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News From the Tarnov Area -- 1905

Columbus Telegram, July 28 1905 - Tarnov Tattlings [submitted by Charlie Skorupa]
    Ben Lochtfeld, who has been employed in this vicinity during the past nine months, left last Thursday noon for his old home at St. Rose, Ohio, being called by the serious illness of his father, who is troubled with a cancer on his face. He was well pleased with this locality and its chances for young men over that of his native state, and says he excepts to return here at some future time.
    Will Schnyder of Chicago arrived here last Thursday morning for a visit with his cousins, Miss Kate Luchsinner and her brothers.
    Jos. Krings and son Emil left last Thursday noon for a prospecting trip to Cedar Rapids and other Nebraska points.
    Sister Superior left last Thursday noon for the state of Indiana, where she will attend a church meeting for about two weeks.
    Miss Lena Lang of Humphery visited here last Thursday afternoon with Mrs.H.P. Wettengel.
    Israel Gluck of Columbus was here last Thursday watching the developments in the moving of his two store buildings. The large store occupied by A. & R. Piekenbrock reached its location on Cedar street Saturday afternoon and the foundation is being placed under it this week.
    Mark Nosal has decided not to move his blacksmith shop from its present location to the two lots he purchased west of the Piekenbrock's store, as he will have more room and freedom where he is now.
    The place was visited last Thursday and Friday by some Gypsy horse traders. John Flakus bought a spotted pony from them which he traded off three days later to a gentleman at Humphrey. The last acquisition has showed a merry time to the boys who have tried to bridle, ride and hitch him up, but at last was conquered.
    John Matya and Lawrence Piekenbrock drove to Humphrey Saturday afternoon on business.
    Charlie Sleiva, who has been in poor health of late, was in Columbus Saturday afternoon consulting a physician. He feels fairly well in the day time, but takes very sick spells at night.
    The storks visited the home of Agent and Mrs. J. E. McDaniel Sunday forenoon, leaving an eight and one-half pound boy. All concerned are doing nicely at this writing. Those who have seen the youngster all say that he looks just like his papa, and as it is the first offspring, such remarks naturally make him feel a little prouder of his progeny. To be sure the cigars have had to suffer as a result.
    Some of the young people report that a dance was held Sunday evening at the elder Mr. Minken's northwest of Tarnov.
    A royal good time was shown to some of there friends by Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Schure Sunday evening. Owing to the strenuous times in Tarnov, the writer and some others who were invited, did not get to attend.
    Some interior decorating is being done at the church this week: two gentlemen from Humphery are doing the work.
    Louis Schroder, who is moving the Gluck buildings, was in Humphrey Friday and Saturday, where he has the contracts to do a few jobs of moving.
    Relatives here have received word this morning that Mrs. Margaret Kush of Buffalo [Boone] county, Nebraska, had died in the hospital at Columbus. No arrangements have been made for the funeral at this writing. She was a sister of Wm. Bogus, and an aunt of Mrs. M.C. Skorupa. Wm. Bogus and M. C. Skorupa went to Columbus today noon to await further arrangements.
    Burrows township makes a very fair showing in the delinquent tax list which has been published in The Telegram for three weeks, but some of our brethren should take warning and settle there taxes before more costs are added. Fifty cents has already been added for each description and another fifty cents will be added September 1.
    John Senske, Adam Pier and Adam Korus delivered hogs Thursday, Cha. Savidge, Friday, J.B. Kurdon and H. Swab, Saturday, Jos. Paprocki sr. Tuesday and Ed Kahny today to A. Volz.
    Work on the store moving has been progressing rather slow this week, owing to the absence of three of the regular men, who went to Columbus Saturday evening and have not yet returned.
    The new office for the Omaha Elevator has been completed and is now occupied by Agent Volz. the engine room has plastered walls and a cement floor, and the company can now boast of as fine an office and engine room at the Tarnov elevator as can be found in this part of the state. W.J. Phelan, who did the work, left today noon for Lomax, this state, where the company is erecting a new elevator. He is a model young man and made many friends during his three weeks stay here.
