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8 Historical Seciety x NUMBER 15
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, JULY 12, 1911
Points to its long
record of success
fully caring 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
Gray's July Clean Sweep
Sale, Julv 8th to 22nd.
"has L. Dickey
State Bank Build-
The Baptist Sunday scnool is en
joying a picnic at Steven's lake to
dav Miss Ruth Manger is entertaining
Hiss Tht-lma Gates, at Silver Creek !
This wwfc '
Miss Geneve Jones 1-it the last of
the wek fur a two weeks' visit with :
friemis at Seward.
A. Peterson will leave todav for .
lnlmrit- tnvvfi fin.ii? Vw th.i ci.piniiu '
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illness of his mother
Mrs. Juiitis Nichols will give a nine !
o clock breakfast Thursday in honor
or Miss Liueh. of New York City
Mrs. Karris has returned to her
home m Waterloo, after a week's visit
with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. H.
Insure vour time, health and awi- :
dent insurance. One dollars per i
month. C. L. Di.-key State Bank J
Mr. and Mrs. A. I Rush and ohil-
dren left Saturday for a two weeks'
trip through Colorado, stopping at
Denver Salida. Colorado Springs and
other points of interest-
July is not as popular a month with
the brides as June. Judge Katter
maa having issued only one mnrnase
license this week, that being to Mr.
Elmer F. Ranibo. and Miss Minnie
Wilhelm. of Columbus.
Misses Mazie Magill and Hazel
Clark returned yesterday from Cres
ton. where they had been visiting
friends. They were accompanied
home by Miss Alta Anson, who will
visit with them for a time.
Mrs. E. H. Chambers returned !
Monday from a two weeks' visit in
Omaha, the guest of Mrs. E. O. Ham
ilton and Mrs. J. J. Sullivan. While
in Omaha Mrs. Chambers was the
honored aueat at a luncheon given by
Mrs. Hamilton at the Happy Hollow
club and also one given by Mrs.
Sullivan at the Fild club.
of land within
2 miles of Col
umbus is offer
ed at a bottom
price for a
P. B. Smith and family, who have
made Columbus their home for the
past four years, left Wednesday for
Omaha, where they will make their
The Presbyterian Ladies' Aid so
ciety will give a tea at the home of
Airs. H. J. Horstman. corner of 15th
and Lewis. Wednesday, July 19th.
Sherbet and cake, ten cents, and
luncheon 15 cents. Hours for serv
ing, 3 to 9 p. m. Everybody invited.
There will be a base ball game at
the park next Sunday afternoon at
'J -20. between the Owls and the
Eagles. A small admission fee will
be charged to cover the cost of the
grounds. Both orders are confident
of victory, and both are putting in
dome strenuous licks in practicing.
In a Ieter to The Tribune-Journal.
I J. W Louis states that he and Mrs.
' Louis reached their destination.
Pinckneyville, Illinois. Saturday .after
a vry pleasant trip. Although rather
, fatigued from heat and continued
' travel they were feeling fine and en
Rev. Samuel Harkness is nursing a
j couple of sore fingers this week as a
, result of having caught on a fishhook
, Monday afternoon. The hook tare one
; finger quite badly and lodged in the
' next one so that it was necessary for
him to cut it out with a knife, rather
: than tnar it out.
Did you ever see a moving picture
stir a large audience to a storm of
applause? Well, that was what hap
pened last Saturday evening at the
, Lync. at the close of the film show
ing the wonderful Sheridan's ride.
! The film was accompanied by the
' playing of patriotic airs by the or
chestra, but even the pictures them-
; selves were so stirring that every one
t n'lu inrandnlr inrapaiirofl m atrarv fi.
ture. M.r Washburn is certainly to
be congratulated on the quality of pic-
! tures shown in his house.
