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VOLUME XXXVI. NUMBER 30.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 25. 1905.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,775.
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IT'S EASY TO GET IT OUT
if you need money and it is in a bank.
In our charge it is always safe. Our
vaults, time locks and other appliaeces
make it so that
MONEY IS ABSOLUTELY SECURE
when we have received your
deposit. Fire nor thieves can pet at it.
It's safe until such time as you re
quire it. Then our cashier hsnds it out
tj you on your personal check. Give us
your account. Wo will help you.
The First National Bank
tp fears 3gt.
(From the files of Journal June 21,1871)
J. P. Hacker's first kiln of hrick for
this season arc ready for handling.
Tho IniuInesH men of Columbus are de
mroiiH of having a road opened from
Warrens place on the Columbus and
'i ank ton road, in a northwesternly direc
tion up a branch of Shell Creek to the
H!"tilMiunts at the month of Cedar oc
llio Elkhorn. Many of the settler.4 de
siro to make Columbus their business
.1 uuies North tells us that on his last
trip tip tiio Loup he went fifteen miles
further than he had ever gone before,
and found a ledge of very valuable
limestone rock. The ledge, which is
stratified rock, is about fifteen miles
from tho North settlement, and is from
ten to forty feet thick as it faces the
Prince of Pilson.
Lee Jenkins returned Monday after a
visit or eight months on the ranch of his
eonr in f Carl and Bert McKtnnie. four
miles fioni Loup City.
John Munson of Uenou was in the city
on business Monday.
The production or the "Prince or Fil
sen" was a .splendid success at the North
Opera house, lust Thursday night.
There were sixty-live in the company
and when they were all on the stage,
chorus girls, dancers, soldiers, coquettes,
all the .scene was a dazzling dis
play of beauty, elegant costumes, smiles,
wit, everything lo make one forget to
The singing of the beautiful songs the
"Message of the Violet, and the "Tale of
the Sea Shell," were especially well ren
dered and called for repeated encores,
as did also the Heidelberg and Stein
songs by the cull ego boys anil the catchy
airs of tho punch maid.
Manager Saley is to be congratulated
on having secured this treat for his Co
lumbus audienco. There seems to be a
popular demand for comic opera, and
the less tragic plays, and in securing this
attraction he has touched the public
pulse. It was gratifying to notice the
number of out of town parties who came
in for the occasion. This is as it should
be. Columbus might easily become a
rival of Oaiaha a- a theatre town. The
business men would profit by the out of
town trade by helping build up the
theatre business of Columbus.
A pretty wedding was solomized at
the Catholic: church Sunday morning at
D:o0 a. in., when Mr John Storz and Miss
Anna Ryba, both of this city, were unit
ed in marriage.A large number of friends
and relatives were present at the cere
mony, directly after which the guests
accompanied the young couple to the
home of the bride where an elaborate
spread awaited them. In the evening
the festivities ended with a social dance
and more than one danced, drank and
ate to the good wishes of the newly
mimed couple. Tho contracting parties
have lived in our city many years and
are deserving of every congratulation
lias one of the best dental offices
in the state.
Full- equipped to do all den
tal work in First-Class manner.
Always reasonable ineharges.
All work guaranteed.
Over 14 years practice in Co
lumbus. 13th Street
Dr. E. N.
That $454.15 Warrant.
The taxpayers of Platte county
are jwiying 7 per cent interest on
Sheriff Carrig's warrant for
454.15. This is the same war
rant that Supervisor Kiernan at
first refused to sign. The bill is
itimized as follows:
Copies of notices, - 878.00
Service and return, - 8141.50
Mileage, - - 8234,05
An examination of the records
in Assessor Galley 's hands shows
the return of 262 notices. The
law allows 25c each for copies
and 50c for service and 10c a
mile mileage. Take your pencil
and figure this out. Mr. Carrig
cither made a "clerical error" in
figuring up his charges for
"copies" and service or some of
the returned notices have been
lost from Mr. Galley's records.
At any rate it is evident that
the bill in question was not
checked up with the records.
nd as for mileage, Sherifl
Carrig must have traveled 4,(i!K
miles to have collected legally
the amount specified, an absurd
proposition on its face.
