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WEDNESDAY. APRIL 10. 1895.
Dowjtcko's foundry at Lincoln was
destroyed by fire Friday, loss 820,000,
What we have been passing through
in this country in the way of public ad
ministration, is termed by Goldwin
Smith, "a liquidation of mismanage
ment." The 12-year-old son of W. P. Brown of
Fullerton, while playing about the barn
Friday week, was kicked by a horse, and
had his skull fractured in a fearful
Friday, the governor signed the gen
eral irrigation bill; that relating to pay
ment of warrant registered; concurrent
resolution designating the golden rod as
the emblem of the state.
A cedar tree, 407 feet in height and 70
feet in circumference at the base, was
recently felled near Ocosto, Washington.
The first limb Bprung CO feet from the
base, and this limb was 7 feet in diameter.
It is really said that some time since a
man in South Dakota was given a life
sentence for stealing three dollars. How
much will Taylor get, who stole some
three hundred thousand dollars, is now
the query, if they ever catch him.
Amoko the abuses that flourish in
different parts of the state is that of
allowing collections to be taken among
the pupils in schools for various pur
poses, and there seems a determination
all around to shut down on the custom.
Gen. IIexry Habndox, the officer of
the Union army who captured Jefferson
Davis, president of the confederacy, says
it is not true that Davis was in woman's
attire when captured. It was a cold
morning, and he did have a woman's
shawl over his shoulders. The story
about hoop skirts is totally false.
Exports of sheep to England show a
good increase, the business for the first
two months of the year being twelve
times greater than that of a year ago.
During January and February the
United Kingdom bought 106,977 sheep in
this country, against 7,904 n year ago
and none for the same period two years
James Lindsay has begun serving a
two-year sentence for the killing of
Fletcher Bobbins in a prize fight in
Plattsmouth. Heretofore Lindsay has
pretended to care very little about his
coming punishment, but when put be
hind the penitentiary walls Thursday
morning he broke down completely and
sobbed like a child.
Dux's Beview says that signs of im
provement are all the more satisfactory
because neither accompanied nor appar
ently produced by n speculative craze.
It is a remarkable feature that the lift
ing this year begins at the bottom, so to
speak; raw materials are raised before
there is any larger demand for their
finished products, a thing not often done
The little town of Craig, over in Burt
county, boasts that it is absolutely un
like all other towns in one respect.
Nobody could be found who was willing
to run for office and so the town had no
election last Tuesday. The old officers
will be compelled to hold over for a year,
and judging from this manifest prejudice
against holding office we suppose thoy
will all suicide. (Fremont Tribune.
There is a very strong tendency for
manufacturing establishments to go to
those sections of the country where they
find their raw products, as for instance
cotton factories going south where they
will be close to cotton, also where they
find cheap coal for steam power. This
one item alone is destined to be of great
benefit to those southern states that
show themselves enterprising above their
Lincoln is discussing their city treas
urer's obligations with reference to the
$21,560 of the city's money .on. deposit
with the Capitol National bank on the
day of failure. The treasurer had receiv
ed in dividends $334. The treasurer
says that the sum now remaining in the
bank is water funds, and he don't cast
any reflection upon the water commis
sioner, nor does he hold him morally to
blame, but the question is, should this
misfortune fall upon me?
Maud, the 5-year-old daughter of Mr.
J. L. Bicher, was playing about a bonfire
at Beatrice Friday when her clothing
caught fire. The cries of the child and
her companions brought the mother to
the scene, and she grasped the child in
her arms and tried to smother the flames
and was frightfully burned herself, both
her hands having nearly all the flesh
burned from them. The child's clothing
was entirely burned from her body, and
after intense suffering the little one died.
Axd now there are people who want to
turn the public school into military
training establishments and place the
moat-approved weapons in their hands
in case of emergency. Let us have no
--standing armies" in this country, or any
semblance of it The old world has ex
pended 'enough blood and treasure on
that line to do the whole earth for all
time to come. There will be provoca
tions to war in abundance without mak
isff it a part of the common-school
Joe Garaean, Jr.
In the house of representatives on
Thursday Myers submitted a report of
the committee appointed to-investigate
World's Fair Commissioner General Joe
Garneau, jr., and the actions of the com
mission as a whole. Myers said that it
had taken weeks of time to prepare the
report, and he desired that it be read in
full It was very voluminous. It made
members weary, and when about two
thirds of it had been completed the
house choked the clerk off by adopting
the report in its entirety. To begin with
the committee found that the system of
bookkeeping employed by the commis
sioner was wretched in the extreme.
According to the report, the state has
been disgraced by the employment of
Architect Voss, who, it appeared, was a
kind of private architect for Garneau.
The commission was charged with hav
ing paid $125 for cutting down eleven
trees, and the same amount for pnlling
the stumps. The total expenses of the
commission had run up to $31,897.33.
