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WEDNESDAY. OCTOHKK C. 1KI7.
. A M. TIME TABLE.
St.Lalaa4 all point
CMt and vouth.
Salt Lake City.
Kan FraarIwo anil all
No. 22 "PAssengcr 7:10 a. m
No. 52 "Freight anil Accommodation. 4:ir p. m
Daily except Sunday.
Daily exrept Satunlaj-.
No. 21 Pasttewjr 8:23 p. m
No. 31 'Freight and Accommodation . 4:00 p. m
Daily except Sunday.
Col. Local.. . fl 00 h. m ' Limit! 10ia.m
Atlantic Ex. 7.-00 a. in I Fast Mail ... :ir. p.m
tir. It). Local 12:40p. m Ut. I. 1ocal 8:14 p. in
Kut Mail . . . 2:15 p. m I
No. 2. Fn.t Mail, cnrrit paMtensera for
through iMiintH. Coin wrt at fi:l p. in., ar
rive nt Denvi-r 7:10 a.m. No. 2. Fat Mail car
ries paHMiiKra to Schnyler. Fremont. Valley
ami Omaha Koine eatt at 2:15 p. in.
The freight train leaving here at 8i5 p. m. car
rieii pas-wngerM f rom here to Valley.
coi.usjnriH and nokfole.
PaasenKerarriveBfromSiouit'ity 12:30 p. m
livet for Sioux City i:ir p. m
Mixed Wres for Sioux City 80 a. m
Mixed MrrivH 11:0.) p. m
roll AI.IHO.V AND OF.UAK KAl'IDH.
Mizedleavea & m
Mimd arrive J0 P
I'ar'hcnKer leaves l:..up.m
arrive 1220 p. m
t4jp-.Ul noticeH nndiT thin heading will
charged at tlm rae rtf $1 a jear.
LEHANUN LODGE No. S3. A. F. A. A. M.
Kepular uu-etiiiKf) 2d Weilnewlay in wu'h
month. All brethren invited to attend
V. H. Fox. W. M.
Hasmc.sk.s. Sec'y. vojuly
W1LDEV LODKE No. 41, l.O. O. F..
meete Tuesday bieninga of each
:v.h-W at their hall on Thirteenth
? .!r...i V';itini Itretliren cordially
intit.-d. V. A. Way. N. 1.
V. K. NoTKTKlN. Sec'y. -Jijaii)l-tf
(OLUMHIAN CAMP No. SS. WOODMEN OF
the World, meets every Hecond and fourth
'i'hurMlaye of the month, 7:30 p. in., at K. of P.
llall, Eleventh htreet. It.-u!ur uttendHnce is
very deuirahle, and all vifiitin hrethreu are cor
dially invite! to innjt with ua jan23- H.
EOlKJANIZEDCHUftCIl OK L.V1TEU-DAV
U..:. ft. . 11 rTiiliiiMj.rviftM( PVpfV SllIKIrlV
at 2 p. in., prajer me;tinK on Wtslnesday eveniug
at their chail, corner of North bt rret and Pacific
Avenue. All are cordially invitel.
ISiulbtt Elder II. J. llCUSON. President.
GERMAN UEFOKMED CIIUBCll.-Sunday
Schofd at ViStin. in. Chnrch every Sunday
at 10.20 a. in. Christian Endeavor at 70 p. in.
Ladies' Aid Society t-ry tirbt Thursday in the
montli at the church. llnov-W
- FOK SALE AT
Wheut V nit'lit'l
Corn, flheiltMl V biiahel.. .
( lata htisln'l
H a bttsliel
Hoja J cwt
Fat cattlo V cwt
Potatoes - " lmshel
Hulter - tb V2$ 1"
EtfK V dozon 61 1-
Miirketfl currwteil evry T06ilny af
ternuou. Inquire of Herriclr. 2
New line of Caps at von Bergen's.
Go to Strauss for the lest photos.
Toys ami albums tit von Bergen's.
Fine weather, although a little dry.
Fancy China Ware at von Bergen's.
IX F. Davis, lawyer, office in Barber
Dr. Xaumann, dentist, Thirteenth
Dr. L. C. Voes, Homeopathic physi
cian, Columbus, Neb.
If you want a photo that will do you
justice go to Strauss. 2-tf
See the prices on Boots and Shoes
at von Bergen's before buying. 2t
Silk velvet Tarn O'Shanters, only
45c, worth S1.2",. J. C. Fillman.
Drs. Martyn. Evans .v. Geer, office
three doors north of Friedhofs store, tf
Your name can be added to The
Journal list of subscribers at any time.
