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WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 22, 1616.
A'. .t.N. TIME TABLE.
f Save Columbus
" David Uty
. T he passenger leaves Lincoln at 0:35 p. m and
i rriYe at Columbus 9JS5 p. m; the freight leaves
I .inenln at 7 :'' a. m.. and arrives at Colombus at
; . 4.-p. tn.
UNION PACIFIC TIME-TABLE.
. OOIJJfl KST. OOISOWE8T.
iI. Local.... 6:10a.m Local Fr't.... 645a. m
. Atlantic Ex.. 7 05a.m Limited 1033 a. m
Or. Is. Local. 9:04 a. tn I Nr. PI. Local. 1:10 p. m
Nr. PI. Local. l0p.m Fast Mail..... P-m
.. Fast Mail .-.,.. 20 p. m (Jr. In. Local. 855 p. m
No. S. Fast Mail, carries passengers for
through point. Going went at B.-OT p. to., ar
rive at Remer7:t0n.ni. No. 2. Fast Mail car
ries passenger to Fremont. Valley anil Omaha
KoinKJwat at 2.-03 p.m. Xo. 21, freight, carries
, passengers, goes wet-t 6:4 a. m.
The freight train-leaving here nt 4:10 p. m. car
.rles paxKungerA from here to Valley.
COLUMBUS AND NORFOLK.
Passenger arrives from Sionx City 12:20 i. m
. U-nvi'H for SionxCity fcSOp.m
Mixfd leaves for Sioux City 7:30a. m
Mi&cd arrives llM p. ni
." : ron albion and cepau bapids.
MUced leaves 0.00 a. m
M;MlnrrirM 8:20 p. m
130 p. in
r - arrives
12:10 p. in
iy-All notice nnder this hoailing will be
. charged al the rate of 2 a year.
T-" LEBANON LODfi K No. 58, A. F. A A. M.
' --Keilar meetings 2d We.lnes.lay in each
r 7jK month. All brethren invit.il to ntteiid
- . J. 1. KTtKKH, W. M.
W. Jt. Notkstkin. Sec'y- 20JuI-
W1LDEY IXUMiE No. 44, 1.O.O.F.,
J:-ipet Tuesday evenings t eacn
flA-c- htnH.j. Visiting brethren cordially
'invited. W. A. WAV, N. (J.
'. K. Notkstkin. Sec'y. 27ja-VU-tf
OLTJMHIA CAMP No. 3.1, WOODMEN OF
."Hi.; World, meets everj- second and fourth
'I'hiirsdHvs of the mouth, 7it0 p. in., nt Oeldrich'a
Hul,..Thirte.'nth street. Ilegular attendance is
n dcsirnliK, and all visiting brethren sire cor
dially invited to meet with us. jan22-SC
RKOttdANlZKDCHUUCH OF LATTEIUDAY
Saints hold regular service every Sunday
a't 2 p. ji praxer meeting on Wetlnesday evening
'-, at llieir nan on imnwuiu
at their chattel, corner of North street anil 1'acibc
Aveune. AH are eonlially invited.
13itils Elder li. J. Hudson, President.
EVA NO. PHOT. CHUUCll. (fienn. Hefonu.)
Service every Sunday at 10:30 a. ni. Bap
tiis, marriag.-9 ami funeral sermons arecon
.lurt.vl by the Pustor in the (ierinan and English
langiiRKes. Honiilouce, Washington Ave. and
Uiiv-':' K. IE OF.I.I.KH, Pastor.
Ilityden UroH., Dry Goo.ld, Omaha.
Dr. Xntunnun, dentist, Thirteenth
Charles Kelley of Monroe, was in
Dr. T. K. Clark, Olive street. In
office at eights.
Uorn, to Mrs. A. M. Jennings, Thurs
day, a daughter.
Will Schratu was kept at home last
wek with quinsy.
Return envelopes at this office for
50 cents per hundred.
Dr. L. C. Voss, Homeopathic physi
ciau, Columbus, Nehr.
Born, to Mrs. Ira Gates, east of Co
liimbue, on the i:ith, a boy.
Little Jessie Griffin gave a party to
a few friends Satnrday afternoon.
A pension has recently been granted
to Charles V. Talbitzer of Oconee.
Dr. TIT. Bowers, veterinary surgeon,
will be found at Abts' barn hereafter, tf
Drs. Martyn, Evans & Geer, office
three doors north of Friedhof a store, tf
Chicago I nter Ocean and Colusibus
JouknaIj, one year, in advance SL7ii. tf
Miss Alice Luth taught the Galley
school last Thursday for Miss Bird
Uev. MtKre is holding revival ser
vices in the M. E. church every evening
Born, to Mrs. Will Newman, ea6t of
the city on tho i:ith, twin 1kvs: all are
Ed. and Ernest Hoare wero in the
city Mouday. Ed. is just as full of poli
tics as ever.
Maud Burns, daughter of G. O.
Br.rns, was quite sick last week, but is
Mrs. J. B. Gcitzen is slowly recover
ing from a several weeks' serious illness
with catarrhal fever.
