The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, January 24, 1900, Image 2

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' IxriME&zk canned 193 deaths in a week
.in London.
' Sixes June 15 of last year, 17,800 Jap
aneae have been landed at Honolulu.
Ax illuminating engine for attendance
on fires after dark is the latest appliance
made use of in the cities.
These is a strong probability that
both Arizona and New Mexico will soon
be admitted to statehood.
It is said that Missouri mined $11,000,
000 worth of zinc last year, but the Mis-
Bouri hens did still better.
Fourteen soldiers, made insane by
serrioe in the Philippines, have been sent
to the asylum at Washington, D. C.
United States warships have taken
' possession of the Island of Sibutu, in the
'' channel between the Philippines and
The general feeling in the Orient is
that there will be a war between Russia
and Japan over the possession of
Senator Allen wants information
from the State department as to whether
V or not the representative of the Trans
) "Vaal was snubbed.
Tuesday morning dailies report a
rumor that Lord Dundonald had entered
Ladysmith with 1,600 men. The rumor,
however, was not confirmed.
Jat Burrows, one of the founders of
the farmers alliance in Nebraska, died
January 16, at Lincoln, of rheumatism of
the heart. He was 66 years old.
Daniel H. Wheeler of Omaha has
been nominated by President McKinley
to be supervisor of the twelfth census
for the Second district of Nebraska.
It is said that Buffalo Bill has such
confidence in General Otis that he is
already negotiating for the appearance
of Aguinaldo with the Wild West show.
A' formal order has been issued by the
War department to Maj. Gen. Shatter to
escort the body of the late Maj. Gen.
Henry W. Lawton from San Francisco to
The statement filed in the United
States court at Omaha shows that the
Greater American Exposition has liabil
ities of $118,225 and assets, $76,862. Of
the assets, $34,671 are unpaid stock sub
scriptions. According to the decision of the
attorney general of the United States,
Admiral Dewey and Admiral Sampson
are not entitled to prize money for the
sinking of the Spanish fleets at Manila
and Santiago.
The price of carbolic acid was doubled
at New York city on news that the Brit
ish government had forbidden its further
export, as all the output of English man
ufacturers is needed in the making of
lyddite sheila
Charles H. Johnson takes three col
umns of space in the World-Herald of
Omaha to score the state board of trans
portation for not heeding Norfolk's com
plaints against railroads for discrimina
tion in freight rates.
The Grain Growers Mutual Hail
.ciation has gone into the hands of a
receiver, J. J. Everingham. The action
was voluntary on the part of the officers.
It is given out that they have risks
aggregating $300,000.
It is said that the waters of the great
Salt Lake in Utah have receded a mile
within the past year, the cause ascribed
being the extension of irrigation ditches,
which drew their supply from streams
which empty into the lake.
In Deoember, 1896. there was a treas
ury deficit of $160,000, and in December,
: 1899, a surplus of $7,613,000, which moves
the St Louis Globe-Democrat to remark
' that a republican administration can
keep ahead even with a war on its hands.
The Chicago drainage canal is now in
- complete operation to the Mississippi,
. the bear-trap dam having been lowered
' . January 17, by permission of Governor
Tanner, and 200,000 cubic feet of water
per minute rushed into the Dee Plaines
Ponca business men have employed a
hog buyer to represent them and to pay
m 'the highest the market will afford. It is
- claimed that hog buyers were not attract-
iag swine to the market as strongly as
- they might, and that other businesses
were being injured.
- Ret. Charles M. Sheldon, author of
"In His Steps," is to be given an oppor-
." Unity to edit a daily newspaper as he
thinks a Christian daily should be edit
ed. The week beginning March 13 has
been set, and he is to have absolute
control of the Topeka Capital-News.
