The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, September 11, 1907, Image 1

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Whenever desiring investment
in real estate, either farm lands
or town lots, it will be to yonr
interest to consult our lists. We
also have several good dwellings
for rent in Columbus, and it will
pay yon to come and see us before
t-ompleting your arrangements.
Money to loan in any amount on
abort notice.
Fire, Totnado and Accident
Insurance. '
Hockenberger &
Oat 42
Wheat TO
Bye W
Corn 6
Hurley .........-...-..---- ""
Hoffs: 85 10 to $5 30
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Files of the Journal September 10, 1873.
Sunday and Monday nights of this
week, it is said, brought frost to many,
places in the Platte valley. It is stated
that many localities in Iowa werevisited
by a huavy frost during the month of
August. "(
The following couuty ticket was
nominated by the republicans: Probate
jude, Allen O. Turner; treasurer, Henry
C. Bean; clerk, John Gompton; sheriff
'Benjamin Spielman; superintendent,
Samuel A. Bonesteel; coroner, T. A.
IMnkney; surveyor, John G. lloutson;
county coinmiasioner, D. A. Willard.
We learn that Mr. W. Hunneman
will shortly open up a lumber yard in
the city. It will certainly be to the
gre it benefit of the country if lumber
can be obtained here at reduced rates.
There will be more and better dwellings
shelters for cattle, fences etc. Competi
tion is said to be tae life of business,
anil we have no doubt that three lumber,
yards will find plenty to do in Columbus.
At the Firemen's meeting Monday
evnin? it was resolved that on the re
ception of the fire engine, the janitor
should sound the alarm of fire. If the
citjtens do not see the smoke, they
should not become excited. On the
alurra being sounded the members will
repair at once to the engine house. The
engine was shipped at Rochester. N. Y.
on the 4th inst and is expected to ar
rive here the last of this week.
Drs. Paul and Matzen, Dentists.
Dr. Vallier, Osteopath, Barber block.
W. J. Walters was transacting busi
ness in Genoa Monday.
For a boy's flannel shirt, try one of
those 45s ones at the Gerharz Flynn CoJ
The Ladies of the Congregational
church are making preparations to hold
a bazaar about the middle of November.
"Will Berneman returnedMonday eve
ning from Albion, where he was called
by the serious illness of his brother,
A. C. Mahaffey returned Wednesday
evening from Superior,- Neb., wh re he
was called by the death of his brother,
M. Mahaffey.
Mr. and Mrs. Ij. D. Allen of Seneca,
Kasn and Misa Bernie Goodrich of Hoi
tn. Kas , are visiting at the home of P.
B Darrington.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Becker of Ottawa.
Ka-s were guests last week at the home
of Mrs. Becker's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Schmocker.
Miss Susan Brodboll, who has been a
guest at the home of O. T. Boen, for the
past two weeks, returned to her. home in
University Place Thursday.
At cost, to make room for
a car lot of buggies. You
can buy them for from
$8 to $ 1 0.00
less thn formerly. We -must
close them out before
October 1st.
L. W. WEflVER & SON.
Thirteenth Straefc.
As a result of passing two forged checks
last Friday, Thomas Sturek is wider ar
rest and Sheriff Carrigis looking for bis
two accomplices. Young Sturek had
made the acquaintance of two men
named Nealy and Ijoomis, who were
working with a Union Pacific fenee
gang, and the boy says they wrote out
the checks and gave them to him to- pre
sent, and then divided up the proceeds.
One of the checks was cashed by the
German National bank, the amount be
ing $36, and signed by Herman G. Fricke.
When the boy appeared cashier Schroder
refused to cash it, and referred it to
president Phillips, but as Mr. Phillips,
knew the boy and had seen him at work
for Mr. Fricke, he thought it was all
right. A check for $36, signed by Frank
Nealy was presented at the Commercial
National bank and cashed, as it looked
all right. The third check was present
ed at the Columbus State bank, and as
it was drawn on that bank, in favor of
Jacob Hobson, and signed by Fred
Geiser, but as Mr. Geiser did not carry
an account in that bank, payment was
refused. The amount of this check was
962. Columbus State bank checks were
used in all three instances. The Sturek
boy was arrested Saturday night and
made a full confession, and described
the two other men. Sheriff Carrig took
Sturek to Omaha and Council Bluffs the
first of the week with the hope that he
might be able to apprehend Nealy and
Loomis and take them into custody.
