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L. A. Wl LEY
Groceries, Fruits, Nuts,
over me rouowing
monm- by trading with me, come
u. 1 can ned Sugar Corn
Bext California Table Peachex.
" Pie "
Canned Pumpkin 10c, three for
Calumet Baking Powder, iter
Snowdrift with Cake Kitifel
six oars ii lute Jiusstau Smijt. . .
.1 10. cartoon of Cracker.
20 lbs. Gran ulate&Suqar
One doz. Anchor ifalehes mc,
BEST JAVA andQIOCJfA COFFEE.
I hare a full a Ad complete
GROCERWfiMAHk rices in proportion to the ajfove. 0JStore 4
on Olive It., opposite Meridian
Are offering all their woolen Dress
Ootids at reduced prices. For instance,
all their 75c, 85c and SI. 00 all-wool
Dress Goods at 45c yd. And also the
45c, 35c and 50c grades all going at .25c
yd., all double width goods in plain and
fancy effects. This is a RARE CHANCE.
fiQODS AND FASCINATORS
J. a. MMER K GO'S.
They mean to let every one go. $1.50
Hood for 75c; $1.25 Hood for 05c; $1.00
Hood for 50c.
51.50 Fascinator for 75c; $1.25 Fasci
uator for G5c; 81.00 Fascinator for 50c;
75c Fascinators for 39c.
Yob Always (let tioad Bargains
-Tiir.v i.j:ai in
Loav Pieces !
And they ar If 1 ting down the prices.
One lot of Clonks $7 to $10 going at
V AH the $10 and $12 Cloaks -brand
new styles now down to $5.
Children's Cloaks that sold up to $12
and $14, nil reduced to $5.
All the Children's Cloaks that sold up
to $8, now down to $3.50.
.All the Children's Cloaks that were
selling for $5 and $!, now going at $2.
One lot of Children's Cloaks, all apes,
worth up to .4, all going at $1.
Calicos ol2e yd.
10c Cotton Flannel now going at OUc.
Cotton Flannel 4c yd.
Yard-wide sheeting 4 and 5c yd.
Blankets and Comforters all reduced
to hist half price.
Woolen Mittens and Oloves all re
duced. Underwear for Ladies. Children and
-Men all reduced to COST in order to
sell them out.
Hayden Uros., Dry Goods, Omaha.
Come to The .Toubnal- for job work.
Clean old newspapers for sale at this
Fine job work done at The Jodrnai.
Dr. Nanmann, dentist, Thirteenth
Dr. T. R. Clark, Olive street. In
office nt nights.
Dr. L. C. Voss, Homeopathic physi
cian, Columbus, Nebr.
Born to Mrs. Wm. Hauser, Monday,
Dec. 14, 1995, a daughter.
Rev. Bross will begin Monday hold
ing services every evening.
Seed corn for sale, 75 cents a bushel.
$. Hoagland, Rjchland, Nebr.
Born, to Mr, and Mrs. S. B. Brim
blecom, January 12, a daughter.
Choice table butter 13 ets.
a pound at Oehlrieh tiro's.
The Seward schools report 30 cases
of corporal punishment last month.
The air was very fresh Monday
morning, and as cold as it was fresh.
Dr. Martyn has been called to Rich
land several times to see Paul Rorick.
Mrs. C. E. Pollock has almost, recov
ered from a severe attack of erysipelas.
- You can be supplied with any kind
"of a machine needle you need at The
Fair, Eleventh street. 4t
- Policeman Johnson does not pur
pose being defrauded of his reward for
anaatiag the post-office thief.
list ot prices and it yu can save
in. These prices an STRICT-
can . . .A: 20
line of STAPLE AJiiXfANCY
WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 23. 1S95.
A. AN. TIME TABLE.
leavee Colamboa 8J5 s-m. 2:S0p.m.
HeUwood SS 32U "
DavidCitr 9:18 " VAZv.m.
Seward 11022 " 7:45
Arrives at Lincoln ll:3.'.a.m. 10:50
The passenger leavwi Lincoln at 6:35 p. m., and
'rrives at Colnmbus 9:3!i p. m; the freight learoa
Lincoln at 7;15 a. in., and arrivee at Colambin at
4:00 p. m.
UNION PACIFIC TIME-TABLE.
Atlantic Ex. 7 20a.m
Kearney Loc'1.12:30 p. m
Limited.. 250 p. m
Col. Local 630a. m
Pacific Ex... .11:25 p. iu
KearneyLoc'l 1:35 p. m
Limited.. .. 523 p. m
Local Fr't. .. 8:40 a. m
No. 3. Fa&t Mail, carries passengers for
through nointe. Going west at 8.35 p. m., ar
rives at Denver 7:40 a.m. No. 4" Fast Mail car
ries passengers, going east at 135 p. m.
The freight train leaving here at 6:20 p. m. car
ries itassrngers from here to Valley.
COLUMBC6 AND SIOUX CITY.
