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FORTIETH YEAR. NUMBER 48.
GET A NOME
of your own.
for sale at
$1,000 and Up
BECHER, HOCKENBERGER &
W heat, new
I MANY YEARS AGO.
Kilos of Tlif Jonriuil, March 7. 1877.
Ktigene Bacon of Hun rot precinct ifl
erecting h new frume dwelling. Om; by
one the riml lioiiHes are disappearing in
Married, March 1. 1K77, at the resi
dence or the bride's father, Mr. F.
(leorge, Sr of Clarksville, Neb.. Dr. 1.
T. Martyn of Chicago, HI., ami Miss
SiiHio L. George.
sii-vumi trtHinu ilunnc the post week
have passed through this city destined
for the Mack Hi'.l.s. The usual makeup
is from six to eight heavy mules drawing
one large wugon.
J. II. Watts recently made a trip to
Sidney, Neb. He thinks the town is at
present, considerably overrated. Me
chanics are working for their board,
and living in holes in the ground.
O. K. Stearns tellH lis of a new seed
drill in use on the prairie, the lleckwith
which sows wheat much on the principle
or a corn planter. A sharp wheel pre
cedes the grain, ami a coverer follows.
There is no grain wasted, and the wheat
ib put down four inches.
' The C.irl of the Golden West."
David Belaeco has certainly scored
another triumph in "The Girl of the
Golden West," in which he presents
i..u,.u.-n nmnuiiv at the North Theatre
soon. The Girl ruus a saloon the Polka
hi Glumly Momitaiu, California. Hick
.lohn-on. an tiutlaw, cornea to rob the
saloon, but he and the Girl Tall in love
at eight A posse arrives and he is
lii-rested. Then the Girl plays poker
with the sheriir to see whether she shall
niiii ly the representative uf the law or
the outlaw. She wins by a clever trick
ami the sheriff gives up his prey and his
F.rnest G. Nichols, Earling, la
Myrtle W. Blizzard. Earling, la..
OIihsT. Bacon, Platte Center
Kmma.l. Cummins. Humphrey...
Andrew C.lohnson, Lindsay
Anna C. Wilson, St. Edward
.Jake Mohr. Monroe
Metta H. hammers, Monroe
Frank .1 . Potter.Monroe
Alice P. 'Uoare, Monroe
or -111 head, to be held in Columbus,
Neb.. March ."I, HMO. at the Ernst &
lirork barn, at 1 o'clock p. m. Offering
consists of gilts, fall yearlings, and also
some tried sows. The big lamed and
big-litter kind If interested, write for
All the latest shades and
Sign Writing a SiiciaHy
D. C. KMNAUGH
Last Thursday evening every town on
the Spalding and Albion branches was
represented by delegates from their com
mercial clubs at the meeting held in the
couucil chamber to discuss the change
in the schedules of the trains on those
branches. It developed that there were
three different changes proposed by the
various towns represented, the first be
ing brought out by those from the Spald
ing line, and that was to have the
freight, which leaves here at 0 a. m.,
run on schedule time to Spalding, so
that those living on that line could get
their mail on timej as under the present
arrangement it is often from a few min
utes to one and two hours late. The
present schedule of the passenger train
was ierfectly satisfactory to them, and
they protested against any change. Al
bion had the second proposition, and
while they asked for better accomoda
tions in equipment, their main request,
and the one which they were pushing,
was for a motor car service between
their town and Columbus, the schedule
to le arranged so as to have the motor
leave Albion in time to connect with
the eastbound Grand Island local in the
morning, and return to Albion after the
arrival of the .train from Omaha in
the even inc. The proposition of Col
umbus to have the Spalding train re
main here an hour or more longer, was
rIro nreaanted. After the discussion
had been concluded, the delegates from
the Spaldiug branch introduced a reso
lution asking that no change be made in
the time of the passenger train, but
that the freight train be run on time
going up, und that the two freight trains
be run separately from Genoa to Colum
bus. Albion then asked an endorsement
of the motor car service they were ask
ing for be included in the resolution,
and this was done. A vote was taken
and the two propositions were unani
mously endorsed by the assembled re
presentatives of the commercial clubs.
