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VOLl'MK XXXVI. NUMBER 9.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1905.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.754.
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THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
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FAST risSE BY WEBB JAY
Au'ctst Lrucs Steam Machine Ten
Mtlc in 9:49 2-5.
(.'.ma;-. May 31. WVbb Jr. f thr
CJi! :.;) Aiom.liilo t lu'i (.tr:. .1 ff
the bonirh in tho tiual day .- r. ii'j: or
the aut(ni bile moot at liarl m. In a
lon-milo heart-brcakini; diivo with
lLiraoy Oblfiold. .lay won tho $l.tmi
: ah prire in tho fast timo of 'J t'. -j
In addition t- this, thf Chumo :n.:n
i ;. .u-d Louis Cbovrolot. tin I'ruu h
ir..".. n: a :ivo-mib snt rial ra o for a
jnn-.' of $.".'i. Jaj's timo m th'.
oi-nt was 4T)S. In tho ton-mile ovont
. h Oldfiold. tho use of steam as
ppp.i-od to gasoline was domoi:,iatMl
b .lay. The Chicago man u- d a
? ara machine and, although, har.l
prr-sel throuchout tho entire rare,
finished several lencths in the lead.
Tliis race was the m'st eiunc soon
iliT'tis the iree'. The .lay ar made
:t .-piMi in the stre'rh . while OM
fi'ld repeatedly cut d.wn tho a:n
er's Lad at the stretch and paddock
fir--, only to lose gtntind on the
b.i('; straiphtawry and in front of the
prai. 'stand. Thv two rar rot away
toe- ther. but on Ta' first lap t"'." CJii
eac man gained a 1 ad of over a r.ir
loriC over th clMirpIen. h:h he
ho'.I Mntfl near the end of the rate.
Dunne the iat Ian OMfield was
st adily gainine on his opp-?iu r.r. but
fail- d to get up m time t ' capture
th-" rich priro. Oldtield pre-s-si .1 his
rar to its utmost. lm lo t i ni ler
abl gmuad at the firns. making
broad swoops i" trvlng to en the rail
Missionaries Massacred in Thibet.
Victoria. Ala " - Advi es were re
ceived here of a missionary uprismc
in Thibet. Four From h missionaries
at different stand; in Hathan district
were inurderei and a number of mem
bers of their church maaired. The
missionary in charse of the distrkt
war. Uev. Father Oramljeau. Troips
lmve been sctt to the district from
Robbers Make Rich Hsu!.
For: Wayne, lnd.. May 31. Five
rebbers rxosrowrred the wa'tb-nti-1
blew the snf in t.e C-ir.tiknr
a '.. ' il.i"'i C.i tiioiii
r; ,:ers r.".d 5 2 ' in
There is r.o i!uc to their v. hereabouts.
When i BGGome Lost.
When all the natural teeth become
lost the deficiency should be supplied
by artificial teeth. Nothing that is
worn upon the person is of so mnch
importance as the set of artificial
toeth. They require for successful
r.-sulls, artistic and mechanical skill,
pat.ent labor and experience.
We j;uarintee yon successful re
sults. Nearly 14 years experiencr in
saccessful practice in Colnmbns.
Dr. H. E. NamiB.
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Too Knch "Phone,
town is in a fair way to get an
! ver.l ofo or telpehnue. When it comes
ioniii; ?j f() per month, that if
1 hilt -ALst a decent house can be rent-
c i for. There isn't near as mncb
need for telephones anyhow as people
:.iiii!c l h"rn is. When the Bell people
had the right-of-way here there was
an t'tl" jrt to pet an independent com
pany, because the Bell people woald
ii it 'ii-ch l he rural system. When Mr.
Scotr .j1 1 to the Surprise company it
brought this town in touch with the
fanner? and the field has been grow
inn iargrr until the country is now
p.-tt'y well covered. Now lhe Bell
ople rro back asking a frauchite in
rh" gaio cf a Rrainard company.
Davit! Citv Press.
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( Mr. LloydSwain entertained twenty
j lariivs at a Keiiugtnn yesterday after
i i.ocn at her homo. The event was in
.or."r i f Mrs Swain's bi.-ter, Miss
j!mi!" i'arker. and was made the oc
casion of the announcement ot Miss
Parker's engagement to Dr. (.'has. II.
5'Iat ' of thib city.
