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Consolidated with the Columbus Times April 1, 1904; with the PlattelCounty Argus January 1, 1906.
VOLUME XXXVII. NUMBER 4.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 25. 1906.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,801.
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We aro always open for busi
ness and are constantly looking
for new business, at the same
time taking just as solicitous
care of the old. Our constant
growth shows well the fact that
we succeed in taking good care
of both the new and the old.
Tin: Ot.i Kki.iaum:
Columbus tats Sank
The Columbus hind, lioau fc Build
iug ass' Mtiu.tii n n upmiiMl aud will
receive sabicnptions to aeries F, pay
ments to bsgin Slav 1st
This association began business in
May 13SC and has ojvt.ied 15 series and
mtnrel ? .sirif.- iu im 20 yearn of
its existence it h.v-- received over
JCiDrt.OOO.OO ami disbar-od tae .nnie by
loans to its iiieiubars and maturiug of
Htock It naq nnahiof cihh of people
to own their owu h )nns and has en
couraged saving- among hundreds of
others It is e.isv to save for a noma
of voar own or ro make a email week
ly or monthly deposit which in a few
years amounts to a goodly xam. Por
particulars inquire of the secretary,
Acre Property for Rent.
I have 18 acres adjoining town well
improved for rent. Inquire of
It S. Dickinson.
NOTICE TO NON-RESIDENT.
John Galligan, defendant, will take
notice that on the 17th day of April,
1906, Mary Ann Galligan, plaintiff here
in, filed her petition in the district court
of Platte county, Nebraska, against
said defendant, the object and prayer
of whieh are to obtain a decree of
divorce from said defendant and custody
of child, on the ground that the defend
ant has willfully abandoned the plaintiff
without just cause for more than two
vears last past. Defendant, John Gal
ligan, is required to answer said petition
on or before the 4th day of June, 1906.
Dated this ISth day of April, 1906.
Maky Ann Gam.igax,
NOTICE F PUHMCATION.
Tl di'fmlant, Frederic A. Fromliolz, will
take notic Unit u the 7tli dn, of March, llHi,
tlit pl.-iintitl filed their petition in the District
t'ourt of Platte County, aKaint-t him, the object
anil praerH are to foreclose a mortgage execut
ed by F. W. Fromholz ii;miii SV of tlie NE1
un.l XV f the SKi or Sv. it.. Twp. -0. IUne
1 we-t of tlietUh Principal Meridian, to necure
the iiayinent of five promissory noted dated Oct.
IMth. 1SIK payable in 3, 4, S. ti, and seven j-eura,
with interest at the rate of 2 j-er cent from date
until iKiid. That there is now lue and unpaid
njK)n Kiiil notes and niurtftiKe' tlie sum of $l:C!0,
for which cum the plaintiffs pray for a decree
for foreclosure of t-aia premises. You are re
quired to answer thi Mtition before the 24th
day or May, IM.
:. II. McGahky,
In the District Court of Platte County, Xebras
ka. In the Mutter of the 1-j.tate of Leonard Mcl'one
This casecameon for hearing npon the peti
tion of William Webster, administrator of the
estate or Leonard McCone, deceased, praying
for license to sell Lots Thirteen, (IS) Fourteen,
(14) and Fifteen. (13) in lilock H, in the Village
of Monroe, Platte c unty, state of Xebraska, for
the payment of debts and allowances against
said estate antl the co-ts of administration, there
not being sufficient ersonal property to pay
said debts and exjH'nr.. It is therefore ordered
that'll porton interested in wild estate appear
before the judge of said District Court at the
Court House, in Columbus. Platte County, Xe-bra-ka.on
the 12th day ofMey. 1900, at 1 o'clock
p. m., to show canse why a license should
not be granted to said administrator to sell tlie
above described real estate of said deceased to
pay said debts and expenses; and it is further
ordered that notic of this order to show cause
be given by causing a copy of this order to be
published in the Columbus Jonrnal, a newspaper
publi-hed and in general circulation in said
county for four successive weeks prior to the
day of hearing.
March 26. 1M. 32-4 Judge.
Has one of the best dental offices
in the state.
Fully equipped to do all den
tal work iu First-Class manner.
Always reasonable in charges.
All work guaranteed.
Over 14 years practice in Columbus.