Taxpayers, draw your own
conclusions. The Journal mere
ly states the facts.
Why do the democratic papers of
Platte county and Argas, a subsidized
indenpendent paper, fill their colnmns
witb personal attacks on the editor of
the Journal instead of attempting to
deny the statements of fact made by
the Journal concerning the official
record of Platte oonntya officials?
They say the Journal 1b 'engaged in
"dirty work," in "personal attacks"
on good men. The Journal has not
given a line to an attack on any man
in his capacity as a citizen but we
admit that we have made charges
against these men in their capacity
as puolic officials and those charges
are supported by the public recordB
and have not been and cannot be de
nied. If it is "dirty work" to criticise a
democratic official for an official act
why did the Telegram refer to 'Fraak
Kieraan and John Goetz democrats as
"political shysters' because of their
part in trying to force Ernst and Ben
der to pay back to the county $52G':
Why have the democratic papers of
Platte county left it for the Journal
to give credit for honest and efficient
performance of duty by August
Boetther, John Goetz, Frank Kiernan
and Diedrich Becher. all democrats?
What paper has been alone in criti
cising an official act of John Swanson
repulioan? The Journal alone.
It Stires and Webb are elected, the
Humphrey Democrat and the Colum
bus Telegram will have the publica
tion fo every notice that the patrons
request published in those papers.
And yet they charge that the Journals
motives in defeating the democratic
candidates is to get all the legal no
tioes. They are afraid of a ".eqaure
If the course of the democratic pa
pers has been so honest, why did the
democatric committee deem it neces
sary to buy up the Platte County Ar
gus, an independent paper, to help it
win in this campaign.
The republican central committee
concedes that the Argus has gone de
mocratic When the democratic committee
needs another paper to deceive the
taxpayers. Ernst and Bender can put
in an extra bill and the taxpayers pay
the freight the next year in higher
"We predict that the attempt of the
Journal to make spots on the record of
a good man will serye only to increase
Mr. Leavy'e popularity with the peo
ple' ' Telegram.
The Telegram "predicted' that Roose
velt would not carry Platte county last
The democratic committee allowed
the Journals charges against Sheriff
Carrig and Judge Batterman and John
Graf to stand unanswered for two
weeks and then fell all over them
selves to deny the charges against
Leavy before the ink was dry, thus ad
mitting the truth of charges against
the other fellows, but hoping to dis
credit those charges by proving false
the charges against Leavy. Where
the democratic committee erred was
la taking Leavy 's word for it. Had
the comtattee come to us we would
have shown them the evidencs and
saved them this humiliation.
The Literary department of the Wom
an's Club will meat at the home of Mrs.
J. A. Douglas on Saturday, October 28,
at 3 p. m. The program will be as fol
lows: Paper, "Lincoln" Sirs. A. M. Poet
Paper, "Andrew Johnson"
Mrs. H. A. Simmons
The Shakespeare department will meet
with.Mrs. L. R. Latham on Tuesday,
the 31st inst at 3 p. m.
Jacob Shore an Old Time Democrat
Declares for the Roosevelt Program
in Platte County.
Jacob Shurc the republican candi
date for supervisor in Kender's dis
district was in Columbus yesterday.
Commenting on the charge made in
the democratic paper that "Jacob
Sliure is a democrat," Mr. Shu re said
to a Journal reporter: "I used to be
a democrat. But in county affairs I
always have voted for the best men
without regard to party. But I vot
ed for Mclvinlcy and I am a Roose
velt man. As for the county ticket
this year the republicans have taken
the same stand that Roosevelt has
taken in the nation, and I shall sup
port all the repulican candidates but
one. It is time we were taking the
business of the county out of the
hands of the few men who are run-
in:; things in their own interest. Of
course the democratic candidates will
work hard to hold control, but , the
taxpayers arc tired of ring rule and
high taxes. I believe our officers
should get what the
no more. My heart is with the re
publicans in the campaign for clean
Dinner Sets at Cost.
