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FORTIETH YEAR. NUMBER 47.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1910.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,997.
GET A HOME
of your own.
for sale at
$1,000 and Up
BEGHER, HOCKENBERGER &
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Wheat, new !!
Hogs, top 8 (JO
E MANY YEARS AGO.
J'lles nf the Journal Feb. 28, 1.S77.
North Platte thinks she in going lo Kel
the branch of the U. 1. to the Blnck
Hills, iiml Coznd in not. without hope.
Several Hags were run up in tin city
Saturday morning to signify the joy of
the respective owners of the hunting at
the reporteil counting in of President
Nic Adauiy recently lost, by poisoning
two valuable oxen, the last one dying on
Thursday. Mr. Adauiy did not know
where the poison came from, but some
one has inflicted u serious loss upon him.
Father Ambrose of (Jniney. III., haB
been in the eity several days. There is
a project on foot to establish here a
Franciscan monastery, if a sufficient
amount of funds can be raised for that
purpose. About SM.OIH). it is thought,
will be required, and a considerable
quantity hsu already been subscribed.
y spring, if the prospect is good, they
wish to begin work. After the establish
ment of the monastery, it is proposed to
erect a college and seminary for all de
nominations. Our citizens can readily
see the great business advantages that
may result from the establishment of
Following is a list of unclaimed mail
matter remaining in the post oflice at
Columbus, Nebraska, for the period end
ing February 2.5. l.lo:
Letters .Miss Ksther Allen, 1. Acker
mau, C Davidb'ou, Stiinisluw Doiuiniak,
.lames Finlay, H Haineer, .1 A Uartig,
Mis- Mary Martinson, Mrs Lizzie May,
Mre PTMoMahon.W K Paulding, Ethel
Cards Mrs Frank Hiittn, Peter Frank
linson, Aug Luege.
Parties calling for any of the above
will please say advertised.
Caki. Kkavek, P. M.
POLAND-CHINA BROOD SOW
of -HI head, to be held in Columbus,
Neb., March :., l'.MO, at the Krust A:
ISrnck barn, at 1 o'clock p. m Offering
consists of gilts, fall yearlings, atid also
some tried sows. The big boned and
big-litter kind If interested, write for
Fred Hoss. Silver ('reek
Luura Engel, Duncan
lienjamin M. Oliver, Oedar Kapids.
Virgie Treble. Oedar Kapids
All the latest shades and
Sign Writing a Specially
D. G. KAVANAUGH
Last Wednesday evening when west
bound train No. ') pulled into the station
a Sicilian woman, named Marie Bonana,
who was a passenger left the train and
refused to board it again. The woman
was enronte from New York to West
Berkley, Cat., and became temporarily
insane. She imagined that she was be
yond her destination, and refnsed to pro
ceed further. In the hope that she
would soon be able to resume her jour
ney Agent Brown arranged for quarters
for her at St. Mary's hospital, but she
left that institution at three o'clock in
the morning. She was finally placed in
custody of Sheriff Lachnit, and P. F.
Luschsinger, who speaks the Italian
language, conversed with her sufticient
ly to lind out where she was from and
her destination. Later Sheriff Lachnit
telephoned the Italian vice consul at
Omaha, who instructed him to bring the
woman to that cit, which he did. Go
ing down she had to be put in the harn-
ness used for insane patients, but after
arriving there dfd not want to talk with
her people. The vice codbuI took charge
of the woman and got into communica
tion with her brother at West Berkley,
who said he could not afford to make
the trip to Omaha at present. As she is
in no condition to travel alone, she will
remain in charge of the vice council nntil
there is some way of sending her to her
destination with some one.
After an illness of three months Jos
eph Banish, aged fit! years, died at his
home, southwest of this city, lost Sun
day. Mr. Banish was born in Kohlmark,
Germany, December. 2i. 18W. In 1807
Mr. I'.anish came to America, remaining
two years, and then returning to Ger
many, and a second time crossed the
ocean, in 187, making his permanent
home in America. He was u soldier in
the (ierman-AiiBtrian war. In 18TC, in
this city, he was married to Belle Boro
wiak, and then they went to Leigh,
where they made their home for eight
years. After leaving Leigh they located
four miles east of this city, for four
years, and then moved to ten miles
southwest of Columbus, which has since
been their home. Mr. Banish had been
in poor health for the last eight months.
but not until three months ago that
he was seriously sick. Besides liis wife
Mr. Banish, leaves one daughter, Mary
Lucy, and other relatives in this city.
