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' Congressman, Third district,
W. F. NOBRIS, Wayne.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
." M. L. HAYWARD, Nebraska City.
'GEORGE A. MURPHY, Beatrice.
: Secretary of State,
C. DUBAS, Wilber.
Auditor Public Accounts,
T. L. MATHEWS, Fremont.
PFTER MOBTENSEN, Ord.
Superintendent Public Instruction,
. JOHN F. SAYLOR, Lincoln.
N. D. JACKSON, Neligh.
' A. F.WILLIAMS, Elk City.
For Judge Sixth Judicial District,
w. a. McAllister, Columbus.
The repnblican patty of Platte and, Nance
ceaatles composing the 25th repreeaatatryedis
trict of Nebraska, are requested 1 to sead'dele.
-mimm fm thoir mmviira counties to meet in
oaaveattoB at Gecoa, Nance coanty on Sater-
day beptember iui ai l ociock p.. or
purpose of placing in nomination a candidate
.riaSM.nf flnnt. iwnrMMltsllTe of the 25th
district, and for the transaction of snch other
' basiaeas aa may be incident thereto. ,
Tho coaaties composing saidTdistnet areen
tiUed to the following delegates each:
Platte county.. ............ ......... ......is
Naace county... .... ....
Dated this 30th day of August. 180g.
K.O.STBOTHEB, W. W. CoBKaxroa,
I 'Secretary. Chairman.
'Heavy loss around Terre Haute, In
diana, by a wind-storm Sunday.
Friday, Miss Minnie Davis, who was
recently operated on for appendicitis,
was reported dying.
TwEiiYElthousand;troops were left to
properly garrison Porto Rico, and four
thousand sent, home, Gen. Miles with
G. M. Hitchcock, owner of the Oma
ha World-Herald, has been nominated
as a candidate for congress in the sec
' Elbct Judge Norris to'congress, thus
endorsing President McKinley's able
administration and at the same time
placing a capable man to represent the
interests of this district.
About two monoths of electioneering
for most of the candidates. It is best to
take matters as easy as possible, and
wait for .October for the main work.
A hcbbicane swept over St Joseph,
Mb., Monday afternoon at 5, rain and
hail accompanying the wind. Resi
dences were unroofed, stacks and bams
turned down and many buildings utterly
demolished. Many 'families were ren
dered homeless. Money loss placed at
Ix 1888, J. Sterling Morton, er-Secre-tary
of Agriculture, ran on the same
tidket with W- A. Poynter, the populist
candidate for governor this year, and
he now says of him: "His political
views are adjustable and can readily be
fitted to populist, democratic or silver
At 2 o'clock Wednesday the conven
tion was called to order and W. O.
Pugsley acted as chairman, W. M. Cor
nelius as secretary.
.The following were selected as dele
gates to the senatorial convention:
Ed. Leuschen, L. J. Niemoller, Chris
Meedel, Eli Morrow, Tfaoe. H. Williams,
A. M. Post, Fred Cuttan, Carl Kramer,
F. M. Cookingham, J. Lanktree, John
Tannahill. C.C. Gray.
To the Float representative conven
tion: W. O.- Pugsley, R. G. Strother,
G. L. Humphreys, Arthur Watte, R C
Anderson, R P. Drake, C. J. Garlow,
Wm. Smith, Joseph Apgar, Roy Clark,
Edward Irwin. Fred Meedel.
Adjourned to Oct. 1.
Ttrnniv Vbjbs Anfc. A. It Wis an.
iomwHi at Kairstein this morning that
the oo-aditaom of Hon. Thomas F. Bay
aid was UBchaaged from that of the
past 34 hours. The physicians are in
WAsmxaTOX, Sept. 6. Adjnnt Gea
eral Corbin received a dispatch late to
ight from'General Shatter announcing
that he had assumed command of Camp
Wikoff, Montauk Point.
ad Deaftfa at Caaast McKlalay.
Dxs Moms, Sept. 6. Private J. W.
Croa, company A, Flfty-ieooad volon
ter8,diedat Cottage hospiatd yester
day. This is the second death at Camp
' Howell Far
Waterloo, la., Sept. 6. The Demo
crats of the Third district have aomi-
aated John H. Howell for
LABOR DAY BASE BALL GAMES.
IadJaaaawIla taw Oaly Clubs
Caieago, 8 ; nttakart, i.
Ctedaaad. ; Clerelaad, 8.
Philadelphia, 4; BattiauH,.
Xew York 4 ; Brooklyn, 2.
