Platte Co., NE - Monroe 1900 News NEGenWeb Project
PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
Monroe Looking Glass
1900 Newspaper Extracts


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!
August 23, 1900

J.J. Williams has sold the Ice business to Ellis.

Parties are talking of another Livery stable here.

J.J. Williams has a nice new show case. Call and see it.

A new firm from Waterloo will contract Seed here next year.

Mrs. J.J. Williams has been very sick this week but is now improving.

John Gleason left yesterday for La Cross Wis, where he goes to visit his sister.

Dr. Clark, the Columbus Dentist, makes a speciality of fine filling. Office in North Block, 13th street. ... Dr. Clark the Columbus Dentist, extracts teeth without pain. No chloroform, no either, no gas, no harm to young or old. Office in North BLock, 13th Street.

Two members of the City Council have removed from our city, they will have an entirely new deal soon.

Mrs. Joseph Webster will go to Sioux City for special treatment, she has improved materially. We hope she may soon be well.

We understand Walter is thinking of sending to Indiana for his Grand mother to keep house for him this winter.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and family of Texas were visiting Mr. and Mrs. James Irwin the first of the week. Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Irwin are sisters.

The building now used for a Barber shop will be vacated about the 10th of Sept., this is a good lacation for business, rent reasonable. Enquire of F.H. Gerrard.

James North was a Monroe visitor yesterday.

L.J. Hendryx & Co, will buy the Hogs in the future.

Brad Thurston will build a new house soon. He can buy his lumber right.

The Threshers are within hearing they are threshing for Geo. Alexander today.

Mr. and Mrs. O. Stevens of St. Edwards visited with M. Campbell's this week.

Judge Duffy of Columbus was a Monroe visitor yesterday. He is as hale and hearty as ever.

Jerry Deickman, the Genoa banker, was shaking hands with Monroe friends yesterday.

Monroe Changes. Frank Kelley moved to Abbie where he will buy grain. ... Chas. Kelley has gone to Belgrade to buy grain. ... H.J. Henddryx has bought the Douglas place. ... Bert Priest buys the Frank Kelley place. ... Robt Cave buys the west half of the Thursday house and moves it over onto the Avenue. ... Frank Croshaw takes the other half of the Thurston house. ... H.J. Hendryx will build a residence soon. He has bought lot No. 2 in block F. ... Chas. Terry's house nears completion. ... Mrs. Sutton moves her building occupied by Mr. Luke farther back on the lot and puts a foundation under it. ... Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Hendryx expect to start tomorrow for a months visit in Chicago and their old home in Michigan. They will be accompanied by their grandchildren, Miss Ada Barter of Chicago, who has been visiting them, Miss Lillian and Horatio Adams, and little Ada Hendryx.

The annual reunion of the old settlers of Platte county will be held in the opera house at Columbus, Tuesday, August 23, 1900. At 10 o'clock a.m.
        Bring your baskets of lunch, plates, knives, forks and spoons.
        Dinner promptly at 12 o'clock. All the old settlers are earnestly requested to bring their families and eat dinner at the opera house. Tea coffee, sugar, cream and lemonade will be furnished to all, free of charge.
        No fees, no dues, no collections. Everything free, and everybody welcome, whether old or new settler. Take a day off and have a good, old-fashioned time.

Program. At 2 o'clock p.m., the President Mrs. W.W. Manington, will call the meeting to order.
        Invocation, Rev. Joel Warner of Creston.
        Address of welcome by Louis Held, Mayor of Columbus.
        Addresses will be delivered by the following old settlers: H.J. Hudson, C.A. Spiece, J.E. North, Leander Gerrard, Geo. W. Galley, W.B. Dale, W.A. McAllister, John M. Kelley, John Walter, Geo. S. Truman, Rev. Joel Warner, E.A. Gerrard and Guy C. Barnum.


