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Consolidated with the Columbus Times April 1, 1904; with the Platte County Argus January 1, 1906.
THIRTY-NINTH YEAR. NUMBER 48.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1909:
WHOLE NUMBER 1,946.
Now is the
time to do it
The cost is the
BECHER, HOCKENBERGER &
Hogs, top (JO to $5 DO
BRS. MARTYK, EVANS AND
Buy the Eusdcii property on
11 th street at auction next
Tuesday at the Court House.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Scott left Satur
day morning for Kansas City, where
they expect, to make their future home.
Miss Helen Shannon left Tuesday eve
ning for Trinidad, Colo., where Bhe goes
to take a position in one of the leading
millinery stores of that place.
Tom Wilson, engineer on the Burling
ton, has been granted a thirty days
leave of absence from work. He will
no doubt spend much of the time visit
ing in other parts.
The El6e Land Company make a spec
ialty of Spink Go. James River Valley
Lands, hs they have offices at Red field
and Doland,; Spink, Co. South Dakota.
Joe Hay, Columbus, Representative.
Mihs Agnes Rinehart. daughter of
Rev. 1). W. Rinehart, exoected to start
Wednesday for Richmond, Va.. for a
visit, but on account of the high water
east of North Bend she postponed her
trip unlil next week.
Miss Week's will instruct pupils in vo
cal lessons in the parlors of the Congre
gational church Thursday evening. A
cordial invitation is extended to all per
sons who care to take lessons. Price
will be ten lessons for one dollar.
F. S. Oroshaw and W. L. Obrist of
Monroe, accompanied by their families,
were in the city Tuesday enroute to the
west, where they expect to reside per
manently. Mr Crosbaw goes to Salem,
Oregon, and Mr. Obrist to Centralis,
A member of the Else Lnrd Company,
of Madison, Neb,, was in the city Mon
day, on a few business matters, and
while here arranged with John Cover, to
accompany him as soon as possible,
to South Dakota, where they wish to
trade him land for his city property.
While greasing his wagon, Chris
Nauenberg met with an accident that
resulted in a broken ankle. When he
took off the wheel it slipped more than
he expected, and in attempting to stop
the fall he placed his knee against it,
and the result was a badly broken ankle.
Mr Nauenberg will be laid up for some
time, and his brother is running the
baggage wsgon for the present.
E. W. Gas? man returned last Satur
day evening from California. While
there he purchased a ranch and orange
farm ut San Bernardino, and will re
turn this week, accompanied by his wife.
Ee expects to remain there some time,
planting trees and fixing up the place.
While Mr. Gasmau is very well pleased
with the western country, he did not buy
there for the purpoe of making that his
home, but an investment, and where
he expects to spend a portion of each
Between eighty and ninety of the
leading Platte county republicans gath
ered at the Maennerchor hall last Thurs
day evening, to attend their banquet in
responee to the invitation issued by
Chairman Dickinson. After the ban
quet, which was served by Mrs. Lawren
ce Osborn'a division of the Ladies' Aid
society of the Congregational church,
Toastmaeter W. M. Cornelius introduced
the first speaker of the evening, E. R.
Gurney, of Fremont, who bad for bis
subject, "The Great One Term Party,"
and for almost an hour the speaker hand
led his subject in an able manner, going
back to the fonndation of the "One Term
Party" and showing that history repeats
itself in that they were unable to suc
cessfully manage the affairs of the state
and nation. He was followed by Post
master Kramer, whose snbject was,
"What shall we do with our ex postmast
ers." Mr. Kramer said the people of the
country did not believe in ex-postmasters,
because if they hnd, Wm. H. Taft
would not have been president. Rev.
Samuel Harknees gave the closing add
resB and it was full of good republican
doctrine. The banquet whs pronounced
an unqualified success by all, and the
hope expressed that others might follow.
Among those from out of town who
were present were J. G. Cockran of
Humphrey, John Swansonof Walker, H.
J. Hill. L. Franklin, Paul Gertsch and
R. C. Anderson of Monroe, I. N.
Jones of Joliet, E. D. Currier and Roy
Clark of Woodville, Herman Kluuver and
LeviEby of Shell Creek.
