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Fruin tin Advance.
Prof. I. H. Britoll of Columbus was a
KiieslofSt. Edward relatives Monday.
I). K. Weathrook returned home Wed
nesday afternoon from a few days visit
with relatives at Columbus.
Chas. Thomas want down to Colum
bus Wednesday noon and accompanied
Mrs. Thomas home from St. Mary's
hospital. Mrs. Thornas returns after
a month's absence ver' much improved
From tlm Post.
Choirmaster Bahlridce sprung a new
one on the congregation at the M. E.
church last Sunday night the ladies
whistled an obligato. Some of them
will have to send "down South" for a
few green persimmons.
Three broken down wagons and a dead
horse were the causalities on Route No.
4 last week, caused from the failure of
the patrons on the route to scoop a road
through the snow drifts. Better look
out, Uncle Sam won't stand for negli
gence when it comes to bad roads.
From tilt? World.
The Ascue boys who are attending
school in Columbus returned to their
studies Monday morning after visiting
with home folks over Snuday.
Tuesday night Lydia Lutz a daughter
of llev. and Mrs. A. F. Lutz was taken
very ill and on Wednesday Dr. Eby, the
attending physician pronounced it a case
of appendicitis and advised an immediate
operation. Dr. A. 0. Stultz of Omaha
was sent for and together with Drs. Eby
and Lowery performed the operation
that evening after the arrival of the pas
senger. The operation proved it to be a
case of a ruptured appendix and profuse
peritonitis. It was a successful opera
tion, however, and the hopes for her
recoverv are almost assured.
From the Nonpareil.
Word has been received from Hooper
that Mat Yenney, formerly of this city
was found dead in his room in the hotel
at that piace. No details are furnished.
Lem Learn, of Seattle, Wash., is in
the city renewing acquaintances and old
time friends. Mr. Learn was a resident
of this county about thirty j-ears ago,
and quite naturally notes with interest
the many improvements that have been
made in that course of time.
Sunday was J. C. Martin's fiftieth
birthday and a number of friends drop
ped in on him in the evening to notify
him of the fact. The took with them
as tokens of regard two line chairs finish
ed in mission style, in which Jack will
be able to rock away the remaining fifty
years of his life in comfortable content.
From the Journal.
John Pimper and family arrived here
last Saturday from Clyde, North Dakota
where they have been making their home
for the past few years. Like many others
who leave Nebraska they longed for the
Gents' Furnishing Goods
RELIABLE GOODS AT
405 11th Street,
ABOUT OUR NEIGH
BORS AND FRIENDS
CLIPPED FROM OUR
old home and have come back to stay.
We are all glad to welcome them.
Charles Horak of Maple Creek precinct
was killed by the fast mail train ou the
Union Pacific at Schuyler on Wednesday
afternoon. Mr. Horak, in company with
a number of his neighbors, had been
hauling corn to Schuyler and had juet
finished unloading at one of the elevators
and started to drive across the track
when the fast mail, going at a speed of
forty miles an hour, struck the wagon
and team. Charles was instantly killed
as also was one of the horses, while the
wagon was wrecked. The deceased was
about thirty years of age and practically
all of his life was spent in this county.
He IB spoken of by all who knew him as
a hard working, honest man, popular in
the neighborhood where he lived. He
was unmarried and made his home with
his aged mother on the old family home
stead in Maple Creek precinct. His
sudden death comes as a shock to the
community and the mother, brother and
sister have the sympathy of all.
From the Democrat
Miss Mary Lachnit came up from Co
lumbus yesterday morning for a visit
! Geo. Feringher had bis hand badly
bruised in a corn sheller Wednesday and
had to have one of his fingers removed
at the first joint.
Mrs. Jos. Olmer underwent a serious
operation at the Columbus hospital
Tuesday morning and while still very
week, is getting along much better than
Rev. Father Kuzer went down to Col
lumbus yesterday to call on Brother
Bruno who is in the hospital at that
place. The Brother was operated on
Wednesday of last week for appendicitis
and at present he is getting along nicely.
Master Jean McKillip went to Omaha
today to visit his grandmother, Mrs.
Hale for a few weeks until his parents
are settled in their new home. Mr. and
Mrs. McKillip are now packing up and
expect to leave for Colorado next week.
We notice in the Wayne Democrat
that Patrick Coleman, of that place, fell
on the icy sidewalk one day last week
and broke his right leg near.the hip joint.