TIh- hou-o wa decorated with pink
an f white carnations. A three-course
luncheon va eved. for which the
place cards were in the form of Cin-rt-r'
l!a slippers with roes painted on
tliMn in water colors. This was Mrs.
SwaiaViirf-t entertainment in her new
home, and it was very pretty and en
jiynhlo. Mrs. Lilhe.
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Tii" following letter was received
by tiio World-He.rald yesteiday and
postmarked I'olumbus, Nebr
T- the Editor of the World-Heiald :
Xjtini; m your issue of two weeks
ao an article written by the judicial
court rep-)rter of the David City judi
cial district. I desire to present a
few facts with reference to the trial
of Mr Lillk which has been called
u 'fair trial " The facts, as stated.
wert true as far as they went. It was
all onesided, and in another direction
the thread of evidence could have been
WLven jas-r M.s ti:hr. It is a known
fact tnat thete was a person left David
City that morning, after telephoning
three quarters of a mile from the cen
ter of the town. At abour .stfOleft
hi room and went one mile across tho
north, part of town to this place aud
the p.irty joke of Lillie being 6hot.
lie ucd the phone five minutes and
l"fr. He did not appear again in town
and a year from that time came to
Octava, Nab. on the train, then hired
a liv-Ty taT. an 1 drove tc wthin half
a mil" 1 1 David City where he left
the rip with the liveryman and went
oil to town He was driven back next
morning to catch the train at Octava,
when 2."i cents each way would have
fare. This is a case where
the evidence was gotten up for the
purpose of allowing the guilty to es
cape I will write you more later
Columbus Boy Injured
A sjiecial dispatch from Fremont
to the Omaha Ilee yesierday tells how
to boys cct the worst of it while ex
perimenting with powder and a
match. Young Laudenberger.tbe most
seriously injured, was formerly a Co
lumbus boy and his father is a resi
lient of our city aud went to the
assistance of his son as soon as "the
accident was reported. The dispatch
says: "Morris Laudenberger and Roy
Killian, bovs about i: vears old. of
Morse Binds, were injured by experi
menting with a piece of gas pipe fill
ed wim powder yesterday afternoon
and ate now in the Fremont hospital.
The boys found tho cas pipe, which
had been charged with powder, and
decided to see if it wonld explode.
.Morris took it out into the middle of
the tfreet. while Roy observed the
situation from the side of a building
across the way. He proved beyond
a reasonable doubt that the contents
of the pipe were of au explosive na
ture, for as soon a he dropped a liebt
ed match into it there was a terriffic
concussion, throwing him to the
cround and almost serveriug his left
foot ami lee below the knee. A piece
cf the pine took off two fingers from
Roy's hand aud another went Through
the wall of a nearby house just over
rhe head of a baby asleep in its cradle,
but fortunately injnrine no one. The
ioys were brought to Fremont on the
afternoon train and young Laudenber
cer's leg amputated. Both are doing
well this noon. No one seems to know
how the gas piv came to be there or
who fixed it. The boys say it was rnsly
ind partially Luritd.
Th?re will be an ite cream social on
the lawn of the Congregational
church Wednesday evening. Jnne 7.
The concert given by Prof. A. E.
Poole's pupils, assisted by local mu
sicians, Monday evening, was attend
ed by an audience that filled the Pres
byterian church. Pupils of all grades
took part in the program and all per
formed very creditably.
The numbers played b? the ad
vanced pupils were of a higher grade
musically and greater difficulty tech
nically than is usually heard at stu
dent recitals of that class.
The solos that were played by Wal
ter Eoettcher, Hedwig Jaeggi and
Mande Galley were selection that
are often used by teachers and pro
Of the assisting soloists, MissUaller,
Prof. Fnnk and Prof. Poole, nothing
more need be said than they lived np
to their usual standards of public per
formance, and their nambera were
warmly applauded by theaadieace.
Mr. Poole plaved a most difficult
fantasie of Vietempa in a manner that
has never been surpassed in Colum
bus. He played with better style,
better tone and surer execution than
wo have ever beard him plav before.
A vocal sextette of ladies. withMis
Whitmoy-r accompanying, was enjoy -
j e.1, and the juvenile orchestra plavcd
several numbers with credit.
The proceeds of this very successf ul
concert go to the Ladies Aid society.
Supt- Kern Hay Leave.
The Colnmbns schools are in danger
of being without a Bupjriutenent.