There ia a mild 3uk ns n the
ronud amoug the members of the
Owls and the Eagles Arrangements
were being made for a ball game be-
r.VPen the members of the two ordeis.
ami tiuj committee were discussing
i the matter when -ihe question of-ad-
ising cim P- "Have 7 an
in good standing who is a
printer.' aslteu a memoer or tne
Eagie committee. "Certainly: some
of the Tnbune boys are Owls."
answered the Wise One. ,4Well." re-
joined the High Flier. -Harms is an
Eagle, and w think he should have
the printing." So the argument wore
on. Finally one suggested that a
coin be flipped to decide the matter
and Harms won. so the Biene gets
the printing. X. B. This is not
w D WUaoIl retuRUMl Monday
from a Tiree weejs' trip through the
west where he had been looking over
the country. Ke visited Seattle.
Portland. Los Angeles and was in San
Francisco at the time of the last
earthquake on July 2. He says the
sensation of the earth quaking under
one is first strange then startling
and makes one realize the utter help
lessness of his position. As soon as
the shock was felt, people rushed
out into the middle of the streets to
get away from the walls, which
might fall at any time. Later he said
he went to the Union Depot, where
many people were leaving the city in
the fear that the awful days of 190C
might be repeated. He says he likes
the way San Francisco is built, but
had no particular love for Los Ange
les. According to the records in the of
fice of the county clerk Tuesday
afternoon, four candidates for county
treasurer, four for county judge, and
j each for county clerk, clerk of
the district court, coroner and super
intendent have filed their names to
go upon the ballot at the primary
election next month. All are demo
crats. For treasurer the names are
William J. Voss. Otto E. Heuer, Ed
mund Miles and Louis Schwarz. In
addtion to these there are one or
two others who have announced their
candidacy through the local press,
and numerous others whose names
have been mentioned. The candi
dates for county judge are Judge Hat
terman. Former Judge T. D. Robi
son. of Humphrey; Former Judge W.
X. Hensley and Judge O'Brien, of
Columbus. John Graf has field for
re-election as county clerk, and J. L.
Brunken has announced his candi
dacy for the same office, but has not
yet filed. Henry Gaas. C. M. Grnen
ther and Fred S. Lecron signify that
they are wiling to make make the
necessary sacrifice for the service of
their county for another term in
their respective positions. Henry
Lachnit lets the papers say that he
will also be a candidate, hut he haa
not yet paid the county treasurer the
necessary five dollars to make It of
ficiaL No republicans have filed for
any county- office at this writing.
John Smith, of Bristow. who had
been here for a two weeks' visit with
his wife and daughter, returned home
Friday. He was accompanied by his
daughter, Miss Ella, who will visit
with him and her brother at Wag
ner. South Dakota, for a couple ot
Rev. Win. Xandera will leave this
week for Indiana, where he will en
joy his summer vacation. He ex
pect to visit different point in the
state, but will spend most of hia time
at Lake Michigan. Mrs. Xandera ex
pects to spend a part of the summer
in the same state.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. McQuown re
turned aStnrday from a visit of sev
eral days with Mrs. McQuown's moth
er at St. Paul. They report that the
season has been very dry in Howard
county, that the small grain is a
very short crop and the outlook for
corn ia discouraging.
A whole regiment of knights of the
tie pass appeared before Judge
O'Brien bright and early Monday
morning, acting under orders of Chief
Schack, who had assumed temporary
command. The regiment, which num
bered twenty-four able bodied men.
was ordered to proceed to some other
place, which they
starting out to do.
lost no time in
A new departure at the 1911 State
Fair. September 4th to 8th will be
the Coin Turnstiles at the General ' spent the week-end with relatives at
Admission gates. Instead of the ens- Eellwood.
ternary stop and purchase of a ticket 1 , , , . , . .
-, ,.- u - I Harrv and John Richards, of Fre-
at an outside ticket office, the fair " - , .it ,
-- it !. ,..-, .. mout. spent Sunday with Mr. and
visitor will walk to the turnstile and . '
lay down his fifty-cent piece which Mrs' D- B- Ricnani3
drops into a slot, releaaea the lock t Mr ami Mrs. c. g. Easton. of Cam
and permitting the person to pass Drjjge are thtt guests this week at
through. Therefore when you come ' home o( Qtto Rummer,
to the State Fair this year be sure to j
have a 50-cent piece, as nothing else ' Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Richards re
will unlock the turnstile. turned home Thursday after a brie!
visit with relatives at Oakdale.
