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From tho Saml
Mre.II. J. Brian of Columbus is epend
ing the week with the Sand family.
Mrs. JohD Peterson was up from Col
umbus Saturday and was aocompanied
home Monday by her mother, Mre. O.
A sick man waa picked up Sunday last
by the village marahall and given shelt
er (?) in jail. Dr. King attended him
and at the present writing he is much
improved in health. He gave his name
and home na Arthur Heaps, Patterson,
N. J., and said he was on his way to
Denver but Lad run out of funds in
Iowa and as he was not used to the ways
of the hobo he was undoubtedly suffer
ing from hunger and exposure.
It has been more than 14 years since
P. H. Bell has seen his father who liveB
in England and the elder Bell is getting
well along in years. A sister who also
lives there will leave on May 2(5 for
Africa where ehegoea as medical mission
ary. To see them both again Mr. Bell,
accompanied by his family, will leave
Boston on May 4 for a two or three mon
th trip to Europe. JHhile. there Lon
don, Paris, Berlin and other points in
Scotland will be their principal visiting
From the Nonpareil.
Arthur Lindley was up from Duncan
Sunday. He says that as soon as the
Columbus power canal is in operation
Duncan expects to have street railways
connecting every part of the city. The
Duncan State bank will doubtless finan
ce the enterprise.
C. A. Lovejoy sayB that he wants to
serve notice on the world that he has
got his corn husked. On Monday of last
week he completed the job and now
feels as giddy as u colt turned out to pas
ture. Ordinarily he husks his corn in
the fall, but last season he got tired of
picking the ears out of the snow bank
and postponed operations nntil he could
husk in the usual manner.
Prank Pierce, of Clarks, whose father
was sent to the dipsomaniac hospital at
Lincoln last week by the order of the
Imar.l of insanity, did an unprecedented
thing Tut-ed ay when he walked into Clerk
of the Court Persmger's otlice anu paiu
all of the ciiMs of tho hearing, amount
ing to about St. This is the first time
that any of the parties involved hire
naid the costs in a like action since the
dipsomania law was passed and it raises
Mr. Pierce to a high point in ine eaiima
tion of the court officers.
From tht Kntrprist.
Farmers all over this sertion of the
state are raising large numbers of hogs
this year and if they succeed in keeping
them in healthy condition throughout
the summer and fall, it is a hundred to
one that the price of pork will not be bo
Gents9 Furnishing Goods
RELIABLE GOODS AT
405 Ilth Street,
Bat Lot nt
505 Eleventh Street
ABOUT OUR NEIGH
BORS AND FRIENDS
CLIPPED FROM OUR
high next winter as at the present time.
Thursday afternoou the wind blowing
a gale from the north, fire was discov
ered in the double corn crib near the
Hord & Shonsey elevator. The crib was
tilled with cobs which made a hot tire,
and the flames leaped across the road to
the Hanson barn, thence to the Kokjer
implement house, all burning to the
ground with their contents, except a
few pieces of farm machinery. Resi
dents in the neighborhood hustled out
their household effects.
Monday afternoon a team of horses
came dashing through Main street from
the south and was caught about a mile
west of Wm. Allerton's place. Upon
further facts being learned it seems that
Nela Holm, who lives on the south side
of the river was on his way to town and
when on the bridge one of the horses
which was a young one, became fright
ened, and as Mr. Holm went to their
heads thinking to quiet them, they
knocked him down breaking bis leg,
and running as above stated. Mr. Holm
was brought to town and his broken
limb set and taken home in an automo
bile by W. Chamberlin. Neither the
team or buggy were injured in the least.
At last report Mr. Holm was resting as
comfortable as could be expected.
From the Advance.
Mrs. Henry Zinnecker of Sidney ar
rived Wednesday from Omaha where
she has been a patient at the Methodist
hospital for the last three weeks, on an
extended visit to her parents, Mr. and
Mrs J. P. Laudeman.
