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'ANY homes should have better bath rooms
than they now have. We have always
tried not only to do better -plumbing
than we ever did J.
before, but better than any
body else can do. The vol
ume of work we are now
doing shows how we are sue-
We use onlv eenuine
plumbing fixtures and employ only
experienced workmen. Our repair
inn set vice is prompt and reliable.
i " iaKramj
A. DUSSRLL, & SON,
ABOUT OUR NEIGH
BORS AND FRIENDS
CLIPPED FROM OUR
From tlio ShiuI
Uncle Francis Tallon ilieil Tuesday
night. He Ime been a resident of this
neighborhood for C .yearn timl leaves a
host of friends to mourn his loss.
Lightning struck the biff cottonwond
at the wesl side of Congregational par
sonage Tuesday niht. A piece of bark
went through a window, but no one vvus
While stacking hay last Thursday
Joseph Scott was knocked off from the
stack and sustained a broken collar
bono. Mr. Scott was unconscious for
:t(J minutes after his fall and hud it not
been for some hay being on the ground
where he struck he would have been
From the Worlil.
John Eggli had his wheat threshed
Tuesday and the yield was 28 bushels
per acre. The best we have heard of
yet ho far.
Edward, the six year old son of llenry
Loseke, died last Thurday evening short
ly after an operation for appendicitis.
Ilia death was unexpected aa he seemed
to be doing so well. The funeral was
held Sunday and was largely attended.
Ed llollman threshed his grain Thurs
day of last week and feels pretty well
over the yield for this year, the oata
making 34 bushels nd the wheat which
he thought in the spring he better plow
up made 18 bushels per acre, and nil of
J. It. Jenny has Bhipped away a lot
of his stock cattle because of shortage of
pasture and he thinks he ought to dis
pose of nil but his cows. He also show
ed us views he just received from Switer
iand picturing the great damage done
there by the continuous rains during the
entire spring uud summer. How we
would appreciate u little of their surplus.
From tlin Ncwh.
Prospects for corn crop ont in Plum
Creek precinct southeast of here, are de
cidedly poor. Some of the farmers
have given up all hopes of a crop and
are preparing to cut their corn. This is
one section of the county which has had
scarcely any ruin during the entire
spring and summer.
Five of our progressive farmers are
going to install silos this summer.
They are Chas. Culver, T. 15. Bowman,
John Clipton, D. J. dates and IS.
S wails. In the east and especially in
the dairy sections of the country, the
silo has been in use for years, bnt west
ern farmers have been inclined to look
upon it as a gold brick proposition. The
introduction of these five silos in this
county will mean more of them every
year from now on, because they are a
J. H. Parker and family took their
departure Tuesday morning for their
new home at ColumbuB. Mr. Parker
sold his residence property to his brother
James, who expects to look after their
business nt this point. Mr. and Mrs.
Parker have resided here for a number
of years and tiieir many friends regret to
see them leave. Mr. Parker's business
however, has grown bo that it becomes
almost necessary for them to establish
themselves in a larger and more central
point. Their friends here wish them the
best of Buccess in their new home.
From tho Advance.
Grandma Koeber received a broken
rib und severe bruises yesterday from a
Yell into u cave. She was at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Werner, when
the accident occurred.
Frank McFayden who had been a
patient at St. Mary's hospital, Columbus,
for the last two weeks, was brought
home yesterday. He is reported as re
covering nicely from the surgical opera
tion to which he submitted.
A Mr. Seymour who is tending separ
ator for Wes Long at Genoa was caught
in the feeder of the machine yesterday
afternoon while threshing on the Ken
nedy farm one mile south of Genoa. His
left hand was badly mangled.
J. li. Carter received a fractured right
ankle last Sunday as a result of an in
nocent practical joke. He was with a
pleasure part' which had gone to the
Beaver early Sunday morning to spend
the day camping. He was standing in
shallow water and 0. A. Gibson who
was standing by him gave him a little
push with the object of seeing Joe make
a little dive. This would have all been
very well, but Joe's feet were held in a
vice in the quick sand, and in falling
the right ankle was broken.
From the Signal.
The contractors who have the job of
digging the Cnrrig-Jewell drainage ditch
south of town nro no w at the work . The
machinery was unloaded at Oconee and
moved from there to the outlet of the
ditch, on P. J. (tleason farm, where the
work was started. This is certainly n
very opportune time for digging this
In reporting the death last week of
ltev. O. L. Luschei. of Grand Prairie,
the Signal stated that the immediate
cause of his death was an overdose of
morphine. Since then members of the
family have called at the Signal office
and assured us that the statement was
not correct, that deceased took no mor
phine, but thnt his death was from na
Monday evening Henry Siems' auto,
in which, besides Mr. Siems, Frank and
Louis Bruckner nnd Will Greisen were
riding, was upset about live miles this
side of Columbus. The boys were re
turning from Columbus, where they had
been to witness n ball game. Frank
Bruckner was driving, nnd this was his
first effort. On a grade he allowed the
machine to leave the track, and Henry,
who was watching closely, grabbed the
wheel to bring it back to the road, and
he turned it bo suddenly as to upset it.
