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Consolidated with the Ootumbui Timef April 1,1904; with the Platte County Argus January 1, 1906.
VOLUME XXXVII. NUMBER 24.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 12. 1906.
WHOLE NUMBER 115.
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Oar patrons the benefit of lorg
experience is natters financial.
ye assure l hem utmost cour
tesy aad as liberal accommoda
tions aa are within the bounds
No better guarantee of onr
f ar-Boial stability can be had
than our laat printed statement
If yon have not sees it or are
not familiar with onr banking
home, we shall take pleasure
ib supplying you with a copy.
Large or email accounts wel
come. GImiiUhu Stats Bank
The loyal Hiwaiiaa land
The Royal Hiwaiian Band, which
played a very successful engagement at
the Omaha Auditorium, in July last,
will return for a second week at the
Auditorium, beginning September 17th
and closing Saturday September 22nd.
ThU superb musical organization pre
sents the most popular program of in
atrcmeatal aad vocal music ever heard
ia Omaha. The band alone would be a
drawing card, but when the Olee Club
aad soloists are coupled with it, this
great organization of Hiwaiians easily
oatatrip any other musical organization
that has ever been herrd in this conntry.
Their singing of their own nr be songs,
is something that will be remembered
for a lifetime.
The Hiwaiians will give two concerts
each day during the week and popular
prices wdl prevail. Seats may be re
served by addressing J. M. Gillan,
Manager. Omaha Auditorium. Matti
aees will be given at 230 each afternoon
and evening.concerts at 8:30 P. M.
J. L Tombs, B. W. Durbin, Wigo
Foagh, Verne Gilpin. Hamilton Hall,
.A. Jonger, WJ P. Kimball, John Krumm
Bart Millor, Telley Nolsban, Ben J.
Person and Bwiee Reeves.
jGrlaasee fitted according to
latest scientific methods of
New York hospitals.
PansMwHlj keatfi it Wiwiii.
Die lids Wide WoU
may aafold its many attractions
to you ia dif ereat ways, but no
spot btilds BBore attraetioas
thaa, the cozy home
raa call their owa.
maay. homelike cottages aad
i in aad around
that you can buy
as-at low prices aad
arms, aad maay pretty
lots aad plots to build them on.
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Beadqaarters Union Gaatp No. 184.
Sobs of Veterans
Oolumbus, Neb..-September 8, 1908.
Beaoiatioaa adopted by Uaioa Gamp
Wo. 184. Nebraska Division Boas of
Veieraas D. 8. A.
Whereas : It has pleased Almighty
Ood the Divine Oommaader of the
Universe,- To take away from oar
raaks Brother K. H Jenkins division
Be it Reeolved: That by his death
we hare lost a loyal, apright brother,
resaeoted by all of his associates aad
devoted to the order of the Sobs of
Veteraas; aad be it,
Besolved, That ia this bereave
meat we aaite ia ezteadiag oar jsia
oerest sympathies to his lored oasa.
oommeadiag them to the Divine
Baler aad Oomforter of all in this,
their sad bereavement and be it,
Resorted. That tne chatter of this
camp be draped ia movraiag for a
period of thirty days ia respect to
the memory of oar deoeased brother ;
Also be it farther, Bwolved. That
these resolutions be entered apon the
minutes of this camp, aad that a oopy
be forwarded to the family of oar de
H. W. Westbrook,
A. L. BoUias.
Bert J. Galley.
Dear Sister aad Father:
Yoa ask how the stores differ here.
Well they don't have a mala place to
go tradlag here. The stores are all
over aad oa a small scale. The people
sell in front of the house aad live ia
the back aad ap stairs. The railroads
here are small aad the track looks so
little. They doa't go nearly as fast aa
oar trains aad one car is divided into
three parts. I am going maagUag
tomorrow. They iron very little here.
They, have a place through oat the
town where the people mangle. There
are two big rollers whioh the clothes
are wrapped around and a heavy box
the size of a wagon box, is turned
over these rollers, about two or three
times. One woald think it would
tarn hard bat it don't. Before 1
went I thoaght they had big iron
rollers, and they were heated by Are.