?Z Or. E. N. Nmuh.
Emma M. Bagatz.
The people of this city were shocked
this morning by the announcement of
the death of Miss Emma Ragatz, one of
the moet generally loved and respected
young women of Columbus.
For two years Miss Uagatz had hi en
in poor health. Het condition during
the past year had been such that it baf
fled the best medical skill, and it wai
resolved last week as a last resort to
perform uu operation.
Her trouble was obstruction of the
bowels with fecal -impaction. The oper
ation was successfully performed last
Monday. Death came at eight o'clock
Emma M. Kagittz was born in Colum
bus, March 13tb, 1883, graduated from
the city high .school and has spent her
whole life here. She was an active
worker in the Methodist church, of
which Rho was a member, and every one
who knew her wuh her friend.
Miss Bagatz was the youuge.st of the
tive children of Mr. and Mrs Henry
Big-itz. She K-aVH besides her parents,
Knee brothers, W.l', Henry and Ed and
one pister Lilian.
The funeral will b- held from the
.Methoditrl chinch Friday morning at
Medici Association Meets
The fifth annual mt-etiiijj of the Platte
County .Medical Society held last night
hL the Armory was one of the most
interesting in the history of the society.
Dr. C. 1 Kvaus, president of the soci
ety, delivered an excellent address,
speaking especially of the laws bearing
on contagious diseases.
Carefully prepared papers on tech
nical medical subjects were read by Dr.
II. G. Morris of Creeton, Dr. L. C. Voss
of this city, Dr G. F. Pugh of Platte
Center and Dr. W. S. Evans of this city.
C. N. McElfresh, L'oyd Swain and F.
11. Abbott, the only guests of the physic
cians. also read papers.
Officers for the coming year were
elected as follows:
Dr. J. C. McKinley, president; Dr.
W. S. Evans, vice-president; Dr. H. G.
Morris, Secretary; Dr. P. H. Metz,
treasurer. Dr. C. D. Evans, Dr. L. C.
Vobs and D. T. Martyn, Jr. were elected
on the board of censors.
The doctors took np the question of
extending the territorial limits of their
society to include six counties.
At the close of the business session
the doctors and their guests repaired to
WiBenstiue's Cafe where one of the best
and most elaborate banquets ever pre
pared in this city was spread. It was
two o'clock when the doctors left the
banquet room. Dr. Lneschen and Dr.
W. It. CorneliiiB of this city were the
only doctors present whose names have
not been mentioned above.
-Vayor Phillipps Makes Appointments
At a meeting of the city council
last Friday night Mayor Phillips
named the appointive officers of the
city for the ensuing year as follows :
Louis F. Ligntner, city attorney;
Dr C H Platz, city physician; J L
Brunken, water commissioner ; Henry
Luers. overseer of streets; August
Sohaok, chief of police ; Mark Burke
and James Nelson, night police. Of
these appointees. Dr. Platz, August
Schack, James Nelson and Henry
Luers held the same Dasitions under
Mayor Dickinson. Thus Mayor Phil
lips follows the precedent set by
Mayor Dickinson. Boettcher and pus
sbly other mayors, of taking, at least
a part of the appointive offices oar of
The council also disposed of the
petitions for an electric light on the
Niewohner corner. It was denied on
the recommendation of the committee.
Three or four other petitions for elec
tric lights were presented and referred
The conrtaot for street sprinkling
for the coming year was let to W. W.
The following resolutions were passed
by Tent No. 55. K O T M at their regu
lar meeting April 24th, 1906.
Whereas: It has pleased the Almighty
in his infinite wisdom to remove from
our midst Sir Knight John T. Albangh
and Whereas: By his death we lose an
esteemed and valued member, and his
relatives lose a kind and loving son and
Therefore be it resolved: That we
tender to the bereaved family in this
their e.d affliction, our deepest sym
pathy: Be it further resolved: That onr
charter be draped for a period of thirty
days and a copy of these resolutions be
spread on our records and a copy sent
to the papers for publication and a copy
sent to the bereaved relatives.
Wili. R. SXEI.Ii
O. C. Talcot
AS. W. COBBETT
YouftE People's Bally
Next Sunday afternoon Mr. Lyon will
speak to young men and yonng women
at three o'clock in the big tabernacle.
