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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, MAT 31, 1911
Wishes to announce
that it has been ap
proved as one of the
Vaudeville and moving pictures
ever night at the Airdome.
Mrs. 11. I. II. Oehlrich will enter
tain at bridge Friday afternoon.
- Don't forget the ice-cream social at
the Congregational parsonage June
Mrs. Chus. Davis, of Lincoln, is vis
iting her daughter. Mrs. Gates, this
Miss Lucy Davis, of Silver Creek,
was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Bert
Brien. last week.
Mrs. Chas. Dack gave a luncheon
Monday at her home in honor of Mrs.
Xeedham. of Omaha, nnd Miss Butler,
Mrs. August Boettcher and daugh
ter, Dorothea, spent Saturday arid
Sunday with her daughter. Mrs. V. M.
Grimes, at (Marks.
Morgan Flaherty, clerk of the dis
trict court, ami .1. U. Shields, county
attorney of Nance county, came down
from Fullertoii on business for a cou
ple of days last week.
John Taylor is enjoying a visit from
his sisters, Mrs. Derring and Mrs.
"West fall, and niece. Miss Westfall.
this week. The ladies arriving Tues
day from their Tiome in Michigan.
Everybody is cordially invited to
attend a tea at the Congregational
parsonage, corner of 17th and North,
"Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Vanilla, chocolate ice-cream, lemon
and pineapple sherbet and cake will
be served at 10 cents a dish.
Dan Grady, the eleven year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Grady, living
near Kichland, was thrown from a
wagon Monday afternoon, and injured
so badly that he died from the effects
of it yesterday morning. The funeral
will be held tomorrow morning from
the Catholic church at Schuyler.
J. J. Malone, principal of the public
schools of Humphrey, has filed a com
plaint in Judge Ratterman's court
against Albert and Olga Kahn. reciting
that their children are not in school,
and have not been attending school as
regularly as they should during the
past year. This matter has been
brought to the attention of the court
before, and now the parents will be
asked to show why the children
should not be placed in a home where
they will receive proper care.
Don't Fail to
The Class of 1911.
This is the week when the festivi
ties incident to the commencement
week are in full swing. The week
opened Sunday evening with the de
livery of the baccalaureate sermon in
the gymnasium of the high school
building by Rev. S. D. Harkness. This
sermon is printed in full on another
page of this issue.
Monday evening, the sophomore
class gave a reception to the graduat
ing class, in the high school building.
Tonight, the class play, "At The End
Of The Rainbow," will he presented
the parts being as follows:
Robert Preston, a lawyer
Douglas Brown, football player
Dick Preston, groom.. Howard Whaley
Stanley Palmer, Wilkins, the butler. .
Ted Whitney, captain of varsity
team Earl Westbrook
Jack Austin. Preston's secretary...
Marion Bayton, a ward of Preston..
Nellie Preston, the bride.. Kate Reed
Louise Ross, known as Miss Gray
son Marguerite Weaver
Phyllis Lane, a football enthusiast.
Kathleen Knox, chairman of the
rushing committecEffie Drawbaugh
The Imp, a freshman
Emily Elliott, with a conscience
Jane, a maid with a taste for litera
ture Amy Carver
Mrs. Brown, step-mother of Douglas
Theta Phi sorority girls
Polly Price Vivian .Tenkinson
Elsa Ernest Celeste Cochran
Marjorie Arnold Ernestine Rohde
Marie Swift Erma Hoffman
Molly Bruce Allene McCully
Tomorrow evening the final gradu
ating exercises will take place in the
North opera house, for which the fol
lowing program has been prepared:
Music. Class Octette.
Invocation. Dr. C. W. Ray.
Music Vocal solo. Mrs. Julius
Salutatory. Elsie Matzeu.
Class Prophesy. Fred L. Babcock.
Valedictory, Miss Vera Freeman.
Music Vocal solo, Miss Lori Fuller.
Class Address. Samuel Avery, Chan
cellor Nebraska University.
Violin solo. Miss Elsa Pohl.
Presentation of Diplomas, Superin
tenednt R. M. Campbell.
Reserved seats for both tonight and
tomorrow evening are on sale at Pol
lock's drug store.
The members of the class are as fol
lows, and we have endeavored to find
how each expects to spend the next
Misses Vivian Jenkinson and Mar
guerite Weaver will stay at home for
at least a year.
Merlin Phillips and Misses Eflie
Drawbaugh, Neva Munger. Anna
Brandes. Celeste Cochran and Mildred
Thompson will teach school.
Miss Olive Mahood may teach, but
has not definitely decided.
