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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, JULY 5, 1911
Points to its long
record of success
fully earing for the
needs of its custo
mers with just
pride, and asks for
future business on
its past record.
The Oldest State
Bank in Nebraska
A matchless union suit for summer
and for comfort. See the Gerbarz
Victor Sehober arrived in the city
yesterday from his home in Cam
bridge for a short visit with rela
tives. George Lawrence and Miss Sadie
Gat ten. of St. Edward were married
by .Tudse Hattennan this afternoon at
C. E. Davis is enjoying a visit from
his mother. Mrs. Elsie Davis, who ar
rived unexpectedly from her home iu
San Francisco, the first of the week.
Several of the Columbus young peo
ple spent the Fourth in David City.
In the party were Misses Gladys
Moore. Olive Moore. Blanch Dawson
and Messers Hubert Anderson and
The reports from the bedside of A.
L. Koon are very encouraging this
morning. Mr Koon passed a very
good niiilit. bring stronger, and
brighter, a id u i.-. hoped now that re
will srnn be restored to perfect
David Thomas made a midnight trip
to Humphrey with a physician last
night, being called there by the seri
ous illness of his little grandson, a
ten-year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Wolf. The child is reported
some better today.
Franz Jalin. one or the old set
tlers on the isiand. fifteen miles south
west of Columbus died this morning
troiv diM-ass incident to old ae. lie
nns t'irn in Austria. June 13. 1S.".
hence had just entered upon his
Last Sunday noon Miss Blanche
Engle and Mr. Charles Ballard, of
Platte Center, were united in mar
riage at the Methodist parsonage, by
Rev. Charles W. Ray. Mr. Ballard is
a blacksmith at Platte Center, and the
young couple will make their home in
Emil Gutzwiller is troubled with a
very sore arm. Several years ago he
had trouble with the member, and
since that time has carried a scar on
ills elbov, which would occasionally
become sore. Last winter he had a
trouble with boils, and since that
time his arm has been quite trouble
some. 80 Acres
of land within
2 miles of Col
umbus is offer
ed at a bottom
price for a
"William Dougherty, an old time Co
lumbus boy, later of Humphrey, and
now living with his family in Chicago,
was In the city yesterday, on his way
to Humphrey to look after his prop
Ed. McCombs spent Sunday with
his wife, who is a patient at the Pres
byterian hospital at Omaha, recover
ing from a recent operation. He re
ports that Mrs. McCombs is doing
nicely and will he able to be home the
last of the week.
The teachers and pupils of the Sun
day schools of the Congregational and
Episcopal churches helajfheir annual
mid-summer picnics lftt Thursday
afterttoii. The Congregational people
held tiejr picnic at the Howard Clarke
place outh of the Loup, and the
Episcopalians celebrated at Stevens'
John Eliott returned last evening
from the Leesburg Mining country in
Idaho. Mr. Elliott is very enthusias
tic concerning the future of the mine,
and brings good news to the stock
holders who live here. He reports
also that the mine will be opened for
full work within the next two or
News has been received here by
some of the families who formerly
lived at Fullerton that Miss Lola
Odell, who left Fullerton about two
years ago with her parents to make
her new home in Idaho, has been
murdered by her husband, who after
wards committed suicide. The hus
band was not known to anyone here,
and no motive for the deed is known.
William Webster, who prior to a
few weeks ago was in the banking
business at Monroe, and his family
are now residents of Columhus, hav
ing moved here last Wednesday.
Since leaving the bank, Mr. and Mrs.
Webster have been looking for a loca
tion for a new home, and Columbus
is pleased to have them decide to set
Gideon Braun, who is attending
summer school at Wayne, in a busi
ness letter to The Tribune-Journal,
says that "everything is O. K., but
hot as Siberia." Mr. Braun is one of
the numerous Platte county teachers
who believes in putting in his time
between terras iu making himself
qualified for better work and more
of it as the years go by.
