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ENRY RAGATZ & CO
The enormous business done by us keeps our
goods moving so rapidly that nothing becomes
stale. Everything is fresh. We pay spot cash for
every, bill of goods that comes into our store, that
is why we are enabled to distance all competitors
in quality and price.
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' The same courteous treatment accorded to
alL, We solicit your patronage and will strive to
please you. .
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Eleventh Street, - Columbus, Nebraska.
WEDNESDAY. JANUARY S, 1000.
B. A M. TIME TABLE.
, ttCLaaia ui all aetata
east aa4 aaata.
Haa Fraaelara aa all
No. 22 Paaawser. daily except Sunday. 7 JO a. m
No. 32 Accommodation, dally except
No. 21 Faaaeaffer. daily except Sunday. SjOO p. m
No. 31 Accommodation, daily except
Handay 10 p. hi
TIME TABLE U. P. B. B.
ElBT BOUND, MAIN UMK.
No. 8 1 Columboa Local U 6:40 a.m.
No. 102. Fart Mail J !? B-
No. . Atlantic Kapreea. 2:08p.m.
No. 2,Overland Limited :5p- m'
. No. 4. Caicaffo Special g -
No. 28. Freight J
No. 22,Freiicht 10:10 p. re.
VE8T BOUND. MAIN LINE.
No. LOrerland Limited H2 a. m.
.. No. 101. Fast Mail Ii:5la-m-
No. S. Pacific Kinross P- "
No. 3. Colo. Special.... 2:12 a. m.
No. 7, Colaiubus ljocal 10:10p.m.
. No. 23, FrvJRht 70 a. re.
' :No. A3, FaaaenKer lS.p-m-
No.71. Mixed 6:00a.m.
"'No. 61. Faaaenxer HP-m-
No. 72. Mixed 11-JOp. re.
ALBION AND OKDAB BAPIDS BRANCH.
" No. 69. Paaeencer rP- m
: No. 73. Mixed 6:45a.m.
; , Arrive
. No. 70. Paaaenaer 15 p.m.
No. 74. Mixed MO p.m.
. .- Norfolk paaaeaxer traiaa run daily.
. ' Mo train on Albion and Cedar Rapid branch
Colambna Local daily except Sunday.
W. H. Bxnham, Agent.
Wk Botieea sader this headina; will be
eharced at the rate of f2 a year.
a LEBANON LODGE No. 58, A. F. ft A. M.
Ja-RaRalar meetings 3d Wednesday in each
XJI bbobUl All brethren invited to attend
f1r c. J. O ablow, W. M.
' Ooa. Q. Bbohtcb. Sec'y. 20jaly
t meets Taesday evening of each
week at their hall oa Thirteenth
tmeL. Viaitina brethrem cordially
Geo, Faibobild. Seo'y. 27JaBU4f
piOLUMBIAN CAMP No. 35. WOODMEN OF
:- the World, meeta every aeeoad andfoarth
. Thursday of the month, 7:30 p. m., at L O. O. F.
Mall, Thirteenth street. Regular attendance is
mn deairable. and all visitina brethren are cor
dially invited to meet with oa. jan23.95
RBOKGANIZEDCHURCn OF LATTER-DAY
flaimta hold regular services every Sunday
-: at 2 Bk.a prayer meeting on Wedneaday evening
' at tairelMpel, coiner of North street and Pacifio
Aveaae. All are cordially invited.
ltfaJM Elder H. J. UcDaox. President.
Din SUE !
. To close out what little remains of
our Holiday Goods, consisting of
Perfumes in Boxes, Atomiz
ers. Ebony Mirrors. Puff
Boxes. Manicure Sets. Etc..
We will for the next TEN DATS
give a discount of 25 ier cent up
on all articles shown in our east
window. Many choice goods are
left. Call early and GET A BIG
Slum's Dug Store.
We give Knives and Atlas Checks
to our Customers. ....
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Twenty-Ire years of experi
ence in the business has taught us
what to buy. We are constantly on
the lookout for bargains. The best
protects ef the eosmtry are to
be found in our store. Among them
the celebrated camae goois of
Csrtice Bros. We nre sole agents
for Chase k Saabora's f ae Teas
rtKRMAN REFORMED CHDRCH.-Sunday
Y" 8choolat30a.m. Cbarch every Saaday
at 110 a. . Cbriatiaa Endeavor at faOpTS.
