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BAKE & MOULDEN, Eds. and Pkops.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1890.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
L. D. RICHARDS, of Gage.
For Lieutenant Governor.
T. J. MAJORS, of Nemaha.
For Secretary of State,
J. C. ALLEN, of Red Willow.
THOS. H. BENTON, of Lancaster.
J. E. HILL, of Gage.
For Attorney-General, ,
hvnwiv.n WARTING8. of 8aline,
Fr Commissioner of Pnblic Lands andBldgs.,
GEO. It. HUfllFIilUSX, ol UJBier.
For Superintendent of Public Instruction,
A. K. GODDY, of Webster.
REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL AND REP
Thin will ha hnA nt the conrt house in North
Platte, Neb., on Sept 16th, 1890, at 7 o'clock P.
M., a Republican convention for the purpose or
putting in nomination
nnaS.nin. IfkVi Rjannnmnl District.
One Representative. 54th Representative Dis
trict. . .
The Counties will be entitled to the number of
votes set opposite their names:
It is recommended that no proxies be admitted.
but that the delegates present cast the fuU vote of
tne County. . J. E. Etans.
Chairman Senatorial Committee.
Scott's Bluffs 3
John Boyle O'Reilly, the Irish
patriot, poet and editor, is dead.
He was an example of what a poor
boy can make of himself provided
he" has the ambition and mental
General Clarkson, assistant
postmaster general, has tendered
his resignation to President Harri
son, to take effect September 1st.
Mr. Clarkson proved very efficient
in performing the duties of his
office, as several thousand Demo
cratic fourth-class ex-postmasters
The Gothenburg News is now
published as a tri-weekly, and is
issued on Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday. A weekly edition of the
paper will also be issued. The new
venture is indicative of enterprise,
but will probably deplete the office
treasury to an uncomfortable ex
tent. Mr. Boyd, the Democratic nomi
nee for governor, is possessed of a
bar'l of good proportions, which
doubtless was the cause of his being
chosen as the candidate of his
party. By investing his surplus
in the vain endeavor to be elected
governor he will relieve the finan
cial wants of Democratic "heelers"
Secretary of War Proctor has
consented to make a few speeches
in Nebraska this fall in favor of
his friend, L. D. Richards, the Re
publican candidate for governor,
while the Democrats have secured
the services of Roger Q. Mills, the
freetnde Texan. A few speeches
from Mills will insure Republican
success in Nebraska this fall.
The Republican congressional
convention of this district, for the
Duroose of nominating a candidate
for congress, will be held at Colum
bus, Platte county, on Sentem-
ber 17. The sentiment of the
committeemen was slightly in
favor of Dorsey, nineteen voting
for a late convention and fourteen
for an early one. Congressman
Dorsev was in favor of a late con-
The Kearney Enterprise has
taken another fop, and is now
making war against the prohibi-
tory amendment, uan it oe possi
ble that the anti-prohibs had the
biggest bar'l? Opinions with a
price attached do not usually carry
much weight with voters, especially
when the. fact is known. The
Enterprise appears to be making
an heroic effort to prolong: its ex-
The Nebraska City Budget pub
lishes a long interview with ex-
Senator Van Wyck, in which he
gives it out that he will not accept
the nomination recently tendered
him bv the independent partv of
the First district. He could not
discover any possible chance of
being elected, and is of the opinion
that Congressman Connell will be
re-elected by a large majority.
This is the most sensible conclu
sion that the ex-senator has arrived
at for a long time.
In one paragraph of the platform
the Democrats laud Grover Cleve
land, while in another they favor
"placing the silver dollar on its
former footing with gold coin in
our coinage law, with equal legal
tender qualities." The latter of
these paragraphs annuels the for
mer, and vice versa. Silver has had
no worse enemy in this country
than Grover Cleveland, but then
the Nebraska Democrats had to
keep up appearances, and they in
serted the silver clause in their
platform in the hope that they
would win a few votes therebv.
