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WEDNESDAY. DECEMBEB 11. MK.
"If a nation was made of adamant, free
trade would grind it to powder." Na
The jury at Omaha finds George Mor
gan guilty of the murder of 11-year-old
Th benefits of protection go first and
last to the men who earn their bread in
the sweat of their 'faces. Blaine.
Nebraska beets are all right If they
wont make sugar they will do for mo-
and if not ffood enough for
molasnm whisky can be made from them.
The beet industry is safe. Humphrey
- "The western farmer's instinct iswiser
than Mr. Gladstone's philosophy. The
farmer knows that the larger the home
market the better are bis prices, and that
as the home market is narrowed his
prices f alL" Blaine.
Details of the sewing machine trust
have been given the public. The object
is to combine all agencies into one cen
tral agency in each city and town to
dispose of all the different makes of
machines manufactured in the United
SscBETABT MosTox suffered by a cin
der lodging in his eye on his way out of
Chicago, and failing to be promptly dis
lodged, it so irritated it that when he
reached Washington he was unable to
see, the well eye sympathizing with its
It is claimed that $750,000 of a cam
paign fund of the democratic party of
Chicago raised for the years lKKJ-IH and
the spring of '95 have been stolen, mis
used by committee men. The charge is
made by newly-elected aldermen and
A distilling outfit has been captured
in Sherman county, the whisky being
made from sugar beets, and it is said to
be "as good as the beat." The still had
a capacity of fifty gallons a day, and yet
the man claimed he was only making it
for home consumption. He used an or
dinary cook store.
During the last week twenty-four
mining companies to operate at Cripple
Creek. Colo., were incorporated. It is
thought by some knowing old miners
that the Cripple Creek mines will soon
excel the South Africa region both in
money value and actual tonnage be
cause the ore from the Kaffirs is low
Retired John Sherman, he of new
book fame, and old gold colors, thinks
Carlisle is more "skeered" of legal tender
notes than is warranted. Well, if Retir
ed John and others had not joined hands
with England to demonetise silver, Car
lisle or nobody else would be "skeered"
of our legal tender promises. They are
all right when gold and silver keep on
terms of peace. Wheatland (Cal.) Four
Daniel Webster was very good au
thority on most subjects of national
importance, and he said: "That is the
truest American policy which shall most
usefully employ American capital and
American labor, and best sustain the
whole population. Agriculture, com
merce and manufactures will prosper
together or languish together." During
the Cleveland administration, they lan
Senator Chandler of New Hampshire
struck the right view of the president's
message when he said: "His remedy for
the distress into which he and his party
have brought the country is the retire
ment of greenbacks, thereby destroying
the national banking system, the avoid
ance of the free coinage of silver and
the adoption of a single gold standard.
are inadmissible and childish pro-
s they do not either stop im
ports or fill the treasury."
We publish the President's message
this week. Tou can see how it is for
yourself, but there is one thing that it
strikes as the President ought to have
called attention to, and that is the inade
quacy of the revenue to the paying of the
aip ens of the government a subject
that is in every man's thoughts. One of
the main queries is, What is to be done
to get enough money to pay the running
expenses? And the people at large do
aot take kindly to any more issuing of
bonds for that purpose, and especially to
sell them as has been done during the
present administration to the great loss
of our government
Ttaa country never produced a more
thorough democratic citizen than An
drew Jackson. Besides being a lover of
his country, he had the common sense to
see what was for her best interests. The
same general principles are as applicable
today aa when he uttered them: "Draw
from agriculture the super-abundant
labor, employ it in mechanism and man
ufactures, thereby creating a home mar
ket for yourbreadstuffa, and distributing
labor to a moat profitable account, and
benefit to the country will result Take
fresa agriculture, in the United States,
six hundred thousand men, women and
ehfldren, and you at once give a home
for more breadetuffs than all
furnishes we." He had no exag
aotioa about the auparior beau-
tnMttltowte7 il li leaaaa Ce.