H. J. Arnold, M. D., physician and
surgeon. Two doors north of Brod
f uehrer's jewelry store, tf
Mrs. Helen Cain has been appointed
postmistress at West Hill, this county,
vice W. J. Irwin, resigned.
Mrs. Geo. H. Spear, who has been on
the sick list for a week, has entirely
recovered. Norfolk News.
- W. J. Thurston has sold his farm in
" Monroe township to Wm. Sipple, who
tates possession in March.
.'' Mrs. David Harmon of Silver Creek,
well known by many of our readers, is
dangerously ill, with heart trouble.
. Charlio Haul, proprietor of Madi
,3. son's large brick yard, tarried in the
citv Monday on his way to Lincoln.
.,, Monday night there was a brilliant
'. halo around the moon and everybody
now will lie looking for falling weather.
- . Jules Lombard, the old war singer
l of the sixties, was in the city one day
last week, the guest of his friend, Paul
- '"Blood in its natural state contains
"8 surprising proportion of pure air,
amounting to nearly seven-eighths of its
' entire bulk."
J. A. Griffin starts today as an ad
. Vance agent for a Chicago clothing
house. He will first "do" Nebraska be
". fore traveling through other states.
Baptist church, J. D. Palis, pastor.
. . Services 11 a. m., 7:30 p. m. Subjects
' i Jan. 26th: morning, "The Child Chris-
i ijan;" evening, "Following Christ."
The meeting of the current events
?. .daas.of the Woman's dab, will be with
Mrs. J. J. Sullivan, instead of the first
named place, on next Saturday at 4 p. m.
. - John B-Geddes, the expert account
ant from Grand Island, and State Exam
iner Fodrea began work Monday mora-
. tag on the accounts of ex-Treasurer
We have before as a report on Kafir
corn which we wish to give an extended
. review next week. We think it would
be well for Nebraska farmers to plant a
little of this for triaL
W. & Dale went to Lincoln yester
day. E. A. and Henry Gerrard were in
tho city yesterday.
Mrs. Dr.Evans was reported yester
day noon as very much improved.
Leopold Plath was patting up a
windmill yesterday for Mr. Ozias, on the
C. A. Newman has been employed
by the supervisors' committee as an ex
pert in the examination of officials' books.
MarveElston returned Monday from
Cedar Bapids, where he has been baying
live poultry. He shipped from that vi
cinity something like 2300 pounds.
The committee of supervisors, ap
pointed to look after the examination of
the books of the officials, are in the city
Messrs. Bolph, Lisco and Becher.
Mrs. John Connelly, residing five
miles north of the city, was reported as
very dangerously ill with pneumonia,
and on Tuesday morning not expected
The net proceeds of the Hook &
Ladder dance, the twenty-second annual
mask ball, will be turned over for the
benefit of the city poor tho needy fire
We notice in a program of the Doug
las county teachers' association, for Feb.
1st, that W. B. Backus of Florence is on
the program for the subject "The
Teacher and the Law."
The Cecilian clnb will meet with
Misses Grace and Lucy Taylor Monday
evening. At the meeting Monday even
ing Miss Meta Pohl played tho "Big
Four March," composed by her brother
Otto of Fremont.
Bert Galley, Earl Pearsall, E. D.
Brink, Frank Wurdoman and Charles
Stillman went to Grand Island yester
day as delegates to attend tho 14th
annual state firemen's convention. Some
more may go up today.
A Polander boy tried to take his
drunken father home Monday afternoon
against his will and the two got into a
fight which brought about fifteen more
drunken men onto the boy who scratched
and iounded him up pretty badly.
A petition was being circulated Sat
urday requesting the postal authorities
to order the reduction of post-office box
rents fromCoc to 50c for the larger boxes,
and 40c to 25c for the smaller boxes. The
petition had 245 signatures when we
It is a notable fact that on the day
Judgo Hensley left the office in tho First
National bank building, the clock which
had been regularly Vonnd just as usual,
stopped at 17 minutes to 12 o'clock, and
stands at that, without any apparent
B. S. Wyatt, formerly agent here for
the Singer machine company, is now
located for the same company at Rock
Island, Illinois. He writes for TnE
JocnxAfi, and remarks that "times are
not much, if any, better hero than in
The compliments of the supervising
architect of The Joursai. to the society
reporter of the Albion Argus: Query,
shall it lie pistols and coffee for two, or
shall we not rather refer the matter for
arbitration to Senator Sprecher of the
A man named Otto Krnni was ar
rested Friday, on information from
Wayne county authorities on a charge
of passing a fraudulent check at Stan
ton. His accounts of himself are con
tradictory. He is either simple or
playing "simplicity," pretty successfully.
Bazil Geitzen, n twelve-year-old-lad,
met with a painful accident last Friday
when returning from school. He climb
ed on a loaded wagon and in getting off
his right foot was badly crushed. He
will be lame for somo time but it is
thought he will lose no part of the foot.
