Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911 | View Entire Issue (April 19, 1899)
Powered by OpenONI
-.5 5 u
3sar.'sr-t ' ' v i&j&mmjrJ?-:
.t- i "
. , .-
v"' . .
Mat 11. MM.
at the FeatoSoe, Colambaa, Bear.,
Otw jnV to m&uL posteM pcraud
WEDNESDAY. APRIL M. 18".
CT-TW fclnrftiHrflEl JOPBJT-jAle-Fleaas
lask astasias sppaslti
JOI7BXAL sa tlaBai2 a TOE
JOVKbTAL. Up te Ofa alata, yaaw
aaaaarBBilsB m MUwMeMnil wr.
A boxd issue of $7,200 is to be made
by North Bend for a stand-pipe water
Tax Cabans turned over to General
Brooke at Havana, their army rolls, thus
closing another national question.
Fob the first time since the great
Mood of 1881, the Missoari river low
lands at Niobrara are almost completely
. Ohio is to have another oil field at
Wooster. Oil was struck in the Berea
sand at a depth of 526 feet, about one
mile west of the city.
Santa Cbuz, captured last week by
Lawton's command, is the chief city of
Lagsna de Bay, with a population of
more than thirteen thousand.
An ex-president of the First National
bank of Decorah', Iowa, has been con
victed of fraudulent banking and sen
tenced to five years in the penitentiary.
The first woman pensioner of the
Spanish war is Mrs. S. C. Gibreath of
Austin, Texas, whose husband, a major
in the Eleventh .infantry, died in Porto
Bico last summer.
W. D. Matthews, formerly a pub
lisher at O'Neill, this state, went into
bankruptcy lately at Little Bock, Ar
kansas, with liabilities of about $196,000
and assets of $200. He went down there
from Nebraska with quite a sum of
Last week Bajah, the big East Indian
elephant owned by Lenten Broa, and in
winter quarters at Argentine, Missouri,
added the ninth man to his list of vic
tims, when he crushed the life out of his
trainer, Frank Fisher, who was at the
time drunk and abusive. He had been
under Fisher's care since 1892.
Fbbsident McKcOiEY gave Captain
Dayton of the Cruiser Detroit instruc
tions to deal with the situation in Nicar
agua on its meritsand according to his
own judgment. If he finds that General
Torres at Bluefields is oppressively
treating American merchants, he will
- put an instant stop to the complaints.
The return of the United States
cruiser Baleigh was celebrated at New
York Sunday. The five-inch gun that
fired the first shot in the battle of Ma
nila bay was an attractive object to the
crowd of curious people. The captured
Spanish gunboats, Alvarado and San
doval, fired salutes over the tomb of
OAMVB.U TT. MRUtBl'EAU, UaaUtCl Uf tllC
state bank of Humboldt, committed
suicide Sunday evening. His body was
found lying in the hayloft of his barn,
and a revolver lying by his side. He
was still groaning in pain and his pulse
slightly fluttering when found by his
wife. The revolver used was a 38-calibre,
the ball entering the right temple.
Bank Examiner Wilson visited Hum
boldt on Friday and Cashier Grinstead
admitted he was short to the amount of
$10,000. The stock holders of the bank
can easily make the loss good out of the
surplus assets of the bank. Grain
speculation on the board of trade is
mentioned as the cause of his delin
quencies. The Journal desires to call the at
tention of anti-administration patriots
co roe lace mat "tne condition ol war
which has existed between the United
States and Spain since April 21, 1898,
of good ehier jttst roe tkuun
that each soldier asjttsd c wished that
Met. It is eaougavto eternally recon
struct one's yoathfid shattered notio
of Santa Claus to wake up some aborn
ing aad find a big.thm sock stated with
the very things for which he "has been
wishing all these months.
It took twenty-five bull carts and as
many sweating, puling water buffalo to
carry the boxes from the depot quarter
masters to the companies at the front,
and two days were required to make the
trip. When the first ox cart came in
sight everything, even the war, came to
a standstill. We might blush if, in
saner moments, we could know how we.
fumed and fretted at the perverse slow
ness of the ponderous buffalo.
When at last the boxes were unloaded
there were not axes, bayonets and knives
in the whole Eighth army corps suf
ficient to open' the' individual cases at
which eager fingers were nervously
For one day, at least, beans and ba
con went a-begging. The great and
good people of Nebraska know the good
things that filled the boxes, so it is
needless to itemize the astonishing
quantities of almost.forgotten dainties!
that tickled the unaccustomed throats
of our old state's thousand. The sur
geons stared aghast for a time, then ran
in mad haste to their tents to gorge and
disgorge their boxes to the everlasting
danger of the service. Woe 'to the
Filipino that then had dared attack' us,
filled to the surface with fruit cake, no
Mauser bullet could have punctured us.
And who says that our mothers have,
not furnished the sinews of war?
Wonder grew to wonder. How could
boxes hold so much? How so soon dis
appearing? The substantials, however,
will be useful for many days to come,
while the spirit in which they were
given touched a tender responsive chord.
