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WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 5. 18S.
AN. TIME TABLE.
The ppsenrer leave Lincoln at 6:35 p. m., and
xrrives at Columbus 925 p. m; the freiiht leaves
Lincoln at 1S& a. m.. and arrive at Colombo at
4:00 p. m.
OOIXn E KT. OOISO WIST.
Col. Local.. .. 6 10 a. m Local Fr't.. .. 6 4'. a. m
, Atlantic Ex.. n5a.m Lind'eri 1035a. m
Or. I. Local 9M a. m Nr. PI. Local. 1:10 p. m
' Nr. PI. Local. HKIp.m Fast Mail 6:20 p.m
: Fast Mail 2Kp.m Or. Is. Local. 8:55 p.m
. So. 3, Fast Mail, earrie iwuwenRers for
through point'. Going wert at 8-08 p. in., ar
rives at Dener 7:10 n.m. No. 2. Fast Mail carries-
passengers to Fremont. Valley and Omaha
RoinK 'art at 2:00 p. m. No. 81, freight, camea
passengers, goes west 0:45 a. m.
: The freight train leaving here at 4:40 p. m. car
ries paowngers from here to Valley.
COLUMBUS AND NonroLK.
PaatifUger arrives from Sioux City. ...12:20 p. m
leaves for Sioux City 6.30 p.m
Mixed leave) for Sioux City 7:80a. in
Mixed arrives.... 113 p.m
FOIl ILBION AMD OEUAB BAPIDS.
. 6:00 a. m
. 80 p. m
. 1:30 p.m
tWAll notices under this heading will
charged at the rate of $2 a year.
LEBANON LODGE No. M, A. F. A. A. M.
r Regular meetings 2d Wednesday in each
month. All brethren invited to attend
J. 1. STIHKS, V. SI.
W. It. NoTr-STKix. Sec'y. 2t)jul
W1LUEY l.OlXlKNo.41, I.O.O.F.,
meets Tuesday evening of each
Pa-r . Ul IIHTII 11AA1 a iuiur-uiH
MJBK.. ... .. Ili.. B.ull JW 'I w utnv ri
invited. W. A. Wav. N. (J.
W. It. Notfmtein. Sc'y. 2ijanl-tf
OI.UMB1A CAMP No. 35. WOODMEN OF
ThurMla of th month, 730 p. iu.. at Oehlrich's
Hall.Thirteinth Htret. Itegultr attendance in
r desirable, and all visiting brethren are cor
ftlly invited to meet with us. jan24-''.C
REOUOANIZEDCHUKCH OF LATTEIMUY
SaintH hold regulnr txrrvice eiery Hundity
at 2 p. iu.. prajer uio-ling on Velucljy evening
at their chaiiel, corner of North stn-et and Pacific
Avenue. All are cordially invited.
ISiulxf Elder 11. J. llUUiOM. President.
EVA NO. PltOr. CIIUIU'II. Oerni. Iteforrn.)
Service every Huuilay at 10J5C a. iu. Bap
tisms, marriages aud funeral nermons are con
lurtet I)) the Pastor in tli (ierman and Kurfli-h
languaRes. Hexideuce, Washington Ate. and
Hnov-'HI It Df.Ofi.lck, Pat-tor.
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Tuesday, February II, 1896.
40-uu mm mmiAQ
25-Mole Buck and Wins Dancers 25
OA-THE CHARLESTON OA
10 PICKANINNY DANGERS -10
20 MATCHLESS MUSICIANS
THE AL. G. FIELD
Refined Negro Minstrels
The Largest Xeyro Minstrel Com
pany in the World,
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All the great CWiunf Coineiliaiti.
All the Sirrtt Shwer.
All the High Clats Sjncntltie of this country
A SfI3W SHOW.
I'ianiHrr Alston's Mamuioth Mililnry Band
PROF. FRANK HAILSTOCK'S
Last appearance lefore tiiey sail to Australia on
a Tour of the World, embracing France.
Oeriuany, England, Scotland
BACK TO AMERICA IN 1898.
GALLERY 33 -
A liwlit fall of snow yesterday morn
ini,'. Dr. Nautnann, dentist, Thirteenth
Dr. Arnold is still somewhat under
About 30,000 sheep are beinff fed at
"Dr. T. K. Clark, Olive street. In
office at nights.
Ketnrn envelopes at this office for
50 cents per hundred.
Dr. L. C. Voas, Homeopathic physi
cian, Columbus, Nebr.
Colfax county's estimate of expenses
for the year 18, is $43,500.
Walter Henry was pestered with la
jtrippe a few days last week.
Miss Mary Henry is the happy pos
sessor of a baby grand piano.
- l'i,' mere accumulation of facts is
but a small part of education.
The Cecilian club will meet with
Miss Emma Wake Monday evening.
