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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, JULY 19, 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
Airs. Elsie Davis. of San Francisco,
California, who has been visiting her
son. C. E. Davis, left the last of the
week for Elk Point, South Dakota,
where she will he the guest of a
Last Wednesday at the home of C.
A. Church, eight miles south of this
city, occurred the marriage of Miss
Anna M. Unger and Frank H. Butter
field, of Shelby. Only the relatives
and close friends witnessed the cere
mony, which was performed by Rev.
Chas. W. Ray. Mr. Uutterfield has
a farm near Shelby, on which the
young people will reside.
Columbus now has several blocks
of oiled streets, as the result of the
recent investigations of oiled streets
in variou.s other cities The oiling
process was commenced last Wednes
day, the first block to be oiled being
on Thirteenth street, between Murray
anil North. The next day the oil was
applied on the same street west to
J'latte. Before applying the oil the
streets were thoroughly cleaned and
rolled, and after the application the
oil was covered over with burnt clay,
and rolled again. It is claimed that
the roads treated in this manner will
form a crust and remain water and
dust proof for at least a year. The oil
is quite black, but not crude, the finer
elements having been taken out. If
the streets that have been oiled shall
prove all that its advocates claim,
there is little doubt that a number of
streets will receive the same treat
The Tribune-Journal is this week
being set on a brand new machine
one of the first of its kind in this part
of the state. The name of the animal
is the Unitype. and it appears to be
one of the most docile creatures you
ever saw -reserving the right, of
course to object if it doesn't think it
is being treated just right. Editor
Pratt of the Humphrey Democrat beat
us to it by just one issue, but that
was because the erector was unable to
be in two places twenty-five miles
apart at the same time. The machine
was erected by Mr. W. M. Clason.
who makes this work his business.
There are Mme printers who tried to
discourage us by telling us that this
new machine was nothing but the old
style Simplex, but the appearance of
it and the work that is being turned
out by other oflices where it has been
installed shows that it is a strictly
of land within
2 miles of Col
umbus is offer
ed at a bottom
price for a
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Robinson spent
Tuesday in Omaha.
Fred Baker returned home from the
hospital Wednesday feeling as good as
Mrs. O. L. Baker is entertaining
her nephew, Floyd Paynter.of Omaha,
Pianos at wholesale prices for ten
days at Prescott Music Co. 's Piano
Sale, 517 11th street.
Misses Nelle and Margaret Harris
went to Omaha Tuesday to spend a
few days visiting friends.
Mrs. E. H. Ott and children left
Friday for an extended visit with
friends and relatives at Walnut, Iowa.
The storks left a bouncing nine
pound boy at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Albers yesterday morn
ing. Miss Anna Boettcher entered the
St. Mary's Hospital Monday and will
submit to an operation the last of the
Fred Brewer has been very sick for
the past few days with painters' colic,
but this morning is reported much im
Mrs. R. Simmons, of Council Bluffs,
is visiting at the home of her bro
ther, John Taylor, and with other re
latives in this city.
Mrs. Ira Gates and sister, Mrs.
May Jurgenson, of Lincoln, left Fri
day afternoon for a visit with her
brother in Denver.
Miss Helen Brugger is entertaining
Miss Ruth Edwards, of Ohio, a form
er classmate at Mt. Holyoke college
An exceptionally serviceable six
room house for sale. Will take an
automobile as part payment. Chas.
L. Dickey, State Bank Building.
Misses Mary McHenry and Margaret
Carry, who have been the guests of
Miss Lorena Evans for the past week,
returned to their home in Dennison,
Mrs. L. Pittman, who has been in
the hospital at Rochester, Minnesota,
for the past month, returned to her
home today. Mrs. Pittman is very
weak; but is gaining slowly.
Judge Ratterman issued the follow
ing marriage licenses this week:
Anderew Johnson, of York, and Nita
Zellers, of Sargent; George Schroeder
and Martha Kroweks, of St. Bernard,
and William Allgood, of Peru, and
Wanda Jacobs, of Humphrey.
The Moonshiners established their
annual camp at McPherson today.
