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A. X N. TI.MK TABLE.
70 a. m.
t as p.m.
, .The passenger! naves Lincoln at 85 p.m., and
' trrive at Columbus 925 p. m; the freight leaves
' tJ nnoln at 7 A5 a. nu, and arrives at Columbus at
4.-00 p. m.
Col. Local :. 610 a. m
Afliwti Er... 7 AS a. m
Or. Ik. Ical 9.4 a. m
Nr. PI. Local. 10 p.m
Fast Mail 2:00 p. m
Local Fr't. .. 6 41a.m
Limited 1035 a. m
Nr. PI. Local. 1:10 p. m
Fast Mail .... 6:20 p.m
Or. In. Iocal. 8:Kip.m
No. 3. Fact Mail, carrion pwsenRer
throned tviiniK. Going wert at 8.03 p. rn., ar
rives at Denver 7:10 a. m. No. 2. Fast Mallear
"riea passengers to Fremont. Valley and Omaha
tiiing cast at 2:00 p. in. No. 31, freight, carriee
pa-iiipnors. goes wt WS a. m.
The f reicht train leaving here at 4:10 p. m. car
ries iuiH3onRerH from here to Valley.
COLDMIirS AND NOUFOLK.
laenKPr arrive from Sioux City 12S0 p. m
leaves for Sioux City fiiO p. m
Mited leave for Kiour City 730 a. m
Mixed arrive..... HA) p. m
FOn ALBION AND CEOAtt It riD8.
Mixed leaves CM)n.m
Mixed arrive 8:i0p. m
Pnneti;er lenvpM 130 p.m
arrives 12:J0 p. m
Sorietg jga fires.
Jir-AH notices under this beading will o
ch.irgt! at tho rate of $2 a jenr.
A LEBANON LODGE No. M, A. F. & A. M.
t KeRiilur wet'linim il Wednesday in each
Jk month. All brethren incited to attend
rr j. i). stihes, v. m.
'.V. it. KoTKvnas. Soa'y. fOJuly
WII.TtKY I-OIXlKNo.U. 1.O.O.F..
"- mmtii Tui4uiav eveninca of each
Pweek at their hall on Thirteenth
iitreet. Vimting brethren coruiallj
W. A. V AY. . It
V. K. Notemtux, Sec'y.
COLUMBIA CAMP No. ST.. WOODMEN OF
the World, mecta every itecond and fourth
Thurlavs of the month. 7SW p. in., nt Oehlricli'n
Hull. Thirteenth Mreet. lleular attendance ii
erj desirable, and all vimtini; brethren are cor
dially invited to meet vith un. jan23-'f5
EOKOANIZEDCHUKCH OF LATTEIUDAV
Saint hold regular erviee every Sunday
at 2 p. ui., prajer meotinc on Wednesday evening
at their chattel, corner of North street and Pacific
Avenue. All are cordially invited.
- 13iuls Elder II. J. Huusojj. Predent.
VANO. PBOT. CHUKCH. (Oerm. Keform.)
Service everj' SuntLiy nt 103C a. in. Bap
tisms, raarriaxei and funeral sermons are con
ducted !y the Pastor in the, Oerman and English
language, lii-sulence, tvasntngtou Ave. anu
14nov-St E. De Oelleu, Pastor.
Dr. Xanmann, dentist, Thirteenth
Dr. T. 11. Clark, Olive street. In
office at nights.
Dr. Arnold is out again after his
long and tedious illness.
One of tho latest forms of solutation
is: How are your X rays?
The Cceilians meet with Miss Pearl
Mosgrove next Monday evening.
Ed. Early and II. O. Cross made a
business trip to Oconee Monday.
Drs. Martyn, Evans & Geer, office
three doors north of Priedhof's store, tf
Dr. L. C. Voss and C. F. O. Meissler,
Homeopathic physicians,Columlus, Neb.
David Thomas was in tho city Sat
urday doing business at the court house.
-Preaching at Ires' school house nest
Sunday at :i o'clock p.m., by Rer. Moore.
As we write, 10::K1, Tuesday morn
ing, it is snowing again, with good
C. B. Tomlin's children have all been
under the weather, all now better ex
William Hugel'a saloon was closed
yesterday by creditors. The hard times
I Hold went to St. Joe, Mo.,Thnrs
' day, where he was called by the sudden
death of his mother.
- President Hovey of tho Citizens'
bunk, Humphrey, was in the city Mon
day attending court.
Messrs. Sacket A' Smith of Albion
passed through tho city Monday home
ward bound from Omaha.
Paul Hagel was in Lincoln Thurs
day last attending a meeting of tho
butler and egg association.
llev. De Geller will administer con
firmation to a class in the German lie
formed church on Palm Sunday.
Miss Martha Johnson closed a two
weeks' reriral service Thursday sho has
leen holding at the Baptist church.
R. P. Drake of Humphrey, passed
through the city tho last of the week on
his way to Iowa, on n business trip.
A. P. Kiel is out again, without
crutches, having had a long 6iege from
the effects of a fall from a load of hay.