Garneau had received $2,969.47 for six
months' work at an annual salary of
$2,000. At most extravagant prices the
commission had purchased exhibits out
side of the state. They had paid $250 to
a young woman to make a butter bust
as an illustration of dairy sculpture.
Promises made by ex-Governor Crounse
had not been kept, and the late chief
executive came in for a rich roast for
what the committee termed his treach
ery. It was claimed that he had forced
Auditor Moore into court at expensive
costs. In answer to Moore's protest
Governor Crounse had said: ''You must
fight it out among yourselves." State
Auditor Moore's course was warmly
commended by the committee. There
were many obscure vouchers on file and
no books or records had been kept.
Some of these vouchers had been dis
allowed and afterwards paid at command
of the courts. One of them was a legal
advice voucher, which was, in itself,
entirely illegal. The Nebraska state
building on the fair ground, which had
cost $20,288.49, had been sold for $75,
but nothing could be discovered as to
where this little sum went to. The man
agement of the Woman's department
received warm praise from the commit
tee. It was shown that it had received
$1,714.45 in donations. Twenty-three
swine exhibitors had drawn $377.20
transportation, and among the flood of
unknown bills was one for laundering a
S. P. Mobley came in for a section of
the roast, he having drawn $3,668.20 for
services performed. For a gold badge
$25 had been charged, but the badge
could not be found. An orange vendor
had paid a round sum for a concession
in the Nebraska section, but there was
no record of this money having ever been
received. The report winds up with a
recommendation that the governor, with
the assistance of the attorney general,
take all necessary steps to compel Gar
neau to live up to the provisions of the
act of the legislature under which he is
supposed to have been working.
M. A. Hurley of California is owner
and operator of the Lone Star, the Beed
& Hillary and other gold mines in Cale
vares county, California, and used to
really think that the single gold stand
ard was an essential to the stability of
our government and the prosperity of
its people. He has como to see very
differently, however, and says that the
people are simply going to have silver
restored to its place in the currency of
the country. "What we need in this
country are, first, a settled foreign policy,
dignified and commanding; second, a
tariff policy that will not be subject to
any change whatever except those modi
fications which the exigencies of busi
ness may demand; and, third, a currency
system calculated to meet the require
ments of present demands and the future
development of the country. Give us
those and the conntry will take care of
all the rest, and there will be no doubt
but we will be able to do all the business
needful with other countries. I have
been about a great deal of late and I find
the sentiment of the people rapidly crys
tallizing on these points, and that legis
lation of the character needed to bring
about these results will be demanded is
not to be doubted. This is a govern
ment by the people yet, and whatever
they will to do must be done, and I be
lieve will be done."
School authorities in different parts
of the state are endeavoring to ascertain
how many children there are of school
age who are not getting the benefit of a
free school education. Omaha reports
5,330 between the ages of 8 and 14.
Some counties report as low as 68 per
cent of those of Bchool age, enrolled in
the schools. This is one of the weak
places in our school system, and weak
because it is not looked after as it should
be. Sup't. Marble of Omaha suggests
that in taking the next school census,
care should be exercised to locate these
children, and that at least two truant
officers be designated to see that they
attend school for at least the twelve
weeks required by law. He also sue.
gests that some of these children might
bo ineligible for instrnction in the regu
lar grades and require one or more
special schools. If this proved to be the
case he favored combining manual train
ing for the boys and sowing and cooking
for the girls, with the regular course.
While boring a well on the Whitney
place, in the south part of Craig, this
state, the men engaged in the work were
surprised by hearing a rumbling sound
and feeling a shock, which they describe
as electrical. The scene has attracted
hundreds of visitors and various theories
have been advanced. There is a con
stant wind which comes from the orifice
with such force as to cause a roaring
noise, which can be heard for a long dis
tance. The presence of carbonic acid
gas is also noticeable to such an extent
that a lantern lowered three feet from
the top of the well is extinguished. It
is generally thought that a powerful
artesian well will be the result, and much
interest is manifested in it. The well
has been dug sixty feet and bored fifty
eight and piping placed so as to bring
the force to the top of the well.
I hold that every city and town
should be prepared at all times to fur
nish temporary work at low wages to
those who are not able to obtain better
work elsewhere because men must live,
and it is better they should live by earn
ing than by begging or stealing. Say
nothing of the humanitarian aspects of
the case, it is cheaper to provide even
unprofitable labor than to build and
sustain prisons and almshouses. Our
The writer believes that human life
may be extended much longer than peo
ple generally suppose. Sir Benjamin
Bicbardson, an eminent physician of
England, was of opinion that the normal
period of human life is about 110 years,
and that seven out of ten average people
could live that long if they lived in the
right 'way. They should cultivate a
spirit of serene cheerfulness under all j
circumstances and should learn to like
physical exercise in a scientific way. No
man, he says, need be particularly ab
stemious in regard to any article of food,
for the secret of long life does not lie
there. A happy disposition, plenty of
sleep, a temperate gratification of all the
natural appetites, and the right kind of
physical exercises, will insure longevity
to most people.
