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Don't go around with a chip on your
shoulder waiting for someone to knock
it off to start something.
Nobody has any use for a man or a
woman with a grouch; everybody's
afraid to speak to yon for fear you'll
snap at them. We all have our trou
bles; it's a busy world and few people
have time to listen to another tale of
.woe; we must each solve our own prob
lems and what cannot be helped
must be endured. How much easier
to commence the task with a smile, to
put on a good front and look cheer
ful; don't cross bridges until you get
to them; then proceed hopefully and
not grumblingly. If you do this you
will be surprised how easy that seem
ingly hard task will be accomplished.
If you think your employer is not
paying you sufficient wages, don't get
dissatisfied and grouchy, don't go
around doing your work sour-faced
and glum, making you feel uncom
fortable. The world does not owe you a liv
ing until you have proved your worth.
Forget your grouch; go to work with
a will; do your work so well, watch
your chance to do little tasks that
-lighten your bosses' burden, assume
little responsibilities and by compe
tent, efficient work make yourself so
valuable to the concern that they can't
do without you. Then you will get a
promotion and raise in salary. If you
had no failures, you would not under
stand what success means.
So much of one's success depends on
your personal equation, the possession
of attractive qualities, and upon your
personality. You can cultivate a
helpful spirit -of cordiality, of large
miadedness, a broad, generous way of
looking at things, it will be an inesti
mable advantage; helping you to get
along in the world. Who does not
appreciate-to meet the person with a
frank, cordial manner, while it is
positively depressing to meet with
person of icy, formal, suspicious man
ner. A glad hand and a cheery man
ner does lots of good sometimes. We
may not be able to give rich gifts but
we can donate our friend a cheerful
Worries kill more people than work.
Today is yours, tomorrow never comes;
then greet the world with a smile.
Effort does not promise success, but it
is a long step toward it. Fit your
self for the opportunity; when it comes,
if you are prepared, you can grasp it,
make the most of it. Chances for ad
vancement to the top of the ladder
. never were so plentiful as today.
If you are a clerk behind the coun
ter, greet your costomer pleasantly, if
the owner, of a large establishment,
address a cheerful word to those in
your employ occasionally; they will
extend the cheer and good will to
those whom you wish to secure pat
ronage from; or if the person of means
who does not depend on the general
public for the support of your
business enterprise, lend a cheerful
countenance to all with whom you
come in contact, it may brighten
more dark skies than dollars and
dimes promiscuously scattered. It will
add to your personality, your regula
tion and your character, if you will
I recall a Methodist pastor who
used to go up and down the .isle of
Lincoln stores into the office buildings
or factories, his face wreathed in
smiles, and without the formality of
an introduction to each, his cheerful,
musical voice would burst forth in such
as "Helo, little girl!" To
" Were you at 6unday school
yesterday?" or "Were you at church
Seadnv? Why not?" On the street
or in the church pew, the bootblack
'and shop girl received as many words
of comfort and cheer as the society
peer or moneyed individual who sup-
iajl that church. His words of
kiadarss and cheer influenced many
Lifc is a aeries of adjustments.
From the cradle tha grave, living is
jaaty process of learning how.
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By Alice 6. Johnson.
THE COOK VEMMCT.
Having examined Dr. Cook's evi
deuce of bis discovery of the north
pole, the committee of the aaiverafty
of Copenhagen throws it aside as
worthless. The committee does net
say he did not reach the pole, only that
proof is wanting. It is yet possible
that Cook reached the pole. It is
remotely possible that he should prove
as much to the general satisfaction.
But either chance is small. If he was
not a knave, deliberately delaying his
exposure till he should harvest a for
tune from American publishers and
American audiences, then, he was a
simpleton to expect such evidence as
he presented, to .pass scientific scru
tiny. If a knave, his claims are fraud
ulent; if a fool, valueless. How should
a mental wreck, however honest, know
that he had been at the pole?
Such are the probable justifiable
assumptions at this stage of .the case.
It is a pitiful spectacle of Cook, a
humiliating one to the Danes, and a
rather absurd one to the American
people. If Cook did reach the pole,
being yet too ignorant to prove the
fact, it is one kind of tragedy to him.
If he is a convicted confidence man,
his case is yet tragic, though less re
grettable. Which is his case we may
judge, perhaps, from his final disposi
tion of the fortune he is said to have
reaped from his claims.
