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From the New.
Mrs. J. G. Becher came up from Co
lumbus to attend the Fair ami visit atG.
It is unlawful for any person to take,
kill or have in bis possession more than
ten prairie chickens or grouse during
any one day. And "no game shall he
pursued, taken, wounded or killed, one
half hour after sundown or before day
light, nor with a steel or pointed bullet,
nor with any weapon other than an ordi
nary shoulder gun or pistol."
Mike Hums, who was working out at
John Nelson's farm, sustained a fall
which will lay him up for some time,
lie fell in such a way as to strike on the
back of his head at the base of the brain
injming the spinal cord and producing
paralysis. He was brought to town at
once where he could be given medical
Mltoulion and was taken to the Colum
bus hospital on the afternoon train.
From tho Nonpart'il.
As will be noted in our Clarks depart
ment two serious accidents took plnrc in
that town this week, the first resulting
in painful and perhaps fatal injnries to
Clans Nissen. A. J. Dyche, who recent
ly purchased the ilichardson farm north
of that town, was knocked from a load of
hay Monday and sustained injuries that
terminated fatally last night. His neck
was broken by the fall
John Nelson, a young man residing
near Hordvillc, was the victim of a fear
ful accident Wednesday afternoon of
last week when he fell into the gearing
of u traction engino and lost his right
arm. He was running the engine for a
threshing outfit and while oiling the
machine in some manner slipped and fell,
his right arm falling square between two
large tear wheels. The arm was crushed
t a pulp about four of five inches from
the shoulder. Dr. Jones was summoned
by phone and on his arrival amputated
the member and dressed the injury At
last reports the patient was getting along
as well as could be expected.
From the Gazette.
Cholera is playing havoc with the hogs
in this neck of woods. Herman Markus,
it is said has lost over $1000 worth.
Several "kids" around town thought
they smelled watermellons last Monday
evening near the cemetery, but to their
surprise they smelled powder and made
a hasty retreat through brush and trees,
skerred almost out of their wits.
A study of the hog show at the State
Fair shows that while some breeders are
growing a large, roomy type, others con
tinue to breed the short, "chufiysort of
the days of cheap corn. It is not likely
that corn will continue as high as it has
been for the past year or two, but it
seems fairly sure that we will not see
much twenty-five cent corn in the fut
ure. This means that the hog of the
future must eat more grass and that the
corn must be balanced with a protein
food in order to get the most out of it.
When corn was cheap it con Id be fed as
an exclusive ration, but with dear corn it
iiiU8t.be fed economically and balanced
with some protein food. The lard hog
type must give place to a larger hog
with less fat and more lean. We must
make pork cheaper or quit. Breeders
who keep this in view will find a good
demand lor their surplus.
Gents' Furnishing Goods
RELIABLE GOODS AT
405 11th Street,
fllAr "ci &A
ABOUT OUR NEIGH
BORS AND FRIENDS
CLIPPED FROM OUR
From the Republican.
Last Friday evening George Emerson
lost a stock of alfalfa by fire. It was an
old stack and well cured. The origion
of the blaze is a mystery.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gates of Council
Bluffs, la., were visiting friends and re
latives here from Wednesday until Fri
day of this week. They were enroule
home from a week's outing in the moon
tains of Colorado.
The water works mains have been
shipped from the mills and are expected
to arrive here some time next week.
The engine, tank and hydrants are in
Omaha and ready for shipment and as
soon as the pipe arrives, the work of lay
ing it and installing the plaut will begin.
The first of the wells will be completed
this week and work on the engine, pomp
and hose cart house will also be started.
Monday eyening the board of educa
tion held their regular meeting, and be
sides transacting routine business, took
up the matter of the crowded condition
of the high school. After carefully
considering the question, they decided
to transfer the Eighth grade from the
principal's room to the Grammar depart
ment and cave the teacher. Miss Potter,
a raise of $5 per month. This gives the
Grammar teacher thirty-two pupils and
leaves thirty-three in the high school.
The principal appeared before the board
and requested that the recess, both in
the morning and afternoon, be discon
tinued in the higher grades, and the
rooms to be dismissed fifteen minutes
earlier at noon and evening. The thirty
minutes thus gained by the teachers
will he ued in instructing backward
scholors. The board granted the request.