Realizing that the only way to secure
a permanent Platte bridge south of the
city, is for the city of Columbus and
Columbus township to build it. Voters
of this city will be called upon to vote
bonds in the sum of 30,000 to partially
cover the cost of the structure. The
committee appointed by the Commer
cial club, to look up the legal end of
the bond proposition reported that there
was nothing to prevent the bonds being
issued, and asked the council to call for
a bond election, to be held on the same
date as the spring election. Council
men .Willard, Gass and Clark were ap
pointed a committee to draft the ordin
ance, which will be presented at the
meeting of the council next Wednesday
evening. The bonds will be for $30,000,
bearing 4 J per cent interest, to run fifteen
years, and optional after five years.
While this seems to be a good sized
burden for the city to carry, 'still all
Dre. Paul and Matzen, Dentists.
Or. ValUer, Osteopath, Barber block.
Dr. W. H. Slater, veterinarian, phone
A large stock of lace curtains on sale
at J. H. Galley's.
A G. & F. suit is a suit that suits.
Gerharz Flycn Co'a.
See the Columbus Hide Co. before you
sell your iron and junk.
Crushed rock salt for hides, and for
stock. Columbus Hide Co.
Mrs. Odelia Patsch was an Omaha
visitor several days last week.
We saw onr first robin this spring
bright and early Monday morning.
A special ice cream for parties, every
day, at Hagel's bowling and billiard par
lors. Dr. C. H. Campbell, ey. nose and
throat specialist. Glasses properly fitted.
Office 1215 Olive street.
Attend the sale of big real
estate values at the Court
House next Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lour of Grand
Island, spent a few days with friends and
relatives in the city last week.
Found, a lady's belt. Owner may
have same by calling at the Journal
office and paying for this notice.
Mrs. Albert Damron and little son
have gone to Plattsmoutb, where they
will visit relatives for a short time.
The goods are here and the
rates are right. Make your se
lections and see how well it
fits into the needs of your purse. Let
us help you remember that you need
some Paints and WalL. Paper. We'll
save you money if you'll come to
Dr. Naumann, Dentist 13 St.
Dr, Morrow, office Lueechen bnilding.
People who get results advertise in the
Speice & Co.
honse for rent. Elliott,
The Growth of
Building, Loan & Savings Assn
January 1, 1906 $ 14,5ft
January 1, 1907 $ 46,Mt
January' 1, 1908 $ 93,W
January 1, 1989 $152,W
Buittog, Loan & Savings Assr
ELLIOTT, SPEICE & CO.
P. O. Block
realize that the Platte bridge is some
thing Columbus must have, and there is
no boubt about the success of the bonds.
Rarely have playgoers witnessed a
more entertaining stage picture than is
furnished in "The Lion and the
Mouse" which is the underline for the
coming week at North Theatre and
which will be acted by the best company
under Henry B. Harris' direction
Oliver Doud Byron will be seen in his
highly praised portrayal of John Burk
ett Ryder and Dorothy Donnelly will
wage the struggle for supremacy against
the ''octopus." Malcom Duncan will
convey Charles Klein's conception of the
son of the richest man in the world;
Frazer Coulter will present his well
known interpretation of an ex-judge with
a keen sene of righteousness, while E.
A. Eberle will portray Senator Roberts,
controlled by the "money power." Re
ginald Carrington, Walter Allen, Chas.
Sturgee, Grace Thome, Marion Pollock
Johnson and Dora Allen, Margaret
Shayne and Ella Graven will have tLe
other principal roles.
The sudden death of Mrs. George
Loseke, Thursday evening, at the family
home, five miles north of this city, was a
great shock to all who know her. While
her ailment, appedicitis, was known to
be quite serious, still there was a hope
for her recovery. Lillie Korte, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Korte, was
born on the home place, in i Shell
Creek precinct, in Colfax county, March
11, 1885. and would have been twenty
four years of age the coming March. On
December 26, 1907. she was married to
George Loseke, and since then has lived
on their home farm north of the city.
Besides her husband, she leaves an in
fant daughter, aged four months. Mrs.