Prof. W. M. Kern has been elected
to the presidency of the State Manual
Training school of South Dakota, lo
cated at Ellendale.
Mr. Kern has not yet accepted the
place, a he is under contract with
the Columbus board for another year
and unles the board will voluntarily
release him he says he will fulfill his
contract. The matter ha not vet been
presented to the beard officially, so
that it is not known what action will
be taken, but individual members
have expressed themselves to the
effect that when a man has rendered
the district such faithful and etuin
entlv successful services it would be
a poor kind of return for the board
to take advantage of their technical
right to hold him and compel him to
forego a signal advancement in his
piofession. The Dakota position pays
a salary of 1,800 a year. The school
offers a four years course in academic
work and four-year courses in various
industrial lines. such as manual train
ing, domestic science, etc. A course
in music is also offered. Prof. Kern
wr? elected by the vote of everv man
on the electing noard except one,
though there were nnmerons appli
cants for the place, inclcding the
man who was for many years super
intendent of the famous school at
Menominee, Wis. '
The election is a high compliment
to Prof. Kern's standing in the teach
ing profession. It is needless to say
that teachers, pupils and patrons of
the Columbus schools are grieved
over the prospect of losing Superin
Mr. Kern received notice of his elec
tion last week, but requested the papers
not to announce it until he had in
formed the school lioard.
Two strokes of lightning cansed
some damage iu Colnmous yesterday
afternoon. The central office of tho
Independent Telephone Co. was struck
and about l."0 telephones put ont of
bnsiness. Miss Julia Fox, the day
operator, was alone in the exchange
at the time the bolt struck. She was
painfully shocked.fbnt not seriously,
injured. Her right hand was in con
tact with the switch board and as a
result of the shock her right arm is
still lame. Wires were tangled up in
confudion. The damage has not been
The lightning 6et tire to the wood
work of the switch board, but with
her wires all out of commission Miss
Fox was unable to send in an alarm.
At about the same time an alarm was
turned in from the residence uf Fred
Gottschalk where the lightning had
struck a tree near the house and fol
lowed a telephone wire into the house
setting it on fire. The fire department
turned ont and found both tires, which
were extinguished without damage.
At Monroe the rural mail carriers
had difficulty in going over their
routes this morning. Mrs. Kenyon
who drives the wagon on route No. 2
ont of Monroe was almost compelled
to turn back before her trip was fin
ished and was able to complete it only
by doing considerable fording.
The high school baccalaureate ser
mon preached by Rev. Cash of tho
Episcopal church last Sunday was
from the text of Revelation 11 :10 "Be
thou faithful unto death and I will
give thee a crown of life."
A brief ontline of Rat. Cash's very
excellent sermon to the graduates is
as follows :
The question which we ail ask our
selves, "Why are we here?" is to be
answered by asking ourselves another
question, "What is the next thing to
be dene?" Every detail of daily work
accomplished suggests the next detail.
Great achievement's are not isolated
incidents but are made up of small
units of endeavor and accomplishment.
to live one's life best, one needs
only to be faithful to the task in
hand. Christ came into the world
ird made the opportunity of life
greater for succeeding ages. And
the problem of life is the same in
great things and small: He faithful
unto death. Never give up. When
you finish one thing look around and
6ee what is next. Faithfulness unto
death is the road to the crown of life.
A BARGAIN. A scholarship with
the International Correspondence
School for sale. Write or inquire for
" R, " care of Journal. tf .
For fine corn fed neat go to M.
FOR SALE. A fine second hand
organ, same as new. Must be sold at
once. Inquire Journal office, tf.
For fresh fish and oysters go to M.
GROUND BONE & BEEF SCRAPS
for chickens at Knut& Brock's. Phone
All kiads of freak and salt meats at
Kerseabrock & Barke's.
Across the Continent.
Fnilsy'r- Pail) 1
Another trans-continental advertis
ing expodition went through Colum
bus today. It is composed of four
men traveling in two Oldsniobilc run
abouts or light automobiles. The
party started from New Ycra City
on May 7, and struck the center of
the Tnited Sare at noon today.
