The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, December 28, 1910, Image 1
Cokmlms V FOKTY-FIRST YEAR. NUMBER 39. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, DEI HWW nPin 28, 1910. WHOLE NUMBER 2,041. (xW K I vwv-r A Seven Room Dwelling Barn, G6 foot lot, with good shade on all sides, for $2,600 ASK EECHER, HOCKENBERGER & CHAMBERS COLUMBUS MARKETS. Rye Wheat Yellow and white Corn . Mixed Corn Hogs, top 60 OR i A Oi OA. 13 ..$7.10 to $7.25 MANY YBftRS AGO Files of The Journal, Jan. 2. 1878. If every Columbus man wonld make special effort this year to induce some of hie eastern acquaintances to locate among up. he wonld be doing his friends u good tuni.ard at the same time add to our population. Try it. Platte county can support ten thouennd more people. A gentleman in Illinois writes to a frieml sm tln-ty that he is not able to (j-t lo town from his place (a distance of three miles), eveept by walking on a ruilrortd track II further states thai tint fanners ar. actually -breaking up" because they cannot get their produce to market. A change in mail routes has recently benn ordered .by the postal department that is not highly appreciated in this community, in fact, all who know any thing of it, speak in condemnation. The route from Columbus to Osceola has been discontinued and the service be tween David City and Osceola has been increased to a tn-weekly We are in formed that an effort Iihh been made by the eiti.ens of Orreola to have a daily route established between that place and Silver Creek, a station west of us on the U. P. The business relations be tween Columbus and Osceola have always been so intimate that we shall be sorry to see our mail facilities perman ently disturbed The route by way of Silver Creek has not been established and if it were it would not altogether suit either Osceola or Oolumbus. Advertised Letters. Following is a list of unclaimed mail matter remaining in the post office at Columbus, Nebraska, for the period end ing December 28, 1910: Letters-Otto Ouht. W. S. Concannon, Miss Ellen Dworek, E. E. Egan, Guy Foster, Miss Berta James, W. F. Old rieve, .lohn R. Parker, Marion Rowley, A. J. Starr. Charles Schraeder, William IJren. Cards W. 8. Concannon, Estel R. Kstus, Mrs. L. ILOvitt. Mrs. D. W. West, Julius Zastera. Parties calling for any of the above will please say, "advertised." Carl Kkamek, P. M. Methodist Church Notice. Yon are invited to begin the year with ss in our religious meetings. At 11 a. m. the subject is, "Christians Advance by Oblivion of the Past." At 730 p. m. theme is, "Broken or Completed Resolu tions." Special music by a trained choir.. Sunday school at noon; Epworth league at fi:30 p. m. Chas. Wayne Ray, Pastor. All the latest shades and styles in WALL PAPER Paper Hanging and Decorating Sign Writing a Specialty D. C. KAVANMJGH J. H. Dodge, the representative of the good roads section of the department of agriculture, has made some interest ing teste in connection with his work in this locality. The roads be has given his attention are those between the city and the Loop river bridge and between the Loup and Platte river bridge. For the building of these roads be has two for mulas of the soil taken from the immedi ate vicinity, one from the Otto Ernit farm, west of the Platte river bridge, which can be mixed in equal portions of gumbo and sand, and the other from the C. H. Sheldon farm, south of the Platte river, which is mixed at a ratio of 65 per cent sand and 35 per cent gumbo. Either of these, Mr. Dodge says, is suit able for the road building, bnt the mater ial found on the Sheldon farm is slight ly superior to the other, and with a change in the proportions to 40 per cent sand will improve its quality, in the opinion of Mr. -Dodge. These two samples are now in the improvised labora tory in the back room at the Frischholz store on Eleventh street, where they will remain until dry. And it is inter esting to note that the material contain ing the larger portion of sand dries slow er than the other, while the larger per cent of gumbo in the sample with equal ly divided parts looks darker and richer A sample taken from a road near Fre mont, and containing about the 40 and CO per cent proportions is being exhibit ed by Mr. Dodge, and is as bard as a rock. This sample was placed on a fence post by him during the building of the road last May, and withstood the action of the elements nntil thoroughly dry. In speaking of the cost of the road Mr. Dodge said that the cost of grading wonld be small, and the main expense