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for themselves, as ours do, need
little praising. We might well be
pardoned for being enthusiastic
about them. But all we say is
Once you do that we will not have
to coax you for a second. Our gro
ceries will speak for themselves on
your table. You'll be sorry you
hadn't started trading here before.
From tlio World.
Clarence Hardy and family came over
- from Ooluiubus Inst Suturday fur a visit
with the former's parents.
The heavy wind on Wednesday eve
nine dtd considerable damage to trees
and small buildings in this vicinity. In
the southern part of town a number of
corn cribs were turned over and moved
from their original places.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wurdeman left
Monday from Columbus for Chicago
when they will spend several weeks
viiitingand Mr. Wnrdeman. who is one
of the staunch republicans of Platte
county, will incidentally see to it that the
right men are nominated at the repnbli
can uatioual convention.
From tlio Sand.
Fred Tallon returned from the Co
lumbus hospital last Tuesday, much im
proved after an operation on his hand.
Mrs. Frank Holden, who has been
seriously ill for a couple of weeks, is on
the mend. Her mother, Mrs. Graves of
Columbus, is with her.
The assessment books of Olarksville
tou'nship. outside of the village of
Chirks, show that there is only one time
piece and one musical instrument owned
bj' the tax-payers.
L. A. Gates was granted a saloon li
cense by the village board last Wednes
day, but as the remonstrators appealed
the matter to the district court, the sa
loon will not be opened until after a
O. S. Holden, for many years a highly
respected citizen of this community,
died Friday morning at 4 o'clock. He
was nearly 73 years of age and had been
failing for some time. The funeral ser
vices were held at the Congregational
Church in Silver Creek at 2 o'clock Sun
day. Rev. L. Lohr of Fullerton conduc
ting the services.
An accident, happened yesterday which
seriously threatens the life of Kenneth.
4 year old son of Clarence Mrfjean, who
li vs 7 miles west of town. Mr. McLean
was chopping down a tree, when his
little boy, of whose presence he was un
.aware, ran up before him and was struck
in the head by the sharp edge of the axe,
which cut through his skull. The ex
tent of the injury is hard to determine
just now, but the best is hoped for.
' Furnishing Goods
RELIABLE GOODS AT
405 11th Street,
HENRY RAGATZ & GO.
ABOUT OUR NEIGH
BORS AND FRIENDS
CLIPPED FROM OUR
From the Time.
Mrs. Nels Olson returned to the Co
lumbus hospital last Monday for treat
ment. Mrs. Julias Phillipps is receiving a
visit f rem her mother, Mrs. John Bader
E. Wilber died at his home here Sun
day morning, June 14,1908, shortly after
six o'clock, in the 71st year of his age.
The remains were sent to Mapleton,
Iowa, for burial Tuesday, after a short
funeral service, accompanied by Cyrus
Creek and Mrs. Wilber.
It is reported that Mrs. Nettie Horton
and Dugal White were recently married
at Denver, where Mr. White holds a
position with a railway company. Mrs.
Horton left Genoa about three weeks
ago and went to Ft. Dodge to visit a
brother, and from that city to Denver
Fred Horton and Miss Clara Cottrell
went to Fullerton last Saturday and
after securing the neoessary license,
were mat ried by County Judge Klease.
The groom is a son of Frank Horton
residing south of town, and the bride is
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Cot
trell living on a farm six miles southwest
From the Nonpareil.
The ball team and band will go to Co
lumbus on the Fourth to help that baili
wick celebrate the nation's birthday.
The team will play against Columbus.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Oostello were in
town Saturday and Sunday while return
ing to their home in Columbus from a
trip to Denver and other Colorado points.
While working on a shed at his home
Monday afternoon, Will Desoh received
a fall that will lay him up for some time.
He was working about twelve feet from
the ground when a timber broke aud
denly and be fell to the floor. He was
badly bruised about one side of hi Ivuitr
and received a slight internal injury.
nis injuries are not necessarily serious,
though they are quite painful.
The Y. M. O. A. Juniors are planning
to present an indoor circus in the gym
nasium some time during the latter part
of the month. The boys have become
nrnficient in crvmnaaiem work ami will
put up an interesting exhibition. Im
mediately following the nimnn if nr.
ent plans mature, they will go to Burk
man's pond near Palmer for their annual
summer outing. It is among the possi
bilities that they may give their circus
From the Fort.