An irrigation meeting almost every
nighb has been on tap nt Oconee for the
last ten days, and still the end seems
-Lioran Clark, whose home has been
in Albion for a number of years, is a very
.sick man at Omaha, reported steadily
Mrs. Frank Sott of Duncan, (daugh
ter of Wra. Dietrich of this city) gave
birth the (5th to twin boys, both big and
Page is no new fad. It has had 15
years' experience. See sample on Elev
enth street. A car load of Page fence
P. H. Kelley has leased his farm to
Charles Kelley and, we learn, is intend
ing to .take a trip to the Rocky moun
tains by wagon.
Bev. and Mis. Bross passed through
the city Saturday on their way to Cedar
Rapids from Michigan, where they vis
ited several weeks.
Page goods sell best where they have
been longest tried. See sample on
Eleventh street A car load of Page
fence just received.
Mrs. M. W. Walters returned Satur
day from a two weeks trip to St Louis
und St Joseph, where she was in the
interest of her store.
Page sales have increased over 500
per cent in four years. See sample on
' Eleventh .street A car load of Page
fence jnst received.
J. M. Wolfe has completed his work
for the directory in the city, and went
to Platte Center Monday. Thence he
' goes to Humphrey and so on.
Gottfried Ingold and Miss Susannah
Urech were married yesterday afternoon
at the parsonage of the German Re
formed ckmrch by Bev. De Geller.
-And the shield of the Great Bepablie,
Tlie glory of the West,
8hmll bear a stalk of the Usseled core.
Of all oar wealth the beat!
Edna Dean Proctor.
The Page have the largest plant of
the kind in the world. See sample on
Eleventh street A car load of Page
fence just received.
Miss Bertha Woods, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. George Woods of Polk
county, formerly of this county, died at
her home February 27th, aged 15 years.
There was a telephone talk yester
day morning with Fremont, saying that
there was such a blizzard there, with
snow, that you couldn't see across the
Mrs. Walters has jnst returned from
the east with an entire new stock of
spring and summer millinery. She
will have an opening from March 90 to
April 4. 1
Junior League literary and panto
mime entertainment at the Methodist
church next Friday evening, March 20.
Admission 15 cents; children under 15,
Fred Reitz has a boot and shoe
shop on Eleventh street two doors east
of Jodrxal office. He makes and re
pairs shoes. Good work. Living prices.
Call and see him. 4t
A large number of resident freehold
ers of tho city are petitioning the city
council to open tho crossings on M and
K streets leading north from Eleventh
to Thirteenth street.
Be sure to attend the spring open
ing nt Mrs. Walters' millinery store,
which will last one week beginning
March 30. The latest styles for spring
and summer will be shown. 1
Mrs. John Edgar of Schuyler died
there last Wednesday from a stroke of
paralysis. She had a stroke about two
years ago. She was 56 years old, and
well known to many of our readers.
B. P. Duffy returned Wednesday
from Missouri and brought a car load of
potatoes with him. There has been a
general complaint here this winter
against the potatoes raised by irrigation.
For good reasons Rev. Pulis' topics
for last Sabbath were changed from the
notice published in last Joubkai, and
will be used next Sabbath morning,
Yo are not your own"; evening, "Gallio."
A correspondent in today's Journal
has something to say on the water works
ordinance, etc. There are always two
sides of course. As a fact we learn that
thirty meters have already been ordered
Jim Frazier shipped three loads of
fine ripe beeves Tuesday night to Liver
pool, England. The average was near
sixteen hundred for the 70 head. John
Wurdeman started out with the ship
ment They were consigned to Sham-
borg fc Son.
Mrs. J. N. Taylor is suffering from
the effects of a fall received in the house
Monday. She was alone at the time and
it is supposed she lay prostrate for as
much as a half hour before help reached
her. The exact nature of the injury is
Tho pupils of Prof. Leavy's room
have considerable sparring lately in
spelling contests, which seem to create
a lively interest, and, by the way, the
hardest words are used. Miss Lillie
Hagel was the champion speller in the
Wash Good, White Goods,
Dress (foods, the latest for
spring and summer, 1896.
Follow the crowd to E. 1).
Fitznatrick's, the White Front
Dry Goods Store. tf
Tho Militia company have rented
the Henry hall on Olive street and about
forty were on hand at the last drill.
Captain Kilian will no doubt haven very
well-drilled company, when spring time
comes. There will lie no "awkward
squad" in this crowd.
J. A. Price of Albion was in the city
Friday last and gave us a call. The
Journal force and Mr. Price being from
the same Ohio county, coming west at
different dates, there was no lack of
material for the reminiscences of an
hour or so. Call again.
Tuesday March 10, at a fire in
Chicago, in the building where John
Gondring's brother conducts a business
college, 500 students, girls and boys,
were kept in line by the principals, Gon
dring and Verden, and, thus avoiding a
stampede, got out in safety.
Last Saturday a heavy snow fell in
tho western part of the state Moore
field, eighteen inches; Elgin, three;
Exeter, twelve; Minden, sixteen; Ogal
alla, eleven; Culbertson, five; Wilcox,
twelve; Holdredge, fourteen; Gothen
burg, same; at this place a very slight
During January there was collected
by tho county treasurer on delinquent
taxes, etc., for years ranging since 1879
$6381.13, a considerable portion of this
being grain notes paid. For the month
of February the amount was $12927.76.