"A slight fall of rain Thursday night,
Bu'cceeded by snow Friday afternoon.
pr. E.T. Bowers, veterinary surgeon,
will be found at Abts' barn hereafter, tf
Dre. Martyn, Evans & Geer, office
.three doors north of Friedhofs store, tf
' Chicago Inter Ocean and Columbus
Journal, one year, in advance $1.75. tf
John Born, of the vicinity of Duncan,
made this office a pleasant call on busi
ness Wednesday last.
H. J. Arnold, M. D., physician and
surgeon. Two doors north of Brod
f uehrer's jewelry store, tf
If your riches are yours, why don't
you take them with you to the other
world? Ben. Franklin.
Charles Wilson, a soldier in the reg
ular army at Omaha, is home on a f nr
lough, and visiting relatives.
Judge Parks of the Telegram was at
Lincoln last week in attendance at the
Nebraska Press Association meeting.
John Freeman tells ns that in 1879
he plowed Nebraska soil on his Platte
county farm every month in the year.
F. J. Clark, general stock agent for
the Northwestern railroad was in the city
Friday in the Interest of his company.
Quite a number of people are afflict
ed with la grippe, which resembles the
epizootic of former times, to some extent.
We Imtc tone nio sideboards that
we will sell very cheap. Herrick. 2
No one ooald possibly desire finer
weather than was enjoyed here Satur
day. Al. Schram is with the Telegram,
writing locals and assisting aroond the
D. H. Harrington of Duncan was in
the city Monday on his way to Cedar
Walter Galley was out a little while
Saturday for the first time since bis
The force of men working at the B.
& M. bridge over the Loup will finish
driving piles this week.
The ladies' aid society will be enter
tained by Mesdames Matthews and
Friedhof Wednesday afternoon.
William Bloedorn of Platte Center
has about concluded to remain in busi
ness at that place, so we are told.
D. Chestnutwood is now in the post
office, taking the place of Chris. Grun
ther, who quit work last Tuesday.
A. P. Kiel, who was injured by a
fall from a load of hay four weeks ago, is
still somewhat afflicted in one foot.
Wiggins & Lewis shipped two cars
of cattle to South Omaha Friday, Wig
gins going down with the shipment.
See the grand free street parade
given by the minstrels on next Tuesday,
Feb. 11, at noon. Forty men in line.
August Schack.who has been in the
employ of Ernst & Schwarz for nearly
ten years, has been temporarily laid off.
" Ti glorious when heroes
do in to right their wrongs.
Bat if joa're only hair pins
Oh then beware of tongs." '
Lon Miller, an old time Columbus
boy, passed through the city Saturday
night with two cars of cattle for South
John S. Riley, one of the pioneer
settlers of Grant precinct, Colfav county,
died Monday of last week of heart
A. Powell of St. Edward callad at
.Touit.VAL headquarters Friday on his way
home from the Lumbermen's convention
The Sisters' hospital is crowded with
patients. The reputation of the institu
tion is such that the afflicted come from
near ttnd far.
- Columbus won the first and third
games of chess played with the St, Ed
ward aggregation, the last being played
Wanted, a man to handle money. A
fat snap for the right party. A hint to
the wise is sufficient. R. Chisholm,
Overton, Virginia. 2
Wanted, to exchange horses and
farming tools for Columbus city prop
erty. For further particulars inquire at
the Jouunal office. tf
Let no man think lightly of good,
saying in his heart it will not benefit me.
Even by the falling of water drops a
water pot is filled. Buddha.
Baptist church, J. D. Pulis, pastor.
Services 11 a. m., 7:30 p. m. Subjects
Feb. flth: morning, ''Types of Chris
tians"; evening, ''Christ's first call."
Ed. Hamer is still with the Union
Pacific company at Omaha, in the ex
press department, and is one of their
most trusted and most faithful employes.
Born, Sunday, to Mrs. George D.
Blodgett of Oconee, n son. J. O., from
whom we received this information, said
this occasion marked his advent into
County Treasurer Elliott, at his new
home iu Joliet township, enjoyed a pleas
ant, social time with his neighbors Mon
day night of last week, dancing being
the chief amusement.
We notice that the official estimated
need of Madison county for the payment
of bounty on wild animals this year is
$000, just equal to the insane fund, and
the soldiers' relief fund.
C. A. Speice says that in February,
1858, there were plenty of mosquitoes in
this neighborhood. In February the
river broke up but later aloug there was
plenty of winter weather.
J. N. Baker of Palestine renews his
subscription to The Journal for anoth
er year, as a goodly numlter of his fellow-citizens
are doing. Subscriptions
taken at any time, of course.
C. W. McCune of the David City
Press, returning from the meeting of the
newspaper boys at Lincoln via Omaha,
was in town Saturday night, taking tho
B. & M. freight Sunday afternoon for
Gordon Cross, in Monday, says we
have more news in Columbus than they
have at Platte Center. The Farmers &
Merchants bank has re-opened, with
Fred. Jewell as president and Dan Lynch,
Recent changes in the officers of the
Commercial bank are: Daniel Schram
succeeds Clark Gray as cashier, and
Frank Rorer becomes assistant cashier.
