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RELIABLE GOODS AT
405 11th Street,
From tli Stntittuinn.
W. M. Jackaon was able to come to
town Tuesday, the first time since bieng
sick with appendioitia.
Mrs. I. B Potter died in the hospital
at Columbus last Sunday afternoon,
from an illness extending more thau a
year. She whb taken from her home at
Mndison to the hospital at Columbus
about two weeks before her death, and
the best of treatment given, but death
claimed her. Interment was made in
the Olausen Cemetery at Madisou.
From the Tins.
Miss liazel From, returned to her
home at Columbus Saturday, accom
panied by Miss Lizzie Qreen whose
guest she wi while in Genoa.
J. W. Gordon drove to Oconee Sun
day and boarded the train at that place
for Col u tubus, in search of runaway
pupils from the Indian school.
Mike Brown has secured the required
number of signers to his jietition and
will ask the Belgrade Village board to
grnut him a liquor license. Two former
aaloou men who conducted saloons last
year in Belgrade were unable to secure
the legal number of signers to their peti
Fiom the Democrat
P. T. Walker, of Columbus, wsb here
a couple of days this week visiting his
mother, Mrs. John Walker.
Mr. and Mrs. Ferd. Lachnit went down
to Columbus yesterday noon to visit a
couple of days with relatives and friends.
Francis Walker, of Columbus, and
Francis Dinneen. of Omaha, were in
town a couple of dajs the first of the
week, visiting with Mrs. John Walker.
Mrs. F. J. Pratt and two sons, Ken
neth and Donald, left Saturday noon for
Omaha, from which place, in company
with Miss Mamie Morgan they left oa
Wednesday evening for Montana for a
few months' recreation and to visit with
the Deegan family.
From the World.
Jacob Held, sr who was hurl in c run
away two weeks ago, was taken to Co
lumbus yesterday to receive treatment
at the hospital. Mr. Hold's condition is
no worse; this step was taken that it
may be more convenient for Dr. Evans
to care for him.
The glorious Fourth came to a sad
termination for Henry Brixius. While
returning home from the celebration at
Clarkson in company with the Smoot
boys he undertook to pass a team ahead
of him by driving to one side of the
road. The road was graded up quite
high, however, and as they struck a
little washout the buggy upset. Henry
was riding with his right leg hanging
out the buggy box and when the buggy
upset the entire weight fell upon that
limb breaking it in two places. He was
brought to Leigh and given the neces
sary medical attention and on Tuesday
morning Dr. Lowery accompanied him
to Omaha where he will receive treat
ment in a hospital.
In fact, for anything in the book
binding line bring your work to
ABOUT OUR NEIGH
BORS AND FRIENDS
CLIPPED FROM OUR
From the Nonpareil.
County Judge Peterson granted a li
cense to Geo. W. Woodbury, aged TO,
and Sgdie H. Higgins, aged 59, yester
day and then pronouueed the oerercony
which made them hut-band and wife.
The groom resides at Clarke and the
bride comes from North Bend.
The Stitzer dam at Ericson was finally
completed last week and the long await
ed lake is now a reality. Mr. Stitzer has
shown remarkable preserverar.ee under
distressingly discouraging circumstances
and his friends are hoping that the dam
this lime will prove to be as immovable
as the rock of Gibralter.
BR LL WOOD.
From the Gazette.
The crop of "Irish apples" this year is
going to be the best for years past. We
wouldn't be auprised to sea them sell in
market this fall at 25 ceuts a bushel and
Many of our readers will regret to
learn that H. I. Converse, who formerly
ran a lumberyard at Bell wood, died at
his home at Sbickley on Wednesday of
last week. He had been ill for some
time with dropsy.
Several Colcmbusitee, who evidently
had not got over the 4th, tried to show
Neul Smith how to shock wheat last
Suuday and in their attempt we learn
that some of them got considerably
marked up as Neal believes he knows
how to shock h'13 own grain.
From the Signal.
Miss Koee Walker returned to her
home at Columbus last Friday, after a
week's visit with relatives at this place.
Mre. Simon Fenton and daughter
Nellie drove to Columtms Wednesday to
spend the day with Mr. Feuton iu the
hospital. They report that Mr. Fenton
is growing much weaker and no signs of
Denny Roberts was the only one from
Platte Center who attended the demo
cratic convention at Denver this week.
He assured his friends before he left
that positively, under no consideration
would he accept the second place on the
Miss Agnes Carrig who has been a
guest at the home of her sister, Mrs. R.