But it is all made from" wood
there is ao fire as this box 1
in, that weigh a coaple of thoasaad
August 1, 190?.
Dear Brother Fred:
We have been visiting the differ-
eat mountains around here. The
towaa are close together and there are
roads leading from one town to anoth
er; so yoa can walk to the different
towns. There are guest houses on the
mountains, that is he largest oaes.
aad so when one is oat oa a tour from
one place to aaother bae can stop in
get a driak and rest. A good
iy people go oat on bicycles here.
I have never seen so maay.
The soldiers are going to have some
kiad of performances on bicycles here
this month. We weat to a sammer
resort called lybia. There ia aa old
castle there where the Knights lived
in olden times. The place is in the
aaoaataias aad there is a stone walk
or way called the Blag way around
the castle. We hired a baggy aad
weat oat there. One can get as far
here ia a baggy, m with the traia.
The trains are so slow aad small.
The towaa are so don aad they stop
at so maay places. I heard that the
clothes had been stolen from some
bodys Une here. They say they steal
awfally here. Aroaad Christmas they
amy they steal the oats, as they are
aioe aad fat. to fry for Christmas.
They eat horse meat here aad bologBV
made from the meat. At the Schiees
sea last, week they had two booths
where oae ooald get horse saeat. The
SohisssBB lasts three davs. They have
everything to sell, aad ail kinds of
shows. The second night they have
fire works. We had a fiae time.
The men here have to pay two and
one half cents every tf me they daace.
The first time I danced I got so dissy
I ooald hardly stand ap. Theyjast
keep a goiag round aad roand. The
farms here are right ia town. The
people sell right in the houses,
live ia oae part. Of course ia
cities it is like at home Bat they
haven't nay of the large show wia
dows like they have ia America. , I
saw one real American store. That
is, oae like the big stores where they
seU everything. Here the store most
ly deal ia oae line of thinga. Iaadry
goods store ia Dresden you can't get
stockings aad it is that way ia a good
maay other things. They have aa
American qaarter ia Dresden and they
oslebrato the Fourth of July. We
ware m Gross Schoaaa so it was as
dead as ia Coiambas'whea they don't
celebrate. ' Gertrade Ellas.
Rev. L. R. DeWolf went to Albion
this morning to marry Mr. R. S. Hatch
iason and Lucilla Babbitt, Tonight
upon his return he will oSeiate at the
aurriage of Miss Anaa Bcyd and Mr.
Fred Webber, at the home of the bride's
We thaak you f or yoar patronage
and hope you will lad oar goods aad
service no satisfactory that yon will
contaaae to trade with as.
It is oar desire to please oar cus
tomers aad we shall deem it a favor
if you will report any dissatisfaction.
We appreciate your trade aad you
can be assured that wo shall en
deavor ia every way to coaaerve yoar
Oars is a growing business aad for
that reason we are eoastaatly im
prooing our store aad increasing oar
When goods in oar line are needed
we hope yon will eome here for them.
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6has. II. Dack
Mrs. Charles Hadaoa has
loasly Ul for several days.
Mrs. Charles Mullea aad daughter
of Omaha are guests this week at the
home of Mr. aad Mrs. M. D Karr.
Mirs Mary Higgias of Omaha who
has been a gaest at the Hesudey hosse
for several weeks, returned home Fri
Mrs. Olsen retaraed to her home in
Omaha last week after a visit of
several months with her parents Mr.
aad Mrs. M. D. Karr.
John M. Dineea the hastling real
estate jaaa from Madison was ia this
city between tiaias yesterday renew
ing old aoqaaiataaeee.
All of Dave Sohaff's force was ia
town the first of the week getting
ready to open ap on the farmers all
aloag the line, on the tree basiaess.
