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Consolidated with the Columbus Times April 1, 1904; with the Platte County, Argus January 1, 1906.
THIRTY-NINTH YEAR. NUMBER 43.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1909.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,941.
5 Now is the 5
2 time to do it
i Good Companies I
The cost is the
Hogs, top $5 00 to $5 65
Word received by 8. E. Marty from
his wife and daughter, Mies Louise says
they arrived at EI Paso and are enjoying
themselves. They like the climate and
have hopes that the trip will be of much
benefit to Louise.
Mrs. Wm. Kaufman, accompanied by
Miss Mae Bloedorn went to Omaha Sat
urday, where they will be the guests of
the former's mother. Mrs. Sturgeon.
Miss Bloedorn will return home Satur
day, but Mrs. Kaiifmau will remain for a
George Bloedorn, who has been con
fined to his home for the past week,
suffering from an injury received by ac
oidently falling on a slippery sidewalk,
is .somewhat improved, but it is thought
it will be some time before he will be
able to leave his room.
Mrs. Mary Flynn. who is now in St.
Mary's hospital suffering from a broken
hip, which she suffered three weeks ago
by falling on a slippery sidewalk, is
slowly improving, but owing to her ad
vanced age it it thought it will besever
at weeks before she will leave the hospi
tal. The fire department was called to the
Lyric theatre about four o'clock Friday
morning. The fire was on the tioor of
the stage and originated in an unknown
manner, the alarm being given by Dave
Hawley, trap drummer in the orchestra.
The loss was nominal, Manager Wash
burn placing it at $200.
Editor E. A. Gerrard of the Monroe
Looking Glass was in the city Tuesday
afternoon, having accompanied Mrs.
Gerrard's sister, Mrs. Lizzie Weeks, this
far on her way to Los Angeles, Califor
"nia. Mrs. Weeks lives in Auburn, N.Y.,
and while on her way to the Pacific
coast stopped a few days for a visit with
her sister ut Monroe.
Last Saturday evening Sheriff Carrig
received a telegram from the Denver
authorities saying that they had Stacy
Tripp, wanted here for wife desertion,
under arrest. The sheriff secured requi
sition papers from Governor Shallen
berger and left Sunday evening for the
mountain city, returning with his pris
oner Tuesday afternoon.
Monday morning Secretary Jones had
a large sign displayed in front of the T.
M. C. A. building, which read, 257
members, are you one? While this was a
invitation to join the association, it also
indicated the growth since the building
was dedicated a little over two months
ago. Interest in the work is on the, in
crease and more new members will be
added each week.
6 room house, modern except
furnace. 7 room house, well
located. 8 room house ready
Elliott, Speice & Co.
Now is the time to get
Latest 1908 Fall Styles of
At 0:15 Monday ; vninir thj ftyJ. c
gas plant at the Thurston hot! explode.'.'
with a report that was heard all ovec
the city, and in a few minutes the north
east corner of the building was envelop
ed in flames. It seems that something
went wrong with the gas plant, and the
room in which it is located wan filled wit It
gas. and as there was alignt a short din
taneefiom it as soon as the gas con:
manicated with it the explosion follow -ed.
The kitchen annex, a building
about 20x30, was over the plant, and
this was entirely demolished by the fori
of the explosion. R L. Hunter, tfct
cook, and hid wife, were in this building
at the time of the explosion and wei
blown upwards and then fell into tl
Cellar, being pinned down by timber.-.
Mr. Hunter was taken from the ruii
first, but it looked for awhile as thoup
his wife would be burned to death, t s
she whs pinned down and there did n t
seem to be any way to get. her out. Bt.t
just before the flames reached her si "
was released and taken to Pollock' dnm
store, where her injuries, as well as tbot-f
of her husband, were attended to. Mm
Hunter was badly burned about lb
head and arms and lower limbs, and win
taken to St. Mary's hospital. Her
husband, while severely injured, was not
seriously hurt, Mr. and Mrs. Hunter
expected to leave the hotel and go on a
ranch, they having nil picparutionB ranch:
to start in about two weeks. At the
time of the explosion supper was being
served in the dining room and there were
about fifteen guests seated at the table,
and with one or two exceptions they es
caped without injury. One traveling
man named Matthews was injured by
dying glass and being struck by a door
which was blown from its hinges. The
damage to the building will be not less
than $5,000, many of the windows, a
number of them large plate glass, are
broken. The Ware & Leland grain
office, which is in the east part of the
hotel building, and south of where the
explosion occurred, was badly wrecked,
but the Foster Piano Oo , which is in
the annex, escaped without much loss.