To be sure, we know that months and
and miles cannot efface our memory
from hearts most dear, and with the
dainty tangible proofs before us knowl
edge becomes a certainty, yet even at
this moment another fellow may be
wooing some Manila soldier's fickle girl.
If the boys of the regiment could
raise a common voice tonight they
might waft over the sea some such mes
sage as this: "Fathers, mothers, wives,
sweethearts, sisters, brothers and dear
est friends, we thank you with thoughts
that seek no words. By the light of our
campfires and the glint of the stars, your
eyes may see, we are thinking of you,
dreaming bright visions of the promised
"Silent voices of the past, calling to
us through the night, speak of the etern
al bands yet holding us
Earth is small;
Love is alL
You have brightened our lives be
yond measure. Our days are warm, but
the nights are chill. Our hearts las
over the dull monochord, and cold blood
halts in languid veins. This night, and
on, pulse with your pulse, thought to
thought, we seem to live again as once
You have made our burdens light,
our duties a joy. May we never in any
wise disappoint your faith in us, or
grow careless of your trust
"Lucky about these Christmas boxes,
ain't it?" mumbled Private Blank,
through a mouthful of honey, condensed
milk and olives. "Huh?" questioned
No. 7. the insurgent's
standpoint. We made our charge m
tiffht trlaeBS. DM than In nmtMt nnr. S
selves from the- treaehcrone iaasaasnta. is v
Now on the 22nd of this aieaUi welflfsai
"wo cuwa oat at a a. m aa r re war
Weptilineline. emohj 2? i
" ""ii buiuii vmiuu, ,
Knowing w&at their situation
Private Lank, rapturously whiffing the
smoke from another fellow's American
cigar. "W'y, if they'd come for Chris
tmas we'd had 'em et before the war."
Whereupon the whole squad threw
ocdeteoV-Colonel 8totsenbarg and CfV
tmavKiftian o-th left, Iaed Oetgeeet
Fred BeUins ea the right, and the two
lieutenants in the rear aboat.two
urging, as on,
one of the hoys keeping his interval of
two paces and moving on doable time.
On we went, through a deserted village,
over rice ridges, through brash and
bamboo and up a little hilL Suddenly
we came upon the enemy laying behind
Ticendgel and a small- stone-wall, paV
np by them for breast-works. While
we made this .charge, a correspondent
for the Harper's Weekly, stood some-'
where in sight, and caught a picture of
us. Later in the day he took another
of the Co. as we stood in "front of the
powder magazine. He said he was
going to have them put in the paper and
a book that he was also getting views
for, and said he would come around to
our camp -and get the names of the boys
in our Co. as it was the prettiest charge
he had seen and we did it so welL
Well, we stood on that hill like huge
trees or rocks, not flinching an inch;
Col. Stotsenburg and CaptL Eilian stood
like "Stonewall Jackson," gave' com
mands and shooting a little with their
revolvers. The enemy was so close to
us every nigger that would raise his
head or arm above the rice ridges or
stone wall, he would get plugged and
go to his happy hunting ground. We
soon had them on the run, killed and
wounded quite a number, while, one of
our boys, Simon Simoason, of St. Ed
ward, Neb., was slightly wounded in
the right side and arm. He has proven
to be a good soldier, as he did not want
to go back with the boys to the hospital,
but wanted to stay and fight. When
the niggers started to retreat, I with
about two squads on the right of our
company which was Corporal John
Brock's squad and Otis Flent's squad,
who went to the block house No. 7,
with me, which was about fifty yards in
front and a little to our right, where we
also did some good work. I had shot
two shots from the port-hole in the
wall, when I rushed to a little look-out
on one corner of the wall, and I called
for four or five good marksmen, as we
had a fine view of the surrounding
country and could pick the niggers off
very easily. We advanced from block
house 7 while the Mousers and Bemiag
ton bullets were flying thick and fast
about us, but we knew no fear, as we
had got, used to .them in our past experi
ence. The other companies had moved
up the Manila road across the bridge
and haM taken the powder magazine by
the time we got there, while, the other
companies of our regiment, assisted by
Colorado, were keeping the insurgents
on the move, not letting them stop long
enough to breathe. While here we got
orders to stop and guard over night,
our boys resting well after their hard
day's fight. After supper, we made up
the guard for the night, corporal being
up an hour and a half and sergeants up
two hours each, to keep things in the
line of guard duty.