Gov. Holcomb last week commuted
the sentence of John Bhodes, convicted
of assaulting an officer, to forty days and
that time having been already served he
he was accordingly released from custody
on Monday last. The original sentence
was for ninety days and considering the
circumstances, was a light sentence, and
the action of the governor in interfering
is severely criticised by many of our best
people. What influence was brought to
bear upon the official to secure this
action we do not know, but we trust
there will never be occasion for another
like action in Fullerton. Fullerton
John Oliver, of Pukwana, S. D., was
here today with eighty-six sheep of his
own feeding, which averaged ninety
pounds and brought $U2T. They were
wheat fed and a very good lot. Mr.
Oliver considers wheat much cheaper
than corn, as all the corn has to be
shipped in and costs 60 cents per bushel
laid down in Pukwana. He says that
farmers will feed considerably more
sheep this year if they can raise the
grain to feed them, as the upward ten
dency of prices has nearly restored their
confidence in the animal of the "golden
hoof." Sioux City Journal.
From the Omaha Bee of Tuesday, Inst
week, we clip tho following in regard to
a gentleman who several years ago plac
ed some of his medicine in this city:
Dr. J. B. Moore of Emerson, Iowa, has
been engaged in the manufacture of a
remedy, which he calls "Tree of Life." It
contains alcohol in allopathic doses, but
the doctor had failed to take out a
government permit to carry on the retail
liquor business. The officers gathered
him in yesterday. He acknowledged the
rye, and was bound over to await the
action of the grand jury. He said it was
done by mistake.
Whiskey at a wedding or at any other
kind of a gathering is apt to cause
trouble. There was a wedding held at
John Wragge's place in Stanton county
and conspicuous on the menu was a
fighting brand of fire water. After the
guests had partaken of the wedding
dinner some of them proceeded to overdo
the liquid part of the repast and a free
fight was indulged in, during which one
of the guests UBed a knife and caused
human gore to flow quite freely. The
groom emerged from the scrap, it is said,
with several ounces of blood less than
when he entered. Norfolk News.
All necessary steps for putting into
effect the recent legislation raising all
pensions below $6 to that rating have
been taken by the iension bureau. Low
rate pensioners whose names are liorne
on the rolls of the Buffalo, Chicago, Con
cord, Des Moines, Milwaukee and Pitts
burg agencies received the $6 rating on
April 4, and all like pensioners in other
jurisdictions will be advanced at the next
payment in their district. The change
will add about $1,500,000 to the pension
expenditures, and the cases of about
40,000 pensioners will be affected. So it
is given out from Washington.
Ix the Beview of Reviews for April the
editor discusses recent political events,
especially the doings of the Fifty-third
Congress, the appointment of delegates
to an international monetary conference,
the election of U. S. senators by various
state legislatures, the deadlock in Dela
ware, the constitutional convention in
Utah, the arguments before the Supreme
Court on the constitutionality of the
income tax, the change in the adminis
tration of the Post Office Department,
and other incidents of the month under
Silent criticism, after all, is the most
crushing. This was felt acutely by a
New l'ork gentleman lately who invited
some friends and a connoisseur from
abroad to view his arc possessions.
Picture after picture was passed, with
many encouraging smiles on the part of
the host but without a word in response
from the distinguished guest So pain
ful became the tension, I am told, that
it was a positive relief to every one when
the party broke up. Montague Marks,
in The Art Amateur.
Another Nasty Pest.
The English sparrow overran the
country last year, and he was unani
mously voted a pest This year the Eng
lish goods are overrunning our market,
a much more pestiferous visitation.
Steps were taken to exterminate the of
fending sparrow through immediate
processes; but, notwithstanding the de
termination of the people to relegate
the later British invasion, the coinci
dent ills will have to be borne for two
years more, because of the power of the
present executive head at Washington
to have his own way about the matter,
and that way is against the policy
which would bring relief to American
labor and industry.
Cannot Afford Chasnpogae.
The importers of foreign champagne
at San Francisco are wishing for the
restoration of protection. Under the con
ditions that have existed during the last
two years their sales of champagne have
fallen off to such an extent that the im
ports last year were only one-half of
those during 1893; consequently they
find that the people are able to buy more
champagne when they are prosperous,
and that protection makes them pros
perous. Free Trade Gifts.
Reduced opportunities for employ
ment reduced wages for the employed;
reduced prices for raw material, re
duced earnings for every producer in
the country; reduced exports, reduced
balances of trade and reduced store of
gold in the national treasury these are
the free gifts of the free trade Democ
racy. Owaw a Caaaery.
