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VOLUME XXXV. NUMBER 19.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1904.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,742.
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Norfolk paBwntfpr tniDH ran ia:ly.
No train oa Albion ami spaldintf breach
iSba. L.X! daily exr.pt aoa.iay. I
w. H. Bksuam. Anc j
COUNTY OFFICERS. j
Shenrf . . .
iupriaa-niiiiat . . .
Clt-rk. of Dielnct Court
. ..ChahlesJ I'vaaifi
L. ll l K.WT '
.John J. iu.xt
John Uattshm n
Dirk A. Hkcuku
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BOAllD OF aCPEKVlSJjBS. ia Ine courts, aivisea tne ccuncil to
Dint, l Jou- GiETz.chninnaa accept -40, which would be the license
DUt. 2 PSTKH nKNDK.n , , , , , , , M
Pit. 2 Maiuew DixTHh-H for one days bankrupt sale and for
Dis . ... "" RrimoK one ear'9 occupation tax. This com
Dii.L 4-7 Locis Hep. E.J. EaxsT promise was effected and the bankrupt
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Millani. , ,
MptHKH of cosuhe-n -to Di-thivt. j. j
01 " ' STATE OFFUE1JS.
Goror John H. Mickey smry Stat.
Gorw TV. Mrh; Aaiiitor. harlt H. v.-.ton.
Trutar-r. P Morrnon; Auomy (ivnral. ,
Frank N. Prmit, Suinatmient Pablic Iantrnc. '
tion. Williaa K. Fowler: i oinnuseioaer Public '
Laad-H. G)ru D. Follmer. j
JCDOES 6TH JCDICHI. DIST3ICT -.'. Hollea-
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Revhkknt titx 2th DiSTHirr J. W. Header
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livor. izf p. a. senior taumvar,
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Hxr. E. J. CL3KH. Pastor.
GRACE EPISCOPVL-Low celebratioa. -.-JO
a. a. suaiiay Scaool. 10oM a. ax. Pr-nrhiair.
drew Brother, coad Tpiay of each aonth.
llVU . i. . T-IA. - c J. .. -. --A
Daanu;r of the ajai. tecoaa lae-iay or eacn
aoath. Ladies Guild. --.iBd Wdae-.lay of
Ukt W A. CaH. Rector.
GERXAN LCTHER-VN Prvacfaiac. 10i a. a.
Sunday SchooL 2 p. a. Ladies Society ae-ts
ST. BONAVESTCRA CA.THOLU -Soaday
-noea, mun aad wtaomt s. v and 1050
o'clock, Soaday school aad beaedictioa at 3
o'clock. The 9 o'clock aa is ivea ia Polish
aad ta 8 o'clock aiaaa altraately ia Genaaa aad
Xaiih. W?k day aat every aoraia at 5
o'clock. Fridays at 3:45 o'clock, stattuas aad
hMfi'im'T Coafaaioaj heard frua to 8
o'clock Saturdaj" aaa trora m an gnnnay
mama. LonieBeiona aieo iuauj uiraix ix-
nm rk'f-lfK-ic '
FaTHxa TmtoiuLiJ K.mu. Priest.
aSHTl DAUGHTERS OF REHFKlff. No. 1
wt ia Uua reiiowa nan, secoau aaa ,
Wednesday of each aonth. Mrs. Mand '
L sobl raad; Mrs. Fairehild. secretary,
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Mead aad foorth Monday of A aoath ia K. I
P. aaU Alois Jlaier. president aad J. E.'
r -r v ai v, aamiii -i.I rrvn-s I
sj of a. No. 29. Meets second aad foorth '
ia K. of P. aalL
Louis Held. V. C.
jmi Htaakea. secrgiary.
m-IDKNTAL LODGE. No.2LK.of P. Me
JWSiidayia S.P. aalL J. M. Cartia. C,
r? 1. McCaffrBy. secrecary.
WttT -T" Fellowa halL J. E. FaaL
w d Gaans 'atrcnua. m j-
Lr WTfJHT VDK83. No. 144.
-" STmoath. Odd Fellow, hatt.
BtTg SSCAXFXSST La O. F. So.
