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FORTY-FIRST YEAR. NUMBER 4.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1910.
WHOLE NUMBER 2,006.
J In May Series "W" I
U! for subscription 5
BECHER, H0CKENBER6ER & ;
i CHAMBERS $
Wheat, new '-'S
White corn 48
liiis, top $8.-10
H MANY YEARS AGO.
Files or the Journal May ii, 1877.
Major Frank North with his force of
Pawnees left Sidney on Saturday for the
1'nwnee reservation in the Indian Ter
ritory. S. O. Smith, land agent in this city,
informs ua that about thirty BectionB of
lund lying in the northwestern portion
of Platte county, have been selected and
located by l)r Krnliulc of Buffalo, N.
Y., who is establishing a colony upon
these lands with citizens from New York
One hundred and sixty l'nnca Indians
came into the city Saturday, being the
advance party from that tribe bound for
the Indian Territory for permanent set
tlement. They appoar to have good
teams, and they themselves are well and
comfortably clothed. They camped
south of the Loup river and were still in
the city Monday afternoon.
It is the opinion of many of our citi
zens that the recent heavy rain together
with the cold weather which accom
panied it, will destroy fill the young
grasshoppers which remained on the
cultivated lands during the rainfall.
The hoppers that found shelter in the
prairie jjraB are reported to be in good
living condition, and should at once,
under proper regulations, be attended to
by prairie tires as the best method of
destroying the pests.
The Census Kmimcralion.
The enumeration for Platte county is
progressing nicely and from the present
outlook the work in the city of Colum
bus will be practically completed this
week and most of the county finished by
the end of next week.
One of the Platte county enumerators,
P. .1. McCaffrey of this city, has made
the second best record out of 215 enu
merators, securing -41 names in one day.
So far a correct lint of the enumera
tors in this county has not been pub
lisheJ. but l-Iow is the official list of
those engaged in the work:
F 11 Citttnu. Bismark; II .1 Brian, Bur
rows; Peter Konlowski. Butler and Loup;
Geo II Winslow, Columbus twp; P J
McCaffrey, wards one and two, Colum
bus city; Maurice Whitmoyer, wards
three and four, ColumhuB city; V F Pal
mateer, Creston; .1 C Patterson, Grand
Prairie; L W Maier. Granrille: John F
Ueeves, Humphrey; Daisy G Uritliu,
.lohet: K F LuMenski. Lost Creek; 0 W
Gertseh. Monroe; William Connor, Oco
nee; F W Edwards. St Bernard; Emil
Benthaok, Shell Creek. J II Luschen,
Sherman; Florence Olsen, Walker: RE
All the latest shades and
Sign Writing a Spicially
D. C. KAVANAUGH
Spanish War Veterans Third Annual
Tuesday and Wednesday the third
reunion of the Spanish war veterans, de
partment of Nebraska, was held in this
city. Tuesday afternoon and evening
was devoted to arranging the headquart
ers and registering the incoming veter
ans who are attending the reunion. An
evening session of the council of admin
istration was held Tuesday to arrange
for the business of the encampment
Wednesday morning, which was held in
the parlors of the Meridian hotel.
The important business, outside of the
routine for Wednesday morning, was the
election of officers, which resulted as
Department Commander, . II. Phelps
Lincoln; Senior Vice Commander, Aug
ust WHPnar.Columhua: Junior Vice Com
mander. Perry Miller, Omaha; Judge
Advocate, Mark Murke, Columbus; Sur
geon, John G. Marron, Brainard; Chap
lain, Chas Goodall, Omaha; Inspector,
George Lndeen, Lincoln; Marshal, A. L.
ltollin, Columbus; Department Adjut
ant, Harry F. McGnrren, reappointed by
Department Commander Phelps was
re-elected by acclamation after he had
declined, hut the delegates iuBisted on
his being commander for the coming
The following council of administra
tion was then elected: F. D. Eager,
Lincoln; A. D. Fetterman, Omaha; John
C. Hartigan, Fairbury; Wiu. Scbultz,
Fairbury; H. D. Corneau, Omaha; 0. G.
