The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, January 15, 1896, Image 3
3?-iwri35j- -"-5 - ufct. 'TWxS-'3( -J- --wsA - . . - r . - - - - . , " J m v i. - KffiJ.- fci- - ; 3- 9 sfcw ,:;. '., i . ? 8 J-.- S " - f, V 0lwmlnts gattrnal. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 15. 1S-6. A. Jt N. TI ME TABLE. Pass. Freight. l re t'olantlna jOO a-m. 230p.a. r(lr..d 7.20 , " DavidCity . .sl hj 'Seward f!2 2-ja " 4:15 p.m. 7:45 10:20 " , Arrivetat Lincoln .1 jJta. m.l o V The :aserrer leave Lincoln at 6 35 p.m.. and " crii-t at Columbus 9J35 p. m; thefreurht leaves . 4 " T Jnroln at 7:15 a. ro.. and arrives at Columbus at :fc)i. m. UNION PACIFICTIME-TABLE. nniNV. rtsT. OOI5G WIST. Icnl Fr't fi41a.m Col. Local 6:10 a. m AMuti"Kx. Or. In. Local Nr. PL L-.cal Fa-.tMr.il. Tl?.. n I I imilul 10:35 a. m 9.-P-4 a. m I Nr. PL Local 1 10 P- m 1:00 p.m Fast Mail .. 6sp.m 2a0 ii. m Gr. Is. Local 6:55 p. m No. Vnt Mail. rnrriy tmfwensers for thrmcli tiointf. fining wvt at F.GS p. m.. ar rive at Ik-aver 7:t a. m. No. 2. Fast Mail car rier, pasnc-p; to Fremont. Valley and Omaha jr'inc ra-t at &t p. ci. No. 31. freight, carries pa-pnjiers, goer, wept 6:45 a. m. The freight train leaving here at 4:40 p. m. car ri! iHcsr from here to Valley. .vma : iiL Jiiiii. m in a a" COI-rilBrs AND NOEFOLK. Passenger arrives from Sioux City . . . !2iW p. m taive- for Sioux City ti.TJp.ni SUxed leave for Siour City 7:20a. m Mixed arrive lliJJp. m fOlt ALBION AND CEUAU UAPIDS. Mixed leaver- Mixed arrie- . . i'ai enger leave-. . " arrives.. IW) a. m i-t p. m . l0i.m . 12:H) p. m ocittv Jfafices. rT"All notices nnder thir heading will be clmrged at the rate of 1 a jear. A LEBANON LODG E No. M, A. F. & A. M. W lingular metice 2d Weilnewlaj in each fjK montli. All brethren invited to attend W. II. NuTESTKIN.Seg'. 2Ujuly WILDKY LODGE No. 44, 1.O.O.F., niM-Li Tuelav eeninr.- of each JRi- week at their liall on Tliirteenth " Btreet. Visitinc brethren cordhdly tXIMte.1. W A. WAV. i.ll. W. K. .QTtTElX. Sec'y. 27jan'JMf CLl'MHIA CAMP No. 35. WOODMEN OF the World, meet -verj second and fourth ThtiP-d.-.y-or the month. TutO p. in., at Oehlrich't. Hall. Tliirteenth treet. Ueuular attendancu is ven d .imble, and all viniting brethren are cor diallj invited to meet with us. jan23-'H5 '-DKOlMiANlZED CHURCH OF I.ATTER-DAY &iint hold recnlnr pervicee eery Suiubiy a 2 p. a jirayer me-tia on Wedu-ia eveninc at tlieir chapel, comer of North street and Pacific A vemie. All are cordially in iteL 13":cW Eliler 11. J. IIupson. President. VANG. PHOT. CHLRC1I. Germ. Reform.) Jv?rv:ce every Sundaj at lOifc, a. m. Ilai-tism-i, marrtace- and funeral termons are con durtni li the Pa-tfir in the German and Knclinli lancaHaes. Resilience, Wa.hinston Ave. and Eleventh street-. Huov-'iJJ E Dr. GXLEU, Pastor. Iliiyden Bros., Ury Goods, Omaha. Dr. Naumncs, dentist, Thirteenth stret-'t. tf The l'lutte river is up because of ice below. Adolph Sauer is nit;ht clerk at the Meridian. What wonderful weather we have had to he sure! Dr. T. . Clark, Olive street. In office at niplit. Mrs. Dr. Evans is reported as leiu . datipcrously ill. Dave Adauison made a business trip to Iqwr last week. Dr. L. C. Yoss, Homeopathic physi cian, Columbus, Nebr. Born, Monday mornmc; to Mrs. "Arnold Abts. a daughter. Wanted, two good farm hands at good -wages. Patrick Murray. 1 The Jewcll-Speice contest case is proceeding before Judge Kilian. Sam. Waddell moves today onto the Charlie Morse farm north of town. The Ceciiinn club will meet with Miss Kittie Speice Monday evening. E. M. Thomas of Stanton county was a Columbus visitor Wednesday last. -.lay Merril of Omaha has been here for tome time interested in a law suit. Dr. E.T. Bo wor, veterinary surgeon, will be found at Abts barn hereafter, tf Drs. Martyn. Evans ,v Geer, office three doors north of Friedhof's store, tf -Chicago Inter Ocean and Columucs JornN'AL, one year, in advance Sl.To. tf The ice house at tiie V. P. yards was treated to a fresh coat ot paint last week. -The ladies musical will meet with ' Mrs. C. II Pollock next Monday even ing. Wiggins & Lewis and J. P. Goedeken shipied hogs to South Omaha Wednes day last. Mrs. 11. P. Coolidge has been afflict--ed several days the past week with iumhago. About fifteen lads and lassies gave ltoy Lucas a surprise party Friday evening. The Eh-vator Roller Mills pay the highest market price Tor era ill. A iirty of school friends gave Sam RoctbVa surprise party Saturday after noon and evening. The Farmers and Merchants bank at Platte Center is in charge or state examiner Cowdery. H. J. Arnold, M. D.. physician and sureeon. Two doors north of Brod fnehrer's jewelry store, tf Leo Laughlin went to Humphrey Wednesday to repair cars that were broken Tuesday nieht. The U. P. switch engine works now on half time, 3 p. m. to 3 a. m., thus dis pensing with one crew. The Ladies' Guild will meet with Mrs. Tomlin Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 22. A full attendance is desired. Guy C Banrain is endeavoring to raise a club to bear the expense of a room for library and reading-room. Sophia Mohnke will