W. Gentleman, the past two months, de
parted Wednesday for a brief visit with
her brother. Sheriff Carrig-, at Colum
bus, after which she will go to her home
A ride last Sunday through Shell creek
valley in Shell creek township, ami Shell
creek and Loseke creek valleys in Bis
mark township showed us thousands of
acres of as fine wheat and oats as ever
grew in Nebraska. We saw no poor
fields of wheat, but here and there were
small patches which showed too much
water. And a large percent of this
wheat was ready for the binder. The
corn did not look so promising. Very
few fields were as far advanced as they
should be, while in many of them the
corn was very small, and muoh of it
evidently had not been properly worked.
doubtless owing to ton much moisture.
From the Republican.
Monroe was certainly well represent
ed at Columbus the Fourth, a the
Union Pacific sold 150 round trip tickets
for the occasion.
Owen Parry and Henry Albers each
have about 150 head of fat hogs ready
for the market that will bring a good
sum of money at the present prices.
S. W. Lightner of Lynch, Neb., arriv
ed Wednesday for a short visit with the
home folks. He has partially recovered
from his reoent illness aud is taking it
easy for Jhe present.
The village board are going to have a
road drag used on the streets in the near
future. A number of towns have tried
these drags on their streets, and the re
sults have been gratifying, and no doubt
their use will greatly improve the streets.
Chas. Eelley sold a half interest in the
meat market to Jacob Smyer this week,
and the firm will be Eelley & Smyer,
After Monday Jake will conduct the
shop himself and Charlie will buy and
sell stock and look after the outside
Frank Potter made a flying trip to
North Platte Monday, returning Wed
nesday. Frank has sold out to Chas.
Mc Williams and is looking for a location
but did not get anything to suit him.
He says he saw wheat out west that
would make forty bushels to the acre.
H. I. Gipe of Gross, Neb., has pur
chased the Potter & Kelley grocery store
and an invoice was taken the first of the
week and possession given Wednesday.
The deal includes the store building,
and later on Mr. and Mrs. Gipe will pur
chase a residence in Monroe, making this
their permanent home. The mercantile
business is not new to them, and in the
fall they expect to add other lines. Be
fore locating here Mr. Gipe was in Mon
roe in the interest of the Modern Wood
men and had an opportunity to look over
the town and surroundings, and the im
pression gained decided him on locating
While the storm of Sunday afternoon
was threatening, there were several
sharp flashes, two of which struck in
this locality. At the Noris Fifield house,
occupied by Albert Fleming, the lightn
ing struck the ohimney and followed
down the stove pipe, knocking the plast
eriug off ami spliuteriug four boards.
The family were on the porch at the
time and did not feel the shock in the
least. At Lorenzo Lewis' home, east of
town, lightning struck the chimney and
followed down to the stove, scattering
kitchen utensils and covering evety thing
with soot. Mrs. Lewis had just left the
stove before the tiish came and escaped
injury, but Mr. Lewie, who was in the
the yard, experienced quite a shock.
From the Enterprise.
Charlie Tolin visited with Mrs. Tolin
who is at the hospital at Columbus last
Saturday. Charlie says Mrs. Tolin is
tioiug as w.-ll as could be expected.
The friends of Mrs. W. W. Ferguson
will be elated to learn that she is improv
ing rapidly and is expected home from
the hospital at Columbus some time
David Taylor a former resident of this
city "but now residing at Portland, Ore
gon, was renewing bis acquaintance here
a portion of this week. We are inform
ed that Mrs. Taylor is in the hospital at
Columbus where she has been taking
Quite a number of farmers commenc
ed harvesting their grain the latter'part
of last week but the rain of -Sunday
night and Monday will keep them out of
their fields for several days at least.
The ground is too soft for teams to get
in the grain.
While playing ball one day last week
Ross Noble met with a very painful acci
dent. In some manner he dislocated
his right arm at the elbow, which gave
him considerable pain. A physician was
called and set the dislocated member
and now Rosa is carrying his arm in a
From the News.
Miss Laura Miller left Wednesday
morning for Alliance. Neb., where she
has secured a good position in a news
paper office. She says that her brother,
Clarence, is now located at Edgewood,
3. D., so that he will be near enough to
come and see her occasionally.
