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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 1884.
Every piano should have a water
The Empress of China is fifty
seven years old.
Uranium ore from the Black Hills
is shipped to Germany.
The small pox is reported to be in
creasing in Philadelphia.
Twenty thousand workmen in
Pittsburg are said to bo idle.
Nevada sends exhibits to New
Orleans to the value of $60,000.
About 1,200 women voted in Wash
ington Ty. at the recent election.
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps has
published a new volume of poemB.
Citizens of New York still mani
fest some uneasiness about cholera.
The Chinese have known the use of
artesian wells from time immemorial.
Hereafter night mail servico will
be had between Omaha and Lincoln.
Deer and Antelope by the wagon
load, arc socn daily on the streets of
Home and Marseilles were visited
the other day by a slight shock of
Miss Kate Field is winning prais
es from the press for her lectures on
Miss Lyle, a young and pretty girl
has recently disappeared from her
home in Denver.
Sections of Georgia arc Baid to be
troubled with wild dogs which are
almost as ravenous as wolves.
A severe shock of earthquake was
felt in various portions of New
Hampshire the other morning.
A boy only 14 years old confessed
his guilt and is in jail at St. Albans,
IV. Va., for robbing the mails.
Spies report the forccB of the
Mahdi encamped around Khartoum
to number between 15,000 and 20,000
A cranberry bog, presented to
Williams College in 1882 by J. C
Goodrich, brings $3,000 profit this
There arrived the other day at
San Francisco from China fifty-six
cases of exhibits for the New Orleans
Elizabeth S. Chadbourne has ac
cepted the position of teacher of
elocution at Cornell College, Mt.
The democrats of Richmond, Va.,
in their recent celebration of the elec
tion of Cleveland, described it as
Mrs. A. S. Dhniway Bpoke for tho
republicans in Washington Ty. dur
ing the campaign just closed, and met
with a most cordial reception.
At a cabinet council held at Paris
the other day it was decided to make
the proposed increase of duty on for
eign grain two Irancs per centuer.
Conkling has informed inquiring
friends that his retirement from poli
tics is absolute, and that he will
accept no fusion election to the senate.
A terrible epidemic in the form
of hydrophobia is prevailing at Vi
enna. Eighty cases have been re
ported eleven of which have proved
Paris news says: The cabinet has
obtained certain knowledge that
China intends to continue the war
and 15,000 reinforcements will be
sent to China.
A kepout conies from Washington
City stating that Austin F. Kings
bury, of I'ouca, Neb., has been din
barred from practice before the inte
The supreme court has denied a
new trial to Matt Zimmerman, the
murderer of Jack Woods. Ex-Marshal
Guthrie of Omaha, was also re
fused a new trial.
John Adams lived longer than any
other president of the United States,
reaching the age of ninety, GarGeld
died youngest of them all, lacking two
months of fifty years.
Elizabeth B. Herbert has retired
from the dcpaitmeut in the Chicago
Inler-Occan entitled "Woman's King
dom," which for the past seven years
she has edited ably and well.
The Methodist ministers of the
Mattoon District, in session at Paris,
111., last week decided to discoun
tenance the practice of exposing
corpses to view at funerals in
Macadamizing at West Point is
conducted by its citizens on a new
system. They grade up the streets
with sand-ami top it oil' with eighteen
inches of clay, which is proving very
TnE deceased Duke of Brunswick
owned a private safe which he be
queathed to tho Duko of Cumberland,
and which was supposed to be empty ;
on being opened it was found to con
tain $500,000 in cash.
W. A. Pledger, chairman, has
issued a call for a meeting of the Col
ored National Committee to convene
at New Orleans Dec. 17lh, to consider
the situation of the colored people
under the Democratic party.
There were fifty-six signers to the
Declaration of Independence. Twenty-four
of them were lawyers. The
last one of them all to die waqbarles
Carroll. His death occurred in 1832,
when his age was ninety-five.
The Woman's Tribune, edited and
published by Clara B. Colby, at
Beatrice, Neb., has ju6t entered upon
its second year, with -as clean and
neat a paper as ever, filled with use
ful and interesting reading matter.
"You sit down here," said Miss
Kate Field to the good people of the
Bay State, "and fancy that Boston is
the hub of the univerre, and that the
West can teach you nothing. It has
taught me more than half a dozeB
trips to Europe."
Joseph Patterson, Adam Will
iams and Cbas. Carrier, the last
named aged 16, were arrested the
other day at Peoria, 111., under an
indictment for counterfeiting. They
are farmers and connected with
Horace Greeley once asked Mrs.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: "What
wonld you do in time of war if you
had the suffrage?" "Just what you
have done, Mr. Greeley," was the
quick reply ; "stay at home and urge
others to go and fight."
