The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, March 10, 1909, Image 1

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Consolidated with the Columbus Times April 1, 1904; with the Platte County Argus January 1, 1906.
Now is the
time to do it
Insure in
Good Companies
The cost is the
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Oats 47
Wheat 86
Corn 53
Hogs, top $6 00 to $6 15
Piles of the Journal March 10, 1875.
A. L. Maryolt of Decatnr, Burt coun
ty, has contracted for the erection of the
following dwellings in Platte county the
coming season, viz: One for Geo. S.
Truman, ou his farm near Genoa, 26x30
feet, and one for Joseph Webster on his
farm near Monroe, 20x30 feel with wing
12x16 feet.
The Union Pacific railroad company
gave notice that the company will ship
all gram necessary for seed to parties
sufferiug loss of crops by grasshoppers,
free of charge until furthei orders. All
applications for free shipment mu6t be
addressed to Lieut. John F. Trout, U. S.
A., Secretary of the Relief and Aid
Society, Omaha, Neb.
The party that went out last fall from
Sioux City, headed by John Gordon,
have bten heard from through Mr. Gor
don. After traveling (W3 miles, they
reached the Black Hills iu safety, meet
ing no hostile Indians on the route. Mr.
Gordon reports that the winter has
been very' cold, and after putting up
suitable buildings for protection against
the weather and Indians, but little time,
iu a suitable wa', has bten spent in pros
pecting for gold, yet some of the boys
are working in the gulches near the
stockade making fair wages. We have
so often cautioned our readers against
these gold stories that it is scarcely ne
cessary to repeat it. Adiied to the many
failures in seeking for gold through the
medium of mining, there is an additional
risk in the Black Hills country from
hostile aud savage Indians, who, in all
probability will make their appearance
when spring returns.
Baptist Church.
Sunday school 10 a. m., preaching 11
a. m., Junior 3 p. m., B.Y. P. U. 6:30 p. m.
preaching 7:30 p. m.; prayer meeting
Thursday 8 p. m. Morning BUbject,
"I Pray Thee let a Double Portion of
Thy Spirit be upon me." Evening sub
ject. "He Offered them Money."
Rev. R. W. Rkinhakt, Pastor.
5 room house, in first-class
condition, located 8 blocks from
business, corner lot, cement
walk, electric lights. This
property offered at a bargain.
Elliott, Speicc & Co.
CHEESE A fine line of both
imported and domestic. Fresh
stock constant on hand at
Now is the time to get
j'our Signs
We do
Sign Writing'
Paper Hanging
and Decorating
Latest 1908 Fall Styles
Wall Paper
Mrs. Catherine Kreizenger, wife of
John Kreizenger, who reside in South
Columbus died at tbe family residence
Thursday morning at five o'clock, death
resulting from heart failure. The de
ceased had been in ill health for some
time. Mrs. Kreizenger lived alone with
her aged husband and in spite of her ad
vanced age she did her household duties
with the assistance of her husband.
Mrs. Kreizenger, nee Miss Catherine
Kittel, was born in 1835 and in tbe win
ter of 1861 was united in mnrriage to
John Kreizenger, who survives her. To
thisunion six children were born Franz,
who lives in Vienna, Austria, Joseph
who died in 1833, Gustav, who resides in
Spalding, Neb., Marie, who passed away
in 1891, Loui whose Home is in Kim
bal, Neb., and Carl, who lives in Fre
mont. Mr. arid Mrs Kreizenger have
been residents of Columbus for the past
ten years, coming to this city March 1,
1899. The deceased was a kind and
loving wife and mother and a devout
Catholic. The funeral was held Satur
day afternoon from the Catholic church,
Father Marcelhnus officiating, and bur
ial was made in the Catholic cemetery.
Relatives who attended the funeral from
out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Gustav
Kreizenger and children of Spalding.
George H. Rodehorst and Miss Lena
Schmidt were united in marriage last
Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Miessler,
pastor of the German Lutheran church,
officiating. Only relatives of the con
tracting parties witnessed tbe ceremony.
Miss Katie Hecker, a relative of tbe
bride, was bridesmaid and Louis Rode
horst, brother of the groom, was grooms
man. The bride is the only daughter of
Mrs. John Bradehofft, who resides on a
farm eight miles west of Columbus.
Tbe groom is tbe eldest son of Mrs. H.