have a sale of horses, cows, farm implements, etc, nine miles northeast of the city, on Tuesday February -L I have about 200 acres of farm land to "rent in Platte or Colfar counties. .Albert Hall, post-office address Uolurn- bns, Nebraska. . ' J. P. Steinman at the Mrs. Erb farm near the city, -will have a sale of stock, farm'implements and household goods, January 21st. See bills. Missefi Jessie and Carrie Sacrider of Monroe -were in the city Monday accom panied by Miss Bartholomy of Stroms burg who had been their guest. -. At Nebraska City one evening- last week, a number of young people were .ery pleasantly entertained by Miss Florence Wilson in honor of her guest, Mas Mary Henry of this city. Bed Seal amdColamfems are the leading brands of flour try them. John Tannahill went to Lincoln Tuesday to attend the State Horticul tural society meeting, which holds three days. Hagel & Stevenson shipped a car load of butter and eggs to New York Thursday, an unusual order for this time of year. Friends of little Clarence Sibbern sen will be pleased to hear he is rapidly recovering from the severe burn he got two weeks ago. Baptist church, J. D. Pulis, pastor. Services 11 a. m., 7:30 p. m. Subjects Jan. 19th: morning, 'Love for Souls." Evening, "Apostle and King." The useless destruction of birds or other dumb creatures, merely for the so-called sport of it, is coming into dis repute more and more every year. An effort will be made by beet growers who had contracts with the Oxnards to prevent them from receiving the $40,000 bounty from the state. Mrs. .Robert Saiey returned last Saturday to her home in Columbus, after a two weeks' visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Palmer. Fullerton News. Farmers get the best ex change at Elevator Roller Mills. tf Henry itagatz was under the weath er several days last week with the grip, but his numerous friends will lie glad to know that he was at the store again all right, Monday. W.T. Allen has leased to H. Siewert of Boone, Boone county, his farm of 1(10 acres four miles south of this city, on the island, possession to be given the first of March. An adept at the business gives these two rules for newspaper writing, first, don't try to put too much into a sen tence: second, don't try to put too much into an article. H. L. Kuhneman sent a car load of fat ho's to Sor.th Omaha Monday, among the finest we ever saw; Otto Bolt also had a car load. Fourteen car loads of stock were shipped from here three days of last week. Dr. Arnold successfully removed a small tumor from the right eye lid of Dave Adamson last week, and while the eye is still painful Dave is able to handle the hammer and wrench in the round house as well as ever. In a business letter from A. J.Arnold, National City, California, under date of January 8, he says: 4'I improve very slowly and it will be months before I can discard the crutches. Other Colum bus friends here are well." The Pioneer Hook and Ladder Co. will give their 22d annual mask ball on Friday evening, February 21st; com mittees are now making the necessary arrangements and hope to have this ball eclipse any they have ever had. Some one attempted to enter the residence of H. Uagatz again Saturday evening about bed time, but was fright ened away by the burglar alarm. It is supposed he is the same person who en tered Borer's residence later in the night. Alex Shank, aged 5C years, died in Wyoming last week. The remains were brought to Silver Creek Tuesday, the burial to take place at Beulah. Mrs. Perry Loshbaugh and other friends went from here yesterday morning to attend the funeral. Invitations are out for the marriage tomorrow (Thursday) of Miss Kittie Way, danghter of Mr. W. A. Way, to Mr. Orrin C. Breese, at the home of the bride's parents in this city. The Jock sal tenders congratulations in anticipa tion of the happy event. The new county treasurer of Buffalo county has put up a bond furnished (for a consideration of course) by a guarantee company who are doing that sort of business. The Journ'ai. has given reasons for believing this is the best method for officials and the public. C. L. Gerrard of Columbus was vis iting relatives here this week Win. Welch shipped a car of cattle and a car of hogs, and .S. Hyatt shipped a ear of hogs to South Omaha Wednesday even ing Albert L. Dack and Miss Lillie Faggot of Galva. Illinois, were married Christmas eve. Monroe Republican. At the last regular meeting of the Pioneer Hook and Ladder Co., Bert. J. Galley and Orin Breese were elected delegates to represent the company at the Nebraska State Volunteer Firemen's association to be held at Grand Island, January 21 to 21 Hose Co's No. 1 and 2 elected E. D. Brink as delegate and the W. Y. Bissell Co. Frank Wurdeman. Reno, the magician, held the boards at the opera house Monday night, a large audience being present to witness his wonderful and mystifying tricks in leg erdemain, see the trained dogs, birds, etc., and by the hearty plaudits given him his entertainment gave good satis faction. It is safe to say that any time he gives a return engagement he will be given