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Consolidated with the Columbus Times April 1, 1904; with the Platte County Argus January 1, 1906.
.FORTIETH YEAR. NUMBER 1.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY,, APRIL 7, 1909.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,951.
Now is the
time to do it
! Good Companies
The cost is the
BECHER, HOCKENBERGER &
Wheat : $1.04
Hogs, top $6 00 to $6 00
The City Election.
Bat one republican succeeded in land
ing at the city election Tuesday, and
was George Winslow, councilman from
the Fourth ward, which seems to be the
only republican ward in the city. Oarl
Rhode mhde a splendid campaign for
mayor, bat the whole democratic or
ganization opposed and their workers
were oat iu full force. Mr. Rhode had
the satisfaction, however, of carrying
his home ward, the Third. Hold's
majority for mayor was 204 and Speice
for treasurer, O'Brien for police judge,
and McCaffrey for water commissioner
were all elected by abont the same ma
jority. For city clerk Wm. Becker had
no opposition. Iu the Firtt ward
Brunken defeated Knmtner 'by about
ninety, in the second ityan s majority
over Brock was 38, and Willard defeated
Clarke in the Third by 30. The Fourth
was carried by George Winslow, re
publican, by beven votes over Thomas
Branigan, his democratic opponent
Abont two-thirds of the rote of the city
tb ont, and the stay at homes .were in
ninny cases republicans.
Route No. 4.
Miss Jennie Lindblad of Monroe is at
the home of Unas. Bolt.
There was a dance at the home of
-Li) man Bray last Saturday evening.
Frank Bnggi has reshingled the house
on the farm he recently purchased from
1C S. Dickinson.
Mrs. Frances Peterson and children of
Grand Island are visiting Mrs. Peter
son's parents, Mr. and Mrs L. S. Eby.
Will Placeman, who has been work
ing for J. J. Dodds for the last five years
has quit and is now employed in George
Hegel's bowling alley.
Route No. 1.
House cleaning and spring seeding are
now in order on the route.
John Wardeman was over at Sam
Mailer's on business Monday.
Miss Grace Benson, teacher in district
No. 16, is visiting with her scholars this
Mesdames F. A. Scofield and M. Both
leitner were guests of Mrs. C. E. Devlin
Miss Emma Mailer, who has been
keeping house for her cousins, the
Loeeke boys, returned home Monday.
Sunday school 10 a. m., preaching 11
a. m., Junior 3 p. m.. B. Y. P. TJ. 7 p. m.
preaching 8 p. m.; prayer meeting
Thursday 8 p. m. Subject Sunday
morning, '-The Gospel we Preach."
Subject Sunday evening, "Religion not
Christianity, not Salvation."
Rev. R. W. Rkinhart, Pastor.
Now is the time to get
All the New Spring Styles of
1 & BETTERTON
A large and enthusiastic group of men
meu id ma i. jti. u. a. DUlIding, lljiirs-
day evening and organized a camp of the
United Spanish War Veterans, to be
known as Columbus Camp No. 4. Major
E. H. Phillips and Vice Commander Otto
Barth, both of Camp Lewis No. 2, Lin
coln Neb., conducted the muster, by
command of the National Commandt-r-in-Chief.
Cbas. W. Newton, of Hartford,
Conn. The following camp officers were
elected: John E. Halloa, commander;
Prank Thomas, senior vice commander;
Isaac Brock, Junior vice commander;
"August Wagner, officer of the day; Otto
L. Staub. officer of the guard; Lee Rollin
chaplain; Mark Bnrk, John H. Brock
and Fred Lanz, trustees. Harry Thuma
was appointed adjutant and Edwin G.
Allbaagb quartermaster. Comrades
Jones, Elaney and Wacner were appoint
ed a committee on by-laws. The veterans
are very enthusiastic over the depart
ment encampment and reunion to be
held in Omaha, the 27th of this month
and will be well represented and hope to
prevail upon the encampment council to
hold the next encampment in Columbus.