Passenger arrives from Sioux City. . . . 1225 p. m
leaves for Sionx City 530 p. m
Mixed leaves for Sionx City 7:80 a. m
Mixed arrives 11:03 p. m
FOB ALBION AND OEDAE RAPIDS.
.. 250 p. m
..12:15 p. m
tAll notice under this heading will be
charged at the rate of $2 a year.
A LEBANON LODGE No. 58, A. F. A A. M.
-& Regular meetings 2d Wednesday in each
iKM, month. All brethren invited to attend.
' E. n. Cn mbkbs, W. M.
Ons. G. Becher, Sec'y. 20jnly
W1LDEY LODGE No. 44, 1. 0. 0. F.,
meets Tuesday evenings of each
Fweek at their liall on Thirteenth
street. Visiting brethren cordially
H. I". KEWMAN, . U.
W. K. Notestein, Sec'y.
COLUMBIA CAMP No. 35, WOODMEN OF
the World, meets every' second and fourth
Thursdays of the month, 7:30 p. m., at Oehlrich'tt
Hall, Thirteenth street. Kegular attendance is
terv desirable, and all visiting brethren are cor
dially invited to meet with us. jan2S-95
REORGANIZED CHURCH OF LATTER-DAY
Saints hold regular services every Sunday
at 2 p. m prayer meeting on Wednesday evening
at their chapel, corner of North street and Pacific
Avenue. Ail are cordially invited.
13iul89 Elder H. J. Hudson. President.
EVANG. PROT. CHURCH. (Germ. Reform.)
Service every Sunday at 10:30 a. m. Bap
tisms, marriages and funeral sermons are con
ducted by the Pastor in the German and English
languages. Residence, Washington Ave. and
14nov-'l)( E. De Gelled, Pastor.
- Couldn't have been finer weather
anywhere than we had Friday and
Furnished room to rent, one block
south of U. P. passenger depot. Inquire
at Journal office.
Plain sewing by the day. Inquire
of Mrs. Vira Coolidge, at the residence
of J. W. Coolidge. 5t-pd
At the M. . church Sunday morn
ing three persons joined the church and
five were baptized.
The executive committee of the State
Epworth League will meet in this city
Saturday, Jan, 26th.
Farm loans at lowest rates and best
terms. Money on hand, no delay.
Becher, Jaeggi & Co.
H. J. Arnold, M. D., physician and
surgeon. Two doors north of Brod
fuehrer's jewelry store, tf
The infant child of Jacob Eisenmann,
6 miles northwest of Duncan, has been
sick with scarlet fever.
Mrs. Anna Warren is prepared to
give lessons in voice culture on Fridays,
Saturdays and Mondays. tf
Dan Schram went up to Genoa
Saturday to see Win. Welch, who re
turned with him Monday.
We hear that little Lucy Skillen,
who formerly lived here, died recently
of scarlet fever at Grand Island.
Bring your orders for job-work to
this office. Satisfaction guaranteed, and
work promptly done, as agreed upon.
Sheriff Kavanaugh returned Monday
from Valley county, whither he had gone
with reference to the Mike Lamb case.
It is stated that Lincoln alone has
one more than half the number of em
ployes allowed by law to the entire
The champion hose coupler of the
world is a Nebraska fireman and member
of the State Association from Kearney,
Those who have been raising sugar
beets are anxious, watching to see what
will be done by the legislature, iu way
At some of the debating societies in
Butler county they are discussing the
question: "Should there be any in
dividual ownership of land?
A. Smith of the vicinity of Platte
Center was in the kj Saturday. The
old comrade was looking up evidence
for obtaining his back pension.
Nels Olson is at Falstcr, Denmark,
his old home. In crowding the ocean,
they had but two fine days on deck, the
remainder being rainy and stormy.
Dr. Geer, Carl Kramer, E. H. Jen
kins of this city, accompanied by Dr.
McKinley of Leigh, were at Lincoln last
week at the election of U. S. senator.
Julias Radat and his mother went
to Lincoln last week to visit Charles
Rudat in the Asylum and to bring him
home, if possible. They came back alone.
Miss Agnes Freiday of Bell wood has
brought suit against Lewie Henfiing,
asking for 925,000, for breach of promise.
The case is set for trial at the February
i Becher, Jaeggi & Co. insure build
Tfigs and personal property against fire,
lightning and cyclones, in good and
reliable companies at lowest current
A large number of Fred. Baker's
little friends came in on him Wednesday
evening, it being the ninth anniversary
of his birthday, and they had a fine
time of it.
Miss Julia Heitketnper returned
Saturday from Fremont, where she had
been attending the Normal, and having
finished the term. Her main study was
UBhawKlound.u)n Efcyeath stret,
Pioneer Hook & Ladder Co. will
hold their 21st annual Mask Ball on
Feb. 22d, 95, (Washington's birthday),
and intend to make it one of the social
events of the season.
The Farmers' Club will meet at R.
W. Young's Friday, Jan. 25. An interest
ing program is announced, among them
being a talk by John Tannahill on hardy
fruits. All are invited.
