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FORTIETH YEAR. NUMBER 51.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 1910,
WHOLE NUMBER 2.0O1.
GET A HOME
of your own.
for sale at
$1,000 and Up
BECHER, HOCKENBERGER &
Wheat, now 99
so rn ...-.
White corn 48
Hogs, top fUUOtnlO
MANY YEARS AGO.
Files of The .Journal March 28, 1877.
We learn that arrangements are being
niatle to establish a ferry across tlie
Loup, opposite Silver Creek.
The appraisement of the Pawnee re
servation was to begin the first of April,
but the recent severe illness of Al Swalm
of Iowa, may delay it until after that
We make the following notes of an in
terview with A. J. Arnold, wlio return
ed on Thursday last from the Hills
Starling on Monday of last week, he
arrived in Sidney in three and one-half
days, whereas a party starting the Fri
day lefore, and going the Cheyenne
route, reached there twelve Lours later.
The Sidney route is the best, and is pro
bably the route for the proposed rail
road. II Q. ltockefellow is superint
endent of the stage line from Sidney;
the coaches are new, aud everything in
good shape. There has been a good
deal of snow in the Hills lately. Joe
Strother, Dr. Kelley and .Jas. Hudson
have been prospecting on Bear Butte
OreeU. At the Hidden Treasure, near
Uayville. a ten-stamp mill uverages
iti.OOO a week--the rock proves immen
sely rich. Que',r names for creeks
Split Tail, Bob White, Black and Sheep
Tail. Four hundred head of rattle and
r.OI) sheep were recently stolon by In
diaus but recovered by soldiers. The
Black Hills country will be overrun
ami all kinds f business overdone.
Parties going In the Hills hid better
take six month:1 provisions. A good bed
or coal, equal to the Kocl: Springs, has
been discovered oil the Helle Fourche.
So far the census enumerators for
Platte county, which is incomplete, is
First und Second wards, Columbus
IV J. McCaffrey.
Third and Fourth wards, Columbus
Columbus township Ueo. Winslow.
Ilismark Fred Cattail.
Sherman .1. 11. Lneschon.
Lost Cretk Kd Lusiei.ski.
Shell Creek Win. Connor.
Public Sale of Livery Stock.
Having recently purchased the Vogel
livery stock, will offer same for sale Sat
urday, March 21., 1910. at 2 p. in. Sale
to be held in front of the old Clother
barn. This stock consists of horses,
buggies, harness, whips, robes, etc., and
will positively be sold to the highest
DlNHRN, IJritnXPAI.I. .V YiH'Xi!.
Attend the after sunuer sale
at IS ray's next Saturday.
All the latest shades and
Sign Writing a Specially
D. C. KAVANAUGH
April 25 is the date that has been se
lected by the council for the special
election for the Platte river bridge
bonds. The ordinance has been read
twice und will come up for the final
reading Wednesday evening. The
amount asked for is $25,000, and at the
same time the township will be asked to
vote &iO0o to assist in the building of
the bridge. At the meeting of the sup
ervisors last week a committee from the
city waited on them and asked for as
sistance in the repairing of the structure,
and the board voted to expend $5,000 for
that purpose. With amount asked for
the structure can be repaired bo that it
will be permanent, as the idea is to use
the same construction as the spans
built during the winter. The inability
of people living in Polk county to get to
Columbus deprives our merchants of
much trade that always comes here, and
it is also a great inconvenience to those
who live closer to Columbus than the
other towns, as they are compelled to go
further to do their trading.
Arrangements have been completed
for the remodelling of the three build
ings at the corner of Twelfth and Olive
streets, "which includes the First Nation
al Bank on the corner and the Gass and
Schubert buildings north of it. The
hank building will be reconstructed and
a brick wall replace the present one, be
ing of pressed brick, and the fronts of
the two other buildings will correspond
with this one. The upstairs of the Gass
building, and the second story to be con
structed on the Schubert building will
also contain offices. Entrances to the
second story of these buildings will lie
on Twelfth street. While the remodel
ling of their building is in progress the
bank will occupy the temporary struc
ture on Olive street moved from the
rear of the Meridian hotel, and the Pos
tal telegraph company which at present
occupies a portion of the bank building
will be housed in temporary quarters in
the street south of their present loca
tion. Fire starting from an unknown cause
was discovered Friday evening in the
building Bouth of the Friedhof store.