There will be no new Xorthwestern
passenger station at Humphrey, at - and Mrs. Fred Fuerst and Miss
least not for the present. That was liable Fuerst. of Battle Creek, spent
the ruling made by the state railway
commission last week in the case
wherein the citizens of that town
through their attorney, R. P. Drake,
had asked the commission to cause
the road to build a new depot and
to have closer to the town the pres
ent one is. The town-people argued
that they produced sufficient revenue
tojustify the expense, but when the
matter was sifted to the bottom, it ,
was found that the expense would be
considerably in excess of a year3
revenue. The depot will be enlarged
and the platform surrounding it also,
and it is likely that a permanent side
walk will be constructed from the
depot up town.
Following an illness of a year and
a half, resulting from a fall on an icy
sidewalk, at which time she fractured j
her hip. Mrs. Rowena R. Gray died ,
at ner nome last inursuuy ""-
For several days beiore the ena came,
she had been unconscious, and no
hopes were held out for her recov
ery. She was bora at Ellington.
Connecticut. March 12. 1S40. and
later moved with her family to Gales
burg. Illinois. While a student at
Knox College, she met Sidney C. Gray,
and on March 7, 1SG1, became his
wife. Five children were born to
this union, of whom two sons. Clin
ton C. Gray and Arthur M. Gray, both
of Columbus survive. They were
among the early settlers of Columbus
township, living for several years on
what is now a part of the Sheldon
land northwest of the city, moving to
Columbus in th early nineties. Mrs.
Gray had for a number of years been
a member of the Congregational
church, and it was there that the
last sad rites were paid to her mem
ory Sunday afternoon, at which time
a large concourse of friends and
neighbors gathered to pay their last
tribute of respect to her who had
been their friend.
The court room at the court house
was crowded last Thursday after
noon, when the case of the state
against George Henggier. of Bis
mark township, and his five sons.
George, Alois. John. William and
Peter, was called for a preliminary
hearing. The charge was that mem
bers of the Henggier family had de
stroyed a bridge in Bismark town
ship. The question was brought up
that the bridge was on the private
land of Mr. Henggier, where it had
no right to be. County Attorney
McElfresh went back in the case to a
time two or three years ago. a num
ber of witnesses testifying that they
had seen some of the Hengglers
tampering with the bridge at that
time. After the state had introduced
all its evidence. Attorney Hensley.
for the defense, moved to dismiss the
case and discharge the defendants,
introducing no evidence in their own
behalf. County Attorney McElfresh
fought this proposition vigorously,
with the result the court decided the
evidence sufficient to hind all the
defendants over to the district court,
each of the six being bound for five
hundred dollars. George Henggeler,
St., furnished thm basis tor alL
WHEN WE DELIVER COAL
to you. you know that you are get
ting the best Coal and the moat
prompt service possible.
TRY OUR ALFALFA MEAL
For Feeding Your tive Stock
IT WILL PAY YOU
T. B. Hsri Craa C.
PHOXES: Independent 20
J. A. Marohn. of Schuyler, spent
Thursday at the home of S. E. Baker.
Otto Merz. Jr., returned the last of
the week from a visit at Xeola. Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Price and children
Thursday at the home of Otto Fuerst
Mrs. E. G. Brown and sons. Harry
and Jay. will leave Thursday for a
two weeks' visit with relatives at
Mrs. H. S. BossetXBca. . and chilf
dren returned Thursday from a
week's visit with relatives at Grafton
Martin Wirhmnn nf 5r Pnul fin.
nesota. arrived the first of the week
for an extended visit with his uncle.
