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FORTIETH YEAR. NUMBER 49.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 1910.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,999.
GET A HOME
of your own.
for sale at
$1,000 and Up
Wheat, new Il7
Hogs, top i,1
I MANY YEARS AGO. 5
Files of the Journal, March 14. 1S77.
If yon don't want to have all the dogs
in town ninnif'K after and barking at
yon. don't wear gloves made of dogskin.
One of our friends was pestered by dogs
before lie knew what the cause wae. and
the above advice ia for him
liven the drumming of the prairie
chickens, the caw of the crows ami the
returning of the wild geese are not al
ways eure indications in Nebraska of the
leturn of spriug We were forcibly re
minded of the above fact by the weather
of a part of last week.
Let a dozen of our weather prophets
get together, say tomorrow, appoint a
shorthand reporter, and then let it he
recorded what each one thinks of the
weather for tin coining week. We want
to be present at the end of the week to
hear twelve out of a doen say. 'ftohi
you so "
A farmer iu Illinois writes to our
friend Dan Kane as follow-: "Illinois
will not raise wheat. I do not know a
runner that raises his own bread stuffs.
There is more sickness here this spring
than was ever known before. Farmers
have been on the drag for the last seven
years, we lost two crops altogether, had
two good crops, aud the other three
were little better than half cropB. One
thing sure, if ue lose next year's crop
moat of the farmers iu this county will
lie in bail shape
The Congregational church offers the
following service. for next Sunday:
Sunday school i:-l.ri a. in . worship 11 a.
in.. ..1 S. O. K. 5::M) p. m : evening
worship i.'M. Morning subject "Divine
Sunxhip." The choir will render the
anthem Praise Ye The Futher" Gou
nod. Of the evening the following pro
gram will be rendered by the large
chorus choir ae-isted by Miss Fuller:
O r.ran prelude
"Whiter Than Snow"
He Will Hide Me"
Duet (selected! Me-srs Swain and
Solo "Like as The Hart" West
Self Element in Personal Salvation
Draw Me Nearei" Choir
We invite you to worship with us.
Wil.r.iAM L. DimiLE, Pastor.
All the latest shades and
Sign Writing a Specially
D. C. KAVANAUGH
Cold storage is a necessity; that is, it
is it -we would preserve the perishable
products of plenty against the time of
scarcity. The housewife has long recog
nized thiB law in the preservation of
fruits by cooking and then sealing in
air-tight vessels and for centuries the
farmer has had practical cold storage
when he has buried his apples, potatoes,
and other vegetables in the ground and
covered them over with straw and loose
earth, to keep them from freezing. The
refrigerator of the home has long been a
necessity to the housewife. Circum
scribed nnd inadequate as it often is,
nevertheless the residence refrigerator
dors on a small scale what cold storage
bouses do perfectly on a large scale.
Before cold Htnrage facilities were avail
able, during the time of plenty, prices
weie extremely low to the producer.
Conversely, during the season of scar
city, prices rose rapidly and were ex
tremely high to the consumer. Many
classes of perishable products were not
procurable even at extreme prices. The
cold storage warehouse acts us a bal
ance. It insures that a fair supply of
the products of plenty, produced in their
seasons, shall be available throughout
the year. It materially lessons the ex
tremes between the former minimum
and maximum selling prices, which is a
decided advantage to both producer and
couBiimer. Perishable products for cold
storage purposes are those produced and
stored during the season when the finest
quality is produced anil available and
these products are very carefully select
ed of the highest possible grade, packed
and quickly handled into storage. Great
care must also be exercised in the hand
ling of these products while they are in
cold storage, although the system is very
simple. Product in boxes or other con
tainers must lie properly stacked, to per
mit a free and even circulation of the air
in the room, and the temperature must
be kept at whatever degree of fahren
heit is most suitable to that particular
product. Absolute cleanliness must
prevail throughout a cold storage ware
house, and the rooms must he kept per
fectly dry and sweet. All the large cold
storage warehouses welcome inquiries.
