The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, November 02, 1898, Image 2

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CongreeBman, Third district,
W. F. NORRIS, Wayne.
M. L. HAYWARD, Nebraska City.
Secretary of State,
C. DURAS, Wilber.
Auditor Public Accounts,
T. L. MATHEWS, Fremont.
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Superintendent Public Instruction,
JOHN F. SAYLOR, Lincoln.
-S.D. JACKSON, Nelfch.
Land Commissioner,
G. R. WILLIAMS, Elk City.
For Judge Sixth Judicial District,
w. a. McAllister, Columbus.
. For Senator TwelftWDistrict,
PATRICK J. MURPHY, Colfax county.
For Representative Float District, Nance
and Platte counties,
NILS OLSON, of Platte.
For Representative Platte county,
For Connty Attorney,
For Supervisor, Districts 6 and 7,
For Assessor,
"Wak is hell," and the war liars are
the devil's chief imps. Schuyler Sun.
Two thousand insurgents are clamor
ing for office of Gen. Wood, governor of
the military department of Santiago.
The transport Zealandia, with the
first and second battalions of the First
Tennessee regiment, J90 men, sailed
Sunday afternoon from San Francico
for Manila.
The French papers assert that if Ex
plorer Marchand is at Faahoda he will
stay there. The British papers are un
compromising. France is warned to
stand off or trouble will follow.
The French have decided to withdraw
their forces from the Fashoda district,
but are seemingly preparing to raise the
whole Egyptian question, which will
bring into the dispute all the great Eu
ropean powers.
TnE Argns calls the fusion ticket
"co-operative." Did it mean to say
"cooperative?" It looks like a cooper-alive
job, so put together that the bung
hole of the barrel is about all that the
democracy can call their own.
Assistant SECBETABr of War Mei
klejohk is making speeches at various
points in the state, straightening out
some misrepresentations of the fusion
campaign "barkers" in reference to the
conduct of the war.
A dispatch from San Diego, under
date of Oct 25, states that Corporal C.
N. Bell of Company M. Second United
States regulars, who was sent back sick
from Honolulu, died on the steamer
Corona just as she reached port Oct. 24.
If ever any administration of the
United States government should have
been sustained, surely that of President
McKinley is of the number. Vote for
Norris for Congress; for Tannahill and
Olson for the legislature, and for Mur
phy for the state senate, so that they
can help select a republican to succeed
W. V. Allen.
Judge Nobbis the republican candi
date for congress in this 3d district has
no shady transactions charged up against
him, he is a clean handed man, pure in
life, honest, fair and manly in his busi
ness transactions, true and steadfast in
' his friendships; able, intelligent, popu
lar with all classes. Pender Republic.
If a man (Poynter) will not keep faith
in one position can he be depended on to
keep faith in another position? Inci-
. dentally the fact that Poynter has
accepted and traveled on railroad paases
when he had nothing to give the rail
roads except his support in the legisla-
. ture ought to convince anti-monopolists
that they have nothing to hope for from
Poynter. Omaha Bee.
Secretabt of State Porteb, whose
home is in Merrick county, has a great
deal toeay about Eugene Moore stealing
$20,000 from the state, but he never says
a word about the 934,000 stolen from
Merrick county by the pop county treas
urer. All the popocrttic speakers, are
very careful not to mention the stealings
of their pop treasurers all over the state
when haranguing the people about Re
' publican thie Tea. Seward Blade.
8ns-i.iaHTS are sometimes the moat
effective in the display of character.
The fact that CoL Bryan declined to
. testify in regard to any facts within his
knowledge. Bhowing incompetency or
mismanagement in any department of
the array, may rise up to plague him
some day. In this political contest
' Bryaniem cannot bo forced as an issue,
- so that this thing is not much discussed
but it is Bryanism, through and
The republican party-sprang from the
people and its strength lies with the
people. Therein is the secret of its vi
tality. Tha republican country press as
faithful servitors of the people give voice
to their will, and that that voice is so
full and clear is proof of the conviction
and rising sentiment back of it which
like a force beneath the seas has set in
motion a tidal wave that will sweep over
all obstructions. Central City Repub
. lican.
CoxcEBXixa two of the candidates in
the field for. a state office the Norfolk
Journal has this to say: The people of
Nebraska will elect Judge Jackson at
- torney general because they want a man
in that position who at least will know
how to get a case into court. Judge
Jackson, unlike his opponent, isn't very
particular about the curl of his mas
tache, the fit of his coat or the extent
. to which bis cuffs show below his coat
sleeves, and doesn't care a continental
whether the ladies admire his graceful
igare as he arises to address the coart,
bat be tries a law-suit for all it is worth
aad generally wins.
