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Columbus, Nebraska., Thursday, November 2, 1911
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TWO GOOD FARMS
The Rivet 320 acres will
be sold to the highest bidder
December 12, 1911. Easy
terms. For particulars ad
dress C. M. Gruenther,
Mrs. 1. I.. Albert will entertain the
It. K. club Friday evening.
Miss Helen McAllister is spending
ttie week with mentis in runerton.
Mrs. Chas. Cotf of Lincoln spent
Sunday at the ho::e of C. S. Raney.
Miss Kate Stenger entertained the
Noah's Ark club Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. V. Gregorious will entertain '
the Entre Nous this afternoon at her
Dr. and Mrs. Hyland, of Schuyler,
spent Monday at the home of E. G.
Mrs. E. H. Chambers is entertain
ing Mrs. Lane Williams, of Omaha
Mrs Haws and Miss Martha Hy
land spent Thursday in Schuyler the
guests of Mrs. Hyland.
Miss Stella Sparhawk left Wednes
day for St. Edwards, where she was
called by her professional duties.
Mr,. M. K. Turner returned home
Wednesday after a week's stay with
her daughter. Mrs. A. Anderson, at
Miss Ruth IJrugger came down from
Silver Creek Monday to spend several
weeks with her aunt. Mrs. J. E.
Mrs. A. J. Huntsman, of Clearmont,
Wyoming, arrived the last of the week
for a visit of several weeks wth her
daughter, Mrs. E. G. Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Raney returned
Monday evening from a ten aays vis
it with friends and relatives at their
old home in Galesburg, Illinois.
Mrs. George Thomas entertained
Me-idames Bryant and Crew, of Schuy
ler and Grisen. of Fullerton at a
twelve o'clock luncheon Saturday.
Miss Martha Turner returned to her
work in Lincoln after an enforced
vacation of two months, during which
time she has been very ill with ty
Mrs. Ballou, of Schuyler, has been
visiting Mrs. C. H. Sheldon. Mrs.
Ballou is well known in Columbus
having leen at one time principal of
the high school.
Mrs. Edgar Howard. Mrs. D. T.
Martyn. sr.. and Miss Mary Howard
will give a one o'clock luncheon Fri
dav in honor of Mrs. Miller and Mrs.
Matthews of Clarinda. Iowa.
Mrs. Frank Gerharz entertained the
Daughters of Erin at a seven o'clock
dinner followed by a Five Hundred
Wednesday evening. She was assist
ed by Mrs. J. C. Carrig and Mrs. E.
NOW IN FULL
TAKE A NEW BOOK
This afternoon twelve members of
the Lew-Ie will go to Schuyler, where
they will be entertained by the Llew
le club at that place.
Voters in district No. 4, consisting
of Woodville, Joliet, Monroe and
Oconee townships, will not have to
vote for the reelection of Supervisor
Dan Wilson, unless they feel like it.
At the primaies the republicans nom
inated George C. Anderson, a young
farmer of Woodville township, and
it is understood he will make the race.
He is a very popular young man, and
will give Mr, Wilson to understand
that he has opposition.
A very destructive fire visited Col
umbus last Friday night, when the
Poesch and Becher, Hockenberger &
Chamber's buildinirs. which for the
. . .. . '. . ...
past lew monins nave ueen locateu in
Olive street, were destroyed. The
fire was discovered in the upper part
of the Poesch buildng, and apparently
had not made very serious headway,
still it was impossible to control it.
