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WEDNESDAY. JULY 1. 18i.
A. A X. TI ME TABLE.
Pass. I Freight.
- " David City
Arrive1 it Lincoln
7 20 "
9 Jbl a. m.
The paKjencrcr leaves Lincoln at 6 -J35 p. m., and
rrivea at Colninlms 925 p. m; the freight leaves
4.;ncoln at 7:55 a. m.. and arrives at Columbus at
'4-00 p. m.
UNION PACIFIC TIME-TABLE.
.Col.Locil. . r.03a.m
VlrMirEx. 5 30 a. m
fir. If. Local 9.C4 a. m
Nr. PI. Local 1:00 p.m
Fa Mail. . 2:1. p. in
Umi'cd 10.35 a. m
Nr. PI. Iiocal 12 1'. p. m
Fast Mail .... 6-llp.in
Gr. I. Local 8:55 p. m
No. ?, Fact Mail,
carrier iiawiiKers ftr
tliroiieli loihtx. ioin e-t at fi 1j p. .in., ar-
riteant Denver 7:Mt n. in. n. Z. raM jjinii rar-ri-n
paHsenceri" to Fremont. Valley ami Omaha
Koine J'.Tt at 2:1"' p. m.
. The freight train li int: here at 4 50 p. in. car-ri-
r-xtiiccrtt from here to Valley.
OOLCMIlUS AND NGIIFOLK.
Pm,-iKT arrive from Sioux Citj. ...12:30 p. ni
leaves for Sioux City f.Sop m
Mited leaves for Sioux City 8X)a.ni
Mixed arriien U.JJp. m
FOR ALBION AND OKDIR UAPID8.
Miied arrive ?p-m
PatenKer leave .I"y!:p-,n
arrives 12:40 p. m
tVAIl notices under this heading will he
charged at the rate of $2 a j ear.
-V LEBANON LODGE No. M. A. Y. &. A. M.
msfw Regular meetings 2d Wednesday in each
7vJ month. All bretliren invited to attend
fr j. n. Stibf-h, W. M.
W. It. Notesteis. Sec'y. 20july
IL'II TH.-V lIIUlli'nll. I.O.O.R.
- m-u.n 1'.k-luv arMiinoit tt each
fcirlr .r thoir IihII on Tliirteentli
rr-"" air.1. visitinir brethren cordiallv
invited. W. A. Way. N. G.
W. It. NoTEHTFJN. Sec'y.
COLUMBIAN CAMP No. 85. WOODMEN OF
IhoWoi Id. meets ever) second and fourth
Thiiredatsof the month, 7:30 p. m., at K.of P.
Hall, Eleventh street. Kegular attendance w
vrj desirable, and all visiting brethren are cor
dially invited to meet with us. jan23- &
REOItGANlZKD CHURCH OF LATTER-DAY
Saints hold regular services every Sunday
at 2 p. n., prajer mettint: on Wednesday evening
at their chattel, corner of North street and Pacific
Avenue. Ail are cordiall) invited.
Miulrti Eliler II. J. If uimon. President.
GERMAN REFORM FD CIIURCH.-Sundaj
School at "J JO u. ui. Church every Sunday
at 10 JO a ni. Christian Endeavor at 7 iW p. m.
Ladies' Aid Society every first Tliurwlav in the
month at the church. llnov-9l
"Superior sen-e ini I tli-plaj,
Uj shunning evil ever) vva.
And walking in the good."
Dr. Kallmann, dentist, Thirteenth
Ice cream for only 5 cents a dish at
Jones1 is the cheapest place in town
for ice cream. 4
(rood ice cream at Jones' bakery at
5 cents a dish. 4
Dr. T. R. Clurk, Olive street. In.
office at nights.
Bert Galley is a looker on at the
Another lot of baby buggies just ar
rived at Herrick's. 2t
Born, to Mrs. Marvin Elston, Fri
day Juno 26, a daughter.
Delegates Tanuahill and Wiggins
nent to Lincoln yesterday.
Hammocks and croquet sets, very
cheap, at von Bergen Bro's.
The White Front
Dry Goods Store. ,f
Drs. Martyn, Evans & Goer, office
three doors north of Friedhof's store, tf
Henry ltagatz says that Wisconsin
will give a big majority for McKinley.
Dr. L. C. Vosa and C. F. O. Miessler,
"Homeopathic physicians,Columbus, Xeb.
"Rev. O. D. Crawford of Greeley at
tended the league convention last week.
Just the thing; have you seen them?
They are cheap, way down, just arrived
at Herrick's. lit
Parties wishing to pasture slock
call on Baker & Wells. Good grass,
plenty of water. 3t
Judge Kilian went to Lincoln Mon
day to attend the convention of county
judges two days.
District 4I at the meeting Monday
evening voted a 22-mill tax and re
elected J. C. Byrnes treasurer.
Jndge Slabaugh and son of Omaha
were in the city Saturday. The Judge
is enjoying a vacation from his judicial
It seems that Remenyi's right hand
has not lost its cunning. He can make
the violin do everything but talk, says
the Norfolk News.
John Galley had a wagon train of
hogs yesterday morning on the market;
there were thirty hogs and he has thirty-five
more to bring in.