Miss Amy Carver will go to Bold
ston. Oregon, to teach in the primary
Miss Ernestine Rohde will go to the
university, as will also Miss Martha
Miss Catherine Reed will stay at
home for a year and go to school
Roy Hall will continue his duties
with Dr. Campbell.
Ralph Gossard and Earl Westbrook
will remain at home this year and
probably go to college later.
Misses Elsie Matzen and Mary Fair
child will stay at home.
Miss Vera Freeman will take post
graduate work and travel in the west.
Phillip Hockenberger will stay at
home this year and probably go to col
lege next year.
Fred Babcock will remain at home
Miss Allene McCully will enter a
conservatory for the study of the vio
lin. Miss Emma Hoppen will teach
Howard Whaley has not decided
whether to go to college this year or
to remain at home for a year.
Vaudeville and moving pictures
every night at the Airdome.
Sixteen dead and a score more in
jured is the record of a railroad wreck
that took place on the Burlington near
Indianola in the southwestern part of
the state Monday morning. Two fast
passenger trains, one east bound and
the other going west, met while run
ning at a high rate of speed, with the
result that eight people, including the
train crews of both trains were in
stantly killed. Among the killed was
C. A. Hilsabeck, of Hastings, a broth
er of B. J. Hilsabeck, formerly of
Platte Center, and Fireman Dameron,
who formerly lived here and who
moved to Lincoln some time ago.
Eight more have died since the time
of the wreck, and three more are
thought to be fatally hurt.
WHEN WE DELIVER COAL
to you, you know that you are getting
the best Coal and the most prompt
TKY OUK ALFALFA MEAL
For Feeding Your Live Stock
IT WILL PAY YOU
T. B. Hord Grain Co.
PHONES: Independent 200
Frank Bruggeman was the victim of
a peculiar accident last Thursday
night. He was waiting for the early
morning train to take him to Duncan,
and was walking out on the track,
when he was struck by a string of
cars being switched in the yards. He
was kuocked down between the rails
under the cars, the first one of which
passed over him without touching him.
The next car rolled him over, and
threw him about in such a way that
he suffered one broken leg and the
other was badly dislocated. The
great wonder is that he was not rolled
under the wheels, but by his presence
of mind he managed to keep off the
rails with the exception of getting one
hand on which will cost him two fin
gers. About a year ago the city voted
bonds in the sum of ten thousand dol
lars for the extension of the water
works and mains. Since that time the
bonds had laiu dormant in the hands
of the city officials, until this week
when they were finally disposed of.
The purchaser was the Columbus
State Bank, which bought them at
their face value. The bonds draw four
and one-half per cent Interest. The
reason they had not been sold before
was that the money market was tight,
the Platte river bridge bonds for $25,
000. and which were sold for $23,000.
The water works bonds could have
been sold at a discount of about $900,
but the council waited in the belief
that the city would realize the par
value of the bonds, which has finally
It made the Tribune-Journal man
feel good last week to hear a remark
dropped by a man from a neighboring
town who, although not exactly a
stranger here, yet lives in a nearby
city and is in no way identified with
any interest in this locality. He had
just walked up Thirteenth street and
evidently his mind was full of the
many building activities which he had
seen for he remarked as we came up,
"You are living in the best town in the
state, old man, do you realize it?
During the past two years there has
been more building of a costly and
substantial nature in Columbus than
in any other town in the state. The
way Thirteenth and the business
streets connecting have been built up
recently can certainly not fail to im
press those who only come to town
occasionally. Such things show that
olumbus business men take pride in
Not in the spirit of bragging but
rather to acquaint the members of our
large family with what is being done
for them since the consolidation of
the Tribune and the Journal, we wish
to inform them of several improve
ments which have and will take place
in the mechanical department of this
shop in the near future. Sines taking
control the new management has put
in practically an entire new supply of
the latest display type for advertising
and job work, with rules, cabinets,
borders and other material to match.
Monday morning we ordered a new
Unitype which will be delivered to us
about July 5th. This machine will be
the latest model typesetting machine
and with it we will get an equipment
of type that will do for every purpose,
from a large face for brief work to
the smaller book face. We anticipate
before a great while putting in a
larger and faster press direct attached
to the folding machinery. We are
mentioning these improvements that
our readers may know that we are
using every effort to put out the best
paper possible. There is one thing,
however, that we cannot furnish and
which is very necessary for success,
that is the patronage which must
come to make a costly plant a paying
proposition. We feel that we are but
a small part of a large concern with
over 2,000 stock holders; that each
one takes an interest in the business
and will do his part to make it a suc
cess. If we are right these present
improvements are well made and
more will follow, but If not, the reverse.
