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WEDNESDAY. JULY 11. ISM.
A. AN. TIME TABLE.
I'firS. i FpBJ.l.
.:'arrV-!xsbas ! BXi n.m.; 2:r,0p.m.
Brilmmd -9:30 " S20
David City S.ls " j 1:15 p.m.
Seward 10:2-2 " 7:r,
Arrivet tt Lincoln H-.sra.m.lMhr.O "
The pisencer leaves Lincoln at fi:40 p. in., and
rr:7eP7t Columbus 9X0 p. m; the freight leaves
J .noln ut 7;ir. a. m., and nrrivef at Colnmbns at
4 00 p. in.
AtlaMic Ks. - S3 a- m ! Pacific Ex.. .101.;
t-liif io Ek. 12:40 p. m I Denver Ex.... lj
f.ir..:ts1 55 i). in Limited .. .
C.-A. Ical 5i a. m I I.-ocal Fr t . .. )..J
No S Fa-t Mill, carri-M iJiiuyi
ThrouYh.int-. Coins ti-t at 000 5'. "
rive at Denver 7:10 a.m. No. 4. Fast Mail
Tif pBi",-nrf r?. coIiir a.-t at l:.-2 p. m.
Tho frf ipht train leaving her at H:'-u p. m.
ries raif-pnKr. from her- to Valley.
u.coi.s,coi.raiBrs wuskiii city.
Pr'iTer arrives from bums City. . . 12i!5 p. in
leavp Columbus for Einc'n lis p. in
arrive from Lincoln . ... 4 10 p. in
" l.-i.ie- for Sioux Citj .. .. :'.:. p. in
Mrn.l leav.-M for iJioux City rfOO::. m
MikmI itrriCT lO.flJ p. in
Full U.iilON AND Cf.PAH KAl'IES.
l'nh"enaL'r le:vi-! ..
J'ni-'dr.per arritt .
Mi.-d arrrvcr . . .
. 2-10 p. m
t:00 ;i. in
litt p. m
. n:lo p. m
ia!f-All uotica ui:der thin h.'adicz will Imj
charged at thf rate of $2 a j.-ar.
A LEBANON LODO E No. H. A. F. &. A. M.
Aiiertular innftiupH 21 Wednesday in eacii
i A? -
month. AH brethren invited to attend
E. H. CHMinnis, w. M.
(iCH. U. BKCiirit, Secy. 20jul)
WILDER LODGE No. 41, 1.O.O.F..
T.i.,.i-i Tn-fi.I:.v fnninsrt of uach
- tm-k at thpir liall on Thirtfiith
utreet. iitin brethren cordially
innl.tl. B.C. Nkwman. N. !
W. It. Nornvrr.JN. St'o'j. 27jaii'.l-tf
EOltttANIZEDC 1IUKCH OF LATTEIt-DAV
tf-iint hold regular ervkvf, cii-ry Sunday
at 2 p. m., prayer meotiiiK on Wed new lay iVenin
ht their chapel, corner of North Mnet and Pacific
Avenue. All aieoidiallj invited.
lSiulsa Elder 11. J. Hudson. President.
1 Tour of ins Worlfl. I
PART No. 16.
i CoUus Journal Coupon.
S.-ud or lirinK one coupon like S
tliiHuitli 10 centrt in cointoTliK
1Z l.l'Mlil's Jodhnai., (ilninhii',
Dr. Nnuiiiauii, ilentist, Thirteenth
-Home rowti apples at Christof
fr.se,n'. 1 1
Special parasol sale at Delsman's
this week 1
-A new invoice of glassware at von
Iiereii Bros.' '1
-Dr. T. H. Clark, Olive street. In
oltice at nighte.
- -Twelve sheets tissue paper for Tie at
riin Bergen Brort.' 2
- Lute North txxk in tho races at Al
bion on the Fourth.
- Low-tie tihoes at as low prices as
ever, at von Bergen Bros.' II
Tho short r it is: pay your occupa
tion tax at once, or bu sued.
-II. M. Winslow contemplates mak
ing a trip west in a few days.
- House to rent, one block east of the
Thurston hotel. L. V. Weaver, tf
Bert. Strother, editor of tho Monroe
Republican, was in the city Monday.
Next Monday has been set for tho
t-lection of oflieersof the canal company.
An ice cream social will bo given in
Frankfort park Wednesday of next week.
The corn crop prospect is about sis
goo.l now aa it usually is, this time of
A few more freight trains are com
ing from the west than we had last
-Karl I'earsall went to Oril to do tho
stenographic, act for Judge Kendall,
People at Omaha are having trouble
these times to keep their clocks from
Twenty-seven car loads of freight
have gone ont of Columbus since the
first da of July.
Mrs. A. Haight sprained one of her
ankles very badly last Tuesday, when
going down town.
- F. C. Turner, who was at Fullerton
tin tho Fourth, says they had some fine
-Tho city attorney has decided that
mulcting chief of police is not entitled
to tho pay of i chief. t
- Farm loans at lowest rates and best
.lerms. Money on hand, no delay.
Becher, Jaeggi .t Co.
License was issued Monday by
County Judge Hensley to Adolph Bader
,and Miss Mary Urech.
H. J. Arnold, M. D., physician and
surgeon. Two doors north of Brod
fnehrer's jewelry store, tf
A. Selleck of David City, has leased
the livery barn on Nebraska Avenue of
George Scott for a year.
C. A. Newman started yesterday for
southwestern Kansas to take a look over
the irrigated lands there.
.Tones, the fisherman, brought in
170 pounds of fish to Mike Cassin Mon
day morning, mostly cat fish.
Dr. J. D. Miles, a resident of Schuy
ler since it was a small place, and a man
1)9 years of age, died there July 4.
The Junior class of tho Congrega
tional Sunday School ha-e a lawn picnic
this afternoon at C. G. Ilickok's.
C. A. Brindley and Harry Newman
went to St. Edward on the Fourth,
where C. A. delivered the oration.
