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FORTIETH TEAR. NUMBER 41.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1910.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,991
Before the fire
Now is the time
Agents 12 good
BECHER, H0CKENBER6ER &
1 l!lM WSM tMt
Wheat, new 98
Hogs, top 7.65 to 7.75
MANY YEARS AGO.
Files of the Journal, January 17, 1877.
The farmers are beginning to have a
bank balance. When the majority of
them are so situated, you may look out
for prosperous times in Nebraska.
The farmers of Platte and adjoining
counties have been and are receiving in
this city very fair prioes for their wheat
and hogs. If all other products should
bring prioes in proportion to these arti
cles, we should hear fewer complaints
about low prices.
A snow storm commenced hers Mon
day morning last between 3 and 4 o'clock
accompanied by strong winds from the
north and northwest which continued
without any cessation until 5 and 6
o'clock Monday evening. Tuesday
morning opens up with bright sunshine
and splendid winter weather.
The Pawnee scouts arc on their way
to 8idney to go into winter quarters.
One day recently it was so cold that the
thermometer froze up; Lute North had
to run the greater part of thirty miles
to keep from freezing, yet Major Frank
North, (stricken with asthma so he
couldn't witlk) rode on his hone all day
without suffering from the cold.
Lookout for the dead beats about
this time of the year, who sport about
the country making bargains for the
p rchase of farm, store or any other
property that may suit their fancy.
Learn that one of these dead beats has
been playing off his methods of dojng
business on the Schuyler folks, and that
it is believed he left there last week for
Columbus. This notice may induce our I
citizens to give him a warm reception.
The Congregational church would in
vite you to the following services next
Sunday: Bible school 9:45; worship 11
a. m.; T. P. S C. E. C:30 p. m.; evening
worship 7:30. In the morning service
the pastor will speak from the subject
"The Id vestment pf Love." Of the
evening- the following program will be
Violin solo Selected Miss Goff
Degree of The Self Life-Pastor.
8olo Selected Mrs. Otseen
Announcements and offertory
William L. Dibble.
All the latest shades and
Sip Writiij a Spwialnj
D. C. KAVANAUGH
E. Q. H. Meiealer, father of Bev. H.
Meiasler of this city has two keepaakefl
which be prizes very highly. They are
two hooka, a Chippewa dictionary and a
grammar, which he used whan a mis
sionary among those Indians oyer a half
century ago. Prior to 1861 Mr. Meiasler
was a student atliieptic, Germany,
studying for the mission work under the
Evangelical Lutheran missionary soci
ety. Early in 1851 there came a call
tor missionaries, some to go to the West
Indies and others to United States, and
Bev. Meiasler was sent to the latter ap
pointment and to be assistant missionary
at Bethany, Mich. Here ha made his
headquarters. He soon discovered that
to make proper headway in his mission
work, he was obliged to hare a Chip
pewa and English dictionary combined,
and so he began the work of compiling
one. After working for about three
years at this he had it ready to be print
ed, but a chance trip to another mission
prevented his book from being printed
While at the missionaty house, he has
shown a Chippewa-Ecglish dictionary
that had just been received by him,
fresh from the press, and he was told
that a limited edition had been printed
and that he might secure one. He at
once wrote for one, and received the
book he now has, which bears the date
of 1853. Incidentally the publishing
house told bim of the existence of a
Chippewa grammar, and that the author
was Bishop Baraga of the Roman Oath
olio church, who was also author of dic
tionary. The edition of the grammar,
which bears the date of 1850, was even
more limited than that of the dictionary,
and he finally secured a copy from the
bishop . The dictionary contains the de
finition of the word Chicago,' which is of
Chippewa origin, and at one timewaa
much in dispute. This book is printed
in 1858, says that the word Chicago
means a little polecat, which shows that
very often the Indians names have rath
er peculiar meanings. Bev. Meiasler
continued his work among the Indians
until 1869, and later moved to Chicago.
He has been at th home of his son.
Bar. H. Meiasler, for the last few years,
and still takes quite an interest in any
thing pretsining to the work in which
he spent the better part of his early life.