Ladies Aid Society every fret Thnraday in the
month at the charch. 14aov4
Wheat, old bushel 52
Corn, ehelled bnshel... 204
Corn, ear bushel 20
Oats, $ bushel. 18
Bye bushel 35
Barley, ty bushel 25
Hogs owt, 3 70 3 85
Pat cattle--cwt 2 90Q 3 G5
Potatoes bushel 20
Butter .... 1517
Eggaty dozen 16
Markets corrected every Tuesday afternoon.
Enquire of Herrick.
Do not forget Myers. tf
We learn to do by doing.
Dr. Naumann, dentist. Thirteenth
Fine job work done at Thk Jotjknaii
Born, Friday, Dec. 29, to Mrs. V. H.
Weaver, a son.
Dr. Baker, physician and surgeon,
office Olive street. tf
C. F. Elias is laid up, the result of a
strain while lifting.
Dr. L. C. Yobs, Homeopathic physi
cian, Columbus, Neb.
Born, Monday, January 1, to Mrs.
Michael Kukola, a son.
Wanted, a girl to do housework.
Inquire at Galley's store, tf
Born, Friday of last week, to Mrs.
O. W. Morkert, a daughter.
Drs. Martyn, Evans Sc Geer, office
three doors north of Friedhof a store, tf
Furnished rooms with or without
board, at the Huber on Thirteenth street.
For fine watch repairing, call on
Carl Froemol, 11th St, Columbus, Neb.
Do not fail to see our 8-foot galvan
ized steel mill for $25.00. A. Dnssell A
Julius Ernst was in the city Mon
day wishing his old friends a Happy
Four rooms for rent Inquire of
Mrs. Wise, three blocks west of Fried
The Lindsay Post has been, purchas
ed by J. B. Hassmnnn and Peter John-
fson, both of Lindsay.
The ice harvest for this vicinity be
gins this week, the article ranging from
6 to 10 inches in thickness.
Troy Hale, one of the men of this
region in the 70'e, now of Loup City,
was in Columbus over Sunday.
Bittoa Photos aS"?
Saley't. N Maney in advance. tf
FARM FOR SALE.
A good 100 acre farm under a high
state of cultivation. For aale" by Her
aua Oehlrica k Bra 2m
Mia Baby Bickly eotartaiacd a
party of friends at aer aoaia Tassday
Willet Joanaoa baa the ooatract for
carrying the mail batwaaa this city aad
several friends to six o'clock dinner
The Crete eoHegiaaa retaraed to
their stadiea Monday, after spending
vacation at aosoe.
-H. P. Coolidg has sixty nioe Ply
mouth Bock cockerels for sale. Coma
early and get the beet 4
Clark Gray formerly of this city now
of Denver, brother of 8. C Gray, ia lying
dangerously ill at his home in Denver.
The fast mail train Saturday morn
ing killed a man at Shelton, and is re
ported to have also killed one at Fre
mont George Erb tells us that the court
house at Alliance ia built upon rock that
was quarried in the same county mag
nesia. Joe Coolidge is oat on cratches, saya
he is getting along all right, but it will
be some time; before he ia able to go to
' Mrs. E. H. Andrews aad Miss Flor
ence Elliott of LeadvilleY Cola, were
called here by the serious illaesa of John
Hans Elliott retires from the county
treasurer's office, having given general
satisfaction in the discharge of its
Mason 'Beall is not only a connois
seur in chickens, but also has a fine lot
of them, and takes a wonderful interest
Thomas N. Disaaeradds his name to
our list He seems to be steadily recov
ering from his injuries received some
Wm. Schilz makea boots and shoes
in the best styles, and uses only the very
best stock that can be procured in the
Died, Friday evening last at 6
o'clock, of cancer of the throat, the
infant child of Jacob Kipple aged seven
We are in receipt of a letter from a
friend in Manitoba, upon the Boer ques
tion, for which we shall try to find space
Found A number of keys in a
bunch, that were probably lost Monday.