They aro head-i f-r the Portland ex
position which opens .Tune 1, and the
object of th trip is to advertise the
Otrisiuobile. Of the two machines,
ens is named "Old Scout" and is
driven by Dwight B. Huss, accom
panied bv Milford Wirjle. "Old
Steady" i ths name of the other
craft. r.ud ir- crew is made up by
Percy F Megargel, driver, and Bart
The travelers report good luck so far,
wjth lots of mnd in some places, es
pecially in Illinois. They carry only!
a trunk apiece, and stop at towns for
meals and lodging They expect to
make Grand Island tonight. North
Platte bv tomorrow noon and Chev
enne tomorrow night. Up to date
they have averaged about 70 miles per
In the days of our fathers it some
times rained froes and fish and fish
worms. But in Columbus it rains
Satnrday night a sneak thief
removed a screen from the pantry
window at the home of Mrs. .TnliaKas
mnssen and got away with several
good pies, a piece of cheese and some
Wc are now serving delicious Ice Cream
Sodas, Sundaes, Lemonades, Phosphates and
all good Soda drinks.
We make our own Ice Cream. We
KNOW it is pure.
CKas. H. Dack, Druggist.
Independent People Enjtin.
c FrMaj"- I)ail t
Yesterdav afternoon was inite
strenuous in tho affairs of the Piatte
County Independent Telephone Com
pany. Manager Ilverett noticed in a
news item in the Omaha Beo that the
Leigh Telephone Co. was coutemp
latinc making a deal with the Ne
braska Telephone Co., which would
materially depreciate The value to the
subscribers of the Independent Tele
phone system and immediataly took
steps to overcome the difficulty. Mr.
Everett together with Judge Sullivan,
his attorney, went before Judge Reed
or and secured an injunction, restrain
ing the Leigh Telephone Company
from its intended action, drove to
Schuyler, had their bond filed and
approved bv Clerk of rhe District
Court '. A. Sucba and the injnuct-
ion served by telephouo last night at
7 o'clock. The injunction was form-
nily served today by Sheriff Fiala. j
of Colfax county. The
of the injunction are :
That the proposed arrangement with
the Nebraska Telephone Co , is in
direct violation of a present unexpired
toll contract with iho Platte County
Independent Telephone Co. That
the Platte County Independent Tele
phone Co. is a heavy stockholder in
the i.eigh Telephone 'o. and that said
agreement was entered into without
their knowledge or consent :
That said action on the part of the
Leigh Telephone Co. would tend lo
depreciate the value of the stock of
the Platte County Telenliooo Co.
The following news item taken from
vesterday's Omaha Bee. was the first
intimation thelndepeadent people had
of ihe intended change and was r
promptly overcome by the injunction '
as above set forth :
"This morning a deal was made be
tween the Leich Independent Tele-
Absolutely Clean and CANNOT BE
EXPLODED. The only Positively Safe
Gasoline Stove on the Market.
Cloos & Ueliliiig
Independent 'Phone No. 162.
North Side 13th St. Columbus, Nebr.
will be a
sions before long when wedding
gifts will be searched for and
wedding rings wanted.
The purjHJse of all gifts is to
please the bride elect to make
such offerings as will help make
attractive the new home.
The gifts and the ring mu.-t bo
to her taste.
For wedding gifts, onr stock of
fers scores of. desirable articles
Jmncs Wilson has tiled a suit in
district conrt for divorce from Ida
Wilson, alleging adultery as ground
People having a dog around their
premises should obtain a taes or havp
tne dog destroyed : for there is trouble
ahead. It is a disgrace and a nuisance
to have does around as they are
allowed by some citizen--. The dog
police will not be paid for his time
but for the parties he brings to
phono Conipnny and the Nebraska
Telephono Company in which the two
central offices will be consolidated.
The local compauv will be entitled
lo outside connection over the Ne
braska's lines, which will give tle
local subscribers all the benefits of
the Nebraska system. The Indepen
dent compauv savers its connections
with the Platte County Indpendent
company. The new arrangement will
be effectivo .Tuue 1.
Gift for City Library.
As a re.ult of the Schiller memorial
celebration which was held by the
Germans of Columbus ou May '.. the
public library of our city has been
maue richer by j:5l v-" in cash and
the comulete works of Schiller in
both German and English.
Representing the committee
had the entertainment
in charge. Dr.
V. if Naumanu has turned
the library the entire
prot eeds from
the sale of seats wliich amounted to
the above named sum, and the ten
volumes which are elegantly bound
in half morocco. The English edi
tion is in four lolumes and the (ier
mau in hix volumes.
