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News From the Tarnov Area -- 1907

Columbus Telegram, January 4, 1907 - Tarnov Nebraska News Items
    MATYA and BRYGG have rented the livery barn and are opening up today for business. They should do well here as there is plenty of business for anyone who attends strictly to business and accommodates customers when they come.
Columbus Telegram, January 11, 1907 - Tarnov Nebraska News Items
    Tarnov Time Table Union Pacific Railroad
No. 30 Passenger................12:10 p.m.
No. 78 Freight and Passenger......5:15 p.m.
No. 77 Freight and Passenger........8:50 a.m.
No. 29 Passenger.................8:21 p.m.
    January 9 - John MOSTEK, Mrs. Chas. SAVIDGE, Mrs. Mary SAVIDGE and John BRYGG were among the business callers at Columbus last Wednesday.
    W. J. WALTERS, of Columbus was a business caller here last Thursday.
    Vincent WEISER made a business trip to Columbus last Thursday.
    Adam KORUS transacted business in Humphrey last Wednesday.
    MATYA & BRYGG purchased a nice bay team from G. L. CARLSON, of Norfolk, last week to use in their draying. They have employed Ladis. KOZIAL to assist them in the work and have a good business now.
    H. S. ELLIOTT, of Columbus, was here last Friday on business.
    J. W. HUTCHISON, superintendent for the T. B. HORD Grain company of Central City, was here last Friday overseeing the work on their new corn cribs.
    W. E. SCHURE and H. P. WETTENGEL were callers in Cornlea last Friday afternoon.
    Fred FANGMANN, of Humphrey was here on business last Friday.
    A. C. LEAS and John SYSLOW made a business trip to Humphrey Saturday.
    John L. FLAKUS, Mike RUMANEK and John MOSTEK were business callers in Columbus Tuesday.
    Supervisor SCHURE returned Saturday evening from the last meeting of the retiring county board and went to Columbus to attend the first meeting of the new board.
    Alfred PARKER, of Central City and Wm. HENNESY of Platte Center, who have been working on the HORD cribs here, left Monday evening for Petersburg to do some work for the same company.
    Shortly after midnight Monday night A. VOLZ received a telephone message announcing the death of his wife at the Columbus hospital. The bad news was not only a great shock to Mr. Volz and his children, but also to the entire community. As he did not wish to wait for the noon passenger train Tuesday he and H. P. WETTENGEL left early Tuesday morning on a handcar for Columbus, a distance of twenty miles; to make arrangements for the conveying of the remains to their last resting place. The five children, accompanied by Mrs. J. E. McDANIEL and Mrs. H. P. Wettengel, left on the noon train for Columbus to view the remains of their mother cold in death, and to attend the funeral. Mrs. Volz had been in failing health for several months and two weeks ago last Saturday was taken to the hospital at Columbus where all that kind hands and medical skill could do was accorded her. During the first week she seemed to improve somewhat, but the attending physician announced that she had a very severe case of bronchitis, and it seemed the disease had secured too firm a grip upon her system to be overcome. Mr. Volz had been going down to see her twice each week, and his last visit there was Sunday afternoon, at which time he became alarmed about her condition, though he did not expect any fatal results so soon. Monday evening he received a letter from her which she sat up and wrote Monday afternoon, stating that she had a miserable night the night before. From that time her breathing grew shorter and about midnight the physician was called to give relief. One of the Sisters at the hospital asked her if she wished a hot drink and she answered "yes". She drank about half of what was offered her and then expired in the presence of the Sister and the physician. Wednesday morning the remains, accompanied by Mr. Volz, his sons, Walter and Harry, Mrs. Volz's sister, Mrs. FRIZZELLE, of Silver Creek, and Mrs. H. P. Wettengel, were taken from Columbus to Glenwood, Iowa, for interment beside her relatives. She was born near Glenwod about thirty-eight years ago and spent a very active life: a kind, indulgent, self-sacrificing wife and mother, always ready to lend a hand to any one in need. Though called hence in middle life,as many good deeds will be recorded to her credit as to most people who have lived their allotted three score and ten. "After life's fitful fever she sleeps well" and the inscription on her casket. "Rest in Peace," is a very fitting to one who has spent a busy life like she.
    John SYSLOW has purchased lot 2 in block 1 from the Union Land Co.
Columbus Telegram, January 18, 1907 - Tarnov Nebraska News Items
    Tarnov Time Table Union Pacific Railroad
No. 30 Passenger................12:10 p.m.
No. 78 Freight and Passenger......5:15 p.m.
No. 77 Freight and Passenger........8:50 a.m.