Three dozen leaders of the demo
cratic party of the state met in this
city with Chairman Byrnes and Vice
Chairman Grueuther last Friday after
noon. It was decided at the meeting
to hold the state convention at Fre
mont, which was selected over the
claims of Lincoln and Grand Island.
For Mr. Byrnes, personally, the oc
casion was one of double felicitation,
the members being able not only to
gratulate him upon his recovery from
his seven weeks' illness, but also up
on the arrival of a nine-pound daugh
ter at his home.
On April 21, eight of the Y. M. C. A.
boys took the International Bible
study examination and five were suc
cessful in winning certificates. These
are very neat, being printed in two
colors and bearing the signatures of
the local secretary, the international
examiner and the secretary of the re
ligious work department of the inter
national committee. Following are
the names of the five boys who won
certificates in Columbus, which are
now on exhibition in the Asociation
building: Alfred Anderson. Earl Col
ton, Clarence Newman, Bert Phillips
and Edward Weaver.
A Fourth of July deal of consider
able interest to the people of Colum
bus and the surrounding country was
consummated yesterday, when Al
bert Rasmussen sola his interest in
the Columbus Mercantile Company to
Fred Boehm, of Grand Island. Mr.
Boehm has had about fifteen years'
experience in the grocery business in
Grand Island, and will be welcomed
among the business interests of the
city. He will arrive next week to
take au active part in the affairs of
the store. Mr. Rasmussen will re
main with the firm until about Sep
tember 1, and expects then to take a
vacation for a while. He has not de
cided where he will locate next or in
Mrs. E. J. Sheehan received a tele
gram Friday evening informing her
of the death of John W. Myer, of Den
ver, Colorado, which will be quite a
shock to many Columbus people. Mr.
Meyer having been born and raised
in this city. When a boy he was con
nected with the Columbus Journal
and went from here to Lincoln, where
he was very successful and was with
the State Journal Company for a long
time. Mr. Meyer left an aged
mother, Mrs. Ellen Meyer, 84 years of
age, who was one of the early settlers
of this count, also a wife and five
children. Aside from the fact that
Mr. Meyer's death was very sudden,
no particulars have been received by
his relatives here. Miss Elizabeth
Sheehan left Saturday evening to at
tend the funeral.
Mrs. John Janlng, accompanied by
her little nephew, Paul, came up
from Columbus on Wednesday to visit
her sister, Mrs. William Jacksoa.
Misses Alta and Bessie Anson, Vere
Webb and.'ola Harbert were visitms
at HurapjK Tuesday.
Mrs. lUBWehb and children. Mrs.
L Westcott and Dell Westbrook left
on Wednesday for a visit with rela
tives at Kearney and Sidney.
Prof. Good and Rev. Tiye went to
Norfolk Tuesday where Prof. Good
was united in marriage to Miss Buck
tndcrf. The party returned home
Wednesday evening. Prof, and Mrs
Good expect to make this their home
in the future.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. trammel and
children went to Humphrey Tuesday
for a visit at the Earl Weaver home.
They returned home Wednesday
evening and Saturday left for Co
lome, South Dakota, where they have
Miss Brethower, of Atkinson, ar
rived the first of the week with her
sister, Mrs. George Hook.
Mr. M. Frelden. of Omaha, arrived
here Wednesday to look after some
Dr. Tucker stopped here Thursday
evening on his way to Omaha from
Ewing. He is helping Dr. Morris.
Ed. Luedtke came up from Lincoln
the first of the week for a visit with
relatives and friends.
Mrs. William Wenk was a business
visitor at Humphrey on Friday.
R. B. Webb was a business visitor
at Lindsay on Monday.
Miss Mazie Magill came up from
Columbus on Saturday for a visit
with friends and relatives.
Mrs. U. E. Ludwick went up to
Loretta Thursday to meet her hus
band and on Saturday they returned
to their home in Omaha. The doctor
expects to leave on Sunday for Can
ada. Mr. F. Leach' and son, Clifford, re
turned home Friday evening from a
business trip to Omaha.
Raymond Hanna arrived Friday
evening from Kansas.
Hot and dry. With no rain will
soon dry everything up.
