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HENRY RAGATZ & GO,
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town that there is a place where "best of all kinds of
groceries" can be had, and money saved in buying them.
On our shelves? It's the stock of "best of
all kinds of groceries" referred to. It's a
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TIE SERUM MT'L UH.
NEIGHBORHOOD MS MOTES.
From tne ijsaaer.
Work has been resumed on the Mason
ic Temple. The roof is now complent
ed and the windows and front are being
Miss Mary Johnson went to Colum
bus the last of the week where she ex
pects to have an operation performed
for gall stones, which have been troubl
ing her for the past year.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Mollin drove over
to Newman Grove the. last of the week
and spent the Sabbath. Mr. Mollin's
mother's health is in very poor condi
tion. She fell and injured her side last
John Hoges, after getting ready to
move on his farm again this spring,
finally decided to remain in town and
the last of the week purchased the Juli
us Phillips house. He has leased his
farm to Peter Larsen Jr. for a term of
Sheriff B&bb was in the city Tuesday
and took the oldest Lewingwell boy to,
Fnllerton with the object of sending
him to the Reform school. He is accus
ed of eteling money from G. 8. Young.
While only eleven years old he is about
as toagh as yon find them and that the
Reform school is the place for him is the
general verdict. The sheriff had quite
an experience in chasing the kid down,
who in company with his younger
brother ran like a deer and finally craw
led under a bed from which he had to
be dragged out.
Ora Ball and Frank Danf orth played
rather a mean trick on 8am Elm, Ed
Ford and several other Skeedeites the
last of the week. Ors and Frank spent
early a whole day hunting for fish in
the water holes on the bottom at Kent
without finding a blamed fish. That
night they got busy over the telephone
with the result that nearly the whole
Skeede turned out the next day armed
with pitchforks and rakes and went fish
ing for the mate to the 22pound cat fish
which Ora caught (in his mind) the day
before. There has been no blood shed
over the matter up to this writing, but
there had ought to have been.
Mr. George M. Cochran and Miss
Rose Tyler were quietly married at the
home of the bride's nncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph B. Coffin, on Tuesday
morning. The ceremony was solemniz
ed by Bev. W.J. Brient. Only the im
mediate relatives were present and after
a wedding breakfast the happy couple
departed for a wedding tour which is to
include a visit to a number of the near
relatives of the groom, principally in
Kansas. The bride is well known in
Genoa having grown np in our midst,
being the youngest daughter of Mr. and
Wo. Tyler. The groom is one of our
most prosperous farmers and stands
high in the estimation of his friends and
Excitement ran high on our streets a
few hours last Tuesday .evening, caused
by the report that Marioe Brown, daugh
terof Mr. and Mrs. Win. Brown of
Sonth Side aged 14. had;been assaulted
near the railroad bridge, on her way
home from school, by Ferran Cudde
ford, a boy fifteen years old. After be
ing thrown to the ground the little girl
succeeded in escaping from her assilant
with no injures save a few scratches
about the face. Young Cuddeford was
arrested Tuesday evening, but up to the
hour of going to press we have been un
able to learn where he is or what is pro
posed to be done in the matter. We un
derstand, however that the officer in
charge has been keeping him bid for
fear of the results should the infuriated
father learn of his whereabouts. Young
Cuddeford is pretty tough for a boy his
age and something should be done with
him, but wether the whipping post, the
penitentiary or the gallows is a matter
From the Tines.
Citizens of Genoa will
I earry the best of everything
inmyliae. The drinking pub
lic is invited to eosae in and sat
Bev. William Hsnptnun, who tiled the
pulpit of the" CfrsnjrsgslirsMl ennron
here six or seven yean ago, and later
was appointed chaplain of the Kearney
Industrial School for boys. One year a
ago Hanptman appeared in Searchlight,
Nevada, a saining town that is at present
attracting considerable attention on ac
count of rich mines which have recently
been developed. The "little Fsrson,"
as the citiseae of fleamhlight christened
nisa,itocoe gathered the children to
gather and aoon had a Sunday school
doing business. Sundays he preached
to older sinners, and nun who had not
been to church for years went to
him. When the -Little Btrson"
not engaged in religions work he was
out prospecting with other fortune seek
ers and at night studied mining law.
Finally he quit preaching and opened
a law office, and later on, when a rich
find was made on a claim in which he
was interested, assisted in the organisa
tion of the Eldora Mammoth Gold
Mining Co., of which he is now vice
president and chief counsel.
