The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, October 13, 1897, Image 2

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Columbus gonrual.
For Judge of the Supreme Court,
A. M. POST, of Platte.
For Regents of the State University,
JOHN N. DBYDEN, of Buffalo.
C. W. KALEY, of Webster.
For Treasurer,
For Clerk,
For Judge,
For Sup't Public Inetrnction,
For Sheriff,
For Supervisor District G and 7,
The prices of farm products are com
ing around to old times under protection.
Even wool is feeling the effect of the
rise in price from 17 cents a pound last
year, to 27 this.
Nebraska day was the biggest day at
Nashville, except Nashville's own. It is
supposed that 18,000 people beard Bryan
speak for an hour. Senator Allen also
Gov. Hoixxxb went away last Wed
nesday, and Lieut. Gov. Harris not
being at home either, Frank Ransom,
president of the senate, became acting
Don't forget' that this nation, during
the life of the McKinley bill, furnished
foreign land 1G, 000,000 barrels of flour
more annually than it did any year
under the life of the Wilson bill.
At J o'clock Friday morning an earth
quake shook New Madrid, Mo. No
damage was done. New Madrid was the
scene of u violent earthquake in 1811,
when a groat part of the land in the en
tire count sank several feet and was
overflowed by water from the Mississippi.
IIenky Geokoe has accepted five
nominations for mayor of Greater New
York, tendered by tho combined Bryan
democratic, populist and single tax
forces. This strengthens the belief
which has been growing for months that
the leaders of fusion are nearly ready
to drop the silver i6sne and take up the
Eingle-tax theory, of which Henry George
is one of the most pronounced advocates.
Dr. Stephen Emmens of New York, it
seems, is about .to decide the silver con
test. He claims that he has sold to the
government a Biibslanco which the gov
ernment experts pronounced 658 thous
andths gold and 2C0 thousandths silver,
and afterwards still further increasing
the ratio of gold. He claims to take
Mexican silver dollars and put them
through a secret process of his own, a
heavy pressure without tho development
of heat and promises to put his new
process gold in circulation shortly, at
the rate of a million dollars a month.
Dr. Emmens' theory is that silver is gold
in the making.
Nothing further is heard about that
proposed retaliatory legislation in Ar
gentine with reference to the United
States and her imports into that conn
try. Nor is there any realization of the
great commercial troubles between the
United States and other foreign coun
tries which tho free traders were predic
ting as a result of the new tariff. Sixty
days have passed since it went into
operation and nothing has happened to
prevent the steady inflow and outflow
of commerce between the two nations.
The fact that the United States proves
the best market with most of these for
eign countries will prevent their taking
any action which would disturb their
own business relations or reduce the
market which their people have in the
United States for their productions.
The populists and democrats met in
separate mass convention in Columbus
last Saturday to place in nomination a
candidate for Supervisor in district No.
1 and 2. The populists met first and
unanimously nominated R. Y. Lisco,
which was the proper thing for them to
do because Mr. Lisco made a good
officer and is entitled to a renomination
by his party for a second term. Then
the democrats met and placed in nomi
nation Julius Ernst of Bntler and John
Kyle of Loup. Some one then made a
motion that the convention endorse the
populist nominee, Mr. Lisco. This
latter measure was strenuously opposed
by a few democrats present but it was
of no avail.
On the informal ballot 0 votes were
cast for Kyle, 7 for Ernst and 43 for
Lisco. Julius Ernst then withdrew in
favor of Kyle and Judge Duffy made an
appeal to the convention to place in
nomination a democrat, but he was
gagged by the chairman and the formal
ballot showed 11 votes for Kyle and 43
for Lisco, whereupon Lisco was declared
the nominee of the convention. Fellow
democrats, that was almighty mean and
indiscreet of you. The district in ques
tion has six times as many democrats as
it has populists and if you can't find a
good-enough democrat in that district
to represent you on the county board
you had better quit the party and join
the pops. This editor has ever been
friendly to the populists and we have
used all honorable means to effect fusion
in local as well as state affairs, but the
action taken by that would-be democra
tic supervisor's convention is enough to
make democratic editors bolt the ticket
and join the prohibition party. When
Mr. Ernst withdrew in favor of J. B.
Kyle we thought that a majority of the
democrats present would have self re
spect enough to nominate him, because
. Mr. Kyle is and always has been a
launch democrat, and he would make
an official as competent and honorable
as any pop in the universe, but he must
bs-turned down in a democratic strong
hold and the nomination given to a pop
ulist. Will some one please mention a
township, county or state in the union
where the populists constitute an over
whelming majority and a democrat
receives the only office within the gift of
the people in that respective place? Not
much! But go right along, democratic
brethernand drive the respectable ele
ment of the party into the republican
camp. Do the unfair and unwise thing
with yourself and feed the populist
ringsters and political sharks and -heed
the prayer of those democratic office
seekers who don't know what itmeanB
to contend for a principle but who are
elfish and mean enough to sell out
their party and friends at every turn of
the road. We must have bimetallism
ia 1900 bat if you keep on with this
foolishness there will not be enough
.democrats left in this county to carry a
agktowBsfcip. Platte Csnter Signal ,
Governor Holcomb is Charged with Fraud by
Acting-Governor Ransom.
