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WKDXMDMZ, FEBRUARY 27. ISfZ.
R. a STROTHER.
F. t STROTHER.
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aavOl eaBtisaa to neaivs tfcfa Joamal sata tns
asms am aotfaa nr mtoit so amqamaamm,
lallamanajM naaat be paid, tt jmdoaqt
rate anas naai for baa tii,J,M'li joa
GBUSOE Of ADDI
The ground hog is after all'making
The Y. M.C. A. building committee
lata jawed the $20,000 mark. Let the
good work go on.
Aa we predicted, the supreme court
of the United States has decided the
railroad companies of the state of Ne
braska must pay their taxes aasessed
by the republican state board. But
the question now is, if a clear case like
this tax case can be held up for over
four years, how long can the two cent
tare bill be held in the various courts
before it becomes a law.
There is every indication that Co
lumbus will have quite a building
boom the coming year, even if the
powercanal does not materialize right
away. Many new and fine residences
are already planned and contracts let
There is no doubt about the Y. M. C.
A. building going up. B. W. Saley
aad Mrs. F. H. Busche both contem
plate building fine brick store build
ings. The erection of a fine three
story masonic temple is again being
agitated. Columbus never claims a
boom, but a steady, sure and certain
It will soon be time to talk about
our city election again, but so far no
one has announced himself as a candi
date. There is not a single city office
that is really a very fat plum. Those
who have been willing to serve the
city, and have been doing it satisfac
torily to the people, will undoubtedly
be asked to serve another term. At
the last democratic city convention, in
which the present city officiakrwere
nominated, the platform adopted, in
speaking of certain evils, read like this:
"We pledge ourselves to eradicate the
The steps that Have been
during the past year "to eradi
cate" the same' are not visible to the
naked eye, 'yet the majority of our peo
ple seem to be well satisfied with the
Washington's birthday is a legal
holiday in every state and territory in
the union, except in Mississippi, New
Mexico, North Carolina and Tennes
see. In nearly every large city in the
north banquets and various festivities
have taken place in its honor the past
week, perhaps the most notable of
these being the banquet at Chicago,
where ex-President Grover Cleveland
the principal orator. His theme
Washington's letter to Lafayette,
in which the father of his country pro
claimed that the great pillars of suc
cess for the nation would be harmony,
honesty, industry and frugality. Now
adays our great statesmen would say
our success in the future will depend
npon the passage of a two-cent rate,
anti-pass and state wide primary laws.
The house of representatives has
passed the post office appropriation
bill aadfit now goes to the senate, and
will undoubtedly become a law. The
bill provides that the pay of all rural
carriers shall be$840 per year. Wheth
er that salary is given for the first
year's work is not certain, but it very
probably applies to all daily routes
over twenty miles in length. All post
office clerks are raised $100 annually,
also all railway postal clerks get an
increase of$100 a year. This increase
is not entirely satisfactory to the pos
tal employes as they think that owing
to the increased cost of living, and the
steady increase in work, Uncle Sam
should treat them more liberally.
And they have cause for complaint,
but in another year, should the
nation's prosperity continue, congress
will nndoubtedly do better by them.
Passenger fares are mainly a direct
tax. Everybody travels more or less.
and when be does his railroad fare
becomes the item of chief interest
Anybody can figure down to dollars
and cento the amount he will save by
a. lower passenger fare, or can estimate
toft mile the extra travel he will be
able to enjoy for the same expendi
tarn. Freight rates on the other
hand, are to the great majority of
people a hidden tax. The cost of
frieght is concealed in their grocery
Md clothing bilL It is taken from
saawsuBSsa W W1WI IIW
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Itarnaar.r wuic ahowa to what ti igar
sniiflsr n ianST Tkss JaK Am skat
MtlM saaaiasaivai s to Jaa.l.lSSS.