The Killara brothers,! John George
who own 703 acres of land in ' Council
Creek, listed their land for sale with
Julius Phillipps, aad last Friday John
Breese of Columbus contracted topur
commission on the deal will amount to
Front the Demearat,
Mias Lucille Meta who has been
iously ill with! pneumonia the past few
week, is much improved
Fred. Fuchs, Frank Brockhaus and
eon Jos. left on Tuesday of this week
for California to spend a few weeks
visiting friends and relatives sad looking
over the country and seeing the sights.
Mrs. W. H. Tkekoetter and son Frank
have purchased the Mattes residence
property on Main street in the wast pert
of town. This will make them a very
desirable place to live.
MissCeliaPederson left last Friday
night by the way of Norfolk for Pierre,
South Dakota, where she will take up a
residence on a homestead west of the
river. Her homestead is near that of
Miss Mary 8teffs. It will be necessary
for her to live eight month on the claim
before she will be able to secure title to
Max Muetisg is reported in a serious
condition again. For the past week or
so he has been confined to his bed con
tinoualy and it is necessary for somebody
to be near him night and day. Several
of the town people have been taking
turns the last few days in sitting up
nights with the sick man.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J.Luescfaen left en
Tuesday of this week for Hot Springs,
Ark to try the medicinal qualities of
this popular health resort in the hope of
improving Mrs. Lueschen's health. Her
many friends here hope she will find
immediate relief sad that she will return
home fully restored to her good health.
Marty Keen, a nephew of George and
Joe Smith, and George Stillinger, of
Buffalo, N. Y- arrived in town last week
on a few weeks visit. This is the first
trip this far west the young men have
ever made. They express themselves as
being well pleased with the country and
its people and they may decide to remain
Mrs. Seller received word Tuesday
that her daughter, Mrs. Peter Baokee,
of Osmond, . had been taken to Colum
bus to receive treatment at 8t Mary's
J. C Nelson on Lindsay route 1 was
transacting business in town last Satur
day and made his annual call on the
Opinion. Mr. Nelson informed as that
he has purchased a 160 acre farm one
mile from Genoa in Nance county, and
will move onto same about March 1st
He has rented his 80 sere farm south of
town to Frank Morrow.
A business meeting of the Lindsay
band was held Thursday evening of last
week and was well attended. W. B.
Miller was elected secretary to fill va
cancy, and M.J. Weidnerwas elected
librarian and custodian. The treasurers
statement was read a nd accepted, which
showed receipts of $16060 and disburse
ments fo $100.75. It wss decided to
give a grand Easter ball, the date to be
decided upon later. The new constitu
tion and by-laws were read and signed
by all members present. ,
From The Post.'
F.J. Smith left Tuesday moraingfor
Spring Branch IJL, in response tea
message announcing the serious illness
of his mother.
M. J. Ducey has this week purchase
one of the up-to-date dray wagons which
will enable him to handle dray aad bag
gage business in a more satisfactory
Mrs. Lew Waal and childreu left for
their future home at Peoria, Bi, Wed
nesday morning after a abort visit with
the Ducey 's.
EdWeidaar of near 8t. Bernard pur
chase the Eton Swaneon rwidauua the
first of the week, consideration $1,300.
Mr. Weidner intends to move to town
about the first of 'April when he will
take the position of engineer at the ele
etrio light plaat.
Mies Josie Clother was taken quite
suddenly fll last Monday, sad since then
Mrs. M. J. Morris arrived here Sunday
from New York city, called by the Alness
of her mother. Mrs. Than. Iivsuth. k u
Mrs. P. F.
vistt front her
A. M. POST
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Columbus, - Nebraska..
ATTORNEY AT JLA W
Columbus, - - Nebraska.
and baby, from Columbus. Mrs. New
man will join her husband at Wheat
land, Wyoming, hv a few weeks, where
he has purchsned n iaefarm. We wish
Joe Frevert arrived here on Sunday
noon's train from his hetna near Burke,
a p. He reports the family all well,
happy and contented. Says they have
had plenty of anew and cold weather
tide winter. Having some business to
attend to he wm remain a week or ten
Mr. Frederick Hobheasiefken died at
the home of his son Henry, two mfles
south of town, at 11:30 last Friday, Feb
ruary 15th, aged 78 years and 10 months,
Deceased had been totally blind for the
past twenty years. The funeral was con
ducted from the German Baptist church
in Platte Center on Sunday, and the re
mains were laid to rest in Shell Creek
cemetery, east of town, beside those of
his wife, who died some two years ago.
Last Friday the five-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. George Maokey was kicked
by one of hie father's horses, which was
running loose in the yard, and a gash out
in his forehead, making a frightful took
iag wound and laying the bone bare. It
took nine stitches to close the wound.