Those of our southside readers who
are members of the Farmers' Co-operative
Association of Bellwood, will be
interested to know that a meeting will
be held Saturday, February 2.
Many of our readers will be interest
ed in the Boone county fanners' institute
which is to be held at Albion, Feb. 7 and
8. The subjects to be made most prom
inent are poultry, swine, dairy and irri
gation. John .1. Galley started Tuesday of
last week for a trip into Missouri, and
especially Wright, Douglas and Howell
countiqa. The last borders on Arkansas
and is about the center of Missonri east
It is noticeable that the state treas
urer's bondsmen have to "qualify" as to
how much they are worth. Is this not a
good suggestion to all officials who have
to pass upon the sufficiency of the
We can furnish The Journal, togeth
er with the weekly Inter Ocean for $220;
with the Sunday Inter Ocean for 33.10;
with the semi-weekly Inter Ocean for
3.10. Subscriptions can begin at any
time. See us or write.
Who next? George Barn nm is writ
ing letters to the Bellwood Gazette,
about Columbus and Columbus people,
and George is u raoy writer. We sin
cerely hope that the Gazette may have
no suit for libel on its hands.
Yesterday morning Jaeggi & Schup
bach, millers, made an assignment to
Sheriff Kavanaugh, for the benefit of all
their creditors. At the hour of going to
press, the list of liabilities had not been
furnished, and no invoice taken.
Mrs. Ogden of Surprise fell on a de
fective sidewalk there the other day, cut
ting a long gash in her forehead and
another below the right eye to the bone.
Defective sidewalks are sometimes very
expensive nuisances to municipalities.
On the margin of The Journal, or
on the wrapper, following your name
you will find the date to which your sub
scription is paid or accounted for. If
the date is past, you are respectfully re
quested to renew your subscription. See
It takes a Columbus man to be equal
to an emergency. The Madison Chroni
cle says: "While switching in the yards
Tuesday one of the drawheads on the
caboose of the freight train was broken.
Hugh Compton patched up the 'wreck'
with alog chain."
Rev. F. Reiohardt will preach next
Sunday at 2:30 p. in., in German, in the
M. E. church, the fourth of a series of
seven sermons on stopping points of
Jesns between Bethlehem and Calvary.
Subject: "Das Fischerhaus in Capern
aum." All invited.
One of our club papers, the Lincoln
Journal, makes a specialty of legislative
proceedings, and has the space to give
many details that we cannot. Two dol
lars will bring you this Journal and
that for a year, and your subscription
may begin any time.
Starting with Oct. loth, 1894, The
Columbus Journal subscription rates
are fl.50 a year, if paid in advance,
otherwise $2.00 a year. Settlements up
to that date must be made on the basis
of the former rate. All premiums now
advertised hold good.
Mr. Lockhart had a letter recently
from a friend in Washington county,
Pennsylvania, in which he speaks of
eighteen inches of snow having fallen
during the recent storm, and after it a
heavy rain, so that they have a supera
bundance of moisture.
An Omaha business man, who travels
a good deal over the state, declared the
other day that he didnt know of a
grocery store anywhere in Omaha, Lin
coln or any other of our cities that was
kept in better trim than the store of
Ragatz & Co. of this city.
We are informed by the grapevine
telegraph line that Senator Soandso from
county Whatyoumaycallit has introduc
ed a bill requiring newspaper offices to
provide clean towels at least two times a
year. The Journal has jnst put up one
bo we can rest easy for a while.
Harry Reed has bad a letter recently
from the Picketts at Riverside, Califor
nia, by which he learns that they lost
one of the valuable horses they took
frqm jiere with them; also, that a church
society at Riverside had raised $118 to
be seqt to th.e western sufferers.
When in need of anything in the
line of job work cards, wedding invita
tions, dance programs, letter heads, en
velopes, sale bills, receipts, notes, scale
books, bank checks, shipping tags,
blanks of any kind, in short all sorts of
printing, give Tve JoukjaIi a call.
ilry 2. yhe oimer caiw have tRe
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nr tniflL. notice. V Call -aV" The
The Journal had a call 'from Otto
Kummer Saturday on business. He
renews bis subscription to this family
newspaper and the Semi-Weekly Lin
coln Journal, both $2.00 a year when
paid in advance. Any time is the proper
day to enter your name on oar lists.
We have on our editorial- table a
piece of an army blanket used by Com
rade E. D. Fitzpatrick at Saitoh quite
a relic, a reminder of the days (aad
nights) of the long ago, when a good,
wool blanket was a burden during the
day, but a welcome shelter after night
fall. County Superintendents Moseman
of Madison county and Rothleitner of
Platte are making preparations for a
joint teachers' meeting of the two coun
ties to be held at' Humphrey, some time
in March. This is one of the things that
can be done without erecting a new
"Coon" Darling, who used to live
here in the good old days, when he was
the star pitcher of the then famous Shoo
Fly base ball club, arrived in the city last
Wednesday. He says he will visit with
friends here and at Schuyler for some
time, and then return to his farm,. nine
miles northwest of Central City.