From the Signal.
The bans of marriage were an noun red
for the first time last Sunday at St.
Joseph's church between John Barns
and Miss Katheryn O'Fallon.
Work was commenced the first of the
week on a two story cottage for Denny
Roberts on his lots south of the Dress
home. Here! Here! 'Taint so! He
has the building rented for a long time.
Some party or parties stole something
over one hundred and fifty baskets of
grapes from the vines on the R. W.
Gentleman farm lost week. They esti
mate that there was at least 200 baskets
on the vines, but when they went down
to gather them it was discovered that
but about 25 baskets remained. No one
lives on the farm.
Some time lust spring it was reported
here that Dave Malloy had died, bat no
one seemed to know that it was so. Re
cently Postmaster Pinson wrote to the
home and a reply informed him that
Dave died at the Home in Grand Island
on the 6tu of March, and was buried in
the cemetery connected with the home.
Dave was a resident of Platte county for
many years and of Platte Center for at
least twenty years. He went to the
Soldier's Home about two years ago. It
is not known whether he had any living
Married, at 6 o'clock Tuesday morn
ing, Sept 15tb, at St John's church, on
upper Shell Creek. Rev. Father Alberts
officiating, Miss Frances Sheridan and
Dave Jones. The bride is the youngest
daughter of Mrs. M. Sheridan, and the
son of Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Jones. They
have grown to manhood and woman
hood in this connty, a few miles north
west of Platte Center, and they have a
host of friends who wish them a happy
and prosperous journey through life.
They departed from here on the noon
train for a brief wedding trip to Omaha,
after which they will begin house-keeping
VIEWS OF UN EXPERT.
Shall Baaka Ba MaJt Liable far
Oac Aaatkcr's Debt?
Baeogiiaai Amtkarlty am Jlaamcia
Qaaattaaa lHagaaa Practical '
Baariaga f Prspnai Chu
(By George E. Roberta, fomer Di
rector of the Miat)'
The proposal to require the banks of
the country to goaraatee each other's
deposits owes its preseat strength to
the financial dkrturbaace of last fall.
It Is urged as a means of preventing
panics, and there Is no disagreement
about the desirability of accomplish
ing that purpose. Most of us agree
that a repetltloa of the conditions
which existed last fall should be made
Impossible, but this Is by no means the
only way to do it, or the best way.
For years the advocates of compre
hensive currency reform have pointed
oat that with $14,000,000,000 of bank
deposits In the country and only about
$3,000,000,000 of taoaey all told In the
country, both lit the banks and out,
there should bo some method provided
by which, on the basis of good assets,
the supply of lawful currency could be
readily increased to meet exceptional
demands, whether such demands were
due to seasons of unusual business ac
tivity or to alarm among depositors.
Their foresight and arguments did not
avail, but they are hardly to be swept
off their feet now by Impatient zeal for
this new, and, as they regard it. Ill
considered scheme. They stand for a
complete and scientific treatment of
The guaranty of deposits is a crude
and imperfect remedy at best It does
not recognize or attempt to cure the
defects In our banking and currency
systems, but alms only at persuading
depositors not to draw their deposits.
The losses to depositors by the failure
of national banks has become an Insig
nificant percentage, and Is growing less
every year, as a result of natural, evo
lutionary progress In banking. The
standards are being constantly raised,
and the efficiency of official inspection
and supervision constantly Improved.
The true line of development Is not by
any revolutionary policy, but by hold
ing individual bankers to yet
stricter account, and at the same time
enabling every properly conducted
bank to readily obtain a supply of cur
rency to meet all demands upon It
The fundamental weakness In our
currency system Is in the fact that It Is
not readily responsive to the needs of
the country. The legitimate demand
for money varies from year to year,
and from season to season in the same
year. It is a familiar fact that there
Is a great deal more business to be
handled from September 1st to Decem
ber Slst each year than in any other
four months of the year, but there is
no more money in the country unless
gold Is Imported for the purpose.
Woald Lead e Reekie Baaklav
As a remedial measure the guaranty
of bank deposits is not only inadequate,
but it is worse than Inadequate, for It
proposes to overturn the principle of
individual responsibility by means of
which the banking business has been
raised to its present high standards,
and upon which all Individual and so
cial progress Is based.