Children under fourteen are not invited.
Mr. Patterscn and the full chorus will
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Ghas. H. Dack
The Union Evangelistic Meetings
The series of meetings under the
leadership of Rev. Milford H. Lyon
a-sisted by James W. Patterson,
baritone soloist and director of the
churn", began on schedule time last
Sunday. The Congregational, Metho
dist, Episcopal and Baptist churches
dispensed with all services except
Sundav school at thfir respective
places of warship and met at eleven
o'cloak at the groat tabernacle for
union meeting. A choras of about
Keventv-five voices ha. I been organised
the preceding evening by Mr. Pat
tereon and the music by the chorus
from the new book 'Revival Songs"
just from the press was a very impor
tant feature of the service. Mr. Pat
terson is a very skillful director of
the chorus and no less able a bari
tone soloist. His voice is doep and
rich and under perfect control, f be
selection "Only a Sinner" at the
morning service afforded a real treat.
He will sing at each service during
The sermon by M. Lyon was an
able, scholarly address and was highly
appreciated by the large audience pre
sent. At ihe opening of the service Mr.
Lyon spoke by way nf introduction of
the importance and necessity of spe
cial meetings. He said he came with
no peculiar massage, his theme would
be to urge men to quit sin and to obey
Ohnst The purpose of the work was
to make bad men good and good men
better. He wanted to proclaim the
truth plainly and fearlessly but with
love, "As far as we go" said the
Evangelist," we want to build solid
and sure." We see the importance of
revival in everything else, in agricul
ture, in business, in education and in
politics. There has never been a time
when special religious efforts were
needed any more than in our day.
Lives crowded so full of business,
study, society and pleasure that the
tendency is for Christ and the spiri
tual life to be neglected. The church
of Christ was born in a rivival. It
has been built up largely by revivals.
Over seventy-five par cent of 'the pas
tors of one of the most conservatve
denominations have reported that
they began the Christian life during
special meetings. All he said he
asked in coming into the community
was fair play. It would be wrong
to condemn all evangelists for the
mistakes of some, any more than all
lawyers or merchants or farmers. He
asked not for the sake of the evange
lists or the pastors or the churches,
bat for the sake of our Loid and
Master that the people caucel all so
cial engagements and be willing to
sacrifice time and thousht and
strength for the great work before
us. "These meetings," said the evan
gelist, will be just what you are
willing to make them."
On Sunday evening about a th ns
and people were present. The stir
ring music of the song service could
be heard for olocks. Mr. Patterson
sang very effectively "Only a Sin
ner,". The subject of Mr. Lyon's
discourse was "The Value of a
Soul." A professional man in oar
city remarked at its close that it was
one of the ablest addreses he had
ever listened to. There will be no
afternoon services. This week but
a meeting every evening except Sa
turday at eight o'clock.
A juvenille case-was filed in the district
court this week. The defendants are
Peter Hoffman. John Maslonka and
Herbert Lowery, all about fourteen
years of age. V. A. Mackiu is the com
plainant, alleging that the boys broke
into his saloon, and charging them with
using vulgar and indecent language on
Mary Ann Galligan asks for a divorce
from her hnsbandf John Galligan.
Jobn Linder has filed an attachment
proceeding against Albert Mix.
Judge Ratterman issued marriage
license to two Lindsay coonles last
week: Alex R. Sandberg and Charlotte
U. Carleon; Otto Nathan and Martha
Columbus to the Kescue.
The citzens of Columbus made for
themselves a proud record in their
speedy action to add their mite for
the relief of the San Francisco suffer
ers.. " At 4 :15 on Friday, seventy-five Co
lumbus bnshiess men were called to
order in the coancil chambers by
Mayor Hhillips and at 5:45. just one
houx and thirty minutes later, a car
load of flour stood on the siding wait
ing for the special Union Pacific relief
train from Omabp, which at 10 o'clock
went speeding through Columbus on
its mission of charity At noon on
Saturday, 11145 had been subscribed
aid ano hsr carload of flour and provi
sions was sent westward to feed the
homeless families cf the stricken city.