Comrades D. Burr Jones, and Lee Rollin
will be the delegate and alternate at this
departmental encampment. The matter
of the Memorial Day observation was
leit over to be taken up at the next
meeting of the camp, which will be held
May 5th. But it was the sentiment of
the camp that there should be a proper
observation paid to the memory of those
comrades who gave their lives that an
oppressed people might be free from the
tyranny of a cruel and unjnst nation.
Ten thousand, five hundred dollars
was the price paid for the northwest
corner of Twelfth and North streets.
This is the building occupied by the
Buschman restaurant at the time of the
purchase by Harry Graves and Jap
Nichols, and as it was their intention to
use the building for restaurant purposes,
Monday evening a deal was closed with
Mr. Buschman for all the fixtures. The
place has been closed this week and is
undergoing extensive repairs, both up
stairs and down, and the new owners ex
pect to he ready for business by Monday
of next week. Mr. Nichols is experienced
in the restaurant business, having been
manager for Mr. Buschman for some
time. The location is an excellent one,
and the new men will no doubt continue
to enjoy a good patronage.
Monday evening the school board let
the contract for the new addition- to-the
Second ward school building, and 0. J
Scott was the successful bidder. Two
other bids were filed with the board by
Blaser and Roth, but Mr. Scott's bid
was the lowest. The new addition will
coosist of two rooms and a basement,
and was made necessary by the increas
ed attendance, the enrollment in the
city now being over 1,000 Work will
begin soon and the structure be com
pleted in time for the beginning of
school in the fall. Next Monday eve
ning the board will hold a special meet
ing to consider the employing of
teachers for the coming year, and it is
quite likely that a number will be hired.
James Wilson, who is serving a fifteen
day sentence in the county jail, tried to
assist some of the other prisoners in
escaping. As bis sentence was short,
he was given a few privileges, and one
day last week was taking in the quilts
used at the jail, after they had been
hung in the sun for the day. Deputy
Sherriff Jaworski was there at the time,
and at the door of the jail, instead of
coming in with the bedding, Wilson
started to run, hoping that the deputy
would take after him and give the re
maining prisoners a chance to escape
But he was mistaken, for Jaworski first
locked the prisoners in the jail and then
proceeded to capture Wilson, so he will
serve the remainder of his term.
There will be an exciting wrestling
match at the North theatre Thursday
night April 8. between Tom Connors,
the old time champion of England, and
Jack Kinney, the welterweight cham
pion of this state, for a purse of $250.
This purse is put up by the same
Chicago syndicate that is putting up the
purse for the championship match be
tween Frank Gotch and Terrible Turk.
Tom Connors has been in the city for
the last two weeks, and has made many
friends by his quiet unassuming manner
and the house will be taxed to its
capacity to witness the match. There
will be good preliminaries before the
match. Ringside seats, 75c; and gener
al admission, due.
Billy Plageman, who was thought to
be a permanent fixture at the Dodds
farm, hung his plow shoes on a wire
fence last week and came to town to
accept a position at Hagel's billiard and
bowling parlors. They say that the first
customers Billy run np against was a
bunch of malted milk drinkers, who after
being served, very kindly informed him
that it took him so long 'to mix the
drinks that they all sowered on him.
It must be gay life toliave them wolves
right at your heels all the time.
Mra,E. L Browne and little son, Ro
gers Jay, arrived in the city Wednesday
for an extended visit with the former's
parents, Judge and Mrs. Hensley. As
she was entering a carriage to be driven
to her parent's home the horse started up
to quick and threw Mrs. Browne to the
ground and in the fall she received a
sprained ankle. During her stay in this
city, Mrs. Browne will enter St. Mary's
hospital when she will andergoaaop-
Dra. Paul and Matzen, Dentists. j
Dr. Valliar. Osteopath. Barber Woe. I
Try a 5c ice cream soda at Poesch's,
Dr. W. H. Slater, veterinarian, phone
For nobby boys' soils see Oerharz
First-clasa printing done at the Jour
See the Columbus Hide Co. before you
sell your iron and junk.