Platte bo iy.
lmblg ia aWrj
to ctcct to)oUtottict ot
cannot haw the tasaoue
agnostic, they can at
moat Herald says of his
at that place:
"Oaemust hear Bob IagersoU
tobeabtoinaaydegreetoget the force
of his arguments, and to appreciate the
character of the man. He has the com
manding presence before an audience,
which is distinctly IagersoU, and any
pen picture of the man would do him an
The opera house was filled and the
speaker was interrupted at frequent in
tervals with applause. His lecture,
"liberty of Man, Woman and Child," is
full of humorous anecdotes, and the
audience was kept in a pleasant frame of
mind during the whole lecture of the
The speaker dwelt upon the trials and
tribulations caused by the religious in
tolerances, and said that Liberty was
bis religion. His lecture took op the
progress of the human race in regard to
mechanical, musical and other mental
improvements, and he asked why should
not the human race improve also in its
Mr. Ingersoll stated that true happi
ness consisted not in wealth and honor,
but in love. He ;ad vised and said that
the one ambition of every person should
be to get in love. Not the fickle kind,
but the sort that would last He spoke
at length upon the liberty of man and
woman, in the sense that every person
should be capable, willing and free to do
and think as they please without the
fear of the wrath of an all governing
His remarks on the liberty of the child
were directed to the parents, and he ad-
vised that the example should be as the
child was to be trained. Don't lie to
the children, but tell them the truth in
all things. Mr. Ingersoll's lectures are
printed in full in pamphlet form."
Representative Livingstone of
Georgia who has recently visited Vene
zuela, and is interested in the boundary
dispute, has already introduced a reso
lution into congress which recites that
by a resolution of the last congress it
was recommended that the boundary
dispute be submitted to arbitration, that
the action was brought to the attention
of her Britannic majesty's government
by the president, courteously and with
kindly intent, and declares that her
majesty's government "has failed to give
the prompt consideration to the im
portant request contained in that joint
resolution or to answer the same in any
manner such as was due and becoming
to the dignity of the United States as a
great nation and to the friendly rela
tions existing between the two govern
ments." The resolution also recites that after
this communication the colonial secre
tary instructed the government of Brit
ish Guiana to take forcible possession of
certain territory of Venezuela involved
in the dispute, "an act which has been
officially declared to be the manifesta
tion of an unfriendly disposition toward
the United States."
In conclusion it provides for a joint
committee of two senators and three
members of the house to investigate the
facts and recommend proper action to
congress to vindicate and preserve the
dignity and rights of the United States
in the premises.
Congressman Mebceb is paying close
attention to the interests of his district
and has introduced bills as follows: To
authorize the location of a branch home
for volunteer disabled soldiers and sail
ors at or near the city of Blair, Neb., and
for other purposes; to establish a branch
mint of the United States at Omaha, in
the State of Nebraska; to increase the
appropriation for the purchase of a site
and the erection of a pnblic building at
Omaha (this building contemplates an
increase to $2,000,000); to establish an
assay office in the city of Omaha; to
amend sections 14 and 145, and repeal
sections 143 and 144 of the revised stat
utes of the United States relating to
presidential elections; authorizing the
pay of officers of customs performing
duty after the expiration of their terms;
to provide for the continuance in office
of customs officers and assistant treas
urers until successors shall have been
appointed and qualified.
The State University has bumped up
against Auditor Moore and his plain, old
fogy style of doing pnblic business in a
plain business manner and the univer
sity has been obliged to conform to his
plan. Recently the university manage
ment began Buit against Auditor Moore
to compel him to issue a warrant on a
voucher issued by the university for a
claim, the correctness of which had not
been sworn to. The court has just
handed down an opinion sustaining the
auditor and citing the law passed hut
winter providing for a uniform system
of vouchers, all of which must bear affi
davit of their correctness made by the
state's creditors. There has been a great
deal of loose business done by the 6tate
in the matter of claims against it and the
new law was passed to correct Auditor
Moore is seeing to it that the spirit of
the law is being adhered to and he is to
be commended for it Norfolk News.
That which is morally wrong but
politically right must be overthrown
every where before our industrial condi
tions can be what they ought to be.
Public burdens of every species must be
borne proportionately by different mem
bers of the civil community. This is the
commonest measure of justice, and must
be enforced from principle. Our coun
try's laws are in the main good, but they
will not enforce themselves. It is always
true, the saying of Jefferson, "Eternal
vigilance is-the price of liberty." And
there is nothing in all the world that
contains a greater measure of working
truth for the individual person, the com
munity or nation.
The late celebrated Boston merchant
Eben D. Jordan, put a high estimate
upon advertising in the newspapers. He
often admitted that to the fact of his
advertising was due the success of his
immense business. He said once: "I
would as soon think of not putting goods
in the windows or signs on the front of
my store as of not putting advertise
ments in the newspapers."
It te easy moogii to be plaaant
When life flows like a song.
Bat the awa worth while
la the au who will mile
When erajruuBg goes dead wroac
For the teet of the heart ietioable.
