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FORTY-FIRST YEAR. NUMBER 15.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 1910.
WHOLE NUMBER 2,017.
. H H H H H i H H H H
In May Series "W" Z
Stock now open
S BECHER, HQCKENBER6ER &
Wheat, new 89
Corn yellow 48
White corn 50
Hogs, top $7.40 to$7.75
LM ANY YEARS AGO. g
Files of The Journal, July 11. 1S77.
Mr. Schutte allowed us the other day
a sample sheaf bound by the new self
binding machine, which uses the grain
itself for a band. It is well done. Pro
bably by another year that invention
will be perfected.
Wm. Burgess arrived in the city
Wedneeday last. He speaks favorably
of the Pawnees, of the separation into
families, their erection of dwelling
houses and the wearing of clothes.
Their reservation is well located, and is
as healthful a place as any in the coun
try. M. Welsh informs us that the attor
neys for the Covington, Columbus and
Hlack Hills 11 lt.,were in Stanton recent
ly looking after the interests of the road.
They will let the grading of the road
soon. It is supposed that the line will
be extended to Stanton this season; it is
now completed and in running order to
James Hudson, (son of our townsman,
H. J. Hudson), and Nelson Bump, start
ed from Dead wood June Vi) with a
drove of horses, mules and ponies,
bound for home, Columbus done with
the liills. Hudson's claim is said to be
as good as any in the Hills, but he hasn't
the present means to develope its
richness and make it uvailable.
Stereopticon Clospel Sermon.
At the Methodist church on Sunday
morning the sermon at 11 will be on
"Little Things in Helicon." Special
music by choir. In the evening at 8
there will be a gospel sermon on "The
Way of Life." illustrated by .stereopticon
views. Hiss Hazel Erom will sing the
Holy City while it is being illustrated
by a dozen richly colored slides. Yon
Dwiuiit I. Housu, Pastor.
Following is a list of unclaimed mail
matter remaining in the post office at
Columbus, Nebraska, for the period end
ing July i:, 1910:
letter Mrs H L Burt, Mrs Orookie.
Mrs Etta Corning, Thomas O Farrell,
U H Foreeman. Mrs Robert Johnson,
Mrs Harry Jory, F O Kimble, Q Man
luila, O 11 Hunyan, Ludwick Ziatnba.
Cards Mies Blanche Bold, Miss Ar
loen Campbell, Harry Campbell, Martin
Ohinburg, Bud Griffith, Miss Mildred
Kinyon, Albert MeKinly.
Parties calling for any of the above
will please say advertised.
Caki. Kkameh, P. M.
All the latest shades and
Sign Writing a Specialty
D. C. KAVANAUGH
One of the prettiest and moat produc
tive spots in Nebraska is the Shell
Creek valley, northwest of this city, re
marked a gentlemen who has occasion
to travel considerably. There are porti
ons of Nebraska that seem bard to beat,
bat none of them quite equal this locali
ty. Crops in this locality are always
good, the soil being excellent, and the
farms are owned by a class of men who
believe whatever is worth doing is worth
doing well. This year the crops in that
locality are excellent, the only result of
dry-weather been observed on pasture
land, of which there is bat little left.
Small grain is very good considering the
spring, and the cron crop has never
made a better showing at this season of
the year. These are a few of the rea
sons why land in the upper part of the
valley, quite a distance from market,
oommands from $80 to $90 per acre and
finds resdy purchasers at that price.
But a large proportion of the farmers
are home owners, and they, knowing
what the land is, are not inclined to sell
Pete Barron's Scottsbluff Star has the
following to say regarding a former Col
umbus attorney, who is now a candidate
for county attorney of Scottsbluff coun
ty: Petitions were filed this week put
ting in nominatien It. W. Uobartof
Mitchell for the office of county attor
ney. He will ran as a republican and
will undoubtedly be elected, probably
without any opposition in either the
primary or the general election . He is
in every way well qualified for the office
and nothing can be said against him
either personally or professionally. Mr.
Uobart received his legal education in
the law college of the University of
Michigan and has been engaged in law
practice continuously, first in South
Dakota and later in Columbus, Neb.
