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for themselves, as ours do, need
little praising. We might well be
pardoned lor being enthusiastic
about them. But all we say is
Once you do that we will not have
to coax you for a second. Our gro
ceries will speak for themselves on
your table. You'll be sorry you
hadn't started trading here before.
From tjie Trader.
Jf iss Hazel Welch was visiting rela-
' - tives at Oolntnbus the last of the week.
B. F. Lamb ia nursing a cracked rib
this week, and thereby hangs a tale. B.
F: went to Columbus the last of the
-' week. He drove his auto as faras Oconee
where he took the train. On his return
trip the automobile bucked, and failing
to coax it to go. Tie phoned to Erve, who
went out after him with a horse and
buggy. B.F. turned the machine ofer
to Erve and started home in the buggy,
bnt soon found that the horse was no
better than the auto. The brute didn't
buck but it shied and threw Lamb out
over the dash board breaking one of his
ribs Anyone having a gentle, hornless
Jersey cow. broken to the bridle and bit
and guaranteed to neither balk, buck,
shy, run or kick can find a customer for
Mine by applying to Mr. Lamb.
From the News.
Mrs. Mable King is visiting friends in
Columbus this week.
Itev. A. E. Gash and family are pre
paring to move to Geneva, where Rev.
Cash will have charge of the Episcopal
church there and also the one at Crete.
Well, it is probable the fruit trees
would have broken down with their loads
of fruit, if the freeze hadn't oome. And
then there would have been so much,
.it wouldn't have been worth anything.
Mrs. F. M. Sisson left for a visit with
her son Paul, who is a journalist in St.
Panj. Minn. While absent Mrs. Sisson.
who has been an invalid for months will
consult the Mayo Bros., gall stone ex
' porta, ef Rochester, Minn. If an opera-
'tioais found necessary, she will be join-
. -ed-by'her husband. Dr. F. M. Sisson.
"r ' From the Bapnblican.
.v .;-. F. H. Gerrard returned Wednesday
'-" 'from a trip to Burwell and Garfield
Mrs. Eva Perkins came up from Co
lumbus Saturday to spend Sunday with
Mrs. W. W. Frank wept to Lincoln
'Monday, called there by the siekneas of
: her mother.
Dr. W. W. Frank left Monday evening
. for Torrington, Wyo on a business trip,
El: is Williams, who will have charge
Gents' Furnishing Goods
RELIABLE GOODS AT
405 11th Street,
HENRY RAGATZ & CO.
ABOUT OUR NEIGH
BORS AND FRIENDS
CUPPED FROM OUR
of the Mansfield store as snoa as Mr.
Bruce takes possession, moved his family
to Monroe last week, occupying his
Prof. J..R. Alcock, who has been prin
cipal of the Monroe public schools for
the last four years, has accepted the
position of principal of the Butte. Neb.,
schools. Prof. Alcock is a thorongh
scholar and a faithful and conscientious
instructor, and the people of Butt will
have a well qualified man at the head of
From the Xews-Jonrnal. ,
The Methodist people have abont con
cluded to let the contract for the new
church. The lowest bid was about $14,-
On the 27th S. L. Sturtevant writes
the News-Journal on board the train
"somewhere eitherin Minnesota or Da
kota he don't know which" that it was
snowing to beat the band. He says he
don't know wbn he will be able to
waddle through the big drifts and get
home, but he hopes it won't be long. He
adds a postscript that he will buy about
four sections of snow before he returns
to God's country.
Walt Mason in Emporia Gazette: I
stood upon the corner.Tom, and watched
the street parade, and shuddered when
the bloodhounds passed nd scowled at
folks and bayed: and Uncle Tom him
self was there, the butt of many crime's,
and none the worse although he'd died
about a million times; and'Topsy gaily
pranced along the middle of the road.
she's slightly lame and spavined now but
still she says she "growed " And Little
Evacaroe along, with stately step and
slow, the same old girl I used to see,
some twenty years ago. She's rather
tired of heaven now. so oft she's been
up there, so, oft, mid green and crimson
lights she's climbed the golden stair; so
often she's been borne away by angels
mild and meek, who bear her to the
golden gates for seven bucks a week;
these angles as they walked the street,
seemed burdened .with their woe; the
same old gang I used to see some twenty
years ago. There is no change in Old
Legree, that man of wrath and sin; he
wears the same somebrero and has slug
gers on his chin; the ice on which Eliza
scoots is what we used to know the
same old ice that wouldn't melt some
twenty years ago.
From the BicaaL
Mrs. Patrick Oleeson. one of the f aw
remaining pioneer settlers of Shell Greek
township, is seriously ill with .troubles
incident to old age.
