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WEDNESDAY. DECEMBEB 25, 18K.
A tokpedo corps is bens; organized
to defend our coast cities in case of war.
Skekkax's book is said to have
-brought him already in royalties $127,-
Mobtoaoes on homes in Texas are
-void and cannot be put on 'record
Warrants lnr?B'been sworn out at
Omaha for the arrest of three school
boys for assaulting a schoolmate.
It is stated ex-President Harrison
was offered and has declined the chair-
-mansbip of. the Venezuelan commission.
Judge Dundt has fined one of the ed
itors of the Lincoln News for contempt
of court in criticising his action in the
Amoxo the necessary expenditures of
the Omaha school district for the com
ing year is an item of $30,000 for inter
est and exchange.
Edison is looked to now to provide
something extra and exceedingly de
structive, in case we should get into a
war with England.
T. J. Memmixgeb, private secretary of
Senator Alien, has resigned to take a
position in a bank at Sheridan, Wyo.,
and will be succeeded by D. J. Matt of
American capitalists are interested in
Venezuelan business ventures, and there
is a growing demand for American goods
and machinery- The population of the
country is 2,000,000.
Mr. John W. Midglet, Chairman of
the Western Freight Association, has
written a striking article for the Janu
ary number of The Forum on "Railroad
rate Wars: Their Cause and Cure."
Frakk Johnson, the farmer living
.sear Hansen who was so badly injured
by falling from his windmill tower the
latter part of last week, died Sunday
w 1 1
evening, lie leaves a we ana several
small children, one of whom is a cripple.
Rev. Wilmam Batabd Hale, whose
articles in The Forum a year ago on the
religious conditions of several New Eng
land towns aroused so much discussion,
has contributed to the January Forum
a striking and suggestive "Study of
The January number of The Forum
will contain an unusually interesting
article entitled "Some Naval Aspects of
the Japan-China War" by Vice-Admiral
the Hon. Edmund R. Fremantle, of the
Royal Navy, who was commander on the
China station during the war.
R. Damhann, near Manning, Iowa, was
thrown from his wagon and had his neck
broken last Tuesday. He had spent the
evening in town and was in an intoxicat
ed condition. He was unable to manage
his team and was thrown out while
turning a corner. A companion was
only slightly bruised.
Infernal machines mailed last week
to P. D. Armour and George M. Pullman
of Chicago would 'probably have blown
them to eternity had they gone to their
destination without suspicion of their
contents. Albert Reaser and S. A.
Owens were arrested as knowing some
thing about the matter.
Daniel, a young son of W. H. Wright,
who lives eleven miles southwest of Ne
braska City, met with a fatal accident
at an early hour Monday morning. He
was standing near a corn shellerwhen
the rod broke and a piece struck him
on the head, crushing his skull. Death
i almost instantaneous.
Patient thinking, as well as patient
toil is necessary to accomplish great
things. The millionaires in most of our
great corporations were poor fellows
when they began, most of them, as
mechanics, clerks, book-keepers, etc.
Their great success is owing solely to the
liberal use of their brains.''
A DKbBSATKm of Cuban sympathizers
called oa gaatter Allen last, week and
ated their ease so strongly that the
gave notice that immediately
after the holiday recess he would call up
. hie resolution recognizing the belliger
ent rights of Cubans and would en
' deavor to secure its passage.
. The first order for foreign steel rails
given under the Wilson bill, was made
. in New York a few days ago and it calls
for 10,000 tons. This is just 10.000 tons
too much. Our mountains are full of
the ore, in' which condition the iron is
' worth little. It is the labor bestowed
on it that makes it valuable. While our
, laboring men are suffering for food not
a pound of -iron should be bought
abroad. Fremont Tribune.