About four months ago, when the build
ing was occupied by the Palmer dye and
cleaning works, an explosion set it on
fire, and it was partially burned. Since
that time it has been vacant and the
day before the fire was sold by the own
er, V. IL Weaver, to P. F. Miller, for
50. Miller had made arrangements to
have it torn down this week, and save
what he could. Since the fire he has
commenced work on it and is having it
torn down. For awhile it looked as
though the Friedhof .store would be
damaged, and but for the fact that the
clerks were on the top tloor at the time
the tire was discovered and closed the
iron shutters, their damage would have
been considerable. Their loss, however,
Work of moving out the frame build
ing to make room for the new addition
to the Meridian hotel, was commenced
last week. The addition will be brick
and three stories high, the two upper
providing twenty additional sleeping
rooms for the hotel, and the ground
floor to be occupied by a mercantile
establishment. The new part will be
pressed brick, the same as the First
National bank building across the street,
and the present building will also be
veneered with pressed brick, and made
modern. The contemplated improve
ments will require an expenditure of
between $i:i,000 and $14,000. and when
completed the hotel building will be a
credit to the city. For the present the
interior will not be remodelled, but
later landlord Todeuhoft says that
this will he done.
The annual meeting of the Fish and
Game Protective association met at
Phillipps & lluilat's sporting goods
house Monday evening. Other than the
regular order of business and the re
election of all of the old officers, the
association instructed their secretary,
L. F. Phillipps, to purchase ten pair of
Hungarian partridges, the birds to be
liberated in this vicinity. Several coveys
of the ring-necked pheasants that the
association liberated one and two years
ago, have been seen this spring, which
shows that some of the birds at least
have come through the hard winter.
But it seems to be the general opinion
among members of the association that
the Hungarian partridge is going to
prove the better bird for this climate.
Saturday evening the democrats held
their city convention at the Firemen's
hall to place in nomination candities for
city offices. As this is practically an "off
year" only candidates for the council
and school board are to be elected. The
convention nominated the following
candidates for the council: First ward.
John Scbmocker; Third ward, O. F.
Elias; Fourth ward, A. W Olark. The
nominees for the Third ami Fourth
wards are at present members of the
council for those wards. As the school
bos ul is non-partisan, but one candidate
was named P. F. Lu6cbsinger to suc
ceed Henry Lnbker. Louis Lightner
was chairman Bnd Fred Plath secretary
of the convention.
Last week the board of supervisors
appointed W. T. Strother of Monroe a
member of the Soldiers' and Sailors'
Belief commission to take the place of
R. L. Kossiter, who has removed from
j the county. The term of the appoint
' ment is three years.
Dr. Naumauu. Dentiat 13 Si.
Dr. Morrow, office Lueschen building.
Easter Millinery at Gray's.
For your Easter hat, go to Mrs Nug
ent's. Four room house for rent. Elliott,
Speice & Co.
The latest styles in hats for Easter at
For Sale A small cash register.
Phillipps & Rudat.
For toys' and young men's suits, see
Wanted Girl for general housework.
Mrs. F. K. Strother.
Dr. C.A. Allenburger, oflee in new
State Bank building.
Drs. Carstenson & Hyland, Veterinar
ians. Both phones 212.
Dr. W. R. Neumarker, office with Dr.
O. D. Evans, west side of Park.
Easter Gloves at Gray's.
Mrs. Win. Moore of Genoa was a Co
lumbus visitor Suuday at the borne of
Take a look at those nobby spring
suits, from $10.00 to $25.(10, at The Ger-harz-Flynn
Lester Westcott of Creston was a
guest at the home of his brother, Ross
Harry E. Mowery, who is employed as
cook at the Her Grand in Omaha, came
up Monday on a business trip.
There will be English Easter services
at the German Lutheran church next
Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock.
Editor D. J. Poynter of the Albion
Argus was in the city Monday, enroute
to Indiana to attend the funeral of a
Found On the road between Colum
bus and Platte Center, a lap robe. Call
at Journal office, identify robe and pay
for this notice.
