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J. H. GALLEY
From the Nowm.
The nine months old baby of Mr. and
Mrs. Qeo. Lingle of Bonanza precinct,
was burned to death Saturday, as a re
sult of the explosion of an incubator
lamp. lira. Lingle noticed that the
water trough was out of place and was
running the water on the ground, and
she put the baby on the iloor and ran
out to adjust the trough. She was gone
but a few minutes, but before she got
hack to the house she noticed smoke
coming through the door. She ran into
the kitchen but there was no lire there;
then into the room where the incubator
was kept. The lamp had exploded
throwing the burning oil over the baby,
which was dead when the mother found
it. The interior of the room was on lire
but this was soon extinguished.
From tlie World.
Thursday April 7th. Otto Obrist and
Miss lloaie Met, were united in marriage
at Oolumhns. The groom is a prosper
ous farmer of this vicinity and the bride
is an old sweetheart of his who haa juet
come over from Switzerland? Tbdylmve
the best wishes of their many friends.
Auton Ohundelak, a butcher at Clark
eon, is still unconscious and in a critical
condition as a result of a fall which he
received by being thrown from a moving
automobile last Monday afternoon at
four o'clock. Ohundelak together with
Emil Tomes, John Laponr, Wm. and Jos.
Suohy came up from Clarkson in an auto
mobile that day and made a trip to the
liatnsa farm north of town. On their
returnChundelak fell out of the car, just
north of the John Hunt farm, and land
ed on his head which rendered him un
conscious. He was brought to town
and taken to the otlice of Dr. Lorey
where he was cared for until the follow
ing morning when he wob taken to his
home at Clarkson.
From t ho Times.
A Johnson county farmer marketed
four hogs in Tecumseh last Saturday for
whioh he received $205. One of the
porkers weighed O'.K) pounds.
Mort Williamson and family are vis
iting at the home of John Williamson
prior to their departure for California
where they will reside in the future.
Mort has disposed of his Boone county
farm where he tins lived for the past
Last Suuday night Mrs. II. O. Peter
son had an experience she does not care
to repeat. She had a lame back, and
when she retired wrapped a hot flaliron
in a cloth in the hope that the heat from
the iron would cure her ailment. But
the iron was a little too warm and the
bed clothes caught fire. While putting
out the lire Mre. Peterson was slightly
burned on one of her arms.
Astronomers have calculnted that
Bailey's comet will be closest to the
Gents9 Furnishing Goods
RELIABLE GOODS AT
405 11th Street,
But Lots of
505 Eleventh Street
ABOUT OUR NEIGH
BORS AND FRIENDS
CLIPPED PROM OUR
earth on May 17, when it will be over
12,000,000 miles distant. The tail, which
is estimated to be about 200,000,000
miles long, will lash the earth. Uncle
Sam has directed all weather bureaus to
take notes of the effect on the atmos
phere, appearance of luminous clouds,
auroral displays or zodical lights, color
ing in sunsets and motoric shower of
''shooting stars." One of the aims of
the government will be to determine the
composition of the tail, which, astrono
moners say, is filled with gas rarer than
the vac.inin of an incandescent light
bulb. If there is a red sunset, it will
be because the ozone is tilled with dust
From the Journal.
Mrp. A. Spiker of Columbus left on
Tuesday for a short visit here at the
home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Dickey.
Miss Lena Dickey returned home
Tuesday evening from Columbus where
she has beeu for some months holding
down a job in the telephone office.
All postmasters have received notice
I f romh.erjjpstofflee department that they
are to inform themselves of the condi
tion of the roads and bridges on the
rural routes out of their office, and to
make demand on the patrons and road
officials if improvements are found to be
necessary the request to be complied
with as soon as practicable. If. how
ever, after a reasonable time has elapsed
the improvements have not been made
or started, the postmaster is to report
the fact to the department in order that
action may be taken looking to the dis
continuance of the service. This is done
in the interest of the best service to the
largest number of patrons, and the de
partment insists upon roads being kept
in good repair. The fourth assistant post
master general also urges all postmasters
to earnestly request patrons of rural de
livery to paint their boxes and the posts
to which they are attached a pure white
color, which will sot only protect the
box and post from the wear and tear of
the elements and cause them to present
a neater appearance than they now do.
but will give all boxes a uniform color
and serve to fix their identity in all parts
of the country as U. S. mail boxes. It is
alBo desired that patrons imprint their
names and box numbers on boxes in
black block letters about two inches
high, and that the posts to which boxes
are nttached be set in an easily accessi
ble position at the side of the road .