The voto for presidential electors
in Nebraska was canvassed on the
25th nit., at Lincoln. Blaine received
76,877; Cleveland, 54,354; St. John,
2,858. There wero a fow scattering
votes for Butler, though the electoral
ticket was nominally fusiou.
The constitution has specially dele
gated to the legislature, ttio power to
regulate the rates that railroads shall
charge, and only to the legislature can
wo look for relief from tho grievous
burden of exorbitaut passenger and
freight tariff. &. Paul Free Press.
A saloon at Fremont was burglar
ized last Wednesday night and two
dollars stolen from the cash drawer.
Entrance was also made into Bruce
Smith's store, by cutting into a win
dow in the rear, but the amount ot
goods taken, says the Herald, is not
Love in somo instances ia very
strong, uncontrollable and myste
riouB. A Long Island woman aged
seventy recently eloped with a hand
somer man, leaving her husband,
children, grand-children, and great-grand-children
all plunged in great
grief and disgrace.
The la6t spiko was driven tho other
day by the officials of the Oregon
Short Line and the Oregon Railway
and Navigation Company. The new
line, the entire distance from Omaha
to Portland, Oregon, is in complete
readiness for traffic. The track is
said to be a good one.
The questions to be argued in tho
case of the government against the
Union Pacific railway company shall
be what constitutes the net earnings
of the main line of the road under
the Thurman act, and what is fair
compensation for government pay for
the transportation of mails.
Mb. and Miss Kennedy, young
cousins, while walking the other day
along tho Baltimore & Ohio railroad
track near Demmier station, were
struck by a locomotive which roun
ded a curve suddenly and the couple
were hurled twenty-five feet and
killed. Both were terribly mangled.
It is stated that the president has
the appointing of only 2,323 post
masters. The other 47,694 are ap
pointed by the postmaster-general.
It is probable that not less than 30,
000 of the present postmasters will
continue to hold their positions un
disturbed by the change in adminis
tration. The republican city primaries wero
held the other night at New Haven,
Conn. The independents present,
still claiming to be republicans, but
admitted they voted for Cleveland,
were denied tho privilege of par
ticipating in any way whatever in the
caucus. The voto was unanimous
for their expulsion.
It is claimed that the greatest
depth so far discovered in the ocean
is 26,850 feet, five milos, or about
2,200 feel less thau tho height of the
world's loftiest mountain peak, Mt.
Everest, one of the Himilaya chain,
which is found to be not less, and
apparently a little more, than 29,000
feet above the sea level.
A plucky Yankee the other day in
Now York, while a mad dog was
scattering the people on the streets, a
well-dressed gentleman, made a rush
for the rabid animal, picked him up
by the nape of the neck and cut his
throat with a pocket knife, saying
quietly at the same time- "That's the
way we do in Massachusetts."
Six masked men, with drawn re
volvers, entered the residences of
George Young and Levi Mustman,
near Beaver, Pa., and, after terrifying
the occupants, bound and gagged both
men and several ladies present. A
search of the house was then made
and $600, together with a large lot of
siverware and jewelry carried off.
A lake has recently been discov
ered as large as Lake Superior up in
the eastern part of the Dominion. It
swarms with fish, fur-bearing animals
abound, and its eastern terminus is
away east, almost extending to Lab
rador. If the reports about it arc
true, it will in the future become a
grand summer hunting and fishing
The Hastings Gazette-Journal says
that a Lincoln law firm have received
instruction from a syndicate of Eng
lish speculators to purchase confeder
ate bonds and script. The same firm
will advertise the collection of con
federate claims for the destruction of
property during the rebellion and the
procuring of pensions for rebel sol
diers as a specialty.
Albert Zahnow, of Fairfield,
Swift connty, Minn., claims that his
young daughter was abducted and
carried away against her will a 6hort
time ago, by her mother, brother,
and Zahnow's brother, an unsuccess
ful suitor for Clara's hand before her
marriage to Albert. The abductors
passed through St. Paul bound for
Milwaukee. A. F. McKay, sheriff of
Swift county, has gone to Milwaukee
to bring back the young wife.
Ax alarming disease has broken
out among the convicts confined in
one of the prison wards at-the peni
tentiary at Leavenworth, which baf
fles the skill of the physicians. The
disease has some of the symptoms of
ship fever, and has also the appear
ance of being a very low and malig
nant grade of typhoid. In its last
stages, sores break out all over the
body of the patient. When the fever
leaves, death ensues in a few hoars.
The board of supervisors met at the
Court House Thursday, Nov. 20th,
pursuant to adjournment and -proceeded
to business. We give below
a condensed report of their doings as
shown by the record.