. . Tax St Louis Globe-Democrat, speak-
or speculation in sold minM. lv
i some axiomatic principles that are
of force here as well as elsewhere: "At
the best, it is something of a lottery, in
which blanks are tbe rule and prizes the
exception. There is nothing better than
a gold mine that pays, and nothing worse
than one that doesn't The wise man
win not part with his money for a mere
hole in the ground, bat take all possible
precautions against the danger of allow
.tfa immaginatian to put his jadge-
at to steep in a matter that nresenta
y more opportunities of mistake
it than of
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The prcnjdcnt'i nmeeauge om the Vea
esaelan aitaatioa struck the country's
netropolis like a ckwd-bwrst, almost oat
of a clear sky.
The president's attitude was so sur
prising that few, it is amid, were well
able to take it seriously, and therefore it
was suspected to be "a bid for the vote
of the million for Grover Cleveland as a
candidate for a third term."
Wall street regarded the compliance
of the republicans with the request of
the president for a commission of inquiry,
with liberal appropriation for its expen
ses, followed by a bill authorizing $100,
OOuJOOO for the purchase of arms and for
other military purposes, as a counter bid
by republicans, for political effect
Politicians and business men are apt
to look at complications of this character
in a very different light, and the latter
think they can see that unmeasured
injury baa been done by the president's
'it is thought that if congress should
pans a resolution requiring the president
to invite England to appoint a commis
sion to co-operate with ours in the settle
ment -that it would be about the best
that could be done.
Friday morning the situation looked
more critical. "Large London, orders to
sell stocks came on the market, holders
lost confidence, margins became exhaust
ed, and panic ensued." The uncertainty
of the future rives business in the
metropolis an unusual outlook. "The
president's message has already, " says
Clews, "cost the investing public some
hundreds of millions of dollars.''
While the president very fairly repre
sents the feeling of nearly all citizens of
the United States as to the Monroe doc
trine, it is also true that very many do
not, to say the least, have a high regard
for the president as a disinterested
However opinions may differ as to
motives, the president's sentiments on
the question at issue as expressed in the
message will be sustained by the coun
try with remarkable unanimity.
We do not believe that war will result.
There are very many considerations to
weigh before that dire calamity should
be resorted to. Every other means
should be honestly and fairly exhausted.
In any event, the Monroe doctrine is
the settled policy of the United States,
and a vital matter with us. If we are
not justified in holding it and enforcing
it, we are not justified in sustaining our
form of government.
Let the right be done and if war is
inevitable, there are even worse things
Senator Thurston has already been
heard from in the senate of the United
States by offering a petition of citizens
of Fremont demanding recognition for
Cubans. Later he introduced his Pacific
railroad bill, also bills for the relief of
Charles Sullender, Wells C. McCool,
John Little and Hobart Williams, for
merly in the grocery business in Omaha;
pension for Isabel Morrow, widow of the
late Brevet Colonel Henry A. Morrow,
U. S. A.; granting to state of Nebraska
for irrigation and reclamation for semi
arid lands and for other purposes, the
public land in said states; to establish a
national school of forestry; for a public
building at Grand Island; providing for
an additional district judge in the Dis
trict of Nebraska; extending relief to
Indian citizens; to remove charges of
desertion from the military record of
William McCormick; to provide for the
transfer of the Fort Omaha military res
ervation to state of Nebraska, and an act
increasing all pension allowances author
ized under existing statutes of the
United States to all officers, soldiers and
sailors of the late war of the rebellion
and to their widows and dependent
Alma is among the latest Nebraska
towns to experience a genuine case of
gold fever. A special to the State Jour
nal of the 16th says: 'A tremendous
throng of people visited the scene of the
new gold strike today and the greatest
surprise of all was that this section of
the country contained such well defined
veins of mineral. J. M. Carnahan, who
was superintendent of one of the largest
gold mines at Georgetown, Colorado, for
eleven years, drove over to the field this
morning. In an interview with the
Journal correspondent he said: "It is
truly marvelous and I was greatly sur
prised to find such a strong showing of
mineral. In fact it is one of the best
indications for an immense gold strike I
have ever seen anywhere. It looks to me
as though the only thing necessary to
prove it such is development work." The
outcome of the sinking of a shaft, for
which a contract was let yesterday, is
being watched with much interest
Colonel Watterson commends the
message without commending the presi
dent There has been a good deal of
twaddle about the friendly relations be
tween this country and England. We
are one kin. We speak the same tongue,
but it is only so we can express our
mutual dislikes without the emasculat
ing medium of an interpreter. England
is America's historic, relentless enemy.
