The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, March 24, 1909, Image 1

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Concilwitiilii Columbus Tikes April 1, 1904; with the Pte&e toiwty Argus January 1, 190
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DCbntn, 5
Oats 46
Wheat " 97
Corn 53
Hogs, top.. $5 50 to $6 15
Files of The Journal, March 24,-1874.
As heretofore, we still insist that those
who are intending to go to the Itlack
Hills, are in our opinion, contemplating
an unwarrantable adventure. The great
probability is that the excitement which
is prevalent on the subject, and which is
due to the reports from that region
emanating from Sioux Oity. and Chey
enne, is gotten up and fostered for in
terested purposes by those two cities.
Rev. A. J. Wright has been appointed
by Gen. Hawkins as local distributing
agent for Platte county, and id empower
ed to issue to all those enrolled for the
purpose, army rations, consisting of corn
meal, lard, tea, sugar and salt Rations
will be issued, on the receipt of the sup
plies, for twenty-two days. Recipients
are requested to bring sacks and vessels
for meat and lard. The rations will be
given out every day until the supply
shall have been issued, and it is desir
able that recipients call soon. The ra
tions for one person for twenty-two days
will be 44 lbs. corn meal, 44 oz. lard, 2 oz.
ten, 1 lb. sugar and 1 lb. salt. There are
687 persons on the roll for rations, but
this number is evidently a misapprehen
sion in regard to the object of the en
rollment, for there are many on the roll
who supposed that tbeir names were
beisg taken only for seed. Neverthe
less they arc entitled to' draw rations,
and Wright will act in this matter,
wholly under instructions from Gen.
Will be sold next Tuesday at
the Court House at 2 p. m.
This farm will be sold in 40
aire, 80 acre, 120 acre, 200
acre or 280 acre tracts. All of
this land is located 2 miles
northeast of Columbus and it
affords an excellent opportu
nity to secure a small or large
tract of good land near Colum
bus at your own price. Re
member that you cannot make
a mistake in buying this land.
It's near the best inland town
in Nebraska. Good soil. Good
roads. Desirable neighbor
hood. It will make money for
you while yon sleep.
Terms: 15 per cent of pur
chase price' on day of sale.
Balance in 30 days. Come and
attend. It's next Tuesday
afternoon at the Court House.
N Referee.
Now is the time to get
. your Signs
We do
Sign Writing
Paper Hanging
All the New Spring Styles of
TVall Paper
There is a city ordinance which says
that trains shall not block croMiDga be
yond a certain time. Thjs ordinance
has never been enforcedor the reason
that no one has filed complaint, and the
public has borne the inconvenience and
orally and mentally cursed the railway
company and trainmen. The ordinance
has been ignored so long that when
Harry Musselman, landlord of the Pa
cific hotel, entered complaint against
its violation at headquarters, but little
attention was paid to his protest. Final
ly Mr. Musselman decided to interest
himself in the enforcement "of 'the cross
ing ordinance. Last week, he notified
the train dispatcher and station agent
that commencing TuesdayMarcb 23, be
would swear out a complaint against all
conductors who blocked a crossing with
tbeir trains more "than five minutes.
When'No. 4 palled in Tuesday morning
Mr. Musselman was at the depot. After
the train bad 'stood on the crossing for
more than five minutes, he informed the
conductor that he was holding the
crossing in violation of the ordinance.
The conductor took exceptions to some
thing Mr. Musselman said and called
him a liar, but the presence of Officer
Nelson prevented a fistic encounter. In
his attempt to enforce the crossing or
dinance Mr. Musselman has the back
ing of the business men and citizens of
the south side. It may be inconvenient
for conductors to strictly obey the or
dinance, but the vestibule doors could
be opened and people allowed to pass
across the platform when trains are held
at crossings beyond the legal limit, but
up to the present time the railway com
pany has not consented to accomodate
the public to this extent. Let the cros
sing ordinauce be enforced.
A special musical programme was
rendered by the members of the Metho
dist church choir and their friends Sun
day evening. The program began prom
ptly at 7:30 p. m.,and was carried out as
previously arranged with the exception
of a solo by Miss Hazel Studley, who on
acoount of illness was unable to be pres
ent. The contribition which was re
ceived at that time will be used by the
choir in the purchasing of music. The
first number on the program was a
song service by the choir; this was fol
lowed by prayer and scripture reading
by Rev. Rough. A quartet, Misses
From and Turner and Messrs. Turner
and Kumpf, rendered "The Recession,"
composed by Reginald De Koven. Mr.