The weddiing of Miss Florence BaII
anil Mr. Werner Glur occurred Satur
day evening at eight o'clock at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mr. Chas. Ball, iu south Columbus.
Janice O'Urieu performed the cere
mony. Only immediate relatives were
pr?3if Both the outig people have
lived all their live in Columbus and
are well and favorably known. Mr.
Glur is employed in the cigai factory
of Win Ivurr.
The Journal lor news
a specialty of Builders'
HONOR THE Q. A R
Memorial Day Address cf Bev- G. A.
Following is pirt of the Memorial ser
mon preached by Rev.G.A.Munro May
J. Ir is printed at the'reqnest of mem
bers of the Grand Army and for the
special benefit of the patriotic readers
of the Journal who were prevented
from attending the service :
"Is. 2: 3,4. 'Out of Zion shall go
forth the law and the word of Jehovah
from Jerusalem. And he will judge
between the nations and will decide
concerning metiy people; and they
shall beat tb- ir words iuto plow
shares and their spears into pruning
hooks: nation shall not lift np sword
against nation, neither shall they learn
war any more. ' ' The sentiment of the
world has greatly changed with re
card to war. It is no longer the only
business in which a gentleman may
engage It is no longer the unques
tioned sport of Kings. It may be glor
ious or ignoble according as the pur
pose for which it is waged is good or
bad. It mu it be explained, justified.
Rusisa protests to the world that she
had no thought of war ; that she had
been tryiug to get out of Manchuria
but could not -.that the insolent foe bad
taken her unawares and driven her
into n contest for which she had no
liking. Japan on the other nand ex
plains that with her it was a question
of uational existence; that Russia with
the eight of a glacier and the strength
of a tiger was creeping down upon her:
that Manchuria was being crushed be
neath one cruel taw and Corea groan
ed beneath another, and it was not
the part of wisdom to wait for the
tiger to spring; that sudden and com
plete destrnction at the hand of the
powerful enemv were better than
years or centuries of insult, of oppres
niou, of dwindling power and fading
glory and consequent degeneracy.
physicial aud moral. But both have
found it necessary to represent to the
conscience of the world that they did
not rnn lichtly into war but that it
was the last resort."
"I say the sentiment has changed
since the old day, and it is still chang
ing. War is being recognized as not in
itself a good but an evil. Nations are
busy explaining that their armies and
armaments are in the interest of
pea-e and not of war. In the interest
of peace England Keeps a uavy twice
as i;r eat as any other nation ou enrth
and her vessels police the seas. Russia
hurries her million soldiers across two
continents that there may be peace on
earth, good will among men. Onr
own incomparable president advocates
an efficent navy so that when we
speak for peace in the councils of the
nations we may back up our argument
if need be with force, so that when
we ask for peace we may be in shape
to fight for it. The ' big stick'he main
tains, is to ba invoked iu the interest
of justice aud good will and for the
chastisement of the trouble-mater,
just as a father might be compelled
to buy his peaceloving son a pair of
brass knuckles and teach him boxing
lessons iu the interests of neighbor
" Th ancient seer saw truly. The
time is coming when nation shall not
lift up sword against nation, neither
shall they learu war any more; when
having no longer any use for them,
'hey shall beat their swnrdn
into plows shares ami their spears
iuto pruning hooks"
But that day is not yet. There are
signs of its dawning. The sun is be
neath the Horizon, but it may be a
lonz twilight it will not dawn un
til'out of Zion shall go forth the law,
and the word of .lebahvah from Jer
usalem'. It will not dawn until He
will judge between the nations and
decide concorning many peoples. That
is, the day of peace waits on the day
of justice. Righteousness must be
realized iu human character, in human
institution?, in human law before
there can be peace between nations
or any general converting of swords
iuto plow-shares or of spears into
pruuing-hooks. There cau be no
agreement between evil and good, no
permanent peace by winking at wrong
So long sis tho foot of the strong is on
the neck of the weak ; so long as the
hands of the cruel are red with the
blood of the helpless and innocent ; so
long as the depraved have power to
destroy manhood aud despoil woman
hood there can bo no peace that is
Dleasing to God or creditable to man.
