Platte Co., NE - 1904 News (May-Aug) NEGenWeb Project
PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
News From 100 Years Ago
(May, 1904 - Aug., 1904)


The Columbus Journal, May 4, 1904
J.E. North visited his brother Lute in Monroe last week. ... Miss Kittie Gentleman of Platte Center, niece of Sheriff Carrig, is visiting in Columbus. ... Mrs. W.W. Carrabine of Omaha arrived Monday on a visit to her sister, Mrs. H.G. Fricke. ... Mrs. George Bender of Cornlea arrived Saturday on a week's visit to her parents, Judge and Mrs. Ratterman. ... Miss Sheehan, who recently accepted the position of stenographer with Judge Oldham of Kearney, is visiting in Columbus this week.
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Olga Rasmussen is reported dangerously ill with appendicitis.
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Lloyd Swain went to Papillion, his former home, yesterday to attend a May party.
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John James of Monroe and Owen Jones of Lindsay, prominent Platte county farmers, were in Columbus Monday.
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Miss Emma Wake returned to Stromsburg Sunday after a visit to her parents in Columbus. Miss Wake is a professional nurse of recognized ability and is in demand among her many patients. ... Miss Nellie Mathews is visiting relatives in Schuyler. ... Miss Louise Davis is visiting relatives west of Platte Center.
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C.K. Davis, now of Kearney, who moved his family to that city in March, was in Columbus Monday and Tuesday settling up business matters. Mr. Davis is delighted with his new location, as also his family enjoy all the privileges of that thriving place.
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J.E. Erskine was called Saturday to St. Paul by the serious illness of his sister-in-law. ... Miss Carrie Simmons was called to Council Bluffs Friday by the serious illness of her brother, Earl Simmons, who is suffering from an abscess. She writes home that he is somewhat improved.
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Rev. Luce went to Omaha Monday. From there he will go to Lyons where he will visit his aged father until Thursday.
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S.P. Curtis left yesterday for Belgrade near where his daughter, Mrs. Beaty, resides, with whom Mr. Curtis will make his home.
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Mr. and Mrs. G.D. Phillips celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at the home of Mrs. Phillips' sister in Blair, yesterday. Their son, G.W. Phillips, went to be present at the gathering.
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Miss Murial Payne, formerly of Schuyler, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Corman of Monroe, was brought to the Columbus hospital yesterday for treatment. Miss Payne has been seeking help for her health in the eastern states for several years and was on her way to Denver from New York when she was obliged to stop in Monroe with her sister for rest before continuing the journey west.
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The many acquaintances of Becher Kingston of Central City, formerly of Columbus, will regret to learn of the serious illness of his wife at the home of her sister in Central City. About three months ago, Mrs. Kingston went to town from her country home and was taken suddenly ill and has since been too ill to be removed to her home, and is now reported at death's door. Mrs. Kingston is a cousin of Mrs. W.A. McAllister.
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A crowd of eleven people were in town yesterday on their way to Pierre, South Dakota, where they hae filed on homesteads and are going to reside on them for about two weeks. The company was composed of Misses Augusta Nelson, Anna Nelson, Hattie Consodine, Mary and Stacia Cronin, B.H. Shroeder, J.G. Reagan, T.J. Cronin, D.P. Mahoney, F.M. Carraher, all of Platte Center and John Cahill of St. Edward. Four of the ladies have quarter sections together and have built a house covering the four adjoining corners. The crowd went prepared to camp out, taking quantities of food with them.
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Mrs. Leo Borowak and children left today for Oklahoma to join Mr. Borowak who went to that state several weeks ago.
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Mrs. John Bates and children of Grand Island, formerly residents of Columbus, visited here this week, returning home today.
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Little Ruth Zinnecker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Zinnecker, who has been at death's door for two weeks past, is improving slowly, and hopes are entertained for her ultimate recovery.
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Mrs. W.M. Ogden arrived yesterday from Carrollton, Missouri, for a week's visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Kipple. Mr. Ogden is engaged in the hotel business in that city and is pleased with his business prospects.
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Helen, the little daughter of Wilbur Jessup, who has been living with her grandmother, Mrs. Jake Schram since the death of her mother, is very ill, and no hopes are entertained for her recovery. Since the death of her mother a few months ago, she has mourned for her mother constantly, and much of her illness seems to be caused by that fact.
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J.H. Boardman and Wm. Klunder of Buffalo county are in town for a few days visit on their return from Omaha. They will leave tomorrow for the west. Both gentlemen were former residents of this community and live about twenty miles from Kearney. Mr. Boardman is well pleased with the farming prospects there and considers it a good place to invest in property. Land sells for about $25 an acre in his neighborhood.
The Columbus Journal, May 11, 1904
Will Galley went to Spalding Wednesday, where he expects to remain in the store of his father.
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Miss Eva Walker returned Monday from an extended visit to relatives in South Dakota and Sioux City.
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Mrs. Paul Krause and two youngest children, of Albion, came down Saturday to spend a few days with mrs. G.H. Krause and daughter, Bertha.
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Mrs. C.C. Sheldon went to Blair last week to visit with her sister, Mrs. J.N. Kilian, before the latter moves to St. Louis. Mrs. Sheldon will remain in Blair about four weeks.
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Mark Burk has purchased the interest of C.H. Buschman in the Home restaurant and meat market, and the firm will hereafter be known as Kersenbrock & Burk. Mr. Buschman intends to engage in the dairy business.
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Mrs. Paynter of Omaha arrived Monday of last week and will make her home, for the present at least, with her daughter, Mrs. O.L. Baker. John Paynter, her son, has moved to Hamilton, Mont., where he expects to make his home.
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Charles, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Wake of St. Edard, was brought to Columbus Monday and taken to St. Mary's hospital for treatment. About six months ago he had a severe attack of pneumonia from which he did not recover. Yesterday a successful operation was performed for the removal of a pulmonary abscess.
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Fred Saffron was called home from Omaha last week by the serious illness of his mother. ... Mrs. Frank Scott is expected Thursday from her home at Wenatchee, Wash. She returns on account of the serious illness of her mother, Mrs. Saffron.
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F.A. Matson of Madison was in town yesterday on his way to Grand Island and other towns, and visited his father, Wm. Matson, and family, between trains.
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Charles Breed is home for a visit to his mother and other relatives. He is now fireman on a mail train running out from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is accompanied on the trip by his mother's sister, Mrs. Shafer. They arrived Thursday and expect to return the latter part of the week.
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Miss Murial Payne who has been in the hospital for the last week, left Monday for Denver. Miss Payne was for eight years head nurse in St. Luke's hospital, but on account of being injured in an accident from which she has not yet entirely recovered, she had been in eastern cities seeking health. The great doctor Lorenz of Vienna, who visited this country a few years ago, pronounced Miss Payne the most perfect nurse he had met in his hospital experiences. Miss Payne has many acquaintances in Schuyler, her former home, and in Monroe where her sister resides.
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Dr. Hansen arrived home Monday from California where he had been spending the winter for his health. He will remain two weeks and then return to stay until next September. Mr. Hansen remained on the coast. Mrs. Roy Harsh, a sister of Dr. Hansen, returned from California with him and will leave tomorrow for Vinton, Iowa, where she will visit her mother.
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Mrs. W.T. Strother of Monroe is visiting her brother, L. Gerrard. ... Mrs. Lennon of Detroit is visiting her mother, Mrs. J.E. North. ... Mrs. Garret Hulst went to Lincoln Wednesday to visit relatives.
The Columbus Journal, May 18, 1904
Mrs. Smith left Monday for Denver after visiting with her sons A.J. and Eber Smith for several weeks.
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The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kummer had a serious attack of pneumonia last week but is now improving.
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M.G. Perkins and M.D. Karr went to Omaha Saturday to visit with their families. Mr. Perkins expects to remain one week.