Evidently valuable. Call and pay for
N. 8. Hyatt went to Lincoln Thurs
day to attend the meeting of the Mutual
Insurance company, being one of the
-FARMERS, ATTENTION. Tou
can get an 8-foot Freeport Galvanized
steel windmill from A. Dussell k Son
for only $25.00. tf
A midnight mass was given at St
Bonaventura Catholic church Sunday
night, which was attended by a large
crowd of people.
The members of the Woman's club
are arranging to celebrate their fourth
anniversary on January 11, at the home
of Mrs. L. Gerrard.
H. Galley's family moved into
their fine new house on Fifteenth street
Thursday last, Sheriff Byrnes moving
into the dwelling vacated.
All the practicing attorneys of the
city were invited to a surprise party at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Gas. B.
Speice Friday evening last
There is no better place than home,
and woman is its queen. Let her assert
her gracious sovereignty under the full
guidance of Truth and Love.
Baptist church, J. D. Pulis, pastor.
Services January 7, 11 a. m., 730 p. m.
Morning "A Fact of Life." Evening
"The Kiss of Beconciliation."
In a certain office a placard read
"Strangers must be identified here." One
whose vision was defective read it aloud:
"Strangers must be terrified here."
Miss Kate Yogel entertained the
Bachelor Girl club Monday evening to a
banquet to oelebrate New Year's. There
are fourteen young ladies in the club.
Misses Lydia and Anna Sturgeon
invited a few friends Monday evening to
a skating party, after which a supper
was served to the hungry crowd about
Trains on all roads from the east
now run into Omaha, doing away with
the Union transfer. The great passenger
depot at Council Bluffs will be only a
Found, a package of dry goods on
Christmas day. Owner may have same
by paying for this notice, calling on Mrs.
A. J. Smith, Eighth and Kummer street,
and proving property.
The Maennerchor society had pleas
ant celebrations of both Christmas and
New Years, speaking, masic aad danoing,
besides refreshments. They know how
to enjoy themselves.
Decent people aroand Taraov are
determined to stop the illicit jmd illegal
sale of intoxicating Uqaoraif they can
find oBlciala to enforce the laws with
courage aad fidelity to daty.
Sup't W. J. Williams, Principal L
H. Britell and Prof. B. M. Campbell were
at Lincoln last week ia atteadaaoe at the
State Teachers' association, aa also were
Misnon AnnaHoben and IiaxieSheehan.
William Both has just finished a
residence for Paul Gertsca, six miles
north of Monroe. The reaidenee is a
fine building of twelve rooms and ia a
good improvement for that thriving
The fragile babe aad the growing
child are streagtaaaad by WHITE'S
CREAM VERMIFUGE. It destroys
worms, gets digestioa aft work, and so
rebuilds the body. Price OK cents. A.
Heintz and Pollock k Co.
Perfect health is that condition of
the body when digestion is so perfect
that the physiological balance betwaea
the destruction aad ooastructkm that
goes on ceaselessly ia cell life ia daily
kept normal. E. B. Norman.
Adam Lockner, aa old-time Oolum
baa boy of the TOa, was ia the city Sat
urday aadwaat over to Batter ooaaty to
visit relatives, retaraiag tohia hnain ia
Cedar Bluffs, Moaday, where ha ia
sagagad ia the hardware
L. F. Gottsohalk went west 8atar
day evening and will for the next year
be ia the employ of the Union Pacific
Bailway in-construction work ia Wyo
ming. For the present his headquarters
will be at Green River.
Th JoubxaJL is sorry to mention the
fact that B. H. Henry's health does not
seem to improve with the coming of
winter weather. He is now confined to
his bed. His many friends will wish for
a speedy improvement
Whosoever has suffered from piles
knows how painful and troublesome they
are. TABLER8 BUCKEYE PILE
OINTMENT ia guaranteed to care piles.
Price 50 cents in bottles. Tabes, 75
cents. A. Heintz and Pollock k Co.
Thursday night the Ladies Orpheus
gave a card party at their hall, soma
thirty-five couples participating. Adolph
Saner carried off first prize. During the
-evening light refreshments were served,
and all present report having had a
Albert Lewis Coolidge, son of Mr.
and Mrs. H. P. Coolidge, and Miss Nora
Herlihy were, married Sunday, Decem
ber 31st, at the home of the bride's
parents in Lead, South Dakota. The
many friends of Bert extend to him
John Elliott, one of our well-known
citizens has recently suffered a stroke of
paralysis and ia now lying in a critical
condition at his residence in this city.
