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FORTY-FIRST YEAR. NUMBER 26.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1910.
WHOLE NUMBER 2,028.
BECHER, HOCKEHBERGER &
Hoga.top $7.W)to $8.10
MANY YEARS AGO
Files of The Journal, October '.), 1877.
An immense amount of Nebraska
wheat and cattle are being shipped over
the Union Pacific roatl, and the road is
crowded to supply the freight rare to
meet the demand.
We have been requested to Crt.ll the
attention of the city marshal to the fact
that fast driving in the streets has been
indulged in lately, "contrary to the
statute in the case made and provided."
The city marshal is expected to stop
'em up short.
While Messrs. Gro-suieklaup, Bean
and others were crossing the Loup
bridge on last Friday with a large lot of
cattle for Mr. Dnviri Anderson, three of
the herd fell or jumped oft the unguard
ed approach at the east end of the
bridge, entirely disabling one, breaking
a horn for auother, while the third
limped a little, just as a reminder of
what had happened.
From Mr. Orlnndo Koso we have the
particulars of bin loss of wheat by
lightning on Tuasday night of last week.
The lightning struck two stacks con
taining about 2."U bushels of grain, this
occurred about two o'clock. The lire
was first seen by two of Mr. Hose's
neighbors, B. Evarts and Adam Guttler,
who very neighbor like came to his as
sistance and helped him for n night nnd
a day. The two stacks that were on
tire were within eight and nine feet of
other stacks, and it required the utmost
vigilance and tact to keep them from
catching. When the wind was favorable
the burning stacks were gradually un
dermined on the leeward side and tliUB
all the stacks were saved except the two
that were struck by lightning.
Following is a list of unclaimed mail
matter remaining in the post office at
Columbus, Nebraska, for the period end
ing September 28, 1910:
Letters Dora Borowiak, Christ Din
erkos. Prof. A.C. Eibel, Nathan Elledge,
Harry Finch, Mrs. Mae George, Herman
Niblack, II. A. Uodman, Harry S.
Cards John Geinsman, J. II. (filbert.
Miss Kittie Jenneman. Frank Pace (2),
H. A. Uodman, Miss Leonora Hobs, Jack
Spencer, Miss Blanche Simmons, C. P.
Parties calling for any of the above
will please say advertised
Oaki. Kuameu, P. M.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank the friends for their
many acts of kindness during the sick
ness and death of our beloved mother,
and also for the floral tributes.
Children ok Mas. II. E. Bai.t.ou.
All the latest shades and
Sip Writing a Sitcialty
D. G. KAVANAUGH
After a short illness Mrs. D. R. Fran
cis, aged 5G year, died Sunday at the
family home on the J. U. Galley farm,
four miles east of this city. Mrs. Fran
cis, whose maiden name was Malinda
Isabell Holmes, was born at Bethany,
Mo., April 13, 18-15. Here she grew to
womanhood, and later moved to Iowa,
where on May 8, 1873, she was married
to D. R. Francis. After residing in
Iowa for twelve years the family return
ed to the Missouri home, remaining
there until 1900, when they came to
Nebraska, locating for one year at Ames
and then coming to Oconee, this county.
After a two years residence there the
family moved to their present home,
east of the city. At the age of sixteen
she joined the South Methodist church,
and has been a member ever since. Her
husband and ten children, seven sons
and three daughters survive her, the
children being E. It. and R. L. Francis
of Richland, A. A., David, W. L., Thur
man and Homer, living east of the city,
and Mrs. W. Drawbridge of North Loup,
and Mildred and Edith Francis at home.
Funeral services were held at the home
Wednesday at 10 a. m , being conducted
by Rev. W. L. Dibble of the Congrega
tional chnrch, and burial wbb in the
Louis Meyer, who lives four miles
south of Creston, was in the city Satur
day, having just returned from South
Dakota, and on reading the account of
the disappearance of his son, says, the
story is overdrawn. He lays the blame
for the account on one of his neighbors,
with whom he had an iltercation, and
says that it is spite work. The boy, who
left home early in September, went to
Platte Center, and was working on a
farm there. Since the story was publish
ed the boy telephoned home, and made
arrangements to return, which he did
on Sumlay. September 25.