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Mrs. R.V. Grady, with her two children, Ruth and Edith, from Trenton, Ky., is here to spend the summer with her brother, L.W. Snow.
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Miss Petite Martyn is home from Omaha where she is studying to be a trained nurse in the Clarkson hospital. She will remain until she has recovered her health which is somewhat broken on account of overwork.
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Mrs. Samuel Lamhof went to Belgrade Saturday to visit her daughter, Mrs. Tschudin. ... Miss Louise Davis returned Saturday from Platte Center near where she visited her sister, Mrs. Evans. ... Charlie Van Alstine came up from Omaha Saturday and remained until Monday visiting his parents.
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Mrs. Bardwell and two children left Wednesday of last week for St. Louis where Mr. Bardwell is located in buiness and where they will make their home.
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Mrs. Lewis Jones living west of Columbus left Friday for Cheyenne, called by the illness of her daughter, Mrs. Powers, who gave birth Friday to a son.
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Bert Lawrence, son of Mrs. E.J. Young visited his relatives here over Sunday leaving Monday for Omaha. Mr. Lawrence is now civil engineer for a St. Louis railroad company.
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Miss Lida S. Halsey of Chicago who was a guest of her brother last fall, arrived here Saturday on a visit to her relatives, and will remain in the city until June. Miss Halsey is studying to be a missionary to Japan, and contemplates leaving within a few months for that country.
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Miss M.A. Lamb sister of Mrs. J.D. Stires who is teacher of embroidery in one of the large art schools in England arrived in the United States about six weeks ago and is now with relatives in Philadelphia. Miss Lamb expects to visit Columbus some time during the summer.
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Wm. Gibson of Cedar Rapids was in Columbus Friday on his return home from Omaha, and was the guest of his aunt, Mrs. Lloyd, while in this city.
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Henry Getz, who has been employed in Chicago the past year arrived here yesterday and is visiting his many relatives. He will leave soon for Denver where his parents reside, and where he expects to remain.
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Louis J. Wagner, son of John Wagner, returned home yesterday evening after eight years absence from Columbus. Louis has been an extensive traveler during these years, has visited every state west of the Mississippi, was in Alaska a few months and has had varied experiences in business lines. Mining, college student, running a restaurant and railroading have given him active occupation continually. Six months ago he sprained a knee and has since been confined in a hospital in Spokane, and is now just able to get around on two crutches. Louis expectes to remain in Columbus indefinitely.
The Columbus Journal, May 25, 1904
Samuel Vallier of Madison visited his brother, Dr. Vallier, over Sunday.
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Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Godhersen left Thursday of last week for Omaha where they will reside.
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Mrs. Simeon Jones of Omaha is visiting her father, Fred Brunholm, and family. She expects to return home Saturday.
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E.G. Brown and two sons, of Humphrey, were in the city Wednesday on their way to Iowa where they went to visit relatives.
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Mike Ebel, for about thirty years a farmer seven miles south of town, was in town yesterday. Mr. Ebel expects to hereafter make his home in Bellwood.
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Frank Kotlar, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kotlar, spent Sunday at his Columbus home. Frank has been in the regular army since February and is a member of Co. M., 30th. U.S. Inf. He expresses himself as being pleased with army life.
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A.H. Hardy attended the shooting tournament held in this city last week, and remained over Sunday to visit with his brother, C.C. Hardy. He expects to return Saturday to visit relatives. Mr. Hardy will move his family within a few weeks from Hyannis to Lincoln where he expects to make his future home.
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Mr. and Mrs. John Ernst of Duncan celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding, Wednesday of last week. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ernst enjoyed the event in reasonably good health. Mr. Ernst immigrated to this country in 1866 and took a homestead near Duncan where he has since resided. In the early days he was engaged int he construction of the Union Pacific railroad. Later, devoting all his time and energy to the interests of his family and homestead, he succeeded in accumulating a large amount of property, and a great number of friends who respect him as a good citizen whose word has always been valuable as his property.
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Miss Marie Hall returned home to David City Monday after a brief visit with her brother, Rolla.
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Mrs. Walter N. Halsey was operated upon Wednesday at the hospital and is now improving as well as could be expected.
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E.G. Billsbye, for several months manager of the Swift office in this city, has been transferred to Fairbury and W.L. Rowley of Aurora takes his place.
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Miss Ada Barter, niece of Mrs. Adams, closed her term of school in Duncan Friday and left Monday for Blomington, Illinois, to join her mother. Miss Barter expects to remain in the east.
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Certificates of award for pupils neither absent nor tardy the last school year were issued by Superintendent Leavy since the last issue of the Journal as follows: Francis and May Dugan, district 22; Gertie Schurr, 74; Leonora Anderson, 65; Barbara Weber, 25; Hugh Wilk, Gertrude Hennessey, Emil Benthack, Edward Van Allen, Effie Wilk, Pearl Evans, Willie Johnson, 24.
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Mrs. Minnie Weaver arrived Saturday from Morrison, Illinois, and will make an extended visit to her mother, Mrs. J.P. Becker.
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Roy From, son of Chris From, arrived home Monday from Lakeside, Utah, and expects to remain about one month before going to Illinois where [he] will take a course in a school for machinists.
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Otto Samuelson, a farmer of Newman Grove, plead guilty before Judge Munger, in the United States court, yesterday, to the charge of taking out of the postoffice a letter addressed to an employe and holding it for four days. He was fined $25. Samuelson, who is an old man, sent money to Sweden to bring over a man who went to work for him. The man left Samuelson's farm before he had paid by his work for the money which had been advanced him. Samuelson, thinking that by holding the letter, which had been sent from Sweden, he could force a settlement with his former employe, retained it in his possession, but did not open it, and, after four days, returned it to the postoffice.
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More or less excitement has been caused within the last few days by a small pox scare. A few cases have developed within the city limits and as is usual, the danger has been greatly exaggerated. Up to date only five families have been placed under quarantine, with five cases in one family, nine in all. Thanks to the care of City Physician, Dr. D.T. Martin, every case is being carefully watched and a spread of the disease will be carefully guarded against. All the cases are of light form and not in the least dangerous. Public meetings have been stopped and the churches closed. There seems to be no cause to fear a general spread of the disease. The following are under quarantine: Mr. Poeschel, five cases; Miss Knight, at Jeff Lohr's; May Mahood; Chas. Finecy; Grace Bloom at home of John Geer; and A. Berger, about one and a half miles from the city.
The Columbus Journal, June 1, 1904
Miss Anna Lichtenberg of Cedar Bluffs visited her sister Miss Clara Licthenberg part of last week. ... Mr. Schimp, father of Mrs. H.H. Millard of Alliance, Ohio, is visiting his daughter on his way home from California.
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Mrs. Anna Polson and two sons Albert and Robert of Nels City, Washington, arrived here Saturday from St. Louis where they had been visiting, and will spend four weeks with A. Luth and family. The Polson family have been visiting the Fair in St. Louis. Mr. Polson remained in the city and will join relatives here later.
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Mrs. Melvin and daughter of California are visiting Charles Miller. Mrs. Melvin is Mr. Miller's sister.
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Mrs. Chapman has returned from Mountain Park, Okl., and will make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Woosley.
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Leo. Gutzmer returned home Saturday from the South where he has been railroading on the Southern Pacific. He expects to be home two months and will return then to San Antonio, Texas.
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Mrs. G.M. Loseke who has been the guest of Mrs. Hoppen several weeks left Thursday for an extended visit to Kansas City and St. Louis. In the latter city she will visit her daughter, Mrs. Miller.
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Mrs. H.A. Clark returned home Friday from Omaha where she visited relatives. ... Miss Freda Post is home from Chicago where she visited her sister and other relatives. ... Ora Glass of Lincoln, formerly of Columbus, visited friends here from Saturday to Tuesday. ... Mrs. Adolph Sauer of Omaha arrived Saturday on a two weeks visit to her sister, mrs. Al Butler. ... Mr. and Mrs. Lennon of Omaha came up Thrusday for a short visit. They are guests of Mrs. Lennon's mother, Mrs. Dietrichs.