The county authorities have a peculiar
case to deal within the person of
named Olrich, who claims to hail from
Indiana. A week ago be was taken be
fore the board of insanity, but discharg
ed as they did not consider him a fit
subject for the asylum. He agreed to
leave the country and was released.
But his leisurely way of leaving and his
demanding food from farmers' wivea
caused his arrest again, a complaint be
ing filed by John Dawson last Saturday.
Sberriff Carrig took him into custody
Sunday and be will be held awaiting an
investigation as to where he came from,
and where he has been. Olrich is a big
strapping fellow, very uncouth in his
dress and from his general appearance
there is evidently something wrong
with him. So far he has been harmless,
but from his actions something should
be done with him.
To win a race and then loose it, all
because of tne little mistake, is what
happened to Lute North and Bhwk
Douglas at the State fair last-Thursday.
One other horse in the race and Black
Douglas had each won two beats, and
the fifth heat looked like a walk away
for Black Douglas. Here is where Lute
North made the fatal error for after
entering the home stretch he eased up
in his driving, and just then on came the
other horse with a rush, and in less time
than it takes to tell it, had come up on
even terms and won the deciding
heat by an eyelash. This same thing has
happened hundreds of times before and
in the same manner,"and we are not
going to throw any stones at Lute for
this first offence. Black Douglas will
race this week at Sioux City.
More attractions for the Ak-Sar-Ben
fall festival at Omaha have been con
tracted for and the carnival grounds
this season will rival any of previous
years in their wealth of amusement
novelities. In addition to the list re
cently announced Doc Breed has signed
contracts for the appearance of a new
novelty, "The Girl in Red," which is a
series of fire dances, an electric swing
similar to that at Krug park, a Turkish
Theater with three camels and four
elephants, the Oriental Burlesquers and
Charles Bigney, "The Human Fish," who
eats, drinks, sleeps and plays a cornet
under water and will give a high diving
exhibition free each day at the carnival
What has become of the old fashioned
fisherman that could tell the difference
between a wall-eyed pike and a gar?
Columbus has a young man who works
in a sporting goods house, and is sup
posed to be "wise" on the enbject of
fish and fishing. They tell that he came
home tbe'other evening with a big fat
gar. and showing it to some of his friends
insisted that it was a pike. What do
you think of that?
P. E. Lindblad of Monroe, while work
ing on the seotion at that place, met
with a painful accident Thursday even
ing. He was returning home with the
gang on the hand car. when it struck
some obstruction on the track and threw
him in front of the car, and it passed
over him. He was severely bruised,.bt
no bones were broken, and he was
brought to the hospital Friday to remain
until he recovers.
G. H. Nash and family of Monroe
moved to Columbus this week, and will
make their home here. Their daughter.
Miss Inez Nash, has been a teacher in
the Columbus schools for the last year
and is at present teaching in the first
ward. The Nash family moves to this
city in order that their daughter. Miss
Goergian, may take advantage of the
school facilities. '
ln.order to handle the work at the
post ofice in better shape. Matt Thomas
has been put on as sight man. He goes
on aboateight and works until morning
taking care of the night mails aad check
ing in the postal clerk. While ' thi
makes one less ctork daring tba day, the
work handled at night offsets this and
it easier for aU.
Dr. Luescheo Occulist and aurist.
Dr. Mark T.McMahon, dentist.
Dr. W. H. Slater, veterinarian, phone
People who gat results advertise in the
For men's fine flannel shirts, see
Gerharz Flynn Co.
Dr. C. A. Allenburger, office in new
State Bank building.
For medium and heavy weight under
wear, look at Gerharz Flynn Go', fall
and winter line.
Prof. Conn and family will occupy the
residence of Mrs. Goodale. on west
Eighteenth street, recently vacated by
John Coyer.
