Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911 | View Entire Issue (July 27, 1910)
Tliat Is distinctive of
Cooper.Wells & Co.s
Style No. 69
One of the best,
l:nown 25 cent
2-ply Egyptian yam
with suihcient twist to
cive most wear.
No. 69 to our pat
rons because we
Lelieve in it.
Conies in black
J. H. GALLEY
From the Gazette.
The hum of the thresher l? now lieanl
in the land. Th iunlity of wheat is re
ported good; lint tht) number of hushols
to the acre is not iiito iih large as last
year. The iialiiy, perhaps, will more
than make up for the falling off in quan
tity. The man who wrestles with the cow
and learns the calf to such, who casta
the corn before the swine, is now in the
Kreateet luck, for butter's on the upper
Krade, veal's higher than a kite, pork is
climbing up tin- scale and heef is out of
aight; eggs he gathers every day from his
Poland chicken coop are almost worth
their weight in gold and we are in the
eoup. Uiscorn liriiigs him a fancy price
it's rising every da' and he rakes iu all
kinds of men for a half load of hay.
The farmer is in the saddle and when
he comes to town the rest of iih by right
should go away back and sit down.
From the Democrat
Anton iFungmann left last Thursday
evening for Krinu, Sashatchewan, Can
ada, where be will remain for several
weeks in the capacity of demonstrator
and sales agent for the International
Tuesday was a scene in Humphrey
long to he remembered. Diers Bros,
received a car of peaches and sold them
all out in eight hours. Streets were mi
crowded with teams that some had to
wait a long time to get nlong the thor
oughfare. Judges Thomas and 1'oBt were up from
Columbus Tuesday forenoon to make
personal investigation of the matter of
H. T. Hachea endeavoring to withdraw a
part of his land south of town from the
village. Judge Thomas will undoubt
edly render a decision in the ca6e in n
few days, it having been put up to the
judge to decide by reason of going
through court some time ago.
From the World.
Nearly all the corn is doing fine
through this dry weather and if we get
a rain soon there will be a big crop
John Hyland threshed his winter
wheat ami oats Monday and ieports
that his oats made from oil to4."i bushels
per acre. 1'retty good yield for this dry
Henry Hauiaun is now buying his meat
at the meat market the same as the rest
of us common mortals Last Friday
night someone helped himself to the sup
ply in Henry's smoke-house and he says
he hopes the fellow will continue to grow
fat until the devil gets him.
Ohae Hart arrived here Wednesday
evening from Carroll. Iowa, where his
folks now reside. Chas reports that his
mother recently had a stroke of paraly
sis and is in a helpless condition. Her
many friends hero will be pained to learn
of her misfortune and will hope for her
Gents' Furnishing Goods
RELIABLE GOODS AT
405 11th Street,
But Lota nf
ABOUT OUR NEIGH
BORS AND FRIENDS
CLIPPED FROM OUR
From the Hun.
Kudolph O. Jenny of Leigh, has been
granted a patent for a corn rake, and
Miss Catherine O'Callaghan returned
to her home at Platte Center Sunday
after a three weeks visit with her sister
and relatives here.
(i. W. Dowell of Ilichland is moving
bis family to Schuyler and will make his
future home here. Until recently he was
foreman on the Reisch Hros. ranch at
Richland, but in the future will devote
bis attention to real estate.
We hava just beard of a school ma'am
introducing a new feature in her school.
When one of the girls miss a word the
boy who spells it gets permission to kies
her. The result is the girls are becom
ing poor spellers while the boys are im
proving right along.
Many of the farmers in this vicinity
arc threshing their winter wheat crop
and the yield is far beyond their expec
tations, running from IS to 25 bushels
per acre. We beard of one Celd where
the yield was :12 bushels. If it could
have been foreseen that the yield would
have been so good, less wheat would
linve been plowed up and the ground put
into other crops. We understand the
kernel is much better than common and
that the test runs from 61 to i pounds
From t ho Time".
John Hanson sold the Grst load of
new wheat in Genoa last Saturday for
SS. cents. It tested ft!. Mr. Hanson
had '2t acres which averaged -i bushels
an exceptionally large yield, owing to
the unfavorable weather that prevailed
Wednesday, a stranger stepped off the
afternoon train and asked to be directed
to the home of Mrs. Dirks, who lives in
the south part of town. The stranger
was a brother of Mrs. Dirks and bad not
seen his sister since she was a young
lady, :i!l years ago.