Superintendent Ware of the Union Paoi-
fie, at whose request the meeting was
called, was unable to be present, but he
was represented by Assistant Superin
tendent Oarey. Secretary Kereenbrock
of the local Commercial club was in
structed to prepare the resolutions and
forward them to the proper officials.
After the meeting adjourned the visit
ing delegates were given a banquet at
the Oxford restaurant.
Last Wednesday one of the numerous
boys who make a practice or riding
Union Pacific t-ains as they pass through
the city very nearly came lo grief. His
name was Leonard Her. and the story
ur.w Unit. Iih was standing beside the
track and told his little comrades that he
intended to catch the train for a short
ride. But he did not judge the speed of
the train correctly, and when attempting
to board it, was thrown to the ground
and a scalp wound and sprained ankle
resulted. While Leonard's experience
may serve as a lesson to some or the
boys, there are others who pay no atten
tion to it in fact, boys were jumping on
and off the trains as usual shortly after
the accident happened. While there is
a city ordinance against this practice, to
put a stop to it would require that a
man be placed at each crossing. Parents
are the ones to look after this, and unless
they do, there is uo telling how soon
their boys may be brought home a
hast Wednesday afternoon the execu
tive committee of the Nebraska State
Association of Commercial clubs met
in this city at the Thurston hotel,
and selected Wednesday and Thurs
day, April 27th and 28th, as the
dates for the annual convention to be
held in this city. Those present at the
meeting were President H. M BuBhnell
or hincolu. Secretary F. .1. Kersenbrock
of Columbus. Treasurer F. S. Thompson
of Albion; .1. M. Guild of Omaha, W. A.
Witzgnianof Norfolk. The Columbus
club was represented by M. D. Karr and
Carl Kramer. During the past year the
number of commercial clubs in the state
have been increased and, at least three
hundred delegates are expected to be
present at the Columbus meeting. As
yet the program has not been outlined,
but there will be a banquet Thursday
evening, following the reception of the
J. O. Barnell, for a number of years a
resident of this city, while a brakeraan
on the Burlington freight between Col
umbus and Lincoln, was instantly killed
at Kearney last Saturday morning while
coupling the engine onto a passenger
train. Some time ago Mr. Barnell was
transferred to the Aurora and Kearney
passenger run, and moved to Aurora,
but later to Kearney. At the time of the
accident the depot platform was filled
with passengers waiting to board the
train, but no one saw the accident or
could tell how the unfortunate man met
his death. His leg was broken and the
bone forced into his body, and his skull
was also fractured. Mr. Barnell leaves
a wife and four children.
Last week the transfer of the Cover
building to O. S. Easton was placed on
record, and the building turned over to
the new owner. For the present, or at
least until their new garage is completed,
the Columbus Automobile company will
occupy the building. After that, if
present plans materialize, a company
will open up a wholesale fruit store in
the building. Mr. Easton will be inter-
Zested in this enterprise, and devote a
1 share of bis time to it.
Dr. Naumann, Dentist IS St.
Dr, Morrow, office Lueschen building.
People who get results advertise in the
Four room bouse for rent. Elliott,
Speice & Co.
For Sale A small cash register.
Phillipps & RudaL
Dr. C.A. Allenbnrger, ofloe in new
State Bank building.
Drs. Csrstenson & Hyland, Veterinar
ians. Both phones 212.
The home of John Blohak, has been
quarantined for scarlet fever.
Dr. W. R. Neumarker, office with Dr.
C. D. Evans, west side of Park.
Uet your Reserved Seats Tor
Packard, Thursday night.
For fine watch, clock and jewelry re
pairing, try Carl Froemel, the Eleventh
Found A Highlander pin, gold.
Owner can have same by calling at
Journal office and paying charges.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert J. Galley are re
joicing over the arrival of a fine baby
boy at their home last Friday morning.
Miss Anna Glur returned to school
Monday morning up near Platte Center,
after several days visit with home folks.