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Ix a speech at Blair two years ago
Senator Allen said: "The American
navy through republican thievery and
misappropriation were no better than
egg shells." Senator Allen knew he
was stating a deliberate falsehood when
he said it. Subsequent events have de
monstrated that the American navy,
ship, for ship, is the best in the world.
Allen said that our armor plate was so
full of blow-holes it was no better pro
tection than wrapping paper. The sen
ator is just as full of false statements in
1896 as be was in 189& Tekamah Herald.
Wr atill maainnnHv see that Joe
Bortley and Eugene Moore are an issue
in this campaign with the pop press.
Tio foot. that. thMM men nroved recreant
to their trust is no fault of the republi
can party, xney siooa mgn m iue com
mnnitia in whi(h thv lived and in the
business world, and republicans who
voted cor tnem naa no reason io relieve
they were dishonest, otherwise they
nitll n.rar tinm rmnn alAfited. It is no
part of the principles of the republican
Earty to elect sucn men 10 omce n uivy
now it. No party Trill do such a thing,
not even the pop party, and no political
organization should be held responsible
fn. fhn mioilAMlRnf men elevated to hon
orable positions unless it is known
beiorenand tnai iney cannot oe truewju.
A large number of pop county treasurers
and other officers in this state have
proven to be defaulters. 6ome of them
for large amounts, and none of them have
been punished, while Joe Bartley is serv
ing what is practically a life sentence.
Nobody will charge that the pops would
have elected any of these county treas
urers to office had they known they
would turn out to be defaulters. It is
a settled fact that no republican or
republican newspaper in the state of
Nebraska has ever attempted to justify
or excuse the crime of Bartley or any
other republican official for stealing the
people's money. Blue Valley Blade.
W. F. Nobbis was born in Thomas
ton, Maine; removed to Minnesota with
his parents in 1861. While attending
the Normal at Winona, Hon. Ignatius
Donnelly, when member of congress,
announced that a competative examin
ation for the Cadetship at West Point
would be beld at tne rranuin ncnooi in
St. Paul. Young Norris attended the
examination and received the appoint
ment. After graduating at West Point,
he entered the regular army, serving
eight years as lieutenant in Co. E, 9th
United States Infantry. Resigned in
1881, and entered upon the practice o
Uwnt. Pnnna. While serrinff as countv
attorney of Dixon county was elected
district judge in 1887; served eight years
on the district bench. Removed to
Wayne, where he now resides. Judge
Norris is a thorough believer in
PmtAAtinn of which he has been an
earnest supporter and is in sympathy on
all points with the administration,
especially in the late Spanish war, and
will, it elected, ace in nearly coopera
tion with the President in the peace
negotiations now pending. That- the
present is a critical period in our history,
all thoughtful Americans admit, and
realize the necessity of electing a cong
ress in full sympathy with the adminis
tration Th (ttatMtnRn of Eurnna are
eagerly awaiting political events in thia
country. The election of a republican
congress not only sustains me adminis
tration, but gives assurance to the world
that. thA AmAriaan tMonle are in fnll
sympathy with the policy of the preei-
aeni, ana ueierauneu mat it Mtuainoiurj
peace shall be the final result of our
victorious war.
NIU Otoea.
The republican candidate for Float
representative for the counties of Platte
and Nance, was born in Sweden, August
12,-1853, and came with his parents to
this country in 1865, settling in Stark
county, Dlinois.
In 1871, he came to Nebraska locating
in Walker township, Platte county, on
the farm where he has ever since resided.
He has held various offices of a local
nature, among which may be named
justice of the peace for two terms, post
master of Looking Glass for twenty-two
years, and county supervisor for eight
years, in which latter offioe he baa be
come well acquainted with many citi
zens throughout the county, and also
has gained an insight into the needs of
the people with reference to the trans
action of coanty, township, school dis
trict and ether business of a public na
13o that, it is little wonder that the
delegates of his party, in convention at
Genoa, selected him' to make the race
against Editor Tanner of Fullerton.
;We do not believe there would be a
particle of doubt of the election of Nib
Olson, if he and Tanner could make the
canvass together over the district, and
republicans would give a pretty penny
if they could induce Mr.' Tanner to
make the race. Jim would find himself
away in the rear, because the great body
of the people would be with his oppon
ent. Mr. Olson's friends are hopeful of his
election, notwithstanding the fact that
the three political parties, so-called, are
supposed to be solid in support of Tan
ner. Olson is of the number of plain, hon
est common people, while Tanner is of
the most uncommon kind. Tanner
anderatands the newspaper business,
doubtless, but Olson knows what the
plain people oa the farms and in the
hops and stores want in the way of
ts I
state, conntv and townshin legislation.
and has had an opportunity of serving
the public in official station, ana pleas
ing them with the manner of his service.
A vote for Olson is a vote to sustain
aud strengthen the administration of
President McKinley.
