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payable in gold.
Judge Scott pronounced sentence
Thursday on Editor Raker of Gretna, on
a charge of criminally libelling Mr. Bab
bit. The sentence was one year in the
penitentiary at hard labor.
Let the country say to their govern
mental agents at Washington that no
more bonds bearing interest are wanted.
Syndicates for tho absorption of bonds,
and presidents for playing into the
hands of tho syndicates are getting tire
some. A Yobk county farmer was roused by
what he supposed was a burglar at'hw
door. He opened a window aud dis
charged the contents of a shot-gun into
the outer darkness. Ho was no longer
disturbed, but in the morning found he
had killed his best cow.
Wilmam Helm, a prominent cattle
man, was found dead in the sand hills
30 miles sotheast of Alliance. He was a
cattle rustler and when killed was evi
dently caught in tlie act of stealing.
Three sizes of bullet holes and one shot
gun wound were found on his body.
Veterans of the civil war are now be
yond the age of 50, but if these battery
stormers of old were called out us
reserves to perform garrison duty what
a picnic it would le for them. No other
country could furnish such a background
for 14,000,000 men of fighting age. St.
Jcooe BcBKEof Chicago has rendered
a decision in the Dr. Dowie hospital
case that has been a source of interest
to quite a number of people, even out
side of Chicago. The judge held that it
is not within the power of the council to
make that a nuisance 'which is not, in
itself, a nuisance, and the weight of the
decision is that a hospital, when prop
erly conducted, is not in itself, a nui
sance. The Dakota City Eagle has found or
surmised that the following men are
seeking the nomination to congress as
representative of the Third district: J.
B. Barnes, John It. Hayes, Burt Mapes
and W. M. Robertson of Madison coun
ty; Ross L. Hammond and J. E. Frick
of Fremont; Brad Slaughter of Fuller
ton; C. C. McNish of Wiener; W. F.
Norris and J. J. McCarthy of Nixon
county; A. A. Welch of Wayne and W.
E. Peebles of Pender.
Six country toughs in Lancaster
county, broke up a Christmas entertain
ment which was being held under the
direction of the teacher, Miss Leonard;
they came into the house intoxicated,
pulled out pocket tlasks and drank
whiskey in the presence of the audience
and then raised such a disturbance that
the exercises could not be carried on.
Desks were smashed and lights extin
guished. Assaults were made on sev
eral of the smaller children present, but
all escaped with a few bruises. Outside,
the horses were loosened and harness
cut. An arrest of the disturbers fol
lowed. Perhaps the following, of the very
many paragraphs touching tho subject,
tells the situation as nearly as can bo
now measured. It is from the Valley
Enterprise: "Congressman Meiklejohn
will no doubt be Nebraska's next gov
ernor. He has frankly announced his
candidacy, which was a commendable
act for him if he desired it. Congress
man Meiklejohn is a clean, honoranle
and able man and is a general favorite
with republicans all over the state, and
upon him all factions can be united, all
the Tom Majors wounds can be healed
and peace and harmony will again reign
supreme in republican ranks.
A gang of chicken thieves who gath
ered their boodle in the night time from
a number of farms near Seward, getting
nearly a hundred fowls at one place,
were trailed up and found with their
two loads of plunder, near Valparaiso.
The gang, consisting of John Cox, Wal
ter Cornice and a boy named Duval,
were rolled up in blankets on the ground
fast asleep. The men were arrested,
taken before a magistrate, plead guilty
to six different counts in the complaint,
and were sentenced to jail ten days on
each count, five of tb days to bo on
bread and water. The boy escaped. The
farmers got back their chickens as near
The Advocate at Austin, Texas, pnts
the situation in an interesting way, as
follows, but makes no special suggestion
as to how to get out of our troubles.
Mankind are all, more or less selfish,
and this fact interferes with justice and
right conduct, at every step in the road
of, progress the greater degree of sel
fishness, the greater the obstruction.
The reform is primarily from within,
and certainly must be individual and
certainly must bo individual and per
sonal before it can be general: "A few
tea have cornered tho people's supply
of coal; a few more have cornered the
people's supply of coal oil; a few more
have cornered the people's supply of
land; a few more have cornered tho peo
ple's supply of money; a few more cor
nered the people's means of transporta
tion, and the whole combine has cor
pared the government" I
MAY AMEND THE BOND BILL.
Seaw Fear Express that the Greenbacks
May Be Retired.