- Mr; Powell of Lincoln preached in
the Presbyterian church hist Sabbath
evening to an interested audience.
. E. Corbin of the U. P. park force
-says crops of all kinds north of Grand
Island are burning up with drouth.
Ed. Early went to Lindsay last
Saturday to take the cashier's place in
the State bank for a couple of weeks.
When in need of an auctioneer, call
on Dave Smith. He will act for you
"with promptness, safety and dispatch, tf
Abrain Scott on the McPherson
place east of the city (now owned by
Mr. Gondring), has fine corn all in tassel.
A. Loeb, a musician of fine ability,
is .sojourning with us, with .a view to
permanency if he can find employment.
.. Children Cry for
The Presbyterian church is under
goTng repairs'this week inside and out,
J. C..Echol6 having the contract.
The proceeds from the ice cream
stand for the Y. M. C. A. in tho park on
the 4th amounted to seventy-seven dol
lars. "- -
Thirty-five doljars and freight will
buy ono'of the" celebrated Buckeye
mowers by applying at once to Henry
We see by the Cozad Tribune that
J. E. Moncrief, who has been teaching
at that place, is going to make his home
H. S. Armstrong was at St. Edward
last week. He reports M. J. Thompson's
patch of potatoes under irrigation a
Henry Luers offers $10 reward for
the conviction of the thief who has been
stealing hay from his shed on Four
teenth street. 1
H. M. Winslow had eight cars of
cattle on tho market in South Omaha;
F. Soholield also had four cars and C.
H. Sheldon one.
- C. A. Newman says in the near
future central Nebraska and especially
Platte county will bloom like the rose
- Let us Jig the canal by all means
and raise from 40 to 00 per cent more
crops, which will make business increase
in about the same ratio.
- Some who would not give anything
to help celebrate in Columbus were
noticed looking for good places to take
iu tho races and fireworks.
-Bixby says that Platte county has
nineteen prohibition votes and that
Allen Gerrard will get every one of them
for governor. Such is humor.
-Found, a lady's pocket-liook with
valuables in it. The owner can have the
same by paying for this notice and prov
ing property. Call on nenry Luers.
1893 real estate tax is due
May 1st and can be paid at of
fice ol Becher, Jaeggi & o. tf
-Wo notice that in Merrick county
one of tho country schools had a gradu
ating class a good innovation for any
district that has the 'material" at hand.
O. D. Butler has had forty head of
steers in the feed lot for the last ninety
days and their average gain was one
hundred pounds per head each month.
- Miss Nellie North, who is home from
attending school in New York the past
year, is suffering from a sprained ankle,
an injury she received sevoral months
Judge Hensley has been talked of
as a candidate for congress. If the pop
ulists and tho democracy should unite,
there would bo a possibility of his elec
tion. John Bloom's high-stepping road
hor.se took fright at some fire crackers
late on the evening of the Fourth and
broke up the cart generally no one
Gus. Becher says that if times were
as good as when under republican rule,
people could afford to borrow more
money and their business would 1)6
Weaver still has some great bar
gains in single harness. You can get a
fair harness for 84.50, good one for $7.50
and $8-50, extra fine rubber-trimmed for
- Becher, Jaeggi t Co. insure build
ings and personal property against fire,
lightning and cyclones, in good and
reliablo companies at lowest current
rates, t f
Reminiscences of the Fair, sixteen
port folios of the World's fair, given
away to our customers. For particulars
call at J. B. Delsman's store, Eleventh
For rent, to a small family, the new
Congregational parsonage, eight rooms,
everything complete, corner North and
Seventeenth streets. Apply to Rev. A.
J. Rogers, tf
-Tho Planing Mill is turning out
large numbers of screen doors, but are
prepared to fill more orders. Call soon,
and get all the benefit to bo had from
this useful article. 1
F. II. Lamb went to Cedar Rapids
Sunday afternoon on his wheel. He
will be gone several days, in the mean
time will look after his interests iu the
nursery at that place.
Miss M. Gallagher was in the city
Thursday on her way to Albion, where
she will teach at tho summer normal six
weeks. She had been attending the
normal school nt Lincoln.
- D. F. Davis has the instruments
from the weather service bureau of Lin
coln, left hero by Rev. Jaudon. Any
one who would like to act as their agent
can apply at the postoffice.
- Rev. Dr. Goodale had morning ser
vice iu the Episcopal church Sunday
last and will continue to hold morning
service on each Sunday until some per
manent arrangement is made.
Tom O'Shea of Madison passed
through the city Monday; ho says the
corn crop north of Columbus must have
a good soaking rain insido of ton days.
Moral: Take stock in the canal.
- A special stock train came in over
the Cedar Rapids branch Sunday night
of 12 cars, David Keller 8 loads from
Fullerton, and E. D. Gould 4 loads from
Belgrade, billed for South Omaha.
The Catholic church is being beau
tifully frescoed by some St. Louis
artists, who have just finished work on
the Catholic church in Humphrey. Tho
work here will take about five weeks.
- Charles Rudat started Sunday for a
ninety-day trip to tho west coast of the
United States, thence by rail to Florida,
and home again. Ho was accompanied
bv Messrs. Pike and Maurer, all of Nor
folk. In all, there were sixty applicants
for superintendent of our city schools,
and about fifty for other positions. A
principal for tho Third ward has not yet
been selected, nor a teacher assigned to
the suburban school.
H. M. "Winslow, having lost a good
many hogs by theft during the last few
months, is now branding his entire herd
with the letter ''II" on the right shoul
der. He offers $100 reward for the con
viction of the thieves. 3t
You will find some bargains in
leather fly nets at Weaver's harness
store. Will close out what is left at al
most your own price 100 string nets
going at $4.50: 72 string at $3.75 per
pair. These are No. 1 nets. 2t
Mrs. George Savidge returned to
Humphrey last Saturday, after having
been in the city about ten days having
her eyes treated by Dr. Willy. Both
Mr. and Mrs. Savidge speak very highly
of the Doctor's ability as an oculist.