Motion to divide Humphrey town
ship into four road districts was car
ried unanimously. District No. 30
comprises sections 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13,
14 and 15 ; District No. 3, sections 4,
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17 and 18 ; District No.
39, sections 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
and 33; District No. 40, sections 22,
23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35 and 36.
Petition of J. W. Apgar and other
residents of Woodville township, ask
ing that road district No. 21 be divid
ed into two road districts, tho division
line to be the township line between
towns 18 and 19, range 4, west, was
granted and the new road district
thus formed is to bo known as Dis
trict No 44.
Petition of Saml. Alexander and
others of Monroe township for road
commencing at the N. W. corner of
N. E. , Sec. 19, T. 18, K. 3, west,
thence east on section line and termi
nating at N. E. corner of N. W. l,
Sec. 24, T. 18, R. 3, west, was granted
aud said road declared open.
Action was deferred until next
meeting relative to communication of
D. Thomas Dickinson, assessor of
Granville township, relative to recti
fying error made in the double assess
ment of John Pringer of said town
ship. In accordance with petition from
Monroe township, signed by John M.
Kclley and others, Baid township was
divided into four road districts and
numbered as follows : Sections 1, 2,
3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23 and 24,
T. IS, R. 3, west, to be known as road
district No. 43. All land in Monroe
township south of above named sec
tions to the Loup river to be known
as road district No. 20. Sections 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 in T.
18, R. 3, west, to be known as road
district No. 42. All land in Monroe
township south of said sections to the
Loup river to be known as road dis
trict No. 6.
By resolution the case commenced
in the U. S. circuit court at Omaha
against Platte county by the U. P.
Railway Co. was referred to the coun
The following bills were allowed
on county general fund of '84, and
clerk instructed to draw warrants for
G. B. Stillinan, medical attendance
on Mrs. Julia N. Hill, June 5, '84.$ 10 00
Mrs. Sitton, boarding and nursing
3Irs. Hill 2T) 00
Ilufus Leacb, room for Mrs. Hill. . . 20 00
The clerk was instructed to ascer
tain if the $55 paid on account of Mrs.
Hill can be recovered of her relatives
or of Butler county.
Mike Madura was allowed the sum
of $2.00 per week from Nov. 20th for
keeping pauper Peter Drunk.
Report of County Physician on pau
per inmates of St. Mary's Hospital
received and placed on file.
Affidavit of Michael O'Toole re
garding his labor tax for 1883, was
read and referred to road overseer of
Diet. No. 32, and he instructed to re
port to the board.
Report of appraisers on damages bi
public road known as the Held road
was unanimously rejected.
On motion N. Olson was allowed
the sum of $50.00 as payment iu full
of all damages incurred by him in the
location of the Held road.
Report of appraisers on Palestine
road location rejected and clerk in
structed to appoint new appraisers.
Reconsidered and A. G. Larson
allovcil $20 as payment in full of
daiagcs incurred by him in the loca
tion jf Baid road ou his laud.
Sudei visor Ernst, as committee of
one appointed to view the location of
Lost Creek road No. 2, made written
report of amount of damages sustain
ed by owners of laud along the line of
said road, which was accepted.
County attorney was requested to
file with the board opinion of legality
of damages claimed for improvements
made on section lines, or by the loca
tion thereon of public roads since the
passage of the Act in Sec. 46, page
444, of compiled statutes of Nebras
On motion tho board decided to
allow all parties claiming damages
sustained by the location and right of
way of public road known as Lost
Creek No. 2, at the rate of $7.00 per
acre for each acre of land included in
said road, the same to be in full and
complete settlement for all claims of
whatever nature or character.
The petition of R. D. Crosset and
others asking that part of public road
known as the Dry Creek Valley road,
commencing at station No. 5 on north
lino of Sec. 35, T. 18, north of R. 3,
west, and running in a southeasterly
direction diogonally throngh Baid
sections 35 and 36, T. 18, R. 3 west, to
station No. 6 of said road to S. W. X
of Sec 36, be abandoned, was granted
and said part of said road was declar
ed legally vacated.
In the matter of the Lost Creek
road location the petition was laid
over until next meeting for the pur
pose of getting right of way over sec
The following described public
roads were declared duly established :
Morris Griffin road, commencing at
the west corner of sections 7 and 18
and running east to the east corner of
8 and 17 in T. 20, R. 3, west ; Wil
liams road, commencing at the N. E.
corner of the N. E. hi, Sec. 28, T. 19,
north of R. 3, west, running due south
and terminating at S. E. corner of S.
E. , Sec. 33, T. 19, north of R. 3,
west ; Jacob Libby road No. 1, com
mencing at N. W. corner Sec. 1, T. 20,
R. 1, we6t, running south on section
lines of 1 and 2 and 11 and 12, termi
nating at S. W. corner of Sec. 12.