Do not fail to see our 8-foot galvan
ized steel mill for $25.00. A. Dnssell k
Cow Boy Hats, this week, only 88c.
Get one before all are gone. J. C. Fill
man. We never had so many new goods
in novelties as we have today. Her
Frankie Mills has the diphtheria;
also Miss Mary Costello and the children
of Joseph Barnes.
J. W. Tanner, the versatile editor of
the Fullerton Post, was in the city Mon
day between trains.
Joe Coolidge came home for Sunday.
He is now with the pile-driver outfit on
the U. P., now at Cheyenne.
The residence of J. H. Kereenbrock
was quarantined Monday, one of the
daughters having diphtheria.
The Woman's club held their first
general meeting Saturday afternoon,
with a very large attendance.
The Dickinson school north of town,
taught by Miss Pearl Mosgrove, has
been closed on account of diphtheria.
Daniel T. Dickenson of Humphrey
died suddenly at his home Wednesday
morning hut. He was 74 years of age,
nd TxniTeraally respected.
fxfrik &&SvktiZ6im irfir-fc .tjmS
Horace Harding has a situation with
the Humphrey Democrat.
J. W. Mitchell's new residence will
soon be ready for occupancy.
Our new picture mouldings have
arrived. They are new, neat and nice.
Guy C. Barnum came home Thurs
day from Norfolk, very much improved
George Willard has been in town
several days, the first since he moved to
Services next Sunday as usual at the
Methodist church. Evening subject,
Mrs. M. Brady is dangerously sick,
caused from a sunstroke she received
The weather student will read with
interest Mr. Crouch's communication in
Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell of Grand Is
land, are guests at the Thurston. He
was formerly cook there.
Aristo Platino photos are the latest
style, and you can get them at Notes
tein's. All work warranted. tf
Bring your picture to W. R. Note
stein and have a life-size crayon portrait
with a nice frame all for $5.00. tf
Dr. R. D. McKean, dentist, succes
sor to Dr. Hoiighawout, ground Hoor, 4
doors north First National Bank, tf
Charles Schroederand family have
removed to Omaha, where Mr. Schroe
der has been at work several years.
Frank Mills' residence is quaran
tined for scarlet fever, the little son
Frank, was taken sick several days ago.
Henry Gass, Jr., was given a surprise
Saturday evening by a number of his
friends, in honor of his birthday anniver
sary. Mr. Hilsebeok, principal of the pub
lic schools of Platte Center, was in the
city Saturday, as was also Editor Grnen
ther. Usual services in the Presbyterian
church next Sabbath. Morning subject,
"Elijah's Prayer;" evening, "Jeans' Re
buke." Republicans of Platte county never
had a better ticket, and never a better
prospect for the election of their whole
Washington county took the first
premium at the state fair; Saline the
second; Thayer the third; Boone the
Rev. J. J. Clifton, the able minister
of the Baptist church at Palestine,
called at Journal headquarters Satur
Fall Dry Goods at E.
D. Fitzpatrick's. See
- Mta. C. A. Brindley and Mrs. M.
Brugger went to Beatrice Tuesday as
delegated to the State federation of Wo
FARMERS, ATTENTION. You
cau get an 8-foot Freeport Galvanized
steel windmill from A. Dussell & Son
for only S25.00. tf
The elements of success are not all
within the lines of the republican party,
but they are likely to be there before
and on election day.
C C. Hardy for all kinds of repairing
and job work, also screen doors and
windows made to order. Three doors
weBt of Galley's store, tf
Misa Jennie Gasser, who is one of
the attendants at the Methodist hospi
tal, Omaha, came up to attend her
Rev. H. G. Kemp, formerly of this
place, was in the city Monday on hia way
home from the cenference, having been
assigned to Chambers.
Clans Liohding of Creston was fined
$5 and costs by Judge Killian Saturday
for assault committed against John Cars
teneon, also of Creston.
October 8 is Nebraska day at the
Nashville exposition, and Mr. Cody offers
to turn over the whole Wild West show
to make the day a success.
Henry Zinnecker was ordained as a
minister at the 31. E. conference in
Schuyler Sunday and was given an ap
pointment as pastor at Marquette.
The homes of Lou Pittinan, F. P.
Bushnell and R. C. Boyd were quaran
tined this morning, the first two for
diphtheria, and the latter for scarlet
Fred. Meedel will make a good su
pervisor. He is a young mau who has
always taken a very lively interest in the
public affairs of the district, and knows
Nobody who knows anything about
it, doubts the declaration that Snp't Wil
liams will wake a model superintendent
for Platte county, in every respect that
can be named.
