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FORTY-FIRST YEAR. NUMBER 21.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1910.
WHOLE NUMBER 2,023.
policy is like
Some are better
: BECHER, HOCKEHBERGER & jjj
t CHAMBERS J
Wheat, new 87
Wheat, old '.Hi
Corn yellow 4!
White corn M
Hogs, top . to$3.20
I MANY YEARS AGO.
Files of the Journul Augnst 22, 1877.
We can not conceive wherein the
farmers in thin section could huve had a
more favorablf season. The rains
"about now." past and prospective, will
put the t-oil in very excellent condition
for fall work.
The first kiln or brick for the new
monastery has been opened, ami the
architect and superintendent, who has
had a large experience in building in
different parts of the country says that
he never saw better,
Chas. Davis arrived safe from the
Black Bills on Saturday, looking hale
and hearty. He believes he has had
enough of the Hills in his. As a rule,
he says that placer diggings do not pay.
It requires from $1,000 to $2,000 to sink
shaft to bed rock, and provide proper
facilities for pumping, etc. Stamp
mills he thinks will be made to pay.
Mr. James Scully, residing on the old
Pawnee reservation, left on our table
Saturday some very interesting anti
quities. The specimens indicate that
they once formed parts of utensils that
may have figured among the household
goods of the anti-dilnviau inhabitants
of Nebraska, and near where they were
nneathed exist many evidences that
the antique race known ur "Mound
Builders" once inhabited that section.
Ladies kiuionas in flannelette
and serpentine erene, 1.50 to
$2.00 at ii ray's.
The fixtures formerly used by the
Nirst National bank of this city have
been purchiiBed by the Lindsay State
bank and have been taken there this
week. For many years the old fixtures
were in use at the First National, but
now they are replaced by ns up-to-date
furniture us there is in the state.
Fred Ut millennia has bought the
Gasman lmkry on Eleventh street this
week and moved in Tuesday. For some
time Mr. lii'mpleman has been running
a bread wagon, doing his baking at
home, but he decided to go into business
iu the eity and in purchasing the Gass
man building gets a fully equipped
Machinery and engines formerly used
by the Columbus Electric Light com
pany were loaded on cars and shipped
to Broken Bow the first of the week,
where they will be used in the plant be
ing installed in that plnc. This mach
inery was used in this city for many
years, until the load became to heavy
and day power was needed, when it was
replaced by an up-to-date plant.
All the latest shades and
Sip Writing a Specialty
D. G. KAVANAUGH
There was but one contest in each
party for a legislative office, and that
happened to be the same one float rep
resentative from the Twenty-fifth dis
trict. For the republicans Frank Schram
of this city and Wra. Webster of Monroe
filed for the nomination. Webster carri
ed Platte county by 40 but Schram
carried Nance by 4G winning the nomina
tion by six votes. On the democratic
side there were two candidates, It. G.
liegan of Platte Center and Theo. Koch
of Fullerton. Mr. Began carried Platte
county by 503, but his opponent carried
Nance by 175, cutting his majority down
to :133. For county attorney the race
was close, August Wagner winning by
.'ID votes. There was no contest on sup
ervisors, those who filed being the no
minee. In the Twelfth senatorial dis
trict there was but one candidate for
each party, Edwin Hoare for the republi
cans and L L. Albert for the democrats.
For representative from the Twenty
fourth district, there was hut one filing,
ChaaSchueth of Humphrey, no republi
can filing, and he will not need to make
n campaign. As the republicans bad no
caudidate for county attorney, several
names were written in and C. N. McEl
fresh of this city received live votes, the
highest numbnr. After considering the
matter carefully, Mr. McElfresh has de
cided to make the race and filed his ac
ceptance. The board of supervisors have been in
session Monday and Tuesday, and be
sides transacting routine business as a
board they fixed the levy for the coming
year, having received the state levy from
Lincoln. The state levy thisyear is five
mills and the county levy 8 mills, while
the total tax levy for the city of Colum
bus is 04 mills. Tuesday afternoon the
board completed their work by making
a levy for the Oarrig and Jewell ditch,
which is now nearly completed. The
final estimate on this work will be ex
ceded, as there is a prospect for some
litigation and other minor items.
