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VOL. XVI.--N0. 21.
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 16, 1885.
WHOLE NO. 801.
ISSUED EVIKY WEDNESDAY,
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COFFINS AND METALLIC CASES
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Furniture, Chairs, Bedsteads. Bu
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&c. Picture Frames and
tSTRcpairtnj of all kinds of Upholstery
Buckeye Mower, combined, Self
Binder, wire "or twine.
Pimps Repaired on short lotice
jarOne door west of Helntz's Drug
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Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, and Drowsi
ness. They stimulate the Stomach, Liver,
and Bowel';, to healthy action, assist diges
tion, and increase the appetite. They
combine cathartic, diuretic, and tonic
properties of the greatest value, are a
purely vegetable compound, and may bo
taken with .perfect safety, cither by chil
dren or adults." EjL. -Thomas, Framing
hamHass., writes: "For a number of
years I was subject to violent Headaches,
arising from a disordered condition of the
stomach and bowels. About a year ago I
commenced the use of Ayer's Fills, and
have not-had a headache since." W. F.
Hannah, Gormley F. O., York Co., Ont.,
writes: "I have used Ayer's Tills for tho
last thirty years, and can safely say that I
have never found their equal as a cathartic
medicine. I am never without them in
my house." C. D. Moore, Elgin, HI.,
writes : "Indigestion, Headache, and Loss
of Appetite, had so weakeaed and debili
tated my system, that I was obliged to give
up work. After being under the doctor's
care for two weeks, without getting any
relief, I began taking Ayer's Tills. My
appetite and strength returned, and I was
soon enabled to resume my work, in per
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, SUM.
Sold by all Druggists.
A WKOD OF WAKIYIXC'.
FARMERS, stock raisers, and all other
interested parties will do well to
remember that the "Western Horse and
Cattle Insurance Co." of Omaha is the
enly company doing business in this state
that insures' Horses, Mule and Cattle
against loss by theft, accidents, diseases,
or injury, (a also against loss by fire and
lightning). All representations by agents
of ether Companies to the contrary not
F. "V. HENRICH, Special Ag't,
15-y Columbus, Neb.
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DUST AND ASHES.
the practiced on him all ber wilea
Till in love's silken net she caught htm,
and showered on him ber sweetest smiles
When to ber feet she oaptlve brought Mm.
Hut when he pleaded with the maid
lo be rewarded as her lover.
She sighed a little, blusbed, and said:
"Mease wait until tbe summer's over.
And then began love's golden dream;
To every picnic, even dance lie
Took her, and bought Iter lemon cream
Aad other things that malduus fancy.-
At beach hotels with her he bopped.
For she was quite an ardent dancer:
At lenatii tbe youth the question popped,
And waited for the maiden's answer.
It drew the sweetness from bU life.
It burned and scorched bltu like a blister;
Tus this "I can not be your wife.
Hut I will be to you a sister "
A LAWYER'S RUSE.
How a Nevada Disciple of Black
stone Conquered Two Bores.
Lively rteht the Kean.it f - tteKxpets
seat General Deatruetlou of OSB.ce
Ilric-a-llrae An Expensive, ISut
Littleton Coke, a leading lawyer of
tho Conistock. i.s. outside of a court
room, one of the mildest-mannered
men that cvor out up a witness or an
intestate estate. Off his legitimate bat
tle ground, and in ordinary walks of
l.fe. Littleton Coko is patient and long
suffer.ng would uot even utter a word
that would d .sturb the serene rapacity
of a gas-titter. He could .-m liugly
1 aton by the hour to a querulous old
womau, complaining that faces were
pulled at her by the children of a
ne ghbor, vet he had for a t mo tribu
lations that harrowed his soul clown to
its lowest levels.
Through pretense of business in the
beg mi ng. two men became vis tors to
h s snug and quie. second-floor ollice,
wiio presently developed from the r
chn.salis state of mere rap d maud-'
de.ors nto .such inten-e and act.vc
bore that they became the terror of
hi-, life. They were men who possessed
the facultv of discoursing with much
sp r t and volubility for whole hours
upon the "incongruousness of incon
gru ty." the "womanly nature of
women." and other interestiug and in
Poor Coke! this "atHict:on sore long
t me he bore" without being able to
dev se- any. plan whereby he ru ght r d
h.m-ell' of the pair who were bringing
"down his gray hairs in sorrow to the
grave." So deeply did the pteseuce of
the twin bores affect him that his heart
.sank and his soul sickened at the bare
uppearance of either of h s persecu
tors. One day. when one of these tireless
"toreadoers." whose namcmaybewr.t
ten "Jones," was drilling the lawyer
through and through, causing him to
sweat blood all regardless of a ma-
lign coldness that shone in the legal
eye the conversation turned upon gar
rulity. Although a perfect magpie himself,
Jones at once as-ertca that, above all
other things, he abhorred a loquacious
per.on. man or woman. "Of course."
sa.d he, "oue must expect tongue-wag-gmg
in the case of a woman, but con
stant gabble from a man 1 cau not en
"Did it never occur to you. Jones,"
said the lawyer, "that you are yourself
a pretty industrious talker, and you
a:e by some suspected of having kissed
the blarney stone?"'