Down in S. J. Ellis' native state (North
Carolina), a white man was nrrnigned
for stealing chickeuB from a negro. The
jury was composed of seven white men
and five negroes, and one of lh latter
was made foreman. They came into
court and the clerk demanded: "Have
you agreed upon a verdict?" "Yes, sah."
What is il?" "De jury am gone demo
crat, sah. andde prisoneram not guilty."
Dr. D. Q. Wnlker. of Lindsay, sus
tained a compound Potts fracture of the
right leg in an automobile accident last
Friday morning while returning from
the firemen's tournament at Newman
Grove. The doctor was found pinioned
tinder his machine, which had upset.
with his leg splintered and hot water
from the radiator scalding him. He was
taken to Newman Grove and his injuries
From the Signal.
Jaa. Burrows arrived borne from Lin
coln Saturday night, accompanied by his
grandson, Bertie Doughtery, who on
Monday went out to Aire. Marie Thoma
zin's farm, where be will for the present
make his home.
A. G. Parker, after a vacation of three
months, again assumed the duties of
station agent at this point Wednesday.
Mr. Whittaker. who has been doing the
work during Mr. Parker's absence, went
to Cortland, Neb., to allow the agent
there to take a vacation.
Chris Hagetnann shipped a load of
grass fed cattle to the South Omaha
market Monday evening. It is seldom
that cattle are shipped from this part of
the state that have not been fed grain.
Scarcity of feed in pastures is making
many farmers realize that they have too
While out riding last Sunday Misses
Mary and Florence Dunn were thrown
from the buggy by their horse becoming
frightened at a calf beside the road.
Mary sustained three broken ribs, while
Florence escaped with a sprained foot
and wrist. We learn that the young
ladies are both doing nicely.
The car load f cattle which were
scorched in the burning car west of town
last week Wednesday were held in the
stock yards here until .Thursday even
ing when they were shipped to Omaha.
The railroad company paid the owner
the market price for them and disposed
of them for what they would bring.
The Farmers State bank opened its
doors for business Monday morning as
announced last week. Mat Nicbauer
came up from Columbus Sunday even
ing and was on hand to assume his
duties as assistant cashier. Mr. Kileen
was also here, but returned to Schuyler
in the evening. There is but little room
in the temporary quarters and the furni
ture is not on an elaborate scale, but it
will answer until the new building is
ready. Mr. Dowd assures us that the
business so far is very satisfactory.
O. J. Carrig and family spent last
week down on his farm, living in a tent.
He let on that he was helping the boys
in the harvest Held, and to prove that he
bad beek working in the sun he is show
ing blisters on his hands and sunburns
on his neck to his Columbus friends.
We are credibly informed that those
blisters are the result of excessive usn of
a knife and fork, and the sun burns from
lying down in the shade and having an
attack of that "tired feeling" when the
buu moved al'ing. The only thing use
ful he did was to keep the ant mires out
of the lunch basket.
From the News.
Mrs. Jas. Nevela and Itonney and
daughter. Mm. King, went lo Frontier
county Wednesday to see how Mr. Nov
els is getting along on the farm.
Loyd Kesterson sustained a broken
arm Saturday. He was riding a horse
when it went through some trees. In
some way Loyd got caught on one of the
trees anil was pulled off the horse, fall
ing and breaking his arm.
Mrs. L Hold left Tuesday morning for
Sayer. Wis , to spend a few weeks. This
town is located right in the midst of the
lake region of northern Wisconsin and
an ideal place to spend if summer vaca
tion. Mr. Hold and Clara expect to join
her in two weeks.
Notwithstanding the Mayor's pro
clamation of recent date, relative to the
riding of wheels on the sidewalks, there
are some boys who still persist in open
ly violating the ordinance. Hiding
wheels on the sidewalk and especially
with the recklessness which some dis
play is dangerous and ought to be stop
ped. Miss Ora Mansfield, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Kd. Mansfield of this city, was
severly burned in a gasoline stove ex
plosion Sunday morning. She had
arisen to prepare the breakfast before
the other members of ihe family were
up. The stove was one of the kind that
has to be generated iiefore lightiug, and
it seems that it had not been working
right for several days. After generating
it she attempted to light it but it did
not work and she poured some more
gasoline into the generating cup, think
ing that it had not generated sufficient
ly. The cup being hot the gasoline ex
ploded when she attempted to pour in
more, throwing the burning oil over her
Her folks were sleeping in a tent and
she rushed into the tent nnd her father
threw a blanket over her smothering the
llames. Her face, neck, chest and arms
were badly burned but left arm was much
the worse. It was thought for a time
that she was burned internally, but they
now believe this is not the case.
