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The Columbus Journal, January 8, 1890
The Journal is on sale, each week, at the book and news stores of E.D. Fitzpatrick and J. Heitkemper, at 5 cents a copy.
R.H. Henry, A.W. Clark and W.J. Irwin, the committee of the county board of supervisors to settle with the county treasurer, finished their labors Friday.
Monday morning, Paulina Kroeger, aged 19 years and August, aged 4, died of diphtheria. Several other of August Kroeger's children are very sick with the same disease. They live near Duncan.
Hugh Hughes recently received a letter from his brother Charles, who lives in Wales, and has a family of six children. Charles will be remembered by our older citizens as a former resident here.
George W. Poole and Miss Lydia Belle Woods, residing near Richland were, on the 26th of December, '89, married by mistake, intentional on the part of Poole. Both are school teachers, but the lady is indignant and will doubtless file for divorce.
Miss Anna Hamer is very sick.
J.C. Caldwell, sheriff-elect, is here to stay.
Julius Rasmussen was in Omaha Monday.
Joseph Camp came up from Fremont Monday.
Ed. Froelick left last week for Napunce, Canada.
J.C. Fillman is home from Chicago, looking well.
R.L. Rossiter, county surveyor elect, is in the city.
Mrs. Pete Cunningham is very sick with pneumonia.
Miss Mollie Rasmussen spent New Year's at Atchison.
The family of A. Beardsley are all sick with influenza.
Mrs. C.G. Hickok and children are visiting at Glenwood, Ia.
Clara Lehman had a dangerous form of the influenza last week.
Miss Jennie Sacrider is visiting friends in the city this week.
Grandfather Matthews is recovering from a three weeks' sickness.
Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Baker were in Lincoln Wednesday and Thursday.
Matt Reid was lounging around Saturday with the prevailing trouble.
I. Lidstone returned Wednesday from Omaha, where he visited his brother.
Will Ramsey was among the numerous sufferers last week, for three days.
Miss Carrie Sacrider of Monroe started to attend the high school, Monday.
J.A. Snow was under the weather Saturday with the prevailing complaint.
Oehlrich Bros. have both been very sick with the influenza, but are now better.
Frank Fugard and three members of his family have been ailing with the influenza.
Judge Hudson fell Saturday and hurt his back severely. He was out again Monday.
Alice and Francis Turner returned Friday last from a visit to relatives at Cedar Rapids.
Charles Raymond and Albert Schram left Tuesday for Omaha to attend the commercial college there.
George Vandermuelen, proprietor of the Leigh World, was in the city Monday, on his way to Schuyler.
Mrs. Harmon nee Mary Tschudy, and little girl, of Lincoln spent several days here with her parents last week.
Garret Hulst left Monday for the military school at Tivoli, N.Y., after spending the holidays with his parents.
Miss Ona Romans, who has been staying with Mrs. A.C. Ballou this winter, commenced teaching school this week.
F.F. Fredericks of Seattle, Washington, stopped over Sunday with the family of James Naylor, they being relatives.
Monday at the annual meeting of the Farmers' Protective Association the following-named officers were re-elected: president, E.R. Bisson; vice president, J.H. Drinnin; secretary, J.W. Byrnes; treasurer, O.D. Butler; auditing committee, J.J. Barnes, A.C. Pickett, A.H. Ives, J.O. Blodgett, W.A. Way; shipping agent, Steve Wagner, will doubtless be continued after the next meeting, which takes place as soon as the auditing committee are ready to report.
Allie Rickly came up Saturday night from a visit to friends in southeastern Iowa, Council Bluffs and Omaha. He reports his sister, Mrs. Burke and his niece, Miss Carrie Dale, of Omaha, as having had a touch of the prevailing trouble.
The Columbus Journal, January 17, 1890
About one year ago Mrs. John Warnick of Columbus was burned to death at Columbus. Since which time her children have been living in Polk county and mostly with relatives, Mr. Morrow and W. F. Heseman of Pleasant Home precinct. Lat week two of the boys were taken to the poor farm.--Osceola Record.
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