A dispatch from Washington says:
There may be an important change
made by the ways and means committee
in its bond bill before the scheme is
brought before the house. Considerable
dissatisfaction has arisen among the re
publicans since the text of the bill was
made public, the dissenters asserting
that it could be used by a hostile admin
istration for the permanent retirement
of the greenbacks. In committee meet
ing a similar charge was made by the
democrats that the republicans proposed
to secure what they had always opposed
and what President Cleveland advocated
retirement of the greenbacks. Ac
cordingly there will be a committee
meeting to consider an amendment pre
pared by Mr. Hopkins of Illinois which
Provided, That nothing herein con
tained shall be construed to repeal or
modify existing law which authorizes
and directs the reissue of said legal
Mr. Hopkins is confident that the
amendment will be adopted.
A partial canvass of the republican
members of the ways and means com
mittee shows that while there is practi
cal unanimity among them in desiring
the accomplishment of the object Mr.
Hopkins has in view, there is some doubt
concerning the necessity for the amend
ment. Members say that a careful
examination of the laws will be made,
the question will be thoroughly discuss
ed in committee tomorrow, and that if
the necessity for an amendment in this
particular is developed, an amendment
will be made."
There should lie no blunder made on
this subject. Even the very remotest
contingency of a war with England
should put us now and always on a line
of governmental policy that should be
forever free from the dictation of Eng
land or any and all other European
nations. The self-sustaining man or
nation is the one that best stands when
breezes blow. England, if not onr "his
toric enemy," is certainly our greatest
commercial rival for the business of the
planet, and we must see to it, if not
soon, then later along that we conduct
the business of these United States for
the people of the United States, and not
to suit the adverse interests of any other
nation no matter how strong or influen
tial. What would we think ot a bank that
allowed its cashier to have the benefit of
the interest on the money deposited in
its vaults or the business man to pay his
clerk a salary and give him a chance to
loan out the money not needed for daily
use? The county treasurer's office is in
a similar condition. The interest of the
public moneys belongs to the people and
the county or state treasurer that is
allowed to pocket the interest on the
public money is taking just so much from
the public. This is tho question in a
nutshell: Shall we pay our public offi
cials a good salary and then let them
have a private snap in loaning the money
or shall we keep tho money that right
fully belongs to us and compel the
county treasurers to obey a fair and
equitable law? The state depository
law is a good one and woe to the clique
of scheming politicians that dares
attempt to repeal it in the interest of
public plunder. JHowells Journal.
A New York World's special from
London says: "The most interesting de
velopment is that, saving only the Rus
sian papers, which seem altogether
silent, tho continental press is practic
ally unanimous in sustaining Lord
Salisbury's Venezuelan contention as
against President Cleveland's. The si
lence of Russia is alono ominous. In
case of war between England and the
United States it is not to be doubted
that Russia would seize the occasion for
long delayed udvance to the Mediterra
nean and across tho recently established
line separating her from India."
Mus. Henrietta Turner, who recent
ly died at Mount Vernon, N. V., was the
last survivor ot the "Hower girls" who
met Lafayetto at Woodbridge, N. J., on
his last visit to this country in 1824.
Mrs. Turner was then Henrietta Pryor.
She was less than 8 years old, and was
the youngest of the 10 girls who, attired
in costumes of flowers, formed the words,
"Welcome, Lafayette." She represented
the last E in Lafayette's name, and was
clad in marigolds.
"THANK THE FARMERS."
A Lass of SISO.OOO.OOO, For Wblcb The
Herald Says We Should Be Thankful.
Tho advance statement of our import
aud export trade for February is not en
couraging, our exports being $8,600,000
less than iu February, 1894. A year ago
our February exports were $11,812,190
greater than our imports, but ia Febru
ary of the present year our imports were
$2,017,809 greater than our exports.
Taking tho figures for the eight months
ending Feb. 28, 1894-5, we have the
EIGHT MONTHS EXDIXO FEB. 28.
Domestic exports.... $619,Sm,183 K19,G60,G10
Foreign imports. 415,413,103 468,243,447
Excess of exports. . . . ri03.9G2.021 $83,416,198
This shows that during the eight
months ending Feb. 28, 1894, we ex
ported almost $204,000,000 worth of
goods more than we imported, but dur
ing the corresponding eight months of
the current fiscal year our exports were
only $83,416,193 more than our im
ports, showing a loss of $120,500,000 in
excess of exports. Next, comparing sep
arately the exports and imparts for eight
months, we have the following showing :
rXPORTS FOR EIGHT SI05THS ENDING FEB. 28.
