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Consolidated wi'd thfr Rumbus Times April 1, 1904; with the Plfttte County Argus January 1, 1906.
VOLUME XXX V1U. NUMBER 14.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1907.
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Dr. J. W. Term
Beat Engine Optteal Oflices
! The Wert
in the front rooms over Pollock
at Co. 'a Drug Store. Will be in
Columbus offices Sunday, on
day, Tuesday and Wednesday of
each week. Spectacles and eye
glasses scientifically fitted axd
repaired. Eye Glasses adjusted
to any nose.
Or. Mark T. MsMshon. dentist
Aa atscrtsaent of fudges 10 cents a
Mist Winnie Gorman of Silver Creek
is a guest this week of Mrs. Sam Gam Jr.
Miss Lottie Samuelson of Qmahais
visiting at the home of Mr. Fred Davie.
Miss Helen Stovioek of Sewar is visit
ing at the home of Louis Maierand fam
ily. Mr. John Putman of Lincoln is visit
ing at the none of Mrs. Louie Patch and
Mrs. O Neil of Platte Center is visiting
at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ezra
O.W.Holliday mads a business trip to
David City Saturday returning the same
Miss Marie Zinneeker went to Geneva
Saturday morning where she will visit
for two weeks.
Mm. John Patman who has been visit
fag srisnds'ia this, city for several days
returasd to her home in Lincoln Satur
day. Clark Browa and family weat to Col
umbus Moaday to visit a sister who was
rfoiag through there on her way to Miss
ouri to visit her parents.
Mrs. Fred Curtis went to Cedar Rapids
Friday for a visit with Mia. and Mrs.
Lee Beaty. Guy Beaty, who had been
hare for the Fourth, returned home with
Mr. Albert Gray, of North Platte, ar
vd ia this city Tuesday evening anil
will spend several dsys visiting at the
home of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. M. v.
The Mmbss Edithjand Jessie Mahaffey
accompanied by their brother Joe arrived
from Waco Wednesdsy evening, and
speat a few days visiting at the home
of G. M. Douglas and family.
George Mitehner had the misfortune
to sprain his left ankle Monday morning
while ualoadiag some lumber. Although
theiajury ia not very painful, it will
keep Mr. Mitehner from his duties as
draymen for some time.
Twenty-one students have enrolled for
the September term in the Columbus
Commercial College and many more are
expected. Prof. Carnahan informs us
that 8. E. Baker, who is now soliciting
ageat for the college, ie doing remarkably
well and a larger enrollment is expected
than of any previous year.
After July 4, Gray's
Dry Goods department
will close at 6:30, ex
cept Saturday evenings,
until September 1.
The Colnmbns Can
dy Kitchen was sold
to the Omaha Fruit
Co, and the Fremont
Candy Kitchen. The
new proprietors are
much experienced in
the business and they
will do their best to
please everybody. Fv
to be good.
Sp HI Sato ftaturtfa.
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Don t forget to come and
CaliaawM Glb ratwa.
Oae of the best and most successful
oelebrstioBs ever bald in Columbus took
place Jaly 4.
It is estimated that five to eight
thousand people eajoyed the program
whieh has bean prepared for the day's
oelebratioB by the committee. Only
one change was made ia the day aad
that was changing of the moving pic
ture show which wsa to take place on
the street was given in the North Opera
house, in order that every person
who wished could be accomodated.
Neighboring towns were well re
presented sad especially Platte Canter.
Even the business men of this busy
little city closed shop doors, barred
the windows aad came to Columbus to
The Platte Center band made its first
appearance on that day and they are to
be congratulated upon the able manner
in which the handled the pieces they
readered. The Columbus bead also
furnished music for the dsy which was
' Columbus vs. Platte Center played a
game of base ball lata in the afrernooa
at the ball ground just south of the
Union Pacific coal chute. From the
begining Platte Center held the wising
hand. The game resulted iaajvictory
for the visiting team with a score of 7 to
At ten o'clock the parade formed on
east 13th street near the B& M depot
and many of the leadiag business men
were well represented.
Grand Marshall Baker and his aids
followed by Mayor G. W. Phillips
headed the parade. Peter Schmidt at
tracted much attention being dressed
in a German Army uniform. L. W.
