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WEDNESDAY;. MAY 13. IS96.
A. AS. TIMETABLE.
" . " David City
Arrivemt Lincoln. ........
75BO a. a.
955 a. m.
The paaeanjrer leave Lincoln at 6:35 p. C. and
rriTee at Colnabaa 935 p. m; tbe freiiht leave
Lincoln at 7iS a- nu. and arrive at Colnaibaa at
Atlantic Ex. 5 33a.ni
Linuted 10:35 a. m
Nr. PL LoeaL12J p.m
Fast Mail .- 6:15 p.m
Or. Is. Local 9 a. m
Nr. PL Local. 1:00 p.m
FaetMail. 2:13 p.m Gr. I. Local 335 p.m
No. 3. Fast Mail, carrie pnooeagers for
.tlirnaeh point. Gome wt at 613 p. m., ar
rives at -iVnver 7:40 a. . No. 2. Fast Mail car
rieit passenger to Fremont. Valley and Omaha
going east at 2:1 j p. m.
The freight train leaving Itere at 430 p. m. car
ried paxfifiutera from here to Valley.
COLUJtBCS AXD SOHroLK.
PAagrr arrives from Sioux City ...1230 p. m
leaves for Sioax City 63" p. m
Mixed leaves for Sioax City si)0a.m
Mixed arrives UiWp.m
rOb. ALBION AND CXDAB KAPIPS.
Mixed leaver . .
.. 130 p.m
fAll notices under this heading will be
eaarged at the rat- of $2 a year.
LEBANON LODGE No. 58, A. F. A A. 31.
Kegular meetings 2d Wednesday in each
month. All brethren invited to attend
J. D. Snaia. W. M.
K. NoTKSTKX. Sec'y- 2L)jnly
fc meets Tuesday evening or eacn
:wek at their hall on Thirteentn
street. Visiting brethren cordially
itvited. W.A. Wat.N.G.
W R. Notestxi.'. ac'y. 27jan91-tf
COLUMBIAN CAMP No. 25. WOODMEN OF
th World, meets every second and foarth
ThnrsdaTS of the month, 7:30 p. m., at K. of P.
.Hall. Eleventh tret. Regular attendance is
vert desirable, and all visiting brethren are cor
tiiaily invited to meat with us. janSS-95
1JEOBGAN12ED CHURCH OF LATTER-DAY
-V Saints hold regular stmew every Sunday
at 2 p. m., prayer meeting on Wednesday evening
r their chapel, comer of North street and Pacihc
Avacue. All are cordially invited.
UiulsS Elder H. J. Hudson. President.
EKMAN REFORMED CHUIiCIL-Sanda
School xt SiSU a. m. Church every Sunday
at lU:2LFa m. Christian Endeavor at 7:30 p. tc.
Ladies' Aid Society every tint Thursday in the
month si the church. Hnov-91
Picture frames at Herrick's. 4
A ghinous ram Monday afternoon.
Fine job work done at The Journal
Tramps are getting numerous and
Dr. Kallmann, dentist, Thirteenth
The well at Monroe is down 512 feet
at a cost S240.
Dr. T. R. Clark, Olive street In
office at nights.
Born, to Mrs. Will. Swartsley, last
"Tuesday, a daughter.
Att'y Conway went to Omaha Sun
day, returning yesterday.
The White Front
3ry Goods Store. tf
John Wiggins went to Omaha Sun
day evening with a shipment of hogs.
Drs. Martyn, Evans i Geer, office
three doors north of Friedhof's store, tf
Dr. I C. Voss and C. F. O. Miessler,
Homeopathic physicians.Columbus, Neb.
"Home owners make good citizens;'
join the Bnildmg and Loan association.
Miss Mary Steffes of Humphrey has
-a position in Fillmau's millinery store.
Dennis Roberts was in Platte Center
Wednesday to see his mother, who is very
Frightened animals can tackle the
Page without injury to themselves or
Found, an overcoat. Call at this
oSice, prove property and pay for this
J. D. Lucas has been appointed
. night operator at the U. P. depot in
Nice residence on Eleventh street
or-sale at reasonable rate. Inquire at
this office. tf
The Page is the most durable, moat
.serviceable and the cheapest fence on
- Mrs. A. Field of Platte Center was
brought down to the hospital Wednesday
. . "J. W. Tanner of the Fullerton Post,
.passed through the city Monday on his
way to Omaha.
Friday evening at Omaha occurs
.the Bryan-Roeewater debate on the
Envelopes with your return card
.printed on them, for 50 cents a hundred
At' The Jocrxal office.
Sup't Rothleitner was suddenly
Btricken Sunday with violent pains
caused by kidney trouble.
