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The following is a copy of the report
made to the State Banking Board
of the condition of the Colum
bus Land, Loan and
tion on June
A splendid increase is shown from year
to year, and a good healthy growth
is evident from this statement.
Read it carefully.
Statement of the condition of the Columbus Land,
Loan and Building Association of Columbus, Nebraska,
on the 30th day of June, 1911:
First mortgage loans $297,400 00
Stock loans 32,300 00
Real estate 560 20
Cash 12,263 31
Delinquent interest, premiums and fines. . 2,477 95
Capital stock piad up $289,896 75
Undivided profits 54,984 66
Other liabilities 120 05
Total $345,001 46
From $45,000.00 to $70,
000.00 worth of stock is matured
each year and canceled from the
O assets. During the last seven years o
the association has paid to the
people of Columbus in matured
stock and cancelled notes and
$68,400.00 of the assets will be
distributed among Columbus people on
August 1st, 1911, $38,100.00 of
which is in cash and $30,300.00 in
canceled notes and mortgages. How
much of it belongs to you?
Take shares anytime, and receive your
share of the thousands of dollars paid
out at maturity each year.
The borrower pays a low rate of interest
in keeping with a fair and safe earning
for the investor.
Six per cent semi-annual interest allow
ed on paid-up stock.
& Building Association
HOCIEIIEMER ft CIUIEIS
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Watts and
daughter, Irene, of Genoa, are visiting
relatives in Monroe.
Vestal Moore, of Miriam, Nebraska,
made a business trip to Monroe Satur
day. C. H. Hess is visiting in York,
while his father is taking his place
in the confectionery.
Misses Maude and Laura Harris, of
St. Edward, came down Saturday to
assist their sister, Mrs. E. Jenkinson,
Chas. Terry was in Columbus Sat
C. A. Gerrard, of Loup county, has
arrived to take charge of the looking
glass office while Fred takes his vaca
Mr. Freeman, of Grand Island, paid
his son a visit last week.
Mrs. O. B. Preston and children
are visiting her parents in Columbus.
Carl Ewert has again opened his
store after the fire. The adjuster
came last week, and the loss was fig
ured at syzo, wnicn tne insurance
Mrs. William Joy is recovering
from her recent illness.
William Roup went to Genoa Satur
day to have his left hand treated for
Mrs. (J. W. Hollmgsnead was a
Columbus visitor Wednesday.
Miss Maude Hill is clerking in the
The large ice house belonging to
Chas. Kelley burned Wednesday morn
ing. This was quite a loss, as only
one layer of ice had been used and
there was no insurance. The cause is
unknown but thought to have been of
Mr. tiWert received tne sad news
Wednesday morning that his sister in
Chicago had passed away. He left
on the noon train in company with his
brother to attend the funeral.
The Encampment rank of Odd Fel
lows installed their new officers Tues
day night under the direction and su
pervision of the Silver Creek lodge,
which sent over four of its forester
team in an auto. Three visitors from
Genoa were also present. As Monroe
lodge is a little odd without the assist
ance of the Rebekahs, who usually
prepare about everything imaginable
that is good on such occasions, the
members felt about as a man does
with company when his wife is away,
yet they served ice cream on this oc
casion in good old bachelor style.
Mrs. Jacobsen received a visit from
her daughter, Mrs. Frank Gilmore, of
Duncan, last week, while her other
daughter. Miss Olive Mars, of Kear
ney, is spending her vacation here.
Mrs. Wisner, of Belgrade, is visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. J. Will Camp
bell. D. H. Gipe, of Columbus, made a
visit to Monroe Wednesday.
Miss Amy Collins, who has been
attending the conservatiory of music
at University Place, is visiting her
friend, Mrs. Thos. Hill, Sr.
Miss Pearl McWilliams took advant
age of her enforced vacation from
Ewert s store the first of the week to
pay Columbus a visit in company with
Miss Irene Gilmore, who returned to
her home in Fullerton Wednesday.
Mrs. A. M. Work is entertaining
Miss Lillian Devlin, of Columbus.
Pres. Dannels, of the Independent
Telephone company, came down from
Newmans Grove in company with Mr.
Anderson, of Albion, Tuesday and
spent two days in putting the Monroe
exchange in first-class shape.
Rev. Robert Daugherty supplied the
pulpit for Rev. Phillips Sunday, who
is taking his vacation visiting Prof.
Engleman at Grand Island, after
which they intend making a trip to
Mr. Gerrard and Mrs. Strother re
ceived a visit from their sister-in-law,
Mrs. L. Gerrard, andj son, Clarence,
of Columbus, last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Nicholson and
daughter, Mable, visited at the Chas.
Watts home Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sigia and son,
Clinton, have returned from visiting
their daughter in Custer county.
The new members of the board of
education took up the duties of office
Monday night, when H. J. Hill was
appointed to fill the vacancy caused
by Wm. Webster's departure, after
which they elected officers for the com
ing year. They did not elect a teach
er to assist in the high school as
yet, as. they wish to employ one who
is qualified to put in the German
course in the school.
