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Comes In Llack
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I nun the Al wui.
Hutli, Hih little daughter of Kev. and
Mrs. W. H. I'lirlcnr. Ml iluwn the cellar
ate-ps TueHihiy morning ami fractured
both ImtieH in both arni.H jiiHt above the
umhL At this writing shf is reported
tiding as well an could be expected.
Miss Ward in of Columbus closed a
very hiiccessful term of school in the
West Hill district with u picnic in Per
son'.s throve. In tin afternoon the Pales
tine uml Hunker Mill ball teams played
a kuiho that, resulted in a victory for
I'nlestini'. Over 1(111 persons were seated
at the picnic dinner table and report a
wry jjood tune.
Dr and Mrs. () A Hritell. Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Finch, and Messrs Joe Fla
herty and lie! man Fischer, returned last
.Saturday from their flight-seeing trip
through the Flat-Head Indian reserva
tion m Montana The doctor reports
that they had a royal good time and that
for a real plea-tiro trip "that country
can't be beat" but that when it comes to
tiling on a homestead where the good
land is held out before the tiling com
mence.' that he has not lost n claim.
Miss Kittle O'Callaghan elo.-ed a suc
cessful term of school last Friday in Col
fax county. She nrrived home the same
evening and will spend a part of her
vacation with her parent?.
It is expected that the millwrights will
complete their work on the mill this
week ami that the machinery will he
started next week It was so far com
pleted lust week that wheat was elevated
into the storage bins
A yreut many farmers have been plant
ing portions of their corn again this
week. 1'oor seed in mosl cases being
attributed as the reason much of it did
not grow. Ami we hear much com
plaint that cut-woruiB are very indust
lious among the new sprouts.
Harney Hihaueen drove into town
Monday morning with his horse and
buggy, and as he lifted up the cover on
the hack of the buggy out jumped a hen.
Probably Mrs. Hen had heard that an
egg didn't go bad in n glnss of beer, so
.she got in the buggy ami deposited the
egg on ti. e way to town o that it would
be "ritnetlv freh."
i'nuii tlu t'uht.
Joseph Westhrook, of St, lSdward. was
a Fulierton visitor the first of the week.
He is just home from the army, having
been in the service ten years.
Word has 'teen received from Miss
Dora Hamilton at St. Mary's hospital in
Uolumbii. that she successfully under
went an operation and is on the road to
recovery. She expects to return home
in about a week.
The many friends of Jake Whitney
will be pleased to hear that he has cotu-
Gents9 Furnishing Goods
RELIABLE GOODS AT
405 11th Street,
But Lots of
505 Eleventh Street
ABOUT OUR NEIGH
BORS AND FRIENDS
CLIPPED FROM OUR
pletely recovered from his illneea, and
returned home from Columbus last
Monday. Mrs. Whitney went down to
Columbus Saturday to accompany him
Robert Clark, assisted by some of his
neighbors, captured a tlen of live coyotes
about the size of a grown cat, on James
Urown's land, near the "Point" on the
Cedar, one day last week. There is a
county bounty of $1 per scalp, but the
state bounty is defunct at present.
Samuel Kussom completed his twen
tieth year hh depot agent at this station
Wednesday, having arrived in Fulierton
twenty years ago on June 1st, 1SIK), from
Central City where he had served in the
same capacity for live years. Under the
railroad rules he is entitled to h pension,
but says he does not want it as he is not
disabled in any way and is good for
many years yet.
From tbs Nonpareil.
Arthur Land ley came up from Duncan
Saturday evening and remained over
until Monday, the latter day being a
holiday for bankers. Arthur is becom
ing a town booster and he hopes to put
Duncan on the map wherever he goes,
lie is well satisfied with the showing
the bank has made since it opened for
business and looks for big things in the
J. C. Martin and J. W. Macnamer de
parted Monday evening for Columbus,
where they expected to join a party
headed by J. K. Krskine which will spend
a week at Knder's lake in Cherry county.
The fishing and hunting thereabouts is
reported to be good and the gentlemen
expect to be able to put in the time some
way. The party will be composed of
mighty nimrnds from Columbus, Omaha,
Platte Center nnd Norfolk.