On motion the Jacob Libby road
commencing at the N. E. corner of
Sec 2, T. 20, R. 1, east, running west
on township line to N. W. corner of
Sec 6 and there terminating, was de-1
clared open. 1
Action on the Klaus Hoblen road
was deferred until next meeting.
On motion the petition asking for
the vacation of public road known as
the "Meyer vacation," commencing at
S. E. corner of the S. W. of S. W.
, Sec. 29, T. 19, R. 1, east, terminat
ing at S. E. corner of Sec. 17, was
granted and said road declared duly
Action was deferred on the Davis
road petition until next meeting.
Communication from supervisors of
Joliet and Monroe townships inform
ed the board of the following appor
tionment of road work : Monroe to
work one aud a half miles on the east
line, and the 6ame on the west line,
Joliet the three miles in the center.
Also, the board was notified by the
'supervisors of the following appor
tionment of Humphrey and Granville
township road work. Commencing
on the north line of Sec. 1, T. 20, R. 2,
west, south ono-half milo to middle of
Sec. 12, was allotted to Granville, aud
from middle of Sec. 12, south ono and
one-half miles to south lino of Sec. 13,
was allotted to Humphrey. Com
mencing on the south Hue of Sec. 13,
to south line of 25 to Grauville, and
from south line of Sec. 25, to south
line of 36, to Humphrey.
A communication from District
Attorney Marshall having been read
expressing the sentiment that the evi
dence in the Nellie Quackeubush case
should be looked up, and "whether
the young men charged with her
death are guilty or not, there should
be a full investigation of the facts,"
and suggesting that the board in
struct the county attorney to attond to
the matter, on motion, he was so in
structed by a unanimous vote.
On motion J. J. Maughan was
allowed $8.00 as payment in full for
bill of $16.00 presented for services
as special commissioner on road in
Loup township, and $12 00 payment
iu full for bill of $16.00 as special
commissioner on "Dack vacation" of
Irwin road in Woodville.
A resolution "that the amounts
paid or to bo paid by tho several
townships to the county treasurer for
books, etc., furnished to them by the
county, also the amount paid in to the
county treasurer by A. Matthis, that
these amounts be and the same are
hereby ordered to be put into a mis
cellaneous general fund of this county
and that the county clerk is hereby
ordered to draw warrants on said
fund for accounts allowed)- by this
board at this session after the '85 per
cent general fund levy of '84 is ex
hausted" was adopted unanimously.
Motion to allow supervisor Maag
$28.80 for services and mileage as
supervisor, and also supervisor Blom
quist $24.50 for the simo were lost.
Bills of supervisor Braun tor $3 50
and of supervisor Lebncrz for $27.60
Bill of C. A. Newman for money
advanced to Willis family referred
back to Columbus township.
Official bonds of John Hammond,
and J. C. Cowdery, justices of the
peace for 2d ward, city of Columbus
presented and approved.
Board adjourned sine die.
The proceedings of the board also
includes tho allowing of a number of
bills on different levys for which we
have not space this week.
Smut and Cattle IMscnae.
Hastings, Neb., Nov. 24. I notice
by your paper to-day that many cattle
are dying in Franklin county, this
state, and there seems to be doubt iu
regard to the cause. I have lost soven
head and am fully satisfied that Mr.
Zediker of Frauklin partly hits the
nail on the head when he says "we do
believe it is the stalk fields that
My cattlo were all well up -to the
time of putting them iu tho corn
stalks. The first three days they
were iu stalks about three or four
hours each day ; fourth day they were
in stalks about six hours ; fifth day all
appeared well when they came in at
noon. At z o clock p. ra. found wiree
of (hem in a dying condition. Post
mortem made at once found all organs
in normal condition, excepting second
stomach. This we found greatly in
flamed aud impacted with corn aud
dry fodder which seemed to have been
well masticated. The same condition
was found in the entire seven bodies
examined after death. In one the in
flammation had advanced to such an
extent that the two membranes which
make up the "manifold's" slipped or
came apart on the slightest touch, the
smoother of the two being almost
black ;Mn all, the manifolds wore very
dark. I am satisfied that all seven
died of inflammation of tho stomach,
aud further I am confident that medi
cal treatment was utterly useless after
it was discovered the animals were
sick. I might go on at length and
give symptoms and treatment but
will cut that matter short by saying
that they all died within four hours
of the time when we first found
Now as to the matter we are all
most interested in, the cause of these
inflamed stomachs. Of ono thing I
am morally certain, it is fouud in the
corn fields. I have heard of a large
number of deaths aside from my own
and all were cattle running in the
corn stalks. Now I have run my cat
tle from one to two hundred in corn
stalks for several years past and never
loFt one before, so I concluded there
must be something peculiar about the
stalks this year. I thought when the
first three died that it was a lack of
water, as the cattle had been.a little
short of water some days previous.