E. G. Oollett, who has been principal
of the David City schools for the last
two years, was elected principal of the
Columbus high school at the meeting of
the board of education Monday evening.
At their last meeting the board elected
J. G. L. Haulen of Plainview to this
position, but he declined to accept.
The newly elected principal has accept
ed the offer of the board and this com-
f,V7tCD bUV7 Half Ul ICBUUD1D. &JU(tJ I
Schaad was elected janitor of the First I
ward school building, and Phillip Diet?. 1
was elected janitor of the Second ward
to succeed E. O. Rector.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. North returned
Saturday evening from their western
trip, and are busy packing their house
hold goods to ship to Omaha, where they
will make their home after September 1.
Mr. North tells us that the Morse and
Gushing families at Wcnatchee, Wash
ington, are well, excepting Mrs. Gushing,
who has not entirely recovered from a
spell of sickness she had during the
spring season. The fruit crop in Wash
ington this year is abundant and of fine
quality, though the value to the grower
is not quite 6o high as last year.
A very pretty double wedding took
place last Wednesday afternoon at the
Congregational parsonage About twen
ty young people came in from Silver
Creek and after Judge Batterman had
given his legal consent they proceeded
to the parsonage where Rev. William L.
Dibble read the marriage service and
pronounced Byron B. Bond and Mary
Frantson, and Lester N. Oarson and
Uattie Bump husband and wife The
young people returned on the evening
train to Silver Creek where their future
home will be.
Fred Brnggeman of this city and Miss
Mary Dineen. daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Dineen, of near Oconee, were
married at St. Joseph's church, Platte
Center. Tuesday morning, at 7 a. m.
After a wedding breakfast at the home
of the Itride they came to Columbus and
left on the Overland limited for a trip in
the west. Mr. and Mrs. Brnggeman will
be absent about sixty days, after which
they will return to this city and be nt
home to their friends. -
President Conn of the Wayne Normal
and Prof. I. II. Britell, who is also a
member of the faculty of that institu
tion, will leave tomorrow for Wayne.
Prof. Britell did not expeol to move his
family there for some time owing to bis
inability to secure a bouse, but now that
this has been overcome, he will leave
for there at once. His residence pro
perty in this city will be occupied by
Superintendent 1L M. Campbell of the
Michf.el K". Stec, who has just com
pleted a three years1 enlistment in the
regular army, returned to this city Tues
day fur a visit with his parents. Mr. and
and Mrs. Peter Stec Mr. Stec was a
member of tb Sixteenth infantry and
has just returned from the Philippines,
(caring the islands on June 25 and being
on the road since that time. For the
present he has not made up his mind to
whether he will enlist for another three
Mary, the eighteen months old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Gutzmer, died
Thursday evening at their home on
west Fourteenth street, of whooping
cough. Funeral services were held Sat-
) urday at St. Bonaventura church, and
burial was in the parish cemetery.
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
Four room house for rent. Elliott,
Speice & Co.
BeaMtifnl line or new silks for
Fall at Gray's.
Dr. C. A. Allenburger,
State Bank building.
Dr. L P. Carstenson, Veterinarian, In
firmary, 11th and KummerSta.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mason left last
week for a eojtmra at Colorado Springs
and Pueblo, Colo.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Drake returned
home Friday from their wedding trip to
Omaha and Lincoln.
The Newman anil Hockenberger fami
lies are camping at Stevens' lake this
week, starting with Monday.
Miss Ida Windisb, formerly of this
city, but now of Omaha, was a Columbus
caller Thursday and Friday.
Misses Clara and Lillian Bloedorn re
turned Tuesday from Burlington, Iowa,
after a two weeks visit with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Oarrig left Tues
day morning for a visit with friends at
Beaver Crossing, Milford and 8eward.
Chris Wunderlich and family, who
have been in Europe on a trip since
April 15,arrived home Sunday afternoon.
O. E. Devlin and family, who have
been visiting in Pennsylvania, for the
lost month, returned home last Friday.