Aad it always cornea vita yean,
Asd the aile that ie worth
The praiaea of earth
la toe aayie that ahum threat
he says. ThePre-
FBEB TRADE ABROAD j
CNOLAND'S EXPERIENCE HAS
A LOSING GAME.
We have already sliowm how the an
anus toward tree trade is affecting-quite
umber of American industries; ako
how the brnuking down of our wall of
protection is enabling us to reach the
amarkets of the world. Let us row see
how it work in other countries. Taking
the United Kingdom, when free trade
has been longest in force, and her iron
aad steel iadustries. we mad. that the
imports aad exports of iron, steel, tin
plate, wire, hardware, coal and ma-'
chinery compare as follows for a period
of ten yean, from 1884 to 1894:
Total tMBOrta .;? 14506,718
Total exports aRt0,f7I M,m,H3
Total exports of iroa aad
teel (toss) 14K.SK 2.CJ3.1X
Iaporta of iroa aad steel
wvuwSJ JZlvSuW 14r9
There has been bo wall of protectioa
the United Kingdom daring this
decade, and her manufacturers have had
every possible opportunity to let them
selves out into the markets of the world,
yet we And that the total British exports
of iron, steel, tin plate, wire, hardware,
coal and machinery combined decreased
by over $80,000,000 a year between 1884
It would almost seem as if the absence
of a. wall of protection had worked en
tirely contrary to all free trade theories
in England's case, because it has enabled
the foreign manufacturers and producers
of iron, steel, tin plate, wire, hardware,
coal and machinery to sell hi the English
markets nearly $ 100,000,000 worth more
of their products and manufactures in
1894 than they did in 1884. Free trade
in England has increased the imports of
the above mentioned goods by nearly
20,000,000 and has decreased the ex
ports by more than 16,000,000. The
figures quoted are from the official board
of trade returns.
Taking the quantities of the English
exports we find that the United King
dom has sold under her policy of free
trade 840,000 tons less of iron and steel
in 1894 than she did in 1884. Her ex
ports of pig iron decreased by nearly
440,000 tons; of bar, angle, bolt and rod
iron by nearly 170,000 tons; of railroad
iron by 805,000 tons, aad of hoops,
sheets and plates she sold 219,000 tons
leas in 1894 than in 1884. Her exports
of railway carriages decreased in value
from 504,215 in 1884 to 277,000 in
1894. Her exports of railway trucks de
clined by 254,000, her exports of hard
ware and cutlery fell off by 1,800,000
within ten years, and her exports of
steam engines decreased by 1,100,000
a year. ,
The igih desire that we should
adopt their policy of free trade can hard
ly be so friendly a suggestion as our
English admirers would have us believe.
If it has resulted in sooh enormous losses
in business among the iron, steel, tin
plate, wire, hardware, coal and ma
chinery trades of the United Kingdom,
it is hardly a friendly act to encourage
ns to practice similar tactics that will
result in similar losses to the United
While England has lost so much mon
ey and so much trade in these industries
during a few years of free trade, the
United States, on the other hand, under
its policy of protection, has built up
similar industries to an enormous extent
to such an extent that we are un
doubtedly buying less of these commodi
ties from our English neighbors and
have helped materially to diminish their
manufactures and their output Perhaps
this is the real reason why they wish us
to drop our policy of protection. It
would not be an entirely unselfish reason.
A Few off Ita
Sheep slaughtered by millions, be
cause wool has been made free, the
price of beef advancing, a Portland (Or.)
syndicate buying 3,000 horses with an
intention to introduce horse meat to
American consumers, Edward Atkinson
running about the country giving dem
onstrations of methods of preparing 15
cent dinners and recommending to poor
people the use of shin beef and oleo
margarine, women doing men's work in
the tin plate mills in western Pennsyl
vania, foreigners leaving the country as
fast as others come in and the treasury
of the United States unable to stand by
itself, but propped up by British bank
ers these things indicate what we have
come to and foreshadow what we are
coming to under the domination of
American affairs by British ideas.
Which is the wiser, the sounder, the
more profitable, the more patriotic plan,
to continue to pay $100,000,000 a year
to foreign ship owners and see almost
every dollar of it lost to us, or to spend
$2,000,000, $3,000.Qf00, $4,000,000 or
$5,000,000 to encourage American citi
sens to carry American commerce under
the American flag? To the American
mind this question admits of only one
possible answer. Boston Journal
The KepaMfcM Way.