Miss MaggieO'Neil.'pf OoTueabus.wss
calling on her many friends at this place
Sunday. Miss O'Neil is taking a coarse
to perfect herself as a trained nurse.
Miss Eilene Kavanaugh cease up from
Columbus and while here was a'gaesc at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. BL W. Gentle
man. She returned home Wednesday.
Miss Edith Barnes, the young lady of
Shell Creek township who was a contes
tant in Um Omaha News' recent prize
scheme, drew the second prize, a $160.00
Mr. John Cousins, of Platte Center,
and Miss Kate M. Biley of ' OolumbuF,
were married at St. Boaaveotura's
cnuron in Columbus, Toeedsy morning,
Father Marceliaus oScistiug. .The
groom was attended by hie brother
Frank and the bride by her sister Clara.
,A wedding reception was given at the
home of the bride's parents. The groom
is a prosperous young farmer, living
some three, miles west of here. The
bride is a daughter of Mr. and His. John
Biley, who, nntil recently lived in this
neighborhood. The happy people arrived
here on Wednesday evening's, train and
immediately drove out to their home. -
Mr. John Liebig and Miss LenaEbner
.were married at St. Joseph's . eharcb,
Wednesday morning, by Rev. F. -Laborious.
The bride was attended by .Miss
Clara L. Shepard. of Des Moines, Iowa,
and the groom was attended by his
brother Joseph! After the ceremony
they repaired to the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ebner, near
Oconee, where the wedding break fact
was served. Ttye wedding festivities
were enjoyed throughout the day and
well into the night, over three hundred
guests being present. Ontof towngaests
were Miss Clara L. Shepard, Miss Lena
Litchenegger and Mrs. L. Gates, all from
Des Moines, Iowa.
The village board met Tuesday night,
and the principal business done was the
consideration of the saloon licenses. It
was understood that there would be but
two licenses granted, same as last year,
and there were but two applicants, H.
O. Scbeidel and Frank G. Reilly, the
same parties that bad licensee last year.
The fee was continued at $1,250. Schei
del's application was acted on favorably
and a license granted him. In BeiUy'e
case they refused to grant him a license
because he desired to move into the
brick building, from whioh he moved
last spring because the board would not
allow him to run there, and for the same
reason as not, viz: the building ia owned
or controlled by a brewing company.
The result is that Reilly turned the key
on his doors last night, his license ex
piring at that time. In the mean time
he has circulated a new petition, will
publish the required' number 'of times,
and if the board acts favorably ean open
up in fifteen days in the building where
he now is.
From the Democrat
Leo Gietzen of Columbus was attend
ing to business and calling on friends
and relatives in town the first of the
Paul Hockstak made a balloon ascen
sion and parachute drop Wednesday eve
ning. The'evening was calm and Paul
made a very pretty ascension.
H. J. Herbes has been quite seriously
ill this week with some sort of bowel
trouble. Walter, his son, was called
from Omaha Tuesday evening on account
of the illness of his father.
Ghas. Kortb, a young son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jas. Korth who reside west of town
injured one of his eyes quite badly last
Saturday morning in a peculiar way. He
took a shotgun and went out near, the
house to kill a rabbit, and in order to
get the desired aim through the brash it
was necessary for him to lie down on the'
ground. He shot and got the rabbit,
but he got something more than he'
figured on. There was so much kiok to
the gun that the hammer eame back and
struck him over the eye, cutting a liong
nasty gash. It was feared, that his eye
sight was injured so he was brought to
town for medical attention, and it was
found that the eye was all right,
recently came here from Ciuoago to
work, caused considerable exciiement
Tuesday forenoon at the home of Joe
Gaver southwest of town. Weiloeh and
his wife came from the old country a few
months ago and settled ia .Chicago, bait
having been unable to secure .work in
that city, they eame oat . here about-
three weeks ago and were ataying with
Mr. Gaver. Tuesday forenoon Wieloek
acted strangely and cut up some peculiar
capers around the house; finally, with
out hat or coat, be left the place on the
run. His wife thinking that she ooald
get him to go backj followediiitn and. in
a short time both of them disappeared,
as completely as though the ground .had
swallowed them. Mr. Gayer, was. at Tar
nov at the time and when he got home
and heard theparticalarsbe immediate
ly started out to find the missing' people.
Nobody seemed to'haveseen' them and.
the search was kept cp nntil jefaite Jtate".
in the evening when it wasiearnedthat
Wieloch and his wife were both at one
of the neighbors.
From the Eaterprise.