The young men who have been
bringing show from Platte Center to
Monroe on Tuesday evenings druing
the summer have decided to discontin
ue for the present, owing to the small
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lanborn and
family and Mrs. Nelile Culbertson
visited with Miss Susan Neimoller
Tuesday, taking her for a spin in
Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Williams, of
Genoa, paid relatives in Monroe a visit
Miss Grace Higgins, of Platte
Center, has been helping her sister,
Mrs. Thomas Gleason, with threshers
Harry Durham is building a new
barn on his property just west of the
Presbyterian Church, which he recent
Arthur Watts went to Genoa Thurs
day after his mother who will visit at
his home for a week.
William Webster came up to Mon
roe Monday in his automobile. He was
accompanied by his daughter Alice
Sr-v. r-.r-v. m..wS
THE PRESCOTT MUSIC CO.
OF LINCOLN, NEBRASKA
the oldest music house in the
state, have brought to Colum
bus 14 of the finest pianos
ever brought into Platte county
and are offering them for sale at
ACTUAL WHOLESALE PRICES FOR TEN DAYS
This is an opportunity of a lifetime. Don't pass it by. Easy terms of payment to responsible
parties. See us quick. Sale only lasts ten days. Notice the place of sale
57 ELEVENTH STREET IN THE OLD TURNER BUILDING
between Chicago Store and Duncan Hotel W. H. Prescott, senior member of the firm, has
charge of this sale. Don't fail to investigate this sale.
Vfi Mw AT 7?Tw v I
I PRESCOTT MUSIC COMPANY
who returned to Columbus on the
Mr. and Mrs. David McWilliams
entertained a party of friends Monday
Wheat threshing seems to be the
order of the day, there being four
machines at work in the surrounding
community. All report good runs al
though Mr. Riffle had the mistortune
of breaking the water glass in his en
gine, Wednesday afternoon, which
caused some delay for repairs. While
the yield is not quite normal the test
is unusually good.
John Hartman has moved his fam
ily back from eastern Kansas and will
live with David Williams until his
house is vacated.
Mrs. Lizzie Weeks, of Schenectedy,
N. Y., arrived last week for an ex
tended visit with her sister, Mrs. E.
Mrs. Thos. Hill, Jr., was a Genoa
visitor last week.
Willie Sutton visited in Columbus
Mrs. Chris Bienz, of Columbus, vis
ited at the Ed. Zybach's a few days
The Duncan German society met at
Julius Ernst's last Wednesday.
Rudolph Nitsch, of Polk county,
was in Duncan last Thrusday.
Fifteen automobiles went through
Duncan last Thursday morning from
Philadelphia to San Francisco, or ocean
C. F. Bake, of Fullerton, August
Rausch, of St. Edward, Geo. Willard,
Jr., and Joe MahafTy, of Columbus,
were in Duncan last Thrusday.
Tom Liss threshed his wheat the
other day and it averaged 24 bushels
to the acre.
Chas Segelke and E. Paul, of Co
lumbus, were in Duncan on last Saturday.
Thomas O'Cohhor, of Grand Island,
was in Duncan last Saturday shaking
hands with his old friends.
Mr. and Mrs. August Fickel and
family and Mr. and Mrs. Gus Had
wiger visited with Mr. and Mrs. W.
H. Thomas Sunday evening.
Dr. F. B. Cyphers went to Grand
Island Saturday evening and came
back Sunday noon.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Czapla and
children, of Genoa, were in Duncan
Saturday and Sunday, visiting their
children. Mrs. Frank Sokol. Mrs. Tom
Liss, Mrs. John Evon, and Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Skorupa.
Chas. Olcutt brought in a fine bunch
of hogs Monday and sold them to Fred
Duncan is to have a tennis club.
The boys are getting busy making
a new court.
The Swiss German band celebrated
anniversary Sunday at
E. J. Ernst's. The band was organ
ized fifteen years ago the third of
July and not one of the boys have
passed away. It was a very enjoya
ble occasion. They rendered several
fine selections of music. It was a
time that will be long remembered by
the band boys.
Carl Roelle, of Columbus, was in
Supervisor Schwarz, of Columbus,
was in Duncan last Saturday on busi
ness. Misses Clara and Helen Borowiak,
of Norfolk, are the guests of Mr. and
John Ratterman, County Judge of
Platte County, was in Duncan Satur
day and Sunday visiting friends. His
cards state that he is up for re-election.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thomas and
their neice, Miss Florence Thomas,
of Cedar Rapids, spent Sunday at ?he
home of Dick Kummer.
Miss Matilda Schneider, of Colum
bus, spent Saturday and Sunday at the
home of A. C.Witchie.
Chas. Sokol, of Silver Creek, spent
Sunday in Duncan.
Messrs. George Haw and William
Levijohann were transacting business
at St. Edward Satudray.
John Melcher, Sr., returned last
week from Kansas City, Missouri,
where he had been for some time in
hope of benefitting his health.