    A gentle shower fell in this locality Tuesday night, which,though not sufficient for the growing crops, will be a great benefit to the corn and will help to develop the grain in the oats.
    Wm. Hoefelman has purchased a new gasoline engine to run his corn sheller.
The Columbus Telegram, August 4, 1905 - Tarnov Nebraska News Items
    John MATYA and Charlie ZEIMBO were in Humphry Thursday afternoon on business.
    On June 20, E. W. JONES had a colt killed by lightning and last week he received $40.00 insurance money on it. The colt was only one month old but was good stock. This illustrates the benefits of insurance.
    M. HOESLY delivered his corn last Thursday to A. VOLZ.
    Israel GLUCK of Columbus was here last Friday on business.
    Paul PODRAZA has purchased 40 acres of land in section 6, Shell Creek township, of Israel GLUCK, possession to be given March 1, 1906. The deal was effected last Friday.
    Joe B. PAPROCK delivered his new crop of wheat last Thursday and Friday to the KEHOE elevator, netting between $700 and $800.
    A young man took the train here last Thursday evening for the harvest fields of North Dakota. He had been working by the month on a farm near Hastings, but the wet weather there kept him from much work so much of the time that he and his employer were both willing to cancel their contract and started for a more congenial clime. When he reached Columbus, he learned that he had about a half day's wait there for the evening train, so he walked to Tarnov, a distance of about twenty miles.
    Martin CUBBISON of Platte Center was here Friday on business.
    Adam KORUS received a car load of brick last Saturday and during the day had a number of teams delivering them to his farm west of Tarnov. He will use them for a cellar wall and foundation for a new residence.
    John JAWORSKI delivered some new wheat Saturday to A. VOLZ which tested 63 pounds. As the "agricultural editor" of The Telegram in the last issue tried to plead ignorant of what that means, we would inform him that a bushel measure full of this wheat weighed 63 pounds, while it only takes 60 pounds of wheat to make a bushel. However, none of it will weigh so well after it is thoroughly dried out.
    J. A. ZOUCHA hands Josh the wherewithal to have his name added to the roll of honor and will read The Telegram in the future. Come on, boys, who will be next to accept a good thing when he sees it?
    Charlie MOELLE was in Columbus Monday to meet his wife, who is still taking treatment at the hospital, going back and forth from Schuyler twice each week. She is improving slowly but he thinks she will be able to return home in a few weeks. She certainly has endured much suffering.
    Miss Katie BOGUS is the owner of a new organ, which was delivered to her Monday.
    Several from this locality attended the funeral of Mrs. Louis KUSH at Columbus last Thursday.
    Jos. KONWINSKI entertained some of his friends at his home south west of Tarnov Sunday evening.
    Mrs. E. W. JONES went to Columbus today noon, where she will take treatment at the hospital.
    The young people enjoyed a dance Sunday evening at the home of Henry GREISEN.
    Theodore J. MOELLE, of Chamberlain, South Dakota, arrived Tuesday of last week for a visit with his son, Charlie. He is engaged in the real estate business at that place, and left Monday noon for Grand Island, Hastings, Blue Hill and other points on business.
    The village board met Monday evening in the office of the Omaha Elevator to read and vote on village ordinances: the job was a lengthy one, and twenty-seven ordinances were read by the village clerk and adopted without a dissenting vote. Those who are...
    F. M. COOKINGHAM, of Humphrey, was here Monday and Tuesday on business. He and H. J. HERBES attended the village board meeting.
    Mrs. H. M. LITTLE and daughter, Helen, of Humphrey, came down Saturday on business and to visit Mrs. H. P. WETTENGEL.
