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WEDNESDAY. DECEMBES 5. law.
JOUaUTAX. Up to this aata, y
Fan-American ExpoaitioD, Baffalo,
New York, May 1 to November 1, 1901.
. Second Annual show of the Butler
ooanty Poultry association, at David
City, Dec 11-15.
The Sixteenth annual meeting of the
. Nebraska Dairymen's association will be
' held in the Dairy building; on the State
University farm, Lincoln, December 18,
19 and 20, 1900. Address, & O. Basaett,
Gibbon, Nebr., for programs or other
A tokxado in Ohio November 23,
awept over Delaware and Knox counties
causing a loss of $20,000. The path of
the storm was only about a quarter of a
mile wide and touched the earth in
Five thousand people, it is said, wit
nessed the football game Thursday after
noon between the Nebraska university
team and the Minnesotas. The score
was twenty to twelve, in favor of the
latter, considered, under all the circum
stances, as very good for Nebraska. The
Minnesotas were the heavier weights,
the Nebraskans, it is said, with a few less
fumbles and a little better kicking in
the early part of the game, would have
won. The money that changed hands
on bets went mostly to those betting on
Nebraska at odds against Minnesota.
8cabcelt too much could be said of
the effective work of the republican
state committee in the late campaign,
and especially of the service rendered by
L. A. Williams, editor of the Blair Pilot,
who was placed at the head of the press
bureau. The needs of the country press
were appreciated by him, and, so far as
he could do so, were fully met In more
than thirty years service in newspaper
work in Nebraska, we have never known
the absolute needs of the country
editor as a campaigner so justly recog
nized as during the political campaign
. Oscab Boez, 21-years-old lies at the
point of death at his home in Bristol,
Peon., his parents declaring that his
condition is due to the hazing received
at the West Point military academy
about a year ago. It is said that tobac
co juice was poured down his throat, red
pepper thrown into his eyes, hot grease
poured on his bare feet, a tooth knocked
out, and fiendish operations generally
indulged in. It is to be hoped that the
time will speedily come when this
fiendish and cowardly violation of law
will cease. It is a murderous disposi
tion only that leads to the commission
of such deeds.
The charitable and educational insti
tutions of Nebraska must cease to be the
playthings, the rewards and compensa
tions of practical politics. The laws
should be revised and so amended that
each establishment may be governed by
a board of trustees, who shall be named
to the senate and confirmed by that
body. The trustees should be non-partisan.
They should be selected because
of character and adaptation to the duties
of the place. They should have free
power to employ and to discharge all
employees. With such a system, scan
dals, extravagance and inefficiency would
soon disappear. The Conservative.
As to TJ. 8. Santera.
Under this heading we purpose giving,
from week to week, such information and
speculation as may be of current inter
est. Ed. Journal.
Hon. George D. Meiklejohn, Assistant
Secretary of War, is a conspicuous ex
ample of the subordinate coadjutors of
Cabinet officers of the conscientious
and hard-working " assistants " who
really do four-fifths of the departmental
chores, and do it with intelligence and
fidelity. We incline to Mr. Meiklejohn,
primarily because he is a conscientious
and efficient laborer, and next because
be has proudly refraiued from seeking
cheap notoriety and cheaper adulation
through the medium of the newspapers.
So far as we can see, Mr. Meiklejohn has
contented himself with honest and en
lightened activity in the discbarge of
his official duties, and has left the mat
ter of his fame and celebration to con
temporaneous history. We do not recall
in his case a single instance of heart-to-heart
confabulation with the correspond
ents. We cannot put our finger upon
aa ebullition or even a paragraph that
connects him with any conspiracy to
parade Meiklejohn as a hero, a victim, or
a wonder. Above all things, he has been
modest and self-abnegating.
It seems proper, however, to refer to
Mr. Meiklejohn's useful services in the
War Department; his honest and cour
ageous treatment of the canteen ques
tion, and his uniform courtesy toward
those who have had contact with him in
his official capacity. All our under sec
retaries are beset and overworked Mr.
Meiklejohn is a conspicuous type. We
believe that those who have knowledge
of him will certify to our commendation.
Bat thk is not all. Mr. Meiklejohn has
contributed much to the success of the
republican party in the campaign just
new closed. A citizen of Nebraska,
which state was supposed on all hands
to be a Bryan state, he nevertheless
went there, some time ago, and took
with him the propaganda of the Phila
delphia platform. It is not for us to asy
that he slone carried Nebraska for Mr.
