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ft Special Offer j
northwest of Columbus for
sale. The best kind of
land very rich and
productive. T h i s
will make a fine
home for some
bodv. See it.
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Hog, top h; iiTi to $0
Mr. and Mrs.Wm. Lohr leave Wednes.
dav f this week for month' sojourn at
L'j-i Angeh-i ami other points on the
On account of Ak-sar-ben the Union
Pacific will sell round trip tickets to
Omaha for $1.5, date of sal.-September
iirf, Ji, :'.0, October 1. 2, and :5.
Kdna Kumpf lias tiled 11 petition in
district court asking for a divorce from
Emit Kumpf. She alleys cruelty and
asks for alimony and custody of the
two minor children.
P. F. I.uch'inger and family of Platte
Center, have rented the Win. Schroeder
residence, on East Eleventh street, and
will soon move to this city. Mr. Luch
binger has recently accepted a position
with the First National Bank.
Four Scottish Kite Masons of this
city. Geo. A. Scott, C. D. Evans, Henry
itagatz and A. . Ijeueehen, went to
Fremont Tuesday evening to attend the
midnight Scottish rite burial services
over the late 0. C. MeNish of that city-
Miss Hedwig Jaeggi went to Lincoln
Saturday morning, where she will resume
her studies in the conservatory or music
MwiJaeggihas for the past two years
been studying music in that city, and the
progress she is making is, indeed, remark
able. In the absence of both district judges
from the city. County Judge Ratierman
issued a temporary injunction Wednes
day, asked for by C. H. Buschman, re
uPU;.,..r M P. Onsnin and others fiom
removing certain theds and building ad
jarcnt to the slaughter yard now used
by the Buschman meat market.
Dr. and Mr. D. T. Martyn's home was
the .scene of a pretty but quiet wedding
Wedueadsy last, when their youngest
daughter. Miss Susan Petite, was lead to
the matrimonial altar by Mr. C. C.
Giveus of Mt. sterling, Illinois. In every
respect the wedding was a very quiet af
fair, being witnessed by a few relitives
or the contracting parties. At high noon
the bride and groom found places be-ni-mh
aii arch of white clematis, where
the Rev. James Wise, pastor of St. Mar
tin's church of South Omaha, performed
the ceremony that pronounced this esti
mable young lady and gentleman hu
band and wife. Immediately arter the
ceremony the guests were invited into
the spacious diniug room, where amid
the perfume of beautiful cut tlowers, a
three course dinner was served. The
bride has spent the greater, if not all of
ii..r lif. in this citv. and all who knew
her loved her for her ever cheerful dis
position and her many beautiful traits of
eharicter. The groom is a progressive
joung business man, being engaged in
the mercantile business in Kirk6ville,
Missouri, and during his frequent visits
to this city has won many friends. Mr.
and Mrs. Givens departed the same af
ternoon for St. Paul and Duluth; later
they will take a trip on the Great Lakes,
and will be at home to their many friends
after October 15, at Kirksville, Missouri
Two and one-halt
acres located 12
blocks from our
postoffice. A beau
tiful site lor an
Consolidated with the Columbia Times April 1, 1904; with the
A recent issue of the Geological Sur
vey PreBs Bulletin, issued by the govern
ment, conveys the information that
Platte and other counties in the state
are said to be overlain by natural pum
ice. The Bulletin says that "the pumice
produced in the United States in 1907
amounted to 8.112 short tons, valued at
S:',:),818 a decrease, as compared with
the 1900 production, of 4,088 tons. The
price per ton, however, rose rrom 5i.
