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VOLUME XXXVI. NUMBEll li.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. MAY 10, 1905.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,751.
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Miiiiiltu ll.iilj 1
The lit Henry Minstrel show at
the opnni house Saturday night was
a record breaker for attendance.
Standing room was at n premium,
even with a counter attraction lileo
the Campbell Dros. circuw in town at
tht same time
The performance was deserving ol
tho crowd it got. This trouo is an
old tavorito with Columbus people,
ami the way they turned out was an
other proof that this is a good show
town if the shows are known to be
The stars of the performance were
tho interlocutor, Mr. Dickens and the
tramp comedian. Mr. Dickons was
also the host singer of the company,
with a full, rich barytone voice which
is under good control.
Air Jfrnry Jiiimclf is still a cornet
soloist of power and finish, (hough
getting ulong in years. The boys of
the troupe say he is the best nin:i to
work for 111 tho business, one who
con-idois the wolfat-o and contort of
his coinnany before his own interests.
They travel in two iinely equipped
private cars and are a jolly and xocial
bunch. They will be welcomed 1:1
(Jolumhus both on and oil' the stag,: if
thev come hero azaiu.
Tiie last general meeting of the
Woman's club for this season wa
held Saturday afternoon. At one
o'clock a luncheon was served at the
home of Mrs. C. II. Sheldon. After
wards the members went to Mis. Gar
low's home whete a business meeting
Vfs' held and an address delivered by I
Mrs II M. lin-hnell, state president f
Mo-dames II. 1. Coolidgo anil W. N.
Hnh-cr were elected delegates to the
state meeting to be held next fall. At
both Mrs. Sheldon's and Mrs. Gar
lnw's tho decorations were in pink
and creen, the club colors. Carna
tions and green foliage were used. A
musical program was rendered. Mrs.
Hushueil's address dealt with the club
work in the stato and work for libra
ries was dit'cnssed. She returned to
her home in Lincoln today. Mrs. 1L
Reese. Third district vice president,
was expacted to take part in the pro
pram but was enable to attend.
Another program will be given soon
by the musical and art departments
for the benefit of the fountain fund.
All departments are urged to begin
preparations for the opening of next
A Free Por-All.
Anoter scrap is reported just as we
go to press. A man who gives his
name as .Torgensen who lives south of
tho river and makes his bread and but
ter by getting the better end of a
hore trade, came to the citv to got
a lead of snpplhs at Asehe.s' store.
He got the supplies but before he left
he took on another kiml of a load and
went in tho store to tdl Ascho that
he ordered cornmeal and nidn'r get it.
In telling his story he grew ovcited
and struck a largo show cas break
ing the glass into small fragments.
A stranger oil the outside smiled at
tho nreformatice and for smiling. Jor
geuscn start. d to punish him He
landed on the ft ranger and John Tcber
who was standing noir landed on
.Torgensen aul they both fell on the
Eid-j walk. Meanwhile Officers
Schack and Jim Nelson appeared and
escorttd .Torgensen Jo the eitv jail and
led his slab sided old hers? to the
livry .-table for a good fctd ot oats
Wheatose. Vitcs and Shredded Wheat
Biscuits at 10 cents a package at
WIUN & SONS.
When All Bcoome Lost.
When .ill the natural teeth become
lost tho deficiency should lie supplied
by artificial teeth. Nothing that is
vrorn upon the person is of so much
importance as the set or artificial
teeth. They require for successful
results, artistic and tnechanic.il skill,
patient lalior and experience.
Wo guarintec you successful re
sults. Nearly 1 1 years experiencr in
successful practice in Columbus.
Dr. H. E. Nnnm.
A gallon can of good syrup for J0
cents at WKIN &S0NS.
White Candy Dip syrup at 40 cents
a gallon' ar WRIN & SONS.
Mrs. .To" Hay and children are vis
iting tLi week with relatives in
This is tho last week of WKIN&
SONS closing out sale. The store
will cIo?e Saturday. Some excellent
uioney sivina epport unities left.
" Mrs. o. J. Imcfcmasier and two
children left last night for a visit at
their old homo in Creighton. They
ill visit a few days at Norfolk.