Repairing of traction engines a spec
ialty; also raising of smoke stacks, and
boiler work of all kinds. Boilers and
engines for sale. J. A. L. Talley, Co
lumbus, Nebr. tf
J. O. Shannon, who formerly resided
here, and iu 1870 was county superin
tendent of schools, arrived in the city
last week and is stopping with his son,
O. C. Shannon.
The Platte Center Signal, notwith
standing it is a fusion paper, says that
the republicans of Platte county have
all reason to feel proud over Sup't
The History club are requested to
meet on the 13th with Miss Phoebe Ger
rard to re organize for the winter's study.
All new members who will read with the
circle are invited to be present.
Marriage licenses were issued the
past week by Judge Kilian to Eugene
Curtis, and Miss Elizabeth Echiliman
both of Butler county; Fred Brunken of
Lancaster county and Mies Hannah Nee
meyer. From the Platte Center Signal we
learn that the Omaha elevator which
was burned at that place was valued at
$4,500; the contents were 4,000 bushels
of corn, 800 of oats, 350 of rye and 300
Jack MacColl of Lexington was in
the city Thursday. He reports every
thing O. K. in his part of the state, both
politically, and in the way of crops.
Winter wheat is the favorite product
The Union caucus of Columbus twp.
placed the following ticket in the field
S&turday: treasurer, Fred. Stenger; as
sessor, Henry O. Rhodehorst: clerk, Fred.
Scofield: justice, W.J.Newman and con
stable, Fred. Meyer.
"""T " iiine TnTiiarI-iruJjJj8 .. -.-
The Turner ranche or Island farm.
For particulars, address,
Mrs. Mart Turner,
28 Olive St, Ocean Grove,
tf New Jersey.
Certain politicians are trying to
make light of the republican ticket by
calling it "Dutch," but when the votes
are counted it will doubtless be found
that, as usual, "The Dutch have taken
J. L. Wright, representing the com
mission firm of Brinson-Judd Grain Co.
of St. Louis, left Friday for that city.
He received a telegram from the house
calling him in to remain in the office in
definitely. Miss Celia Wagner of this city has
been engaged u teacher for district No.
69, five miles northwest of Humphrey.
Miss Wagner is a thoughtful young lady
and will no doubt give good satisfaction
Joseph Barnes lost his sorghum fac
tory by fire Saturday night, together
with 300 gallons of syrup, a pan, some
new- barrels and the building. We have
not heard the amount of the loss, or
There will be no preaching in the
Baptist church Sunday, Rev. Pulis being
in attendance at the state association of
Baptists, at Pawnee City. The regular
Sunday school and young people's so
cieties will be held.
The Congregational church mem
bers are arranging to furnish their church
with new carpets and pews, and will also
build a new furnace and repaint the
building throughout. Work will proba
bly begin next month.
Mrs. C. A. Speice was pleasantly
surprised Monday afternoon by about
sixteen lady friends. Mrs. J. C. Post,
Mrs. Gus. Speice and Miss Lettie Speice
arranged for the party and a most pleas
ant afternoon was passed.
We will pay a salary of $10 per week
for man with rig to introduce Perfection
Poultry Mixture in the country, the
greatest egg producer on earth. Refer
ence required. Address with stamp.
Perfection Mfg. Co., Parsons, Kansas.
William Roth, carpenter and con
tractor, holds himself in readiness for
all kinds of work in his line. If you are
thinking of having any carpenter work
done, communicate with William Roth,
Columbus, Nebraska, and get fig
Mrs. Anna Cartog, on her way home
which is at Patoma, Wise, was injured
at Platte Center, being thrown against
the back of a car seat, fracturing two of
her ribs. When the train stopped, she
was standing up. She is at the Oxnard,
About forty delegates attended the
Loup and Elkhorn Baptist association,
which met in the Baptist church from
Thursday to Sunday evening. The sess
ions were well attended by Columbus
people and the program throughout was
Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, who is well
known throughout the west as a very
talented lady, has opened a law office in
Washington City, D. C, in association
with Mrs. Ellen Spencer Musaey, who is
a lawyer of unquestioned ability and high
Just out the prettiest song of the
season, "fretty White Laly, waltz song.
Beantiful words, pretty music. Marked
price 50c. Send 25c in stamps to the
publishers, Morgan Music Co., Arkansas
City, Kansas, and secure n copy. When
ordering, mention this paper.
Edith, infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. I. H. Britell, uged nine weeks, died
Wednesday morning. Short funeral
services were held at the house Thursday
noon and the parents, together with Rev.
Mickel, the pastor, took the body to St.
