebraska avenue. O.
L. Baker had the fire out by the time the
firemen were on the ground ready for
business. Loss nominal. On Wednes
day morning at 4:30 there was a small
blaze near Baker's barn, a coal-house
having caught, it is supposed, from a
pile of ashes no particular damage, but
if the fire had not been noticed in time,
it might have done very considerable
damage. The whistle at the waterworks
is an ear-opener.
The deadly slingshot has added
another victim to its long list. One of
Mose Campbell's little boys was acci
dentally shot in the eye by a playmate
last week. Dr. Gilligan treated the
wound and says while the boy will prob
ably not loose the sight of the eye, the
iris was ruptured and may never entirely
recover. The slingshot should be sup
pressed by ordinance and the eternal
vigilance of parents. They are a source
of great amusement to the war-like
youth, but at the same time they are a
menace to the well-being and safety of
the multitudes. O'Neil Frontier.
On Saturday of next week a joint
session of the Madison and Platte county
teachers' association will be held at the
high school at Humphrey, beginning at
ten o'clock and continuing through the
day and evening. The program (which
we will publish next week), includes
arithmetic, number work in first grado,
ethic culture, natural reading, elements
of a successful teacher, general informa
tion in the school room, the teacher and
the problems of the day, child study,
incitements and an address by J. M. File
of Wayne What shall we teach? All
teachers in attendance are to be furnish
ed free dinner and supper by citizens.
In a legal notice in one of the north
ern counties we find the following
"That said Farmer's Loan and Trust
Company and James F. Toy are holding
each a pretended tax deed on said land
which the plaintiff seeks to have de
clared null and void and set aside on the
grounds that the same was not issued
under the county treasurer's official
So that thus soon do the fruits of a
just decision of the supreme court ap
pear. Doubtless many a poor mortgagor
who thought he was not able to fight
these people to a finish in-the courts, has
submitted to a twenty per cent rate on
taxes paid by him when it should not
have been more than ten at tho farthest.
Messrs. Richards, West, Devries and
Dolezal of Fremont have established a
manual training academy in that city in
honor of Gen. Fremont, whose name the
city bears. It is to be for both boys and
girls, time to be equally divided between
manual and mental exercise. The in
struction in tools is to include carpentry,
wood turning and carving, pattern mak
ing, iron chipping and filing, forge work,
brazing and soldering, etc. There is
also to be instruction in cooking, plain
sewing, dress making and millinery, and
a technical course embracing chemistry,
chemical engineering, civil and mechan
ical engineering, electricity and electrical
engineering, drawing, modeling, archi
tecture, mining engineering and miner
alogy. The incorporators start with
$500, but expect the sum to be increased
by subscriptions, donations and other
wise. We congratulate our sister city
on the enterprise which they manifest in
educational matters, and this last" is one
of the evidences of up-to-date work.
Every community shonld have just such
a school, more or less extensive, accord
ing to the number of pupils to be accom
modated. In cities where established
they are usually a constituent part of
the public schools.
THE TBUTH OF IT.
THE SIX MEN OF THE COUNCIL SEEM
TO BE RIGHT.
There is as Deabt at They are Right.
Buee-abe 1 met Basis.
I am pleased to note that the mayor in
his column and a half article in last
week's Telegram, "tearing in shreds the
flimsy arguments of the oouncilmen in
support of the unpatriotic position of
the council," is principally confined to
throwing dust in the eyes of the "dear
people," rather than questioning the
accuracy of the report The mayor says
"the manner in which Councilman Gray
has ignored the finance committee in this
matter by having a purely financial
measure referred to the committee on
judiciary, can be accounted for, no doubt,
through a desire to have the advice and
counsel of a man so 'thoroughly conver
sant' with the subject under discussion."
Had the mayor's article been prepared
by a sub. in his office (who was not famil
iar with the membership of the commit
tees), the above might be readily account
ed for; but the mayor being fully aware
that a majority of the members of the
finance and judiciary committees are the
same and have the same chairman, it
seems that the above quotation was in
tended rather to throw dirt, than light
on the subject.
I am pleased to note that while the
mayor seems somewhat annoyed by the
presumption of the chairman of the com
mittee on finance in presenting a "so
called" "financial statement," showing
the actual condition of the funds in the
city treasury Feb. 1st, 95, he does not
challenge the correctness of same.
As to the mayor's "statement of our
resources applicable to the payment of
our general expenses for the fiscal year
commencing May 1st, 1895" I have but
one comment, that if the levy of 1891 is
now "intact," the levy of 1895 will doubU
less be "intact," at this date in 1896.
Hence, as a starter, you may deduct
34513.00 from said statement, not one
cent of which will be available as cash in
treasury during 1895.
I will admit that the city can draw
warrants against said levy, to be endors
ed "payment refused for want of funds,"
but such warrants would remain unpaid
until such time as the taxes were collect
ed in 1896 or later.
Other items are doubtless equally
reliable as a source of information. This
brings us back to the real issue between
the mayor and the council: Shall the
business of the city be conducted on a
cash basis, or shall we go back into the
old rut, and issue warrants against the
tax levy, or against funds in the treasury?
