The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, December 29, 1909, Image 8

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We wish to extend New Tear
Greetings to our many custo
mers and friends, and thank
them for their patronage daring
the last year, and ask for a con
tinuation of the same during
Marriage Licenses.
Cmarlea O. Taylor, Lindsay 82
VeuM M. Davis, Monroe.... 18
Joseph Davis, Primrose 41
Sarah J. Adams, Primrose 27
GayS Padden, Newman Grove 90
Kate C Spohn, Newman Orove 34
Harris A. Daily, Ohsdron 23 '
Anna Sobneitzky, Stanton 19
" Hew to Make Chop Suey.
When bis sister came home from
Stoking school and asked him If be
had ever beard a recipe for chop suey
be didn't like to admit there waa any-
on earth that he did not know.
Just at that age. So be spar-
Mi for time by asking what abe want
ed H for.
It teems that the cooking school
teacher had given them the question to
Mveatigate for themselves. It was one
far which there were many answers,
bt the girl who produced the best
lectpe was to receive a little prize of
tort. Her big brother must nave
oat bow chop suey was made.
the thought, during some of bis trips
It Chinatown.
The brother then smiled a wicked
mile and said be would write out the
beat aad easiest recipe for chop suey
hi the world. Next morning be band
ti her anenvelope containing the in
formation. 8be did not open it until
her tame was called In the class.
Then this hi what she read aloud, to
the amazement of all. herself Included:
7 "Recipe For Chop Suey.-Take a
hewl of nice, clean suey and then chop
. If Chicago Tribune.
The Hint That Failed.
, wireA tree, you know, gets new
eJttbet every spring hat. parasol, ey-
! ttythlng. Husband Yes. darling, and
Ices them all itself. Fllegende Blat
Two to On.
She Charlie, why are you so very
arech opposed to piano duets? He
'From principle. I think it's cowardly
far two persons to attack one piece of
of Ladies' Suits and Coats
Bought at 271-2c on the dollar
will be sacrificed at a frac
tion of their value
Tou will be able to buy a Good Up-to-Date Suit for $5.00
. . a coat for $1.98
Buinning Monday, Dec. 27, Ending Saturday, Jan. I
.If you cannot afford a suit of this lot for yourself or daughter
now, at these ridioulously low prices, you never will.
N. VuV
Th Very Simple Life.
Pierre Loti. the French author, el
ways did like a practical joke. A
French poet who had been advocating
a return, to the simple life decided one
day to make the acquaintance of Loti.
He left bis village, be who never trav
els, stick In hand, to make the jour
ney to Hendaye. the home of Loti. on
foot He prayed the celebrated novel
ist to receive him without ceremony;
that he should - be satisfied with a
bowl of milk for his repast.
But he was much astonished when
the novelist took him at bis word. In
the dining room on a table without
cloth or napkin there was only an Im
mense crock of milk.
The visitor showed some hesitation
about beginning tbefeast. Meanwhile
his host began to" walk around the
room like a bear In a cage, only inter
rupting bis walk from time to time to
take a long swig of milk from the
crock. Without saying a word the host
invited the astonished guest to Imitate
The man of the simple life bad found
one more simple than himself, and be
left the bouse convinced that the great
novelist had become crazy.
British Julius Caesars.
Julius Caesar, who on one of the
dosing days of August in 56 B. C.
landed on the Kentish coast has bad
many British namesakes, including a
great cricketer, but the best known Is
Julius Caesar, master of the rolls un
der James L. about whom Lord Clar
endon In the first volume of bis his
tory tells the amusing story. "Remem
ber Caesar." The unpopular Karl of
Portland sat up all night in a barri
caded bouse with his friends and re
tainers armed to the teeth because he
found In his pocket a slip of paper
bidding him "Remember Caesar.",
which really bad reference not to the
assassination of the Roman statesman,1
but to some preferment promised to a
son of Sir Julius Caesar. The tomb
of Sir Julius Caesar, with a quaint
epitaph In legal phraseology. Is among
the many curious monuments of St
Helen's, Blsbopsgate. London Family
Herald. '
Cnrieue Spectte.'e.'Seen at Tiaiei'.tp
On Spot In England.