Garrett Halst who has been in Co
lambas the past week retaraed to
Omaha Tuesday and will leave the
last of the week for his home ia Los
Mr. aad Mrs. Walter Batter of Oe
dar Rapids were visiting O. D. Bat
ter and family here this week. Mrs.
Carl Retake, Mrs. Batter's mother,
retaraed home with them for a short
Mr. aad Mrs. A. Height who have
been liviag ia San Diego for
than a year, delighted their ni
Oolambas friends lastMonday by Te
tanias here for a two months visit.
Mr. Height's health has not been the
best for 83veral months but is im
proving. Mr. Maaro aaaoaaoes that next Sun
day evening he will resume the even
ing preaching, the subject for that
time being. "Is the Bible oat of
Date?" Ia the morning he will
preach on "The God-oonscioasaem of
Christ. being the third in the series
"Standing Ground for Confidence."
The evolation of the Swedish
American type of drama is shown in
the latest addition to the list of Swe
dish plays, "Tilly Olson", anderlined
for eatly presentation ia this city.
Heretofore the male sex has oome in
for all the heroics, bat this time the
tables are tamed and the play-wright
has made one of the fair sex of Swe
dish nativity the principal character
in the drama. "Tilly Olson" is n
bright aad amasiag yoaag Swedish
girl, odd and eooentrio in her actions
bat withal a charming aad lovable
type of oharaoter. The piece is a re
freshing comedy of theNorthweet aad
abounds in laaghs. A haadsome
sceaio environment and a capable oast
have been provided by the manage
stent Miss Emily rioksoa will play
the title role. At the North opera
Keatiag & Schram's delivery team
driven by Chaaacy Hagel became un
manageable when near the Columbus
Cream Co's Building on Olive St. Friday
afternoon and- succeeded ia getting
away from their driver. After running
through the business portion of towa
they were finally caught at. the. Braai-
gan barn doing-no -gnu damage to
themselves or the conveyance to which
they were attached.
LOW PUKES OH LOW SHOES
All $3.50 low shoes now $3.00
All $2.50. low shoes now $2.00
All $2,00 low shoes now $1.75
All $1.75, low shoes now $1.50
These are all New, Snappy Late Styles.
We .MPe also nraking' a still
greater reduction on all
tan shoes and oxfords
ia towa Monday.
1 William Welch of Monree was
the city yesterday on basiaess.
Miss Hasel MoKelvey of FnUertoa
was the gaest of the Misses Gregorias
dariag the past week.
Mrs. John Marolf of Leigh was a
caller at the office last week, he says
crops are looking fine around Leigh.
Mrs. Jennie Bathbaa who has been
a gaest at the Jarmia mansion went
overlaad to her Osceola haaas oa 8aa
day. ' Mr. aad Mrs. G. B. Ltabaagh are
the proud parents of a daughter, who
took np her abode at the Loshbaagh
Mr. Franz O. Nelson formerly of
Columbus, bat now located at Paso
Bobles, Calif., was a caller at the
Joaraal offioe last Tharsday.
There will be German preachiag in
the Baptist charch 8aaday at 3 p m.
Bev. J. M. Hoeffln. German State
Missionary will oooapy the palpit.
It may be of interest to the people
to know that Evangelist Lyon and
singer Patterson are engaged in a
series of tabernacle meetiags at Blair.
Robert Pease and wife of near Osceola
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick
Spints over Sunday, and they report,
like every one else, that their crops are
Mrs. E. R. Browne and little son
Roger J., of Omaha are visiting in
denfiitely at the home of Mn.
Browne's parents, Jndge and Mrs.
W. N. Hensley.
Mrs. J. E. Nichol of Omaha was a
visitor in Columbus last week. Mr.
Nichol will spend a few weeks with his
daughter Mrs. Morrow at Lindsay be
fore returning home.
Harry Young a former Oolambas
Business College stadsnt passed thru
here Monday on Jiis way to McCook,
to resume work, after a short vacation
with his parents at Genoa.