It is a somewhat illuminating fact
that .the English baronet who presided
at that free trade dinner to Chairman
Wilson in London is now heading an
active protective movement against
American beet Kansas City Journal
Their CalBr Cemeeataeeat.
Manufacturers have not a single ad-
vantage in reaching the foreign market
nnder the provisions of the Wilson bill
which they did not have under the pro
visions of the McKinley law. This was
repeatedly shown to expectant free trad
ers, who wero looking for a wonderful
expansion of our foreign trade tinder the
influence of free raw materials. Every
effort to make them understand that the
McKinley law-provided practically free
raw material, when used in manufac
tures for export was studiously ignored.
Even Mr. Cleveland, who should be sup
posed to know the law, over and over
again gave encouragement to the decep
tive impressions concerning this fact
All this, however, was in the line of con
cealments so cunningly and for a season
so successfully praoticed upon the pub
lic by the perfidious free traders.
World's Markets Closed.
The most evident effect of free trade
is the increase in our imports. When
the present tariff law was under discus
sion, the advocates of the bill freely ad
mitted that, in order to supply sufficient
revenue, an increase in imports would
be necessary. They uluimed that we
would pay for our increase imports with
increased exports. Facts have not justi
fied their assumption. The Gorman bill
closed our manufactories, paralyzed our
industries and tremendously reduced the
volume of our production. Instead of
paying for our imports with our export
products, we are paying for them in
Three That Are Not Oae.
"What can you expect of the financial
question," asks James S. Clarkson,
"with a gold president, a silver senate
and a greenback house?" The question
is well put Springfield Republican.
. City Council.
The council met Friday night, all
being present The minutes of the pre
vious meeting were read and approved.
Councilman Gray in retiring, made a
brief address suitable to the occasion
and expressive of his sentiments towards
council and mayor, for their uniform
courtesy and fairness. The only criti
cism he had to make was with reference
to the mayor's appointment of chief of
police, but he had no doubt the mayor
was actuated by motives of good to the
city. The retiring councilman knew
that the affairs of the city are in good
hands, and hoped that the prosperity of
the city would continue.
The mayor rejoined expressing the
kindest of feelings towards the retiring
councilman, and he said ho knew the
council were losing a good adviser.
While there had been differences of
opinion between himself and the council
during the past year, he assured them
that he had been actuated by no other
motive than to subserve the best inter
ests of the city, and he accorded to the
council the same motive. As to his
appointment of chief of police, he would
say that had the refusal to confirm been
of any other appointment than that of a
peace officer, ho would not have had a
word of complaint to make, but he did
think that if he was a councilman, he
would hesitate many times before he
would refuse to confirm an appointment,
and the grounds of the refusal, indebted
ness of the appointee to the city, he did
not believe would now be contended for.
A chief of polico is not picked up on
every street corner, and it is a position
that yon will find few men, fully capable
to fill, to accept. I believe that the
appointee objected to has earnestly
endeavored to fulfill the duties of tho
office he has held.
He spoke with reference to the good
financial condition of the city; while all
around us, cities of similar size were
struggling to raiso sufficient funds to
pay expenses, our bills are paid on pre
sentation, and this, too, in the face of a
year of great depression.
In closing, he said that while the
council was losing a valued member, he
congratulated the Third ward and the
entire city on tho fact that they were
also regaining one.
The certificates and oath of office of
Mr. Gray's snecessor, M. Wh'itmoyer and
of council men re-elected, Messrs. Galley
and Welch, were filed, and they took
Before this, the mayor had submitted
the following communication:
I return you herewith the ordinance
passed by yon at your session held
March 1, 1895, and will say in connection
therewith that the adoption of an entire
new ordinance, which defines when the
municipal year commences; which pro
vides in absolute terms when the tax
imposed is payable and which otherwise
remedies many of the imperfections in
the ordinance now in force, meets my
As regards section two of this ordin
ance (which is the section defining the
different classes of business taxed and
the rate charged) I will say that I am
still firmly convinced that by the prac
tice of ordinary economy in the general
expenditures of our city, that the neces
sity of imposing an occupation tax to
sought in this ordinance,
does not exist.
However, if the council by their action
have truthfully expressed the wishes of
our citizens, and they are content to be
taxed to the extent of $10,000 per an
num, for the purpose of defraying our
general expenses which will not exceed
$7,000 per annum, they should not be
deprived of so doing by any obieotions
of mine. I therefore give notice of the
approval of the ordinance.
G. W. Phillips,
The bond of city scavenger was filed.
The report of acting chief of police
Phillips for March was filed. It showed
two arrests and fines of $1 each for
drunkenness; one for fighting, tine $2
and costs; three inmates house of pros
titution, fine $3 each.
The report of tho police judge for
March showed $9 paid over to the city
treasurer for March.
The official bond of Wm. Becker as
city clerk in the sum of $500, dated
April 5, 1895, was filed, but as a county
blank had been used and the bond run
to Platte county, it. was referred back
The report of the treasurer was read
and referred to committee on finance.
