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Oldest and Largest Hardware and Stove Department
in Columbus. Three-fourths of our floor space is required
to show our immense line of Stoves and Ranges the
choice leaders of the entire stove world.
Don't Wait For a Cold Snap Buy Now
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Strongest Heaters and Greatest
Fuel Savers. Don't fail to see these
if you want a life long satisfaction.
$55.00 Down to $30.00
Don't buy an
imitation we sell
the genuine, for
hard or soft coal
or wood. A modern wonder.
Up from $14.00.
Round Oak Chief
Most popular ranges sold in Colum
bus, air tight, all steel construction, heaviest asbestos insu
lation not found in any others. Wonderful bakers, with
high warming closet and thermometer, up from $41.00
Puritan Pancake Flour We have sold and tried
all kinds of Pancake Flour. We havefound that the Pur
itan leads them all for wholesomeness and excellent cakes.
We have dropped all other brands and are handling the
Puritan Pancake Flour exclusively. It is made from whole
wheat and corn with sufficient wheat hearts to give it that
rich, nutty flavor, for which it is famous.
Price, per21b.pkg 10c; 6 lb sack 25c.
This syrup is a pure sugar product absolutely free
from glucose or any adulteration whatever. It is made by
a new process and has a delicate and delicious flavor which
makes breakfast a delight Try it once on your cakes and
you will use no other. Price per gallon 95c.
Good From 7 :00 to 9:00 p. m. Only.
Hardware Department Sure Catch mouse traps at
3c each, regular price 5c.
Grocery Department Six pound Sack Puritan Pan
kake Flour at 10c, regular price 25c.
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We won't attempt to de
scribe the many swagger
garments that are awaiting,
your inspection at this
store, but desire only to
extend an invitation to you
and to your friends to come
in, look around, and even
try on such garments as
attract you. This invitation-
is merely an expression
of our confidence in pleas
ing you with the nobbiest
No matter what your
ideas of style may be, no g
matter what price you have figured on paying, so Q
complete is our Fall display, that we have no 0
trouble in fitting yom purse while we are fitting
vrmr rifirsnn. W.
As an assurance, just ask the salesman to let
you see our new line of $15 clothes.
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DISKED HIS LIFE.
BTaW a Eaterarlaiaa;
Undoubtedly the boldest undertaking
on the part of a reporter to score ft
"beat". ever known In the history of
American Journalism was when Thom
as B. Fielders of the New York Times
leaped from a steamer In New York
harbor at odds of about 100 to 1 of
being; drowned and brought In the first
graphic story of the loss of the ocean
liner Oregon. It Is the custom of New
York dailies to send reporters down
the bay to meet Incoming 6teamers
when It is known there Is "big news"
aboard. On the ground that it Is bet
ter to be safe than sorry the editors
dispatch the reporters by special per
mit on a government revenue cutter
or else on a specially chartered tug,
with a view to catching their game
before the ship docks. It was known
early one afternoon that a North Ger
man Lloyd steamer was not far out;
and every city editor In New York laid
plans for sending reporters to meet the
Fielders was one of these. He man
aged to get aboard the big steamer far
down the bay and went among the sur
vivors of the Oregon disaster and ob
tained some thrilling tales of escape.
He took notes enough to write a book
about the sinking of the ship, with
minute details of heroic rescues and
plenty of what newspaper men call
"human Interest" stories. Then time
began to wear heavy on bis hands. It
was getting late at night and the ship
had not yet passed quarantine. To
make matters worse, the captain said
that be would allow no one to leave
the ship until she had made her way
clear of quarantine. Fielders vainly
pleaded that he was not a passenger
and therefore was not amenable to the
inspection of the ship by the health
officers. His remonstrances were un
availing. The captain was obdurate.
Ten o'clock came. The city editor of
the Times paced nervously around the
night desk, repeatedly asking, "Where
on earth is Fielders?"