MM to lab. 1, IMS aad ao cauWhaa swag
to anata.! 4ata.wUdi amii aa laeaipt.
i-miBllllllinran iriiMiafti1n aafaacrib-
111 aaifeaa to raeata
the price of the con and stock the
farmer sells. The value of every acre
of farm or town land in the state is .a
reflection of the freight, rates of the.
state. Few people can have any idea
wbat'freight charges cost them an
nualty It is easier to get people in
terested in passenger than in freight
rates because of this difference in eff
ect of direct ud indirect taxes. That
haVbeenthe case in Nebraska; aad
yet where the railroads of Nebraska
in a given year collected thirteen mil
lion dollars in passtsiger fares, tlfey
levied freight charges of forty-set en
millions. Nebraska, Indiana, Illinois
Missouri, North Carolina, Minnesota,
West Virginia, Kansas, Pennsylvania
Iowa and Mississippi have all passed
or are appearently ready to pass two
cents fare bills. This is well enough;
but in how many cases will the lesser
issue crowd out the greater? Lincoln
DOUGS BETOW) THE COURT WE
A dispatch from Yaakton. South
Dakota dated February 12, 1907, gives
the following railroad news. The ac
tual surrey of the proposed road from
YaakUmto the gulf was started Monday
a crops of twelve surveyors being set to
work on the first section frost this place
to the southern border of Kansas. The
Survey after crossing the river will take
the west side of the, divide to theaast
ward of the old Norfolk grade, which
will be followed a slight distance to the
east. Grafton will be at the fust town
that will be reached. After leaving
Norfolk the line will pass through
David City, Seward, Fairbury aad
Washington, Nebr and Albion, Newton
and Wichita, Kan. At Wichita the line
will be just' two miles to the east of
Yankton, which indicates the air line
character of the proposed road. From
Wichita the expectation is to ran the
line due south through Oklahoma, In
dian Territory, and Texas to tidewater."
Probably the boldest attempt ever
made to rob a bank in Central (Sty
occurred early Tuesday moramg when
four men, after binding night watchman
Cox and compelling him to accompany
them, entered the Fanaeris State bank
and tried to force an entrance into the
vault and from thence into the. safe.
The alarm aoanded by the etoctrio gong,
with whioh the bank is equipped, is all
that prevented the robbers from electing
their purpose. As soon as they smashed
the combination with a sledge the gong
immediately began to ring aad the men,
evidently not prepared for this, suddenly
took their departure. It was about 1:30
when night watch Cox, while patrolhag
the street from the 8chiller hotel west,
noticed a couple of men walking on the
opposite side of the street in the same
direction in which he was going. Think
ing it was a couple "of young men on
their way home from some affair, he
stopped on the Oentrai City National
bank corner to await their coming, lean
ing up against the window on the west
aide of the building. He was consider
ably surprised, therefore, when the men
suddenly swung around the corner and
poked two guns In his face, and wasted
no time in responding to their command
to do as they told him. They produced
a small rope with which they bound his
hands behind his back. "We're not
going to hurt you," one of them remark
ed, if you do as we tell you." They
were not rough with him at any time
and at his request loosened the rope so
it would not cut his wrists. Mr. Cox
supposed, of course, that the men were
going to rob the 'postoOee and when
they ordered him to accompany them he
started in that direction. "Here," oae
of them said, "come this waj," and they
made for the bank. At the Burke cor
ner they were joined by a third party
and the fourth was waiting for them at
the bank. Entrance to the building was
effected through the west frost window.
All four men wore handkerchiefs over
their faces aad Mr. Cox says he was
unable to identify more than one of
them. One of them wore a mask that
did not quite cover his face and Mr.
Cox could see that he had a thick, light
mustache. After they got inside Mr.
Cox was blind folded and tied in a chair
in the private oAce. The men had a
sledge hammer and several other tools.
With the former one of them began to
pound on the combination lock to the
vault. He struok it ten or twelve times
before he succeeded in swashing it off.