No. 29 Passenger.................8:21 p.m.
    January 16 -- James McDERMOTT, who lives northwest of Humphrey, was here last Thursday posting bills for a public sale. He sold his farm last summer and soon after the sale intends to move to Columbus. Mrs. McDermott sys he knows how to buy a farm but he is going to let his wife pick out a house in Columbus to buy, and then she will be suited.
    A VOLZ, sons Walter and Harry, and Mrs. H. P. WETTENGEL returned from Glenwood, Iowa, last Thursday evening. Mr. Volz has about decided to give up the central telephone office here, but at present he and W. E. SCHURE are tending the elevator and phone so the children will not be kept from school.
    H. P. WETTENGEL made a business trip to Humphrey Friday.
    W. E. SCHURE went to Columbus last Friday, returning Saturday.
    McKILLIP & SWALLOW held a public sale of implements here last Saturday afternoon. It was the remains of the stock which they purchased last summer from H. J. BREUNIG at Humphrey, and consisted of nearly two carloads of material. On account of this large amount being forced onto the public here by auction sale, Mark NOSAL thinks he will not engage in the implement business here, as most of his would-be customers have been supplied.
    Frank KRINGS and little daughter were in Columbus Saturday on business.
    H. P. WETTENGEL was in Columbus Saturday on business.
    Mr. and Mrs. Maurice LANGAN were callers in Platte Center Saturday.
    Miss Josie SAVIDGE of Platte Center visited relatives here from Saturday until Monday. She returned home this week to remain indefinately.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. KOZIOL are the parents of a daughter born some two weeks ago. On account of various things occupying our time this item has previously escaped our attention.
    Most of the members of the J. F. SCHURE's family have taken their turn having the old-fashioned grip. They are reported better at present.
    Two of the McCARVILLE boys were callers in Columbus Saturday afternnon, one of them securing a marriage license from Judge RATTERMAN.
    A. C. LEAS transacted business in Humphrey Monday.
    Matt JAROS was calling on his wife at the Columbus hospital Monday and reports her as slightly improved.
    Mrs. Chas. SAVIDGE is having corn delivered today to the Omaha Elevator company.
    In the county board preceedings last week we noticed that the committee appointed on accounts and expenditures consists of Supervisors SCHAECHER, SCHWAZ and SCHURE. Wouldn't that "schake" you?
    John L. FLAKUS went down to Omaha Monday on business.
    At present there are no new developments in the banking situation here and no one seems to know whether a bank will be organized soon or not. Quite a number are ready to take hold of it but are waiting to see what other will do.
    Jos. LACHNIT, of Humphrey was a caller here Wednesday.
Columbus Telegram, February 1, 1907 - Tarnov Nebraska News Items
    January 30 -- H. P. WETTENGEL left last Thursday noon on a business trip to Columbus, Omaha, Council Bluffs and Norfolk, returning Sunday noon.
    George SCHURE, Charlie STREBLOW and Henry LUCHSINGER went to Columbus Sunday noon for a short visit. The fact that some of their lady friends are sojourning in that locality may have had something to do with it.
    Mrs. Chas. BRANDT of Council Bluffs, Iowa, came last Wednesday for a visit at the home of her cousin J. F. SCHURE.
    John KOZIAL went to Columbus Sunday noon.
    B. CHOHON and wife were business passengers to Columbus Monday.
    John PACEK and Miss Anna MOSTEK entered connubial bliss at 9 o'clock Monday morning in St. Michael's church.
    The stork visited the home of A. C. LEAS Monday evening leaving a bright baby boy, the fourth boy out of six children to bless their home. As Andrew is general merchant, postmaster, member of the village board and was just recently appointed deputy assessor for Burrows township, it may be well that he is looking for plenty of assistants.
    The coming nuptials of John BRYGG, of the firm of MATYA & Brygg, and Miss Victoria SAVIDGE, daughter of Mrs. Mary Savidge, and clerk at the FLAKUS store, were announced at St. Michael's church Sunday morning. Both of these are worthy young people and Josh joins a host of friends in wishing them a long and happy wedded life.
    Some miscreant did considerable cutting on harness at the PLACEK-TWOREK wedding celebration Monday evening. Jos. PAPROCKI, Jacob SYSLOW and Frank BOGUS were among the number who had damage done to their harness. In order to shield themselves in other matters some gave out the report that Joe GALUS did the mischief. He was given a hearing before Justice VOLZ Tuesday afternoon and found not guilty. An effort will be made to ascertain the guilty party who will probably be brought up before district court.