This shows that there has been some
money in the county even during these
Wm. Hoeffelman, a farmer north
east of Platte Center, and one of the old
settlers of the county, made this office a
business call Monday. He is preparing
a fish-pond on his place from a branch
of Loseke creek. The pond is about a
quarter of a mile long and ten feet deep.
He says it scarcely ever goes entirely
dry, and has now in it from three to
four feet of water.
Otto Pohl is rejoicing over the re
covery of his stolen bicycle. It was
found Feb. 27, by a farmer in a pasture
about eight miles north of Hooper. The
farmer read Otto's ad in the Herald, and
came to the conclusion that this was the
wheel which was stolen from Fremont
Feb. 18. He wrote for a description,
and it tallied exactly. C. R. Schaeffer
went to Hooper yesterday and brought
the bicycle back with him. Fremont
The Madison coaipany of guards, the
Allen rifles, are making wonderful
progress, for a company that Las been
organized for only four months. They
do extraordinarily well. The boys be
longing to the company are mostly tall,
straight and well proportioned and make
a good appearance. We opine that if
the Norfolk company are not looking
well after their laurels, they will lose
their prize to their sister city at the
Here k another recipe for making
"maple' syrup, the corn cob giving it
the peculiar flavor:
"To one quart of water take three nice
corncobs and boil until they are soft
Strain the water in which thejr have
been boiled, add one quart of dark brown
sugar to each quart of water, replace on
the stove and boil a little. This makes
a syrup that it would take an expert to
distinguish from pure maple."
Those who are working here for
canal irrigation may find something to
their interest by addressing the following
gentlemen, who, we understand, have
had more or less experience in the
organization of companies: Fred. Cook
and Wm-Vinnager, Elmyra; A. C. Abbott
Moulton; A. M. Bobbins, Ord; County
Treasurer and County Clerk, Loup
county; Burwell Bank, Burwell, Loup
county; Wm. Stevens, Taylor.
A poor, forlorn, dejected saddle
horse with long hair and a sway back
was tied to a post on Eleventh street
Saturday during the snow. He looked
like a cross between a Mexican burro
and a mule. Some local sport, who evi
dently was a McKinley man, tied a
placard on the saddle with the words
"Free Trade" written in large letters
thereon, the living cartoon receiving
forcible recognition from many a passer
by. The condition of the dumb beast
fitly represents the state of the country
under Cleveland and Carlisle's peculiar
Btyle of mismanagement
Tho young people of the M. E.
church all received the following unique
invitation to be present at the home of
C. A. Newman this (Tuesday) evening:
It will be a pleasure.
Beyond all measure.
To welcome you hearty.
To oar, measuring party.
And just what we'll do
I'll tell unto oil
We'll count all right
Your feet in height.
From one to five
Jnst a penny a foot.
Each extra inch
A penny to boot.
If you can't come
TwiU make as all sad.
Bat send as the money
And it won't be so bad.
If you do as this favor.
Oar blessings will fall.
On short and on tail.
The business men of Platte Center
in conjunction with the farmers in this
vicinity have arranged for a meeting to
be held here on Friday afternoon, March
13. Mr. Stevenson, of the firm of Hagel
& Stevenson, will be present and explain
to the people the mode of receiving the
milk, the time and amount of payment,
and arrangement he is willing to make
for cans, and any other details that may
be asked for, and is hoped that every
fanner within a radius of seven miles
will be present whether he intends to
patronize the separator or not The firm
of Hagel & Stevenson will put in the
separator without receiving a bonus or
any other inducements, providing suffi
cient milk can be had to justify the
outlay. Platte Center Signal.
A new light has dawned in the dra
matic world of Omaha in the person of
Miss Helen May North, a talented young
actress, who has been obliged to give up
a very promising career on the stage,
owing to the death of her mother. She
is the daughter of J. E. North and is a
Nebraskan worthy of honor. She made
her debut with Ramsey Morris, in Mon
treal, the play being "Joseph." Since
then she has played many parts and her
recent work was an engagement in which
she played star parts jointly with Miss
Blanche Booth, niece of Edwin Booth.
The simplicity of Miss North's manner
will win for her many friends and with
her comely stage presence and her musi
cal voice she will undoubtedly establish
herself as a favorite for concert programs
and artistic affairs in the city. Miss
North will remain a resident of Omaha.
George and Joseph Henggler are
sinking a well on the farm of the former,
a quarter of a mile north of Shell creek,
and twenty feet from the "blowing" well
described in The Jocrxal some timo
since. At a depth of 50 feet water was
struck, the auger passing through various
strata of mixed soil, clay, coarse sand,
white sand, rusty sand, striking gravel
getting coarser as the anger went down.
At present the auger is fast, so that it
will probably take jack-screws to lift, it
out and as water, the lubricator, would
freeze now, work will not bo resumed
until warmer weather. The diameter of
auger is four inches. Joseph Henggler
tells us he applied the same tests as to
the "blowing" well, and is satisfied if
the action of the other well is duo to oil
or gas below, the same underlies this
one, because so far the indications are
the same in cold weather the air is
sucked downward; in warm weather it
is blown upward.
