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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY , AUGUST UK 188G. V )
HOW DAWES WAS ENDORSED.
The Terrible Bet Bwk the Governor Re
ceived Iti Ballno County ,
OTHER POLITICAL STIR.UPS.
The Advent of tlic Mlmottrl rnclllc to
lilncoln to lo Duly llonoroil
1'ropnrlnir-rof tlio Vnlr
Onpttnl Ctty Notes.
IFIIOM Tiir. imr. ' i.ijfcoi.x nrnnvf.1
A'pontlcmnn from the lionrl of Saline
rounty , who was tit the ststti' capital yes-
turtlay , tlntnlicit tlio particulars of the
governor' * lirst ulVort in his homo county
lo lmiUK\U'Uo ; and inllatu his Runatorlal
nsplnttlons. Tlr.it Dawns has hail a rat-
tlliiR nolsu in his lioiul Hint inlf/lil bo
called senatorial aspirations is too well
known to roannoiinco , nnd it was equally
well known that that "local pr'ulo" "homo
t'liudlilato" raokut would bo rung in his
own con.Htttnciiu.y to ( ivc lo tlio stale at
largo a dose of tlio homo popularity of
Dnwos. Listen to the story told by the
man from Salino. The Dmvcs forces
down in thnt county picked upon a pre
cinct that luul always looked with affec
tion upon the governor , and afler dark
Saturday night hist the caucus was called
In that precinct to meet upon Tuesday.
The call did not detail an hour for Iho
nicotine , and the obvious plan was , at
lilt ) merit convenient time on that day or
night , to gather the Uawcs followers in a
bunch , hold a snap caucus , and llii'iilolo-
urnph over the blato thu great popular *
ity of the governor In tlio opening caucus
in his homo county. Hut before this trap
could be sprung there was a llvuly hus
tling ; the commUteeman was made to
name an hour In the day ( or the primary ,
ami whou the hour came the governor
and 111 * bi'iiatorial boom were buried
under a vote of two to one against him.
This is the tale the getnal baline man
unfolded , and he used it as a preface to
the statement that if tlio yeomanry of Sa
line county as a whole are given the op
portunity the governor will find the
same kind of an overwhelming endorse
ment awaiting him from the comity cii-
KOUIt 1 > AYS AND Mr UTS
lias Congressman Weaver tarried at the
Btato capital , and a republican of no mean
prominence remarked , as tlui judge hied
himself toward the steam cars , "that if
Church llowo had tlio Lalica.su-r county
jiart of the earth that thorp was no fence
ixround it ut tlio present timo. " If any
have been led to think that Weaver has
boon in Lincoln for the major part of a
week , using the place as a sort of sum
mer resort , it would bo advisable
lo dissipate the idea at once.
The judge 1ms not boon "warm
blooded" enough to sit botorp the host-
lories and retail to surrounding guests
concerning the dead sure grip lie had on
the district anil how the district was
clamoring for him , but ho has "seen a
man , " several men in fact , and if the
judge is really the "cold blooded" indi
vidual that he is painted then indeed is
cold blood popular with the average
ward politician. However , "all things
in Lancaster , " remarked one who
knows , "must bu turned to Judge Cobb's
interest for the senate and the plaus of
the elements working in this channel
seem to lately liavo mid a little falling
out and it is announced now that
FIK1.I ) AN1 > WRItJIJT
both must take ix back seat in tlio state
senate mutter , that the boys have .begun
to tire of them year i ) : and year out lor
something , turn to that end It. E. Moore ,
of the Third ward , is talked of for state
solicitor anil talketl by men who evidently
mean business. Meanwhile , in tlio
Second ward , "Si" Alexander , ho
who was formerly secretary of
state , says that they propose
to send him to the legislature , and
tlio iiHi9lincemeiU ! of sucli n move will
cause Caluwi'll , tlio standing candidate
by divine inheritance from the machine ,
to look up matters all over again ami as
certain who it is that dares to sot up"a
now idol in the territory made sacred to
liim. "Tho idea , " remarked a Second
ward man , "that wo can't run Alexander
u wovimt \ to ! " Aud the remark was
made with an unction that gave lortli a
sound of activity In that ward.
OFF I'Olt NOItrOLK.
Yesterday Land Commissioner Scott ,
Attorney General Leosri and State Treas
urer Wi'llard departed for Norfolk on an
olliei.il visit of inspection of tlio now in
sane hospital in course of construction
tit that place. The ollioials will also take
occasion to combine a little pleasure with
their business , in the way ot a day's visit
to the soldiers' reunion in progress there ,
and which gives them an excellent op
portunity to meet with their constituency
from the northwest.
TO KBCEIVli TUB MISSODltr PACIFIC.
It has been suggested and it is under
stood that Acting Mayor lirock and
otlier citizens will urranga tv little recep
tion in honor of the Missouri I'acilic and
visiting ollicials upon the occasion ol
their visit to Lincoln on the 25th , when
the road is to bo formally turned over to
the company by the contractors , and bj
the company formally opened for tiatlic.
The occasion Is an era in the growth ol
the city , und the wish is expressed that
the action taken in this line be such as tc
point to with pride nnd satisfaction.
DOIKOS OF THU HTATK 1IOAUU.