O. Rodehorst, who lives on a farm north
west of the city. Both the bride and
groom are well known in this city, having
many friends who will wish them an
abundance of success and happiness as
they trod along life's pathway. Immedi
ately after the ceremony the bridal
party were invited to the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Fluckiger where a bounti
ful wedding dinner was served by the
hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Rodehorst are
now at borne to their many friends on a
farm three and one-half miles north
west of this city, Mr. Rodehorst having
rented the home place from his mother,
who in the near future will more to Co
lumbus. Superior railroad facilities may secure
for Colunbus tbe permanent location
of the winter quarters of Perry & Smith's
consolidated railroad shows. It is un
derstood that the management have un
der consideration a number of towns in
this section of Nebraska, but the excel
lent railroad facilities of this city, having
been brought to their notice, they are
seriously considering Columbus as a lo
cation. It would be well for the Com
mercial club to take this matter up with
the management of the shows, as should
this city succeed in securing the winter
quarters, it would mean that between
$12,000 and $15,000 would be left here
annually. Several cities claim to have
already been chosen, but such is not the
else, and there is no question but what
this city stands as good, if not a better
chance to secure the location than any
of the towns mentioned. This is a thirty
car circus and menagerie, and was re
cently purchased from the Lemon Bros,
of Kansas City by A. O. Perry of Atkin
son, Neb , and C. A. Smith of the firm
of Smith Bros, real estate and stock
brokers of Norfolk.
The Nebraska State Board of Agri
culture is offering $150 in premiums to
the boys under 18 years of age who grow
tbe greatest number of bushels of corn
to the acre during 1909. Tbe money is
divided $50 to first; $25 to second; $20
to third; S15 to fourth; $10 to fifth, and
$5 each to sixth to eleventh. The con
testant to file with W. R. Mel lor, Secre
tary, Lincoln, prior to May 20th, and is
to perform the entire labor of preparing
tbe ground, planting, cultivation and
harvesting. Aore to be measured, busk
ed and weighed in presence of two dis
interested freehold residents, who make
affidavit of findings not later than No
vember 1st. Successful contestants file
account covering details with the sec
retary. Governor Shallenberger's reappoint
ment of Miss Lida MoMahon of this
city as superintendent of the Girls' In
dustrial school at Geneva, is a source of
gratification to her many friends in this
city. The fight against her reappoint
ment was probably the hottest at Ge
neva, where everyone took sides, and
there was a charge against her that she
was favoring the Catholics and using
her influence in that direction in the
school. And there were also a number
of democrats who had favorites for the
position. But Governor Shallenberger
carefully investigated all the charges and
decided that Miss MoMahon was , not
guilty of any of them, and appointed
her for another two years.
Tc 19 sure that everything is done le
gally the bond proposition for the Platte
river bridge will not be submitted to
the voters of this city at the spring
election. There are a number of
important points to consider in this
matter and the committe in charge was
to have ample time to look them up, so
that no mistake will be made. The pro
position, however, will undoubtedly be
submitted to the voters shortly after the
spring election.
Drs. Paul and Matzen, Dentists.
Dr. Valuer, Osteopath. Barber block.
Dr. W. H. Slater, veterinarian, phone
New spring Silks and Drees Goods at
A G. & F. suit is a suit that suits.
Gerharz-Flynn Co's.
See the Columbus Hide Co. before you
sell your iron and junk.
Crushed rock salt for bides, and for
stock. Columbus Hide Co.
Andrew Erb was tbe guest of Clarke
relatives several days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Otlo Scbulz south of
Creston were in the city last Friday.
J. H. Hennessy of Omaha was a guest
at the home of Miss Lottie Becher Sun
day. c
A special ice cream for parties, every
day, at Bagel's bowling and billiard par
lors. Dr. C. H. Campbell, eye. nose and
throat specialist. Glasses properly fitted.
Office 1215 Olive, street.
Harry Erb returned to his home at
Central City Sunday evening, after a
few day's visit with friends and relatives.
city 160 lb.. per hour.
CREAM Price 825. Gray's.
A few boarders will be taken by pri
vate family. Nice, airy rooms. Prices
reasonable. Frank Bridel, 122 East
11th street.
Wanted at once, 1,000 bush
els of good potatoes. Columbus
Mercantile Co. Both phones,
29 and 229.
Miss Henrietta Schulz, who lives in
East Columbus, will enter St. Mary's
hospital this week, where she will submit
to a surgical operation.