They tolerate Americans to gain mate
rial for their disdain or perhaps to
marry" their sons to rich sycophants.
War is a calamity. It may be a
necessity. When you deal with bullies
you must meet them on common ground.
It is the manifest destiny of the United
States to rule this entire continent If
we do not stand by a neighboring re
public, badgered by the most unscrupu
lous power in Christendom, then we shall
deserve all the humiliation and odium
we shall get
The following bit of political news
comes to Nebraska from the Washington
correspondent of the Omaha Bee: "Geo.
D. Meiklejohn of the Third Nebraska
congressional district has announced his
candidacy for governor, letters to a large
number of his friends throughout the
state having been sent oat yesterday to
that effect Mr. Meiklejohn has been in
receipt of a great many letters urging
him to allow his name to be used in
connection with the gubernatorial office,
but until now has been able to resist the
siren. Tbe pressure became too pro
nounced, however, and he is in the race
to the finish. He announces that he will
not be a candidate for renomination to
congress, in view of his determination
to ran for governor. Meiklejohn seams
to have a big following, in view of all tbe
letters that have been pouring in wpon
since the Bee reviewed the caadi-
isatioaed for the alaon
THE PROOiGAL'5 RETURN.
DusjwiHi ooatemporaries all over
this MUoa .an ,aewin;( wk
craan every hit of news that
lailiraan that nraSDCritT is
Whoanvera amill loan closaiis
editorial praise of the Wiuoa Mil w
If a concern raises wages taw
fozasarlr reduced, the claries, of
the Wilson bill are resting. Democratic
papers are today on - steady hunt for
prosperity, and it must be admitted that
they arotariiBg it' The Tiaass will ad
aait that prosperity is returning. Bual
neas is slowly awakening.
But for prosperity to return it first
had to depart When did it depart?
That is the question which saost inter
ests the voter of today. The nation
knows that when Benjamin Harrison
left office there was no fear of this late
collapse of industry. Mills were running
on foil or over time. - No one spoke of
reducing wages. No industries feared
for their lives. When Grover Cleveland
entered upon bis second term, he found
a faU treasury and a happy country. He
found himself re-enforced with a Dem
ocratic coBgress that promised the na
tion untold wealth. Tbe work was un
dertaken. Thepallof free trade fell
upon the mad. Mills began to close and
employers to cut down wages. Had free
trade been the outcome of Democratio
legislation than would not be even the
slight revival which business assumes
today. There would have been no end
to tbe panic of 1893 and 1894.
Since the Wilson bill went into esecf
the manufacturer who feared entire free
trade and took precautionary measures
accordingly has learned what to fear
and has gone back to manufacturing,
unless the cut in his tariff was so great
that it allowed the entrance of foreign
goods into deadly competition with the
American goods. There have been many
such industries. There has been no re
turn of prosperity for them. They are
There have been industries injured by
the Wilson tariff. By tbe McKinley
tariff not a chimney ceased to smoke,
not a fire was banked. No plants were
transferred to foreign shores in search
of cheaper labor when the McKinley
bill was passed.
Yes, prosperity is returning. The con
sumptive at times seems brighter and
stronger than usual, but it is no return
of health. Brooklyu Times.
FREE TRADE IN ENGLAND.
9mm Says It Is m WmU
win Protect! .
I am inclined to think that in our sta
ple trades for instance, in the coal
trade, in the iron trade, in the cotton
trade, and, above all, in the greatest of
all trades, the trade of agriculture the
margin of profit has entirely disappeared.
