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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1910.
WHOLE NUMBER 2,033.
FORTY-FIRST YEAR. NUMBER 31.
A Dollar Saved
is a Dollar
Payments begin Nov. 4,
BECHER, HOCKEHBERBER &
IlyB ........ ........ ........ Ml
MANY YKAR& AGO
Files of the Journal, Nov. 7, 1877.
See that your stock have extra at
tentiou this month. Don't let them en
ter the winter poor. It ia exceedingly
had policy and will be chawed up to yon
with compound interest and the claim
foreclosed ou you about the first of next
Parties interested will notice that the
time table on the Oolumbas and Stanton
mail route has been changed. The mail
now leaves here for Shell Greek, Nebr.,
etc., ou Monday it.6iead of Friday
as heretofore. The change has been
made to accomodate certain parties
whose eastern papers reach Columbus
John H. Kimball of Cheyenne called
on us Monday with his friend, Geo. K. I
Barnnm. Mr Kimball is on a visit to
the east, and stops off with his friend 1o
see the country, with which he express
es himself well pleased. Business in
Cheyenne is lively, nothwithstauding
the fact that the great excitement which
always attends the opening of new
gold regions in past. Mr. K. says that
the cattle business of western Nebraska
and Colorado is becoming enormous and
that this season thousands of cattle have
!een driven from Oregon to points on
the U. T for shipment to Chicago. He
believes that the country is destined to
become the grand head renter of the
Route No. 3.
There was a dance at Carl Heins' Sat
urday night, and a good time and good
attendance is repotted.
Carl Brunken, who has been working
with his brothei Henry at the carpenter
trade during the summer, is now at
home husking corn.
Uev. Henry Koch and family left Mon
day afternoon for Chicago, where they
will attend a family reunion and also the
golden wedding of Mr. Koch's parents.
Henry Gravers. Columbus
Augusta Kabloweki, Columbus
Guy L. Patton, South Dakota
Lillian A. Spencer, South Dakota...
Chailes Vogt, Primrone
Pearl Gallagher, Fullerton
Joseph G. Plazek, Loup fity
Bromslava Kozik, Duncan
Peter Gibson. Lu6k, Wyo
Julia A. Waul, Humphrey
Special corset demonstration
ami cut price millinery sale,
Nov. II, 4 and 5. II. 11. Stins.
AH the latest shades and.
Sigi Writing a Specially
D. C. KAVANAUGH
Last Saturday about noon, a very dis
tressing accident occurred at the home
of Otto Ernst, four miles southwest of
this city, which resulted in the death of
his eleven year old daughter. Mr.
Ernst had been doing some ditching to
drain a pond on his place, and the large
plow was pulled by the use of two caps
tans located on either side of the pond.
The work had been completed and the
cabel was being removed from capstans.
Mr. Ernst and his two children were
standing near one of the capstans, when
the cable caught and caused the team to
give an extra pull. The sweep used on
the capstan had not been removed and
when the cable caught the sweep was
started and swung around, striking all
three, the girl receiving a blow on the
hack of the head which caused instant
death, and the boy being rendered un
conscious for several hours. Mr. Ernst
was also badly bruised by being struck.
Medical aid was summoned at once and
the boy revived, but the little girl was
dead before the physician arrived.
Coroner Gass was called and decided
that hu inquest was unnecessary. Fun
eral services were held Tuesday after
uoon from the home, being conducted
by Kev. Hniuu of the Gruetli church,
and burial was in the Columbus
. Not in a number of years have there
been as many Hallowe'en pranks us this
year, und while there were a number
ofharmlesB ones, such as soaping win
dows, removing gates and the like, there
were some that should not be countenan
ced. At the Third ward school the
board fence was torn down und
other damage to the amount of about
$100 done. At the V. M. C. A. build
ing a pair of wagon wheels were drawn
up and down the concrete stairs, break
ing them in about a doen places, which
damage will rosl considerable to repair.
One of the pranks of the high school
boys was to take L. F. Rector's cow into
the building via the gymnasium and
lead her up to the second tloor. where
she was found in the morning. The
damage in this case was nothing, but the
condition of the school building was
such that school eculd not beheld in the
upper rooniB until afternoon, after the
building had been cleaned up. The
janitor of this building remained there
until about midnight, when, then think
ing that there would be nothing, went
home. It was after this that the boys
got busy and took the tow into' the
Tuesday evening there was a distur
bance on Twelfth street, in front of the
building owned by E. A. Harms and dur
ing the trouble eonieone broke one of
the plate glass windows in the east side
of the building, occupied byE. Bergman
and a little damage was done to one of
the monuments inside. Wednesday
morning Mr. Harms filed a complaint in
police court charging W. E. Johnson
Buck McLaughlin, Jake Trimpi. jr., and
John Doe with fighting and disturbing
the peace, and a warrant was issued and
placed in the hands of Chief of Police
Schack. The men will probably have
their hearing Wednesday.