Knew Bartley was Short when He Began His Second
Term. Meserve's Straw Bond It Begins to Dawn on
the Populist Officials that the Governor's Connection
with These Straw Bonds is a Serious Matter.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 11, lS97.-This week has developed eomeifurther startling facte in
reference to Meserve's financial condition at McCookand in reference to the governor's
knowledge when be approved the second Bartley bond that Bartley was already short in
his accounts. At Omaha, daring the progress of the trial gaint Bartley's bond, Frank
Hansom, who is one of the attorneys for the bondsmen, who is a poi-nlist state senator
from Omaha, and who is now state chairman of the so-called freesiUtr republican state
committee, openly charged and offered to prove that Bartley was already short when he
commenced his second term and that Governor Holcomb knew it.
"A frand was perpetrated," cried Kanscm. 'That fraud wa per:-t rated onthe one
hand by the governor of the state of Nebnuk. and on the other J:sui by Joseph S.
John II. Ames, who is on Hartley's second ond. bnt not oa the first, landing himself
before the court, eaid, "Has the state through its governor any more rigJit to rob us than
an individual has? When I was asked to sign that bond I hesitated. 1 had been for
twelve weeks on a sirk bed. I considered then that the governor exMniued Bartley's
books. I thought the governor an hoaorable nmn and an attorney. At. he said nothing I
thought Bartley hail squared up and was an honest man. 1 signed, I wan induced to sign
by fraud."
Attorney Itansom, who is President pro tern of the populist state senate, who is chair,
man of the free silver republican state central committee, who was un or the chief ma
nipnlators in securing the nominations of Judge Sullivan, the fusion candidate for
supreme judge, and who is now acting governor while the. real governor is touring the
South in a private car. and while the Lieut. Governor is ranging on a revival meeting
down in Missouri, this Attorney Hansom, this fusion leader brought into court deputy
treasurer Bartlett and offered to prove by him that he was present at a conference lst ween
Holcomb and Bartley wherein to Holcomb was made known the fart that Bartley was
already short in hisaccounts. But Attorney General Smith objected to this proof being
brought out. Smyth contended thnt even if the governor knew then that Bartley wa
ohort, this knowledge on the iart of tho governor won hi not release th.- londsaien for
liability. Hansom contends! that the governor's knowledge thnt Hartley liad already
commenced his default, and the failnro of the governor to count the money and to make
known the true condition of Hartley's account- was a fraud upon the jifw landsmen as
well a9 a fraud upon the taxpajen whose money win lx?:ng taken.
All these developments have caused a profound sensation here at Liuoiln, and have
placed the governor alongside of Joe Bartley in tho public eje just .-.. win prophesied in
these letters some weeks ago. Tho governor's connection with this matter, as well as with
other matters not yet fnlly developed, lias been known here at Lincoln, but the public has
lieen slow to believe, for tho reasons which I have liefore stated, that he was mild mannered
and patronizing, pious and pretentious, and the general public hid conceded from the
Mart that he was a "good man, lietter than his party."
And now with this sensation that the governor wat in complicity with Bartley. comes an
additional sensation about Meserve, the present treasurer, that not only w.ih hi induction
into the county treisiin-hip at McCook a business plan Imt ween lit.'ii and his creditors
there, not only did he put up the same straw bond deal with the governor that Bartley luul
idajed so Hiccessfully. but it now comt to light, through au examination of the county
records at McCook, that Meserve, within the upace o about a year while he was county
treasurer, was able to pay off $M,M0 of his debts, although his salary was only $2,000 a
Where this indebtedness now rests could ba shown if the governor would demand of
Meserve a new bond and require of him a showing of his condition. Ir is hinted by jKipu
list officials at the state house, who are alarmed at the sitnation, that tho governor, on his
return from the southern junket, in order to ward off suspicion, will order Mutr. the in
vestigator, to go through one of his perlavering erformances anil make a report on tho
btate treasurer. It is further hinted that Mrtvrve, who has been making some hurried
trips to MeCook lately will issue through the influence of his former creditors there some
sort of pronunciamento which will title him over in the confidence of his jiarty until after
election. It's a tangled web, and the toils are tightening ever' hour.
Whether the governor on his return will demand of Meserve a new bond I cannot fay,
but in case he refuses, or attempts to soothe the public with one of his open letter explan
ations, either for himself, Meserv, or Mutz, thon there is a little cloud on the horizon of
the Mipulist sky, for there is a wheel within the wheels of the state house machine that is
not moving in harmony and there is an official there who has lieen gossipiied about ami
spit on by the gang until he i tired.
One of the state officers, while the sensation which occurred at the bond trial in Omaha
was being read out loud to a group of bystanders, slid, "The governor mnst explain this.
