Platte Co., NE - Monroe 1901 News (Oct-Dec) NEGenWeb Project
PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
Monroe Looking Glass
1901 Newspaper Extracts (October - December)


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!
October 3, 1901

McWilliams will build a barn.

Born, Sept. 30th, to Mr and Mrs Volz a daughter.

Mrs. White of Genoa is the guest of Mrs. E. Slayton and family.

C.W. Hollingshead is running his elevator himself now.

Monroe has built more residences this summer than during two summers before.

C.R. Conger, the U.P. Agent, moved into Mr. Lenon's house on Wednesday.

Hockenberger and Chambers of Columbus were Monroe visitors the latter part of last week.

Mrs. G.E. Barnum and Miss Depew were Columbus visitors Tuesday.

W.A. McWilliams and daughter, Miss Stella, visited the county seat last week.

Mr. and Mrs. F.K. Strother left yesterday for their new home in Iowa. We wish them success.

Platte Co, S.S. Convention convened Sept, 28th, in Columbus and elected as offices Pres, A.G. Rolf Vice Pres. H.J. Hudson Sec'y Mrs C.C. Sheldon Treas, E. VonBergen Supt, Normal C.W. Talbitzer. Supt Home Dept, Mrs Voss, Supt, Primary Bertha Zinneker. 21 Sunday Schools Reported and 11 were represented by delegates. The pledge to the state work is $20.

Oconee has a sorgum plant in full blast, though the supply of cane is not large. Mr. Blower the proprietor will experiment on the sugar beet to make syrup. We hope it will be a success. Mr. Nunnally of Monroe has some beets. We have not heard how Mr. John Kelley's beets are turning out.

Quincy Lee Morrow arrived late on Saturday evening. Interested parties had given him up and the house was turned over to the Guild but he spoke to a good audience and made a good impression. He is a plain straight forward reasoner, in real earnest and not tedious, we think him the kind of man to make votes, he holds his audience and can quit in a reasonable time.

The W.C.T.U. have circulated a petition requesting the business men to use their influence for better Sabbath observance, it is signed by large majority of our people. The Barber shops will be closed on Sunday as well as the business houses.
    We think this an opportune time for our village board to pass an ordinance forbiding the running of business or base ball or other annoyances on Sunday, with suitable punishment for violations, they could be entirely safe that it would be in accord with public sentiment and a creditable thing to do.
    There there is much talk about gambling in town that might well be attended to, and make it the duty of the Marshal to capture those who play cards regardless whether they call it a high five party, or whether it is played in some stable or elsewhere or by whom, treat them all alike if they gamble.

Daniel Murdock says he has the best corn crop he ever raised, it will go a "barl to the chock".

Henry Mahoney was over from Platte Center and did us a job of plastering, last week.

The Seed farm is employing many in gathering their onion crop, the small children work at it and are paid by the bushel.

L.O. Williams and family arrived last week and are on the place west of town. They will be quite an addition to our locality.

Chas Lightner came up from Fremont on Friday evening, he wanted to see the folks. He praises the college where he is attending.

Boys if you dont stop going into our Bins and Cribs to Gamble Kelly will shure get your money; We mean the one that colelcts fines. Sheldon & Hollingshead.

Looking-Glass was remembered by Robert Toles with two very nice heads of cabbage, and Mrs. F.H. Lightner sent our office a nice sample of home grown peaches. It does us good to be remembered. Accept thanks.

There is quite an acerage of wheat sown and more going in every day. August Johnson of Oconee has a piece that he has drilled both ways, one bushel each way, in case it does not freeze out we look for good results.

There is quite a disposition not to plow alkali land for fall crop. We think if the surface is finely pulverized it will do better than to turn up raw clay. We noticed long ago that weeds would not grow on the heavy clay until it had seasoned somewhat, it requires sun, wind and frost to cure it.

Z.W. Zeigler brought in a few ears from his field just east of town. One ear weighs 1 3/4 pounds is 9 3/8 in circumferance and eleven inches long, another is thirteen inches long and weighs 1 1/2 lbs. He thinks his field will make about seventy bushels to the acre. Of course it was irrigated and weighed before it has dried out. The samples hang in Looking-Glass office.


October 10, 1901

Os Williams was a Columbus visitor yesterday.

Rev. Butler was a Columbus visitor Wednesday.