The people of Columbus were only
a handful out of hundreds of thou
sands throughout the entire country
who got together last Friday, moved
by the one coi nnn impulse of sympa
thy, and they acted much as the citi
zens of other cities acted. There was
nooratory.no fine speaking. 'Every'
man knew what he was there for. It
was simply a question of how and
what. Whether it should be money,
clothing or food and how it could I
despatched the quickest.
Flour was selected as the most
generally nsefnl article as well as the
quickest to get ready and an equal
amount from the two Columbus mills
was ordered, a special prio of $1.90
being made In the second car were
included (200 worth of groceries also
furnished at reduced prices.
The citizens meeting wmch raised
this donation was presided over by
Hon. J. E. North, J. H. Johannes
acting as secretary. The foliciting
committee for the North side was
Carl Kramer, Jonas Welch and Gus
Speiice. For the south side, I Gluck,
Jacob Greisen and JudaeVHensley.
We, the undersigned, do hereby sub
scribe th-- amounts set opposite our
respective names for the relief ot the
suffering people of San Francisco, and
other California points, who were
made destitute by the recent horrible
L Gluck. $50; H. Hughes. $25; P.
E McKillip, $25; Thomas Branigan,
$25 ; G. A. Schroeder, $20 Henry Gass.
$10; Oreisen Bros., $10; J. H. Galley.
$10; William Bacber, $0; J. E.
Kaufman, $10; Columbus Brewing
-Co.. $10; Anton Vogel, $5; W. A.
Way Co., $5: W. N. Hensley. $5;
George A. Hoagland, $5; J. F. Ber
ney, $5; D. Becher, $5; Frisohol
Bros , $5 ; Seth Braum, $5 ; Keating
& Schram, $5 ; J . H. Johannes, $5 :
W. Voss. $5; David Schaff, $5; John
Byrnes, $5; John Graf, $5; S. E.
Marty, $5; William McEver. $5; Dr.
Heintz, $5 ; Jobn Ratterman, $5 ; Dr.
Teising, $5 ; Louis Schreiber, $5 ; Au
gust Runge, $5 ; August Boettcher, $5 ;
F. L. Asche, $3; A. Dussell & Son.
$3; C. M. Gruenther, $3; Robert
Kummer, $2 ; Otto Heuer, $2 : Wil
liam Gassman. $2 ; Otto Kummer, $1 ;
Mark Burse, $1 ; F. H. Rusche. $1 ;
August Merz, $1 ; O. Hinsching. $1;
J. II. Kersenhrock, $1: J. F. Carrig
$1 ; Adolph Leurs. $1 ; L. H. Leavy,
$1; M. M. Rothleitner, $1; J. L.
Brunken, $1 ; C. F. Gleason, tl ; R.
Regann, $1 ; Louis Held, $1 ; J. T.
jox. $1: John Hinkleman, $1: Ernst
& Brook, tl ; Carl Rolle, $1 ; D. M.
Newman, $1 ; James Frazier, $1 ; Ja
cob Glur, 50 cents.
Leander Gerrard, $50; Commercial
National Bank, $50; Columbus State
Bank. $50; First National Bank, $50;
Newman & Welch, $5 ; David Thomas,
fa ; Carl Kramer, $5 ; Hery Ragatz &
Co., $25; J. E. North, $10; Becher,
Hockenberger & Chambers, $25;
EUiott. Speice & Co., $25; L. Lignt
ner. $10; A. M. Post, $10; August
Wagner, $5; L. W. Snow, $10; R. W.
Hobart, $5; Charles H. Dack, $10; G.
W. Phillips, $10; Ed. Rossiter, $2;
Carl Schubert, $5; R. Ramey. $5; O.
N. McElfresh, t5; G. H. Whaley .&
Lehman, $10; E. H. Jenkins, $5; O.
G. Hickok, $2.50; W. S. Fox, $2.50;
J. F. Siems, $10; J. C. Echols $5;
H. B. Robinson, $10; Frank Schram,
2: E. R. Dodds. 5; V. A. Macken,
$2 J. W. Wisentine, $5; H. F. Broad;
fuhrer, $1. Henry Rickert. $5; Cash,
$25 G. W. Elston, $.50; W. A. Mc
Allister, $5; Fred Schultz. $10; John
R. Lurjeluschen, $2 ; O. E. Pollock &
Co., $5; E. H. Naumannn, $2; W. L
Speice. $1 ; A. M. Gray, $5 ; P. J.
