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In the Kitchen
Handy articles for comfort and clean
liness are just as necessary and as
folly appreciated as articles for other
parts of the house.
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Mops, Brushes, Brooms,
As well as clothes lines, Pearline, Sapo
lio and other items, can always be had
here, "Johnny-on-the-spot," and at low
est possible prices. Leave an order.
You know you need them.
From the Advance.
Duflky passed away on Thursday of
laat week at the age of 28 years and a
few months. He was a faithfal black
pony that had been the old stand-by of
the J. 8. Bulla family for the last twenty-two
years, and was personally known,
especially in the earlier days, to nearly
every St. Jfidward customer.
Last Saturday afternoon as Mrs. C.
Wheeler, in company with her little
child, was driving home from St. Ed
ward, with a team and wagon, the neck
yoke broke just as the team had started
down the hill by the Enffstrom
farm. Mrs. Wheeler was thrown under
the wheels of the wagon and sustained a
broken collar bone and several body
bruises. The child escaped aeribs in
jury. The accident might have proved
more serious-had not August Saline, who
lives on the Engstrom place, hastened
to the rescue.
From the NewJoornaL
Dr. Warner was called to Wichita,
Kas Tuesday evening on account of the
serious illness of his father. Later a
telegram came announcing his death.
Wn. A. Graves, aged 67 years, died
last Thursday night, after a prolonged
illness. The funeral was held from the
Evangelical church on Saturday after
noon. Mrs Pepper of Belgrade, wife of Dr.
Pepper, died very suddenly Tuesday
Morning. 8he was busy ironing when
all at once she threw up her hands and
told her husband to catch her. This
was the last word she uttered. Wood
Smith was sent for and embalmed the
body and on the evening train the hus
band and his little three year old son
left with the body for their old home at
Albion, Iowa, where the burial will take
place. The deceased was 25 years old,
and had lived in Belgrade but a short
Fron the Sand.
Misses Nettie Ostrander and Hulda
Hincks left for Columbus to attend
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Davis visited their
daughter Mildred near Columbus, but
.Mr. and Mia. J. O. Duke of Shenan
doah, Iowa, arrived here Wednesday to
Gents9 Furnishing Goods
RELIABLE GOODS AT
M I 405 llth Street,
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RAGATZ & GO.
ABOUT OUR NEIGH
BORS AND FRIENDS
CLIPPED FROM OUR
spend a few days with their daughter,
Mrs. A. II. Earhardu
No, we do not believe that unexam
pled proeperty caused the recent so-called
panic. We believe that is was large
ly due to an attempt of the great spec
ulative men and concerns to corner the
currency of the country.
Just as we go to press we learn that
the jury in the ease of State vs. Smelt
zer disagre d. This is the case in which
Smeltzer was accused of committing a
rape on bis 14 year old niece. The senti
ment of the community is that the de
fendant got off lucky, under the circum
stances. The case will have to be tried
again before a final decision will be reach
From the Gazette.
Mrs. Lena Margaret Lillie is now a
cloak model in a Lincoln department
Miss Kate Burkey and the Gazette
typo took in the sights around Colum
buajTuesday. Jake Casper was on our streets Wed
nesday and Thursday from Brunisg.
Jake is looking good and says everybody
is doing well iu that neighborhood.
After washing a skirt hang it on the
line to dry, folded in tne middle of the
front and it will hang straight, other
wise it will not; this is especially true of
Mrs. Chas. Watson of Fairmont and
her sister. Miss Anna Hofrichter, visit
ed at Bellwood on Sunday with old
friends. From Bellwood they went to
Rising City to visit with Mr. and Mrs.
A reception was tendered Bev. Gideon
and wife at the parsonage Tuesday eve
ning. A goodly number of the mem
bers and friends of the Methodist church
were present and all brought with thorn
presents for their new pastor.
Capt. Wemple went over to Columbus
Wednesday evening. On returning
Thursday morning he suddenly became
ill on the train and when he reached
Bellwood it was necessary to call medi
cal aid; but we are glad to state that he
is getting better.