Work rommenced Tuesday morning
on the new electric light and power
plant Al Lapping has the contract for
the digging of the race and as soon as it
is completed active work will commence
on the dam and the other work will he
rushed to completion.
Uenrich Werner was born May 2D,
1848, in Oldenburg, Germany, and died
at his home east of St. Edward, April
18, 1910. aged 01 years. 10 months and
120 days. He served through the war be
tween Germany and France in 1870 and
in 1871 and at its close came to American
making his home in New York City He
married Miss Friederike Lange on April
18. 1875. To this union were born eight
children, Henry, Fred. Oarl, Joe, Ed
ward, Millie. Bertha, Werner,and Mrs.
Peter Pel.er, all of whom are living. In
18S0 they moved to Nebraska and set
tled on a farm six miles east of St Ed
ward were the family still resides.
Funeral services were held from the
Catholic church Wednesday morning at
10 o'clock conducted by Rev. Father
Moser, nn old friend of the family, as
sisted by Father Mulligan. Burial was
made in the Catholic cemetery. Mr.
Werner was a member of the Sons of
Herman society, Columbus, which sent
n large delegation to the funeral to pay
their last respects to a constant, faithful
From the World.
The prospects for fruit are certainly
not very bright and unlets the late var
ieties yield a little the crop will be an en
tire failure in these parts.
Miss Inez Nelson, a sister of Mrs. J. A.
Kihler. was united in marriage with
Cbas Ruth at thf home of her sister.
Mrs. C. C. Hard, in Columbus, on
Wednesday afternoon. The bride is well
known hero as she grew to womanhood
in this community and is held in high
esteem by everyone. The groom is
spoken or us a most excellent young
man and is the Nye, Sohneider, Flower
agent at Crowell where the conple will
On Wednesday at the Loseke Creek
church, Rev. Denninger read the words
which united for life Miss Pauline
Kumpf and Otto Wurdeman. The cou
ple were attended by Miss Frieda
Wurdetnan, a sister of the groom and
Henry Grotelneschen. The groom is the
oldest eon of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wurde
man. old and highly respeoted residents
of Platte county. The yonng couple
have gone to house keeping on the
groom's farm six miles south-west of
Up to this time we have refrained
from making any statement regarding
the sudden disappearance of Jack Ryan,
who has had charge of the Stanton Mill
ing Uo'a. business at this place. On the
morning of April 0, Mr. Ryan told his
wife that he was going to
Humphrey to work with a telephone
gang and, accordingly, took his depart
ure on the morning freight, saying that
be would telephone her that evening.
Mrs. Ryan suspected nothing bnt before
evening came she found a note in the
house from Mr. Ryan wherein he stated
that he had left for good. The
next morning Mrs. Ryan called np diff
erent parties in Humphrey and found
that be had not stopped there. On
Thursday, April 7, Arthur Graf ing saw
Mr. Ryan going through Columbus and
that was the last heard of his where
abouts. It appears that Mr. Ryan has
been drinking htavily for some time and
has spent a considerable portion of the
money belonging to the Stanton Milling
Co., leaving no records to show the con
dition of the business. Just what the
shortage is cannot yet lie determined.
Customers who hold receipts showing
that they have paid all bills for Hour or
feed are indeed fortunate. Mr. Ryan al
so leaves numerous unpaid bills about
town. It is a clear case of cowardly de
sertion and Mrs. Ryan is left practically
destitute with three small children to
From the Republican.
Mrs. H. W. Iiieber and daughter
Mande were in Columbus Wednesday.
Eddie Kelley went to Omaha Thurs
day where he will be operated on for ap
pendicitis. Mr. and Mre. Mason of Columbus
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. R. U.
Jones, Mrs. Mason is a sister of Mr.
Raymond Gibbon is quite sick with
appendicitis and will go to Omaha as
soon as he is able to stand the trip and
will undergo and operation.