Fred. Hauler and family left yester
day morning for Peoria, Illinois, where
he has a position with a bicycle house as
traveling salesman. No doubt but Fred,
will feel somewhat lonesome for a while,
but with wife and little ones and a busi
ness congenial to his tastes, the new
home will soon lie all in all to" him.
The new loard of supervisors have
made an excellent beginning. John
Wiggins, the chairman elected, is a very
level-headed man, capable of saying the
right word at the right time. The fact
is that all the members, at the series of
meetings last week, showed commenda
ble zeal in looking after the interests of
The well at George Henggler's still
attracts attention as a storm signal,
blowing outward or sucking inward, as
the weather is. It has become one of the
notable things in Platte county. By the
way, at one of the springs on his place
George has constructed a basin 150x40
feet and 5 feet deep, which he expects to
utilize as a fish pond.
There will be a grand Phonograph
concert in the Congregational chnrch on
Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p. m. This
concert, by the Laing Bros. Concert
Company is everywhere highly spoken
of. The program will give selections by
Sonsa's band, Issler's orchestra, etc., with
solos by eminent singers. Admission,
adults, 25c, children 15c.
The county teachers' association
will meet in Platte Center next Satur
day. We see by the program that Sup't
Williams of this city is on the program.
Supt D. CL O'Connor of West Point, is
on the program for an address. Misses
Katie Hays and Ada Bloedorn will give
selections of music. Several teachers
from Columbus and vicinity will attend.
At the last regular meeting of the
Pioneer Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1, held
on Jan. 20, 96, the following officers were
elected for the coming year: President,
Leopold Plath; Foreman, Bert. J. Gal
ley; Assistant foreman, Gas. Yergutz;
secretary, Chris. Schmidt; assistant sec
retary, T. J. Boyd; treasurer, Louis
Meyer; trustees, Richard Jenkinson, F.
E. Fugard, D. N. Miner. -
This is the way J. D. Brewer figures
it: The total debt of the United States
is, in round thousands, 1,126,380.000.
We have had 7,000,009 idle workmen the
last three years. Say that the govern
ment had employed these men at $2 a
day at some work needed, paying them
in greenbacks, the earnings would have
been (for 300 working days in- the year)
$12,600,000,000, more than eleven times
the amount of the public debt. It is no
wonder that the thinking men of the
country are out of all sort of patience
with the present administration.
Henry Lubker's safe was cracked
Monday night and the inside boxes
broken. No money had been left in the
safe. No clew.
Mrs. George W. Clother was mar
ried the 8th of this month at the Pres
byterian church in St. Paul, Minnesota,
to Dr. Lamb of the Sisseton Indian
agency, South Dakota. Friends of Mrs.
Clother will wish her a long life of hap
piness and prosperity. We understand
Miss Enor and George, who are now in
Albion, will go to Sisseton in the spring,
to make their home.
The following members of Wildey
Lodge L O. O. F. went to Schuyler Sat
urday night and engaged in degree work
with the Schuyler brethren, after which
the Oriental degree was conferred, and
a banquet enjoyed: H. J. Hudson, C. A.
Newman, H. C Newman, J. E. Hoffman,
J. A. Griffin, Richard Jenkinson, W. K.
Notestein, W. T. Ernst, H. B. Reed, Al.
Samuelson.Geo. Fairchild, J. B. Tschndy,
J. T. Hatfield, E. DusselL
One night last week at Mr. Zin
necker's residence, the family washing
was on the line, and the usual man called
without ceremony and took all the
ladies' underwear, and left the men's
underwear unmolested. Louis had a
new $5 suit that he is very thankful
didn't walk off with the rest. The
Journal, in the interest of tho thief,
whoever he may le, would'suggest that
he go out of the business before he gets
his carcass filled with shot.
The following telegram from Lin
coln to the Omaha World-Herald will be
news to most of our readers. The Jour
nal reporter is not acquainted with
these people, although some of our read
ers may be: "John Mahlman of Colum
bus got a license from the county judge's
office permitting htm to marry Emma
Largeman. Though the latter is 23
years of age it seems her mother object
ed, and the marriage was only consum
mated after considerable strategy."
Thomas McTeggart, while driving
towards home Satnrday night, was
thrown from his dray wagon to the
ground, and sustained a broken right
arm, above the elbow, besides severe
bruises about the head. He was carried
into Stillman's pharmacy and Dr. Mar
tyn summoned to the unfortunate man's
assistance. Drs. Arnold and Clark were
called in to assist, and later Mr. McTeg
gart was taken to his home. He is im
proving as rapidly as could be expected.
State Superintendent Corbett has
mado the apportionment of Stato school
funds. The whole number of children
of school age in the state is 352,028, and
the total amount of money apportioned
is $216,336.&3, and the rate per scholar 61
cents. County Superintendent Rothleit
ner tells us that Platte county's share is
83,843.35, and 46 cents to each child of
school age. District 1, the largest, gets
621.22; district 22, tho lowest, S23.22.
The total amount, he says, is about half
as much as usual.