EaiplayeM of Seldif rw Hobm at Uraad lslaad
Bled by the tiaag.
The following appeared in dailies of
Tuesday of last week, and is a pretty
fair sample of the way things are being
conducted by the fusion forces these
times. The Baker mentioned was a for
mer resident of this city:
As a result of the imposing of an
assessment of 3 per cent on employes of
state institutions two employes of the
Soldiers' home in Grand Island have left
the service of the home. Edward Baker
and son, day and night engineer, res
pectively, have been in the service of the
home for several years. About a month
ago Commandant Wilson drew Mr.
Baker aside and told him about the
assessment of employes of the institu
tion, stating that it was expected that a
per cent of the yearly salary would be
paid by the employes for the popocratic
campaign fund. Mr. Baker states that
Mr. Wilson told him he would not be
discharged if he did not pay it, but
stated that it had to be paid and if he,
the commandant, did not pay his he
would certainly expect to hear from the
powers that be at Lincoln. One-half the
amount was taken out of the pay given
to Mr. Baker and son for September.
This payment, says Mr. Baker, was made
about the 1st of the present month. Mr.
Baker and son have receipts for $7.20
each, this being one-half the amount
they were to contribute, the other half
to be paid next month. Both engineers
received $480 per year, 3 per cent being
$14.40. A significant feature is the fact
that the receipts are dated September 21,
before the money was received by the
employes, and demonstrated quite con
clusively that no qnibbling on the part
of the employes was expected. The
receipt are signed by J. N. Gaffin, chair
man, and state that the amount named
was received for the campaign fund.
"If Commandant Wilson did not dis
charge you," was asked, Mwhy have yon
left the service of the home, Mr. Baker?"
"Because the commandant would not
furnish the help we needed," was Mr.
Baker's reply. "We have been needing
an extra man for about a month and he
would not furnish him. I think it was a
scheme to get us out, for we couldn't do
the work,"
"You and your son did the work alone,
one being day and the other night engi
neer?" "Yes, sir."
a "Do yon know whether they have that
extra man at the home now?"
"Yes, sir; I understand they have four
men now for our work."
Sapport tke PrtslrtrNt till the war in Ended.
CcnKreas ia unanimously supporting the Presi
dent at the outbreak of the war, expressed the
overwhelming views of the people of the entire
country. The elections this axtBth oogiit to
show all the rest of the world that the Americans
are not fiekie-minded and that they are still
supporting- the administration. The dilatory
tactics of the Spaniards ia the peaee conference
at Paris and ia the evacaatioa conference at
Havana are to be viewed with a good deal of
seriousness. It might prove very.aaf ortonate if
at this critical junctare the elections should
seem to torn against tha President and his
policy. "Algerism" as a public issae is not un
derstood in foreign parts, and if "Algerism"
should defeat the repablicaa party this fall the
result would be interpreted abroad as a condem
nation of the war and its larger results. This
would make the final settlement with Spain
considerably mora diCcnlt, for it would encour
age Ute Spanish diplomats to protract the nego
tiations still more tediously, while seeking- ia
every direction to draw other European coun
tries into the controversy. The term "Alger
ism" Is not hers need to convey reproach or
condemnation, for It is not our function to pass
judgment in advance of an opportunity to weigh
all the facts. Bat, lastly or aajastly, "Alger
ism" has been made aa issae ia politics. The
war will aot be completely ended until peace is
signed and declared; and the work bow in hand
by oar representatives at Paris is of critical im
portance. Walla aetaa) fighting was the order
of the day, the coaatry stood by the President
regardless of party. Bat It Is hardly less im
portant that this show of unanimity should be
maintained while negotiations an pending.
Oar commissioners at Paris seem to have been
managing oar case admirably thus far, and high
grounds of patriotism justify the loyal aphold-.
lag of Mr. McKialay's hands. His address at
Omaha last month was broad, statesmanlike, and
eloquent, aad be seems to have grown with his
gnat taska.-From "The Progress of tha World,"
lathe American Monthly Review of Re views for
WASHDfOTOS. NbT. 1 flmhaaaailni
Hitchcock at St. Petersbarg has been in
naicanon wiw tne state depart-
it regarding the aatahluhaaewt nf
iwioatkMs between tha
United States aad Bum with a view
to am increase ef trade between the
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Americans Insist on Holding:
All of Philippines.
Had AwUetamtaal the Daaaaad,
Bat tha Terms nasi Details t tha Trans
fer Mad All Along Bean Matter of
IpeceJatlaa Have OMarrad No Finan
cial Iadaccuaaat to Spain.