Adams, Lincoln; J. S. Haney, F. S. Le
Lincoln was selected bs the place for
the l'.Ul encampment and which will
meet in that city on April 25, the anni
versary of President McKinley's call for
At the installation of the department
officers, Department Commander G. A.
Axeleon of Missouri acted as installing
Resolutions were unanimously adopt
ed asking the senators nnd representa
tives from Nebraska to use their influ
ence to have the Maine raised and re
move the bodies of the sailor dead to the
National cemetery at Arlington.
During the afternoon a camp lire was
held in the Eagles hall which was well
attended by the visitors The program
consisted of music and stories of army
Senior Vice Commander in Chief
Emory F. Marshall arrived Tuesday af
ternoon and was a guest of honor, both
at the camp Ore and banquet.
Quite a number of the wives of the
veterans accompanied them and they
were entertained by the wives of the lo
cal members, who entertained them at
the home of John Brock and also treated
them to an automobile ride around the
The reunion and encampment closed
with n banquet at the Maennerchor hall
and ball at the Orpheus hall.
The banquet was served by the St.
Anne ladies and covers were laid for
about two hundred. Gen. John O.
Hartigan presided as toastmaster, and
the speakers of the evening were W. A.
McAllister of this city for the Grand
Army. Gen. J. H. Culver of Milford,
Capt. Arthur Underwood of Cheyenne.
Wyo.; Cupt. Allen G. Fisher of Chadron;
lion. Emory F. Marshall, senior vice
commander in chief, of Chicago.
On and after May 1st, 11U0, the fol
lowing fee schedule will be in effect,
same having been adopted by the Platte
County Medical Society.
Office consultation $1.00 to 5.00
Ci ty cal Is (day) 2 00
City cnlls (night) 8 p. in. to
Sa. m 11.00 to r.oo
Consultation fee 5.00 to 10.00
Obstetrical work, minimum
Extra calls at regular rates
Country callB $1.00 permileor fraction
thereof, plus office consultation fee,
minimum, $2 50.
Country calls (night) same as city,
plus $1.00 per mile or fraction thereof.
Contagious diseases at a reasonable
advance over regular rates.
Signed: D. T. Martyn,
O. D. Evans,
C. A. Allenburger,
F. H. Morrow,
W. S. Evans,
D. T. Martyn, jr.,
Charles H. Campbell,
L. O. Voss,
W. R. Neumarker.
Bridge Bonds Carry.
Monday's special election in the city
for $25,000 Platte river bridge bonds was
almost unanimous in favor of the propo
sition. There was some opposition to
the bonds, but it was not very strenuous
or effective. The total vote was 881 for
to 74 against. Following is the vote by
First ward 215 23
Second ward 181 SI
Third ward 250 11
Fourth ward 220 7
Total 881 74
About 300 memliers of the Columbus
Commercial club to get acquainted with
home industry by smoking El Praximo
' and Little Joe cigars, made by Derring-
ton & Williams.
Dr. Naumanu. Dentist 13 St.
Dr. Morrow, office Lueechen bnilding.
Wm. Dietrichs, painting, Ind. phone
Four room house for rent. Elliott.
Speice & Co.
For boys' and young men's suits, see
Dr. C.A. Allenburger, offloe in new
State Bank building.
Dra. Carstenson & Hyland, Veterinar
ians. Both phones 212.
Dr. W. R. Neumarker, office with Dr.
O. D. Evans, west Bide of Park.
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Gray returned
Saturday evening from their wedding
Take a look at those nobby spring
suits, from $10.00 to $25.00, at The Ger-harz-Flynn
The entrance to our law office is now
from the south side of the First National
Bank building. Albert & Wagner.
Wanted District manager with head
quarters at Columbus. A grand oppor
tunity for the right man. Address in
conGdence Lire. P. O. Box 15)63, New
A bad lire at Olarks last Thursday af
ternoon destroyed property valued at
$15,000, and II. J. Horstman of this city,
who owned one of the implement sheds
that were burned, estimates bis loss at
August Dietrichs and G. Launer left
Monday morning for an extended trip to
the Pacific coast They go by the way
of Billings over the Burlington and from
there to Portland and San Francisco,
returning over the southern route.