The country folks north of town are
taking a great deal of interest in literary
societies and if the enthusiasm continues
it bids fair to develop some good talent
especially in the debates. The three
school houses, District 44, the Reed
school, and the Bismark school are the
places of meeting, and large crowds
Gen. Jones of Mount Vernon, Ohio,
arrived in the city Saturday, and started
Monday for San Juan, California.
He was accompanied by Miss Mar'
(daughter of E. J. Baker, and grand
daughter of Mr. Jones.) Ho is 84 years
of age, but very active. Miss Mar' is
21, and has not been here since Bhe was
three years old. She is a graduate of
There is an ordinance against throw
ing paper into the streets, and if careless
people who have done so could have seen
the oavortings of a pony Monday while
the wind was blowing a large piece of
paper in front of him, the careless person
would probably (especially if he had
been astride said pony or driving him in
a wagon), appreciated the reason for
passing and enforcing the ordinance.
O. L. Baker was taken by surprise
Tuesday night, being called up to go to
the house in a hurry, some lady wishing
to see him. He went in his ice-working
clothes, and so soon as he entered the
door, and was confronted by George
Scott and John Hoffman, he knew what
was the matter. The crowd had come to
celebrate the Fifteenth anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. Baker's marriage, and of
course had a very pleasant evening.
The fourth annual session of the
Nebraska Sugar School will open at the
State University, February 4. The ob
jects of the school are to give instruc
tion in the best methods of sugar beet
making. If any readers of The Journal
wish to fit themselves for the position of
superintendent of beet farms, or for
factory chemists, they are invited to cor
respond with Prof. H. IL- Nicholson,
director of the Sugar School, Lincoln.
The Columbia Brewery of this city
finished the work of gathering ice Satur
day last. About 3,000 tons were depos
ited in three large ice houses, at the
expense of nearly $800. From 60 to 70
teams were engaged, some of them came
a distance of 20 miles; besides there were
50 extra men employed at the ice houses.
This event is highly appreciated this
winter more than any previous time.
Good wages were paid and very promptly.
It seems that W. H. Harris of Madi
son, on the Friday before the commis
sioners of insanity committed him,
assaulted his wife with a case knife and
choked her. The Chronicle editor ex
presses doubt alKMit the Judge's insanity,
and says it is the opinion of many that
he is no more insane now than he has
been far twenty years; that he is eccen
tric and peculiar, and has, perhaps, a
wild mania on the subject of spiritualism.
J. A. Kehoe of Platte Center was in
the city Saturday. It ia not generally
known that John is an old-time profes
sional musician, and used to travel quite
a bit "tooting his horn." He is full of
reminiscences and funny stories of the
"hey rube" days, when he traveled with
Madam Lake's circus. About twenty
years ago he paid a man 825 to haul a
$600 piano from here to Norfolk, which
was the first instrument of tha kind in
Dr. E. C. McMillan, formerly of the
Indian school at Genoa, but latterly of
the Sisseton Indian agency, has been re
tired from the service on some trumped
up charge, the real reason supposed to
be that he was a republican and they
wished the place for some partisan
democrat. So says the Genoa Leader,
and adds: "We hope they will have
better success filling the place than they
have had with the snperintendency of
our Indian school."
We are in receipt of a letter from
W. H. Selsor of Geneva, Fillmore
county, renewing his subscription to
The Journal. He still retains his in
terest in old friends, and we assure him
that the old comrades of Platte have by
no means forgot him, and will always
feel a lively interest in his welfare. He
says he can hardly believe the recent
reports of blizzards anywhere in Ne
braska, they are having such fine
weather at Geneva.
Sheriff Losey brought Judge Harris
of Madison to Norfolk today and turned
him over to the asylum authorities. The
many friends of Judge Harris, especially
the old pioneers who have known him
for ever a quarter of a century, will be
pained to learn of his mental condition.
For several months his friends were
aware that his mind was slightly derang
ed, but it was not until lately that it was
thought best to have him confined in the
asylum. Norfolk News.
There can be no. question but what
the "alfalfa" fever has struck our people
good and hard. The experience of those
who have raised this crop is so success
ful that many acres of it will be sown in
Nance county in the spring And now
comes the information that the Union
Pacific are seriously thinking of running
but one train every other day on their
branches. In case this change is decided
on we suggest that a star route be estab
lished between Fullerton and Central
1 City.-gFuUerton Pott.
Mre. J. Geitzen entertained about
ten: couple Monday evening at a high
five party, in honor of Miss Marooney of
Chicago. Mrs. Geitzen and the Misses
Geitzen are known among their friends
as good entertainers, aad this was an
especially enjoyable; oocaaioiL
Monday evening Columbia Camp
N-, Woodmen of the World elected
oSeeis as follows: Council commander,
Her. E. De GeUar; adviser lient., Dr.
Voss; clerk, J. A. Shuck; bank clerk,
Frank Wnrdeman; inside guard, W. A.