Paris, Not. 1. The American peace
commissioners each carrying a port
folk) containing records and personal
memoranda left their headquarters in
the Continental hotel for the meeting
with the Spanish commissioners, at the
foreign offices, shortly before 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. The president of
the Spanish commission Senor Montero
Bioa, whose health at one time was so
precarious as to threaten an indefinite
adjournment of the sessions of the com
missions, had improved to the extent of
enabling him to attend the meeting. He
arrived at the foreign office in a closed
carriage with his coLeagues, shortly
after the Americans reached the meet
ing place.
Demand Translated.
The Spanish commissioners took their
aoenstiomed places at .the historic table.
Secretary Moore, upon the request of
Judge Jay, passed to Mr. Ferguson, tha
interpreter, the formulated demands of
the United States regarding the Philip
pines, which were read to the Spaniards
in their own tongue by a rapid' render
ing from the English, in which they
were written. Although the Spanish
commissioners did not betray anxiety,
their attention to the reading was keen.
They had anticipated that the' United;
States would take over the islands, but
the terms and details of the transfer,
had all along been a subject of -speculation.
Demand Philippines.
The reading disclosed the fact that
the United States government had de
termined to possess for itself certain
territory- and parts of land bounded by
and lying within such parallels of lati
tude and longitude as mark the limit?
of the Philippine archipelago. The
United States do not purpose assuming
the Philippine debt of $40,000,000,'. but
they are willing to be responsible to
Spain for a sum of money equal to the
actual expenditures by Spain in the
Philippines for the advantage of ths
islands and for the good of the people,
for permanent betterment and for im
provements, both physical and mental.
The reading of the presentment speci
fies that the United States will reim
burse Spain to the extent of her "pacific
expenditures" made in the archipelago.
This phrase, "pacific expenditures," is
employed to differentiate the expendi
tures by Spain in combatting insurrect
ions in the Philippines.
The one is felt by the American com
missioners to be a fair burden on the
acquiring power, while the other and
latter class of expenditures is held to
have been logically assumed by Spain
in the inevitable hazard to a nation' re
sorting to arms to enforce order in its
own territory.
Many Details Not Settled.
Such is the vital portion of the pre
sentment made by the American com
missioners and it is to be observed that
while the main propssition as to posses
sion and financial responsibility is clear
and definite, many details have been
left to the developments of tho discus
sion between the two commissions.
Thus while the Spaniards are quite, cer
tain that tho United States intend to
reimburse them for "pacific expendi
tures," they remark that they are not
enlightened as to whether the Ameri
cans expect to endorse tho Spanish ob
ligations to .the extent of "pacific' ex
penditures" in the archipelago, or
whether they will hand Spain a lnmp
sum of gold largo enough to cover
Spain's outlay so designated. Possibly
the American commissioners them
selves are not at this moment fully de
termined on this point. It is un
doubted, however, that the Americans
will not care to become identified in the
slightest degree with Spain in her re
gponsibility to her creditors. The
clearer method seems to be to hand to
Spain spot cash, or something as good
and to bid her apply it on her debts by
whatever name known, or to put it in
her wallet for whatever use she may
Da Not Admit Legality,
TheSpankh commissioners listened
attentively, though not without some
evidences of impatience and surprise at
the financial suggestions in the Ameri
can presentment, and finally asked un
til Friday to consult the Madrid gov
ernment and make reply.
Adjournment was then taken to that
day. After the conference was dis
solved the Spanish commissioners ex
pressed the opinion that the American
demand would create in Spain, as they
had upon her commissioners, an ex
ceedingly grave impression. Were the
8panish commissioners pushed to a final
determination last night they would
have rejected the American demands,
bat the changing tone of the Spanish
press recently urges the consummation of
m treaty of peace, however rigorous, the
argument being that although .the
Spaniards bow to the American de
mands, the commissioners do not ac
knowledge the justice or admit the le
gality of them.
Mara OaTered No Financial ladaemaats.
The Spanish commissioners' feel " that
. the United States to all intents and pur
poses, have not offered any financial
inducement to Spain to cede by treaty
anv part of the Philippines. Had the
American commissioners, even .offered
to take over the entire Philippine debt
of about $40,000,000 the Spaniards af
fect to feel that it would have beenjas
nothing, and they regard today's posi
Hon so meager as not to warrant even a
schedule of Spain's "pacific expendi
tures" in the archipelago.
'Another Murder la Omaha.
Omaha, Nov. 1. A drunken row last
night in a saloon at the oorner of Thir
teenth and Webster streets culminated
in a stabbing affray in which J. R.
Jones, the bartender, received a wound
from the effects of which he died in less
than five minutes. Two men were
locked mp in the city jail, as they were
known to have been implicated in the
affair, and the police are looking for a
third man, who is supposed to have
done the cutting. The names of the
men in confinement are S. J. Haher
and William F. Grady, both being em
ployed as machinists in the Union Pa
cific shops. The man for whom the po
lice are looking is George M. Challman,
also a machinist.
