Platte Co., NE - Monroe 1901 News (Apr-Jun) NEGenWeb Project
PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
Monroe Looking Glass
1901 Newspaper Extracts (April - June)


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!
April 11, 1901
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Entered in the Post Office at Monroe, Platte County, Nebraska for the transmission throug the mail as second class matter. Issued Every THursday. E. A. Gerrard, Editor

Directory
Judges 6th Judicial District
C. Hollenback
J. A. Grimason

State Senator 12th Dist.
Joseph Paschal

Representative 25th Dist.
Dirk A. Becher

Float Representative
J. W. Tanner

County Officers
Clerk Dist. Court, C. Gruenther
Sheriff, J.C. Byrnes
Treasure, J. G. Beecher
Clerk, G. W. Phillipps
Co. Judge, T. D. Robinson
Co. Supt. of Schools, L. H. Leavy
Co. Atty., Wm. O'Brien
Surveyor, R. L. Rossiter
Cor. P. H. Metz

Board of Supervisors,
R. Y. Lisco, Chairman
Dist. 1 John Goetz,
Dist. 2 Peter Bender,
Dist. 3 Mathew Diedrich
Dist. 4 W. Welch
Dist. 5 C. J. Carrig
Dist. 6-7 Louis Held, R. Y. Lisco

Church Schedules
Presbyterian Church, Monroe and Oconee
Trinity Church, Monroe
Cong. Church Wattsville
O'Kay

Union Pacific Time Table. Departure of Trains at Monroe, Nebr.
Mixed going west, No. 78 - 7:40 a.m.
Pass. going east, No. 70 - 12:35 p.m.
Pass. going west, No. 69 - 2:46 p.m.
Mixed going east, No. 74 - 7:55 p.m.
J. R. Meagher, Agent

Local Advertisers:
H. C. Prestons Photo, Car.
Walwrath Sherwood and Co. (coal)

H.C. Cross of Genoa is in attendance upon Dist. lodge.

Mrs. J.R. Meagher was visiting her husband Agent Meagher this week.

Mrs. C.A. Gerrard returned from Bellwood Saturday last.

H.H. Reed of Albion Dist. C.T. is in attendance at lodge here.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dack went up to Boone Tuesday.

The Rev. J. Crews was visiting in Monroe yesterday.

Mrs. Rob Wiley came in on the train on Monday.

Huston the lumber man came in on Monday.

Mrs. E.A. Gerrard visited in Columbus over Sunday.

H.J. Hendryx is having his barn painted which improves it very much.

We see by the World Herald that I.L. Alberts of Columbus has been appointed as one of the supreme judges under the new law.

Roscoe Pond of Lincoln son-in-law of L. Gerrard of Columbus has been appointed as one of the Supreme judges.

Agency for the Henry Basch paper at the Racket Store. See our samples and prices.

Some people worry because of the trouble it is to borrow money from the bank. The never was the trouble with us. Our worry comes in when we think where the money is to come from to pay back what we borrow.

Good News. we learn that Mr. Jaggie of Switzerland will come over and see that the Nebraska Central Irrigation ditch is completed in good shape this summer.
    We suppose it is of large importance that he bring over money enough to make the thing go. When it is finished there will be better regulations and for the first year or two no lack of water.
    In order to get the people to learn the advantages of irrigation the promoters will be likely to be quite liberal, for when once water is generally used there will be large revenue from the ditch, in the mean time it takes money to make it go.
    It is however the largest factor in the great prosperity that will come to this valley in the near future, for the imagination of man can hardly depiect the beauty and richness of the valley when once it is thoroughly cultivated and irrigated.

Mr. Robert Vanleer and Miss Mary Miller were married at the brides home April 8th. 1901. Mr. Vauleer has been a resident of Monroe for over a year and Miss Miller was born and raisd in Monroe township, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller. The Looking Glass joins their many friends in wishing them a happy journey through life.

The Officers elected at the Dist., Convention I.O.G.T. held here yesterday were.
    Miss Emma Lawrence Dist, Temp., Emil Hart Dist, Vice, Temp., E.A. Gerrard Dist, Councelor, Lizzie Lightner S.J.T. Lillian Gustason Dist., Secy., Charles Lightner Dist, Treasurer.

G.P. Meeks D.O. Graduate of the American School of Osteopathy Kirksville, Mo. has permanently located in Columbus Neb. for the practice of Osteopathy at the residence of Mrs. Merrill 14th st. north of the Thurston Hotel, Consultation and Examination Free.

Notice of Disolution. The copartnershp heretofore existing between L.J. Hendryx and H.J. Hendryx under the firm name of L.J. Hendryx & Co. is this day desolved by mutual consent H.J. Hendryx will continue the business will pay all debts of the concern and receve all payments on note and accounts. H.J. Hendryx. L.J. Hendryx.

Oconee Notes. C.L. Gerrard is looking over the laterals on his place so water will be available when needed. ... Gerrard and Delarm have some of the yellow dent and snow flake white seed corn quality is excellent. ... Hunting seems to be the rage at piesent, Mr Little son of Rev J.W. Little of Madison shot a large canada goose last week.

DIED. Michael Weaver one of the pioneer settlers of Columbus died April 7th. He leaves two sons and five daughters. Mr. Louis Weaver engaged in harness business; Volney Weaver asst, cashier in Columbus State Bank; Mrs. Bonesteel of Denver, Mrs. L. Gerrard of Columbus, Mrs. Mary Cramer, (now in Europe,) Miss Clara of Lincoln and Miss Jennie Weaver. Mr. Weaver will always be remembered for his genial ways.
    The Masons conducted the services at the grave, J.E. North reading the burial service the Rev. Weed leading in prayer. The services at the house were conducted by the Rev. Morgan the Congregational minister.