Information regarding the system, the
methods pursued, or the purposes ac
complished will be given. The time for
marketing any stored product is govern
ed by the requirements of the consum
er. That is, produce, fruits, and certain
vegetables are usually taken out of stor
age during the cold months, when nat
ure is dormant, just as they are placed 1
in cold storage during the summer and
fall, when nature is proliGo. These sea
sons are as well defined an are the sea
sons iu the dry goods business, whose
merchants sell summer fabrics in spring
and summer and winter fabrics in the fall
and winter, although the time for manu
facturing may be, and generally is, in op
posite seasons. Cold storage may be
classed as public utility concerns and
common carriers. As a rule, they do not
own, therefore neither buy nor sell, the
product handled. Cold storage places
are warehouses whose facilities are at the
command of all who have perishable pro
ducts to preserve or store. The rates of
storage are uniform to all. No distinc
tion whatever is made, and any one who
wishes to do so has the privilege to buj
and store during the season of plenty
that he may sell or consume in the time
As a result of the high water and ice
in the Platte last Saturday Columbus
was cut off from communication with
all those living south of that river, and,
realizing the Benousuees of the situation,
the two Supervisors of this district, No.
'. and 7, Louis Schwarz. and Adam Smith
and Mayor Held called a meeting of the
citizens of Columbus and vicinity Mon
day evening to find out what the senti
ment was regarding the placing of the
structure. As all of the bridge was
washed away except the new steel spans
it was evident that the amount required
to replace it was beyond what the sup
ervisors could appropriate, and as it was
absolutely necessary that something
should be done, the meeting proposed
that a special bond election be called as
soon as possible to vote the necessary
bonds, Sil.OOO for Columbus and $5,000
for Columbus township, to replace the
structure. Besides the inconvenience to
those living 011 the south side of the
Platte, rural route No. 5, which crossed
the bridge will be discontinued for the
present, unless some means of crossing
be provided. The rebuilding of this
bridge is also of the utmost importance
to Columbus as under present conditions
a large namber of lho?e who trade in
this city are compelled to go elsewhere.
The Platte river bridge at Duncan
will be repaired and placed in a passable
condition at once, such action being
made possible by the resolutions passed
at a meeting of the county commission
ers of Polk and the representatives of
supervisor district No. ( and 7 in Platte
county, held at the court house Tuesday
afternoon. The resolution provides that
the expense of such repairs shall not ex
ceed $2,000, and that the work is to be
done under the supervisors of Polk co
unty. Should any of the portion of the
bridge that was washed away be return
ed to the contractors at Duncan, it shall
he used in the construction of the bridge
and credit given for the S9iue The ex
pense connected with the repairs shall be
borne equally by Polk county and Butler
J township, as they are the ones who built
Dr. Naumanu. Dentist 13 St.
Dr. Morrow, office Luescben building.
People who get results advertise in the
Four room house for rent. Elliott,
Speice & Co.
For Sale A email cash register.
Wanted Girl for general housework.
Mrs. F. K. Strother.
Dr. C. A. Allenburger, oSo in new
State Bank building.
Drs. Carstenaon & Hyland, Veterinar
ians. Both phones 212.
Dr. W. R. Neumarker. oSoe with Dr.
C. D. Evans, west aide of Park.
T. F. Askew of Oouncil Bluffs was a
Columbus visitor Sunday and Monday.
For line watch, clock and jewelry re
pairing, try Carl Froemel, the Eleventh
Mias Mazie Magill left Monday morn
ing for Genoa, where she will assist in
the Times office a few days.
Found A Highlander pin, gold.
Owner can have same by calling at
Journal office and paying charges.
Miss Emma Brunbober left Monday
afternoon for Omaha where she will
visit her sister. Mrs. F. Jones for a cou
ple of weeks.
Found On the road between Colum
bus and Platte Center, a lap load. Call
at Journal office, identify robe and pay
for this notice.
Carl Scherrer who has lieen at the
home of Jacob Glur for the past six
months, left Tuesday evening for his
home at The Dalles, Oregon.