Miss Emma Neumarker returned to
her home Saturday from Norfolk where
she was visiting friends the past week.
John Magill and family who have
been living northwest of Monroe for the
past year, moved to Columbus last week.
A small wreck in the yards Monday
morning damaged the coaches used on
the branches, and also one or two freight
Carl Froemel is figuring with the con
tractors for the erection of a brick store
building on the site now occupied by his
Lost A pin, with woman's features
painted on same. Oold background.
Finder please leave at .Tonrnal office and
Chas T. Bacon of Platte Center and
Miss Maud Cummins of Humphrey were
married by County Judge Ratterman
While working in the local Union
Pacific railroad yards Joe Ray. who has
been brakeman on the Spalding freight
had two fingers badly mashed.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Eohols returned
Monday morning from Excelsior
Springs, and Dan has accepted a posi
tion as book-keeper for Echols it Kurnpf.
Charles Blaser of Omaha was a Colum
bus caller Monday, be being enroute
home from North Platte, where he was
doing carentering work for some time.
Supt. Conn of the city schools left
last Friday for Indianapolis to attend
the annual meeting of the department of
superintendents of the National Educa
tional association. .
T. U. Williams, formerly of this coun
ty, but for over eight years farmer at
the asylum at Lincoln, was in the city
Monday and Tuesday or this week, ac
companied by his daughter, who will
enter St. Francis academy as a student.
Both the Union Pacific and Burling
ton railroads are preparing for any emer
gency that may arise by the breaking up
of the ice in the Loup river. At present
the Union Pacific have a pile driver and
crew stationed here and all material
loaded ready for use.
R. G. Fleming, twenty years ago a con
ductor on the Norfolk passenger train,
and later proprietor of the Meridian
hotel, arrived in the city last week and
expects to remain here about a month.
He is now in the land business and inter
ested in Idaho. He is accompanied by
The Rothleither &. Co. hardware store
building, on the corner of Eleventh and
North streets, will probably be remodeled
this season, a new plate galls front and
new interior to replace the present one.
Chas Knla is the owner of the building,
the work will probably be done by con
tractor Geo. F. Kohler.
Last Thursday an explosion in the
furnace at the Neumarker home near the
Third ward school building, severely
burned Mrs Neumarker about the face
and bands and set fire to the shawl she
had thrown over her head, when she
went to the furnace room. The burns
are very painful, thought not serious,
and it will be some time before she fully
recovers from them.
Tuesday of this week Frank J. Potter
and Miss Alice P. Hoare, both of Mon
roe, were married in the Olotner house
parlors, Rev. W. H. Xander of Grace
Episcopal church performing the cere
mony. The bride is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin Hoare of Lost Greek
township, and the groom is the youngest
son of Mr. aud Mrs. John Potter of Mon
roe. The young couple will go to house
keeping on a farm east of Monroe.
Some Columbus citizen tried anew
method of calling a doctor, last Satur
day night. It was between twelve and
one o'clock and the man failed to find a
physician, so be proceeded to sound the
police call on the tire bell, which brought
officer Hagel to the scene. When be
made his wants known he watf given to
understand that when he waa in need or
a physician again he should employ
some other method of getting him.
NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1910.
Four Room House, located with
in 6 blocks of Post Office. Fine
shade and a desirrble location,
ELLIOTT. SPEICE 8l CO.
Post Office Block Columbus, Neb.
Dr. W. 8. Evans, Union Block.
Drs. Paul and Matzen, Dentists.
Dr. VaUier, Osteopath. Barber block.
Dr. G. A. Ireland, State Bank bldg.
First-class printing done at the Jour
Dr. Chas. II. Camplielt, oculist and
aurist, 121.ri Olive street.
Don't miss Packard Y. M. C.