Mr. Hudson informs us that no
Saturday last Mystic Council No. 130,
Royal Arcanum, paid to Mrs. John
Stauffer the $1,500 due her as insurance
taken by her late husband sixteen years
ago, and which had cost him in assess
ments only $146.88. Had he taken the
rail limit, $3,000, it would have cost him
for the same length of time, $293.76.
There is not a particle of doubt but that
this, and the other noble orders organ
ized for mutual benefit, are doing an
immense amount of good.
Is it any wonder that school direc
tors should refuse to allow school-houses
to be used for miscellaneous purposes
after many such occurrences as tho fol
lowing, which we clip from the Seward
Blade? "We understand that a boy in
attendance at the literary Wednesday
evening made the ink stand of the seat
ho occupied the receptacle for the saliva
which he vigorously extracted from a
largo sized quid of tobacco. This will
not occur many times until tho literary
will have to adjourn sine die."
At a meeting of the stockholders and
depositors of the Farmers & Merchants
bank held Monday at Platte Center it
was decided by the depositors to accept
certificates of deposit due in one year, a
dividend to be declared at the end of six
months of all the money collected except
what is required by law to remain in
banks. The bank will bo reopened in
the near future under reorganization
and will do a general banking business.
Six per cent will be given on all deposits
in the bank previous to its reopening.
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Hale celebrated
the twenty-fifth anniversary of their
wedding day, on the 11th at their beauti
ful home in Humphrey. About 250 invi
tations were issued and about 200 res
ponded in person. The village band
entertained the visitors with some choice
music and the guests were royally enter
tained. Friends were present from Nor
folk, Battle Creek, Elgin, Newman Grove
and Madison to do the occasion honor
and show their appreciation of such a
worthy couple as Mr. and Mrs. Hale have
The firm of Hagel & Stevenson have
added another enterprise to their al
ready extensive business. On Friday
Mr. Hagel and W. K. Lay, their book
keeper, went to Genoa and drew up the
papers whereby Hagel & Stevenson be
come owners of the Genoa creamery
plant. The same was erected a few
years ago at a cost of $6,800. The com
pany will make some improvements and
put it in first-class running order.
Hagel & Stevenson are now conducting
five different establishments, the Colum
bus creamery, the Columbus cold stor
age, the Genoa creamery, the Sherman
township creamery and the Grand Prai
Mr. Orrin C. Breese and Miss Kittie
Way were married Thursday afternoon
at 2 o'clock, at the residence of the bride's
parents, Rev. Palis officiating. Only a
few intimate friends were present to
witness the ceremony, and enjoy the
wedding feast prepared by Mrs. Way.
Miss Way has been a teacher in this
county, being a graduate of a course at
the State Normal, Peru. Mr. Breese has
been engaged for some years with the
Columbus Creamery company, and is
now manager of the Sherman township
separator plant. The happy couple have
gone to their new home, in which The
Journal and their many other friends,
I wish them happiness and prosperity.
A number of ladies met in the par
lors of the Thurston hotel Saturday the
11th to organize a woman's club. Mrs.
Belle Merrill was elected president, Mrs.
Judge Post 'first vice president, Mrs.
Judge Sullivan second vice president,
Mrs. Dr. Voss recording secretary, Mrs.
E. H. Chambers corresponding secretary,
Mrs. O. T. Roen treasurer. This is for
the general club which meet once a week,
each member of this general club are ex
pected to belong to one or more of the
subdivisions which have the following
classes: domestic, music, history, litera
ture and current events. -The ladies are
confident of having a profitable and ben
Some thirty yonng men of the city
are organizing a singing society with
Julius Phillips and Wm. Hagel, jr., as
managers and Frank Gores as teacher
and director. While they expect to give
special attention to the music of the
masters, they will not be unmindful of
the comic and the humorous as a side
issue. That is right. Every man ac
cording to his ability, in the exercise of
his faculty, and those who think alike,
get together. But men and brethren
and sisters, too, let us have more home
entertainments. You can fill the opera
honse almost any time with good paying
audiences, to listen to home talent, if
the program is varied, and they would
be glad of the opportunity.
Bank Examiner Whitmore of Lin
coln was in the city Friday making the
rounds of tho National banks in the line
of his official duties. His business is to
make his appearance any moment of any
hour, without previous notice to bank
officials, and make a thorough examina
tion of the actual cash on hands, the
notes as evidence of money loaned, and
in brief, all the essential features of the
basiness showing the actual state of
affairs. Mr. Whitmore started in with
the First National of this city at 10
o'clock Friday, and was busily engaged
till a late hour, there being so many
notes to examine. Ho expressed him
self as very well pleased with the ex
amination. In Omaha they are instituting some
reforms that are at least suggestive of a
principle that might well bo pnt into
practice wherever public monies are
received and iinbnrsed by public officials,
and. that is, instead of depending on a
long-time report, make it a short time.
In their case they always change from a
monthly to a daily report. Tho deposi
tory banks will, before 11 o'clock of each
day, furnish the comptroller with state
ments of money deposited the previous
day by the treasurer, and the banks will
not honor any checks drawn on such
funds by the treasurer unless they are
countersigned by the comptroller. The
comptroller will at any time have access
to tho cash drawer in the city treasury
to count the cash.