County Superintendent Rothleitner
has notified the school board that the
amount apportioned to Platte couuty is
$5,105.61; amount per district from J4
apportioned is $17.25; amount total due
district 1 $870.96; rate per child .863.
A number of Donald McAllister's
young friends gathered at the residence
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Mc
Allister, Monday evening, to enjoy
themselves in a social way, the occasion
being tue sixth anniversary of his birth
The click of the carpenter's hammer
can be heard in Becher Place addition
from early inorn till late at night.
Lindstrom and Heineman's houses are
alxmt completed and C. J. Scott is com
mencing a new house on the corner of
Seventeenth and L streets.
Children Cry for
Blackberries every day, at
A telegram reached here from
Seattle early yesterday morning stating
that Vernie Backus was drowned at that
place Monday. No further particulars.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Backus will sympathize with them in
their deep affliction.
A Sunday Bchool was organized at
West Creston last Sunday, by C. J.
Powell; the officers are: Superintendent,
Mrs. Hutzell; assistant, Mr. Gorman;
secretary, Mr. Hutzell; treasurer, Mrs.
Maxwell. They expect to have an at
tendance of about 35.
The Maennerchor serenaded F. Brod
f uehrer Thursday evening, it being the
anniversary of his birthday. Such kind
ly remembrances are very fit off-sets to
the practical pranks that B rod fuehrer
has been playing on his friends, for lo
these many days and years!
Prof. P. W. Hess will be principal
of the Genoa schools for the ensuing
year at a salary of $85 per month
Mrs. H. H. Hudson has been lying very
ill for the past ten days and this morn
ing shows no signs of improvement.
Silver Creek Times July Cth.
Rev. Olcott preached in the morn
ing and Henry Zinnecker in the evening,
at the M. E. church last Sunday, in place
of Rev. Bross. Rev. Powers of Lincoln,
a former pastor here, will preach morn
ing and evening next Sunday, instead of
last Sunday, as heretofore Announced.
While taking dinner at the Home
restaurant on the 4th of July, our re
porter noticed quite a large number of
folks from all parts of the "county,
readers of The Journal, partaking of
tho bountiful spread prepared by Mr.
Stonesifer, caterer of the Homo res
Twenty-four children attended Carl
Wolford'e "birthday party last Friday.
At four o'clock dinner was served.
With cake, ice cream and lemonade in
abundance on such occasions the
healthy youngster is in a sort or earthly
paradise. Carl received a number of
Many men of many minds, but they
all agree that the solid vestibuled trains
of the Chicago, Union Pacific & North
western Line distance all competitors
with ease. No change or delay at the
Missouri river. For full information
call on or address J. R. Meagher, agent
U. P. System. 2t
Abts Ar Stnpfel have opened a meat
market in the place formerly occupied
by W. T. Rickly, on Olive street, where
they keep, for the accommodation of
their custom, fresh meats of all kinds
and varieties anything yon may wish
in their line of business. Fish always on
hand. Telephone No. 10. tf
He didn't do a thing but make the
trip to Chicago on the Chicago, Union
Pacific & Northwestern Line. Why?
Time the quickest, solid vestibuled train,
no change of coach at the Missouri
river. Through first and second class
sleepers and dining cars. For full in
formation call on or address J. R.
Meagher, agent U. P. System. 2t
"Change cars," nay! nay! Not if
you make the trip via tho Chicago, Un
ion Pacific & Northwestern Line. Few
est changes to Chicago and other eastern
cities. Through vestibuled trains, com
posed of dining cars, first and second
class eleepers and free reclining chair
cars. For full information call on or
address J. R. Meagher, agent U. P.
T. J. Hunt, formerly county super
intendent of Madison county, who came
in on Monday's train from Chicago,
states that the reported five miles of
freight cars burned at that place was
not to exceed one-half mile in length;
however, many of the cars were loaded
with coal and made a very hot fire. He
got into Chicago Thursday, and couldn't
get out till Saturday.
A surprise for our German readers!
The Lincoln Freie Presse, the best Ger
man paper in the west, offers to all
subscribers a new premium book: "Der
Deutschen Hausfrau Kochbuch," neatly
bound, containing 300 pages. $2.00 iu
advance, pays for the The Columbus
Jooknal, the Freie Presse one year and
the book given away on receipt of 10c
for postage all three $2.10.
The Platte Center Signal eays that:
The artesian wells in Shell Creek valley
are now as follows: W. R. Jones, 04
feet; F. B. WTolf, 100 feet; Robert Lewis,
05 feet. Who next?.... Miss Nellie
Shea, who died at Columbus, Ind., July
3d, at the age of 25 years, had been ailing
for many months Louis Held and
family visited with Julius Held Sunday
Born to Mrs. G. N. Hopkins, July 1,
Base ball notes from Schuyler Her
ald: Drs.Martyn and Geer, of Columbus,
were interested spectators of the ball
game Umpire Early had several
knotty questions sprung on him during
the game, but his decisions were devoid
of partiality Deputy Postmaster Al.
Schram, Byron Compton, Frank Wiede
mann and Ben Brodfuehrer were Co
lumbus boys who came down to "holler"
for their boys.
-At Linstrum's all $40
suits at $30 through Ju
ly; $35 at $25. These
are all our own make
and of excellent mate
rial, and must be sold.
Call immediately and
secure a bargain.
Mr. Reed, representing the Pioneer
Ry association of Omaha, was in the
city yesterday making arrangements for
a picnic of the association to be held in
Frankfort park, Saturday next. The
excursionists will be accompanied by a
band of music, and are out for a general
good time. Mr. Reed thinks there will
be at least 1,000 to leave Omaha. Our
citizens should give the visitors a royal
welcome and do all they can to make
their stay here pleasant.
