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WEDNESDAY. MOTEMBEB , UN.
PMhAi new Exposition, Batata,
New York, May 1 to November 1, 1901.
The Ninth annaal session of the Na-
Irrigation Congress, Chicago, No-
The Sixteenth annual meeting of the
Nebraaka Dairymen's aasoeiatioB will be
held in tke Dairy building oa the State
Uaiveraity farm, Lincoln, Deeember 18,
19 aad 20, 1900. Address, B. C. Baesett,
Gibbon, Nebr., for programs or other
Assistaxt Secretary of War Meikkv
joha arrived in Washington Sunday.
Maii. matter is sent from Paris to Ber
lin in thirty-ire miautes by pneumatic
A mkiibkb of the First Nebraska regi
ment is to receive the appointment as
adjatant general from Governor-elect
Thb Grand Army posts of Omaha pur-
imm wivinir (tartAra! Fitzhnirb. Turn a
ronsiBg reception when he comes to take
charge of the Department of the
An Omaha jury has retarned a verdict
that the Omaha National bank is not
responsible to the state for a 201,000
warrant sold to it by Joe Bartley. This
Is the second verdict on the matter.
CoxoBBssnux Mebces received a tele
gram Tharsday calling the repablican
members of the house into an immediate
caucus. It is supposed that the canons
will consider just how far it is wise to go
in reduction of the revenue tax made
by the war.
A becext decision of the supreme
court of Nebraska holds that the law
authorizing the board of transportation
is unconstitutional because not properly
passed by both houses of the legislature.
Since 1885, the state .has paid in salaries
under the act about $80,000
Douglas county commissioners have
determined not to grant to the promoters
of the projected Omaha and Fremont
Electrical Bailway company the right of
way over the county roads without im
posing checks and regulations to guaran
tee a certain amount of control to the
A pbacticai. illustration of the vast
importance of the Pan-American Expo
sition is afforded in the liberal encour
agement accorded to it by the entire
system of North American railroads.
Low excursion rates from everywhere to
Buffalo will be a feature of the Pan
Cbakles W. Little practiced osteo
pathy in Lincoln. He was arrested,
taken before a local court and fined one
hundred dollars and costs. He appealed
to the supreme court, which has sus
tained the lower court. Chief Justice
Norval in his opinion intimates quite
, strongly that Christian scientists come
under the same statute.
The Lincoln Journal calls attention to
this feature of the board of transporta
tion matter. If the act creating the
board, passed in OT was null and void, as
the supreme court has decided, then the
act of 85, which it was held to have
repealed, is still in force. Bepublicsn
members of the legislature, and pros
pective candidates for appointment will
doabtless look into the matter.
We judge by some remarks of the
esteemed Herald in parentheses it is in
favor of no longer continuing a political
partnership with the populists and free
silver republicans. We also infer from
the election returns there are a good
many former populists who have come to
the same conclusion as to the democrats.
Tho largest gains made in the state were
in the western portion where the popu
lists were thickest. Fremont Tribune.
" I AX.WATS like to see a girl and her
father good friends, and by that I mean
chummy, advisory friends, who can talk
like equals shout anything that comes
up, ia the family life or oat of it Such
a gui ia likely to be level-headed. She
ia apt to make up her mind more slowly,
and to keep it made up when she has
oaee done so, after she has observed the
caatioas and gadioial way ia which her
father's auad seta to work. Helen Wat-
Moody ia the December Ladies'
. Tar Chicago ftmaricaa nays that dur
ing the next four yearn the new democ
racy will have all the benefit of the
unpopularity of the McKinley adminia
tration, with no offsetting disadvantages
of its own; that it will have no spoils to
that it will appeal for the
vote, and will get it There
ia not Mkely to be any new democracy;
McKinley. next administration, to all
present sppearaacea, ia destined to be aa
popular as hie present one, and so far as
appeals to the conscieace vote are con
cerned, that may be referred to Croker,
the state of Kentucky and other quarters.
A BsroBT ossass from Yankton, South
Dakota, that MR Math, a mechanical
snginur and inventor, has solved appar
ently the problem of hsrnc ina the
of the Missouri river.
to waste, and actae
it tar praetieal purposes. An rtrriat
tiea of Math invention showed a mat-
to work under
it so that the ice will aot inter
im with ita nsafnlaesB. A four-foot
a experimeat yields a
of 989 pone, with a
aaslty ef much greater
also for i
gytjy ." "
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TOWWat m Its !! sfTaflT
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liirlillni la fdiwMMUtai ate.
waieh is bow going
The evident best policy of the United
States with reference to China is to de
mand what is proper for past injuries, and
such depredations, and other nations to x
their own devices. 5S
Financially and commercially, the
United States ia in the most strongly
entrenehsd position it has ever had. It
has thoroughly emphasized the fact that
lunrr1 vagaries have no standing in its
nltBi policy. By taking the stand it
did at the natmual election, it has
enhanced its credit to an extent that ia
almost impossible to measure. During
the last few years previous to tne late
election, it had gradually worked op to
a poiat where it stood among the fore
most of the creditor nations of the world.