The governor of a western state was
making Inspect iou of certain state in
stitutions when he made inquiry as to
the progress of a chaplain by him ap
pointed to an iusane asylum.
"How is he getting on?" asked tho
governor, thinking to get an unpreju
diced opinion from the official acting
as his guide.
"Fine!"' exclaimed the man. "His
preachin' is very successful, governor.
The idiots enjoys it especially." Cin
cinnati Comniprrlnl Triluinp.
From the Eepnblicaa.
Wm. Connor of j8hell Creak township
will take the oassoa for Oconee town
hip, tBd haa already began the work of
At the first regular areting in May
the village board will organize for the
coming year There ia but 'oae change
as a result of the recent election H. L
Gipe succeeding Al Fleming.
Miss Oeer is having the land oa her
farm bordering the river protected from
the current -which haa taken a large
acreage of the land adjacent. The rip
rap which is being put in ia simple and
Monroe now haa a pool hall, and it is
located in the old restaurant building,
east of the post office. Okas. Chriatner
is the proprietor, and he will move his
barber shop into the same building and
ran it in connection with the pool hall.
A partition will be pnt in between the
shop and the pool halt Mr. Chriatner
was in Columbus Wednesday and secur
ed two pool tables, and is getting them
ready to begin business with.
Wm. Hiega who purchased the Read
Bros, hardware and implement store, ar
rived last week from Cams, Neb., ac
companied by his son. Fred Bead of
Monroe was one of the auctioneers at his
sale, and reports that everthing sold
well. Mr. Siega expected to bring his
family with biro, but on account of sick
ness was unable to do so, bnt they wdl
be here the last of this week or first of
next and expect to settle in their new
home formerly occupied by W. A. Mc-
A regular meeting of the board of
education was held Monday April 11.
All members present. The election of
teachers for the ensuing year was taken
up and the present corps of teachers
were re-elected to succeed themselves at
the same salary as last year. Mr. Nun
ally was engaged as driver of the school
wagon. Considerable dissatisfaction ex
isted in regard to the manner of service
given and the time spent on the wsy to
and from school. By nnanimous vote
of the board the time was ordered to be
cut down so as nut to exceed two hours
per trip. The service is changed to
commence on the north aha south sides
alternately as follows for the week com
mencing April 11 the wagon will start
in on the north side of the district and
for the week oomencing April IS the wa
gon will start from the south side. The
committee on wagon were ordered to
prepare a schedule for the information
of patrons. The return will commence
at school house 10 minutes after close of
schools and trace the morning route trip
not to last over two hours. Instead of
the usual program by the schools on
commencement the board voted to in
vite one of the professors of the State
University to deliver a lecture and Mr.
John Gibbon and Principal Miss Lillian:
Bennett were appointed a committee to
secure the speaker. The teachers who.
did not attend the Btate teachers as
sociation were granted one day, tr.be
selected by them, to visit other schools.
Krnm the 8un.
When Mrs. Lndwig was spading her 4
garden this week she dug up potatoes
that had leen in the ground all winter
that were sprouted and growing, which.
all goes to show that the ground did not
freeze very hard although the weather
was extremely cold.
A stranger who gives his name as Ram
sey was arrested last Sunday charged
with setting Ore to a stack of hay belong
ing to John Craig living 6 miles north
east of town. Ramsey says he knows
nothing about the Ore but Craig claims
to be able to prove he is the party.