Besides endorsing the recommenda
tions of Superintendent Conn, the board
of education took stops toward provid
ing for an extra teacher and also an
extra school room for the coming year.
The annnal spring vacation of one week
will be held the first week in April this
Mrs. Henry Beiermann, of St. Bernard,
died at the hospital Saturday, aged 37
years, death being due to apoplexy. She
had been at that institution about two
weeks for treatment. Besides her hus
band she leaves seven children. Satur
day she was taken to St. Bernard for
Next Wednesday, March 1C. is the
date selected by the hoard of supervis
ors to discuss the court house proposi
tion. This meeting will be for the pur
pose of the board ascertaining the senti
ment of the people regarding the court
house, and give them an idea as to what
course to pursue in the matter.
lturul route No. 5 from Columbus ia
being served via Bellwood at present,
and this will continue until anew bridge
is built over the Platte Under the pres
ent arrangement the mail is sent through
the Bellwood post office and taken by
the carrier from that office anil delivered
to carrier Brock, who supplies the pat
rons of his route living on that side of
Outside of the routine business, the
city council granted a permit to the
First National Bank to occupy a portion
of the street while erecting their new
building. A committee of oitizens, in
terested in paving the city, appeared
before the council and presented the
proposition to them. All of the main
business streets were represented and it
was the unanimous sentiment that a pav
ing campaign should be started this year.
Fred Boesiger, who is moving from
route No. 2 to south of the Platte river
bad a narrow escape last Saturday. He
had driven his cattle across the Platte
and had gotten over with one load, when
the ice took the bridge out. Had be
been just a few minutes later, he would
have been on the bridge when it was
taken down the river. Oneof the teams
he had hauling for him stopped at the
bridge, as the driver thought the struc
ture was unsafe, and while he was stand
ing there looking at it the ice took the
structure down the stream.
Attendance at the Farmers' Institute,
held in this city last Friday and Satur
day, was certainly disappointing, espe
cially to those who had it in charge. A
splendid program, in fact, the strongest
and itest one ever put on in this city,
was put on for this year. These institu
tes are especially for the farmers, and
are of great benefit to all who take time
to attend them. Different dates have
been tried in Platte county, with the
hope of increasing the interest, but it
seems as though the time of holding has
nothing to do with the attendance.
Last Thursday's dailies told of the ar
rest at Fairhury of a former Columbus
piano dealer, Fred A. Foster, at Wichita,
Kas., under a charge of obtaining money
under false pretenses. The following is
the item from Fairbury. Neb. "It is al
leged that Foster, who was formerly em
ployed in the piano store in this city,
left several months ago and went to
Plymouth, where be persuaded Mrs
Minnie Hoppler to go into the piano
business with him at Oolnmbus.Nebraska
giving him two notes, for $1,600 each.
Foster took these notes to Columbus
and sold them and skipped and was not
heard from until last Saturday, a ben he
was located by Sheriff Cbirnside. He
was arrrigned this morning and bound
over in the sum of $3,000.
Four Room House, located with
in 6 blocks of Post Office. Fine
shade and a desirrble location,
ELLIOTT. SPEICE Q. 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.
Dr. Chas. II. Campbell, oculist and
aurist, 12If Olive street.
Joseph Henggler, who has been here
some time on business, left last Satur
day for his home at Siockville, Neb.
Wednesday of this week County Judge
Ratterman issued the licenses and per
formed the marriage ceremony for Harry
D. Saunders and Isadora M. Tomlins on
both or St. Edward.
Ed Bossiter returned Tuesday evening
from an extended trip in the east, he
having left Columbus December 20.
While in the east Mr. Roesiter visited at
Pittsburg and Butler, Pa, and also at
Chicago and Omaha.
Clarence L. Pittman and Miss Nellie
M. Standen, both of this city, were mar
ried at the home of the bride, in east
Columbus, Sunday evening, Rev. Dibble
performing the ceremony. Only rela
tives were present, as it was strictly a
In this week's Journal the treasury
department is iviking for bids for the
new ioet office in this city. The $65,000
appropriation for this building was se
cured two years ago, and as it is now
available, the department is asking for
bids. Columbus has long been in need
of this building, and it will lie a splendid
addition to the city.