a hearty welcome. Clinton Gray, who gets the weather report each day, was good enough to make a frame the right size to hold the report and hang the same outside the store on North street so all who would, could read. Saturday evening some scoundrel took the trouble to smash the glass then carried off the frame. There is a heavy government penalty for such an offense, and the party, if caught, will be made to suffer. Sunday school teachers and work ers will be glad to learn that on Wed nesday of each week, beginning with January 15, the lesson for the Sunday following will be explained in a conver sational Bible Class, held in the Congre gational church. The Colnmbus pastors will conduct the meetings in alphabet ical rotation (according to their names); this training class is under the auspices of the Columbus Sunday School Union, and the public generally are cordially invited. There was one winter here some time ago when ice of a few inches thick ness was put up and a fear expressed that there was not to be any more of a crop, but a severely cold spell came down on us the first of March and J. B. Meagher had directions from the U. P. Company to send to Council Bluffs 100 car loads, which he did between the first and eighth day of March, the weather being so warm when the last shipment went in that it lost about half its weight. The ice was 16 to IB inches thick. Betarn envelopes at this office for 50 cents per hundred. Farmers near town are subjected to a good deal of annoyance and often con siderable expense by reason of hunters, skaters, etc Our friend Guy C. Barnum, here, has lost a pile of money in that way: Mr. Sturgeon, too, lost some $150 worth of hay not long ago, and we notice that Adolph Dworak, near Schuyler, lost a horse last week Its head filled with shot, showing what had caused its death. Tuesday night at Humphrey, while Engineer William Allen was doing some switching on engine No. 573 some one maliciously removed the brake on one of the box cars on the siding which ran into a car which was attached to the engine, driving the Outfiters car with such force into the engine that it knock ed the pilot off bending the strong braces, but strange to say it did not break the glass in the headlight. The following paragraph from the Omaha Herald may be news to some of our readers. We are not acquainted with the man mentioned: "E. M. Bio re of Oconee, Platte county, charged with forging a postal order and with receiving forged postal orders, is now on trial in the federal court. The defendant was an express messenger between Lincoln and Doadwood at the time the alleged offense was committed. There had been peculations along this line and an inves tigation by the authorities led to the arrest of Blore. He pleads ignorance of the entire transaction. When we read the following para graph qnoted from the Family Doctor, we naturally thought of the recent death of Kev. Pillsbury at Fullerton: "At a recent meeting of the Philadelphia County Medical Society Dr. Sallinger reported a case of gangrene in a person suffering from diabetes. The slightest injury to the feet of individuals afflicted with diabetes is liable to cause fatal gan grene, and such persons are especially warned against allowing their corns to be cut or pared. Oxygen was used in this case with partial success, but death finally resulted from a second injury." There is a class of people who have in their make-up a strange mixture of ignorance and something else, which, in lack of a better description, goes under the name of smart-alecism. One phase of this consists in the deception of the newspaper reporter by giving him alleged facts that have no foundation, whatever, in truth. To the editor who has little regard for the quality of what goes into his paper, it don't make so much differ ence, but the truth-speaking part of the fraternity have a feeling in regard to such things, and are not favorably dis posed to that class of would-be deceivers. County Judge J. N. Kilian is very nicely fixed fh his office, in the Columbus State bank building on Twelfth street, opposite the familiar old land-mark, the Clother hotel, entrance on Twelfth street. It goes without saying, of course, that the location will be very convenient for those who will have business to transact with the county court. The judge is putting everything in first class order as he goes along, and his office will evident ly be a model of neatness and classifica tion 4a place for everything, and every thing in its place." Ample provision is being made for the safety of the valuable records of the office, so that in case of fire there will be no loss of them. Miss Mamie Sheehan is assisting in the copy ing work of the office. That relic of barbarism, the chari vari, is probably not so much in favor as it was before the evening of January 7, with the party of young men who went to have some fun at the expense of John Hein and Bertha Klist near David City. The party got boisterous and in the undue excitement, which is all to liable to be the rule on such occasions, a heav ily loaded shot gun was fired at the