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From the Republican.
David Thomas was up from Colambaa
Wednesday looking after bis farm.
Little Koy Sheridan was taken to the
hospital Wednead.iy for an operation for
appendicitis, and be is getting along
District No. 55, west of Monroe, is en
joying a vacation while the school house
is being fumigated and cleaned, there
having been some cases of scarlet fever
iu that neigborbood.
G. VanAllen had a narrow escape
while coming home with the Bchoul
vaOD in last Thursday's storm. The
wagon was upset and he had his arm and
leg hurt, but he is stili at his post of
Frank Croshaw. who sold his dray
business to ISoy Thurston, expects to
leave for the west about March 1 and lo
cate at Salem, Ore., where two of bis
si-ters reside. Frank is going to try th
west ami tb:nk be will like it better
there thnn in Nebraska
While 11. H. Jones was visiting his
brother at Wyne, last month, someone
appropriated a fat steer out of bis feed
yard. Be has been making a quiet sear
ch, but so far has failed to locate it. As
the steer was raised on the place, it is
not Iikelythat it strayed away.
Fourteen windmills on route one were
blown down and broken by last Thurs
day's storm, a i'd alir st everyone we meet
has either a new mill or repairs on his
wagon. It is pretty tough for.some of
'those who have deep wells. Lou and
Harry Hill are using a horse power at
On account of the chimney of the
school building being blown down dar
ing Thursday's storm, there was do
school Friday. The damage was re
paired Saturday. On Thureday evening
a number of the children who reside in
the country remained in town, and their
parents notified by telephone.
Miss Minnie Lowrey, who has been a
guest at the Mc Williams home for a few
weeks, returned last Friday to her borne
in Dunbar. She was accompanied by the
Misses Dora McWilliam and Hester and
Maud Hill, who will visit about two
weeks, returning by the way of Lincoln
for a visit with MibS Lottie High.
E. . Watts loaded a car of farm machi
nery and household goods Thursday and
left that evening for Sargent, where he
has a 240 acre farm. Ed was raised in
Platte county and for many years has
resided in this locality, and has many
friends or himself and wife who are sorry
to see them leave, but wish them all
kinds of success in their new home.
Mr. Niemoller intended to return to
Canada Thursday, but was delayed by
the storm. He is farming on a very
large scale up there and says they use
disc plows with four heavy mules, and
the way they turn over the land is a
caution. Next year he is going to put
in forty acres of wheat as an experiment,
and says be has no doubt but that it will
be a success, as snow comes in the fall
and lays on the ground all winter.
The patrons of rural route No. 1 from
Monro" ought to certainly appreciate
the efforts of the carrier, Geo. Alexander
in delivering their mail last Friday, the
day after the big storm. The morning
the outlook was anything but inviting
and there was a prospect of his getting
stuck in a snow drift before he would
get out of 6igbt of town, but that did
not stop him and he made the entire trip
and delivered all the mail that day re
turning on time. And be did this, too,
when he was practically the only carrier
in this section to cover his route that
day. Uncle Sam ought to give him a
good credit for this.
The old fashioned blizzard of last
Thursday was accompanied by the
heaviest wind that has visited this sec
tion for years. The brick walls cf the
Gerrard store building, which have been
standing since the fire last fall, were
levelled to the ground, and practically
the west side of the front of the e tore oc
cupied by O. B. Preston was blown in.
requiring a new window frame before
the glass can be replaced. The large
front window in Mrs. Dickinson's resi
dence was also demolished by the storm
and considerable damage being done.
The buggy shed on the Munter place,
now occupied by Vestal Moore, was also
blown down. Numerous windmills
throughout the country were blown
down and our dealers have been busy
supplying the demand.
PILES! PILES! PILES!
Williams' Indian Pile Ointment will care
Blind, Bleeding and Itching Piles. It absorbs
the tumors, allay itching at once, acta as a poul
tice, gives instant relief. William1' Indian Pile
Ointment is prepared for Piles and itching of the
nrlratu nartjt. Sold lv drumriftt. mail 50e and
H.00. Williams' MTg. Co Props.. CleTeland.O. I Mine Tuesday.