The force of the explosion was so great
that plate glass windows were broken in
the Oehlrich building, occupied by
Johannes & Krnmland. The prompt
action of the fire department saved the
building from being badly damaged, as
the companies were on the way to the
fire almost before the alarm was sound
Last Wednesday evening Mrs. A. D.
Hinman of St. Edward was brought to
St. Mary's hospital for an operation,
but upon her arrival here her condition
was so much improved that the contem
plated operation was postponed. But
during the night there was a sudden
ohange for the worse and she died Thurs
day morning. Mrs. Hinman was born
June 21, 1856, in Illinois, her maiden
name being Penfield, and she was mar
ried to Mr. Hinman in 1880. When they
first came to Nebraska they resided at
Humphrey, where Mr. Hinman was in
the drug business, but fifteen years ago
they moved to St. Edward. Besides
her husband, three children survive her,
Maud and Edna residing at St. Edward,
and Harry, who is in the grain business
at Bnrwell. She was taken to St. Ed
ward for burial, the funeral services be
ing held Sunday.
All lovers of healthy, wholesome dra
matic art will welcome "The Gieat
Divide," William Vaughn Moody's mas
terful drama of Western life, which the
leading dramatic reviewers have hailed
as ''the long awaited great American
play." The distinguished actor-manager,
Henry Miller, will present a superb
company with the entire production and
a magnificent scenic equipment, which
will be precisely the same in every detail
just as presented during the phenomenal
run of over 600 performances in New
York City. Manager Snffron of the
North Theatre announces "The Great
Divide" as the attraction for Friday,
As the result of. some careless shoot
ing, M. C. Calto had narrow e6C8pe
Sunday evening, just a little before six
o'clock. He was sitting at a table in bis
home on East Eleventh street, when
without warning a rifle bullet crashed
through the east window, scattering
glass all over the room. As soon as he
recovered from his surprise, Mr. Galto
undertook to locate the owner of the
gun, but failed to do so. This is not an
isolated case of the careless use of fire
arms in that part of the city, and since
the accident the police have been notifi
ed, and the first offender caught will be
given a lesson that will be a warning to
The annual meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Commercial National Bank
was held last week, President Oehlrich
being able to leave his home and attend
the meeting. The following officers
were elected: H. P. H. Oehlrich, presi
dent; Jonas Welch, vice president; Dan
iel Schram, Frank Borer and Albert
Becker, cashiers. As the new arrange
ments gives Cashier Schram two assist
ants and will permit him to take a vaca
tion of any length during the coming
year, which the board of directors grant
ed him, he reconsidered his intention of
not accepting the re-election as cashier
and will continue in that position.
Mrs. Mont Duncan underwent an
operation at St. Mary's hospital last
Wednesday, and her many friends will
be pleased to learn that she is getting
I along as well as could be expected.
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THE LARGEST ELEVATOR IN NEBRASKA OUTSIDE OF OMAHA AND LINCOLN.
Main house, 32x38, 109 feet high. Auuex, 32x150, 70 ft-i-t (i inrhrs high. Cnpaoity, 225,000 bushels.
Maehiirery ruu by seven motors, with a total of 75 horse power, switchboard located on the ground floor. Two
stands of elevators, the local one having Gxll inch buckets, with an elevating capacity of 100 bushels in three
minutes. The stand that is to take care of unloading grain from cars has 8x18 inch buckets with an elevating
capacity of 3,500 bushels per hour. Power shovel for unloading cars, car puller for moving cars, blower fan
for drying damp grain, Eureka grain cleaner with a capacity of 2,000 bushels per hour. A 24 inch conveyor
belt 300 feet long at the bottom to drag the grain from the annex bins to the elevators. A 60,000 pound hop
per scale located at the top of the building, with the weigh beam on the ground floor. Sacking room with
automatic weigher to take care of grain to be sacked. Dump scales conveniently located to the driveway and
a cosy office for the use of farmers and their wives when they come to town.