August 30, 1900

Sick List. Mrs. Alexander is improving. ... Mrs. W.H. Cole is better. ... Miss. Minnie Crookham is gaining. ... Robt. Tolles is sick yet. ... Henry Gibbs boy is quite sick. ... And no Dr. in town.

Prof. Hicks Junior has returned from his eastern trip.

Hendryx moves his stable tomorrow.

Ames of Genoa is moving buildings here and he keeps them moving.

A Social at Dave Thomas for the benefit of Preacher, cleared $56. good for them.

Now is the accepted time in Monroe. Business locations can be had for a song, while land adjoining town is reaching toward the $100. mark.
    Take our guess for it that business stands will double in value in three years and not be had at that. The town is away behind the Country and must catch up.
    Think of business lots on the business blocks from $75. to $500. in a town where land is boudling in value every three years.
    We do not want to see large farms near town, five acres well handles and irrigated is enough and will build up a prosperous thrivingt community, that will support a good business city in the near future.
    There is no place within our knowledge that has as good a future close at hand as Monroe. If we make proper use of our opportunities. Soon the green bay tree will not be found, and the day of prosperity and solid growth will make our people rejoice, we must have our preparations in shape to take care of it.

J.R. Meagher returned Monday.

George Alexander is visiting in Illinois this week.

Rev. C.E. Bently Is visiting in Europe this summer.

Joseph Webster Returned from South Dakota on Monday last.

Born, Aug. 25th, to Mrs. and Mr. Frank Croshaw, a daughter.

L.T.L. Meets with Almira Conard Friday afternoon 3 o'clock F.E. Weeks, Supt.

Miss. Weeks and Miss Lightner visited the Indian School at Genoa this week.

The I.O.G.T. Lawn Sociable at Lizzie Lightners Friday evening. Aug, 30th, bring refreshments.

A little fistcuff on Wednesday over payment of wages, did not seriously hurt either party.

L.J. Hendryx. and Co. are putting in wide shelves for dry goods in one side of their double store.

The Thurston House is being moved. Robert Cave gets half the building, it is to be put next to the butcher shop.

The L.T.L. had a good gathering last week, the children were rejoicing over the return of the Supt., Miss F.E. Weeks.

In early days it took the better part of three days to go from Monroe to Omaha. Now it took Miss Weeks the part of three days to come from Auburn, N.Y., to Monroe.

Stamps taste bad in the mouth, when a man makes a deed or a mortgage and licks the war stamps required by the gold bugs he tastes imperialism for quite a while.

Dr. Geo. F. Pugh, Physician and Surgeon, Platte Center, Nebr. Carries full line perscription drugs. Calls promptly answered day or night.

Mrs. Estella Thompson received a letter, last week from her Aunt in N.Y. announcing the death of her grandmother, Mrs. S.C. Ensign.

Geo Fox and wife of Omaha Mrs. Ed, Fox of Columbus and Mr. and Mrs M. Campbell went up to Genoa Monday to attend the 50 anniversary of the Marriage of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Fox of Genoa.

School. Commences on Monday Sept. 3d. For the benefit of the school, Children with Whooping Cough will not be allowed to attend. ... Children should start with the opening so the classes will start even.

John Gleason and nephews, Gleason Bros. have gone to Ill. to see Johns Brother who is very ill.

Chas. Terry is ready to paint.

Miss. Cole of Lincoln who was visiting with Lightners returned home this week.

Brad Thurston goes into the Lightner building until he makes changes.

We hear that in the storm on last Wednesday night Gottschalks barn in Columbus was struck by lightning, telegraph poles were splintered on the road between there and Oconee. In Oconee two of Chas. Chapins trees were struck one of them standing close to his stable.


September 6, 1900

Hay making is rushing this week.

J.J. Williams went to Genoa Tuesday.

Mr. Humphrey imported a pair of rabbits, they came yesterday.

Geo. Alexander is expected home from Illinois Saturday.

