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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1910.
WHOLE NUMBER 2,032.
FORTY-FIRST YEAR. NUMBER 30.
A Dollar Saved
is a Dollar
Payments begin Nov. 4,
BECHER, H0CKENBER6ER &
Hogs.top 17.50 to $8.00
MANY YEARS AGO
Files of the Journal. October 31. 1877.
There is an ordinance of the city
against stacking hay unsheltered in close
proximity to buildings. Better "may
be" see that ordinance before you do
much stacking. Any man who thinks
steadily on the subject for five consecu
tive minutes will readily conclude that
the reason for passing such an ordinan
ce is that such combustibles are dan
gerous. Last week Duvid Anderson turned
over to James Kinemnn of l'olk county
forty-nine two year old steers to be corn
fed and fattenid for the Chicago mar
ket next summer. Mr. Anderson will
also furnish a lurge number of hogs to
run and fatten along with these cattle.
R. H. Henry iq also having n large num
ber of cattle fattening by Butler county
farmers. We lielieve the time is fast
approaching wheu all the stock steers
raised in Nebraska will lie fed at home,
with the large amount of snrplus corn
that will annually be raised by our
farmers, instead of being driven out of
the state into Iowa and Illinois, as is
now being done, and eventually central
Nebraska is destined to be one of the
best cattle producing sections, as it is
now one of the very best hog producing
eectionB in the northwest.
Allow no man to dictate your vote.
Have the independence, the manhood, to
stand for your right to vote for the men
of your choice, aud not the choice of an
other man who may imagine he has
some "pressure" which ho can bring to
bear upon you. Undue iutluence in
election matters is one of the greatest,
perhaps the very greatest, curse under
a republican form of government, be
cause the free, intelligent ballot is the
very foundation of all our greatness as
well as our existence as a nation. The
truth is that he who corrupts the bal
lot, or uses undue influences to gain
votes is a greater traitor than he who
takes up arms against bis government,
because au open, fair avowed enemy is
always better than one who seeks to
gain his ends by cunning, by treachery
and corruption. Vote as you will and
not as another dictates.
Active Agent Wanted for Platte
Best land proposition ever offered.
We give free transportation to Palm
Beach, Florida, to examine lands. $10.00
per month for twenty-tive mouths buys
a tract of fruit land. Au easy seller.
Good active agents make big money.
For particulars and literature, write
Crew fc Phair, general agents, St. Paul,
All the latest shades and
Sign Writing a Specially
D. C. KAVANAUGH
Ever since the Columbus Light, Heat
& Power companv began pumping water
for the city, the meter placed at that
time h&B not given satisfaction, for the
reason that it was not in the proper place,
and the city council has experienced
considerable trouble with the water pro
position. At one time a test meter was
placed in service and this showed the
defect of the regular meter. At last the
council decided to remedy the matter
aud A. Duesell & Son were given the job
of plucing the meter where it belonged.
Accordingly every preparation for the
ehauge was made and the water com
missioner gave notice that the water
supply would be ehut off at 8 a. m.
Monday. The water was shut off at
that time, but soon people discovered
that the light plant was shutdown. This
was caused by the failure of the light
company's wells to supply them with
water, as it was supposed they would,
but which they had not been using, as
the city water was more easily available.
This condition of affairs continued un
til after 3 p. m., when the stand pipe
was connected with the mains and the
water turned on and the light plant
started. The placing of the meter in its
proper position will not interfere with
either the city water or the light plant,
and Dushell & Son now have this work
well under way.
Last Saturday morning the disciplin
arian of the Genoa Indian school had an
exciting time with a runaway pupil he
was returning to that institution. This
pupil is known as about the most diffi
cult one to manage that they have to
deal with, and he had just succeeded in
reaching the reservation, in the north
part of the state, after escaping from
the school. The disciplinarian and his
charge boarded the Spalding freight
Saturday morning, and when about four
miles out of this city the Indian asked
permission to go into the closet. As he
'remained there some time, the discipli
narian tried the door and found it lock
ed and then asked the trainmen to open
it. But when they investigated they
found it empty, as the boy had jumped
from the train while under full headway
and made his escape. The disciplinarian
at once secured a tenm and started after
him, but did notsucceadin getting him,
although he was Been by several farmers
headed for the reservation. The Indian
school ollicial came to this city and will
go to the reservation anil take the Indian
boy in charge again, when he shows up
Last Friday evening the city council
granted h building permit to O. II.