The next morning we were all up by
day-light and feeling good; we ate break
fast at 6 a. bl, which consisted of hard
tack, coffee, canned baked beans and
canned horse beef. After breakfast we
were ordered to go in squads in differ
ent directions over the battle field and
bury the dead insurgent soldiers, which
numbered something like 90, besides
some that were carried off by the native
mtiAt. wfrn wwtft qeen on the battlelielu
still atteading to hie datiet j
as IT nothing had happened
not lAadiiiv na intn tmnhU a PJ
.titiaJ f tad.
after we had moved to the powder maira
zina By the time the boys had them
all buried, the captain returned with
Blank over the cliff, afterwards notify
ing Dr. Jensen.
terminated April 11, 1899, when the last
formalities in the restoration of peace
were performed by the exchange of rati
fications of the peace treaty." Coinci-
dent with this the president appointed
Bellamy Storer United States minister
to Spain. The legal effect is to renew
the actual relations, trade, official, di
plomatic consular and in all other ways,
between the two nations, aa before the
war. The president issued his procla
mation at once. It is thought at
Washington that the Due d' Arcos, late
Spanish minister to Mexico, will be
named as minister to Washington.
- March 26, William L. Gilbert of com
paay K, First Nebraska, was slightly
- woaaded in the side; he is from Falls
Twa Jocxxaxi fiads coming now from
Manila ao many good things that it is
jest impossible to print a ten thous
. aadth part of them.
Mrs. Ada Van Pelt writes from Oak
land, CaTL, to the Lincoln Journal, say
iag that many of the men who returned
from Manila and who belonged to other
regiments, are loud in their praises of
the Fust Nebraska, and say it is spoken
of as the "fighting regiment" Of all
the troops stationed here from time to
tone condacted themselves better
i the esteem of soldiers or civilian
as did roe First Nebraska.
E. V. Esgaa, company K of St. Ed
ward, was shot in the left temple and
has lost the sight of the left eye. The
healed and he will be sent
Arthur E. Conaelly, company K
as discharged on account
of haviag rheumatism. He has about
recovered aad will be sent home.
TowL ia the Lincoln Journal
ef April 1L telle at more length than
the correspoadeats of weekly papers
have geaerally doae, how the Christmas
boaes were received at Manila. We
aaeta that part of his -very iaterestiag
as maoh enjoyed or
' weave saagalarly celebrated.
Sergeamt Sightaire's Letter.
In Camp at the Wateb Works, ten )
Miles fbox Manila, Philippine la, C
Feb. 28, 1899. )
Mr. Geo. A. Scott, Columbus, Nebras
ka. Dear Sir and Friend: Not having
heard from yon for some time, I thought
I would sit down in the shade of a Bam
boo tree, near my dog tent, and write
you a few lines of my past three weeks'
experience in military life, which has
proven to be a great loss to some of the
families, relations and friends, not only
in Nebraska, but in the different states
of the country we love and toil for at
present. This that I am about to tell
you of, is perhaps what you have heard
before, but not from one who had taken
part in the bloody deed. I am here to
state to you the facts.'
On the night of Feb. 4, 99, there was
an out-break of the treacherous insurg
ents, on our (Nebraska) out-post (No. 2),
where an insurgent lieutenant tried to
put one of his out-post on the inside of
our lines, and had made threats to that
effect Our guard stationed there, was
Private Grayson, of Co. D, of Lincoln;
he obeyed his orders by halting -every
person that came, in sight or hearing.
Three times he called to this native lieu
tenant to halt, but he refused to do so,
and Private Grayson fired at the ap
proaching party which proved to be the
lieutenant who wore red pants and a
white shirt for a uniform. As soon as
his .comrades stationed at out-post No.
2 heard the report, they rushed to as
sist him and helped to get several of
them before they made their escape.
While this was going on, call to anus in
oar regiment was made, and that was
about 7-30 p. bx, Saturday night, Feb. 4,
99. It was not long before oar battalion
got in line, as we had been expecting
something of this kind for several nights.
I don t think the time getting our com
pany in line and ready to go to the
front would exceed five winatsa. We
had started to take our position on the
firiag line, when volley after volley
poured into our camp. We had gotten
out jest in tfme, aa our tents were rid
dled full of holes.
We amrched on double tune to the
place we were to occupy, carryiag 200
roaade of old (Spanish pills, that we
used to feed them jast six months back),
50 of them were carried ia oar belt, the
rest in our haversack. Dazing this
time we eaptain.and beuteaaata kept
very cooL Well, we fired a few shots
dariag the night bat did not advance
aay on the natives, bat lay there under
their heavy Ire, aad while the Colorado
regiment was drawing their ire over to
the left of ua, there wasn't any aeeof
us to draw it back to oar camp, aad be
sides, the MaaOa road was a little to
oar right aad roe only road handy to
cross the river to get at them. After
we advanced oa them at day-light, oar
cokmel (StotaaabargX came to Captain
orders to move on to the filtering station,
which was then used as headquarters
where we eat dinner, which was the
same as breakfast, except we bad water
instead of coffee, after which we got
orders to move to the insurgents' old
headquarters about a mile away. We
had then marched about five mile? in
heavy marching order blanket rolls,
haversack with 150 rounds of ammuni
tion, mess kit 50 shells in our belt, oir
canteen and gun, and marching in the
heat of the day on red hot dusty roads.
Well, here we had another good night's
rest and doing guard duty the same as
night before. But some of the boys,
myself included, went out and captured
some chickens, and I made a raise of a
good sized duck, of whieh we had a
couple of good meals, but -John Bush
nell was the expert on that, though.