Out there in the bay Fielders,
wrought to a pitch of auger almost
sufficient to impel an assault upon the
exacting captain, looked vainly at the
dimpling stream of light from his tug
as she lay out in the darkened waters
waiting for him. The captain of the
steamer would not permit the tug to
come any nearer to his ship. Fielders
stood beside the rail, loudly remon
strating with the man commanding the
big ship. He stealthily placed one leg
over the rail, then the other. Then
there was a splashing sound below
and a chorus of shouts from the pas
sengers. The reporter was overboard!
Out in the rippling light his body was
seen to rise, and as it did the daredevil
began swimming toward his tug. Hfs
comrades had thrown out a line at a
signal from him previously given, and
he made for that line. Would he ever
get it? Could they see him, a mere
speck on the dimly lighted water? He
gained a hold on the rope, was pulled
aboard the tug and gave orders for her
nose to be turned toward the Manhat
tan shore with all possible speed. The
Times contained a full and graphic
story of the loss of the Oregon the
next morning. Itemson Crawford In
Oaly Oae Kiaa; Barfe la Ieelaafl.
In Iceland it is the boast of the na
tive that "only one king Is burled
here." That was King Roerek of Nor
way (vide Snorri Sturiuson's Saga,
"Heimskringia"), whom King Olaf the
Holy "shipped," with the signiflcant
hint that he need not be in any hurry
to return to his native land. Roerek,
who was a shrewd, peaceably minded
monarch, took the hint, went to Ice
land and a thousand odd years ago set
tled down to farming "at a little stead
height. Calfskin, where were but few
serving folk, and there he dwelt and
on the fourth winter got the illness
which brought him to his bane. So,
it Is 6aid, he Is the only king that
rests In Iceland.'
A Hone's Acre.
The age of a horse cannot always be
told by looking at its teeth. After the
eighth year the horse gets no more
new teeth, so that this method Is use
less for a horse more than eight years
old. As soon as the set of teeth, is
complete, however, a wrinkle begins
to appear on the edge of the lower
eyelid, and another wrinkle is added
each year, so that to get the age of a
horse more than eight years old you
must count the teeth plus the wrinkles.
Tfc Oaaa With niau
Mrs. Henpeck They can't punish
bigamy too severely. No one should
have any sympathy for the man who
takes one wife too many. Mr. Henpeck
The Idea, Maria! Do you think I
should be sent to jail? Philadelphia
"How did you feel when you found
"As If I were all In," gasped the re
suscitated joker, gurgling merrily.
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-THE UP STAIRS STUDIO-
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NATURE'S WORD SYMBOLS.
THE EARTH'S MOTION.
Beratlea mtjbmm aad Sea Caaaat
TaM la Weraa.
Colors, sights and sounds of natmr
pent In words shrivel and lose their vi
taliry. 'Odors of the forest, breeses
from the sea, delicate aromas of the
dawn, exhalations from dew laden
fields, entrancing pure breath of infan
cyhow can we find among dumb, in
expressive human words any fair
equivalent; any just translation of
such rare effects and sensations In the
world of nature as these? How shall
we Interpret myriad shades of one
color In the few words at our com
mand? How shall we pot the feeling
and the ecstasy of nature Into the for
mula of mental apprehension and mte
the terms of literary expression?