S. C. Gray has been added to the list of
Mrs. Olive A. Stevens, writing a busi
ness letter to this office from San Diego,
Calif., adds the wish that all Columbus
friends could enjoy that climate, al
though, she says that they are needing
Al. G. Fields' minstrels are, without
doubt, the largest company that ever
played to a Columbus audience. They
will give one performance at the opera
house next Tuesday night. Prices, 50c;
D. W. Zeigler's folks had a rare treat
the other day, enjoying their first crop
of oranges grown in Nebraska. The tree
is three years old, the crop one orange of
medium size that had been about a year
According to the Argus, among the
republicans named for next mayor of
Columbus are J. H. Galley, John Wig
gins, Colonel Whitmoyer and C. J. Gar
low, and among the democrats, so far,
John Flynn of South Omaha spent
several days here lost week. He is one
of the partners in the Flynn & Co. store
here, and came up to help take stock.
He says their last year here has been
a successful one.
C. E. Runnells will leave this week'
for a short visit to his old home at Red
Oak, Towa. Mr. Runnells has leased the
Wm. Irwin farm, at West Hill, and will
take possession about March 1st. Mr.
Irwin will move his family to town.
Bring yoarorders tor job-week to
thisoSce. Satisfaction guaranteed, and
work pronptly done, as agreed upon.
-If I had all I waited.
Of which I feel bereft,
I oiaet ooafeaa nadaanted
There woaldn't be Bchkft
"Don't you forget, John, that Her
rick has everything nice in the way of
1 furniture that we may need to make our
future home oozy, and we must be sure
to get one of those handsome frames for
the marriage certificate." 1
If the festive ground hog came ont
Sunday he could easily have seen his
shadow, which will make him hibernate
for another six weeks, according to the
legend; at any rate we would not advise
ice men to buy a machine yet awhile.
C. A. Lutz & Co., manufacturers of
wooden shoes, recently purchased the
building north of the State bank, of Mr.
Ryan of Omaha, and moved into the
same last week. This will give them a
more central location for their large
J.C. Sprecher of the Schuyler Quill,
was in the city Thursday on his way to
the meeting of the State Press Associa
tion at Lincoln. He is as ardent in pol
itics as usual, and, as is usual also, is
keeping several knives whetted for his
The Union Pacific company have
paid into the county treasury $7,800 of
taxes on the main line, taxes on the
branch roads not yet paid in. It is quite
a large sum of money in wages and taxes
that the Union Pacific disburses in
Judge Niemoller of Platte Center
was in the city Friday on business. He
is still as much in favor of cold water as
ever, and the other night when it rained,
we are told that ra:n water is such a
novelty these times that he stood out in
it and got the full benefit of it.
Jack McColl of Dawson county was
in the city Monday on business. We
suppose that Mr. McColl is also a candi
date for governor, but he didn' say so
while he was here. One thing is pretty
certain, if Jack bad been nominated, he
doubtless would have been elected.
Wash Goods, White Goods,
Dress Goods, the latest for
spring and summer, 1896.
Follow the crowd to E. D.
Fitzpat rick's, the White Front
Dry Goods Store. tf
Parky Doody had a case in the dis
trict court last week, says the Platte
Center Signal, and acted as his own at
torney and won. Had he hired an
attorney the probabilities are that he
would have lost his case and his money.
Parky can give most any lawyer point
ers on certain cases.
Hon. H. J. Hudson and wife, of Co
lumbus, who have been visiting iu town
for several days returned yesterday. Mr.
Hudson made our office a couple of very
pleasant calls and entertained us with a
recital of the very interesting story of
the journeyings of the early Mormons to
Utah. Silver Creek Times.
Editor Barber of the Fullertou Jour
nal, called at these headquarters Wednes
day on his way to Lincoln. We presume
to say that so long as men need their
fellow-men to act in positions of honor
and trust, Mr. Barber, if living, will have
something interesting to say abont it.
He seems a born politician.
Secretary Stilson of the State Bee
Keepers' association, President Stonffer
of the State Dairymen's association, and
Meteorologist Swezey of the Experiment
station, and Expert Megehan of the
Poultry association will be here to talk
at the Farmers' Institute some lime
about the middle of next month.
From tho crowded state of the coun
cil room at the last meeting of the fire
department, it has been suggested that,
inasmuch as the whole department meet
but four times a year, tho council make
provision for a more commodious room
for their future meetings. These times,
however, the public functionaries are
looking ont for expenses.
The Ponca Journal began its twenty-fourth
volume with the.new year and
during that time has not changed hands
nor missed an issue. The Columbus
Journal was started twenty-five years
ago by M. K. Turner, who is still in
charge. If it ever missed an issue, no
one now on earth can remember the date.
David City People's Banner.