O. W. Raymond of Lincoln, sang a solo,
and following this Mrs. Janing, assisted
by Miss Emma Zinnecker sang a duet
entitled, "He Careth for Thee." Mies
Maude Murrell of Fremont then sang
"My Redemeer." Rev. Roash then de
livered a short sermon choosing for his
subject "Christ and Music." Will Far
rand rendered 2. solo entitled, "The City
of Refuge." Mrs. Bowers sang "Hold
Thou My Hand." Maurice Whitmoyer,
sang a solo entitled "Be Thou Nigh." A
duet was rendered by Miss Maude Mur
rell of Fremont and Mr. L. L. Lease of
this city. An anthem entitled "Love
Divine" was rendered'by the choir.
Almost a complete city ticket was
named by the republican mass meeting
at the Firemen's hall last Friday even
ing. Carl Rhode beads the ticket as the
nominee for mayor; Charles Todenhoft,
city treasurer; John R. Brock, police
judge; Ralph Coolidge, water commis
sioner; Otto Kummer, councilman First
ward; Isaac Brock, councilman 8econd
ward; H. A. Clarke, councilman Third
ward; George Window, councilman
Fourth ward. W A. McAllister, the
present republican member of the school
board, was renominated. There was but
one contest, that in the Fourth ward,
Mr. Winelow being nominated to suc
ceed the present incumbent, Julius
Nichols. The city central committee
was selected as follows: G. Frischholz,
First ward; H. E. Musselman, Second
ward; Qenry Wilcken. Third ward; W.
H. King, Fourth ward. W. M. Cornelius
was selected chairman of the city com
mittee. The meeting was called to order
by city chairman. Bert J. Galley, and G
Frischholz presided and Gus Becher. jr.,
was secretary.
From seven o'clock Sunday morning
until three o'clock Monday afternoon
the city was without water, as it was
necessary to remove a section of the ten
inch main at the pumping station, in
order to put in the meter which will de
termine how much water the electric
licht company pumps for the city. The
job took a little longer than was antici
pated, as it was thought that everything
would be ready for pumping by Sunday
evening For the present one steam
pump is doing the work, for although
there is one of the new pumps in place,
it has not been connected np. Delay in
receiving the necessary material has been
responsible for the long time taken to
complete the installation of the new
pumps, but now that everything is here,
it will soon be finished.
Mrs. Wm. Graves is this week visiting
her daughter, Mrs. Holden of Silver
Creek. Mr. and Mrs. Holden are pre
paring to leave soon for Texas. He will
leave first to look np a location and
then return for his family. For a nan
ber of years Mr. Holden has bees a
prosperous farmer living near Silver
Creek, and for some time Mrs Holden
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Dn. Paul and Matzea, Dentists.
Dr. Valliar, Oattopain, Bar bar bloc.
Dr. W. H. Slater, veterinarian, phone
First-class printing done at the Jour
nal offioe. . "
A G. & F. suit k a suit that suits.
Gerharz-Flysn Go's.
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Apprentices wanted in millinery store.
Mrs Anna Nugent.
See the Oolambua Hide Co, before yon
selLyour iron and junk.
Crushed rock salt-for hides, and for
stock. Columbus Hide Co.
Miss Ora Hortoa of Genoa, was the
guest of Miss Etta Lioetrum last week.
A special ioe cream for parties, every,
day, at Bagel's bowling and billiard par
lors. Miss Lillian Ernst went to Genoa
Monday afternoon for a two week's visit
with friends. ..
Mrs. Will Hagel went to Omaha Sat
urday evening to be the guest of friends
for several days.
Mrs. Fred Hollenbeck went to Omaha
Monday afternoon for a short visit with
relatives and friends.
Dr. C. H. Campbell, eye. nose and
throat specialist. Glasses properly fitted.
Office 1215 Olive street.
Miss Clara Bloedorn, who has been
sick for the past week, has resumed her
work in the Gray dry goods store.
99 per Cent i what the govern
ment says of bur alfalfa
PURE Beed- Gray's.
Miss Amie McCabe has returned from
Central Oity, where she went several
days ago for a visit with her grand
John Cornils took a west bound train
Tuesday evening for Denver, to again
take np his position in a drug store in
that city.
A few boarders will be taken by pri
vate family. Nice, airy rooms. Prices
reasonable. Frank Bridel, 128 East
llth street.
