The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, February 05, 1896, Image 2
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The supreme conrt decreed that ex- Connty Treasurer Hockenberger of Hall county, sentenced to a term and a fine, give a bond by Feb. 10, and bail for bis appearance in tbe sum of $2,500. WnAT tbe people of this country want at tbe bands of both tbe administration and congress is less bonds and more money, less wind and more work, less politics and more patriotism. Norfolk Journal. Senator Allen gave notice Wodnes- day of an amendment to the bond and free coinage bill, prohibiting the secre tary of the treasnry from issning bonds or other interest-bearing obligations of tbe government unless congress shall first declare a necessity for the same. A headlight for locomotives has been invented, intended to work automatically and throw light around a curve, that is eo soon as the pilot wheels strike a cnrve, the outside wheel forges ahead, and this movement moves the headlight so that the reflection is cast directly ahead on the track. Senator Thcimtox's half-hour speech last week in tbe United Stales senate, on the Venezuela question was listened to by a very attentivo audience, and sena tors on all sides congratulated him on bis first sol effort. The old-time notion of senatorial propriety thai expected a new member to listen only, for the first year or so, is being trampled upon in several directions. Congressman Smith, 800 miles away in Washington, recently delivered a rousing speech to the young men's re publican club of Grand Rapids, Michi gan. It occurred to him that, not being able to be present, he might talk his speech into a phonograph and ship the cylinders, to bo placet! in another phono graph, and then have the speech deliver ed in spite of distance. The cylinders got there, and the familiar tones of the congressman as they rolled out of the machine took the house by storm. In point of fact a so-called "popular" loan is no more justifiable than the dicker with the syndicate. In either case the people will be robbed for the lene.it of the men who have been hoard ing gold for just such an emergency as the administration proposes to invent. Any bond issue for the purposs of main taining a reserve that is not provided for by law is roblery of the people pure and simple, for the reason that the whole intention of such an issue is to give the owners of gold a safe investment for their hoards. Atlanta Constitution. Those fellows who are afraid that the white metal might get the lead if it was placed on an equal footing with gold, or those other fellows which affect to be lieve that it is the intention of the silver men to demonetize gold, have been given something to think about in Sen ator Baker's amendment to the Bilver bill now before tbe senate; it provides that any person who takes silver or gold to the mint to lx coined shall take an equally valuable amount of the other metal and have both coined. Tbe amend ment sets forth that the purpose is to secure the parity of the two metals. Rev. Hillis, successor to Professor Swing at Chicago, is preaching some very fino sermons, which are published in the Inter Ocean on Mondays. In a late discourse on ''Conscience, Its Na ture, Functions and Uses," he begins by a quotation from Von Humboldt who aid: "Every man however good, has a yet better man within him." When the outer man is unfaithful to his deeper convictions, the hidden man whispers a protest. The name of this divine whis per in the soul is conscience. Socrates told his disciples the facts of conscience must be reckoned with as certainly as the facts of wood or' water. Congressman Corliss of Michigan is after the fellows that have lteeu riding the neck of the public for lo these many - years, in the sleeping-car business. He offers a bill in the house making it unlawfnl to receive tips; that all sleeping and parlor cars shall come under the regulations of the interstate commerce act, and shall be operated under regula tions fixed by the commission; under the bill no berth or seat shall cost more than $1.50 for twelve hours; the cost of the upper berth shall not be more than two-third that for the lower for the same period; in every case where the upper berth is unoccupied it shall remain up; a porter asking or accepting a tip is liable to a fine of from $100 to $1,000. 1'ay Them in Silver. Said an intelligent gentleman in our presence a few days ago, "I would like to be secretary of the U. S. treasury a short time, just long enough to stop those gold drafts that are a constant menace under existing practices." On inquiry as to how he would proceed to accomplish this result, he replied that he would simply payoff those demand notes in "coin" as the law provides they may be paid, using silver coin for that pur pose, .and this would effectually settle the gold sharks who are now permitted to exercise their own option and demand gold for export, when under the law they could only demand coin and that if this option was exercised by the treasurer as contemplated and silver used when gold was for any cause scarce or in excessive demand the