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VOLUME XXX Yl. NUMBER
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1905.
WHOLE NUMBEK 1,752.
vo- A III. CIILCK1NG PROGRESS
a? loug a- von K'pj vonr inonpy iu
"vonr own hand-an-' ii nor transact
l)ni:iT.-s through tu m-..inm of
The First, National Bank
Financial matter- nrf greatly facili
tate! through on-aid Checks. c"ratrs,
c :ssnd bv tni- hank arc a good as
moaev and afford tl tat"-! ami xuoct
oonvn:nu means cf making paymmts
at ii.-:&ut ponus
"Ae will be pleased to giv fall in
loro.aUua noon? our methods, charge
Fiizsimmorts :u Anotner Scrape
All Elba. tbr correspondent announce.-
to tin St Paul Keimblican
the lollowing ntu.ut Kuwnri l'n
(imaioii'. ( 1 iimlrav fnnit- aaii who
wu.jst one time n Platte oouuti resi
dent "Aioug about April 21. a ft-llow
dropped into town ami ai once got
j'him- trying to bay far cattle Hit
jiame wns Edward Fiizsimmous and
ne Jiuih.i irein Lindsay and other
Itoint.- He came hen- fromLoupi'itv
i- Jinrnpat the Elba hotel ami pro
ewMiJ to act the good lellow. In
lim h" hati a good stand in, er-pecalh
ii The hoozt- nnints. where he spent
iMiiiridprable f hi time Not having
en.mph money :v ln-t him at the swift
paw lie was sonip hr drew a sight for
$ on a KniiEm- commission firm and
g; "nris 'hristofierten to cash it
'1 i!t occurred Monday ol last week.
Oa IVednFFtiftv he had V" S. Knininski
cam a rlo draft on a bourn Omahii
;j-;h Both dmtts were retnrneii
:i n- s. ThnrstiaT evening '"hristoil-iTj-uu
hail a warrant i?sneil niei Fit
iiumons was srrosted and held cnn.
iie:.t day when ShenT Alexander came
nr: took him to St. Paul, where a
rin;ii::it was filod anamst him. No
trial was had that rinv bat the ri?
?iier was releatetl uuner bonds ro ap
pear Tuelav to answer the charce
"of obtaimuc money nudtr lalse pre-xeuse-
YLen the rime set lor the
trial had arnveti, ?Ar. Fir, was absent
witnoat leave. He boschr one car ol
ittle while here which he shipped to
lne Great YVe-tern Commission com
acv ar Sontii Umaha ad stuck them
le! a trite- over Si 15. One hotel
J:ejier i- masrmn:' over his departure
and wonhi like to see him :or a bom
ux tv worth. Several part it- had
narrow escapes irom casiiinj: some of
his tlrafts It ics; b a fact mat we
have a ronple of bu: hearted saloon
keeper? in town, or else they are
on she "casy"' order. If yon want te
itart trotibie nowadays, jns; stuk your
hentr mro either of the saloon:- and
asu tiie propne-ter if he will casn a
draft for you Fitzsimmon.- will loup
1k r&aiambered nere a? the leek lellow
wbu housh? cattle on wind. " '
: nln - l;ii'
I'tiris Grueuther ha.- received some
samples of gold bearing ore from the
Hitter Hoot mine 1:1 which he is m
toreiteii which would indicate that
Chris and his friend.- will take rank as
gold magnates along withKenryCarrig
and his friends as "opjh?r magnate.
Thv samples in question are Irom a
vein that has been struck which bear:
gold worth from .r-4; to 2v a ton
Near the mine containing this rich
vain is anotaer mine of low -ore which
will require the employment of a
eysnido mill to handle it profitablv
Ar a ateetiug of the directors at
I'raiarrt yesterday, nt which Air. Hol
lenback. a mining expert and a broth
er of Judge Uollenbcck. was present,
it was decided to pur m th cyanide
milt Rati ,$20,O0 was voted tor that
imrpose Theie are a number of stock
holders of Bitter Koor m Columbus,
.md they are all having happy dreams
since the Fremont meeting.