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Will be held at Columbus
Commencing Saturday, February 6, 1909
We have had so many; inquiries recently from people living in Platte, Coif ax,
Butler, Polk and adjoining counties regarding our pianos, that we have de
cided to hold an exhibition and sale at Columbus, commencing February 6.
Columbus is the most central point for people living in the counties men
tioned and can be easily reached from almost anywhere in that part of the
state. We realize that it is difficult for many to leave their home .long
enough to come to Omaha to see our pianos, so we bring them to you instead
OTJK COLUMBUS DISPLAY WILL INCLUDE
NEW, SECOND HAND AND PLAYER
PIANO PLAYEltS AND ORGANS
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A copy of the famous Harvard Walts or Ster
ling Two Srep Free to all visitors whether
they purchase or not.
19t9 Models, New Styles, such famous makes as Chick
ering Sc Sons (Boston), Ivers & Pond, Packard, Kurtzmann,
H. & S. G. Linderman, Starr, Sterling, Harvard, Richmond,
Huntington, The Bennett Company, etc., etc.
SECOND HAND PIANOS
Pianos that have been rented, pianos that have been used
for concerts and recitals, pianos that have been taken in ex
change, etc. All these instruments have been through our
shops and are now in perfect condition.
These Pianos will be offered at prices
never before equalled in Columbus
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Your railroad fare from oar home to Colum
bus and return pf you purchase a piano fiom
us during this sale, limited to ICO miles.
Slightly shopworn, discontinued styles pianos left from
the great purchase of the Matthews Piano Co. stock. Such
standard makes as Mehlin & Son, Foster & Co., H. P. Nelson,
Haines Bros., at greatly reduced prices.
OUR OMAMft &TORB
Your old Piano or Organ tajcen in exchange
All instruments sold on easy payments if
Player Pianos and Piano Players
Chase & Baker Piano Players, Mehlin &. Sons Player
Pianos, American Player Pianos, Autopianos, etc.
A large assortment of 5 and 6 octave organs of Standard
makes. Prices from $5.tt upwards.
Largest Dealers of High Grade Pianlos in the West.
Opposite l). P. Depot on 2th St.
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From the Nonpareil.
The Oolnmbus Telegram, in its report
of the explosion at the Thurston hotel
last week, said that Will Traver, of this
city, was cut by falling glass. Will was
hit by something all right but fortunate
ly he was not injured and tbe fiction
about the falling glass originated when
a man whose nose was bleeding tried to
assist him from the floor where he had
been thrown by the concussion. The
blood distributed itself profusely all
over Mr. Traver's countenance and it
looked for a time as if he had been
slaughtered but a visit to a doctor's offlre
and a liberal use of some water and a
towel revived him and he discovered he
had not been scratched.
J. P. Raker, a man wLo recently
moved here from South Dakota, fall dead
Monday afternoon in the road near Mr.
Hoopingarnet's home while walking to
town from bis home on the college sec
tion. He was discovered by President
McCracken. of the college, who had also
just started to town in his buggy. Pro
fessor McCracken found bim within a
few minutes after he was stricken Dr.
Boyd was immediatedly summoned but
death had evidently been instantaneous
as no signs of life remaind when the body
was examined. Mr. Baker had left his
home but a few minutes before, appar
ently in as good health as usual. It is
supposed that his death was dneto heart
trouble, though tbe family asserts that
be was never afflicted with the disease.
From the Mew.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bush were the
guests of honor at a reception given
Tuesday evening by tbe local chapter of
the Eastern Star. Tbe reception had
been planned for them before they
moved to Columbus but had to be post
poned. The evening was spent enjoy
ably, tbe main feature being a banquet
which was served in tbe banquet hall
They were presented with a set of Ma
sonio spoons as a token of the chapter's
regard for them. Mrs. Bush came up
from Columbus Monday and Mr. Bush
Gents' FurnisHiiig Goods
RELIABLE GOODS AT
405 11th Street, Columbus.