Mrs. Julius Nichols will act as chape
ron of the party, which will consist
of Misses Martha and Ella Bucher,
Freda Stenger, Helen Howard, Grace
McTaggart, Olga Oehlrich and Helen
Hagel and Messrs. Oscar Baker,
Harry Hagel, Clifford Galley and Jay
The report of the state assessment
board, which was published in the
state papers this morning, shows
that the increase in the state
over last year is $3,606,269, with
two counties missing. The total
figures are $415,744,876 this year,
as against $412,138,607 a year ago.
In Platte county an increase of but a
few hundred dollars is shown, the ex
act figures for this year being $7, 754, -541,
as compared with $7,753,898
Mrs. A. M. Covert, who has been
the guest of her brother. Fred Naylor
of Stockton, California, for the past
month, returned Monday evening.
Mrs. Covert was in California at the
time of the slight earthquake shock.
In speaking of the incident Mrs. Cover
said that the people were very much
frightened, rushing out into the
street, fearing a repetition of the fear
ful disaster of 1906. Mrs. Naylor,
who has been with her son for several
months, accompanied Mrs. Covert
home. Miss Clara remaining until the
last of August.
The members of the Royal Neigh
bors of America entertained their
families at their hall last evening,
the occasion being observed especially
as children's day. A fine program of
music, recitations and dialogues was
rendered by the members and the
children, and this was followed by a
luncheon of ice cream and cake. It
was nearly midnight when the crowd
dispersed, and everyone voted that the
Royal Neighbors are certainly royal
when they take a notion to undertake
anything in the entertaining line.
It was generally conceded and be
lieved that C. M. Greunther would
have no opposition in the primary for
clerk of the district court. This be
lief was confirmed when on last Sat
urday evening after closing hours the
announcement was made that F. S.
Lecron, Henry Lachnit and Mr.
Gruenther had no opposing candidates.
It was therefore cause for surprise
when it became known Monday morn
ing that Louis Held, present county
treasurer, had returned to his office
some time after supper and had filed
for clerk of the district court.
Benjamin Allen & Company, of
Chioago, have filed a suit in district
court seeking to recover on .two notes
of $550 from Edward D. Fitzpatrick
and Sara and Grace Fitzpatrick. One
of the notes is dated July 1, 1910,
for one year, and the other for two
months, and was given February 2,
The Royal Highlanders held a meet
ing at the Odd Fellow's hall Monday
evening, at which time fourteen new
candidates were told the stories of the
Scottish heroes. This order has initi
ated about forty new members within
the past two months, and it is said
there are more candidates ready to be
adopted. During the evening the
following officers were installed: C.
N. McElfresh, illustrious protector;
Mrs. Gus Ernst, worthy evangel ;Mrs.
Alice Lohr, chiefcouncellor; Mrs. Al
vina Bushnel, warden. After the
business session refreshments were
E. F. Huse, of Norfolk, was in
the city Thursday on his way home
from ins trip to the Pacific coast. He
was in San Francisco at the time of
the earthquake shock two weeks ago,
and reports the sensation as some
thing that could not be described. "I
was in a theatre at the time the first
shock was felt," said Mr. Huse, "and
suddenly a roar sounding like a heavy
peal of thunder was heard. Every
thing seemed to sway before our eyes,
and the way the Friscan natives bolted
for the exists gave me a hint to fol
low. People thronged from the side
walks and buildings to the middle of
the street. Every building in the city
seemed to empty of its entire popula
tion within a few seconds, and people
were running to and fro, apparently
almost crazed with fright. The sec
ond shock caused as much commotion
as the first and hurried preparations
were made for leaving the city, fear
ing a repetition of the disaster of
1906. I saw one building after the
shock that was fully a foot out of
line. The building was of concrete
blocks, and no steel had been used in
oits construction. A remarkable fact
in connection with the quake was that
not a single San Francisco paper made
mention of it next morning, but all
the papers of the city were full of ac
counts of the torrid heat of the east
people, travelling in
automobiles, spent last
Wednesday night in Columbus. The
party was the "Ocean to Ocean"
crowd that is now on its way across the
continent, traveling from AtlanticCity,
New Jersey, to San Francisco and
Los Angeles, California. They arrived
in the city from Omaha about seven
o'clock, and remained until the follow
ing morning. It has been their custom
to camp out, but the threatening
weather drove them to seek more sub
stantial shelter. They started from
Atlantic City June 26, and expect to
reach San Francisco about July 25.