Tlio board of managers ot the state
fair tiaye been holding n two days' ses
sion at tlio Capital hotel and have trans
acted the business that had accumulated
for action. There were present nt the
meeting President Harkor , of Silver
Crook ; Oinsmoro of Button , Molntyro ol
Seward , Nicodomus of Dodge , Grinnol
of Port Calhoun , Dunham of Omaha , Me
1'tirland mid Dnise of Lincoln , ami Secretary
rotary 1'urnas ' of Hrownevillo ,
The board of managers up
portioned the work of the fail
tor especial supervljion us follows
Classes 1 , 3 , 3 und 4 , .1 , U. Dinsinoro
classes G , 0 , 7 ami 8 , M. Dunham ; classef
I ) , 10 , 11 , 12 nnd 151 , K. E. N. ( ironnoll
classes 1-J , 15 , 10 , 17 and 18 , II. 11. Nice
demurs , The board also arranged.to holt
a business meeting on the grounds at tin
fair at 11 a. m. each day and buslnosi
mooting * at 8 p. m. daily at their elli
otHco ut the Capital hoti'l. Speelal dayi
* ' were agreed upon as follows ; Tuesday
Iho Mill , school day Wcdupsdny , tin
15th , soldiers' day ; Thursday , the 10th
Lincoln day ; Friday , .tho 17th , pioneei
day. Un account of the death of Prof
Jones , of Fremont , who was superintend
out of the educational class , Prof. T. U
Ilamlin , of the Fremont normal school
was appointed his successor. Arranga
monts have been made for railroad traoki
to run directly into the ground * , allowing
nil stoek und otlier exhibits to bo tin
loaded on the urouuds , Public and pri
vatu telephone lines were also contractei
for by the board. Among other arrange
menu made the froo-for-all pr.cing raci
was Increased from $ r > OU to $8i > 0 , tin
purse to bo divided into fou
moneys , 00 per cent for firs
twcnty-livo for second , tiftenn for thin
und ton for fourth. This is expected ti
bo ono of the great races at the fair am
to attract some very flirt * pacers in com
petition. The Sutton band having olTorei
their norvlccs for fair week , the soorotar
was instructed to close contract will
thorn , and among the new exhibits ar
rancod for Professor Htissell , state geologist
gist , will hnvo arranged the u/jrcs tnkot
from the salt well in cases that will illus
train the material of which Nebraska i
buildod down to : x depth ol some lwolv <
Tht > board prior to adjournment an
\olated delegates from among their nuui
bor to visit the fairs nt DCS Molnos , Chicago
cage , Bt. Paul and Omaha , nnd on their
visit to advertise the Nebraska state fair
as best thay might and secure special ex
hibits for the homo fair whenever they
could bo gained. The delegates were ;
To visit Omalia , K. J ? . GrinnoH. II. .
Nicodcmus } to visit Chicago , J. 1) . Me-
1'arland ; to visit DCS Molncs , J. 11. Dins-
more , M. Dunhnni ; to visit St. Paul , Ii ,
C. Judson. Others were appointed
to look to advertising the fair at tlio
( irnnd Island reunion and the firemen's
tournament at Fremont ,
TIII : MUST xr.w mrsixi :
lo como with the advent of the new rail
road to Lincoln is the Pomeroy Coal
company , whose ngcnt , Mr. J. H. Lcmist ,
is now in Lincoln superintending the
construction of building , sheds and
tracks for the immense business this
coin pan y expects to inaugurate in Lin
coln. The Br.K representative mot Mr.
Lcmist nt thn Capital hotel and that gen
tleman stated that the tir.st loaded train
to come over the now road would bo n .
solid coal train of some twonty-livo cars ,
which is now on route for its destination.
This special train will DO appropriately
decked out decorated on Its line of travel ,
nnd Mr. Lemi.st says will reach Lincoln
to-day. If arrangements can bo made ho
will arrange to auvortiso its arrival ex
tensively , and advertise in that way the
opening of business for the now linn.
The Pomcroy Coal company , with head
quarters nt Atchlson , handle tlui Rich
Hill , Lexington , Cherokee and the cele
brated McAllister coal , the latter of which
is mined in thu Indian territory.
Anthracite coal will also bo handled
and wooil ns well , while arrange
ments are being made by which the same
company will handle stone aud lime from
the quarries and kilns at Weeping \Vator.
The company's main coal building , now
completed at their yards hero is ! JOO toot
in length , which , with other buildings ,
will allow them ample scope to handle
a heavy wholesale as well .as retail trade.
The prayer iroos up from Lincoln hearthstones -
stones that the advent of this company in
Lincoln may bo the means of Knocking
the former prices and fuel monopoly in
KVKXTS IX RKXEK.M , .
lirad P. Cook , ono of the force In the
land commissioner's olllco aud a Grand
i\rmy comrade of wide acquaintance in
tlio state , is lying at his homo in this city
a very sick man , and his condition is re-
) orte"d as critical.
P. W. Wllcox , who has been stopping
in Lincoln the past two wonks , departed
ycslerday for Norfolk where ho addresses
the soldiers' reunion. "Mr. Wilcox will
give them n grand speech , " remarked a
member of the loyal legion as ho saw
the Mondota carpenter in the act of de
Dennis Dougherty , a workman on the
Missouri Pacific train , was severely in
jured night before last , and yesterday
was taken to the company hospital at So-
dalia. Dougherty was standing with
other workmen on a car. and as the train
crossed Sixteenth street a low wire struck
the men and Dougherty was knocked
back on another car dislocating his
shoulder and otherwise bruising him.
The lucky part of the accident was in
that ho was not knocked down between
the cars , and in that way been rim over
In police court yesterday J. ,7. Smithn
vagrant , was sent up for non-pavmontof
n line of ! ? 10. Pat Kinnov was lined $10
for boins ; drunk , and William Heck ,
Charles Lousthorp , John Doliu , and a
man from Waverly who urank under the
niuno of lohn Dee wcro all lined for
cases of plain drunkenness , all but one
The party charged with an attempt to
commit rape had not'dccu captured up to
yesterday , and it isthe general imures-
sion that ho has llown the country to es
cape the law.
Mrs. 11. W. Johnson-the , bettor half of
the number one clerk at tlio Capital hotel ,
loft for a visit with Chicago friends yes
terday , Mr. Johnson accompanying his
wife as far as Council Ulufls.
J. II. Threw , secretary of the Lincoln
base ball association , has returned from
n meeting of the Western league atLeav-
onworlh , at which meeting ho was elected
ono of tlio three directors of that organi
Congressman Weaver , after a four
days' visit at the state capital , stringing
barbed wire among local politicians , departed -
parted homeward yesterday.
S. II. Calhouu , of Nebraska City , who
is patiently watching and waiting for
Judge Post's shoos , was interviewing
democrats in Lincoln yesterday.
D. M. T-miblin , of Akrou , Colo. , a
former Nebraskau , was at Lincoln yes
terday on matters of business.
Maier Davis , of Sownrd ; John P. Maul ,
Fairmont ; H , 'J. Day , Grafton ; J. T.
AHon , Fremont : Charles Easton , A. L.
Wiggins , Omaha ; John L. Marshall ,
I'awnco City : W. Presson , Greenwood ;
L. D. Hcingler , St. Edwards ; 13. C. Cor-
butt , Crcsco , were Ncbraskans nt Lin
How They AVork It.