in the earlier year to $4.17 in the later
year, chielly because of increased cost of
handling the material at the mines and
"ettinir it into the cars. The imports of
pumice into the United Stales in 1907
were valued at 8.,G47 a decrease of
2;.04S from the value of the imports in
the preceding year. All of the domestic
pumice marketed in this country comes
from Harlan and Lincoln counties, Neb.f
but deposits are also known in South
Dakota. Kansas, and Oklahoma. Scat
tered deposits occur in other Western
States. Tne term pumice is applied to
a form or volcanic rock which may be
either massive or in a linely comminuted
state. The massive variety is largely
imported from the Liparl Islands, a vol
canic group in the Mediterranean sea
north of Sicily. The roek owes its pe
culiar porous, vesicular, or pumiceous
condition tc the ra'pid expansion of in
cluded moisture or gases due to sudden
release of pressure at the time of its ejec
tion from the volcano. This expansion
may be carried to such an extent that
the rock is completely shattered, and the
resultant finaly powdered material may
he carried to unknown distances by wind
and air currents and then deposited in
beds that may reach several feet in thick
ness. This explanation is usually as
signed to the Nebraska deposits. Prac
tically the entire State of Nebraska is
said to he overlam by natural pumice,
deposits of which extend as far east as
Omaha. The extent and thickness of
the beds are evidence of extraordinary
former volcanic activity. North of
Nebraska, in the heart of the Bad Lands
of South Dakota, beds of pumice 10 to 15
feet thick have been noted. In Scotts
Bluff and Banner counties, in the west
ern Dart of Nebraska, there are beds 100
feet thick, which, though not consisting
wholly of volcanic ash, have been rend
ered white by it. The material in indi
vidual beds differs greatly in purity, tex
ture, and physicial condition. Some of
it is pure and white; some is adulterated
with silt, sand, clay, particles of lime
stone, etc. In texture also it exhibits
great variety, the materials being found
in almost every stage of consolidation,
from incoherent dust to fairly compact
rock. Nearly all the material iB used
for abrasive purposes, either in the form
of polishing powders or soap."
General Manager Frank Walters and
Sunetintendent O. H. Reynolds, of the
Northwestern, have just returned from a
trip to Gregory and Dallas, where they
conferred with the city officials of those
two towns regarding preparations for
the forthcoming Tripp county land rush.
They found the two towns in the Rose
bud, which will lie registration points,
to be alive and on the qui vive in anti
cipation of the rush which begins two
weeks from Monday. Superintendent
Reynolds said that preparations for pol
ice protection are being made at both
Gregory and Dallas. At Dallas there
will be one Pinkerton man imported to
take charge of the local special police
men, uregory will nave rniipie puuee
protection also. As matters now stand,
gambling will not be allowed on the
streets and will be restricted to the sa
loons in both Gregory and Dallas. Plans
have been made to regulate other condi
tions which usually accompany such
throngs. Both Gregory and Dallas are
already crowded with people awaiting
the rush Tents have sprung up on the
nrairie in that region. The first Tues
day during the rush October 6 will be
a big day in the opening by reason or
the fact that on that day homeseekers'
rates apply on railroads from the east
and that is the only day upon which any
excursion rates will be made. O'Neill
and Valentine, affidavit points, are pre
paring also to handle good sized orowds.
Many people desiring to keep out of the
crush are expected there. Norfolk
The people of Columbus will not have
an opportunity to hear William H. Taft,
who, according to the dispatches, will
pass through this city some time after
midnight on the morning of October 2nd.
The Republican candidate will be turn
ed over to the Nebraska commilte at
Souix City Wednesday morning, Sept.
30, and his special train will go across
the river at Sioux City. Stops will be
made at Emerson, Wakefield, Wayne,
Norfolk, Stanton, West Point, Scribner
and Fremont, and thence the train goes
direct to Lincoln, where Mr. Taft will
make the only set speech scheduled for
Nebraska. The train will remain in
Lincoln all night and start early in the
morning of October 1 for a tour of the
South Platte country, making stops at
Crete, Wilbur, DeWitt, Beatrice, Paw
nee City, Falls City, Auburn, Nebraska
City and Plattsmouth, arriving in Oma
ha for at least one and possibly two
speeches. Mr. Taft will take a night
train for North Platte, where he will ar
rive at 9 o'clock on the morning of Oct.
