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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1904.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,759.
: VOLUME XXXV. NUMBER 29.
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.-KufMlUTS EXCA3IPMENT I.O.O. F.
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chief of honor, Mrs. Alice Koesitt-r, recorder.
A LIE NAILED
The iniquitous Revenue Law
,,r.f..r CGQCl QA
It increases the tax-dodgers'
It increases railroad valuation
Taking Nebraska as a whole, it increases the valuation of mon
eys and bonds 317 per cent, while increasing live-stock only 16
per cent. It increases the valuation of railroads 70 per cent,
while increasing real estate only 51 per cent.
It lightens the burden of the honest renter and poor man by
lowering the tax on live-stock and personal property, and by
forcing the land-owner to pay his share, no more.
The increase in taxes in Platte county this year was necessary
to pay the $13,000 deficit carried over from 1903, which it would
have been impossible to raise under the old revenue law.
Out of an increase of $67.21 in the total taxes of R. E. Jones,
referred to by Mr. Berge, $42.19 is due to the increase in district
tax, chargeable to local officials and not to the new revenue law.
Berge and the democratic candidates, without substituting
anything better, are pledged to repeal the law recommended by
Fusion Governors Holcomb and Poynter; prepared in the legis
lature partially by the hand of Mr. Loomis, a leading fusionist;
and approved by the judicial wisdom of Judge Sullivan and
Judge Duffy, democrats.
Republican candidates stand ready to repeal defective features
of the law, but are pledged to maintain those features which
provide for the collection of all the taxes; and which, by forcing
the listing of all property, have increased the valuation of hid
den moneys and bonds 317 per cent in Nebraska, and forced out
of hiding a half-million dollars worth of property in Platte coun
ty; and which will enable Platte county as well as Nebraska to
pay her expenses.
Voters, verify these statements from the records, and vote
The New Revenue Law has
Increased the Railroads
Taxes in Platte Conntu-
Here is the record :
We ask the editor of the Telegram
to read it and correct his mis-statements
in last weeks Telegram. We
ask George W. Berge to read it, and
return to Platte county and tell the
tax-payers here the truth:
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Total increase in valuation ot rail
roans in Platte county, f:M7,813, or
nearly 75 per cent. Total increase
in railroad tax in Platte Co., i.34.
Now let us see what ine railroads
paid in Platte county under fusion.
Here is tho record : ISiU republican
valuation of all railroads, $425,4S0;
tax. il!.742; IbiH",, fusion valuation,
15G,G50; tax, $17,012; i04 republican
valuation, fbi:),070; ta, &l,?J7.
Does this record prove republican
administrations the tools of railroads?
So much for the railroad assessment
in Platte county under the new revenue
law. How about other property i
Hero is the record :
YM r.KH per cent
Horses, val pr hd.$ 7.72 tl.."i5 41
Cattle, val pr fad $ 3.2 i.'M dec
Hogs, val pr head SO 1.12 40
Farm real'este.tl.442.867 :J.537.4l 144
City, real estate 3fiS,0S!) 4SS.SG1 2
Other property, 22G.03 72G,G;i3 221
What does this record show as to
the distribution of the bunlen of tax
ation in Platte county? The tax
ilodcors get the woret of it. They
had to uncover 1500,000 worth of
property, hidden under the old law.
Their burden increased 221 per centj
Note that while railroad property
increased 73 per cent, hortes increased
only tl ier cent. Logs 40 p-r cent,
city real ettate .52 per cent; cattle
Working of the Law in Ne
braska. The followinc figures taken from
the state auditor's books show what
kinds of proerty will pay the most
1 taxes this year. Note the increase in
railroails, moneys and bonds :
Increase in valuation of all property
including railroads, $106. 320, 803, or
3r per cent.
Increase in valuation of railroad
property, fill 002, SIS, or 70 per cent.
Increase in valuation of all property
other than railroads. $S7, 13, 047, or
34 per cent
Increase in moneys, bonds, etc., Ill,
yii. 175,"or :U7 per cent.
