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In order to contribute our share toward your Fourth
of July pleasures and comforts at Columbus, and to
show you the manner in which we care for our patrons,
I have arranged to bring our private car, "Tenza,"
here, and it will be found at the Union Pacific depot
on Olive street. You are urged to call and inspect it.
The car will remain here until our next excursion to
the Tramping Lake District of Canada,
at which time it will leave Columbus direct for Can
ada. Arrange to accompany us on this trip. It is a
real pleasure to travel with us. We are making the
unusually low rate of $25 for the round trip, which
will be refunded to purchasers of land.
Crop conditions were never better, settlers were never
more contented, prospects never brighter. Be sure 4 to
join us JULY 7th, and notify me in advance, if possi
ble, so I can arrange for your accommodation. This,
however, is not necessary, only permitting me to ar
range my plans in advance.
LUCE LAND COMPANY, Ltd.
CHftS. L. DICKEY, Representative
Office with Becher, Hockenberger & Chambers.
Oir Folk County Friend.
Mra, Lula Pheasant has gone over to
Pierce, to spend a few weeks visiting her
brother Ii. E. PheaBent, M. D.
H. Li. Mickey, one of the prominent
farmers of the valley, was enjoying the
sunlight apd shadows of Columbus last
Mrs. Jennie Rathbun came over from
Columbus, to visit with her mother and
to look after her real estate interests.
She was like the pilgrim, and could juBt
tarry for a night.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Carson drove over
to Columbus last Saturday, and back on
Sunday. Will gets about all the riding
that he can stand anyway for he is the
R. P. D. carrier out of Oaceola, but he
took the good lady of the house over to
consult one of Columbus's physicians.
County Judge H. H. Campbell has
been carrying' a pocket book that looked
as though an elephant stepped on it, it
was flattened out so,but it was replen
ished last week, for the Judge issued the
necessary papers to wed to Miss Ida Belle
Erickson and Joseph O. L. Hirsch. and
to Miss Effie Alida Carlson and Mr. Her
man A. Jones.
Among the distinguished postmasters
that were present at the Chicago G. O.
P. convention, besides the gentlemen
from Polk, was Postmaster Carl Kramer
of Col ambus. Carl was a delegate to
the M. W. A. convention at Peoria, 111.,
and Chicago is in the same state, and so
two birds could be killed with one stone,
or it did not cost much extra to take in
- both of the shows.
Polk county Prohibitionists are wond
erfully pleased, that they are going to
get "Our Charlie" C. H. Lindburg of Polk
for state auditor, and Henry T. Hocken
berger of Columbus for secretary of state .
The ticket is a good one that was endors
ed at Lincoln last week, and more espe
cially these two gentlemen that we have
mentioned. Don't forget to vote for
them in the primaries in September.
The Jarmin's have a doctor in the
family now; Ernest C. Jarmin, M. D.,
and last week the state board of health
created him his license to practice in the
tote. We are glad to say that Ernest
passed as good an examination before
the board as any of them, and besides
Ernest, George G. Flippin of Stroms
burg, also received a license to practice,
and we presume his shingle will read,
George C. Flippin, M. D. Stromsburg,
There are to be numerous celebrations
of the Glorious Fourth in Polk county.
Every city is going it alone. Some of
our people are wearing the Silver Creek
booster 4th buttons, but when the whole
matter is sumed up, it is predicted that
Columbus will catch more Polk county
people at their celebration, than any
place within fifty miles. Special trains
are provided, and all roads lead to that
city on the 4th. Now then, put that in
your pipe and smoke it.
There will be no celebration of the
Foarth on the east of us in the county
this year, and the probability is that
there will be none west of Omaha until
you get to Osceola, and so this burg is
getting ready to give the visitors ' 'the
time of their life." We doubt very much
if there will be much of a celebration
west of Omaha until you get to Colum
ns, and those people over there are to
have a red hot time. All the people on
valley will go to Columbus.