Milton, son of August Swansea, living
n Polk county died last Friday .night
J. J.'Shanahah was among the repre
sentatives from Claras at the eoaaty
seat last Monday. .Jerry was looking
after some money matters due Mil" for
work done on the bridgessooth of town.
Mrs. Charlie FSaraoe received a mes
sage 8aoday aaoraiag .front Lswiitos,
Moot., aaaouaciag the death of her
. Absolutely Pure
Tbm , mmiy Jmtdmg jfmwttmr
brother, H. C. James. Nothing was
learned as to what caused his death.
Many friends here deeply sympathize
with Mrs. Pisrson over the sudden d
nuse of her brother.
J. L. Zwiebel and son Roy were pas
sengers toPapilhou last Saturday where
they visited with the mother of J. L
On Sunday Mrs. Zwiebel who is seventy
three years old entertained 13 guests in
honor of her birthday, for two meals
makiag all the preparations by herself.
The Enterprise was remembered with
large budget of cake "and it was just
like mother used to make." We wish
her many more such pleasant gatherings.
We were informed thatmany useful and
beautiful presents were given her in re
membrance of the occassion.
Froa the Scad.
Her friends and neighbors did not for
get Grandma Holden's birthday anni
versary last Tuesday. They were on
hand with good cheer and refresbmenta
Mrs. R. S. DickenBon of Columbus wss
up to help along.
Another move has been made on the
part of the Union Pacific to maintain
their right of way in the 400 foot strip of
land. We hear that they had Martin
Karges, jr., of near Duncan arrested for
plowing inside- the 200 foot sUip adjoin
ing his land. Martin claimed that bis
land was granted to the state by the
government for school purposes prior to
the grant to the original rialroail com
pany and is contesting the matter in the
courts. Every land owner interested in
in this matter should go to Martin's aid
and help him fight it through.
Last Saturday morning" "just about 2
o'clock, Walter Oremeen and Roy Friz'
zell were returning from a Calico party
at Fred Linds of Beulsb, when a tug
dropped, the carriage tongue fell and
the horses got frightened. The carriage
was rolled over twice' and the horses
done the rest. In the carriage were
Walter Cremeen and wife, Roy Frizzel),
and Clara and Mable Oremeen. All the
ladies escaped with slight injuries. Wal
ter Cremeen had his right shoulder dis
located. Boy was injured about the hips
and the carriage was smashed into
smithereens. . Take it all in all. the
young folks got off lucky, although the
expenses do not look small.
Friday evening, April 24, 1908, the
first wedding'ever held in Sand office
occurred . It was also the first time that
Justice J. E.Howlaad had officiated at
such an important affair. To say that
he did it with neatness and dispatch,
and in a manner that would put the or
dinary mininsterial officer to shame
would be .putting ,it mild. The only
thiagtnatheTorgottodo was to kiss
the bride, and we do not understand that
omission, for she looked good enough to
kiss. However, we suppose the judge
was too bashful. Mr. Pearl Antrim, son
of G. F. Antrim, one of Merriok county V
most substantial farmers, and Miss Litlie
Knowles of lows, were married by Judge
Howlandat 8:25 in the Sand office in the
presence of a few friends. They will re
side on a farm a few miles west of Silver
Creek and the oongratulations of this
paper folkwm them.
From the World.
A. little girl .arrived at the Henry
Losake home south of town last Tuesdsy.
Miss Bean, who teaches south of town.
-went to. Columbus Saturday for a visit
wltn nome folks.
A little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.
Blackburn met with an unfortunate
accident on Thursday of last week.
While trying to save a younger sister
.from being struck by a swinging corn
cnoaoor, wnicn was being .blown to and
fro by.tbe.wind, she wss struck by the
doorJierselfand received a severe frac
ture of the limb just, above the ankle.
Dr. Lowery was called and reduced the
On Wednesday of this week we receiv
ed a .postal card addressed to the Leigh
.World..from. the Colfax County Agri
cultural. Association, bearing the date,
August, 1889. The card ia much dis
figured and soiled and has evidently
been lodged in some post office for the
past nineteen years; presumably at
8chuylr, asitwaa mailed' there' last
Tuesday and received here the following
day. It will be preserved by us as a
lYoat the Gaastta.
A gsaeral tnerchandies store, it is said,
willsooabe opened in" the old Derby
building by a firm from Platte Center.
Al Braadsaburg lost another valuable
horta Sunday sight, making over seven
hundred dollars lossjthis year by horses.