A portion of this section of the county
is to be ditched after all. Although the
proposition to organize a drainage dis
trict and go about the project in an ex
tensive manner was defeated the private
property owners haye concluded to push
the work The latter part of last week
a ditching machine similar to the one
that has been working at Clarks for the
past two or three weeks arrived and it
will commence operations on Jos. W.
(law's farm east of town this week. The
outfit is owned by Heattie A- Hubbard,
of Minnesota, but has lately been work
ing in Missouri. Mr. Heattie. who is
with the onttit, says he has contracts for
digging several miles of ditch, commenc
ing at the (law farm and extending east.
In addition to that he has been consult
ed by a number of otLer farmers and ex
pects to construct twenty miles of ditch
before he leaves here. He may be here
for a couple of years. The work now
contemplated will follow the southern
lateral .ns laid out by the government
engineer in his survey.
People who get results advertise in the
From the Bepnblican.
Miss .Susie Ziegler came home from
Columbus Wednesday to spend her
Mrs. Vestal Moore returned home from
Columbus Thursday where she has been
visiting home folks.
A. Gerrard is remodelling and en
larging his house by adding to the east
portion of the building. He has put in
heating plant and will make it modern.
Prof. Alcock who has been visiting
here for some time went to Lincoln
Tuesday, and from there be will go to
southern Louisana where he will spend
the summer with relatives.
Estimates of the proposed bridge
across the Loup, south of Monroe, were
received here ibis week. This will give
the committee that goes before the co
unty board on June 13 all the informa
tion they require and can now present
their case complete.
Mrs. Nick Heiber, who has been visit
ing friends in Monroe and vicinity for
about ten days, left last Saturday for
her home iu Loveland, Colo. She says
that since leaving Monroe they have
done yery well, but that at present Mr.
Heiber's health is not the best. They
live near Loveland on a farm, and their
property has made a big increase in va
lue. Thursday of this week B. S. Thurston
closed a deal with the Hart Bros, for the
sale of his residence and land north of
town, the consideration being $8,000.
Mr. Thurston is going to move to Ore
gon, and is now preparing to leave.
The Thurston family have been residents
of Monroe and vicinity for about sixteen
years, and have many friends who are
sorry to see them leave, but wish them
success in their new home.
Wednesday afternoon John Talbitzer
received a message from the Unrlington
Superintendent at Alliance, Neb., saying
that his brother) Will, who is a switch
man at that place, had been hurt, and
asked that John come to Alliance at on
ce. No particulars were given, other
then the message stated that the injury
was not dangerous. John left for Allia
nce on the evening train in response to
the telegram, and so far no word has
been received from him.
From ttie Democrat
Two baby fawns arrived at Condon's
park last Tuesday, and everyone in town
has taken a few minutes time from work
to go down and see them. With the
addition of the two babies. Dr. Condon
has four deer in his park.
The approaching marriage of Killian
Ottis and Mi.-s Francis Olmer and John
Theisen and Miss Lena Weber, were an
nounced at St. Francis church last Sun
day. The Ottis-Olmer wedding will
take place Tuesday, June 14th, and the
Theiseri-Wehcr utiptiult-, June Ifiih.
L H. Loetller has a cow on his place
which gave birth ton hairless calf last
night. There is not a hair on the little
fellow anywhere, but he seems to be com
fortable and is as frisky and healthy as
any other calf. Mr. Loelller is taking
the best of care of the freak and later
developments will be watched with in
terest. Cedar Kapids Outlook.
Leonard Hardin met with nn nocident
Wednesday afternoon which nearly
caused him to lose sight in his left eye.
Squire Folliott and hen had been out
shooting frogs with a 22-cahbre repeat
ing rille, and Leonard was iu the act of
throwing an empty shell from the barrel
of the ritle when a loaded shell caught
in the carrier, and in his endeavor to
loosen it, it exploded, n particle of the
shell striking him in the eye. It is
thought that a piece of the shell has
lodged in his eye and Mr. Hardin took
him to Omaha yesterday to have an eye
specialist examine the injured optic.
A meeting of the Entre Nons Club of
Columbus, was held at the home of Mrs.
Earl Weaver in Humphrey Thursday,
Mrs. Weaver being a member of the club.
Those in attendance were Mesdames
Ralph Coolidge, Harley Dussel, M. E.