The will of Henry J. Bryer providing
that no grandchild who uses tobacco or
intoxicants or frequent salooas before
reaching the age of thirty, shall inherit
any of the property is surely a safe and
sane document. If a man reaches that
age without having formed bad habits it
is almost a certainity that he' never will.
Mm. Cramer of Platte eosaty; a
of Hear Crosier, oeewaisd the sslsit
at the MaJmdstohBrchoa Sunday srs
iaglaat. Coof oarbaaiaeasBMSi stowed jm a'
due bill from a waslasals bowse this
week for twesty casta, and thereby
hasfa stale. Apartjy aaw a certaia ar
ticle advertised ia a asnar sai sent for
it paying eereaty-tve eeats for the same.
Themercaaat beast ageat for the sale
of the article ia this city received ak
oommlsaioa which he was eetitkd to
under his eostraet, the aame balsa;
tweaty easts. Bat there is where the
hamorof tsetkiag comes is. The ar
ticle coats the marches! forty-two casta
asd he sells it for Ifty casta. Is this
deal be makes tweaty ceata oa. the sale
iastead of eight asd the wholesale hosse
rrcsivea ffty-flve casta for it iaetead of
forty-two easta. Tat we asppoaayou
eouldat make the purossnr belierabe
did not get the thiag at the wholesale
R.A. KcMillaa received word from
sis wife Saturday that her father had
passed away Friday ereaiag at hie home
ia Hamburg, Iowa. Mr. McMallaaleft
Saturday aad was praseat atthefaaeral
"' FredOampbeU, who commenced his
work ia the edscatiosal departmeat of
the ladies service hare eightees years
ago, waa visiting ia Gesoa last Satur
day. He was os his way home from
Kansas City to Great Falls, Moatosa,
where ha ia aaperiatesdeat of as Indiaa
Preeehershave their troubles the aame
aa other men, so the late Sam Joaes
oaoe said is one of hie addrtaars, and he
ought to kaow, for he was ia close touch
with the class who are laboring so faith
fully for the betterment of mankind.
Here is one of the celebrated evaBgelisVs
stories: "If a maa shosld come to me
to haul logs with a team made spof a
mule, a billy goat, a bumble bee and a
skunk, I would thisk him crazy; but
the average preacher has jest such a
team aa that ia hie congregation to help
him a kicker, a batter, a stinger and a
stinker. He may get his load to heavee,
but he will sever get bia team in."
Chas. Hoover asd wife arrived home
last Thursday from a trip to Knox cosn
ty, which place they left Iftees years
sgo after meeting with several crop
failures oa aceouat of drouth. When
Mr. and Mrs. Hoover left with all their
poseemioBsiB a wagon and struck out
for Nance oounty, land ia Knox county
could be purchased for $300 a quarter.
This aame lead ia worth today from
$5,000 to $7,000 a quarter and ia still ad
vanciag is price. Mr. Hoover drove
over the aame route ha traveled ia 1892
and aays that the oosatry has made
wonderful developmeat aisoe that time
aad that there is evidence of prosperity
on every head.
Ftom tke Bapablkaa.
L. Cuaningham was at Columbus on
Mrs. A. M. Work waa visiting Colum
bus friends over Sanday.
D. W. Flack of Springfield, 8. D.,is
visitiaghis daughter, Mrs. H. J. HilL
Mr. and Mrs. Latter Kelly were down
from Fullerton over Suaday to visit re
latives. Marguerite Lubker and Katherine
Becher of Columbus were visiting Miss
Grace Lubker laat Suaday.
W. E. Cole waa threatened with an at
tack of pseumoaia last week, bat at
pre aest ia getting along aioely.
Chas. Cummins and family moved to
Humphrey the first of the week, where
they will make their home for the pre-
J. C. Bead, Waa. Webster, Chas.
Potter aad B. M. Walker left Moaday
for Aberdeen, 8. D where they will
Mia. Lsoaard Meyers, mother of Mrs.
G.Conard,who has been visiting here for
some time, left last Friday for her home
in Dimood, California.
