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WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 22. 1BSC.
Neably every army has now a bicycle
corps. In Germany rax men of every
regiment are mounted on wheels to act
Rev. Frank Crane of Omaha has ac
cepted a call to take charge of Trinity
Methodist church, Chicago. They have
a building costing $143,000, a parsonage
of $20,000 and business property worth
$1,250,090, and Mr. Crane's style of
preaching suits them.
A surr has been instituted at Aurora
against ex-County Treasurer Farney to
recover an alleged shortage of $14,310.
The case is complicated because that a
short time after the close of Mr. Farney's
term, the court house containing the
records was burned down.
Schools are cheaper and better than
prisons. It is wiser to educate people
along right lines than to permit them to
grow up in ignorance and vice, and then
punish them for crimes they necessarily
commit. An ounce of prevention is
worth a ton of cure. Cullman (Ala.)
The state board of educational lands
and funds on Thursday purchased of
Otoe county $40,000 in county bonds,
drawing 4 per cent interest. These
bonds are issued by the county to take
up a like amount of outstanding ones,
none of which are, however, held by the
state. The purchaso price was paid by
the state treasurer in cash. This board
has under consideration a resolution
offered by the governor, who is a mem
ber of the board, providing for the set
. ting apart each month of a certain
amount of the permanent school funds
with which state warrants are to be pur
chased. The proposer of the resolution
aays that he thinks that he has obviated
the difficulties which made a similar
attempt by Governor Crounse futile.
A cablegram from London Sunday
announced that the flying sqadron has
now been completed and is lying off
Spithead. It the weather is favorable
steam will be gotten up Monday to ena
ble the admiral to put the squadron in
motion. On Tuesday, according to the
present program, the lords of the admi
ralty will arrive at Osborne in the admi
ralty yacht Enchantress. The fleet will
then move down to Cowes roads to be
inspected by the queen and the lords of
the admiralty. The queen will not go
afloat for this ceremony, but will witness
the maneuvers from Osborne house. The
squadron will sail on Wednesday, proba
bly for a long cruise, as no torpedo boats
have been commissioned to accompany
-& Bear Admiral Drake, in command,
wili only get his final orders for the
cruise at the last moment.
Edison's proposal for defending forts
from attack is certainly novel. He says:
"In each fort I would put an alternating
machine of 20,000 volts capacity. One
wire would be grounded. A man would
govern a stream of water of about 400
pounds pressure to the square inch,with
which the 20,000 volts, alternating cur
rent would be connected. The man
would simply move this stream of water
back and forth with his hand, playing
on the enemy as they advanced, and
mowing them down with absolute pre
cision. Every man touched by the
water would complete the circuit, get
the full force of the alternating current,
aad never know what had happened to
him. The men trying to take a fort by
assault, though they might come by tens
of thousands against a handful, would
be cut to the ground beyond any hope
"It is really an encouraging sign to see
oar women folks aroused to such a
degree that when they get together,
events rather than individuals furnish
food for intelligent thought and spirited
debate. As a boy we used to note with
unspeakable grief how the women gath
ered at an afternoon tea could find no
abject so rapturously engaging as the
'life and public services' of the women
not present. A new light has -broken
apon our civilization, and we are passing
gloriously into an era of intellectual
womanhood. Man can profitably emu
late her example, and make his club room
a school of instruction, rather than an
asylum for the feeble-minded. But why
ahoald women be so exclusive? Why not
enlarge their field of usefulness? If a
aan is fit to associate with at home,
why not invite him to the club and give
his mind a chance to grow?" Bixby in
"What next? Must the civilized world
sit calmly by and see this unspeakable
cruelty without lifting a finger in relief?
Nothing has occurred to so stir the sym
pathies of all Christendom as this shut
ting the door of mercy and relief. It
shows a depth of infamy unimaginable
and intolerable. It recalls the massacre
of the Greeks which led to the inde
pendence of Greece. Then as now the
United States was excluded from partic
ipation in European affairs by the Wash
ington doctrine, but American sympa
thy proved to be an important factor in
the ease. It should be again. The
resolatioo, introduced in the
of representatives Monday, and
before the committee on foreign
affairs, ahoald not be pigeon-holed. The
United States is in a position to make
itself felt. IT oar people cannot. afford
relief to the ssJFerers then oar govern-
sneat shoald in some legitimate and
i way contribate to the rescue of
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SQUADKOK EXPECTED IN AMERICA.