Mr. Poesch saved his books and a cash
register, his stock being a complete
loss. Becher, Hockenberger and
Chambers fared more fortunately, as
apparently everything that was lose
in their building was carried out, ex
cepting the heavy safes, which were
slightly damaged. Fortunately there
was no wind to interfere with the
work of the department, and not even
a glass was cracked in the new Poesch
building near by. Parker Bros, also
had their store house verv near to the
burning buildings, but it received no
damage. The Becher buliding was
insured for $500 and Mr. Poesch car
ried insurance aggregating $7,500
$1,500 on the building, $1,500 on
fixtures, and $4,500 on the stock car
ried. Columbus people will remember Miss
Hattie LaGrange, the missionary, who
visited for several days with her niece,
Mrs. Wood Smith, while she was on
her vacation in this country during
the fore part of the summer. When
she returned to the old world to her
work, she changed her location to
Tripoli, which now is the scene of much
warfare and bloodshed. For long no
word has been heard from her by her
relatives and friends, and it is feared
that she may have suffered at the
hands of the religious fanatics. We
reproduce below a clipping from the
paper at her home town in Illinois,
believing that it may be of interest to
those who met her on her visit here
the fore part of the summer. "Still
another week and no word from Miss
Hattie LaGrange, the aged missionary
at TrijK)li causes her friends in this
section to weigh the opinion that she
is in peril. With more potent forces
than the official acts of the govern
ments in the Turko-Italian uprising,
no one can surely forget the situation
as it applies to the welfare of the
American missionaries, many of whom
may be in the jxwer or have already
suffered from the religious fanaticism
of the Turks. This is feared for Miss
LaGrange. who has been stationed at
the seat of the war. Whether or not
she has escaped the neutral soil is not
known, but through this step it is
hoped that the well known and loving
friend of the people of the town of
Union Miss LaGrange has escaped.
Miss LaGrange has been associated with
the Turkish race long enough to be
keen to a dangerous situation and it
is believed that she would guard
against personal harm, though fearless
and very ready to aid others in time
of dire peril. It is difficult for the
average dweller in this part of the
countrj' to thoroughly realize the in
tensity and bitterness of the religious
bigotry of the Turkish empire. Re
ligion is the first consideration with
Orientals and the shortest prescribed
route to paradise is by the slaughter
of unbelievers and for this reason
there is reason to feel fear for the
safety of Miss LaGrange. However,
at the same time she may have fore
seen trouble and being so busily en
gaged in aiding others that she has
not had time to write friends in this
localitv. Plans to communicate with
Miss LaGrange have been delayed,
but it is safe to say that a message of
some kind is forth coming within a
day or so, an effort will be made to
cable Miss LaGrange and in case of
her absence of a reply American re
presentatives in Italy and Turkey will
be asked to investigate."
RATTERMANS TRUE POSITION RE
VEALED IN HIS OWN HANDWRITING
Wqt (Emmty Court
John tUttrrmait. Judge
In regard to the checking over the inheritance
tax matter I wish to say that it will take some time to do
this work properly, and since I am very busy nor with the
campaign in addition to the duties of my office, I would
suggest that we meet on or about the 15th day of November
1911 if that date is agreeable to the committee.
I have written to the other Members of the
Committee in regard to this matter.
Very truly yours,
JOHN RATTERlfAN, Co. Judge
It is an old saying, and a true one
that a letter is a dangerous thing.
Mr. Ratterman is finding it out. He
apparently supposed that since the in
vestigating of his record in the in
heritance tax matter had been refer
red to a committee of democrats, that
all was well. But, he forgot, evident
ly, that the democrats in Platte coun
ty are honest citizens and some of
them are on the county board. The
committee to which the matter was
referred consists of Supervisors Schure.
Schsecher and Wilson. Each of these
men pay taxes in Platte county, and
Can any doubt longer remain in the minds of the citizens and tax
payers of this county as to the County Judge's reason tor delaying the
investigation of his records until after the election?
Will not the voters thoroughly reflect on the above before casting
their votes to fill this important office?
Why not lay aside party feeling and prejudice, and cast your ballot
for a candidate whose record stands above reproach?
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Adams spent
the week-end with friends in Omaha.
Mr. and H. A.
tain the Alphia
Fritz will enter
Five Hundred club
Mrs. Edgar Howard has as her
guest this week, Mr. Miller, of
Dr. and Mrs. Matthews, of Cla rin
da. Iowa, are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Dack.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Worden, of
Ogalalla, are spending the week at
the home of E. C. Worden.
Mrs. R. W. McCombs entered St.
Mary's hospital this week, and will
submit to an operation this afternoon.