. ?8 S amdSSrfMoadar ia Odd Fellows
WLfiSsW Faucaad. C. P, 3. 3L Cartia,
1 SIG13 OF OIL AID PAY LIST TOO
I Discavarwd ok tie Farm of Gottlieb
Klaasa -Leased By Miners
j Columbus may yet rival Cripple
1 Creek or Beaumont. Miners from Den
ver have inspected same of the low
ground on the farm of Gottlieb Klaus,
near the Phute river wagon bridge
abotxt zhne milea sootjjwesc of Colum-
fans j ioaad 3 ahow ot 0u
gj of miaerai deposits. They have
led tfce faTza win begin pro-
gpsc scon. Omaha capitalists
have become interested in the pro-
ject and some of the business men of
Colnmbas are also making investiga-
tiouj3 with view Qt becoming in-
A Journal reporter accompanied by
attorney Cornelius, who is making
the lease for Mr. Klaus, inspected the
place to be prospected yesterday and
secured sample "rust", the brown de
posit which is supposed to contain the
mineral. These samples can be seen at
the Journal office. This deposit is
found in a low basin of about forty
acres a snort distance from the Platte
By digging down three feet any
There in this basin, the "rust depos-
-" is found in abudance. And a small
rivulet runinng through the basin is
rich in the same deposit and its sur
face is covered with oil which will
burn readily absorbed in a rag.
Mr. Klaus is not building any air
castles but is quietly awaiting devel
opments. The Journal is sending samples of
i the deposit to Prof. A. E. Barbour,
i professor of geology in the University
. of Nebraska and will endeavor to get
, him oat here to make a personal in
' spection as soon as pcenible.
, It is best to bcild no fake hopes in
this matter bat it is difficult to avoid
having visions of oil pipes, of power
canals, electrical tramwavs and a cirv
of 100.0CO people in case a rich find
should be made. Meanwhile we will
all anxioasly await developments.
Bankrupt Sale Over.
The city council through city treas
, urer B. J. Galley last Saturday noti
fied J. "J. Richards, who had bought
the bankrupt stock of the "black
flag" and was selling it as "bankrupt
gooihi". that he was subject to a fine
: of $20 a day each
under that title.
day he sold goods
Mr. Richards ap-
peared bet ore the council and protest
ed that he was ignorant of the exis
tence of such a law in the city and
! that he could not afford to cay so
MMUM. He promised not to
continue to advertise a bankrupt sale
and to pay a reasonable license.
There was talk on his part of resist-
mg the collection ot the amount
ImImicu iu uie uciiiuauce iuu uu lae
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part of the council of suing him.
City Attorney Cornelius feeling
that the ordinance was unreasonable
An.? J, ? Tr.r,r,l.l .r K r,.l .-.r.9
wi i .
sal a thing of the past.
Heal Estate Transfers-
Becher, Hockenberger & Chambers,
real estate agents, report the follow-
. , -
ing real estate transfers Sled for record
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tae office Of the county clerk during
g --eefe ending Aug. ), 1904 :
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j- . uemcx lo j. a. jtcr ariann,
1 let 7 and W2 lot blk 11. Gerrard's
;adaition to CoL.wdtlCOO. ; G. B. Mc
1 Farlaad to F. ifaunberg, 5 sw nw 4
'and nw se nw of 13-17-1 W. wd J.300;
Rice to Myron A. Rice. Pt
n3 sw4. pt 2s nw4.
22-1S-1 "V, qcd
fl.fO; J. P Sokol to Mary Czanla. It
t to blk 14. Duncan, $10 ; Jorgen
M. Hanae to Anna J. Hange. aU real
and personal propertv by last will ;
V-Uie Savior tn P. f) V!n, Ir 10
blk 2. Smith's ad, $1.00: Anna E.
Curtis to 0. McGahev, n2 9W Gl-62-2
500 ;C. Justis to Paul Vanacker, pt It
ami iu. ot
Lindsay, f 2000 ; Jno
Romaa t0 Rosa Viner, pt SW 3W 1U-20-
l . qcti. i.iuu; x-ioneer i. a. o.ro
F. W. Wagner, It 2 blk 9, Creston,
N0; F. W. Wagner to A. Hotchkiss,
It 1 and e2 It 2. blk 9. Creston. wd
1700 : F. E. Davis to School Disc o.