The proposal contemplates that the
public shall be relieved' entirely from
the exercise of Judgment and dis
crimination in the choice of banks, and
while it is highly desirable that all
banks shall be made safe, to the end
that even the most Ignorant and con-,
fiding may be protected, it is still true
that an alert public opinion has great
influence in maintaining proper "bank
ing standards. We cannot afford to do
without that influence.
Under present conditions the Invest-,
ments, the personal habits, the general
character and abilities ct the banker
are under the constant scrutiny of the
community, and a matter of public in
terest Notwithstanding occasional in
stances in which the public has been
deceived, it may be stated as a general
proposition that an unblemished char
acter and a reputation for good busi
ness ability and conservative judgment
have been necessary to success in the
banking business. The public looks
over the individual who Is to receive,
and invest and be responsible for its
money with some discrimination, and
the elimination of the unfit by the
scrutiny and composite judgment of the
community is a factor of the highest
value In maintaining the standards of
the banking business. It is, however,
a factor entirely overlooked by the ad
vocates of this scheme.
They calculate the insignificant per
centage of loss to total deposits under
present conditions, and assume that no
greater losses would occur after char
acter ceased to be a factor in the busi
ness, and all deposits were given blind
ly to whoever would bid highest for
them. To the objection that this elim
ination of character as a factor in the
acquisition of deposits must tend to
promote reckless banking, reply is
made that bankers will be deterred
from recklessness by fear of losing
.their own money. The reply misses the
point. All men are not deterred from
recklessness by fear of losing their
own monev. but reckless men are now.
as a rule, kept out of the banking bust
lieu by the unwillingness of the public
to entrust money to their care.
Under present conditions there are
compensations la favor of careful and
conservative banking. There are peo
ple who are not .Influenced in their se
lection of a bank bjr.the highest rate of
interest offered on deposits, .and who
have their auaptekMa aroused by the
tender of exceptional ' Inducements.
They know that such offers put a
strain upon tae'haainess, and' they de-'
liberate! prefer It nlaea thatr
..-fi -. &'Jv&;Zr.'
.TttJl dSfiS liM,
219-21-23 West Eleventh St.
witn a banker who will not subject
himself to such strain. These deposit
ors esteem safety above all other con
siderations, and they are numerous
enough to exercise a very wholesome
restraint upon reckless tendencies in
the business. A banker now prizes the
reputation of doing a safe business,
and cannot afford to have a reputation
for imprudence and speculative in
clinations. And yet although held in
check by these powerful considerations,
the pressure of competition carries the
business near the danger line even
now. There is too much competition
for deposits, and the ambitions of the
more venturesome members of the fra
ternity, and the pace they set, puts the
whole system under strain.
But what are likely to be the con
ditions in the business when the public
is no longer concerned about the man
agement of a bank, and all the re
wards for conservatism and restrains
upon recklessness are removed? The
considerations Which In the past have
tended to safeguard the business and
advance its standards would be gona.
The public would care nothing for the
personality of the banker. Instead of
looking to the institution which receiv
ed the deposits, the depositor would re
ly on an outside fund. A banker
might bet all the deposits on horse
races without the fact becoming a
matter of any concern to bis custom
ers. And how would the conservative,
prudent banker fare under these con
ditions? The legitimate reward for
maintaining that character would be
lost to him. He would get no deposits
unless he hid as high for them as his
rivals, for the government would stand
behind the latter, and assure the pub
lic that they were just as safe as he,
and tax him to make them so. In
short the reckless and incompetent peo
ple, who are now either excluded from
the banking business, or held in cheek
by the distrust which a discriminating
public feels towards them, would make
the pace to which everybody else in
the banking business would be obliged
to conform or get out of the business
Weald Demoralise Baalaeas.
The hardest competitor in any line
of business is the incompetent or dis
honest man who does anything to get
business. Such people get into the
banking business even now, but their
number and Influence for mischief
would be greatly Increased If they
were backed up by unlimited credit In
other lines there may be some question
as to the quality or service offered by
rivals, but all bankers deal iu the same
We invite all who desire choice
steak, and the very best cuts of
all other meats to call at our
market on Eleventh street. We
also handle poultry and fish and
oysters in season,
S.E. MARTY fc CO
Telephone No, 1. - Columbus, Neb.