Herseubrotk cc Surke- Dissolve-
Mirk Burke iia, retired from the-
firn; of Iversenbiopk & Hnrke and
Hitman Kers"nircck v. ill continue
he "lmsice-s alone. "Sir IJarke will
resume his position
as conductor on
ru.iJ Grand I
t . t- :- I
ji tat in o-.
Pacific between Omaha
!nud We hc;x to learn
' vt-;; .i:.i:sr"' bi-res
t iv it:- mnularilome j
I. g . -in in the same old
rL- sol" management ol
When flii BcGomc Lost.
When all the natural teeth become
lost the deficiency should he supplied
b;. artificial teeth. Nothing that is
worn npon the ierson is of so much
importance as the set of artificial
teeth. They require for successful
.results, artistic and mechanical skill,
patient, labor and experience.
We guariutee yon successful re
sults. Nearly 11 years experiencr in
saccessful practice in Columbus.
Dr. H. E. Namam.
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Columbus Boy at West Point.
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In the society column of last Snn-
day's World Herald, appeared an
item describing the Easter Hop of the
West Point Cadets :u which Will K.
Uensley. .7r. received prominent men-
tion. It was stated that Mr. Hensley
and an Omaha boy were close comes-
rants for first place in the class which
graduate nest June
First or even second rank iu a West
Point class, is an honor that should
inspire pride not only in the heart of
a mother and lather but it is an honor
of which Columbus and Nebraska may
well feel proud.
The ftderal military academv at
tracts to us dcors the cream of our
country's youth both intellectually
and physically. The standard of
schoolarship and the physical require
ments are such many of the boys aro
unatde to etidnte the tet and they
drop out in the first years of the
course It is a mark of honor, there
lore, to graduate lowest in a class
trom West Point
All credit is due every boy who has
thr moral conrace to pursue tc the
end a course in any of onr institu
tions of hipher learning. But espec
ial credit it, due to the boy who is
able to finish with first honors in the
most exacting school in America.
ill Hensley will be home in about
thirty days to visit his parents for a
tew months before entering upon the
ferric" which he owes Uncle Sam lor
the next four years
Leaving Columbus a plain graduate
ol thr Columbus High School. Wil
Urnsl-y will return n trained soldier,
an accomplished horseman, a skilled
mathematician and a ready speaRer
of French and Spanish , equipped in
diort. for th highest and most useful
service as n citizen.
The coaucil lasr nicht transacted
business chiefly of a routine character.
The rpport of the police committee
on the (jnesnon of the removal of the
houses of ill fame which has been
anticipated with considerable interest,
wa not forthcoming.
The ordinance regulating pool halls
passed to another reading and was
Amended changing rhe license from
-?- to ?-' on each pool table This
change wa made on the theory that
u license of would he prohibitory.
The council coudemend some eide
walfts and adjourned.
The Nebraska Agricultural Experi
ment Station has just issued Bulletin
No. . which deals with the control
of apple scab and cedar rust. The
bulk tin tells how the seed diseases oi
the apple work, gives the results of
experiments in spraying to control
them and directions fcr the prepar
ation and use of the necessary spray
ing mixtures The bulletin is 6ent
free to residents of Nebraska upon re
quest addressed to the Agricultural
ExperimentStation. Lincoln. Nebraska.
A .Rainy Picnic
Monday's Daily i
The picnic which the Sophomores
planned for the Seniors at McPher
son's Lake last Saturday got rained
on to an alarming extent. The crowd,
consisting of forty-two yonng people,
loaded on two large hayracks, started
for the ene of their prospective fes
tivities early in the morning. The
Ky was almost clear, consequently
few parasols were in evidence. Before
the nierrv crowd were three miles
from Oojumbus, they were sorry they
had nor consulted the weather man.
The rain fell in torrents and it did
all the things ro the starched gowns
that water can do. In fact the ap
pearance of some of the girls was so
transformed that it appealed to the
artistic taste of Miss Smith, the art
teacher. who made gome sketches from
lilt- that are saicPto be very interest
ing. The ram drove the crowd into the
nearest farm house which happened
ro be on rhe Galley farm whero a new
hous had been bnilr recentlv. For a
rime prorection was songhr under
some sheds, bur the rain continuing,
rhe young folks were invited to the
house, where they remained for about
four hoars. How the forty-two high
school people, added to a family of
ren children weie ablo to occupy
three extra cbairs and eat dinner and
then come home and report it the
grcaresr picnic ever, is more than we
Some of the boys walked home on
the lailroml track and the waco.
with their water soaked brudeua.pull
! ed in about five o'clock.