This aolamn has heretofore mentioned
the fact that Miss Daisy Kunkell, one of
the best teachers in Omaha, is spending
bee vacation with her parents. Mr. and
Mra. D. H. KunkelL It has been the
eastern of the school commissioners of
0aha to elect Boat of theteachera
vary yaar. Tkera war W &
at their meeting last week. Miss Kun
kell was re-elected as teacher and placed
in the list of teachers that don't have to
be elected every year bnt are elected for
as long as they desire to teach. Miss
Daisy has received that honor and her
friends are congratulating her..
Route Jo. L
The paper-hangers and painters have
finished work on H. B. Reed's new home.
Frank Luchsiner shipped a car load
of hogs to the South Omaha market
John Mohlmann, one of the prosper
ous farmers on the route, has just com
pleted a large new hay barn.
J. E. Hays has faith in lightning rods
as conductors of electricity, and has 'had
his new house decorated with copper
Farmers are now waging war against
the weeds and grass in the corn fields,
and a few more days of sunshine will en
able them to win a victory and place the
fields in good condition for the crop to
There are some very olever people on
this route, who always try and make it
pleaeant for the rural carrier. Promin
ent among them is a young lady, who
presented the carrier one day this week
with a basket of cherries.
Last Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Miller and daughter arrived home after
an absence of six weeks on the Pacific
coast. During their absence they visit
ed Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, Spokane
and other places of interest.
Boats Xo. 5.
Frank Jarecki bought a new corn sheM
L. H. Hahn was called to York on
Two inches of rain fell during the
storm Monday night.
Miss Phoeba Bryan, who has been
visiting friends in Omaha, returned home
Otto Erntz is doing good work with
the road drag between the Loup and
Will Houser is doing some excellent
work by filling up the holes in the Klause
grade, and using the drag on the road
between his place and the Platte river.
As usual the bridge over the Platte is
considered unsafe. The sentiment is
growing that all bridges over the Platte
and Loup should be made state bridges,
and constructed and kept in repair at the
expense of the state.
Nels Jenson's house is nearly ready
for the mason work.
Fred Nordgren and family were visit
ing at John Swanson's Sunday.
Mrs. John Swanson and Miss Minnie
Swanson returned Thursday from Sur
prise, where they had been visiting
Andrew Thoning was shelling corn for
Fred Nordgren and Nels B. Johnson the
other day. He uses a ten-horse power
We have had a few days good corn
growing weather now and corn is doing
well. Wheat is very good. Don't think
rust will hurt it unless more rain sets in.
If you contemplate a trip to California,
with its lovely seaside resorts, orange
groves, beautiful gardens, and quaint
old Missions, the pleasantest, and most
comfortable way to these magical soenea
is via the Union Pacific Reduoad rates
in effect this summer. Fast trains,
short line, no delays. Inquire of E. G.
lette e. 3.
Cal Nelson has moved into hit new
home on Route 3.
The heavy wind Monday night upset
several hay stacks along the route..
Chicken thieves have been plying their
vocation on the northwest part of the
Miss Lillie Siems of Columbus, is a
guest at the home of Peter Lutjens this
Otto Drunken left for Leigh last Sat
urday where he will assist his brother at
the oarpenter business.
J. H. Randall has accomplished some
good work with a steel drag on the Meri
dian and Monestary roads in Columbus
The home of L W. Albers was the
scene of a social gathering last 8unday',
which called together the young people
of the neighborhood.
August Groves, who has been working
for Peter Lutjens, has resigned his posi
tion and moved to Columbus where he
will engage in the real estate business.
Batcbelor Hagman was agreeably sur
prised by the young folks of his neigh
borhood last Thursday who invaded his
home for an evening of enjoyment. The
host felt complimented by the call of his
young friends and invited them to repeat
it as often, as they desired.
A. M. Mahaffey has improved the ap
pearance of his house by giving it a coat
of paint. Mahaffey is one of Platte
county's farmers who takes pride in his
home surroundings and hopes to enjoy
continued prosperity under the adminis
tration of William Howard Taft.
CoaMeaeeaent Exercises at St. Fran
The commencement exercises at St.