Edward in the afternoon, for burial.
The first number of the Klondyke
News, published in Dawson City, July 17,
has made its appearance. It is 75 cents
a copy, $20 a year, invariably in advance.
It is 0x12 inches, four pages, three col
umns each. The office is 12x14 feet on
the ground, eight logs high, and roofed
with logs, moss and earth.
Nick Schroeder, a lad of twelve
years living near Ed. Newman's, was
kicked by a horse Thursday last and
while it .was a close call for the right
eye, bis cheek and forehead being gashed
and both eyes swelled tight, Drs. Mar
tyn and Geer, who attended him, think
he will pull through with sight unim
paired. It has become a custom with Platte
county voters to give officere a re-election,
where they have not assumed to be a
law unto themselves, instead of serving
the public in accordance with the pro-
I visions of the statutes. Emil Pohl and
Judge Kilian have not assumed to be
above the law, and are asking your sup
port for a second term.
The Madison and Platte county
Teachers' association will meet in Mad
ison, Saturday, Oct. 23. The following
teachers from Platte county are on the
program: Miss Ella Coleman, E. J.
Paul, M. M. Rothleitner, Miss Elizabeth
Sheehen and Miss Mamie Shea. The
next Platte county association will be
held at Creston in November.
Among the Methodists who attended
the conference at Schuyler last week
were, Henry and Bertha Zinnecker, Mrs.
Chas. Hudson, Mrs.Loshbaugh, Mr. and
Mrs. Olcott, Mr. and Mrs. Farrand, Mr.
and Mrs. Butler, Mrs. Carleson, Mr. and
Mrs. Craun, C. A. Lindstrum and family,
Gordon Cross and Miss Lucy Cross,
Mrs. King and Rev. and Mrs. Mickel.
If any Journal readers have a
notion that P. H. Bender is not in every
way qualified for the position of sheriff,
they should disabuse themselves of it at
once. He believes in fair play all
around, and "equality before the law"
for all classes of citizens. It elected, he
will give his entire attention to the work
of the office, and will no doubt give good
satisfaction in the discharge of its duties.
At a meeting of republicans of this
supervisor district last Saturday after
noon at the Council hall, M. K. Turner
was elected chairman and Albert Steng
ger secretary. On motion of Carl Kra
mer, the nomination of Fred. Meedel of
Loup township as supervisor for the dis
trict was made by acclamation, by the
unanimous vote of those present. Mr.
Meedel responded in a short speech
pledging his best ability, in case of his
election, to the service of his fellow-citizens.
The central committee elected
Columbus, John Wiggins; Colum-
bus township, George . Barnum; But
ler, D. C Owen; Loup, Jobs. Boss,
The marriage of Charles L. Stillman
and Miss Maud Naylor is to take place
at noon. October 14, at the Presbyterian
church, this city, and Tm Journal, in
advance of the happy event, tenders
congratulations to the worthy young
couple, and with their numerous friends,
wishes them a prosperous and happy
Otto Merz has begun the erection of
a 50 foot brick building for his meat
market on the second lot west of his
present location on Eleventh street.
The building will be fitted with all new
appliances, with cement cellar and walk
with large front windows. John Wur
demann has the contract for the work
and expects to have it ready for occu
pancy in about forty days.
Two soldiers named Cohen and Polk
are walking from New York to Califor
nia with two wheelbarrows and two
dogs, on a wager of $5,000 that they get
to San Francisco in seven months from
Jnne 8, 1897. Each wheelbarrow con
tains their camping outfit, and they
make their expenses by the sale of their
photographs at 10 cents each. They
expect to pass through this city about
City Treasurer Frank Wurdeman
makes his report regularly at the first
meeting of the city council each month,
of the transactions of the prior month.
It is the duty of the council to "cause to
be published semi-annually, a statement
of the receipts of the corporation and
sources thereof, and an itemized account
of expenditures." We have not seen the
current semi-annual statement, but Wur
deman is all right.
No one doubts Henry Huntemann's
ability to count in the money due the
county; keep every cent of it as provi
ded by law; pay and count out to those
entitled to receive from the county
treasury and then, make report of the
same in strict compliance with law, to
the taxpayers of the county. The ser
vice of the public is one thing official
bossism is an eutirely different thing,
and Henry is no boss.
II. Charters, who had conducted
the Meridian hotel since he purchased the
furniture of the Pollock's, 22 days, quit
the premises and the city Monday of last
week, leaving also a number of unsettled
accounts. On the $1905 worth of furni
ture he had paid only $20. The house is
now iu charge of S. L. McCoy, for the
owner, Hugh Hughes, and is being con
ducted, for the present, as a lodging
house, with good patronage.