Principal Brittell, Mrs. Chas. Dack
ard Miss Marion Smith very ably and
acceprably chaperoned the crowd.
Laid Out With an Air Tube
( Monday's Daily i
An air tube used for the purpose of
connecting cars after conrjllnrr has
I been made was the weapon with
I which a fellow train man put another
man out of business this morning jnst
before leaving with their train for the
usual run. Denny Sullivan was the
fellow who wielded the tnbe to such
telling effect and Davis, a fireman re -ceived
the blow over the head and
now he is in bed under the care of a
physician. Snllivan is a brakeman
and went out as usual with his train
to Grand Island. It seems that there
was an old grudge of long standiag
and after a few uncomplimentary re
marks passed between them this
morning the collision occcrcd as above
I . hVn ?,,?? M.
i (rrom the TeUyiym of May
vised and improved )
, Jf v()n want g cttyahem edit)-r
f h Telecram. cl nit - ,
j .- - a 3r l0"
If you want the edit of the Tele-
, cram, walk slowly to the telenhnne
, take oQ- yonr rel twice close
y(jnr eyeg foW Tonr handg and meek
deiiberate tone call for-3-three
: If T0U want the preBident and bnsi-
, nMS of the Telegram, put on
vonr dregfi 8nit order a CR aQd Rn.to
, 'he flair dre6get then with bdv
erect, chin in, little fingers at Seams
of trousers and heels at an angle of
4. degrees, face the telephone and give
one sharp ring for !.
If you want anybody at the Journal
office from the devil np or down, if
you want anything from an up-to-date
job at a fair price to a want ad. that
will cut the mustard quick, rush to the
nearest telephone and call for 123 and
ring the darn handle off the telephone
till you raise somebody.
Old Horace Greely said a good many
things besides "Go west, young man,"
and most of them are good yet. The
following is told by the magazine Suc
cess: An acquaintance once met Horace
Greely one day and said: "Mr. Greely
I've stopped yonr paper. "
' ' Have you V 'said the editor ; ' ' well,
tnat'N too bad. "and he went his way.
The next morningMr. Greely met his
subscriber again and'said, "I thought
you had stopped the Tribune:
"So I did."
' ' Then them must be some mistake. ' '
said Mr. Greely, "for 1 jnst left the
office and the presses were running,
the clerks were as busy as ever, the
compositors were hard at work and
the business was going on the same as
yesterday and the day before."
"Oh!" ejaculated the subscriber,"l
didn't mean that I had stopped the
paper; I stopped only my copy of it,
because I didn't like your editorials."
Z "Pshaw!" retorted Mr. Greely.
"If wasn't worth taking up my
time to tell me such a trifle as that.
Mr dear sir, if you expect to con
trole the utterance of the Tribune by
the purchase of one copy a day, or if
you think to find any newspaper or
magazine worth reading that will
never express convictions at right
angles with yonr own, yon are doomed
Eecord Breaking Storm
i Monday's- D:iil i
The rain which fell Saturday and
part of the night was the heaviest ex
perienced here for years. Washouts
on the railroads are reported from all
sections east and west. On the main
line the through trains have been run
ning any old time, some being as late
as forty hours. WeBt from here almosr
to Grand Island the track in many
places is under water and several
breaks in the grade caused calling in
to service many track men and the
East from here and near Schuyler
the country is a solid sheet of water
and at Fremont the entire low lands
and "a great portion of the city is a
running stream of water.
Trains on the Norfolk and Spalding
branches were tied up from Saturday
evening until a late hour last night.
The Norfolk passenger which was due
out at S o'clock Saturday evening did
not leave the station until late Sun
Over a hundred workmen and train
men were busy all day yesterday and
late into the night repairing tracks
and washouts near Monroe on the Al
bion line and between Humphrey and
Madison on the Norfolk line. They
report the water to be highest since
the building of the branches twenty
At nine o'clock this morning an
other break was rejorted two miles
west ofDnncan and three trains bound
west and two for the east arc side
tracked waiting to cross after nee
cessary repairs can be made.