Monday of this week the assault case
from Humphrey was up in Judge Ratter
man's court, wherein Henry Kersch was
plaintiff and Walter Schmedeke and Gus
Teske, and Setty Teeke were defendants.
The case was called for about two weeks
ago, when the defendants furnished n
physician's certiGcate for Mrs. Setty
Teske and on this a continuance was
granted. A good many of the witnesses
were not notified and attended the date
of the first hearing, nnd this helped to
swell the costs tabed up to the defend
ants, they amounting to $78 40. and tines
were $10 each, for Schrnedek and Teske,
Mrs. Setty 'IVske being discharged.
C. K. Early returned from Lincoln
Tuesday evening, where tie was called
by the death of his nephew. Earl Austin.
The young man suffered a stroke of
paralysis six months ago, and this even
tually caueed bis death, which occurred
last Friday evening. Earl was a resi
dent of Oolnnibus until he was thirteen
years of age, and attended the public
schools in this city. He wus lorn in
this city and made his houi with his
grand mother. Mrs. Mary Early Thir
teen years ago he moved to Lincoln
where his father resides, and worked at
his trade, that of a paper banger.
Last Wednesday Geo. Williams, a
stranger, was caught stealing some silk
at the Gray dry goods store, and was ar
rested and taken before Police Judge
O'Brien Thursday morning. He was
convicted of the charge and the judge
gave him n sentence of fifteen days,
every other day on bread and water.
Edward Deegan of Lindsay was also be
fore the judge Thursday, charged with
being intoxicated, and it developed that
his treatment of hiB family was not what
it should be. He will spend thirty days
in the county jail for the offense.
Little Fred Marty was the victim of
an accident last Saturday that will lay
him up for some time. Fie attempted to
get on the milk wagon, near the First
ward school, when he was pushed off,
one of the wheels running over his leg
making a wound that it required several
stitches to close. After he was injured
he was unable to walk, and some of his
friends secured a child's wagon to take
him to his home.
Dr. Naumann. Dentist 13th St
Dr. Morrow, office Lueschen building.
Baled hay for sale Ernst & Brock.
Win. Dietrichs, painting, Ind. phone
Red Tag sale at Gipe's, 403 west Elev
Dr. C.A. Allenborger, office in new
State Bank building.
Dr. L P. Carstenson, Veterinarian, In
firmary, 11th and KummerSts.
The Vesuvius oil burners speak for
themselves. Call and see them atffiSl
W. 11th St.
Mr. and Mm. Chas. DeLand of Valley
are visiting with relatives and friends
for a few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Linnabery of Oma
ha were guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E.
Vallier lost week.
A safe and sure investment that guar
antees to pay ten per cent or more from
the start. See Koon.
Mrs F. W. Herrick returned last
Thnrsday from a several weeks visit at
her old home in Glens Falls, N. V.
Weldin, the photographer, now locat
ed on Thirteenth Mreet, north of Fne
dhotV, in 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
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becher and baby
of Primrose, who have Iteon visiting with
relatives for several days returned home
For Sale Four thoroughbred Short
Horn bull calves. Tbelow-down blocky
kind. Will be sold cheap if sold soon at
Carl Bolide's farm. Rohde & Zarek.
U. E. Musselman arrived last week
from Excelsior Springp, Mo., for a short
sojourn with Columbus friends and also
to look after some business matters. He
went from here to Norfolk.
Last Saturday especially Colnmbus
merchants were agreeably reminded that
the Platte river b-idge was again in use
by the increase in their trade nnd the
number of peoplo from Eonth of the
Platte who were in the city.
Mrs.- W. B. Kenney and threo children
left last Friday for their home in Trini
dad, Colo , after an extended visit with
Mrs. Kinney's parent, Mr. and Mrs. O.
C. Shannon. They were accompanied
by Mr. Shannon, who expects to return
Thursday of this week.
Mra. Frank Daly and daughter Flor
ence of Lockport, Illinois, who have
been visiting friends in Humphrey and
Columbus for the past ten days, were
guests laBt Saturday at the home of Mr.
and Mra L. A. Lachnit. They returned
to their home Monday morning.