Funeral services were held Wednesday
morning at lo o'clock at St. Bonaven
tura church in this city.
After an illness of over two years with J
paralysis and spinal trouble. Moritz
Ladenburg died last Thursday evening
at his home in the northeast part of the
city. Mr. Ladenburg wbb born in
Zobingen, Wurtembnrg, Germany, Sep
tember 14, 1KW. In 1SGT. he came to
this country, locating at Chicago, where
he resided for two years, then coming to
Nebraska, living in Dodge and Saunders
counties. In VMi he came to this city,
which has since been his home. He was
married to Miss Caroline Kraus in 1870,
and she died in 181)1. Eleven children
were born to this first union, seven of
whom are still living. In 189.'! he was
married to Anna Uhl, who, with their
three children, reside in this city. The
surviving children are Joseph, Otto,
Arthur, Valentine, and Mrs. H. F. Mai
loy of Morse Bluffs. Elizabeth P., of
Dodge, Mrs Ed Branigan and Misses
Anna, Katherine and Rose of Columbus.
Funeral services were held Monday from
St. Bonaventura churoh, and burial was
in the parish cemetery.
Columbus may yet be counted in as
one of the towns to lie included in the
newel)' organized state baseball league.
President Henry Sievers of Grand Is
land, head of the state league, was in
the city last week and looked over the
ground and took up the base ball pro
ject with some of the leading fans, with
the result that there is a renewed effort
being made to have this city get into the
state league W. L. Uoettcher is one of
the local enthusiasts who is desirous of
seeing Columbus a member of the league
and is devoting considerable time to ac
complish this The towns that have
joined or expect to do so are Hastings.
Grand Island, lied Cloud, Superior, Se
ward, Kearney and Fremont. Central
City has asked for a membership in the
league, but Columbus is a more desir
able place from the view taken by the
state officials. Each town is to put 8500
as a guarantee that their club will finish
the season, so there will not be any va
cant dates after the schedule is prepar
ed. Last Wednesday Frank Janicek, of
Alexis township, Butler county, was
stricken with apoplexy, and died a few
hours later from the stroke. Mr. Jani
cek was born in Austria seventy-four
years ago, and in lSTO moved to Butler
county, which has since been his home,
with the exception of twelve years he
lived in this city. While living in this
city his wife died, in March, 1908, and
he then returned to the old home farm,
and mode his liomejwilhhisson Adolpb.
Four ons. John, Rudolph and Adolpb
of Butler county, and Frank of Polk
county, and three daughters. Mrs. Luch
Kitsch of Butler county, and Mrs.
Minnie Heitner and Mrs. Tena Lang
hammer of Polk county, survive him.
Funeral services were held in this oity
Saturday from the Catholic church, and
burial was in the parish cemetery.
Last Saturday evening the Colnmbus
bowling team defeated the Lincoln
bowlers at the Hagel alley, and tonight,
Wednesday, there is a match between
Fullerton and Columbus.
Dr. Naumann. Dentist 13 St.
Dr. Morrow, office Lueschen building.
People who get results advertise in the
Four room house for rent. Elliott,
Speice & Co.
For Sale A small cash register.
Phillipps a Rudat.
Dr. C.A. Allenbarger, office in new
State Bank building.
Drs. Caratenson & Hyland, Veterinar
ians. Both phones 212.
Dr. W. R. Neumarker. office with Dr.
C. I). Evans, west aide of Park.
For fine watch, clock and jewelry re
pairing, try Carl Froemel, the Eleventh
I. Gluck came up from Omaha last
week to look after his business interests
in Platte county.
Mrs. O. O. Shannon left last week for
Trinidad, Colo , where abe will visit ber
daughter, Mrs. W. B. Kenney.
Found A Highlander pin, gold.
Owner can have same by calling at
Journal office and paying charges.
L. A. Raney of the local poet office,
went to Omaha this week to attend the
meeting of the post office clerks' associa
tion, as a representative from Columbus.