Mr. Patrick Henry once sagely
observed that "it was natural for
man -to indulge in the illusions of
hope." He did not, at the time,
have the Nebraska Democracy in
mind, but they have for many
years furnished an exemplification
of Mr. Henry's observation. There
has been a general turning of
hands, and a spending of boodle,
and' a consumption of "spiritious
influence." The file is to be
gnawed again this fall, and will be
followed by the usual bath of the
ambitious children of destiny in
the bottom of the tureen.
John Sherman, it is said, stil
clings to the hope that he will ye
be president, lie will be oy years
old in 1892, yet we have had two
presidents William Henry Harri
son and James Buchanan of
greater age than that. Sherman
has retained his mental faculties
remarkably well, and the Repub
licans might do worse than to make
The Kearney Hub savs that the
congressional situation in the third
district is sucn as to give every
assurance or the election of the
Republican candidate, no matter
which of the present aspirants may
be nominated. Thompson, the
democratic candidate, is utterly un
known and can not by any possi
bihty cut much of a figure in the
campaign. The alliance candidate,
Mr. Kemm, is as little known, and
the strength lving in what he rep
i f .it t t
resents is onset oy a piamiy appar
ent lack or ability tor the position.
A good Republican nomination in
sures Republican success.
The Australian ballot system is
steadily growing in favor in the
United States, and probably will
ultimately be adopted by all of the
states. Republicans would be
1 3 1 LI I I
pieasea to see tnar, system in gen
eral operation m all the states at
the present time, while Democrats
favor its adoption in Republican
states only. It might destroy the
.ueraocraiic majorities m two or
three states, therefore it does not
receive much encouragement from
that partv. The Democrats favor
the law for Nebraska but are de
cidedly opposed to it being adopted
m JNew lork.
Gen. W. G. Veazey,o Vermont,
was chosen commander-in-chief of
the G. A. R. at the national en
campment held in Boston last
week. General Veazev is at pres-
ent one or tne inter-state commerce
commissioners, and has been judge
of the supreme court of Vermont.
His army record is first-class,he hav
ing enlisted as a private and grad
ually rose to a brigadier general
ship. He was one of the comman
ders at Gettysburg and made the
famous flank assault upon Pickett's
division and then upon Wilcox's
division in the celebrated, attack
made by Pickett on the afternoon
of the third day of that battle.
Keith county is entitled to the
State Senator and it will be a hard
job to find a better man for the
office than Hon. M. A. Daugherty.
He has one of the very cleanest
political records . He is a staunch
Republican and has always stuck
ciose to tne party, but been oppos
ed to all monopolies, and worked
for the interest of the people. He
is now engaged in stock farming in
this county and is in a position to
Know wnat tne people or tnis sec-:
tion need. It is to the interest of
every Republican voter in this dis
trict to urge the nomination of
Mr. Daugherty. Paxton Repub
presumptuous gentleman by
name of E. M. Day, whose
postoffice address is given as Oga-
lalla, has issued a call for a meeting
or the JKepublican central commit
tee of the Thirtieth Senatorial dis
trict, the meeting to be held at
Ogalalla next Saturday. While
Mr. Day signs himself "chairman,"
he has no authority whatever to
call a meeting of the committee.
Mr. J. E. Evans, of this city, is
chairman of that committee, and
presided over the meeting held in
this city last Saturday, which it is
safe to say will be the only one
held by the committee for the pur
pose of selecting a date for holding
the conventions, Mr. Day is sug
gestive of the proverbial govern
As an illustration of the evident
desire of the Southern Democrats
to have an honest ballot, we . cite
the reader's attention to those Ala
bama bourbons who have written
a letter to Judge McDuffie, a south
ern congressman, threatening him
with assassination for favoring the
Federal election bill. This bill is
designed to correct some of the
evils which exist in the south,
hence the ire of those bourbons.
Another illustration of the fairness
of the southern Democrats is fur
nished by the action of patrons of a
public school at Fayette, Ala., in
keeping their children at home be
cause the teacher of the school had
voted the Republican .ticket at the
election a few days previous. Just
such tactics as the above on the
part of the Democrats in the south
serve to keep Northern capital
form being invested in those states.
Poor old "outraged" South!