The next morning we had orders to
move on to the waterworks, where our
boys, including companies H, I, E, A and
j were ngnung tne nignt oeiore, ana re
inforced by a battalion of the 23rd regu
lars also a battalion of the Oregons, be
sides four guns of the Utah battery.
They had quite a fight to get the water
works, but they got them with the loss
of only one man and two wounded.
We are now doing out-post and guard
duty around camp. I go on every night
first on out-post then on guard; the next
night I sit up my two hours the same
as the rest of the boys who are not on
duty. My tent mate is Sergeant Earl
S. Pearaall, whom I have been acquaint
ed with for the past nine years, and have
found him to be the aame old chum.
He has made an excellent quartermaster
lor tms company ana a good soiater too.
I am proud of this Co. as we have done
our duty np to the handle in every re
spect and have been to the front nP and
coming ever since Cokmel Stotsenburg
has had us in charge. He in 4 good
man to be at the head of this regiment
He baa brought aa from the dirty, filthy
streets of Manila, where he first took
his command of this regiment to the
front and ao far aa dianeUne. neatness
and drilling are eoneeraed, the other
regiments can not catch up. Oar regi
ment is considered one of the best on
the island, and he is the only one we can
thank for it He is a sentleman in
every respect and a aulitary aaantothe
back-bone. I think it was something
terrible the way eome one wrote that
piece about the colonel and had it
printed in the Omaha World-Herald.
If they want to jump onto, eome one,
why don't they go to the one that had
that BTsen fruit put do board the "steam
er senator" and who bad ten cents de-
battalion was called upon to drive tbem
back or into the mouth of our two aaas.
which were being, bandied by the Utah
battery supported by Co. G. Our bat
tery was ordered to move oa down the J
alaniia road about Smiles, aad stationed
themselves, about, where the natives
would flock. We had gone soath about
two miles and a half in single file and
about 'two paces apart, hoping to get
tbem between as and the battery, takd
tut in prisoners and get their guns, when
suddenly a volley was shot at us, we all
dropped as if we were shot, the, balls
passing over .our heads. They were
shooting high. We crawled on onr
hands and knees about 20 feet, where we
ot oeninu a anon, men started on
double time to 'get around them, run
ning through streams now and then
getting in mud and water up to onr
knees. Well, we drove them back as
we went when they led us into a dan
gerous trap, but-xtc f.oon broke their
lines and escaped, uut losing a man.
We kept pegging away, but don't know
how many we killed.
Our battalion is composed of Go's. K,
L, D and M, and we kept them on the
run and they run like a deer. Our bat
talion got about 20 Mousers and Bern
ingtons that day and a lot of their am
munition, also a red cross fellow, who
told us he counted nineteen dead nis
gers up in the hills when he was looking
for our two boys who were wounded;
Alley, of Co. D, who died and Chas.
Goveryck, of Co. K who received a flesh
wound. As soon as our battalion had
driven the. niggers to the foot hills, we
returned to camp, very tired.. In the
meanwhile, Grant Chinn of Co. K, had
fallen over a rock and dislocated his
kuee-cap, while Jim Weldon fell, and
ruptured himself. The last heard of
them they were improving slowly.
And on the 25th our company was
ordered on out-post tit Merekina road
about two miles north of here. We
weren't there very long before our out
post was fired upon by the insurgents
and it began to get pretty hot when the
Oregons came to support us with a
Hotchkiss rapid-fire gnn; also the Utahs
with two of their largest guns. The
Oregons had about twenty Filipino
prisoners roped to the tongue of this
Hotchkiss gun, and the one on the lead
was a lieutenant (nigger). These guns
talked to tbem awhile and then we didn't
hear another shot from them the rest of
that night or our stay on that post We
were relieved from that position about 3
p. m. next day by Co. D. Shortly after
our company had returned to camp a
scouting party of ours was down in the
valley walking across the rice fields when
they were fired on by the insurgents
who came from or out of a small town
two miles from here in the valley. We
can see it very plainly from our camp.
xne coionei nad a talk with the mayor
of that town a few days before and said
it our troops or camp is fired on by any
of your people I will order it fired at
once, but the mayor stated that they
were all Amegoes in that city of bis ana
didn't care for "combatta" with Ameri
canos, and when this firing was going
on companies L, M and F were sent out
to surround the city and capture the
enemy if they could and burn the town.
While they were on their way to the
town the Utahs turned their largest
guns on it and set fire to it in several
places, while the boys set it from the
outside. The citizens, men, women and
children fled for the hills which were
not very far away. The town burned
nearly all night long and it was a very
pleasant sight to look at from a distance.