The school board have been in con
sultation at several special meetings
during the past week, in an endeavor to
reconcile conflicting elements in a case
of discipline in the school of the Eighth
grade, presided over by Miss Ida Martin.
One of the pupils, Miss Alberta Post,
refused to be disciplined by Miss Mar
tin; Mr. Post sued out a writ enjoining
her from inflicting the punishment for
that particular, alleged offence, and thus
the matter is in court. A motion to
iamiaa the temporary injunction has
been made by attorneys McAllister &
Cornelius, to bring the matter to a prac
tical test at once. Miss Martin feels
that her disposition to justly manage
the school under her charge has been
challenged in a legal test, and she faces
the issue. The school board have unan
imously expressed their full approval of
her conduct but of course, (and natur
ally enough), prefer that a speedy hear
ing be had, for the good of the schools.
Columbus' former citizen, Nels
Hasselbach, has been elected president
of a separator creamery company re
cently organized at St Edward A
large number of the patrons of the
schools met Wednesday evening to dis
cuss the situation in regard to the finan
cial condition of the district which, for
the first time in its history, is without
cash on hand to pay the teachers
Upon petition, the commissioners of
Boone county hare called a special elec
tion for the purpose of voting $25,000
bonds for the building of a court house
A letter from Henry Westbrook, in
Georgia, states that he is sick with chills
and that people in general are taking
quinine in large doses; F. L. Sisson says
Georgia is good enough for him. People
afflicted with lung trouble, rheumatism
or catarrh will find great relief there,
but it is a poor place for anyone with
heart trouble, and on that account he
does not expect to return on account of
hiawife. So saya the St Edward Son. 1
KepaMleaa City Man CeaveattoB.
There will be a republican mass con
vention held at Fitzpatrick's hall, Satur
day, March 21, at 7:30 p. m., for the pur
pose of placing in nomination the follow
ing city officers:-
One Councilman from each ward,
Two members of school board,
And for such other business as may
properly come before the meeting.
Br obdeb of Committer.
St. Catharine Reading Circle.
Will meet Wednesday evening, March
18, at the home of Miss Mae Cushing.
Boll call, quotations from "Things of
the Mind," by Bishop Spaulding.
American History, Period 4.
Astronomy, pages 26 to 53.
Music Miss Fitzpatrick.
Recitation. Mrs. Geitzen.
Instrumental solo. Mrs. Smith.
Select reading. Miss Madden.
Vocal solo. Anna Geitzen.
Paper. Miss McMahon.
Thursday evening, pursuant to call,
about thirty enthusiastic republicans
were at hand at the council chamber to
organize a republican club.
Carl Kramer was called to the chair
and J. D. Stires appointed secretary.
tnese selections oeing aitorward, on
motion of Henry Ragatz made perman
ent A committee to circulate among
republicans and secure names for club
membership was appointed, consisting
of: First ward, John Wiggins; Second,
Henry Ragatz; Third, Frank Taylor.
More than a hundred names have been
secured, and still the good work goes on.
Old-time democrats are coming into the
fold, which is the right thing to do. The
good of tho country demands a republi
can administration, and we are sure to
have it before another year.
The meeting adjourned subject to the
call of the chairman.
Merve Knntzloman is driving a good
looking three year old by Muldoon.
Merv says this colt can step along some.
E. H. Chambers' gray pacer Tom Lee
2:16. and John Pollock's chestnut
gelding Joker 2:23 had a tilt up Four
teenth street last week in which the
Joker seemed to have the best of it
C. E. Morse expects to start for Den
ver before long with his string of
trotters. He will have three The Cor
poral 2:124 and a couple of Shadeland
Onwards. The Corporal is big and stout
and never looked or felt so well in his
life as he does now, and the many ad
mirers of the big gelding think be is
good enough to win in almost any class.
It is whispered among the knowing ones
that Charley has another "crack-a-jack"
in the big son of Shadeland Onward,
".North Star," but Charley says he hasn't
had a harness on him this winter and
don't know whether ho is any good
Messrs. Pollock, Kramer, Stires and
Becher were in attendance at the meet
ing of tho republican central committee
at Norfolk, of this Congressional district.
About two-thirds of the committee were
present and decided to hold two conven
tions, the first to select two delegates
and two alternates to the national re
publican convention at St. Louis; the
second to nominate a candidate for con
gress. The first one is to be held at Norfolk,
April 22, at 8 o'clock.
The second at Columbus, Thursday,
August 27, at 2 p. in.
Some of the committee wished to have
but one convention, bnt the two-convention
idea prevailed by a considerable
An effort was made to base the repre
sentation upon the votes cast for Nor
val last fall for judge, but this was
strenuously opposed and the basis was
fixed on the vote for Meiklejohn for
congress two years ago, giving each
county one delegate at large, and one
delegate for every ninety votes and ma
jor fraction thereof.
We print elsewhere the call for the
first convention, to which our republi
can readers are referred.
The Columbus men in attendance at
tho meeting of the committee are to be
congratulated on their success in secur
ing ono of the conventions for this place.
Now let all our citizens do their best to
honor the occasion by providing for the
comfort of their guests on that occasion.