McKialey, but we know that he was
conspicuous in the republican fight;
that be gave weeks to the advocacy of
the lis nor, that he was prominent among
the orators sad chssapioBaof his party,
sad that in the sod Nebraska gave a
hssrlensir) and most unexpected majority
It occurs to us, therefore, in the light
Call these facte, that Nebraska can go
The nation's congress sho'd
do something adequate for
the nation's shipping inter
ests, and for the reclamation
of its waste lands.
farther and fare worse in search of a man
to represent her in the United States
senate. We disclaim the impertinence
of a suggestion to the Nebraska legisla
ture. Enough for us to present our
estimate of Mr. Meiklejohn's services
and to picture him as he is regarded
here in Washington. Washington Post.
It is a foregone conclusion that a warm
time will develop down at Lincoln dur
ing the coming session of the1 legislature
over the senatorial situation. Two Uni
ted States senators are to be elected by
the republican members and already
many names have been advanced as
belonging to appropriate candidates.
Now that Edward Bosewater has won a
victory in Douglas county, it is practi
cally conceded that he will be one of the
senators. While Mr. Rosewater is pecu
liar in some things, yet he is consistent
in his fights for what he considers right,
and we believe the state would be well
represented by him in the United States
senate. With one of the senatorships
given to Mr. Bosewater, there remains
another to go somewhere else. This is
where the battle will come in. Foremost
among those mentioned is D. E. Thomp
son of Lincoln, then comes Hon. Geo. D.
Meiklejohn of Fullerton, John L. Web
ster of Omaha, R. B. Schneider of Fre
mont, Dave Mercer of Omaha, Ex-Governor
Lorenzo Crounse, and then some
more. With all these men in the field, it
can readily be seen that a choice is not
going to be quickly reached, and none of
those now prominently before the people
may be elected. Norfolk News-Journal.
Fred. Williams was in Lincoln a few
days last week.
Mrs. E. H. Chambers spent last Thurs
day in Lincoln.
Miss Mary Borowiak was in Genoa a
few days last week.
Prof. Campbell of Platte Center was
in the city Thursday.
Mrs. M. Casein went to Schuyler Sat
urday to visit friends.
Miss Georgie Post returned home
Sunday from Chicago.
Balph Turner came up from Lincoln
to spend Thanksgiving.
Mrs. G. B. Speice has been visiting
relatives at Council Bluffs.
Mrs. W. T. Bickly went down to
Omaha Thursday to visit relatives.
Miss Ethel Henrich spent Thanksgiv
ing with Miss May King in Omaha.
Miss Olivet Bowers returned Thurs
day from a two weeks' visit in Schuyler.
Prof, and Mrs. Bose of Fullerton spent
Friday in this city on their wedding trip.
Mr. Limbach of Utica spent Thanks
giving with the family of Frank Borer.
Miss Lundstrum of Omaha visited
Miss Katherine Speice a few days last
J. C Swarteley came up from Lincoln
to visit relatives over Sunday, returning
Miss Winnie Young, who is teaching
near Monroe, visited a few days at home
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Nicol returned
Friday from a visit with friends at Sil
Gus Becher, jr., who is attending busi
ness college in Omaha, spent Thanks
giving at home.
Mrs. Harry .Nichols of Omaha is in the
city visiting her mother Mrs. Langhlin,
on her way to Idaho.
John Coyne of O'Neil, visited a few
days last week with the families of S. J.
Ryan and James O'Neil.
Mrs. Paul Hoppen, Mrs. L. Phillipps
and son Harold went down to Schuyler
Thursday to visit friends.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Jones and daugh
ters are visiting in their old neighbor
hood west of Platte Center.
Lawrence Hohl who is attending the
law department of the State university
spent Thanksgiving at home.
Louie Glossing, who had been since
Thursday visiting friends, started Tues
day for his home in Minnesota.
George Berney expects to go next Sat
urday to Cedar Rapids to visit two
brothers of his, who live near that place.
Ed. North came up from Omaha to
spend Thanksgiving. He was accom
panied by little Marian Pearsall, daugh
ter of Charles Pearsall.
Rudolph Miller of Fullerton was in
the city Thursday passing the time
among old friends, and incidentally to
witness the game of foot-ball.
Dr. Gear's mother, Mrs. Geer, and her
two daughters, Mrs. Kilpatrick and
Miss Geer all of Madison, spent Thanks
giving with the Geer family here.
Mrs. Wm. Pinson of Platte Center,
was in the city Monday. She was ac
companied by her daughter, Mrs. Wil
lardOhapin of Washington, who is vis
iting her parents.
Carl Henching, for many years the
trusted clerk of Dr. Heintz, who has
been in Germany visiting for several
months, sailed tor home last Saturday,
and is expected here next week.
Uwlatss-West sad eTertkwert.
Every Tuesday during October and
November the Burlington Route will
sell tickets at the following remarkably
Ogden, Salt Lake City, Butte, Helena
and Anaconda, one way $23. Round
trip, $40. Return limit, 30 days.
