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Consolidated with the Columbus Times April 1, 1904; with the Platte County Argus January 1, 1906.
THIRTY-NINTH YEAR. NUMBER 28.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1908.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,926.
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P. .1. McCaffrey anil Mrs. 1L L. Rossi
ter nre in Omaha today t attend the
funcnil of Mre. F. H. Keeshan, wife of
an old lime Union Pacific: passenger
Congressman J. F. Boyd and United
States Senator Noma Drown will speak
in Monroe on Saturday afternoon, Oct.
24. The meeting will b.'gin about 2:30
and at its close they will meet the peo
ple. An evening meeting will be held
Mrs. W. D. Benson returned Tuesday
from Inman, where she has been taking
care of her daughter. Mrs. C. D. Itock
ford, who has been sick with typhoid
fever. Mrs. Rockford returned with
hrr nnd will visit with her parents for
The board of supervisors held a short
session this week to transact routine
busine-s, finishing up Wednesday.
.Supervisors Smith and Clother were un
able to attend on account of sickness,
the latter being here Monday and the
former beiug absent for the entite week.
W. T. llanBdell, years ago a promi
nent business man in Columbus, was in
the city Tuesday, and took the early
train this morning for Norfolk, at which
place he will visit a sister whom he has
not seen in twenty years. Mr. Ransdell
is now located at Clay Center, Kansas,
and is prospering in fine shape.
Mrs. Frieda Wilken, aed 21 yeare,
died at her home in Bismark township
Sunday, after a lingering illness. De
ceased was the wife of Henry Wilken, to
whom she whs married January 4, 1SW5,
who is left to mourn her loss. The
funeral was held Wednesday from the
Loseke Creek church. Rev. Denninger
conducting the services.
Mrs. Otto Rummer entertained a
number of young lady friends to a six
o'clock dinner Tuesday eveuing, in honor
of her daughter, Miss Stella, the occasion
being her seventeenth birthday. The
table was beautifully decorated in pink
nnd white and candles were also used in
the decoration. Miss Kummer was the
recipient of several pretty and useful
Mis. A. M. Covert, assisted by several
of the clerks in the Gray Mercantile
store, gave a farewell reception at her
home in north Columbus Monday even
ing, in honor of Lesley Reynolds, who
departed the following morning for
California. Mr. Reynolds has been em
ployed in the Gray dry goods department
for the past few months, but on account
of failing health, had been advised by
his physician to go west.
R. S. PALMER
The Tailor, has moved to
one door south of Fried
hof s store and has install
ed an up-to-date steam
cleaning plant Steam and
French dye cleaning of
clothing. Curtains, Rugs
and Furs a specialty.
Repairing of all descrip
tions rebinding skirts, re
lining coats and jackets,
velvet collars. Prices are
reasonable. Also a full
line of woolens for suits,
overcoats and trousers at
medium prices . . ALL
Dry and Steam
1213 Platte St.
Bell Phone 194
A special from O'Neill gives the follow
ing account of the death of Charles Red
mund, a barber, of St. Edward, who
was killed by the the cars while on his
way to O'Neill to register for the Tripp
county land drawing. Redraund, up to
one year ago. was a resident of Platte
Center, where he conducted a barber
shop: "The coroner's jury in the inquest
over there mains of Charles C. Redmund,
the barber from St. Edward killed by a
Northwestern train here Wednesday
night, brought in a verdict of accidental
death, exonerating his companion,
James McKelvey, who was with him at
the time. The two men rode from Oak
dale on the pilot of the engine and were
said to be under the influence of liquor.