Mrs. John Kelley returned from her Omaha visit lst eek.

Miss Ada Barter visited with relatives in Monroe over Sabbath.

W.A. McAllister of Columbus was a Monroe visitor Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hill were Columbus visitors last Saturday.

Mrs. F.H. Gerrard and Miss Minnie Crookham were Columbus visitors Saturday last.

Mrs. Sarah Watts returned from the east, last week, where she has been visiting her daughter.

Superintendent Leavy visited our schools last Thursday and reports them as progressing.

Mr. and Mrs. L.O. Williams and Mrs. Lucy Miller united with the Presbyterian church last Sabbath.

Mrs. J.A. Douglass came up on Saturday from Brainard to visit friends here, she will go to Bellgrade and Fullerton before returning.

John Schram of Seatle, Wash., passed through Monroe Tuesday morning, he looks well and it did us good to shake hands with him.

Mr. Swisher has been enjoying a visit from a brother and brother-in-law of Iowa. They express themselves as greatly pleased with this part of Nebraska.

Oconee Notes. Mr. C.L. Gerrard was up from Columbus Tuesday. ... Alfred Bodmer was down from Grand Prairie Wednesday visiting his folks at this place. ... A.B. Jaquith and Mr. Pederson, Manager and Auditor of the Omaha Elevator Co., passed through here Wednesday enrout to Columbus. ... O.T. Weber has a large evaporator where he steams all his squash before feeding his hogs, he reports it fine feed for small pigs mixed with cheap feed.

The effort to have a Sunday school library in Monroe to commenorate the 20th, century, has made a start, the children have taken it up and are rustling the nickles at a great rate. Let us all help.

There is much talk about gambling in town in secret places. We were once told by an old hand that the gambler is but a slight remove from the theif, at best it is a poor pastime and has ruined many men in our knowledge. Boys you can find better employment and not become outlaws.

We notice a horrible mud hole where the road leaves Oconee. The road Supervisor should fix that before we all jump onto him with both feet, it has been there long enough to be a disgrace to the town, and they would be justified in sending the Supervisor to the lunatic asylun as being non compos mentis, he could not be cleared by the insanity board while the mud hole remains. Catch him before he drowns some body with his foolishness.

Mrs. J.T. Smith died very suddenly Wednesday at 3 o'clock, after only a few hours illness. Her sister Miss Brisco arrived on the train yesterday morning. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock today from Trinity church, Rev. Butler officiating. There will be memoral services and a sermon on next Sabbath, in the above named church.

The I.O.G.T. will have a neck-tie social on the evening of the 18th in Monroe Hall. the ladies are invited to bring their neck-ties placed in an envelope, which will be all put together and distributed, we do not know how, the gentlemen getting a ladies tie like her dress or apron will take her to supper. We suppose it will be a general supper at a given price per couple. A committee, with Miss Lightner at the head has the matter in hand. A good time is anticipated.

DIED. At their home west of Monroe on Oct. 9th, 1901. Mrs. Jeanett P. Smith. Mrs. Smith came with her husband and baby boy to live in Monroe about four years ago. She was a member of the W.C.T.U. the Eastern Star, and was also a member of the Epsicopal Church, Mrs Smith was born at Walton N.Y. Nov. 18th, 1875. and was married April 8th 1896. She leaves a husband and one child, Howard, to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother. Her sister and an uncle arrived to attend the funeral. The Looking-Glass joins her many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.


October 17, 1901

Mrs. S.W. Lightner and children came down from Boyd Co., the first of the week, for a two weeks visit with relatives and friends.

Messers John and Spencer Osborn drove down from Fullerton on Tuesday, they were on their way to Columbus, where Mrs. Osborn now lives. John thinks of coming to Monroe to live.

Married, Oct. 16th, 1901, Mr. Geo. Conard and Miss Carrie Wigo both of Philadelphia. Many of our readers will remember Mr. Conard, and Looking Glass unites with them in wishing the couple much joy.

There will be a church sociable at John Brynes on Thursday evening, Oct. 24th, given by the ladies of the Wattsville Congregational church. All are cordially invited.

The young people of the I.O.G.T. have arranged for the Neck Tie Social on Friday evening in the Hall. The Ladies are invited to bring a Neck Tie and some eatable for the supper. The gentlemen purchasing a tie can take the lady to supper, she will wear a color like the tie. Those not buying a tie can pay fifteen cents for a single supper. Everybody invited. Come and see the fun.