    J. L. FLAKUS was a business caller in Norfolk Tuesday.
    W. E. KENT, of Platte Center, was in this village Tuesday on business.
    The long dry spell here has been broken and farmers now have hopes of a good corn crop unless prevented by an early frost. A rain fell Sunday night and a good rain fell Tuesday with indications for more at the present time. Most of the wheat is threshed and most of the oats around here are not cut yet.
    M. HOESLEY was a business caller at Columbus Tuesday.
    Louis SCHROEDER has rented the SKORUPA vacant store room and has turned it into a dwelling in which the men do their cooking, eating and lodging.
    Tarnov markets today are: corn, 39 1/2c; oats, 20c; wheat, 68c; rye, 43c; barley, 20c; hogs, $5.10; butter, 14 1/2c; eggs, 12 1/2c; hides, 8c; cream, hand-skimmed, 17c; separator cream, 19c.
    H. A. CLARKE and Editor JOHANNES, of the Biene (sic), of Columbus, were callers here a short time this morning.
    Young Charlie MATYA and his thresher hands had bad luck in the rain Tuesday night. The front axle of their carriage broke in some way and they labored most of the night in the mud.
    An agent for some wire article was celebrating here Tuesday and making things lively. Some of the boys sent for Charlie ZIEMBO, who told the fellow that he was the marshal and started him out of town. He returned later but kept a close watch for Ziembo and disappeared when he came around.
    A gang of painters, traveling for the Omaha Elevator company, arrived here Tuesday evening and are painting the elevator today. They are nearly all boys yet in their teens and are as merry a set as ever came down the pike.
    Plans have been made to move the school building today, but have been delayed by the rain. W. E. SCHURE has been engaged by Mr. SCHROEDER to move the building with his threshing engine, which will probably be done yet this week.
    Mrs. Charlie SCHURE visited Tuesday with her mother at Oldenbusch.
    Mrs. Joseph SAVIDGE and children, arrived here Tuesday evening from Chicago and will reside here. It is reported that a new residence will be built which they will occupy. Their household goods arrived this morning and are being stored at the home of the lady's daughter, Mrs. Charlie KOZIAL, until they secure a residence.
    John MOSTEK has ordered a car of lumber and expects to do considerable building.
Columbus Telegram, September 1, 1905 - "Tarnov Tattlings"
    Overheard by JOSH and Recorded for Readers of The Telegram
    Tarvov Time Table Union Pacific Railroad
No. 30, Passenger....12:02 p.m.
No. 78, Freight and Passenger....5:15 p.m.
No. 77, Freight and Passenger...8:50 a.m.
No. 29, Passenger....8:48 p.m.

    August 30--Mrs. M. C. SKORUPAand baby and John MOSTEK went to Columbus last Wednesday on business.
    Mickey ZUERLINE of Humphrey began work last week as agent at the KEHOE elevator: he is taking much interest in his work thus far, which it is hoped may continue.
    A. VOLZ, John L. FLAKUS and Charlie ZIEMBO were among the business callers at Humphrey last Thursday.
    H. ELLIOTT of Columbus was here last Friday looking after his land interests.
    Miss Grace LEWIS of Columbus came Thursday evening of last week for a few days' visit with friends in and near Tarnov. She taught school east of here last year but for the coming year will teach five miles northwest of Columbus near the Union Pacific railroad.
    The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. STREBLOW last week and left a bouncing boy.
    Considerable repair work has been done at the school house during the past week and a new platform laid in front of the building the full width of it, getting everything in readiness to open school next Monday, Sept. 4, with Miss Lyllian WELDIN of Columbus as teacher. All parents should see that their children enter some school the first day and attend regularly. The progress of most people does not depend so much on luck as it does on the schooling they receive in their youth.
    Democrats of Burrows township should remember the caucus at the Center school house Saturday afternoon of this week from 4 to 6 o'clock, for the purpose of selecting delegates to the county convention at Platte Center Friday of next week. Some say that candidates for township officers will be placed in nomination also at the same meeting, while others say there are no vacancies this year on account of the new law.
    A new heir is reported at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. KUSH which arrived last week. It is of the feminine variety.