The many friends of Mies Eva Shaman
will be pleased to bear of her election to
the oasce of county superiateadeot of
Valley cosaty oa the republican ticket,
her majority being 175.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Ladd.comeap
from North Bead Moaday for a etaort
visit. Ward baa been traaaf erred from
North Bend to Humphrey, which is a
better posttioa, aad baa been checked in
at that station.
W. M. McCon father of Willard Mo
Cone and Mrs. F. B. Kelly of Monroe
and a former' reaidest of Oeoaee aad
Monroe, died Suaday eveaiag at the
home of bis son, A. H. MoOoae, in Can
on City, Colo. The faneral was held at
that place Wedaeaiay.
From Qm LooUas Otan.
Mr. Fred Nailor aad wife ware oa the
streets of Monroe with their automobile
on Saturday. They enjoyiag the trip.-
F. H. Gerrard came dows from Basil,
arriving oa Tuesday. He reports things
aUrightap there except that the panic
baa dosed the bask baeiaess.
The Ber. Coveatry preached ' two
stroag sermons is Mosroe last Sabbath.
He ia aoascoadelass praaehar. There
was a good aadisace srsssat, aad they
F. M. Oookiagham retsrsed home yes
terday from El Beso, Okla., where he
west to attasd the fasaral of Newell
MmWallyKrasse wasdowa toOol
umbws Wedaesday to call oa Mm. Nick
Fehriagar who reeaatly submitted to a
-BaJay," eaaVed with s alight saraletie
stroke os bia left side carry Moaday
fifty Yews nSlaafan1
I Crssasf Tartar Pwrisr
to the hospital at Columbus for treat
ment. Mr. aad Mia, Heary Follz left Mon
day for Denver with a view to seeking a
climate beneficial to Mrs. Foltz's health.
If they do not find the climate they
waat at Denver, they will go further
west and probably spend the winter on
the coast. The Democrat hopes that
after a few months stay ia another cli
mate, Mm. Foltz will return with her
health f ally restored.
By the marriage of Jos. Schaefer and
Miss Mary Olmer last Tuesday morning
two of the most prominent families of
this neighborhood are united. The mar
riage took place in St. Francis church at
9 o'clock, Bev. Father Kurzer omciat
ing. The bridesmaids were Franoes
Olmer, sister of the bride, and
Emma Schaefer, sister of the
groom, and the groomsmen were
Win. Olmer, brother of the bride, Kil
lian OH is and John Schaefer, brother of
John Hollatz and Miss Johanna Fa
ger were united in marriage at St. An
thony's church, south of town, Tuesday
morning at nine o'clock, Bev. Father
Desiderius officiating. The bridesmaids
were Muses Louisa Fuger and Agnes
Mirr, and tb aroomsmen.were Joseph
Hollatz and Frank Fuger. The bride is
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fu
ger, who have lived in the southern part
of Burrows township for a great many
years. She was born in Platte county
and enjoys an extensive acquaintance of
admiring friends. John Hollatz is one
of our most successful farmers, in part
nership with his brother Joseph, being
owners of toe old Stein haus farm east of
town, where he and his bride will make
their boms. The Democrat joins iu ex
tending hearty congratulations to Mr.
and Mrs. Hollatz and wish them a long
life of happiness and prosperity.
Frost the SicaaL
Mrs. Martin Dunn and son James
were Columbus visitors Tuesday.
Miss Rose Walker, of Columbus, is
a guest of her cousin, Miss Bessie Mack
in. Mrs. R. W. Perkinson returned home
Saturday from her visit with relatives at
Mrs F. T. Walker and son Francis
came from Columbus Saturday and
spent the day with her sister Mrs. D. V.
Wo. O'Callsghan, jr., arrived here
from South Dakota last week. He is
the last one of the Platte Center colony
to proye up and get a-title to his home
stead. The U. P. commenced yesterday
morning to lay a brick sidewalk from
the depot to the Benthack corner. The
material for this work has been on the
ground since last spring.
Some thirty farmers from the St.
Mary neighborhood drove through town
this morning on their way to the river
for sand, which we learn is being used
in the building of a school bouse at St.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heyl arrived here
last Friday evening and spent two or
three days visiting with friends. The
Heyles lived in Platte Center six or
seven years ago, Mr. Heyl being engage
edia the grain business with Ed Van
Al'en. They moved to Omaha, where
he held the position of grain inspector
for several years. They now live on a
farm in Custer county.