George Lusche began cutting his
rye last Thursday, June 25, and many
uerea of rye will come down this week
an early cut for Nebraska.
A bicycle hose cart is the latest ap
plication to the principle. It is said to
be a great success in small cities where
the grades are not too steep.
Next Sunday morning the silver
train from the west is to pass through
the city, bound for Chicago; it will reach
here about 5, so it is thought now.
A relay bicycle race will be run
from San Francisco to New York, going
through here August 10. Harry Daw
son will ride from Duncan to Columbus.
The Monroe band came down Satur
day by wagon, and helped to enliven
things by their music, "convention day."
A small collection was taken to help pay
Editor Parks, George Lehman and
D. C. Kavanaugh will attend the dem
ocratic convention in Chicago next
week. Mr. Lehman will go on the silver
Great reduction in prices on fine
tammer goods. I24c empire dimities
at 8c; 15c organdi rayes at lOo; 15c
crepone de lisse at 10c; 15c satin surahs
at 10c. The Fair. 1
Chris. Meedel tells us that he has
had a letter recently from Henry Rudat,
and he is expected home today, having
sailed from Hamburg June 18. He is
accompanied home by the old folks.
Messrs. Early, Becher, Kilian and
Hoareof the delegation to the republi
can stale convention went to Lincoln
yesterday morning on the B. & M., Mor
row, Meedel, Pollock and Olson going in
the afternoon on the U. P.
REMEMBER! ! E. T. Bowers, vet
erinary surgeon, will be in Columbus
the first week, of each month, to answer
Wilhelm Roth,carpenterand builder,
corner of I and Eighth btreets, is ready
at all times to talk business or do work,
as necessity calls. 3m
Will Benum, who has been night
operator at the U. P. depot for several
months, has been transfered to Grand
Island. Mr. Deemer, a former operator
here, has been sent back.
Mrs. Stires is organizing a class in
Elocution and Voice Culture. Junior
and intermediate classes for term of 20
lessons of half hour each, $3.00. Special
rates for advanced pupils. 1
The Cecilian club have a picnic
today at Stevens' grove, and a few in
vited guests will enjoy the afternoon
and evening with them. This will be
the last meeting of the season.
Rev. Frank Cook and wife (nee Miss
Annie Lavvson) visited Mrs. Cook's sis
ter, Mrs. Frank Taylor, several days the
past week. They were on their wedding
tour, having been married June 17, at
Saturday there was a fall of hail
with the rain, to the northeast of the
city, doing no special damage however.
One hailstone about as large as a hick
ory nut was all we heard of falling in
the city slipped out of the box some
how. A. Waite of Nebraska City was in
the city Thursday, looking over the po
litical field in the interest of M. L.
Hayward's candidacy for governor on
the republican ticket. In case of a dead
lock, Mr. Hayward may be a formidable
Dr. Evans returned last week from a
trip into the western country, having
been ut chief points in Washington, Or
egon, California, etc. At Carbon, Wyo.,
he met O. H. Archer, formerly of this
city, who sent his special regards to old
Carrie Parks arrived home from her
visit to Greeley and Valley counties on
Monday, after passing through a flood
at Greeley and a cyclone at Ord. Mrs.
Parks went up for the young lady on
Saturday and piloted her home safely.
Prof. W. J.Williams returned Thurs
day from a ten days' sojourn in Denver.
He save that there hna been wonderful
depreciation in the value of real estate,
and that many properties mortgaged in
tiush times, would not now bring the
amount of the liens.
John H. Anderson, a veteran, of
Polk county, has been allowed back pen
sion amounting to $1,300. He went out
in the beginning of the war, was a
prisoner ten months and one time con
demned to be shot. His claim had been
pending since the early '70's.
The Schuyler Herald says that by a
change in the course of the Platte river
at that place many acres of land have
been added to the farms along the north
bank, and there is talk of taking out
several spans of tho bridge, and placing
them where they will be of use.
Thanks to John Eisenmann for a
mess of fine potatoes. The planting was
done in April and just enough soil used
to cover them, then they were mulched
with straw and they grew without cul
tivation. This is a new way to most
people, but seems to be all right.
A cast-iron bicycle has made its ap
pearance on the Fuller ton market. It
has caused much comment, merriment
and mirth. Tho wheel ought to be
worth a dollar and a half, but most of
our bicycle fans declare they would not
give a one dollar bill for it. Post.
Nate Salsbury, manager of Buffalo
Bill's "Wild West" show ssiid to an
Omaha Bee reporter the other day that
they were then showing at Quincy, III.,
and would make Omaha some time in
August. Mr. Salsbury was on his way
to Sheridian, Wyo., where he is inter
ested in some large enterprises.
The members, all, of the Farmers'
club are reminded that on the Fourth
of July they are expected to bring their
baskets of lunch to George Galley, jr's.,
place. A short literary program has
been prepared for the occasion, and
every indication now is that the club
will have a very enjoyable time.