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5,-- - Tnn?s oai'hlfjr Ira t m?
C0 ro L'OUlSe AeSCUier, lfS 1 MU
2, blk 143, CoL, 1400.
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Platte county for July, 1904:
Meaa tmpenrar of the aoath
Meaa do -aae aonth lafT year
Rijeu-t tempratar- oa 13th
Lowest do oa the 2Sd.
Cloudy days ...
Kaia leu larsa p.irtioaa of days. .
' I flaifc rtf '1 W I1
Do saae aoata last yr . ...
- j Prevailing winds from SE to NE.
, Thunder storms on the 4th, 5th. 21st,
25th and 2Sth.
T . . , .
idect electric storms occurrea on the
nihta of th Sth anr? fith m-i
r sa "
on the latter date, when the displav was
guch j rarelv Qr ever occnTed
this section btfar. anr? liocrmriT'fr tVia
this section before, and destroying the
telephone intercourse of the neighbor
hood for nearly a week.
The aggregate amount of rainfall dur
ing the months of May, June and July,
1904, waa 20.26 inches, while for the cor
responding months of last year it was
18.53 inches, showing that we have not
lacked foe moisture in either year.
Bead the JoaraaL Get all the news.
The city council met in regular ses
sion Friday night. Propositions wer2
receive! from both telephone compan
ies doing business in the citv to install
a telephone in the council chamber.
The Independent company bid 31.50
per month, while the Nebraska Tele-
phone Co. offered to put one in free
for use of the municipal officers, the
city to pay regular rates for toll ser- i Coaaectiac Idak.
vice. The proposition of the Ne- J
bradka company was accepted. j The mast important step in the his-
A. Dussell & Son offered to run j torv of the Platte County Indepeadeat
water to the city jail from the pump- j Telephone Company was taken ysotsr
ing station through a three-fourths day by Manager G. F. Everett wheal
inch pipe to be provided with stops he met representative of the Polk
and water cocks and so piped as to be County Independent Telephone Co.
controlled by engineer in charge of and arranged for a connection which
station, one closet and one sink, I5y2-l j will connect Colubmus with thirty
inches, with self-closing faucet; closet two south Platte towns including Lin-
and sink to be connected with sewer
in street with 4-inch sewer pipe; also
radiator in jail, to be connected with
station boiler with x-inch pipe, laid
ia :J-inch sewer pipe ; complete for the
sum of 1131. The bid was accepted
and contract awarded.
Chief of Police Schack reported that
notice hail been served en Lee Gray,
Mrs. McKelvey, Wm O'Brien and Mrs.
Eatherine Kohler to remove side
walks; and on C. W. Pearsall, H.F.
J. Hockenberger, Paul Hagel, Amalia
Poettcher. Mrs. A. Wise, E. M. Rick
ley and Mary A. Rickley to construct
Committee an claims returned bill
of Pollock Drug Co., approved by city
I physician in amount of 9.4,1. The
: committee stated that druggists would
not furnish necessary supplies to par
ties named in bill that were necessary
ror treatment of patients quarantin
ed ; none of parties mentioned paupers ;
recommend that oity attorney advise
the council of the duty of the city in
such cases, and that there bo a defi
nite understanding between the beard
of health and the city physician in the
matter of supplies purchased on ac
count of the city.
Bills were allowed in ihe sum of
$24:54.25, the largest amount ever paid
in a single month. The big items
were t50 for cement crossings and
.1C0 for lumber.
On motion, the city board of health
was authorized to confer with Louis
Held or seme member of the county
board with reference to an under
standing in regard to care of city
Committee on street and grades
recommended payment- of f2:5.91 out
ot nark improvement fund to J. E.
Knfmn for material used. Adopted.
Reports of overseer of streets, chief
of police, police judge and city treas
urer were referred to committee-?.
The ordinance requiring able-bodied
men to perform labor on streets in
payment of poll tax passed third read
ing. Bills of Columbus Telegram. f.10
for subscription, and Platte County
Argus, tl.93 for printing, were al
lowed. Bills of D. T. Martyn for CO and 37
for fumigation in smallpox cases j
were referred to committee. j
The council instructed the com
mittee on public property to confer i
with the city attorney as to the ad
visability of the city's voting bonds !
to put in an electric light plant.