In speaking of the recent earthquake
shock felt in this city and the surround
ing country, George Henggler, who has
been a Platte county resident for over
half a century, said that in 1ST0 there
was a slight earthquake shock felt in
this locality, and it was much more sev
ere than that of two weeks ago, as nearly
everyone living here at that time was
aware of the fact that there had been a
Last Wednesday evening the City
Band completed negotiations with Dr.
Laird of Omaha, and employed him as
their instructor for the coining year.
Under the present arrangements the
doctor will meet with the band every
Monday, and later is expected that he
will be present at the weekly concerts.
For the present he will reside in Omaha,
but later will probably make his home in
this city. Monday night of this week
was the first night with the band, and
the boys are much pleased with him.
Word was received by the local lodge
of the Knights of Pythias of the death
of H. M.Tbuma in Omaha Sunday from
typhoid fever. Mr. and Mia. Thuma re
sided in this city for about two years, he
being employed by L. W. Weaver & Son
and the T. B. llord Grain company, mov
ing to Omaha the first of the year. He
was quite prominent in the Pathian lod
ge, being chancellor commander the year
before he left. He was also a Spanish
American war veteran, having enlisted
from Missouri, and was also a member of
Union Camp, Sons of Veterans of this
city. Monday afternoon he was taken
to Oregon, Mo., his former home, where
the funeral was held.
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. WEAVER i SON
HARNESS AND COAL
Have you joined the Once-a-week
Club meeting every Monday night at the
North theatre? If not, yon had better
get busy, and be initiated into the realms
of high class dramatic entertainments
that are being held once a week in this
city. When the Grew company first
proposed their one night a week visit to
this city in high class productions, many
doubted the success of the plan, claiming
that the public would tire of seeing the
same faces every week. From the at
tendance at the return engagement of
this popular company last week, this
claim was disproved beyond a doubt
On next Monday at the North theatre,
the William Crew Players return for
their weekly visit, in the latest New
York and Paris success. Is Marriage a
Failure? a three act comedy by A. Plau
det, and adapted from the French by A.
Daily. Every member of the popular
company has been cast to advantage.
While out riding lost Friday, T. W.
Adams of the Clother hotel met with an
accident that will lay him up for some
time. In company with Hilton White
they had been down to the Loup river
bridge to look at the ice, and were on
the other side of the bridge, when a
team being driven by Mr. Chlopek be
came unmanagable on account of the ex
plosions of dynamite being used to blast
the ice. ami started toward them. Mr.
Chlopek thought lie could do nothing
with the team and jumped from the
buggy, and they came on a run toward
Messrs. Adams and White, who were rid
ing in a MUgle buggy. The latter at
tempted to get out of the way of the
runaway team, but was not successful,
and the team struck their buggy and de
molished it. and Mr. Adams was thrown
under the team and had two ribs and a
leg broken. Mr. White was fortunate
enough to escape without injur' Mr.
Adams was brought to the city and
given medical attention, and at present
is getting along nicely.
At last the heavy ice in the Loup and
Platte river has broken up and unexpect
edly it was the Platte instead of the
Loup river that caused the damage.
Saturday four bridges over the latter
river in this locality were damaged more
or less, at Silver Creek, Duncan, Colum
bus and the Burlington bridge. At
Dnncan three spans of the newly com
pleted bridge were damaged eo that il
will take some time to repair it, at this
place all of the Platte river bridge left
standing is the three new steel spans
put in this winter, all the remainder of
the structure being washed away. All
the wreckage of these three bridges, and
also of others west, washed down against
the Burlington railroad bridge, causing
slight damage, the first break being Sat
urday afternoon. This was being re
paired and the work almost completed,
when more ice came down the river and
Sunday afternoon another break occur
red in the bridge. Thia was repaired,
however, so that regular trains were
A permanent organization of the Col
umbus base ball club was completed
last week, enough stock having been
sold and the cash guarantee put up.