The hail storm of a week ago did
more damage than the people sup
posed at first. The oat crop is nearly
all gone and the wheat was shelled
out about one third, the corn may
come out fairly well if we have rain
in a few days. This was the first
hail storm the farmers in Sherman
has had which did any damage.
The barn of Mrs. Deyke was
twisted around in the storm of last
R. H. and Frank Wudermann
autoed to Columbus Sunday to see
the ball game.
The glorious Fourth was cele
brated at Rudolph Wurdermann's.
William Muth and family spent
Sunday at Henry Cattau.
Methodist Church Notes.
Sunday school begines at 9:45
a. m. Church service at 11 p. m.
Topis of sermon, "The Importance of
Building in God's Work." Epworth
League meets at 7 p. m. Evening
prayer and sermon. Topic, "Man's
Buried Treasures." You are invited
to make our church your home.
CHAS. W.RAY, Paster.
President Gurnes of Hastings Col
lege will occupy the Presbyterian pul
pit next Sabbath morning. His sub
ject will be, "Conserving the Moral
Element in Education." Dr. Turner, is
an eloquent speaker who talks of
virile things. The pastor will deliver
the evening sermon and a soprano
baritone duet entitled. "Love Divine,"
will be rendered by Miss Ruby Rickly
and Mr. Manly Logan.
SAMUEL D. HARKNESS, Pastor.
For the week ending July 5, 1911.
Letters Miss Etta Ayres (2), Wil
lis R. Clark, Miss Julia Cissel, Mrs.
C. Davis, Wallace Godrich, W. H.
Lewis, State Training Association.
George Wilson, Mrs. Alice Ward.
Cards Miss Etta Ayres, Joseph
Cromber, Irene Courtly, Melvin Dop
Bon. Cecil R. Hughes, Mary Moritz,
Albert Meams, Miss Julia Miller, E.
A. Oster, Edwin Schroeder, State
Training Asociation (2). Miss Delia
Parties calling for any of the above,
will please say, "Advertised."
Wm. A. MCALLISTER. Postmaster.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Snow left Sat
urday for the Pacific coast where
tbey will spend the summer. They
went from Columbus direct to Los
Angeles, where they will visit friends
and from there will go up the coast
to Seattle. While in the west they
will Investigate some business prop
ositions they have in view, but, as
Mr. Snow says, "It will have to be
something pretty good to Induce us
to leave Colualms.''
WHEN WE DELIVER COAL
to you, you know that you are get
ting the best Coal and the most
prompt service possible.
TRY OUR ALFALFA MEAL
For Feeding Your Live Stock
IT WILL PAY YOU
T. B. Hord Grain Co.
PHONES: Independent 20G
Manley Logan spent the Fourth
with his parents in Lincoln.
The Misses Campbell and Julia
Fife, were the guests Saturday of
Mrs. Thomas Branuigan.
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Frankfurt and
children went to Elgin Monday to
spend the Fourth with friends.
Last Friday, Mr. and Mrs. J. Kipple
received a message, which announced
the sad death of their son-in-law. W.
W. Ogden at Clarence, Missouri. Mr.
Ogdeu will be remembered here, as he
was a resident of Columbus about
eight years ago, clerking in the Hulst
& Adams store at that time. He
leaves his wife, who was formerly
Miss Christine Kipple to mourn his
Mrs. L. Pittman entered i hospital
at Rochester, "Minnesota, lass Tuesday
and Thursday submitted to au opera
tion. Friday word was recvtd that
her condition was very serious and
her childi en Walrer, Clarence and
Miss Belle Pittman and Mrs. Charles
Mitchell left the srftie afternoon for
Rochester. Word has since been re
ceived that Mrs. Pittman has rallied
and it is hoped the crisis is passed.
W. R. Snell and Clarence Pittman re
William Speicher met with an ac
cident yesterday afternoon which
may cost him his life, and in any
event will lay him up for some time.
