Platte Co., NE - Monroe 1903 News (Jan-Mar) NEGenWeb Project
PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
Monroe Looking Glass
1903 Newspaper Extracts (January - March)


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!
January 1, 1903

Mr. Neimeister came home to spend New Year, today.

There will be Services in the Oconee church next Sunday.

August Seibler The U.P. Section Boss has returned to stay.

Dr. E.Y. Haughawout Dentist, at Monroe every Wednesdy, at Hotel

Mr. L.H. North has been on the sick list but he is out again today.

J.J. WIlliams and wife take New Years dinner at H.L. smith's.

Dr. J.M. Perrigo, the reliable Optican, at Hotel, Monday Jan. 5th.

Dr. L.C. Voss Homeopathe's M.D. of Columbus. Phone No 54.

Mr. and Mrs. Bartholomew and family, of Stromsburg, are visiting relatives in Monroe.

The Misses Mabel and Hadie Thurston, of Genoa, spent Xmas with relatives in Monroe.

At Monroe Hall Monday Eve. Jan, 5th. The Famous Becker Family, dont fail to see them.

Mr. Bartholomew and family returned to their home at Stromsburg to-day.

Mrs. Hicks and Mrs. Fellers, who have been quite sick, are both reported as improving a little.

August Johnson was up from Oconee yesterday and bought a good span of horses of F.H. Gerrard.

Hear Master William and Miss Katheryn Becker in a Most Talented introduction of "Miserere from Il Trovatore," at the Monroe Hall Monday eve, Jan 5th. Reserved Seat tickets are now on sale at the Drug Store.

Fire. The house occupied by Roy McClosky, on the Emmerson place was burned on Tuesday, It caught fire from the explosion of a Lantern the building was Insured. Mr. Roy McClosky lost their Fruit and Potatoes which were in the cellar.

Program. For the Farmers Institue to be held in Monroe Hall Jan 10th 1903 at 2 p.m. Sugar Beet rasing, Cole & Studley Butter making and Calf raising By Fannie H Lightner. All are cordialy invited to be present and take part in discussions

If you are in need of Horses and want them at right prices call on F.H. Gerrard and C.A. Wood. Come right away if you want your choice.

Dr. Hansen, of Columbus, was a Monroe visitor Monday.

Noris Fifeild takes one of Hugh Hills Farms for the year 1903. We think Noris a good Farmer.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hill will make their home at the Hill Homestead with Father Hugh Hill this summer.

Mrs Minnie Steinbaugh who has been visiting relatives here returned to her home in Council Bluffs on Tuesday.

Mr. Priest moved from his new house, to rooms in the Gates building. Mr Wm. Webster will occupy the Priest home.

The Ladies Aid, Sociable, In Monroe Hall on New years eve, was an enjoyable time, there was a good audience present. The perances were duly appreciated. Try it again.

J.J. Williams has sold a half interest in his business to Edward R. Dack, and the firm name will be Williams & Dack. Mr. Dack is no stranger to our people, but will greet his many friends in his new venture as Merchant at J.J. Williams old stand.

DIED. Perry Zeigler, aged 87 years, died at his home in Unity, Ohio, Dec. 27th, 1902. He was the father of C.W. Zeigler, of the firm of Gerrard & Zeigler. Mr. Zeigler had a paralytic stroke about three weeks before death came. The wife and seven children are left to mourn the loss of loving husband and father.

PUBLIC SALE. I will sell the following articles at Public Auction on the streets of Monroe, Saturday Jan. 3rd, 1903, at 2 p.m. 1 horse, 1 top buggy, 1 farm wagon, 1 end seeder, (nearly new) 1 riding cultivator, (nearly new) 1 walking cultivator, (nearly new) 2 rolls oak slat fencing, 1 roll wire fencing, 1 long handled shovel. W.T. Craig. Wm. Webster, clerk.

MARRIED. Jan. 1st, 1903, Mr. Wm. Webster and Mrs. Nellie C. Lownes. Mr. Webster is the President of the Bank of Monroe, of our town. While we never heard of the lady before we can assure her of the heartiest kind of a welcome from our people on account of the esteem in which Mr. Webster is held. May they live long and be happy and useful is the wish of Looking-Glass.


January 8, 1903

Emmersons are loading a car of seed today.

E.C. Hicks opens his school in Platte Center today.

Miss Lizzie Hall returned to her studies at Peru on Friday last.