One of onr local reporters says that
in a limited neighborhood, the farms
of Bucher, Heintz, Sheedy, Schreiber
and Drinnin northeast of the city, Sat
urday afternoon about 4:30, there was
quite a dash of hail for a little while,
after a strong wind, not, however, doing
much damage, except to Mr. Drinnin's
A male quartette of Fullerton at
tended the league convention last week
and rendered several selections during
the session. Thursday evening, after
the services, the quartette, accompanied
by about thirty leaguers and friends,
serenaded several families and the music
was highly appreciated by all who were
fortunate enough to hear it.
A man named Frank Tobin, an ex
penitentiary convict, was supposed to be
the one who made the assault upon Mrs.
Hinkle of Butler county, but it seems,
from what the David City News says,
that he has not been in the neighbor
hood, and several incidents point to
another party. Mrs. Hinkle is still alive
and the doctor says there is an even
chance for her to recover.
A late number of the Omaha Bee
says that Phil Doddridge, until recently
traveling freight agent for the Missouri
Pacific out of Omaha, will soon be back
here at his old post. For the last couple
of months he has been stationed at St
Louis, in the commercial office of the
road. Despite the sensationally spec
tacular attractions of St. Louis, he says
he would rather live in Omaha.
The funeral of Miss Jennie Fitz
patrick was held from the Catholic
church Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.
A very large concourse of friends gath
ered at the house and from there fol
lowed the remains to the church. The
Sodality society, the Cecilian club and
then the G. A. R. marched in a body to
the church where solemn requiem high
mass was chanted. The altars and choir
gallery were draped in black. The pall
bearers were Misses Abbie Keating,
Gertrude Wells, Lillie Belford, Anna
Gietzen, Nannie McMahon and Mae
Cushing. The flowers given by friends
were beautiful, one very large design,
"Gates Ajar" by the Sodality society
and another cross by the St. Catharine
reading circle were given. The Cecil
ian clnb had ordered a design that was
Tke Alaatai Buqaet.
The twelfth annual banquet of -the
High School Alumni association was
held at the Meridian hotel Tuesday
evening. Considering that there are
over ninety graduates, there were very
few present, but those who attended
spent a delightful evening. The ban
quet was one of the most elaborate ever
spread in the city. Before sitting down
to the tables, the business meeting was
j held, the following officers being elect
ed: Carl Johnson, '96, president; A. M.
Gray, '86, vice president; Miss Grace M.
Clarit, 91, secretary; E. S. Pearsall, '88,
The Mandolin club entertained the
crowd with several beautiful selections
during the evening.
C. W. Pearsall presided as toastmaster
during the banquet and in his own in
imitable style made those about him
feel that they had not yet grown old but
were boys and girls a little taller grown.
Miss Ethel Galley as retiring presi
dent gave the first speech. John Clark,
96, responded to the address of wel
come. Miss Maud Parker gave a toast
on "Onr High School." Elmer Smith
made an interesting speech "Class of
'86," and Miss Grace Gerrard concluded
tho toasts in speaking from the subject
"Co-education." Prof. Backus was ex
pected to give a talk but was unable to
be present. All the high school teach
ers were absent from the city and so
could not respond to the invitation.
A Card of Thank.
To the Cecilian Club, Young Ladies'
Sodality, Saint Catherine's Beading Cir
cle, G. A. R, S. of V., and our other
many kind friends, we extend our heart
felt thanks for their many kind acts and
words during the death of our dear
daughter and sister Jennie.
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Fitzpatrick
Some one entered Stillman'a drug
store Sunday night. The windows in
the rear of the building were broken
into and the change taken out of the
money drawer. Chas. Stillman sleeps
in the store but did not waken. It is
thought the burglars are boys, as there
were some suspicious looking boys seen
around the neighborhood late in the
Adjutant Brock of Baker Post G. A.
R., is in receipt of directed envelopes,
for inclosing contributions of uncancel
led postage stamps, and circulars solic
iting holp for the sick and wounded in
the patriot army of Cuba. It is hoped
that in this way quite a fund may be
raised in the United States for the is
landers who have "suffered centuries of
the most merciless oppression."
At the annual commencement ex
ercises at the academy of the Sacred
Heart, Omaha, Tuesday of last week, one
of Columbus' young ladies, Miss Lydia
McMahon took part as mandolin per
former in the first musical number of
tho program, "Calm du Soir," "a gem of
exquisite harmony, most feelingly in
terpreted," and also in a drama, "A Page
from Roman History," in which 6he,
with others, distinguished herself.
The Examiner-Journal relay race
continues to be a popular subject for
local wheelmen. Fremont riders have
the relays between Columbus and Fre
mont and the riders eligible have picked
their ride and will soon take a trip over
the ground. The allottment will be
about as follows: Columbus to Schuy
ler, Dick Welty; Schuyler to Rogers,
Chas. Kirkpatrick; Rogers to North
Bend, Mark Mortison; North Bend to
Ames, John Stewart; Ames to Fremont,
"Zimmy" Knechtel. Herb Beede's tan
dem will be used to set the pace be
tween Columbus and Schuyler. Fre
Tho Omaha World-Herald of Friday
contained the following: "The funeral
of Charles II. Conner was held yester
day from the residence, 1616 Webster
street, with interment in Prospect Hill.
