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Columbus, Nebraska, Thursday, September 14, 1911
Your attention is called to
the latest statement of
Note the large total assets,
nearly $600,000; the large
amount of cash on hand,
A strong conservative bank
with ample resources is the
best hank with which to do
Deposits protected by the
Depositors Guarantee Fund
of the State of Nebraska
Dr. K. II. Naiiniaun, dentist.
Dr. W. Ii. Slater, veterinary,
Dr. W. It. Neumarker OHlce with
Dr. 0. 1). Kvitiis. West aide Park.
Mrs. (). I. Taylor entertained her
mother, Mrs. Mill-., of Central City
the first of the week.
Mrs. K. V. dure returned the last
of the week from a three weeks' visit
with friends in Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Mullholland and chil
dren left this afternoon for a weeks
visit with relatives at Woodriver.
Mrs. Mary A. Standley, of Peru,
arrived Friday evening for a visit at
the home of her son. It. H. Miller.
The annual meeting of the Business
men's club will be held on September
!iu, at the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. Kousek and Dale
Hashlierger, of Schuyler, were guests
Tuesday at the home of S. ilashber
ger. Mrs. J. O. Davidson entertained
Mrs. Whose r, Mrs. Cutty and Miss
Lillie Plath, of David City, last
Mrs. S. IJrindley returned to her
home in Kearney Monday after a
three weeks visit with Mrs,. O. L.
Mr and Mrs. William Clark and
little son. returned Saturday from a
two weeks visit with relatives at
Don't forget the Fall Mil
linery Opening at LaBooks,
Thursday, Friday and Satur
day, Sept. 14, 15 and 16.
Mrs. William Altman. of Monticel
lo, Iowa, arrived the first of the week
to be the guest of her aunt Mrs.
Register Schmocker announces that
thirhteen births and nine deaths were
reported in and around Columbus dur
ing the month of August.
Mr. and Mrs. Langhin, who have
been the guests of their daughter,
Mrs. Reece for the past week, return
ed to their home iu Ashland today.
Miss Minnie Glur. accompaned by
Tom Askew of Council IJlutXs spent
Saturday and Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Ernst at Duncan.
Mrs. Mable Swift, Public
Stenographer, Room 1, State
of land within
2 miles of Col
umbus is offer
ed at a bottom
price for a
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SnlifrilMil ami Hworn to tx-forn inn this Gth
laj of September, lull.
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Little Margaret and Dorothea Rob
erts spent Sunday with their aunt Mrs.
Shonsey, at Clarks.
Mrs. II. I. M unlock returned Mon
day from a three months visit with
her mother at Rochester, New York.
Anton Thompson and George Reben
ger each contributed a dollar to the
school fund last week as a penalty for
W. C. Crowe is this week enter
taining his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
II. Crowe, of Wichita Kansas. They
Mrs. Louis Zinnecker and little son
(Jus returned home the last of the
week from Denver where the y had been
visiting for the past two weeks.
Walter Robinson will leave the last
of the week for Lawrenceville, New
Jersey, where he will enter the Law
renceville school for the coming year.
Mrs. P. J. Krause acempanined by
her daughter Miss Mamie, left Mon
day for Lincoln, where Miss Krause
will enter a sanitarium for treatment.
An infant son of Mr. and. Mrs.
Richard McGuane, living just north
of Platte Center, died Monday. The
funeral was held this forenoon at
Misses Iva and Neva Munger spent
Sunday with their parents Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Munger. Miss Iva is teach
ing at the Kinsman school, and Miss
Neva near Genoa, this year.
Mrs. J. E. Peterson enteitained
Mrs. M. S. Berger and daughter Ruth,
Mrs. S. C. Watts and John Maxwell
Sunday, the party making the trip
from Silver Creek in their car.
Mrs. Anna Thorn, of North Bend,
died at the hospital Monday, from the
effects ot a tumor. She was about
fifty years of age. The remains were
shipped to North Bend yesterday for
Miss Helen Wise, of Denver, who
has been visiting her cousin, M. S.
Binney this week left this mornng for
Pullerton, whers she will visit rela
tive before returning to her duties as
instructor of Music in the university
Mrs. W. M. McCorkle and children
returned Wednesday from a visit of
two months with Mrs. McCorkle's
mother at Elkhart, Indana. Mrs.