As the train passed the stock yards a
quarter of a mile east of the station Red
man fell from the engine pilot and was
ground beneath the car wheels, and head
severed from the body and the limbs and
body mangeled. A brakeinnn saw the
man under the wheels nnd flagged the
engineer, who brought the train to a
standstill as soon as possible. Police
men were called and they took the re
mains to Undertaker Biglin's, who pre
pared them for shipment and burial af
ter the inqueBt. The man's parents re
side near St. Edward and they were
notified and sent word to ship the re
mains to that place, which will be done
today. Redmund wasan unmarried mac
thirty-two years of age, and was coming
here with McKelvey, a hurness maker at
St. Edward, to register for the land
The home of Mr. and Mrs. AugUBt
Kempf was saddened by the death of
their only child, who, in some unknown
manner, fell in a rain barrel and was
drowned. All that loving hands and
skilled physicans, who were quickly
summoned, was done as soon as the
child was removed from the scene of the
accident, but life was pronounced ex
tinct. The barrel had been placed in the
ground so as to be used as a cistern
some time ago by persons, who owned
the property, which the Kempt family
now occupy. Mrs. Kempf was entertain
ing some lady friends, who had called at
her home and in the meantime the child
wandered into the back-yard, and it is
supposed the cover, which was placed
over the barrel gave way and the little
one met the sad fate. Arthur Albert
August, was born in Omaha, Neb., and
at the time of his death was fourteen
months and nine -Jays old. The 'funeral
was held Sunday afternoon at two
o'clock, short services were held at the
residence, after which the remains were
taken to the German Reformed church,
where the funeral services were con
ducted by Rev. Neumarker. Interment
wsb made in the Columbus cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Kempf formerly lived in
Omaha, but a short time ago moved to
this city Mr. Kempf is employed by
his father-in-law, Albert Klug, who .is
in the implement business. Relatives
who attended the funeral from out of
town were, Mrs. Kempf, mother of
August Kempf and Edward Kempf both
Mrs. Ellen Sheehan and family, whose
home is located near the proposed site of
the veterinary barn, which Drs. Carsten
son & Hyland are about to build on the
corner of Fourteenth and Kummer
streets, has entered an objection in the
court, requesting that the above parties
be enjoined from building this proposed
building on the lots recently purchased
for that purpose. They fear that this
institution will not only interfere with
the pleasures of their home, but result
in disagreeable odors and attract vermin
of various kinds, which will not only en
danger their health, but all those who
are compelled by the ownership of prop
perty to make their home in that locaity.
Wednesday was Bryan day in Colum
bus and for about forty minutes the
presidential candidate addressed a crowd
of about two thousand people in the city
park. The special train was a few minu
tes late on account of a delay at Schuy
ler, but as soon as it arrived Mr. Bryan
was taken to the park in an automobile,
preceded by the City Band, whioh fur
nished music for the occasion. Mr.
Bryan's talk was along the usual lines,
and his elicited plenty of applause from
his hearers, and visit here will give the
local democratic campaign new impetus
The train was accompanied by a number
of prominent democrats.
J. F. Siems and daughter Arma, re
turned Monday from Los Angeles, Cal.,
where they have been for the last three
weeks. While there Mr. Siems pur
chased a house and lot. and intends to
move his family there before the first of
December. He still retains his interests
at Colfax, Cal., and his residence in Los
Angeles will place hin nearer to them.
But it is not 6o much this as his health
that has induced Mr. Siems to make the
change from Nebraska to California.
John Graf, the county clerk of Platte
county, was stricken with paralysis
Tuesday forenoon while at work in
the court house. He became unconscious
and remained in that condition until
Wednesday morning, when he seemed
some better and was able to understand
what was going on around him. Only
one side is affected and bis many friends
hope he will soon be on the road to re
covery. Wm. Schilz has completed moving his
hoe store to the old location, and is now
) at the old stand in an entirely new build
Dr. Naumann, Dentist 13 St.
O. R. Prieb, painting and
People who get results advertise in the
Clover leaf manure spreader. Louis
For storage room, enquire of the
Oolumbus Hide Co.
Dr. C. A. Allenburger, office in new
State Bank building.
Drs. Carstenson & Hyland, Veterinar
ians. Both phones 212.
Dr. D. T. Martyn. jnofiioe new Colum
bus State Bank building.
Sometimes you may worry about your
eyes. Then try Niewohner.
Mrs. Odenhal, of Dixon, 111., Is in the
Mrs. Schaffer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
is a guest at the home of her sister, Mrs.
Charles Hirschbruner came down
from Central City Saturday to spend
Sunday with home folks.
Miss Lottie Becher came up from
Omaha Saturday to spend a few days
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Q.
Miss Lillian Hagel returned home
Monday evening after a two weeks visit
with friends and relatives at Omaha and
Mr. and Mrs. George Loseke, who live
seven miles north of Columbus, are the
proud parents of a fine baby girl, born
Lost, a pigskin pocketbook containing
a quantity of money and some papers.