Pittsburg Dispatch : "People gel off a
great many very ancient jokes about the
big diamonds worn by hotel clerks , " re
marked a salesman at the Hotel Antler-
son last night , "nnd ns a result most per
sons have gotten the idea in their heads
that those same diamonds are nothing
but big chunks of paste. "
"Do you wisli the great rending public
lo infer thai they are anything else ? "
"I do , just that. Most of thu diamonds
worn by hotel clerks are genuine. Only
last week , while I was at Atlantic City , I
saw a hotel clerk from whoso breast ono
of thn largest and purest diamonds I over
saw glittered. But of course ho didn't
pay for it , and to tell thu truth it didu't
bpfong to him.1'
"it didn't belong to him. "
"No , my dear boy , it didn't. Ho was
wearing it for nn advertisement. A great
many jewelry linns advertise their goods
in Just that way. Almost any watering
place you may # o to you will sec the
hotel clerks blazing with diamonds that
will mnko your cyos bulge out. It's a
gooddodgo for the jeweler nnd it pleases
the olerk.1 '
"Hut how is the Jeweler benefited ? "
"Well , It don't cost anything to lot a
clerk wear a diamond n few months , and
during that time rich visitors are sure to
inquire about thu stone , ask where it was
purchased , and so on. The clerk ol
course tolls what house it came from ,
recommends Iho visilor lo go thoro. ami
oflon gives him a card of introduction to
the proprietor scoV"
That Torriuio Drain
Which scrofula has upon the system mnsl
bo arrested , and the blood must bo purl-
lied , or serious consequences will unsun ,
For purifying and vitalizing effects ,
Hood's Sarsaparilla has boon found su
perior to uny other preparation. It o.v
pnls iwory trace of impurity from the
blood , and bestows now life nnd vigoi
upon every function of the body , en
abling U to imtirolyoycrcomo dlscaso ,
Dou-KlKnts in Dakota.
Kstollino Hell : A boy about 10 year ;
of ago was rushing along the streets of i
Dakota town ns fast as ho could rut
when liu happened to meet his father.
"Hero , hold on ! " cried tlio parent
grasping him by the nrra , "You'll make
yourself sick running so on such a ho
day. Comn on homo to dinner. "
"L-l-oggo o' mo , dad , " panted tin
half exhausted boy , "lliero's a bully dog
light down hero r.ud I wantor g <
"Dog-light ! " exclaimed the father
getting cxoltod , "Grr.at Scott I what un
you standing hero for ? Go on quicker 'i
lightning and show mo where it is I" am :
the boy dashed away making frantic
nllbrts to keep from getting stopped 01
by his parent tearing wildly behind.
Familiar in our mouths as hotiEohuk
words : St. Jacobs Ollj , Itcd Star Cougl
JOHNSON'S ' BLOODY MOON ,
The Political Luna Thereabouts Beapattcrad
With Faction Goro-
CANDIDATES THICK AND UGLY
Senatorial Aspirant ? nnd Wuuld-bo
llnprcsciitattvca li ttic Kleld
The Van Wjrclc Unite Tlio
Fight at Sterling.
Pnct'MSEH , Nob. , August 10. [ Corres
pondence of tlio Br.K. ] There is n full
political moon down in tlieso parts all
covered with blood. Johnson has al
ways been an unfortunate county , polit
ically spunking , having never received
anything worth receiving. It is true that
Hon. C. A. Holmes was regent of the
state university two or three terms , but
other than that , Johnson has always been
slighted. The county has been as rich
in candidates , all the time , however , as
Church llowo in promises. Judges , con
gressmen and governors have developed
hero on short notice , hummed their little
hum , disappeared nnd wcro forgotten.
1'actlonnl lights have oven hurt tlio
town's property. From a
of live or six hundred , a few years ago ,
misunderstandings and quarrels have re
duced tlio majority to such a small figure
that the democrats tibout half the tiin'o
elect their man. Last fait I ) . 11. Bush
was beaten for treasurer by Ocorgo
( lUtavorn , a democrat , and for no other
reason than that factional strife and
pottj' jealousies interfered. And the
struggle for supremacy still goes on.
This year a wrangle that oven amazes the
"oldest inhabitant" is on. with no assur
ance where it will stop or what the out
come Will bo.DEW
DEW AXI > HOIiMHS
will contest their political strength be
fore tlio convention as candidates for the
state senate from the senatorial district
composed of Johnson and Pawnee coun
ties. Tins stramro and almost unholy
alliance with certain politicians is the
outcome ot personal animosity between
professed "leaders. " Tlio
DAVIDSON AND A1TI.EGCT
factions have long been regarded as the
two "pawns" striving lor success and
demanding recognition. J. S. Lo\y ) has
always been allied with the Davidson
faction. This year tlio Applcget faction
takes "Jake" as its standard bearer , hop
ing thereby to bo successful in the skir
mish and with the same stone weaken
the other side. After hearing Van
Wyck's explanation , yesterday , on thu
Union Pacific bill , Mr. Dow informed
mo that ho was now satisfied with
Van Wyck's course , and told me that ho
was for him the second term. Mr.
Dow was in the house six years ago and
on tlio last ballot voted for Van Wyek.
The issue in this county will unquestion
ably bo Van Wvck or antiVanVyck ,
and as Air. Holmes is quoted as being
bitterly opposed to tlio senior senator ,
fur will lly from and in all directions.