North Evans, who is attending school
at Culver. Indiana, arrived in the city
Friday evening for a short visit with
home folks.
Smoke Victoria, five cent cigar, and
White Seal, ten cent cigar, both Colum
bus made goods. They are the beet
brands offered in this city.
Herman G. Person -will build a fine
brick residence. on Eighteenth street
that will cost about $5,000. H. G. Fricke
haa the contract for the job.
Mrs. James Armstrong and little
daughter have returned from Shenan
doah, Iowa, where they were the guests
of relatives for several weeks.
MissLeona Richards of .Gerioa, was
the guest of Oolumbus frienda between
trains-Saturday afternoon. She was on
her way to Omaha for a short visit with
Charley Wake is here from St. Edward
for a few days visit with the old folks at
home, and also mingling with all the
friends' he knew when he lived in
Hurry Up The sale of the New Bar
gain Store, 419 llth St, is not going to
last much longer. If you want to save
half to two-thirdson your purchases,
call as soon as you can.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph" Stovicek enter
tained the members of the South Side
orchestra and a few intimate friends
last Sunday. The evening was devoted
to music and at a late hour refreshments
were served. o
A complaint was sworn out Tuesday
morning for the arrest of. Conductor
Harding, charging him with using pro
fane language and blocking the crossing
with his train beyond the legal limit.
HarryMusselman was the complaining
G. M. Douglas and family are now
domiciled in their new home on North
Murray street, which they recently pur
chased from O. C. Pennington, Mr
Pennington in turn purchased tbeDoug
las residence on East Twelfth street and
has taken possession of same.
Miss Lillian McCabe, who for several
months has been night operator in the
Nebraska Telephone office, has resigned
her position, ill health being the cause.
On Monday she entered St. Mary's hos
pital, f Mifis.Hulda Caroline will take
her place with the telephone company.
On May 1 Edward M. Bagatz will take
the position of cashier of the German
National Bank, whioh position ia at pres
ent held by Bernard Schroeder, who
leaves, the bank oa account of his health.
Mr. Bagatz expects to return from his
western trip in time to assume his duties
onMav 1.
Mrs. J. W. Marthie, formerly of this
city, died at her hoate in Stromsburg
Sunday morning. She leaves a husband
and three daughters residing in Stroms
burg, and a daughter, Mrs. C. B. EUis,
and a son, J. F. Garvey, of Lincoln. The
funeral was. held at Stroaubarg Moa
day aitaraoQ.,
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The boys
Are as glad to get out of Cuba
as we, to stay in Columbus to.
sell Drugs, paints, oils, wall pa
per, brushes, combs, perfumes,
etc., at right prices.
Dr. Naumann, Dentist 13 St.
Dr. Morrow, office Lueschen building.
Four room house 'for rent. Elliott,
Speice & Co.
Dr. CCA. Allenburger, office in new
State Bank building.
Drs. Carstenson & Hyland, Veterinar
ians. Both phonea 212.
Dr. D.T.Martyn. jr., office new
bus State Bank building.
James Gray of Seward is the guest
Columbus friends this week.
Get a G. & F. Hat, the limit of good
value, at Gerharz-Flynn Co's.
THE Round Oak Steel Range.
A bunch of keys picked up on the
street awaits an owner at the Journal
Born, Sunday last to Mr. and Mrs.
Garl Boettcber, residing in South Colum
bus, a baby boy.
Mrs. E. J. Meays who has been
seriously ill for several months is some
what improved.
It pays to sell your bides where you
can get the most money from tbem. See
Columbus Hide Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith of Omaha,
are guests this week of the latter'e
mother, Mrs. Ihomas Lyons.
Mrs Henrietta Schultz, who under
went an operstion at St. Mary's hospital
several days ago is convalescing.
There are a few dwelling houses for
rent on the list with Becher, Hoozen
beriterjk Chambers, including one fur
Lost Between Platte Center and Co
lumbus, last week, a summer lap robe
Finder please leave at Journal office and
receive reward.
Viotor Kelba, who has been the guest
of F. T. Walker and family for several
days, returned to his home in Omaha
Tuesday morning.
SuDerintendent Conn has returned
from Norfolk, where Jie, was called sev
eral days ago by a message announcing
the sudden death of his friend, J. M.
Martin Costello and family are this
week moving into their residence on
West Eighth street, which Mr. Costello
recently purchased from Mrs A. J.
F T. Walker, who is now engaged in
the real estate business in Omaha, was
visiting his family a few days this week.
The family will move to Omaha some
time in June.