There was considerable excitement in
town Friday afternoon when Deputy
Sheriff Galyean arrested Anton Stroeb
ler, who had come over from Humphrey
with the avowed purpose of killing his
wife. When the papers were served on
him the officer relieved him of a loaded
revolver. Stroebler, however, objected
to the arrest and took to his heels but
was soon caught, and on the way to the
court house made streuous efforts to get
away, and just as they reached the court
house he struck the officer in the face
but be was soon overpowered and placed
in jail where be had plenty of opproiun
ity to think over his actions.
From the Advance.
Mre. Jack Westbrook and sister, Miss
Hattie Smith, returned home to Colum
bus today after a week's visit to Mrs. Jos.
E. G. Walker underwent a surgical
operation last Friday at St. Mary's hos
pital, Columbus, and is reported to be
An article appeared in the Advance
last week that was inaccurate from start
to finish. We publish the following
after a more extended investigation and
believe it is correct; Mr. Homer Peter
son, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Peter
son of Woodville, and Miss Emma Mar
tinson were married Wednesday, July 1,
1908, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Martinson, with whom she has been
making her home since coming from
Sweden about one -yeeraso. The Rev.
I A. 8. Beoklund ot Um Salem Lutheran
219-21-23 West Eleventh St.
church offiated. These young people
will be at home on the Samuel Peterson
farm near Woodville.
SPOT OF SPLENDID MEMORIES.
Trees Planted by Illustrious Men at
University of Virginia.
Perhaps the most celebrated spot of
its kind on American soil is that won
derful old French garden which di
vides the mansion at Monticello from
the campus of the University of Vir
ginia, which adjoins it. It is after the
French plan to have massive bastions
of brick to make the place as secluded
as if it were miles from the active,
noisy student life beyond. In these
pensive precincts a host of illustrious
men have gathered and many have
left memories of their sojourn cling
ing to the spot like the vines and
flowers they have planted.
Here Jefferson entertained Lafay
ette and the warrior planted a root
of wisteria which had been brought
from France for the purpose. The
vine still lives and spreads its ex
quisite flowers over all the south wall.
In later days Bledsoe, philosopher and
friend of the confederacy, planted
some coral honeysuckle, the flowers of
which are the pride of the present
possessors. McGuffey, abhorred by
the schoolboy because of the scores
of readers and other text books that
he wrote, planted some dwarf cedars,
and that renowned mathematician,
Charles Scott Venable. planted a few
trees in symmetrical lines. Oliver
Wendell Holmes buried the roots of
an English laburnum bush, and It
thrives to this day. John Stalge
Davis and Noah K. Davis,1 noted teach
er's In the university, have left their
mark in the garden.
Among other famous men whose
names are identified with the trees
or flowering plants of this old garden
are such pedagogues as those who
wrote Greenlears "Evidence," Adams'
"Equity," Vatel's "Laws of Nations"
and Scheie de Vere's "Beginning of
the Romance Languages." Alexander
Hamilton visited Monticello in Jef
ferson's time and planted -an acorn,
which is now a mighty oak. Mallet,
the French chemist, brought a root of
ivy from Vincennes when he was the
guest of Jefferson. It is growing
against the bastion. A truly instruc
tive garden for a university is this an
cient spot, with its rare old memo
ries and its priceless exotics planted
by men with immortal names.
Squelching a Disturber.
"Aw, go chase yerse'f!" bellowed a
sarcastic boy in the gallery.
Prof. McGoozIe, who was delivering
a scholarly lecture under the auspices
of the Society of Social Uplifters on
"The Flexibility of Our Mother
Tongue," stopped short and glared at
the youthful offender.
"Apart from the rudeness of the in
terruption," he said, in cold, cutting,
distinct accents, "and its total irrele
vancy to the matter under discussion,
I wish to ask the thoughtless person
who uttered that hasty and ill-considered
exclamation how a normally con
structed and homogeneous human be
ing can possibly chase himself!"
Having thus completely crushed the
presumptuous juvenile. Prof. McGoozIe
resumed his lecture with a perceptible
note of triumph in his voice.
The best of every
thing in my line con
stantly on hand. My
stock is fresh and
clean and your wants
will be supplied at
We have an especially
well selected line of
garden and flower
fl. F. Greiner
ELEVENTH ST. '.
JUST ABOUT CLOCKS
MRS. BILLTOPS GIVES- HER HUB
BY A LESSON.
Discoveries Previously Made Are Ex
plained by Her to the Head of
the HouMheld, Who la Duly
"My goodness!" said Mr. Billtops.
"I can't wind the clock!"