Try a G. fc F. hat for an taster bon
net. Gerharz-Flynn Co.
Crushed rock salt for hides, and for
stock. Columbus Hide Co.
R. L. Douglas of North -Platte, was a
Columbus visitor last week.
Frank Cotton went to Lincoln Satur
day, where he was called on business.
A special ice cream for parties, every
day, at Hagel's bowling and billiard par
lors. Miss Gertrude Jaeggi went to Lincoln
last week for a short visit with her sister
Perry Gates of Genoa was a Columbus
visitor last Thursday returning to bis
Born to Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Mahaffey,
residing iu west Columbus, Tuesday,
March 80, a baby girl.
Dr. C. H. Campbell, eye. nose and
throat specialist. Glasses properly fitted.
Office 1215 Olive street.
Mrs. Theo. Moersen returned Monday
from Cedar Rapids, where she has spent
several days with her sister.
Mrs. Ruhburn, who recently under
went on operation at St. Mary's hospital
returned to her home Monday.
Miss Stella Kummer returned Sunday
afternoon from Madison, where she was
the guest of friends last week.
Miss Helen Krause returned to her
home in Genoa Monday, after a few days
visit with friends and relatives.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Newman, living on a farm three miles
east of Columbus is dangerously ill.
Reserved seats fof the U. C. T. Musi
cal, Friday, April 16th, will be on sale at
Pollock's drug store Tuesday, April 13.
Mr. and Mrs.. H. J. Hendryxof Grid
ley, Eas., arrived last Saturday for a
visit with their daughter, Mrs. T. W.
Prof. W. C. Woods returned Saturday
evening from Le Mars, Iowa, where he
went last week to attend to some busi
Miss Lillian Ernst after a two week's
visit at the home of Robert Geiserat
Genoa, returned to her home at Duncan
Mrs. John Byrnes and children return
ed Sunday, afternoon from Clarke where
they went several days ago for a short
visit with relatives.
Albert Ernst, oldest son of Mr. and
Mrs. Gus Ernst, left Monday for the
west, where be has secured employment
on a ranch for the summer.
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.
The Messrs. Charlie and Fred Blaser,
jr., were up from Omaha last Thursday,
to attend some business matters, return
ing to their home Friday evening.
Miss Alice Lyons, who has been visit
ing relatives in the city for the past
week, returned Saturday afternoon to
Lindsay, where she is teaching school.
For sale At a reasonable price, one
three horse engine and a boiler
Would be suitable for a fanner who
wishes to purchase one. For im forma
tion, please call at Journal office.
Mrs. O.J. Freliegh of Kansas City, ar
rived in the city Thursday evening and
will be the guest of Dr.. and Mrs. L. P.
Carstenson for several week. Mrs. Fre
liegh is the mother of Mrs. Carsteason.
Dr. and Mrs. Wm.Neumarkerof Edge
mont, South Dakota, are the parents of a
baby boy, which arrived Saturday even
ing. The Doctor having been advised of
the birth of a son arrived in the city
Mrs, Katherine Lynam, widow of the
late T. J. Lynam of Omaha, is expected
to arrive in Columbus this week, and
for the present Mrs. Lynam and children
will make their home with Mrs. Lynam's
mother, Mia. Patrick Lyons.
Henry Lueschen, sr., who resides on a
farm nine miles north of this city was a
Columbus visitor Monday. Mr. Lues
chen who has been under the weather
for some time, is .again enjoying good
health for one of his advanced age.