A. Course, Thursday night.
Mrs. D. Burr Jones' mother baB been
very sick with pneumonia during the
Captain Kilian of the regular army,
and a former resident of Columbus, will
be hereto attend the reunion of the
Spanish-American war veterans, which
will be held in this city in April. Cap
tain Kilian is one of the speakers at the
banquet, and in response to an invitation
to attend, wrote that he would lie pre
sent. The steel spans and planking on the
roadway on that portion or the Platte
bridge is completed, and the only work
yet remaining on that jtortion of the
structure is the railing. The lumber
which hail been delaying the work, ar.
rived last week, and now the repairing
of the bridge is all that remains to be
George Blocdorn returned last Satur
day from St. Louie, where he went some
time ago for an operation on bis knee.
Since leaving here George has had more
than his share of trouble, and met with
an accident that delayed the operation.
Later he was ready for the operation,
but an unexpected complication had
arisen, caused by forming of an abcese
at the injury. This has caused another
delay, and the attending surgeons are
unable to determine just when the opera
tion nan be performed, and advised
George to return home until later, when
he will return again for the operation.
Two substantial improvements on
Olive street will be commenced as soon
as the weather permits and material ar
rives. The First National bank have
accepted the plan for the remodeling
and modernizing of their building, and
material ordered and the contract let.
The addition to the Meridian hotel will
be commenced later, the plans having
been completed and bids asked for. Be
ing just across the street from each
other these two improvements will add
greatly to the appearance of that loca
tion. The improvement at the Meridan
will provide twenty additional rooms
and place the hotel in a position to ac
comodate many of the guests they now
have to tnrn away for lack or room.
Packard, the Cartoonist, Y.
M. C. A. Course, Thursday
Several cars or Early Ohio potatoes,
for which we will pay the highest mar
ket price. Same must be true to name
and free from scab.
Easton Sc Bbsjjktt.
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 SN
HARNESS AND COAL
County Assessor Shell Clark is busy
these days getting the affairs of his office
lined np for the spring assessment. One
of the mattera that he is looking np parti
cularly is the mortgage record. As
there is no revaluation of real estate
this year, the work is not as heavy as
Tuesday evening Mrs. fleorge Hsgel
had the misfortune to stumble and fall
down the stairs at their rooms over the
bowling alley. She was rendered un
conscious for a few minutes, and for a
time it was thought that her hip had
been fractured again. But fortunately
there was nothing more than a bad
sprain or the knee and a few bruises, but
this will confine her to her room for
Between two and three o'clock last
Saturday morning many Columbus
citizens were aroused by a shook or jar
ring that resembled an explosion . Win
dows rattled and in some places the
dishes in the cupboards were disturbed.
There were two distinct shocks, and
those who were awake at the time heard
both or them. Just what it was caused
by, no one knows, bnt it extended to
north or Monroe and north or this city
in fact, some of the farmers telephoned
to the central asking whether or not
there bad been an explosion in the city.
Whatever the disturbance was, it was
quite out of the ordinary, and was of
the nature or an earthquake.
Tuesday evening, Adolph Meyer, aged
73 years, died at the home or bis daugh
ter. Mrs. Tom Scott, on Ninth street,
following a stroke or paralysis Monday.
Mr. Meyer was born in Dusch, Germany.
December 9, 1837. Fifty years sgo last
Thanksgiving he was married in bis na
tive country, and lived there until 1891,
when he came to America and Colum
bus, which has since been his home.
Two years ago he suffered rrom a stroke,
and since that time has twice been
strioken, the last one proving ratal. He
leaves, besides his wire, six children,
Mrs. Carl Boettcber, Mrs. John Garlipo,
John Meyer. Carl Meyer, Mrs. Herman
Gbarnis and Mrs. Tom Scott. Funeral
services will be held at the German Re
formed church Friday at 2:30. and will
be conducted by the pastor, Rev. Neu
Franz Lachnit, aged 7.1 years, died
Monday morning, aTter being in poor
health for some time. Franz Lachnit
was born in Austria in September, 1835.
Here he lived until 1874, when with his
ramily be came to America and to But
ler county. Before coming to America
he waa married, and his life partner
passed away at the ramily home less
than a month ago. Since coming to
America the family bad resided in But
ler county and also near Humphrey be
fore coming to Columbus eight years
ago. Seven sons and five daughters sur
vive their rather. Two or the sons.