A writer in the Platte Center Signal
says, speaking of the proposed canal
here, that he "is sure there would not
enough water get to Columbus to mn a
sewing machine." This expression is of
a piece with the remainder of the ar
ticle. On the authority of expert en
gineers we beg leave to say that the
proposed canal could, at the bluffs north
of Columbus furnish water enough in
which to comfortably drown all 6uch
writers in a very short space of time if
they dare to take the risk.
Mrs. Thomas Mylett of Lost Creek
township received very painful injuries
from an accident last Sunday while re
turning home from Platte Center. She,
with several others, were in a wagon and
when, while going down a steep grade
near their home, one of the horses fell
and the wagon partly tipped over; all
the occupants jumped out and in so
doing Mrs. Mylett fractured her left
limb, breaking both bones so that they
protruded through the flesh. She is
getting along as well as could be ex
Saturday night last about a dozen
"hobos" had a keg of beer in the rear of
Abts' saloon, and Policeman Phillips,
thinking to find how they would act
toward citizens who might be passing
by, took a citizen witn mm, ana waiKed
down by. One of the "hobos" said
"Here go some local 'hobos,' let's have
some fun with them," and at once began
trouble. This was what our citizens
heard near midnight; four of the shots
were by the "hobos" and one by the
assisting citizen. Policeman Phillips
got a slight bruise in the face, and
landed five of the "hobos" in the.cooler.
Children Cry for
THEY COME IN GREAT CROWDS TO
CELEBRATE IN THIS CITY.
rerytltiiig Contributes to the Pleasure of
the Occasion, and Patriotism Keceives a
Centle Boot that Will be Felt Through
out the Year.
Probably no finer, or more pleasant
day could have been selected, or manu
factured to order for the occasion just
warm enough, just cool enough, no
threatening storm, absolutely nothing in
the way, so far as the weather was con
cerned. The program, while not very elabo
rate, was enough for the occasion, and
the firemen, to whom, with a few other
citizens, we are all indebted for the work
that made the "doings" of the day not
only acceptable but delightful, the fire
men, we say, deserve great praise and if
thej' shall be money out of pocket when
the bills are rounded up, they certainly
ought to be re-imbnrsed.
Those good citizens whose early mprn
ing slumbers were disturbed by the
bombing sounds which reminded the
old soldier of Yicksburg, were the least
hilarious in feeling of any, so much has
the harmony of the nervous system to
do with outward expressions. It is no
less right than expedient, however, that
on the nation's great gala day the first
greeting in tho morning should be a
reminder that somebody lives to rejoice
that on the 4th of July, 1776, a nation of
freemen was actually born on the earth,
although it was only after years of
bloody war and still further years of
earnest thought that the best form of
government on earth was perfected and
began to be a growing wonder to the
world. Changing circumstances and
conditions have made necessary some
amendments, but the constitution which
our forefathers framed has been pre
served to us in all its essential features.
With the added years it more and more
seems to have been a work inspired, so
perfect has it proved.
Early in the day the city began to be
lively with people from the country, and
tho national colors in all shapes were
thrown to tho gentle breeze, making the
prettiest picture that ever can greet the
patriot's eye a flag, representing all
that we have achieved as a nation, and
representing the sovereign power of a
happy, prosperous and free people.
The trades parade took place with a
route as publishediu last week's Jouit
nal, and some of the displays were so
good that they would have been credit
John Huber marshaled the forces
with his usual promptness and success.
The strains of the Columbus band
were welcome notes to a listening public
that has lately been longing for some
good music, and their work was heartily
enjoyed. No public occasion of t his sort
seems American without a- band "to
swell tho breeze."
Next came the city council, the fire
men, the S. of V. drum corps, trades
displays J. H. Galloy, J. B. Delsman,
A. Dussell & Son, Stires & Lamb. Bar
ber & Co., Herrick, Abts & Calto, Fried
hof & Co., Standard Oil.
J. G. Pollock called the assembled
people to order, and, after patriotic airs
by the band, Rev. Elliott returned
thanks to Almighty God for his good
ness, mercy and guiding providence to
us as a nation, after which G. W. Phil
lips, mayor, delivered a very appropriate
address of welcome, touching upon pa
triotic feelings natural to the occasion.
When he gave expression to the thought
that on the next Fourth of July our
friends would be welcomed to a double
celebration, that of the nation's natal
day and the completion of one of the
greatest works of internal improvement
the irrigation and power canal, the
sentiment was heartily cheered.
Rev. Rogers then read the immortal
document which never fails to arrest
the attention of patriotic Americans
when uttered in pure voice and proper
Messrs. Taylor, Whaley, Zinnecker
and Coolidge delighted the audience
with an effective rendering of the song
"All Hail, tho Red, White and Blue."
A. L. Bixby of Lincoln, formerly of
this city, and one of the greatest wits
our country has as yet produced, was
then introduced as the orator of the
day. He preluded his address by re
ferring to the time, sixteen years ago,
when he landed in Columbus with a pair
of bronchos, a carriage, his wife, and a
small amount of money, and said that
ho was thankful that he had his wife
still with him. He was thankful that
thero were so many thousands of happy
homes in tho state, and hoped yet to
acquire one for himself. I am not an
orator, he said, couldn't bo if I wanted
to, and I don't want to. I'll not keep
you waiting more than two hours. He
had written out his speech and he would
Lxead it, men read some more, xne
witty; among the sentiments peculiarly
applicable to the present situation was
that "in times of national distress the
true patriot will counsel obedience to
law. America is the last place on earth
where the anarchist is justified in plying
his hellish avocation. Let revolutions
come, if need be, but let them be peace
ful revolutions at the ballot box. A
government cannot retrograde whose
people can read and write, for those who
can read will think, and those who think
act, and Americans are a nation of
thinkers." As to injustice, he said it
existed and would always exist "until
the Christ principle is established in
business as well as church affairs, and
the golden rule comes homo to roost in
the hearts of all men."