We can't stand it." And then there followed a conference among some of the officials at
which it was discussed that the governor should be called upon to clear up the charges
made by Senator Hansom and to take some steps toward putting the affairs of state treas
urer Meserve on a safer basis before the public. It begins to dawn on the populist officials
that the governor's connection with these straw londs is a serious matter. Heretofore
Edmnndson and the topnliet officers have appeared to be utterly indifferent as to criti
cism. They seemed to have considered that their plare in the confidence of the public
was alsolutely secure. Hartley's defalcation was the cloud behind which'all populist de
formity could hide from public view.
Bear in mind that when Senator Hansom made this sweeping charge egainst'the'sovern
or, ho was at that very moment acting governor of the stats, for Governor Holcomb and
Lieut. Governor Harris were both out of the state, and Ransom, as Pres. pro tern of the
senate was the acting governor. Here then is Acting Governor Ransont charging in open
court that Governor Holcomb was knowing to Bartley's shortage at the time he was ap
proving his second bond, anil that such innocent sureties as John H. Ames were induced
to sign the bond by the fraudulent pretense of the governor that he had examined the
treasury as provided by law and that it was in sound condition. As I close this letter I
learn that an informal meeting was held today at the etate house, of the populist officials
there, at which it was decided to urge uon the governor and if possible force upon him
prompt action as soon as he returns from his southern junket. J. W. Johnson.
The people cannot
traders, Tne customs receipts will soon
resume normal conditions under protec
tion, and before four years the same organs
will likely take up their old wail of "the
danger of the enormous surplus in the
treasury.' Inter Ocean.
It is pretty safe to say that no one
who voted for McKinley last full Las
regretted doing so.
The same rule will hold good with ref
erence to the republican state and
county ticket.
It is exceptionally good throughout.
No apologies are needed.
Every man of them does his ditty
according to hiB ability, and all lire in
the light of patriotic endeavor as taught
by the great exemplars of disinterested
love of country.
The republican party in the years of
the past has shown its capacity for gov
ernment; its genius for grasping the
vital questions at issue, in a practical
and business-like way, and bringing to
the actual affairs of life a solid, good
sense that is mightily commendable.
This is so wonderfully apparent in
contrast between Harrison's administra
tion and Clevelands, and between
Cleveland's and thus much of McKin
ley's. in but the single matter of the
better financial management under the
republican administrations, that it is
now all but universally conceded that
Clevelandism was one of the biggest
mistakes ever made by any political
party in this country at the very least
a 3262,000,000 blunder.
Remember Cleveland and vote the
entire republican ticket.
Among the eighty people at our state
house, there is at least one who will not
humiliate the populist party by the use
of free railroad passes. It is well known
that railroads give freely to state offi
cials and their friends all the free
passes they want. But the man re
ferred to has conscientious scruples
against accepting anything of the kind.
He argues that if the railroads carry
free all those who receive good sala
ries and have plenty of means, then
when the poor and uninfluential take a
ride, they must pay donble what it is
worth to make up for the loss for haul
ing the rich free of charge. He says the
free pass system is fully as wicked as if
the rich and official classes combined
and got red postage stamps free of
charge, and then the poor and uninflu
ential pay four cents for every stamp, so
as to make up the loss forgiving stamps
free to a favored crowd. It is well
known that the roads do not tender
free passes as a gift. Corporations are
continually overreaching and imposing
on individuals. Free passes are given
to the strong, the rich, and those clothed
with official power, well knowing it will
enlist all the power of these classes in a
continuation of corporate extortion and
be deceived by free
The gentlemen referred to has al
ready paid about $250 for railroad tick
ets this year for himself and family
when free passes could have been had
every trip. It is well known that an
honored member of our House of repre
sentatives paid fare all last winter when
passes at the state house were as free as
water. One memlter of the state senate
' was heard to say, at the close of the
session last April, that he sorely re
gretted many times during the session
that he had received a free pass and
that if he was ever again elected to
office he would flatly refuse any and all
favors from railroads.
Tiiere is room in this state for an
association that will push for a law
placing railroad rates at two cents per
mile and making it a penal offense to
give or receive a free pass. Who will
take up the fight and carry it to a
The above is from the Independent,
the state organ of the populists, and is
edited by Eager, who is clerk of the
When it is remembered that this is
the leading populist paper in the state,
and that there are still some conscien
tious men even in the populist party,
this arraignment of the too prevalent
custom of taking passes for nothing,
becomes all the more emphatic.
Judge Wilson of Colorado Knocks Out a
Perpetual Injunction.
Denver, Oct. 12. Judge Wilson of
the court of appeal, with Judges
Thompson and Bisaell concurring,
handed down an opinion today in
which he makes a vigorous attack on
"government by injunction." In the
case of H. Schradskie against the Ap
peal Clothing company, wherein the
plaintiff was given a perpetual injunc
tion by the lower court restraining the
defendant from advertising a certain
atooks of goods as bankrupt stock, the
court of appeals reverses the decree and
remands the cause to the trial court
with instructions to dissolve and dis
miss the bill.