HclniB, Louie llamey, W. J. Gregorius,
Fred Gregorius, Bert Galley, Fred
Avery, Frank Kersen brock and Misses
Zoe Helms and Pauline Collidge. The
home of Mrs. Weaver was beautifully
decorated for the occasion with white
and pink peonies, and a four course din
ner was served. The Columbus ladies
came up on the morning freight nnd re
turned in the afternoon.
From the Sun.
The house on William Me Beth 'a farm
three miles west of Shelby, was com
pletely destroyed by lire Tuesday fore
noon and Mrs. ltobert McHeth was se
verely burned on the hands, face and
parts of her body. The tire originated
by the explosion of a tomato can partly
Oiled with coal oil and which set on the
warming oven of the cook stove. Mrs.
McHeth was doing some baking and was
working near the stove when the can ex
ploded throwing the burning oil on her
clothes and setting them on fire. She
ran to the telephone and gave the alarm
to central office while her clothes were
on fire and then got blankets and smoth
ered out the fire in her clothes. She
then got the baby which was up stairs
and ran out of the house, which by this
time was on fire and burning fiercely.
About this time Wm. Went who is stay
ing at Clyde Hayhurst's discovered fire
and he and Mr. Uayburst took the auto
mobile and hurried to the scene where
they found Mrs McBeth lying with the
baby a short distance from the house and
suffering from her terrible burns. She
was taken in the automobile to the home
of Harry McBeth. a doctor summoned
and everything possible done to relieve
her suffering. Reports of Mrs. McBeth's
condition this morning were favorable.
Hut very little furniture was saved from
the burning building as by the time the
neighbors arrived the house was almost
completely enveloped in flames.
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. - Columbus, Neb.
EDUCATING A NATION.
MANAGER HORNER OF THE TIED
Over a Million Miles of Travel $25,
000 Spent for Advertising.
The Lincoln State Journal of April
3 discusses at some length the plan
and scope of the Western Redpath
System, whose manager, Mr. Chas. F.
Horner, has his office in the Burr
Block of that city. The writer of the
article explains that the independent
Chautauquas all over tho country have
been forced to abandon their projects
because the receipts have been insuf
ficient to warrant them in continuing
to bold annual assemblies. It is
pointed out that "what is everybody's
business is no body's business" and
that lack of careful buiness manage
ment has compelled a readjustment of
method in the conducting "the people's
Mr. Horner is credited by the Journal
with being one of the originators of the
"circuit plan." The season of 1910 is
the fourth for the Western circuit and
will be the largest ever attempted by
any management anywhere. Between
seventy and eighty assemblies will be
held in five states. In every case the
original Chautauqua idea refined and
uplifting mental and moral education
and entertainment will be main
tained. The Journal is quoted in part:
Already Mr. Horner and his corps of
trained assistants have mapped out
the safest and best route for each of
the two hundred and fifty persons,
who will have part in the season's
work. This is not so easy in view of
uncertain train schedules and the lia
bility to washouts, floods and natural
hindrances. To obviate this possible
difficulty substitute route are studied
out and when each man reports for
duty he is furnished a preferential and
an alias routing.
To give one an idea of the magni
tude of the system's plan it is neces
sary to give but few figures. Tho
total mileage to be traveled by the
people that make up the system for
1910 will be more than a million miles,
the equivalent of two trips to the
moon and then three times around the
earth. $25,000 will be paid for railroad
and automobile travel And yet the
average move from place to place will
not be more than seventy miles.
But aside from the routing of the
talent, which has been reduced to such
a system as to make it a marvel of de
tail, there is a small army of office
people and attaches all of whom are
To properly conduct seventy-five
assemblies thirty agents have been
assisting Mr. Horner for several
mouths in selecting the towns where
the demand seems to warrant the
holding of a Chautauqua. Here con
tracts have been made for the sale cl
the required number of tickets, ar
rangements have been made for a
proper site to pitch the big canvass
auditorium, advertising has been ar
ranged for and hundreds of details
have lioen worked out.