I have several choice sets of decorated
Holland dinner sets which will be offer
ed at cost for two weeks. Call and see
prices before buying elsewhere.
That we carry a complete stock
Wall Paper. Prices Right.
Chas. H. Dack, Druggist.
Miss Elizabeth Sheldon is in Massa
chusetts visiting relatives.
Miss Harriette Kanffraann is visiting
friends in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Louis Schreiber left Tuesday for Cedar
Bluffs after a weeks visit at home
Mrs. Henry Hanser returned Tuesday
fiom an extended visit in California.
Dr. A. E. Vallier went to Kirkville,
Mo., yesterday for a ten days' visit.
Mrs. J. A, Douglas and little daugh
ter, Rizprh went to Omaha Monday.
D. G. Schnff is delivering a carload of
trees to Columbus buyers this weeU.
Dr. R. A. Vallier returned from a
business trip to Dead wood last week.
Prof, and Mrs. E. V. Graves will enter
tain at a Hallowe'en party for the Jun
iors. Mrs. H. J. Hendryx arrived last week
to visit her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Ad
ams. Win. Poesch is on the road selling his
candies to retail dealers for the holliday
Miss Rose Flynn and Gertrude Keat
ing gave a Kensington last Saturday af
Clyde Scott and Ralph Swartsley gave
a dance last Friday night and n good
time is reported
Miss Dimple Madden of Omaha arriv
ed Thursday for a two weeks visit with
Mrs. F. A. Roberts.
Miss Daisy Mielenz of Wahoo is visit
ing for a few days at the home of her
brother, Mr. Fred Mielenz.
O. D. Vincent a prominent stockman
of St. Edward was in this city yesterday
returning from his North Dakota ranch.
is made of Grape
Cream of Tartar
Makes the food
Gifts for Nuvembe
Hear the mellow wedding bells.
What a world of happiness
their harmony foretells.
You. are probablymade aware
of the fact that November
rivals June as a month of
weddings by the number of
invitations you have received.
Of course you will have to
send presents to some of the
brides, if not all.
We've now ready an unusual
display of suitable things, the
latest efforts of the best do
mestic and foreign makers of
china and glass.
Marvellous creations for lit
tleirioney. We'll hold your selections for
next month's delivery.
Ed J. Niewohner
I have a few high class young Short
Horn bullB, color dark red, my own
breeding. Come and see them.
3t Aiinold F. H. OEHuncn.
Mrs. Oscar Burns has been suffering
from a sprained ankle since last Friday.
The first meeting of the GermanRead
ing club for this fall was held Tuesday
night at the home of Rev. Nenmarker.
Howard Clark. A. Anderson, and
Fred Milenz are among the bankers
who went to Lincoln Tuesday to at
tend the Bankers' convention.
The case of Estella Thompson
against F. H. Gerrard of Monroe in
which a gas plant was the canse, was
settled in comity court Monday at cost
The ladies of the Congregational
church will hold their annual snpper
next Wednesday night in the store
building west of Pollock's store. The
public is cordially invited to attend.
F. S. Thompson, cashier of the First
National Bank of Albion and P. ;E.
McEillip of Humphrey were in the
oitv yesterday enronte to Lincoln to
attend the State Bankers association.
In justice O'Brien's court Charles
Ziembn was arraigned on the charge of
rape. John Jawarski made complaint
on behalf of his fifteen year old dangh
ter, Victoria. The defendant was bound
over to district court under $500 bond.
Mr. H. A. Scott, a retired merchant
of Osceola, came np Monday for a few
days visit at the home of Mis3 Edna
Welch. Miss Welch was for four years
a clerk in Mr. Scott's store. He expects
togoontoDes Moines to spend the
Mrs. Thomas Dack returned Tuesday
from a six weeks visit with relatives
and friends in Iowa and Illinois. She
was accompanied by her daughter, Mrs.
Homer Hansen, who stopped at Omaha
on her way home to visit for a day. She
is expected home today.