D. Burr Jones, general secretary of
the Y. M. C. A. of this city, addressed
the audience at the Hanscom Park
Methodist church in Omaha last Sunday
Don't miss Saiah Wathema
Brown and Chicago Boy Choir,
Wednesday, March 30, 8:15 p.
m. V. M. C. A. Course.
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Ford of Boulder,
Colo., accompanied by Mrs. Ford's
mother, arrived Friday, and are visiting
at the home of M. S. Fish. .Mr. Ford is
a brother-in-law of Mr. Fish.
Mrs. Jos Lassek died Monday at her
home, seventeen miles west of this city,
death being due to peritonitis. Funeral
services will be held Thursday afternoon
from the Catholic church in Duncan,
and burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Eugene Clark who has been visiting
at Baker City, Oregon, at the home
of his sister. Mrs. (J. A. Bernhardt,
for the past several months, returned
to his home in this city last Friday
evening. He was head clerk in one of
the large department stores while there.
Gua Olson, the machinist at the Union
Pacific round house who was seriously
injured by the explosion of an air drum
a few weeks ago, was compelled to sub
mit to an operation last Friday, the
surgeons taking off his leg just below
the knee. The wound which was caus
ed by the explosion had refused to heal
and the amputation was neoeasary to
save bis life.
About 2:30 Tuesday morning Are of an
unknown origin was discovered in the
vacant house at the corner of Sixteenth
and Adams streets. The building had
not yet been completed, having been
commenced last fall, although but little
finishing remained to be done. The
cellar where the fire was discovered,
was partially filled with shayinga and
kindling. The bouse was owned by
Mrs. P. Penkala. and was being com
pleted by contractor Geo. Kohler. The
damage was confied to the floor, which
was badly scorched.
Fred Stinhorat and Mrs. Riley were
up before Police Judge O'Brien Monday
charged with being drank. Friday
night they proceeded to get on a jag and
Stinhorat locked the Riley woman in his
shop, ostensibly for the purpose of hav
ing her sober up. Later Stinhorat came
from home and went to the shop, and
Mrs. Stinhorat found him there. She
at once called Policeman Hagel, who
took the couple in charge and locked
them up. Judge O'Brien assessed each
of them $5 and costs for the performance,
and they paid their fines and were dis
charged. The following rrom the Omaha World
Herald tells of ibe settlement of thesnit
filed for damages for the death of A. M.
Bushnell at the Platte river bridge last
February: Robert Z. Drake, doing busi
ness as the Standard Bridge company,
has paid the estate of Arthur M. Bush
nell $2,500 damages for bis death. Sait
and answer confessing judgment were
filed at the same time in district court.
John M. Brock, as administrator, filed
the suit which alleged that the collapse
of the Platte river bridge near Columbus
on February 3 caught Bashaell beneath
it and inflicted the injuries which caused
8 ROOM HOUSE
Good barn and five acres of
lnad, 12 blocks from Post
Post Office Block Columbus, Neb.
Dr. W. S. Evans, Union Block.
Drs. Paul and Matzen, Dentists.
Easter hosiery at Gray's.
Dr. Vallier, Osteopath. Barber block.
Dr. G. A. Ireland, State Bank bldg.
First-class printing done at the Jour
Ladies Easter Neckwear at
Easter hats, see the new creation at
Dr. Cbas. II. Campbell, oculist and
auriat, 121ft Olive street.
For Unions, try a superior, a perfect
fit, at Gerharz-Flynn Co.
For fine watch, clock and jewelry re
pairing, try Carl Froemel, the Eleventh
The homes of E. G. Malone and Peter
Urayus have been quarantined for scar
let fever during the last week.
Christ Bienz of this city has been
summoned as a member of the federal
grand jury, which meets in Omaha.
Try a pair of the Interwoven toe and
heel hose. .They beat anything you ever
saw for wear, at The Gerharz-Flynn Co.