While he was thus engaged Mr. Coxaaya
he was in fever of anxiety to hear the
alarm start. The gonge for aome reason
did not sound Until the lock had been
smashed. As soon aa the balla began
ringing the men ran oat at the front
door, after trying to stop the noise by
breaking the gong that is on the outside
wall of the vault J. O. Stadter was
the first man to arrive one the scene aad
he had been on the street but afew
minutes when Vice President MeEndree
of the bank, and George Agnew cameap.
MeEndree and Angaew had been notifi
ed by telephone by Joe Bays, who lrtas
across the street from the buk.They
entered the building and released Mr.
Cox, and finally succeeded in stopping
the gongs. The burglars evidently made
directly for the railroad where they stole
a handcar, npon which they rode as far
as Chapman aad there disappeared.
Oaoers in the surrounding towns have
been notified and close watch will be
kept for the men. The asanas to the
vault will be about $60. which is cover
ed by insurance. Central City Nonpar
eil ' Latest dispatches from Silver Creak
indicate that the small pox" scare than
has assumed the propottioaa of aaeai
deanc aad reports are ecmiagiaisMBoete
that surrounding towns are genuinely
alsraasd over the ptoap seta of itoaacaad
and are enforcing drastic quaraatine re
gulations sgaiast anyone eomiag from
localities where the deosass is prevalent.
It will be remembered that a few weeks
before Christmas holidays a smallpox
case was reported at Silver Cresk, but
it appears that it did not spread aa the
board of health dosed the schools and
enforced striok aanitary regulation,
Last week, however, afew eases were
reported, but it was supposed that there
would be no need of alarm aa the beard
of health had beelT successful in limiting
the spread of the diaease before. Now
the news that there are twenty
of small pox in the town with new
beiagaddedto the list every day.
The schools have been closed aad bust
nans practically suspended. A sasmbsr
of the atate board of health has bnjn
summoned and pronouaoeathe epldassic
genuine small pox, although of an' ex
ceedingly ssild form. So far aa we have
been able to learn, no oae to dangerously
ill with the disease, but it appears that
it ia very contagious, aad eeema to have
gotten beyond the control of the health
osaceraof the town. In the awan tune
the boards of health in. neighboring
towns are keeping a sharp lookout to
atampoutthe first appearance of small
pox withia their borders, for this epi
demic has the habit of breaking loose
every spring aad aprsadiag rapidly over
the state Central City Bepubhoian. '
Joseph Opatrial, jr., of this county,
hung himself at the Norfolk' insane asy
lum Sunday. He managed to
aiake a rope of several handkerchiefa
which he used to end his exutanea. His
remains were brought to this dty'Tnae
day and were interred in the Schuyler
cemetery. Funeral services were held
at the St. Augtotiaev church. Opatrial
became demented about six months ago
and was sent to Norfolk. Later' he was
taken to the St Bernard hospital in
Council Bluffs but he did not improve
and was sent back to Norfolk about a
month ago. Deceased was born 'in
Moravia thirty-two years ago and came
to this county with his parsnta about
fifteen years ago. He waa prosperous
financially aad owned a fine farm aorth
of Bogers-Sohuyler Quill
Aa one of the results of the .establish
ing of a distributing station at this place
by the Standard Oil Co. the retail price
of oil has dropped from twenty to fifteen
cents per gallon, which asanas
quite a saving to the people of this
community. In spite of this saving
the retajler makes aagood a profit aa he
formerly did, and baa the oil delivered
in his tank at any time he desires by
the local manager. The Howells Jour
The news comes from Schuyler that
the remaining sections of the Platte
river bridge have bean carried away in
in the breakup of the river, and naught
remains of the $90,000 structure save the
debt incurred in ita building and a law
suit instituted sgainst our nsighborins
county to recover one-half of its costs.
These latter two items will probably be
in evideaoe for some tisse to
The Howells Journal.
