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Even the $1,000 Gar
Passes 10,000 Tests
One complete Overland car is turned out each four minutes.
Yet every engine is tested for hours. Every chassis is given
a trial run on the road. The various parts, from beginning to
end, pass more than 10,000 rigid inspections. For the prestige
of the Overland, and its future success, depends on the utter
perfection of each individual car.
The25-horsepower Overland this year sells for $1,000. It
is a better car than the $1,250 Overland last year. The wheel
base is 102 inches the possible speed is 50 miles per hour.
This year we are selling a 40-horsepower Overland for $1,250
with single rumble seat. The wheel base is 112 inches.
For $1,500 we supply a car with all the power, all the style
and appearance which any man can want. And all of these
prices include five lamps and magneto.
Columbus Automobile Co.
The Real Automobile House
President Lincoln once told the fol
lowing story to D. H. Bates, manager
of tbe war department telegraph office:
Tm like an old colored man I knew.
He spent so much of his time preach
ing to the other slaves it kept him and
them from their labors. II is master
told him be would punish him the
next time he was caught preaching.
'But, marsa,' said the old man, with
tears in his eyes, I always has to
draw influences from Bible texts
when dey comes In ma baid. I jes
cain't help it Can you, marsa?'
"'Well,' said his master, I suspect
1 do sometimes draw inferences. But
there is one text I never could under
stand, and if you can draw the right
inference from it I'll let you preach
to your heart's content'
'What is de text, marsa? asked the
The ass snuffeth up the east
wind." Now. what inference do you
draw from that?'
"Well, marsa, I's neber heard dat
text befo nohow, but I 'spects de in
fluence am she got to snuff a long
time befo' she get fat' "Pittsburg
Trapping a Tiger.
The tiger is possessed at times of an
almost supernatural cunning, a won
derful sense of smell nud a One in
stinct with regard to traps and tho
like, which make him as difficult an
animal to take alive as auy existing.
Sometimes he can be snared, but not
often. On one occasion the writer's
native Indian servant ran in in a
great state of excitement to say a
tiger was trapped in the jungle half
a mile away, and the entire camp, of
course, at once flocked over to see the
prisoner. The trap was exactly on
the principle of a bumble mouse trap,
with a falling door, and built of strong
timbers laced together with rattans
The imprisoned tiger was a full grown
mate, and it would be difficult to
Imagine anything wilder than his rage
as be roared and stormed and hurled
himself In futile fury on each part of
the structure in turn. There he was
to stay until hunger had rendered him
manageable, the incident showing that
the tiger can be trapped, although not
often. London Globe.
An Idol With Diamond Eyes.
It is a curious fact and one scarcely
known outside of Itussla, and there
hardly ever mentioned, that the fa
mous Orion diamond was once the
right eye of the great idol Serrlnghaui
in the temple of Brahma. This pre
cious gem was stolen at about the be
ginning of the eighteenth century by a
French soldier who had made a pre
tense of being converted to the Hindoo
religion in order to gain the confidence
of the priests and admission to the
temple. The Frenchman first sold the
diamond for 2.000. On the next turn
it was bought by a banker of Con
stantinople for 12,000. The banker
kept It until 1774 and then sold it to
the Russian empress for 00,000 and
a life pension. The gem has been in
the Hussion royal family ever since.
As It is now set in the imperial scepter '
of Russia it presents a flattened, rose
cut surface and weighs exactly 194&
Iceland was founded A. D. S74 by
men from Norway. In the words of
John Fiske. "it was such a wholesale
colonization of picked men as had not
been seen since ancient Greek times
and was not to be seen again until
Wlnthrop sailed into Massachusetts
bay. It was not long before the pop
ulation of Iceland was 50.000. Their
sheep and cattle flourished, hay crops
were heavy, a lively trade with fish,
oil, butter and skins In exchange for
meal and malt was kept up with Nor
way, Denmark and the British isles.
Political freedom was unimpaired, jus
tice was fairly well administered, na
val superiority kept all foes at a dis
tance, and under such conditions the
growth of the new community in
wealth and culture was surprisingly
His Wild Flower.
Now. Harry." said the teacher,
lean you give the name of some wild
"Well." answered Harry after a mo
vent's thought, "Indian meal is the
wildest flour 1 can think of." Ex-chance.