Mrs. Eugene Tiffany, accompanied by
Miss Emma Neumarker left Sunday
evening for Norfolk, were they will be
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will
While scuttling in front of Vogel &
Moschenross' saloon last Saturday R.
II. Miller and a man named Anderson
fell through one of the plate glass win
dows. Henry Sturgeon of Farnam, who had
been to South Omaha with a shipment
of stock, tarried in the oity a few hours
Saturday on his way hone to visit his
sister, Mrs. Will Kauffman.
A law passed' by the last legislature
provides that the annual town meetings
in the various townships shall lie held
on the first Tuesday in March instead
of the first Tuesday in April.
J. M. Curtis arrived in the city Satur
day from the frozen north, and imme
diately took a train for Oedar Rapids,
where Mrs. Curtis has been spending the
winter with his sister, Mrs. Lee Beaty.
The new oven at Poesch's bakery is
completed and ready for use, and it is
the largest and most complete oven in
town. From now on Mr. Poesch will he
in a position to handle his bread trade
in a satisfactory manner, no matter how
large the orders are.
George Faircbild is again an employe
of State Auditor Barton's otHoe. Early
in l'.HK) he held a position as county
treasurer examiner, and continned as
such until August that year. At that
time he was holding the position tem
porarily, but now it is a permanent job
J. B. Curtis & Son of this city have a
contract for grading a 5,000 foot passing
track south of the Union Pacific main
line, and west of the coal schutes. This
track is for east bound freight trains,
and will do away with a great deal nf
the trouble now experienced by having
the crossings in the main part of the
President Karr and secretary Frank
Kersenbrock of the Commercial club,
and Postmaster Kramer attended the
annual banquet of the Central City
Commercial club held Tuesday evening
of this week, at a special invitation from
that body. They represented the Co
lumbus club and were on the program
for short talks.
Shortly after March 1, Sam H. Pray,
one of the popular traveling men who
make this city their headquarters, will
go east to accept a position as manager
of an independent oil company, with
headquarters at Cleveland, O. Mr. Pray
has been traveling representative for the
Standard Oi! company in this territory,
but his new position is a good promotion
with a substantial increase in salary.
Mr. Pray does not like to leave this city,
but feels that bis new position iB one
that he cannot turn down.
Last Thursday Daniel Scbram, execu
tor of the Dora Dietrichs estate, sold
the five properties belonging to the es
tate, at the court house. Louis Schwarz
bought the Eleventh street business pro
perty, east of the Oass furniture store,
paying 81,000 for it. C. C. Hardy bou
ght the improved quarter block north
west of the court house, his bid being
$3,520, and Wm. Baker bought a vacant
lot near his home for $200. The 80 acre
farm near Oconee brought $V7 per acre,
and John Kotlar paid 9151 per acre for
the ten acre tract northwest of this city.
The attraction at the North Theatre
Wed. March 3, is A. G. Delamater and
William Norris, Inc., original Stndebak
er Theatre, Chicago, production of
George Barr McCutcheon's most popular
and best selling novel "Severely" as
dramatized from the novel "Beverly of
Graustark," by Robert M. Baker. In
the play the lines of the book have been
very closely followed by the author, and
the result is an almost perfect dramatiza
tion of a most fascinating story. No ex
pense has been spared by the producers
as to cast or scenic equipment which add
materially in the delightful presentation
of the play.
Four Room House, located with
in 6 blocks of Post Office. Fine
shade and a desirrble location,
ELLIOTT, SPEICE, & CO.
Post Office Block
Dr. W. S. Evans, Union Block.
Drs. Paul and Matzen, Dentists.
Dr. ValUer. Osteopath. Barber block.
Dr. G. A. Ireland, State Bank bldg.
First-class printing clone at the Jour
Dr. Cbas. II. Campliell, oculist and
aurist, 1215 Olive street
George Itiand of Monroe is quite sick
at the home of bis mother in this city.
Ten below zero for Tuesday night was
the record for February, that made all
indications of spring disappear. While
the record for February was not as cold
as other months of this winter, still it
was about the average for the ordinary
Monday night of this week the barn on
the farm occupied by L. A. Hill, north
of Monroe, was entirely destroyed by
fire, together with the contents, which
included six work horses. No one seems
to known what was the cause of the fire, I
as it occurred in the night.