Boetoa, : Waakiagtaa. SL
rkiladalakia U; Baltlawra, Ml
LaiSTili,e; St. I is, ft,
Oaaia tt, 1; Cterelaad, L
jCateago, 1; Kttabaag, .
Oatroit, ; Calaatkas, L
auireds and let
the school-master help the
soldiers help the people to
CROPS FALLING SHORT.
Yield and Quality Not Meeting
HEAKA0E OF D10UTH TOO LATE.
Taal rrlaetl of Wtator Wkeat Will
sto !7aW ,, e.Baakala Present
T Cava la Wot aa Ooo4 as It
at A Mmmwy FalUac Off
Nbw Tosk, Sept. 6. The wheat crop
f 1886 is not quite mp to promise, ac
cordiafftothe report of the American
Agricaltanlist, which will appear Sept.
14. It says: It appears the promise of
wheat was not fulfilled in actual grain
by what auut seem like a large margin,
while in a number of states the rate of
yield was even smaller than indicated
on July 1. But with fall allowance for
all dimppoiabment, the fact remains
that the crop this year is the largest on
The reported rate of yield in wintar
wheat is 14.8 bushels, and in spring
wheat 14.5 bashels. The final crop re
sult will appear next month, but the
American Agriculturalist says that it
any not be" amiss to note that if the
present rata of yield indicated shall be
maintained the total production of
winter wheat will be rather under 400,
000,000 bashels, and spring wheat fully
300,000,000 bushels, subject to modifica
tion next month.
The report of the American Agricul
turalist on corn places the condition
at 85.4, as compared with 65.6 a month
earlier. The change, while slight, is a
distinct disappointment, as it was gen
erality believed the breakage of the
drouth would advance the condition of
the crop, at least to an average showing
for this date.
Taking the surplus states of Ohio,
Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kan
sas and Nebraska, it appears the present
condition of this crop is 78.9, as against
79.1 one month ago and 80.0 one year
ago. There is an unusually large per
centage of healthy appearing stalks,
which are bearing no ears at all, and a
large proportion which have a single
ear, and that short and approaching the
nabbing condition. The effect of this
will only be fully recognised when the
crop is husked, and it is easily within
the range of possibilities that the final
report of rate of yield per acre will pre
sent some marked surprises.
The condition of oats harvested is
placed at 78.4, or 2.2 lower than on Aug.
1, with the general quality not as good
as last year.
The same authority says the past
month has brought further reduction
in the potato crop, the breaking of the
drouth not being followed by the re
covery of condition.
Swladler Works His Game.
Washtnqton, Sept. 6. E. K. Valen
tine, formerly sergeant-at-arins of the
senate, has written a letter to Secretary
Alger stating that some time ago the
relatives of a soldier belonging to the
Second Nebraska regiment, received a
letter saying that the soldier was sick
and in want at Chickamauga and ask
ing that money be sent to him. The
money was sent, but no reply was re
ceived. A second installment was sent
by registered letter, to which the sol
dier replied, saying he did not under
stand why the money was sent to him
and had received none previously. He
said that he was well and had not been
ill and bad not requested any money.
It is thought some swindler wrote the
Little Bock, Sept. 6. Arkansas
yesterday elected a full corps of state
officers, 100 members of the lower house
of the -legislature, 16 state senators,
local officers in each of the 75 counties
and voted on the adoption of two im
portant constitutional amendments, as
well as the question of the liquor license
in the different counties. The Demo
cratic state ticket, headed by Dan W.
Jones, is undoubtedly elected, the
only question of doubt being the size of
the Democratic plurality. The vote on
the two constitutional amendments is in
doabt. One of these provides for the
creation by the legislature of a railroad
commission and the other for the levy
ing of a tax of 3 mills for road pur
Sever Steraa at Webster City.
Webster City, la., Sept. 6. A severe
rain, wind and hail storm caused dam
age to the amount of $50,000 in an area
three miles wide and 13 miles long, six
miles north of here. The has was ex
ceedingly heavy and many persons
caught away from shelter were severely
injured. Many small buildings were
wrecked and the corn crop was com
pletely destroyed in the region of the
CerTera Arraagiag to Sell.
Axsapous, Sept. 6. Admiral -CerTera
of the Spanish navy, accompanied
by Lieutenant Oervera, his son, left
here today for Norfolk for the purpose
of completing arrangements for the
transportation to Spain of the prisoners
bow confined at Portsmouth, N. H.,
who were captured in the naval fight
off Santiago: Admiral Cervera and his
son were driven to the railway station
in Admiral McNair's carriage.
Saertage la Aeceaata.