What, me:" cred Jones. "Why,
sir, I am really a man of very fo'w
words. In' most companies I am sure
that I am altogether too reset ved and
ret ceut; that through my s leuce. tac.
turuity and uucommunicativeuess I am
frequently suspected of being, in some
sort, a spy upon tho-o present: in fact,
that I cause among those in the room
a feeling of unea- ness and depres
sion." "That. sir. no one will dispute," said
Littleton Coke, dryly.
The lawyer had seated himself at his
open front w ndow, both in order to
obtain some relief by gazing out into
the street and that the fre-.li a r might
fan his brow and cool h .- ris.ng wrath.
Glanc ng far down the street he saw a
block or mote away. Mr. Sm th bore
No. . Tii s was ipecacuanha ujKm
ea-tor oil! it was pla u to Littleton
Coke that the tw n bore was heading
for h!s ollice.
A sudden thought flashed across his
brain. Turning to Jones he sa d: "It
may be all as you .say. but the prooLof
the' pudding is in the eating. Now.
just for the fun of the thing, and to
prove to vou that you do not know
joursclf, I'll bet you $5 that you can
not go into that closet and remain
there half an hour without speaking or
riFtake tbe bet," cries Jonas, with
vvac ty. "I am as surv of the money
us fl alrealy had it in nry pocket.
What time s t now?"
"Just half past two o'clock. If you
do not speak or come fortii ouMl have
won jour mono' at thre"e o'clock.
llar in mind, however, that you are to
remain .n the closet wth'the door
clo-ed in the dark vou know for half
an hour, and that you are neither to
speak nor come out no matter what
mute satistactory; but 3011 are uot
to set tue nouse on lire, nor are you to
lire our revolver through the closet
"And ou are to call me exactly at
Most a-suredly to the minute.
AKo. you shall have a chair wh le in
the closet 1 will not require vou to
Jones had but just been snugly seat
ed In the closet and the door "closed
upon him. when Smith came pulling up
both Smith and Jones are dabblers
in stocks curbstone brokers and street
corner capitalists, both value them
selves highly as experts in all manner
of mining matters. '
As soon as Smith entered the room
he began about h s favorite mining
stock. "Well. Littleton." cried he,
the Golden Shower is beginning to
show up well in the west cros.-cut from
the main north drift on the 900 level,
at tb uoint where thev ;ir msl-inn-
tlm (,r.v.ic4. 'Pl, a2f.Wlr T 1a. n. t...... !
at bed rock will go up now You'll
come out all right on it yet The stock
has touched bottom. She's touched
liottotu . sure! Now she'll go up the
least th'ng will end her up!"
-I don't pretend to know."" said the
lawyer, "but our friend Jones, who is
as sharp on stocks as any man of my
acquaintance, says Golden Shower has
only just begun 'to tumble; that it-w 11
CO so far below bed rock tLatdyna
m'te will not send it up swears he
would sot give one bit an acre for. such
bmith s eves
flashed and h.s hiir
"Ha!" he snorted. "Jones savs that,
does he? The ass! What does he
know about the Golden Shower, or any
other m ne? If you listen to Jones, he
will land vour boat for vou devilish
qu ck. He hain't a part cle of mining
sense, common sen-e, nor sense of any
kind, when vou come to pan him out!
Lawyer Coke detected about this
t'me an uneasy .shuffling of feet in tbe
closet. His ' scheme was work'ng.
Chuckling inwardly, he sa d: "Why,
Smith, I have always understood Jones
to be a sharp dealer in slocks, and that
he has made some pretty good hauls."
"Good hauls!" Smith repeated. "I
don't believe he has ever made a split
ter. As be has nothing to put into
stocks, how in thunder can he get any
thing out of them?"
"But I have always understood Jones
to be rather a heavy "dealer," the law
"Heavy dealer qe hanged!" Jones re-
Elied. "He stands before the bulletin
oards in front of the offices of the
- 4 - brokersi ami-blows by the hour about
the good turns he has just made. Never
a stook goiis up but he has just bought
500 or l.(KK) shares, and never a stock
goes down but he has just sold in the
nick of t me. All this time ho does
not own a share of anything, except,
1erhaps. some wildcat that is off the
ioard. He's the boss liar of the Corn
stock!" A sound from the closet as of the
'rating of teeth reached tho ear of the
awyer. He smothered a chuckle and
proceeded w th the witness: Oh, but
you must be wrong. Mr. Smith. You
must be wronging Mr. Jones in what
you soy. Mr. Jones dresses well, and
lives well generally; therefore he must
be making something in stocks."
