The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, May 17, 1911, Image 5

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and never recede from our position.
The old chestnut about plumbers'
prices doesn't fit np, as oar charges
are always fair and reasonable.
and low prices have given us a reputa
tion that keeps us busy and takes U3
into the best homes in town. Vaca
tion time is the golden opportunity
to have your plumbing overhauled.
Have us book your order.
A. DU88tll & SON
411-413 West 13th Street
Itmiji tin Alvaue'.
While driving a colt to a breaking
cart lBBt Sunday evening Ilueoel Gart
won thrown into the wheel and both
bontR of Iiib right leg were broken be
tween the knee and ankle joints.
.Taq. NevelB or Albion vvhb a business
viBi(r to St. Edward Monday. Jim
fujb lie has in about 400 acres of crops
on bin Lincoln county ranch, that be ib
making a success with alfalfa, and thit
altogether, he liken the ranch bueineGB
pretty well.
Art Stevens returned home Inst week
from St. Mary's hospital, Columbus,
whore ho had been confined for the laBt
six wteks. Mr. Stevens is recovering as
wpII as could be expected from the
operation he submitted to. but it will be
several months yet before he is a well
From lh Worlil.
While August Sehutte was attempting
to help a sick liorcc onto it's feet last
Friday, the animal fell over on him and
Mr. Scbutte'n leg wbb broken. Later
tli horse had to be shot and it was in
deed unfortunate that Mr. Sehutte had
to suffer both losses.
Barring the plums and some early ap
pits the prospect for fruit was never
better than at present. It iB a tine sight
to sea the cherry and apple trees now,
jiint white with healthy looking bloom
and unless something pre veil ts there
will tie plenty for us and some to Bpare.
Henry Moeller and family went to
Columbus in their auto Sunday. They
brought Miss KoseQerken and Grandpa
Oocrsch along with them. Mibs Gerken
went to work for E. Grotelueschen and
Mr. Doersch intends to stay on the farm
a couple of weeks to tix up tho'place and
psint the buildings. Wc were glad to
see the old gentleman again.
Herman Loeeke living about twelve
miles southwest of here paid thiB ollice
a pleasant call on Wednesday and at the
same had bis name added to our sub
scription list. Mr. Loseke is one of the
earliest pioneers in this part of the Btatc
and it i6 through the efforts of such men
hb he that these broad prairies were
turned into the garden spot of the
From th Dnuorrat
John O'Shea has a wise idea for keep
ing chickens. He keepB all colors, Bi7es
and varieties. Then, when a neighbor's
chicken gets into his jard he can claim
it for it is impossible to sort it from the
rest of the bnnch. We are glad he
doesn't luc next door to us, he might
i;et our bantams. Newman (.Jrovo Re
porter. Ijoiub and Barney Braun and Chae.
Sehiire captured an old wolf and eight
yonng ones in Srhure's pasture the first
of the week. The boys Baw the old wolf
go into a hole iu the ground, and secur
ing a spade they dug her out and found
eight oung ones. A few years ago
when a bounty was paid on wolf scalps,
a find of this kind was worth something
more than the fun and excitement at
tached to it.
The Humphrey friendB of Olie Meyers
formerly or this plaeo will be interested
in the last number of Morrison's Week
ly. Besides two toriee illustrated by
him, the maganne contains a write up
of this promising young artist from the
pen of a staff writer of Morrison's. It
tells how in the little sod school house
on the Nebraska prairies his nmbition to
be an artist wbb born, and after years of
hard labor and discouragement his fond
hopes are about realized He expects to
locate in Paris sometime this year to
continue his art studies.
From tho 8nn.
Gilbert Habcock, while performing on
the horizontal bars at the gymnasium
last Thursday evening, fell Bnd broke
one of the bones in the wrist of his left
Four spans of the new steel bridge on
the Platte have been completed and the
time is getting short until we will be
able to cross. With but two spans to
put up it means about four weeks work
and that will make it about June Iftth.
In moving the big hammer down at
the Platte river bridge last Wednesday
morning it fell over on a board. The
woret of it being a man by the name of
Smith bad bis big toe under the board
and it cut the top off as slick as a knife
would do it.
The contractors for the new Union
Pacific depot arrived in town last Tues
day. The firm that has the contract iB
from Chioago. The plans call for a pas
senger depot 100 feet long to be built
with a stone base and brick body. It is
to include the offices, waiting rooms,
baggage room and express room. Evi
dently a freight depot will be built se
parately iib no provision is made for
freight in the new building.
From tho Journal.
Little James Fiala had eight pink
eyed rabbits that were the pride of hia
boyish heart; but they are no more, as
on Wednesday night some of the numer
ous worthless dogs of the town got into
the pen where the pets were kept and
killed every one of them.