Wm. Bell was np in police court
Tuesday morning, the charge of being
intoxicated having been pUced against
him. This is not his first appearance in
police court, and the judge fined him l
and costs, which he will have to serve
out in the county jail, providing he doeB
not raise the amount of the fine nnd
Last Wednesday afternoon the Eagle
cafe was sold at sheriff's sale, Carl Schu
bert & Son being the purchasers. Mr.
Schubert owns the building, and it was
his intention to use it for a restaurant,
whether or not ha could purchase the
present fixtures. As yet all the claims
are not settled, several minor ones still
being in dispute.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Henggler of
Stockville, Neb., arrived last Saturday
for n visit with friends and relatives in
and near Columbus and Platte Center.
Mr. Henggler reports bis crops very
good, although there were parts of that
section near him that were affected by
the dry weather. They will return to
their Frontier county home Wednesday
of this week.
LaBt Thursday evening United States
Senator Norris Brown addressed'a re
presentative uudience The senator's
talk was along the line of national issues,
and he also reviewed the situation in the
state. During the day the senator made
a trip to Leigh in an auto, where he de
livered a short address On account of
the unfavorable weather the meeting in
this city was not as well attended as was
Last Saturday evening the Ladies'
Auxiliary of the Sons of Veterans met
and perfected their organization by elect
ing Mrs. W. A. McAllister, president;
Mrs. O. E. Davis, vice president: Miss
Mae Reed, secretary; Miss Gladys Tur
ner, treasurer; Mrs. A. C Boone, chap
lain. The order starts out with a good
membership, and they will meet the
fourth Saturday of each month in the
Mra. Julia RasmuBsen of this city was
pleasantly surprised last Saturday even
ing by a visit from a cousin of her hus
band, O. Rasmussen of Minneapolis,
Minn. Mr. Rasmussen is in the publish
ing business in Minneapolis, and this is
bis first trip to Columbus in twenty-five
years. He came to consult with the de
mocratic state committee, bnt was com
pelled to go to Omaha to complete his
1 arrangements with them .
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 Acre Tract, no improvements, at $2,800.
30 Acre Tract, small orchard, no buildings,
$250 per acre.
Post Office Block ' Columbus, Neb.
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Candidate for County Attorney, was
horn on u farm in West Virginia. He is
a graduate or the West Virginia Univer
sity and came to Platte county in the fall
of V.m. During bis first year in Platte
county he taught school near Columbus.
In 1!K)4 he took the bar examination,
since which time he has been engaged
in the active practice of law.
He is clean, capable and honest and it
elected county attorney will render good
service to the county. Mr. McElfresh
has the following to say concerning- the
county attorney's olline:
"The election of county attorney is of
vital importance to the tax payers of
Platte county The office more than
any other may or may not constitute a
drain upon the pockets of the tax payers.
It all depends upon how t he olllce is con
ducted. If it is used for a mercenary
end or for the purpose of stirring up
petty litigation that some attorney may
realize large fees the burden of this ex
pense will be upon the county.
The office of county attorney docs not
Dr. W. S. Evans, Union Block.
Drs. Paul and Matzen, Dentists.
Dr. Vallier, Osteopath. Barber block.
Wanted, a girl to clerk in the store.
Dr. Chas. II. Campbell, oculist, and
aurist, 1215 Olive street
Dr. W. R. Neumarker. offiee with Dr
C. D. EvnnB, west side or Park.
Watch for bargains in queensware and
china nt Gijw'a. 4(Kl weel Eleventh hi net.
Mrs. Chris From, accompanied by her
daughter. Miss Hazel, were over Sunday
guests ut Genoa.
Misses Hazel Clark and Mazie Magill
were visiting friend in Genoa, from
Saturday until Monday.
A good thing for the large investor or
the small investor land -ten per cent
from the start. Se Koon.
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
HARNESS AND COAL
involve any party issues and the people
should not be confused by party differ
ences in choosing a man for this office
bnt should unite in an effort to secure
an honest administration of county af
fairs at the greatest siving possible to
the tax payers
One appealing to the suffrages of the
people should be judged by his record
for honesty or dishonesty in bis daily
walks of life. A lawyer should be jud
ged not by his ability to fill the court
dockets with petty cases hut rather by
his ability to adjust controversies, when
ever possible, without court costs and
extensive litigation to his clients.
It a lawyer abuses his clients in his
daily practice he will abuse the tax pay
ers it county attorney. If he chokes the
civil d -ckets with petty cases in his pri
vate practice be will choke the criminal
docket with petty cases at the expense
of the county in his official practice.