Through the courtesy of the Tele
gram, we are allowed the use of their
type to give the poem read by Mr. Bixby
at the conclusion-of his address:
This is our country's natal morn.
This is the flag we love,
'Its folds upon the breezes bonie)
All other nags above.
Let not n single star be hid.
Each one a blessing briiiKs;
This fliig in band a man can bid
Defiance to the kings.
Behind it sixty million stand
As one united whole
Free men in freedom's holy land.
All working for a "pull."
Here the oppressed of every clime.
Have sought for liberty.
Where all the bells of heaven chime
The anthems of the free.
No tyrant hand may ever seek
To forge the cruel chain.
Or still the voice of those who speak
And never speak again.
Look at our colleges and schools
Whose belfrys kiss the sky.
Where those wno yesterday were tools
May know it all a id die.
Each man a sovereign in his might.
As measured by his vote;
He may this week fur one man light
And next week change his coat.
No humble meed of deference
To titled snobs v.e pay;
But honors give to good hard cense
In animated clay.
When freedom opened wide the gates.
And made this world a better world.
Right here in the United States
Her brightest banner was unfurled.
ADd be who first that emblem bore.
For whom today we shed our tears.
Got up on his hind legs and swore
That it should wave a thousand years.
Unnumbered thousands shed their blood.
To vindicate that grand decree.
And spread the onward rushing blood
Of full, round robust libeity.
Cod blei our land iu woe or weal
And b'.esa each women, child and man.
And teach us all this day to feel
As patriotic as we can.
In the afternoon came the athletic
sports starting with the boys' foot race
all under 12 years, prize Wm. Jones,
$1.50. Same for all under 15 years, 1st
prize Frank Schrier 82; 2d Norbert
Fat man's race won by Steve Ryan,
prize a 6ilk umbrella. Jack Dolan, D.
C. Kavanaugh, Ed. Rossiter and the
successful man were the only contest
ants. Slow horse race, first prize S3, was
won by Chester Albro; 2d by Rollin
The greased pig race created consid
erable excitement, the first time was
declared "off," as the pig broke the
crowd on the Bide of the track and after
being chased by the chasers, got lodged
in Hughs's lumber yard; the second
race followed and Jack Kurt got the pig
for the prize and sold it for $3.
The potato race, prize 81, was won by
George Brodfuehrer; the wheelbarrow
race, prize 81, by Sam Friedhof.
The bicycle tournament was eight
times around Frankfort square, nearly
fwo miles, and was one of the most in
teresting parts of the day's program.
Rudolph Miller, Earl Peareall and F. H.
Lamb were the wheelers, sometimes one
being ahead and sometimes another.
The lead seemed to be between Pearsall
and Miller. On the "home stretch"
there was a Blight collision, Miller being
in the rear of Pearsall; the wheels some
how touched, Miller came to the ground
Pearsall won the race 1st prize, $10, to
Pearsall; 2d, $5, to Miller; 3d, $3.50, to
The boys' bicycle race resulted in
1st prize, 85, to Louis Schonlau; 2d,
83.50. Sam Friedhof; 3d, $l..r0, to Ferd.
The tug of war was what attracted
the notice of the most people; a long
platform elevated about four feet had
been provided; a two-inch cable, also,
and ten Americans strung along on
one-half the rope to pull against ten
Irishmen nt the other end. The tug
lasted for twenty minutes, the muscles
of the contestants bulging up on their
bodies the judges pronouncing the
contest a tie.
The greased pole yet carries the Hag,
no one undertaking to climb it; for a
similar reason the hose and donkey
races did not take place.
A game of base ball between the Co
lumbus Cyclones and tho Punkin Ridg
ers, prize $10, resulted iu favor of the
latter, 5 to 'J. It was a tine game, the
very best playod here this soason, and
Ed. Early had the pleasuro of being the
The fireworks in tho evening, lasting
till 9 o'clock, were witnessed by a host
of people l he aged boys and girls
seeming to be as well pleased as the
little men and women.
The committee will have about 30 to
pass over into the treasury of the fire
department, along with everybody's
Our report last week ended with 2
o'clock Tuesday, July 2.
There were a number of applicants
present who had not been able to inter
view members of the board separately,
and so it was thought best to give them
twenty minutes each, if they wished, to
set forth the salient features of their
experience in school work, etc. The af
ternoon was so occupied, and one of
these gentlemen was selected as super
intendent. On Thursday, morning and afternoon,
the consideration of applications was
tho order of the day.
At 9 o'clock Friday the board met
again and tho president announced tho
standing committees for the year.
Schools and teachers: Taylor, Gal
Supplies: Galley, Lehman, Henry.
Buildings and grounds: Schupbach,
Claims and finances: Turner, Taylor,
Text books and library: Lehman,
Taylor, Henry and Superintendent.
On motion a ballot was taken for prin
cipal of the First ward school, the names
for consideration being Messrs. Leavy
and Weaver, Miss Gallagher and Mrs.
Ballon. The ballot stood Leavy 4, Miss
Gallagher 1, blank 1. The president
announced the election of Mr. Leavy.
The consideration of applications for
tho superintendency then proceeded, the
session closing with an informal ballot
as follows: Newington 2; True 1; Bige
low 2; Dowden 1. Board adjourned to
Monday July 9, at 9 o'clock.
Shortly after calling to order the
board proceeded to ballot, as follows:
First Bigelow 2; Williams, Green,
True and Newington 1 each.
Second Bigelow, Williams and Green
Third -Bigelow and Williams, 2 each;
Green and Dowden 1 each.
Fourth Williams 3; Newington,
Dowden and Hughes, 1 each.
Fifth Williams 4; Bigelow and Dow
den, 1 each.
The president declared William J.