John Greer of Fuilerton has accepted
a' position as fireman with the Union
Pacific, and will shortly move his family
to this city. '-
Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Frank of Monroe
were in the city Monday, enroute to
Torrington, Wyo., where the doctor's
father resides.
Miss Alta Anson, who has been em
ployed in the Independent Telephone
office, returned to her hdme at Creston,
Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Fred Bipp, of Cedar Rapids,
daughter of Mahlon Clother of Platte
Center, was brought to St. Mary's hospi
tal Monday for treatment.
John J.Gilsdorf ofCornlea, republican
candidate for clerk of the district court,
and J. L Sharrar, republican candidate
for sheriff, were in the city Tuesday.
Mrs. Howard Geer, who has been here
during the summer with her parents,
OoL and Mrs. M. Whitmoyer, has re
turned to her home at Los Angeles, Cat
Arthur Gorman, who has been em
ployed at the Brodfuehrer jewely store,
left Monday for Grand Island, where he
has accepted a position in a jewelry
store at that place.
The Union Pacific ran a- special train
to Norfolk Tuesday morning to ac
comodate those along that line who
wished to attend the Barnum & Bailey
circus at that place.
Orville Nelson left Wednesday morn
ing for Cover D'Alene, Idaho, and also
points in Washington, lie goes with
the intention of locating in that section
of the country should it suit him.
1 Dont-forget -that we fcaveeeveral
thousands of acres of smooth land that
we have just put on the market at very
low prices, and on easy terms. Call and
get particulars. F. T. Walker Co.
August Dietrich has bought the paint
ing ntock and fixtures of J. C. Echols.
Mr. Echols is erecting a home on his ten
acre tract north of the city, and the fam
ily will live there when all is in read
iness. Caesar Ernst and Arnold Niffeller re
turned Monday morning from their four
months sojourn in Switzerland. They
were accompanied by several people
from the old country who, we under
stand, will look for situations here.
The dynamos for the charging station
for the block signal system of the Union
Pacific, have been placed and are now in
operation, ready for the service to be in
stalled. This will be some time, how
ever, but the gangs are pushing the con
struction both east and west of this city.
Four marriage licenses were issued by
Judge Batterman during the last week,
John A. Hoadley of Cornlea, and Mary
F. Connelly of .Lindsay, Edward E.
Bacon of Akron and Maud Cummins of
Monroe, Allen J. Bennet and Mary Creig
of Genoa, John R Jacobs and Winifred
A. Frederick of Genoa.
Mrs. A. J. Smith received word last
week that her brother, Michael T. Mad
den was run over by a train at Have-
lock, and fatally injured. Mr. Madden,
was a boiler maker, working for the B. &
M. at Havelock. Mrs. Smith did not re
ceive word of the accident until after
the funeral whioh was held at Lincoln,
Sept. 2.
Max Ehas returned 8unday evening
from his trip to the Yellowstone Park.
He says the train now goes as far as
Buffalo Creek, which is six or seven
miles from the park, and which is at
present the end of the Oregon Short
Line extension into the park. The ex
cursion which he accompanied is one of
those run during the summer, taking
eastern people to the park for a fifteen
day trip.
One of the matters taken up by the
city council last Friday night was the
ordering of a sidewalk on the south side
of Fourteenth street to the Catholic
cemetery. The proper notices were
served on the B. k M. and L. W. Wea
ver & Son in connection with widening
the alley near the new Union Pacific de
pot reported as served. M. Brugger,
J. G. Beeder and H. F. J. Hockenber
ger were re-appointed members of the
Wood & Ward, with their, big musical
company and a gorgeous gowned groap
of gaieher girls, will be the offering at
the North opera house Thursday, Sept
ember 19. The company . numbers
twenty people aad twelve bigense'mbled
chorus numbers are introduced during
the action, of the three acta. Two
Merry Tramps is a mialdisg title, bat
k is only the title, for. from the me to
the fall of the oarteia it is eae of the
wittiest, smartest, jollies t, stagiest of all
Best Advice
For tbe protection of your eye
sight visit bur optical depart
ment oaoe'ia a whiles
We can tell you in a vary few
minutes what, if anything, ahoald
be done, f '
We will test your eyes by the meet
modern methods aad fit lenses to
yonr eyes with scientific exacti
tude. That will assure you future eye
We give every case the utmost
care and attention asa with our
facilities can guarantee satisfac
tion. Make it a point to see us about
your eyes. If glasses are not
needed there will be no charge.
