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COULDNT FIND THE REMNANTS.
WOLF CREEK SHORT MS
To be held at Bert Hali's Barn
Haul Biff faly, fata
Tuesday. Feb. 11. 1908
Sale to begin at one o'clock sharp. (
On October 31 last we advertised a Dispersion Sale of Shorthorns
at Tscnmseh. The money stringency and temporay lack oonftdnenoe at
that time made it look impossible to hold this sale and we withdrew
twenty-fire head, the top of our herd, frost the offering.
Wm. Ernst ft Son.
Proprietors Wolf Creek Stock Farm. Graf, Neb.
OoL l W. Leonard, Auc
Write for catalog or any information to Wm. Ernst, Tecamseh, Neb.
iMto It. 2.
Fred Lnekey was at Silver Creek last
Jesse Newman's sale was attended by
Wm. Benning marketed hogs in
Okas. Galley shelled corn for T. H.
Johnson the last of the week.
A jolly crowd of yonng people invaded
the home of E. Standen Saturday night,
to remind Miss Nellie that it was her
Mrs. J. W. Hall and little son of Val
ley, Neb... and Mr. Standen of Laurel,
Moot., are guests at the home of their
brother, E. F. Standen.
Itoate le. L
Ed Loseke was in Lincoln last Thurs
day and Friday.
Miss Emma Muller was a Columbus
visitor last Saturday.
Miss Anna Melliger spent Saturday
aad Sunday with friends in Columbus.
Chas. Madura has sold his driving
horse and carriage and expects to move
to Columbus soon.
Herman Loseke shipped a car of hogs
to South. Omaha last Wednesday over
the Burlington, and accompanied the
Guy Wey bright, who is first carbona
tor in the beet sugar factory at Sterling.
Colo arrived Tuesday and is a guest at
the home of H. B. Reed.
Henry Cattan returned last Thursday
from Lincoln, where he had been attend
ing the poultry show at the state farm.
Mr. Cattau had some' birds on exhibi
tion at the show.
The following is a list of the unclaim
ed matter remaining at the Columbus,
Nebraska, post office for the period end
ing Jan. 28. 1906: Leslie Fisher, F. I.
Laess Mrs. John Morris, Mrs. Pit Olson,
Beany Opp, Byron Peck, S. Rosenfeld,
T. R. Boss, Rev. R.C. Talbot, Gray Plat
inum Works (eard). When calling for
the above please say advertised.
Carl Kramkb. P. M.
ey Originated Safety Pin.
The originator of the safety-pin,"
aid am historian of inventions, "was
little boy, an English blacksmith's
"The little boy Harrison by name
had to look after his baby brother.
The baby often cried; and its tears
were usually to be traced to pin punc
tares. The' boy nurse tried a long
time to bend pins into Juch a form
that they could be used with safety to
his brother's flesh.
"la this he failed; but his father
the blacksmith, perceived the utilit
of the idea the lad had been at work
a, took it up on his own account, and
eventually turned out the safety-pin
that is in use to-day all over the
Ignorance of South America.
One of our contemporaries referred
yesterday to "little Paraguay." That
republic is four-fifths as large as Ger-
Many persons have erroneous no
tions as to geographical sixes and
lengths in South America. They have
not the slightest idea that Brazil is
early as large as the whole of Eu
rope, that the distance between- the
aorth aad south ends of Chile is as
- great as that between the North Cape
of Europe and Gibraltar, and that
steamers ply almost straight north and
oath oa the Parana and its Paraguay
aflueat for a distance about equal to
that between New York and Omaha.
New York Sun.
Model of Economy.
A certain farmer, who is noted for
his closeness in money matters, has
12-year-old son, who is as industrious
a hla father is penurious.
Recently the father and son made a
aasaaact whereby the latter would re
eatva tea cents for every cord of wood
he sawed aad piled in the woodshed.
Immediately the boy became very
busy at the woodpile and his earn
ings have been piling up at a rapid
fata; his mother keeping her son's
bari earned savings for him.
"What are yoa going to do with all
ywar money? the thrifty youth was
-to. bay m aew saw with It,"
The Revival meetings at the Metho
dist church are increasing in interest
and will be continued through next
week. On Su nday afternoon at 3 o'clock
a meeting will be held for men only.
Other services for Sundsy will be held
at the ususl hours, 10:45 a. m. and 7:30
p. m. Evangelist Olenslayger speaks at
each of these services.