From the Advance.
Frank McFaydcn left Tuesday for
Columbus where he will be a patient at
St. Mary's hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Houston left Mon
day for Columbus where Mrs. Houston
will enter St. Mary's hospital for treat
ment. Earl Styles and Will Burrows left
Monday for Boulder, Colo., where they
will join T. Christenson and sons for a
months trip in the mountains. The
boys say they are going to kill the lar
gest bear in all the Rockies, catch the
largest trout that ever swam in brooks
and wind up the trip by breaking the
wildest broncho at the Frontier celebra
tion at Cheyenne.
Last Monday Hirschel Grape brought to
the mill some new wheat that looked al
most too good to be true. It tested
sixty-four pounds to the bushel and Mr.
N. O. Blackburn, our miller, says tliat in
his thirty-four years experience in the
milling business he has never seen wheat
that looked so good nor tested such
weight. Of course Mr. Grape knows a
thing or two about farming, but above
all he is wise enough to stay right here
in Boone county where a fellow can't
help but make good.
We invite all who desire choice
steak, and the very best cuts of
all other meats to call at our
market on Eleventh street. Wc
also handle poultryand fish and
oysters in season.
S. E. MARTY & CO.
Telephone No. 1. - Columbus, Neb.
Pottery and Secrtcy.
In the royal manufactory of pottery
at Meissen, Saxony, the work was for
merly carried on with the utmost se
crecy to prevent the processes from
becoming known elsewhere. The es
tablishment was a complete fortress,
the portcullis of which was not raised
day or night, no stranger being per
mitted to enter for any purpose what
ever. Every workman, even the chief
Inspector, was sworn to silence. This
injunction was formally repeated every
month to the superior officers employ
ed, while the workmen had constantly
before their eyes in large letters the
warning motto, "Be Secret Unto
Death." It was well known that any
person divulging the process would be
imprisoned for life iu the castle of
Koenlgstein. Evcu the king himself
when he took strangers of distinction
to visit the works was enjoined to se
crecy. One of the foremen, however,
escaped and assisted in establishing a
manufactory in Vienna, from which
the secrets spread all over Germany.
Her Diamond Necklace.
Brown is a very careful man. lie Is
superlatively careful. So careful is he
that he has insured his insurance
Now, Brown has a wife. Wives have
to be given birthday presents, and on
his wife's first birthday after their
marriage be gave her a beautiful dia
mond necklace. This was not as reck
less as you might think, for each stone
on the necklace represented a year of
Mrs. Brown's life, and he let every one
know that And he arranged to give
Mrs. Brown a new diamond each
birthday. And he let the neighbors
know that too.
He has just missed giving his wife a
birthday present for the ninth succes
As to when greed will conquer pride
nnd his wife will ask for another birth
day present, we shall have to wait and
The Salt Charm Failed.
Some three years before the Franco
German war broke out Count Secken
dorff accompanied King William I. on
his visit to Napoleon III. nnd was
present at the celebrated dejeuner giv
en in the Pavilion de Diane at Fon
tainebleau. King William, who was
sitting next the empress, was asked
by her to pass the salt, and in comply
ing with this request he threw a little
salt over his shoulder. Upon the em
press exclaiming, "Why do you do
that?' the king explained that in his
country it was the custom to do so
when passing the salt to ward off bad
luck and any chance of a quarrel. The
empress in a prettily turned speech at
once replied. "But surely there Is no
danger of anything interfering with
our friendship." In less than three
years the Germans had crossed the
Rhine. London Spectator.
Why Not Pass the Plate?
They ought to pass the plate at
church weddings. It comes natural to
do it in church, and to do so would
add a pretty and useful employment to
the duties of the ushers, who always
have a little spare time before the
bride arrives. And, really, getting
married is more expensive than ever,
and, though wedding presents are ex
cellent In their way, what the .young
people usually need the most Is cash.
Instead of the list of gifts which the
newspapers sometimes print we should
read. "The collection yielded $4,000,
000." That would be nice. It is much
easier to store and care for money
than plate and glass! And money al
ways fits and there Is no such thing as
an embarrassing duplication of dollars.
A High Priced Fricassee.