Mr. Conner, who was 49 years of age,
was one of the oldest engineers in the
employ of the Union Pacific, having
been with the road continuously for
twenty years. He was well-known, not
only in Omaha, but along the line of the
Union Pacific. The funeral was attend
ed by many old friends and by repre
sentatives of the Union Pacific Pioneers'
association, of which he was a member,
and also by Knights Templar and other
The county institute started Mon
day with a large attendance and more
coming in constantly. Profs. Leavy
and O'Connor are the instructors, Snpt.
Rothligbtner superintending the work.
Only second and third grade work is
being taught, not enough applying for
first grade work to warrant the starting
of a class. Prof. O'Connor of West
Point teaches civil government, history,
grammar, didactics and arithmetic.
Prof. Leavy teaches geography, phys
iology, grammar, writing and reading.
Tho sessions will be from 8 to 12 o'clock,
no afternoon session. We have not
space this week to give the list of
teachers enrolled but will do so next
week. Up to Tuesday morning 87
teachers had registered and many more
are yet to come in. The lectures have
not yet been fully arranged.
The lightning rod agent is abroad
again, and from what the Leigh World
says, in the following, he is doing alleged
business of a very slippery- nature. Ev
ery man in the discharge of his duties
to himself and family is entitled to the
inalienable use of "reason, self-command
and conscience," and whenever or wher
ever you find the "party of the other
part" endeavoring to deprive you of
either of these rights, substituting his
will for your own in your affairs, like the
niesmeriser or hypnoptist, assert your
rights promptly, fully and effectively,
Send him whirling. But here is what
we started to quote:
"The World wishes to warn the far
mers against a couple of lightning rod
agents who are at work through the
country. Give them the cold shoulder.
Their game is a dishonest one and they
are trying to beat the farmers out of
their hard earned money. They per
suade a man into signing a contract that
calls for 100 feet of lightning rod at 75
cents per foot. Below the contract is
written in dim pencil lines that the
signer is to pay for only five feet 75
cents per foot or $3.50 for the five feet,
the remaining ninety-five feet to be a
present to him. This is done for the
purpose of "advertising." The game is
to get contracts signed, erase the pencil
writing, and then, when the goods are
delivered by another party, present the
contract, which will call for payment of
100 feet of lightning rod at 75 cents a
foot, or $75 in place of $3.50. Again,
don't sign their contract."
RepaMicaa Ceaaty Ceaveatiea.
An adjourned session of the conven
tion was held at the court house Satur
day, June 27, beginning at 2 o'clock,
Chairman Kilian calling the delegates
to order promptly on time.
The convention proceeded to business
without delay, selecting delegates by
ballot, resulting as follows:
To the congressional convention to be
held in this city: Carl Kramer, W. E.
Kent, A. Weisshand. Charles Kelley,
John Tannahill, W. A. McAllister, C. A.
Woosley,' EdHoare, H. G. Cross, C. H.
Sheldon, Frank Kenyon and Wm. Dress,
the votes ranging from 85 down to 58.
To the state convention, held today in
Lincoln: Ed. Early, Nels Olson, Thos.
H. Williams, G. G. Becher, E. C. Mor
row, J. D. Stires, J. G. Pollock, Fred
Meedel, J. N. Kilian, E. A. Stockslager,
John Wiggins, the votes ranging from
76 to 42.
On motion, S. C. Gray was directed,
by a unanimous vote, to name tho dele
gation to the senatorial convention the
call for which has not yet been made.
The following were announced as his
choice: C. H. Sheldon, Gerhard Leu
schen, J. H. Wjirdeniun, J. T. Morris,
Carl Kramer, H. T. Spoerry, J. G. Pol
lock, L. J. Niemoller, George Barnum.
David Thomas, in like manner was
unanimously directed to name the dele
gates to the Float representative con
vention, and the following were an
nounced as his choice: Wm. Cornelius,
Robert Lewis, G. G. Becher, R G.
Strother, E. A. Stockslager, W. A. Mc
Allister, D. C. Owens, James Brown, W.
E. Kent, Chris. Meedel, C. A. Woosley.
On being called upon for a speech, Mr.
Thomas said that he was not a speaker,
but thanked the convention for (he
honor they bad done him.
Mr. Gray, in answer to calls, said that
on his return the day before from Illi
nois, he was very much surprised to
hear hiB name mentioned in connection
with the office of senator, and expressed
himself grateful to his fellow citizens,
for the confidence which their vote indi
cated. He felt greater interest in the
result, in state and nation, of this cam
paign, than he had felt since the close
of the war, when a democratic victory
meant almost the destruction of Ameri
can institutions. He felt that the only
safety now is in the well-known and
tried policy of the republican party
gold, greenbacks, and all the silver that
can be floated on a parity with gold,
the true bi-metallic basis. The party
that made the mistake of repealing the
Sherman act, cannot be trusted; the
country does not wieh to be brought to
an absolute silver basis, debasing all
national currency and greenbacks. This
would be like a man ruining his credit
for a life time for the sake of paying a
few debts in a debased money. So far
as public office is concerned he always
thought it his duty to act in behalf of
the people the same as he would in his
own private business. While a school
boy, he had the pleasure of hearing
Lincoln and Douglas in one of the series
of famous debates, which helped to
make one n United States senator and
the other president, and from that time
on there was no national or state ticket
of the republican party that did not re
ceive his vote.