Bob McKee oB0 np" from Oolaufeaa
to spend Sunday with his wife.
Kit Gay received word this weak that
his cousin, Milan Jacobs, who formerly
lived here, has gone violently insane.
He is suffering from tuberculosis and it
is supposed that the disease has affected
his mind. '
Word has been received here of the
death of Mrs. Bert Wood a few days ago
at her home in Montana. She had been
sick only a short time with spinal men
ingitis. She leaves six children one of
whom is dangerously ill with the same
disease. Mrs. Wood a maiden name was
Lulu McCay. She was the daughter of
Orlando MoCay and spent her childhood
From the Newt-Joarnal.
We ought to be satisfied that it ie only
gently raining in this country. Bead of
the great rains, Hoods and winds down
in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, then
go to the secret closet and give thanks
that we are better off than possibly we
S. Li Sturtevant received a draft from
the government the first of the week for
$875, balance due him for clothes. It
seems that Sam failed to draw all the
clothes that was coming to him, and now
after 43 years the government sends
along the balance due him.
Last Saturday little Goldie Babb.
yonngest daughter of the sheriff, was
playing in the court house yard, when a
big dog ran into her and knocked her
down, breaking her collar-bone. One
thing is certain, Fullerton has dogs to
spare, and the worthless kind ought to
Friends of Miss Edith Houghawout
have received invitations to her marriage
yesterday at Kearney to Mr. Carl Spieih,
a popular and successful young merchant
at Amherst. After the ceremony it is
undestood that the happy couple will go
to Denver and other western points on
their wedding trip, and returning will
make their home at Amherst. Cedar
A number of fields of wheat are show
ing up badly with rust. In places the
wheat is going down, which means a
total loss. Many corn fields are green
as cucumbers with grass, all because the
excessive rainfall has rendered their
cultivation an impossibility. Once this
editor declared he would never again
kick on rain, no matter how much fell,
and we are here to make good on that
assertion. And we don't take any Btook
in the flood story as related by Noah,
either, so if it never quits we are doom
to go the way of all the unbelievers of
An action for divorce has been com
menced in the district court to annul the
marriage between Orover C. Smith and
Ida Viola Smith. This oouple were
married in Fullerton on the 29th of May,
without the knowledge or consent of the
bride's parents. The petition seta np
that Viola is under 16 years of . age and
was not capable of entering into a ma
trimonial alliance by reason thereof. It
seems that after the marriage the couple
went to Omaha where the defendant was
living prior to the marriage. The girl
soon tired to her lord and protector and
sent for her people to come and get her,
which they very promptly did. The
suit is brought in the name of the father
of Mrs. Smith, Francis M. Anstiae.
From the Signal.
A bran new baby girl arrived at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Luchsinger
Tom Dalton has received the informa
tion that his brother and his brother's
son were killed June 7th in a cyclone
near Mauston, Wis.
Mrs. Jake Oreisen and two children,
and Mrs. Seeberger, of Columbus, spent
several days this week with St. Anthony
and Platte Center friends.
PatCronindug some potatoes out of
his garden yesterday morning that were
as large as hen's eggs These are the
first home grown potatoes we have heard
of this season.
John J. Greisen and Jake Ripp arrived
here Monday evening from Portland,
Oregon, where they went two years ago.
John has a position as book keeper and
Jake as a stationary engineer. They
came back here for a few weeks' visit,
and will then return.
Denny Robertson Monday sold to St.
Joseph's church society the lots which
he owned joining the ohurch property
on the Bouth. We are not advised, but
conjecture that on these lots will be
placed the entertainment bnilding which
Father Laborious has had under con
sideration for some time.