Way; outside guard, O. L. Baker. The
camp was honored by the presence of
Sovereign Deputy Manchester of Lin-coln-
Bev. DeGellar was doubly surprised
Monday evening. Up town, at his camp,
he was elected Council Commander and
when he went home he found the church
and the parsonage filled with people,
who had supplied the commissary depart
ment of the church militant with enough
of the good things of life to last quite a
while. The crowd enjoyed themselves in
social converse until near midnight.
At the last regular meeting of the
Pioneer Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1. held
on Jan. 21, "9G, the following officers
were elected for the ensuing year: Pres
ident, Lcmpold Plath; foreman, August
Schack; assistant foreman, George J.
Hagel: secretary, Bert. J. Galley; assist
ant'Scftary, Chris. Schmitz; treasurer,
Fred. ABche; board of directors, Richard
Jenkinson, Louis Meyer, F. E. Fngard.
Herman Oehlrieh at the ranch near
Richland has been feeding cotton-seed
meal for about a month to a herd of cat
tle which he is fatting, and he thinks it
the best feed he has used for that pur
pose, and some of his herd are getting so
fat that the last time he was down, he
ordered the feed discontinued for a time.
He began by sprinkling the meal over
cornstalks, and gradually increasing the
amount of the feed.
Miss L. A. Mint, orfranizer of the
apoBart Association wVoendeavored
juaf wintero secure a classNiare, is
meeting with sbecess, after years oflkard
work and worrA summer schoolNof
eight eeks will bSheld in Whitewood,
South Bttkota, amongVhe most beautiful
scenery t the BlackXHills. Teachers
from the eaavill be present, and Miss
Mint writes tnatshe expectelcom five to
six hundred pereSns. Write for partic
ulars to Miss L. A. Mint, Cheyenne,
- Quite a bit of work has been done
the past week in cutting and storing ice.
O. L. Baker has had employed some 30
men with teams and 30 men without
teams, and has put up what will be need
ed by the Union Pacific company here;
the cold storage of Hagel & Stevenson;
J. P. Abts, besides 225 tons for the
creameiy. He expects to put up 2.000
tons for sale next season. Last year he
shipped 1,000 tons to Grand Island, but
this year, so farjhe has no outside con
tracts.. Last year he paid here for labor
in ice -harvest nearly $1400. This year it
will amount to about $1,000.
Since the supreme court has decided
against "W. A. Wells in his suit for pay
for lumber used in the building of the
Perkins Hotel, Mr. Wells has decided
that he has all. the stock in hotels he
wanlw.- By -the supreme court ruling he
is out about $4,000. It would appear from
the way he run things in connection with
both the hotels and our court house, that
Chidester worked to beat everyone he
could and thus swell his profits on the
work. David City News. This is the
same Chidester, we believe, that some
Columbus business men have occasion
to remember with grief, measured in
various sums from a few to many dollars.
T. K. Matson, accompanied by his
daughter, came in from Creston Wednes
day to see Dr. Geer. Our old friend
gave us a very pleasant call on business,
and whiled away an hour in talking of
old-time Columbus friends, and incidents
of earlier days, when the roads from the
elevators here to the bluffs would be f nil
of wagons loaded with grain, to unload
which they would have to wait a second
day. Mr. Matson remarked (what many
another has noticed) that if all, or the
most of those who had made their money
by dealing in Columbus, had stayed here,
invested their money, and helped im
prove the town and the county, Colum
bus would now be a large city for
The relief committee received and
forwarded in donations 5 tons of flour,
328 lbs. of meat, 4 dozen chickens, a lot
of butter, corn meal, wheat, oats, rye,
corn, groceries, clothing, salt, beans, etc.,
and $4fU6 cash, making in value about
$500. The car was forwarded to the
most needy place with implicit instruc
tions to distribute to the most destitute
regardless of sect, nationality or any
thing else .... The authorities have know
edge that 'three head of diseased cattle
wore brought into Sohnyler last week.
The matter of tracing the cattle and
ascertaining whether they were butcher
ed and marketed here is being looked
into, and the officers intend to make it
hot for him if any one has sold defective
meat Schuyler Herald.
Monday morning, between seven and
eight o'olock, when Arnold Oehlrieh, (one
of the proprietors) and Frita Asche (one
of the clerks), went to Oehlrieh Bros',
grocery, they discovered a burglar in the
second story of the building, and while
Mr. Oehlrioh stood guard, Asche went for
a policeman. On returning, they saw
the man limping near the post-office; he
had jumped out of a rear window in the
second story and badly sprained hie
ankle. A little pile of tobacco and other
things was found on the upper floor,
ready for removal when occasion should
offer. It is eupposed that he must have
entered the building by unlocking one
of the doors. The fellow had been seen
earlier in the morning, at saloons, fill
The great head from which evolves
the burning thoughts produced in the
Humphrey Democrat each week, has
again brought up the ancient scheme of
making a new county out of the southern
part of Madison and the northern por
tion of Patte counties, with Humphrey
as the Beat of government of the new
oreation. This was a cherished scheme
of Dave Hale several years ago, but
nothing casie of it, and nothing will
come of Brother Walker's selfish desires.
