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VOLUMK XXXVI. NUMBER 25.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1905.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,770.
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OUK HANK IS CON
SERVATIVE Wi' treat patrons courteously hut
ad vis. them to take no risks.
In banking with us you get the
benefit of wi.-e council. It may save
you iV.iin disaster.
The First National Bank
Gun was Loaded.
Miss Minnie lohr residing in north
part of Columbus received a shock Tues
day caused by the explosion of rifle,
which the young lady will remember for
eonid time. In attempting to extract a
cartridge from the rifle the rap explod
ed and for u while it was thought the
eirl wan Imdly wounded but the bullet
lodged in the gnu barrel and the victim
escaped with hut .slight powder burns
on the face.
A mo.it horrible tragedy was enacted
last Monday alternoon in Oolfax county,
twenty inileH north-enst of Columbus. A
man by the name of Hoval crushed bis
wife's .skull to a jelly with a hammer
and then handed himself.
A Columbus physician who was called
ayti that the back of the woman's skull
wan pounded in bo that the brain was
oozing out when he arrived. She is still
alive and her mind is clear although
bhe cannot see.
Hoval and his wife are said to have
ouarrellnd a trreat deal, and she applied
for divorce several times but always
withdrew her petition before the time of
race Badlv Burned.
Jiolrl McCaH, the fifteen year old
sou or Mr. and Mrs. It. P. MeCall of St.
Edward had his face and right arm bad
ly burned and his right eye nearly burn
ed out as the result of an explosion of a
can of mi-powder last Monday.
Itobert and a younger brother were
load mj. some shells and a can half full
of powder was on the table before them
and the younger Ixty was playing with
some matches In striking one of
Uiem a piece fiew off and dropiied in the
powder can and a terrilic explosion fol
lowed. I loth boys were badly burned
about the face but the injury to llobert
was the worse and he was brought at
once to St. Mary's hospital, with the
hope of savins: hi" ye. The force of the
explosion broke three window lights and
split the table.
The mother anil an older brother of
the injured Imv accompanied him to the
hospital, his head and face being tight
ly wrapped with bandages to keep out
Captain GraT.fi foot ball artists have
been eating nails and growing long
hair and doing varioas other stoats
common to foot ball players. There
are about twenty good men out this
year trying for the team which makes
a poo 1 bunch to pick from. The prac
tice has been snappy from the start
each one trying to win a place on the
team. The line-np cannot be given
for same time vet as there are so
many trying that it is hard to decide
who is be6t for each place. Prof.
Elliot Graves the, manaal training
teacher will coach the team this
year. He played "half" on the Uni
team two yearn ago and hisooaching
and the excellent material he has
will make Columbus one of the
strongest teams In the Etate. The
first game will be played on the hosae
grounds next Saturday aninst York.
Ic is sure to be a good game as York
has one of the best teams in the state.
That I have returned from
my vacation trip and may be
found at my office the same
as before, ready to meet all
my old friends and patrons
and as many new as will
came. Am again ready for
Dr. N. E.
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Mrs. E. II. Chambers was an Omaha
Dr. C. V. Campbell, Dentist with l)r
Lueschen. Olive Street.
Mrs. Mabel King went to St. Ed
ward Tuesday on a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Col man went to
Portland this morning over the liurling
Attend Miss Kelso's Opening
Friday and Saturday, Scptcm
her 28 and 29.
Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Walker returned
last Friday from Colorado Springs.
where they have spent the summer.
P. N. Hurley and family who have
lived south of Columbus, left for Spo
kane this morning. They will reside
there in the future.
WAY UP is used by all who desire a
fine quality of patent flour. The Co
lumbus roller mills makes it.
Mrs. Hagb Sqaair who has been at
the bedside of her neice, Mrs. .pi H.
Plory at St. Mary's hospital, reUrned
Taesday to St. Edward.