DIED. Mr. J. Fox of Genoa, Father of Mrs. M. Campbell, died at his home in Genoa, last Friday and was burried Sunday he leaves a wife and Ten children, he was sick for some time and most of the children were with him during his last hours.


April 18, 1901

The Farmers and Gardners are busy.

Craig and Smyres are building a stable.

Lou Hendryx will go on the road next month.

Gerrard & Zeigler are building a Hog-house on the ranch.

Parties are offering $75. per acre for land adjoing Monroe.

Frank A Dickenson was over from south of the river buying Lumber on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. VanLear visited relatives at Fullerton the first of the week.

Mr. Dickeson, the Platte Center Banker, passed through Monroe Monday.

The A.D. Co., and Gerard and Zeigler will have a telephone from the ranch to Monroe.

Rev. Theo B. Asmus will be here and preach next Sabbath at Monroe and Oconee.

The I.O.G.T. will hold their open meeting on April 30th. There are two plays in preparation both the best.

Prof. A.W. Ricdker, Staff Secretary of the great healer, Prof. Theo Kharas, of Omaha, will be in the Kharas Branch Office at St. Edwards next Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23 and 24. Consultation free.

Mrs. Gerrard has a splendid flock of Plymoth Rocks and can supply you with eggs for hatching for $2.00 per hundred. She keeps only the best pure bloods.

That Sassy Nigger Pete is a prominent character in the performance for Tuesday evening the 30th.

Regular services in the church next Sunday, Rev. T.B. Asmus of Coleredge will be here and preach. Let all come out and hear him. ... We are in Receipt of a Telegram from Theo B. Asmus of Coleredge saying he will be with us next Sunday and preach. This is upon an invitation suggested by Rev. T.L. Sexton, Synodical missionary.

Bishop Williams, of Omaha, will visit Trinity church, Monroe, next Friday, the 26th. He will celebrate the Holy Communion at 10 a.m., and conduct the Annual Parish Business meeting will immediately follow the service.

We attended Presbyterry this week at Schuyler, the town begins to look like a city. Presbyterry was well attended. The Rev's Hawley of Omaha and Nicklen of Monroe were elected ministeral delegates to the General Assembly, and Elders Wharton and Russle as lay delegates.
    The churches in the Presbyterry seem to be fairly prosperous. The churches of Monroe and Oconee were apportioned one hundred dollars for this year, which is about half what was granted last year, but we think our churches can do more than heretofore.

DIED. George E. Barnum died very suddenly on Tuesday. He was on his way up west to look at a ranch and had stopped over at Genoa on account of bad weather, feeling a little faint he stepped out of the door of the Resturant and fell.
    Mr. Fred Stevens, of Columbus, was with him and carried him in the resturant, he died without a struggle, did not even gasp. Mr. Barnum was a very energetic strong man, prompt and active in business and of a very liberal spirit.
    He leaves two children by his first wife and one by the last. He was married to Miss Emma Gerrard daughter of F.H. Gerrard, manager in Looking-Glass office, Sept. 22, 1897. He was about 51 years old and a man of much natural ability. The funeral took place Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Barnum residence south of the Loup. The attendance of relatives and friends was very large.

Oconee Notes. Malcolm and Davis, Eastern Canal Co's employees, have been grading and repairing bridges on the canal and tributaries. We hear great improvements will be made all over the companys property this season. ... A.H. Snyder shipped a car load of bailed straw to Omaha Monday. ... A party from Iowa was here last week looking up a location for a store. He thought Oconee a good point for a store and lumber yard. ... S. Mcninch will start for Iowa as soon as the weather clears a little. His family took the trian for their home in Iowa Monday.

Chas. Brown's parents from Scotia, Neb., are visiting with him this week.


April 25, 1901

A party in honor of Mrs. Nicklen on Friday evening.

A party at Mr. Jenkinsons last evening.

H. Lewis was down from Genoa Tuesday.

Mr. Ellis is building Wm. Joy's new house.

Orry Preston left for his home at Scotia, Tuesday.

Henry Ragatz of Columbus was a Monroe visitor Tuesday.

H.S. Elliot was a Monroe visitor Tuesday.

J.R. Meagher was a Columbus visitor over Sunday.

Mrs. F.K. Strother and children were Columbus visitors the first of the week.

Jerry Deickman was down from Genoa Monday shaking hands with Monroe friends.

The Ladies Guild of Trinity Church will give a Crazy Tea in Monroe Hall, Saturday evening May 4th. Everybody invited.

Stanley Maly visited in Schuyler over Sabbath.

Harry Luke was a Columbus visitor Monday.

Fresh Vegitables at H.J. Hendryx.

Axel Engberg is having his house repainted.

F.H. Gerrard went to Columbus on Monday. He is a busy man now.

Pat Hayes and Eugene Bacon were over from Platte Center yesterday.

J.E. North, Jonas Welch and Chas. Hudson, all of Columbus, were Monroe visitors Monday.

Hon. J.E. North claims the best piece of winter wheat in Platte Co., on his farm south west of Monroe.

Miss Mabel Thurston, of Genoa, was the guest af her sister, Mrs. L.J. Hendryx, the first of the week.

Presiding Elder, H.H. Milard of the M.E. Church will preach in the Presbyterrian church on Friday evening, May 3rd, at 8 o'clock.

We notice the Candy store running on Sunday. We do not think much of a business that has to run Sunday, nor does it bring any credit to the man that runs it.

