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WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 20, 1897.
' Entered at the Fostoffice, Colombns, NebrM as
second-class mail matter.
ISSUED ETEBY WEDNESDAY BT
M. K. TURNER & CO.,
TEBJIS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
One year, by mail, postage prepaid f 1.50
Bcpablican State Ticket.
For Judge of the Supreme Court,
A. M. POST, of Platte.
For Regents of the State University,
JOHN X. DRYDEX.of Buffalo.
C. W. KALEY, of Webster.
REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET.
HENRY H. HUNTEMAXN.
J. X. KILIAX.
For Snp't Public Instruction,
W. J. WILLIAMS.
P. H. RENDER
H. A. HANSEN.
For Supervisor District C and 7,
H. M. Boydstox of Nebraska City was
elected grand chancellor at the Pythian
grand lodge meeting last week.
As elevator at Ashland burned Tues
day morning last with twelve thousand
bushels or corn in it, with no insurance.
BcimiAits secured $200 in cash and
about $100 in stamps by blowing up the
postoflice safe at Pierce, one night last
Chaicles A. Dana, editor of the Xew
York Sun, died at his home in Glencove,
Long Island, 1:20 Sunday afternoon of
cirrhosis of the liver.
A tornado struck Elizabeth, X. J.,
Tuesday of last week, wrecking ono
building and killing one man. The
path of the storm was 200 feet wide.
The Journal's compliments to the
Monroe Looking Glass, and it would
like to know its opinion of Gov. Holcomb
and his action concerning Bart ley '6 bond.
Associate Justice Field of the U. S.
supreme court has asked to retire. It
is said that Attorney General Joseph
McKenna will be appointed to succeed
Dr. Kellogg says so long as man re
gards his body as a harp of pleasure to
be played upon while its strings can be
made to respond, so long will he con
tinue to travel down the hill of physical
decadence and degeneration in spite of
quarantine laws and the most minute
At one o'clock Sunday morning ex
Senator A. S. Paddock died at Beatrice,
of heart disease. Ho will be buried at
Omaha this, Wednesday, morning. He
came to Nebraska from Xew York in
1857, and has taken a prominent part iu
public affairs ever since, and held a num
ber of important offices.
It is said that President McKinley
has fully made up his mind not to le
put off by the new Spanish ministry
with the withdrawal of Weyler. The
United States has a right to be inter
ested in a better condition of affairs in
Cuba, and will doubtless sustain Presi
dent McKinley in any reasonable de
mands he may see best to make.
The Lincoln Journal asks the very
pertinent question: "Was it the proper
caper for the governor to allow the
treasurer to continue his depredations
until he had cornered a couple of hun
dred thousand more of the state's
money for the good it would do the pop
party and Billy Bryan? If so, the pop
victory in 189G was purchased at a great
cost to the tax-payers of Xebraska."
George L. Miller, a life-long demo
crat, who was the party's conspicuous
leader in Xebraska for a quarter of a
century, announces publicly his inten
tion to snpport the republican ticket
this fall. He regards it as his patriotic
doty to do all in his power to stamp ont
the silver brand of so-called democracy
There are others.
We clip the above statement of fact
from the Albion News, and may add to
it that George L. Miller is the most
conspicuously great worker for the gen
eral interests of Xebraska in all the
democratic party, and what he says
ought naturally have great weight with
his fellow-citizens, esiecially of that
-4 HALF MILLION GONE.
Land commissioner Wolfe declared
forfeited last July the leases on school
lands on which there was due $400,000.
But for tliis unfortunate act of the com
miaioner every dollar of this money
would be due and paid to the state this
falL But when a lease is abrogated,
rents are by the same act forfeited and
so the cemmisioner has wilfully and ma
liciously robbed the state of nearly as
much as the republican defaulting state
Only yesterday did the fact become
known, but it is too true and the tax pay
ers of Nebraska are out just a clean half
million dollars on the mismanagement
of the leases on school lands and the
failure to re-rent the lands as was ex
pected by the incompetent commisioner.
Evidently the pop commisioner did
not expect another good crop in Xe
t braaka and therefore changed the policy
of the former careful republican com
miaioner who, if re-elected would not
have changed the policy of his office and
consequently would have saved Ne
braska just a half million dollars. Liu-
cola Call, Oct-13.
The Humphrey Democrat says he has
promised, if elected, Lachnit, Maher, Hen
dryx, Segelke and John Graff.
