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Platte Co., NE - Monroe 1905 (Apr-Jun) News NEGenWeb Project
Monroe Looking Glass
1905 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 6, 1905

Hugh Hill is building a stable; John Munter is the carpenter.

John Sacrider and wife returned home Monday after a visit with their son in David City. ... Mr. Chambers of Columbus wa a Monroe caller Thursday. ... Hon. Eugene Fellers of St. Edwards was in Monroe Thursday. ... Mrs. E. Dillon was visiting her daughter Mrs. Marshall McWilliams of Elgin over Sunday.

Ed. Watts, John Smith and Dr. Frank went over to the Platte on Sunday; We did not hear now many geese they had lost.

The Dubravas are moving to the Lightner farm, until such time as they get possession of their place recently bought north of the Lightner home.

Neilson and Reed have their name up over their place of business and are intent on getting it up among the farmers by the quality of machinery they are putting out.

The Rev. J.W. Angell went to Columbus on Monday to assist in the revival work; He returned for the Wednesday evening meeting here.
    The Home for the Friendless Society here, were interested in the funeral of one of the waifs who had been placed with a family north of Genoa; some from there attended the funeral this week.

There was a man in Monroe trying to work up opposition to the Parcel Post, advocated by the Post Office Department; We are of the opinion that a parcel post would be an excellent thing for the country, especially where there are Rural Postal Routes established.

OCONEE NOTES. J. Dineen will take a trip to the coast this summer.
    Mr. Richards of Ashland was visiting at the home of L.N. Hitchcock this week.
    Samual Emerson has purchased a cream seperator from C.E. Chapin.
    Bert Beckwith has built a house on the Geer land and is now living there.
    Mrs. August Johnson returned from the hsopital last week much better and is grateful for the kind treatment shown while she was under their care.
    W.W. Howe will plant 20 acres to sugar beets this season if assured of getting help as per contract with sugar beet Co.

April 13, 1905

Ora Shannon was a Monroe visitor Tuesday. ... J.E. North was a Monroe caller on Tuesday. ... Mr. and Mrs. Angell returned from Oconee on Tuesday. ... George Smith of Fullerton was visiting in Monroe on Saturday. ... H.S. Mansfield went east Tuesday. ... E.J. Moncrief of Grand Island came in this morning on the freight. ... R.G. Strother of Primrose Neb. was in town Wednesday.

Mrs. H.C. Preston has been very sick this week.

Mr. Head is moving into the property just vacated by Mr. Dillons family. ... Jos. W. Angell Prebyterian Minister went east on the trin Monday. ... Mr. and Mrs. Sam Terry and children boarded the east bound train Monday. ... Mr. and Mrs. Dillon and family moved to Gibbon Wednesday. They shipped their good Tuesday.

Frank Van ALlen and family started for Rosebud yesterday; he being one of the men that drew a farm at the Government lottery.

Martin D. Crossett stopped off for a visit on Monday; He may come here to locate in the jewelry business later.

Charles Watts has bought the Edgerton store; Mr. Edgerton will farm the land Watts was intending to farm.

Miss Edith McNeal daughter of our townsman Mr. McNeal came down from near Elgin Wednesday, she will assist Mrs. Ault in her millinery shore [sic].

News comes that a child of Mrs. Lennon's neice was, burned and died; The upsetting of a can of kerosene by the child upon the stove and herself caused the tradgedy.

As Arbor Day comes on Saturday this year, let each citizen of Monroe select from along the river a good shaped Elm tree about ten feet high and two or three inches in diameter at the trunk, save all the small rootlets possible in digging up, and plant it as part of a grove on the west end of the school lot during the forenoon of April 22nd, under the supervision of the school board. Within three or four years the town will have a fine shady grove in which to hold public gatherings.
    Clara, Phebe, Susie and WIllie Thayer enter the Primary dep't for the remainder of the present term.
    Preparation for the school entertainment is progressing finely without detracting from the regular school work.
    The teachers expect to attend the Association in Columbus Saturday. J.R. Alcock.