The Columbus Journal has a very good notice of the death of Geo. E. Barnum. He says: He was generous hearted, outspoken, determined and courageous. His was a strong individuality in many ways. We can add that Geo. was a true friend upon whom one could rely with full confidence. We always like him as also his father.

Married, April 23rd, in Columbus, by Judge Robison, Mr. Fred Souloure and Miss Cummins. Miss Maud was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cummins and needs no introduction to our home readers. Mr. Souloure is a Platte Center Gentleman. We wish them long life and happyness.

Oconee Notes. Arbor Day was observed here by the school, a large number of trees were planted on the school grounds. ... R.S. Hilliard has a large, small grain crop in this season. ... We have now a Woodmen camp with fifteen members. ... Mrs. James Hilliard has been suffering for some time with a severe attack of rheumatism. ... Some grain coming in, farmers seem to be perfectly satisfied with present good prices.

The Monroe Hall is now in possession of the Improvement Co. E. A. Gerrard has charge. If you want the Hall call at the Looking-Glass office.

Program. I.O.G.T. Public Meeting April 30. A Unique Entertainment. Read the Characters and Performers and take it in. April 30th Monroe Hall. [List of performers follows] Elsworth McWilliams, Sylvia Preston, Chas. Lightner, Julia McWilliams, Elsworth McWilliams, Stella McWilliams, May Zeigler, Chas. Lightner, Sadie Cole, Belle Fifield, Vinnie Nunnally, Thirza Gerrard, Carl O. Hart, Noris Fifield, Oscar Hall, Emil Hart, Andrew Sjoline, Lee Nunnally, F.E. Weeks.


May 2, 1901

Henry Smith was an Oconee visitor Tuesday.

W. A. McWilliams was round with a reaper agent on Monday.

J. J. Williams was an Omaha visitor the first of the week.

Hans Elliot and Henry Ragatz of Columbus were on our streets Tuesday.

Miss Rosa Lamp of Loup township was over Tuesday and made this office a pleasant call.

C. W. Zeigler has been building a stone foundation for his stable and hog barn on the ranch, it looks well.

The Ladies Guild of Trinity Church will have a Crazy Tea in Monroe Hall, Saturday evening May 4th. Everybody invited.

W.C.T.U. meets with Mrs. Fifield next Wednesday at 3 p.m. A cordial invitation is extended to all well wishers to be in attendance.

The A.D. Cattle Co.'s. cattle seem to have stripped the young timber of bark by the wholesale. We think there must have been some lack in their feed.
    Cattle have been kept in that timber for fifteen years and never stripped the bark before, it means large loss to the place and should not have been allowed.

We would like to have some of the Farmers try raising sugar beets. Mr. Blower of Oconee is to put in a plant for making syrup, and we would like to know if beets are not more profitable than cane for syrup.

The Session of Presbyterian church will call a congregational meeting to vote on a minister on May 12th. This church and community out to support a minister now, to be self-supporting.

Everybody is sorry to see Mrs. Nicklen leave. She has endeared herself to us all by her lovely christian walk. May God bless her is the earnest thought of every one.

Hon. J.S. Robinson puts out a notice that there will be an examination for cadetship, on June 12, 1901 at the High School building in Norfolk. A copy of the regulation governing the admission of candidates into the U.S. Navel acadamy can be seen at the offices of the county superintendent of the various counties.

H.E. Nicklen occupied the pulpit for the last time last Sabbath. We ask our people to draw a large mantle of charity over the scene. We are sorry and ashamed for the creature. Let it all pass like the south wind when the rendering works are hot, the sooner the better.

G.P. Meeks D.O. Graudate of American School of Osteopathy Kirksville, Mo. has permanently located in Columbus Neb. for the practice of Osteopathy at the residence of Mrs. Merrill 14th st. north of the Thurston Hotel, Consultation and Examination Free.

Oconee Notes. Rev. Nicklen was here Tuesday making his farewell visit before leaving for Philadelphia. ... The O.E. Co., are shelling out their corn this week. ... Jacob Bodmer and W.D. Wilson were visiting Alfred Bodmer near Oldedenbush Grand Praire, Sunday. ... C. L. Gerrard has planted one acre to plum trees on his farm near this place. ... Mr. Murdock has purchased a threshing machine and two horse tread power, he will use the power for his elevator. The portable gasoline engine will be used for the thresher.

The I.O.G.T. open meeting on Tuesday evening was the best Amature performance yet produced in Monroe.
From first to last every performance showed careful preparation. The singing was very good and the two plays were well rendered throughout.
    Those who were present will long remember the performance with pleasure, and those who were absent missed a good thing. Colonel Pete, the darkey waiter was unique in his performance and will probably always be remembered as Colonel Pete. While Our Aunt Matilda will long be That Awful Aunt.

Notice. Notice is hereby given that the price of water by the year from and after April 1, 1901, will be $1.50 per acre. All water contracted for and settled for, prior to that date will be $1 per acre. The company holds itself under no obligations to furnish water applied for after that date, but will deliver it if it has it to spare. Nebraska Central Irrigation Co.


May 9, 1901

Mrs. F. Hoppock was a Columbus visitor Tuesday.

H.J. Hendryx is a Columbus visitor today.

Garrett Hulst was a Monroe visitor yesterday.

See the Wash Silk in waist patterns at H.J. Hendryx.

W.C.T.U. meets with Mrs. Fellows, Wednesday p.m., May 22.

Justice Curtis of Columbus was a Monroe visitor this week. He looks to be in good condition as usual.

H.J. Hendryx is contemplating enlarging and remodeling the L.J. Hendryx residence in the west part of town.

Ed Dack came down from Boone Saturday returning Monday morning. Mrs. Dack accompanied him.

