Platte Co., NE - 1904 News (Sept-Dec) NEGenWeb Project
PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
News From 100 Years Ago
(September, 1904 - December, 1904)


The Columbus Journal, September 7, 1904
Miss Mercedes Lisco went to Norfolk Monday to visit relatives. ... Miss Glady Turner went to Norfolk Monday to visit her sister, Mrs. H.A. Rowe. ... E.P. and L.N. Morgan of Washington, D.C., cousins of C.J. Garlow, arrived here Saturday on a visit to relatives. They will remain one week.
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Mr. and Mrs. John Jurgensen of Havlock, formerly of Columbus, visited from Saturday to Tuesday in the city. ... Mrs. R.S. Palmer, who has been visiting her sister in Onawa, Iowa, for five weeks, returned home last Wednesday evening.
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Mrs. F.W. Herrick is expected home this week from Warren county, New York, where she was called about three months ago by the serious illness of her mother.
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Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Vallier, whose home is in Leonard, Mo., visited their son, Dr. R.A. Vallier, in Columbus last week. They stopped here on their way home from an extended trip in Yellowstone Park and western states.
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Miss Ethel Henrick went to Lincoln after a visit of a few days with Miss Emily Ragatz. Miss Henrick now lives in Council Bluffs and will attend the University school of music. He mother, Mrs. Mary Williams, is in Columbus for a short visit with Mrs. Richard Ramey.
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Mrs. Amelia Krause visited her nephew Joseph Krause near Platte Center from Saturday to Monday. ... Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Hurd of Omaha arrived Saturday on a visit to their daughter, Miss Ethel Hurd. Mr. Hurd returned home Monday and Mrs. Hurd will remain one week in the city. ... Miss Clara Jacobson returned Friday from Onawa, Iowa, where she has been spending the summer with a sister. ... Mrs. O.D. Butler returned home Thurdsday from a visit to her daughters, Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Mentzer, in the southern part of the state.
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John Wiggins jr., of Kansas City, Kan., and Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell of Clearwater, Nebraska, were called here Friday by the serious illness of John Wiggins.
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The residence of Fred Novel on west Seventeenth street was quarantined Saturday for scarlet fever. Ethel, the eight year old daughter, is the victim.
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Mrs. George Farley and two children of Indianopolis, Iowa, returned home Monday after a visit of one month with relatives, Patrick Farley and daughter, Miss Lizzie.
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Mrs. Harry Miller left Sunday for her home in Ft. Collins, Colo., after visiting here with relatives and friends three weeks. Mrs. Miller, who is known here as Miss Edna Fobes, came to Columbus about three weeks ago to bring the remains of her grandfather, Mr. Hull, for burial in the Columbus cemetery.
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Mr. Watson Weldon of Strang, Neb., visited at the home of his son, James Weldon, a few days last week. [Woodville.]
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Mrs. W.C. Jackson returned home the first of the week. She had been to her daughter's, Mrs. Scudder. [Creston.]
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Mrs. Dennis Steenis dislocated her ankle on Thursday morning. Dr. Jones was called and placed the injured limb in a plaster cast. ... Mrs. Jeff Lohr had a paralytic stroke on Thursday. Dr. Jones reports that she is doing nicely. [Creston.]
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Mr. W.E. Hotchkiss was in Kansas last week where he had been called on account of his brother being drowned. ... On Monday the body of Mr. Summers was brought to Creston for burial. He was living at Albion at the time of his death. [Creston.]
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Franz Mielenz, a former resident of St. Mary's, now of Madison, came down Saturday on business with Robert Kiser who rents a farm belonging to the grand son of Mr. Mielenz, and remained over Sunday calling on many of his friends here. ... Miss Hannah Hansen of Omaha is visiting with her uncle Christ Hansen and family. [Humphrey.]
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David Leggatt of Cape Colony, South Africa, is visiting his brother, James. [Monre Route No. 2.]
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Ruth Connelly of Albion is attending the Sisters' school this year and stopping at her uncle's, M. Mogan. [Lindsay.]
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Mrs. Bellerbeck who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Backes, returned to her home in Osmond Monday. [Lindsay.]
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Mrs. Zuerlein and children of Humphrey spent Sunday with her parents here, Mr. and Mrs. Bodewig. [Lindsay.]
The Columbus Journal, September 14, 1904
Chas. Davis of Havelock visited his daughter, Mrs. Gates, over Sunday.
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Carle T. McKinnie, of the Rosebud reservation, is a guest at the home of his aunt, Mrs. E.H. Jenkins.
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Wm. Webster has the distinction of owning the first automobile in Monroe. It is a two-seated affair and certainly stirs up the dust. Mr. Webster drove it up from Omaha Monday.
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Ralph Pratt of Belvidere, Illinois is visiting his aunt, Mrs. J.F. Linnaberry. He is in the west in hopes of improving his health. Before returning home he will visit in O'Neill.
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Mr. and Mrs. C. Britell of St. Edward visiting Mr. Britell's son, I.H. and family the latter part of the week. They were on their way to the southern states where they expect to spend the winter.
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Mrs. Mary Williams left Thursday after a short visit to friends here, for her home in Council Bluffs. She will visit Fred Williams in Seward and Miss Ethel Henrich in Lincoln before returning home.
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Mrs. George B. Miller of Peru, Indiana, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Allen of Columbus, arrived here last Wednesday night to spend two weeks visiting her father and friends. Mrs. Miller is well known in Columbus where she spent her childhood and continued to live until four years ago. Mr. Miller was passenger conducter on the Union Pacific through Columbus and made many friends here. Mr. and Mrs. Miller lived in Columbus, moving from there to Mexico City. From Mexico City they moved to Peru their present home. Mr. Miller now has one of the best runs out of Cincinnatti and will make that city his permanent home upon Mrs. Miller's return. Little George, who is now working in a drug store at Peru, has been promised a position as machinist at an early date. Evelyn is attending high school and the musical conservatory at Peru and is said to be making excellent progress. Both the children were born and raised in Columbus.
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Joseph Coolidge, wife and baby, of Omaha, visited on Sunday evenng with relatives in this city.
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Miss Rose Greenleaf of St. Louis arrived here Friday to accept a position in the millinery store of Miss Murphy.
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Mrs. Mitchell returned home to Clearwater last Friday. Her nephew, Ralph Wiggins returned with her and will clerk in a drug store there.
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Miss Mamie Maken, who has been spending her summer vacation with her parents in this city, returned Friday evening to Denver where she will resume her school studies.
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H.I. Latham of Phoenix, Arizona came as far as Omaha last Thurday and there met his two sons, Clayton and John, who have been attending the St. Francis academy the past month. The two boys returned home with their father.
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Misses Ethel Elliott, Ella Rasmussen, Caroline Buehler and Blanche Niewohner will leave Monday for a ten days visit to the St. Louis fair. They will be accompanied by Miss Jessie Smith of Hastings and Miss Norien Heines of Sacramento, California. Miss Heines is a cousin of Miss Elliott.
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Jeff Lohr, was in town Sunday and returned Monday to Creston where he has been several days in attendance upon his wife who suffered a stroke of paralyis about two weeks ago. Mrs. Lohr is at the home of her father, Mr. Knight, where she was visiting at the time she was taken ill. Mr. Lohr reports her condition little improved.
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Mrs. W.W. Waters and children went Friday to Broken Bow where she will visit her parents about four weeks. ... Mrs. E.U. Byllesby of Fairbury came up Thrusday on a two weeks visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. G.O. Burns.