Miss Tira Morse, one of Platte
county's beat teachers, goes to Fremont
soon to attend the Normal.
If yon want any cleaning and dyeing
.done, go to the Columbus Dye Works.
Also clean all kinds of hats. 4t
Sheriff Kavanaugh and J. H. Ker
senbrock were in the northern part of
the county Saturday on business.'
Fing your orders for job-work to
this oJfoe. Satisfaction guaranteed, and
work promptly done, as agreed upon.
When God wants to educate a man
he does not send him to school to the
Graces, but to tb Necessities. Mar
den. B. S. Wyatt and family arrived in
" the city Saturday and he will again be
the agent for the Singer machine com
pany. Ascension Day, Thursday, May 14.
" Service sermon and holy communion at
" Grace Episcopal church- All cordially
Tbe Hagel i Stevenson separator
at Bass', eight and a half miles north of
.this city, -will probably be ready for
operations Monday next.
C A. 3eioe has had word from
Oklahosaa that the hot winds have done
considerable damage to growing crops,
fields being as brown as in August.
Our weather reports reached us a
little late for last week's iasme, but they
are a arnritamt part of the local his
tory aad will he read
The CeeOian club will meet with
Miss Clara Tirhmin Monday evening. A
full attendance is desired.
C A. Newman is building on his
farm east- of town a good sized hog
hoase, and will go into the fine bog busi
ness. REMEMBER! ! E. T. Bowers, vet
erinary surgeon, will be in Columbus
the first week of each month, to answer
The ladies of the M. E. church will
give an ice cream sociable in the church
Wednesday evening. All are cordially
Rev. McGregor of Norfolk was in
the city Thursday on his way home from
Montana, where he has been doing evan
Look out for the old plantation
singers at the opera house, Wednesday
evening May 20. Tickets on sale at Pol
lock's drug store.
Wilhelm Roth.carpenter and builder,
corner of I and Eighth streets, is ready
at all times to talk business or do work,
as necessity calls. 3m
-rE. C. Hockenberger has accepted a
position as traveling salesman with a
machine company, and started out last,
Lost on- a street m Columbus, a
lady's gold ear ring, with a clear set.
The finder, please leave the same at
The Journal office.
Several Russian families passed
through here Friday on their way to
Humphrey and Norfolk:, where they will
work in the beet fields.
The U. P. bridge gang are building
cattle yards on H. M. Winslow's land
west of town, where the company put in
a switch sometime since.
Last Friday night in the Blasser
neighborhood there was quite a severe
wind storm, unroofing buildings and
blowing down windmills.
The last payment on the Platte Cen
ter school building was made recently
and the district is now free from debt.
The building coat 37,000.
Baptist church, J. D. Pulis, pastor.
Services 11 a. m.t 8 p. m. Subjects
May 17th: morning, "The Lillies;" even
ing, The Gentleness of Jesus."
There are tears, smiles, pathos,
humor and tragedy in the jubilee songs
of the Tennesseeans. Hear them at
opera house, Wednesday evening May 20.
Rev. Rogers, Misses Bessie Sheldon,
Minnie Becker, Maud Xaylor and Lucy
Taylor attended the Christian Endeavor
convention at Albion Saturday and
The district convention of the Ep
worth League will meet in this city the
latter part of June. About 100 young
people are expected to be present as
John T. Mallalieu of Kearney re
turned to the state Thursday from Mill
ington MiL. where he had been called by
the illness of his father, who has since
Mr. Hagel of Columbus, came up
Monday morning to see how the cream
ery affairs were progressing. He found
everything in apple-pie order. Genoa
C. A. Brindley, in traveling in the
country, has noticed quite a number of
fields of alfalfa, some of it eighteen
inches high. Patrick Murray has a fine
field of about forty acres.
Within the last week we have made
arrangements so that we can furnish to
our readers the Chicago Weekly Inter
Ocean and CoLcstBrs Jouexal. when
paid in advance, at S1.75. tf
We hear that J. E. North put a stop
to the Babcock ditch going through the
Arnold land until some settlement was
made. Thus the Babcock trouble in
creases. Monroe Looking Glass.
Ellen Beach Yaw, who sang here
three years ago, will appear in Omaha
soon in grand concert. Critics credit
her with possessing a greater compass of
voice than any other living singer.
The "Western Swine Breeder," a
journal devoted to swine exclusively,
can be had with The Journal, one year,
when paid in advance, for $1.60, for the
two. Now is the time to subscribe, tf
George A Eckles of Chadron, Ne
braska, candidate for attorney general,
was in the city Thursday looking over
the field. He says the former Columbus
people now at Chadron are doing well.