AaaUral Belkasa Aatfcipetts a Visit fiea
A special from Boston says:
"If the British flying squadron should
come over to American waters it would
not astonish me," said Bear Admiral
Belknap, retired, at his home on Beacon
"I wrote to Admiral Bunce at Hamp
ton Roads three days ago that it would
not surprise me in the least if the flying
squadron should be heard from at La
"From the moment it was announced
that the squadron was to be commis
sioned, I made up my mind it was for
American waters. I came to that con
clusion because matters had quieted
down in the Transvaal, and the excite
ment over Emperor William's telegram
to President Krueger had subsided.
The reported activity at St Johns and
Halifax on this side of the Atlantic and
at the British dock yard at Esquimault
at the entrance to the straits of Jnan de
Fuca in the Pacific emphatically con
firms such a conclusion.
"While some of our people are argu
ing over the meaning and intent of the
Monroe oocinne ana bpoiukuiuk iw
everything England does of whatever
character in any part of the globe, the
British government, in my judgment, is
determinedly preparing to take what she
claims as belonging to her in Venezuela.
"In my opinion, if that flying squad
rom does appear in American waters,
under existing conditions, it can only
be construed as a menace to the United
We believe that what the admiral says
is the probable situation of affairs.
Elsewhere we give the news concerning
the squadron so far as known as we write
It is reported that Spain, in debt to
England, purposes to wipe out the obli
gation by transferring to her creditor
the island of Cuba. If they undertake
to carry out such a scheme there will
undoubtedly be trouble. In the strained
relations now existing between England
and this country she need not delude
herself into thinking that the "key" to
the situation will be allowed, by any sort
of sleek manuvering, to be placed in her
hand. Cuba, in the possession of Eng
land, would at any time be obnoxious to
the entire people of the United States.
It is rumored from Florida that our
government has asked the governors of
the gulf states to have their militia in
readiness to move on a moment's notice.
It is the commendable thing for every
American now to keep posted on what is
going on, and keep cool. We may not
have to fight England because of Ven
ezuela or Cuba, soon or a little later. It
may lie years before a conflict will
come, but it is reasonably sure to occur,
and in the meantime. Uncle Sam's boys
should keep track of what England is
doing, and by that, rather than by the
talk of her politicians, measure what
TTRKS WORSE THAN SAKACENS.
Srenen of Violence io the Seventh Centary
Have Keen Repeated.
A corresiondent writing fioin Con
stantinople concerning the recent Turk
ish atrocities in Asia Minor says that at
Arabkir 2,000 Christians were killed and
wonnded and that out of some 2,000
houses of Christians fully three-quarters
were burned. Into the remaining houses,
the writer Btates, are huddled several
thousand survivors who are living on the
refuse grain rescued from their burned
houses. The scenes of the worst periods
of Saracenic invasion in the seventh
century have been repeated over and
over. Thousands of Armenian Chris
tians have been forced to accept Mo
hammedanism at the point of the sword.
Christian women without number have
been carried oft to the harems of Kurds
The apathy of Europe and America, so
far as the governments are concerned, is
almost as surprising as the cruelty of
the Turks. There is still talk of com
mitting reforms to these murderous
Turks. They will take care, unless Eu
rope intervenes, to see that there shall
be no Armenians left to participate in
Since The Journal went to press
Tuesday of last week, the new members
of the board of supervisors have taken
their seats, and considerable business
has been transacted, the summary of
which we give here, expecting to place
it all, in full detail, before our readers,
in next week's issue.
John Wiggins was unanimously elect
ed as chairman and the business of the
body proceeded at once, the chairman
remarking that they had no child's play
The chairman announced the follow
ing committees, the first-named in each
case being chairman:
Judiciary Lisco, Becher and Rolph.
Road and Bridges Olson, Lisco, Mof
fett. Accounts and Expenditures Becher,
Olson and Moffett.
Claims Rolph, Bender and Olson.
Supplies and Public Property Mof
fett, Bender and Rolph.
We close our summary here, having
received a goodly portion of the clerk's
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Fremont Herald: ProLR J. Porter,
principal of the schools at Arlington,
has been' arrested on a charge of bigamy,
preferred by his wife, who was also a
teacher in the Arlington schools. It
seems he had deserted his lawful wife
over 25 years ago, but she recently came
into possession of several thousand dol
lars and he went back to her deserting
the wife at Arlington. His real name is
Fithin, and when his Arlington (sup
posed) wife knew of the facts, she fol
lowed them to Kansas and secured his
Seward Blade: The old county board
at its last meeting in December adjourn
ed to meet again January 11th, and when
they met last Saturday, the question as
to the time they went out of office was
raised by County Attorney Thomas, he
contending that their terms expired at
the same time as the other county offi
cers, which was January 8th. ( The
finance committee had been at work on
the treasurer's books the 10th, and when
the full board met Saturday, they dis-
cassed the matter among themselves I
and finally concluded they had no power I
to act as a oomnty board. I
Irrfertl ia Nebraska.