The party was piloted by the winner
of the famous "Glidden Tour" of
last year. All members of the party
are residents of New York, Phiiadel
phia, Washington and Lancaster,
Pennsylvania, and the cars are all of
one make, the company furnishing a
part of the equipment for advertising
purposes. They will stop at San
Francisco for a few days and then
go to Los Angeles, from which place
they will ship their cars and return
home by rail. One of the most inter
esting features of the enterprise was
one machine rigged up after the fash
ion of the old-time "prairie schoon
er." and which attracted considreable
attention. The "schooner" joined
the party at Indianapolis, and is used
to convey a portion of the heavier
baggage and equipment.
Last Thursday was the date of the
annual picnic of the Methodist Sunday
School. The day was ideal, and about
125 men, women and children availed
themselves of the privilege of spending
the day at Stevens' Grove. Two
hacks and one hay rack were provided
to accommodate the picknickers who
had no other means of conveyance.
Everyone was prepared to have a good
time, and if the word of the children
five to fifty-five years can be taken
for this, a good time was had. A
full-fledged field meet was held, in
which large numbers were entered.
The contest ranged from 100-yard
dash to shoe, sack and three-legged
races, with points and ribbons given
for first, second and third places.
Paul Dickey won the boy's pennant.
and Jeanette Barnes the girl's pennant.
The only contest in which the ladies
did not indulge was the pole vault.
The ladies entered into the ball game
with great zest, and Linstrum's vic
tory can be credited to their level
headed work. The game was so close
that Boyd's team threatened to even
up by ducking the umpire (Rev. Ray)
in the lake but decided that as the
lake was low there might not be water
enough to cover him, and not wishing
to do anything half way they let him
go. Croquet, hammocks, swings, ko
dak and boating took up the balance
of the day until the elders decided
that it was time to be homeward
bound. The Epworth League young
people remained for the evening, ar
riving borne about 10 o'clock.
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. Hori Grain Go.
PHONES: Independent 206
Miss Irene Xanders is entertaining
Miss Mansfield, of Lincoln, this week.
Mrs. O. L. Baker will entertain
the R. K. Kensington club Friday af
ternoon at her home.
P. A. Peterson returned yesterday
from Calmar, Iowa, where he had been
for a few days visiting his mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Van Valder,
of Chicago, were the guests the first
of the week at the home of C. J. Gar
low. Mr. and Mrs.C.S. Easton, formerly
of this city, but now of Cambridge,
are visiting with old-time friends in
S. C. Pederson has been in the city
this week, having disposed of his shoe
store business at Sidney, and is now
seeking another location.
Mrs. F. Galbraith and daughter,
Mrs. McGraw.of South Bend. Indiana,
arrived the last of the week for an ex
tended visit with Mrs. C. J. Garlow.
C. J. Garlow left 'sday morning
for an extended trip through the
southern states. He expects to visit
Arkansas, Louisiana and Old Mexico
before his return.
C.E. Davis entertained his brother,
Fred Davis, and Bert Cook, of San
Francisco, California, several days
last week. They wereenroute to New
York for a short business trip.
Mrs. Frank Strother left last Tues
day for a visit with relatives at Gold
field, Nevada, and Stockton, Califor
nia, where she expects to spend the
summer. Mr. Strother may also go
west in about a month for a short
Mrs. Odelia Patsch has entered St.
Mary's hospital, where she will sub
mit to an operation tomorrow morn
ing. Her sister, Mrs Frank Stupfel,
of Sioux City, Iowa, and her son, Mar
tin Langley, of Cheyenne, arrived in
the city this week to be with her.
John Magill, a resident of Platte
county for many years, died at the
hospital Thursday afternoon, at the
ripe old age of eighty-five years. He
is survived by one son, John Magill,
Jr., who ilves in this city. The fu
neral was held at the Catholic church
but what he could see just aswel
as most other people he had no
one to go to, to find out. After
struggling along for many years
he finally dropped into a store,
one day, and picked out a cheap
pair of spectacles. These spec
tacles were poorly ground, but
so strong that they made every
thing look big but not for long.