2, speaking there and at Sidney en-route
to "Denver, where he will arrive that
Miss Lillian Weldin, formerly a Platte
county school teacher, has accepted a
position with a Kearney company an
1 book-keeper and assistant. She depart
ed for that place several days ago.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1908.
Looks LiKe a Case of Hypnotism.
Dr. Naumann, Dentist 13 St.
O. R. Prieb, painting and paper
People who get results advertise in the
For the fall bride, diamonds at Nie
wohner's. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Berger,
September 16, a son.
Dr. C. A. Allenburger, office in new
State Bank building.
Dra. Caretenaon & Hyland, Veterinar
ians. Both phones 212.
Dr. D. T. Martyn. jr., office new Colum
bus State Bank building.
Balance of our wall paper goes at 30
per cent discount. Leavy.
Wanted Girl for general housework.
Inquire of Mrs. Clinton C. Gray.
Editor Richard Hamey of the Tribune
was called to Lincoln on business Mon
day. Will Blaser of Omaha, was the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Qlur and family
For Sale Four room house with two
ots, a bargin. Inquire at the Nebraska
(J ray's opening of Fall Mil
linery, Friday and Saturday,
September 25 and 26.
Miss Alice Loean of York, waa the
guest of Mrs and Mrs. A. C. Scott and
other relatives several days last week.
The Misses Elise and Helen Brngger
left Sunday for Oberlin, Ohio, where
they will attend school for the coming
Mrs. Wm. Kaufman is expected home
from Omaha today, where she went sev
eral days ago for a short visit with re
latives. Mrs. John Ger went to Newman
Grove, Friday afternoon for a short visit
with her daughter, Mrs. O. D. Woods
E. S. Ogden, one of the prominent
prohibitions of Genoa, was among those
in the city Tuesday to hear Candidate
Cigar salesman wanted in your local
ity to represent us; experience un
necessary; $110 per month and expenses.
Write for particulars. Monroe Cigar
Co., Toledo, O.
Why suffer with headaches? Others
have been completely relieved by wear
ing our headache glasses so may you.
E. J. Niewohner.
Miss Eileen Kavanaugh returned to
her home in this city last Friday even
ing from Milwaukee, after a two months'
visit with relatives.
Mrs. Jennie Rathburn is in Chicago,
this week, where she is receiving in
struction in the art of dressmaking. It
is not known just how long she will re
main. Mrs. Martin Goatello and son John
have gone west for a six weeks' visit
with relatives. They are now in Ogden,
Utah, but will continue their trip in a
Rev. and Mrs. R. Neumarker have re
turned from Edgmont, South Dakota,
where they went three weeks ago for a
visit with their son, Dr. W. R. Neumar
ker, and family.
R. 8. Palmer the tailor, clean, dyes
and repairs Ladies1 and Gents' clothing.
Hats cleaned and reblocked. ButtonB
mode to order. Agent Germania Dye
Works. Nebraska Phone.
Mike Butob, who came to the hospi
tal last Monday died there Wednesday
and waa" buried in the Catholic cemetery.
Nothing was known of the man until he
arrived at that institution.
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Change of Program
A most wonderful colored picture
the Best Policy
A very pathetic story with a great
"It Glues Every
thing, even Iron"
"Mr. Sott Head has
a Good Time
Two very Comical Pioturos that
will make ou laugh as yon
never laughed heforo
Drs. Martyn, Evans & Ireland.
Dr. D.T. Murtjn ivmi1iic plitiao, Hell t-, I ml.
42. Dr.C 1. Kan- roil-n't iilmiio. IVII. lI:ick
fc.', hid. '5i, Or. C. A. Irplaml iv-iik-uw ihoiu
IW1. red i'J. Ind.-'. OHk-e phone-. Hell 1! Imi.
m. Office we-t ideofcit pnrk.
Drs. Paul and Matzen, Dentists.