Mr. Coleman formerly lived in the St.
Bernard neighborhood and is well known
to all the old settlers in Platte cout.ty.
He is seventy years of age.
Business being dull in other lines,
some of Columbus' professional jokers
are amusing themselves by writing
threatening letters to some of the lead
ing citizens of that place, demanding
money under penalty of death. The
money was not forthcoming but if it was,
it wonld probably be expended for drinks
for the crowd.
We judge from a postal received from
Dr. Condon who is now in California
that his thoughts are fondly turning
back to good old Nebraska. California
is all right as a show place, but it takes
something more substantial than big
trees and 3x4 fruit ranches to satisfy one
who has spent over twenty years among
Nebraska's broad fields and herds of cat
From the Republican. x
The Misses Anna Peuscheal and Mary
Weber came up from Columbus Friday
morning to attend the program at Watte
ville and visited until Tuesday noon, re
turning to resume their work.
Dave Jones has moved on the Mrs
Sheridan's farm vacated by her son
John, and his father, I. N. Jones, has
rented the Sheridan home farm Mrs.
Sheridan expects to move to Columbus.
District No. 20 celebrated the birthdays
of Washington and Lincoln last Friday
afternoon, by giving a patriotic program.
The main featnre was a Washington
Lincoln debate, given by eight of the
Monday mornjng a new agent for (be
Omaha Elevator company will be check
ed in at this place, J. M. Gleason having
resigned. Ois successor will be W. H.
Groves, who has had considerable ex
perience in this line.
J. M. Sheridan loaded a car of house
hold goods Wednesday of.this week and
shipped them to Spalding Thursday
morning, where he will make his home.
Mr. Sheridan will live in Spalding for
the present, but may later move on to a
The farmers, meeting called for last
Saturday afternoon was held in Monroe
hall. As stated in the call the object of
the meeting was for perfecting an or
ganization of the farmers for the pur
pose of buying and selling grain and pos
sibly other products. The meeting was
organized with Isaiah Lightner as chair
man and Wm. Webster secretary. O. N.
Thompson, a representative of the
American Equity society was present,
secured nineteen members for the or
ganization, which insures a local branch
here. The officers of the new organiza
tion are Henry Clayburn, president; E.
D. Jenkinson. secretary, and Wm. Web
ster, treasurer. Another meeting will
be held on Thursday. March 4. The
first step that will probably be taken by
the organization will be to arrange for
the building of a farmers' elevator which
is something the town and surrounding
country has long been in need of. After
this is accomplished, other matters in
this line will no donbt be taken np, and,
the association in time will become a
benefit both to the members and the
The annual meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Monroe Independent Tele
phone company was held at Monroe hall
Wednesday afternoon, and owing to the
bad roads comparatively few were in at
tendance. The directors for the coming
year, with one exception, are the same as
before and are as follows; Wm. Web
ster, Monroe; Peter Schmitt, Platte Cen
ter; Oscar Olson, Lindsay; O. E Green
and Alfred Bratt, Genoa; Hans Dank
sten and E. B. Dannals, Newman Grove.
Outside of the routine business the free
exchange with Columbus was the im
portant topic. Mr. Dannals explained
the proposition to the meeting and asked
for the sentiment on it, and it was almost
unanimously in favor of it. Briefly,
the plan is this: The lines ofxthe com
pany, which are now within six or seven
miles of Columbus, are to be extended to
that city. It is not the intention of the
Monroe company to ask for a franchise
so there would be a third line for the co
unty seat, but to merely ask for three or
four stations for the use of patrons of the
company while at the county seat. The
booths will- be placed at convenient
points and subscribers who are entitled
to use them can do so free of cost, but
others will be compelled to pay toll, and
the booth will be equipped for this. The
extension of this line will be paid for by
those who wish to use it, and the amount
for each subscriber will be small. 'Al
ready a good start has been made on so
curing the amount. Of course if the
Monroe company could make satisfac
tory arrangements for connecting with
one of the other lines at the city limits,
the booths would be unnecessary. But
there is one thing certain, and that ib
that enough subscribers of the Monroe
company want free exchange with
Columbus to make it ago. Representa
tives of the State association of indepen
dent telephone companies were here and
requested this company to join the as
sociation. As the annual dues would
amount to over $100 a year there are
those who are not strongly in favor of
spending this amount for the benefits
that would be derived.