Uncle Jerry Rusk, secretary of
agriculture, has some ideas on
reciprocity, and embodies them in
a circular on "Agricultural Depres
sion Its Causes and Remedies."
This is what he says: "Accompany
ing this principle of protection to
the American farmer is that of re
ciprocity, which should invariably
be applied when that of protection
is relaxed. If there are products
grown to better advantage in other
countries, remission of duty on
which would seem to be in the in
terest of a large proportion of our
population, such remission should
be accorded only as the result or
reciprocal concession in the way of
remission of duties by other coun
tries on products more readily
grown here. Many of those coun
tries which would be specially
benefited by a remission of the
duty on sugar by our government
would afford an excellent market
for our bread-stuff and dairy and
meat products were it not for the
high duties imposed thereon by
them. In this way, and in this
way only, can our farmers be
adequately protected, new markets
being thus thrown open to them
for those products which they can
most easily and cheaply produce.
THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.
The state convention of the Ne
braska Democrats was held at
Omaha last Thursday, the conven
tion assembling at seven o'clock
p. m. and remaining in session
throughout the night. Hon. Wm.
Neville, of North Platte, and Wm.
G. Hastings, of Crete, were placed
in nomination for temporary chair
man, and Mr. JNeviIle received 266
votes and Mr. Hastings 273. Th.e
temporary organization was made
permanent, and the convention ;at:
once proceeded to the nomination of
candidates for state offices. Hon.
uanies ju. uoyo, or umaha, was
nominated for governor; Dr. Alex
ander Bear, of Madison county,
lieutenant governor; Frank Spragtie,
of Rushville, secretary of state: R.
d. Wahlquist, of Hastings, auditor
or puoiic accounts; w. u. Lushing,
of Cass county, state treasurer:
Judge Higgins, of Hall county, at-
attorney general; Jacob Bigler, of
Chase county, commissioner of pub
lic lands and buildings; C. C. Rake-
straw, ol Nebraska City, superin
tendent of public instruction. There
were numerous candidates for the
offices, but all the nominations were
made on the first ballot except that
for auditor of public accounts.
which required two.
The platform adopted is the
same old story with one addition.
The convention soloranly resolved
that it was opposed to the inter
ference with "personal rights," and
therefore condemned the prohibi
C. C. Hawkins returned from
New York, Wednesday morning
accompanied by Samuel Chafen, Jr.
London, Eng., and Lawrence Rath-
bone, New York. Mr. Chafen will
take charge of the hotel and other
buildings in Wellfleet. Wellfleet
Congressman Dorsey writes to a
gentleman at Niobrara that the
President will issue his proclama
tion in a few davs formally open
ing the"Nebraska strip of the Sioux
reservation, declaring it a part of
the state of Nebraska. The strip
comprises about 7UU,uuu acre3 ot
The petition asking for a mail
route from Norih Platte to Omegas
ii i i! i-j x j.1 loi W
win ue luiwniucu w tun fjusiuume
department by next mail. The
petition bears the signatures of the
leading business men of North
Platte, obtained by the postmaster
of that city. With the endorse
ment of our congressman and
senators the route should b e estab
lished and in operation. McPherson
The trial of W. H. Miles before
Judge Latham on Monday resulted
in his being placed under $500
bonds to keep the peace and to
appear at the next term of the
district court. This is another case
t t i i tt
in wnicn liquor nas broken up a
once happy family. Those who are
acquainted with Mr. Miles all say
hat he was one ol the very best of
men to his family when not under
the influence of intoxicants. Stock-
Southern and eastern Perkins
county was blessed with very heavy
rains Monday and Tuesday even
ings. About four inches cf water
fell and the ground is thoroughly
saturated. While too late to luake
good corn crop, there will be
sufficient fodder and corn to keep
stock through. Strange enough,
north-western Perkins received
nothing but a slight sprinkle of
rain on either occasion. Madrid
A A. Stewart, of Grand Island,
was arrested at Omaha by Deputy
Marshal Hepfinger and Postal In
spector Spooner on a charge of
offering through the mails to sell
"nmnn rtrrAo Qmrni.nl nnminaf.