Harry Gentleman, it will be remember
ed, went toQuincy the first of the month
to attend school. He writes that he is
not homesick, but happy and contented.
He also writes the following, and you
can draw your own conclusions: "I'll
be back in Platte Center I wish I was
there now; for since I saw old main
street there's wrinkles on my brow. If
I get back once more and reach the vil
lage aafe and sound, I'll never again be
dragged away from that good old coun
try town. Take me back to P. O, the
place I love so dear. I've been away
not quite two weeks it seems just like a
year. Some say that Quincy is grand, a
place of sreat renown, bat it looks to
me 'like camping out since Handed in
HARD AND SOFT C0AL
0KDERS FILLED PROMPT
LY. P. D. SMITH LUMBER
We iavite all who desire choice
stack, aad the very best cuts of
all other meats to call at oar
market os Eleventh street. We
also handle soultryand sen aad
oysters ia seaton.-
S. E. MARTY & CO.
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WOMEN'S WORK AT MINES.
Very Few Work Underground In Af
rica They Carry Heavy Lease.
Until recently women were employ
ed' in England In coaaeetios with sur
face work is coal mlalas and brick
works. The women "were found, to
be very strong, but they were other
wise unsatisfactory and were ulti
mately dispensed with at the collier
ies. The coal mines regulation act of
Great Britain prohibits women labor
being employed underground.
In German 8outhwest Africa as in
vestigator fouad many native women
at work about the miaes. They were
useful in-carrying in loads, especially
of firewood. The women labor was
cheap and aa long aa they were left
alone to take as much time aa they
liked over the work and do it aa they
wished they were all right.
His next experience waa higher sp
the coast, In West Africa. Labor was
short and they decided to try women
to carry stones. They carried the
first two loads and then they struck.
Those women quite altered the con
ditions of carrying stones. They car
ried them for a certain distance, but
three or four relays had to be pro
vided. After that they were tried at
carrying sand and things like that
They went on for s short while, but
did the work in fits and starts.
In another place, also on the west
coast, where women had been tried
against the black men, it was found
that for carrying in firewood they
were by far the best and cheapest
There, of course, they were on piece
work, although their tickets were
marked just the aame aa If they were
on day work.
Their task was to carry In s cord
of wood a day. They used to start
about 4:30 a. m. and went on carry
ing until 7 and from 7:30 till 9 or 10.
Then If they wanted to get off early
the next day they used to carry aa
other cord of wood In the afternoon
or a part of it
They were a, decided success, but
they were very particular In what
they called their circle. They did not
mind how close it was to the boilers,
but if it were a little over their dis
tance they would go to the manager
and want an Increase directly.
Some women used to carry about
100 pounds on their heads; on an av
erage about 85 to 95 pounds of wood.
Statistics published In the Mining
World from time to time show that
there are a number of women em
ployed in the coal mines of Belgium
and Germany, for instance, as pickers
and sorters. In Germany women re
ceive 27 to 28 cents per day.
Bookplate Ruekin Had Made.
The death of Mr. Ruskln's publisher
reminds me that among the many
Ruskln drawings, engravings and
other relics which Mr. Allen possessed
was a proof of a bookplate engraved
at Mr. Ruskln's express desire.
The fact that the distinguished au
thor and art critic owned a bookplate
is, I believe, unknown to collectors of
ex-libris, and only because Mr. Ruskln,
after having the plate engraved aad a
few proof Impressions taken, altered!
his mind and never used It There is
no copy of the plate in the national'
collection In the print room of the'
British museum. The engraving was
done by W. Roffe, an old engraver in
stipple, employed by Mr. Ruskln to
engrave Ida In the "Story of Ida," and
other small plates from drawiags by
Miss Kate Greenaway.
"Dick Turpin's Tree."