Hart, 5; J. E. Paul, $5; A. E. Val
lier, $5 ; Vogel & Moschenross. $5 ; L.
W. Weaver, $2; W. Poesch, $5; A. G.
Lueschen, $2 Ed. J. Niewohner, $5;
Stranger, $5; William Schlitz. $1;
Louis E. Phillips, $5; S. J. Ryan.
$5; F. Herrick, $5; Columbus Cream
Co.. $5; L. G. Zinneoker, $2; A. G.
Stephan, $5; T. Friedhof, $25; John
J. Sullivan, $10; L. C. Voss, $2; G.
R. Prieb. .50; Dr. C. A. Allenb r
er, $5; The Telegram, $10; G. A.
Scott, $10 O. A. Whaley. $5; James
Nevels, 5; Samuel Gass, $5; Hoff
man & Hememan, $3; J. F. Belford,
$1: Carl Rohde, $5; O. C. Talbot, $1;
Elevator Roller Mills A. Jaeggi, $20;
J. C. Friedig, $1; E. Moore, $2;
Hermn C. Person $2; R W. Saley, $2;
Abt & Calto $10 Van Alstine & Davis
$5; P. D.Smith Co. $5; L R. La
tham $5; O. A. Linstrum, $1; Jack
Corbett$l;M. O. Oassm $5; F T.
Walker f 10 ; M. Whitmoyerfl; I. H.
Birtell $1 ; T. H. Saundara $5; A. T.
the subtle beauty of the lily and
it is equally impossible for us to
adequately explain the appearance
Our Cut Glass
The best we can do is to tell yon
that it is artistic beyond the aver
age, that every design is a work of
art and that we can offer surprising
But in order that yon may get n
correct and acenrate idea of our
Cut Glass argument, we invite you
BAA at 4s nVuminn if t Vtl. it
i AJ OCTJ aiy W CAniUIIIC lty Itl fl I -- IV
Then 3'OU,ll besnretobeconvint'tMi
Ed. J. Niewohner
Jeweler and Optician
Schaak $2; Mike Abts $3; Cash $1 ; K.
S. Palmer, $1 ; Arnold F. H. Oehlrich,
$5; Kar Nichols & Co $5; O. J. Gar
low, $5; Jonas Weclh, $10; Sheldon
& Son. $25; R. S. Dickinson, $10; and
Gray Mercantile Co., $21.
Those who read this list ot name.
ehould not infer that those whose
names do not appear were unwilling
to give. The soliciting committee
worked onlv halt a day and those
who chanced to be out of the city or
away from their places of business
had no opportunity to give. The com
mittee has not been discharged yet
but it will accept no further iloim
tions unless it becomes necessary.
At the request nf the committee, the
Jonrnal publishes a detailed list ot
the donations and a report of the re
ceipts and disbursements.
Statement of money received and ex
pended by the California Relief Coin
To cash collected by ubscriitiou. .".... .$lUo.7.r
By bill Columbus Holler Mills IT.VOm
By bill Columbus Elevator Holler Millx. . -t7..0u
By bill Gray Mercantile Co .".I.:U
By bill Keating & Schram :U.7.i
By bill Henry K;igatz & Co -".T.Ti'i
By bill Fred Asche :!2.2".
By bill Echols & Dietrich U iU
By bill cash on hand 7. (.-."
The California Belief Committee by
I. (iluck, Treasurer.
A trainload consisting of sixteen
cars of clothing and provisions, Chi
cago contributed to the San Francisco
sufferers, passed through Columbus
I have pasture for cattle and horses.
Will take them from stock-yards at
Columbus and stock-yards at Genoa on
May 1 and deliverbackjto stock-yards
at end of season. $2.50 a head for
cattle and$3. 75 jforj horses for the
season. Plenty of salt and drnkin?
water. D AVID THO MAS, COLUM
BUS, nebr. ::t
Farm for Sale.
200 acres, 140 improved, balance
pasture. First cla&i buildings. Three
miles north west of Columbus.
Boyd Dawson Stp
OateW bushel 26
Rye V bushel 48
Potatoes V bu 3)
Butter y t. 13 to
Eggs y dozen..... ...... . 12
Property on all Hands
Whose present prices are
bound to increase, puts a man
with a small capital on the
ground floor of prosperity.