ACCIDENT. On Monday Charles Dack was up with his automobile, a load of hay was in the road. Mrs. Potter with a horse and buggy turned out for the hay from one direction and the automobile turned out on the same side from the other direction, the two rigs collided, the horse turned round so short that it upset the buggy throwing Mrs Potter and her daughter out; At first it was supposed she was dangerously hurt but later she seems to suffer no serious injury.

April 20, 1905

Mrs. R.G. Strother is visiting in Council Bluffs Iowa. ... Miss Fannie Weeks Sundayed in Columbus. ... Mr. Tho's Adams of Columbus was on our streets Tuesday. ... Stanley Maley of Genoa was in town Tuesday. ... Mrs. S. Dickinson was shopping in COlumbus Tuesday. ... Miss Edith Fuller went to Silver Creek Tuesday to help in Miss Lawrence's millinery store. ... Miss Smith returned from Silver Creek Wednesday. ... Mr. and Mrs. W. McWilliams were Columbus visitors Monday returning the same day. ... Mrs. Dawson and Marshall McWilliams were visiting in Monroe over Sunday. ... Miss Anna Mars is visiting her sister Miss Olive in Kearney this week. Mrs. Lottie McWilliams from Genoa is visiting relatives here this week.

Mr. Head will build an addition to his property soon.

Dick Rositer, County Sureyor was doing some surveying for Isiah Lightner Tuesday.

Mr. W. Cole is having the Lightner Hall painted, it looks well.

Mrs. Alice Ault's furniture arrived Tuesday and Mr. Ault expects to be here the first of May.

Dr. Frank was called to Arkansaw [sic] Tuesday by the serious illness of his brother.

Minnie Munnally is having the land plowed east of the Editors house; she is going to show what a girl can do at farming.

C.W. Zeigler reports that he is still expecting the mill man to come, though he has no news about it.

W.E. Cole has been blasting out the roots of the trees on the land he bought adjoining town. It took work to get cotton-woods to start, now it takes work to get rid of them; People should not think it is the guns of Togo firing on the Russion fleet when they hear the explosion.

OCONEE NOTES. Mrs. Shaffer, Mrs. Howe and the Mississ [sic] Shaffer and Bodmer were papering and cleaning the church Tuesday.
    Easter services at the Presbyterian church here Sunday afternoon.
    Born. To Mr. and Mrs. Blore a daughter.
    John Sander died Monday morning at 8 o'clock after a protracted illness; Mr. Sander had many friends here who always found him trustworthy in all his business transactions.

April 27, 1905

Mr. Head is quite sick this week.

Mrs Webster and two children are visiting her mother near Lincoln. ... Mrs. E.A. Gerrard Sundayed in Columbus. ... W.A. McWilliams was a Grand Island visitor this week. ... Mrs. Craig, mother of Mrs. J. Evans and Mrs Head is visiting her daughters. ... Mr. Lee Bennett from Columbus is visiting his brother Mr. McNeal.

Born, Thursday, 22nd, to Mr. and Mrs. John Smyres a daughter.

Mr. Aden will build a house and a barn.

There is talk of the dray changing hands.

Mr. Dannals of Newmans Grove is here in the interest of the telephone Company.

Mr. Harry Finnemore of Columbus was contracting for Emersons here this week.

The Omaha Elevator is to be moved to Oconee, a new and larger one to be built on the site at Monroe.

The Columbus Independent Telephone Co. is represented by Garlow, Everett and others in Monroe today.

May 4, 1905

Mr. G. Beecher of Columbus was in Monroe Wednesday. ... Miss Anna Mars returned home Monday from her Kearney visit. ... Mr. Flack of Springfield S.D. is visiting his daughter Mrs. H. Hill. ... Mrs. S. L. Humphrey returned home Monday, after spending several weeks in Columbus.

House plants for sale by Mrs. E.A. Gerrard.

Mr. Driber representing the German Insurance Co. of Omaha was a Monroe caller Wednesday.

MARRIED. At Columbus April, 28th, Mr. Joseph Larson, and Miss Mable Campbell.

This evening Mrs. Angell and two children start east to visit Mrs. Angell's parents; she expects to be gone about three months.