ABM vOa5S"j4 atB3
Decrease. 1895 $69,716,643
IMPORTS FOR EIGHT MONTHS ENDING FEB. 23.
From this it is plain that our exports
during the current yearfor eight months
decreased by $69,716,543, while our
imports for the same period have in
creased by $50,828,285. In this connec
tion it is interesting to quote the fol
lowing from the New York Herald of
"There could be no better proof that
the business of the country is beginning
to revive than this increase of the im
port trade. From several quarters come
well founded reports of a decided in
crease also in the exportations of Amer
ican manufactured goods, for which the
manufacturers ought to thank the fram
ers of the new tariff. "
The economist of Mr. James Gordon
Bennett's paper will be gratified at the
revival in the increase of our import
trade, but the "decided increase also in
the exportations of American manufac
tured goods" is problematical, when we
find a loss of exports amounting to al
most $70,000,000, "for which the man
ufacturers ought to thank the framersof
the new tariff, " as well as for the total
loss of $120,000,000 in eight months.
A FBEE TBADE IDEA.
PROTECTION TO CREATE THE MOST
Iadawtriea War taw
ricfclac t Few at tha BrseaM aff ike
What we waat ia f roo luiaber, tree glass, free
hardware, frcovaraiab. free glaea&dfreo ma
terial of every kind that wo use. Prcsidest
ot the Sextro Manufactures Company of Cin
cinnati. This is an inevitable result of the passage or
the last tariff bill, 'which, although a very mild
measure of reform, had the great moral effect
of beading the action toward lower duties.
Evening Post, New York.
The Sextro Furniture Manufacturing
company of Cincinnati ia anxious to se
cure free lumber, free glass, free hard
ware, free varnish, free glue and free
materials of every land that it uses in
order to enable it to sell its furniture
anywhere in the world. This idea is in
dorsed by the editor of The Post, Mr.
Engaged in making furniture in the
United States there are 5,633 furniture
and upholstery factories, employing
$79,255,078. These factories and this
amount of capital desire free glass, free
glue, free lumber, free hardware, free
varnish and free everything else possi
bly also freedom from taxes. Engaged
in those other industries that supply the
raw material of the furniture manufac
turers are 26,686 factories employing a
capital of $729,517,600, as follows:
No. or Capital
Olaas 294 $4,903,850
Lumber 28,287 eT8.152.494
Totals 26.688 $729,517,600
Furniture and upholstery. 5,633 $79,255,073
President Sextro aud Editor Godkin
desire to take away all protection from
26.666 factories that supply the raw
material for 5,633 furniture makers.
These two worthies desire to make
$730,000,000 of capital idle in order
that $80,000,000, part of which is Mr.
Sextro's capital, may increase in volume.
We would ask Mr. Godkin if this
species of tariff legislation which he
now advocates for the benefit of the fur
niture manufacturers would not be "a
robbery of the great majority of the
American people for the benefit of the
few." We would ask Mr. Godkin if to
ruin the business in which $730,000,000
is invested for the sake of enriching a
business in which $80,000,000 is invest
ed would not be "the culminating
atrocity of class legislation?"
The furniture aud upholstery trades
in the United States employed, accord
ing to the census of 1890, 78,667 hands,
who earned yearly $43,054,942. We do
not see that President Sextro or Editor
Godkin has either of them made any
suggestions that tho wages paid to the
hands working in thefurnituro factories
should be increased when the 466,648
employees in the glass, glue, lumber
and varnish factories are turned idle
upon the streets. We find no suggestion
made to remunerate the wholesale and
retail trades for the losaof $171,657,936
wages earned in the glass, glue, lumber
and varnish trades, money that was
spent and circulated where earned.