The lad displayed remarkable grit dur
ing the operation, sitting hi his father's
lap and never uttering a whimper while
the physioisn was performing the work.
He will probably carry a ecar during
life, to remind him of what happened to
him "when he was a boy."
Last Friday afternoon a man named
Fred Blessen, living on one of Henry
Gearing's farms, met with a very peinfnl,
in fact very near fatal, wound from the
accidental discharge of a shot gun. He
went into the timber to cat wood, takiag
his gun with him, and leaning it against
a tree. When he had his wagon loaded
he reached for the gun and one hammer
caught on the tree, the gun was dis
charged and the load passed through his
left shoulder. He ran to Mr. Gehring's
house, a quarter of a mile. Dr. Pugh
wm telephoned for, and upon his arrival
he dressed the wound temporarily aad
had the man taken toTarnov in time to
eateh the freight train, on which he was
taken to Columbus for treatment at the
hospital, the doctor accompanying him.
At the hospital it was found that the
charge had torn a hole clear through the
shoulder, just inside the joint. A plas
ter cast was applied and these seems to
be a good chance for the patient's re
covery, but with a stiff shoulder. Bles
sen is a man leas than thirty years of
age, with a wife and two or three chil
dren. He has been in this country but
about two years.
Frost The fltatwmm.
up from Colum-
bus on Friday last.
Geo. Irving has commenced to move
his grain, machinery, etc., onto the Franz
Fredricks farm, which he will occupy
The Royal Highlanders gave a fare
well supper at their meeting, whkh was
largely attended, on Wednesday evening,
in honor of Mr. and, Mrs. Geo. H. Palma
teer and Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Craig. Mr.
and MraPalmateer moves to Ho wells as
soon as they can get a vacant house
there. Mr. and Mrs. Craig have not as
yet decided on their new location.
James Jackson met with an accident
last Sunday afternoon that will lay hum
up for some time. He went to Peters
burg on Saturday evening to spend Sun
day with a lady friend. Sunday after
noon being pleasant, they went out for a
drive; the team in some way became
frightened, and, in their sudden start,
broke the doubletree, and pulling Mr.
Jackson out of the buggy. He fell in
suck a way as to break one of the bones
of his right arm at the wrist, and also
breaking hie nose in several places.
The team got loose from the buggy, but
was later caught. The young lady re
mained in the buggy and was not injured
in the accident. Mr. Jackson's injuries
were attended to by a physician, and on
Tuesday morning he returned home,
accompanied by his lady friend, Miss
Float the Beptblicaav
J. M. Bryan and family leave this week
for Emporia, Kas., where they will make
their future home. Mr. Bryan hauled
hie machinery and household goods to
Columbus and shipped from there over
We invito all who i
steak, aad the very best oats of
aii otaer meats to can at our
market on Eleventh street. We
also handle poultry and fish end
oysters in season,
Telephone No, L - Columbus, Neb,
H. 8. Dunlas returned last Friday
Bsnfcnell, BL, where he accompan
ied his mother. He was compelled to
return via Grand Island on account of
the flood damaging the tracks on the
main line of theUahm. Pacific.
John Traelove loaded hie cars of emi
grant nwveabies and, accompanied by
hie eon Fred, left Monday evening for
his new home in Emporia, Kas. He was
delayed here eeveral days on account of
the hoed making it impossible to run
trains on the main line..
Carl Gertsoh hi taking treatment at the
Hot Springs in Arkansas, Be was over
heated last summer, which caused a
blood trouble. As Carl was a favorite
with the young people, his many friends
with for his speedy recovery and will be
plsassd to see him come back.
Lest Friday evening about thirty
Woodmen and. their families arranged a
farewell reception for John Truelovesnd
family, prior to their leaving for their
Kansas borne. For a number of years
Mr. Traelove held the office of venerable
consul of Monroe camp, and as a token
of esteem the members presented him
with a gold watch.
Jacob Dittner and Fred Lapp, who
lived a mile west of Monroe, had a nar
row escape from drowning in the flood
Tuesday. They were hunting on Ben
son Island and did not notice the water
raise, aad when they attempted to get
out they were compelled to unhitch
their horse and then swim out them
elves. They lost their gun and shoes,
aad escaped with a good wetting in the
Last Friday morning Ed Dubrava's
farm residence, northeast of town, came
very nearly betas: destroyed by fire;
shortly after the kitehea fire had been
started Mrs. Dubrava detected the smell
of burning wood, aad called her husband
who was at the stable. He at once be
gan to look for the fire and discovered
that the roof of the kitchen was burn
ng. Prompt auction by the neighbors
in forming a bucket brigade saved the
main part of the building, but the
kitchen was badly scorched.