His many old friends in this city and
elsewhere oould hope that he may be
restored to perfect health.
The week of prayer will be observed
this week. Tuesday at the Baptist,
Wednesday at the Congregational,
Thursday at the Presbyterian and Friday
at the M. E. church, with the following
leaders respectively: Bev. Yost, Pulis,
Rogers and Prof. Williams.
The new barn about completed on
the J. H. Galley premises on Fifteenth
street is perhaps the most complete and
convenient in the city, having a cement
floor and being supplied with cess-pools
and other conveniences. It is in keeping
with the fine, new residence.
I have 30 acres of timbered land in
Muscatine county, Iowa, within eight
miles of Muscatine, which I desire to
trade for a house and lot in Columbus;
will assume some incumbrance, not too
much. Price of land, $30 per acre, no
incumbrance. C. 8. Easton. 3
Happy New Year! May it mean to
all of us greater opportunities for good,
not only to ourselves but to all with
whom we come in contact "Peace on
earth, good will to men," can only have
full fruitage as from the "fatherhood of
God and the brotherhood of men."
The properties of BALLARD'S
SNOW LINIMENT possess a range of
usefulness greater than any other reme
dy. A day seldom passes in every house
hold, especially where there are children,
that it is not needed. Price, 25 and 50
cents. A. Heintz and Pollock k Co.
Fred. Henggler of Bellwood writes
us on business and incidentally adds
that he recently lost all his hogs but
three, by cholera, and many of his neigh
bors have been equally as unfortunate.
He wishes his old Platte county friends
a happy New Year, and they reciprocate
for him and his.
Many a bright and happy household
has been thrown into sadness and sorrow'
because of the death of a loved one from
a neglected cold. BALLARD'S HORE
HOUND SYRUP is the great cure for
coughs, colds and all pulmonary ail
ments. Price, 25 and 50 cents. A. Heintz
and Pollock k Co.
Don't forget that next Saturday
night installation of officers elect for
Baker Post No. 9, G. A. R and Union
Camp of Veterans No. 134, will take place
at their hall on Eleventh street at 8
o'clock p. m., to which all friends of the
orders are cordially invited. Refresh
ments after installation.
There was a dance at Gerhold Loee
ke's the other night at which there were
twenty couples who enjoyed the occasion,
which, however, was a little exacting on
the musicians, Frank Arne, violinist, and
bis brother Albert, who accompanied him
on the dulcimer, from 8 o'clock in the
evening till 2 in the morning.
Kimhall Bros, of Lincoln, contrac
tors for the Soldiers' monument, inform
Chairman Galley of the committee that
one of the large stones of the founda
tion was broken and must be replaced,
which delays the erection. Treasurer
Spoerry is constantly at work to bring
the two ends together on time.
Many of the blotches, pimples and
other affections of the skin are caused by
the failure of the liver and kidneys to
cast off impurities, which remain in the
system. HERBINE will stimulate the
liver and kidneys, and cleanse the system
of all impurities. Price, 50 cents. A.
Heintz snd Pollock k Co.
There is no telling what may yet be
found between the surface and the cen
ter of the earth in Nebraska. At Jack
son, near Sioux City, speculators are
endeavoring to buy up the newly dis
covered coal fields. A third strike was
made the other day on the Goodfellow
farm, a vein of coal six feet thick being
found at a depth of 162 feet
Friday evening of last week at the
residence of Paul Hagel a party was
givea in honor of the Misses Teresa and
Mattie Feight of Plattsmoatn, cousins
of the Hagel family, and Misses Mattie
Howes and Teresa Lockner of Omaha.
A" lively crowd of young people was
present, and an enjoyable time bad in
playing games, listening to good music,
and the partaking of dainty refreah-
Married, Monday evening at 5
o'clock at the residence of M.Brogger
on Ninth street, this city, by Bev. Neu
marker, Albert Stenger and Miss Lisa
Steiner, both of this city. ThkJockkai.
unites with the many friends of the
happy couple ia extending heartfelt con-
gratulations on this joyous occasion and
wishiag loag life aad unclouded hap
piness to the genial aad talented groom
and hia fair and gracious bride.