Miss Glady Sutton, of Silver Creek,
is the guest of Miss Neva Munger this
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eby and daugh
ter, Inez, of Silver Creek, arrived to
day for a short visit at the home of
Sunday. June 4th, is the Feast of
the Pentecost, which will be cele-
barted with great solemnity at St. Bo
William Dawson has accepted a po
sition as traveling representative of
the Huse Publishing Co., of Norfolk.
He will cover north Nebraska terri
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gass. Sr., and
children are planning to leave Monday
for an extended visit with relatives In
California. Mr. Gass will be gone
about three weeks, Mrs. Gass remain
ing during the summer.
Deed Hober and Herman Burtman.
of Fullerton, drove out from Omaha
Tuesday with a new automobile which
Mr. Hober had purchased. They spent
Tuesday night in the city with friends
and continued their trip Wednesday
Miss Helen Butler, who has been
visiting her aunt. Mrs. H. Robinson,
for the past month, left this morning
for Lincoln, where she will be a guest
at a house party for a few days before
continuing her journey to her home
On June the seventh, the students
of the music department of St. Francis
Academy will give a recital in their
auditorium beginning at 7:30 p. m.
Parents and friends of the students
are cordially invited to attend. The
program will be intersperced with dec
lamation and singing.
L. A. Gates, of this city, has spent
the past week pulling down records
at two gun meets which he attended
at Kansas City and Omaha. At the
former he lost but thirty-one out of
four hundred and fifty and won third
place at the meet. D. D. Bray won
fifth place and Gus Schroeder and Joe
Gtitzmer were but a trifle behind.
There were about a hundred in the
contest. At Omaha yesterday he lost
but eight shots of two hundred, mak
ing an average of ninety-six per cent
nnd winning third plnce.
President Frischoltz. of the Colum
bus Commercial. club, has been noti
fied by the Department of Agriculture
at Washington that within the next
three weeks a good roads expert will
arrive in this city to superintend the
building of a good road between this
city and the south side of the Platte
river bridge. During the past winter
and fall much work was done by the
Commercial Club to raise money
enough to carry on this work. The
county was the first to subscribe and
they started the fund off with $800.
Columbus township then subscribed a
substantial addition and the balance
was made up by the business men of
the city who were solicited by the
members of the club. The road is
very sandy at the present, but it is
believed by the government expert,
who was here recently to examine It,
that by the addition of a certain per
cent of gumbo, much of which can be
found in the near vicinity, a very hard
and serviceable road can be made.
of good farm and grazing
land will be sold on the old
Gould and Baker ranch 7
miles southwest of Belgrade,
on Friday, June 2nd. This
land will be divided into 6
farms ranging from 160 to
720 acres. Four of these
farms are improved and all
of this land is extra good soil,
about one half smooth to
level, the balance rolling to
rough. It will make ideal
grain and stock farms. Terms
reasonable. This sale offers
a rare chance for snaps in
good farm lands. Special
train leaves Columbus for
Belgrade on the morning of
the sale June 2nd.
On June 3rd, over 400
Hereford and Durham cattle
will be sold on this place, 115
of these Herefords are regis
tered. CoL F. M. Woods,
Auctioneer. John W. Smith,
Chicago, C. Greek, Genoa,
For terms or any special
information address, H. R.
Ryan, sales manager, Sioux
Cily, Iowa, or C. M. Gruen
ther. assistant, Columbus,
All the latest shades and
Sign Writing a Specialty
D. C. KAVANAUGH
Judge Ratterman issued marriage li
censes this week to the following:
Deloss Marshall and Miss Edna Moore,
of Genoa; Carl Frisch, of Madison,
and Miss Justina Raab, of Columbus;
Aloys Aebrscht, of St. Bernard, and
Miss Rose Stibley, of Madison; Ger
hard Johssen, Creston. and Miss Kath
erine Gehring. of Platte Center.
Mr. and Mrs. John Janing and Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Kersenbrock and
Mrs. Paul Tiuini, of Osceola, will
leave Monday morning for Omaha,
where they will be present at the
graduation of their sister. Miss Marie
Zinnecker. Miss Zinnecker is one of
twelve nurses who will graduate from
the Wise Memorial Hospital Monday
evening. The exercises will be held
at the Temple Israel at eight o'clock,
followed by a reception at the Metro
Misses Rleanore and Catherine
Rusche entertained about thirty
friends at informal dancing party at
their home in honor of Misses Stein
baugh, Duke and Wlllard. of Genoa.
The rooms were fairly banked with
asparagus and pink and white peonies,
making a most charming picture. Mrs.
Leo Geitzen presided at the piano.
