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WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER fi. 1697.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
For Judge of the Supreme Court,
A. M. POST, of Platte.
For Regents of the State University,
JOHN X. DRYDEN.of Buffalo.
C. W. KALEY, of Webster.
REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET.
HENRY H. HUNTEMANN.
J. N. KILIAN.
For Snp't Public Instruction.
V. J. WILLIAMS.
P. H. RENDER.
Thk attending physicians of Pope Leo,
fear a fatal issue of his serious illness.
The latest assurance is that the Un
ion Pacific management will le un
changed. Gen. Nkai. Dow, "the father of pro
hibition," died at Portland, Maine,
Saturday, in the ilth year of his age.
(Jeokoe W. Morgan is to lie hanged
next Friday for the murder of little Ida
Gaskell at Omaha.
It seems that W. J. Bryan is to be one
of the campaign speakers this campaign.
He held forth at Tecumseh Saturday
and at Johnson Saturday night.
Fk-nk B. Dawes of Kansas opened
the republican state campaign in a
speech at the Lansing theatre in Lincoln
Monday evening. Congressman Mercer
of Omaha presided.
The yellow fever seems to be gaining
ground at New Orleans. There were
four deaths Saturday, but there have
been many discharges of patients. No
section of the city escapes infection.
New cases number twenty-three, among
them Major E. J. Hamilton, a well known
At about half past three Tuesday
morning of last week, Ore broke out si
multaneously at four different places iu
Arlington, showing that the fire was of
incendiary origin. The old hotel, vacant;
Knight's general store; Marshall Bros'
brick, a restaurant and a saloon were de
stroyed. The Odd Fellows' hall was bad
ly damaged. For a time it seemed as
though the town was ti Ite wiped out by
the fire, but the arrival of the Fremont
firemen stayed its ravages.
The record of Judge A. M. Post on
the supreme bench is one of the very
liest ever made by a judge in this state.
Not a single opinion has he written, or
concurred in, but that has been strictly
in accordance with law and justice.
This is so true that not even his oppo
nents can point to ilaw in his record and
can only oppose him on the ground that
he is a republican. This is no reason at
all and if, as the opposition say, this
office should be filled regardless of poli
tics then Judge Post has a much greater
claim upon the people's suffrage than
his opponent. Judge Sullivan. Post is
a lawyer of greater ability and more
legal learning. He is a man of maturer
years and by his long experience on the
bench, and careful, judicial turn of
mind, is possessed of better judgment
than Sullivan. He is a hard student
and a deep thinker and his
longer experience on the bench makes
him ranch better fitted for the place
than Sullivan, who is considerably
younger, is Post's inferior as a lawyer,
and whose judgment seems to lack that
sort of intuitive insight into law, pos
sessed by the attorney of mature years
and judgment, ripened by a lifetime at
the bench and on the bar. If fitness for
the position is what the people demand
and they consider well the relative
claims of the two candidates Post's elec
tion is certain. Schuyler Sun.
Mr. Beyak asks, "What has the repub
lican party done to bring prosperity to
the American people?" Well, among
other things it has rescued the govern
ment from democratic misrule. It has
repealed the Wilson tariff law for the
enactment of which the author was com
plimented at a public dinner in England.
It has convinced the voters that Mr.
Bryan was an agent of the British gov
ernment and that his purpose was to en
graft the English free trade system into
our governmental policy. The republi
can party defeated Mr. Bryan in a na
tional election and convinced the elec
tors that his financial theories should
not be adopted. The republican party
aid that Mr. Bryan should not be made
commander-in-chief of the army and
navy. It said and convinced the voters
that he stood for anarchy, communism
and lawlessnes, and consequently instead
of being made president he Bhould re
main a private citizen. The republican
party elected as president a man the ev
idence of whose patriotism is not con
fined to his vocal chords. It has taken
possession of all departments of the gov
ernment, which possession it will retain
notwithstanding the frantic attempts of
charlatans and anarchists to keep them
selves before the public for the parpose
of personal gain. "What has the repub
lican party done to bring prosperity to
the American people?" Why, it has taken
poawaaaion of the government and pros
perity has come. Do you want anything
wore? Lincoln CalL
When wheat goes up Bryan says it is
on account of the drouth in India. When
it goes down he says it is on account of
the gold standard. Fremont Tribune.
The London Globe, in a little fit of
spleen, calls the United States "a fourth
rate power." When we 'reflect how the
United States came out of the two wars
which they raged with a "first-rater"' the
jeer of the Globe seems turned into a
sort of critical boomerang. Philadel
The republican state platform con
demns in emphatic language the defal
cations of republican officials. But the
platform also places responsibility on
Governor Holcomb for his unfortunate
delinquency in the matter. In this re
spect it differs from the platforms of the
so-called "reform" parties of Nebraska.