Beginning with Sunday evening of
next week the Evangelist will delivers
series of five consecutive sermons oil
"The World's Greatest Tragedy, th
Passion and Death of Ohrit." To mist
one of these addresses will note the
chain of thought. It is hoped that large
nudienoes will be present at each ser
vice. Lotan R. DeWomt.
SOMETHING HE NEEDN'T KNOW.
Purchase Not Likely te Have Inter
ested Him, Anyway.
A condition when it is a temptation
to patronize the exchange desk of the
store is brought about by the receipt
of a gift that is a duplicate of some
thing already possessed. One girl
was made miserable by receiving a
most beautiful inlaid desk simply be
cause she had two desks already.
After giving the subject deliberate
thought she decided to lay the matter
before the young man who sent her
the desk. She felt he would not be
so unreasonable as to be offended.
And he wasn't. "Get it exchanged
for whatever you want,' he said. "Of
course, I want to see you pleased."
So she sallied forth.
It was difficult to find anything that
Just fitted the price. The first thing
selected was a dainty effect in cameo;
then came a belt buckle; then a pair
After making these purchases with
the exchange check there was still a
goodly sum over. The girl could not
make up her mind what she wanted.
Then she thought very deeply, smiled
to herself once or twice and completed
her shopping tour on the desk pro
ceeds. What she bought was filmy and
And she never includes it in the list
she gives the young man of bis "vari
ous" gifts' to her.
CHINAMAN CAN BE SARCASTIC.
Many of Their Sayings in Common
Use Have Real Wit.
Once in a while you meet a com
mon Chinaman who has some of the
wit of Mr. Wu. One such has a laun
dry in Lexington avenue, not far from
Twenty-third street The other day I
heard him yell at a recalcitrant cus
tomer: "You no pay? Then you paper
tiger!" I asked what he meant by a
"paper tiger." and .he replied: -"Oh, in
China a paper tiger is blackguard who
blows much but is harmless." He add
ed: "When a man is very proud of
himself, what Americans call 'stuck
up,' we compare to a rat falling into
a 'Scale and weighing itself. When a
Chinaman overdoes a thing we say he
is a hunchback making a bow. The
rich son who quickly spends his fa
ther's money we call a rocket which
goes off at once. We say of you rich
Americans who send money to heath
ens by missionaries 'and neglect their
family at home: 'They hang their
lantern on a pole, which is seen from
afar, bat gives ao light below "New
mnBBBBBr jam 'mTmTmTmTaaBTmTmTmTmaBBB
The Creaslngers an all the family
connections had "been dubious when
Henry married Mamie 'White. . She
was so essentially different from the
women of their kind. ,
The years of toll which Grandpa
Cressinger had put in first on the big
farm he had bought when laad was
cheap and then on- the bigger one
when the boys grew up had resulted
pleasantly in what the town of Three
Pines called a - barrel of money.
Grandpa Cressinger, retired aad liv
ing in Three Pines, as did his two
gray-headed sons and their familes,
was considered an Important element
in the greatness of thetown. Three
Pines pronounced it essentially praise
worthy that, in spite of the above
meationed barrel, the Cressinger wom
en did their owa housework, ripped
and turned their silk gowns aad ob
jected strenuously when the grocer
tried to run up the price of eggs.
"They don't put on airs just because
they can afford to do it," was the com
Mamie White did put oa airs.
Ever since she had come to Three
Pines to live with aa ancle's family
she had beea labeled by the older
people frivolous and lacking in the at
tributes which a man should seek ia
a wife. To be sure, she had a position
in the little public library but she
spent time polishing her nails and had
been known to waste hours trying
new ways of doiag her hair. She
openly said she did aot know how to
Then Henry, the flower of the
younger Cressingers, married' Mamie
and she descended into the very
bosom of the Cressinger family. Since
that time the family had fallen Into
the habit of saying: "Poor Henry."
Not that Henry lost any of his
cheerfulness rather he seemed to
add to the original fund but in the
family councils it stood to reason that
"She Never Needed That. Waist."
no man could feel otherwise than that
his life was wrecked when he had a
wife who stayed in bed when she felt
like it and let him get his own break
fast "A headache never kept me in bed
when there was work to do!" Henry's
mother said grimly. "And him just aa
good-natured about it!"
"He geta everything she speaks of,"
added the spinster aunt "And she
goes to Chicago every time she wants
new clothes or to see a play!"
"She has a patent glass jar egg
beater." remarked Henry's sister, with
cold finality, "that cost a dollar aad a
quarter. I used a fork to whip eggs
till I felt justified in buying a beater
for 25 cents and I've used It five years
and It is as good as new."