Irsenbrook & Burke have broucht
suit in .Tnrico O'Brien's court against
W. II. Cole to collect a $'27 board bill.
A writ cf attachment has been sued
out on certain wages of Cole's alleged
to le in the hands of tho Union Pa
Dr J W. Terrv, the expert opti
cian of Omaha will be at tho Merid
ian Hotel parlors Monday, Tuesday
and Wciluesdar, May 1.1, lfi and 17,
wh.-re he will be uleased to servefrou
and your friends. Consultation and
examination free. w2d 5
J. II. Kersenbrock has recently
brought an action in JusticoO'Brien's
court against John M. Specht a saloon
keeper at Plat to Center. Specnt is
charged with embezzling 10 which
came to his hinds as agent in selling
soixio beer for Mr. Kersenhrock for a
wedding it is a Mate action, J. H.
Keren brock being the complaining
Aitntss. The defendant has been
bound over to the district court in tho
sum of $1(10.
The electric and wind storm in this
vicinity last night did some damage.
It burnt out some telephones in the
city ami at the iarm of W J. New
man, three miles east, tho wind re
solved itself into a small sized tor
nado. Ir picked un Mr. Newman's
chicken bonne and his cow shed and
carried them several hundred feet. It
gave n consideration to the twenty
odd hens that were just about to come
off with their broods, bur scattered
them to the four winds. The track
of the infant tornado was very narrow,
ft passed between the house and the
barn, barely missing the houso and
tearing a few shingles from the barn.
This storm was- similar to the" freak"
lust Wednesday that visited the farm
of Homy Deyke. twelve miles north
of Columbu That storm picked np
a corn crib and carried it about a
quarter of a milo and drove the onds
ol the board roof deep into tho ground.
Oflr-r out-buildings standing near
were untouched Both parties were
insured and Bccher, Hockenborger
and Chambers happened to hold the
policies for both.
" h Schiller memorial program at
the opera houfc last evening was at
tended by a crowd that packed tho
house The program was of unusual
length, lasting from s ::,() until 1 -'o'clock
but tho crowd stayed to see it all and
was interested and appreciative
Short orations on Schllier's life and
work wero delivered by Bev. Non
marker in German and Kov. Munro
in English Recitations of selections
from Schiller's writings were given by
Miss Marcarot Nanmann, Mrs. Carl
Both aud Leopold .taeggi. Vocal solos
were rendered by Miss Clara Segelke,
and txtis Falbaum, and a vocal
trio bv Misses Anna Gass.
Gertiudc Jaeggi and Anna Glur. One
of the most effective musical numbers
was the Chopin funeral mach played
by Mrs. Necmarkcr aud Mrs. Jaeggi
at the piano, Miss Pohl violin and
Prof Poole 'cello. A funeral march
by Beethoven was also beautifully
played by a piano quartette consist
ing of Mcsdamos Nenmarker and
Jaeggi, Dr Tiesing and Bev. Nen
marker Tho three numbers given by tho
united chorus wero exceedingly well
done end drew generous expressions
ot anpreciition from the audience.
The chorus was trained and directed
by Dr Tiesing and Bev. Neu marker
and the performance reflects great
credit on tho musical good taste and
thorough method of these gentlemen.
A picked orchestra furnished excellent
music during intermissions and sup
ported the chorus in the last number.
A duet for violin aud llute.with piano
accompaniment, was plaved in pleas
ing manner by Miss Louisa Marty and
Mr Schostr.g N
The dramatic side of tho entertain
ment wa the presentation in full cos
tume ..f thro-1 m nes from Schiller's
dramis, oik from Die Baneber, one
fn.5::i WillenteinsI igr an I 0:19 fro.u
Wilhelm Tel! 'I he last mentioned
was th. mO"t elubor.i'e and was pre
seated by tho Gruelli society.
The entire entertainment was in
overy way creditable aud fully deser
ved the largo and appreciative atten
dance which ir received. The Ger
mans of Columbus in paying honor
to the memory . of a cosmopolitan
genius also did honor to their own
artistic and musical sense.
The W. II. M society of tho Meth
odist church will hold a food sale of
bread, ides, cakes and doughnuts,
Saturdav afternoon at Bagatz' store.
A Creeping Death.
Blood poison creeps np towards the
heart causing death" J. E. Sterns,
Belle Plaice. Minn., writes that a
friend dreadfully injured Mis hand
which swelled up like blood poison
ing. Bucklin's Arnca Salve drew out
the poison, healed the wound and
saved his life. Best in the world for
buns and seres. 25 cents at Chas.
Dack's drug storo.