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From the Signal.
Mrs. Catherine Fisher, formerly of this
place and now located at Creeton, passed
through Platte Center last Monday on
her way to Columbus to undergo surgiJ
cal treatment at St. Mary's hospital.
Tbe Signal learns that Will Hennes
sey and Mrs. McAvoy are to be married
on the 10th of this month, in Omaha.
Well, here is congratulations of the
Platte Center, boys in advance, "Mr.-
For dowmight grit, couragejand per-
severance riatte county has a echooli
ma'am that is hard to beat Everyone;
hereabouts will not soon forget the
weather of last Friday thermometers
registering several degrees below zero
and a northwest wind that would blow;
hairoffadog. One of those days that
no humane man wonld take a horse out
of the stable unless it was absolutely ne
cessary, XissJosie JJmeen from near
Oconee, is the teacher in the Krause die
trict, northeast of Platte Center. It
Friday, the day to go home, but the
weather was too tough for her people to
come after her, so she dismissed school;
early, tied her hat on tight and started
out afoot. She didn't stop until she
reached home, some fifteen miles, and
made good time too. Will some , one
who has influence make a move to secure,
one of those Carnegie medals for Miss
From the Times.
In tbe contest over the will of the late
John Davis ield before the County
Judge in FuIIerton last Saturday, the
contestants fsiled to prove their conten
tion that Mr. Davis was not in mental
condition to lawfully make a will at tbe
time the instrument was signed, and
Judge Khese decided against them.
Jack Davis, son of the deceased, was ap
pointed administrator of the estate.
A Fnllerton society woman recently
had a rather embarrassing experience.
For several weeks she had been troubled
with excessive itching. of the scalp, and
at last came to the conclusion that the
capilary glands had contracted Jin ail
ment which caused the irritation, and
she consulted the family physician. Af
ter a careful diagnosis of her case the
doctor prescribed a fine-tooth comb and
a box of bine ointment She accused
the hired girl of importing -the "com
plaint? into the, household, but the sirl
declared she .was innocent -and, insisted
that the children brought 'em home from
There is nothing
better lor a man
in cold weather
than a nice fur
coat. My line of
fur and fur lined
coats is better
and larger than
you to come and
look at them
F. H. RUSCHE
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secure an excellent position, salary
or commission (or Colombne and vt
ci nity. State age, former ocenpat ion .
and nire reference. Address LOCK
sed the John Hendrickson farm Mr.
Hendriokson was trimming trees beside
tbe road, as Mr. Hedberg drove by a
limb of the tree dropped frightening the
team which jumped, broke tbe tongue,
threw the old people out and ran away.
Mr. Hedberg was unconscious for some
time but outside of a severe shaking up
they came out lucky.
From the Son.
A stranger came into town the last of
last week and was employed by B y
Oronland for two days in hauling hay,
He became pretty well acquainted with
the boys and gaitied thir confidence snd
was a pretty good cook as that was his
trade andchad helped Ed M. Tatroe at
the pool hall Wednesday and Thursday.
Mr. Tatroe shared his bed with tbe
young man and Thursday evening they
retired and talked together for awhile
i and seemingly fell off to sleep. Mr.
Tatroe knew nothing more until he was
called this morning and on being awaken
ed found that .he felt very peculiar and
From the Port.
John Wilhem suffered qnite a loes'last
week., His cattle broke out. .got to tbe
corn pile and ate too much and as .result
five steendied. and the other cattle are
in bad shape. He estimates his loss at
The house , of. Fred Nordgren living
five miles, southwest of town caught -fire
Thursday morning from, a defective -flae
When the fire -was discovered on the roof
neighbors, were called by phone to assist
and as a.-Tesult -they saved -the walk of
the house, the other portion being com
On last Friday Peter Hedberg and bis
wife were eomiag to town, m thej pan.