Jeweler & Optician
Dr. Neumann, Dentist 13 St.
G. B. Prieb, painting and paper
The dirt is flying for our fine Y. M. C
A. building.
Dr. D. T. Martyn. jr., office new Colum
bus State Bank building.
For Bent Furnished room with board.
Independent Telephone 324.
Dr. L P. Oarstenson, Veterinarian
both phones 212, Columbus, Neb.
The corn crop in Platte county is
practically out of danger from frost.
Mrs. Dr. Platz returned Thursday last
to her home at Torrington, Wyoming.
Miss Ina West of Albion has come to
Columbus to attend Commercial college.
Miss Tillie Schneider went to Omaha
Monday for a short visit with her sister,
Mrs. Jensen.
Wanted Place to work for board and
attend school by young- man. Bell
phone No. 58.
E. J. Neiwohner lefT l9otiday for
Burlington, la., for a few days sojourn
at his old home.
H. A. Davis and family left last Satur
day for Arizona, where they will enjoy
a vacation for several weeks.
For fancy Wedding Stationery, pro
grams or Calling cards, don't fail to let
the Journal figure with you.
Attorneys. S. McAllister of Shelton
was in the city over Sunday on his way
to Battle Creek on legal business.
Miss Anna Olur returned home Sun
day after a week's visit at the home of
Julius Ernst southwest of Columbus.
John B. Taylor of Cambridge, 111., was
a guest of his friend, Dan Echols, while
enroute to Spalding on a hunting trip.
Mr. Chester Magill, who is working
at Fremont, arrived in this city Saturday
evening to stay over Sunday with home
Mrs.B. S. Palmer and children re-
f turned last Saturday from a short visit
at Onawa, la, with her sister, Mrs.
GrmSOlillGIjeve or telephone
your orders to Gray's Hardware de
partmeht for Gasoline. Both telephones
No. 299.
Mr. Stanley Bennett and Lester West
cott of Creston were in this city Satur
day and Sunday of last week visiting
friends and relatives.
Those desiring to order all kinds of
feed can do so over either phone. In
dependent 9a Bell 207. Ernst &
Brock, telephone Bed 207.
Mrs. Carl Schubert and little daugh
ter. Marguerite, left Thursday evening
last for Baker City, Oregon, to remain
there with relatives until after Thanks
giving. RS. Palmer the tailor, clean, djee
and repairs Ladies and Gents clothing.
Hats cleaned and reblocked. Buttons
mdeto order. Agent Germahia Dye
Works. Nebraska Ph one.
I have some fine farms ' around North
Platte, Paxton and Ogallala, Neb, .that
I can trade for Platte county farms.
Better see me soon as these opportuni
ties will not last. F. T. Walker 4 Co.
Boom and breakfast offered to lady in
good home in this city. Good references
required. Object companionship. Small
charge. Suitable for teacher or one en
gaged in business. Inquire at Journal
Next Saturday, September 14, all
candidates on our republican county
ticket are requested to meet at the
council chamber to name and reorgan
ize the Platte County Republican cen
tral committee.
Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Gottschalk atarted
Monday morning for a tour of the eastern
cities. They will be gone three weeks or
more and will visit Boston, New York,
Philadelphia, Waahiagton,
aad other places.
mWlht Frtaarj Yete ttaaea.
Below we give the totals of the pri
mary vote for Platte county. As there
was no contest oa the rewabliean ticket,
a small vote was polled, bat oa the
other hand the demoeratic contest
brought oat a larger percentage of their
vote. J. D. Btires, oar candidate for
district judge, received
dorsemeatia hie home coaaty.
seraaMa jobs.
BM. HfidaTWimma atD
I. L. Albert,
Oo. Ii.Looafe.dM
Otto W. Meier, den,
HefW t CIsttBBL ICB it
P. AXaldweu, rep..
8. M. Wallace, rep-
nasamor tnamnvxastrr.