"Not a snlitter!" said Smith. Not
a splitter, 1 tell you! He owes every
body that w 11 trust him. He owes his
tailor, owes at his restaurant, owes for
his lodgings, and would have ben at
the end of his string long ago. but that
his landlady and some other fools be
lieve h in when he blows about h's big
stock transactions. He'll go to where
the woodb ne twmeth very soon. You
can put Jones down for arcgular dead
beat. I shouldn't wonder if he had al
ready skipped the town. I have not
seen h m for a day or two. besides, I
hear that he has managed to get hold
of the httie savings of h s landlady,
sonic .'S.'iUO "
Lfcir!" was heard in a muffled roar,
as Jones rushed from the closet with
uplifted chair, bristling and foaming
w th rage.
Smith bounded from his seat at the
lawyer's center table, with eyes gog-
Jling at -the sudden apparition of
ones from a quarter so unexpected,
and in looks and att'tude so venomous
and threatening. He saw that the dogs
of war had been slipped, and that it
was to be war to the knife. Impelled
by the instinct of self-preservation.
Smith grasped an ink bottle from the
table and opened the battle by hurling
it with all h s force at Jones head.
Jones neatly stopped the nus:Ie w.th
the bottom of his chair. The bottle
exploded w.tli a crash, and a shower of
ink flooded the carpet and spattered
the walls. As J-m th reached for a
paper we ght. Joues let drive at him
w.t 1 his chair. Smith ducked his head
below the table just in time, and the
chair cnishcd into a large mirror.
Lawyer Coke loudly called upon the
combatants to cease the fray, but their
blood was up and the voices of both
were still for war. They fired away at
each other from opposite sides of 'the
table, around winch they were dancing,
with books, inkstauds and all else that
comes to hand. Jones had just fired
at Smith a plaster bust of some great
legal light. liich misjed and crashed
to atoms in the remains of the shat
tered m"rror. when the latter seized
upon a biou.e gladiator and whirled it
about his head, yelling: "Now I'll
At sight of a missile so formidable
Jones made a sudden plunge under the
table probably w.tli the intention of
grasping Smith by the legs and land
ing him upon bis back. Smith, how
ever, saw the dodge just as he was in
tho act of tiring away with the gladia
tor, and. reserving his ammunition,
stooped beneath the table to whack
Jones's head with it- Finding that
there was not ruom in which to sw.ng
his weapon. Smith contented himself
by trying to punch it into Jones's face
and eyes. Smith soon caused a free
flow of claret from Jones' no-e aud
from a cut he made over his r ght eye,
when the latter managed to rct hold of
the base of the statuette, at by a sud
den push sent the head of the gladiator
into Smith's mouth, smashing in one or
two front teeth. This unexpected re
turn fire, and the pain it inflicted,
caused Smith to make an involuntary
attempt to rise to his feet, capsizing the
table, and tumbling it clear over Jones.
In a moment both men were upon their
feet and at it. a la Heonan and Savers,
both as bloody as butchers.
Finding that words alone were un
heeded, the man of law rushed in to try
to separate the combatants by muscu
lai force. He arrived between the pa:r
just iu time to receive a left-handed
plumper on the nose from the blood
blinded Jones. Smarting from the blow
and seeing blood flowing over his hands
and shirt front Lawyer Coke ran to a
uesK ana orousnt iortn a revolver.
threatening to shoot dead the man who
struck another blow. Observing the
bloodv condition of the disciple of
blacks tone and the deadly look in his
ee. usually so mild, the combatants
fell back and ceased hostilities.
At the muzzle of his cocked revolver
Coke ordered Mu'th into an adjoining
room, where he caused h:m to wash
the blood from his face and hands,
and then escorted him down the stairs
and out by a rear passage and door.
As Smith took his departure be swore
that he never would again darken the
lawyer's door. He declared that he
had been led into a trap: that an am
buscade had been prepared for him:
that Coke had concealed Jones in the
closet with malice aforethought, and
j that he had designedly been led into
abusing him. lh:s had been done that
at the proper moment Jones might
dart out and assault him. He had
heretofore thought pretty well of Coke,
but this treacherous affair ended their
friendship forever, forever, sir!" It is
the "last feather." - .
Smith being dismissed, the lawyer
returned to Jones and set him to wash
ing away all removable traces of the
combat When about to escort him
down stairs. Coke turned and said:
"Mr. Jones, before you go I'll trouble
you for the five dollars 1 have won of
"You will? You have the cheek to
ask it? Mr. Littleton Coke, you'll never
see the color of five dollars from me!