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M. Rothleitner last week purchased the Fred Stevens property on Eighteenth street for a consideration of $2,500 and will occupy it in about two weeks. The property is at present occupied by John Unland who will move into the Joe Frevert property across the street.
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Alex Gibson of Cedar Rapids came down Tuesday to visit his aunt Mrs. Lloyd.
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Mrs. Ernest Scott was called to Sioux City, Saturday by the serious illness of her mother.
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Charles Jerome and Forrest Jerome of Chicago, son and nephew respectively of Mrs. M. Jerome, arrived Thursday on a visit to relatives here.
The Columbus Journal, June 8, 1904
Blake Maher of Platte Center was in Columbus Thursday last on business.
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Mrs. Abe London returned Friday from St. Louis where she has been visiting her parents. ... Mrs. L.A. Ewing of Madison visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wagner, returning home Saturday. ... Miss Lida Turner returned home from Norfolk where she has passed two weeks with her sister, Mrs. H.A. Rowe. ... Samuel Shimp of Alliance, Ohio, who has been visiting his daughter Mrs. H.H. Millard, left Saturday for Omaha to visit another daughter, Mrs. Goss. ... Miss Stella Krause of Genoa visited her aunt, Miss Bertha Krause, Thursday, on her way home from Bellevue.
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W.R. Smith, assistant cashier of the Smith National bank of St. Edward, was in Columbus Thursday evening on his return home from Hartington where some of his thoroughbreds had carried off good money at the race meeting.
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Dr. Mark T. McMahon, of the Chicago College of Dental Surgery, has established an office over the postoffice. The doctor enters upon his career well prepared, and this coupled with his well known energy will certainly bring him success.
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Miss Lulu Crawford of Central City was the guest of Miss Bertha Stauffer last Thursday. Miss Crawford was a former resident of Columbus, during the years her father was pastor of the Congregational church. She is now an accomplished musician and teacher of the art in Central City.
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The friends of Thomas Gentleman, cousin of Mrs. D.C. Kavanaugh and well known to Platte county people, will be interested in the following which appears in the World-Herald of Monday: “Henry C. Foster was found guilty of manslaughter, the jury being out five hours. Foster was tried for the murder of Thomas Gentleman, a watchman in the employ of the Union Pacific, who was shot in the groin by Foster. The latter had gone to the railroad yards for the admitted purpose of stealing coal. He claimed that the shooting was done in self defense, after Gentleman had made an assault upon him. Foster was remanded to jail to await sentence. The maximum sentence for manslaughter is ten years.
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Mrs. Hans Hansen and baby of Harlan, Iowa, arrived Thursday to visit her sisters, Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Rothleitner and Mrs. Scott. J.C. Swartsley returned home with Mrs. Hansen, and will remain here for the summer.
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Louis Jones of Postville was in town Saturday to bring the assessor's books from Joliet township, his father, Thomas Jones, the assessor, being confined to his bed. Mr. Jones is quite seriously ill from cancer of the stomach.
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Sister Edwards, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Fitzpatrick, visited over Sunday in Columbus while on her way from Omaha, where she has been druggist in a hospital, to Denver where she will have a similar position in the St. Anthony hospital.
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Ellsworth McWilliams left yesterday for Louisana where he has accepted a position as bookkeeper. His brother Everett of Genoa has taken his place in the grocery store and will move within a few days to the Strother property on Nebraska avenue, which was recently purchased by McWilliams.
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George Wilson, who has been attending the state university, came up Saturday and will visit a few weeks with his sister, Mrs. Carl Johnson, before going to Montana where he expects to spend the summer. Mrs. Wilson arrived yesterday from Lincoln and will visit relatives here a short time before going to Dakota to spend the summer.
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Mr. and Mrs. A. Haight have leased their home residence on Fourteenth street to M.D. Karr, and Monday took up their home with Mrs. Haight's sister, Mrs. Sparhawk, and family, just west of town. They expect to leave within a few weeks for the west where they will make an extended visit to Oregon, Washington and California. Mr. Karr's family, who have remained in Omaha during his residence here, will occupy the Haight residence this week. The Columbus Journal, June 8, 1904
J.A. Douglas, cashier at the Union Pacific depot, left Friday for Norwood, New York, called by the serious illness of his father. ... Garrett Hulst returned home yesterday from Omaha where he was called by the illness of his mother, who is suffering from gastric fever. ... Mrs. M. Breede left Monday for Cedar Rapids, Iowa, called by the serious illness of her aged father.
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Kennedy & Snyder will move the tomb stone shop from their present location on Nebraska Avenue to Twelfth street just west of the Biene office.
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Mike Ryan, who has been employed by one of the Union Pacific section men, left last week for Cheyenne, where he has a position in the baggage rooms of that company.
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Mrs. Charles Nye of Council Bluffs, who was a resident of Columbus last year, visited two weeks with mrs. M. _ogel, returning home Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Ney will move soon to Lincoln.
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Miss Alma Gertsch from north of Monroe was taken to the sanitarium at Lincoln last Friday where she will be treated for a serious trouble in her knee. Her father, Charles Gertsch, accompanied her to Lincoln.
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Miss Alice Lickley, a graduate of the Columbus high schools, attended the commencement exercises and alumni reception last week. Miss Lickley has been teaching near Silver Creek and went from here to her home at Ord. While in Columbus she was a guest of Miss Helen Jerome.
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J.M. and A.R. Edmiston of Lincoln, residents of Columbus about twenty years ago, were in the city Friday calling on old friends. The Edmistons are state agents for the Union Central Life Insurance Company, and have one of the best paying agencies in the state. They have written many policies for Columbus people.
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Jack Keating visited relatives here the first of last week. His friends will be pleased to learn of his promotion from baggage master at Cheyenne to Ogden, Utah. The new position is one of the best in that line that the railroads companies can offer, and Jack is worthy of the place. He will now have charge of the union baggage rooms of the Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, Oregon Short Line and the Denver & Rio Grande, and will have fifty-five men under his charge and four clerks in his private office.
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Mrs. M.J. Penfield of St. Edard visited her daughter Mrs. A.G. McAllister last week. ... Mrs. W.E. Garlow of David City arrived Saturday on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. A.L. Koon. ... Miss Lottie Hickenberger left last Tuesday for a short visit with her uncle, Mr. Metz, in St. Louis. ... Prof. and Mrs. A.E. Poole will leave Sunday for a two weeks visit with Prof. Poole's parents in Davenport, Iowa.
The Columbus Journal, June 15, 1904
Mrs. Henry Zinnecker of Beaver Crossing was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Zinnecker a few days last week. ... Jacob Zinnecker, jr., and son George of Greenfield, Ohio, arrived here Wednesday for a three weeks visit with Jacob Zinnecker and family. They together with Mrs. Zinnecker, left Satruday for a short visit to relatives in Osceola.
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Mrs. F.H. Rusche entertained yesterday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Kahler of Des Moines and Mrs. John Schram of Seattle.
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Miss Ida Lamb from north of Monroe, was the guest of Miss Louise Davis Saturday on her return home from Wesleyan University near Lincoln.
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The Nebraska Teacher says that Miss Grace Clark, a former Columbus young lady who has been a teacher in Pierce for several years, will take a special course in the state university the coming year.
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Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Vath and children left for Columbus today where they will make their home after so many years here in Schuyler, as that is a better point for him in his work as traveling salesman, owing to railroad facilities. Many friends here wish them well in their new location.--Schuyler Free Lance.