Nearly the whole of our company sat up
looking at the -various colors of the
flames caused by the smoke and to see
the old bamboo shacks tumble in, and
the sparks fly, and the noise or popping
of the bamboo sounded bb if the whole
8th army corps had turned loose down
.thexsipn the ipanrgentait-Baad aohm-
noise, finally call to quarters sounded
At Coaacil Blaffs, Iowa,
1U a. m, John Willi
Winaa, ordered him
make the first charge,
ducted from oar wages oh pay day and
who had each and every one or tne com
panies pay the earn of $90 for that fruit
aad canned goods that was stolen out
of the "glory hole" while oar regiment
was oa board of said steamer, and be
sides the boy was eeoght and placed un
der arrest that was down that "glory
hole," that km thae of five miaatas snd
stole some $360 worth, which ia impos
sible foreByoaeauatodo,if yovgood
people eoald have aaaa the way that
"glory hole" waa-eaaiaed down and a
heavy pad-lock oait yaw. woaldnt won
der how it was that oae little man eoald
steal tlutaaMmatof goodsinsoaborta
time, and a sentry etatJoaed within two
feet of it both night aad day. Ourregi-
aaeat aad tarn aaargea against tbem
when that poor little private served his
six moatha ia the gaard hoaee and
tamed over $15 each amath to pay for
it aad Ooloael Stotsaabarg has that to
answer for, when he didat haveaay
thiag to do with the. reghaeat ia regard
to fines etc, aa he was only Major of
theseooadbattalioa. I aay go for the
one whole to blsaia aad aot Ex-Major
oieed aa ia every
to oar eatables wMe
the Baastor. or we woald have
at 8:45 p. m. and we all took a walk to
our dog tents. --
This is the 1st of March and we are
still in the field .and I just came off of
out-post where' I had charge of four
posts ana had to maae a patrol every
two hours over the hard rice field and
ridges, also through the brush and over
the rocks to another poet stationed half
way between me (which was the support
and about 400 yards from headquarters)
and Merikina road, a distance of two
miles, which got me. very tired before
daylight, 6 a. m., when I drew in my
out-post and reportod back to head
quarters with them, where I dismissed
them and we went to our Quarters, ate
breakfast and I proceeded to finish this
letter which I started yesterday.
Sergt Sisson was promoted to lieu
tenancy the 15th of February and per
formed his first duty aa such officer in
the field on the 22d, Washington's
Yesterday was muster and we were
lined up as usual and inspected. We
haven't signed the pay-roll yet but it
won't be long, for we always get paid
shortly after we are mustered.
March 2d, 1899:
This is the commencement of another
day and it is going to be a scorcher and
our company go to the Merikina road
again for twenty-four hours to relieve
Co. F, which ex-First Lieut Jens is
.captain of nowi as be was promoted the
aame time as Sergt Sisson, Capt Jens
is well liked not only throughout his old
company, but by the boys of Co. F, and
in fact the whole regiment He has
made a very good and faithful company
commander ever since we left San Fran
cisco and until Capt Eilian arrived at
Manila on Dec 3 98, and I know he
will prove likewise to the boys of Co. F,
as they all seem to like him; he is well,
looks good, had a good appetite when he
left our company, also his appetite for
fighting niggers is just as good. We ex
pect the other six regiments of regulars
here in a few days: Lieut Webber has
also been right with the boys and was
very brave and cool when we had a
brush with the niggers.
Sergt Lee Bollins has been first ser
geant since First Sergeant Haney made
hk departure or embarked for the good
old State of Nebraska, where we all long
to be soon; we even long to get back to
our old camp Santa Mesa, as we have
been out of there nearly a month now
and haven't been permitted to stoeo un
robed but to sleep on the ground with
our clothes all on, even to our shoes, as
we are liable to be called oat at any
moment to drive the niggers back. It
reminds me of herding cattle, only we go
at it in a different way.
There are lota of tormenters here such
as flies, mosquitoes, liaards, ants, ia fact
insects m mu una, awo one
of which Lieut. Webber aad Sisson
killed oae night shortly after retiring; it
awoke Laeat Siasoa by crawling across
his wnat and they made abort work of
it; it waa about two feet long. Aa this
ia about all that has happened in that
length of time,.will close. Oar boys are
all doing well. Write soon.
Hoping this will make ap far all lost
time, and that yoa will show this to
father and have it published ia Tn
Journal aad Platte Co. These, Hone
tarn wm una you weu again and vour
I remain aa ever, your obedient ser
Sergt. Co. X, First Begt Nsbr.VoL, Ma
nila, Philippine Islands.
P. a Please keep this until I
home as I may want to refer to it
POHL was born in Germany, in
1843, coming to this country
in 1867, living in Wisconsin
until 1873, when he came to
our city. He waa married while in Wis
consin to Miss Anna Hoppen in 1872,
and they have, by their union, five chil
dren, Otto, Arthur, Mate, Emil and
Elsie, all at home with the exception of
Otto, who is in Fremont
Mr. Pobl has been one of the leaders
in musical circles ever since he. came to
Columbus. Heorganized the Maenner
chor society over twenty-two years ago,
and has been their leader ever since.