A DISAPPOINTED MAN.
The Question Over Which He and the
Insurance Agent Split.
Mr. Halloran surveyed the insurance
agent with n dark and hostile counte
nance. The fact that one eye was
concealed by n somewhat grimy baud
age did not add to the attractiveness
of his expression.
"Haven't you made up your mind yet
to insure with us?" inquired the agent
"You told me I might call again in a
There was two of you at me to get
an accident insurance policy, said
Mr. Halloran. breathing heavily. "I
towld you and him both you might call
In again, and he come firrst day be
foor yistherday, and I Insured wid
"That very night I met up wid Bar
ney Casey on the way home, which
was what I was expecting wud hap
pen." continued Mr. Halloran, raising
himself by grasping the arms of his
chair with two capable although
scarred bands, "and whin we'd finish
ed wid one another I was like this.
"Yistherday morning I sent for the
Insurance chap, and says I to him.
'Look at me,' I says, 'and lstlmate the
damages and pay them.'
"He squirmed right out o the door,
saying 'twas no accident I'd had.
"Now. if meeting wid Barney Casey
afther keeping out o' his way for six
months is no accident I'm done wid In
surance companies, and the sooner you
l'ave this house the betther 'twill plaze
me." Youth's Companion.
An Interview That Made Matters Clear
to the Officer.
"Come, mister, no one can sleep
here!" said a policeman the other even
ing when he found a man lying on a
vacant ploj of land by the side of the
road and aroused him.
"But I have a good excuse." replied
"What is it?"
"See that house over there? Well,
please to do me the favor to go and
ring the beii and ask if William Dock
ey is at home."
The officer went to the house, as
cended the steps and rang the bell.
A head was thrust out of a window,
and a. woman's voice demanded:
"Now, who is there?"
"Madam." replied the officer. "Is
William Dockey at home?"
"No, he ain't, and I don't expect him
until daylight" said the woman, and
at the same time a bowlful of water
descended on the officer's head.
"Well," said the nlan on the ground
as the dripping officer came up, "you
see how it is. don't you? I'm Dockey.
That's Mrs. Dockey."
"I think I understand," replied the
officer. "You can remain where you
are." London Answers.
Death, Ancient and Modern.
The art of the ancients would cer
tainly seem to show that their concep
tion of death was a much more cheer
ful one than that which has obtained
in later times. It was at one time
thought that the old Greeks and Egyp
tians had no artistic symbol for death,
but this was a misconception. Death
was almost invariably represented by
them as the kinsman of sleep. The
Greeks personHjpd it as Tbanatos, eld
er brother of Sleep. The Romans
sometimes depicted Death and Sleep
as twin children reposing in the arms
of Night. The skull and crossbones
and the skeleton as emblems of death
do not appear to have lecome com
mon until comparatively late Christian
times. It has been suggested that the
terrible famines and jtestilences which
scourged Europe during the middle
ages were responsible for the fear or
horror with which the modern mind
is usually accustomed to look upon
How to Test Paper.
You cannot test paper as you would
string, by stretching it. It has been
stretched so much in the process of
manufacture that it won't stand much
more. The way to test it is to rub it
in the hands. After such treatment
poor paper is full of holes and cracks.
Good paper simply takes the appear
ance of leather. If much white dust
is produced we know there are earth
ly impurities. If it cracks it has been
bleached too much. London Globe.
Rules ef Harmony Prevail In Even the
By far the greatest charm of Japam
and her people lies not only In th :
fact that the artists know the secret
of the most wonderful carvings, cast
Ings. wood and metal work, silken
brocades and tapestries, exquisite cloi
sonnes and porcelains, things for the
fortunate few. but also In the farther
and more Important fact that the
daily life of the poor is surrounded,
permeated, interfused by taste and re
finement Even the workmen In their
gardens and homes are dally using
tasteful domestic implements which
are the outgrowth of the thought and
needs of the people.
The designs and proportions of the
humblest houses, exteriors and Inte
riors, are settled for all time by cer
tain rules of harmony; the dress of the
peasant is not left to possible hideous
individual caprice, but follows estab
lished canons of color, cut and usage;
the garden, however small, the fence
or paling that walls It in, the roof
over the well, over the gate, the great
lantern that hangs by the door, the
bucket in which water Is fetched and
the bamboo dipper from which it Is
poured, the bronze brazier for coals,
the tea service all these and a thou
sand more details of dally life are ar
ranged according to a pattern which
may be very old, but which, as a re
sult, adds Immeasurably to the satis
faction of life.