A very curious aatrononilcal pbe-,
nomenon occurs In the heavens at a
certain time of the year wfcjch can be
witnessed only by standing in the par
ish churchyard of Leek. In Sttfford-
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From that position the top of -a
mountain known as the Cloud hreakV
the line of sight and fully intercept!
your view ,of the setting of the sun. !
This mountain is six miles distant, as "
the crow flies, from the town of Leek- t
and owing to Its peculiar ? formation '
causes the sun when it has entered
that sign of the zodiac known as Can j
cer, which happens when we are about
halfway through the year, to produca
the strange' effect of setting twice t
The first time that it sets the town
.sinks Into darkness, and the Inhab
itants light up their houses and shops
In the usual way. Presently dawn suf
fuses over the town, clear daylight
follows, and artificial lights are put out j
At the second setting of the sun
darkness sets In for good. This phe
nomenon continues for some days.
The head and shoulders of the dis
tant mountain Intervene just at the
juncture when the sun at the first set
ting drops behind the .top or head of
the mountain. There be hides for tome
time and emerges again from behind,
just heiow tne neau ana tnrows aay
light out upon the locality once more,
when he again sinks behind the moun
tain's shoulders and finally sets behind
the horizon. Stray Stories.
And Within an Hour the Wind Veered
and the Shower Came.
Frances Gostling. author of "The
Britons at Home," has this curious tale
of the dolmen of Rocenaud with Its
curious cup shaped impressions like
the constellation Pleiades: An old wo
man, a bystander, was asked what the
marks were for. "Folks say," said
she. "that they were made by the el
bows and knees of St Rock. He fell
down on this stone when he landed
from 'Ireland." And then the old wo
man added: "We use the holes now
when we waut the wind to change.
We knock In -them." The story con
tinues: " Do ask her to knock!' 1 cried
eagerly. There was. a moment of hesi
tation on the part of the old woman, a
half franc shown in a careless way.
and 'What wind would madam like to
have? 'Southwest' said 1, looking at
the cloudless sky.
"The old woman took up a flint and
went slowly to the dolmen. Without
any pause for reflection she knocked
three times in a particular depression,
murmuring some words 1 should not
have understood even had they been
audible. 'Come.' observed my friend;
'we have yet time to see the rest of
the peninsula.'
"The old woman said something, at
which . M. le Rouzic laughed. 'She
says that if we are going' farther it
will be best to be quick,' said he.
'Why?' The rain you asked for will
be here shortly.' And in less than an
hour it was raining."
Needle Dust
In factories where needles are made
the grindstones throw off gtpat quanti
ties of minute steel partlcies. with
which the air becomes heavily charg
ed, although the dust is too fine to be
perceptible to the eye. Breathing the
dust shows no Immediate effect but
gradually sets up Irritation, usually
ending In pulmonary consumption, in
effective attempts were made to screen
the air by gauze or linen guards for
nose and mouth.' At but the. use "of
the magnet was suggested, and now
masks of magnetized steel wire are
worn by workmen and effectually re
move the metal dust before the air la
breathed. London Graphic.
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Bribery Was Rampant In ilia Old Time
" Campaigns.'
Even . now parliamentary elections
are not. altogether free from corrup
tion. Worcester was for a thne dis
franchised after the last, general eleov
tion on account. of the irregularities
found to have been prevalent, and 0th" f
et constltueucIesAaU a rough time be
fore they -were secure of their respec
five members. ' r
But the old' time elections were al
together dUkreut. The popularity of
the reform bill, which purposed the
abolition of bribery, was by no means
universal. In the Times of May 10.
