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Please note that these are selected articles only and I do not have access to the full year of newspapers. Also, I have retained the original wording and spelling from the articles. I realize they contain many typographical errors. A special thanks to Charlotte Morton for loaning me these newspapers!

June 13, 1895

Mr. J.J. Walker and wife went to Humphrey to visit relatives and friends for a few days. Mr. Walker will attend the Institute at Columbus before they return to Monroe.

The Indian baseball team of Genoa was in town to see the ball game this afternoon. ... The town was full of people today to see the ball game between the Monroe and Looking Glass baseball teams. ... Come next Saturday and see the game between the Platte Center and the Genoa Indians. ... The Monroe and Looking Glass baseball teams played a good game of ball this afternoon, the game was in favor of the Monroe team. The score stood 17 to 10. The first two innings on both sides were played without making a tally, but after that Monroe took the lead. John Douglass right fielder for the Monroe team made a three base hit. "Good boy John."

Mr. Dan'l Wilson of Postville was in town today, he reports his wife and daughter are very sick.

DEATH - The daughter of Dan Kavenaugh was buried on Wednesday morning. The board of Equalization were expected to adjourn over until afternoon to attend the funeral.

The closing of Fred Naylor's store in Columbus, was a surprise to most people. Fred says it was percipitated by the action of the attorneys, who insisted that they must have the money that afternoon. Report says the sheriff kicked the store open and took out goods after possession had been given to the State Bank. Probably those attorneys have put their clients foot into it bad.

Fred Meedle says its quite a science to induce the 30 pound Cat fish to bite, but he has it down fine.

D.W. Zeigler started out as a traveling man this morning. He is selling letter copying supplies. Success to him.

Mrs Frank Kenyon was reported as doing as well as could be expected on Tuesday. We hope she will be entirely well soon.

The Monroe bridge is fast being gotten back to its place. Accidents will happen, and it takes a little time to repair them.

A shooting affair was reported from Platte Center this morning. No great damage done, loose morals were reported as the cause.

The R.R. trains only once a day each way, seem to prove a bonanza to Fennimore of Oconee, who has his teams on the road quite steadily carrying traveling men. It is good for Fennimore any way.

June 20, 1895

Mrs. Talbitzer went to Ohio on a visit last week.

Mrs Dan'l Wilson Sr. is reported very sick on Wednesday.

Mrs. Frank Kenyen is getting along as well as could be expected.

The R.R. will need more switch room inside of three months, need it bad.

Rev. Churchill was playing ball on the Monroe grounds on Tuesday.

Grand-mother Kelley seems little changed. She is alwazys cheerful and talks quite strong.

ACQUAINTANCE SOCIAL - Mr. and Mr.s Churchill of Oconee, will open their home on Friday evening of this week to all who can possibly be present. They desire to get acquainted with all, and therefore desire your presence. Ice cream and cake served. Not even a collection to be taken.

July 18, 1895

B.R. Steinbaugh shipped chickens on Wednesday to the Omaha market.

Mr. and Mrs. S. Alexander were in town Tuesday. Mr. A. looks quite hearty for him.

The Rev. Joel Warner returned to St. Edwards this week. Our correspondent up there might make a note so as to have something to write about.

Ed Vaughn and Dave Parr from Glenwood, Mills Co, ZIowa, passed through the city enroute to A.Volz ranch Monday morning. Ed Vaughn is a brother-in-law of Alex and will stay with him until fall. They report crops as being good in Iowa.

C. A. Gerrard had quite a gathering of friends at his fathers on Tuesday evening in honor of his nineteenth birthday, those present seemed to enjoy themselves, of course Charley looked tall on such an occassion.

The Misses Riley Milliners of Albion passed through Monroe on bicycles on Saturday enroute to Columbus where they will join E. W. Gunther and family and then take the B & M R.R. to Billings, Montana, from there N P R.R. to the Yellowstone National Park. They contemplate being gone two months. We wish them a pleasant trip.

Ernest Gerrard made good time the first day out on his trip going from Columbus to Omaha on his wheel. We advised him to start slowly. He had not made up his mind whether to take passage from Baltimore or New York when we last saw him.

Card of Thanks - We would respectfully return our heartfelt thanks to the kind neighbors and friends who have rendered as assistance and sympathy during the long sickness, death, and burial of our mother. - John M Kelley, P H Kelley, Mrs. A Young, Jessie B Kelley

July 25, 1895

DIED - July 20th at 10:30 A.M. at their home south of Columbus, Mrs Caroline T Barnum, wife of George E Barnum. Caroline T. Kimball was born in Ills. on July 19, 1848. She came to Nebraska with her folks in 1868 and on Dec 24, 1868 was married to George E. Barnum. They have lived since in Polk, Butler and Platte Countys. Mrs. Barnum was an earnest christian worker, having united with the Methodist church at Bellwood where she was also an earnest worker in the W.C.T.U. She leaves a husband and two children, also a father, four brothers, and two sisters to mourn her loss. Together with all her acquintance in the different localities where she has lived. The funeral services were held at the house July 22 and she was placed to rest in the burial grounds at Bellwood. The casket was covered with floral offerings of relatives and friends. A beautiful pillow of flowers with the word "Mother" across the front, told more than all else in what esteem she was held. The Looking Glass joins the many friends in extending its sympathy to the breaved family in this there greatest loss of a "Mother".

Sheldon and Welch are about to become an Elevator Co., according to accounts, they have one eye on Albion and the other on Monroe.

Mr. Walker and wife returned on Tuesday. They expect to remove to Humphrey where Mr. Walker has a school. The Looking Glass wishes them success in the new field.

Sheldon & Welch have purchased half of C.W. Hollinghead's shares in the Farmers Elevator. They will put a large stock of oats in bins to hold over.

The steam thresher of Warren and Whitcomb was tried, thresed out a couple of loads of oats, and then tooted its way out to the farms for businesss, last Monday. We judge by the size of the proprietors and the crops, that they will do a big business this fall.

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