The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, August 17, 1904, Image 1
. Srf " r i' ir--- r . "" -w . -, - Y" v -'?"v s-V. .-1 - -f "!r .;?- -f- -:. i 'J . M'.. ' "' ". Vj"l 151 ' I!l'i tl ki . state Historical Society " : -... .1 - -30 PAYS FOKITIIE JOURNAL ONE YKAK TIIKEK I.TS. A WEEK LARGEST PAPKK PUBLISHED I M PLATTK COUNTY r In VOLUME XXXV. NUMBER 20. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 17, 1904. WHOLE NUMBER ,74a WRfflfSf'-M-y Vvi m $mtrM sxLiawnw HPJ2inB,4aauV Hj BBSSBk .SlSnUSBSj iy jii""exau in'iiimT?iBBB rl I When You Get a Check yon are sore to regard the sender with respect. That is exactly how people will regard you if yoc pay by check. There is nothing that insures a man's standing like a bank account. The First National Bank will aid you to attain this standing. It will open an account with you upon a first deposit. After that your feeling of self-respect and imtortance will lead you to increase it. It in handy and safe. Time Table. COLUMBUS, NEB. Lincoln, Omaha, Chicago, St. Joseph, Kansas City, St. Louis and all points Bast and South. Denver, Helena, Butte, Salt Lake City, Portland, San Fran Cisco and all points West. TKMNH MCI'AKT. No. 22 IWwdkhi-. daily xrpt Humlay. 7:25 a. in No. 32 Arcomuiodutioti, daily n-t tiatunlay 40 p. m tumnh AlilllVK. No. 21 I'aNaenirT.'lailyexrppt Sunday. 8.r.0 p. iu No. 31 ArnuuiiKHiation, daily except Hundity 1:80 p. ir TIME TABLE j. P. R. K. EAST BOUND, M UN LINK. No. 12, Oiicaxo Hcial 4J" n. m. No. 4, Atlantic Exiirves 4:10 m. in. No. 8. Columtm Local Iv i:ITi a. m. No. 102, Kant Mail !' i. in. No. tf. Eastern Kxiinfi 2:2"! p. in. No. 2,Ovtrland Limited 535 p. in. WK3T IJon.NI. MAIN LINK. No 5, Pacific Kxprcn No ll.lVtlo. Hnial No. 101, Vwl Mail... No. 1, Owrland Liiuitrtl No. 3, California Kxpn No. 7, Otltimlui Im'jiI No. 2d, Freight NOUFOLK IIHVNOH. No. A3, linswrer No. l, Mixixl ... .. p ...lU.il n. in in ...12.1(1 a. in. ...12:10 p in ... '? p. Ill ... USCi p. in. ... ;to a. in. IVpart ... 7:10 p. m 7:15 a. iu. Arrive ...12:50 p in. ... 7:00 p. in. No. Mo. 4. Passenger... Mistd ... AI.UioN AND l'.tUIMl BHINCU. !lart No. 09, I'aHHeujier.. No. 73, Mixed :10p. in. t::i0a. in. Arrivo l.tp. in. b.-OO p. ui. No. "0, PacwinKiT No. 74, Mixd .................. Norfolk php-wiikit trains run daily. No trains uu Albion ami Spalding Lnincli rjnnduy. Columbus Iocal daily except Sunday. V. 11. Hemiah. Acent. COUNTY OFFICERS. Kepr.eutatiie JosNV.ltKNPK Oorfc loiiNtiinF Sheritl t'liuu.KsJ.t'uiuiii BuperinU'udaul L. II I tewv Assessor loiiN.l.ti w.l.KV Jud 'Oils l:TTKUMS Trwi-uivr 1iuk A. Ilnio.u Clerk. f Dihtrict Court ( M. IJihtkntiiku 'oronT E. II. Mm. Survojor It. 1. Kossitku HOAItn Or' SUPEKVlStmS. Dirt. 1 J ousMJoktz. Chairman lliat.2 1'K-IKIl ltK.NDI.lt lKrt.3 Mmiikw DiiTiiifil lliitt.4 ElllSK Kikiinvn lit..r. I:iidoi.I'h C. Mri i.rii Dirt 6-7 U'tlis lln.K. i:..l. Eiin.st U. S. Sksatoun Charles 11. Dietrich, 1. II. MilUnl. Mrmiikh ik Cosour.ss, 3d Disthict, J. J. McCarthy. STATE OKFICEUS. (oernor. Johti II. Mickey: Scretar' Stale, tieortni W.Mnih; Auditor, I liarliM II. Wexton; 'lreaiurr. P. Mortenson; Attorney (Seuenil. Frank X. Pmut; Supernitemlent I'ulilir ln-lnic-tion. William K. Fowler; Coumiitiotitr Pulilic Land. UeorKa 1. Fidlmcr. JCD.IE.S TH JlIDICIM. DlSTKICT C. Hollen teck. J. It. Iteetler. Skn tor W. A. Way. UKi'BiwrjrTTivit2tTU Distuipt -J.W.ltendcr Flovt ltm'Byt.NTTivK K. K. Fellers. GttURGH D1REGTORY. '01UE(JATI0SAL-S.illiath hcIiiniI. 9:43 h. in. Preachinn. II a. in. and S p. m. J utiior En deavor, 3AW p. in. Senior Endeavor, 7:00 p. m. Prater ineetiuc Thursilay, SAW p. in Ladiea Auxiliary, tiit Wednesday in each month at 3W p. m. . A. Musuo. Pa-t4r. PHESBVTEIUAN-SaWjath ScIhhiI. 9:13 a.m. Serniou, 11(0 a. m. Senior Endeavor, 7.-00 p. in. Evniui; wenuon, W p. in. Prajer meetini: and tudy of the SabtMth tchonl lesion, ) p. m. WX.TKH N. HIJiKV. l'.L-tr. METHODIST Preacliinp. II a. m. ami 8 i. in. Suuday school. 12:00. in. Junior U-acue, Sa) p. in. Epworth Le4ne, 70 p. in. Prajerineetinc, Thursday. S W p. m. Ladia Aid Society every otle:r We4ineday at 2) p. in. . A. Lrr D. D.. Pastor. OEUMAN KEFOKMED-SunJay School, "jto .ui. PreachitK. 10-30 :u m. Endeavor. 7 M p. in. Ltdiea iiuild, fii-t Tliiimlay inich uiontli. 2 JO p. ui. It:v. Nirx HKKU. Pat4r. BAPTIST Sundir School. I0AW a. m. Sermon il0 a. m. Junior 15. Y. P. U.,34Mp.m. St Bion. ts:00 p. ui. i'rayr uivtiiur. 7) p. 111. Kkv. K. J. Ulmkr, P:ttor. UIUCE EPISCOPAL lw celebration. SAW a. m. SumKy SchxI. 10M a. in. Preaching, HK0a.tn. EeuiiiKsrvice. SaM p. in. St. An drews Brother, second Tuesday of each month. Daoctiters tif th Kinn. second Tu.l:iy of each maotli. Ladies Guild, second We.luesday of each month. Kkv. W. A. C ish. Ktor. GERMAN LUTHEBAS-PreachinK, lUAWa. m. Sunday School. 