Snow proprietor of one of the lea ding
book stores had a very attractive carri
age load of Teddy bears out viewing
the sights, while the Columbus Brewing
Company, Keating and Schram, Col
umbus roller mills. L. W. Weaver &
Son and Carl Roslle the tinner were all
well represented. T. W.Herriek had a
very attractive float representing a
little girls tea party and several pieces
of the latest cuts in furnirure were seen
upon the float.
Friedhof & Co. was well represented
by Mr. Friedhof and all of his sssiBtswts
who occupied two carriages beautifully
decorated. L. W. Phillips' float could
not enter the parade as it was too high to
pass beneath the Electric Light wires
erossiag the atresia, It was-- said to be
.one of the best and most attractive floats
ever prepared for a parade in this city
and it was much regretted by all that
the float could not be admitted. Fifty
young ladies seated upon a float decor
ated in the national colors sang many of
the patriotic songs and made a very at
tractive float. v
The Fire Department with its equipage
trimmed in the pa'triotie colors added
much praise to the parade. Then follow
ed the pony and automobile sections,
with the Columbus aad Platte Center
bands, which both furnished good music
Following the parade there was a lit
erary program at Frankfort Park in
which the Columbus and Platte
Center bands took part. Hob. W. N:
Hensley of this city was orator of the
day and delivered a very interesting
oration. Rev. Lotan De Wolfe, pastor of
the M. E. Church delivered the invoca
tion. Mayor G. W. Phillips delivered
the address of welcome and it was great
ly appreciated by all his listeners.
The afternoon program wsa carried oat
as published in our last issue. The foot
racing was one of the main .features es
pecially for the small boys who came out
The Aerial Lucase's great feature acts
were the best ever seen in the streets of
Columbus and much credit is due both
the actors and the committee who were
so fortunate in securiajr these perfor
Many, old aa well as young enjoyed
the music, ss well as the rides of the
Merry-Go-Bound both afteanoon aad
The watea fight in which Ed Braaigaa
T. Moerson Jr., Walter Pitmaa aad Jac
ob Ernst were contestants, lasted about
thirty minutes. It was a fierce battle
from beginning to end as neither side
would give up and it was finally decided
The fire-works was the last on the
program and took place on east Ilth
street near the Electric Light Plant and
was undoubtedly the best ever held in
The Isst but not least whieh the wri
ter wishes to speak stout were the rest
rooms which were nicely prepared for
the visiting ladies, this alone made many
friends for this city especially among the
Read notice of Platte County choice
farm land sale in another place.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Fleming,- of Kearney
are the guests the week of Mr. A. Drake
Her man Zinneeker. who is employed
oa a farm near Osceola apeat the
Fourth in this city.
Ton get it done just like you want it
when you order your printing from the
Journal Printing House.
"By their works ye shall know them."
When you want good Job printiag, aad
book-binding call at the Journal naVa
New locatioa oa Eleventh street.
Mrs. Milton Gray, of Silver Creek aad
sister Miss Oiga Platz of Schuyler! speat
the Fourth ia this city. The former was
taegnestefMrs. Joan Cover, while the'
latter will remain in this city for a few.
is Free Always f
experience devoted to
We would be pleased to
have you confide your eye
troubles to as.
We promise you our clos
est attention. We will
examine your eyes thoroly
aad will advfse you on
what course to pursue.
If your eyes are troubling
yof, you certaialy should
have them looked after.
No charge for anything
but the gli
El. J. IIEWMIEI.
Jeweler & Optician
Dr. Lussohan OcculUt and aurist.
Dr. D. T. Martya, Jr.;
Oelambue Mate Barn
Dr. L. P. Carsteason, Veterinarian,
both phones 213, Columbus, Neb.
Mia. John 8taab, who has been snffer-
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csseot blood pomton m reported much
mjh Wn kahamaB' ilaiia wXftn a nanaASnBn
B.S. Palmer the tailor, clean, dyes
and repairs Ladies' and Gento' clothing.
Hats cleaned and reblocked. Buttons
to order. Agent Germania Dye
Workes. Nebraska phones.
Mr. Sam Bussom of Fullerton passed
through this city Tuesdsy on his way
to Souix City Iowa where be will visit
for several weeks with his daughter Mrs.