Fred. Jewell of sugar beet fame has
applied for letters patent on a new beet
drill, one that will plant the seed in hills
or will drill it in rows. The machine
will plant four rows at once and one who
has seen it says it is practical. Photo
grapher Notestine was up Thursday to
take a photograph of it Jewell will take
his model to Fremont to exhibit it at the
convention this week.
A man and wife are both liable for
the payment of a newspaper which is
taken and read in the family. Last week
in the district court at Rock Rapids,
Iowa, Judge Oliver gave a judgment to
the Gcrmania Publishing Company
against Mr. and Mrs. Dick paying for a
subscription bill of $20, on the ground
that a newspaper is a household neces
sity. David City Banner.
Alfalfa is said to be the finest ferti
lizer for the western plains of any gross
that can be grown. Its roots run very
deep and after it has grown upon the
fields for a number of years and then
plowed under, the roots decay, leaving
the soil in a perforated condition. These
perforations fill with water, which freezes
in the winter and thereby puts the soil
in the finest possible condition for the
growing of crops. Irrigation Farmer.
Michael Maher of the vicinity of
Platte Center has evidently had another
prosperous year, as all his years in Ne
braska have been. He says in a letter
to us: "I enclose a check on the Old
Reliable State bank for $2, to pay for
the two Journals, one year, Lincoln
State Semi-Weekly and the Columbus
Journal." Mr. Maher's expressed wish
for prosperity to The Journal is recip
rocated by the whole Journal house
hold. E. L. Bobbins of Drewsy, Harney
county, Oregon, passed through the city
Thursday, bound for home, after a short
visit with friends in Illinois. He says
that business in both states is very quiet.
Where he lives, the farmers place their
dependence in irrigation. He says they
cut three crops of alfalfa during the
season, and make well out of it, by feed
ing to stock. There has been but little
snow this winter, and the country is
.Trae worth to iatoiac, mot
la doikc each day that
t mom tar.
Borne little good not in the dmiwim
And spite of the fancies of yonth.
There is nothing so kingly as kindness.
And nothing so royal as troth.
The old-fashioned homemade homi
ny is a wholesome and very palatable
dish, and with corn at 12 cents a bushel,
the poorest of ns can afford to have
plenty of it Here is the recipe, as given
by Jeanette M. White in the Nebraska
Farmer: "Make a strong lye of wood
ashes, strain, then boil the corn in it
until the hulls are loose and the corn
soft. Rinse thoroughly in several waters
and your hominy is ready for use."
A postal received from Doc. McAl
lister, dated at Fitzgerald, Georgia, Jan.
24, says: "I find this section of Georgia
.much better than I had expected, and
think the great colony will be a grand
success. Good health prevails, when
we take into consideration the condi
tions and circumstances of the people
when they arrived here. I have met but
a very few who think they will return to
their former homes and nearly every
body is highly delighted with the future
It will be interesting to Journal
readers to know that the Telegram of
this city is in favor of republicans nomi
nating Gus G. Becher for governor of
Nebraska. It says: "Since the mention
of Gus G. Becher's name in the Tele
gram in connection with the republican
gubernatorial nomination, that gentle
man has received scores of letters from
friends and admirers all over the state
favoring his candidacy. So that at this
writing Gus stands as good a show as
any of the candidates for nomination."
Colonizing the south by communi
ties of northern people; the building up
of manufacturing industries here and
there may in time, as a leaven, work a
wonderful change in tho composition of
southern social and business conditions,
but it will be a long while before there
will be such a general change as will
make that section anything to compare
with the north in everything that goes
to make life worth living. Nebraskans
would do well to cousider every phase of
the situation before changing, for any
other section of the footstool.
Judtfo Crawford, we learn, passed
away into the spirit land several weeks
ago, somewhere in the state of Indiana.
We have learned no further particulars.
Some years ago he lived here, being a
business partner of J. W. Early. After
a residence in the west he returned here
about a year ago to practice law. He
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A number of people were bothered last week with the "night prowler." On
Monday night Dr. Nauman awoke abont one o'clock from hearing an unusual
noise and on looking toward tho window saw a man looking in. The Doctor
hastily arose and the fellow ran north, ont of sight. The same night there was
writing found on tho lowei cellar door at the residence of another citizen, written
in chalk in plain characters: "I want your skirts; put them under Bridge by the
Catolic church or I will take Revenge and Burn the house. K. T. A. T. R U. don't
forget tomorrow night 8 p. m." Tuesday evening a man was seen looking in the
window but before the man of the house conld get out the prowler disappeared in
the alley. The same night there was abont the same threat written on the cellar
door of J. A. Barber's residence, also writing on the porch of J. M. Gondring and
W. T. Allen. The similarity of hand writing at all the places, as also the language
itself, show that it was all written by the same man. He is said to be tall, and
wears an overcoat. It is the opinion of many that he must be demented. We
give above a fac-simile of a portion of tho writing on one of the cellar doors.
was not rugged in health, and, although
he had considerable talent, his restless,
roving disposition prevented him from
continuing long in one place, and gain
ing a permanent professional home. La
ter. We learn that Mr. Crawford died
Jan. 2S, 3 a. m., at Marion, Ohio.