From the Democrat
Misses Frances and Mamie Rchroeder
of Columbus have been visiting in town
the past week.
Mrs. Louie Schroeder. jr., of Colum
bus, is in town this week visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Weber.
It was reported in town Monday that
the three children of Mike Widhaln,
who lives six miles from Pierce were
lost in tbe recent blizzard but the report
was without foundation. The parents
had gone to Pierce Thursday to attend
a church celebration leaving their three
little girls aged seven, four and three
years at home alone. While in town the
storm CBtneJip.and they were unable to
reach home until Friday soon. They
found the children at home and uninjur
ed but undoubtedly bsdly scared.
INSISTED ON HOLE IN COFFIN.
Through Jt Col. .Butler? Triumphant
Pigtail Should Protrude.
Thomas Butler, a colonel in the
artny of the United States early in the
nineteenth century, died in New Or
leans in 1805 in the midst of his cele
brated controversy with Gen. Wilkin
son regarding the wearing of his
Col. Butler insisted on wearing his
hair in the old-iaabioned .style in dis
obedience to Wilkinson's orders. Ac
cording to Pierce Butler in his biog
raphy of Judah P. Benjamin, while' the
dispute was still raging Butler died
and left directions that a hole should
be bored in the head of bis coffin and
that he should be borne to the grave
with his triumphant-pigtail protruding
in defiance. The family tradition 1s
that these directions were carried out
Reading for Improvement.
Any girl with an ordinary ;publlc
school education can do something to
improve her, mind .a .little .every day.
She can read a page of .some, .good
book a book of travel, or a book of
history, or a book of poems, or a book
of essays and -she can .think-of what
she has read,-and by copying in -a
blank book a few sentences or lines
which impress herrraher can Improve
her knowledge of spelling! -and .phras
ing, so that she will acquire after, a
year of such practice a better educa
tion than many high, school graduates
possess. Any librarian will .advise an
on investigation found that be was drug-1 ambitious girl what books .torread-for
ged, his partner gone and abontsio or. self-culture. ,-To.read a -novel hurried'
bis money with him.
From the World.
Clara Froeblich narrowly averted seri
ous injuries last Friday when she tell
headlong into an eight-foot cellar at her
home, and striking against her -brother,
George, was saved from a direct fall on
the cement floor. Miss Clara soon re
covered oonsoiousnese, but it was a nar
A letter was received at this offiet on
Wednesday from P. W. Kloppel, who is
now conducting a vegetable farm on the
Isle of Pines. Mr. Elopprl states: This
little dot of an island is going to make
its mark in the world. It is forging
ahead very rapidly, not booming, but
just simply growing. From all inflica;
tions it Trill be the wealthiest island of
its size in the world, twenty-five years
ly, just for ithe sake of .knowing "how
it comes out," is only..a waste of time
and brain power. Good novels - are
worth reading, t-but. they should leave
something iB-theaalBd- besides the
story, or they are better left unread.
A Kentucky physician, after exten
sive experiments, has written a paper
to show that whisky aggravates the
-venom of snake .bites. This is testi
mony from a .high .source and leaves
little to be done except io appeal the
case to the supreme experts in North
Carolina. St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Yes, we outgrow everything toys,
little pink or blue dresses, friendships,
loves, and ideate, and it is well that
we do, says a iwriter in Home Notes.
We may occasionally regret some one
of them; but if they were always
ours how monotonous life would be
It hardly would be worth the living,
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. -.Onlnmhun. Nb.
Dates csn be made at the
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Platte CowBty Tswchayi
Will be held at HMPhtwy. Niln
Saturday, Feb. 18, 190f, at 1 o'cloek p. a,
PBOGBAM. .v ,
Chores , "Song of the. Wares"
"Where Shall We Find aStaaderd .
for-Prohnnciation?'?'. .'Anaa E. Otthv
"Number Work in the Country ,
School" Carrie Larsou
Song "Our Flag". .Intermediate Pupils
"Tomorrow's Men and Woese".,..!-
"Primary -Beading". .Elisabeth
Song "Don't Fret" Gnuaaiar Qkk
Debate: Besolved, Tbaln.oieUeg
bred men, as a class, are saperiaria
mental attainments sad caltnre to self-
ednoated men. -.,.