Tax Omaha World-Herald of Thurs
day .gives details of the detection and
arrest of Ed. M. Johnson, Dick Brown
aad Bert Mitchell and their imprison
Mat at Grand Inland, charged with
.. stealing .merchandise from cars. All
. three men drew good wages as switch-
. ConrETENT authority says that the
gross value of Missouri's shipments of
poultry and egg in 1888 exceeded the
Talue of tk combined aupment of wheat,
gen, oats and hay; exceeded the com
bined value of the shipments of lumber,
logo, oross-ties, pQiajr, cooperage and
cord wood.
fl i ifiwTfiTT t Maine made an im-
i Friday, in. favor of the
the English. Hede-
that the Eagbah people tbem
wate opposed to the war, which
Ithe net and movement of a sharp
gaged with gold
ifinlat which favored the war.
General Prosperity is un
doubtedly here nobody is
now disputing the fact.
The Third annual convention of the
national live stock association closed
Friday evening at Forth Worth, Texas,
after deciding to meet next year at Salt
Lake City. The convention endorsed
the construction of the Nicaragua canal,
the admission of New Mexico, Arizona
and Oklahoma. The president, in his
address, said:
"Lees than ten years sgo your range
horses were selling at from $5 to $25 on
the market. Today they bring from $20
to $50, while your high-class saddle and
coach horses are selling at their highest
. n 1 (Win aniece. Less than
ten vears ago your cattle down in Texas
were sola at o ior ow, m
4u-. ; vhila tjvlav the cow is wortn
from $15 'up and the calf at least $10
more, liess tnan a aecaae iuh piwoou
since wool went 'wool-gathering,' at 8
cents a pound on the range, while next
year's crop is now being contracted for
by the buyers at 20 cents on the ranch.
Tour sheep which wandered aimlessly
over the trackless plsins and sage brush
flats could find no buyer at $1.50 or Sz,
whereas now, anything with wool on its
back is being searched for with great
diligence at from $250 to $1 each."
The Omaha school board must have
some pretty tough knots in it. The
architect has agreed to go on the stand
and tell all he knows about the crooked
ness of school board deals and school
board members, including the price he
had to pay for his contract and the
amounts he has paid and promised to
pay various members of the board pro
vided he is granted immunity by the
county attorney. It is said that favored
bidders have managed to secure advance
information as to the bids of their com
petitors. The World-Herald says that
the investigators have in their possession
a large number of envelopes in which
school board bids were submitted at
various times, that plainly disclose to
the naked eye, and even more conspicu
ously under the microscope, that they
have been steamed and opened.
The steamship St. Paul, which sailed
from New York for Southampton on the
17th inst, had on board a number of
men who are en route to South Africa to
do some fighting. Among them was F.
R. Burnham, a scout, who has seen much
service in the English army. Mr. Burn-
ham was with Lord Roberts when the
latter was serving in India, but has since
been in Alaska. Captain R. E. Harris
and bis son, Felix, from San Antonio,
Texas, said they were going all the way
to Africa "to get in the war." They
would not say which side they were going
to fight against, which might interfere
with their going to the front. Doubt
less there will be many other Americans
engaged in tms war oeiore u closes.
Among the bills introduced by Senator
Allen of this state in the interest of far
mers are the' following: One amends
the act regulating the manufacture of
cheese, and defines "filled cheese" as any
"substance made of milk or skimmed
milk, with the admixture of animal oils
or fats, vegetable, or other oils or com
pounds foreign to milk, made in imita
tion or semblance of cheese." Another
amends the proposed law so as to tax
oleomargine free from color or other in
gredients to cause it to resemble pure
yellow butter at the rate of two cents
per pound; and oleomargarine made in
imitation of or to resemble pure yellow
butter at ten cents per pound, the tax to
be paid by the manufacturer.