CLARENCE WILBER CLAYBORN. Clarence Wilber Clayborn died Sunday evening at eight o'clock at the home of his father, Henry Clayborn near Platte Center. Tuberculosis was the cause of death. He was 21 years old. The funeral was held at the Congregational church of Monroe leaving the house at 10 o'clock.

OCONEE NOTES. Messrs Beckwith and Hitchcock have been grading the streets; We are glad to see the interest they are taking in having good roabs.[sic]
    J.C. Dawson and Stewart Kennedy of St Edwards returned Monday after a few days visit with friends in Iowa.
    Beckwith and sons report the sugar beets they planted some time ago growing nicely.

May 11, 1905

Neilson and Reed have gotten in a J.I. case thresher for sale.

John Smiths hogs are sock, one died. There is nothing like Snoddy yet.

The Rev. Halsey of Columbus was a Monroe caller Monday. ... Mrs. Webster returned home Tuesday.

Mr. Mann says he has sixty four small jobs of mason work that can't wait.

Percy came in yesterday and reported his barn struck by lightening, damage, $7 50. A $140 horse stood directly beneath where the lightening struck. He is fully insured in Farmers Mutual. It pays to be insured.

McNeil seems to be in demand all the time; Painting and papering pay premiums pretty prompty when property performed by popular people.

L.M. Whitehead traveling passenger Agent for B, & M.R.R, was a Monroe caller yesterday. We were acquainted with his parents in early days; we were glad to meet him for old friendship sake, as well as on business act.

SCHOOL NOTES. Preparation is in progress for the annual promotion exercises, which will occur in the high school room Friday, May, 19th. The Program will begin at two o'clock P.M.
    We are sorry to note that Miss Fern Van Allen who has been doing good work in the sixth grade throughout the year on account of ill health, is compelled to be absent the last three weeks and will not be able to take part in the promotion exercises; She will recieve promotion with the class, however, as her work has been meritorious. J.R. Alcock.

May 18, 1905

Mrs. Preston drove to Columbus Wednesday. ... Miss Weeks expects to start east as soon as the school term closes. ... Mr. A. Zeigler of Kearney is visiting his son Mr. D.W. Zeigler. ... Rev. Harry McClaneghan and wife are expected from Dakota for a visit with their people here. ... Miss Minnie Steinbaugh of Council Bluffs is visiting relatives in Monroe. ... Walter Beckwith was in town Wednesday, he reports plenty of water around Oconee. ... Mrs. McDonald is receiving a visit from her mother and sister from Stanton, Nebr.

The youngest child of John H. Smith is quite sick. ... Mrs. Howard Hill is reported quite sick. ... Miss Inez Nash made a hurried trip to Columbus Tuesday to interview a Dentist.

The Monroe Independent Telephone has put in phones at Oconee and made arrangements by which Monroe can talk to Columbus free.

We hear that Mr. Frank Slayton is about to take unto himself a bride. The Looking-Glass tenders congratulations.

The Daily papers report a number of places where the Platte river went into the towns and made fun for the low land. .. The Columbus Journal said the Loup was higher than it was ever before known to be; we have seen it four or five feet higher at Monroe, more than once.

The Looking Glass creek has deserted the bridge west of town; it spans a dry bar, water around both ends. These streams make lots of unnessary trouble as it seems to us.

Rev. Briant requests the announcement that the quarterly communion will be observed in the M.E. Church, Monroe next Sabbath.

SCHOOL NOTES. Miss Bleodorn of Platte Center and Miss Pueschel of Columbus, delegates to the S.S. Convention, were visitors at school Monday forenoon.
    The trees set out on the school grounds all seem to be thriving.
    Circulars of the Platte Co., Institute to be held at COlumbus, June 12-16, '05 are received. Dr. A.E. Winship of Boston, Editor of the "Journal of Education" and long known as one of the leading educators of the country will be an instructor and lecturer.
    The traveling library will be open at the school house at 4 o'clock each week day after noon during vacation. There are some good books in the library and it is desirable to have them read and circulated as much as possible.