He has been working at St. Edward
for the past few weeks, and came
home Monday to spend the Fourth
with his parents. He left for home
in the latter part of the afternoon, on
a motorcycle, a short time afterward
was found lying by the side of the
road in an unconscious condition. He
was brought to the city and placvd
under the care of a physician, who
found that he had broken a shoulder
and badly bruised his face, beside suf
fering a bad sprain of the neck. It is
not known how the accident happened
as he was still unconscious this
morning, so it is impossible to tell
whether he was overcome by the
heat, or if he ran against some ob
struction and was thrown from his
machine. The motorcycle was
wrecked and lay about fifty feet from
where he was found.
ARE YOU TROUBLED
This present warm weather may
seem to you to be the cause for
that headache whieh troubles
you. Instead, it may be the first
symptoms of eyestrain.
It will be far letter to come here
and have your eyAs examined
than to dose yourself with medi
cine in au effort to relieve it.
A pair of glasses Otted by an ex"
pert optometrist here will no
doubt relieve the pain, thereby
relieving the eye of strain.
1 charge nothing for a prelimi
nary test to find if glasses are
needed or not. I do charge$3.00
for a complete diagnosis, but
this fee is deducted when glasses
ED. J. NIEWOHNER
Miss Mar Cronin of Platte Center
was an over Sunday visitor at the
home of Ed. J. Weidner.
H. B. Miller of Dodge, was transact
ing business in town Friday.
Mrs. Albert Winkler has been seri
ously ill for the past week and at the
present writing her condition is only
slightly improved. We hope in the
next issue to be able to chronicle her
Anton Schiferl of West Point is
spending a couple of weeks in town,
visiting his brothers and sisters at
Win Wogan and Roy Hurst attend
ed the ball game at Columbus Sun
Mrs. John Purtzer and Mrs. Wil
liam Thomazin attended the funeral
of their sister-in-law Mrs. Robert
Born at Tilden. Saturday.
Miss Ciora Gogan, who has been at
tending summer normal at Wayne.
Nebraska, came home Saturday for a
few days visit. She was accompanied
home by Miss Donohue. a classmate,
who will return to schol with her.
Miss Minnie Thomas Is receiving a
visit from her sisters of Columbia.
The Ladies' Aid of the M. E. church
held a very profitable auction sale of
fancy work, aprons and etc.. at the
Firemen's hall last Saturday after
noon, which netted a very nice de
posit for the charity fund of the
A stomach specialist from Omaha
was called to Lindsay Friday in con
sultation with a local physician con
cerning the illness of . Mrs. Albert
The St. Bernard ball team met and
defeated Humphrey at St. eBrnard last
The second of the series of "Bar
gain days" planned by the Commer
cial club of Lindsay, was up to the
expectations of the shoppers and bar
gain hunters, when they visited the
store last Saturday, owing to the ex
treme heat and unpleasant weather
many nf the attractions of the after
noon were cancelled.
At the ball park a very interesting
game was played between Lindsay
and a team from the Deaf and Dumb
Institute of Omaha. The game result
ing in a victory for Lindsay, the score
being 12 to 5 in their favor. In the
evening a band concert was given by
the Lindsay and St. Bernard bands.
Rev. Father Ignatius Classen re
turned froni"St. Louis Saturdi.y.
where on last Friday his ordination
to the priesthood, in the Franciscon
Order took place.