About nine o'clock Wednesday eve
ning a black cloud rolled up from the
southwest which brought a wind that
made things pop for two or three minutes
and made people think of the numerous
cyclones they hsd been reading about re
cently, but with the exception of upset
ting of an occasional outhouse no damage
was done here. At the Mrs. Kate Mark
farm, some five miles northeast cribs and
other outbuildings were twisted out of
place. At the farm of William Hoefel
man. sr., near Oldenbush, a corncrib
granary, windmill and other small out
buildings were destroyed. Mail carrier
Qleason tells us of a large oottonwood
tree near the Oldenbush church, which
was twisted up, roots and all, and thrown
directly across the road, completely
blockisg it. There were doubtless other
places hit which we have not heard
Am Itttmtiif Trip.
The Union Pacific closely follows the
pathofthe'Torty-Niners," which has
become historic as "The Overland Route"
the direct route to 8an Francisco. If
you cross the continent in one of the
tourist sleepers of this line you will en
joy your trip and save considerable
money. Inquire about low rata to
Oaliforiis of , O. Brows, afaat.
219-21-23 West Eleventh St.
The right party can
eecare an excellent position, salary
or comnuVeion for Columbus and tI
cinitr. Btato atfe, former occupation
and give reference. Address LOCK
BOX 438, Lincoln, Neb.
From the Republican.
Miss Rose Klaus of Columbus is the
guest of her sister. Mrs. Vestal Moore,
Everybody is going to Columbus the
Fourth. The Ifland boys will run their
steam swing there.
Mrs. A. M. Work visited over Sunday
at the home of her brother, Dr. 0. D.
Evans of Columbus.
H. J. Hill, chairman of the village
board, was in Columbus last Saturday
preparing the waver works bonds and
preparing to register them. They will
be placed on the market as soon as
registered and when sold bids for the
construction of the plant will be re
ceived. No wonder people are complaining
about the amount of rainfall, as the
government guage shows 15.57 inches
since the first of May. The May rain
fall was 850 aud the June 7.07. These
rains have not been general, going in
streaks, but there has been plenty of
moisture and some to spare.
Sometime ago Tom Hill had some rip
rapping put in on his placed east of Mon
roe, where the river was cutting the
bank. This was before the high water
and examination since that time shows
that the work has held and the current
pushed away from the bank. MissGeer
of Columbus owns land east of Mr.
Hill's and thii was also protected by the
riprapping, which has held the curreut
away from the bank, and stopped the
cutting. They are both well pleased
with the work, which will save quite a
tract of land from being swallowed up
by the river.
For a good many years the Loup river
has been gradually cutting the banks
and making inroads on the pasture own
ed by J. E. North. Of late it has been
cutting toward the head of the slough
and the last high water was sufficient to
start a current of the river down the
slough, which will eventually make an
island out of some land at present used
for pasture. But the owners are going
to do something to protect their inter
ests, and Wednesday a representative of
the Omaha Current Deflector company
looked over the situation, and in a few
days they will decide what they are go
ing to do with it
From the Journal.
Jack Price, a former Colfax county
boy, now engaged in the real estate busi
at Columbus, was in town yesterday.
Herman Eber hard and wife of White
water, Kansas, are here visiting for a few
weeks with old-time Colfax county
friends. They are well pleated with
their new home in the Sunflower state.
Ferdinand Krause went to Omaha
Monday and brought home with him his
little son, who for some weeks has been
receiving treatment in one of the hospi
tals there. We are glad to know that
the child is well on the road to recovery.
There is no country on the face of the
globe that will stand as much drouth or
endure as much rain as good old Ne
braska, and to that quality she owes the
fact that after three weeks of continuous
rains she gives promise of a bounteous
harvest. Stand up for Nebraska! She's
the best ever!
Fifty-eight years ago there was born
in Oldenburg, Germany, a boy, George
Hilbers, who grew up to be a man of the
cbaracteristices that made him honored,
respected and beloved by his fellowmen.
Kind and considerate of his family and
friends, and just in all his business deal
ing, the news of bis passing, which oc
curred on Monday evening at the family
home ten miles north of this place, cast a
gloom over i he entire community. His
death was caused by blood poisouing, the
effect of scratching his hand some weeks
ago on a sharp barb or a wire fence be
was repairing. At the age of twenty the
deceased came to America in 1870, with
his parents and located near Hooper. In
1888 he moved to this neighborhood, and
in the twenty years he resided among us
he won and held the respect and friend
ship of all with whom a oame in contact
Proa the Dworrat
Frits Brown and Clyde Ely spent Sun
day with friends in Columbia.