"An American Mother" will conceal
the identity of one of the most promi
nent women of the day in the authorship
of a series of 'singularly frank articles
about to begin in The Ladies' Home
Journal. The articles will deal with the
vital questions entering into modern
American womanhood, and the directness
of their character is in a way revealed in
the title of the first article, "Have
Women Bobbed Men of Their Religion?"
which the writer boldly answers in the
affirmative. The series will then go on
and deal with the exact conditions pre
vailing in girls' colleges, revealing an
unusually keen insight, and drawing
some emphatic deductions which will
awaken unusual interest.
The capitol city of Wyoming, Chey
enne, received a magnificent gift on New
Year's from Mr. Andrew Carnegie, con
sisting of $50,000 with which to build
and equip a public library. This is in
deed a gift to be appreciated and one
that will reflect credit upon the giver and
confer a substantial and lasting benefit
upon Cheyenne. Mr. Robert Morris of
that city deserves great credit for getting
the generous millionaire interested in the
matter and not alone Cheyenne but the
entire state will rejoice over the princely
and great beneficial gift. Cody Enter
prise. WiLLiAH Jackson, of Montana, the
famous western scout, is dead, from an
attack of grippe. He enlisted as a gov
ernment scout at the age of seventeen,
continuing in that capacity until all the
western Indian uprisings had been sup
pressed. He served under Gens. Custer,
Miles, Gibbon and Crook. Jackson was
the first man to reach civilization after
the Custer massacre, and his report was
considered a remarkably correct version.
To remove the "sting of ingratitude"
the fusion machine has promised Hitch
cock the long term as senator next year.
But there is a happy possibility that the
legislature may be again republican in
complexion. In that event the slate so
carefully arranged by the fusion machine
in the cause of harmony will be rudely
broken. Central City NonparieL
An earthquake shock at Colima, Mex
ico, began at midnight, Friday, mumming
serious phases at Teuimata, many houses
being injured and some destroyed.
Seven people were killed outright and
sixty wounded. Local scientific men
believe that the earthquake traveled
from under the ocean.
The case of Brigham H. Roberts, the
Mormon representative-elect from Utah,
is to be called up this Tuesday, and, may
be, two or three days devoted to it. The
majority of the committee hold that
Boberts should be exclnded; the mi
nority contend be should be admitted
and then excluded.
An arrangement is on foot among
railroad companies to so consolidate
their interests that expenses will be
greatly reduced without lowering the
efficiency of the service, all roads being
operated virtually as one. Whether the
project shall materialize is yet to be
proven. All seem agreed as to its advis
ability except employes that will be let
out a host of traffic managers, local
officials, ticket agents, scalpers, etc.
At Cortland, Nebraska, after the recess
hour on the morning of the 16th, J. G.
Ludlam, teacher, after weeks of trouble
with some boy pupils, got into active
hostilities with Fred Young; the boy was
badly whipped; other boys joined, as the
teacher expected, but be fought them
with fist and rawhide, and held his own.
It is said that a number of patrons have
withdrawn their children, and that
arrests may follow.
I Sfebittoitttl Steal.
8oas of Herman.
The Grand lodge of the order of Sons
of Herman of the state of -Nebraska met
at Pythian hall in this city Tuesday
afternoon of last week at 3 o'clock and
were in session until Friday noon.
Mayor Fitzpatrick made the speech of
welcome, the answer by David Koenig
stein of Norfolk.
The following lodges were represented
by delegations: Germsnia, Norfolk;
Washington, Pilger; Armin, Stanton;
Reuter, Wisner; Hertha, Osmond; Co
lumbia, Randolph; Cherusker, Hooper;
Freiheit, Bloomfield; Hoffnung, Wausa;
Wayne, Wayne; Einigkeit, Winside;
Thusnelda, Columbus; Wilhelm, Leigh;
Schiller, Humphrey; Teutonia, Nebraska
City; Goldne Krone, Hartington; Fried
Franz, Schuyler; Bluecher, Spencer;
Sjchindler, Creston; Kaiser Friedrich,
Dakota city.
The report of the Grand Secretary
showed that the order in Nebraska
counts 679 members. The death fund
amounted to $3,594.96.