The game of base ball played here
Sunday last between a West Point nine
and the Fremont Brewers resulted in a
score of 9 to 13 in favor of Fremont.
This was the fourth game of a series of
nine to be played for the championship
of Nebraska, the first of the series won
by Fremont. It was witnessed by quite
an audience and was very exciting.
They played at Fremont Monday, tying
at C to 6. They play here again next
As we understand it, Judge Kilian
has transacted a great deal more busi
ness in his office than any one of his
predecessors during the same time;
there can be no question by anybody
who knows anything about the affairs
of the office, that everything about it
is kept in first-class order under Judge
Kilian. He takes pride in keeping his
office, and more especially the records,
clean and neat. He is entitled to a re
election. We notice the following among the
appointments made by the North Ne
braska conference, Grand Island district,
Monday morning; D. K. Tindall, presi
ding elder. Cedar Rapids, J. P. Yost;
Clarks, li. C. McReynolds; Columbus,
A. L. Mickel; Fullerton, F. W. Bross;
Genoa, R. D. Snyder; Richland, to be
supplied; Schuyler, J. W. Jennings; Sil
ver Creek, C. F. Haywood. J. B. Leedom
goes to HoskinB; J. Q. A. Fleharty to
Albright, and H. L. Powers is confer
ence evangelist of the Omaha district.
Henry Gass, the undertaker, met
with an accident Monday forenoon that
may lay him up for awhile. In getting
out of his wagon his watch chain caught
on the seat, putting him in such a posi
tion that he was helpless to hold his
team; he was thrown to the ground,
and both bones of the left leg were frac
tured about midway between knee and
ankle, the break being diagonal and
rather ugly for quick healing. He was
immediately taken home and cared for.
No serious consequences are anticipated.
Henry Huntemann, the republican
candidate for county treasurer, was born
in Germany in 1858, and moved to Amer
ica 1879, living in Platte county ever
since, working most of the time at the
carpenter trade. In 1889 he moved to
tho city erecting a planing mill. In the
fall of 93 fire destroyed the planing mill
and the next Bpring Mr. Hunteman re
moved to his farm in Sherman township,
where he has since lived. Mr. Huntemann
is a thoroughly honest, industrious man,
and deserves your vote for the office of
'The American Protective Tariff
League has just issued another and very
complete edition of our tariff laws. This
volume of IU pages gives the official text
of the Dingley tariff; complete compari
son of the Dingley and Wilson law; and,
index to all articles covered by the new
tariff. The book will be of great value
for reference and for answering all ques
tions regarding the tariff. It will be sent
to any address for 25 cents. Ask for doc
ument No. 27, and address The Ameri
can Protective Tariff League, 135 West
23rd street, New York.
Saturday a misfortune happened to
a man from St. Edward, who was on his
way to Fremont to get a load of apples.
Some stranger was riding with him and
smoking; he got out at Mr. Hippie's, and
soon after it was discovered that the hay
in the wagon was on fire. Although he
did his best, he was unable to put the
fire out, and by the time he reached Mrs.
Erb'a corner, everything was consumed
except horses, front trucks, wagon seat
and neck-yoke. The man's hands were
quite badly burned. He also lost his
grip and extra clothing in the fire.
A superb group of American Beauty
Roses, artistically arranged, with a bit of
paper tied about the stems, makes the
October number of the Art Interchange
a welcome visitor. It is one of the best
things Mr. Longpre has ever done, and
should find a wide popularity. It is sup
plemented by asecond color plate for the
use of china decorators, as well as by a
noble engraving by Baude from Rem
brandt of the head known as "The Poet"
in the collection of the Caaaell Gallery.
For sale by all newsdealers. 35 cents.
The Art Interchange Co., New York.
V.U 4- L- .3 t-J
Aden At the home of his daughter,
Mrs. John Sturgeon near this city, Sat
urday, Oct. 2, Mr. Habbe Aden, at the
age of eighty years, lacking ten days.
Mr. Aden was a native of Germany
and emigrated to America in 1869. He
settled on a homestead near Rising City.
Neb. in 1871. Four sons and two daugh
ters, and twenty-fivo grandchildren
mourn his death, besides a large number
of friends and acquaintances. Mr.
and Mrs. Aden celebrated their golden
wedding day two years ago, and soon
after, Mrs. Aden departed this life. Mr.
Aden longed to join her in the land of
light and glory, and his lonesomeness
the last two years has been very notice
able to hia friends. The remains were
taken to his former neighborhood near
Garrison for burial Monday, Oct. 4.