8moke Victoria, five cent cigar, and
White Seal, ten cent cigar, both Colum
bus made goods. They are tb'e best
brands offered in this city.
Henry B. Allen, editor of the Madison
Pus t was in the city last week. He has
installed a junior linotype in his office
and is well pleased with it.
Mrs. J. F. Kirkpatrick went to Schuy
ler last Wednesday for a few days visit
with friends and to attend a meeting of
the Degree of Honor lodge.
Weak inflamed eyes, cross eyes, head
ache, dizziness, etc. relieved by Drs.
Bowlby & Perrigo, of 301 Paxton Block,
Omaha. At Clother house March 19.
Miss Emma Neumarker, after e pend
ing a seven week's trip with friends and
relatives at St. Louis, Mo., returned to
her home in this city last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Kreizenger and
children of Spalding, were called to this
city Sunday by a message announcing
the sudden death of Mr. Kreizenger's
mother, Mrs. John Kreizenger.
For sale At a reasonable price, one
three h'jrse engine and a boiler
Would be suitable for a farmer who
wishes to purchase one. For informa
tion, please call at Journal office.
Mrs. R. L. Hunter, who is, and has
been a patient at St. Mary's hospital for
tbe past six weeks, is recovering rapidly
and her many friends hope that she will
be able to be up and around soon.
Miss Ruth Tallman of Genoa, was a
visitor between trains with Miss Minnie
Glur last Thursday, while enroute to
Fillmore, California, having been called
there by the serious illness of har moth
er. Mrs. Jessie Trine and daughter of
Stanton county were in the city Monday
between trains, tbe guests of Mrs. E. H.
Jenkins. Mrs. Trine was returning
home from a three weeks' visit to her old
home in Illinois.
Miss Fannie Gee of Albion, who has
been a guest at the home of Mrs. J. G.
Becher the past week, returned to Oma
ha Sunday evening, where she will again
resume her duties as trained nurse at
the Wise Memorial hospital.
The box social given in district No. 44
last Friday evening was very well at
tended and a good time was reported by
those present. The amount of money
which was made come up to about $32.00
which will be used for library books.
Fred Blaser, jr., of Omaha, accompan
ied by his friend Will Platner, were Sun
day visitors at the home of Jacob Glur,
and other intimate friends in the city,
they having returned from a hunting trip
up in the Sand Hills, returning to their
homes Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. John McLean, and'Mr.
and Mrs. Elick McLean of Lincoln, were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Neil McLean
several days. Both John and Elick are
former Columbus boys, who have made
good and are now in the employ of the
Burlington railroad, with headquarters
at Lincoln.
Blair Cotnpton, having receutly sold
his plumbing business to A. Dussell &
Son, has gone to Louisiana, where he
has accepted a position as foreman with
a large plumbing firm. Kavanaugh &
Betterton have leased the building re
cently occupied by Mr. Oompton and
will proceed at once to enlarge their
paint shop.
Our prices
Linseed Oil, Stock Foods
and Drug Sundries
Dr. Naumann, Dentist 13 St.
Dr, Morrow, office Lueschen building.
People who get results advertise in the
Ladies' Spring Skirts. $3.00 andjip at
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. W. J. Walters Jwas the guest of
Spalding friends last week.
Get a G. & F. Hat, the limit of good
value, at Gerbarz-Flynn Co's.
All Garden and Field seeds.
Johannes & Kramland.
Miss Gertrude Jneggi was tbe guest of
friends near Richland last week.
Jacob Glur made a business trip to
Madison Monday, returning Tuesday.
Drs. Bowlby & Perrigo, the Omaha
eye specialists, will be at Columbus
March 19.
It pays to sell your hides where you
can get the most money from them. See
Columbus Hide Co.
Mrs. Johnson of Liudsay, is tbe guest
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A.
Friedricks this week.
Mrs. C. E. Po'.lock went to Omaha
several days ago to be the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. J. J. Sullivan.
Mrs. W. L. Boettcber went to Grand
Island Wednesday of this week for a
two weeks' visit with relatives.
Miss Amie McCabe went to Central
City Saturday evening, where she will
live with her aged grandparents.
Mrs. Schwarz of Humphrey! who un
derwent un operation at St. Mary's hospi
tal last week, is slowly improving.
Mrs. J. F. Kr.kpatrick entertained a
few gentlemen friends Saturday evening
in honor of her husband's birthdav.
