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Columbus Tribune -Journal
The Tribnne Printing Company
Admitted at the Postofflce at Columbus. Nebr., as second class matter
ALBERT J. MASON. Editor.
MILLARD 8. BIKNET, Business Manager.
CHESTER J. MASON. Circulation Manager.
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Well it is all over, and the democrats are again in
power, but several of them go in with majorities greatly
reduced from the figures of previous years. The board
of canvassers will not have their work completed until
Thursday afternoon, so that it will be impossible for us
to give our readers the official vote this week, but it will
be furnisedh in tabulated form next week.
Unoffically and incompletely, however, the returns
would indicate democratic majorities to be between four
hundred and seven hundred votes, thus cutting the norm
al majority of a thousand, which the democrats have
heretofore enjoyed to a large extent. This has been
accomplished in spite of the fact that during the last two
weeks of the campaign, the democrats, realizing in the
fullest sense that they had a campaign on their hands
had turned every trick which they knew to gain their
ends and the leaders of the Platte county democratic
machine are among the smoothest in the nation being
at the same time leaders of the state machine of Nebras
ka, which is recognized as one of the best oiled among
the entire sisterhood of states. One of the strongest
plea of the campaign was made in behalf of Judge Rat
terman, who, realizing that he was up against the real
thing, made a powerful plea among his friends to stand
by'him, with the result he is again elected to succeed
himself. While his majority is probably larger than
that of some of his colleagues on the ticket, it is much
smaller than the normal majority in Platte county.
Another thing: one of the best assets that made for
the election of Judge Ratterman was the apparent in
different and apathetic manner of his competitor during
the campaign. Judge Robison was and is one of the
cleanest men in Platte county; yet he seemed to be so
indifferent and apparently lost to hope, that he made
practially no personal campaign whatever, his entire
work being done by the committee and much of it even
without his knowedge. In fact when he was approached
by his friends to put more life into the campaign, and
get out where he might be seen, hs reply was," Oh, no,
its no use; I am a poor politician," which was, indeed,
the truth. As a matter of fact, no man on the repub
lican ticket in Platte county ever had a better opportun
ity of election than did Judge Robison, and fail. John
Moffet, or any one of a half dozen others whose names
might be mentioned, would have been elected, and so
might Judge Robison. if he had gone out among the peo
ple and presented his case to them, personally, as did
Judge Ratterman. In a state or district camgaign the
people realize that a candidate cannot see them all, but,
they expect a county candidate to put in an appearance!
Another thing that is particulary pleasing to the
republican managers is that the result gives the lie to the
statement that they were using the two young men,
Hayes and Braun, as catspaws to pull chestnuts out of
the fire for other candidates. Both these boys made
good gains over the brutal majorities usually received
by their democratic opponents and there is no denying the
fact that had they been from two to five years older,
they would have polled a still greater strengh.
As to the candidates for treasurer, no explanation is
necessary. Both canddates were well known, both cap
able, and there was no advantage of nationality or other
supposed reasons. Both apparently had personal frends
and enemies in each party, and these about balanced the
relative strength of their respective arguments. A glance
will show that the race for treasurer was not whollv a
political party fight. Not the least cause of the defeat
of Mr. Schram was the circulation of a libelous story
concerning him on the morning of election day. "' 222,
From the Sand:
Mrs. Lee Hobert, of Ogden, Utah,
who has spent the past two weeks vis
iting friends and relatives here, left
for home last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chaz. Lundgren left
for their home at Dennison, Iowa, Sat
urday after a week's visit at the John
Lundgren and S. N. Montgoery homes
west of Silver Creek.
A party consisting of Arnold Per
renoud, J. Campbell C. Benjamin,
Mibs Mildred Knight and Miss Ellen
Wolfe, all of Belgarde, came over in
an auto to the Hallowe'en dance here
Tuesday night. They were guests at
the Perrenoud home.