Last Thursday afternoon Charles
Malone and Miss Hattie Klug, both of
this city, were married at the office of
County Jndge Ratterman, Rev. Samuel
Harknass of the Presbyterian church
performing the ceremony. The couple
are well known in this city, Mr. Malone
being a clerk in the Columbus Mercan
tile Go's store nnd the bride a trimmer
in the millinery department of the Gray
Mercantile Co. After the ceremony Mr.
and Mrs. Malone left on an evening
train for Omaha, nnd will spend a short
time at the home of the groom in Cort
Last week Carl Schubert of this city
received the sad news of the death of
his sister, Mrs. A. Olbrich of Baker
City, Oregon. Mrs. Olbrich was well
known to many of the older residents of
Columbus, having lived here for twelve
years prior to moving to their present
home in Maker City. She was sixty
years of age and was born in Romer
stadt, Austria. Her health had been
good up to a short time before her death,
when she was stricken with apoplexy,
which caused her death. Her htisbnnd
died some time ago.
Last Thursday afternoon Prince Teai
Tsung, en route from China to study
conditions in the army and navy of the
United States, passed through this city
on the Union Pucific. The prince and
his party occupied two private cars at
tached to the second section of No 10 and
arrived in this city at 5:15, and the train
Btopped hare about ten minutes. The
distinguished passenger did not show
himself, bat his escort included nn es
cort of goveenment officials, representa
tives of the presH and also a party of his
While a westbound freight was at
Silver Creek Sunday night the crown -sheet
of the engine, one of the .'U)0 class,
dropped and the escaping steam severely
if not fatally, burned Fireman Andreas.
He was brought to this city at once and
taken to the hospital, and his oondition
is very serious. With the exception of
his arm and his breast, bis body is a mass
of burns from the escaping Bteam. and it
is feared that he may have inhaled some
of the steam and coal gas from the fire
Friday evening the local democrats
met at the city hall nnd organized a
Dnhliuun club with August Korttlcher,
as president, F. J. Kersenbrork, secre
tary, and Carl Rohde, treasurer, the
present membership being about sixty.
Saturday morning Mayor Dahlman
spoke in the Maennechor hall to a good
sized audience, and was in the city un
til about noon, when he left to fill an
engagement at Comstock, Nebr.
Ray Eaton, who has been postal clerk
on the Burlington between this city and
Lincoln for the last nine years, has been
transferred to Lincoln to the transfer
department of the Lincoln post office,
the change to be effective October L
His new position will be more congenial,
especially as to hours, as on the run from
here to the capital city he was obliged to
get ready for work at G a. m. and did
not return until almost 10 p. m.
George Bloedorn returned Sunday
afternoon from Rochester. Minn , where
he had his left leg amputated about a
month ago. He has been able to be
around for two weeks and the doctors in
charge discharged him from the hospital
last Saturday. 8ince the operation
George has been gaining strength rapid
ly and says that he feels much better,
and as soon as the limb heals he expects
to secure an artificial leg.
Do you wait a baby?
Dr. Naumann, Dentist 13 St.
Try Leavy's Laxative Lozenges.
Dr. Morrow, office Lueschea building.
Baled bay for sale. Ernst & Brock.
Wm. Dietrichs, painting, Ind. phone
Try a refreshing dish of pure ice cream
Red Tag sale at Gipe's, 403 west Elev
Four room house for rent. Elliott,
Speice & Co.
Show cases for sale cheap D. H. Gipe,
Dr. C. A. Allenhurger, ofitoe in new
State Bank building.
Gray's Fall opening will con
tinue until October 1st.
Dr. L P. Garatenson, Veterinarian, In
firmary, 11th and KnmmerSts.
The Misses Alma and Lilly Siems of
Los Angeles, Oal., are visiting their sis
ter, Mrs. Henry Wilckins.
Mrs. W. M. Cornelius left last Thurs
day for a sojourn of several weeks with
relatives in Pennsylvania.