VlmTsw Dm JUMnMv3mt HP
George Coapbad, rep
Dr. A. 8. YoaMeasfeM. rep.
B ef SUlasfm) CMmS
C. E. Abbott, rep. ......
KdwardT. Hodeoa, rep
JohaC Msrtla, rep:. ....
J.D. 8ttas, rep
W.N. Heaaler.den
Coated Holleabeek.
W. L. Boee, drat
Geo. H. Thomas, den
ooujrrr clksk.
FnuuE Dcluan. rep... . . .
loaaGfaf, dent.... ...... ....... ism
F.K. Strotaer. rep
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ouuornx court.
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C M. Graeatber, den
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JokaMoMett. rep
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Geae ljoonie.den... ...... '
R.L.Boniter.den 1U0
W.W.Fraak. rep,
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HeaiyWeket, den
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Andrew Hsboob np w
W.M.Pollaid. den V
sopKavisoBS. distbiot no. 6 and 7.
W. J. Newman, rep 133
Adam Smith, den 506
leal Iitatc Traaafers.
Becher, Hockenberger k Chambers
real estate agents; report the following
real estate transfers filed, for record in
the office of the county clerk daring the
two weeks ending Sept. 7th, 1907.
Jessie Fallner to Ed Farrar, lot 19. blk
B.Moaroewd. $ 300 00
C D Erase to J B North, pt a w 1474
ealeoM lots in Erama additioBto
Colanbnv Mebr, wd. 3080 00
HeaqrWeiseaflah to H 8 Bllott. loU 2,
S, ft. 7, blkaia. Col 130 00
LGZlaBeekertoCADeLBBd,lotS blk
4, Smith add 230 00
Fred8chwarato8choolDiBt.Ko.19, pt
eeaw8404wwd 10000
JohBToneontoStaa Toreaon. eew ae
lHH W wju- eWW W
OT Boon to GeoL Faraaworth, w. 7
acne iahweeee 1347-1 w.,wd 3000 00
C J Clark to Bertha F. Johaaoa, pt lot
Il,alll2iablk4 of Fhillipe add to
CoL,wd, 1300 00
Gerhard Loeeke to E Gerhard Loseke
w4,ptwee2. pt ae aw, pt awae
1143-1 e, wd
Gerhard Loeeke to Geo B Leeeke. see,
sweeSO-la-lek, wd
Gerhard Loeeke to Ed 6 Loseke, ae aw,
aw ae, e ae ew, pt n oa, pt se iw
GFCanpbeUto H Stevert, b2 1oU7
aad a blk 119. CoL. qcd
G H Kopp to H Siewert, aad. M of abore
wd. ,
LillieEHaylartoH Slewert, aadv. K
of above, wd,
JraaieE Campbell, aadT. of abore,
wd...... ...
Joha EricsoBto B 8Tharatoa,lotaB blk
A,Mnuoe,wd 1109 00
BSThantoBt3JBFeUen,eane. 190 09
Lavera Caaniasham to Baa Fellow, w
8W24-18JW., wd 3000 00
TBnoaretoJanmLee. hlot7aad t
blk 14, Platte Cent, 900 00
C Elatoa to Joha Padsaeraki, lots 1 sad
2 blk 157.' CoL. wd...; 122500
CDEraastoP Weber;, lot 4 blk 7.
ETaasaddwd, 150.00
JENortbtoPWeberclot 1, 2 andS
blk7.Efaaadd, '45000
KatoSmolatoJoe8mola,lot 7 aad 8
blk 199, wd 1 00
TboaOttie to Tillage of Honphnr. P
34-30-2 w., wd MOW
PHGleaeaatoJTGleaeoa,esw 27-18
ej wa aPB XJUV may
8PattleeBteLBCatteaeoB.a ew 2S-19
J Waret alto H 8 Elliott, lot blk
145, CoL, wd....:. a00
Tweatr-aiaettwaean. total....3m51B 00
"' Matiat. v
Mies Esther BosstterwiU teach danc
ing school at Columbus this wister pro
vidiagaclassesa be organised to pay
for so doing. Pupils wishing .to take
losnons nan tigs paper left with Anne
Rossiter for that purpose. Better alga
yoarself aad tell your friends.
lemte W: 9.