Finder please leave at Journal office and
Miss Bessie Olson came down from
Genoa Saturday evening, to spend a few
days with her mother, who is a patient
at the hosipital.
Mrs. P. J. Hart assisted by Mrs. J. J.
Sullivan and Mrs. M. O. Keating will
entertain at a one o'clock luenchen
Edward Kempf of Omaha, arrived in
the city Sunday morning to attend the
funeral of his nephew. He was accom
panied by Fred Knapp.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Butler, who have been
the guests of Columbus relatives for the
past few days, have returned to their
home at Cedar Rapids.
Mrs. August Kempf, who has been
here for the past few days, and to at
tend the funeral of her grandchild, re
turned to her home at Omaha Monday
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years and have learned by exper
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Drs. Martyn, Evans & Ireland.
Dr. D.T. Martyn residence phone. Bell 42, 1 ml.
42. Dr.C. D. Evans residence phone. Bell, black
K, Ind. 256. Dr. G. A. Ireland residence phone
Bell, red 22, Ind. 22. Office phone. Bell ll, I ml.
19. Office ent side of city park.
Drs. Paul and Matzen, Dentists.
Dr. Vallier, Osteopath. Barber block.
Dr. W. H. Slater, veterinarian, phone
is coming to the North
We sell kodaks and ,pre?no cameras
and all supplies. Ed. J. Niewohner.
Congressman J. F. Boyd was in the
city Monday, enroute to Central City.
Mrs. Shelan of Shelby was a guest of
her siter, Mrs. J. R. Fox. several days
Next attraction at the North Theatre
is the beautiful play, "Under Southern
Skies," October 22.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Seipp are the
proud parents of a now baby boy, which
wps born October 12.
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Dussell arrived
in the city Friday from Los Angeles,
California, and will remain in Columbus
for an indefinite time.
Smoke Victoria, five cent cigar, and
White Seal, ten cent cigar, both Oolum
bus made goods. They are the best
brands offered in this city.
Anyone desiring large pictures of Taf t
and Sherman can secure them by calling
onR. 8. Dickinson; office in the base
ment of the Commercial National bank.
Miss Mary E. Charters, of Ashton,
111., who has been spending the late
summer and fall on the Pacific coast, is
the guest of Mr..and Mrs. O. E Pollock.
Miss Katie Mere left Saturday morn
ing for North Bend, where she will visit
relatives and friends for a short time.
She will also visit friends at Prague be
fore returning home.
Henry Westbrook, who was injured
while working as baggageman on the
Bpalding freight, was unable to be out
last Friday, the first time since the ac
cident three weeks ago.
B. 8. Palmer the tailor, clean, dyes
and repairs Ladies' and Gents' clothing.
Hats, cleaned and reblocked. Buttons
made to order. Agent Germania Dye
Works. Nebraska Phone.
Lost, a lady's green leather pocket
book, containing considerable money, on
or near the merry-go-round, which was
located jast east of H. P. H. Oehlrich's
grocery store, Friday evening. Finder
will please leave at Journal office and re
Every evening for the last ten days a
number of Columbus people have gone
to O'Neill to register for the Tripp coun
ty lands. Ordinarily they can leave
here in the evening and return the next
day at noon, providing they can register
as soon as they arrive. This has been
the case, with one or two exceptions,
when the O'Neill people held the crowd
until the next morning in order to get a
few dollars out of them. But with cots
ut $1 and $1.50, and meals and other
eatables proportionate, the crowd usually
did not leave any more loose change
than they could help, preferring to wait
until they returned to Norfolk.
Postmaster General Meyer has issued
3D order directing all postmasters to
unite with their local school antharilies
with the view of adopting the most effec
tive method of instructing school child
ren as to the organization and operation
of'the postal service, particularly the
proper addressing of letters and the im
portance of placing return cards on the
envelopes Postmasters are directed to
arrange, if possible, to deliver personal
talks to the pupils and give teachers ac
cess to the Postal Guide and postal laws
and render them every assistance in as
suring necessary information.
O. A. Sundermann of Madison was in
thecity Monday, advertising his big sale,
which takes place in Madison, Thursday,
Oct. 22. In bis offering are incluaed
cows and heifers, bred to the noted
Cruickshank bull, Belle's Hero, 270002.