We cannot approve a practice," said
Judge Wilson, nor subscribe to a doc
trine which permits the exercise by the
courts of the extraordinary power of
injunction relief for every wrong or
infringement upon the rights of an
other. Such a course of procedure, if
carried to its ultimate natmral conclu
sion, would tend to entirely subvert the
fundamental principles upon which our
system of laws is founded."
Faver Saal Kearaeaatattoa.
Dubuque, la., Oct. 12. The Method
ist conference before adjournment voted
almost unanimously in favor 'of equal
lay representation.
Nebraskan Delivers a Political
Speech In Brooklyn.
Warmer Secretary of the Navy DIkinm
the iMuee of the Campaign Refers te
Tammany Hall aad Bryaatam at the
Chief Opposing- Force of theflepahll
cams Citizens' Caloa a Party Menace.
New York. Oct. 13. General Benja
min F. Tracy, former secretary of the
navy and candidate for the office of
mayor of Greater New York, was the
leading orator at the first Republican
mass meeting held in Brooklyn at the
Academy of Music on Montague street
last night. There was a large attend
ance. General Tracy, as he rose to
deliver his address, was the reoipient of
applause, which lasted several minutes.
General Tracy referred to Tammany
hall and Bryanism as the chief opposing
forces of the Republicans in the
campaign. He refuved to Henry
George as a candidate on the platform
of Bryanism. There was still another
party which had made its appearance as
a separate and independent party for
the first time in its history the party
known as the Citizens Union, of which
one Low was their leader. General
Tracy devoted much of his time to a
discussion of the Citizens' Union and
among other things said :
The meaning of the success of the
Citizens' Union here is the destruction
of the Republican party. If Mr. Low
is elected of course all the influence of
that great office will be used to insist
upon a citizens government at every
municipal election. The Republican
party will be called upon to disband, to
disintegrate, to dissolve ourselves into
our individual capacities and to act as
individuals. We will not be permitted
to act as an organization."
Senator John M. Thurston of Ne
braska was the next speaker. He said
in part:
"Following every Republican success
there is great danger to the Republican
party and its firat and most powerful
enemy is always ia every election of
the land from citizens committees who
propose to revolutionize things and set
up their individual judgment against
the will of the party itself.
"What has the history of municipal
control in New York city and Brooklyn
had to do with Republican success in
the United Stat e3? It has had every
thing to do; it has made Republican
success siuce 1872 always doubtful and
only to bu woo by the most heroic ef
forts and by the unity of all the forces
of good government in the country.
There will be no more Republican presi
dents in the United States unless you
elect Benjamin F. Tracy."
In an Interview He Telia Why He lea
Candidate For Mayor.
London, Oct. 12. The Daily Chroni
cle published an interview which its
New York correspondent has had with
Henry George, in the course of whioh
Mr. George is represented as saying :
"I refused to be a candidate until the
Democratic nomination showed that it
was to be a perpetuation of Crokerism.
Then I consented solely as a matter of
"I am a Democrat in the fullest sense
of the word. I am a free trader because
protection is incompatible with a gen
uine republic and I want to see the
country return to first principles. I am
in favor of scrupulously preserving the
rights of property.
"My followers support me simply as
an expression of their dissatisfaction
with the existing condition of things.
The Bryanites support me not because
of silver, but because Mr. Bryan has
advocated a return to first principles. I
am no mere an advocate of silver than
of gold. Both are relics of barbarism. I
am a greenbacker. I do not believe in
the government issuing unlimited
money. Money should be issued on
the credit of the government, which i3
all that is necessary to assure safety
and ability. I believe I shall be elected,
but defeat would not cause me a single
pang. In that event I shall return to
my literary work."
Takes the Lead la the New York Herald's
Poll of Voter.
New York, Oct. 12. TheJouerna
and Advertiser says : Nathan Strauss
and Richard Croker have held a confer
ence at Great Barrington, Mass., with
Judge William Gaynor of Brooklyn.
Out of this conference it is declared
there will come a readjustment of the
Democratic city ticket, with Judge Gay
nor's name in the place of Robert A.
Van Wyok's, as the candidate of the
party for mayor. Judge Gaynor said
to Messrs. Strauss and Croker that
Henry George, before accepting the in
dependent nomination for mayor, had
told him that he would not run if Judge
Gaynor was a candidate. With this
courtesy in mind Judge Gaynor hesi
tated to give his consent. He has the
matter still under consideration.
The New Yorker Herald and the New
Herald have together made a canvass
of the 175,000 German voters as to their
preference for mayor. Henry George,
Jefferson Democrat, is the choice of
49,201 German voters ; Setb Low, Citi
zen's Union, 48,282 ; Van Wyck. Tam
many, 44,039 ; General Tracy, Republic
an, 27,787 ; Patrick Gleason, Independ
ent. 5,600. The Journal and Adver
tiser's pall of 198,359 voters of greater
New York shows : Van Wyck, 61,592 ;
Henry George, 61,416; Seth Low, 44, -400;
General Tracy, 30,951.