Lord Alvanley, a noted wit and high
liver in England a hundred years or so
ago, insisted on having an apple tart on
his dinner table every day throughout
the year. On one occasion be paid a
caterer 1,000 for a luncheon put up in
a basket that sufficed a small boating
party going up the Thames. Being
one of n dozen men dining together at
a London club where each was re
quired to produce his own dish, Alvan
lcy's, as the most expensive, won him
the advantage of being entertained
free of cost. This benefit was gained
at an expense of $540, that being the
price of a simple fricassee composed
entirely of the "noix." or small pieces
at each side of the back, taken from
thirteen kinds of birds, among them
being 100 snipe, 40 woodcocks and 20
pheasants in all about S00 birds.
Our Eccentric Phrases.
Why do we always talk of putting
on a coat and vest? Who puts on a
coat before a vest? We also say put
ting on shoes and stockings. Who
puts on shoes before the stockings?
We also put up signs telling people to
wipe their feet when we mean their
boots or shoes. And a father tells a
loy he will warm his jacket when he
means to warm his pantaloons. We
are a little eccentric iu our phrases at
An Odd Epitaph.
The following epitaph is to be found
In a cemetery within seven miles of
New York's city ball:
Reader, pass on; don't waste your time
O'er bad biography and bitter rhyme.
For what I am this crumbling" clay ln:
And what I was Is no affair ot yours.
In the Game.
"I am in the hands of my friends,"
said the political sidestepper.
"Yes," replied the harsh critic, "and
every time your friends look over their
hands they seem impatient for a new
deaL" Washington Star.
From the Nonpareil.
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Hord departed
Saturday for a trip to Europe. They
stopped for a day in Omaha, being joined
there by their eon Herbert, who accom
panied them aa far aa New York. They
are going to Neuheim, Germany, where
Mr. Hord will take a course of treat
ment at the famoua springs. He has
been urged by a number of friends to
go to that place and at last decided to
act upon their advice. It is to be hoped
that he and his wife will have a pleasant
voyage and that Mr. Hord will return
with his health restored.
The community was aroused Tuesday
morning when the news came in from
Mead township that John E. Copeland.
who Uvea on the Brannan farm eight
miles north of town, bad disappeared
and it was feared that he had met with
an accident or was the victim of foul
play. Word of the disappearance came
to Sheriff Her and beat once organized a
posse and several auto loads went out to
the place to make a search for the miss
ing man. Mr. Copeland was lost seen
at his home on Thursday. Mrs. Cope
land the previous day had gone to Schuy
ler for a visit with her parents. Thurs
day Mr. Copeland took u load of corn to
ClarkB and sold it and then came to Cen
tral City and drew out what money he
had in the Central City National
bank. Going home he turned all his
stock into the pasture changed his
clothes and left, the last seen of him be
ing when neighbors saw him walking in
the direction of Clarke.
"I can't stand it any longer." This
was the note E. E. Bnggs, Union Pacific
agent at Hordville, found on the stand
in his son Victor's room yesterday morn
ing when he went to look for the boy.
Hanging from a ahelf in the room by the
shawl strap waa the body of bis son
cold in death. Mr. Briggs bad passed
his son's room a few minutes previous
and glancing in saw him near the shelf
with his back to the wall but he suppos
ed that Victor waB practicing some gym
nastic exercises as he did that quite of
ten. Shortly after this, however, a noise
in the room caused him to step to the
door and look in and he then saw nt a
glance what had taken place. He cut
the body down at once nnd summoned
Dr. Jnrmin who arrived in a few min
utes. They worked over the body for
some time but were unable to restore
life. Victor has nover been strong and
for the past few years has been battling
with consumption. In recent months he
has seemed better. This week, however,
he felt rather worse than usual and his
condition seemed to prey on his mind.
In a talk with his mother Tuesday he
made expressions that in the light of his
act indicate he had been thinking of sui
cide for some time.
Go Out Into the
Union Pacific Country
Where there are greater opportiuiities
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.
bow 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
From the Kepobliraa.
Mrs. M. Sheridan of Columbus is visit
ing at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.
M. Gleason, this week.
Lee Nunnally arrived Snnday evening
from Washington, called here by the An
al illness of his brother, Harvey.
O. W. Ho'.lmgabead.Mra.l). W Jenk-
insnn and Mrs. L. J. Hollingshead were
called to Denver last Friday by the
death of Mr. HolliDgshead's eldest bro
ther, Jesse Hollingshead. They left
that evening for Denver, returning
Tuesday after I he funeral. Mr. Hollings
head bad a nnmber of acquaintances in
Monroe and vicinity, as he visited here
on different occasions.