One of Columbus' marksmen, Les
ter Gates, tied for first place in
the shoot at Beaver Crossing last Tues
day and Wednesday. Others from Col
umbus who were present at the shoot
were D. D. Bray, D.Thorpe, C. E. Jones
and W. M. Haney.
P. J. McCaffrey went to Omaha Tues
day morning as representative from this
city to the grand council meetings of the
Royal Arcanum and Knights and Ladies
of Security. These councils will be held
Tuesday and Wednesday, each to con
clude with a banquet in the evening.
About noon Saturday, during the
high wind, sparks from a locomotive set
fire to some rubbish near the gas works,
ami its close promuxity to the tank
made it a dangerous blaz9 for awhile.
The department resjionded promptly
and it whs put out without causing any
Mr. II. Boone of Lincoln, arrived in
the city Monday to be present at the
meeting of the Spanish American War
Veterans. Mr. Boone is 79 years old, a
veteran of the Civil war being with
General Sherman, lie is father of our
townsman, A. C. Boone, with whom he
Owing to the numerous other meetings
in the city the Columbus Commercial
club did not elect officers Monday even
ing, and all the work that was accom
plished was that of a few committees.
Arrangements have been made to hold
the election of officers on Wednesday,
May 4, at the next meeting of the club.
Monday morning a train load of New
England hotel men tarried in this city
for a short time. They were traveling
in a special train and were on their way
home. As the trains which were to be
met by a reception committee, was not
due in Omaha until after three o'clock a
stop was made here so they should not
arrive ahead of time.
Beginning with Monday of this week
the firm of Dietrich k Prieb. wall paper
and painting, was succeeded by Prieb fc
Betterton, Ben Betterton purchasing
August Dietrichs interest in the firm.
The new firm continue in the same loca
tion, and the new member of the firm,
Ben Betterton, has been in the employ
of the old firm for tome time.
The Swine department of the 1910
State Fair, Sept. 5th to 0th, will contain
a fine showing of Poland China, Berk
shire. Duroc, Chester White, Hampshire,
Large Yorkshire and Tamwarth hogs.
The prices now obtained for swine will
make this show one of extreme value,
and Superintendent G. A. Leonard of
Pawnee City is busy assigning pens to
those making early applications.
Beginning with this week Manager
Joe Dolan is trying out the players sign
ed for the Columbus team this season.
All the men have arrived here, and are
now hard at work. The grounds are be
ing put in shape and a fence is being
built and the grand stand repaired.
The first practice game of the season
will be Sunday when Green's Indians,
probably the best amateur team in the
state, will play a picked team of those
now trying out here.
Barton 0. Aylesworth, presi
dent of Colorado Agricultural
College, will deliver his lecture
on "Women and the Ballot in
Colorado" at the Y. M.C. A. on
Sunday afternoon, May 1st, at
4 p. m., and in the erening he
will speak in the Congregation
al church, taking for his sub
ject "Judge Lindsay and the
Juvenile Court." Come and
8 ROOM HOUSE
Good barn and five acres of
lnad, 12 blocks from Post
Post Office Block
Dr. VY. S. Evans, Union Block.
Dra. Paul and Matzea, Dentists.
Dr. Vallier. Osteopath, Barter block.
Dr. Chas. II. Campbell, oculist sad
aurist, 1215 Olive street
For Unions, try a superior, a perfeot
fit, at Gerharz-Flynn Co.
For Kent The Wilckins residence,
15W Olive street. Enquire of Henry
For fine watch, clock and jewelry re
pairing, try Carl Froemel, the Eleventh
Try a pair of the Interwoven toe and
heel hose. They beat anything you ever
saw for wear, at The Gerbarz-Flynn Co.
Engine Company No. 1 will give a
dance in the Orpheus ball next Wednes
day evening. May ' to which the public
Mrs. O. O. Shannon returned Tuesday
evening from her extended visit with
her daughter. Mrs. W. B. Kenney, at
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Pollock returned
Tuesday evening from Franklin Grove,
111., where they were called by the death
of Mr. Pollock's mother.