Ckoosstox, Minn., Sept. 6. The
soadamen of County Treasurer Beaudry
today became aware of a shortage in the
cash necessary to balance the books of
that peace. The amount is believed to
be about 8,000. The shortage is laid to
Deputy Treasurer Joseph Matthews,
who left early in July to attend the
Omaha exposition and has not been
heard from since.
Washington. Sent. 6. It is stated
at the war department that- nothing
definite has been determined as to the
movement of troops now at San Iran
cisco to Manila, which depends onin
fiaauBtimi which is expected to be re
ceived front General Merritt as to the
necessity for such troops. Probably
three regiments will be sent to Hono
lulu if they do not go to Manila. . If
General Merriam on his return reports
that there is good camping ground at
Honolulu the troops will be sent there
if not needed at Manila.
Caaaa CaeaaisMlea SaU.
.NbwTokk, Sept. . Bear Admiral
Sampson, Majar General Wade. Major
Ganeral M. O. Duncan, and Lieutenant
Colon! John OahM, memhers of the
Cuban neutniiaeina, toft hare for Cuba
all that has been ac-
EIGHTEEN IRE KILLED:
Fatal Collision Between a Rail
road Train and Trolley Car.
TEI M0SE WILL PB0BABLT DIE.
'Accident Oscars at Cehees, X. Y., as a
Party of Xerryaaakers War Ketaralag
Freea the Labor Da? Plealeat Keasalaer
Park, Near Troy IKaagled Meal as
Tfarowa Fifty Feet Iatu the Air.
. Cohoes, N. Y., Sept. 6. An appall
ing disaster ocurred in this city about
8 o'clock last night when a trolley car
lof the Troy City railway was struck
by the night boat' train on the Delaware
and Hudson River road, at the west end
of the bridge which connects this city
with Lansingburgand its load of human
freight was hurled' into the air. Eigh
teen of the 35 passengers are dead and
at least 10 of the remainder will die.
The cars entering the city from Lan
inngburg were crowded with passengers
turning from a Labor day picnic at
ensaalaer park, a pleasure resort near
Troy. Car No. 192 of the Troy City
railway was the victim of the disaster.
It came over the bridge about 7:35
o'clock laden with a merry party of peo
jple fresh from the enjoyment of the
Accldeat at Grade Crossing.
The crossing where the accident oe
Icurred is at a grade. Four tracks of the
Delaware and Hudson River road,
which runs north and south at this
point, cross the two tracks of the trol
ley road. It was the hour when the
night boat special, a train which runs
south and connects with the New York
city boat at Albany, was due to pass
that point. The tracks, of the street
line run at a grade from the bridge to
'the point where the disaster occurred.
In consequence of this fact, and of the
frequent passage of trains, it has been
the rule for each conductor to stop his
'train and go forward to observe the rail
road tracks. It cannot be ascertained
whether that rule was complied with
on this occasion, for all events prior to
the crash were forgotten by those in
volved. The motor car was struck di
rectly in the center by the engine of the
train, which was going at a high rate
Caaae Wltaeat waraiag.
LThe accident came without the slight
t warning. The car was upon the
tracks before the train loomed in sight
and no power on earth could have saved
it. The motorman evidently saw the
train approaching as he reached the
track and opened his controller, but in
yam. wnn a crasn tnac was neara ior
blocks the engine struck into the lighter
vehicle. The effect was horrible. The
motor car parted in two, both sections
being hurled into the air in splinters.
The mass of humanity, for the car was
crowded to overflowing, was torn and
mangled. Those in the front of the car
met with the worst fate. The force of
the collision was there expended to the
greatest degree, and every person in
that section of the car was killed. The
scene was horrible. Bodies had been
hurled into the air and their headless
and lifeless trunks were found in some
cases 50 feet from the tracks.
I Victims Tonne People.
. The pilot of the engine was smashed,
and amid its wreckage were the maimed
corpses of two women. The passengers
of the train suffered no injury except a
violent shook. The majority of the
passengers of the trolley car were young
people. They included many women.
In 10 minutes fully one-half the pop
ulation of the city were surging about
the scene in an effort to see if relatives
were among the unfortunates. The in
jured were taken to the city hospital
and to the Continental knitting mill,
the former not having sufficient ambu
lance service to care for them all.
The corpses were placed in boxes and
baken to a neighboring mill shed. Many
of them were unrecogniaable.
1 Horrible Scenes.
The crash was frightful in its results.