Mrs. Frank Holden and family of Sil
ver Creek are this week visiting at the
home of the former's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Graves. Mr. Holden has re
cently sold his farm near Silver Creek
and has left for Texts to look np a loca
tion. W. J. Walter, August Boettcher and
Chas. Segelke, jr., of this city, went to
Lincoln Monday to attend the hearing
before Governor Shallenberger, regard
ing his signing the eight o'clock saloon
bill. All the gentlemen were opposed to
the measure and suds arguments against
the oaief axseaUve sigaiac taabilL
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 yon continue to rent,
you pay for a home every few
years but it still remains the pro
perty of the landlord. If you are
paying for a home for yonr land
lord, call at our office and we will
explain to you how you can pay
for a home of your own.
BuilJiRg, Lian & Savings Assi
ELLIOTT, SPEICE & CO.
P. O. Block
Dr. Naumann, Dentist 13 St.
Dr. Morrow, office Lueschen building.'
Try a 5c ice cream soda at Poesch's.
People who get results advertise in the
For fine Easter
suite, see Gcrharz-
DBS. M ARTYK,
Four room house for rent. Elliott,
Speice & Co. .
Dr. C. A. Allenhurger, 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.
For Sale 20 acres of land adjoining
the city on west. Ira E. Gates.
A bunch of keys picked up on the
street awaits an owner at the Journal
It pays to sell your hides where you
can get the most money from them. See
Columbus Hide Co.
Ed Reed began working for Johannes
& Ernmland the first of the week, their
business requiring another man.
The snowfall of Tuesday started ont
like a good old fashioned storm, but the
weather was too warm for it to last.
There are a few dwelling houses for
rent on the list with Becber, Hocken-
bercer& Chambers, including one fur
Albert Rieck of Wstsekn, Minn., and
Bertha M. Kaioer of Columbus were
married by Judge Ratterman on elec
Cnauncey Hagel has resigned bis
place at the bowling alley, and is on the
road with M. J. Kelley of Chicago, as
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Poynter of AlDinn
were in the city Monday evening, en
route to Lincoln, where they were called
by the sudden death of Ex Governor
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Peterson returned
Tuesday evening from a ten days trip
Moat of the time was spent in Colorado
with relatives and visiting places cf
interest. They returned home by way
of Kansas City.
J. N. Umland, who has held the po
sition of machinist for the Union Pa
cific at this place for a number of years,
has resigned and associated himself
with Boone & Lininger in the black
smithing business on Thirteenth street.
Columbus friends were much sur
prised Monday to hear of the sudden
death of Ex-Governor W. A. Poynter at
Lincoln. The ex-governor was well
known in this city and county, on
account of bis many years residence in
the adjoining county of Boone.
During the last week the Union Pa
cific has been gathering quite a number
of outfit cars to house the men who will
complete the new double track bridge
west of town, and also finish the double
track between this city and Silver Creek.
Already some of the bridge workmen are
here and will begin work in earnest as
soon as the weather settles.
Andrew Kinder, who is in the hospital
at Omaha, was compelled to submit to
an operation for appendicitis Sunday, as
the case was so serious that this step
was imperative. His condition at pre
sent is critical, but the many friends of
the family hope for his early recovery.
His father, Otto Kinder, was called to
Omaha to be present at the operation.
Sunday night Officer Burke discovered
someone trying to gain an entrance at
the resr of Frischholz Bros, store, and
later the man tried the rear door on
several other stores in the same block.
When the fellow discovered the officer
he started to run, and a shot failed to
stop him, as he concluded it was beet to
take chances instead of being captured.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. "North returned
Tuesday from their extended stay in
California,-and are glad to get back to
Nebraska, although the weather since
their arrival has'been in strong contrast
with that they left behind on the Pacific
coast. Most of the time they were in
Dawson's Committee Meets.
There appears to be some contention
among the members of the republican
central committee of Platte county over
the endorsement of a candidate for po3t
master to succeed Carl Kramer. B. S.