ENDED THE CHITLINQ FEAST.
When the N
taw the PsHesmfn
They Fairly Flew.
The other night two policemen were
walklag along Vine street when they
met an old negro "grandma" coming
out of a grocery store with, her arms
fun of packages, aaya the Kansas City
"Must be gota to have a feast at
your house," said one of the oalcera.
, "Gota' to have a chltlin' auppah to
morrow night," replied "grandma."
iTJrap in an' git a bite."
: The next night the two officers hap
ipened to be passing the house where
jthe old negro "mammy" lived. Sounds
jof high revelry fioated out on the night
"Let's go In and see what chitlings
are," said one of the oflcera to the
(other. "I have heard of such edibles,
but don't know what they are like."
"All right, HI go you."
The oflcera knocked at the door.
Instantly all became silent , Inside.
JThen the door was opened a crack.
The negroea Inside caught sight of the
iblue clothes aad brass buttons..
! "Good heavens," some one shouted,
-It's the big law."
At once there was a wild scramble
to get out Same went out the back
door, but most of them made a dive
out the windows, taklag sash, glass
jaad all with them. When the oflcers
got Inside not a soul waa there ex
cept the old negro "grandma," and
ahe waa laughing until the tears ran
down her face.
"What's the matter with an your
guests?" asked one of the policemen.
"Why, youana know them niggahs
beUevea they haint no Jeatlce In the
law," She answered. "But Fse mighty
glad you come, cause my ole man
haiat done a tap o'work fob a yeah.
Been tellin' me 'bout his roomatia an
a limpln' an' a groaain' aroun' could
n't scarcely move. But he waa the
fust man out o that windo just lew
like a desk. Now he's got to go to
work. He haint got no mo' roomatlx
fen a "rabbit"
Why He lUmsd.
She rose from the great, soft snow
"Don't make a scene, dear," ahe ex
postulated. But her husband continued to abuse
the driver of the sleigh.
-But I am not really hurt," ahe
"No, matter." he returned, "the fel
low waa almighty careless. A little
store and he'd have
"flew did that unlveratty you
M turn outr -
"It ia doing gremt
Mr. Dnsttn fitax. "Rtootovotia
ami attention toward
hi the hope of iaitag a war to
vent an the wealth
sximag into the sarnie of
FOLLY AS IT FLIES
HOW ONE MOTH WAS DRAWN
PROM THE BRIGHT LIGHT.
.Gay Yctmf Ranwdsr Needed Only to
- Have Hie Feet Get In the Right
Direotlew and the
' Plain Path.
1 stomap didn't draw any dividends
jfroea howling alleys, saloons, or the
aters; but he waa a free spender, and
made welcome by all the prroprietors
of sack places.
One day 8etemup got moody and
aad. His clothes were glossy, aad
aanoe be couldn't be relied on to do
good work because he stayed out late
at if and often came to worx wttn
a bad headache, he had not been pro-
18 months. Further, sei-
waa porninrss and owed a three
to think. Thought
acttoa. and he went to see a
aid wade who often gave him
good novice, and had on one occasion
lasvued htm out of the hands ox some
raaaatlseB loan shyfcM
- How nowr aatd the uncle. "Why
Tat nearly down and out" was the
reply. "I cant keep good habits,
somehow, and I can't save."
His relation scratched his head and
pondered for a' few minutes. Then he
laald, 1 Mke you because you have the
tltmtats of a' man In you. Ill help
you by gtvxag you an Inducement to
nave your money. For every dollar
you bring me Inside the next two
years lU add half a dollar. It'll cost
ase soaee money, but I guess It will be
Fired br the ambition of making
anon nasy money, Setemup neglected-
his old haunts at the bowling alleys,
the taV"" and the theaters. Inside
a month he brought his uncle a few
dollars, which the old man promised
to put carefully away for him and add
the percentage promised. And he
kept on bringing his uncle all the
nfoney he could spare.