Mr. Holmes has tacked onto his plat
form tlio two hobbies : Woman siifTrago
and prohibition. In his views on these
two questions , no man can doubt his sin
cerity , but to be popular it is necessary
to lay aside such things. However , both
men Imvo many strong friends , and I
predict the contest will be close and
is on at Sterling , tins county. L. A. Var-
nerandW. M. llothell will contest for
legislative laurels. Mr. Varuor repre
sented Johnson county two years ago in
the house A new paper has been started
in Sterling lor the designed purpose of
booming one or the other of these candi-
didates , and the Press there will whoop
it up for the other. This will make bad !
blood , and the democrats are keeping
their weather eyes turned that way , ami
have a halt-living nope-thai they cau
build successfully on the ruin this strug
gle will cause. Another sad collision
happening on the republican track is
that of Henry and Osgood. Mr. Osgood
is the present prosecuting attorney. That
olllco having been abolished , ho aspires to
the position of county attorney. On the
.sometimes regarded rule of "two-term"
theorists , Osgood's many friends demand
that ho shall have the ollicc. On the
other hand , Henry wants it , and says he
thinks he is qualified ; and the difference
in their claims is the seconU term gen
Whether other places have furnished
Van Wyck largo audiences I do not
know , but Monday afternoon when the
general spoke hero fully six hundred people
ple assembled in tiie court bouse squnro ,
where they listened to the auoech with
great interest. Hon. S. P. Davidson in
troduced the senator. Thorn wcro more
Van Wyok men afler the speech than
there had been before. The general's '
explanation of thu kind of u republican
he was ; his position on corporation and
other important measures , left his ene
mies , the imagined politicians , with noth
ing to say. It was ; v grand demonstra
A heavy rain fell last night which
soaked the ground thoroughly. The
last rain was accompanied by a heavy
wind which blew the corn down badly.
Still they talk railroad. It's a .surety
this time the one east of us.
P. IL. Flower is at homo from a ; font
weeks' ramble through Now York and
A foot race took place on thu fail
grounds between K. F. Comer and Harry
lluud , where it Is said $ .10 changed hands. .
Comer was victorious.
Miss Ahbio Heardloy returned" recently
from a four weeks' visit in Canada.
Mayor Fleming was in Cnster county
last week , looking after his real estate
W. E. Heed will soon start for Dart
mouth college , where ho will enter the
freshman class ,
II. T. Clark was In ( own Saturday
looking after his political fences.
II. G , Patten received the nomlnatlor
for the legislature and S. 1) . Fitohio foi
state senator on the prohibition ticket.
Senator C. Van Wyok will address tin
people of Ciisa and adjoining counties a
Our fair , whlnh opens September 21s
nnd continues four days , will bo one o
thn finest yet hold. Tlio premiums an
many undlavishly distributed ; the spcei
programme better than over before , am
in fact it will bo the peer of all fairs ii
this section this season.
The director of the Houlan museum , o
Cairo , Kgypt , lias just discovered i
mummy of extraordinary valno. It i
that of llamescs III. Although fort'
centuries hnvo passed over this dead bodj
thu face is in an excellent state of pros
crvation. It is that of an intelligent nnt
reflnud man , but tlio expression of powo
nnd will is ICES pronounced. Thu incut )
ii very largo and the teeth are all ii
good order. The royal corpsu will bi
renovated and sot in good order ; it wil
then bo exposed in the Houhui museum
where everybody can look and wonder
The circulation of the blood quick
cued and enriched bears lilo and energy
orgy to every portion of the body , uppo
tite returns , the hour of rest brings will
i t sound rcposo. This can bo secured bj
using Dr. J II McLean's Liver and Kid
ney llaliu. $1.00 per bottle.
A JtOUTE : FOU A
Pointers For tlio , Kiiorcetle nml
Prospective Builders or ttio
O in aim Northern.
Mtxrot'A , Holt County , Neb. , August
17. In looking'ovqr the lUi : ; of the -1th
hist. , I saw an .item that the Union
Pacific surveyors are claiming the
country In the vicinity of Nellgh. Uclng
a little interested in where they are cal
culating to set f heir stakes , 1 would like
to suggest that they look over the route
from Neligh northwest through the
northern uurt of Knox , Holt and Drown
counties. The White river has been
boomed to death. This county is just
what the settlers have made it , and our
crops arc as good on an average as any ,
and better than in a great many new
: ouiitic.s in the stale. Relieving that
muha is now but western Chicago for
all kinds ot produce , 1 think Omalia could
iot make a better move for her own ad
vancement than to build a line of
road northwest , between thu Elkliorn
. 'ailway ' and the .Niobrata river , lly so
doing Omaha would receive all tljo sur
plus of this country , whore to-day she
receives comparatively nothing. As wo
have but one road , and that the Klktiorn
Valley , owned and operated by the Chicago
cage it Northwestern company , their
rates are so that It is cheaper for us to
ship to Chicago on their line than to
transfer by other lines. The day is not
far distant when the big Sioux reserva
tion will bo opened up for settlement ,
and you would then be the llrst in the
iicld to tap that country , which cannot
bo surpassed by any state in farming and
In regard to politics , the Hon. C. II.
Van Wyck must surely havenclean walk
away , as every one here says that ho
should bo returned. It is seldom that
we lind a man that has stability enough
to stand Independent for what he consid
ers right , regardless of parly atliliations.
J. M. M.
I to.id Grabbers in Western Nebraska.
Kr.vrit COUXTV , Neb. , August 1C.
[ To the Kditor of tlio UIE : : Tlio fences
illegally inclosing the public domain ,
about which so much fuss was made last
year , were at most a temporary evil , as
the own ward march of settlers was sure ,
sooner or later , to cause their removal ,
but there is a worse form of illegal fenc
ing practised exclusively in some of the
western counties along the Platte river.
Worse , because the fences and incon
venience will , unless something is done ,
last forever. The fences to which 1 re
fer are those oroctcd across tlie old high
roads on both banks of the Platto. The
valley of the Plattc is a great natural
thoroughfare , and has been so used from
time immemorial. The Indians had their
trails along the river banks , the old
French traders nearly sixty years ago
traveled back and forth along the Plattc ,
the -IDs , the Mormons , the Pike's Peak
miners , the government troops and
supply trains luj the different forts , the
government mail , the pony express , all
passed over these roads which were thus
years ago dedicated to public use and
have been opcnfed over since. The roads
existed before the government surveys
were made andon , the government plats
the roads are clearly ] located and indi
At many points along the Platte , the
blulVs approaclrvdry near to the water ,
leaving but a nSirrcJw passage between ,
partly occupied by the Union Pacific
road. At ether places the valley is
broken by marshes , lagoons , sand
patches , ravines , so that the old histori
cal road is not only the oldest but the
best possible roaij , and of all the roads in
the state the most" important , as other
roads are local , while this is a local and
national , it is a through road , and along
it each year thousands of Home seekers ,
with their prairie schooners , pass and re-
pass on their way , not only to the west
ern portion of Nebraska but bound for
Wyoming , the Hlaok Hills and far dist
ant Oregon , Idaho and California.