The lax payers bear the burden and
the county attorney should give the peo
ple an honest and economic enforcement
of the law."
Mis9 Bertha Glnr 1A0 is teaching
school in the Grnetli neighborhood is
enjoying a months' vacation.
Mrs. C. J. Stockwell of Genoa, accom
panied by hereon William, were Colum
bus visitors between trains Tuesday.
Mrs. John Ratterman returned Sun
day from an extended visit at Los Ange-
1pp. Cat., where she has been since the
middle of Jnne.
Special cut prices on all our
fine trimmed hats for ten days,
beginning Thursday, Not. 3d.
II. II. Stires.
Tuesday of this week All Saints Day
was observed at St. Bonaventura church.
Th'S is one of the eight holy days obser
ved by the Catholic church each year.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Chas Gilette died Tuesday and was
bnried Wednesday from the home, servi
ce being conducted by Rev. Meissler of
the German Lutheran church.
Joe Farand was assessed $5 and costs
in Police Judge O'Brien's court Tnesday
for fighting and disturbing the peace.
He is employed at the hospital as a fire
man, where the disturbance occurred.
G. W. Abarr has purchased one of the
new residences on west Nineteenth
street and moved into it this week. His
former residence, north of the Methodist
parsonage, is now occupied by Mr. and
Mrs. Herman Kersenbrock.
D. B. Whitney of Neligb, Neb , arrived
in the city this week and is employed in
the Brodfuebrer jewelry store, giving
Mr. Brodfuebrer an additional workman.
Mr. Whitney's wife will arrive in a few
days and they will occupy the room
above the jewelry store.
Special cornet demonstration
by a specialist, Thnrsday, Fri
day and Satirday, Not. 3d, 4tk
and 5th. Come in and let her
show yon how to hare health,
comfort and style. II. II. Stires.
Judge Boyd for Congress.
Among the candidates asking the
votes of the electors on Nov. 8tb, is
Judge J. F. Boyd.
There are times where party politics
should be a second consideration and
this is a year where there seems to be
little polities in the campaign.
Who is Jndge Boyd, and what baa he
done in a public way, and what may we
reasonably expect of him if elected?
Many years ago Jndge Boyd came to
Nebraska and settled at Oakdale where
he practiced law and held different local
offices, and by reason of his good stand
ing as a citizen and lawyer was elevated
to the district judgeship, and later serv
ed a term in congress.
An investigation of his record shows
that he was always loyal to his district
and state. It was Congressman Boyd
who, by untiring efforts secured the
appropriation for the government build
ing for Colnmbus, which is now in course
of construction; it was Congressman
Boyd who secured an increase in the
appropriation and it is he who can and
will do all in his power, if elected, to
help Columbus aud Platte county. His
vote was uIwhjh in the interest of bis
Mr. Latta, the other candidate, has
served one term in congress. What has
be done? He vott-d tnd worked against
the postal saving tank bill though it
was favored by n majority of the demo
crats, nnd was a part of the platform.
He bitterly oppoM d he bank guaranty
He made a motion in congrehB to strike
out an appropriation of i.i"N to ao
experimental work in this state to trow
timber on sandy and other lands unfit
He voted against the bill creating a
court of commerce in the interest of the
farmer and shipper and to reduce freight
He failed to vote on the resolution to
investigate the sugar truht.
Ue failed to secure a Hngle appropria
tion for his district.
Out of ninety-seven roll calls he failed
to respond to twent-four.
Voters, which f tbeee men do you
think will best represent you?
Mr. Latta is plaiig the farmer jmt
now. When he is in Washington he
plays the rich banker. He claims to
cultivate, by proxy, about 3,000 acres of
land. We are wondering bow he secur
ed all this rich land, and how many of
these farms he secured by foreclosure of
mortgages, on money loaned to the farm
ers at from ten to twenty per cent
With all these facts based upon the
records, and more particularly upon the
effort Mr. Latta is now making to play
the farmer, we do not see why any un
biased voter should voie for Mr. Latta.
We want the man electi d who has and
can do something for n and whose past
record is clean, n-gardless of party poli
tics. I shall vote for Mr. Boyd.
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
Mr. Henry Kieser. a prominent lay
man of Omaha will address the Men's
meeting next Sunday on the subject of
"The Greatest Sin in America."
The bowling alleys and Spa, have
greatly increased the attendance at the
building during the evening. The alleys
have been planed and scraped and put
into first class shape and we invite yon
to give them a trid.
