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The meeting of the Platte County
Teachers association Saturday was
well attended, the central room of
the high school building being nearly
tilled. Music waj furnished by child
ren's choruses froai three of the city
schools and a piano solo by Mibs Etta
Miss Alice Hughes -of Platto Center
read a paper on school etiquette, the
main idea being that the teacher
f-honid not forget this very important
phase of the child's training, and
should pmctico example as well ah
ilarnl fcJiooIs was the subject of a
paper by G. M. Grubb who called
attention to the fact that so many of
our reat men have come from the
country echnn!. Mr.Grubu nrged that
more attention t-bould he given to the
rural school and parents who live on
larms ought to be brought to fee that
a regulai attendance is necessary. The
speaker emphasized tne difference
in advantages which exists between
the town and country schools.
An excellent and instruct ivo paper
was presented by Miss Marion Smith
on the subject of Drawing in the
(.trade. In connection with the paper
there was an exhibit of the work done
in tlio Columbus schools. Samples
o: work in drawing, color work, bas
ket weaving, paper cutting, mat
weaving, and pen and ink work were
on exhibition from all the gradeB.
I'rof. Rritoil 'read a paper on The
Kfindiis of Manual Training. The
paper d rait with thn advantages of
such work in the public schools and
was accompanied by samples of pupils'
work, a bench, tools, etc., the ue of
wji ieli Prof. Britcll explained.
I'rof Kern's address was a descrip
tion of what ho saw on his "Trip to
mi Ideal School." The school refer
red to was that of Menominee. Wis..
which Mr. Kern lately visited and in
After a vote or thanks to those who
had taken part in the program, the
teachers adjourned to meet again at
til county institute on Juno V2.
Instructors from without the state
who will be at thn institntu this year
are I'rof. Garrett of Iowa, A. E.
Winship of Boston and Anna Vandor
eook of Council Bluffs.
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The engine attached to the snow
plow was ordered steamed up yester
lav and when it left tho round-house
and backed down to tho deimt to
await further orders, a crowd of cur
ious citizens gathered around the train
i-.rv. :uui an kkkih oi rumos wero
ji i.sed about t hat a blizzard had struck
North Platte and that snow drifted
finm one to twelve feet deep. Some
of tho people believed the story but
later developments proved that the
plow had been ordered to the shops and
that lit) snow Ftorm was not nine more
than an extraordinary display of
K:itor bonnets along the western line.
The Journal for news
The best of everything in the eating
line. Meals at all hours, day or night
Fresh Fish every day during Lent
Kersenbrock & Burke
Henry Ragatz & Co.
'l We carry the largest stock in our line
t in this part of the state. We buy goods in
? quantities and give our customers the bene-
St. We make a specialty of HIGH GRADE
t Goods. Our line of Fancy Graceries, such
? as fine canned fruits and vegetables, canned
t fish and bottled goods was never more com
r plete. Our stock of Fine Coffees and Teas
is unexcelled. In bulk Coffee we handle the
:: "Richelieu" Line, the best bulk roasted coffee
t ever sold in Columbus for the price and
: prices to satisfy all
I 30c, 25c, 20c. 15c per lb.
Fine Coffee in one, two and three
i pound tins we have
v Ragat.' Genuine Java and Mocha, 2-pound tin
White House -1-Ib. tin, 40c, 2-lb. tin
t Richelieu-1-lb. tin, 40c, 2-lb. tin
Lipton's 1-lb. tins, 40c, 2-lb. tins, 75c, 3-lb. tins
You know of Sir Thomas Lipton, the
i largest grower and dealer in fine teas and
coffees in the world. We have been ap-
pointed agents for Lipton's Famous Teas and
Coffees for Columbus.
' Your patronage is appreciated and we
J will always endeavor to please you in qual
? ity, price and service.
Henry Raiatz 4.0a,
Nebraska Pfesai 29. Iidpenitit Pfims 29 aai 229.
The Schuyler high school ball team
played the Columbus high school club
a pretty game of ball on the home
gonnds last Saturday afternoon.
Qcite a sprinkling of fans saw the
game and they got their money's
worth too. For the first four innings
neither side 6aw even a glimpse of
home plate, bat in the fifth Schuyler
broke into the game proper, and to
gether with a few safe hits and a
hunch of errors by Columbus made
six large juicy scores. This lead look
ed lad for the locals but they kept on
playing a. good steady game and when
the end of the ninth had been reached
had the game won by a score of C to7.