Mrs. M. Griffin departed Thursday
for Sioux City, Iowa, to spend several
weeks with her daughters at that
Miss Maggie Fitzsimmons is receiv
ing a visit from her sister of Ottum
Will Morgan, accompanied by Ed
Ratherham, made a trip by auto to
Mrs. Herman Kamrath returned!
home Thursday from an extended visit I
with her parents at Madison.
rather rullman and William Borer
were Madison visitors Thursday.
William Levijohann was a Norfolk
M.J.Weidner and wife attended the
old settlers' picnic at Pierce, last
Misses Higgins and Dress, of Platte
Center, were over-Sunday visitors at
the home of Miss Ellen Sweeney.
Ed Ratherham, Jr., of Scribner,
spent a couple of days of this week
visiting at the home of his parents
and other relatives in town.
time, and everything available had
been done toward restoring his health,
until death came as a relief. The
remains were laid at rest in the Holy
Faimly cemetery. The bereaved fam
ily have the sympathy of their many
friends in their sorrow.
Fred and Meta Wuethrich are visit
ing their cousins, the young people at
the William Houser home.
Miles Eny heart started out with his
threshing outfit the first of the week.
There is a great deal of shock thresh
ing being done this year.
Mrs. Rinesmith and daughter, Miss
Clella. are guests at the home of C.
The Willing Workers will meet
with Mrs. J. T. Bonner on Thursday
of this week. Come and bring your
Ed Hahn is expected home this
week from Hot Springs, Colorado.
The regular quarterly meeting of
the Columbus Fire Department for the
month of July will be held at Fire
men's hall Monday. July 24, at eight
o'clock. All members are required to
Bert J. Galley. Chief.
A. J. Mason, Secretary.
Speice Coal Co.
Has the Best
At the Lowest Price.
For Steam, Heat, Purity
and Cleanliness it Beats
M. J. Lebens returned Thursday
from a three weeks' pleasure trip
spent in Minnesota.
Rev. Clement Moormann, pastor of
the Holy Family church, left Monday
for a couple of weeks visit with his
mother and other relatives at Cincin
nati, Ohio. During- his absence Father
Libertius will have charge of the
H. B. Miller, of Dodge, has pur
chased of George Hau his stock in
the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank,
and comes to Lindsay this week to
enter the bank as president. Mr. Hau
has been president since the organiza
tion of the bank in 1901, and must
feel that he has done his best toward
makincr the institution the success it
A pleasant surprise party in honor
of Gustave Purtzer, the genial post-
office clerk, was given at the home of
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Purt
zer, last Monday evening, when about
thirty of his young friends gathered
at the home to help celebrate his J
birthday. The evening was delight
fully spent in playing games, music,
etc., at the close of which a delicious
supper was served. Gustave was the
recipient of a number of nice presents
Ferdinand, the little six-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. John Hoegeral, died
at the home of his parents Monday I
innmini, lio 17tk !it nf (Imnav
The little boy had been ill for some J
All over the United Status there has been less
than 80 per cent of the normal precipation at the same
time the temjerature has been far above normal. Not
only does this apply to the United States, but is world
wide. In continental Europe the wells are failing; the
streams are dry; stock is suffering. In some places in
the United States, it is difficult to obtain sufficient water
for stock, while in Canada the suffering is intense.
No very large section of the world is favored with
excess of moisture, or with sub-normal temperature.
Western Kansas cannot claim special immunity,
but can and does claim that she has an inexhaustible
supply of water; her wells never fail and one pump can
raise enough water to irrigate 40 acres of fund every
24 hours hence we are practically not dependent on
Our rainfall is usually all sufficient to produce an
abundant harvest but at times like this we have an
emergency projiosition, which, gives us the assurance
that we can water our crops regardless of adverse
A pump recently installed near Garden City, Kan
sas, is pumping 4100 gallons per minute, at a cost of
less than 25 cents per hour do you know what this
means? It means that you can cover an acre of ground
with 7.6 inches of water every hour. How would you
like to be able to put two or three, or four inches of
life giving water on some of your dying crops, at a cost
of 10 or 15 cents per acre?
Here in Western Kansas IF the rain fails, we
Here our wells never go dry; our stock never suf
fers. Isn't it worth while to consider?
LAND : is the one and only commodity, which.
occasionally flunctuates but always increases in value.
During the time of depressed prices is the time to buy.
Now is the time to buy. invest in land. The price
of all lands must go up and the price of cheap land will
double and trible in the very near future.
Banks may break and stocks may become worth
less, but a tract of land is yours and your assignes
The man who invests in land, can rest assured that
he is the absolute owner of the same, that no one else
has control of his investment, and while he reclines at
ease, his wealth is increasing.
Nearly all of the financial successes of the age,
both great and small have been based on real estate,
because real estate values always increase with the in
flux of population.
We now have the land at exceptionally low prices.
Within the next year, we will have a wonderful in
crease of population to Finney County, Kansas. There
fore now is the time to invest.
Karr & Newlon