Sunday night the Orpheus singing
society had a great time at their hall
when they gave their Christmas tree
specially arranged for the little folks.
Wm. Hagel made an excellent Saata
Clans and caused a good deal of merri
saent while distributing the numerous
gifts. About fifty couples wars present
aad all agree that the arraagement of
the tree aad the program aa carried oat
was decidedly the best ever gma by tbe
HERBINE should be used to sariah
aad purify the blood; it cares all forms
of blood disorders, is especially useful ia
fevers, skin eruptioas, boils, pimples
blackheads, scrotals, salt rheum aad
every form of blood imparity; it ia a safe
and effectual cure. Prioe, 50 esnta. A.
Heintz and Pollock k Co.
A special from Chadroa to the
Omaha World-Herald, December 81, ooa-
tained a sensational story ia regard to
Col. John G. Maher, well known here,
having formerly lived at Platte Caater,
organizing a regiment for servioe ia favor
of the Boers. The dispatch claims that
it is part of a great movement all over
the United States, especially iatereatiag
tbe Irish, either natural born or Ameri
can bora. The slow coach will doabt
less bring the truth.
A. M. Jennings writes from Fitzger
ald, Georgia, to J. A. Turner, under data
of December 23d: "I am busy these
days hoeing in the garden among straw
berries, turnips, cabbage, radishes,
onions, eta, cutting wood and burning
stumps, building some picket fence to
replace some board fence, so you see I
have plenty to da I have kept track of
the thermometer for the last twelve days,
and 40 is the lowest, 53 the highest for
that time at 7 a. m. December 4, there
was a little ice formed, the only time
-' A business letter from David An
derson, dated Dec. 27, says: "Well, here
we are ia the Italy of America and the
Paradise of the World. One must be
here to Ijtfly :realize the beauty and
grandeur, of this country and olimata I
will not undertake to depict or describe
it, for I am not capable of doing it
justice. Every day we meet our dear,
old friends and neighbors, and meet
with many happy greetings. I cannot
go into details, but if the spirit moves
me, perhaps I may write you a letter
Mrs. Roy Rhone and son 'Robert,
instructors in guitar and mandoline at
the Wesleyan university, Lincoln, were
in the city Sunday night, and favored
the congregation at the Methodist
church with two selections. In the
Kingdom of Harmony they are evidently
doing a good work. They took the B. k
M. train Monday morning for Lineoln.
Mr. Rhone is learning to play the harp,
that wonderful instrument of tbe
ancients, and which was "used as an
accompaniment to the psalms sung by
the early congregations of Christians."
Qua. B. Speice retires from his posi
tion as clerk of the district court, having
occupied the office three consecutive
terms. If it hadn't been for the Bryan
fad, in combination with the populists,
he probably would have been nominated
and elected for another term. He has
shown strong capabilities for the office,
and if his successor pleases the people
half so well, along the line of accommo
dating callers and promptness in attend
ing to business, he will do well. We
haven't at any time agreed with Mr.
Speice politically, and what republicans
were unable to do, viz., put a republican
into his place, the combine of populists
and democrats did, easy enough.
The Platte Center Signal says that
Miss Fannie Thomazin is very sick. .C.
H. Dack has gone to Iowa. .D. D. Lynch
of Linooln visited with bis parents Tues
day and Wednesday.. Presiding Elder
Sisson preached in the Methodist church
Wednesday evening. .Dennis Sullivan,
jr., had his right shoulder dislocated
Friday. .Miss Anna Meyers took the
train at Columbus Tuesday, bound for
the Fremont normal.. J. F. Siems has
returned from a few weeks' stay at Crow
ley and other Louisiana points. .John
Winkleman of Columbus visited friends
near town during the fore part of the
week.. Miss Mary O'Neil was at home
the fore part of the week and returned to
Columbus Thursday. .David Thomas of
Postville shipped a car load of hogs Wed
nesday evening and went to Omaha with
them. . Wm. Schroeder is again in Platte
Center. He was working in the U. P
shops at North Platte for the past two
If any of you wish to see two good
cartoons drop into I. Gluck's office on
Eleventh street and ask him to show
you where democracy is represented aa
a mother administering medicine from a
bottle of gold cordial to Billy Bryan,
who is making a wry face, but she holds
him by tbe ear, while she feeds the ob
jectionable dose in a spoon and says,
"Take your medicine, Billy." The
other represents where Bryan has led tbe
democracy into the Dismal Swamp.