Eugene Bacon has been working on
the deep well at Monroe several weeks
and last Friday had got down 512 feet,
going through hard shale rock, the
strata showing the same as in Dakota.
Otto Baker and I. Sibbersen were
sixteen miles up the Loup valley the
other day, and say that the growing crops
all look fine. Baker thinks that rye will
be ready to cut by the middle of June;
it is now heading.
Attention, teachers. The Columbus
school board have set Friday, May 22, at
3 o'clock, for considering applications
of teachers for positions the coming year.
It is desired that all wishing positions
place their applications by that date.
The pupils of Miss Alice Watkins'
room had a great picnic down near the
river on the Sturgeon farm, Saturday.
Base ball, wading, plenty of cake, ice
cream, etc, a crowd of very tired, sun
burned children and the day was ended.
Mayor Speice, John Pollock and
Leonard Hohl went to Fullerton Satur
day, remaining over Sunday, the guests
of Mr. Reimers. They brought back
with them a wash tub full of nice fish,
and report having a very pleasant time.
Canon Goodale will speak Sunday
morning next at Grace Episcopal
church, on his reminiscences of early
church work in Columbus and vicinity.
Old settlers especially, and all others
cordially invited. Evening service as
A Kentucky farmer has invented a
machine for chasing dies from animals.
It is a covered passage-way with a dome
made of glass. It is all darkened except
the dome, into which the flies are entrap
ped. Animals soon learn the value of
At the sheriff's sale Monday after
noon, at the court house, the Delsman
store property on Eleventh street was
sold to Albert Stenger for S3J300: the
Delsman residence property on Eleventh
street, one door east of Oehlrich von
Bergen's dwelling, was sold to Leander
Gerrard for 1,100; the D. H. Smith
property on Twelfth street was boaght
fey C. E. Early at W00.
Collector North says that as he un
derstands PresidsBt Cleveland's recent
order extending the HaswfWrl service, it
will practically leave the collector as
the only position in the reveaue service
liable to a change by the advent of the
Now is the time to subscribe for Tax
CoLnxBTB JorjxsxL and the Lincoln
Journal, semi-weekly, both for S2.00 a
year. Three papers a week at a cost of
less than 4 cents a week. This very
liberal offer will only last until May 5th,
when the rates will be raised.
The soldiers and sailors' reunion at
Monroe Thursday was attended by a
number of the old soldiers from other
towns. Department Commander Culver
of MOford was among the speakers at
the camp fire. Post No. 275, formerly
of Platte Center was re-organized.
The wind mill devised by John
Tannahill, an original illustration of
which was given in The Jottksai. some
months ago, is being manufactured at
Lincoln, Nebr. It is called '-The Jum
bo," and is claimed to be simplest,
cheapest and most powerful wind mill
Early Saturday morning John
Strum, a man in the employ of A E.
Anderson on the old Cobbins ranch six
miles northwest of Genoa, was found
lying dead in the road. No marks of
violence were found and it is generally
supposed the man's death was caused
by lightning. One shoe was lying by
his side and his arms were folded across
Frank Stribbling and Al West have
returned from their trip down the Platte
and Missouri rivers. They report hav
ing had an interesting time and pleasant
trip. Fremont, however, is good enough
for them. No better land or country
was discovered during their journey.
Robt. Rood has stopped at Mound City,
Mo., where he will stay a short time.
Marriage licenses were issued by
Judge Kilian the past week to the fol
lowing: Henrich Kruse of Platte
county and Miss Anna Boehling of
Dodge; Joseph Hakenschneider and
Miss Antonia Werner; Otto Muller and
Emma Peterson; Lee Brnbaker of Mad
ison county and Miss Clara Mason of
Laramie, Wyo.; George Randall and
Miss Augusta Haney.
The Platte Center dramatic com
pany are preparing a play, "Down in
Dixie." to be given in their town this,
Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Those who take the several parts are:
J. F. Carrig, F. P. Clother, F. H. Gil
more, D. P. Mahoney, Pat Hayes, Willie
Hennessey, Henry Stone, George Coon
ey, Misses Kate Hayes, Kate Rogan,
Kate Carrig and Anna Nelson.
Ross L. Hammond of the Fremont
Tribune was a Columbus visitor Thurs
day, leaving with us his card as a candi
date for congress, subject to the decision
of the republican convention. Rcss has
been a faithful worker in republican
harness more tlian a score of years, under
stands the needs of the district, and when
he gets to Washington will remember
that he is a servant of the people.
At the Seventh anniversary of the
Epworth league, at the Methodist
church next Sunday evening at 7, the
installation of officers will be by Mrs.