Y. M. C. A. Wednesday March
30 Sarah Watheua Brown and
Chicago Boy Choir. A ninsical
Wanted District manager with head
quarters at Oolnmbus. A grand oppor
tunity for tlie right man. Address in
confidence Life. P. O. Box 1963, New
Oolunibns bowlers defeated the Fre
mont team at the Hagel alleys last Sat
urday evening, the score of the teams
being ColumbuB, 2618; Fremont, 2312.
The line up for the teams was Columbus,
Kavanaugb, Gulzmer. Sawyer, Oeborn,
Nichols, the name team that bowled at
St. Louis. Fremont was represented by
Hammond, Lucas, Koepenic, Wright,
Douglas. In the doubles Fremont was
victorious. Hammond and Lucas defeat
ing Kavanaugb and Sawyer by a score of
1915 to 1787. Both Columbus and Fre
mont teams go to Omaha for Sunday,
where Columbus and Fremont will bowl,
and later the Columbus team will bowl
with the celebrated Metz team, the
champions of Nebraska.
The Spanish Orchestra, which will ap
pear at the North Theatre on Sunday
evening, March 27th, is attracting con
siderable attention among the musio lov
ing people of the city. This sacred re
cital will take place immediately follow
ing the evening services in the oharches
of the city, and in consequence the
opening overture will not begin until
8:30. As before stated the proceeds of
this entertainment here will lie applied
to a fund for the entertainment of
delegates to the state reunion of Spanish
American war veterans to be held in this
city April 2Clb and 27th. The orchestra
will be assisted by Frederick Irving,
baritone, formerly leading man with
Sbumann-Heink, in the rendition of
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 SOI
HARNESS AND COAL
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
Last Saturday night the Fontein
Bros., gave a free piano recital in the Y.
M. O. A.
William Parker, general secretary at
Hasting will address the boys's meeting
next Sunday at 3:00 o'clock. Everybody
is invited to hear him. Mr. Parker will
also speak at the men's meeting at 4:00
o'clock Sunday afternoon. Men are
cordially invited to attend this service.
Next Saturday evening, March 2Cth,
William Parker of Hastings will give his
stereopticon lecture "Out Door Life" in
the Y. M. C. A., under the auspices of
the boys department. This lecture
takes in hiking, camping, cross country
running, mountain climbing, swimming
rowing, sailing, snapping, memory for
gettery and 20.000 miles on foot. It is a
lecture that will be interesting and en
tertaining to both young and old. It is
worth seeing and bearing. Admission
15 cents to everybody.
Sarah Watbena Brown and the
Chicago Boy Oboir will be the big at
traction at the Y. M. C. A. next Wed
nesday evening, March 30tb. Sarah
Wathena Brown is a barpiste of nation
al fame and with ber musical boys she
gives a novelty concert and performance
that exceeds any juvenile lyceum at
traction. The program by the boys
will be a perfect round of pleasure.
Tbey sing, in costume, the national
patriotic airs of many nations. A very
novel thing will be their performance on
the Marambopbone, on the Bagpipes,
the TamlKiurines, and Castanets. This
will be one of the beet entertainments
of the whole course and perhaps the
best musical entertainment the people
of Columbus have ever bad in the city.
The regular course ticket admit. Single
admission, 35 cents.
Last Friday evening the parents of
the boys in the Bible study were guests
at a supper given by the hoys at the Y.
M. C. A. The purpose of the gathering,
besides the social enjoyment was to bring
the parents into closer touch with the
work the boys have been doing the win
ter. The menu was a good substantial
one and a committee of fine looking
boys performed the waiter's "stunt."
After every one had gone through the
menu, clear past the cake, James Colton
the toastmaster, delivered one of bis
eloquent addresses and proceeded with
veteran deliberateness to introduce the
speaker of the evening. Jim made a
good toastmaster for he kept things on
the move and bad some apt variations
for the introduction of each speaker.
"The Bible class suppers," was the sub
ject of the first speaker, Carl ftusche,
whom the toastmaster introduced as a
striking example of what the Bible class
supper will do for a fellow who is regu
lar in attendance. Carl made a good
talk, showing that there bad been an
average of about 40 boys in Bible classes
each week, and that much benefit hsd
been derived from them. He stated al
so that many of the boys are going into
the special class to prepare for the inter
national examinations on April 19th.