1831,- there is a story of a London po
lice constable who asked ibis inspector
for leave to go Into the country to vote
for an anti-reform candidate. Be ex
plained that, he would get 10 and his
expenses for his vote, but complained
that it was., not then as in former
times, when be had bad as much as
40 and never less than 25. "And if
that reform bill passes it will be a
aad lota to me and my brother free-
King George IU. had bis own meth
ods as an election agent On the eve
of an election at Windsor in which
Admiral Keppel was the Whig candi
date the king strolled Into a eilk mer
cert ahop in the town and called out:
"The queen wants a gown wants a
gown!- No' Keppel! No Keppel P
London "Answers.
Largest ' Is the Garrison Flat,
Twenty by Thirty-six Feet
.The. largest ensign made Is called
No. 1, and .its dimensions are thirty-
six feet on the fly and nineteen feet at
the hoist but this Is very rarely used.
The largest flag used In tbe army It
the garrison flag, with a thirty-six foot
fly and a twenty foot hoist' which is
displayed only on holidays and impor
tant occasions.
To describe tbe various designs and
give tbe different dimensions of all the
flags used in onr army and navy
would require several columns of
space. Thne Is a considerable num
ber of flags of various kinds that have
peculiar functions to perform. Tbe
amount of bunting required for tbe
outfit of one of our battleships Is
something enormous, for, besides our
own flags, she musfbe supplied with a
varied" assortment (some forty odd) of
foreign national flags for display, as
naval etiquette demands, when tbe
high officials 'of other nations come
aboard or' whose waters our ships en
ter while on a foreign cruise.
All of these foreign flags are made
at tbe Brooklyn navy yard. Manches
ter (N. H.) Union.
Not Worth Having.
He was employed by a firm of deal
ers in bric-a-brac and old furniture to
scour rural 'districts in search of an
tiques, and suddenly, he espied an old
fashioned cottage nestling at the foot
of a hill. -
Surely here' in this old world spot
there would 'be something in his line.
He, knocked sharply at the door, and
a weary looking woman answered.
"Do yon happen to have any antique
furniture, madam," he asked, "or any
old -ornaments, such as heathen idols
or the like?.
, The woman looked somewhat pus
sled for a moment
"1 think I've cot one." she said at
Agog with, expectation, be followed
ber.Into'the:hoose and to a room where
bur a hulking fellow who waa fast
aaleep on a conch.
There it" is," abe replied, pointing
to the conch. "He's the only idle thing
I've got in the place hasn't done tny
.work for years. He may .do for yon,
but he's certainly no ornament" Lon
don Tit-Bits.
Logic, Feminine Brand.
"I don't like to play cards for mon
ey, but I don't in tbe least mind play
ing for a prize," Is tbe attitude of sev
eral New York women who have re
cently got up a club. Who was to
furnish tbe prizes was another ques
tion. They .didn't wish to have tbe
woman at whose borne they happened
to be prizes In addition to
a little luncheon, trinauy one ox iue
members suggested a plan which baa
met the approval of all tbe women
concerned, and it bat been adopted la
the club. At tbe beginning of the
game each player puts up a quarter,
to that, there is a prize of a dollar at
each table for the winner. That Is
perfectly logical and the eternal feml
nine way of getting out of a difficulty.
They don't want to play for money
but it to til right to pity for prises.
whatever they may be. And the
wires hannen to be money. No mat
ter. New York Praam,
"His Conclusion.
"And this." said tbe young man who
ebowtnx-bls country relatives
through the Museum of Art "!. repli
cant the Venus de MIlo."
"Gosh." ttfd hit Uncle Amasa, "she
waa a rood looker, all right! Wa'n't
never married, was the?'
"No; I dent believe she ever was."
"I s'pose. bein' armless and not bav
in' a husband to hook p her do's, she
timply bad. to dress that way. no mat
ter whether tbe liked it or nof-Cbl-cago
His Mtmery.
"Harhe-a good memory?"