Miss. Olie Mars went to Brainard yesterday, for a few days.

L.J. Hendryx and wife went to Lincoln Monday to take in the State Fair.

The Woodmans picnic at Genoa on Tuesday was not largely attended.

Dr. W.W. Frank returned from his trip to Iowa Wednesday morning.

The second half of Brad Thurstons house has been rolling down the road for several days.

Say! go out to Olines place Friday evening and try the Ice Cream. the ride will do you good.

Most of farmers report an excellent crop of millet this year and it brings a fair price at present.

J.E. North and L.J. North will move onto their place west of Monroe between this and next spring.

The W.C.T.U. meets next week witih Mrs. R.B. Sutton. A good attendance is desired.

L.J. Hendryx is figuring to have a lady clerk, when he gets into the other part of his store.

The seed Co will run three washers on their place and one among the farmers, at present and more if required.

Winter wheat still leads where it does not winter kill. We hear of a man getting 47 bushel to the acre in the east part of the County.

The Monroe Depot still hangs fire, it is waiting until the Fusion forces elect a representative from Platte Co. we presume.

J.J. Williams is talking of another Store room on the west of his present place. Jack is growing apace.

Rev. Wier of Columbus will preach in Monroe on Sabbath Morning and Evening. He is the minister with whom our people were so much pleased on a former visit.

Mrs. Oline and Miss Lizzie Lightner went to Lynch on Tuesday. Mrs. Oline going to her daughter Mrs. S.W. Lightner who is sick.

Marcus Wdonski and Mrs. Anna Silva were over from Tarnov yesterday. They were buying land adjoining Tarnov, from Gerrard.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Barnum and Baby were Monroe visitors Monday.

The Irrigation Co had water in the ditch again Monday.

Lou Hendryx is back from the State Fair and reports it O.K.

Isaiah Lightner returned Monday, from his Northern trip.

Large water melons are in evidence along the side walk. Nebraska is great on water melons.

Mrs. James Irwin went to Columbus Tuesday to have some dental work done.

Harry Preston and son came over from Platte Center Monday and called on Looking Glass.

John Boss will move to town and Mr. Waffle will move on the place now occupied by Mr. Boss.

Mike Sheriden died on Monday, while pitching to threshers on his own place. he fell over and died with but a few gasps.

School opened on Monday. The primary department started in with forty three scholars, whichi makes a pretty good showing for the commencment.

Miss. Potter met with quite an accident last week. She was driving Len Rileys horse and buggy, the buggy was upset and Miss. Potter considerably bruised but the buggy suffered most.

Mr. and Mrs. Campbell attended the fifieth wedding anniversary of Mrs. Campbell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fox, at Genoa. They were the parents of thirteen children, ten of whom are living, of the 38 grand children born to them, there are 34 living, also 15 great grand children.

Mr. James Irwin and Sam Terry are contemplating a trip to Oklahoma starting about the 17th of September. They intend visiting Oklahoma City, Ponca and the surrounding country.

I.O.G.T. The Lawn Social at the home of Miss. Lizzie Lightner was well attended. The young people (of whome ye Editor made one) seemed to enjoy themselves hugely. The gams were quite lively. The Ice cream excellent, the cake and lemonade of the best, while the handsome water melons could not be beat.

We hear it confidently predicted that land adjoining Monroe will reach the hundred dollar mark in side of three years.
    Already sales are made at $60. per acre, $75 has been refused for one piece, and Irrigation has not gotten in its work, in fact has just commenced.
    Five acres in small fruits and vetitables will make a man a good living Mr. Nehmoler has been leveling up a piece in splendid shape so he can flood it any time, all the land close to town wil be put through the same process so soon as people catch on.


September 13, 1900

Mr. and Mrs. M. Campbell were St. Edwards visitors Saturday.

Frank Croshow is now located on his five acre lot east of town.

5 3/4 inches of rain fell in this locality last Monday night.