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Misses Grace and Naomi Fenton of Grand Island, who six years ago were Columbus residents, were guests of Mrs. Wm. Cassin Sunday, returning home Monday. Miss Grace is now toll operator in the Nebraska Telephone office in that city.
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Miss Jennie Laughlin went to Monroe Friday to take a position as stenographer in there. Miss Anna Godberson left Saturday to accept a like position in a mercantile store in Humphrey. Both young ladies are students in the Columbus Commerical College.
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Mrs. R.E. Jones and MIss Jennie left Tuesday evening for a visit to Mrs. Jones' daughter, Mrs. A.R. Swanson in Denver. They will remain six weeks or two months.
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Mrs. J.H. Frevert and son John are visiting relatives at Big Springs. ... Mrs. L.R. Huffman left Friday for Red Oak, Iowa, where she will visit with her people for a short time. ... Miss Lizzie Dunn visited her sister Mrs. Ben Betterton of Columbus last week. [Platte Center.]
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Mrs. Jacob Steffes, an early resident of Humphrey is seriously ill. [Humphrey.]
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Miss Gronke of Omaha is here for a month's visit with her sister, Mrs. John Rudat. ... Wm. Lewiejohan has sold his hotel business to Peter Bettinger, who will take possession the first of the month. ... Peter Johnson has sold his property, house and lots to Oscar Johnson, consideration $1800. ... Jacob Smith and family of McHenry Ill., who have been here the guests of his brother Fred returned to their home Tuesday. Mr. Smith was a resident of this place at one time and if he can dispose of his property in Ill. he will again make this his home. ... Laverna Thomazin, the little six year old daughter of W. Thomazin living 5 miles southeast of town was injured quite badly last Wednesday, by running into a barb wire fence and cutting her face above the eye and tearing the lobe of the ear loose, besides receiving several otehr scratches. Dr. Walker dressed the wounds. The face will not be scarred. ... Hans Halveson, of Closter, visited with his sister, Mrs. Ablet on Sunday. ... Rev. Westphal and wife returned to their home in Holyrod, Kansas Monday [after] visiting with relatives. Rev. Westphal was accompanied [by] his daughter, Hattie who has spent the summer here. ... Matt Ripp is working for Herman Kamrath in the livery barn. [Lindsay.]
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Mrs. Williams and sister, Miss Iola Dillon left Wednesday for a visit with friends at their old home at St. Paul, Nebraska. ... Dawson McWilliams is visiting the families of his brothers, W.A. and Marshall. [Monroe.]
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Ralph Sterner's father and brother were over from Madison on Sunday visiting. ... Jake Evens and George Newhoff returned from Neligh Saturday where they had been running their picture machine, they report a good business. ... Herman Carlson broke his arm five weeks ago Saturday and has been carrying it in splints ever since. Dr. Jones has now removed the splints and the injured member is now in good condition. Mr. Carlson lives six miles north of Creston. [Creston.]
The Columbus Journal, September 21, 1904
Mrs. Paul Hagel underwent a serious operation Tuesday in St. Mary's hospital and is now doing as well as could be anticipated. ... Bev, and Mrs. F.J. McGovern of Albion came to Columbus last night bringing their little daughter with them for treatment at St. Mary's hospital. They expect to be able to take her home in [a] few days. ... Henry Brunhober, fireman on the Spalding passenger train, was brought home ill yesterday and is now at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brunhober in the eastern part of the city. He is suffering from rheumatism and appendicitis.
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Becher, Hockenberger and Chambers sold their 160 acre farm fourteen miles north of town on Tuesday, to Henry Hagelman Stearns Prairie, the consideration being $76 an acre. This farm is known as the George Streeter farm, and was purchased by the Columbus real estate firm last winter. ... W.T. Ernst made a sale yesterday of his 160 acre farm three miles north of town, known as the Westcott farm, Nick Adamy purchasing the place. Mr. Adamy last winter purchased 160 acres just south of that place from Mr. H. White and now owns a half section lying all together. The purchase price was $80 per acre.
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Frank Thomas, a former farmer across the river south of Columbus, who has been of recent years a partner with Rudolph Kummer in a flour mill at Red Cloud, arrived in town Sunday. Mr. Thomas has withdrawn from the firm and Mr. Kummer will continue the business.
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Leo Stocks a banker of Genoa, accompanied by his wife, was in town today on their return home from a three months' trip to Wisconsin and Arkansas where they were compelled to go on account of Mr. Stocks' health. They expect to remain at home now, at least for the present.
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Peter Meedel, youngest son of Chris Meedel, returned Thursday looking well and hearty with his pockets full of money, and took his father to the St. Louis exposition. He left Columbus six years ago with his brother and said at that time that he would not return until he could return with money in his pockets. Boys raised right will generally turn out right.
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Miss Barnett was called home to DeWitt, Thursday, by the serious illness of her father.
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Mrs. Thomas Harris of Central City mother of Mrs. Fred Roberts and Mrs. J.B. Gietzen, will move to this city next week, and will occupy the Reinke residence two doors east of Mr. Roberts.
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Henry Wiseman has sold his dray wagon to Chris From, and expects soon to leave with his wife for California, where they will spend the winter. If they find suitable location in that state they will return and dispose of their property here and go west to live.
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D.D. Bray was called to Syracuse Saturday by the serious illness of his mother.
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Miss Bell Thornburg of Winterset, Iowa, is visiting her cousins the Misses Boyd. ... Jamse [sic] Mats of Minnesota arrived Sunday on a short visit with his cousin Albert Wercker. ... Mrs. John Griffey of Cedar Rapids is in the city today visiting her sister Mrs. H.S. Elliott on her way to Illinois. ... Miss Katie Hayes who makes her home with her sister, Mrs. Ryan of Schuyler, is visiting her parents in Columbus. ... Miss Maggie Zinnecker went to Creston Saturday, where she will remain until Wednesday visiting her sister Mrs. Jackson.
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Mr. Elie Wilde of La Mars, Iowa will arrive here today and begin work tomorrow in the Gray dry goods store.
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Mrs. C.W. Webber of Colorado Springs Colo., Mrs. Herman, and Mr. Gradoske of Staplehurst, all arrived here today on a visit to the family of J.E. Kaufmann. The two ladies are sisters and Mr. Gradoske is the father of Mrs. Kaufmann.
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J.W. Wisentine returned Monday night from a two weeks' visit with his brother and sister in easter Ohio, whom he had not seen for froty-one years when they were children together. Mr. Wisenstine stopped over one day in Chicago and spent three days at St. Louis on his return. He says that the rich Ohio farms of his childhood have been replaced by coal mines that have changed the character of the population till his birth-place has no more attractions for him. Mr. Wisenstine pronounces the St. Louis fair an expensive luxury. He says that it costs a man a quarter every time he turns around and if he looks back it costs him fifty cents.
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Frank Moston of Johnson City, Tenn. is visiting friends and relatives in Oconee and vicinity the past week. Mr. Moston is an old time resident of Platte county. ... D.D. Bray left for Syracuse, Neb., Saturday morning in answer to a message announcing the serious illness of his mother. [Route 4.]
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Mr. Schuyler Thompson of Bloomington, Ill., is visiting his daughter, Mrs. J.W. Rendell and family. He expects to visit about two months. [Star Route.]
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Marguerite, eldestt daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dischner will attend school at St. Francis Academy of Columbus the coming year. ... Miss Clara Getz of O'Neil is visiting relatives in this vicinity. ... Friends here have received word that Jonas Blust of Loveland, Iowa, is lying very low with appendicitis. [Richland and Vicinity.]