Editor Joctutai.: There are many in
qairies regarding the .success of irriga
tion in this state, and to what extent it
k practicable. Please allow me to answer
some of the questions in yoar paper.
The first canal constructed that I have
heard of, for the purpose of irrigation,
was a small one near the town of ftforth
Platte in the year 1870. Little was done
in the way of irrigation until about 1885.
Then a large canal was constructed
commencing about 25 miles west of
North Platte and ending near the town.
Then in 18874, several other canals were
started from the North Platte river in
Scotta Bluff county, and aboat the same
time several were started along the
Frenchman and Republican rivers in the
southwestern part of the state. Irriga
tion has steadily increased until now
along the North Platte river there are
over fifty completed canals and about
300,000 acres under ditch. There are
also ditches enough along the Republi
can and Frenchman rivers to use the
entire flow of the streams.
Many more canals have been built
along the upper Lonps, and now, accord
ing to the report of the State Board of
Irrigation there are ever 2,000 miles of
completed main ditches, and over 2,000,
000 acres of land under ditch in our state.
Regarding the success of irrigation in
this state wherever it has been put into
use, there is no question, and in every
locality where one canal has been built,
as many others have followed as the set
tlers were able to build, and there was
water to fill.
It has proved in this state to be far
better than dependence on rainfall, and
farmers who have had the good fortune
to be able to irrigate, have continued to
do so and refuse to again try to farm
outside of the reach of water for irriga
The best results have been attained by
farmers who live in the most easterly
districts when irrigation is practiced, and
with the least expense for the construc
tion of canals.
I think the most favorable place in the
state to irrigate, and where it can be
accomplished with the least expense,
and where there is abundant water for
the purpose, is the Platte valley in Platte
and Colfax counties. There is abundant
rainfall in the summer months to pro
duce a good crop if the land was well
watered in the fall and early spring.
Titers ueed be but little expense to
apply the water, and the land is as good
as could be asked for, for that purpose.
The farmers and land holders are the
proper parties who should construct and
own the canal, and if properly and econ
omically constructed should not cost
over one and one-half dollars per acre to
construct the main canal, with about one
dollar more for laterals, and you have it
within your own hands to raise a first
rate crop every year. The cost of put
ting in one crop would nearly complete
a first-class irrigation canal.
Every man who is familiar with irriga
tion and that has visited this section and
examined the water supply of the Loup,
wonders why the farmers don't get
together and construct a canal.
Most of the cost, fully three-fourths,
can be covered by the farmers them
selves without additional help, and with
It seems as though something should
be done that would get them started at
it, and prevent further failures on lands
6o easily put into shape, that failure
would be unknown.
G. H. Lawrence.
Hjraopala of Saparvlsora Proceeding.
Tcesdav, January 11, 1896. Board called to or
der by County Clerk E. Pohl, at 830 p. m. On
motion of Supervisor w iggins. Supervisor Rolf
was elected temporary chairman. On motion a
committee of three on credentials waa appointed
who reported as follows:
W. your committee, appointed on credential,
find the following member entitled to seats as
members of this board:
11 Y. Lisco, district No. 0 and 7.
A.U.Rolf, " 4.
Nels Olson, " "3.
D. A. Becher, " I.
John Moffett, " "5.
Peter Render, 2.
John Wiggins, " " 6 and?.
John Morrrrr, Chairman.
On motion report of committee on credentials
On motion Supervisor Wiggins was unani
mously elected chairman.
On motion the rules of 1995, except rule No. ?
which was stricken out, were adopted.
On motion the board bow took a recess until 9
o'clock a. m. Jan loth.
Wkdxesday, Jan. 1.1. Board of supervisors re
convened at 9 o'clock a. m. Hon. John Wiggins,
chairman, E. Pohl, clerk All members present.
The following standing committees were ap
pointed: Judiciary R. Y. Lisco, chairman; D. A. Becher,
A. O. Rolf.
Roads and Bridges Nils Olson, chairman; R, Y.
Lisco, John Moffett.
Accounts and Expenditures P. A. Becher,
chairman; Mils Olson, John Moflett.
Claims A. G. Rolf, chairman; Peter Bender
Supplies and Public Property John Moffett.
chairman; Peter Bender, A. O. Rolf.
Communication from Omaha Printing Co., to
County Treasurer II. S. Elliott, regarding rates on
extra printing, was referred to committee on
On motion a communication from the township
clerk of Joliet township, asking for 18U5 statutes,
the clerk was instructed to notify town clerks
that the county Is not bound to furnish statutes
and other blanks except as provided by law.