The greatest debate was whether the
amount allowed for insurance should
be increased from $500 to $1000. After
six hours of discussion, the old amount
$500 was left unchanged.
A resolution placed the present con
flict of the Boers against England on
the same basis as the Thirteen colonies
against the Mother country, and ascrib
ed the main cause for the war as "the
never-satisfied greed of old England,"
and that England puts her hand into
other people's affairs, when she thinks
they are weaker than she is.
They declared themselves heartily in
sympathy with the Boers in their strug
gle, and that they would oppose any
kind of help from this country to Eng
land. A copy of the resolutions was ordered
to be sent to the senators and represent
atives from this state.
The banquet and ball were held at
Maennerchor hall Thursday night, the
festivities lasting until Friday morning,
at 3.
For Tub Journal.
An Appeal to Woaiea.
"The works of human artifice soon tire
the curious eye; But O the free and wild
magnificence of nature, in her lavish
hours, doth steal, in admiration silent
and intense, the sonl of him, who hath a
soul to feel."
Girls! girls, what are you doing? what
are yon leaving undone? Young women
with the great combination of spiritual
strength and lofty character, why are
yon sitting at your club meeting, idly
dicussing, selfishly storing away the
benefits of those who have achieved
noblest fame by publicly attracting wide
spread attention to their soul labors?
That have with their inspiration reached
the very depths of depraved humanity,
uplifting and imparting their earnest
ness toward a truer life? How can you
sit quietly and muse selfishly, after
perusing Longfellow's "Psalm of Life" or
"Hyperion"? Why not cloister your
selves individually and allow nature to
give vent to noble daring impulses?
You would soon find your hearts and
hands full of duties that today seem
foreign to your quiet sense of discern
ment. What is becoming of the young men
who have gone beyond the reach of lov
ing, trusting mothers, whose earlier life
duties have worn and unfitted them for
the unequal task that is, by the cold
world, placed wholly upon her?
The idea is not new to me, for I have
been a silent worker and watcher, sower
and reaper. Your humble servant would
hardly be recognized in her daily moving
about, performing the monotonous rou
tine of duties from which many of you
are quite free. You, with the environ
ments of wealth and passion of talents,
are shamefully blind, carelessly dormant
to the awful need of moral reform in
your very midst.
I see your brothers trying to resist the
bare temptations so cunningly devised
by evil genius for them, while your secret
protection in sisterly confidence is in
hiding against it all.
You cannot deny to me, the fact of
this needful work. But recently a young
man in your midst humbly sought recog
nition and encouragement from a total
stranger. His desire to escape the snare
that beset his path was met with warm
est, sisterly approval. What a sad dark
life must have been his, with none to
discover, none to dare to approach the
yearnings of his true, manly heart!
Thank God there are search lights
reaching ont from weak bodies and
steady beacons burning from stranger
shores to meet the gaudy, dazzling light.
I would here greet another class, who
are earnest but seem frail in displaying
their noble intentions. Yet, sufficient to
my belief is the fact made plain to open
their eyes, ears and hearts boldly, undis
guised to the situation.
Dear, young womea, come out boldly.
Let social functions for a time occupy
less of leisure. The sound of the name
of your pretty resident town, Columbus,
even should inspire you to immediate,
grand action. A peculiar intense feeling
of higher individual activity is asserting
itself throughout our behoved country.
I thus earnestly appeal, even feeling my
own lonely estate, to hasten and unloose
the bars to its entrance among us, posi
tive of a noble result from true, stimu
lated effort.
True girls, for such exist, remember we
are substantiating a moral fact, a virtue
to our sex, that woman means devotion
and. purity, and these merit undisguised
strength against the enemy's attack.
I seem almost unable to reach a limit,
or repress my earnestness in this crude
article, yet in brief I hope through the
kindness of our editor, to discover on the
part of some benevolent-minded person,
a hearty response to my entreaty.