President Harrison paid off $296,000,
000 of the public debt and turned over to
tr. Cleveland's administration $124,
000,000 surplus. Therewas not a moment
from the inauguration of Mr. Harrison
to the second inauguration of Mr. Cleve
land in which we did not collect for ev
ery day of every year sufficient revenues
to pay every demand and obligation of
the government. Governor William
Maxt of the every-day fanners of our
acquaintance are very close observers.
The active work of a life-time has de
veloped this power in them. They are
usually well read men, too, in their call
ing. A mind that is a store-house of
information, and that is well disciplined
to habits of close observation is as great
a power on the farm as elsewhere. There
is somewhat of drudgery perhaps on
every farm that ia a part of the inevita
ble, but a very huge part of what is now
nothing better than a system of drudg
ery is to be avoided. It is to be avoided
by being overcome. Mind is superior to
matter as is shown by the successes of
some of our brainy farmers. Nebraska
QTbebe are twenty solid republican
state delegations in the present congress,
For the first time a solid republican
delegation comes from a southern state,
that of West Virginia. The states of
Delaware, Connecticut, Indiana, Michi
gan, Wisconsin, Mianesota, New Jersey,
Iowa, Msiae, Vermont, New Hampshire,
Rhode Island, Oregon, Washington,
Idaho, Montana, Dakota and Wyoming
also send aobd repablieaa dalsgations.
When Utah is admitted it will add an
other to the last Th Urge detentions
from DUaoia, Ohio aad Pennsylvania
contain oaly two
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identity is aot diselussiL It is the
of the great
life and snhirnisjauU that has
yet appeared. The writer tells 'as that
"Social Staties" could not find a pub
lisher in 185ft, so that Mr. 8peacr was
obliged to priat it at .his own eost aad
sell it on commission. It took fourteen
years to dispose of the edition of 750
copies. "Principles of Psychology" had
a like experience, while Mr. Spencer was
kept oat of pocket for the capital sunk
in these two ventures. It wss the same
with his other philosophical works at
first, and in the course of 15 years Mr.
8pencer lost more than 1,900. It waa
not till atyeara after he began to pub
lish that he was fully abreast of his
or, in other words, just where he
had started, financially. It is some con
solation to know that in recent years
Mr. Spencer's income has been fairly
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Reminiscences of Early Days in Platte
Dear Journal: After a lapse of one
whole decade, I again pen a brief article
for your esteemed columns which I have
admiringly read for now nearly twenty-
six years, and since the first issue of
In the spring of 1860 when I located
in Platte county, Columbus was a mere
stripling village, on the Great Desolation
92 miles west of Omaha, but the far-seeing
founders showed their discernment
in the location, the original design being
to ley the foundation of a city for the
future of central Nebraska, as' near the
junction of the great long, broad rivers
and valleys of the state as a suitable site
could be had. The space between the
rivers for four miles above the junction
is narrow and low, otherwise that would
have been the natural point, as the
course of travel and trade ia usually
down and up the valleys of every country.
Any one looking at the map of Ne
braska will see at a glance how admi
rably Columbus is situated, in reference
to what was anticipated to be the chief
commercial city of the interior of the
Columbus was first settled by a small
colony of enterprising Germans from
Columbus, Ohio, and hence the name.
The town was laid out on a grand scale
in 1857. The company speedily erected
a large, two-story hotel and called it the
American House. Thousands of freight
ers, miners, pilgrims to Zion and tourists
to the boundless west remember well the
old bostlery, and ita lady proprietoress,
Mrs. Baker, afterwards Mrs. Wells, whose
name is yet familiar to the few remain
ing old settlers and their older children.
Without delay, also were put into'opera
tion two stores, a blacksmith shop, a
cobbler shop, a wagon repair shop, also
a saloon or place of rest, where' pies,
cakes and giDger-beer were furnished to
the wayfaring public.
Next in importance to the hotel and
the Loup ferry boat, and first in wonder
to every one, but especially the super
stitious aborigines, was the huge saw
mill (owned by Col. John Bickly) whose
great teeth continued for years to cut to
pieces the stately cotton wood groves that
adorned the banks and islands of both
the Platte and Loup rivers. It was said
of the Pawnees, when they first sighted
the mill in full blast, that they precipi
tately fled in dismay to their village
twenty miles away, reporting to their
people that an evil spirit had conspired
with the psle faces and had prepared an
engine of torture and destruction; that
the Demon had actually taken possession
of a portion of the territory; that it
breathed fire and hot breath from its
nostrils, and was eating great logs and
whole trees with its fierce and destruc
tive teeth. After many cautious ap
proaches by the bravest of their tribe,
and after repeated explanations by the
whites, they finally became reconciled.