Allow me to again call your attention
to the undisputed fact that, taking the
city treasurer's official report to the
council, dated Feb. 1, '95, and deducting
bills allowed the same date; there actu
ally remained cash in the hands of the
city treasurer, in round numbers one
hundred ($100) dollars, while there
should have been $1226.91 on hand on
account of interest on water works
bonds, showing an actual deficit of over
$1100.00. And still the mayor, the Tele
gram and the organ of the junior oil
inspector are alarmed about a surplus.
S. C. Gbay.
The following is shown by the city
treasurer's report for January, 1895.
General f and on hand, $ 71 51
Occupation tax fund, 851 59
Waterworks fond, mnintainint;, 221 33
Waterworks fnnd, interest on bonds, 1,22(5 91
Special sidewalk fnnd 48 99
Street, alley and highway fund, 46 ft
Special police fund $ 33 96
Platte river bridge bond fnnd, ... 33 81
Loop river bridge bond fnnd, 139 31
Balance on hands in city fnnd $2,263 71
City indebtedness to J. F. llerney, cash
advanced for coal 1,616 45
I hereby certify that the above report
is true and correct to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
Joseph F. Bebney.
The debate between J. J. Dodds and
John Freeman on one side and R. S.
Dickinson on the other, at the Bismark
school-house proved to be of considerable
interest, along with the remainder of the
program, but for such great problems,
which engage the earnest thought of
public men, more time should bo given
for presenting viows than a 15-minute
speech or two. Dodds and Freeman
spoke in favor of the free and unlimited
coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1,
as compared with gold, while Dickinson
opposed the proposition. The affirma
tive asserted that the silver dollar was
the unit of value from 1792 to 1873; that
the prices of produce and labor had
fallen continually since the demonitiza
tion of silver, and the establishing of a
Binglo gold standard; open the mints of
the government to the unlimited coinage
of silver on the basis of 16 to 1, and thero
would be such a flood of prosperity as
this country has seldom seen, setting to
work tens of thousands of men now idle,
and giving to tho people the natural
wealth that belongs to them, a gold and
silver basis for their currency, the
double basis being stronger than either
one alone, more permanent, and less
liable to sudden fluctuations. The neg
ative asserted that the treasury was
overloaded with silver; that you can get
silver any time in exchange, but it is
weighty and bulky, and people don't
want it the fact being that there is now
in circulation all the silver that tho
people desire to use in the transaction of
their business; there is no lack of money
in the country, the statistics showing
that in 1892 there was on deposit in the
various banks of the United States 870
per capita; the farm laborer can buy
more for his wages than he could in
1873 it don't cost so much to raise a
bushel of corn or wheat as it did then.
The decision was given by the three
lady judges in favor of the affirmative, by
a vote of two to one.
Wednesday evening, March 13th, at 8
o'clock, everybody interested in the wel
fare and good government of the city is
invited to be present for the purpose of
placing in nomination a non-partisan
By obdeb of Committee.
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of Columbia on a Friday. Fort
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Fredericksburg was bombarde
battle of Gettysburg was endi
HATE A LARGE STOCK
my own growing, of the following varieties. I will sell this spring in
large lots, on six months time at
LITTLE RED ROMANTTE,
HEEY RAGATZ & CO.,
Eleventh Street, -
We invite you to come aud see us. "Wc regard tho interests of our
patrons as mutual with our own, so far as our dealings are concerned our
part of the obligation being to provide and oner
Good - Goods - at - Fair Prices.
-EVERYTHING KEPT that is expected to be found in a first
class, up-to-date grocery store.
Mrs. J. C. Fillman is in Chicago.
P. W. Beerbower was in Fullerton
F. L. Sisson of St. Edward was in
J. P. Walker of the Humphrey Demo
crat was in town yesterday.
Miss Katie Hayes of Platte Center was
visiting friends in the city last week.
Mrs. Coulter has returned home after
a six months' sojourn with relatives in
Texas and Missouri.
Miss Pearl Bonesteel, who has been
visiting friends hero several weeks, re
turned Monday to her home at Gales
Mrs. S. L. McCoy returned last week
from. -Ohio -where she was called by the
serious illness of her father, who was
better when she left.
Clakk Tuesday morning, at 12:30,
Louise Bauer, wife of Dr. T. R. Clark.
The deceased gave birth to a child
(still-born) Saturday morning last. Up
to the time of giving birth to her child,
she was in excellent health, being in the
city on Thursday last.
She was the youngest daughter of the
late T. C. Bauer, a niece" of tho late J. P.
Becker, youngest sister of Mrs. F. H.
Rusche. Some two years ago she was
married to Dr. T. R. Clark of this city.
She was born May 9, 1859.