Wm. Webster and bride came home last week and are located in the Priest residence.

The wind on Tuesday night blew down the wind-mill on the Gerrard and Zeigler ranch.

Mrs. Hicks, who had an operation performed last Saturday, is gaining a little.

R. Fifield will buy 15 acres of land east of Monroe and raise Alfalfa and hogs. A good idea.

Mrs. Nellie Dress and children, of Woodville, arrived today for a visit with relatives.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Hicks arrived from Baltimore last evening to see her mother.

This is the week of prayer in all the churches throughout the U.S. The city churches usually unite. the village churches have not grace enough.

Mr. C.J.W. says while you are looking for something for nothing just come down to the Farmers Insitute and see if you can not get it.

There is no school this week in the Principles rooms at Monroe or Platte Center on account of the serious illness of Mrs. J.E. Hicks, wife of J.E. and mother of E.C. Hicks.

Mrs. Neimeister and daughter leave for Columbus, today, where they will make their home, Mr. Neimeister having secured employment there.

LOST. One new pocket knife. (two blades bronze handle) lost at the Christmas tree, in the Presbyterian church. The finder will please return it to L.O. Williams or leave it at Looking-Glass office.

The subscribers to the Nebraska Telephone Co., in Monroe, are entering a protest against discriminations practiced upon them in the matter of service and charges. They are right and the Telephone Co., will do well to recognise their rights in a fair way.

Services at the Presbyterian church Sunday morning, Theme: Sowing and Reaping. Evening: Song and Praise Service. Everybody invited. Rev. T.J. Asmus, Pastor.

The Session of the Monroe Presbyterian church have called the Annual Congregational Meeting to convence in Monroe Hall on the 3rd Tuesday in Jan. being the 20th.
    The church members are expect to all be present; and the supporters are invited to attend, and enjoy the good time. This is the important meeting of the year, when the campaign will be arranged, and good things planned.

Oconee Notes. Frances & Sons have been hauling baled hay near Silver Creek for Blore Bros. ... John Mueller and Claus Merves will take a trip to the south part of Mo. where they will look at the land with a view to purchasing and locating. ... Mayberger & Piefell are still threshing, it will be sometime before they will finish up their seasons work. ... C.E. Chapin and W.D. Wilson have shipped their squash seeds and seed corn to the Emersons.


January 15, 1903

Slayton is putting up ice, it looks nice and thick.

Messer Terry and Thurston sold a carload of potatoes on Tuesday.

Mrs. Fisher arrived from Kansas, Tuesday, and will keep house for the Hart Bros.

We hear Frank Larson has bought out the dray, and Mr. Gates will move to Council Bluffs Iowa.

James Irwin returned from his southern trip on Friday last. He was well pleased with the Oklahoma country.

Mr. Harman of Osceola, Nebr., were visiting Prof. Hicks, Saturday and Sunday. He is now visiting in Columbus.

We see by the papers that E.E. Fellars is at work and we think by the end of this session the people of Platte county will realize that it is a good thing to have a live member of the Legislature.

Marshall McWilliams and his bride came home Saturday evening and Mondays charivari was about as noisy as usual. Mr. Dawson McWilliams and bride came along and got their share of the charivari.

We see in the making up of Legislative Committees in the House our member, E.E. Fellars, is on Committees as follows: Live Stock and Grazing, Public Schools, Manufacturers and Commerce, and Militia.

Oconee Notes. C.D. Case, salesman for the Acme Machine Co., was in town Monday. ... Considerable early variety seed corn will be shipped in to farmers in this vicinity. ... It is to be hoped that the Irrigation Co., will repair and make their laterals more substanial for the coming season. Many here sustained heavy loses by lateral washouts.

The bridge builders commenced work on the county bridge across Looking-glass creek south of town Tuesday morning.

It is a standing joke in Monroe, when a young man goes away over Sunday and returns, to offer congratulations. Mansfield is getting used to it.

Judge M.J. Curtis of Columbus was a Monroe visitor over Sunday. He thinks there will be no question about his being elected J.P. again next fall.

One of the exchanges wants to know why bran is so high when wheat is so cheap.
    He ought to know that bran raises on top of water and the mill trust has to water their stock.

We see E.E. Fellers of Platte has introduced in the House, House roll 35, for the enforcement of the compulsory school law of the state. Also, House roll 65, to re-emburse citizens of Columbus for board and loding of recruits of the First Nebr. in 1898.