Maryland Overdae.
Norfolk, Ya. Nov. 1. The wherea
bouts of the Maryland, on which vessel
developed five cases of yellow fever re
salting in three deaths at Havana, is a
mystery. The Maryland sailed from
Havana Oct. 18 for Baltimore against
the advice and protests of Dr. Brin
meyer. of the marine hospital, who ad
vised the captain to proceed to Tortu
gas quarantine. The Maryland's skip
per refmsed. If the Maryland had en
tered the capes at Virginia ehe would
have beam mp at.qmatmmtfae, bat the of -
Supreme Court Finds Against
Joint Traffic Association.
Taatlea Fackham Abboucm tha Deela-
iaa, Which to Ceacarrad Ia hjr Five
Jastlee, With Throe Dtaeeatlae; Coart
Decides Ia Favor off Kansae City Uv
Stack xehaaga.
The United States supreme court has
decided the Joint Traffic association
railroad case in favor of the United
States and against the railroads.
The case is considered one of the most
important that has ever come before the
supreme oourt, not only to the railroads,
but to the general public, because of the
vast railroad properties represented by
the traffic association. The association
was formed on Nov. 19, 1895, by 31 rail
ways, representing the great trunk lines
and their network of branches. The
purpose of the association, as stated in
the articles of agreement, was "to es
tablish and maintain reasonable and
just rates, fares and regulations on state
and interstate traffic." A similar asso
ciation, on a smaller scale, was formed
among southwestern roads, known as
the Transmigsomri association.
These associations were soon attacked
in the courts on the ground that they
Were in violation of tXa Sherman anti
trust law and also of the interstate com
merce law. The Transmissouri first
reached the United States ' supreme
court, where, in a notable opinion, the
court held that the association was il
legal, being in effect a combination in
'restraint of trade and commerce and in
violation of the antitrust law. Although
the Missouri case was considered some
what of a tost, yet the Joint Traffic asso
.ciation prepared to make a stubborn
contest in support of its existence. The
case against it was begun on Jan. 7,
1896, in the United States circuit court
for the southern district of New York,
the United States being complainant
and the attorney general directing its
course. The case went against the
government in the lower courts, the cir
cuit court dismissing the bill and the
court of appeals affirming the dismissal.
The government appealed to the United
States supreme court.
Justice Peckham announced the de
cision. He said the court could distin
guished no difference between this and
that of the Transmissouri case, decided
a year ago, which was decided against
the railroads. He said the only new
point involved was as to the constitu
tionality of the antitrust act. The court
had reached the conclusion that as rail
road corporations performed duties of a
semipublic character, it was within the
constitutional power of congress to reg
ulate them as provided by the antitrust
The opinion, which was very brief,
was concurred in by Chief Justice
Fuller and Justices Harlan, Brewer,
Brown and Peckham. Three justices
dissented, namely, Gray, Shiras and
White. Justice McEenna took no part
in the case, as the prosecution of the
Joint Traffic association was begun
while he was attorney general. " After
Justice Peckham had announced the
opinion, Justice Harlan verbally ex
pressed, with some evidence of satisfac
tion, his concurrence on the same
ground, he said, as that set forth in the
Transmissouri case.
Under the decision today, the deci
sions of the United States circuit court
for the Southern district of New York
and of the United States court of ap
peals, both of which were favorable to
the Joint Traffic association, are re
versed. Justice Peckham also announced the
court's opinion in cases against the
KnwfflM City live Stock Exchange. The
government prosecuted under the anti
trust law. The supreme court holds
that the combination does not come
under the antitrust law. Justice Har
lan in a dissenting opinion declared
that such combinations were lings or
syndicates which, if extended to oil,
sugar, salt, lumber and other staples
would place the commerce of the coun
try under the control of a few rings
and syndicates.
President of Provisional Coun
cil Gives Advice to Cubans.
While Making Every Expression of Grat
itude to America For Giving Freedom,
Mast Make Arrangements For Paying
Oat Cuban Soldiers aad Getting Ia
Working Order.
Santiago, Nov. 1. Senor Bartolome
Maso, president of the Cuban provis
ional administrative council, has issued
an address to the delegates now in at
tendance at the military assembly at
Santa Cruz del Sur, in which he reviews
the considerations upon which the Cu
bans solicited the help of the United
States and indicates their wisest future
The address in part is as follows:
"The Cubans accepted the assistance of
America, although not knowing exactly
.what were the American aims, just as
they would have accepted help from
any country in their fight against
Spain. As the contest prbgessed the
Cubans in the field were gratified to
hear of solemn declaration by the United
States congress regarding thd intentions
of the American government and the
path it would follow in the Spanish
American war. The Americans came
to our help to compel Spain to relin
quish her sovereignty over Cuba in
order that the Cubans themselves might
be placed as promptly as possible in
possession of the island, might assume
the administration of its affairs and
have a government of their own.