Jra Bstterton did some real profes
sional playing for Columbus, while
the Schuyler right heliler was the
star in that team. A return game will
be played at Schuyler May 6th.
About the Rosebud.
iThurnlio'p Dailj i
Ed Early returned Tuesday night
from Herrick, S. D., where he hts
been for threo weeks helping start a
bank. J. K. Russell clFnllei to l owns
the back and has named it the Rose
Mr. Early during his absence has
seen people and had experiences which
will bo of interest to CoIumbu9 people.
Wm. Kearbille, who was at one
time a druggist in this city is going
to start a bank at Burke, a town
twelve miles west of Herrick. He
wnnted Mr. Early to help him open
np, but Mr. Early happens to be
drawn on the federal jury at Omaha
and conld not accept the offer.
Wm. McUormick, who drew homo
stead number 1, on which the town
of Herrick is built has been mado
assistant cashier of theRosebud Bank.
Tho homesteaders are pouring in
by hundreds, says Mr. Earlr, to get
located lieforo May 1, the limit fixed
for tho establishment of residence. In
driving a distance of fifteen miles he
meet 1JG teams.
The country is full of grafters he
6a vs. all claiming to have "inside in
formation" as to where the railroads
will run and they catch many suckers.
Many of the settlers are entering
the country "dead oroko" ho says and
will have to borrow money or get
credit to carry them over the first
year. These people of course will be
the easy proyof the money sharks who
n:o ready to squeeze the life ont of
The town of St. Elmo, which was
stnrted by O. E. Green and other
from Geoua, Mr. Early says, consists
of a solitary town hall, which will
probably bo the extent of that citv's
growth, for the town of Herrick is
only two miles distant.
W. B. Backus is doing big probate
business in Bonesteel, and still enjoys
the reputation of being tho best ball
player in tho country.
Sweat Pads 25cts
Kloveninch all gold, four hook, all
hair Sweat Pads, only 23c at L. W.
and Meat Market
IND. PHONES, 27 and 227
No matter what your requirements are- we have the kind of
corset to suit you. It's surprising how smooth and unruffled you'll
always be when you're inside the corset we carry. It's no more
trouble to get the best corset much easier to pick your kind from
the best. We keep your f Jiendship by selling you only the right
kind so you'd better see how it feels to have utmost satisfaction in
style, fit and wear.
Just received the newest things in Corsets in the W. B. and the
Royal Worcester makes.
Note these Prices:
Saxon Tape Girdles, Price 29c.
Saxon Satin Tape Girdles, in pink, blue and white, usually sold for 75c, at 50c
Saxon Batiste Corsets with Hose Supporters attached, price 50c.
W. B. Erect Form Batiste Girdles, Hose Supporters attached, price $1.00.
W. B. Erect Form Batiste Corset, hose supporters attached, side and front, $1
W. B. NUFORM corset, Hose Supporters attached, newest thing out, $1.50
Royai Worcester Batiste, Princess Hip, with hose supporters, price $1.00
Royal Worcester, High Bust. Princess Hip, made of Batiste, price $1.50
Royal Worcester, DOWAGER, the most comfortable corset made for the stout
ladies, price $2.00
ThmrsOay's Daily Jeraal.
Alvin . Pool, violinist. 'Phone G5.
Ed Hoare was in the city last night.
Dave Newman was in Clarks Tues
day on basinesB.
Miss Gertrude Made of Chicago is
viBiting Mrs. Wm. Lohr.
John Early eame home vesterday to
spend his Easter vacation.
Campbell's Brothers advertising car
was in the city today, billing their
excellent show for May ;.
Mrs. Joseph Mahaffey returned to
day from Fallerton where sho has
vibited her parents for a week.
Attorney Drake of Humphrey and
John O. Regan of Platte Center came
down on the noon train today.
Dr. D. T. Martvn went to St. Ed
ward this morning, from which point
he had to make a drive to a plane
nea'- Newman Grove.
D. A. Willard of Genoa was in the
city between trains today. Ho has
been in Chicago for a week looking
after his real estate interests there.
Just take a look in at Poesch's win
dow and you will see tho finest line
of Easter goods in Columbus. Then
go in and ask the price ana you will
Yoa will have to order your cut
flowers at Snow's tonight if you
want them for Easter. Remember no
other purchasable gift pleases a
woman like flowers.