We understand that W.T. Craig has sold his residence to Ed Watts.

Stanley Maley is taking in the fair at Madison this week.

Dr. Clark was at Monroe Tuesday and reports a busy day.

Monday nights rain flooded all the hay fields and did considerable damage to hay and alfalfa.

Ed Higgins and daughter, of Platte Center, were Monroe visitors Wednesday morning.

Frank Emerson, General manager of the Seed Co., was a Monroe visitor the first of the week.

George Alexander and Arthur Watts returned from Kewance, Ill., Tuesday.

Miss Mable Campbell is staying with J.J. Williams' and going to school in Monroe.

Ed Chambers, of the firm of Beecher, Hockenberger & Chambers of Columbus, made a business trip to Monroe Tuesday.

Died, Sunday last at Streeter Ill. Mike Gleason, brother of John Gleason and father to Thomas Phil and Joseph Gleason.

Gerrard and Zeiglar have recieved the paint to paint their barn. The paint comes from the Eureka Paint Co.

P.H. Kelley made this office a call to-day and is very much interested in opening a road on the east side of his farm.

Mrs. Nicklen took the east bound train yesterday.

Ernest A. Gerrard of Columbus, is a Monroe visitor today.

John and Tom Gleason returned from Ill. Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Obrist were over here from Silver Creek trading on Saturday.

Mrs. John Munter Jr., started for Indiana, Monday, where she will visit for a month with relatives.

Harry Luke and Jack Hart are in Madison this week attending the fair.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Obrist have been visiting with relatives near Stromsburg the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Barnes left for Kewanee Ill. Tuesday after a short visit with relatives here.

Isaac Kenyon left for Columbus Wednesday where he will work for the Seed Co. for two weeks.

J.J. Williams was up to Genoa yesterday to buy Ice, he has made arrangements to get a supply.

We noticed in our exchanges the Death of Rev. J.B. Maxfield one of the old settlers of Neb. and a Presiding Elder in the M.E. Church Mr. Maxfield was a resident Minister at Genoa in the early 60 ties he preached the funeral sermon at Columbus of Abraham Lincoln.

The Lumber Merchants in Columbus are fightin and consequently lumber is very low. We hear that there are twelve new houses buildingnorth of the R.R. this is helping out the town of Columbus. If we had a Lumber firm in Monroe that would sell Lumber so it would start a boom in Monroe.


September 20, 1900

P.H. Kelley is visiting at North Bend.

Charley Cave is talking of starting a livery in Monroe.

F.H. Gerrard started for Colfax Co. on Tuesday.

W.T. Craig and wife returned from Friend yesterday.

Geo. Schidel jr. was a Monroe visitor last Saturday.

Ernest A. Gerrard of Columbus was a Monroe visitor Tuesday.

Mrs. E.A. Ransom is visiting with her mother Mrs. F.H. Gerrard.

Dr. Hansen and Dr. Benthack were Monroe visitors on Monday and called on Looking Glass.

Miss Rickley, who teaches in the east end of the district, is boarding with W.H. Cole.

We see Robt. Wiley on our streets lately, we suppose he is back to stay.

The man with the patent lamp wick preserver was taking us in with the other chumps yesterday.

The Ladies Aid of the Presbyterian Church made quite a success of their Ice cream Entertainment on Saturday evening. they took in about twelve dollars.

Mrs. Irwin has received word that her brother-in-law, Mr. Johnson of Galveston, was in the flood, but escaped, but they think their home is gone.

Mike Campbell was in yesterday, he is so full of water, he can hardly think of anything else, certainly he will not forget it until the next dry spell. His millet swims well.

The trains have not been very regular since the flood.

Miss Sacrider is geting up an extensive concernt for the 29th, we anticipate something good.

Dr. P.L. Benthack has changed his office to Walter Jewells former residence, special attention is given to women and children's diseases.