Mrs J, D. Stires delightfully enter
tained the young ladies, who had so
abley assisted her in her millerny store
the past Sanson at her home on east 14th
street Friday evening. Elegant refresh
ments were served and all present re
port n very an joyable evening.
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Columbus vs. Linwood played a very
interesting game of baseball at the ball
grounds Sunday afternoon. The visit
ing team came well recommended, ss
they claim the championship of Batler
County. But here they meet defeat for
the first time this season. Both
played good ball with Columbus ia
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lead from the Defining. The gi
closed with a score of 6 to 1 in favor of
Mr. Albert Gray, returned Jo his home
in North Platte Sunday. -
Special price on ice cream to picnics
unchurches. Joner oakery.
Mies Alice Hoare of Platte Center is
visttiag Miss Edna Linstrum this weak.
Wanted: Man with law mower to
mow lawn. Apply at Journal onion.
Wedding rings, souvenir spoons.
Carl Froemel, Eleventh street jeweler.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Douglas is quite ill with appondi
Mrs. Alfred Flemmings and children
of Kearney are visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. A. Drake.
Emil Swartz, formerly a Columbus
boy, but who is now employed by the
Nebraska Telephone Company with
headquarters at Cambridge Nebr. is
visiting at the home of.hia parents Mr.
snd Mrs. Louis Swsrtz.
Mrs. L. W. Snow entertained a num
ber of her lady friends Friday morning
at cards in honor of Mrs. M. J. Kelley
and Mrs. J. A. Rudy who. are visiting
in this city.
F. R. Gregorius meet with quite n
I pninral accident Satard syeveni ng while
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the misfortune to smash the forefingers
of his left hand. The injury although
quite painful will not keep Mr. Gregorius
from his duties, who is employed in the
Electric Light Plant.
A change occured this week in the
mercantile business owned by D. 8.
Wyant. Edgar Carison has purchased
a half interest in the business snd wrtl
enter on bis new duties as a partner the
first of next week. He has been em
ployed in the store for some time, is
thoroughly familiar with the trade, and
will prove to be an exoelent business
man. His many friends in and about
town wish him abundant success in bis
initial venture into the business world.
Madison County Reporter.
From Gen. Cbas. King:
"Mr. Parrish knows well how
to make a story go, and with
such a heroine and two" sach
manly fellows as Hampton and
young Brant, he has a strong
one here,- I envy him his power;
I rejoice in his descriptions, aad
I thank aim for the spirited
picture he draws of the young
officer checking that mad lynch
ing bee jast in the nick of time.
With all my heart I hope the
story may be widely read.
will want to read this, our next
best serial, the story of '
of Custer's Fa
Bj RANDALL PARRISH,
Sward off the OH Fre.liec,"'"My Lady af
From the incidents leading tip to and culminating in the
battle of the Little Big Horn, in which General Custer and
his command were massacred by the Sioux under Sitting
Bull, Mr. Parrish has developed a story of dramatic power
and action that will stir the blood of every lover of a keen,
. exciting story.
The reader who delights in the ring of the horse's hoofs'
on the rocky trail of the wilderness, and who would see a
dramatic picture of the West in that-jperiodof large and
spectacular situations, will find in Jfeb Hnmnptow of
Plmoar," a story that will hold the attention, fixedly, to
the very end.
The charming romance skilfully woven into the narra
tive will appeal to every reader who enjoys a well-told love
story, with a brisk movementsand'a lively human interest.
IT Will BE tUN SQUALLY W THIS PAPEI, AND
AFftEOATE IT. WATCH FOR THE OPEWNC
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Protect it witfi good
Sis Prttf Paint
Dm. Paul and Mstzea, Dentists.
Dr. W. H. Slater, veteriaarian, phone
. Miss Mable Wallace of Kearney is the
guest this wsek at the home of Miss
Miss Margaret Evans spent the Fourth
at her home in Missouri Valley. la re
turning this wsek.
Mrs. Cook and daughter of Denver
are guests at the home of Mrs. Cook's
sister, Mrs. R. L. Bossiter.
.Mrs. Carl Rhode who underwent an
operation at St. Mary's huspital Wed
nesdsy, is getting along nicely.