Dickinson, chairman of the committee,
has refused to enter into what is termed
a "dirtv fight" against the re-appoint
ment of Mr. Kramer. It is understood
that Mr. Dickinson is not wholly in sym
pathy with the action of some of the
men who are attempting to create a sen
timent against the present postmaster,
and that rather than call the committee
together for the purpose of endorsing
another candidate, he informed John
Dawson, committeeman from Oconee,
that if there was any business for the
committee to transact be (Dawson', could
call the members together.
Following the suggestion of chairman
Dickinson, Mr. Dawson sent out notices
to the members of the committee to
meet at the city hall, in Columbus, on
Friday, April 2. The notice also con
tained a statement that there would be
refreshments following the meeting and
those who desired plates were requested
to inform O. J. Garlow.
When the hour for the meeting arriv
ed, only five committeemen J. O. Paw
son, I. N. Jones, John Luschen, R. P.
Drake and R. S. Dickinson were present.
C. J. Garlow and David Thomas were
also in attendance. The former is the
Pintle couuty member of the republican
congressional committee of the Third
congressional district, and the latter has
been acting as a member of the county
committee, although he has no authority
to so act.
There are various rumors afloat as to
the business transacted. It is known
that Mr. Dawson has a fanatical hatred
against Carl Kramer. This the members
of the central oommittee are fully aware,
for it is recalled that at a meeting of the
committee held in Columbus, October 10,
1908, Mr. Dawson introduced and secur
ed, by misrepresentation, so it is alleged,
the following resolutions:
Whereas, The ex-chairman of the
republican county central committee,
Mr. Edwin Hoare, assisted by the legal
department of the Union Pacific R. R.
Company. Postmaster Carl Kramer of
Columbus, Postmaster Daniel Murdook
of Oconee, and others, have apparently
so strenuously opposed rural free de
livery service to John C. Dawson-and.
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Whereas, The inspection by two in
spectors has been in part false; and
Whereas, The department inNtbeir
correspondence are in error; be it
Resolved, By the republican county cen
tral committee of Platte county, Nebras
ka, that tbis case be thoroughly investi
gated by a reliable and competent in
spector, who will not overlook justice,
and that justice be done to those injured
and that the service be reinstated.
On motion the resolution was adopted,
but nothing is to be done about it until
At the time the resolution was adopt
ed, the members of the committee who
endorsed it, were not acquainted with
the facts relating to the controversy over
the rural delivery of mail in Mr. Daw
It is the' rule of the government to
make the rural routes thirty or less miles
in length. Mr. Dawson lives three
fourths of a mile from the Oconee poet
office. The inspector sent out from
Washington, by the post office depart
ment, after spending three months in
Platte county, laid out the routes now
supplied. On recommendation of the
government inspector. Mr. Dawson's
place was not included on the route
established near Oconee, as it would
have required the rural carrier to travel
a distance of two miles extra to supply
him with mail, thus increasing the
length of the route to 32 miles. Failing
to impress the government of the United
States with the importance of delivering
mail to his door without the expense of
a special carrier, Mr. Dawson dragged
bis personal grievances before the repub
lican central committee and,it is alleged,
by misrepresentation, secured the adop
tion of the, resolution printed above. In
bis ignorance, for failing to receive
special consideration from the post
office department, he insists that Carl
Kramer, Mr. Murdock, postmaster at
Oconee, Edwin Hoare and the Union
Pacific railway company are responsible.
Probably the Union Pacific company is
not aware that such a man as John
Dawson exists. Mr. Murdock is the
father-in-law of Mr. Dawson, and it is
not presumed that he would be a party
to a deal that would compel his son-in-law
to walk several blocks to the Oconee
postoffice in order to receive his mail.
Certainly Edwin Hoare or Carl Kramer
are not guilty of the alleged crime of
forcing poor old John to travel six or
seven blocks every day to ask at the
general delivery, "Anything here for the
Hon. John Dawson?"