Word has lieen received from George
Bloedorn, who underwent an operation
for his knee up at Rochester, Minn., two
weeks ago, is improving nicely.
Mrs. II. H. Hunger left Wednesday
morning for Burlington, lows, after a
visit at the home of Martin Bloedorn
and family for the past few days.
Z. A. Weldin, who sold the photograph
gallery on North street, has fitted up
the room on the second iloor of the old
Journal building on Eleventh street,
between North and Olive, and baa open
ed a photograph gallery.
Last Saturday afternoon the marriage
or Miss Florence Ready and John M.
Dowler, was solemnized at Grace Episco
pal rectory, the rector, Rev. W. H. Xan
ders performing the ceremony. The
couple arc from West Virginia.
E. C. Stevens, of Buckley, Wash., be
came demented while going east on a
Union PaciGc train, about two weeks ago
and was taken to the hospital here, suffi
ciently recovered to resume his journey,
and left for Chicago last Wednesday
Monday evening May 2, the German
Veterans' association will entertain at
Maennerchor hall, the guests of honor
being Chris Iossi and Bert Englemann,
who leave the first of the month for an
extended summer trip in'Europe, includ
ing their old home.
But ten cases of scarlet fever are now
under quarantine, the remainder having
been released from quarantine. The
city authorities have bad very little
trouble in keeping down the spread of
this disease. Reports regarding cases at
the sisters school and also Ibe Third
ward school are entirely without founda
tion, as at neither of the two places has
there been any cause for alarm, much
less any cases of the disease. City
Physician Morrow is looking after all
the quarantines and sees that they are
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 ia
the coal trade which makes it possible
for us to serve you better cheaper and
more satisfactory than anybody else.
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HARNESS AND COAL
A buss meeting is hereby called to be
held ia the Congregational church, next
Friday evening, at 8 p. m., for the pur
pose of ascertaining the sentiment of
Columbus people in regard to Sunday
base ball. All base ball enthusiasts are
cordially invited to come and state their
views. By order op Committer.
Platte Bridge Bonds Carry in the
By a vote of six to one tbe $5,000 Plat
te river bridge bonds were carried in
Columbus Tuesday. The vote was 192
for to 32 against While there was some
opposition to tbe bonds, many realized
that the interest of tbe township and
city were identical in many respects, and
that tbe prosperity of the city was
shared in to an extent by the township.
Tbe Congregational church offers the
following services for next Sunday:
Sunday school 9:45; worship 11; Y.P. S.
C E. 7 p. m.; evening worship 8. Of the
morning the pastor will speak from the
subject; The Church's Mission. There
will be communion and reception of
members. Of the evening the following
program will lip rendered:
Hymn O Rock of Ages
Hymn Waiting at the Door
Solo (selected", Mrs. Milton Bower
Ob, It Is Wonderful Duet and Chorus
Mrs. Hoyle, Mr. Fricke and Choir.
Hymn-O Worship The King
Lecture The Juvenile Court Dr.
Hymn Take Time To Be Holy
William L. Dibble, Pastor.
Columbus Association of Congrega
The Oolumbus Associatioi of Congre
gational churches and Ministers meet
with tbe Congregational church of this
city. May 3d. The ladies of tbe church
will lay a banquet in the V. M. O. A. for
250. The following program will be car
Banquet 8:30 o'clock
Grace Rev. Samuel B. Harkness
Moderator's remarks and presentation
of Mr. L. W. Snow as toastmaster. .
Rev. Arthur C. Townsend
Music Violin and piano
Miss Slater and Mr. Walter
Address of welcome 1
Rev. I. D. RouBh, Ph. D
Response to address of welcome
Rev. O. D. Moon
Music Violin and piano
Miss Slater and Mr. Walter
Evening theme The Church in tbe
(a) The church as a Social Factor
Mr.O. M. Dcedliam
(h) The church an Intel lectunl Factor
President D. B. Perry
Solo (selected Mrs. Hoyle
(c) The church a Spiritual Factor
Rev.S. H. Buell
Music Violin and piano
Miss Slater and Mr. Walter
Benediction Rev. W. H. Xanders
Wednesday will be devoted to tbe bus
iness of the association reports of work
and papers on helpful themes, closing
Wednesday evening with a service of
music by the choir, sermon by Rev.
