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FORTIETH YEAR. NUMBER 46.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1910.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,996.
GET A HOME
of your own.
for sale at
$1,000 and Up
BEGHER, HOCKENBERGER &
E MANY YEARS AGO.
Files of the Jouruiil February ill, 18T7.
On Friday last Mr. David Anderson
shipped a cnr load of fat hogB to Omaha.
The packers, ho says, are demoralized.
Chicago is estimated to now have in
Btore and on hands, sixteen acres of pork
sixteen feet deep.
One of onr country subscribers telle us
of a trick played by a tramp lately. He
stopped in the absence of the "man of
the house," asked for hay enough to feed
his pony, and then for something to eat
for himself, which was given, and when
the man of the house returned he found
that the tramp had stolen one of his best
halters. Such is the way of the "tramp."
We learn that John Huber and family
ure to return to their place, the Farmer's
Home, this week. It is so located, six
milea west of the city, as to be u very
convenient place for many or the irp ,-
country people who cannot reach the
city in a day's journey, and nlso for
those who can make the city and that
far back. Mr. ami Mrs Huber know
well how to entertain their guests, and
we have no doubt they will, as formerly,
have a large patronage.
At the ripe age of eighty-four years
C. irles Wake, for over forty years a
resident of this city, passed away at his
home in southeast Columbus last Sat
urday afternoon. Mr. Wake was born
in Rugby, England, March 1G, 182G.
After growing to manhood he crossed
the ocean and finally settled in Alton,
111., where in 18G0 he married Miss
Shefford. In 18GI they came to Omaha,
where they remained a year, going from
there to Salt Lake City. Here they
made their home for almost eight years,
and when, in 18G8, they started east
again, were compelled to make the trip
of one hundred miles overland, in order
to board the train on the then partly
finished Union Pacific railroad. Re
turning to Colnmbna the same year
this city lias since been the family home.
For some time Mr. Wake was deputy
sheriff and also held other positions.
He was ulso one of the pioneer members
of Engine Company No 1 of the Colum
bus fire department, serving in that or
ganization for ten years. Ever since
the return of the family to this city they
have lived in the family home on east
Sixth street. He3ides his aged wire Mr.
Wake leaves three eons, Chas. W. of St
Edward, Frank W., postmpster at Ge
noa, and Thomas U. of Seward, who is
engaged in the baking business. Two
daughters, Mrs. J. Q. Becher and Mrs.
O. A. Allenberger, are both residents of
this city. Funeral services were held
from the home Monday afternoon, be
ing conducted by Rev. Dibble, pastor
of the Congregational church, and hnrial
was in Columbus cemetery.
The Congregational nlmrch offers the
following services net Sunday: Sun
day school H-Ti a. in . worship 11 a. m.;
Y. 1. S C. K ::;() p. m.: evening wor
ship 7:U). The pastor will speak in the
morning from the subject "Jesus and
Man's Largest Life " Of the evening
the following program will be rendered:
Solo -Abide With Me- Mrs. Hoyle
Life anil the Strait Gait -Pastor
Duet I will Lift Up Mine Eyes
Messrs. Swnin and Whitmoyer
Announcements and offertory
Wilmam L. Dntiu-K. Pastor.