house. The shot went through the side of the house and struck the wall on the opposite side. Several persons were in the room, two of whom narrowly escaped the shot. Hein ran out to learn who fired the shot with a view to prosecuting them, when the damage was settled by the payment of SI each by the unbidden guests, who immediately left. Macabee Lodge No. "m gave a ban quet Saturday at their hall on Thir teenth street. Covers were laid for 123 with a table the whole length of the hall ladened with almost everything to eat one could think of. One lady who was in attendance said they had the most beautifully arranged table that she had ever seen in Columbus, and a look at a photograph taken by W. B. Notestein would bear her out in the assertion. After the banquet was over a regular social was held. Several card tables were provided and everybody enjoyed themselves until a late hour. The com mittee on arrangements were T. F. Wil son, O. P. Taylor and W. R Notestein, and could a vote of thanks have been extended to the committee it wonld have been unanimous. In the Argus write-up of the county treasury shortage last week LGluck'was represented more as a daylight robber than as a bondsman seeking to save money for himself and fellow bondsmen. We ascertain the facts to be that I. Gluck and L Sibbernsen went to Platte Center Thursday morning, and that Mr. Gluck presented a check of J. W. Lynch's for 8560 for payment, and Sibbernsen a certified certificate of deposit from Mr. Lynch, calling for $1368. The cashier was so excited and nervous over the sit uation that he asked the gentlemen to count the money, which Mr. Gluck and assistant cashier Bodmer did. There was no force exercised or anything of the kind. Why the Argus should represent Gluck as looting the Platte Center bank is not apparent, on the face of the returns. We have known Mr. Gluck a goodly number of years, as have many other of our citizens and while we all know that he wants his own, because it is his, he will insist always in you having your own, for the same reason that he demands his. And we might add that he will come about as near getting just exactly what belongs to him, as the next man you will find, and getting it, too, by fair and Iawfnl means. Mr. Gluck, although a bondsman of ex-Treasurer Lynch, claims considerable credit for supporting Elliott in the late campaign, while at the same time believing that the election of Elliott would be-so entire a change in the business of the office that it might possibly cost him considerable, if the affairs of the office were not found all right under ex-Treasurer Lynch. St. Catkariae ficaoiag Circle. Will meet at the residence of Wm. O'Brien, Wednesday Jan. 15, at 8 p. m. Roll call. Quotations from Byron. 'Political Economy," chapters ix to xL Circle. Supplementary reading, chap, viii to x. Select reading. Miss Shanahan. .Impersonation. Miss Cashing. Recitation. Miss J. Fitzpatrick. Biography of Byron. Miss A. Fitz patrick. Song by Circle. Spelling contest, words from Webster. F. H. Young, editor of the Genoa Leader, was a caller at these headquart ers Wednesday. Mr. Young has some decided notions concerning the conduct of a newspaper and if all his brethren in the business could put into practice the main items of his business creed thev would probably be better off financially than most of them are now. The residence of Frank Borer on Fourteenth and North street was en tered Saturday night, by a burglar. It is thought the outside cellar door had been left unfastened, for the thief got through in this way. In the cellar, kitchen and back hall-way burnt match es were scattered as if they had been used for a light. In the cellar, jars of fruit were opened but none have been missed, also both tires of a bicycle were cut as if by a pen knife. Soiled under clothing, ready for the laundry, was carried upstairs and left in the hall, as if the thief had been frightened away. The bedroom of Miss Emily Borer was entered, her clothing in the closet and drawers pulled ont, jewelry scattered around, but only handkerchiefs, gloves and parts of dress suits found missing. None of the family heard the noise or found any clue to the burglar. A mir ror had been fingered over but no writing is discernible. Forty-one volumes have been added to the public school library the past week, twenty-two by gift of pupils, the 'remainder by purchase, using money from the library fnnd. All are valuable additions, and many are classic litera ture; the purchases being Plutarch's Lives, Yonng people's histories of Greece, Borne, Germany, France and England, Gibbon's Borne, Prescott's Ferdinand and Isabella, etc. The donators of books were Kate Flynn, Grace Bo wen, Maud Hatfield, Emiiy Borer, Gertrude Whit moyer. Rose Flynn, Laura Schroeder, Zoe Schrock, Lela Stillinan, Horley Dussell. Anna Rasmussen, Celia Wagner, Willie Hensley, Sam Friedhof, L H. Britell, Balph Coolidge, Fred Stires, Ralph Turner, and Guy Fox. Additions to the library will be thankfully received every week. Donations can be made by the pupils, parents and others to the respective grades and