A very pleasant surprise was sprung
on Mrs. R. O. Boyd and her daughter.
Mrs. Alfred Palme of St. Edward,
yesterday afternoon, by a party of Mrs.
Boyd's neighborhood friends.
Mrs. J. H. Varney of Ansley, Ne
braska who has been here for several
days with her sister Mrs. Waters, re
turned home today. Her mother, Mrs.
Russell whom she came to see is stead
Mrs. Hudson who was taken to the
home of her daughter Mrs. C. E.
Pollock about three weeks ago in fail
ing health, has been growing weaker
from day to day. Today, however,
she seems brighter than she has for
E. D. Fitzpatrick certainly wonld
feel pleased if he knew how many
pebplo each riav inquire so anxiously
about his health. Tho Journal is glad
to be able to report that he is resting
easier today and shows improvement
over his condition yesterday.
Mr. Carnack, assistant manager for
Swift and Company, of St. Joe was in
Columbus the first of the week look
ing over the field here which is in
charge of W. L. Rowley. It has been
whispered that his visit may have
more than ordinary significance to Co
Iambus. Fred Hoare, Platte conuty's enter
prising yoang representative, was in
the city today awl he will return to
night with a license to wed MissAnna
Lamb of Platte Center. The marriage
is set for April 3G. It has been sug
gested that Fred brought John Regan
down with him to brace him up in
case his nerves should fail when he
should faoe Judge Ratterman with
the mosentons request.
Professor Sike disapproves the habit
which that late Uaion Pacific freight
has acquired of letting passengers off
down near the brick yards. It was
raimimg pitchforks hut night the Pro
fessor disembarked some miles the
other side of the brick yards, but he
is a brave man and he did not stand
ami wait for somebody to fetch an
nmbrolla or a cab. 15nf did yon over
hear the Professor swear?
Mrs. Edna Miller of Wenatclieev.
Washington is dead. This sad news
was conveyed in a letter received by
Mrs. R.S. Dickinson yesterday. Mrs.
Miller died last Saturday after an
illness of one week. No further do
tails were given. Mrs. Miller is known
by all Columbus people as Miss Edna
Fobes. She spout all of her life hore
until threo years ago when she went,
with her husband to Fort Collins,
Colorado and from there toWenatnheo,
Friday's Daily Jonrmal.
Dr. Paul, dentiBt.
Fin Howard is home from the Uui.
Prof. Sike, teacher music. liarber bldg.
lohn Summers is down froniAlbion.
Henry Carrie was in Schuyler yeB
torday. Will Hall went to Omaha yestorday
to see Carmen.
J. M. Gondring went to Alma on
business last night.
Dr. L. C. Vofs, Homeopathic physi
cian. ColnmbuB. Neb.
Mr. anil Mrs. J. W. Herrod and son
wero in Omaha yesterday.
FOR SALE : Purebred WnitePekin
drakes. Your choico 7.1 cents each.
lit w S. P. Drinnin.
Mrs. G. B. Speice went to Council
Bluffs today to spend Easter with her
Charlie Hurley of Schuyler is work
ing in the job department of the Tele
gram this week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Critchfield came
down from Fullerton today. They
will go farther east.
A servico was held last night at the
Presbyterian church preparatory to
the Easter Communion service.
Next Monday night 'the Parliament
ary Department of tho Woman's Clnb
will meet at the home of Mrs. R. E.
A. G.Stett'en, successor to G. Laun
er. has moved his familv into the
large residence of Mrs. Weaver, on
North Olive street.
Rev. Joseph Angcll of Monroe uud
El'ier Falbister called on Rev. Halsey
last night on their return from Pres
bytery at Bellevue.
R. W. Hobart went to Kearney this
morning to visit for a few days with
his cousin who lives there. He took
hib little boy with him.
7 Mrs. S. L. Humphrey of Monroe
who has been ill foi about two weeks
at the home of her brother. Dr. C. D.
cvans, is almost well again.
Harry Mansfield of Monroe who has
been visiting in Chicago andWashing
ton and other eastern points for sev"
eral weeks returned home today.
Editor Young of the Genoa Leader
hurried up publication a little this
morning and came down to Colum
bus for a few hours business trip.