The New York World's telegrams to
tho banks of tho country, asking them
how much of the public loan they would
take, waa a great advertisement for that
paper. Tho answers, printed in the
World, occupy several pages and are
very interesting. The answer of the
First National of this city was that if
they were allowed a circulation equal to
the par value of the bonds they would
take $50,000. One bank answered that
it didn't believe in doing anything to
help an administration that couldn't
help itself wait for a change. Another
answered that it 'was in the hands of a
receiver, had no money, but if the gov
ernment would take lands in exchange
for bonds they might make a deal.
The Omaha World-Herald has the
following to say of Charley Morse's great
trotter: "The Corporal, that Nebraska
product that surprised everybody last
year, may be heard from next year, in
deed it will be a wonder if he is not. He
started out last June with a record of
258 and quit with it at 2:12 There's
a reduction for you. He did not show
up such speed until after Chandler took
him in charge and then ho got down to
work, winning $10,000 during the season.
He trotted most of his miles below 2:15
and a few at 2:13. He is a magnificent
animal and it is pretty safe to say that
he has not reached the limit of his speed
and that he will give a good account of
himself next season and be a credit to
A new secret society association has
found a place in tho city, tho "Tribe of
Ben-Hur," a fraternal, beneficial order,
where men and women have equal rights
throughout. Charles I. Dixon, the spe
cial agent, has been very successful and
has now a Court here with 31 members;
the charter is to bo closed this (Tuesday)
evening. The order is founded on Lew
Wallace's book "Ben-Hur, a Tale of the
Christ." The officers elected in the
court here, last Thursday evening were:
Past chief, Rev. De Geller; chief, C. J.
Garlow; judge, A. J. Smith; teacher,
Rev. Brown; scribe, H. G. Cross; keeper
of tributes, L L. Albert; captain, D. F.
Davis; guide, Mrs. Dr. Voss; keeper of
inner gate, Mrs. Joseph Paschal; keeper
of outer gate, Clarence Hardy; medical
examiner, Dr. Voss.
A battle royal took place Monday
night between Captain Powell of St.
Edward and Captain Jerome of this city,
the former having as lieutenants Bul
lock, Thompson, Montgomery, Laude
man, Britell and Dr. Flory Pangborn,
umpire. Captain Jerome was assisted
by Lubker, Kramer, Fairchild, Johnson
and Turner Meagher, umpire. No
blunders were made, first to last. The
game was played by telegraph and con
gratulations exchanged at the close.
The record has been preserved and is
good enough for a book. Captain Jer
ome is a clear thinker and makes quick
movements. The close of the game is
here given, Colombus winning: White
K on his bishopls 3; pawn on K Kt 4;
Kt on K R 5; R on K Kt & Black K
on K B 3; R on K Kt 4, black to move.
A petition has been circulated in
Seward and vicinity, asking the B. & M.
officials to reinstate Conductor McFar
lane, who was discharged on account of
the recent wreck at tins' city. Mr.
McFarlane has been in the employ of the
B. & M for a long time, and has always
been a competent and trustworthy em
ploye. The investigation of the coro
ner's jury showed that he was not to
blame for the accident, and his discharge
was a great surprise to all who had any
knowledge of the facta. The petition
has been numerously signed, and while
it may not have the effect of securing
Mr. McFarlane's reinstatement, it will at
least show the officials the opinion of a
good many people as to his connection
with the unfortunate accident Sew
Mrs. George dark of Nance county
visited Mrs. H. G. Cross last week.
Mrs. Peter Francis and children of
Brock, Utah, is home on an extended
visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.
W: Elston. .
Mrs. Dodge of Omaha was a guest at
the home of W. A. Way last week, to
attend the wedding of her niece Miss
'Mrs, Westcott, mother of Mrs. J. E.
Nichols, is expected up from Omaha
soon. She has been spending the winter
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Ford have been
visiting Mrs. Ford's father; & G. Hurd,
a few weeks. Mr. Ford leaves Friday
for Cedar Bapids, la., where he will re
main, Mrs. Ford going later.'
Miss Mamie Beetbower started Mon
day for Philadelphia, where she will
make an extended visit with relatives;
she will atop for several weeks in Illin
ois, where Mrs. Beerbower will meet her
and go on to Philadelphia together.
We learn the following particulars
in addition to what were printed in last
week's Journal, concerning the death
of Alexander Shank. He died at Flor
ence, Wyoming, of pneumonia, age 59
years. He left Polk county, this state,
only four weeks ago. While unloading
his horses at the end of his journey,
they got loose, and in his chase after
them he caught a cold which resulted
in his fatal illness. He was the father
of thirteen children, eight of whom, with
his widow, survive him. Friends from
here who were at the funeral at Benlab,
Polk county, say it was the largest
country funeral they ever attended.
Deceased was a son of Rev. Shank, and
a man much respected by his old neigh
bors and acquaintances. The family will
continue to reside at Florence.