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
try them r
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.mm or money, and if deposits were
made a joint liability, there is no rea
son why they should not go to the
bankers who offer the greatest induce
ments to attract them. The careful
banker would have no off-set or protec
tion against demoralizing competition,
and he would be placed In tire strange
position of being liable for his com
All efforts to make it appear that the
Interests of bankers are on one side of
this question and the Interests of de
positors on the other are untrue to the
facts. Nothing that in the long run is
harmful to the banking business, that
puts it under strain and tends to low
er its standards, can be beneficial to
depositors or the public. It cannot be
advantageous to the community to have
its savings and working capital pass
Into the bands of the venturesome
class of bankers who will bid most for
them. The actual waste and loss
through unwise investments would in
evitably increase. It would fall at first
on the conservative bankers and penal
ize them. Instead of an elimination of
the unfit, which is the true process of
evolution, the tendency would be to an
elimination of the best Eventually ihe
burden of Increasing waste would have
to be borne by all depositors and the
Oklahoma Trial XaeoavlunlTe.
The fact that the first bank failure
in Oklahoma after the law went into
effect was followed by immediate re
imbursement of the depositors, proves
nothing as to the practicability of the
system in the long run. The fact that
the State banks of Oklahoma have
gained deposits since the system weut
into operation, while national bauks
within the State have lost. If true,
proves nothing as to the merits of the
system. The law Itself requires that
all public deposits must be kept iu
bauks that lielong to the system, and
this provision alone would cause a con
siderable transfer of deposits and in
fluence some bauks to join the system.
The real test of the policy will come
in its influence upon the banking busi
ness In the long run. Will it tend to
secure more careful and prudeut in
vestment of the vast sums which the
people of the couutry keep in banks, or
will It tend to weaken the personal re
sponsibility for these funds and divert
them into incapable and wasteful
hands. It is a superficial view which
lays all emphasis upon the immediate
results of the law and gives 110 con
sideration to its violation of funda
mental principles and the consequences
which must follow.
A Consistent Christian with No Spot
Upon His Beoord of Private Con
duet and Public Service.
To dispose of questions which should
not be-asked as speedily as possible let
us say that Mr. Taft Is a member of
the Unitarian church. That was the
church of his parents, and he has.never
separated. himself from it His wire,
however, is an Episcopalian, and be
worships more often beside her in her
These are the facts, which are utter
ly and absolutely unimportant. The
matter of a man's religion has no right
ful place in consideration of bis fitness
for the presidency. The constitution
of the nation, ordained and established
"to secure the blesslnfs of liberty to
ourselves and our posterity," expressly
places the very suggestion of such
thought outside the pale of patriotism.
No words can be clearer than these
from our country's fundamental law,
MNo religious test ever shall be re
quired as a qualification to any office
or public trust under the United
The Bumerous queries about Mr.
Taff s religious belief shows simply the
extent to which his enemies have gone
to rouse some prejudice against him.
Since there was no spot upon his whole
dean record of private conduct and
public service to which they could
potnt to Taft's detriment they display
ed their willingness to descend to any
depth of petty, cowardly, contemptible
attack that might do him barm.
Philadelphia North American.
Union Labor Vote.
Hon. William H. Buchanan Is one of
the leading anion men of western New
York and in 1907 was the Democratic
candidate for assemblyman In Chau
tauqua county. This is what be has to
say of the effort of Mr. Gompers to
turn the labor vote over to Mr. Bryan :
"I am a union labor man, and I want
to say further that no man can carry
the labor vote Into the Democratic
camp. I know how union labor men
feel in this city, and three-fourths of
them will stand by the Republican
party because only In that way have
tbey the assurance of freedom from
the business disturbance that Mr. Bry
an promises for st least four years If
he can be elected. We worklnginen
csn't earn wages If statesmen are put
in office to disturb business and make
LAB0B WORLD F01 TAFT.
Characterizes Him aa True Friend
of the Workingman.
(Prom the Concord (N. H.) Monitor.)