difficulty would all be solved. It is said that at one time when Daniel ocr aaaliBC jot am eng If aiming was secretary of the treasury a few years ago the New Xork banks got "flossy" with him on the question of gold payments and tried to run a "sandy" on the treasury, and he told them in plain language that if they persisted in their attitude he would pay their de mands in silver coin instead of gold coin. This settled the matter and the bankers promptly hung up their harps. This is the common sense solution of the gold grabbing matter. Use silver as the equal of gold for the payment of all demands, and there can be no ran on gold. It is not a little remarkable that a nation that prides itself on keeping every dollar as good as any other dollar should adopt and practice a finance policy that per mits money jugglers to make fish of one kind of dollars and fowl of another. Blair Pilot. Nebraska ia Vers. You may talk about the summers mong the pleasant northern lakes. Yon may rare about the winter in the south bo balm-i.ee. Bat for one I'm never raffled by these old lie whiskered fakes, 'Cause a winter in Nebraska is quite good enough for me. Heigh ho! bring forth the hook and line and can of tempting bait; And don't forget to bring along my snn-nin-brella, too. For if the fishing's extra good I'll not be home till late. And that which bheltera from the turn will shelter from the dew. You may talk about the climate in the land of orange groves. You may shout till you are dizzy 'bout the "big red apple" tree. Hut the victims all are coming, coming, coming back in droves, And I hear the swelling chorus, "Nebraska's good enough for me!" Kearney Hub. wnr getagoors. U0a iy Schuyler Quill : A. B. Boyd was in the city on Monday buying horses. He bought sixteen, paying from $5 to SfiO therefor, and took twelve of James Cov entry's on commission to sell. Many horses were brought in, but the price offered was generally not satisfactory. Schuyler Heralil: The man who rep resents Colfax county in the next legis lature will have to stand pledged to a repeal of tho sugar lioiinty. Some of the citizens of this county have had experi ence enough with the Oxnards to make them everlastingly opposed lo any further bounty m their interest. Fremont Herald: Tho young son of Peter Wolfe, who lives just south of the Platto river, near tho brick yard, was holding a stick for his sister to chop, and as a result, is minus three fingers on the right hand. She raised the ax, and not being true in her aim, brought it down across his hand. The fingers were severed slick and clean. Osceola Record: J. M. Seward of Beulah, in all probability, has been in the bee-keeping business in Polk county longer than any other resident. He brought seven stands to the county nineteen years ago and has been at it ever since, tie now lias tuirty-uvo stands. Last year they made him about 500 pounds of choice honey. Ho usually gets from 300 to 500 pounds with practi cally no expense. David City News: An old lady was brought up from Linwood yesterday to appear in tho county court on the charge of practicing medicine without a permit. The information was filed by Dr. Fitz simmons of that place. From what we can learn the lady has attended many cases of child birth, as she did in this case, without any thought of disobeying the law, and that her services in such cases are by many preferred to those of a regular practicing physician. A resi dent of Linwood who was iu this city says tho people down there wero almost mad enough to mob the Dr. when they learned of the course ho had taken. The examination is set for next Tuesday. Madison Chrouicle: Officer Spauld ing, of Norfolk, was in the city Tuesday with Win. Christian, a boy nlnnit 15 years old who had stolen $19.70 from A. Denkinger, an employe of Glissman, the Norfolk butcher. The parents of tho lad were also here and followed the officer and boy up town, the old couplo seem ingly much excited. Occasionally the old man would shako his fist at the back of tho officer, and the old lady would pat the old man on tho back, evidently for his "valorous" disposition. The boy was taken before Judge Foster, who after hearing tho testimony sentenced young Christian to the reform school. AH the parties returned to Norfolk Tuesday night, and yesterday Officer Spaulding passed through here with the kid for Kearney. Bellwood Gazette: Matt Miller has been thinking lately. Real hard think ing is a thing some people never do. In a conversation tho other day, tho David City Press quotes Matt as talking to the editor iu this way: "Do you know that it takes a bushel of oats to buy two cigars?" Of course, being attached to our corn cob pipe through force of neces sity, we had not thought of tho matter in that light. Matt has a lot of horses and has been wondering what to do with them, until he accidentally ran up against the fact that he had been smok ing alxnit seven cigars n day. Taking his view of it, ho has leen smoking up three bushels and a half of oats a day, believing the horses were eating them. He threatens to reform, not because he depeqds on raising oats for his cigar money, but because of