Mrs. H. A. Waide accompanied by
Mrs. E. N. Waide left Wednesday
morning for York to spend the wee k
Miss Theresa Gluck, who has been
the guest of Miss Louise Wagner for
the past week returned to her home in
Mrs. E. Her has moved to the old
Cramer residence occupied by Mrs.
Stevenson and will make that her
home this winter.
Twenty ladies met at the home of
Mrs. H. Lannan Thursday afternoon i
and organized a Five Hundred club,
which will meet twice a month
Mrs. Guy Matzen has been enter
taining her mother Mrs. Syas and
sister Miss Amelia Syas, of Central
City. The ladies returned to there
Mrs. A Fulton, who was called to
this city by the death of her brother,
the late Hon. Jonas Welch, returned
to her home, in Campbell, Tuesday.
She was accompanied as far as Grand
Island by Mrs. J. H. Lannan.
Mrs. C. E. Pollock, Mrs. Mark
Rathburn and Miss Maude Galley enter
tained at luncheon and bridge Friday
afternoon in honor of Mrs. W. H.
Winterbotham and Miss Maude Win
terbotham, of Julesburg, Colorado.
Mrs. D. T. Martyn, sr., and Mrs. W.
S. Evans received the bridge favors.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. Oct 23, 1911.
is sincerely desirous of having honest
The last session of the county
board adjourned on Friday, October
20; before leaving for their homes,
the members of this committee ar
ranged to meet here on Tuesday. Oct
ober 24, and check over the records of
the judge. On Monday, October 23,
the following letter was sent to the
members of the committee, begging
that the checking be left until after
the election. He gives as his excuse
the fact that he is ton busy looking
after his chances of re-election to
take care ol the affairs of his office.
A large crowd of teachers and
friends of the Platte county public
schools attended the first meeting of
the year of the teachers' association,
which was held at Platte Center last
Saturday. Contrary to the usual pro
gram of papers prepared by teachers,
the program in this case consisted of
an address by President A. O. Thom
as, of the state normal school, at.
Kearney. Dr. Thomas' address was'
made up largely of relating the ex-
neriences of various teachers, which i
I v,a hon tiKumi. n uic attention I
and suggesting remedies for conditions '
arising under diffeient circumstances.
In this way the address was taken
away from the formal and abstract,
and made thoroughtly practical, bring
ing in actual every-day occurrences for
discussion. Dr. Thomas is well known
to a number of Platte county teachers,
many of whom have attended the
Kearney normal, and is very popular
among them. In addition to the ad
dress. Miss Agnes Bruckner rendered
two very fine solos, which were well
received. Two more meetings will be
held during the year, one at Lindsay
and one at Creston.
WINTER IS COMING
and along with it you will want COAL
for your comfort. See us about it
and you will have
SOME MOXEV LEFT
after your coal is bought. Coal of all
kinds for range, furnace or heater.
T. B. Hird Grail Ci.
PHONES: Independent 201
The member of the committee to
whom the above letter was addressed,
does not want the committee placed
in a false light. He states that as a
member of the committee be does not
feel like assuming the responsibility
of appearing in the attitude of shield
ing any wrong doing or negligence of
any official holding off the investga
tion until after the election. He be
lieves that in justice to himself and to
the committee of whi ch he is a mem
ber, that the public should know at
this time the reason why the county
judge's record was not checked over
before the election.
Mrs. C. H. Campbell has been
entertaining her sisters, Mrs. Little
and baby sons of Osceola, and Mrs.
Larkins, of Clarks. The ladies left
Tuesday for their homes.
Misses Marguerite Nauman, Kate
Stenger. Pearl, Ruby and Vere Free
man and Vivian Jenkinson returned
Tuesday from Lincoln, where they
have been attending the State Con
vention of Christian Endeavorers.
Srjooks and witches were out in full
force Tuesday evening at the Hallowe'
" Prty, which was given by
which was given by the
young people of the M. E. Church.
The basement of the church was de
corated with black and yellow fes
toons. Jack O' Lanterns shedding a
soft glow over all. As the guests ar
rived, they were met at the door by
ghostly figures, who told their fate.
