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WEDXESDAY. MAY 5. 1887.
B. X 31. TIME TABLE.
Salt Lake City,
Saa Fraariaeo aa4 mil
bo! at west.
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' TEUXS CZPABT.
No. 22 Paswaper 7:10 a. in
No. "Freight and Accommodation 4:15 p. m
Daily except Saaday.
Daily except Saturday.
No. a PeBener 925 p. m
No. SI "Freight and Accommodation I M p. m
Daily except Sunday.
CKION PACIFIC TIME-TABLE.
Col . Local 6 00 a. m Limited . 1055 a. m
Atlantic Ex. 7-00 a. m I Fast Slail 6:15 p.m
Or. la. Local 12:Wp. m I Gr. Is. Local e:U p. m
Fast Mail. 2:15 p. m
o. 2, Fat Mail, carries r&enRent for
rhroutfhj.oir.tc. Going west at 6.15 p. m., ar
rive, at Denver 7-10 a. m. No. 2. Fast Mail car-ri-
pjMrnuer to Schosler. Fremont. Valley
and Omaha ccinz cant at 2:15 p. m.
, The freight train leaving hf re at 35 p. m. car-ri-s
p&-anger! from here to Valley.
COLPMBCS AND NORFOLK.
4eaeaireraxrivea from Sioax City. . 12J0p. m
lTrt for Sioux Citr. 15 p. m
Mixed leases for Sioux City. S0a.m
Mixed arrives U4ttp.m
run AZ.BIOK AND CEDIU RAPIDS.
Murd leaves ... .
Pnser leiv.e .
1:30 p. m
.12:20 p. m
t3""".ll notic under this heading -will be
chwrfed at the rate of 2 a jear.
AV LEBANON LODGE No. ... A. F. A A. M.
-Ja- KemiUr meetices 2d Wednesday in ch
m.JT month. All brethren inviu-d to attend
sTr w. S. Fox. W. M.
J. Kasmcssen. Sec'y. 20jnly
.! i rtv mnn k Vo. 4 1. 1, o. O. F..
ic- mAt- TYitiluv rAninirM of each
Mwaek st their lia.ll on Thirtnth
ttreet- Vimtinc hretliren coraiait
IttVlf.1. - A. AY. it. IT.
W. li. Soi&Tns. Seo'y.
COLUMBIAN CAMP No. 35. WOODMEN OF
the World, mets even' swrond and fourth
ThnrsdHTri of the month, 7:30 p. m., at K. of P.
Hall, Eieventli etreot. Regular attendance is
rry desirable, and all visitinj; brethren arecor
dl&lly invited to m?t with us. jan22-5
(EOBGAN1ZEDCHUP.CH OF LATTER-DAY
U nirfj hn!d rjrular serviceii every Sunday
at 2 p. m.. prayer meeting on Wednesday evening
at their chapel, corner of North street and Pacific
Avenue. All are conuniiy tnviwu.
lamlsV Elder H. J. Hcdsox. President.
ERMAN KEFOKMED CHURCIL-Sunday
SchcHl at 30 a. m. Church every Sunday
at 1030 a m. Christian Endeavor at 720 p. m.
indies' Aid Society every first Thursday in the
month at the church. 14aov-S4
Raised in Colorado,
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Wheat "p bushel. ... &, 04
Corn, ear-e bushel ... tf? 13
Corn, shelled V bushel. . &. 12
Oat e bushel 5 15
Rye e bushel & 21
Hogs f cwL 3 25ft 3 50
Fat cattle g cvrt 3 75tf 4 00
Potatoes V bushel 20ft 25
Butter-V lb Sft 1;
Eggs p dozeD Q, 7
Markets corrected every Tuesday af
ternoon. .Go to Strauss for the best photos.
.L-Culture is the best cure for gossip.'"
New picture mouldings at Herrick's.
Dr. Xauinann. dentist, Thirteenth
. All kinds of goods for sale at the
eecond-hand store, tf
Dr. L. C. Toss, Homeopathic physi
cian, Columbus, Xeb.
If you want a photo that will do you
justice go to Strauss. 2-tf
Fred Meedel and J. O. Blodgett
were in the city Saturday.
The cheapest place to buy shoes is at
Honahan's. on Olive streeL 2-4t
There are rive lady county superiu
' ten'dents of schools in Illinois.
S. J. Ryan is confined to the house
by rheumatism a severe attack.
George E. Barnum on Saturday had
75 acres ready for corn planting.
. Dm. Martyn, Evans & Geer, office
three doors north of Friedhofs store, tf
Now is the harvest time for the
painters and they all seem to be busy.
Do you want some of those white
goods while they are going at Herricks?
The Fair property is still for sale.
Inquire of the secretary, Gus. G. Becher.
Members of the Episcopal church
are arranging to repair their parsonage.
Dill pickles and spice pickles by the
quart or gallon at Herman Oehlrich fc
Bert McFarland is out again after
his severe Illness and is fast recupera
ting. Mrs. J. D. Stires goes to Norfolk
Thursday in the interest of the Eastern
Please remember that you can get
just as nice photo6 at Noteetein's as you
can in Omaha. tf
Mrs. A. Anderson has been seriously
sick with nervous prostration for sev
eral weeks past.