Sheriff Lachnit and L. A. Lachnit or the
recorder's office, are residents or this
city. Fnneral services will be held
Friday morning rrom St. Bonaventura
church, being conducted by Father
Columbus will be a member or the
state base ball league this year, and this
was practically settled at the time of the
visit or President Sievers or Grand Is
land last week. At that time those in
terested in the team made a canvass of
the city to endeavor to sell stock for the
purpose of maintaining a team, and they
met with such success that now the en
tire 3,0o required has been sold. The
membership fee was then paid and this
city became a member of the league.
Wednesday evening or this week another
meeting will be held to complete the or
ganization, and elect Buch officers as
may be necessary. Already the Tans are
looking around for suitable material for
a team, and it is proposed to secure a
team that will play good ball and draw
the crowds. Sunday games will be
played in this city, and this will bring the
team home every Sunday daring the sea
son. Among mote woo nave ucru
spoken of in connection with the man
agement or the team, is W. L. Boettcber,
who has been one or the most enthusias
tic fans, and presented the matter to the
Commercial club last Thursday evening,
at which time they endorsed the proposi
tion to have this city join the state league.
The Bonds Carry.
Tuesday's special election resulted in
an almost unanimous vote for both the
city hall and water works bonds. In not
one of the wards was. there any opposi
tion to speak of. The firemee, who were
deeply interested in securing a perman
ent home for the department, worked all
day for both propositions, and especially
for the city hall. Three men in uniform
were stationed at each of the polling
places. as workers, and every member of
the department interested themselves in
behalf of the proposition. When the re
sult was announced the boys started a
bon fire near the new location for the
city hall and sent in an alarm to celebrate
the fact that the bonds bad carried.
Following is the vote on both propor
tions by wards:
First ward 217 9
Second ward 154
Third ward 136 "
Fourth ward V 27
First waul 200
Second ward 121
Third ward. 149
Fourth ward 180
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
The Central City basketball boys were
the guests at dinner Friday evening of
the boys' Bible class fellows.
The Farmers' Institute will hold forth
in the association building Friday and
Saturday of this week. It is expected
that there will be a large attendance and
all the comforts and conveniences of the
building will be turned over to them.
The men's service next Sunday after
noon will give way to a service in the
interests of the laymen's missionary
movement, which is sweeping over our
country. Mr. Prawll, the executive sec
retary of the coaventioo, which is to be
held in Omaha the latter part of this
month, will be the speaker end every
man in Columbus is invited to the ser
vice. The fourth and one of the very strong
est numbers on the entertainment course
will be given tomorrow evening, when
Alten Packard, the cartoonist and
humorist, will appear. He is by far the
funniest man on the entertainment and
lecture platform today. Reserved seats
now on sale will be ten cents. Single
admission including reserved seat thirty
five cents. Regular course tickets will
The Congregational church offers the
following services for next Sunday:
Sunday school 9:45 a. m.: worship 11 a.
m.; Y. !'. S. O. E. 6:30 p. m ; evening
worship 7:30. Subject for morning ser
mon: The Church's Investment. Or
the evening the choir assisted by Miss
Lori Fuller, will render the following
Is My Name Written There
Not Half Has Ever Been Told
Violin Solo Miss Goff
Solo (selected) Mies Lori Fuller
The Valley of Blessings
Life Under Divine Eyes-Pastor
Tell Mother I'll Be There, will be
rendered as a solo and chorus
The large chorus choir will be assist
ed in both services by Maurice
Whitemoyer and Miss Lori Fuller
We invite you to these services
William L. Dibble, Pastor.
Route No. 3.
Miss Louise Brunken was home over
John Brunken, sr., is serving on the
jury the past week.
Chau Freeman started the hay baler
on his meadow Monday.
School commenced in the Adsmy dis
trict last Monday, after n vacation of
Louie Wilekins, who returned from
Colorado and the mountains, was relat
ing his experiences to a friend on route
No. 3 Sunday evening.