Mr. Ed Hwoboda the "Baggage
mister" and gentleman that carries
the mail from the postoffioe to the
traia at Osoeola was over here oa
Monday visiting Holly Mills and other
Mr. aad Mrs. Frank Anderson, (nee)
Edna Welch have been over to see the
pareats of Mrs. Aaderson.Mr. and
Mrs. J. R.Welch, for the first tlsae
siaoe their marriage here a few
There will be no preachiag services
ia the Methodist charch Sanday aa
the pastor. Rev. L. R. DeWolf leaves
Thursday morning to attend confer
ence at Central City. Saaday sohool
will convene nt the usual hoar.
Quite a number of the friends of Mr.
and Mrs. O. E. Mickey of Osceola, who
are living at Columbus, have received
cards of invitation to attend their
fifteenth wedding anniversary that
takes place at Osceola next Monday
evening September 17th
Last Friday night as Mrs. S. M.
Torrance was lighting the gasoline
lamps in the drag store, some alcohol
oa the generator fell on her face and
front of her dress, in a blazing condi
tion. Bat for the presence of Mrs.
Art Roth, thiags might have beea
more serious. As it was. Mrs. Tor
raaoe was badly burned but like tne
brave little woman she is, she has
tried to keep her trouble to herself.
Sand is glad to chronicle the fact that
she is recovering from her injaries.
8ilver Creek Sand.
William Gamble the lad who
been held in the county jail for
breaking into the drug store of L.
H. Leavy about tea days ago aad
who was turned over to Jadge Batg
termaa last week awaiting a heariag
Tharsday whioh was to determiae
whether or aot he should be confined
in the State. Beform Sohool, tarns oat
to be aa escaped inmate of the Boys
Beform School of St. Charles. UL,
and Chief Schaok, apon the presen
tation of the proper papers tamed.
the boy over yesterday to the Illinois
officers. The boy's name is aot
Gamble, as he cave it. bat William
Auctioneer Brace Webb of
"A thing of
beauty is a
A joy forever is
one of onr
Ed. J. Nlewohner
Jeweler and Optician
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Maker of Lin
coln are visiting relatives ia Platte
Center this week.
William Bipp and Mrs. H. Grstsen
received the sad news last Tharsday
of the death of their brother-ia-law.
Mr. Frye of Stuart. Mr. Bipp and
Mrs. Grelsea started at once for
Stuart to be ia attendance at the
funeral whioh was held Saturday.
Messrs. Henry and Fred Bipp of this
place were visiting ia Stuart at the
time of Mr. Frye's death.
A game of baU was played Sanday
between Wattsville and Platte Center
resalttag ia a score of 10 to 7 ia
favor of Platte Center.
The Mimes MoTajrgart of Columbus
who have been visiting in Platte Cen
tor the past few days returned home
T. & Hoare oat two of his fingers
quite badly last week while opeaing a
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S. B. Alloa who has been viaitiag
ia Wisconsin, Michigan aad Illinois
for the past five weeks retaraed home
Quito a delegation of Platte Center
people attended the Berge speeoh as
Oolambas Monday evening.
William O'OaUaghaa wiU depart
this week for South Dakota where he
iateads to remain until he proves ap
on his homestead.
Joha Maher has improved his bar
ber shop by the addition of new
paint and paper.
The band boys wiU give a daace at
the onera hoase Friday eveaiag for
the benefit of the organisation.
Miss Margaret Dtaeea visited at
her home near Oconee Sunday.
Miss Tillle Kuakle of Schuyler is
vistlng the Keaaessey family this
S. M. Bond visited in Platte Center
Monday aad Taesday.
Plowing. for wheat aad rye still
Henry Smith, Charles Smith, Clint
Stevenson aad John Hosner were
tradlag, at Columbus Saturday.
Adoiph Biokert Is all smiles those
days occasioned by the arrival of
his wife aad two daughters last Sa
turday from au extended visit ia
Illinois.' Mrs. Linda Koeger accom
panied her home and will spend the
fail with relatives here.