POLAND-CHINA BROOD SOW
of 40 bead, to be held in Columbus,
Neb., March 3, l'.UO. at the Ernst &
Brock barn, at 1 o'clock p. m. Offering
consist? of gilts, fall yearlings, and also
some tried sows. The big boned and
If interested, write for
Already there has been considerable
headway made in the securing a change
in the Spalding passenger, recently
agitated by the commercial club. Sup
erintendent Ware was in the city last
Thursday and while here held a confer
ence with a committee appointed by the
club. The sitnation was discussed and
the superintendent said the company
wished to arrange the schedules to ac
commodate the greatest number of peo
ple who were interested. After the con
ference Secretary Kersenbrock was in
structed to prepare a letter, to be sent to
all the towns along the Spalding and
Albion branches, asking them to send
delegates to this city on February 24, to
discuss the matter of the change with
the railroad officials. The letter, which
was sent out this week, takes up the
question from all points of view, stating
that the citizens of Albion have asked
something along this same line, aucf that ,
it Is but fair that all towns affected by
the change should be considered. At
this meeting the officials will hear all
complaints and recommendations, and if
possible, provide a schedule for the
trains that will be satisfactory to the
greatest number. This conference will,
in nil probability, result in a belter train
service and the towns should send dele
gates to the meeting of February 24, so
that all eides of the case will be fully
Monday morning of this week the
Union Pacific placed in service their new
double track bridge across the Loupe
river, west of this city. All winter work
on the structure has been pushed so that
it would be completed before the ice
broke up in the river, and this, together
with favorublc weather, enabled them to
accomplish their end. All the false
work and temporary track under the
bridge has als? been removed, and every
thing is ready for a clear passage for
the ice. This bridge is the most im
portant and largest structure on the Un
ion Pacific lines in this state, and it is
estimated that the total cost will be
about $500,000. Work was commenced
on it nearly three years ago, and since
that time there have been us many aa
one hundred and fifty workmen employ
ed on it at one time. During the panic
in 1907 the work was temporarily stop
ped, only a few men being employed,
but with the completion of the doable
track east and west of this city, it was
again resumed and pushed to completion.
The six operators, three at each end of
the bridge, have been relieved and now
trains do not stop. About a month or
six weeks time will be required to com
plete the structure, as there is riveting
Hnd other work to be done, bat this will
not interfere in the least with traffic.
All the latest shades and
Sign Writing a Specially
D. G. KAVANAUGH
'St. Elmo" dramatized from the novel
of that name, is one of the brand new
offerings of the theatrical season. With
exceeding care. Miss Grace Hayward,
who gave "Graustark" to the stage, has
transformed Agnsta Evans-Wilson's
powerful novel into a touching play.
Her deft treatment of the dramatic inci
dents with which the book is filled to
the brim ba6 made it possible to visua
lize the characters in a way that will de
light every theater goer. It is to be pre
sented here by a company of ability
Wednesday evening Feb. 23. A cordial re
ception is assured for the reason that
the book itself retains to a large degree
its great popularity. It will interest
theater-goers to know that the first pre
sentation of "St. Elmo" was made by
Miss Hayward herself in Lincoln. Nebr ,
a few weeks ago. It was received with
warm praise, and. in fact, every expect,
ation of the dramatist and producer was
Dr. Naumann. Dentist 13 St
Dr. Morrow, office Lueschen building.
Four room boose for rent. Elliott,
Speice & Co.
For Sale A email cash register.
Dr. C.A. Allenburger, office in new
State Bank building.
Dre. Carstenson & Hyland, Veterinar
ians. Both phones 212.
See the Oolmnbus Hide Co, before you
sell your iron and junk.
Valentines from one cent to $3 .Ho at
the Purity Drug Store.
Dr. W. R. Neumarker. office with Dr.
C. D. Evana, west eide of Park.
A large line of valentines and post
cards at the Purity Drug Store.
For line watch, clock and jewelry re
pairing, try Carl Froemel, the Eleventh
Miss Mazie Magill returned to Monroe
Tuesday after a few days visit with re
latives and friends.
It pays to Bell your bides where you
can get the most money from them. See
Columbus Hide Co.
Found A Highlander pin, gold.
Owner can have same by calling at
Journal office and paying charges.
Miss Hattie King left Tuesday evening
for Chicago where she will enter one of
the millinery departments. Misa Hattie
expects to return home in June.
Miss Madge Cashing, who has been
the guest of Columbus friends and rela
tives for some time, left last Monday
for her home in Wenatchee, Wash.
A. Dussell & Son have erected a tern
ary building in the rear of their new lo
cation on Thirteenth street, until they
complete their new brick store rooms.
A. M. Jones and E. B. Feaster return
ed last week from the Chicago automo
bile show. They were accompanied by
their wives, who had been visiting in
Weighing of the mail carried by the
railroads was begun Tuesday of this
week, and there will be two weighers
who will make this city their head
quarters. The vacancy in the teaching force of
the city schools, caused by the resigna
tion of Miss Estella Boss, has been filled
by tbe eVsotion of Mrs. Grace Smith
Hoyt of New York.