The leaders of the fusion iste, the state
house gang, have shut their eyes to the
culpability of one of their number. It
is probable that the sentence imposed
upon ex-Treasurer Bartley by a republi
can judge will be carried out and en
forced. This will merely put Bartley in
the penitentiary. It will not restore to
the taxpayers any of the money he stole.
That must be done by civil suit against
his bondsmen. Here is where the re
sponsibility of Governor Holcomb enters
the case. Had the governor performed
the functions of his office as he ought
he would have compelled Bartley to
make an accounting to him for the
state's funds. It is well known that the
principal part of the Bartley stealing
was done during his last term, which
was coincident with Governor Holcomb's
first term. The law gives the governor
authority to call for a statement show
ing the condition of the state funds at
any time. Governor Holcomb was warned
by men who knew that Bartley was
going wrong, but he neglected to lift his
hand to protect the 6tate against the big
defalcation which was then in progress.
The governor's culpability appears again
in the matter of approving a worthless
lond. This is precisely why the proba
bilities are very remote for recovering
from the Ixindsmen any stolen funds.
It is well in the midst of all
this discussion of defalcations and official
crimes of commission to remember there
are also crimes of omission, from which
the head and front of the statehonse
gang cannot escape his share of respon
sibilitv. And it may le added that about
81,000,000 of Treasurer Meserve's bond
is of this same flabby sort, from which
the state has already so heavily suffered.
The Post office department is looki ng
about for improvements on the canceling
stamps now in use. A canceling stamp
that will enable the receiver to trace
down the responsibility for delays in the
transmission and delivery of bis letter
and make his complaint against the pre
cise party who is to blame is what the
postoffice patronizing public would like
to have. Bee.
AGAINST THE COMPANY.
Judge Foster Upholds Last
Kansas Legislature's Act.
CUTS DOWN YARDAGE 0FAHGE3.
Derision lit Surct-piug In It Nat me.
Stockyards People :jy They Will Carry
the Cane Vp Meantime They Will Con
tinue to Charge Same Old Kates, ut
Leat I'ntil Next Saturday,
Topeka, Oct. 5. Judge Foster today
handed down hi opinion iu the Kaunas
City stock yards case, in which he de
cided against the company on every
legal question raised. The opinion is
very sweeping, and the decision is a
complete victory for Attorney General
Boyle. The stock yawls company will
appeal to the United States supreme
His decision boiled down is "The law
governing f.roek yards charges was reg
ularly passed by the Kansas legi.-lature.
The stock yards company is only an in
cident of commerce, and in the absence
of action by congress is subject to tja
The Kansas City rftock yards ease
grew ont of the efforts of the stock
yards company to prevent the enforce
ment of The law passed by the la;t Kan
sas legislature reducing yardage
charges. The taking of testimony in
the case was begunJu this city on April
80 last. George W. Clark, assistant at
tnmar wptih-:!, of Kansas, actiiu; as spe
cial master. The nnrnosc of the stock I
yards peoule was
the present charges were reasonable,
that the prices fixed by the Kaunas
legislature were ruinous, aud that in
artemutiuK to iix the rates the state in
terfered witli interstate commerce.
The yards lie in both Kansas Citys, be
ing situated on the Kansas-Missouri
line. To the company, which ia the
second largest in the country, the re
sult of the case means thousands, if not
millions of dollars.
Kx-Seaator McMillan Dead.
St. Paul, Oct. 5. Samufil J. R. Mc
Millan, United States senator from 1876
to 1S88, died at his home iu this city
late last uight of anaemia. He had
been ill for msarlv a year. He was born
in Brownsville, Pa., Feb. 22, 1820. He
studied law in the office of Edwin M.
Stanton, afterwards secretary of war,
and alter a distinguished career was
in 1874 chosen chief justice of the Min
nesota supreme coon. He was elected
to the United States senate as the re
sult of one of the most noted deadlocks
in the history of the stats. He was
prominent in the Presbyterian church
and in 1390 was chosen one of the two
men from the west on the committee of
revision of jhe confession of faith of
that body. -
Protest Against National Psmocrats.
Lincoln, Oct. 5. Chairman Dahl
juac of the Democratic state central
committee hs filed with the secretary
of state a protest against placing the
National Democratic nominees on the
official ballot of the coming election.