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Mr. and Mrs. S.M. Bruner of Cheyenne, Wyo., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Scott Monday on their return home from a ten days visit to Mrs. Bruner's aunt, Mrs. Henry Hewitt of Shelby. Mrs. Bruner will be remembered here as Miss Lona Harrington, a granddaughter of Mrs. Charity Smith. The young couple were in Nebraska on their wedding trip.
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Wm. Sipple, who has been traveling in western states the last year looking for a suitable location to make his future home, arrived Thursday and is visiting former friends. Mrs. Sipple stopped in Ord to visit her mother and other relatives a few days before joining her husband here. Mr. Sipple saw but one place he preferred to Columbus, and if he is successful in disposing of his property in Platte county to good advantage, he expects to locate in Colorado, but he still has a great liking for Central Nebraska, and says he may yet conclude to remain here.
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Miss Myrtle Parker of Genoa came down Friday and is visiting her sister, Mrs. J.J. Sullivan. ... Miss Grace Lankin of Kirksville, Mo., arrived Thursday on a two weeks visit to her sister, Mrs. R.A. Vallier. ... Mrs. Rube Lisco of Lodge Pole was the guest of R.Y. Lisco yesterday on her return home from a visit to Michigan. ... Mrs. Ray Eaton returned last Wednesday from a two weeks outing, having visited her mother and other relatives in Burwell, Nebraska.
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Chas. Mills, of Columbus, came over last week for a visit with his brother R.A. Mills. He is a painter and paper hanger of that city and enjoys a good business. He returned home Monday morning.--Osceola Record.
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Mrs. A.N. Hollingshead and three children have returned to their home in Ganado, Texas, after a visit to relatives here. Mrs. Hollingshead is a daughter of Wm. Matson. Miss Ethel has been living with her grandparents the past year attending the city schools.
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Mr. and Mrs. A. Haight, Mrs. John Stauffer and two daughters, Misses Bertha and Martha, and Miss Dora Weaver all left today by way of the B.& M. for the western states. Mr. and Mrs. Haight will go direct to Spokane and will spend about one year in visiting friends in various places along the coast. Mrs. Stauffer and daughters will stop in Ellensburg, Washington, and expect to make that their future home, where three members of the family have already located. Miss Dora Weaver will go to Seattle and intends remaining one year with her grandmother, Mrs. Schrack.
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Mrs. Herman Lang of Kansas City, Mo. is visiting her mother, Mrs. Charles Powell. ... W.W. Hurd of Omaha visited a few hours Sunday with his granddaughter, Miss Ethel Hurd. ... Alex Gibson returned home to Cedar Rapids Monday after a visit to his aunt, Mrs. Jas. Lloyd. ... Miss Pearl Freeman of Platte Center is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Freeman, and attending the teachers' institute.
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Will Farrand went to Primrose Monday where he has accepted a position in a grocery store.
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Geo. Baer, who was a lumber dealer in Genoa for many years, was in Columbus Monday en-route to Seattle, where he and his son will engage in some business.
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Miss Vonda Treban left yesterday for Denver where she expects to remain with her sister.
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Garfield Christ Poss and mother of Woodburn were in Columbus Thursday last to attend the funeral of Rudolph Oplinger.
The Columbus Journal, June 22, 1904
The family of M.H. White moved to their farm Saturday where they will make their home.
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Mrs. Ruby Brown arrived Monday from Lincoln and will visit her parents Judge and Mrs. Hensley several weeks.
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Miss Lucy Morse has taken the place of Miss Vesta Slater in the Auditorium music store, beginning work Wednesday. Miss Slater resigns to make an extended visit to Illinois.
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Mrs. John Keating and children visited the Thos. Keating family last week, reeturning Friday to Ogden where they will make their future home, removing there from Cheyenne within the last month.
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Mrs. Robert O'Brien of Cheyenne arrived here Sunday on her way homne from Peoria, Illinois, where she was called by the serious illness of her father. She will visit with relatives here for about two weeks.
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Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Coleman of Everett, Washington were the guests of the family of A. Luth last week on their return home from St. Louis. Mr. Coleman was a teacher in the Platte county schools, about eighteen year ago. He is now an attorney in his home town.
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Mrs. George Hulst of Omaha, who was brought to this city a few weeks ago, and has been ill at the home of her son, Garret Hulst, is much improved. Her two grandsons, the sons of Irve Latham, who lived with Mrs. Hulst, are attending school in the St. Francis academy in this city.
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Mrs. George Randal left Saturday for a visit to her sister, Mrs. Ralph Coolidge, in Lead, South Dakota.
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C.H. Swartsley who now makes his home in Harlan, Iowa, returned to that city Friday after a short visit with his many relatives here.
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Mrs. Osborn, who moved from this city to Fullerton a few months ago, came down Saturday to visit with her daughter, Mr. E.S. Newlon.
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Olga Rasmussen is seriously ill with inflammatory rheumatism. She had planned to leave for Colorado soon to spend the summer with her aunt, Mrs. Matson.
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Miss Petite Martyn returned to Omaha Thursday after spending several weeks at home. She returned to Clarkson hospital where she is studying to be a professional nurse.
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Bert Stillman returned Monday from California where eh went on account of his health. He will leave Thursday for Lead South Dakota where his brother Charle has a drug store. Bert expects to remain with Charles, providing he is pleaed with the location.
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Mr. and Mrs. Timms and Mr. and Mrs. Janing of Osceola, Mrs. Jackson of Creston and Jake Zinnecker of Ohio have all been visiting at home with the family of Jacob Zinnecker. The visiting relatives with those who reside here numbered eighteen, and the family reuion was a pleasant event.
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Sam McFarland left Saturday for Curtis, Nebraska where he expects to start a saloon.
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Milt Speice and family of Kingfisher, Oklahoma are expected here Saturday on a visit to relatives.
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E.L. Suttan of Buffalo county is the guest today of relatives, the family of H.D. Beecroft, on his way home from Omaha where he marketed stock.
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Marc G. Perkins of the Telegram moved his family from Omaha to Columbus yesterday and will occupy the Haight property on West Thirteenth street.
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Otto Kummer has started the erection of a fine dwelling on east Tenth street, across the street north of Gus Viewgutz. It will be an eight room house and built at a cost of about $3,000.
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Miss Minnie Robley of Dakota has been the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Gerrard, the past week. The two ladies went to Monroe today to visit relatives.
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Mrs. Mossman and daughter of Madison were in town between trains yesterday on their way to St. Louis. Mrs. Mossman will be remembered better here as Miss Bell St. Clair.
The Columbus Journal, June 29, 1904
Mrs. Grace Lamkin who is the guest of her sister, Mrs. R.A. Vallier, was an Omaha visitor last week.
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Bineta Laflin, son of Leon Laflin, is nursing a broken arm from which he is suffering as a result of a fall while playing.
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Mrs. F.W. Farrand went to Primrose Monday to visit her son Will, who is engaged in a merchandise store. ... Mrs. Mary Early and son John left Monday for St. Louis where they will visit Mrs. Early's daughter, Mrs. Bardwell. They expect to be gone about two months.
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John Carroll of Chicago was the guest of his cousin, Mrs. Fred Roberts, returning home Sunday.
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The fine new residence of Albert Klug, just north of J.H. Galley's home, is almost ready for occupancy.
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Mrs. F.W. Herrick left yesterday for a trip to New York. She is called east by the illness of both her mother and sister, both of whom are considered to be in quite a serious condition.
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Mrs. Julian Olseen of Omaha arrived last Thursday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Karr, until after the Fourth. Mr. Olseen is expected here Saturday and will return home with Mrs. Olseen.
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The Parry farm eight miles west of Platte Center was sold at the court house at referee's sale last Saturday. Jacob Greisen was the highest bidder, paying $51.10 an acre for it. David Thomas and H. Elliott were referees.