May he rest in peace.
Snodorass Thursday evening, Sep
tember 30, at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. John Sissle, three miles west of
this city, Sarah, wife of John Snodgraas,
in the 27th year of her age.
Sarah Sissle was born near Canton,
Ohio, January 10, 1871, the fifth child of
Mr. and Mrs. John Sissle. She was
married to John Snodgrass July 21st,
1897, and they wont immediately to his
farm west of Holdredge to live. With
her father-in-law S. H. Snodgrass, she
came down here on a visit, arriving Sun
day week. Monday and Tuesday she
was at her parents' home; Wednesday
they were at Mrs. Kinnan's, across the
river. Thursday forenoon she was at
home again doing light work about the
house. In the afternoon, she was in the
city, purchasing furniture, and a few
minutes after her return home she
dropped unconscious upon the bed, and
died within fifteen minutes. Dr. Geer
was sent for and pronounced her death
due to heart trouble.
The husband was telegraphed for, re
ceiving the message at Bertrand, and
reaching here Friday noon.
Funeral services' were held at the
house Sunday morning at 10, Rev.
Mickel's theme being tho resurrection.
The remains were then taken to the Co
lumbus cemetery and lowered to their
final resting place in the presence of a
large concourse of sorrowing friends and
neighbors, whose sympathies went out
to the grief-stricken husband and par
eute, who had been so suddenly bereft
of their loved one.
Chicago Inter Ocean and Columbus
Journal, one year, in advance 1.7f. tf
Tuesday of lost week Roy Johnson
returned home from his western 60jouru
of ten days. He got as far west as Ogden,
and doesn't see why people want to go
west of Nebraska to live. He got into
the good graces of the engineers on the
road, riding mostly on the engine.
Scarcely ever a boy lived but had a spirit
of adventure, and many of them before
Koy, and even at an earlier uge in life,
have struck out for themselves with big
calculations, to be brought, through
trials and tribulations to the every dny
matt era of life.
On Tuesday night of last week it
wreck ocenrred ou the Norfolk branch
of the Union Pncitic, two freight cars
(one of them loaded with sugar) being
(foiiinKfllipd. Tim train hnil lrff Ovinr.f.
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T nuou a i-uuuuuK Mimic, uiiu, nueu mo
a coupling broke, and, when
engine slacked up, the two sections
came together with a crash. On the
same line at about 1 o'clock Wednesday
morning, a stock car loaded with cattle
in transit from Norfolk to Ames caught
fire in a feed box by a spark from the
engine, and, before the tlames could be
extinguished the cattle were burned to
H. P. Coolidge, who is out here from
Columbus, Neb., visiting his two sons,
Charley and Bert, says he was in Colo
rado during the early days, and is pretty
familiar with the traits and characteris
tics of a mining camp. He is consider
ably interested in mining machinery,
and finds that vast improvements have
been made, particularly in the stump
process since he was n mining man.
Lead and tho surroundings remind him
of tho early days in Colorado, and he is
consequently much pleased with the
country because of the associations that
ore recalled. Call, Lead, S. D.
General interest in the subject of al
uminum has led the American Monthly
Review of Reviews to publish the first
complete account of the discovery of the
American process for the reduction of al
uminum by electrolysis. The story of
this discovery (which resulted in bring
ing down the price of the metal from $10
to 35cents a pound) and its subsequent
application iu manufacturing on n com
mercial scale is one of the most interest
ing chapters in the recent annals of A
merican industrial progress. It is ano
ther instance of the triumph of Yankee
ingenuity and energy, America now
makes as much aluminum in a year as
all the countries of Europe together.
P. H. Bender, the republican candi
date for sheriff, was born in Germany, I
June 24, loot, tie came to this country
with his parents when be was two years
old, they making their home in Marshall
county, Illinois. Phil, came to Platte
county years ago, buying 160 acres of
land in Humphrey township, near Cres
ton, where he lived and farmed for two
years. He then sold, moved into Hum
phrey, where he engaged in business,
general merchandise, for some nine
years. At present, he is in the agricul
tural implement business. The criminal
that he gets after had better give right
up. Mr. Bender will make a first-class
Sup't Williams will make, for all of
Platte county, as good a superintendent,
we dare say, as any county will have,
anywhere. He is a man who attends
strictly to the business in hand, giving
it therefore his best thought, attention
and care, and all of these, not slighting
in any particular. The public schools
of Platte county need services of this
kind. The teachers in immediate chargs
of the schools will have kindly, helpful
advice and counsel from Mr. Williams.