"Therefore tha Cubans agreed toco
eperate with the Americans, to obey
orders of American generals, and help
in all possible ways to establish a Cu
ban government when the Americans
took possession. Though America did
not recognize the government of the
Cubans it was well understood that the
Cubans would not on that account
abandon their organization but that, on
the contrary, the time would come
when such recognition would be
granted. Indeed it was asserted to our
Cuban representatives by one of the
most distinguished members of the
United States government and also by
the members of the United States sen
ate, that in order to do away with any
obstacle that might hinder the United
States to go into the fight for the cause
of Cuban independence, recognition of
a Cuban government must come later.
"Nevertheless it has not been possi
ble to establish direct relations between
the Cuban and American governments
for the transaction of the public busi
ness. But we have now reached a time
when, even more than in the days of
fighting, it is incumbent upon all Cu
bans to show true patriotism and while
TPVitig every expression of gratitude to
America for having given Cuba freedom
and imdepemdence to make prompt ar
raBgesaents for paying off the Cubans
now in arias and for getting the corns
try into working order."
1mi Way It to.
Many JotrasAii readers will remember
Judge Crites formerly of this oity. He ,
is now a prominent lawyer at Cbadron,
and was recently nominated by the
democracy for county attorney, but the
committee, over-influenced by the popu
lists, withdrew his name, in the "interest
of harmony." Mr. Crites thought the
manner of his taking off was rather
summary, and he didn't take kindly to
it, tnd so has something to say that
seems more or less applicable all over
the state, in spots. It voices the senti
ment of a host of Platte county's sturdy
democrats. Hear him:
'The democratic party cannot con
tinue to be a mere loiterer at the tables
of the populist Dives, accepting crnmbe
and kicks with equal equanimity. I am
not opposed to fusion, but I am opposed
to absorption. Fairness and justice are
quite as applicable to political as well aa
to o.her affairs, and had these principles
prevailed during tha lst four years yon
would now heboid a much different sen
timent among democrats all over the
Woman' Ctnb.
The art department of the Woman's
club began its second year's work on
Saturday. Mrs. Herriuk acted as loader
and hostess. The officers elected for
ensuing year wexc:
Miss Martha Turner, leader.
Miss Alice Watkics, secretary.
Much enthnsiasm was manifested and
an outline oV work adopted. In a quiet
way this department has dono much to
raise the standard of art in this commu
nity. Through them $20 were sent
.Prang & Co. for copies of Masterpieces,
some of which were purchased by the
school board and hung on the walls of
the school rooms. This seems to be a
step in the right direction as it brings
to hear upon children of all conditions,
brought up amid all Ports of surround
ings, the refining and elevating influences
of good art. Argua
District 44 and Vicinity.
Wm. Moore and wife called at Home
Farm, Sunday.
Monday and Tuesday of last week
were highwindy days.
Lost Creek in the low lands is nnusu
high for this time of year.
Raymond Haney moved into the N.'ck
Adamy place, near Reed's school house,
last week.
Rev. Rogers and wife of the Congre
gational church, Columbus, drove out
here Thursday.
Ten thousand sheen arrived Sunday
at the Knollin Ranche, where a large
quantity of hay, straw and grain are
provided for them.
We believe the time has come that
steps be taken to prevent the destruc
tion of culverts and small bridges on
the public higways.
Threshing in this neighborhood will
be finished this week, if weather per
mits. Good! This year has given us n
long siege of taking care of the grain.
In talking with many farmers about
the new corn crop, a majority of them
wish to get 2Cc. a bushel, claiming that
less than that will not leave them any
Will Ernst passed here Thursday with
35 head of cows, which he bought the
day before at O. Nelson's sale, and Mr.
Bowman of Schuyler also passed here
the same day, with his purchase at the
sale, consisting oi a nice bnncn oi calves,
which he was taking to his farm across
the river from Columbus.
Steam power for threshing has become
a necessity, and huge traction engines
are used for the purpose, wnicn travel
from place, to placo hauling a heavy
separator, tender etc., and when they
meet with a small bridge or culvert, the
breaking down of which would not do in
jury to their train.tbey make the attempt,
sometimes leaving the bridge a wreck.
Therefore we believe there should be
some authority who should say what
bridce or culvert should be crushed at
the expense of the township. It also
seems a good idea to us, it all new
bridges to be erected, be bnilt with the
weight of those monsters in view.
To Chicago and the East.
Passengers going east for business, will
naturally gravitate to Chicago as the
great commercial center. Passengers
re-visiting friends or relatives in the
eastern states always desire to "take in"
Chicago en route. All classes of passen
gers will find that tho "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 be
sure to give the utmost satisfaction.