He came to the North Platte valley in
1906 and located at Mitchell. Legal
learning, successful practice, and chara
cter above reproach form a combination
that insures Mr.jHobart's election to this
office, and we trust it may be unanimous.
It is now practically Bettled that
superintendent U. S. Conn will place
his resignation as head of the city
schools with the board of education in
the near future. Advices from Lincoln
are that the board intends to open the
Wayne normal, of which Mr. Conn was
elected president, this fall instead of
next, and are making all preparations to
that end. While this was thought to be
the outcome of the matter, nothing defi
nite was known until the board decided
regarding tfcs new normal. Superin
tendent Conn, writing to friends in this
city, forecasted such a decision, by the
normal board, but when the letter was
wrote he knew nothing official. He is
in Boston at present attending the
National Educational association, and it
is probable that when he receives the
notification of the action of the normal
board he will at once forward his resig
nation to this city and ask to be released.
Tuesday evening the city council held
a special meeting to take action on the
bids for the purchase of the $25,000
Platte river bridge bonds recently voted
by the city. Owing to the present
condition of the bond
were not what were
highest one being by
Chicago, be offering
market the bids
O. U. Coffin of
823,351 for the
whole issue. The reason of this dis
count was from the fact that the bonds
only bear four and one-half per cent in
terest, and this will bring the interest
up to about five per cent. The finance
committee reported a resolution accept
ing the bid of Mr. Coffin and this was
adopted by the council and the city
clerk instructed to notify the purchaser.
Geo. F. Mickey of Shelby was assess
ed a fine and costs amounting to $7 for
exceeding the speed limit with his auto
mobile, and also operating the machine
without a number. The complaint was
that the speed was approximately twenty-five
miles an hour, and it was near
the corner of Fifteenth and Platte street
that it was observed. Miokey declared
that the speed was not as excessive as
charged, but he failed to observe the
man who attempted to make him desist.
The number, be explained, was left at
home, as he was on a hurry-up trip, and
the machine apart when the call came,
so the attaching of the number was over
looked. He paid the fine however, in
stead of fighting the case.
Harry L. Teeter of HutchinBon, Kan
sas, and Miss Grace M . Stoker of this
city, were united in marriage at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. . M. Taylor on
20th street. June 29, by Rev. Franklin
Lohr. Only relatives of the bride were
present. They expect to make Colum
bus their home. The bride ia a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. O. Stoker of Muscatine,
Iowa, but has been making her home
with a cousin here The groom ia em
ployed by the Union Pacific.
Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. John
Abegglen celebrated their silver wed
ding at their home on Seventh street,
rounding out twenty-five years of marri
ed life, all of which has been spent in
this city, where the ceremony was per
formed. About fifty of their friends
from the immediate neighborhood
left a number of gifts of silver of remem
brances. I Carl Boelle was spokesman for
the company and extended congratula
tions to the couple.
Dr. Naumann. Dentist 13 St.
Try Leavy'a Laxative Lozenges.
Dr. Morrow, office Lueechen building.
Wm. Dietrichs, painting, Ind. phone
Try a refreshing dish of pare ice cream
at Leavy'a .
Four room house for rent. Elliott,
Speice & Co.
Wanted Girl for general housework.
Mrs. F. Strother.
Dr. C.A. AUenharger, office in new
State Bank building.
Dr. L. P. Carstenson, Veterinarian, In
firmary, 11th and KnmmerSts.
Miss Lizzie Pepper of Grand Island
was an over Sunday guest at the home
of Miss Lena Boettcher.
S. B. Gregg, of the Independent
Telephone company, returned Monday
evening from a weeks' sojourn in Iowa.
Miss Mszic Magill returned home
Monday evening from Omaha, Iwbere
she has been visiting friends and rela
tives for the past three weeks.
Taken Up At my place, in northwest
Columbus, a stray shoat. Owner can
have same by proving property and pay
ing all charges. John Randall.
A moving picture show has rented the
building vacated by F. II. ItudatCo.,
and will open up as soon as the necessary
alterations are made in the room.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. North will depart
Thursday for Wenatohee. Washington,
where they go for a several weeks visit
with the Morse and Gushing families.