This sight and experience was their first
realization of the great superiority of the
white race. That old mill served as a
decided civilizer by converting the trees
into building material, affording the new
settlers far and wide comfortable habita
tions, instead of the rudest "dug-outs."
In those early days the idea of span
ning the treacherous and ever changing
current of the Loup, with a substantial
bridge never entered any one's mind. In
1863, however, Uncle Sam, as a war
necessity, (for remember those perilous
and much dreaded times were then on)
built a pontoon bridge, and later on, in
the last sixties the U.P.RR company
erected a permanent bridge 1300 feet
long. These improvements forever dis
missed from the raging Loup the services
of the once noted rope ferry.
While speaking of early days in Ne
braska, I am constrained to record the
most eventful and perplexing wintry
weather of all the turbulent snowy sea-
I sons, -since tne advent or tae civnized
man west of the Missouri river. It wss
in the winter of 7 and '58. .The few old
residents of that period that yet remain
remember it with chilled recollections.
Snow fell to a depth of six and seven feet
on the level, in the Platte valley, and
remained on all winter. All travel by
wagon was completely suspended. There
was no getting about on foot except on
snow shoes, boards bound under the
feet like skates. All depressions in the
earth, even the ravines, were drifted full,
so that in many places snow was 15 to 30
feet deep. The little colony at Colum
bus would surely have starved out but
for the abundance of deer and other wild
game, it was impossible for wild animals
to escape through the deep snow from
their pursuers. Their chase and capture
afforded delightful and healthful sport,
as well as nourishment for the isolated
settlers. For want of food in their weak
condition, deer were often caught with
out the use of ball or powder. There are
a few men of that time who yet live, who
in their dire extremities that fearful
whiter attempted and accomplished the
daring feat of going to Omaha on snow
aaoaa, with hand sleds, returning with
floor, bacon aad groceries. They were
Midad onr the wild, desolate amine
. Taut subject of teas
aad saved from helpless waaderia bjr fi" hypodsnaic iajeetioa of mo-1 fiar
the smm of eettoawood that wmMlfrmm9htotQUm9uinmhimlZEZZ:i
" A . WM ... -
As I write of those aatiaaated days,
ally loom up in my miad aad ia this
rstrospecting mood I eoukhpea hus
dredsef pages of those mterastiag day
of endurance aad hardship, bat say
itioa ia already too loag aad
South Omaha, Neoraaka.
A committee of the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union at Fremont has been
instrumental in bringing to justice a
man who has been charged guilty of
incest with his three daughters. The
committee of ladies seem to be very
thorough in their prosecution of the case,
attending the trial to the exclusion of
the usual crowd of men in such cases.
Leigh World: Rudolph Janey, a 14-year-old
son of the Janey family living
about nine miles southeast of town, met
with a painfull accident one day last
week which resulted in the amputation
of his right thumb. He was at work
around a corn husker and shredder and
accidentally got his hand caught in a
complicated piece of the machine which
resulted as above stated.
Schuyler Herald: Ed. Lawrence, who
was a resident of this county prior to
1868, and who left at that time for the
west, was here one day last week. Ed.
now lives in Wyoming, and had not
heard from his brothers George and John
for several years, and expected to find
them still residents of Colfax county.
When he returned he went to Fred.
Barnholdt's place, in Richland, and
enquired about his brothers and was
surprised to find that George was living
in southeastern Kansas and John in
Alberta. He found very few who knew
him in the early days, and was of course
surprised at the great change that had
taken place in the last twenty-eight
Genoa Populist: Ed. Gould is feeding
five thousand head of sheep at his Wood
bine ranch this winter Dr. Pillsbury
of Fullerton is in a critical condition
from gangrene in his foot, resulting
from an inflamed corn Miss Lizzie
Irwin began school at West Hill again,
after a month's vacation Ed. Jones
and family have moved to Iowa C U.
Guiles closed a four months' term of
school in district 26, having a spelling
school and literary program in the even
ing. Miss Sadie Lindberg spelled the
school down, after a very close contest;
and carried off the chromo Miss
Annie Olson returned home from Seat
tle, Washington, last week There
were fifty loads of hogs on the streets of
Genoa one day this week.