Britell; inaugural address by Miss Ber
tha Zinnecker; consecration prayer by
Rev. Moore; reception of graduates from
the Junior league; solos, Maud Woosley
and Miss Matthews; paper, "Spiritual
Mission of the Epworth League. Gor
The importance of the butter and
eggs business in the west has been
fairly demonstrated the last two years
to the satisfaction of the most sceptical.
The cold storages are fijled with eggs
six weeks in advance of the usual time,
and creamery and separator butter, ac
cording to locality, has increased in
amount fifty to a hundred per cent. The
market prices are low to be sure, but
Judge Niemoller of Platte Center
was in the city Monday on legal busi
ness. He gives us some facts additional
to those elsewhere printed in regard to
the robbery of the post-office there. It
is supposed to have happened about 3
o'clock; the burglars, it seems, had keys
to Nay's blacksmith shop and Stein -baugh's
carpenter shop; two persons
were arrested at Norfolk Sunday that
are suspected of being the robbers; this
was the third attempt to rob the post
office. Mr. Johnson of Gardner has left
with us additional samples of the fiber
grass growing in his section of the
county. This specimen he pulled at the
top of a sand ridge, so dry that the sand
fell away from the roots as they were
pulled out of the earth. The stalk
seems to have no fiber, this is contained
only in the leaf of the plant, the stalk
on which it grows being brittle. If Mr.
Jerome will take time to drop in at
The Journal office, he may find that
this plant will make him some money.
The following, taken from the Ful
lerton Post, refers to two young ladies,
well known in Platte county: The
Misses Lizzie and Susie Cooncy, of
Council Creek township, met with quite
a serious accident last week. They were
returning home from a visit to a neigh
bor's when their horse became frighten
ed and ran away. They were thrown
out and sustained several bad bruises,
but fortunately no bones were broken.
Mr. Cooncy was in town yesterday and
informs us that the girls are doing as
well as could be expected.
The Seward Blade says that Con
ductor Raney, who punches tickets and
collects fares on the Lincoln and Co
lumbus train, better known as "Happy
Cal," was the object of a joke last week
which has compelled him to wear his
hat all the time. As is well known
Conductor Raney has not all the hair on
his head usually allotted to a human
being by nature. In fact, his pate is
quite bald. A friend gave him a bottle
of medicine which he guaranteed to cure
this baldness. Raney took the bottle
and used it. He learned to his sorrow
that it contained a large quantity of
iodine and his head was colored by the
drug. He was compelled to wear his
hat and to avoid hotels for several days,
gaining: sustenance during that tiae by
eatxBg at huch
We give below the decision of Judge
John J. Sullivan on the meter question
as presented in the case of L L. Albert
against the city water commksioner and
others, in which the court was asked .to
enjoin them from shutting off water.
. The mayor and council of the city of
Columbus recently adopted an ordi
nance in relation to its system of water
works, the 'third section of which
assumes to impose on consumers of
public water the duty of furnishing
approved meters for the measurement
of the water consumed by them. By
the pleadings and agreed statement of
facts in this case is presented for de
termination the question whether said
section is valid and enforcible by the
infliction of the penalties therein pre
scribed. The justice and expediency of
the ordinance need not be considered;
with that the court has nothing to do.
If the enactment of the ordinance is
within the competency of the city au
thorities it is valid and must be enforced
whether it is wise legislation or not.
The city claims to have acted within the
terms of a legislative grant and cites in
support of its claim the following
provision of its charter: The council
shall have power to make and enforce
all needful rules and regulations in tbe
erection, construction, use and manage
ment of such waterworks and for the
use of the water therefrom." In other
words, on behalf of the city it is conten
ded that the power to make needful
rules and regulations in the use and
management of the waterworks and for
the use of water therefrom Is authority
for requiring consumers of water to fur
nish their own meters.
This is an exceedingly vague grant of
power and affords a wide field for spec
ulation as to what was intended to come
within its terms. Standing alone it
might, perhaps, sustain the city's claim,
although the supreme court of New
Jersey has held that it would not. But
there are other provisions of the char
ter bearing upon this question. The
city may grant a franchise to a private
corporation or person to supply it and
its inhabitants with water for a period
not exceeding twenty-five years, "under
such regulation as to price, supply and
rent of water meters as the council may
prescribe by ordinance." In such case
it is clear enough that the consumers
are under no obligations to supply
meters, and it has been expressly so de
cided by the supreme court of Alabama
in the case of Smith vs. Birmingham, 1C
So. Rep., 123.