Misses Bertha Glur, district 37, and
Elsie Jaeggi, district lG, held a box so
cial last Saturday evening at tbe school
house in district 37. The amount of
money realized was $52.07.
During the last week.but one marriage
license was issued by County Judge
Ratterman, to August Woodrich of Ben
ton Harbor, Mich., and Miss Mary
Borchera of north of this city.
C. N. Cisco and Mr. Jones of Omaha
who are connected with the engineering
department of the Union Pacific, were
in the city Sunday, looking over the
new bridge, iney were accompanieu
by their wives.
The nine months old infant of Mr.
and Mrs. John Perog of south Columbus
died Sunday, after a lingering illness,
and was buried Monday, the funeral be
ing held from the Catholic church and
burial was in tbe parish cemetery.
Rev. William L. Dibble goes to Lin
coln Thursday to attend a meeting of
the business committee of the Congrega
tional churches of the state. He will in
cidentally act as a delegate of tbe Y. M.
O. A. and attend tbe banquet Thursday
G. J. Hagel returned from Omaha last
Wedesday evening, accompanied by his
wife, who had undergone another opera
tion for the injury of her hip. This last
operation was very successful and the
physician says she will be able to walk
without the aid of crutches within two
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. McKinnie, former
ly of Loup City, Neb., are in the city
visiting friends and relatives, being en
tertained at tbe home of Mrs. E. H.
Jenkins. They departed this afternoon
for Missouri to look over some of the
country near St. Louis, with a view of
Work on the reconstruction of the
Platte river wagon bridge, south of this
city, is progressing rapidly. Already
the three steel spans are in position and
will soon be completed. This is tbe
heaviest part of the work, the rest can
be completed, provided there is no delay
and the weather is favorable, in about
. Four Room House, located with
in 6 blocks of Post Office. Fine
shade and a desirrble location,
ELLIOTT, SPEICE Sl CO.
Post Office Block Columbus, Neb.
Dr. W. S. Evans, Union Block.
Drs. Paul and Matzen, Dentists.
Dr. Vallier, Osteopath. Barber block.
Dr. G. A. Ireland. State Bank bldg.
First-clasa printing done at tbe Jour
Dr. Chaa. H. Campbell, oculist and
auriet, 1215 Olive street.
Crushed rock salt for hides, and for
stock. Columbus Hide Co.
Post cards for St. Valentines day and
Easter. Purity Drug Store.
Among those who attended the hard
ware dealers's convention in Lincoln last
week were Will Krumland and Will
Bagatz of this city.
Postmaster Wake of Genoa, C. W.
Wake of St. Edward and T. H. Wake of
Seward were in the city this week to
attend the funeral of their father.
While Edgar Howard of the Telegram
was in Lincoln Tuesday a telegram was
received here for him, telling of the
death of his aged mother at Enid, Okla.
The message was forwarded to Mr. How
ard who left at once for the south, to
accompany the body to Glenwood, la.,
While the three degrees below zero
tbe coldest registered by tbe ther
mometer Tuesday and Wednesday, the
high wind made the cold as piercing as
any time dnring the winter. Tbe fall
from the high temperature of the first of
tbe week also bad its effects, and tbe
contrast made the cold felt much more
than had it been steady.
Gospel services are being conducted
at tbe Baptist church each evening this
week, except Saturday, and will con
tinue over next Sunday. Rev. C. H.
Bancroft, of Lincoln, pastor-at-large un
der the Nebraska Baptist State conven
tion, is here seeking to prepare the way
for tbe coming of a resident pastor. A
cordial invitation ia extended for all
R. L. Rossi ter came up from Omaha
the first of the week to look after some
business matters, preparatory to making
the metropolis his permanent home.
Mr. Roeeiter's removal from this county
creats a vacancy on the soldiers' relief
committee, of whiob be has long been
an active member, and at the next meet
ing of tbe county board his successor
will be selected by that body.
Remember the mask ball to be given
by the Hookies on Feb. 23d. This will
be a big event and you should not miss
seeing it, whether you dance or not.