While in town Thursday evening last
week doing some shopping J. J. Connel
ly and wife received a telephone mes
sage from their farm where they had left
Alice 8ohad to care for their baby, that
a strange acting man had entered the
house and tore everything up-side-down.
The story goes something like this: The
girl saw the man approaching the house
from the road, and being afraid, pioked
up Mr. Connelly's gold watch and sever
al other valuable articles and run out the
back door, hiding behind the hog sheds.
The wsy it was reported to us, after the
fellow had taken some gold rings, besides
other smaller articles and tore things up
in general, knocking the big parlor lamp
off the stand, breaking it into a thousand
pieces, be took a box of matches, put
them on a chair and set them afire, then
left the house. The girl seeing the blaze
ran into the bouse and extinguished the
fire, and looking out the window saw the
fellow return to the porch and pick up
Mr.' Connelly's gun, shoot a couple of
chickens, tie them together and walk
away. Marshal Sweeney and several
others spent several hours hunting for
the fellow but could find no trace of him
or anyone who had seen anyone of that
description. Therefore we know no more
of the matter than we did at first. Lind
Next Sundsy two new passenger trains
will be put on by the Union Pacific
Nos. 17 and 18, Seattle trains. They
will have an eastern connection with the
Wabaah. These new trains will not in
crease the number of trains, however, as
the Los Angeles trains, No. 7 and 8 will
be taken off on account of the washouts
between Salt Lake and Los Angeles.
This latter is only temporary, and may
last for sixty days, and they will be again
placed in service, making twenty passen
ger trains on this division. The new
fohange means a shifting of conductors,
and Conductor Powers, who has been on
the Spalding for almost two years, goes
to Omaha to take' the new trains, and
his run will be taken by Conductor Fox,
who baa had the Norfolk passenger run
for many years. Just who will get the
Norfolk run has not been decided, but
it may be Conductor Linaberry of the
After a short illness with pneumonia,
Cbalaier, aged 7 years, 11 monthswnd SO
days; the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. M.
8 Fish, died Saturday morning, at their
home, SixteenMi and Hayes street
About the middle of October the little
fellow was stricken with polio myelitis,
and for a time was helpless, but the last
few weeks had been slowly recovering,
although unable to walk, and the attack
of pneumonia was too much for his weak
system. Cnalmer was born northwest
of Monroe January 19, 1902. Three
years ago the family moved to west of
Columbus and later to the city. Funer
al services were held 8unday from the
home, being conducted by Bev. D. L
Boush of the Methodist church, and in
terment was in the Columbus cemetery.
Messrs. H. A. Clark, M. Brugger and
Dietrich Harms came up from Columbus
Wednesday morning to attend a meeting
of the stock holders of the Platte County
bank. They returned on the noon train.
Platte Center Signal.
Dr. Naumaas. Dentist 18 8c
Dr. Morrow, office Laescben baildiag.
People who get results advertise is the
Four room house for seat. Elliott,
Speice & Co.
Miss Lillie Ernst is visltiag with
friends at Genoa.
For Sals A small
Phillippa a Budat.
Dr. C.A. AUenburger,
State Bank building.
Victor Lachnit spent Sunday with his
cousins in Humphrey. ,
Dre. Carstenson & Hyland, Veterinar
ians. Both phones 312.
See the Columbus Hide Co. before you
sell your iron and junk.
Dr. W. B. Neumarker, office witkDr.
0. D. Evans, west side of Park.
Dr. F. H. Morrow has been appointed
onefthe Union Pacific physicians at
For fine watch, clock and jewelry re
pairing, try Carl FroemelTthe Eleventh
Fred Blaser, sr., returned to his boats
in Omaha Friday, after visiting with rela
tives for a week.
It pays to sell your hides where you
can get the most money from them. Sea
Columbus Hide Co.
Found A Highlander pin, gold.
Owner can have same by calling at
Journal office and paying charges.
Monday, for the first time since ha re
turned from the west after his aocident,
H. S. Elliott was able to be down town.
He Is improving rapidly, bat uses a cans.
Tuesday of this week Recorder of
Deeds Jerry Carrig delivered the first
instrument from the new office, E. H.