Humphrey Democrat: Adam Emer
ich, of Kalamazoo neighborhood, broke
his leg Tuesday night Driving home
from Madison late in the evening his
team ran away throwing him out of the
wagon with the above result. He lay
out all night and in the morning man
aged to crawl to a house near by, where
he secured help, It was a wonder that
he did not perish with the cold, as it was
one of the coldest nights of the season
About nine o'clock Wednesdsy night
shouts of fire were heard on the streets
as it had been discovered that Rev. B.
Mstzka's house was on fire in the upper
story. Help was soon at hand and the
fire extinguished. Clothes hanging near
a stove pipe caught fire and the flames
were thus communicated to the wood
work. Had there been a few minutes
longer for the fire to gain headway it
would have been beyond control. But
little damage was done .... A son of Law
rence Wells, who lives northwest of town,
was accidentally shot last night while he
and a comrade were playing with a gun.
The boy lived only seven hours after the
J. A. L. Talley was in Fremont Isst
Gordon Cross was at Platte Center
Mrs. Geitzen is visiting relatives in
Mel. Sacrider of Wattsville was in
F. M. Cookingham of Humphrey was
in town Monday.
Mrs. W. B. Backus is visiting
Ulysses this week.
Miss Sybil Bntler spent Sunday at
home with her parents.
Miss Grace Tavlor was visitinsr friends
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IU VIUUUUU WUUB IBBIi WWB.
Miss Cora Sumption of Albion was a
Columbus visitor Thursdsy.
J. H. Kersenbrock was an Humphrey
and Creeton visitor Thursday.
Miss Mamie Beerbower was visiting
with friends in Fullerton last week.
Mrs. L. W. Tubbs from Emerson, Iowa,
is here on a visit with her sister, Mrs. H.
H. H. Hake a former resident of Co
lumbus passed through the city Monday
on his way home at Kearney.
Mrs. Patrick and daughter, mother
and sister of Mrs. J. N. Kilian, returned
home Thursday to Blair, after several
dsys' visit with relatives.
Mm. H. P. Coolidge and her sister,
Mrs. Tubbs, went up to Norfolk, Monday,
to make a short visit with Mr. and Mrs.
C. D. Jenkins at the Asylum.
Ocohkb, Nebr Bee. 7, 1895.
The committee on irrigation held a
meeting at the office of Daniel Murdock.
After dismissing the matter, the com
mittee concluded to organise an irriga
tion district, calling in the. guarantee
proposition. Motion made by H. CL
Garrig that a new petition be drawn up
to leave out the city of Colnmbns, leav
ing the district a distinct farmers enter
prise. Carried. After changing the
boundary lines to conform with the new
petition and making arrangements to
circulate the petition, the committee ad
journed. W. D. Wosob, Sac'y.
Friday week Sheriff Derby of Batler
county acting as coroner, empanelled a
jury to investigate into the death of J. F.
McGnrk, who had been operated upon
by Dr. F. Enfrlehard for piles. The
Darid City News says that the operation
was performed when IfoGurk. appeared
to be in unasaally good health, aad the
next day he died. He was put nadsr tae
iaiuenee of ether; tae opsratioa lasted
but a few saooads; he was placed ia bed.
I tae oat as oc ine news river. v-
from any paia which might follow the
operation; and too doctor shortly after
left for home. He had slum hered but a
Utile while whoa um wife aotsesd that
his breathing was very heavy, aad ao
rnming alarmed, she seat for the doctor
who, whoa ho came, tried to counteract
the action of the morphine, bat was
unable to do so. The News adds: "It
is seldom that a physician will adanaiw
ter ether or anything of that aataro
without having at least one other physi
eisn present, except in cases of emer
gency, where the condition of a patient
ia such that he should be attended to at
once. All the physicians testified to
this. This is the first-mistake that Dr.
Englehardmade, because of the fact that
he administered the ether and did the
work alone. According to the evidence
given by all the other physicians he
should have remained at least a short
time after he administered the morphine,
or at least left orders to be called, should
the patient's breathing become heavy.
Many of our citizens are somewhat bit
ter in their feelings toward Dr. Engkv
hard, and yet a similar result might have
occurred had there been a number of
physicians present. That is something
which can never be known, but that he
made at least two serious mistakes, there
can be no question, if we take the testi
mony given by other physicians as con
clusive evidence upon those two points.
Some of them stated emphatically that
they would not think of administering
an anaesthetic without having at least
one other physician present, except as
before stated, in cases of great emergency
where a patient must be attended to
quickly." The jury rendered a verdict
that the death was from the effects of
Review of the weather near Genoa for
the month of November, 1895.