Frank Bolide was then introduced to
speak on "How We Get 'Em." Frank
explained the work of the membership
committee and its organization, showing
that the purpose of this committee ia not
only to get new members but also to get
them interested in all of the association
activities. Frank is to be commended
on the talk he made. Homer Bush then
spoke on "The Sunday meetings." He
showed that the average attendance at
the menu meeting had been about 30
Anyone who heard Homer cannot doubt
that these meetings, though small, have
been very effective. He spoke of the
religions training and the christian ex
perience it brings to a fellow who takes
part and said: "It makes Christ more
of a personal Saviour." Is'nt that worth
while? Mr. Kienzel and Mr. Putnam
then made brief remarks after which the
toastmaster asked Rev Dibble to offer n
word of prayer. Every one of the boys
did surprisingly well and the gathering
was an "eye opener" to some of the par
ents. There were about 90 in attendance.
Chris M. Christensen, Lindsay 21
Ellyn L. Nelson, St. Edward 31
Arthur Woxberg, Genoa. 24
Anna O. Peterson, 'Lindsay 17
Grace Episcopal Church Services.
Good Friday three hours devotion
beginning at 12 o'clock noon. Easter
services. Extensive preparations are
being made for these services. The
music is beautiful, spirited and inspiring.
The choir will include a number of the
oity's favorite singers. The Columbus
oommandery of Knight Templars will
attend the morning services is full uni
form. The following musio will be
Processional Welcome happy morn
ing A. S. Sullivan
Christ our Passover . . . W. O. Wilkinson
Te Deum Laudamns H. Pepper
Jubilate Deo Edw. L. Cranmer
Credo Caleb Simper
Introit Angels roll the rock away
V k m Aopcr
Hymn At the Lamb's high feast
Anthem Christ is Risen
E. Wheaton tteade
Kyrie Eleiaon Caleb Simper
Suraum Corda Caleb Simper
Gloria in Excelsis Old chant
Recessional Allebria Lyra Davidica
Mr. Saffron, director; Miss Slater,
organist; Mies Pobl, violinist. Early
communion 8 a. m. ; Sunday school 10
a. m.; morning service 11 a. m. In the
evening at 7 o'clock the Sunday school
will have a service called "The Lord is
Risen," prepared by J. Lincoln Hall, and
including solo's and dnetts; a motion
song by the Infant class. This service
is under the direction of Mrs Xanders
and Mrs. Hookenberger.
Father Xandf.kh, Rector.
Route No. 3.
John Schreiber moved on to the Beck
er farm last week.
Otto Hembd ia completing a new dou
ble corn crib and granary.
Winter wheat has shown a mnrkeil im
provement during the last week.
Business called our wide awake miller,
Peter Schmitt to Columbus last Satur
day. Mr. and Mrs. Win. Lange, jr , are the
proud parents of a baby boy. born Sat
Husking corn and sowing oats at the
same time is something unusual, but is
not an uncommon slight this spring.
Peter Meyer, who purchased the
Rhodeborst place last fall, is repairing
the house and building a machine
Wm. Lange, ar., and daughter attend
ed a birthday reception at the home of
Henry A lbe rs. west of Platte Center, last
Eddie Brunken was in Columbus Sat
urday and Sunday, and attended con
firmation services at the Hernias Luth
John Randal, our road overseer, has
been keeping tab on the bad places in
the road and is endeavoring to put them
in the best possible condition.
The grading down of the bill at Fred
Seefeld's was commenced Tuesday. The
township board of Shell Creek township
expect to expend $350 in this work.
After an illness of two weeks with
typhoid pneumonia. Jack Weetbrook
died at bis home, on west Seventeenth
street, last Friday evening. Mr. West
brook was born at St. Edward October
' 1884. He came to CuIuiuIiub several
years ago and for a while was employed
with a Union Pacific bridge gang. On
December 18, 1907. he was united in
marriage to Miss Msry Meeks. who sur
vives him. One brother, H. W. West
brook, who is employed as baggageman
at the Union Pacific, also resides in this
city. He was- taken to St. Edward Sat
urday afternoon, and funeral services
were held Sunday at the Methodist
cburcb, being conducted by the pastor,
and burial was in the St. Kdwanl cem
etery. For the present there will lie nothing
done toward providing more room or
building a new courthouse, at least that
was the result of the meetings called for
that purpose at the court house last
Wednesday. ' The taking out of the
Platte river bridge, which is of much im
portance, called for aid from the super
visors, and tbey allowed $5,000 for that
purpose, and in view of this the court
house proposition will rest for the pre
sent. However, the meeting developed
the fact that the board will sooner or
later call for a bond issue of approxim
ately$100,000, to build a new and modern
structure on the present site.