Increase in'real estate, $C1, 714, 27'J,
or 31 per cent.
Increase in live stock, $2, UiO, 13.
or If. per cent.
Would fusion raise the railroad
assessment: Here is the comparative
record of the two parties from 1S9.J to
the present year showing the railroad
isi3, .i4.7o3,124, republican.
1.4, r.:,7l7,4l6, repubilccan.
1904, -30,093,175, republican.
Why Are Plane Gountu
Taxes Higher for 1904?
Because Platte county under the old
law ran behind $13,000 in 1903 and
had to raise the levy to make np that
ileficit. Every tax-payer has to con
tribute his share to this deficit.
Why. Have the Taxes of
Some Individual Fanners
Increased So Much?
Not on account of the state tax or
increases railroad taxes in Platte
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burden in Flatte county i per
nearly 75 per cent in Platte
the new revenue law. but because of
the local levies.
George W. Berge in his ColnmbU6
speech was unfair. He pointed ont
the large increase in the total tax of
certain individuals, but he failed to
explain that almost the entire increase
was dne to the increase in local taxes
for which democratic assessors were
Geo. W. Berge in his Columbus
speech grew excited when he called
attention to the fact that R. E. Jones
of Walker township will have to pay
1109.40 this year on his half -section
where be paid only $42.11) last year.
He wonld have been driven speech
less with excitement had that smooth
individual who produced the figures
for him. explained to him that ont of
a total increase of IC4.21 in Mr. Jones
taxes, $12.24 of it is due solely to the
increase in his school tax, while only
$7.39 of it is chargeable to an increase
in the state and $9.72 to the increase
in his county tax. Mr. Jones will not
blame the new revenue law for the
excessive school levy imposed by the
Many school districts this year made
the mistake of maintaining the HX)3
school levy, not taking into consider
ation the increased valuation. The
district in which Mr. Jones' farm is
located evidently made this mistake.
As a result, the district treasury
will have a surplus next year and the
1903 levy wiU be insignificant. Here
is the whole reconl : 1904, assessed
value of land. $2S42 ; state tax $17.03 ;
county tax. $27; district tax, $48.31;
bond, $3.68; precinct, $11.36; total,
$109.40. 1903. assessed value, $1013;
state tax $9.66; county, $17.28; dis
trict, $6.07; bond, $2.03; precinct,
7.13; total $42.19.
Mr. Jones has broken 80 acres on his
farm since 1903 and added other im
provements. His farm is worth $13,-
000 while in 1903 its assessed valuation
was only $1015 or about one fifteenth
of its market value. Mr. Jones is an
honest man. He therefore does not
object to paying the trifling increase
of seven dollars in his state tax, es
pecially since he knows the land did
not pay its share before.
Why did not Mr. Berge take some
example of city property? Here are
two examples that he shonld have
P. J. Hart, to whom is assessed lots
3 and 4, block 51, Columbus, paid
$47.95 in 1903. In 1904 under the in
famous revenue law, he will pay $34.-
78 on the same lots, a decrease of $13.
Mr. Hart knows that city property has
paid more than its share under the old
law and will hardly vote to restore the
I. Gluck owned a brick building in
Columbus on Eleventh street which
he sold lost year for $4000. His taxes
on this bulding were from $48 fb $120
un to 1903.
Mr. Gulck also owns 8 half secton
of land two and one-half miles from
Platte Center, which is wortn $35 an
acre or $17,600. On this farm he paid
$33 in 1903.
The new revenue law has reduced
the tax on the building in question to
$32.03, and raised the tax on the farm
to $72. The farm is worth foar times
as much as the building. The tax on
it is only twice as much.
Under the old law, although the
farm was four times as valuable as the
building it paid less than half as
A thousand examples like this could
be produced in Columbus to prove the
injustice of the old law which the
democrats will restore if they should
elect Berge and a fusion legislature.
Dishonest fanners will rote for the
restoration of the old law. in order to
shirk their just share of the taxes.