Died, at his
this city, on
Riley, aged 63 years, 11 months and 24
days. He was born in New Jersey and
his earlier life was spent there, yet little
is known of it. He began life for him
self at an early age and his family knows
little of his parents and his earlier life,
but it is known that he did not live at
home and preferred to make his own
way and in that be succeeded and made
his life a success. His earlier days were
spent on a farm and from there he went
on the railroad as a section laborer. He
worked as such first in New Jersey and
later went into Pennsylvania and was
employed on the North Pennsylvania
railway until April, 1866, when he came
west and worked on the new Union
Pacific. He had been advanced in the
meantime and was in charge of a con
struction gang, putting in all the aide
tracks from Omaha to North Bend.
When Schuyler station was located he
was placed here as section foreman and
his section house was the first house in
the present town site. Here has been
his home ever since. In his death
Schuyler loses one of her oldest and
best citizens a man liked and respected
by everybody. Every citizen had a word
of praise for Mr. Riley and if he had an
enemy we never heard of him. He was
upright in all his acts of life and hon
orable in every dealing. Not only was
he very attentive to bis duties, but hon
est in word, act and deed, and the Union
Pacific company valued him very highly.
Thus has passed away a man who was
a man in all the term implies and the
whole community mourns the loss. The
family of the deceased are the saddest
afflicted, but their grief is mingled with
the sorrow of all.
The above we take from the Schuyler
Quill. The funeral was held Friday last
at 2 o'clock, in the opera house, at
Schuyler, Rev. . Myers preaching the
sermon, Rev. Hantel assisting. The
funeral was in charge of the Odd Fel
lows and Masons, a number of both fra-
ternities going from here.
Mrs. F. C. Green came up from Lincoln
Thursday to visit Mrs. A. Haight
Mrs. A. Hagaman visited Mrs. Green
in Lincoln Wednesday and Thursday.
Jesse Meeker returned to Columbus
Saturday after spending the winter in
D. N. Jennings of St Edward, was
visiting his brother and family here over
Mrs. Nichols went to Germantown
Thursday called by the sickness of her
Miss Ethel Galley came up from Lin
coln Saturday and visited over Sunday
with her parents.
Mrs. F. H. Rusche and baby left Tues
day for a visit with friends in St Louis,
then to Columbus, O., to be gone about
Miss Mamie Gallagher of Maryville,
Missouri, has been the guest of Miss
Mary Duffy since Friday, returning to
her home today.
Rev. Father Aaastaia Dead.
Father Anastasia, the Polish priest
who has for the past thirteen years been
in charge of the Polish parishes in this
county, died in Omaha Friday morning
of pneumonia, after a short illness.
During his many years of service here
he had been a great help to his congre
gations, as their leader, adviser and
friend, he being always ready to help
them in their private and public work.
His principal charge was in Duncan
where he had a large and very apprecia
Monday noon the body was brought
from Omaha, a large crowd meeting the
funeral party at the train. Tuesday
morning at 9 the services were held at
the Catholic church, a very large throng
being present, many being unable to get
inside the church. It was estimated
that there were at least 1,400 people
About thirty priests from over this
diocese took part in the services. Bishop
Scannel of Omaha and Bishop Bonacnm
of Lincoln were also present
Mr. E. B. Geer and family of the Nor
folk College Conservatory of Music.
assisted by Miss Lena Spees soloist. Dr.
and Mrs. F. H. Geer and Miss Rickly of
Columbus, will give a concert for the
benefit of the Congregational church,
Friday evening, March 20th. Admis
sion 25 cents, children 15 cents. Fol
lowing is the program:
Prof. E. B. Geer, Vira and Harold Geer.
2. Piano solo "A Curious Story" Heller
3. Vocal solo "Bobolink" Bitchoff
Mias Lena Spees.
4. Piano daet-"Pizzicati" Delit
Vira and Harold Geer.
5. Violin solo March "From The Prophet"
6. Quartetto-'The Old Buckeye State" ....
Mrs. F. H. Geer, Mis Kickly, Messrs. Geer.
7. Piano solo-
Violin solo Theme with Variations
Vocal solo (violin obligato) "The Holy
Miss Lena Spees and Prof. E. B. Gear.
String trio "Norma et L'Elisire"
Vira, Harold and Prof. E. B. Geer.
Piano duet Selections from fastoral
I a. Scene by the Brook.
b. Merry Meeting of Country Folk.
( c. The Storm.
Mcedamea E. B. and V. H. Geer.
District 44 aad Vicinity.
Wm. Moore is quite a successful "hog
raiser and has the largest herd today of
any farmer in this neighborhood.
Our good neighbor, John Browner,
was reported quite sick last week at his
home two miles northeast of the city.
Eight head of the aquatic tribe, four
ducks and four geese from the Platte
river, found their way to our domicile
Saturday evening. Tho falling snow
greatly assisted the fowler with his
piece and decoys in fooling the birds.
While rooting aronnd an abandoned
dry well last Sunday, one of Fred
Luckey's hogs fell to the bottom, about
thirty feet A rope was carried down on
ladders, fastened to the hog and he was
drawn up hand over hand by five stal
wart men. The porker weighed about
200 pounds and was not much the worse
for his tumble.