remain in the rooms or grades to which they are donat ed, and will ba considered as belonging to the Columbus public school library. J. H. Pierce, the Omaha Bee's spe cial correspondent "Ranger" who was here a week or so ago in the interest of one of Nebraska's great newspapers, has had a wonderful history, as soldier, balloonist, newspaper editor, magazine editor and proprietor, poet and preach er. A man of very varied experience, his conversation bristles with scintilla tions of wit and genius. His life has been a constant series of ventures and adventures, defeats and victories, mak ings and breakings, and yet, like the cat in the story, he always has lit upon his feet. In any one of the numerous lines of endeavor, his work has been remarka ble, and always characterized with dash and a great deal more than the average of literary geniuses. We have before us a copy of one of his poems, which sug gests to us that if Mr. Pierce had de voted his energies exclusively to that line of literary endeavor, he would have excelled many whose lines are regarded as "household words" and worthy to be treasured in memory and repeated in song. Saturday night at their hall on Eleventh street Baker Post No. 9 and Union Camp No. 131 held their installa tion jointly. About 7 o'clock they be gan arriving at the hall, each with a full haversack, some bringing canteens which were full to the corks, for it had been previously arranged that they would have a bite to eat. They kept coming until there were about forty nearly equally divided between old sol diers and sons. First the officers of the post were installed by comrade W. A. McAllister, then comrade S. L. McCoy installed the officers for the camp, finish ing at about 10 o'clock. In the mean time a detail had been made to look after the commissary department, so that when installation was finished ev erything was ready for a right good lunch. Excellent pork and beans done to a turn, rolls, fine beef and ham sand wiches, several kinds of cake and stacks of pie made the boys feel that it was good to be there. Yes, I forgot the coffee, but we had it, the regular old army kind, but thanks to comrade Young and his forethought for bringing a big jug of cream, which took the wire edge off from the coffee, making as smooth a drink and as fine coffee as one could get at the Vienna restaurant. Af ter supper, Drill Sargeant James Meagh er entertained the crowd about a half hour with a small squad of Sherman's bummers. They were a squad of raw recruits which took some time to learn orders, but finally managed to get through the manual of arms, but they didn't seem to know much about march ing. After the drill, the hall was turned over to the Sons from Bellwood, who were there in force, one of whom drove their goat over, the remainder coming by special train. They came prepared to .give our boys some extra degree work. Ten or twelve of the Sons were willing to take the degrees and the fun com menced. Among the number who went in was brother H. B. Beed, who had eaten his supper with the Maccabees before coming to the hall, and he thought no ordinary goat conld throw him after eating such a heavy meal, but he went onto his back the same as the other Sons, and made Harry think that the Bellwood goat was rather frisky. If people can laugh and grow fat, we ex pect soon to see comrades Meagher, Miner, Brock and Young quite fleshy. Everybody seemed to have a splendid time, and at near midaight, when camp was broken, most of "them wished in stallation came ofteser, and so does this So9. TREASURY LOOTED. $30,512.25 GONE, LEAVING BONDS MEN TO SETTLE DEFICITS. f Ex.' Iymek teSava Platte Ceatcr Bmak U Haa ef State wiser Xa Aaawer Coaes to the QaenttoB, Wkere Hs the -' Mosey Goae? Ex- Since the State of Nebraska and the business metropolis of the State of Ne braska have had such an experience in finance as has lately struck them, the object lessons have not been without their value to the remainder of the state all around, and there will be a tendency, at least, if not a very decided demand hereafter, on the part of in-going officials and of bondsmen on official bonds, more especially of treasuries, to see the actual cash counted and turned over, and no make-believe or shadowy form of settle ment will anymore be satisfying to wide awake tax-payers. In making settlement with ex-treasurer James W. Lynch, the board of supervisors found the books all straight and correct, but when the time came to deliver the cash balance, it was not forth coming. The following statement by County Treasurer Hans Elliott tells the story briefly in figures: Colttxbcs. NtBB., Jan. 9. 