He is a middle-aged gentleman of
twenty years' experience in school work
in Fulton and Franklin counties, In
diana, tho last as superintendent of
schools in a city about the size of Co
lumbus. He is a graduate of Denison
University, Ohio, and is very highly
The board adjourned to July 11, 9
Owing to going to press earlier than
usual last week the following items were
Bert Lawrence was in Columbus a
few days last week visiting his mother,
Mrs. R. W. Young.
A surprise party was perpetrated on
Abbott Olney Tuesday of last week, the
occasion being his twenty-fourth birth
day. A very pleasant dancing party came
off at Walter Butler's last Friday even
ing, which a largo number of our young
peoplo attended, many of them coming
Miss Alice Wise returned home last
week, having finished her term of school
at Ashland, since which time she has
been enjoying a second attack of mea
sles, having had the disease when about
two years old.
A skunk burrowed a hole under J. T.
Belford's hen house and in one night
killed about a hundred chickens. Mr.
Belford decided that such an appetite
was a little too expensive to support,
and set a trap and caught the marauder.
Last Saturday afternoon as Mr. and
Mrs. Backenhus were going home from
town, their team of colts took fright at
the raising of an umbrella and started
to run. When near Harry Reed's place
they capsized the buggy in the ditch,
dragging tho occupants under the cover
for some distance before releasing them.
The team ran as far as R. W. Young's,
when they jumped through the garden
fence, breaking the buggy tongue and
badly demoralizing the harness, when
they were caught by Miss Nellie and
cared for. Mrs. Backenhus was brought
to Mr. Young's house, where it was dis
covered that her nose was broken and
very badly cut. She was taken to town
and placed under the care of Dr. Evans
who so successfully administered to her
injuries that she was able to be removed
to her home about fifteen miles north
east of town the same evening.
To Our Cerman Readers.
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made special arrangements with the
publishers of the German Lincoln Freie
Presse, by which both papers together
may be had for 82 per year, when paid
in advance. The Freie Presse is a non
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of news from the old country, a weekly
review, a serial story, several short
novels, and last but not least, carefully
written editorials pertaining to matters
of special interest to the Germans of our
state. Local happenings from our coun
ty will be reported by a German corre
spondent and will be published in the
Freie Presse. Subscriptions will be re
ceived at this office. 2
J. E. North passed tho Sunday at his
Mrs. G. W. Clother is visiting friends
in the city.
G. G. Bowman of Omaha was in the
Rev. Bross is expected home from
Miss Enor Clother visited friends in
the city last week.
Al. Reider of Council Bluffs is in the
city visiting friends.
Miss Nellie Post visited friends in
Fullerton last week.
Ben Brodfuehrer had business in
Platte Center yesterday.
Carl Kramer and brother G. had busi
ness in Lincoln Monday.
Corl Jenkins of Kalamazoo visited his
uncle, E. H., on the Fourth.
Miss Clara Brown of Cedar Rapids
visited her brother E. G. last week.
Miss Maggie Wheeler returned home
Thursday from a visit to Fullerton.
Miss Beulah Wheeler visited her sister
in Fremont last week, returning Thurs
day. A. M. Jennings came down from St.
Edward to spend the Fourth at his old
Miss Helen Lowrie of Superior, Neb.,
is visiting this week with her aunt, Mrs.
Miss Clara Brown returned home
to Cedar Rapids Monday, after a visit to
her brother in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Phillips of Lincoln
spent the 4th in the city visiting the
family of M. K. Turner.
Master Freddie Slade of Lincoln, has
been spending the past week with his
friend Herman Stonesifer.
Mrs. Dan Condou has gone to Sioux
City to spend the summer with her
daughter, Mrs. J. If. Hale. fO. Bee.
Mrs. Yuzell and son Clare of Norfolk,
who have been visiting friends iu the
city several days, returned home Mon
day. Miss Bell Reid of David City, who was
the guest of Miss Mary Turner several
diiys last week, returned home Thurs
day. Rev. McKillip started Monday for his
trip to Englaud, mention of which was
made in The Jouknal. several weeks
Mrs. A. Anderson's father and mother,
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Stanley of Downer's
Grove, 111., with their son, Lee, are here
on a visit.
Miss Mnzetta Wheeler came up Sat
urday from Fremont, where she has
been attending the normal school the
past three weeks.
Mrs. Rev. II. Fisher is expected home
this week from Indiana, where she has
been visiting. When she arrives Rev.
and Mrs. Fisher will start for Los
Angeles, Cal., where they will spend
several months visiting.
Synopsis of Supervisors" Proceedings.
Continued from tail iceek:)
In the matter of tha petition of David Beynon
and others for a public road commencing at the
half section line runuing east and west through
sections 14 and 1T, town l'J, range 3 went, and
running thence north on section lino one-half
mile, thence went one-fourth mile. The prayer
of the petitioners was granted and road declared
opened aa a consent road, and surveyor instruct
ed to surrey and plat same Recording to law.
In the matter of the petition of Jacob Louis
for a public road commencing at the southeast
corner of section 20, town 17, range 1 east and
running thence due we6t on section line to
eastern boundary- limits of the city of Columbus,
intersecting with Eighth f treet. Prayer of peti
tioner was granted, road located as a consent
road, and surveyor directed to survey and plat
samo according to law.
On motion of Snp'r Elliott board adjourned to
8:30 a. m. tomorrow.
S ITURDAV a. m June 115, 1691.
Board convened at 8:30 a. ru., Hon. chairman,
clerk and entire board present.
Tho First National bank of Columbus, Neb.,
submitted a new bond in the sum of $80,000 as a
depository of county funds. On motion this
bond and that of the Commercial bank filed
March 11, 1891, were approved by the board.