The protest state that there is no such
party in Nebraska a the National
Democrats ; that the law regarding the
formation of a new party has not been
complied with, aud hence, the objector
juserts, the nominees are not entitled
-to a. place on the ballot. This afternoon
the state committee of the National
Democrats -wjU uitt to fill the vacancy
caused by the refusal of Judge J. M.
Woolworth to accept the nomination
&. supreme jadge,
DESTROYED BY FLOODS.
Sixty Villages Near TungChou,
China, Washed Aaway.
TWENTY THOUSAND CB0WHED.
Floderi DUtrlct Withiu TweWe Miles f
Pkin Oter Ki$ht. Thousand People
Drowned or Forwil ! Flee Distress of
the People Is Musi IMiable Crops la
the Flooded DItrir Wt-re Destroyed.
Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 5. The steamer
Victoria brings uev.s of the most disas
trous floods that bus visited China in
mauy years. Sixty villages near Tung
Chon, containing over 80.000 inhabi
tants, have been destroyed by floods,
and the people drowned or forced to
flee. There is no means of fiudiug out
how mauy thousands have been
drowned, but the number is estimated
by Chinese authorities at l.",000 to 20,
000. The flooded district ia within 12
miles of Pekin, the capital of China.
As a rule Chinese official make very
little stir when a calamity like this
happens, but the proximity of the disas
ter has resulted iu its being brought to
the attention of the emperor, who has
ordered t hat all possible relief be given.
Survivors from the villages nearest
Pekin have been allowed such shelter
as they cau liud iu the city walls, but
thousands are without protection
against the rain, which coutinues to
The distress of these people is most
pitiable. Public spirited aud wealthy
men of Pekin and Tung Choa are ac
tively assisting the authorities iu pro
viding them with food.
The crops in the Hooded districts
were destroyed. The usual rains began
Julv 25 and continue until Au. 15.
English to Buy t nlou Pacific.
London, Oct. 5. The Daily Chroni
cle publishes under it-serve a sensa
tional report that a strong Loudon syn
dicate has sent the United States gov
ernment, through Consul General
Osborne, an offer to purchase the Union
Pacific railroad. According to this
report a New York syndicate has of
fered 9,000,000 and the government
has decided. to sell the road at auction
Nov. 1, believing it will realize at least
10,000,000 and perhaps ll,O0O,C0O or
Bismarck Favors Naval Bill.
Berlin, Oct. 5. The Schlesische
Zeitung publishes an interview with
Prince Bismarck, in which he is repre
sented as approving the strengthening
of the navy by an increase in the num
ber of cruisers and a replacement of
obselete battleships, but us depricating
a course calculated to alarm the tax
payers by what the prince calls &
BATTLE OF THE BONES.
xperts Have as All Day Iauins; In the
Chicago, Oct. 5. The seventh week
of the trial of Luetgert, the alleged wife
murderer, opened today with an undi
minished crush of people at the criminal
court building. Luetgert and his in
separable cigar reached the courtroom
half an hoar before the opeuiug hour.
The big sausage maker was clean
ghaved, neatly attired aud apparently in
the best of spirits.
"I can stand rhis sort of thing a life
time so far as the physical endurance is
concerned." aaid Luetgcir when com
plimented by Attorney Phaleu mon his
personal appearance. "But I wish it
was over with,"" continued Luetgert, as
he sent a cloud of tobacco smoke in the
air. "It wears on a man's nervous sys
tem, imperially if thy weather is warm."
The trial yjli last at least three
weeks longer," said State's Attorney
Dtsjifeu today. "When the defruse
closes wi r-hal! have at least a week of
r3buttal evidenca, Th.4 the defense
will come along with another week of
the same kind of evidence. If we get
through with the speeches in a week'
tjme we will be doing well."
I'lw battle of the bones was again
waged all day, one set of exeris dis
puting the identifications, aud theories
of another. Luetgert is not likely to
go on the witness staud until next week.
The big prisoner is stiil impatient to tell
his story. "In three hours' time I
could convince that jury of my inno
cence,"' said Luotgett today. "I will
make liars of mauy people when J get
on ts Staud. They cau't ie LuergeK
to the gaJhiwK. My story will make
One of the incidents of the day was
the sawiug of a temporal bone by Dr.
Pierce and Dr. Riese.
was watched by Attorney McSwen for
the prosecution aud ex-Judge Viucent
for the defense. The sawing was done
in a waiting room. The surgeons were
very coy and Judge Tuthill sent a
bailiff after t htm, remarking : "Those
fellows have been oat there long enough
to saw a cord of wood."
London) Press Comment.