Mrs. Eva Czca, aged 26 years, died aM
ber home, near Duncan, last Saturday,
she leaves a husband, John Czca. The
funeral was held Monday from the
Catholic church in Dancan.
Mrs. Wm. Neumarker of Edgemont,
f-'outh Dakota, is the guest of her par
ents, Judge and Mrs W. N. Henelej.
Mrs. Neumarker was accompanied as far
as Omaha by ber husband. Who was
called to that city on business.
Every Family
Pays for a home, at least once.
If you pay for your home through
The Equitable Building, Loan
and Savings Association
yon pay for it but once and it is
yours. If you continue to rent,
you pay for a home every few
years but it still remains the pro
perty of the landlord . If yon are
paying for a home for your land
lord, call at our office and we will
explain to yoa how you can pay
for a home of your own.
The Equitable
Office with
P. O. Block
Those who have heard Bishop W. E
Quayle in his lecture pn'Hall Oaineand
His Island," in whioh Qaayle tells of the
Ufa of the Manx folk. Sod the powor oLf
the sea over the lives of those born with
in its' domain, will better understand
something of the feeling which Hortense
Nielsen, who appears at the North
Theatre on Monday March 29, puts in
to the part of Illida in "The Lady From
the Sea," Henrik Ibsen's play first stag
ed in America by this emotional, actress
who feels her part, who puts her eoul as
well as her study into this most difficult
role. ' Miss Nielsen seems to feel that
terrible awe which comes from contact
with the sea, though, a landsiioman in
every sense of the word. -Bishop Quayle
says that in the Use of Man that the
sea is everywhere; that it stares over
your shoulder at meal time; that it peers
into your book; that it looks you in the
faoe as you sleep. Perhaps it is this
terrible awe that' Miss Nielsen inter
prets in "The Lady From the Sea" that
impels one to think of the sea as close at
hand, as being an omnipresent creature,
sullen, unrelenting, yet speaking a
language all its own to those whose ears
are turned to its whisperings, its songs,
its wrathful murmurings. Perhaps
Miss Nielsen could have not been better
adapted to the part of Illida of the Sea
had Ibeen studied her style and have
written the play for her. Instead she
now 'feels it within her power to trans
late the heretofore undiscovered strength
of the part and the play.
Bertha Marie Marguerite, better
known by many acquaintances as Dolly,
little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
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away last Wednesday afternoon at El
Paso, Texas, where she had been taken
several days previous to her death, in
hopes that a change of climate would
benefit her health. Little Dolly had
been in ill bealt h for 6tveral months and
just one week ago last Friday Miss Katie
Stenger accompanied her to El Paso
All during the journey Utile Dolly seem
ed no worse and upon reaching their
destination apparently stood the trip
well. But shortly after their arrival
she became ill, and this illness9 resulted
in her death. Dolly was born in this
city January 18; 1905, and was at the
time of her death three years, ten months
and one day old. The remains were
brought to this city Sunday afternoon
and the funeral was held Monday after
noon from the family residence. Rev
Neumarker, pastor of the German Re
form church, assisted by Rev. Harkness,
pastor of "the Presbyterian church, offi
dating and the little one was laid to rest
in the Columbus cemetery.
Last Thursday Mrs. Ed Fiynn was
arrested for being intoxicated; and
while in that condition was carrying ber
half nude baby, sometime by an arm and
then again -by a foot. Several ladies
tried to take the child away from her.
Finally some man took it from her and
gave it to them. They took the child
and gave it the proper care, while the
mother slept off the effects of the spree
in the county jail. The next day the
mother was released and given the babe,
under condition that she return to
home in Platte Center. Her husband
was with her and was also under the in
fluence of liquor. He was told to accom
pany her, but failing to do so he was
placed in jail, and Saturday Police Judge
O'Brien gave him a sentence of thirty
days in the county jail, every other day
on bread and water.
Hot municipal campaigns are now in
progress at Fullerton, St. Edward and
Albion. At Fullerton the contest has
made strange bedfellows as politics
sometimes does. The faction alluded to
as "whisky men" by the prohibitionists,
named a prominent member of the
Methodist church for mayor, and
although he is in favor of licensing
saloons he has the active support of the
leading members, of his church. His
opponent, who is against licensing
saloons, is backed by the bootleggers
and some of the druggists who are oppos
ed to license, as well as one faction in
the prohibition party. At Albion and
St. Edward two-thirds of the busine-a
men are openly supporting licene
Mouday evening the democrats select
ed tbeir city ticket for the spring elec
tion April 6. After much persuasion
Louis Held was induced to accept the
nomination for mayor, and after that
office was filled the remainder of the
ticket was soon filled, as follows: G.