Madison county is pretty well satisfied
with present conditions, thank you, and
if nothing short of a county seat will
satisfy the ambitions and longings of
Brother Walker, we would advise him to
go out into some of the empire counties
of the northwestern part of the state and
organize a little county of his own.
"Marguerite, my star of hope,"
The girlish singer aaag:
For she loved the sobs o sweet.
Load aad clear the echoes rang.
Sang as few are blessed with voice
This her favorite piece alwar
"Marguerite, ray star of hope'
The love of it nad come to stay.
"Margaerite, my star of hope,"
A gaatle mother sings it now
To a black-eyed baby qneen
Whom God has pleased to her endow.
Time flew pa, aad baby is
A charming oae of bnt six years.
Whose laughter is like birds in May.
Like April showers, her pearly tears.
"MaigMrite, ray star of hope,"
Nerercaa the singer bear
To sing ageia the old love song.
For Baby now has left her care.
On Christmas mora she went away.
Now the singer's heart is broke
Bat in Hearen will baby be
"Marguerite, my star of hope."
Mrs. Mary Stonesifer returned Wed
nesday last from Lincoln.
Miss Lottie Paynter of Omaha is vis
iting her sister, Mrs. O. L. Baker.
Miss Ethel Galley is visiting with her
cousin, Miss Winterbotham, of Genoa.
Miss Sarah Perkinson of Platte Center
has been visiting her brother's family in
Miss Agnes Fitzpatrick visited friends
in Omaha Wednesday to Saturday of
Miss Mary Cooncy oMfance county,
was visiting friends in the city the first
of the week.
Bishop Kelley of Billings, Montana is
here visiting his mother Grandma Kelley
of Monroe. He will remain several days.
Mrs. W. W. Rice arrived home last
week from her sojourn in Mexico, at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Miller.
Miss Akes Plumb went to Franklin
connty Thursday to visit her sister, Mrs.
Robert Danlap, and her brother Henry
Mrs. M. Ryan, daughter of Thomas
Keating, returned to Omaha Sunday
week, after several weeks' visit with rel
Mrs. F. Longtin, mother of Mrs. John
Keating, arrived in the city Sunday week,
from Concordia, Kansas, and will visit
hero for two weeks.
Mrs. Mary E. Taylor returned last
week from Boulder, Colo., where she has
been visiting friends the past two
months. She left yesterday for Marion,
A STAR GATHERING.
Masonic Families Enjoy a Katiqaet at the
Nineteenth Anniversary of Harmony
Wednesday night, by substitution for
Jan. 15, was taken to duly commemorate
the nineteenth anniversary of the or
ganization of Harmony chapter, Order
of the Eastern Star, one of the fraternal
societies of Columbus that has played
an important part in the history of the
An invitation to be present was ex
tended to all Masonic families, and as
there are four societies besides the O.E.
S's., the call to refreshments was heard
and responded to by a goodly number,
some 125 people.
The address of welcome was delivered
by Mrs. J. D. Stires and responded to
by Dr. Evans; Mrs. J. R. Meagher, one
of the charter members, read a histori
cal sketch of Harmony chapter. Mrs.
Garlow sang a solo, accompanied on the
piano by Mrs. Geer; Gus. Schroedergave
a violin solo, and Mrs. Garlow and Louis
Zinnecker sang a duet, which, with in
strumental music by Miss Gleason, after
the banquet, rendered the mnsical part
of the program delightful.
After this, all repaired to the banquet
room and enjoyed an elaborate spread.
Mrs. H. P. Coolidge, past matron, acted
as toast mistress. To the O. E. S., its
origin and purpose, Mr. Garlow re
sponded. The relationship existing be
tween the O. E. S. and the Masonic fra
ternity, J. D. Brewer. Our Guests, J.
Judge Sullivan and E. Corbin respon
ded happily to call for remarks.
The remainder of the evening until
near midnight was passed in social con
verse, and all returned home feeling
that "it was good to be there."
The delegates of our fire department
to the thirteenth annual meeting at Nor
folk are loud in their praise of the
treatment they received, and do not tire
of commending the work done by the
association. Father Cleland of Fremont,
known as "The Grand Old Man" of the
association, seems to be their model of
what a fireman should be, not only in
work but in word also. Grand Island
was selected as the place for holding the
next annual meeting, and the new
officers are: President, M. J. Sanders of
Kearney; first vice-president, P. B.
Cummings of Fremont; secretary, C. A.
Peterson, of Stromsbnrg; treasurer, D.
W. Carre of Beatrice. The banquet on
the last evening of the meeting formed
a very fitting close of the exercises. The
speaking was by W. M. Robertson, toast
master; Burt Mapes of Norfolk, to the
toast "Our Guests;" Judge Robison,
"Life of a Fireman;1' J. C. Cleland on
"Obedience;" W. H. Hamilton of Lex
ington, formerly of Platte county, on
"Alarms;" J. N. Kilian on "Fire Es
capes;" George Corcoran of York, on
"Roll Call;" G. M. Hull of Kearney, on
"Appreciation." Gold-headed canes
were presented to the retiring president
and secretary. The meeting at Norfolk
is pronounced first-class in all respects.