Matthew Thomas the driver for tho
Pacific Express Co., who broke bis arm
several months ago, went to Kuffalo,
N. Y. today.
ii you want a Hour wnn all the nu
tritious part of the wheat buy GOLD
DUST made by Columbus roller mills.
Fred George of Los Angeles, oldest
brother of Mrs. D. T. Martyn will arrive
tonight for a ton-days visit. He will be
accompanied from Omaha by his sister,
Mrs. II ids t.
Mrs. E. II. Chambers entertained
yesterday afternoon in honor of Mrs.
Stewart of Lincoln and Miss Cowdery
of Humphrey who leave todny for the
Gus Speice and Charley Jones re
turned yesterday from a hunting trip to
Lake Pibel. Mr. Speice says that they
captured their "limit." In spite of the
fact that the birds are wild.
W. II. Swartsley, Fred Itargmann,
Martin Hogei, David Boyd, Oscar
Burns and Diedrich Itargmann went to
to Gothenburg and other western points
last week to look up land. Mr. Swarts
ley bought a half section.
Gerhard Schutte, who lived in Colum
bus twenty years ago, arrived in tho city
last week from Carlsbad, California, his
home. He will visit in Wisconsin for
two weeks when he will return for a few
days visit in Columbus.
STOLEN From my house on Sept.
14, 1905, a ladys' gold watch, with flow
er of slight greenish color engraved on
each side of case, name engraved in
English text letters as follows: "Way-
man to Antrnette, 1904," on back of in
side lid over movement. I will give $15
for the return of same. M. M. Buowx,
Mrs. D. T. Martyn and daughters
Misa Petite and Mrs. Rhodes and little
Helen Rhodes returned last Friday from
a two weeks western trip. Their time
was all spent in touring Colorado. They
visited Estes Park, rode on the new
Moffat road, and visited all the resorts
which are reached by the railroads from
A large and happy party of Genoa peo
ple returned last week from Denver.
Among those in the party were Hiram
Lewis, G. M. Robertson and son, Win
Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Lamb and
Miss Lamb, Smith Maney, Mr. Johnson.
Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Battles jr., N. J.
Skoog and son, Miss Tillie Person, Mrs.
T. P. Slaughter and two daughters.
Edna and Gladys and A. D. Currier and
Hash Hughes returned last week
from his western trip. He was absent
six weeks ani visited all the points
of interest from California to Oregon,
taking especial pains to investigate
the western lumber land. He stop
ped at Batte and Billings and in
California vsited the Columbus
people at Los Angeles and San Jo6e.
Mr. Haghes has little sympathy with
the Platte oonnty farmer who sells
out to ga to that western country to
Remember the date of Miss
Kelso's Fall Millinery Opening
is September 2$ and 29.
A Columbus party composed of J. H.
Galley, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Dodds, John
Brock, R, W. Young, J. II. Wurdemnn,
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Clark, Henry Bean
and Herman Lueschen, of Creston, re
turned last week from Denver. Mr.
Galley, who was interviewed by a Jour
nal reporter said: "The reunion was a
grand success. The people of Denver
left nothing undone that would contrib
ute to the comfort of the visitors. Prices
were reasonable and there were the best
of accommodations for all." Mr. Galley
and Mr. Clark had the pleasure of rid
ing in the private car of the president
of the railroad which cost $70,000. Mr.
Galley and Mr. Brock both spoke of the
beautiful illuminations and of seeing
the flag 150 by GO feet, the largest flag
in the United States. Mr. Brock is de
lighted with the trip and speaks espec
pecially of his ride on the new Moffat
road from Denver to Arrowhead, the
highest standard gusge road in the
world, which passes through thirty-four
tnnaels in a distance of forty miles. Mr.
Galley returned to take his wife with
him on a more extended trip to Salt
HAS DIAMONDS FOR INVESTORS
Money put into diamonds is not spent
but invested your assets are increased.