London, Oct. 5 . The newspapers
here generally pay much attention to
the Ndw York political campaign, pub
lishing long dispatches and editorials
on the subject. The Gtabe gays : Judg
ing from The Times' dispatch Henry
George will be the nest mayor of New
York. The European anarchists aud
socialists ivill support the man whose
childish economic and wild theories
are detested in every capita jn Europe.
The Pall Mall Gazette's article is writ
ten by an American, aud concludes by
ftating that Tammany will win.
ssloc or Captain Chatard.
St. Louis, Otft. 5. Captain Frederick
Chatard, an old resident of St. Louis,
and the oldest surviving officer of the
confederate navy, is dead at the Mnl
Jauphy hospital. He was also thought
to be the oldest surviving officer of the
aid United States, nayy of ante-bellum
days. Captain Chatard was born in
Baltimore in ISO?, aud entered the Unit
ed States navy in 1834.
Injunction Against McNall.
ToPEiu, Kn- Oct. 5. The Travel
ers Life Insurant company of Hart
ford, Conn., began injunction proceed
ings in the federal court today against
Webb McNall, state insurance commis
sioner, not only to prevent him from
revoking the icecsa of the company to
do business in the state, put from ex
amining fhe books of thp company.
This is a step further than any insur
ance company has yt gone in the fight
against the cointtiisaioues. McNeil
had announced his intention of sending
experts to Hartford to examine the
" CHECKING HOG1 CHOLERA.
aeeoas Atteads Eflfortu of Bail way Agaats
Dubuque, Oct. 5. The Chicago, Mil
waukee and St. Paul and Chicago, Bar
lington and Quincy Railway companies
are still experimenting with a view to
chucking hog cholera, which has been
so seriously decimating tba herds along
their lines as to reduce the uhipments j
materially, xnat success nas attended
their efforts is shown by letters from
scores of farmers and hog raisers who
have followed the advice and used the
remedies recommended by the agents of
the railroad companies. One of the
most active agents in the effort to les
sen the death rate of hogs isF. J.
Clemens, division freight agent of the
Milwaukee, whose headquarters are at
Dubuque. He aaid today: "A thorough
investigation at various points into the
cause of hog cholera leads me to believe
that the disease is caused mainly by ir
regular and improper feeding. The dis
ease ia more prevalent in the fall, when
farmers commence to gather the ani
mals for market, than at any other
time. Hogs are then taken from the
pasture, crowded in'o pens and per
mitted to gorge themselves with grain.
If care were taken in changing from
one grain to another, and in the quan
tity given at regular times, I believe
that what is called hog cholera would
be prevented." He is on the road all
the time advising farmers and ende .v
oring to demonstate experimentally
that hog cholera is not caused by a
germ, as is popularly supposed.
GETS FIVE MILLION
Details of Arrangements for
Washington, Oct. 5. Nearly 51,
000,000 is the total amount that is to be
received by the government for its lien
upon the Union Pacific railway as a re
sult of the foreclosure sale on Nov. 1.
Both the official of the org.-.nizatiion
and the representatives of the organiza
tion aud the repivseutativcs of the re
organization syndicate are very reticent
as to the details of the transaction, but
the negotiations of the last few days
have led to an agreement which is in
effect an increase of abaut f 5,000,000 in
the amount which the government ia to
receive for its lien.
This will make the increase in the
cash balance of the treasury as a result
of the sale of the road aud the bauds iu
the sinking fund about $46,900,000, as
the $4,937,216 iu cadi belonging to t'ie
Union Pacific siukiug fund is now car
ried as part of the cash iu the treasury.
It is now understood that all the pay
ments are to be made two mouths after
the sale, which would briug iu the total
amount paid by the first of January.
The government is then required to pay
on January 1 on account of matured
bonds of the various Pacific railroads
$30,000,000 in round numbers, so that
about all but $16,000,000 of money paid
for the government interest in the road
will go hack into circulation immedi
ately on that date.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ARRESTED
Christian Citizenship League Making a
Fight on Officials.
Chicago, Oct. 5. The entire board
of commissioners of Cook county was
arrested today on warrants taken out by
the Christian Citizenship league of
North Harvey, a small town adjoining
The offense for which the county
commissioners were arrested was the
issuance of a liquor license to Hans
Peetz of the town of Bremen, whose
saloon lies within the two mile limit of
the village of North Harvey. It is
claimed the act of the board was a
violatiou of the local option law which
gives incorporated cities and villages
the right to prescribe prohibition dis
tricts. The license was granted, it was
claimed, iu spite of the protests from
the citizens of North Harvey.