POP PAPER PROTESTS.
Sckeveft of State OScers to Brat Farmer
Oat or Their LantN.
The Seward Reporter says: As the
days go byit becomes more evident that
the populist state officers are missing no
opportunity to enrich themselves, no
matter who may suffer thereby, and the
little 8chemeshich. theyworkarebe
coming so rank "thateven their own
party friends and supporters jkick on
them. A recent instance inpoint was
the re-leasingjof some schoolftlands in
York county, where; FredArcheard, an
employe of the'state auditor's office, bid
in the land and practically beat some
farmers out of jtheir homes. The Teller,
a populist paper published in York, ex
poses the'deal.androasts the officials in
the following vigorous article:
"We are not in a very pious frame of
mind about the school land deal in York
county. Peter Hiebert of Henderson
had the money to pay up on his lease,
but there was an error in the assign
ment to him and he wanted a new lease
so the defect would be cured. The old
lease was cancelled and the land offered
according to law. Fred Archeard made
Mr. Hiebert pay $50 for his own home.
A lawyer would have made it all right
for 5 and a reformer makes him pay
Si0. Fred had a right to bid. Of course
he had a right to bid. Any bank has a
right to charge 2 per cent a month and
collect it if no one kicks. We kick and
the woods are full of kickers because
Fred Archeard exercised his right to
bid and made Peter Hiebert, a hard
working farmer, pay $50 for his own
land. Jacob Welch. Harry Gue, and
Stephen Rolls were behind on their
leases two years. Wo have seen men
lehind two and three years in their
payments to loan companies. The
company sent an agent to York after
writing the farmer to meet the agent on
u certain day. If then the farmer did
not come the agent under the instruction
of his company hired a rig and went to
see the farmer who was ashamed to
come in and leg for more time. In nine
cases out of ten, arrangements for ex
tensions were made. Is the great state
of Xebraska, under tho management of
.7. V. Wolfe, harder hearted than the
loan companies ho howls alxmtr Say
what you please about rights, the fact
remains that Jacob Welch, Harry Gue
and Steve Rolls have lost their farms
and Fred Archeard, who is at Lincoln
and draws a good salary from these
jMX)plo, has three of the same people's
farms. He will pay the state 12 cents
an acre a year for the land and rent for
$2 per acre and make what he can by
selling the leases. On the 200 acres he
will pay the state $.'M).70 and receive
$400 and no taxes to pay. Of course the
state gets the $50 Mr. Hiebert had to
pay. ' ' The state of Xebraska
cannot afford' to be harder and meaner
than loan companies and collectors.
It is not right for a stato officer
to follow another state officer and take
the homes from some of the people who
help to pay that officer's salary. The
pops, democrats and silver republicans
will not defend Mr. Archeard. You
will soon find out that thore is no one
too poor for us to defend, or too rich
for us to roast."
State Treasurer Meserve is practically
without any bond for the vast sum of
money in his hands, and yet there are
those who say that Holcomb is a good
governor. Grand Island Republican.
Xot only is Stato Treasurer Meserve
deliberately ignoring the law and misap
propriating tho public money by invest
ing the permanent school fund in general
fund warrants, but he is doing it under
a straw bond that will not enable the
people to recover a cent when the day of
reckoning conies. Intelligent Xebras
kans will do well to look the existing
conditions squarely in the face and heavo
the rotten "reform" outfit overboard
while yet there is time. St. Paul (Xeb.)
It is openly stated that the bond of
Treasurer Meserve is not worth its
weight in straw when carefully analyzed,
and that if anything untoward should
happen in his office, there would be no
possibility of holding the bondsmen re-
sonsible. This is a very serious matter
so serious that all the facts should be
made public without fear or favor.
Tomorrow wo are going to print an
other of Joe Johnson's letters. His last
letter stood Holcomb on his head for
accepting Bartley's rotten bond. The
letter we shall print tomorrow will give
taxpayers an idea of the sort of bond
Holcomb has accepted from Meserve,
which is worse than the Bartley bond.
Holcomb doesn't know any more about
a bond than he knows about the where
abouts of Andree's balloon. Hastings
It has become as plain as a pikestaff to
every person who cares to see or under
stand, that Governor Holcomb cannot
escape the responsibility for the bogus
bond that was foisted upon the state at
the beginning of Bartley's second term
as state treasurer, and the articles of
straw put up by his successor, Meserve,
embracing the same old names that
were outlawed on Bartley's first bond.