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Mrs. Lew Wahl and her sister Miss Mable Ducey were down from Newman Grove Sunday. ... Mr. and Mrs. P. Carlson attended the wedding of Hans Haverson, Mrs. Carlson's brother, at Newman Grove last Wednesday. ... Andrew Anderson and wife left last Thursday morning for Bloomngton, Ill., to visit a brother of Mr. Anderson whom they have not seen for twenty years. ... Miss Emma Siebken came up from Omaha Saturday for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bodewig, Sunday. [Lindsay.]
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Frank COnnelly of Lindsay with his family passed through twon on his way to his brother-in-laws, Sherman Dripon for a visit last Sunday. [District 44 and Vicinity.]
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Miss Anges Carrig of Humphrey spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. R.W. Gentleman. ... Miss Ada Lamb went to Lincoln Wednesday, where she will continue her studies at the Wesleyan University. [Platte Center.]
The Columbus Journal, September 28, 1904
Mrs. J.D. Brewer sold her home on Eighteenth and Murray street last Monday to her son Will Brewer, and it is now her intention to move to Oklahoma some time before winter, where she will make her future home.
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Rev. and Mrs. Johansen will arrive this evening from Jansas [sic] and will remain with the family of Jacob Zinnecker until they have selected their home in Duncan. Rev. Johansen is the newly chosen German Methodist minister for Duncan and Columbus. The couple have been married but a few weeks.
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Miss Olive Burstch of Bellevue, a niece of Mrs. Edgar Howard, arrived today on a short visit to her aunt.
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Dr. C.H. Gietzen and family are packing their household goods preperatory to moving to Omaha tomorrow. Dr. Gietzen has an excellent position offered him in a dentistry business there. He did not decide until this week to go to Omaha, and is unable to complete all his professional engagements before leaving. The many friends of both Dr. and Mrs. Gietzen will be glad to know of their good fortune but will regret to see them leave Columbus. Dr. Gietzen has practiced dentistry in Columbus four years, coming here direct from Chicago. He has had an excellent practice from the first and his patrons can well recommend him to Omaha people.
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The home of Jas. Koschinski was quarantined this morning for diphtheria, the two year-old daughter being the patient. Mr. Koschinski resides in the southwest part of the city. The child is pronounced by the physicians to be very ill, the disease having gained headway before the doctor was summoned.
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Will Craun, who has been in the hospital for several weeks on account of typhoid pneumonia, is able to be at the home of his sister Mrs. Wollie Craun north of town. Mr. Craun has for several weeks been confined to his father's home in this city from pneumonia.
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Mrs. Cogin of Lincoln county, Missouri arrived here last evening to visit to her daughter. Mrs. Will Craung and son Will Wadell. Mrs. Cogin will be remembered here as Mrs. S.A. Waddel, but since her last visit here she has been married to Mr. Cogin. Her husband is the assistant superintendent of the new railroad beging built by the B.&.M. between Monroe, Missouri and Mexico. Mrs. Cogin is accompanied by her two youngest children Alberta and Arthur.
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Harry Askine will leave Wednesday for Spokane, Wash., where he expects to make his home with a sister. Harry has been at home with his father during the summer months, coming from the western states where he had been for several years.
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Mrs. Anna Henry left this noon for her home in Big Trail, Wyoming after a visit during the summer to her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ha__er. Mr. Henry came last week and remained until Saturday when he went to Hay Springs to inpsect the Taylor cattle ranch.
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Cam Webb, a former Columbus young man, was in the city a few hours between trains today, on his way east. Mr. Webb is now field agent for the Balch Bros., publishing house of Boston, a company which devotes all its labor to the publishing of high class literature. Mr. Webb has charge of the states west of Chicago.
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Mrs. Jas. Kirkpatrick of Grand Island is in the city visiting her son and his wife.
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Mrs. Henry Brunhoben returned to day from Spalding with her household goods, expecting to make Columbus her home.
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Will Beecroft, who joined the regular army about one month ago and is now stationed on Angel Island near San Francisco, writes home that they have received notice that they will sail October 1 for the Philippines. Will has enlisted in the army for the three years term.
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Mrs. J.W. Bracket, of Sturges S.D., is visiting her sister Mrs. A.L. Davis. Dr. Bracket has gone to Chicago on business and to visit his mother. He expects to return the last of the week, and will make a brief visit in Columbus before returning to Sturges. [Star Route.]
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Mr. and Mrs. Gust Benson and family visited with Mrs. Benson's sister Mrs. Hans Stinere in Newmans grove Sunday. [Palestine.]
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Dr. E.B. Evans arrived in Lindsay Tuesday evening. He comes to accept a position as assistant to Dr. Walker. Dr. Evans is a graduate of the Baltimore Medical college of 1897. He served three years at a Baltimore hospital and did three years private practice before coming west. [Lindsay.]
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Jeff Lohr is going to move into the McCam house in the west part of town. ... Fred Black has rented the Mills house. [Creston.]
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Mr. Braasch moved his family into the M.E. Clother house last week. ... Mrs. J. Cahill and little daughter, who have been at the home of Mrs. Cahill's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Regan, for the past six months departed Saturday, for Denver, Colo., where they will join Mr. Cahill. They expect to make Denver their permanent home. ... Richard Higgins of Kansas City was the guest of M. Cronin and family last week. Mr. Higgins is a nephew of Mrs. Cronin. [Platte Center.]
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Mrs. J.H. Munter and son Jakie returned Tuesday from Tennyson and other points in Indiana, where they have spent the summer. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. E. Tanner and child, who expect to make their home in Monroe. Mrs. Tanner and Mrs. Munter are sisters. ... James Gillespie moved his family to the Lewis property this week from Genoa, where he has made his home since last April. ... Marshall McWilliams and family leave today for Omaha, their future home. Marshall has accepted a position in the hardware department of Hayden Bro's. [Monroe.]
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Frank and Earl Glines are visiting at the home of their grandparents, Mr. and mrs. Henry Clayburn. ... Myrl Clayburn of Grand Island is visiting his parents. ... Mr. Hinkle's daughter from Idaho, arrived here last Thursday for a short visit at the home of her parents. ... Mrs. Geo. B. Miller, who has been visiting with her father, Wm. T. Allen, departed for her home in Ohio last Sunday. [Wattsville.]
The Columbus Journal, October 5, 1904
Mrs. A. Lockner of Omaha is in the city visiting her many friends and is the guest of Mrs. J. Gluck. She came up especially to attend the funeral of Mrs. Paul Hagel, her former neighbor and very dear friend.
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Dr. L.C. Voss returned home last evening from his visit to the St. Louis exposition. Mrs. Voss who accompanied him, has gone to Holton, Kansas, to visit her relatives, where she will remain about ten days.
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Joseph Henggeler was kept from the Cannon meeting Wednesday night by the serious illnes of his mother. Mrs. Henggler is eighty-four years old. She is very low, and the announcement of her death is looked for at any moment.
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Messrs. John and Charlie McAuley of Anaconda, Montana left last evening for their home after a visit of a few days to their uncles Thos. and Barney McTaggert. The young men spent their early childhood here, leaving this city in 1879.
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The divorce case of Emma Haney vs. John Haney is being heard in district court this afternoon.