Lou Hendryx is moving into his new building, and the double store will give him more than double space to show goods.

W.C.T.U. Meets with Mrs. Ezra Fellows next Wednesday afternoon. It is hoped the members will make an extra effort to get there. A ride into the country to see the ripening corn will do you good, visitors are invited.

Rain. We hardly know if the water fall of Friday morning, is justly called a rain. Certainly a very large amount of water fell in this vicinity. It cut under the rail road just east of town, and ran over a little further east.
    We learn that the Seed Farm suffered large loss, we hope not so much as the estimate, for water leaves life where it damages vines, etc., and is not like drought in leaving nothing but dry leaves and dust.
    Lightning struck the house of L.D. Smith just east of town, not doing large damage. Many potatoe patches were flooded and squash and melon vines knocked down, it makes the squash and pumpkins show. Many cedars were filled with water, and the roads are damp.

Chas. A Gerrard who has rendered faithful and efficient service in The Argus office during the last nine months, will become editor and publisher of the Silver Creek Times October 1, having closed a deal for the plant and business with the Misses Edith and Pauline Wooster. Mr. Gerrard has the hustling qualities and the pluck and determination so vitally essential to the success of a newspaper venture and The Argus believes that under his management the Times will be a growing winner. Mr. Gerrard's master stroke thus far in life was the winning of a bride a few months ago who will actively assist him in his new undertaking, her natural ability and accomplishments being such as to make his success doubly sure. --Argus.

There was no preaching service last Sabbath. Rev. Nicklen had not returned from presbytery, and the Episcopal minister failed to arrive.
    The congregation waited until near twelve o'clock.
    There was a good C.E. Meeting in the evening. Elder Talbitzer leader. The audience was fair and largely made up of young people, who were very attentive and orderly. It is our opinion that there is an earnest desire for better things amongst us.


September 27, 1900

Banker Webster will build a residence in town.

Geo. Barnum will build here in the near future.

F.H. Gerrard went to Columbus Saturday returning Tuesday.

J.J. Williams and wife went to Omaha yesterday.

Otto Ohlson and Jake Smyer went to Omaha yesterday.

Albert Russell was a Monroe visitor Wednesday.

Mr. Lennen will build right away. Monroe is taking a start.

The W.C.T.U. meets with Mrs. Fifield on Wednesday Oct. 10th, at 3 p.m.

P.O. Kelley has sold his farm to Thos. Shaffer, and talks of coming to town to live. It is a good farm, and has fallen into good hands. P.H. will be an addition to our town of sterling worth.

We learn through Mrs. Manington that Mrs. Elizabeth Burgess died recently, our old timers will remember Wm. Burgess who was white headed twenty years ago. He still lives.

Harry B. Reed is a Monroe visitor today. He is looking after his political fences, being a candidate for the Legislature upon the Republican ticket. We wish he trained with us.

We hear that Isaiah Lightner has been nominated for congress in this Third Dist., by the Prohibionist. He will get a good vote where he is known, and would fill the office to the best of his ability if elected.

The war goes on between money and men. The strike in the coal mines is another skirmish. The fight in the Philippines is still another and it is the same old war. Reader where stand you.

Populist Caucus. The voters of Monroe Twp, are requested to meet in caucus at the Red School house on Monday evening, Oct., 1st, at half past seven for the purpose of nominating a Town Ticket. A cordial invitation is extended to all that desire good Officers to attend. Eugene Fellers, Com.

Hendryx shipped a car of Hogs Monday.

Charles Terry's house nears completion.

Mrs. Chas Potter was a Columbus visitor Monday.

Mrs. Thurston returned from Schuyler Monday.

Miss Lizzie Lightner returned from Lynch Saturday.

Ed Chambers of Columbus was a Monroe visitor Monday.

Mr. Herrick of Columbus was a Monroe visitor Tuesday.

Hollinshead & Dack shipped two car load of calves on Monday.