The Platte Center Signal editor,
after charging that the editor of the
Humphrey Democrat had "stuffed" his
subscription list by entering names
thereon that did not properly belong
there, (as for instance reporting 14 sub
scribers at Postvillo when it had but
two, and a like percentage of "plugging"
for other post-offices in the county, and
this in order to influence the board of
supervisors to award it a share of the
county printing), takes a half column of
space to set forth his views in regard to
the man who had called him a whelp,
and then dismisses the subject forever.
A family were going west the other
day, bound for a Nebraska town. One
of the four children had died and they
were expecting to bury the little body at
Wood River. The train stopping at
Columbus for twenty minutes, the hus
band and father, pretty full when he got
off the car, was yet fuller when he got
back to the depot after a round in the
saloons, and found that the train carry
ing his family with the dead child, had
pulled out ten minutes before. Several
railroad employes who saw the wretch
on his return felt so indignant that their
wrath at the man overwhelmed, for the
time, their sympathy for the afflicted
mother and children.
Monday morning Sheriff Kavanaugh
started for Chicago, having a requisition
for George Mostak, who is wanted on
the charge of selling mortgaged property
to the amount of S300. We are informed
that Joseph Sobus, a neighbor of Mos
tak's, some time ago 6old mortgaged
property and got away from his credi
tors, which probably induced Mostak to
make his venture, but he reckoned with
out his host. L Gluck was after him;
telegraphed to Chicago, Greenbay, and
other places. The arrest was made at
Chicago. It seems that, besides the
8300 in question, Mr. Gluck had loaned
him $300 on a real estate mortgage to
get his homestead and make a start in
John Tannahill gives the following
as one of the methods of determining the
amount of "dryness" that there is in the
sub-soil. One day last week he took a
piece of sub-soil clay in quantity enough
to fill a gallon measure, and it readily
absorbed a qpart of water. He believed
i that a pint more could have been absorb
ediaaahorttimebytheclay. The new
earth that we are looking for the coming
season, after the abundant snows of the
winter jet to be and the spring rains to
follow, promises to be very fruitful Great
Nebraska, working and waiting, and
trusting in the Lord of the harvest, will
again rejoice, and be yet a greater Ne
braska than she has ever been.
In several cities of the United States
there have recently been formed associa
tions which promise to do a great deal
of good. One of these, in Ayer, Masa,
sets forth their object to be "fellowship
and acquaintance with each others' re
ligious doctrines, local co-operation with
each other on the basis of love to God
and man, and to the furtherance of all
social reforms, and the bringing of the
kingdom of God." That looks like a
good enough practical creed fer every
body. The trouble, however, is not so
much in the dissimilarity of doctrines
as it is in the lack of fervency of zeal,
amounting to enthusiasm, which leads
to a life of self-abnegation, and a devo
tion to the good of others.
The following from the Schuyler
Sun of Jan. 30, shows how things are
managed in Colfax county these times:
"The full settlement was completed
Monday between the outgoing and the
new county treasurer. The funds were
turned over, some $25,000 in all, and de
posited by Treasurer Busch in the Folds
bank, that firm having secured the
deposits this year on a bid of 3 per cent
for the average daily balances. The
other two banks did not bid and judging
from this it could not have paid them to
give 5 per cent for the funds, which they
have been doing. Two per cent will
make quite a difference to the county in
this respect, it having received nearly
$5,000 in interest since Mr. Bednar has
Last Saturday evening, remarks the
St. Edward Sun, the second game of
chess by wire was played between Co
lumbus and St. Edward and was a hotly
contested game throughout. Five hours
were taken to play it, five minutes being
allowed for each move. Up to the last
hour it looked like anybody's game, but
abont that time our boys gained a Blight
advantage and increased it to the end,
Columbus resigning on their 50th move.
The Columbus boys are chess players
allright allrigbt, and don't propose to
give up till they have to. It was a
pretty game, and like the former, de
void of all unpleasantness. Columbus
having won the first game, it now stands
"boss 'n hoss," and the rubber will be
In Wallaces Farmer, as goo a an
authority on such subjects as there is in
the country, there is this said of Kaffir
corn: "It does not belong to the same
family as corn or maize, but is a non
saccharine sorghum, that is a sorghum
that does not store up sugar to the ex
tent that justifies sugar production. It
is emphatically a dry weather crop, pecu
liarly adapted to the arid and semi-arid
regions, but we do not believe it can be
profitably cultivated in a country where
the corn crop is reasonably certain. It
is all right for farmers to grow it as an
experiment on two. or three acres, but it
is all Tong to invest a large' amount in
any new crop, however highly it may be
landed by farmers in the semi-arid
Mr. L. H. North writes from Colum
bus that The Corporal had done good
work before Chandler took him in charge.