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The home of John Shutt in the west part of town was quarantined this morning for scarlet fever, several members of the family having the disease. The residence of George W. Cleveland was also placed under quarantine for small pox, a stranger having come from Gretna over the B.& M. last evening to the Cleveland home, with the small pox disease fully developed all over his body. The physician in Gretna had not told the patient the nature of his illness.
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Hilton White, son of M.H. White, has left Spokane, Washington, and his relatives look for him to be with them soon. It is probable he will remain in Columbus.
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Thos. Howard of Lindsay, the republican candidate for treasurer last fall, moved his family yesterday to Perry, Oklahoma, where he has purchased an elevator and expects to make his future home.
The Columbus Journal, July 6, 1904
E.I. Browne spent Sunday with the Hensley family, the relatives of his wife.
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With the first of the month, rural mail carriers commenced to draw $60 a month.
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Mrs. Croson of Wymore arrived here Friday to visit at the home of her uncle, R.C. Boyd.
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Paul Duffy of Kansas City and Peter Duffy of El Reno, Oklahoma, spent the Fourth with their parents in Columbus.
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A.A. Munro of New York City, brother of Rev. G.A. Munro, is here on a visit of two weeks with his brother's family.
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Dr. A.E. Vallier who recently settled in Bellwood to practice his profession as doctor of osteopathy, is a brother of Dr. R.A. Vallier of this city.
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Miss Elizabeth Mitchel of Lincoln and Miss Hattie Muller of Council Bluffs are guests of Mrs. Garrett Hulst. Miss Mitchel is a sister of Mrs. Hulst.
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Mr. and Mrs. O. Steinbaugh and Mrs. Alexander of Council Bluffs were in the city Saturday between trains on their way to Monroe for a visit of a few days with relatives.
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Mrs. A.J. McKelvey, who has been a resident of St. Edward the past few years, has been visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mathews and will leave today for Hot springs, South Dakota.
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Steve Ryan and family visited the family of Joseph Ryan in Schuyler Monday.
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Mrs. Elsie Jones of St. Edward is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hudson. ... Billy Baker of Omaha spent Sunday and Monday here visiting his parents and his old friends.
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Mr. and Mrs. Olseen and Miss Bertha Maynard of Omaha who have been visiting the family of M.D. Karr, returned home yesterday morning. Mrs. Olseen is a daughter of Mr. Karr.
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W.B. Dale returned last Tuesday from Chicago where he was in attendance at the republican national convention. He also visited his sister about twenty miles from Chicago.
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Mrs. William Shepard of Council Bluffs, with her children, has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Shepard, her husband's parents. The boys, Willie and Joseph, are staying with their grandmother for a week or longer. [Loup and Platte Valley.]
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Monroe, Neb.,--(Correspondence.)--Mrs. Wm. Webster and children are visiting at the home of Mr. Webster's mother, Mrs. Cole, at Bennett, Nebr.
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Mr. and Mrs. Winn of Kewanee, Ill., are visiting at the home of Mrs. Winn' son, F.R. Hoppack. [Monroe.]
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Mrs. Newton's sister, Mrs. Martin, from Farragut, Ia., is visiting relatives here. [Monroe.]
The Columbus Journal, July 13, 1904
Miss Mabel Hoffman of Dennison, Ia. is here for a visit with the family of her uncle, A. Dussell. ... Miss Roberta Gould arrived in Columbus Saturday night from Mexico City, Mexico on a visit to Miss Maud Galley. ... Misses Blanche Everett and Hazel Moorman of Packwood, Ia. arrived in Columbus last Wednesday to visit Mr. and Mrs. G.T. Everett. ... Miss Ruby Hurd of Omaha spent a week visiting her sister, Miss Alice Hurd, who is the Columbus operator for the Postal Telegraph Company. ... Mrs. F.J. Beaton and children of Omaha are guest this week at the home of Mrs. J.C. Walker. Mrs. Beaton is a sister to Mrs. Walker. ... Mrs. Grace Larkin who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. R.A. Vallier, and Mr. George Hagel left for Kansas City on a visit, last Wednesday. ... L.R. Richardson and Frank Richardson of California, who had been visiting their cousin, Mrs. Garret Hulst, returned home last Wednesday. ... Hilton White, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.H. White, who has been practicing law at Tacoma, Wash., arrived home last Thursday to spend the summer with his parents. ... Mrs. Barringer and A. Loeb and children, all of Nebraska City arrived last Tuesday on a visit to the family of Charles Hudson. Mesdames Barringer and Loeb are mother and sister respectively of Mrs. H udson.
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Mrs. Ray Eaton is improving after an illness which has kept her indoors for some time, though not serious.
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S.E. Baker, the "Lone Tree" Tailor, has accepted a position as traveling salesman for an implement company. Mr. Baker's health demanded a rest, and he chose a money-making means of securing it. His tailor shop will be in the hands of efficient employees during his absence.
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Mrs. Baker, wife of Rev. Baker of Salt Lake City, and son and daughters called between trains Monday at the home of Mrs. M.K. Turner. Rev. Baker, who ten years ago was engaged in the restaurant business in Columbus and later had a pastorate at Albion, is now engaged in missionary wok in Utah, where his family will join him. They have been visiting old friends in Albion.
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V. Terasinski who last week closed on his harness business which he has been conducting for a number of years on west Eleventh street, has been made manager of the business of the St. Louis Harness Co., on East Eleventh street. A.L. Fox who has had charge of the busines since its opening two months ago has been called in to sell to the jobbers. Mr. Fox has made many friends in Columbus by his genial manners and his departure will be regretted.
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Anton Nelson moved to Newman Grove last week where he has bought a butcher shop.
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Miss Emma Wake went to Seward Tuesday to visit her brother, her mother joining her there today.
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Mrs. C.C. Gray with her son Myron and daughter Geraldine left Monday for a visit of several weeks with relatives at Mandota, Illinois.
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Fay McCray came home last night from California on a visit to his relatives. He holds a government position in the west, and will return in about two weeks.
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Albert Weberg, the thirteen-year-old son of Peter Weberg, living in west Columbus, was painfully bitten on the face Monday morning by a large black spider. His face swelled so as to frighten the family, the swelling continuing for twenty yours, but no serious consequences resulted.
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Star Route.--(Correspondence.)--Mrs. Bisson accompanied by friends was visiting her parents and "goose-berrying" at Boheet Tuesday. Mr. Bisson's brother from Pennsylvania is here on a visit. He expects to remain about six weeks.
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The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Welch of Shell Creek will be pleased to learn that she is steadily improving after her long spell of sickness. She is now able to sit up a little at a time. [Star Route.]
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Miss Anna Mais was a Columbus visitor last week where she went to see her sister Miss Ollie who was on her way east to spend her vacation with Rev. and Mrs. W.O. Butler, formerly of Monroe but now of Springfield, Illinois.
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Mrs. H.C. Preston and children returned home Saturday after a visit with her daughter, Mrs. J.C. Fillman, at Osceola.
The Columbus Journal, July 20, 1904
Miss Mamie Curtis is visiting her aunt, Mrs. A.L. Beaty, in Cedar Rapids.
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Will S. Heitzman, a Columbus boy of many years ago, was in Columbus Friday. He now holds a responsible position with the publishing house of Ginn & Co., and covers a wide territory. He has just returned from Montana where he spent a month in the interest of his firm. Mr. Heitzman has been prominently mentioned as successor to J.W. Crabtree in the office of state inspector of high schools.
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Relatives here of Mr. and Mrs. August Merz and Mrs. Anna Lehman have received letters from them stating that they are enjoying their visit in Germany. They experienced seasickness on the voyage over, but had no other difficulties. Mrs. Mertz may remain through the winter but Mr. Merz expects to return home in a few months.
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Will Farrand has returned to Columbus from Primrose where he has been employed in a mercantile establishment.
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Misses Kitty and Maggie Zingg are visiting their sister Alice in Fremont this week. [Platte Center.]