McCorkle was very fortunate in being
in Chicago at the time of the aviation
meet, and being able to witness the
Elwin Strong and his company left
the city Monday after playing a four
night stand in their own tent to Col
umbus people. Before leaving they
announced that they would probably
return here for a single performance
some time in November, playing
Miss Helen Brugger will leave this
afternoon for Grand Rapids, Michigan,
where she will visit friends a few
days before continuing her journey to
Massachusetts to resume her work at
Mt, Holyoke. Miss Brugger will
complete her college work this year,
besides taking up the work as an as
sistant in the botany department.
When you buy land or city lots,
you never pay out money unless the
title is good. Why don't you use the
same good judgement in buying life
insurance? Don't join mosquito com
panies, that will fall before your pol
icy matures. If you insure in the Old
New York Life your dividends reduce
your premiums so you pay less in the
end than in other companies and have
the protection of the largest and
strongest Life Insurance Conmpany in
the world. Mr. C. T. Taylor, a sen
ior Nylic, is now paying out New
York Life money almost daily for pol
icies he wrote twenty years ago.
W. A. McAllister is attending the
post-masters convention in Omaha this
R. W. Saley made a trip to Ful
ler ton in his White Steamer Wednes
day. Rev. and Mrs. Lincoln Lohr, of
Eddieville, spent Monday at the home
of William Lohr.
Hans Kretnpi, who had been the
guest of Columbpus friends for the
past ten days, returned to his home in
Grand Island Sunday.
Fred Schluser, who has been the
guest of Columbus friends for the past
two weeks, returned to his home in
Burlington, Illinois, Wednesday.
Miss Ruth Jens, of Fremont, arriv
ed Sunday evening in this city where
she will make her home, her father
being employed as sales-man in Fried
hof 's store.
Mrs. Mary Smith, who is making
her home with her daughtr, Mrs. N.
D. Wilson, left the first of the
week for Madison, where she will
visit for several days.
Mrs. Julia Munger arrived Thurs
day from Richland, where she had
been spending the summer with her
son. She will make her home this
winter with her son, Sam Munger, in
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Shank, of
Los Angeles California were guests
last week at the home of William
Lohr. They were enroute to Pennsyl
vania where they will make their
Mrs. H. B. Robinson returned Tues
day from Omaha, where she had been
the guest of Mrs. J. J. Sullivan. She
was accompanied home by Mrs. Lane
Williams, who will remain in this city
visiting friends for several days.
Joe Bucher, will leave Thursday
for his home in San Bernando Califor
nia, after a visit of two weeks with
his brother William Bucher. Mr.
Bucher has just returned from Swit-
zerand, having spent the summer
Judge Ratterman issued marriage
licenses to the following this week.
William Hellbusch, of Humphrey and
Emelia Muth, of Creston; Herman
Cattau and Anna Rosche, of Colum
bus; Ole Lee and Mrs. Ragne Warn,
of Newman "Grove.
L. F. Rector is this week receiv
ing a visit irom his brother J. tt.
Rector, of Wolbach. The visiting
brother has been station agent at
Roseland for some time, but has re
cently been transferred to Wolbach,
and is taking advantage of a short
vacation to visit" here before taking
up his duties in the new station.
George McFarland has returned to
Columbus to live Jafter being absent
for several years, during the past
two years he has been living in Miss
ouri, but decided that Nebraska was
better suited to his taste, and last
week arrived here with his family.
He has purchased a home on twentieth
street, where he will engage in his old
business of manufacturing brooms.
A warrant was issued this morning
for Samuel Grover and one McDonald,
on complaint of Hoppe Brothers, liv
ing near Richland, in which he
charges that he is minus a canvas hay
cover and believes that it is in the
possesion of the defendents. No ar
rests have as yet been made, as it is
understood they have left the county.
the stolen proproty is valued at thirty
Dr. J. H. Hart one of the attaches
of the Illinois state penitentiary at
Jolliet, gave two lectures at the
North theatre last week. Dr. Hart
has been in prison work for many
years, and these who heard his lect
ures found them very 'interesting and
instructive. He and his wife are on
their way to the coast, and may possi
bly stop ii. Columbus again on there
Rock Springs, Maitland,
Canyon City, Hanna,
Pennsylvania Hard Coal,
All kinds Steam and Fur
nace, Franklin County,
Geo. A. Hoagland
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WINTER IS COMING
and along with it you will want COAL
for your comfort. See us about it
and you will have
SOME MONEY LEFT
after your coal is taught. Coal of all
kinds for range, furnace or heater.