Holcomb's omission may be called crim
inal carelessness or just simple careless
ness, but the main fact remains the
same, and the effect is precisely what it
wonld have been if he had been a co
partner of Bartley's in defrauding the
state. Holcomb is either a bogus re
former or a week-witted executive, and
ho can take either horn of this dilemma
that he chooses. Kearney Hub.
Gov. Holcomb allowed Joe Bartley to
hold office under a rotten bond, when
he knew he was $350,000 short What
is he going to do with Meserve and his
XjOTtMiag Court Martial la Ordered.
Chicago, Oct. 19. Secretary Alger
has directed General Brooke that a
court martial be ordered for the trial of
Captain Lorering, in case the captain
does not ask for a court of inquiry.
Captain Lovering, it is alleged, brutally
maltreated a private named Hammond
at Fort Sheridan recently.
Bishop Warrea Preach at Mitchell.
Mitchell, S. D., Oct. 19. Bishop
Warren preached a sermon yesterday at
the Grand opera house to the Methodist
conference. Over 1,000 people were
present. Ordination services for min
isters were held at the Methodist
church, 18 nunisten being received.
IOWA BALLOT MUDDLE.
Supreme Court Has Not Yet
Handed Down Decision.
8ECEETAEY SENDING OUT TICKETS
Banker Boomer of Waukoa May Be Par
doaed Efforts to Secure HI Keleaa
Being- Made by HI Friend iMoraace
Companies Become Suspicions of the
Death of Jacob Posuor.
Des Moines, Oct. 19. The Iowa
official ballot for the coming election is
in a bad muddle and there is no telling
Where it will end.
It all grows out of the decision of the
election board to place the middle-of-the-road
Populists on the ballot as the
regular Populist party. The fusion
branch took the matter into court. The
Polk county judges united in declaring
the action of the board illegal. When
this was announced the board filed a
morion to have the whole case stricken
from the files and thrown out of court
on the ground that the court had no
business meddling with it.
The board alleged that the decision of
such a case was outside the jurisdiction
of the court, the board being the only
authority. Yesterday the middle-of-the-roaders
filed iu the supreme court
an application for a writ of certiorari to
have the proceedings of the lower court
reviewed, the whole case dropped and
the decision of the board sustained.
Before the decision of the district
court against the board was handed
down Secretary of State Dobsou had
certified the ballot out to county audi
tors as prepared by the board. This
must be doue at leart 15 days before
election under the law. Yesterday was
the last day for the certification.
If the supreme court should affirm
the lower court and decide that the
middle-of-the-road Populists have been
given the party name wrongfully the
ballot would have ro be reorganized.
Meantime the auditors will be getting
the ballots printed iu the counties and
Secretary Dobsou said last evening that
he did not know what would be done
if the board should be reversed. He
should not recall the tickets unless spe
cifically instructed by the supreme
court to do so.
IOWA BANKER MAY BE PARDONED.
Effort t Secare the Belease of B. F.
Boomer of Waukoa.
Dubuquk, la,, Oct. 19. Governor
Drake will be petitioned to pardon
President B. F. Boomer of the Bank of
Waukon, convicted of receiving a de
posit when he knew the bank to be in
solvent. The district court sentenced
him to imprisonment in Anamosa peni
tentiary for five years. The supremo
court affirmed this judgment last week
and Boomer was placed in prison last
The sheriff took Boomer to the peni
tentiary as a visitor and the warden
showed them through. Then the visit
ors returned to the hotel. The sheriff
handed the commitment papers to
Boomer and left for home. Boomer
walked back to the prison alone and
handed out the papers, and through a
flood of tears told the warden the story
of his disgrace.
Insurance Companies Investigating.
Des Moines, Oct. 19. The insurance
companies have been investigating the
death of Jacob Posner, a leading mer
chant, who expired Sept. S, the alleged
cause being renal trouble, from which
he was said to have auff ered for several
years. Examinations for the insurance
companies fail to show disease of the
character mentioned. HLs death was
NEBRASKA FARMERS AT WORK.
Recent Rains Insure a Larger Acreage of
Grain Than Ever Before.