It is reported that John Cover has
traded his property, west of the Journal
office, to C. S. Boston or Cambridge.
Neb , the consideration being some land
near Cambridge and' also some cash. It
is understood that Mr. Easton contem
plates returning to this city and engag
ing in business.
Tuesday evening the thirty-sixth an
nual masquerade ball of the Pioneer
Hook and Ladder company was held at
the Orpheus hall, and in spite of the
severe weather the attendance was very
good. Prizes for the best costume were
awarded to Tony Borowiak and the
ladies prize to Mrs. Ashton.
Thursday, tomorrow, evening the rep
resentatives from the various towns on
the Union Pacific branches will meet in
this city to discuss the changing of the
railroad time tables on these lines. So
far Secretary Kersenbrock has only bad
replies from one or two towns, but there
will no doubt tie representatives from
others who did not reply to the secret arys
While repairing the air drum on pass
enger engine No. Sin. that pulls the
Norfolk passenger. Machinist Gus Olson
bad his leg broken in two places, and
the flesh on his limb badly lacerated by
the drum exploding. He had just fin
ished some repairs on the drum and had
pumped up the air to test it, when the
explosion occurred. Olson was blown
into the air and fell from the engine to
the track. As soon as possible after the
accident, he was taken to St. Mary's
hospital and the attending physicians
have every hope of saving the injured
2M Acre Farm for Rent.
100 acres under cultivation, balance in
pasture. Write or inquire nf the under
signed, who is at home Sunday only.
Hf.nhv LunKF.n, Columbus, Neb.
Several cars of Early Ohio potatoes,
for which we will pay the highest mar
ket price. Same must le true to name
and free from scab.
Easton & Bennett.
is alone good enough for our custo
mers. We have been in this business
in Columbus for many years and have
learned by experience many points in
the coal trade which makes it possible
for us to serve you better cheaper and
more satisfactory than anybody else.
SPECIAL PRICES NOW
L. W. WEAVE! t SON
HARNESS AND COAL
Judges and Clerks for Special Bond
The following judges and clerks of
election were appointed by the city
council last Friday night for the special
bond election for the city hall and water
works extension, to be held next Tues
day, March 1.
First ward Judges, II. P. Coolidge,
Otto Hener, M. O. Calm Clerks, C. K.
Second Ward Judges, Joe Gntzmer,
Chan Micek, L U. Ixivy. Clerks. W.
Knrth, Isaac Brock.
ThirdJUTard- -Judges, V. W. Freeman,
II. H. Dickinson, Fred Druiiimond.
Clerks, J. U. Meagher, Wallie Novell.
Fourth Ward Judges. Jonas Welch,
Arnold Oehlrich, J. A. Turner. Clerks,
J. 1. Stires, Thomas Boyd.
Route No. 1.
Lot of cold weather, but the roads are
Ernest Rhodehorst haB put a new hay
fork in hisJiarn.
B. Melligar moved from the Swank
farm to M. Itruggcr'a farm, east of town.
Tony Ilegggler ban had the steam saw
mill at 'the farm, sawing up a supply of
wood for snmmer.
Route No. 3.
Mr. and Mr.. Augual Woodrich will
leave Wednesday of this week for their
future home in Benton Harbor, Mich.
Wm. Snyder and family of Syracuse,
Neb., arrived last week and will occupy
the Wm. Mason farm the coming year.
Mrs. A. L. Butler went to Omaha last
Saturday to visit her mother and bro
ther. Her brother has been n patient at
one of the hospitals in that city.
Route No. 5.
Luratier for the planking of the Platte
bridge has leen delayed in shipping and
at present there is not much doing on
the work. They should hunt up the
missing material and get the structure
completed so as to do away with the pre
A short time ago one of the state ve
terinarians condemned about one-half of
the herd of cattle lielonging to Wm.
Houaer. saying they were alllicted with
tuberculosis. A few days ago Henry
Houser, who lives across the road from
his brother, advertised a sale, but he
was not allowed to dispose his cattle un
til the state authorities had determined
as to whether or not they were alllicted
with the disease.
Route No. 4.
Mrs. Ludwig Ebner left last week for
a visit at West Point.