The following bills were now allowed:
C. A. Speice, acct. city of Columbus. . $ 23 00
O. It. Speice, clerk district court, fee
bills state cases 137 85
Same, com'r insanity and clerk tU 85
('. A. Speice, services as snp'r 19 00
W. F. Uodds. " " 15 70
Jacob Weidner, " " 13 TiO
Con Heesacker, " " 17 70
Neils Olson, " " 22 40
O. Asche, " " 17 00
W.M. Pollard, " " 17 20
Geo. Thomazin, " " 17 20
T. P. Mylet, " " ltl 90
D.Driscoll, " " 18 10
J.P.Johnson, " " 19 50
Jacob Tschudln, " " W 80
It. Y. Lisco. " " 15 30
D. A.Becher, " " 16 20
Wm. Schreiber, " " 15 80
Jacob Oerber, " - " 15 80
U.S. Elliott, " " 17 50
James Kiernan, " " 13 70
The petition of J. C. Byrnes and others for a
public road now came before the board on tho
recommendation of the special commissioners
appointed thereon, locating samo as follows:
Commencing at northeast corner of taction 1,
town 17, range 1 east, and running thence duo
south on the county line between Colfax and
Platte counties four miles, except that along the
eust lino of the south three-fourths of section 13,
town 17, range 1 east, said road be located
wholly on the west side of said county line.
On motion the report of said special commis
sioners was approved, road declared duly
located in conformity with said report and sur
veyor instructed to survey and plat samo accord
ing to law. The roport of the appraisers on the
damages sustained by the location of said road
was on motion laid over till the next meeting of
On motion the board now adjourned.
The following bills were now allowed :
.1. W. r.vnch. treasurer, account special
improvement fund. accoiintIst Creek
township .... . i 100 Ou
.1. W. Lynch, treasurer, account specl.il
improvement fnnd, account Shell
Creek township VAt M
William Los-eke, account Lost Creek
township . 11 00
Maurice l.inuun, account I o.-t Creek
J. O. Iiineen, account L.st Creek town
ship - Hi 00
M I'.Cooney, account Burrows township-
-' - 25 (V)
Arthur Smith, account Burrows town
ship 14 ou
Anton M troun, account Burrows town
ship ............ ........ 20 00
A. Puprocki, account Burrows town-
Peter Xoonan, account Burrows town
ship - - - 45 23
(i. N. Hopkins, account Lost Creek
township .. 1 75
W. l. Wilson, account Lost Crek
township . . 2 30
John Powers, account Columbus town
ship - 2 SO
John Schilz, account Columbus towu
shlp 1 30
John Schilz. account Lo.t Creek town
ship - . 1 30
HuiiKer Bro-s., account Humphrey
t.wnsliip 1GS $
Hunker Bros., account Humphrey
township 15 12
H. J- Breuii'g, account Humphrey
tnwHShin 13 15
II. Hughes, account Blsmark township, 51 M
Foster & Smith, account Bismark town
ship - - . - 10 2-1
H S. Elliott, account Joliet township... 7
E. O. Wells, at count Columbus town-
John Frazler. account Columbus city.. zi 25
Ed Call, account Columbus city !i to
L. Siebert, account Columbus city . 9 00
Johu P. Johnson, account Walker
township ....- .. 67 25
Andy Gunnerson, account Walker
township .. ... 75 00
J. W. Lynch, treasurer, account special
improvement fund, account Shell
Creek township 70 Cc
Peter Xoonau, account Burrows town-
Willlam Rowlands, account Burrows
township . 43 00
D. K. Williams, account Burrows town
ship - 24 00
Edgerton Ballou, accouut Columbus
James Xoonan, account Burrows town-
El Ballau. account Columbus city 23 25
. C. Barnum, accouut Columbus city... 30 00
J. J Barnes, account Shell Creek town
ship . . . 19 1C
Chicago Lumber Co., account Shell
Creek township...... ..... 47 87
Chicago Lumber Go., account Shell
Cree township.. . 7 03
Louis Schreiber, accouut Shell Creek
township , ........... ................-.., 2 SO
1 Leaye Your Orders Early, and Ayoifl ike Hut.
"Eat, Drink and bt Mtrry."
Henry Ragatz & Co.,
Have made a special effort to secure bargains for our
customers. In Canned Goods we have over 500 cases, at prices
that astonish our many customers.
Dried Fruits are of good quality at very low prices.
We have Genuine Maple Syrup and Pure Buckwheat
Our Cider can't be beat.
Apples are scarce, but we have them.
In Nuts, Raisins, Fruits and
We have doubled our order over last year, and have an im
mense stock. 2?" All who purchase, will find it to
their interest to look over our goods and get our prices.
Crocker?, uw are ana Lamps.
Our assortment was never
E prices. Call and examine them.
E Eleventh St., Columbus, Nebraska. I
1 Leave Your Orders Early, and Avoid tke Rush. 1
A. E. Stockslagor, account Humpbrey
towushlp - 225 CO
Margaret tSottscbalk, account Colum
bus township - ICO 00
J. P. Anderson, account Walker town
ship - - ......... 75 00
Jacob WeMner, Jr.. account St. Ber
nard township -ti 6
Hunker Bros , account Humphrey
township - - 5t 01
Humphrey II. & W. Shop, account Hum
phrey township S CO
F. C. Austin Mfg Co., account Cnuid
Prairie township - b0 W
Chicago Lumber Co., account Urand
Prairie township tf C3
F. C. Austin .Mfg Co.. account St . Ber
nard township - 63 Oil
Omaha Cokr & Lime Co.. account St.