Headless women with gay summer
dresses, bathed in their own and the
blood of others; limbs without trunks or
any means of identifying to whom they
belonged; women's and men's heads
with crushed and distorted features;
bodies crushed and flattened, these
sights constituted a spectacle most hor
rible to behold.
The train of the Delaware and Hud
son road immediately after the accident
proceeded to Troy. The engineer stated
that he did not see the car until he
was upon it. He tried to prevent his
train from striking ihe car, but his ef
forts were fruitless. He thinks the
motorman when he saw the train was
bn him tried to get beyond the danger
line. The grade made it impossible
for him' to stop before he reached the
tracks. It was the front end of his car
that caught the crash and he was killed
The following bodies have been iden
Abcse Camnkau of Cohoes.
James Temple of Lansingburg.
Edward Babxey of Cohoes.
Mxs. Johx Craves, Cohoes.
Miss Kittie Craves, Cohoes. -Joseph
NEU.Tr. Sweet, 16 years old, Cohoes.
Mrs. Elma McJClroy, Cohoes.
Mrs. James L. Taylor, Cohoes.
Mias Wisxie Craves, Cohoes.
James LR'se, Cohoes.
!MBS. ELLEX Sbaw. Cohoes.
JOES Timmixs, Cohoes.
Mrs. Jobs W. Sdtclikfe, Cohoes.
Isaac Shaw, Cohoes, skull fractured.
I George Ankers, injured internally.
I John W. Sutcllffe. Cohoes, head cut
and ribs broken.
Miss Lizsie McElroy. Cohees, leg
, Mrs. Lixennease, Cohoes, collarbone
fractured and several ribs broken. ' She
had a baby in her arms; it was crushed
and will die.
Emma Devaabire. Cohoes, skull
Mrs. James Temple, Lansingburg, jaw
fractured and injured internally.
Mrs. Ira Dewey, Cohoes, head crushed.
Death ef Dakota Fleaeer.
Yasktos, S. D., Sept. 6. Hon. An
drew Eaulk, well known throughout
this section of the northwest, especially
the two Dakotas, by pioneer residents,
died last night at hut home in this city.
Mr. Faulk was the third governor of
Dakotaerritory, and it was awinly
through his persistent endeavors that
the opening of the Black Bulla to settle
ment was secured.
Chicago. Scut. . Miss Juliette At
kinson defeated Mias Carrie Naary in
the finals of the woasan's taunts touraa-
GRAND ARMYjN SESSION
Attendance of Veterans Sur
ABSEIOE .OF OLD OOMMaHDEES.
Berlena Ulaese ef Geaerel Swell,
Now CeasMered the
oT the Civil Wi
Oohia aad Staff With
CiscrxKATi, "Sept. 6. TJai
day of the32d annual iRisupmimt of
the G. A, B. surpassed expectations in
the attendance and in tha succaaaful
progress of events on the' program of
the first day. During tha labor day
parade and other parades in escorting
prominent arrivals from the depots to
the hotels the city presented an un
usually brilliant appearance with its
elaborate decorations, which are dis
played everywhere. Last night the
iyhimipfltinns ynm in full blast every
where from the trranrnhal arches in
public places and at snvec intersections.
Excursionists have been arriving by
the thousands for the past two days,
and with the arrival of Commander-in-Chief
Gobin and his staff, Bear Ad
miral Eelley and his staff, Mrs. S. J.
Martin, president of the W. C. A., Mrs.
Flora N.- Davey, president of the Ladies
of the G. A. B., Mrs. Jennie Laird,
president of the Ladies' Naval associa
tion, and then respective staffs of ladies,
Colonel A. D. Shaw of New York,
Colonel L A. Sexton of Chicago and
Colonel L F. Mack of Sandusky and
their respective followers in the contest
for the election of commander-in-cWaf ,
and others, the encampment of 1808 ms
in full blast on the first day. "-
The large music hall 'was filled to its
full limit at the naval camp fire last
night, while receptions and reunions
were given at other places all over the
city. There will be big camp fires at
Music hall and Camp Sherman every
night this week and smaller gatherings
at other points. There is a notable ab
sence of the old commanders, but they
have passed away. Many of the com
rades refer to the serious illness of Gen
eral Buell, who is now considered the
ranking survivor of the civil conflict.
TO STUDY SOCIAL PROBLEMS.
President to Appoint a Nonpartisan Ci
mission of Nineteen Members.