Spokane, Taeoma, Seattle, Portland,
"Victoria and Vancouver, one way, $28.'
Round trip, $45. Return limi V30 days.
Tickets and information at all Bur
lington ticket offices. 5t
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The Hetteat Can im Dixit.
What is positively the largest and best
high-class colored amusement organiza
tion in the country. "The Hottest Coon
in Dixie" will be seen for one perform
ance only at the opera house Wednes
day, Dec 5th. 'The Hottest Coon in
Dixie" is a "rousing, rollicking, rag-time
revel," presented by an organization of
thirty-five of the leading singers and
fun-makers of the colored race, includ
ing such artists as Miss NealeG. Haw
kins, Wm. H. Proctor, Bob Kelly, Fred
T. Cary, the Grundies, Billy Cole, Eddie
Harris, Harry Smith, Wm. Hixon, Ar
thur Payne, James and Sallie Douglass,
Bessie Hamilton, Clara Bell, Mollie
Minor, George Dobbs, Bessie Kinney,
Stella Brown, the Dixie Quartette and
the famous original "Clorindy" Chorus
of New York Casino Roof Garden fame.
The company is en route on its second
tour to the Pacific Coast and back, and
will appear in the leading theatres of
Denver, Omnha, Salt Lake City, Los
Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco,
Portland, Seattle, Taeoma, Victoria and
Vancouver, B. C, Butte, Helena, Spo
kane, Winnipeg, Milwaukee, Minneapo
lis, St. Paul, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit,
Buffalo, New York and Boston. The
girls are ali pretty, the costumes hand
some, the music and specialties lively
and novel, and the attraction as a whole
one of the best things of the season.
Prices 25, 35, 50c.
Real Estate Traatferi
Becher, Hockenberger & Chambers,
real estate agents, report the following
real estate transfers filed in the office of
the county clerk since our last report:
Joseph L Evans to Esther K
Wilson, pt out lot "D" Cres
ton,wd $1200 00
E A White to Fred CZeller, lot
9 blk 5, Creston, wd 750 00
J Gilsdorf et al to F M Cook
ingham, lots 5 and C blk 3
Lockner's add to Humphrey,
Nebr.,wd 150 00
A M Hall to R 3 Hilliard, lot 3
blk 7 Oconee, wd. 290 00
A J Coleman to F C Riley, lot
3 blk 9 Platte Center, wd . . . . 100 00
G C Smith to Lyman D Smith,
pt ne4 sw4 6-17-2w, wd 125 00
H E Ayres to Daniel Griffin,
lots 24 and 25 blk G, Hope add
to Lindsay, Nebr., wd 675 00
Henry Kersch to J R Linaberry
w2 lot 10 blk 3, Fedderson's
add to Humphrey, wd. 25 00
Geo W Duffy to Cbas W Duffy,
lot 11 blk 6, Gerrard's add to
Columbus, wd. COO 00
S C Terry to J E Hicks, s2 se4
sw4 ne4, l-17-3w, wd. 800 00
H F J Hockenberger to H I
Murdock, lots 3 and 4 in blk
"C" Becker's subd of out lot
8, Columbus, wd 850 00
Geo F Alexander to Mary C
Engberg,lot 8 blk MD" Mon
roe, wd 90000
Twelve transfers, total.... $6,465 00
To Chicago and the East.
Passengers going east for business, will
naturally gravitate to Chicago as the
great commercial center. Passengers
re-visiting friends or relatives in the
eastern states always desire to "take in"
Chicago en route. All classes of passen
gers will find that the "Short Line" of
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail
way, via Omaha and Council Bluffs,
affords excellent facilities to reach their
destinations in a manner that will be
sure to give the utmost satisfaction.
A reference to the time tables will in
dicate the route to be chosen, and, by
asking any principal agent west of the
Missouri river for a ticket over the
Chicago, Council Bluffs & Omaha Short
Line of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St
Paul Railway, you will be cheerfully
furnished with the proper passport via
Omaha and Chicago. Please note that
all of the "Short Line" trains arrive in
Chicago in ample time to connect with
the express trainsof all the great through
car lines to the principal eastern cities.
For additional particulars, time tables,
maps, eta, please call on or address F.
A. Nash, General Agent, Omaha, Neb.
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of new homes it will be sent free from
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Address, The Journal at Lincoln, Neb.
He B11ct tarn Sis.
It was a newly opened furnishing
store, and one window was resplendent
with neckties and cravats of glorious
brilliancy. Confidently they announced
In gilt letters. "Any article removed
from the windows." 8o when Smith
son walked In and requested to see that
"bright pink and green shot with pea
cock blue in the front row" the polite
salesman disarranged the front am
after some considerable trouble brought
out the desired object.