"What's the trouble, Ezra?" said
"Why, the pointer Is right over the
keyhole," Mr. Billtops said.
Mrs. Billtops looked up at Mr. B.
and the clock he had set out to wind,
and a glance was sufficient.
"Of course It is," she said. "It's
eight o'clock and the pointer is al
ways over the keyhole at eight o'clock.
Now, you will have Co wait till the
pointer gets past, then you can wind
And then Mr. Billtops, who, with all
his years, is in many ways most unso
phisticated, sat down to read the pa
per to wait for the hour hand of the
clock to get past the eight o'clock key
hole so that he could wind it. But be
fore beginning to read he laid the pa
per on his knee for a moment and.
looking over at Mrs. B., said:
"Why, I never knew that before
about the pointer and the keyhole."
"Well, Ezra," said Mrs. Billtops,
who in the course of her multifarious
household duties has set balky clocks
going and oiled clocks with a broom
splint, who knows more about clocks
than Mr. Billtops. would in a thousand
years and who could beat him at
mending anything seven times around
the globe, "it's always been so, only
I guess you never happened to notice
it. And it's just the same at four
o'clock, only you never noticed that
because you are not home to wind the
clocks at that hour; and you generally
wind them before eight, so you nevei
"I don't pretend to be a clock maker.
Ezra," Mrs. Billtops continued, "but 1
guess it comes' about something like
"In a clock that winds with a key
you have to have two keyholes
one for the running part and one for
the striking part; and now these key
holes might have been put in the up
per part of the clock face by the
two on one side and the ten on the
other but I guess the original clock
makers didn't put them there because
the old-time clocks were all big clocks
and that might have brought them up
too high to be reached conveniently;
so they put them down in the lower
part of the face where they would be
handier, where you now always find
them one on one side by the foui
and the other on the other side by the
"And so, twice a day, when the hour
hand is at four or at eight, it coven
the keyhole there, and then you have
to wait for it to get by before you
can wind the clock. And then, of
course, you know the minute hand
goes round the clock face every hour
and so, though in its travels it doesn't
stay there long. It covers each key
hole every hour. So you see. Ezra
there are really altogether a good
many times in the course of a daj
when you can't wind a clock, though
there is really nothing In this to be
surprised over when you once re
And at the end of this little dis
course Mr. Billtops looked up at the
clock that had surprised him. and
seeing the hour hand now sufflcientl
clear of the keyhole so that he could
get the key into it, he wound the clock
to make sure that he would not for
get that, and then, as he sat down
again, he cast one more admiring
glance at Mrs. Billtops. thinking tc
himself as he did so, before taking up
his paper, that while she might not be
a clocknicl.er she certainly was a most
Same Old Price for Sparrows.
Rev. Simon Turpie was an eloquent
speaker, but he seemed to have a list
of sermons, which, when he once be
gan, he went right through to the
end, and then started at the first ser
mon again, and so on.
A young man in the congregation
was about to leave for South Africa,
but the Sunday before he departed he
attended the church service.
In the course of his lecture the min
ister used an illustration in which
were the words: "A man can easily
purchase two swarrows for three
The young man, after being absent
for about three years, returned, and
again on the first opportunity attend
ed divine service. Strange to say, he
heard the same narrative by the same
minister, the phrase striking him
most being about the "two sparrows
for three pence."
At the close of the service the min
ister, in his courtesy, came and shook
hands with the youth, and welcoming
him back to his home, asked him if
he noticed any change about the
The young man, evidently quite un
concerned, replied in a pawky tone:
"Aye, man, there's two or three
changes; but there's yin thing I can
see, the price o' sparrows is aye at the
same auld figger." London Tit-Bits.
To one-half pound dried beef, add
one pint of cold water. Let come to a
Doil and drain. -Brown some butter in
the frying pan, and add the beef.
Cook it for at least five minutes Add
to this a mixture of flour and one
naif pint milk or water. Season with
pepper only, and serve on toast. Don't
neglect the first boiling, as it makes1
the meat more delicate and extracts
3ome of the salt.
Ink Stain on Linen.
Take a piece of tallow candle, melt
it, and dip the spotted part of the
linen in the melted tallow, then put
it Into the wash. It will become
perfectly white, without any spot or
hole. This is better than milk, spir
its of salts or lemon.
Home-Made Umbrella Stand.
Take a good sized sewer pipe and
enamel it to match the hall. Use a
small granite paaascatchbasln. This
makes1 a useful and cheap umbrella,
. COLUMBUS, NEB.