When three more died some days
after,(baving had plenty of water) and
6ome of my neighbors lost them where
there could have been no possible
lack of water, I began to doubt if
the shortage of water and dry fodder
were the cause of death and concluded
that the "smut" had something to do
with it, and I am still of this opinion.
1 believe that the whole matter may
be summed op and the cause of death
loistitl iu dt 'ofifJor and Hinut fouiul
this year in birsre quantitif-; in the
corn fields. The poisonous effect of
the smut is unquestionably greatly in
creased by insufficiency of water.
The remedy is obvious to all, pro
vided my idea is correct as to cause,
viz: -Keep the cattle away from the
I am now picking the Miiut as I
pick my corn and burning it. At
present I am expeiimenting feeding
smut to a calf about tour mouth.-' old,
will give the result at some future
day. In the meantime tell the farm
ers to keep their stock out of stalk
fields which have smut iu them.
The season ha been particularly
favorable for perfecting the growth ot
smut. John N. Lyman.
A tkkmm.k tragedy is reported to
have occurred at Osceola on Thanks
giving day. A man by the name of
Smith entered his wife's room, who
had previously applied for a divorco
from him, took deadly aim and shot
her, tho ball entering her sido, in
flicting a wound from which sho can
not recover. Smith was captured
aud lodged iu jail, with a mob ou the
outside ready to hang him. Seeing
the determination of tho peopIo.Suiith
endeavored to cut his own throat,
gashing it promiscuously. This rath
er gratified the crowd, which seemed
disposed, ou second thought, to allow
the man to kill himself. At last ad
vices the woman was still living.
Smith is the man who was put under
arrest some time ago, at the instiga
tion ot his wife, on a charge of incest
with their five years old daughter, a
crime which, we understand, tho in
vestigation did not prove him guilty
of. Smith is described as a dissolute
man and hard case, generally.
It is not too much to say that,
judging by internal evidence and by
its effects, the present township law
was intended to briug tho system into
disrepute. Men of Nebraska who
have lived elsewhere under town
ship organization laws made in good
faith have realized the benefits of a
good system, and no amount of
badgering can make them believe
that the system is anything but good.
The Nebraska law, however, under
which some of the counties are trying
to ruu public affairs, is an abomina
tion, a stench in the nostrils of every
public man who has had anything to
do with it, and ought to be over
hauled by the legislature which con
venes in January.
The annual report of Treasurer
Wymau, of the United States, shows
that the net revenues of the govern
ment was less than iu 1S83 by $49,
767,712; decrease in receipts from
internal rovenue, $23,134,296, aud in
receipts from miscellaneous sources,
$8,849,248. From au aggregate ot
these items should be deducted an
increase of $1,851,840 in the receipts
from sales of public lauds, leaving a
net reduction as stated above. The
net expenditures aggregated $244,
126,244, a decrease from the amount
in 1883 of $21,281,893.
Anti-monopolists havo much rea
son to expect from the legislature
soou to convene at Lincoln, stringent
laws regulating railroad tariffs iu Ne
braska. No other measure will come
before that body more directly effect
ing the general prosperity of our
state, aud every vote of the legislator
will be subjected to the closest
scrutiny, aud woe to the political
aspirations of the senator or repre
sentative who betrays the trust
placed in his bauds. St. Paul Free
The report received by Secretary
Frclinghuysen from Consul Horatio
J. Sprague, of Gibraltar states that
flour is the only American product
for which there appears to be a mar
ket thcro. Supplies aro being im
ported direct from New York
through by British and Italian steam
vessels. The demand baa only
spruug up since the appearance of
cholera in France. Tho result will
be a permanent increase in the con
sumption of American flour.
The David City Press says "The
Iowa pool Hues haul corn from Oma
ha to Chicago, a distance of 500 miles,
for 10 cents a bushel ; which is two
cents a bushel each one huudrcd
miles. The same rates applied to
Nebraska, which governs east of the
Missouri, would only cost the farmer
2 cents a bushel between David City
and Omaha. If such was the case,
corn all through this part of Nebraska
would bring from 26 to 30 cents a
bushel instead of 16 and 20."
The special United States commis
sion to appraise and condemn about
26,000 acres of land near Whitefish
and Cross Lakes, on the Piue river,
for use in the great reservoir system
in connection with the upper Missis
sippi navigation, met at St. Paul the
ether day. The session will probably
last several days. The principal
owners are the Northern Pacific rail
road and some eastern trust com
The defeated republican candi
dates for two county offices at Indian
apolis having demanded a recount;
the county commissioners found
three boxes missing, and the remain
ing ballots mixed with those cast in
18S2, so that it will be almost im
possible to recount the vote.