Bernard township l'-i "'
H. Hughes, account city of Coiumbus. ;? ft
David Xeale, account clt v of Columbus, V 0 07
Robert McCray. account city of Colum
bus .. . - -.. '. ()
Jas Xoonan. account Burrows township 1 1 87
Jas. O'Brien, account Woodvillo town
ship - - 4 0
K. L. Ko&niter, account Creston town
ship - 5 -$
It. L. Kosslter. account Sherman town
ship - - - -"
K. L. Kosslter, account Sherman town
ship - r'
John Ehton, account ci'y of Columl.iw.. :
Jas.Noonan.account Burrows township 1 1 to
S. W. Lightner & Co . account Monroe
township s 12
Hugh IIIIl. account Monroe township.. 2 ho
D. W. Jenkinson. accouut Monroe
township - - - "
J. H. Sacrider, accouut Monroe town
ship - '- 85
It. L. Kosslter, necount Butler township 12 75
Hugh Hughes, account Butler township 7 20
Aug. Sehnelder, accouut Butler town
Martin Forman, account Butler town
ship - - - - m
John Drwal. account Butler township... 12 IO
Aimer Wltchey, account Butler town
shln - - - - s "0
M. Welsentliich, account Butler town-
Herman Cerber, account Butler town
ship M. Weisennueb. Ir.. account Butler
township - - 39 m
Frank Bonk, account Butler townshiu. . in &i
Joseph Sobus, account Butler township C8 50
Jas. O'Brien, account Columbus town
ship. ... - - "
DmlelMock. account Walker townslrp 2 50
C. A. Blechcr, account Walker township....-..-
- - CO
Martin Mogaft. account Walker town
ship - - - - 5
;. B. Billups, account Walker town
ship ...... 2 10
W. J. Newman, account Columbus
township .... ... 2 fiO
E. O. Wells, account Columbus town
ship - - - - so
Foster & Smith, account Columbus
township 14 05
Henry Shoemaker, account Columbus
cltv - :! 75
Chris From, account Columbus city 'J oo
Hugh Hughes, acconnt Shell Creek
township -..- H W
Jas. Xoonan, account Burrows town
ship ........ .... '
R. L. Kosslter. account I,ost Creek
township - '1 35
K. L. Kosslter. account Woodville town
ship - - - -0 S
II 1-. Hossiter, account Columbua town
ship l;s "o
l V. terhnwer. account Columbus
township " GO,
Fred Sienger, account Columbus town
sj,lp 2 8
fJoit. Klaus'accoiiiit Coiumbus city 15 u
Mck Blaser, aceouut Shell Creek town
ship 8 CO
I.ouis Schreiber, account Columbus
township - 50
John Kyba. account Colnmbuscity to
J. M. Morris, account special improve
ment fund . 21-: C
(i. N. Lamb, account Joliet township. t 15
T. II. Parry, account Joilel township t 15
laciib Vollnv r, account Joliet township 1 15
:. X. Lamb, account Burrow township 1 I
T. II. Parry, acconnt Burrows township 1 15
Jacob Vollmer, account Burrows town
ship 1 15
The petitions of William GriMUli ami others
for a public read In Burrows towmliip, and
John Sokol and others for road in Butler town
ship, were on motion laid oer till July meet
ing. In the matter of the Joy road, same was de
clared duly located as petitioned for and sur
veyor director to Mm ey and plat according to
law, and the following claims were allowed for
X. S. IMatt. account Monice towiit-hlp. . JfOOo
F.S, Mi!ler. account Monroe township. 0 00
In the matter r.f f'epf titirn i.fAntcu Fang
man and others for a public road commencing
at the n e coiner of section 14, town 20, range 2
west, and running thence due west on section
line one mile, and terminating at n w corner
of said section, the prayer of the petitioners
was granted, the road dcclaied duly opened
and Clerk to nuhliMi notice according to law.
Tho Herald says that C. J. Phelps
has just finished setting out two acres
of tobacco on his land in North Schuy
ler. We understand Mr. Fletcher and a
few others will also raiso smaller fields
of the weed. That this crop is destined
to be a genetal one in this particular
locality thero seems good reason to be
lieve, as tho experiments already made
prove that it can bo raised at a good
profit, which means, of course that good
tobacco can be grown in our soil.
Can furnish you with
X JJUIU) UlUUlUUj UUU1U
BLINDS, LIME, Etc., and
everything kept in the
South of U. P. R. R. Depot, Columbus,
TR. H. J. ARNOLD,
PHYS1CIAS ASD SURGEON.
Office two doors north of Brodf uehrer's jewelry
tore. Office open day and night. Telephone
xi o. 12.
BiB JmI S0j3SKk
J au'&8-ly-p Coluxbvs, Nkbbaska.
S o -
more complete, at reasonable
SKLLS THE DEEU1NG
Self-Binfler i Mower.
Thesi art perfect inacliiutt, ctronn when
strength is needed. Every lever within eauy
reach. "To U simple is to le ureat." Tho
hinder hatt been rednced to a few simple pieces
weighing together only ttio ijniLiIe. Set tho
Peering before you buy another.
Shop on Olive Street, Columbus, Neb.,
four doors south of Horowiak's.
Dr. CLARK'S INSTITUTE
VOll THE THKATSIEXT OK THE
Drink Habit !
Also Tobacco, Morphine and
other Narcotic Habits.
JSPriTate treatment given if desired.
COLUMBUS, - - NEBRASKA.
Choice Field Seeds,
Blue Grass, etc.
Herman Oehlrich & Bro's.
M. C. CASSIN,
-rnoptiiFrr.Mt or the
Gtame and Fish in Season.
feiy"Highest marhot prices paid for
Hides and Tallow.
COLUMBUS, - - NEBRASKA.
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F. H.Okkk. M. I).
MARTYN, EVANS & GEER,
Physicians - and - Surgeons
To Ht. MaryV Hospital nnd St.
United State Examining SurKeonn, Assistant
Hurcrons Union Pacific. (.. N. & H.H. Railways.
IS'-Ofllce open nifrht anil day. Telephone No.
K. Two bloclcH north Union Pacific Depot.
MARTY ft ENGELMIN,
FRESH Al SALT MEATS,
Eloventh Street. Columbus. Neb
. A. 3IcALi.ir.TKii.
W. .M. ("OHNELICS.
TftTcALLISTER & CORNELIUS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
ALBERT & REEDER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office over first National flank.
Omaha tt Market
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
"THE NEW SALOON"
On Eleventh 6t. Imported and domestic wises
for family trade a specialty.
LUCHSINOER Si MCSSZUIAN,
2maytf Cor. EleTenth and M Sts.