T. B. Hord Grain Co.
PHONES: Independent 206
Geo. Scott is in Omaha this week on
Mrs. C. S. Raney will entertain
the R. K. club Friday afternoon.
Mrs. John Fox is enjoying a visit
from her brother Gus Hartel, of Shel
by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Raney spent the
week-end at the home of Earl Weaver
O. B. Anderson and Ward Drake
spent Thursday in Lincoln attending
the state fair.
Dr. D. T. Martyn left the first of
the wek for Chicago to visit his daugh
ter, Mrs Rhodes.
Mrs. Frank Schram will entertain
the Jolly Seventeen club Thursday
afternon at her home.
Mrs. G. L. McKelvey returned the
first of the week from a visit of sev
eral days at St. Edward.
Mr. and Mrs. William Newman left
Monday for Loup City, where they
will visit friends for a few days. V
Mr. and Mrs. L. Thornage, of Grand
Island, are spending the week as
guests at the home of H. C. Bean.
Misses Elsie and Bessie Merrill, of
St. Edward, were guests of Miss iyar
garet Willard the last of the week.
Mrs. Jambridge.and little daughter,
of C. J. Dodds arrived Friday for a
visit of several weeks with relatives
in the city.
Mrs. J. G. Reeder entertained at a
one o'clock luncheon Monday in honor
of Mrs Thomas Dack of Los Angeles,
Mrs. Thomas Dack returned Tues
day to her home in Los Angeles, after
spending a month at the home of her
son C. H. Dack.
Miss Gertrude Herrod returned Wed
nesday evening from North Platte,
where she had been visiting friends
for several weeks.
Miss Minnie Glur" accompanied by
Tom Askew, of Council Bluffs spent
Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Ernst at Duncan.
Miss Hedwig Jaeggi returned this
afternoon from a five months' visit in
the west, spending most of the time
with friends at Los Angeles and Salt
Miss Alice Pratt, of St. Edward
spent several days last week at the
home of G. A. Willard. Miss Pratt
was enroute home from a pleasure trip
Mrs. H. C. Bode, and daugher of
Keokuk, Iowa, arrived Thursday for
a several weeks' visit at the home of
H. W. Heineman. Mrs. Bode is a
sister of Mrs. Heineman.
The members of the Sanchouci would
like to show their appreciation and
extend their sincere thanks to the pub
lic for their kindness last Thursday
afternoon at the benefit social.
Mrs. O. L. Baker will leave the
first of the week for Omaha, where
she will visit friends, from there go
ing to St. Joseph, Missouri. She ex
pects to be gone about six weeks.
Mrs. William Lohr will leave Fri
day morning for Briggsdale, Colorado,
for a visit of stveral weeks with re
latives. Before returning home she
will stop in Denver for a few days.
Messrs. North and Carroll Evans
entertained a number of young people
Saturday evening at a seven o'clock
dinner in honor of their guests, Messrs.
Drexal and Clarence Sibberson, of
Mrs. Alvin Poole, of Omaha, who
has been a patient at St. Mary's hos
pita for several weeks was able to
leave the hospital Monday. She does
not expect to return to her home until
she is stronger but will visit at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.
Death of Congressman Latta.
James P. Latta, member of cong
ress from this district died Monday
evening at a hospital at Rochester,
Minnesota, where he had gone a few
weeks ago to submit to an operation
for gall stones, for several days after
the operaion it seemed that it would
prove successful, but last Saturday he
took a relapse, and grew steadily
worse until the end came Monday eve
He was born in Ohio October 31,
1844 and when two years of age came
with his parents to eastern Iowa,
where he remained until he was nine
teen years old, when he walked across
the state of Iowa and settled in Burt
county. He -was married in 1870,
and is survived by his wife and two
sons, one of whom is cashier of the
bank in which Mr. Latta owned a large
interest, and the other is manager
of the home farm near Tekamah.
He was elected to congress in 1908,
defeating Edgar Howard for the nom
ination after a bitterly contested
fight, and was re-elected in 1910, by
the largest majority ever given a
candidate in his disrict.
The funeral will be held fiom his
late home at Tekamah Friday and will
be attended by a committee of
congressmen appointed by the sergent-
at-arms of the house and the senate.
