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WEDNESDAY. JUNE 3. IfiK
A-& S. TIME TABLE.
Learep Col umbos ...
11:55 a. m.
The paMMnser leares Lincoln at 3:35 p. m and
rriyeit at Columbus 9:35 p. m; the freight leave
Lincoln nx 7 Jj a. m and arriTes at Colnmbos at
UNION PACIFIC TIME-TABLE.
Atlantic Er. 7.)a.m Pacific Ex.. .1125 p. m
KairaeyLoc'LIti:) p. m KearaeyLoe'l U3S p. a
Limited. 250 p. m Limited . 555 p. m
Col. Local 8:30 a. m Local Fr't . 8:Wa.m
No. 3, Fa.Ht Man, carries paaaenijeni for
throcjch nointn. Goinir went at S-3S p. m.. ar
riTes at Denrtr 7:W) a. m. No. i. Fast Mail car
ries panwrnrer. gains ut at 1:33 p. m.
The fnlsht train Itvina here at 6:30 p. m. car
ries pannnirer from here to Talley.
COIXXBCS ASD SIOCI CTTT.
PiriiniiTim'" from Sioox City
leaven for Sioox City ...
Mixed leaves for Sioux City .... ..
Mixed amvet ...... ......
..1255 p. m
... 530 p. m
.... 7:30 a. m
... 11:03 p. m
vob ALniox asd cni.va uapids.
.Mixed leaves .
' Mixed arriv-
2:50 p. m
1205 p. ni
EtT"All notices nnder this hemiing will
charged at the rate of 22 a year.
LEBANON LODGE No. 3, A. F.4A. X.
HeiraJar meetings 2d Wednesday in each
month. All brethren invited to attend.
E. H. Chaxbkbs, W. M.
G. BEcmca, Sec'y. aujoly
WTLDEY LO DGE No. , L O. O. F.,
r-meeu Tuesday evenings ot eacn
5 week at their hall on Thirteenth
street. Vusitinir britfcrea co
W. K. NoTKSTECf . Sec'y. ZiiaaSl-iZ
OLUMBIA CAMP No. 35. WOODMEN OF
the World, meets every second and foarth
ThurwUys of the month. 7:30 p. m., at Oshlrich's
Hall. Thirteenth Btreet. Regular attendance is
very desirable, and ill visiting brethren are cor
dially invited to meet with aa. jaii23-95
REORGANIZED CHUBCH OF LATTER-DAY
Saints hold regular services every Sunday
at 2 p. m prayer meeting on Wednesday evening
at their chapel, corner of North street and Pacific
Avenue, an j
I ath cnrdiallv innted.
Elder H. J. HCDSOlf, President.
EVANG. PROT. CHURCH. iGerm. Uefoosw
Survice every Sunday at 10:30 a. m. Bap
tisms, mamaiies and
funeral tennona are coa-
ducted by the Pa
'astor in the Genua aad English
languages. Residence, Washington Ave. sd
linoT-"Jt E De Gelus, Pator.
John Wigjjina, jr ia in Fremont.
Hayden Bros., Dry Goods. Omaha.
Dr. Nanmann, dentist, Thirteenth
That waa a glonoua rain on
Born, to Mrs. Chria Abta, Sunday,
Dr. T. B. Clark, Olive street. In
office at nights.
Dr. L. C Vosfl, Homeopathic physi
cian, Columbus, Nebr.
Jndge Sullivan went to Schuyler
Monday to hold court.
Born, Wednesday, May 29th, to Mrs.
D. Chestnutwood, a son.
Born, Wednesday, May iSDth. to Mrs.
J. G. Reeder, a daughter.
The amount of water fall here since
Wednesday last was 3.63 inches.
Choice table butter 10 cts.
a pound at Oehlrich Bro's.
John Ilnber, Ed: Early and George
Swartsley were in Genoa Thursday.
George Taylor, formerly of this city,
is a streetcar conductor in Omaha.
E. T. Bowers, veterinary surgeon.
will be found at Abta' barn hereafter, tf
Drs. Martyn. Evans i: Geer, office
hrte doors north of Fnedhofs store, tf
4f Voney oilcan, JowesatesNm
real esStAecurs ComhMreiaSank.
Gufl. Lockner of Omaha, as usual,
was a Columbus visitor Decoration day.
liar corn 30c; (stJ corn TWeed
corn 5o!!3I- HoaglandJichland, eo
Dan. Condon has lately received
judgment for $11,000 against parties at
Ola Britell went to his home in St.
Edward, Monday, to remain for the
German service next Sunday after
noon, at 2:30 in the M. E. Church. All
The graduating class had their pic-
tores taken Saturday afternoon at the
A. P. Matson, an old resident ot
Monroe, has removed to Urich, Henry
Mrs. Merrill entertained the pupils
oC the Junior grade at her home Satur
John Pollock returned Friday from
Beatrice, where he spent several days,
There is some talk of still further
(Siting the train service on the branches
of the TJ. P.
. ' Miss Mary Griffin, teacher of the
.suburban school, closed the term Fri
day with a picnic.
Joe Krauae and family drove down
from Genoa Saturday and made a short
visit with relatives.
Farm loans at lowest rates and best
terms. Money on hand, no delay.
Becher, Jaeggi Co.