The weather was cold last week and
more suitable for putting up ice than
for farm work in the field, but a few
farmers made tho attempt to break down
corn stalks. Snow began falling Satur
day at 7:30 a. m., and continued falling
gently until dark, when one inch of "the
beautiful" covered the ground. The
snow came from southeast and east.
Over the Boulevard.
Larry Byrnes, father of J. C, is in a
very feeble condition this winter.
Mr. Kipple has rented his farm and
moved to the western part of town.
Mrs. Lockhart is very badly afflicted
with rheumatism in her arms and hands,
so much so that she requires aid in
dressing and eating.
Albert Stenger and H. B. Reed were
in the regions of Monroe and Oconee
last Thursday and Friday in the inter
estof the Farmers' irrigating canal.
The surprise party at George Galley,
jr'&.iast Friday evening was a decided
success, about thirty present. They
spent the time with games and dancing
and all report a very pleasant time.
Charlie Rose, who rented Mrs. Stew
art's farm last year, has accepted a posi
tion with his brother in Green River,
Wyoming, at 950 per month and expen
ses. We did not learn what kind of
business it would be.
If we would only take the burden
appointed for each day, we might easily
manage it; but we choose to increase
our trouble by carrying yesterday's over
to today und adding tomorrow's burden,
before we are required to bear it John
The engineers for the Farmers' Stock
Company have been out locating the
canal line. They report that they can
tap the Loup five miles above the old
survey, and will be able to get water up
over the bluff. Mr. George Lawrence
and Mr. Fred. Gottsohalk are engineers.
The Paradise ef tke Paeile.
Three grand tours to Honolulu.
I Hawaiian Islands, "The Paradise of the
Pacific," via Union Pacific system and
Oceanic Steam Ship Co. Leaving Omaha
the morning of Jan. 16th, Feb. 11th, and
March 6th. Only nine days from Omaha
to Honolulu. $205.00 for the round trip,
including stateroom and meals on steam
ers. Tickets good for nine months, with
ston-over nrivilexrea. For information
1 and ticket apply to J. B. Meagher.
Fbischholz Wednesday last at 5:30
p. m., after an illness of four weeks, of
bronchitis, Katie, youngest child of -Mr.
and Mrs. G. Frischholz, aged two years.
It had been thought that she was
better, and she took breakfast and din
ner with the family on the day of her
death, and talked and walked fifteen
minutes before her death.
The funeral services were held Fri
day, 10:90, at the Catholic church, and
the body buried in tho Catholic ceme
tery. The bereaved family have the heart
felt sympathy of all their acquaintance
in their bereavement.
Mb. Editor: Referring to the late
celebrated ordinance passed by our very
dear and honorable city council, let's
you and I sit down for a while and look
at and talk about it, (the ordiuance not
the council.) To start our talk, let's say
200 citizens of this city are consumers of
city water, let's say their plants have
cost them an average of $75.00 each (too
small I believe by $25.00.) We find tho
200 citizens have paid out $15,000, not
counting the numerous repairs to pipes
and hydrants nor the water tax each
year, l presume they have all paid tho
tax, or rent whichever is the proper
word, for otherwise our genial, agreeable
and ubiquitous commissioner would have
"shut your water off." "Times are hard,"
Mr. Editor. Our state has not "blossom
ed as the rose" in the past few years.
Some of us are "making a living," others
are "living in hopes." This ordinance
requires us to put in meters by May 1st.
These meters cost $12.00 each (the best,
every one would want the best, they are
cheapest in the end) the plumber charges
$4.00 for putting them in (ho nlono is
allowed to do the work,) total cost put
ting in one meter $16.00, for 200 meters
$3200.00. This is exclusive of the cost of
repairs, or cost of water afterwards. This
tax to come npon us at a time when wo
can least afford it, and threequarters, or
$2400.00, goe3toeastern manufacturers!
God bless this eastern manufacturer, the
poor western devil can beg. But, Mr.
Editor, what reason, what justice, what
sense is there in such actions? I have
asked this question before, sonio say it is
politics, that the council would rather
"cinch" all consumers of water three to
five thousand dollars than say that every
man using city water shall pay according
to the size of "tap" he has, no matter
whether he waters 160 acres or 22 feet.
To illustrate: A has i of a block, his
"tap is 2 inch, he uses water 5 hours per
day; B has of a block, his "tap" is ?.,
inch (same size as A's) he uses water 5
hours per day. A now pays $7.50 and B
$4.00; why don't both pay same, or why
not let A run twice as long as B, if they
want to equalize? Others say the coun
cil passed this ordinance because some
"people were stealing" water. I deny
this; but if they will say "some people
use it longer than the present ordinance
permits," then that is right. But, sir, it
would not require a Philadelphia lawyer
nor a Pinkerton detective to catch those
people, in fact, I honestly believe that
our genial, agreeable, six-office-holder
commissioner, in spite of the weight of
the offices he carries could, if only he
would, catch ("ketch") these "stealers"
(alias rogues.) I hear, too, the council
claim they are using too much coal. Has
any tax-payer complained of coal used?