Communication of County Judge J. N. Killan,
asking for books, furniture, stove and other
office supplies, was referred to committee on sup
plies. On motion all official bond not yet approved
were referred to the Judiciary committee.
On motion a committee of three, consisting of
Rolf, Lisco and Becher, was appointed to make
estimates ofexpenditnres for tba ensuing year.
Supervisor Becher offered the following resol
ution which was adopted:
Resolved, That the county clerk be directed to
notify all physicians in Columbus to file tida on
or before 1 o'clock p. m. January 16th, UK, for
county physician for the catalog year.
On motion a committee of three ou printing,
consisting of Lisco, Olson and Moflett waa ap
pointed. On motion the road and damage petition of
Mrs. Mahler was referred to the committee on
roads and bridges.
Dick Boesiter, member of the Soldiers' Relief
commission, called attention to a vacancy which
existed on said board, and on motion of Super
visor Moflett, Geo. N. Hopkins, of Platte Center,
Nebr.. was appointed as member to All said va
cancy for the ensuing three years.
County Attorney Gondrlng waa instructed by
the board to commanlcate with the state anditer
regarding what assistance the county may expect
of the state to examine the books of ex-County
Treasurer J. W. Lynch.
On motion a recess was taken till l o'clock p.
m., Jan. 15.
Wkcxesday, P. M., Jan. 15, 1896. Board recon
vened at 1 o'clock p. m. Hon. Supervisor Wiggins
chairman. E. PohL clerk. All members present.
In the matter of the application of Treasurer
Elliott for one deputy and one assistant, on mo
tion the treasurer was allowed one deputy only.
In the mstUr of the application of Coanty
Clerk E.P0blforone deputy and three clerks la
coanty clerk's emee, on motion one deputy aad
two assistants were allowed.
The iudidary committee reported as follows:
We, you committee, to whom was referred the
several nssnisl bonds, tecoomend that the fol
lowing beads be approved:
Joseoh Chlopek, aassssor, Batler t wp.
J.F.Slems, usssmrer. Shell Creek twp.
ueo. swawer, esasuwm, stonroo iwp.
John Parks, road oiaisaei, Crsstoa twp.
John Stash, cwrk.Bherassa twp.
John iHHruM, jnsttes of Uta pesos, Orss-
Joseph NieaUeaecki read overseer, tatter twp.
We would further recommend that the bond of
D. C KsTanauf h- be referred back for additional
security. R. Y. Lnco, Chairmau.
On motion the report of the committee was
On. motion the board took a recess until 9
o'clock a. m., Jan. IS.
Thoksdat, Jan. 16, ISM. Board reconvened
st 9 o'clock a m. Hon. Supervisor Wiggins,
chairman, K. PohL clerk. All members presant.
The bids for supplies were now opened aad the
bids of the Columbus Telegram, Colambas Jour
nal, Lincoln Journal. Omaha Printing Co., aad
Nebraska Envelope Co , were read and on motion
referred to the committee on supplies.
The committee on estimates of expenditures
for the ensnlsg year, reported as follows:
Your committee appointed for the purpose of
submitting to this board aa estimate of the prob
able amount of moaey necessary to defray the
expenses of the county for the' ensuing yesr,
would present the following estimete and recom
mend its adoption:
For payment of the expense of the db-
1 1 let court 9 8500 CO
For psyment of the expense of the poor.. Itwooo
OSc.-rs salary, fuel, etc 6900 00
Records, stationery and printing 1500 60
Expenses la Insanity cases luoooe
Support of the agricultural society 459 09
Total general fund 916459 ft)
For road purposes .. 60H0 99
For bridges. 10089 90
Soldiers' relief fund TOO 00
Poor farm fund .'. SAO CO
Payment of principal and 10 per cent In
terest on 9K,0.0 ColumbuF precinct R.
R. bonds. 4350 00
Payment of Interest on -jl , Columbus
township brldx bond 600 00
Payment of Interest on 986,000 refunding
bond 4000 00
Payment of balance of principal due
Butler coanty precinct bridge bonds. . 600 00
Total estimate . tJ&iOOOO
A. G. Rolf,
It. Y. Lisro.
D. A. Bkcmkb.
On motion the report was adopted.
The committee appointed to investigate the al
leced error In the tax assessment of Philip (leer
ing, submitted the following report:
We, your committee, to whom was referred the
tax matter of Phillip Geering. would respect
fully report that we find an error in assessment
on the soufheest quarter of the southeast quarter
of section 28, town 19. range 1 west, as said forty
acres are assessed S180 for the year 1894, and the
adjoining land ia only assessed tlOO per forty
acres. Said tax is paid under protest and the tax
receipt is properly indorsed.