13. To the Hon. Board of Supervisors of Platte county, Nebraska. Gextudcen: I herewith beg leave to snbmit for your consideration the following: Jan. 9; to balance cash on hand proper ly chargeable to ex-Trwwiirer J. W. Lynch as per report of committee on settlement $Z97i 70 Less state fond in hia hands 13,'SiS 45 Balance county fnnd per committee's I farther beg leave to acknowledge that 1 have received from ex-Treasurer J. W. Lynch the following: Atnonnt in depositories $20,771 n " cash and checks 6.2U W " city, village and township orders and road receipts 1,771 W Total $23,7(52 43 Leaving a balance in county funds due from J. W. Lynch, of $17,233 K And in state funds due from J. W. Lynch 13,273 4." Making a total of $30,312 23 Which amount and money due the county I demanded from said J. V. Lynch, ex-coanty Treasurer, but which he failed and refused to pay over to me or any part thereof. Respectfully, Hass 8. Elliott, County Treasurer. The supervisors have directed the county attorney to take the necessary steps to save Platte county from loss and there seems no question concerning that part of it the bondsmen are entire ly good for the amount, and very much more for that matter. It is not thought by those acquainted with the bondsmen that anything more than the formal legal proceedings necessary in the case, will be had, but there is intense interest on the part of the public to know partic ulars of how the bondsmen are succeed ing in protecting themselves, and where the money has actually gone. Along both these line3 of inquiry, the answers are very unsatisfactory, to us as newsgatherers, and also to the bondsmen as gatherers of money and securities. We hear rumors of speculations; rumors of loaning of county money to personal friends of Mr. Lynch who are not answerable in law for the amounts had; rumors of speculation on the board of trade; rumors of use (unauthorized) by banks; rumors of investments in real estate that were thought at the time to promise lucrative results; in fact the air has been filled with rumors, but the ex treasurer has very steadily refused to divulge where the money has gone. Nobody who knows him doubts for a moment his ability to tell the whole story. Nobody has ever taken him for a fool, and this overwhelming shock is the first intimation that the public had (so far as we know) that there was anything wrong with Jim Lynch, and Mr. Lynch himself and the members of his family would doubtless have been perfectly willing to turn over all their property if by so doing the wrong could be righted, and others saved from loss by reason of his dereliction. It must not be forgotten, however, that in addition to the men who signed Mr. Lynch's bond, the tax-payers of Platte county have a right to know of Mr. Lynch where the money has gone. The city treasurer, who is also school treasurer of Columbus district, endeav ored Monday to obtain from the county treasury, the amounts collected and owing (some 1,300 for the city, and some 600 for the district), but could not. It is understood also that other school districts of the county will have to make provision for payment of teachers and current expenses in a way different from the usual. It was rumored on the streets Monday that parties at Sioux City who had sent 6800 to invest in tax certificates, had not received the evidences of their invest ment. The bondsmen for the first terra are: Thomas Gleason, James Carrig, Daniel Lynch, Jonas Welch, Carl Reinke, H. P. Oehlrich, Frank Borer, Daniel Schram, C. D. Murphy, Pat Gleason, J. P. Becker, W. A. McAllister, C. H. Sheldon, George Galley, George Scheidel and C. C. Car rig. For the second term: C. C. Car rig, Daniel Lynch, C. J. Carrig, Thomas Lynch, Gus. G. Becher, A. Anderson, O. T. Boen, I. Gluck, E. A. Stockslager, James Carrig, Pat. Gleason, George Scheidel, T. H. Gleason, C. D. Murphy, L Sibbernsen, J. G. Reeder, C. E. Early, A. Heintz and Hugh Hughes. The bondsmen, we are told, have had several meetings, and have appointed committees of their number to look after their interests in securing themselves, if possible, against loss. We understand, that, to a personal and political friend of Mr. Lynch's, as late even as Monday evening, the ex-treasurer avers that he does not know where the county money has gone, and that he seems like a man dazed, whenever that subject is broached, though perfectly clear on everything else. The people of the county will of course look to the wisdom, discretion and cour age of the new board of supervisors to represent them in this crisis, one of the most important that has struck old Platte in all her history. There is very much information to be acquired in somewhat of a hurry; grave responsibilities are to be assumed, but we believe the members of the board are fully equal to the demands of the situa tion. They meet this (Tuesday) after-. noon at 2, just as we go to press. The president of the Commercial bank has certified that as a county depository they have $1252.81 belonging to the county bridge fund; the president of the First National makes certificate that they have, on general fund S5.47S.35; on soldiers' relief fund $295.06; miscellan eous 9666.81; poor house 3267.39; road 29455; interest refunding bonds Sl, 032.57; county relief fund $5,289.54, toial 17,524.30. PEKSOXAL. J. E. North was in the city over Sunday. E. A. Gerrard of Monroe was in- town Friday. Mrs. D. W. Zeigler was at Monroe Saturday. David Thomas of Joliet was in the city Saturday. Dave Hale of Humphrey was a Colnm bus visitor yesterday. Gus. Falbaum started for New