The house committee is to consist of
the entire delegations from Nebraska,
Kansas and Colorado, besides Repre
sentatives Pep-er, of Iowa, Boher, of
Missouri, Floyd, of Arkansas, and
Davenport, Ferri and Carter, of Okla
homa. The personnel of the com
mittee from the senate has not yet
been made public.
The death of Mr. Latta makes it
necessary to elect a new member at
the fall election, and it is likely that
Governor Aldrich will issue a procla
mation to that effect within a few
St. Francis Academy Notes.
The Rev. Fathei Sigsmund, assist
ant pastor of St. Boneventura's church
of this city and Rev. Father Cyric,
pastor of St. Joseph's church, Platte
Center, will make a trip to Sioux City,
Iowa today and at the same time will
visit the beautiful St-Bonisace chuich,
which was recently dedicatd and is
conducted by the Franciscan Fathers
of the St. Louis Province.
Last Thursday September 7, Very
Rev. Father Marcel I inus left for Cedar
Rapids, where he will conduct the
solumn ceiemonies of the corner
stone laying of the new Parocial
school, which will be opened in the
The pupils of the St. Francis acad
amy resumed their studies last Wed
nesday September 6. The various
class rooms being over crowded, made
it necessary to break out the partitions
of some of the other departments and
open two more class' rooms.
Miss Lena Abahart, of Gibbon, a
post graduate of St Francis Acadamy,
spent several hours in this city Mon
day. She accompanied her sister
Helen, who will resume her studies at
West 13th Street,
Millinery opening. Whose?
Stires. When? Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, Sept.
21, 22 and 23. Be sure to
Cross eye is nothing more or
less than misplaced or strain-,
ed eye muscles. By relieving
the muscle strain the eyes
soon resume their normal
position. This is especially
true in young folks. In the
grownups it takes longer, but
as long as vision remains in
the deviating eye, there is a
chance. I have made the
straightening of cross eyes a
specialty and the number of
cases I have cured will amply
bear out my statement that
no operation is necessary.
Ed. J. Niewohner
Jeweler aid Optsaetrist
The court room was crowded this af
ternoon when the chairman of the
county board called the meeting to
order and announced that the citizens
had been called together to present
their views to the county board rela
tive to the matter of making arrange
ments for the building of a new court
house for Platte county. Supervisor
Dassenbrock, who has been the leader
in the matter from the start of the
present campaign, asked that the clerk
read the notice of the meeting, which
Chairman Schwarz announced that
the purpose of the meeting was not
to tell the people that a new court
house was needed, but rather how to
raise the necessary funds, by voting
bonds, or by a method of direct taxa
tion. Supervisor Dassenbrock thought
it might be well to find out first
whether the people favored the new
building, and then discuss ways and
means ol procuring it. He assured
the people that the board was willing
to do all in its power to give the peo
ple what they wanted, if they would
make their wants known.
G. Frischolz compared the present
building with the homes of the peo
ple as built for their own uses at the
time that it was built, saying that as
the people advanced in prosperity,
they built new houses and other build
ings to meet their demands and con
venience, and thought the same
would be aplicable in the matter of
public buildings. He then raised the
question as to the best method of rais
ing the necessary money, and referred
the question to County Attorney McEl
fresh. The county attorney said that he
had had occasion to look into the stat
utes thoroughly in this matter, and
found that the people might raise
money for this purpose in either of
two ways: By issuing bonds, carried by
a two-thirds vote, which was the
quicker of the two methods; or by
levying a direct tax. to do this re
quired the filing of a petition, signed
by one-fourth of the voters of the
county, and the board to call an elec
tion on the strength of this petition,
which would require a majority vote
to carry. The tax in such a case can
not exceed a levy of five mills on each
dollar, nor run more than five years.
He called attention to the fact that
at the last assessment, the total as
sessed valuation of Platte county was
about $7,500,000, which would make
it comparatively easy to raise the ne
cessary amount. At this juncture.
August Wagner presented a motion
that it was the sense of this assembl
age that a new court house should be
built. After some discussion as to
whether this motion was just in the
right place at this time, it was carried
by a rising vote, overwhelmingly.
The question of location was then
brought up, Ma. Drake, of Humphrey,
saying that the town or city securing
the court house should put up a bonus,
and offered to contribute $1,000 him
self if it should be removed to Humph
rey. Uther speakers also discussed
this phase of the matter, until finally
attorney Cornelius called attention to
the fact that the county could not
move the court house without first
voting to change the county seat. The
matter was then dropped.