A very thin sheet of ice over ex
posed water last Thursday morning.
No danage, so far as we learn.
J. H. Frevert has purchased the res
idence property formerly occupied by
J. A. Grifia ae Eighteenth street.
When tob wish neat, clean, clear,
frisflr"f work done ia the line of
pn&tjsc, call at Tax Jocksax ofltae.
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Uww alKUV Iwt 9fKK
I will take a number of stock for
tare at my ranch one mile southeast of
Columbus. Plenty of shade, live running
water, etc Apply to
28apr4t C B. Speiol
Arnold Oehlrich's residence has re
ceived a new coat of paint.
Call and see the large stock of shoes
and ladies' slippers at Honahan's.
Rev. Palis baptized four adults Sat
urday evening at the Baptist church.
Dr. C. F. O. Mtessler, physician and
surgeon, Eleventh street, Columbus, tf
Baker post G. A. R. have decided to
observe Sunday, May, 30, as Decoration
For sale, a good Cloogh t Warren
organ, cheap. Inquire of Miss Chattie
Have yon seen those new green on
oak picture framing at Herrick's? Just
For sale, a large walnut wardrobe in
fine condition a bargain. Eusden's
Eleventh St Store, tf
Mrs. Dr. Voss will entertain the mu
sical department of the Woman's club
J. L Sturgeon shipped'-4he last of
his sheep to South Omaha thejfintof the
week, 850 in number. , .
The little son of Mr.'sadMrs. Olie
Steinbaugh has been daogerourly sick
for several days past. -,.,
Aristo Platino photes ew the latest
style, and you can geVthesm at Notes
tein'a. All work warranted." "tf
There are a large naHiher. of eases
of measles reported in": the city none
that we hear of at all serious.
Evangelist Davis closed his services
Sunday evening at the Baptist church,
after two weeks of earnest work.
Dr. R. D. McEean, dentist, has re
moved his office one door south of
Strauss' gallery, 1207 Olive street.
John LIpp and Miss Minnie Urich
were married Thursday in the German
Reformed church by Rev. De Geller.
Miss Anna Nicols has a position
with the Hagel & Stevenson firm as
assistant book-keeper for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Notestein go to
Omaha today to attend the three days'
session of the State Photographers' asso
ciation. Mrs. Wier of Chadron would like to
meet all the young ladies of the city at
the Baptist church Thursday evening at
Baptist church, J. D. Pulis, pastor.
Services May 9th, 11 a. m., 8 p. m.
Morning, "The Shower;" evening, "One
There may be other worlds, where
the inhabitants have never violated their
allegiance to their Almighty Sovereign.
W. B. Sprague.
Link Lee is thoroughly overhauling
his Twelfth street property and among
other improvements is placing a steam
C. C. Hardy for all kinds of repairing
and job work, also screen doors and
windows made to order. Three doors
west of Galley's store, tf
Martha Stauffer was pleasantly sur
prised by a crowd of her little friends
Monday afternoon, coming to celebrate
her birthday anniversary.
The Page will adjust itself to heat
and cold, as no other fence will do. Ex
perience is proving it to De tue most
durable, hence the cheapest. 1
Dr. R. D. McKean, dentist, has re
moved his office one door south of
Strauss' gallery, 1207 Olive street.
Rev. C. Todd formerly of Genoa,
passed through the city Thursday, on
his way to his home at Tabor, la. He
had come from Denver on his bicycle.
Louis Zinriecker's dwelling-house,
at his premises east of the city, is en
closed. It is a large house two-story,
one part 10x30 feet, the other 24x26 feet.
Mrs. J. H. Peck of the vicinity of
Bellwood was in the city Monday. She
is a lady S3 years of age and looks as
though she had many years of life yet
Fitzp a trick's win
dow. See it, it is worth
looking at. Follow the
A lady of the city who has tried it
and knows says that a good way to get
rid of the dandelion is to put a nail hole
into the center of them and put in a
The Union Pacific" graders are a
little beyond Cayuga with their work,
and are being closely followed by the
gravel train. The boarding-house is
now at Caynga.
You'll stop advertising because busi
ness is dull, will you? The boatman
doesn't rest on his oars when the tide is
against him, does he? Well, then!
The following is given as a good
combination powder for hogs: Sulphur,
copperas, salt petre, common salt a
table spoonful in slop sufficient for one
feed for a dozen hogs.
Fred Jewell of Platte Center has
been selected as an expert accountant,
by the investigation committee to go
through the books of the commissioner
of public lands and buildings.
John Burrell has been city engineer
for the past six years, during which time
the city has never been oat of water, by
his fault, and never a fire but what has
found him on duty at the waterworks.
An aged couple from Albion, whose
names we did not learn, passed through
the city Saturday to England, where
they have not been for twenty years.
expecting to visit during the summer.
Mrs. Rose T. Page has an offer for
teaching music at the summer art school
at Storgis, S. D., conducted by Miss L.