On Sunday at St. Bernard Catholic
church Father Ignatius celebrated his
first mass. At 9:45 a. m. the differ
ent societies and congregation
marched in rank and file to the mon
astery to conduct Father Ignatius to
the church. An old and esteemed
friend and schoolmate of the reverend
father, in behalf of the parishioners
delivered an address of welcome,
which was promptly responded to in
words of gratitude, in which Father
Ignatius expressed his joy in being
permitted to read his first mass
among his boyhood friends and class
mates at his old Alma Mater. At 10
o'clock the procession marched to the
church, arriving at the altar the Veri
Creator was sung with the usual pray
ers, and mass was begun. Father
Florence of Humphrey as assistant
priest. Father Clement of Lindsay;
Father Leo, sub-deacon and Father
Simeon of Cornlea, master of cere
monies, everything being arranged by
the pastor of St. Bernard, Father
After the gospel, Father Florence
delivered the sermon, the subject be
ing. "A Day of Joy for the New
Priest, his Parents and the Parish
oners." At 3:30 p. m., solemn vespers were
sung. Concluding the day's celebra
tion a parish picnic was held in the
beautiful grounds adjoining the
The Fourth of July passed off very
quietly in Lindsay, there being no
celebration in town. Most of the
pleasure-seekers spent the day at
Newman Grove, which celebrated in
grand style. The Lindsay base ball
nine played Elgin, which in itself was
a drawing card for the people from
If you were to take a peep into the
office of the Tribune Printing Com
pany now you would hardly recog
nize the place. The editorial rooms
and composition rooms are now on
the top floor, while the rooms form
erly used for these purposes have
been changed into a bindery. An ele
vator is being installed to connect all
floors and the basement. The new
TJnitype machine has arrived, and
will be installed as soon as an
erecter can reach here from the fac
tory. This will also be placed upon
the top floor, where all forms will
be made up and sent down on the ele
vator to the press room in the base
ment, where all the press work will be
done. The house is also equipped
with an intercommunicating tele
phone system of five instruments,
connecting all three floors. This ar
rangement gives us a floor space ap
proximating 4,500 square feet.
Word from Miss Mamie Elliott, who
is in a hospital a Rochester. Minne-
antn la tn Iho at "tt Iff..- . vT
covering nicely from her revc.
ation, and that she will probably be
home within a week.
While making a trip to Genoa with
three Indians, Sunday evening, Ed
Branigan's car turned turtlertbrow
ing the occupants of the car out. For
tunately, no one was injured, although
the car was badly damaged.
Yesterday was the hottest day of
the season so far, the government
thermometer in charge of A. L. Rush,
registering 106. Tc'ay at 1 o'clock,
Mr. Rush reported a temperature of
but two degrees lower. In Omaha,
the thermometer registered 105 at
four o'clock, the lowest for the day be
ing 82. at five in the morning. It was
still 102 at seven o'clock in the even
ing. Judge Ratterman issued marriage
licenses to the following this week:
Mr. Frank Richter, of Chicago, Illinois
and Miss Emma Schallenberg. of
Schribner; Mr. Charles Ballard and
Miss Blanch Engle. of Platte Center;
Mr. Otto Johannes, of Platte Center,
Miss Louise Grotelueschen, of Leigh;
Mr. Sear Nelson and Miss Sadie John
son, of Newman Grove; and Mr. Tony
Roesch and Miss Anna Brunken "bf
Carl Schubert received word last
evening about eight o'clock that his
store building In Monroe was on fire.
The building is occupied by Carl
Ewert with a stock of general mer
chandise. Word received from Mon
roe this afternoon is to the effect
that the greater portion of the dam
age was done by water to the goods,
although the building was damaged to
some extent. The total damage is
estimated to be between three and
four thousand dollars, which is about
forty percent of the value of the
building and stock.
About fifty dollars in cash disap
peared from the Eagle cafe during the
night last night, and about the same
time the night cook also disappeared.
Mr. Schubert reports that he had
gone out of the cafe for the moment,
and when he returned the cook and
the cash had gone. He also had sev
eral checks in a cabinet together
with some money, but they were not
molested, as the fellow evidently
cared to take no chances. This
morning it was found that the day
cook, who claimed to be a brother of
the night man had also disappeared.
In county court last Saturday a case
was tried wherein Charles S. Ander
son sued Robert Maxwell for SltiCSO.
alleged to be a balance due on the
purchase price and accessories of an
automobile, of which $150 was the al
leged balance on the purchase price,
and $16.80 for extras. In reply Max
well filed a counter claim for $200 in
excess of the amount for which he was
sued, on the ground that the machine
was not up to the representations, and
he had been compelled to pay out con
siderable money in repairs. The
court returned a verdict for the plain
tiff in the sum of $159.50.