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Frank Fugard arrived here yesterday from Washington, D.C., where he is manager of a creamery in the city. Mr. Fugard is here to visit his son Frank, who makes his home since the death of his mother, with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hagel. ... Wm. Thompson, who has been employed n the Steveson ceramery, and was formerly engaged in the Genoa ceramery, quit work here yesterday, and will return with Frank Fugard to Washington D.C. to accept a position under him in a large creamery in that city.
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Mrs. G.M. Baird and children are expected down from Spalding tomorrow for a few days visit. Mr. Baird has transferred his railway mail route from Columbus to Spalding for one in Illinois on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad running into St. Louis. He will leave with his family in about two weeks to take up his residence at Lebanon, Illinois. ... Miss Ethel Hurd the manager of the Postal Telegraph company at this place resigned her position in that place about two weeks ago and left this evening for her home in Omaha. She will take a rest of a few months. J.M. Curtis has been installed in her place and has already taken charge. Mr. Curtis will resign his office as justice of the peace some time this month, but will retain his position as police judge and will continue his type-writing work.
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Dr. and Mrs. C.D. Evans went to Lincoln this morning and will join the Governor's staff there tonight for a trip to Seattle, to witness the christening of the battleship Nebraska.
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Miss Lucy Morse left Sunday for Kansas City, where she will remain and clerk for an uncle.
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Miss Gladys Turner will go to Norfolk this evening to remain a few days with her sister Mrs. H.A. Rowe. ... Mrs. Brinkerhoss and Mrs. Youngblut of Central City, mother and sister respectively of Fred Roberts, are visiting their relatives here this week. ... 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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W.J. Newman, accompanied by his wife, and Miss Emma Bisson, spent Sunday with B.F. Ellis, his mother and sister, Bell. [Route 3.]
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Mr. and Mrs. Ben Betterton of Columbus, are visiting at the home of Mrs. Betterton's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dunn. ... Martin Schelp of Illinois is visiting with relatives here. He is a nephew of Wm. Schelp. ... Hanna Hansen, who has been visiting at the home of her uncle, Chris. Hansen, for several weeks, returned to her home in Omaha Thursday. ... Mrs. O'Neil and daughter, Maggie will open a Millinery and ressmaking establishment in the rooms over the 20th century drug store. [Platte Center.]
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Frank Clark who used to live here but lately has lived at Arlington, is here on his wedding trip. He and his wife will go to Fremont this week where he has a good position in the creamery at that place. [Creston.]
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J.A. Gleason's family moved to Primrose this week where Mr. Gleason is employed in an elevator. [Monroe.]
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C.U. McNeill and family left Monday for Pierce, where they will make their home. [Humphrey.]
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Mrs. Lizzie Partlett of Petersburg, formerly of this place, visited friends in town the first of the week. People here will remember her as Miss Lizzie Yonker. ... Mrs. Peter Johnson of Newman Grove visited her brother, Chas. Anderson, Sunday. ... The hotel changed proprietors Saturday, Peter Bettingr taking the place of Wm. Lewejohann. Mr. and Mrs. Lewejohann will engage in the hotel business at Hooper. ... Mrs. Halverson of Closter is visiting her daughter Mrs. P.A. Carlson this week. ... Mr. Lindaberry and wife of Brdish came down Monday to visit with Mr. Frank Hamons and wife. Mrs. Lindaberry is a sister of Frank Hamons. [Lindsay.]
The Columbus Journal, October 12, 1904
Mrs. James Corbett and little daughter Wauneta returned last evening from a three weeks' visit with relatives in Altoona, Illinois.
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R.E. Watzke of Richardson county, the democratic candiate for secretary of State, is a brother of Mrs. M. Stonesifler of Omaha, formerly of Columbus. Mr. Watzke was formerly a commercial traveler and has many acquaintances here.
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Garrett Hulst has purchased an interest in the real estate, loan and insurance business of his half-brother, H.I. Latham, of Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Hulst went east to look over the business field about ten days ago. Mr. and Mrs. Hulst will leave some time during the winter to make their home in Phoenix.
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Mrs. L. Weinburger is visiting her parents in Lincoln for a few days.
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Mr. and Mrs. E. Cole of Monroe are in town today on their way to Portland, Oregon, where they will spend the winter.
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Miss Maggie Sullivan of Albion is visiting at the home of her aunt Mrs. Thos. Keating, on her return home from Monticello, Iowa.
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H.M. Boydston, representing the Bankers Life Insurance Co., of Lincoln, will make Columbus his permanent headquarters from this time.
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In the district court today Louise Gores files suit for divorce from Frank Gores, and asks for custody of their children. McAlliter & Cornelius are her attorneys.
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Mrs. G.D. Hook of Capser Wyoming, arrived here today and will visit with her daughter Mrs. U.S. Mace. She came by way of Norfolk where she was formerly a resident.
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New Buildings.--Among the improvements in the community is the new residence of August Krueger just north of the brewery and the new barn on the farm of John Hebiel seven miles north east of the city. The Krueger residence will be built at a cost of about $1,500. Both contracts are let to Roth Bros.
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Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Adams who went to Washington in the spring expecting to make that state their home, returned to Nebraska Sunday, and will make their residence in superior. Mr. Adams will engage in the banking business with his father. Mrs. Adams is known better here as Miss Lora Becher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.G. Becher.
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St. Edward Delegation.--Among the St. Edward people who came down to attend the republican rally this afternoon are R.F. Williams, S.J. Kennedy, H. Gordon Cross, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Edwards, S. Boyd, R.G. Thomazin, Leon Sisson, J. DeVine, W.T. Curry, O.S. Doods, Frank Buck, B.H. Huffman, Chas. Buck, Fred Hush, G.B. Horn, M.O. Smith, J.M. Anderson, G.E. Willard, G. Wait, C.A. Anderson, Rictor Reed, L.E. Anderson, A.J. Slrade, Howard and Harry Ellison.
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Jared Blotget, five year old son of Mrs. Sam Taylor of Gardiner, met with an accident last Wednesday, breaking two bones in his wrist. Mrs. Taylor was driving in a spring wagon and the little boy climbed in from behind and just as he got in one of the horses gave a jump, throwing him to the ground. Doctor Stoddard from Silver Creek was called. [Loup and Platte Valley.]
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Mrs. C.J. Terry returned home last night from Omaha, where she visited her mother and saw the carnival. [Monroe.] W.G. Gooden writer of the Bankers Life Insurance Co., of Nebraska is visiting at the home of his brother-in-law, T.W. Blackmore and looking after business on the side. [Monroe.]
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Grant Battles departed Tuesday for an extended visit with relatives and friends in Illinois. He will also take in the fair at St. Louis before returning. [Woodville.]
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Tuesday of this week Mrs. F.B. Cotton and mother, Mrs. Wilkens drove to Columbus to do some trading. [Woodville.]
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Nora and Maggie Murphy are visiting relatives and friends in Humphrey. Their home is in Michigan. [Humphrey.]
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Mr. and Mrs. John Klug spent Sunday with P. Luchsinger of School Creek. [Richland and Vicinity.]
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Sam Miller, Jr., has rented Ed. Ketchmark's farm as has also James Lambrecht of Schuyler rented Gus Kluck's farm in Platte county, which Mr. Sanfelt now occupies. [Richland and Vicinity.]
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Arthur McGann arrived in Columbus one day last week from Denver, where he went about six weeks ago, and his brother John, who has been railroading out there for nearly two years, returned one week earlier. Their two sisters, Lottie and Gertie, who were living with relatives at Denver are now visiting with relatives in Ohio, Illinois. [District 44 and Vicinity.]