Washington, Sept. 0. One of the
first matters to which the president is
expected to give his attention is the
selection of nine members of the non
partisan commission, which, under the
act of congress of June 18, is to collate
information and to consider and recom
mend legislation te meet the problems
presented by labor, agriculture and
. This body is to consist of 19 persons,
five of whom are to bo members of the
senate, five of the house and "nine
other persons," who shall fairly repre
sent the different industries and employ
The 'senators and representatives'
have already been appointed. For the
positions to be filled by the president
there are on file at the White house
about 125 applications, embracing the
names of many well known labor lead
ers and others prominent in the discus
sion of questions incidental to the bet
terment of the farmer and the laboring
man. The lifetime of the commission
is to be two years, the salary of the
members $3,600 per annum and its pow
ers and duties are comprehensive in
Public hearings may be given if neces
sary and authority is given to visit any
part of the United States for the pur
pose of securing the information lieces
sery to make its report to -congress.'
Senator Kyle, who by virtue of his of
fice, is expected to be chairman of, the
committee, has reported that he would
be ready to call the body together" for
organization by Sept. 15 and the presi
dent gave him to understand the per
sonnel of the committee would be com
plete by that time. Among those men
tioned in connection with the appoint
ments are ex-Representative Philips of
Pennsylvania, former chairman of the
house committee on labor; Mr. Sargent
of the Firemen's brotherhood; ex-Representative
Farquhar of New York,
Major Hansen of Georgia, Captain E.
A. Sniythe of South Carolina, the two
latter being candidates presented by
the cotton milling interests of the south.
HAWKEYE TROOPS CONTENTED.
Colonel Loper Says His Men Are Wilting
to Go to Hawaii.
San Francisco, Sept. 6. Two pa
tients in the division hospital have died
since Sunday morning. Privates Oliver
F. Mock, company D, Fifty-first Iowa,
of spinal meningitis and Jacob Ebert,
company A, Twenty-third infantry, of
typhoid fever. Six patients have been
taken to the hospital. Of these two are
suffering with malarial fever, two with
measles, and two with mumps. Twenty
patients have been dismissed to their
quarters and one discharged as cured.
There are now in the hospital 315 pa
tients, 84 are out on furlough and nine
are in other hospitals and three are
being cared for in private residences.
Colonel Loper of the Fifty-first Iowa,
declares that his men are contented in
the service and that they are willing to
remain until General Merriam gets
back and it is settled whether they are
to go to Honolulu. If the regiment is
not to be sent away the colonel says he
is as anxious as any of his men to re
turn home. . .
Editors Fleck to Deaver. v .,
Denver, Sept. 6. Editors of news-'
papers, many of them accompanied by
members of their families, are pouring
into Denver from all parts of the country
on regular and special trams. They
come for the purpose of attending fbo
thirteenth annual convention of the
National Editorial association.
Tarn Down Cyclone" Davie.
Houston. Sept. 6. The Populist state
executive committee met at Waco
yesterday and made changes in its state
ticket, pulling down "Cyclone" Davis
as a candidate for attorney general and
putting in C. H. Jenkins, who was de
feated for congress two years ago.
WaaU the Third Seat North.
Lincoln, Sept. 6. Governor Holcomb
wired Congressman Stark last night,
calling attention to the increase of sick
ness in the Third regiment and ashing
him to confer with the war department
relative to having the regiment re
moved to some northern camp.
Preacher Changes Pmlptta.
Sioux Crrv, Sept. 6. Eev. G. W.L.
Brown, pastor of the First Methodist
Episcopal church of Sioux City, will
leave Sioux City, Oct. 1, with the in
tention, it is said, of accepting the pas
torate of the Prospect Methodist Epis
copal church in Des Moines.
To Saceeed Bishop Perry.
Cedar Bapids, la., Sept. 6. A spe
cial diocesan convention for ihe election
of a successor to the late Bishop Perry
is being held in Davenport. Dr. Thomas
E. Green, this city, and Dr.'Uanll of
I Chicago are the VjRdfuy oaadidstai.
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SAYS WHITE WONT SERVE.
Yacaacr Still Kxiste la Perseaael .ef
Cleveland, O., Sept. . Secretary
of State Day and Mrs. Day arrived in
this city this afternoon. The secretary
had lunch at the Union club with Sen
ator Hanna, Andrew Squire, Judge S.
E. Williamson and other friends.
At 3 o'clock he took a train for Ash-
tajbula Harbor, O., accompanied by Mrs.
Durilfrs. Barber, who is a 'sister of
' ntr. McKinley. Mrs. Lynch and Miss
-Lynch., all of Canton.
In. the evening the party left Ashta
bula on the steamer Corsica for Ksca
naba,Mich. Secretary and Mrs. Day will go to
Washington after about, five days.
To a press representative Secretary
Day said he intended to hand in his
resignation on the 12th of this month.