Our men save.our country; our women
save our homes. G. W. U.
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Our notes this week begin with The
Joukxal of September 26, and close with
that of November 28, 1877.
Died, November 3, 1877, George E.
Jonas Welch was appointed postmas
ter at Shell Creek.
Rev. C. C. Starbuck communicated
learned articles to The Journal.
Gross Bros, shipped from this point,
season of 1877, 10,000 pounds of wool.
Wednesday, September 19, 1877, the
railroad was completed to David City.
Gen. McCIellan was nominated by the
democrats for governor of New Jersey.
W. B. Dale went to Sidney to open a
safe that had been closed for four years.
Nick Blaser took a contract to build a
large barn for Carl Reinke on his farm.
Jacob Binney lost a daughter eight
years old from the effects of a prairie fire.
September 25, Orlando Rose lost two
good stacks of wheat, struck by light
ning. .
D. Schupbach and G. A. Schroeder
opened a hardware store on Eleventh
Rev. J. Q. A. Fleharty was appointed
to the Columbus charge by the M. E.
New Jersey went democratic and elect
ed Gen. McCIellan governor by about
10,000 majority.
Peter B. Lee, the great tramp printer,
was run over by a railroad train at
Huntsville, Alabama.
There were 46,560,016 acres of good
land in Nebraska waiting for improve
ment and cultivation.
Married, at Troy, Pennsylvania, Oct.
23, 1877, M. Whitmoyer of this city, to
Miss Emma A. Peckham.
E. K. Bisson finished tbe erection or a
neat residence on his farm, C. H. Young
doing the carpenter work.
Gob. G. Becher was promptly paying
losses by fire, where they held policies
in companies represented by him.
From January to December, 1877,
62,500 acres of land were proved up on
in the Grand Island land district.
John Eggner was buying wheat for J.
C. Morri8sey at David City and Gus.
Krauso was doing the inside work.
Rev. C. G. A. Hullhomt preached the
Thanksgiving sermon at the Union ser
vices in the Congregational church.
Miss Mary Turner accompanied A. J.
Sampson and family to their home in
Denver, to remain with them several
James McAllister, opposite the "Tat
tersall" on Olive street, advertised a new
store and new stock of staple and fancy
Wm. Hoefelman left at The Journal
office sngar beets two feet in length;
from an eighth of an acre he had about
seventy bushels.
Gov. Williams of Indiana appointed
Danl. W. Vborhees U. 8. senator to fill
the vacancy occasioned by the death of
Senator Morton.
Henry Bros., who were in the habit of
doing well whatever they undertook,
completed commodious stock yards west
of the Tattersall. .
Married, Nov. 20, at the Farmers'
Home, by Judge Higgins, Cecil Owens
of Madison county and Miss Ella B.
Snyder of Platte county.
M. A. Benson while at Senecal's count
ed 300 hay stacks in sight, and that
within a compass of a few miles; Mr.
Senecal himself had 700 tons of hay.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Scott of this city keep
their own sheep, clip the wool, card and
spin it into yarn, and then weave it into
blankets, doing all the work themselves.
In the republican state convention A.
C. Turner of this city was complimented
with nine votes for judge of the supreme
court. George B. Lake received the
Rev. S. Goodale returned to Columbus,
after sojourning at Lincoln, Ashland and
Fremont. At the two former places
Episcopal churches were erected under
his supervision.
Married, September 18, at the resi
dence of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. S. S. Case of St Edward, by Rev.
S. P. Bollman, Jasper N. Heater and
Miss Anna E. Case.
Married, October 16, by George W.
Shaffer, justice of the peace, at his office
in Lost Creek precinct, Luther V. Chapin
to Mrs. Lucy Kelton; on the same day,
by the same, John 8. Wood to Miss
Bhoda Chapin.
There is" talk of a daily paper being
started at Columbus, that is if the right
man should happen to escape from the
lunatic asylum. Kearney Press. What
an idea! An escaped lunatic editing a
Colnnfbus daily.