On motion, the rule was suspended
and C. J. Garlow was unanimously cho
sen as the candidate for county attorney.
On motion, the rule was suspended
and George Smith of Lost Creek, unan
imously nominated as the republican
candidate for representative for Platte
The following central committee was
W. A. McAllister, chairman.
Columbus, First ward, H. G. Cross.
" Second " E.H.Jenkins. .
" Third " G.G. Becher.
" iwp John Tannahill.
Burrows twp E. R. Williams.
Bismark twp A. Weisshand.
Butler twp D. C. Owen.
Granville twp R P. Drake.
Humphrey twp E. A. Stockslager.
Monroe twp Fred. Watts.
Lost Creek twp Ed. Hoare.
Woodville twp Joseph Apgar.
Loup twp Fred Meedel.
Joliet twp Robert Lewis.
Shell Creek twp Samuel Fres.
Sherman twp Ed. Leuschen.
Creston twp J. T. Morris.
Walker twp John Bloiuquiat.
Epwortb League Convention.
The fifth annual convention of the
Grand Island district Epworth League
met in this city Wedneeday, Thursday
and Friday with an attendance of more
than seventy delegates and visitors. The
meetings were all a success and well at
tended by Columbus people.
Miss Mary Gregg of Chicago, assist
ant principal of the Chicago training
school, was present, and on Thursday
morning gave a talk on "Deaconess
Work" and in the afternoon on "Bible
Study." Miss Gregg is a lady gifted
with many graces and her presence was
an inspiration and an honor to the con
vention. Wednesday evening Dr. Paine of Lin
coln gave a lecture, and Thursday even
Rev. Dr. Sisson of Fremont a talk. Both
gentlemen ace well known over the state
as bright talkers.
The meetings throughout were inter
spersed with music, the congregational
singing being particularly good; all
knew the familiar songs and everybody
seemed to know hoic to Bing.
The next district convention will be
held in St. Paul.
The following officers were elected for
tbe coming year: J. W. Balson, Cedar
Rapids, president; Prof. W. E. Fee, Ful
lerton, Miss Bertha Zinnecker, Colum
bus, B. H. Payne, Lincoln, Mrs. Mattie
Phillips, North Bend, 1st, 2d, 3d and 4th
vice presidents, respectively; Miss Mary
Patterson, Centcal City, corresponding
secretary; Miss Blanche Martin, North
Bend, recording secretary; David Lea,
Silver Creek, treasurer; Mrs. Minnie
Stephens, sup't jr. league instruction;
A. L. Mickel and F. W. Bross, directors.
Hutchison June 28, after an illness
of many months, Joseph Hutchison,
aged 34 years.
The remains were shipped to Mem
phis, Nebr., Monday morning.
Card of Thank.
We desire to tender sincere thanks to
friends and neighbors for their tender
thoughtf ulness to us in the loss of our
Mb. AinMss.B. V. Sxsmbssoh.
Mrs. Adams was down from Monroe
Charles Jackson is going to Chicago
Mrs. Harrington of Duncan was in the
Mrs. Wheeler and daughter Muzetta,
visited a few days in Wattsville.
Miss Sybil Butler goes to Kansas City
Saturday on a visit with relatives.
W. B. Backus went back to Genoa
Monday after a day's sojourn in the city.
Albert von Bergen of Humphrey vis
ited Sunday in the city the guest of his
Mrs. W. P. Shepard and children of
Council Bluffs, Iowa, are visiting rel
atives and friends here.
Rev. and Mia. Brown, accompanied by
Mrs. Brown's mother, started Monday
for Brooklyn, N. Y., their old home.
Mrs. Gould and daughter, Miss Edith
Cowgill, of Rochester, Ind., are visiting
relatives, the family of Prof. Williams.
.John W. Elliott of Carlisle, Penn., ar
rived in the city Wednesday night, and
is visiting his uncle, Col. John Elliott.
The school board met in adjourned
session Wednesday afternoon at 4 at the
office of L Gluck. All present, Presi
dent Galley in the chair.
The bill of Mr. Flynn for cleaning
vaults, amounting to $19.60 for the First
ward, $5 for the Second and $36.64 for
the Third ward school, in all $61.24, was,
after some discussion, referred to com
mittee on claims.
Hockenberger, Becher and Galley of
the finance committee, reported an esti
mate of receipts and disbursements for
Ihe coming year as a basis of levy of
twelve mills which they recommended.
From licenses $ 6,500
" state apportionment 1,400
" levy 5,000
Teachers' salaries. 9,000
General fund 3,000
Sundry accounts including li
brary .-. 100
The recommendation of the report
was adopted and the clerk directed to
certify tbe amount of the levy to the
It was stated that during the consid
eration of the report that the receipts
from licenses would probably be $1,500
lees than last year.
The finance committee also reported
settlement made with ex-Treasurer Ber
ney and that they found cash on hand
in the various funds as follows:
General fund $ 134 85
Text book fund 93 56
Library fund 56 63
Total $312 23
Tbe report was accompanied by the
recommendation of a complete system
of auditing of all receipts of money by
the secretary. The report was approved
and the recommendation adopted.