Meaa temperature of tho month SI.73
Mean do same month last ear 35.70
Highest daily temperature on id 73
Lowest do 26th below zero. 5
Clear days 10
Fair days 9
Cloudy days 11
High winds days 4
Calm days 16
Rain or snow fell dorinK portions of days 5
Inches of rainfall or melted mow 1.0S
Do same mo. last year. 0.10
Inches of snow 4.00
Do same mo, last year none
10th heavy white frost and heavy fog,
11th foggy and heavy frost.
15th ground slightly frozen.
17th slight fog and heavy white frost.
18th violent wind storm in the evening
and night from northwest.
Ice from ,18th to 21st ground slightly
frozen at lsst date.
24th snow from E. to N. E. 3 inches.
28th snow and squalls, 0.10 inches.
30th very foggy.
Real Estate Transfera.
Becher, Jseggi & Co., real estate agents,
report the following real estate transfe;
filed in the office of the connty clerk for
the week ending December 7, 1895:
State of Nebraska to (Hirer Hedlond,
eVt swU and sw4 eeH 33-194w. deed, ft 810 00
Bartomein Tworek and wife to John
Borowiak, s4 nw 10-l&w, wd ' 1,325 00
Geo W Unlst to Maud G Biggins, lots
5 and 6, bl 161, Columbus, wd 1 00
R A Vickers to Harry W Lieber, lot 3,
bl 3, Oaborn's add to Monroe, wd.... 9S0 00
Mary Ann Thomazin et al to William
Thomozin, sV se! 4-19-3w, wd 1,090 00
James B Mnrcay to Robert C Moran,
swH 21-20-1e, wd 2.240 00
James II Halo to Micliael Conners, lot
8, bl -JO, Colnmbns, wd.
Pioneer Townaite Co to Theodore
Wolf, lot 10, bl 1, Creston, wd
Bridget Parrel to Lavina S Eaheart,
lot 6. bl 7, Highland Park add to Co-
lambaa, wd .
Cornelius Eaheart to Bridget Farrel,
se SO-17-2w, wd 600 00
Ten transfers, aggregating $ 8,335 50
the accommodation of onr patrons
we have appointed Stillman's pharmacy,
oar city agents. Cat flowers always on
hand, and any orders given will receive
prompt attention. Respectfully,
3 Marmot & Simmons.
and got our pri
to Saa Franr
tin in the worl
tun via the
Nov. 17th, the
PAcml, will ruk a through train daily
from pmncil BRsCs to San Francisco
and Ilos lAnceles, making the run of
1,861 miles in sixty 1 hours thirty-five
This triin will leave Vmaha, 8:10 a.m.;
Ogden lftO V m. nextihsu San Fran
cisco 8: p! m. second dm, and Los
Angeles IwOravm. the thinfday, carry
ing Through FWlman Douse Drawing
room Sleepers njd Dining lar to San
Francisco and IjDs AngelesTBe sure
and ask for ticEMBvia 'The Overland
Route." IE. L. Lo:
Oen'l. Pass. arklTicket A,
To Chicago aad the East.
ocers coin; east for business, will
ly eravitate to Chicago as the
commercial center. Passengers
iting 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 k 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 any principal agent west of .the
Missouri river for a ticket over .the
Chicago, Council Bluffs & Omaha Short
lone of the Chicago, Milwaukee St St.
Paul Railway, you will be cheerfully
furnished with the proper passport via
Omaha and Chicago. Please note that
all of the "Short Line" 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, eta, please call on. or address F.
A. Nash, General AgenVOmaha, Neb.
t3Oariaotations of th markets arsobtalaad
Taesday afternooB.and ara comet aad reliafaia
at the time.
.$5 6068 56
Lthe white f
raw. ! most
most stxlkh Da
a new Train from
I Fancy Groceries,
Eleventh Street, -
We invite you to come and see
patrons as mutual with our own, so for
part of the obligation being to provide
class, up-to-date grocery store.
BECHER, JJEGGI & CO..
REAL -ESTATE -LOINS -INSURANCE,
-AajaLd. Real Estate.
to JS5S&."1 N FABM8t ti.tert.on.l,ortor Ion, time.inoa.,
IWI&EDADBTIUCTKRS OF TITLE to all real estate! a Plattecoo.tr.
riSm!TJ.A?1NG 138C?NCf COMPANIESof theWorld. Onr farm policies a
"SSfiJteSi?- IfSfdisalsd. and promptly paid at this oKce. Policies a.
Farm aad city oroDertr for sale.