Tae Game Law. '
Game Commissioner Carter reports '
the heaviest crop of prairie chickens,
grouse and quail raised m the state
in recent years, and it is doubted
if ever there were more birds in the
counties now in the game region.
Mr. Carter says, too, that he does
not agree witn tnose pessimists wno ,
are predicting the ultimare exter-
mination of the small game in this ;
state. Says Mr. Carter: "Whati
happened to the buffalo need not
happen to the birds. The buffalo
could not exist in a wild state in a
settled country; game birds can exist
in such a country and will multiply
right here in Nebraska if the people
will continue to respect the game laws
generally as they have in recent years.
This year there is more game than
ever, and we propose to make things
unusally interesting to the pot hunters
this season. The large supply of game
naturally will attract a number of the t
roving hunters to this srate, and high j
prices for game in the cities will offer
extra inducements to "home talent"
poachers. This does not signify that
any great amount of peaching will be
done, but is dees signify that uphold
ers of the law will have to be active all
over the state."
Mr. Carter has notified the sheriff
of every country that the law makes
it mandatory for him to prosecute
poachers and warns the o ulcers that
any neglect of duty will be punished
in case it comes to the ears of the
warden. By this means Warden Car
ter hopes to add three new o Seers to
his force in each county, as there is
an average of two deputy sheriffs to
the county who. like their principals,
are bound to enforce the game laws.
The adjourned meeting of the Platte
county Republican convention will be
held at the court house in Columbus,
Nebraska, August 25, 1904, at 2 o'
clock, p. m. far the purpose of nom
inating candidates ior coanty attor
ney, representative and such other
business as may properly ecsse before
the convention. A .G. Rolfe, Chair-
Through the Journal we wish to
anannr.ee to the pablic that we have
recently appointed Mr. R. W. Saley,
manager of the Aaditoriam Music Co. ,
as distrihating agent for this section
far the Melville Clark pianos and
Apollo piaao players.
St Melville Clark Piaao Co.
THIRTY-TWO T0WV3 a.a'lCTrwn
j Platte Coaaty Iadememdeat
Oat-Mickey's Caanaay Tt
' coin. Mr. Everett
drove to Osceola
yesterday where he met Mr. Nnlm
qaist, cashier of Gov. Mickey's bank,
and Judge Stanton of Stromaburg, di
rectors in the Polk county company.
Plans were agreed upon at this con
ference whereby the Platte coanty
and Polk county lines will be extend
ed to meet at Mahon. otherwise known
as Johnsonville and Fizzletown, a
postotSce eighteen miles southwest of
Columbus, and about ten from Osceo
la. The extension can be made and
the line put in operation in four or
live weeks. The new extansion con
templates a through metallic circuit
from Columbus to Osceola to be used
exclusively for long distance business.
The Polk county system is already
connected with the York comnty sys
tem, which in turn is connected with
Lincoln and towns south as far as the
Wire and other materials have been
in Mr. Everett's hamls for more than
a year to make this connection but he
was unable to do anything with the
Polk county people until recently
when Gov. Mickey became the largest
cwner of the stack and began at once
to push things.
A new tall board lor long distance
work will be put in here soon aad
another operator employed. All inter
company business will be done on
strictly a mileage basis, each line re
ceiving its portion of the tolls in pro
portion to miles of wire wed.
Try the Non-Nicotine. A scientific
production of Cigars. Sold under the
United States and the English p-tanta.
Try one of them. r
jul20-.lt CHARLES H. BACK.
Ik.. Dollar Wall Chart Eree
a lottery where
prize at the expense of others, but a
REE sift to every one who pays
one year's subscription in advance.
This offer will be open only while our supply
of maps lasts. They are going fast! Call and
get one or write for it before it is too late. No
Cheap-John affair but a handsome and valua
ble chart, containing maps Nebraska, the
United States and the World, together with
statistics on government, indispensable in
What Hie Chart Ciitain :
it Page A handsome multi-colored :
map of the world, varnished, the '
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shoeing the dags and coat-of-arms
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map of the state published. In
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Retail price. 73c.
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iitates new. Contains 40 per cent
more of tbe smaller towns than us
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Also tine half-tone pictures of all 1
the presidents from Washington to ,
Roosevelt with their autographs.