Eight superintendents or platform
managers are employed. There must
be eight cashiers, sixteen gate keepers,
thirty-two ushers, forty or more tent
men. three traveling auditors, three
or four advertising managers and a
couple of press agents to say nothing
of a dozen bookkeepers and sten
ographers. Thirteen car loads of advertising
matter will be sent out by mail and
express more than one million
Over fifty thousand letters will be
mailed before the close of the season
not a bad thing for Uncle Sam's cof
fers. Advertising will be purchased from
two hundred and fifty newspapers.
Twelve carloads of tents, seats and
necessary equipment will be kept on
the move and ten different railroads
will be patronized.
The Man Behind the Plan.
And now what of the personality of
the young man whose genius this
clock-work system is due? It will be
interesting to know that measuring
his age by the birthdays he has cele
brated, this Napoleon of detail is
barely on the shady side of thirty
years, but measured by his experience
he is old beyond his years.
It requires a superlative degree ol
optimism and an unbounded confidence
in human kind to enter into contracts
aggregating $100,000 a year in advance
of the opening of the season; to in
vest thousands more in perishable
equipment that must withstand the
fury of the elements; to arrange for
the expenditure of other thousands in
transportation and all the while bank
ing liis judgment upon his ability to
please the public and give them what
they need and want.
Yet this is literally what Mr. Hor
ner does and he makes it go. Perhaps
the controlling factor of Tlr. Horner's
personality lies in his ability to judge
people and to surround himself with
efficient, able assistants. To them he
imparts his own confidence in his pro
jects and infuses them with his own
virile ambition and earnestness. Tal
ent, agents, employes, nil are person
ally devoted to him and would go to
any length to assist him. Of the hun
dreds of men who have been connected
with him at different times he holds
the warmest respect and admiration
But aside from his pleasing manners
he is a genius. To his keen, quick and
discriminating judgment is due the
success of the business, the perfecting
of a system that works like a clock and
the solution of the Chautauqua prob
lem for the people.
Geo. L. McNutt is a Presbyterian
minister who donned overalls and
worked in a big factory for the pur
pose of getting the real truth of the
labor problem. He is called the "Din
ner Pail Man." He brings his great
message to our Chautauqua this sum
mer. Compare te programs offered bj
the Western Redpath Chautauqua Sys
tem with any other management and
note the important differences.
The Groves were God's First Tem
ples; the Chautauqua the People's
From the New.
L. I. Shall who lives on a farm west of
town, has been seriously ill for the past
week or so. His mind has failed him
seemingly of late. His brother, who
lives in Ohio, was telegraphed Friday
and was expected here the first of the
week. His neighbors are looking after
his work and assisting in caring for
him. It is a sad case and it is hoped
that be may recover.
Postmaster Williams was taken Sat
urday with a bad case of quinsy and it
was decided that an immediate operation
was necessary, so he was placed on the
Union Pacific evening train and hurried
to Columbus in time to make connection
with one of the main line fast trains to
Omaha. He was taken to the Method
ist hospital and operated on at once
Since the operation he has been gaining
Bretena Field has brought suit for
herself and children in the district court
against Joseph Lichnit and August
Peterson, Baloon-keepers of Humphey,
and John Kasparek, saloon-keeper at
Cedar ltapids, and the Lion Bonding &
Surety Co., for damages in the sum of
$10,000. She alleges in her petition that
her husband, Martin S. Field, by reason
of liquor brought from the defendants,
has failed to support her and her chil
dren. ltobert Lock hart and wife, old time
residents of Boone county, arrived here
Tuesday and will spend some time visit
ing and looking after business matters
They have been living in California for
a number of years although they still
own a quantity of Boone county land,
and they will probably return hero fur a
permanent home. If anyone wants to
be a farmer, in Mr. Lockbardt's judg
ment, they will do well to remain in
From tho World.
It was fifty years ago last Tuesday
that J. H. Wurdeman first set foot up
on America soil; it was also the twenty
Gist anniversary of the marriage of Mr.
and Mrs. Rudolph Wurdeman and these
events were celebrated in grand style nt
the home of the latter on that day. An
immense crowd was present and the
merry making lasted all day and nearly
all night. There was an nbnndanceof
good things to cat and drink and' in the
evening the affair wound up with n
grand ball. We join the multitude of
friends in wishing these estimable fam
ilies many more such pleasant anniver
saries. Funeral services over the remains of
Gerhard Schroeder. which arrived here
from New York City last Friday evening
took plaee at the family home south of
town Iat Sunday afternoon. Services
were held at the St. Paul' church by
Go Out Into the
Union Pacific Country
Where there are greater opportunities
and less competition; where nature is
generous in both climate and soil.