Thursday night of last week, the
Junior class of the high school were
entertained at the Anthony Schott
home, south of Silver Creek. The
young folks were the guests of Miss
Alice Schott, who is a member of the
class, and she proved herself an ex
A masked party was held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Schu-
was served. Mrs. Schumacker prov
ed to be a deightful and original hostess.
was worth over
H. W. Nantkes returned to the
sanitarium at Lincoln on Monday.
He had not been getting along as well
as xpected and believed better to re
turn for further treatment. Mrs.
Na ltkes accompanied him down. Dr.
Er. ret, after making an examination,
GIVES UP 2 BODIES
Wife and Stepdaughter Buried,
Home Burned, Man Collects
x Insurance and Flees.
DEAD IN DISUSED WELL
Before Departure Ncbraskan Shoveled
Dirt Into Hela When Another
Hauled It Woman's First Hus
band, Man H Hated, Also Missing
Tecumseh, Neb. An old well at the
former home of S. E. Hesse, who was
a bridge foreman for the Burlington
railroad, was opened by direction of
Sheriff Roberta of Johnson county and
two bodies, believed to be those of
Hesse's wife and daughter, were ex
humed. Mrs. Hesse and the seventeen-year-old
girl. Juanlta McMasters, who was
her stepdaughter, disappeared in July,
1910, and Hesse said they had gone
to Lincoln on a Tlslt. Several days
later his house burned and he filled
the well with earth. Soon afterward
Hesse disappeared. Suspicion aroused
by Hesse's disappearance smoldered
until an anonymous letter was re
ceived by the sheriff hinting at double
murder. A drill used at the well turned
up human flesh and shreds of clothes
and then the well was opened with
Hesse was abort fifty years old. It
is known that ha frequently quarreled
with his wife and daughter. He la
believed to have gone to the Pacific
James Clutter, whom Hesse hired to
haul dirt to fill the well after the fire,
had asserted repeatedly that he be
lieved the women were murdered, but
his opinion waa ignored until recently.
He was one of the men to operate the
drill that located the bodies.
When the well waa opened the sher
iff and his deputies were almoBt un
able to keep the crowd back while the
men worked. The body of Mrs. Hesse
was discovered In an upright position
14 feet down. She was easily identi
fied. Near the body of the girl were
Romshek died Sunday morning last.
Funeral was held Tuesday forenoon
at St. Peters Catholic church at Bell
wood. Mr. and Mrs. Romshek in the
dark hours; have the sympathy of
their many friends in Bell wood and
Talbot Hoshor was born near Peoria
in Woonford, County, Illinois, Jan
uary 22, 1837. He died in Bell wood
Nebraska on October 29, 1911 aged
74 years 9 month and 7 days Mr.
Hoshor was married to Miss Jemima
Crank February 19, 1860. To this
union eight children were born, all of
died early in life except three. Mr.
Charles Hoshor, Mrs. Fred Walker
and Mrs. Henry Jacobs all of which
reside in this vicinity. In 1878 his
wife died. In 1880 he married Miss
Ellen Nicholas, who survivde him.
Funeral was held Tuesday morning
at 10 o'clock at the home of deceas-
macker on Hallowe'en, about twenty ed, conducted by Dr. Fledderman and
From the Gazette
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jpejfirt J him homf aEain savin thaV he
was getting along as well as couiu ue
lWord reached Bellood Tuesday eve
ning that Henry Stemper and Miss
Stella Meinyer ware united in marri
age at Columbus that day.
guests being present. The rooms were
extensively fitted with Hallowe'en de
corations and many interesting and
original Hallowe'en games were play
ed after which an excellent luncheon
Rev. Waits, pastor of the Methodist
church, after which the body was laid
to rest in a vault in the Bell wood
cemetery. The attendence was very
Joseph Kunce. who has resided at
David City for over three years and
most of the time was engaged in the
harness business, committed suicide
Friday morning by hanging himself.