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Miss Ella Coleman, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Martin Dunn, returned to Humphrey Saturday. [Platte Center.]
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Mrs. Henry Yonkie, nee Drinnin, was taken suddenly ill Friday evening. Dr. Evans was called and we learn that the patient was convalescing Sunday.[District 44 and Vicinity.]
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John Wurdeman was threshing his fall grain out of the shock last Tuesday. J.W. Rendell also said that he wxpected to commence threshing next week and the Lueschen boys, Oscar and Henry, have their engineer Wm. Hellbush of Oldenbush over-hauling their engine and separator to be in readiness for early shock threshing in that vicinity. [Star Route.]
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Miss Dora Frese drove to Columbus last Saturday to meet her brother, Franz, who is home for a vaction from the Concordia College at Milwaukee. Franz's many friends were glad to see him. [Route 1.]
The Columbus Journal, July 27, 1904
Mrs. Lucy Terry, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. D.T. Martyn, is here for a visit with her parents. ... Miss Mamie Sheehan is spending her summer vacation in Columbus visiting friends and relatives. ... Mr. and Mrs. Frank Farrand and family of Council BLuffs are visiting the family of F.W. Farrand. ... Mrs. Joseph Henry of Big Trail, Wyoming, is here on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hamer. ... Misses Georgia and Lois Black, nieces of H.E. Babcock, are expected here this week from Loup City on a visit to their relatives. ... Miss Pearl Verjaal, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. L. Weinburger, left for Lincoln Thursday morning. Miss Verjaal expects to take a position as stenographer with a mining company in Lead, S.D. ... Joseph Clark of Cadiz, Ohio, a cousin of Mrs. M.K. Turner, is visiting in Columbus. Mr. Clark came to this country in the early days, buying a section of land near Creston which he has come to inspect annually for many years. ... Fred Bornaman, brother of Mrs. F. Asche, left Friday for his home in Oregon after spending several weeks here. ... Mrs. Anna Henry of Big Trail, Wyoming arrived here Monday on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hamer. ... Mrs. Bessie Kinnie of Canon City Colorado left Thursday for her home after a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shannon. ... C.C. Gray left Monday for St. Louis where he will meet Mrs. Gray who has been visiting relatives in Mendota, Illinois.
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O. Breese began last week the erection of a five-room house on his farm just wet of town. C.C. Hardy is doing the carpenter work. ... J.F. Berney is tearing down the old implement buildings on eleventh street and will erect in their place a two story frame building covered with iron, 44 by 106 feet.
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Walter and Eugene Miessler left Monday for St. Louis. Walter will clerk in the drug store of his uncle in that city until fall when he will enter a pharmaceutical college.
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Mabel Snow, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Snow of Shenendoah, Iowa and niece of Albert Covert, was the guest of the Covert family Sunday. She is spending the summer with her grandmother in Schuyler.
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Miss Jennie J. Laughlin, has accepted a position as stenographer in the law office of C.J. Garlow. Miss Laughlin will also do stenographic work for the public and has posters in the Columbus hotels announcing that fact.
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Harm Husmann, a Russian Baptist missionary, who has been following this work for 19 years along the Vulgar river in Russia is here on a vaction and a visit to his brother who lives near Leigh. Mr. Husman occupied the pulpit of the baptist church in Platte Center Sunday morning and at the Shell Creek Baptist church in the evening. There was a large attendance at both places, and the Shell Creek church a collection of $20 was raised without previous announcement and given to Mr. Husmann to assist him in his missionary work. We read and hear so much about these missionary's having trouble in holding their meetings being arrested and the meetings being broken up and complaints made by them saying that they are at times being persecuted in the work. Mr. Husmann says that the laws of that country are very strict in regard to holding meetings. It being necessary first to procure a permit from the chief of police and that the law is strict in regard to the number that may be admitted to a room of a certain size owing to the unhealthfullness of so many being crowded together in a small room. The breaking of these rules and laws laid down by the government is what has caused so much trouble. Mr. Husmann says that he has always complied with these laws and in the nineteen years of his work there he has never once been molested. He will remain here about two months. [Star Route.]
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Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Webster and children returned home Friday evening from Mrs. Webster's former home in Bennett, Neb. They were accompanied by Miss Cole, Mrs. Webster's sister, who will visit here for some time. ... Mrs. F.J. Russell and son of Arcadia, who have been visiting friends and relatives here for several weeks, left Monday noon for Schuyler to visit with Mrs. Adam Cunkle. ... Mr. and Mrs. F. Dack and daughter of Galva, Ill., are visiting relatives here. Mr. Dack is a brother of John Dack. [Monroe.]
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Perry Brown returned from Dakota yesterday, where he has been for the past two months, camping and looking at the land; we hear he has taken a homestead.
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Dr. Jones was summoned Monday morning at 2 o'clock to Joe Hamlet's, five miles north of town, his little three year old son being very sick.
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Fred Kohl, wife and daughter who have been visiting Mr. Kohl's brother-in-law, Nels Peterson here, left Tuesday for Danforth, Illinois on a visit to their old home. Mr. Kohl has large land interests here and is now living in California. [Humphrey.]
The Columbus Journal, August 3, 1904
Miss Carrie McMullen returned Thursday from a three week's visit to her grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Miner of Omaha. ... Mrs. Anna Boe who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reese of Sherman township for the past three weeks, returned to her home in Shipley, Nebr., last Friday morning.
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Fred Mullen, an old-time Columbus boy now residing in National City, California, stopped in Columbus Saturday on his way home from the World's Fair. Fred is engaged in railroad work in the west and he reports the Columbus colony there prosperous and happy.
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Mrs. S.J. Beaton and two children, Miss Hanlon and Miss Kaplin all of Omaha returned home Saturday after visiting at the home of Mrs. Daniel R. Condon. Mrs. Beaton, a daughter of Mrs. Condon has been in the city three weeks, and Miss Kaplin was on her return home from Denver.
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Mrs. Flora Wait of Bloomington, Ill., was the guest of the Rusche family from Wednesday to Saturday. Mrs. Wait will be remembered by old settlers. She is the widow of Henry Wait who owned a fine farm at Wattsville in this county. Mrs. Wait has not seen her old home for more than fifteen years. She will visit a few days with Mrs. Mary Williams at Council Bluffs before returning to Illinois.
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Miss Mabel Huffman returned to her home in Dennison, Iowa, last Thursday. She has been here on a visit with the family of her uncle, A. Dussell. ... Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dack and daughter Winfred left Thursday for their home at Galva, Ill. Mr. Dack is foreman of a large implement establishment there. ... Mrs. C.C. Carrig of Kearney with her three children, who have been visiting relatives in Columbus and Platte Center for two weeks, returned home Monday night.
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Earnest Reese of Pierce, Nebr., is here on an extended visit with his grandfather Mr. Fred Berends. [R.F.D. No. 3.]
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Frank Van Allen is the only lucky man from Monroe who registered at Bonesteel, he having drawn No. 737. The actual value of his claim will depend on the good judgment of 736 other men who will be entitled to entry before Frank can file for his claim. People who know say that his claim should be worth at least $10,000 more than it will cost him to secure it. P.S.--There are several people in Monroe who were disappointed. [Monroe.]
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Geo. McCone and family from Yankton, S.D., arrived Saturday morning for a visit with relatives. They made the trip in a carriage. [Monroe.]
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W.H. Cole and family arrived in Monroe from Broken Bow, and will make an extended visit with friends and relatives.
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Miss Allie Maw, who has been spending her vacation in Chicago and other points in Illinois, arrived Monday for a short visit with her sister and numerous friends before returning to her home in Kearney.
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F.J. Weisner, father of Mrs. A.J. Langer, is visiting here.