Dowapoar of Rain la Several States Proves
a Godsend to the Fan
Chicago, Oct. 12. Rain is falling
generally today throughout the parched
belt of the western states and the long,
disastrous drouth has at last been
broken. Reports from Kansas, Iowa,
Nebraska, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas
and Minnesota show quite general rains
are still falling, with indications of
continuing during the next 24 hours.
The rain in Nebraska is the first of any
consequence that has fallen for six
weeks, while Kansas is receiving her
first wetting for two months.
The drouth just broken has, for se
verity and wide area of country affect
ed, never been equaled in the period
covered by authoritative record in this
this country. Crops have suffered, fruit
has been blasted, fires have leaped up as
if from spontaneous combustion in field
and woodland and every moment of the
time since the middle of August has
been crowded with danger to cities.
Farmers have been hauling water for
their stock even buying the fluid in
many sections of the country. Many
small towns throughout the country
have suffered severely from fire.
Conservative estimates place the re
duction in acreage of winter wheat at
85 per cent. Thousands of acres
throughout the affected districts have
not even been ploughed, the ground be
ing in such a condition as to render
farm work next to impossible. To
tk raisers the rata it a fe4z
Pastures which have been dried up for
weeks will be available once more.
Weather bureau officials said this aft
ernoon that indications point to a con
tinuance of the rainfall for 86 hours
gaasage Maker f.aetgert's Trial Ceases to
aa Uaexpected Close.
Chicago, Oct. la. Despite a drizzling
downpour of rain today the crowds
which reached the criminal court build
ing to be present at the opening of the
eighth week of the famous Luetgert
murder trial were as numerous aS(
upon other mornings. Luetgert ea '
pressed his pleasure over the fact thai
today marked the opening of the last'
week of the trial. He was not alone in '
his appreciation of this faot. Everyone
connected with the proceeding is tired
of it.
The trial came to a sadden and unex
pected close today. Witnesses whom
the defense had called in sur-rebuttal
failed to respond when their names were .
called and finally ex-Judge Vincent an- j
nounoed to the court that the case for
the defense was all in. "We rest," con
cluded Luetgert's chief counsel. A
sigh of relief was heard in the court
room. After a brief consultation by
the counsel in the case it was agreed to
begin argmmeats to the jury this after
noon. Assistant State's Attorney Me
Ewen opened. He will be followed by
Attorney Phalen. Ex-Judge Vincent
will close for the defense and State's
Attorney Deneen will close for the
prosecution. The case will go to the
jury probably next Saturday night.
A letter addressed to Chief of Police
Kipley. and purporting to be from Mrs.
Louise Luetgert, was received at the
police headquarters today. The letter
was dated Oct. 9, and was sent from
New York City. Little if any attention
will be paid to it by the police. The
signature is spelled "Lntrigart," and
this was enough to brand the letter as
a fraud.
Chattacy M. Depew, Orator of the Day at
Presentation Ceremonies.
Nashville, Oct. 12. An immenso
and enthusiastic audience packed the
auditorium yesterday afternoon to listen
to the speeches attending the presenta
tion of the life sized statue of Commo
dore Cornelius Vanderbilt to Vanderbill
university. This statue, which has
been one of the notable figures on the
exposition grounds, is the gift of citi
zens of Nashville to the university.
JohnW. Thomas, president of the
Centennial exposition, presided, and in
a felicitous address, presented the statue
to the university. Chancellor Eirkland
of the university, made the address, ac
knowledging the bequest on behalf of
the university, thanking the citizens for
their gift and recognition of an institu
tion which is doing a great work in the
cause of liberal education. President
Thomas then introduced Dr. Channcey
M. Depew amid college yells, who de
livered an eloquent address.
Dr. Depew and party, consisting of
Miss Paulding, Miss Struthers, R. D.
Vancourtland and Mr. and Mrs. N. W.
McVickar, after the ceremonies were
entertained by Chancellor Kirkland at
a brilliant reception at his residence, at
tended by prominent citizens and the
Vanderbilt university staff.
Colorado Midland Incorporated.
Denver, Oct. 12. Attorney Henry
T. Rogers has filed with the secretary
of state a certificate of incorporation of
the Colorado Midland Railroad com
pany, which purchased the Colorado
Midland railroad at the recent fore
closure sale. The incorporators are:
Frederick P. Olcott of Bernardsville,
N. J., James H. Jarvie of New York
city, Adrian H. Joline of Bernardsville.
N. J., Oscar Bunke of New York city
and Henry T. Rogers of Denver. The
capital stock is fixed at 910.000,000, di
vided into 100,000 shares of $100 each,
par value ; 60,000 shares to be preferred
stock and 40,000 common stook. As
George W. Ristine, the present receiver
of the old company, is named as direc
tor. It is regarded as settled that he
will become president and general
manager of the new company. The
road will be formally turned over to
the new company. The road will be
formally turned over to the new com
pany at midnight Oct. 31.