    Emil KRINGS was a passenger to Norfolk Saturday morning, returning Sunday noon.
    J. W. JANSSEN, who resides east of here, is building a new residence. Because Tarnov has no lumber yard, he drives to Creston with an empty wagon and gets lumber, then hauls his grain to Tarnov and goes home with an empty wagon. No better opening for a lumber yard can be found than at Tarnov. Several car loads of lumber have been shipped here so far this year by private parties who would not haul it from other places.
    Mr. and Mrs. John L. FLAKUS are the parents of a daughter born Saturday afternoon. The mother's health was very poor for a time but she is reported as improving nicely at this writing.
    Wm. TORCZON, Wm. PILLEN and Emil KRINGS, jr., delivered oats Saturday, Jos. PAPROCKI, sr., and Frank LABENS, corn Monday and Barney KUHLEN and Robert THOMAZIN, corn Tueday to the Kehoe elevator.
    The Tarnov State bank will be closed next Monday, it's being Labor day and a legal holiday to banking circles.
    A dance was given Sunday evening at the home of Frank LABENS, which did not end in the most peaceful manner.
    Stanislaus SKORUPA, of Columbus, is here this week visiting relatives and on business.
    John MATYA had a narrow escape in a runaway Monday morning. He and Charlie SLIVA were moving some sidewalks on the wagon for Ben PIEKENBROCK when they slipped partly off. They stopped and Charlie pushed up on the sidewalks while John was standing on them, throwing him forward between the horses. The team began to kick and ran away, but luckily John escaped with little injury.
    A carload of lumber for Mrs. SAVIDGE's new residence arrived MOnday morning from South Omaha. Five or six men have been at work on the building since and it is ready for shingling at this writing. The work will be pushed rapidly to completion.
    J. W. JANSSEN delivered corn Monday, Phillip GREISEN and George LAMB corn Tuesday and F. S. GERMAN, Jos. KLEVE and George FEHRINGER oats Tuesday to A. VOLZ.
    Judge ROBISON, of Humphrey, was here this forenoon on business and shaking hands with his many friends.
    The writer was out this morning to watch the eclipse of the sun, but the cloudy condition knocked all his desires into a cocked hat. If the same condition prevailed everywhere, the anxious astronomers must have been a sadly disappointed set.
    Tarnov markets today are: corn, 41 1/2c; oats, 19c; wheat, 66c; rye, 42c; barley, 25c; hogs, $5.25; butter, 14c; eggs, 12 1/4c; hides, 8c; cream, hand skimmed, 17 1/4c; separator cream, 19 1/2c; potatoes, 50c.
    Mr. and Mrs. John MILLER and children, of Columbus, visited Sunday afternoon at the home of the lady's sister, Mrs. A. C. LEAS.
    The young people northeast of Tarnov, enjoyed a dance Sunday evening at the home of Michael WIESER.
    Jos. F. KORUS and Charlie TORCZON delivered their oats last week to the Kehoe elevator.
    Several of the boys from here attended the ball game at Platte Center Sunday afternoon, between Platte Center and Columbus. Mickey ZUERLINE umpired the game which resulted in a score of five to two in favor of Platte Center, though all the scores were made in the last inning.
    A. VOLZ, J. E. McDANIEL, W. E. SCHURE, F. S. GERMAN and H. P. WETTENGEL attended the ball game at Humphrey Sunday afternoon between the Court House originals and the Lindsay amateurs. The game was quite interesting while it lasted, but some of the Lindsay players were ready to quit at the end of the sixth inning, thus forfeiting the game to the court house "boys". Many were surprised to see the ability Sheriff CARRIG exhibited at the bat. Just imagine a man over six feet tall, weighing 225 pounds with no extra flesh, batting a ball. The pitcher generally preferred to throw balls wild while Charlie was at the bat as he, like many others, thought they would never see the ball again if he got a square lick at it. But he couldn't keep Charlie from striking at it and knocking fouls.

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