Lincoln, Oct. 19. The last seven
days have been more important in the
development of the agricultural re
sources of Nebraska than the whole
summer. More fall plowing and seed
ing has been done in this time than
during the last two months. The grain
acreage, which was believed to have
been curtailed one-third by the pro
longed drouth, has been extended by
the great energy displayed until it will
be at least normal and probably a little
Showers have fallen almost daily over
the state, but at no time has it bean too
wet to break ground. A large quan
tity of virgin soil is also being turned
over preparatory for seeding next year.
Stockmen declare that the situation
on the range has improved 16 per cent
since the rains commenced, and the
grainmen estimate that their prospects
have improved 25 per cent since the
drouth was broken. In no section of
Nebraska is there any evidence of the
parched and drouthlike conditions that
were so general a week ago.
REMOVE THEIR HATS IN CHURCH.
Kansas Women Show Reverence Forth
House of 'Worship.
Topek. Oct. 18. At the recent ses
sion of the Congressional association of
northeastern Kansas, held at Centralia,
a lively discussion was had over the
proposition for the women of the church
to remove their hats and bonnets when
entering a place of worship. While a
direct vote was not taken on the ques
tion, it was understood that ft majority
of the women present favored it.
When the women returned to their
homes many of them decided to bore
their heads when they attended divine
worship. A dozen or more women of
the Congregational church here ap
peared at prayer meeting without hats,
having removed them at the entrance
to the church.
At Frankfort, Whiting, Centralia
and other towns some of the women of
the church adopted this new rule and
and appeared in the congregation with
their hats or bonnets on their laps, just
like the men.
Pewderly Ravoltaa a Circular.
Washwotov, Oct. 19. Commissioner
of Immigration Powderly has revoked
the circular issued by his predecessor in
1894, authorising the granting of cer
tificates of re-entranoe to cattlemen
crossing to Europe with cattle. The
commissioner has received information
from American consuls that American
cattlemen have been selling these cer
tificates to anarchists and others desir
ous of escaping to this country. They
receive from 5 to $500 for them. Here
after cattlemen who are not native or
naturalized citizens will have to prove
their occupation and go through the
same investigation required of regular
JURY WAY HOT AGREE.
Luctgert's Life In the Hands of
HE 18 00HFIDENT OF ACQUITTAL.
Makes a Great Effort to Fat oa a Bold
Front His Friends From the Factory
Call to See Him and a Riot Is Almost
Precipitated Crowd Jam the Streets
In Front of the Jail.
Chicago, Oct. 19. The fate of Adolph
L. Luetgert, accused of murdering his
wife and dissolving her body in a vat
filled with caustic potash, is now in the
hands of the jury. Judge Tuthill fin
ished his charge to the jury at 4 :45 p.
m. yesterday and five minutes later the
jury filed out and was locked in the
jury room. Supper was sent to them a
few minutes later and after it had been
disposed of they set earnestly to work
on the evidence. Judge Tuthill took up
quarters near the criminal court build
ing in order to be within easy call if a
verdict should be reached during the
night. Rumors of 10 to 2 for conviction
and later of 10 to 2 for acquittal floated
around, but there was no authority for
either story. The attorneys of both
sides are confident of a verdict favor
able to their side, while the opinion of
the public is turning toward a disagree
ment. At 1 o'clock a telephone message was
received from Judge Tuthill saying
that verdict or no verdict he would not
come to the criminal court building
during the night. The jury at 1 o'clock
was still in the jury room and seemed
no nearer a verdict than at any time
since it went out.
Crowd of Spectator.
The crowd which surrounded the
criminal court and jail at night sur
passed in number anything witnessed
since the opening of the famous trial.
By dark the streets in front of the court
building were jammed and the crowd
surged around the corner in front of
the jail. Men, women and children
lined the pavement in front of the
Michigan street entrance and the line
extended to Dearborn avenue on the
east and North Clark street on the
west. The tops of 3-story buildings
across the street from the court build
ing had crowds of spectators and every
window within the structures facing
the building had its occupants.
Confident of Victory.
Up in the court room where the trial
has dragged its weary length for so
many weeks a crowd of newspaper
men, detectives in plain clothes and
court bailiffs filled the apartment from
wall to wall. State's Attorney Deneen
sat in a corner surrounded by a group
of friends, with whom he discussed the
trial. He was quiet, but confident of a
verdict for the state and at 10 o'clock
he was of the opinion that the longer
the jury remained out the less chance
there was of an acquittal. Attorneys
Vincent aud Phalen for the defense
were not less confident than the coun
sel for the state.