Mr. Dawson's wrongs are fancied
wrongs. He censures his fellow citizens
for something the government is respon
sible for, and it is not surprising that he
has failed to secure the co-operation of
the members of the republican county
central committee in the fight he is
making against Mr. Kramer. . Out of
the twenty-three members of the com
mittee, only five responded to Mr. Daw
son's call, .and, as before stated, all were
not in harmony with him in the fight he
has started against the re-appointment
of Mr. Kramer.
Oae of the coBwittscmen has called
Mr. Dawson's attention to the following
resolution adopted by the county com
mittee at one of the meetings held pre
vious -to election about the time Daw
son was predicting that Sheldon would
carry Platte county and Bryan's major
ity would not be more than 100:
Whereas, Thee is little doubt of the
success of the republican party, both
state and national, and in case of suc
cess of either or both, there will be
many applicants for support and recom
mendation for appointments to office
and positions; and
Whereas. The county central com
mittee will be called upon for recom
mendations and support of many ap
plicants for political positions; and
Whereas, In justice to the applicant
as well as to the individual members of
said committee, and to give force and
effect to the recommendations of the
said committee, and to save the mem
bers thereof much annoyance, and
Whereas, Tbis organization should
be kept-alive and act in harmony so as
to give the best results and see that
good and true persons are given positions
based npon their merit, and to that end
and to the further end, that the party
be best served, and the greatest justice
done all persons seeking support, now,
therefore, be it
Resolved, That all applicants for ap
pointments, either state or national,
wishing the support of the members of
this committee, file with the secretary
luereoi nis or ner pennon and that no
member hereof endorse any petition for
appointment, from this county, either
directly or indirectly, or sign the same,
until after it is filed and acted upon by
said oommittee, which shall be done
within a reasonable time after it is filed
and at a meeting called for that pur
pose and after all members of said oom
mittee have been notified of the object
of the' meeting.
That the applicants' petition shall be
considered upon its merit and the mer
its of the party, and after consideration
thereof, a vote shall be taken by ballot
as to whether the committee shall re
commend, and a majority of the com
mittee present, providing there be a
majority of .all members present, eha'l
determine the recommendation, and up
on the recommendation in the above
mauner, the secretary shall certify said
recommendation to the proper authority
and the members of said committee
ehallliot thereafter endorse any reject"
ed candidates' petition, or otherwise takehas fiued several important offices in the
contrary aotion to that taken by the
whole or majority as above provided.
If the five members of the committee
that assembled at the city hall in Co
lumbus last Friday, really did take up
on tuemseives tne responsibility to act
contrary to the above resolution and
endorse Mr. Dawson's candidate for post
master, they are certainly acting with
out authority from the other members,
who ignored the offlciousness of the
man whose name was attached to the
call. It was a direct and stinging re
buke to Mr. Dawson for attempting to
use the members of the committee as a
club to pound into political insensibility
and obscurity a man who has made an
acceptable public servant and whose
official record is 'without a flaw or
blunder. The Journal believes that
nine-tenths of the people of Columbus
are friendly to the reappointment of
Oarl Kramer to the position he now
True, Mr. Kramer is a republican.
He does not deny it. He has lived in
Platte county for many years. He
worked in the party ranks and assisted
in carrying the county for GarGeld.
Blaine and Roosevelt. Contrast Imb
party record with the man who is now
attempting to discredit him. Glance
over the returns from Platte county
last fall. It was such men as John
Dawson that caused ' the landslide to
Shallenberger and Bryan. If the re
publicans of Platte county hope to
succeed, they must work in harmony;
they must pull together; they must bury
personal differences and fight together
against the enemy. With such men as
wnwson constantly parading uis sore
spots and demanding that the party
follow him, there will never be harmony
and unity of action. The hour has
come for the personal grievance bunch,
headed by John Dawson, to listen to a
little common sense talk from Mr.
Dickinson and the more conservative
members of the county central
The retell clerks of the city are still
pushing their campaign for six o'clock
closing, and the last week a commute
has been waiting on the merchants
with a petition asking for the shorter
hours So far they have met with good
success and feel that they will ultimately
gain the point they are after.