And yet Japanese craftsmen, while
holding bard by tradition, have not
foiled to a'dd to their work the subtle
touch of personality. In the motifs of
their delicately impressionistic and
symbolical designs Is constantly seen
their reverence for the early masters,
and as constantly is perceived the in
dividual variation which prevents each
piece of work from having a dupli
cate. M. L. Wakeman Curtis lnCrafts
man. HE FIXED THE DEED.
A Judge Who Had Small Regard For
Theophilus Harrington, a Vermont
judge in the early part of the last cen
tury, was a man who loved the right
and cared little for mere legal quib
bling. "If Justice controls your ver
dict." he would often say to the jury,
you will not miss the general princi
ples of the law."
At one trial when the possession of
a farm was in question the defendant
offered a deed of the premises, to
which the plaintiff's lawyer, Daniel
Chlpman. objected because It bad no
"But your client sold the land, was
paid for it and signed the deed, did be
not?" asked the judge.
"That makes no difference," said
Chlpman. "The deed has no seal and
cannot be admitted In evidence."
"Is there anything else the matter
with the deed?" asked the Judge.
"I dou't know that there is."
"Mr. Clerk," said the judge, -give
me a wafer and a three cornered piece
The clerk obeyed, and the judge de
liberately made and affixed the seaL
"There. Brother, Chlpman," said he,
"the deed is all right now. It may be
put In evidence. A man Is not going
to be cheated out of his farm in this
court when there is a whole box of
wafers on the clerk's desk."
"The court will give me an excep
tion?" pleaded the counsel
"The court will do no such thing,"
answered the judge, and he kept his
British Election Tactics.
British electioneering tactics have
changed. Electors are no longer kid
naped and forced to lose the polL The
minor details of the campaign, how
ever, remain the same. Mr. Labou
chere, for Instance, in his fight for
Windsor in the seventies canvassed
six hours each day for a month, kissed
babies, complimented mothers and per
suaded fathers just as he would to
day. But when the final survey was
made his supporters found that every
thing depended on half a dozen voters.
And here stepped In the diplomat. One
Tory who went to fish in a punt was
kept In the middle of the river until
his vote was useless. Another aged
end decrepit Tory was kept In the
house by cabs being put to run at
him whenever he tried to Issue from
his door. The Liberals won. but the
Tories petitioned successfully.
Lord Paluierston expected work to
be done well, but Mr. Preston Thomas
in his book tells us that of mere pec
cadillos he was tolerant Some young
gentlemen in the foreign office amused
themselves by "shining" young ladles
who lived 'on the other side of the
street that is. by catching the rays
of the sun on a mirror and flashing
them over the way. The father of the
young ladles complained to Palmer
ston. who thereupon issued this min
ute: The secretary of state desires that
the gentlemen in his department will
not cast disagreeable reflections on
the ladles opposite." London Chron
icle. No Sentiment.
At a literary and scientific gathering
a learned Greek scholar got Into con
versation with one of the leading
mathematicians of the day and appar
ently found a ready listener. He gave
again and again exquisite lines from
Homer from the original, and the
sonorous words rolled off his tongue
in fine style. After awhile, noticing
that his audience, the man of figures,
made no remark, he paused and said
in a questioning tone of wonder:
"Of course you think those lines mas
terly, do you not?"
"Certainly," said the mathematician,
but what do they prove?"
Dewey Eve Dat loldy dat I asked
fer a handout gave me a dorg biscuit
Weary Willie Well, wot yer cryln'
erbout? Dewey Eve I'm cryln be
cause I'm not a dorg. Chicago News.
The Doctor's Reason.
First Physician So you've lost Rog
ers as a patient Didn't be respond to
your treatment? Second Physician
Yes, but not to my donning letters.
More Millinery direct from New York City bought at
a sacrifice and we will sell it to the people of
Columbus and Platte county accordingly
You cannot afford to miss this Opportunity
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15 Beautiful Street and Dress Hats, made to sell up to $9.00,
33 1-3 per cent discount on any Ladies' Spring Suit
for Thursday, Friday and Saturday Only
This is the chance of a lifetime to buy new up-to-date Spring
Suits at these greatly reduced prices. New Spring Suits, Man
Tailored, in the most desirable Spring Shades.