the principle. Fremont Tribune: An old gentleman, who was shipped to Fremont from Cen tral City yesterday, was promptly for warded to Missouri Valley by Super visor Mead. He was on his way to Min nesota and during his stop in Fremont was the victim of two kinds of fits The tax agents of tho Elkhorn and Union Pacific roads were in the city and paid upwards of twenty-three thousand dol lars into the county treasury which will go a long way towards redeeming the warrants that are now outstanding, and will be greatly appreciated by those holding warrants. H. L. Whitney, rep resenting the Elkhorn road, paid in for the F. E. & M. V., $8,87&3i. and for the S. a & P. S2.4G5.81. A. W. Scribner, tax commissioner of the Union Pacific paid in $12,170.32.... Sixty-three thousand head of sheep are being fattened on Dodge county corn this winter. Makes a good home market and is one of the important factors that has increased the price paid for corn, advancing it mate- rially above the price paid for shipment gation that makes thrifty, enterprising. Dodge county farmers have been fortu- independent citizens regardless of dis nate in this respect for many yeare. ' advantages. Where irrigation has long Letter treat Ottawa. Salem, Jan. 30, 1896. Eorrou Jociinal: We have been here now two weeks, and will write you .a line or two, as we" proaussd, telling you a little of how we fonnd Oregon. Leaving Columbus on Tuesday, wo laid over one day in Arapahoe, Furnas county, visiting my mother, (Mrs. Alvin Levis) and fam ily, starting on again Wednesday. We had splendid accommodations all the way through over the Rio Grande, and passed through some fine scenery, stopping a few moments only at the principal points. The ice palace at Leadville, Colorado, also Truckee, California, being especially worthy of mention. We laid over seven hours in Sacramento, going through the State buildings, and seeing the greater part of the city. As we came on again, we saw many orange groves laden with yellow fruit. Arrived here Monday morning at six, being five days on the road. As soon as street cars were run ning, we took a car out to Mr. Keuscher's residence and took them by surprise, just as they were sitting down to break fast. Of course there was great rejoic ing over tho Nebraska arrivals, and as soon as we were rested, we took a look around the place. They have ten acres here, about one mile from depot and post-office. Street cars run to within two blocks of his house. He has three acres in fruit, three in pasture, and three in hay, as he keeps a horse and cow. Their place is on a side hill, getting a good view of the city, which is built much lower; also Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson and others. A few days ago we visited the principal state buildings here in Salem, consisting of state house, penitentiary, reform school, insane asylum, deaf and dumb institute, and blind school. An Indian school is sit uated about four miles from town; they have a great many tine churches of all denominations, a university and high school. We also drove about two miles from Salem to a Bartlett-pear ranch of six hundred acres. The roads are very bad here, and a person cannot enjoy a ride as tlu can in Nebraska. For tho length of time wo have been here we enjoy tho climate very much, although we are now in tho rainy season and must expect at least aloul one shower a day. It soon clears, however, and the sun shines agaiu. Many flow ers are blooming now out doors cab bage and other vegetables remain in tho garden all wiuter. No one seems to mind the rain in the It-ast, as tho streets are full every day, but every one is pro vided with rain coats, rnblers and umbrellas. The farmers raise principally wheat, hops, and fruit of all kinds, but every thing raised here is so cheap, the same as in JNeDrasua, in laci times are very hard here for the working class. We shall remain in Salem till the last of February, when we shall settle in Portland for at least n year. If this should not find its way into the waste basket, I may write aline or two from time to time. Yours respectfully, Grace Keuscher. Heroes of Nebraska. Many of tbe irrigation canals in the western part of Nebraska have been con structed under such difficulties that when the history of their construction is put into print it sounds to an eastern man something like a fairy tale. The valley of the .North Platte river in Scott's Bluff and Cheyenne oounties, also the upper valleys of the Middle and North Loup were first settled in the years 1885-'6-7. Nearly the entire popu lation moved from the east in covered wagons, and after taking up their land, it was only a few of the more fortunate ones who had money left to buy the necessary lumber to construct their sod houses. Many had only money enough to land them there. It was only by the hardest work and the strictest economy that they wero able to live at all. Many knew very little of farming, and those who did had been used to farming where they had plenty of rainfall. The first years they put in what crops they could. Many wero of the impression that when their land was under cultivation and some trees