Fred Meedel died Thursday night at
ten o'oolck, at his home fourteen
miles southwest of Oolnmbns, from
cancer of the stomach. He was one
of the pioneers of this commun
ity, having lived here for nearly forty
Mr. Meedel was lorn in Ottendorf,
Germany, December 15, 1S54. Com
ing to America in January, 180(1, he
came direct to Nebraska and lived
heie continuously up to the time of
his death. On March 15, 1877. he was
married to Louisa Plagemann. His
wifo and four children are living. Of
the children, Mrs. Louise Rohmaier
lives in Silver Grcve, KanFas, and
Maty, Fred and Ed live here. One
son died June 2Cth of last year at the
age of fifteen.
Mr. Meedel's illness was of over a
year's standing. He was brought
to Columbus nine weeks ago for an
ojieration, and obtained some relief,
but was never able to leave his bed
The funeral service will be conduct
ed by Rev. Miessler at 1 :'M p. m.
Friday, at the home. Interment
will 1m in the Gruentli cemetery.
Cyclone in Boone Connty.
Albion. Nebraska. May 4th, HK)5.
(Special) Boone county was visited
last evening about 4 o'clock with a
small tornado. A cloud came up from
tho southwest which looked somewhat
threatening but little attention was
given to it as the day had not been
exceptionally warm and no one seem
ed to think of the possibility of a
storm of that nature. But it came
suddenly and lasted a moment. Dam
age is reported from Cedar Rapids,
a little town southwest of here and a
few out-buildings were destroyed in
the neighboring country. The most
damage that was done in Albion was
the large plate glass front of Becker
Company's store. The awning was
broken and blew against the window
breaking them in. About 1250.00 is
estimated as the loss in this case. This
vicinity has not been visited by a
storm of this nature in years past and
when the dust and clouds caused tho
sun to disappear many were frighten
ed as the condition of the elements
were a great deal less destructive than
they appeared to be.
The special train carrying represent
atives of the leading Chicago Jobbing
houses stopped twenty minutes in Co
lumbus this afternoon. They were met
by W. A. McAllister, president of
the Columbus Commercial Club, A.
Anderson and other prominent busi
ness men and given a "harry up"
view of the best business poiut on tto
Union Pacific between Omaha and
The party is composed of tho follow
ing: John H. Hardin of F. H. Hardy
&Oo. : John G. Miller of John G.
Miller & Co. ; Emes MacVeagh of
Franklin MacVeagh & Co.; Frank
Hibbard of Hibbard. Spencer, Bartlett
Co. ; W. F. Hvpes of Marshall Field
& Co. ; J. E. Defebaugh of the Amer
ican Lumberman; Ferdinaud 1.
Armbruster of Burley & Tvrrell ; E.
U.Kimbark of Paper Mills Co. ; Fred
erick Bode of Gage Bros. Co. ; W. D.
Haynio of Illinois Steel Co.
The musical recital at the Congre
gational church hist night by Miss
Ethel Galley's pupils was a success
from every standpoint. Tho church
was comfortably filled with an au
dience of music lovers that inspired
tho best efforts of the performers.
The program was skilfully varied to
prevont monotony. And the selections
were assigned to conform to the in
dividual tastes and proficicnev of tha
This careful arrangement combined
with most thorough training makes
it very difficult to point out individ
ual excellence?. And this is the high
est compliment we are able to pay to
the mushcal and teaching ability of
Miss Galley. The art of getting the
best out of each individual pupil is
the mark of the perfect instructor.
And the work ot Miss Galley's pupils
last night is certainly a high compli
ment to her ability along this line.
Every particiiont in the program is
worthy of special mention. We there
fore withold special mention of three
or fonr who showed especial talent.
We have listened to many pupils'
recital at musical conservatories that
would not rank in tho fame c'a:s
v-.ith the tecitul last night.
Review of the weather in Western
Platte connty for April 11)05.
Mean tern of the month
Mean tern of do month last year
Highest tern on Sth
Lowest do on the 15th
High winds 3 days
Prevailing winds nw to ae
Rain or snow fell during portions of
Inches of rain or melted snow 4. 3D in
Do of same month last year 1.7S
Inches of snow 5-"
Do of same month last year 0.50
Frost and slight ice throughout month,
ground frozen on 16th
Parhelia on 7tb, Lunar CornaonSth
Distant lightning in the se on 37th
in the evening.
50 lb sack Red Seal Fioar $1.40.