A reference to the time tables will in
dicate the route to be chosen, and, by
asking any principal agent west of the
Missouri river for a ticket over the
Chicago, Council Bluffs & Omaha Short
Line of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul Railway, you will be cheerfully
furnished with the proper passport via
Omaha and Chicago. Please note that
all or the "Short Line" trains
Chicago in ample time to connect with
theexpresstrainsof all the great through
car lines to the principal eastern cities.
For additional particulars, timetable,
maps, etc., please call on or address .
A. Nash, General Agent, Omaha, Neb.
In the ronnty court or Platte coanty. Nebraska.
Din the matter of tlio estate of Maria Gran
der, deceased. Notice of final settlement and
To the creditors, heirs, legatees and others in
terested in the estate of
Take notice, that Jacob Schwank has filed in
the connty court a report of his doings a ad
ministrator of the estate of Maria Grander,
deceased, and it is ordered that the same Bland
for hearing on the 21th day of November, 1888,
before the court at the hoar of 9 o'clock a. tn.,
at which time any person interested may appear
anil except to and ccnteet tlte same.
This notice is ordered eiven in Thk Columbus
Jocrxai. for three consecutive weeks prior to
the 24th day of November. 1898.
Witness my hand and the seal of the coanty
court at Colorabas this 1st day of Noveat-
T. D. Robisox,
2 nov 3 County Judge.
Sealed bids will be received by the Board of
Supervisors of Platte county. Nebraska, for tho
cash rental for the term of one year from March
1. 18. of the county poor farm, consisting of
210 acres, described as follows: The wii of seM
and the swU of section 29 township 18 range 1
Bids will also be received for the board, wash
ins and the proper care and accoirmodation of
the inmates of the poor house locatedon said
farm, ss may be there from time to time.
Bids should be by the acre for the use of the
land, and by the week for the care of the inmates
of the house, and must be filed with the under
signed on or before Saturday, Nov. 19, 18S, at 4
o'clock p.m. ..
The possession of the farm to be given March
1, 1899: the successful bidder will be required to
furnish a good and sufficient bond in the sum of
S10C0.W for the faithful performance of the con
tract. The lessee will be entitled to such service
as can reasonably be performed by said Inmates.
The board reserves the right to reject any and
all bids.
By order of the Board, Sept. 28. 1898.
19tkt.4t G.W.PfllUJM.
County Clerk.
Fall aHd Winter Goods.
Gloves, M it teas, Socks,
Blankets. Crockery and
Glassware, and Hard
SaVOae door went of Bacher'g.
general Merchandise.
The Kiss You Have Always
1m use for over 30 years,
All Counterfeits, Imitations aud Substitutes are bat Ez
werhweuta that trifle with aud eadauger the health of
lulauts aud CArildren--Experieuce aawiust Exaeriutnat.
Gastoria is a substitute for Castor Oil, .Paregoric, Drops ..
aud Soothiuf Syrups It is Haraslees aud Pleasaut. It .
coutaius ueither Opluui, Morpuiue uor other "Narcotic
awhstauce. Its age is its 'guarantee. It destroys Woruts
aud allays Feverishuess. It cures Diarrhoea aad Wind
Colic. It relieves Teethiug Troubles, cures Constipation
aud Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates tha
Stoswach and Bowels, giving healthy aad natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
Bemrs the
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
(Cat thi oat aad forward it with oae dollar tn The later Oceaa Pub. Co., Vhirngo, 111.)
I hereby accept the invitation to become a member of the Health Home Club,
and I inclose hereirith one dollar to pay for one year's subscription to The
Weekly Inter Ocean, irhich, I understand, entitles me to a life memlterxhep, a
reeortl number, and a copy of Volume 1 of the Home Health Club Ixtokx (price
$1.00) free of expense.
Town or City
Street Xo ; .:
One of the most practical ami lieneiical courses of study ever olfcreil tt
its readers by any newspaper. Xot only are there a series of practical le.--son.s
in paper each week, hut the subscriber ia presented, free of expense,
with a beautiful cloth-bound book, worth one dollar, besides a life member
ship in the great club. Subscribe at once ami get the special lessons now
being published.
For Iafants and Children,
Bears the
Of special election to vote nn funding lKnd for
the city of Columbnt, Nebraska.
WHEREAS, It is proposed by the city of
Colambua, Platte county. Nebraska, to
iMHoe funding bonds of raid city, in the sum of
35,(40, to pay off one series of bonds, of f il.