Mrs. R. G. Strother and daughter
Helen left last Thursday for a visit with
relatives and friends at Oounoil Bluffs
and Oarson, la.
Miss Mazie Magill, acompanied by her
brother Chester, left Tuesday for Cres
ton, where they will visit with relatives
and friends a few days.
Prof, and Mrs. Alvin Poole, formerly
of this city, arrived last Thursday and
are guests of Mrs. Poole's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. G. O. Burns.
I own two good level quarters of hay
and farm land near Bassett. A tine field
of corn and lots of good hay, price $20
per acre. Address Owner, Box 23, Bas
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Dock returned
last Thursday evening from Olarinda, la.
where they have been visiting. Mr. and
Mrs. James Cramer returned with them
nml the trip was made in Mr. Dack's
Henry Blaser left Monday for a three
weeks' stay at Excelsior Springs, Mo.
For the last two or three years Mr.
Blaser has not been in the best of health
and goes to the Springs with a hope of
Mrs. Cora Dotson. nee Cora Miner,
formerly of this city, now living at
Couucil Bluffs, is suffering from a slight
stroke of paralysis which occurred sev
eral weeks ago. Her friends in this city
will be pleased to hear of her speedy
Mrs. Fred Blazer, jr., who has been
visiting ut the home of her parent, Mr.
and Mrs. David Schupbach for the past
three weeks, will return to her home at
Omaha Saturday afternoon, she will be
accompanied by Miss Minnie Glur, who
will visit with relatives and friends for
Mrs. John Brockraan and daughter of
Omaha arrived last Friday evening for a
few days visit at the home of J. B.
Tschudy. They were enroute home
from Denver. Miss Sophie Brockman
and Mrs. U. B. Casey of Omaha are also
guests at the Tschudy home, having ar
rived Saturday evening.
The charge against Ray Noel, which
was preferred by H. J. Backes of Humph
rey, was dismissed in Jndges Ratterman's
court Monday afternoon, and the de
fendant paid the costs. It seems that
the crime was committed in Douglas
county and the court did not have juris
diction. Noel was represented by At
torney Shotwell of Omaha.
Saturday night one of the heaviest
electrical storma in some time visited
this looality. For several hours the
lightning was very bright. Besides
causing the telephone companies con
siderable trouble, lightning struck the
barn belonging to Geo. Douglas, in the
north part of the city, and killed one
horse and injured two others.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Neuraarker who
have baen guests at the home of Rev.
and Mrs. Neumarker for the past few
weeks, left Monday morning for Falls
City, Neb., where they will visit a few
days before returning to their home in
New York. They were accompanied by
Miss Emma Neumarker, who will visit
with friends for a couple of weeks.
Monday afternoon Cricket Myers was
up before Judge Thomas, having been
cited for contempt. She was represent
ed by Attorney Cain of Schuyler, and
the judge fined her $100 for contempt
and provided that she give security to
the amount of $250 for the proper obser
vance of the order. The judge reman
ded her to the ca?e of the sheriff until
the conditions were fulfilled.1
Six room house, small barn, lo
cated 7 blocks from the park. A
first-class place for the money.
Post Office Block
Dr. W. S. Evans, Union Block.
Drs. Paul and Matzen, Dentists.
Dr. Vallier, Osteopath. Barber block.
Red Oxide barn and roof paint at
New Fall goods arriving daily
Dr. Chas. H. Campbell, oculist and
auriet, 1215 Olive street.
Dr. W. R. Neumarker, office with Dr
O. D. Evans, west side of Park.
Columbia indestructible phonograph
records at Rohrich's, Eleventh street
Excellent values in ladies
muslin underwear at Gray's.
Wanted To buy single driving horse
for city. Call at Ernst & Brock's barn.
Found On the road north of the
Catholic church oa Tuesday, a small
bundle of merchandise. Call at Journal
Mayor Dahlman of Omaha was in the
city the first of the week, enroute to the
Fullerton chantaiiqna. In speaking of
the nomination he said he was confident
that he had won and would light for his
rights to the last.