Mrs. S.C. Jencks and daughters Edna and Nellie, left this morning for a visit with relatives in S.D.

Oconee Notes. R.S. Hilliard is thinking of moving part of his vacant dwelling house on some of his lots for rent. ... C.E. Chapin is husking his sweet corn, the yeild is good. ... Our school director R.S. Hilliard is building a good substancial coal house on the school grounds. ... Walter Hitchcock shot some fine wild duck on the Murdock lake this week. ... H.B. Fenimore has rented his hotel at this place to Mr. McDougall of Waterloo, Nebr.


October 24, 1901

Farmers are commencing to husk corn.

H.J. Hendryx was a Genoa visitor Tuesday.

O.E. Stevens is plastering Miss Depews house.

J.E. Sallach moved his family to Columbus last week.

Work has commenced on the new residence of J.H. Sacrider.

Mrs. L.J. Hendryx and children visited in Genoa yesterday.

Miss Bird Jones of Genoa was a Monroe visitor Tuesday.

F.H. Gerrard and Mrs. G.E. Barnum were Columbus visitors yesterday.

Mrs. Oline returned from her eastern trip on Tuesday. She reports a good time.

Dr. Hansen brought up a stylish cab and a Jersey cow and traded them to H.J. Hendryx for a driving horse.

Mrs. Vore came up from Omaha, Tuesday, for a visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Matson and other relatives.

Mr. Pugsley left Monday for So. Omaha with two cars of cattle. He goes from there to Kansas City to attend the cattle show.

F.K. Strother came and took his children to their new home in Iowa last week. He runs with excursions out west, says real estate is booming,

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nelson died Monday Oct 21. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Theo. J. Asmus, at the family residence, yesterday. Interment was made at St. Edwards.

Public Sale. Having leased my Hotel I will sell at Public Auction, Thursday Oct. 31st, at one P.M. at Oconee, all my Household goods, Livery Stock and Cattle. Terms: All sums under $10. cash, above that sum 12 months time, with good bankable paper at 6 percent interest. H.B. Fenimore.

John Riley is at Friend this week.

E.B. Dannals returned from the Buffalo exposition on Wednesday.

Mrs. Gillian of Omaha is visiting relatives and friends near here.

Mrs. James Smith Jr. was a Columbus visitor last Saturday.

Marshall McWilliams returned from his visit at Dunbar the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. D.L. McCloskey are now nicely located in Chas. Gerrard's house.

We received an invitation to attend the dedication of the new church at Tarnov, on Tuesday last, but were unable to attend.

Abel Mills, a minister from Ill., will hold Freinds Meeting in Monroe Hall on Saturday evening. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend. Isaiah Lightner.

Oconee Notes. Daniel Murdock shipped a car load of hogs to So. Omaha Wednesday. ... John Hilliard will being shucking corn this week. ... Mrs. Bodmer is visiting her brother H.T. Spoerry in Columbus who has been sick for sometime.

The Nebraska Central Irrigation Co., are to commence work on enlarging their canal right away. We hope they will raise the banks a couple of feet all the way down the valley. They would then be in shape to irrigate from the higher points.


October 31, 1901

John Ratterman was a Monroe visitor Saturday.

Chris M. Grunther was a Monroe visitor Monday.

H.E. Babcock was on our streets yesterday.

H.J. Waffle has purchased S.W. Lightner's store building.

G.W. Phillips came up on the train yesterday.

H.J. Hendryx received a car of Minnesota potatoes last week.

Mrs. Sanford and her sister Mrs. Morrow are visiting relatives and friends here.

The half yearly meeting of the Friends in the Hall Saturday evening was well attended.

S.S. Sanford was down from Scotia this week and dug his potatoes. He left for home yesterday.

Our customers will please notice that our Store will be Closed on Sunday hereafter. J.J. Williams.

Dr. Benthack was a Monroe visitor yesterday. He reports a good practice around Platte Center.

Jacob Shottswell from Butler Co. was here attending the half yearly meeting of the Friends last week.

We notice in the Centerville Citizen of Iowa that Frank G. Robley and Miss Clara Christholm were married on Oct., 24th, at the residence of the brides parents near Albia, Iowa.
    Mr. Robley is a nephew of ours and this item will be of interest to the relatives and friends, who with us tender them congratulations. Long may they live and happily.