It Is as hopeless a task as if one stood
as Interpreter beside some charming
poet of alien tongue and could catch
only here and there ft word and could
render that word only by some uncouth
paraphrase, or by some term of remote
or unaccepted meaning. What charm,
what coherence even, could we find hi
such Inadequate transference to anoth
er sphere of what was so beautiful in
Its own? So to say that the sea Is
blue does indeed give a certain Impres
sion of one color rather than another
and in a crude way suggests a general
tint to our mental vision. But how
opaque a dead Is the one word "blue"
when helu up as the reflecting mirror
to our uiiuds of that world of translu
cent sapphire glory let down from
heaven upon earth, air r.nd ocean that
suffusion of azure from cerulean reser
voirs which drenches uature on rare
midsummer days! We have seen such
flooding molten turquoise light like
gems liquefied and poured over sea
coast, mountain and plain when It has
seemed as If the chalices of the atrrete
of the ether and the sun kept pourinr
down new tides of graded sky tones on
the glorified landscape. We have seen
rock and flower, cloud and tree, bill
and valley, swim and seem to float in
every gradation of the great monotone
of color around us, while bar after bar
of Indigo, violet, blue, lay far upon the
sea, reiterating In a thousand changing
shades that end of the rainbow gamut
of color in the endless enchantments
of Its tremulously sliding, blending,
ever overlapping. Infinitely shaded
Oh, again, take the word silence as
the image of that great, full breathing,
resonant stillness of the forest far from
the dwelling of men. How flat and un
responsive and echoless Is the word
symbol when hung up as the silvers
sounding board of what nature calls
her stillness. The term silence is but a
dumb Interpreter of the serene, sound
less, on going, life In the deep wooda
In that silence there Is speech of thou
sand tongues, Inaudible and voiceless,
complex and Intricate, as the flexured
Interweaving of" leafy branches over
head or the gray and gold green tints
that sift down upon the ragged roots
and licbened rocks that roughen her
forest aisles. Christian Work.
A man isn't beaten as long as he isn't
Host family skeletons refuse to staj
in the closet.
Be sure that you have an aim in lift?
before pulling the trigger.
Never do sny worrying today that
you can just as well postpone until to
morrow. When a man gets a chance to dispose
of his troubles he always heaps up the
Yes, yon may draw the salary, but
your wife earns half the money; don't
Of course If s all right to be born a
leader, but the man in the rear has a
better opportunity to get away.
Many a city chap laughs when he
hears of a farmer buying a gold brick.
Then he goes to the race track and
hands over his money to the book
soakers. Chicago New.
They Won't Speak Haw.
Miss Mugley Did Mr. Knox seem
surprised to hear that I was engaged?
Miss Cutting Oh. a little bit. Miss
Mugley Did lie ask when it happened?
Miss Cutting No, not "when," but
"how on earth." London Express.
"Yes," said the gay Lothario, "I call
ed on four ladies last night"
"Huh! You must be a quitter,"
snorted, the poker friend. "I'd keep
on raising all night if I had a hand like
The mind is found most acute and
most uneasy in the morning. Uneasi
ness Is, Indeed, a species of sagacity
a passive sagacity. Fools are never
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IF YN WUT ft GOOD BU6GY
Call on ns. We sell the well known Staver
make and can save you money on a good job.
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It Is quite possible to prove that the
earth revolves on Its axis by a simple
experiment and without having re
course to mathematics. Take a good
sized bowl, fill it nearly full of wa
ter and place it upon the floor of a
room which Is net exposed to shaking
or jarring from the street
Sprinkle over the surface of the wa
ter a coating of Iycopodium powder, a
white substance which is sometimes
used for the toilet and can be bought at
almost any drug store. Then upon the
surface of this coating of powder make
with powdered charcoal a straight
black line, say, an Inch or two inches
in length and lying north and south.
Having made this little black mark
with the charcoal powder on the sur
face of the contents of the bowl, lay
down upon the floor a stick or some
other straight object, so that it shall be
exactly parallel with the mark. If the
line happens to be parallel with a
crack In the floor or with any sta
tionary object In the room this will
serve as well.
Leave the bowl undisturbed for a
few hours and then notice the position
of the black mark with reference to
the object that It was parallel with. It
will be found to have shifted its di
rection and to have moved from east
to west that is to say,' in a direction
opposite to that of the movement of
the earth on Its axis.
The earth In simply revolving 'has
carried the water and everything else
In the bowl around with It but the
powder on the surface has been left
behind a little. The line will always
be found to have moved from east to
west which is good proof that every
thing else has moved the other way.