Mr. R. Saley of Columbus is in Monroe today. ... Mrs. D.O. Lawrence of Osceola is visiting here this week. ... Mr. Studley near Columbus was visiting his daughter Mrs. Birt Priest Wednesday. ... Mr. R.B. Sutton returned home last week after being away sevearl weeks.

Mrs. Earnest Cole was quite sick the first of the week. ... Two Mr. McCones are in Monroe, the Father and Brother of Mr. Len McCone who is sick; They came to visit relatives and visit Mr. Len McCone who has been sick for some time.

OCONEE NOTES. Daniel Murdock is repairing approaches to his elevator.
    W.W. Mannington and W.D. WIlson were at Columbus Monday.
    By the overflow of the railroad and irrigation ditches we have had a liberal supply of water, forming large ponds between the depot and Wilsons and also between depot and Post Office where we noticed a raft and boat moored on the banks.
    Every one here and vicinity are now interested in having the town drained. We expect U.P. Engineer here soon and feel satisfied the Railroad Company will help us in taking the water away which comes in from their ditches west from here.

George Alexander on Rural Route No 1, had a runaway Wednesday; his mail wagon upset breaking the glass. George got a bad cut on the nose, and is otherwise hurt, confining him to his bed this morning.

May 25, 1905

Miss Eva Larson was visiting relatives in Monroe over Sunday. ... Dick Rossiter was up Saturday surveying drainage for Pusgley. ... C.J. Carrig was in Monroe Monday. ... Mrs. Alice Ault was in Columbus between trains Monday. ... Marshall McWIlliams of Elgin was in town Wednesday. ... Mrs. Ada Watts of Genoa is visiting relatives here this week. ... Mrs. Dickinson was in Columbus Monday between trains. ... Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Smith of Omaha are visiting their brother J.H. Smith ... Ward Ladds brother from Albion was visiting him the first of the week.... Fredrick H. Abbott Editor of The Columbus Journal was in town Friday last.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith is still very sick.

McNiel gets the old school house; He will rebuild into a dwelling.

Miss Fannie Weeks starts today for New York, where she expects to spend her vacation visiting with her relatives and friends. ... Mr. Maher the assessor for Lost Creek Township was in town Wednesday. ... Mrs. Jack Dineen and daughter were Monroe visitors Monday, they contemplate a trip to the coast this fall. ... Charles Chapin of Oconee is in town today. ... Mrs. Lawrence of Stromsburg goes home this week, she has been visiting relatives and friends here.

Mr. Head is now able to be out again after a severe sick spell. ... Mrs. E.R. Dack has been quite sick.

Mrs. S. Dickinson bought the property east of the Episcopal church.

PIANOS. Mr. R.S. Saley was up yesterday with a Triber piano for Mrs. Fred Hill. He has already furnished one for Mr. Ed Hill and Mr. Bryant. Pianos will be as thick as hervesters if Saley is allowed to roam the country.

Keeler-Reedenmen. Fred Keeler and Miss Josie Reedenmen were married at the home of the grooms parents by Rev. Bryant. May the young couple find smooth sailing and a prosperous voiage over lifes sea.

June 1, 1905

Mrs. Gillan from Omaha is visiting her son near here. ... Dr. Benthack was in town Tuesday. ... Mr. H. Evans is visiting relatives in Kearney this week. ... Milton and Ruby Miller were visiting with their school mates the latter part of the week, returning to their home near Columbus Monday.

Cards are out for the wedding of Mr. Will Jenkinson and Miss Lizzie Hall on the 14th of June.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry McClenaghen of Crystal N.D. arrived at Monroe yesterday. Rev. McClenaghen has five weeks vacation which he will spend visiting with relatives here and at Cedar Rapids.

Report says that the dam in the Beaver Creek, whence the Irrigation Canal gets its water, was blown up last week by order of the Commissioners of Nance County.
    This is a severe blow to Irrigation in Platte County; The irritation of the people because of the insufficiency of the canal to hold its water, and the continuous wet weather brought this about.
    Now unless the power canal is a success we imagine the Irrigation project will take a long rest, and when the next period of dry seasons comes Irrigation will have to be by a district, if ever done.