Franz Lachnit of Columbus is calling
on relatives and friends in town this
John Zavadil visited with the Ratter
man family at Columbus a few days the
forepart of the week.
Ed. Rossiter was up from Columbus
Wednesday, having legal business to
trsnsaotin the Creston neighborhood.
Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock
during nuptial nigh mass at St. Francis
church, Frank H. Tieskoetter was
united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth A.
Steffat, Rev. Fr. Knrzer officiating.
Leander, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs.
Pred Fangman. was operated on for ap
pendicitis Tuesday of this week at St
Mary's hospital in Columbus. From the
latest reports he is improving as rapidly
as could be expected.
Mr. and Mrs. John VanDyke of Den
ver are here on a visit to bis brother
Nick and family. Mr. VanDyke first
struck this community in 1879 and soon
after that he went to Colorado and has
since made his home there. Mr. and
Mrs. VanDyke will go from here to
Chicago and other places in the east for
a visit before returning home.
John Frisch and Miss Sophia Schmid
were united in marriage in St. Francis
church Tuesday morning of this week,
Rev. Father Knrzer, officiating. The
bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank 8chmid old and respected resi
dents of the community and the groom
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Frisch
prominent Madison county people.
From the San.
On Monday. June 15th Mrs. Josephine
Vraspir was granted a divorce from Mr.
Adolph Vraspir. Mrs. Vraspir receives
as alimony $7,000 and retains custody of
the daughter, while the two boys go to
The reports ooming to this offioe in
dicate that the small grain on the low
lands is ruined and will not be worth
cutting and that the corn is getting very
grassy and turning yellow. However
there is time for the corn to revive and
make a big crop if the weather would
dear up and enable the farmers to get at
work in ihe fields.
A new city hall for Schuyler is no
longer a theory to be talked about but
is now a sure fact. The building when
completed is to be one that Schuyler or
any other town ought to be proud to
own. The plans have been drawn and
approved, the contract let, and work, in
a minor degree begun. Last week the
old city park was a scene of confusion.
The iron railing fence has been torn
away. The numerous large box-elder
trees within the square have all been cut
down and hauled away and excavating
commenced. The building is to he two
stories in height. On the northwest
corner will be a tower about sixty feet in
height and in this tower is to be placed
a town clock. This dock is to be donat
ed to the city by the Bohemian Dancing
Club. The cost of the same will he
From the Argaa.
Mrs. C. .M. Cotterman received a cable
gram Tuesday bearing the news that her
husband sailed from Manila for home tbe
15th. It will be more than a month be
fore he will reach here.
King Bros, shipped a 600 pound hog to
Falls City, Monday. The head was un
usually small and the hog looked like all
that was necessary to make a barrel of
pork of him was to scrape off the hair
and put hoops around him.
Dussell and Son of Columbus secured
the plumbing contract for the school
houses. This will he a good big job to
put in the required number of closets
and connect with the sewer, but it will
be an improvement the value of which
can hardly be computed.
Dilligect search has been prosecuted
by many citizens the past week for the
body of Oscar Briese but so far to no
avail. It has been a difficult task owing
to ;he constant rains and high water.
Many believe the body is buried under
some sand bar and never can be found.
This suspense is distressing for the par
ents and they surely have tbe sympathy
of the entire community. No doubt but
the majority of parents have thought of
these poor people as they saw their little
ones safely tucked into bed each evening.
The Big Trees of California.
These "Plantations of God," as Emer
son termed them, contain the largest
known trees. Some of them staofl as
high as335 feet and have a girth of 115
feet. In point of thickness, height and
grandeur there are no trees known
which approach them. They are most
accessible via Union Pacific. Booklet
on "The Big Trees" and other California
literature free on application. E O.
Formerly it was customary for kings
of England on Good Friday to hallow
certain rings, the wearing of which
prevented cramp or epilepsy.