It shows, in brief:
General fond $M6 03
Occupation tax faad 2304
Water fund, interest on bond. 2083 07
Special sidewalk fond 47 si
Street, alley and highway fond 80 32
r lane river bridge bond 139 12
.1 3 57
. 32 90
$ B5 47
Balance in city funds $3464 90
Balance in license fond, school. 43 00
Bills were allowed as follows: To the
several councilmen SUL50 each, and the
mayor $25, their half-yearly salaries; to
J. S. Murdock $L50; Burt Eberhart
$7.80; each of the three policemen, March
alary $66; Wm. Becker 2.40, and salary
1 three c & w whUlker
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8L50: B;M vP? S;nr?1Dting
Co. 87; J. C. Echols $6.90; J. F. Berney
$78.70; J. H. Galley $&56; E. Pohl $13.65;
H. Bagatz & Co. $43.80; J. Borowiak
$22.70; J. E. Hoffman $2.10; the bills of
the members of boards of registration
$9 each, and the judges and clerks of
election $3 each; J. S. Murdock $10;
W. S. Gardner $1.25; Joseph Flynn $3;
Don Benson $1; A. Heintz $225; U. P.
R. R $8225; L. Schreiber $2.15; O. H.
Davis $10.75; a number of other bills
filed were referred to committees.
Remonstrances on file were read
against Thos. Flynn receiving a license
to sell liquor at retail, alleging the viola
tion by him, during the past year, of the
law under which he seeks a license, in
selling intoxicating liquor to minors; to
habitual drunkards; selling on Sunday;
keeping a disorderly house and allowing
gambling; also keeping the windows of
his saloon blinded, so that a full view
could not be had from the outside.
The remonstrances against Abts as
wholesale and as retail dealer, alleged
the sale of intoxicating liquors to minors
and on Sunday.
Ten o'clock April 10, was set for the
hearing of the Flynn case before the
council, and 3 o'clock the same day for
the Abts cases, provided they can be
Miny Years Ago.
Twenty-four years ago, this week, the
following were among things referred to
in The Journal:
Platte county's first patent is issued
to Clark Cooncy on a potato digger.
The recent charter election at Omaha
gavo the control of the city government
to the republicans.
M. S. Kennedy and family, A. C. Tur
ner and family, and Misses C. and M.
Kennedy have arrived here, from Cadiz,
Last Sunday a heavy wind storm paid
its respecU to Blair, accompanied by
fire prairie tire was one of the great
dreads in those days, and how many
thousands of dollars Nebraska has lost!
The Journal, published at Columbus,
Neb., by M. K. Turner & Co., for neat
ness and good sense, is not excelled by
any journal in the west, thus talked the
North Platte Advertiser, among the first
papers to start west of us in the state.
The Fremont Tribune wagers "two
big red apples that we drive across the
Platte bridge into Saunders county
sometime in July, provided we live and
our old oat spoiler is able to travel."
Seventeen sections of iron tubing are
now on the north bank of the river.
Work has commenced in earnest.
County Clerk Hudson has received a
request from the secretary of the S. C.
fc C. R. R. Co. to ask the commissioners
of Platte county to adjourn their month
ly meeting to the third Monday of April
to receive a proposition which the com
pany will offer in regard to the above
road. We have a road now, but how
different these things come around!
The following paragraph was probably
one of the potent causes of making Ne
braska's patronymic as above, just
adopted: "For every acre or more of
forest trees planted, a deduction of one
hundred dollars annually, for five years
and for the same amount of fruit trees,
a deduction of fifty dollars annually, for
The Bellefontaine, Ohio, Press places
before its numerous readers our invita
tion to come to Nebraska, and remarks
that very many Buckeyes are turning
their eyes westward. There still is
room, and Nebraska, though somewhat
short on crops last season in places,
seems altogether herself again, and as
we write this paragraph, Saturday, April
6th, you would think, from present ap
pearances, that there had never been nny
lack of rain in "The Tree Planters
Nearly a column is devoted to the ex
plosion of the origin of the name of the
Raw-hide as that a white man for say
ing in bravado that he would kill the
first Indian they met, and carrying out
the threat by shooting an Indian maiden,
was flayed nlive by Indians. Rev. O. S.
Dake of Fremont wrote a poem pictur
ing the story, and having some intima
tions that the story was made up, the
editor instituted inquiry and found that
Judge J. G. Higgins of this place knew
of the family of the supposed victim, and
correspondence brought a complete ex
planation of the origin of the story, with
a denunciation of the "infamous slan
der." The Journal remarked: "We
like poetry, but the memory of the dead
should not be blackened to make a
foundation for fanciful rhvmes. The
poets have no license for that kind of
The Platte county grain committee
were in Humphrey Saturday and Mon
day delivering grain to those that ap
plied. P. H. Federson sold the oats to
the trustees for 35 cents; got the corn
from the Omaha Elevator Co. at 38.