A five per cent bond you would consider
a good purchase even at a premium, but
diamonds will pay double that. We are
getting twice what we sold lor a few years
ago and the "market is active and strong."
As a matter oi fact there are a very few
certain things in this world, but diamonds
are among the select few.
Come in and discuss the matter.
Mr. Sam Gass, Jr., of this city and
Miss Winnie HigginB of Schuyler were
married at the home of the bride's par
ents in Schuyler this afternoon. Only
the members of the family were present
The wedding is a complete surprise to
Mr. Gass' friends in Columbus. The
bridal party passed through Columbus
on number 3 this afternoon for Denver.
Upon their return they will live with
Mr. and Mrs, Henry Gass, Jr , for two
weeks, awaiting the vacation of the
Mertz residence south of H. Gass resi
dence. The bride is from one of the
substantial families of Schuyler and the
groom is one of Columbus' representa
tive young men.
That we carry a complete stock
Wall Paper. Prices Right.
Chas. H. Dack, Druggist.
O'dell who was brought all the wayH
from the Phillipine Islands to answer
the charge of criminal alxirtion, com
mitted on the erson of Miss Fredericks
near Creston more than a year ago, is
a free mnn. He was released yesterday
when County Attorney Latham with
drew the suit against him. This action
was taken by Mr. Latham because of
the death of the principal witness,
Wilmer Eicrly, in the Dodge county
jail last Saturday without whose testi
mony he lacked suflicient evidence to
This case has cost Platte county
hundreds of dollars, and the story when
fully told may contain some interesting
Eierly, who had suffered from a
stomach disease was attacked last week
by hiccoughs, which caused his death.
He was a self-confessed criminal who
had consented to turn state's evidence
against his partner in crime.
The details of rfhis revolting story are
known to Journal readers.
A Week of Parties.
The approaching marriage of Miss
Kramer has plunged Columbus society
into a week of unusual social festivi
THURS. AND FRI. SEPT. 28-29
The Ladies of Columbus and vicinity are
cordially invited to attend
OF NEW PALL
at Miss Kelso's September 28-29,
We will have on display all the reigning novelties
for Fall, and in an abundant variety of all the newest
shapes and colorings. Among them are the Feather
Turbans now so popular. In ready-to-wear hats we have
a complete line in all the latest shapes and shades of the
New Fall Hats.
We endeavor to please all.
13TH ST. COLUMBUS NEBR.
Lightning at Johet.
The lightning played havoc in Joliet
township according to report of David
Thomas. Ben Obrist lost four horses
and two cattle and Joo Cady lost four
stacks of grain.
Messrs. Thou. F. Miller and H. C.
MuGath and Fred Wille will hold an
other big sale at Colnmbns on Octo
er Kith. They will ofTor 50 boars, se
lected especially for this sale. Farm
ers are asked not to m&ke theii selec
tions before attending this sale.
Drs. Martyn, Evans, Evans & Mar
tyn Jr., office three doors north of
Friedhof 's store.
This afternoon Mrs J. G. IJeeder, Mrs.
J. B. Geitzen and Miss Geitzen enter
tained nbont sixty ladies nt a parcel
shower ia honor of the bride to-bo. Fri
day Mrs. Chas, II. Platz will entertain
in her honor with a linen shower; and
on Saturday Mies Melta Hensley will
entertain for her at a Kinsington.
Mrs, Catherine Foster, who for tho
past six weeks has been very ill with
inflammation of tho bowels, died last
Thursday nt her homo on West llth
street. Catherine Donely was born in
Ireland, in 1827. At the age of 12 she
she came to this country. Was first
married to John McAllister, to which
union eight children were horn; only
two sons are now living. In lKS-i she
married Col. Foster at Dubinpio, Ia.
The funeral was conducted Saturday
morning at 8t0 in the Catholic church,
and the remains laid to rest in tho Cath
Mrs. Chas. Dack gave a six o'clock
luncheoii last Saturday night in honor
of her mother, Mrs. Cramer, of Clarinda.