Merritt Benson of western Montana
arrived here Wednesday to look up old
friends here. Mr. Benson carried mail
from Columbus to Genoa in 18G7.
As evidence that they mean what
they say when they are asking for a
bridge across the Loup, sooth of town
Monroe business men and residents of
the village have subscribed $3,000 toward
building it And the list has not been all
the way around yet Loup township
farmers are also interested in a bridge as
it means a saving of many miles of tra
vel for them in marketing their grain,
and also to do their trading. At present
their nearest town is Columbus, and it is
sixteen to eighteen miles of a trip each
way for many of them. With the bridge
they could' drive to Monroe, and if they
wished to go to the county seat, make
the trip on the train. And their land,
being that much closer to market, would
raise in value, as the distance from town
is practically the only drawback they
have. And the bridge would mean mnch
to Monroe increased trade, and more
money and business here, and quite like
ly another rural route, as this territory
could be best served from here. And a
larger town naturally raises adjacent
land values, which means mnch to every
land owner. So far the sentiment on
this side of the river is practically un
animous for the bridge, and it begins to
look as though when the subscription
list has been completed that a small bond
issue can be had to make np the neces
sary amonnt A good steel struoture is
what must be built, and it is the inten
tion of those pushing it that this is what
is to be done.
Rita Cooking at photo) Oh, yes, he's
handsome enough, but he's an awful
bounder. Stella What did he do?
Rita Didn't I tell you? He made an
awful fuss with me one season and
then asked me if I thought that dad
would object to him as a son-in-law.
I said no. I thought not, and he went
away and proposed to my sister. Illus
The Lacking Stroke.
"Do you think it would improve my
style." inquired the varsity man who
bad got into the crew through favor
itism, "if I were -to acquire a faster
"It would improve the crew," replied
the candid trainer, "if you got a para
lytic stroke." London Tit-Bits.
The Point of View.
"Why so sad. old man?"
"The doctor wants my wife to travel
"I understand. Sorry for you."
"Understand? No, you don't She
will not go!' Fllegende Blatter.
? :ei. "'..v.
You may talk all you
want to about smart rain
coats, and think you have
seem some as delightfully
designed and critically tail
ored as ours.
BUT, you haven't
We ask only a trifling
thing when we suggest
your "trying on" a "Mod
ern Clothes" raintoat, but
if you do you'll feel very
pleased with yourself for
having acted in the matter
It is one thing to read
about a garment it's quite
another to see it See it
Where Knowledge Was Bliss.
A certain professor of histology who
delivers lectures tu one of the eastern
colleges is not averse to a quiet bit of
diversion on the side, as instance bis
"See here, Robert" said she to the
doctor as she fumbled in his pockets
after his late arrival home, "what are
all these red, white and blue disks I
find here in your pocket?"
"Eh? Yes why those are that is
I use ch I mean disks to illustrate
my lectures on the blood. You see,
the white ones represent the white cor
puscles and the red ones the red cor
puscles of the blood."
"And, pray, what do the blae ones
"Eh? The blue ones? Oh yes h'm!
Why er certainly they represent the
corpuscles of the venous blood."
Well, maybe she believed him and
maybe well, he quit playing poker, at
any rate. Harper's Weekly.
We invite all who desire choice
steak, and the very beet cuts of
all other meats to call at our
market on Eleventh street. We
also handle poultryand fish and
oysters in season.
S.E. MARTY & CO.
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Daily except Sunday.
No. 1, 2, 7 and 8 an extra fare traiaa.
No. 4. 5, 13 and 14 are local paMeacan.
Noa. 58 and 59 are local f raicata.
Nob. 9 aad 16 are mail traiaa oaly.
No. 14 doe in Omaha 4:45 p.m.
No. 6 daa in Omaha 5:99 p.m.
G. 1. 1 1.
No. 22, Paaa. (daily ex. Bandar) leave.... 7:35 a i
No. 3, Fit. & Ac. (d'y ex. Satarday ) 1t.5 p l
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nwan an excellent position, tulary
orcommiMioafor Cohwbai1 andvl-
and civ reference. Addrees LAX'K
BOX 4S8, Lincoln, Neb.