Drs. Paul and Matzen, Dentists.
Fur mitts at cost at F. H. Rusche's.
Dr. Vallier, Osteopath, Barber block.
Dr. W. H. Slater, veterinarian, phone
See the Columbus Hide Co. before yon
sell your iron and junk.
Crushed rock salt .for hides, and for
stock. Columbus Hide Co.
Mrs. 0. C. Gray entertained the mem
bers of the Whist clnb Monday after
noon. Found, a lady's belt. Owner may
have same by calling at the Journal
office and paying for this notice.
Mrs. Roeena Schneider left Saturday
for Gruetli where she will visit with
friends and relatives for a few days.
Miss Florence Hagel left today for
Norfolk where she will visit with her
sister, Mrs. Wiil Hall for a few weeks.
Mrs. Hannah Bushnell left Tuesday
morning for Fairmont, where she will
visit a couple of months with her son.
Miss Lucile Jodiet of Omaha was a
guest of Miss Martha Bean last Thurs
day returning to her home Friday morn
ing. Miss Mazie Magill left Monday noon
for Genoa where she will assist in help
ing out at the Times office for a few
Miss Margaret Willard left last Satur
day for St. Edward, to attend the funer
al of Mrs. A. D. Hinman, which was
The Misses Laura and Lillie Bartells
living north of town, left Saturday for
Kearney where they will visit with rela
tives for a few weeks.
Mrs. Albert Klug went to the St.
Mary's hospital Sunday where she ex
pects to go through an operation the
latter part of the week.
Dr. C. H. Campbell, eye. nose and
throat specialist. Successor to Dr.
Lueschen. Glasses properly fitted.
Office 1215 Olive street.
Smoke Victoria, five cent cigar, and
White Seal, ten cent cigar, both Colum
bus made goods. They are the best
brands offered in this city.
George Bradshaw furnished the ne
cessary peace bond, in the sum of $500,
and is now at liberty. The bond was
signed by himself and his wife.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Viergutz are re
ceiving a visit from their neice, Mi6s
Ellen Loseke of Leigh. Miss Loseke
will remain in the city a few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Shell Clark of Woodville
township were in the city last Thursday
evening, enronte to Columbus, Ohio,
for a short visit at Mr. Clark's old home.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clark are re
ceiving a visit from their nephew, John
Fohley of Brooklyn, New York. Mr.
Fohley will remain in the city for some
At the meeting of the state convention
of Volunteer Firemen, held at Norfolk
last week, Bert J. Galley was elected
president of the association for the com
Cigar salesman wanted in yonr lo
cality to represent us. Experience un
necessary; $110 per month and expenses.
Write for particulars. Monarch Cigar
Co., St. Louis, Mo.
Dr. Wilk Speice of Chicago, Mr. and
Mrs. Milt Speice of Chicago, and Mrs. J.
C. Post of Kingfisher Oklahoma were
called here last week by the' fatal illness
of their mother, Mm. a A. Speice.
Miss Elenora Rusche returned from
Chicago Saturday evening. Several
weeks ago Miss Rusche suffered a ner
vous brakedown, and as she was attend
ing a young ladies seminary in Illinois,
she was advised by the attending physi
cian to go to Chicago, where she entered
a hospital and received a six weeks
treatment, improving so much that at the
close of these series of treatments she
was able to return to her home in this
city, and although she has not fully re
covered from her recent illness, she is
Martin Schilz, who has been leader of
the City Band for the past few years,
has been compelled to give up this
position of his extra work in connection
with bis farm. The boys very much re
gret this move of their leader, but realiz
ing that it is best for him, are casting
about for a new leader. Negotiation:'
are now pending for a man who will not
only lead the band, but instruct other
musical organizations, both instrument
al and vocal, and also instruct pupils on
Few plays ever attain the record
breaking popularity that has marked
the two years run of "The Great Divide"
in New York. This play was produced
by Henry Miller two years ago at the
Princess and transferred to the historic
Daly' Theatre last season, playing in all
over six hundred perform mcea to the
largest receipts in the history of ei her
house. This greatest American play
comes to the North Theatre, Friday,
Mrs. Roush, wife of Rev. D. I. Roush,
pastor of the M. E. church, is still con
fined to her room in St. Mary's hospital,
where two weeks ago she underwent an
operation. Her many friends will be
pleased to learn that she is improving
and it is thought that Thursday she will
be able to return to her home.