Mrs. J. J. Dodds and children and
Miss Anna Dodds. of Cambridge, ar
rived home Thursday for a brief visit
Misa Halcomb wfao haa been tfae
ge,,st Qf John McCItmahan for
the pajJt WQ fQr
herhome in Osceola
Miss Ethel and Charles Grady, who
ha'e been visiting at the home of
John Quinn. returned to their home in
Grand Island Saturday.
Miss Kate Merz. who has been the
guest of Miss Xelle Hall at Boulder.
Colorado, for the past six weeks, re-
turned to her home Saturday.
Mrs. John Grant, of Xorth Platte,
spent several days at the home of
Mrs. John Quihn last week. Mrs.
Grant was enroute home after an ex
tended visit in Michigan.
ARE YOU TROUBLED
This present warm weather may
seem to you to be the cause for
that headache which troubles
you. Instead, it mar be the first
symptoms of eyestrain.
It will be far better to come here
and have your eyes examined
than to dose yourself with medi
cine in an effort to relieve it,
A pair of glasses titled 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. N1EWOHNER
Mrs. G. E. Wniard will
the Jolly Sevaateen club
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Perry returned
to their home in Fremont after a brief
visit at the home of H. C. Bean. Miss
Bean accompanied them home for a
Miss Eleanor Rusche entertained
Miss Vera Thompson, of St. Edward.
Monday. Miss Thompson was en
route to Osceola for an extended
visit with friends.
The funeral of Robert. Buckley, a
brother of Mrs. John Dolan and Mrs.
William Dolan, was held at St, Bona
venture's church last Thursday fore
noon. Mr. Buckley was a young man.
thirty-two years of age. and had died
the Sunday preceding at Aberdeen,
South Dakota. For the past few
years he had been traveling with
Mrs. Albert SherralL of Camp
Crook. South Dakota, who has been
here visiting with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Todenhoft for the past
month, will return to her home Sun
day. She will be accompanied by her
brother. C. F. Todenhoft, who will
go to Hot Springs for a month's stay.
Maurice Meyer, a former Columbus
merchant, but now ot St. Joseph. Mis
souri, was in the city last week, shak
ing bands with old-time friends and
Mrs. J. K. McFarland received
news last week of the death of her
mother, Mrs. Bertha Diefenbach. at
her home in Spokane. Washington.
Mrs. Diefenbach enjoyed good health
until three weeks before her death,
when she suddenly began to fail and
continued to grow worse until the.
end. She leaves four sons, all of
whom live in the west, and one daugh
ter. Mrs. J. K. McFarland. She form
erly lived in Platte county, and will
be remembered by many of her form
er friends and neighbors.
Judge O'Brien held a night session
of his court last Wednesday even
ing. the case being one In which Mr.
Lulu Randall appeared against John
Criss. whom she charged with fight
ing. The evidence developed that
Mrs. Randall had gone to the bar
ber shop where Criaa ia employed and:
tried to collect a bill, which be de
clared he did not owe. She then
called him a dead-beat and said other
things that ronsed his ire. and he or
dered her out of the shop. When she
refused to go. he pushed her out. The
court decided that be had acted right
in the circumstances and the case
President Frischolz, of the com
mercial club has received word from
Washington that it cannot be defi
nitely stated at this time just when
the government road expert will be
here. It appears that when the or
iginal agreement was made it was
with the understanding that he
would be here sometime in the
months of July, August or Septem
ber, and as the first of July drw
near, Mr. Frischolz wrote to Wash
ington to see if he could ascertain
anything definite as to when he
would be here. The man will be here
in due time, and before winter we
will have a good road between the
Loup and Platte river bridges.
In another column of this paper
will be found the call for the repub
lican county convention and the re
publican caucuses in the several
townships. The business to be con
ducted will be important and repub
licans all over the county are es
pecially urged to read and heed the
Carl Kramer returned Monday even
ing from Buffalo, Xew York, where
he hed gone several weeks ago to at
tend the meeting of the bead camp
of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Since the close ot the convention. Mr.