Washburn for the construction of an
office at the Airdome, provided the walls
of the same are of brick. The petition,
which was presented to the council ask
ing that the Union Pacific maintain a
street crossing nt the point where Fif
teenth street crosses the Spalding branch
was reported on favorably, and the clerk
instructed to notify the company to com
ply with the request. In order to meet
the deficiency caused by the city being
compelled to sell the Platte river bridge
bonds nt a discount an agreement was
made between the city nnd Platte coun
ty, whereby the city should transfer
$2,000 from the Loup river bridge sink
ing fund to the Platte river bridge fund,
the same to be replaced out of the city's
apportionment of the county road and
bridge fund. The ordinance regulating
house movers and requiring them to give
a bond was passed. A. B. McQuown
filed his application for the position of
city scavenger, and the council appoint
ed him to that position.
Congressman Latta and G. M. Hitch
cock arrived in the city Tuesday morn
ing a little behind their regular schedule.
The meeting was held in the park and
Congressman Lntta made the first ad
ress, being introduced by Judge Hens
ley. His talk was along national'issues.
as was also that of Mr. Hitchcock, who
compared the insurgent republicans
with the democrats. He made but
slight reference to Edgar Howard's
charges, and if the crowd expected some
thing along this line, they were disap
pointed. He mentioned the state ticket,
but that only briefly. A good sized
crowd was present, and after the con
clusion of the meeting the party left in
automobiles for Oconee and other points
in Platte county, where they were sche
duled for the day, accoiupauied by a
number of local democrats.
This week workmen are taking
out the old boilers from the west room
of the old water works station, and if
the building is in proper condition it
will be used'for a city jail, the present
one being practically of no use what
ever The old stairway to the pumps
has been taken out and an outside stair
way put in. Should this be utilized for
a jail, it could be heated from the elec
tric light plant, as there is at present a
steam pipe connected from the light
plant to the one remaining steam pump,
and it could also be used for heating.
Supervisor district No. 1 will have two
candidates in the field for supervisor.
Fred Basenbrock, a prominent republi
can, filing an application, signed by 193
voters of bis district, asking that bis
name be placed on the ticket. Mr. Das
enbrock was not an aspirant for the
office, but his friends in that district in
sisted on his being a candidate. Super
visor Goetz, who has represented that
district for a number of years, has never
been up against as hard a fight as this
1 year, and the contest promises to be a
Dr. Neumann. Dentist 13th St.
Dr. Morrow, office Lueschen bailding.
Baled hay for sale. Ernst & Brock.
Wm. Dietrichs, painting, Ind. phone
Rugs at October sale prices at
Bed Tag Bale at Gipe's, 403 west Elev
Four room house for rent. Elliott,
S peine .& Co.
Dr. C.A. Allenbnrger, office in new
State Bank building.
Dr. L P. Carstenaon, Veterinarian, In
Grmary, 11th and KummerSta.
Special price on black and
colored silk at (Stay's this
Lost or strayed from our place, a red
heifer calf, about eight months old.
Mrs. J. Kipple.
Mrs. C. O. Sheldon and son Charles
returned Monday from a visit with rela
tives at Blair, Neb.
Weldin, the photographer, now locat
ed on Thirteenth street, north of Fne
dhofe, is prepared to do all kinds of
Don't be afraid to send a child to the
Palace Meat market, it will be treated
the same as the president of the United
Mrs. Mark H. Kathburn, who has been
dangerously ill with appendicitis, is
slowly recovering after having under
went an operation.
Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Butler, after a
short visit with their children, residing
near this city, returned to their home at
Lincoln this morning.
Miss Hose Fallon of O'Neill was the
guest of Miss May Batterman the past
week, while enroute to Chicago to con
tinue her musical studies.
Michael O'Connor was up before Poli
ce Judge O'Brien Tuesday charged with
drunkenness and it cost him $5 and
trimmings for the offense.