"Rather loud, Isn't itr remarked
The affable salesman was In com
plete accord. "Certainly It Is striking.'
"I thought so. You needn't put It
"Very well, sir," and the man began
to wrap up the thing of beauty in Its
bed of tissue paper. "Anything else to
"Oh, I don't want It," said 8mltason.
"only you know you advertise, 'Any ar
ticle taken from the window,' and as
this hideous thing offends my aesthetic
taste I thought I'd ask you to remove
It. that's alL Good day."
Then that salesman philosophised au
dibly and with much fervor.
A fast ball plater
HE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE PLAYED
WITH THE ROARERS.
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Get Bella tae Flats ,1a Waaa ea
Catch Hla Owa Fltealasr.
"The fastest base runner I ever saw,"
said the fat ex-mascot of the LIghtf oot
Lilies In comparing baseball of the
present with that of the old days, "was
little Sammie Salmon of the Lilies. But
the fastest base runner I ever heard of
was, or wasn't, as the case may have
been, Steve Speed, who played, or who
didn't play, I don't know which, with
the Ringtail Roarers. At any rate,
whether he ever played with the Roar
ers or not be was certainly the fastest
that ever came over the crossways.
You don't understand? Well, I'll tell
you all about blm.
"One afternoon about a month before
the last game we ever played with the
Ringtail Roarers the boys were all sit
ting round In the postotflce discussing
our chances for the big contest. Cap
tain Slugger Burrows, who was tend
ing postofflce that day, was over la the
corner reading the ball news In a Jones
County Courier that had accidentally
slipped Its wrapper before delivery.
Suddenly he clutched the paper tight
ly and sprang to his feet For heaven's
sake, boys, listen to this: 'We have It
from a high source,' he began to read
breathlessly, that the Roarers have
unearthed a phenomenal base runner,
with whose services they feel confident
of wresting the Jones county laurels
from the erstwhile Invincible Lightfoqt
Lilies. The newcomer's name Is Steve
Speed. His extraordinary ability was
first discovered while he was in the
box one day last week. He stopped an
easy grounder and tossed It over to
first to catch the runner. The ball had
no sooner left bis hand than, to his hor
ror, he discovered that first was uncov
ered. Without a moment's hesitation
he made a dive for the bag and suc
ceeded in reaching it just In time to
catch the ball that he had thrown but
an Instant before, thereby scoring a
put out and an assist unassisted.'
" 'Boys.' said the Slugger, crumpling
the paper savagely in his fists, 'to Lily
pork with you. Practice begins at
"Well, sir, that week we practiced.
In the morning the boys would all go
down to the station and race the trains
as they steamed out of town. After
noons they'd ease up a bit and just in
dulge in short sprints paced by the
town trolley car. At night the dally
practice would conclude with a brisk
cross country run around the town
ship. The work began to show. At
the end of the week we began to have
some hopes of beating the Roarers aft
er all. And then came a second copy
of The Courier knocking our hopes
higher than taxes.
"'The wonderful baseball feat per
formed by Steve Speed,' the article
said, 'which was published exclusively
by The Jones County Courier, has been
eclipsed by an even more astonishing
performance by the same player. We
have it from the same high source from
which we obtained our former news
that Speed has now become so profi
cient in running that he is able to
pitch the ball from the box and by an
Incredibly quick start reach the plate
In time to catch the ball behind tho
bat The Roarers have released their
catcher.' Wouldn't that hasten your
pulse? It did ours.
"And the next week's accounts were
even worse. The Courier got straight
from their own private high source
that this guy Speed was even better
than the week before. He was now so
super at the game that he not only ran
down behind the plate and caught the
balls that he pitched, but in case the
batter knocked a fly he darted out in
the field and caught it himself. The
Roarers had, according to The Courier,
released their whole outfield. When
we read that. Bull Thompson wanted to
cancel the game, but the Slugger
wouldn't hear of it The Lightfoot
Lilies.' he said, 'may be made to look
like tarbeel thistles, but we won't
wither before we're picked.
"When the big game finally did come
off, the Roarers certainly had us on the
run. For three innings they piled up
runs almost at will. But then we be
gan to get wise. Where was this fast
running phenom? Cy Priest was still
In the pitcher's box, and the whole out
field seemed to be In their usual places
Perhaps he was sick. The thought
gave us courage, and we began to pick
up a bit You all know how we finally
pulled the game out of the fire In the
last half of the tenth. That's a mat
ter of history now. Well, after it was
over the Slugger went up to Cy Priest.
"'Say, he asked, where's that hot
base runner of yours. Cy?'
"'You mean Steve Speed? replied
Cy, with a funny look In his eye. 'Oh,
we couldn't pay the salary he demand
ed and had to let him go. The last 1
heard of him he was touring the north
west, playing exhibition games to enor
"Yes, sir; he was the best that ever
was if he was. As I said, I don't real
ly know. Of course The Courier said
that they bed It from a high source,
but then Well, you know Cy Priest
was over six feet" New York Sun.