Orleans Sunday, expecting to remain there. Mrs. M. K. Turner went to Cedar Rapids Friday to visit her sister, Mrs. George W. Brown. Miss Kitty Heasler left yesterday on a visit to friends in Columbus and Osceola. Norfolk News. W. K. Lay and child went to Spsncer, Nebr., Saturday to visit his father. A brother from New York will meet him there. Mrs. Lee Beaty who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Curtis, returned to her home in Monroe town ship Saturday. An Inquiry. Mb. Editob: Will you tell me how it is that a diphtheria patient can lie nursed through a spell of that sickness in one hotel of this city without either the room that was occupied, or the house in which the patient lay being quarantined or a sign put. up warning against the supposed contagious disease, and yet when a child of a poor landlady is afflict ed with the same disease, the house occupied is closed to public use. and still a milkman is allowed to go in and out of the premises just as usual. If contagion is not a respecter of persons, why should there be so much apparent difference? Query. Respectfully submitted to the com mittee on police. Ed. Journal. City Teachers Meet. The city teachers, on Friday afternoon discussed the subject of ''Attention how to secure and hold it." The discus sion was opened by Mr. Weaver, who made the following points. 1. Attention may be divided into positive and negative, positive whare the attention is real as well as apparent, and negative where it is only apparent. 2. He also divided attention into in voluntary and voluntary. Involuntary attention was defined to be that form of attention which was spontaneous, owing to the fact that the object which secured it was intensely interesting. Voluntary attention was defined to be that whose exercise was under the con trol of the will. He spoke of the ieqnis ites of good attention. 1. Enthusiam on the part of the teacher. 2. Exercises must be varied. 3. Good air. 4. Animals, plants, rocks, etc.. must be brought into the class room. 5. Making tho subject interesting. 6. Must recognize the fact that tho unusual both in matter and method commands the attention. Mr. Britell thought that the teacher was sometimes to blame for distracting the attention of pupils, by stopping the recitation to correct some fault in position or manner. Mr. Leavy spoke of the art of ques tioning as a way for securing and hold ing the attention. Ho recommended the promiscuous method of calling upon the members of a class as opposed to the consecutive method. The discus sion of the subject was general and interesting. A report of the state teachers' asso ciation was deferred till Weduesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, and will be given in connection with the teachers' class in psychology, which will at that time re sume tho work began last year. There will be secial literary exercises in the high school on Friday afternoon, to which the public is very cordially invited. Over the Boulevard. At a recent public sale, horses would not sell for any price. A high-five party at the residence of John Connelly last Thursday evening. It is stated that Otis Clark ha3 rented Charles Morse's farm for the coming season. H. J. Alexander shipped his fat steers Sunday evening, billing them to South Omaha, destination Chicago. They were fine ones. W. T. Ernst sold his fat steers to Jim Frazier for $3.60 per hundred, we un derstand. He also sold Ji:n his fat hogs for S3.25. In a recent letter from Frank Morey to a friend of his here, he says that he is in Omaha, at the hospital, with his boy who is very sick and is reduced to al most a mere skeleton. H. Reed says skimming the milk by the centrifngal process which he is now doing this winter, is as much of an im provement over the old way of setting the milk and skimming by hand as the self-binder is over the old fashioned cradle. Now that another year has commenced in which. Promise may whisper sweet things to the soul, and Hope reassur ingly smile as she points to flowery paths of welcome ease that lead to more prosperous and happier goals, do not awaken Disappointment, Hate and Trouble to fret and worry. Spit on the hands and take a new hold, a fresh grip on the throat of frowning Fate. Gather reinforcements of Hope and Pluck to aid in the coming battles of the year. It is rumored that a certain young man is about to or will in the near fu ture form a tender alliance with a beau tiful young lady, a blonde, who is not a stranger in the family of the blue-eyed writer, an alliance which will enable her to share his bonny castle and unite the two families in indissoluble bonds. Long may they wave! Far be it from us, and wielding the scepter of the preps, to invade the sanctities of private life, and we therefore withhold all names, as we do not consider it best to tamper too much with the secrets of the hearth stone and the heart. HEMY RAGATZ & GO., Staple and Fancy Groceries, CROCKERY, .GLASSWARE g LAMPS. Eleventh Street, - We invite you to come and see us. We regard the interests of our patrons as mutual with our own, so far as our dealings are