Call, write or see
Boone Comity Fair.
We are in receipt of the 30th
premium list of the Boone Coanty Fair
to be held a: Albion, September ST to
30, inclusive. There are no better
grounds in the state, supplied with aa
abundance of zocd water.
The track has been pot in A 1 00a
dition. Horsemen are invited to
come and compete for the liberal pane
The exhibit of thorough bred stock
will be second only to the state fiur.
The reputation of this fair is state
Ample provision for entertainaeat.
You are invited to attend.
The following letters
called for at the Columbus Post Offi
ce : Mrs. Jerome P. Baraett. T. P.
BIancherd,sam Fisher aad Mrs. L. S.
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Thw foUawasg toUe show, the tax lery
In all the districts of Platte swaaty for
19aaw.l90t lames of the districts
the levy has hewa redsawsl aeady SO per
cent, so that the school tax will be bmt
little higher than last year. In a few
dMtriwte however, the voters at tWaehool
set i eg did not take into iti ifarstii n
the hsiher valuation thai year, and left
the levy where it was last year.
dutnati will pay mat taxes toia y
bat will probably have a good surplas ia
their wesaary to begin the next asaool
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At the state Prohibitioa ooaveatioa
held in Liacola yesterday, H.Hocksa
berger of Comabas was aoasiaated
for coagress aad Isaiah Lightaer of
Monroe was-aoaiaatsd fsr Lieatsaaat
Governor. Mr. Bocfcsaberger ays the
coavsatioa was the largssft ia the his
tory of the party, aboat 900 delssjatos
atteadiag. These two aaa axa amoag
Platte coaaty's beet ritimas aad the
Joaraal woald gladly sapport both of
TEV DOLLARS REWARD. -For
the retain of a sJary
pocket hook coa-
cactfficaat tnm the gevacMMat aiat
ss Baits, Idaho, to Fxafc Holkabscfc,
secretary, aad other private papsn
Qfarfasr iapartaaes. My mm was
priated oaths ssrsc I will pay the
shave reward sad ao qassttaa-Kwill
be ashed. PayKsat 1m bssa stoppsd
oa ths waaaaia aad thsretora ths
BUSINESS MEN ON
OFmras of fOJB taxpayhs
r of Colaabaa'
think of the city
awasahip of a lighting ylaat in Co
laabaa. DR.HJEJLNTZ I shut off the elec
tric lights oaly after notifying the
oaaaciL lass May and June I person
ally aafifisd the coancil that I woald
ligha oa Asgast 1 aaless
aks a cuatract aaa any
who daaiss it lies. They
re street lights. It woald
aw 91000 to bny additional aa-
I did not feel like
so aach aoney withoat a
five ymr gaacaatee. I have offered
to ah the lights as cheap as it
aaa ha doas. If the city thinks it
aaa faaaish thsa chsaper, lot it try.
My ftaat was offend to the city tea
aad I will sell it to them to
il they want it.
Hilsabas psople have had as good
aad sa cheap service as other towns of
its rise. City ownership takes the
iato politics, changing the
year to year with
all ths sHasulsar evils.
L. GKRRARD-I think the city
shoald awn all its pablic utilities.
Ths service ought to be better and
it woald be aach cheaper.
M. HOCKENBERGER I believe
ia aity owaenhip of all pablic utili
ties. S.C. GRAY If after a careful in
vastigatioa sf cmditions and esti-
it is found that the city can op-
a lighting plant in connection
with the waterworks, city ownership
night be advisable. But I would not
fevor the operation of an independent
aiaat by the city. My judgment is
that oa aoooaat of the great expense
of keeping aa electric lighting plant
ia repair, a gas plant could be operat
ed aach store economically and to
batter advaatage to the city. My es
trone objection to electric lights is
aha gnat expense of keeping them in
M. WHTTMOTEB I have always
taaagut that the city could operate
alsctrio ligttts ia coaaectioa with the
than a separate
iaiWtdaal coaid pte
it If I aa aistakea ia this I woald
flavor the plan that woald figure out
L GLUCK I woald like to see the
city own in lighting plant. But the
qaestion is, will the people vote the
bonds. I believe it woald be cheap
er and favor it if a sinking fund could
be created to pay the bonds when due.