By the statute in question it is fur
ther provided that '-it shall be the duty
of the water commissioner, subject to
the supervision of the mayor and coun
cil to have the general con
trol and management of the system of
waterworks fixing the rates to be
paid by the inhabitants thereof, within
such limits as may be prescribed by or
dinance, for the use of water, water
meters and hydrants."
Here the statute in providing for the
fixing of charges for the use of water
provides also for the fixing of charges for
the use of water meters and shows con
clusively that the ownership of meters
by the city and the payment of a fixed
rental for their use by the consumers of
water was within the contemplation of
It does not, of course, necessarily fol
low from this that the city has not also
the power to compel consumers to pro
vide their own meters, but it affords a
persuavive argument against that con
clusion. It is highly improbable that
the legislature would make the power
to charge for the mere use of meters the
subject of an express grant and at the
same time permit the more important
power of compelling consumers of water
to buy and own their own meters to
rest in doubtful implication. In this
connection another thought occurs.
The grant of a power in express terms
affords always an inference against the
grant of the same power by implication,
in the same act. If that portion of the
statute from which the city claims to
derive its authority is broad enough to
warrant the council in ordaining that
consumers of water shall buy meters, it
is, of course, also broad enough to re
quire them to rent meters; and if it is
broad enough to require them to rent
meters, the express provision on that
subject is wholly unnecessary. To hold
that both provisions of the statute mean
the same thing would be to impute tau
tology and redundancy of expression to
the legislature which, in doubtful cases,
is never permissible by the rules of con
struction. It is rather to be presumed that the
language has been used intelligently
and that different sets of words stand
for different ideas.
Considering together the several pro
visions of tbe charter relating to water
meters, I conclude It was the intention
of the legislature that where water is
furnished by the meter system only,
whether by tbe city itself or by some
private person or corporation, under its
authority, the patrons of the water
works may be required to pay water
rents, but may not be required to pur
chase and own meters.
This conclusion is directly sustained
by the case of Red Star Co. vs. Jersey
City, 45 N. J. Law, 24C, which decision
is cited with approval by Judge Works
of the supreme court of California, in
the case of Spring Valley Co. vs. San
Francisco, 22 Pac. Reports, 911, and is"
incorporated into tbe text of Beach on
Private Corporations. No authority to
the contrary has been cited and I have
It was argued at the hearing that the
meter rates fixed by the ordinance are
not reasonable or uniform and that the
injunction should be made perpetual
for that reason alone.
I think this contention is entirely
groundless. It is without support in
the decisions of the courts and is con
trary to the conclusion reached in many
well considered cases.
However, in consequence of the city
being given no power to compel the
purchase of meters, the temporary in
junction will be made perpetual.
J. J. SCTXJVA-r,
Robert Saley arrived in the city last
week from FnmvTj Iowa, to attend to bu-
J.E-Norfh was in the ctty over Saaday.
Wm. Schroeder was in M-1-" Tues
day. R. P.Drake of Humphrey was in the
Mis. C. E. Pollock visited relatives in
Genoa last week.
T. & McKinnie of Graad Islaad was
in the city Saturday.
Mrs. W. T. Biddy is recovering from a
severe spell of sickness,
Mrs. P. A. Krause of Albion came down
Tuesday to viat relatives.
Miss Warren of Lincoln visited the
Hurd family over Sunday.
Miss Martha Johnson of Platte Center
was in the city Wednesday.
Attorney F. M. Cookinghaai of Hum
phrey Sundayed in the city.
3lra. A M. Covert went to Norfolk
Monday to visit Mrs. Spear.
Mr. and Mrs. Brimblecomb of Schuyler
were here Saturday visiting friends.
Thomas Mallalieu of. Kearney visited
his uncle, D. W. Ziegler, over Sunday.
Mrs. J. N. Taylor is able to be around
the house again after several weeks' seri
Mrs. George McArthur arrived in the
city from Norfolk Sunday and will make
her home here.
Mrs. Moon of Falls City came Friday
to visit several weeks with her sister,
St. Catkarwe Iteaoiag Circle.
Will meet Wednesday evening, May
13, at the residence of Mr. A J. Smith.
Boll call Quotations on "Hope."
General discussion on Astronomy.
Supplementary reading ''Comstock's
Instrumental solo Mrs. A. J. Smith.
Recitation Miss Anna Gsitzen.
Paper Miss C. Madden.
Piano duet Mrs. O'Brien and Miss
Essay, 'Astronomy" Wm. O'Brien.
Mae E. CcsHUfo, Sec"y.
Real Estate Traasfer.
Becher, Jaeggi Jt Co., real estate agents,
report the following real estate transfers
filed in the office of the count v clerk for
the week ending May 9, 1896.