It is in this section that thousands will
find homes in the next few years.
Low Homeseekers' Fares
First and Third Tuesday of Each Month During 1910
To Many Points in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and
For information relative to rates, routes, etc.,
call on or address
B. G. BROWN, Agent, Columbus, Neb.
Rev. Kiotsche after which the remains
were interred in the churchyard ceme
tery at that place. The funeral cortege
was made up of over a hundred vehicles
conveying mourners who came to pay
their last tribute of respect to the de-
nnrfnl nna Dn Hafimlnv Mav IT.tti
. Oarlmpi? Sftlirnntlap in rtninnanv nitt.
Herman Oluigs and daughter Minnie
left Leigh for a trip to the Innd of their
birth. 'I ueeday. May 17tb, they lodged
in a New York hotel, the two gentleman
sharing the same room. They awoke at
about three o'clock that morning anil
finding it too early to get up they went
back to sleep and in the morning both
were found unconscious being oveicome
by gas caused by the bursting of a pipe.
Mr. Oldigs was found lying on the lloor
with his face near the door which was
partly open and this probably saved his
life. Mr. Schroeder lingered until Sun
day, May 22, when he expired.
Depsw's Great Speech.
"When I was a very young man,"
Senator Depew once related. "I went
out to make a political speech with
Eome older men one night. They want
ed something red hot. and I handed it
"I just turned myself to skin the op
position, nnd. on the whole, the audi
euce seemed to like it. The more they
cheered the more 1 warmed to It. I
was immensely pleased with my suc
cess. But after I got home I was wor
ried. I had roasted the other side
awfully. I lay awake wondering if
it wouldn't react and injure our side
more than the opposition.
"Then I bethought of some personal
allusions I had made that might eas
ily be constructed as libelous. I got
a good deal excited and slept very lit
tle. In the morning 1 hurried down to
see whether the papers had roasted
me. The meeting was reported all
ver the front page. I plunged into it,
shivering in nervousness. But I needn't
have worried. What It said about my
speech was in the last two lines:
"'A young man named Depew also
spoke.'" New York Telegram.
A crowd Is not company, nnd faces
are but a gallery of pictures and talk
but n tinkling cymbal where there is
no love. Bacon.
LOCAL KKl'KKSKNTATIVK-Salary !0O to
$150 monthly. Kxtm commtion ami otlico ex
xnos. Kepretwntativo miiht have .-iitlicient
cat-li tornriy wtock to Mipply the ili'iiiittnl crcat
oi 1 by New L-tws ami other condition-. Send
reference. rotation mtiii un-nt. Kail ad
vancement to kkI man. Atldn-v Sturni
Thayer, Sales Dint-tor, -100 National Rink Com.
merce liuihlini;, Minueaoli-, Minn.
TKKASUUV DKI'AKTMKNT. otlic or Supcr
iiu; Architect, WiihhinKt'iu, D. C. .May 2t,
l'Jll. Scaled nxievtlti will Im received in thin
oltiii' until 3 o'clock p. in. on Hi., lit ti dnyof
July, l'.'io, and then oj.eheil.for th construction
compIete,(includiui; plumhimr. pi piping, ln-nt-illK
apiKirattl:, electric conduits ulnl wiring) of
the C. S. I'imt Otticnat Columbus. Nebraska, ill
accordance with drawings ami f-cihVation;..
coiiii-Hof uhich may lie obtained from the cus
todian of wife at ColiitnliiiH. Nebraska, or at this
otlice. at thodincretioti of thtSupcrvir.im; Arch
itect. JA.MKS KNOX TAYLOl:.
1 1 fc&S4Dr
"The Safe Road"
Electric Block Signals
Dining Car Meals and Service
"Best in the World"
Have your house wired
Heat & Power Co.
The riuht party can
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Noh. 4. r, 13 and II are local piiMHenKurs.
Noh. M and f.'.l are 1im-.iI freiichtH.
Noh. ti ami lit an mail trains only.
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