There is an effort being made for a
farmers' institute here about the middle
of February, to occupy a day and even
ing. The state societies, agricultural,
horticultural, poultry and improved
live-stock breeders' association, will
each furnish speakers and lecturers, who,
with the home talent that can be drafted
into the service, will mako an interest
ing session. We suggest that all farm
ers and others interested in having the
institute, write at once to John Tanna
hill, Columbus, informing him as to
about the number that could be relied
upon to be in attendance, either all or a
portion of the time daring the institute.
Wo know of places east where their
annual meetings occupying two days
and evenings, are the great local, social
and intellectual events of the year.
Leopold Plath's best horse, for which
he had been offered $50, got loose
Saturday evening and didn't come home.
George Loshbaugh, in another part of
the city, came home with his mother
late iu the evening, and, hearing a noise
on the outside, went out to see what was
the matter. A man, outlined in the
darkness, could be seen running away
from the place. On looking around,
George found a horse tied up to the
fence, and he had a four-tined pitchfork
stuck into his flank, all the tines pene
trating their full length. George pulled
the fork out, when the horse quivered
and fell, soon expiring. This merciless
treatment of a dumb brute could only
be the work of such a dangerously bad
character that a living among civilized
people except under lock, key and mas
ter, should not lie allowed him.
Otto Pohl's new march, dedicated to
the "Fremont Big Fonr," has been re
ceived by him and is now on the market.
It is a gem from a typographical and a
mechanical standpoint which does justice
to Fremont's young and gifted compos
er's excellent work. The demand for it
is great and the march, which caught
Fremont, will soon be as familiar as any
of the up-to-date marches. The "big
four" consists of Otto Pohl, Guy Hin
man, John Stewart and Fred Richards.
The above, clipped from the Fremont
Herald, gives tho local color to the pro
duction which is by County Clerk Pohl's
son Otto. The Journal acknowledges
the receipt of a copy of the march from
the gifted young composer, for which he
has onr thanks. Keep on, young man.
Yon are marking time and making har
mony in fine shape, and will, no doubt,
with proper perseverence, take high
rank as a composer.
The following comes as news from
Omaha: "The preliminary examination
of James Hermansen, the barkeeper
charged with manslaughter in connec
tion with the killing of John Starostka,
Monday, December 30, was set for hear
ing on tho 15th and again continued
until the 17th. Mrs. Mary Starostka,
the wife of the slain man, accompanied
by her four children, ranging in age from
5 years to 12, was present to listen to the
proceedings. Mrs. Starostka is without
means of support and is likely to be
thrown out of her house for non-payment
of rent. Her only source of supply to
keep the four little children from starv
ing is derived from the county. Three
of the children are unable to attend
school for lack of proper clothing. Their
shoes are soleless and their garments
hardly fulfill the requirements of the
law to protect their forms from naked
ness. Mrs. Starostka said she had a son
aged 20 years in Chicago who, if he were
here, could aid her in providing for her
family. Starostka came to Omaha 6ix
years ago from Columbus, Nebraska.
Mrs. Starostka resides on Seventh street
between Leavenworth and Marcy streets.
Friday last a man of about 32 years
of age, bailing from Centerville, Iowa,
called at the office of Judge O'Brien, and
wanted a warrant for the arrest of one
Reno, who recently was here with a
trained dog show, charging said Reno
with having, during the absence of com
plainant, enticed away his better half for
immoral purposes. He claimed to have
traced them from one town to another
as far as this city, where they put up at
one of our hotels and, as complainant
says, roomed together. From here he
traced the outfit as far as Cedar Rapids.
He wanted a warrant and wanted it bad.
The Judge informed him that officers
here would be rather reluctant in going
off on a wild-goose chase, unless expen
ses were paid or guaranteed, and as com
plainant had no money, he concluded he
would follow up Reno and the faithless
woman as best he could. We did not
learn the stranger's name. He was
dressed in a once respectable black suit,
which looked as though some one had
jerked him around in a lively manner,
the collar of his coat and sleeve of the
same being torn. He claimed that his
absconding wife left her baby behind her
at Gwterville with itraagers.
IrrigattaK y WU Fewer.
John Tannahill has a home-made irri
gation wind mill on his farm east of town
that has proved such a success, and built
with so little expense that it has aroused
considerable interest among farmers who
believe in irrigation.
Mr. Tannahill has had over a hundred
letters of inquiry in regard to the mill,
more from the eastern states than from
Nebraska residents. We give a rough
sketch and a description of the mill fur
nished by Mr. Tannahill so that any of
our readers may take advantage of his
The corner posts are 6x6 set with
anchors 5 feet in the ground and with
caps on top of posts, 6x6, and then board
ed up on outside with common inch
boards. A shaft on top of frame is of
iron, 16 feet long. The arms are 9 feet
long from the center, making the wheel
18 feet and fans (six in number) 16 feet
long. ThiB runs two pumps. The pumps
were made with two pieces of 6-inch gas
pipe, and cylinder, 6 inch, connected to
gas pipe in the middle for each pump.