I H. J. Arnold. M. D.t physician and
surgeon. Two doors north of Brod-
:s fuehrer's Jewelry store, tf
Sheriff Derby passed through the
city Monday to Grand Island in pursuit
of his escaped jail birds.
Mrs. Anna Warrea is prepared to
' ' give leasees in. voice culture on Fridays,
Saturdays and Mondays. tf
G. W. Bonton with his family start
Thursday for Virginia, where they ex
pect to make their home.
Earl Pearsall went Saturday to
'. Clarks, where he will be manager for a
branch store for J. A. Barber.
scfihfare purchasHJL carpets call and
prices are thelofit. TheFBs.1
3Cr. S. G. Inlay, who has been suffer
ing; for the past four weeks from sciatic
rtifrrrasriatfl, b now convalescing.
Those who wish a splendid picture
of Abraham Lincoln should purchase
.-, the Chicago Inter Ocean of May 26.
The Ladies' Guild will meet with
Mrs. Stevenson Wednesday afteraoon,
: June 5, for work. Bring your thimbles.
The Columbus Base Ball association
will build a new park, so all lovers of
the game may expect some rare sport
'before the osubsc is orat
J V .. .. 'X
In the absence of Mrc Stires, Mrs.
Hickok has charge of the ladies' edition
of the Telegram.
Prof. Williams' three children and
Mb niece started Monday for Tndiana,
where they will visit during the sum
mer. Friends of Miss May Bouton gave
her a farewell surprise party at the
home ot Miss Florence Gleason Monday
Any one having lost a pockethook
containing some $20, about a week ago,
may find it of interest to call on John
Otto Pohl had a fall from his bicycle
Monday at Fremont, sustaining serious
injuries. Xo further particulars as we
go to press.
The Indians from the government
school at Genoa crossed bats with the
Monroeites Saturday, the Indians win
ning the game.
W. T. Allen and daughter, Mrs.
hKnmmer, started for Pleasanthill, Mo-,
yesterday, called by the serious Alness of
Mrs. Allen's sister.
The Schuyler Herald says that Mr.
Backus' voice from the grand stand at
the ball game "gave much assistance to
the Waterloo boys."
W Closing out sale of ladies' fine shoes
mt $1 to 3L50 a pair. G. Baumgart,
J three doors west of Galley's store. Be-
pairiBg-aeatly done. 2t
Snp't Bothleitner is preparing a
map showing the location of all the
school houses in the county, for the use
of the state superintendent.
U Vnrgan, oitaqf the
oest, cDmp. Call sfeon.
E. D. FitzpShdck.
Baptist church, J. D. Pulis, pastor.
Services 11 a. m., 8 p. m. Subjects June
9 morning, "Gospel Addition;" even
ing, uChfldren'3 Day Exercises."
The damage to John Tannahill's
home-made windmill by the recent wind
was only SU30 for boards, and there was
no occasion to send away for extras.
Mrs. Hattie Wright, failing to win
the case against her which she had ap
pealed to the supreme court, is now
serving her sentence in the county jail.
t Becher, Jaeggi & Co. insure build-
and personal property against fire,
lightning and cyclones, in good and
reliable companies at lowest current
rates, tf .
L jost, MoniSafternoon7 Between
Tohatore and tneerman Reroltoed
chnrchVpocket-book coaining monVfc.
Finder, pase leave at TBe Jocbitai.
office. 1 "
Rev. and Mrs. Bross entertained
about thirty young folks Saturday even
ing in honor of Miss Alice Matthews.
Dainty refreshments were served and a
pleasant evening spent.
At their annual business meeting
the 2d, the German Reformed congrega
tion decided to retain Rev. De Geller
another year as their pastor and raised
his salary from $450 to S550.
Gabler & Co. started moving their
drug-store to their new quarters on the
corner of Twelfth and Xorth streets. E.
J. Niewohner will occupy the entire
store, instead of half, as heretofore.
The Nebraska Farmer still contends
that liability to late frosts has demon
strated the truth that May is a good
month in which to sow alfalfa. What,
then, is against the first days of June?
Lu Gerrard took a drive into the
country the first of the week, and says
that everything was looking splendid.
Oats that seemed almost perishing a
week before, promises an excellent yield.
The city council sat Monday and
Tuesday as a board of equalization,
transacting some business, lowering
some assessments, and adding to others.
There has not been much demand upon
Miss Laura Ward entertained a
number of friends,members of the Y.PJ5.
C. E. of the Congregational church, at
the home of Dr. and Mrs. Voss, TueeJay
evening. A very enjoyable evening was
Mr. John Murphy and sister, Miss
Mary, and John Henry and sister, Miss
If Kate, and Mr. Mark Conboy, all of
Rogers, drove up one day last week and
were the gnests of the Fitzpatrick
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Bower, former residents here, now of
Medford, Oregon, will be sorry to learn
that they lost their interesting daughter
Hazel by death, from whooping cough,
Mrs. J. D. Stires is in Lincoln atten
ding the annual meeting of the Grand
chapter of the Eastern Star, where she
takes part by giving an address. Mrs.
'Meagher and daughter, Miss Ida, are also
Miss Clara Inlay received a box of
rlowers from her sister, Mrs. C. W. Spi
cer, of Hammond, La last Wednesday.
There were magnolias, cape jassamine,
Green Bay tree flowers, roses and nu
merous other varieties.