Iowa. Twenty live guests were invited
and the luncheon was served in two
(!P' Merrill "of SiUer C'ek met ;i
25 i sister pirn the e.-t in (. olmubiei indnv.
J. A Sh o.dcr. Dan Uriir. "Red"
Gr.fpirius H. Ii. Person were in
(.nrfcs last. Sunday doing a littlo
vorfc nt trie traps with their Claris'
Mrs. W. A. McAllister ami Mrs. W. IL
Slater are entertaining the Ladle's Aid
Society of the Presbyterian chinch and
their friends at a tea iliis .-iClcriinoii at
the home of Mrs. McAllister. J
Dr. 1). T. Maatyn, Jr., Geo. Winslow
Frank Hunt and liill Ulrirh started this
morning with a complete camp' ispiip
ment for the favorite haunts of the
prairie chicken, fifteen miles wet of
Iilakn. i nhcr, G. W. Phiilipps and
Edgar Howard are among the delegates
to the democratic state convention to
day, who are to repieseut l'lntte county
in tho saving of the state. It is believed
they will nominate Louis Ligbtncr of
Columbus Tor university regent.
Mrs L. M. Giotzen left, today for
Chicago to study niauo playing in
the Chicago Musical Coilege Mrs.
Geitzen is an accomplished pianist
and bar studios will be along special
lines. Her sister, Mrs. D. E. Peesle,
with whom she will live in Chiago.
is a student of the same, college Mrs.
Gait on was accompanied as far as
Omaha by her father, G. A.
THE UGLY OCTOPUS.
It I One of th .lltt.M lt'i"lHiv nn
lliileuns f l"r':t ures.
A greedy, voracious relentless crea.
ttire is the octopus and a most formi
dable enemy even t man, for it is easier
to cut or tear off one of those terrible
long arms with its two rows of suck
ers than to induce the creature to re
lliiquish any r.rey it has laid hold of.
These suckers also enable it to dm
Its bvriy Into very narrow crevices,
from which scarcely eny force will
avail to remove it.
Like its beautiful brother the argo
naut, it defies its enemies by ejecting
Ink, but the octopus Is so subtle and
clever that he can vary the color of his
Ink according to the color of the ground
he is passing over, and, as be is very
active and darts about at lightning
speed, he constantly escapes being
He Is an unsociable creature, nppar
ently quite sntislied with his own so
ciety, as be roams about alone, seeking
what he may devour on rocky shores,
where lie may be met with of all sizes,
varying in length from an inch to two
rM tif?i f.1.2
The octopus has one very curious
habit when n sting he colls up some
of his arms into a semblance of th
shell of the urgunaut Pearson's Week
"I want to do something that will
draw out the conversational abilities
of my friends." said the hostess.
"That's very easy," answered Mi-a
Cayenne. "Give a musical." Wash
XiehtenitH nnil Irmoimiln.
All one has to do in order to secure a
good night's rest is to wear a night
cap. We are assured that the great se
cret is to keep the lurid warm, and
then one may sleep like a top. London
She Is there any iusaniry In the
Snobbs family? He No. It's too bad
there isn't. It would give them a legit
imate excuse for some of their actions.
Detroit Free Press.
In Boston the other day a young law
yer who spends most of his time try
lug to seem busy and prosperous went
out for awhile, leaving on his door a
card neatly marked, "Will be back In
fin hour." On b's return he found that
some envious rival had inscribed under
heath "What for?"
Oats "(jJ bushel 21
Hyo bushel ofi
Potatoes bu "Id
Butter -" lb M to
Eggs j7 dozen 11
Or. C. V, CAMPBELL
Begs to announce to
the people of Colum
bus and Phfite coun
ty that he ls open
ed his dental office
in the rooms long
occupied by Dr. H. J.
Arnold, on Olive St.,
four doors south of
the Niewohner blk.