Who Said Foster Bros. Piano Store
Was Blown Up?
There is nothing to it. We are right
here doing business at the old xtand,
with the largest and most complete line
of high grade pianos to choose from be
tween Omaha and Denver. Don't take
onr word but come in and be convinced.
If you buy a piano without first looking
our stock over and getting our prices and
terms, you are doing yourself an injus
tice. Don't forget the place, Thurston
Foster Bros. Piano Co.
The House of Quality.
The Growth of
Building, Loan & Savings Assn
January 1, 1906 $ 14.5H
- January 1, 1987 $ 46,6t
January 1, 198 $ 93,W
January 1, 199 $152,M
BiiliiPg, Ltan & Saviigs Assn
ELUOTTrSPEICE & CO.
P. O. Block
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j Dr. Naumann, Dentist 13 St.
Fur mitts at cost at F. H. Rusohe's.
Four room house for rent. Elliott,
Speice & Co.
Dr. C. A. Allenburger, office in new
State Bank building.
Drs. Carstenson & Hyland, Veterinar
ians. Both phones 212.
Dr. D. T. Martyn. jr.. office new Colum
bus State Bank building.
Mrs. Neil McLean visited with rela
tives and friends in Seward several days
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Karr are entertain
ing their neice, Mrs. Arthur Curtis of
It pays to sell your bides where yon
can get the most money from them. See
Columbus Hide Oo.
The young people of the city will give
another of their series of dances this
evening in the Mannerchor hall.
August Schutte of Leigh, was a Co
lumbns visitor Tuesday, and while in
the city paid this office a pleasant call.
There are a few dwelling bouses for
rent on the list with Becher, Hocken
berger & Chambers, including one fur
Lost, a collector bill-bonk near the
Thurston hotel Monday evening. Finder
please call at Journal office and receive
Miss Velma Haines of David City, is
exp cted in the city Friday evening, and
while here will be the guest of Miss
Tuesday evening Columbus Camp No.
299, Modern Woodmen of America,
elected John Branigan as clerk to suc
ceed George Fairchild.
Mrs Parker and Mrs. Lloyd Swain
are this week visiting Judge and Mrs.
Sullivan of Cmaha. They went to the
metropolis several days ago and will re
main there several weeks.
Andrew Kinder, who has been serious
ly ill at St. Mary's hospital is somewhat
improved and although last week his
life was despaired of, every hope is now
entertained for his recovery.
Louis Doefrey of Omaha, is the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Williams this
week. Mr. Doefrey is now employed by
L. W. Snow as traveling saleman, and
will 110 doubt soon locate in this city.
E. C. Schaffrotb, who has been visiting
his father, Peter Schaffrotb, who resides
on a farm nine miles north of Columbus
for the past, few weeks, returned to his
home in Kalispell, Montana, Friday
Frank Costello went to Rogers Tues
day afternoon for a few dtys visit with
relatives. Mr. Costello is employed in
the Union Pacific freight depot as night
man, and in his absence John Patsch is
filling the vacancy.
E H. Putman, formerly of this city,
bnt who for the past two years has been
living in Lincoln, is the guest of his son
John Putman and family this week. It
will be remembered that while Mr. Put
man was a resident of this city he was
employed by the Barlington railroad
company as engineer, and he is now in
the employ of the same company at Lin
coln. Omaba High school boys vs. Columbus
High school boys, played an interesting
game of basket ball last Friday evening.