F. N. Smith, who has been employed
at tbe Friedbof & Co. store for the last
year, goes to South Omaha, where he
will do window trimming and card writ
ing for John Flynn & Co. Mr. Smith
has been studying card writing and win
dow trimming and is becoming quite
On January 5 Misa Lillian Helford of
this city, who now has a position as
stenographer in Lincoln, fell on an icy
sidewalk in that city and injured her
wrist. At tlrst the injury was treated
for a sprain, but as it did not improve,
a closer examination was made, which
disclosed the fact that pome of tbe bones
of the wrist were broken. As n result of
tbe fracture, which had partially healed.
had to ha broken asain. and Miss Bel-
ford came home last week to remain un
til the injured member is entirely healed.
Last week Sheriff Her of Central City
came up with a warrant for the arrest
of F. P. Williams and his son of the
Columbus Hide Co., charging them
with stealing hides from a Silver Creek
butcher. Sheriff Lach nit placed them
uuder arrest and turned them over to
the Merrick county officer, and they
were taken to Central City for trial and
fined $25 and costs. Thursday afternoon
of the same week Sheriff Lacbnit took
charge of the hide honse under a writ of
attachment issued by Police Judge
O'Brien, John Cover, the owner of the
building, making the complaint and
claiming they owe him $175 for rent.
"St. Elmo" on the stage! The long
anticipated play, from tbe novel of that
name, has come at last. A special com
pany has been organized, following a de
lightful production by tbe playwright.
Miss Grace Hayward. and "St. Elmo"
will be taken on a tour, every day or
which, it is freely predicted, will prove
a success. "St. Elmo" has held its own
with fiction readers in a day when twen
ty novels are written to one of its own
time. It is a dramatic story, lending
itself quickly to adaptation to the stage.
The book itself his the endorsement of
two l'Anerations. and traditions on tbe
stage wilHe sadly upset if the play does
not command quite as widespread at
tention. This interesting attraction has
been booked for the North theatre,
Wednesday Feb. 2.1.
Division Encampment of the Sons of
Tuesday and Wednesday of this week
the twenty-sixth annual encampment of
the Nebraska division, Sons of Veterans,
is being held in this city, representatives
from Loup City, Fremont and Wiener
being present. Tuesday morning and
afternoon was devoted to routine busi
ness, and an evening session was held
Tuesday, at which a number of the mem
bers of the local camp were present, in
addition to the delegates. After the even
ing session an oyster supper was kiyi-u
by the local camp to the delegates to the
Wednesday morning the second ses
sion or tne encampment was ueui wiu
officers chosen for the eusuing year as
H. B. Reed, division commander. Co
lumbus. H. W. Rogers, senior vice commander,
G. A. Eberly, junior vice commander,
C. E. Devlin, division secretary, Co
umbus. E. P. Dussell, division treasurer. Co
lumbus. A. H. Rawit'er, division counsellor,
Rev. L. R. DeWolf, division chaplain.
Henry Weetbrook, division inspector,
D. Burr Jones, Patintie Instructor ,
Division Council -B. J. Galley, Col
lumbus; James McBeth. Loup City; Geo.
F. Wolz, Fremont.
Reports of the various otrlcera of the
division show that there has been an
awakening in the Nebraska division
of the Sons of Veterans, hs there has
been an increase in membership, .tince
the last encampment, of over one liund
red per cent.
Among those who were present nt tbe
encampment were James Mo Both "of
Loup City and U. W. RogerH of Fre
mont, two standbys of the division,
without whom no encampment would
The location of the thirty-seventh an
nual encampment was not decided on,
but tbe division council was vested with
power to Beleot.the place and date.
Do away with the scrub
brush and bucket
Transparent Waxed Oil
Grease will hot spoil it.
No dust in sweeping.
Is not expensive and saves
POLLOCK & CO.
The Druggist on the Corner
Columbus and Lincoln bowling teams
will bowl a match game on the Hagel
alleys next Saturday night, February 19.
Manager Hagel has arranged for tbe
Columbus City band to furnish music
for the evening. The Lincoln team is
one of the fast teams of the state, and
Columbus has also been making a very
good showing of late, so tbe bowling
fans can look for a close game.