The ladies of District No. 47, had a
supper in the new school house on
the eve of Nov. 19tb, the proceeds to
be used to purchase lamps for the
school house. The supper was a
grand success, both socially and finan
cially. The sum received amounted
to $13.65. A committee was chosen
to purchase the lamps, consisting of
L. C. Thompson, Wm. Wright and H.
Guiles. There were about seventy
present, mostly young people, who
amused themselves with social games
until a late hour. All wont homo
feeling that it was an evening very
pleasantly spent. The house now
being furnished with splendid seats
aud well lighted with good lamps, I
think it safe to 6ay it is as well fur
nished as any in the county.
This neighborhood was shocked on
Nov. 23d to hear of the death of Hen
ry Heverling. As near as your cor
respondent can learn, Mr. II. had not
been well for some two or three
weeks, and had just gone to his fath
er's to stay tt lew dayt-, and on rising
Sabbath morning he complained of
feeling very bad and returned to bed
and expired in less thau flvo minutes.
Tho friends have the sympathy of
their neighbors aud especially the
young widow, whom he led to the
altar lest than one year ago. The
funeral took placn from tint residence
of his father. Rev. J. W. Jointings
pastor ot the M. E. church of St. Ed
ward, olliciiiting, Hpeakin both iu
Euglish aud German. The remains
were interred in tho St. Edwards
An additional letter from Wood
ville tellH us that the new school
house is 20x28, teji feet high; that
Rev. Barnes preaches for the United
Brethren and Rev. Jeuniiigs of St.
Edwards for the M. E. church ; that a
literary society holds its sessions
Wednesday evenings, the question
next Wednesday beiug whether the
Iudiau or the Negro has suffered most
at the hand of the white man II.
Guiles being chief dN-jutant for the
Indian, and P. F. Schrocier for the
Negro ; the assistants are C. Clark, A.
Buck, J. Kittle, W. Chrocier, Mr.
Dreso, G. Chrocier; that the neigh
borhood expects to have a singing
school led by B. K. Smith: that a
good teacher.is wanted for the school,
good wages and pay on hand.
Messrs. Clark & Tate enclosed their
new store with brick during tho last
F. R. Cookingham and wife are
visiting his brother F. M., and will
probably locate here.
Busiues-i men say busiucss is very
dull at present and many of them
expect it will be no better until spriDg
Mr. C. D. Murphy has traded for
the neat dwelling of Louis Schroder.
We will be looking for the cards to
the wedding next.
The political politicians have turn
ed their attention chiefly to the P. O.
of Humphrey, and oue of our towns
men has concluded to import a few
to supply the demand.
Farmers are borrowiug money and
holdiug their grain, expecting times
to be better aud prices higher, but the
man that sells his crop aud pays his
debts will be the best off next spring.
The A. O. U. W. of Humphrey
Lodge No. 42 will hold a dance and
supper for the benefit of the Lodge
on New Year's eve, or in other words
they will trade the old year away for
the new, by music.
The Catholics of this place have,
been holding a missionary meeting
during last week. If we are to judge
by attendance, the meeting has been
a Buccess, and we hope a great benefit
to our people of that faith. C.
V. II. A; Ij. J. 3IcCormick, Plaintiffs,)
Lko C. Wkigand, Defendant. J
AID DEFENDANT WILL TAKE
notice that on the 27th day of Octo-
ut'i, iv, sain planum comuieiiceu an
action against said defendant in the Din
trict Court of Platte county, Nebraska,
and tiled their petition against you in
said case, and caused an order of attach
ment to be issued in said action, tho
object and prayer of which said petition
is to obtain a judgment against you for
the amount due on two certain promis
sory notes, dated July 1st, 1870, for the
sum of eighty dollars ($30.00) each, one
due on October 1st, 1877, and the other
due on October 1st, 1878, both drawing
interest from date until due at ten per
cent, per annum, and from due until paid
at twelve per cent, per annum, also pro
viding for a reasonable attorney fee,
given by said defendant to said plaintiffs,
and upon which there is now due the full
amount mentioned in said notes, with
interest as aforesaid, and also attorney
fee equal to ten per cent, of the whole
amount now due.
Said plaintiff also caused an order of
attachment to be issued in said case and
attached the following described lands as
the property ot said defendant, to wit:
The southeast quarter of the southeast
quarter of Section one, in Township
uiueteen, north, Range 3, west, in Platte
county, Nebraska, containing forty acres
more or less.
Said defendant is required to answer
said petition on or before the 12th day of
January, 1885, or said petition will be
taken us true and judgment rendered
c. h. & l. a. Mccormick.