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Mr. and Mrs. James Higgins had their infant daughter christened at the morning service at Schuyler Sunday, the little one was given eliza Margarite as its name. Its aunt, Mrs. Eliza Higgins of Schuyler, and Mrs. Eliza Stevenson and Mrs. Eliza Brockklesby, both of this place, claim the little one as their namesake. [Richland and Vicinity.]
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John Miller, who has been working in Nevada and other western states, for the past two years, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller. ... Mrs. Conway and her niece, Miss Marie McKay, of Memphis, Tenn., are visiting M. Cronin and family. [Platte Center.]
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Mr. Nash moved his family to Monroe on Monday. ... Mrs. W.J. Growoock went to Valley for a months' visit. ... Rev. J.J. Parker of Plainview, Nebraska is visiting his daughter, Mrs. R.J. Pugsley. [Monroe Route No. 2.]
The Columbus Journal, August 10, 1904
Miss Elizabeth Sheehan will go to Burwell Saturday, where she will be instructor in Primary Methods in the Garfield county teachers' institute.
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Miss Margarite Griffiths leaves today for a visit of three or four weeks at her home in St. Joe, MO. She will also visit the St. Louis exposition before returning to Columbus.
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Henry Luschen jr. and wife dorve to Creston last Saturday evenng to visit Mr. Luschen's sister, Mrs. Otto Loseke, and Sunday attended the festival at Leigh. [Route 1.]
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An old soldier by the name of Pine has purchased three acres north of town near Mr. Mahaffey's, and has commenced building on the same. He expects to plant the entire tract to grapes. Mr. Pine has quite a record as an old soldier. He was a member of the 7th artillery in Alaska at the time of the cession of Alaska to the United States by Russia, also a member of the 35th cavalry in Alaska at the time, serving in the regular service.
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Mrs. Edgerton and children left Tuesday afternoon for Coin, Ia. to attend the 50th anniversary of her parents' wedding. [Monroe.]
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Mrs. R. Opplinger and her son Rudolph were visiting with their daughter and sister Mrs. S. Imhof Sunday. [Loup and Platte Valley.]
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Misses Agnes and Gertrude Lynch, who lived in Platte Center about ten years ago, arrived here saturday evening from Omaha for a short visit with friends and relatives. ... Mrs. B.J. Hilsabeck of Franklin, Nebr., is visiting at the home of her father, Wm. Bloedorn. ... Mrs. R.W. Perkinson and daughter Kittie departed last Wednesday for Cheyenne, Wyo., where they will visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Rubens and daughters Mary and Rose of Madison, Wis., are the guest of Mrs. Ruben's sister, Mrs. F.G. Cronenthal and family. [Platte Center.]
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Mr. Fisher has begun the erection of a dwelling house on the lots recently purchased. It is a good location and will add greatly to Platte Center.
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Mr. and Mrs. Huffman, Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. T. Hoare, and Mrs. Lou Hoare, Mr. and Mrs. N.H. Ripp, A.E. Hoare and Miss Anna Lamb went to the Loup Sunday on a fishing excursion.
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Miss Amelia Taylor, who has been employed as pharmacist in the Pugh drug store for the past fifteen months, left Wednesday for Bellwood, where she has accepted a position in Dr. Hansen's drug store. Her many friends are sorry to see her go. The vacancy here was filled by Mr. Walter Brasch of Pierce.
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Mrs. M. C. Stevenson drove to Columbus Friday to consult a doctor about a severe cough which she has had since coming here from Mississippi last May. [Richland and Vicinity.]
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Mrs. John Klug visited with her kith and kin on upper Shell Creek Wednesday. [Richland and Vicinity.]
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Mrs. Caroline Herring is having material hauled with which to build a new house and overhaul the old one on the farm.
The Columbus Journal, August 17, 1904
Mrs. A.C. Coon who has been paying a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Ray Eaton, returned yesterday to her home in Burwell.
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Mrs. C.J. Scott and daughter, Miss Myrtle, left Friday for a short visit with friends and relatives at Lincoln and Harvard.
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Word has been received here that J.A. Ritter was sentenced to four years in the New York penitentiary. It will be recalled that Ritter was the man who was arrested on a charge of embezzlement and forgery, while conducting a shining parlor in Columbus under the name of Robinson.
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Howard Clarke says that he will be glad to take some time with any one whose driving horses are afraid of an automobile to get them accustomed to the machine. A few minutes rightly spent will "automobile break" most any horse. Call at the State Bank and fix a date to meet Howard and break your horses. Automobiles are becoming more common daily. You cannot avoid meeting them always. You will find few chauffeurs as generous as Howard Clarke. Better take advantage of his offer. It may save you an expensive run away.
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Dr. F.H. Geer announces his retirement from the firm of Martyn, Evans, Geer and Hansen and from the practice of medicine. The condition of Dr. Geer's health compelled this action. The doctor has disposed of the most of his property in Platte county and will go to Los Angeles to live. Dr. Geer has enjoyed a pnenomenally large practice not only in Columbus, but throughout central Nebraska. In fact it has been the incessant demand for his services that has impaired his health. The social as well as the business circles of Columbus will miss Dr. and Mrs. Geer as they are among the most popular of Columbus' social set. The doctor has earned a reputation of which he may justly feel proud.
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Mr. Evert Carrick visited his sister's family in Columbus over Sunday.
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Mrs. Wm. Speice returned Wednesday from Harlan, Iowa, where she had been visiting relatives and friends for more than a week.
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Mrs. Carrick of Norfolk is visiting her daughters, Mrs. Frickie and family for several days this weeks.
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Charles Winship of Fremont was the guest of John Wiggins Wednesday. Mr. Winship was formerly a Columbus resident.
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The following new students have enrolled in the Columbus College: Wilbur Hutchinson, Valley; Roy Byars, Valley; Thos. Agee, Valley; Aubry Davis, Valley; John Peterson, Valley; Harry Smith, Valley; Wm. Kirkpatrick, Albion; Carl Brittell, Albion, Miss Grace Sillik, Albion; Uriah Louden, Albion; Earl Henman, Albion; Allan Beer, Elgin; Miss Anna Shaw, Neligh; Miss Grace Hall, St. Edward.
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Mrs. Karbine of Omaha arrived Saturday for several days visit with her sister, Mrs. H. Frickie.
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Mrs. F.H. Geer went to Grand Island Monday night for a two weeks' visit with Dr. Geer's mother and sister.
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Miss Bessie Patrick of Omaha arrived last Thursday on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Clarence Sheldon. She returned home yesterday. Miss Imo Monroe of Seattle, Wash., also stopped over on a short visit to Mrs. Sheldon.
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E.R. Bisson, an old soldier on this route, received notice last week of an increase of $4 in his pension. [R.F.D. No. 3.]
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Mrs. Fred Seefeld leaves this week Thursday for a visit with her sister, Mrs. R. Ranz, living near Fremont, Nebr. [R.F.D. No. 3.]
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Mrs. Elizabeth Erb received word Saturday evening of the serious illness of her daughter Rosa who resides at Beatrice. [R.F.D. No. 3.]
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The Rev. Angle held a very interesting meeting in the Oconee church last Sunday and Miss Bertha Chapin was baptized. [Route 4.]
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P.J. Keenan who has been living on the Bushman farm 3 1-2 miles west of Columbus has moved to Columbus. Mr. Keenan contemplates starting a livery barn int he near future. [Route 4.]
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(Too late for publication last week.) Route 4., Columbus, Nebr.,--(Correspondence.)--On Saturday August 6th while riding with his father on a riding plow, little Hiram Studley fell under the plow and sustained a serious and dangerous injury which came very near being fatal, the roller caught him in the back of the neck making a cut nearly 3 inches long and deep enough to expose the large artery located in that part of his neck. Had the artery been severed he would have bled to death in a few minutes. Under the skillful care of Dr. Evans the wound is healing nicely and the little boy is likely to recover.
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Willie Head who has been visiting his uncle, W.T. Craig, returned to his home in Friend, Monday. [Monroe.]