He said. there was nothing new to be
told about the peace commission, but
gave it as his understanding that Jus
tice White had decided not to serve as
one of the commissioners.
FACTS ABOUT THE NAVY
The Speed, Armament and Han-,
dling of Sea Fighters.
gum; poidebous battleships.
Cialssra aad IVaw Swuav-
lac Monitors Which. With Pall alas;.
aad Shotted Gene, Watch
. Gabaa Porta ar Seek Spanish Soi
The marines in the navy use the Lea
rifle, which has a magazine holding five
cartridges.-This arm is of .28 caliber.
In naval warfare the shell has re
placed the solid shot in all calibers down
to the 1 pounder gun, adding vastly
to the destructive effect of a cannonade.
All modern guns on ships of war are
breecbloading and rifled.
From the highest calibers down to
a 4 inch diameter of bore guns are
designated by their caliber. From a 4
FIBIHG FBOM A MONITOR'S FIGBTIKO TOP.
inch caliber down to the 1 pounder
they take their name from the weight
of the shot they throw. Everything be
low the 1 pounder is in tho machine
Male applicants may enter the navy
between the ages of 14 and 35 years.
Boys between 14 and 1? years old can
enlist only as apprentices.
While in the army ihe private soldier
may rise to a major generalship, in the
navy the limit of the bluejacket's possi
ble promotion is the position of warrant
officer, as gunner, boatswain, carpenter.
The highest pay of a warrant officer is
$1,800 a year.
Bluejackets are better paid than sol
diers in the United States service, and
when in active aervioe have what the
soldier is seldom sure of, the assurance
of good food and comfortable quarters,
A landsman in the navy receives in the
beginning $18 a month, and his pay in
creases at each step of his promotion to
the rank of ordinary and of able seamac.
From Key West to Havana is a dis
tance of 90 miles measured in a direc
tion almost due south.
To cruise on a warship in the Carib
bean sea is a far more healthful and
pleasant business than to campaign on
land. It is cooler upon the water, there
are no venomous reptiles or insects to
make life a burden and but little lia
bility of malarial or epidemic disease.
For fighting in warm climates the
United States seaman wears a uniform
of white canvas jumper, canvas trou
sers, knitted watch cap or white canvas
hat, black necktie and lanyard with
For boarding or repelling boarders in
a naval engagement the United States
aailor is provided with a aevolver and
cutlass. When handed as Infantry, he
carries a Lee magazine rifle.
There is nothing cleaner than the
decks and equipment of a warship. All
woodwork is scrubbed and brass work
polished daily, and there is no end to
painting and scraping and totheohip
ping of rust from anchors and cables.
Every man-of-war's man knows how
to sew aad does his own mending.
Many of the old hands would rather
buy the materials and make their own
clothes than draw a ready made uni
form anit from the government
On warships to which a chaplain is
assigned a small white pennant with a
blue cross flying from the gaff gives no
tioe that divine service is being held on
No punishment involving bodily Buf
fering, such as the old time flogging,
branding, tattooing of offenders, can be
adjudged by any court martial or in
flicted upon any person in the navy.
In modem naval fights the battleships
are ranged in the first line and bear the
brunt of attack. With them are the
monitors and armored cruisers which
protect the flanks and rear of the line
of battle. Protected cruisers, torpedo
boats, dispatch boats, hospital ships and
torpedo boat destroyers form the second
Torpedo boat destroyers are large tor
pedo boats which are equipped so that
1 they may launch torpedoes at the en
emy or with guns and rams sink his
The cost per day of maintaining in
commission an ordinary warship is
The present outlay for the United
States navy is $50,000 per day.
A single charge of ammunition for a
large caliber gun costs $500.
It costs from $7,000 to $10,000 to fill
the bunkers of a man-of-war with coaL
Until the recent naval fight off Ma
nilla only one sea fight had oocurred
to put modern war vessels and arma
ments to the test the battle of Yalu,
in 1895, between the Chinese and Jap-
Our modern steel built, armorclad
navy had no existence, even on paper,
16 years ago. At that time the United
States had but 87 war vessels available
for cruising, of which only one, the
Tennessee,' was a first rate ship. The
sroothbore muzzle loader was the pre
vailing gun in the service then. Many
of the war craft of that period have
beau sinee laid up as superannuated.
The first clans battlaahip Iowa is the
powerful open sea fighter, and the
a speed of 33.7 knots, is
the swiftest ship in the navy.
of uvssfoti about
S APVUltHeU SVC1U
There ie not, with either youag peo
ple or old, either in literary, or any lmes,'
any more originality, any more individu
ality or spontaneity than there ought to
be, and in educational matter, especi
ally where teacher himself is a stere
otyped copy-book, there is far-too little
originality tolerated in the school life.