He was also leader of a band and an
orchestra for a number of years. Dur
ing his younger years in Germany, he
was always musical. During the Prus
sian war, Mr. Pohl waa in the regimental
band, playing the oboe. In the state
association of Sangerbund, which met
in our city in 1894,' Mr. Pohl directed
the choruses of oyer 150 voices. Mr.
Pohl sold his grocery store to take up
his duties as county clerk, which he
faithfully fulfilled, later taking up the
insurance business, in which he is now
"Three artesian wells are now in
operation at the Armour plant, the
third well, which is located west of the
hog house, having been completed a day
or two ago. This last well is supplying
water at the rate of ninety gallons a.
minute. In the three wells which have
been sunk within the last few months
at this plant a steady flow of water has
been obtained at an average depth of
200 feet The water from these wells is
remarkably clear and will be used in
the condensers this summer." The
above from the Omaha Bee is another
positive proof of what can be done in
Nebraska by making an effort in the
right direction. The idea of use is the
practical working principle everywhere,
and man's chief business seems to have
been to find out the uses of things and
through these, come into the mastery of
the elements for his own good purposes.
Some one who knows could do the state
of Nebraska good service by giving a
complete history of its artesian wells,
up to date, with a map of expectancy as
to future developments.
April 13, at
The body was brought here Saturday,
aeeompaaied by Mr. aad Mrs. Carl
Brandt aad a graad-daughter of the de
ceased; the casket was taken- to the
Lutheraa caarch, the funeral services
being held there Sunday, Bev. Miessler
Mr. Patschke was born at Friedrichaue,
province of Brandenburg, Germany, Oc
tober 31, 182L He came to America in
1856, and located in Wisconsin, coming
from there here in 1872 with wife and
family., making their home on Grand
Prairie. 'He was a tmrd worker, and at
one time was quite wealthy. His wife
died ia 1886. He was scarcely sick,
complaining of no pain. H leaves one
daughter, Mrs. Curl Brandt, thirteen
grand-children and six -great grand
children. The body was laid to rest in
the Columbus cemetery (where other
members of the family are buried) in the
presence or a large conconrso of friends.
The Way to gu to i'alifcraia
Is in a tourist sleeping car personally
conducted via the Burlington Route.
Xou don't chango cars. Ton make fast
time. Tou see the finest scenorv on the
Your car ja not so expensively finished
nor so fine to look at as a palace sleeper
but it is just as clean, just aa comforta
ble, just sa good to ride in, and nearly
The Burlington excursions leave every
Thursday; reaching San Francisco Sun
day and Los Angeles Monday. Porter
with each ear. Excursion manager with
each party. For folder giving full infor
mation call at nearest B. & M. R B.
depot or write to J. Francis, Gen'L Pas
senger Ag't.Umaha, Neb. june-26-99
TfcrMgh Teartat Sleepers to tke Northwest
The Burlington Boute has established
a twice-a-week tourist car line from Kan
sas City to Butte, Spokane, Tacoma and
Cars leave Kansas City, Lincoln and
Grand Island every Tuesday and Thurs
day, arriving at Seattle following Friday
and Sunday. They are upholstered in
rattan. The bed linen and furnishings
are clean and of good quality. The
heating, ventilating and toilet arrange
ments are all that can be desired and
each car is in charge of a uniformed
Pullman porter, whose sole duty is to
attend to the wants of passengers.
Cars run through without change of
any kind and the berth rate from Lin
coln to Tacoma or Seattle is only $5.00.
To intermediate points, it is propor
Montana and the Paget Sound coun
try are now enjoying a period of unex
ampled prosperity. As a consequence,
travel to the Northwest is rapidly attain
ing large proportions. This new tourist
car line has been established with a view
of caring for the Burlington's share of it
in the best possible manner.
Berths, tickets and full information
can be bad on application to any Bur
lington Boute ticket agent or by address
ing J. Francis, G. P. A., Omaha, Neb.
bbbRv ,bf BaBa aa bbvbI
The KM Yoa Haw Arway Beaajkc, age irUem law hoeai
fa mat far Ter 90 yeews, ame enae tkm aagamtaure
AH Cewmterfeits, IaltttoM
that trifle wit
SeuBBftKartea am Dat Ex-
What is CASTORIA
it a aatotitate f
Saoiaiaa; Syraaa It is
alas aeitaer OaiaoM,
Its ace is its
alkVra FeTeiisaaeas. It
CMic It relieves TeetMae; TreaMcav
aael Flataleacy. It asaiamilates tke Feed, regalates the
Stseaaca aael Bowels, giTiaa; aeaftay aael aataral alee.
Caster OH. Faiecerle, Dreaa
Haraaleas aael Plea at. It
Meraaiae aer etacr ITarcette
aaaiaatee. It fleiiieys Win am
eares IHarraesa aael Warns!
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bean the aHgautar of
The Kind Ton Hare Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Fire caught on A R Camnbell'a farm
about-two-miles north of 'Oconee, Sat-
ivuay morning, aoout lisju, destroying
all out-buildings, hay, corn and oats.