would be in hauling material. In order to properly prepare the road the bed will first have to be graded, and then covered with gumbo. On top of this will come the sand and then the sur face will be plowed, the f nrrows being narrow. After this a disc will be used and then a harrow. When the road is smooth it will be dragged with a road drag, and if moisture in the form of rain does not come, other means of soaking it down will be used. The road drag will be used until u .smooth, hard surface is obtained . The government's part of the road building will be the furnishing of the services of a civil engineer, and also the time of Mr. Dodge as superintendent of construction. It is estimated that the cost of the road will not exceed $1,200 per mile. Mr. Dodge has placed all the facts relative to the construction of this piece of road into the hands of the Commercial club, and it is quite pro bable that in the near future a meeting will be called to complete arrangements for co-operating with the government in building this stretch of road. While there are a number of government ex perts in the Geld in this line, Mr. Dodge expects that be would be sent to super intend this work, having done all the preliminary work. With the completion of the tests of the material found by Mr. Dodge, his work in this locality is com pleted, and he is here awaiting instruc tions to proceed elsewhere. Joseph J. Dodds, aged thirty-nine years, died Thursday, December 22, at his home in Cambridge, 'Neb , death be ing due to an attack of appendicitis. Mr. Dodds was born in Butler, Pa., Decem ber 19, 1871. He came to this locality with his parents and made it his home until about five years ago, when he mov ed to Cambridge. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Dodds of ColumbuB township, and before leaving this locality he taught school for a number of years, and later was employed by L. F. Phillipps in the store. On May 24, 1899, he was married at Genoa to Miss Bowena Phillipps, who with three daughters, Lucile, Marie and Helen, survive him. Mr. Dodds was quite prominent in lo cal affairs at Cambridge, and at the time of his death was mayor of that town. Out of respect for the deceased all the stores in that town closed during the short fnneral services which were held before his body was sent to this city, where funeral services were held Sunday at 3:20 from the home of L. F. Phillipps and at 3:00 from the Presby terian church, being conducted by the pastor. Rev. HatknesB. Wildey lodge. I. O. O. F.t had charge of the funeral and the pall bearers were six members of the order from Cambridge, where Mr. Dodds held his membership. Monday afternoon Hazel Leffingwell aged nine years, had a narrow escape from death beneath the wheels of Union Pacific train No. fi. The accident occur red at the Platte street crossing, where there is no watchman, and little Hazel was trying to cross ahead of train No, 7, and did not observe the eastbound train. She was struck by the engine and knocked to one side of the track, and received a bad bump on the bead. In the child's arm was a doll she bad re ceived for a Christmas present, and this was broken. Fortunately the train was running slow or it would have been a fatal accident. A physician on the train examined Hazel's injuries as soon as she was picked up and found that outside of a few bruises she was unhurt. Tuesday of this week was the fiftieth birthday of Mrs. Jacob Glnr, and in hon or of the event the ladies of the Gruetli Verein, of which Mrs. Glur is a member, gave her a pleasant surprise. About thirty members of the society were pres ent and a dainty lunch was served. Dr. Naumaan, Dentist 13th St. Dr. Morrow, office Lueschen building. Baled bay for sale. Ernst & Brock. Dr. C.A. Allenburger, office in new State Bank building. Dr. L P. Carstenson, Veterinarian, In firmary, 11th and Kummer Sts. T. F. Askew of Council Bluffs, la., was a Columbus visitor Monday. Mrs. Poeeoh or Omaha arrived last Saturday for a visit with hereon, Wm. Poesch. Miss Clara Scbrpeder or New York is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Schroeder. Mrs. George Burrows of Platte Center spent Saturday and Sunday with Oolum bus relatives. Miss Elsie Jaeggi who is attending school in Lincoln is spending the holi days with home folks. News agents wanted on U. P. R. R. Apply at Barkalow Bros , news stand, U. P. depot, Columbus. Neb. Miss 8adie Fonts returned Monday evening from Fremont, after spending several days with her parents. Miss Susie McDaniel of Bellwood is