At Silver Creek and Clarks the citi
zens are compelled to use boats to
get to and from their residen
ces. The Loup is the highest it
has been for fifteen years and Shell
Creek is out of its banks and rushing
over the cultivated lands in many
places two feet deep, and it is said to
be the highest it has been for forty
Editor Pratt fays that Humphrey
and Platte Center are both flooded, the
water being above the floor in many
Columbus has got its share of the
flood and in the north west part of
the city cellars are filled, sidewalks
floated" nway and smaller boatbuild
ings washed from their foundations
The country jnst north of Columbus
is a sea and the fanners find it diffi
cult to do chores and care for stock.
Representative Bender who was in
Fremont at about soon aays that the
whole city i6 flooded and that as his
train left, the tracks on the Elkhorn
road were being washed out.
The B.&M. track near the bridge
south of Columbus was washed out,
delaying this morning's pa monger an
The irrigation ditch north of town
is a roaring river and lands around it
are swept by the flood.
Many places along the Meridian
road has been washed eatirely out and
the water has been pouring into town
from the north to such an extent that
west Columbus is aothiag but a lake.
The stockyards wast of the coal
chute are floatiBg in water and the
U. P. "Y" has two large holes wash
ed from under the nils.
For fresh fish ami oysters go to M.
Extraordinary Special Sale!
Auy and dvcr piece of Hand Tainted
China. Ilozanc Ware and I'ottcr now on
display in my window will i for s-ile at
tjrular retail prices until Fnda. May l'--after
that day a reduction of 1( per cent
every day will iv made as follows.
May 2uth. CO ptr cent of retail price
May 22d. ?o per cent of retail price
May 23d. To er cent of retail price
Mayiith. C) er centof letail pnet-
May 2oth. 50 per cent of rdtail price
.May 26th. 40 ier cent of retoil price
Mai-27th. 3" !er centof retail price
Mav 2:nh. 2l ;er cent of retail price
May.-Sjth. 1ojh.t cent of retail price
Ma Ulsu FKEE First choice of an
not ld on this date to the customer mak-
lnjr the Jarpest purchase durinpr the. sale.
Scconn choice to thi next highest and
on until everv piece i- riven awa SALE
FOIl CASH ONLY. All jn.J.- marked in
Ed L Niewohner
t-z - ' Kramer daughter of Mr and Mrs. Carl
Alfy Hentlf.rent to jail again this j Kramer to Mr. M J. Kelly ef Chicago
morning upol his failure to p'oduce J in addition to the families of Mr. and
10, the amount of the fine taxed , Mrs. Kramer and Mr. and Mrs. Hart,
against him in police court this morn-1 the guests will be- Misses MettaHens
ing for assaulting Panl Boroviak The pVt Ethel Galley ann Lizzie Sheeimn,
assault occurred on Asche's corner at i Mr. and Mrs. V. V. Rathburn. Mr.
midnight last night. Ueintz attempt-i ami Mrs II. A. Clarke and Messrs. T.
ed to whip Boroviak where upon the Friedhof. Ed Fitzpatnrk, .lr.. .7. Q
latter took him down and sat on him Eoy. ahd Mark Rathburn
till an ofifcer arrived and placed him Mr ftml Mrf Fml u Frahui of
in jail. At noon today Sheriff Carrig j Pn?now visite(1 Dr. an(1 Mrs. Will S
transterred the prisoner to the county
jail to stay out his fine
See the llexible curtain lods at Seth
For Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Swine and
all Live Stock. The best and strongest
dip and disentectant known. Ask for
Chas. H. Dack, Druggist.
Two Inches in Two Hears
Flooded Ram Still Falling,
i Saturday's Daily i
The heaviest rainfall of the season
occurred to-day, and the end is not
vet as we go to press. l C.Gray re
norts the rainfall in two hours this
forenoon at more than two inches.and
there has probably been an equal fall
Many cellars in Columbus are full nf
water and the leaky roofs have all been
penetrated by the driving rain.