Two calves, a number of hogs and hens
perished in the flames, but the rest of
the stock was saved. Some farming
implements, meat and flour stored for
summer's use were burned, but through
the strenuous exertions of the neigh-
Dors, we nouse and contents were saved.
Sunday afternoon lire was discovered
on one of the farms owned by Fred
Jewell, and occupied by a family named
Cherry about a mile northeast of the
Campbell farm, destroying- all out
buildings, nine head of horses and about
seventy-five hogs and pigs, but by great
perseverance the house was saved. Mr.
waiter Jewell's buildings, just north of
j. iCTjB mo m Kroaii winger, due inrougn
the aid of the neighbors the fire was
subdued before reaching them. A heavy
gale was blowing both dayB and build
ings were lspped up in a few moments.
Xtal Estate Transfers.
Becher, Jaggi k Co., real estate agents,
report the following real estate transfers
filed in the office of the county clerk for
the week ending April 15, 1899.
FntakJ.North to Sarah Ciuin. lot 4
blk 61, Colombo, wd
John H Woidemaa to Anna E Ward
John H Watdemaa et al to Aan
Wordenua. 2 set eel swl 9tuao.le.wd
Elisabeth Fotaet to Michael Gasper.
To Chicago aad the East.
Passengers going east for business, will
naturally gravitate to Chicago as the
great commercial center. Passengers
re-visiting friends or relatives in the
eastern states always desire to "take in"
Chicago en route. All classes of passen
gers will find that the "Short Line" of
.he Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Bail
way, via Omaha and 'Council Staffs.
affords excellent facilities to reach their
destinations in a manner that will be
sure to give the utmost satisfaction.
A reference to the time tables will in
dicate the route to be chosen, and, by
asking any principal agent west of the
Missouri river for a ticket over the
Chicago, Council Bluffs & Omaha Short
lone of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St
Paul Railway, you will be cheerfully
furnished with the proper passport via
Omaha and Chicago. Please note that
all of the "Short Line" trains arrive in
Chicago in ample time to connect with
theexpresstraicsbf all the great through
car lines to the principal eastern cities.
For additional particulars, time tables,
maps, eta, please call on or address F.
A. Nash, General Agent, Omaha, Neb.
Many people suffer untold tortures
from piles because of the popular im
pression that they can not be cured.
TABLER'S BUCKEYE PILE OINT
MENT will cure them. It ban mot.
wun absolute success. Price GO cents in
bottles, tubes, 75 cents. Dr. A. Heintz
and Pollock k Co.
The King of Reference Works
THE NEW WERNER EDITION OF
The Encyclopedia Britannica
knows just how to steer a vessel to
bring it safely through the shoals
and out into the open. Just so the
Encyclopaedia Britannica is ih. ntu
.absolutely reliable guide for the
VOVace Of life. On Mnnnt r-n. (
wrong if its teachings are followed.
It tells the mistakes men have made;
how others havesucceededand why.
An intelligent man gets good from
the experiences of others and steers
clear of the rocks they ran against.
The verv presence of the Fnrv.-irt-
paedia Britannica in a house gives the place an intellectual tone.
A library of thousands of volumes does not offer such an onpor- j
tunity for successful home study and development as this master- s
niere nf litPmttTro Thorn ic nn miHi :...... : i? .. i
than that contained in its 30 volumes. To a life whose current
runs toward the future, this great work is indispensable. Just
now you can secure the
For One Dollar Cash
paying the balance in small monthly payments. Remember loo
that the entire Thirty Volumes with a Guide and an elegant 'Oak
Book Case, will be delivered when the first payment is madel
1 uu wi ue surprised wnen you learn the
aw 14 A net se 15-19-3w. wd.
' to Jeremiah I Keller
Iota S4blk 210. Colarabaaaed....
William Knith to Conrad Banmaartnr
lot 2 MkXB. Colombo, wd 200 00
rlSJcA58b?ni dd- JoMonroe wd . . . .
WTCraiff to aame; lot 24, blk 1 Oa-
noma add. to Monroe q c d SS 00
Leaader Getxard to Emil W Sallaca.
JCByracaaberiff. to B 8 DicUaaoa.
ae4w42-M-2wtheriffteed . 218 00
fiBrSShaaJ I a
ai asrnBBMiBBy, .
v. wm a tsi m meje
m kSl n EYB BBBr "
Here it is:
The comDlete set (Tfvrtv I ?irir "!.. vi -
No. 1 New Style Buckram Cloth, Marbled Edees. Extra (Sunlit n:
Dollars ($1.00) per
Machine Finish Book Parr. sc.m
First payment, One Dollar (I1.00) and Thre:
K'2Bc&rJktoMl&1 Ed85S' Extra-Qua,ity Hlh Machine Finish
moFJfuhSer: TW D"arS (l2') a"d Four Dol!ars (t4Qo) '
N 3ioTkPpI75arb,ed EdgeS' EXtra H'Sh MaChInC FinIsh
mSStnSSftS ThreC D0UarS (l3-) and Hve D,,ars ( -oo) r
receipt ofth ework. IO"' P" cash within 30 days -fr,s .:,c
Te tnaafara. total tlO,g?l S3
Oea't fee Any Time Afceit It.