June 8, 1905

Mrs. Shaffer and daughter were in town Tuesday. ... Mr. and Mrs. Frank Emerson were Monroe callers on Monday. ... Rev. Ulmer of Columbus was a Monroe caller on Wednseay. ... Mrs. and Mrs. Westine of Genoa are visiting their sister Mrs. John Munter. ... Mrs. W.D. Wilson of Oconee and her brother Mr. Bodner were in Monroe Saturday doing their trading.

F.H. Gerrard was quite sick this week with the grip.

Mrs. Winnie Russell arrived Saturday, to attend the funeral of J.T. Smiths infant child.

The Telephone Central is going into the F.H. Gerrard building up stairs; Miss Lawrence continuing to be the operator.

Harry Finnamore was a Monroe visitor on Monday; He says he is about to quit the seed company, he has "given notice and they a pintin to the door".

S.C. Terry made a flying visit to Coumbus, and the road west of town is to be made passable across Looking-Glass creek as a result. It did not take long; Sam said it had to come.

The bridge on the road to the river is being removed and another is to be put in right away; The bridge builders arrived Saturday and went to work Monday.

Now is the time to work your land, whether the corn is up or not, the ground is packed hard with the heavy rain, and if you let it lay it will be hard and dry in a few days, so it cannot be moved.

Mrs. Dickinson is building an addition to her residence; and putting on other improvements; which will make it a model residence a credit to our village.

DIED. On Friday, The infant child of J.T. Smith. The little sufferer had been sick a number of weeks. There seemed no help for him.
    The funeral was on Sunday morning, a short service at the house conducted by Rev. Jos. W. Angell. The remains were taken to St Edward where the mourning parents have one little one laid away before.
    The sympathizers with the bereaved family crowded the house; many going the long drive to St Edwards, where the funeral cerimonies were conducted and the remaines interred to await the great day when all shall be called forth to meet the redeemer.

Report says Jack Hart has left Monroe for keeps. Jack like most men had some good qualities; but enough lack of the essential of good citizenship to make his room more acceptable than his company to some.
    We are sorry for Jack in that he could not do better by himself; we had hopes at times that he would get a grip on the better life, and become a worthy citizen; perhaps he may do better elsewhere.
    There are a few others here who might be of use in the world, but they are in a fair way to be invited to leave for the good of the town; If a man cannot be any help, and does not try to be a man for himself, the sooner he is got rid of the better for him and the town; we are glad to say such men are few.

NEW SETTLERS. Over by the stock yards a number of cars were run in, they are occupied as residences by R.R. employees.
    Report says they are cutting weeds along the track, go from place to place; It is supposed that it comes cheaper than regular section gangs.
    In the good time coming we will have well paid intelligent men to keep the track in repair, men who can afford to have good homes near their work; But they will have to do without booze.

The Patrons of R.F.D. No. 1 George Alexander carrier, have made him a handsome present consisting of a new set of harness; George met with an accident recently, his team ran away and used up his harness; The good people on the route have made it up to him in good shape; and in a way that George will appreciate.

June 15, 1905

R.G. Strother was an Omaha visitor last week. ... Geo. Truman and daughter Hattie were on our streets Tuesday. ... Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Lightner are visiting at Lynch in Boyd County this week. ... Chester and Ida Oline are attending institute in Columbus this week. ... Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Gerrard of Lindsay were visiting relatives in Monroe over Sunday. ... Mr. and Mrs. L. Barnum of Cedar Rapids were visiting relatives here the last of the week. ... Mr. Lou Hendryx was a Monroe visitor last Saturday, he looks all right; Lou was at one time a Monroe merchant. ... Mr. and Mrs. A. Luth came up for a visit last week and stayed over Sunday; Stopping at the home of Mrs. Young. ... Mr. John Kyle and daughter were Monroe visitors Monday. It is a long way round by Genoa. ... Emil Sallach was in Monroe on Monday; He was on his way to Omaha to go to the hospital we; hope he will be all right in a few days.

There is a new drop curtain in Monroe Hall; it is worth looking at; has a splendid center piece. ... There was a gentleman in Monroe on Friday who proposed to put a curtain in the Hall free, if allowed to put adds [sic] of the town on it.