Bob Welch was a Monroe visitor last week.

H.J. Waffle will put up a small dwelling.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruninig arrived from Colorado today.

S.W. Lightner and family have been visiting their parents.

Mrs. Jacobs arrived Tuesday for a visit with her daughter.

H.J. Hendryx has been confined to his bed by sickness the past week.

Mrs. T.W. Adams of Columbus visited her parents here Tuesday.

Mrs. Ed Dack returned to her home, at Boone, the first of the week.

The W.C.T.U. meets with Mrs. Ezra Fellows next Wednesday afternoon Nov. 6th.

Mrs. Alexander and daughter, Mrs. Williams, of Columbus, were visiting friends in Monroe the first of the week.

Mrs. M. Campbell, Mrs. O.E. Stevens and Mrs. Walter Beckwith visited relative and friends in St. Edwards the later part of last week.

Oconee Notes. Mr. McDongall who leased the Fenimore Hotel had a car load of house-hold goods shipped in here Wednesday. ... Daniel Murdurck is reparing his large barn. His rye straw will all be baled and stored. ... Mr. Aden and his brother were in town Monday. ... Mac Rand came on a visit from California to his Uncle, James Weatherbee. Mac is looking hale and hearty.

Mr. Ginnell, Editor of Forest and Stream, of N.Y., came up on the train today, and is the guest of L.H. North. We met him about 30 years ago when he was one of a jolly party of Buffalo hunters that were in charge of North. We went along up the Republican river and the pleasure was varied in character.

The Chinese pull teeth with their fingers, the boy commences to pull pegs when young and when he graduates as a dentist he can pull any tooth easily. An Indianopolis Ind., dentist has adopted the Chinese method. It will soon become the fashion we suppose.


November 7, 1901

H.H. Luke was a Genoa visitor yesterday.

Election was very quiet and a small vote.

And still Monroe booms and will boom while it is a good place to buy lumber.

H.J. Hendryx is around again, he feels weak but is going well.

J.H. Sacrider's house looms and Waffles nears completion.

Miss Cora Oline left for Omaha yesterday, she expects to be gone a month.

Mrs. Vore Sr., and Mrs. Minnie Vore, formerly Miss Matson, returned to Omaha Monday.

Charles and Walter Potter and F.K. Strother started for Colorado Tuesday eve to look at some land.

For Sale, a Nice Jersey HOG, will weigh about 100 lbs, enquire of F.H. Gerrard.

Monroe gets in lots of lumber and not a little other freight. McWilliams gets stoves enough to run an exhibitian and the general merchandise makes peoples eyes stare wide.

Wanted Corn! We will contract your new corn. 45 cents per bushel for good dry shelled corn, 60 days delivery. Will advance 10 per cent on contracts. Will pay 44 cts for 85 lbs ear corn. Sheldon & Hollingshead.

Daniel Murdock is a Monroe visitor today.

Ellis Williams was a Columbus vistor Tuesday.

Mrs. Mrs. Chas. Dack visited relatives in Monroe Tuesday.

John Byrnes was a Monroe visitor Saturday last.

Miss Mabel Campbell returned from St. Edwards Monday.

Ed. Chambers and Fred Gottschalk were in town last Friday.

The Monroe schools aspire to have a flag to float when ever school keeps and on holidays.

Report says Charley Terry is to have the intermediate department in the Monroe school.

Mrs. S.S. Sanford and Mrs. Morrow left for Columbus, Monday, where they will visit relatives.

Thanksgiving. The Turkey gives his life, that we might thankful be. The death warrant proclamation is out. Poor Turk.


November 14, 1901

Ad Smith was a Monroe visitor Monday.

C. R. Conger's new house looms up.

Daniel Murdock is building a large barn at Oconee.

Ed Rossiter was up from Columbus on Satusday last.

Chas. and Walter Potter returned from their Colorado trip the first of the week.

Miss Bird Jones, of Genoa, visited relatives in Monroe the first of the week.

John Newton had the misfortune to get his hand caught, to-day, between a barrell of paint and the edge of a door, tearing the flesh from his first finger.

> Several of the Town Board went to Columbus today. We hear they were to answer for a bill for advice. It is best not run bills, unless prepared to pay them for a village board of individuals.