While playing with some children on
Tuesday at the home of a neighbor,
little Sylvin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
A. W. Sindelar, got the end of the
middle linger on her right hand cut off
in a Inwn mower. Although only four
years old the gritty little girl wasted no
time crying but hurried home; Dr.
Myers was hastily called and found it
necessary to take the finger off at the
first joint.
Mrs. Jos. Hcrout met with a serious
runaway accident last Sunday afternoon.
She had been visiting at the home of her
son, Anton, six miles south of town, and
was on her way home when the horse
she was driving became frightened at an
automobile and ran away, throwing her
out of the rig. In addition to having
her left arm broken at the wrist, she
was badly bruised about the head and
From the Gazette.
Lorenzo Anderson of Seward met a
terrible death Sunday before last by
choking on a piece of raw meat.
Dave Minnisk says Wm. Branden
burg's hogs, as to weight, averaged pretty
good; but about a week or more since be
hauled two Poland China hogs to Col
li mbuB that were not quite nine months
old that turned the scales at IWM pounds
each. He has got more at home of the
same age and just as heavy. ThiB is no
hog story. Dave has got proof to back
up what he says.
Every indication points to the fact that
the freeze on the last night in April and
first night in May did not hurt the fruit
crop in this vicinity. Apple, cherry
and plum trees are fairly groaniug un
derneath their load of blooms. In
many places apples and cherries are
formed on the trees and are bb large as
peas. Undoubtedly the crop will be a
prolific one. Every "mother s eon" and
"mother's daughter" Bhould make an ef
fort this year to double their canning
supplies. Next year the fruit crop may
go a-glimmcring. Let us make "liny
while the sun shines." Keep your eje
ou the sugar kings now and see if the
price don't go soaring?
Gents9 Furnishing Goods
405 11th Street,
From the Bepablicaa.
George Weber and Cbaa. Kelley are
figuring on going into the automobile
business in Monroe and building a gar
age. They have been looking for a loca
tion and figuring on the cost of a cem
ent.building suitable for their pHrpose.
Word received from Mrs. . L. Van
Allen, who has been at the Mayo bro
thers' hospital in Rochester, Minn., for
the last three weeks, where aha under
went an operation, says that aba is get
ting along nicely and expects to be able
to return home in about two weeks.
James Glcaeon was over from Platte
Center Wednesday looking after hia
farm and other business interests. Dur
ing the winter he suffered from a severe
attack of pneumonia, and for a time hia
condition was serious, but he baa entire
ly recovered from this and is again en
joying hia usual health.
There will be no graduation exercises
for Monroe schools thiB year, the board
of education deciding on this course at
their meeting Monday. The cause for
this action was the strong sentiment in
favor of adding another year, making a
twelve year course, and in view of this
being done at the school meeting the
graduation exercises would be out of
place. Miss Hazel Englcman, who was
elected primary teacher, has resigjtad
and will remain another year at Carre,
Neb., the board at that place giving her
a raise in salary. This leaves two vacan
cies to be tilled assistant principal and
primary, but there is a prospect that the
former position will be filled soon.
Last week the newly elected village
board organized for the coming year by
re-electing H. J. Hill chairman and L.
Franklin, clerk. Chae. McWilliams waa
appointed treasurer. But one commit
tee was announced by the chairman,
that of streets and grades, which is com
posed of Wm. Siega and John Gibbon.
The committee bad its work maped out
for it in advance, as there was consider
able work to be done on the streets,
and this week, under their direction,
Messrs. Reed and Growcock are doing
some needed grading on the main streets
using a traction engine. At the next
meeting of the board Chairman Hill will
announce the remainder of the com
mittee. In order to avoid a possible accident
the village board hare ordered the old
well on the south side of street filled up,
and the pump has been taken out. This
was the first fire protection Monroe
boasted of, and was put in shortly after
the town was incorporated following
the two elevator fires in 1899. The vil
lage board got plenty of criticism for put
ting in the well and many ridiculed it as
a means of fire protection, but the wis
dom of placing it there was shown a few
years later when the building now oc
cupied by Dr. Bates caught fire in such
a manner that a bucket brigade would
have been helpless, and the well was re
sponsible for not only saving it, bnt the
entire business portion of the village.
From tho Nonpareil.
Will Farrand arrived the latter part of
last week to be associated with hiB father
in the management of the store here.
His wife, who iB visiting in Omaha at
present, will join him in a short time.