It was largely owing to the Platte trail
that the central portion of Robraslcalias
boon so rapidly settled and im
proved oven to the Wyoming
boundary. What is the condition of the
Platte trail to-day , liccent purchasers
of the Union i'acilic railroad land , recent
settlers on government land , withas yet ,
no title , ignoring alike the government
dedication of the roads in its surveys ,
ignoring the publics' prescriptive rights
acauired a generation ago , liavo erected
villainous barbed wire fences across these
roads , forcing the traveler to the right
and loft , over blurt's and into mud and
sand holes , where no good road can over
The Platte river does not run accord
ing to section lines and the attempt to
force the roads into them will iuere.'iso
the distance nearly 150 per cent and in
crease the dillicnlfy to travel 150 per cent
I would like to know whether it is the
duty of the respective-counties of the state
or of the United States to order the removal -
moval of those fences , or is it the duty of
the poor traveler to cut the fences and
run the risk of being shot for his temerity.
II. EMEIISOX , Keith uounty , Nob.
Two $6oooo , LO rs.
Put Up Against $ IO in a Denver
Game of i'okor.
Field and Farm : Tim wonderful ad
vance in values of Denver property of-
times staggers belief. It was but a few
years since the corner of Curtis and Six
teenth streets , the four lots recently sold
by Mr. Tabor for fclO.'i.OOO . , wont bogging
for f 300. Thou again thosu two lots at
the south end of the union depot , that
had long been in controversy for title
nnd woru finally bought in by the Union
Depot syndicate for $50,000 , wore won at
a game of poker a few years ago when
that part of tlio city was a howling
wilderness. Wo would all have boon rich
if wo had only known how things were
coming out. This mutter of fortune in the
now west has all turned upon
the pivot of front and hind
sights. Too many of us have an
abundance of th6 littler while wo have
been wanting Jn Iho former. Wo remember -
member ono uvvniiii in I860 , of seeing
thu title to thorfo rit'ty thousand dolhu
lots at the onU of thn depot put up at n
gaming table , us : igalnst a ton dollar
note. Ono Mark Ainsben , n jmintor by
profession , aml gnmbler by inclination
sat in a game o pokur with ouii Habcock
a gay gambler and they sweat am
stole cards and played for those lots nn
til they full to tlui owcrship of thu paint
er. Ho thought so littlu of them that ho
never put them on , Record , but wont off to
the wars and didiL iThcn came a Dutch
man , Schwonkoj/n.rul / > settled upon them
and 11 ml in ppuguablo possession 01
thorn for twenty-one years , and until the
Union depot syndicate needed them
when they wuru compelled to pay Inn
$50,000 for tlio title ho had acquired by
the limitation of the law , During tlieso
ono nnd twenty years no ono with a
bettor title than Schwunko had , said to
him ; "Doltchcr , you get up and get ofl
hero , " therefore under the common law
of the land this was peaceable possession
and thu property was his. Hu is ono o
our nabobs to-day.
The death rate among postmasters
throughout the United States seems to
have been over forty-two per cun
greater during the first your of the demo
cratlo ndministrution than it was during
the last year of the republican narty
This remarkable increase , from 413 to
G87 , would indicate that many republi
can postmasters woru so attached to thou
oillces that.thej preferred to iUo rather
than live In continual anticipation of a
KEBRASM'S ' GRAND ARMY.
The Eighth Annual Reunion to be Held at
Grnnd Island. .
\HRIIM .TO to September Inclusive
An Interesting Programme oT
The following is the prog.'ammo of the
laily exorcises at the Grand Island state
cunion of the soldiers and sailors of No-
iraskn , to bo hold ut Grand Island , Nob. ,
commencing on Monday , August ! W , and
ending Saturday. September 4 , 180 :
0 n. in. Guard mount by United States
Reception of tlio various posts of the
Grand Army of the Republic and visiting
lelogations assignment of quarters ,
U p. in. Involutions by United States
0 p. in. Dress parade by same.
7 p. in. Turning over of camp bv re
union committee to camp commander
speeches of welcome nnd replies.
8 p. in. Grand camp tire in pavilion
[ > y members of the Grand Army of tlio
TttllSDAY , AUO ; ST ! U.
t ) a. m. Guard mount by United States
10 a m. Call of states and nssembly
of comrades at various state headquar
10W : ! a , m. Artillery drill of Leavon-
worth , Blue Springs and Sidney bat
3 p. m. Evolutions by United Status
-1 p. in. Attack on Fort Sumter.
5. p. in. Dress parade by United States
regular troops aim members of the Grand
Army of the Republic.
8 p. in. Complete representation of
the final hours in the United States sen
ate in 1801 , at llio time of secession , anil
reading of President Lincoln's procla
mation calling for 75,000 volunteers ,
closing with grand camp lire in the pa
vilion , all comrades participating.
WKDXKSDAY , SK.ITKMHKK 1.
0 a. m. Guard mount by United States
10 a. m. Assembly of volunteers with
squad company regimental and com
petitive drill , by the posts of the Grand
Army of the republic.
1 p. in. Assembly of comrades and all
ox-soldiers by states.
3 p. m. Drill by United Stales , regular
troops and volunteers.
U p. in. Battle of Helmonl. Grant's
first battle in the Mississippi vallov in
which the United States A. "Tyler"
lakes part and saves tlio general from be
ing captured ,
4. p. m. Grand naval scene Knglish
Cutler attempting to run the blockade
nnd capture by blockading squadron.
0 p. in. Druss parade by United States
regular infantry , and cntiro camp , in-
eluding all members of the Grand Army
of the Republic and all old soldiers , and
review by commanding officers.
8p.m. Grand camp lire in the pa
TIH'USDAY , SK1TE3UIEIJ 2.
0 a. m Guard mount by United Stales
10 a. m. Grand parade m divisions by
states by entire camp of comrades of
the Grand Army of the Republic.
U p. m Assembly of comrades of the
Grand Army of the Republic and all ox-
soldiers by states ,
4 p. m. Grand parade by the "Mulli
gan" guards and Sherman's "bummers"
returning from a foraging expedition.
5 p. m. Dress parade by the United
States regular troops.
7 p. m. Grand naval scene. Fight be
tween the Congress and Mcrrimac , in
cluding the burning and explosion of
the United States frigate Cougtcss a
Jine naval scene.