Weldin, the photographer, now locat
ed on Thirteenth street, north of Fne
dhof'e, is prepared to do all kinds of
A. Heintz left Wednesday morning
for Pataloma, Cat., where he will spend
the winter and escape the cold of a Ne
F. Rrodfuehrer, who has been con
fined to his home for the last week with
a cold that has settled on his lungs, is
During the last week County Jndge
Ratterman issued but one marriage
license to Ohas. Malone and Hattie
Klug, both of Columbus.
Seth Broun, who was firing on the
night switch engine, is nursing a very
sore hand as the result of a fall from a
slippery tank a short time ago.
Lost In railroad yards from train No.
3, Tuesday night, new black Derby hat,
marked J. H. W. Please return by ex
press to J. U. Whittemore, Sioux City,
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Hart, John Ratter
man and F. J. Gerharz went to Omaha
Thursday to attend the Knights of Co
lumbus banquet in that city the same
I own two good level quarters of hay
and farm land near Baseett. A fine field
of corn and lots of good hay, price S20
per acre. Address Owner, Box 23, Bas-
D. Menkeof Tinley Park, III., who
has been visiting his nephew, D. G.
Bartels. for the last three weeks, return
ed home Tuesday. Mr. Menke is eighty
two years old, and this is his first trip
Among those who will serve as jurors
at the October term of federal court are
H. It. RobinBon and T. W. Adams, who
will go to Lincoln, and C. F. Todenhoft
and O. O. Gray, who have been summon
ed for Omaha.
Since putting into service the addition
al rooms at the Meridian landlord Tod
enhoft has made an advance in the prices.
Now rooms with bath are at the rate of
$2.50 per day, while the regular rate is
now $2.00 per day.
Leo Augustyn, infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Augustyn, died Sunday,
aged one month and thirteen days.
Funeral services were held Monday at
the Catholic church, and burial was in
the parish cemetery.
Dan Echols is the new local manager
of the Nebraska Telephone company in
this city, being checked in last week.
Mr. Echols has a wide acquaintance in
the city, and has also had considerable
business experience and the company
made no mistake in securing him for the
Ed Newman bas sold his 260 acre
farm, ten miles north of the city, to
Fred Gottschalk, the consideration be
ing $21,000 This is not far from the
$100 mark, and the location is quite a
distance from the city, which shows
that Platte county real estate is still on
Geo. A. Scott, jr., returned from Kan
sas City last Wednesday evening and
will make Columbus his home in the
future. While absent he was in the
drug business and later a traveling Bales
man, but since his return to Columbus
he has accepted a position in the Ger
man National bank.
Tuesday afternoon the case of W.L
Cook against W. A. Green was before
Judge Ratterman. the plaintiff sueing
for $36 for services as a veterinarian.
A considerable portion of the afternoon
was taken up and the jury finally de
cided in favor of the plaintiff, but al
lowed him a verdict of only $10 instead
of the amount asked for.
Dr. U. A. Reed, who was loaated at
Genoa for several years in the practice of
dentistry, has located in Columbus and
formed a partnership with Dr. O. V.
Campbell. Since selling his Genoa
practice a few months ago, Dr. Reed has
been looking for a location, and finally
decided on this city. He is now located
here with his family, residing on West
Four Room House
Good repair. Full lot, barn and
shade. Looted on Washington Ave
nue, near Eleventh street.
160 Acre Farm
Improved, 6 miles east of Columbus
$50 Per Acre
Post Office Block Columbus, Neb.
Do you want a baby?
Dr. W. S. Evans, Union Block.
Drs. Paul and Matzen, Dentists.
Dr. Vallier. Osteopath, Barber block.
Red Oxide barn and roof paint at
Dr. Chas. II. Campbell, oculist and
auriet, 1215 Olive street.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. flayes were in
Omaha the first of the week.
Gray's Fall opening con
tinues until October 1st.
Dr. W. R. Nenmarker, office with Dr
C. D. Evans, west side of Park.
Watch for unrgains in qneensware and
china at Gipe's, 403 west Eleventh street.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bean and little
daughte- go to Grand Island Thursday
for nshoit visit.