On motion the salaries of Miss Martin
and George Whaley were increased from
that of last year five dollars a month;
for the grade teachers and others, in
cluding the musio teacher, the salaries
were not changed from those of last year,
and the secretary was directed to notify
all teachers elected of that faot and the
amount of salary, and request of them
an acceptance within ten days.
Member Lehman said he would notify
the board at once that Mr. Whaley
would not accept the salary tendered.
Schuyler Quill: We are told that
while playing base ball last Sunday,
John Blake, the Richland merchant, had
a shoulder broken by being run into by
a base runner when he was after a fly
ball. He was knocked down and hurt so
badly as to require his being taken to
Columbus at once where a doctor
dressed the fracture.
Fullerton Journal: While Mrs. Reif
was sewing about a month ago she ran
either her needle or the tongue of a
buckle into the joint of her right thumb.
It did not appear at first that any serious
result would follow but later her wrist
and arm became swollen and she now
has symptoms of blood poisoning and is
in a critical condition.
Schuyler Quill: John C. VanHousen
was "all swelled up" this week over
something he had been doing. On Tues
day a hive of bees swarmed and stopped
in the top of a cedar tree. John pro
ceeded to saw the top off the tree and
as a result the top fell and knocked his
mask off so that tbe bees got at him and
stung him badly in the face and on the
hands and arms. Over a hundred sting
ers were "extracted without pain" later
and he was poulticed and laid up for
Real Eiitate Tranfer.
Becher, Jseggi & Co., real estate agents,
report the following real estate transfers
filed in the office of the county clerk for
the week ending June 27, 1896.
Rev. Picificns Kohmen (priest) to Chas.
Boettcher, lots 7 and e, bl 115, Co
lumbus, wd $ 250 00
D. C. KavanaoKh, sheriff, to C. Edward
Early, w 19 feet of e H lot 7. bl 85, Co-
lambna, eheriflTa deed 600 00
F. W. Wagner to O. W. Phillips, lot 3,
bl 150, Columbus, deed 1 00
Three transfers, total $ 851 00
Nebraska Silver Train.
The route of the "Nebraska Silver
Train" to the democratic national con
vention at Chicago, July 7th, is via the
Union Pacific and Northwestern rail
ways. Many prominent democrats and other
believers in bi-metalism have signified
their intention of going on this train.
A large delegation is already assured.
One fare for the round trip is tbe rate
authorized, and parties desiring to go on
this special train should reach Omaha
via the Union Pacific not later than 8:40
a. m., July 5th. For full particulars,
call on or address, J. R Meagher. 1
The dates of the Beatrice Chautauqua
are June 16 to 28. Crete Chautauqua,
July 3 to 15, and the rate is One Fare
for the Round Trip from all points in
If you want a ticket over a fast hue,
and one that offers superior transporta
tion facilities, call on your nearest Union
Pacific agent, and he will sell you one.
Columbus, Xeb., Jusel, 10-J0a. m.
The board of supervisors convened as per ad-
journmeBi, Hon. John Wiggins hi chair, E. Pohl,
J. M. Gondriag now appeared as per request of
the board and gave his verbal opinion relative to
the Irrigation petition of Munlock and others.
The following resolution was presented by the
It appearing to this board from the county
treasurer's books that Joseph Bucher and Maria
Backer owe this county personal taxes to the
amount of 136000, and that the same are delin
quent and whollv unpaid, It is hereby ordered
by the board that County Treasurer Elliott take
immediate steps to collect said delinquent taxes.
And It further appearing to this board that the
county attorney of this county is interested In
this matter adversely to the county, said county
treasurer is hereby authorized to employ other
And thereupon the board of supervisors ad
journed until S o'clock p. m.
June 12, Sp. m. Board of supervisors recon
vened with Hon. John Wiggins in the chair, E.
Pohl, clerk. Boll call, all boaM present.
The petition of Munlock and others for irriga
tion district now taken up, Murdock appearing
for the petitioners and C. A. Woosley for the re
monstratora. After discussion by both parties It
was moved by Supervisor Rolf that action on the
petition and remonstrance be postponed until
Tuesday, June 23, at 10 o'clock a. m. Motion
M. Gottberg and John Grossulchlaus now ap
pealed before the board with a remonstrance
against the proposed location of the irrigation
canal by the Central Nebraska Irrigation com
pany, which would divert the water of the Loup
river Into Shell creek. Whereupon the following
resolution was Introduced by Supervisor Lisco,
Resolved, That the clerk be instructed to for
ward the peUtloas to the Mate board of irrigation,
with the request that they give them their earnest
consideration before they grant a charter to the
On motion the above resolution was adopted.
The communication of the county clerk of Col
fax county, relative to irrigation, was read and on
motion of Supervisor Rolf was placed on file, and
clerk instructed to notify tbe clerk of Colfax
county of the action of this board.
The communication from tbe township board
of Loup township praying for an appropriation to
construct a wagon bridge across the Loup river
Opposite Monroe was read, and on motion of Su
pervisor LIsco same was laid over until the
Monroe peUtlon was filed.