UC0, dated May 1st, 188tt. with 7 per rent interest;
one series of bonds dated November 1st, 1888,
for $10,000 with internet at t per cent, both
series of bonds payable at the option of raid
city five years after date, said funding bonds to
bear date January 2d, 1S99, payable twenty yearn
after date, at the fiscal agency of th State of
Nebraska, in the city of Now York, with interest
at the rate of 4 per cent per nnnuui. payable
semi-annually on the second daya of July and
January of each and every year.
The whole or nny portion tiiereoi being re
deemable at the option or saia city niter ten
lenra from their date.
The qualified electors of Raid city will accord
ingly take notice that a vote will be had on the
proposition lor the city to issue thirty.nve
thousand dollars of funding bonds, to pay the
bonds of said city now outstanding and ikiyaule
at the ootion of the said citr.
Said election will be held on the 8th day of
November, 1SHH. between the hoars or H a. m, and
ti p. m. of said day at the iihiisI places of holding
elections in said city of Columbus, to wit: In
the First ward of the city of Columbus at the
Crurt house.
In the Second ward of the city of Columbus at
the new Engine house, corner of North and
Eleventh streets.
In the Third ward of the city of Columbus at
S. F. Mills' carpenter shops.
At said elect ioa all voters favoring tho afore
said proposition for the City Council to issue
$35,000 of fuadiag bonds, shall have written or
printed upon their ballot.t the words: "For the
issuance of city funding bonds and tax to pay the
interest and principal thereon YES." And all
voters opposing said proposition for the city to
issue $35,000 of funding bond shall have writ
tea or printed upon their ballots the words:
"For the issuance of city funding bonds and
tax to pay the interest and principal thereon
By order of the City Council.
William Beckkb, Mayor.
City Clerk. 12octl
In tho district coart of Platte connty, Nebraska.
In the matter of the estate of Andy lJevany,
THIS CAUSE came on for hearing upon the
petition of Lacky Devany and tius (J.
liecher, executors of the estate of Andy Devany,
deceased, praying for license to sell the follow
ing described real estate situated in Butler
cnontv. Nebraska, to wit: The north half of
section nineteen, in township sixteen north, of
range one easioi ineoixm principal meriuiau.
and the north half of the eouthwest quarter or
6aid section nineteen, or a sufficient amount of
the same to bring the sum of $209.00 for the
payment of the legacies given and bequeathed
by the lost will ami testament of said Andy
Devanr. deceased, and the debts outstanding and
allowed against said estate and the costs of ad
ministration, there not being sufficient personal
property to pay the said legacies, debts and
It Is therefore ordered that Ml persons inter
ested in Baid estate appear liefore me, at the
court room in the court house In the city of
(tnlnmhns. Platte conntv. Nebraska, on the 10th
day of December. IMS. at ten o'clock in the
forenoon, to show cause why a license should
not be granted to said executors to sell the
above described real estate of said deceased or
so much thereof as shall be necessary to pay said
legacies, debts and expenses. .
And it is further ordered that a copy of this
order be published for four successive weeks in
The Coluxbch Jocrxal. a newspaper publish
ed in the city of Columbus, Platte county,
Dated this 17th day of October. 1W.
19 oct 4 Judge of the District Court.
The following named persona, to wit: O. T.
Roeii. J. D. 8tires. Clayton A. (lates. Orlando
Nelson. Ira E. Oatea and Charles A. Woosley did
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atlon. to be known as The New York Improve-
P5 .?Ti.- V.oK-ialrn TIi hnnineaM
to be transacted shall be constructing, maintain
ing, owning and dealing in canals and ditches
for the purpose of irrigation and water power,
and all things pertaining thereto; to secure the
right to oe tlte waters of the streams of cbras
kaTand own and deal in the fame generally: to
erare right of way. purchase, own and deal
generally in lands and olUr property and all
things convenient to prosecute the business
herein conteiaplated.
The authorized capital stock to be three hun
dred thousand dollars, and its indebtedness or
liability not to exceed two-thirds of its capital
Its affairs to be conducted by a board of five
The Nxw York laraovaMXXT Co.,
By J. D. Snata. 8c'y.
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Bovgkt, aad which has tee. ,
has home the sigaature of
has heew Made wader his per
supervision siwee its iafaacy .
wo owe to deceive yew ia this.
Signature of
T!n Kind You Raw Ainr
Sale bills,
Harm lulls,
Note heads,
Letter heads,
Meal tickets.
Legal blanks,
Visiting cards.
Milch checks,
Business cards,
Dance invitations,
Society invitations,
Wedding invitations.
Or, in short, any kind of
Call on or address, Journal,
Columbus, XebruskH.
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piiopuirrou or thk
U& Meat Market
Fresh, and
Salt Meats.
Game and Fish in Season.
J0Highest market prices paid for
Hides and Tallow.
We Carry Coffins. Caskets and
Metallic Cask.! 5 Burial
Robes, Etc.
W. A. McAllistkh. W. M." Cobnrlici
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