$15.00 Spring Suits at SI OiOO $25.00 Spring Suits at SI DiDD
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Couponsftaken the same as cash in the China Department
"Will your eon take a fall college
couraer "No. not quite. He will have
baseball, football and track uthletlcs,
but he fenrx there won't be time
for basketball'-Cleveland Leader.
Subtlety tuny deceive you: integrity
never will. Croinwell.
You may talk all you
want to about smart rain
coats, and think you have
seem some as delightfully
designed and critically tail
ored as ours.
BUT, you haven't.
We ask only a trifling
thing when we suggest
your "trying on" a "Mod
ern Clothes" raintoat, but
if you do you'll feel very
pleased with yourself for
having acted in the matter
It is one thing to read
about a garment it's quite
another to see it. See it
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For the Heathen Only.
A collection was being taken up In
a Scotch church one Sunday on be
half of the heathen. The minister
made a stirring appeal, aud the ward
en started his round with the box.
One of the first members of the con
gregation to whom he offered it, says
a writer In the Church Family News
paper, was evidently ill disposed to the
In a stcge whisper, heard alike by
congregation and pastor, this man said
In blank vernacular:
"Tak' it awa. lad. I'm not going to
At that period the collection boxes
were taken direct Into the vestry.
Down came the preacher from the pul
pit; went into the vestry, brought out
one of the boxes and marched straight
toward the gentleman, all the congre
gation imagining that the minister was
going to shame the unbeliever into
The clergyman offered the box to
tho heretic with the naive remark:
"Tak what thou wantest, lad. It
has been gathered for the heathen."
Correct Time In Egypt.
The working of the oriental mind
was delightfully illustrated in a story
which Professor Turner told the Math
ematical association. He had been
spending the Christmas vacation in
Egypt to supervise the erection of a
telescope at Helouan. Captain Lyons,
who was In charge of the instrument,
said that he had found that at noon
every day a gun was fired and was
anxious to know how the system
worked. Accordingly be interviewed
the gunner and asked bow he knew
when to fire the signal. "Ob, I look
at my watch," said the official. "And
how do you correct your watch?" ask
ed the captain. "I take it to the mak
er In Cairo and he tells me the error."
Forthwith Captain Lyons Interviewed
the watchmaker and asked him how
he checked the error of the watch. "I
get the correct time from the gun."
said that simple craftsman. And thus
time was told in Egypt. London
The Chinaman's Will A Puzzle.
A Chinaman, dying. left eleven
sheen and three sons and. making a
will, left one-half of his estate to his J
euiesi Doy, oue-ioutiu iu iuc uuai umu
one-sixth to the third son. They wish
ed to divide without killing a sheep,
but could not see how to do It, so they
sent for a wise man. Sending -to his
own fold for a sheep, he put it in with
the eleven. Now take your half six,
said he to the eldest, and be did so;
the second, take your fourth three;
the younger, take your sixth and be
gonetwo, and they all did so, when
the wise man drove his own sheep
Was the division according to the
At one of the early dog shows Sam
uel J. Tllden bought an Immense Great
Dane dog. "What's his name?" asked
"Asklm." said Sir. Tilden.
"What good would that do?"
' "It's his name," was the reply.
So It was Asklm.
The dog knew a number of tricks,
but would only perform when fed.
"He'd make a good politician," said
his owner as he gave him a bone.
The Other Kind ef Dew.
When Israel Lane returned from the
wedding of David Fletcher, who Is
known in the Balmy creek country as
a mighty hunter, be Immediately
sought the village store, where the
bridegroom's cronies were gathered,
waiting for news of the ceremony.
"Well," said one of the number,
"bow'd it go off?"
"Pret fair, thanks to me." replied
"What'd jj&u do?" demanded anoth
er. "I saved parson considerable of a
shock and Mame some blushes." said
Israel, with calm satisfaction. "Just
before they was ready to stand up in
the parlor I says to Dave I.dou't know
what made me; guess it was meant to
be I says, 'Le's see your license.'
"Well, Dave handed it over, and 1
discovered It was a hunting license.
'What's this?' I says, handing It back.