Geo. Lewis has the contract for building Brad Thurston's house.

O.M. Mayfield will start a paper at Bellgrade to be called the Herald.

The little son of Mrs. Robinson has been very ill for the past week.

Much hay was damaged in the heavy rains, and hay will be hay this fall.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dress and family are down from Woodville visiting relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. James Smith are the proud parents of a son, born Monday, Sept. 24th.

P.H.D. Hagel, the piano man of Columbus was a Monroe visitor Friday and reports business good.

Rev. W.A. Davis of Dodge will preach next Sabbath at Wattsville and Monroe Congregational church at the usual hours.

The Call for a meeting of those who have signed for a Bryan Club and all others that wish to join should have been Oct., 5th. We will have speakers here that night and want a good crowd. Remember the date Friday Oct., 5th, and tell all your neighbors. Com.

Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Hendryx returned from Mich., today.

Emerson's Seed farm is litterally sowed with big melons, squash and cucumbers out of which they are working the seed with machinery.
    They have a string of teams and men gathering them in, but it looks like it would take an army to gather the whole crop.
    Merson claims a large loss from water standing on the ground over the cucumbers. He is urging better road drainage and no one will deny that it is needed.
    Certainly there should be a road north and south every mile with a large ditch on each side, this would carry all the floods to the river so there would be no water flooding from Lost Creek or other similar draws.
    The road immediate west of Monroe requires large drainage and the top graveling. It is as bad ground or worse than that immediately west of Columbus and has had but little more work done upon it.
    There was considerable money in the County road fund a short time ago, and some of it would be well spent in draining all these low places with roads to the river and cross roads between, we hope Mr. Emerson will be able to open the eves of our people to the advantage to be gained by doing this work.

We were glad to hear how much the people of Columbus like Rev. Weir. He seems to have taken the people by storm, only that he holds out steadily. We learn that there were thirteen additions to the church at the last communion. Mr. Weir is still a student, and is evidently a man of large promises. Certainly we are glad to know of a wakening up in Columbus for it has always been a hard field. We rejoice with them and with the young man. May he go in the power of the spirit continually.


October 4, 1900

Geo. C. Smith is a Monroe visitor today.

W.T. Craig is looking at lots with a view to a location.

Mrs. Pugsley and two daughters wree Monroe visitors today.

Report says Mrs. Swisher was taken very sick last night.

Mr. and Mrs. Rocks of Iowa were the guests of M. Campbell's yesterday.

Come early Monday evening and help organize the Bryan Club before the speaking.

Mrs. O.E. Steinbaugh came up from Columbus for a visit with friends and relatives.

Robt Wiley made Looking Glass a pleasant call Tuesday. He is no plute even if he is heeled.

Hon. G.M. Hitchcock will be here Monday, Oct 8th, do not fail to hear him speak.

Another man looking over the field for a livery site this week. Surely we will have two or three new ones soon.

John Munter runs the hottest sewing machine we ever saw and it is not a cheap one either. It would make the Ladies smile to see it run.

John Kyle was over from South of the river. He brought a carbuncle along on his neck and he did not forget that he had it with him.

Mr. Wm. Hollingshead and W.W. Manington were not enough of a crowd to secure spcial rates to St. Edwards to hear Gen. Howard speak.

Hon. G.M. Hitchcock, Editor of the World Herald, will speak in the Hall at Monroe, Monday evening, Oct. 8th. Bring all your folks and let them hear the truth.

Slayton will be the Ice man next summer.

Sallach says it is too late for him to sow winter wheat, but others are trying it still.

Dan Kavenaugh was moving his household goods through town up to his farm yesterday.

Chas. Kerr was in town yesterday with a sore foot. He stepped on a nail and it is pretty bad.

The Ice House is being torn down. This makes us feel the heat of next summer already.

Geo. Lewis put his onions in the loft of the big barn and they were too heavy, the joists broke.