The glasses did not fit his eyes
and the unequal strain soon told on
his vision, so that he needed even
a stronger pair. So it went from
bad to worse. Had he lived in
this day and age I could have
helped him enjoy his declining
years in comfort. I can help
Ed. J. Niewohner
Mrs. Mollie Knieriem has com
mencep an action in district court for
a divorce from Frank Knieriem, on
the grond of cruelty. She asserts that
they were married in Fremont in
1904, and that she has two children,
one a daughter four years old and the
other a son eleven years old by a for
mer marriage, and that he has been
guilty of extreme cruelty both to her
and to the children.
The Omaha Rubber Company pulled
off a bier advertising stunt last week
in the shape of a six days' endurance
run. The run was for the double pur
pose of covering their territory and to
make a practical demonstration of the
various brands of rubber tires they
handle. The trip covered a part of
western Iowa and eastern Nebraska.
Eleven automobiles were used for the
purpose of making the trip. Friday
noon the party was in Columbus, ar
riving from the west and remaining
for dinner. After dinner they went
to Newman Grove, from which place
they left the next morning for Omaha.
Mrs. Catherine A. Walker, widow
of John Walker, one of the very earl
iest settlers of the north part of Platte
county, died Tuesday of last week in
Omaha, where she had gone a few
weeks ago to visit relatives. She
was born in County Caven, Ontario,
Canada, July 14, 1830, and was mar
ried to John Walker September 18,
1854. Mr. Walker died on October
8, 1907. The family moved to this
county in 1870, settling on a farm
near Lindsay, where she lived until
1888, when they removed to Humph
rey. She is survived by two sons,
Frank T. and James J. Walker, of
Omaha, and four daughters, Mrs. F.
T. Klebba, of Omaha, Mrs. J. P.
Duffy, of St. Joseph, Missouri, Mrs.
J. W. Tagwarker, of Seward, and
Mrs. F. J. Pratt, of Humphrey, with
whom she had made her home in re
cent years. Another son, John P.
Walker, who died in 1904. was for
several years publisher of the Humph
rey Democrat. Funeral services were
held Thursday morning at the Catho
lic church in Humphrey, and she was
laid to rest beside her husband in the
William Joseph Newman, one of
the old settlers of Platte county, was
called to his reward last Wednesday
afternoon, following a long seige with
an aggravated liver trouble. He was
born March 19, 1853, in Baltimore,
Maryland. In the spring of 1871, he
came west as far as Illinois, where
he went to work on a farm until the
fall of the same year, when he went
to Portage, Michigan, at which place
he became manager of a large lumber
company. October 2, 1876, he was
married to Miss Cordelia Capron. In
the spring of 1880 they removed to
Nebraska, settling in Sherman town
ship. Mrs. Newman died January 13,
1882, leaving two children, William
Newman and Cordelia, now Mrs. O.
R. Alderson, living near Humphrey.
March 27, 1884, he was married to
Miss Clara Merritt. Five children
were born to this union, four of whom
are now living Mrs. Ruby Morkert,
of Richland, and Henry, Edward and
Robert Newman, who are still at home.
Mr. Newman had lived at the present
family home, three miles east of Col
umbus, since the spring of 1888. He
had served his constituents a number
of terms on the county board, first
from Sherman township, and later as
supervisor from the district compris
ing Columbus, Butler and Loup town
ships and the city of Columbus. Fun
eral services were held Sunday after
noon, being conducted by Rev. C. W.
Ray, of the Methodist church, and in
terment was made in Columbus ceme
tery. The townships of Oconee and Loup
will hold special elections in the near
future for the purpose of voting bonds
for the proposed new steel bridge
across the Loup River near Monroe.