Some time daring the cold weathers
large quantity of copper wire was stolen
from the block signal supply bouse of
the Union Pacific, near the coal chutes,
and all efforts to locate it was in vain.
The city police and Union Pacific' men
have been working on the case and fin
ally discovered where the copper was
sold, and later stolen again, and last
week warrants were sworn out for John
Hoffman and Edward Tschudy, charg
ing them with the theft. They were
brought'before Judge Ratterman Mon
day asd bound over to the district
court, their bonds being fixed at $7oO
each. Being unable to secure them
they are in the county jail awaiting trial
attaeaaxtterstof thedistriet oonrC.
Have you a Hard
M it ytfl $ Ftotr Wax
If so, come to our store aad
let us make you a present of a
half pound can of
to polish your floors. We will
also give you a little booklet
telling you how to polish your
floor, no matter whether it is
varnished or painted, or has
linoleum on it.
Only a limited number given
away, so come early
POLLOCK & CO.
- The Druggist on the Corner
H. P. Coolidge returned April first
from the Black Hills where he has lived
for a number of years. Mr. Coolidge
was formerly a resident of Columbus and
has returned to make this city his future
home. He is now seventy years old and
is enjoying good health. Mrs. Coolidge
who has been in California since last
December, will likely return at an early
As a result of some trouble at the
night school at the Okay district in
Monroe township last weak, W. M. Pol
lard filed a complaint in Judge Ratter
man's court charging Clarence Watts,
Oscar Jones and Ray Sheridan with as
sultand battery, his son Andrew being
the victim. Monday the case was heard
in county court, and after listening to
the evidence the judge discharged Arthur
Watts and fined the. other three boys
$ j and costs.
Tuesday Georg Lehman received a
message from Des Moines, Iowa, telling
him of the death of hi? brother Henry,
which occurred the evening before, and
he left at once to attend the funeral.
Mr. Lehman's brother has been in this
city on numerous occasions, and enjoyed
quite an acquaintance here. He was a
prominent member of the Eagles, and
order. Tbe funeral was held Wednes
day at Des Moines.
A series of lectures on the Life of
Christ, illustrated by stereopticon views
is being given in tbe Conzrecalional
church and will be continued all during4
the remainder of the week. The Eatr
services by tbe Sunday school will be
held at the hour of morning worship,
and Rev. Dibble will at that time preach
a short sermon. In the evening t.e
choir and their friends will render a
Sacred Easter Musical. A special invi
tation is extended to all to attend any
and all of these services.
Sometime this week the new pumps
at the city water works will be giveu'a
try out. as nearly all the work of in
stallation is completed. The last of the
pumps has been placed and connected
up. and the cable for transmitting power
to the dynamos is now in place. As
soon as the electric pumps are in work
ing order the city will discontinue the
old steam plant, and only hold it iu re
serve. P.J. McCaffrey, who has had
charge of the day job at the station, is
the newly elected water commissioner.
Passion week seryices. or a week of
spiritual and uplifting services are being
held in the Methodist church this week.
No services will be held Saturday even
ing. Mr. Patterson, general secretary
of the Methodist Brotherhood will arrive
in the city today and will assist Rev.
Roueh in conducting tbe services. A
special Easter service at the morning
worship will be conducted by the pastor.
Easter service by the Sunday school will
be held from 12 o'clock noon until i
o'clock p. m. In the evening a special
Easter, musical will be rendered by tbe
choir and a short sermon will also be de
livered at tbis tim by Rav. Riuih, his
subject being "The Easter Voice."
We have the agency for the
famous Mousing 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.
. TWO-PIECE SUITS
In two piece garments we have
a splenaid.linr, ready for yoar in
spection and ranging in price
from 50c to 12 50 a garment. Buy
early while tha sizes are complete.
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