The members of the Presbyterian
church snd Sunday school are having a
pionio at Stevenson's lake today.
Miss Alice Luth arrived Monday eve
ning from Mount Vernon, Wash., for a
visit with Columbus acquaintances.
But one marriage license was issued
by Judge Ratterman this week Merrill
Boyerof Belgrade and Mary J.. Con
nelly of Cedar Rapids.
Miss Margurette Miller of Yu tan Neb.
is visiting at the home of her uncle Mr.
H. F.Griener. Miss Miller will be re
membered by many as having lived here
several years ago with her parents Bev.
and Mrs. Miller.
About 8 o'clock on the evening of the
Fourth, just when all Columbus was iu
the midst of one of the grandest cele
brations ever held in this city the fire
alarm was given and the firemen were
directed to the home of S. E Baker
where a gasoline stove had exploded.
The firemen who are always ready to
answer duties call as well as that of
pleasure responded promptly, but their
assistance was not needed as the fire
bad been extingused before they reach
ed the scene of excitement.
A tmtw Mail
Last Saturday eveaiaga destmotive
hail aad wind storm raised the
grain in the western part of the couaty
sad also dsmsgsd the corn, in sonm
places the loss batng totaL The storm
extended f ram the west Km of the eoua-
ty to the wsstera part af Last Oreak
township. On the Looking Glass Creak
and north aad wast of Monroe the storm
seemed heaviest, while in the town of
Monroe very little hailfelL Besides aav-
iisine crops aesuoyea mere were many
windows broken in the farm reeidsaoco,
and other damage. The hail streak this
year covers the two osetioas visited by a
bail storm ssveral years ago. aad was
about twenty-five miles wide. The west
partof Loup township was in the path
or the storm, sad the crops are praene.
ally destroyed. The storm started at
Long Pine and traveled a southeasterly
direction until it reached Plattsmouth
Polk county on the south also suffered
from the storm, the new town of Polk
having a number of buildings damaged.
Itishsrd to estimate the loss in this
county, bnt it will not be as large as ia
others, due to the absence of the heavy
A sohooking thing happened in one of
our nearby towns, saya exchange. Oae of
the popular society women aaaouBosd a
"white elephant party." Every gujnt
was to bring something she could not
find any use for and yet too good to
throw away. The party would have been
a great success but for an unloosed for
development which broke it up.
Nine out of the eleven woman, invited
brought their husbands. Primrose Bec-
Dr. Neumann, Dentist 13 8t.
Porter wanted, Meridian hotel.
Dr. Vallier, Osteopath. Barber bloek.
The first republican to announce him
self as a candidate for a county ofioe ie
Prof J. R. Alcook of Mosroe who will
be a candidate for county superintend
ent. Prof. Alcock hss been principal of
the Monroe high school for the last
three years and has given excellent
Miss Sofia Moerson entertained a num
ber of her friends Tuesday evening at
her home in the southeastern pert of
this city. Refreshments were served sad
st a late honr the guests departed to
their respective homes, each declariag
tMiss Moerson a delightful entertainer,
i The Union Pacific have a work train
hauling material for the new double
track bridge west of town. The" large
amount of cemeBt stored ia the new
freight' depot is being taken out and also
a large amount of crushed stone is be
ing taken to the work. This portion of
the double tracking will be the lsst to
be completed, as the grade west of the
bridge is almost ready for the rails.
Frank Cech of Schuyler wsa brought
to St. Mary's hospital Tuesday afternoon
but died soon after reaching. He fell
down on the tracks at Schuyley lsst
Saturday evening, and wsa injured about
the abdomen and was brought here for
treatment, but his condition wss such
that nothing could be' done. His son,
John Cech, and his son-in-law, Robert
Michaels came up and took the body to
Schuyler Wednesdsy. for 'burial.