Over in the jail Luetgert was given
more freedom than is usually accorded
to prisons. He was liable to be called
at any moment, and in consideration of
this fact Jailer 'Whitman had given
him permission to walk in the corridor.
His pockets were filled with strong
cigars and he kept one constantly be
tween bis teeth, sending ont quick lit
tle jets of smoke as he walked to and
fro. He was making a desperate effort
to appear at ease, but the attempt was
by no means successiul. He was
greatly disturbed and his nerves were
wrought to their highest tension.
Every few moments as he walked back
and forth he would stop in front of his
cell and say to Nick Marzen, his cell
mate aud a condemned murderer: "Oh,
they'll acquit nie all right they'll ac
quit me," but his actions showed very
little of the confidence expressed by his
Prod actios and Coinage of Gold and
er For the Tear.
Washington', Oct. 19. The director
of the mint has submitted to the secre
tary of the treasury his report for the
fiscal year 1K97. The value of tho gold
deposited at the mints and assay offices
during the fiscal year 1897, ceats omit
ted, was $129,105,500, of this amount
$87,003,337 were original deposits and
$42,102,162 redeposits. The original de
posits were classified as follows : Do
mestic bullion, $60,018,239; mutilated
and uncurrent domestic coin, $1,105,
314 ; foreign bullion and coin, $23,559,
S34 ; old plate and jewelry, $3,801,208.
The coinage value of silver bullion
received during the year was $9,725,
022 ; of this amount $9,470,G23 were
original deposits and tho remainder,
$254,398, redeposits. The original de
posits were classified as follows : Do
mestic bullion, $4,611,799; unenrreut
domestic coin, $2,856,018 ; foreign nia
terial, $940,272 ; old plate and jewelry,
$612,532. The purchases of silver bul
lion for subsidiary silver coinage aggre
gated 259,248 fine ounces ; coating $171,
455. The coin executed during the year
was as follows : Gold, $71 ,646,705; silver
dollars, $21,203,701 ; subsidiary silver,
$3,124.086 ; minor, $984,509. The silver
dollars coined were from silver bullion
on hand, purchased under the act of
July 14, 1890.
The highest quotation for silver,
0.925, in the London market during the
year was Ul pence, equal to $0.6901
per ounce fine. United States money;
the lowest quotation was 27 pence,
equal to $0.60.357.
The product of gold and silver in the
United- States for the calendar year
1896 was: Gold, $53,088,000, silver.coiu
ing value, $76,069,235.
The stock of gold and silver in the
United States on July 1, 1897, is esti
mated to have been : Gold, $696,270,542 ;
silver, $634,509,781 ; total $1,220,780,328,
The world's product of gold and silver
for the calendar year 1896 was: Gold,
$204,306,600 ; silver (commercial value),
The director of the mint, in his re
port, reviews the decline of silver since
1873, and attributes the decline to the
great increase in production.
REFUSE TO SURRENDER GUERRA.
Bequest of the Mexlcaa Goverameat De
nied by the State Department.
Washtxotox, Oct. 19. The state de
partment has refused the request of the
Mexican government for the surrender
to it under extradition treaty of Jesus
Guerra, who was in the celebrated Gar
cia raid into Mexico in December, 1892.
The case is of more than usual interest
because of the strenuous efforts made
by the Mexican government to secure
Guerra, and the fact that it was neces
sary to carry the case to the United
States supreme court for construction
of the functions of committing magis
trates. Guerra was one of the party of
about 150 men who crossed the border
from Texas into Mexico, was attacked
and captured in Mexican towns. He
was sought to be extradited for murder,
robbery and kidnaping. The murder
was based upon the killing of soldiers
in battle, the robbery upon the capture
of cavalry horses and the kidnaping
was based on the capture ofsoldkn.
Although there was some fow instances
during tho raid of private robbery, it
was not shown that Guerra was con
cerned in them. He was arrested and
committed in Texas for extradition, but
his counsel sought out a writ of habeas
corpus and the court decided that he
could not be surrendered, the offense
charged against Guerra being really
political. The case was appealed to
the United States supreme court, which
decided that the lower court had no
jurisdiction in its interference with the
committing magistrate and reversed its
Convicts a expert Counterfeiters.