Route No. 1.
Farmers are all busy in the field.
Herman Gigox is hauling material for
a new bouse.
Geo. Loeeke bought a new carringe of
the latest style.
Jacob Greiscn is building an addition
to the bouse on bis farm.
Mrs. Henty Rieder returned last Sat
urday from a visit at Silver Creek.
David and Wm. Luche and their
families were in Columbus last Friday
J. C Patterson, substitute carrier, de
livered mail on the route last Saturday.
About' 300 members of the Columbus
Commercial club to get acquainted with
home industry by smoking El Praximo
and Little Joe cigars, made by Derring
ton & Williams.
Do away with the scrub
brush and bucket
Transparent Waxei Oil
Grease will not spoil it.
No dust in sweeping.
Is not expensive and saves
POLLOCK & GO.
The Druggist on the Corner
Wet your reserved seat for
Mrs. Itrown awl Chicago Boy
Choir. Single admissioa 35
cents, reserved seats 10 cents.
Course ticket admits.
Wednesday morning the old Union
Pacific freight depot, which was moved
to the west end of the yards and ia bow
used as a store house, was set on fire by
sparks from the engine pulling No. 11,
the Denver train. The blaze also
caught in the grass and rubbish and set
fire to some piling near thebranoh track.
For awhile it looked as though the
building would be burned to the ground
but the department succeeded in getting
it under control, notwithstanding the
great distance from any fire hydrant.
TI)e Union Pacific have been very for
tunate in the matter of fires in this city,
but for their own protection they should
arrange for dydrants convenient for the
city department, as the long delay on
account of distance may result in a heavy
loss to them.
Monday evening the republican city
convention was held in the Firemen's
ball, and a complete ticket named. Carl
Kramer president and Frank Schram
secretary. The first business was the
selection of a member of the school
board, and the present incumbent. Dr.
EL II. Naumann, whose term expires, waa
renominated. Representatives from
the four wards were then requested to
select their candidates for the council,
and the following were selected aad
nominated: First ward, OttoKummer;
Second ward, Isaac Brock; Third ward,
Gus G. Hecber. jr . Fourth ward, F. S.
Davis. After the nominations were
made the following city central com
mittee was then named: First ward. G.
Friscbbolz; Second ward, Fred Lanz;
Third ward, R. G. Strother; Fourth ward.
Frank Scbrnm. Frank Schram waa
elected chairman of the city committee.
Tuesday evening the meeting of the
stockholders of the Columbus base ball
club finished up all the business that
will probably come before that body
during the bane ball season. In the
selection of a ground, the present one in
the southwest part of town, was decided
on. Thero will have to be considerable
work done on it so that there will be no
delay in the games, und very likely ad
ditional bleachers und grand stand will
be built. Manuger Dulan is getting in
touch with quite a number of men who
desire to join the Columbus team, but as
yet no contracts have been signed. Dur
ing the trying out period for the players
quite a number of games will be played,
and admission will be charged to some
of them. If present plans carry out,
Columbus may have an opportunity to
see one or more of th- Western lea
gue teams on the borne grounds, ss it is
quite likely that Omaha and perhaps
Lincoln may be secured to play one or
more of their practice games in this city
It is the desire of the management of
the club to give the season a good seed
off here, and as Columbus is scheduled
for a game to open the season, they are
arranging for a half holiday on that day,
and also run excursions from the branch
es and main line.
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. Price iu
boys' from 50c, 75c, $1 and $1.25.
In two piece garments we have
a splendid line ready for your in
spection and ranging in price
from 50c to $2 50 a garment. Buy
early while th sizes are complete.