Chambers of Becher, Hookenberger k
Chambers receiving it and signing for
Alice Pinch filed complaint in Judge
Ratterman's court charging her husband
Harry Finch, with abandoning bar, and a
warrant was issued for his arrest, and
he was apprehended at Omaha. As
officer from here will go for hJsa,ane?
bring him back for trial.
Mrs. Frank Jahn. an old lady who has
lived on the Island south of the city for
a number of years, died Tuesday of last
week at the home of her grandson, Gus
Hodwiger. Her remains were buried at
Duncan Friday. Mrs. Jahn was 87 years
of sge at the time of her death. Her
husband survives her.
Mark Burke is the new deputy sheriff
under Sheriff Lachnit. Mr. Lachnit
first submi'ted the name of Ed Lusien
ski of Platte Center, but aa Ed has
always been one of the prominent re
publicans of Lost Creek township, the
county board, which is democratic, very
naturally turned him down.
George Barr McCutoheon, the author
of "Qraustark," or "A Love Behind a
Throne," to be presented at the North
Theatre Friday January 14, is said to
have received over eighty thousand dol
lars in one year as royalties from the
sale of the book. Judging by the size of
the audiences the play is drawing he
will receive more than that this season
from the play.
Union Camp 131, Sons of Veterans,
and Baker Post No. 9, Grand Army of
the Republic, held their annual installa
tion of officers lsst Saturday. At that
time preliminary arrangements were
made for celebrating Lincoln's birthday,
February 12, which is alo known as
Union Defenders's dsy, and ie the most
important anniversary that the Sons of
Owing to the appointment of Mark
Burke as deputy sheriff there will be a
vacancy on the city police fores, and it
is quite likely that James Nelson, who
resigned in the spring to go to South
Dakota, but has retnrned to this city,
will be appointed. Mr. Nelson has a
splendid record as a police officer the
many years be served the city, aad hi)
appointment to the vacaacy will nasal
with the approval of all.
About a year ago D. flelphand, who
has a dry goods and clothing store in
the Gottschalk building on Eleventh
street, bought the brick store building
just west of him which was at that thaw
and is yet occupied by H. N. Levine,
who carries the name line as Helpbaad.
January first Helphand wealed his
building, but was not able to gst posses
sion, so he brought suit against Levine,
and the case was decided In Hslphand's
favor, and next weak ha will move into
his own building, aa the court ordered
Levine to vacate.
Two bridges across the Platte river oa
the borders of Platte ooanty will be
completed this year, or, rather one saw
one and the old one repaired. The new
bridge is at Duncan and the contractors
have the material on the ground aad the
work well under way. The other one is
the Platte bridge south of this city,
which Columbus is very araeh iatsrssted
in. Several carloads of -laTsrisI for
this structure are now here, aad while
it will not be completed as eooa aa aati
cipated at first, the work will belniehed
in the early spriag.
Four Room, House, located with
in 6 blocks of Post Office. Fine
shade and a desirrble location,
ELLIOTT. SPEICE, & CO.
Post Office Block Columbus, Neb.
Dr. W. S. Evans, Union Block.
Drs. Paul aad Matzen, Dentists.
Dr. Valuer, Osteopath, Barber block.
Dr. G. A. Ireland, State Bank bldg.
First-class printing done at the Jour- j
Our great suit sale is continued.
Dr. Chas. H. Campbell, oculist and
aurist, 1215 Olive street.
Crushed rock salt for hides, and for
stock. Columbus Hide Co.
Miss Ida Nelson of Monroe wass
guest at the G. M. Hall home Tuesday,
enroute to DiUer.
The party who found the lap robe in
the north part of town on January 2,
will please leave the same at The Jour
nal office and receive reward.
Mies Martha Mataonof Elgin, neice of
Mrs. G. M. Hall, accompanied by Miss
Buth Cladwell of the same place, were
visiting Mrs. Hall from Saturday until
Last Saturday Jacob Schwank, filed a
complaint in Polios Judge O'Brien's
court, ebarfjag Hugo Ploege with as
sault and battery. Both parties live
north of the city.
Sunday morning Mrs. Mary Wdst-
brook, slipped on the icy sidewalk end
fell, fracturing her arm. Fortunately it
was a single fracture, otherwise, on ac
count of her sge, it might have been
much more serious.