The oats will cost the farmers 40 cents,
and corn 50. They sell at those prices
in order to defray expenses.
Supervisor Bender appeared to be of
the opinion that 40 cents was too much
for the oats. He thought 38 would be
plenty. A few will not take the oats, as
they got it from other sources, and have
it sowed. I presume the land owners
got anxious to see the grain in, and
would rather furnish seed than have it
Bender is making lots of friends, and
the chances are that they will urge him
to become a candidate for sheriff this
fall, and why not? They might go
farther and do worse, and the way us
republicans up here feel is, if we must
have a democrat for sheriff would like
one from our part of the county. But,
but, "nuf sed." T. K.
Beview of the weather near Genoa for
the month of March, 1895.
Mean temperature of the month
Mean do same month last rear
Highest daily temperature on 28th. .
ixtweai ao in,
azm oays.. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....
High winds days
Rain or snow fell daring portions of days
Inches of rainfall or melted snow
Do same mo. last year
Greatest am't in 24 honrs on 28th
Snow this month 1.30
vo same moainiast year 0.00
Lunar halos on 6th and 7th.
Parhelia on the 14th.
Violent dust storm on the 21st from
Thunder and lightning with
hail and heavy rain on the 31st.
C. L. S. C.
The Chautauqua Literary and Scien
tific Circle will meet with Mr. and 'Mrs.
F. W. Herrick April 13, at 7:30 p. m. The
following program will be carried out:
Boll call Quotations from George
"Renaissance and Modern Art" chap
ters xvi, xvii, xviii and xix. Mrs. C. A.
"From Chaucer to Tennyson," chapter
viii Mrs. F. W. Broas.
Character sketches. Queen Victoria,
Miss Alice Matthews; Macanlay, Bev.C.
F.Brown; Carlyle, Earl McCoy; Buskin,
Mrs. C. S. Brown; Thackery, Dr. E. H.
Nauman; Dickens, W. A. McAllister;
George Eliot, Mrs. Merrill; Froude, F.
W. Herrick; Browning, Mrs. Nauman.
Real Estate Transfer.
Becher, Jseggi & Co., real estate agents
report the following real estate transfers
filed in the office of the county clerk for
the week ending April 6, 1895:
Stella O. Chambers to Michael SuIk.
lot 3, hi 54, Columbus, special wd.... $ 3tU) 00
C W Zoigler to Leaniler Oerrard. and.
H s swU 5-17-2w; lots 2, 3. 4, sec 7-17-2w;neM
33-13-2w; wJ sU and nVi
sw'i 4-17-2w; eJJ nei 6-17-2w; n5i se'i
24-17-Sw; wH nwi 4-17-2w; wtf no:
nwK boM; noX wU 6.17-2; lot 4 hi
"K" Monroe and lots 1 and 2, bl 4,
Smith's odd to Columbus, wd 3000 00
Andrew Henrich to Platte Center Bap
tist church, lota 5 and 6, bl 2, 1st add
to Platte Center, qcd 1 00
Joseph Steiner to J H Kereenbrock and
Geo Mack, eH neX sec 13 and nw.li
nw17-18-le,wd 2830 00
William Connelly to Bendie Shmitt, pt
neselt 20-20-3w, wd
U P Ry Co to David Davis. se4 se4 27-
Joseph JasuiU to Manrice Langan, nw
li 3-18-2W. qcd
Michael Doody to Mary A Hays, 6dxlt)5,
of KM seli 12-lS-2w, wd 100 00
Eight transfers, total $ 6,452 00
Henry Wallace Oat or the Homestead.
Henry Wallace, whose name is synon
ymous with that of the Iowa Homestead,
of which he has been editor for ten years,
is no longer connected with that paper.
Mr. Wallace has always been a strong
anti-monopolist in fact, the present
Iowa railroad law is largely due to his
efforts in the Homestead. His with
drawal from the Homestead was the
culmination of trouble between him and
the business manager on matters of edi
torial policy, Mr. Wallace wishing the
paper to continue to stand for anti
monopoly principles. Failing in this he
haB become editor of Wallace's Farm and
Dairy, a semi-monthly agricultural paper
published at Ames, Iowa, at fifty cents
per year. Mr. Wallace will be glad to
send free sample copies of his new paper
to his old Homestead friends, or any
others, who will drop him a postal card.
We will send Wallace's Farm and Dairy
and the Columbus Journal one year for
$1.80, payable in advance.
To Chicago and the East.
Passopgera going east for business, will
naturally gravitate to Chicago as the
great commercial center. Passengers
re-visiting friends or relatives in the
eastern states always desire to "take in"
Chicago en route. All classes of passen
gers will find that the "Short Line" of
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Bail
way, via Omaha and Council Bluffs,
affords excellent facilities to reach their
destinations in a manner that will be
sure to give the utmost satisfaction.