BXSUItfS OF ELECTION.
What a few years ago would have been
considered the wildest kind of n wild
dream the coming of foreign nations to
us as borrowers had been made a reality
a score of times daring the year imme-.
diately preceding election. Our manu
factories were rapidly securing suprem
acy in the markets of the world. But
over all this prosperity all these im
mense strides made in the financial
world, hung n cloud of uncertainty that
uncertaiaty being the fear that Ameri
can citizens did not know that the con
tinuation of their nation's credit depend
ed upon their adherence to their sound
financial policy. Not only was this fear
current abroad, but it obtained credence
nt home as well. The election came with
its splendid results. The immediate
effect has been to place the United
States much further forward in the van
and the natural outcome will be that
soon no one knows just how soon (but
it is inevitable) the United States will
stand singly at the front, none ahead of
her, pre eminent as the greatest financial
and commercial nation in the world.
MONET IN USE.
The most immediate outcome of the
election was the re-establishment of con
fidence. This confidence has most ex
tensive ramifications. It gives assurance
that business and -corporate interest will
not be destroyed in an attempt to' over
throw evils that have grown np in con
nection" with their growth. It assures
the continuation of the present sound
system of measuring money values.
Power of money in use will not be im
paired. It has settled, for a long time to
come, the possibility of the masses being
betrayed by false leaders into arising
.against the classes, so called, and, as
great as any effect, it thoroughly estab
lishes the fact that no limit will be
placed on America's field of commercial
conquest and that the flag held aloft by
a strong government backed by a unified
nation, will protect the American mer
chant and manufacturer in any quarter
of the two hemispheres. Transcendent
opportunities open up before the Amer
ican merohanta and manufacturers, and
through combinations of capital they
have power, as well as the opportunity,
to control the markets of the world.
They will take advantage of this oppor
tunity with the consequent result of
adding largely to the manufacturing
capacity of the country and that, of
course, means work and wages for every
one who desires it
PLANS TOB THE FUTUBE.
Already have many thousands of men,
out of work, received employment since
election. Hundreds of closed factories
have resumed operations. The effect of
the election was electrical on business.
The great buying power of the country
has been released and general trade at
once felt the stimulus. Plans are mak
ing for extension of operations in all
lines of trade. A better feeling is appar
ent in the iron trade, a great value of
railroad equipment is being ordered, and
this is only the beginning. Money is
working somewhat easier. The security
market presents a remarkable undertone
of strength. Stocks depressed by the
fear of another result of the election.
have rebounded to their normal condi
tion and this fact, of course, has brought
large profits to the holders of such
There will be no boom. Some few
individuals will no doubt endeavor to
create one, but the great money powers
are thoroughly grounded in the knowl
edge that a boom of any sort is thor
oughly undesirable and they will un
doubtedly stamp out anything that
savors of wild speculation. The country
will enjoy a steady financial betterment
of all its securities, with the consequent
tesults that we shall enter on an era of
prosperity that will permeate every home
in the land.
Among the stocks usually dealt in on
the exchanges, railroads were in much
the greater demand and many of the in
dustrials followed a good second. Penn
sylvania and Atchison were favorites and
St. Paul had many friends as well. The
sales of all kinds of stock in New York
since election, have in quality broken all
The treasury department statement
shows that the bank circulation increas
ed about $4,000,000 during October. The
during August and September
only $1,700,000. The supply of
paper money in the general fund of the
treasury and bow consist of $10,480,000.
Uaited States notes and S&24&000 silver
certificates and this ia subject to further
depletion by the deposit of gold coin
with the eub treasury. By New fork
beaks for paymeat at interior points.
Money en call sells for 3$ to 4. Time
money four months, 4.
PLAXS FOB TEE FBTtTBE.
In GftBveftand, which ia headquarters
for a great saaay traction, telephone and
nuaiag iavestmeats, feeling of great
elation resulted from the election and
ueh money that was tied up ia banks
id. On the stock ex-
there was aa unprecedented
in point of sales. Thorough oon-
restored here and the
general welfare aasaaa secure. Finance.
hBkatbick had a big Ire Sanday, the
less ppwrimstiag 985,000. Begole k
am Arsdale Co.' loss is $70,000; insur
ance $31,800. No due to the origin of
luminst rer6tition of 8
What th Lunate Jamais Omaha
Cemsfemiant hat to amy.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 21.-Assistant Sec
retary of War George D. Meiklejoha
came in -yesterday from his home at Ful
lerton, and ia stopping at the Millard.
He will make but a brief stop here, being
en route back to Washington, where he
will remain until the return of Secretary
Boot, which will probably be about two
or three weeks.
When asked about the senatorial sit
uation in Nebraska, the asaiatant secre
tary remarked candidly and with much
earnestness, "I sm a candidate." Aa to'
his plans, he said, UI am going direct to
Washington to remain until the secre
tary's return, and then I shall be back
to Nebraska to remain until the senato
rial fight is settled. I shall make my
headquarters at Lincoln, and stay there
to conduct my campaign."