If we shut our eves to crimes against
humanity and turn deaf ears to the cry
of the wronged, the suffering, the des
pairing then is onr peace not a virtue
but a vice. If wo rail evil good and
2lazr the crimes of the gr-at and pro-
i fit by the dfpoiling of tho defenseless
and fea: on ill c'-ttc-ii cain. fawiiine
upon the head of the plunderer, then
are weot heroes but cravens and de
serving the contemnt of all high mind
"We are glad to honor yon today,
soldiers of a victorious nation because
refusing to enjoy a selfish and in
glorious peace, yon have helped to
win for your country and for the world
a peace that will be permanent, be
cause founded upon the impregnable
rock of justice. You came with no
reluctant step to the help of the Lord
and your efforts have contributed to
bring forth the law ont of Zion and
the word of Jeohvah from Jerusalem.'
You have brought perceptibly nearer
the day when nation shaU not lift np
sword against nation, for you have
helped usher in the day of truth and
righteousness that must first come."
"Once again Jince beginainit the
preparation of this talk to you. I have
read the sad and humiliating and sick
ening story of tin causes which led
I up ro ne great civil straggle. I have
shuddered as I tho't hc.w near was tho
undoing of onr fair and beloved land.
A little more and our great United
nation had fallen inro many pieces.
petty, jealous, mutually suspicious,
discredited at homo and abroad. The
fetters were being forged that should
halt her progress for ever, the mill
stone of slavery was being banged
about her neck that should yet draw
her in the depths of the sea. "
"Again and again as I turned the
pages or history ir seemed ro me that
ine awxoi events 01 the sixties were
casting their shadows before. Would
not men see and heed0 There was
the low rumbling of the gathing storm
that shook and trembled, but
men laughed and swapped jokes and
listened to the song of the siren. But,
be not deceived : God is not mocked :
for whatsoever a man soweth that
shalil he aleo reap. And the same is
true of nations. The peoples that
have waxed great and made fat their
hearts and plundered and oppressed
and forgot justice and mercy are one
with Nineveh and Tyre.' The wages
of national sin. is national death."
"You to whom I am speaking know
more about my subject than I do, for
you lived in those precuant days.
You witnessed the increasing boldness
of the slave power and the weak, va
cillating, comprouuisine policy of the
political power. You witnessed the
strnggle and the failure to make Ne
braska and Kansas slave territory
Yon heard with amazement the decis
ion of the supreme court of the Unit
ed States in the DredScott case.declar
ing that a negro was not a man but a
thing with no mor rights before tho
law than a mule or a watch or a hand
saw thus with one stamp of its un
holy foot did that august body crush
nut the hope from six million hcarts
Yonr amazement was turned to indie
nation when the law compelled you
to become slavechasers, and many,
perhaps some of you, said in the spirit
if not in the language of tho early
heroes of the cross, ' We must obey
God rather than men ' lnsticctively
you telt that the law was lawless that
the law of the land violated the law
of mercy, the law of tho heart, the
law of humanity, the law of the uni
verse. Thns it came about that eood
men and true listened ton voice that
that we refuse to obey at our peril,
a voice of supreme anthority that vet
has neither armies nor navies to en
force its behests and their hand was
extended in pity to tL-e helpless.
Blessed are the merciful for they shall
obtain mercy. In 1 s.1 1 Schadrach was
taken from tbe custody of the marshal
and speeded on his way to Canada
and liberty. In lsl Anthcuv Burns
is arrested in libertyloving Bcs:.- ami
confined in the court honso and the
Rev. Thomas Weutworth Iliggiu.-cn,
6iuce famous io letters and arms, leads
a party of citizens in an unsuccessful
attempt to release him. The Uiiited
States Commissioner orders Bnrns to
be returned aud as au angry mob sur
ges about him on his way to the ves
sel, anothrr minister, Kev. Daniel
Foster, exclaims. 'Let u? pray1' and
instantly the vast multitude uncover
their heads and listen in devout si
lence while the slave is being hurried
back to his chains. Probably there
never was in all the history of man a
more untimely prayer.' Let us act.'
wonld have been more in keeping with
the needs of the moment. Then comes
the awful news of the sece'Mou of sta
tes.the breaking upof the ancient part
ership, the putting asunder cf whom
God had joined together, and staring
faces are blanched and men are under
the spell of some impending calamity.