The manifest interest of the Danes
in approvingCook's claims makes their
decision the more crushing. They had
dined and doctored and decorated him,
and their own decision is made in the
face of the fact that it involves their
own deep humiliation. The Ameri
cans who paid absurd prices to hear
Dr. Cook lecture were the undiscrimi
nating crowd. In Denmark royalty
and scholarship had combined to
credit Cook. They will be less trust
ful again. One of the tragedies of the
business is the trail of cynicism, of im
paired confidence in human integrity,
which is left behind it
The matter is not yet at a satisfac
tory conclusion. Perhaps that cannot
be reached except by analysis of the
mind of Dr. Cook; and the human
mind, unfortunately, is in deeper twi
light, a harder region to explore than
even the poles. But we should like to
hear from Dr. Cook. We should like
to see him submit to an examination
by alienists, psychologists, and logi
cians, that such crude chart of his
mental geography as is possible might
be drawn. Then with Cook finally
disposed of it behooves us to turn to
his rival, and if his dattf prove con
vincing where Cook's did not, hail
Peary with due honor as the discoverer
of the pole. State Journal.
Statues are nothing to the fame of a
man as great as Robert . Lee, or
George Washington, or William
Lee's fame will take' care of itself,
and the Virginia delegation in con
gress is right to risk no unseemly
wrangle over the statue. General Lee
would not wish it
History will give Virginia and Vir
ginia's great sons their full due in the
fullness of time. Let the narrow and
ignorant few pass in peace rather than
have an opportunity to insult the
memory of the nobles exemplar of
nineteenth century manhood.
Leave the niche vacant where the
statue was to have stood. At the fun
eral of Junia; the sister of Brutus, the
effigies of many other great Romans
were displayed; but Tactitus records
in an immortalpassage of his wonder
ful Latin that the effigy of Brutus was
seen the mere because of the verv fact
of its absence. Norfolk (Va.) Land
mark. NORTH AND SOUTH.
The interests of north and south are
identical. .Commercially,- iatellect
ually, morally their people have the
same aims, the same tastes, the same
ideals. It would be a blessing if the
historians would drop the civil war
for awhile, and the disputes between
New England and Virgiaia or the
Carolines over the exact meaning of
phrases that have lost their meaning
could cease. A southern newspaper
baa lately been resenting the use of the
phrase, "a war for the perpetuation of
bondage,'' and a New England news
paper has been proclaiming its accur
acy. Let it pen There is no more
bondage, and north and soath are
working in uaison for the same cause,
the good of the whole country. New
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One hundred million of inhajntaptrf
Such U thandveace estimate made by
the Census Bureau of the papulation
of the United States in 1910,
iag to an article by Rene
To count them and reckon tap their
asaaifbld activities giving, as a prea
erly taken census must, a -complete
picture of the people and their d"ing
'will be an enormous task. There
will be 330 supervisors, appointed by
the President to look after, as many
geographical districts and in Washing
ton alone at least 3,000 additional
clerks will be employed.
These clerks, three fourths of them
women, will be appointed through th
Civil Service iO)mmheion,' which will
hold ewmisjations for the pstraese be
fore long ra every tote and -territory.
Any person male or female, who is not
afflicted with tuberculosis, will be con
sidered eligible. As-a matter of
course, there will be a tremendous
scramble -for the jobs, which pay from
$600 to $1,000 per annum. ..
When the first census of this.coun
try was taken, in 1790, the work was
done by 650 employes. To gather
and put together the data of the
census of 1910 will require the servi-.
ces of an army of nearly 70,000 men
and women a number much greater
thant the entire population of New
York and Boston combined at the
time of the taking of the first census.
Ababy is born every twelve sec
onds, and, thanks to this fact, about
2,500,000 fresh citizens will be added
to our population in the census year
1910. The passing bell will toll every
twenty-three seconds, ushering 1,350,
000 Americans out of the world dur
ing the twelve months. Every twenty
four seconds a marriage will occur,
giving expectation of filled cradles,
and five of these latter will be supplied
with occupants every minute during
So huge has the population grown
that the taking of the census of 1910
would be a job nothing short of ap
palling, were it not for the recent in
troduction of machinery into the busi
ness. It is reckoned that the mere
tabulation of the sex, age, nativity and
occupations of the people, if made by
hand, would consume, for these' four
items alone, the entire time of 100
clerks for eight years. But most of i
the work is now done by machines
which may almost be said to think,
and which, when the facts are once
gathered by the enumerators, attend
to the task of putting them together.