concerned our part of the obligation being to provide and offer Good - Goods - at - Fair - Prices. jerErERYTHING KEPT that is expected to be found in a first class, up-to-date grocery store. NEW STOCK ! We have opened a complete line and GENTS' FURNISHINGS. Clothing. Clothing. We carry several of the very best lines of Ready-made CLOTHING and guarantee style and fit. We purchased our goods at just the right time which enables us to sell you a suit for a very little money. Shoes. We were especially fortunate in buying this line before the raise in prices and by securing the makes of the best manufactur ers of the country. We cannot be excelled in style, fit and price. Gents' Furnishings. We have a most complete line of Gents' Furnishing Goods. We meet all honest competition in goods and prices. FRISCHH0L2 BROS., Eleventh St., COLUMBUS, NEB. GUS.G.BKCHER. LEOPOLD JiEGGr. Established 1570. BECHER, JGGI & CO., REAL - ESTATE - LOANS - INSURANCE, COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. MONEY TO LOAN ON FARMS at lowest rate of interest, on short or long time, in amount to suit applicant n. BONDED ABSTRACTERS OF TITLE to all real estate in Platte concty. Reprint THE LEADING INSURANCE COMPANIES of the World. Oar farm policial, a she most Iibrr.l in no. Losses adjusted, and promptly paid r.tt hie office. Notary Public always in oilice. Farm and city property for sale. Make collections of foreign inheritances and ell steamship tickets to and from nil part of Europe. lang'91-tf lliotory Clnli. The following officers were elected for the ensuing term: Belle Ayere president, Frank McTapgart secretary, Metta Hensley vice president. The club meets with Mamie Gluck Friday, January 17. The program: History David Boyd. Eecitation Jean Wilson. Current notes George Brodfnehrer. Tocal solo Met ta Hensley. Recitation Stella Elliott. Pleasant paragraphs Ed. Thurston. Piano duett Mamie GInck and FIos Eie Whitmoyer. Becitation-r-Madge Cushing. Piano duett Fred. Williams and Carl Johnson. Eecitation Will Zinnecker. Piano solo Gertrude Whitmoyer. Weekly paper Mattie Post, Ruby Rickly, Helen Jerome. Real Etatj 1 ransrer. Becher, Jajggi & Co., real estate agents, report the following real estate transfers filed in the office of tho connty clerk for tho week ending January 11, 189(1: John von Borsea to Albert von Bergen. eeU, nU 1", nH sir 11, wJ e1 10. all in 19-lw, and lots 5 and 9, bl .. Lockncr's 1st add to Hcmprey. wd. OM0 00 Mary A Thomesin et al to Thomas Thoraazin, jr., ne-4 ewli UMw, ud. eCO 00 Loaia Rider et al to Louisa A Bil liard, lots 1, 2 and I. bl 7. Lost Creek, wd Leacdcr Gerrard to Anna Ilanitch, lots 4. Z and Q, bl S, Genard's add to Co Iambcs, V7d 675 00 ICO 00 Four transfers, total. ... S 5,473 (0 Howells Journal: There is something rather strange about tho way the small streams are found nowadays. When the ground froze up in November they were dry and no water could be found in but a few of them. "Sow nearly every one has ice in them and on a few of them cood skating can be found. When spring opens nearly every one of them will have rnnning water in them. Madison Chronicle: Frank Nichols, of Creston, was married New Year's day to Miss Fannie Roberts, at the residence of the bride's mother in Malvern, Iowa. Wo have not the honor of the bride's acquaintance, but we know the groom to be a good, industrious, moral, high toned young man, and tako friendly pleasure in extending to himself and wife our most felicitous congratulations. Schuyler Quill: For some time a num nr fzetabbors. COLUMBUS, NEBR. of CLOTHING, BOOTS.SHOES II. F. J. nOCKENBEKGER I.S1BBEUNSEK. ber of the land owners ont northeast of the city have been talking irrigation and making preliminary arrangements for same. This week they organized under the state irrigation law and have adopted by-laws and elected officers. Those in the enterprise are James Hughes. D. C McDowell, James X. Hill, Frank Hughes, Otto Liefer. C.Baily and Mrs. Ed. Smith. The officers elected at their meeting this week are: James Hughes president. James X. Hill secretary, and D. C. McDowell treasurer. The company pro poses building a dam in Shell creek about a mile above the bridge northeast of this city, and then construct the ditch, running it in a southeasterly direction about four miles and return it into the same Btream lower down. This will be the main ditch. Work has already com menced on the ditch and the entire affair will be watched closely, as others will follow if this proves a success. Every day is adding to our list of subscribers, but there is yet plenty of room for more. We give you now. The Journal and the Lincoln Semi-weekly Journal, both, one year, when paid in advance, for 82.00. Subscription can begin at any time. Now is the time to subscribe. The Lincoln Journal is issued Tuesdays and Fridays, and will give you a mass of news that you cannot hope to equal anywhere for the money. Both for 82.00. To Chicago and the East. Passengers goingeast for business, will naturally gravitate to Chicago as the great commercial center. 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