    At 9 o'clock Wednesday morning, Father Czech officiating, occurred the marriage of Henry KUREK and Miss Anna SLAWINSKI.
    Mrs. Mary SAVIDGE, and daughter, Miss Victoria, and John BRYGG were in Columbus Monday on business.
    F. M. COOKINGHAM, of Humphrey, was here Tuesday afternoon making out papers to have John KOZIAL given a hearing before the county board on the charge of dipsomania, in order to give him treatment in an inebriate asylum. There are a few others here who might justly be given a hearing before the same board and unless they mend their ways their turn will come sooner or later.
    H. P. WETTENGEL left Wednesday noon for Bison, Oklahoma, where he has accepted a position in the Bison State bank. Bison is located in Garfield county with Enid as the county seat. This is a great wheat country and the three elevators at Bison take in from 250,000 to 300,000 bushels of wheat annually. The Bison State bank has been running about four years with $5000 of stock, and during that time has made $3500 profits on the $5000 of stock, above all expenses.
    OUR VALEDICTORY -- With this issue JOSH bids farewell to The Telegram and Platte county friends. For nearly two years he has chronicled the happenings at this place, never missing a single issue. As some people have said, he has given the outside world a knowledge of what is going on here and let them know that this place is on the map. He has received many favorable comments from readers of his items living not only in this county, but in other counties. But there is another side to the question. Recently a man told Josh that the reason Tarnov did not develop like another village near here was due to the fact that some one did too much reporting of evil deeds to the newspapers - that they could commit any old crime in the other village and no mention was made of it in the papers. For that reason he claimed they went to the other village to transact their business. As to the truthfulness of his assertion Josh remains silent; others may judge for themselves. But God grant that such men as commit deeds not fit to be held up to public opinion may be reformed before it is everlasting too late. Hell will sure claim them if they don't repent. At all times the actions and writings of Josh have been what he thought was for the greatest benefit of the greatest number. He may have erred, as all human beings do, but he lays down the pen with a clear conscience that he has done what he could as a law abiding American citizen to advance the interests of his associates and to place the social status of the community on a higher plane. He admits that the effort was almost a futile one.but rests satisfied that he did what he could. With malice for none and charity for all, he bids a last adieu.
Columbus Telegram, February 8, 1907 - Tarnov Nebraska News Items
    ... the meeting of the Platte County Teachers' association at Humphrey returning Sunday.
    W. E. SCHURE has become an expert at working puzzles with matches.
    Buy your coal at T. B. HORD Grain company.
    Charles ZIEMBO made a business trip to Humphrey yesterday.
    Victoria, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. KOZIAL has been quite sick with lung fever.
    Emils KRINGS, jr., of Cedar Rapids, came last Wednesday to visit relatives a few days.
    Four inches of snow fell in this vicinity Sunday night, and we are having the coldest weather of the season.
    Mr. WALTERS, of Columbus, was transacting business in this village Monday.
    James NOONAN, W. E. SCHURE and James JOSTES were passengers to Columbus Monday, to take up their duties as jurors at this term of court.
    John M. KUDRON made a business trip to Columbus Tuesday.
    D. D. ROBERTS, of Platte Center, was in town Tuesday.
    Sheriff C. J. CARRIG came up Tuesday morning on official business returning on the evening freight.
    Mark NOSAL and John KOZIOL were transacting business in the county seat Wednesday.
    There has been almost a suspension of business in Tarnov, owing to the cold weather and snow storm the last few days. However, it is clearing up and a few farmers were hauling grain today, and by tomorrow the merchants can expect their customary patronage.
    Market report: Wheat, 57c; oats, 30 1/2 c; corn, ear, 33c; shelled 29 1/2c; eggs, 22c; butter, 18c; hogs, $6.25.
    People in this vicinity can help a Tarnov girl win a nice prize.
    Miss Josie SAVIDGE is a contestant in The Telegram's subscription contest. All Tarnov people should help her. The way to help her is to tell all Tarnov people to call on Miss Josie and pay her a year's subscription and have the votes cast for her. Other towns will be loyal to their home contestants in The Telegram's voting contest, and we of Tarnov should be loyal to our home girl.
    [Note: In a announcement in the Febr. 22 paper was this notice: ]
"Our Contestants" The ballot box was opened February 7 for the first time, and the count of votes resulted as follows: Josie SAVIDGE, Tarnov....4,800; Lizzie KNIGHT, Creston....17,400; Mary NEWMAN, Columbus, R. D. 3....19,200; Hazel KUNTZLEMAN, Columbus, R.D. 3....34,400. The ballot box will be opened next Thursday, February 21. Every person who pays money on subscription to The Telegram during this contest will receive the Nebraska Farmer, (weekly of Lincoln) free of charge"
Columbus Telegram, February 15, 1907 - Tarnov Nebraska News Items
    [Note: there was no separate section with specific Tarnov news but these items were in with general Columbus news items.]