ing letters are in possession of the
authorities, among them a reply to
decoy letter sent by Inspector
Spooner. Stewart was formerly
... . . . . ri
engineer at the Commercial hotel,1
Grand Island. He has. been doing
thriving business for several
Pursuant to call there was a rail
road meeting held in the opera hall
Monday afternoon. VV. Gmn was
made chairman of the meeting and
A. A. Sawyer secretary. Owing to
the short time the meeting had been
advertised, there was not a very
large attendance. Every man in
the house, however, expressed his
willingness to vote a thirty-five
thousand dollar county bond and
precinct bonds if necessary, to aid
in the construction of a road up
this valley, providing the road-bed
would be graded this fall, thereby
furnishing employment for many
Logan county farmers whose crops
will be short. Gandy Pioneer.
If the 'Scribners have sold 150,
000 copies of Stanley's book, and if
they paid $40,000 for it, they have
made a net profit of about $400,000.
A' young Russian noble, the
Baroness Laonbanowski, is going
to ride -from St. Petersburg to
Odessa, 1,500 miles, to win a bet
and to5 break tBe record which was
J set some years ago by the Austrain
The' Leary .raft, now safely har
bored at: JNew 1 xork, was made up
or seventeen sections towed in a
continuous string about ten feet
apart. . .Each section comprised
about 560 logs 70 feet long. Three
sections were lost on the way. The
towing charges from New, Bruns
wick are about $12,500. Ifclost of
the timbers will be used as piles in
filling up the Astor property on the
shores or the Harlem rCiver.
Mrs. Harriet rseecher otowe, ac
cording to a current magazine
(IWvincott's) article, found the
originals of Topsy and Ulack bam
among the freed house servants of
two southern families living in
Cincinnati. The writer, who was a
member of one, of the families,
declares that she has often seen
Mrs. Stowe sitting a whole summer
ii it it
arcernoon out watcmner tne vonnor
j-j j 0
blacks playing with the children
of their employer.
A fat man in New York has
proven the lalsity or the old rule
that one must sink or swim. He
tumbled ihto the bay the other
night and floated about for an hour
and a half before he was picked up.
He didn t know how to swim and
was too fat to sink.QThe sailors
who picked him up had to tow him
to the vessel and use a derrick to
hoist him on board. He weighed
300 pounds. To such as he the sea
nad no terrors except tnat or a
The present Pope never leaves
his own: roftras until they have been
. n-lt i tt t
swept ann-uusteownicn is done as
soon as hejrises. He then closes all
the doors :and windows and takes
the keys away with him. This has
caused the rumor that he is conceal
ing some treasure, but the real
truth of the matter is that he
wishes to prevent the recurrence of
the troubles which arose in the
time of Pio Nono, when a- regular
trade" wasfkept up in scraps of
paper and other objects found in his
Miss Charlotte Robinson, a decor
ative artist of London, had the
good fortune to make a set of doy
lies for the Queen and some Wat
tau screens for the Princess of
Wales. Immediately Miss Robin
son's work became the fashion, and
now she receives any price she
chooses to ask for her work,
and is getting rich with very little
The Wind Xake canal, one of the
most gigantic drainage enterprises
ever, undertaken in the northwest
and the langest ever attemned in
W-isconsinrljrtiow completed. Less
lhanitwo yeal'S- have'been necessary
iq jro wie3 wane .wnereoy ntteen
miles of canal has been due and a
vast tract of country drained.
Over 13,000 :acres has. been assessed
and the costs' over $40,000, The
main; canal from Muskego lake to
Wind lake and thence to Rochester
is nearly nine miles long, while the
east branch, from Wind Lake south
through Goose Lake, is six miles in
length. Muskego lake is drained
almost dry,'JWind lake greatly low
ered, and Goose lake is now only
a pond hole. The east branch is
nearly dry, and in the main canal
there is only about two feet of
water, the. banks Ioomiug up from
six to eight feet on each side. In
marshes where' hay could scarcely
be mowed byhand machines, mow
ers are now used 'effectively. The
land reclaimed which has hitherto
been valueless is now worth in the
neighborhood of 500,000.