Farmers' Pro. Elevator Ass'n, Monroe,
to C H Sheldon and Jonas Welch, pt
neU eei 1-17-le, wd $ 1C00 00
Andrew Lea.- to B Hoaal. lot 13, bl 5.
Burrows, wd SO 00
Pioneer Town Site Co to John Wagner,
lot 3, bl S, Creston. wd 110 00
Louisa Maeken to Edward T Per kin -
son, wS lot 1. bl 13, Platte Center, wd MX 00
Fred Schroeder to August Warnsta.lt,
e4 13-20-le,wd 10UW 0U
Karl Scnneiderheintz to Carl Schubert,
lot 2, bl 239, Columbas, wd SO CO
Jar Merrill to Forest JlerriU, nw 35-13-lw.wd
D C EAvanauxh. sheriff, to Charles
Heinke. n4 lots " and 3, bl 114, Co
lumbus, sheriff's deed 95 00
John Wolf to Albert Newton, lot 4 and
pt lot 5, bl 63, Columbus, wd 4000 00
Joseph A Barber and wf to Commer
cial Bank, lots 5 and 6. bl 46. Colaru
bu, ejed .. 13.7000
3dary E Farlej" to Jeremiah Oradr, nw
Eleven transfers, total 2,55 00
Weather Report far April at Columnar.
Maximum temperature, 27th S9'
Minimum 1st, 2d, 3d 20a
Mean temperature 5oA"
Mean maximum temperature G7.2'
- minimum '"" 43.4
Total precipitation inches 6.78
Do last year inches 3.82
Partly cloudy days 12
Cloudy days 8
Number of days on which .01 in. or
more of rain fell 9
Total precipitation since Jan. 1st
Prevailing wind from S.E.
Clinton- C. Gbat.
Mr. Curtis is 80 years and six
months old, and is pretty nimble for his
years. At the age of 10 years he be
came a sailor boy, and was three years
apprenticed to a carpenter, getting 8125
for his work. As a journeyman, he
worked from sunrise to sunset, and fiom
September 20 to March 20, they worked
to 9 p. m. In those days, the carpenters
made all the doors, window sash, etc
When ten hours was established as a
day's work he was very glad, because it
gave time for learning. He thinks that
mankind need to find The Truth and
make it the guide of their life, in all
things, and gives us this sentiment for
'John B. Gough said he never got
over the necessity of struggling against
the drink habit. We are like a man
walking through the cold. He has to
keep walking, and every little while
shake himself to keep from stiffening
with the cold. So with habit."
Late Saturday night burglars ef
fected an entrance into the post-office
at Platte Center, and drilling a hole into
the safe broke the combination, and
found the way to the valuables, taking
S75, consisting of $50 in money belong
ing to the government and 325 belong
ing to a base ball club, and deposited
for safe keeping; besides which about
75 cents in stamps were taken. The
thieves were considerate in leaving $200
worth of stamps. Postmaster Mahlon
Clother was in tbe city Sunday, but so
far, there has been no clew to the bur
glars. The drill and sledge hammer
used in the commission of the crime had
been stolen from Mr. Nay's blacksmith
The Baptist entertainment Friday
evening was a success in spite of tbe
threatening weather. The entire pro
gram was exceptionally good. The hoop
drill by seventeen little boys and girls,
and the phantom drill by a bevy of
young ladies were very fine. We think
special mention is due Mrs. Stires in
her recitation. She studied two years
under the celebrated elocutionist Mur
dock and has the happy faculty of hold
ing the audience under the most unfa
vorable circumstances, as on last Friday
when the threatened storm frightened a
considerable number in the audience.
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We begin this summary with The
Jouxxax. of April 2lZ 1672. aad close
with May 8, 1872:
The total valaation of property in
Platte couty was f l'oVSai.
L.M.Beebe lost h dwelling house
by fire April 24; estimated loss $3,000.
The Jotnoui. advocates better pro
teetion against Ire an engine and large
A son or annuel aammer was in
stantly killed by lightning April 28,
while bringing in some cattle.
April 26, a fresh crater opened in Ve
suvius. Ashes and lava threaten the
villages on the mountain aide.
Wells have again proved inefficient in
case of fire, at Fremont. Nothing but
huge, well-filled cisterns will answer the
Mr. Hummer's store to be occupied by
Mr. Morrissey as a dry goods store, is in
line on Eleventh street, four doors east
of The Journal office.
We are all sculptors and painters, and
our material is our own flesh and blood
and bones. Any nobleness begins at
once to refine a man's features, any
meanness or sensuality to imbrute them.