"No. just a common, ordinary, every
day memory. He remembers people
who owe him money much better than
those to whom be owes money." De
troit Free Press.
If mere Ideas are not truth they are
at least the cloth of which It It made
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The Stuart Penny.
A pamphlet published hi 1077. enti
tled "The Worth of a Penny: or. A
Caution to. ..Keep -Money, With, the!
Causes of tbe Scarcity and Misery of
the Want Thereof in These Hard and
Merciless Times." contains a list of
articles obtainable for a penny in the;
days of Charles II. These include "a I
dhm of coffee to auk-ken vour stom-!
aeb and rerresn your spirits." a iair
encumber" aud "portions of sucb com
odltlesjts nuts, vinegar, grapes, cake,
onions and oatmeal." The catalogue
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of pennyworths obtainable at an'
apothecary's Is a lengthy one and in
cludes "lettuce to make you sleep,
nitbridate to make you sweat and ani
seed, which may save your life In a
fainting- or awouud."
This In tbe way of recreation "for a
penny yon may see any monster. Jack
anapes or those roaring boyes, tbe
lyons; yon may hear a most eloquent
oration upon our English kings and
queens if you listen,, to him wbo keeps
monuments at Westminster; you may
have all tbe news in England' and
other countries of murders, floods.'
witches, fires, tempests and what not
In tbe weekly newsbookt." London
How He Helped the Blind.
"Please help a blind man." said a
fellow with green goggles as he held a
tin cup toward tbe line of people issu
ing from the Onion depot. "1 always
help tfce blind." said one of two young
men who were passing, and be stopied
and took out a five dollar bill. "Can
you get a quarter out of this?" "1
guess so." said tbe blind man. fishing
out a handful of change and counting
out $4.75. "Well. John." said the ben
evolent young man's companion as
they walked on. "you're a bigger fool
than I took you to" be." "Am 1?" said
John. "Yes. you are. That fellow's no
more blind than I am. How could be
tell that was a five dollar bill?"
"Blamed K 1 know," said John inno
cently, "but be must be mighty .near
sighted not to see that It was a coun
terfeit" Chicago News.
A Vegetable Cameo.
Spain Is the land of the onion, a fact
which tempted Mr. Shaw, the author
of "Spain of Today." to fall Into the
amended easy verse. All returned
travelers are sure to appreciate it for!
its feeling for truth rather than Its re
semblance to tbe form of "Tbe An
cient. Msriner:"
Garlic, garlic everywber
Kxcept In wnat you artnlc.
Ladies" Cloaks. Skirts aw Jackets
Our New Fall and Winter Iinf of Ladies'
Suits, Cloaks, Skirts, Children's Cloaks
and Coats is now complete. We can save you money
in this department Call and be convinced. We are
always glad to short our goods.
We txe showing a complete new Um of
Ladies, Gents' and Children's Sweaters
The Celebrated SCHMIDT KNIT Sweattn for golf, autoinf and outing wear. They
are all the vogue.
SPECIAL THIS WEEK Gents' "Four In Hand" Ties, 20 cents
each, 3 for 50 cents. In all the late colors.
We also carry a Complete Line of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, La
dies' and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Comlorts, Blankets,
Carpets and Shoes
PRICES 25c, 35c, 50c and
piaer Web at Styptic.
A spider's web. an old cure for bleed
ing. It an uncleanly application, at It
la generally procured from tbe most
neglected corner in a room and la con
sequently laden with dust The ear
liest reference to tola remedy in out
language seems to be In a translation
of that curious encyclopedic work of
the middle ages "De Proprietaribus
Rerum." where we reed. "Coppe webbe
that is white and clone tttutchytb
blood." But as I have seen It applied
to a cut finger It has been anything
but white and clean. There hi another
reference In Sbakespeare'a "Midsum
mer Night's Dream." when Bottom, tbe
weaver, aays to the fairy Cobweb. "I
shall desire of you more acquaintance.
good roaster Cobweb: If I cut my fin
ger I shall make bold with you."