A reference to the time tables will in
dicate the route to be chosen, and, by
asking nny principal agent west of the
Missouri river for a ticket over the
Chicago, Council Bluffs & Omaha Short
Line of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St
Paul Railway, you will be cheerfully
furnished with the proper passport via
Omaha and Chicago. Please note that
all of the "Short Lino" trains arrive in
Chicago in ample time to connect with
the express trains of all the great through
car lines to the principal eastern cities.
For additional particulars, time tables,
maps, etc., please call on or address F.
A. Nash, General Agent, Omaha, Neb.
1 To California in a Tourist Sleeper.
Tnlfr' Burlington Route's personally
cold uc ted excursions to the Pacific coast
arevust the thing for people of moderate
meals. Cheap respectable -comfortable
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 $5.00 for a double berth, wide
enough and big enough for two. The
route is over the "Scenic Line of the
World," through Denver, Salt Lako city
and Sacramento. All the wonderful
canons nnd peaks of the Rocky Moun
tains are passed during the day. If you
are going west yon should arrange to
join one of these excursions. They are
the best, the very best, across tho 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
A Timid Traveler
Need never fear to make that contem
plated trip east if he or she will trust to
the Chicago, Union PaciGc & Northwes
tern line. Quickest time. Fewest
changes. Union depots.
For full information call on or address
J. R. Meagher, agent U. P. system. 4-f)t
HEMP SEED TO LOH !
I want to contract with farmers within
hauling distance of Columbus to grow
about a thousand acres of hemp. Will
furnish seed and take pay out of crop
grown. Hare two kinds of seed; small
est variety will produce ten to fifteen
bushels of Beed and lf to ltons straw
per acre; other more straw and less seed.
Hemp stands drouth better than any
crop except alfalfa. Improves land
almost as much as clover and can be
grown twenty years in succession on
same 'land. On good land plowed deep
it made fair crop in 1891. For further
information apply at my office at mill
after 2 p. m. M. Jerome.
Columbus, Jan. 24, 1895. 30-jan-3ra
The Jocbxal is prepared to do all
manner of printing for you, on short
notice, and at reasonable prices. No
matter what you are needing, let us see
what it is, and give yon figures for the
work. We know we can please you. We
are constantly adding to our materia,
and keep our plant up with the times.
ou make the trip via the Chicago,
on .facuic & Aortnwestern line.
Fewest changes to Chicago ami other
eastern cities. Through vestibuled
trains, composed of dining cars, first and
second class sleepers and free reclining
For full information call on or ad
dress J. R. Meagher, agent U. P. iretem.
BECHER, JJEGGI & CO.,
REAL - ESTATE - LOANS - INSURANCE,
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. ,
MONET TO LOAN ON fARM8 at lowest rates of interest, on short or long time, in amount
to sait applicants.
BONDED ABSTRACTERS OF TITLE to all real est ate i n Platte county.
RepraeeatTHELEADINO INSURANCE COMPANIES of the World. Oor farm policies at
the most liberal in use. Losses adjusted, and promptly raid at this office.
Notary Public always ia oflce.
Farm aad city property for sale.
--" eouectioaa of foreiB inheritances and sell steamship tickets to and from all parts
Every day is adding to our list of
subscribers, but there is yet plenty of
room for more. We give you now, The
Journal and the Lincoln Semi-weekly
Journal, both, one year, when paid in
advance, for $2.00. Subscription- can
begin at any time. Now is the time to
subscribe. The Lincoln Journal is issued
Tuesdays and Fridays, and will give yon
a mass of news that you cannot hope to
equal anywhere for the money. Both
Yoar Plain Duty
to make the trip to Chicago on the
Chicago, Union Pacific & Northwestern
line. Why? Time the quickest, solid
vestibuled train, no change of coach at
the Missouri river. Through first and
second class sleepers and dining cars.
For full information call on or address
J. R. Meagher, sgent U. P. system.
The Retttles American
agree that the solid vestibuled trains
of the Chicago. Union Pacific & North
western line distance all competitors
No change or delay at the Missouri
For full information call on or ad
drees J. R. Meagher, agent U. P. system.
Starting with Oct. 15th, 1894, The
Columbus Journal subscription rates
are $1.50 a year, if paid in advance,
otherwise $2.00 a year. Settlemeuts up
to that date must be made on the basis
of the former rate. All premiums now
advertised hold good.
Tuesday afternoon. and are correct and reliable
at the time.
Shelled Corn 43
Floor in 500 lb. lots $rt 00g9 00
Potatoes gogl 15
Fat hogs $3 Mat 25
Fat cows $1 S0C2SO
Fat steers 3 OOftl 00
Feeders 12 50g3 25
Advertisements nnder this head five cents a
M. 8CHILTZ makes boots and shoes in the
tebest stvles. and nsee onlv th rv !.
kthat can he procured in the market. 52-tf
ItRIDtJK NOTICE. KfC.