The well was dug 10 feet down to water
then pnt down 10-inch wooden tube with
sand pumps 10 feet. Ping the end of the
gas pipe and set down insido of wooden
tube, then fill up with coarse gravel and
pull out wooden tube. Fill up with
coaree gravel to the top as it lets the air
pass down freely to take tho place of the
water that is drawn from below.
To make the point or the place to
receive the water: Take the gas pipe to
a blacksmith and have inch or . inch
holes drilled quite thick for 2 feet, then
take to tin smith and have it covered
with gauze. This makes n cheap and
durable point. Take a 4x4 pine and
square down to 8 squares, attach one end
to plunger on cylinder and the other end
to Pitman and here is a stay 2x1 piue 12
feet long to keep it in place. For pit
mans use wagon tongues. The cranks
are 5 inches long, making a 10 inch
Btroke. The object of the large plunger
is to give a steady stream and it lifts
easier than if it were more water and
The wind mill is never out of order
and always ready when the wind blows.
The reservoir is 50x100 feet, 7 feet deep.
He let out of his reservoir in December,
January, and March, last year, 64 feet of
water on his orchard, out of which he
gathered over 300 bushels of apples. He
used the water this summer for vegeta
bles on about six acres, and believes ho
got more garden stuff off the six acres
than he did off of thirty acres of similar
land without water. The mill cost $100,
besides the work which was done at
The cases of McDonald v Mathewson,
Weihn v Linabery et al and McNeal v
Remender et al., were stricken from the
First National bank v McCabe et al.
Petition in error sustained. Judgment
reversed at defendant's costs. Case set
for trial. Petition in SO days; answer 20
days; reply in 10 days.
Meyer v Kavanaugb, sheriff. By con
sent Lewis Meyer substituted as admin
istrator of plaintiff, who has deceased.
Drawl v Pope et al. Settled and dis
missed at plaintiff's costs.
Fidelity Mutual Life Association v
Nelson et al. Demurrer of both defend
ants overruled. Answer in 'M days;
reply in 10.
Smith v Zoigler. Case dismissed at
plaintiff's costs, as per his motion.
Steiner et al. v Steiner et al. Default
against Joseph Steiner, Rosa Steiner,
Emma Kersenbrock, Eunestina Mack,
Columbus State bank and Fred Davi?.
Trial to court and finding decree accord
ing to tho prayer of petition. By agree
ment, rental for 1895, giVen to Kersen
brock & Mack. Costs, except plaintiff's
witness fees, taxed to Kersenbrock &
Stenger v Carrig et al. Motion to
quash second summons sustained. De
fault against David Carrig.
Reed v Marshall et al. W. Everett
appointed guardian ad litem for Archie
and Bertha A. Marshall, minor defend
ants. Answer to be filed within 30 days;
20 days to reply.
Coffee v Becher et al. Demurrer of
both defendants overruled. Exceptions ;
30 days to answer; 10 days to reply.
Farmland Mortgage and Debenture
Co. Motion for security for costs sus
tained and security famished. Citizens
bank has leave to intervene and answer
in 10 days.
Kavanaugh v Watte UOnnty. Urtter
Batlen v Parks. Order for pleadings.
The Historical club meets with Guy
Fox at the Clother House Friday, Jan.
24, '96. ' Program:
History Lillian Keating, Lois Early.
Recitation Emily Rorer.
Vocal solo Maggie Zinnecker.
Essay Carl Johnson.
Piano solo Mamie Glnck.
Recitation Minnie Tannahill.
Vocal solo Alberta Post.
Recitation Anna Rasmussen.
Piano solo Lela Stillman.
Recitation Jessie Williams.
Vocal solo Helen Jerome.
Essay Jean Wilson.
Piano duett Guy Fox, Tena Zin
necker. Weekly paper Jesse Newman, Geo.
Brodfuehrer, Jessie Williams Stella El
liott, Phon Elliott.
Parlor Coacert ami Sapper.
The Ladies Guild of Grace church
will give a parlor concert and supper at
Mrs. Barber's, Wednesday evening, Feb.
5th, 1896, with the following program:
Quartette The Church Choir
Piano Solo Miss Pohl
Vocal Solo Mrs. Chambers
Piano Solo Mrs. Hockenberger
Violin and Piano.
Misses Cornels and Schroeder
Recitation Miss Martin
Vocal Solo Mrs. Reeder
Piano Solo Mrs. Barber
Vocal Duet Misses Wake and Rickly
Piano Solo Mrs. Geer
Piano Duet. . .Misses Morse and Becker
Everyone cordially invited. Admis
sion at the door 35c
HMY RAGATZ & CO.,
Fancy Groceries, ;"p
Eleventh Street -
We invite you to come ami see us. We regard the interests of our
patrons as mutual with our own, so far as our dealings are concerned fcur
part of the obligation being to provide and ofTer
Good - Goods - at - Fair - Prices.
EVERYTHING KEPT that is expected to be found in a first
class, up-to-date grocery store.
NEW STOCK !
Wc have opened a complete line
and GENTS' FURNISHINGS.
We carry several of the very best lines of Ready-made
CLOTHING and guarantee style and fit. We purchased our
goods at just the right time which enables us to sell you a suit
for a very little money.