50 lb sack Jewel Fkmr f 1.30
WRIN & SONS. 11th St
Our store is full
of suggestions f o r
presents A watch
would be a suitable
present and last a
lifetime and be a
constant joy. The
prices vary from $1
Alfy Heintz in Jail.
Alfy Heintz appeared in police
conrt today and wns fined f 10.45 in
cluding costB. for stirring np a ruction
Saturday in the yaloon of Skorupa
Valasek. A customer bad ordered a
glass of beer at tho bar and when the
bartender set it out young HeinU beat
the other man to it and drank the
boor. He and Frank Valasek. one of
the proprietors of tho saloon, then
had a mix-up. with the result that
Heintz. landed in the lap of justice.
He did not pay the fino that was
assessed against him and was sent to
jail to board it out.
For Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Swine and
all Live Stock. The best and strongest
dip and disenf ectant known. Ask for
Chas. H. Dack, Druggist.
New Hotel Opens Saturday.
Tho Hotel Merz will bo opened to
tho pnblic nextSatnrday night. David
Thomas who bought the old Grand
Pacific hotel a few months ago lias
made that building over until it is
practically a now and modern building
with plumbing, electric lights and
steam heat. The tablo of Mr. and
Mrs. Mo T7. lecame popular onEIeventh
street where thev provod their ability
to got up a meal to suit a hnnery
man. In their new quarters they will
bo still better situated to please the
public. Fcr a long timo tho hotel
room in Columbus has been ihdequato
to meet the demand. The Hotel Merz
therefore fills a real need.
The rates of tho new hotel will be
$1.00 a day and there is overy reason
to belie vo that it will be one of tho
best dollarjioases in Nebraska.
i Friday Daily )
The board of education elected
teachers last night. All the present
force wero re-elected with the excep
tion of three who did not apply. These
were A. G. McCoy, scionco teacher
in the high school, who has secured
n better position elsewhere ; Miss Lida
Turner, who withdraws in order to
complete her course in the state nor
mal at Pern: and Jesse Betterton,
who will enter a mining and metal
Tho teachers olected arc as follows :
Superintendent, W. M. Kern.
Principal, I. H. Britell.
Superintendent of drawing, Mariou
Census taker, John Schuiocker
First ward Clara Jacobson
Second ward Alico Luth
The Season Is Here
It will pay you to see our line and figure
with us before you buy.
North Side 13th St.
Wife Sues Mother.
Judge Reeder presided over the
trial of a case yesterday at the court
house in which thj widow of Charlie
Hoffman who was several years ago
a brakeman on the Columbus-Albion
branch and known by a good many of
the present residents of this city.
Charlie Hoffman's mother furnished
him money to bny a home nearGenoa.
He made a lew payments on the horn
but left the greater part of it for his
mother to jay. After living in the
house for several yeais, he deeded it
to his mother. A little while after
Charlio dieJ very mysteriously while
divorce proceedings were pending
ngainst him. Abcut two years ago
Mrs. Lucy Hoffman, Charlie's widow
began a snit against Charlie's mother
who lives at Albion to have the deed
, set aside, and the property which has
become more valuable restored to her.
Fred Hoffman of Albion, a brother ot
Charlie's and John Davis of Genoa
who sold the property to Charlie wero
tho principal witnesses yesterday.
JudgoR eedei has taken the case nnder
SPECIALS AT 4 CENTS.
1 box of Pearlino .04
1 box of Gold Dust 04
1 bar Cudoma Soap . .04
I bar Lava soap 04
I bar wool soap 04
1 bar Grandpa's Wonder soap. . .04
1 can lye 04
I box soap 04
1 sack salt C4
WRIN & SOSS.
WANTED -A good girl for general
houso work. Small family. Write or
Third ward Sarah A. Briudley
High School Building Elizabeth
West End school Ida Thompson
GRADES III and IV
First ward Miss2Luers
Second ward Helen Jerome
Third ward Vaacant
First ward Laura Darrow
Third ward Luella Mason
First ward Anna Cogil
High School Bldg-Emilv Sogelko
High School Bldg Nellie Lvnch
Second ward Nina Bonam
Princiiial I. H. Britell
Language Ada V. Graham
Manual Training Vacant.