Last Friday evening a meeting was held
and otlicers elected as follows Daniel
Schrani, president; Frank Kersenbrock,
secretary. Daniel Scbram, W. L. Boet
cher, E. H. Chambers, 6. B. Speice and
O. W. Phillips board of directors. The
remainder of the officers will be elected
at a later meeting. At a meeting held
Saturday evening the constitution and
by-laws were adopted Monday evening
the board of directors selected W. L.
Boettcber. one of their number, as man
ager. Already the club has had quite a
number of letters from players who wish
to play with the Columbus team this
season, but as yet no contracts have 1een
signed up. May 14 is the opening date
for the Nebraska State league, and Col
umbos is scheduled for one of the open
ing games. The enthusiasm and push in
organizing the Columbus team would
indicate that the games will be popular
here this summer and well patronized.
Gus Behlen, Columbus 23
Ida Albers, Columbus 18
Clarence A. Pittman.Columbus 21
Nellie M. Standen. Columbus 19
Harry D. Saunders, SL Edward 23
Isadora M. Tomlinson, St. Edward. . . 18
The Board of Education at their regu
lar meeting on Monday evening unani
mously endorsed the following comments
of Superintendent Conn on "Sneak Day"
and other such events.
"It is a question whether teachers
have a right to discipline pupils for not
going to school. Non attendance is
merely a violation of the truancy law
and ia a matter for the truant officers
and not for the teachers. It would be
conservative to say that more than three
hundred children returned to school
last Thursday and Friday with excuses
from their parents for being out, or with
the statement from their parents that it
would havo met the tatter's approval
bad their children gone on the 'sneak of
Ibis seems to indicate that there ia
quite a public sentiment in favor of such
things. The school is a public institu
tion, and if the public wants to have
sneak days, and is willing that the
school should suffer the disorganizing
effects, no matter how mnch the teach
ers may disapprove, they can not well
stand opposed. All the authority the
teachers have is delegated to them by
the parents, and if the parents in any
considerable number of them encourage
the pupils to organized opposition to
the teachers, the efficiency of the school
is at an end.
The parent is the employer, the teach
er the employe. When a parent encour
ages pupils to acts of disobedience, we
have the absurd spectacle of the em
ployer seeking to destroy the very autb
ority he has delegated to the employe.
If the directors of a corporation should
encourage the workmen to resist the
authority of the managers we would have
a position almost as silly, but not.su bad,
because the workmen are dealiog with
blocks of wood and stone and not with
The only purpose of organized action,
is that immunity may be secured he-
cause or the number involved. Men
sometimes organize themselves into a
mob and take the law into their own
hands or trample it under foot. The
organization of pupils against school
authority is the same spirit in the
embryo. Children do not need to be
encouraged in this direction, because we
already have too muob of the mob spirit,
and too much disregard for law and
order, to wink at acts of disobedience.
Reduced to its final analysis 'sneak
day means an organization of pupils.
encouraged by a few parents for the pur
pose of opposing authority and feeing
the results. The whole thing is said to
be a plan to have some fun at the ex
pense of the teachers. These alleged
jokes do no harm to the teacher, because
the teacher is only a passing incident in
the life of the city. But any thing
whiob tends to array the pupil against
the teacher is only a stumbling block in
the child's pathway. Much ill advised
criticism only widens the breach between
the teacher and pupil, it causes him to
lose confidence in the teacher's ability
and sense of justice, it poisons-his mind
against the school and bis Ikmks and
helps to drive him to the street. The
training of children is the work of both
parent and teacher, but most responsi
bility ib upon the parent.
For the sake of the child, the ineffi
cient teacher should have most help
from the parent, and in all easts the
wellfare of the child demands that the
parent and teacher work hand in hand.
No child will be punished for sneak
day in this particular instance by my
sanction. There is no need of organiz
ing to sneak. When any parent feels
that his child will be bettered by sneak
ing, he has the right to sneak.