A FAMOUS BEAUTY'S RESCUE
a Brlasre at Niagara.
Writing of "The Loveliest Woman In
All America," William Perrine, in The
Ladies'- Home Journal, recalls the
thrilling adventure of Emily Marshall,
the famous Boston beauty, at Niagara
Falls. She, with Nathaniel P. Willis
and a young, ungainly college student.
Job Smith, attempted to go under the
falls. In those days a perilous undertak
ing. After they had proceeded a short
distance under the sheet of water there
was a rumbling noise and a commotion,
and a part of the ledge which formed
the path disappeared, catting Miss
Marshall off from her companions by
an abyss six feet In width and leaving
her but a small stone in the swirling
torrents to stand upon.
"In the commotion Job had been for
gotten, but instantly a ray of hope shot
into Willis' heart when be saw his rug
ged features, his sandy hair plastered
over his forehead, his scanty dress
clinging to his form like a skin and his
hand trembling on the poef s shoulder
as he steadied his steps. Without say
ing what he Intended to do he crept
down carefully to the edge of the foam
ing abyss till he stood up to his knees
in the breaking bubbles. It seemed Im
possible that he could reach the lovely
creature or that she could jump for
ward safely from the slippery rock in
to his arms.
"Willis covered his eyes In fear and
wonder. The next moment when he
opened them there lay at his feet the
quivering and exhausted girL Job was
nearly seven feet high. He had flung
himself over the gulf, caught the rock
with his fingers and with certain death
If he missed his hold, Miss Marshall
had quickly walked over his body In Its
bridgelike potture.AttWa moment the
guide returned with a rope, fastened ft
around one of Job's feet and dragged
him back through the whirlpool. When
he recovered from his Immersion, he
fell on his knees In a prayer of thanks
to God, in which the poet and the beau
ty devoutly Joined him."
HE ASPIRED TO OFFICE.
la Will Jtorawt BUe Bint
w la VmIIHml
One Detroiter who hopes some day
to be elected to the legislature Joules
titie reporters by saying that he need
to be a member of the craft One of
them, who prefers evidence to bare as
sertion, asked the political aspirant all
about it and extorted this reluctant ex
planation: "Well, just between you and me. It
was this way: My father ran a weekly
paper down in Indiana, and It was
the party organ In the county. When
I got home from college, I made up my
mind that I. was about ripe to be the
clerk of courts. The old gentleman
told me that I was pretty raw, but he
agreed to be my strategy board and
said he reckoned be could pull me
through If I'd obey orders and make
no moves on my own responsibility. I
can see now that he was a great gen
eral, but you know how heady a young
fellow is before the world has bumped
him a few times.
"So 1 put up what I thought was a
great scheme and kept it from the gov
ernor. The truth Is that I thought him
Just a little slow font my class. The
man against me on the opposition tick
et lived in another town, and we had
never met. So I went over there, told
him that I was a reporter from my fa
ther's paper and proceeded to get his
plans for making the fight
"We had a delightful talk for an
hour, smoking his cigars and sampling
the Juice of the grape from bis own
vineyard. I was too tickled for words
till I got about half way home. Then
I'd liked to have gone Into a faint It
Just dawned upon me that my smooth
host hadn't told me a confounded thing
and had got out of me my campaign
to the minutest details. I was beaten
to a standstill, and the old gentleman
advised me to move." Detroit Free
The ore from which quicksilver Is ob
tained Is a brilliant red rock known as
cinnabar. When of high purity. It Is
actually Termilion In color. Cinnabar
Is the original source of the pigment
known commercially as vermilion. It
Is a compound of sulphur and quick
silver, and In order to separate the lat
ter from the sulphur the rock la roast
d. Passing off in the form of a gas,
the mercury Is afterward condensed
and flows out In a fine stream, like a
continuous pencil of molten sliver.
The discovery of the famous Califor
nia mines came about in an odd sort of
way by observation of the vermilion
paint with which certain Indians in
that part of the country frescoed their
bodies. It was ascertained where they
got the pigment and thus were revealed
the rich deposits which subsequently
became of such commercial Impor
tance. Like gold and silver, mercury Is
occasionally found In a native or pure
state. Sometimes the miner's pick
penetrates a cavity that contains a cup
ful or more of the elusive and beauti
Miners suffer much from the polson
ouseffectsof the quicksilver fumes. Ex
treme cleanliness is the best safeguard
for workers In this dangerous occupa
tion. Use Is also made of a sort of lem
onade which serves to a certain extent
as an antidote, a strong acid taking the
place of lemon juice in the composition
of the drink. Saturday Evening Post
Tke Laar aai la Caara.