Ju his report Superintendent Kern
recommended that the salary of the
high school principal be increased
from $750 to fS 10 per year. The board
has not yet taken any action on tho
matter, but it is undestoud that a ma
jority of them aro in favor of such
THE LAST WEEK.
of our closing out sale in fast near
ing an end. Our store closes Saturday
May 13 after which we will movo our
stock. You can still secure bonie very
ilesirnblo bargains. We quote a few
Any Patent Hour per sack $1.-15
Potatoes per bushel .15
Bock salt per 100 1 os .50
WRIN & SONS.
Dr. L. C. Voee, Homeopathic physi
cian. Columbus. Neb.
It is wonderful how much plowing
hap been done in the last two weeks
for corn. There has been no nlanting
done yet, but soon many will be busy
with the planter. Cattle have been
on blue grass pasture since the first
week in April. Winter wheat shows
a rank growth, bnt rome field seem
to be too thick. There is a good
stand of spring fmall grain and tbe
plant has a vigorous and healthy ap
pearance. There will be few if any
peaches this year.
Apples have received no injury yet,
wild plum9 are in full bloom and
there will be some fruit at least.
The farmers seem to be determined to
raise such a crop of corn this year as
they never raised before. So may it
The tail wooden-tower windmill
that stood south of the houso on Fred
Stenger's home farm, three miles
northeast of the city, blew down but
Wednesday during tbe breeze from the
Tbe Platto river is unusually
bighfor this time of year. Lost. Creek
is also swollen from tbe recent heavy
Tho Misses Maggie and Mamie
Sheedy got a new incubator March
1st and their place is now swarming
with little puff . balls, real Plymouth
The workmen employed on Geo.
Lusche's new house have had pretty
rough weather to contend with for
two weeks, bnt uow have it enclosed
and are happy.
The school board met at the school
house Friday evening. There is one
more month of school, with about two
weeks lost time to bo made up, with
Sam Rector pointing tbe birch.
Let's see. We expect to hear of Co
lumbus having a Fourth of July this
year. Are we right?
J. H. Drinnin started for Holt
county Monday morning. Mr. Drinnin
is having some 11,500 worth of im
provements on his farm near Atkin
son. Found a horse blanket but Sunday
near city. Owner can have same by
paying for this notice and proving
Lonis Schroeder filed a complaint
against August Wagner today charg
ing assault The trouble occurred in
Mr. Wagner's office. It is reported
that Schroeder went into the office an
demanded that Wagner retract some
thing he had said. During the course
of the argument Mr. Schroeder was
bit on the head with a chair. The
case was brought before Justice
O'Brien and continued until May 20.
Yesterday afternoon Wra. Kuntzel
man telephoned to the sheriff's office
that a hired man working on his farm
had attempted a criminal assault on
his five-year-old daughter. Deputy
Laohnit went out through the rain
and placed the man under arrest. He
was brought to tho county jail and
kept over night. This morning Mr.
Kuntzelman had changed his mind
and declined to file a complaint, say
ing that he had not sufficient evidence.
Ho did not even know whether any
assault had been committed cr at
tempted. The man was accordingly
released and left the city.
NEW YORK WANTS FARMERS
State Agricultural Department Will
Endeavor to Attract Immigrants.
Albany. X". Y.. May 10. With the
view cf attracting to this state desir
able immigrant farmers and farm la
borers, the fetato department of agri
culture is preparing to collect and dis
seminate itdcrmation of tho farm and
dairy advantages whih New York
state offer.-). One of the several baud
leaps with which the farmers of this
stato have to contend is tho scarcity
of farm laborers.
For many years the state agricul
tural department has observed that
foreign larm hands and small farmers
seldom settle in the cast, but travel
straight through to the west. In the
past years the groat indiicen nt there
was given for homesteads, but now
that such lands are almost entirely
settled an effort will be made to bring
these desirable immigrants to New
Iowa Club Women Meet.
Waterloo. la.. May 10. The sixth
biennial convention of tbe Iowa Fed
eration cf Women's Clubs opened
here with about -lOO delegates In at
tendance. Many noted club women of
Iowa and neighboring states have
places on the program, including Mrs.
Sarah Piatt Decker of Denver. Con
gressman Lacey of the Sixth district
will make an address on "Foresting"
on Friday .-.It -moon and Judge G. W.
nurnli.ii.i a ii.j.-,n, la., will speak on
the -j m on lie Court" this evening.
Officers will be elected Friday and the
session will close Saturday.
Reid the Guest of Honor.