PrrrsBURO, Oct. 19. Warden Wright
of the Riverside penitentiary has dis
covered that a number of convicts con
fined in that institution have been offer
ing counterfeit 50 cent pieces. He has
unearthed the metal from which the
'-queer" was made, the moulds in
which it was cast, but as yet he has
been unable to find the man who orig
inated the scheme. The die from which
they were made is almost perfect, and
the milling of the corns, which is the
government's chief protection, is as
near perfect as it is possible for human
ingenuity, and that such coins could be
made within the penitentiary with the
crude implements to be obtained by the
prisoners is a startling feature of the
Toronto Preparlaa- for White Rlbnoners.
Toronto, Oct. 19. The headquarters
of the Toronto W. C. T. U., is at pres
ent the scene of great activity in prepar
ation for the gathering of the world's
White Ribbonere. The hospitality com
mittee almost completed their arrange
ments for the entertainment of the
delegates. The best homes in Toronto
will be open to the visitors. Miss Eliza
beth Greenwood of New York is to
preach the convention sermon in Mas
sey ball, as a substitute for Lady Henry
Somerset, on Sunday, October 24.
Lexington Hotel In Receiver's Hands.
Chicago, Oct. 19. The Lexington
hotel, at Twenty-second street and
Michigan avenue, is in the hands of an
assignee. The assets are f l,Oi,ouu and
liabilities 660,794. The failure of the
company was caused by proceedings
begun in the circuit court on Saturday,
where C. H. Terwilliger, a small stock
holder, filed a bill for a receiver of the
hotel company, making allegations of
Salisbury Not Anxious to Retire.
London", Oct. 19. The Marquis of
Salisbury telegraphs to the Associated
Press from Hatfield House, Hertford,
saying there is entirely no truth in the
story published by the Daily Chronicle
of this city today, saying the premier ia
anxious to retire on account of ill health
and anxiety respecting the Marchioness
of Salisbury, and that an early recon
struction of the cabinet is probable.
Sentenced For Cattle Stealing-.
Neugh, Neb.,Oct. 19. In the district
court last week the case against Frank
Faulk of Elgin for cattle stealing re
sulted in a verdict oi guilty, the jury
only being ont about an hour. Faulk
was sentenced to two years at hard
labor in the penitentiary. Hoisington'i
case on the same charge was continued
to the next term of court.
New Era Union Colony at Denver,
Denver, Oct. 19. A tract of eighty
acres of land at the edge oi
the city limits has been selected
by the promoters of the New
Era union as a starter for the
work at Denver and a dozen members
of the union have taken up their resi
dence there. The colony will begin
carrying forward practical work which
will give early returns.
Disinherited Her Family.
San Francisco, Oct. 19. The will ol
the late Josephine L. Sanford is to be
contested. It was filed on Sept. 20 last
and proved to be a somewhat curious
document, as tho old lady left all her
property to people in no way related to
her, and expressly disinherited the mem
bers of her family. The estate is valued
at between $::50,000 and $400,000.
Leprosy Is Not Coataceons.
New York, Oct. 19. Three or four
lepers, who escaped from North Brother
island last week, have been rounded up
and are in the contageous disease tent
within the grounds of Belle vue hospital.
The city health authorities having de
cided that leprosy is not contageous,
have decided to take charge of the men
or send them back to the island, on
which for a year or more they were
virtually held as prisoners.
Imperial Party at Wies Baden.
Wies Baden, Oct. 19. The emperor
and empress of Germany, their four
sons, the ex-Empress Frederick and
other royalties and state dignitaries
were present here today at the unveil
ing of the monument erected in memory
of the late Emperor Frederick. The
Rheinische Knrier announces that his
majesty has appointed ex-Empress
Frederick honorary chief of the Eigh
tieth regiment of Fusileers.
Illinois Exposition Commission.
Chicago, Oct. 19. Illinois commis
sions to the Trans-Mississippi and In
ternational exposition left for Omaha
this afternoon at 5:50 o'clock on a
special train over the Burlington route
for the purpose of selecting a site for
Illinois building. Nearly all of the 20
members will go. The commission will
use $20,000 of the $45,000 appropriated
by the state for the erection of a build
ing. Catholic Arehuishops to Meet.
Washington, Oct. 19. The annual
meeting of the Catholic archbishops of
America will be held here tomorrow,
the first day being given to the affairs
of the Catholic university, and the next
to the general affairs of the church.
Among the subjects to be considered
are the establishment of a Catholic
Cholera Attach Troops.
IjOXDON, Oct. 19. The Daily Mail
gays it has information from a reliable
source that cholera has attacked a bat
allion of the Shropshire regiment, which
is stationed at Sitalur, Northwest India,
and that 40 noncommissioned officers
and privates have already succumbed.