Francis Academy were held Monday
morning, June 22d, at 9-30. The pro
gram was as follows:
KroennngB-Marach (aus der Opar: "Der
Prophet") J. Meyerbeer
Piano Agnes Dineen. Theresa Magnlll
Violin Frank Walker, Mary Ryan, Ella
Mandolin Veronica Dineen, Mary Fitz
aimmons Welcome "Anniversary Song," Selected
Piano Mary McDiritt
History Teacher of Mankind... Lonise Wagner
O Dn mein holder Abendstern Recit. nnd
Romanze (ans der Oper: "Tannbaeser")
Perseverance- -The Sseret of Success
. Roby Walsh
Oar Flag-Song Selected
Piano Nellie Ryan
Discipline of Difficulties Cecilia Brenn
Lea Sept Estoiles Arranged and Dedicated
to the Class of 1908 by Irene Brega
Guitar Irene Brega
First the Usefnl thea the Ornamental
Einzng der Gaeste anf Wartburg (ana der
Oper: "Tannbaeser") Franz Liszt
Piano Lena Eberhardt
Silver Bells of Memory Song Selected
Piano Irene Brega
Valedictory "The Bow of Promise,"
Graduating honors were bestowed
upon the following young ladies. Lit
erary course Misses Louise Wagner,
Ruth Walsh, Cecilia Brenn, Ruby Walsh
and Rose Walker. Music Piano VI
class Misses Rose Walker and Lena
Eberhardt. Guitar, VI olaas Miss
Following is a list of unclaimed mail
matter remaining in the post office at
Columbus, Nebraska, for the period end
ing June 24, 1908:
Letters Miss Jennie Craig. W S
Doesch & Co, Ed Eisfeld, Miss Ada
Foote, Miss Grace Horner, GjM Hoffman,
B M Robinson, RC Scotch, NStaroatka,
Miss Emma Soeski, S H Shanklin, Josie
Zvch. Cards Miss Clara Outer, Miss
Stella Morgan, Harry Nielaon, Miss
Parties calling for any of the above
will please say advertised.
Cam. Kraxeb, P. M.
A meeting of the stockholders of the
Nebraska Central Irrigation Company,
is called for Monday, June 29th, 1908, at
8 p. m., at the office of the Elevator
Roller Mills Co. , Columbus, Nebr. Pur
poses of the meeting are: Elections;
reports of President and General Mana
ger, Secretary and Treasurer; a proposal
and program for consolidation.
H. E. Babcock, President.
To the Public.
We, the undersigned butchers of Co
lumbus, will not deliver meat on the
Fourth of July. Place your order for
Saturdays' supply of meat on Friday.
S. E. Marty & Co.
C. H. Buschman.
Itmrriaf e licenses.
Levi A. Messeramith,Marlbank,Neb. 27
Katie M.Biedinger, Humphrey 22
Howard A. Harris, Rising City, Neb. . 36
Gertrude A. Marker, Osceola 20
William A. Babe, Mankato, Minn .... 24
Mabel Glenn, Mankato, Minn 24
Republicans are invited to meet with
the Taft League, Friday evening, June
26th, at 8 o'clock, in the basement of the
Commercial Bank building.
R. S. Dickinson, Chairman.
Sunday school 10 a. m. There will be
no other services owing to union meet
ings in M. E. church.
Rev. D. W. Reinhart, Pastor.
lam Per Sale.
The Kerr estate, se 1-4 1-18-3 west, six
miles due north of Monroe. Call on or
address Mrs. O. R. Watts. Monroe, Neb.
Vew Lias to Yellowstone Park.
Tourists may now go right to the edge
of the Park via this new and scenic liae
Only by a trip to Yellowstone can the
tourist comprehend its endless variety
and stupendous grandeur.
Very low round-trip rates to this resort
ia effect this cummer via the Union
Pacific and its connections.
For information regarding the new
line to Yallnwstnn ianniM in a.
ntter the Theater
STEP INTO THE
A Cool Glass of Beer
An orderly placer ev
ery thing neat and clean.
We strive to please' our
patrons with the best of
W. L. BOETTCHER
A RARE OLD BIBLE
ONE COPY PRINTED AT MAYENCE
IN THE YEAR 1450.
Now One of the Greatest Bibliograph
ic Curiosities Vulgate Prepared
in England in the Neighbor
hood of the Year Me.
The first attempt at printing, at
Mayence, in 1450 was a copy of the
Vulgate, wood characters being used,
which contained only the principal
'parts of the Old and New Testaments.