His body was found in an automobile
shed on the Kunce premises about 11
o'clock, and it was thought the deed
was committed two or three hours be
fore. He had been despondent over
ill health for several months. The
body was taken to Milligan, Nebraska,
Saturday where funeral services were
held Sunday. Mrs. Kunce and four
children survive him. He carried in
surance in three orders, and owned
land near Nebraska City and residence
property in David City.
Miss Margaret Willard will enter
tain the Jolly Seventeen club Friday
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Where the Bodies Were Found.
four bricks tied in a bundle with wire,
which evidently had been used as a
Hesse has covered his tracks welL
Postcards were sent back to the
friends of his stepdaughter from Den
ver and Pueblo bearing her name. In
June of this year he returned bis Bur
lington transportation from Seattle,
and It la said he has sent lodge dues
from Salt Lake City.
EATS CHICKENS UNDER A HEN
Ho Delay. No Special Orders
No Rpecial Cost for Printing
Big Blacksnake Apparently Charms
the Mother, Then Calmly Devours
Har Little Ones.
York, Pa. Having apparently
charmed a mother hen, a blacksnake
4 feet 6 inches long was found colled
beneath her wings in Eimer Myers'
chicken cook at Craleyvllle, calmly
devouring her brood.
The attention of Myers was attract
ed to a disturbance in the chicken
house during tha night. Entering
with a lantern, he found the fowls all
uttering cries of fright and staring at
the brood hen, which appeared to be
undisturbed. Some time elapsed be
fore Myers discovered the bedy of
the serpent colled beneath the spread
The snake waa In the act of swal
lowing one of the chicks, and the
others were huddled within easy
reach, apparently feeling that as their
mother bad given no alarm all must
be well. Myers dispatched the In
truder. After an examination of the ben he
was convinced that she bad been un
der some hypnotic influence which
compelled her to sit rigid as the hor
rible feast went on under cover of
her sheltering mother breast
Shark Like a Village Store.
Lewes. Del. A man eating shark.
17 feet In length, was caught at the
jnouth of Delaware bay. When opened
It was found the shark's stomach con
tained an umbrella, oilcloth and pieces
pf bric-a-brac, together with several
pieces of Iron.
WHiTtCAP DOINGS IN
WILDS OF TENNESSEE
Night Riding and Kuklux Maraud
ing Still Thrive in the Cum
Chattanooga, Tenn. News comes
from' Spencer, situated In a remote
part of the Cumberland Mountains, of
a series of outrages committed by
moonshiners and developments of the
past few weeks have proved that In
spite of stern efforts to break up night
riding, kuklux marauding In the moun
tains Is still a thing to be dreaded.
Following a recent raid of revenue
officers near Spencer, In which a man
named Sullivan was killed, eight moon
shiners organized themselves into a
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Whipped by Whitecaps.
band of whitecaps, went on horseback
to the home of Dan Whittenberg. who
it is alleged, had given lodging to the
revenue officers. The outlaws entered
his house at 2 a. m.. took Whitten
berg away from bis wife and chil
dren and carrying him out in his own
yard, almost whipped him to death.
Only a day or so before this Slato
Morris, of the same vicinity, who had
given lodging to the officers, was shot
from ambush while plowing in the
field. Part of a load of buckshot en
tered his body, one striking him in
Before arriving at the home of Whit
tenberg the night riders visited his
father, Pete Whittenberg. and threat
ened him. While they were beating
him, Whittenberg recognized the en
tire band, some of them by their
voices, others by their horses. When
he had sufficiently recovered from his
terrible experience. Whittenberg
swore out warrants against the eight
suspects When the case was called
for trial Whittenberg failed to ap
pear and it was alleged that he had
been threatened by the night riders,
so the cases were dismissed, but the
criminal court, which meets In Octo
ber, will investigate the matter thoroughly.
HANGS ON A PICTURE HOOK
Woman Falls From Stepladder While
Dusting Pictures and Has
Arm Badly Torn.