But the worst was when Mamie
came back from Chicago this fall after
a visit to relatives. The Cressinger
women had been over and she had
gaily displayed her purchases in the
city. They were still almost inartic
ulate with their consequent emotions.
"Seventy-five dollars for a tailor
suit!" repeated Grandma Cressinger,
weakly. "Why, there are real pretty
ones down at the store here for $15.
Just as tasty!"
"She never needed that waist," of
fered the spinster, aunt in a stifled
tone. "She had a good one last year.
She said she had gone so much it was
worn out but I wear a silk waist
three years myself!"
"How does Henry take it?" in
quired Grandma Cressinger in the re
pressed voice she kept for funerals.
"Has, any one seen him."
"I'm not saying anything," re
marked Henry's mother, "but there's
ao telling where this will lead to.
Even Henry won't endure the squan
dering of his money like this! I shall
stand by my son, no matter what
Henry himself burst In on the grief
laden atmosphere just' then on his way
downtown. His counteance was glow
ing and cheerful.
"Hello!" he said, generally. "Seen
Mamie since she got in this morning?
Say, did you see her plunder? Hasn't
she an eye for style, though? And
you ought to see her when she gets
those things on she knocks the spots
offn anything la the county! She
gets prettier every day!"
There was an incensed silence as
Mamie's husband whistled aad
slammed out of the house.
"Poof Henry!" quavered his mother,
looking for her handkerchief. Chi
cago Daily News.
Sincerity Gives Power.
There is nothing which will add so
much to one's power as the conscious-1
Bess of being absolutely sincere, genu
ine. If your life Is a perpetual lie, if
you arc conscious you are not what
you pretend to be, you cannot be
strong. There Is a restraint a per
petual fighting agalast the truth go
ing on within you, a struggle which
saps your energy aad warps your con
duct says Home Chat Sham aad
shoddy are powerless; only the aeaa
1m aad the true are worth while.
Remarkable Disappearance That Pux
zfd the Hired Girt
A woman who goes is for the higher
art has a miniature Venus de Mllo
standing on the piano, just to show
the casual caller that she's wise as to
This woman has theVeaus aad she
also has a new hired girl who comes
from furrin shores.
In dusting the piano the other morn
ing, while her mistress war out do
ling the marketing, the girl bowled
picked up also a chip or two that had
been knocked off the statuette, aad
then set it in place aad sized it up
to see If it looked all right When
the mistress arrived home aa nour
later she fouad the girl dowa on her
knees peering under the piano, look
ing over the floor and tooMag la vari
ous other directions, all of which sug
gested that she aught be looking for
"And what Is the matter?" asked
the mistress of the home la surprise.
"Oh. I knocked over the' statchoo."
lamented the girl, pointing to Venus.
v "But it doesn't seem to have dam
aged it any."
"Yes. it did." insisted the girl, al
most tearfully. "It broke off both
arms, ma'am and I havea't beea able
to find the pieces." .
HAD NO LIKING FOR MUMMIES.
Servants of Great Writer DM Net
Share His Hobby.
Pierre Loti. the Preach aovellst
once obtained a new acquisitioa to his
weird and wonderful collection of
Egyptian mummies. It was that of a
young princess, with gilded face, al
most as expressive under its mask
as it must have been in life. This
mummy, one of the best In his col
lection, accentuated in his study "the
smell that creeps from a winding
sheet when a mummy is half un
rolled." Loti's grievance was that
his servants would not move or touch
his mummies under any circum
stances. "Only think!" he said. "Not one of
my servants would touch this beauti
ful young woman. They are so super
stitious about the dead I had to car
ry her upstairs myself. And, would
you believe me, as I reached the
landing it suddenly flashed through
my mind that I was carrying a corpse.
I seemed to feel the chill of the dead
breast penetrate my own."
Noticeable among the other em
balmed bodies of dead and gone
Egyptians in Loti's study -was that
of a little three-year-old girl, who
stared-down with sightless eyes on
her ownef as he sat writing his ro
mances and plays in the still watches
of the night
Moral. Effects of Athletics.
Aside from .its physical effect the
moral effect of athletics. In the case
of the soldier at least, is of no small
value. My' experience has beea that'
men are less likely to driak ia the
football or baseball season, even
though they may be addicted to the
use of intoxicants. -And thus no spe
cial effort may .have been .made along
these lines by those in charge of the
sports. The class of men who go
in for athletics and excel in such
contests 'are the most desirable sol
diers and the best all around men.