A. Mint. The scenery around Sturgis is
particularly fine for art study and sum
Chas. Chapin of Oconee was in town
Thursday and visited an hour in this
office, talking about the "good old
times." Chas. is quite a talker in the
Indian sign language, and relates many
a good Indian story.
Honest, regular, stated work is the
very best remedy against worry, sorrow
or trouble, of any kind. Somehow, per
sistent, useful work incloses, explains,
illustrates and fortifies our best lessons,
which are 'instructions or truths, taught
by experience. The lessons which sick
ness imparts, she leaves to be practiced
when health k established-
Own to ill health I will sell ay two
staadard-bred horsas, road wagon aad
harness at abargain. Horescambeseea
at my bare A. Hurar.
Rev. Piper of
Evangelical, will preach hi German at
the U. B. church, this city, next Sunday
afternoon at three, and every two week
Henry Reader when he was at Chi
cago recently went to the top of the
Masonic temple 22 etoriaa. He avid the
wind was blowing a gale, bmt there was
not a tremor of the immense high band
ing. The excellent weather thia spring
has encouraged owners to improve their
property. Trees, shrubbery and fruit
are among the improvesaenta. Dr. Nam
mann is? planting grape vines for an
The first mental victim of the air
ship talk ia reported in the person of an
estimable woman of Findlay, Ohio, Mrs.
E. A. Woodruff, who has gone stark
mad. She points to the evening atar a
the light of her ship.
Several Masons went down to Lin
coln Thursday to a meeting of the grand
commandery. Among them were R. H.
Henry, J. D. Stires, Dr. Evans and C. E.
Pollock. Mesdames Evans and Pollock
accompanied their husbands on the trip.
The drive wells at the waterworks,
35 in number, furnish an abundant sup
ply of water. The shallowest well is 55
feet deep, and the deepest 93 feet. In
four of the deepest the water rises to the
surface without the action of the pump.
The grain elevator at Shelby (owned
by James Bell of David City) burned
Monday morning of last week, loss $3,
000, with $2,000 insurance. The adja
cent office and a large shed of lumber
were saved. The origin of the fire is
O'Brien k Brady lately painted John
Hoffman's oil wagons, one of which he
sold to Dave Smith, and it has been for
warded to him at Cheyenne. They have
recently painted a baggy for Dr. Mar
tyn, a phaeton for Herman Oehlrich, a
surrey for Paul Hagel.
If you are in want of a carpet, call
and look over our sample line. Our pat
terns are the latest, and prices the lowest.
We also furnish samples for linoleum,
tapestry, body brussels and velvet car
pets. Window shades, patent roller,
15 cents up, at The Fair.
Columbia lodge 268, A. O. U. W.,
held their decoration exercises last Sun
day, the graves being those of Henry
Durkop, who was a member of the lodge
at Benham, Texas, and John C. McMa
hon. Services were conducted by John
Hoffman, master workman.
C. E. Morse expects to go this week
to Omaha with three horses for tracking
and one to sell. "Corporal" is in fine
trim and is expected to lower his record
of 2:122 during the season. Mr. Morse
will stay at Omaha until the June races,
when he will take the circuit.
The ladies of the Congregational
church will have a sociable afternoon at
the home of Mrs. H. P. Coolidge next
Friday. Refreshments will be served by
Mrs. W. N. Hensley and Mrs. Coolidge.
Every one is very cordially invited to
come and bring their work. Refresh
Frank Taylor's premises are quaran
tined for scarlet fever. Mrs. Taylor with
the three children, went to Wymore a
month ago; there the children took the
measles. All returned Friday night and
now the two youngest children, it is said
are threatened with diphtheria, along
with their other troubles.
L. Wright of St. LouiB left Wed
nesday for that place. He will stop at
Fremont, Blair, Omaha and other places,
in the interest of the firm he represents,
the Brituson - Judd Grain Co. Mr.
Wright attends strictly and attentively
to business knows what to do, and
shoots straight at the mark.
Merve Kunzleman went to Madison
Friday for a very fine colt of Senator
Allen's for training. Merve has pro
vided himself with a good stable, and
the horsemen hereabouts are pntting the
race track at the fair grounds in good
shape for training. Mr. Kunzleman ex
pects to make the training of horses a
In a drive through tbe country last
week, L. Gerrard took some note ef the
condition of corn here and there. He
saw several piles thrown out to the hogs
but refused by them, and inquiry found
that a great deal of corn is spoiled not
alone for feeding but for planting, and
suggests that samples should be tested
by actual growth before planting.
The JoimxAiiis prepared to furnish
in the very latest etyles, stationer's
goods for balls, parties, entertainments,
school exhibitions, concerts, graduating
exercises, and the thousand other occa
sions for which fine stationery and nice
printing are in demand. We furnish ev
erything in our line at reasonable prices,
and strictly in line with the order, tf
Judge Kilian issued marriage licen
ses to the following persons the past
week: Jerry Langan and Miss Christina
Mueller; John Lipp and Mies Minnie
Urich; John Specht, Wisconsin, and
Miss Katie Kruse, Illinois; George T.