The road petition of E. A. Gerrard and others
lor a road running south from the town of Mon
roe was read, and on motion of Supervisor Lisco
the same was laid over until the Monroe bridge
petition was filed.
II. B. Fennlmore appeared before the board and
remonstrated against tbe location of the Dawson
road. Moved by Supervisor Bender that the
matter he referred to the committee on roads and
bridges, and that said committee confer with the
county attorney relative thereto.
Communication from St. Mary's hospital. Mat
ing that Platte county warrant Xo. 37, drawn In
favor of the said St. Mary's hospital, June 15,
1895, for the sum of 43, had been lost and had
not been paid by the county treasurer, and
prayiug for a duplicate thereof, was read and on
motion was referred to a committee consisting of
Bender, Moflett and Becher to investigate and re
Moved by Moflett that the clerk be instructed
to enter on the tax list the levy f lbs ditlerent
townships for road and bridge fmi'l; ca-ricd.
Motion by Rolf that the bids for publication of
the bar docket be referred to the committee on
The following resolution uas presented by
Supervisor Moflet. to wit:
Be it resolved by the board ot supervisors of
Platte county, Nebraska: That the purchasing
agent be and is hereby directed to haie the walls
and ceiling of the court room cleaned and kal
somined or painted, and the floor provided with
suitable and necessary watting, and tbe wood
work therein repainted.
On motion resolution was adopted.
The following resolution was presented by Su
pervisor Moflet, to-w;t:
Whereas, There is due Israel .".luck from the
township of Lost Creek, in Platte cotiuty, Ne
braska, certain sums of money, for road work
done by L. II. Jewell, as evidenced Mr ord en
given by said township to said Jewell and duly as
signed to said Israel Gluck: and
Whereas, There is a balance due said Israel
Gluck upon said orders the sum of ft-'lJ, same
being the principal In full and the interest to
June 1C, 1S9&
Therefore be it resolved by tbe boatd of super
visors of Platte county, Nebraska, that warrants
be drawn upon the county road and bridge levies
for the year 1896 in favor of Israel Gluck for said
sum of SJ21.27, the same being in full payment of
all claims and demands from said township upon
the orders aforesaid; said warrants when drawn
to be charged to Lost Creek township aiortiou
ment of the road and bridge fund.
On motion tbe resolution was adopted unan
imously. Tbe following communication from the county
treasurer was read, viz:
To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of Platte
County, Nebraska. Gentlemen: I be; to call
your attention to the fact that on Sept. 7. 1S9A, G.
0. Barnes paid tbe tax levied for tbe year 1S!M,
upon the w nw and nw of swi section 9,
township 17. range 3 west, as shown by tax re
ceipt No. 9S0, and apparently did not receive
credit therefor on the tax list. That on Nor. 4,
1895, said land was sold for tax of 1891 to F. M.
Hubbell, as shown by tax receipts Not. 2iJI, u'It-3
and 8900 upon tax sale certificates Nos. lGtr, lod:
and 1(188, which shows on Its face that the county
has received the tax of 1894 twice on said land.
That on May 12, 1890, tbe certificate bolder, K. M.
Hubbell, made demand, paid and received re
ceipts for the tax levied for the year NWi. That
on June 10, 1S96, tbe owner, C. O. Barnes, makes
demand and tenders money to pay the 1Mj tax.
I would suggest that the board take such adiun as
they Hud upon Investigation necessary.
Respectfully, II. S. Elliott, '
On motion the above communication was re
ferred to the committee on claims.
The communication of the clerk of Shell Creek
township relating to a copy of the Statutes w as on
motion referred back to the township board.
Communication of M. M. Rothleitner, county
superintendent, asking for an appropriation by
the board of a sufficient amount to cover the defi
ciency of the expense of the normal institute,
which the institute fund will not defray, was read
Moved by Sup'r Olson that there be and is
hereby appropriated tho earn of seventy-five
dollars ($75.00) or so much thereof as may he
necessary to defray the deficiency which the
regular institute fund will not cover. Motion
The petition of H. A. Taj lor and others for a
bridge across Prairie creek on the line between
Platte and Merrick counties, was on motion re
ferred to the committee on roads and bridges.
Board adjourned until 10 o'clock n. m. June
June 13, 1896, 10 o'clock a. m. Board of super
visors convened aa per adjournment, Hon. John
Wiggins chairman, . Pohl clerk. Koll called,
full board present.
The following resolution was presented, to wit:
Whereas, There has been presented to this
board, and referred to the Nebraska State Board
of Irrigation, for action, petitions numerously
signed by tbe tax payers and land owners resid
ing along and in the Shell Creek valley, in this
county, protesting against the construction by
the Nebraska Central Irrigation Company, of a
canal or ditch along said valley, and particularly
protesting against said company diverting tho
waters of the Loup river, and by means of a
canal or ditch, emptying tho 6ame into Shell
Whereas, For the purpose of giving expre-Sairm
to tbe viewa entertained by this board upon the
merits of the objections contained in said peti
tion, be it
Resolved, By the board of supervisors of Platte
connty, Nebraska, that it is the 6enso of this
board, that the construction of a canal or ditch
along said Shell Creek valley for irrigation pur
poses is unnecessary; that the diverting of the
waters of the Loup river or any other stream
into Shell creek will result in times of high
water to great damage to property along said
creek; that the prayer of said petitioners is n
reasonable and just one and should receive fa
vorable consideration at the hands of said State
Board of Irrigation.