    John KOZIAL, through Attorney McELFRESH, has applied to the district court for a writ of habeas corpus, claiming that he is being unlawfully detained by Sheriff CARRIG. Last week, on complaint of his wife, Kozial was examined by the county board of insanity and adjudged a dipsomaniac. Kozial admits that he is an occasional drinker, but says he is not an inebriate and because he doesn't want to take a cure for the booze habit he thinks he should be allowed his liberty.
    Mrs. Charles KULA died last Friday forenoon at her home fourteen miles southwest of this city, her physician pronouncing the ailment la grippe, from which she had suffered for several weeks. The deceased was a daughter of Mrs. Joseph MICEK of this city, at whose home the funeral services were held Monday forenoon, and later at the Catholic church. Her husband and two sons survive her. She was thirty-eight years old, and highly respected among the Polish families of the neighborhood in which she lived.
Columbus Telegram, February 22, 1907 - Humphrey Nebraska News Items
    Miss Sadie DRISCOLL who had been attending St. Francis school at this place for the past two years, died at convent Thursday afternoon after a short illness with double pneumonia. The young lady's mother, who lives in Idaho, was notified as soon as her daughter was taken ill and immediately started for this place but owing to the numerous washouts and belated trains did not arrive until Thursday evening, too late to see her daughter alive. No arrangements have been made yet for the funeral, but the remains will probably be taken to Madison county, the former home of the Driscoll family.
    Adoph MAUSBACK, who may be remembered by many Humphrey people, died at the insane asylum in Hastings on Wednesday of this week. In 1894 Mr. Mausback was committed to the NOrfolk asylum where he remained for about a year and a half when he was transferred to Hastings. Deceased was troubled with epilepsy, which affected his mind. He was fifty-two years old at the time of his death. Remains were brought to Humphrey last night and interment will take place tomorrow at St. Mary's cemetery southeast of town.
    Peter KOZIOL of this place and Miss HELEN STEMPEK of Duncan were united in marriage at the latter place Monday afternoon. The young couple will make Humphrey their home.
    A fire which started in the basement of the new parochial school building brought out the fire department Wednesday afternoon, but before the department got on the grounds the fire had been put out. It started in some way in paper and rubbish which had accumulated in the building. No damage to speak of.
    We received a South Dakota paper this week containing several columns devoted to advertising Indian heirship (sic) lands for sale. In looking it over we were attracted by the names of the deceased and the heirs. It is no wonder that the owners of the land died and it is a wonder that their heirs survive. Here are some of the names selected at random: Sarah Kills Alive, Paints Her Face Yellow, Bob Tail Boat, Whirlwind Catch Cat, Joe Long Pumpkin, Ragged Alice Hit Hard, Mabel Broken Leg, Eat Bull, Nellie Scratch Face, Sylvia Forked Tail, Big Belly, Jennie Thick Bread, Phillip Bull Tail, Lucy Skunk, Gets Mad Easy, Mary Chasing Mule, Charles Crooked Tail. It is claimed that an Indian child is named after the first thing the old man sees after the kid is born. If that is true there must be some funny things to be seen on the Sioux reservation.
    [Transcribers note: These names may give us a chuckle, but anyone with a Polish background will laugh with some reservation. I won't mention the Polish surnames for fear of embarrassing one of you good people, but you might be named after .....cabbage, sausage, dummy, dormouse, mother pig, goat (that's me) or such things as "wide bench slept on by soldiers" "handle of a shovel" and some which would be considered pornographic if I included them here]
    A week ago last Saturay night dogs got into Ed HIGGINS corral and killed five out of the ten sheep which were in there. These were fine, large ewes, and Mr. Higgins valued them at ten dollars each. The dogs, three of them, were discovered in the act, but unfortunately they could not be gotten close enough to shoot. A sheep killing dog, regardless of other virtues it may possess, is one of the most aggravating nuisances in existence.
Columbus Telegram, March 8, 1907 - Tarnov Nebraska News Items
    Miss Grace LEWIS went to Columbus Friday to visit home folks and friends, returning Sunday evening to resume her duties as teacher in the Tarnov school.
    F. M. COOKINGHAM's smiling face was seen on our streets Monday.
    The village board held their regular meeting Monday evening and discussed matters that came before the board.