From the first Omaba gained on Colum
bus and remained in th lead during all
the game, which ended in a viotory for
the visiting team by a score of 50 to 22.
Columbus will play a retnrn gxtne with
Omaha at some future date. An intro
ductory game was also played by the
Columbus High school girls.
. After months of suffering, Mrs. C A.
Spefre. one of the piuneer of this city,
ii-d Sunday v"ing at tbt family, lome
tt duc.u tuid Ci b.eei. CaUicrino Bcu
er was born in Pilsen, Bohemia, Oct 4,
1S39. With the family she left her na
tive land and emigrated to America in
49, settling at St. Louis. They ar-
r ved there in the spring, and in the
fill her mother died. This was their
'time, however, until 1858, when the
r-imily came to Platte county and Col
li nbua in July of that year. The trip
ftom St. Louis was made' in the usual
vry.at that time by steamboat up the
iis8ouri, and after arriving at Omaba
the remainder of the journex-was made
overland. Coming to this county when
there were scarcely any white inhabit
nte, she bad to put up with all the dis
comforts of the pioneer On May 31,
1 S60, she was married to Charles A.
Speice, the house in which the ceremony
was performed being a log structure
aad standing in the same place that
is occupied by the present home! Dur
ing the forty-eight years of her married
life this has been her home, and here all
har ohildren were born. As one of the
u irly settlers, Mrs. Speice was one of the
iiest known women in this locality, es
pecially among the earlier settlers.
Mrs. Speice is the mother of nine child
ren, eight of whom are living. Their
o'.dest child, Thomas, died when an in
fant. Mrs. J. C. Post of Kingfisher,
Okla.. is the oldest child, the others be
ing Giis B. Speiee of this city; J. M.
Speice of Kingfisher, Okla., C. U. Speice
of this city; Dr. Wm K. Speice of Chi
cago; W. 1. speice 01 tnu city; Katber
ine E. Speice of Kingfisher, Okla., and
Mrs. M. T. McMahon of this oity. Be
sides her children she leaves one broth
er, Otis G. Beober of this city, and three
sisters, Mrs. Mary Bremer of this city,
Mrs. Laura M. Koenig and Mrs. Joseph
ine Miller of Omaha. The death of
Mrs. Speice leaves another vacant place
in the number of those who came to this
city and country in the early days and
so materially assisted in changing
what was then considered a desert into
what it is today. Funeral services were
held at 2 p. m., Wednesday from the
family home. A few years ago her hus
band was stricken with paralysis and
has since been a helpless invalid. Since
that time bis condition has been of much
concern to her, as be required constant
attention from some member of the
As the direct result of a stroke a
paralysis with which she was stricken
about fonr months ago, Mrs. Charles
Snodgrass died at the hospital in Bur
lington, Iowa, last Sunday, January 24
May Connor, the second daughter of
Mrs. Thomas Connor, whs born on the
old homestead, six miles west of Colum
bus, December 2, 1874. Here she grew
to womanhood and on October 13. 1892.
was married to Charles Snodgrass in
this city. After residing here for some
time they moved to Phelps county, but
again returned to Platte county and then
to Latta, Iowa, where they resided when
Mrs. Snodgrass was stricken with paraly
sis. Besides her husband she leaves
three children, Milton, Clyde and Helen.
Her mother and two brothers, Anson and
Tom Connor of Silver Creek, and fonr
sisters, Mrs. B. T. Weutbrook and Mrs.
J. H. Randall of this city and Blanche
and Maud Connor of Silver Creek are
left to mourn her loss. Mrs. Snodgrass
was brought here Tuesday for burial
and services will be held Tbnrsday
morning, leaving the home of B. T. West-b-ook
at 9:30 and services in the Catholic
church at 10 o'clock, and burial will be
in the Catholic cemetery.
While at Primrose last Thursday J.
Kipple purchased a fine half section of
Boone county land Before the deal
was completed Mr. Kipple could have
realized a nice profit on his investment.
Route No. 4.
Dodds Bros, were helping Forest Mer
rill fill his barn with hay Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Polasak of Route No.