Hodge, Nance county, and Miss Enie
Anderson; Rollin R. James and Miss
Nettie Tallman, Wayne. The last two
couples were married by Judge KiKwn.
Clarence Gerrard was well pleased
with Mexico, in many respects thinking
it a good country. President Diaz is an
able man and virtually a king over the
people. One feature of the management
of railroads ia.that the charters revert to
the state after a certain number of years,
and the roads cannot be mortgaged
without the consent of the government
and then not beyond a fixed amount.
Legislation in every direction is t"fH"g
towards popular interests.
The May issue of The Art Inter
change dressed in white is a Spring
number and is appropriately accompa
nied by a lovely water color of Parma
Tiolets in a yellow vase Henrietta La
Praik. This is seconded by a charming
oil landscape of The Seine at Bougival
by A. C Howland, N. A from the pic
ture in his recent exhibition. Both
color plates are unusually attractive and
will be very popular, being veritable
works of art. For sale by all News
dealers. 35centa. The Art Interchange
The city will provide a atone pile on
which vagrants will be placed at work.
If they are honestly looking for work
which they are willing to exchange for
board and lodging, it is omr nnderataadV
ing that they will be accommodated
with work at the stone pile. Anyone
found begging at houses will be kindly
escorted to the stone pile. II he does
not reciprocate with the same grade of
inilnem. however, the fare will be bread
and water only, with the atone pile ac
companiment, all the same. It ia ex
pected that the tough tramp (those who
get angry when work is suggested) will
walk around Columbus.
The chief of police has about a hun
dred on his list to notify in regard to
the repair of sidewalks. Tsnt Jocbstal
kindly suggests that while this notify
ing ia going on, it would be well for the
city to look after some of the street
cmsainga, also aome alley-croasinga, that
are a little ont of repair. We must say,
however, that in that regard, Chief
Schack and Overseer From have bean
pretty watchful, but they can't be every
where, all the time.
A complaint was entered against aome
bogs which are being kept on Hanover
square, as becoming a nuisance.
P. B. Cleveland is allowed to use Berne
square in the southwestern part of the
city, the rent, $5, one year only, payable
in cash or labor.
The mayor's appointment of the fol
lowing officers was confirmed: W. N.
Hensley, city attorney; Christopher
From, overseer of streets; August
Schack, chief of police; Edward Ros-
siter and James Nelson, night police
men; Dr. H. J. Arnold, city physician.
That of C. B. Speice for water commis
sioner was not confirmed.
License to sell liquors was granted to
Marion E. Lee.
Councilman Echols was elected presi
dent. Clean old newspapers for sale at this
Fine millinery goods at
tbe establishment of the Misses
Murphy, second door sonth of
First Citizen "I saw a man going
through town the other day with a
horseless carriage, and traveling at a
good round gait, with no gas, no elec
tricity or horses."
Second Citizen "What was the mo
tive power, I'd like to know?'
F. C "Mules."
S. C "Why didn't he hitch up the
jack that was looking at him?
The concert Monday evening given
by the Schubert Symphony club was
greeted by a crowded house and an au
dience that enjoyed every number on the
program. Messrs. Kilian and Pearsall
took the matter in charge and show by
the success financially that advertising
wins. Besides, tliey nave the special
thanks of the community for the oppor
tunity of attending a good entertain
William Meays has left with us
specimens of bis Mammoth, Improved,
White French artichokes which he ad
vertises for sale for feed. It makes
splendid feed for hogs and sheep, and
yon can raise from 100 to 1,000 bushels
to the acre, the animals doing the gath
ering of the crop, if you so desire it.
You plant three to five bushels to the
acre. It is a good thing to try it some,
if yon have any doubt about it.
Joseph Murray, Union Pacific road
master, was in the city Friday. His bi
cycle car attracted considerable atten
tion. Four small wheels similar to
those of the ordinary hand-car, are so
connected by steel rods as to run on the
railroad track, and the motive power is
similar to the ordinary bicycle. It
weighs, complete, only about fifty
pounds, and Mr. Murray can easily make
twenty-five miles an hour with his car.
Messrs. Hagel & Stevenson have in
vested in four handy, labor-saving con
trivances for their business, the Disbrow
churn and butter -worker combined.
The churning finished, a turn on a lever
arranges for working the butter, thus
not necessitating exposure to the heat.
Two of the machines are at the Boheet
establishment of the firm, one at their
Genoa creamery and the other one here.
One has a capacity of 220 gallons, the
others 500 gallons.
The Nebraska State League of Lo
cal Loan and Building associations held
their fifth annual session in Fremont
last Wednesday. H. Hockenberger, sec
retary of the association of this city had
an address "Merits of the Separate Se
ries Plan." C. W. Pearsall also attend
ed the meeting as a delegate, and figured
in the proceedings. Columbus 6tood at
the head of the list for small losses.
The losses of some of the associations
were amazingly large.
We learn through Daniel Murdock
of Oconee that on Saturday night last
burglars broke into his store, taking
gloves, shoes, cigars, etc., also burst the
P. O. drawer, obtaining but little money
and a few stamps. Entrance was effect
ed by means of a broken railroad iron.