Peter Schaff roth and members of the
Krueger family, who are moving into
Columbus, remembered the mail carrier
by presenting him with a sack of oats.
Quite a number or changes on the
route this spring. Merv. Knntzelman
moves into Columbus, and the place be
waa on will be occupied by Carl Ewert.
W. J. Eiseman moves to the Campliell
rarm. Geo. Rhodeborst moves to a form
in Ooirax county, and Mr. Meyer, who
bought the Rbodehorst farm, will occupy
it. Frank BoBk moves onto the Bucher
farm, northeast of Colambus. and Louie
Goedeken takes the farm be vacates. O.
P. Newman goes to South Dakota and
Carl Lueke moves on the Newman farm.
D. A. Becher moves onto the farm oc
cupied by John Mindrup, who moves to
the Mattes rarm. near Platte Center. A
Rupprecht goes to a farm east of Coluu
bus, and Paul Eggli goes to the Wm.
Johannes farm in-Colfax county.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,998.
Do away with the scrub
brush and bucket
Transparent Waxii Oil
Grease will not spoil it.
No dust in sweeping.
Is not expensive and saves
POLLOCK & GO.
The Druggist on the Corner
Route No. 1.
Henry Oattau is attending court this
Richard Monlock will get bis matl for
a year with the Loseke Bros.
Adolph (Jerber shelled corn last Friday
and Saturday, George Bartels doing the
Phil Lannnn is out in the country this
week nt bis uncle's, Albert Arni. helping
hiui move to the John Hauler farm,
vacated by Albert Grossnicklaus.
Wt never dial Iw-lieve in signs, auoh ss
ground hog day, but when we found a
bunch of llavanas in Craig Turner's
mail box. we knew it was a sign that
Craig was married. Many thanks.
The basket social Friday evening in
District No. 15, Miss Rosa Leavy teach
er, was a marked success, both socially
and financially. About twenty-live bas
kets brought 60, which will be used to
purchase an organ for the school..
Route No. 4.
M. Seibler lias been very sick the last
Joe PoefTel is hauling lumber for anew
Ed Mayberger is remodelling the boase
on bis farm.
Ludwig Ehuer left Monday for n visit
at West Point.
W. H. Moore moved to his new home
near Genua, Tuesday of this week.
John Liebig left last Friday for Cedar
Rapids, for a short visit with bis sister,
Mrs. II. Rnpprecht.
hast Friday night the young folks
west of Columbus gave W. H. Moore
ami ramily a surprise, before they left
for their Nance county home.
R. W. McCumb moved on the Murry
farm last week, and Lyman Bray will
move onto the Adam Smith farm in a
fow duys. Smith Billiard moved to the
S. W. Glcason farm, and Frank Buggi
moved from the O'Meliga farm to the
Apple Blossom farm. Wm. Muller of
route 1, moved on the farm recently pur
chased from Fred Claussen. and Mr.
ClatiBFen has moved to Columbus.
Mrs. Metta Bakenbus, wife or John
ltakenhns, living in Bismark township,
ten miles north of the city, died at the
fomily home Monday afternoon. Metta
Buss was tho dnughter or Mr. and Mrs.
K. Buss und was bprn July 2S, 1871,
in Platte county. Here she grew to
womanhood and in April, 1900, was
married to John Bakenhue. To this nn
ion were born four children, three girls,
the youngest an infant born at the time
or its mother's death, and her husband,
survive her. Fnneral services will be
held Thursday morning at the home and
the Loseke Creek church, being conduct
ed by Rev. Deninger, and burial will be
in the Loseke Creek cemetery.
We have a limited number of Ben
Davis and Genetins. all resorted, for sale
cheap. Second door north of rirst
National ban k. Easton & Bknnett.
We have the agency for the
famous Munsing Underwear, the
beet popular priced Union Suits
on the market. Prices in men's
from $1.50 to t4..r0. Prices in
boyB' from Sue, 7Sc, 91 and $1.35.
In two piece garments we have
a splenuid line ready for your in
spection and ranging in price
from 50c to $2 60 a garment. Buy
early while the sizes are complete.