Bnt that you have the brass of the
devil -you would not mention.it after
humbugging me into that closet asa
that 1 was! and then bringing in Smith
to villify and assassinate me. Yon will
probably hear from me in an action for
I rejoice that I got ia that
stinger on your nose. Never speak to
me again, sir, on any occasion." and
Jones departed in a towering rage.
"Well, well!" cried Littleton Coke,
when left alone, as be surveyed the
wreck of his office and inspected h a
nose in the fragment of a mirror that
st:ll remained attached to its frame
"Well. I have settled the pair of them,
but I must confess that my plan for
suppressing bores has turned out an
expensive and a painful one. I shall
have a nose on me like a prize potato
and my oflice looks as if it had been
the scene of the latest explo t of the
dvnamiters. It has been expensive,
but. thank God. the job is done! I've
settled two of the biggest bores on the
Pacific coast have dropped them both
at one shot!" Virginia City (Aiey.)
Cor. N. Y. Sun.
Their Origin and Habitat Growth la Basal
Recent numbers of Katuren contain
interesting papers by Professor
Schubeler on the original habitat of
some of the cereals, and the subsequent
cultivation in the Scandinav an lands
and Iceland of barley and rye more ei-
pecially. It would appear that barley
was cultivated before other cereals in
Scand navia, and that the generic term
"corn" was appliedvamong Northmen
to this grain only from the oldest
times, and that in the Norwegiau laws
of the seventeenth and eighteenth cen
turies wherever reference was made to
tho "Kornskat" or standard by which
land in the Northern lam.s was, and
still is, rated in accordance with the
corn it is capable of yielding the term
was understood to apply to barley.
Proof of the high latitude to which the
cultivation was carried in early ages is
afforded by the Egil's Saga, where
mention is made of a barn in Helgo
land (s'xty-livc degrees N. lat.) used
for the stor ng of corn, and which was
so large that tables could be spread
within it for the entertainment of 800
guests. In Iceland barley was culf-
vated Irom the time of its colonizat on
in 870 1 11 the m ddle of the fourteenth
century, or. accord ng to Jon Storrason.
as lately as 4;.0. Irom that period
down to our own t rues barley has not
been grown in Iceland w.th any sys
tematic attent on. the islanders being
dependent on the home country for
the.r supplies of corn. In the last cen
tury, however, var ous attempts were
made both by the Dan sh Government
and private ind viduals to obtain home
grown corn iu Iceland, and the success
with which these endeavors wpto at
tended gives additional importance to
the systematic undertaking, wh'ch has
beenset on foot bv Dr. Schubeler and
others within the last three years for
the introduction into the island of the
hardier cereals, vegetables and fruits.
As many as .'$82 samples of seeds of
ornamental and useful plants, most of
which were collected from the neigh
borhood ot Chrlstiauia. are now being
cultivated at Kevkjavik under the
special d reel on of the local Govern
ment doctor, Herr Schierbeck, who
succeeded in 188: iu cutting barley
ninety-eight days after the sowing of
the seed, which had come from Alten
(70 dog. N. lat). And here it may be
observed that this seems the polar
limit in Norway for anyth ng like good
barley crops. Tbe seed is generally
sown at the end of May, aud in favor
able seasons it may be cut at the end
of August, the growth of the stalk
being often two and a half inches iu
twenty-four hours. North of 10 deg.
or (il deg.. barley cau not be success
fully grown in Aorwav at more than
from 1.800 to '2.000 feet above the sea
level. In Sweden the polar limit is
about 68 deg. or 6G deg.. but even there
as in Finland, night frosts prove very
destructive to young barley. In some
ofthelield valleys of Norway, on the
other ha-.d. barley may in favorable
seasons be cut e ght or nine weeks after
its sowing, and thus two crops may be
reaped in one summer. According
even to a tradition current in Tnele
marken. a farm there owes its name
Triset to the three crops reaped in the
land in one year. Rye early came into
use as a breadstufl in" Scand'inav a. and
in 1490 the Norwegian Council of State
issued an ord nance making it obliga
tory on every peasant to lay down a
certain proportion of his land in rye.
In Norway the polar limit of stimniiT
rye is about 69 deg.. and that of w nter
rye about 61 deg.; but iu Sweden it has
been carried along the coast as far
north as 6 deg. The summer rye
crops are generally sown and fit for
cutting about the same time as barley,
although occas onally iu southern Nor
way less than ninety days arc required
for the.r full maturity. Xalurc.
An Interesting Discovery.
An interesting d scoveryhas recently
been made u connect on with the Fo
rum at Rome. On cutt ng into the ac
cumulation of the unexcavated portion
of the northeast side, ou which stands
between the Temple of Antoninus
and Faustina and the Church of St.