The commissions say that the matter
was carefully considered aud they be
lieve they had a right to issue fhe
All of the commissioners were imme
diately released on bonds withiu a few
niiuutes after the warrants had been
Solly Smith Whips Dixon,
San Francisco. Oct. 5. Solly Smith
of Los Angeles was given the decision
over George Dixon of Boston in a 20
round fight last night. The match was
virtually for the championship of the
featherweight class and Smith is now
at tba top. The fight was not a re
markably fast one, the men taking no
chances except in two or three rounds,
when Dixon attempted to force matters,
Biuith, However, who has greatly iui.
proved niuee he met Dixon, had all the
better of the infighting, using his right
with great effect both on the body aud
head. Smith was cool throughout the
fight aud came ont without a mark of
any kin;l, His blocking and ducking
of Dixon's leads were the features of
the fight and kept him oat of harmjs
New World's Records.
Kalamazoo, Mich., Oct, 5. The
local phiuk track today maintained its
reputation as being one of the fastest in
the country. In the half mild handi
cap, amateur, E. W. Peabody of Chi
cago made a new world's record of
1 :00 1 .-5 ; A- C. Mertena, John S. John
son on a triplet likewise made a world's
record for a mile, going the distance in
1 :46 4-5. The old record was 1 :50. In
the professional events A. C. Mertens
of Minneapolis and Nat Butler of
Boston proved to be the stars of the
day- The former won the one mile
open professional n a desperate finish
with Butler, while ths latter won the
one mile handicap in hollow style,
being many lengths in front of Cooper,
who was second.
Antifaalon Convention s Failure.
Lincoln, Oct. 5. The antifusion
Populist state convention yesterday af
ternoon watt aluKfet a. failure. Bohan
uau's hall was advertised as tlm plaf-f?
af meeting, but the convention was
held in a private office, the purpose be
ing, so it was announced by the dele
gates, to outwit those favorable to fu
sion who might attempt to gain control,
as was done last year. After ascertain
ing the almost total absence of dele
gates from outside of this county.it was
voted to postpone the state convention,
which means its abandonment. Local
Relegates then organized as a county
convention and selected a ticket.
Illinois Uny Kxarclaea.
Chicago, Oct. 5. Mayor Carter H.
farriscn and Secretary of the Treasury
Lyman J, Gage, loyal Chioagoans, have
leaped into the breach left by Governor
Tanner and will head the Prairie state
delegation that will attend the Illinois
day exercises at the Nashville exposi
tion on Oct. 9. Mayor Harrison has in
formed the Illinois exposition commis
posers that he would go and take any
part in its functions to which they
wished to assign him. Lyman J. Gage
also promised to 'accompany the com
mission and do what he could.
!fo Begin Coining Silver.
8ax Fkajjciscq, Oct. 5. As a result
pf the revival in trade,' the mint in this
city WiU at once resume the coinage of
silver dollar in accordance with n
ftttDiggsrMiTf4 from WaahUfton,
The order necessitated the appointment
of 15 new employes, all of whom were
selected from -the eligible list under
civil service rules. Most of them were
among the number suspended when the
mint discontinued the coinage of silver
in July last.
Btoca Reeelve the Peaaaafc,
Boston. Oct. 5. The Boston Baseball
club received the pennant as national
champions at the Tremont theater last
Bight. Mayor Quincy made the pres
entation speech and Manager Selee ac
cepted the pennant in behalf of the
club, the members of which together
with the Baltimore team, occupied .all
the boxes of the theater. The theater
was crowded and they took their seats.
Big Water Wheels.
SnuNOFiELD, O., Oct. 5. The James
Lsffel Waterwheel company, which is
running daily until 9 p.m., today closed
a contract with St. Paul capitalists for
six turbine water wheels of 1,000 horse
power each for a $3,000,000 power plant
will furnish electricity to Butte and
power to several large copper mines
which are located near Butte. The
wheels will be the largest built.
Big Packing Hoase Deal.
St. Paul, Oct. 5. The large pork
packing and beef packing establish
ment heretofore occupied by the Minne
apolis Packing and Provision company
has been leased for !-9 years to the firm
of Swift A Co. of Chicago. The plant
is a large one 'and cost $600,000. The
pork packing plant has a capacity of
6,000 hogs a day aud the beef plant a
capacity of 800 head per day.
Belle Fourche Itobhera Held.
Belle Fouuche, S. D., Oct. 5. The
preliminary hearing of the bank rob
bers, who give their names as Tom
Jones, Waller Putney and Frank Jones,
resulted in holding all three to the
grand jury for $10,000 each. Each
of the prisoners was positively identified
by three witnesses, who were present
at the time the bank was robbed.