Democratic taxpayers, will yon vote
against the "new law Becsas it has
increased the bvrdem of moneys and
bonds 317 per cent in the state? Will
yon Tote against it becanse it has in
creased the harden of the tax-dodgers
in Platte county 221 per cent? Will
yon rote against it because it has
liffhtened rhn hnrrten of the renter
BU(i the poor man by lowering the tax
Will n vnf-A ntriiinR; it hepjuiRft whiln
raising oa ta patto
county and Nebraska it has also raised
the tax on farms to where justice de
mands? The democrats are pledged
to demolish this law. The republicans
stand ready to amend the defective
features of it. It is not a political
question. It is a matter of plain bus
iness. Voters what will yon do about
Program of the Piatte County
Teachers' Association, to be held Sat
urday October 2'Jth, l'JW, at Monroe,
Nebraska. Session to begin at 1 :30 p.
Reading minutes of previous meeting
Vocal Music, High School Pupils
"A Beginner's Class in Reading and
Numbers," Miss Fannie Weeks
'School and Its' Surroundings"
Miss Winnie Young
F. S. Lecrnn
Music Mandolin Club
"Flag Drill", Intermediate Pupils
"Libraries in the Schools."
Miss Fannie Geer
"Agriculture", O. II. Smith
"Methods and Devices, Gene Loom is
' ' Annonccements' .
All are cordiallv invited to attend
this meeting. The discassion will be
general. Come so as to begin on time.
Respectfully, L. H. Leary,
DON'T EAT TOO FAST!
Don't be in a hurr- take plenty of time to properly chow your food.
A little rest after meals is a good thing nlso. There s only one thing to
he in a hurry about make haste to drop into Dock's to 6ee their new hair
brushes. They have plenty of them now, but first chance is beet yon
Chas. H. Dack Druggist
Mrs. H. A
Hansen returned today
from a trip to Omaha.
Miss Minnie Mayhurgcr of Cconee
is visiting the Huffman family.
J. D. Stires returned today from an
extended visit to eastern cities.
Ben Cowdery and son of Humphrey
were iu town toilay between trains
on their way east.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Jening returned
home today to Osceola after a visit to
the Zinnecker family.
Mr. and Mrs. Lonis Schreiber and
daughter returned home yestenlay
from a trip to St. Louis.
Miss Edith Ianbery of Stromsburg
arrived Saturday xor a weeks' visit
with Mrs. Cora Hedberg.
Mrs. Young of Monroe was in town
between trains today on her return
home from a visit to North liend.
Miss Ella Benda returned home
yesterday from Revenna, Neb., where
she visited Mrs. Theressa Holmes.
Judge Rattennan issued a marriage
license today for Mr. Ed ward Cudbrava
and Miss Lizzie Lightner both of
LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S
clothing cleaned, dyed and repaired by
K. S. Palmer. Over Commercial Nation
al Bank. Ind. Tel. SH. tf
Mrs. H. J. Hall returned today from
a visit to her relatives, the families
of Ed Marmoy and Earl Simmons in
Council BluiTs and Omaha.
Robert Avery who has been em
ployed on the ranch of C. H. Sheldon
moved his family to this city where
he will reside for the winter.
Mrs. Stewart and her danhgter.Mrs.
Hoag of Silver Creek, came in last
evening from Douglas, wnere they
had been two weeks, visiting.
LITERARY DEPARTMENT. The
literary department of the womans
club will meet Saturday aftenoon at
3 o'clock at the home of Mr.. M.
Mrs. W. M. Condon anl Miss Mary
Ottis of Humphrey were in the city
totiay between trains on their way to
Omaha, where Mrs. Condon will at
tend tho alumni gathering of the
Sacred Heart school.
PROHIBITION SPEAKING. -Clarence
F. Swander, prohibition caudi-
dato fcr governor, is announced to
speak in the Co::cregntional church
nest Friday night, October 21. Co
lumbus people should turn out and
give Mr. Swander the same courteous
hearing they have given the other
candidates for governor, who have
Mrs. J. H. Cogin, who has been
visiting her daughter Mrs. Will Craun
north of town, left today for Mexico,
Missouri, where she was called bv
the serious illness of her husband,
who is suffering the effect of a fall
from a train. Mrs. Cogin will be
better remembered here as Mrs. S. A.