Then came the question of just where
the court house should be located in
the city of Columbus, some insisting
that it shoudb be left just where it
is and others favoring a change.
County Attorney McElfresh and G.
W. Phillips were of the opinion that it
should be more centrally located, while
H. Leavy, William Bucher and
Charles Segelke insisted that it was
in just exactly the proper location at
J. E. North introduced a motion
recomending that tne board call an
electon to submit to the voters a pro
position to issue bonds in the sum of
$250,000 for the Luilding of a new
court house. On motion of August
Wagner his motion was amended to
limit the cost to $150,000. Mr.
North argued in support of his moth n
that while other counties snrrounding
us and which had a much lower as
sessed valnation, and fewer inhabitants
had public buildings from $100,000
to $150,000, Platte county with an
assessed valuation of nearly eight mill
ions of dollars and 20,000 inhabitants
ought not to limit the board to that
W: F. Gernandt, of Fairbury, an
architect making a specialty of de
signing plans for court houses, was
then introduced Mr. Gernandt is the
archetiect who designed the new
houses of Phelps, Pawnee, Dawson
and derrick counties. He advised
them that $150,000 would be ample
to provide a courthouse that would last
for generations, and would build an
absolutely fireproof building. He also
advised strongly against voting four
per cent bonds as they would not be
B. P. S.
Barn and Roof Paint
Is made from the highest grade
metallic pigments that can be
secured ground exceedingly fine
in pure linseed oil, and the neces
sary japan. Hand-mixed dry Ve
netian Red. "Ironclad" Paint and
ordinary barn paints (made of
low-grade materials) receive prac
tically no grinding, and are neces
sarily coarse and gritty. This
coarse mixture is so hard to apply
that a painter will wear out a
good brush in attempting to spread
it properly. Furthermore, three
gallons of such mixture will not
cover as well, or go as far, as two
gallons of B. P. S. Barn and Roof
Paint, nor wear nearly as long.
The German Picnic.
It was a big day big for the hosts,
big for the guests, and big for the
spectators. In fact, it was a bigger
day than many of our own people had
anticipated, notwithstanding the fact
that a vast amount of advertising had
been done. Even at an early hour in
the morning, people began to arrive,
and long before noon the streets were
lined with auomobiles and carriages,
and a special train had brought a large
crowd of enthusiastic people from Lin
coln and all the towns along the line,
besides the crowds that came by
the regular trains from east, west and
Music for the day was furnished by
four bands, Columbus, Schuyler, Grand
Island and a German band from Lin
coln, and from the time they arrived
there was not an idle moment in the
Promptly on time, at two o'clock,
the parade formed at Orpheus hall,
and headed by six mounted horsemen,
marched through the principal busi
ness streets, ending at Kopetzky's
park, where the exercises were held.
In the parade were the m&yor and city
council, the German societies of Col
umbus and visiting cities, the bands,
and a number of beautiful and attract
ive floats and decorated wagons, bug
gies, and automobiles. One of the
most attractive floats in the parade was
that of Friedhof & Co., in which a
half dozen young ladies dressed in
"her brother's clothes" were taking
a joy ride in the big Friedhof car, with
Miss Helen Howard at the wheel.
Another float worthy of special men
tion was that of the Gruetli society,
in which a number of young ladies took
After arriving at' the grounds the
program was carried out pracically as
announced in advance, with the excep
tion of a portion of the musical part.
After the close of the literary program
everybody was turned loose to enjoy
themselves in whatever way they saw
fit, and judging from appearances,
everybody 'seemed to take a just ad
vantage of the opportunity.
Dr. L. P. Caratensen, veterinarian.
Dr. Vallier. Osteopath. Barber Block.
Mrs. Thomas Keeting is entertain
ing her brother Wm. Sullivan, of
Albion this week.
Mrs. John Egger and children are
visiting with friends and relatives in
Duncan this week.
For Sale Four thorough bred Po
land China boar pigs, weight about 130
pounds. Chris Abegglen, Oconee,
A deal was closed this afternoon by
which W. M. Mason sold his 240 acre
farm in Columbus township to Joseph
Chillaha. The price paid was $150
per acre. Mr. Chillaha will move on
the place in the spring.
An opportunity to get a
farm near Columbus
W. M. MASON
while you have the chance.