This is the so-called "BIblia Pauper
um," one of the rarest bibliographic
curiosities, a copy of which was bought
by the duke of Devonshire in 1815,
who paid only 201 for it
England occupies a prominent place
In the history of the Vulgate and in its
preservation, as, the purest text being
in Milan, Naples and in the southern
provinces. Archbishop Theodore and
his companion. Hadrian, abbot of a
monastery near Naples, went to Eng
land in 668, taking with them some
of these Bibles. Besides, just at that
time Benedict Biscop and Ceolfrid.
traveling between Rome and England,
brought in other pure Vulgate texts,
which were copied and reproduced in
the monasteries of Wearmouth and
Jarrow, not only for local use, but to
be spread by missionaries in foreign
countries, especially Germany, France
and Switzerland, and, strange as it
may seem, even back to Italy. But
what is stranger still is that these
copies, known under the name of
Northumbrian texts, had been tran
scribed with such exactness that when
they returned to Italy they were found
to be prrer than the Italian copies,
which meanwhile had degenerated.
One of the attempts to revive the Vul
gate was made by Charles the Great,
who intrusted the work to an Eng
lishman, Alculn, who finished it in
In the century after the invention of
printing the circulation of faulty Bi
bles assumed such proportions that the
necessity was felt of establishing an
official edition. A handsome volume,
in 1590, took the name of the Sixtine
Bible, from Sixtus V., and had as
preface the famous Bull, "Aeternus
ille," establishing that this Bible be
considered as "true, lawful, authentic
and unquestioned." Sixtus V. died al
most immediately after, and only two
years later Clement VIII. ordered that
every copy of the Sixtine Bible be de
stroyed, and published another called
the "Clementine." It seems that Sixtus
V. had himself revised the work of the
commission, hurting the feelings of the
members and offending the Jesuits,
who never rested until they obtained
the suppression of the Sixtine Bible,
now one of the rarest books in the
Leo XIII. created the commission
"De Re Blbllca," presided over by
Cardinal Rampolla. for the study of
the Scriptures, but It remained an
academic body, while Pius X. desired
to transform it Into an institution for
practical work. So, on April SO, 1907,
Cardinal Rampolla wrote a letter to
Dom Hildebrand de Hemptlnne, ab
bot primate of the Benedictines, who
used to live in England, intrusting the
new revision of the Vulgate to them,
and straightway appointing Abbot Gas
quet as head of the committee. The
English abbot admirably fulfills the
requirements of so responsible a po
sition. To vast, profound culture he
adds the temperament of a great
worker and a love for accuracy and
detail. Pall Mall Magazine.
The Slippery Pronoun.
Many are the circumlocutions which
have been devised by civilized races in
order to avoid the bluntness of direct
address. In fact, it may be said that
at the moment when a nation standard
izes Its language it begins to have
trouble with its pronouns.
'Thou" has. of course, become ob
solete, except in prayer, although it
flourishes colloquially In the north of
England. The second persou plural It
substituted. In parts of the south
"you-all" is heard, a further step
toward refined eluslveness.
In France and Germany "thou" has
been retained in familiar or semi-contemptuous
speech. In Spain and Italy,
on the other hand, the third person if
substituted habitually in place of it
Dangerous Bathing Companions.
That bathing in Manila bay might
be considered a doubtful joy by most
people is proved by the following from
the Manila Times: "Manila bathers
have generally scoffed at repeated
warnings against sharks In Manila
bay. Not long ago Capt R. M. Lasala,
whose residence Is on Malate beach,
reported a large shark seen close ts
the beach from his house. The launch
Niaa of the Manila Navigation and
Transportation Company has just
brought to the company's offices a saw
fish found stranded at Salinas. Cavtte
The sawfish measures from the end
of the saw to the end of its tail just
12 feet end from tip to tip of its
fins measures 4 feet It would seem
to behoove bathers, ssore especially
those who are in the habit of swim
ming front ships la the bay, to ex
TOPIC Nearest to her heart.
Whether or Net He Was Married In
terested the Girl Chiefly.