The three weeks old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Kuta, residing in south Colum
buB died Sunday morning of summer
complaint. Funeral services were held
Monday morning at the Catholic church
and burial in the pariah cemetery.
Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marmoy
brought the body of their infant daugh
ter to this city for burial. The little
one died of heart trouble at their home
Monday, and the service was held in
Omaha, and also at the grave, being
conduoted by Rev. W. L. Dibble.
Ex-President Roosevelt will pass
through this city Friday evening, Aug.
20. He is enroute to Cheyenne, Wyo.,
where he will attend Frontier Day cele
bration. He will he on train No. 5;
which arrives here at (1:35 p. m.,and
the train usually stops here about five
or six minutes.
A delegation of Albion business men
were in Omaha last week conferring with
Vice President Mohler of the Union
Pacific regarding motor service on the
Albion branch, and report muoh en
couragement. The Albion club has
been quite energetic in this matter, and
are doing everything possible to secure
Richard HopkinB, a resident of this
city for the past ten years, died last
Friday evening at the home of Walter
Scott, on Eleventh street, of cancer of
the mouth. About ten years ago Mr.
Hopkins was engaged in business in
this eity, and since that time has lived
here. Funeral services were held Sun
day at the home of his nephew, George
Hopkins, near Bellwood, and interment
was in the Bellwood cemetery.
Ladies silk petticoats in black
and colors, $5.00 to $6.00 val
ues at $3.75 at Gi ay's.
is alone good enough lor 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 SN
HARNESS AND COAL
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City Band Concert.
The City Band will render the follow-
lowing program at the park Friday even
ing, August 2G, 1910:
March-The tfentinel K. K. Hall
Overture-The Silver Weddimr Snppe
a f A Itural Festival. F. II. Lasey
b(ln Natures Uanlea Leo. Voolkor
Uiscriptivo Fantasia The Haunted 1 loose
Approach of midnight. Moaning of the
triads, djiag away to silence. Twelro
o'clock. Itouaing- of the ghosts from
their day sleep. They are heard in the
distance approaching the assembly-room.
They draw near and their groans and
chains are health They rater anil all
send ont a deep groan nrcompanied by
the rattling of chains. To while away
the time they begin a ghost ilanco, at the
close of which the trumpeter announces
the arrival of the King II host. He enters
anil makes a short speech. They tremble
and tow to obey. ' Tour through the
house making sight hideous with their
cries, which are given and answered from
different parts of tho house. The King
calls ont to cease jost as tho rock an
nounces the dawning of another day.
They scramble front all parts of the hnase
to reach the assembly-roots, and then
begin their ghostly march away.
Cupid's rieadingd Geo. Voolkor
A niericaa Fantasia Theo. M . Tobano
Waltz-Lovelasd A. Ilolzmsn
Galop The Uports A.M. Langbtaff
On The Diamond.
Columbus is still climbing, hating se
cured a led for third place, with a pros
pect of reaching second.
During the last week they have won
five games out of six played, Thursday
being an open date. Last Wednesday
they shut out Kearney and Friday and
Saturday they shut Hastings out for
two games, the first by 8 to 0 and the
last one 4 to 0. Kearney was here Sun
day and Monday, and Columbus took
the 8nnday game 9 to 2 and Monday
Kearney shut out Columbus.
Red Cloud played Tuesday and were
shut out by the locals, 4 to 0.
Bo far the talk of closing the season
earlier has not amounted to anything
and it is now certain that no change
will be made from the original schedule,
which provides that September 10 will
end the season.
Haley was released by Columbus and
signed with Kearney before they left
Manager Corbett has several men here
trying them ont and is already prepar
ing a good lineup for next season.
McBetb, the new pitcher for Colum
bus, was in the box Monday against
Kearney and made a good showing.
State League Standing.
Kearney. ...... .
1 1 actings 39
Notice to School Patrons.