Loseke was a member of the Shell Creek
German Lutheran church, where the
funeral was held Sunday at 10 o'clock,
Rev. Grauenhorst conducting the ser
vices, and she was laid to rest in the
cemetery at the church.
Columbus people will have ample op
portunity to use electricity for many
purposes besides cooking or at least if
they do not, it will not be the fault of
the Columbus Light, Heat and Power
company. This week they are having a
special exhibition of all the latest elec
trical cooking utensils at the Columbus
Mercantile Co. store and have two ex
pert demonstrators to take eaie of the
display. Besides the oven and other
kitchen utensils, tbey have the electric
flat irons, shaving mugs, etc. These
uses for electricity are new to many of
onr people, but the claim is made that in
many respects electricity is cheaper than
the gas and much safer.
H. A. Davis, who has been employed
as day switchman at the Union, Pacific
for several year, resigned last week and
is loading his household goods, prepara
tory to moving to Oshkoeb, Nebraska,
where he will engage in business. H.
)F. Considine, who has been on the extra
L list, takes bis place.
By Gov't, test 99 per
cent pure, 98 per ct,
SEED germination. Gry'8.
A few boarders will be taken by pri
vate family. Nice, airy rooms. Prices
reasonable. Frank Bridel, 123 East
Miss Anna Boettcher returned Friday
evenitig from Grand Island, where for
the past two weeks she has been the
guest of relatives.
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.
0. A. Lutz left Tuesday evening for
Denver and other points in Colorado,
where he will remain several days, com
bining business and pleasure.
1. Glnck of Omaha, was a Columbus
visitor Monday. Since moving to the
metropolis MrTCluok frequently visits in
the city, being called here on business.
The funeral of Mrs. George Loseke,
which was held Sunday morning at the
German Lutheran church, ten miles
northeast of the city was very largely
R. B. McCray, who for years has been
one of the leading baud men of the City
Band, surprised the band boys by hand
ing in his resignation at their meeting
Miss Elise Loseke who lives twelve
miles north of the city, who is attending
school at Lincoln, was called home last
Friday on account of the death of her
sister in-law, Mrs. George Loseke.
E. L. Vincent and family are this week
moving to Albion, where the former has
rented a farm. Mr. Vincent was form
erly from Richland, but for the past few
months has been living in this city.
The many friends of Andrew Kinder,
who for the past to months has been a
patient at St. Mary's hospital, are
pleased to learn of his recovering, and
returning to his home last Thursday.
Mrs. J. H. Johannes entertained eight
lady friends at a six o'clock dinner
Thursday evening, the occasion being in
honor of her birthday. The hostess was
the recipient of several remembrances.
Last Friday G. Frischholz received a
message telling of the death of his sis
ter's husband, Henry Lange of Piqua,
Ohio, which occurred Thursday. Mr.
Friscbolz left at once for that city to
attend the funeral.
August Merz expects to be ready for
business in about three weeks, as the
plumbers and carpenters will have com
pleted their work by that time. Mr.
Merz is expending considerable money
and is going to have a modern hotel and
lodging house. -
President Karr of the Commercial
club announces the following delegates
to represent this city at the state meet
ing of the Commercial clubs at Norfolk
next month: Gus G. Becher, jr., Frank
Kersenbrock, G. W. Phillips, C. C. Gray
and Edgar Howard. "
The Congregational ladies held a rum
mage sale in the Cover building on West
Eleventh street Saturday, and during the
afternoon and early part of the evening
lunches were served. The sale as well as
the lunches were well patronized and
the ladies realized quite a neat sum.
Mrs. J. M. Curtis arrived in the city
Sunday morning from Fon dn Lac,
Minnesota, to look after property inter
ests here. Monday she -went on to
Cedar Rapids. Nebraska, for a short
visit with Mr. and Mrs. Lee Beaty, be
fore returning to her northern home.
Mies Ella Pneschel returned from
Grand Island Sunday evening where she
was called several days ago by the seri
ous illness of her brother Alfred, who
was threatened with pneumonia. Mr.
Pueschel has many friends here who will
be pleased to learn that he is improving.