Daring the last week County Judge
Batterman issued one marriage license,
to Fred E. Husenan of Platte Center
and Emma Bittner of Creston.
For 8ale Four thoroughbred Short
Horn boll calves. The low-down blocky
kind. Will be sold cheap if sold soon at
Carl Bolide's farm. Bohde & Zarek.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ooetello, accom
panied by their little daughter Alice,
left Monday evening for Green River.
Wyomiug, for a ytsit with friends and
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilckens loaded
their household goods last week and
departed for California. Their present
residence is at 1349 Constance street,
I own two good level quarters of hay
and farm land near Bassett. A fine field
of corn and lots of good hay, price 120
per acra Address Owner, Box 23, Bas
Mr. and Mrs Milton Speice, who have
been visiting with relatives in this city
and at Omaha the past two weeks, will
return to their borne at mngusuer,
Oklahoma, in a few days.
Joseph Bucher of Redlands, Cal., who
has been visiting his brother, Wm.
Bucher of this city, and also looking af
ter his property interests in this locality
will return home this week after a fif
teen days' stay here.
Fred Laramie, formerly of this city,
but for the last several months of
Laramie, Wyoming, was visiting his
many Oolumbus friends the latter part
of last week. Mr. Lammie is at present
located at BloomGeld, Neb.
Andrew Jawonki and Delia M.
Augustyn were applicants for a marriage
license this week, but Judge Batterman
did not think that the girl's age was
eighteen, as she gave it, and on being
questioned closely, she admitted that
she was not of the legal age, so he re
fused to issue the license.
Wm. Nay filed a complaint against
Wm. Dineen Thursday of last week,
charging him with assult and battery.
Nay claiming that while he was stand
ing on the street talking to a party of
friends, Dineen struck him in the face.
In Judge Batterman 's court Dineen en
tered a plea of guilty and was fined $5
Last Saturday evening the members of
the Maennerchor society of this city gave
a reception to those who had visited in
Europe dniing the summer, to which
their families were the invited guests.
Those in whose honor the reception was
given were Dr. and Mrs. B. O. Tiesing.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Busche, Mr. and Mrs.
Sam GaB8, Br., Mr. and Mrs. Christ Wun
derlich and Mr. and Mrs. George Ram
bour. A. O. Boone of this city will leave in
a few days for Thurman, Iowa, where he
will be joined byjhis brother, F. A. Boone,
and they will go to Pittsburg, Kansas,
to complete the deal for the foundry
outfit they recently purchased there.
As soon as they can get to it they will
have it shipped here and installed in the
old foundry bailding in the west part of
this city, which they have leased of Mr.
Schuster, and expect to have their foun
dry in working order soon after the first
of the year.
close: in property
Adjoining the City Limits
5 Acres, Good six room house and barn at $2,750.
7 Acres, Good four room house and barn, $4,500.
One Acre, a new four room house and barn,
13 Aere Tract, no improvements, at $2,800..
30 Acre Tract, small orchard, no buildings,
$250 per acre.
Post Office Block
Dr. W. S. Evans, Union Block.
Drs. Paul and Matzen, Dentists.
Dr. Vallier. Osteopath. Barber Mock.
Special price on rugs at ti ray's
Dr. Cbas. II. Campbell, oculist; and
aurist, 1215 Olive street.
Dr. W. R. Neumarker, office with Dr
C. D. Evans, west side of Park.
Watch for bargains in queensware and
china at Gipe's, 403 west Eleventh street.
Mrs. C. C. Gray returned last Wednes
day evening from a visit with relatives
at Mendota, Illinois.
Senator Norris Brown at the
Orpheus opera house Thursday
evening. Come out and hear
Mrs. L. Gerrard, who was at St.
Mary's hospital for an operation, return
ed home the latter part of last week and
is improving rapidly.
Friday's foot ball game between the
Columbus and Osceola High school
team was called off and indefinitely post
poned. Saturday the High school team
played the David City High school and
were defeateohy a score of 11 to 0.
Andrew Dusb.living three miles north
west of Duncan, died Monday morning
from a stroke of apoplexy. He was one
of the old settlers in that locality, and
was 7iS years of age. A wife and family
of grown children survive him. Funeral
services were held Wednesday from the
Duncan Catholic church, and burial was
in the cemetery at that place.