5 were visiting at the home of Cbas
Mesdames W. F. Dodds and J. J.
Barnes were callers at the home of W.
H Moore Tuesday.
Mrs. Ed fitickley and son Ray of Cush
ing,.Neb , arrived Monday for a visit at
the home of Wm. Moore.
A number on the route report hearing
the explosion of the gas tank at the
Thurston hotel Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. John Liebig returned
last Saturday from a two weeks' visit at
Des Moines and other points in Iowa
Tuesday when the carrier was going
over the route be noticed Smith Billiard
at his mail box, and he was stepping
pretty high. When he came up to him
be told us that he was grandpa, a son
having arrived at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Hoerle at Clearwater.
Route No. 1.
It looks as though D. G. Bartels can
not let welL enough alone. He has the
pump out there putting down a new
Mrs. Aena Lynch of Omaba is visiting
her sister. Mrs. Joseph Scbnmacher.
Her husband, J. W. Lynch, is expected
here in a few days.
While Mr. and Mrs. Peter Scbmitt
are on a visit to Colorado, George Saal
field i best man at the Scbmitt home,
taking the girls to town to do shopping
and hauling hay between times.
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JERSEY CREAM TOILET SOAP
4 cakes for 5tc
which includes the neat metal box
shown in cut
POLLOCK & CO.
The Drugirist on the Corner
Route No. 3.
Miss Minnie Dierks was the guest tf
Effie Siefken Sunday.
John Brunken. jr., had the corn shelt
ers for dinner Tuesday.
Cbas Brunken was a visitor at the
county metropolis last Saturday.
J. F. Goedken spent a counle of riava
at Council Bluffs attending to business
Wm. Krnmland and Miss Louise Saal
feld attended the party at Bargmann's
A. Rupprecht is trimming up the trees
at his place, which greatly adds to its
appearance. John Brunken is recovering from an
attack of one of Job's pets., which was
on his wrist.
Ed Bakenbns. who has heen very sick
for the past ten days, is reported to be
Louis Wurdeman and Herman Henne
were Genoa visitors Thursday and Fri
day of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rqybaare the proud
parents of a eight pound son, born last
Geo. Michnelson underwent an opera
tion for appendicitis, and he is reported
as getting along nicely.
The Bargman boys invited their young
friends to a party Thursday evening, and
a good time was reported.
Miss Emma Krumland returned home
last Friday from a week's visit with her
sister, Mrs. Miller, at Grand Island.
Herman Becher and Rudolph Hell
busch left Tuesday for Belgrade, Nance
county, for a weeks' stay with friends.
Miss Creta Merritt, who made her
home with Mrs E. R BifSon for a num
ber of years, returned to Calumet, la.,
this week, where she will reside with
The wedding of a very popular young
lady of thin route to a nice young man
who lives on a nearby route is scheduled
for this spring. We promised not to
mention any names, but will say, how
ever, that they will reside on this route.
We were all informed that one of the
well to do farmers on this ronte is ar
ranging for a housekeeper this sprint;.
A little bird chirped to us as we drove
by, saying that wedding bells will ring
about the middle of next month for Max
Schmidt and Miss Anna Mutb. at the
home of Carl Muth, one mile north of
this route. They will be at home in
Humphrey after March 1. Another
wedding on February 12. Ed. Schmidt
and Miss flattie Schmidt The last
two are cousins and will make their home
on route No. 1, Leigh, Neb.
We have all the leading grades of
soft coal. Also Penna. bard coal and
Seiuianthracite furnace coal.
Newm ax & Welch.
FARM FOR RENT.
1GU acres, $0 acres under cil
tivation, balance hay land and
pasture, b room house, barn,
granary, cattle sheds.
ELLIOTT, SPEICE & CO.
We have the agency for the
famous Munsing Underwear, the
best popular priced Union Suits
on the market. Prices in men's
from $1.50 to $4.50. Prices in
boys' from 50c, 75c, $1 and $1.85.
In two piece garments we have
a splenuid linn ready for yonr in
spection and ranging in price
from 50c to $2 50 a garment. Bny
early while the sizes are complete.
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