Mlas Isabella Klaok is enrolled as a
student at Bellvae ooUege Osaaba
J. W. Kendall aad son fiaiahed pat
tag ap a fiae crop of hay near this
plaoe last week.
John Oifchner and family enter
tained n large company of guests Sun
day at their commodious home north
west of town
Bart 8tevenson is erecting n saoond
t to Hamphrey this
G. BSpeioe made a trip to Genoa
Mim Amy Mahood returned Saturday
from a three weeks visit with friends
and relatives at PoatviUe and Palestine.
Fin. Howard and his University
friend, Mr. Abbott went o Genoa to
day to eater the local tennis tonma-
Mr. Patriok Roberts aad Mim Nora
eauessey of Platte Center will be
married the first of aext week at the
Platte Center Oatholio oaaroa.
Judge Batterman issued marriage
licenses last week as follows: Bernard
L,' Weinboff and Anna Mary Hainan of
Hamphrey; Bollo B. Laughlin of Co
lumbus and Lottie Collins of Cedar
Rapid; Fraak McCarville aad Kathar
ine R. 8emKck of Lindsay; Alfred E.
Olson of Newman Grove aad Julia J.
Frederickson of Liadsay; Peter L. Muff
of Omaha aad Angela G. Bedingerof
Hamphrey; Fred A. Weber aad Anna N.
Vet Ferfsttinf Tha CaiMren
Provisions for the re-opening of the
San Francisco schools have presented s
problem of extraordiaary magnitude
but the situation has been met with
energy characteristic of the Ndw Sun
Francisco. Twelve temporary struct
ures have been erected, and ten more
are in course of construction.
Monday July 23rJ. was an vontful
day in the history of the public schools
An enrollment of 27,000 is reported by
the authorities a much larger percent
age of the former registration of 40,000
than was expected. The number has
steadily increased this week, and it is
expected that before the term is over
the number of young ''twigs" under
going the bending process of our public
school system will nearly approach the
The reduced attendance is accounted
for by failure of many children to re
port immediately owing to change of
address and location. Others have
temporary homes in nearby towns, their
parents only waiting the rebuilding of
their homes to Verame their residence
in San Francisco.
Aid for the rebuilding of the schools
is coming in from all parts of the
United States, in sums large and small.
The spirit of generosity displayed will
make a permanent impression upon the
minds of the children of the fire
blighted oity, and contribute greatly to
the developement of brotherly love and
J. . Baker.
9 J. N. Baker from six miles east of
St. Edward died last Moaday morn
ing at 8t. Mary's hospital, from
a disease of the bowels after
an illness of two months aad was
buried at eleven o'clock this morn
ing from the Palestine church, Bev.
Olmer offioiiating. Mr. Baker was
born in Penasylvaaia sixty-one years
go. Ia 1873 he came to Nebraska
and took a homestead. The grass hop
pers drove him backNto Iowa but he
retaraed again in 1878. He leaves
four brothers. Oae of them, P. L.
Baker of Oakdale aad A. G. Rolf of
St. Edward came to Oolambas Taes
day to accompany the body home.
John Peter Ahte.
John Peter Abts. another old settler
of Oolambas is dead. He died at the
home of hia. daunter. lira. (Vfalf
Patsoh. last. Monday after aa ill-
aces of five months aad will be buried
Tharsday morning at a. m. from
the Catholic charch of this city.
Mr. Abts was bora in Basseldorf,
Germany. July 5. 1833. In 1857 he
came to America having married
previous to leaviag. Mim ElizabeUi
Greenback. He settled first ia Foaa
taliTOUy, Wisconsin bun came ia
1869 to Nebraska, settling in Cedar
county. In 1877 he came to Platte
coanty aad has lived most of the time
sinoe ia Oolambas. His wife died ia
1899. He ia survived "by eight chil
drea, thirty-three grandchildren and
one great graadohild. The children
will all be present at the funeral.
They are: Mrs. Maggie Stulze,
Morris, la.; Mrs. Odelia Putsch,
Henry W Abts, Mike Abts, Chris
tina Abts aad Joha P. Abts of Oo
lambas; and Arnold Abts and Mrs.