DIED. Henry Barmore died at Walla Walla, Wash., Jan. 4th. Mr. Barmore will be remembered by many of our readers, having lived three years with Mr. Lightner.
    John Taylor, of Genoa, died Monday night. He was 82 years of age. His widow was formerly the widow of Barclay Jones.

Ralph Holcomb and J.T. Smith raised beets last year, one piece containing 1 3/4 acres near the depot gave the best results. They give the following figures:

    Rent of land at 2.50 per acre, 4.35;
    Plowing, 3.00;
    Seed, 5.00;
    Use of tools, 1.25;
    Planting, 2.50;
    Thining at 1.50 per day, 18.00;
    Topping and loading, 16.00;
    Cultivating, 5.00.
    Total: $55.10.
    Returns 33 1/2 tons at 4.00, 134.00;
    Tops sold, 4.00.
    Total: 138.00.
    Tare, 55.10.
    Net: $82.90.
    Expense agregating per acre 31.48.
    Profit 47.37.
    Total returns per acre: 78.85.
    Mr. Holcomb says that in one car they loaded 27 tons. The Beet Co. reported 20 tons in car and deducted 2 tons for dirt.
    As we have said before, if the Sugar Beet Co. want to do business they should arrange to have the beets weighed where loaded deducting the tare where the farmer can see the whole process.
    The present system leaves the company under suspicion with or without cause. Then if beets lay on the cars a week or a month though probably gaining in sugar to make the producer loose the the weight is not a straight deal. We will in our next issue publish other matter on this subject so that all sides may be heard.
January 29, 1903

Ben Fellers ships cattle to So. Omaha tonight.

W.T. Craig has been sick abed this week with rheumatism.

Walter Cole has been driving the team this week.

Mr. Frank Emmerson came up from Waterloo today.

Mr. James Baker returned yesterday from Arcadia, where he has been visiting.

We are glad to announce that Mr. Jas. R. Hilliard is well and hearty. The report of his death having proved a fake.

On Tuesday evening many of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Gates gathered at their home for a farewell visit, as they are about to leave. There was a houseful of young and old, Mr. Ed Jenkinson counted ninety, and possibly a few escaped the count. It was a very pleasant surprise party.

Oconee Notes. H.J. Hendryx of Monroe was in town Tuesday. ... A party from Waterloo, Neb., was looking at land in this vicinity Monday. ... F.T. Emerson will be here this week to look after the shelling and shipping of his seed corn grown near here. ... Miss Hester Hill was visiting friends here over Sunday. ... Ed Mayberger will soon have his new dwelling house finished. ... We hear Daniel Mudock as sold some of his land at $60. per acre. ... THe O.E. Co, will shell out their corn here this week.

Mr. Ed Gates goes to Council BLuffs on Monday to locate.

S.W. Lightner made us a short call on Saturday. He is all alive as ever.

Mr. and Mrs. Everet McWilliams returned Tuesday. They went to Father McWilliams and will locate here.

Rev. Quincy Lee Morrow is to be in our state March 2nd to Apr, 16.
    Any one desiring date should apply to C.C. Beveridge, Fremont, Nebr.


February 5, 1903

John Truelove has a new stable.

Wm. Matson has sold his farm west of town.

Mr. Fred Schulty has moved over from South of the Platte. He thinks he will stay now.

Arthur Bishop, accompanied by his daughters, Bessie and Lillian, was down from Elba the first of the week.

Mr. Ed Gates went to Council Bluffs the first of the week to take his place in an implement house, Mrs. Gates will go later.

Wm. Conard has been putting in more shelving for Williams & Dack, they needed more room for their shoe department.

C.A. Beardsley is furnishing the stone door and window sills and the key stones for the arches on the Gerrard brick building.

The telephone men are around pretty regularly but the question of the same service for the same pay is still open so for as getting service to Platte Center.

J.A. Douglass, formerly U.P. agent at Monroe, has been promoted and is now cashier of the freight department in Columbus. We are all glad to hear of his success, and to have the opportunity to see him occasionally.

There are a number of buildings need painting in Monroe.

Everet McWilliams is in the Williams and Dack store.

There are a couple of buildings in prospect for the spring.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Al Matson of Fullerton, Nebr., a daughter.

What is the population of Monroe? Our guess is three hundred.