Misses Stella Robinson and Louise
Rusche served punch during the
evening. A midnight lunch was served,
the color scheme being carried out in
the refreshments. The out of town
guests were Misses Mary Tighe and
Mr. Louis Heuschneider. of North
Platte, and Mr. Will Baker, of Den
ver. Miss Ettna Linstnim entertained
sixteen young lad" friends Friday aft
ernoon at her home. The afternoon
was delightfully spent in games and
music. A dainty three-course lunch
was served at small tables, the deco
ration and place-cards being carried
out in pink and green, the decoration
of the rooms. In the course of the aft
ernoon an announcement was made of
Miss Linstrum's approaching mar
riage to Mr. O. H. Walters. Those
present were Misses Neta Worden,
Anna Glur, Mary Newman, Greta
Mace, Dellie Meissler, May Reed.
Eleanora Rusche, Amy Carver, Mar-
garite McKelvey, Anna Schilz. Mrytle
Scott. Ettna Linstnim. and Ora Hor-
ton, of Genoa, Ore and Ada Zeigler, of
Schuyler, Carroll Carver, of Grant,
The Omaha trade boosters have
come and gone .and they never came
to town without letting the folks know
they were here. They arrived right
ou the dot of seven o'clock Thursday
evening, and for three hours they
kept every body in Columbus fully
posted of their presence. Headed by
their own band and President Fris
cholz, of the commercial club, and
followed by a large procession of men
and boys, while men, women and
children lined the sidewalks along
the route they formed a line of march
covering several streets and ending at
the park where the exercises of the
evening were held. President Fris
cholz made a brief talk and introduced
Penn P. Fodrea, editor of the Omaha
Trade Exhibit, and the speaker for
the excursionists on the trip. After a
concert by the band the crowd re
paired to the train, where they were
entertained with a moving picture
show, a large number of views of
Omaha scenes being shown. While in
the city they distributed hundreds of
samples of Omaha products, and called
upon a number of the business houses
of the city. The train left here late
that night for Spalding, from where
they started the next day's run, mak
ing the towns on the branch. They
passed through Columbus again in
the afternoon, on its way to North
Bend, where Friday evening was
spent, and again late that night on
the way to Central City, from where
they started Saturday morning for the
final run home by the way of Osce
ola and David City and Valparaiso.
The Omaha people report a good and
profitable week out on the road among
their customers and friends, and no
doubt the excursion served to draw
the jobbers and retail merchants together.
Boys Gym. Exhibition.
Was it a success? Well Judging
Jrom the number of vacant seats in
the gymnasium it looked that way for
there wasn't even standing room left.
Several 'of the interested spectators
being perched on the siding and other
places of prominence when they com
manded a full view of the proceedings.
To say that boys did themselves Jus
tice is not giving them enough credit
and Columbus feels so proud of the
work by her gymnasium classes that
she would swear there Is not a better
bunch of athletic youngsters in any
other association in the state.
The progarm consisted of fancy
marching drill, combination dumb bell
drill, pyramid building, wrestling
bouts, parallel bars work, tumbling.
and an exhibition by the two famous
clowns, George Washington Jefferson
Jackson and Chester Arthur Grover
It is impossible for us to publish in
this week's issue a full report of the
entertainment. Next week we will
have it together with a summary of
the season's work of the Y. M. C. A.
gymnasium classes. Watch for it.
A new time table went into effect
on the Union Pacific this week which
embodies the following changes: No.
1, Overland Limited, arrives at 11:46
instead of 10:28; No. 15, Colorado Ex
press, 6:20 instead or 6:23; No. 23,
Grand Island local, 1:54 instead of
1:4G; No. 2. Overland Limited. 5:26
instead of 5:50; and No. 18. Oregon
and Washington Limited, 5:57 instead
About three hundred knights or Col
umbus assembled in Columbus last
Sunday to attend the annual initia
tion ceremonies of the order. Visiting
members were from all parts of the
state, in addition to the cities in the
jurisdiction or the local council, which
includes all the territory between
Columbus and Norfolk on the north,
Schuyler on the east, David City on
the south and Central City and Al
bion on the west. Forty-two candi
dates were initiated into the order.
A banquet was served by the ladies of
the Knights of Columbus, at which mu
sic was furnished by the Maennerchor
orchestra. After the banquet. Thomas
Lynch, of Omaha, was presented as
toastmaster, and responses were made
by F. A. Stech, of David City, who
spoke on "Knighthood;" James M.