8now and sleet before the middle of
January, but then, this has been a very
unusual winter. With the extraordi
nary amount of enow and ice on the
ground, unless tbs weather is excep
tionally favorable, there is every pros
pect for big floods when the ice in the
County Attorney Hecsley filed a com
plaint Tuesday in police court charging
John Ruppert with selling liquor with
out a license. The offense was commit
ted in St. Bernard township and a num
ber of residents of that locality are
named as witnesses. This is the third
time that Buppert has been up on this
charge and he is not likely to get off as
easily as formerly.
Out at the Union Pacific double track
bridge, west of this city, they are al
ready putting in the new double track
structure, so as to be prepared for a
spriag flood . The recent wam weather
gave them a warning, and since that
time work has been pushed harder than
ever. The new spans have been riveted
together, are in position and one by one
they are being slid into position on a
greased track, and it requires a little
over aa hour to take out the old single
track span and replace it with a new
sixty foot doable track spsn, that time
being all that trafflio is stopped.
John Hultgres, living seven miles
northwest of Osceola, committed suicide
Friday morning last by shooting bis
head off with a shotgun. No motive can
be assigned for taking bis life. He had
beam around doing the farm work in
apparently good spirits. He was found
by one of his neighbors who went to the
house to make arrangements for some
hay. Upon discovering what had hap
pened he at once notified the coroner
and an inquest was held the same even
ing. Mr. Hultgren was unmarried and
was the owner of au eighty-acre farm and
fairly well-to-do. He leaves three sis
ters. While no motive is known for the
deed it is known that he bad been drink
ing heavily for several days.
Beginning with the new j ear the board
of supervisors are seriously considering
providing more room st the court house,
and Wednesday they were looking over
aad discussing the plans submitted by
Architect J. F. Guth of Omaha, for the
remodelled building. The plan is to add
to tbs present structure and use ss much
of it as possible, and provides for a
building 62x92, two stories and a base
ment. The plana show a modern build
ing and one that would provide ample
lor roe present, The improve-
ta remodelling would cost $50,000,
are ie a possibility x that a bond
election will not be called, as the board
has power to make an addition levy that
wUl in time take care of this amount
Tuesday evening quite a number of
the local Elks met at the office of Becher,
Hookenberger & Chambers for the pur
pose of completing plans for ai organi
zation in this city. The meeting was
presided over by Edgar Howard and
Gus Becher, jr., was the secretary. As
the sentiment was unanimous that an
organization should be perfected, they
proceeded along that line, and an execu
tive 'committee, consisting of Charles L.
Dickey, obairman, Dr W. B. Neumar
ker, Edgar Howard, Gus Becher, jr.,
Edw. D. Fitzpatrick, E P. DusseU and
Walter Sohroeder was appointed, with
power to act. It is the intention of the
lodge to have club rooms of their own,
and two floors, if possible, and already
there are several buildings to beereoted
in the spring, any one of which will pro
vide them ample quarters and are avail
able. The present and prospective mem.
bership of the order in this city is com
posed of business men, and it is the in
tention to eventually make it a business
men's club, the same as in other cities.
The district deputy from Grand Island
i9 expected here in a few days to assist
in completing the details for instituting
of the lodge.
Columbus bowlers trill be represented
at the Third Annua! Tournament of the
Middle West Rowling association, which
will be held in St. Lonis, Mo., begin
ning Saturday of this week. The Col
umbus team, composed of Ed Kavnn
augb, Joe Gntz mer, Morris Wliitmoycr,
Jap Nichols, G. J. Hngel and L. T. Os
born, will leave Friday, January 21, ar
riving in St. Louis Saturday morning,
and bowl the same evening, and again
on Sunday. After reaching Omaha the
boys will join with other bowlers who
go there and make that portion of the
trip in a special pulluian reserved for
them. The time scheduled for them to
leave St. Louis is the Sunday evening
after the last bowling event, but it is
quite likely some of the boys will con
clude to stay a day or two in the city.
The ball given by the bowling team last
Thursday, to assist in defraying the ex
penses of the team on the trip, netted
them about $75, which will materially
assist in defraying a portion of the cost
of the trip.