Therefore we would recommend that a warrant
be drawn in favor of said Phillip Geering to the
amount of 12.99 to repay him lor said illegal as
sessment. A. G. Rolf,
On motion the report of the committee was
adopted and the clerk ordered to draw a warrant
for ts.99 on general fund.
The committee ou supplies was instructed to
outer with home printers in regard to prices for
extra tax receipt blanks for ear HfiM. After so
doing the committee reported that the figur.-H sub
mitted by the Omaha Printing Co. were reason
able, and the treasuier waa authorized to order
said tsx receipts from the Omaha Printing Co.
County Attorney Gondring now informed the
board that the state auditor would furnish free of
charge an accountant to iuwstigate the books of
ex-Treasurer J. W. Lynch.
On motion a committee of three, including the
chairman, was appointed to confer with State Ex
aminer Fodrea and also to confer with the bonds
men of ex-Treasurer J. V. Lyuch in regnnl to
one assistant being furnished by said bondsmen.
The committee appointed for this iurio-c was
composed of 8ti.-rviors Itolf, Bender aud Wig
gins. On motion the board now took a recess until 3
o'clock p. m.
Tut'BSOAY, P. M., Jan. 1G Board reconvened at
3 o'clock p. ni. lion. John Wiggins, chairman ; E.
Pohl, clerk. All members present .
The bids of Drs. Martyn, Evans S. Geer. ArnolJ,
Clark, YosstS: Miessler, were now opened and
upon motion were referred to committee on ex
penditures. Communication of D. C Kavanaugh. sheriff,
was resd as follows:
To the Honorable Board of Supervisors: A re
port baying been made by a committee appointed
by the outgoing board to checkup fees received
br me. and as said committee made a report
showing that 1 have fees in my hands in excess of
wnat is aiiowea me oy law.ana as sucn report
was made without examination or investigation,
althoogh so requested by me, I must respectfully
request that you appoint a committee to examine
and investigate the records of my office.
D. C. Kavaxauoh, Sheriff.
The committee on supplies reported as follows:
To the Honorabld Board of Supervisors Gen
tlemen: Your committee on books, blanks and
stationery, and to whom the several bids therefor
were referred, find as follows:
For books, ihe'Omaha Printing Co. is the low
est bidder, their iid being 387,8U.
For stationery, the Omaha Pr.nting Co. Is the
lowest bidder, their bid being $151.50.
For blanks, the Columbus Telegram Is the low
est bidder, its bid being 5151.85.
Your committee recommends that the contract
be awarded to the above bidders and that the
county attorney be directed to prepare the proper
bond for said successful bidders for the faithfnl
performance of contract.
A. G. Rolf,
On mctioti the report was adopted.
On motion the chairman was appointed pur
chasing agent and transient poor agent.
On motion the clerk was instructed to ask for
local bids for printing ballots.
On motion coal dealers ef the city were notified
to file bids by 4 o'clock p. m., Jan. 17, 189C.
Supervisor Rolf reported that the committee ap
pointed to confer with State Examiner Fodrea,
met with this gentleman and that said examin
ation will commence Monday, Jan. 20, 1896. The
examiner asked for the assistance ot one assis
tant who will be furnished at the expense of the
On motion Supervisors Becher, Lisco and Wig
gles were appointed as committee to select a
suitable person for this purpose.
The board now took a reces until 9 o'clock a.
m. Jan. IT, 1896.
Fbi day, Jan. 17, 1896. Board reconvened at 9
o'clock a m. Hon. John Wiggins, chairman; E.
Pohl, clerk. All members present.
The following resolution was offered by Super
To the Honorable Board ot Supervisors Gen.
tlemen: Whereas, A public office Is a public
trust, creating a relation between the people and
their public servants which involves reciprocal
rights and duties, and
Whereas, The oflcial acts and doings in the
offices of sheriff and clerk of the district court of
Platte county have been for several years past
and uow are known to the people only through
the meager, irregular and incomplete statements
as to the former, with nothing but quiet surmise
aad doubtful conjecture as to the official trans
actions going on in the latter, and
Whereas, A definite and satisfactory ascertain
ment of the actual conditions exbtlng in said
offices is impossible under the impracticable
methods heretofore adopted; therefore ae it
Resolved, That it is the sense of this board
that a thorough and detailed examination be
made of all the books, records, papers and files in
and belonging to said offices; insofar as the same
shall be necessary In effectuating th purposes of
these resolutions; aad be It further
Resolved, by this board, That a committee con
sisting of three members of the board be appointed
by the chair, whose duty It shall be, by and with
the aid and counsel of the county attorney, to
proceed end formulate a plan of procedure in car
rying into effect the objects herein set forth, and
submit the same for action by this board at its
present session. R. Y. Lisco.