As to other candidates or eombinationa,
Mr. Meiklejohn prof cosed to know noth
ing at this stage of the gama
Alter the Caatait.
President McKinley and all the mem
bers of his cabinet except Secretary
Boot, who is in Cuba, were guests of the
great Republican club of Philadelphia,
last Saturday night at a banquet.
Among other things the president said:
The republican party has had placed
upon it tremendous responsibility. No
party could ask for a higher expression
of confidence. It is n great thing to
have this confidence; it will be a greater
thing to deserve and hold it. To this
party is committed new and grave prob
lems. They are too exalted for parti
sanship. The task of settlement is for
the whole American people. Who will
say they are unequal to it?
Liberty has not lost, but gained in
strength. The structure of the fathers
stands secure upon the foundation .on
which they raised it and ia today, as it
has been in the years past and as it will
be in the years to come, the "govern-1
ment of the people, by the people and for
Be not disturbed; there is no danger
from empire; there is no fear for the
Vice-President elect Roosevelt, fol
lowed the president concluding with:
I feel that we are to be congratulated
not merely as republicans, but ss Amer
icans, because we approach the twentieth
century in the knowledge that this
people have, with seriousness of pur
pose, set their faces to a proper solution
of all the many problems which a great
nation has to meet and which this nation
must solve alike in its home policy and
in doing its share of the world work that
confronts all the great world powers.
Under this heading we purpose giving,
from week to week, such information and
speculation as may be of current inter
est. Ed. Journal.
The prospects are good for as big a
fight over the senatorship aa we bad two
years ago. E. Bosewater of the Omaha
Bee, has had his optics set on a seat in
the senate for a long time, and he thinks
now is the time to make a fight for it.
He will camp on the ground early and
stay late, and will dog the life out of
members for their votes. We doubt very
much whether he can muster a majority
of the republican members favorable' to
his candidacy. D. E. Thompson will
also be a candidate, and has some
strength, but whether enough to make
bim a senator is questionable. Let us
hope that the contest will be settled
without a prolonged struggle as was the
case two years ago. Seward Blade.
A lengthy editorial in the Blair Cou
rier, after referring to the campaign of
1892, when Lorenzo Crounse against his
own wishes, but at the command of his
party, left his office of assistant secretary
of the United States treasury to take the
nomination for governor; to the canvas
in which he'was pitted against General
Van Wyck, and won out by some 10,000
majority; to his economical administra
tion of the office, closes with this
"The Courier is for ex-Governor
Crounse for United States senator, his
age, his varied experience in public life,
his great service to the state, his hold on
public esteem, all point to him, and if
the republican party of the state wishes
to continue in power it ogn do no wiser
thing than to elect him."
Editor Jocbbal: The letter by J. H.
Beed in your issue of Nov. 14 was of
unusual interest to irrigators. He
makes some very strong assertions. Is
Thinking a statement of what has
been done in this locality along irriga
tion lines might be of interest to Mr.
Beed, and to others, I submit the fol
lowing: Application for waters for The Great
Eastern Canal was made Aug. 24, 1805.
Survey commenced Jan. 0, 180ft,
The Nebraska Central Irrigation Co.,
incorporated March 12, 1888.
First earth moved March 27, 1806.
First irrigation done by Bobert C.
Anderson. May 18, 1897. s
Total number of acres irrigated 1897,
356; 1896, 671; 1809, 1,940; 1900, 21Q. .
Total number of irrigatora 1897, 5;
1898, 21; 1899, 43; 1900, 00.
The total number of miles of canal
constructed and operated by the com
pany ia 7L01, with over 100 bridges.
Tbeaeeretary'a books show that total
cost to date, including operating expen
ses for four years, franchise, right of way,
interest, eta, is $2JM0Q. -
Before work was commenced great in
ducements were held ont to the promo
ters. This was after the dry fall of
asd daring the dry winter of '96-6.
Then followed the wet spring of 96aad
all interest ia irrigation lagged. From
that date to the summer of ', with
about a dozen very valuable exeeptione,
it can hardly be said that any sssjstssne
was given by the people aader theeaaaL
On the contrary,, the opposition waa
quite general, and pronounced. The
county of Platte enjoined, the eaaapaay
from running th water by the roadside,
after a large sum had been spent -by the
company on the Meridian road, and
made into the beat road within fiveauies
of the city. The board of county super
visors petitioned the state beard of irri
gation, alleging that irrigatioenvae im
practicable here, ete and thisfpetition
was signed by each member ot"the
county board. Expensive litigation has
In the face of these facta, the question
arises, Is Mr. Reed rigfat? Will these
lands increase in value six fold? Will
these people who have' :se persistently
opposed the progress of irrigation be
benefited? Will Platta county have tens
Bad handreda of thouaaads of dollars
to the sum total of ita wealth?