Does the council know that the coal used
was necessarily used ? Will the city save
three to five thousand dollars in its coal
bill by enforcing this ordinance without
increasing the cost to the water con
sumer that much? if not, then had not
we better spend the money in coal and
let our local coal dealers have it, than
spend it in meters and let tho eastern
manufacturers have it? Now, Mr. Edi
tor, two or three hundred people com
prise the water consumers of Columbus;
they live here, pay taxes here, have tho
interests of the city at heart. Whatever
water they use for drinking, bathing,
laundry or lawns tends to benefit the
health, the cleanliness or the beautifying
of the city. Two or three hundred peo
ple comprise the Union Pacific railroad
company. They do not live in the city,
have no interest in the city and all the
water they use goes out of the city, yet
our council put in a meter for them, at
our expense, and charge them 8c per
thousand gallons, while we must put in
two or three hundred meters, still at
our expense, and pay from 50c to 8c per
thousand gallons. I am unable to see
where justice comes in there. Does it
make any difference in tho cost to tho
city whether several thousand gallons of
water go in one engine, several thousand
in another, or several thousand to wash
a car or sprinkle the little grass patch at
the depot or whether the same amount
should be used on the various lawns and
in the dwellings of the city? I can't see
how it would. Why should a man, in
moderate circumstances, who only needs
1,000 gallons pay 50c for it while the
wealthy man who can afford to use all he
chooses get it for 8c? Is there any
reason or justice in that? I can't see it
Bnt suppose you refuse to put in this
meter, what then? Why "your water
will be shut off." "Then what becomes
of the $50 or $150 1 have paid to put in
my plant, connect with the city mains,
etc?" "That's for you to say," is the
reply. Now, I would like to know
whether, after the city has permitted me
to connect with its mains, at a cost of
$50 to $150, and I have lived np to its
requirements, paid the charges for using
the water, can it now come to me and
say you put in a meter, at a co9t of not
leas than $16.00, God only knows how
much more, or we will deprive you of the
use of city water and thereby render
your waterworks plant valueless and put
you to annoyance and inconvenience? I
understand, Mr. Editor, that I can get
this information by going into court, but
that is expensive, for the lawyers, that
we have thought for the past 30 years
were the only persons competent to
make laws for us, have so made them
that one can easily get into court, in fact
it is hard for us to keep out of court, but
when you try to get out of court is when
the dear lawyer gets the laugh on you,
and if you do get out with your character
left you can feel fortunate, no matter
what you were worth in dollars and cents
when you went in. I would rather pay
the council's cinch than be cinched and
seethed by the dear lawyer.
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Real Estate Tnuwfrrs.
Becher, Jroggi & Co., real estate agents,
report the following real estate transfers
filed in tho office of the county clerk for
Platto county, Nebraska, since the date
of thoir last report:
Ore Van Oon to Nel 1' Nelson. nS"
rwVu 3tX.20-K. w. d S 300O 00
Win Eimew, jr., to Ore Van Owen, bH
swU, SO-20-lw. nctl 2000 00
John Prorok to Michael Nekolizac.Bw1.
Be, 15-lS-w. wtl 800 00
Michael NekolizactoMarcinnn Prorok,
bw.U ne4, 13-13-2W, wd SCO 00
City of Colnmhus to J 11 Galley. 20x60
feet abnttinir block "B" Columbia
Square, irtl V 00
Hannah Mott to C J Gnrlow, eV4 bwH,
S4.ltf-3w.wd 300 00
Ellen Daffy to Anton Fangman, lot 8, v
bl 10, Locknera 1st add to Hunphrey.
wd 100 00
Anton Fangmnn to Joseph Fangman,
8W4. Sl-20-2w. wd 1500 00
Elraira L Bacon to Mary E Keeler. i
BWi. S-13-2w. wd 2000 00
Co Treasurer to Mason E Beall, lot 2,
I1 201, Columbus, tax deed taxes
Patrick Cole to Kittio Willard, 84x132
inbl"A"Beckerau!dtoCol.,d.... 2000 00
II an s II Peters to Joseph Krause, nili
swVi and seU. 27-19-1 w, wd 7300 U)
Pioneer Townsite Co to Hans J Peter
son, lota 15 and 16, bl 8, Lindaay, wd. 150 00
Wm Burrow et al to James Burrows,
part noU, 30-t-2w, qcd 400 00
U P Ky Co to Franz Zach. nii nw!, 2-
20-lw, o,cd 1 09
C E Earley to Mary A Early, o 14 ft lot
7 1)1 85, Columbus, vriL 1 00
Henry C CarriB to Andy Jensen, sii bw
li, CO-19-lw, wd 2100 00
Andy Jansen to Henry C Carrig, aii ew
h. 20-19-lw, wd. 2400 00
Chas Schimanski to John Fittje, eii eo
U. 34-19-lw, wd 2330 00
Anna Mohler to Platte County. eJJ se1
neK, l-lti-2w, qcd 4 00
F F Clites to Chaa Schuth, swK. 4-20-
lw, wd 400 00
Peter Jaixen to John H Jaixen. ni bW
li, 15.19-2w.wd 230000
Chas Segelke to Wm Segelke, lots 3 and
4 bl 111. Columbus, wd 3o00 00
Jacob Weidner to Anton M Weidner, w
ii 8W4. 12-20-3W, wd 1000 00
Mary C Sleffes to Mary J Forsaith, lot 5
bl 1, Ottis 1st add to Humphrey, wd . 400 00
Geo Lass to Wilhelm Steblow. wVJ nw
f4. "-19-2w,wd 2300 00
Ernestine Wendt to William Wendt, ne
!.,, 9-19-1 w. wd 00
William Wendt to Franz Wendt, nej,
Joseph Krauto to Franz Kranse, a!4 se
t, 4-19-1 w, wd 2772 50
Joseph Kraiifo to Hermen Wendt, n'i
ee'4, 4-19-1 w, wd 2772 50
Henrietta Prochnow to Edward Htein-hnus,Biel4,13-19-2w,wd
Henrietta .Prochnow to Frederick G
Dierks, we1, 31-t9-2w, and nol '.