Mr. Ed Moncrief, of Grand Island, was a Monroe visitor on Monday.

Williams and Dack are expecting to enlarge their store room in the Spring.

Miss Blanch Baker left for Arcadia, today, where she will visit her sister, Mrs. J. Hollingshead.

Geo. Emerson is building a house on the seed farm to replace the one which burnt.

Zeigler is talking of putting in a gasoline engine at the ranch instead of a wind mill.

If you are in need of Over-shoes you can get them at Mansfield & Smith's.

Emersons will sow timothy for seed and pasture and a number of acres of alfalfa for hog feed, the coming season.

The new Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian church are to rustle things, and we hope every one will help to make the church a model of the result of christian liberalities.

Married, on Monday Feb., 2nd, Mr. Joseph M. Gleeson and Miss Mary Sheridan. Both the young people are well and favorable known here. Looking-Glass tenders congratulations.

Tuesdays storm was just enough to call to mind the old days when the wind swept the snow clear from the hills to the creek or river where there was timber, the good old times when a man was in luck to get in before the storm.

The school board had those who lived at a distance start home at recess in the school hack, Tuesday, some of them staying in town. We think that it was a sensible precaution. Miss Weeks on the road home stopped to say this was regular in New York. It had not gotten to be Nebraska yet we suppose.


February 12, 1903

A party at Henry Smiths this week.

Ed Fox goes onto the Gerrard place on Sec. 4.

Mike Campbell goes onto one of Tom Dack's farms.

Mrs. Thurston went east on the train on Friday last.

A party for farewell for Ed Matson and family tonight.

We hear that Will Talbitzer has a place with the U.P. at Omaha.

Mrs. Capp, The Monroe Baker, makes splendid bread.

Robt. Neimeister, of Columbus, was greeting Monroe friends yesterday.

W.D. Wilson, of Oconee, made this office a pleasant call on Friday last.

J.T. Smith fell from a building at the seed farm last week and was considerably hurt.

Ralph Holcomb has a Telephone. and headquarters at Williams & Dack's store.

We hear that Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hill talk of going to Council Bluffs to live.

No school in the upper room this week on account of the sickness of Mrs. Hicks.

The McComb Bro's are building a warehouse, they are going into the agricultural implement business.

Mr. Arthur Fellers was in town this week looking up the prospects for a telephone line north of town. There are twenty farmers interested.

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition is to be the largest ye[t] known. We presume it will be large enough to require all summer to take it in. The Chicago exposition was so large it makes us tired to think of it yet. But it was good to see and is a satisfaction to have seen it.

Mrs. Ed Gates leaves today for Council Bluffs. She says Mr. Gates likes his position very much.

Richard Fifield has bought five acres adjoining the 15 acres he resently purchased of Gerrard and Zeigler.

Wm. Craig seems to be having a serious time with the rheumatism, has not been out for a number of days.

Some of the young people got up a surprise party to do honor to Miss Cora Oline, on Tuesday evening. They had a good time.

F.H. Gerrard received word by phone from Elba, on Friday last, that the office of the Elba Chronicle, C.A. Gerrard's paper, was burned the night before.

Well why not sink a hole to the proper depth to ascertain what is below us, we might find coal, oil or water that would make the valley rich. Lets do it at county expense.

Mr. Ed Moncreif is a Monroe visitor again today. He has sold Mr. Cole a stock farm north of Grand Island, one of the best stock farms in the state, 320 acres.

We are in receipt of a request for a sample copy of Looking-Glass from Mrs. Hattie Colby, of Avilla, Ind., know[n] to Monroe people as Miss Hattie Cummins. Of course she gets a sample and we hope will become a subscriber. She evidently wishes to be remembered to her many friends here.

Mrs. J.E. Hicks was taken to Columbus last Saturday. A specialist from Kansas City, Dr. Foster, made an examination, on Sunday, and said it could be of no possible help to her to perform another operation. A doctor from Omaha will make an examination today.
    --Later the Specialist from Omaha after making the examination he has decided that he will probably perform an operation, but must give her treatment for a week before anything can be done, but he has revived hope and with all her other many friends we hope for the best.

Oconee Notes. Geo. Hall was here Tuesday. ... Snow in cribs and conditions of weather Tuesday prevented shelling. ... August Johnson has examined the winter wheat, sown both early and late last fall and reports it in good condition so far. ... We noticed the marked improvements Monroe has made in the past year, the business houses and fine residences are a credit to the hustling little city. ... Never strike a man when he is down.