George Hubt and H. P. Coolidge,
Platte county delegates to the republi
can state convention, were unanimously
instructed to favor only such men as
would vote for the nomination of Grant
"Buffalo Bill" at the head or a com
pany of troops traced the Indians who
lately committeu depredations near
North Platte, and succeeded in killing
four of them and retaking two of the
The editor in a political article says:
"The people rule, and when they issue
their mandate by the ballot it should be
known that their expressed will must
be held as law, enforced as law and ac
quiesced in as law."
Walter Craig of Cadiz, O., arrived
here April 25, and started for the Town
ship the next morning. Mr. Craig and
Ephraim Clark were owners of the
southwestern township, 36 sections, in
Stanton county. Mr. Clark died several
years ago. Mr. Craig is still-living.
A bit of dog Latin is among the se
The nox wu lit by lax of Lana,
And 'twaa nox moat op port una
To catch a poasam or a coona;
For nix watt scattered oVr this mondoa,
A shallow nix, en non prof ondus,
On sic a nox with caaia ontu.
Two boys went oal to hont for coonna.
The soldiers' homestead law, approved
April 4, is to enable honorably dis
charged soldiers and sailors, their
widows and orphan children, to acquire
homesteads on the public lands of the
United States," and under that benign
measure the west has had a wonderful
Prof. Aughey of the state univeraity
has just published a paper on the la
custrine deposits of Nebraska, in which
he claims it one of the richest soils in
the world the settlings which took
place beneath a great lake covering most
of the surface and draining off after long
ages through the Missouri river, cutting
down through the bluffs and exposing
in places a made soil of two hundred
From the report of Chas. A. Speice,
county superintendent of publie in
struction, to the state superintendent,
a number of items are now of interest.
There were 21 districts in the county,
an aggregate of 74 children of school
age; the smallest district had 10 pupils,
the largest 117; there was one adobe
school house, two log, and twelve frame
houses. The total value of school
houses and sites was SSC14.91. The
names of qualified teachers employed
during the year were: Mary Weaver,
Sarah J. Kent, Apphia J. Avery, Sarah
J. Blodgett. Elizabeth McGath, Eosa
Tschudin, Anna A. Kelley, Mary Mc
Cauley, Mary Lawrence, Emily Jackson,
Charles W. Stuart, S. L. Barrett. Benj.
Spielman, James Lynch, George W.
Newberry, Allen Jillson, Wm. Prescott.
James B. Bell, Ed. Bartlett, John G.
Boutson, F. W. Ellis, Thos. Dough.s,
Frank H. McLaughlin .and E. A. Blod
gett. Weather Report.
Review of the weather near Genoa for
the month of April, 1896.
Mean temperature of the month
Mean do same month but year
Highest daily temperature on 27th
Lowest do 1st
Fair days .
Bain or snow fell during portions of days
Inches of rainfall
Do same mo. last year..
Prevalent winds from S.E. to N.W.
4th, first appearance of martins.
Thunder storms 8th, 11th, 12th, 16th,
Fogs oc 9th and 25th.
Hazy loth and 23d.
Hail slight 8th and 12th.
Frost and ice on 18th and link.
Heavy wind storms on 22d and
Lunar corona on the 26tb.
The rainfall this month has
greater than for the same month in 20
years and has been rarely exceeded in
any month; as a consequence the coun
tenances of most are brightened and the
latest returns from the cloud regions
are sought for with as much avidity as
the results of the next election will be.
To Cfeirao aad the Eat.
Passengers going east for business, will
naturally gravitate to Chicago as the
great commercial center. Passengers
re-visiting friends or relatives in the
eastern states always desire to "take in"
Chicago en route. All classes of passen
gers will find that the "Short Line" of
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Kail
way, via Omaha and Council Bluffs,
affords excellent facilities to 'reach their
destinations in a manner that will be
sure to give the utmost satisfaction.
A reference to the time tables will in
dicate tbe route to be chosen, and, by
asking any principal agent west of the
Missouri river for a ticket over the
Chicago, Council Bluffs Omaha Short
Line of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul Bailway, you will be cheerfully
furnished with the proper passport via
Omaha and Chicago. Please note that
all of the "Short Line" trains arrive in
Chicago in ample time to connect with
the express trains of all the great through
car lines to the principal eastern cities.
For additional particulars, time tables,
maps, etc please call on or address F.
1 A Naak, Geaeral Agent, Omaha, Nab.
HMY MMTZ & CO.,
Elwntb Stmt. -
We invite you to come and see us. We regard the interests of oar
patrons as mutual with our own, so far as our dealings are concerned our
part of the obligation being to provide and offer
Good - Goods -
EVERYTHLNG KEPT that is expected to be found in a m
class, up-to-date grocery store.