A prairie fire northeast of town Oct. 8,
destroyed hay for Messrs. Reed, Griffin,
Stenger, Reagan and Crites, a lot of oorn
for Dan Sheedy and it was only by tbe
hardest work that Sheedy's house and
wheat stacks were saved.
At the meeting of the county commis
sioners November 13, 1877, the vaults in
tbe court house were accepted and war
rants ordered drawn for $600, balance
due on the contract. W. H. Selsor was
appointed assessor in Granville precinct.
A citizens meeting was held in the
briek school building in District No. 1,
and the board was instructed to have
anchors put through the building from
north to sooth, and if need be to build
abutments or pilasters to the north wall,
and thus guard against the most remote
contingency that, by any human fore
sight, could arise.
At a meeting of the Red Ribbon club,
the program as announced included
prayer by the chaplain, J. A. Reed; ad
dress by Mrs. J. H. Reed; lecture, Chan.
A. Stevensoa; song, A. E. Pinkney,O.C
Shannon, Em. J. Potts, O. A. Newman;
another by Mr. and Mrs. Foxwell and
Miss Crites; another by Mr. and Mrs.
Hickok and Mr. and. Mrs. Martin; a dia
logue by Emma Rogers and Rose North.
The train robbery at Big Springs occu
pied considerable apace. G. W. Baror
hardt was railroad agent and telegraph
operator. He was overpowered by mask
ed men of whom there were thirteen.
Charles Miller was expressman. He, too,
was overpowered. Three boxes of coin
containing $20,000 each were taken by
tbe robbers. It was stated that if the
through safe had been opened, the loss
would have been several times greater.
Hon. Schuyler Colfax lectured in the
opera house October 3, upon the life and
character of Abraham Lincoln. He
illustrated, by fact and by anecdote, the
exoeediug tenderness as well as the pon
derous strength of Lincoln's nature; his
wonderful ability to state a whole trea
tise in a single sentence and condense a
campaign into n telling phrase; his bold
independence, and, under all circum
stances, strict adherence to his conscien
tious convictions of right and duty.
In company with Marshall Smith aud
John Huber, both old-time acquaintances
of Mr. Colfax at South Bend, Indiana, a
call was made at Journal headquarters,
where he graciously gave us some inci
dents in his twenty-one years' experience
as a newspaper publisher.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 1877, at 11:35 a. ra.,
two distinct waves of earthquake, with
numerous tremors, were felt here, lasting,
according to our estimate, about thirty
seconds. At the brick school house in
district number one the walls were
cracked in two places, from the founda
tion up, and the school children so thor
oughly frightened that they rushed ont
of the building and could not be per
suaded to re-enter it. School was dis
missed for the day. A. W. Crites, whose
office was in the second story of the
Columbus State Bank building, said he
didn't wish to be invited out to another
such matinee. He could hear the grind
ing of the mortar, and Charles Wake,
who was in the same building, declared
he could see the walls move. Similar
sensations were experienced at the court
bouse, and the wall was cracked in one"
For InfamU and Gbildiem,
TIN KM Yh Han Alwajj Buglt
Bears the
Signature of
The Way to go to California
is in a touriBt sleeper, personally con
ducted, via the Burlington Route. You
don't change cars. Yon make fast time.
You see the finest scenery on the globe.
Your car is not so expensively furnish
ed as a palace sleeper, but it is just as
clean, just as comfortable, just as good
to ride in and nearly $20.00 cheaper. It
has wide vestibules; Pintsch gas; high
backseats; a uniformed Pullman porter;
clean bedding; spacious toilet rooms;
tables and a heating range. Being
strongly and heavily built, it rides
smoothly, is warm in winter and cool in
In charge of each excursion party is an
experienced excursion conductor who
accompanies it right through to Los
Cars leave Omaha, St. Joseph, Lincoln
and Hastings every Thursday, arriving
San Francisco following Sunday, Los
Angeles Monday. Only three days from
the Missouri river to the Pacific Coast,
including a stop-over of hours at
Denver and 2 hours at Salt Lake City
two of the most interesting cities on
the continent.