We hear talk that some members of the I.O.G.T. drink. We do not place much credence in such rumors, they usually spring from the enemies of the order, and there are few that are low down enough to drink in violation of their obligation unless they are far enough down to get drunk, then every body knows it.
    A person has lost their honor and self repsect that will drink and at the same time claim to be a Good Templar. They are not only traitors but give themselves away to the scum who drink with them, soon, they will be thought of in the class with the suck egg dog.

Mrs. C. S. Jencks and daughters returned from their Dakota visit last week. THey had the not unusual experience of missing connections and demonstrated the truth of the old saw "where a woman will she will". The force of will brings it to pass. They had a good time any way.

The lumber combine has bought out Kauffman in Columbus. We understand lumber goes up there two dollars per M. first jump and one dollar each month for three months, and still Gerrards keep the price down at Monroe and will fill bills in Columbus or elsewhere, even though the men who save from 150 to 210 dollars prefer to buy where the purpose to gouge them only failed because of Gerrards. If you want to keep on the inside of the lumber deal call on us and we will tell you how it can be done.

Oconee Notes. Mr. Pederson, Auditor O.E. Co., was in town Monday. ... L. McCone is now a resident of Oconee. ... John Gleason of Monroe was hauling red ceder posts from D. Murdock's Tuesday. ... Mrs. James Hilliard died Sunday morning after a prolonged sickness. The funeral Tuesday was largely attended. The ladly was highly esteemed by her many friends. She leaves a husband, four children and many grand-children to mourn her loss.

Martha C. Eggers was born in Wantagu Co., N.C. Sept. 27, 1837; died at Oconee, Neb., Nov. 10 1901 after a lingering illness of nearly three years.
    She was married June 1854 to James R. Hilliard. In 1867 they moved to Tenn. and in 1885 to Platte Co., Neb.
    In her younger days she united with the Christian Baptist church of which she was a member until God made her a member of the church Triumphant in Heaven.
    She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, three sons and one daughter, who have the sympathy of the entire community.
    The funeral services took place at the family residence on Tuesday at 10 A.M., conducted by the Rev. Theo J. Asmus. Interment was made at Columbus.

    A precious one from us has gone,
    A voice we loved is stilled;
    A place is vacant in our home,
    Which never can be filled.
    God in his wisdom has recalled.
    The boon his love has given,
    And though the body slumbers here
    The soul is safe in heaven.

November 12? [21], 1901

Mr and Mrs Olie Steinbaugh of Council Blvffs Iowa, were Monroe visitors this week.

At the Teachers meeting it was decided that Monroe Sunday School have a Christmas Entertainment.

Revival Meetings are being held in Monroe Church this week, conducted by Rev Davies and C. L. Chamerlin who is a Singing Evanglist, services will be held Sautrday night and Sunday Morning at half past ten.

Oconee Notes. I. W. Shaffer was hauling ear corn to the Landlord of the Oconee Hotel this week. ... John Riley of the A.D. Cattle Co. was in town Monday. ... R.S. Hillard has the best corn in this vacinity. ... C.E. Chapin has sold 65 acres of his corn stalks to W. Blear who has a large herd wintering for Mr Dickenson of Columbs.


November 28, 1901

Pete Toline is on the sick list.

Mrs. Bishop is on the sick list.

John Gleason is figuring on quite a bill of lumber.

Miss Mamie Depew left last week for Creston Wyo.

Ralph Holcomb will try a ten acre farm under irrigation.

James Irwin has been having the inside of his house remodeled.

Judge A. M. Post, of Columbus, was a Monroe visitor Tuesday.

Mrs. Arthur Bishop and children, are visiting relatives in Monroe.

Born, Oct. 21st, to Mr. and Mrs. Milo Jennings a daughter.

Att'y Moudy, of Genoa, was a Monroe visitor Saturday last.

Mrs. Emma Barnum visited in Columbus over Sunday.

Mrs. C. A. Gerrard is visiting relatives in Monroe this week.

Quite a nice gathering at McWilliam on Friday Evening to meet Rev. Asmus.

McWilliams and Conard are figuring hard to have their Ascetlyne plant in running order for this year.

We see by the Argus that Ernest A. Gerrard will have a Poem in the Jan., Number of Everybodies Magazine.

Gerrards received another car of lumber from the south this week, and can figure bills lower than ever.