planted that the rainfall would increase, and in time they would have rain sufficient to produce good crops, but they soou found to their sor row that crops could not bo raised with out irrigation. After they had existed for two or three years, some began to talk irrigation; others thought by con structing irrigation canals their coun try would be advertised as an arid region of little worth, but finally starvation stared them iu the face, and they were compelled to construct ditches or leave. Many did leave, and of those who remain ed few had anything to go with. I know eight or teu of tbe latter who constructed tho Castle Bonk canal in Scott's Bluff county. They were two years building a sixteen-mile caual, twelve feet wide on the lottom, and now they are watering five thousand acres. They had no grain for their teams and very little to eat, but now they have splendid farms,' well im proved, and are practically out of debt. Other ditches were constructed under similar circumstances and the promoters are now equally well off. Among them is the Mitchell ditch twenty-five miles long watering nineteen thousand five hundred aeres. The Winter's creek six teen miles long, watering six thousand acres. . Tbe Enterprise thirty-one miles long watering ten thonsand acres. The Minatare, Chimney Rock, Nine Mile. Brown's creek and several others were similarly constructed along the Platte. On the Middle Loup, the Wescott, Lillian, Tbedford and Middle Loup ditches. Along tbe North Loup the Newton, Almeria, Burwell, North Loup and many other ditches I might mention. Nearly all of these are now in good shape and were built without outside help by those same drouth-stricken farmers. Some of the older localities are as well off now as 6ome parts of eastern Nebras ka, and in another five years will have better improved places and be more inde pendent. They were forced to adopt irrigation but I warrant that you -of the eastern part of the state could not now change places with them, for they know the benefits of irrigation and the value of having a place where they don't have to pray for rain but can wet the ground to suit themselves. Most of these districts had the disadvantage of being from twenty to sixty miles to railroad, but there seems to be something about irri- been practiced yon will find a class 6f people unequaled elsewhere for hospi tality. Notable among them are the meley colony of Colorado, and the val leys of Utah. But the day is not far distant when Nebraska will be able toy compete with the best of them. G.H.L. PACTS E0E FARMERS. WILSON'S PROCESS OF "LETTING OUR SELVES OUT" PROVES COSTLY. Hwrljr 1M 0, I Ia dcM Xtatfca. rwlMn Daat Bay Oar Ifcna Med acta at U Old Price The Swteaa la Jry to Ssatbera Cottw Grower. Advance sheets of our exports of raw cotton and breadstnffs during February afford an opportunity for still frirtber showing how the process of "letting our selves out" into foreign markets pro gresses. Dealing first with raw cotton, we give the figures as follows: EXPORTS Or RAW COTTOS. February, February, 18M. 123. Bales 491.8T3 4:5,701 Ponndi 247.173.808 238.2M.577 Value $13,652,389 $13,481,218 Decrease. 15,971 8,981,223 $5,308,171 SIX MONTHS, SEPT. 1 to res. 23. Per pound. Value. Oeuts. $162,411,788 7.99 151,832,755 6.70 10.579.083 8.23 Pounds. 18B3-4 2.O13.29O.803 19M-5 2,000.-04,663 Increase..... 611,973,760 "Decrease. The first table shows that our exports of cotton last month were 8,931.225 pounds less than in February, 1894, but the loss in value reached 15,368,171. Taking our exports of cotton for' six months since the Gorman tariff became law, as shown in the second table above, we find that since the wall of protection was broken down we have exported al most 613,000,000 pounds of cotton more than a year earlier, but at a loss of $10, 579,000, the money paid for tho larger quantity shipped this season being that much less than was received for the smaller quantity a year ago, owing to a decrease of almost 2 cents per pound in its export value. Looking next to onr exports of breadstuff, we give the fig ures and values for February iu eacb year as follows: EXPOKTS OF BREADSTUFF.-. -Bushel-s- Valuo- Fel... Feb.. Fell.. Feb.. 1SW. 1C. l&M. 1895. Barley.... 2(8,081 42,775 $l-'4.) 520,018 Coru 5,643.(W) 2,301,405 2.S37.W7 1,243,074 Oata 37,413 81.1GJ 13.C31 10.333 Wheat ....4,010,051) 4.C00.SM 2,497.177 2,513,533 Flour. Us.1.133,632 917,76-1 4.5S1.2G!) 2.902,851 Total value. W.734.C-U $0,745,412 Outside of an increase of nearly GOO, 000 bushels iu last month's exports of wheat, there was a decline in our ship ments of barley, corn, oats mid flour, the aggregate loss in valno for the mouth slightly exceeding $:i,000,000. Taking tbe total values of our exports of cereals for the eight months ending Feb. 23 last, there was a loss of $47, SCO, 000, as compared with tho corresponding eight months a year ago as follows: EIGHT MOSTH9 KSDIN'O FEBRUAHV. ISiU. $1,879,332 20.M2.943 41.13 l,Kg.S05 19.268 1SSS. K.14,778 G.0C2.5&2 430.297 127.C01 278.140 5,072 29,483,104 S4.3O1.80- Barley... Corn Corniaeal Oats Oatmeal . Bye Wheat 5, 157,977 Wheat flour 47,773,303 ? 