Ramsey waived his preliminary bearing
and was bound over to the district
court. He says he will have to take
whatever is given him as he is a stranger
and can prove nothing. He was engaged
by Frank Dowd to work on the farm
A trial that attracted no little atten
tion was held in Justice Payne's court
this week . In fact there were two trials.
Mrs Barbara Patterson is the renter of
a farm five miles south of Clarkson
which Frank Hansel and son of Dodge
were the owners until the 28th day of
September last when it was sold to
Joseph Blecha. On the date of sale the
Hansels notified Mrs. Patterson in writ
ing to move or to rent the farm from the
new owner neither of which she did but
with all womanly grace she still has
possession of the farm and refuses to give
it up claiming a verbal agreement prior
to September 28th. On last Tuesday
the case was tried before a jury in jus
tice court and they disagreed. Wednes
day the ease was retried before another
jury and they disagreed again. The wo
man has illicted some sympathy by her
conduct in court yet the case is one of
those knotty affairs where reasonable
doubt steps in. Some one is working
a hardship on the other. Mr. Blecha
has all the necessary things with which
to farm his farm bnt Mrs. Patterson says
he can not have his own farm after hav
ing five months notice to move. It will
necessitate another trial of some kind to
settle the matter.
No Apology to Offer.
"Why spend three years cultivating
your voice If you don't intend to go
on the operatic stage?"
"For the same reason, I suppose, that
you've spent fifteen or twenty years In
cultivating a discriminating taste for
alcoholic beverages and yet don't In
tend to go into the saloon business."
"Hubby, did you bring home my-new
"And my puffs?
"How about my face powder?'
"Here's your complexion. Now get
busy and assemble yourself." Louis
Have your house wired
Heat & Power Co.
Columbus Plumbing Co.
LUEKE & MULLIGAN
Steam and Hot
13th and M Streets
THE BAMBOO HAIR.
A Slew but Sure Poiso That Is Used
by the Javanese.
The young shoots of the bamboo are
covered with a number of very fine
hairs that are seeu under the micro
scope to be hollow and spiked like
bayonets. These hairs are commonly
called bamboo poison by the white
men resident in Java for the reason
that murder Is frequently committed
through their agency.
When a Javauese woman takes a
fancy to a European, according to an
official Dutch report, she will either
have him or poison him if she gets the
chance. She seeks any and every op
portunity of mixing these Infinitesimal
hairs among his food, and they serve
the purpose of Irritating the whole
length of the alimentary canal and set
ting up malignant dysentery. It may
take a long time and many doses of
this so called poison to effect the pur
pose, but the native woman does not
tire, and death will surely result The
male native will also try this method
of revenge for an affront
The planters know all this and
dread the bamboo hair, but it Is al
ways difficult to determine whether
the dysentery Is caused by the poison
or comes about naturally. When a
planter finds himself a prey to attacks
of that complaint his best course Is to
take a voyage to Europe. Pearson's
Once during the progress of a certain
case Sir Charles Darling remonstrated
with a barrister for the way In which
be was arguing a point
"You will pardon me, my lord," said
the latter, "but perhaps I may remind
you that you argued a case In a sim
ilar way yourself when you were at
"Yes, 1 admit It," replied his lord
ship, with a quiet smfle, "but that was
the fault of the judge who allowed It"
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 & CO.
Telephone No. 1. - Columbus, Neb.
The right party can
pecare an excellent position, salary
or commiwion for Colnmbne and vi
cinity. State age, former occupation
atul give reference. Addree LOCK
BOX 438, Lincoln, Neb.
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Daily except Snaday.
Noa. 1, 2, 7 and 8 are extra fare trains.
Noa. 4. 5, 13 and 14 are local paneagfi.
Noa. 58 and 59 are local freight.
Noa. 9 and 16 are mail traiaa oaly.
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From the Sigma!.
Miss Vera Dim en, of Columbus was a
guest of her cousin. Miss Bessie If ackin,
Miss 8arah Mylet of Columnar, was a
guest at the home of her brother Will
and family a abort time last week.