Howard Clark went to Fremont to
day to attend the meeting of Group
Three of the State Bankers Associ
ation. A. Anderson will also attend
The election of non-commissioned
officers of Company K, which was to
have been held last night, was post
poned until Mav 4 on account of the
- mmmmmmim-mmm.m m
August Wagner went to Fullerton
this morning to convince the county
supervisors that they should tako steps
to prevent one of his clients forms from
going down tho Loup River.
Don't forgot the Columbus-Schuyler
Pich School ball game tomorrow
afternoon. It promises to bo a corker
nmt judciug from tho numbnr of tick
ets already sold the wholo town will
Carson Goodrich of Cedar Rapids,
II. M. Little and A. J. Langar of
Humphrey wero in tho city a few
minutes today, eurouto to Fremont to
attend tho meeting of the Stato Bank
Chief of Police Thos. Cronland of
Schuyler was in Columbus between
trains today. Did not find out bis
business here and after a few minutes
talk ilecided he was as tight on news
as the rest of the bine coats.
Sister Edwerda of Denver, daughter
cf E. D. Fitzpatrick, was summoned
to LaFayetie, Indiana today by a
telegram of serious import. She will
return in a few days, howevor, to the
bedside of her father who is still very
Dr. P. T. Martyn and his daughter.
Miss Petite left today for a ten days
visit in Chicago. The visit had
been planned two weeks ago but was
postponed 'on account of several ser
ious cases which the doctor could not
Mrs. Redhausen and daughter of
North Platte and Mr. and Mr. Swayer
of Denver are visiting at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Herrod. They
will remain till after Easter. Mrs.
Redhausen is Mrs. Herrod's mother,
and Mrs. Sawyer her sister.
Will Baldridge and wife of Grand
Islandwere in'our city for a fow hours
today. fMr. Baldridge has been in
the bakery business in tho 6Ugar city
tho past year, but has lately disposed
of his interests there and was return
ing io his old home in Fullerton.
Did jou ever see four cheeses that
would make a carload? Four such
cheeses pasted through Columbu yes
terday on a flat car. Tho total weight
of the four hnge hunks was 10,000
pounds. They were billed from Fon
dulac, Wis. and were en heir way
to tho Portland exposition.
Mr. Thomas Otis ox Humphrey came
in at II o'clock today end went, dir
ect to Omaha where ho will enter a
hospital. Ho was accompanied by
his sou Dr. Daniel Otis who will ct
tend his father. Mr. Ottis has been
in failing health for some time and
his last resort was to get away from
business, and rest up.
Editor Gerrard, accompanied by his
wife and baby came down from Lind
say this noon and left at 4 p. m. for
Bellwood where they will visit the
parents of Mrs. Gerrard. Charlie
is one of the five democratic editors
in our connty who enjoy a divy in the
printing hold-up our taxpayers are
compelled to stand, but he is dot
near so much to blame as some of
Theo. Koch, president of the First
National bank of Fullerton was in the
city a few hours today on business.
Mr. Koch has not cnlv got a reputa
tion as a clear minded financier but
also has the credit of being one of a
party who killed the largest bear found
in the wild lands of Wyoming. He
has the animal in a glass apartment
in his bank and no amount of money
could buy him.
Did you ever have a lawn mower with a voice that could be
heard a mile away and which worked so hard that it was like going
into training to run it? Happily, that kind is in the minority. Even
the low priced mowers of today run quite easily and are properly
fitted so that they make only a cheerful click.
We can give you a great deal of value for a small outlay, and if
you have a large lawn we have just the article for you one that
runs o smoothly, easily, and cuts so evenly that it is a positive
pleasure to push it.
Remember also that we carry all the other necessities for the
lawn, such as Hose, Reels, Sprinklers, Rakes, Grass Shears, Hooks,
Etc., which makes the grass grow short.
A Good 14 in Lawn mower, $3.50
Pennsylvania mowers of all sizes the best mower that ever
clicked over a lawn.
JAP-A-LAC Ue Model Finish for
Floors, Woodwork, Metalwork and
Furniture Wears Like Iron.
THE ECONOMY OF JAP-A-LAC Jap-a-lac will transform an
old chair or table into a handsome, stylish piece of furniture at a
cost of about ten cents.
It will put a beautiful, glossy, durable finish on any kind of fur
niture, woodwork, metalwork, floors, oilcloths, picture frames,
enameled bedsteads, etc.
Jap-alac is the original floor finish and high-iqa v o' : :
nish. It comes in twelve colors and clear, lor any r
Oak, Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut, White, Etc.