Mr. North says that the great Nebraska
horse went a mile in 2:15 in 1894 and
that his owner drove him a half in 1:07
and that he could have gone much faster
at that time had he been pushed. Mr.
North, in his letter, adds: "Mr. Myron
J. Brown of Osceola broke and trained
The Corporal in 1894 and if anyone is
entitled to the credit of making him the
great race horse that he now is, I think
that it is Mr. Brown. The Corporal is
looking and feeling fine and from the
way he was trying to beat his shadow
down the road the other day we Colura
busians think that he will hold his own
in his class this year." This is good
news to the many admirers of the horse.
At the recent annual meeting of the
State Volunteer Firemen's Association,
a recommendation was made for the
creation of a new office, that of statisti
cian, "whose duty it shall be to secure
from the chiefe of departments and the
mayors of cities statistics relative to the
number of volunteer firemen, the number
of fire engines, chemical engines, hook
and ladder trucks and hose reels, the
number of hose, rubber and cotton, and
all other equipments, the total value of
property, real estate, apparatuses, the
number of fire alarms, the number of
cities having electric fire alarms, the
system of water works, number of miles
of water mains and number of fire
hydrants and the pressure, both fire and
domestic, the losses by fire and the num
ber of accidents to firemen in the per
formance of duty and any other informa
tion that might be deemed beneficial."
This would form a good foundation in
facts for needed improvements in the
ROBBERS ATTEMPT TO 'DEStiDIL
GRAVE AT THE CATHOLIC
Sunday afternoon last, as Mrs. Patrick
Lyons and Mrs. Otto Merz were taking
a walk, they noticed that the grave of
Mrs. John Conley (who was buried ten
daya previously in the Catholic cemetery
of this city) had been opened. The
earth above the coffin had been dug up,
and was in place around the open grave.
The lid of the enclosing box, as also the
coffin lid were removed. From appear
ances it would seem that some one had
been attempting to perform a surgical
operation upon the corpse, for what pur
pose exactly may never be known.
Tracks of a horse and buggy were
found north of the cemetery, the buggy
having been driven in from the east, the
tracks showing restlessness on the part
of the horse, as though he had been held
there for quite a while, and then evi
dently turning round northward, 'had
gone through the grass to the road and
on east again.
The upper plate of false teeth that
had been placed in the coffin, were
found near the grave, but it is thonght
they were thrown ont with the soil that
had fallen into the open coffin.
A scoop shovel with a short handle, a
pitchfork and a lead pencil were found
close to the grave.
The Journal refrains from giving a
full description of the corpse us it ap
peared when first seen, but only a fiend
incarnate would be guilty of what is
now conjectured to be tho object of the
Frank Koch, who abont a year ago
brutally assaulted his wife who refused
to prosecute him after having him arrest
ed, got himself into trouble again by an
indecent assault Thursday evening last
on a young girl, and a few minutes later
upon a married woman of the city. A
man with such a mania is not fit to have
the freedom of a civilized community.
On Saturday he was brought up before
Justice O'Brien and put under bond for
continuance until Monday, which hear
ing resulted in requiring a bond of
81,000 for appearance at the district
court, the county 'attorney withdrawing
the charge of assault and battery and
entering a charge for a graver offense.
The same day a separate hearing was
had before County Judgo Kilian on a
like serious charge and a bond exacted
of 8500 for appearance at the district
court. The bonds were given, with
Joseph Wells as surety in both cases.
Considerable interest is being taken
in tho matter of taxing wholesale and
retail liquor dealers, there having been a
petition presented to the council to place
but one tax for the two. The petition
was referred to a committee of the coun
cil who made report recommending that
the prayer of the petitioners be granted,
and directing the city attorney to draft
an ordinance in accordance with the law,
to be in force after April 10, 5h5. A
remonstrance against changing the pres
ent ordinance, or in other words, against
granting the prayer of the petition, we
understand, will be circulated at once
and will receive many signatures. We
presume that when the matter comes up
for discussion before the council all the
pros and cons will be brought ont in duo
order. One citizen suggests: why not
raise the license to 81,000 a jear and do
away with the occupation tax altogether.
Darkest America is what Al. G.
Field calls his big black boom, au ag
gregation of real colored people, who
excel in presenting to tho public a per
formance so entirely different from what
has been seen that it is an entire and
new entertainment, surprisiugly orig
inal. A typical representation of plan
tation pastimes. Dances of Dixie, songs
of the south. Tho eccentric humor of
the negro shown in scenes peculiar to
these people, original camp-meeting
shouters, wing and buck dancing, pick
aninnies, and the greatest assemblage of
negro stage celebrities ever brought to
gether. This will positively be tho only
appearance in this city of this company
as they are on their way to San Francis
co, whence they sail to Australia, thence
to England and the continent, returning
to the United States in 1898.
Parlor Coarrrt and Sapper.