He is represented as a soldier, the plume
in his hat is labelled Little America;
under his right arm a book titled Free
Silver and Anti-Expansion. Old leaders
deposed. Populists in control. Nothing
left to lose. It closes with these: Not
a democratic senator from any northern
state. Both houses of congress republi
can. New York lost by 260,000. New
Jersey lost by 80,000. Connecticut lost
by 50,000. Indiana lost by 18,000. We
think it is no wonder that the Jefferso
nian and Jacksonian democracy have
tired of being led around by the Bryan
populist democracy, and will "no more
CJ r 4 Maaoiaetariaf Csatcr.
, In answer to an interrogation from the
Omaha Bee, Mayor Fitzpatrick had this
to say the other day. The mayor is emi
nently correct and could have written
almost without. limit in regard to the
natural advantages of the Columbus
"'The improvement of opportunities is
the bounden duty of communities, as it
is of individuals, and Columbus hsa lag
ged altogether too long already. But
here is what the mayor says:
?I do not hesitate to say that a good
sugar beet factory located in or near this
city would pay a large dividend to the
investors. My reason for this is because
we sre located in the very heart of a
country especially adapted to the culture
of the sugar beet Hundreds of cars
pass through here every month of the
shipping season, hauling the beets either
to Norfolk or Grand Island, and the
logical conclusion is that right here ia
where the prodact should be manufac
tured. The field is open and I don't
believe it will be long until somebody
with capital recognizes the fact In this
connection I want to also state (although
your question does not call for it) that
this city has the very best natural
resources in the state for developing a
water power. The never failing Loup
river, with its swift curreet, is only
awaitiagthe harness which a little capi
tal eoald supply. It eoald then furnish
all the power seeded for a city four times
j...i ; ;
Mis. Patrick Marshy waa ia the city
Miss Aaaa Hsppaa is visiting ia
Miss Jessie Saaraa. apaat New Year's
Deaaia Sullivaa is visiting relatives ia
Miss Meta Heasley is visiting frieads
Baaksr Thompson of Albioa was ia the
Editor Strothsr of Moaroe waa ia the
Fred. Williams visited frisads ia Fair-
bury last weak.
Ed. Early auda a hasisaas trip to St
Alien Smith of Silver Creek waa ia
the city Moaday.
Bart Donaldson of Oeatral City waa ia
the city Moaday.
Mark Borer is home from Chioago to
apsad hia vacation.
Albert von Bergea of Hamphrey spent
New Year's at borne.
Jay Cushiag of Haatiaga, visited the
home folks last
Aagast Wagner ia up from Liaooln
epeadiag his vacation.
Mr. aad Mia. Bothlaitaer are attending
the State Teaohers' assooistioa.
Mr. aad Mrs. M. L. Boaaitar of Stiver
Creek were ia the city Moaday.
a E. Buskly want to Omaha Friday for
a few days' visit with his family there.
Mrs. Prof. Wilhama and Mrs. Alexan
der visited Platte Oeatar over Saaday.
L. A. Ewiag of the Humphrey Demo
crat was in the city Saturday aad Suaday.
George aad Miss Emma Scheidel of
Platte Caater ware in the city Thursday.
Mr. aad Mrs. George Matthews of
Omaha, visited friends over Sanday, ia
P. H. D. Hagel, aooompaaied by two
acquaintaaoBS from Cedar Bapids, weat
to Omaha Saturday.
Mrs: Warner aad daughter Mattie, of
Sohayler, visited over Sunday with Mr.
and Mm. Was. Hagel.
Miss Teresa Lockner and Miss Mattie
Howes of Osaaha, visited relatives and
friends here last week.
Miss Lizzie Stems of Humphrey
returned home Monday, after visiting
her sister, Mrs. Frank Eimers.