Up to the present tune wages nave not
fallen at all in proportion, but if the
present state of things continues it is
simply inevitable either that wages will
have to be considerably reduced or that
works will be closed, land will ue ime
and the numbers of the unemployed will
be largely increased.
I find that there are a number of peo
ple, and I think an increasing number,
who under the present conditions of
trade are coming to the conclusion that
our free trade policy has been a failure,
and who would therefore be ready to go
back in the direction of protection.
Hon. Joseph Chamberlain on British De
pression In Trade.
Democrats pretend to oppose tariff
and bounty, but we notice our leading
Democrats are right on hand to induce
manufactures to locate here, even if
they have to put up a good big bonus.
We fail to see a difference in principle.
Peabody (Kan. ) Gazette.
In Philadelphia, Miss Sarah McGone-
gal tendered to the school board her
resignation as teacher after a continued
service in the schools for over fifty-one
years. During that time she had taught
in but one section and in but one school.
It is said of her: "To this long service
she has given the influence of a refined
and cultured womanhood. To her girls
she has been an ideal of and an inspira
tion for the development of those traits
that give beauty and worthiness to wo
manly character. How many lives have
been made nobler and homes happier
through her teaching and example no
one can toll, for the influence of the
faithful, conscientious and intelligent
teacher on the lives of her pupils is in-
A recent cartoon in the Inter Ocean
represents a lookingglass named History,
hanging on the wall a motto on the
lower part of the frame being fTlirico is
he armed who hath his quarrel just."
John Bull and Uncle Sam are in the
foreground John with spectacles on the
glasses of which are 1776, 1812, and be
hind him on the floor, Cleveland's Special
Message to Congress containing a re
statement of the Monroe doctrine. The
cartoon is labeled "A Friendly Hint"
John Bull says: Tin considering
whether or not I want to whop you." To
which Uncle Sam replies: "Well, while
you're thinking it over you might be
looking into that glass."
The republicans propose a tariff on
wool and woolens and an increase of
about 15 per cent in the rates on most of
the articles in the dutiable schedules
which, it is estimated, will give us an
additional revenue of some $50,000,000.
That is the direction to take, and in any
event avoid interest-bearing indebted
ness of any and every kind. Let the
people waken to the fact that debtor
nations, debtor communities and debtor
individuals are, more or less, slaves. Let
the nation get out of debt all along the
line, and it can be done, but "eternal
vigilance is the price of liberty" of this
sort, as well as of any other.
A cabinet ofitoer is reported as express
ing the opiaion that he doubted .very
much if aay commission on the Van
exuelaa imbroglio could determine upon
a true divisional line, and he made the
prediction that the commission would
report that there is not aaavdent evi
dence to be found anywhere to enable
any one to say which aide legally owns
certain portions of the territory in dis
pute. This would necessitate an arbi
tration tribunal to agree upon a line to
be drawn through the territory in doubt
which would be acceptable to both par
ties to the controversy.
Dun's Review for Dec. 21, says, refer
ring to the effect of the prsaideat'e mes
sage upon basiaeas:
"Popular feeling was profonadly
asoved, but axeeptiag in atoeK and cot-
securities held abroad
aallsia are not
first impulse, though tfcs
ununaly ia time to aaaoorar
AboatMihares ware aoli onbal
anttSLBMkiag with bonds aaaaaragata
Tarn Inter Ocean's eartooa Friday rep
resented Farmer Cleveland standing at
the gateway of a fenced field, a sign oa
the post readmg; yAmeriaaa Territory.
Foreanars wishing toateal this land will
please see the man atthegato." Cleve
land is holdingia revolver, aaasd "For
eign Policy." The picture is-entitled:
"The Pazsle of It" How has he ever
managed to keep that weapon concealed
during the- past-three yearn or more?
That question is an exceedingly sugges
tive one, jast now.
OMrlrt 44 aa YleiaJty..
We cannot find, thus far, a single per
son who is locking against the kind of
winter weather we are having.