Games were played during the even
ing and as the hour drew near to the
time when it is supposed that ghosts
are free to roam the world, the young
people told stories of these wander
ings. In another column of this paper
will be found a notice by clerk
Gruenther, of the district court, in
which he calls attention to the matter
of election boards in the several town
ships and wards of the county.
Speaking to the Tribune-Journal re
garding the matter this week, Mr.
Gruenther said: "Some people do not
seem to understand that all election
boards are now appointed before the
summer primaries, to serve at the
general election, and also at all spec
ial elections that may be held from
the time of their appointment until
the primaries the next year. Of
course, if a man who had been apoint
ed to serve on an election board is
nominated for a township or any
other office to be voted for at the gen-'
eral election, be isdisqualified to act
on the board. I find that at this gen
eral election there are about forty
members of various boards whose
names appear on the ballots as candi
dates for some local office. In those
cases, I have written the township
committees of their respective parties
asking them to recommend some one
eiseui uw same rouuew party to nu
I the vacancy"
State Meetiac Of The D- A. R.
Mrs. W. H. Xanders returned from
Kearney, Sunday evening where with
Mrs. George Thomas she attended the
tenth annual State conference of the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion. It was a most interesting meet
ing and the character of the entertain
ment offered to visitors and delegates
from over the state was in every in
stance very elaborate. The first eve
ning Fort Kearney chapter gave a re
ception and banquet at the palatial re
sidence of Mrs. C. O. Norton, State
Regent. Over one hundred ladies
were seated at the banquet which was
in every respect a sumptuous affair.
Mrs. Charles B. Letton, of Lincoln.
acted a toastmistre?s. The toasts
were given and responded to in the
happiest vein. Tuesday evening a
musical was given at the home of
Mrs. F. F. Roby. Wednesdajy even
ing cards and dancing in Hub hall.
The leading features of the business
sessions included most cordial greet
ings extended by Dr. Thomas. Super
intendent of public schools, in behalf
of the city; Mayor Patterson was not
able to be present. An address on
'Patriotism" by Senator Norris
Blown, and an address on "Conserva
tion" by Mrs. Gault, of, Omaha.
Delegates who desired to make the
nomination for State Regent, gave
way to Mrs. Xanders, who is regent
of the baby chanter." Platte", of
this city, who said, "This is a memor
able, never-to be-forgotten occasion
an occasion when we appeared to you
almost in the hour of our birth, when
the new life as a chapter begins grad
ually to unfold an occasion filled with
recollections of the stirring events of
the Revolution, filled with the beauti
ful, tender memories of the past a
time when the Daughters of Nebraska
drink deep at the fountain of patriotic
enthusiasm a time when we pay our
tribute of love to the daughters who
have gone before into the great be
yond a time when in the night of
death, hope sees a star of Immortelles.
Daughters of this conference, it gives
me great pleasure, to place in nomina
tion the name of a woman "on the
catalogue of glory, there's no higher,
holier name" a woman, admired for
her charming personality, loved for
her tenderness of heart, and apprecia
ted for her brains a woman, who to
her babe (Platte Chapter) has no
superior beneath the folds of our
glorious flag a woman of boundless
patriotic enthusiasm, a tireless work
er, a leader of leaders Mrs. Charles
Among the distinguished women
present were, Mrs. Charles S. Lob
inger, of Manilla, Philipine Islands,
formerly of Omaha, Mrs. Mildred L.
Allee, San Francisco, California, Mrs.
Susan Adams, of Greeley, Colorado,
and Mrs. Andrew K. Gault, of Omaha.
Mrs. Gault was endorsed by the Kear
ney conference for the office of Vice
President general from Nebraska.
The Kearney conference is said to be
the best ever held.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Matson, who
have occupied the Kaufman residence
on nineteenth street for the past year
have moved to the house formerly oc
cupied by Frank Strother, and Mr. and
Mrs. William Fontein are now at
home in the Kaufman residence.