C.A. Gerrard will get out his first issue of the Silver Creek Times this week, we have a curiosity to see his editorials. Charley is bright and we anticipate The Times will hold its repute for independence.

Hon. J.E. North was a Monroe visitor on Monday. It is curious to note the differance of opinion as to his chances, some contend that he will not carry a precinct or ward in Platte county. Others claim that he will swing the larger part of the democrats into line for his part of the republican ticket.

Concert. The hall was tastefully decorated with bunting. The entertainment was a success from start to finish. The climax was reached by the Quartett in "We all have a very bad cold." Every performance was first class, and the whole entertainment a credit to our capable music teacher, Miss Carrie Sacrider. The Hall was poorly lighted making it hard to read the Programs.

On Wednesday Mr. Draper was up to look over his farm where Sam Dean lives. He thinks it will be some time before the Irrigation Co gets the arrangments complete so as to give satisfaction to the people who wish to Irrigate.

We ought to have some Prohibtion speeches here. Now that Isaiah Lightner is running for Congress. There are many who cannot vote for Robinson and they can find no better candidate than Lightner.


October 11, 1900

Arthur Bishop is up west after his cattle.

Wm. Kelley was a Columbus visitor Tuesday.

H.J. Hendryx was a Columbus visitor Tuesday.

Ed Early passed through Monroe Monday.

Born to Mrs. Len Riley, Monday Oct. 8th, a daughter.

H.B. Reed of Columbus was a Monroe visitor Tuesday.

C.L. Gerrard of Columbus was a Monroe visitor Tuesday.

Dan Kavenaugh was a Columbus visitor between trains Tuesday.

H.S. Elliot of Columbus was a Monroe visitor Tuesday.

E.A. Gerrard attended Grand Lodge at Scotia this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Potter of Woodville were in town Wednesday.

The W.C.T.U. will meet with Mrs. Fifield Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 3 P.M.

Thomas Dack and D.P. Mahoney were over from Platte Center Monday eve to hear G.M. Hitchcock speak.

A birthday party was given at the home of W.A. McWilliams last evening, in honor of the twenty-first birthday of their son Elsworth.

On Monday Rev. Joel Warner passed through Monroe on the road to attend Synod which meets at Central City on Tuesday.

Geo Smith was down from Bellgrade last week, he reports plenty of competition in building material and hardware and many buildings going up. Framing lumber $18. per M.

The Bryan Club was organized last Monday evening by electing H.J. Hendryx as President and Eugene Fellers Secretary. We did not learn how many had joined but number next week. The next meeting will be held Saturday evening. Speakers will be on hand to entertain the meeting.

Last week Geo. Alexander bought out the Smyres Resterant. Geo. will try to run a nice place we think.

Charley Chapin had his seed all out and dried last week. He says his Rocky-Ford melon yeilded 350 lbs to the acre. Squash 400 lbs. If he gets a fair price he will get more than grain will bring after deducting the extra labor.

George Alexander has opened out a first class resturant and is now ready to serve the public in anything in his line. We think Mr. and Mrs. Alexander will make a success of the business.

DIED. Emma, wife of Joseph Webster, died at Sioux City, Iowa, Tuesday, Oct. 9th. Besides the bereaved husband she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Hill, of S.D., and a son, Wm. Webster of Monroe. The remains were laid to rest in the Friends cemetery at 2 p.m. to-day. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all in their sorrow.


October 18, 1900

Ike Kenyon is moving his squash.

Ernest Gerrard passed up west on Tuesday.

Garret Hulst returned to Monroe this morning.

Jake Smyres talks of buying over the track.

Dan Kavenaugh was on our streets yesterday.

Peter Toline is siding up his house, it makes quite an improvement.

Brad Thurston's house looms up considerable. He proposes to have it well built.

Threshers report 500 bushels of millet from fourteen acres on Clarence Gerrards' place.