Notwithstanding ReV.Gideou's efforts
to have the ladies remavetheir hats dur
ing church services, we notice that "hats!"
carry the day, especially at the morning
services.. Should men wear their "der
bys" in ohurch and hide the preacher
from their view, wouldn't the fair sex
Selling a rotten or a partial Iv rotten
egg, or an incubator egg means a $10 to
$100 fine if t'ue law is enforced. It also
means staying in jail until the money is
raised to pay the tine. Such is' the inter
pretation placed on the Nebraska pure
food law by J. H. Rushton and Sanies
A Clark of Omaha and Morris Friend
of Lincoln, a committee appointed by the
Nebraska Butter and . Egg Association
to assist Food Commissioner Johnson in
enforcing the law.
TALE OF TWO TOTS
HAPPY, THOUGH THINLY CLAD
AND COLD. '
Deep Drifts and Flying Snow of Little
Moment And Think of Itl
A Whole Penny to
They were plodding through the
snow during the storm, little tots who
were thinly clad, with blue faces and
big bright eyes. Their little baby fin-'
gere were peeping out "of ragged mit
tens, wet with snow. Their shoes
were filled with snow, because the
buttons were oft at the top, and the
tops -were loose.
4 One. of them was a little girl about
six years old. She wore a calico dress
and her stockings were patched with
darning marks from knee to ankle.
Around her neck she wore a woman's
fur neck piece of the style of ten years
ago. The other was a boy, and his
thin little legs were covered "by trou
sers which bore the signs of home
tailoring. He swung his arms against
his body for a full minute.
"Why don't you do this?" he asked.
"It's a dandy way to git warm."
"'Cause girls can't act that way."
lisped the other little tot. '.'Mamma
says it ain't ladylike."
But she eyed her companion with
evident envy. The pair trudged, along,
stumbling over "drifts and shading
their eyes from the flying snow. ' As
the girl held an arm before her eyes
the snow was blown into her sleeve,
leaving her arm chafed red.
An automobile whisked by, and
through the glass windows, the tots
saw two other children, cozy and rosy
"Gee," said the boy, "It would be
fine to ride In one of them."
"But just think if they tipped over,"
said the little philosopher by bis side.
"And we ain't got far to go."
They came to a crossing, and turned
to cross the street. A prancing team
passed them, held In check by a uni
formed coachman. The little girl
skipped out of harm's way just In the
nick of time.
"Let's run," said the boy.
And they ran through the snow,
piled high on the walks, until the girl
"Gee," said the boy, "you ain't much
of a runner."
-He stretched his little legs and ran
away half a block ahead of her. The
girl stopped, breathless, and half-crying.
The boy stopped, and stood throw
ing snowballs at a signboard, trying
to look unconcerned. When the .girl
stopped again he looked' back. Run
ning quickly, to meet her, he threw hi3
arms around her, half crying himself.
"Gee," he said, "don't cry. Tou
don't have to be a runner. I like you,
anyway. Girls ain't got to run. I've
got a penny."
The girl stopped crying. Her face
"Can you spend it, really?" she
"Bet I can. I earned It, shovelin'
"Then I guess I am able to walk as.
far as the candy .store," she said.
And away they went, the girl and
the boy, cold forgotten, hand In' hand.
"I like you, if you do make me run."
whispered the woman of six. Milwau
kee Free Press.
Awful Punishment of Murderers.
So late as the year 1831 the two
Mavromlchaelis, who slew Count Capo
d'llstra, the. first president of Greece,
were Immured within close.brick walls
built around them up to their chins
and supplied with salted food, but no
drink, until they died: Damiens, who
attempted the life of King Louis XV
of .France, was first barbarously tor
tured and then torn to pieces by wild
horses. This punishment was carried
out In one of the principal squares of
Paris March 28, 17S7. Ravaillacr who
assassinated Henry IV. of France, suf
fered s.alaiilar .flits.
CURIOUS ACCIDENTS. CAU$ID BY
Sudden Thaw . Use psnslbls far Traa
sdisa in All Parts of the Earth
Remarkable Disaster en the
Zulser, , Zee.
.Although scores of lives. are lost
.yearly as a result of rash skaters ven
turing oaMce too thin "to bear their
. weight, yet the-worst tragedies of
.frost are by a carious contradiction
.those caused by thaw,, says' Pear-
. sou's. Weekly.
In February, four yearsagp, there
,wasa tremendous frost on the conti
nent The' Vistula, among other
.rivers, was covered vrttlTfics of im
jBenss thicksets," and when the thaw
"came aad ' the bonds of frost were
loosened the roaring river became
.choked -with gigantic .dams ot ice.-
In Galicia, near Sxcueith. the floes
grounded ia a. shallow part of the
stream and instantly a vast barrier of
Ice began to fear itself; while .behind
it the choked river swelled, into a
mighty lake, and. pouring over Its
banks, Inundated the flat country for
'. width of 19 miles.