Withdraws Her Horses.
London, Oct. 19. Mrs. LilyLangtry,
owing to the death of Edward. Langtxy,
who died last Friday night while con
fined in the asylum for the insane at
Chester, has withdrawn for the present
all her horses from the turf.
New 3Ien for Old Oflces.
Washing-ion, Oct. 19. The president
today made the following appoint
ments : Frank C. Partridge of Vermont,
consul general at Tangiers; Consul
Chester W. Martin of Michigan, at Am
herstberg, Ontario; P. H. Brittain of
Ohio, at Nantez, France.
BarliBStOB Roate California Excarion.
Cheap; quick; comfortable.
Leave Omaha 4.35 p. m., Lincoln CIO
p. m. and Hastings 8.50 p. m. every
Thursday in clean, modern, not crowded
tourist sleepers. No transfers; cars rnn
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. to2oapr'8
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
OF THE "ELEVATOR ROLLER
Know all men br these
resents. That we, F.
erniien. P. Fathanm
Jaeggi. John Horst. I. Sibb
and A. Jaeggi, do associate ourselves tonether
for the purpose of forming and becoming a cor
poration under the laws of the State of Nebras
ka, for the transaction of the business hereinaf
1. The name of this corporation shall be
"Elevator Roller Mills Company."
2. The principal place of transacting business
shall be in Columbus. Platte county, Nebraska.
3. The nature of the business to ht Imnmpfni
by this corporation, shall be the bai in, bt oritur,
grinihng, manufacturing, shipping and selling
all kimls of grain, and the manufactured pro-
Purchasing or leasing grounds suitable for
such purposes, purchasing, erecting or leasing,
elevators, mills, bins, cribs, storehouse, ware
houses, and such other buil. lings suitable and
necessary to properly carry on the business
To purchase and equip such mills, elevators
and property with power, machinery and appli
ances to properly conduct such business.
4. The authorized ftock of this corporation
shall be S100.000 divided into share of 100 each
and numbered from 1 to l.UW consecutively; to
bo subscribed and paid as required by a majority
of the Board of Directors, and to he represented
by certificates, signed by the President, and
countersigned by tho Secretary.
5. The existence of this corporation shall
begin on tho first day of October, A. 1). 18OT. and
continue during tho period of twenty years,
unless sooner terminated by a two-thirds vote of
its capital stock.
6. Tho business of this corxration shall be
ronuucieu ry a UuaMot Directors, not to exceed
five in number, to be elected by the Stockhold
ers, at their first meeting, and annually thereaf
ter, as prescribed by the by-laws of tutid cor
poration. 7. The officers of the cororntion shall be
President, Secretary, and Treusurer.wlio shall be
stockholders, ami Manager, shall Iki chosen by a
majority of the Hoard of Directors, and bhall
holda their offices until tli:r following annual
election, and until their successors shall be
elected and qualified.
S. The highest amount of indehtedneHS to
which thi-icoriMirriion shall at any time subject
nseu simii not ik) more tlian lvo-tiiinls of its
itaid ami capital stock.
'.'. Tho time aud manner of holding meetingi
of the htockliohlers, election of officers, filling
of vacancies and the method of conducting the
business of tho corporation shall be as provided
in the by-laws.
10. The by-laws of this corporation shall be
adopted, and may lie afterward mmlified and
changed, by two-thirds or tiie stock represented
at any meeting of the otockholders, provided,
sixty days notice prior to such infilling has been
given of such intended change, to all stock
holders. In witness whereof we have hereunto affixed
our hand this 11th day of October, A. l., 1SOT.
In presence of K. Jahmi.
H. F. J. HoCKKNBElMlKK. J OUST HOUHT.
State of Nkbrse,
Platte County, t9
On this lllh .lay of October. 18U7. before me.
a notary public in and for said county, itcrson
ally appeared llienlxne named F. Jaeggi, John
Horst, I. HiblMTiisen, Frank Falbaum and A.
Jaeggi, who are iiersoually known to me to be
the identical tierhons whose names are affixed to
the aliove articles as imrties thereto, ami they
severally acknowledge the instrument to lie their
voluntary act and deed. Witncbe my hand and
seal as aforesaid.
II. F. J. HOOKKNBKHOKH.
In thr county court of lM.itte county, NYhraska.