Still another advantage of athletics
is that good athletic teams and the
reputation for a post of having cham
pion teams draw good recruits and
soldiers to enlist there. Army aad
On Getting Up Early.
I often hear fellows say that their
life consists solely of coming down to
business, and sleep, says a writer.
What a different tale they would tell
if they were only to get up early aad
go out of doors before they need think
of business! Even if they only rose
early once a week, that morning would
stand ahead of the other six. There
is a freshening aad invigorating power
in the early morning air which only
early risers may enjoy. Aak anybody
who is accustomed to risiag early
and going for a ride or a walk before
breakfast' how much fitter they feel
to face their daily toil.
The Oldest Newspaper.
The "King Pao" of Peking. China,
is the oldest newspaper in existence.
It will icon celebrate its 500th anni
versary. There are a few journals
which were cradled about two centu
ries ago. In 1706 "The Postmaa" of
Norwich, England, waa published at
a penny, "but a half-penny is aot re
fused." The Nottingham Journal" was
cradled as "The Couraat" in 1710.
"The Leeds Mercury" came oa the
scene in 1718, and "The Newcastle
Chroaicle" ia 17S4.
A Golf One. i
At Shinnecock Hills one afternoon
a New fork athlete saw a poor dev
otee of golf retiring toward the dress
ing rooms disconsolately. "How many
holes have you played?" the New
Yorker-asked! "Only three or four."
"Only three or four in two hours?"
cried the New Yorker. "Well," was
the explanation, 'it takes me so long
to put the turf back."
Sure te Get Real Money. -The
gushing visitor gazed at the art
ist's little soa.
"Oh, what career is he destiaed
for?" she asked the mother. 'Will he
be an artist like his father?"
The practical mother smiled. "No,T
think not," she replied. "He builds
his blocks so neatly aad carefully
that I'm hoping he'll be brick
laver." Failed to Work.
"Yes," said the sad-eyed
T married the widow of a
was hanged, and I thought aader
circumstances, I would be able
avoid odious comparisoas la
tkm with the lata lamented But I
"She praised him just the
ear rejoined the hardware
"Well, aot exactly."
a. e. p.. "hut we hadat
week uatl sIh
las; waa too gaod far aa.'
The Largest in
THE STATE OF NEBRASKA
HEAD OF HORSES
Monday, February 10, 1908
At the Green Front Commission Sale Stable in Columbus, I ad
vise the farmers of Platte and adjoining counties to brine; to this
sale every horse they can spare. I will have buyers here from all
over the world. The last sale I had I sold 425 head of horses, and
not one was rejected, because I sell them just the way they are.
I advise any shipper who has a load of horses on hand to ship
them to this sale and guarantee that he will make money. My
guarantee is as good as U. S. bonds. All shippers who had horses
at my last sale made more money than they really expected.
Farmers, if you have any kind of horses, enter them at my
sale. I have buyers for every type of horse. I would advise you
not to sell them on the street. Bring them to the Sale because you
will have to pay commission just the same, and they will bring
you more money at auction than at private sale. Ton must enter
the horses three days before the sale, so that I can put them in
good places. My commission basis is $3 per head, and I think it is
well worth it when you get from $20 to $25 more than you
expected from every horse.
11 SCHUBERT, Proprietor
f Col. W. I. Blain.
Commercial Bank will take notes from any good buyers who want
time on their purchases. .
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MOROCCANS USE LOVE CHARMS.
Qimst Msana Employed ay Women to
Mrs. Maasel-Pleydell writes of the
curious charms used by the women of
Morocco: "Moorish women resort
much to charms to sain lovers or to
keep their ejections when gained.
There is oae charm which Is seldom
knowa to fall. It consists of shred
dins; a small piece of aa undergarment
which the man has worn and, after
certain lacaatarJoaa have beea said
over it, of rollias the particles lato
the shape of a small ball. This is em
bedded ia a larger ball of clay aad. aft
er being slightly dampeaed, it is kept
ia a pot over the embers of live char
coal. I hare been assured that aa
soon as the heat penetrates the clay
the man. whoever he may be, will lay
aside whatever work he is doiag at
the time and fly to the arms of the
womaa who lavokes the charms. As
long as the ball la kept warm so toag
will the heat of love hara ia the
heart of the lover for that womaa.
Another spell much resorted to Is cast
by cutting off the tips of a donkey's
ears, cooking them aad mixing them
in the man's food. He then becomes
as foolish aa a donkey with love for
the charmer who has provided his
ON THE GROUND OF ECONOMY.