The social nnd gymnastic exhibition
of last week was well attended. Thirty
five article wen contributed for the
rooms and everyone bad a good time.
James Colton won the prize in the vault
ing contest making a wwltof 8 ft. 0 in
ches over a buck 51 inches high.
Next Friday the boys Bible clas-wa Slo
gan their work. The bya meet for n
10c lunch at 0 o'clock and take up the
class work at (5:30. These classes are not
limited to association members and we
hope for a large attendance this week
when the classes will ha divided anil the
courses decided upon. The mens Bible
classes will meet only on Monday night
atG o'clock for lunch und class. At
that time they will decide upon the
courses of study and leaders for the
Notice to Judges and Clerks of
The judges and clerks of election will
please take notice that the appointment
made at the primary election for the year
1910 will bold good for the general elec
tion on November 8th next. This ap
plies to all judges and clerks appointed
at the last primary election except those
who have since been excused for cause
and other annointments made in their
stead. O. M. Gkue.ntiiek.
Clerk of the District Court
Methodist Church Notice.
You are invited to make this your
church home and join in our worship.
Sunday sermon at 11 a. in on subject
"Doorkeepers for God." Theme at 7:30
p. m. on topic "Sowing and Reaping."
Good music by trained choir. In the
evening Mr. A. R. Whit more will render
a solo. Sunday school at noon. Young
people's meeting at 6:30 p. m All seats
are free and strangers are made welcome.
Chas. Wayne Ray, Pastor.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank all the relatives
and friends who so kindly assisted us in
the death of our beloved daughter, Anna
Olga, and especially to Rev. Braun and
all those who sent so many beautifal I
1 flowers. Otto Ernst and Family.
A special fire proof vault
with a separate iron safe for
each customer makes the
best and safest place to keep
your valuable papers.
We can store your silver
ware and jewelry also.
ColBmbis State Baik
Capital JkSarslws, t8S.000.0O
Maria Waterbury, mother of Mrs. G.
B. Mills, formerly of this city, died at
the home of her daughter in Albion,
last Thursday. Fnneral services were
held in that city last Saturday morning
and the remains brought to this city for
bnrial on the noon train. A short servi
ce was held at the grave by Rev. Alder
man and burial was in the Columbia
A. L. Bixby and R L Metcalfe talked
on county option at the North opera
house Sunday afternoon. Bixby is al
ways welcome to this city and his ad
dress was listened to by an appreciative
audiercB Metcalfe spoke on the ques
tion from a democratic standpoint aad
told why In objected to the position
taken by Mayor Dablman in the present
Sarah Ann Lambourn, aged aixty-six
yearn, five months and twelve days, died
at St. Mary's hospital last Saturday, af
ter a lingering illnese with Bright die
ease. She was liorn in England May
17, 1H44. Mrs. Lambourn was broagbt
to the hospital from her home in Albion,
and her husband came to this city Sat
urday and took her to Albion, where the
funeral was held Monday.
Saturday afternoon will be the lest
foot ball game for the Oolumbas high
school team until Tbaaksgivieg. Ob
that day they will play the Shelby high
school foot ball team on the Golnmbas
grounds, west of the High school build
ing. Shelby is considered one of the
strong teams of this locality aad the
contest promises to be a good one.
Last Saturday the Oolumbas High
school team played the Fremont High
school team in that city defeating them.
by a score of 5 anil 3.
Route No. 1.
Everybody on the route is busy pick
Grandma Heiden is very low. having
been stricken with paralysis Sunday af
ternoon. Miss Carrie Kieder went to Silver
Creek Sunday via auto to visit friends
Nick Adamy, jr., was the first one on
the route to begin picking corn and the
first one to finish.
Ernest Rhodehorot has sideboarded a
bay rack, 8xlC, for picking corn, as the
ordinary wagon box is too much trouble
Frank Aerni, jr., is building a new
fence on his place. He is using red
cedar posts, which makes it very expen
sive, but lasting.
Route No. 5.
Threshing is almost completed .
Tbeo. Spetz is building anew granary.
F. Olcntt has put in a new set of farm
scales with cement approaches.
Frank Plageman ia grading the roads,
using a traction engine instead of horse
We have the agency for the
famous Munsing Underwear, the
best popular priced Union Saita
on the market. Prices in men's
from $1.60 to $4.50. Prices in
boys' from COc, 75o, $1 and $1.15.
In two piece garments we have
a splendid line reedy for yoar in
spection and ranging is pries
from 50c to $2 50.a garment. Bay
early while the sizes are couplet.