Friends and neighbors of George
Michener, to the number of about
thirty gathered at his home in the
west part of the city last Friday even
ing to help him celebrate his birth
day. The guests took material with
them for a luncheon, and presented
the host with a fine rocking chair.
D. H. Gipe sold his store on Elev
enth street last week the purchaser
being M. Barstler of Stella. Mr.
Barstler was formerly in tne general
merchandise business at that place.
The transfer was made last Wednes
day, Mr. Gipe receiving in the deal a
farm and some cash. Mr. Barstler's
family has not yet arrived in Colum
bus but are expected to come soon.
Mr. Gipe says he has no immediate
plans for the future but for the pre
sent will probably remain in Colum
bus. The farmers in this supervisor dis
trict do not feel disposed to give up
their representation on the coanty
board without an effiort to retain it.
Since last spring, when Supervisor
Smith moved into the city, they have
been casting about for a farmer to re
present them, and have at last filed
with the county clerk a petition ask
ing that the name of Edward D. May-
berger be placed on the ballot for this
position. Mr. Mayberger has lived
in the district for forty-three years,
and is thoroughly acquainted with the
needs of the county in general and this
district in particular. Moreover.
since the districts in the county were
than a dozen years
ago, it has
ago, it has always been recognized
that the country should have one re
presentative, and the city the other.
In order that this arrangement may
be maintained, it is necessary for Mr.
Mayberger to be elected this year.
He is not running as a democrat nor
as a republican but his petition is
signed by nearly four hundred voters
representing both parties, who believe I
in iair piay wiw ue iarmer vote OX
The most valuable prep
aration on the market for
use, taking out the sore
ness and stiffness of the
finger joints and wrists,
and healing the abrasions.
Mrs. C. V. Campbell entertained
the evening card club Tuesday even
ing. Mrs. Leopold Plath spent Sunday
in Norfolk, the guest of her daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Weaver and
children of Humphrey, are spending
the week with Mrs. and Mrs. Louis
Mrs. W. I. Speice and Mrs. C. E.
Adams will gave a seven o'clock din
ner Friday evening atjthe home of the
Mrs. Herman Oehlrich gave a one
o'clock luncheon Wednesday in honor
o f Mrs. Smith, of San Diego, Cali
fornia, who is the guest of her brother
Lelana Evans and Walter Nauman
attended the State Convention of the
Christian Endeavor last week at Lin
coln. The young men were delegates
from the Presbyterian C. E.
Mrs. Fred Baker, who has been
the guest of Miss Ethel Baker for the
past two weeks returned to her home
in Council Bluffs. Mr. Baker came
up Saturday "from Council Bluff's and
accompained her home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Peterson enter
tanied at a Halowe'en and Five hun
dred party Tuesday evening at their
home. The rooms were decorated in a
typical Halowe'en fashion, and the
score cards were hand painted, the
work of Miss Vergie Peterson. Wed
nesday evening Mr. and Mrs. C. J.
Garlow and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Pet
erson entertain at the Garlow home,
at Five hundred.
Mrs. Frank Kaufman accompanied
by her little daughter left Sunday
morning for Cheyenne, Wyoming,
where she will spend the winter with
her husband, who is in the employ of
the Union Pacific railway at that
place. Mr. and Mrs. Barr have rent
ed the Kaufman residence and will
make it their home this winter. Mr.
Barr is the Superintendent of Con
struction at the new post office.
The writer had the pleasure one
night last week to be taken for a ride
in the new 1912 Model Cadillac,
which is being sold by the Dischner
Auto Company. This machine is cer
tainly one of the prettiest and also
one of the most unique on the market.
For the coming season many new im
provements have been added which
promise to make it very popular.
The most important of these, pio
bally, is the electrical plant which
furnishes the current for starting the
engine, igniting the gas and lighting
the lamps. The car does not have a
crank and the engine is started by a
a motor which derives its power from
a powerful storage battery. The car
is now being demonstrated by the lo
cal agents. A complete description
of its unique electrical equipment can
be found on another page.
New 7 Room House,
with Furnace Bath,
Electric Lights and
Gas. Full basement
and Cement Walks.
Very finest Location.