F. H. Rusche was on his windmill
at the farm Thursday oiling it, when his
left arm was caught and a bone broken,
besides muscles torn. He had neglected
to turn the wheel "off" before ascending
the tower. The painful wound was
dressed by Dr. Martyn.
A petition declaring the new law
providing for re-districtmg the county
into seven instead of eighteen supervis
or districts, is being circulated for sig
natures in the country, asking that the
law be submitted to the people for their
judgment on the same.
Every Nebraska man in the region
of the late rains is feeling jubilant over
the situation. The weather is a big im
provement over the samples we had
before the rain, and there seems no
reason now for serious apprehension in
regard to our beloved state.
Next Sunday will be observed as
"Children's Day at the M. E. church.
At the regular service in- the morning
the sacrament of baptism will be ad
ministered to all children whose parents
may desire it, and in the evening a con
cert will be given by the Sunday school.
John Tan n ah ill of this city and
George L. Allen of Leigh, are interesting
themselves in the organization of a Dis
trict Horticultural society for mutual
benefit in fruit raising and advancing;
fruit culture. All persons interested in
a society of this kind are requested to
1 soeet at Leigh Jane 12.
'All persons are eaationed against
riding or driving- faster than, a walk,
when crossing the Loupe or Platte
bridge- Any persoa found doing- so
hereafter will be prosecuted.
'May 27, 18951-
CoiF. A. Spdcx,
2t Supervisor City Columbus.
L E. D. Fitzpatrick's
stock of Spring Dry
Goods all in. We lead
in styles and prices.
Follow the crowd
A case attracted considerable atten
tion before Judge Hudson Saturday and
Monday morning. Mrs. Sturak had
charged Mr. and Mrs. Mat. Allis and
Mary Costellino with assaulting her,
and the decision of the judge was a fine
of $5 each against the accused, together
The county Institute begins next
Monday for a two weeks' term with the
following teachers: M. Rothlightner,
sup't; Prof. O'Connor, Westpoint; Profs.
Williams and Leavy of this city. It is
thought the institute will be one of the
best ever held in the county, judging
from the interest taken-
Thomas Wade, roadmaster of the
branch roads of the Union Pacific, was
married Tuesday morning. May 28, at 8
a'clock, at the Catholic church, Ulysses,
Father Binehardt officiating, to Miss
Mattie For, daughter of William Fox.
The happy young couple went south
ward for a wedding trip.
W. B. Backus began yesterday to
take the school census, and expects to
complete it within the week. The cen
sus is taken as a basis for determining
the amount of state apportionment of
school funds coming to this district, and
includes all persons of school age, that
is five to twenty-one years.
H. M. Winslow passed through the
city Sunday, on his way to the Chicago
market, having in charge thirty car
loads of cattle which he has been feed
ing at Menan, Idaho, since last fall.
Those who saw them say they were a
fine lot of cattle. They will bring their
owner a handsome sum of money.
The school board met Monday even
ing at the usual hour but as Mr. Galley
was engaged with the city council, it
was thought best to adjourn to this
(Wednesday afternoon) at 4, after put
ting 3100 in the hands of the committee
on text-books the use of custodian in
payment of school books returned.
Mrs. Henry Durkop has received a
draft from the A. O. U. W. lodge at
Brenham, Texas, for $2,000 life insur
ance on account of her deceased hus
band. There was some trouble about
identification, but throngh the untiring
efforts of some of the members of Co
lumbus lodge the draft was forwarded.
This is true philanthrophy.
C. H. Walker of Surprise was in the
city Saturday to see our townsman, R.
H. Henry, of whom he had bought some
blooded cattle. Mr. Walker has estab
lished a cattle ranch at Sundance, Wy
oming, about fifty miles from Deadwood,
from which place he expects to sell
pure-blooded cattle, the raising of which
is a specialty with Mr. Walker.
The water commissioner of Norfolk.
has "his own troubles." The other
morning he made his rounds, and turned
off 22 hydrants that he found running
ont of hours. It is said that one night,
when no hydrants at all were supposed
to be open, the water in the stand pipe
was lowered 60 feet. Norfolk consum
ers have six hours for lawn sprinkling.
The Norfolk News devotes a half
column to setting forth the names of
those who step out and those who step
in. at the State asylum for the insane, to
do work for the state under the demo
pop administration of affairs at that
institution. It says that every position
that will help patch up peace and
strengthen the combine, will be used for
The World-Herald of Omaha haa
the following reference to a case in which
one of our townsmen is interested:"Frank
Heller, referee, reports that Daniel Con
don ought to recover $11,710 from Den
nis Cunningham and Jerry Ryan as his
one-third interest in a number of con
tracts for grading, which were let by
the city to the three parties under the
firm name of Ryan fc Co."
This week's Telegram will be issued
under the supervision of the ladies of
Columbus, the proceeds to go to the Y.
M. C. A. It will be a hummer, and
among the many other articles of inter
est will be a full and complete write-up
of the commencement exercises. Help
the ladies in their good work. Sub
scribe for a thousand copies, or if you
can't take that many take as many as
The Alumni of the Columbus High
school give a banquet on the evening of
the 12th at the Thurston, and the fol
lowing is the order of exercises: Wel
come address, George Whaley, S8.