The farmers on the north part of the
route can hardly talk of anything but
the new railroad and where the new
town will be located. They have not as
yet decided oa the name but the city
directory will read like this, so the
rumor goes: Bob Humphrey, saloon;
Henry Lohoff, butcher; J. T. Evans, P.
H. Albers and John Borches, brewery;
J. Hughes, groceries end dry goods; Geo.
.Lamb, hotel; Jim Thomaxin, real estate;
a. AlDBCS, jr., ana u. aiigue, uvwy wu
feed, and the Misses Albers and Hughes,
millinery. The oncosts of the city will
be elected soon.
On Thursday. February 14, at noon,
at the castor's house, occurred the
wadding of Mr. Boy S. Thurston and
Miss May A. Zlegler, the ceremony be
ing performed by their pastor, Joseph
W.Anealhand witaessed by relatives.
After a wedding dinner at the bride's
home, at which members of the families
gathered, the happy couple left on the
afternoon train for their new home at
Primrose, Nebr. Both will be greatly
missed from Monroe, and will be follow
ed by the best wishes of a bostof friends
The bride especially has been unusually
active and efficient in Sunday school,
church and Endeavor work, and where
ever her help was needed.
Tuesday evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. John Potter occurred the mar
riage of their daughter Lucy, to Mr.
Harry G. Hill, Promptly at 8 o'clock,
aa the wedding march was played by
Mrs. Fred Hill, the couple entered the
room between white ribbons held by the
little twin girls, nieces of the bride, and
took their places near the bay window,
which was beautifully decorated with
smilsx, ferns and white roses. Bev. Dr.
Westoott of Columbus performed the
beautiful and impressive ceremony of
the Episcopal church. The bride wore
a beautiful gown of white swiss trimmed
in valeneoeins lace, and carried white
roses. After congratulations the guests
were invited to partake of a bountiful
repast which had been prepared for the
occasion. Only relatives Nand intimate
frienda were present. The bride and
groom have been residents of this locality
from childhood end have the respect and
esteem of all, aad their host of fiiends
join in extending congratulations.
Costly teats In Parliament.
The 1,273 candidates who sought po
litical honors at the last general elec
tion, according to London Answers,
paid $5,800.M0 for the privilege. They
polled between them 5,845,104 votes,
so that each vote cost one dollar.
The dearest seat in the house of
commons was that won by J. H. Beth
ell, who sits for the Romford division
of Essex. He paid $19,200 for the
honor, but as he polled 21,534 votes,
the cost of each was below the aver
The cheapest seat In the house for
which the owner had to fight was that
held by John J. Mooney, the member
for Newry, who paid $600 for the 802
votes he obtained. His opponent's
73$ votes cost him $1,860.
Kelr Hardle'a and Will Thome's ex
penses amounted to $1,860 and $3,940
respectively. Mr. Balfour's unsuccess
ful contest at Manchestetr cost him
1 understand that the Rev. Mr.
Goodings Is considered to have very
"He hasn't any. Once he lost a call
ton large church in Philadelphia. He
was Invited over there to preach, and
roared out his text twice in a loud
vote: 'Awake, thou that aleepest.'-
Net Such a Feel After AIL .
A theological student supposed to
ha deficient In Judgment was asked by
In the course of a class ex-
"Prey. Mr. K, how would you dis
cover a fool?"
"By the enesttons he would ask,
wa tha rather stssaiag reply.
Is always determined by the quality of ma
terial and the manner in which they are
made. If you would have the kind that
wear well, look well and retain their shape,
see to it that they contain the quality and
workmanship that makes them dependable.
The class of Merchandise sold by us.
Men are interested now in our
Salt hundreds of pairs of best makes now
25 to 33 1 DISCOUNT
All $2.00 and $2.50
Trousers now . .
All $3 and $3.50 trons-now-
Everyone of which was a good value at the
regular price. They are yours at
the above prices.
The Hauser Glove is the most dependable
on the market for railroad men, mechanics
The above cabinet is finished in satin
walnut and has the best bin on the mar
ket We also carry a full line in white
219-23 West 11th
In Effect March 1st to April 30th
Go the Mountain Way. Insist that your ticket reads via
Colorado Midland Railway.
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east 01 me riTcr siiguuy mgner.j
Ask F. L, PEAKINS. General Agent. 219 8. llth Street. Omaha.
HOBELL LAW, General Agent, Mi Sheidley Building. Kansas City.
or yonr own local agent on any railroad, or
6. W. SPEE. General Passenger Agent, Denrer, Colorado.
All $4, $4.50, $5
All $6, $6 50, $7
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