War la '.Nicaragua.
Sax Francisco, Oct. 12. Mariano
Lopez, a prominent citizen of Nica
ragua, now in this city, has received
the following dispatch from the leaders
of the insurgents in his native land :
"We are triumphant. Will communi
cate to you in detail the particulars of
the battle with the despots." Mr.
Lopez has also received other mes
sages, of which the most important tells
of the fusion Liberals. He says that the
socalled taking of Queseltenango was
merely an abandonment of that point
for strategic reasons, as shown in his
dispatches. In regard to the forces at
the command of the revolutionary par
ty, the latest information is to the effect
that there are 17,000 men, all well
equipped, and wanting for nothing
either in supplies or ammunition.
Invitation to Yellow STover Refugee.
San Antonio, Tex., Oct. 12. The
city council has passed a resolution
throwing open the doors of San An
tonio to yellow fever refugees from
Galveston and other coast cities and in
vited citizens of those cities to come
here during the prevalence of yellow
fever at their homes. The resolution is
based on the fact that during the past
50 years no yellow fever has developed
here notwithstanding the fact that
refugees have come from infected
points and died from the disease.
Two Mnrderors Escape Callows.
Denver, Oct. 12. Governor Adams
has signed an order commuting the
sentence of Juan Duran and Jose Maria
Lucer, who were convicted at Trinidad
of the murder of Deputy Sheriffs Green
and Eelley and sentenced to be hanged,
to imprisonment for life. In signing
this order Governor Adams takes pains
to state that he does not do so as an act
of clemency, but in deference to the
law abolishing capital punishment en
acted subsequent to the crime for which
the men were sentenced.
Sedalla's Rich Lead Mine.
Sedalia, Oct. 12. At the Judge Dal
by lead mine, in northwest Sedalia, a
9-inch vein of rare ore, mixed with
silver, has been struck at a depth of less
than 15 feet. Forty-nine thousand
pounds of ore have been taken out with
picks and shovels 6ince the mine was
opened a few weeks ago on a prospect,
and holders of realty in that portion of
the city are considerably worked up.
many of them believing that Sedalia is
destined to become a second Joplin.
Ssaator TUlasaa Is Sick.
Columbia, S. C, Oct. 12. Senator
Tillman arrired in Colombia this after
noon from Trenton, his home. He is a
very sick man, suffering from catarrhal
jaundice. Bis condition is not serious
at present.
rasaeas Socialist Nominated.
Hamburg, Oct. 12. Herr August
Bebel, the famous German socialist,
has been nominated as the candidate
for the Hamburg socialists in the forth
ooaiBg rsichstag election.
Fatal Electric Car Accident at
Cedar Falls.
Vravollaa; Bfaa Massed Myers Is Dead and
Another, W. H. Morton, Is Mot Kx
aeeted to Recover Ex-Mayor Ol infer Mass Stand Trial ForMal-
Cedar Falls, la., Oct. 12. A street
car on the Waterloo and Ceder Falls
Rapids Transit line was precipitated
over a 90 foot embankment three miles
from this city. One Myers, a traveling
man, was killed outright and 10 others
, were seriously
hurt. Sixteen people
at the time and they
i were in the car
were all more or less injured. The in-
' jored are
W. H. Horton, Chicago, will probably
A. Rothline, Great Falls,
Alice Crotty, Waterloo,
scalp wound,
internal In
Miss FUckinger, face cut.
Frank Foulk, rib broken.
D. B. Morrison, Winona, Minn.
J. O. Waldron, Chicago.
Charlotte Cunningham, student
normal school.
Kittle Townsend, Fort Dodge, student
state normal school.
Henry Flint.
E. B. Tibbetts, motorman.
Frank Latice, conductor.
Claude Cass, student stat normal
Clara Hunt.student state normal school.
Lulu Bovee.
All the injured are likely to recover
.except Morton.
Auditor aad Cash Are Misting-.
Creston, la., Oct. 12. The bondsmen
of Auditor Davis of Adair county, who
has been missing for more than a week,
have offered a reward of $500 for his
arrest. Experts are examining the
books and as the investigation proceeds
the condition becomes worse. The sup
ervisors have declared the office vacant
and appointed an auditor pro teni.
Ex-Mayer Ollager Held Liable.
Des Moines, Oct. 12. By decision of
the supreme court today Peter Olinger,
mayor of Dubuque iu 1S93, is adjudged
liable for prosecution because he en
gaged in raising his salary from $1,500
to $2,000. The case is similar to the ac
tion against the aldermen similarly de
cided Oct. 8.
.White Speaks at Mason City.
Mason City, Oct. 12. Fred E. White,
Democratic candidate for governor,
spoke in the Auditorium last night.
His address was devoted to a discussion
of state expenditures, alleging extrava
gance in Republican management.