From the Times.
The Indian bill provides for an ap
propriation of $54,000 for the maintenan
ce of the Genoa school, $7,000 for a brick
barn to take the place of the frame struc
ture destroyed by the fire last summer,
and 5,000 for the erection of a residence
for the superintendent.
N. P. Jensen, a former resident of
Nance county who went to South Da
kota five years ago and filed on a home
stead in the White River country, had a
queer experience daring a blizzard. Ac
cording to his home paper. Jensen's home
caught fire while he was asleep and he
knew nothing of it until the flames were
about him. He rushed out of the house
and had nothing but a shirt on. The
enow was flying terribly, and there was
nothing to do but go to the barn. Here
he found a couple of old sacks which be
wrapped around his bare legs. He made
an effort to ride horseback to one of the
neighbors, but the wind and flying snow
was to severe for him and he returned
There were two piga in the barn and
these he threw into a manger and lay be
tween them during the night, and all
of the following day and night When
the blizzard had subsided hejumped on
to a horse and rode to the home of a
neighbor. Being oat forty hours in a
barn, practically nakea, with a blizzird
raging outside daring this time, is an,
experience that but few men could withstand.
Ftr thi Farm Homt
All the comforts of
town life can now be
had on the farm.
Heat the house with
hot water, and get the
maximum amount of
comfort at a minimum
cost. The day of the
base burner in the
country home is rapid
WHY NOT HAVE THE BEST
The time to install a heating
plant is from now on.
Once installed, they last a life
Come in and let ns tell you
about it, or drop us a card stating
what you want.
a. DUSSELL & SON
Plumbing and Hot Water
The right party can
secure ati excellent poition, alary
or commission for Colombo? and vi
cinity. State age, former occupation
and kivi reference. Addro I.OCK
BOX -138, Lincoln, Npb.
From the Gazette.
Mr. and Mrs. Baker of Columbus spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs H. A Whit
ney and family.
Jim Jackson sold his 40 acre farm
this week to Guy Bouton. Considera
tion, $100 per acre.
The buildings burned at Garrison by
fire last week were Vanderkolk's hard
ware store. Lew Marshall's jewelry store
C. F. Freeman's building, the drug store
and the Farmers' and Merchants' bauk.
The entire loss is said to be about $50,
000 which was partially covered by in
surance. Died on Tuesday afternoon about 2 pa
m., F. F. Randall. Deceased was able
to be on our streets a few days p'evious
to his death and on Monday ate a hearty
supper. About midnight of same day
he awoke Mrs. Randall and complained
of having n severe pain in his back. Mrs.
Randall did what she could to relieve
the pain; but soon thereafter he became
unconscious and remained in this condi
tion until death carried his soul to the
beyond. Mr. Randall was born May 4,
1825 in Springfield, Illinois, from which
place he moved to Michigan. And from
Michigan to Butler county about 45
PLATTE CENTER "
From the Signal.
Miss Genevieve Considine spent last
Saturday and Sunday in Columbus with
her sister, Mrs. B. H. Schroeder.
Paul Gertsch had a narrow escape
from severe injury Tuesday by being hit
on the head by a piece of his windmill
falling and striking him.
Mrs. Henry Greisen and daughter Lena
went down to Columbus Sunday to visit,
her son Frank who has been taking
treatment at St. Mary's hospital the past
Mrs. Dennis Sullivan had the misfor
tune to slip and fall at her home last
Thursday and broke the bones near the
wrist of her left arm. Since the acci
dent Mrs. Sullivan has had very severe
pains in her arm.
After a short and painless illness Mrs.
Michael Mfiher died at her home Satur
day, February 20, 1909, at 7:10 o'clock a.
ra. Daring her last illness and at the
hour of her demise she was constantly
surrounded and attended by her surviv
ing children, Mis9 Nellie, Edward, John
and Blake. The best of medical skill
and scientific nursing was employed to
prolong her life, bat the infirmities of
old age rendered a recovery out of the
question. She was fully conscious al
most to the last moment and passed
away as she had lived, gently, submissiv
ely and thoroughly satisfied to meet the
inevitable. Mrs. Michael Maher, nee
Catherine Guilfoyle, was born in Coun
ty Tipperary, Ireland, in 1835. At an
early age she moved to Chicago with her
parents later locating in Janesville,
Wis., where she was married to Michael
Maher in 1S63. Shortly afterwards the
couple settled on the present home place
near Platte Center, where, together with
her husband and children, she braved all
the hardships and tribulations of early
We invite all who desire choice
steak, and the very best cuts of
all other meats to call at our
market on Eleventh street. We
also handle poultry and fish and
oysters in season.