Fourth of July week was responsible
for an increase in the business of the
police court. The .first offender to ap
pear before the Polioe Judge O'Brien
wss Joel Nelson, who was brought up
Monday, charged' with disturbing the
peace Sunday. 'He drew a fine of $1
and costs. On "the Fourth George
Bradshaw was taken up for being drunk
and Harry Kaufman was up for fighting
The former was sasessed $3 aad costs
and the letter paid $1 aad eosta. Fred
Truax was also up before his honor for
being drunk and paid $1 aad costs for
For the present the plan of the city
purchasing the electric light plant ha
been abandoned, A. Heintz withdrawing
his offer, and the fact that it would oost
between 18.000 snd $9,000 combine the
two. Tbie was part of the business eon
sidered by the city council at their meet
ing last Friday evening. Supervisor
Schwsrz called the attention of the
council to the Platte river bridge and
asked that they do what they could to
ward having it put in good condition
again, and the. council will co-operate
with Mr. Schwarz in bringing the
matter before the county board of this
county and also the county boards of
Polk snd Butler counties.
PWtts Ceaaty Farm Land.
Oa Monday July 29th 1907, at two
o'clock p. m. the underaigaed referee will
offer for sale at public auction at the
Court House in Columbus, two choice
320 seres (less railroad right-of-way
which will be deducted) beloagiagto
the Erb estate located about 2 miles due
east of Columbus. Prospective pur
chasers sre urged to inspect the magni
ficent crops now growing on this land.
SO Acres belonging to the Karlia estate
in Bismark township snd 00 acres ad
joining, bslonging to Mr. Karlia per
sonally. This 140 acres will makeaa
ideal farm for a man with moderate
mesas. Terms of sale, 15 per oent of
purchase price to be paid on day of sal,
balance ia 90to0 days. For further
particulars inquire of the uadersigaed.
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MAJIT TEAMS ACO.
Fuss of The Journal, July 9. 183.
The oomuussiotters at their late
iag ealarged Columbus praaiast to in
clude all of towaahins IS and 17 lyiag
between the Loup aad Platte, L. M.
Bsebe, road supervisor.
The county comausMoeen have levied
the five milk tax for bridge purposes.
The opinion prevailed with them 'that
the fund thus derived can be applied for
bridge parposes only in the road district
i Another rain in the "Great Desert"
Saaday sight. If those maligaers ofNe
basics climate had all been out in that
rain they would have thought it some
what moist, and would have bean effect
ually cured of their madams
Mr. Michael Erb ia creating n large
handsome house on hie farm near Shell
Creek mills. He has a large field
ed by a board aad post feaee. s
which hu cattle aad horses no doubt
Mr. Jobs Jackson showed us a stone
that ha upturned while plowing the other
day. Itis or the kind known aa a bould
er, and which is found by the thousand
in western Ohio, sad ether level coun
tries of the west. We save seen a good
many Indian relies, made of these stoaea
such as hammers, hatchets, psstles, ate.
Wesre informed by persons from the
northwest that the earthquake whieh
lately shook the Elkorn valley ban
changed somewhat the face of aatnre.
ft stream eaUwJf' Beaver Creak, whieh
forsMrly emptied into the Niobrara bow
it flows into the Elkhora. and has so
swollen the last mentioned stream that
fords formerly knee high, are sow waist
high. Eight miles of the bed of Bsar
creek were changed.
Father Byan's effort directed to the
improvement ' of church property, nt
this plsce are worthy of commeadation.
Since the time we mentioned the new
addition to the main building, whieh
makeethe place of worship now about
sixty feet long, n new belfry baa
added, fifty feet high, in whieh
splendid new bell. We learn that tbie
building will compare favorably with
any similar building of this church be
tween Omaha aad Salt Lake City.
The reakleaoe of Mr. Julius Hoth wan
quarantine Tuesday evening for small
pox. Mrs. Hoth is the uafbrtunste vic
tim. Mrs. Will Roth, who hss been quite ill
for some time wss, taken to St. Mary's
hospital the first of the week where aha
will undergo aa operation.
Agnes, Frank aad .Ernestine Bohde
went to Stsplehurst the first of the weak
where they wilvisit with relatives for
Car af Thanks.
The relatives of Miss Lizzie Schram,
wish to express thanks to their neighbors
snd friends for kindness shown duriag
her late illness aad death.
.HEAL ESTATE All LIAIS.
in real estate, either fi
or town lota, it will be to
tetereet to consult our 1
also have several good
for rent in Columbus, and it
pay yon to come and use as
completing year arrangements.
Money to loan ia any amount an
Firs, Tornado and Aesiaeat
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