On motion the resolution was adopted and
Supervisors Lisco, Becher and Rolf appointed as
In the matter of the application of Treasurer II.
S. Elliott for one assistant when press of business
demanded, on motion the application was
The following bills were allowed and the clerk
ordered to draw warrants for same:
Chris Bom, Loup twp. road work f 6 00
M. K. Turner, printing .. 5 30
Carl Scauhert, two keys for safe. 2 Si
W. N. Hensleir, recording official bonds. 22 70
H. Ehlers, mdse., soldiers' relief fund 14 00
The bill of Wnrdeman Bros, waa referred back
to committee on claims.
On motion the following report of committee
on expenditures wss adopted:
To the Board of Supervisors Gentlemen: tr.
yoar committee, appointed to report on bids for
county physician, would respectfully recommend
that the bid of Or. L. C. Voss be accepted, and
the county attorney be instructed to prepare the
D. A. BtCUEK,
The bill of Colfax county for 15051 wss referred
to Crestsn township for acknowledgement by town
The following resolution wss offered by Super
visor Lisco, and on motion was adopted:
To the Honorable Board of Supervisors: Where
as, There have been filed with the county clerk
of Coltax county 'certain claims for road dam
ages which the county board does not appear to
have acted upon, therefore be it
Resolved, That the county attorney be aad Is
berebT directed to snneal said claims in raw th
ore rejected. r. y. Lisco.
Supervisor Becher offered the following 'resolu
tion which was adopted:
Be It Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of
roue 1.0U17, aeprass. 1 nax a aessana be and
U hereby made upon sad from each of the re
spective sureties on the official bond of James W.
Lynch, ex-treasurer of Platte county, Nebraska,
for the payment of the sum of I39JU2JB, being
the amount of saoaevs helonainc to Plait count.
Nebraska, which said ex-treaar has tailed and
m to pay aver 10 sum s. UMU.an
ty tmosrsr, ad the sncismatofssia
W. Lynch; aad the clerk of this board ia
to each :
or said sureties. D. A. Bscxu. t
The bills of the Omaha Printing Co., amount- j
ing to 24.13, and the bill of eonaty attorney for !
9300 for salary for fourth quarter of 1895, were on
motion allowed and clerk ordered to draw war
rant for same on geaersl fund.
On motion a recess was token until 9 o'clock
To Chicago and 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 jen route. All classes of passen
gers will find that the "Short Line" ot
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail
way, via Omaha and Council Bluffs,
affords excellent facilities to reach their
destinations in a manner that will be
snre to give the utmost satisfaction.
A reference to the time tables will in
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Missouri river for a ticket over the
Chicago, Council Bluffs & Omaha Short
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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, Xeb.
Kins; Solomon' Notion
That There is nothing new under the
sun" does not always convey the truth.
Especially U this true as regards the
new composite cars now operated daily
via The Chicago, Union Pacific and
Northwestern Line between Salt Lake
City and Chicago.
These handsome Buffet Smoking and
Library Cars are entirely new through
out, of latest design, contain all modern
improvements, and are well supplied
with writing material, the leading daily
papers, illustrated periodicals, maga
The fact that these cars run daily via
"The Overland Limited" and that the
Union Pacific was the lino west ot
Chicago to inaugurate this service should
commend itself to all
See that yonr
tickets road via "The
The Paradise of the 1'aeitir.
Three grand tours to Honolulu,
Hawaiian Islands, aTho Paradise of the
Pacific," via Union PaciGc system and
Oceanic Steam Ship Co. Leaving Omaha
the morning of Jan. Kith, Feb. 11th, and
March (5th. Only nine days from Omaha
to Honolulu. $205.00 for the round trip,
including stateroom and meals on steam
era. Tickets good for nine months, with
stop-over privileges, lor information
and tickets apply to J. R. Meagher.
O the condition of thr Columbus Laiul, lAhin
ami Buihlimi Aociation of Columbus, Ae-
brasKa, on the 3Ht day of December, ttf.
First mortgage loans 391,151 CO
Loans secured by stock of this asso
ciation .- 25.000 00
Expenses and taxes paid 2.271 to
Cash with treaauivr M37 35
Total $112313 20
Capital stock, paid up
Entry and transfer fees
State ok Nebraska, lM
Platte County, VeM' , .