ERMAN township. Platto county. Nebras
ka, desires to construct throe bridges, and
ihit witrK (tone as follows:
bridge 011 tho ciwt line of section eight.
span to bo lorty-eight foet long; Howe
iron chord, six mlw to be thirtv feet
long, not less than ten inches in diatreteron top.
Approaches fourteen feet long at each end.
Three piles to be twenty-two feet long; three
piles to be sixteen feet long, piles to bo not lens
than ten inches in diamotor on top. All timber
to be oak except the railing, which may !k of
pine. Caps to be eight by ten inched.
One bridge on section ten. Platform bridge.
No truss. This bridge to be forty-four feet long,
three spans. Two spans to be fourteen feet long
each, one span to be sixteen feet long, fonr piles
to be twenty-four feet long, six piles to be six
teen leer. long. AH timber oak. except the rail
ing, which may be of pine. Files not less than
ten inches in diameter on top. Caps to be eight
by ten inches.
One bridge on the section lino between sec
tions eleven and twelve, bridge to bo thirty-two
feet long; two spans of sixteen feet each, two
piles in center to be twenty feet long. Six piles
to be fourteen feet long. AH timber to be oak
except the railing, which may be pine. Filed
not less than ten inches in diameter on
Caps to be eight by ten inches.
The board wish to include in contract, the
material for and driving of eighteen piles on tho
west line or section seventeen, six piles to be
sixteen feet long, twelve piles to be fourteen feet
long, piles not less than ten inches in diameter
office up to 12 o'clock, NOON. Monday, April 3,
itrJa. anu muat be accompanied, in each case, by
good and sufficient bond in twice the sum bid.
for the faithful irformance of the contract, if
The town board reserve the right to reject any
and all bids.
By order of the Itoard.
Hkrm. O. LcrscHEN,
Clerk of Sherman Township.
Addrets: Boheet neat-office. Platte county. Ne
NOTICE OF SALE.
be matter or the estate
of Frank 8. Cnm-
.an incompetent 1
I IS HEUKBY OIVEN that in pnrsu.
,e 01 an order of J. J. Hnlhvan.
Judge af the district court of Platte county,
Nebraska, made on the Gth day of ADril. 1895. for
the sale 6 the real estate hereinafter mentioned
there wilf be sold at the front door of the court
house in said county on the
11th day of Hay, JW5,
at one o'clock p. m. of said day, at public auc
tion to the highest bidder, the following de-
scnoea real esiaie, to wit: uox. number twenty
nine), in block number one (1), in Osborne's
addition to the village of Monroe in Platte
county, Nebraska, upon the following terms.
viz: Une-nali cash and the balance in one year
with security for and interest on deferred pay-
Said sale will remain open one hour.
. C. CUMMINS.
3B1.25 per Hundred
Best Thing for Milch Cows.
I HATE CONCLUDED TO ENTER INTO
contract to put out orchards, do all the
work, and have full charge of the same from
three to five years. I to run all risks of losses.
THE ART AMATEUR.
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Game and Fish in Season.
Hides and Tallow.
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COLUMBUS, - - NEBRASKA.
SELLS THE DEERINQ
t lew er.
These are perfect machines, tronir where
strength is needed. Every lever within easy
reach. To be simple is to be crent." The
binder has been reduced to a few simple pieces
weighing together only 160 ponr.de. See th
Deenng before yon bay another.
Shop on Olive Street, Columbus, Neb.,
four doors south of Borowiak'a.
D.T.Makty.v, 31. D.
F. 11. Oeer,
CD. Kvan. 31. 1.
MARTYN, EVANS t GEER,
Physicians - and - Surgem
To St. Mary's Hospital and St.
iwifi ira-tos fa!P.'nr5ar,OM. Assistant
a23?SrUnioa laF?c. O..N.& B.H.llailwajs.
10 tw 1? Cen n,RBt nd day. Telephone No.
1. Two blocks north Union l'acific Depot.
Dr. CLARK'S INSTITUTE
FOR THE TIIKATMENT OF THE
Drink Habit .
Also Tobacco, Morphine and
other Narcotic Habits.
GJ-Private treatment given if desired.
CARKY ALL KINDS OF
W-Have the finest Hearse in the county.
TRED. DP1. HERRICK.
Cor. Nebraska Ave. and ) PaIumU,,. U.l.
xnirteenthSt.. S UUIUmUUSi MID.
W. A. 3IcAli.I8ter.
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
ALBERT & REEOER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office over First National Bank,
MMTY t ENfiELMU,
FRESH AND SALT MEAT!
Eleventh Street, Columbus, Web
And other specialties for
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and Hisses are ta
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See descriptive advertise
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Take ie Sisatltat.
Insist oa having W. Z.
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