At the meeting of the county board
held last week, petitions asking for
the special elections were filed by
about fifty free-holders of each town
ship. The proposition is for Oconee
township to vote six thousand dollars
in fifteen year bonds, drawing six per
cent, while Loup township expects to
vote three thousand dollars on similar
terms. If these bonds shall carry
there is enough money in sight to
make up the necessary half of the cost
of the bridge, and when this amount
is deposited in the county treasury,
the board will ask the state to con
tribute the other half as provided in
the new bridge law. The board had
advertised for bids for the printing of
the sample and official ballots for the
primary and general elections, but
only two bidders responded. All bids
were rejected and the county clerk
was directed to proceed in the usual
manner to have the ballots printed ac
cording to law. The committee which
had been appointed to make the regu
lar semi-annual settlement with the
county treasurer made its report,
which showed the following figures:
Balance on hand, January 1, 1911,
$97,907.16; total receits, $162,066.
21; total disbursements, $165,729.73;
balance on hand July 1, 1911, $94,
237.64. The statement in full may be
found in another place in this paper.
Former Fullerton Girl Murdered.
The following account of a tragedy
which occured at Twin Falls, Idaho,
is considered of sufficient interest to
warrent publication, as the wife in
the case was a former Fullerton lady,
and well known to many of our read
ers. On one occasion, when the stata
oratorical contest was held in Colum
bus, she was the winner of the first
prize in her class.
"One'of the most shocking trage
dies which has ever taken place in this
section of the state occured at five
o'clock Monday at Twin Falls when
Horace G. Lichty shot and killed his
wife and then blew out his own brains,
both dying almost instantly.
" The couple were married but a little
over a year ago and were separated
soon after. Lichty, it is said, had
tried to effect a reconciliation with nis
wife without avail and his wife had
recently consulted attorneys with a
view to securing a divorce. She had
retained the firm of Babcock & Gra
ham and as she was about to enter
their office Monday evening she was
met by her husband who took her arm
and walked with her to the end of the
hall, when he was heard to say : "Come
back tonight or die now."
Her answer was a blank refusal and
placing his arm about her waist he
pressed an automatic revolver against
her breast and fired. She dropped to
the floor and the assassin fired three
more shots into her prostrate form,
one of them passing through the door
of her attorney's rooms and into the
floor. The occupants of the office
rushed out only in time to see Lichty
calmly place the weapon to his own
head) and two bullets ended his own
Mrs. Lichty is the only daughter of
James O'dell, who owns a ranch near
town, and was a very beautiful young
woman about 24 years old. She was
employed as cashier at one of the local
stores at the time of her marriage.
Lichty, who is about 35 years of age,
came here from Iowa a few years ago
and engaged in the real estate bus
iness. He was fairly successful dur
ing the first of his career, but had
lost out during the last year, closed his
office and opened a bowling alley,
which was not a paying venture. It
is believed that he contemplated his
act for several days as he had attend
ed to many of his business affairs and
when commenting on his fiancial trou
bles, he said: "I guess I'll end it all."
Many persons had noticed that he
acted strangely and seemed very pre
occupied the last few days and it is be
lieved that his mind had become affect
ed. And now in closing we want to say
it is especially hard for the Journal to
record this sad tragedy, as Mrs.
Lichty came from Fullerton, Nebr.,
where the writer published a paper for
many years. hie knew Lola O dell
from infancy, having written the little
lines that announced her birth, told of
the little parties of her girlhood days,
and then of her graduation from the
High School. Written of the day when
she went out in the country district to
teach; mentioned the time she secured
employment at Penney & Bryson's
store and then of her departure with
her parents for Twin Falls. As we
learned of the sad ending of her young
life all these things passed before our
vision and we pondered of life and its
mysteries. . To the stricken parents we
can say nothing that will lift the grief
that fills their hearts, or do or say
that which will take from this last act
the grief that must be with them
through all their years, but back
among the friends and relatives of
their old home there will be sorrow in
many hearts at this unfortunate affair.
The sympathy for them will be great
at Lola's sad death." Tiler (Idaho)
S. E. Baker made a
to Genoa Monday.
Dr. H. . Arnold, office on ground
floor. Meridian hotel annex.
Frank Simpson, of Omaha, is
guest of Frank Rhode this week.
Don't fail to investigate the great
piano sale by Prescott Music Co., at
517 11th street. Big money saved
if you buy now; easy terms.