Mr. Farrand has been principal of the
schools at Koo6kia. Idaho, for the past
Wm. Bannister changed bis mind
Monday when his son Harry waa arraign
ed on the charge of breaking the peace
and informed County Attorney Boas and
County Judge Peterson that he would
not press the charge. In a fit of temper
last week Harry cut to pieces a $15 har
ness belonging to hiB father and also
threatened to do him great bodily in
jury. Peace has evidently been restored
in the family, judging by the withdrawal
of the complaint. The young man was
released by the court.
Later reports, based on investigations
made since the effects of the frost of last
week have been measured, indicate that
there will be more fruit than was ex
pected. It hardly seemed possible that
fruit blossoms could survive such a
freeze but it appears that Jack Frost
will have to make another farewell tour
if he wants to get all of it. Many trees
were protected and many of the blos
soms had not yet come out. Barring
another freeze, therefore, it is still safe
to prophesy that there will be a crop
of fruit.
Before Elden Uuxford crawls under
another sulky plow to -attach the share
to the moleboard he will sec to it that
the plow is blocked up so securely that
a mule couldn't kick it over. Tuesday
afternoon he was engaged at this sort of
a job when the plow slipped in some
manner, permitting the share to strike
him across tho right cheek. Just what
prevented him from getting a worse cut
he doesn't know but as it was he receiv
ed a wound that he will remember for a
long time, a gash two or three inches in
length being cut across his face.
Cost of Living In Shanghai, China
The following statistics of
price of foodstuffs, etc.. relate only to
this consular district, which embrace
about fifty thousand square miles of
territory and at least twenty minion
inhabitants. Dally wage rate, in
United States currency, are: Machin
ists. 40 to 75 cents; blacksmiths. 38;
carpenters. 25; electricians, 40; stone
masons. 15; bricklayers, 15; molders,
60; plasterers, 30. and common labor
era. 20 cents. The cost of foodstuffs
such as the natives use are as fol
lows, in cents per pound: Fresh pork,
15; salt pork. 10;- sausage. 7; ham.
20; flour (foreign), 3H: flour (na
tive), 2; sugar, 4; tea, 15; rice. 3.
The character of fabrics usually
bought by the natives cost, a yard,
about 6 cents for muslins, 7 cents
for calico and 25 cents for woolen.
while their cloth shoes cost shoot 4
ctnts a. pair.
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Max Gottberg in the FORD Model T Climbing the Y. M. C. A. Steps
State of Nebraska, Platte County, ss.
Mas Gottberg, being first duly sworn, deposes and says that on the eighth
day of May, 1911. be drove a Ford Roadster. Xo. 30230. four cylinder 3?ix4,
up the front Bteps of the Y. M. C A. building, at Columbus. Nebraska; each
of said Bteps being eight inches high, sixteen in all, and rise to a height of
nine feet and four inches after the second tier is reached. The base of the
triangle formed by these steps is thirteen feet. even. The angle which the
car climbed is 37.6 degrees, making a grade of 41.36 per cent. Said feat wsb
witnessed by O. B. Anderson, R. 8. Palmer, 8. L. Whitney and C. . Davis,
the latter taking the photograph, a copy of which is attached to this affidavit.
Subscribed in my presence and sworn to before me this 15th day of May,
1911. H. F. J. Uockenberqer, Notary Public.
8tate of Nebraska, Platte County, as.
O. B. Anderson, R. S. Palmer, 8. L. Whitney and O. E. Davie, being first
duly sworn, depote and say that they have read the foregoing affidavit of Max
Gottberg and know of their own knrledge that the facta stated therein are
true. O. B. Anderson, R. 8. Paimer, S. L. Wiiitnet. C. E. Davis.
Subscribed in my presence and sworn to before me this 15th day of May,
91l. H. F. J. Hockenberrek, Notary Public.
On Monday afternoon, May 8, the climb illuetrated by the
accompanying cut waa made. We do not want you to take
our word for what was done, but we do want you to study
the picture and notice the points that we tell you about.
The steps are eight inches high, sixteen in all, and rise to
a height of nine feet and four inches after the second tier
is reached.
The base of the triangle formed by these is 13 feet even.
The angle at which the car climbs is 37.6 degrees, making
a grade of 41.36 per cent.
West Thirteenth Street
Columbus, Neb).
likes Kens liking Easy
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Sympatnttlc Attitude.
1 aarer enjoyed your chance for an
education." said the reproachful fath-
"Well," replied the flippant youth,
"when It comes to that I don't believe
I enjoy It myself."
We invite all who desire choice
steak, and the very best cuts of
all other meats to call at our
market on Eleventh street. Wc
also handle poultry and Gsh and
oysters in season.
Telephone No, 1. - Columbus, Neb.
From the Signal.
To look at the sea of blossoms on the
fruit trees it is difficult to realize that J
the ground was covered with ice.