The Methodist Sunday school will
hold their annual picnic Friday of this
week, in Stevens' grove, west of the
city. Arrangements have been made to
leave the church promptly at 9 a. m.
Great quantities of advertising are
every day being received by A. J. Mas
on, local secretary of the coming Chau
tauqua. If you want to help him, take
a supply of catalogs or folders and dis
tribute them among your friends.
Postmaster Carl Kramer is in Linooln
attending the annual postmasters' con
vention being held in that city this
week. Postmaster Talbitzer and wife
of Monroe are also attending, being in
the city Monday evening enronte to the
J. N. Uowerton of St. Edward, aged
fifty-six years, who has been a patient at
St. Mary's hospital, died last Saturday
morning from a stroke of apoplexy.
Undertaker Gass took charge of the
body and prepared it for shipment to
St. Kdward Monday morning.
Ernest Gassmau arrived last Saturday
evening from San Bernardino, Cal.,and
expects to remain in Columbus for the
present. As soon as possible he will
open a bakery in the building formerly
occupied by his father, and is now at
work cleaning op and getting his stock
of confectionery ready.
Sunday the railroad men and bar
tenders played an exciting game of ball
on the league grounds, resulting in a
victory for the railroad men by a score
of 10 to 5. Brimingham and Carr were
the battery for the railroad men, and
Gates and Grant for the bar-tenders E.
G. Brown officiated as umpire.
Thursday morning's shower, while
measuring 1.2C here, was much heavier
in the western portion of the county.
There the rainfall was the heaviest of
the season and filled the creeks and
draws to their full capacity. Consider
able hail was reported from that locali
ty, although the damage was confined to
small areas. A severe electrical storm
also accompanied the rain, and several
farmers report a loss of stock.
F. L. Platb, H. O. Lacbuit and W. L.
Boettcher left Tuesday evening for
Chadron, where they will represent the
Columbus Aerie at the state meeting of
the Eagles. And besides representing
this city, they are going to endeavor to
land the next state meeting for this city
and with the location and hotel accomo
dations, besides the promise of the en
tertainment to be furnished by Platte
Aerie they should have no trouble in
landing the next convention.
In speaking of the recent decision in
the federal court, one of the local millers
remarked that besides inflicting an in
jury on the millers, the farmers wonld
come ia for their share. It is well
known that Nebraska soil will not raise
the quality of wheat which makes the
whitest Hour, like the northern spring,
and this will make a difference of several
cents a bushel in the price paid for it.
Spring wheat, which is used for the white
tlour, cannot be rained here either.
Peter Tolin of Blonroe was arrested
last Wednesday afternoon, just as he
was getting ready to return home, be
cause be had made threats he would re
turn to that village and kill his wife.
When searched by Sheriff Lachnit a re
volver and box of cartridges were found
in his possession. Mrs. Tolin came to
Columbus and appeared against her hus
band, who had a hearing before Polioe
Judge O'Brien that afternoon. The
evidence was sufficient for Tolin to ha
held under a peace bond, which the
jadge placed at $500 and Tolin remain
ed in jail until Sunday, when some Mon-
roe parties furnished the necessary bond.
Six room house, small barn, lo
cated 7 blocks from the park. A
first-class place for the money.
Post Office Block Columbus, Neb.
Dr. W. S. Evans, Union Block.
Drs. Paul and Matzen, Dentists.
Dr. Vallier, Osteopath, Barber block.
Red Oxide barn and roof paint at
Dr. Chaa. II. Campbell, oculist and
aurist, 1215 Olive street
Dr. W. R. Nenmarker, office with Dr
O. D. Evans, west side of Park.
John Podraza and Mary Murray were
married at St. Bonaventura church Wed
nesday morning of this week at 8 a. m.
Miss Mamie Schrneder, who under
went an operation at St. Mary's hospi
tal last Thursday, is getting along nicely.
From all appearances Columbus may
look forward to one of the greatest
eventB in its history when the Chautau
qua opens here.