New York, May 10. Wbitelaw Reid
was the guest of honor at a dinner
given at the Lotus club by his co-directors
of the Associated Press In
commemoration of his appe'atment as
ambassador to the court of St. James.
A number of speeches were made fe
licitating Mr. Reid on bis appointment
and expressing the compliment to the
newspaper profession which It car
ries. Increases Height by Machine.
Annapolis, Md., May 10 Luther
W'elch, a candidate for the naval
academy from Kansas City and not
yet sixteen years old, arrived here.
When he received his appointment
early in the winter he was two inches
under size, but has managed to stretch
himself to the required height through
the use of a specially devised machine.
He brought the apparatus with him
for fear he might settle down again
SETTLEi) AT LAST.
City Printing" Ghost is laid - Other ,
(Saturday s Daily)
The Argus is made tho official paper
of the city of Columbus at i'J per cent
of the legal rate, tho lowest bm sub
mitted. It was given to tho Argus oy
the votes of Conncilnien Gallev.Gray.
and Clark and Mayor Dickinson.
Councilmen Greisen, Dietrich and
Zinnecker voted against.
The Telegram is given tho oty job
printing at $27 for tho year. This was
the lowest bid submitted and the en
tire council voted the contract to tho
The Journal gets what tho little
boy shot at. Its only consolation is
the fact that in its bids it endeavored
to keep prices bomewhero near a living
figure although without much prelim
inary preachment to that effect.
With a full council present, tho
clerk opened and read the bids fur
the legal printing for tho coming year.
The Journals bid was 50 per cent of
the legal rate for publication in tho
Weekly Journal or 10 per cent for
publication in both Daily andWeekly.
The Argus bid 31) por cont. ThoTele
gram's envelope wns opened last. It
was couched iu those well known
phrases of gentlo courtesy and lowly
meekness, simple, chaste aud elegant.
and was to the effect that tho -telegram
would be pleased and grateful
if the honorable mayor and still moro
honorable council could see their wax
clear to appoint tho Telegram as tho
official city paper, to do printimr for
the city. For this service the Tele
gram asked no compensation, but
would be pleased to receive any small
sum or sums of money that tjie coun
cil in its wisdom might bestow. If
the council thonirht tho worn should
be done for nothing tho Tcleirram
was willing to do it for nothing ; if
the council thought it was worth
about a quarter tn Telegram would
be pleased to receive the quarter, with
two per cent off for cash ; in fact tho
Telegram was willing to take any
thing on earth, either money or chat
tels, in any amount whatsoever, but
it did want to be the ollicial paper.
The Telegram in its communication
made no reference to tho inviolability
of the legal rate It did not recom
mend that the city officials should be
paid their salaries on tho samo basis
as it proposed to do iho printing.
With these few remarks tho Telegram
would close, and begged to remain
most obediently and most respectfully,
Mr. Gallev moved that tho Argus
bid be accepted and Mr. Clark second
ed. Mr. Greisen moved as a substi
tute that tbe constructive bid of the
Telegram be accented, tho rate to be
fixed by tbe council at :w por cent of
the legal rate, just one jn;r ceut lower
than the bid of the Argus. 1 'of ore.
the vote was taken both Mr. Gray and
Mr. Galley called attention to the
very patent fact that this would be
allowing one bidder to make his bid
alter the bids of tbo other competitors
had been opened and read. Air. Clark
expressed himself at tome length, ray
ing that if the Telegram had submit
ted in good faith a bid or : per cent
without waiting to seo whnt tho other
papers bid he would be glad to vote
for it. As it was, ho considered it his
duty to vote against it. Gray, Galley
and the mayor also voted no, while
Greisen, Dietricbs nnd Ziniiecker vot
ed aye. The bid of the Argus was
then accepted by the same vote.
While all hands recogni.cd that the
Telegram's movo was a very foxy
scheme and worthy of its fow author.
it was considered to be a trifle be
neath the plane on which a reputable
business concern or a public official
Before the final action was taken,
Councilman Dietricbs mado tho old
familiar motion that the Telegram be
made the official paper at 50 per cent.
This brought up a discussion as to the
comparative circulation of the Tele
gram and the Argus, which was not
decided. The motion of Mr. Dietrich--was
voted down by the same vote of
four to three.
Proceeding to the job printing bids,
the Journal bid aggregated i 20, the
ArgUB tJS.50 and the Telegram 27.