The JocaXAL believes that whatever is
determined upon as au accomplishment
should be worked upon steadily, stated
'it by well-considered means, and- as
thoroughly as possible. One line of
original work is better than ten copied
or appropriated. The study necessary
to compose one fairly-Kood piece of
music, is doubtless of more real value,
as mental education, .than 'the study to
reproduce, in voice or on instrument,
ten fairly-good pieces of somebody else's
composiug. But the uiuis advuntage or
good -lies in the houest endeavor to
grasp difficulties and overcome thorn; to
understand first principles, und to up
ply them; to bo what you seom to be,
and when you read an essay, or deliver
an oration, presumably your own, that
your own it shall be, whether good, bad
or indifferent These remarks have
been suggested by the following from'
the Fremont Herald. The merits of
this particular case we know nothing
of: "The Schuyler Quill accuses F. E.
Schaaff, formerly of the Normal, and
winner of the prize medal for oratory in
1896, of having bought his oration
that it was written for the occasion by
Doc Bixby, of the Lincoln Journal, apd
the latter has never been able to collect
pay for the brain work applied. This
assertion going the rounds is a great in
justice to Mr. Schaaf if it is untrue, and
we suggest that the latter who has
many friends here get an authoritative
denial from Mr. Bixby that will cover
The last Schuyler Snn prints a letter
from Dawson City, Alaska, by A. B.
Hughes and Son. that contains some
facts not generally known. They 'were
three quarters of a minute going the mile
and a half through the White- Horse
"This is a great country. It never
gets dark. Yon can see to read the
finest print any time of the night. In
fact I can tell but little difference, only
the sun does not shine. There is a place
fifty miles from here on a high mountain,
where on the 21 of June you can see the
sun the whole 24 hours.
You can dig down a foot and a half
and find ground frozen so -hard that a
pick will not break it. Yon have to
thaw it 'out with fire. The top of the
earth is covered with moss about a foot
thick. In the middle of the day it gets
so hot you cannot stand it and that is
the reason they cannot work .the mines.
The water runs in and fills up tho holes
when one is digging. All the creeks are
a kind of marsh or swamp and in sum
mer you will sink knee deep in mud, or
as deep as it is thawed out. Dawson
City is Built on a swamp. There are
some big log houses here. There are
five saw mills turning night and day.
Lumber is worth 25 cents a foot. I will
give yon the price of some things.
Work runs from $10 to $15 a day but is
hard to get. Team work is $100 a day.
A' good dog sells for about $300. They
use them to pack grub into the mines
and work on sleds in winter. Flour is
worth from $15 to $20 per hundred.
Beef steak $1.50 per pound; eggs about
$10per dozen; sugar; beans and coffee
runs from 50 to 75 cents per lb; tobacco
$3 per lb; bacon 30c;, butter $2; a broom
is worth $12. As I was walking up the
street the other day I saw an old stove
setting out on one side of the street
with a sign on, ''only $1000." Hay is
worth $750 a ton. I saw a cow the
other evening that sold for $1100.
They had a great time here on the
Fourth of July. Just at 12 o'clock at
night they commenced shooting off re
volvers and make the biggest racket
you ever heard. It was like a big battle.
It scared all the dogs in town nearly to
death. Just below Dawson City there
ji an Indian village and when the firing
began about two-thirds (of rthe Indians
took to their canoes and started down
the Yukon river. It took the priest a
long time to get them back. They
thought the Yanks were' killing all the
When you write put your letter in
two envelopes and address both. When
Bome letters get here there is nothing
left but part of the envelope as they
have so far to come. Hope this will
find yon well as it leaves us."
Qeo.E. Barnum has left with us a
specimen ear of this corn. This particu
lar ear is nine and a half inches long,
seven inches in circumference, with
eighteen rows of kernels. Mr. Barnum
bought a peck of seed at a cost of $2.65,
and listed two acres. It is said that
two to eleven ears grow on one stalk.
On Mr. Barnum's he has noted one to
five ears growing, and on one stalk
found twelve ears started, but not filled
out. It is said that the seed was found
among the pottery in the tombs of the
prehistoric people of Arkansas, and esti
mated to have been buried there three
thousand years ago. George thinks
there must have been giants in those
days, and that they husked this kind of
corn, because it is ten feet up to the
lowest ears on some of the stalks, and
the field looks somewhat like a forest
the corn stalks are so tall and so big.