What might have been a more se
ions accident occurred last Tuesday
afternoon. Mr. Anderson, the florist,
had been delivering flowers at tho
Snyder home, near the B. & M. sta
tion when the school children came
along beating their drums Mr. Ander
son had just got into the wagon and
had the hone nearly under control
when he started to kick, smashing th6
dashboard and breaking entirely loose,
when he ran west on thirteenth street,
Mrs. J. B. Geitzen and Mrs. F. A.
Roberts and two children were driv
ing' past the Thurston, Mrs. Geitzen
saw the horse coming and pulled in
close to the curb, bnt could not get
entirely ont of the way and the hone
struck the side of their carriage, tear
ing off the two wheels on the oujer
side as it dashed past. The ladies and
children got ont withont- injury to
themselves beside a little shaking and
the nervous shock such an experience
would occasion. Mr. Anderson found
his horse tied to a post in fraf
Resort to Technicalities ami
Trickery to Nullify Kepuhli
can Nominations and to Pro
mote the Ernst-Bender Inter
ests. In spite of the attempts of the demo
cratic committee to "play horse" with
the taxpayers of Platte county by rais
ing legal technicalities to prevent an
honest election of supervisors, the re
publicans have succeeded in putting
two men on their ticket who are sure to
win and the enseof the third, A. E. Priest
of Monroe, will lie settled in district
court tomorrow on mandamus proceed
The republicans nominated Blaser in
Ernst's district; Schnre in lender's dis
trict and Priest in Kiernan's district.
The democratic committee was afraid of
a fair fight, so they filed objections with
County Clerk Graf on technical grounds.
the chief one being that sufficient notice
wasnotgivin of the republican nomi
Meanwhile Blaser bad been prevailed
upon to decline and J. H. Johannes 'by
some means got possession of Blaser's
resignation. With the resignation in
his pocket he withdrew tbe objection
filed against Blasers nomination, be
lieving that the republicans were not
aware of Blaser's resignation and hoping
to keep it hidden until too late for the
republicans to fill the vacancy. Thns
by resorting to trickery it was hoped to
give Ernst the field without an oppon
ent, The game was balked, however,
and tho republican committee straight
way named Wm. J. Newman, an ex-sup
ervisor and one of the best men in the
county to fill the vacancy.
Jacob Schnre, of Humphrey, whose
nomination wns objected to by F. J.
Pratt, evinced a desire to run by petition,
on the same basis with Peter Bender.
He therefore brought in a petition with
300 signers secured in two days, while
Bender's petition had less than 2f0
signers with ten days work.
It should be said to the credit of a
number of democrats in the court house
that they opposed the idea of trying to
steal the offices of supervisor by trickery
and technicalities. But the machine
knows it needs its Ernst and Bender for
supervisors as much as.it needs its Rat-
term nn and Carrig, hence its action.
Geo. Reese, local editor of the Quill
and Wells Abbott, both of Schuyler
were in the city Monday.
Daniel and Kennitb. sons of Win. J.
Welch of Genoa visited their grand par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Welch last
D. M. Newman was called to Cleve
land, Ohio, Monday morning by a tele
gram announcing the serious illness of
Mrs. A. Anderson returned last Thurs
day from a five week's visit in Ft. Col
lins. Colo., where she visited her mother
and other relatives.
A. L. Davies returned from Omaha the
first of the week, where he took the ex
amination required of watchman by the
Union Pacific railroad.
The Misses. Elliott, Ella Rassmussen
and Lottie Becher have issued invita
tations for a dance to be given at Or
pheus hall Friday night.
Charlie Landers of Genoa spent Mon
day night with his annt, Mrs Lloyd
Swa;n. Tuesday morning he went to
Lincoln to enter business college.
Any street hat in my window
forti!) cents. One day only,
Saturday, October 28th.
Oats bushel 20
Rye- bushel 50
Potatoes bn 25
Butter t , H to 18
Eggs dozen 1
Hogs US to 4.70
Dr. C. V. CAMPBELL
Begs to announce to
the people of Colum
bus and Plte coun
ty that he has 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 has been in connec
tion with the most skilled dental
operators in the west and his serv
ices to patients are guaranteed.