St. Catharine Reading Circle.
Will meet with Mrs. V. A. Macken,
Wednesday January 23, at 8 p. m.
Quotations from Colton.
Church History, sec. 19 to 22, pages 58
Physics, pages 115 to 125.
Piano solo, Miss S. Fitzpatrick.
Discussion of the ethics of the Mer
chant of Venice, Mesdames Geitzen,
O'Brien and Walker.
Vocal solo, Mrs. Macken.
Humorous reading, Mrs. Mulvihill.
Piano solo, Miss K. Vogel.
A Paper on the Roman Catacombs,
Vocal solo, Miss Mamie Macken.
Recitation Pancracius, Miss Mae
' hereby tendered to
our kind frie
their gifts ;
jendly. in tlfeir greet
ings Monday evenii
henry mm & CO.,
Eleventh Street, -
AVe invite vou to come and see us. We regard the interests of our
patrons as mutual with our own, so far as our dealings are concerned our
part of the obMgition being to provide and offer
Good - Goods - at - Fair - Prices.
JeirEVERYTHIXG KEPT that is expected to be found in a first
class, up-to-date grocery store.
The council met in adjourned session
last Friday evening, all present, except
After reading of minutes the consider
ation of the Keating bill was taken up,
all interested being present, and finally
disposed of by allowing Mr. Keating's
It seemed that Keating had done work
on the streets, and he had told Street
Commissioner McCray that Mason Beall
had authorized him to do his work, but
this Beall denied. Beall's road receipt
was issued to Keating; after this McCray
had received labor from Beall for his
poll tax, and wished Keating to pass the
receipt to Beall. The council thought
that Commissioner McCray had not man
aged just right in allowing Beall to work
the tax when there had been a receipt
issued for it.
The police judge's report showed fines
collected for the month of December $10.
Action was deferred on the bill of
Dussell & Son for $10.40.
Action was deferred on the bill of Dr.
Willy, $a00 and Arnold & Gabler $1.25,
for medicine and attendance on Polky
Barnes, until the mayor could confer
with Oyerseer of the Poor Speice in re
gard to same. It seems that Barnes was
an old man, a stranger from Iowa, and
was directed to come to Columbus, near
which he was told he had a son living,
when he should have been directed to
Aurora. He had 65 cents left when he
got here, and took sick besides.
. The bill of C. A. Speice for $15 was
allowed. Part was for coal and part for
a tent that had been used during the
summer by the board of health while
quarantining a family. The city now
owns the tent.
The bill of L. S. Phillips for rent of
gun and for shells, 60 cts. was referred to
the committee on claims. The gun was
got to shoot cats to prevent the spread
of diphtheria, the dectors saying that
there was nothing which contributed to
the spread of that disease more than pet
cats going from one house to another.
The bill of W. A. McAllister, $3 for
judge of election was allowed.
An ordinance was offered by Gray to
amend sections two and four of the
occupation - tax ordinance, making
changes so as to make the "fiscal" year
and the "municipal" year end on the
same date, and license may be issued
after October on payment of half-yearly
Under suspension of tho rules by a
unanimous vote, the ordinance was read
a second time.
Mr. Gray also introduced an ordinance
amending the ordinance organizing tho
police force of the city and defining
their duties. As amended, the force is
to consist of one chief of police and two
regular policemen to be appointed by
the mayor and the appointment not to
be deemed valid after the next meeting
of the.council unless tho appointed shall
be approved by the council.
The police are to provide themselves
with a suitable uniform, under the direc
tion of the mayor, and give bond to in
demnify the city against damages that
may be sustained for unlawful and un
authorized acts of the police In case of
emergency the mayor may employ such
number of special policemen as the
emergency may demand and dispense
with their services when the emergency
is passed. The hours of duty for the
chief of police are from 7 a. m., to 7 p. m.
and of the regulars from 7 p. ni., to 7 a.
m., following; the specials to do such
duty and at such times as designated by
the mayor or chief of police.
Under the unanimous suspension of
the rules tho ordinance was read a sec
Editob Journal: I am a democrat
and engaged in a business which is not
regarded by law as safe except under
bonds, and we have had so much injus
tice practiced against us, in one way and
another, that I am tired of voting as wo
did last year. It would bo for tho best
interest of all the men engaged in tho
same business I am, if tho laws were
enforced, instead of, as now, let every
man do about as ho pleases. Tho laxity
of Sunday selling of liquor, and tho non
collection from some saloons of the
occupation tax are the things that are
particularly galling. I feel pretty sure
that if there is a good ticket named of
solid, reasonable men, on the pledge of
impartially enforcing the laws, they can
be elected at tho coming city election,
and certainly something must be done.