The Beverages will be here Thursday the 23rd, and stay over Sunday. Those who catch the first meeting will know if they want any more. ... The 23rd, Thursday, at Monroe Hall, will be worth something to remember for yourself, your wife and children. Let them say hereafter. I heard the Beverages at Monroe. ... The Beverages have been noted singers ever since they visited Monroe. They have sung in all the east and are always in demand. This is an opportunity that no lover of music or songs should miss. They will not be here again for years if ever.

Chas. Chapin was up from Oconee yesterday.

Born, May 3rd, to Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Tolles, a son.

The public schools of this vicinity are planning a picnic.

The Ladies Guild were much pleased with the result of their social on Monday eve, they took in $20.

Congregational Meeting. The church members and supporters of the Presbyterian church of Monroe are called to meet in congregational meeting in the church on Monday evening the 13th, for the purpose of choosing a supply for the pulpit. Rev. R.M.L. Braden D.D. of Omaha will be present to moderate the meeting. E.A. Gerrard, Clerk of Session.

Everyone interested is requested to attend a meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hollingshead next Monday evening May 13th, at 8 o'clock to consider the feasibility of building a Methodist Episcopal church in Monroe. Committee.

Don't forget to attend Burk's big Uncle Tom's Cabin under their summer pavilion on Saturday evening, May 11. Go and take your little ones to see Eva and enjoy one evening of mirth, music and melodrama. See their ad in another column.

Oconee Notes. Smith Hilliard who is now farming near Columbus was here Sunday to see his mother who is very sick, with little hope of recovery. ... Gerrard & Delarm are shipping out large consigments of thier celebrated seed corn. ... O. Stevens, the blacksmith is busy these days, his work seems to be giving good satisfaction. ... H.B. Finimore has disposed of his heavy horses to Grant Delarm. ... Jacob Bodmer has some fine peach trees in bloom. ... Daniel Murdock has his large lake well banked now. The lake looks beautiful and will be a fine summer resort when completed.

I.O.G.T. Officers elected for the ensuing term are: C.T., Mrs. Conard; V.T., Chas. Lightner; Sec., Noris Fifield; F.S., Minnie Nunnaly; Treas., Andrew Sjoline; Marshall, Geo. Lewis. The committee in charge of the public meeting reported a good meeting and $17.00 returns. the lodge passed a vote of thanks to those who took part and the manager for their efficient service.


May 16, 1901

Robert Welch was up from Columbus Saturday eve.

Emil Sallach was an Albion visitor yesterday.

Geo. E. Snow of Springfield S.D. visited with his sister Mrs. C.S. Jencks last week. Mr. Snow is Lt. Govenor of S.D.

Beverages, Thursday evening. They will be here next Thursday evening in Monroe Hall, and you can give your child present pleasure and something to remember with pleasure during life for only ten cents a child. 20 cents for adults. The chance of a life time.

Mr. Draper was in town yesterday.

Frank Emmerson was up from Columbus today.

Prof. Hicks moved into his new house yesterday.

Strawberries 2 boxes for 25 cents at H.J. Hendryx.

Mrs. G.C. Smith, of Belgrade, reports they are well and wish to be remembered to friends here.

Miss Julia McWilliams returned home today she will be missed by the young people here.

The Rev. Asmus telegraphs that he will come to Monroe. He expects to be here on Monday the 20th to stay.

Mrs. Emma Barnum moved up from Columbus and is living in F.H. Gerrard's new residence until she can erect one.

Rev. Butler and J.R. Smith went to Omaha yesterday to attend the yearly meeting of the Episcopal chruch. Rev. Butler will take examination while there.

Last Saturday afternoon David McWilliams had his leg broken. He was wrestling with young Johnson, in the fall Davids leg was broken. He is doing well and will soon be round again.

Oconee Notes. Dr. Baker of Columbus was here Sunday morning making a few professional calls. ... Mr. Frank Emerson of the Western Seed Co., is around contracting with the seed growers in this vicinity. ... August Johnson has a large acreage in rye that looks very promising. ... C.L. Gerrard is loading out his wheat sold to Omaha elevator Co.

DIED. George W. Hulst died in Columbus yesterday at 8 a.m. He was well known here as he lived here until recently.
    Mr. Hulst was an old settler in Platte County having located in Columbus in the early sixties. He was quite a capitalist in those days.
    Mr. Hulst was the starter of a proposition to build a house for the Methodist people in Columbus. He started the project to build for the use of the Methodist and Presbyterians together.
    George Hulst put his name down for $50. on his own motion, before the preachers had thought it possible to build, and it was quite a success. The building was just north of where the M.E. church now stands.
    The two churches worshiped together, and got along nicely, as brothers should, for about ten years and now we suppose few know that they owed so much to the libeality of Mr. Hulst. He was always a pleasant companion, and a great lover of the sport of fishing and hunting, a man that made few enemies and hosts of friends.
    He leaves two sons, Garrett and George, and a wife who have the sympathy of all his acquantance of these many years, in their bereavement, the funeral will take place tomorrow.

B.F. Moore, father of Mrs. J.J. Williams, of this place. Mr. Moore died Tuesday morning in Omaha, where he was visiting his sons. Mr. Moore visited his daughter here about three weeks ago. The funeral will be at Genoa today conducted by the G.A.R. Mr. Moore had been in poor health for a couple of years. Mrs. Williams went to Omaha on Tuesday to accompany the remains to Genoa, it being the last request of her father that he be burried there. Mr. Moore was about 65 years old, and served in the war of the Rebellion. There are two girls and four boys left of the family.


May 23, 1901

Chas Kelley was a Columbus visitor Tuesday.