2 p. in. Ladies Society m.t't.-. oaa Thursday in each month. Kkv. H. MiESM-KU, Pastor. ST. BONAVENT0RA CATHOLIC -Sundt services, uuuw and sermon at H, f and lOiin o'clock. Sunday school and benediction at 3 o'clock. The o'clock mass is given in Polish and the s o'clock mass alternately in German and English. Week day mass etery morning at o'clock. Fridays at 3:45 'clock. station and benediction. Confessions beard from 4 to t o'clock Saturday ami from 7 to 9 on Sunday BKXnins. Confessions also Sunday morning be fore & oVlock mass. FathkbTueobvld Kai.ashj.. Priest. LODGES. VASHT1 DAUGHTERS OF BEBEKAH. So. IQgMeeU in Odd Fellows hall, second and fearta Wednesday of each month. Mrs. Maad DaMoU, aoble grand; Mrs. Fairchild, secretary. THUbNELDA No. 12. O. D. H. S. meets ttie agcoad aad fonrth Monday of eich month in K. ef p. sail. Alois Maier, president and J. H. jessaass, acretaiT. v.otA. No. an. xeet secoBi ami rourtn Zl iu K. of P. LalL Louis Held. V. C .ecretary. tfWYMDENTAL LODGE, No. a. K.of P.-Meef tot Zw Wedaeaday in K. P. halL J. M. Curtis. C T P. J. awusarej. aecrcuuy. WILD Ex lAfuut wo. . . m. v. r. aieei ---yTamir-r Odd Fellow halt J. E. Paul, OVAL HIOBLANDKBS. No. 144.-Met first -wTr.jZZ swath. Odd Fellows halt Carl r. c., Peter Lscasinger, secretary. mLTJMBUB ENCAMPMENT L O. O. F. No. g22'aB4 third Monday is Odd Fellow. wiflissjs Feiichild, C. P.. J. M. Curtis, INVESTIGATION OF LIGHTING QUESTION COMMITTEE WILL LOOK INTO IT Qaestlea er Vetiaj; Bead Still Opea to Argmmeat- No Action Uatil Committee Reports. The streets of Columbus nre still in ilarkness and are likely to remain so for several weeks. The city council are determined not to act hastily and will take no definite action toward bonding the city until from careful investigation they feel that their course will ha based npon a sound foundation. At the special meeting of the council last Friday night, an ordinance passed the second reading, calliug for the submission of the ques tion of bonding the city. It was be lieved by the council at the time and by those who signed tho petitions asking for the submission of the ques tion, that after tho question of city ownership should be decided, it would be left for the council and the citi zens to determine whether gas or elec tricity should bo used for lighting purposes. But attorney Cornelius ad vises the council that if they want to establish a gas plant instead of elec tricity, they will have to use a special form of ietitiou, spocifying that tho signers thereof favor the submission of the question of establishing a gas plant to a voto of tho people. In view of tho difforenco of opinion existing ns to the relativo merits of gas and electricity, tho council there fore decided toupiointa committee to investigate tho two systems and to table the ordiunuce already before them until after this committee re Iiorts. Councilman Cialley, Greisen and Gray constitute this commmittee and they will begin their work soon and push it as fast as is comiatiblo with thoroughness. They will visit cities of about the si.o of Columbus that operate their own plauts aud make a personal inspection of plants and conditions in general. One member of this committee gave it as his opinion that a gas plant of sufficient capacity to tiotu light aud heat Co lumbus would cost from &:o,00O to f 10,000. If this view is correct, the city ownorship of a gas plant may be entirely out of tho quesiton. At all events, no action whatever can be taken nutil after the committee's re port. Meanwhile, Columbus citizens should bo doing some thinking aud investigating for themselves in order to be able to act promptly aud wise ly when tho time comes for action. All are agreed that wo want tho cheap est aud bost .system attainable. If the committee can ascertain what system fulfills these requirements, it will not tako the people long to do the test. Saaday Blaze. A small fire in Jones' bakery lost Sunday afternoon gavo the firo boys uu opportunity to do some quick and effective work. The blaze started from a gasolino stove in the kitchen of tho bakery shop. Mr. Jones picked the stove up and carried it to the door, but it was blazing so fiercely that he could not get it out of the door, but finally was compelled to drop it in a shed which adjoins the building and in which flour and othor materials are kept.. Tho fire department re sponded quickly to the alarm and the blazo was extinguished after consid erable damage had been done to the roof of tho kitchen and tho furnitnre and stock of material". The loss has not ycP been ascertained, bat it is covered by