At a styptic, however. It must be ac
knowledged a spider's web as some
what effective. In a case of excessive
hemorrhage after tbe extraction ot a
tooth a dentist' applied a cobweb with
most satisfactory results. Hospital. t
Parent and Prodigal.
In a Hongkong paper a abort time
ago there appeared a paragraph recit
ing that a wealthy young Chinese
whose mother controlled a large busi
ness hi Cauton bad been spending tbe
money of tbe firm too lavishly, the at
traction of motorcars and other vehi
cles of extravagance being too. power
ful for him. After various endeavors
to control him tbe mother at length
prepared chains and fetters aud bad
him locked up. He. however, escaped,
and tbe irate mother announced her
Intention to exercise her maternal
rights on bis return by cutting tbe
tendons of bis ankles and thus crip
pling him. The account proceeded to
say that this treatment Is often re
sorted to by irate parents with prodi
gal sons.-From "China." by Morti
mer Menpes aud Sir Henry A. Blake.
Not Entertaining.
A vender of ftesh shrimps bad bad
a very unexciting day. Money was
scarce. Eventually in a dreary street
a woman stood shouting at the door.
Hurrying up. be asked eagerly. "A
pen'ortb. mum?" ,
"No." .she replied sharply; "a hap
ortb. D'ye think we've got company?"
London Scraps.
"1 can recommend this horse, sir."
said a dealer, "as a strong, sound ani
mal." "It must be." agreed the customer,
"to have attained Its present ager
Granaries Rat ant Thief Preef.
It sontt sectlous of the corn and
-ftrbeat growing districts of Mexico thtt
ftident 'x Is so bad that extraordinary
iret-autIoii have to be takeu to pre
vent the destruction of tbe crupa by
the little animals. Sueak thieving of
the . natives must also be provided
against. Corn and wheat bins of or
dinary construction, sucb as are uned
In the Onitetl States, would not serve
the pnriiosp of protictlug the grain.
Instead of woodii structures tbe gran
rtvs are built of stone and brick. Most
of tbenr are of couit-al shape and vary
hi rapacity from .100 to &.U00 bushels.
The foundations of these granaries are
sunk deep Into the ground. At the top
Of the structure Is a close fitting Ikt
which covers tbe hole through wnlch
the grain is emptied into the granary.
Tbe ordinary method of filling the
storehouse Is to have the grain car
ried to the top In sacks unu tbe backs
of laborers up steep ladders. At tbe
bottom of the grauary Is a door which
leads lato a narrow chamber, which la
separated from tbe grain room by a
solid wail of brick or stone, containing
n slatted opening, through which tbe
grain is emptied wbea required. Ifcan
sas City Star
A Story of Garnbetta.
It Is told of Garnbetta that once,
when in the heyday of his power,
when he went to some agricultural de
partment to oust a reactionary candi
date in favor of one ot his friends, he
Inquired about tbe agriculturists'
wants. "We are sadly in need of
rain." came the answer. "I'll see
about it when I get to Parte." prom
ised Garnbetta. And bis listeners be
lieved In bis promise. Tbe record
runs that tbe rain came down In tor
rents a day or two after and that
when the reactionary candidate pre
sented himself be was booted at. "Let
your party do as much for us as Gam-;
betta. and we'll elect yon." they said.
Poor Dogs!
Returned Explorer-Yes: tbe cold
was so intense at tbe pole we bad to
be very careful not to pet our dogs
Miss Youngtbing-lndeed! Why wa,
that? Returned Explorer-Yon see,
their tails were frozen etuT. .and !i
they wagged them they weeii break
off. Boston Transcript
Beautiful Widow-Do you know. I
tm forty years old today. Gallant
Bachelor-Madam, you are just twen
ty. 1 never believe more than half ef
what 1 bear.
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