Mrs. Lyman Bray returned last week
from Lincoln, where she has been for
two months taking care of her mother.
The voting folks nf the neighborhood
gathered at the home of Will Moore last
Saturday nightand gave themii farewell
surprise party, before they move to their
new home, northeast of Genoa.
Cbas Heed of Syracuse, Neb., who has
rented a farm of O. H. Sheldon & Son,
arrived last Friday with his family and
is staying with Frank Sepan until he
can get possession of the farm on March
Mrs. Dineen, who has !een sick for
the last two weeks, was able to lie up
for the fust time Sunday. Her two
daughters were confined to the house
last week, and unable to teach their
schools last Friday.
Geo. Barr McCutcheon's "Beverely"
All of the delightful characters in
George Barr McCutcheon's charming
story "Beverly of Graustark" have been
retained in the play, and the many pic
turesque scenes have been faithfully re
produced by the scenic artists. "Bever
ly" has received the unanimous endorse
ment of the dramatic critics of Chicago.
Cincinnati, Buffalo and Pittsburg, and
is now earoute to Broadway, New York,
for an extended engagement. The com
pany will open at the North Theatre
Wed. March 2nd.
To the Citizens of the City of Co
Council Chambeb, Feb. 18, 1910.
It has come to our attention that at a
meeting held in the city during the past
week the mayor and council were sub
jected to some criticism for the action
they have taken in submitting the pro
position to build a city hall and that a
resolution was introduced and adopted
declaring against said proposition. In
view of this, and without in any way
seeking to influence the voteon this pro
position one way or the other, we take
this means of placing lefore the people
of the city the situation in which the
council found itself and the difficulties
contended with in this connection.
To begin with, all seem to be agreed
that a City Hall should lie bnifc. Our
city has reached a stage where the city
administration and the several depart
ments should have a permanent and
creditable adminstrntion building. Our
present quarters are inadequate for the
use of our fire department in holding
their meetings and offer no facilities for
the proper care of the city's records.
The Water Commissioner is in need of
headquarters and, in addition to this, it
was necessary that provision be made
for a city jail, and that at once. But on
this point there is little difference of
opinion everyone concedes that a city
the size of Columbus and as prosperous
and energetic as we boast ourselves to
be, should have a city ball. The trouble
all arises on two points the cost of the
bnilding and the location.
Before passing the ordinance in ques
tion and submitting the question to the
voters, members of the city council vis
ited several neighboring ritiee in which
buildings nf this character have recent
ly been erected, inspected them and as
certained their cost. In addition to this,
Architect Wurdeman was consulted, and
he has prepared plans and drawings of
a building which, in the opinion of the
members, was not only well suited to
needs, but which would be a credit and
an ornament to me city, rromine in
formation gained in tins way, we were
satisfied that a creditable City Hall
could be built for the sum of $15,000, and
we have given you our best opinion and
judgement in the proposition submitted.
On the question of a location we have
had our greatest difficulty. It was not
a question of North or South with us
ami it should not be with the voters
when tt-ey come tndrcide the question
Some think we should have procured a
site closer to the business district. We
could not even secure an offer on a lot
more central than the one selected at any
price. There wasn't an owner of pro
lerty in the business section who would
put a price upon his property. Several
of our meml-ers put in the greater part
of a week working on this precise ques
tion and were unable to do nnything
more than we have done. No business
house wants a jail next door, nor does
any business man want a piece of dead
property next to his and that is what a
building of this character would be.
From a business standpoint it is dead.
We want the voters to give the matter
of site as close consideration as we have.
In the first place it is but little farther
from the center of town than our pre
sent quarters. For the purposes of the
Fire and Police Departments it could
not be bettered and its convenience for
the water commissioner is apparent.
Our bond issue is not half what it would
have to be were the City Hall built on
the high priced property in the heart of
the business section and if the voters
will take occasion to examine the plans
and sketches prepared by the architect,
we think they will conclude with us,
that the bnilding proposed will le a
thing of which our people can be justly
We regret that this communication
has been made necessary, but deem it on
ly fair to the people we have been select
ed to represent to give them the facts
leading up to the submission of this pro
position. Louis Held. Mayor,
J. L. BltUNKRN,
A. W. Clark,
C F. Elias,
Sam Gass, Jit.,
L. A. Lachnit,
S. J. Ryan.
G. E. Vii.lahi,
Gro. H. Win-slow.