The brick foundation under the
store house of Fred Asche on th cor
npr of Olive and Eleventh was under-!
mined bv rhe water this morning and
about twenty feet of it caved in.
There will doubless be washouts on
the branches out from Columbus and
other flood casrrophies resulting from
The Columbus market is reported
to day as follows
Eircs, 14: butter, 15 to '20; potatoes,
no marker ; wheat, 7s ; cats, 2 rye,
5."; corn. :. barley, '2o; hoes. 1.7.1 to
4. s.l ; beef steers. 4. si to .1 40 : cows,
:;.73 to 4.CKi.
Our Ronte correspondent htm ail
interesting lot of correspundeuce this
week which in someway was mislaid.
Among the interesting things we
remember that Wm. Howe lost a
cow iu the flood . nearlv everv wo-
man on route 4 had chickens drowned ;
.lohn Dawson sold a valuable team of
mules to Norris Fifieid of Monroe and
Thomas Lynch shipped two cars of
cattle to South Omaha.
At North opera house, Friday Mav
-! the Troubadors. Don't miss this
Absolutely Clean and CANNOT BE
EXPLODED. The only Positively Safe
Gasoline Stove on the Market.
Cloos & Ueliling
Independent 'Phone No. 162.
North Side 13th St. Columbus, Nebr.
Company K" is one of the best
companies in Nebraska and the boys
sra working with a spirit that is des
tined to place them still farther to
ward the front rank.
Adjutant General Culver has urged
the company to devote special atten
tion to target practice and to this
request the boys have been respond -in?
Tomorrow Company "K"will meet
for target practice at one o'clock on
their crounds near Will Ernst's, spec
ially fitted up for this purpose At
this practice will be present .Lieuten
ant Colonel W. K. McLaughlin and
Fred Culver, sou of Aojntant General
Culver, who will inspect the bovs'
1 The public is welcome to these
events and those who have the leisure
should go out and encourage the bojs.
Mr and Mrs. r. J Hart will give
I n dinner tonight at which will be an
, nounced the engacement of Miss Vera
Evans last week.
Tin work of all kinds done on short
notice by the new tinners west of
cold storage. 11th St.
Missouri's new compulsory school
attendance law goes into effect J une
J i;f anij is expocte to increase the av
erage attendance '20 per cent. It pro
vides that every child in the state must
attend regularly some day school not
less than half the time the school is
in session. Children between 14 and
n; must attend school unless regularly
Courts may grant tempor
ary excuses lor certain reasons, dui
parents or guardians who violate the
provisions of the law are subject to
boib fine and imprisonment Any
person in this state who employs a
child between s and 1 J years of age
without securing a certificate from
I nI.nnl nHliAiAr ! lrt nrilii ro c?
u"ul "ii""":- -
! complied with the law. is guilty of a
I misdemeanor and subject to a fine of
50 It is the duty of school boards to
enforce the law. In several states
laws have been passed this year to
guard more fully the rights and inter-
I ests of children. Rhode liiand has a
new law providing that no child un
der 1 1 shall be employed in shop or
factory. A law has just been signed
m Pennsylvania prohibiting the labor
of children under 14 in factories and
no child under 10 must work over
twelve hours a day or sixty hours a
week. Onlv the school superintend
ent or school principals can issue em
ployment certificates to children be
tween 15 and 10. The Pennsylvania
law applies to law wage earning tasks
but domestic labor, farm work and
coal mining. No boy under Hi can
I emer minB ttmI none nnrter 14 can
work on a coal breaKer. xne state
legislatures of UK).! went mto the sub
ject of the education of cnildren and
the regulation of their labor, with
striking positiveness. Globe Demo
crat Iloelle cv Laugeuegger the new tin
ners, west of cold storage. 11th St
a specialty oi Builders'
Baker Post No. i). Grand Army of
the Republic, has issued the follow
ing order of exercises for the obser
vance of Memorial Day, Tueiday,
May ISO. ltKKi :
All comrades of the G. A. R. and
all soldiers, sailors, Sons of Veterans,
Spanish-American war veterans, mem
bers of Company K.Nebraska national
guard, and Confederate soldiers are
invited to join the members of Baker
Post at 1 -MO sharp on Memorial Day.