In the matter of tho ttnti of Frnuz lleiiKKeler,
deceased. Notice of final wttloment uud ac
count. To the creditor, heirs, legatees and others in
terested in the estate of Franz liengKeler, de
ceased. Take not ice, that .loveili Hensreeler has filed in
the county court a report of his doings at execu
tor of the entato of Franz llenKKeler. de
ceased, and it ta ordered that the same stand for
hearing on the 5th day of November, 1SU7, lx-fore
tho court at the honr of it o'clock a. m., at u hich
time any iTKon interested may appear and ex
cept to and contest the same.
This notice is ordered Kven in TilK Coi.cm
BCS Jocknai. for threeconxecutive weeks prior
to the 5th day of November, lsW.
Witness my hand asd the seal of the county
court at Columbus this 11th day of October.
riV,T i J. N. KILIX,
Iseai,. 13ortJ County Judge.
NOTICE I'iiOBATE OB' WILL.
Notice probate of v. ill, HahheL. Aden, deceas
ed. In the county court of Platte county,
Nebraska. The State of Nebraska to the heirs
and next of kin of haiil Habbe L. Aden, de
ceased. Take notice, that upon filing of a written in
strument purporting to be the last will and tes
tament of Hablm L. Aden, for prolKito and
allowance, it li ordertd thr.t said matter be set
for hearinii the f th day or November, A. D. 1SH7.
before said county court, at the hour of IU
o'clock A. 51., at which time any person inter
ested may appear and contest the same; and due
nonce ui Wis pruceeuine is ordered published
three weeks successively iu theCoLDSiucs Jouk
xai a weekly and lewd newspaMr printed,
published ami of general circulation in said
county and state.
In testimony whereof, I havo hereunto pet my
hand and official seal at Columbus this ttth day
of October, A. D. lrf.ii.
J. N. Kimax,
ISoctS ( 'ounty J udge.
State or Nebrska, .
Platte connty, )""
In the county court, in and for said county. In
the matter of the estate of Sam W. V. Wilson
deceased, late of said connty.
At a session of tho connty court for said coun
ty, holden at the county judge's otiice in Colum
bus, in said connty on the 2!'t Inlay of September,
A. D. 1SH7, present, J. N. Kilian. county judge.
On reading and filing the verified ietition of
Lizzie Wilson prating that letters of adminis
tration be issued Henry T. Spocrry on the estate
of said decedent.
Thereupon, it is ordered that the 23d day of
October. A. D. 1SOT, at .i o'clock, a. m.. b assign
ed for tho heariugof said petition at the county
judge's otiice in said county.
And it is further ordered, that duo legal notice
be given of the pendency and hearing of said
petition by publication in TukCoi.it.mbus Joith-
jtAL for three consecntue weeks.
iA trne copy of the order.)
)atetl, Columlr.is. NVb.. Sept. W, l-.t'T
J. N. Kii.mn.
6oci3 Count .fudtfe.
NOTICE TO REDEEM.
To Amos Gates or whom it miy concern:
Von are hereby not i fin I that the following
described real estate, to wit: Lots one (1) and
two (2) in block one hundred and three (103) 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 1th, lslj, by Fanny Mtrz, for delin
quent taxes for the jears IV.'.i and 1&I inclusive,
and said Fanny Merz is the present owner and
holder of said 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 of March, ISM.
rtoctSt Fasnv Mr.HZ.
To all whom it may concern:
The Board of Siiervitors in regular session
September 13th, lStfi, 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 south 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 filed in the county
clerk's office, by Saturday. Octolier 30. 1&97. or
such road may be established without further
Dated at Columbus, Neb., Oct,
. 4, 1397.
To whom it may concern:
The Board of Supervisors in regular session
September 16th, 1W7, declared the following
section linn opened as 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 23, town 17, range 1 east.
Now all objections thereto must be filed in the
connty clerk's office by Sat unlay. October 23d,
1837, or such road may be established without
further reference thereto.
Dated Columbus, Nebr., Sept. IS. 1K7.
29sei4 Connty Clerk.
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prices as any one.
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IX THE COUNTRY.
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MEDHOF & CO.
Our counters and shelves are now over
flowing with the largest stock of
Hats and Caps,
EVER SHOWN IN PLATTE COUNTY.
Dress Goods, Cloak Goods and Silks, fancy brocade, Dress
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40-inch wide, all-wool Dress Flannel, all colors, at 25c a yard.
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