The Congregational church offers the
following services for next Sunday:
Snnday school 0:15 a. m.: worship 11 a.
ni.; Y. i P. S. O. E. G:30 p. m.; evening
worship 7:. In the morning the pastor
will speak from the subject "Personal
Salvation." Of the evening the follow
ing program will be rendered:
For Jehovah I am Waiting
Faith is the Victory
Solo (selected) Mrs Milton Bower
Waiting at the Door
Pleasure ami Christian Character
Draw Me Nearer -Choir
Anthem O Beet in The Lord Choir
William L. Dip.blr, Pastor.
We have a limited number of Ben
Davis and Genetins. all resorted, for sale
cheap. Second door north of First
National bank. Easton t Bennett.
Do away with the scrub
brush and bucket
Transparent Waxed Oil
Grease will not spoil it.
No dust in sweeping.
Is not expensive and saves
POLLOCK & CO.
The Druggist on the Corner
Frank Alt, a resident of Alexis town
ship, Butler county, since 1877. died last
Friday, aged 7:t years. Mr. Alt was
born in Austria, January :t, 1K17. He
was married in the land of bis birth in
1857, and came to America twenty years
later, settling in Nebraska and Butler
county, which has since been his home,
and he diet! on the homestead he took in
the early days. Besides his wife there
are seven children. Joseph, Herman,
John and Ferdinand Alt. and Mrs. Anna
SeliergiT. Aire. Francis Maylierger, Mrs.
Augusta Zweiner Funeral services
were held Monday in St. Joseph's church
being conducted by Father Hoffman of
Bel I wood.
Frederic Thompson's "Polly of the
Circus," which comee to the North
Theatre soon is one of the biireeat at
tractions on the road and carries a
car of horseK and the largest scenic pro
duction that has ever been at the North
in a good many years. Fay Wallace
plays the title part in "Polly of the Cir
cus." Mr. Thompson, who built the
huge Hippodrome and is the owner of
the greatest amusement park in the
world today. Luna Park, Coney Island,
New York City, has spared no expense
in showing thin play on the road exactly
as it was been at the Liberty Theatre,
Nov.- York Oity, where; it piayeur.ve. on,
Wednesday the February term of dis
trict court for Platte county convened
with Judge Tliotuns on the Iiench. Al
though there are a numlier of criminal
cases on the docket, it is quite probable
that none will be tried at this term.
The case or the state ni;ainst Marinus
Anderson of Lindsay, charged with in
cest, will at least go over nntil the next
term and may lie dismissed at this term
as the complaining witness, his daughter,
cannot be found. The first civil case on
the docket to le tried is that of Joseph
Zuroski against the Union Pacific rail
road. Last snmmer, while standing on
the North street crossing one evening,
Zuroski was struck by a west bound
train nntl thrown over against the fence
around the park. While there were no
bones broken, he was severely shakes
up, and is now suing the company for
damages. The term promises to lie a
Last weekj the Y. M. C. A. Business
Men's ns-ociation passed resolutions
against the proposed city hall bonds
which will be voted for on Tuesday, and
the firemen of the city have now taken
up the fight on lielialTof the proposition.
At a meeting of the firemen held pre
vious the sentiment was unanimous in
favor of the eity hall, and several strong
talks were made in behalf of it. The
firemen are interested in the proposed
city hall aB it will provide ii permanent
home for the department, and also a fire
house worthy of the city, and reeling
this way, they propose to get out and
work for the lionds. Practically the
whole department, lo a man, is in favor
of the new city hall, and they feel that
the success of the bonds is due them,
and Columbus has a fire department
that they can well be proud of, the
record of losses by fire since the estab
lishment of the department being less
than any other city of the same size in
We have the agency for the
famous Munsing Underwear, the
beet popular priced Union Suits
on the market. Prices in men's
from 81.60 to 84.511. Pricea in
lMys' from 50c, 75c, 81 and $1.25.
In two piece garments we have
a tqiletmid line reudy for your in
spection and ranging in price
from 5l)o to $2 50 a garment. Buy
early while the sizee are complete.