Dr. Meeks was up from Columbus Tuesday.

Daniel Murdock was up from Oconee yesterday.

John Gleason purchased a new buggy the first of the week.

L.J. Hendryx was a Columbus visitor Monday.

Dave McWilliams is now able to get around with the aid of crutches.

Miss Olive Mars has accepted a position as clerk at J.J. Williams.

H.J. Hendryx and Dr. Meeks were Genoa visitors Tuesday.

J.J. Williams has put in a refrigerator and is prepared to handle fruit in the season. And to keep butter fresh.

Mr. Hicks of Monroe has been elected prinicple of the Platte Center Schools. -Columbus Journal.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jewell, who were on their way from California to Ill., stopped over in Monroe Saturday and were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Priest.

Head quarters Atlanta Post No. 275 G.A.R.
    The annual memorial service will be held at the Presbyterian church Sunday, May 26th. All comrades and soldiers are cordially invited to attend. C.W. Talbitzer, Com'd'r. John Sacrider, adjt.

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

Come out and hear The Rev. Asmus on Sunday. Come for the good news he brings.

For Bicycle repairs and reparing call on J.H. Crookham at the candy store.

H.B. Huston, the lumber-man, was up on Monday, he sells lumber here every trip. He is business.

The Ladies Guild will serve ice cream and cake Saturday afternoon May 25th in McWilliams Bro's carriage room.

The Modern Woodmen have changed their laws so that the families of suicides can collect the insurance.

Come in and see the Gendren Bicycle. J.H. Crookham has them for sale at the candy store.

The Hebdon's are to be at Oconee on Friday, and at Genoa later. So we suppose our Lodge will have neighbors.

D.W. Willard and daughter, of Genoa, were Monroe visitors yesterday and made Looking-Glass a pleasant call. Come again.

The Rev. T.J. Asmus and Mrs. Asmus arrived on Monday, their Goods came on Wedneswday. They move into the Lightner house to live.

Mrs. N.P. Nelson left this morning for Virginia City, Mont., where she will visit her daughter and sister. N.P. accompanied her as far as Columbus.

If you want a Sewing Machine call at this office and see the White the lightest running machine made, to see it, is to be convinced that we have the BEST and CHEAPEST.

E.W. Mann has put in the foundation for Mrs. George E. Barnum's new residence. Harry Crookham will do the carpenter work.

H.J. Hendryx has the plans for his house drawn, James Pearsoll is the Architect, they look nice, but the specifications for the material would not be enough, it takes material to build a nice house.

Mrs. Blair of the W.C.T.U. will be in Monroe and give one of her Chalk Talks, June 5th. She will speak to the children in the afternoon and lecture in the evening in the Monroe Hall, under the auspices of the W.C.T.U.

Oconee Notes. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jewell of Cala., are visiting Mr. Murdock's family. They are en route to Ill. ... Daniel Thayer was in town Tuesday he reports the ground getting dry more so on the bottom than on the bluffs. ... E.A. Gerrard was in town Monday on business. ... Corn planting nearly done. Cut worms doing some damage. ... Rev. Braden was in Monroe last week, wonder if he thought we had a little church here. "Help a worn and weary brother; Pulling hard against the steam."


May 30, 1901

Ike Kenyon went to Genoa yesterday.

Munter got in a lot of new furniture yesterday.

Mrs. L.J. Hendryx was a Genoa visitor yesterday.

Ethel Hayes was up from Oconee visiting her mother.

Peter Pearson shipped one car of cattle on Wednesday.

Miss Mayme Depew drove to Bellwood Monday.

Miss Ruby Rickley was up from Columbus yesterday.

John Erickson shipped car cattle and Hogs to Omaha yesterday.

Gerrards got in the Lumber for H.J. Hendryx's new house to day.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Potter were over from Silver Creek this week.

See the Wash Silk in waist patterns at H.J. Hendryx.

Chas Millers youngest boy was reported very sick on Tuesday.

David McWilliams is out with crutches, says he is getting along all right.

The water was turned in on Tuesday. Lewis will get some strawberries.

The place to buy and know that every thing is All Right is at J.J. Williams.

Wm. Potter and family were down from Woodville this week visiting relatives.

E.W. Sallack is breaking land on the half section he has bought near Albion. The family do not expect to move up for sometime.

We noticed a grader outfit going west on Tuesday. Wonder if they were going to work on the irrigation canal.

We have a snap to offer, we can sell you 2 inch hard pine flooring for your hog pens at $16.50 per thousand, if you want this come right away it is good.

There will be no meeting of the W.C.T.U. next Wednesday, as that is the day Mrs. Blair will be here to give her Chalk Talk.

Memorial services were held in the Presbyterian church, here, last Sabbath, Rev. Asmus preaching the sermon. The old grey-headed soldiers turned out in full force.

J.E. North of Columbus was a Monroe visitor Monday.

F.H. Gerrard was a Columbus visitor Saturday.

Mrs. Geo. E. Barnum was attending court in Columbus on Saturday.

Attornies Chambers and Latham of Columbus were Monroe visitors Monday.

Chris. Grunther and G.B. Spiece of Columbus were Monroe visitors Friday.

Mrs. Arthur Bishop came down from Howard Co., last Saturday and is visiting her sister Mrs. R.H. Tolles.

Ice cream and strawberries at the Monroe Restrurant Saturday and Sunday Evening. Price 15 cts.

The Session of the Presbyterian church elected E.A. Gerrard Session Treasurer, and put the choir under charge of Elder Talbitzer, on Wednesday evening.

We heard many words of commendation for the Rev. Asmus last Sunday. We hope he will continue to grow in the good graces of our people. Evidently he is a growing man. God be with him and all our people.