While felling timber on the Platte
river jast east of the B. k M. R. R.
bridge, the Drinnin boys felled a large
cottonwood that measured four feet in
diameter and which contained a colony
of Italian bees snd a large backet full
of honey. Three days later the Novell
Bros, felled a smaller tree which con
tained a colony of bc-rc nd three large
raccoons, and yet we read in the south
ern papers, that Nebraska is destitute of
timber and never enjoys the sweets that
nature provides in the south.
We have three weddings on the tapis
but our pencil refuses to be shoved in
that direction, so we will change the
subject Fall grain took a little start to
grow last week during the warm days.
On Mondsy the 16th, floating ice formed
a gorge in the Platte at its confluence
with the Loup, and threw a large body
of ice and water into what has been a
dry channel during the summer and fall
We believe there was no harm done, but
it made it very uncomfortable for some
wood choppers on the lower end of
Haney's island, who might have been
seen about dark, cooning it across ..the
channel on piled up cakes of ice. ('
Whereas, Almighty God in his infinite
wisdom, has seen fit fa remove from our
midst our beloved brother, John Stauff
er, theVefore be it
Resolved7tmuVwe, the members of
Wildey Lodge Ito. 44, L O. F., bow
in humble submission to the wll of onr
Divine Master whadoeth all thmgs well,
and while we deeprVmourn the ahath of
our brother, we alsoRmlize that wefcave
lost a true and earnesftsupporter of he
principles of our orde ever ready
promote the beet intorelte of the same,
acitiaen whose upright ud noble life
was a standard of emulalkm. We ex
tend to hisbereaved familyVnr heart
felt sympathV and we earnestly hope
that the shockwaused by his death, and
the gloom casthyer the circle f his
acquaintances mayhe lightened by the
knowledge that helkas a true Odd
Resolved.ahat a copy o these resolu
tions be sprud upon the minutes, that
a copy be seat to the family, also be
published in theraty papers and that Our
charter be drapecTTh mourning thirty
days. W. R. NotesteVn,
H. J. Hudson,
Real Estate Traaafna.
Becher, Jteggi & Co., real estate agents,
report the following real estate transfers
filed in the office of the county clerk for
the week ending December 21, 1895: rf
Henry Gehring to School Diet. No. 22,
ii acre in swK 5-18-lw, wd. 18 75
Harry W. Smith to Joseph H. 8eailb,
lot 1, bl 202, Cokuabas, wd, V
Sophia Lemmertetal to JohaH.Wilke,
nKnsU 12-lS-le.qed ,' f.
Lewis Jacobsen to Lars Jaeobsea, eeii
U. P. H. Oehlrich et al adm'n to Dan
iel Weiser. eeX se4 7-19-le, adm'n
Pioneer Town Site Co. to Mary Ann
Reia, lot 2, l12,Creeton,wd
Six transfers, total $2,10108
Wm. Hoefelman is digging a ditch
through a portion of his farm.
Soon we'll bid the old year adieu.
With all it's joys and sorrows too.
All the churches in this vicinity will
have a Christmas tree on Christmas eve.
Miss Kittie Way of Columbus msde a
very pleasant call on the family of D. L.
Bruen last Wednesdsy.
Alfred Bodmer, living in Oconee, will
come back to Grand Prairie in the spring
and work the farm himself.
The separator on Grand Prairie has to
be repaired quite often lately, which is
somewhat annoying to the patrons.
We desire to return our heartfelt
thanks to our friends who have shown
such tender kindness 'to us, and who
have been so thoughtful for us in our
Mas. John Stadffeb and Children.
Many Years Ago.
Twenty-four years ago, this week, the
following were among things referred to
in The Journal:
Dr. Pinkney advertises a new drug
Hunters have killed a great many deer
south of the Platte.
There is yet on Lost creek in the
vicinity of J. H. Watts, some of the
finest of table and valley land, with lakes
of living water.
County Clerk Hudson's" statement
gives the amount of bonds issued court
house, $16,000, Loup bridge, $6,000, gen
eral bridge, $25,000.