H. GASS I believe the city should
have owned their lighting plant long
ago. to be worked in connection with
the city waterworks.
F. T. WALKER I favor city own
ership. I believe we woald have
better service at len money.
GEORGE SCOTT The city should
not relinquish control of prices paid
for any public utility and shoald not
enter into a contract for electric lights
or other pablic service for longer
than one year. I believe the city
should own their lighting plant and
that it would be advisable to buy the
poles and wire of the present com
pany if they could be obtained at their
true value. I should insist that the
lights bo placed in the middle of the
C J. GABLOW The city ought to
be able to operate the plant cheaper
thaa aa individual by operating it in
ooanectioa with the waterworks. Bat
I have aot investigated the subject
aad hesitate to give aa opinion.
B. J. GALLEY Think the city should
own its lighting plant, to be operated ia
connection with the water works, and I
have thought so for years. City owner
ship would result in cheaper and better
service. The city shoald own the sew
erage system also.
H. ELLIOTT I am strongly in favor
of city ownership of the lighting plant.
From my knowledge of the working of
gas plants in other citiee. however.
woald prefer gss to electricity.
J. D. STIRES I am in favor of
the city owning and operating their own
lighting plant, for the reason that the
expense would be but very little addi
tional to that for the operation of the
H. RAGATZ I have not investigated
the question sufficiently to warrant the
expression of any definite opinion. The
cost of establishing the plant and the
expenses incident to operating it should
be carefully investigated before the city
should take on the burden. If the city
could have good service at a reasonable
coat, I should oppose the experiment of
city ownership. I believe the council
shoald have an increase of salary if the
lighting problem shoald be added to
their already heavy burdens. I am not
prepared to say, however, that I would
not vote for city ownership after further
JUDGE POST It is simply a business
proposition for the city to own and oper
ate their own lighting plant. In con
nection with the water works the plant
.weld beooerated economically. I have
always believed that the city could
furnish its own lights cheaper than it
coald buy of anybody.
w. A. McALUSTER I am in favor
of city owaenhip of electric lights. The
city ia paying engineers to run the water
wodn. Tha soaae engineers could do
ths week at the lighting plant; the same
1 ilea Co
r coald be utilized sad the
oeal would, to a certain extent suf
fice Cor the two systems.
Is what they
all say about
our Ice Cream
make it our
know it is pure
Ghas. H. Dack,
F. T. Walker sold Louis Held a half
ssctiaa of Repablicaa Valley land
F. T. Walker leaves with another
excursion to the Republican Valley
next Tuesday morning, August It!,
over th e Burlington.
If you are a democrat, buy a Parker
and Davis cap for your boy. If you
are a republican, buy a Roosevelt and
Fairbanks cap for him. Galley sells
H. J. Arnold, Fred Mullen, Geo.
Winalow and Werner Schupbach weat
fishing last Friday to Blauser's Lake.
Each got a fine string of ban and
All rural mail carrier whose salar
ies were ItiOO a year previous to July
I will receive from that date, fTJO.
All the carriers ia Platte county are
in this class.
A team of Juvenile base ball players
went from Columbus yesterday to Mon
roe and returned with the scalps of the
Monroe children. The battery for Co
lumbus was Clif Galley and Geo. Piatt.
The seore was VI to 9.
The Platte County Poultry aad" Pet
Stock Association will aeet at the
council chamber in Columbus, to
morrow night at 3 o'clock to make
arrangments for the stock and poultry
show to be held frcm November 2t to
December :.. This association has fir
teen stockholders. Ever one interest
ed in poultry or stock should attend
August Wagner, referee in bank
ruptcy, heltl two hearings recently.
One in the matter of the claim uf Sam
Richards of North Platte for 765
against the estate of E. B. London
i Bros and the other a hearing of
Sam Richards with reference to the
property and effects of the same firm.
Next Saturday morning the claim or
Anna London far 2ll7 will be taken
The Journal is glad to publish the
compliment paid to Treasurer Becher
by Deputy Srate Auditor, E. M. Sear
les. Mr. Searles said that Mr. Becher's
books were among the best he has ex
amined in the state.