WHY CYPRESS WOOD SINKS.
Waaalastoa Scleatlata Made a MmI
Southern lumbermen take great de
light in a story of certain scientific gen
tlemen who were sent by the govern
ment at Washington to study the
growth ami uses of the bald cypress
at a time wbeu cypress lumber was
comparatively new to thetuarket. They
Went direct to a large camp, presented
credentials to the superintendent and
watched with minute care the processes
of cutting the timber and floating it
Cypress is a light spongy wood that
grows in swamps and absorbs water
readily. The scientific gentlemen re
quested the superintendent to throw
some logs Into the river separate from
the main rafts and followed their prog
ress down stream in a boat Aftei
floating south for some distance the
logs with one accord sank. Much sur
prised, the scientific gentlemen return
ed and followed another consignment
The phenomenon was repented; at a
certain distance from the camp all the
The gentlemen from-Washington, be
ing very scientific, did not think to
question the unlettered superintendent
about the power of cypress to becomo
waterlogged, but after numerous ob
servations and much comparing of
notes reported to their department the
"startling discovery that cypress floated
north of a certain parallel of latitude
and south of it invariably sank. Of
the cause they were not yet certain, but
hazarded the suggestion that it might
lie hi the rotary motion of the earth,
increasing in speed as the logs ap
proached the equator until it was pow
erful enough to draw them under.
Philadelphia North American.
Fralt Tree Waed.
Many farmers who occasionally or
der the destruction of fruit trees on
account of advanced age or unfruitful
ness are quite unaware of the value
attached to much of the wood thus
sacrificed. Cherry wood is largely used
in furniture and when polished reveals
a beautiful cplor and provides a passa
ble imitation of mahogany. Apple tree
wood is remarkably well adapted to
turner's work and Is In demand for
making cogwheels on account of its
great strength and durability. The
cogs of wooden mill wheels are often
made of apple wood. It is also exten
sively used for fruit presses, where it
proves very durable. The value of
walnut wood in tine cabinet work is
well known, and gouJ prices are ob
tained for this beautiful and popular
wood. London Times.
Tbe Beard In Taaia.
In Tunis when a reigning prince
finds it necessary to go outside his im
mediatefamily to choose his successor
he follows an odd custom. There the
wearing of hair on the face is the ex
clusive privilege of sovereignty. When
the prince selects a successor he sends
the court barber to the fortunate indi
vidual to notify, him that be may wear
a beard. This intimation is equivalent
to ft formal announcement that he has
been selected as the heir presumptive.
Dr. J. W. Terry
testEeiiipet Optical Ofliee.
li The West
in the front rooms over Pollock
Cos Drug Store. Will be in
Columbus offices Sunday , on
day, Tuesday and Wednesday of
each week. Spectacles and eye
glasses scientifically fitted and
repaired. Eye Glasees adjusted
to any nose.
HENRY RAGATZ & WHMKY
f MCEIIES, CROCKERY, IMPS AM HASSWME
We have ."a large and
well selected stock of
We handle only the
very best brands in
COFFEE AND TEA
We can please you. All
Grades ol Flour, the best
Cider Vinegar, Strictly
Pure Spices. For the
Summer Season we have
WELCH'S GRAPE JUICE
A Delightful Beverage.
We are Headquarters
for Fresh Fruits and
A Large Stock ol Nov
CHINA and GLASS
Prices Always Right.
We Respectfully Solicit
a Share of your Trade.
HENRY RAGATZ & COMPANY
Nifcraska Phm 29. Independist Plims 29 mim.
THE AK-SAR-BEN FESTIVAL
HAS MADE OMAHA FAMOUS.
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Furniture Store and pick
out one or two pieces from
our new stock of Up-to-Date
If .you want to make that
old piece of furniture look
like new, try a bottle ot our
new FURNITURE POLISH
L. W. WEAVER & SON,
HARNESS, COAL AND BUGGIES.
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