A. J. Stevens as agent advertises to
negotiate bankable, commercial paper at
one per cent per month, on a commission
of one-half of one per cent
In speaking of phonography the editor
said that it "would, perhaps, before many
years, be a common branch of instruc
tion in our public schools."
E. Pierce, dealer in dry goods, adver
tises with the picture of a boy posting
up Pierce's bilk. 'Eben still reads The
Joubxax. in far-distant Tacoma.
The navigation of the Loup by boats
is talked of and believed in, as being a
mesas of securing for Columbus the
prospective trade of the Loup valley.
Doc, Beebe his burned a kiln of lime
on his land on the Loup, 75 miles west
of Columbus. He has plastered his
house with it and finds it an excellent
Charles A. Speice as county superin
tendent of public instruction advertises
a two days' iaetttnto for the teachers,
good epesfcers and writers having been
to deliver addressee and read
A correspondent writes: "As we.are
the eeater of the oouaty, and Platte
have several towns as wall as one,
wa wiU.Wmttiaisd to have the couaty
seat of Platte, while Columbus
the capital of the United States. .
8. L. Barrett teacher of the Columbus
school, seeds a report toTnx 3ticwu
and we notion' the following names af
those who stood above 90 in a Maihle
100 record, in spelling: Albert Bkskry,
Charles Wake, Gus. B. Speice, Charles
Briadley, Frank Wolfel, Annie Bremer,
Freddie Speice and Augusta Rickly.
The editor, in calling attention to the
situation of affairs in the west as an in?
ducement to immigration, says of it:
"The watt is the poor maa'a hope, and
the rich man's opportunity. This you
mast confess when you know that the
former can easily afford to borrow of the
latter ft twelve per cent per annnm."
The editor ought to have, said on very
The Third House of the Legislature of
Nebraska was organized, the officers
being: Governor, Allen C. Turner;
Speaker, E. A. Gerrard; Clerk, Gus. G.
Becher. Marshall Smith gave notice
that he would introduce a bill to extend
the jurisdiction of Platte county over the
Pawnee reservation; F. H. Gerrard that
he would introduce a resolution that
under the constitution adopted women
are eligible to membership.
O. E. Stearns from the Half-Way house
on Stearns Prairie, writes of his experi
ence in opening a farm, 15 miles from
Columbus, no neighbors within six miles.
He first broke three acres, dug a well
and made him a dug-out The next
work was a stable, a hennery and hog
pen of sod, and a cellar oxio. Tree
planting was next in order, a few large
trees 12 to 15 feet high and nearly 1,000
thrifty sprouts of cottonwood. It was a
dry season, but the growth was fairly
good. "I can show trees an inch through
and roots six feel long from cuttings and
I think I will never again blister my
hands pulling young cotton woods. ''I
have now 300 cottbnwoods, five elms and
75 plum trees from seed plowed under
the sod. With a common pair of horses
I have broke 35 acres, cross-plowed 25
acres, put up about 40 tons of hay; the
only help I had I returned in work. To
sum it up: in one summer I have a farm
of 35 acres opened, which will yield as
much next summer under like circum
stances as the same number of acres in
any state; and upon this Thanksgiving
day when thousands are homeless and
starving, I in this short time have made
me a comfortable home and comfortable
quarters for stock, with plenty for
myself and them to eat through the com
ing winter. As for settlers I have three
within sight, 8 or 10 within 6 miles, and
20 to 25 claims taken, which the owners
intend to move to early in the spring."
Rising City Independent: Mrs. M.
Allen received a pension last week in the
sum of $2,995, on account of services
rendered by her husband in the late
"unpleasantness," and henceforth will
get $12 per month. This pension has
been pending for nearly 17 years.
Schuyler Herald : One day the first of
this' week Geo. H. Thomas and M. J.
Smith shot two coons on the Folda
island, seven miles southwest of the
city- The largest of the two animals
weighed, thirty-four pounds. The hunt
ers are quite proud of their game.