C. E. Davis, who has bcon visiting his
father at Oakland, California, for some
time, returned home last week.
Beginning Sunday, October 2, the
Buschman meat market will be closed
every Sunday until warm weather.
J. Herr has opened up a tea. coffee
and grocery store in the building owned
by E. Ar M"R, on Twelfth street.
Jonas Welch, who was stricken several
weeks ago, is improving slowly and is
now able to sit up, and he is gaining
strength every dsy.
Rev. Fr. Marcellinus of this city rep
resented the dioconate of Columbus at
the reception given Canlinal Vannuetelli
in Omaha last week.
Editor E. A. Gerrard of the Monroe
Looking Glass, who has been sojourning
in New Yoik and other points in the
east, will arrive home the last of this
A. E. Vallier left the first of the week
for LaBelle, Mo., where he will visit for
a week or two before returning home
with Mrs. Vallier, who has been there
for some time.
Rev. D. I. Roush of the Methodist
church is making arrangements to move
to hie new Geld in South Dakota, as
soon as the conference of that district
gives him an assignment.
-The first frosts of the season, Monday
and Tuesday nights, were not heavy
enough to injure vegetation in fact,
only the very tender plants were killed.
The corn generally has been benefitted
by the frosts.
Rain prevented the City Band from
giving their regular concert last Friday
evening and it was postponed until Tues
day evening of this week. The pro
gram for the next concert, Friday eve
ning, September 30, has not been pre
pared and cannot be published this
week. But two more of these concerts
will be given this season.
GREAT CLEMIRB SUE.
On account of having my building
moved into the street, I will offer my en
tire stock at cnt prices. Some goods
are sold at cost or even below cost.
Eleventh Street Jeweler.
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 & SOI
HARNESS AND COAL
Miss Josio Belford, who is employed
as stenographer in Humphrey, arrived
Wednesday for a few days' visit with the
Mrs. Wm. Bennett of Dsrlington, Wis.
arrived last Wednesday for a visit of
two weeks at the homo of her aunt, Mrs.
Miss Minnie Glur of the Journal force
who has been visiting for several weeks
in Omaha and Council BluftV, is expect
ed home the coming week.
Howard McCray, who has been in
Nevada for about a year, returned last
week and will remain here for the pre
sent in the employ of A. DuBsell & Son
Rev. L. R. DcWolf, pastor of the
Methodist church of this city for a
number of years, has been returned to
Fairmont, this state, the same charge he
has had for the last year.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Olarkand daugh
ter, Mjss Hazel, who have been visiting
during the summer at Baker City, Port
land and other points in Oregon, will
return home during October.
Excavating for the new post office
building is well under way, and will soon
lie ready for the material. Several of
the local contractors have been asked
for estimates on portions of the work.
H. A. Clarke left Wednesday for Val
entine where he is having n sale of thor
oughbred short horns. After the sale
Mr. Clarke will return to this city for a
few days, and then leave for a three
weeks' sojourn in California.
The Columbus Cream company have
leased the old Cover bide house, on West
Eleventh street, and will use it as n store
house for their wooden ware and other
supplies, which will give them consider
able additional room in their creamery
George Fairchild came up from Lin
coln last Friday nnd remained until
Tuesday with the home folks. Mr.
Fairchild has been unite busy with his
duties as county treasurer examiner,
but this was one of the times tbnt he
had a few days to spare.
The dry goods department of the Gray
Mercantile Co. have changed their china
to the basement and now the second
floor is devoted exclusively to millinery
and ladies' ready to wear cloaks and
suits. The change more than doubles
the capacity of their millinery depart
ment, which is one of the most up to
date in this section.