Joseph Lassek and Mary Danalski,
both of Duncan, were issued a license to
wed by County Judge Ratterman Tues
day of this week.
Mrs. Kate Byrnes and children of Ful
lerton are visiting at the home of Mrs.
Byrnes' 8iste Mrs. U. B. Reed. They
Dr. and Mrs. B. C. Tiesing, who have
been in Eiropeon atrip for the last few
months, are expected home this week or
the early part of next.
G. W. Phillips and II. S. Elliott re
turned last Wednesday from a trip in
the west, during which time they in
spected some of their mining properties
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Lindberg of Polk
were guests at the G. M. Hall home over
Sunday, while returning from the funeral
of the late Peter Hedberg, one of the
prominent farmers of Walker township.
Theodore Moerscn, accompanied by
bis sister Mies Louise, left Thursday
morning for Pond Creek, Okla, were
they will le guests nt the home of Mr.
and Mrs. D. Sullivan for a week or ten
Local secretary, S. J. Mason, says that
the Columbus Chautauqua is attracting
a great deal of attention. From all ap
pearances a record breaking attendance
will greet the long and attractive list of
entertainers and lecturers who are billed
J. E. Erskine, the well known travel
ing man, has disposed of his home in
this city to H. I. Gipe of Monroe, part of
the consideration being the general mer
chandise store of Mr. Gipe in Monroe.
Mr. Erskine will not take charge of his
new purchase personally, but will con
tinue to travel. Mr. McWilliams, who
has been employed in the store, remains
F. W. Wake of Genoa was in the city
Monday evening on business. He is
now out of the government service, hav
ing turned over the Genoa poet office to
bis successor on July 1. Mr. Wake
served for a little over twelve years as
postmaster at Genoa, and he steps down,
knowing that during his term his work
was satisfactory, both to the patrons and
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 t SOI
HARNESS AND COAL
City Band Concert.
The City Band will render the follow
lowing program at the park Friday even
ing, July 15, 1910:
1. March-71th Hegiment Band V. II. Loecy
2. Overtare The King of Diamonds. .Itockwell
Mezicaaa LaBelle Otto Langey
Medley Broadway Echoes Sol Bloom
Bereoade LaPaloma Yradier
Waltz Danabo Waves I. Iranon'ce
Intermezzo Anona. Vivian Gray
March-The Two Bill's William Sweeney
RnthOsborn, who drank iodine last
Tuesday evening, has entirely recovered
from the effects of the poison.
John Prince, who has been in this
city the last two or three weeks, expects
to leave Thursday evening for his home
at Los Angeles, California.
Last Snnday the Catholic Knights of
America and their families, and the
choir of St. Bonaventura' s church, en
joyed a picnic at Stevens' grove.
Harry Newman, who has been sojourn
ing at the scenes of his boyhood in and
around York, Pa., arrived home last Fri
day looking and feeling better for the
A. Dnssell &Son arc getting moved
into their new quarters on Thirteenth
street, bat it will probably be August 1
before they will be able to turn over
their present building.
There are so many attractions billed
for the Chautauqua which beginB July
20th that it is hard to pick out which is
most popular. The safest way to do is
to arrange to attend the entire session.
Work on the Carl Froemel building on
Eleventh street has been commenced,
and the brick layers will soon have the
basement enclosed. The last few rains
caused the dirt on the west wall to cave
Peter Mostek was fined SI and costs
for disturbing the peace, the complaint
being filed by Mary Hebda. The offense
was committed about a month ago, but
the case has been continued from time
August Wagner is the first aspirant to
announce his candidacy for county
attorney, and he will ask that nomina
tion from the democratic party. Mr.
Wagner has never held office in Platte
county, but proposes to make the race
A number of Columbus firemen are
planning to attend the state tournament
which will be held at York the week be
ginning July 25. While Columbus has
not been represented at these meetings
with a running team, some of the mem
bers of the department invariably at
tend. A. E. Duryea, who has been employed
as pharmacist at Leavy'a drug store,
resigned his position this week and left
for his home in Lexington, Neb . where
he will remain a short time before tak
ing charge of a drug store in the south
ern part of the state. Walter LaVio
lette of O'Neill succeeds him.