Sharon. Pa. Mrs. David Frankc
vicb. while dusting pictures on the
wall, fell from a stepladder, throwing
out her arms in an effort to save her
self. A large picture hook in the wall
penetrated her right arm. holding
her suspended from the floor. When
neighbors, who heard the woman's
Roasts Snake Alive In Oven.
Loxley. Ala. Mrs. Aaron West re
ceived a fright here recently when she
opened her oven door and saw a large
snake, about six feet long, nicely roast
ad In the oven.
In the County Court of Platte county. Ne
braska. In the matter of the otate or Nikolo Ras.
tich. deceased. Notice or tinal settlement
To the creditors, heirs, legatees and others
Interested in the otate of Nikolo Rastich. de
ceased. Take notice that Henry Gass, jr.. has
filed in the County Court a report or his doings
as administrator of the estate or Nikolo Ras
tich. deceased, and it is ordered that the same
stand for hearing on the 11th day or Novem
ber. 1911. berore the court at the hour of 10
o'clock a. m., at which time any person inter
ested may appear and except to and contest
This notice is ordered given in the Columbus
Tribune-Journal three consecutive weeks prior
to the 11th day of November, 191 1.
Witness my hand and the seal of the County
Court at Columbus this 31th day of October.
1911. JOHN RATTERMAN.
Hangs on a Picture Hook.
screams, rescued her the ligaments
of the arm were terribly torn, but It
Is expected sho will recover, although
she may be crippled.
A Seven-Year-Old Boy Drunk.
New Haven. Conn. The youngest
offender that ever appeared In the lo
cal police court, a 7-year-old boy, has
been sent to the State Reform School.
He was arrested charged with drunkenness.
Fined for Praying.
Kansas City, Mo. Jacob and James
Hudson, brothers, of Kansas City.
Kan., were fined In police court for
praying so loudly in the middle of
the night that It disturbed their neigm
Coughing At Night
Means loss of sleep which is bad for
everyone. Foley's Honey and Tar
Compound stops the cough at once,
relieves the tickling and dryness in
the throat "and heals the inflamed
membrances. Prevents a cold de
veloping into bronchitis or pneumonia.
Keep always in the house. Refuse
substitutes. For sale by all druggists.
Highest grade of fire and tornado,
life, accident and health insurance.
Chas. L. Dickey, State Bank Bldg. I
In the opening games of the local
bowling season, at the Whitcomb al
leys last Friday night, Novel's Tamps
were taken down the line by Nichols'
Scouts in a double header score of 50SS
to 4911. In the Scout team A. Drake
rolled for Sawyer, who was out of the
city, and Kavanaugh for Burrows in
the second series. Jap Nichols rolled
high for the evening, averaging 192,
with 213 for his high game and 164
for low. The average game rolled on
the alleys was 166 2-3, or an aver-
SECONDGAME TOTAL AV'GE
164-211-155 530 1109 184-5
191-150-167 508 1010 168-2
164-143-187 494 898 149-4
144-123-192 459 976 162-4
153-140-143 436 918 153
816-767-8442427 4911 818-3
192-178-213 583 1152 192
164-162-156 482 1008 168
123-144-180 447 447 149
188-169-213 570 1075 179-1
173-155-155 483 952 158-4
840-808-9172565 5088 848
age of 500 for each player for each
series. The tabulated score can be
found above. On Friday evening of
this week the Scouts will roll the
Colts a double header. The game will
start at 7:30 and be rolled on three
alleys. The lineup will be as follows :
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chasing at our Special Cut
' Price Sale. We will place on
sale at once a large line of
fine sample hats, at a frac
tion of their cost. $5.00 hats
for $2.00. $7.00 hats for
$3.00, etc. Come at once
i and see them.
H. H. Stires.
For The Week Ending Nov. 8.
LETTERS Orma Clark, Luther
Fogelsang, Alvin A. Harvey. A. John
son, Wm. Loudermilch, J. H. Plage-
man, George Reeder, Mrs. Fern Younr.
CAKDS Henry fehrr. Miss fcva
Haas, Miss Mary Leashy, James Mace.