An English woman residing In India
one evening found to ber horror that a
huge cobra had coiled Itself about her
veranda rails, near which she sat play
ing the violin. She was too near the
snake to run with safety, so she contin
ued playing while she gradually edged
away. At first her only Idea was to
keep the creature thus engaged while
she escaped, but when she bad gained
a safer distance and perhaps fascinat
ed by the unwonted sight a strange in
spiration seized her. She played air
after air of different characters.
The effect was magicaL That snake
behaved like an ardent, hot blooded
disciple of Paganlni. Every variation
In the music, whether of volume or of
tone, produced instantly a correspond
ing change in the attitude of the cobra.
If she played a lively dance, it swayed
Its body sideways in quick time and
yet in graceful curves. Once she struck
a number of false notes In rapid suc
cession on purpose. The cobra winced
and writhed In pain as if suddenly
struck with a whip.
Thus the creature behaved like a
mad musician till the lady, getting
tired of the sport, gradually worked
herself farther and farther and then
made a sudden bolt into her room and
banged the door, leaving the cobra to
wander disconsolate to its lair In the
Waat'a Ia a ffaaaaf
Although the present fashion of chrhv
tenlng children with family surnames
is much to be commended for many
reasons, it carries with it some awful
possibilities unknown in the days of
Mary Anns and John Henrys. A
glance at the following list, each name
of which Is genuine, will illustrate suf
ficiently well the possibilities of no
menclature resting with parents in
their choice of names for the men and
women of tomorrow:
Edna Broker Mothershead, Marian
English Earle, Sawyer Turner Somer
set Will W. Dpp. Nealon Pray Daily,
Benton KUlin Savage, Owen Taylor
Money. Ima Little Lamb, Broker Hus
bands Hart, R. U. Phelan-Goode. Marie
A. Bachelor. May Tyus Upp, Will
Waltz Wither, Waring Green Cotes,
Iva Winchester Rifle. Etta Lotta Ham-mond-Degges,
Barber Cutting Mann,
Weir Sick O'Bryan. Makln Loud Noyes,
Hurd'Copp Cummlng, Bodenor Pull
man Karr, Doody Spies Sourwlne and
Knott Worth Reading. Life.
The Tcaaala af Zcaa.
All that remains of the great temple
of Zeus, which was 700 years In build
ing, is to be found about 150 yards
from the foot of the Acropolis at Ath
ens. The ruins consist of 10 columns
of the Corinthian order 0 feet in di
ameter and 00 feet high. It was the
second largest temple erected by the
Greeks, one superior to it in size being
the temple of Diana at Ephesus. Ac
cording to a legend. Its foundation was
built by Dukallon, the Greek Noah,
who from this point witnessed the wa
ters of the flood subside. An opening
in the ground is said to be the orifice
through which the flood disappeared.
This expression of yours. Miss De
Mulr," said the teacher of the class In
rhetoric who had been examining ber
essay, "Is exceedingly faulty. Ton say
It made tbm very air sick.' How can
yon think of the atmosphere being
It seems to a," replied Miss De
M air, "I hare reaffsoaewaere of aa 01
rsai.? Csfcsgs Tribaae.
A native of the mountain district of
Kentucky had occasion to go on a
Journey leceatly and before starting
took oat an accident policy. He chanc
ed to.be one ef the victims of a railway
coMtoioB, and the next morning hla
widow, axBsed with a newspaper re
port In which his name was mentioav
ei anions; the killed, called en the
agent of the Insurance company and
'But madam." said the agent "we
win have to, have- more definite proof
before we can pay your daim."
"More proof r exclaimed the bereav
ed woman. "Why. he's dead'rn a door
nail, I reckon."
"Possibly, my dear madam," an
swered the polite agent "and I'm very
"Sorry! Yon are sorry, are you?'
"I certainly am, madam. I sincerely
sympathise with yon in your sad af
fiction." "But hain't you goln to give me the
money what's comln to me?"
"Not today. Your claim will nave to
be Investigated first"
"Thaf s just like a good fer nothln
man," angrily retorted the bereaved
woman. "Yon all are mighty perllte
'bout things so long as they hain't
costia you nothln. but the minuet a
poor, lone female does git a chance
to git holt of .a leetle spendln money
yon got the gall to say you're sorry."
And the Indignant female slammed
the door. Chicago News.
"I have lost my grip."
This phrase is applied by men to all
kinds of failures. One of the technical
usages of losing one's grip is In the
case of telegraph operators.