Last Thursday evening a number of
the old time members of the Maenner
chor and also relatives gathered at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. August Boettcher
to celebrate their silver wedding. As a
reminder of the event the guests pre
sented the host and hostess with several
beautiful presents, and Be v. R. Neu
marker made a few remarks congratulat
ing them on the occasion.
Friends of CM. Gruenther were
pleased to learn that Governor Sballen
berger bad tendered him the appoint
ment of railway commissioner, to nil the
vacancy caused by the death of Commis
sioner Cnwgil I. The salary attached to
the position is $1,000 a year and Mr.
Gruenther took the matter under con
sideration, finally declining the offer, as
he was unable to shape bis affairs so
that it would be possible for him to
United States Senator Norris Brown
will arrive in this city Thursday (tomor
row) morning and make his headquarters
at the Meridian hotel. During the day
be will go to Leigh by automobile and
make an address there, returning to this
city the Bame evening, speaking in the
Orpheus opera house at 8 p. m. This
will probably be the only republican
meeting during the remainder of the
campaign and everyone, regardless of
party, are invited to come and hear him.
The senator is a pleasing speaker, and as
this is bis first public appearance in th;s
city, all should turnout and hear him.
Make your Fall purchases at
(J ray's October sale.
. "" m mA ' '
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 & SON
HARNESS AND COAL
ssaaaaaf ssaasC' Usaw H UsB
Methodist Church Notice.
The public services of this church are
open to everybody and a cordial welcome
is extended to strangers. Morning ser
mon topioon Sunday, "The Manifesta
tion of God's Glory." Evening subject
will be, "Conceptions of Man's Attain
ment." Sunday school at noon. Young
people's meeting at 6:30 p. m. Good
singing by the congregation and special
music by a trained choir.
Ciias. Wayne Ray, Pastor.
Buy your millinery at (i ray's
Work on the Fitzpatrick bailding,
which will be occupied by Wood Smith
with a five and ten cent store, is almost
completed. Mr. Smith, the proprietor,
has moved his family here from Fuller
ton aud is occupying the Henry Wilck
Mm. C. W. Ray, wire of Rev. Ray of
the Methodist church, will arrive this
week from West Virginia, where she
spent the summer with relatives, while
her husband was traveling in Europe.
Sunday afternoon Archie Bait Bhot a
large eagle, while hunting south of the
river, and after capturing the bird
brought it to this city, and sold it to
Wm. Poescn. "As it w'as only wounded
euough to prevent flight, Mr. Poesch
is having it taken care of until the
wounds heal. The bird measured six
feet and eight inches from tip to tip.
Last Saturday evening the meeting
called fur the purpose of organizing an
auxiliary to the Sons of Veterans, was
held in the Herchenhan hall, and be
sides the program and refreshments, the
object of the meeting, to organize an
auxiliary, was accomplished. About
twenty-five ladies were present and the
temporary organization perfected until
Saturday evening of this week, when it
will be made permanent. This order
will be, as the name indicates, an auxili
ary to the Son of Veterans, nnd bear the
same relation to that order as the W.
R.C. to the Grand Army.
Tuesday of this week the Platte river
bridge, which was completed this week,
was formally accepted by the Plntte
county board of supervisors- In doing
this the supervisors have complied with
all requirements of the law, giving the
county boards of Polk and Butler coun
ties the proper notice, and they were
notified to be present at the bridge on
Tuesday, bat thy did not pat in an
appearance. The next step for Platte
county, now that the bridge is complet
ed, will be to commence action against
Polk and Butler counties in order to
compel them to pay their just share of
the repairs on the bridge. Those who
have examined the structure pronounce
it first class, and one that will settle the
Platte riyer bridge question for all time
to come. And now that the south side
farmers can again trade in Columbus,
the merchants will regain the trade lost
while the bridge was out.