Seeking to know how best to inter
est her In my conversation, I hied me
to the wise man, who spoke and said:
"Speak thou of many things. So long
as she ejaculates, the subject thou
must change; but when she asks a
question, then will you know the topic
that is nearest to her heart"
Whereupon I returned unto the
maiden and lifted my voice most tune
fully into speech.
"I was talking to a friend of mine
as I came along the street" remarked
I unto her. "He is a writer of books
and has seen the strangest sights and
She turned to me the face of inno
cence, but nothing said.
"He has traveled in distant lands,
has sailed the seas and triumphed o'er
the mountain tops. He has braved the
snows of Alaska and the tropic sun
of the Amazon. India has been his
stamping ground, and over China has
he widely roamed."
"Just to think!" she cried.
"He has studied the picture gal
leries of the whole wide world: Lon
don, Vienna, Paris, Florence; he knows
them from vestibule to roof column,
base and architrave."
"The idea!" she cried.
"He has slept in the house where
Dickens was born and has paid his
pilgrimage to the room where the
great Thackeray breathed his last He
has sat at the table whereon Balzac
wrote, and Kipling and he are the most
"You don't say!" she cried.
"He was a war correspondent and
made a record in the Boer war. At
Port Arthur he ran the blockades both
by land and sea and twice was left for
dead upon the field."
"Gracious!" she cried.
"Before that he was a dramatic
critic, and the boldest actor trembled
at the words that he might say. He
knew the stars that twinkled in the
firmament and all the minor constella
tions on the broad and great white
"Fancy!" she cried.
"He has hunted the tiger in India
and the elephant in Africa. He has
tracked the lion to its lair and the leop
ard to its den."
"You don't say!"
Whereat I paused, breathless and
discomfited, for never an interrogation
had she made, and vainly did I cudgel
my mind for the topic that was near
est to her heart but as I was about to
make retreat, lo, she raised her face
"Is. he married?"
The Woman and the Feline.
A western judge let us hope he
had been singularly unfortunate in
his female relatives recently re
marked that all women were cats.
Women read that press dispatch
everywhere, one morning, and for a
few hours at least the ears of that
judge must have burned, writes Isabel
Gordon Curtis, in Success Magazine.
Still, there are women who Indorsed
his judgment, although they feel that
he might have qualified his remark
and said: "Some women are cats."
One can't help wondering why poor
pussy, from time Immemorial, should
have been picked out as the prototype
of a mean, treacherous, back-biting
woman, for a cat which is well-fed and
kindly treated is a lovable animal,
and. queerly enough, it is the animal on
which most women lavish their love.
A man who studies the traits of dumb
creatures tells us, however, that the
female cat treats the species of her
own sex in a peculiarly mean and
vicious manner. It bites instead of
backbiting, and, at the first throb of
jealousy, will scratch like a good fel
low. If that is so, we have to con
fess that there are cat-like women
everywhere, in the lowest rank of life
and in the highest, for we have had
cat-like queens; clever old Queen
Bess had many a pussy-cat trait
Sticking Pins in Paper.
The modern pin-making machine
works automatically and completes
the pin, with the exception of coloring
and polishing, without the aid of hu
man hands. In 1841 the device for
sticking pins In rows of papers was in
vented by Samuel Slocum of Connect!,
cut end put in use in the factory
where pins were made by Dr. Howe's
machine. It was later improved by
Thaddeus Fowler. This machine is de
scribed as scarcely less ingenious than
the pin-making invention. By the use
of these devices the total pin product
in this country, chiefly in Connecticut,
was a little over 50.000,000 gross ia
1900, of which about 47,500,000 were
ordinary pins, about 1,500.000 were
safety pins and about 1,000,000 were
The Melodrama Again.
The beautiful heroine stamped her
tiny foot on the tiger-skin rug.
"And you dare deceive me?" she
hissed. "Didn't you make a vow that
you would never tell me another bare
In reply the heavy villain flashed
a pair of automobile goggles from his
pocket and put them on.
"And I have kept my vow, Helene
Hominy. I am barefaced no longer."
With a cry of despair the beau
tiful heroine jumped Into the paste
A Relief to Both.
"At last," he sighed, "we're alone.
I've been hoping for this chance."