B. Speice, city treasurer; -Wm. Becker,
oity clerk; P. J. McCaffrey, water com
missioner; Wm. O'Brien, police judge; J.
L. Brunken, councilman First ward; S
J. Byao, councilman Second ward; G.
E Willard, councilman Third ward; Tom
Braniuan. councilman Fourth ward; L.
F. Pbillipps, member of the school
board. August Boettcber was chairman
of the convention and Jerry Carrig
Last Saturday evening there was an
important meeting of the representatives
of the Nebraska Central Irrigation com
pany and the Nebraska Power company
at the office of Becher, Hockenberger &
Chambers. All differences between the
representatives of the two .corporations
have been satisfactorily adjusted and
they are now prepared to go ahead with
negotiations for financing the Power
company. This meeting was held pre
liminary to another which will be held
later, and atwhicbtime it is expected
definite steps will be taken toward get
ting the project under way.
John Backhua of southwest of Leigh.
was transacting basiasss in Columbus
Monday. -
Miss Maud Marriel of Fremont, was J
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. T- mjt
over Sunday.- i rtU :
Mr. and Mrs. John v --a ' of Lin
coln, are the guests of kne former par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. N. McLean thia week.
Byron Way, a former Columbus boy,
now residing in Lincoln, has been ap
pointed an instructor of music at the
State university.
The ladies of Mrs. Casein's division of
the Congregational church gave a box
social last Wednesday evening in the
Casein bultdTng on West Thirteenth
Mrs. E. W. Gassman returned Satur
day evening from San Bernardino,
Cal., where they have bought property,
and Is very well pleased with the
Paul, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Mat Allison, died Tuesday of typhoid
pneumonia, aged eight days. The funer
al will be held from the home Thursday
Mrs. Rathburn, who conducts dress
making parlors in this city, was taken
to St. Mary's hospital Monday, where
the same afternoon she underwent an
Mrs. Roscoe Pound of Chicago arrived
Tnesday for a two weeks' visit in Ne
braska, a portion of which time she will
be with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.
Gerrard of this city, and the remainder
in Lincoln. -.
In about three or fonr weeks Mr. and
Mrs. H. P. H. Oehlrich will start on a
trip to Europe, where they expect to
remain some time. While over thete
Mr. Oehlrich will, consult some of "the
leading physicians and visit Carlsbad
and other health resorts across the water
While his health has been much better
of late, he hopes that when be returns be
will be entirely recovered from his
recent sickness.
An excellent organization is the Na
tional Opera Company, which comes to
the Opera house on Friday March 26, in
The Grand Duchess. Unlike the ma
jority of attractions that Manager Saf
fian has booked this season, it possesses
artists of undoubted merit in the operatic
line and a chorus whose oharmicg looks
and delightful stage pictures grace a
meritorious performance. Seats should
be reserved well in advance fo-a crowd
ed house is assured.
David Dexter, 'one of the-old settle w
of Polk county, died at his home, eleven
miles southwest of Columbus, on March
23, of Bright' s disease. Mr. Dexter was
born in Canada September 7, 1837. In
1857 he was married to Sarah D. Adkins
in Lea county, Illinois. In 1887 he
moved to the Polk county home, where
he has sinoe resided. Besides his wife
he leaves three sons, Elisha P., who has
been living at home; Ira O., of Stockham
Neb., and Caleb D., who lives in Colora
do. Funeral services will be held Fri
day in Shelby.
Mrs. Margueritta Speicher, aged 73
years, died at her home in east Colum
bus, March 16, after a short illnesr
Mrs. Speicher came to America in 1874
with the family, settling in Saunders
county, and from there they removed to
Butler county, where they resided until
two years ago, when they moved to east
Columbus. For the last two years she
has been subject to sick spells, and
when the final sickness came it was of
short duration. At the time of
death all the children were with her.
Besides her husband she' leaves six sons,
J.' P. of Butler 'County, Martin, Pier,
Nick and Peter of Coluinbus, and Au
gust of David City, and three daughters,
Katie of Columbus, Mrs. Julius Sauser
of Oedar Rapids, Mrs. Martha Smith of
Bellwood. Two sisters, Mrs. Anna
Heinof David City and Mrs. Ilenry
Smith of Bellwood, and one brother,
Peter, also survive her. The funeral
was from the residence at 9 a. m. Thurs
day, and services held at the Catholic
church at 9:30. Interment was in the
Catholic cemetery
Mrs. Dora Dietrichs, widow of C H. W.