The writer has advocated for years
that these rich soils, in this productive
climate, when intensely cultivated and
irrigated will be worth f 100 per acre,
and upwards, and that benefita incalcu
lable will spring up, but facta begin to
speak, hence predictions must take a
In considering the facts, it must be
remembered that irrigation ia very im
perfectly done here owing to the lack of
experience, and to lack of preparation in
advance of actual need", and that the
average quality of the valley lands in the
vicinity of Columbus is not. so good as
that of the rolling lands and smaller
FACTS AND FIQUBES.
Hendryx and Adams had 13 acres of
corn, in 1897, which yielded 89 3-5 bush
els per acre, and irrigated celery worth
over-$300 per acre. They produced
oniona in 1896, irrigated from a spring
brook, which yielded over 1200 bushels
per acre. John Lawson stacked 65 big
loads of red olover in 1898 from one
cutting of ll acres. He sold over $200
worth of apples from less than one acre
and reserved many bushels for his own
use. This yesr he threshed 51 bushels
per acre of winter wheat from one small
field, and 46 bushels per sere from an
other. In 1898 our company, on land
that was badly alkaline, raised corn
which was sold on the stalks at 90 bush
els per acre for the irrigated portion.
This is important as suggesting the pos
sibilities of this class of soils under irri
gation. The same year Mr. W. W.Man
nington got 75 buahels per acre. We
also purchased the nw4 of sec 14-17-2w,
one mile south of Oconee, very sandy
soil, for $1600 and sold the first crop for
$360, cash, and the crop on the same
land this year is also worth more than
the cost price of the land. Potatoes
have yielded 270 bushels per acre, and
are worth 50c per bushel now. Alfalfa
yields from 6 to 9 tons per season.
George Emerson raised over 800 pounds
of garden seeds per acre this year, worth
10c per pound, or $80 per acre. These
are not averages, but we are beginners.
I planted 500 fruit trees last spring
and every tree grew. The growth is
One young man came from Iowa,
bought 20 acres under the oanal at $40
per acre, paid only $50 down, and started
with a blind team not to exceed $25.
Seven acres were unbroken. He has not
only made a living for himself and fam
ily from this small beginning, but is
making payments on his land and has
bought another team.
THE LOGICAL CONCLUSION.
Is Mr. Beed right? Someone is right,
and some one wrong, for there is a differ
ence of opinion. If he is right,, the cap
italist should know it for it is of-far-reaohing
importance whether or not the
land purchased increases six fold in
value, and not only the capitalist but
the man of moderate means is interested.
I contend that Mr. Beed is right I
contend that the irrigated lands of Cen
tral Nebraska will continue to rise in
value for hundreds of years, certainly
and handsomely. I believe that the
best investment in the world for any
man to band down to his posterity is a
good farm, where the water supply is
nnfailing with a paid-up watertight for
the land. I base my conclusion upon
It it costs $6 per acre to raise the av
erage crop, and 30 bushels of corn are
produced worth 25c, the crop is worth
$7.50 and has cost $6, leaving a net profit
of $1.50 per acre, whiob, less taxes, is a
fair rate of interest on $20 per acre. If
the same field will yield 60 bushels when
irrigated, at an increased cost of $1.50
per acre, it ia worth $15 per acre and has
cost $7.50, leaving a net profit of $7.50
per acre, or, lees taxes, a fair rate of
interest upon $100 per sere. But when
it is considered that without irrigation
an occasional failure is inevitable, and
when the failure comes the farmer loses
not only his profit, but bis labor, seed,
rent, taxes, and in many instances haa to
sacrifice a portion, or all, of his aooumn
lationsof preceding years, something of
the immensity of the advantage is seen
in being able to insure not only a crop
bat a big crop every year. Bnt to the
careful student of agriculture the most
important advantage ia probably in the
rise of values of farm products which is
Bare to follow a short crop.
THIS IS THE JBBIGATOB's HABVEST.
He gets the 60 bushels par acre which
becomes worth 50c per bushel and his
crop ia worth $30 per acre and haa cost
him only $7.50, leaving him a net profit
of $220 per acre. The yearwhich
proves to be the misfortune of hie neigh
bor who does not irrigate, laya the foun
dation for his fortune: It is right, here
that the business like farater aees his
opportunity, and it is this fast that helps
the irrigated neighborhood prodBoe sueh
fabulous wealth that "dry farming'
communities will hardly believe the tales
that are told. And corn is not the most
profitable crop grown under intense cul
ture. H. E. Baboocx.
Whatever may be said of the aoieatific
eauses upon which the Bar. Irl & Hicks
bases his yearly forecasts of storm and
weather, it is a remarkable fact that
epeeifie waraiags of every great storm,
good, odd wave and drouth, hare been
plainly printed in hie now famous Al
sfcanao for many years. The latest
startling proof of this fact was the de
struction of Galveston, Texas, on the
very dsy named by Prof. Hieka in his
1900 Almanac, aa one of disaster by
storm along the gulf coasts. The 1001
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plete and beautiful vet published, is bow
ready. Thie remarkable book of -near
two hundred pages, splendidly illaatra
ted with charta and half-tone engrav
ings, goes aa a premium to every eub-
iber wbo paya one dollar a year for
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The first session of Platte County
Teacher's Association for the.:.sehool
year waa held at Monroe, Satardap, Nov.