The folio wing notice in the Schay
ler County (111 ) Herald of the mar
riage of T. F. Kaaffiaaan. one of
ColnmbuM best vonng men will be of
interest to Joaraal re id era. Mr. and
M rs Knffman retarned last Friday
night to Oolumbns and will make
their home at the residence of Mrs.
E. Kanffmin, 114 East Foarteeath
Wednesday evening of this week at
S o'clock at tbe home of Jobn Foote
in this city, grandfather of the bride,
occurred tbe aurriage of Mr. T. F.
Knuflfintnn, of Golaabaa, Neb., to
Miss Ada B. Foote, daagbter of a. F.
Foote. The ceremony, beaatifal aad
impressive, was perforated by Rev.
J. Edward Artz of tbe LeRoy M. E.
Tbe bride's dress was a beaatifal
or jatiou of white silk and daring the
ceremony she carried a banquet of
The parlor decorations were aataata
leaves and chrysanthemaaw. Tie
decorations in cne dining room were
green and white. After the ceremony
congratulations were extended, fol
lowed by a wedaiag sapper partici
pated, in by aboat thirty gaests, iav
imtnediate relatives of the bride and
groom. The happy ooaple were the
reclpents of many beaatifal weddiag
presents consisting mainly of rilver
ware and china.
The croom is a nn of Mrs. E.
Ranffman, a former resident of Rash
ville. and is a bridge and building
foreman for the Union PaciOo railway
with headqaarters at Oolnmbas, Neb.
He is a model, enegertio yoang man
admired and reap jo ted by all who
know him. The bride is a beloved
yountr lady of this city where she has
made ber home from childhood. She
is a graduate of the Rashville Union
schools and also Kennedy's Normal
and Business college. For six years
she has been stenographer for Attor
ney L. A. Jarman aad tot the past
four years held the responsible psi
tion of conrt reporter in the Sonny
ler countv conrt. She is a member
of the Rushville M. E. church aad
will be greatly missed in charch aad
Tbe best wishes of a large circle of
friends and relatives will follow Mr.
and Mrs. Kaaffman to their new
home in-Oolambns Neb.- for which.
city they will leave today,
in County Ctort.
Judge Reeder has heard a large num
ber of minor motions and tax cases this
week and heard testimony in the matter
of forcing the firm of Becher, Hocken
berger & Chambers to list their mort
gages. The full report of this case will
be given next week.
Mrs. Mamie Schmidt of Omaha, nee
Miss Mamie Ulricb of this city and her
daughter came down Thursday for the
Holien wedding, returning Saturday.
E. Von Bergen, formerly of this city
but recently of Omaha was in the city
a few days this week. He is now cover
ing southeastern Nebraska for the Car
penter Paper Co.
The whist club met Monday afternoon
with Mrs. C. C. Gray. The first of tbe
season ocenrred the week before with
Mrs. Carl Kramer. The tadiee this year
are devoting their attention to bridge
whist. The club meets next Monday
with Mrs. C. D. Evans.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Swartsley, Leo
pold Jaeggi and J. E. Fnlmer returned
from a weeks visit in the western part
of the state last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs.
Swartsley have decided to move in
one year to their western ranch. This is
'unwelcome news to the hosts of friends
of these excellent people.
During tbe present bowling season
Geo. Hagel will give special attention to
private bowling parties of ladies and
gentlemen or ladies alone, who will have
the exclusive privilege of the alleys eith
er in the forenoon or afternoon by giving
reasonable advance notice. The allevs
are in the best possible shape and the
prices will be reasonable.
Mrs. J. J. Sullivan's "ten" of the Epis
copal Guild held a very successful sup
per in the building next to Pollock's
drug store last Saturday evening. The
ladies served doughnut3, coffee, sand
wiches and pie and also sold candy and
popcorn. Unances on a band painted
rose bowl donated by Mrs. E. V. Graves
and on a pitcher painted by Miss White
were sold. The bowl was secured by
Mrs. Mayer of Chicago, who :s visiting
her sister, Mrs. (fcrl Kramer -and the
pitcher by Mrs. O. D. Evans. The ladies
cleared $42 for the evening,
"Equal Rights" Batterman.