GottworthErb marketed hogs Mom
day. The carrier attended the Barnum 4k
Bailey areas at Norfolk Taesday.
Seaool eommeaesd Moadsy in die
trietNa 5 with Miss Lena Sehmocker
as teacher, aad ia district No. 18 with
Miss Anna MeTaggart as teacher.
Mrs. Sylvia Nelson of Gushing, Neb.,
is the guest of her uncle, W. H. Moore.
J. A. Kilbourn retaraed Tuesday from
Central City, where' it is understood he
rented a farm aad will move next sea-
Mrs. Pearl Freeman began the school
in district No. 71 last Mosday and Mies
Birdie Dodds began her eleventh term
in district No. It, near Max Gottberg.
George Hilmer left last Saturday for
his home ia Norden, Olka , after a week's
visit with his parents. His sister Sophie
accompanied him and will remain there
for a year.
Among those from the route who at
tended 'the 8tate fair last week were:
Mr. and Mrs. J . J. Barnes, Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. M. Fish,
Miss Mary Mikach and John Ebner.
Julius Mikinn of Bapid City, S. D.,
arrived Tuesday enroute home from a
visit to Germany. He was accompanied
by his neioe. Miss Augusta Mikinn, who
will remain here wrth Mrs. Augusta
Johnson, who is a relative of hers.
fteate la. L
Mrs. O. D. Cook is visiting relatives
at Garrison.
Mia. E. T. Bhodehorst is visiting rela
tives near Chicago.
Everybody has commenced to thresh
their stacked grain.
Farmers oa the route are marketing
considerable corn this week.
Miss Dora Freese of Millerton. Neb,
has been visiting her brother Adolph.
JohnWurdeman is hauling lumber
for hie new barn and the carpenters are
at work on it. x
N. O. Marlar. Martin SohUz and
Morris Laudenberg, accompanied by
their families, were at Geo. Henggeler's
The German Lutheran church held
their mission feast last Sunday at their
church on Loseke creek. There was a
very large attendance.
While enroute home from the state
fair, last week, Mr. aad Mrs. George
Berney of Cedar Rapids stopped over
Sunday with-Mr. Berney's sister, Mrs.
A. J. Henggeler.
Miss Birdie Dodds is again teaching
in district No. 12.
Plowing and threshing is the order
with the farmers at present.
Lucy Miller was a guest at Clarence
Newman's Saturday evening..
Fred Buss and Emma Bakenhue at
tended the state fair Wednesday.
i Callahan commenced teaching
in district No. 35 Monday morniag.
TheStaadard Bridge company have
completed the new bridge near Ed. Buss.
The Misses Mary. Belle and Alice
Newman have moved to Columbus to
attend school.
Miss Martha Jagdmann and Miss
Louise Schaad were the guests ofBoby
Miller Sunday.
Ed. Boa and Miss Lizzie Siefkin at
tended the party at Ed Newman's
Saturday nighU
J. H. Bhodehorst returned Friday
evening from Kansas and the southern
part of the state.
A large number of Boute 3 patrons
attended the Mission Feet at the Loseke
church last Sunday.
The young folks of the Shell Creek
neighborhood will have a special
evening at tne nome or. i. .urumiana
Saturday night.
Nick and John Schroeder, Henry and
Fred Bruaken, John Bonk, Otto Krum
land, Ed Boe and Lewie Newman were
among the state fair visitors lsst week
It must have been very humiliating to
the young man north of Shell Creek,
having lost bis beet girl at the carnival
Saturday night, to find her again San
day night.
Mrs. John Staab, formerly of Boheel,
but now of Custer county, was calling
on friends on the route. Mr. and Mrs.
StaaB are visiting their daughter, Mrs.
Mary Newman, east of Columbus.
The yoang folks of this neighborhood
gave the Newman young folks a delight
ful and complete surprise as a farewell
party Saturday night, bringing refresh-
ta with them. A jolly goad time
had by all.