Ilt-ath or L. 1. Palmer.
St. Paul. Oct. 5. L. D. Palmer,
founder of the Muscatine lodge, the
first Masonic organization in Iowa, for
many years a prominent business man
in Sioux City, and Yankton, S. D., a
leadiug Democratic politician in those
two slates, and postmaster at Yankton
under President Cleveland, died here
today aged 77.
Tramps Start a Costly lllase.
Winona, Ills., Oct. . Fire, supposed
to have been started by tramps, de
stroyed the stock barn of Burgess Bros,
last night. Thirty horses, many of
which had taken premiums at the re
cent state fair at Springfield, were de
stroyed. Loss, $30,000; insurance on
the barn alone.
Salvation Army Captain Arrested.
Norfolk, Neb., Oct. 5. Captain
Lynes of the Salvation Army was ar
rested on the streets yesterday for per
sisting in holding a meeting on the
main street, instead of the side streets,
as directed by the city council. After
the meeting dispersed the captain was
Water Ia Demand at He Per Quart.
Osceola. Ark., Oct. 5. Qwing to the
long continued drouth in this vicinity
wells and springs have gone entirely
dry, and the people now are compelled
to buy water for drinking purposes.
Water sells rapidly at 5 cents a quart,
and the demand greatly exceeds the
Hippie to Succeed Doaae.
Lincoln, Oct. 5. The appointment
has been nnounced of A. H. Hippie of
Omaha as a member of the board of
trustees of the deaf and dumb and
blind institutions to succeed Judge
Old Man Burned to Death.
Cedar Rapids, Oct. 5. This morn
ing at 4 o'clock the house of Mr. Parks
near Dixon was burned to the ground.
Mr. Parks, who was 74 years old aud
alone at home, perished in the namesi.
fibfetttoitiil local. 1
The Hrat Wave.
The first ten days of September, 1897,
gave the country a memorable hot wave
for the time of year. The temieratnre
ranged to 85 and 98 degrees every day
from Aug. 31 to Sept. 9, with high south
In explanation we might say that the
warm air of the northern hemisphere goes
over to the southern hemisphere to form
the southern summer, and returns in
spring to form our northern summer.
When this goes south promptly, we
have cool Septembers and cool Autumns,
but when it goes slowly then our au
tumns are mild; and our springs are cool
when the return is slow.
There is no harm if we note these char
acteristics, and thus lie able to judge of
the to be weather.
Our August temperature was cool, and
when September entered, the warm air
returned in place of going Bonth. At
times it does thus for the months of
March, June, September and December.
This has long been noted, more especi
ally for the month of March.
An old weather proverb says; "When
March comes in like a lamb, it goes out
like a lion." So we may judge that the
corresponding days of October will give
us a cool wave.
The passage of this air is often by the
surface winds, but at times the air passes
by ascensional winds, and descensional
winds as cyclones. It dose this same on
the sun's surface, giving rise to sun spots
or an absence of sun spots at minimum
periods. Our earth is having a mini
mum period, and the air moves by sur
face winds. There is a tendency of late
for this passage of air on the earth's sur
face to be slow at moving. Thus onr
springs are cool, and our autumns warm.
In 1883, the passage of air to the south
was slow, and for the four days last of
January we had high dust winds from the
north, while in the southern hemisphere
the cool air came down bringing moist
ure, such that in Australia it rained 74
inches of water in four days, by the Brit
ish government measure.
Our atmosphere has a time getting
over the equatorial area into the gulf of
Mexico basin, and agajn to get over the
divide north and into the Arctic basin.
So also there is a time on its return.
Thus we can note the frequent north
and the south winds for the Missouri
Any judging of the to be weather from
the points here presented is not predic
tion of weather, but rather a plain state
ment of observed fact.
The how and the why it does thus are
the simple action of nature's laws, and
present no difficulty for the explanation
or understanding, at least, when we give
proper explanation to the movements of
tfea atmosphere of our globe.
. J. Corcs.
We desire to return our heartfelt
thanks to neighbors and friends for
kindnesses in our affliction, the loss of
our loved one.
Mb. and Mrs. John Sisbue
When you wish neat, clean, clear,
handsome work done in the line of
printing, call at The Journal office.
Te Cairage aad the East.
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" or
the Chicago, Milwaukee Sc St. Paul Rail
way, via Omaha and Council Bluffs,
affords excellent facilities to reach their
destinations in a manner that .will be
sure to give the utmost satisfaction.