120.370 Totals niS.779,530 171.278.383 Farmers should study this table. They will see that in eight months tho markets of tho world have paid $1,2G5, 000 less money for American barley since tbe wall of protection was broken down. Foreign buyers, moreover, have bought $14,230,000 worth less of Amer ican corn and $54,000 less of cornmoal. Of wheat thoir purchases were 1G, 600, 000 less under the Gorman tariff, and of flour, $1-1,470,000 less. Of oats they bought $1,800,000 worth less, and oat meal alone shows au increase of less than $120,000 during eight months. Farmers should note these figures and contrast tho actual performance of the free trade tariff law with the predic tions and promises that were made to the farmers during the campaign of 1892. That was a theory. This is a con dition. The process of letting ourselves out to the markets of the world has cost those farmers who grow ceroals tho sum of $47,500,000 in eight months. Free Trade Faapers. Iu England tho house of commons is considering plans for tho relief of the unemployed. At a recent sitting of tho committeo Mr. James Kier Hardie, M. P., testified that the distress was so widespread that tho proposed grant of $5,000,000 would tide over the needs of the unemployed for a few weeks ouly. This condition of affairs in England is what freo trade leads to inevitably. Although Great Britain's industrial ac tivities, in somo important lilies, are greater than' for several years past, thanks to our free trado administration, she has nevertheless by her freo trado policy created a pauper class of which she cannot now rid herself; Tho United States would do well to note tho decline of trade and labor conditions in Eng land traceable unmistakably to free trade heresy. Henclteh Letter 'Eadc We received a letter from a member of the United States senate a few days ago which wa3 written upou English stationery! Although tho loyal members of that body wero in a minority, it seems to us that they ought to at least have the right to insist that American stationery should bo used by American lawmakers. The idea that the United States senato should bo furnished with English stationery for its use is only another illustration of tho foreign ideas and tho foreign interference policy of tho present administration. Our own country's interests must not be regarded when they would interfere with thoso of a foreigner. American Economist WORSE THAN THE FIRST. Wilson Bill's Second Year More Disastrous to American Interests. As we have tho November statement of our imports and exports, it is well to oontinue the comparison of our foreign trade between the first and second years of the Gorman tariff. Taking our im ports during the three months after it went into effect, September to Novem ber, 1894, also for the corresponding jnonths a year later, and in 1893 under the McKiuley tariff, we have the follow ing: IMPORTS OF VOREIOX GOODS. If cKinley , German tariff. , tariff. First year. Second year. 1803. ISM. 1S0S. September... 910,808.500 130.617,066 JC3,23,999 October. 61.7W.-34 flO.019.988 73.036,812 November.... P.363,a63 80.867,483 C3.343.To9 Totals 4147,836,187 $161,239,166 lK8,635.(K2 During tbe first three months of the Gorman tariff we imported foreign goods worth $18,898,979 more than in 1893 under protection. This year, the second one of the Gorman tariff, we bought $43,400,000 more than in the three months of its first year and $56,300,000 mare foreign stuffs than under protec tion. Now for onr exports : XPOBTB Or AMERICAS GOODS. IfcKlnley Gorman tariff.-, tariff. First year. Second year. IM8. 1891. 1866. ftptMb... f70.014.4ia $57,830,787 f57.062.48i October. 8S.91S.677 82,482,422 86,(82,883 Ifgwhsr.... M.146.7M 78,964.006 86,151,387 Trtn,.....w,cq,8ti tao.i57.i64 fZBjmm In the first three montlaf the Oar man tariff oar exports of American prod aoe and mannfactnree wero worth fJ, 810,000 less than in 1898. This year then has been an improvement sod thesa exports were worth 97,000,000 more than in 1894, but still f 18,700,000 less than in 1893. Now we can get J balance of trade for each period: Kxcaas or xxroaxs, sept. 1 to hot. 90. iUFB. flUElfvW lMa.iMitt,,(,it,tM,aat,,(l 2HOe 1 1 VV 9 Where the balance of trade was in oar favor to the extent of nearly $100,000, 000 during the three months of 1898, under protection, it was less than 960, 000,000 in onr favor during the first three months of the Gorman tariff and only 928,670,000 in onr favor in the first three months of the second year of the new law. The loss In onr favorable trade balance was 989, 700,000 in three months of the first Gorman year and oyer 975, 000,000 in the second year period. The longer this bill is in force the worse it is for us. Its last state is worse than the first. - Kagllafc Cettea Mill QaleU The cotton industry continues to boom abroad and starve at boma Tho latest Shanghai mail advices say that three cotton mills are being proceeded with with all dispatch, egged on by the ru mor that one of the leading Japanese companies had decided to erect a mill at Shanghai to run 20,000 spindles. By next May it is expected that all four mills will be running. On onr side the