visiting during the holiday season in this cityawith her sister. Mis. Eugene Meyer. Will Dawson left last week for Guide Bock, Neb., to spend a few days with his friend Wm. Hennigan, formerly of this city. Frank Valasek and family went to Omaha Saturday to spend the Christmas holidays with his sister, Mrs. Annie Pandrocke. Miss Rosa Leavy who is attending college at Fremont, arrived home last Thursday evening for a few days visit with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Fret! Ulaser, jr., and children of Omaha, are the guests of Mrs. Blaser's parents Mr. and Mrs. David Schupbach. Mr. and Mrs. Jnliu Phillipps of Bel grade, came down last Saturday to at tend the fnneral of Joe Dodds, brother-in-law of Mr. Phillipps. Prof. I. H. Britell, formerly of this city, but now of the Wayne normal, was in the city last Friday, enroute to St. Edward to spend Christmas. Messrs Earl and Walter LaViolette left Sunday morning for their home at Omaha, where they will spend several days at the home of their parents. Tuesday of thia week the elevator and coal office of the T. B. Hord Grain com pany was cloe-d as that was the day the funeral of the late T. B. Hord was held. A letter from C. E. Early, who is at present in Denver with his brother John, says that the latters health is not improv ing and that his condition remains about the same. Miss Fredia Phillipps,who is attending the public school here, left Thursday afternoon for her home at Belgrade, where she will spend the bolidsys with home folks. Ned Janes spent Sunday and Monday with home folks at Lincoln, he returned to this city Monday evening, being ac companied by hie brother Percy, who was enroute to visit friends at Kearney. Saturday afternoon the remains of Tom Cain, who died in Utah, passed through this city, enroute to St. Edward where the funeral was held. Mr. Cain's wife, and also a son and daughter, are .residents of St. Edward. A letter received by J. E. Ballon, sec retary of Wildey Lodge No. 44. 1. 0. 0. F., tells of the serious illness of Chris Meedel at Carlton, Oregon. Mr. Meedel was a resident of Butler township until about four years ago, when he sold bis farm and went west. Beginning with the first of the year, S. A. Bowers, who has been employed at the Jones barber shop on Twelfth street, will take charge of the shop at 508 West Twelfth street, succeeding W. M. Brown. A few weeks ago a deal was closed where by Mr. Brown disposed of his building and shop, and Mr. Bowers purchased the shop. This shop will hereafter be known as the Parlor barber shop, under the new management. T. B. Hord of Central City, who has been, extensively engaged in stock rais ing and grain buying in this state, died Saturday in Minneapolis, where be had been taking treatment, as be had been suffering from a paralytic stroke which he suffered about two years ago. Mr. Hord was well known in this city, as it was here he located his central elevator, one of the largest in the state, and he had occasion to visit this city quite of ten. His body was taken east for bur ial. After January 1, 1911, Max Elias will again be permanently located in Colum bus, and will have charge of the Union Pacific baggage room. And it is quite probable that instead of his time being devoted exclusively to this, he will be des ignated as station master, with supervi sion over the entire depot. For some time the necessity of a station master for Columbus has been apparent, and the officials have bad the matter under con sideration, and there is a good prospect that this change also will be made the first of the year. - THE EQUITABLE Building, Loan and Savings Association Assets, $265,000.00 Pays 6 per cent interest on full paid stock OFFICE WITH Elliott-Speice-Echols Co. 9 Post Office Block Columbus, Neb. Dr. W. S. Evans, Union Block. Dre. Paul and Matzes, Dentists. Dr. Vallier, Osteopath. Barber bloc. Dr. Cbas. H. Campbell, oculist; and aurist, 1215 Olive street. Dr. W. R. Neumarker, office with Dr 0. D. Evans, west side of Park. Misses Lena Boettcher and Stella Hessler are visiting friends at Olarks. Mrs. Mary L. Parker, mother of Mia. Lloyd Swain, has been quite sick the last week. Mies Lillie Ernst of Duncan spent Saturday and Sunday at the home of Jacob Glur. Miss Lucile Reeder, who is a student at the state university, is spending the holidays at home. L J 1 1 end ryx of Kearney was in the city l hi week, the guest of his sister, Mrs. T. W. Adams. Melvin Brugger, who is a student at the Colorado university at Boulder, is at home fur the holidayB. Fre.l