The habit of saving and the virtues
ft necessitated soon showed Itself m
his appearance. His clothing was good
and wen kept His eyes. were bright
and healthy. What most pleased him
waa the fact that he began to be ad
vanced regularly, and before the two
years were up he had become assist
ant to the head of a big department
' At the close of the two years Set
emup went to his uncle to draw his
money. The sum waa so large that
he protested the old man had been
frftng more than he should.
"Are you satisfied?" was the query.
.Perfectly," was the reply. "I never
acnected nearly so much."
"WeU, rn be honest with you. The
money just handed to you represents
your aavlnga alone witn accruea in
terest Lately Tve met with some re
verses, and am unable to add my pro
portion; but I win later.
. in this world." said the uncle.
("hablta are the real giant forces for
good or evil. I simply helped you to
(establish one good habit and Io! like
'magic aU the rest of the virtues fol
lowed In Its train. The forming of
one good habit and sticking to It often
wltt help a1 man to make good head
way In a manner faster than he could
Imagine in hla wildest dreams."
"My dear." said the bridegroom, the
day after they had returned from their
wedding Journey, "I have a sugges
tion to make that I think will work
to our mutual satisfaction and bene
"Now. John, darling," said the bride,
preparing to weep at the slightest ex
cuse "remember, I never said I'could
"Bout worry; It isn't about your
cooking. It ia about the letters you
write and ask me to mail. It strikes
me that we might be happier"
"If I dldnt write to anyone? Oh,
"Wait untn I have finished my
dear. Att I want to suggest is that
you man your own letters, so I won't
be forever forgetting them, and In re
turn for so doing that I will sew all
my buttons on. By doing so It seems
to me we wUl overcome two obstacles
to married happiness that have caused
trouble since buttons and letters were
And the little bride, having checked
her tears, agreed to try the plan.
The big fish which got away waa
caught in our reservoir today at the
National Military home In Ohio. This
la the first one on record recaptured.
Our champion angler was fishing
for base and caught a small one, then
rebaited his hook. with a lively min
now and made another cast when, to
hla own words, there waa a rush of
the big ash for the bait the quick pull
to fasten hook, the broken line and
the oft-told story repeated the fish
got away with part of the line and
toat attached. The fioat indicated the
motions and position of the fish aa
he tried to get rid of the hook, and
many anglers aad friends of the un
fortunate fisherman offered sugges-'
ttoaa and helped to recapture the
straggling baas, one offering to carry
a akflf from an adjoining lake and go
out after nun. Finally the fish ap
proached the Shore near enough to
cast a ttne over him aad fasten In the
broken line. The crowd on shore
awaited the result with excited, eager
attention aa the fish was brought to
net and safely landed. When weighed
the Indicator pointed to six ounces.
Forest and Stream.
Enjoying His Ailment
Blobbs What a disagreeable old
fellow Grouch ia.
Slobba Bat you must remember he
suffers from dyspepsia."
Blohha flaffersf Why, I believe he
actually enjoys R.
The Feelleh Cowboy
At laniihlag cows he did an right
hut he gat loth hands fun on day1
he was assaawant "tight" and,1
nocteiaaM a suli-Loeisvillej I
1 ANOTHER 1
BRANIGAN'S SALE BARN,
In Columbus, Nebraska,
FRIDAY, MARCH 1, '07.
They consist of good marketable horses weighing from 1200 to
1600 pounds. The mules range from 4 to 8 years old and
will measure 15 hands high.
Come in and bring your marketable horses. I will have buyers
here from all the best markets in the country:
Parties bringing in horses to sell must get them in by 10 o'clock
a. m. in order to let me get them arranged for the sale.
We are prepared to hitch and try every horse and all horses
must be as represented or no sale
TPFILIQ flf QqId" & months time will be given on good bank
lullllu Ul utllu. able notes bearing 8 per cent interest
W. I. BLAIN.
Dr. Capen Waa Ready.