'You ain't got to hunt any longer;
you've got her.'
"It seems," concluded Israel, "that
Dave just said he 'wanted a license,
and of course the clerk thought be
wanted the usual kind." Youth's Com
panion. Old Time English Campaign Arts.
Purely from the picturesque point
of view one may regret the bands and
banners which used to help to en
liven old time elections. Take the
first contests of two great men. Dis
raeli, we read, approached Wycombe
In a four horse carriage and was met
a mile outside the town by bands,
banners and a crowd, with whom be
made a triumphal entry. "The can
didate kissed bis band or blew kisses
tn all the females who were at the
And this is a description of Glad
stone's first campaign at Newark by
one who took part In It: "We started
on the canvass at 8 in the morning
and worked at It for about nine hours
with a great crowd, band and flags
and Innumerable glasses of beer and
wine all jumbled together; then a din
ner of thirty or forty with speeches
and songs until, say, 10 o'clock; then
we always played a rubber of whist,
and about 12 or 1 I got to bed and
not to sleep." London Times.
First Justice te Wear Gown.
"Few people, I venture to say, even
in high official positions, know what
justice first wore tbe gown in the su
preme court of tbe United States." said
an authority on the subject recently.
"When Justice John Jay took the of
fice he thought the members of tbe su
preme bench should wear gowns of
some sort. Accordingly be appeared
In his own academic gown, which be
wore by virtue of having received a
degree from the University of Dublin,
or, as It was then known. Trinity col
lege. It was a tricolored gown too.
Such a garment would look peculiar
now, since tbe black gown has been
The Juvenile Idea.
"Willie, do yon know what hap
pens to tbe bad little boys?"
"They have more fun than the good
little boys."-Chlcago Post.
You find people ready enough to do
the Samaritan without the oil and
twopence. Sydney Smith.
The Scorpion's Wonderful Ear.
I have studied the habits of tin'
scorplou for many years and have
often uoticed how very sensitive scor
pions are to the most delicate sound.
musical or otherwise. Under the tho
rax the scorpion bus two couiblike
appendages, which are the antennae
(pectlnatnei. It is pretty well settled
by physiologists and entomologists
that in Insects tbe antennae represent
the organs of hearing. These delicate
structures are easily affected by the
vibrations of sound, and there can be
no doubt whatever that they are ahu
affected by souuds quite Inaudible to
tbe human ear. The slightest vibra
tlon of the atmosphere from any cause
whatever at once puts iu motion the
delicate structures which compose the
antennae, to which organs Insects owe
the power of protecting theinsehes
against danger as well as the mean-
of recognizing the approach of one
another. Loudon Spectator.
"What shall we do. John." said the
farmer's wife, who had retained urn
of her sentiment through twenty-the
years of married life "what shall we
do to celebrate onr sliver wedding';"
"Reckon up where all the silver'
gone to in bringing up our family."
"Oh. no. John; It must be something
real good and out of the ordinary. 1
tell you what. Let us kill the fattct
pig and give a banquet."
"Maria," said the husband solemnly.
"I don't see how the unfortunate ani
mal Is to blame for what happened
twenty-five years ago."
Manifested the Makings.
Alderman Smith's baby was being
christened, and everybody present was
complimenting the happy parents.
"I believe," said the proud mother.
"that he Is going to be a great politi
cian some day."
"Why?" asked the ruddy faced ra
ther. "Well, because he crawls out of ev
erything so easily," said the wife,
smiling up into her husband's face -Llpplncott's.
Hew Erin and Scotia See Things.
We don't suppose a Scotchman and
an Irishman will ever be able to
peacefully settle an argument, because
the madder a Scotchman gets the slow
er be talks, and tbe slower be talks the
hotter the Irishman feels. Puck.
She Was There.
A woman of whose death a witness
at Clerkenwell county court said he
had been Informed came forward, ills
Honor Then you are not dead? The
Woman No; I am here. London Tele
graph. Family Joys.
"When you were courting me." said
his wife, "you declared there wasn't
another woman In the world like uie "
"Yes," replied her husbaud. "am!
I'm glad of It for the sake of other
All the Sam to Him.
Wife John, there's a burglar going
through your pockets. John All right!
You two fight it out between your
Experience takes dreadfully high
school wages, but he teaches like no
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