insurance. Mrs. Jones had been sick in bed and had just got up n few minutes beforo the fire start ed. The stovo exploded after it was carried out into the shed. Mrs. Jones said that Jho fire department got on the ground in a temarkably short time after the alarm was given, and that their work was very effective in ex tinguishing the firo. Real Estate Transfers. Becher, Ilockenberger aud Cham bers, real estate agents, report the fol lowing real estate transfers filed for record in the office of the county clerk during the week ending Aug. 13, 1104 : P. E. & M. V. R. R. Co. to C & K. Vf. Ry Co., roadbed of F. E. & M. V. R. R. Co.,qcd, fl.00; A. L. Henry to Wm. H. Benham. It I in blk "C", Becher's subdivision of O. L. No. S to Columbus, Neb., wd. $2200. 00. ; C. J. Wagner to W. E. Cole s2 sw 30-18-2 W. qcd, f 1.00; D. Thomas et al to J. Greisen, sw 31-19-2 W, 2o se 30-19-3, Sll.tiOl; Alice Lawless to Francis Behan. s2 se 29-18-1 W, wd, fJSOO; Dan Ilolloran to Cath. Finch, Us C and 7b bl 2, Hope and. Lindsay, S250. Boone County Fair. We are in receipt of the 20th annual premium list of the Boone County Fair to bo held at Albion. September 27 to 30, inclusive. There are no better grounds in tho state, supplied with an abundance of good water. The track has been put in A 1 con dition. Horsemen are invited to come and comitate for the liberal parse offered. The exhibit of thorough bred stock wjll be second only to the state fair. The reputation of this fair is state wide. Ample provision for entertainment. Yon are invited to attend. at. Through the Journal we wish to announce to the public that we have recently appointed Mr. R. W. Saley, manager of the Auditorium Music Co. , as distributing agent for this sectioa for the Melville Clark pianos and Apollo piaao players. St Melville Clark Piaao Co. New Awte, Howard Clark pulled into Colum bus Saturday night at eight o'clock with a new "Oidsmobile." Mr. and Mrs. Clarke left here last week for a few weeks ontiug at Lake Okoboji, and Howard's friends have been hav ing visions of him basking in the cool waters of tho lake in a bathing suit. But the truth is that the alluring ad vertising of certain antomobile manu facturers had been haunting Howard's mind for months and Mrs. Clark was able to keep him wi th her at the lake only two days. He hastened to Omaha last Tuesday and remained there until Saturday, practicing with his new machine until he could tnrn right angles, going at thirty miles an hour. Then he came home, and since his return has brought happiness to his friends by taking them out to demon strate to them tho spiritual advan tagos of looking at the crops from a fast-moving automobiiile that sends thrills up and down your spine as you turn corners with only two wheels on the ground. The new machino is run by a ten horse power gasolino en gine, has two seats, can make thirty miles an hour on good roads and is comparatively noiseless in operation. And by the way, Howard is an artist as chaffeur. He handles his machine like a veteran and he knows how to meet and pass farm teams to give them the least possible fright. This fact will bo appreciated by Flatto county farmers who have a horror of meeting the average uutoinobilist on tho road. Papiln Recital. The music pupils of Mrs. C. .1. Gur low gave a recital last Wednesday after noon at Mrs. Garlow's home. Re frehsments were served, and the fol lowing program was rendered: fiano: Esther Fricko, "My Mamma's Waltz." Streabbog; Mabel Penscbel. "Soldiers' March,'.' Schumann ; Pearl Faulk, "First Waltz," from Matbew's Studies ; Lillian Weldiu "In the Country. J Lane; Elsie Berger, "Adieu to tho Piano." Beethoven ; Nannie Frazell, "Meditation," Morrison ; Bertha Ohapin, "Pilgrim::' March," Nevia ; Mercedes Lisco, "In the Gondola " Bendal ; Edna Beardsley, "Second Mazurka," Godard ; Gweudolyn Garlow, "Song in the Heart," ' Renard ; Voice : A If red Penschel,' For You. ' ' Kerr; Gwendolyn Garlow, "There, Littlo Girl. Don't Cry," Norris. The Ckaataisa Pacer. "Dan Patch," the world's prem ium pacer, who will go against time at the Nebraska State Fair on Tues day, August 30th, was led into his special car at Savage, Minnesota, on July 30th, to be shipped to Indian apolis, where he will make his firsi public appearance this year on August Uth. "Cobweb," the runner, who is to set the pace for the champion in his record-breaking exhibits, also got aboard the same car and will accom pany Dan on his long tonr. The special car which has just been fitted up for Dan Patch is a handsome affair and is due to prove quito an attraction. It is painted in immacu late white, has gold and aluminum trimmings and the furnishings include all the comforts that can be