By Gov't, test 99 per
cent pure, 98 per ct.
germination. Gray's.
There are a few dwelling houses for
rent on the list with Becher, Hocken
berger & Chambers, including one fur
Lost Between Platte Center and Co
lumbus, last week, a summer lap robe.
Finder please leave at Journal ffice and
receive reward.
H. S. Elliott and J. C Byrnes re
turned Tuesday afternoon from an ex
tended trip through the west on busi
ness and pleasure.
A. D. Jensen and family have rented
the Giein residence on Eleventh street,
which was recently vacated by Drs.
Carstenson & Hyland.
Bob Jacobson, for the past year
in the employ of R. S. Palmer in his
tailor shop, has resigned bis position and
left for his former home in Lincoln.
Mr. and Mrs. John Egger are this
week moving into their new residence on
East Tenth street, which has recently
been completed by contractor C. C.
Drs. Bowlby & Perrigo never advise
the wearing of glasses unless they are
found necessary. You are perfectly safe
in consulting them. At Clother house
March 19, one day only.
Seeding time is now at hand;
yon will find field, garden and
flower seeds in bulk or package
of the freshest and best at Co
lumbus Mercantile Co.
Laughter chasing away tears and
witty sayings with bright specialities are
promised by tbe management of A Jolly
American Tramp' which comes here at
North Theatre Monday Mar. 15. Prices
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kreizenger of Fre
mont and Louis Kreizenger of Kimball,
Neb., were called to tbis city Sunday by
a message telling of the sadden death
of their mother, Mrs. John Kreizenger.
They remained until after the funeral.
Last Wednesday night the city coun
cil passed the 'new depot ordinance, but
in its amended form it does not vacate
any portion of Olive street, and specifi
cally states that the city relinquishes
none of its rights to the street. It pro
vides for tbe use of the twenty feet only
when trains are in and unloading bag
gage and express, and also provides that
it shall not be obstructed when not in
actual use. In its amended form it is
understood that the ordinance is accept
able to the company, and according to
the agreement they will no doubt begin
work on their new depot in a short
A farewell party was tendered Carl
Schubert, jr., at tbe home of bis parents,
on Quincy street, Sunday evening. A
number of friends reponded to the in
vitations, and the evening was devoted
to music and social chat. The South
Side orchestra was present and furnish
ed music for the occasion. Mr. Schubert
departed Monday evening for Baker
City, Oregon, where be intends to re
side. Carl is one of the many Columbus
boys who have made good, and has many
friends who will wish him success in
whatever line of business be decides to
engage in.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert J. Galley entertain
ed the members of the Columbus City
Band at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Galley on West Fifteenth street Thurs
day evening. Upon the arrival of the
guests Mr. and Mis. Galley were pre
sented a rocking chair as a token of the
esteem in which they are held by tbem.
The evening was devoted to cards and
at a late hour a four-course luncheon
was served by Mrs. Galley, who was as
sisted by Miss Mand Galley. The
tables were beautifully decorated in car
nations and ferns.
While it is reported that a good many
quail were frozen to death in this local
ity during the recent storms, tbe
Mongolian pheasants, which were turned
loose here last sprint;, seems to have
stood the climate without any lo9S. One
of the local hunters, who is interested in
the game and fish protective association,
said that they had been keeping pretty
close watch on tbe birds, and that tbe
reports they had indicated that those
turned loose were not only alive, but had
raised good big broods during the sum
mer. Mrs. Anna Anderson, who for the past
.few years has been making her home
with Peter Swanson and family, residing
ou a farm seven miles northeast f Col
umbus, passed away Wednesday after
noon, death resulting from old age
Mrs. Anderson was one of the pioneer
settlers of this county, having come here
in the early days Tbe fuiieral was held
Saturday afternoon from the Swanson
home, Rev. Rousb, pastor of the M. E.
church officiating, and interment was
mudein the Columbus cemetery.