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Rebecca and Goldie Nichols, who live three miles east of this city returned Saturday noon from Omaha, where they have been visiting relatives for a few days. [District 44 and Vicinity.]
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Grant Battles departed Tuesday for an extended visit with relatives and friends in Illinois. He will also take in the fair at St. Louis before returning. [Woodville.]
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Bertha Boetcher returned to town after a week's visit with her brother Albert Boettcher. [Woodville.]
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Lou Eddy who had the end of his finger bitten off by a hog, is able to work again. [Creston.]
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Nora and Maggie Murphy are visiting relatives and friends in Humphrey. Their home is in Michigan. [Humphrey.]
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Mrs. Mary Steffis is very low, not expected to live. She has the respect and sympathy of many friends. [Humphrey.]
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Sam Miller, jr., has rented Ed. Ketchmark's farm as has also James Lambrecht of Schuyler rented Gus Kluck's farm in Platte county, which Mr. Sanfelt now occupies. [Richland and Vicinity.]
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Mr. and Mrs. Brocklesby are entertaining their nephew, Wm. Brocklesby of Santa Barbara, Cal., this week. [Richland and Vicinity.]
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Arthur McGann arrived in Columbus one day last week from Denver, where he went about six weeks ago, and his brother John, who has been railroading out there for nearly two years, returned one week earlier. Their two sisters, Lottie and Gertie, who were living with relatives at Denver are now visiting with relatives in Ohio, Illinois. [District 44 and Vicinity.]
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The recent change in rural mail route No. 2, Harry Beardsley, carrier, which took effect October 1st, adds two miles to the route, and on the extra two miles, passes the residences of F. Ruth, J.H. Drinnin, M. Sheely, John Schrieber, Barnhard Mueller, F. Bazinger, WIll Borneman, F.H. Johnson, and John M. Curry. [District 44 and Vicinity.]
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Mrs. Frank Hamons went to Newman Grove Tuesday to visit her parents. [Lindsay.]
The Columbus Journal, October 19, 1904
Mrs. H.J. Hall returned today from a visit to her relatives, the families of Ed Marmoy and Earl Simmons in Council Bluffs and Omaha.
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Robert Avery who has been employed on the ranch of C.H. Sheldon moved his family to this city where he will reside for the winter.
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Mrs. Steward and her daughter, Mrs. Hoag of Silver Creek, came in last evening from Douglas, where they had been two weeks, visiting.
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Mrs. J.H. Cogin, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Will Craun north of town, left today for Mexico, Missouri, where she was called by the serious illness of her husband, who is suffering the effect of a fall from a train. Mrs. Cogin will be better remembered here as Mrs. S.A. Waddell.
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Mrs. L. Weinberg returned home yesterday from a visit to her parents in Lincoln. ... Miss Mable Shown of Sioux City arrived today on a visit to her sister Mrs. Ernest Scott. ... Miss Agnes Aable returned today to her home in OMaha after a visit to her counsins the Misses Rasmussen. ... Miss Eliza Stevenson is expected here tomorrow from New York state on an extended visit to her brother F.N. Stevenson and other relatives.
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The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dietrichs living near the court house, was near deaths door yesterday, having been almost drowned in a tub of water that was standing too convenient for the little one to play in. The child was given home treatments by the mother and neighbor women, and by the time physicians arrived she had almost recovered. The baby [is] fifteen months old.
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Mr. Phillips, father of G.W. Phillips, is lying very ill at the home of his son. His friends have no hopes of his recovery.
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Mike Welch, who is making his home at the soldiers' home in Grand Island, arrived here last evening on a visit to friends.
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John Schram of Seattle, Washington arrived here yesterday and will visit a few days with relatives in and around Columbus. ... Mrs. R.M. Goodell of Marion, Va., arrived here last evening on a visit to her father, Rev. Olcott and half sister, Mrs. I.H. Brittell. ... Mrs. S. Jones of Omaha is visiting her sister Mrs. Henry Wiseman and other relatives in the city. Mr. Jones will come up next week. ... Ed Hagerman writes to his brother here from San Diego, California, that he has gone there from San Francisco and expects to make that city his home.
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Will Hoiangton of Neligh, Nebraska started to work today for the Columbus creamery company, taking the place of Wm. Thompson who went to Washington, D.C.
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Mr. and Mrs. Applegate of David City are visiting Neal McLain and family on their return home from Belgrade where they visited their children. Mr. Applegate and Mr. McLain were neighbors forty-eight years ago in Ioa. Mr. Applegate was one of the soldiers in the civil war, and was one of the boys who marched with Sherman to the sea. He has lived in Nebraska thirty-six years.
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Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schroeder and daughter Miss Maggie are all suffering from a severe case of poisoning, caused from eating head cheese that was given them by friends. They partook of the meat at the supper meal night before last. Mr. Schroeder ate heartily of the food and was very ill all night but has recovered more rapidly than the other members of the family. Mrs. Schroeder and Miss Maggie are still confined to their beds. Mrs. Fisher, a neighbor who also received a portion of the same meat Monday, was very ill for a few hours, but did not attribute the cause at the time to the meat. It is not known what caused the poison in the meat, but it is supposed that as the animal was killed last week, it had perhaps not been properly cured during the warm weather.
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Mr. Dennie Sullivan has been seriously ill since Wednesday but is reported as somewhat improved this afternoon.
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Frank Welch, who joined the regular army nearly two years ago, and has been stationed at Fortress Mornoe, Virginia, arrived home Thursday.
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The Messrs. Nilson, sons of Swan Nilson of Linne, Cal., formerly of Monroe, who have been visiting their relative in that community for three weeks, were in town today on their return home to California.
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Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Janing and children of Osceola arrived last evening on a visit to relatives here and at Creston. Mr. and Mrs. Janing expect to move to Geneva within a few months near which place they have purchased a farm.
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Little Ruth and Katherine Jens of Humphrey visited their relatives, the Schram family over Sunday. ... Mrs. Parker of Genoa returned home today after a few days visit with her daughter, Mrs. J.J. Sullivan. ... John Belford who is employed in South Omaha, visited over Sunday with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Belford. ... Mrs. Frank Farrand is visiting her son Will and sister Mrs. Rhone, in Lincoln this week. She expects to return home Friday. ... Mrs. George Thomas of Schuyler and her nephew Chas. Marshall of Sioux Falls, South Dakota visited yesterday and today with Miss Hattie Selzer.
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A.C. Tyrrell one of the oldest settlers of Madison county was in town the latter part of the week. Mr. Tyrrell is now a citizen of Ashville, North Carolina.
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Mrs. D.D. Bray returned to her home last week. She had been making an extended visit with friends and relatives at Syracuse, Neb. [Route 4.]
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Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Shepard of Gardener are enjoying a visit from their daughter, Mrs. E.C. Stevens of Chicago and her little girl. [Loup and Platte Valley.]
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Mrs. T.W. Blackmore and children started Wednesday evening for Friend, for a visit with relatives and friends. ... W.E. Lawrence from Platte Center visited his sister several days last week. [Monroe.]
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J.P. Florriers' son-in-law, Chas. Smith is visiting here. [Creston.]
The Columbus Journal, October 26, 1904
Geo. Bushell received what may prove fatal injuries at Grand Island, Friday noon by falling from the top of a telephone pole.
    One side of his head is said to have been crushed to a pulp and he still lies in an unconscious condition.
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Henry Gass jr. is moving today into the residence east of the German Reformed church.
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B. H. Chambers returned yesterday from Sherman county, where he went with land purchasers.