Mrs. John Stevens of St Edwards visited with her parents, here, the first of the week.

A foot of snow on the level and drifts not limited was reported last week from Skaneateles, N.Y.

Winter wheat looks well, with the Lords blessing it will fill the bins, and should bring a much better price.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beckwith went over to Silver Creek yesterday to spend Thanksgiving with relatives.

Mrs. Croshaw, mother of Mrs. Thurston and Frank Croshaw, re-returned to her home at Schuyler yesterday.

Chas. Drawbridge came down from Scotia the later part of last week. He will raise his house and put a foundation under it.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Kelley were Columbus visitors Tuesday.

Holward Hill is spending Thanksgiving with his parents at Springfield, S.D.

The combine in Columbus fail to buy out Kaufman. He did not want to be obligated not to go into business again, either in Columbus or elsewhere. So cheap lumber will still prevail in Columbus.

There was a goodly audience at the school yesterday to take in the Thanksgiving exercises. The teachers had their classes quite well trained, many of the performances were excellent.

Oconee Notes. R.S. Hillard was in the county seat Tuesday. ... Messers Hilliard, DeLarm, Shaffer, Chapin, and Wilson were fenceing in the church grounds Saturday afternoon. ... C.L. Gerrard and E.M. Blore loaded and shipped a car of baled straw to Council BLuffs, Saturday. ... L. McCone has finished husking for W.D. Wilson and has now his cattle in the corn salks.

The artesian prospect hole continues to wait. We do not know if John Gleason could wake it up but wish some one would. It ought to be put down until it flows water or oil, either would be a bonanza for the whole valley.

The new school house looks well. We think it will be completed soon and hope to see the school graded with the high school in full blast to commence the new year.


November [December] 5, 1901

Mrs. E. A. Gerrard was a Columbus visitor over Sabbath.

Not a house to rent in Monroe and two wanted.

Mrs. H.C. Preston and children came down from Scotia, Monday.

Isaiah and Fannie H. Lightner returned from their Madison visit on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Dack of Boone spent Thanksgiving with relatives in Monroe.

Ralph Holcomb has rented Minnie Crookham's house and will move to Monroe next week.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gates went to Colorado this week, they expect to be gone two weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. John Potter and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Potter left for Colorado, Tuesday, with a view to locating there.

Mr. Dillon, of Columbus ha bought the corner lot east of Will Kelley's, of C.W. Zeigler and will erect a dwelling immediately. Harry Crookham does the work.

There will be many small farms along the Irrigation ditch so soon as people get to understand irrigation and the ditch company put the water on the mans land in a systematic manner.

The Telegram says there is an arrangment made for the grain buyers to pay uniform prices at all the stations.
    The Monroe dealers say there is nothing in it, that the farmer that brings grain to Monroe can expect to get 3 or 4 cents more than at other markets.
    Farther he says he is in no pool and does not expect to go into a pool but will pay all he can for grain all the time, so Monroe is ahead so far, as a grain market.

Charlie Lightner returned to Fremont Sunday evening.

Mr. Wise, of Osceola, Neb., is helping Conard on the school house.

Mrs. James Irwin received word Tuesday that her mother was very sick. She left on the noon train to be with her.

L.O. Williams will contract orchards and keep them growing for three years. We do not know the terms.

R. Holcumb was over from Osceola the first of the week. He reports a second son in his family named Agunaldo.

Ralph Holcomb has bought five acres of land including the old school house site east of town. Ralph will make the place worth going to see.

Mr. Ed Jenkinson's class will do the soliciting to secure funds for the Christmas entertainment. We bespeak a kindly and liberal reeption for them on their rounds.

Monroe sends quite a delegation to Dist., Lodge I.O.G.T. to convene in St, Edwards to day. They are
    Mr. Lee Nunnally. Mr. J.E. Hart. Miss Lizzie Lightner. Mr. C.O. Hart. Miss Stella McWilliams. Miss F.E. Weeks. Mr. Andrew Soline. Mrs. L.E. Conard, Mr. David McWilliams. Miss Minnie Nunnally. We hope they will havae grand good time.