Sunday afternoon four young ladies
from Columbus paraded through our
streets on horseback. They sat their
horses man fashion, and rode and man
aged their mounts like trained troopers
Mrs. William Nay returned to her home
in Columbus Thursday, after a week's
visit with her many friends at his place.
8he was accompanied home by Mrs.
Nay and little son, who will remain
guests at her home several days.
At 6:90 o'clock last Friday evening.
April 8, occurred the death of Mrs. Cath
erine Conneley, at the home of her dau
ghter, Mrs. Ed Higgins. Death was dae
more to old age than any other cause,
Mm. Conneley having celebrated her 89th
birthday on the 22nd of last February.
Mrs. J. C. Parker came np from Col
umbus Wednesday morning to remain
at the home other son G. A. during his
absence in Omaha, be being a patient in
8U Joseph's hospital, where he under
went a surgical operation Wednesday.
Latest reports from his bedside are as
favorable as could be expected under
Mrs. Ed Ballou and children and Mrs.
Herman Brodf uebrer and son, who spent
several days last week with home folks
here, returned to their home in Colum
bus Friday. They were accompanied
by Mrs. George Scbeidel, jr., who remain
ed their guest until Snndsy, when Geo
rge went down in bis auto anil they re
turned in the evening.
From the Nonpareil.
Walter Dredge and wife returned the
first of the week from a four-montlm' so
journ at their old home in England.
They enjoyed their visit to the full, but
are more than glad to get hack to Nebra
ska. Mr. Dredge says that it is home
there and for that reason be will never
cease to love the little Island, but that
the country is about fffty yearo liehind
the times and lacks that much of being
up with America.
A breathless youngster rushed into the
Markbatu restaurant the other day and
asked Mr. Markham if he had a nickel
plug of thin chewing tobacco. Mr.
Markham assured him that be had and
asked him what be wanted it for, as the
urchin was underage The boy replied
that his litte brother bad just run a
rusty nail in bis foot and that his moth
er wanted a thin slice of chewing tobacco
to pnt on it to draw out the poison.
The case looked urgent and Mr. Markam
passed over the ping. He became a
little auspicious, however, and watched
the hoy. The latter went out and en
tered tbeopcru house stairway. There
Mr. Markham saw him divide the plug
with a companion of about the same age
after both bad bit off liberal chews. Mr.
Markham has been up against a num
ber of lively excuses, but this beats all
he haa ever beard.
You Risk Nothing by Trying This
We want every one troubled with in
digestion and d anopsia to come to our
store and obtain a box of Rexall Dyspep
sia tablets. They contain Bismuth-Sub-ditrate
and pepsin prepared by a process
which develops their greatest power to
overcome digestive disturbance.
Rexall Djspepsia tablets are very
pleasant to take. They soothe the irri
table, weak stomach, strengthen and in
vigorate the digestive organs, relieve
nausea and indigestion, promote nutri
tion and bring about a feeling of com
fort If yon give Rexall Dyspepsia tablets
a reasonable trial we will return your
money if you are not satisfied with the
result. Three sizes, 25 cents, fiO cents
and $1.00. Remember you can obtain
Rexall remedies in Columbus only at
our store. Pollock & Co. the druggist
on the corner.
The Englishman In a Groove.
In England nine-tenths of the lads
of the middle classes look forward to
nothing more than a seat at an office
desk with a certain number of shil
lings a week for a certain number of
years. To attempt to do anything else
would be to run the risk of social os
tracism. A young man may loaf re
spectably ou bis family, but he must
ou no account start a business If it
involves selling anything or producing
anything with his bands. That would
be bad form. It would be getting out
side the groove. Thus for the great
mass of the people England holds no
romance. The lad who thinks he could
do something Is discouraged. Every
thing Is so cut and dried. Every class
distinction Is so definitely marked.
The whole weight of public opinion Is
against the smallest divergence from
the ordinary rule. Manchester (Eng
Next Door te It
An acquaintance of the late Josh
Billings was one day talking with nun
about the remarkable Increase of Imi
tations and substitutes for original
articles, as "oleomargarine" for "but
ter," "celluloid" for "Ivory," and so
forth, "and." said he, "many of the
substitutes go ahead of the real thing.