Trade in those localities would be
checked by this amount. In this contem
plated robbery of $171,657,936 from
466,648 wage earners for the benefit of
78.667 hands, not including President
Sextro nor Editor Godkin, the following
figures are interesting:
Number of wages
Glass 45,987 $22,113,522
Glue... 98 70,206
Lumber 419,227 148.107,121
Varnish 1.836 1.362.087
Totals 406.648 $171,657,906
Furniture and upholstery. 78,887 $43,064,943
In order to make the glass, glue, lum
ber and varnish which President Sextro
desires to get "free," there is used ev
ery year raw material worth $365,852,
852. No doubt the gentlemen engaged
in the business of manufacturing glass,
glue, lumber or varnish would like to
secure their raw material free just as
President Sextro is anxious to secure his
free raw material And incidentally it
might be suggested that office furniture
and fittings are considered a part of the
raw material which are necessary ad
juncts in the business of making glass,
glne, lumber and varnish. Will Presi
dent Sextro supply those engaged in the
other industries with free office furni
ture? The furniture business uses in all
$48,553,531 worth of raw material in
the course of a year, while the others
use nearly eight times as much. The
total value of the whole furniture prod
uct is but $118,760,974 as against a
product value of $673,774,791 as the
output of the factories engaged in mak
ing glass, glue, lumber and varnish, as
can be seen from the following state
ment: Cost of Valueef
Glass $12,140,985 41,051,004
Glue 396,377 560,944
Lumber. 347.489.130 621,638.934
Varnish. 5,838,300 10.523,900
Totals. SSG5,6SS,632 $673,774,791
Furniture and uphol
stery $48,553,631 $118,700,974
No wonder President Sextro desires
to get "free" for his industries six times
as much material as the entire furniture
trade produces. This is the greatest
scheme for "the robbery of the great
majority of the American people for the
benefit of the few" that we have ever
heard of. It is a species of "the culmin
ating atrocity of class legislation" that
could have had birth only in the mind
of a Sextro or through the greed of a
Godkin or some other leading free trad
er. It embodies the creation of such a
monopoly and class distinction as the
Republican party never advocated, never
suggested and was never narrow minded
enough to listen to.
There need, however, be no surprise
that Mr. Godkin should say "there will
be abundant opportunity for business
men to organize on a business basis, so
that they can ask congress for what they
want as manufacturers, as exporters or
as importer " It was all wrong to "ask
congress' f or protection to American in
terests, but it will be all right to "ask
congress," aairee traders, to enact laws
that will he "a robbery of the great ma
jority of the American people for the
benefit of the few" laws that will he
"tba culminating atrocity of class legis
lation" and which, if sought for "Re
publican protection" would be "de
nounced as a fraud, "but of which, in
the interests of free trade and class leg
islation, Mr. Godkin says "this is as it
How will the wage earners like its
"great moral effect?"
FACTS FOR DEMOCRATS.
Tin Plate Tracks For Free Trad
Look here, yon Democratio editors
and stump speakers.
A few short years ago yon said tin
plate could not be made in this country.
Ton ridiculed every plant that was
You said they were erected for cam
Ton said it was all being done for
Yon lied about the matter andde-ce4vayorraayaTfas4srarg.
koa said tin plate was not then made
and never would be made in this coun
try. Now what do you think of it?
There are now 158 tin plate mills in
operation or under construction in the
And there are more than 58 projected.
And now for some igures taken from
The aggregate output of the mills now
and soon to be in operation is 30,000
boxes each per annum.
This means an aggregate output of
4,680,000 boxes in alL
When the projected mills are com
pleted, the total annual output will
j reach 6,420,000 boxes, or enough to sup
ply wo noma marjteu
That, Mr. Democrat, is a result of
It is a result achieved in spite of Dem
ocratic falsehoods and sneering predic
tions of failure.
It is a result of legislating in the in
terest of America and Americans.
If there were such a thing as shame
in the Democratic party, it would hong
its head at the growth cf this infant in
dustry. Toledo Blade.
That Dollar Wheat.
NOT THE WAGES OF 1892.
Thm Little Advance Made Dae to CeaaV
deace Ja the Itepabllcaa Party.
It is amusing to observe how. lustily
the free traders crow over the few in
creases in wages which have taken place
since the "tariff reform" congress ad
journed. Wages are going up in spite of the
Democratic party and its free trade
tariff. After the elections of last No
vember the country began to take hope.
It saw the beginning of the end of Dem
ocratic rule. Still there was no visible
improvement in business, no upward
movement in wages. It required the re
sults of the spring elections to confirm
the people iu the belief that the reac
tion had come to stay. There are few
who do not now believe that the Repub
lican party will be fully returned to
power next year.
There is hope for the future, and ad
vances in wages are the fruits of that
hope. The real turning point in the
great depression was tho final adjourn
ment of the congress that passed the
Wilson tariff. Tho Democratic party
had done its worst and had been repudi
ated by the country. The nation has re
turned to its senses, and business is once
more on the up grade. From this time
on we may look for gradual advances in
wages, and as they come they will be
hailed with gladness and satisfaction.
Itwilltako sometime before they are
restored to the high water mark of 1892.
Pittsburg Commercial Gazette.