BECHER, IMl 4 CO.,
Farm LoansReal Estate
Nance Co. Journal: The promise of a
fruit crop is the finest ever seen in this
county at this season of the year and as
there is no snow in the mountains west
and north of us we shall probably miss
our usual early May frosts. The cher
ries, peaches and plums are now in full
bloom and every little twig looks as
though it is to be loaded with fruit.
Will Davis the nurseryman remarked
this week that he would have 500 bush
els of apples on his young orchard.
Schuyler Sun: While out hunting
Monday Frank Kudrna saw some eels
in the slough where the water is low,
and shot eight of them. This is the
first time we ever heard of eels being
caught with a gun but there is no rea
son why one cannot shoot them as well
as fish and this is often done. There
have been several eels caught in the
slough here before and when one can
secure as many as eight of them at one
time they must be quite numerous.
Leigh World: A new cemetery has
been laid out in Creston
Two acres of .
ground have been purchased of J. T.
Morris otr bis farm jnat at tbe edge of
town which will be used for that pur
pose. The ground bought is the north
east corner of the farm. An association
has not yet been formally made but
soon will be and the cemetery properly
laid out and fenced. There is talk of
erecting a fine soldier's monument in
the center. A cemetery near at hand is
something that has long been needed at
North Bend Republican: There is
something like 2S0 acres of beets in the
vicinity of North Bend and perhaps 500
acres of beets and chicory in North
Bend and the neighboring country. It
will perhaps take 200 people to tend this
crop of which North Bend can furnish
100 and the neighboring country per
haps 30 more. So it may be that the
beet growers will need more help than
is here at present, but if such is the case
it would be well to enter into contracts
with the home people first and look
elsewhere when this means has been ex
hausted . Thos. Myers, a young man
who has been working with the ballast
gang on the U. P. road, had his foot
badly crushed by being run over by one
of the cars. The accident happened at
6:30 Wednesday evening, about a mile
this side of Ames. The train had just
started and Myers in getting on put his
foot on the oil box and it slipped off and
went under the wheel. He was brought
to this place where Dr. Doan dressed
the wound and the next tram took him
to Columbus where he will be cared for
at the company's headquarters. It is
probable that it will be necessary to
amputate four of his toes.
Kedared Kates to WahiaduB.
The Young People's Society of Chris
tian Endeavor will hold their Annual
Meeting in Washington, D. C, July 7
For this occasion the B. i O.R. R-Co.
will sell tickets, from all points on its
lines, West of the Ohio River to Wash
ington, at one single fare for the round
trip, July 4 to 7, inclusive; valid for re
turn passage until July 15, inclusive,
with the privilege of an additional extension-
until July 31 by depositing
tickets with Joint Agent at Washington.
Tickets will also be on sale at stations
of all connecting lines.
Delegates should not lose sight of the
fact that all B. k O. trains run via Wash
Prompt Train Srne.
During the -month of April the pas
senger train movement on all Divisions
of the B. & O. system was remarkable
for punctuality. The through express
trains arrived at their respective desti
nations on schedule time ninety-five per
cent of the time. This is a performance
rarely equalled by roads operating as
many trains as are run on the B. 4: O..
and speaks well for the efficiency of the
rank and file, as well as the officials of
the Operating Department. 1
Will find that the Union Pacific offers
superior advantages to those who attend
the annual meeting, to be held at Otta
wa. Kans., May 2C-29.
One fare for the round trip, plus two
dollars, from points in Nebraska and
Kansas, is the rate authorized for thef
Call on, or write to me for full partic
ulars. J. B.MXAGHXK,
Of the condition of the Colmnbvj Laud, Loan
and Building Association of Columbus, Se
braska,on theMth day of April, I.
First mortgage loan tol.'U-i CW
Loans aecorcd by stock of this asso
Expense and taxes paid LMB &3
Cash with treasurer 2M 9U
Capital stock, paid ap
Entry and transfer fees. .
. 75 75
I. Henry Hockennerxer. secretary of the
above named association, do solemnly swear
that the foregoing statement of the condition of
said association, is trae and correct to the best
of my knowledge ami belief.
Sabscribed and sworn to before me this 1st
day of May. laW.
E. H. CHAxazas,
V. H. Weatxb. )
L. G. Zissecxeb, -Directors.
Bebt. J. Gaixet. Srnlt
Return en vela ties at this oSce for
gusauss a tires.
Advertisements under this hd five cents a
line each insertion.
TITM-SCH1LTZ make boots and shoes in the
beat styles, aad uses only the very beat
stock that can be procured in the market. 52-lf
Gerrard -Wheel - Works.
RAMBLER, EAGLES aid
$y Repair work guar-) flumkMe HeA
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