On MOnday Att'y OBrian was up trying a case before Justice John Kelley for Johnnie Kyle.

Mr. and Mrs. McClenaghan attended the wedding at Primrose of Mr. Patterson, a brother of Mrs. Groves well known here.

Miss Alice Luth has taken a school out in Washington where she goes in August. Mr A. Luth says they will sell out and move to Washington in the near future.

The Columbus papers reported Mr. Lute Jewell killed by the Indians recently, but word comes since that he is not among the slain.

Mansfield and Smith's delivery horse took a little spin on his own ho_k on Tuesday; he got loose from the wagon; Smith said he was worth ten dollars more than he thought he was. Nobody hurt.

THE PLATT COUNTY ARGUS SOLD. A Mr. B.B. Green of Lousville Kentucky, is the purchaser; he will have to rustle if he gets up a better paper than Burress has put out.

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall McWilliams moved to Humphrey last week. Mrs. McWilliams stopping in Monroe visiting relatives a few days.

Websters automobile scared Mr. Beckwiths team at Oconee yesterday, causing a runaway; We have not heard how much damage was done, or if any one was seriously hurt.

MARRIED. At the brides parents Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Terry Mr. William Jenkinson and Miss Lizzie Hall; The Rev. Joseph W. Angell officiating.
    There was a grand gathering at the spacious home to witness the launching of the young couple upon the sea of matrimony; The presents were many and varied; the useful predominating.
    The relatives from a distance were in force; and the friends not present were not easily remembered; If the young couple have as pleasant a time through life, as did the company last evening, their well wishers could hardly ask for more.
    The Charivari lacked the vim and Will Jenkinson crowd; as well as equitancy of Stephen Lightners. Musical instruments yet the children kept it up with usual pertinacity. There were many renewals of acquaintance among those present, and not a few unacquainted.
    The young couple will turn their attention to agriculture north of town, where their friends will be given a hearty welcome. The bride has been from early childhood a great favorite among young and old. May the blessing of our heavenly Father be upon them, and theirs always.

OCONEE NOTES. W. Johns of Bellwood was here Monday.
    John Mueller left Monday for the eastern part of Mo.
    D. Jenkinson was a caller here Saturday enroute to Columbus.
    Childrens Day will be observed here Sunday June 18th at 3 P.M.
    Rev. Angell was visiting here last week.
    O.T. Weber shipped a car load of hogs Tuesday.
    August Johnson believes in keeping his listed corn worked, notice he has been through his fields twice with disk and harrow.

June 22, 1905

Victor Oline came home Monday for a short visit with relatives. ... Mrs. H.C. Preston was in Columbus between trains Monday. ... Mr. Harry Finnamore was in town Monday. ... Mrs. C. Kelley and daughter are visiting in Genoa. ... Mrs. S. Dickinson and Mrs. Evans were in Columbus Tuesday. ... Mrs. Henry Smith is receiving a visit from her sister Mrs. Lee. ... Dr. Martin of Columbus came up Tuesday and drove into the country to see Mr. Kerr. ... Miss Shannon of Columbus if visiting with the family of R.G. Strother. ... Mrs Dawson McWIlliams of Albion and Mrs Everitt McWilliams of Genoa were guests of W.A. McWilliams over Sunday.

George Emerson taking in corn this week paying 40 cts.

Mrs. Ault the New Milliner is nicely located in the F.H. Gerrard building; she ought to get trade. ... Edgertons if the nicest place to trade in Monroe, and we think the cheapest.

Mr. J. North of Columbus was looking after his farm west of Monroe Tuesday.

Prof. Alcock is in Lincoln this week; He will probably attend the oratorical contest while there.

Mrs. Webster was quite sick on Sunday, nervous prostration we learn, she is getting much better. ... The two Nunally boys are still suffering with rheumatism, confined to bed most of the time. ... Mrs. C. Cummins is quite sick; Dr. Benthack was over Wednesday to see her.

It is desired that the person who took the ladder from the Presbyterian church will kindly return it at once, so it may be used.