9 p. m. Grand camp lire in pavilion.
FRIDAY , SE1TKMWEK 3.
8:30 : a. ni. Guard mount by United
9 a. iii. Grand band contest with pre
mium to successful band.
11 a. m. Assembly ol comrades by
states and the election of their ollicers.
2 p. m. Grand complete representation
of the great battle of Five Forks and the
surrender of the comfederate forces in
which the entire force of United States
regular troops , and all the old soldiers
and members of the Grand Army of the
Republic will participate , including
L avcnwortli , 131uo Springs nnd Sidney
A line scene.
5 p. ui. Dress parade by United States
regular troops , and members of the
Grand Army of the Republic.
7 p. m. Great naval scone , engage
ment between tlioMouitorand.Jlerrimio. :
lu. m. Grand camp fire in the pa-
SATURDAY , SlUTEMIIKK 4.
9 a. m. Guard mount by United Stales
Homo , Sweet Homo and Auld Lang
Syne l v the bands.
Final hand-shaking and muster out.
Recruiting ofliccs will bo open on the
grounds on and after Tuesday , Septem
The comrades of the Grand Army of
the. Republic will heartily wqIcomn all
old brothors-m-arms and their friends ,
whether thny aru members of the Grand
Army of the Republic or not.
Programme in detail will bo published
[ before opening day. ana furnisiied to all
visitors as they arrive.
His "Danily" Job.
Chicago Herald : ' ! ! have boon In tlio
railroad business all my life , " said a
man riding on an Illinois Central train
tic. ) other day , "and you can just bet
your pile that I have had thcso soulless
corporations duud to rights moru than
"What road ? "
"Well , pretty much all of them. I
don't stay long in a place , but it gen
erally pays while I do hang on.
It was a dandy job I had up in Wiscon
sin lately , 'llioy sent mo tin to taku
chnrgu of a small junction station where
there was considerable travel. The
town didn't amount to much , but the
ticket sales aggregated quite a neat sum.
A day or two after taking charge the mornIng -
Ing tram stopped foronlurs , and the con
ductor caniulnto tlio ofllco and looked
mo' over , as I thought , rather sharply.
Hut ho seemed to bu satisfied , and pres
ently said :
"Look hero , partner , I guess you nrn
the right sort , so lot mo aaviso you to sell
just as few tiokuts as possible. "
"Of course I was on to the racket , and
said that would bu all right , and you
bettor boliuyo wo worked tlio scheme for
all it was worth. Uelng part of my duly
to got the mall bag from the postotllco
before the arrival of the mail train , I
made it a point to bo away from the olhco
just at the time when people would
naturally wish to buy tickets. Timing
myself so as to reach thn depot just about
the moment that the train drew up at thu
platform , thn passengers had no time to
buy tickets , and had to pay on the train.
Tliu conductor was a square follow and
divided up honosMiko , but presently
complaints began to come In from licaa
quarters. "Why had the sale * falion elf ,
and why the complaints that the oilier
was never open' " I coolied up os good
an excuse as possible , but a few days
Inter another letter c.imo inviting mo to
take a walk , and I was gentleman enough
to accept the invitation without makin
any fuss , but I brought away about $ )00 )
per month for my trouble.
"Van Huron street I" cried the brakeman -
man , and thu miserable thief who hid :
thus confessed his own infamy left the
onr with thh solf-saUsflcit nlr of onn con
scious of having acted his part in a high
ly creditable manner.
A HEALTHY GROWTH.
Show ( UK tlown liittlo Story May In
crease In the liapso of Years.
A number of years asro , llm Mo Hrynr ,
who now lives near Kslcllino , resided in
northern Missouri , says the Estelllne
Hull. Ono day ho crossed Coon crook at
an old ford and when lu arrived t town
told the story as follows-
"I give ther now bridge thor shak tor
day and come in by Lon Chapman's old
"Was the water very deep ? "
"It was only about u couple of foot. "
A year later he was talking with a lot
of friends , when some one referred to
the creek and McHryar said :
"Yes , I calo'lato ther water was pertly
mld'ln high in Coon creek last spring.
Forgot thor time 1 wnz in a hurry and
cut across at the old ford. "
" 'Iho water was pretty high , wasn't
"You bet it wore. It come right up tor
ther wagon box and my off horse had ter
swim a little but 1 made it nil right. "
Sonic llvo years after ho was ono day
sitting in front of a grocery store and
told the .story like this :
"You know that spring of ' 88 , when
ther water were t > o blame' high over in
Coon creek V"
"It just bil'd , you remember. Well ,
sir , the day ther brulgo went out i came
to town and crossed whovo ther want no
ford , neither. "
"Wasn't it dangerous ? "
"Well , I should just reckon it wuz ! I
don't know how deep the water might o'
lioi'ii , but there want no bottom. The
oldsor'l and bay had ter swim'bout a
liundred yards. I stood right up in ther
wagon and then 1 got pertty wot. 1 don't
want any more such speriences. "
Some years alter old Jim moved to
Dakota. Ho had been here but a short
time when one day he got n i-rowd around
him on the street corner in Kstolllno , and
"Gcn'lomcn , I thought one of yerspoko
of Inch water in ther Hig SiouxY Yes , I
lowed I heerd it. Well , now , I'll loll
yer yer don't know nothing 'bout high
water np'n this country. I had a little
sporicnee with water down in Missouri
tnat was 'bout all 1 wanted. "
"How was it ? "
"W'y. it wus Iho spring of ' 02. after
the hard winter , and 1 crossed the Grand
river after or doctor. The bridge was all
gone and houses wus floating down like
steamboats. I hail a fine team o' bosses
and 1 had lor get ncrost , so I just drove
right in and made 'em swim. It were
on half a mile and it were rafnin * and
the waves were a rollin' , but I just stood
up'n the wagon and swung the whip.and
got aerostat last. "
Ono day this week Jim came into tlio
Bell ollicu and said :
"Young man , I reckon you never had
no spcricnco with high water ? "
"Not very much. "
" 1 'lowed you hadn't. Well , I have.
I swam a four-boss team and a stage full
of pas'ngors 'crosl the Missouri river
" that fact "
"Is a ?