The advancement of the children ac
cording to the true intent of the law
will be the guiding rule of his conduct,
and the teachers who are animated by
the same spirit will find it a delightful
task to follow his directions and advice.
Voters of Platte county, you have the
opportunity of a life-time to elect a man
who will use his best endeavors to
make your public schools all they ought
to be, a man of experience, thoroughly
able and competent in every respect.
Our new stock of Fall and Winter Dry Goods, Clothing,
Hats, Caps, Boots & Shoes has just arrived and we are show
ing one of the most complete stocks ever brought to Colum
bus. Remember, all our goods are of the best quality and
sold at prices that defy competition.
One of the
largest and best
in Platte county
to select from.
I mom.l fflrnU.n. l
C. J. Garlow was in Brainard Friday.
Miss Laura Byrnes spent last week in
Irv Speice went to Lincoln Tuesday
Mrs. W. H. Swartsley was in Osceola
Mrs. Dr. Evans spent a few days in
Lincoln last week.
F. M. Cookingham of Humphrey was
in town Thursday.
Miss Mary Cox went to Nebraska City
Monday to visit friends.
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Gray returned
Wednesday from Chicago.
E. D. Fitzpatrick and son Jerome
were in Rogers Saturday.
Mrs. John Murphy of Rogers is visit
ing her parents iu the city.
Guy C. Barnum took the morning
train yesterday for Lincoln.
Miss Minnie Mc Muhon visited Mrs.
Murphy in Rogers Inst week.
Miso Lillio Laudeman of St. Edward
is visit iiur the Misses Zinnecker this
Mrs. Nichols visited her brother's, E.
P. Wescott, at Silver Creek Tuesday of
Miss Katie Hays of Platte Center visi
ted hero Saturday, on her return from an
extended visit in Oumha.
W, M. Cornelius, J. H. Galley, I. L. Al
bert and J. H. Reeder were among Co
lumbusites at Fullerton lust week.
Mrs. J. C. Post starts today for her
home in Kingfisher, Old., after a visit
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Mr. ami Mrs. Frank Kline of Elm
Creek stopped between trains Wednes
day on their way to Albion for n visit
Mrs. E. O. Wells and daughter Miss
Gertrude are expected home soon from
San Jose, Cal., where they have spent
Miss Maud Hatfield returned from
Hot Springs, Arkansas Saturday, where
she has been with her grandmother, who
accompanied her home.
Dan. Lynch was in the city Wednesday
night, going to Platte Center Thursday.
He is a clerk iu State Land Commission
er Wolfe's office ut Lincoln.
Rev. and Mrs. Chas. Cross of Decatur,
Mr. and Mrs. A. Jones of Herman, Rev.
and Mrs. II. St. Townsend of Leigh, Miss
Abbie Hodgetts of David City, and Mr.
W. Taylor of Wayne have leen visitors
at II. G. Cross' this week.
Mrs. Stewart of Cheyenne, Wyo.,
passed through the city Monday on her
way to Shelby to visit friends. She is a
daughter of Mrs. Charity Smith, and ex
pects to sojonrn a month or so with rela
tives in this part of Nebraska.
The action of the Mayor in dismissing
Ed. Rossiter from the service as regular
policeman was approved, but action on
the confirmation of Adam Brady was
deferred until next meeting.
The city treasurer reported several in
surance companies as not having paid
their occupation tax for the present year.
The city attorney was authorized to no
tify local agents of such companies to
pay such tax.
Tho dog ordinance was read the third
time and passed. It provides that dogs
owned or harbored in the city shall be
licensed and collared S3 a year for the
dogs, and $4 for the bitches. All dogs
not licensed may be impounded and
killed by the police. The fine for
violating the ordinance may not exceed
The weed ordinance was also passed
its provisions we have heretofore given.
The bills allowed footed up about
Cattle for Sale.
J. L. Sturgeon Son are receiving as
occasion demands, stock cattle which
they will have for sale at their ranch
near the city.
If you wish good cattle see them at
once. If they don't have on hand what
will please you, they can be sure to sat
isfy you in a few days at farthest.
They are in the business for good, and
will make business mutually aaUatactory.
Estrtlfafced 1812. 5 Yn CeatlaaatM
J. H. GALLEY,
505 Eleventh St.,
This department is filled with new and desirable
goods, and our prices are lower than ever. An im
mense line of clothing to select from. Call and Ex
amine our stock and he convinced.
s To lay in your supply of hard coal for next
winter don't try to persuade yourself that the temper-
ature is goiug to stand at 90 in the shade until next
March it won't do it.