The firemen and city band will form
on Thirteenth street in front of Fire
men s hall at 1 :30 p. m. and march
west on Thirteenth street to Nebraska
avenue, then south to Twelfth street,
thence cast to Olive, thence south to
Eleventh street to G. A R. hall, where
under command of J. R. Meagher,
marshal of the day, the line of march
will be taken up to North opera
house by way of North and Thir
teenth streets. Exercises will com
mence promptly at '2 p. m.
Call of assembly to order Command
er W. F Dodds.
Music Columbus band.
Salute to the dead Members of the
G. A. R.
Prayer Chaplaiu J. K. Brock.
Reading of general orders Adjutant
E. O. Rector.
Remarks Commander W F. Dodds
Song, "The Flag" Grade Seven, Co
Recitation, "Ode for DecorationDay"
Recitation. "The Unkncwn Rider"
Song, Se'ected N. Rota Baunussen.
Recitation, "Picket Guard" Violet
Address for the fire department.
Music Columbus band.
At the close of the program the
line of march will be taken up to the
city cemetery where the exercises will
be completed according to the Grand
Army ritual, ending with salute to
the dead by the Evans Rifles.
THE SOLDIER DEAD IN COLUM
J B Tschndy
R. B. Mclntvre
J W. Early
J. N. Lawson
P .7. Laurence
E. W. Arnold
I. 7. Slattery
A. J. Whittaker
W. H Thomas
J. V. Stevenson
H. T. Hpoerry
T. W. McKmnie
M. K. Turner
W. M. Schroeder
W. H. Thompson
.7. S. Murdock
I l?-.. I UnKntv
Thos. M. Wilson
R. H. Henry
O. H. Archer
H L. Adams
John L. Sturgeon
H. L. Small
Henry A. Kline
E D. Sheehan E. C. Kavanaugh
Bryan Caffy James Nolan
On Sunday, May 2S, the memorial
sermon will be preached by Rev G.
A.Muuro in theConeregational church
at 11 a m. The Sons of Veterans,
veterans ot the Spanish-American war.
members of national guard and Con
federate soldiers are earnestly invited
to loin the members of the Grand
Army at their hall at ten o'clock
sharp ro march vm them to the
church. Every man who is eligible
should esteem it an honor to be per
mitted to associate himself with the
G. A. R. in this service and should
do his utmost to aid in the commem
oration af the nation's most worthy
The fool newspapers are trying to
make fun of the emancipated female
just because the presiding officer at a
recent convention 6aid,"Thf lady in
the purple plaia is out of order. The
lady in the yellow 6ilk has the floor."
It strikes us that this is a very Eensi
ible and efiertive way to designate
the dear critters. It would hardly do
to refer to "the lady from Philadel
pnia," "the lady from Podnnk,''etc,
because with all the members clamor
iug for the door there might be sev
eral ladies from Philadelphia. Nor
would it be in accord with the spirit
of tht occasion to designate a mem
ber as Mrs. So-and-so. since that very
act would be an unpleasant reminder
of the deposed tyrant, Mr So-and-so,
who is either out on a spree as a cure
for loneliness or at home washing
dishes, as the esse may be. It would
belie the very name of emancipation
to veil the identity of this sovereign
female under tb- name of that com
mon toiler. As well micht the chair
man of u Mag convention address a
' memhr a "the male complement of
Ar.r.ni;..o wit... I'lol.l-inr, ' ... -
thine of the sort. But in the matter
of feminine raiment there would be
no doubles and consequently no am
biguity. Such a method of designa
tion would require nice disci imina
tion on the part of the presiding offi
cer and wonld open up numerous pit
falis into which she might stumble.
Ent we are convinced that it is the
only really satisfactory method.
CARD OF THANKS.
The undersigned withes to express
his thanks to the neighbors and friends
who so kindly gave assistance and
provided substance during the late
sickness of my wife and lose of our
belnvea child. F. D. MeMullen.
The educatioaal interests of Colum
bus are promised an able boost in the
near future. The city couacil last
week approved an estimate of 11300 for
the public library for the coming year
and toaight the board of education will
Uke up the frmmuium proporitoo.