You can save $100 on a piano by
buying now at Prescott Music Co. 's
ale now on in old Turner building, 517
11th street, next door to Duncan
WANTED Housekeeping position
for widower or bachelor, by refined
middle aged lady with twelve year
old daughter. 32 South 11th street,
Advertised list for the week end
ing July 19, 1911: Letters L.
Boyles, P. L. Cook, Earnest Coppon,
P. P. Epperson, Joe Murphy, Miss
Bertha Wilson, T. A. .Walton.
Cards Elmer Berg 2, Miss Eldie
Benson, Nick Comer, Ed Dickens, Bill
Harsh, Roy Hatfield, Mrs. George
Harmon, J. B. Lawrence, H. M.
Macrae, Winton Price 2, G. F. Spra
gue. Parties calling fo any of the
above will pelase say "advertised."
Wm. A. McAllister, P. M.
It requires but a few minutes of
your time each day a tew applications
of Nyal's Illo and the persistent tor
ture associated with piles Ls banished.
There siio need or your suffering day
in and day out unable to peforiu your
duties, uuabie to secure rot either day
or night on account of the Incessant
Nyal's Pilo affords almost instant re
lief, and If used persistently will in
variably eiTeet a cure.
Om aaallcat lea relieves
tfee ceastaat Kcbmmj aatf
nukes IHe arere tearaMe
Illo is not an experiment it has
froved its merits and we are positive
t will do as represented.
Fifty .cents the kx.
Itesides koikI goods you jjet good
treatment at our store. Always ulad
to have people come in and look
arouLd. whether they want to buy or
not. We wait on you promptly, i?ive
you what you ask for but uever tease
anyone to buy anything.
Miss Linch, of New York, who has
been the guest of Mrs. E. H. Cham
bers for several days, left Friday
evening for Fort Col i Ins, Colorado,
where she will spend the summer.
Fathers and mothers, do you know
whether your boy is one of the boys
that is practicing rope-throwing by
trying to lasso passing automobiles?
It is not likely that you do, but some
body's boys are doing it. Some day a
lasso will catch on somebody's ma
chine, and more than likely an acci
dent will result.
Martin C. Smith, of Monroe town
ship, was in the city on business yes
terday between trains. Mr. Smith re
ports that he recently threshed his
wheat, and that it yielded about
twenty-four bushels to the acre.
Wheat yielding this much at the pres
ent prices is yielding a fair return on
the money invested, but not a great
Mrs. Barbara Klaenschie. an old
resident of Duncan, died at the hos
pital Sunday afternoon, after a long
illness. She had reached the age of
eighty-three years at the time of her
death. For several years she had been
in poor health. The remains were
taken to Duncan for burial yesterday
afternoon, the services being conduct
ed by Rev. J. B. Braun.
John Freiderich Gerhard Menke, a
resident of Platte county for twenty
six years, died at his late home in
Columbus, Sunday. He was ltorn in
Weifelsteden, Oldenberg, Germany,
October 20, 1837. He was married
March 25,1860, to Miss Maria Gesina
Ahlers, who, with their six sons, sur
vive him. In 18S5 the family emi
grated to this country, coming direct
to Nebraska where they have since
made their home. The six surviving
sons are John, of Colfax county; Ger
hard J. and Frederick, of Amarillo,
Texas; Henry, of Wible, Washington;
and Dietrich and William, of this
county. Funeral services were held
this forenoon at the German Reformed
church the pastor, Rev.R.Neumarker,
conducting the services.
Mrs. Henry Kluver died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. H. G.
Person, last Wednesday afternoon,
the cause of her death being an acute
attack of Bright' sdisease. Mrs.
Kluver's home was on the old Hogan
farm in Shelf Creek townhship, but
she had come to the city a week be
fore to visit her daughter, and while
here was taken sick. Mrs. Kluver
was born in Germany January 11,
1849, and after her marriage to Mr.
Kluever came to this country, settling
first in Illinois. Twenty years ago
they came to Nebraska and settled in
this county, which has since been their
home. She is survived by her hus
band, four sons and four daughters.
The funeral was held Friday afternoon
at the German Baptist church, twelve
miles north of the city, the services
being conducted by the pastor, Rev.
JULY I, 1911
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