The Census Bureau is buying a
large number of machines of entirely
new patterns, which are a great im
provement on any apparatus of .the
kind hitherto known. They are run
by electricity, and so perfect is their
operation that if the clerk makes a
mistake, the contrivance stops auto
matically. The tabulating machine
CHRISTMAS TREES AND CON
SCIENCE. - A few years ago there was a terri
ble outcry against the Christmas tree
as an assault upon the natural resour
ces of the country. Today when we
know more about forestry than we
formerly did, we have the assuring
information that Christinas trees are
not at all the drain upon the forests of
the country they have been pictured.
In fact, it is estimated that all the
Christmas trees used in American
could be grown on a farm of 1,600
acres. With this reassurance we shall
'probably trim our Christmas trees and
light the tapers with an easy con
sciousness that we are doing nothing to
make posterity regret our precedence
in the matter of time.
The Christmas tree is more general
ly used in Germany, a land where
practical forestry has made great
strides, than in-, any other Christian
land. We mav -feel assured that if
the Germans use Christmas trees, it is
because the forests can afford them.
But let us not overlook the fact that
Germany has Christmas trees in
plenty, because Germany plants trees.
She has better and cheaper Christmas
trees than we have, because she raises
trees for the purpose. Minneapolis
: 5As touching Mayor Dahlman and
his aids, this is about the situation.
.Neither he nor they have willfully,
maliciously aad feloniously neglected
to enforce the law touching die adjust
ment of the lid in the big town by the
river. Omaha covers a large territory,
and contains many places licensed to
deal in firewater under the statutes
aad ordinances regulating the
If something stimulatine has
served here and there a minute or two
after the gong sounded, H has been
against the orders of the -board of ire
and police, of which the mayor is a
ssember ex-officio, and not through
their connivance or in conformity to
their desires, aad they are all agreed
as to that The governor therefore
Bacsriarlhelwerkiag day of seven
will handle ,sj
asaar as' 415 eards a jsjarf V-jggliJnsl JQ
ainnte; hut the
actual work is about 85f . This is
average of 80,000 or 90,000 cards ia a
As the census returns aome ia from
the numerators ail over the country, hi
the shape of filled in blanks, the
they , contain rill be
The facto ia question are.
copied on the cards by peaching holes,
and the posttiea of each h)le iadioates
its significance, so that no writing is
required. Thus for example, a few
holes will tell that the individual rep
resented by a card is white, of male
sex, 45 years old, magged, a teacher
by profession, able to read, write and
speak English with the additional
information that he was bom ia Eng
land, that he has been ia the United
States tea years, that he is a natural
ized cititen, and where he resides.
8ome of the new tabulators have ad
ding machines attached to them to.
prepare statistics of agriculture and
certain other arrangements of figures
bformational. Another novel device
'is an automatic.sorter, which separates
the cards into classes, electromagnets
controlling their passage through' a
series of chutes. Indeed, all of the
mechanism from beginning to end de
pends upon electricity, the current
being made and broken by little metal
rods which pass through the holes. ia
The enumerator employed togath-
er tne Acts tor tne census of iviu
from all parts of the country' will
number 65,000, and all of them will be
menr-save perhaps a. Jew, who, for
some special and particular reason,
will be of the geatler sex. Some
women did this kind of- work for the
last census very efficiently, but ordi
narily it is too rough, not infrequently
involving quite a little hardship of one
kind or another. 'The busines8ef
putting the foots together, however,
after they have been collected, will be
intrusted mainly to women.
The Census Bureau .is now a per
manent establishment ia Washington.
It is kept running, with a compara
tively small force of clerks, all the1
time whereas it used to 'go out of
existence after each enumeration of
the population (was -.accomplished,
springing up anew and suddenly every
ten years, like a gigantic mushroom.
As things are at present arranged,
however, the plant is always in exis
tence on a small scale, mere is a
skeleton organization, so to speak, and
this is readily expanded, when the
occasion arrives, into a huge and effect
ive machine for the gathering of facts.