They were made from the metal ot
decayed coffins and consecrated with
an elaborate ceremony, some detail?
of which are still preserved. They
were "highly recommended by the
medical profession" about 1557, for
Andrew Boorde, in his "Breviary ot
Health," speaking of cramp, says:
"The kynge's majestie hath a great
helpe in this matter in hallowing
crampe ringes without money or petition."-
Occasionally cramp rings played a
persuasive part in diplomacy. Lord
Berners, our ambassador at the court
of Charles V., wrote In 150S "to iay
lorde cardlnall's grace" for some
"crampe ryngs," with trust to "bestowe
them well, by God's grace."
I COLUMBUS, NEB.
I H. F. Grelner I
I STAPLE, AND I
I FANCY GROCERIES. I
The best of every
thing in my line con
stantly on hand. My
stock is fresh and
clean and your wants
will be supplied at
We have an especially
well selected line of
garden and flower
fl. F. Grelner
Ind. Phone 2624 or X2l
COULDN'T SEE JOKE
TYSON AND BOTTS GOT TOO
MUCH OF A BATH.
Long 'immersion Probably Accounted
for Their Inability to Discover Hu
mor in Trick Played on
Them by Friends.
During the summer they take board
ers out at Dr. Jones', and among them
are Messrs. Tyson and Botts, two
young men who are engaged in busi
ness in the city. One day last July,
after supper, Tyson and Botts went
down to the creek to take a swim. As
soon as they had left the house, two
or three of the other fellows suggested
that it would be a good joke for two
of them to dress in women's clothes
and go over and scare Tyson and
Botts. So several of them borrowed
some skirts and hats and other female
fixings and, after assuming them,
started toward the creek.
The two swimmers saw them com
ing, and began to paddle up-stream to
get out of their way. The female fig
ures came nearer and took seats on
the bank of the stream, so close to the
clothes of the swimmers that there
was no chance at all for Tyson and
Botts to sneak out and dress them
selves hurriedly. And the women sat
there in the most aggravating man
ner, while Tyson and Botts staid in
the water shivering.
Presently they got up to go. the
swimmers thought; but to the horror
of the latter, they perceived the wom
en get into a boat and begin to paddle
up-stream. They went very slowly,
and so Tyson and Botts had time
enough to swim farther up in order to
get them out of the way. The boat
followed them up for about a mile, and
then Tyson concluded to do something
to explain the situation to the ladies.
He was beginning to feel sick.
Accordingly, he shouted at the top of
bis voice, and Botts shouted; but
those idiotic women still continued to
pull up-stream. The swimmers were
pretty near crazy, and at last they
made a dash for the bank and hid be
hind the bushes. Then the women
In the boat turned round and began
to row down the stream. Botts and
Tyson got in the water again and
swam after the boat.
The women landed close by their
clothes and, to the amazement of the
swimmers, picked them up and began
to walk off with them. Then Tyson
and Botts became excited and swam
In close to the shore to shout at the
women, and then the women began to
laugh, and the victims of the joke saw
how it was.
When they emerged from the water
they didn't join in the merriment.
They seemed gloomy and sad. and as
soon as Botts got his shirt on he went
up to Peters and shook his fist under
his nose, and said:
"You redheaded idiot, I've a notion
to bang the life out of you! Oh, you
may laugh, but if you ever try any of
your jokes on me again I'll fix you!
Now, you mind me."
Tyson and Botts will board else
where next summer. X. Y. Weekly.
Through Trarist Can.
If you elect to go to California in 8
tourist car, as many do, you need not
wait for certain days, but can go any day
in the week on tbe Union Pacific, a
thi line runs daily tourist cars to th
Pacifio Coast. Inquire of . O. Brown,
GOfnont Btok and flrilfk
tlal&Une. Estimate Fur
CEMENT WORK AND CON
All Kinds of
Clover Leaf and
Recognized as the
leading Spreaders on
the market today
More corn on the same
acreage by using the
Deere planter. It is
always ready for either
hilling or drilling
tools and implements to be
sharpened and repaired now
It will save you time when'
spring opens up. We keep1
only the latest and best in
buggies and carriages
Our horseshoes stick and '
don't lame your horse
Dates ctrn be made at the
We invite all who desire choice
steak, and the very best cuts of
all other meats to call at our
market on Eleventh street. We
also handle poultry and fish and
oysters in season.
S.E. MARTY fc CO.
Telephone No. 1. - Columbus. Neb.
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