David City Banner: Over in Iowa the:
are making "maple syrup" out of corn
cobs. They boil the cobs in water and
add a little sugar. The juice of the
fresh corn cob is quite sweet and the
flavor is so near that on maple sugar that
an expert can hardly tell the difference.
Genoa Populist: Corn is worth fifteen
cents a bushel in Genoa, while it brings
only fourteen cents on the St. Edward
market As a consequence, corn is being
hauled to Genoa from within a mile of
St Edward. Genoa is fast recovering
her old reputation of being one of the
best live stock and grain markets in
Osceola Record: Swan Bensen of
Stromsburg was arrested last Saturday
and brought before Judge Hurst charged
with forgery. Fourteen counts were
lodged against him, seven for forgery
and seven for uttering forged paper. The
complaint is made by John F. Lower
who claims that Bensen forged and
passed seven checks against him. The
preliminary trial was set for yesterday
afternoon but too close to our press hour
for us to give the result. He was unablo
to give bonds and has been in jail.
Judge Mills represents Bensen.
Seward Blade: The trial of Mrs. W.
C. Fsye, who put up three $1,000 forged
school district bonds with S. R. Doug
lass as collateral security for a loan of
$800, commenced on Wednesday morn
ing, and the case was given to the jury
Friday, which returned a verdict of not
guilty at 2 o'clock Saturday morning.
Mrs. Faye claimed that she knew noth
ing about the spurious character of the
bonds, that her husband gave them to
her, and she so testified on the witness
stand On Thursday evening of last
week, Herman Tonyes, a well-to-do Ger
man farmer, living on section 18, in D
town, was found dead in his hog pen.
He was a bachelor, about 68 years of age,
and hie brother and wife kept house for
him. He went out in the afternoon to
do some work about bis place, and not
returning at supper time a search was
commenced for him, and he was found
dead in his hog lot The hogs had eaten
his hands and face badly. A telephone
message was sent from TJtioa and Coro
ner Sohulta and Sheriff Remywentup
early Friday morning, and an inquest
was held, a verdict being found that he
came to his death from heart disease,
with which he had been afflicted for
Schuyler Sun: The old Dworak mill
property and farm on Shell creek, owned
by J. Grimison, was sold at public auc
tion Saturday. It was bid in by Amil
Dworak at $32.75 an acre. This seem6
very cheap as it includes the mill which
it is claimed has $15,000 worth of machi
nery in it The other bidder was M. E.
Fuller. . . .It will be remembered that a
prominent business man of this city,
signing himself "tax payer," wrote a
communication to the Sun last spring
advocating the idea of public officers
securing their bonds from companies
organised for the purpose of furnishing
bonds. The Sun commented favorably
on tbe idea at the time and heard others
say that it would be much preferable to
the method now in vogue of asking for
personal sigaatares. Whether the letter
of "tax payer" and what the Sun said
hanVJary affect wa are not prepared to
'. both in qi
west, has longl
aid the upon
ago ito pnl
of furore foi
Bee cast about
at would not ex
er. a paper
long the ItepuDi
in the qi
12 PsWs Each Weel
65 Cent! Per Tear.
The Weekly Bee
All Three for One Ye
say but understand that soma of tbe in
coming officiate will furnish a bond of
this kind. It would be well if all could
do this. It saves the bother of soliciting
personal bondsmen, places the official
under no obligations, and removes the
chance of an innocent bondsman losing
his property through the rascality or
inefficiency of public officials, while it is
Genoa Leader: Hero is a yarn that
will please the believers in dreams. A.
H. Price of Woodville on last Sunday
night dreamed that two of his horses
broke through the ice in u slutch and
were drowned. It so impressed his mind
that he sent his man the next morning
out to his stock field where he had some
horses running and lo, and behold, there
were two of his most valuable horses
together with a steer in a slntch adjoin
ing his field. One of the horses and the
steer were dead, but by breaking the ice
the other horse was rescued A Ger
man farm hand named Gus Wicksky
who had been laboring for Win. John
son of South Branch and who was dis
charged the last of the week, attempted
to outrage Mr. Johnson's 9-year-old
daughter. Wicksky went up stairs after
breakfast to pick up his belongings and
finding the child there making the beds
he committed the assault. Mrs. John
son hearing the child scream rushed up
stairs and caught the brute in the act.