Hchmocker who is attending the University at Lincoln is spending the holidays with his parents. Frutik Hall jr.rt to Polk, Neb., Mon day for a weeks visit at the home of his aunt, Mr? O. II. Lindberg. Will Lebmai. and Mr. and Mrs George Whaley of Kansas City, Mo., are spend ing the holidays with Mr. ami Mrs. Geo. Lehman. Gus Berber, senior and junior, left last Thursday for Dulutb, Minn., to spend Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Jess Becher. Mi68 Minnie Baier. who is teaching school in this city, left for her home in Weeping Water, Neb., to spend the holidays with her parents. Fred Lubker and Clifford Galley, who are attending school at the Perdue uni versity, at Lafayette, Ind., are spending the holidays with the home folks. Robert Kummer of Polk county left Wednesday on the Union Pacific for Los Angeles, Cal.. and other points in the west, where he will spend the winter. E. H. Chambers returned last week from Tulsa, Okla., where be has been looking after some matters regarding valuable oil and gas properties he owns there. Next Monday, January 2, will be the official New Years day, as this year that date falls on Sunday. Christmas day was observed Monday this year in lieu of Sunday, which was the 25th of Decem ber. Miss Margaret Evans of Essex, Iowa, is the guest of Columbus friends during the holidays. Miss Evans was formerly employed on the Tribune in this city, and is now engaged in newspaper work at Essex. Big Cut. We will sell for a limited time, 30 loaves of bread for $1.00, 7 loaves for 25o 4 loaves for 15o. Bread checks good for bread only. Jone's Steam Bakery. THE BEST is alone good enough for our custo mers. We nave 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 pj& wffa Five tramps, James Riley, Fred Thom pson, Thomas Moore, William Lawrence and John B. Lynn were arrested last Thursday by Chief of Police Schack, obarged with vagrancy, and Police Judge O'Brien gave them fines of $15 each and costs. The next day warrants were is sued for two of them, James Riley and Fred Thompson, ohsrging them with larceny. Before their arrest on the charge of vagrancy they were in the II. H. Stires millinery store, where they stole fun valued at $35. John Blohak, who works for the Union Pacific, saw a man come down to the tracks where the remaining four were and give some furs to one of the men, who put them under his coat and made his getaway. His description of the men tallied with those under arrest, and they were identified by Miss Harriet Seizor as the men who were in the store before the furs were missing. AH efforts to locate the miss ing fun were unavailing.but the evidence of their guilt was sufficient for the judge to impose twenty-five day jail sentences on them. A. L. Rnsh of the Hord Grain Co., who now has charge of the government weather report in this city, reports that the coldest weather for December was on the sixth, when the thermometer regis tered one below zero. The highest tem perature for the month was on the eigh teenth when the thermometer registered 45 above. During the month the snow fall meneured eleven inches three inches ob the fourth, four inches on the firth and fonr inches on the twenty-first. This latter snow was much heavier further west, as at Monroe it was from six to eight inches deep, while at Albion there was almost a foot of snow. Mr. Bush took charge of the weather report November I, succeeding C. C. Gray, who was reporter for a number of years. Thursday of last week there were two replevin cases before Police Judge O'Brien, Henry Reins being the plaintiff in both cases. Some time ago Mr. Reins lost twelve hogs and he found eleyen of them at the home of Myron Rice. The ownership was disputed sod a suit was brought. The other bog was found In possession of Henry Stone of Platte Center and the second suit was against him. Judge O'Brien took the case under advisement until Tuesday of this week, when he decided the Reins-Rice case in favor of Reins. In the case against Stone the defendsnt testified that he bought the hog of Rice, and in this esse the decision was against Reins. Rice and Reins live northwest of this city, near Platte Center. One of the appointments to be made by Governor Aldrich, and one which af fected a resident of Platte county, is the position of superintendent of the Girl's Industrial school at Geneva. This posi tion has been held for a number of years by Miss Lydia McMabon of thi9 city, both under Governors Sheldon and Shallenberger, and Miss McMahon is an active applioant for reappointment under