Mrs. H. A. Rowe returned home to
Norfolk Moaday after several days visit
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. K.
Mrs. Otterpohl and children of Hum
phrey returned home Monday after
pending several days with relatives, the
William Gibson and family passed
through the city Saturday on the way to
their. home at Cedar Bapids. They had
been at Spokane, Washington.
Miss Mary Turner and her nephew,
Craig Turner, returned home Saturday
evening after a week's very pleasant
visit with relatives in Perry, Iowa.
Miss Teresa and Hattie Feight of
Plattsmoutb, left Saturday for their
home after a week's visit with relatives,
tbe Hagel and Schroeder families.
Mrs. Philip Bender, Mrs. Forsaith and
Mrs. Gergen, allot Humphrey, spent two
days with Mrs. O. E. Steinbaugh last
week, returning home Wednesday.
Mrs. Frank Bowers and baby of Ore
gon, visited with friends yesterday, on
their way home after a visit with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Cooncyof
Ben Brodfuehrer passed a couple cf
days visiting at home last week, return
ing Thursday to Lincoln, where he has
a good position with the leading jeweler
of the capitol city.
A BID WIICI.
A Star lai CMlkia Dsraik Can,
Kills Maa art Hants.
At about ten minutes after twelve
o'clock midnight, Friday, freight train
Na 28 on the Union Pacific ran into the
rear end of an extra freight train in the
yards ia this city west of the freight
depot and east of the coal chutes,
smashing the engine of Na 28. wreck
ing caboose, one stock car, an oil tank
car and two freight cars of the extra
Saturday morning the wreck was
viewed by hundreds of people, and it
was still a harrowing sight, notwith
standing much had been removed. The
new wrecker was brought up from Oma
ha, capable of lifting immense weights
and placing them upon trains in short
order, and by 4 o'clock in the afternoon
the tracks were cleared.
Twelve horses were killed, four crip
pled, eighteen saved.'O. L. Baker now
having these in charge, also the disposal
of the dead ones.
The man killed waa named 0. J. Gross,
a general merchant at Pine Bluffs, Wya
ThosL Braanigsa of Polk ooaaty says
that he has known him the last eight
years, and was a good man. He was
between 35 and 40 years old, leaves a
wife and three children. The wife ar
rived here Saturday evening, accom
panied by her brother, Ed. Dolan, and
the remains (which had been in charge
of Undertaker Herrick) were taken the
same evening to Cheyenne. The face
in death looked aa though there had
been no consciousness of pain calm
and composed. Tbe skull wsa crashed
in at the top, aad soma bruises oa each
Engineer Frank Qoodsell of tbe in
coming train is 44 years ia the railroad
serviee and these ware the first cars
picked up for him in that time. He was
pinned in the cab bat luckily escaped,
and Fireman Taylor escaped withoat
Quite a number heard the shock of
the traiaa, aad Mr. A. W. Armstrong at
his rssideaca several blocks away beard
tbe crash sad heard the eagiaesr revers
ing his eagiae to save hia traia, bat it
was then too late, ha cltimiag that ha
did not see the traia steading oa the
track oa account of steam from the
round house obstraetiag his view.
The horses were bang shipped to
An empty big oil tank waa balanced
oa a large faraitare ear to the right oa
a side track. The car of horses waa bei
sJKsed over a caboose aad a large farai
tare car betwaea eagiaa aad taak.
We have heard no estimsts of
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A new line of Men's FUR COATS, just
opened up. Prices from $12.50 to $22.50.
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J. H. GALLEY,
605 EleTesth St.,
hasnt located all the desirable property
we've some choice bits on our books for
sale at prices that appeal to the people of
oommon sense. The properties are located
in fertile sections, well watered and draia
ed, handy to market and shipping points
and at our prices and terms are decided
BECHER, JAEGGI & CO.,
COLUMBUS, - - NEBRASKA
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At tbe residence of tbe bride's parents
in South Madison on Christmas after
noon, by Bev. J. E. Fowler, Miss Maud
E. Steen was united in marriage to Wm.
W. Musgrave of Columbus. Tbe wed
ding ceremony was supplemented by an
elaborate Christmas dinner prepared by
Mrs. A. T. Steen, mother of the bride,
and heartily discussed by the family and
The bride is the youngest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Steen, and- a well
known teacher of this county. The
groom is storekeeper for the Union Pa
cific railroad at Columbus, and a former
member of Co. K, First Nebraska, and
did valiant service in the Philippines.