24. Itwaa a vary ansessstnl amtiag.
Early in the day it waa feared that the
now storm aught reduce the attendance
but teachers, like school children, eeessei
Platta conatyls teachers ware pres
besides several members of school hoarda
pastors, patrons, children and others.
The school buildiag waa wall Hied and
the papers very iatersstiag while the dis
cussions, at tisMS, were quite animated.
At the close all pronounoed the sMetiag
a success. Those attending from Co
lumbaa were: Sapt. Leavy, Principal L
H. Britell, Mrs. U. a Mace, Mies Alios
Watkiaa, Miss Clara Hohl, Mias Emily
Segelke, Mias Grace Woods, Mies May
At 1:15 President E. G. Hieka called
the meeting to order. The pupile of
Monroe schools sang a ohorue Greeting.
Secretary Mrs. U. 8. Mace read the min
utes of the last meeting. The program
waa then taken up.
Miss Gertrude Tellers "Value of Coan
ty Associations." She said in part. Our
meetings are well attended ' because
teachers get good out of them. The
value lies in the exchange of ideaa and
m 3tht da. They change our opiniona aad
perfect oar methods, and so help the
work. She lamented the fact that lady
teachers are more timid in discussion
than men. Said men were acoaetomed
to talk politico and make- campaign
speeches, and so hsd outgrows their
Sup't. Leavy opened the discussion,
complimented the paper, waa gratified
by the interest shown at all meetings,
pledged himself to the interest of those
who spent time and money to attend the
county meetings. . He said the time
when the young aad inexperienced could
obtain schools had passed. That twenty-nine
or more teachers of the county
had been teaching for ten years.
A. J. Mason "Trials of an Inexperienced
Teacher." Government of schools quite
perplexing. In speaking of punishment,
he said a good lecture, at times, was bet
ter than a sound beating. There might
be times when nothing but the rod
would prevail. Thought too much
knowledge was expected of the teacher.
He must be an encyclopedia, a diction
nry, a doctor, lawyer, etc. This pro
duced a variety of perplexing questions.
Bnt these are trial for our good. "A
smooth sea never made a skillful sailor."
Several ahort discussions followed.
Miss Anna Mylet, "Foundations and
Buildings." We, the teachers, are the
builders; the pupils, the material, the
finished scholar, the building. Teachers
should visit the homes. Strange actions,
likes and dislikes are then made plain.
Must not neglect any part of the
schools. We are laying the foundation
for the fnture success of the youngest.
If the school is overcrowded you can do
but little. Do that little well. The
older pupils are uaing their last days for
school work. Build so that all may say
we have builded well.
Mrs. U. S. Mace led the discussion;
favored visiting the home, visit in a
friendly social way. Parents have in
creased confidence in you, you learn
much about the children. Some one
suggested that parents are apt to have
a long story of ill health, something had
"good in" on the children and they never
had been strong. Wanted special favors.
Jones' children are bad, must be pun
ished, but theirs should have special
favora Mrs. Mace still asserted that
the beet way to get on was to visit the
E. C. Hicks, "Are Teachers Worth
Their Hire?" I shall not attempt to
answer this individually. Patrons must
decide that. If teaobers are not, why
not? If not qualified the superinten
dent should use the veto ax. If qual
ified, good must result from the work.
Why do so many leave the teachers' pro
fession for others? Because they see
greener pastures in other fields of labor,
to earn .an honest living we must labor.
By our labor we must earn a living. If
the profession had a better finanolal re
ward the profession-would retain its beet
members longer. Teachers are doing
most for the good of this nation. Com
pare this county dotted with sohool
houses, with some others and then ask
"Are Teachers Worth Their Hire?"
Foley started the discussion. Teach
ers should be more consistent, do. work
better, more uniformity needed, will be
.well worth their hire. Educate all alike,
no special claases in any school. Mr.
Britell thought that boys who could
only get two or three months of school
ing daring the year had a right to be
treated aa a apeoial class daring the win
ter months, and to receive special atten
tiona. It meant a great deal to those
boys, that two or three montha of school
ing. Miss Coleman acknowledged the
needs of such boys, but stated that the
smaller ones should not be neglected in
Miss Ella J, Colsman-HEducational
Needs of the Hour." Teashera, real
teachers, that have a desire to train pu
pils in morale and intellect. A simple
course of study, too many fade are in
jected into oar schools. Better meth.
ods Of teaching. Children are promoted
from grade to grade without knowing
anything well. Better kind of order
self control. A. reverend gentleman
present led the discussion. He spoke
of the good which the faithful work of
honest teaobers would bring to ns, had
brought to na. He spoke of the grand
ideals, noble aspirations of all the teach
ers. Paid a glowing tribute to this
county. Said he believed in the f ntnre
of America because of the honesty and
integrity of purpose on the part of the
teachers of the land.