It is all ready for you to dip the brush in and use and requires
no previous Knowledge
nnisn tnat can oe wasnea witn soap and water.
Price 15c, 25c, 75c, and $1.35 Per Can
Max Elias of the hustling committee
is doing all kuids of work in the in
terest of basn ball. He has firmly
cinched tho gronnds just south from
the U. P. coal chutes and has a work
ing force busy clearing off weeds and
leveling np the diamond. He reports
that the grounds will be ready for
business after the sun goes down to
morrow and that a game will be play
ed the following afternoon between
tho "regulars" and the "Taylor's
Stars." The Stars, if yuu remember,
took a comfortable "fall" out of the
Navy Bean aggregation not long ago,
and it is whispered that Dad Lohr's
bojs will have to "ginger up" if
thoy expect to win.
Saturday's Daily Jearaal.
Did you plant a tree?
Dr. Vallier, Osteopath, Barber block.
Mrs. -T. E. Noble has gono to visit
her son at Aurora.
Miss Vera Beecroft was a Genoa
Mr. and Mrs. Frc-d Hollonbeck aro
inOmaha and will remain overEaster.
Dr. Chas. n. Platz, homeopathic phy
sician and surgeon, postoflice building
Mr. Frank Nieman of David City
spout a few hours in oar citv yoster
day. Superintendent E B. Shoraiau of
(he Schuyler schools is in the city to
day. Fireman Steinburg of the U. P.
will spend Easter with relatives in
Mrs. W. II. King camo up from
Schuyler last night and will remain
Carl Ranchy is making some sub
stantial improvements on his city
residence on Olive street.
Miss Novels, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. -Tas. Nevels, returned today after
a two-weeks visit in Albion and St.
Misses Lida and Mae Clayton came
up from Schuyler this morning and
will spend Easter with their friend
Miss Anna Gass.
John Douglas, day freight agent
hero, was called to Platte Center yes
terday where he relieved tho agont at
that place. lie returned today.
A roueh and taiabln fight between
a i-oudIh or 12 year old s diool girls
at tho toutheast corner of tho city
iark caused some excitement last even
ing at ::;0.
Martin Eoroviak, an old Columbus
boy, and who is now employed in a
large cigar factory in Fremont is vis
iting relatives here. He will return
to his work tomorrow afternoon.
The old plank walk leading south
from the Asche corner is being pulled
up to dav and will be replaced with
cement. Mr. Glur is doing tho work
which is guaranteed for a first class
Five large Baldwin railroad en
gines, new from the shops passed
through Columbus last evening. They
are among the largest made and were
consigned to the Oregon & Navigation
Mias Jennie Gasser, niece of Mrs.
J. L. Sturgeon will graduate next
week from the Chicago Training
School for Home and Foreign Miss
ions. Miss Gasser was a nurse in
Omaha for several years.
EditorGerrard, of Lindsay Post was
in the city a few hours today. He
or experience. Wives a
was returning from Bellwood whoro
be attended the funeral ofEurlCoopor,
a brother-in-law who was burned to
death at that placoThursday morning.
At Fred Schoi.'s saloon yesterday
evening Dick Siefken bowled up be
yond the limit and wanted to clean
out the town. Ho was given lodging
for the night at the city's expense and
this morning was assessed $:: and
costs, amonnting to $D.&
Julius Phillips camo down from
Genoa last evening and is doing tho
fancy mixing behind the bar for Felix
Smagacz who this morning opened cp
the Mike Abts old stand. Tho place
has been remodelled inside and the
new firm is beginning business in a
Now is the tune to be thinking of
New Harness. Wo have the finest line
of our own make ever shown in Co
lumbus. It will pay you to come
twenty-'" ve miles to get a set of our
harness, he prico and quality will
make you. p pay you well.
tf L. W. Weaver.
Announcement has been mado of the
approaching wedding of Miss Dora
Brenning of Leigh to Mr. Fritz In.sel
mann of Creston, which will occur
onMay IS. The invitations are issued
in the German tonguo and of course
were printed at the Journal, tho
Journal being able to handle German
printing as well as English.
Sheriff Carrig has found the horse
stolen near Dancan two weeks ago
and he has a description of the thief
that ought to land him behind tne
bars. Tho fellow is described r.s si::
feet tall, a bald spot on tho top of hip
head and two front teoth out. The
fellow traded the stolen horse for a
cow and sold the cow for $7. ."().