See the "Leona" three niece garment
at J. U. Galley's.
Dr. C. A. Allen burger, .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 bnilding.
Get a G. & F. Hat, the limit of good
value, at Gerharz Flynn Co's.
All Garden and Field seeds.
Johannes & Krumland.
George Mayes of Tilden, Neb., has
been a guest at
the home of J. C. Price
It pays to sell your hides where you
dan get the most money from tbem. See
Columbus Hide Co.
Be sore and attend the Ref
eree sale at the Court House
next Tuesday, Mareh 9.
Harry Mowery. and Betl-Rock, who
have been in Omaha the last seven mon
ths, returned to Columbus this week.
DOMO SEPAPATORS. Capa
city lfiO lbs. per hour.
CREAM Price S25.k Gray's.
H. O.'Studley of Creston was in the
oity Tuesday transacting business, and
also the guest of bis daughter, Mrs. A. E.
There are a few dwelling houses for
rent on the list with Becher, Hocken-
berger& Chambers, including one fur
For sale At a reasonable price, one
three horse engine and a boiler
Would be suitable for a farmer who
wishes to purchase one. For informa
tion, please call at Journal office.
Now is the time to get
Latest 1908 Fall Styles of
" Wall Paper
K AVANAUGH '
After all the anxious watching and
waiting for the river to break up, the ice
west out Monday evening almost as
qaiet as it did a year ago when it had
been hardly heavv enough' during the
winter for the ice men to secure a supply.
Bnt this year the heavy ice could not be
moved by the small quantity of water in
tbe river, and after a channel was rut
through the rest of it settled down on
the sand bars. Monday afternoon and
evening reports from Genoa and Monroe
indicated that there was likely to be a
serious flood and every precaution was
taken to prevent any loss of life or stock
on tbe bottom. Late in tbe evening a
number left their homes and sought
refnge on higher gronnd, but the morn
ing showed no signs of the flood and
their homes and property were .not dam
aged in the least. At the rail road bridge
west of town' there was considerable
water at midnight, bnt by morning this
had receded. The Burlington passenger
took an early otart for Lincoln to be on
the south side of the river, but their
track remained intact. Some trouble
was reported near Rogers Sunday even
ing and a work train and gang was sent
down to repair it. The action of water
and ice on the rip-rap work put in last
summer has been much to the advantage
of those who had it, as in several places
tbe rip-rap held tbe ice and caused tbe
current to form a new channel, which
will probably be permanent for the
Tbe bti pur visors were in BiBsion Mon
day, Tuesday and Wednesday of this
week, tlm session being devoted to al
lowing bills. The contract for the coun
ty bridges was let to the Standard Bridge
company, which has had tbe county
work for a number of years. The con
tract for painting and adjusting the
Loup river bridge was let to the same
company. A petition wa. presenteu to
the board asking that the Nebraska Biene
be named as one of tbe official papers,
and they rescinded their former action
in selecting the official papers, the list
now being tbe Columbus Telegram,
Humphrey Democrat, Platte Center Sig
nal and Nebraska Biene. each receiving
one-fourth of tbe legal rate, instead of
one-third each, as tbe division was before
the Biene wasvadded to the list.
Mrs. Mary A. Early has been advised
of the death of her brother, John G.
Rout son of National City, California,
but as yet no particulars concerning the
death and burial have been learned.
Mr. Routeon was formerly a resident of
Columbus, having lived here in the early
days, and at one time held the position
of county surveyor. Mr. Routeon left
this city for the west about twenty-two
Last Thursday an unknown man, who
bad been struck by a passing train, was
found east of Schuyler, and as tbe au
thorities of that city had no place to take
care of him, be was sent to the hospital
in this city, and Friday night he died of
his injuries. Efforts to locate relatives
were in vain, all the information obtain
able was that in all probability he was a
Greek. The remains were taken in
charge by Undertaker Gass and were
shipped to tbe medical college at Lin
Anne Crawford Flexner, who drama
tized "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage
Patch," which opens it's local season at
the North Theatre Monday March 8.