S. E. MARTY & CO.
Twlaphone Vo. 1. - ColnmhuR. NK
Dates can be made at the
From the Sand
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Brian of Columbus
are visiting in Silver Creek for h few
"Swede Charlie" Anderson of Colum
bus was in town Monday on his way to
visit bis parents at Arcadia.
Friday evening last Robert Taylor,
living near Gardner, met with a sad ac
cident. He was out milking, and slipped
and fell on the ice. His hip was
fractured and he was severely injured.
Mr. Taylor is an old man and the injury
is one that is liable to prove fatal to him,
owing to his advanced aged. He has
been a resident of this community for
more than a third of a century, and his
host of friends are sorry to hear of his
bad lack, and while hoping for the best
are fearful of the results.
Marg"aret Carmen died at her home
in Folk county, Nebraska, Feb. 25, 1909.
Mrs. Carmen was the mother of ten
children, six of whom survive her as fol
lows: John and Herman who live in
Buffalo county. Neb., William of Polk,
Fred of Shelby, August of Silver Creek
and Mrs. Maggie Schuster who lives in
Columbus. The funeral was held at 1
p. m. at the German church in the Valley
Saturday of last week. Mrs. Carmen
was the widow of the late Edward Car
men, who died in Sept. 1907. They have
been long and respected residents of this
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SCENE FROM THE LION AND THE MOUSE.
NORTH THEATRE, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
CAUSE FOR ALARM.
Loss of Appetite or Distress After
Eating a Symptom That Should
Not Be Disregarded.
Appetite is just a natural desire for
food. Loss of appetite of stomach dis
tress after eafing indicate indigetion or
dyspepsia. Over-eating is a habit very
dangerous to a person's good general
health, and insatiable appetite, is a sure
symptou of diabetes.
It is not what you eat but what you
digested assimilate that does you good.
Some of the strongest, heaviest and
healthiest persons are moderate eaters.
There is nothing that will create sick
ness or cause more trouble than a dis
ordered stomach, and so many people
daily contract serious maladies simply
through disregard or abuse of the stom
ach. We urge everyone in Columbus who is
suffering from uny stomnch derange
ment, indigestion or dyspepsia, whether
acute or chronic, to try Rexall Dyspep
sia Tablets, with the distinct under
standing that we will refund their money
without question or formality, if after
reasonable use of this medicine, they are
not perfectly satisGed with the results.
We recommend them to our customers
every day, and have yet to hear of any
one who has not been benefitted by them.
We honestly believe them to be without
equal. They are made from the prescrip
tion of a physician who devoted all his
time to the study and treatment of
stomach troubles. They give very pro
mpt relief, neutralize the gastric juices,
strengthen the digestive organs, create
good digestion and assimilation, natural
ly regulate the bowels, promote perfect
nutrition, and create a permanent cure
of all unhealthy symtoms.
We urge you to try a 25c box of Res
all Dyspepsia Tabids, which gives 15
days treatment. At the end of that
time, your money will be returned to
you if you are not satisfied.- Of course,
in chronic cases length of treatment
varies For such cases, we have two
larger sizes, which sell for 45c and 89c.
Pollock & Co. the druggists on the cor
"WHAT D0HEENY DONE"
'The Need of Change" and
"Octopodousa Ferox" are three of
the kind of stories to be found only
If they don't make a hit, you are
hard to suit.
It's money in your pocket to read
" The Stock Yards of New York,"
and it's a warm spot in your heart
to reaa4 "The Title Market."
First-class printing done at the Jour
nal office. '
EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY
should be photographed at regular intervals. The photographs are a
"pictorial history' of their progress and growth.
HAVE YOUR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHED
here and you will secure the best portrait- it is po-ible to produce. Do it now while
they are all with yoo. The dearest possession in ttoine household is a picture taken of
Km loved one w ho ha- gone away or beyond.)
Successor to Wm. Helwig. DeHART STUDIO.
Reminder of New York in Desert.