"You bet it are. You see , I was drivin'
a stage in the spring of ' 37 , after the deep
snow , and there como up a big storm ,
jjiid 1 didn't get to tlio river till after
dark , but I was bound to cross. The river
was foaming and Icapin' and the waves
was was runnin' high and it was full of
logs and ice and thu houses and men and
cattle that it'd washed away , but I just
says to my pas'ngers1 'Ladies and gen'le-
men , wo crosses fieri' and I drove in. It
were two miles to the other shore and
dark as the inside of a cow and the rain
and hail was pouring down and the litiht-
nin'strikin * all orround us but I stood up
and whooped a conplo _ o' times and in
we wont. I toll yon it wcro a powerful
bad place ter bo and thn pas'ngors were
mighty skoerud but I just kop * whoopiu
and goin" through. Hadn't gone fur
when one hess was struck by lightnin'
and lloalin' trees and buildin's and cakes
o' ice and cattle and incrxrusliin' erround
us and riiakm' the cn scdcst noise yon
ever hcerd. I kop' whoopin * and larupin'
the bosses , but every little while ono of
* om would get struck by lightnin' . The
current tookns down 'boutfour mile , but
the horses kcp' or swimmin' and I kop1
or whonpln * and at last we got over. It
wcro tough now 1 toll you , young man ,
and since then it just makes me sick to
hear some of these fullers , that tiovur
see nothhi' blsrgor 'u a trout stream , talk
'bout high water. "
Kirk's Gorman i'llo Ointment.
Sure euro for blind , bleedlntr , anil Itchlntr
Pilus. Oiiu box luis cured thu worst cases ot
ten years standing. Xo one need sutler ton
minutes after using this wonderful Kirk's '
German 1'ilo Ointment It absorbs tumors ,
allays the Itching at once , acts as a poultice ,
gives instand relief. Kirk's ( jornuin Pllo
Ointment is prepared only for 1'ilos and
Itclilnirof thu private parts , and nothing clso.
Every box is warranted by our agents. Sold
by tlrutmlsts ; sent by wall on receiptof prlco ,
60c ucr box.
DR. 0. 0. 1JENTON. Pnor ,
Cleveland , O.
Sold C. if. Gnoodmsn nnd Kuhn & Co. ,
ISlh and Uouvlu.1 IStb and CumlnK
A few days ago a noble carl , an apt
pupil of a professor ot boxing , had been
dining freely atone of the clubs , and as
he passed along the Strand , London , in
evening dress , ho canio Into collision
witii a notud rough , Stimulated ; no
doubt , by the bottle or two of port bo had
imbibed , his lordship knocked the pride
of Drur.y Lanu down OHO time after the
other like niuo-pinst calmly asking for
ono aud all to como on.
A scientist , discoursing on snakes , said :
" 1 am told that out in Kansas thuru are
snakes that catch bold of the legs of land
turtles , or 'torties , ' as they call thorn
huro. A smako will swallow tire hind
leg of the 'tortlo , ' and , of course , cannot
swallow any more. Then the 'tortlo' '
goes tramping about with the snake at
tached to Ida leg , and using the snuko
pretty roughly. Tlio snake cannot let
go , for its teeth , which arc turned backer
or inward , aru locked fast. U keeps its
hold until the leg becomes so decomposed
that It drops oil * . That fact accounts for
the great number of lame 'tortlcs' found
in that country. "
MOST PERFECT MADE
Prepdra-l with strict rcttard m Ihjrlty. Ptrcnt-th nnd
llcnlttifalnou. lit. IV ico' lUJtlii ' I'uwdtr ociilulan
BO Amtoonlu , Mmoor Alum. .Dr. rflco' KJtlructi
Vanilla , Ix'iuon.oraoiif , etc. , tlator tlcllcluutlr.
ffilC HAWtH fOWOCR CO , , Cltlctjn ami St. taule.
O.NK Olt SIOIII ! \\llill.KHAI.F.
I 1'AY nit rii > ro a rLngti to all polnlrtilila U < K )
I , ( a - < ; . ! rtit-r * t vut \ i roro fifiut ta ct-ut
L , Q , SPEHCER'S TOY FSCTQRY ,
221 W. MADISON ST. . CHICAGO ,
I'avents are very often worried nbout
n chllil thnt show * signs of drooping nml
loss of appctitn niul no desire to join In
tlio sports of their playmates. It 19
hardly serious enough to require a phy
sician , but It is plnlu thnt tlio child
nrods something. It Is not prudent to
force into tlio young and undeveloped
systems strong nml nnusooits drugs , but
n iiicdioino tlint will aid , invigorate , enliven -
liven and thoroughly cleanse tlio system
by gentle means is what is dt-slred ,
Simmons Liver Uegulator is n medicine
of this kind , Tlio child will not rebel
against Inking H , because It is not un
pleasant to tlio taste ; It docs not compel
thnm to remain indoors , and it does not
injure or weaken tlio system , It can
safely lie administered to the youngest
" 1 hnvo used Simmons Liver Regula
tor in my tamily for oiiiht or ten yenra
nnd found it the best family medteino i
overused for tiny thing that may happen.
Ovid Ct. Sparks , Kx .Mayor of Macon ,
Thn unlr perfect substitute for Mother' !
milk. Invnlunbio in cholera Infnntum
nprt Toothlnu. A prr-dluontiHl food for Dys
peptics , Consumptives , Convnascents. (
1-erfoct nutrlont In nil WnstlnC Dlaoneos.
Krqulrnn no cooking. Our nook , The Cure
nnd Foodlnc of tnfnntn , mailed free.
QOOUALD It CO. , lloaton. WttB *
Cure without modi-
A POSITIVE clno. I'nloiitoA Octo
ber I" , 187IX
Ono box will euro
the most olulnn o In fourdnrn
No nnusooimlcHo * of cubolis , copaiba 1 of
Ntnilnlivooil thnt nra certain to proiluoo dj-spon-
fln by divtrorliiii the 1'ivitltiif of the stomneli ,
I'rlco l.50. Solil tiy nil ilruirnlsU or itmllml on
receipt of prlco. For further jitulloitlnM sent
forclrculnr. V. a Box 1711. *
3T. C. CO. ,
Nebraska National Bank
OMAHA , NEBRASKA.