Mr. Galley, republican, moved that
the contract be given to the Telegram
as tbe lowest bidder Mr. Gray, re
publican, seconded the motion.and for
tbe first time the council voted unan
imously on a printing proposition.
Other business transacted was tho
approving of various bonds ot city
employees aud the tlirce bank.- of tho
city which are dt-ignated as city de
positories. Several petitions for tho location of
electric lights were leferred to com
mittee. The proposition of George Randall
for sprinkling the -fleets was accept
ed. Judge Reeder, r presenting tho city
library board, appeared before the
council to request as liberal appropri
ation for the library as possible. He
called attention to the fact that tbe
statute allows a levy of two mills,
which would amount to -?1200 a year.
and urged that they be given that
amount for the coming year The
library is badly in nped of new books
and repairs for old ones and there is
no money available. Jndge Reeder
spoke convincingly of the educational
and moral vslne of a public library
and gave eome llgnrcs showing the
great amount of u.-e that the public
made of our library. During tho past
year more than 10,000 loans of books
have been made. Prof- Britell also
snoke of the library's needs and its
J Tglue, endorsing what Judge Rwder
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Difference in the years to come wheth
er you spend as you go, or savo as you
go. There's hardly a person in this
community that would not lay by some
thing for a "amy day" if determined to
to so. The difference between the
millionaire and the pauper i often
tracable to the manner of handling their
Learn to save, then be wise and place
your savings in our bank. We pay 'Iper
cent interest on nil sums, largo or small.
Safety and expansion for your earnings.
Lot us talk the matter over with you.
Columbus State Bank
had said and appealing for a liberal
appropriation. The council will act
on the matter when tho appropriation
ordinanco is prepared.
An ordinanco was introduced nnd
read for the first timo, regulating
pool aud billiard halls and fixing a
ycarlv licene of 5.00 for each table.
Some rigid restrictions on tho con
duct of such balls arc contained in the
President Goes Through.
Tho presidential train went through
Columbus at 7:15 yesterday evenicg,
without stopping. About a hundred
people who had assembled at the II. P.
dopot got a look at President Roose
velt standing on the rear platform of
his private car and waving his hand
kerchief iu tbo vigorous and exuber
ant maimer which is so familiar and
peculiar tohim.Tho train made no stop
after leaving Grand Island, except at
Schuvler to take coal and water.
Mayor Dickinson sent a telegram to
tho president at Grand Island, extend
ing tho compliments of tho city of
Columbus aud asking him to stop
here for a few minutes. Tho follow
ing reply was roceived at :.''! p. m.
'Grand Inland, Nebr , May !.
Hon. R. S. Dickinson, Mayor.
The President thanks you for your
telegram ami regrets it is not- foasih'o
to make a stop at ( 'olumbus.
Win. Loeb. jr., Sec'y."
Tho train consisted of a baggago car,
a diuiug car aud tho private car of
tho president It was preceded bv a
idiot train carrying railroad officials.
The idiot ran about five minutes ahead
of the presidential special. Tho en-.
gineer who'had in hishand tho life of
the greatest matt iu the world, whilo
on Union Paciliu territory, was a
former ( 'olumbus man, John Glenn.
Many years ago Mr. Glenn worked m
the freiirhr. house here, and later be
coming an engineer was on one of tho
branch runs ont of Columbus lie is a
biother-in-law of P. J. McCaffrey.
The engine was one of the new main
lino monsters and was decorated with
tlags and bunting.
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Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Stocks and Mrs.
G. O. Barnes of Genoa wero in Co
lumbus yesterday on thei: return from
I. o.s Angeles where they have been
nuarlv a year. Mr. Stocks is presi
dent of tho Genoa National Bank and
Mrs. Barnes is owner of large land
interests in Nance county. Mr. Stocks
has large business interests aud many
warm friends that tie hint to Ne
braska bat his hoilth is such that
his doctors tell him he cannot live
here. Ho says that his return at this
time is for the purpose of cleaning
up his business so that ho may go
hack to Lcs Angeles to make his per
Mr. Stocks talks most entertaining
ly of the people and conditions in
California. He spoke of seeing Dr.
Gecr and may other people from this
part of Nebraska.
The building going on in Los Ange
les to ac -ommodate rapidly increasing
immigration, he says is nothing less
Mr. Stocks is a courteous and aff
able gentleman ami a business man
possessing these qualities that will
make his departure a real loss to
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