J. F. Godekin went down to the state
fair Wednesday of last week. While
there he called on his old time friend,
William Bkmdora, but was met with
quite a sarprise. as Mr. Bloedorn had
jaat left for Denver on hie wedding
trip. He had recently been married to
Mrs. Williams of Oouaeil Bluffs, who
formerly the wife of the late Prof.
Williams of the Columbus schools.
J. F.Boyd of Nelighis
ia the eity todsy meeting oar dtiaeas
aad also the old soldiers. lathe matter
of naew post osaos buildiag, Oongres
nmn Boyd m more irmly convinced than
ever that Colambasshoald have it, aad
will ass his best efforts to secure sa
snpropriatkm as soon as possible.
Nothing Better and Few
as Good as
Thi Shtfiii
Willius Piiits aii
This is the time of year
to do your painting.
Call and: see us "before
having your work done
as we can save you 15
to 25 per cent
Pollock & Co. '
The Draggiat oa the Corner
Columbus, Nebraska
At the time of the MoOirr murder ia
July, which is now being brought to
public notice by the action of Governor
Sheldon in asking for an isvestigatioa.
Sheriff Carrig of this city was in Chap
man on business the night the murder
was committed. There was oaeoftha
gsag laborers who was suspected of hav
ing a hand in the murder, and the Mer
rick county ofaoiale were telephoned to,
bat as they were not .ia Central City it
was impossible to get them before the
traia left Chapman. Sheriff Carrig was
coming east oa the same traia aad the
man was pointed oat to him. As
sheriff had no authority to arrest
in Merrick coaaty with oat a warrant,
he waited aatil the traia Beared the
Platte county line aad taea weat ap aad
began to qoestjoa tmT fellow. At the
first the fellow did not have maeh to
say aad then began to tdl ooafiietiag
stories. As sooa as Platte coaaty was
reached the sheriff made ap his miad
that the man knew more about the
murder than he was willing to admit,
and so when was reached he
was placed under arrest aad locked up
in the county jail aad the Merrick coun
ty oMcisls notified. As was shown by
reoeat developments, they did not be
lieve ia the murder theory aad ordered
Sheriff Carrig to release the prisoner
which be did. Although be complied
with the instructions from the Merrick
county oflcials, Sheriff Carrig is of a
firm belief that he had a man who could
have thrown considerable light upon the
murder of McGirr.
Wednesday aad Thursday of next
week, September 18 and 19, the Nebras
ka Betailers Association will meet ia
Columbus. At least one hundred and
fifty of the retail merchants of the state
will be present aad the number may be
larger than that. On Wednesday even
ing, the 18th, the Commercial Crab will
tender the association a reception at Or
phean hall, sad eoffee and sandwiches
will be served. The assodatioa will be
addressed by two speakers from abroad;
one from Chicago and the other from
Lincoln, who will talk oa the pure food
law. All business men are urged to at
tend the meetings of the aesoetatioa,
and the business men sad citizeas are
invited to attend the reception Wednes
day evening. The members of this asso
ciation are from all over Nebraska and
Columbus should take care of them so
they will be glad they came to our city.
The work of excavating for the new
Y. M. C A. buildiag has commenced,
the building commiitee having Carl
Erause move such of the top drt as
they will need when ttje building is
completed. Tbeoontraot for the brick
work has been let to J. J. Parker of
Albion, sad already there U consider
able material on the ground.
Mrs. Sate Bnsssll, living ia the north
eastern part of the city, a resident of
Columbus for the hut eighteen years, is
very siek at her home, and there are no
hopes for recovery.
Ed Newman of north of Columbus, is
moving his family to this eity sad is
making arrangements to go to Nevada,
where he will engage in mining.
for a bargain in farm lands?
If so, don't hesitate to inves
tigate the proposition in
Thomas county, Kansas. The
prereat conditioas point to
another good year. Pleaty
of rain, good crops, lands ad
vancing. Mr. H.8. Elliott of
the firm of Elliott, Speiee &
Co. of Oulambus, will leave
with a party of home seekers
oa taetr next
Tsmaw, Seat. IT. MOT.
You had better get ready and
go along. It's worth the cost
of the trip to see the conn
try.sad be convinced that one
crop will nay ror a is
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