L H. Britell-That Tired Feeling."
How may fatigue in the school room be
reduced to a minimum? A jadicioae
method of assigning work might stimu
late a decided interest, interest reduces
fatigue, arouses mental vigor. Cheer
fulness aide, stimulates the mind. Let
the sunlight of a obeerfal couptepaace
meet the children at the aehool room
door. The greatest factor in develop
ment of the child ia "play-activity."
Play makes the child happy. Give the
boya a chance, a chance to be boys.
Action is a God-given attribute of yoath;
seek to sjee play, ativity for the advanoe
meat of children. Bectlessneas, born of
idleness, is the trouble in our schools.
A ahort rest ia aot time lost; it is gaia
ia physical strength, in mental vigor,
aad in the total aasoaat of work dose.
! taKamhere the child crows
sleepy aai tired. Dislike, aatagoaisaw
cap the vital
of the child.
of the paper a quartette ,
a aaleotioB, Mr. Britell i
"One tiuag aaore: I have
ia good for that
. After fixiag the date, January 96th,
far the aext meeting to be held at Co-
lnmbuc the msstiag adjourned.
The pacpleof Moaroe faraiehed scv
craMae seleetioaeof inetrumental and
Prof. Hieka of Moaroe had a very
Brstajtabls exhibition of school work
ssapa, sxamiaarioas. compositions, etc
Pram tke Port.
Peter Ohlcon waa very mnch hnrt by
a wagon load of hoga tippiag over and
falliag upon him Wednesday aa he waa
etarting for towa.
Garde are out announcing the mar
riage of Dr. D. G. Walker of thie city to
Mias Bebeeea Welin of Palestine at her
home on Wedaesday, November 28, 1300.
Mrs. Chrie Christsnsen, whose hue
band died a few weeks ago, seems to be
haviag more than her chare of ill lnck.
A week ago Sunday her little 3-year-o!d
daughter died and was buried the fol
lowing Tuesday. Now her little son is
atekaad eke ia far-from well herself.
She haa the sympathy of her friends
August Anderson of Looking Glass
visited friends in Lindsay Saturday.
Mr. Anderson went back to his native
country, Sweden, last spring and haa
bought property there, where he intends
to spend hie remaining days. Owing to
his haviag a lot of property here, be had
to come back once more and make ar
rangementc to get disposed of it.
ataci Ittate Trajufsrs.
Becber, Hockenberger k Chambers,
real estate agenta, report the following
real estate transfers filed in the offico of
the county clerk since our last report:
Michael Weaver to Carl Roelle,
lote 5 and 6 blk 168, Colnm-
bua,wd. $ 50000
E A Gerrard to H J Hendryx,
Iota 37 and 38 blk uU"East
add to Monroe. Neb., wd . . . . 45 00
I L Albert to O C Shannon, nw2
aw4 20-17-le, wd 750 00
Patrick McAleer to John and
Mary Cover, e2 lot 3 blk 119,
Colurabua,wd 200 00
State of Nebraska to Alfred
Bratt, sw4 16-18-3w, deed .... 1120 00
Henry Wagner to J J Gerber,
e2 ew4. 32-17-2W, qcd ! 100
J J Gerber to Mike Furman, e2
aw432-17-2w,wd 2240 00
T H Gleason to C A and W A
Gossman, e2 ne4 32-18-lw,wd 2800 00
Geo F Pngh to E F Prince, lots
3 and 4 blk 4 Platte Center, wd 1 00
John Hebda to Val Jaroe, ne4
nw4 5-19-2w, wd 1480 00
Ten transfers, toUl $9,137 00
Laad far Sale.
Coancil Bluffs. lows, July 17, 1900
To whom it may conoern: I have been
authorized to dispose of aa much of the
Augustus Frank Estate lands in Mer
rick and Platte counties, Nebraska, as I
can find buyers for, and I have author
ized Mr. John Sides of- Carson, Iowa, to
represent me in the sale of these lands.
And he will receive offers for land which
he will Bubmit to me and I will then
refer them to the party having charge of
the estate for hia aoceptanoo or rejec
tion. Mr. Sides is also agent for the
U. P. lands. W. J. Davknpobt.
Headquarters at the Silver Creek State
Bank, Silver Creek, Neb.
tf ' John Sides, Agent.
Fitzpatrick will give
you goods at Omaha
prices. Follow the
crowd and see.
Fret Until Jaaiary 1, 1901.