Another traveling man has decided to
make this city his home, on account of
it being located near the center of his
territory. F. E. Cochran moved his
family to this city last week, and the
change gives him the opportunity of
being at home every week. Mr. Coch
ran's territory includes a portion of this
city, besides the branches north and
west of the city.
A runaway horse created considerable
excitement on Thirteenth street Tuesday
evening. At Niewohner's corner the
runaway collided with a-buggy occupied
by George Lehman and Hilton White,
damaging the buggy to some extent, and
Mr. Lehman also received a painful
braise on the left arm. Crossing the
street to the State Bank the frightened
animal came in contact with one of the
iron posts, which made a complete wreck
of the buggy.
At the age of eighty-six year?, Mrs
Uenriette Rudat, mother of Julius Rud
at, passed away at the" home, five miles
southwest of the city. For the last two
years she was an invalid, and for the
last two or three weeks has been quite
low. Her only son Julias, is the only
surviving member of the family. Fun
eral services were held from the home
Sunday afternoon and burial was in the
On The Diamond.
Columbus has been patting up win
ning ball since the Fourth, defeating
Kearney in Tuesday's game, and taking
the first Fremont game. The second
game with Fremont was postponed on
account of rain. Friday and Saturday
Seward was here and lost both games to
the home team, th first one being won
by putting pitcher Hansen ont of busi
ness in the first inning. The second
game with Seward, Saturday, was one
of the hottest of the season, the home
team winning by a score of 2 to 0. Bovee
was in the box for Columbus and put up
a splendid same, striking oat ten men.
Saoday the team played in Fremont,
and while they had the game won all
through, the visitors and team complain
of the unfairness of Umpire Griffith,
who they say, by rank decisions, gave
the game to Fremont. In the last in
ning Pitcher Kissell was struck on the
Gnger by a batted ball, which resulted
in breaking the bone, and lie is at
present at his home in Silver Creek nor
sing the injured member.
Tuesday Columbus lost the firat game
to Grand Island, 1 to 0 lieing the score.
Both teams played excellent ball, but
the home boys did not seem to be able
to find the ball at the right time, when
it was needed.
Saturday and Sunday Superior plays
here, the two games on these dates being
transferred to the Columbus grounds.
State League Standing.
Won. Irfwt. I'rt.
Fremont 31 21 AK
(I rami Island 20 .577
Hnperior. 1T7 2T ,5W
Howard 27 31 .lily
Kearney. 25 15 .4(13
ColumbuH -I VS .JK!
HaxtinKH 2 .153
Knl Cloml 21 2S .429
Route No. 3.
The young folks enjoyed a dance at
the home of Ed Asche Saturday evening.
Mrs. William Menke was taken sick
Monday, the symptoms being scarlet
Mr. and Mrs. Al Butler entertained
about twenty of their friends at dinner
Miss Anna Brnnken was the guest of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brunken,
Miss Alma Schonlan and Mrs. Freda
left Monday for Omaha. They were ac
companied by Miss Lizzie Hoffman.
Adam Behle whb a good fellow in the
full term of the word Sunday ovening,
when he took all the girls in the neigh
borhood for an automobile ride.
Miss Mary Lange, who has been sick
with a mild form of scarlet fever, bos re
covered, but was taken sick again Mon
day, with symptoms of appendicitis.
Mr. and Mrs Ben Quartharaer and fam
ily, who have been visiting Mrs. Qnart
hamer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. P.
Mohrman, left Monday for their home
in Buck Grove. Ia . making the trip in
Sunday the Shell Creek and Grand
Prairie ball teams crossed bats in
Gottberg's pasture. Shell Creek winning
the contest. The batteries, were Shell
Creek, W. Saalfeld and Geo. Schwank;
for Grand Prairie, Lnnn nnd Goering.
Route No. 4.
Born, on Thursday. .Inly 7. to Mr. and
Mrs. John Liebig.ti daughter.
Pat Fuller killed eight coons last
week around his corn crib and barn.