Prom the Ban.
Wednesday afteraooa the editor took
aa auto ride out into the north central
aad western part of the county. We had
been led to believe that the winter wheat
.field were in bad condition but we saw
some fields, that could be considered in
f rat-class shape, others looked very thin
aad ao doubt it would be advantageous
,to put in another crop. The percentage
of failure is not so great as some think.
On March 30, 1910, Mrs. Geo. W. Gal-
;ley, sr., of Columbus, Neb., received the
sad newa of the death of her brother, W.
J. P. St. Clair at his home in Chicago.
He died at Kb) a. m. on the 19tb, of
meningitis. Deceased will be remem
bered by a number of the early settlers
of Schuyler, Colfax county and the sur
rounding country, as he was the first
agent at that place after the U. P. R. R.
was bnilt Schuyler was then called
Shell Creek station. Many, if now liv
ing, can testify of his generosity aud
hospitality in those early dajs. S; S.
Green of 8chuyler remembers coming
into the station one evening in 18G7 and
was unable to find a lodging place, when
Mr. St Clair kindly offered him a lodg
ing at his home, which was gratefully
accepted. He had his share of the hard
ships of those early days, and when one
of those awful Nebraska blizzaids came
and tore the telegraph wires down, he
would go out and faithfully do bis duty
helping the men to repair them, and
when a party of them went hunting and
had the misfortune to get caught in one
of those blizzards, he would light a lan
tern and hang it high upon a pole aa a
beacon light to guide them safely to the
station, and in tha way doubtless saved
a number of lives, as they told him that
had it not been for bis kind thought
fulness they could not possibly have
fonnd their way. He held the position
of agent at quite a number of stations
on the U. P., all the way from Schuyler
to Ogden and Salt Lake, and for a time
was also auperintendent of the Utah &
Northero, now called the Oregon Short
line. He will be remembered by many
old friends all along the line from Omaha
to Ogden and also at Salt Lake.
From the Time.
A case ban been decided in the district
court of Merrick county in which a
subscriber to the building fund of the
Methodist church of Fullerton was de
fendant and the Methodist church so
ciety of Fullerton plaintiff. The plain
tiff sued the defendant for $300 subscri
bed by him to the building fund, which
be had refused to pay. The court's de
cision was in favor of the plaintiff, and
the defendant must pay the amount he
subscribed and interest on the same from
the date it became due.
The beet rat catcher yet baa been dis
covered by a grain dealer in Chicago
The rata in this man's store refused to
enter traps, and there were some reasons
why he objected to the use of poison;
therefore be bought a few dozen fish
hooks and lines. Using cheese as a bait
he dropped the hooks down the rat bur
rows and waited. In the first hour be
caught at least one rat with each hook.
He says that it is much more fun than
fishing for fish, a game rat putting up a
fight that would make a big mouth bass
ashamed of his prowess. Belgrade Her
ald. W. A. Benson, of Madison county,
Montana, was in Genoa Tuesday. Forty
four years ago Mr. Benson carried Uncle
ama's mail between Columbus and Gen
oa. At that time he knew every white
man, then residing in this locality. Tues
day he could locate only two of his old
time friends -D. A. Willard and Neil
Oartwright. The latter was a resident
of Columbus when Benson was mail car
rier. Mr. Benson's parents settled in
Columbus before the Union Pacific rail
way waa extended west from Omaha.
In the pioneer days he drove a freight
team along the overland trail. When
the country settled up, Mr. Benson
moved west. He has been a freighter,
grade contractor, cow boy. buffalo hnn
ter and miner, finally settling down as a
ranchman in Montana where he takes
life easy, as hie sons are now old enough
to run the ranch.
From the San.