In order to introduce The Semi
Weekly State Journal to a whole lot
of new homes it will be sent free from
now until January 1, 1901, to any per
son sending us One Dollar for a year's
subscription. This gives you the paper
from now until January 1, 1902, for only
Oae Dollar. The State Journal is the
recognised state paper and should be in
every home in the state. Printed at the
capital it gives more prompt and accur
ate reporta of Nebraska doings than any
other paper, and as it gives you two
papers each week it fnrpiBhes yon with
the latest news several days ahead of
other papers. Yon will not want to be
without The Journal during the legisla
ture aad the great senatorial contest.
The earlier you send the dollar the more
papers yon will get for your money.
Address, The Journal at Lincoln, Neb.
-WANTED-ACTIVK MAN OP GOOD Char
acter to dclivar aad coOcet ia Nebraska for old
tablikd aaaafaetariBS' wholesale home.
BtW a year, awe pay. Honesty man than expe
rieaeenqaued. Oar reference, amy baak ia any
city. "" self addieeaed stamped eavel
ope: MaaafaetBiers, Third Floor, :o4 Dearborn
Tf CieBv aa the last.
Passengers going eait for business, will
Baturally gravitate to Chicago aa the
great oommereial center. Passengers
re-visitiBg 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 k St. Paul Bail
way, via Omaha aad Council Bluffs,
afforda exeeHent facilities to reach their
dostinstioae ia a aoaaner that will be
aura to gtrc the utmost satisfaction.
A reference to the time tables will in
dicate the route to be chosen, and, by
ssking any principal agent west of the
Missouri river for a ticket over the
Chicago, Coancil Bluffs Omaha Short
Line of the Chioago, Milwaukee k St
Paul Bailway, you will be cheerfully
furnished with the proper passport via
Omaha and Chioago. Please note that
all of the "Short Line" trains arrive in
Ohioagn in ampin time to connect with
the eaiwesBtraiBa of all the great through
car linee to the priaeipal eastern cities.
For additional particulars, time tables,
mapc,ct&t please call on or address F.
A. Naeh. General Agent, Omaha, Neb.
Ltwlat-Wctt aa Maw.
Every Tuesday daring October and
Wovembcr the Bsrliagtoa Route will
aeU tickets at the following remarkably
Ogdea, Bait Lake City, Batte, Helena
and aBBftmrtft? one way 933. Boand
trip, tea Return limit, 30 days.
ffrV-n. Taeoma, Seattle, Portland,
Yieteria aad Vancouver, one way, $28.
Roaadtrip,$45. Betara limit, 30 daya.
Tickets aad iaformatioa at all Bar-
THE LIMIT 'PASSED.
m Scbmb WBJeBt the CHriPB
toreatt WeM Set BBMCtlci.
"Please, mamma, please!"
"Papa. I beg? ef yew do set refuser
CorwellaPacdeteut clang wildly about
her fend hut obdurate mother's seek
aad rained kisses upon her cheeks,
while Anastasla, her sister, dfd like
wtoe to her father.
But their pleadlag seemed f no
avail. The elder Pasdetouta ahoek
their gray beads firmly In BcgarJoa,
though It was evideat that the aecea
Jty of refusing their daughters' re
sjuest pained them beyond measure.
Geatly. but with decWoa, aa cm
shakes a hard aaelled crab from oat a
scalp net, the parents disentangled
their daughters' arms from their shoul
ders; then, mastering his emotwna, the
"No, Anastasla and Cordelia, what
yon ask of us Is too much! Never be
fore have we refused a request of
yours. We have moved from city to
city, from state to state, to the lajary
of my business and the destruction of
your mother's health, In order to de
ceive people as to your ages. For the
last ten years It haa been nothing but
'move on for us. for every time the peo
ple of one place would begin to suspect
your true ages you nave insisted on ua
packing up and going elsewhere, that
you might start anew at 22 and 23. re
spectively. We have submitted to this
Bomadic life for our love of you, but
your most recent demand la too much.
We absolutely refuse!"
The daughters sobbed like anything.
In fact tbey sobbed like everything.
But their firm parent remained firm.
"No," continued Mr. Pasdetout; "we"
will not, absolutely will notcelebra?)
our silver edding again In order to
prove to people that you two cannot
be over 24 at the outside! The Wear
"For city use In modern buildings,
said a safe manufacturer, "safes are
nowadays made thinner walled than
formerly, thus giving them more room
Inside In proportion to the space the
safe occupies. The modern building
la fireproof, or substantially so. and In
case of fire the safe does aot fall down
through the, burned floors Into a mass
of burning debris In the cellar, but It
stays where It has been placed, sup
ported by the steel floor beams of the
room and, with less around it to burn,
subjected to comparatively less heat.
"Under such conditions the thin wall
ed safe Is as fireproof as the thick wall
ed safe would be under the conditions
hi which It Is used in the old style
buildings, for use In which the tblc:
walled safe is still commonly sold."
New York Sun.
Jaat Like m Haa.
Biggs (to cabman) What will you
charge to tnk me and my wife to
Cabman One dollar, sir.
Biggs And bow mnch for taklag me
Cabman The sameone dollar.
Biggs (to his wife) There, my dear,
you see bow much you are valued at.
I aad Mr.