For folder giving full information, call
at any Burlington Route ticket office, or
write to J. Francis,
Gen'l. Passenger Agent, Omaha, Neb.
Bern tat
Some Special Rates via The Union
Pacific S. E. Co.
Chicago, IIL, Feb. 12-14, fare and one
third for the round trip.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 19-23, one fare for
the round trip.
Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 21-28, fare and
one-fifth for the round trip.
For dates .of sale, limits, etc., call on
W. H. Benham, Agent.
,TlKii4Yw Haw WWTS law
To Chicago aaa tke East.
Passengers going east for business, will
naturally gravitate to Chicago as the
great commercial center. Passengers
re-visiting friends or relatives in the
eastern states always desire to "take in"
Chicago en route. All classes of passen
gers will find that the "Short Line" 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 ohosen, and, by
asking any principal agent west or tne
Missouri river for a ticket over the
nhieaim. Council Bluffs k Omaha Short
Line of the Chicago, Milwaukee St
T.1 Railway, you will be cheerfully
furnished with the proper passport via
Omaha and Chicago. Hease noie wai.
all of the "Short Line" trains arrive in
mum in amnle time to connect with
the express trainsof all the great through
ear lines to the principal eastern rams.
For additional particulars, time tables;
maps, etc., please call on or address F.
A. Nash. General Agent, Omaha, Neb.
You can subscribe for Thk Journal
whenever you are ready, subscription
books open during all business hours,
and always room and welcome for one
Tke Twentieth Century. -
Clovb, Calif., Jan. 14, 1900.
Editor Jourxal.
Dear Sir and Friend: Please permit
me to add a few lines to the question as
to when the Twentieth century begins,
by commenting on the view of it, given
by an exchange quoted in the last
Journal, dated Jan. 10. I have not seen
this line. of argument carried out by
anyone else, which I present, vis: 365
days makes a unit of one year; 100 years
make a unit called a century; a century
is completed as soon as 100 years are
passed and gone. January 1, 99, is the
beginning of the one hundredth year,
oompletiag the century. The next unit
of years, of 20 centuries, is completed as
soon as, the 20 centuries are completed,
and not before 19 centuries are passed;
were completed December 31st at mid
night, and 1 o'clock, Jnnuary 1st began
the last unit of lOOyeurs, or century,
and will be completed December 31st,
1899, at midnight, ending the 20th cen
tury. This lino of argument corres
ponds with the way we speak of our
birthdays, and what the time was called
from 1800 to 1900, viz: tbe 19th ceutury.
According to "Exchange V reasoning,
this year should be written 1901, not
1900. Whenever.u'e dates his letter this
year, 1900 he throws away his argumeut
for dating the first year of the christian
era, January 1, 1, it should be January
1, 0. Nothing could be plainer.
If you like, I will try to prepare an
article oa the way of doing things out
here. We like the country very much.
Peas and strawberries are in bloom.
Have had bnt-two hard frosts. With
best regards, I am yours very truly,
The commissioner of internal revenue
has decided that a physician prescribing
brandy or any alcoholic liquor which is
not compounded with any drng or med
ical substance, for the purpose of form
ing a remedy, shall be required to pay
the special internal revenue tax of $25 a
year as a retail liquor dealer, provided
he acts as a dispenser as well as a physi
cian. Fremont Herald.
W.T.Thompsox, Att'y.
WHKRKA8, on tho 1st day of December,
18W, in an action of partition in the
district conrt of Merrick county, Nebraska,
pending wherein Samuel Mark Yeoman was
piaintin ana unaries rromont leoman.
Yeoman, his wife, Mattie Floss Bnchannan.