Many of the most skilled operators
suffer at times from a loss of the "grip"
and are compelled to give way tempo
rarily to a substitute. This "grip" Is
the bold on the key. and the moment
the operator begins to lose the control
of this "grip" he realizes a rest al
though for only a brief time. Is due
Another but unpleasant term applied
to this loss of "grip" Is "telegraphers'
paralysis." It shows Itself in many
curious ways, all showing that the
muscles brought into play in working
the key are badly worn.
One of the most skillful operators In
Louisville, who Is subject to these at
tacks, cannot send "P." The Morse
manual calls for five dots for this let
ter. The operator In question has by
some hook or crook lost the power to
stop at the fifth dot and It Is a com
mon thing for him to warn the taker to
look out for his "Ps."
Recently he asked a fellow operator
to watch him send "Ps" and to stop
him at the end of the fifth dot It re
sulted that although he would be
warned at the fourth dot the fingers,
no longer mastered by the brain, would
continue dotting beyond the fifth.
"It was simply an exhibition of nerve
and quick wit" said the old banker
who was dining at his club with a
number of friends. "No one but the
paying teller knew what was happen
ing at the time, and what might have
been a tragedy was turned into a com
edy by his quick wit
"During the noon hour one day an
old man approached the paying teller
and presented a check for $1,000,000.
With it war a badly written letter to
the effect that If the Immediate pay
ment of the check was not forthcoming
the teller would have his head blown
off. He was nothing but a crank, but
he bad come armed for business, and if
the wit of the paying teller had failed
him for an Instant there might have
been a tragedy. But the paying teller
coolly took np the check, glanced at it
and then banded It back with the re
mark that the crank had neglected to
put a stamp upon It In an Instant the
crank was full of apologies at his over
sight and departed to get a stamp. It
took but a moment to notify the police,
and the crank was put where .there Is
no danger of his demanding the pay
ment of any more $1,000,000 checks at
the point of a gun." Detroit Free
Mlaa Klasraler the Garlllaa.
On the Gabun river Miss Mary
Klngsley's guide one day called to her
to creep quietly through the bushes
and then sh? saw a family of five go
rillasan old male, three females and
a young one. The guide sneezed, which
alarmed the gorillas, and they fled
with a bark and a howl, the old male
swinging from bough to bough like an
acrobat on a trapeze.
On another day Miss Kingsley and
her two guides came suddenly upon a
solitary male gorilla, who, as usual,
had appropriated a forest glade as a
park for bU private enjoyment. Fu
rious at the Intrusion, the brute, in
stead of fleeing, cauie shambling to
ward them, growling fiercely. "Shoot
him," whispered Miss Kingsley. "I
dare not" said the guide, "until he
comes quite close. I have only one
gun. The other Is out of order. If I
miss, he will kiU us."
The gorilla came nearer. Rearing
himself on his hind legs be beat bis
breast and roared, just as Du Chaillu
described long ago. Then, running for
ward, he stopped and roared again and
again ran forward until quite close.
Then the guide fired and the gorilla
dropped dead. Chambers' Journal.
Mrs. Newrich I never can remember
how many cards to leave when calling.
Old Gentleman The rules are very
simple, madam. You band one to the
servant and then on departing leave as
many on the plate as there are adult
members of the family, addtng two of
your husband's cards and occasionally
dumping In a few more for good meas
ure. Do not be niggardly In dealing
out cards, as that suggests, vulgar pov
erty. "I am very much obliged. Are you a
professor of etiquette?'
"No. madam. I am Mr. Bristol, the
card manufacturer." Exchange.
-This." said the drag- clerk, "Is a
most wonderful hair renewer. If s our
"Well, give me a bottle." said the
baldheaded man. "But. say, come to
think of It. why don't you use It?
You're pretty bald yourself."
"I can't use It. Tou see. I'm the 'be
fore using clerk. The "after using
clerk Is out at lunch. You should sea
him." Philadelphia Press.
A party of Americans were sitting
en the upper deck of a Rhine river boat
enjoying the charming scenery. One
was reading aloud from a guidebook
about the various castles as they came
Into view. Just as the boat was pass
ing one of the finest old buildings a
woman In the party exclaimed to her
companions: "Why, that old castle la
inhabited. See, there are blinds at the
sQ, aaiu a uiau aiauuing oy ner I
wait; "those are the shades of their an- I
A Jackar'a Saaaatlaa Wk BUaHasj.
"If you ride with your head down
that Is to say. bent slightly, so that the
wind does not heat right on to your
face you can breathe easily, but if yoc
hold year mouth wide open and let the
air beat right at your face then yon
will have great difficulty In breathing,
and If the race Is a long one you will
become exhausted by the end of the
tide." 8o said a well known jockey
when questioned on the subject of
.what his sensations were when riding
In a race.
"A mile race on a good borse Is run
fn about 1 minute and 40 seconds. A
mile In 1 minute and 40 seconds Is at
the rate of 3G miles an hour. so. yon
see. a race horse travels at train speed.