Such an expansion is now beginning
to take place, and within a short time
the machine will be in full operation
for the taking of the thirteenth census
of the United States. The Union. ,
did right not to bring ouster proceed
ings, under the Sackett law, for the
tendency of such a proceeding would
have been to make the lawless more
prone to evil than ever. The fact is
Jim Dahlman is better qualified to
grasp the lid in Omaha" and hold it
down than any man in Douglas coun
ty, because he is a particular friend oi
the wide-open element, and they will
sacrifice to please him; when they
would resort to almost any subterfuge
to thwart the efforts of those on the
other side. Moreover, the mayor said
when he visited the governor, that
he had witnessed no violations
of the eight o'clock closing law, from
which we charitably conclude that he
doesn't violate the proprieties by look
ing straight ahead when it is just as
easy to fix his gaze oar the ceiling, or
peer through the" window at the sur
ging throng on the sidewalk below.
The Chiefs Crrer.
Goron was chief of the Parte poHee
when the foUowius; Incident took piece:
Lombroeo bad written a nook in IttfJ
on criminality among women, so reus
the story, and when It was finished
wrote to Goron to send nlm "forthwith-
some portraits of Parisian wo
man criminals. Anxious to please the
writer, the package Waa made up and
started on. its tour to Italy. Ween
the book came out Lombroso sent a
copy, handsomely bound, to Goron.
who saw bis sift acknowledged on tne
first page, 'it was a scholarly book."
said the chief, "and would have had
a large sale but for-an error on my
part. (The pfcturefe came oat ot the
wrong drawerof my desk. They
not criminals at all. but women
had applied Tor barksters'i!
a new edition bad to be printed, to
make good a police mistake."
A couple of asm got Into a warm ar
gument aad finally came to Mews.
After tne fracas a spectator remarked:
A soft aaswer rurneth away wrath,
and vice versa. We should all ?keep
polite toogaea la aur, beada. -OeJy last
night I beard a very fat man say with
a loud laugh to a bowlegged friend:
"Jim. old man. yen look aa if yeal
been riding a barrel!!
M aAni yea. suspnid Jim sourly, look
aa If you'd swallowed one.' "
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S6 dajs We bespeak your orders for
nour lor 19101 and assure, yoe taat hej
will receive our most prompt and care
fat nitration. There can be' n qntinn
as .to the superiority of the WAY irN
brand, aa thousands 6it daily users
will attest. - Join tlto'ranaeor stufld
flour users by orderiaf a sack et WAY
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3t YEARS OF SUCCM6.
Pollock, Co. Oflcrfsjisifff for
Catarrh. 'The M$pnir.Dats
" Nothing If fc FeDaC -;
When a medicine esTeots
in a very laraaj
aad when we oiw?
on our own personal
will cost. the user nothing It ites notrj
completely relieve catarrh, it is onTH
reasonable that people. sboaM believe
sis, or at least put our claim to a praetfc
eel tost,, when we take all the risk t
These are facts which we want Ihe aeV
pie to sebstaatiate. We want them to
try Retail Mucu-Tone, a medicine pre
pared from a prescription of a physician
with whom catarrh ws a specialty, aad
'Who has a record of thirty years of envi
able eueeess to his record:
vWe receive wore good reports about
Resell Mueu-Tone.than we do of all
other catarrh remedies sold in our store
aad if store people only knew what a
thoroughly dependable remedy Rezall
Maeu-Tone is, it would be the only eatar
;ru remedy we would have any demand
Rexall Mucu-Tone is quickly absorbed
and. by its therapeutic effect .tends to
djsjafsct aad cleanse the entire mucous
sssmhraasoua tract, to destroy and re
move the parasites which in tare the
membraneous tissues, to Bootbe the
irritation aad nasi the soreness, stop the.
mucous disobarge. build np strong,
healthy tissue and relieve the blood and
system of diseased matter:- Its influen
ce is toward stimulating tlw mucu-cells,
aidiag digestion and improving nutri
tion until the whole body vibrates with
healthy activity. In a comparatively
abort .time it brings about a noticeable
gain in weight, strength, good color and
feeling of buoyancy.
We urge you to try Rexall Mucu-Tone
beginning a treatment today. At any
tune you are not satisfied, simply come
and toll us, and we will quiokiy return
your atoney without question or quibble.
We naive RxU Muou Tone in two sizes
f0 cento ud $1.00. Remember you can
obtsia Rexall remedies in Oolumbus on
ly, at Pollock & Co's. store on the cor
ner. A Sacred Bath.