provided for a horse. On either side of the car are life-size paintings of the champ ion. These are in gilt frames and are protected from the ravages of the weather by heavy plate glass. Inside are also sleeping apartments for Care taker Plummer and his assistants. Farewell Party. Forty-eight friends and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Wrin gathered at their home lost Saturday evening, to enjoy a social visit with and extend wishes for future prosperity aud happiness to Mr. and Mrs. Wrin in their future home. The gathering was a complete surprise to the host and hostess. A most pleasant evening was enjoyed by all. present Mr. and Mrs. Wrin were early settlers in this community, their store and residence being among the first erected in our thriving village. During a period of eighteen years in business here they have made a host of friends and few if any, enemies. They have been hon orable and courteous in business and kind and hospitable socially, and they with their sons John and Will, will be greatly missed in the community. Columbus has gained and we have lost excellent citizens. Farnam Echo. District Court. Four cases were filed with the clerk of the district court last week. Chas. M. Taylor and John R. Luteluschen sues Mrs. J .R. Kinnan of Polk coun ty on a contract for cattle bought by them but which it is alleged she re fuses to deliver. The amount of the claim is 9500. Albert and Hobart sue J6n H. Ker senbrcok on notes amounting to about $400. given by him for legal services rendered. H. S. Elliott sues Wm. L. Oock and Anna Cook for money due him on a certain mortgage oa town lots on which he asks foreclosure. The mort gage is for $300. Abraham Pslmateer prays for the paritioa of the large Palmateer estate near Creston. There are thirteen co defeadaats in the suit, which is, of course, friendly. Read the Journal. Get all the news. USED KNIFE IN STREET SCRAP SMALL PUBLIC CUTTIVG AFFAIE E4 Weaver Iafticts Fear Weaais Otte Kaampf with Packet Jack-Kaife. Ycsrerday evening at about 8:30 an altercation arose between, Ed Weaver, assistant cook at the Hoase restaurant, and Otto Kupmf who is employed in Kersenbrock & Burke's meat mnrket. Accounts differ as to the exact circumstances under which the affair started. One account, which came from the friends of Kumpf, had it that tho two had some words in front of the restaurant which sooa ended, and that Weaver then with drew and suddenly returned and at tacked Kumpf with a pocket knife, without warning. It is certain that the knifo was used pretty effctively, for atfer tho men wero separated Kumpf had four wounds made by the weapon, one in the abdomen, two in the back ami ono in the arm. The wounds were dressed by Dr. Martyn and were prononnced not serious. By-standers were of tho opinion that if tho knife had not been a small one with short blades, the result would havo beou a fatality. After tho men wero separated, Weaver went to his home and was arrested there a little lator. His pre liminary hearing was postponed by Justice Curtis nntil Saturday morning. Weaver came to Columbus about a year ago from Tennessee, and has been employed in tho Home restaurant for somo time. His mother married n Mr. Hilliard and resides near Platte Center. J. M. Gondriug appeared as counsel for Weaver in Justice court. Weaver's side of the story has not yet been heard. Camp Badweiser. 'Camp Budweiser, Under the Anheuserhu8ch", was the banner that floated over a camp in tho John Schultz grove ten miles west of Co lumbus, last Saturday and Sunday. Tho camp had nothing to do with, the opening of Mr. Hockeuberger's cam paign, nor did it have any other sig nificance, so we are infomed, except the perpetration of a practi cal joke in which the "men folks" and a prisoner with a paint brush acted the part of the heavy villain and their wives were the innocent victims. Messrs. and Mesdames. O. J. Carrig, J. F. Carrig, Louis Lachnit, Frank Kelly and Mr. H. C. Lachnit composed the party. They all had a merry time aud no one suffered materially but Jerry Carrig who has been seen clan destinely visiting Columbus drug stores and asking in n whisper for "something that will knock jiggers'. There aro other maps, bnt the Journal's are the best. Look at Friedhof's announcement on page 4 of this pajwr. Is Your Face Growing is your forehead getting higher ami higher? Is the bald spot on yoor crown k'rowinir lannr and larger? Does your acalp itch and is it covered with acaly dandrutT ? la your hair dry and harsh and does it drop out ? "ZYMOLE" lfllR T0NI6 pcalp. It stops the disagreeable itching at once and gives the hair a healthy glotM. A delightful and pleasant preparation to one. Men should keep a hot t lo at their barber shop. f0 cents. 