Fhere are seven young bulls, ranging in
age from 5 months to 2 years. Also 20
young spring boars, thoroughbred Po
land China, ilere is a good place to get
a start in thoroughbred stock.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schwarz, cele
brated the thirtieth anniversary of their
marriage last Saturday. In the years
that have come and gone since that day
when they started down Life's journey
together, time has dealt gently with
them, .and Providence has blessed them
with a fair proposition of this worlds
goods. Mr. Schwarz is a member of the
county board of supervisors.
Miss Panline Elias, who has spent the
past winter and summer in California,
has returned to the city. Miss Elias was
well pleased with the western country
and has expressed her desire to return
at some future date, but has deoided to
remain with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Elias, during the winter.
The boilers and smoke stack for the
electric light plant arrived last week and
have been nnloaded and the boilers are
being placed in position. This portion
of the machinery has caused considerable
delay and now the work of completing
the plant can proceed without delay.
Four room house
large lot. Locat
ed on the outskirts
of the city. A bar
gain . . . . , .
ELLIOTT, SP El 6 E
In response to the call for a citizens'
meeting at the council chamber Mon
day evening, a large number of represen
tative business men and tax payers
were present. Mayor Phillips called the
meeting to order, and stated that is was
called not only at his suggestion, but al
so that of the city council, to get an ex
pression regarding public improve
mentsthe sewer proposition and park
bonds, which will be voted on next Tues
day, and also the Platte river bridge and
a new Union Pacific depot, for which the
company is asking for a portion of Olive
street. A. VV. Clirk presided over the
meeting and R. G. Strotber acted as sec
retary. Th storm sewer proposition,
which was the most important, was first
taken up and discussed at length. That
it is a necessity, is apparent to all, and
the proposed plan and others were thor
oughly dicussed. Andrew Rosewater
of Omaha was present and explained the
proposed plan, and answered all ques
tions. The proposition is to be voted
on nt-xt Tuesday will be for a sewer be
ginning at Sixteenth and Olive and ex
tending to the river. This will be the
main sewer of the city and the founda
tion of the future system. After this is
constructed laterals will be built by the
various sower districts and connected
with it. It will be under ground until
a point near the Pacific hotel is reached,
when it will be mude a surface sewer
with brick or concrete bottom. There
is a slight difference of opinion as to
whether nn all surface sewer or an under
ground system would be the better, but
all are in favor of some improvement to
drain the city properly. The thorough
discussion of the question gave to
those present a much better under
standing as to just what was proposed,
and will enable them to cast their votes
inteligently next Tuesday. The present
city council and a number of former
members of the council are heartily in
favor of the proposed system, their con
clusion being reached after hearing the
complaints of residents regarding the
disposition of storm water. In early
days there was a natural drain through
the city, but in late years thi has been
closed np by the changing of the streets,
and some ontlet must be had. The
question of the park came np for con
sideration just before the meeting ad
journed, and one of the arguments ad
vanced was that the longer the city put
off purchasing a park, the more the
ground would cost, as only a few years
ago the needed site could have been pur
chased for about one-half of what it
would now cost. The Platte river bridge
and depot questions were not taken up
at all, but it is probable another meeting
will be called to discuss them.
Mrs. Martha Yeiter, one of the pio
neer settlers of Platte county, passed
away at her home on West Eighteenth
street Thursday forenoon, death result
ing from an abscess. For th past few
months Mrs. Yeiter has been ill, but her
condition was not considered dangerous
until a short time before her death.
Mrs. Yeiter, was born at Delaware,
Ohio, on May 1st, 1832. where she lived
until 1852, when she was united in mar
riage to Wm. Green of Indiana. Several
years later her husband died, and she
was left a widow with nine children, six
of whom are now deceased. A few years
later she came to Nebraska, and in 1892
was married to Christian Yeiter, who sur
vives her: Mrs. Yeiter bad reached the
advanced age of seventy years, and, un
til a short time before her death, wsb
able to do her household duties. She
was a devoted wife and mother and her
friends were numbered by her acquaint
ances. Beside her husband she leaves
three daughters, Mre. Clara Harden of
Marceline, Missouri, Mre. Ester Murie of
this city, and Mrs. Ada Carline, of Cle
ment, Olkahoma. The funeral took
place Saturday afternoon, short services
being held at the residence , after which
the remains were taken to the German
Reformed church. Rev. Neumarker
conducted the services and burial was
made in the Columbus cemetery.