The Oconee Elevator office was also en
tered, safe combination picked and desk
burst to pieces, but as there was noth
ing of any value they scattered things
about generally and left.
Again there is talk of an opera house
to cost $25,000 to $30,000, to be located
on Thirteenth street on the southwest
corner of the block west of the Thurs
ton hotel. The scheme as we hear talk
ed of is a joint-stock affair with the
Improvement company and the Masons
as taking good shares, the remaining
stock to be taken by individual sub
acriptions. The thought now is to have
the building two story, the ground floor
rooms to be leased for store rooms.
George Bradley, of Columbus, Ne
braska, is authorized agent by Dr. Will
iam Acor for Acor's Healing Liniment,
manufactured at Fremont Thia lini
ment is creating a great sensation in this
and adjoining counties for its healing
powers. Nothing ever manufactured in
Fremont or the state of Nebraska has
done so much for the good of the peo
ple, to meet their general wants, as
Acor's liniment is doing. The author
of this medicine offers one hundred dol
lars to anyone who will produce a medi
cine that will prove to heal barb wire
cuts as quickly and perfectly, without
leaving blemishes, as he will do with
this liniment. Valuable for healing all
sores and wounds and for relieving pain
for both human or animal neah, for
J. B. Smith and daughter were in the
city Saturday. .
David Thomas of Poetville was in the
Ma. J. A. Kehoe of Platte Center was
in town Saturday.
Miss Liixie Sheehea ..was home from
Clark Cooncey of Nance county was a
Columbus visitor Saturday.
Mrs. Rev. St. Louia of Leigh visited
Men. H. G. Cross over Sunday:
Mrs. W. E. Kent and children of Platte
Center were in town Saturday.
Mm.G. W. Phillips returned Thurs
dajfrom a week's visit at Genoa.
Mia. Samuel Imhoff and Mrs. Jacob
Tachndin were in the city Saturday.
Dr. and Mrs. Evans, and Mr. and Mrs.
C E. Pollock returned from Lincoln
Mias Muzetta Wheeler came down
Saturday from Wattsville to visit her
Miss Lucy Cross who is teaching near
Creston visited at home Saturday and
Mrs. Cook of Ames, Iowa, visited her
granddaughter, Mrs. E. G. Brown, last
week on her way to Cedar Rapida.
Mrs. R. W. Gentleman, Mr. and Mrs.
C.J. Carrig and George Scheidel of
Platte Center were' in the city Thursday.
Mrs.S. J.Irwin and three children,
who have been visiting at Grandfather
Elston's for a week, returned to their
home at Creighton Monday.
Mrs. George McKelvey, superinten
dent of the laundry department of the
Norfolk asylum, is in the city taking a
two weeks' vacation, and visiting her
two little girls and her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Matthews.
At the meeting Monday all were pres
The superintendent's report showed
the schools in good condition, average
daily attendance 632.85; per cent of at
tendance 95.44. The number enrolled
since year began, 808.
All teachers desiring to be re-employed
were requested to file their applica
tions with the board. The superinten
dent stated that all wished to continue
Applications were received and or
dered filed for different positions in the
schools the coming year, from primary
A. J. Spafford, Adams, Neb.; C. A.
Welch, Genoa, Neb.; Bertha Farble,
Shelby, Neb.; Laura Thygeson, Milford,
Neb.; J. G. Reagan, Fullerton, Neb.; C.
C. Grimes, Bloomfield, Neb.; C. C. Starr,
Marysville, Ks.; Bertha M. Truman,
Sloan, la.; Catharine M Speice, Emma
A. Dawson, Zura B. Morse, Columbus;
M. A. Laraway, elocutionist.
The secretary remarked that there
were some thirteen other applications
that he had received.
Robert Shaad applied for position as
janitor of First ward.
Warrants were ordered drawn for pay
ment of the following claims: Werner
School Book Co., $8.25; Wm. Novell
$5.60; von Bergen Bros. $1.46; Still man
.Pharmacy $2; C. A. Speice & Co. $12.90.
The superintendent stated that the
graduating class desired 400 programs
which were reported to cost $40. The
matter was referred to the committee on
supplies with power to act.
A rule in regard to conspiracy to play
truant was read, and, after some little
discussion, was referrrd to the commit
tee on schools with direction to report
at next meeting.
Transfers were ordered, $200 to gen
eral fund and $2,000 to teachers fund
from the license fund.
The treasurer's report showed the fol
lowing balances on hand in the several
funds: general $57.85; teachers' $333.91;
text book $22.64; library $6.63, license
Maic is School.
With intelligent observers of the ef
fects of introducing the teaching of
music in the schools of the city (several
years since) there is no question of the
good done, notwithstanding the dis
couraging, and sometimes very trying
difficulties which had to be contended
against by the director, Mrs. Page.
It is with this, as with the study of
aay other language (for music is a lan
guage in all essential features), there
must be regular, stated, hearty work of
the pupil, to make good headway, either
in the acquisition of the science or the
When there was some suggestion of
doing away with the-teaching of music
in the schools, one of the ward principals
stated that it would be a detriment to
the schools if that was done, because the
practice of singing, and studying so as
to learn to sing still better, takes one
half from the trouble of discipline.