Twice In one afternoon 'is pretty
often for the fire department to be
called out. but that was what hap
pened last Thursday afternoon, while
the wind was blowing at a high rate.
The first call was to the home of
William Dolan, where some wood
had caught fire. The second was at
the home of Mrs. Anna Ladeuburg,
who turned in an alarm after a pass
ing locomotive had set fire to some
dry grass on the south side of her
home. Practically no damage was
done in either case, although the ex
treme drought and high wind caused
considerable anxiety when the alarms
A number of Columbus people have
been made the victims of night bur
glaries during the past week. Among
those whose homes were entered
were S. A. Bowers, A. L. Koon,
George Elston and a number of oth
ers. At the Bowers home, they took
$6.25 in money, and a watch, while
a gold watch and chain and about
forty dollars was the booty secured
at the Elston home. The thief was
frightened away from the house of
A I Koon by Mrs. Koon, who hap
pened to be awake at the time. She
reports that she saw him, but Is not
sure that she could give an accurate
description of him.
Monday evening, at eight o'clock at
the Congregational parsonage Miss
Anna Brunken and Mr. Tony Roesch
were unito In marriage by Rev. Wil
liam Dibble. The ceremony was wit
nessed by only the members of the
immediate families of the contracting
parties. They were attended by Miss
Josephine Rosche, a sister of the
groom and Mr. Carl Brunken, brother
of the bride. Miss Brunken is the
oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Brunken and is well and favorable
known here. Mr. Roesch is the only
son of Mrs.- Elizabeth Roesch" and a
popular clerk in Johannas & Krum
land's store. The young couple will
make their home with the groom's
mother, until their home Is completed.
Have You Tried
It is Easily Alkd art
lives eatlre satisfaction
1 pound cans
Miss Ethel Spitzer, of Ulysses, was
a week-end guest at the home of C.
The very best life insurance. Thats
all. See Mr. Shoemaker, agent for
New York life.
Next Wednesday, July 12tb, the
Methodist Sunday school will hold
their annual picnic at Steven's lake.
They will meet at the church at nine
o'clock, and will spend the day in
games and fishing.
County Superintendent Lecron re
ports that somewhat more than half
of the annual reports of the directors
of the several school districts of the
county have been filed. He reports
that the first five to file their re
ports were John Gibbon, of district
76 (Monroe); Fred Beblen, Jr., of dis
trict 35; Rudolph Mueller, of district
10; R. Y. Lisco, of district 5, and
Melchoir Jenny, of district 48.
A report was current the latter part
of the week that C. M. Gruenther and
his sister, Mrs. Max Bruckner, had
booked for passage for a trip on Lake
Michigan. Mr. Gruenther. however,
says there was no foundation for the
story, but that be knew nothing of
it until he heard it In Columbus. He'
reports that his sister, to whose bed
side he was called to Excelsior
Springs, is now at her home in Platte
Center and is recovering her
As H. J. Houser and family and
Rev. Ray were returning from the
Sunday school picnic at the Hahn's
school house Tuesday evening, an auto
driven by a Mr. MIcek collided with
their carriage. At the time of the ac
cident, they were crossing the south
channel bridge. The carriage was
overturned, throwing the occupants
out, but fortunately no one was hurt,
barring a few bruises. Mr. Micek
claims that he did not see the car
riage, but at all odds the accident
turned out very fortunately for all
After winning three and losing five
of the eight games played in the past
seven days, Columbus is excepting
one, away down at the foot of the
class. It is not for us to say why it
is, but it is just possible that there
may be one or possibly more of the
players who go to sleep on duty be
cause they must have sleep some
time. The winning games were two
from Hastings here at home, and one
of the Fourth of July games at Fre
mont, when they carried away the
first battle by a score of sixteen to
five, Kissell 'doing the pitching for
Columbus, while tbey went right
straight through the Fremont twirl
ers. The record this morning shows
Columbus with twenty-two games won
and twenty-nine lost a percentage of
.431. while, while York has .404. Su
perior is still at the head of the list
JULY I, 1911
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