Since the installing of the new water
cranes at the Union Pacific considerable
less time is required for engines to take
water, and the result is much less in
convenience from blocked crossings
Under the new order of things there is
less cans for complaint from trains de
laying traffic, and the public are put to
lefs inconvenience now. that tedious
wails are done away with. (
Sam Ellis of Silver Creek concluded he
could defeat Lester Gates of this city in
a blue rock event of twenty-five targets,
Gates to give him a handicap of three
targets, for a purse of $50. The match
was pulled off Monday of this week at
Silver Creek, Gates breaking twenty
four nut of twenty-five, while his oppon
ent's ecore was seventeen. D. D. Bray
accompanied Mr. dates to Silver Greek
to umpire the shoot.
While working on the roof of a houee
in the western part of the city Tuesday
afternoon, R. O. Boyd lost his footing
and fell to the ground a distance of ten
or twelve feet. The job was about
completed and he was getting ready to
leave the roof when the accident occur
red. When he fell he went bead first
and stmck on bis shoulder, badly bruis
ing himself. No bones were broken,
but it will be several weeks before he
recovers from the accident.
Last week a stranger happened into
Platte Center and stopped attheCIother
hotel, and during his stay passed a
forged draft on Landlord Clother.
When Frank discovered his loss be pro
ceeded to do a little detective work on
his own account, and located his man in
Humphrey, where he was arrested.
Frank went up from Platte Geotcr
Wedaesday morning to identify him, and
was deputized to bring him to Columbus
on the noon train,' which be did.
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
The Religious Work committee have
a good series of Men's Sunday af ternooa
meetings arranged for extending through
the winter season.
The membership committee are busy
at work and are securing the renewal of
many of the memberships which have
been allowed to lapse during the past
A five number entertainment course
has been provided for this season. The
first number will come October 18th.
300 tickets have already been sold and
as the seating capacity is limited the
Committee are not pushing the sale of
tickets further. Tickets will not be sold
at reduced prices this year and those
desiring them will do well to get them
Last Tuesdsy evening the first month
ly banquet of tho Business Men's Club
for this season was held. It was open
to the wives of the membsrs and a good
crowd was present. O. J. Garlow acted
as toastmaster and gave a strong boost
for Columbus and exhorted the citizens
to be loyal supporters of their city ia
every way. A very enjoyable program
was furnished by Miss Lnri Fuller,
vocalist, Miss Uedwig Jaeggi. violinist,
Mrs. L. W. Snow gave several readings.
CN. McElf resli delivered an address
on "Political Ethics'' and J. O. Bailey,
State Secretary of the Nebraska YouBg
Mens Christian Associations gave a stir
ring address with an earnest appeal to
the men to stand by the work of the
association and make it the success
which Columbus wants all her projects
to be. The banquet was a success in
Every man has a social energy for in
vestment. It is not strange that some
men are in chnrch, some in the ealoon.
some in the ball park, some in the Sun
day evening Lyric. It is the social ele
ment of lb soul finding investment.
Even the man who finds his pleasure
with books is not an exception to this
rule. The question is not shall I invest
or to what extent shill I invest, but
rather whore shall I invest? In the ma
jority of cases it is not a well thought
through and wisely answered question.
It is rather a matter of drift or inclina
tion. No man is logically a drunkard.
Few men are Sabbath breakers from
conclusions drawn from well laid pro
mises. The sinfulness of iio is its in
difference. It invests the social energy
of life with less thought than is given to
the investment of dollars. Men, does it
pay not to be a christian? Does it pay
not to attend church? Does it pay to
invest all of your social powers outride
of rightouB causes? The churches of
Columbus need the men. The men
built them and they wonld dislike to
see them go out of business. Should
you not be in the pew as much of a
Sunday as your wife or daughter?
The Congregational people extend to
you a warm invitation to listen to the
sermons of their pastor next Sunday, ia
the morning, from thesubjeet. Christian
Atonement, of the evening from the
subject: The Religion of the Lord's
Prayer Organic Unity of Society.
William L. Dibble, Minister.
Route No. 3.
Gus Blessen is on the sick list this
A new strel ceiling has been put up in
the school bonne i district No. 12.
Charles Drunken wns a guest at the
J. W. Albers hom .Sunday evening.
An eleven and one hilf pound snr
arrived at the home of Mr. and Airs. Wm
Reese on Monday.
Henry Uobbensiefken and family of
sonth of Platte Center were guests of
friends on Route 11 Snnday.