SECOND SPRING It is not unusual
for dandelions to bluom the Fecond
time in one year, but when roses
bloom, and bean plants srow their
second crop, we can boast of a wonder
ful climate. Rev. Munro
are among thosu who have been feast
ing for several weeks on string beans.
In the yards of O. Y. Shannon and
Chris From are rose bushes literally
covered with blooming roses and buds,
seemingly as thrifty and large as those
of the June month.
lev. W. S. Hunt.
The Tuesday evening Lincoln Star
devoted one column of space to an
account about Rev. W. S. Hunt form
erly pastor of the Congregational
cnurch in this citr but now of Har
vard, Nebraska. Mr. Hunt was attend
ing tho meetings of the state associa
tions in Lincoln, and the Star reporter
tells a story about him in regard to his
experiences while in Tellurde, Color
ado during the recent strike of the
miners at that place. Mr. Hart
preached the funeral sermon over the
body of the first union man to be kill
ed iu the strike. Guns had been shipp
ed to the miners in boxes labeled
"rubber goeds." In a volley fired
against non-union laborers one union
man suffered death. Mr. Hunt preach
ed his funeral sermon.
In that sermon he reviewed the
strike situation and denounced outlaw
ry of the union men. It created com
motion, but the preacher was not
alarmed. He annonuced that he would
preach the sermons for the dead non
union men if permitted, but the under
takers became frightened at the atti
tude of the nnion, and religious ser
vices were dispensed with. Tho dead
after that were buried in the niuht.
Dr. Hunt tock occasion to speak his
mind freely on the striko situation
wnen in Tollurido. His congregation
consisted of men and women who
were snlTering. tho feeling was intense
and the fight furious. When it was
over he thought that another minister
could resume tho old work in n moro
untroubled frame of mind and better
able to patch up the wounds. Conse
quently he resigned aud returned to
DANCE. The club dance will be
held 'tonight, as had been announced,
in tho Orpheus hall. Prof. Hike's
orchestra will furnish the music
which will be improved by the ad
dition of another drummer, R. G.
Ad mas of Fullerton.
The Shakespeare department of the
womans club met last evening fcr
the Gr'v.1, time this year, at the home
of Mrs. Mary Cramer, and although
the rainy weather prevented many
from attending, there were about
twelve present to begin with the first
lesson. Rev.Halsey is again instructor
for this depatment and has outlined
the work for the year in such a way
that those who will be in this depart
ment can not afford to miss one meet
ing. The daily Journal will publish
in a later issue the outline of study for
tho next meeting, which will occur
on November 21. The department will
study Shakespearian comedy this year,
first taking up "Mid Summer Night
Dream", following this with "The
Merchant of Venice" and "As You
Fitzimmons Habeas Corpus
The hearing on the writ of habeas
corpus on which E. C. Fitzimmons
was released from the custody of W.
A. Bentloy, the Lincoln detective,
yesterday afternoon, will be held be
fore the county court next Saturday
Application for the writ was made
en the ground that Bentley.asa police
officer, cad no authority to arrest
Fitzimmons in Platte county. This
issue will be ilecided next Saturday.
Telephonic communications between
Mayer Bros, of Lincoln, who lost the
snit of clothes aud county attorney
Latham, discloses that the suit was
stolen on September 23, instead of
September 10, as set out in tho war
Fitzimmons when interviewed on
this imestiou says that he was in
Davii City on September 23 and at
the Thurston hotel on September 10.
He says he is prepared to prove his
whereabouts for the last ninety days,
and that he has not been in Lincoln
for five years.
An involuntary petition in bank
ruptcy was filed today with August
Wagner, referee in bakruptcy, against
Fred E. Brown of Albion. The same
is being resisted, the hearing being
in progress as we go to press.