5-1H-2W, wd 1855 00
Chns S Stebbins to Winesty Bogus, iw'i
nwU. S-W-2w.wd 00
Same to John Chebda, ne1 nwK, 5-19-2w,wd
Henry Clabnrn to Elizabeth lacy, nVi
nw4, 2S-19-2W, wd 4000 00
O M Wallace to Thomas Ottis,neqr and
n'i se qr, 3tJ-20-lw, wd 6000 00
W J Erwin, executor to Christian Hen
ricksen, s5S sw qr, 15-19-lw, execntoru
deed 1500 CO
W G Conard to Wm Webster, lots land
2, bl 3, Osborn'd add to Monroe, wd . . 000 00
Leon C Langhlin to Christian Znra
brann. lot 1, bl 169, Columbus, wd.. . 40 00
Geo Doske to Philip II Dietz, e'.i sw.'i
0-17-lw, wil 1201) 00
Hope Cemetery AeB'n to Christian Ol
scn, lot 149, Hope Cemetery, wd 5 00
Same, to Edna K Case, lot 129, Hope
Cemetery, wd 5 00
Hugo Schaad to Herman Gigak, niJ ne
qr 17-18-le, wd 2160 00
Edward A Gorrard to Sarah Kobley,
lota 10. 11 and 20. bl A; 25, 28. 29. 51.
inblB;3inF; 7 in D; 3,6,7. 18, 32
in G; 1, 24, 27. 19. 35, 3. 44, 45. 43. in
11; 2 in J; 5 in K; 4 in L; 6 in U, and
pt nwqrswqr6-17-2w, wd. 1 00
Elizabeth Lacey to Anna J Clayburn,
nJJ nw qr 23, ne qr ne qr 29. ne qr sw
qr21-18-2w,wd. 4100 00
James Burrows etal to Geo N Lamb,
nwqrneqrand t!1 ne qr ne qr 30-19-2w,qcd
Wesley L Kowo to H S Elliott, w'.t sw
qr 31-19-Sw, wd. 1300 00
Robert McAllihter to Maggie Hensley.
lot 4, bl 13, Stevens add to Colum
bus, wd 500 00
Sheriff Platte Co. to L W Wearer, lot
9 and 10, bl U, Gemml's add to Co
lumbus, sheriff's deed 350 00
Forty-nine transfers, totai. $70,076 20
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Stanton Register: C. C. McNiah is
now being put forward as a candidate
for state treasurer on the republican
ticket. His withdrawal from the race
for congress will no doubt please some
of the other candidates for that oflco,
for Mo is a rustler and when he wants
anything in the political line he goes
after it hard. If a republican is to be
elected to the state treasurer's office it
might as well be McNiah as any other.
Wayne Herald: The city council
passed an ordinance Monday evening,
imposing a license tax of f500 per annum
on every fire insurance company, cor
poration or association doing business
within the limits of the city of Wayne.
The money received in this way will be
placed in the fund for the volunteer fire
Schuyler Quill: Recently a cow of
Joseph Smatlan's got at some millet and
ate so much of it she nearly bunted.
Dr. Bernard took 'the suffering animal in
charge and performed an operation upon
her that was rather novel. He made an
opening in her side, just back of the last
rib, and cut open the stomach and from
it took four bushels of millet. This
sounds like a great amount, bnt those
who saw say it is true and not exagger
ated. The cow is all right and the cut
in her side is healing.
Valley Enterprise: Valley's crack
hunters, Flor, Egbert and Williams,
shipped their hunting paraphernalia,
consisting of two boats, a tent, camp
stove and many other articles, to some
point on the Platte river west, and will
quietly float down the big muddy and
hunt as they float. Messrs. Rogers of
Schuyler and Gilkenson of Wahoo, will
also be in the swim. The boys expect to
have a wagon load of game when they
Fremont Herald: An unsuccessful at
tempt appears to have been made to
wreck the Union Pacific train near North
Bend, recently. Several spikes had
been driven into the ties in such a way
that had the train struck them it would
have been derailed. It maybe that it
was simply the work of boys, as a simi
lar case once proved to lie, but it is
supposed that it was a bold attempt
made to ditch one of the trains. The
spikes were discovered by a section hand,
shortly before the arrival of the through
east bound passenger. The train was
held at North Bend until the spikes
were removed William Peterson has
distilled alcohol from sugar beets, a
deputy revenue collector being an inter
ested spectator of the operation.
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