Miss Effie Wiseman.
Parties calling for any of the above
will please say, "advertised."
Wm. A. McAllister, P. M .
When the curtain drops
And the marfc stops
Then the flare of the footlights fades
And the gleaming gems
Of the diadems
Go back to the paste that they are by
And the rich-robed king
Is a common thing
"While the painted fool Is a sober one.
And the gracious queen
With her grace serene
Is a woman then when the ?lay Is don.
Then the lords and earls
And the lace and curls
And the pomp and pride are forgotten
When the curtain drops
And the music stops
They must all become what they are.
It 13 so with life.
When the mimic strlfo
Has been put away with the mimic
When tho kings have plched
And the slaves have died
And the queens have all gone the way of
When our pride and pomp
And our rout and romp
Have an end and the prompt-books close
When we've played our pirts
With our hands and hearts
Then the costumes fall and the play ends
There is another automo
bile man in business in Col
umbus since Anton J. Disch
ner is representing the Hup
mobiie line for this territory.
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So wo should not grieve
For the make-believe
Of the mimic life we have lived,
When the curtain drops
Ami the mi!3tc stops
We shall all become what we are. again.
The Micks Resented It.
J!r. Clancy and Mr. Casey, being on
a train which was delayed for half an
hour on a siding at a mining station,
sauntered Into the only bar room in
"Me good man." said Mr. Casey,
"make us a couple of nice Manhattan
"We don't sell mixed drinks here."
replied the bartender.
For the next five minutes there was
a very pretty fight, and at the end of
that time Mr. Casey allowed the bar
tender to arise from the floor, while
Mr. Clancy, who had been watching
the argument and longing for a chance
to mingle In it. gave the battered bar
tender this sage advice:
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"They say the minister preached
against the folly of modern fashions
"He did, and his sermon made him
more popular than ever."
"But I understand that he mention
ed the women by name and told how
much he thought their spring dresses
and bonnets cost.''
"So he did, but In each Instance he
overestimated the) cost of the things,
and the women are delighted."
The harem skirt has fallen flat.
Just hs at first predicted
The comic artists saw to that:
By them it was depicted
As something wild and something weird
And something fit for Jesting;
By ridicule entirely queered
The harem skirt Is resting.
Now. conscience or economy
May hurry oa the sequel.
SI rice a woman no moro cares to be.
Her lord and master's equal
That I"?, so far as clothing goes
And so, take warning now, sirs.
The danger is not done; suppose
Tiiey say: "Take back your trousers."
Oh. husbands, rally for your lives!
Go sell those cast-off garments.
Or take them on some backwoods drives
And throw them at the varmlats.
Or else some day the blow will fall:
Thoso garments a la harem
Will be thrust at you. one and all. -
And you will nave to wear 'em.
"You say there are people who ob
Ject to my marrying you?" asked the
young man. "Who-are they?"
"My father and mother," faltered
the fair damsel.
"But they can be reasoned with."
"We can defy them."
"I know, but there is still
"Who is that?"
Mrs.J. C. Phillips, of Belgrade,
returned to her home Tuesday after a
few days visit with relatives in this
The Busy Man.
Mr. James Jimsoe bounced out of
bed at 6:30 a. m.
He raised Cain because the rest of
the family were not up.
He scolded the children for not
dressing rapidly. He asserted In loud
and peevish tones that he had to have
his breakfast on the dot. that he had
Important business at his ollce, and
wanted to know how In the name of
Samuel Hill he was otac to get to
his office on time if the family did not
get up and dress and eat breakfast
He rushed through his breakfast,
reading the paper with one eye and
looking for the butter with the other.
He raced to the train, and caught
.the last platform as It was pulling out.
All the way to town he fumed about
the way things and people tried to
combine to hinder him.
On the way from the) station to his
office he stopped at a cigar store and
shook fifteen gases of dice for cigars.
succeeding in winning a dollar's
worth for SS.7S, and fatting hi three
quarters of am mew at It
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