Elizabeth Stupbel of Sioax Oity.
Another Platte County pioneer has
passed to his final rest.
Rudolph Kummer, who settled in
Platte county in I860 died of paralysis
last Thursday morning at the 'home of
his son, Otto Kummer, on East Tenth
street, where the funeral was held on
Saturday ,-Rev. Newmarker officiating.
Rudolph Kummer was born on July
25, 1836 in Canton Berne. Switzerland.
He was married in 1850 and in 185!),
with his wife came to America, living
for five years in Cincinnatti and other
Ohiocities. In 1860 they came to Col
umbus and in 1863 took a homestead
three miles west of Columbus on the
Loup river. In 1871 they moved to
Polk county where they lived till 1893
when they returned to Columbus to live.
Mrs. Kummer died in February 1905
and since that time Mr. Kummer had
lived with his son Otto. Mr. Kummer
performed military service in Switzer
land, having served from 1847 to 1849 as
a sharpshooter in the Swiss army.
He accumulated considerable prop
erty in this country. Besides his farm
he owned considerable city property,
having built Maennerchor Hall and
several other buildings on Eleventh
He had been in poor health for several
years and was confined to his bed for
fourteen months previous to his death.
He suffered five strokes of paralysis, the
last one causing his death.v He leaves
four sons, Robert and Albert of Polk
county, Rudolph Jr. of Bed Cloud, Ne
braska and Otto of this city.
We hereby extend thanks to our
neighbors and friends 'who so kimlly
proffered aid and sympathy during the
laat illness of our father, Rudolph Kum
mer. Robert Kummer' ' r
: , Rudolph Kummrk, Jr.
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A LARGE SUM
of moueyabout the house or omen is a
constant 'source of danger. There ia
always the risk of thieves or fire. Yoa
owe it to yourself and family to avoid
such risks. Put your cash ia
The First NatrMal Bank
There t will be safe from both fir
and thieves and'be just as convenient to
use as if yoa had it in your pocket. -Think
Jndge Saaaders hands the Joaraal
the following report of the Method
charch lor the past year: The past
year baa' beea the best that thn First
Methodist Episcopal oharoh hern has
had in its history of mora than thirty
years. When Presiding Elder Doctor
Millard came here six years ago.
oharoh had to depend oa the
ary soslety to pay its preacher. Sinoe
Bev. L. B. DeWolf has been ttm pas
tor it has grown wonderfully during
the conference year. They have lost
by letter 14 ; by removal without let
ter 5; deceased. 3; have added daring
the year by letter 17; 'from other
churches A; recieved from probation
9; admitted to probation 44; present
total membership 364; net gain 38:
paid for sapport of pastor, presidiag
elder and Bishop, 11114. Benovel
ences, $2344. Current expenses, 9286;
Tabernacl meeting,, approximately
f400; making n total of $2144.
"GALLAGHER SIOIE HOUSE"
Opposite of U. P. Depot
'Only the best grades
and Leading brands sold.
Have you tried- the.
famous Nicaragua, New
York Specials and the.
Call and let us con
Forry-foar years have
the Homestead law
years have gone sinoe the
ties came to Ooli
ooantv. Homesteads are still being
proved np on here aad the way it
came aboat it that a settler
taae a homestead, hold it
years, tarn it into n timber
hold it five years longer.
render, it some one else woald take
it for a consideration, and hold it
jast as long as possible, no taxes to
be paid oa it aatil a deed wise given
by the government or the feUow
proved up. The land was worth from
$1.25 to S3 50 an acre, when taken bat
now it is worth from $75 to $100 an
TsBaW-ssmil Clltntt SO txrtker
2SSLSSSSSSSZ toward giv-
inga man a genteel appearance than
any othar one thing. If your clothes
are made by Linstrum they're right
in every particular.There is a distinc
tive differenre between the tailored
suits and th ready-made. To wear
one of our nuts is to appreciate the
c. l lustm
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