Moon and communion. Tbe public is
cordially invited to these services.
William L. Dibble,
Chairman of Business Committee.
Following is a list of unclaimed mail
natter remaining in tbe post office at
Columbus, Nebraska, for tbe period end
ing April, 27, 1910:
Letters F E Brown. D Ohantilar,
George B Northway, John O'Donnell
Prof J F Ray. JESprague, CMStow
ell. L J Smith, Joergen Schow, Thomas
Wokersoni MissEstella White.
Cards-J E McArine, Ira Mallory.
George 'Pritchard. Johnnie Rood. C M
Parties calling for any of the above
will please say advertised.
Carl Kramkr, P. M.
State Association of Commercial
Beginning with today- the annual
meeting of the State Commercial Clubs
will be held in this city. Tuesday even
ing some of the state officers arrived so
as to be on. the ground to meet the in
coming delegates, and to direct then to
the headquarters at the Y. M. C. A.
building, which is the place where dele
gates register and also where the busi
ness meetings will be held.
The selection of the place of meeting
for next year will probably take up some
of the time of the convention, there
being several towns who want to enter
tain the clnbe, prominent among whom
is Kearney, and they will be here with a
big bunch of boosters.
Practically all the delegates for to
morrow's meeting will arrive today, and
this evening a business meeting will be
held. One of the matters of importance
to be brought before the meeting will be
a resolution to the next legislature to
provide for a liberal increase in the
amount of tbe appropriation for adver
tising the state in the east. At present
the amount is insignificant and a liberal
increase would be of ineslimab!e value,
as the state, and especially the interior
towns, are almost unknown in the east.
Columbus Entertains the Bankers.
Last Friday Oolumbus entertained
Group 2 of tbe Nebraska Bankers' as
soc;ation at their twelfth annual meet
ing. There were 170 members of the as
sociation present at tbe meeting, and
the session?, both morning and evening,
were held in tbe Y. MT C. A. building.
A good program had been prepared for
the sessions, and after this had been
disposed of the following officers were
elected for the coming year. F. H.
Claridge, Blair, president; E. E. Kyle,
Wahoo, vice president; A. R. Miller,
Columbus, secretary nnd treasurer. In
tbe evening there was a banquet for vis
iting bankers at Maennerchor hall.where
plates wcro laid for about two hundred.
E. R. Gnrney of Fremont acted as toast
master and besides tbe local speakers
E. E. Kyle of Wahoo and J. W. Whelp
ton of Ogallala responded to toasts.
Group 2 included the counties of Wash
ington, Dodge, Saunders, Colfax, Platte.
Boone, Nance. Polk nnd Butler, and
all these were well represented.
Among those who were present at tbe
meeting were representatives from Chi
cago. Kansas City, Omaha and South'
The local committee in charge of the
arrangements left nothing undone to
mnke the stay of the visiting bankers as
pleasant an possible, and take with them
nothing bnt a favorable impression of
Fremont was selected as the plnce for
holding the 1911 convention of the as
sociation on the same date as this year.
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
All senior members who are interested
in boxing are requested to meet Wednes
day evening with the physical director in
tbe Y. M. O. A.
Barton O. Aylesworth. L. L. D , will
speak at a mass meeting at the Y. M. O.
A. at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon. F.very
body is invited to come and bear this
Twelve boys from the local Y. M. O.
A. Bible classes took the examinations
given by the International committee in
the "Travels of Paul" by Jackson. The
following ib a list of tbe local particip
ants. Albert J. Phillips, Jaines1 Oolton,
Harold Sloan. Everett Welch, Earl Ool
ton, Wellington Rathbnrn. Homer Rush,
Carl Ruscbe. Donald Sloan. Edward
Weaver, Glenn Munger. This ia the
Grst time the local association bos tuken
part in the International examinations
and the lioys have made a good start.