D. A. Becher.
Moved by Sup'r Becher that said resolution be
adopted. Roll called for vote, lecher. Bender,
Lisco, Moffett, Olson and Wiggins voting "aye."
Rolf voting "no." Motion carried.
The matter of ex-Treasurer J. W. Lynch hav ing
been heretofore laid over to this day, was now
taken np for consideration, whereupon Meanrs.
Glnck, Roen, McAllister and Sibbernsen as a
committee of the bondsmen appeared before the
board with statement and receipt of the county
treasurer, showing that tbe bondsmen of x
Treasnrer Lynch had this day paid to the said
connty the sum of $6,125 00 to apply on the defi
ciency of ex-Treasurer Lynch; the committee
made the statement that the bondsmen of said
Lynch would use all due diligence and make
effort to realize on the securities turned over to
them and pay the balance of said deficiency as
soon as possible.
Moved by Sup'r Olson that the bondsmen of
ex-Treaeurer Lynch be given time until October
1, 1S90, to pay the balance of said deficiency.
Moved by Sup'r Olson that the consideration
of the matter of ex -Treasurer J. W. Lynch be
laid over to September 1, 1:98. Motion carried.
The bids of different parties for the printing
of the bar docket were now taken up for consid
eration by the board. Moved by Sup'r Moffett
that the contract for the same be awarded to the
Columbus Telegram for the two ensuing terms
at the rate of nineteen cente (10c) per page with
five (5) cases oa each page and no blank kevea
HMY RAGATZ & CO.,
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We invite you to come and see us. We regard the interests of our
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Good - Goods - at - Fair - Prices.
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On the recommendation of the committee on
claims tha fillowinr hills were allowed and the
clerk ordered to draw warrants for name re
spectively on the connty consolidated general
fund, to wit:
John Moffett, 3 days service as bupervisor f 9 00
Same. 3 days service board equalization ! 00
Same, mileage "
Nils OIhou, 3 dujs eervice as buperf isor. 00
Hama, 3 days Mrvic board equalization,. V Oft
Same, mileage 30
lota! ..... ...... ..... ...... ....
A. Ci. Kolf, 3 daja serice as supervisor. 00
Same, 3 days service board equalization. 9 00
Same, mileage 3 SO
........... ....$ 1 w
John Wiwsins, 4 days service ai supervisor U 00
Same, i days service board equalization.. tw
IL V. Lirco, 3 days service as supervisor
Same. 3 days service board equalization.
Total .' SW30
Peter IJender, i days ser ico as bu pervisor 9 00
Same, 3 (lays ser ice board equalization 9 00
Same, mileage '20
D. A. Becher, 1 days service com. work 3 CO
Same, mileage 10
Same, 3 days service as supervisor 9 00
Same, 3 days service board equalization . 9 00
Same, mileage 1 20
Total $23 40
On motion of Sup'r Rolf the lioard adjourned
until June 2.', 1SW, 2 o'clock p. in.
Teacher-.' Excursion to Buffalo.
On account of the annual convention
of tho National Educational Association,
the B. & O. R. R. will sell excursion
tickets from Chicago to Buffalo at rate
of $14.00 for the round trip. Tickets
will bo sold July 5th and Ctb, and will
be valid for return journey until Sep
tember 1st, if deposited with the joint
agent of the railroad lines at Buffalo on
or before July 10th. The B. & O. route
is via rail to Cleveland, and thence via
the palatial steamers of the Cleveland fe
Buffalo Transit Co. Ask your agent for
tickets via the B.40.RR. 1
Expert Train Running.
For the month of May the record of
train movement on the B. & O. R. R.
eclipsed tho record breaking record for
April, when the passenger trains arrived
at their destinations as per schedule
ninety-five times out of a possible hun
dred." Tho B. & O. Fast Freight Trains
between New York, Philadelphia and
Baltimore on tho east, and Cincinnati,
St. Louis and Chicago on the west, are
being moved with an equal degree of
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In the county court, in and for said county. In
the matter of the estate of John Haney, de
ceased, late of said county.
At a seeeion of the county court for said
county, holden at the county judge's office in
Columbuq. in said county on the 18th day of
June, A. D. 1SW. present. J. Jf. Kilian, county
judge. On reading and .tiling the duly verified
petition of James Haney, praying that letters
of administration be issued to Charles J. Carrig
on the estate of said decedent.
Thereupon, it is ordered that the 11th day of
July, A. I). lMfti, at 2 o'clock, p. ni.. lie assigned
for the hearing of said petition at the connty
judge's office in said county.
And it is further ordered, that due legal notice
be Riven of tho pendency and hearing of said
petition by publication in Tiik Colcxbcs Jour
nal for three consecutive weeks.
(A true copy of the order.)
J. N. Kilian.
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