The Doctor Walker Case.
The case of the Stato ncaiust Dr. D
G. Walker of Lindsay for practicing
medicine without a license was heard
in district court Monday atfernoon
and decided iu favor of the defendant.
Judge Reeder instructed the jury to
find that the State Board which" at
tempted to revoke Dr. Walker's licen
se had no authority for 6uch attempt
ed revocation and that since theState
Board lacked that nuthoritv under the
law, Dr. Walker's licensee had never
been revoked The jury was areed
upon in a very few minutes and the
whole case disposed of in about two
hours. The merits of the case which
involve the charge of attempting to
commit criminal abortion, were not
entered upon the whole decision
resting upon the jurisdiction of the
State Board to revotce n license on the
charge in this case. This is a signal
victory for Dr. Walker. Whether the
case will br carried to the higher
courts has not yet been ascertained.
The prominence which has been
given in Platte and adjoining counties
to what has been known as the"Urod-boll-Walker"
fight, warrants a brief
review of the trouble aud litigation
which has been spread out over two
years and which, possibly, is still un
settled. It is not necessat3- to revert at
length to the beginning of the litiga
tion soon after a heated municipal el
ection at Lindsav in which Dr D G.
Walker, though opposed by E. A.
Brodball. was elected to the village
council of which he becnine chairman
It was about this time that Dr.
Munk of Newman Grove called Dr.
Walker in consultation in the case of
Mrs. Dennis Daly, noon whom it was
alleged afterward before the State
Medical Board, that an abortion was
performed by the two doctors.
The doctors, on th other hand,
maintained that the operation was
performed to save tho htt of the wo
man, and with the full consent of the
husband of Mrs. Daly. Several other
similar charges were made to all of
which there was a similar answer
from the doctors. One charge of rape
was also made ncainst Doctors Walker
and Munk, on complaint of E A.
B rod boll. The case was tried at Mad
ison and the court pronounced the
doctors not guilty.
Then the same charge', were filed
with the State Medical lioanl ami
after a hearing, the professional li
censes of both doctors were revoked.
Jndge Post, counsel for the doctors,
filed a petition in error to the district
court of Lancaster county settinc up
that the orders of the State Board
revoking the licenses were void.
The complainants' attorney inndo a
motion to strike ont the petition on
the ground that the findings of the
State Board were not reviewable in
a district court. Thi:- motion was
sustained, leaving the Board's revoca
tion order iu apparent effect
Then the doctors returned home and
upon the advice of Judge Post com in
ued their practice as lefore lr was
this practice that led to the criminal
action brought against Dr Walker
which has just been decided m favor
of the latter Judge Post'c telling
argument in this last case wa- his
calling attention to th fact that the
complaint alleged simply nn"atten:nt"
to commit an abortion, ann that the
StateMedical Board is given authority
by law to act, only in cases where
there is n "completed" abortion al
leged For professional reasons bt
known to himself. Judge Post did nor
argue this point in the district court
of Lancaster county Now mat Dr
Walker stands acquitted, Jndge Post
expresses himself as reasonably certain
that the law of lt0:; creating the Med
ical Board is unconstitutional on sev
eral grounds Ami he believes that
the decision of the district court m
Lancaster county, which hold- that
the legality of tho State Board't, act
ion is not reviewable by the courts,
will be reversed in theSuprenie courts
whPre the case is to be appealed. Now
that Dr Walker ha won hi? cases on
technical grounds, he expresses him
self as determined to have th- charges
tried on their merits and to that end
he will doubtless becin damage pro
ceedings against I. .-. B rod boll and
other complaining witne?es
Dr Munk was simp:v an interestea
witness at Dr. Walkf trial. Had
the case gone against alker he be
lieves that similar action would have
been brought against hi?.
As to the merits of t ither side of
this litigation, the Journal ha? never
taken a position ditor:..Hv We have
Bimply stated the fact- and issues as
they have came from the courts and
Battle with a Torrent
Chris Gruenther :.i . 'XiRriencei
last Saturday nicht un m- drive to
Platte Center that w a:.. lurnish the
bask ground for aDianu ndDirk story.