Dr. Lneschen Occulist and aurist.
Dr. Vallier, Osteopath, Barber block.
H. Slater, veterinarian, pnone
Daisy worm powder (for hogs.)
the work. Leavy,
For storage room, enquire of the
Columbus Hide Co.
Attend Gray's opening of Fall
Millinery Friday and Saturday,
September 25 and 2(.
Wm. Kaatz, an inmate of the poor
fa-ra, died at the hospital last Saturday,
aged (55 years, and was buried in the
Rev. Samuel D Harkness of South
Dakota, will preach at the Presbyterian
church Sunday, September 27. both
morning and evening.
Louis Held, W. J. Voss and Louis
Groteleuchen were at Fullerton over
Sunday visiting Mr. Held's brother, who
lives south of that town.
8moke Victoria, 6ve cent cigar, and
White Seal, ten cent cigar, both Colum
bus made goods. Thoy are the best
brands offered in this city.
Mrs. E. H. Naumann returned home
Monday evening from Lincoln, where
she accompanied Margaret Naumann,
who enters the state university this year.
Anyone desiring large pictures of Taft
and Sherman can secure them by calling
onR. S.Dickinson; office in the base
ment of the Commercial National bank.
The Firemen league team and the
Southside Sluggers played a game of
baseball Sunday. The game was very
interesting, the score being 12 to 3 in fa-
for of the Sluggers.
Friday & Saturday
Sept. 25th and 26th
H. H. STIRES
Platte County Argus January 1, 1906.
Eugene W. Chafin, prohibition candi
date for president of the United States,
addressed a fair sized audience at the
city park Tuesday forenoon. The speak
er was introduced by the Rev. DeWolf,
pastor of the Methodist church. Candi
date Chafin is a pleasing speaker, and in
a humorous vein alluded to the fact that
he was one of seven candidates running
for president, but only six of them were
taking part in the campaign, the seventh
being confined in a penitentiary out in
Nevada. He said there were two Eu
genes, two Williams and two Thomases
in the list of candidates; he alluded to
Taft as the fearless leader, Bryan as the
peerless leader, and himself as the beer
less leader. The speaker took the ground
that there could not be two standard of
morals in this country, and that within
five j ears there would not be a licensed
saloon doing busiuess under the Ameri
can flag. He argued that if the saloon
business is wrong it cannot he made
right by law; that if a vote on the pro
position to license the liquor traffic were
overwhelmingly in its favor it would
not mean that it was right; that the on
ly way to subdue the traffic whs by the
enactment of a national prohibition law
tie claimed that Taft was on record
against the enactment of any law which
the people wore not in favor of; that
Bryan had declared himself in favor of
the slate and not the general govern
ment deciding the liquor question. He
said that Bryan stands today on the li
quor question where Stephen A. Douglas
stood on the question of slavery half a
century ago; that in fifty years he would
probably catch up to the procession and
run for president with some chance of
succe-s. Mr. Chafin contended that
every man wno recognizeu iui mmc
was only one standard of morals under
the American flag was an Abraham Lin
coln republican, and that every man
who believed in two standard of morals
one for the state and one for the na
tion was a Stephen A. Douglas demo
crat. Mr. Chafin's address was differ
ent from that usually delivered by the
average prohibition speaker. From a
prohibition standpoint the address was
a strong one and the prohibitionists
present were highly elated at the success
of the meeting and the impression made
by their candidate for president.
The ringing of the police alarm in
Frankfort park called officers Burke and
Nelson to that place where they found
Arthur Clay, a young man, about twenty
one years of age, who told them a story
about trying to commit suicide. lie
said he was out on West Sixteenth street.
and intended killing himself there and
make it look like a case of murder. He
had a revolver, railroad spike, a bottle
of carbolic acid and a piece of rock. He
tried the acid first, but it tasted bad,
then he shot off his revolver, and then
lost his nerve, lie told the policemen
later he had turned his pockets inside
out and thrown everything away, and a
search in the morning revealed the truth
of his statements. Clay worked on the
Reisch Bros, ranch at Richland and was
considered a steady man. He came
there from Iowa where bis folks live.