FOR BREAKFAST AND LL CH.
Corn Muffins, Rolls and Cheese Sticks
Will Tempt the Appetite.
Southern Corn Muffins. One pint
fresh . buttermilk, three-quarters, pint
cornnieal. two eggs, one level tea-
spoonful soda, one level teaspoonful
salt, butter size of a walnut. Beat I
the eggs together, add the buttermilk,
then cornnieal, soda and salt sifted
together; lastly the butter melted. If
the buttermilk is sour add another
level teaspoonful of soda. Heat the
greased muffin tins thoroughly, then
bake for 20 minutes.
Sweet French Rolls. Cream one
fourth of a cupful of butter and one
fourth cupful of sugar together and
gradually beat -into a pint of light
sponge. Add two eggs, whites and
yolks: beaten separately, and flour
enough to make the same thickness as
before. Cover and stand in a warm
place until it begins to rise; then add
flour to make a soft dough and knead
well. Set aside again until doubled
in size, then shape like Parker house
rolls. When light- make three parallel
creases across the.top of each. Brush
with the beaten white of egg in cold
water and a little vanilla. Sprinkle
granulated sugar thickly over the top.
Bake 15 minutes. When done lay a
napkin over the rolls in the pan for
five minutes, which makes a tender
Coffee Rolls. Scald and cool one
cupful milk, add two yeast cakes, one
fourth cupful egg yolks, one-half cup
ful whole eggs, two-thirds cupful but
ter, one-half cupful sugar, . one-half
teaspoonful lemon extract, four and
two-thirds cupfuls flour. Beat thor
oughly; let rise six hours, and then
keep on ice over night. Toss on a.
board, roll and shape, let rise until
light, 'and bake in a moderate oven.
Brush over with sugar and water after i
Cheese Sticks. Mix well one-half
cup of butter into one cup of flour;
add one teaspoonful each of salt and
sugar; mix with enough water to
make a soft dough and roll out thin.
Have ready one-half cup of grated
cheese; sprinkle a little on the dough
with a little cayenne pepper and roll
out again; do this until the cheese is
all used up; then cut it Into strips;
lay in greased pans, and bake in a
Some of the German papers are
deeply interested in the wardrobe of
D'Annunzio, the poet. The cut of his
clothes, they say, the pattern of his
numerous vests and the colors of lite
cravats are among the vital things in
his life. He owns 72 day shirts aud
12 dozen silk and lisle socks lie in bib
cupboards. His hats are legion aud in
every variety of style. His evening
clothes, dining suits and walking ap
parel are made by the sartorial art
ists of Rome and Paris. His under
clothing is of the finest spun silk. This
department of his habiliments is said
to have cost 800. His wardrobe is
said to be more extensive and costly
than that of any millionaire living.
Mr. Glib Did you see, my dear-,
where some scientist -says that people
who are great talkers are in daugeri
Mrs. Glib What a crazy Idea!
"So your wife made a sharp retort
when you took her to task, did she?"
"I don t know that you would call it
a sharp retort exactly."
"What was it?"
"Why don't you make some effort to
put the best man you can find In of
fice?" "Because," answered Mr. Dustin
Stax, "I hav$ use for them In my own
business." Washington Star.
"They say the duke has a fortune in
his own right."
"Perhaps, then, he wants an Ameri
can father-in-law who will be able to.
manage it for him."
All Kinds of
Clover Leaf and
Recognized as the
leading Spreaders on
the market today
More corn on the same
acreage by using the
Deere planter. It is
always ready for either
hilling or drilling
tools and implements to be
sharpened and repaired now.
It will save you time when
spring opens up. We keep
only the latest and best in
buggies and carriages
Our horseshoes stick and
don't lame your horse
Gomont Blttk and Artifi
cial Stone. Estimate Fur
nished on Foundations
G&M&NT- WORK AND CON
"J? ' 3 I ttltlfliUtf.ut,
finer tne rneater
- STEP INTO THE
k Cool Glass of Beer
An orderly place ev
erything neat and clean.
We strive to please our
patrons with the best of
W. L. BOETTCHER
BRUCE WJEBBL. K
Date con be mmli rt the
Intl. Pl.oneUKM or X'il
We invite nil who desire choice
steak, and the very beat cuts of
all other meats to call hi our
market ou Klewuth street. We
also handle poultry ami tiah aud
oysters in season.
S.E. MARTY fc CO
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