A cold winter is coming just as sure as oue extreaie
follows another. Be wise and avoid the fate of the
E By calling on us and placing
E livery at $9.2 per ton. This is bed-rock price for the 3
coal delivered in your bin, and on cash basis. Also, all 1
kinds of soft coal always in stock.
C. A. SPEICE &, CO. I
Saturday, a telegram to the Omaha
Bee from Schuyler gave particulare of a
fearful tragedy ut the home of Frank
Davis in Shell Creek precinct, Colfax
county, nine miles northwest of Schuyler.
Dr. Sixta was called for by Frnnk Steinad
and found four of the seveu children in
the family and their mother dead, a fifth
child iu a dying condition and a sixth
very sick. Mr. Davis and his oldest son
went to the field to work early in the
morning, leaving before the rest of the
family breakfasted. When the meal
waB prepared all sat down and early in
the course of tho meal Mrs. Davis made
some such remark as: "Eat a good break
fast and we'll all go together. An older
son's mind was affected by the remark
to the extent that he did not appease
bis appetite. A daughter, younger than
the son, after drinking about a half cup
of coffee, became sick and vomited.
The rest of the family continued tho
morning meal, although the children
made very wry faces and said the coffee
did not taste good. Strychnine had lteen
put into the coffee which soon showed
its effects when those not prostrated
spread the alarm, but not soon enough
to avoid the fatal effects noted. No
cause for'a the rash act of the unnatural
mother is assigned.
Knight and Ladir of Stcarlty,
Don't forget that this society furnishes
the best insurance at actual cost to both
men and women in same amounts. Do
not be misled. The yellow leaflets ex
plain the plan of K. & L. of S. Provides
for accident, pays part of certificate if
disabled, any time in life, and at seventy
years of age you draw your money.
Remember, Mrs. Dempster and Mrs.
Brass are soliciting the ladies for K. &
L. of S. Hope all members will take
notice that we will meet in I. O. O. F.
hall on Wednesday evening, Oct. 6, to
organize Columbus council No. 549, K.
& L. of S. John H. Dempster,
heey mm & CO.,
Eleventh Street, -
We iuvite you 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 obligation being to provide and offer
Good - Goods - at - Fair - Prices.
jarEVERYTHING KEPT that is expected to ba foumd in a first
olaat, up-to-date grocery store.
agents for tne
Cewptany of Now
your orders for October de- 1
t'lty I iaaaretf.
Treasurer Wurdeman's monthly re
port for September shows the following
amounts on hand in the various funds:
General $ 366 83
Waterworks, maintaining 704 01
" int. ou bonds 1019 32
Special sidewalk 64 03
Street, alley and highway 1 12 30
Loup river bridge 717 12
Occupation tax 518 10
Firemen's 100 00
Water meter 95 27
Total $3,696 96
Less overdraft Platte river
bridge fund 43 86
Balance in city funds 1,653 12
Krai Kstate Traafrr.
ltecber, Jieggi & Co., real estate agents,
report the following real estate transfers
filed in the office of the county clerk for
tho week ending October 2, 1897.
Louts Hel.i to Fannie Mer. m 1-3 S-lItt
ColnmUis. wil f X laj
Christian Kamow to IVter Wei in, hf
w .)r 32-19l3w. wd 1030 00
Gerhanl Luschen to Kdwaril Laachen.
a hf npqr and n hf o jr li-MMe. wil. aO 00
Ivtritz Knndoon to A. U. and K. M. Ar
nold, nw qr Sl-20-Jw. wd 3000 00
(J. W. Eiston to J. 11. Jfeedrr. et al 2-3
neirua-3w, qcd 1 OU
A. M. Clark to Eliza U Cha&. w hf aw
qrandahf aw qr S2-ltt-3w. wd 131)0 00
Thoauu Ottid to Nancy Condon, aw r
11-20-2W, wd I CO
Rater Labiacher to E. J. Herbert, Iota
3. 4. blk 3. Lockner'e let add to Hwa
phrey. wd 100 00
D. C. KavanauKh, aheriff, to W. B. Al
len, pt lot 7. blk 128. Columbas, aher
iff'adeed ao on
T. II. James et al to Mary E. Jackaoa.
lota 10, 11 blk 5. Creeton. wd 2000 00
Henry Hilfan to Emilia Wolf, lot n.
Draper's oat lota, wd 45 00
Eleven transfer, total 112,6X7 00
Ladies, AtteatUta !
I am prepared to do first-class dress
making, at home, or by the day. Long
experience, satisfaction guaranteed.
Call at residence, on Miss M. A. Feaaer,
211 east Fourteenth st, one block east
of Washington avenue. 4tp