I. X. O.
C. h. S. C.
Will meet with Mr. and Mrs. F. W.
Herrick, Jannary 26, at 7:30 p. in.
Roll call news items.
"The Growth of tho English Nation,""
chapter ix., Pearl McCoy.
"From Chancer to Tennyson," chapter
iii., Dr. E. H. Nauman.
Character sK6teh Oliver Cromwell,
W. A. McAllister; Queen Elizabeth of
England, Mrs. Nauman; Mary, Queen of
Scotts, C. A. Brindley; Queen Mary of
1 England, Mrs. Herrick.
"How shall we divide?" says the Hum
phrey Democrat, and follows up the
interrogation with a column article
telling how the town of Humphrey
would be benefited were the tier of
townships in south Madison and one
and a half tiers of north Platte county
separated from the two counties, and
thereby create a new county, with
Humphrey as the county seat.
Both Madison and Platte counties are
heavily bonded, and the south tier of
townships in Madison and the north tier
in Platte county helped to create this
indebtedness, and they will be compelled
to remain in their present counties until
this indebtedness is liquidated. With
such a scheme as proposed, it would be
an easy matter for Platte county to re
pudiate her whole indebtedness. Wo
will take it for granted the secessionists
wero successful, then that tier of town
ships on the east could join to Colfax;
on tho south the townships could join
to Merrick, Polk and Butler; on the
west we could join to Nanco and Boone,
aud by this time there would bo nothing
left of Platto county, and the indebted
ness would naturally be repudiated.
But this will not be done, nor do we
believe any portion of it will be done.
If Columbus could hold the county.seat
by dividing off the north half of the
county and forcing tho south half to
assume the debts of the whole county, it
would be "penny wise and a pound
foolish." Columbus beiiig a city of
nearly 5,000 inhabitants and nearly all
lines of business being carried on within
her lorders, she does not need to fear
that by the removal of the county seat
she would lose any of her business
interests, nor does she need to fear that
any interest would be lost that she
could not get back ten-fold by having
the earnest co-operation of the north
half of Platte county as well as the south
half, by forever settling the county seat
question by voting to Platte Center the
county seat and not continue to work up
turmoil and hatred by continually
swinging a court house club over the
people of the north end of the county
until they have at last made an open
declaration that something must be done
or they will secede from the county.
The above article we reproduce from
the Platte Center Signal of Jan. 18th,
and give it entire, so that there can be
no reason to think we do the Signal in
justice. It is bad enough for the Signal
and the Humphrey Democrat, two of the
newspapers paid for printing tho pro
ceedings of the county board, etc.. to be
advocating the removal of the county
seat from Columbus, but for tho Signal
to advance the idea of the possibility of
Platte county repudiating hor indebted
ness, in any shape, is a little too much.
Besides, the method to w hich the Signal
refers is an utter impossibility under our
laws. If the editor of the Signal will
examino the statutes with reference to
counties he will find that ho has been
self-deceived or some one has badly sold
him. If counties could get rid of their
indebtedness by simply cutting off por
tions of their territory, it doubtless
would have been done long ago by others
than Platte county. If the Signal had
exercised only a little foresight before
writing such a blundering article, it
would have saved itself a good deal of
just criticism and ridicule.
Tho district court has been in session
since the beginning of last week, Judge
Sullivan presiding. We give, in brief,
the judge's notes of cases disposed of:
Platto Center Loan and Building
Association v. Pat Hays. Dismissed at
Margaret Bennett v. Sam Pollock et
al. Dismissed for want of prosecution.
Nancy L. Gooder v. John F. Morey.
Dismissed at plaintiff's costs.
Columbus State Bank v. Kate Kuntz
elman. Sale confirmed.
Abts & Calto v. Frank Wozniak. De
cree and foreclosure.
James Gillespie v. Dan Holleran. Ver
dict for defendant.
Elston v. City of Columbus. Appeal
of defendant dismissed.
Anna Schultz v. John Wurdeman.
Defendant gave bond for appearance at
next term of court in the sum of $1,000.
First National Bank of Hastings v.
Farmers' and Merchants' Bank of Platto
Center. Verdict for defendant.
Joseph Kaus v. M. J. Clark. Verdict
for plaintiff $35.
Daniel Holleran v. James Gillespie.
Decree of foreclosure for plaintiff for
Hannah Joseph v. Lorenzo Joseph.
Action for divorce. Application of Ar
thur Smith to intervene is denied.
State v. Andrew Hamling. Verdict
State v. Albert Huntsman. Dismissed
on motion or county attorney.
State v. John Paproski. Continued
to next term.
NEW STUD FARM FOR INDIANA.
Thomas Miller Porchases Property Near
Wabash and Will 3Iovc from Nebnuka.
Wabash, Ind., Jan 19. Thomas Mil
ler, owning the Cedar Bank Stud Farm,
near Fullerton, Nebr., today obtained
possession of a farm north of this city
and will bring his sixty animals, in
cluding the stallion Shadeland Onward,
from Nebraska to Wabash.
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