George has promised Thk JouukaXi a
mature stalk with its ears entire, so
that our callers msy see for themselves.
It is claimed that 250 bushels to the
acre can be produced.
There are two peculiar things about
this specimen, one is the color, the
like of which we never before saw in
corn a singularly, light yellow tint at
the top of the ear, the lower part, a
smoky half-parched appearance.
One of the latest greatest inventions in
harvesting machinery cuts the grain,
throws in on a canvas arranged on roll
ers, taking it up into the thresher, where
it is threshed and cleaned- It is then
carried to the opposite side, falls into
ban, which aa thev are filled up, are
r oj -
tied up and thrown off. Ordinarily fif
teen acres a day is the work of two men
aad four horses.
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Frances K. Willanl.
The hands are such dear hands;
They are so full; they tnrn at our demands
So often; they reach ont
With trifles scarcely thonght about,
Soitnany times; they do
Ho many things (or me, for you
If their fond wills mistake.
We may well bend, not break.
They are such fond, frail lipa
That speak to us. Pray, if lore strips
Them of discretion many times.
Or if they speak too slow or qnick, sack
We may pass by; for we may see
Days not far off when those small words may be
Held not as alow, or qnick, or oat of place,
Because the lipa that spoke are no more
They are such dear, familiar feet that go
Along the path with ours feet fast or slow.
And trying to keep pace if they mistake
Or tread upon some flower that we would
Upoa our breast, or bruise some reed.
Or crash poor hope until it bleed
We may be mute.
Not turning quickly to impute
Grave fault; for they and wo
Have such a little way to ko can be
Together snch a little while along the way.
We will be patient while we
So many little faults we find.
We see them; for not blind
Is love. Wo see them; but if you ami I
Perhaps remember theiu como by and by.
They will not be
faults then glare fuolts to you and me.
Hut jnnt odd ways mistakes, or even lees
llemembrances to bletw.
Days change ho many things yes, hours.
We see so differently in sun and showers.
Mistaken words tonight
May be so cherished by tomorrow's light.
We will be patient, for we know
There's such a little way to go.
Went a Gaaaiap.
The habit of riding rough-shod over
people is not commendable at auy time.
It is always best to be considerate of
other people's rights and privileges, be
cause when you are not, that very fact
arouses opposition, and there is likely to
be trouble which may result in some
thing that all would serionsly regret the
remainder of their lives. There is
certainly nothing better than to do right,
and live peaceably. The Neligh Advo
cate says that last Monday afternoon
Mr. John Baser, son of Antony Kaser of
Sherman township, was instantly killed
while scuffling with John W. Drayton
for the possession of a gun. The fact
bo far as we can ascertain are as follows:
Mr. Raser and Geo. Ludwig were driv
ing over John Drayton's farm, sup
posedly for the purpose of hunting
chickens. Mr. Drayton met them and
forbade them shooting chickens on his
land, threatening to have them arrested
if they did. Words wero exchanged and
Drayton climbed on the side of tho
wagon and attempted to seize a gun
which was laying on the wagon bottom.
Baser resisted and a scuffle ensued in
which the gun was discharged and shot
off the top of Mr. Baser's head, killing
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iM Wl IN HlfJ Artsw BPt
In the county court of Platte county. Nebraska.
In tho matter aof the estate of Henry Panto,
deceased. Notice of final bettlemeut aud ur-
To tho creditors, heire. leKUtwti and otluiiv in
terested in the entato of Henry Panto, tl-
Tako notice, that S. M. Itarker has filed in the
county court a report of hisdoiagsaa adminis
trator of the estate of Henry PuMo. loceawl,
and it is ordered that tho Mime stand for hear
ing on the 21st day of September, 18W, before
the court nt the honr of it o'clock u. m.. nt which
time any permin interested may arf ear nud ex
cept to anil contest the oam.
This notice is ordered given in Tiik Oolumbch
JorjHXAI. for three cousecutivo weeko prior tit
the 21t day of September. IVJH.
Witness mr hand and the hc:iI of tho county
court at ('olumbn this 27th day of AiiKunt.
T. D. Kodiso.n.
31auic3 County Judge.
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For Infants and Children.
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Game and Fish in Season.
afzTUighest market prices paid for
Hides and Tallow.
COLUMBUS, - - NEBRASKA
We Carry Coffins, Caskets artel
Metallic Caskets at as low
prices as any one.
HAVE THE BEST HEARSE
IN THE COUNTBY.
VeAUJSTER et COstNUIUS.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
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