6haS. II. DaGk : Aluminum Horse Shoes. In the ltussian army aluminum horse shoes are said to have been tried with good results. A few horses in the Finland Dragoons were first chosen, and shod with one aluminum shoe and three iron shoes each. The experiments showed that the alumi num shoes preserved the foot better than the iron ones. Useful Thirst Quencher. To assua.se thirst and cure feverish ness. apple tea is a notable sick drink. It is maae 7y slicing up raw apples into a jug. filling up the jug with boiling water, as in tea-making, then sweeten to taste. When cold, this apple tea will be found pleasingly tart and refreshing. Most Popular Christian Names. William, Mary, John, Elizabeth. Thomas, George. Sarah, James, Charles', Henry, Alice, Ann, Joseph, Jane, Ellen, Emily, Annie, Frederick, Margaret, Emma. Robert. Arthur, Al fred, Edward. These, in the order given, are the most popular Christian names. Immense Duck Egg. A duck, which is the property of Mr. T. Lane of Chesterton, England, has just laid an extraordinary egg It weighed 104 ounces, was 4 inches in length, and 8 inches In cir cumference. The whole of the con tents filled a half-pint measure. Will Marry Sweethearts' Mother. The sweetheart of s. man at Colmar, Prussia, died some time ago. He was accepted subsequently by her sister, who died, however, two days before the wedding day. In a few weeks he will wed the mother of his two for mer sweethearts. WGardea Suggestion; X good! way to plant pole beans is with sweet corn, says Country Life in America. Plant the beans in the same bill with the corn (after the corn is up)f and the beans clamber all over the cornstalks after the ears are harvested. It saves the bother and expense of poles, and we think cornstalks look better than bean poles. Mr. Henry Gass. jr. aad Miss Sophia Kaaftaaa, both of this city, Were Baarried Taesday of last week at the home of Mrs. Pauline Weber in Colorado Springs, OoL The re tarn of the bride aad groom hut Fri day was the first iatimatioa that Oo iambas people had of the wedding of two of oar townspeople. Miss Emaia Hoppaa. was the oaly Colusa bms'gaest present at the eereeaoay which was performed by Bey. Fink biaer, the ucllsh Lafheraa minister at Colorado 'iSprings. 'Miss Kaufman had been-'viftiag .at the home of her aant, Mrs. jsber, for some weeks, and Mr. Gass left for the West a few days ago without informing anyone bat his immediate relatives hereof the object of the trip. Mr. aad Mrs. Gass have taken for their home the residence of August Men at 9th aad Washiagtoa streets. They were ac companied home by Miss Hoppea aad by Mrs. Weber, who will be heir guest for a time. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Kaufman, aad has lived in Columbus for the past four years. Mr. Gass is well known by all Columbus people, hav ing lived here all his ilf e aad is one of our most popular and successful young business men. Celaathms vs Platte Center. The ball game Sunday between Co lumbus and Platte Center resulted in a'deciftive victory for the local team, in a: score of 7 to 2. Columbus made 9 hits sad Platte Center 7. The bat tery for the home boys was Dolanaad Jpaes, and their work was a delight to the local fans. Dolan striking ont 17 men. The home team is at last on a solid footing and promises to show Columbus some real ball-playing for tho remainder of the season. Jack CorbetV, who has been playing with the Omaha league team, has retired from, the league and will be behind the bat for the Columbus team. The team has been otherwise strengthened and has been assured of the support of the business men of the city, and they fay there will be a game every Sunday daring the rest of the season. Harry Lohr was elected manager of the team Monday night. We have a good team and they should be support ed by those who believe in the nation al game. There will be another game next Sunday. Birthday Sara-rise. Last Thursday was the 60th birth day anniversary of Gus. Beoher, and he was treated to a surprise by his relatives. Hi two sisters. 