Mrs. Prof. Williams and Mrs. S. Alexander of Columbus are Monroe visitors this week.

Mrs. Hill of S.D., sister of Wm. Webster, and her daughter, who have been visiting here the past week, return home tomorrow.

The Baptist people in Columbus are fixing up their church, they have moved it to the north side on Olive street; They have raised seven hundred dollars towards the improvements.

Report says Joseph Hollingshead has bought two farms near Silver Creek going to start a cattle ranch. Pays nine thousand for one, and eight thousand for the other. Joe is booming considerable.

Isaiah Lightner says he raised the best crop of apples this year he has raised so far. He mulched with straw and where the mulching was heaviest he had the best apples. He never trims his trees.

Prices will be poor until after election.

Born, Oct. 13th, to Mrs. McWilliams a son.

Mr. and Mrs. Sacrider and son, Mill, are visiting in Stromsburg.

Fred Schulty was threshing yesterday, his stacks were dry and his wheat splendid, we do not know the yield yet but it is good.

Dr. Clark, the Dentist, makes a speciality of fine gold filling, crown and bridge work, in Monroe Oct., 23rd, office at the Hotel.

On Saturday last Dick Rossiter, Co. Surveyor was up surveying out an addition to the town of Monroe. It is on the west of the Osborn addition, on the land of S.C. Terry. Prof. Hicks will be the promoter of the addition.


October 25, 1900

Monroe's boom is one.

F.H. Gerrard talks of building.

H.J. Hendryx is putting up a large stable.

Born Oct 23d, to Mrs. All Matson a Daughter.

Sam Terry has shipped in a car of lumber from Columbus. He will build a house to rent.

J.J. Williams and E. Slayton have removed the old Ice house. A larger one is required for the town.

Ladies Aid Supper will be at the Residence of Mrs. W.H. Cole on Thursday Nov. 1st. Everybody invited.

An Ice Pond in Looking Glass at Monroe would make it profitable to put up Ice here on a large scale. It is talked of.

Hendryx's have a new arrangment in their store, the office being in front where the manager can overlook the business and with his new registering machine keep the store running like a clock for regularity and accuracy.

The Hicks addition is booming.

Craig has bought a lot from J.J. Williams.

Mr. Nunnally has bought a house and lot.

Parties are talking of buying the Sallach place.

The O.E. elevator people are repairing their elevator.

Brad Thurston House is to be next to C.W. Hollingsheads in appearance.

Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Gerrard and family visited in Columbus over Sunday.

The Dry-Goods department in L.J. Hendryx & Co., Store is nicely arranged and is a credit to Mr. Nieumaster the New Clerk. It looks like business sure enough.

E.H. Harriman ch., of the executive meeting of the board of directors of the U.P.R.R. co has issued an order prohibiting Cigarett smoking by any employee of the co., - Epworth Herald.

Mrs. J.R. Meagher was a Monroe visitor on Saturday. She is a clear headed political thinker. We wish for the sake of all R.R. employees that we could have government ownership of transportion and communication right away.

Married, Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 1900, Mr. Walter Beckwith, and Miss Lillie J. Campbell at the residence of the brides parents, Mr and Mrs. M. Campbell. Rev. H.E. Nicklen officiating. The wedding was a very quiet affair only the relative and few intimate friends being present. The presents received by the happy couple were handsome and useful. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Beckwith, the parents of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. Milford Beckwith, Mr. and Mrs. Will Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kitner, Mr. and Mrs. O. Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. John Stevens, Mrs. Ed Fox, Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Gerrard, Mr. and Mrs. Swisher, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Carter, Misses Emma, Lillie and Lizzie Beckwith and Minne Crookham, Messers Bert Beckwith and J.H. Crookham, and the Masters Clarence Beckwith, and Lee and Fred Gerrard.
    Looking-Glass joins with their many friends in wishing them a long and happy journey though life.


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