Dull ProvUIoa Trade.
Mr. H. O. Armour, whose concern is
recognized as the largest packers iu the
country and does the largest domestio
trade in hog as well as beef products,
said their trade is not as good, has uot
been aud does not promise to be as good
as last year, owing to the general indus
trial and agricultural depression aud the
consequent iuability of laboring people
aud fanners to buy the usual amount of
goods iu their Hue, of which consump
tion is less than during the pauic year
of 1893. New York Journal of Com
merce. A Free Wool Benefit.
The reduction iu the tariff on carpets
under the Gorman law resulted in im
ports at New York of 200,002 square
yards during the five months ending
Jan. 81, 1895, as compared with im
ports of only 81,338 yards during the
corresponding five months a year earlier.
This was an increase of nearly 150 per
cent iu the quantity of foreign carpets
imported, meaning a smaller market for
Relief That Doesnt Relieve.
Tho promised activity of trade which
was to follow tho enactment of tho Gor
man tariff has beeu very slow in its
movement; but, according to the best
Democratic authority, the sluggard is
now iu sight. Activity iu trade ought
to bring a train of blessings, but unfor
tunately this trade activity is chiefly in
foreign goods. Activity in trado of this
kind brings no relief to tho multitude
of our uuemplo3ed, whose pockets have
been so pitilessly emptied.
At von Bergen Bros.
Wire Lamp Shade Frames 25 cents.
Ten-foot rolls Crepe Tissue Paper 25
cents. Dennison's imported Tissue Pa
per, per sheet, ' cents.
Found by L. W. Weaver. Just what
you have been looking for. A clean,
bright, lumpy coal free from sulphur,
slate and other impurities, gives an in
tense heat. For ordinary heaters and
cook stoves it has no equal at the price.
Call for our White Oak Coal at 95.25 a
ton. Our Colorado Sunshine at $5.75 is
also an excellent coal. We 'have the
agency for these two coals and can be
had only at L. W. Weaver's yards. Also
Genuine Canon City 97.00 per ton
Rock Springs Lump 7.00 "
" " Cook Stove., fi.00 "
Du Quoin, 111., Lump 5.50 "
Lehigh, Pa, Hard 9.50 "
White Oak 5.25 "
Colorado Sunshine 5.75 '
L. W. Weaver's,
18dec4 Thirteenth St, Columbus?.
The Columbus Historical Club meets
Friday, Jan. 4, '96, with Emily Rorer.
History Jean Wilson, Fred Williams.
Select reading Isabelle Ayere.
Impersonation Frank McTaggart.
Recitation Lucy Cross.
Prophisis Mattie Post, Jack Hooper.
Vocal solo Alberta Post
Recitation Emily Rorer.
Essay Greyson More.
Pleasant paragraphs David Boyd.
Recitation Gilbert More,
Select reading Phon Elliott.
Current notes Marie Morse.
Recitation Lois Early.
Select Reading Lillian Keating.
Weekly paper Carrie Parks, Ed.
Thurston, Alberta Poet.
Last Friday evening Prof. Williams
made a speech on mesmerism and hypnotism.
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Bell wood Gazette:' About twenty
five men are now engaged building the
new bridge across the Platte and Loup
rivers. About the first of the new year
twenty-five more will be added to the
Platte. Center Signal: James Maher,
who met with the misfortune of having
one of his legs crushed, which necessi
tated amputation of the member just
above the ankle, returned from Texas
Sunday evening. Many of the young
man's friends met him at the depot with
Seward Blade: Henry Rhoren has
found gold on his farm, west of town.
He showed us a letter from Prof. Nich
olson, of the State University, in which
he stated that the sand sent him by Mr.
Rhoren assayed $20 of gold to the ton.
But Mr. Rhoren had washed it before
sending it to the Professor. He is going
to send in a sample of sand without
washing, and see how it will pan out.
Schuyler Quill: Bruno Schmidt is
having a store building erected out in
Midland precinct, just south of the
Turnbull farm and near where the Mid
land hall stood. The building is to be
frame, two stories high, 16x20 feet, with
shed behind. He will run a general
merchandise store and no doubt will do
well there. Already he has been ap
pointed postmaster and the office is
Osceola Record: Swan Benson, of
Stromsburg, who had his preliminary
trial for forgery before Judge Hurst last
week was bound over to the district
court under bond of 8500. He was una
ble to get bondsmen and is boarding
with Sheriff Hahn. The amount in
volved is $70 Joe Allen, who has just
returned from Michigan says wood is
selling there for fifty to seventy-five
cents per covd, and a laborer can get but
twenty-five cents per cord for cutting.