announcements are of mills stopping. Textile Mercury. Wlae WMtora Word. The foundation of the prosperity of the American farmer and the American laborer is tbe continued operation of the American factory. When the factory fires are extinguished, nothing follows so surely as the enforced idleness of the laborer, and when this comes, the home demand for the farmer's products is gone. J. W. Babcock, M. C, Wiscon sin. Bicycle Mea, Fay Heed. Bicycle manufacturers should quickly fall into line with tho protectionists. Plenty of work and good wages will en able more people to buy wheels. Manu facturers will also need protection from the cheap Japanese wheels that can be laid down in San Francisco for 912 each. Maklaff the Ilome Market. American manufacturing makes American wages and American wages make the American market. Stop the mannfaoturiug, and you have destroyed the market. For a little temporary gain to the free trade importer is it wise to dissipate the wealth of an entire nation? What Delay Meawu Every day's dolay in passing a reve nue bill means more work taken from American labor, less coal used in Amer ican furnaces and less demand for the material from which manufacturers make their finished product. Ananlaa Outdoae. The new tariff haa proved itself a better reve nue producer than the McKinley tariff, with its high and prohibitory duties. New York Herald. This is a deliberate, premeditated and unqualified falsehood. McKialey Bates Too .Low. To chock the imports of Japanese manufactured goods, tariff rates of pro tection must be established very much higher than those under the McKiuley law. Product of Manufactures. Harrison, 1890 9,370,107,Si Cleveland, 18M 5,247,200,209 Excess for Harrison tttf ..4,122,617.865 SHAME AND INSULT. A Sample of the Clothing That Eaglaa Slakes For American, to Wear. A Yankee in Bradford, England, sent the following Christmas greeting to his countrymen. It aptly illustrates the degradation which free wool and low tariffs og wooleps have brought to American labor i May your Christmas be unmentlona- your new year jOPDVMADE' one of unchock- TROUSERS. erea prosperity. No breeches of de light and loyo Through life mpy you e'er see. Bat where you go may fortune strow Unnienti enable glee. May joy and peace, that never cease, On yon be always "apoons," And care and doubt be both played out. Like cast off pan taloons. What a shame and insult to American labor when the exports of shoddy made WELL SHRUNK PRICElLOO goods from England alone during the last 11 mouths of this year reached the following gigantic figures: 19W. Wool..., ,., 10,553 Woolen and worsted yarns 9,773 Woolen tissues 237,179 Worsted tissues 1,081.431 1S95. 143.787 1,886,6017 4,433,163 3. 415. !3 4,966,835 Total i,ua,m Let I-onfalana Celebrate. It has been suggested by the chamber of commerce of New Orleans that the one hundredth anniversary of the admis sion of Louisiana into the Union be cele brated on Deo. 20, J903, by a great in? ternatioual exposition of the products of the world's progress. Such a celebration would practically iuclude Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Wy oming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Wash ington and parts of Utah and Colorado, as these states wero included with the, purchase of tho Louisiana of today when the French flag was lowered in 1803. Tbe idea is a good one, because it can not fail to convince cur southern friends of the great advance that tbe country has made, both in its agricultural and industrial resources, during tbe nndi turbed period of protection that ended in 1893, a policy that, let us all hope, will again be in operation in 1903. "Need a Num. There are perhaps few men in the country who have clearer conceptions on theoretic finance than Mr. Carlisle, but in practical finance he must be ranked among the babes and sucklings. Jour nal of Commerce and Commercial Bul letin. Good Old Times Agala. It will soon begin to look like the good old days of protection when a tariff for deficiency only was an unknown quantity. Then there was revenue enough and some to spare for paying off the national debt. Free Trad Facts. The exports of 1895 in domestic mer chandise were $75,813,838 less tbau iu 1894, and the imports were $76,975,343 greater in 1895 than in 1894. Report of Secretary of the Treasnry. Y. t I g'gjfc FR THE COMING EAR, yon will, no doubt, decide on securing the best, especially if the best costs less than something inferior, both in quality and quantity. The Omaha Bee, alvyays to the front of the newspapers ia tho west, has long been recognized as one of the leading publications in tho country. It has done more, and is now doing more, toward the upbuilding the groat west, than any other paper. About two years ago its publishers, determined to bring The Weekly Bee into everv farmhouse in the west, especially in its own state and the states immediately adjoining Nebraska, put tho 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 ers of The Bee cut about for some additional first-class publication of national reputation, to offer with The Bee at a pnee that would not exceed the figure usually charged for