Oconee Notes. Hord & Co., of Central City have commenced shelling their ear corn that they have had cribbed here for two years. ... Daniel Murdock shipped two car loads of hogs to So. Omaha, Monday night. ... W. McWilliams, W.L. Smith, Geo. Alexander, and W.T. Craig of Monroe were in town this week. ... J. Dineen has purchased a few fine thorough-bred Chester white hogs. ... C.L. Gerrard and W.D. Wilson were hard at work Tuesday adjusting renters share of grain. ... Grant Delarm finished husking corn Tuesday, his corn averaged over 30 bus. to the acre.


December 12, 1901

Ed Chambers of Columbus was a Monroe visitor yesterday.

Ralph Holcomb arrived today with his household goods.

The Potter family report they are quite well pleased with Colorado.

Os. Williams goes to Omaha today. He may go to Cheyenne Wyo,

If the weather bureau man will give us good weather there will be several houses built this winter in Monroe.

Irrigation Boom. The Irrigation Co., are pusing things at the head of the ditch so that there will be plenty of water henceforth.
    We see that Fitz Jaggie has come on from Switzerland, he has much money invested in the canal and will see that the water supply is systematically provided.
    Already men are looking to this locality for small farms. So soon as the canning factory can get enough small farmers to raise a supply there will be the biggest kind of a boom here, it is commencing already.

Arthur Bishop is in town today.

John Newton is breaking horses for Pat Murry.

Charles Newton is clerking for Hendrxy now.

Miss Cora Oline returned from Omaha Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gates returned from Colorado this week.

Miss Lizzie Lightner and Miss Cora Oline drove down to Columbus yesterday.

L. Gerrard is rejoicing over being a grandpa the grand-daughter being in Honolulu. So says the Argus.

John Ericson shipped a car of fat cattle to So. Omaha, Tuesday.

Married, Dec. 11, at Columbus, Mr. Fred Russell and Miss Winnie Larson, Judge Robison officiating. Looking-Glass joins with their many friends in wishing them a long and happy journey through life.

Oconee Notes. Considerable shelled corn coming in the last few days. ... G. I. Weber is wintering over his hogs, he thinks they will be good property in the spring. ... Geo. Hall was doing business in Oconee Tuesday. ... W. Blore's large herd of cattle seem to be doing well on corn stalks. ... Rev. Asmus of Monroe was in town Monday. ... The demand for water the coming season will be greater than in former years. Hope the Great Eastern Canal Co. will be in shape to meet the demand.

Some of our Monroe people want to prevent violations of the state laws regarding gambling and keeping open on Sundays. The most efficient method we ever tried, was to raise a pledge of a large amount to be drawn upon proportionately to pay the expense of prosecuting the violators. Suppose we pledge one thousand dollars for the purpose then if the expense of prosecution is fifty dollars the man that subscribed one hundred dollars would have to pay five. It cost forty dollars to shut up a Sunday bowery in Columbus in this manner the man was arrested four times then he quit. But it broke him up in business.


December 19, 1901

J. T. Smith moved into the Lenon house on Tuesday.

Mrs. Luke is nursing at Will Welsh's this week.

F. K. Strother is here visiting with his parents.

Born, Dec. 16th, to Mr. and Mrs. Will Welch, a daughter.

C. R. Conger moved into his new residence last Saturday.

Miss Alice Head of Friend is visiting in Monroe.

C. W. Ziegler shiped two cars of hogs to South Omaha Tuesday.

Three members of the town board also the Clerk attended services at Trinity church last Sunday evening. Good record.

The home coming of the bride and groom, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis J. Williams was made the occasion of much merriment, and a cordial greeting to the newly married couple. Without Os what would the world be worth.

Church. On Wednesday evening there was led a joint meeting of the session and trustees of the Presbyteran church.
    Action was taken to hold an annual meeting each year on the third tuesday in Jan. This will be an interesting time each year.
    The understanding is that there will be a short review of the history of the church here, which will be of interest, also reports from each of the departments of church work.
    We presume this will include the organization of the Sunday school and a short account of its early porgress, and think it would be well for those who were in the work to talk it over to refresh its memories. In the evening there will be a Banquet worth sitting down too, and a social time.
    This is about the idea as caught by your reporter, and it pleases us.

W. M. Cornealus, of Columbus, was a Monroe visitor Tuesday.

Mr. Jay representing the State Journal was a caller at our office today.

J. Smith, a brother-in-law of the Larson Bro's., is thinking of locating in Monroe.

John M. Kelley went to North Bend to-day to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law Geo. Young.