Ed Bakenhus returned last Saturday
evening from Excelsior Springs Mo.,
much improved in health.
Route No. 1.
Lueschen was filling his
The carrier has not observed a single
King road drag since the last rain.
Ed Hollman drove his gosoline trac
tion engine to Columbus Monday and
traded it in on a larger engine.
Mrs. Mabel Utisch and little daughter
of Yutan, Nebr., arrived last Saturday
for a visit at the home of Revr Mueller.
Miss Kuth Pickett, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. A. C. Pickett of Riverside,
Gal., who has been on a European trip,
will arrive in this city early in October
and be the guest of H. B. Reed and
family and other friends.
are much in demand in fall millinery.
A good one will last for years if cared
for while a poor one is shott lived.
The ostrich is a tropical bird and,, when
transplanted to any other country its
plumage is much inferior, especially in
durability. Onr stock is selected Afri
can importations, the best we can buy
H. H. STIRES.
County Option Meeting.
Rev. G. W. Young. D. D.. of Louis
ville, Kentucky, assistant general super
intendent of the National Anti-Saloon
League, will speak at the North opera
house, on Sunday evening, October 9.
The meeting will be held
auspices of the churches of
He will discuss the subject
We issue them on any part
of the world.
We also issue our own
ters of credit.
The safest way to carry
money when traveling.
Columbus State Bilk
Capital SmrplM, Sft.OOO.OO
Miss Metta Swaia of Liacola, was a
guest at the home of her brother, Lloyd
Swain, last week.
Bricklsyers have the first story of the
Levine buildisg well under way. having
completed the briok work on the
ment last week.
Monday of next week the board of
supervisors will meet ia regular session,
and besides roatine business that body
will complete arrangements for accept
ing the Platte river bridge. Ia eoaaeo
tion with this the county boards of But
ler and Polk counties will have to be
notified and these bodies pass on the
structure before the Inal acceptance
from the bridge company.
Some of the best corn exhibited in the
city is from the Sparkbawk farm, south
of the river, now owned by David
Thomas. The corn was brought ia by
C. J. Carrig last week, and it was very
well filled and the ears exceptionally
large. This farm was always considered
a good producer, and in spite of the dry
weather during the summer, the yield
of this field will be exceptional.
Miss Emeline Lawrence and Charles
McWilliams, both of Monree. were mar
ried at the home of the bride's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Morrow of College
View, Neb. Mr. and Mm Mc Williams
are well known ia Monroe, the bride
having conducted a millinery store there
for a number of years, and the groom ia
at prfaent manager of J. E Erskiae's
general store at that place. The bride's
parents resided north of this city, ia
Grand Prairie township, for a number
Driving the steel piling for the Platte
river bridge, south of the city, was com
pleted Tuesday, and the placing of the
spaas is the heavy work that remains to
be dono before the structure is complet
ed. Foremen Uennerly exneots to have
the structure ready for the grading at
the ends by Saturday, October 8, aad
that it will be available for crossiag by
that time. The floor of the completed
portion is laid, but is not nailed down
solid, and this will bo done after the
spans are in plaee and the bridge ready
To the People of Columbus:
I am happy this morning, even though
I am blind. I feel that a blind man can
do some good in the world, if he tries.
I have been trying to do good by selling
meat to Columbus people at low prioes.
A friend bas just been reading to me
from one of the city papers an announce
ment by my combined competitors, who
say that they will hereafter sell meat at
the low prices which I have established.
That looks like I was doieg some good
in Columbus, and I feel so good over the
situation that I waat to thank
the people for the splendid patronage
they have been giving me since I made
it possible for them to buy meat at low
prices in Colambua.
O. n Buschman.
We have the agency for the
famous Massing Underwear, the
best popular priced Union Saits
on the market. Prices in men's
from $1.50 to $4.50. Prices in
boys' from 50c, 75c, II aad $1.25.
In two piece garments we have
a splendid line ready for yoar in
spection and ranging ia pries
from 60c to $250 a garment. Bay
early while the sizes are complete.