We've many desirable lots,
plots and acreage pieces, botli
improved and . unimproved, on
our books, and our knowledge
of their values is yours for the
18th 8k, Columbus, Nebr
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PLATTE GOONTY HISTORY
Thrillin; Fsperioacs of Plattj
CuuJitj- Pioneers ns told ThirtJ
Years igoby I. N. Taylor. Re
printed for Journal Readers fror
the Only Copy of the Story HxSnii
(From week to week the Jonrua
will pnmisb Irom a book written b'
I. N. Taylor, deceased which wn
publised in 1S7I5.
The Physical Pevelopment of
This will include nil the agricultural,
pastoral and commercial interests of tht
count-, aud such public works us have :i
bearing chiefly on these.
Dunnj; the first ten 3 ears, from 1S.";
to SC(, but little attention was sjiven t
agriculture, except in a small way, alonj;
the euiiur.iiit ntrnl, to meet a ilemaud of
the traviiing public. Kver man who
lived on thut road had his market at hi
own door. Uut Fort Kearney. HOmik-b
west, garrisoned by U. S soldiers, was a
good market for corn, o-tts, beans and po
tatoet, 1 or siieh persons as lived off the
road, and many a load did Murray, Sen
ecal. K inke, and others stdl to aiivant
a e at. that place. Some devoted them
selves to cattle and to supply the mov
ing public (Joluuibn had a good meat
market. Very little attention was given
to .vbeat until in 18(IS Fuuicis Hoffman
built the bteam mill, the emptied shell of
which is now the big elevator. To show
how little wheat was raised in lS'JD 7',
Djcker's mill, which went into operation
at that time, was able to grind all thut
was grown for saj 15 miles on all sides'.
From that, time to the present the grain
crops have largely iuerea-ed, so that the
export of gram this ye.ir will be half a
From !S'') to 18Tl the taxable acreage
of the coiintt has gr-iwn fiom only t,iJ5-"
to lbtl.lbU acres,, and ihe nve stock from
oiily'Stt he-id to Il.iW;.
Before INK! there were almost no
export-, far less than the imports certain
I3 for up to that date nearly all of our
Hour was imported. The freight office
shows an export of onlj o8,000 pounds in
October 180(1 Even in the correspond
ing month 'if LSOi there wer. but S2,J0t.
pounds, nearly ill flour ami potatoes
But in October l.S7.".. the railrood tool
away over live million pounds of grain,
and of all experts (yJ'jo.OOO pounds.
Aud it i-. fairly estimated that there will
be in the ratio of two -hundred pounds
in lS7to one ponnd in lSUo".
Again it is estimated that in no year
previous to ISM did the actual business
done by all the merchants, mechanics
and manufacturers, amount to more than
820,000, while it is ascertained that in
1875 the aggregate of such business was
I have this day received from Mr.
.Meagher, she depot agent of the U. P,
the foi'o winy statement for .lune, I87l:
l'assenger business, 81,157.95: Freight
received. cS,S7.57: Express,$lS:i.:!0: Ex
ports in pounds, IS -i:5o",l02; Im
ports in pounds. 1,710,218. This includes
150 cars of gram, 5i,00o bushels. li.
ports besides grain, l:H,102 pounds, and
it is known thai June is one of the light
est business months of the year.
Of these we can make no boast. In
1857 the mammoth nail of Kickly fc Co,
was erected anil for some time was em
phatically the institution of the county.
It was si saw mill, corn gri-t mill, lath
and simigle mill, and propelled by steam
Hi ISiJS n steam !l-ur mill was built by
F. A. liolTiiian. but unfortunately the
foundation of ?he boiler and engine
which were loi-t.teil in a very deep base
ment sank in the quick sand and in 1S09
the mill was abandoned. Becker's mill
on Shell Creek then came into play, and
tins been in successful operation ever
-inco, its business amounting in 1875 to
On Ihe 1th of June 187:!, Charles
Schroder opened bis foundry and car
riage manufactory, and in 1S75 his feed
mill, improvements iu the right direction
and highly useful.
Lust year also came into existenre the
broom factory of Friedtag&Bro., and at
this writing the planing machine of 11
L Cole is in process of construction.