A reference to the time tables will in
dicate the 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 Railway, 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.
A. Nash, General Agent, Omaha, Neb.
To California. Comfortably.
Every Thursday afternoon, a tourist
sleeping car for Salt Lake City, San
Francisco and Los Angeles leaves Oma
ha and Lincoln via the Burlington
It is carpeted; upholstered in rattan;
has spring seats and backs and is pro
vided with curtains, bedding, towels,
soap, etc. An experienced excursion
conductor and a uniformed Pullman
porter accompany it through to the Pa
While neither so expensively finished
nor so fine to look at as a palace sleeper,
it is just as good to ride in. Second
class tickets are accepted for passage
and the price of a berth, wide enough
and big enough for two, is only $5.
For folder giving full particulars, call
at nearest Burlington ticket office, or
write to J. Francis, O. P. A., Burlington
Route, Omaha, Neb. 22dec
Burlington Koute California Rxrnriitint.
Cheap; quick; comfortable.
Leave Omaha 4.35 p. m., Lincoln G.10
p. m. and Hastings 8.50 p. m. every
Thursday in clean, modern, not crowded
tourist sleepers. No transfers; cars run
right through to San Francisco and Los
Angeles over the scenic route through
Denver and Salt Lake City. Cars are
carpeted; upholstered in rattan; have
spring seats and backs.are provided with
curtains, bedding, towels, soap, etc.
Uniformed porters and experienced ex
cursion conductors accompany each ex
cursion, relieving passengers of all both
er about baggage, pointing out objects
of interest and in many other ways help
ing to make the overland trip a delight
ful experience. Second class tickets are
honored. Berths $5.
For folder giving full information, call
at nearest Burlington Route ticket office,
or write to J. Francis, General Passen
ger Agent, Omaha, Neb. to25apr'8
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WcALUSTER ft CORNELIUS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
State of Nebh ask , I , .
Platte county, )
In the county court, in and for said county. In
the matter of the estate ot Sam W. W. Wilson
deceased, late of ud county.
At a settsion of the county court for aaid coun
ty, holden at the connty judge'it office In Colum
bus, in said county on the2itthdayof Septemher,
A. I). 1W7. ireont. J. N. KiHnn. county judge.
On rending and hling the fi-iricd petition of
Lizzie Wilnon praying that letter of adminiH.
tration lie ixsued Henry T. Soocrry on the-tate
of said decedent.
Thereupon.it N ordered that the 2Xd day of
October. A. I. 1SU7. at it o'clock, a. m.. he align
ed for the henriiKf tmd petition nt the county
judge's olhee in said county.
And it i further ordered, that duo legal notice
be given of the pendency and hearing of said
petition by publication in ThkCoi.umuus Joub
NAL for three consecutive weeks.
(A true copy of the order.)
Dated, Columbus, Neb.. Sept. 29. 1697.
J. N. Kiliix,
tioctS County Judge.
In the matter of the estate of Michnel WIeezyk,
deceased. Notice to creditors.
Notice ia hereby given that the creditors of
said deceased will meet the administ rator of said
estate, before me, connty judge of Platte connty,
Nebraska, at my office in Columbus, said conn
ty. on the 14th day of October, 1S97, on the 11th
day of January, 1894. and on the 14th day of
April, 1894, at 9 o'clock a. m. each day, for
the purpose of presenting their claims for exam
ination, adjustment and allowance.
Six months are allowed for the creditors to
present their claims and one year for the ad
ministrator to settle said estate from the 14th
day of October, 1897, and this notice is ordered
published in The Columbus Joubnal, for four
consecntiva weeks, prior to the 6th day of Oc
J N. KlLIAK,
S2sep4 Connty Jndge.
NOTICE TO REDEEM.
To Amos Gates or whom it may concern:
Von are hereby notified that the following
described real estate, to wit: Lot? one (1) and
two (2) in block one hundred and three IVIi) in
the city of Columbus. Platte county, Nebraska,
were purchased at the office of the county treas
urer of Platte county, Nebraska, at private tax
sale, March 4th. 18W, by Fanny Merz. for delin
quent taxes for the years 189s and 1894 inclusive,
and said Fanny Mere is the present owner and
holder of said certificate. The said lots werb
taxed in the name of Amos (iiitea and the time
for redemption of said certificate will expire on
the 4th day of March, 1M.
floctst Fanny Merz.
To all whom it may concern:
The Board of Supervisors in regular session
September 13th, l-3'.'j, declared the following sec
tion line opened as a public road, viz:
Commencing at the north corner on section
line between sections 22 and 23, town 17, range 1
east and running thence soath on section line
one mile and terminating at the southeast cor
ner of section 22-17-1 east.