Receives thousands of letters from so
cialists all over the world, arguing that
Airs. Wiggs' optimistie mood is not cal
culated to make fair progress. A dis
contented woman would be more of an
inspiration, the dramatist, and likewise
tbe author are told. However, tbey per
sist in regarding sunshine as a greater
blessing than gloom. Prices 50-75 $1.00
and $1 50.
JERSEY CREAM TOILET SOAP
4 cakes for 5tc
which includes the neat metal box
shown in cut
POLLOCK & CO.
The Druggist on tbe Corner
Attend Galley's special white
which continues until March 6.
Work of repairing the old kitchen at
the Thurston hotel so guests could be
served with meals, has been going on
rapidly and will be completed Monday or
Tuesday of next week. As soon as work
men can get to it the kitchen annex will
be rebuilt, so tbe hotel will be as well
equipped as ever. Mf. Lehman had
hoped to have tbe repairs completed so
as to be able to serve meals Thursday of
this week, March 4. This date is the
twentieth anniversary of tbe opening of
tbe hotel, which was opened on the day
President Harrison whs inaugurated, and
Mr. Lehman bad hopes that he would be
able to celebrate tbe anniversary by ser
ving tbe first meals that day.
Tbe new electric pumps at the water
works are being installed or rather one
of i,hem is in place, and tbe other one
will be placed in about a week. These
two pumps each have a capacity of 50o,
000 gallons in 24 hours, and in addi
tion to these tbe eity will retain one of
tbe old steam pumps and also tbe boilers,
to be used in an extraordinary emergen
cy, should one arise. However, with
duplicate electrical machinery and also
duplicate pumps tbiB emergency may
never arise. Those have .charge of the
installation of the new pumps expect to
have all the work completed within the
next thirty days.
Mrs. May me H. Clever, who is grand
chief of tbe Degree of Honor order in
Nebraska, was tbe guest of th LeRoy
Degree of Honor lodge Monday evening
and after tbe meeting the ladies were in
vited to Buschman's restaurant were
supper was served. Mrs. Cleaver was
well pleased with tbe work the Colum
bus lodge was doing and expressed a de
sire to again meet with them in tbe near
future. While in the city Mrs. Cleaver
was a guest of Mrs. J. F. Kirk pat rick.
March 1 and 2. were record breakers
for fillings in the county clerk's office.
There were forty-eight filings the first
day and forty the second, and these were
nearly all real estate, there being very
Route No. 3.
School began again Monday in the
Adamy district with Miss Dunn as tea
cher. Shell Creek has been very high this
week, and part of tbe time) was overflow
ing tbe banks.
J. W. Albers, jr , loaded a oar of fat
steers at Platte Center for the South
M. C. Caesin, the irrepressible Mike,
was looking up the fat cattle on tbe
route last week.
To attend the Referee Sale of the
largest real estate values ever offered
at a judicial sale in Platte county,
arch 9, a! 2 P. 1.
at the Court House in Columbus
y THREE HARPER FARMS
THE HOPPEN FARM
near Platte Center
THE HOPPEN SALOON and the
on 11th street and the Hoppen Resi
dence on ltth street. See large bills.
' C. M. GRUENTHER, Referee
Several young folks gathered at tbe
home of Miss Emma Krumland last
Mrs. O. B. Preston of Monroe was tbe
guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Seefeld, this week.
J. H. Rhodehorst of Riverdale, Neb ,
was shaking hands with old friends on
tbe route last week.
Monday morning a bright little daugh
ter arrived at tbe home of Mr. and Mrs.
Coupons, and Grandpa Coupons is smiles
Arnold Cornels will work for John
Saafeld tbe coming season. II is place
on tbe Ed Ascbe farm will be taken by
Tbe Young People's society of tbe
Shell Creek Baptist church tendered a
reception to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Behlen
last Sunday evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Behlen, who leave Thurs
day for their new home in Benton Har
bor, Mich., were prominent members of
the society, and tbe members are sorry
to see tbem leave. Entertainment and
refreshments were the order of the eve
ning. Route No. 4.
Bernard Strsckn transacted business in
Herman Alves left Tuesday for Lincoln
for a week's visit with friends.