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W.E. Cole and son Leon started Thursday evening for Kemanee, Illinois, where they will visit for a few days. On returning W.E. will be accompanied by his father Joshua Cole and wife, who expect to make an extended visit in Nebraska. [Monroe.]
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E.B. Dannals moved to Newman Grove Monday. [Monroe Route No. 2.]
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Greutlli is getting to be quite an important place. A photographer and two newspaper reports, one for each of the two leading county papers, and we will soon have rural free delivery. [Monroe Route No. 2.]
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Mrs. Thornton of Alliance visited last week at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Hughes. [Platte Center.]
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John McGuane and Mrs. Richard McGuane went to Beaver Crossing Thursday, called by the illness of Mrs. Riorden. [Platte Center.]
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Miss Marion Lamb departed for Illinois on Tuesday of last week. She expects to remain until about Sept. 1st, visiting relatives. [Platte Center.]
The Columbus Journal, August 24, 1904
Miss Lida Sturgeon, who has been employed at North Platte the past several months, arrived home for a short visit.
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Mrs. Albert Klug entertained twelve ladies at a six o'clock tea last Thursday. Flinch was the amusement. The party was in dedication of Mrs. Klug's new home on sixteenth street.
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The seven-year-old son of Dan Thayer, living northeast of Oconee, was kicked in the face by a horse last Tuesday and suffered some very severe cuts. Dr. VOss was compelled to take eight stitches in the lad's face.
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Mrs. Elizabeth Bell of Norfolf visited Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Condon here last week, leaving last Friday for Benton where she will visit relatives. Mrs. Bell is over eighty-one years old but she is still strong and active both in body and intellect.
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E.W. Sanders, head cook at the Home Restaurant, received a telegram yesterday saying that his father was dying at his home in Rushville, He left immediately for the bedside of his father.
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Misses Emma Wenburg passed through Columbus Monday on her way to Fullerton from Red Oak, Iowa where she has been visiting her parents.
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Miss Anna Berger, who has been visiting at the home of her father, A. Berger, west of Columbus for a week returned to Fairbury where she has a position as clerk, last Monday.
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George Swartsley, who has been in the grocery department of Gray's, has secured a position with the National Biscuit Co. in Chicago. After two months work in the Chicago house, he will go on the road for that firm.
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Miss Tapkia Aden is the guest of her cousin, MIss Anna Sturgeon.
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Louis McMullen has accepted a position as bell boy at the Perkins hotel at David City and left for that city Monday afternoon.
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Miss Maggie Hawk of Iowa stopped off here for a few days visit with her brother, J.F. Hawk, on her way to Idaho where she will teach school the coming year.
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The baby of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Nash has been quite sick for the past two weeks. ... The baby of Mr. and Mrs. Eastman has been quite sick for several days. [Creston.]
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Miss Katie Luchsinger who has been living at the Eastman home nearly all summer, has gone to Cedar Rapids, Nebraska to visit her sister Mrs. Casper Scheets. [Creston.]
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Miss Tladys Turner will go to Norfolk this evening to remain a few days with her sister Mrs. H.A. Rowe.
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Mrs. Brinkerhoss and Mrs. Youngblut of Central City, mother and sister respectively of Fred Roberts, are visiting their relatives here this week.
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Mrs. George Scott has gone to Kansas City where she will be met by her sister Mrs. Jos. Dawson, and the two will visit the St. Louis fair together.
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Roy From left last week for St. Louis after spending the summer with his parents here. Roy has a position with a theatrical company with which he will travel this year.
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Earl Galley returned yesterday from a visit over Sunday to his brother Will, who is engaged in his father's store at that place. While in Spalding he went on a hunting trip and reports game in the sand hills in great numbers, and many lovers of the sport are out with their guns.
The Columbus Journal, August 31, 1904
Dr. H.A. Hansen announces that he will make Columbus his permanent home, though the condition of his health will prevent his continuing the active practice of his profession.
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Frank Stovicek arrived in Columbus Sunday evening. He will be employed n the Schostag cigar factory. Mr. Stovicek will be an addition to the musical talent of Columbus, being a corentist and violinist. He comes here from Minneapolis.
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Prof. W.E. Weaver returned Monday to his home in Morrison, Ill. where he will take up his work in the schools of that place. Mrs. Weaver will remain here until farther recovered in health. THe child of Prof. and Mrs. W.E. Weaver was christened last Sunday in the Presbyterian church by Rev. Halsey.
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Hazel Garvey was baptized sunday evening in the Baptist church by Rev. Ulmer.
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Miss Marguerete Beecher and Mrs. Chas. Wake went to St. Edward and Genoa Monday for a week's visit with relatives. ... Dan Hurly, who has been visiting at Platte Center the past four weeks, returned to Omaha Monday where he is a law student. ... Miss Harriet Muir, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. Frederick H. Abbott for a few days, returned to her home in Lincoln yesterday.
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Miss Carrie Simmons who has been living with her brother Earl Simmons in Council BLuffs the past two months, visited the family of E.M. Sparhawk and other relatives from Saturday till Monday. Miss Simmons will enter a training school for professional nurses September 1.
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Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pugsley, whose home is between Monroe and Genoa drove to Oconee last Friday morning in time for the Norfolk train. The occasion of this early drive was the return of Mrs. Pugsley's brother and sister who have been spending their vacation on the farm, to their home in Plainview.
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Ed Van Allen is the proud owner of a bran new $950 automobile. Ed is one of those fellows who believe in making others happy and is treating all his friends to a ride.
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Misses Annie Cronin and Alice Zingg chaperoned a picnic party, given by the little folks in honor of MIss Marie McKeon, last Wednesday afternoon. ... Miss McKeon accompanied by her grandmother, Mrs. Coway, departed Friday for her home in Memphis, Tenn.
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Mrs. J.W. Lynch and son Irl departed Saturday for their home in New Plymoth, Idaho, after an extended visit with their many friends and relatives.
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Humphrey, Neb.--(Correspondence.)--F.S. German, guardian, is contemplating for his ward, Marguerite Monstuck, an incompetent, a new house on her 200 acres of land near Tarnov. This is a choice piece of land and the house is badly needed and will add to its value. It has increased in value very much under the careful management of Mr. German. He called together the parties interested last Sunday afternoon, and those present concluded that the new house is necessary for the comfort of the old lady and her son who rents the land and cares for her at the old home. [Humphrey.]
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Sam Miller, sr., was kicked by a horse last Friday. Mr. Miller stood at a distance from the animal or his knee would have been broken. [Richland and Vicinity.]
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Miss Abbie Grady and her cousin, Neelie Grady of Haigler, NEbr., visited Miss Mary Higgins Friday. The young ladies enjoyed a private picnic at McPerhson's lake Sunday. [Richland and Vicinity.]
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Mrs. Elizabeth Doresch has made a complete recovery from the scalding of both feet some weeks ago. Dr. Jones reports that she is able to get around as well as ever. She is seventy-nine years old. [Creston.]
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Mrs. W. Talbitzer is visiting her sister Mrs. J. Rausch this week. [Lindsay.]
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Mrs. E. Lavelle and son Eddie, returned to their home in Sacramento, California Wednesday after spending a month visiting her mother, Ms. Griffin. Miss Mamie Griffin accompanied them as far as Columbus, returning home Thursday. ... Mrs. Gustavson of Newman Grove visited her sister Mrs. Pryer Wednesday. ... Dave Legget who has been in South Africa for several years, returned home last week. The little girl of M. Benjamin, living eight miles south of here was kicked ay a horse Friday, fracturing one of her legs. Dr. Westfall set the fractured limb. ... Mrs. C.A. Gerrard returned from a few days visit at Bellwood Monday, bringing her little girl Marcella, who has been spending the summer with her grand parents, with her. [Lindsay.]

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