'Mesdames Kutaaxane Speioe and Mary Bremer, dropped inoahimforsupper.and after supper tho rest of the party appeared, to the complete surprise of Mr. Bech- er. They were Jamisons speice. mrs. Geo. Fairchild and daughter Mary, Misses Letta Speice, Lottie Hockea berger, Julia MiUer, and Katharine and Harriet Speice of Kingfisher. Okl. ; and Messrs. Gus Speice, J. G. Becher, Henry Hockenbcrger aad Irve Speice. The time was passed in so cial entertainment and congratula tions to Mr. Becher on the occasion. UP INTO YOUR HAIR? ia a scientific nretmrntion that nourish es the notn of the hair and tones an the Druggist : Columbus Sea Robin's Peculiarities. The sea robin, so called because it uas magnificent crimson fins as big as bird's wings just behind his head, is a fish with a voice. He utters a deep, loud "quawk" when he is caught and repeats it every time he is touched. Sleeping Disease. It has been noticed by the Congo expedition dispatched by the Liver pool School of Tropical Medicine to study sleeping sickness, that in a large percentage of cases actual sleep is not a marked feature of the dis ease. Thief Loses Novel Wager. Having wagered $40 that he would steal five medals from a policeman's chest, a young man in Paris secured two, says the Petit Parisien. but was caught at the third attempt and will be prosecuted. Evil of Sugar Gluttony. Prof. Ooston says that future scien tists will place the evils of sugar glut tony on a pedestal as conspicuous as the drink question, as causing a de terioration of individuals and races. Most Expensive Fur. The most expensive fur is that of the black fox at Kamschatka, tht a':in of which, when 'dressed, becomes a very attractive blue. A single skin is worth as much as $1,000. Ruin Threatens Campanile. A telegram from Ravenna says the campanile of that town is threatened with the same fate as the campanile of St Mark's, Venice. Reflection of Wise Meditation. Congeniality, a sense of humor, and endless patience these are the three "mustbe'a" of wedded happiness. Bktt Light, for Neuralgia. Neuralgia Is said to be successfully treated in Italy by the use of Mae lights Call at the Journal oBoe aad carry away a $3 wall chart FRO. A COLUMBUS WHOLESALE HOUSE AITS ft CALTO'S GXOCSBT 8I0CK Firms eff This Kin Make Cities Oat fOeaatryTi "Abtsand Oalto have one of the finest aad cleanest stocks ia the coun try." This remark was a part of a conversation between two travelling men in Columbus last week.' A Journal reporter went to the large ware rooms of Abts and Calto on west Thirteenth street to find ont why strangers should he hauling bouquets of this kind to a Columbus firm. A very brief visit sufficed to make the reason clear. Mr. Calto, the office manager of the firm, conducted us from the light, cool basement of the building which is kept as clean as.the kitchen floor of the most particular housewife to the .third floor, packed with merchandise hoisted there by means of an elevator that has a capacity of 4,000 pounds. Everything in groceries and provis ions, from cigars to tea and coffee is to be found in this building, arranged in the most systematic order. Oigars.200.000 of them ;80,000 pounds of sugar ; jellies and syrups in carload lots from the Davenport Glucose Su gar Refining company; carloads of cider vinegar from Leavenworth, Kansas, that stands the test of the pure food law of the state ; hundreds of boxes of canned corn and tomatoes, that should be canned in Columbus, and will be when we get the power canal ; those are a few of the articles that help to make up the $40000 stock that is kept constantly on hand by this firm to be distributed to the town along the railroads tributary to Co lumbus. Mr. Abts is kept constantly on the road, selling goods. He goes as far west as Grand Island; south to Wahoo and Stewart; northwest to Spalding and Albion; and north to Norfolk, making all of his territory every three weeks and a part of it every two weeks. The adaptability of Columbus as a center for jobbers is weU illustrated by the success of the firm of Abu & Calto. Mr Calto says that the nea tness on their books at the end of each month this year is greatly in ex cess of that of corresponding months of all previous years. The business of Abts & Oalto is not oonrlued to outside towns. They en joy a large business from the local retail merchants. And the reputation that Columbus merchants have all over the state for low prices may be due in large measure to the presence here of a first class jobbing house, that saves freight for Columbus merchants and forces the prices of competing wholesalers down to the lowest point. Columbus needs more jobbing houses like the one of Abts & Calto and more factories to increase the production of wealth. Old Maids at the Bargain Counter. Salesgirls in department stores ex perience much amusement in putting spinsters through the "third degree" when the old girls endeavor to dodge the issue of whether the name is Mrs. or plain Miss. Of course, long ex perience with customers serves to in form saleswomen how to differentiate between married members of the sex and dyed-in-the-wool old maids, and consequently when the time arrives to book a spinster's address the load ed complexion of the questions affords delight to the girls behind the coun ter. When milady instructs