I, Henry HockenberKer, secretary of the
above named association, do solemnly swear
that the foregoing statement of tho condition of
said association, is true and correct to the be6t
of my knowledge and belief, v
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th
day of January, 1898.
V. H. Weuter. )
H. 1. Murdoch. V Director.
L. G. ZlNNEOEEB, ) 6jon3t
HJOTICE IS HEREBY OlVENthat by virtue
XV I of a chattel mortgage dated February 1.
1895, and dnly filed and recorded in the office of
the county clerk of Polk coanty. Nebraska, on
the 22d day of February, 1895, and executed by
Rev. John Moneta to John Wagner, to secure the
payment of $61.00, with interest at 7 per ?nt per
nnn.f nl fill mont nf contract on December M.
1895, making $70.09: default having been made
in the conditions of said mortgage and no pro
ceedings at law having been instituted to recover
said num. therefore the undersigned will sell the
property described in said mortgage, viz: Six
chairs, six chairs, one dining table, one parlor
table, one wash stand, one glass cupboard, one
bureau, one lounge, one lounge, on mattress,
one rocker, one wardrobe, one kitchen tablo,
one cupboard, two pictures, one bedstead, one
spring one. one bedstead, one spring one, one
mattress, lieing for St. Jlary's Polish church in
Polk county, Nebraska, at public auction in the
room in war of Wagner's saloon, on Eleventh
street. Columbus. Nebraska, on Saturday, teb
rnary 1st. 1H. at 1 o'clock, p. ni., of said day.
HENRY DUISKEN. defendant, will take
notice that on the 8th day of January,
1896. Charles Reinke. plaintiff herein, filed his
petition in the district court of Platte county,
Nebraska, against said defendant, the object
and prajerof which are to foreclose a certain
mortgage executed by the defendant and Sophie
Duisken to the plaintiff upon the north half of
lots seven and eight, in block one hundred and
thirteen, city of Columbus, Platte county, Ne
braska, to secure the payment of two certain
promissory notes dated September 30th, 1893, for
the sum of $225.00 each and due and payable
one and two years respectively from the date
thereof, that thero is now dne upon said notes
and mortgage the sum of $150.00 with interest nt
9 percent, from April 1st, 1894, for which sum
with interest from April 1st, 1894. and for taxes
and insurance paid amounting to $50.00, plaintiff
prays for a decree that defendant be required to
pay the same or that said premises may be sold
to satisfy the amount found due.
You are required to answer said petition on or
before the 24th day of February, ls9t.
Dated January 13th, 1896.
McAllister & CoBSEiars, Plaintiff.
.The State or Nebraska. )
' County of Plstte, .,
In the coanty court, in and for said county. In
tho matter of the estate of Franz Frenking,
deceased, late of said county.
At a session of tho county court for said
connty. holden at the county judge's office in
Columbus, in said county on the tenth day of
January A. D. 1898, present, J. N. Kilian, county
jndge. On reading and filing the duly verified
petition of Anna Frenking praying that letters
of administration be issued to her on the estate
of said decedent. ... . .
Thereupon, it is ordered that the fourth day of
February, A. D. 1896. at 10 o'clock, a. m., be
assigned for the hearing of said petition at the
county judge's office in said county.
And it ia further ordered, that due legal notice
be given of the pendency and hearing of said
petition by publication in The Columbus Jour
nal for three consecutive weeks.
(Copy of the order.)
J. N. Kilian,
Dated Columbus, Neb., Jan. 10, 1896. 15jsn3
NOTICE PROBATE OF WILL.
Notice probate of will. Andreas Gottfried Sten
zel. deceased. In the connty court, Platto
county, Nebraska. The State of Nebraska to
the heirs and next of kin of said Andreas
Gottried Stenzel, deceased:
Take notice, that upon filing of a written in
strument purporting to be the last will and
testament of Andrea Gottfried Stenzel for
probate and allowance, it is ordered that said
matter he set for hearing the 5th day of Febru
ary, A. D. 1896, before said county court, at the
hour of 2 o'clock p. m., at which time any per
son interested may appear and contest the same;
and notice of this proceeding is ordered pub
lished three weeks successively in The Colcx
Bcs Journal, a weeklv and legal newspaper,
published in this county.
In testimony whereof. I have hereunto set mv
hand and the seal of the connty court, at Colam
bas this 15th day nf January, A. D. 1896.
J. N. Kilian,
22jantf County Jndge.
At sajr premises, eleven miles north of Colum
bus, la Sherman township, December 31,
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FREE GUT COUNTER.
OUR FARM PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTED
Democratic Tariff law Kstablishes a New
Process Ffr Keacbinsr the World's Mar
kets MULtjoas of Found of Cotton, Lard
aad Bacon Urca Away.