And according to i!r. (ruenthers
statements, had it ni - '"" for thf
heroic action and pr-t n cf mind of
his driver, Aloert Krt:i. he mi:hr
not have beenhore t- r-err the story.
The trains did not run Saturday
night and Mr. Grnentner taring that
his family might be suffering from
the flood, decided to make the drive
Although it was a nichr drive, Albert
Korth an emplovee of L V Brunken.
volunteered to trv it All went well
until they had crossf. tbe Sbell Creek
bridge and were within three miles of
Platte Center. On entering a small
valley here which 1- drained by c
gulch, they found the valley filled
with water which was runninc several
feet deep over the road. The read ar
this point follows a
raised em bank -
yff s. V- . '..-t, N , - ..i
ot independence and contentment
iu your miud if you have money in
the bank. Especially is this true if
your friends are in a bank conducted
as this bank has been conducted since
its foundation, on sound and con
Safety for your money with good in
terest in what we guarantee. Wo
solicit accounts of individuals or cor
porations aud invite the most search
ing scrutiny of our business methods.
Generous accomodations to patrons.
Columbus State Bank
meut to tho bridge. Mr. Gruenther
knew the country well and directed
the driver so that he wn able to fol
low thu road until thov got to the
bridge where the road takes, a trun to
Suddenly, without a moments warn
ing, the team plunged off the embank
ment into the rushing torrent below
the bridge. It was ar this stage that
Korth got in his work. Mr. Gruenther
says that scarcely before he knew
what had hapened, he saw Korth out
in the water with the hortes. In n
moment the tugs were unhooked, tho
check reins unfastened aud Korth was
guiding thu swimming horses toward
Th buggy plunged over tho em
bankment and rolled over nnl over
till it was tinally caught in a wire
fence at t-oine distancu down stream.
The sight of tho water toward
Platte Center, alarmed Mr. Gruenther
more than ever as to the safety of hi
family and as soon ac Korth had got
iho horses around, decided withKorth
to mount the horses aud swim tho
They swam not only thu-, but sev
eral other gulches before thev reached
Platte Ct-nter, and had experiences
which money would not hire either to
Bring yonr tinware to Roelle &Lnn
genegger and have it repaired. They
make it as good as new for littlo
The County Institute.
The Platto county Teacher's Insti
tute will convene in tho Hish School
Building, Columbus, Nebraska, Juno
1J, 1H0.1 at s:20a. m. and continue in
-esion one week.
A. E.Winship of Boston, Mass. will
be here tho full week. Dr. Wiuscip
is r. member of the Massachusetts
Stato Board of Education; editor of
the' Journal of Education ," author
of several books , has been president
of Now England Editorial Associa
tion; of the Educational Pres.- Associ
ation of America ; of theAmerican In
stitute of Instruction ; and i active
in many public-spirited associations,
clubs and movements.
In securing the services of Dr.
Winship Mr. Leavy is certainly for
tunate C. F. Garret, City Supt. of the Sac
City public school who has done much
institute work m Nebraska and Iowa
will also be here. Sup't. Manvilla
says of him. "One of the very best in
stitute instructors I over knew. Ho
is an iusuiration, and a power. Ho
leaves a strong impression, what ho
teaches i.- carried into the Ecnools and
bears fruit, he is busints.- in fine up-to-date
Miss Anna Vender Cook tvho has
been institute instructor m thir
teen different counties in Nebraska,
in eight of which she ha.- returned
to fill second and third timagements,
will have charge of the primary
All persons who are to teach in -Platte
county the ensuing year aro
expected to be present. With this
excellent corps of instructors, teachers
cannot afford to mrsc tnin institute
under any circumstance-
The reception to teachers and their
invited friends will ! held Monday
evening, June !'.
The examinations will be held in the
High School assemly room June ID,
2u 21, 22.
The averages required will beithe
same as previous year- -' -
L. II LEaV Countv Sun't.
Dr. J. E. Paiii, Dentist.
One of the largest and best
equipped dental offices in
Vitalized Mr for Painless
The kind that is safe nnd never
Come in and have your teeth
examined and get our estimate
on your -work. It will cost you
nothing and we give a useful
souvenir to each caller.
All work guaranteed.
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