the goods to be sent to "A." Smith, etc., the sell er makes it a point to inquire if it Is Mrs. or Miss the buyer said. The spinster affects to misunderstand and repeats "A. Smith." The saleswoman is unrelenting and not until the old girl snaps out a reluctant "Miss" after three or four repetitions of the Inquiry does the comedy end. Then as the spinster departs the girls laugh. New York Press. Lucky Stones. There i3 an old proverb which states that "he who possesses a tur quoise will never lack a friend." Cer tainly from time immemorial the tur quoise has never ceased to bo re garded as a lucky stone. Amulets are much in favor at the present moment, and the wearers of them are by no means only of the feminine community. They are worn in all manner of quaint designs. Each precious stone is supposed to contain some property peculiar to itself. It seems hardly credible that people of common sense should believe in such things, but true it is that amulets are at present much in vogue, and, apart from their superstitions, they are one of the daintest presents imaginable. The emerald is credited with a host of god influences, the crysollte is a cure for insomnia. But the luckiest amulet of all is that containing a tur quoise, whether by reason of its "true blue" color or not it is hard to say. RepaVUeaa Ceaveatiea. The adjourned meeting of the Platte county Republican convention will be held at the court house in Columbus, Nebraska, August 25, 1101, at 2 o' clock, p. m. for the puiposo of nom inating candidates lor county attor ney, representative and such other business as may properly come before the convention. A .G. Roife, Chair- Disaelatiea Notice. NOTICE: Notice is hereby given that the partnership of Martyn. Evans, Geer and Hansen is this day dissolved by mutual consent, F. H. Geer retiring. All accoaats due said firm have been placed in the hands of the Commercial National Bank for collection and immediate settlement. ADDITIOsTAL LOCAL. , Mrs. H. A. Clarke and son Howard will return next Saturday from Lake Okoboji. Mrs. C. J. Garlow aad daughter. Miss Ethel, left today for several days visit with friends at Schuyler. The ladies of the Coaregwtioaal church will serve ice cream on the church lawn one week from tonight. W. L. Ghenoweth, nmnager of the Gray dry goods department, went to Chicago yesterday to purchase fall stock. Mrs. A. O. Coon, who has been pay ing n visit to her daughter. Mrs. Ray SLA m. . "wo, reiurneu yesterday te her home in BufwelL Mrs. U. J. Scott and daughter, Miss Myrtle,' left Friday for a short visit with friends ami relatives at Lincoln and Harvard. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Anton EJrivoIiek died yesterday after noon, aged two days. It was buried from the Catholic cemetery this morn ing. Only one nnuriage license was issued by Judge Ratterman last week. The parties named ia this license are Ferd inand Lachait, age 30, and Anna E. Laag, age 22, both of Humphrey. Frederick Hecker, aged 7C,died Sat urday nignt at nine o'elock after an illness of 19 weeks resulting from paralysis. He was buried yesterday, the funeral being held from the German Reformed church. ' Mr. Hecker leaves a wife and five children. The Idle, a society of young people who would rather do some other things than work, held a session Monday evening which had been twice postponed. They met at half-past six and journeyed to the home of T. W. Adams where the evening was spent in dancing. Word has been received here that J. A. Ritter was sentenced to four years in the New York iienitentiary. It will be recalled that Ritter was the nun who was arrested on a charge of em bezzlement aad forgery, while con ducting a shining parlor in Columbus under the name of Robinson. Frank Kersenbrock has made him self famous as a window decorator. He has made a corn crib to advertise "Dack's Corn Care". The crib is about three feet long and two feet high and is filled with shelled corn, it rests on a stone foundation and is perfectly built throughout. Every body stops to look at it. Mrs. R. L. Roesiter received a tele gram yesterday announcing the death of Mrs. Thos. Roesiter, who is well known ia Columbus where she lived for several years. Mrs. Rossiter had been ill for two years. R. L. Rossiter and Ed Rossiter left this morning for Omaha to attend the funeral which was to be held from Sacred Heart Church. It was W. T. Ernst who bought the flock of Silver Spangled Hamburgs of W. H. Swartsley last week ami not Mr. Dodds as reported. The chickens are beauties at any rate and will look just as well in Mr. Ernst's yards as they woald have where the Journ al had them located. Here's hoping they wiU win as many bine ribbons for