The R.R. brought 12000 lbs of freight local on Saturday evening, instead of on Saturday morning. We imagine the drayman would have voted to break the R.R's., neck that night.

The Nebraska State Historical Society is asking for an appropriation for a suitable building from the present Legislature; We think this should be given consideration by the members and if a square deal they should have the appropriation. Nothing is too good for Nebraska in this line.


February 19, 1903

Chas Chapin of Oconee was a Monroe caller on Saturday.

C.A. Gerrard came up for a few days visit yesterday.

Sam Terry made a business trip to Kansas City today.

We understand that Ray McCloskey and family will move to Colorado soon.

Born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Conger a daughter, and the cigars go round.

The post office at Oconee has been in the air for some time, last week it was reported to touch the ground in a couple of places; we suppose it has settled by this time.

Oconee Notes. C. Godfrey was hauling grain for J. Hilliard Monday, Charlie said if he had the amount of all the grain he delivered here he would retire from active work. ... Ed Mayberger expects to move into his new residence here soon. ... J. Blodgett was here Wednesday buying corn for his sheep that he is feeding. ... J. Riley was here Monday to look after a car load of stock cattle he had shipped from the west. ... Daniel Murdock will commence shredding corn this week.

The Monroe Independent Telephone people held a meeting in the elevator office of Hollingshead & Sheldon on Wednesday. R.G. Strothers was called to the chair, and Bert priest secretary.
    The paper prepared, was read by Dannals. After discussion. It was moved that the chair appoint a committee of seven to revise the paper and have the Incorporation filed. Carried.
    Moved that a committee of three by appointed to solicit stock carried.
    COMMITTEE TO INCORPORATE.
    Wm. Webster, E.B. Dannals, A.D. Fellers, B.S. Thurston, Ed Dack, Ed Watts, W.M. Pollard.
    Committee to solicit stock, E.B. Dannals, Ben Fellers, Arthur Watts.
    Moved to adjourn until one week from today (Feb. 25th) to meet in office of Hollingshead & Sheldon. Carried.

Death of Hon. H.M. Hudson.
    Mr. Hudson died last Sunday at his home in Columbus.
    Mr. Hudson was one of the early settlers in this country; he was one of the first men with whom we become acquainted when we located in Monroe in 1859.
    He was elected Judge of Monroe county in 1859. We issued the certificate of election to him. In 1861 he moved from Genoa to Zig-Zag in Platte county, soon after moving to Columbus.
    Mr. Hudson has been in office most of the time, was member of the legislature when P.W. Hitchcock was elected to the senate, was postmaster at Zig Zag, and then in Columbus two or three terms one term after Columbus was a Presidential office. While at Genoa and for some time after he was a Brigham Young Morman but after united with the Josephites. A brother of Joseph Smith. President of the Latter Day Saints preached the funeral sermon in the Congregational church yesterday.


March 5, 1903

All the teams were busy when Stewart wanted to move.

A new line of muslin, under ware and gowns at Mansfield & Smith.

We hear that Mike Campbell moved on tuesday to one of Tom Dack's places. A fake-

Born, on March 3rd. to Mr. and Mrs. Toline, a 10 lb. girl, all are doing well.

Thos. Godfrey is Janitor at the Monroe Hall and the Episcopal church.

Enrest Hoar lost a horse, but he says lightning did not strike it,

There is a law suit in prospect Johnson will sue for damage, for scaring his team, to his hurt.

Ernest VanAllen and Brady Mastes loaded their goods upon the cars on Tuesday and left, probably for Arcadia in Valley Co. Neb.

Some one suggests that Tom Hill get a new buggy and hitch up another horse, we think his present rig is safe,

We think our Presbyterian people might get up a rummage sale for the benefit of the church, they make lots of fun and the returns are all profit.

Alfalfa seed is extra high this year; It would pay some of our alfalfa raiser to let some go to seed for the home market.

Robert Clayburn came home on yesterday. He was attending the Boile College in Omaha, and was taken sick.

The A.D. Cattle Co. has bought the Chas and George Whaley land east of the Gerrard and Zeigler ranch: they evidently intend to have a good ranch some time.

The Stewart family moved out of Mrs. Barnum's property on Wednesday, we understand they went to Genoa.