Reports from Omaha would indicate
that tbe work of ballasting the remain
der of the double track, between Colum
bus and Silver Creek, will soon be com
menced, and that portion of the double
track put in service. With this stretch
ballasted' tbe Union Pacific will have a
double track from Omaha to Watson's
ranch, with the exception of the double
track bridge across the Loup west of
tbe city. When work will begin on this
structure has not been stated.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Giger have been
informed of tbe marriage of their oldest
son Albert to Miss Nona Fleming, a
popular young lady of Van Cover, Brit
ish Columbia. The wedding took place
December 1, '08. It has been seven
years since Mr. Giger left this city, and
during much of this time has been em
ployed on different railroads, being at
the present time a brakeman on a pas
senger train, with headquarters near tbe
Canadian line. '
It is less than a month until tbe city
election will be held and so far there bas
been no mention of prospective candi
dates. Under the change to a city of
the first class the next Mayor will Berve
for a term of two years. Four council
men are to be elected, one in each ward,
and the terms of tbe following council
men expire, Brunken in tbe First ward,
Ryan in the Second, Willard in the Third
and Nichols in the Fourth.
Last Saturday at Bellwood Harry
Taylor, about 15 years of age, son o tbe
local jeweler, and Warren Bouton, went
duck bunting and when about two miles
from town the gun carried by the Bout
on boy in some manner was accidentally
discharged and the entire load of shot
entered Taylor's left side near the lung,
cutting a large hole. The boy was con
veyed to Bellwood by a farmer and died
a few minutes after the doctor arrived.
Thursday of last week J. L. Berney
sold his interest in the Viergutz & Ber
ney coal and lumber yard, to H. A.
Clarke, of the State bank, and the deal
also included Mr. Berneyte new residence
in the northeast part of the city. Mr.
Viergutz will have charge of the busi
ness, and manage it for the firm. Mr.
Berney is figuring on going west and
locating in California.
One of the important ordinances pass
ed by tbe council at the Wednesday eve
ning meeting was tbe one providing that
tbe number of saloons in this city will be
limited to twelve. As tbis is tbe num
ber at present, there will be no change
in locations, but no others need apply.
Electricity is gradually making its
way into new fields in Columbus. The
first electric 'coffee mill in the city was
installed this week by the Columbus
Mercantile Co., and besides doing away
with much hard labor, is also a time
Mrs. Loranz of Clarinda. Iowa, who
has been the guest other daughter, Mrs.
Edgar Howard, for the past two weeks,
accidentally fell down a flight of stairs
in the Howard home Sunday evening
and received injuries that may piove
fatal. Mrs. Loranz is eighty-three years
old and on account of her advanced age
little hope is entered for her recovery.
Ren Betterton, Ed. Kavanaugh and
Wm. Kauffman had an exciting time
while out hunting Sunday afternoon.
The three gentlemen were in a boat row
ing down tbe Platte river when the boat
upset and the occupants were thrown in
to t he icy water. A few desperate efforts
and the boat was placed in position and
the men reached the shore in safety.
During the accident three guns as well
as a quantity of ammunition was lost,
and although the hunters returned home
without any game, they may consider
themselves very fortunate.
Preparatory to the opening of the base
ball season about the middle of April or
first of May, the Firemen's league are
getting ready for business. On Monday
evening Hose Companies Nos -1 and 2
elected their captains and managers for
the coming year, Emil Kumpf being
manager and Cbarlee"Becher captain of
No. 1 and Will Galley being manager
and Walter Boettoher captain of No. 2
Tbe Hookies will select their captain
and manager next Monday evening.
Last year was the first season for the
Firemen's league aud taking this into
consideration, the boys put up some
very good games, but this year they
promise something better and no doubt
the Columbus fans will show their
appreciation by increased patronage.
During the last few months District
Clerk Gruenther. who has conducted a
number of referee sales, and almost in
variably the date selected would prove
stormy and disagreeable, but not even
the weather could prevent the crowds
attending these sales, and all property
brought good prices. And the weather
wasbout as disagreeable as it could be
for the sale of Tuesday, which, by tbe
way, was tbe largest one ever held in the
county, the total being in the neighbor
hood of 55,000. The prices paid for the
property show that there are plenty of
people who know that Platte, county soil
is a good investment. The first piece
sold Tuesday was the northeast quarter
of section eight of tbe Harper estate, and
it was bought by C. J. Frey for 888 per
acre. Joseph Hastreiter became tbe
owner of the southwest quarter of sec
tion eight of the same estate, and he
paid $99 per acre for it. The remaining
eighty acres in section twenty wa6
bought by Charles Herzberg for $96 pf r
acre. All this land is in the vicinity of
Humphrey. Wm. Bucher of this city
bought the Hoppen 200 acres near Platte
Center, the price being $70 per acre.