Several cars of Early Ohio potatoes,
for which we will pay the highest mar
ket price. Same must be true to name
and free from scab.
Easton & Bennett.
Saturday evening tbe Sons of Veter
ans observed Lincoln's birthday, which
also designated as Union defend-
As Becher, Hockenberger fc Chambers
intend to erect a new office building dur
ing the coming year, Win. Poescb, who
bad his bake oven located on property
belonging to the real estate firm, has
been movine to the rear of his present
1 1 building and enlarging the bakery.
Thomas Wright, who has been em
ployed on the railroad bridge west of tbe
city, accumulated a jag last Saturday
and proceeded to raise a disturbance at
the Union Pacific depot. He would not
listen to the employes, who called chief
of Police Schack, and he was taken be
fore Police Judge O'Brien, who assessed
him $5 and costs for his fun.
But one change in the ownership of
Columbus saloons for council municipal
year, is in prospect. On account of
continued ill health James Nevili is com
pelled to retire from business and will
devote his entire time to his farm inter
ests. Lester Gates, of Silver Greek, has
been employed by Mr. Nevils for tbe last
few months, will probably make applica
tion for a license at tbe Nevils place.
Now is the time to think
of buying your Spring
Harness. They are cheap
er than ever.
Did you ever stop to
think that it only takes 30
to 35 bushels of wheat and
0 to 65 bushels of corn to
buy a good set of Harness?
A few years ago it would take
three times as muoh to buy the
same kind of harness.
Don't think that Harness are
high. They are cheaper than
anything, considering farm val
ues, and especially so, if yon
L. W. WEAVER c SON
er's Day, at their hall. As guests or tbe
order were the Grand Army and Spanish
American war veterans, with their fam
ilies. After listening to au interesting
nrnvram a luncheon was served. About
eighty were present at tbe occasion and
a very pleasant evening was passed.
During tbe last year Union Camp, Sons
of Veterans, has been gaining in member
ship, anil more applications were receiv
ed last Saturday evening. The boys
are endeavoring to secure a good per
cent of those eligible to membership in
tbe order, which, while it perpetuates
the memory of those who preserved tbe
union in the dark days of 1861-65, also
teaches patriotism and loyalty to tbe
Mr. and Mrs. Burt P. McKinnie, who
will be heard in concert in our city next
Monday night, Feb. 21st, under the aus
pices or the First M. E. church are not
strangers to our many music lovers and
they shonld be greeted with a crowded
bouse Mrs. McKinnie, formerly Tekla
Farm, was leading soprano with that
greatest of all contraltos, Mme. Schu-mann-Heink,
and both Mr. and Mrs.
McKinnie spent a rew years with Sava
ge's English Grand Opera Company or
New York. Mrs. McKinnie, though or
Swedish parentage, speaks fluently and
sings in German. French, Swedish as
well as English and will doubtless have
several numbers on tbe program in
German. They come here from De
troit, Chicago, northern Michigan, Min
nesota and Wisconsin, where they have
heen most successful in concert work.
Mr. and Mrs, McKinnie expect to spend
a few days in our city visiting friends
and relatives and while here will be
entertained at tbe home'of their aunt.
Mm E. H. Jenkins.
ThiB year the date or the Farmers In
stitute will le held Friday and Saturday,
March 4 and 5. The place of meeting
will be the Bhiue & lajt yec , at th V.
M. C. A. building, the same hnving
been tendered tbe institute people for
the occasion. Carl Rohde is president
and Albert Stenger secretary of the lo
cal organization, and together with the
committee will have charge of the meet
ing. Following is the program for the
1 :30. Conserving and Increasing the
Fertility of the Soil
2:30. The Draft Horse for the Farm
and Market B. F. Kingsley
7::H). A Royal American
H:'.U). Economy in the Care of Farm
Animals Mr. Limit
11:110. How to Select u Good Duiry
Cow Prof. John Bower
1:30. Suggestions to Cooks About
Cooking, with Cooking Dem
onstrations Gertrude Rowan
2:30. The Silo. How to Ituiltl It,
Fill It, Use It Mr. Bower
7:30. The Vocation for Women
8 JO. Sanitation in thwvjareof Milk
and Its Products Mr. Bower
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
AA average of sixty boys attend tbe
bible study each week.