The marks made by the hoys range from
99J. per cent to 74' per cent, only one
being below 75 per cent. Each boy who
wins a mark of 75 per cent or above will
receive a beautiful, engraved certiticate
from the International committee of the
Young Men's Christian association. It
is very likely that all of these fellows
will receive the certificate. This is per
haps the beet showing made by any as
sociation in tbe state along this line.
Tbe boys will receive another reward.
C. O. Sheldon promised to pay tbe ex
penses to the next State boys conven
tion of tbe boy who was most regular in
attendance at the Bible classes during
tbe winter. It turned out that all of
these boys bad practically a perfect at
tendance so it falls to tbe lot of Mr.
Sheldon to pay the expenses of twelve
boys instead of one to the Fremont con
vention next fall.
Remodelling tbe old Cover bnilding.
west of The Journal office, on Eleventh
street, will be completed in a few days.
Tbe Eagles, lodge room, which will oc
cupy the entire second lloor, will be tbe
best lodge hall in the city, and the band
boys and others lodges have made ar
rangements to use it.
Postmaster Carl Kramer and City
Carrier A L. ltollin were at Fairbury
last Friday attending tbe state meeting
of city letter carriero. Postmaster
Kramer was one of tbe speakers at the
banquet and Mr. ltollin represented tbe
local association at tbe meeting.
Bernard Tapknn of Tarnov died at St.
Mary's hospital last Thursday morning
of heart failure. His body was taken to
Tarnov and burial was laat Saturday.
Do away with the scrub
brush and bucket
Transparent Warn1 Oil
Grease will not spoil it
No dust in sweeping.
Is not expensive and saves
POLLOCK & CO.
The Druggist ob the Corner
Oolumbus, Nebraska k
Route No. 1.
John Moblman now has a new red
Quite a good many of the farmers have
finished plowing for corn.
Miss Rosa Leavy of Columbus oloaed
her school in district No. lfi Wednesday
of this week.
Miss Margaret Mnller. daughter of
Rev. Mnller or tbe Shell Creek Lutheran,
church, and George and Mazie Engle
were guests of the Misses May and
Katie Reed Snnday.
Route No. 4.
Chris Uilmer marketed hoga in Colum
bus Tuesday of this week.
Mrs. Karl Mayberger and Mrs. John
Ebner were Humphrey visitors Tuesday.
Iossi Brothers took their oattle to.
Clearwater Wednesday. Bob Donoghae
went with them.
Mrs. Joe Dodds and children arrived
Monday evening from Cambridge, for a
visit at the W. F. Dodds home.
Mrs. W. T. Beezley arrived Tuesday
evening from Syracuse for a visit with
her daughter, Mrs. O. H. Reed.
Route No. 3.
Miss Edna Schmitt spent Tuesday ia
Louise Saalfeld has just completed a
new milk house.
O. J. Bisson has been improving his
house, and has also built a new hog
Herman Henne received word that his
brother, sged 24 years, had died at the
old home in Germany on April 5.
Fred Baunken is having considerable
trouble with bis eye lately. A few
weeks ago, while treating a horse,
some of linement splashed into bis
eye, anu ine result was a very pain
Within tbe next few days work will
be commenced on the paving of Olive
street, west of the Union Pacific depot.
Material has commenced to arrive and
tbe contrxctor was here the last of tbe
week looking over the ground. Includ
ed in the paving will be tbe depot plat
form, and between the two main line
tracks. For both the mnterial used will
lie brick, but for the street a concrete
base will be laid under the brick, while
this will not be done for tbe platform.
This paving of Olive street is done ac
cording to an agreement with the city at
the time the new depot was built.
Charles O. Nelson, Cro well, Neb 23
Inez M Nelson.CoIiimbus 24
Peter Becbtel, Cornlea 28
Agnes Merten, Cornlea 21
William C. Mutb, Creston 29
Emma L. Lueechen, Columbus 24
John M. Dowler, West Virginia 37
Florence M. Ready, West Virginia.. 3tt
We have tbe sgency for the
famous Munsing Underwear, the
best popular priced Union Saita
on the market. Prices in men's
from $1.60 to ti.50. Prices in
boys' from 50c, 75c, it 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.