We were especially fortunate in buying this line before the
raise in prices and by securing the makes of the best manufactur
ers of the country. We cannot be excelled in style, fit and price.
We have a most complete line of Gents Furnishing GimmIs.
We meet all honest competition in goods and prices.
BECHER, JJEGGI & CO.,
REAL - ESTATE - LOANS - INSUMNCE,
MONEY TO LOAN ON FARMS at lowsatratea of interest, on short or Ionic time, in amooat
0 "uONTSKDiaTKACrERS OF TITLE toall realestatein Platte count.
Represent THE LEADING INSURANCE COMPAKIEttof the World. Our Tarm policies
tho most literal in use. Losses adjusted, uml promptly paitl at this office.
Notary Public always in office.
Farm ami city property for sale. ... ....
Make collections of foreign inheritances and Mil fttaamship tickets to re1 from all part
of Europe. laujc'W-tf
The council met at the usual lionr
Friday evening last at the council cham
ber, basement of Commercial bank, pres
ent, Galley, Oehlrich, Held, Welch, absent
Murdoek and Whitmoyer, Mayor Phil
Clerk Becker called ths roll and read
the minutes of the previous meeting,
which were approved.
Bills were allowed and warrants order
ed to tho amount of $601.80.
A communication from Inspector God
frey was directed to bo spread upon the
Tho petition of Segelke, Jaeggi, Mrs.
Stauffer and about fifty others for a
street light at the intersection of F and
Eleventh streets was read and after qnite
a bit of discussion as to the state of city
finances just now, on motion further
action was deferred until a full council
was present. The petition alleged that
a light waa very badly needed for these
reasons, among many others: it is within
a block and a half of the railroad track,
the pathway of tramps, and that part of
tho city is so far away from the electric
lights that it is dark and dangerous. It
is only about a year ago that a citizen
was held up and robbed in this neigh
borhood. The discussion was engaged in
by Welch, Galley, Oehlrich and the
Mayor. Several considerations were
broached: the state of the finances; each
light costs the city 8100 a year; the city
now has 14 lights costing 81,400; if resi
dence portions of the city are to be
lighted, there will be a demand from
other portions should this petition be
granted; could any other light be moved
withont detriment? Several were men
tioned at this stage of the discussion,
and the subject laid over.
The communication of David Smith in
regard to the rent of a house for Mrs.
Hannah , a Polish woman, was
referred to overseer of poor for Colum
bus, ?9 a constituent part of the county
The committee on streets and grades
reported the "polls" delinquent for taxes
in the several wards, the First number
ing 36, the Second 44, the Third 59.
Their recommendation to file the list
with the county clerk was adopted.
The bill for electric lights daring De
cember was 8116.45, from which there
was dedncted for shortage of light as
reported by police, leaving bill 8115.40.
Tho treasurer's report for December
showed tho following
General fund .................$ 1419 22
Waterworks fund maintaining 177 48
" interest. 1U82
Special sidewalk toad n U
of CLOTHING, BOOTS.SHOES
II. F. J. HOCKENBKRat R
Street, alley and hinhway 40 82
Total fflfti 25
Special police fund $ 32 80
Platte river bridge bond fnnd 2 67
Loup " " " SHOW
Occupation tax fund 3 01
Total $ 4D 15
Balance on hand in city funds. S 2442 (M
Mayor Phillips called attention to the
fact that if the council had strongly in
sisted on a monthly statement from the
county treasurer as to the amount of
city funds in his hands, the probability
was that the 81,500 now due would be
available for present use.
Galley moved that the city treasurer
be directed to demand a statement
monthly from the county treasurer as to
city funds in his hands.
The ordinance providing for water
meters was then read a second time, after
which tho council adjourned,
District 44 aad Vicinity.
Hog cholera is reported as being
among the swine in this neighborhood.
One inch of snow fell Tuesday night of
last week, that being the first moisture
falling upon the ground since the 24th
of November, when 3 inches of snow felL
A brother of Frank and Will Koch is
building a new house and barn on the
northwest quarter of section 12, town 17
north, range 1 east. We are told that he
expects to have the buildings completed
by spring, when he will take unto him
self, and lead into the new honse, a fair
On the home farm just west of the
school house may be seen a beautiful
stack of wood built up of sticks of stove
wood. Harry Hickok was architect and
builder, but Joe Drinnin claims the
honor of passing the sticks of wood to
him while he stayed on top and did all
Wednesday morning after the snow
the Nimrods were out in full force, bst
only three of them have reported to me'
at this writing; they were Geo. DriBBin,
Harry Hickok and Wm. Engel, the for
mer with 4 jack rabbits, the next with 4
puss rabbits and the latter with 3; gun
ners were all equally tired.
Since November 15, there has been
plenty of snow in Kent county, Michi
gan, after a drouth of a year and a half,
and the people are rejoicing over the fact
that the drouth is broken; heavy thaws
and rains about December 17 filled the
streams and basins, and the farmers an
happy over the prospects of a crop this
year. So says local news frosm that
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