Now all objections thereto or claims for dam
ages caused thereby must be tiled in the connty
clerk's office, by Saturday, October SO, 1897. or
such road may be established without fnrther
Dated at Columbus, Neb., Oct. 4, 1697.
6oct4 County Clerk.
To whom it may concern:
The Board of Supervisors in regular session
September 16th. 1897, declared fhe following
section line opened as a public road:
Commencing on north corner on section line
between sections 22 and 29, township 17. range 1
east, and running thence on section line one
mile south and terminating at the southeast
corner ot section 22 and southwest corner of
section 23, town 17, range 1 east. .
Now all objections thereto must be filed in the
connty clerk's office by Saturday. October 23d.
1897. or such road may be established without
further reference thereto.
Dated Columbus, Nebr., Sept. lf.lg7.
2Skp4 County Clark.
MEDHOF & CO.
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Dress Goods, Cloak Goods and Silks, fancy, brocade, Dress
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40-inch wide, all-wool Dress Flannel, nil colors, at 25c a vard.
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38-inch all-wool Fancies at 28c a yard
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New Silks in fancy brocades at 50 and 75c.
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Ladies' and children's Hosiery, at 5c, 10c, 15c, and an iron
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Ladies' men's ami children's Underwear, at 25c, ladies and
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In the district court of Platte county. Nebras
ka, in trie matter of the estate of Henry H.
f lodfrey, deceased. Order to show caiie.
This cmise came on for hearing this 11th day
of September, 1897, upon the petition of Albert
Ituwell. administrator for the estate of Henry
S. (lodfrey, deceased, prayin;; for license to sell
the real estate described as follow: The east
half of the southeast quarter of section thirteen,
township eighteen, north of range three west of
the 6th P. M., in Platte county, Nebraska, said
land to liesold for the payment of debtH allowed
ogainfrt said estate by the prob-ite court of said
county, anil the costs of administration, there
being no personal estate or proierty out of
which to pay said claims and expenses.
It Is therefore ordered by the court that all
persons interested in said estate appear Iwfore
me at the court house in Columbus. Platte
county, Nebraska, on the 30th day of October,
1897. at the hour of 1 o'clock r. m. of said dav.
to show cause why license should not be granted
to said administrator to bell the above described
real estate or so much thereof as shall be neces
sary to pay said debt and claim so allowed am I
the expense of administering said estate.
And it is further ordered that a copy of this
order be published four consecutive weeks in
Thk Columbch Journal, a weekly newspaper
published in Columbus, Platte county, Nebras
ka, prior to October 20, 1S97.
J. J. HCLUVAX,
NOTICE PROBATE OF WILL.
Notice probate of will, Andy Devany, decea.ed.
In the County Court of Platte county, Ne
braska. The State of Nebraska to the heirs
and next of kin of said Andy Devany,
Take notice, that upon Hiing of a written in
strument purporting to be the last will and testa
ment of Andy Devany for probate and allow
ance, it is ordered that said matter be set for
hearing the ISth day of October. A. D.. 1897. be
fore said connty court, at the hour of 9 o'clock
a. m., at which time any person interested may
appear and contest the same; and due notice
of this proceeding is ordered published three
weeks successively in The Columbus Journal,
u weekly and legal newspaper, printed, publish
ed and of general circulation in said county
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my
hand and official seal at Columbus this 27th day
of September, A. D. li7,
J. N. Kilian.
29sep!i County Judge.
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Thk St tk ok Nfbhahk. )
County of Platte, JHM'
In the county court, in and for said county. In
the matter of the estate of Mariatiriinder.de-
ceat-ed. late of said county.
At a M-sbion of the county court for said
connty, holden at the county judge's office in
Columbus, in fa id county on the 1.1th duy of
September. A. I. 197. present, J. N. Kiliuu.
county judge. On rending and filing the duly
verified petition of Anna Maria Uchwank. pray
ing that letters of administration he issued to
her on the estate of said decedent.
Thereupon, it is ordered that the 9th day of
October. A. L. lSt7. at 9 o'clock, a. m., Iw
assigned for the hearing of said petition at Ihi
connty judge's office in suid county.
And it is further ordered, that due legal notice
be given of the tendency anil hearing of said
petition by publication in TiikCoi.UJJBUS JoCH
XU for threw consecutiie weeks.
(A true copy of the order.)
Dated Columbus, Neb., gept. 13, 1897. 22aep3t
M. C. CASSIN,
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prices paid for
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