Mr. Ernst ns they did tor Mr. Swartsley. Misses Dorothy Bpst. Fazel Millard and Dora Babcock entertained last evening in honor of Misses Elsie Johnson of Omaha and Anna Linquist of Chicago. About sixty guests were present at the home of Miss Postl where the party was held. The time was passed in a conversational game of popular old songs. Sherbet and cake wore served, and punch was ser ved on the porch. Mr. Howard Clarke took all the guotss for rides ia his automobile. Howard Clarke says that he will be glad to take some time with any one whose driving horses are afraid of an automobile to get tbem accustomed to the machine. A few minutes rightly spent will "antomobile break" most any horse. Call at the State Bank and fix a date to meet Howard and break your horses. Automobiles are becom ing more common daily. You cannot avoid meeting them always. Yon will find few chauffeurs as generous ,as Howard Clarke. Bettor take advan tage of his offer. It may save 'yon an expensive run away. The pocket book of C. M. Gruenther was found by Mrs. Knight near the Methodist church. It was found on the" same night that tt was lost but Mrs. Knight says she did not look at the contents and therefore did not dis cover Mr. Gruentber's name on the cover of the book. The book contain ed private papers that had a value greater than that of tne county war rants to Mr. Gruenther and he says he is glad to pay the reward. He thinks the book dropped from his pocket when he was driving along this street with G. W. Phillips. Dr. F.H. Geer announces his retire ment from the firm of Martyn, Evans, Geer and Hansen and from the practice of medicine. The condition of Dr. Geer's health compelled this action. The doctor has -disposed of the most of his property in Platte county and will go to Los Angeles to live. Dr. Geer has enjoyed n phenomenally large practice not only in Columbus, but throughout central Nebraska. Ia fact it has been the incessant demand for his services that has impaired his health. The social as well as the business circles of Columbus will miss Dr. and afrs. Geer as thev are among the most popular of Columbnsll social set. The -doctor has earned n reputation of which he may justly feel proud. Wmmm 18 PAYING your bills by cheek the prnpsr way to do business, but when year cheek is returned with the firm's endorsement across the back of it, you've proof that the bill is paid aad the Arm has the money. Many persons think their business toe small to have a bank aoeouat. If you think this way, call aad see as. We want all banking accounts, ku or small. TTmOM Italia foluml)u Stat BaWk. I iisans-'' i S A Yl "aw mm m a We own nnd control 10,000 acres ot the choicest land in Thomas County Kansas, jjj Here is what e claim for 5 this country: S It is fine, smooth, well-sjrsseed S prairie land; rich, deep black soil 3 on clay subsoil; an inexhaustible S supply or pure water, aad the 5 must healthful climate in the state. S Good neighbors aad good schooie. The dairy will pay the Thomas S county farmers $150,00a00 thm 2 season, i bey raise bumper or ail sinus over 1.UUIIJUU0 s els of wheat tbie season, S fields yielding 4V baskets net 5 Other crops in proportion. S Thomas is the coaaty of fas S cattle and hogs, fine horses and mutes, and the thrifty hen that S never gets sick in this country. S Price, only $fi.00 to $15.00 per 5 acre, on terms to suit purchaser. S Isn't this jnat what you have been S looking for? We conrt invest!- gation. ELLIOTT, SPEICE & CI., S Columbus, Nebr. f4444l 1 1 II 1 1 1 Bargains in Farms Parties desiring to sell or ex- change their high-priced laadn in X I latte and adjoining counties wall do well to examine our lands ia Sherman county. We also have lands in Buffalo, Custer and other T counties in central Nebraska. races 510 per acre for rough unimproved land to SsJ and $35 ' ior well improved valley lands. p t B&GflER, HOGKENB&RGER 4 CHAMBERS. COLUMBUS, - NEBRASKA. X t frfrfrfrfrWfrfrfrW 1 1 11 1 1 iiiiiiiiiiiiiinuimmi iHWS PHABIACTJ Has just received a new stock of Fine Wall Paptr We invite the pub lic to look the line over iiefore buying. Rstirs' Staiiflttr Fin'sl. J Hold in nil shades, ia ansqaaltd by any (mints or 4hr stains. A rpgifttered pharmacist will cwnponnd all prescriptions. 4 'all on us. LOUIS SCIIRELBER, Jr., Manager. IIIIMIIIIIIIIII T If a Man is in Love, THAT'S HIS BUSINESS. If a Woman is in Love, THAT'S HER BUSINESS. But if they intend to get married, THAT'S Ml' BUSINESS. J. M. CURTIS JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Notakt Public and TrrKwarnMa Columbus, Nebraska J. D. 8TIKE8. Olive Bl It. foarta Maneaall doer effltaf IOULMBU8, i : " - . - . . ... t:--.. !U J 'j' if'fd. .- & .ri.5... -..'