- If yoa expect to go west this spring
ask the nearest Burlington Route agent
root we specially reanced ntM now
in effect to Montana, Utah, California,
Washington and Oregon points. Ask
about them away today. They may be
withdrawn any moment.
Through tourist sleeping ear service
to San Francisco and Ikm Angeles ev
ery ThDiaday to Butte, Spokane and
Seattle every Tuesday aad Thnrsday.
J. Francis, Gen'l Pass. Agent,
"nara , Omaha, Neb.
DIRECT LINE for all Poiatg ia
Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming,
UtftM, raeific Cost Hd
P1x Cara Ordiaair Sleeping Can
Free RechaJn Chair Cars
Dmiajg Caw. Meal a la Carle.
For time tables, folders, illustrated
books, pamphlet descriptive of the ter
ritory traversed, call on C. E. Jot,
Cake to hit pteadaea one aad a half miles
www 01 uaacaa, Apru a,
ONI 2-YEAB-OED STEER,
all red. Hm ptraer 'will prore property, pay
expeaaea aad tide aotiae.
-Mothers! Beware of those secret
robbers of you? babys quiet and health.
Those sleepless nights and loag hours
of tireaome vigil are caused by those
terrible eaemies of childhood woma.
Destroy and rasaovethem with WHITES
CREAM VERMIFDOE. Prwe 95 ota.
Dr. K. Heintz and Pollock k Co.
.These Aomd fits of
Bteisncnoiy, low spirits aad aaddaa ir
ritability, that eoBMtiBMB afliet avea
good-tempered people, is dae to the
Mood beiajr permeated with Meek bile.
HEBBINE wfll parity the blood, re
atoca health aad chsafalaaaa. Pries 60
The art department will meet with
Bessie Sheldon on Friday after
noon, April 21, at 4 o'clock. Program:
Boll call-Art Notes.
Twelve Famous Pietares", .Was Luth
"Michael Angelo" Mrs. Borer
PPr Miss Patrick
Ia the eoaary court of Platte ooaatr. Nebraska.
u tka asattorof the estate of Mary Miaerra
uauey. til I uv.il. AOUOB OI BBU eKUemeBt
T? JPaksateea aad others ia
terertedui the estate ofMary Minerra Galley,
.T!fc? Botir 0M8 w- Uer "d
ia the eoaaty court a report of his doincs as
ezeeator oftke eetateof Mary Hiaerra Gil ley,
deceased, aad it fa mUm -I tti 1. .... .,-JA
f2S?f JW.of April. 189S. before
aw Tnnaaa, aa. a aaaa aanaaar wmr 7 n'4aAar m .
,W artfee ja oHetedsfna to Tax Couwbcs
C SaaaaaaWaKJ m lft
m a ff ,twfw - VZtaaw
masm llllm nnnv
of tlut Hunt
this Mh day of April, 18W.
For coagas and colds there ia no
msdieiae ao effective aa BAILABD'S
HOBEHOUND8YBUP. It ia tha ideal
remedy. Price, 25 easts and 50 ceata.
Dr. A. Heists sad Pollock A Co.
boiled down, pressed to
gether is what you get in
the New Werner Edition
of the ENCYCLOPEDIA
BRITANNICA. The facts
contained therein are reli
able, the statements author
itative. The index which"
accompanies each set of
books enables you to find
the information you want
quickly, and vou can relv-
upon it, for even the courts do not question its state
ments, tou can secure the entire set, complete
thirty superb octavo volumes, of the
for One Dollar Cash
and the balance in small monthly payments.
FOR SALE BY
GARL KRAMER, CoMws, Nebr.
TTOaUraT AT LAW.
Soalhwast eoraer EleTeatb aad North Street
Jaly-y Coluo-. Mkbbaska.
W Carry Coffins, Caskets ami
Mttalllo Caskats Burial
VsALLISTEat A CORNELIUS.
- ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
HAVE THE BEST HEARSE
IN THE COUNTRY.
SeTenty-fire men and families to go to
Fresno county, California. Employment
at good wages given at once, and sn
opportunity to get a home at a very
small expense. Splendid climate; good
land uader irrigation at a very low price.
For iaformation call on
Dr. T. R Clabk,
tf Columbus, Nabr.
. C. CASSIN,
raonmoa of tb
Dnak Meal HarW
WaaSBBBBwBJ BSBia,BWV aBNBB BwW
Game and Fish in Season.
Hides and Tallow.
Prisaa paid far
COLUMBUS, - . NEBRASKA
3W ' " -riASSr r'T-
"' "fpe!: ?tj?5
. ?-? ---
i-. --ii&aAv-4b4c'- i9C'K.wfa..
iai assS..jt1fe - - -&jj
Vs-jff "S-jjiisrtaji '&S2$&rs-irf&.-.