Traveling recently on donkey-back
across a trackless portion of the Con
chilla desert, in southeastern Cali
fornia, we sighted ahead of us above
the sage brush a nondescript object
which on nearer approach resolved in
self into two dilapidated trolley cars.
They formed the equipment of a
"horse railway" across the sands ten
or twelve years ago to connect a soli
tary station on the Southern Pacific
railroad with an agricultural colony
several miles distant. The farming
enterprise failed utterly and the
"horse railway" with. The incon
gruous sight of these two abandoned
cars in the midst of drifting sands is
all that remains to-day to tell the tale
of shattered hope. World Wide Mag
azine. Prices 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50.
The confidence of the followers of
two of our January generals is illus
trated in the story of a captive south
ern soldier who chanced to sea Gen.
Grant hastening by.
"General, where are you going?"
asked the confederate.
"To Petersburg. I think," was the
reply; "hut maybe to heaven or hell."
"Well. I tell you, general," replied
the soldier, "Bob Lee's at Petersburg
and Stonewall Jackson's in heaven.
I guess hell's the only place left for
That Grant appreciated the grim as
signmept v.'as indicated by a smile of
amusement on his face as he went on.
La Salle Corbell Pickett, in Lippin
cott's. Breaking Up the Party.
"You didn't know Aunt Mat's cat
Tige, did you?" asked the girl. "She
got it after you came away. Awfully
smart cat. She would go out in the
barn, kill a nice gray rat and bring
it in and lay it at Aunt Mat's feet.
Then Aunt Mat would smile at her
And pet her and say: 'Nice Kitty!'
"Well, one afternoon Aunt Mat was
having a pink tea with a lot of friends.
Tige went out in the yard, killed a
nice little snake, brought .it in and
laid it at the feet of Miss Molly Cur
ry. Then sat back and waited to be
smiled at and petted.
"My goodness! You never heard
such yelling. It broke up the party."
PILES! PILES! PILES!
Williams' Indian Pile Ointment will core
Illicit, Bleeding and Itching Piles. It absorbs
tho tnmore, allayn itching: at once, acts as a poul
tice, (jives inHtant relief. William-' Indian Pile
Ointment is prepared for Piles and itching of tli
private parts. Sold by drugsists, mail 0c and
51.00. Williams' MTg. Co.. Props.. Cleveland. O
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Phone 160 I
Getting Its Strength Out.
Mrs. Wickershajn had advertised,
for an experienced cook. The first ap
plicant who came in answer to the ad
vertisement was a stout, red-haired
young woman. Mrs. Wickersham' pro
pounded several questions to her,
which she answered in a fairly satis
factory manner. Then she asked
"How long do you boll tea?"
"Well, mem." said the young wom
an, "some folks biles it longer, an'
some shorter. It's all a matter o
"But you do boil It, don't your
"Oh, yes, cert'nly; but I've alius
thought that two hours was long
enough to bile any tea. You can git
all the stren'th out of it in that time."
"At" or "In."
In the matter ot "at" or "in," even
London has not always occupied a se
cure position. A proclamation of
Henry III. has "at London," and the
same preposition is applied to the
great city so lafe as in Richardson's
"Pamela." Frequently in country
places "at London" may be heard to
this day, and a correspondent has even
heard a Suffolk country girl say "at
Shropshire." Probably the broad dis
tinction is that "at" is used by people
who conceive of the place in question
merely as a point on the map. or as of
convenient size to be regarded as fix
ing a person's whereabouts. "In" Is
substituted when we think of the
place as having parts and magnitude.
3ut the Devonian solves the difficulty
by substituting "to" impartially for
both "at" and "in." London Chi oni
ric Dog Rescued Another in Distress.
An instance of a dog's devotion is
reported by M. K. Gleason of War
'n, Pa. Mr. Gleason and others
noted a big shepherd dog on the
railroad bridge over the Allegheny
barking frantically. The animal ran
to them and then back to one of the
center piers, where it stopped and
Finally the men secured a ladder
and going out on the bridge clambered
down and found a fox terrier dog that
had fallen there. When the little dog
was rescued the joy of the shepherd
vas unbounded and it manifested its
gratitude by jumping up on the men
and licking their hands.
More than one-half of the diseases
humanity suffers from are due to
sheer carelessness. And yet we teach
hygiene in our schools! What would
it be if we did not? Gazeta Medica,
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