As his mind was not considered sonndt
he was locked up in the county jail until
Sunday, when his father came from the
east and took bim home. From xemarks
made by his father the family is in poor
Charley Hirschbrunner has returned
from Central City, where he went several
days ago to work for A. Dussell & Son,
who have contracted some work in that
city, but on account of being ill had to
abadon work for the present.
George Bloedorn and Wm. Kaufman
have returned from Ord, where they
went several days ago on a short hunt
ing trip. They bagged much game, and
report a pleasent onting. While there
George Bloedorn purchased a fine hunt
Manly Loi;an, collector and book
keeper for the Columbus Light. Heat
und Power Company, returned Saturday
noon from Alhion, where he went never
al days previous for a short visit with
relatives. He also attended the fair
while in that city.
Superintendent U. S. Conn of the city
schools Iihb been appointed a member of
a committee to formulate a high school
course on luitbeiuttics. This committee
will report to a commission, who in turn
will make recommendations to the next
legislature, for aetiou..
Miss Gertrude Jaeggi returned Friday
evening frotu Kansas City, Missouri,
where she has been visiting friends for
the past six weekB. In company with
a nnmber of friends Miss Jaeggi spent
much of the time at a summer resort
She reports a pleasant outing.
The attendance in the Columbus pub
lic schools is becoming so large that it
is already a problem to take care of the
scholars. In the Sixth, Seventh and
Eighth grades there are 200 pupils and
four teachers, and practically the same
conditions exist in a number of the other
Dr. Harry Arnold arrived in the city
Saturday from California, and after a
short stop here, will go on to Chicago
on a business mission. It is his inten
tion to make a longer 9tay on his return
trip. The Arnold family and other old
time Columbus people now living in
California, are enjoying good health.
W. W. Wuittacker, who is employed
by the city to do the street sprinkling,
accidently fell from the water wagen
last Wednesday morning and in some
manner fell beneath it, the wheel pass
ing over his foot badly crushing it. Al
though the injury is very painful it is
not considered dangerous. Louis
RAnrnemann is now sprinkling the
Mr. and Mra. L W. Snow returned
Snndav evenintr from Madisonvillc.
Kentucky, where they were called several
days ago by the serious illness of Mr.
Snow's sister, Mrs. J. A. Rudy, who
passed away before Mr. and Mrs. Snow
reached her bedside, death resulting
from neritomtis. They were accom
panied home by a little niece, who will
One of the attractive features in the
educational building at the state fair at
Lincoln was the manual training and
general display of the Columbus schools,
and it carried off three first and one sec
ond prizes. The first prizes amounted
to 825 in cash, but the second carried
nothing, being given in recognition
of the general excellence of the display.
In addition to this there was an excep
tionally fine display of clay modeling.
considered the best in the building, bnt
no prizes were offered on this.
On Tuesday, October 20, a proposition
will be submitted to the electors of Co
lumbus to vote bonds in the sum of
J $15,000 for the construction of a sewer
age system. The plans provide for a
sewer on Olive street commencing at
Sixteenth Street and running south to
Pacific avenue. At the north end the
proposed sewer will be 3G incheB in dia
meter, gradually increaaing in size to a
diameter to 60 inches at Tenth street.