Response Alice Luth, '95. Toasts The
Alnmni, W. B. Backus; Prof. Cramer,
Charles Pearsall. "S6; Our High School,
Mrs. Merrill; Sup't Will
iams. Some sixty-five persons are ex-
pected to participate.
CoL Parks is from the south and
knows the mocking-bird. He has no
doubt but we have with us some of the
genuine southern mocking birds. He
says it is about the size of a robin, an
ashy brown, and displays spots on its
wings when flying; at night it sings its
own song, which is not particularly
sweet, but at early morn it begins to
mimic the songs of other birds and even
the whistle of the boys.
At 11 o'clock May 30, E. C. Dimick,
superintendent of the Stanton County
Breeding Farm (east of Madison), and
his foreman, Ed. Tucker, met their
death by drowning, while working at a
water dam on the farm. Mr. Dimick
lost his life in trying to save that of his
foreman, and he his while trying to
rescue his team. The dam was cut, but
it was 4 o'clock, in the evening before
the body of Tucker was caught on a
wire fence three miles below, and 6
o'clock, the body of Dimick, five miles
below the scene of the accident was re
covered. Saturday afternoon, a special
train bearing the remains of the two
man. with an escort of Knights of Py
thias of Norfolk and Madison, passed
through the city to Ames for the burial
of Tucker, and to Fremont for the bur
ial of Diaiick. A detail from, the lodge
hers jouud the escort.
Now is the time to subscribe for Ts
Joubsal and the Semi-Weekly Lincoln
Journal, both, for 12 a year, when paid
r in. advance.
Henry Market, state field secretary
of the Y. M. C A., was in town several
days last week, returning home to Fre
mont Friday. Mr. Markel helped raise
money enough while here to pay Tip the
indebtedness of the association, besides i
enough to keep the rooms open every
afternoon and evening. The bath rooms
will be in order for use every day; Gor
don Cross will be the secretary for the
present. The park will also be pat in
order for use.
John Murray, Charles Williams and
Arthur Murphy, the men arrested here
some weeks ago on a charge of bar
glarizing Derby's store in Bellwood,
broke Jail at David City on the morning
of June 3d. A card from Sheriff Derby
of Butler county offers for their appre
hension and arrest a reward of $75e It
seems that Butler county's jail is a very
flimsy affair, and the men got out at the
bottom of it. Mr. Derby says his store
was burglarized five times in sixteen
In Merrick county last Wednesday
night the wind was very severe. Near
Chapman, James Hickey's dwelling was
completely destroyed. Trees, fences,
windmills, outhouses and barns were
blown down. The only serious injury
to person reported, says the Central City
Republican, was the case of George Kull,
a well-known farmer of Midland, whose
house was blown down and his leg bro
ken in two places. The dwelling of L
A. Richards was lifted from its founda
tion and carried about ten feet.
Mrs.Peattie calls attention to the
increase of children beggars in Omaha
and urges the appointment of a truant
officer to get them into the schools,
statistics showing that nearly 4,000 chil
dren of school age are deprived of their
rights, and that it is safe to assume a
large proportion of these are unneces
sarily deprived. A similar condition of
things may be found in every commun
ity of the state, and it is a matter of
importance to the tax-payers. Ignor
ance, especially where it becomes vicious,
is very expensive.
Next Sunday, June 9, will be Pyth
ian Memorial day, and Occidental lodge
No. 21 is making preparations for its
observance, as only Occidental lodge
can do. W. B. Backus will deliver the
address at the hall and after the pro
gram, the members accompanied by the
Uniform rank, the G. A. R, Sons of Vet
erans, and Firemen will march to the
cemetery, where the graves will be dec
orated, J. N. Kilian delivering the ad
dress at the cemetery. About 150 visit
ing Knights are expected from the
Albion and Norfolk branch towns.
It is always safe to speak of Ne
braska weather after it is past. The
rains of last week including that of
Sunday night have put a new face on
everything, the animal and the vegetable
kingdoms alike. The abundant rains
have revived the small grain, the vegeta
bles, the grass of the fields that was
showing signs of giving up the contest,
and the grave apprehensions that were
plainly visible in the faces of the people
have changed to confident expectation
of plentiful crops. Perhaps never be
fore in the history of Nebraska did
puddles and ponds of water look so good
As time pushes along, the candidates
for official positions present themselves
to view. As a matter of possible interest
to Platte county readers of The Jocb
x.u:, we reprodnce the following from the
Platte Center Signal, presnming, of
course, that the Signal knows what it is
talking about: "Among the many others
who are aspiring for county office this
fall is Gus Falbanm, who thinks he
would like to have the office of clerk of
the district court This is the best office
in the gift of the voters of Platte connty,
and no doubt Gus will encounter many
a squall on the billowy ways of politics
ere he reaches the port of clerk of the
3Ir. and Mrs. H. L. Aden, parents of
Mrs. J. L. Sturgeon, celebrated their
golden wedding last Friday afternoon.
rRev. Reichardt of Duncan performed
the wedding ceremony at Lt o'clock, in
the presence of about seventy-five per
sons. Mrs. Aden wore the same shoul
der cape that she was married in 50
years ago. Mr. Aden is 78 yeara old and
Mrs. Aden 72. The latter has kept her
youthful appearance wonderfully well,
not having a gray hair on her head. All
the children living, numbering six, with
their husbands and wives were prejent,
also all the grand children, numbering
twenty-five. Numerous useful aad val
uable presents were given and a big
dinner served at the Sturgeon residence.