The Labor World comes out strongly
In its advocacy of Mr. Taft It charac
terizes him a true friend of labor and
declares that the unfair" attacks of Mr.
Gompers will have little or no effect in,
alienating from him the labor world.
It says: "That Secretary Taft is a true
friend of labor is certain, and all the
untrue, ungenerous, vicious attacks
that President Gompers or any one else
may make on him cannot prevent him
from continuing to be the friend of the
wage worker. Organized, labor cannot
afford to hare Itself split up into fac
tions on this political Issue. That Pres
ident Gompers is wrong In forcing this
mo3t ominous fight Is certain, and In
telligent wa;e workers will certainly
come to this conclusion."
PILES! PILES! PILES!
Williams' Indian Pile Oin'ment will cure
Blind, Bleeding acd Itching Pile. It akeorba
the tamoro, allays itching at one, acts as a pool,
tice. gives instant relief. Williams' Indian Pile
Ointment is prepared for Piles and itching of the
private parts. Sold by druggists, mail 50c and
L00. Williams' MT Co, Props-, Clsrekad, O.
Smart Clothes for
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Making It Measure Down.
In these days when only the rich
criminal or suspect is accorded much
space in the newspapers it may he a
relief to the predaiory rich to have the
fact recalled that the blessed middle
class may also produce dishonesty A
policeman tells this story:
"Before I reformed and went on tho
force I was clerking iu a small store.
One day an Italian woman came in
She held a string in her hand, a long
string, and said that she wanted a
blanket of the same length. I went
through our stock and found that the
longest blanket we had was six inches
too short. In the midst of my search
the boss came up.
" 'What's the matter?' he said.
"I told him.
"'That's easy,' said he. 'I'll talk to
her and keep her busy while you cut
off the string.' "
The honest copper swears that he
would not he an active part) to such
a trick, but whatever was done the
woman soon left the store with a
blanket and string of equal length.
San Francisco Call.
filter the Theater
STEP INTO THE
A 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
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No H 8:lrt p in
No. 2 6::K p in
No. 60 5:20 ii in
No.fr! 50 a in
No. 9 11:18 am
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SHALDISO A ALBION.
No. 79 ins.K.d KM a in
No. 31 pas ..i 1:30 pm
No. 32 pad ..al2-30 p in
No. 70 mill. .a 7.-00 n ni
No. 77 mxti d 6:15 a in
No. 29 pan ..tl 7::T p m
No. 30 pa ..al2:l5 p ui
No. 78 mxd.. a 6:00 pm
Daily except Snnday.
N'ob. 1. 2, 7 and 8 arn extra faro trains.
No. 4. 5, 13 and 14 are local pn4eiigors.
Not. 58 and 59 are local f reitchts.
Nos. 9 and 16 am mail traina only.
No 14 due in Omaha 4:45 p. m.
No. 6 due in Omaha 5:00 p. in.
OCT 3 RDICORONATION BALL OCT 2?
1906. ICHILDRENS BALL0CT3?
THE hardest sort of
clothes to provide
successfully are the
clothes for the dapper
young dresser, who
wants the limit in style.
We've met with great
success in clothing these
young fellows in our
"Dandy Make" of
Collegian clothes. There
is always a "distinguish
ed" air about the cut and
style of these exclusive
young men's suits that
may he called extreme,
because they are ex
treme, for every idea or
kink thats new is shown,
here. The iabrics are
swell and prices pleasing
$io, $12. $15.
$18, $20, $2250
THE COLORADO SPECIAL.
Electric Lighted Throughout.
This superbly appointed tiret-clasa
irain running daily to Denver via the
Uoion Pacific, and equipped with Buffet
Observation Sleeping Car, Pullman Pal
ace Sleeping Care, Free reclining Chair
Cars, Dynamo Baggage Car. and Dinitg
Cur (meals a la carte), is all electric
lighted throughout All eleping car
passengers have access to the observa
tion parlo both in the Parlor Cars and
the Sleepuu: Care without extra charire.
For reservations on this and other Union
Pacitic trains inquire of E G Brown.
The right party
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or rnnimi-ion for Columbus and vi
cinity. Nta hk former occnpatioa
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BOX .:. Lincoln, Neb.
Dates can he made at the
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