the incoming administration. So far nothing has been done, and it is un derstood that no announcement will be made until after the inauguration. It is rumored that another change in the Union Pacific time table is scheduled for Sunday, which will put on the two trains taken off Nos. 13 and 14. One of the reasons assigned for this is that when the trains were taken off two of the other roads agreed to do likewise, but one of them failed to keep the agree ment. Another reason is the complaints regarding the mail service, as at present the arrival of the dailies, not only in Col umbus, but every town on the main lino and branches is quite uncertain. Next week the county board of super visors will meet to settle up the businees of the year and organize a new board. There will be two changes for 1911. John Goets. who has represented District No. 1 for a number of years, is succeeded by Fred Dassenbrock, and in district No. 3, C. A. Peterson is succeeded by Henry Schacber, whom he defeated two years ago. The dance, which was to have been given by the Columbus City band this week, will not be given on account of other attractions in the city, but the boys will select a later date, due an nouncement of which will be made. Y. M. C. A. Notes. Here is something you cannot afford to miss. Next Sunday the Men's meet ing at 3:30 will be addressed by the Rev. F. R. Wedge "The Fishting Parson," of the Barbery Coast, Rev. Wedge was a welter weight prize fighter of national fame until he became converted, left the ring and entered the ministry. For two years be was pastor of the Presbyterian church of Monroe where be did fine work. He now has a very progressive work among the dives of San Francisco to which he is just returning after bis marriage. He takes the roughest of the men of the neighborhood of his mis sion into the gymnasium and tht-n after entertaining for a while be pushes the apparatus into the corner and preaches them the Gospel in a convincing manner. This is a rare chance to hear a man who is actively in touch with the work of reaching men who have gone low down in sin in the search for lifee pleasures. ' Mondsy January 2, the building ia open for the reception of the Associa tion's friends. In the afternoon the par ents of the boys are especially urged to be present to witness the work of the Juniors in tba gymnasium The after noon program will consist of a msrohing drill, bear walk relay, relay basket shoot ing, wrestling match, calistbenio drill led by one of the boys blindfolded, box ing match, apparatus basket work game, etc. Those who wish will have the privil ege of seeing the whole building. Sup per will be served here and we hope that many will find it convenient to spend the whole afternoon and evening with us. Supper and games are planned to fill the time until the evening program begins at 7:30. The gymnastic work of the evening will interest everyone as it will illuetrate all the work done in the gym, ilrillp, marches, bar work, vault ing, jumping, the white elephant, con tests of various sorts anil a basket ball game. This is an occasion when we de sire to interest those who do not come frequently and strangers will he very welcome, the bnildicg is open to all and a good crowd is expected. Congregational Church. We face a new year. Th old year is practically behind us. We hnv not written as well as we wish but the book is full. We will watch the sun go down and weave a halo of red and gold about the brow of 1910, we will then tarn our face eastward to see the snn uf the new year come trooping over the hills After a few friendly and biuum ss documents 1911 will be a familiar and exsy date. The facing of a new year shook! tn-ike one serious and thoughtful No orm but God can tell what it has in store for us The race will p on and w. must move with the tide To some it will be the gladdest year, to others the saddest: to some it will be the beet year, toothers the worst; to some it will be the begin ning, to others the ending. Let us make no foolish resolutions that will be as thoughtlessly broken as made but let us creep close up to Jesus and say: "This year I am going to have Him for my guide." "So. hope-lit New Year, with thy joys uncertain. Whose unbolted mystery none can foretell, I calmly trust my Jeana to lift the curtain. Safe in His love for me, 'twill all be well." If you have not a church home the Congregational people rvill be pleased to have you share with them their pluca of worship. Both eervices will be appro priate for the day. Of the morning Miss Babcock will render a solo and the sermon theme will he "Suggestions from the New Year Liff'e Resources. " Of the evening Mrs. Green we H will render u solo, Miss Hedwig Jaeggi will r-:!