Ten acres of the farm of Thomas
Habon, late representative in the
legislature, eight miles north of
Waldron, Ind., have been destroyed
for farming purposes, and great
holes have bean blown in the earth.
The course of Flat Rock Creek has
been turned up stream. Birds,
snakes, rabbits, and fish were killed,
while the fish, were thoroughly
cooked in the heated waters. All
this was caused by the upheaval of
the waters. A log fire was blazing
in the midst of the ten acres, when,
without warning, the earth belched
forth its flame; great trees were
hurled skyward, and all the waters
of Flat Rock' were converted to
foam and steam. A vast pocket of
natural gas burst forth, and the
scene was beautiful to behold. The
'gas took fire and blazed fiercely up
above the trees, and at times many j
feet high, and continued all one
day and night. Three thousand
spectators viewed the phenomenon.
The fire was extinguished but gas
is still escaping. Some claim that
other agencies save that of gas
are the cause of the phenomenon,
but the general conviction is that
no other agency could have pro
duced the effect on the water. One
of the marvelous effects upon the
water is that not
Rock's flood has
cavern since the
current and a
gara is created:
drop of Flat
have taken in the
wild, foaming Nia-
Parnoll is a close reader of Amer
ican newspapers and American
literaturo generally Balfour,
Chief Secretary for Ireland, is also
an omnivorous reader of American
newspapers, and recently said: "I
liko the sunn of the American
They say that there will bo little
corn in Saline county. Kansas, this
year, but the farmers will receive
for their wheat and their partial
corn crop $140,000 more then they
received tor both wheat and corn
last year. There seems to be a gold
lining to the cloud that is hanging
over the asrricultural interests of
the west this season.
WEEKLY WEATHER CROP BULLETIN
Of the Nebraska Weather Service
operating "With the U. S. Sigrnal
For week endingr August 15, 1890.
The temperature and sunshine of
the past week have been about the
normal. The rainfall has been be
low the average, but refresl
showers during the week have
caused a eeneral improvement of
The following are the rainfalls
reported: Oakdale 0.21, Tekamah
0.25, Omaha 0.26, Weston 0.33.
David City 0.22, Crete 0.34, Howe
0.19, Fairbury 0.38, Minden 0.22,
Marquette 1.11, Ravenna 0.56, Sar
gent 1.04, North Loup 1.27, Long
Pine 1.00, Valentine 0.14, North
Platte 0.76, Culbertson 0.43, Hay
Antelope Corn crop is about
ruined; rain would not help it much
Brown Getting rather dry but
corn promises a good crop. Pota
toes much iujured by potato-bugs
and the crop will be short.
Buffalo Potatoes nearly a total
fuilure; corn and oats about one
fourth of a crop.
Burt Oats below the average.
Cass Fine rain will help corn
and potatoes much.
Cedar Corn needs rain and late
potatoes will suffer without it.
Cuming Wheat will average
about 1Q to 18 bushels per acre;
oats 30 and corn prospects for 35.
Potatoes a half crop; flax good, and
Custer Frequent showers are re
viving the pastures; grass growing
rapidly, and corn turning green.
h illmore Rains have helped the
late corn and potatoes a little; corn
will be about a half crop.
Jefferson Corn and potatoes
doing moderately well; grass good
Kearney With light showers
and heavy dews the corn crop has
advanced in prospect to at least a
half crop and is daily improvincr
Wheat threshing out far better
than expected aud. of the best
quality in eight years.
in era an a more ram needed; corn
improving; also grass; apples better;
Saunders Pastures getting
short; com will be about a two
thirds crop in north half and less
than a half crop in south half with
out any more rain.
Sheridan The rains the past
week have helped some fields of
coru ana late potatoes.
Valley The late rains have im
proved pastures and corn.