The pronouns "1" and "my arc
greatly to be avoided in general con
versation. "1" do this or that; "my"
children are so and so; "my" cook,
"my" house, "my" equipages sucu
Iteration sets terribly on the nerves of
the listener, besides being in very bad
form. New York Tribune.
"This man," said the keeper softly,
"imagines he has millions."
"Isn't that nice'!" answered the vis
itor. "Whenever he needs money all
he has to do is to draw on bis Imagina
tion." Kansas City Times.
A Urlftlas Wreck.
"What Is a skeptic, pa?"'
"Well, the most hopeless kind of
skeptic Is a woman who haa lot her
faith la doctors.' Indianapolis Jour
nal. A wedding ring should fit the finger.
If It Is too large, it Is a sign of shal
lowness of purpose; If too tight. It
suggests that the union pinches some
bow. A perfect fitting ring Is sym
bolic of a perfect, harmonious union.
For all kinds
Pollock & Co., b
OF COLUMBUS. NKBR.,
Will aot aa general agenta for this and adjoia
couBtiea for the
SNODDY MEDICINE CO.,
Maanfactarers of the now FAMOUS SNODDY
HOU CHOLKKA SPECIFIC. tVCall oa them
whea ia towa, or write for circulars aad price
NOTICE OF BEFEBEES' SALE.
NOTICE It hereby given that, whereas la aa
action pending ia the district coart of
Platte county. Nebraska, wherein Fraaa Mora,
lek is plaintiff, aad Marie Horalek. Annie
Bleoha. nee Horalek. Frank Bleeha. Mary
Blecha, net Horalek, Michael Bleeha. Aatoaie
SweeBie, nee Horalek. Michael Sweeaie, Fannie
Bleeha; Me Horalek. FraakF. Bleeha, Meliae
Kara, we Horalek. Frank Kama, Janea Wea
cel Horalek. Edward Uoralek. Ladfala Horalek
aad Minnie Horalek are defendants, lodgment
entered on the 20th day of Novm
for the nartition of the real estate httAnnttmr
described, and appointing the aadersigaed as
referees te make partition thereof, and
Whereas, Upon report that said real estate
cannot be partitioned without great loss to the
owners, the aaderaigaed, as each referees, were
by said coart ordered to sell said real estate, as
upon execution, at pahlic auction, to tho highest
for cash in hand.
The aadptsiaaed. referees, will oa the Mat ikur
of December, 1980. at the boar of 1 o'clock p. m.
hand, the soata half of the northwest aaarter of
section tea (10). township niaeteea (Mtj north of
range three (3) west of the ttth P. M. ia Platte
Edwin II. Chaxbxbs.
flea. O. Bbchxb,
HaXBY F. J. lIOCKKXBXOKB,
Tax Statk or Nebraska, l .
Coanty of Platte. fM
fa the coanty coart. in aad for said coanty. In
th natter of tne estate of Katnerino Bettr.
deceased, lata of said coanty.
At a session of tbe coanty coart for said coen-
ly. aoioea as ute coanty jaaaw a omce ia Colaai
bas. ia said coanty oa the 21st day of Novem
ber. A. D. 1889. present. T. D. KobTsoa. coanty
jadpe. Oa readlas aad filiaa; the daly verified
peutioapf Una. O. Becber. previa that letters
of adaualatiatioa be issued to him oa the
estate of said decedent.
Thereapoa. it ia ordered that the lata day of
December. A. D. WO. at 2 o'clock, p. at., be
assigned for the hearinc of said petitioa at the
eoaaty Jadaa's oBoe ia said coanty.
Aad ft ia further ofdeitd. thai duo hm! iuJIm
an aivea or roe penoeacy ana MnW or
petitioa by peMlcatioa ia Tax CoLtmcs Joca-
HAL for tnree coasecauve weeks prior to said
(A trae copy of the order.)
Dated. Colanbas, Neb.. Sow. 21st, 1880.
T. D. koBIBON,
:of Platte coaatr. Nebraska:
Notice of fiaal aettleaieat aad
ma estate or j sines warner,
To the creditors, beir. legatees and others ia-
terested ia the estate of Janes Wi
Take aotiee that Georaa W. Galley has filed ia
iwnui;iuiniinun out ooiaaa aa exeea-
loronaeesuie-oi James Warner.
it U ordered that the same stand for heariaa oa
the Bab day of November, 1868. before the coart
at the hoar of 2 o'clock p. au, at which timeaay
person iaterested may appearand txeept to aad
This aotiee U ordered givea ia Tax Coumavs
JocaVAL, for tana coaateativ weeka prior to
the 28U day of November. 18SB. "
witness my nana and tne seal of the coaatr
v v.imiww. cmts mm oay os nevamaar,
T T iimimm
J. M. CURTIS
Jistice of tie Peace.
Would npectfHlly aoli it a share
of your baaiufss.
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. C. CASSIN,
raorainoB or ma
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ajfeAIXiaTEB. at COBMEUlia.
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