Warren A. Way, fur many years a
resident of Columbus and vicinity, pass
ed away Saturday evening at his home,
in the west part of the city, aged sixty
years. Mr. Way came to Platte cocnty
over a quarter of a century ago, and for
a number of years lived on a farm he
owned between the Platte and Loup
rivers. Later he moved to Columbus
and engaged in bueiners, making this
city his home. During the populist
movement Mr. Way was one of the lead
ers in that party and in 1902 he was elect
ed state senator from the Twelfth dis
trict composed of Platte and Colfax
counties. Mr. Way was a New Yorker,
being born in Peru, that state, October
27, 1850. On October G, 1872. he was
married to Mary F. Dodge at Keysville,
N. Y.. and she survives him, together
with one son, Byron Way, and one
daughter, Mrs. O. C. Breece of this city.
He was a member of four fraternal or
ders, the Modern Woodmen, Workmen,
Woodmen of the World, and Odd Fel
lows. Since disposing of bis business
in this city, Mr. Way was interested in
Idaho property and considerable of his
time was spent in that state. Funeral
services were held Tuesday afternoon at
2:30 from the Baptist church, and were
attended by members of the orders of
which he was a member, the pastor of
1 the Albion Baptist church officiating.
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
The meeting for next Sunday after
noon is to be a general meeting for aaen
and women. Some ladies have asked
the privilege of attending these meetings
so the committee has decided to hold one
open meeting each month if the attend
ance warrants it. The meetings will be
conducted by one of our young men.
A "Spa" is being opened in the build
ing by two Japanese gentlemen who
are thoroughly versed in the prepara
tion and serving light lunches, hot drinks
etc. This will be a great aid in serving
the Bible olass suppers, business men's
banquets and various social affairs as
well as add to the attractiveness of the
Next Friday evening a dormitory
shower and social will be held on the
plan of an open house and gymnasium
exhibition. No admission will be char
ged but you are asked to bring any arti
cle that will make the dormitory rooms
more homelike. IilIows. pictures, rugs
and especially home made articles of de
coration or utility are very acceptable.
The dormitory men will help furnish the
program. Each of the gymnasium class
es will have its place and will be expect
eJ to furnish its share of the evenings
entertainment. This is the first of
the monthly socials that are planned and
we hope that the mothers, wives and
friends of our members will be present
to seethe class of work being done and
to encourage the boys and men to stjll
further improvement of their bodies.
This is the time when the ladies especial
ly should turn oat both to enjoy and to
help maintain the interest in the work.
Do not stay away because you have
nothing to bring.
The man who talks about the soul and
its need is often termed un idealist and
visionary. Men say "give me the in
dispensable. Recommend your religion
to whom you will but let me have solid
gold and silver " We might clap our
hands at such wisdom if we bad not seen
many deluded with that phantom. Why
should we count that wealth in our
hands will do more for us than it has
done for others? Men of large fortunes
have been miserable and have found
neither rest or peace. The physical is
one side of man's nature, and is worthy
of careful consideration. The soul is
just as practical and it is nitber vision
ary unreal to sec that its hungering and
thirsting after God are B.ilielied. In
deed, a man may do this outside of tbe
church bat is not liable to. The health
ful christian man has over sought com
panionship. The Congregations! people invite you
to their services m-vt Sunday. In the
morning the seruion suhjttot will be
"The Soul's Consciousness. " In t be even
ing it will be "The Religion of the Lord's
Prayer tbe Bread Problem."
William L. Dibble.
The County Attorney.
Tbe only county official to be elected
this fall is the county attorney. It is
of the utmost importance to the tax pay
ers of Platte county that they exercise
the highest degree of care possible in
choosing for this local office a man of in
tegrity who will give to the people an
able and economic administration in
office. We do it want a umu who will
burden the county with petty litigation
by stirring up law sui's betwt-en neigh
bors and litigating over tritlea at the ex
pense of tbe tux puyers. W do want a
man who will uso ihe office for corrupt
purposes or as a means to further a mer
cenary desire. An office seeker should
not be judged bv any war record he m.iy
have but rather by his record for honesty
or dishonesty in his dealings between
man and man and by bis ability to han
dle tbe office. C. N. MeElfreeh tbe re
publican candidate has a record for hon
esty and ability and will give tbe people
an economic administration if elected
Route No. 3.
Henry Garros' new house is nearly
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Becher were Bel
grade visitors several days last week.