The last remaining portions of a
famous old elm, -which was known to
all lovers of Blackheath and the sur
rounding country aa "Dick Turpin's
tree," were removed today. Tradi
tion goes that the famous highway
man used to hover about near. the
gigantic branches of this elm,, well out
of vlew'of his prey, whom he used to
so adroitly "hold up" with his horse
pistols and relieve of whatever loose
valuable they might have. The elm,
which had a circumferencebf over 15
feet stood close to Hyde Vale, almost
opposite "Ye Olde House." While it
was being cut up a nail, In perfect
condition, was found embedded In the
center of the wood. London Globe.
A Discouraged Digger.
1 see they say that when a diamond
passes a certain size It la worth so
more than a smaller one.
"If it's too large It Isn't marketable.
Nobody wants to wear a diamond as
bulky as a glass door knob."
"Is that so? Then It must be aw
fully discouraging for a man to dig
up a sparkler aa big as a football."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Here Is a Kansas City man applying
for a permit -to carry a revolver os
the ground that his mother-in-law is
about to visit him. Incidents of this
soft are unheard of hereabouts. Old
Virglalabelng universally conceded to
produce .the kindest sweetest asd
most self-obliterating mothers-in-law
in the world. Richmond Times-Dispatch.
A Mystery Explained.
"Mas la a book, which oaly the Tery
few cas read," says a magaxiae es
sayist Perhaps this accounts for the
proneaess of physicians and surgeons
to examlae the appendix. Mas-
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HAVING too many irons in the fire
I have decided to close out my
racket store between now and Christmas.
. Our goods are all marked in plain figures
and as an inducement we will give
With each and. every 25c purchase, "f
goods to the value of tJV
With each 50c purchase goods ' AaT
to the value of IUU
With every $1.00 purchase i)(f
goods to the value of tH
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"The dogsmlth will soon be busy In
Alaska," said a 'miner of the Yukon.
"He'll have bis work cut out for him,
too. The winter promises to be
"The dogsmlth." the miner went on,
"shoes, of course, dogs, or he wouldn't
have sack a name. The sledge dogs
of Alaska have day by day run over
miles of rough Ice that ia aa hard on
the feet aa broken glass, and hence
were they not shod they would soon
grow so Incurably lame that they'd
have to be' killed.
"Yes, there Is a need for the dog
smlth ap there. He shoes the dogs
very neatly Is a shoe made of wadding
naa urven tvmmy ifEuu
E. J. Lupson, parish clerk of Tar
mouth, who has completed 44 yeara
service, has attended 12,000 weddings
at the parish church, and has been
absent from church only three times
out of nearly 2,300 Sundays.,
He has given away more than 1.200
brides. London Standard.
At Hie Old Work.
Mr. Hardapple-Our boy Zeke writes
from the other side of the ocean that
he is going to take ia Cowes.
Mrs. Hardapple Take in cows?
Lands sake, Hiram, didn't he see
enough cows when he was down here
os the farm Chicago News.
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We say this because gas is somuch cheep-
er than other fuel, that the saving
is considerable. Our price is
Subject to a discount
That to the first consumers we give free 1000 feet of
gas. Late is cheaper now than it will be later in the
winter or next spring, so the reason is plain why it is
best to get in among the first customers.
It will be to the interest of every consumer to buy all
fixtures of the company and by the time the plant is
ready for operation, we will have a large stock to select
from. December 1 is the day for turning gas into the
mains, so don't delay.
Do not let our solicitor leave your place without sign
ing an application for gas service.
Ind. Phone 365
First Nat'l Bank
The Hungry Parrot
Everybody knows ne or more of
those conscientious egotists who can
not rid themselves of the idea that ao
one can be trusted to carry out the.
simplest details of routine work
without personal supervision. It
was one of these men who sailed for
America, leaving In his brother's care
a parrot of "which he was very foad.
All the way across the Atlantic he
worried about the bird, and no sooner
had he landed at New York than ha
sent over this cablegram to his broth
er: "Be sure and feed parrot"
And the brother cabled back:
"Have fed him, but he's hungry
again. What shall I do aextr Tit
We shall not be much surprised If,
now that billiard tables are round,
steps are taken to adopt square balls
which would formerly have appear
ed contrary to common sense.
Dates can he made at the
for prompt payment
Office 1207 Platte St
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