By McAllister Bros.,
their Attorneys. C2-4
U. S. Land Office, Grand Island, Neb.,1
Nov. 26th, 1884. J
NOTICE is hereby given that the fol
low ing named settler has filed notice
of his intention to make final proof in
support of his claim, and that said proof
will lie made before the Clerk of the Dis
trict Court of Platte county, at Colum
bus, Nebraska, on the 9th day of Jan
uary, lSdTi, viz:
John J. Maughan, Homestead Entry
No. 11170 for the S. E. i, Section 34,
Township 20 north of Range 3 west. lie
names the following witnesses to prove
bis continuous residence upon, and cul
tivation of, said land vij: Thomas
Gogan of Farrall post-office, Michael
Lehnerz of St. Bernard post-office, Peter
Karney, Thomas F. Noon, of Lindsay
post-office, all of Platte Co., Neb.
3Ui C. HOSTETTER, Register.
TTTT T)for working people. Send 10
H h 1 1 i Kcentr postage, and we will
J.J..1 i.uj- maji youree, a royal, val
uable sample box of goods that will put
you in the way of making more money in
a few days than vou erer thought pos
sible at any business. Capital not re
quired. You can live at home and work
in spare time only, or all the time. All
of both sexes, of all ages, grandly suc
cessful. 50 cents to $5 easily earned
every evening. That all who want work
may 'test the business, we make this un
paralleled offer: To all who are not well
satisfied we will send $1 to pay for the
trouble of writing us. Full particulars,
directions, etc., sent free. Immense pay
absolutely sure for all who start at once.
Don't delay. Address Stinson & Co.,
in presents given axcay.
Send us 5 cents postage,
jjj anu Dy man you win get
free a package of goods of large value,
mat. win start you in worn mat win at
once bring you in money faster than any
thing else in America. All about the
$200,000 in presents with each box.
Agents wanted everywhere, of either
sex, of all ages, for all the time, or spare
time only, to work for us at their own
homes. Fortunes for all workers ab
solutely assured. Don't delay. H. Hai,
ucrr. Sf Co., Portland, Maine.
DKALUR IX ALL KINDS OF
STAPLE AND FAMILY
I KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND A
WELL SELECTED S TOCK.
Teas, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups,
Dried and Canned Fruits,
and other Staples a
CaoodN DellTered Free
purt of the City.
Cor. Thirteenth and fC Streets, near
A. db JV. Depot.
Dry Goods and Clothing Store
Has on hand a
Dry Goods, Carpets,,.
Hats, Caps, Etc., Etc.,
At picB it were ne?er tanl of Mm n Ming.
I buy my goods strictly for cash and will give my customers the
benefit, of it.
Give Me a eall and convince yourself of the facts.
YOUR BEST TIME
FOR ACQUIRING A PRACTICAL EDUCATION
A DECIDED SUCCESS.
AT FREMONT, NEIL,
Opened successfully Oetqber 21, with ten
teachers and a good attendance, w..ieh
doubled during the first live weeks, and
i still steadily increasing.
Fifty Students iu the Business College
aud Short-hand Classes: nearly titty in
the Normal or Teachers' Department ami
common brandies, and a good attendance
in the Music and Art Departments.
PRESIDENT JONES has had over
twenty years experience iu Educational
PROFESSOR HAMLIN, Principal of
the Business College, has had over tifteeu
yearB' experience and is a Superior Pen
man and Expert Accountant.
PROFESSOR MOHLER is an original
and inspiring teacher in the Natural
Science and Business Departments.
PROFESSOR LAWTON, of Boston,
Mass.. is a superior instructor in Music.
Miss Sarah Sherman, of Chicago, is an
artist of rare talent and skill, aud a mot
successful Teacher. MNs Lydia L.
Jones and Miss Jessie Cowle- are grad
uates of the Northwestern university,
and able teachers. Mr. A. A. Cowles is
a practical short-hand reporter and an
adept at type-writing. The other teach
ers are thoroughly qualified.
EXPENSES VERY LOW.
Tuition for fifteen weeks $15. Board
costs from $2.50 to $3.00 a week. In
clubs and by self-boarding it costs less.
Places can be found for several more
students who wish to pay part or whole
ol board by housework or chores.
The WINTER TERM of 15 weeks will
begin Dec. 30, but students can kntki:
at any time, and are doing so contin
ually, paying charges only from time of
entering to time of leaving.
For particulars address the under
signed, W.P.JONES, A. 31.,
Prest. of Normal College, Fremont, Neb.
Land Office at Grand Island, Neb.J
Nov. 12, 181. J
"VTOTICE is hereby given that the fol-
11 lowiug-named settler has tiled notice
of his intention to make final proof in
support of his claim, and that said proof
will be made before Judge of District
Court, at Columbus, Neb., on the 27th
day of December, 1884, viz:
Johann 3Iuting, Homestead No. 93!X),
for the S. i, N. W. X, Section , Town
ship 19 north, of Range 2 west. He names
the following witnesses to prove his con
tinuous residence upon, and cultivation
of, said land, viz: W. Crosby, S. E.