"So have I," said she very frankly.
"Ah! you have guessed, then, that
I wanted to tell yon that I loved you."
"Yes; and I want to say 'No' and get
It over with."
Howies Hallo, Salter; I suppose
yon are going to write my book down
as a tissue of crass inaptitudes, eh?
Salter Pardon me, my dear sir; It
Is aot my habit to repeat what every
one Is saying. Town and Country.
A Last ef Wemeers."
California has many wonders, not the
least of which are the aumeroae natural
bridges and caves of no little interest;
the Mammoth Cave of Calaveras, the
Alabaster Cave and the Crystal Palace
Cave. The Union Pacific will sell tickets
to these poiata at reduced rates this
stuasMr. InquireofE. G.Brown, agent.
J. H. GALLEY
20 Per Cent DISCOUNT
This Special June Discount Sale commences
JUNE 2fc 1908,
And continues one week. All goods throughout our
entire stock of
DRESS GOODS, SHOES, CAPS, HATS,
GENT'S FURNISHING GOODS,
LADIES' WAISTS AND
Will be offered at 20 per
sv it win yny yuu tu aueiiu
20 Per ct. Discount on
Men's and Boys' Clothing.
We are offering our entire stock of MEN'S AND BOYS' CLOTH
ING AT COST PRICE, as we are going out 0f the clothing bus
iness. A nice line to select from.
20 Per Cent Discount on
J. H. GALLEY
505 Eleventh St
The Wife's Morning Glory.
A writer in an exchange says: "The
finest compliment I have ever heard
told to a woman was by her husband,
and he said, in speaking of her: 'We
always think of her as a morning
glory, because she looks so bright
and cheery and pretty at the breakfast
"How many breakfast tables are
presided over by women who make no
effort to be dainty? and there are a
great number who are at once untidy
and even uncleanly to look at.
"The claim that household duties
keep women from looking well in the
morning is easily disproved, for In
many a household where the woman
gives a helping hand in the kitchen a
big apron will thoroughly protect her
dress, and then, too, cooking, unless
one makes it so, is never dirt' work.
"That woman commits an error who
looks uncared for and badly dressed
in the morning. The other woman,
who wears any old thing to the break
fast table, is also making a mistake,
for that is the time when the men
of the household ought to see a
woman at her best, and not specially
rely on her appearance in the evening,
when the soft and charitable light of
the gas will hide many defects."
His One Wish.
"Do you believe in ghosts?" asked
the man who resents all superstition.
"No, suh,' answered Mr. Eras t us
Pinkley. "An' all I's hopin is dat dem
ghos'es will lemme stay dat way 'stid
o' comin' aroun' tryln to convince
New and Scenic Line
One of the most beautiful spots in America. No matter
where you have traveled, or what you have
seen, here is a trip that will please
you as well, if not better.
VERY LOW ROUND-TRIP RATES
IN EFFECT THIS SUMMER
For Yellowstone Park Leaflet and information regard
ing the new direct line to Yellowstone, inquire of
E. Q. BROWN. Agent.
J. II. GALLEY
cent discount for one week.
Umbrella & Parsol
all Laces & Embroideries
Believed in Signs.
"Evangeline is an up-to-date girl,"
confided the young man in the pearl
"How so?" asked his friend.
"Why, in the parlor there is a cele
brated painting entitled 'The Kiss.'
I have been calling on her two years,
and I never noticed anything unusual
about that picture until last night."
"What did you notice?"
"What did I notice? Why, right
under it there was a sign: 'Do It
It was the leading lady's birthday.
"I don't care for any expensive pres
ents," she hinted. "If you would send
me a rose for each year, why "
But the leading man jumped two
feet in the air.
"A rose for each year!" he gasped.
"Why, roses are a dollar each and 1
only have $49 to my name."
And after that she never spoke to
him except during the play.
Through Echo, Weber and Ogdea
Canons, bristling with marvelous aceaee
of western grandeur, across great Salt
Lake, down the Humboldt Valley and
over the wondronsly beautiful Sierra
Aevadas, via Union Pacific every day on
"The Overland Limited," electric light
ed, one of the finest trains across tbe
American continent. Inquire of E. Q.
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