Wonderful are the effects of music of
the proper sort upon the dispositions of
the youth, and we know of young boys
and girls who have learned to read the
notes in 'our public school, and whose
training has been mainly there, who
read the ordinary hymn tunes with great
The choristers of tbe city should now
have no trouble in selecting voices that
would suit their purposes. There are
indeed some now among the children
which, if given half a chance by such
.special attention as they should have,
will prove very well worth the care.
The Jochsal would suggest that dis
tricts in the country might arrange with
some one near the school house who
could, at a very nominal expense con
sidering the good accomplished, teach
tbe pupils, giving at tbe least an hour's
lesson each week of course this, only
when the stated teacher cannot teach
The Woman's club will meet with
Mrs. Prof. Williams, Saturday, May 8th.
Roll call A favorite quotation.
Piano solo Mrs. Jaeggi.
Paper Mrs. C. D. Evans.
Vocal nolo Mrs. Warren.
Paper Mrs. Wm. O'Brien.
Trio Mesdames Garlow, Heintz and
Paper Mrs. Albert.
Bring your orders for job-work to
thia oaace. Satisfaction guaranteed, and
work promptly done, aa agreed upon.
MAXBCB6 ff IJVKKFwL.
A Xcanskaa manias tke Trie via firiawfty
Witts lateratiagly ef Saggttii
a tke Way.
We have apent a little time in thie
pleasant seaport city, and being told
that our boat leaves at 6 o'clock, we pack
up our goods and start to go aboard.
Enquiring of the officers, we learn that
she will only start towards 11 o'clock.
Our stomachs feel somewhat empty, aad
aa there ia no prospect of supper aboard
the vessel, we retrace our steps towards
the city once more to satisfy our bodily
wanta. We have return to oar vessel,
it is nearly midnight, the engines start
up, we move on slowly amidst the mass
of vwaasls, whose ahiniag lights appear
as numerous as the stars, and by the
time we reach open water, we are all
ready to retire, and as the sea is quietH
we enjoy a good night's rest.
The next morning, a prim old maid
wearing a spotless white apron an
nounces that breakfast is ready, but we
have not yet had occasion to empty our
stomachs in sea-like fashion, and eat
only sparingly. The time passes slowly
on a little steamer; what is the reason
we can find no charm in travelling on
this small boat that bears the somewhat
peculiar name of Lutterworth? We
have fine cabins, a nice dining-room,
good attendance, and yet we experience
not that thrill of pleasure that is felt in
boarding one of the large trans-Atlantic
Dinner is announced by the same
woman, -she wears the same spotless
white apron; we wonder if she would
faint if, by accident, a bit of grease or
gravy would strike it; she may have been
able to smile in days gone by, but ap
parently those times are past. Now she
is returning from the kitchen, and as she
sets on the table a magnificent roast,
done in good English style, we are ready
to forgive her all her foibles. What a
pity we have not yet worked up an ap
petite to do justice to this noble piece
Wearily the hours wear away, our
little steamer glides nicely through the
placid sea and at 4 o'clock in the morn
ing we arrive at Grimsby.
Awakened from our sleep rather sud
denly, somewhat drowsy, yet at this
early hour, we are told that the custom
officers have come aboard and we must
have our baggage examined, before we
go any farther. We hunt up our keys,
unlock our trunks and are asked to state
what they contain. As we have a few
bottles of liquor with us. we state that
fact, also that we are on our way to New
York city, and ask to have our trunk
sent in bond, but are informed, after it
has been examined, that we must pay a
tariff of 11 shillings 2 pence, and will
have the money refunded minus 4 pence,
that will go to swell the Queen's treas
ury. Not that we begrudge the good
old lady her dues, but it seems like ex
tortion to a Nebraska farmer to be
charged something for taking a few bot
tles of liquor through free trade Eng
land. But our statement did not quite satis
fy the custom officers, and we are asked
to unpack our trunks and satchels, while
they hunt for cigars, tobacco and we
know not what. The Prussian officers
at Avricourt are known for their officious
zeal in scrutinizing baggage and people
going from France to Germany, fearful
that in some way or other, some spy, or
traitor.might cross the line and eadae
ger the peace and solidity of their em
pire; in mortal fear lest France should
use the same treacherous means as their
own country to inform herself of
strategic points; forgetting that in all
her history France never has, never will
stoop to such means, would not even do
so to regain her lost provinces.
But more exacting yet, more punctil
ious in their strutiny were those English
officers; and as their work was done
without the least show of malice or ill
will, as they even showed us marked
civility while they severely scrutinized
every nook and corner of our baggage,
we could not help but think that this
must be an illustration of the English
man's deep-seated belief in the thorough
and conscientious performance of his
But at last our baggage has been in
spected; we are asked to pay the amount
stated; told we have no time to lose to
catch the next train, and informed that
the receipt for the money will be sent to
our hotel. But even in England a re
ceipt for money that is to be reimbursed
had better be taken on the spot, to make
sure of it, and so we inform our friends;
we conclude to let the first train go and
take the receipt for the money before
leaving the boat. It is still dark and
we are provided with a guide to show us
the way to the depot. Through the
warehouses along the wharf, packed
with freight, we follow our man and at
last reach a dingy little building and
enter one of the waiting rooms which an
open grate fire is supposed to heat.