Mrs. Geo. Behlen cpent Wednesday of
last week with her parents in Columbus.
George Wing is enjoying a few days'
vacation. He has been in tbe employ
of Otto Hembd.
Miss Lydia Behlen is reported as im
proving rapidly from her recent opera
tion for appendicitis.
Tbe carrier is indebted to Mr. and
Mrs. C. J. Bisson for a line roast, found
in their mail box last week.
Prof. Schmieding resumed teaching
Monday morning in the German school,
after a couple of weeks' vacation.
Peter Scbmitt, one of the up-to-date
Shell Creek farmers, marketed some
very fine fat swine the latter purl of last
Oscar Gottlierg, who has been work
ing in his father's garage in Oolumbus
during the summer, is helping his bro
ther Max with his threshing outfit.
With the exception of one or two
places, the roads on Route l are now in
excellent condition for winter. The
road overseers have certainly made an
effort to do the right thiog, and their
work is appreciated by the mail carrier.
25 per cent discount on Furs
this week at tiray's.
Whoever you vote for,
do your banking busi
The Old Reliable
Columbus State Bank
Capital Sarplas. $85,000.00
"A story that playa on the heart
strings" is the description applied to
"The Climax" by a noted New York
critic, and local playgoers will realize
the truth of this line when thecharaiag
melody-play is presented at the North
Opera House on Thursday Nov. 10.
The Climax" enjoyed arua of almost
a year at Weber's Theatre in New York.
Tbe piece is tbe work of Edward Locke,
an author heretofore unknown to fasM,
but from whom even more brilliant
things are expected. The aaasioal
theme which bs a strong bearing on tae
play is the work of Joseph Carl Breil.
The story of "The Climax" concerns
Adelina vou Hagen, daughter of a Ger
man musician and an Italian opera sin
ger, in New York. The Luigi and his
son Pietro, who hopes to become a fam
ous composer, live in a little stadio
apartment in Gotham's latin quarter.
Pietro thinks himself in love with Ade
line, bat she loves only the career she is
to follow. Dr. Raymond, who has
known Adelina since childhood, does not
believe tbe stage a proper vooatioa for
any woman, especially for Adeline, whom
he loves. The girl has a little troable
with her vocal chords which a slight
operation would care. The operation is
performed by a prominent specialist,
who assures Adelina that there is only
one chance in a thousand for failure.
Dr. Raymond, ready to do anything to
keep the girl from the stsge suggests to
her the probability of this one chance.
He persists in this suggestion until the
one day when the vocal chords should
have healed. When she is permitted to
try to sing, her voice will not coat.
Finally she agrees to marry tbe doctor.
On the wedding day Adelina discovers
that htr voice io more beautiful than
ever. Dr. Raymond confesses what he
has done, offering as an excuse a blind
intoxication of love.
It wonld deprive local theatre patrons
of part of their pleasure to tell then the
whole story of the play. It will be seen
from the above, however, that the theme
is one of intense interest.
Following is a list of unclaimed nail
ni .iter remaining in the post office at
Columbus, Nebraska, for the period end
ing October 26, 1910:
Letters Arthur Bkhod, Sister M
Clara; J U Cordes, Jsmes Dietzel, A W
Foster, J E Hart, George W Ocas, Mr
& Mrs A D Persgan, Miss Mertie Steph
enson. I) Thompson.
Cards Roy F Adkins, Msrie Lawrence j
Bennett, Henry Hartman, Ralph Nisaly
(2). Miss Leilah Scott, O R Tramm.
Parties calling for any of the above I
will please say advertised.
Carl Kramkr, P. M.
United States Senator Norris
Brown will speak in Orpheus
opera house Thursday evening,
(tomorrow), at 8 p. m. Every
body, regardless of party ail-
Hat ion, is requested to attend.!
We have the agency for the
famous Massing Underwear, the
beet popular priced Union Suits
on the market Prices in men's
from $1.60 to t4.r0. Prices in
boys' from 50c, 76c, tl and $1.35.
In two piece garments we have
a splendid line ready for yonr in
spection and ranging in price
from 60c to $2 60 a garment. Bny
early while the sizes are cos plate.