Dr. Samuel B. Capen, while presi
dent of Tufts College, once delivered
the diplomas to the grammar school
graduates in Maiden, and in his ad
dress to the scholars used the. word
"neither" with the letter 1" silent,
hut giving some quotations pro
nounced the same word with an ap
parent accent on the letter "L" A
gentleman who was present asked
the learned doctor later whether the
word was "nether" or "nlther."
Suspecting a little quizzing from the
twinkle In his questioner's eye, the
president replied "that query was an
swered long ago In this way:
An Inexperienced young woman
asked an older matron what ahe
should use for a fruit pudding, "Rais
ins or dried grapes," and the matron
answered quickly, "e-ther or tther.'
"By their work's ye shall know them."
When you want good Job printing, and
book-binding call at the Journal office.
New location on Eleventh street.
RS. Palmer the tailor, cleans, dyes
and repairs Ladle's and Gents' clothing.
Hats cleaned and reblocked. Battoaa
made to order. Agent Gennania Bye
Works. Nebraska phone
Seal Xtsate Leans.
We are prepared to snake loans an
all sJnda of real estate at the lowest
rates on easy tsrsss. Bsoher, Hooksa-
bsrgsr A Chambers.
We have 160 acres of choice land
one-half atile from city liaaita for
sale In 10 acre tracts.
Uiott, Spelee On.
We have a good heating stove and
furnace lump coal at $5.60 per ton, aad
all other good coals.
L. W. Weaver & Son,
OUR NEW HOME.
The Jaarnal is now lo
cate ia its new laeatiaa
on Eleventh street, ia the
hailiias formerly aecipi
e hy Frteefcheiz Bros. A
complete plant for hansl
liag all kiwis of priatiig
kas keen iaata11eu iielaa1
tag mew maekiiery aid
tke Tory latest faces of
jok type. Book and mag.
axinekiniiag aa exaeri
eacee! kinder kas ekarge
of tkis work. Call aad
see samples. law. pkoae
10. Nek. Bell pktae 201.
411 EleTeatk Street.
H. A. CLARKE,
HARD AND SOFT COAL
ORDERS FILLED PROMPT
LY. P. D. SMITH LUMBER
POULTRY WANTED-Bring your
poultry to us and receive the highest
market price. 8. E. Marty A Co., Co
lumbus, Nebr. tf
Typewriters, cash registers, sewing
machines cleaned and repaired. Carl
Dr. O. T. Martya, jr.,
Oalambue Beats Bank haildimg.
-H' fr? yi'tiLL.,g
KEATING aad SCHMM'S
If you are
mer at our store we ask : ;
of you to at least call and t '
; see our provision coun- a
'Iters. All goods fresh::
01 a '
; ; delicious and quality no :
better to be bad call on :
us though you don't buy -
gill 11' I'M
NOTICE FOR CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE.
SppfcleK JfcrraU. defendant, will take notice
w !f tV'.2$kd33r f JJBir?-,8OT- Everett J.
EamU. plaintiff herein, filed his petition in tho
dMtrk! e??,i f . J? H"ty. NMiraaka,
asaitet mmI Sophie E. Farrell. the object and
Jtnyer of Mid petition being to seen re a divorce
rum aaid defendant, from the bon.lt of matri
mony and to have the marriage contract declared
nail and void and of no farther force and effect.
2Le,I?5d,.thi,,id defendant willfully '
dawited mid plaintiff for a period o' more than
YoBaw remind to answer aaid petition on or
before the 18th day of March. 1907.
oi.- M ETSMrrJ.FAi.Rni, plaintiff.
Br hta attorney. C. J. Garlow.
Dated Jan. 28. MOT. jan-30-lt
Improved farms for sale, Platte and
Boone counties. first National Bank
not a custo-
Crolombos, Nebraska, t!
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