Fred Marquis returned Sunday to his
home in North Platte after being here
since the Fonrth.
Mrs. Fred Lohons of Hnmphrey visit
ed her mother, Mrs. O. Mayberger, from
Saturday until Monday.
Will Ebner, was taken very Mick Sat
urday. He was reported better Tues
day bnt is still very low.
Mrs. CLaa Reed and children returned
Wednesday from Syracuse, where they
have been since the Fourth.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kriogs of Cedar
Rapids spent the Fourth at the home of
Mm. Krings parents. Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Ed Butler and family spent the Fourth
in Lincoln. They returned home, but
their two children, Helen and Bernice,
will visit two weeks with their grand
parents. Y. M. C. A. Notes.
Thirty-five new members have joined
the association on the special short term
plan, most all of whom are getting their
first experience as association members.
The price of the special memliership is
now only $2 50, and will remain so until
July 25. Every man of good moral
character in Columbus is invited to try
the association at the above low cost.
On Friday, July 15, there will be a
local tournament on the association
tennis courts. Mr. Mat Abts. chairman
of the social committee, has charge of
the tournament and any member of the
association who wants to enter should
see Mr. Abts. The schedule of games
and playing will be posted at the build
ing Thursday morning. The tennis
courts are in fine shape and there is a
good chance for some interesting play
ing. Everyone who can play should
eater this tournament for it is the irst
one of the season.
The best poison in the
and other pests
Sold under a positive
The Druggist oa the Coraer
Last Thursday Mm. E. Pofal eater
tained as her guests Mr. and Mrs. Otto
Pobl, Mrs. Marr and daughter Mrs.
Heims of Fremont.
Mrs. G. W. Abarr and son left last
Friday for a visit with relatives aad
friends at O'Neill and Page.
Mrs. I). T. Martyn and Mrs. Lacy
Hulst arrived in the city last week af
ter several months' visit with relatives
in Arizona and other western states.
Mrs. Hulst will remain here daring the
summer, returning to Arizona in the
W. D. Benson, rural carrier on route
No. I, has been enjoying his aaaoal va
cation for fifteen days, or rather bees
putting in the time at his farm near
Gardner looking after the crops. He
says that all kinds of vegetation in that
locality is in good shape, plenty of mois
ture having fallen whea needed.
A special train of Elks, enroute from
California to the east, passed through
the city Saturday, and after the train
stoped a siren whistle, attached to the
engine, was blown. As it was quite
similar to the fire whistle, Chief Galley
at once notified the members of the de
partment that it was not the fire whistle,
and stopped them from bringing oat the
carts and truck.
Bids for the new federal building in
this city were opened at Washington
Monday of this week, Bartlett fc Klisge
of Cedar Rapids, Ia being the lowest
bidders, their bid being $64 J80. Other
bids were the General Construction
company of Milwaukee, 967,715; North
western Construction company, Kearney,
$68,500; J. U. Weise, South Omaha,
During the last few weeks the Pioneer
Crude Oil Burner people have been suc
cessfully demonstrating their burner at
the tent east of the Taunton. They
have placed quite a number of burners
in the city, including one in the Thurs
ton hotel, and every user is well pleased.
When they have orders for two hun
dred burners they will make arrange
ments to ship in oil by the car load, and
it will then be a desirable substitute for
Republican County Convention.
Chairman Dickinson of the county
committee will call the Platte county
republican convection on July 25, the
day before the state convention, aad it
will be held in this city. The primaries
are to be held the Saturday preceding
the convention. July 23, of which due
notice with the apportionment of the
delegates will be given. The convention
this year selects delegates both to the
state and congressional convention and
also elects a connty central committee.
MEAT CLEUIN SUE.
On account of having my building
moved into the street, I will offer my en
tire stock at cat prices. Some goods
are sold at costoreven below cost.
Eleventh Street Jeweler.
We have the agenoy for the
famous Mnnsing Underwear, the
best popular priced Union Suits
on the market Prices in men's
from 91.60 to $4.50. Prices in
boys' from 50c, 7Go, $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. Boy
early while the sizes are complete.