The treasurer's report whiob was sub
mitted to the board of directors Mon
day evening, showed net resources of
The business men's Bible class, whiob
now has tin attendance of twenty
Bye, held their weekly luncheon Monday
evening. ( )ne of the features was the
vntentino supper and menu.
A special Lincoln Service took the
plaeo of the Men's and Boys' meetings
last Sunday afternoon. Tbe meeting
was opened by a song service conducted
by Mr. J. E. Erskin, and a solo by Mrs.
i'athbnrn whose voice ia always enjoyed
by Columbus people. Colonel Wait
mover presided, introducing Mr. W. A.
McAllister who in the course of his ad
dress on Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
gave some very interesting sketches of
that great man's early life and political
career. After an inspiring duet by
Messers Erskm and Raymond, Colonel
Whitmoyer introduced Rev. Bancroft
whose subject was "Lincoln tbe Chris
tian." After singing "My Country Tk
of Thee," benediction was pronounced
by Rev. Bancroft.
The Thirtieth Annual Convention of
tho Y..rr.c Men's Christian Associations .
of Nebraska will convene Feb. 17-20 at
Wesleyan University. University Place.
The program has been printed for some
time. The arruy of speakers and leaders
undoubtedly insures the strongest con
vention Nebraska has ever had. Among
the speakers and leaders will be Howard
Agnew Johnson of Colorado Springs;
Chancellor W. J. Dayidsdb, Wesleyaa
University; Chancellor W. P. Aylsworth
of Cotner University; Chancellor Sam
uel Avery of Lincoln State University;
F. A. Hanson, Dea Moines, la.; J. N.
Banks, State Secretary. Mo., V. J. Hill,
Lincoln; George T. Honser, St. Louis;
Robert Weidecsall. North American
Senior Secretary of the International
Committee These are only a few of the
strong men who urn to lead the confer
ence. There will be several delegates
from the loc.il Association to tbe Con
vention but the list is still incomplete.
Route No. I.
Wm. Johannes moved into Columbus
Joe Schumacher moved from Route 1
to Platte- Center last Thursday.
Mr.- nnd Mrs. Craig Turner returned
last Saturday from their wedding trip.
having visited Chicago nnd other points
in the east.
It is quite likely that another import
ant question will be discussed by the
Commercial club at the meeting on Feb
ruary 24, when the change of the time of
the passenger train on the Spalding
branch is to be considered. At that
time tbe railroad officials will be pres
ent, anil the matter of navinsr will be
taken tin. not only that around the de
pot, but of some or the business streets.
It is understood that tbe Union Pacific
will pave around tbe depot as soon as
the weather permits, and in connection
with theCommercial club propose to use
their energies toward inducirg the city
and property owners in tbe business dis
trict to make a commendable start in
paving during 1910. Thirteenth, Elev
enth, and Twelfth streets, are the ones
they expect to start the paving on, if
possible, and probably Olive and North
streets. A few blocks of paving in the
heart of the city would be a good start
and eventually mean that Columbus
would have as much of paved street-, as
other cities in tbe state of tbe same size.
Parties interested in paving have been
here and looked over tbe ground and
will be in a position to submit estimate?,
should tbe property owners desire to do
2A4) Acre Farm for Rent.
100 acres under cultivation, balance ia
pnstnre. Write or inquire or tbe under
signed, who is at home Sunday only.
IIknuy Luokek, Columbus, Neb.
We have u limited number of Bea
Davis nnd Genetine. all resorted, for sale
cheap. Second door north of First
National bank. Easton & Bennett.
Preparations for the thirty-sixth an
nual ball, which will tie given Tuesday
evening, February 22. by the Pioneer
Hook and Ladder Co. are well under
way, and tbe boys anticipate a good time.
This masquerade ball which has been
held annually for the last thirty-live
years, is tbe event or tbe year for their
organization, and has always been an
enjoyable event, and this year will be no
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 splendid line ready for yonr in
spection and ranging in price
from 50c to 82 50 a garment. Buy
early while the- sizes are complete.