Adriano the row of modern buildings
which is ultimately to be removed for
the completion of the evcavat'ous, a
part of the pavement of the anc cnt
street connecting the Forum with the
Snburra has been uncovered. It lies at
a level of some eighteen inches below
the flagged area of the Forum, wh ch
dates trom the seventh century. The
street extends along the southeast side
of that part of the Curia wh:ch is uow
the Church of St Adriano. The pave
ment is in a fine state of preservation:
and on one side of it stands a pedestal,
probably of a statue ded cated, as shown
by the inscription, to the Emperor Con
stantinus the Secoud, by Memmius
Vitrasius Orlitus. who was prizfcclus
urbis from :5."5 to 359. Large masses
of marble, such as pedestals of col
umns, pieces of corn'ce, and otherfrac
ments, were found one upon another
under the accumulat'ons but lately re
niored. A. Y. Post.
A Silent Partner.
A tall woman with a red face and
confident manner walked into an up
town bank and presented a check.
"No good, madam," said" the teller,
briefly, "the check is net indorsed."
"Nevermind that." said the appli
cant for cash, "it's all right; he's mj
"It makes no difference. We must
have his oWn signature, even if he is
"Well, you g've me a pen and I'll
sign his name. 1 jusxwat yau to
know, young man, that he's a m ghty
silent partner in cur combination and
I'm the boss." A'. Y. Tribune.
, "Are you papa's boy?" "Yes,
Are you mamma's bov?" "Yea
sir." "But how can vou be papa's boy
and mamma's at the same time?"
(After" a Dausel "Can't a nim par.
riage have two horses?1' Chicago Sun.
Aitkorized Capital, - - 8250,000
Paid Ii Capital, 60,000
Sarplu aid Profits, - - 13,000
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS.
A. ANDERSON, Pres't. T
SAM'L C. SMITH, Vice Pres't.
O. T. ROEN, Cashier.
J. V7. EARLY,
"W. A. MCALLISTER,
Foreign and Inland Exchange, Passage
Tickets, ana Real Estate Loans.
D.T. Martyx, M. D. F. J. Schdo, M. D.
Drs. HaETYH ft 8CHUG,
U. S. Examining Surgeons,
Local Surgeons. Union Pacific, O., X.
3c B. H. and B. & M. R. R's.
Consultations in German and English.
Telephones at office and residences.
larOffice over First National Rank.
1. EVA US, 91. .,
PHYSICIAN AND SUIIOEON.
"tSTOuVo and rooms. Gluck building,
11th street. Telephone communication.
F. F. RUNNER, 191. .,
Chroaio Diseases aad Diseases of
ChUdrea a Specialty.
tSTOflicc on Olive street, three doors
north of First National Bank. 2-ly
LA W AND COLLECTION OFFICE.
Upstairs Ernst building 11th street.
pi J. GARLOW, Collection Att'y.
SPECIALTY MADE OF BAD PAPER.
Office with J. G. Uiggins. 34-3m
3th Street, doors west of Hanmoad Ilosse,
Columbus, Neb. 491-y
T O. IEEDER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Oflice on Olive St., Columbus, Nebraska
MONEY XO LOAN.
Five years' time, on improved farms
with at least one-fourth tbe acreage under
cultivation, in sums representing one
third the fair value of tbe homestead.
Correspondence solicited. Address,
50-y Columbus, Nebr.
V. A. MACKEN.
Foreign and Domestic Liquors and
llth street, Columbus, Neb. 50-y
A TTORNE YS AT LAW,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing, llth St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
NOTARY PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCER.
Keeps a full line of stationery and school
supplies, aud all kinds of. legal forms.
Iusures against fire, lightning, cyclone
and tornadoes. Office in Powell's Block,
Platte Centei. 19-x
J. M. MACFARLAND, B. R. COWDKRY,
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
MACF ARIjAND & COWDBR7,
Columbus, : : : Nebraska.
J. J. itIAUGHAN,
Justice, County Surveyor, Notary,
Land and Collection Agent.
fgTParties desiring surveying done can
notify me by mail at Platte Centre, Neb.
'llth St., opposite Lindell Hotel.
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blankets, Curry Combs, Brushes, trunks,
valises, buggy tops, cushions, carriage
trimmings, &c, at the lowest possible
prices. Repairs promptly attended to.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans and estimates supplied for either
frame or brick buildings. Good work
fuaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, uear
t. Paul Lumber Yard, Columbus, Ne
braska. 52 6mo.
DEPUTY CO. SUIiVEYOE.
Will do general surveying in Platte
and adjoining counties. Ollice with S. C.
JS. MURDOCH & SON,
Carpenters and Contractors.
Have had an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Our motto is, Good work and
fair prices. Call and give us an oppor
tunitytoestimateforyou. 3rShop on
13th St., one door west of Friedbof A
Co's. store. Columbus. Nebr. 483-t
O. C. SITATsHSTQ-lSr
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware !
Job-Work, Boofine and Gutter
ing a Specialty.
0"Sbop nn Olive Street, 2 doors
north of ltrodfeuhrer's Jewelry Store.