The world renouned Miss Bell Kearney. The great Temperance orator will come to Monroe in the near future. Negotiations are under way to have her here upon the Fourth of July and give one of her matchless lectures, in connection with a Fourth of July oration on that day of days.

Oconee Notes. Alfred Bodmer and wife were visiting their parents here Tuesday. ... C. Chapin is hauling a choice car load of white oats this week. ... J. Smyres and Ed Mayburger went to Omaha Tuesday evening. ... Henry Pahman shipped two fine cars of steers to So. Omaha Monday night. ... Chas. Chapin and John Hilliard were at Monroe this week buying cultivators at McWilliams Bro's., they seem to be satisfied with their purchases.

Fire - On Tuesday the R.R. Engine set fire to the cobs and rubbish at the O.E. Co's., cribs. There was quite a breeze of wind blowing, the fire ran under the crib setting it on fire, a good blaze spreading fast.
The Nebr. Central Irrigation Co. had just turned water into the lateral south of the track, consequently water was plenty, the neighbors gathered and soon had the fire out. The water abeing plenty made it possible to save the crib and the risk of fire to other property. But the rubish should not be left, and the R.R. should not run that kind of smoke stacksw.

We have called attention to keeping school on National and swtate holidays before, now we want the school meeting to take the matter in hand and instruct the teachers to inculcate patriotism and draw no pay for school on any holiday. We think the teacdhers should have enough repsect for the country to observe holidays and if it is the fault of the board they need a raking down.

Malcious Mischeif. Tuesday morning we learned that some one on mischeif bent had pulled up the hitching posts in front of Hollingsheads store, and that it had been done before. The punishment for that kind of work is severe and the parties will probably be caught, and have a hard time before being caught.

The Beveridges have come and gone, they were greeted with a nice audience of the best and most inteligent people. Those that did not attend missed one of the good things in life that does not come within reach every day.
    They have lost none of their old time vim, and we think have rather improved. Mr. Beveridge makes short talks between songs and they are usually good hits. You can easily hear and understand every word of every song. It is a treat to spend an evening listening to the Beveridges, and we all enjoyed it hugely.


June 6, 1901

Olie Steinbaugh was on our streets today.

Horatio Adams has been up from Columbus this week.

Mrs. J.R. Meagher was visiting with her husband over Sunday.

R.S. Rossiter, of Columbus, was a Monroe visitor yesterday.

F.H. Gerrard and Guy C. Barnum drove to Columbus today.

Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Hendryx were Genoa visitors the first of the week.

Hon. G.C. Barnum, of Idaho, came in yesterday and is a visitor with F.H. Gerrard.

Mrs. J.H. Waffle left for Ceder Bluffs, last Friday, where she is visiting her sister.

Mr. Campbell, who is traveling in the interest of the Argus, was a Monroe visitor yesterday.

At the meeting of the Monroe Twp., Board on Monday bids were opened for one car of Oak plank. Gerrards being the lowest and best bidders received the order at $23.50 per M on cars at Monroe.

Oconee Notes. It was a fine rain. ... C.E. Chapin is having an addition built to his house. H.B. Fenimore is doing the carpenter work. ... O.I. Weber has 7 acres planted to squash and pumpkins, all coming up finely. ... Jacob Bodmer who has been sick for some time is now in the Platte Center sanitarium for medical treatment. ... Mr. Murdock will soon have a few hundred white pekin duck on his lake.

Orrie Preston is back from Scotia.

Fremont Chatfield was up from Columbus last Thursday.

Charles Chapin says list your corn and then do not touch it until you can put in the snake killer. If you double list or roll or drag before putting in the snake killer once you will not do so the second time.

Mrs. Blair, National organizer for the W.C.T.U. gave her Chalk Talk last evening in Monroe Hall. The children were out in force and acquitted themselves well. There was a nice audience present, and all were entertained and instructed by the Chalk Talk.

Miss Bell Kearney, of Mississippi National lecturer of the W.C.T.U. will be in Monroe on, Tuesday the 25th, and lecture in the Monroe Hall.
    Miss Kearney has a world wide reputation and has lately been lecturing in this state. We notice that the peole of Neligh were highly enthused by her, last week. Come out and hear her, this is the only chance. Remember June 25, Monroe Hall.

Lightning and Fire. On Monday night Lightning struck the barn of Paul Gurtz, about 7 miles north of town, killing three horses and burning the barn, the loft was full of hay. Two of his sons had just started from the barn to the house and were knocked down, though not seriously injured.
    There was $500. insurance on the building, about half the value.


June 13, 1901

Rev. T.L. Sexton passed down the road Monday.

Howard Hill returned from So. Dak., the first of the week.

G.C. Barnum returned to Idaho Wednesday.

H.J. Hendryx's new house looms.

Prof. Hicks is attending Institute this week.

Emma Barnum's house is enclosed.

Hazel Stevens of Columbus is visiting Mrs. Geo. E. Barnum this week.

W.E. Disher, of the Boone Co., Advance, made us a pleasant call yesterday.

The W.C.T.U. meets with Mrs. Ezra Fellows at Okay on Wednesday afternoon the 19th.

The Columbus Journal announces the marrage of Garrett Hulst for the 25th, to a Miss Mitchel of Clarks.

The childrens day exercises on Sunday evening were well received by a full church. The children were well trained.

Miss Fannie Weeks is attending institute in Columbus this week. A neighborning District sent an enquiry to her to ascertain if she would take their school at $50.00 per month.

W.T. Craig was telephoned yesterday that his father and mother were both dying. He started immediately in hopes to see them alive. They are both quite old people the father being 87 and the mother 85 years of age.