Accepts ncs aff .Physician's Offer Wa
f Twe Evils.
A Chicago medico tells of two physi
cians la a Wlscoasia towa, the oae
elderly, with a toag record of cares,
tha other young, with his record still
to make. The older doctor, it appears,
was inclined to surrea'der'-some of
his aight work to tha yoaager maa.
Oae hitter aight la winter tha veteran
waa aroused by two farmers from a
hamlet eight miles away, the wife of
oae of whom waa seriously UL Tha
doctor at oace referred them to hla
young eaUeagae, bat they refused the
kUtor's services. "Vary well," replied
tha doctor, talaktag to pat eoavtoc-
case my fee is ten dollars, payable
now." Whereupon there ensued a
remonstrance on the part of the farm
ers, but the doctor was obdurate.
Finally one of the men asked the
other: "Well, what do you think I
ought to do?" "I think you'd better
pay him the ten dollars." said the
other. "The funeral would cost yoa
more." Harper's Weekly.
Opea your atlas at the map of Af
rica, aad there, set like a pearl oa the
northwest shoulder of the coatiaeat.
yoa will see a couatry .called Morocco.
It almost touches Europe; at the nar
rowest part there ia bat nine miles of
strait between 'it aad Spain, ao yoa
might think the Moors had become
quite civilized ia the course of ages
through having such cultivated neigh
bors so near. It is not so. however.
And, strange to say, the more they see
of western progress, the more they
despise it. It is' a" big couatry. this
Morocco, and explorers have left it
alone, for the natives detest Chris
tians, fearing lest they want to take
away from them their lovely land,
where it ia always summer, and where
the soil, if just scratched with a
crooked stick, responds with a tessa
Aa exceptionally pretty girl, with aa
English flag lieutenant at her side,
was standing oa a chair oa the pier
watching tha raciag. Oa a chair he
hiad were two Frenchmen. The lady
turned rouad aad said ia Preach: "I
hope I do not obstruct your view."
"Mademoiselle," autckly replied oae
of the men. "I much prefer the oa
structioa to the view." Can the ea
teate cordiale grow a flaer flower of
courtesy than that? The Tatler.
He Could Os.
"Sir," said the Irate parent aa he un
expectedly eatered the parlor, "what
do yoa mean by kissing my daughter?
"Excuse me." replied the peer hat
otherwise hoaest yeaag maa. "hat I
desired to show my aaannlsal of
your daaghtera lsiiMsiaaa,
are the earr thlaaa 1
gal mm ad
First Printer Found.
A Freach semi-scleatlflc magaziae
does away with the discussion as to
who was the first printer. Here is its
story: When Agesilaua observed be
fore the battle that made am aame
that his soldiers doubted success, he
wrote oa his hands, inverting the let
ters, the word "Victory," In Greek, of
course. When the priest appeared
with the sacriflce. a ball's liver, the
great captaia laid his hand oa the
flesh aad kept It there for mm Hm
After he removed It the word "Vic
tory" was printed there, patent to all
eyes, aad this Greek waa undoubtedly
the first printer. The soldiers saw
what they supposed to be "a message
from the gods" and fought like lions.
Raoaian Feat Office Savinae Bank.
Coasul T. E. Heenaa, of Odessa,
states that although the post omce
savlags bank system la Russia ia of
comparatively late origin, it show, a
healthy development. The annual In
crease in the deposits new averages
about $4S.M6.oe. The amount en de
posit on August 1, ISe3. was 1501.
WO.fiW, aad oa the same date in 1907
it had reached 86.50.eee. As there
has aot beea aay real advaace in the
national prosperity to explain such aa
Increase la the aatloa'a savings, the
rash to the savlags hank can only he
accounted for by the fact of the peo
ple aot desiring to retaia large sums
ia their homes. Cbaaular Report.
1 might just aa wen throw money
away at oace aa to lead R to you," she
said to the artist aa he came la and
began to amahs cigarette. "Yoa
pay me ia driblets, aad I am so sax
prised to set anything back that I
harry to spend it. Do yoa remember,
not toag ago. whea yoa get paid fer a
water color aad stopped me oa the
street aad gave me hack two dollars
of that Ave dollars yoa borrowed?.
Well. I jest weat along spending that
meaey foolishly for things I didn't
end at an. I waa ao amaaed at getting
it hack again." "Ton poor rot thing.',
ho aaM to her seftly. TU mmxer let
yo spead money fanMshlv lik tana
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