His practice lias been in connec
tion with the most skilled dental
operators in the west and his serv
ices to patients are guaranteed.
Cornelius Vauderbilt is not the onlj
member of the famous family of mil
lionaires who has the inventive faculty
His sister Consuelo , the beautifu
beautiful duchess of Marlborough, i:
somewhat of an inventor herself.
Recently, in her mansion, now Hear
ing completion in Mayfair, she wanted
an elevator which should have feature
that no elevator in existence presented
She explained her plan to the archi
tects. They were nonplussed.
"Why," said one, "1 have never seer
any model of such a device."
"Well," retorted the imperious duch
ess, "is there any reason why such as
elevator should not be practical?"
"None that I know of," respoddeO
the man of plans. "It simply happen;
that we have nothing to work by. II
would necessarily be an entirely origi
"Vehy well," was Consuelo's amazing
reply. "If you can't design me what I
want. I'll do it myself."
The surprising part of It is that shi
kept her word. In a few days she
worked out the plans and showed tbem
to the architect. He went over theic
critically, perhaps not entirely unwill
lng to And an error that would givt
him a little triumph over the American
Cirl who, with such assurance, attempt,
ed a task that might have daunted
man. But the plans were above re
Although defeated, the architect wa
quick to see the value or Consuelo's in
volition. The elevator was at one
built along the lines mapped out by th
duchess. It worked perfectly and fc
now not the least wonder in that pal
ace of marvels.
The distinctive feature of the elera
tor is that it dispenses with the neces
sity of an attendant. A little pressun
on an automatically regulated button
is all that Is necessary to bring the
"lift" to any desired height.
Before long, Americans will havo
chance to see just how the elevatoi
works, for its use Is not to be conGned
to the home of Its inventor. As soon
as it had been demonstrated that a
discovery of the genuine value had
been made, the fine business sense oi
the Vanderbilts at once asserted itself
That talent for making money that en
abled the famous old commodore to
start as a ferryman and gradually build
up a fortune that was to make his namr
a synonym for boundless wealth was
not content with merely getting glory
out of the invention.
"We'll patent it," said Consuelo
Hence It is registered in all gravity in
the ponderous tomes that make th
records of the British patent office that
one Consuelo, duchess of Marlborough,
is entitled to reap all the profits from a
"lift" with a button device to regulate
its elevation to any desired height."
There is every reason to believe that
these returns will be well worth th
while. A number of offers have al
ready been made to the duchess for hei
rights in the inention, and if she will
ed she could probably sell out for not
less than 10,000, a fairly tidy sum fot
even a Vanderbilt. Indeed, the old
commodore, looking down from thm
particular part of the place of rewardt
set aside for millionaires, must feel thai
his daughter is well maintaining the
traditions of the family. It is not
alone in the elevator that the duchess
gave rein to her inventive talent in
planning out the mansion. When it h
fully completed she will be able U
point to many features that are th
creation of her fertile genius. The dac.
orations and the arrangement of tin
principal apartments are entirely the
result of her own suggestion.
"I want .something distinctive," sh
said, when discussing her intentions;
"something that shall lie different from
the other houses I may from tlmo tc
The duke opposed no objections te
the many original ideas bis wife
sketched out, partly, perhaps, liecausf
of feeling that it Is a pretty good idea
to give an American girl her way, and
partly, undoubtedly, because of his
known admiration for Uie unusual abil
ity of his wife at almost anything she
"It's to be your house," was his com
ment ; go ahead and build it your owr
So many changes and alteration?
nave been made by the duchess since
the original drawings were first ap
proved that it is a common joke among
the workmen that her name and not
that of the architect should b- signed
to the plans.
As a known patron of music the
duchess felt It incumbent on her te
have a music rr.om which should be n
fit sptting for Hue many great singers
nad virtuosi who will appear there, am:
for the many famous and royal person j
who will be her guest.
So it Is that this room is perhaps th
most splendid In the entire mansion
It is the purpose of the duchess to open
It with a magnificent concert, and Kin?