Besides this there were three pieces of
town property offered at tbis time, tbe
first being the Hoppen saloon building
at tbe corner of Eleventh and M streets,
which brought 31,810, Louis Schwarz
being the highest bidder. The Eueden
building, just east of the saloon, was
bought by C. C. Hardy, and he paid $630
for it. The home and two lots was pur
chased by Mrs. Hoppen for $1,630.
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
Plans for establishing tennis courts
will materialize as soon as the weather
At last the three hundred mark has
been reached in membership by the Y.
M. C. A.
During the month there was a total at
tendance at all gymnasium work of ',473
according to the report of the committee,
During February the number of baths
taken were 2,613.
The regular meeting of the board of
directors was held Tuesday evening, at
which time the treasurer presented bis
report. Tbe net resources are nearly
$1,200, nearly 81,000 being paid by busi
ness men for sustaining memberships.
Tbe monthly banquet will be held next
Thursday evening, March 16. Henry
Hockenberger, J. H. Galley and Edward
Johnson are the committee in charge.
The ladies of the Germam Evangelical
church will serve supper for the occasion.
Our Wagon is Here
Our large portable vacnum cleaning
wagon arrived Tuesday of this week
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 tbe wagon.
Columbus Ruo Factory,
Furnished Rooms For Rent.
Steam beat, electric light, shower bath,
hot and cold water, location center of
city, 8&00-$9 00 and $10.00. Apply Gen
eral secretary, Y. M. C. A.
We have all the leading grades of
soft coal. Also Penna. hard coal and
Semianthracite furnace coal.
Newman & Wemu.
Garden and field seeds.
Next week
We will display the very
finest and largest assortment
ever shown iii this city. This
display includes all kinds of
brushes and are direct from
the factory of Gerts-Lombard
the greatest brush manufac
turers in the world.
Watch our window next week
The Druggist on tbe Corner
Columbus, Nebraska
Ladies' Spring Suits at
$11.50 and up.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert J. Galley left Mon
day for a short stay at St. Joseph, Mo.
While there Mr. Galley will combine
business with pleasure, and besides vis
iting bis brother will do the spring and
summer buying for the store.
Next Monday evening, March 15. tbe
Columbus Game and Fish Protective
association will hold their annual meet
ing. At this time officers will be elected
for the coming year, and a report made
of the work of the association daring tbe
first year of its existence. The meeting
will be held at tbe Phillipps sporting
goods store.
Otto Merz is preparing to make ex
tensive improvements upon his meat
market building. Work of remodelling
and building will begin ibis week. Mr.
Merz has recently purchased the lot just
east of bin present building and whea
the improvements are completed be will
have one of tbe most up-to-date markets
in tbe state.
The Columbus Light, Heat & Power
company are erecting a large electno
sign along the entire north side of the
power bouse. It will be quite attractive
at nigh: and can readily be seen by pass
ing train. It is quite a stroke of enter
prise and will inform strangers within
our gates that Columbus has an' up to
date electric light plant.
Tbe death of C B. Speice will in no
way affect tbe local business which be
owned, as it will be conducted by mem
bers of tbe family under the name of the
Speice Coal company. This business"
has been in the family for years and is
considered one of the best in the city,
and the relatives have decided to keep
it and conduct it as heretofore.
John J. Foley, who lias been the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clark for the
past two months left Thursday evening
for Denver, Colorado, where be will be
employed on the railroad. For nine
years Mr. Foley followed the butcht ra
trade in New York, but recently de
cided to go west and engage iu railroad
ing. Mr. toley is a nephew of Mrs.
The ladies of the German Ev. Prot.
church gave a ten cent tea at the home
of Sam Gass, sr.. last Thursday afternoon
and evening for the benefit of the Tabe
tba home at Lincoin. Tbe same after
noon a rocking chair was raffled off and
M. C. Keating held the lucky number.
The tea was well attended and in all the
ladies cleared seventy dollars and fifty
Dr. A. Ueintz departed Monday morn
ing for Oregon, where he goes to inspect
some land, from there he will go to Cali
fornia, for a short visit. On tbe return
trip homeward s'ops will be made at
Denver and Boulder, Colorado, and sev
eral other places of interest. At Boul
der the doctor will spend several days
for he as well as many other Columbus
gentlemen have mine interests at tht
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 $1.25.
In two piece garments we have
a splenniil line ready for your in
spection and ranging in price
from 50c to 82 50 a garment. Bay
early while the sizes are complete.