3Iorgan, Peter Noonan, James Noonan,
all of Platte County. Nebraska.
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Land Office, Grand Island, Neb.)
Nov. 15th, 1884. J
NOTICE is hereby given that the fol
lowing named settler has tiled notice
or his intention to make final proor in
support or his claim, and that said proof
will be made before Judge or District
Court, at Columbus, Neb., on the 27th
day or December, 1884, viz:
Franz J. Nussen, Homestead No. 9510,
Tor the E. i, or N. W. , Section 14,
Township l'J north, or Range 1 east. He
names the following witnesses to prove
bis continuous residence upon, and cul
tivation of, said laud, viz: H. Backen
hus, U. Wurdeman, U.Kcrsch, II. Asche,
all of Platte County, Neb.
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r Taken up at our premises, Oct. 16th,
after many trials,
Seven pigs about three months old.
Owner will prove property and pay
27-5 Plkyte Bros.
Whitubreast Lump Coal
Cauoii Dity "
Colorado Hard "
ETA GOOD SUPPLY.
TAYLOR, SCHUTTK& CO.
DRY GOODS !
Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps,
warn goods and notions.
LOW PRICES FOR CASH.
splendid stock of
CONDON & JtcKENZIE,
Cor. Olive and 13th Sts.,
a new and lull
Dried and Canned Fruits of nil kinds
guaranteed to be best tuuh'ti.
A well selected new stock, which will bo
sold a- cheap as the cheapest.
BOOTS AND SHOES,
A NEW AND WELL SELECTED
TOCK TO CHOOSE FRO.M.
Flour at Prices to suit all Focksts !
J3TBUTTER, EGGS and POl'LTRV,
aud all kinds of country produce taken
in trade or bought for cash at the highest
market prices. iy
A WORD OF WIKM.X;.
FAR3IERS, stock rai-er.s, and all other
interested parties will do well to
remember that the "Western Horse and
Cattle Insurance Co." of Omaha is the
only company doing busiuesinthi-. utate
that insures Horses, 3Iulis and Cattle
against loss by theft, accidents, dNca.cs,
or injury, (as also against Iosh ,y (ire and
lightning). All representations by agMits
or other Companies to the contrary not
withstanding. P. W. II ENRICH, Special Ag't.
l-"-y Columbus, Neb.
Land Olllce at Grand Island Ni-b.,
Nov. l'tth, 1-54. f
NOTICE is hereby given tint the Tol-lowing-nanied
settler has tiled notice
of his intention to make Dual proof in
support of his claim, and that said proof
will be made before Clerk of District
Court of Platte county at Columbus,
Neb., on Tuesday, " January i::th,
l&fi, viz: " '
August Bentel Homestead No. w;io
for the S. , of N. W., .section ;,
Township 20 north, of Range 1 west. He
names the following witnesses to prove his
continuous residence upon, and cul
tivation or, said land, viz: Ignatz Zach,
Ignatz Veith, John Daly and Albert
Schroeder, all of Humphrey, Platte
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Land Office at Grand Island. Neb ,)
Nov. 22d, lv4. f
NOTICE is hereby given that the
following-named settler has tiled
notice or his intention to make final
proor in support or his claim, and that
said proor will be made before the Jud"e
or the District Court at Columbus, Ne
braska, on the 2d day or January, lsyr.,
David L. Conard. Homestead No. 112sO.
for the N. K S. W. X, and lots 3 and 4, of
Section 14, Township IS north, or Range
4 west. He names the following wit
nesses to prove his continuous resilience
upon, and cultivation of, said laud, viz:
Wm. J. Irwin, John J. Truman, John
1 cterson, Joseph L.Truman, all or Platte
S1G C. HOSTETTER. Register.
Land Office at Grand Island, Neb.,)
Nov. 6th, 1SS4. f
NOTICE is hereby given that the rol-lowing-named
settler has tiled notice
of his intention to make final proor in
support of his claim, and that said proot
will be made before the Clerk or the Dis
trict Court or Platte county, at Colum
bus, Nebraska, ou Friday, December
26tb, 1884, viz:
Wilhelm Streblow, Homestead No. J233,
Tor the N. W.K. Section 18, Township 1!),
north of Range 1 west. He names the
following witnesses to prove his continu
ous residence upon, and cultivation of,
said land, viz: John F. Shure, Jacob
3Iansbach, Anton Rein, Charles Brandt,
all of Humphrey, Platte Co., Neb.
29-6 C. HOSTETTER. Register.