Three prominent citizens of
Creston totify to the correctness
oi the Journal's charge that
Judjre Katterman serves the dem
ocratic newspapers first and the
people afterwards. They are D.
A. Steenis, W. H. Dean, and
Theo. D. Wagner. They all re
quested notices published in the
Creston Statesman and Judge
Katterman turned them down.
Hmm Ftr lent.
For small family, one and a half blocks
south of U. P. depot. Inquire at Inde
pendent TeL X 131.
A time coming when you will want to
use a bank. Be sure that you have an
acquaintance that will enable you to get
the full benefit of the privileges that
should be extended to you by an insti
tution of this kind.
Begin now and cultivate an acquaint
ance. Start a small account, or trans
act such other business as may come in
the banking line.
This bank extends the same attention
to small depositors as to the large ones.
We welcome the man whose transactions
are not very large as cordially as the
one whose business runs into the thous
ands. The Old Reliable
Columbus State Bank
Misa Anna Hohen, youngest daugh
ter of Dr. E. Hohen of this city and Dr.
Frederick Banmgart of Danville, III.,
were marriedtlast Thursday morning at
ten o'clock in the German Reform
chnrch by. Rev. Nenmarker. The bride
wore a travelling suit of plum color and
was attended by the Misses Elizabeth
and Mary Sheehan. NThe groom was
attended by Mr. Carl Hohen brother of
the bride of South Omaha and Mr.
Henry Balls, a cousin of the groom of
Danville, 111. Miss Emma Neumarker
played the wedding march. Only the
immediate relatives were present. At
tee close of the ceremony an eleborate
wedding breakfast was served at the
Mens Hotel, the Misses Gladys Tarner,
Rose end Anna Gass assisting. Tie
bridal party left on the Overland Limit
ed for Danville, 111., where the groom
has a large practice. The bride has
lived all ber life in Columbus where she
has a large circle of friends. Tbe out-of-town
guests were Mrs. Schmill of Scrih-ner,-sister
of the bride and Mrs. Hugo
Schmidt of South Omaha.
In. Saaiel Imheff.
Mrs. Samael Imboff died suddenly
of heart failare in the depot at Hun
tington, Ore., Sunday nirht, October
15, wbUe on her return to Nebraska.
Miss Mary Blaser. daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Blaser. came to Ne
braska with her parents in 1876 at the
age of seventeen. In 18G7 she was
united in marriage witb Samuel Im-
hoff, who har resided in Loop town
ship tfteen miles west of Columbus
until 1900 when he moved to Colum
bus with iiia wife. Mrs. ImbofT
leaves five children. Samlmhoff. Jr..
of Platte county, two sons in Polk
county, and two married daughters in
Oregon. Mrs. Jobn Stanffer was a
sister of the deceased.
The funeral was beld at the German
Reform church last Sunday, Rev.
Mm. R. C. Anderson and Miss Wells
of Genoa were among the out of town
shoppers in Columbus yesterday.
69 cents will buy any street
hat in my window, Saturday,
October 28th. One day only.
Marriige licenses were issued last week
as follows: Mick Pandrop Omaha ami
Anna Valasek, Polk county; Fred'k A.
Banmgart, Danville, III., and Anna E.
Hohen, Columbus; John Stortz and An
na Ryba, Columbus; Andrew J. Hier-
maier and Kate Hemmer, Cornlea:
Frank Scbilz, Columbus and Lonise
Mrs. Clara Gibson of Spokane, Wash.,
arrived Saturday on a visit to her sister.
Mrs. Susie Woods. She will visit hi r
son, Will Gibson at Cedar Rapids and
will visit in Nebraska about a year. She
is an old timer in Columbus, her hus
band having horaestcaded tbe A. W.
Clark farm four miles northeast of town
She has many friends here who are glad
to renew their acquaintance.
in an np-ro-date effice, is the best
thing we have to offer.
We can and do fill and extract teeth
POSITIVELY WITHOUT PAIS- r
We give a written guarantee wjth all
work. If it fails or proves unsat-'
isfactory AT ANY TIME
we will either replace it
or refund the money
Dr. J. E. Paul. DMtUt.
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