Report says there is another Farmers elevator project on foot, and has made good headway so far.

The Monroe Independent Telephone men were in town yesterday they say the Telephone is booming they were pricing poles.

Emersons got in a car of cracked stuff out of the seed they raised; They do not propose to waste what they can make into good money by feeding.

When the farmers get together they will have a grist mill at Monroe. We suggest that A. Fellers take the matter up and see if he can start the farmers after a good thing.

The Columbus papers still mention the Nebraska Central Irrigation ditch; we imagine that the present owners will have to "get a move on them" or the first dry season there will be a Distrit formed and the claim for water awarded to them.

Oconee Notes. Chas Brown has rented the Babock farm south of here, and will move this week. ... D. Murdock is hauling ice from Wm. Moore's pond east of town. The ice is good considering the lateness of the season. ... Charles Jeffray will work for Mr. Chapins this summer. ... A.E. Campbell showed us some fine, early seed corn, he had shipped in from Ills. ... D.R. Francis will work for Wm Dickinson east of Columbus he moved his family Monday.

Card of Thanks. We desire to return our heartfelt thanks to our many friends at Monroe, Columbus and Platte Center who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved wife and mother. J.E. Hicks, E.C. Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Miller.

Jack and Edna are booked for Monroe about the 1st of April. This has no reference to anybody getting married. Though everything is possible in Monroe.

Cattle Pasture. I can take 200 more cattle to pasture at my Ranch 6 miles west of Petersburg. For particulars write me or see Mansfield & Smith at Monroe Neb. C.E. Lockwood Petersberg Neb.

Johnson had a suit before Justice Kelley this week. He sued to recover the value of a horse left with a man to pasture.
    The owner of the pasture turned the horse over to another party. Johnson failed to get the horse and sued for the value and recieved a verdict for $100.
    A lawyer from Genoa came down to handle the defence, wanted a change of venue, but not unless he could pick the court so says report.

Monroe Hall, Rates. Where admittance is taken, 20 per cent; When refreshments are served, $2.00 per night; Temperance meeting, $1.50; Political meetings, $2.00; Not for rent for Dances. Apply at Looking-Glass office. W.T. Craig, Janitor.


March 19, 1903

The Peach buds are not dead so far this year.

Early potatoes should be sprouted in the light, we are trying it.

Miss Ethel Hayse is on the sick list this week.

Chas Lightner was driving a nice span of ponies Monday.

John Kelley was out on Monday he has had a badly bruised limb.

Almira Conard has the chicken pox.

Fitz Schulte wants the school wagon to call at his place.

Wm. Webster went to Fullerton Tuesday.

McDonald has a job with Gerrard's at presant.

The Telephone north and west of town is a go.

Clarence Terry has been exposed to small pox, every precaution is being taken.

C.W. Hollingshead has been suffering with acute rhumatism lately.

Mrs. Bruning's goods arrived today we supposed she will live with the Slayton's.

We broke prarie in March in 1859 at Monroe. The dust flew up behind the plow.

A reservoir broke up above Spaulding and the river was very high for a time this week.

Mr. Ed Fox reports the winter wheat doing well with prospects of a large crop.

The boys of Monroe are getting up an entertainment, we have no particulars.

And now the brick layers are all busy and we want one for a couple of days.

Johe Dalton quit our job for one in Columbus, we are sorry for the old gentleman. he has a hard lookout at his age.

The teachers meeting to study agriculture met with Miss Fannie Weeks this week, they find it an interesting study.

Milo Jennings and Fred Grocock loaded a car with their household and farming goods and shipped them around to Clarks on Tuesday.

Phil Gleason was making some improvements on the barn he bought of Mr. Hendryx, this week.

L.O. Williams has traded for a piece of land, 80 acres near North Platte.

The Rev Halsay of Columbus will preach in the Presbyterian church next sabbath at the usual hour and moderate the congregational meeting after the morning service, let every body turn out and hear him.

Charles Potter, Harry Mansfield and Dr. Frank went to Silver Creek on Tuesday to fight the ducks and geese. They have a good team that will be handy to bring home the spoil.

This week, Mr. Wm. Webster was getting a bushel of earth from Mr. Lightner's alfalfa field, it was to send to Pennsylvania to sow with alfalfa seed. The microbe is supposed to be in the earth where alfalfa grows.