G. D. bWEZEY, Director.
G. A. Lovelaxd, Sisr. Corps Ass't.
Wm. Tiramons, Postmaster of Idaville,
Ind., writes: "Electric Bitters has done
more for ine than all other medicines
conbined, for that bad feelim; arising
from Kidney and Liver trouble." John
Leslie, farmer and stockman, of the same
place, says : "Find Electric Bitters to be
the best Kidney and Liver medicine, made
me leel like a new man." J. v. Gardner
uaraware raercnanr, same town, savs:
iiiiectric iJuters is just the thincr for
1 -tt T . 1 .
man wuo is an run aown ana aon't care
whether he lives or dies; he found new
strength, good appetite and felt just like
he had a new lease on life. Only 50c.
bottle, at A. F. Streitz's drug store.
EST RAY NOTICE.
Taken ud by tho subscriber on his land in Vm.
man precinct in .Lincoln county, ruebraska on
the 2nd day of July, 1890. a dark bay mare sup
posed to be 8 years old. Said mare is marked
with a cross on left shoulder, has three white
specks on left hip. a white star in forehead.
black mane and tail, mane roached. tail and fore.
top cut off snuare, had a leather halter with a
short piece of rope attached.
Vroman P. 0., Neb,
CHATTEL MORTGAGE SALE.
Notice is hereby riven that by virtue of a chat
tel mortgage, dated December 2d, 1887, and dnly
filed in the office of tho county clerk of Keith
county on the 5th day of December, 1887, and in
the office of the county clerk of Lincoln county.
Nebraska, on the 2d day of July, 1890, and ex
ecuted Dy awan l'. Johnson to Hershev & Co. to
secure tho payment of the sum of $293.00 and
upon which there is now due tho sum of S107.50.
Default havinc been made in the oavment of
said sum and no suit or other proceeding at law
having been instituted to recover said debt or
any part thereof, therefore I wiU seU the follow
ing property therein described, viz: One
sorrel mare with white spot in forehead.
weight about 1,100 pounds, left hind foot
white, scar on right fore foot, age about
years; ono white mare with dark points.
age about 3 years, and weight about 800
pounds, ana colt by her side; ono white faced
bay horse colt. 2 years old: one vearline maro
colt, at public auction at the place of busines of
Uershey & Co., in North Platte, Nebr., on the
mo. oay or August, im), at 1 o'clock P, m. of said
GnniES & Wilcox,
Attorneys for alortcratrefls.
North Platte, Nebraska,
July 25th, 1890. 329
CATTLE FOR SALE.
Seventy head consisting of cows, vearline
steers and heifers and this years' calves. For
full particulars call on E. F, Mtkbs,
on section 2, town 11, range 29, Mylander Pre
Highest of all in Leavening Power. U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
Grand Clean-up Sale
I I I I I 1 I
CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS,
Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Valises,
Underwear, Neckwear, in fact every article, cut in two!
We make this sacrifice in order to make room for one of
the largest and most elegant stocks of Clothing, Furnish
ing Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes ever brought- to
North Platte. We have a very large line of
Boys' and Children's Suits
Which we will almost give away in order to close out our
remaining Spring stock. Come early in order to get
goods at HALF PKICE, for we know two or three weeks
will close them out at the prices which we name.
The Star Clothing House,
WEBER & VOLLMER.
FIEST NATIONAL BAM,
North. Platte, - INTeb
Authorized Capital, $200,000.
Paid in Capital, $50,000.
A TrENEBAL BANKING- i
Sells Bills of Exchange on sill Foreign
INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS.
JOS. F. FILLION,
Steam and Gas Fitting.
Cesspool and Sewerage a Specialty. Copper and Galvanized Iron Cor
nice. Tin and Iron Roofings.
Repairing of Kinds will receive Prompt Attention.
Locust Street, Between Fifth and Sixth,
3ST"ortli Platte, - Nebraska.
ZEITIEI GLASSES -A3STJD SPECTACLES.
.All Kinds of Repairing.
TT- I?. "Watch. Examiner.
McDonald's Block, Spruce Street.
I ' IF1- STEEITZ.
DRUGGIST and OPTICIAN,
-:AND -:- DEALER -:-
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Window GlassBrnshes.
AGENT FOR SHERWIN & WILLIAMS' MIXED PAINTS.
83?Corner of Sixth and Spruce Streets, - - North Platte, Nebraska..