Every few minutes trains pass and at
last our train is here to take us to Liv
erpool via Sheffield. We have paid
second-class fare but we see nothing but
first and third-class compartments; on
enquiry we find that second-class travel
ing has been done away with in Great
Britain, and we wonder whether it has
been done for the special purpose of
making us ride in a third-class carriage
after having paid second-class fare. If
this had happened on the other side of
the ocean we would have felt inclined to
call it a Yankee trick; as it is, it must be
an English game they are working on
us; but it is too late to protest against
this flagrant injustice and we take onr
seat in one of those old-fashioned cars,
which are found on the continent, espe
cially in England and France not tbe
greatest stretch of imagination would
enable one to call them passener coaches.
The weather is damp and chilly, and as
we ride along we feel anything but com
fortable. We are depending for heat on
a tin vessel several feet long that was at
one time filled with hot-water; it has
probably laid here for several hours and
is as innocent of heat as a new born
child of geometry. Traveling in this
manner, we cannot help but contrast
this barbarous way of pretending to
keep people warm with the fine steam
heating apparatus in use in Germany.
A small lever in each compartment ena
bles the travelers to regulate the heat to
suit themselves; and on trip from Ulm
to Hamburg a small door led to a dimin
utive toilet room; a little handle on one
side attracted our attention, we take a
hold and pull and out comes a wash
bowl fastened to the door that when
opened answers for a table, in a nook
Eleventh Street, -
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 ofier
Good - Goods - at - Fair - Prices.
eTEVERYTHING KEPT that is expected to be found in a first
class, up-to-date grocery store.
stands a pitcher full of water; we take a
wash, lift up the door, the water is
emptied and wash-bowl and pitcher out
of sight. We turn around and a mirror
faces us; it is a pity we are not better
looking or else we would have enjoyed
looking into it. Pleasant indeed was
that trip from southern Germany to the
North Sea, and had there been a few
gnaedige fraulein to vary the monotony
of the scenery it would nearly have
equalled that interesting trip from Havre
to Paris. That the warm-blooded French
people should be careless and negligent
in the heating of their coaches and their
houses may yet be understood, but why
the cool-headed and cold-blooded Eng
lishman should be more negligent yet in
this respect than hts southern neighbor
is a mystery that we cannot fathom.
Strange indeed that the two nations,
who pride themselves on being the most
progressive in Europe, should still cling
to the old-fashioned and out-of-date
conveniences for railroad travel, and be
outstripped by the so called conserva
tive, slow-going Teuton.
After leaving the town, we pass
through the truck patches adjoining it
and are surprised to see quantities of
green vegetables in the open air. Judg
ing from the numerous fields devoted to
this purpose, these lands must be spec
ially well adapted to their culture; and
as our train speeds through the country
at a rapid rate we see numbers of horses
and cattle feeding on the green grass in
the meadows and pastures. What a I
splendid farming country, nice, level
lands, good soil cultivated with skill and
care, here and there a flock of sheep
feeding on turnips; solid, substantial
buildings, but only at large intervals.
This is a section of country with large
farms, but no waste land anywhere, ev
ery foot utilized and made to produce
something Aa,we get. near the city of
Sheffield we pass towns and cities whose
factories seem to be in full blast, and
soon arrive in the old city famed the
world over for its cutlery.
But we have no time to take in the
the sights in this interesting place, and
after waiting over an hour for our train
that takes us through a country broken
by hills and mountains, we arrive at
Liverpool about 2 o'clock in the after
noon. The steamship company's cab
awaits us at the depot, and we sally
forth baggage and all to the hoteL
Neither the fare nor the rooms de
serve any praise, and as for the much
vaunted English cleanliness, it is either
totally absent or else covered with such
a coat of dirt as to hide it from our
sight. But we must go to the compa
ny's headquarters, and leaving the
square which faces our hotel we walk
down Pitt street. We have gone some
distance and we wonder that we have
not yet seen one single decent shop or
store. Dirty, ill-kept and unattractive
are the places of these small shop
keepers; we would not eat with relish
anything coming from such a place, and
who are the people we meet as we drudge
through this dreary street? Mothers
with children in rags, some of them
barefooted, while the wind is driving
about the fast-falling snow that melts as
soon as it reaches the ground; old wo
men that look as if they had been born
a thousand years before Adam was
moulded out of clay into the human
form, and had seen nothing but misery
and suffering since that time, the pinch
of poverty shown by their dirty and
tattered garments; their faces the pic
ture of despair, raggedness, wretched
ness, degradation too horrible to de
scribe. These are some of the sights
that meet our eyes as we paas through
this street, and even in the best part of
the city is seen here and there a speci
men of this kind.