The funeral services will bo held at
2:30 Thursday, from the Lutheran church
Mrs. Clark's departure to the "Land
where no night is" will be very sincerely
mourned by all who knew her. Unob
trusive, quiet, she loved her friends, and,
under Providence, they wore everything
to her. Giftod in an unusual degree
with mental ability, sho used her time
and talent for others, and especially was
devoted to her aged mother, who with
husband, sister, and numerous relatives
have the sympathy of their friends in
A. L. Bixby was in town Friday and
had a number of copies of his new book
"Driftwood" with him, which were all
taken before he loft town in tho after
noon, with a strong demand for more,
The book is printed on very neat, ivory
finished paper, with a binding in cloth,
and will grace the table of many homes
in Nebraska. The contents are poems
selected from Bixby's writings for the
State Journal and "other papers that
would insert them withouf charging
Bpace rates." In the preface Bixby says
friends have done all they could to dis
parage tho publication but notwithstand
ing that, the reader may prepare for
another volume. The first edition of
one thousand volumes ia going liko "hot
cakes." Bixby is among the better class
of American comic poets and wnters.
One of the main characteristics of Amer
ican humor is that exaggeration of facts
that makes a story ludicrous, and serves
a momentary delight iu the reading, and
there is abundance of this in Bixby's
verses. Now and again is a deeper vein
of sentiment or pathos which shows a
faculty for more serious work, which
might be improved did not the possessor
of it have so much "space-writing" to do.
It makes it all the more interesting to
read a book when you are well acquaint
ed with the author, and those who have
enjoyed Bixby's random rhymes will be
Bure to want this volume, which bears a
handsome likeness of Nebraska's poet
humorist. W. K. C. Social.
The Woman's Belief Corps will give a
10-cent social at the E. of P. hall next
Saturday evening, March 16. Refresh
ments will bo served and the following
program carried out:
Paper "War". RL Roesiter
Recitation Miss Abbie Hurd
Song. Miss Mary Turner
"Suwanee River" in Delsarte
Mrs. C. A. Brindley
Violin solo G. A. Schroeder
Recitation Miss Ida Martin
.Vocal solo Mrs. Anna Warren
OF .CHOICE three-year old apple ti
a low figure
WHITNEY, No. 3ft,
Wednesday last at 4 p. m., the board
met pursuant to adjournment, all
Minutes of the two previous meetings
were read and approved.
The superintendent's monthly report
was read and placed upon filo. The re
cent term examinations evidence good
work on the part of both pupils and
teachers. The number of pupils en
rolled during tho year is 739; number
belonging for February, G03; avenige
daily (utondanco 542; per cent of attend
ance 93.73; number of visits by superin
tendent, 66; by school board 10; by oth
ers 101. Miss Taylor's room earned tho
half holiday with an average attendance
of 97.7 per cent, and only ten minutes
lost by tardiness during the month.
A petition signed by Messrs. Clark,
ErnBt, Schroeder, Magill, Elsass and
others asking for a two months' contin
uance of the suburban school beyond
the time contracted for was read, and
after remarks by Henry, Galley, Leh
man and Turner, it was decided that tho
time be extended one month with the
understanding that if the attendance is
short during that month, the school
close. The teacher's report showed the
number belonging to be 12; average at
tendance for February 8. Mr. Ernst
made tho statement that during the
severely cold weather it was almost im
possible for youngest pupils to attend,
and, as at least some of the largest came
to town to school, it would probably be
best hereafter to have fall and spring
No action was taken upon the commu
nication of P. S. Griffin in regard to his
bill for hauling coal 81; hauling wood
75c, chopping the same 81, and on which
the board had allowed 81.50, all told.
The resignation of D. Schupbach as
member of the school board, after a
continuous service of fourteen years,
was tendered, with best wishes for the
board and f&r the schools of the city.
There was some discussion as to whether
tho resignation should be accepted to
take effect at the close of this meeting,
or at the close of tho school year, and
the former was thought best as in that
case there would be no doubt of a va
cancy to be filled by election, as the
The committee on text books, to whom
had been assigned the duty of invoicing
tho books on hand, etc., made report,
and after some discussion, on motion of
a member of the committee, tho report
was referred back for correction.
Certain recommendations of the super
intendent were adopted.
The proper officers were authorized to
draw from the county treasurer funds on
hands at the expiration of the month for
tho payment of teachers.
Tho superintendent reported 845 in bis
hands for tuition from non-resident
pupils in attendance.
Most of the bills presented were allow
ed, and warrants ordered drawn, except
those for text-books, which were carried
St. Catharine Heading Circle.
Will meet with the Misses McMahon,
Wednesday, March 13th, at 8 p. m.
Quotations from Our Saviour's maxims.
Church history. Sec. 33 to 38, pages
93 to 111.
Physics, review questions, pages 164-5.
Bible study, chapters iv to xiv. St.
English thought, pages 23 to 33.
Biography of Mozart with principal
works. Miss McMahon.
Instrumental solo, selection from Bee
thoven. Miss Fitzpatrick.
Character sketch of Raphael. Miss M.
Recitation. Miss Mae Cusbing.
it. unicKenng pi
ie Mahogany pi3 S200,
1 Parlor organ 3m worth S85.
1 Sewing machmeSiyorth 335.
1 Bicycle, pneumatic tse, 330, worth
$65. F. HAfeair&Co.
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