Other things are about in this propor
tion and the people pretty generally
Madison Reporter: Lou Brant has
been adjudged insane and was taken to
the Norfolk hospital Wednesday. He is
the husband of Mrs. Francis Brant now
under three years' sentence for the kil
ling of Fred Reeves last summer. He
believed himself in a degree responsible
for the action of the wife. His mania is
of a homicidal and suicidal nature, hav
ing attempted to kill his son and then
made attempts on his own life. Brant
and his wife are the parents of fonr
children, the oldest being twelve years
of age and the youngest a toddling babe.
Hard is the heart that will not go ont in
sympathy for these now worse than
orphans mother in the penitentiary
and father in tho insane asylum. What
a Christmas these little ones have had
Howells Journal: Geo. Hanegan and
son Will returned from Ponca, this state,
where they went a couple of weeks ago
to mine coal. George says that they
have a good 18 inch vein of coal there,
but it is so hard to mine that it will not
pay for the owners to hire help lo mine
tile coal, being located between sand
stone. We were of the opinion that the
vein was a paying one but since we've
heard the facts as given by George have
changed our mind. The only way the
owners can make it pay is to mine it
themselves. . . .Several farmers have lost
hogs by cholera, and it would be well for
all to be posted on the law requiring that
within twenty-four hours after their
death from cholera or other diseases, the
owner shall cause the carcasses to lie
suitably buried or burned on the premi
ses owned or occupied by such persons.
Norfolk News: Many of the counties
in this part of the state are awakening
to the wisdom of establishing poor
houses. Since the opening of the poor
house in Madison county, there has been
a marked decrease in the number of
panpers. The same result has been ex
perienced in Pierce county. In speaking
of the location of a poor house in Wayne
county the Democrat says: "The estali
lisbing of a poor house by the county
commissioners is a step in the right
direction, and will tend to lessen the
poor expenses very materially" Frank
Murphy, foreman of the Stone ranch
northwest of Madison, and Ralph John
son had a husking race the other day.
Mr. Johnson hnsked and cribbed 109
bushels of corn. Mr. Murphy hnsked
10G bushels and thirty pounds, but did
not crib it. The corn averaged thirty
bushels to the acre Steward Jenkins
of the asylum is suffering from the
effects of a dislocated shoulder, which
he sustained by being pitched out of his
buggy Monday evening. He had just
arrived from the city in his buggy and
stopped at tho front door of the institu
tion. Several children suddenly ap
peared at one of the near by windows.
His horse was frightened and made a
plunge for liberty, causing Mr. Jenkins
to take the aforesaid header.
To Chicago aad the East.
Passengers 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
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 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
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. Nash, General Agent, Omaha, Neb.
In the matter of the estate of John M. Pearce.
TOTIC'E ia hereby giren that in pursuance of
XI . an order of J. J. Sullivan, Indira of the
district court of Platte oonnty, Nebraska, made
on the 8th day of Jane, 1895, for the sale of the
teal estate hereinafter, described, there will be
old at public vendue the following described
real estate, to wit: The south half of the south
west quarter of section fifteen, in township
nineteen north, of range four west of the 6th
principal meridian In Platte county, Nebraska,
subject to the first mortgage thereon.
Jaid sale will be heldat the oonnty Judge's
office, ia Columbus, ia said oonnty, on the 10th
day of February, 188S, at 1 o'clock p. m.
miiiiin.il . tan m.
Executor of the last will ot John M. Pearce,
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something inferior, both in quality and quantity. The Omaha Bee, always to The front of the newspapers in the
west, has long been recognized as one of the leading publications in the country. It has done more, and is now
doing more, toward the upbuilding the great west, than any .other paper.
About two years ago its publishers, determined to bring The Weekly Be into every farmhouse in the west,
especially in its own state and the states immediately adjoining Nebraska, put the price down to 65 Cents per year,
an unheard of figure for a 12-page weekly publication. This price still prevails. Not content with this, the publish
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one lirst received will be given preference. Kverv competitor whose
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:h paper rover, including twelve complete novels, whether he wins a prie
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ther competitors Residents of Omaha are not permitted to take anv
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Ifaydeu llros. Jlusic Store, Omaha, Neb.
Tin:, remarkably liberal offer is made by the Weekly Wokld-Heeallv
which the distinguished ex-congressman,
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