The little son of W.R. Campbell of monroe, swollowed a fence staple about 1 1/4 inches long yesteray. The family were considerably frightened.
    They telephoned to Dr. Davis of Genoa who recommended that they keep the child on a loose diet until the staple passed, he thinks there is no especial danger.

Oconee Notes. E.A. Gerrard and W.H. Cole were in town Tuesday. ... The bid of $10. each for F.H. Gerrard's horses caught in the flood might have been taken by some thinking the chances slim to save them just at that time, F.H. would have taken the chances himself if he had 100 horses more in the same fix they were. ... Chas Potter was here Tuesday evening enroute to Silver Creek for a few days goose and duck shooting. ... John Clayborn will shell flint and pop corn for the Emersons this Week.

On Wednesday eve Mar 18 a village caucus was held to nominate Candidates for Town Trustees for Monroe.
    There were six candidates before the caucus. Mr. John Smith and Mr. Frank Slayton were nominated each having a majority of the votes case.
    There was quite a turnout at the caucus, there being 44 votes participating; C. Kelley was elected chairmen and A.E. Priest secretary. The friends of Mr. Dillon put him forward and gave him a good vote.

Mr. Ed Spear and Mr. Lamb were down on Friday to seeking in formation as to the expense of a ferry.
    We suppose Genoa will have a ferry in the near future. The Monroe ferry is all ready to put in, but will depend upon what the south side does.
    A ferry is a poor excuse at best on the Loup, we think it would be worth while to examine into the feasability of a Tunnel under the river, they are putting them in successfully in other places, by the freezing process.


March 26, 1903

Winter wheat looks well.

Gardening is the next thing.

John Dawson was a Columbus visitor yesterday.

L.O. Williams has rented Mrs. Emma Barnum's place.

Easton says he is coming to Monroe to sell hardware.

O.L. Baker of Columbus was in Monroe yesterday trying to buy some good horses.

Mr. Ed Campbell has moved into the C.A. Gerrard property in the east part of town.

Mr. Henry of Genoa is helping to finish the Gerrard building, the brick work will soon be finished.

Miss Weeks resumed her work in the Primary department of the school today.

More hog houses and more sunshine in them, means more hogs to market, which means more money.

J.J. Williams, Chas. Kelley, Wm. McWilliams and F.H. Gerrard were Columbus visitors yesterday.

If you want to make a hot bed Gerrards can furnish you some of the cheapest windows you ever saw.

Gleason Bros., have both of their horses at their stable in the east part of town. They are nice horses.

The red trimming put on the Schulte house by Walter Beckwith, sets off the building like a red head on a girl.

We are off with the old mason and on with the new. Mr. Mann is finishing the brick building, with Mr. Henry of Genoa at work.

We saw a man sowing on Wednesday, broad cast by hand. We think he was sowing alfalfa in spots where the stand was not good.

The irrigation ditch looks like a last summers sun-flower garden. A little more digging and less promoting would be an improvement.

Mr. Mann has undertaken to finish the brick work on the brick building, he had a Mr. Henry from Genoa, here on Monday to assist but it was too stormy to work.

Clarence Gerrard of Columbus passed through Monroe yesterday enroute to Ernest Gerrard's farm, northwest of here, with two loads of lumber, when they got to Emerson's they found a house in the road and had to come back to town and go north to the next road making a hard trip.

Oconee Notes. Geo. Hall, our Hotel and Livery man, reports business coming his way some. ... John Mueller has bought a team and rented 80 acres of land from D. Murdock. ... Our streets will be graded this spring, culverts will be put in crossings where needed. ... John Clayburn shelled nearly a car load of pop-corn here last week. The work done was satisfactory. ... Geo. Emerson of MOnroe was here Saturday. ... H.B. Fenimore is here looking hale and hearty after a few months work in Iowa. ... We have heard Mr. Hicks of Monroe spoken of as a man who would be an efficient County school superintendent.

Daniel Murdock says pop corn has proved the best paying crop he raised last year,

The Congregational meeting last Sabbath heard the reports of the trustees and the report of the committee to visit Oconee.
    The trustees were given another week and urged to strive to raise the remainder, and to ascertain how many would raise their subscription 20 per cent. There was $423. on the subscription list Sabbath evening.
    Monroe must make up the amount required, we cannot afford to be without a Minister, it would give us a black eye all around, and there is little ground for pleading poverty. The meeting adjourned to meet next Sabbath after service.


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