Organized freakiehness of all kinds
has been condemned in unmeasured
terms by both the state and the National
Educational Associations. If such
things are detrimental to colleges and
universities where older student are con
cerned, then surely they should not be
encouraged in our public schools.
Such organized action is never started
by the best students, but those who trail
the class. Pupils of all classes through
fear of being considered disloyal, or of
being called cowards or 'pikers' are
drawn into the plot. If there is no pen
alty, there is no violation and therefore
no need for organization. When the
penalty is removed, pupils can not be
driven into the plot through fear of be
ing called cowards, and the whole thing
will disappear because none will wish to
be out of school and lose their markings
and credit except the Hunkers and fail
ures who always head such movements.
The mere loss of time is of little con
sequence, but the demoralizing effect
upon the school cannot well be estimat
ed. Such incidents tend to array pupils
against teachers. Pupils look upon
teachers not as their friends but as their
oppressors. The efficiency of the school
is lessened, the child's mind and interest
is diverted from bis work and his pro
gress is impaired.
I sincerely hope that Columbus has
seen the last sneak day in her public
schools. I know that parents do not
want anything to occur to the detri
ment of the boys and girls of our town,
and to the end that they may receive
the best possible direction both at home
and at school, let us as parents and tea
chers get better acquainted, and have a
better understanding as to wbst really
needs to be done for the well being of
our future men and women."
U. S. Cora.
Do away with the scrub
brush and bucket
Transparent Waul Oil
Grease will not spoil it.
No dust in sweeping.
Is not expensive and saves
POLLOCK & CO.
The Druggist on tha Corner
Mm. Edith Newhoff has been
sick, hut is improving rapidly.
Ora Shannon of Columbus was a vis
itor here the later part of last weak.
F. S. Gray's mother of Uni varsity
Place is visiting at his home this weak.
Nent Maxwell had another attack
of heart trouble last weeek, bat is musk
better at this writing.
Win. Knglebart is now installed ia his
new restaurant on the south &ida of the
Btreet, and he speaks quite highly of bis
Miss Myrtle Smith, who has bsea as
sisting her sister, Mrs. F. Gray daring
her illness, left last Friday for her hosts
in Central City.
Mrs. F. S. Gray who has been coenasd
to her bed for the past weak with a
fractured knee, is slowly improving, aad
the doctor thinEB p he will be able to leave
her bed sometime 6oon.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Moran gava a
dance in the opera house here last Fri
day night and it was well attended.
Hay Clepal was over from Leigh aad
some boya were over from Humphrey.
John Craig, Everett Craig, John Wil
son and families left Friday moraiag for
Southerland, Neb., where they expect to
make that their future home. They
were old settlers and residents of thia
county and vicinity, and the people
greatly regret their departure.
Route No. 3.
Farnsworth is painting his
D. A. Becber had a car of cattle on the
South Omaha market last weak.
Msrtin Albers and Peter Lutjsns were
on the South Omaha market with hogs
MLsa Kittie Perkinson. teacher in dis
trict No. IKi, spent Sunday at her home
in Platte Center.
Mm. J. F. tioedeken. who was quits
sick Saturday and Sunday, is mack im
proved at this writing.
Emil Brunken returned home Satur
day from Scriuner. where be has been
for several weeks helping his brother-ia-law
at Pebble Creek mills.
tius Behlen of this route and Miss Ida
Albers, were married last Thursday at
the residence of the bride's parents. Mr.
anil Mrs. Wm. Albers, Rev. Heary Koch
of the Shell Creek Baptist church per
forming the ceremony. Only relatives
and a few friends were present at the
wedding. The couple will go to house
keeping on the groom's farm, eleven
miles north of Columbus.
STRAYED OR STOLEN.
One Mark Shetland pony and
dark bay yearling colt.
We have the agency for the
famous Munsing Underwear, the
best popular priced Union Salts
on the market Prices in men's
from $1.60 to M.50. Prices in
boys' from COc, 75c, tl and $1.25.
In two piece garments we have
a splendid line ready for your in
spection and ranging in pries
from 50c to $2 SO a garment. Bay
early while the sizes are complete.