It is asserted at Vienna that the Hun
ararian government has purchased the
race horse Galtee Moore, the derby win
ner, for 2,000.
To Chicago and the East.
Passengers goingeast for business, will
naturally gravitate to Chicago as the
great commercial center. Passengers
re-visiting friends or relatives in the
eastern states always desire to "take in"
Chicago en route. All classes of passen
gers will find that the "Short Line" of
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail
way, via Omaha and Council Bluffs,
affords excellent facilities to reach their
destinations in a manner that will lie
sure to give the utmost satisfaction.
A reference to the time tables will in
dicate the ronto 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, yon 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, eta, please call on or address F.
A. Nash. General Agent, Omaha, Xeb.
RnrliHStoii Konlc California ExcanioRK.
Cheap; quick; comfortable.
Leave Omaha 4.35 p. in., Lincoln fi.10
p. m. and Hastings 8.5!) p. m. every
Thursday in clean, modern, not crowded
tourist sleepers. No transfers; cars run
right through to San Francisco and Los
Angeles over tho 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 .1.
For folder giving full information, call
at nearest Burlington Route ticket office,
or write to J. Francis, General Passen
ger Agent, Omaha, Neb. to&japr'B
business Notices.
Advertisements under this head five cents a
linceacb insertion.
WM.8CHIL.TZ makes boots and shoes in the
best styles, and uses only the very best
stock thnt can be procnivd in the market. 52-tf
W. A. McAllister.
V. M. Cohmklicb
In the county court of Platte county. Nebraska.
In the matter of the estate or Franz Henggeler,
deceased. Notice or final settlement and ac
ccunt. To the creditors, heirs, legatees and others in
terested in the estate of Franz Henggeler, de-
Take notice, that Joseph Henggeler has filed in
the county court a report of his doings as execu
tor or the estate of Franz Henggeler. de
ceased, and it ia ordered that the same stand for
hearing on the 5th day of November, 1897, before
the court at the hour of 9 o'clock a. ra., at which
time any person interested may appear and ex
cept to and contest the same.
This notice is ordered given in Tar Count
KC8 Journal for three consecutive weeks prior
to the 3th day of November, IW!.
Witness my hand and the seal or the county
court at Columbus this 11th day or October,
r " . , J.N. Kilian,
seal, i iSoctS County Judge.
Notice probate of will, Habbe L. Aden, deceas
ed, in tne county conn. or. x-iaiie county,
Nebraska. The Btate of Nebraska to the heirs
and next of kin of said Habbe L. Aden, de
Take notice, that upon filing of a written in
strument purporting to be the Isst will and tes
tament of Habbe L. Aden, for probate and
allowance, it is ordered that said matter beset
for hearing the 5th day of November. A. D. 1897.
before said county court, at the hour or 10
o'clock A. M., at which time any person inter
ested may appear and contest the same; and due
notice or this proceeding is ordered published
three weeks successively in the Columbus Jocb
nal, a weekly and legal newspaper printed,
published and of general circulation in said
county and state.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my
band and official seal at Columbus this dth day
of October, A. D.lcfST.
J. N. KiUAV,
ISoctS County Jadg. ,
Our counters and shelves are now over
flowing with the largest stock of
Dry Goods,
Carpets, Clothing,
Hats and Caps,
Dress Good, Cloak Goods
lioods including black double width at Lie a van!.
40-inch wide, all-wool Dr Flannel, all colors, at 2oc a van!.
40-inch wide black Mohair Brocades at &"c a yard.
38-inch all-wool Fancies at 28c a van!.
Special attention is called
;Ue, oc, a yard.
New Silks in fancy brocades at 50 and 7fe.
Koman Stripes and Plaid Silks entirely new.
Latest novelty in Dress Trimming; comprising beaded
silt gimps and braids, braided and beaded setts.
Ladies' and children's Hosiery, at 5i 10c, lfe, am! an iron
clad Hose for children at 2oc a jwir.
Ladies' men's and children s Underwear, at, ladies' am!
children's ribbed vest and drawers, ileece-lined. worth ::le.
At oOc, ladies and children's all-wool ve.-t and drawers, great
value, worth 7oc.
At 39e, men's natural wool shirt ami drawers, worth oOc.
At T0c, children's heavy ribbed Union suits, all sizes.
At 50e, men's lleece-iiiicd t-hhU and drawers, finished seam,
worth 7.rc.
We call your attention to our line of BLANKETS, COM
FORTERS, etc., cheaper than ever.
Carpets ! Carpets !
Now is your time to buy your Carpets, to get the Iwnielit of
old prices. Our aMirtment is tho most eonmlete west of
Clothing! Clothing!
We invite your inspection to the most complete stock of men's
and boys' Clothing to lie found in Columbus. All bought before
the recent advance. We invite you to insjtect our stock.
Farm Loans,
And Insurance.