a single weekly paper. Last year the New York Tribane (Horace Greeley s paper) was secured and this paper was offered with tho Weekly Beo for 90 Cents per year. A simi lar arrangement has been made this year. In addition, a similar contract has been made with the Cincinnati Enqair er, a paper that ranks as high among the .Democratic publications of this countrv as the New York Tribune does among the Republican newspapers. To sum up we make the following four offers for this season, confident that they are equalled nowhere, either in the quality of matter published, nor in the quantity of good, np-to-date reliable news. The Omaha Weekly Bee, 12 Pages Each Week, 65 Cents Per Year. The Weekly Bee, The Weekly New York Tribune and The Weekly Cincinnati ' Enquirer, All Three for One Year for $lal5s Kin; Soliimon's Notion That There is nothing new under tho sun" does not always convey the truth. Especially is 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 handsomo BuftVt 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 zines, etc. The fact that these cars run daily via "The Overland Limited" and that the Union Pacific was the line west of Chicago to inaugurate this servicoshoukl commend itslf to all. See that your tickets read via "The Overland itoute." Everyday is adding to our list of subscribers, but there is yet plenty of room for more. give you now, Thk' Joints.. t. and tho Lincoln Semi-weekly ! Journal, both, one year, when paid in advance. Tor $00. Subscription can lH'gin at any time. Niw is tho timo to subscribe. The Lincoln Journal is issued Tuesdays and Fridays, and will give yon a mass of news that you cannot hope to equal anywhere for the ii.otiev. Both for 8-2.00. To Cliir:tr. ami .he Hast. Passengers goiugenst for business, will naturally gravitate to Chicago as the great commercial center. Passengers ro-visitiug friends or relatives in the eastern states always desiro to "take in" Chicago en route. All classes of passen gers will find that tho '-Short Line" of ho 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 tho utmost satisfaction. A reference to tho time tables will in dicate tiie route to ba chosen, and, by asking any principal agent west of the Missouri river for a ticket over the Chicago, Council Bluffs ,fc Omaha Short Line of tho Chicago, Milwaukee .fc St. Paul Railway, you will bo cheerfully furnished with tho proper passport via Omaha and Chicago. Please note that all ot the "Short Lino" trains arrive in Chicago in ample time to connect with the express trains of all the great through car lines to tho principal oastern cities. For additional particulars, timo tables, maps, etc., please call on or address F. A. Aash, General Agent, Omaha, Neb. . The I'aradiie of the Pacific. Three grand tours to Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, "The Paradise of the Pacific," via Union Pacific system and Oceanic Steam Ship Co. Leaving Omaha the morning of Jan. lfitb, Feb. 11th, and March Gth. Only nine days from Omaha to Honolulu. $205.00 for the round trip, includingstatcroom and meals on steam ers. Tickets good for nine months, with sloj-over privileges. For information and tickets apply to J. . Meagher. Cr. - tvi- Omaha, Neb., Feb. 12-13. The Cnion Pacific will sell tickets from points on its Hues iu Nebraska at rate of one fare for the round trip, tickets on sale February 11th and 12th. Seo that your tickets read via "The Overland Route." J. Ii. Mkaoiier, Agent, 2t Columbus, Nebr. I.F.GAI. NOT1CK. HKNItV DUISKKN. defendant, will take notico that on the 8(h day of January, IS!. Charlert Keinke. plaintiff herein, tiled his petition tit the district conrt of 1'latte county, Nebraska, against said defendant, tht. object and prajerof v.hich an to foreclose a certain lnortKagp executed by the defendant and Sophie Dnisken toth. plaintiff upon tho north half of lots seven and eidit. in block one hundred and thirteen, city of Columbus, 1'latte connty, Ne braska, to secure the ..li.ent of two certain promissory notes dated September 30th. IbVi, for the sunt of i.".C0 each and due and payable ono ami two years respectively from the date thereof, that there is now ihio upon eaid notes and mortat-e the sunt of 10.00 with interest at ! jiercent, from April Kt, IVM. for which pmn with interest from April 1st. 1S9I. and for taxes and insurance aid amounting to $.j0.G0, plaintiff praj s for a decree that defendant be required to pay the same or that said premises may lie sold to satisfy the amount found dee. You are required to answer said petition on or before the 24th day of February. lsW. Dated JanKary 12th. 1MJ. CIIAIILES KEINKE. McAllistei: .t CoEXF.utrs; Plaintiff. Att'js. l.tjnnl NOTICE PROBATE OF WILL. Notice probate of will. Andreas Gottfried Sten zel, deceased. In the county court, Platte county, Nebraska. The Slate of Nebraska to the heim and next of kin of tatd Andreaa (lOttried Stenzel, deceased; Take notice, that upon filing of a written in strument purporting to he the last will and testament of Andreas Gottfried Stenzel for orobatc and allowance, it is ordered that said matter ho set for hearing the 5th day of Febrn- . r 10.1 lu-.'