Dietriohs, passed away at her home on
East eleventh street, Wednesday morn
ing at 8:15, death resulting from a stroke
of paralysis she suffered about one
year ago, and since which time she has
been confined .to her room, and al
though quite ill, at times her condition
was not considered dangerous until a
feVhours before her death Mrs. Die
trichs was born in Germany October 27,
1836, and wa at the time of ber death
past seventy three years of age. In 1866
Mrs. Dietrichs, accompanied by her
husband came to America, settling in
New York. Later they went to Chicago
111., and from there in 1869 they came to
Platte county, wnere tney settled on a
farm where they resided for many years.
From there they moved to Columbus.
Mrs. Dietrichs was a pioneer settler of
this county and daring her declining
years told many stories of the hardships
as well aa the pleasures oae had to en
dure when living in this country in early
days. The deceased was the mother of
eleven children, five being deceased.
The living are Mrs. Frank Shott, who
resides on a farm in Polk county. Mrs.
Wm. Liodee of Omaha, Charles of New
York, August, William and Mrs. C. W.
Willis of thia city. As yet no arrange
aU have bean made for tha funeral.
Our window
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Of the best line of Brushes
ever shown in the city, direct
from the factory of GerU
Lombard. This line is com
plete, as it contains 35 va
rieties of brushes, and each
variety includes from 10 -to
50 different styles, so you
can be sure of getting just
what you want. We bought
these brushes in large quan
tities and got a good. price,
so consequently can put a
very good price on them.
go by
as you
The Druggist oa the Corner
Oolumbus, Nebraska
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Meays will soon ,
leave for Texas, where they go for the
benefit of Mrs. Meays health.
Mrs. Albert Dantron and little son re
turned from Lincoln Monday eveaiag.
where they spent Sunday as guests of
friends. Mr. Damron accompanied
them to Lincoln but returned, Saturday
evening. - I
About a year ago, David Thomas pur
chased the Erb estate, consisting of 312
acres, at referee sale, for $21,918 and
after holding it until Tuesday of thia
week be disposed of it to Fred Luckey.
jr., for $26,520, making a nice profit of
$4,602. Which 1 goes to show that
Platte county real estate is about the
best investment that can be made.
Craig Brown, of Beaver Dam, Wis.,
was in the' city several days last week
visiting friends. He went up the branch
to Cedar BapidB Saturday to spend t.
short time with hia brother George.
Mr. Brown went west 'several moath
ago for his health, visiting most of the
states and territories. Craig will he
remembered by a good many of the old
settlers, having lived here in tha
early 70s. vvv
Henry Ragatz and son Ed leave Wed
nesday morning for the west and wilt go
to California before returning. They
will go via Kansas City, where they will
be joined by Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Scott,
who wilTaccbmpany them. The dbject
of the trip is to look for a location, and
should a suitable one be found they ex
pect to locate there and make it their
future home, otherwise they will return
to' this city.
G. M. Douglas and family were pleas
antly surprised by a number of friends
and neighbors, who gathered at their
old home on East Twelfth street Wednes
day evening, to" bid them farewell aa
neighbors, for on the following day Mr.
Douglas and family moved into a cottage
in North Columbus which they had re
cently purchased. The evening was de
voted to cards and games and at a late
hour refreshments were served.
A civil service examination for rural
carrier will be conducted by Postmaster
Kramer on April 17. There is a carrier
to be appointed to fill the vacancy caused
by the resignation of F. L. Habavand no
doubt there will be a. number of appli
cants. M r. Hahn was relieved last week.
I so that he could o to his farm, near
Genoa, and John R. Brock, substitute,
will carry the route until after the ex
amination and a regular carrier ia
Just what Columbus theatre goers
have been waiting for. Laughter that
stimulates, music that jingles lastingly
and the best looking chorus on the road
is the promise of the management of the
National Opera Company which plaje
an engagement at the Opera house on
Friday "evening March 25, in the greatest
of all Comic opera, 'The Grand Duch
ess." This is the old Beggar Prince
Opera Co. and our patrons are promised
a musical treat next Friday evening.-
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 piece garments we have
a splenaid line ready for your in
spection and ranging ia prios
from 50c to $2 50 a garment. Buy
early while th sizes are complete.
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