H. C. Vail of Albion is representing
I the bankruptcys, and Chas. Goss of
Omaha the petitioning creditors. H.
L. Mclntyre of Omaha is a witness
for the creditors.
THROUGH TRAIN SERVICE
to California, and Northwest via Union
Pacific. Millions have been spent by
the Union Pacific in the improvement of
its line, and all humane ingenuity has
been adopted to protect its patrons
against accident. The line is renowned
for its fast trains and the general super
ority of its service and equipment. By
far the quickest time to all points east
or west. For full information inquire
of W. H. Benham.
$11.50 To St. Louis and Return.
The Burlington offers the above low
rate for tickets good in coaches and
chair cars (seats free). On sale Tuesdays
and Thursdays during August and Sep
tember. Seo me for full particulars.
L. F. Rectos,
Call at the Journal office and carry
away a $3 wall chart FREE.
COLUMBUS XABKSMAsT ISSUED
Da Bray is Willing to Risk S3 on
the Deft That He Can Beat Game
The Tuefday Lincoln Star contained
" Dan Btnv of Colmnhus is the first
Nebraksa sportfiunu firm tnoouh in
the belief that he is a hotter marks
man than Game Warden Carter to risk
$3 on nis opinion anil issue a challenge
for the Denver Post challenge cup won
by Mr. Carter recently at Broken Bow
and now held by him. The rules gov
erning the challenge for the cup pro
vide that the challenger must remit
a foe of $3 to the bolder of the tro
phy. Mr. Bray ha forwarded his
challenge to the Denver organinztion
and his entranco fee now is on the
way to Lincoln.
A. B. Waddington of Beatrice, mem
ber of the handicap committee of the
state sportsmen's association, also
believes that he can take tho cup away
from the game warden and has signi
fied his intention ol forwarding a
challenge in the near future. A num
ber of other challenges aro expected
and Mr. Carter will announce the
dare of the final shoot oft. which will
oci-nr at the grounds of the Lincoln
Gnn club, in a few dnvs.
Tho Lincoln club is arranging for a
shoot nest Fridav. A 100-binl riftc
match between Ci.pt. Hardy and E.
Williams of Lincoln was to have been
shot off last Friday, hut Mr. Williams
was called out from town and was nn
able to return in time to attend the
shoot. The match will be pulled off
in the afternoon, each man to shoot
at 100 blue rocks at thirty yards, with
a rifle. Captain Hardy, who is an ex
pert with tho rifle and pistol, lately
has taken up shot gnn work and is
developing remarkable proficiency.
His friends, however, assert that the
shot gun work will interfere with his
rifle shooting and are urging him to
Fire at Meridian Hotel.
The fire whistle blew just a little
before noon today, and the Columbus
fire department, always prompt, out
did themselves in getting to the
scene of the fire at the Meridian hotel.
Fire had started iu a large bin of
slack in the furnace room by spon
taneous combustion, and had caught
iu the floor of the hotel.
The fire in the floor was soon ex
tingusihed, but it was too deep-seated
in the forty tons of coal to be easily
reached. All the coal will therefore
bave to be moved.
The coal was known to ba on fire a
few days ago, but Mr Wiscnstiue
thought no harm wonld result and
that it would soon go out.
It was fortunate that the blaze was
subdued, for with the high wind
blowing as it is today, the whole
block would have been swept.
If all the fire departments in the
country were as successful as the Co
lumbus fire department has been for
the last year, the "fire god" would
have to go out of business.
Superintendent Kern and tho high
school teachers expect to leave to
morrow for Lincoln, to attend a meet
ing of teachers and to visit schools.
They will be gone Thursday and Fri
lav and the hiph school will have a
Superintendent Kern has just com
pleted his report to the state superin
tendent. Among other items of in
terest is the fact that more than fifty
per cent of the present grade teachers
have either attended, or are graduates,
of the Cook County Normal, the
Chicago School of Education, or the
Nebraska State Normal, and the pres
ent ninth grade enrolls moro boys than
Bellwooii and Columbus high schools
will play foot ball here Saturday after
noon. Will Contest.