--- cii-t tiruintr ..... n, ,K hoar of 2 o'clock p. ni., at which time any per son interested may appear and contest the same; and notice of this proceeding is ordered pub lished three weeks euccessively in The Colcst bcs Journal, a '.veeklv nnd le;al newspajer, published in this county. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto ret my hand and the seal of the county court, at Colum bus this 15th d.Hjr of January, A. L. 1S1;. J. N. Kii-iAN, Sjantf County Judge. LEGAL NOTICE. To all whom it inav concern: The board of supervisor!, in refilar session January 17, ISM. declared the following section line opened as a pnbiic road, viz: Commencing at the northwest comer of sec tion , town 19 north, of range 2 wet, and running thence due east oa uection line one mile, and terminating at the northeast corner of said section 35, town 11) north, of range 2 west and to le known and designated as tho "Gro senthal lload." Now all objections thereto or claims for dam ages caused thereby must be filed in the county clerk's office oa or before soos. Monday, April i, 1815, or such road may be established without farther reference thereto. Dated Columbus, Nebr.. Jan. !, 1W. 29jaal . POM! Couaty Clerk. When Selecting Your Reading Matter The Weekly Bee and The Weekly New York Tribune, Both One Tear for 90c. AH orders must be accompanied money order. Express ifloney order or sent, it is safer to register the letter. 2 cents are accopted. Sample copies are sent free on clubs of three or more subscriptions. Address all orders to THE OMAHA BfiE, Omaha, Neb. f3525aSc52MSZ5KZnSZSZSZ52re 4 Great Prize Contest. ist Hrize, KNABE PIANO, style "P" $800 r m m .. - Iq za prize, cash, - - - - - 100 pi 3d Prize, Cash, ..... 50 3 (O Cash Prizes, each $20, - - - 200 cj 15 Cash Prizes, each $10, - - 1 50 -i - m. -----h. it; 28 prizes. .... ciqaa k The first prize will be eiven to the person who constructs the shortis. C sentence, in English, containing all the letters in the alphabet. The otli-- Q prizes will go in regular order to those competitors whose sentences stall. I r next in po?nt of brevity. p CONDITIONS. c The length of a sentence is to be measured by the number of letters It D contains, and each contestant must indicate by figures at the close of hii C sentence just how long it is. The sentence "must have some meaning. Q- Geographical names and names of persons cannot be used. The contest iv' closes February 15th, 1890, and the results will be published one week kj later. In case two or more prize-winning sentences are equally short the j one first received will be given preference. Everv competitor who & sentence is less than 116 letters in length will receive Wilkie Collins' work- in paper cover, including twelve complete novels, whether he win. a pri.i; Q: .. iiui. u tuuieaiituL u.m ciuer more luuuone sentence nor combine wits: other competitors. Residents of Omaha are not permitted to lake .mv part, directly or indirectly, in this contest. Piano now on exhibition at Hayden Bros. Music Store, Omaha, Xeb. This remarkably liberal offer is made by the Weekly World-Hkka..d. of which the distinguished ex-congressman", WILLMB J. BRYIM, is Editer, and it Is required that each competing sentence be enclosed with one dollar for a year's subscription. The Weekly Would-Hekald is issued iu semi weekly sections, and hence is nearly as good as a daily. It is the western champion of free silver coinage and the leading f'amilv newspaper of Nebraska. Address, wecKiu f!35HSHSiS2S25aH5H5aj2525Z5ZS252S2S gusiness $otitt s. Advertisements nador this head fiv ecnlf hneoach iabortioa. ttt M. SCIIILTZ makes boots and sh-jesin tlie Iwet M.yles. anil mm ,ni- !. v..r. !.. stock that cs.a lm urocnretl in tha ronrkpt. .V.J-tf COLUMBUS -MARKETS. iOar.jnotatioubofthcinarketsarpol.tainwl Tuesday aft, .ruooti.iinil are correct and reliable at thetiuie. OUAIX.KTC. " l"l -. Shelled Corn Ont i " Flour in r.o lb. lt3 .5 t .wr- VKUUCCi.. Butter Kks Potatoes ... KathoRB... Fatcowti.... Fatuhoep... Fat steon... Feeders It so . i.t rioaa so 1 S02 25 S 1 .tOftS.!.-. si! 25 :i L1VK STOCK. NOTICE PROBATE OF WILL. Notice- probata of will. Anna .Maria Kirken- bacher, deceased. In tli county conrt, l'intlo county, Hni-.ka. 1 lie Mate of eim-k:i lo the heirs and next of kin of said Anna Maria Itickerbacher. decciu-ed: Take notice, that noon litinir of n written in strnment imrportini; to be Inst ttli anil testa ment of Anna Maria Uiekerlmcher for probate una allowance, it i-j oruereti tnat caul matter be 8t for hearint; tho IS.th day of February, A. 1. lSW, beforo said county court, at the hour of 2 o'clock p. in., at vvhicji time any person inter. estinl may npiear and contest the same; and notice of this proceeding is ordered published thre weeks &uccr-.irelr in Thk Coi.cji litis Journal, a weekly and leal newipaier, pub lishetl in Paid county and state. In testimony whereof, 1 have hereunto t-.-t my hand and tho seal of the county court, at I'iilti tu bus this "th da of January, A. I. Ist. J. N. Kilian. -janl t'ounly Jude. Dr. CLARK'S INSTITUTE roH THK THf.ATMI.NT or THK Drink Habit . 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