    A. VOLZ departed last Friday for Portland, Oregon, to leave his little girls, Nellie and Bertha, and two boys, Charlie and Harry, with their grandparents, leaving his oldest boy, Walter, to work on the farm for this year. Mr. Volz expects to be gone about thirty days.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. LEOFFELHOLZ, of Humphrey, were visiting Jacob MAUSBACK and family Sunday.
    John KLINE made a business trip to Columbus Monday.
    W. E. SCHURE and Walter VOLZ are enjoying the old-fashioned way of doing their own cooking and dish washing. Will says he would soon give up batching only for the good gravy that Walter makes.
    C. E. BURHAM, president of the Norfolk National bank, was here one day last week to get his goods out of the Tarnov State Bank and have them shipped to Norfolk, where he thinks it will be easier for him to dispose of the furniture.
    Marshall FLAKUS and John MATYA went to Columbus Tuesday on business.
    Walter VOLZ drove to Humphrey Saturday on business.
    Paul McDANIEL, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McDaniel, has been quite sick the last few days, but at this writing is improved.
    Maurice LUNGEN has resigned his position with E.B. HORD Grain company, effective March 1. Louie SMITH of Genoa, has charge of the elevator.
    Miss Josie SAVIDGE is commencing to get subscribers for The Telegram. Up to this time Josie has not been working very hard to get subscribers, thinking it was such hard work. Cheer up, Josie, there is nothing like having nerve. If you will only ask your friends they will be glad to help you.
    Mr. and Mrs. John BRYGG are staying with Mrs. SAVIDGE, but will go to housekeeping as soon as Mr. Brygg can find some house to suit him and his bride.
Columbus Telegram, September 6, 1907 - Tarnov Nebraska News Items
    Otto HEUER of Columbus and Al EDWARDS, of Cornlea, visited Tarnov Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. C. LEAS went to Humphrey Friday.
    G. BENDER, of Cornlea, and his uncle, John , of Humphrey, were here Friday, the latter looking after his political interests.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred HAUN and their son, Michael, of Spalding are visiting at the home of Mrs. Chas. SAVIDGE.
    Gene LOOMIS, of Lindsay, was here Thursday on business.
    John MATYA drove to Humphrey Monday evening.
    Fred HAUN has returned to Spalding after a few days' visit with friends here.
    A bright baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John ZOUCHA last Sunday.
    Mr. Jas. GALUS and his sister, Miss Mary, of Duncan, were visiting friends here a few days.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jas. ZOUCHA and brother, Andrew, of Fullerton, came down Tuesday evening to visit their sick grandfather, Mr. John SAVIDGE.
    Tony GRZEHOWIAK came down from Loup City Tuesday morning to visit his grandfather, Mr. SAVIDGE, who is very ill.
    Michael PAPROCKI, of Humphrey visited friends at this place Sunday.
    Henry C. LACHNIT, of Lindsay, visited Tarnov friends Monday.
    Mrs. A. VOLZ and children left for Council Bluffs Thursday, for a visit with relatives.
    Will SCHURE has accepted a position with the Omaha Elevator company Fremont, and left for that place Wednesday noon.
    John ROMAN left Monday for Omaha, and will remain there for some time.
    A sister of Charlie and Jas. PYTEL arrived Tuesday morning from Europe, and intends to remain here.
Columbus Telegram, October 4, 1907 - Tarnov Nebraska News Items
    Mrs. John BRYGG and Mrs. Mary SAVIDGE drove up to Humphrey last Tuesday.
    Among those from this vicinity who attended the ROY GALUS wedding at Duncan last Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. Jos. MATYA, John and Frank MATYA, Steve PAPROCKI, Jos. KOZIEL and Jacob BEDNASZ.
    Mrs. Charles SAVAGE, Mr. and Mrs. Felix NORVAK and A. C. LEAS were in Columbus last Saturday, some to visit and the others to transact business.
    The infant babe of Mr. and Mrs. Mike SLIWA did Sunday morning from the effects of whooping cough.
    James SAVIDGE, formerly of Tarnov, but of late a resident of Chicago, has accepted a position as traveling salesman for the Chicago Art company. He is now soliciting in Indiana and southern Michigan, but will leave soon for territory further east, and will spend the winter in Florida.
    Chas. KOZIEL went to Genoa Thursday to do a job of carpenter work.
    A. C. LEAS made a business trip to Humphrey Tuesday.
    Mrs. Mary SAVIDGE went to Genoa Saturday last for a visit with relatives.
    John FLAKUS made a business trip to Columbus Tuesday.
    Ed HOEFFELMAN, of the Oldenbusch neighborhood was in town Tuesday.

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