A Columbus lad took his first real
ventnre into the world last week, but
was reached after by his parents' love
and brought back to the parental roof,
before he had tasted much of the
world's sweets through the experiences
of the life of a tramp on the road one
night and one half -day, and no doubt
this will be sufficient to last a long
time. Probably no man alive but had
some experience when a lad, in the line
of travel or a desire to travel, that was
more or less memorable as personal or
family history. We could detail several
such from our own memory, one of them
more nearly concerning ourself, and we
can assure those who have never been
there that even the recollection of those
few days is fraught with feelings of in
termingled joy and Badness, far out of
the ordinary drift of life.
The Odd Fellows will meet at their
hall Sunday morning at 10:30, from
which place they will march to the Pres
byterian church, where the memorial
address will be delivered by Rev. Elliott
All Ancient Odd Fellows and visiting
brethren are invited to meet at the halL
After the address at the, church the
society will march to the cemetery,
where Jndge Hudson will deliver the
address over the grave of Philip B.
Bonesteel. who was at the time of his
death, eighteen years ago, Noble Grand
of this lodge. The Odd Fellows buried
in the cemetery are: Chas. Bremer. F. G.
Becher, Phil B. BonesteeL Hugh Comp.
ton, C. D. Clother, Louis Carlson, Jacob
Ernst, Danl Faucette, Jacob Gregorius,
Geo MoKelvey,. T. A. Pinckney, Louis
Schonlan, CL B. StOlman, Michael
Schram, Henry Woods, Fred Scheck, W.
1 H. Thomas, J. Larimer.
The arrangement for this year was to
have the exercises take place in the city
park, where a larger number of people
could be accommodated thaa at the
opera house. An elaborate program had
been, prepared, in which the school
children were to take interesting parts,
but the rain, which started in shortly
after Mr. Dale began his address, had
the foil right of way for the remainder
of the day.
It looked as though them most have
been nearly a thousand school children
in line besides the Fire Department,
Knights of Pythias, Columbus Cornet
Band, Drum Corps, Sons of Veterans
and Baker Post G. A. R. and old sol
diers. The public schools werere-inforced by
the scholars of St. Francis Academy, and
there were more than the usual nnmber
of people outside of the procession, so
that it is pretty safe to say that, had not
the rain come, the exercises would have
been fully as interesting as those of any
Mr. Dale was at his best for the de
livery of his speech, and was receiving
marked attention when he had to close
because of the rain. We give the ad
dress, as prepared for the occasion, and
are indebted to the Argus for the use of
-Why this wonderful gathering? Why
this compact mass of patient, and kindly
sympathetic faces? And why, greater
than all, grander than all God's price
leas gift to humanity this magnificent
g&laxy or bright, beaming, sparkling,
qnthuaatic children I Why-? It is the
spontaneous, heartfelt, loyal tribute of
patiotism and love, to the memory of
this nation's hemic defenders living
and dead. This day vividly reminds us
of the dark days and stiring scenes of
1961, while the echo of the first gun
fired on Fort Sumpter was still rever
beating; the war drums beating; the
shrill fife and the silvery bugle the
grand, wild music of war the inspira
tion of the hour. They were then so
real, but now are phantoms,, which come
unheralsd, and fly away when we would
grasp them, iou, veterans, will never
forget them. They are burned into
It was the time of great purposes and
small hopes, of grand deeds and dark
dreams; it was the time of glory and
madness, of love and despair; it was
the time of the greatest achievements
and noblest daring, the truest praying
and bitterest" suffering that our land
and our day haa ever known.
War in itself is the worst of horrors.
Tattered battle flags, decimated regi
ments, acres of untimely graves, thous
ands of mutilated survivors, shattered
bones, happy wives turned into widows,
helpless children made unprotected
orphans, a nation intoxicated with
blood, and demoniacal with passion
hell on earth. Such is a tame picture
The north slways hated it, never
sought it, tried hard to escape from it.
Our ideals were not military, but civil.
We were bred in a Puiitan atmosphere.
We admire the founders, not the de
stroyers of states. Washington, not
The south was different. Their social
economy rested upon slavery the black
man kept under by the over-mastering
force of the white. It was disguised
war all the time. Militarism was in the
air. The fiery blood ot the cavalier
augmented under a tropical sun- It
exhaled from the social conditions.
Therefore the south never understood
the north, and the north never under
stood the south. Up here we pictured
the people down there as a colected set
of hospitable, but ''bombastic majors
and colonels." Down there they con
ceited ot us as a tribe nf Yankee ped
dlers, wholly occupied in buying and
The north believed the south would
not fight. The south believed the north
could-not fight. The war was a revela
tion. Four years rolled away years
insane with passion, ragged with dis
aster, dripping with blood, heart break
ing in their anguish. From Shiloh to
Appomatox, the blue and the gray
tested their valor by the guage of arms.
The old misconceptions disappeared in
the smoke of a hundred battle-fields.