Miss Lizzie Hall is attending Institute.

Otta Baker was up from Columbus Monday.

Alex Volz is back from Ohio this week.

Fred Stevens and wife came up from Columbus yesterday.

Mrs. C.A. Gerrard went to Bellwood Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Obrist of Silver Creek are visiting relatives here.

Jerry Deickman was down from Genoa Tuesday.

James Hurley went to Columbus Monday.

Rev. Weed was up from Columbus to attend the social at John Potter's Monday night.

F.H. Gerrard and Mrs. Geo. E. Barnum were Columbus visitors Monday.

We noticed Otta Baker of Columbus, taking a spin behind H.J. Hendryx's fast horse on Monday.

Ed Dack and wife, the Boone banker, Sundayed with their parents in Monroe.

Ed. Rossiter of Columbus was a Monroe visitor yesterday evening.

Mrs. John Truelove and Mrs. Riesland were Columbus visitors yesterday.

Robert VanLear will build in the west end of town, on south side of the Avenue.

Mr. Jacob Smyer of Oconee goes to Columbus to keep a restaurant 2nd door south of Friedoff's. He proposes to keep a first class restaurant. When in Columbus you will find Jake on ahnd to furnish the best.

Hear ye, hear he! We hear loud complaint about the Oriental Lodge. People say it is a nusance and that its only purpose is to hornwogle a dollar out of the softies. We are to not rent the Monroe Hall to such a scalawag outfit for such a degraded purpose.

We dug our first new potatoes on Saturday the 8th. This is a few days later than usual, but we had not water in time.

Hud Murdock has traded his store in Columbus for 320 acre of land near Silver Creek. Hud believes in real estate.

C.W. Zeigler is much elated over the working of his three-rowed cultivator. He says 25 acres is only a fair days work with it.

Oconee Notes. The rain--it raineth every day. ... Crops never looked better, there are some fine fields of spring and winter wheat in this vicinity. Corn is now growing nicely. ... Jacob Smyer has bought out a resturant in Columbus and will move there soon. ... Word received from Mr. Luce who moved in the spring to O Niel Nebr. They have a large crop of seeds planted. All his land can be irrigated. ... R.P. Bodmer will be here this week to see his father who has been sick for some time. ... C.L. Gerrard was here Tuesday, crops on his farm look fine. ... The Trustees of the church will have a fence put around the church grounds.

The Sunday School business meeting arranged for Fourth of July Picnic. They requested C.W. Hollingshead to be chairman of the committee. C.W. Talbitzer, Mrs. Jenkinson, Miss Carries Sacrider and E.A. Gerrard being the full committee and to have charge of all arrangments.
    The near by Sunday schools and the public genally are invited to attend. There will be some program and every one is expected to bring food. A speaker will probably be secured.


June 20, 1901

Pete Toline will build an addition to his house.

Robt VanLear is hauling the lumber for his residence.

Ed Gates expedts to build a new store buidling.

Dan Kavenaugh came up from Columbus yesterday.

Cherries are on the market. Mr. Sacrider has some nice ones.

John Dawson of Oconee was on our streets yesterday morning.

Report says that Mr. Craig's parents are still very low.

The town board appointed H.J. Waffle, marshall, Wednesday with instruction to stop all gambling.

Chas Chapin was up from Oconee Monday and got 50 Posts to put a fence around the church lot.

We see by the Alder Gulch Times that Mrs N.P. Nelson and Daniel Wilson Sr. are both visiting out in Montana.

Rev. Butler will give an address at the Episcopal church, Sunday, to the graduating class.

Horatio Adams is up from Columbus this week.

Miss F.E. Weeks returned from Columbus Monday.

Hollingshead and Sheldon are putting a new coat of paint on their elevator.

James H. Yund of Grand Island was the guest of H.J. Hendryx the first of the week.

Come in and see the Cendren Bicycle. J.H. Crookham has them for sale at the candy store.

Frs. Olk and Moses Hurst of Columbus are the guests of S.S. Sanford's this week.

Mrs. John Potter and Mrs. Chas. Potter went up to Woodville, Monday for a visit with relatives.

We understand that Charles and Walter Potter have purchased a piece of land near Silver Creek.

Mrs. L.F. Miller of Baltimore arrived last Thursday for a visit with her parents, Prof. and Mrs. J.E. Hicks.

There was a surprise party at the home of S.S. Sanrod, yesterday, it being the 82nd, birthday of Mrs. E. Hurst, Mrs. Sanford's mother. An enjoyable time is reported by those present.

Mr. E.C. Hicks left Monday to attend the Drake University at Des Moines, Iowa. He will devote his vacation to the study of Blackstone. The Looking-Glass will keep him posted as to Monroe affairs during his absence.

Oconee Notes. Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Hilliard with their family visited friends near St. Edwards Sunday. ... Talk of an electric R.R. between Columbus and Platte Center. Mr. E.A. Gerrard was the projector of a similar scheme to carry passengers from Monroe to the county seat. ... What next? ... O.I. Weber will succeed Jacob Smyers in the Hotel business here. Mr. Smyers will locate in Coumbus.

We hear that the town Marshall resigned yesterday. He does not propose to run the office unless he can keep order; and he is right.
    Parties outside report there are high doings at a stable in town. Some of the boys have gotten a softie and are rigging him high, in a way that is scandalous.
    It is not reasonable that a marshall can keep order unless the town authorities back him up strong. If they stand in with the bums, it is hopless to expect their marshall to keep order.