"If you want to know how It feels to
go through the air at race horse speed.
Just bang your bead out of a railway
carriage window, turning your face to
ward the way the train Is traveling.
.At the same time imagine that you are
sitting In a saddle and have to hold on
to your horse nud guide him on to vic
tory If possible, keeping him from be
ing run down or interfered with.
"It la no easy task to ride a horse in a
race. The jockey must have all his
wits about him. He does not have
much time to think how be feels. When
riding in a neck and neck race down
the home stretch. I forget everything
except that I must strain every nerve
to pass the other horses. No thought Is
then given to the plaudits from the
The Qeatle Reader.
What has become of the gentle read
er? asks Samuel M. Crotners In The
Atlantic. One does not like to think
that he ba passed away with the
stagecoach and the weekly news letter
and that henceforth we are to be con
fronted only with the stony glare of the
intelligent reading public. Once upon
a time that is to say, a generation or
two ago he was very highly esteemed.
To him books were dedicated with long
rambling prefaces and with episodes
which were their own excuse for being.
In the very middle of the story the
writer would stop with a word of apol
ogy or explanation addressed to the
gentle reader or at the very least with
a nod or a wink no matter If the fate
of the hero be In suspense or the plot
be Inextricably involved.
"Hang the plot!" says the author. "I
must have a chat with the gentle read
er and find out what he thinks about
And so confidences were Interchang
ed, and there was gossip about the uni
verse and suggestions in regard to the
queerness of human nature until at
last the author would Jump up with:
"Enough of this, gentle reader; perhaps
if s time to go back to the story."
ST. LUKE'S MILITARY ACADEMY
This school has recently been re
organized and placed in charge of
Archdeacon Atmore whose scholastic
attainments are well and favorably
known in many portions of the United
States. Hero is the opportunity for
parents to procure for their children a
good, wholesome, sound and nil around
Terms reasonable. The iifxt term
commences January 17th. 1901, and
arrangements can be made by which
pupils may enter at once, or at any time.
For further information, address.
References: Hon. John I. Redick,
Omaha, Neb., Rt Rev. Bishop Graves,
Kearney, Neb. Gdeei
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NOTICE OF REFEREES' SALE.
NOTICE is hereby (riven that, whereas in an
action pending in tho district court of
Flattu county. Nebnutko. wherein Franz Hum
lek is plaintiff, and Marie lloralek. Annie
Blecha, nee lloralek. Frank Blecba. Mary
Blecha. nee lloralek. Michael Blecha. Antonie
Sweenie, nee lloralek. Michael Hweenie. Fannie
Blecha; nee lloralek. Frank F. Blecha. Meline
Karas, nee Horalek, Frank Kara. James Wen
eel lloralek. Kdwanl lloralek. Ladisla Horalek
and Minnie lloralek are defendants, judgment
was entered on the 20th day of November. 190),
for the partition of the real estate hereinafter
described, ami appointing the undersigned as
referees te make partition thereof, anil
Whereas. Upon report that said real oitati.
cannot be partitioned without great loss to the
owners, the undersigned, as each referees, were
by said court ordered to sell said real estate, as
upon execution, at public auction, to the highest
for cash in hand.
The undersigned, refers, will on the 31st day
of December. 1900, at the hour of 1 o'clock p. m.
of said day at the front door of the court house,
in the city of Columbus, in the county and state
aforesaid, sell to the highest bidder for cash in
hand, the south half of the northwest quarter of
section ten (10), township nineteen flttj north of
range threw (3) west of the tith P. M. in Platte
Edwin II. Chimbebs,
(Ids. (. Beciieb.
HKNKT F. i. If OCKKXBXI10EB,
Tax State or Nebbaska, ) ..
County of Platte, fM
la the county court, in and for said county. In
the matter of the estate of Katherine Behr.
deceased, late of said county.
At a session of the county court for said coun
ty, holden at the ooanty judge's office in Colum
bus, in said county on the 21st day of Norem-
uer, a. v. iw, unwm, i. u. noDisnn, county
judge. On reading and filing the duly reriBeu
jmiuiw ui una. u. oecner, praying inai letters
of administration be issued to him on the
estate of said decedent.
Thereupon, it ia ordered that the 18th day of
December. A. I. 1900, at 2 o'clock, p. m.. be
assigned for the hearing of said petition at the
county judge's office ia said county.
And it is further ordered, that due legal notice
be gives or the pendency and hearing of said
petition by publication ia The Coixmca Jora
HAL for three consecutive weeks nrinr tn mII
UflU I MM I I US.
(A true copy or tae order. )
" baa. Neb.. Not. 2m, ww.
J. M. CURTIS,
Justice of tie Peace.
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