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M. Sparhawk and daughter, Miss Josephine, returned home today from an extended visit to relatives In Michigan and other eastern states.
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C.G. Hickok returned home last evening from St. Louis and this afternoon he and his wife went to Genoa to visit Mrs. Hickok’s brother.
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Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bucher and five children, Fred Stenger and his three children Matilda, Freddie and Martin all returned last evening from their visit to St. Louis.
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Miss Elenore Cummings stopped on her way home from North Platte, yesterday, and is the guest of her uncle, Frank Rorer. She will remain until tomorrow when she will return to Chicago.
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J. Finecy and Mr. Heinemeyer of Silver Creek returned yesterday from a visit to Pennsylvania. They remained here until today with relatives. Mr. Finecy had not been back to his home for forty years and his visit was a surprise to his aged mother.
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Mrs. A. Klug has been confined to her bed this week from illness.
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B. H. Schroeder and F. M Carraher of Platte Center are in the city.
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W. F. Dodds has been ill the past week, but is now able to be out again.
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Mrs. Frank Wurdeman of the Neboville neighborhood is visiting her mother, Mrs. B. Pohl today.
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C.H. Sheldon left yesterday for a visit to relatives in Illinois. He will return home by way of St. Louis.
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Mrs. Gus Merek and children of Osmond, Pierce county, arrived in the city today on a visit to her parents Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis.
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Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Freeman left yesterday for a visit during the winter months to relatives in Peoria and Chicago Illinois, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
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Miss Gretchen Baumgart arrived here yesterday from Danville, Ill., on a visit to her brother George Baumgart and family. Miss Baumgart was formerly a Columbus girl and has many acquaintences here.
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Harley Dussell has been confined to his home the past several days on account of rheumatism.
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Miss Lida McMahon is at home from the Geneva Girls Industrial school, where she is matron, and expects to remain until Thursday next.
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Mm. Chas. Mason and ten-week-old baby of Elmwood, Nebraska, arrived last evening on a visit of one week to her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Meagher.
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Miss Lydia Sturgeon goes to Norfolk tomorrow to assist in the bookkeeping department of the Oxford Beet Sugar company during the busy season.
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Ms. Ruby Browne of Lincoln came home last evening to visit at home for about four weeks, after which she will go to Fargo, North Dakota for the winter season.
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TO GERMANY.--Wm. Roth will start tomorrow for a visit to his old home in Germany. He goes to see his aged mother and other relatives after an absence from there of a good many years, and expects to remain abroad until some time in February.
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Miss Luella Mathews went to Cedar Rapids Saturday to remain with an aunt until the holidays. ... Mrs. Hinshaw will leave this evening for an extended visit to her daughter in Los Angeles, Cal. ... Mr. and Mrs. A. Anderson and two youngest children returned home last evening from a visit to Fort Collins, Colorado. ... Randel Rig of Milaca, Mo , left today for his home after a few days visit with his uncle A. Brodfueher and family. ... Joyce Hall of David City who has been visiting his brother Will in this city since las Thursday, left today for his home. ... Miss Kittie Duffy of St. Joseph, Mo., a cousin of Miss Lillie Deegan returned today from Humphrey where she had been visiting relatives.
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Mrs. Todenhoft of Belle Fourche, S.D., and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Othwait of Cedar Rapids are guests of E.P. Rogers and family on their way to Fremont. Mrs. Todenhoft is a sister and Mr. and Mrs. Othwait parents of Mrs. Rogers.
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James George was brought home yesterday from the hospital where he had been for one week. He is being cared for by his brother-in-law Will Krohbein, in the residence just east of the Lindel hotel. With the exception of three sisters who reside in Colorado, Madison and Newman Grove. Mr. George has no near relatives. He is afflicted with lung trouble and little hope is expressed for his recovery.
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A surprise party is to be given tomorrow evening at the home of Henry Luschen, Sr., in honor of his nephew, Dr. Alvin Luschen, who, while on his way from California to Chicago, stopped off here for a short visit. ... Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mueller celebrated their silver wedding. [R.F.D. No. 1.]
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Christena Hochstrasser and daughter of Wyoming, Ills., sister and niece of J. H. Drinnin arrived Wednesday noon and will spend a week in recreation and a good visit. ... Joe Drinnin is considering seriously an urgent invitation from his brother William and others to eat turkey and cranberries with them, on Thanksgiving day, at the Old Homestead near Toulon, Stark county. Ill. ... The Misses Tonie and Lula Brodfuehrer, of Columbus spent Sunday with Eva and George Drinnin on the home farm north east of the city. They were accompanied by their cousin Randal Ting, of Macca, Minn., who is visiting the Brodfuehrer family. ... George Drinnin took gun and dogs, Sunday morning was gone an hour, when he returned with a coat full of the toothsome prairie chickens, and a jack rabbit. [District 44 and Vicinity.]
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Hugh Williams has purchased the Olson Studio for $750, and will remodel it into a modern restaurant. ... Herman Kamrath is very ill with typhoid fever. A trained nurse arrived from Omaha Saturday to wait on him. ... John Busselman sold his house and blacksmith shop to Anton Weidner last week. Mr. Busselman keeps the tools himself which he will take to the Rosebud reservation when he will engage in the same business. Mr. Weidner intends to move to town and bringing his blooded horses with him, is giving them his time and attention. ... Wm. Lewejohaun has purchased the eating house--board at Scribner near the depot. We are sorry to loss Mr. Lewejohann and wife from our community but wish them abundant success in their new home. ... Lindsay is to have another harness shop. The old Jostes meat market has been repaired and Herman Helm of Newman Grove has put in a stock of harness and saddles. ... The Clarkson millinery company of Clarkson bought the two lots of Mrs. Anna Ducey between the barber shop and the brick store. They were sold for $350 a piece. Martin Mogan made the deal. [Lindsay.]
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Sylvester Plant is lying at the hospital as the result of an accident last evening near the Lindel hotel. The exact circumstances are not yet known in connection with the affair, but as near as we can learn they are as follows. Plant was hauling sugar beets for Mrs. Heffelfinger, who lives on the Ernst farm north of town, loading them into a car sidetracked north of the Lindel hotel. It is not known now when the accident occured but about seven o’clock, train men heard the groans of a man and reported to workmen at the depot, who soon found and carried him to the office of Martyn Evans, Evans & Martyn. He was found to have the left leg broken between the ankle and knee and also to have scalp wounds.
    All indications show that the team ran away, but the cause of their getting from under his control is not yet known. The horses were caught at least a half hour before Mr. Plant was found, so that it Is possible he was lying unconscious all that time.
    Mrs. Heffelfinger, to whom the horses belong, says they were never known to run away before, or to be afraid of trains.
    Mr. Plant is thirty eight years old and has a wife now in Silver Creek, who has been advised of her husband’s condition. He is a brother of Mrs. Chas. Whaley of this city. This afternoon he is reported by his attendants as doing as well as could be expected.
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Mrs. L.G. Zinnecker returned home Monday from Osecola where she had been since Friday. Her mother Mrs. Mary Burns returned with her.
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Mrs. Anna Kumpf left Friday for Denver where she will visit her daughter, Mrs. Ed McCann. She expects to be gone about two weeks.
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Mrs. R.N. McPherson of Haigler, Neb., is visiting her brother and sister, W. A. McAllister and Mrs. W.N. Hensley, on her return home from St. Louis.
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Garrett Hulst returned home Friday from Phoenix, Arizona where he went several weeks ago. He has entered into partnership with his brother in that city and will leave Columbus in about one month to make his future home.