-r two violin solos. The evening the me will be "Another Yesr." William L. Dibble. Route No. 1. Ed Snyder is shelling corn. Richard Msrlock visited friends at Newman Grove last week. Earl Ewert and family or Monroe spent Christmas with Mrs. Ewert's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hake on Route 1. Chnstmas exercises were held at the Loseke Creek Luthersn church and the Shell Creek Lutheran ohuroh Christmas eve. Miss Mary Welch closed her school last Friday, December 23, for the holi days, and in the afternoon a very nice program, which bad been prepared, was rendered, at which a number or the par ents were present. Marriage Licenses. Miles A. Markert. Richland 23 Ruby M. Newman. Richland 22 Loyd M. Hall, Monroe 20 MargarethaM Schnedt. Silver Creek. 1? Bernbard H. Wegener. Corn lea 23 Lore Brandl, Cornlea 19 Benjamin F. Miller. Columbus 21 Dessie E. Hanks. Rising City 20 Jessie L. Horn, David City 38 Laura J. Miller, David City 35 Leonard F. Danborn, Newman Grove. 25 Mabel L. Olson, St. Edward 25 EXCELLENT PIANOS are made by Fontein Bkos. We sell direct from the factory. With every instrument wc give a factory guarantee. Councilman and Mrs. Fred Davis are spending the Christmas holidays in Chi cago with relatives. We're Ready to properly care for your every Banking want. We always have money to loan to our customers when needing the i Money deposited with is protected by our capital and surplus of $85,MM and the individual liability of our stockholders of $75,H.t, making $lM.ttt.tt of pro tection. Columbus State Bilk Capital Swplaa, 985,00000 Joseph Mostek was before the board of insanity last Saturday, charged with being an inebriate. The board did net pass on his case but continued it for fifteen days, at whioh time it will be heard. Allen Abart arrived in the city Mon day for a short visit with friends. Mr. Abart will lie remembered here, be being in partnership with Dr. Oersteeeea last summer, bnt is now attending college at Chicago. P. L. Luobsinger returned Monday of this week from his trip to Switzerland and other countries in Europe. While in his native land he spent considerable time at hi old home, and reports a very enjoyable trip. Work on the new post office building has been delayed on account of the un favorable weather. The contractors had hoped to make better headway, but the weather has been such as to retard their work considerably. Wm. Losiager has filed a complaint ia County Judge Ratter man's court, charg ing Maud Ralldinger with stealing W60 from him. While here he was stopping at tbe boarding bouse west of tbeCIother hotel. A warrant has been issued, but so far tbe guilty party has not. been located. In tbe district court Henry Kerach of Humphrey is suing Gustavo Teske and Walter Scbmedeke for damages in the sum of $725. He alleges that on October 14 the defendants assaulted him. and he suffered a bruised body and limbs and a broken nose, besides other injuries. This amount includes $500 for alleged personal injuries. Route No. 4. Joe Kula visited with friends at South Omaha over Christmas. Miss Susan Bray is spending tbe week with friends at North Platte. Miss Margaret Scharff of Belgrade hi here on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Scharff. Mrs. Wm. Kricgs of Cedsr Rapids visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stracke, from Friday until Monday. Route No. 3. Miss Mary Lange is reported quite sick. Henry Brunken was visiting f Heads at Platte Center Christmas eve. Herman Hellbush was a Christmas eve guest at tbe home of Henry Siefken. The Shell Creek Baptist church held their Christmas festivities Saturday eve ning. Peter Helsebus of Columbus spent a few days, including Christmas, with hie folks in the country. Miss Louise Brunken is spending the holidays at tbe home of her sister. Mrs. John Witt, jr , at Scribner. Miss Meta Albers, who was visiting her parents several days last week, re turned to Columbus the first of the week. Underwear UNION SUITS We have the ageacy for the famous A'nnsing Underwear, the beet popular priced Union Suits on the market. Prices in men's from 91.50 to $4.50. Prices in boys from 50c, 75c, il and IMS.' Underwear TWO-PIECE SUITS In two piece garments we have a splendid line ready for your in spection and rangiag in pries from 60c to $2-50 'a garment. Buy early while tbe sizes are coBpfft GRAY'S .