The young couple, who were thus hap
pily wedded, left on the evening train
for Columbus, where they will make
their future home. The Chbo!tiox.x
and hosts of friends will wish Mr. and
Mrs. Musgrave all the joys and none of
the sorrows of a long and prosperous
life. Madison Chronicle.
District 44 ajal Ticiaity.
Fred Luckey, jr., was shelling out a
large crib of corn Friday for O. McGann.
The little members of Mr. snd Mrs.
John Dischner's family are having a
siege of scarlet fever.
James Haney, jr., Patsy Hsney and
sister Lixzie were visiting with friends
up on the hill Friday.
The little child of Mr. and Mrs. John
Carrie who has been dangerously sick
for some time, is now convalescent.
We fear there is much sickness north
east of this place, aa doctors' rigs have
been following each other past here,
night and day, in rapid succession the
Miss Minnie Diachner was takes sud
denly ill last Wednesday, and was so sick
Friday that the family became alarmed
for her immediate recovery; bat at this
writing we are pleased to state that she
is considered out of danger.
Mrs. Herriag, who has been a loag
sufferer with aa abscess on the head, of
tbe nature of a tumor, is now enjoying
good health; a surgical operation remov
ed the trouble. Her daughters Minnie
aad Edith came dowa from Norfolk and
remained with her until all danger was
lifaksd aae! Tidaity.
Hurrah for tbe saow! We all wanted
to sse a white Christmas.
Misses Anna Diachner and Flossie
Driaaiawere calling on their Bichlaad
frieads last Taesday. -
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sJl5easons of the Near.
Seven bulls from eighteen to twenty-
two months old, for sale at
Oehxrich k Bro's Faux. 2mo.
runaway a few weeks ago, is improving
and able to walk about the bouse.
Miss Lizzie Kluck, who is learning the
art of dressmaking at Schuyler, spent
the holidays here with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ous. Kluck.
Clint Stevenson is having a fine hog
shed built 18x36, the cost of which when
completed will be about $200. Wm.
Bocklesby does the carpenter work.
The revival meetings at the Bichland
M. E. church will be continued one
more week. Bev. and Mrs. Hover work
untiringly for tbe salvation of the
Joe Smith with his steam power has
just finished shelling 2,000 bushels of
corn for Ed. Ketchmark, who had it con
tracted to Oehlrich Bros, for 22 cents
Joe Bucher has rented his farm of one
section to other parties and the present
renter, Fritz Bezzenger, moves to Henry
Luckey's farm in Platte county, while
Mr. Luckey becomes a citizen of Colum
bus. W. H. Orover, who is at Paynesville,
Ohio, visiting, has sold his .farm of 120
acres and purchased one near Silver
Creek, to which place be expects to move
in the spring. We regret to lose Mr.
Orover aad family, as they are good
Christian citizens. Our loss will be
Silver Creek's gain.
The Christmas aad New Year cam
paign is evidently over. Hosts of our
farmers purchased goods at Columbus
snd Schuyler. People had money to
spend and the store keepers took active
measures to have them spend it. We
think there waa a larger and finer dis
play of holiday goods this year than
ever before. The joy of Christmastide
ia oae of the few sensations that never
grow old. The delight of giving is per
ennialan ever-recurring proof of the
truth that it is more Messed to give than
During a recent high wind the wire to
Burt Stevenson's tripod steel mill broke
aad with the wind blowing at the rate
of fifty miles aa hour and the 8-foot
wheel revolvisg very rapidly.it was dan
gerous for oae to ascend the tower to
make repairs. Burt hoped the wind
would go down, but as it did not it had
to ran all night and part of Sunday be
fore it could be temporarily repaired.
Tbe owner regrets it, for it was the first
time tbe mill had ever run on Sunday
aad the first sccident to it since its
erection in March, 1896.
Mr. aad Mm. C. W. Talbitzer of Moa
roe have goae to Ohio aad Peaasylvaaia
to visit old frieads.
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