Paid up Capital . $200,000
Surplus . 30,000
II. W. Yates , President.
A. E. Tou/alln. v'ieo President.
W. It. S. Hughes , Cashier.
W. V. Morse , John S. Collins ,
II. W.Yatcs , Lewis S. Rood.
A. E. Toii/.nlln.
BANKING OFJ7ICE :
THE IRON BANK ,
Cor 12th and Farnam Sis
A General Hanking Business Transacted.
Or tinl.lquor Jlnbit , roftltliely
Curcil by ActiitlitlMlcrliii ; Dr.
llnlncs' Ooltlcn Kjiet'llln ,
It can beglvon Inn cup of cotton or ten without
theknowlcdcuof tbo pcrsou tnkln lt.lt nbwlululy
iutrinleHS , and will effect a pHruianrnt nnd npemljr
euro. wbctMfr the patient la u moderate clrltikor ot
.n uicunollo wrpck , It lian ben given In tlioD *
U4'.idiof fxics , and In ln-itincea,6rfootcuro
hoa ( olloivoil. It nurur lalK Tha oyslotn oucs
Imprcjfiinleil with the t < | wclc. It borompsan uttoj
Iuipo lblllt7 for tlio liquor nppvtlte to cxUt-
FOIl BALK BY FOLLOWING DnUaOIHTSl
ICU1JN & CO. , Cor. IStli nml ItotQKlan. nnd
ISlh & C'uiiiliie SIH. , Omaha , I\ct > .
A. D. FOSTKH & naif. ,
Cocnall DlnflH , laira.
Call or wrllf fnr pamphlet cnntnlnliiK liundrfJs
C * testlmGulnU Iraui tlui bct wuuiwu and meu UtKn
lUtnaitaotUi'icoantrv. . . _ . . _ .
V/EAK , HERVGUS PEOPLE
And others BUfTcitnfr from
nerrom ftohlllty .exbausltn
chronic iUvuo c * piTiimtuo
/hjcllno ot youn < or old are
Itosltlrcly cured bj Ur.
Ionio' Ian i oils Tlrct ro
- Huirniilta licit. Tuu
Ute In tao union h ro hwn OURM.
yimtiuitlr Colt. Talented ui < i Bold IU
. family oan w .ir name btlt. Clrclrla
pcniurlo free with mule belu. Avoid worttileen lai-
rtauonfl ami bogus oonipanlen. RlertHc Truftics for
Ilnrruro. 700 curtdln'tiS. tiQUitutamprorruutipulut.
OR. W. J. Haunt. INYMUGI. ; lot WAKASU AY. .
OVER 200,000 PANTIIE
Catalogues nnd Trices on application. Bold by
alltue best CurrlHcillnlliien nnd Dealers.
CINCINNATI. V. S. A.
Oihla Adt'rfU. COO-OLN.
OXV3VK * . A Ctll < Mr. rirmtnnirt
uro for Lull Hanhuoil , Debility , NT.
i > ustmwfU'ejLiiftid. ! No quackery. Ii
dtpufcha [ Pruoto Hook aint noalviL
( ruo. C1U1S JliiU CO11UWA&0. . N.K
Notice to Contractors.
NOTICK Is hereby eivon that ttio Uonraof
Trustees of thu Auburn School District.
Auliurn , Nob. , vrlll rucelro Eoulcil propn < uU far
the uruutlou iiu-J cotnplotlou at u two story untl
busomant brick school house In uccordunvo with
i > liui3.dolaila ! nml specifications mutla by lM. .
lillbi Si Co.architects , of Uuiuhu.
Plans , JotuLls ami apoclflcutU as may bo soon
at the olllco of the Eocrutiiry of tno BCltnol
bcar.t , at Auburn , Not1 , , Hnd nt tlie olllco of tno
urubltta d.oii Hud Hftcr the BUtoenth ( lu > dny ot
A'Jgust , until the tt > nly-sl\th (2fl ( ) duyuf * * -
E-UHl.lBSi , Allblda will Lo deposited with the
uceretiiry of thu school boiml on or baforu7kO :
o'clock p. in. , on the twenty-sixth Wiluy \ of
Aiurust , U'Kt ) . at which time tlio bit's will ba
oponod. Thu IxMird ri servcn llio right toiujuct
uny until lilils.
UyOriler of llio School llnnr.l.
A. L. 1'HIIV , ri-oshlfiiit.
] ) n. A. OwenuAN.v.Becrvtury. allf.'l-W-sS-SO
ItcceiHty HnlIt. Nnwly I'urnis'.ioJ
The Tremont ,
J. C. VirMKHAlAk BON , 1'ropiiotDM.
Cor. Hit und I'riU. , LiiiL-oln. Nob.
ni\lr l.fjO porUajr. titrcot cu fromtiuiuj to any
purtof tlio city.
j. ii. w. uKINS ]
Onii-cs 31.Ultuid \ . Kluluti-tU Ulock. Lluoola ,
Neb. r.lovntoronllin street.
Ilrro < icr iu Umodur at
rc.ini.r. filloltrlloiiv U.lTTl.S
Live Stock Auctioneer
Rules made In till ptiru of tlio U. H. at fair
nuns , Itoom 3 , Ulittu Illoeli , Lincoln , Nuho
( JolUiwuy unil Short Horn biilU lorsulu.
Farm Loans and Insurance. A
Correspondence In i-eirar-1 to loan * Bollcitcd ,
lloom 4 , Itlohurdl IllocK , l.liicnln , Nob.
Riverside Short Hrsis
Of btrlttly pura Ilutt-H niiU
lliinl numbers nbout m hoti'l. '
TumUles ropresontetl i 1'llboiH , Cn.irje ,
AcninbH , Hc'iitiM , ItoEuof Slinrons , MUM ' ' < > < > * >
Knlvlitly lliioUc'asci * , I'litt C'ruokonni ; ilary. * ,
l'liyllUM , l.ountu mid True : I ovcs
bull * ftr niild. 1 I'ui-o lluio * 1'ilburl , 1 I'uro
Hutu ' rni'iB. 1 li.-oot ! ( Klmion , I Vouu/ < rr.
1 I'uiu friilck Sluink und Dilicifl. Como unit
liuix.Tt tlio lurl.UdrC63 , CHAS. > l. IIUAN-
BON Mnculii .Not .
, , ) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
When in Llnoaiii Hou ut
National Hotel ,
Anil K'-t u aouj aluoor lor 'v > c.
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