The members of the Maennerchor so
ciety invited Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gass,
Sr., to their hall on East Eleventh street,
Monday evening where in honor of their
silver wedding anniversary, a bountiful
feast had been prepared. As Mr. Gass
and family entered the hall the orchestra
played a familiar march, later Rev.
Neumarker addressed the number of
friends and neighbors, who had gathered
at the ball to help this worthy couple
celebrate this occasion, and after wishing
them continued success and prosperity
he presented them in behalf of the mem
bers of the society several beautiful
pieces of silver-ware as a rememberance
of the occasion. Following this lunch
was served and during the evening both
young and old joined in dancing to the
strains of music furnished by the Man-
Beginning with Monday evening of
this week the Union Pacific installed the
complete double track between this city
and Omaha. The work, which was be
gun several years ago, was to have been
completed last fall, but when work was
stopped this was included in the order.
However, the completion of this work,
under orders from E. H. Harriman, was
commenced in the summer and now the
long looked for double track Is com
pleted. This will facilitate the handing
of trains, and while there will still be
some congestion between this city and
Silver Greek, it will not affect local
One Gallon Makes 72
Gallons of U. S.
Best Disinfectant far Stafete Um
PRICE, $1.25 PER GAL.
POLLOCK & CO.
The Druggist on the Corner
Deering corn picker and busker. L.
Dr. A. Heintz was an Omaha visitor a
lev days last week.
Mies Martha Ernst of Schuyler is vis
iting at the home of E. J. Ernst up at
J. G. Becher who has been very seri
ously ill at his home on East 9th street
is not improving at this writing.
Mrs. Robert Wagner, mother of Mrs.
Jacob Greisen who has been very serious
ly ill for the past few weeks, is improv
ing quite rapidly.
Mrs. E. H. Jenkins, after a month's
visit with old friends and neighbor in
Madison county, returned to her home
in this city Saturday.
Don't forget that the Ladies' Guild of
Grace church will have charge of the
show at North Theatre Friday nitrht.
October 16. Everybody come.
Elmer Lanuyan, aged 27, died at the
hospital Monday night of pneumonia.
He was brought here from Silver Creek
and nothing whatever is known of kirn.
Anybody who can make a velox print
can use a- Brownie .enlarging camera,
2KX3,'4. Negatives .enlarged to 1x7.
Camera costs $2. Fun all the way.
Ed. J. Niewohner.
People who cross the Union Pacific
tracks wonder what the company is put
ting on the road bed in the yards. It is
crude oil covered with sand, and is used
to keep down the dust.
Next Friday night, October 16, the
entertainment at North Theatre will be
under the auspices of the Ladies' Guild
of Grace church. Come out and see the
show and help the ladies.
Ralph Turner left for Chicago Tues
day morning to take a position on the
editorial staff of the Practical Engineer.
He will have charge of the Power House
Geo. W. Randall will open a second
band store in the second door north of
the First National Bank about October
25. He is ready at the present time to
buy all kinds of second hand articles.
Aide Heintz returned Saturday even
ing from New Mexico, where be has been
for the past few months. He is pleased
with the country and the surroundings,
and in a short time will return to remain
Rev. W. N. Halsey, formerly pastor of
the Presbyterian church in this city,
now located at Ord, was calling upon
Columbus friends Thursday. He was on
his way to Wayne, where he will attend
the annual synod.
Henry Wilckens returned the first of
the month from sn extended trip to
Gereinany, which was both on business
and pleasure. He succeeded in settling
up in bis business in a satisfactory man
ner and reports a very pleasant trip.
Miss Ruby Rasmussen, who has been
employed for the past few months as
clerk in the china department of the
Henry Ragatz grocery store, has resign
ed her position, Her resignation took
effect October 3. Miss Lillian Bloedorn
has accepted the position.
We have the agency for the
famous Munsing Underwear, the
best popular priced Union Suits
on the market. Prices in men's
from $1.60 to $4.50. Prices in
boys' from 50c, 75c, tl and $1.25.
In two piece garments we have
a splenuid line ready for your in
spection and ranging in price
from 50c to 82 50 a garment. Bny
early while the sizes are complete.
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