Invitations are out for tho mar
riage of Louis Schonlan of Omaha to
Miss Bessa Cummings of tho same
city, next Wednesday at the home of
tho groom's parents. Mr. Schoulnu
lived iu Columbus for fifteen years,
eight years of whicli ho worked for
F. H. Lamb and Co. He is now on
the road drawing a irooil snlarv. Oni
relativca and inti!,n' frier '
invited to the weddi"
A Daredevil Rule
often onds in sad ar- ulent. To hefti
accidental injuries, uio Bucklwii'.
Arnica Salve. "A d."vp wound in my
foot, from an accident," writes Tlieti
dore Schuele, efColumbns.O., "caused
me great pain. FhyMcians were help
less, but Bucklen's Arnica Salve quick
ly healed it." Soothes and heals
burns like magic, 2. cents Chas. H.
Monday's Daily Journal.
Walt Henry went to Belwood Sat
urday. John Early is homo from the state
University for the Easter vacation.
MisB Maude Parker has resiencd her
position in the schools of Fullerton.
Mies D. Kelso made a trip to Ulys
ses yesterday, returning this evening.
J'he Orpheus Society will give a
private dance in their hall tonight.
Blake Maher and Judge Sullivan
went toSchuyler todav to attend court.
Miss Frances Maynard visited over
Sundav with her parents at Schuyler.
Cashier Long of she First National
bonk of David City is in Columbus
Mies Gertrude 3Iilet is visiting a
few days with her parents at Platte
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NEBRASKA PHONE NO. 27
hard, tough, elastic
County Survoyor Saundur of Hoop
per, Dodgo county, was in tho city
Shoriff Carrig was busy tctlay ship
ping a largo bunch of cattle to his
ranch at Clearwater.
Prof. Siko is arranging for a select
danco to bo given in Orpheus Opera
Houho next Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Shannon and
daughter Helen wont yesterday on a
week's visit to Colorado.
Mrs. W. II. Kiutr was compiled to
drive to Schuyler ths morning on nc
counfc of the delayed trains.
C. C. Goodrich of Cedar Rapids re
turned from Omaha today, calling on
Columbus friends between trains.
Dr. C. E. Leach accompanied by Dr.
A. E. Valiler, spent Sunday in Hum
phrey at thn home of Dr. Leach's
father, R. N. Leach.
Owing to the wreck on the main
lino inWyoming the east bound trains
were belated today Number "two"
that was dne last night did not got in
till noon today.
Mr. and Mrs. H.Gordon Cross of St.
Edward visited friends 'in tho city be
tween trains Saturday. Theywere en
route to North Bend to visit Rev. and
Mrs. E. B. King.
The Easter services at the various
churches yesterday wero all largely
attended. Special programs were tho
order in all the churches, with spec
ial music and flornl decorations.
Mrs. Jacob Schram, accompanied by
her daughter Mrs. Chas. JenB of
I'lxitto Center, spent Sunday in tho
city visiting relatives. Mrp. Jens and
her children returned hom Sunday
Miss Jennie Wiseman went to St.
Edward Friday to assist the family of
Gao. Willard in thoir preparations
to meve to Columbus. Some time
noxfc week Mr. Willard and family
will occupy their residence on Thir
Kast bound train" on the Union Pa-
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iiio-niuj?, crrni)g :ft-,n. rs and mall.
Editor Spred-.T of tho Schuyler
Free Lancii litis btc . i.iquitttjd of tho
charge of criminal libel whicli v:is
brought against hint by Geo. V.
Wertz. His defence was that ho said
it. all right, but it was true and he
could prove it. And ho seems to
have convinced the court.
Th pronosed bowling tournament
which Geonro Hagol has been work
ing up for Columbus has bsen aban
doned. Columbus people subscribed
liberally to the fund for cash prizes,
but not enough ttams wore entered to
justify the expense and it has been
called or. About 2.0 was subscribed.
Mesdames George Scott and C. E.
Raney went to Lincoln this morning.
One of the numerous bunch of prac
tical jokers who lives at tho Clothor
House is authority for the statement
that these ladies were appointed on a
committee to visit the wholesale
houses in Lincoln in search of a skull
cap that would adapt itself to the
various stages of baldness through
which the chairman of the "practical
jokers ' organization has been rapidly
passing. The ladies have been insruct
ed to select something in purple, a
color better suited to royalty than the
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