Ever since 1 858, Franz Henggeler, of
Shell Creek has been making Swiss
cheise. His business has grown from
about 10 pouuils a day the first year, to
at'out 50 pounds a day for several years
Tf we now include the boot and shoe
shops, harness shop?, and tin shops of
Columbus, ail is told of our manufacturer
But : 11 i not predicted; For besides the
fine water powers of Shell, and Lookinu
Glass Creeks, the immense hydraulic
force of the Loup yet waits and temptt
whit ever -ingenious and enterprising
capitalists will enrich them: elves an
the country by the manufacture of Hour
cloth, oil and starch.
Highways and Banks
Under the head of physical develop
tuent, properly comes such public im
provements i." directly affect the growth
of business. For the valu and the de
sirability of all the real estate depend
largely on the extent of populati-n ami.
trade in the commenval town or towns
of any country. With a wise reference
to this the rounty Ins cordially united
with the town in the preparation of the
high ways aid all the streams of the
county including the Loup and Platie
rivers have been bridged. The county
People don't have
to be told of the
'vantage of bank
They know it is
the only safe and
sure method of
have not yet learn
ed the loaoin
should take heed
of those who know
will take charge of
your money and
sateguard it as you
cannot. An ac
count there is eas
ily and quickly
opened; just how
easily will be wil
by any of the offi
cials or employees.
Well done is quick
The first National Bank
has about b',000 feet of substantial
bridges and these have made Columbus
the chief commercial center of all Cen
tral Nebraska. This has given to" the
farmers the advantages of advanced
prices for produce and rednced prices
for goods, by stimulating emulation as
well as securing variety and extent of
commerce, and so the whole county is
reaping the profits while it enjoys the
honor of this large aud liberal policy.
In July 1871, Leander Gerrard and
lulius A. lteed opened a bank in the
north side town. Iu May 1874, Abner
Turner and George W. Hulst opened
another on the south side, in August
1875, these two private companies organ
ized under the name of The Columbus
State Bank, with a capitai of 850,000.
Leander Gerrard, President; Abner Tur
ner, Cashier The business is conduct
ed in the line brick building of Turner
& and Hulst opposite the depot. Ths
bank is one of the most nourishing in
from Fritco Relatives and Friends.
Friendu and relatives of Columbus
people in California are beginaing to
receive letters. ,
'"'Judge Post has received a letter
from Mi's. Post at Sama'M onica. Baa
says that the shock Thursday mora
ing was severe at that place, but ao
damage was done.
Miss Florence Whitmoyer wrote to
her parents from Los Angeles the
evening after the disaster at San Fran
cisco She said that the excitement
there was beyond description.
Frank North who was in San Fran
cisco at the time of the dis&ster wrote
briefly to his father, J. E. North,
fie said that it was even worse than
the newspapers had represented it to
be. He lost everything except the
clothes he wore.
Steve Gerber. who was in Oakland,
was slightly injured. The house in
which he was Bleeping, was shakes
down and he was caught under the
Mrs. Forrest Merrill, daughter of
J R. Meagher, who lived on Bryant
St. in the heart of the fire district,
barely escaped with two (ranks of
clothing, she paid 2 to have the
trunks carried four blocks. She with
others was forced to walk the streets
till five o'clock the following day.
Gus Roelle, brother of Carl Roelle
had an eating house, which was to
Lieutenent Charles Palis, whose
father occupied the Baptist pmlpit in
this oity a few years ago, was killed
while dynamiting a building.
A card from Jud&e Ratterssaa's two
sisters in San Franoisco reports thesa
safe and well.
A letter to Mrs. Barney McTaggart
reports the Gondrings safe. The
plaster and chimney of their house
weie shaken down, and one wall of
their new house fell in.
Prsture for Cattle and Horses
For cattle and hcrses, call at F. A.
Olcott's, eleven miles southwest from
Columbus. Terms, 50 cents a month
for cattle and 75 cents for horses.
F. A. Olcott. Route 5, Columbus,
Neb.. Tel. A 1222 fit
I HAVE MOVED
My merchant tailoring
establishment from the
Lee building, on 12th St
to the Reineke building
on 13th St., where I am
better prepared than ever
to make fine clothes for
men. A full stock of
latest weaves in woolens
etc Come in and see.
C. A. LINSTRUM
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