1 1
No sua can tell waea it wUl
coae along- Often it starts
ap before us in unexpected
times and places. Even aa
afternoon stroll with a Mead and a chance
introduction may shape all the course of
one's after life. To be always at your best
aad not ashamed of your destiny jrea saaat
strew like m. Hie geatleasajb This can
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Wfcs are rivsJlesl Masters sf
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A Chewy Quarsatee Wlta AIL
Notice probate of will, Andy Devany, deceasHl.
In the County Court of Platte county, Ne
braska. The State of Nebraska to tho heirs
and next of kin of eaid Andy Devany,
Tnktt notice, that upon tiling of a written in
strument purporting to be thelast will and testa
ment of Andy Devany for probate and allow
ance. It is ordered that said matter lie set for
hearing the 16th day or October, A. I).. 1SU7. be
fore said county court, at the hour of 9 o'clock
a. m., at which time any person interested may
appear and contest the name; and du notice
of tliis proceeding is ordered published three
weeks eucceesivelr in The Coltjsibcs Jochnal,
a weekly and legal newspaper, printed, publish
ed and of general circulation in eaid county
and etate.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my
hand and official aeal at Columbus this 27th day
or September, A. D. IVI.
J. N. Kilian.
29sep3 County Judge.
In the matter of the estate of Michael Wleez)k,
deceased. Notice to creditors.
Notice is hereby given that the creditors of
said deceased will meet the administrator of said
estate, before me, county jndge of Platte county,
Nebraska, at my office in Columbus, eaid coun
ty, on the 11th day of October, I8V7, on the 11th
day of January, l&W, and on the 14th day of
April, 1SI. at V o clock: a. m. each day. lor
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 11th
day of October. 1807, and this notice ia ordered
lubhshed in Tbk Columbus Joubxal. for roar
consecutive weeks.
prior to the fcth day of Oc-
tober. lim.
J N. Kilian,
County Judge.
To Amos Gates or whom it may concern:
You are hereby notified that the following
described real estate, to wit: .Lots one (1) ami
two (2) in block one hundred and three 1103) 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. 1896. by Fanny Merz. for de !ia-
quent taxes for the years 1893 and 1894 inclusive,
and said Fanny Merz is the present owner and
holder of eaid certificate. The said lots were
taxed in the name of Amos Gates and the time
for redemption of said certificate will expire on
the 4th day ol atarcn, vsmt.
ftocttt Fannt Mebz.
To all whom it may conoern:
The Board of Supervisors in regular session
(September 13th, low, declared the following sec
tion line opened as a public road, viz:
Commencing at the north corner on section
line between tections 22 and 22. town 17. ranoe 1
east, and running thenoe south on section line
one mile and terminating at tne southeast cor
ner of section 22-17-1 east.
Now all objections thereto or claims for dam.
ages caused thereby must be filed in the county
clerk's office, by Saturday. October 30. 17. or
such road may be established without fnrthcr
reference thereto.
Dated at Columbus, Neb.. Oct. 4, 1897.
6oct4 County Clerk.
To whom it may concern:
The Board of Supervisors in regular session
September 16th, 197, declared the following
section line opened aa a public road:
Commencing on north corner on section line
between sections 22 and 23, township 17. range 1
east, and running thence on section line one
mile south and terminating at the southeast
corner of section 22 and southwest corner of
section 21. tows 17. range 1 east.
Now all objections thereto must be Sled in the
county clerk's office by Saturday. October 23d.
1887. or such road may be established without
further reference thereto.
Dated Columbus, Nebr., Sept. 18. 1897.
Wsepi County Clerk.
to our line of Sorges at 23c,
I ft CO.,
Real Estate
Statu ok Nkeuahka. i
Platte county, j'
In the county conrt, in anil for said connfy.
the matter of the estate or Ham V. V. Will
no mailer or win estate or a
ileceaeed, late of said county,
At a stssion of the county court for said coun
ty, holden at tin) county judge's orlice in Coluia-
bus. in said county on the'JMh ilay or September.
A. D. l'J7. prevent. J. N. Kilian. county judge.
On refilling and filing tho verified petition of
Ijizzie Wilson praying thnt letters of adminis
tration lie iftHiird Henry T. S;xerry on the estate
or saiil decedent.
Therenon. it in ordered that the 23d day or
October. A. D. 1&97. at J o'clock, a. m.. be assign
ed for the hearing f said petition at the county
judge'n office in said county.
And it is further orderod. that due legal notice
be given of the pendency ami hearing of said
petition by publication in ThkColcmsU9 JoCM
NAL for threw consecutive weeks.
(A true copy of the order.)
Dated. Coiitmliue, Neb.. Sept. 29. 18OT.
facta County Judge.
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Fresh and
Salt Meats---
Game and Fish in Season.
tHighest market
Hides nnd Tallow.
prices paid for
a n t
We Carry Coffins, Caskets anj
- Metallic Caskets at as low
prices as any one.
Southwest corner Eleventh aad North
isjaly.y Coumsca. NsamaazA.
and Silks, fancy brocade,
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