The poor sewing girl of Paris, seen on
the street, the ends of her fingers nearly
worn off in her efforts to cover her pov
erty with the cloak of respectability
while we see her gay sister revel in lux
ury acquired at the price of shame and
dishonor, makes one shudder at the
thought, and easts a dark shadow on our
much-vaunted, nineteenth-century civil
ization; the Arabs huddled together in
their miserable buildings in tropical
cities, living on we know not what, pre
sent a pitiable spectacle.
But more dreary yet, more desolate,
more destitute, more wretched seem
these poor beings walking along some of
the ding- streets, the toes sticking out
of their shoes, their miserable garments,
torn, tattered, soiled beyond recognition.
And this is glorious old England, the
wealthiest country in the world; and is
it not possible that her barbarous land
laws have something to do with this
poverty and misery. A privileged few
owning a large part of tbe best lands in
the country; the immense entail estates
that pass from father to son, and can
neither be divided nor sold for debts; no
chance for the poor man to acquire a
small farm or a few acres of land. And
reflecting on this state of affairs as we
look back upon the great revolution iu
France, are we not bound to acknowl
edge that with all iu iniquities, all the
innocent blood abed in its name, it waa
still a wonderful Ieveler of ranks aad
castes, wresting from the nobles their
privileges and their lands, from the
church its vast estates purchased with
money acquired through centuries of
begging. Between the nobility taxing
the tiller of the soil to death, and the
waxing fat on money acquired by selling
indulgences, praying for the souls of the
living and the dead, the yeomanry of the
country waa starving to death and goad
ed on every day by fresh exactions from
the nobles, by the wealthy church be
coming more arrogant as it grew richer
and more corrupt, need we wonder that
at last the people rebelled and that the
spark of revolution, once ignited, fanned
by favorable winds, spread with terrific
force, and could neither be restrained
nor controlled till it bad spent its fury?
And the succeeding generations of
France, reaping the benefits of rights
acquired at so great a cost, find comfort
and happiness in tilling the small farms
that add so much to the prosperity of
that country. P. H.
IHntriit 44 aad Vicinity.
Many low places in the fields cannot
be planted before June 1st.
Bev, Rogers of your city made a pro
fessional visit out this way, Monday.
The bad mud holes in the road are
drying up and teams with loaded wag
ons are passing.
A thin ice was formed on water in the
pig troughs Monday morning; fruit
trees not far enough advanced to re
Several bunches of young cattle were
seen the first day of the month wending
their way to the grass lands on the south
side of the Loup for summer pasture.
Spring wheat, barley and oats are up
and look well. Alfalfa shows to be
badly winter killed, but that sown thie
spring has made a good catch and ia
growing rapidly owing to the favorable
weather. Early planted potatoes are
coming up. Apple trees are blooming,
and the peach, the plum, the currant
and gooseberry are preparing to make
fruit. Winter wheat that was pressed
in is looking well, but that sown broad
cast ia a partial failure. Upland pas
tures of native grass seems to have turn
ed to weeds.
Seal Estate Traasrem.
Becher, Jseggi & Co., real estate agents,
report the following real estate transfers
filed in the office of the county clerk for
the week ending May 1, 1897.
John M. Moriarty to William Arndt, se
S. nw4 and nei ewhi. 13-IUw, wd. $ 2500 00
C. A. Speice to C. B. Speice, lot 4. blk
231, Colombo, wd
Mary Caba to Michael Cube, nwfi nel
John Hahlweg to Amelia Hahlwea, lot
l, blk 7, Creaton, wd
Standard Oil Co. of Kentucky to Stan
dard Oil Co. of Indiana, Iota 1, 2, blk
5, Highland Park. Colombo, wd
Colnmbca Hotel Co. to Wm. A. McAl
lister. 4 lota 5. 6. blk 117. CoL ocd.. All atoek
Pioneer Townaite Co. Elizabeth Paint
er, lot 26, blk 7, Lindsay, wd SO 00
Citizens Bank to John Sehi. lot 3, blk
0. Lockner's add to Humphrey, wd. 900 00
Eight transfers, total..
Nance Co. Populist: A very serious
and painful accident befel Mrs. Johnson
and daughter Ellen. While slacking
lime the stuff exploded, plentifully
sprinkling their face and eyes with tbe
hot mixture. Dr. Okey was at once
called and succeeded in relieving their
intense pain, and now they are on a fair
road to recovery.
Albion Blade: Our court house is
nearing completion. The tower is about
done, which ends the principal outside
work, and on the inside finishing touch
es are being rapidly given. By the first
of June the county officials will be
settled in their new and pleasant quar
ters, where they can put on airs till re
lieved by their duly elected successors.
tiood Sammer Pastare.
The undersigned will receive a num
ber of stock for summer pasturage at his
farm two miles north of Columbus.
Good shade, pure water, etc. Apply to
Horses to pasture. Also White Mam
moth artichoke seed for sale. Farmers
should grow them for their hogs keep
them healthy and thrifty. Sacked and
delivered in Columbus in five bushel
lots at 60 cents per bu., less quantities
70c; farm price 50c. War. Meats,
2t ly miles east of court house.
Advertisement oader thia head five cents a
boots aad shoes in t ha.
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