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A. M. Jennings, formerly of this city, who joined the soldier’s colony at Fitzgerald, Ga., we understand, has sold out his interests there and will soon move to Missouri. His daughter Florence at St. Edward will join her parents there.
The Columbus Journal, November 9, 1904
Mrs. Burdock of Harvard is visiting this week with her daughter, Mrs. C.J. Scott. ... Mrs G.A. Schroder left this morning over the B.& M. for Chicago where she will visit her daughter Mrs. Peasley a month or more.
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Mrs. E. C. Worden is receiving a visit from her sister Mrs. Carver of Grant, Neb. and her niece Miss Clarre Wethrewax of Ogalalla. Miss Wetherwax is on her return home from a trip to St. Louis.
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D. I. Sillwell of Gresham, a half brother of Joe Mahaffey, was brought to the Columbus hospital yesterday to be treated for a serious case of dropsy. Mr. Sillwell has been in California for two years in hopes of finding relief.
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Since publishing the item in yesterday’s daily of the illness of Peter Duffy, friends have received word from him that he is much better, and will be removed to El Reno, Oklahoma soon. His sudden serious illness was caused by his nurse making a mistake in giving him his medicine.
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Miss Anna Klause was found near the Union Pacific depot on the tracks last evening about seven o’clock whore she had fainted. She was taken home and is being cared for.
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Werner Schupbach, James Fauble and Tom Lyons are camping on the banks of the Platte in the sand hills west of Columbus, and enjoying this beautiful spring-like weather in hunting game.
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L.C. Hamer of Stevens Point, Wis., is here visiting his brother-in-law, Ray Eaton. Mr. Hamer is the inventor of a windmill which he has now patented after working on it for twenty years. He is looking up a location for a factory.
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S.F. Burtch of Omaha, an uncle of Mrs. Edgar Howard arrived here Wednesday on a visit to the Howard family. Mr. Burtch was one of the early settlers of this community. Before the wagon bridge was over the Platte Mr. Burtch ran the ferry across the water. He was owner of considerable property in this county during the early days.
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Norwood Wynn, a niece of J.C. Echols arrived last evening from Kansas City on a visit to her relatives here. Miss Wynn has visited here in years past and will be remembered by many Columbus people. She will leave soon for Texas whore she will visit her home people and from there she will go to Mexico where she is sent as a missionary through the Methodist denomination.
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Miss Emily Cook, the primary teacher in the Creston schools is visiting today and Sunday with her sister Mrs. Rev. DeWolf.
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Mrs. Abe London is lying seriously ill at her home. She gave birth to a son about six weeks ago and has since been very ill
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Miss Lizzie Wilch of Schuylor who is employed in the post office there, spent Sunday with the family of Frank Mathews.
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Mr and Mrs. Garrett Hulst leave Columbus the latter part of this week for their future home In Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Hulst will visit for a while in Omaha and Mrs. Hulst will visit her mother Mrs. Mitchel in Lincoln. Their household goods will be shipped in a car under the care of Ralph Wiggins who will leave sometime during the week.
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SiLVER WEDDING.--Mr. and Mrs. Joe. Olrich, living west of town and across the Loup, celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary yesterday. A large crowd was present to do honor to the occasion both afternoon and evening. The gathering was a sort of farewell to old time friends here, the Olbrich family expecting to leave next spring for Salem, Oregon to make their home.
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Mrs. William Behlen and daughter Ella left last Monday for Benton Harbor, Michigan where Mrs. Behlen's parents reside. They expect to be gone till after Christmas. [Route 3.]
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The infant daughter of S. Eastman and wife is still a very sick child, she was taken worse last Thnrsday. On Friday a nurse from Columbus was sent for, and at the present time there is quite an improvement in the child, and every hope is entertained for her recovery. ... Last Sturday evening Mrs. Wagner, mother of the Wagner boys, had the misfortune to fall and break her arm. Dr. Lowery was called and cared for the injured member. Mrs. Wagner is 70 years old, and is doing as well as can be expected. [Creston.]
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George Clausen was called to Madison this week on account of the illness of his brother. ... Mr. and Mrs. Jake Bodewog. attended the funeral of Mrs. Steffer Saturday at Humphrey. [Lindsay.]
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We have learned that John Weutrich, a farmer living in Butler township northeast of Duncan, was badly injured by a kick from a horse a week ago or longer and is expected to be laid up for another two weeks. Mr. Weutrich was driving through his hog lot and to open a gate had to chase away a hog which is the last thing he remembers. Nobody saw it happen and he was left there until he came to again when he then called his hired hand. He was then taken to the doctor in Columbus right away. [Loup and Platte Valley.]
The Columbus Journal, November 16, 1904
Charlie Becher has employment in the Zinnecker barber shop.
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Ernest Dussell went to Albion today where he has the contract for putting in a heating plant in a bank building. Fred Curtis and Frank Wollan are doing the plumbing work.
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J.N. Heater returned last evening from Lincoln where ho spends about three days of each week. Mr. Heater is having erected two residences in Lincoln for renting purposes, and spends much of his time looking after his property.
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Mr. and Mrs. G.D. Hardy of Surrey, North Dakota are visiting the family of C.C. Hardy arriving here Monday last. Mrs. Brisack of North Bend, Washington was also a guest of the Hardy family, leaving on Tuesday for her home in the west. The two gentlemen and Mrs. Brosack are brothers and sister.
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The postoffices of Boheet and Shell Creek will be discontinued after December 1.
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Miss Vera Stevenson is employed In the office of C.J. Garlow as stenographer and typewriter. ... Miss Bessie Stevenson of Beatrice is visiting this week with her cousins Misses Vi and Vera Stevenson.
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Frank Clother has sold out his saloon business in Ulysses and moved his family to Columbus the first of this week. He will reside in a residence of G.N. Phillips west of Columbus. Mr. Clother was formerly a resident of Platte Center, and is a son of Supervisor Clother.
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Mrs. J.E. Jefferies and baby of Pueblo, Colorado, visited with the family of E.J. Niewohner this week, leaving for her home today. Mrs. Jefferies will be remembered here as Miss Julia VanSchoik, whose father was at one time a druggist on Olive Street, in the same store with Mr. Niewohner.
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NEW TELEPHONE LINE.--A new line has been added to the Independent telephone system, this one being connected with the south line, starting between the rivers and extending west to the Duncan neighborhood. Not many phones have been connected yet but workmen are busy today and will soon have many of the farmers in position to talk with the many patrons of the Independent company.
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STAR ROUTE.--Star route, which accommodates farmers north and east of Columbus, will be discontinued December 1. A.L. Davies is the carrier, and has not yet decided what occupation he will pursue. The Star route patrons will be absorbed by the Richland route, No. 1 of Columbus and No. 1 of Creston. This change will leave some of the patrons of Star route a distance of two miles from their mail boxes. The Richland and Creston routes will be new lines started December 1. This will leave Columbus with one less rural route, Beardsley, Benson, Reed and Hall carrying the mail on the other lines,
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Friends of Dr. and Mrs. Geer have received word from them of their safe arrival in their future home at Los Angeles, California. They have purchased a cottage there and are preparing to enjoy life.
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Miss Alice Morressey of Lincoln, came up last evening and is the guest of Mrs. F.T. Walker. She will go to Humphrey this evening to visit friends. Miss Morressey is a sister of J. Morressey formerly of this city, and owns a half interest in a store building on Eleventh street. She has just recently returned from Seattle.