A regiment of sappers, armed with
dynamite, arrived by special teals,
but their efforts were of little use.
iWlthla 24 hours no fewer than ten
villages were, under water, 800 fam
ilies were homeless, and nearly 70 peo
'pie were drowned.
A dreadful disaster was that which
happened a couple of winters ago at
-Wieringen. on the Zulder Zee. This
great' shallow Inland sea of brackish
.water usually fresses every winter for
a' long distance' out One January
evening a number of people were
amusing themselves skating off the
village,, some at a considerable 4 dis
tance from shore, when' suddenly 9
great floe, acres in extent, cracked
away from the rest of the Ice, and a
rapidly widening lane of water di
vided a dozen skaters from ' the
Some plunged In and swam back,
but seven were .carried out to sea on.
the floating Ice. Those on shore..
rushed for boats, but here the frost
"completed its deadly work. The-
boats were too tightly frozen. Into the
. sand of the beactt. to be moved, and by
the time one was loosened it was
"dark. Next day the unhappy skaters
were found frozen to death.
On the low, sandy shores of Lake
.Michigan stands the village of Sand
point, a little place of wooden-built
, houses, which Is oddly enough In
habited only In winter. Its people are
fishermen who catch their prey by
cutting .holes in the ice when the.
la'ke freezes. One night in February,
1907, a tremendous gale arose, and,
before the sleeping inhabitants of five
-of these little boxlike dwellings knew
.what had happened, their homes,
which were built without foundations,
.were blown on, to the ice, and weut
sliding out at a great speed across
the frozen surface. One house
-dropped into a water hole and its in
habitants were drowned, but the
others, fortunately, brought up safe
against the edge of a long cape which
runs out crescent fashion almost op
posite the village.
One of the most amazing tragedies
of frost occurred In Colorado on a
-February day 12 years ago. The tem
perature was far below zero, but the
air dry and clear and the sun shin
ing with amazing brilliancy. Five
"people, who were driving together'
'across the tract of forest reserve
known as North park, d(d not really
feel the cold.
Suddenly the distant mountains dis
appeared in a white mist and the
"sun lost Its brilliancy. Presently one
of the women put her hand up to her
'cheek, crying out that something
hid stung her. A breeze began to
blow and the. air became charged
with a mist of fine particles which
-glistened like diamond dust. They saw
a settler, his face covered in a shawl,
signaling to them furiously. They
.drove to his house and he hurried
them in. Before morning all the
party was dreadfully ill and one wom
an was dead. This fog is of fine ice
particles, so intensely cold that they
reach the lungs without melting. The
Indians justly call this strange phe
nomenon the white death.
Spain In America.
Not to know the history of Spain is
not to know the history of America.
The discoveries of the early explorers
and colonizers are deeply Imbedded In
the records of the Spanish empire at
its mightiest period. The language
they brought to tlUs hemisphere still
prevails through an area on this side
of the Atlantic almost four times that
of the United States. Our coast line
bristles with Spanish names from
.Florida to the Straits of Vancovuer.
Even to-day in our own southwest sev
eral hundred thousand of our citi
zens use the Spanish tongue.
The barrier of language has been
the great obstacle to a better knowl
edge of and sympathy with people and
things of Spanish origin. Only lately
has the Spanish language been in
cluded hi our school courses. Few
Americans among the hosts of an
.nual tourists have been Induced to see
'Spala with their own eyes and know
'its people. iv
Save Us, from Our Friends.
"Dubley bought a horse the othei
say aad M
'Tes; horribly stuck, wasn't he!"
"Ah, you've seen the horse?"
"No, but he told me he 'was going tc
buy one from 'a friend who Is In the
In Musical Pittsburg.
"Mr. Jinks, we want you to decide
"Happy to decide. I'm sure."
"Was that last selection something
classical, or was it the orchestra tun
ing up?" Pittsburg Post
She Knew Htr Worth.
. "Would you be angry if I wanted to
kiss your -- -
' "Why,, no. I don't see how yom caa
halp wasting ts,"
and at moderate
us show you
these new roods
219-21-23 West Eleventh St.
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xtorn jsros. ..h
Satisfaction Gnnranfeed '-i
xnu. ruooe otzi or. azi- a
Date can be made at the r-r
We in ite all who desire choice
steak, and the very best cuts of
all other meats jto 'call si. bur
market on Eleventh street" We
also handle poultry and fish and
oysters in season;
S.E MARTY & CO.
Telephone No. 1. - Columhu. N.
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