After suffering for six years with rheu
matism, five of which he has been con
fined to his bed, Harvey Nunnally pass
ed away at his home Thursday morning,
aged 24 years, three months and twenty
two days. Harvey Nunnally was born
in Booneville, Mo, March 29. 1888 He
came to Monroe with the family in 11XM),
and has since made this place his home.
Six years ago he was stricken with the
malady that resulted in bis death, and
tince that time has been a patient suffer
er, lie leaves besides bis parents, three
brothers. Chas. of Monroe, and Lee and
Hesse of Tamma, Wuh., and three sis
ters, Mrs. Noris Fifield and the Misses
Minnie and Ida of Monroe. Funeral
services were held Friday at i! p. in.,
from the Presbyterian church, and were
conducted by Hev. Ahlaman, of the
Albion Baptist church.
From the Snnil
B. C. Ackerman, mayor of Havens,
and Katie Itohinaon, living on the old
Clutter farm, were married Wednesday.
They were in Silver Creek Wednesday
on their way to Fremont and other points
to enjoy their honeymoon.
Mrs. Jessie Hazencamp, formerly Miss
Jessie Bailey, aneiceof N. L. and J. N.
Squier. died last week at Laramie, Wyo ,
leaving a three months old baby boy.
Some years ago she spent one piimmer
here and will lie remembered by many.
A tire at the Sutton place Thureday
morning destroyed the threshing mach
ine of II. N Wilson. A few bushels of
Charlie Carson's wheat was also burned.
Wilson says that the machine wan in
sured. The fire caught from a hot box
on the separator.
I.OCAI, KF.l'KKSKNTATIVK-Snlary $100 to
i'M) monthly. Kxtm coininl-Mon and otlire x-Ix'li-ov.
Kt-iiv?wiitntiv niunt bno utticient
ciu-li lornriy tttH'k to iiiply the demand creat
ed by New ! nnd other condition-. Send
refcrencm. IWition prrmiiient. Kapid ad
vancement to Kootl man. Addri-u Stiirin
Thayer, Salon Dint-tor, IU) National bank t'oin
merce Knildinir, MiimeMli", .Minn.
JllEHgJErfl I k
"The Safe Road"
Electric Block Signals
Dining Car Meals and Service
"Best in the World"
Have your house wired
Heat & Power Co.
uwtir nn excellent- uoeitioa. Hilary
or coinuiii'i'iuu for Colambae and vl-
Htate nice, former occupation
niul itivt. reference.
BOX 43S. I.incolu, Neb.
No. 4 .'....... 4:32 a a
No. 12 10::t7pm
No. 14 5:34 am
No. It 2:4 pm
No. 18 2:1 pm
No. 10 3:05 pm
No. 18 5:f.7pm
No. 2 .' 8:30 pm
No. 22. 1:20 pm
No. 20 MUpB
No. 24 7:12 am
Nir. 8 . tt:15pm
No. 7.mxd..d 0:00am
.No. 31 pas ..dlJOpm
No. 32 pan ..a!2J0pm
No. 80 mxd.. a 7:00 pm
No. 11 ..
. 8 HI a m
. 123 a ui
.10:23 a nt
. 3:05 p iu
. H:23 ni
. ASM in
. nar. i ui
.11:10 a m
No. lit II :20 a in
No. -S HSM p in
No. 7 ... '.':35 pm
No.77nixd d 7:20 am
No. 1 pan ..d7Unm
No. so pa ..a 1:10 pm
No. 78 uixd..a :10 pm
Daily ex cept Snnday.
Nob. 1. 2, 7 and 8 are extra fare traiaa.
No. 4. r, 13 and 14 are local paaaoagere.
No. SH nnd M are local freights.
Noa. V and lit are mail trains only.
No 14 due in Omaha 4 :4S p. h. ..
No. 8 dna in Omaha 3:09 p. a.
e. i. .
No. 22, Vrum. (daily ex. Hunday) leave... 7i3Sa m
tit: :a, Vtt. A Ac. (d'y ex. ijatprduy.) y..r.0 p m
No. 21, 1'aiM). (daily ex. Sunday) arrive. .ttO p m
No. 31. Frt. .V Ac. (d'y ex. Sunday) ar. ..0:15 a m
Powered by Open ONI