The schools of this city will be opened
on Sept. 6th. The division of the city
into districts for the accomodation of
pupils is as follows:
All High school pupils attend the High
school building. All eighth grade pu
pils attend the Williams school. Sixth
and seventh grade pupils north of 17 th
street attend the high school building,
those between the tracks and 17th street
attend the Williams school, and those
south of the tracks attend the Field
school. Fifth grade pupils north of the
tracks and west of Platte street attend
the Lincoln school; east of Platte street,
the High school. South of the tracks,
Washington street is the division line
between the Field and Williams schools
for all the grades below the sixth.
Fourth grade pupils north of the
tracks and west of Spisce street attend
the Lincoln school, those east of Hpiece
attend the High school.
Third grade pupils north of the track
and west of Olive, attend the Lincoln
and those east attend the High school.
The above districts are changed at the
opening of school if conditions demand
North side pupils attend the Lincoln
school kindergarten, south side pupils
attend the Williams school kindergarten.
Pupils are admitted to the kindergarten
at the opening of school, who are five
years of afe. or who will be five before
the following January 1st.
R. M. Campbell,
Sapt. of Schools.
Mr. McElfresh Accepts Nomination.
To the Editor of TheOolambus Journal,
Dear Sir: Having received the nomi
nation for county attorney on the repub
lican ticket at the recent primary elec
tion, the same being wholly unsolicited
on my part and without my knowledge,
I desire to state to the people of Platte
county through the columns of your
paper that I have accepted the nomina
tion conferred and am a candidate for
As the county attorney participates in
no respect in the legislative functions of
the state or nation I deem it wholly un
necessary to advance any argument oa
party issues. Suffice it to say that I
earnestly believe that the office of county
attorney should be conducted along pro
gressive lines and that its administration
should be honest, clean anil economic
and free from vice and graft and at the
greatest saving possible to tnc tax pay
ers of the county who support the office.
I believe that the office should not rep
resent any political party or element or
faction to the exclusion of the public.
Tbe county attorney should represent
the people and the sacred trust imposed
should prompt him to fulfill his duties
to all alike with special privileges to
none. I believe that it is not within tbe
duty of a county attorney to "spy out
violators of the statute, but rather to
give due and prompt consideration to
all matters coming before him. I furth
er believe that all unnecessary expense
borno by the county for attorneys to
assist the county attorney should be
eliminated. A public official shoald
ever bear in mind that we are existing in
an age when it is hard for a great many
to supply the table with tbe actual neces
saries of life and avoid placing an addi
tional burden upon the shoulders of his
constituency in the way of increased
Having accepted the nomination, I
earnestly solicit the support of the peo
ple and of the voters of Platte county,
irrespective of party lines or party issues.
Assuring you of my personal esteem, I
Very sincerely yours,
C. N. McEi.FiiEsn.
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
Monday of this week the boys' tennis
tournament began on the association
grounds. Twelve boys are taking part
and the tournament will in all probabi
lity be finished by Wednesday evening,
but there is a chance that it may con
tinue Another day. The following bovs
sre taking part: Don Fauble, Ed Wea
ver. Paul Dickey, Fred Strother, Frank
Kobde, Everett Welch, Homer Rush,
Raymond Thompeon,Clarence Newman,
Earl Uabcock, John Abts, Carl Walter.
S. L. Whitney, a graduate of the in
stitute and training school of Chicago, is
the new general secretary of the Colum
bus Y. M. C. A, his election by the
board of directors being made last Mon
day evening and his acceptance reach
ing this city Saturday. For eighteen
months Mr. Whitney held the position
of assistant secretary of tbe Peru, Ind.,
Y. M. C. A., and before going to the
training school was. assistant secretary
for two years at Gibson, Ind. His re
commendations were of the best :nd tbe
board feel that they have secured an ex
cellent man for tbe position. Mr. Whit
ney will assume his duties September 12
it being impossible for him to reach here
sooner. In the meantime acting as se
cretary Putnam will continue to have
charge of the local association, although
he expects to leave September 1.
Route No. 1.
Emil Behrens is putting up a water
tank and running mains to tbe house,
barn and feed yards.
Tbe Independent telephone people
have been over their lines on Route 1,
repairing and putting them in first class
Several loads of old corn have been
marketed by farmers on tbe route this
week, showing that they have no doubt
about tbe coming crop.