The hostile sections were awed into a
wholesome respect for each other's
manhood and heroism. The south was
subjugated. Peace was declared. The
war ended thirty years ago. We have
not met today to revive it or its animos
ities. The same flag floats over and
protects the conquorer and the con
quered. Over the ashes of that roraatic
land ot slavery, industry has reared her
temples, and in them turns the wheels
of commerce and over them floats the
stars and stripes, and today we glory in
the fact that they share in all we fought
tol preserve, and with all the intense
loyalty and devotion of the union veter
ans, there is no tinge ot bitterness
against those whom they fought.
Is then the annual observence of this
Decoration Day, one of sentiment? I
hope so. No greater compliment can be
paid to mortal man, than that he is con
trolled by sentiment. The mightiest
forces that move men, and agitate most
profoundly the universal heart of hu
manity, as the storm sweeps through
the forest in its rage, belong to the
order of sentiment. What else is pa
triotism, that in the presence ot a com
mon danger, binds into one, the conflict
ing classes ot a nation quenches all
hatreds, and brings men shoulder to
shoulder, the only thought being, who
shall die the nearest the foe? Senti
ment indeed! Out of it has grown
masterpieces in literature and marble,
the rivals of which vanish like the
"recollections of an empty dream."
Without it Inferno would never have
been written. Daylight and Dawn
chiseled, or the last Judgment painted.
Sentiment is back of everything that is
great, grand or lasting. It is the joy of
the festivals we celebrate. It is the
beauty of the very religion at whose
shrine we worship. It has consecrated
Bunker Hill, Yorktoc, Gettysburg and
Appomatox. There is no verse, no
melody without it. It is sentiment
that has filled with noble inspiration
the grandest works of men. Getnse
mane, the last supper, the ctofs, senti
ment and love endears them all to the
heart of humanity. It brings peace to
the fireside, rest to the weary, hope to
the anxious heart. Through all the
centuries of the past, it has curvived
the desolation of war and the shattering
of empires and is tne leading controlling
spirit of civilized humanity. No other
day observed by the American people
is so full of tender sentiment of individ
ual heroism and patriotism. This day
is sacred to the memory of the individ
ual soldier. Every grassy mound, no
matter how obscure and humble its
occupant, is a monument to his unsel
fish patriotism, and a grateful people
will perpetuate this anniversary so Ioag
as there remains a hero's grave over
which they may bow and scatter fra
grant flowers. Death is sad at all times.
We cannot bear the thought of our
loved ones being taken from us, yet
when the cruel shaft strikes we are
priviledgsd to lay them carefully, ten
derly aad reverently down into the
hallowed tomb. Not so with thousands
of your cssarades. Long farced marches,
weary, footsore they fell out to rest,
that eteraal rest, until the trumpet of
the srch-aBflBl sounds, and they "fall
in" with the innumerable host that
shall arise from mother earth. From
the wild mountains of Tennesse to the
pines and marshes of the Carolina's
there are scattered, without tablet or
heanstone, hundreds of nameless heroes
who died alone, no earthly friend near
to receive a last message to loved ones,
no tender hand to cool the throbbing
orow, orave .coys tnat lav where they
fslL bo burisi'dstaii ever found thssa;
bo shroud bat the faded blouse, so
sepulchre bat the withered. leaves, God
the only priest, angels the only mourn
ers, the wild wind the only requiem.
How many aa anxious agonized
mother has watched and waited, waited
and watched for the return of the manly
boy whom she will meet again, only,
on that evergreea shore. Four hun
dred thousand union soldiers gave up
their lives in that terrible four years.
They died for us. They died that this
nation might live. They sleep in the
land they loved, nnder the flag they
naarcned, under the sou they conse
crated; under the solemn pines, the
fragrant cedars, the mournful willows,
and under the beautiful flowers em
blems of immortality that loving hands
strew over them today. But few of the
vaat throng gathered here were upon
the active stage of life when Sherman
marched to the sea, and the stars and
bars were lowered to the hero of Appo
matox. The long terrible struggle has
passed into history. Shiloh. Vicksburg,
Lookout Mountain, and the blood stained
valley of the beautiful Shenandoah are
familiar to every school child, while in
every human being through whose heart
flows the patriotic blood of an Ameri
can Lincoln and Grant are glorified in a
halo of love, and honor and reverence.
The American volunteer soldier was
the wonder of foreign nations. His
prompt response to the call of his coun
try, unswerving loyalty to the cause he
espoused, rapid mastery of the manual
of arms, superb discipline, endurance
and bravery, crowned him the model
warrior of modern times. Either sec
tion alone could have blotted off of the
map any other nation on this continent
in half the time they were trying to
destroy each other. American blood
demonstrated its capabilities. This
re-united republic is invincible. It we
were an aggressive people, devoted to
the science of the conquest of territory,
it would be comparatively a trifling
matter to make "flail Columbia" the
great national hymn from Manitoba to
the Straits of Magellan. I believe the
south surrendered in good faith. Thirty
years ot loyalty and good citizenship
haa proved their sentiments. The old
"war yell" Is only indulged in by fana
tics on both sides, who fought in the
rear or viewad the conflict from a safe
distance. If a resort to arms becomes
necessary in defense of this nation's
honor South Carolina and Virginia will
be found in the advance guard with
Massachusetts and Nebraska
The grand army of the republic!
There is magic in the name. There ia
an inspiration that tingles every nerve
and fiber of our being- Increases the
pulsations of every loyal heart, demands
our allegiance, compels our reverence.