The Co., Clerk reports that the assessed valuation of our school district is $53,672.00.
    The bond for $700.00 was paid April 1. The bond for $500.00 due July 1st 1905. The above valuation less the outstanding bond would allow the district to vote bonds to the amount of $2100.00 which would build us quite a school building. Now is the time to keep in view the High school we want. Let every one turn out and attend the meeting.


June 27, 1901

Jonas Welch of Columbus was on our streets Monday.

H.C. Preston returned from Columbus Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dack Sundayed with relatives in Monroe,

Mrs. T.J. Asmus who has been very sick is reported as improving.

Rye harvest is here and winter wheat is close upon its heels.

Mrs. Wm. Matson suffered a paralytic stroke on Wednesday she was rest much easier this morning.

Mr. Frank Matson arrived last night to see his mother, she is better and recognised him.

We hear that Wattsville voted to go in with Monroe for a high school This is good news, and nothing is too good for Monroe.

Jonas ans Em. Welch were on our streets Monday evening. They had a sample of wheat grown on an alkali spot, it was good enough.

The late heavy rains beat the ground down hard. Corn ground should be plowed before the ground bakes; now is the time to irrigate.

The neighbors surprised Mr. Wm Graham on his birthday today, by gathering at his home for dinner. They presented him with a nice rocker and all parties had a good time. Monroe can get up a jolly gathering on short notice any time.

Mr. Jacob Smyer of Oconee goes to Columbus to keep a restaurant 2nd door south of Fredhof's. He proposed to keep a first class restaurant. When in Columbus you will find Jake on hand to furnish the best.

The Committee appointed by the Monroe S.S. to have charge of the Fourth of July Picnic in Hollingsheads timber south of town are at work. The following appointments have been made, C.W. Hollingshead to have charge of swings and grounds, E.A. Gerrard preparing tables and seats. Eula Gates Finance. Mr. Ellis, Music.

David McWilliams has gone to Nebraska City. He has recovered from the fracture of his limb so as not limp noticably. We hope he may have a good time while away.

Garrett Hulst was married to Miss Mary Mitchell, of Clarks, (formerly of Columbus,) on the 26th. Miss Mitchell is the daughter of Dr. Mitchell formerly of the firm of Mitchell and Martin of Columbus.

Mrs. Monegan and Miss Kearney have the proverbial pluck of Prohibtionist they drove 12 miles to David City then took the frieght to Columbus then came by team to Monroe, the appointment was out so it was "a ground hog case" and they made it.

Mrs. Libbie Cushing and her daughter Mrs. Phonnie Clapp came up Tuesday to visit with Mr. L. North who is a brother of Mrs. Cushing. THe Norths lived in the country when the Gerrard house was the only stopping place between Genoa and their home near Columbus.

Oconee Notes. August Johnson and J. Teton were cutting fall rye Tuesday. ... At the annual School meeting here R.S. Hilliard was elected Director. The School District bought two lots from W.D. Wilson adjoining the school grounds. ... Mr. and Mrs. Chapin and family accompanied by Sadie Wilson were at the Monroe graduating class exercises Saturday evening. ... Mr. Stevens, our Blacksmith, is busy repairing and painting wagons and buggies, his work in blacksmith and wood work give good satisfaction. ... Have experienced the weather near the Equator but the last few days nearly equals in heat any place I have been in the tropics.

School Commencment. The arrangments were complete and the people turned out so that the Hall could not hold them. We were reminded that our community has out-grown our Hall.
    The subjects of the graduates were well chosen, and well handled, the music and singing were entertaining, it was a grand time for the graduates, and a good time for all.
    The accomodations for the Press were not so elaborate as sometimes prepared. While the exercises took more the scope and range of a college commencement than that of a grammar school. One was led to look upon the graduates as about ready to go out in life, rather than to take the next step in a preliminary education.
    The speech of Mr. Wagner was well received and did him credit, his definition of education as "the power to reason" has much force. Some writer says a man is educated "when he can bring all his powers to concentrate on one subject at will." We would make allowance also for a practical method of approaching a subject as part of an education. The Rev. Asmus made a very practical and pleasing ad-address. The audience were dismissed with thanks and the Benediction by the Rev. Butler.

MONROE TO HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL. Children in the East District to ride to School.
    The East School to be moved to Monroe. A High School building to be built. Bonds to be voted. Direct Legislation works like a charm, no political lines. Read the proceedings.

    School District No. 76 annual meeting convened in the school house, Monday June 24th, called to order by the Moderator, S.C. Terry. The Clerk read the call of board for the annual meeting. Minutes of the previous meeting were read. The Treasurer W.W. Manington read his report showing amount on hand last year and received during the year $1555.03. Amount expended 1268.03. Balance in Treasury 286.98.
    The Director reported the same amounts also that the value of the school building was about $1300.00 and sight $150.00 A committee was appointed to examine the books consisting of E.A. Gerrard, Wm. Webster and L.J. Hendryx, who examined the accounts and found them correct.
    The Moderator read the law relative to High Schools. Moved that the District resolve itself into a high school district. Carried. The meeting proceeded to elect C.W. Hollingshead Director. The matter of the sale of the old school lot was refered to the school board. The meeting then voted a 25 mill tax for expenses for the coming year.
    On motion a committee was appointed to circulate a petition to call a special meeting to vote bonds to build a school house, committee consisting of E.A. Gerrard, H.J. Hendryx, C.W. Talbitzer. Election of Trustees. S.C. Terry and D.W. Zeigler were elected for one year, W.W. Manington and Wm. Webster for two years, C.W. Hollingshead and C.W. Talbitzer for three years.
    School for nine months was ordered. The director was instructed to embody in the call for a special meeting that the voters would vote in regard to furnishing a conveyance for the children in the east part of the distict to be brought to Monroe to school.


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