Dr Wilber F. Crafts of Washington D.C. will lecture at the North Opera House in Columbus this evening.

Mrs. C.W. Hollingshead has gone to Ontario Canada to attend the International Sunday School Convenoion [sic]; This is a grand trip; We think she will enjoy both the trip and the Convention; It is a notable opportunity that comes to not many here, and Mrs Hollingshead is a credit to the state as a delegate.

Sunday night Lee Bennett had his leg broken in a friendly wrestling match with Lowell Chatfield. A crowd of young fellows were behind Schilt'z store and Bennett and Chatfield engaged in a wrestling bout, which resulted in one fall for each and a broken bone, just above the ankle, for Bennett. Dr. D.T. Martyn, Jr, attended to the fracture. Bennett was out this Monday on improvised crutches, though ordered by the doctor to stay in bed for two days. --Journal.

Rev. Harry McClaneghan was in on Firday; He says he will write us some communications from Crystal, S.D., when he gets back there.
    He says that is the country for large farms, the prosperous men buy out those less prosperous. One man has eleven quarter sections; They depend upon the men from the pinery for harvest help.
    Their principle crop is wheat which they raise immense quantities but the country is sparely settled because the farms are so large, nevertheless it is a rich country.

June 29, 1905

Mr. Saley of Columbus was in town Monday. ... G. Beecher came up from Columbus yesterday morning. ... Miss May Zeigler is in Silver Creek this week. ... Miss Bertha Chapin of Oconee was in town Wednesday. ... Mrs. M. King of Columbus is visiting with Mrs J Smith. ... Fred Gerrard is working in Oconee this week. ... Rev. Ulmer of Columbus, was a Monroe visitor Wednesday. ... Mrs C Terry is receiving a visit from her mother and brother from Omaha.

Mrs. Kenyon our R.F.D. on No 2 did not go farther than Omaha, she is back this week carrying mail as usual.

Dan'l Murdock was paying three cents more for corn at Oconee last week than at Monroe.

Charles McCone and wife of Silver Creek and Mrs Potter came over Wednesday to see their brother Len McCone who is very sick.

The Telephone man Mr. Nye is getting the phone to working smoothly; Arthur Fellers was here last week changing the switch board, he is quite an expert in the telephone business.

Wm Webster and Ed Dack made an overland trip to South Dakota last week in Mr Websters automobile, they returned home Monday by rail, leaving the automobile to some future time.

The firm of Mansfield and Smith have disolved partnership Mr. Mansfield remaining in business.
    By the way go in there and see the new oil can, how it fills lamps, and the terms of sale if it is not the best you ever saw you get your money bakc.

The road between Sec 3 and 4 ought to be graded; both the mail route and the school wagon have to pass that way and it is almost impassible, while but little grading is required to make it good. Our people will invite the Townsihp Supervisor to move over to our side of the hill if he does not have that road graded.

The State Journal last Tuesday published a letter from Fred Jewell in which he states that the body of his brother had not yet been found. Portions of the letter which was written from Mexico, are given below:
    "My brother, L.H. Jewll, came here about four months ago and engaged in prospecting and mining. All went well until May 1, when he started out into the mountains on harseback, telling the men at work on his claims he would return in four or five days, but he never returned. Finally one of his men wired me on the 15th and I came and instituted a search, engaging the services of bucarios and detective.
    "We found a Mexican who testified in court that he saw an American kill my brother and two Yaqui Indians burn the body. Later we arrested three suspects but at the preliminary hearing proved an alibi. We are still searching and will continue to do so for the balance of the week and if we have no clews then, will return to San Diego."--Columbus Argus.

OCONEE NOTES. Winter wheat looks fairly well; we think the Hessian fly will be a menace to most grain crop.
    Annual School meeting was well attended; Aloes Mitch was elected Treasurer.
    A.D. Fellers Secretary of the Monroe Independent Telephone Co., was a caller here last week.
    Farmers report the cool weather retarding the growth of corn to some extent.
    Seeley and Son, Elevator Contractors were here last week to look at site for an elevater, which will be moved here from Monroe the old warehouse will be used for storage, making an aggregate capacity of about 14,000 bushels.

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