Affirmative A. J.. Patterson
Negative J. J. Malone . ,
Chorus "Joys of Sprite"
neading or nunntea of Jffqnroa tneelaaf'.
Boll call. Quotations from Liaosia.
Examinations will be bald at Lindsay,
Humphrey, Creeton, Platte Center, Men-
roe and at tbe office of the Uotuty
Superintendent, on March 11 and 13, for
those wishing to finish the work of the
rural school and take advantage of the
free High school law during the costing
year. Tests in tbe following branches
will be given: Arithmetic, graauaar,
history, mental arithmetic, geography,
physiology, reading, spelling and writing.
Examinations will commence at 8:90
a. m. of each day. Each answer paper
must be headed with: Name, age. ad
dress, number of home district and
name of teacher. -If possible, take all. of
tbe branches' at tbe first exauiiaatioa.
Another examination will be given in
May for those who failed or who were
not able to be'preent.
BALD HEADS NOT WANTED.
Baldness Is Too Generally Consider
ed a Sign of Advanced Age.
A bald headed person does not have an
eqnal chance with one blessed with a
healthy head of hair, because baldness is
too generally accepted as an indication
of age. Many large corporations. have
established n age limit, and refuse to
take men over 35 years of age as new em
Almost 65 per contof bald beaded,peo-
ple may regain a good bead of healthy
hair if they will 'follow our advice and
accept onr offer. We have a remedy that
we positively guarantee to grow hair on
any head, unless the roots are entirely
dead, their follicles closed, and the scalp
has become glszed and shiny. We want
people to try this remedy at our risk,
with the distinct understanding that un
less it does exactly wbat we claim it will
and gives satisfaction in every respect
we shall make no charge for the remedy
need during the trial.
We know exactly what we are talking
about, and with this offer back of our
statements no one should scoff, doubt
onr word or hesitate to put our remedy
to en actual test.
We want everyone in Columbus who ia
suffering from any scalp or hair trouble;
dandruff, falling bair or baldness to try
our Bexall "93" Hair Tonic. We want
them to use it regularly say until three
bottles have been used and if it does
not eradicate dandruff, cleanse snd re
fresh tbe scalp, tighten the bair in its
roots, ami grow new hair, we will return
every cent paid us fur the remedy for
the mere asking. There is no formality
expected, and we exact no obligation
from tbe user whatever.
We are established right herein Col
umbus and make this offer with a full
understanding that our business success
entirely depends upon the sort of treat
ment accorded our customers, and we
would not dare make tbe above offer un
less we were positively certain that we
could substantiate it in every particular.
Twoizee. 50c and $1 00. Pollock & Co.
the drugitists on the coner.
Striving to Please.
"Yes." said the housewife; "yours is
1 a sad stor-y. But it isn't the same story
you told last year."
"Well, lady," answered Plodding
Pete, "you surely wouldn't expect a
man to go all dat time an' not show
EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY
should be photographed at regular intervals. The photographs are a
pictorial history of their progress and growth.
HAVE YOUR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHED
here and yon will secnr the bent portraits it is pot?ib!e to produce. Do it now while
thy are all with yon. The de-irest possession in some household is a picture raken of
some lored one w h has ennn away or beyond.
Successor to Wm. Helwig. DeHART STUDIO.
i itnu UvwU-ujii tt: $ if
Humanitarian Who Failed. '
A Brooklyn man complains that hej
lost 500 backing up an invention toj
prevent snoring. He can at least count
on the sympathy of y several minion
"light sleepers' wbo-wlll Join him ra
heartfelt regrets that the antl-snoring
device did mot succeed, . .
In tact, for anything in tb book
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