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E.C. Fitzsimmons has commenced a damage suit against E.A. Brodboll, Will A. Bentley and Mayer Brothers of Lincoln for $250,00 [sic]. The plaintiff alleges that the defendants falsely and maliciously and without reasonable or probable cause had him arrested on October 12 for grand larceny and that he was duly tried and acquitted on that charge on October 22. He also alleges that he was injured in credit and reputation because of that arrest and that he was caused to spend ten days of his time and $150 of his money. For these alleged wrongs he asks the court to award him $25.000.
    Bentley will be remembered as the Lincoln detective who arrested Fitzsimmons on a warrant issued in Lancaster county. Fitzsimmons was released on a writ of habeas corpus which was granted on the ground that Bentley acted outside the law in arresting Fitzsimmons.
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C.A. Finecy left yesterday for Phoenix, Arizona where he expects to remain.
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Miss Florence Stevenson returned home to Beatrice to day after a visit to the home other uncle F.N. Stevenson.
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Clarence M. McElfresh went to Lincoln this morning where he will remain until about Thursday. While in Lincoln he will take the bar examination for practicing attorney.
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Robert O’Brien of Cheyenne, brother of Wm. O’Brien of this city and well known as a former Columbus citizen, has been ordered by his physicians to spend a month in Oregon on account of a serious case of asthma. He went the first of this month.
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Mrs. James Salmon of Omaha and her mother Mrs. G.W. Westcott have been visiting relatives here the past week, Mrs. Salmon returning to her home yesterday. Mrs. Westcott will remain some time with her son, Ed Westcott and daughters Mrs. A.W. Clark and Mrs. J.E. Nichols.
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Robt. Clayborn returned Wednesday from Greeley, Colorado where he spent the summer. He was accompanied by Maude Stevens who was obliged to leave Colorado on account of the high altitude. She will make her home with her grandmother, Mrs. A E. Bartolomew, until her parents return to Nebraska. [Monroe.]
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Mr.and Mrs. Hadley of Cedar Rapids were in the city today on their way to Omaha where they will attend the wedding of Mr. Hadley’s son.
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H.H. Wolken was down from Columbus on Sunday. His wife was out at her parents’, Mr. and Mrs. Josephs Engel’s, on a visit. Mr. Wolken was a former Colfax county lad in the days gone by and a visit to this county is simply coming home.—Schuyler Free Lance.
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A party composed of Mrs. E. Pohl and daughter Elsie, Dr. and Mrs. A. Heintz, Mrs. H. Hockenberger and son Paul and Mrs. Edward Adams drove to the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wurdeman northeast of town, where they spent several hours. The day was the fourth anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Wurdeman and the friends made the occasion one long to be remembered.
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Mrs. Sumner and daughter, Miss Vera who arrived here about two weeks ago from Lost Springs, Kansas where they have, until recently, made their home, will leave Columbus Thursday for Eugene, Oregon where Mr. Sumner has purchased a fruit farm and where they expect to make their home. Mrs. Sumner is a sister of Mrs. O.D. Butler and they have not visited together for over twenty years. Mrs. Fred Scofield entertained about fifteen ladies and gentlemen last evening in honor of the visitors, with whom they were acquainted in Illinois many years ago, and Mr. and Mrs Al. Butler will entertain relatives and friends Wednesday evening.
The Columbus Journal, November 23, 1904
Mrs. Carl Johnson and little daughter went to Omaha today to visit the Jobnson relatives.
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Joseph A Starch of Fullerton. who was a first lieutenant in the First Nebraska regimens in the Spanish war, and is now colonel of the First regiment of Nebraska national guard, wa in Columbus today between trains on his way home from a meeting of oflicers held in Lincoln. NARROW ESCAPE.--D.N. Miner had a very narrow escape last evening about six o’clock. He was crossing North street, east of the passenger depot, when No. 2 passenger pulled in, and he was struck by the engine and thrown nearly across the street. His scalp and arm were cut and body generally bruised, but no bones were broken. Mr. Miner was up town this morning although he is badly bruised from his contact with the engine.
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GAS PLANT--On account of a disagreement between G.A. Schroeder, owner of the lots east of the mill, and the new gas company, Mr. Miller, manager of the plant, decided to build elsewhere and yesterday afternoon purchased of L.F. Phillips a 33 foot front lot in block 119, which is west of the Hagel cold storage building. The property was purchased for $300. Brick which had been hauled to the lots east of the Schroeder mill were transfered yesterday to the newly purchased land, and workmen have begun the foundation for the building. Mr. Roth has the contract for the masonry.
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Harry Miller has returned from Oregon where he has been the past three years.
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Rev. and Mrs. Palmer who have been at the home of Rev. Cash for several weeks left today for Ashland, their future home.
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Miss Bell Thornburg. a sister of Mrs. R.C. Boyd, returned home last week to Winterset, Iowa, after remaining in the city several months with relatives. ... Mrs. John Griffey of Cedar Rapids left today for her home after a two days visit with her sister, Mrs. H S. Elliott. Mrs. Griffey was on her way home from a visit in Illinois.
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O.J. Buckmaster arrived here yesterday from Creighton to take an invoice of the hardware department of the Dunham store, which he recently purchased from Mr. Dunham.
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Will Boettcher is in town today visiting at home for a few days on his return to Grand Island where he is engaged as teacher of the violin. Will has been on several concert trips this winter, and is just returning now from Lincoln, where he and the Becker brothers gave an entertainment. Will will remain in town until tomorrow.
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Mrs. Farrel of Humphrey came down last evening to visit her daughter. Mrs. E.C. Halm.
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Miss Maude Parker, one of the Fullerton teachers, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. J.J. Sullivan.
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H.D. Beecroft returned home last night from his trip as salesman, the first time he has been home for several months. He will remain only a few days.
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Garrett Hulst left Thursday for Omaha to visit relatives before leaving for his future home in Phoenix, Arizona. Mrs. Hulst is with her mother in Lincoln.
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John Davis, nephew of R.E. Jones, arrived here last evening from Washington on a visit to relatives here and at Genoa. This is Mr. Davis’ first visit home in six years.
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Newton W. Mahaffey, brother of A.M. Mahaffey, and his daughter, Mrs. Moore of Superior, Neb., are visiting for a few days in Columbus. Mr. Mahaffey is an old soldier, and is so happy over Roosevelt’s election that he declares he cannot stay at home.
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Platte county candidates in the late election have filed their affidavits of expenditure for the campaign as required by law. Hugh Hughes spent $91.50, L.R. Latham $45, M.E. Clother $18.40. John Swanson $11.00, Fred Hoare $40.60, R.W. Hobart $26.35 and Louis Held $5.00.
The Columbus Journal, November 30, 1904
One by one the farmers are finishing their corn husking and as they look at their bulging cribs they feel that life is worth living. Among those who finished husking this week are Wm. Moore, Robt. Wollberg, J.C. Dawson and M. Campbell. ... Workmen were putting in cattle guards at the crossing west of Oconee Monday. ... Mike Campbell went to Monroe Monday. ... T.J. Hawk is contemplating the purchase of property in Columbus and trying city life for a time. [R.F.D. No. 1.]
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Last Friday Emil Bienz met with an accident, breaking the reachpole of his wagon by driving through a slough with a load of hay, the horses pulled the front part of the wagon from under the lead and struck out for the highways. The sudden stop pitched the driver off on the ground and by the fall he lost hold of the lines. No injuries resulted except a slight bruise on one of the horses. [Loup and Platte Valley.]
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