I.anigan, of Greeley, "Our Duties;"
John A. Bennewitz, of Omaha, "A Reci
procal Debt;" T. J. Doyle, of Lincoln,
What is considered the greatest
race ever run by automobiles occurred
at the famous Indianapolis speedway
yesterday and it holds for Columbus
people a peculiar interest in-as-much
as a former Columbus boy, Gilbert An
derson, was one of the competing
drivers. He was one of the National
crew and although not among the win
ners, the fact that he was even able
to secure entrance in a race which
was run by only the foremost drivers
of the world does him much honer.
Forty-six cars entered for the race and
before qualifying they were compelled
by test to show that they were capa
ble of averaging better than seventy
five miles per hour. One or the driv
ers, "Wild" Bob Burman, probably
the most famous driver In the United
States, made an average of one hun
dred and one miles an hour during
the tryout. The track is two and one
half miles in circumference and is
dished and paved with brick, making
it the fastest sjieedway in the world.
The race was for five hundred miles
and was won by Ray Hourroun in a
Marmon. In spite of the number of
entrants and the great speed main
tained, the winner averaging more
than eighty miles per hour, only one
man was killed and four injured.
Columbus people were grieved Mon
day morning to hear or the death Sun
day evening at her home in Newton,
Iowa, or Mrs. Eugene U. Billesby,
formerly Miss Maude May Burns, or
this city, a daughter or Mr. and Mrs.
G. O. Burns. She had been ill but a
few days, and it was not until the day
before her death that her family be
came alarmed and sent for her moth
er, who arrived at herbedside but a
few hours before the endr- She was
born in Osceola, April 3, 1887, and was
married to Mr. Billesby. July 27. 1904.
The young people lived at Fairbury
four years, then .moved to Stockville,
where they lived eight months, then
going to Newton, Iowa, which place
has since been their home. She
joined the Presbyterian church In Col
umbus when she was twelve years or
age, and had been a consistent Chris
tian since that time. Besides her hus
band, she leaves two small children, a
son, Robert Burns, aged six, and a
daughter, Margaret Fern, aged three
years; her rather and mother, Mr. and
Mrs. G. O. Burns, and a sister. Mrs.
Alvin E. Poole, or Omaha. Among
those from a distance who are here
to attend the funeral are Mr. and Mrs.
Alvin Poole, Harry Poole, and Vernie
Scott, of Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Harns
Hansen, of Harlan, Iowa, and Mr. and
Mrs. Clande Burns, of Lincoln, besides
a number of relatives and old friends
of B. P. S. Paints
At Our Store
Sahmlay, Jim 3
An opportunity to see the
superiority of B. P. S.
Will Dawson spent the week-end in
Vaudeville and moving
every night at the Airdome.
Mr. and Mrs. Owen Parry, of Joliet
township, were in the city on business
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Dolan, of Pine
bluffs. Wyoming, are the guests at the -home
of Thos. Branigan this week.
Thomas Davis, deputy county treas
urer, of Nance county, was the guest
of M. S. Binney several days last
Strayed One bay mare from my
place on east 12th street, last Satur
day. Reward for recovery. Peter
Schaffroth, Independent phone 1342.
Mrs. A. M. Clark, who has been vis
iting her son. H. A. Clark, for the past
week, left Saturday for her summer
homo at Okoboji.
Lost On the road near the Catholic
church seven miles south of Columbus,
one Elgin open race watch. Reward
for return to this office. 92
Renhold Carlson, a young man liv
ing near St. Edward, was found in
sane by the board of insanity last
Saturday. He has not yet been com
mitted. John Fitzsimmons. of Lindsay, was
up before the insanity board Monday,
on a charge of being a dipsomaniac,
nnd was committed to the hospital at
Lincoln, being taken there yesterday.
Mrs. Mary Henry returned Thurs
day from an all winter sojourn in
Greeley. Colorado, with her daughter,
Mrs. Martin. On her way home Mrs.
Henry visited her son. Walter Henry,
P. H. Albers. or Burrows township,
was in the city yesterday with bis
daughter. Miss Emma, who entered
St. Mary's hospital for an operation
for appendicitis. The operation is re
ported to have been successful, and
the young lady is resting easy.
Frank Walroth, a laboring man
who has lived in Columbus for many
years, was taken before the insanity
board yesterday, and found to be in
sane. He seems to be laboring under
the delusion that he has injured some
body. He was taken to Norfolk by
the sheriff last evening.
It is interesting to note the increase
in the number of automobile manu
factured each year, especially just
after you have had a talk with a man
who says they are fads and will soon
wear out. One firm alone is making
preparations for building 50,000 cars
or one model during the year 1912 and
several other firms practically as
large now as is this one are getting
into shape to make a greatly increased
number over this year's out-put, al
though they have not yet made public
any definite announcements in regard
to the number.
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