I guess In time there will be a substi
tute for everything, though I don't
kuow about 'wisdom.'"
"No;" replied the humorist "up to
the present time at least there Is no
really good substitute for wisdom. But
silence Is the best that bos so far
Mother (of her sou) He has a beau
tiful voice, and we have bad him
taught the flute so that he can ac
company himself. Bon Vlvant
Illinois, Rock Spring's
and Colorado Coals
at prices that will interest you. Let us
figure with you lor your winter's supply.
T. B. Hord
Tyj ANY homes should have better bath rooms
1 A than they now have. We have always
triea not only to do better
plumbing than we ever did
before, but better than any
body else can do. The vol
ume of work we are now
doing shows how we are sue- J
We use only genuine 'JtarfctveT
phimbuie fixtures and employ only
experienced workmen. Our repair
ing service b prompt and reliable.
A. DU&SELA, & SON.
Why an Aliaaf
One afternoon, when the Duke of
Edinburgh and Sir Arthur Sullivan,
having finished a duet, were sitting
down to a homely "dish of tea." pro
vided by Mrs. Sullivan, the composer's
mother. It suddenly occurred to her to
start the subject of family names and
titles, which puzzled the good lady
"Sir," she said, "your family name Is
"My dear mother," began Arthur.
"But it Is. isn't it?" she persisted.
"Certainly." replied the duke, much
amused. "What's the matter with it
"Oh, nothing," returned the excellent
old lady musingly. "Only I can't un
derstand why yon don't call yourself
by your proper name."
Arthur wanted to explain to her, but
the duke would not allow him to.
"There's nothing to be ashamed of
In the name of Guelph. Mrs. Sullivan."
he said gravely.
That's exactly what 1 say," persist
ed Arthur's mother; "nothing what
ever as far as I know, and. that being
so, why you should not call yourself
by it 1 can't understand." F. C. Bur
nand's "Records and Reminiscences."
An Old Verb.
To laze is an old verb. In Samuel
Rowlands' "Martin Markall," 1610. we
are told that "loyterers laze In the
streete, lurke In alehouses and range
in the highwales." The word occurs,
I believe, in some of Mortimer Collins'
But Cupid lazeth 'mongst the falery
Whose clere complexion he oft swearcth
London Notes and Queries.
Go Out Into The
Union Pacific Country
Where there are greater opportunities and less com
petition; where nature is generous in both climate
It is in this section that thousands wilf find homes in
the next few years.
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Electric Block Signals
Dining Car Meals and Service "Best in the World"
Low HomeMekers' Fares
First and Third Tuesday of Each Month During 1910
To Many Points in Colorado. Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and
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E. G. BROWN, Agent, Columbus, Neb.
A Grat Relief.
An old organ blower lay on his
deathbed. lie was a good old fellow,
and everybody liked him. lie had al
ways been ready, to do anything aud
everything connected with the church
without complaining, but bad evident
ly had his owu troubles which be bad
kept locked iu his breast
The curate was with the old man.
soothing ami comforting him as best
"Would you mind, sir," said the sick
man. "asking the organist to play the
dead march over me? Lor, but I just
love that dead march!"
"Certainly, with pleasure. Mr.
Jones," replied the curate.
"Thank'ee. sir; none o' that there
tweedledum Beethoven, you know, but
"1 can promise that much, my good
man," said the curate.
The old man lay placidly for awhile
and then exclaimed with fervor, "How
thankful 1 am that I shan't have to
blow for him when be plays the loud
part at the endr
The Midnight Sun.
The midnight sun is not visible
south of the polar circle. It Is above
the horizon throughout the twenty
four hours at Bodo from June 3 tu
July 7. at Tromso from the 19th of
May to the '22d of July and at thi
North cape from the 12th of May te
the 29tb of July. There are corre
sponding periods during December.
January and November when the sun
Is not seen, but the darkness of the
winter is by no means so great as
might be Imagined. The whiteness of
the snow and the glimmer of the
northern lights make a sort of nr.
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