Kramer has been visiting relatives
and sight seeing in Xew York City,
Washington. Chicago and other large
cities of the east. Speaking of Wash
ington, he says that if a person wants
to go sight-seeing, that is the great
place to go. While there he witnessed
a session of congress and heard Sen
ator Cummins, of Iowa, make his
great speech. He also visited the li
brary of congress, which, ia the great
est institution of its kind in the
world. In spite of all these things he
was very glad to get home, declaring
that with whatever conveniences the
eastern people might have, Xebraska
has them all beaten in every point
that goes to make up a happy and
prosperous life for everybody. Speak
ing ot the convention. Mr- Kramer
reports Tha no place for holding the
next meeting was decided upon, the
delegates leaving the matter in the
hands of the executive committee.
The work of the convention was not
completed, and when they adjourned
it was to meet again in Chicago next
January, at which time and place
they will definitely dispose of some
of the matters now under conaidera-
Mr. and Mrs. Frank, Darr, of Oi
ha, came up to spend Sunday at the
home of J. B. Cwtto and other rela
tives, returning Moaday.
Mesdames Perry Losbaugh, C. J.
Scott. A. Anderson. E. Kuehnel and
C. W. Ray will serve a 15 cent lunch
Wednesday afternoon in the parlors
of the Methodist church, beginning
ar 4 o'clock.
Miss Adria Lay is visiting with
the family of G. S. Lay. of Buffalo.
Xew York, at heir summer home at
Fort Erie, Ontario. She was ac
companied by Miss E. M. Stevenson,
wBo will visit at other eastern points.
Children's Day will be observed
Tuesday evening by the local camp of
the Royal Xeighbors at the Hercben
han's hall. Appropriate exercises,
consisting of recitations, dialogues,
instrumental and vocal music will be
rendered by the children.
Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Luchinger re-turnt-d
Tuesday frost Milwaukee.
Wisconsin where Mr. Lachinger was
been attending the National conven
tion of the Swiss Grentli society
which was in session last week at
tnat place. Before returning hone
they visited relatives at Montcello
John Branigan has installed a new
vulvanizing apparatus in his garage.
so that be is now prepared to take
care of all troubles that may arise
with automobile tires, both at home
and those that might stop here while
enroute through the city. Mr. Brani
gan realizes that these improvements
all go to make his place more up-to-date,
and it is against bis nature to
be at the rear of any procession.
Considerable surprise and no little
regret was expressed at the meeting
of Engine Company Xo. 1, ot the fire
department last Monday evening,
when Louis Maier tendered his resig
nation as foreman of Hose Company
Xo. 2. as well as a member ot the
company and department. Mr. Maier
gave his reason for his act that he has
now served his time in the depart
ment, and that the work interferred
seriously with hia business. The
i niwiy efectei Xete Nelson, to- fill
the vacancy caused by Mr. Mater's
The Platte county automobile asso
ciation will hold another meeting at
Platte Center on the evening of Sat
urday. July 22. at which time it is
expected a permanent organization
will be effected. President Feaster
has spent much time the past few
days in touring over the country and
stirring up an interest in the matter,
and be is very sanguine in the belief
that the Platte Center meeting will
be a monster. About thirty motor
ists have- already signified their in
tention of going from here, and it is
likely that as many more may de
cide to go before the time comes.
Considerable enthusiasm is reported
from all the towns in the northern
part of the county, as well aa from
Leigh and Xewman Grove. There can
be no question but that the associa
tion will be aauccesa and become a
power of good far every one who will
make himself interested in it and its
At the meeting of the city coun
cil last Friday evening, estimates for
the running expenses of the city for
the next fiscal year were filed. The
estimates provides for the raising of
J24.065 for the genral fund. $600 for
parks. $1,500 for maintaining the
public library, $5,000 to pay far the
combination chemical and hose
wagon. $4,840 for the water works
sinking fund and $9,410 to pay inter
est and make deposits in sinking
funds of various bonded Indebtedness
of the city. These items foot up a
total of $45,415. Bids were also
opened for the material and laying
of water mains extensions or ordered
some time ago. Bids for the material
were filed by eight different compan
ies, the bid of the successful bidder
being as follows: For four Inch pipe,
$20.50 per ton; for six inch pipe,
$23.15 per ton; special castings, $55
per ton. a total of $6,005.50 for the
entire amount. The successful bid
der for the placing of the extension Is
to receive $13 each for six Inche
valves. $10 each for four inch valves
and $25 for each hydrant, an esti
mated total for this item of $527; a
grand total of $6,542.50. The contract
for the material goes to the Ameri
can Cast Iron Works, of Kansas City.