The Ladies Guild of Grace church
will give a parlor concert and supper at
Mrs. Barber's, Wednesday evening, Feb.
5th, 1896, with the following program:
Quartette The Church Choir
Piano Solo Miss Pohl
Vocal Solo Mrs. Chambers
Piano Solo Mrs. Hockenbergnr
Violin and Piano.
Misses Cornels and Schroeder
Recitation Miss Martin
Vocal Solo Mrs. Reeder
Piano Solo Mrs. Barber
Vocal Duet Misses Wake and Rickly
Piano Solo Mrs. Geer
Piano Duet. . .Misses Morse and Becker
Everyone cordially invited. AdmiH
sion at the door 25c.
St. Catharine Kadins Circle.
Will meet with the MiBses Fitzpatrick
Wednesday evening, Feb. 5th.
Roll call. Quotations from James
Political economy, chapters xiv., xv.
Supplementary reading, "Tabiha."
Music, Miss Anna Geitzen.
Paper, "What Influence has Home
Life on Character," Wm. O'Brien.
Music Miss Fitzpatrick.
Paper, "Monroe Doctrine,'
A reward of 8100.00 will be given to
any person or persons who will give evi
dence that will lead to the detection and
conviction of the party or parties who
were concerned or who were actually
guilty of the desecration of the grave
and body of Mrs. John Conley, on the
night of February 1st, 189G.
John F. CoritEr.
We take this method of thanking the
kind friends and neighbors for their
assistance before and after the death of
our dear baby.
Mrs. A. M. Jennings and familt.
Mr. E. B. Hosford, a through pas
senger east bound from Anaconda. Mon
tana, stepped off the train here Monday
and it is thought went south, perhaps.
Hosford is demented and had valuables
j on his person.
Csrpss llTjw.ii The I
ha teea Dae eat,
Eleventh Street, -
We invite you to come and see
patrons as mutual with our own, so far
part of the obligation being to provide
Good - Goods - at - Fair - Prices.
-EVERYTHING KEPT that is expected to be found in a first
class, up-to-date grocery store.
BECHER, ICGGI ft CO.,
REAL - ESTATE - LOANS - INSURANCE,
MONEY, TO LOAN ON FAKMS at lowest rate of interest, on short or long time, ia amount
to suit applicants.
BONDED ABtfTKACTKKS OF TITLE to all real estate in 1'tntte county.
Represent THE LEADING INSURANCE COMPANIES of the World. Our farm policies a
the most liberal in nso. Losses adjusted, and promptly paid at thisoftire.
Notary Public always in office.
Farm and city property for sale.
Make collections of foreign inheritances and sell steamship tickets to and from allpatt
of Europe. Iaug'81-tf
Miss Anna Gietzen was sick last week.
Miss Mazie Elliott has been quite sick
tho past week.
Al. Rickly of Rushville was in the city
several days last week.
Thos. Mallalieu of Kearney, ia visiting
his uncle, D. W. Zeigler.
Thomas Doran of Albiou was in the
city a few days the past week.
Misses Nellie and Georgia Post start
ed Monday to visit friends in Iowa.
C. II. Perkins came down Saturday
from Cedar Rapids and i3 visiting with
Fred He3s of Omaha returned home
last week after a visit to frieiub in Dun
can and Columbus.
Missos Mary and Annie Murphy of
Platte Center were in town Monday, the
latter going on to Omaha.
Mrs. J. M. Gondring goes to Chicago
the last of the week to bo with her
mother, who is dangerously sick.
Mrs. Beorbower, accompanied by Miss
Mamio and Frank, arrived at Phila
delphia Friday last, making a 48-hours
trip from here.
Guy C. Barnnm will start in a few
days for an extended trip, perhaps of
several months, to Arkansas, Missouri,
Texas and California.
Wednesday last, at a special meeting
of the board, all present, on motion of
Chairman Hockenberger of the finance
committee, $J5 was ordered transferred
from the general fund, and 021.22 of tho
etato apportionment, to the teachers'
fund of the city school. This was dono
in anticipation of tho monthly pay-day,
last Friday. Somo other matters were
informally talked over, but the special
work for which the meeting was called
having been disposed of, an adjournment
At the stated meeting of the board on
Monday tho superintendent's report was
heard, showing tho total enrollment
since school began, as 717; the number
belonging for the month G17; the average
per cent of attendance 95.41 ; one sus
pension and one restoration; one case of
corporal punishment. One hundred and
fifty liooks had been donated to the
ward libraries during the month. Mrs.
Merrill's room won the half holiday on
an attendance of 97.78 per cent, and a
punctuality of 99.99 per cent.