Edward himself la among the guestf
she wil entertain.
Cornelius Vanderbilt's locomotive
boiler has proved to be a feasible ani
valuable attachment. In the same
cpnso the elevator of the duchess is t
financial asset worth the having. There
is no doubt that brother and sistct
would be able to keep the wolf frore
the door should any untoward accident
suddenly deprive them of their wealth
Incidentally, they have between them
managed to disprove an honored saw
for in their case surely no one coull
say that necessity has been the mothei
The German empire has 442 dtlM
with populations bstweem tt,tt a
every man, woman and child who
iloes a hanking business in Columbus
to carefully consider the position of
Columbus State Bank
in the hanking world.
It is the oldest hank in Nebraska
uomir nusiiiess under a ntate charter.
Careful bank examiners, apHiuted
by the state regularly go through our
business and wiss on every detail of it.
You are alisolutcly safe in doing
your business with this institution.
Elton Dickinson and Heme Babcock
can give first band information on how
the "weary willies" work the dear people
for "band outs" and the Misses Dora
Weaver and Elsie Brngger can back the
boys statements with the testimony of
Louis Ligbtner and II. Ilockenberger
were selected tie the easiest victims for the
demonstrations of these young people,
and their judgment pro vel to be good.
Disguised as tramps I be boys first visit
ed the Klliot home Louis Lightner mot
them at tho back door and listened
sympathetically to their talo of hard
luck. They were hungry. That was
enough for Louis. He went through
Mrs. Elliot's cupboards till he found a
line large cake, which he proceeded to
cut and divide with them- He didn't
know it was a cake prepared for Sunday
company. Neither did the boys nor the
girls who were concealed in the bushes
nearby watching operations. It worked
bo well they tried II. Ilockenberger with
about the same results. He was very
solicitous to know their life-story which
they told with great pathos.
The base ball season for Columbns is
really just opening. The diflicnlty
wbich Manager Corbett has met during
the summer to securo regular players is
at last overcome, and he has as strong a
line-up as any amateur team in the state.
"Jack" Corbett the most popular
catcher in Nebraska has been booked for
l ho rest of the season and the two
Indians from Genoa are also listed.
A good crowd was out Sunday to
see "Jack" perform in the third game
He played in the same obi way, batting
out a home run. It is always worth
the price of admission to watch ''Jack"
Corbett through a game.
Columbus won three straight from
Fnllerton, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
the score for the three games being 7 to
4, 8 to 2 and 9 to 0. The Fnllerton team
did good work especially Smith at short,
who played errorless ball, but they were
outclassed by onr boys.
Manager Corbett is trying to book a
game with Havelock next Sunday. On
the 2.8th our hoys will play nt the Madi
son Fair. On the 211th they will meet
the Omaha Leagne team in Columbus.
In District Court.
The district court is burdened this
week with two divorce suits.
YictoriaMasIonka seeks a divorce from
Anton Maslonka alleging crnelty and
habitual drunkness as grounds. Tho
parties have three children and live in
Alice Ault seeks dihorce on grounds
of crnelty and desertion. The parties
wero married at Seward in 190". Tho
defendant is charged with threatening
the plain tiff's life. She asks to be re
stored to her maiden name, Alice Head.
Estella Thompson has sned F. II.
(errard for a dissolution of partner
ship and an accounting. Both parties
are of Monroe. The trouble arises from
a joint ownership of a stock of goods
in Monroe, which was traded for land
owned by one Lichty. The plaintiff
alleges that the defendant made fraud
ulent representations nltout the land
in question and got away with SI, 000
worth of the goods.
Dr. J. E. Paul, Dentist.
One of the largest and best
equipped dental offices in
Vitalized fllr ffsr ralntoss
The kind that is safe and 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.
Over Niewohner' car. 13tk tad OtivaSta.
S.-E. corner o&PWk.
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