Missouri, while J. M. Diefenbach is
awarded the job of placing it. A reso
lution was passed declaring that
since there is now a balance of $?,
297.1a in the water works sinking
fund, that $7,000 be set aside to take
up seven of the bonds, at the next in
terest paying date. A communication
was read from the board of education
in which it was stated that $2250
would be needed for the city schools
for the next year.
It requires hut a few aiautes of
your tiaeeack uav a tew application
of Nyai's PUo and Ike persistent tor
ture associated wiUi piles la baaisaed.
There in oo aeed of your suaVrlBtf day
in and dav out unable tu pefora your
duties, uaafale to secure rest eitaer day
or uiKbt oa account of 'tae Incessant
Nyal's PUo affords tlwoMt instant r.
lief, and if used perslsteaMV will in
variably effect a cure.
PUo la not aa experiment it oas
proved its menu aud we are posutive
it wtU do as represented.
Fifty casts the hex.
Besides tfood goods you get good
treatment at our store. Always glad
to nave people cone in and look
arouiL woetber tney want to buy or
not. We wait on you promptly, give
you wbat you ask for but never teatte
anyone to buy anytbing.
Gray's Joly Gleaa Simp
Sale, July 8th to 22mL
Israel Gluck is up from Omaha to
day. Thomas Askew, ot Council Bluffs,
was a Columbus visitor Sunday.
Miss Catherine McGann, returned
to her home in Albion Tuesday after
a week's visit with Miss Francis
Mrs. Robert McCray and her sister,
Mrs. J. B. Gilmore, of Grand Island,
went to Platte Center yesterday for a
visit with relatives.
Mrs. P. A. Peterson entertained her
brother, W. B. Miller, of Lindsay,
Monday. Mr. Miller was enroute to
his old home at Calmar, Iowa. ,
Porter Xest, Xo. 1107, Order of
Owls, meets every Thursday evening
in Hercbenhan's hall. H. W. Porter,
president. C. J. Mason, secretary.
The new addition to the Gottberg
garage is now completed, and with it
this house has become one of the
largest automobile houses in this
part of the state.
J. EL Oiscbner has moved into the
new garage recently built for him by
L. W. Weaver on the lots at the cor
ner of Fourteenth and Murray streets.
Mr. Dischner has a very good location
here and one of the finest places in
Manager O. H. Washburn of the
Lyric is having the work on bis new
building pusbed right along. The
new building will stand on the lota
formerly occupied by the Airdome.
and will bave a seating capacity of
about six hundred, and will be one
of the best equipped little theaters in
Robert, the thirteen-year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Miller ia a patient
at St. Mary's hospital, where he sub
mitted to an operation for appendi
citis Monday morning. He had been
visiting friends at Humphrey, and
was taken sick while there, being
brought back last week. He Ia re
ported this morning to be resting
The board of supervisors met yes
terday for a short session. Two of
the matters to come up before them
are the opening of the bids for print
ing the ballots for the primary and
general elections, and the considera
tion of the matter of the proposed
new bridge across the Loup river
near Monroe. John Gibbon and L.
Franklin, representing the Monroe
Commercial club, appeared before the
board yesterday afternoon. No action
haa been taken aa yet. but those who
are interested seem to have no doubt
but that the bridge will be built with
in a short time.
Try a few Shares
Cokanbas Land, Loan