LAND AND INSURANCE AGENT,
His lands comprise some fine tract
in the Shell Creek Valley, and the north
ern portion ot Platte countv. Taxes
paid for non-residents. Sa'tisfactioa
guaranteed. 20 j
COAL & LIME!
J.E. NORTH & CO.,
Rock Spiif Cetl, $7.00 per tei
Carboi (Wyoaiig) Ceil 6.00 "
EldoH (Iowa) Goal .00 "
Blacksmith Coal of belt quality al
ways" on hand at low
North Side Eleventh St.,
S AMI. C. SMITH, Ag't.
General Seal Estate Dealer.
EBI have a large number of improve d
Farms for sale cheap. Arso unimproved
farming and grazing lauds, from $4 to $15
fgTSpecial attention paid to making
final proof on Homestead and Timber
t5TAll having lands to sell will find it
lo their advantage to leave them in my
hands for sale. Money to loan on farms.
F. II. Marty, Clerk, speaks German.
30-tf Columbus, Nebraska.
All kinds of Repairing done oh
Short Notice, buggies, Wag
ons, etc., made to order,
and all work Guar
anteed. Also tell the world-famous Walter A.
Wood Mowers. Beapers, Combin
ed Machines, Harvesters,
and Self-binders the
tarShop opposite the " Tatteraall." on
Olive St.. COLUMBUS. 26-m
in presents given away.
Send us 5 cents postage,
iVVV auu uy man you win g-i
free a pacKage of goods of large value.
luai win siari you in worn mat win m.
once bring you in money faster than any
thing else in America. All about the
9200,000 in presents with each box
Agents wanted everywhere, of either
sex, of all ages, for all the time, or spare
time only, to work for us at their own
homes. Fortunes for all workers ab
solutely assured. Don't delay. H. Hal
LKTT & Co., Portland, 3Iaine.
pAMPBEEJL St NT. CLAIR,
!Ras and Iron !
The highest market priee,paid (or ran
and iron. Store in the Uubach building,
Olive St., Columbus, Neb. 15-tf
But a Grand Success.
P. BJUGHAM'S AUTOMATIC WA-
ler irouiru lor biock. uc men iv
every man who has it in use. Call on or
leave orders at George Yale's, opposite
Oehlrich's grocery. -6m
Send six cents fur
postage. and receive
tree, a costly box of
goods which will help you to more money
right away than anything eNe in this
world. All, of either sex, succeed from
first hour. The broad road to fortune
opens before tbe workers, absolutely
sure. At once address, True A Co ,
This House, recently purchased bv me.
will be thoroughly refitted. Board
by the day, week or meal. A few room',
to let. A share of the public patronage
is solicited. Feed stable in connection.
2-y Albkiu- Luni.
VTOTICE TO TEACH ERM.
J. B. IfOBcrlef, Co. Snpt.,
Will be in his office :t the Court House
on the third Saturday of each
month for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates, and
for the transaction of any other business
pertaining to aehools. f.67-y
TTAMllrOJI MEADE, M.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Platte Center, Nebraska. 9-y
OAftOS AT THE WHITE HOUSE
One of the sources of revenue of the
Government cemes from the White
House. In the last three weeks over
8,000 people have contributed to it by
sending their card to the President
Every statesman who sends his paste
board to Mr. Cleveland sometimes gives
the Government more than he gets. His
card is worth just .0005. When a card
is sent to the President the door-keeper
at tbe head of the steps regards it
closely, sizes up the sender, as it were,
aad takes it in to the President. When
(the latter has looked at it the door
keeper takes it back to his desk ia the
ball, and leaves it there for inspection
At night the cards are done up ia a
bundle and put away. At tbe end of a
month the packages are taken to tbe
cellar, and added to the waste-paper
collection. Then the whole is sold.
During May the waste-paper brought In
over $50. The card portion was worth
nearly a half-dollar. An official who
examines them every day, sums up the
number of callers and the cards as fol
lows: "There were 6,000 cards. Every va
riety made, from the paper provided by
tbe Government to the gilt edge, was
'represented. Of the 6.000 the plurality,
or 700, camo from New York State.
Every State and twelve foreign countries
contributed." Tbe largest number of
cards received in one day was 207, on
March 25. There were over 350 names
written on these cards, and the largest
number of names on ono card wan seven.
That came from Missouri. The second
week of President Cleveland's adminis
tration was what swelled the card col
lection, for we took in 750, excluding
Sunday. Most of the cards were printed,
some were written in pencil and iuk.