Frederick Gottschalk. Sr. and other
httd owners along Lost Creak have
filed a suit in the district court ask
ing relief from the Nebraska Central
Irrigation company asking remedies
far alleged damages to the land caus
ed by the overflow of Lost Creek
caused by the use of that stream by
said company for carrrying the water
of Beaver Creek, taken out at Genoa
and used for irrigation purposes.
In the case of A. Volz vs Chas.
Ryn which was decided for the
plaintiff in justice court, Rarnash
has filed an appeal to the district
court. Conrad Bret ban, guardian of
the estate of Maria Fromholz. ment
ally incompetent, ask the court to set
aside certain deeda signed by his ward
in which she deeded away for $5000.
2G0 acres of land alleged to be worth
110,000. The land was deeded to Ger
trude McGehey and Agatha Riesen
and the plaintiff alleges the use of
undue influence and fraud in secur
ing same. Kmraa Vogei filed a suit on
the fourth of August against Peter
Dischner on the charge of assault and
battery, asking damages in 93GO. The
suit was dismissed the next day at
the cost of the plaintiff.
Joseph Olsufka.21, Tarnor, to Mary
Knk, "JO, Tarnorv.
James Fred Counof, 30, Fremont to
Maud Adella Bryant, , tfremcat.
The latter were married last Satur
day by Judge Rattenaan.
Two Personally toad acted Ex
earsiois to BostoB Tia the
Special excursion to Boston leaves
Lincoln August 11th at 6:00 p. m.t in
charge of Chaplain R. R. Randall. A
second excursion leaves Lincoln Angust
13th at 6:00 p. nu in charge of J. B. Fer
guson. Through tourist ears from
Omaha. Short stops at the show places
of the east. A chance to return via St.
Louis and see the World's Fair the
greatest creation by the hand of man.
If you are figuring on the trip talk to
our agent about then excursions a very
low rate for the round trip, with all con
ditions aost favorable. Or, write me.
H W. Wazxxxt.
G. P. A, Burlington Rente.
or woman for yoa to save tor tha fu
ture.' While young, withoat the cars of a
family you can work, earn and save if
you will. A college career, goiag into
business for yourself, or getting warned
are all made ussier for yoa if you have a
snug bank account.
We extend the helping hand towards
saving by allowing you 3 per cent interest
on your savings.
We own and control 10.000
acre, of the choicest land la
Thomas County Kama...
Here is what we claim for
It is fine.' smooth, well-gnwsed
prairie land; rich, deep black soil
on clay dobsoil; an inexhaustible
supply of pure water, and tha
most healthful climate in the statsc
Good neighbors and good schools.
The dairy will pay the Thoaas
county farmers $I50,000.0 this
season. They raise bumper crops
of all kinds-over 1.0OU.00G bash
els of wheat this season, many
fields yielding 40 bushels per acre.
Other crops in proportion.
Thomas ia the county of fst
cattle and hogs, tine horses and
mules, and the thrifty hen that
never gets sick in this country.
Price, only 96.00 to $1,100 per
acre, on terms to suit purchaser.
Isn't this jnst what you have been
looking for? We conrt investi
gation. ELLIOTT, SPE1CE & CO.,
yi 1 1 1 hi 1 1 8 m 1 1 ! 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 9 1 -
Parties desiring to sell or ex
change their high-priced Iand in
Platte and adjoining counties will
- do wall to examine our
4. Sherman county. W also
lands in Buffalo, Custer and other
counties in central Nebraska.
Prices flO per acre for rough
unimproved land to $!Q and 335
for well improved valley lands.
COLUMBUS, - NEBRASKA.
Wit. 1 ill 1 innw
j bests wmz
Ha just received
Fine WaH Paper
We invite the pub
lic to look the line
over before buvin.
J Rtffrs' -StaiiflMf Fiiis.
Sulci ia. all haii-w. L anwjcalwl
by amy paints or olu.r tla.
A rmcatri pharaaci-K will
eutnpuaa-i all preaenptfooa.
Call oa aa.
LOUIS SCHREIBER. Jr..
I a Man 3 in Love.
THAT'S HI3 BUSINESS.
If a Woman is in Love.
THAT'S HER BUSINESS.
But if they intend to get married,
THAT'S MY BUSINESS.
J. M. CURTIS
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
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