Some of the patrons on tbe route still
fail to observe the ruling of the depart
ment regarding tho penny nuisance.
Some day they will find pennies and
letters still in the box when they go for
Wm. and Ed Zeckser. nephews of
John Mindrnp, will return Friday to
their home in Rochester, where they are
attending the seminary. During tbe
summer they have been working on
Route 1 and 3. They will return by
way of Alta Vesta, Kansas, and visit
relatives for a week.
Route No. 3.
Mrs. Fred Uehlen, er., is ai the home
of Wm. Lange during their Beige of sick
Tbe dance at Martin Dunn's Satnrday
night was well attended and all report a
Fred Krfcinger of Omaha was tbe
guest of hie old time friend. Joseph
Weinlet, this week.
Miss Lydia Seefeld returned home
from Fremont Tuesday, where she had
been visiting her aunt. Mrs. Mary Ranz.
Martha and Emil Mobrman, John
Uusseman and George Hageman were
taken into the Shell Creek Baptist
When in town and in
need of a place to write
a letter; remember that
we have a desk fitted
with paper and enve
lopes, just for that pur
pose. Come in and make use
Cilmhis Sfati Bilk
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Route No. 4.
Harry Reins is baaling sand for the
foundation for the barn he ia building.
JakeMaurer and Alfred Ioasi made
atrip to John Heibel's on Roato 1 San
day. Ernest and Walter Iossi and Ernest
Kummer Sundayed at tbe John Liebig
Mrs. Chas Smith aad daughter of
Sohuyler were Sunday guests at the
home of Jacob Smith.
Mr and Mrs. M. Leas of Duncan and
Chas. Geiser of Oolambus were Sunday
visitors at Chas Kula's.
Quite a number of the boys from
Route 4 attended the dance at Ed Webb's
Saturday eight, and report a good time.
Corn on the roate is looking fine, aad
it will very likely turn out the same aa
the winter wheat did, which was report
ed damaged this spring.
During the eleetrical storm Satarday
night lightning struok one of tbe big
cottonwood trees at Daa Bray's aad
split it from top to bottom, taking oat a
quarter of tbetraak.
John, Ed and Chas Mayberger each
had a birthday last week aad Sunday
they and their friends met at tbe home
of Mrs. Carl Mayberger aad properly
celebrated the. events.
Sylvester, infant son of Mr. aad Mm.
Adolph Liebig died Saaday moreiag.
Funeral services were held Monday at
St. Joseph's charcb, aad'barial waaia
the cemetery east of Platte Center.
Route No. 6.
Jalius Rudat is completing a large
Ida Oppliger retarned Monday from a
visit with ber sister at Central City.
Tbe Columbas Gmetli Verein held
their annual picnic at Sam Mueller's
grove last Sunday.
Louis Blaser received a letter from his
parents, who have been ia Switzerland
for some time, saying that they woald
start for home on August 25.
Sam Mueller, Louis Blaser and Otto
Ernst are among those who sre dispos
ing of their last year's crop, as they are
now sure of a big crop this year.
The Congregational church holds the
following servi oes each Sabbath : Morn
ing worship 11 a. m.; evening worship 8
p. m.; Sunday school 9:45 a. m.; Y. P.
S. C. E. 7 p. m. Our aim is to interest
and help the public If you have not a
church home we invite you to worship
with us. Mm. Hoyle, ohoir director;
Miss Fuller, assistant; Mrs. W. S. Evans,
William L. Dibble, Pastor.
MEAT CLEUMi SUE.
On account of having my bailding
moved into tbe street, I will offer my en
tire stock at cut prices. Some goods
sre sold at cost or even below cost.
Eleventh Street Jeweler.
We have tbe ageaey for the
famous Mansing Underwear, the
beat popular priced Union Saita
on tbe market Prices in men's'
from Sl.50 to $4.50. Prices in
boys from 60c, 7Ce,tl and $1.S5.
In two piece garments we have
a splendid line ready for yoar in
spection and ranging in priee
from 60c to $2 50 a garment. Bay
early while the sizes are coscpleU.