J. T. Smith says his beets paid him well, he raised two acres and a half which brought him $136.39 which was not bad for 2 1/2 acres.

The U. P. Agent says that if the weather bureau men can't give us better weather we had better have change of men in charge.

Bishop Williams of Omaha held confirmation service in the Episcopal church on Sunday evening last. Miss Mabel Thurston was confirmed.

Married, Dec., 17th, Mr. E. J. Williams nad Miss Rena Williams, at the M. E. Parsonage in Columbus, Rev. Luce officiating. O. M. Williams being best man and Miss Jennie Jones brides maid.
    The happy couple took the train for the east, returning today and will be at home in the west end of town. Ellis is well known to our people, and Looking-Glass with their many friends tenders congratulations, wishing the young couple a long and useful life in our midst.

Sealed Bid For old School Building. The School board of Dist., 76 Platte Co., Neb., will receive sealed bids until Dec., 23 1901, for the building now used as a School House in Monroe, The Board reserve the right to reject any and all bids. All bids to be directed to C. W. Hollingshead, Clerk.

Wanted, a purchaser for a second land Singer sewing machine, price $8.00.

Wanted, a purchaser for Looking-Glass office building with or without lot.

DIED.
    Ellen, wife of John Kyle, south of Loup river. Mrs. Kyle died on the 12th, and was buried at Duncan on Saturday. She leaves one daughter and her husband.
    At North Bend, Neb., on the 18th Mr. Geo. Young. Mr. Young has been failing for a long time. He was one of the Pioneers in Neb., and his place and hearty hospitality will be remembered by the old settlers so long as they are left. Mr. Young leaves a family of four grown children and a wife, who is a sister of John and P. H. Kelley of this place, many of our readers remember her as Miss Anna Kelley.


December 26, 1901

Max Babel of Humphrey is a Monroe visitor today.

Chas. Lightner is home from Fremont to spend the holidays.

Mrs. S. L. Humphrey was a Columbus visitor yesterday.

Mrs John Stevons of St. Edwards is spending the holidays with her parents M. Campbell.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Potter of Woodville spent Christmas with relatives here.

Mrs. Frank Matson and children came down from Madison Tuesday to spend the holidays with relatives.

O. M. Williams left for Cheyenne Wyo., today were he has a position in the distributing house of McCord and Brady.

Hunters Take Notice. I positively forbid hunting on my land south of Looking Glass creek, and parties hunting there will be prosecuted. S. C. Terry.

We hear that the Emmersons are offered seventy-five dollars per acre for their seed farm and that they are talking of taking it and purchasing the old Hendryx place near Oconee for a seed farm.

Our Christmas Offer. One of our fine hand colored dollar and a half Medallions free with each dozen cabinet Photographs from now until Jan. 1st 1902 at Saley's Art Studio, Columbus, Neb.

Parties sold three forty acre lots east of Columbus that they bought for $20. and sold it for $50. per acre Land is in demand and at largely increased prices.

The Christmas exercises in the Hall were excellent. There were not so many presents given for display as at some former time, but most of the children got presents, some that had left the school were skipped, but it could not well be helped.

Mrs. Ed Potter of Silver Creek is here visiting relatives.

Frank Smith of Belgrade is spending the holidays with relatives here.

Lee Ray sold his farm, Monday, north east of town, to Mrs. Dr. Edwards.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Adams and children of Columbus spent Christmas with H.J. Hendryx's.

Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Thurston and family spent Christmas with relatives at Schuyler.

George Winslow has sold four hundred arces of land along the river getting a good price.

Gerrard & Zeigler have raised the price on their five and ten acre lots to $60. per acre and it is still very low. Town lots are raised about twenty-five per cent in all the surroundng towns.

Oconee Notes. F. Emmerson is here on business. ... B. P. Bodmer is spending the holidays with his folks. ... C. E. Chapin is the recipient of a fine Stettson hat as a Christmas present. ... C. L. Gerrard was up from Columbus Monday. ... Geo. Hall the hustling Rex Food agent was in town Thursday.

Alfalfa fed Jersey cow butter is good. Mrs. Gerrard makes it and has a few pounds to seel each week at 25 cts. Ask for it at the office of Looking Glass.

Wanted, a purchaser for a work mare, price $75. Enquire at Looking Glass office.

Wanted, a man to start a brick yard in Monroe. Good opening for a good man.


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