Occasionally an old veteran is a little
spirited what "worldly Deople call
"cranky." Well, I don't blame them
They have a perfect right to be as
cranky as they please. If we had gone
through half the hardships they have
we would be as cranky as that flexible
monstrosity at the water works that
regales us with its long drawnout
agonizing waitings every evening. I
honeetly believe the inventor of that
instrument of torture received his in
spiration from Nero or Old Blue Beard.
Perhaps, after all, I owe the Pagans an
apology. Heathen mythology has no
Four years in the field, rain or shine,
hot or cold, forced marches in mud
ankle deep, fording rivers, often sleep
ing with the water soaked earth for a
mattress and the blue sky for a cover,
i3 not the kind of tonic prescribed for
the promotion of sunny tempers, and
sowed the seed for physical ailments
that in these years is developing a
bountiful harvest. Who ever witnessed
so grand a spectacle, one that so com
pletely filled their hearts with national
pride, one that buried all
creeds and all parties; annihilated all
doubts and all fears for the future of
this great and glorious country, this
magnificent army ot happy school child
ren marching into this park today each
one waving the emblematic colors of
this nation. As long aa we have such
an army the spirit of patriotism will
never die. Happy childhood, happy
boy3 and pretty girls every one. You
will remember this day and hour in all
the long years to come. This beautiful
park, this crowd of people, these old
soldiers, those young soldiers, this mili
tary company with their bright plumes
and uniforms, these grand firemen, these
little misses and the gentlemen that
take part in the exercises today, and
that handsome drum corps. Every boy
will dream tonight that he is pounding
a base drum, you will kenp the picture
in your minds, and when you get older
distance will lend a golden enchantment
to the view and you will often think it
was the happiest, day of your life.
You think today, and every day, what
you will do when you grow up and are
men and women, and the beautiful
things and wonderful things you will
do, and I believe it will all come true all
those grand noble plans, they must
come true for there is nothing that you
will fail to accomplish if you are in
earnest. And I know you will always
be honest, and industrious, and loyal
and true, but remember, in all your
plans and purposes and aspirations,
above all and over all the grandest
thing is a noble, beautiful life. God
grant that it may be wrapped in bene
diction around your destinies. Please,
treat them kindly lovingly and gently
for you may not have them with you
The world grows better as it grows
older. It grows more liberal, more
eharitable. The evolutions of time have
raised man from the cave and war-club
to refinement and enlightment of today,
and we shall continue to advance until
we reach that day which betokens ns
in the near distance, when, among all the
nations of the earth love, and equity,
and justice shall sit upon the throne
and the war-drums shall throb no longer,
and the battle flags shall be eternally
furled. I believe this republic will
keep on the steady path that has made
it the world's wonder. The white
winged ships of commerce will continue
to find their way across the pathless
seas to and from our shores. Young
men and maidens will plight their faith
and go forth to build up the homes of
this land, that already has more happy
firesides than any other nation on earth".
Children will laugh and play, and grow
and learn, and love and be loved; and
fathers and mothers will be laid away
with tearful enre and tender hands.
The serene stars will shine down on
the grass and flowers of soldier graves,
where peace has laid her gentle, loving
hands upon the scars ot war; and over
those graves the hearts of friend and
fee will warm into a true brotherly
sympathy that is a pledge that this
united nation shall endure.
Tke Ninth. Gnutr.
The class of 9S, just entering the
High school, and who have been under
the immediate charge of Mr. Britell,
gave their graduating exercises at the
opera house Wednesday evening before
a crowded house. The class are the
Misses Lillm Heating, Clara Inlay, Min
nie Tannahill; Bertha Stauffer, Elizabeth
Watkins, Clara Hohi, Mary Morse, Jessie
Williams, Emilie Segelke, Francis El
sass, Anna Hoppen, Lacy Cross, Flor
ence Boatson,and Messrs. Howard Geer,
Jesse Newman, Hoary Bagatz, Frank
Kersenbrock, Walter Galley.
The class all did well, it being espe
cially remarked that all could be heard
throughout the large halL The flowers
were numerous, everybody was in the
best humor and all passed off finely.
The building was profusely decorated
with flowers, the two panels on the sides
of the stage were covered with wild blue
bells gathered and arranged by the pu
pils of Mr. Britell.
Before the exercises began, there was
quite an excitement behind the scenes
from a lamp tumbling over and nearly
I cawing a bad ftampede.
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The Eleventh annual commencement
took place at the opera house Friday
evening, before as large an audience as
could get into the. building, or near
enough to see and hear.
The stage was tastefully decorated,
and besides the graduates there were on
the stage. Supt. Williams, Mrs. Merrill,
principal ot the High, school, Bev.Puli3,
who offered the invocation, and mem
bers of the school board.
Music for the occasion was furnished
by the Columbus orchestra, and by Mrs.
Warren, who sang a solo, ''The Waiting
Heart, and a violin solo by Prof. Loeb.