Friday night the big basket ball game
of the year in this city will be played,
the contesting teams being Omaha and
Columbus high school teams Omaha
is considered the best team in this sec
tion of the west, and defeated Columbus
late in December, and has in fact defeat
ed every team they have met. When in
Omaha the Columbus team made as
good a showing as the Counoil Bluffs
team, the crack team of western Iowa,
and since that time the home boys have
been putting in a good deal of time on
hard practice, and hope to make a very
much better show than they did a year
ago when the Omaha team was here be
fore. Tuesday of this week the stockholders
of the Platte County Independent Tele
phone company held their annual meet
ing, and hesides passing their dividend
and distributing several thousanddol
lsrs among the local stockholders, elect
ed G. W. Phillips to fill the vacancy on
the board of directors occasioned by the
resignation of A. Anderson.
C. A. Oregg, of Mount Pleasant, bro
ther of S. B. Gregg of this city, and vice
president of the Platte County Independ
ent telephone compan, is in the city
this week attending the annual meeting
of the stockholders of the company,
which was held this week.
Found Last Wednesday, a bunch of
keys. Owner can have same by calling
at The Journal office and paying charges.
See our entire line of Bkirts at half
Route No. 1.
Otto Heiden tried husking corn last
Wm. Muller is able to sit up a little
after a long siege of lung fever.
Quite a good many fat cattle are going
to market this week.
M. C. Cassin was over the route one
day last week, buying cattle.
Quite a number from Route 3 attend
ed the raffle at Louis Wilokens Sunday,
and Henry Cattau was the lueky man.-
Mrs. J. L. Sharrar has been quite sick
the last few days.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Bert Nash Saturday evening
Mrs. John Wagner and sou Clayton
of Lincoln arrived Saturday evening.
The Creston schools started again on
Monday after having a two weeks Xmas
Grandma Wagner has bern very ill
this last week, but is much better at the
Dr. and Mrs. A. P. Kimball are the
proud parents of a baby boy. who arriv
ed Saturday night.
Little Florence Burgess, who was ex
pected home about two weeks ago, is
again expected home some time this
Mr. Fsrnsley accompanied by Mell
Graham, left Wednesday for Kansas
City. Mell expects to stay thoro until
Herman Sohulte's little son who bss
had serious trouble with his eyes, was
operated on by Dr. Lueschen of Colum
bus Thursday and is getting along nice
Theodore Wagner waa over from
Humphrey Sunday, returning in the
evening with bis wife, who has been
taking care of grandma Wagner, during
Attorney Drake of Humphrey met
with the commercial club here last Fri
day evening; to discuss the watei works
proposition, and all possible speed is
being made toward the preparation for
erecting a stand pipe, which they thick
will serve most efficiently under existing
Route No. 3.
Farmers on the route are marketing a
large quantity nf wheat, in spite of the
Mrs. Ferdinand Seefcld went to Mon
roe Tuesday to visit her daughter, Mrs.
O. B. Preston.
Mrs. Mary Pctera and daughter. M iss
Lydia, left Monday for their home in
Esmond, S. D.. after n month'u visit
Prof. E. II. Schmeiding
week from. Seward, where
holidays with the home
he spent the
folks, and re
sumed teaching in the parochinl school
The young folks and n Bprinkling of
the old folk;, met at the home of Martin
Albers Monday night and helped bim
celebrate the forty-eighth birthday an
niversary. UU9tave Brunken, who bad been
spending the holidays with his parents,
left Monday for his home in Oklahoma,
returning by the way of Scribner to vis
it his sister.
New Board of Supervisors.
This week the board of supervisors
have been closing up their work for the
year and Monday the old board adjourn
ed. Tuesday the new board organized
and elected Louis Schwarz of this city
chairman torihe coming year. The new
member from district No. -1. Daniel
Wilson, succeeded Wm. Pollard.
At the meeting Wednesday morning
Chairman 8chwarV. announced the fol
lowing standing committees for the year:
Judiciary Goetz, chairman, Scbure,
Bonds and Bridges Clothrr, chair
man, Smith. Goet7.