The styles of penmanship covered every
system taught, and the writing and or
thography of some were very bad. One
that came from a Boston merchant had
written on the back of the card: 'Want
to se the Presadent on maters of offical
"It is not always the rural or illiterate
office-seekers that the bad penmanship
comes from. Some well-known men
are very poor penmen. George Willinm
Curtis writes a straggling hand, and it
cannot always be read. It's like all ed
'Henry Ward Beecher nearly always
has bis cards printed. Sometimes the
name of friends who accompany him
are written on tho back. Nobody ever
tries to decipher it.
"Mayor Grace writes n clear hand,
but forgets to dot his 'iV and cross his
"Representative Randall, when he
leaves his card-case at home, writes his
name on a blank slip in a clear, running
hand. Everybody can read it.
"Vice-President Hendricks, when he
calls, write 'The Vice-President' on a
card. It takes him some time to do it
Then it can be read easily. Even if he
didn't write clearly we would know
what it was, because he never changes
"Senator Gorman dashes off 'Arthur
Gorman and friends' easily and quietly.
He writes a legible, though a careless,
"Senator McDonald has not been to
the White House much, and he always
brings priuted cards.
"Representative Morrison is a fre
quent visitor, lie never comes with a
card, and writes his name in a lirni,
business-like hand that is very legible.
He usually brings half a dozen friends
with him, and writes under his name,
and friends.' ' Washington Republi
can. THE THERMOMETER.
Learning to Read,Thl IndUpaaaabla In
strument In Warm Weather.
"Thermometer's gone up considera
ble since I passed here an bourago." he
said, puttiug his head in at the door of
the jeweler's store.
"Oh, 1 guess not," said the jeweler,
as he affixed his magnifier to hiseye and
picked up the works of a watch.
"But I tell you it has," cried tho other
excitedly, while he .mopped his brow
with his handkerchief.
"I think you must tie mistaken," said
the jeweler as he picked up a pair of
tweezers and tightened a screw.
"Mistaken!" yelled the other; "d'je
think I'm an idiot? Come out and see."
"I'm pretty busy," observed the jew
eler as he brushed a peck of dust off the
"What'll you bet it ba'n't gone up?"
shouted the other as he danced into the
store. "What'll you bet?"
'Well, I'm willing to bet you a dol
lar," replied the jeweler.
"Done! Come out now and see."
They went out together.
"What do vou think of that, now?"
he yelled; "You ain't blind, are you?
The thermometer has gone up five de
grees since we looked at it before."
"Pardon me," said the jeweler; "the
thermometer is in precisely the same
place that it was when I hung it uj this
morning. It is on the same hook. I
see, however, that the mercury has risen
live degrees, a change in temperature
which the thermometer faithfully regis
ters. A thermometer, my friend, neither
rises or falls. It is a measure which in
dicates a rise or fall of the mercury.
Please hand over the dollar, because I
am busy and have no time to fooL"
"I shan't pay until some better author
ity decides the matter."
"Well, let us go and find some better
authority. I'm willing to let my busi
ness go for a little while to prove that I
When last seen the pair were hunting
for General Daniel Pratt, the great
American traveler, who is an eminent
authority on all scientific questions.
What James Did.
One day a very pious clerical friend,
who had consumed an hour of his valu
able time in small talk, said to James
Harper, the publisher: "Brother Har
per, I am curious to know how you
four men distribute the duties of the
establishment between you." "John,"
said Mr. Harper, good humoredly, "at
tends to tbe ti nances, Wesley to tho
correspondence. Fletcher to tbe general
bargaining with authors and others,
and, don t you tell anybody," he said,
drawing his chair still closer and lower
ing the tone of bis voice. "I entertaia
the bores." Brooklyn Magazine.
Nearly 20,000,060 eggs are shipped
across the Atlantic to this country.
cmeny rrom Antwerp and Uambui
daring the summer' soaths of
year. Chicago fytor-Qcum.
RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL,
Mn. Livermore was the first wumaa
to ever speak before a Harvard College
assemblv. She spoke there recently.-
During the last nine years France
has spent dearly $5,000,000 per annum
on increasing and reorganizing her uni
The New York Advocate claims
that the Methodist Church has had
40,000 persons added to its membership
in the past three months.
The Boston Latin School has 'cele
brated its two hundred aad fiftieth aa
niversary. It is spoken of as the pio
neer institution of the public school sys
tem of America. It is a year older th'sa
Fourteen States have now adopted
laws requiring temperance instruction
in public schools. The additions the
present season are Pennsylvania. Kan
sas. Nebraska. Oregon. WLcousia. Ala
bama. Maine. Missouri and New Jersey.
- Th Roman Catholics claim about
100.000 colored members in the United
States, two-thirds of whom reside ia the
States of Maryland. Kentucky 'and Loui
siana. The St. Joseph's Missionary
Society began systematic work among
thee jMjople about tnirteon ye.irs ago.
aud held its first general chapter at
Baltimore ten years ago. X. 11 Sun.
Tho reported sayiug of Dr. J. P.