The hearine on the contest of the
wij OI tne j, patrick Ducey of
jLidsav before the count v com t will
be heard this afternoon and tomorrow.
Mrs. Bernard Strottman, a niece of
Patrick Ducey, is asking to have the
will set aside and to have the admin
istration of the estate opened according
to law. Joseph Ducey, the executor,
Tho complaint alleges that the
plaintiff is entitled to one-fifth of the
estate of tho deceased, or $1000, where
as the will gives her only $300. (
A large delegation from Lindsay
will be present at the hearing.as con
siderable interest attends tfe out
come of it.
m r-r .. s. r.'
Tla CiipiBBdiij of Medicines
is done with absolute accuracy in onr
and the quality of all drugs used is of a
very high grade.
The physician's success in the treat
ment of difficult cases is dependent on
the purity and freshness of the drur3.
Have his orders filled here and the result
will be highly satisfactory,
G. H. McClintock.
i MatiirJIears Soa.
(From files of Journal April 5, 1S71.)
Married at the residence of J. W.
Early on the 29th. by N. H. Barton
justice of peace, Lorer.no D. Clark to
Miss Emma J. Sheets, both of this
At the election of school officers for
district 13, held on Monday, 10 mills
on the dollar was lovied for building
school house, 4 mills on tho dollar for
school purposes, and the following
gentlemen selected to take charge of
affairs tho ensuing year: John G;
Compton, moderator; A. J. Stevens,
treasurer; E. J. Baker, director.
The Omaha Repablican advocates
the establishment of an emigrant
home in that city for the accomoda
tion, temporarily, of families seeking
homes in Nebraska.
"C. Eucksrottie" writes from
Clarksville the following to the Platte
Journal: "Allow me to make a few
remarks about Clarksville. The Rail
road company have just had tho town
surveyed off into lots for the benefit
of the public. You can buy them at
from $20 to $130. We also bave as
good farming land surrounding the
town as there is in tho state and a
large portion of it is vacant, only
waiting for preemption and hoino
(From Journal April 12, 1.VT1.)
Oar correspondent at Genoa "Dan"
writes as follows: A terrible storm
raged hero all day yesterday bat was
the most severe about noon and at
night. About ten o'clock a fire broke
out near the Pawnee village and ran
iu a duo north direction, hnt was
checked until after twelvo o'clock
when it started again, destroying every
combustible substanco in its conrse,
ami attacking the dwelling honse
occupied by Mr. Barclay Jones and
myself. In less than twenty minutes
after there was seen in the houses,
they were completely destroyed."
The snow storm of Monday was somo
what unexpected after witnessing the
very fine weather of tho week preced
ing. E. Pierce advertises as follows: In
white goods 1 have plain, checked and
striped Jaconets, French Cambrick,
chocked and striped cambrick, plain,
dotted ond striped Victurin lawn,
striped and figured Pigue. Prints, 7
cents per yard; delaine, 1'. cents;
sheeting, 10 cents; denims, 12'.. cents
jeans, 2d cents crash, 10 cents; ladies
white hoso 10, cents per pair; hats
ami cap3 Tor men. 10 cents to $1.
. We aro informed by Sir. Pernio that
the tiao of immigration is fettling
strongly in Nebraska. Last month the
Union Pacific ronipany sohl I17,fc37
acres of land to ninety one purchas
ers. Yesterday $7,3C0 worth was sold.
The immigrants who are coming to
settle in Nebraska this spring aro of
tho better class, many of them being
from tho states of Ohio, Pennsylvania
and New York. Everything indi
cates that Nebraska will add to her
population this year lrom 3o,000 to
Household good shipped from Cadiz,
Ohio on the 26 J h arrived in Columbus
April 7th. Families coming west need
not fear the delay of thoir i:oolswhen
shipped on the Pan Handle and the
Will B. Dalo is at homo again
looking aar hale and pleasant as in
The wedding of Irve Spoico of Co
lnmbns and Miss Louise Mathews of
Schuyler took place at high noon yes
terday iu the Episcopal church at
Schuyler, as hail been announced in
the Journal. The chnrch had been
decorated beautifully withent flowers
and smilax, tho color scheme being iu
green, reit ami wmre. i noil nuiiiu ui
flowers composed part of the decor
ations. The britle was unattended by brides
maids but was presented to tho groom
by her step-father, Mr. George II.