Prof. C A. Otrodovec, principal of our
schooU for the past two years, informs
us that he has engaged to take charge
of the school at Meadow Grove next
At St. Joseph's church, on Tuesday
morning, May 9, 1911, Mr. James M.
Sullivan and Miss Mary Louise Dunn
were united in holy bonds of matrimony,
Rev. Father Oyriac olllcieticg.
The village of Tarnov is going to keep
up with the procession. Jas. Burrows
was up there Tuesday figuring with the
village board on half a dozen street
crossings. There will also be several
pieces of cement sidewalk built.
Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Parker and family
departed last Sunday for Maxwell, Nebr ,
where Mr. Parker will be stationed as
Union PcirJo agent. Wc regret to see
this family depart from Platte Center
where they have made many warm
friends during their stay hereof over
Beven years. In their new home wc wish
them succces and the best of all good
Platte Center will soon loose one of its
oldest citizens. George Scbeidel, having
purchased a residence property in Col
umbus, has decided to move to that city,
and next Monday is the dsy on which
he and his estimable wife expect to go
to their new home. Mr. Henry Huck
feldt, the new manager of the Walrath
& Sherwood lumber yard, has rented the
Scbeidel residence here and will move
into it when Scheidcl vacates.
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Why CapitoJa lurn.
Pennsylvania has bad a capltol
burn. Only a few weeks ago the Mis
souri Capitol was burned, involving
the destruction of a great mass of ex
teremely valuable historical material.
A fear years ago the Wisconsin Cap
itol was destroyed by Are, and there
also were consumed historical records
of the greatest interest. Now the New
York Capitol has been fire-swept and
the State Library, which Included one
of the most valuable historical col
lections In the country, has been de
stroyed. State capitals ought to be
among the safest of structures. They
are very expensive, and yet they seem
to be rather subject to fires, and fires
started therein burn with astonishing
rapidity. We fear there is too much
political contract work in them. Phil
adelphia Record.
Missed Opportunity.
People who think It impossible to
get something for nothing in New
York are mistaken. An advertisement
In a commercial paper a day or so
ago announced the desire on the part
of an oil company to give away sev
eral thousand five-gallon oil cans and
the wooden cases containing them to
any one who would take them away
m iia nfora In Naw York and Brook
lyn, where they are stored. Cynical
New Yorkers were inclined to tnmK
It an April fool Joke, but it was not.
In ike
You will find us better
equipped that ever to
attend to your wants in
Electric Lighting
Electric Irons
Let us wire your house
Columbus light,
Heat & Power Co.
The best irrigated land, with the beat
water right. Which has prodaeed ham
per crops for the past 20 yean. Price
reasonable. Terms Tery easy. For par
ticalars write Isaac Conner, Omaha, Neb.
Summer Tourist Round-Trip Fares to
the Pacific Coast
Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 8 are extra fare trains.
Noa. 4. 5. IS and II are local passessers.
Moa. SS and 59 are local freights.
Noa. 9 and 16 are mail trains only.
No. 14 dne in Omaha 4:45 p. m.
No. 6 das in Omaha 5:00 p.m.
C. N. Q.
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From the Sand.
Mr. and Mrs. Meisle of Denver are re
joicing over the birth of a baby irl.
airs. Meisel wss Miss Maude O'Connor
of this place before her marriage.
Owing to the inability of the promised
outside speakers to be here Msy YJ. the
proposed public dedication of Silver
Creek's splendid new school building
has been indefinitely postponed.
Robert Murry, jr., a well known resi
dent of 8ilver Creek met with a serions,
snd probably fatal accident about 3
o'clock Wedneedsy afternoon, lie was
shingling the roof of a new barn that F.
O.Oaulton is building west of town. Sud
denly be was seen to fall headforemost
to the ground by his foreman, Wm. Ilia
ser, snd he struck headfirst on the con
crete tloor which had been laid for a
granary to be bnilt as an addition to the
barn, falling about 18 feet. He succeed
ed in getting on his feet, but was seen to
be badly injured snd wss hurriedly
brought to town in Mr. Blasers auto and
to Dr. Robinson's office. The doctor
hsd him taken to his home where he
hastily made an examination of the
young man's injuries, which be found to
be a compound fracture of the skull
from which a small quantity of brain tis
sue wss oozing. This snd a gathering
blood clot were removed. Surgical as
sistance was summoned from Oolnmbui,
to which Dra. W. 8. Evans and H. J.
Arnold responded as soon as autos could
bring them. On their arrival they ad
vised his removal to the Columbus hospi
tal, and Agent Shumaker arranged to
atop Jfo. 8 here, which hurried, him to
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