The sewer will be constructed of brick
and cement. Th estimated cost is
$14.f00. At the same election a proposi
tion will also be submitted to the voter
to issue bonds to the amonut of 84.000
for the purpose of purchasing land for
That Columbus has had more fires
than the average City of it9 size, in the
past two weeks, was proven beyond a
doubt Saturday afternoon, when the
firemen were called out twice within
twenty minutes. The first call waB
sounded about three thirty, when the
store house belonging to the Columbus
Light, Heat and Power Company was
seen on fire. It was only a matter of a
few minutes' work to extinguish the
flames after the firemen were upon the
scene, but if it had not been for the
prompt response of the firemen, Colum
bus would have had a fire long to be re
membered. A south wind was blowing,
and as this building is situated between
the power house and the Columbus
Roller Mills, which is owned and operat
ed by G. A. Schroeder, considerable
damage could have been done had the
fire gained much headway, but the dam
age done was very slight. As the firemen
were returning from the power houee
the fire alarm was sounded again, this
time they were directed to the second
fire district, where upon nearing the fire
it was found to be a small prairie fire
about fifteen blocks from a hydrant.
With a little assistance the people in that
vicinity bad little trouble in extinguish
ing the flames. In either case it is un
known just how the fires originated.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,923.
One Gallon Makes 72
Gallons of U. S.
Best Disinfectant Tor Stable Use
PRICE, $1.25 PER 6AL.
POLLOCK & GO.
The Druggist on the Corner
Swell est line or Fall Hats
ever on exhibition in Colum
bus at Gray's Fall Opening of
Millinery, Friday and Satur
day. September 25 and 26.
Chas. Todenhoft has filed a petition
in district court asking for an injunction
restraining C. C. Jones from operating
a gasoline engine at his bakery during
the night time, alleging that the noife
disturbs Mr. Todenhoft's family, the
guests and help at the hotel.
Aaron Douran paid a tine of $40 and
costs, amounting to $5 more, for having
a eein and three fish in Lis possession.
The complaint was tiled in Judge Rat
terman's court by Deputy Game Warden
J. E. Hunger, who caught Douran with
the net aud fish in his possession.
Mrs. Lane Williams departed Wednes
day for llillsboro, Ohio, for a two montba'
visit with home folks. In the course of
six or eight weeks Mr. Williams will
leave for Ohio, where he will accompany
his wife to niHiiy eastern cities. Mr. and
Mrs. Williams expect to return to Oolu tu
bus about the middle of November.
The Boyd-Murray Hardware Com
pany, the new Thirteenth Btreet firm,
expect to open up in the German Nation
al Bank building on October 10. The
new firm is composed of D. D. Boyd, for
ten years employed in the hardware
department of the Gray Mercantile Co .
and James Murray, formerly of York,
Road Overseer John Randall has just
completed a half mile of as good road
work as has been done in some time,
with the use of the elevator grader.
There are two eight v rod stretches, four
miles east of the city, one near W. J.
Newman's and the other at Wm. Steven
son's. This whs a much needed im
provement in that locality and the work
of the road overseer is much appreciated.
Mr-. John Graf pleasantly entertained
a number of lady friends Monday after
noon iu honor of a birthday. This esti
mable lady received many nseful and
beautiful presents. The afternoon waa
spent in social chat and several prize
winning games were played; Mrs. John
Seipp and Mra. G. Launer won the
favors. Late in the afternoon refresh
ments were served. Twenty-one ladies
Mrs. H. B. Reed, substitute until carri
er on R. F. D. No. 3, who resides on a
farm one mile north of the city, meet
with what may prove a fatal injury while
returning from the mail route. As she
neared the home of (. C. Pennington,
who lives a short distance from town,
her horses became unmanageable and
ran away, throwing her from the wagon,
breaking her ankle in two places a d
otherwise injuring her about the beaa
and shoulderx. The real caftse of the
accident may never be known, as at thia
writing the patient has not yet gained
consciousness, but all that skilled doc
tors and loving hands can do is being
done, and it is thought possible but not
probable that she will recover.
We have the agency for the
famous Muneing Underwear, the
best popular priced Union Suite
on the market. Prices in men's
from 31.50 to $4.30. Prices in
boys' from 50c, 75c, $1 and $1 25.
In two piece garments we have
a splenuid line ready for your in
spection and ranging in price
from 50c to 32 50 a garment. Buy
early while the sizes are complete.
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