Last Sunday the home of Mr. and
Mrs. A. E. Harms was gladdened by the
arrival of a baby boy.
C. T. Marquise, who has been living on
tbe Winslow farm last year, moved
on to tbe Browner farm Monday.
There was no school in district No 25
Monday and Tuesday on account of tbe
illness of the teacher, Miss Dineen.
Forrest Butler, who lives on the Bow
man farm, has rented tbe White place
north of town, and will move on it.
Mrs W. H. Moore, who has been very
sick for tbe last two months, was able to
be out of doors Monday for the first
Mrs. Cbas. Bolt has been very sick the
last ten days. Miss Emma Sheridan, a
trained nurse from Omaha, is taking care
J. J. Barnes, who has lived on the old
Wagner farm for tbe last five years, has
moved on tbe David Thomas farm, south
of tbe river, where be will reside for tbe
F. L. Habn, carrier of rural route No.
5 has resigned bis position, and rented
tbe old Stevens farm, two miles east of
Genoa, and will try farming this sum
mer. About fifty friends and neighbors of F.
L. Habn gathered at his home last Sat
urday evening to remind him tbat it was
his birthday anniversary. Games, re
freshments and a good time was tbe or
der of the evening, and all departed wish
ing Mr. Hahnjnany more such birthdays.
Wait for the Wagon.
In a few days our large portable
vacuum cleaning wagon will be here.
Carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture,
draperies, mattresses, etc, cleaned and
renovated without removal from room.
For particulars call at office or telephone.
Ind. telephone, office 209, residence
2972. Wait for the wagon.
Coltjmbcs Rua FactobtT i
Attend the big Referee sale
at the Court House next Tues
day afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The Quaker Doctors, who have been at
tbe North Theatre, the last three week,
closed Wednesday evening. They have
been giving an excellent show and dis
posing of a large quantity of their reme
dies. Mies Catherine Rusche who under
went an operation for app endicitis at St.
Mary's hospital last week is convalesc
ing, and her many friends will be pleased
to learn that she will soon be able to re
turn to her home.
.Prof. Sherman, formerly superintend
ent of the Columbus school, but who
for the past year has been in charge of
the Kearney Industrial school, has left
that place and gone to Boise, Idaho,
where he is engaged in the lumber busi
ness. Tuesday of this week one of the largest
real estate deals of tbe year was closed
when a deed conveying 320 acres of
Grand Prairie lane? to E. H.vChambers
was filed in tbe county clerk's office.
The former owner was F. M. Leach and
the consideration was 933,000, or an
even $100 per acre.
Mrs. Katberine Heckerand her daugh
ter, Miss Katie, will leave soon for
Washington, where, if tbey are pleased
with tbe country, will make their future
home. Mrs. Hecker has been a resident
of this city for many years, and has a
hont of friends who will regret to learn
of her intended departure.
The Congregational church choir and
their friends gave another of their musi
cals Sunday evening. The program was
well rendered and a large congregation
was in attendance. Another musical
will be given Easter evening, March 14,
and the fourth, or last musical of the
season, will be given May 30.
O. A. Black has returned from a three
week's visit in tbe south. While in
Louisiana he visited bis aged mother
and from there he went to Texas, where
he owns considerable land. He was well
pleased with bis land interests as well as
the country. Mr. Black is now employ
ed as brakeman on tbe Burlington pas
Ed Webb moved dn to the poor farm
on rural route No. 1, the fiiet of the
month, and took charge of it. His con
tract is for one year, although be may
get it renewed at expiration. At their
meeting this week, the supervisors,
through their committee, purchased
about $1,900 worth of property for tbe
farm, including two fine teams of horses.
Furnished Rooms For Rent.
Steam beat, electric light, shower bath,
hot and cold water, location center of
city, SaOO-89 CO and $10 00. Apply Gen
eral secretary, Y. M. C. A.
We have the agency for the
famous Mnnsing 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 $1.25.
In two piVce garments we have
a splenaid line ready for yonr in
spection and ranging in price
from 50c to 12 50 a garment. Buy
early while the sizes are complete.
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