Harriet A. Yeoman. Mark Yeoman, jr., Welling
ton Yeoman, Mary Yeoman, Nettie Yeoman and
Oeorfce Washington Yeoman, jr., were defend
ants, a judgment and decree was entered that
the plaintiff, Samuel Mark Yeoaiin. was the
owner in fee simple of an undivided one-third
of the following described real estate, to wit:
rhe north half of the northwest quarter of sec
tion 28, in townsnip 17, range 2 in Platte county,
Nebraska, and other lands and that tho defend
ant, Charles Fremont Yeoman, was the owner in
fee simple of an undivided one-third of said
premises, and that tho defendants. Mattie Floss
Knchnnnan. Harriet A. Yeoman. Mark Yeoman.
jr., Wellington Yeoman, Mary Yeoman,-Nellie
leoman ana ueorgu vniiiiumtu iuu.iu, jr.,
were each the owner in fee simple -of an undi
vided a one twenty-first part of said real estate,
and whereas, said share were confirmed in said
narties in said real estate bv said court as afore
said and said real estate was ordered partitioned
and the undersigned were appointed by the
court as referees to make partition thereof, and
whereas, on the ISth day of December, 1899. said
referees made their report as such referees to
the effect that partition of said real estate could
not be made without great detriment and loss to
the said owners and recommended to said conrt
that said re J estate be sold and the proceeds of
said sale divided, and, whereas, on the 19th day
of December, 18', the report of mid referees
was in all respects confirmed by the said court
and entered of record, and thereupon it was
further ordered and decreed bv said conrt that
the undersigned referees should proceed to sell
said real estate, as upon execution, at the front
door of the Court llouse in Columbus, Platte
county, Nebraska, for one-third cash, one-thini
in one year and one-third in two years from
date of said sale, with approved s?curity, said
deferred payments to bear 7 per centum per
Nov therefore, notice is hereby eiven that
by virtue of and in accordance with said judg
ments, omers anil decrees, uie uuuersmut-u
referees will bell at public auction at the front
dor of the Court Honse. in Columbus, Platto
county, Nebraska, on tho 12th unyi February,
1900, at the hour of Z o'clock, p. in., of said day,
said reel estate in separate parcel or in snch
parts aa to the said referees may appear to be
for the best interests of tho owners thereof on
the following terms, to wit: One-third of the
purchase price to be paid in cosh, one-third in
one year from the date of said sale, and one
third in two years with approved security, said
deferred piyments to draw interest at the rate of
7 per centum per annum from the date of said
Dated January 4th. 1900.
amis G. Holdkx, )
Franklin Swkkt. Referees.
Wjc. F. Yeoman, )
CATION. Contest Notice.
Department of the Interior, )
United States Land Office, O'Neill, Nebr., V
January 4, 1900. )
A sufficient contest affidavit having been filed
in this office by Albert II. Snyder, contestant,
against Fred J. Wilkinson, entry No. 4131. made
March 3d, 1890, for Southwest onarter Section 13,
Township 21, Range 9w, by Fred J. Wilkinson,
Conteatee, in which it is alleged that: Fred J.
Wilkinson has failed to break S acres during the
1st, 2d. 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th years of said
entry. That he has failed to plant any trees,
tree seeds, or cnttings the 2d, 3d. 4th. 5th. 6th,
7th. or 8th yean of said entry. That there is
not a single tree on said tract of land. That
these facta now exist. Said parties are hereby
notified to appear, respond and offer evidence
touching said allegation at 10 o'clock a. m. on
February 23, 1900, before the Register and Re
ceiver at the United States Land Office in
O'Neill. Nebraska. ,
Tho said contestant having, in a proper amila
vit, filed Nov. 15. 1899. set forth facts which
show that after due diligence, personal service
of this notice cannot bo mad, it i hereby
ordered and directed that such notice be given
by due and proper publication.
a. J. WAf.ivr.a,
17 jan 4 Register.
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