." awuvuwJ IB UOH.0.
collections of foreica inheritances aad
AdTertiseienta aader this head te cents a
SCHILTZ nMkaahootaaad tuMalath
Beat anrlaa. aad aaaa oalv th van, kaa
Ia the district court of Platte
Elisabeth L. Reed.
L. Marshall. WimajS
JamsSV V. MaranaU, Mary
Thomas Franklin Marshall.
J. Minnail. i
William! E. Marshall. Archie W.
M h.11 BsHh.1
Marshall IMartha M. Church. Hamil
Church, Tfennle L. Crawford, Josei
11. UallftT. First
L. Maroham. William Marshall. Jhn
Maisaatt. Anna Marshall. Archie W. Marshall
and Berthammanda Marshall, defendants in the
aboreyntitlA action, mill take notice that on
the 18th dajlpf NovemW 1395, Elizabeth L.
Bead, praiatK herein. fitmVher petition in the
district cooftof Platte Ttanty, Nebraska,
against tho deRnviants named m the above case,
the object and prater of which ale to foreclose a
certain mortgage elpcnted by Joan W. Marshall
(who has since died), and Landm L. Marshall
to the Colambns Slate Rink, whVh said Bank
since assigned andldelirered the Same to the
plaintiff, who is novPklhe owner theraof, upon
theSfathhalfof the SBtaUvast quarter of Sec
tion wenty-four (21). ik Township Seventeen
(17). Iprth, of Range Onell) East, of the Sixth
princiaal meridian, in flaBa connty. Nebraska.
to strnreyiio payment ofa promissory note
dated Octiber 8, 1889. for tmim or $700.00. and
five interlst notes thereto aWnched for SSM.0O
each: saia principal note and Wie last interest
note became doe and payable onathe 8th day of
id there is vet
aad the 1
and mortgage the
thereon at ten
e 8th day of Octol
piaiatut prays for
e ia not paid, i
ht, title, lien ani
that said prera:
ay be sold to
Yon are reanired
answer said petit iol
before the 90th day
: uecember, iK.
1BETH L. REED,
LEGAL NOTICE Tl
, non-resident dVendaat:
HEREBY notinelsiasAoa the
November. lM&.mlra A.
a petition against yoin the
er of Which are to obtain
on thBvgronnd that you have
the DlmmtiB without inst or
good cause, f
the term of twa years last past.
answer saJL petition on or
Mth day of Smeember. 1895.
Ira M KvoKifX BACom.PlaintifT
By Daffy & O'Brujly &TVttorBeis.X2-Nov-4
When You Want Your
Or your personal property protected
from loss by FIRE, LIGHTNING or
CYCLONES, call at the oflce of
J. .A. aKQTFEISr,
north of First National
but first-class companies
ARTY t EMEUUI,
FRESH AHD SALT MEATS,
Kereata Street. Colasabaa, Web
W. A. McAllister.
aAIXISTEK at CORNELIUS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
& P. DUFFY.
Special attention given to Criminal
Oftes: Corner EleTsnth aad North fits.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
OSes over Ffrft !f aUoaal Baak,
VKTOOwLeY it BRIBES.
ATTOXJISYft AT Xdkl
coram Ekrsata aad North Otits.
us. We regard the-interests 5of our
as our dealings are concerned oar
and offer "31
at Fair Prices.
that is expected to be found in a first',
H. F. J. HOCKENBKKQKR
sell itMniiiin ;v.. j ,,
tr - ami truss aiipail
First National Bant,
Capital Stick Paid ia $100,000.00
Cm:35 ASC SISZ:t313:
A. ANDEilSON, Pres't. "
J. H. GALLEY, Vice I'res't.
JACOB ORE1SEN, J. O. REEDER.
O.ANDERSON. P. ANDERSON. ..
J. F. BEKNF.Y.
We keep on hand at
all times a full stock of
the best grades of Penn
Rock Springs and oth
er soft Coals always on
hand. Give us a call.'
PBopairroR or thk
Omaha Heal Market
WmmT"ammjm fBJVJwII VarlmlmvtPI
Game and Pish in Season.
prices paid for
Hides and Tallow.
COLUMBUS, - - NEBRASKA.
We Carry Coffins, Caskets ami
Metallic Caskets at as low .
prices as any one.
HAVE THE BEST HEARSE "
IN THE COUNTRY.
Dr. CLARK'S INSTITUTE
FOB THE TBZATOUrT OF THB .
Drink Habit .
Also Tobacco, Morenino anel
otner Narcotic HaMtt.
tVPrirata trsatmsat airsa if iislrad.
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