There could be nothing but words of
praise for each and all the orations, not
only for the excellence of the subject
matter in every respect, but for the
clearness, distinctness and force of the
The names of the graduates with, the
titles ot their orations we give below:
uVoices of the-Past," Anna R. Stauffer;
"Unity of Purpose, Louis T. Schroeder;
''Popular Breezes," irayme E. Beer
bower; "Demands of Patriotism,
Adolph Luers; "Rowing, not Drifting,
Abbie M. Hnrd; "The Nineteenth Cen
tury," Robert M. Welch; "My Picture
Gallery," Minnie F. Becker; 'Sir Ora
cle," Alfred O. Elliott; "The Marble
Waiteth." Alice E Lnth. Superinten
dent Williams delivered the- address to
the class, and also presented the diplo
mas, after which considerable time was
spent in receiving the floral and other
tributes to the class.
The occasion will be long remembered
as verycreditable to those taking part.
Y. M. C. A. 'ote-.
If you have a spare moment call
The Ys are going to fix np the park
again this season.
Boys, you should try that shower
bath, it is a daisy.
Rev. Brown spoke at the afternoon
meeting last Sunday.
Ben Davis of Grand Island was a
pleasant caller last week.
Rev. Julian Hatch of Grand Island
called between trains last Wednesday.
The membership of the Y. M. U. A- is
on the increase which we are glad to
Rev. De Geller and W. R. Xotestein
will please accept thanks for papers that
are coming to our table.
Those who hold books that belong to
the rooms and have had them over two
weeks should return them.
The record shows that there were
about 300 visitors in the rooms last
month and about 70 baths taken.
Ernie Scott, formerly of this place but
now of Norfolk, came down on his bicy
cle last week .and made the rooms a visit.
We are indebted to Harry Markell,
state secretary and also ex-secretary at
this place, for favors shown to us, while
Weather Report for May for Co lam bo. Neb.
Mean temperature. 62
maximum temperature 76
" minimum " . . 49"
Maximum temperature, 2Sth 97'
Minimum " 20th 32"
Greatest precipitation in - 24 hrs.
on the 30th inches L03
Total for month " LS7
Clear days 3
Partly cloudy days 19
Cloudy days 4
Day3 on which .01 or more rain fell S
Light frosts on the 12th, I3th, 17th
Killing frosts on the 11th, 19th. 20th
Total precipitation since March 1st to
date, &S2 inches.
Thunderstorms on 1st, 2d, 25th, 30th.
CtrsTos C. Gbat.
St- Catharine Readlaz Circle.
Will meet with Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Geitzen, Wednesday evening, June 5,
1S95, at 8 o'clock.
Roll calL Quotations from "Gold
smith." Church history, eec. 70 to 73, pages
210 to 218.
English thought, pages 114 to 123-.
Bible study, St. Luke,, chap, x to
Musical and literary program will be
the works of "Goldsmith" exclusive.
us. We regard the interests of our
H. F. J. HOCKOBEBGKB
Arthur Eusden of Hastings, is visiting
W. F. Beckett ot Genoa was in town
Rev. Griswold ot California was in the
H. G. Cross and daughter Miss Lucy,
went to Oconee Monday.
Miss- Clara Hohl went to Fremont
Monday to visit relatives.
Miss Hannah Harris ot Central City is
the guest of the Geitzen family.
Mrs. Fox of Albion was down to at
tend the commencement exercises.
Judge Harris of Madison was in the
city yesterday on his way to Omaha.
Mrs. D. M. Doty and children went to
Grand Island Satnrday for a few days
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Tschudin of
Woodburn were Columbus visitors Sat
urday. Ed. Schaad of Oakland, Calif,, arrived
in the city Snnday and is visiting
Daniel Condon, jr.. of Omaha is visit
ing his parents. 3Ir. and 3rs. Dan
Mrs. Britell of St Edward visited her
son, L H., last week, returning home
Mrs. G. W. Phillips returned Thurs
day from a two weeks' visit with friends
Mrs. Mitchell ot Clearwater, mother
of Mrs. Wiggins, is visiting her relatives
in the city.
Mrs. A. H. Aden and little daughter
of Garrison came up Tuesday and are
visiting the Sturgeon family.
Prof. F. H. Abbott and Miss Lula
Crawford of St. Edward, came down
Thursday returning home Saturday.
Mrs. Samuel Galley and daughter,
Martha, of Creighton, are visiting the
families of J. H. Galley and C. A. New
man. Miss Alice Matthews left Monday for
her home in Sarnia, Canada. Mrs. G.
L. McKelvey accompanied her to make
Leo Geitzen spent several days at
home last week, returning Saturday to
Central City, near which place he has
charge of a farm.
Two brothers of Mrs. R. BL Henry,
Messrs. Adams, one from South Dakota
and one from Bellwood
are visiting at
the Henry residence.
Baker Post No. TG.A. R.
Colcmbcs, June!, 1S95.
By unanimous vote we would most
heartily and sincerely thank each and
every one, who so kindly assisted us in
our Memorial exercises. We feel that
had the weather been such that the pro
gram could have been carried out, the
entertainment would have been such
that Columbus might well have felt
proud ot it.
E. O. Rectos, Adjutant.
C. L. S. C.
Will be entertained by Mrs. Brindley
and Miss Martin, Saturday evening,
June 8, at 8 o'clock.
Roll call current events.
"Walks and Talks in the Geological
Field," chapters xxiv to ttttj inclusive,
C. A. Bnndley.
Psychology, Prof. W. J. Williams.
The Moguls; the English in India,
Lady Arabella Stuart, Mrs. MerrilL
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. . TliB Cfllnalms . .
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