The number of queer things the vari
ous peoples do in the name of religion
ere legion, but no sight is more odd
'then .that which may be witnessed on
Badrtnath. a peak of the Himalayan
range In northwestern India. The peal:
kwme 2&901 feet above the sea. and
at an altitude of 10.400 feet there is
built a sbrine of Vishnu overhanging
a great tank fed by water from the
sacrei thermal spring. Annually about
lfijOOQ pilgrims climb the weary path
to the shrine, and every twelfth year.
whep the Kumbb Melab is celebrated.
the number Increases to at least 50.000.
Arriving at tne sbrine. the pilgrims
adore the great Idol, liberally fee the
Brahman priests and bathe in the sa
cred tank. Thisjatter performance Is
eUgbtly etartllng. as men and women.
absolutely nude, plunge nto tbe water
with cries of Joy until the entire tank
to a seething mass of humanity, re
sembling very much tbe familiar "wig
gtetatta of an infrequently emptied
rain herre!. New York Times.
Why He Hadn't Triad It.
X party was encamped on tbe Bear
.river In eastern Utah, when a pros
pector came along one, morning on a
mule. He bad bis jaw tied up and at
trst seemed Inclined to pass on with
out a word. On second thought, bow
ever, be halted and gruffly queried:
"How fur to Salt Lake?"
Three hundred miles." .
Traveled far?' ' ?'
"About 200 miles."
Get your Jaw burt?"
!No; It'a just an infernal toothache.
nnd I'm e-ridlng five hundred miles to
get It pulled.'
We Invited him down, and one of tbe
crowd got a piece of string: round tbe
tooth and jerked it out as quick as you
plcasr After the overjoyed man had
ceased dancing about I queried:
"Why didn't you try tbe string before-starting
out on such a long ride?"
"Best kind of reason, sir. 1 hadn't
nary a strlag."
A King'a Old Clothes.
The posthumous ssle of tbe ward
robe of King George IV. of England
realised J75.00U. Ureville. who at
tended the sale, says tbat tbe king
"hardly ever gave anything away ex
cept bte linen, which was distributed
every year. There' are all tbe coats
be has ever bad for fifty years. 2Wi
sanes without number, every
of uniform, tbe costumes of all
.the orders in Europe, splendid furs.
naueses. hunting cents aud breeches.
Bis profusion iu these articles was
uatounded because be never paid for
them, and his memory was so accu
rate teat one of. bis pages told me be
reeeilerted every article of dress, no
matter how old. and tbat tbey were
alvmya Mehie to be called on to pro
duce aome particular coat or other ar
ticle ot apparel ot years goue by."
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About Our New
We are showing on the floor at the present time our
new line of Bed Room Furniture in Circassian walnut,
mahoffanv. bird's ere manle. eolden oak and the good
. w oj m
In beds we have something new in wood in the Ver
nis Martin and enamel finishes. The first time these
goods were shown was in Grand Rapids last July. We
can truthfully say that at the present time we can show
you a larger line of 'bedroom goods than we ever carried
In kitchen cabinets we fave just received a line of
the Springfield make, the best we ' know of, in prices
ranging from $18.50 to $40.00. We also show the. Mc
Dougalline of sifter bin cabinets.
Pedestal extension tables, 42 inch round tops, we are
selling now for $11.00. These are first class tables in
oak and ash, solid woods, golden oak finishes. Genuine
quarter sawed oak tops on these tables at $14.50 and $16.
219-21-23 West Eleventh Street , Columbus, Nebraska
Illinois, Rock Springs
and Colorado Coals
at prices that will interest you. Let us
figure with you lor your winter's supply.
T. B. Hord
Let Us Prove To YOU Hurt
You Want This
We can provide it aad -prove, that if
you have it installed, -you :won'teeU it
for what it cost you.'
Let Ua Take the Kek
If you are not sarJafied, and kd
not do all we claim, we will take if
and give your money back.
We Handle the"
' We know this ia the beat HeatReaj
lator made regardlees of price, and we
know the price puts it within the reach
of every household.
Furnace or Boiler-All Kaaskef FsjeL
A. DUSSELL & SON
We invite all who desire choice
steak, aad the very best cuts "of
all ether meata to call at oar
ssathet on Eleventh street. We
also handle poultry aad nsh aad
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Hints and Mules
X- nav a car of choice
broke horses, and mules,
aad will aell them reasona
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