Thomas. The beautiful ring service
of the Episcopal chnrch was used in
tho ceremony, which was preformed
by her pastor Rev. Mills. The weihl
ing marches were rendered by Mrs.
Lou Bryant, the strains of the Loh
enqrin march greetins tho bridal party
es they upproache4l tho altar, and the
Mendelssohn march being played as
they left the church.
The bride was gowned in a hand
some eown of robin ecsr blue broad
cloth with hat to match, and carried a
shower boquet of swan soma.
There were not many invitations
sent for tho wedding, and only rela
tives and a few particular frientls be
ing invited to the home.
Messrs. Waiter Schroedcr and Gns
Bechei jr. or this city, were the
ushers at the chnrch service.
After the wedding dinner at the
homo of the brides parents the ro'nple
left on an afternoon train for n trip
to St. Louis and other cities, expect
ing to return to commons an 00 at
homo to there friends in this city about
November 1. They will, for the pres
ent make their home with Mr. and
Mrs. Garrett Hnist.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Speice will join in wishing them a
happy and prosperous future.
A Girl for general
house work. Apply to
G. G. Becher.
THE JOURNAL FREE WALL
MAPS WILL NOT LAST LONG
YOU WILL HAVErTO HURRY.
comes to any one without a strug
gleand it's worth struggling for.
The Boy, Girl, Man or Woman wh.
starts to save, must save regularly to
accomplish good results.
Don't let discouragements stop yon.
Keep at it, and you're bonnd to win.
We help you by adding 3 per cent in
terest to your pavings. You'll find it a
big help, too.
Th Old Reliable.
Columbus State Bank.
E Wt own and control 10.000
acres of the choicest land in
E Thomas County Kansas.
5 Here is what we claim for
5 this country: sc N
E It is fine, smooth, well grassed
E prairie land; rich, deep black soil
on clay subsoil; nn inexhaustible
zz supply of pure water, and the
E niost healthful climate in the state.
Good neighbors and good schools.
E The dairy will pay the Thomas
n county farmers $150,000.00 this
season. They raise bumper crops 5
ot all kinds over ,(JUU,UUU bush- 3
E els of wheat this season, many 3
E fields yielding 10 bushels per acre. 5
2j Other crops in proortion. 2
E Thomas is the county of fat 3
E cattle and hogs, fine horst8 and 5
E mules, and the thrifty hen that S
3 never t'ets sick in this country. K
E Price, only 6.00 to $15.00 per s
acre, on terms to suit purchaser.
E Isn't this just what you have been
looking Tor Wo court inveati-
ELLIOTT, SPEICE & CO.,
Columbus, Nebr. S
in Farms I
Parties desiring to sell or ex
change their high-pricetl lands in I
Platto and adjoining counties will
do well to examine onr lands in
Sherman county. We also have
lands in Buffalo, Custer and other
counties in central Nebraska.
Prices $10 per acre for roagh
unimproved land to $30 and $35
for well improved valley lands.
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If a Man is in Love,
THAT'S HIS BUSINESS.
If a Woman is in Love,
THAT'S HER BUSINESS.
Hnt if they intend to get married,
THAT'S MY BUSINESS.
J. M. CURTIS
JUSTICE OF TUE PEACE
Notary I'uiilk; and Typewmtiso
ATTOHlf BT AT LAW.
OiOo. Oli St.. fourth .ioor north of First
G. J. GflRLOW
Colinubu-i State Itinlc
ft. M. POST
Attorney : at : Law
Skorupa & Valasek
DKALEUS IS --
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
We are selling as good
goods as anybody in town.
If you doubt our word, drop
in and be shown.
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