Newman, General" Grant's pastor:
"Great, men can gain nothing front
religion, but religion can fain much
from great men. is pronounced un
true by Dr. Newman, and he gives au
thority for this statement: "Great nioa
can gain much from religion, but
religion can gain uothing from in eat
men." X. Y. Tribune.
A clergyman desiring contribu
tions for a special object, litti-d up an
ox horn at the church door. Upon this
ho inscribed his aspirations to this
effect: "This orn was ouco on the
'cud of a hov. and uow hit his a mis
sionary box." It milit have been tho
I jingle, and it might have been the
hnjrlisluuan's zeal, or a combina-
tiou of the two. but certain it is that
this special mis.-ionary box attracted
contributions in au extraordinary man
ner. Chi-ago Times.
- Prof. Blackie is not the only eccen
tric master the young men of Ediubnrg
University have had over them. Prof.
Christison wiios -ou became etiiinent
iu Ediubnrjr Medical School once
having caught a student winking in his
Latin class, ordered him to stand up aud
spoke as follows: "No smirking, no
smiling, and, above all. no tipping of
the wink; for such thing- are hurtful
to yourselves baneful to' the republic,
and will bring down the gray hairs of
your parents with .sorrow to the grave.
Hum! by the w ay, that's a very pretty
sentence; turn it into Latin, sir.'
ihe Chautauqua (N. Y ) Literary
and Scientitic Circle, recognizing the de
mand for education iu the practical
pursuits of life', au ! encounured by the
wonderful succeis of it.- loriiier effort-,
has decided to add li its ri at school
another branch, to lie called the I h tu
tauqua Town and Country Club, and to
be devoted to the practical sliulv of ag
riculture. The most novel feature of
the club will be the programme of work.
All members wil" Iw expected to .-elect
from a prepared li-t one or more pieces
of work to b; done ou tin; farm, in tha
garden or in the hou-e; to perform the
work carefully and thoroughly, and to
send iu a written report of the work.
WIT AND WISDOM.
The sunshine of life's
comes from happy hearts.
If foolish, nature made man; if
wise, man himself had a hand in it.
A man running a race looks not at
th adm'riug witnesses, but only at the
mark. Y. M. V. A. Watchman.'
Those who have resources within
themselves, who can date to live 'done,
want friends tho least, but at the same
time best know how to prize the m tho
As benevolence is the most sociable
of all virtues, so it is of the largest ex
tent, for there is not any man, either so
great or so 1 ttle. but he i.s y-t capable
of giving aud receiving beuetiLs.
It was somewhat embarras-ing for
Aunt Jane when Johnny, a few even
ings since, at Ji gathering of friend at
his mother's hou-e. a-ked: "Didn't
vou know the real Noah, Aunt .lane?"
Some people imagine that to be in
solent i- to impress the world with their
dignity. The world Is not to be de
ceived" in such matters. True dignity
sits like a coiouet of jewel-, on the brow
of politeness. Arkanscw Traveler.
We are glad to lea in from a valued
contemporary that "pickled walnuts
are now introduced at dinner." If
there is anvtlrng we dislike it i- to sit
opposite a pickled walnut at dinner
and not be on speaking term- with it.
A Western citien wno had been
worsted iu a fight was told that he could
collect damages. "I did co lect dam
ages." he replied inoiirnfulh. "1 col
lected everything but a piece of my left
ear aud two front teeth; I couldn't hnd
those ' A". 11 Times.
"A scienti-t says that the way to
sleep is to think of nothing.' read Mrs.
Smith in" a newspaper. "1 that be
true I should say that you would sleep
all the time, my dear." .-aid her hus
band. "No doubt. .Mr. Smith, for I
think a great deal of you." Chicago
Grandmother "I'd like to go to
the rink with you. Johntry." Johnny,
xvho doe-n't want to be bothered with
the old ladv -"Certainly, grandmother,
I'll be glad to haw ou go with me;
but you will have to own up to the door
keoper that you are over fifteen year
of age." Grandmother "Then I
guess III wa:t a while xet, Johnnie.'
A man having built a large house
was at a Jo- what to do with the rub
bish. His Irish steward advised him to
have a pit dug large enough to contain
it- "And what." said he. smiling,
"what shall I do with the earth I dig ud
from it?" To which the steward, with
great gravity, replied: "Have the pit
made large enough to houM it all."
N. J1 juik.peitdcnt.
Young Featherly. who was dining
with the family, was'unremitting in Ids
attentions to the eldest dajighter. "I
don't jee that sister is eatiri' any salt.'
ventured watciiful Bobby. " Never
mind what vour sister is eating,
Bobby," interposed the father in alarm.
'Little boys should be .-een. not "
"Well; she ought to eat salt." Insisted
Bobby; " 'cos ma told her las night
that everything what Mr. Featherly
aid to her must be takes with a grabs
' alt," N. Y. Tima-
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