Claims were allowed as follows and
warrants ordered drawn on the proper
funds for payment:
American Rook Co., 3 14 50
C inn & Co...... .............. .. .. .. 1 w
von Bergen Bros., 1 00
9 j cL w v t-Xlilj v.. 4 J
McClnrs & Co. 11 'JO
R. C.Boyd 75
The city treasurer's report for Jan
uary showed on hands, as follows:
TVachora fnnd S U 13
General " b'SO
lubrary " B0 SO
Test-book' 75 73
In License fund, $ 3 GO
Mayor Phillips appeared before the
board and said that a number of times,
complaint had been made to him in re
gard to the foot-ball playing at the
Second ward school house. The sug
gestion of the mayor brought the subject
up for discussion again, as it had been
before the board at previous meetings,
in an informal way. It had seemed im
possible for the school boys to govern
themselves in the play, according to the
rules laid down by themselves, in regard
to entering the front yards of the resi
dence premises in front of the school,
and besides, the play was conducted in
the street, and sometimes would cause
trouble, when teams were inclined to be
lively. Considering all tnings, it was
thought best to order that the playing
of the game of foot-ball at the Second
ward school he prohibited.
Since placing the above in type, one
of the foot-ball players tells us that
during the last week, tho rule adopted
to have only one of the boys go into a
house-yard after the ball, when it hap
pened to get over, has been strictly fol
lowed. Ed. Journal.
Within the last week we have made
arrangements so that we can furnish to
our readers the Chicago Weekly Inter
Ocean and Columbus Journal, when
paid in advance, at Sl.7.1. tf
Snbcribe for The Journal any
day. Fifty cents will get you tho paper
for the next three months, 31.50 for the
us. We regard the interests of oar
as our dealings are concerned our
II. F. J. HOCKENBKROER
The last meeting of tho Farmers' club
was at the residenco of William Meayes,
sr. The officers selected for the ensuing
term were: A. W. Clark president, Mrs.
E. J. Young vice president, W. E. Lock
Clause second of the by-laws, relating
to absence of members, was stricken out.
The first Friday of each month is to
be meeting-day hereafter, instead of the
last Friday, the next meeting to be at
The essay of Mrs. Young was so full
of good suggestions that she was re
quested to pormit its publication in
the importance of a oood supply of
rcadino matter by mrs.
E. J. YOUNO.
The timo lias long since passed when
tho Bible and tho almanac were consid
ered a sufficient library for a farmer's
family. The Bible, of course, should be
indispensable, and can always lie studied
with increasing interest and benefit, but
we also ought to give ourselves and fam
ilies a chance to gain tho best and most
reliablo information concerning the
progress of the world in which we live,
and take a glimpse, at least, of passing
events, as the panorama of this lifo is
unfolded to our view. Newspapers, mag
azines and books, are -now offered at so
low a price, there seems no reasonable
excuse to prevent our availing ourselves
of their advantage.--, and to those of us
who havo families growing up, an abund
ant supply of good reading matter is a
Young people must have something to
interest themselves in during leisure
hours, and if not kept interested in
something useful and improving, they
aro very apt to lie tempted to waste time
in amusements that are often both ex
pensive and unprofitable. By attracting
the attention of our children to tho study
of good books, we help to bring them in
contact with the best thoughts of the
brightest minds of the past as well as the
present; we aid in giving them new ideas
and food for thought and imagination,
and cultivate in them a desire to store
their minds with the substantial ele
ments required of them as responsible
beings, instead of the superficial follies
so often indulged in to excess. An intel
ligent understanding of current topics,
as presented by tho leading papers, is
quite an education of itself, and gives
material assistance in helping to fit a
person to carry on a conversation in any
society, while those uninformed on those
everyday subjects cannot help feeling
the deficiency. Consequently it is a duty
we owe our families, to provide them
first with the best reading matter we can
procure, and then with as much of it as
our means will allow, or their time can
utilize to advantage. Then what are the
best papers to take, and why? I think
the first in tho list should be the local
newspaper, and probably in a country
neighborhood ono local paper would be
found sufficient to give the family the
items of current happenings, local adver
tisements, and other bits of news of
interest in our neighborhood, and on
which we all like to keep posted.
Then, as most of the heads of families
are raoro or less interested (or should
be) in public or political subjects, they
will want a metropolitan paper, to give
them all the desired information on na
tional affairs. This is rather a delicate
subject, as most of them will prefer the
paper which affiliates with their own
views, or those of the party with which
they are identified. I do not think this
just right, as generally only one side of
a subject is presented, and is made the
most of to bnild up political capital and
party prejudice. I always think it a
good plan to hear lioth sides of a story,
and then form conclusions accordingly.
To do this we must take two opposing
A good farm paper is a good thing, if
its instructions are suited to the locality
we are in; and so is a good magazine,'
the prices of which are now so reduced
that we conld all afford at least one.
A paper devoted to home topics and
housekeeping is a great help to the
mother of a family in many ways, and
would help to enliven many weary tasks
and brighten np our homes.
Last, but not least, if there are chil
dren in the family, take a good children's
paper. If well selected, it will prove a
most beneficial factor in their education
and create in them a healthy desire for
reading and study, which is always com
mendable and should not be neglected.
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