Accounts and Expenditures Scbiirc,
chairman, Peterson, Smith.
Claims Peterson, chairman, Goetz,
Supplies and Public Property- Wil
son, chairman, Scbure, Peterson.
County Farm Smith, chairman, Wil
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
The Boys' Sunday meeting next Sun
day will be held at the German Reform
ed church on Eleventh street, and will
be addressed by D. Burr Jones.
Muoh interest is shown in the Boys'
Bible classes, the attendance being
about fifty. The boys are going to take
the international examination, and each
boy who gets 75 or better will receive an
engraved certificate from the interna
At last Sunday's Men's meeting Hon.
Geo. W. Thompson delivered his ad
dress, '-The Trial of Jesus Christ from a
Legal Standpoint." His talk was list
ened toby a large and appreciative aud
ience. Mr. Thompson is a lawyer and
has been in the state senate of his home
Route No. 4.
L. S. Eby moved to a farm near Silver
Dodds Bros, put up ice this week,
getting moat of it from Peter Scbniitl's
Mrs. Napier returned last Saturday
from a two weeks' sojourn with relatives
at Greeley, Ncbr.
Cora and Cylvia Moore left last Sat
urday for a couple of weeks' visit with
their aunt, Mrs. Ed Stickly, at St. Ed
ward. Adam Smith and Lyman and Dan
Bray were using the road grader to clear
the snow from the roads, between Mr.
Smith's and Columbus.
A pretty cold
winter, so far.
Get a Hot Water
Bottle and keep
The Druggist on the Corner
There can be no possible mistake as
the romantic quality of "Grauatark" aa
it will be presented at the North Thea
tre on Friday January 14. It fairly
bubbles over with what the regulation
course of so-called historical navels have
taught us to look upon as the life aad
color of those funny little principalities
of the old world; with their toy generals
and princelings snd their sacred regard
for the doctrine that the King or sover
eign can do no wrong. In "Granatark,"
the halo of the throne is hung above
Yetive, its Princess, who is bound up in
a obain rf conspiracy and inherited war
debt; and who conceives it necessary to
sacrifice herself in accordance with the
traditions of her race. Cupid aad Ores-
fall Lorry, a wealthy American, persuade
her otherwise, and the curtain falls with
the surrender of the Princess to the
sturdy young American in question and
the discarding of contending rivals by
the old reliable death route.
With excellent scenic effects, plenty of
life and color, and some of the best
situations and genuine high class drama
tic action that has been seen in some
time, the five acts of "GrauBtark." prove
Gertrude Perry, an actress of whom
the criticfl have spoken in greatest
praise, in cast for the title role, William
Wagner, as the American hero, Howard
Walsh, his artist friend. L P. Hioks,
makes a wonderful character of the
sturdy old Baron Dangloa?. while Mar
garet North, a most charming young
Miss, as Countess Dagmar. form a cast
that has been highly praised wherever
the company linn appeared.
Following is a list of unclaimed mail
matter remaining in the post office at
Columbus, Nebraska, for the period end
ing January 13. 1910:
Letters Miss Ada Beymon, J A Harp,
M S Laux, Mrs Gus E Newmony 1022
WesSt 5th street. Bert Specs, Mrs Mane
Cards Ernst Aufdnkamp 2, Mrs
Harry Jory, M h Laux 3. Miss Ruth
Parties calling for any of the above
will please say advertised.
Carl Krameb, P. M.
Ferdinand Mueting, Humphrey 25
LndwinaT. Heinen, Hmnprey 21
Peter Slavonski, Tarnov 25
Katherine Olsnvoka. Duncan 17
Anton Placek, Tarnov 25
Regina Pytel, Tarnov 33
John A. Zavadil, Humphrey 24
Lillie J. Karthaue, Humphrey ...'.. 19
Route No. 5.
The sleet and rain of Wednesday made
the already1 icy roads much harder to
The state veterinarian came up from
Lincoln this week 10 inspect Wm. Bou
eer's herd of cattle.
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 $1.85.
' TWO-PIECE SUITS
In two piece garments we have
a splendid line ready for your in
spection and ranging in price
from 50c to $2 50 a garment. Buy
early while th sizes are complete.