Seizing a lied slat she beat him over the
head and drove him from the house.
As soon as Mr. Johnson, who had gone
to town with a load of grain returned,
he set the officer on his trail and bo was
captured by Sheriff Snyder up in Boone
county and lodged in jail. The little
girl assaulted is partly foolish, having
one side nearly paralyzed since her
birth. The preliminary hearing was had
before .Tiulgo Keid on Tuesday and the
fiend was bound over to district court.
To Chicago anil the East.
?nssengersgoiiigcast for business, will
nawTfally gravitate to Chicago as tbe
groat commercial center. Passengers
re-wsiting 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
.he Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail
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 ronte to be chosen, and, by
asking any 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 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, etc., please call on or address F.
A. Nasb, General Agent, Omnha, Neb.
Vihtho Burlington Ronte, Dec. 24t 25,
31 and Jan. 1 between stations not more
than 200 miles apart. Return hmit
Jan. 2, 1896. Take advantage of 'this
low-rate opportunity and spond Christ
mas with the old folks. They are
counting on yon. The Christmas tur
key and the Christmas pudding are all
ready. Eat them where they should be
eaten at home with your own people
among your own friends. Tickets and
full information at the B. & M. depot. 2t
Advertisements under this head fire cents i
line each insertion.
8CHILTZ makes boots and shoes in the
best styles, and uses only the very best
k that can be procured in the market. 52-tf
tVOnnjaotationsof the marketsaraobUiaed
Tuesday afternoon, and are correct and reliable
at the time.
Shelled Corn 12
Flour in 500 lb. lots $ 5 00(28 50
Fat hogs il 73S 00
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W. A. McAllister. W. M. Cobs eucs
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
B. P. DUFFY. WM. O'BRIEN.
TUITY it O'BRIEN,
Special attention given to Criminal
Office; Corner Eleventh ml North St .
COLUMBUS, : NEBRASKA.
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ATTORMBYS AT LAW.
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naaar was nlliiwi in mn nev
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BECHER, JGGI & CO.,
REAL -ESTATE -LOANS -INSURANCE,
MONEY TO LOAN ON FARMS at lowest rates or interest, on short or lone tiuto.in amoant
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BONDED ABSTRACTERS OF TITLE to all real estate in Platte county.
Represent THE LEADING INSURANCE COMPANIES of the World. Onr farm policies a
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UXUIjOXES, call at the office of
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Dr. CLARK'S INSTITUTE!
FOB THK TKEATXKST OF THE
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Alt Tobacco, Morphine and
other Narcotic Habits.
jy Private treatment given if desired.
COLUMBUS, - - NEBRASKA.
UITY t EMEUUM,
HH AND SALT KEATS,
teveath Street. Colwaabwa, Meb
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office over First National Bask.
lee into every fafawoaee in tan west.
the price down to Cants peAyear,
A Not content withlthis, the pisMish-
WDUtatioa. to offel with The Ble at
msx yeaxtne ' iwt AriDtaae,
maMar OA Ceata ler vaar. A mbTIL
bv the cash, in the shai
bank drslt li. currency
b stamps w larger denomin
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First National Bant,
Capital Stock Pail in $100,000.00
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JACOB OKK18EN, J. G. REEDEIC "
G.ANDERSON. 1. ANDERSON.
J. F. RERNEY.
j M. C. CASSIN,
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Onulu M&oi Market
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Game and Fish in Season.
"Highest market prices naid far
IHides and Tallow.
COLUMBUS, . - NEBRASKA.
We Carry Coffins, Caskets am
meniHc uasKtts at as low '
prices as any one.
HAVE TELE BEST HEARSE '
IN THE COUNTRY.
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