Miss Minnie Cerny who wss learning
dressmaking at Columbus for a few
months, worked for Mrs. Gregory Bernt
north of Columbus for the Isst three
weeks, until Sunday. She returned
home by the way of Duncan. After a
few weeks she will resume her work at
Mm. Lena Siddlc. daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Siddlr, living about ten
miles north of Shelby, died rather sud
denly Wednesday. She was about
twenty years of sge and bad been under
the doctor's care with an attack of
the grippe, but the direct cause of her
death, we understand, was paralysis of
the vital organs.
Charley Way and family arrived here
last Friday from Alberta. Canada, and
are visiting with relatives in this local
ity. Last Sunday the Way boys with
their families met at the home of their
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Way, two
miles north of Surprise and enjoyed a
family reunion at the old home which
the senior Way bomesteaded thirty-five
years ago and on which be has made a
continuous residence since that time.
Sparks from the engine of a special
train which went over this line Wednes
day afternoon, set fire to McUeth's
sheep ahede, two miles west of town, and
had it not been for the prompt action of
the boys who were at home, and the as
sistance of nearby neighbors, the barn
and other buildings would have been
destroyed with the sheds. The alarm of
fire waa given over the telephone and
several parties went from 'Shelby in
automobiles and some 'came from
Osceola. The loss was. ca6ued tp.tbe
beds, and will amount. to abont $4GU
Illinois, Rock Springs
and Colorado Coals
at prices that will interest you. Let us
figure with you lor your winter's supply.
T. B. Hord
AT ANY homes should have better bath rooms
than they now have. We have always
tried not only to do better
plumbing than we ever did 5
before, but better than any
body else can do. The vol
ume of work we are now
doing shows how we are suc
ceeding. We use only genuine 'StMaMT
plumbing fixtures and employ only
experienced workmen. Our repair
ing service is prompt and reliable.
A. DUSSELX, & SON,
Their Old Stories.
A man yRk- never could teli a story
joined a story tellers' club that thought
it had a corner on the humor of tho
universe. The man got along very !
well so long as he didn't have to say
anything, but there came a time wheu
he was put on the program for n
humorous story, and then his wifo
coached him for a week beforehand
on one of her own funniest stories.
Wheu he came home from the story
telling contest she asked him how
things went. Fie said: "Pretty well.
AH the other fellows told some
mighty good ones." Then he gave a
synopsis of the good ones the other
fellows bad told. "Darned clever,
those chaps are," be said. "I don't
know what they would thiuk of me if
they knew I had learned my story
from a woman. They don't think
much of a woman's sense of humor."
Ton needn't let that worry you,
dear," she said sweetly. "1 have
heard the other fellows wives tell
their old stories at card parties for the
last five years." New York Press.
Routed the Enemy.
In some of the London courts there
are private dining rooms reserved for
the exclusive use of the legal frater
nity. Into one of these rooms one day
there bustled a gaunt female who on
being courteouslj' approached by a
junior counsel flatly declined to leave.
Thereupon an unblushing Q. C. looked
the lady in the face and expressed his
mind. Still she did not budge. Coun
selor Lockwood then intervened. "I
llo not think there is anything unseem
ly in this lady's presence," quoth he.
"She wears a gown and yes, I'm pres
sure that she also wears a wig." The
Indv wont. Loudon Tatler.
WaJTggMM m J aaa
Go Out Into The
Union Pacific Country
Where there are greater opportunities and less com-'
petition; where nature is generous in both climate
It is in this section that thousands will find homes in
the next few years.
"The Safe Km! to Travel"
Electric Block Signals
Dining Car Meals and Service "Best in the World"
Low Homeseekers' Fares
First and Third Tuesday or Each Month During 1010
To Many Points in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and
For information relative to rates, routes, etc , call on or address
E. G. BROWN, Agent, Columbus, Neb. ,
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Have your house wired
Heat fc Power Co.
Columbus Plumbing Go.
LUKKE A: MULLIGAN ..
Steam and Hot
13th and M Streets