The unsteady hand of Buchanan re
leases the helm ot state, but it i- im
mediately grasped and steadied by the
firm hand of one whom the country
has enshrined in its heart of hearts
and whom ic will always love to re
member as 'Honest Abe' There
13 no malice in that homely face 'but
there is no weakness there. Ho i warm
hearted and kindly, but he is cl?ar
seeing and resolute and prepared to
do the right as Gcd give- him to see
"Perhaps some of you -till remem
ber the thrill with which yon receiv
ed the news that old Glory had been
fired upon. If the news r secession
paralyzed the country, the news of
the firing upon Fort Sumpter electri
fied ir.Instuntly tho country.had imvie
up its mind. Compromise and vacil
lation were at an end. There were
no neutrals. Lincoln called tor I.i.COo
trora and von res-r-oudr d, ' We're com
ing, Father Abraham, three iium'rel
thousand strout Tnere camt; the
sad day of parting You felt the
warm tear of a fond mother en your
cheek as she bade hr boy goodbye,
struggling to be brave and not to add
to your distress. rVher bade you
fare well with a trembling hand and
a shaking but proud voice.aml secret
ly wishMi that he nail vigorous years
of his own to of f r to his country.
Younger brothers looked utnm you
with wistful envy, and sisters fell up
on your necks. But wives and sweet
hearts, ah! theirs was the saddest lot
of all. Theirs i the Lruvo page in the
history that has nevr been written,
the history of whi-pered prayers, of
midnight tears. (l fearful scanning of
the death list lest your name be there.
of looking and longing and hoping and
dreading and waiting, waiting. Honor
to them, for they gave up the dearest
they had and begrudged it not."
"I cannot follow you through your
weary marches. It is not necessary to
fight again the tattles that you fought
so well You did your work, fought
a brave and determined foe, righted
the nation's wrong, I aid the apalling
price of violated law, and a million
graves in the south attest tho magni-
of the debt, lour neaus aro
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whitening with the snows of many
wiuters. Yonr step has lost omo of
its elasticity and your blood some of its
tire sinco you answered the first
bugle call and the roll of the stirring
drum. Every year when vou gather
in these memorial services you aro re
minded that some of yonr nuniber
have been mustered out. They havo
gone to join the majority, a greater
The Memorial Day exercises yester
day wero carried cut aceoidirg to the
program as published before. 'J ho
opera houe was crowded to ovei Mow
ing for the indoor program of music,
addresses, declamaions, etc. Jndge
Angus Wagner delivered the address
for the firemen, and the other speak
ers were ns previonslyg announced.
In the parade were about 1M) men
in the following order - Columbus
band, fire department, G. A. R.. Sous
of Veterans. Spanish-American war
This year one more grave was added
to tho li.-t of those to bo decorated in
the cemeteries, and tho prc.eii'-o of
the Sous of Veterans iu the marching
column was another reminder that
the ranks of the Grand Army arc thin
ning year by year.
Tho Platto conuty Teacher's Insti
tute will convene in the High School
Building, Columbus, Nobraskn. June
12, li0." at SzUOa. m. and ccntinuo in
se-tdon one week.
A. E.Winship of Boston. Mass. will
bo hero the full week. Dr. Wiiisbip
is it member of the Massachusetts
Statu Board of Education; editor of
the ' Journal of Education ;" author
of several books ; has been president
of New England Editorial Associa
tion; of tho Educational Press Associ
ation of America; of the-American In
stitute of Instruction ; aud is active
in many public-spirited associations,
clubs and movements.
In securing the services of Dr.
Wmship Mr. Leavy is certainly for
tunate. C. F. ( larrct, City Supt. of tho Sac
City public school who has done much
institute work in Nebraska and Iowa
will also be here. Sup't. Manville
tay of him. "One of the very beat in
stitute instructors I ever knew. Ho
is au inspiration, and a power. Ho
leaves u strong impression, what he
teaches is carried into the schools and
bears fruit, he is business in fine up-to-date
Miss Anna Vander ook who has
been institute instructor iu thir
teen different counties iu Nebraska,
in eight of which she ha.- returned
to fill seccud and third engagements,
will have charge of the primary
All ptr.-ous who are to teach in
Platte county the ensuing year aro
expected to ba present. With this
excellent corps of instructors, teachers
caimDc afford to miss this institute
under any circumstance.-
The reception to teachers aud their
invited friends will be hold Monday
evening, June 12.
The examinations will by held in tho
High School ast-emly room Juno IU,
20 21, 22.
The averages ' r quired will bo tho
same as previous years.
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has a large stock of woolens for tho
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