While it has always been claimed by
the friends of free trade that their pol
icy would open tho markets of the world
to American products and manufactures,
thoy havo never shown tho extent of the
free gift distribution that has to bo made
iu reaching thoso markets. The Gorman
tariff had been iu f orco seven mouths on
March SI, 1S95, and in that time our
exports of cotton were :ls follow?, com
pared with tho corresponding seven
months a year earlier:
Exioitrs or COTTON.
Seven months to Pounds. Value.
March 31, 1S03 2.R.M.M3.673 $KB.STJ,2
March SI, 18M tV-'U).!. i;0,22.7S9
Increase. 1SU3 CKt.&9,2Bl 0,'3M.M)
In reaching tho markets of the world
we havo sold nearly 094,000,000 pounds
more of cotton thau wo did a year ear
lier, but we huvo received $9,350,000
less money for tho larger quantity than
was paid us for the smaller quantity
shipped a year earlier. It practically cost
us tho $9,350,000 to make free gifts to
foreign marihfactuviug countries of 694,
000,000 pounds of cotton.
Let us now look at other farm produce
and see if tho producers of bocou and
lard, for instance, have fared any better
than the cotton growers, our exports of
these two commodities for nine months
ending March 31, 1894 and 1895, com
paring as follows :
EXPORTS OF BACON.
Nino montlis to Pounds.
March 31, 1SS5 34S,335,U4
March 31, 1891 811,733,130
Increase. l&S is).K2,31
EXPOUT3 OF LARD.
Nine months to Pounds.
March 31, 1395 353,153,997
Mareh31, 1SSH 317,117,119
Increase, 1S93 3,(XW.S73
It eeeuis that under the Gorman tariff
we sold 36,652,534 pounds more of
American bacon in tho markets of tho
world than we did a year earlier, but
we received $557,465 less money for
the larger quantity thau was paid us
for tho smaller quantity that we shipped
abroad a year earlier. In other words,
we have paid out this $557,465 for the
privilege of making free gifts of 36,
653,000 pounds of American bacon to
the consumers in tho markets of the
world. No wonder they are so eagerly
waiting to toko our products from us.
Tho figures of our exports of lard
show that wo have sold over 46,000,000
pounds more of American lard under
the Gorman tariff period than wo did
during the corresponding months a year
earlier, but we received $1,398,217 less
money for tho larger quantity that we
sold than was paid us for the smaller
quantity. In other words, it has cost ns
this $1,398,217 to present free gifts of
46,000,000 pounds of lard to foreign
consumers, who are anxiously waiting
to use our lard in thoso markets of the
world that the Gorman tariff has opened.
Summarizing these results under
tariff reform or freo trade, of letting
ourselves out into tho markets of the
world during tho few mouths of the
Gorman tariff, wo find that the Ameri
can farmers have made freo gifts of
nearly 694,000,000 pounds of cotton, of
36,653,000 pounds of bacon and 46,000,
000 pounds of lard to the manufacturers
and cousumers of tho world, and that it
costs us $11,300,000 hard cash to dis
tribute these free gifts.
The free gift scheme is generally
worked on the understanding and with
the expectation that subsequent trade
results will bo beneficial to the giver,
compensating him in the long run for
the gifts that ho has given away. In the
distribution from our national gift
counter no compensating profits seem
yet to havo been realized. Possibly the
free gift scheme was not advertised
enough during tho I892.aud 1894 elec
tion campaigns. We do not recollect
having seen any notice thereof. It was
a serious oversight and one that should
be remedied as speedily as possibly and
explained away by free trade and tariff
free gift counter, while proving a
satisfactory grab bag to the markets of
the world, has only served to deplete the
treasury till. Tho American people, and
tho American farmers especially, will
not forget that free trade means free
gifts. It was a glorious opening day
when we let ourselves out with our free
gifts. The markets of the world have
been struggling to reach our free gift
counter. How long can we afford such a
distribution? What too we getting in re
turn for it?
Has Kedaced the Iivlas;.
The policy of the administration at
home has been one of distrust and dis
appointment It has diminished the rev
enues of the government and decreased
tho occupations of the people. Under
the pretext of reducing the tariff that it
might reduce the cost of living it has
reduced the living itself and left thou
sands iu a situation of destitution, the
like of which they had never before ex
perienced. Governor William McKin-
Tobacco aad the Tariff.
Of wrapper tobacco we imported at
New York 512,000 pounds more and of
other leaf tobacco 2,520,000 pounds
more during the first half year's opera
tion of the Gorman tariff than we did a
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