All except Frank were thrown clear and
escaped with a few scratches and bruises.
Frank was caught under the machine
but escaped with a cut on one foot and
bumped shoulder. The auto was some
what disfigured but not so badly but
that it carried the boys back to Colum
bus, where it was left for repairs. The
boys came home in another machine.
Gents' Furnishing Goods
RELIABLE GOODS AT
405 11th Street,
From the Nonpareil.
A threshing separator wbioh Gideon
Johnson had owned lees than a week was
destroyed by fire early Sunday morning
and there are strong suspicious that the
fire was of incendiary origin.
Within a few rods of the spot at which
Alex Lyon was killed some months ago.
Samuel T. Clayton, one of the best known
citizens of this communitj-, was killed
yesterday shortly after noon. Mr. Clay
ton had been having a mowing machine
repaired at the blacksmith 6hop here in
town jesttrdny morning and about
twelve o'clock he loaded it on to a fiat
hay rack to haul it to his farm souteast
of lown in Hamilton county. He nailed
two-by-fours at the front and back of
the mower wheels to keep the machine
from rolling off the rack. When he
reached his meadow, which is just this
side of the house on the farm, be drove
into a ditch, his plan being to lower the
wheels of the wagon so that the mower
could be unloaded more easily. As the
front wheels of the wagon dropped into
the ditch, however, the mower was
thrown forward over the two-by-four
and fell over the front end of the rack
down behind the team. Mr. Clayton
was siting on the rack in front of the
machine uud when it went over he was
carried with it. The team started to
run at once and Mr. Clayton was dragged
about a hundred feet before his body
was released. It is probable that he
was killed almost instantly as his neck
A good deal of excitement was created
at Chapman Monday by the mysterious
disappearance of J. It. Cummings, the
night operator for the Union Pacific.
Mr. Oumminga had not been seen since
Sunday noon nnd early Monday morn
ing. (J. l Detective Gorman came
down from Grand Island to investigate.
He could find no clue and returned to
Grand Island on tho noon train. Mara
ahal L. A. Chiles organized a posse im
mediatedly after noon and a desultory
search was made. About two o'clock
Peter Hedlund discovered the man un
der a tree on the .1. M. Ogden farm.
He stopped just long enough to learn
that the man was alive, although un
conscious, and men uurrieu uaca to
town. The lost man was soon brought
to Dr. Triplett'a office and efforts were
made to revive him. l)rs. Benton and
Benton came up from Central City and
the greater part of the afternoon was
spent in trying to restore him to con
sciousness. Tuesday morning he was
not much better and was then taken to
the hospital at Grand Island. Mr. Oum
minga has been here but a short time
and was of n quiet and reserved disposi
tion. No satisfactory explanation for
his straying away has been given. He
has been unable to speak since being
found. Cummings figured in a sensa
tion a few months ago while agent at
Oconee in Platte county. He was
found in his room in a hotel one morn
ing with his throat cut. After he re
vived he told a story to the effect that
some man had tried to rob him and in
the struggle that ensued he received
the wound. It was later decided that
he had tried to commit suicide. His
case is a peculiar one and puzzled the
phj sicians. Whether he is a drug fiend,
an epileptic or is mentally unbalanced
cannot he determined.
We invite all who desire choice
steak, and the very best cuts of
all other meats to mil 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.
From the Bepablicaa.
Mr. and Mm. John Keeler have been
looking after the ranoh at Albion the
Mm, Paul Gertacb received a short
visit from a brother who was on bis way
From tho Son.
John Shanks of Baggs. Wyo., arrived
here Monday morning and was a pleas
ant caller nt this office. He will make
his relatives and friends an extended
visit He was formerly a resident of
this county, leaving here some ten years
ago. He says everything is burned up
out in Wyoming and times look very
favorable for a hard winter. He is re
newing acquaintance with his old school
mates and neighbors.
Last Monday forenoon a threshing
outfit belonging to Henry Pcitzmeir of
Dodge broke through a bridge twelve
miles northeast of town and was com
pletely demolished. The facts of jest
exactly how the accident occurred can
not be stated positively as so many
stories at variance are being told. But
it seems that they had finished threshing
north of Maple Creek and were on their
way to the Killian farm south of the
creek. Approaching the bridge from the
north the road curves slightly, as the
bridge is bnilt squarely across the creek.
In order to get the whole outfit, which
consisted of an engine, tender and the
threshing machine, on the bridge they
had to drive the engine close to one side.
They took the precaution of planking the
bridge and proceeded to pull over. All
went well until the front wheels ol the
machine struck the bridge where they
contemplated uncoupling from it and
running the engine across and then
drawing the machine across with a cable
which is a usual thing for threshers to
do. After viewing the situation they
concluded it was better to go ahead far
enough to get the front wheels of the
machine on the bridge. The start was
made and at the same instant almost the
bridge gave way and slued to one side
throwing the whole outfit into the creek
twenty-five feet below, carrying with it
three men who operate it. Henry Peitz
meir the owner, was standing on the
bridge in front of the engine and was
dashed into the water and caught be
tween the smoke-stack and the boiler
breaking his right leg just above the
ankle. John Marek and another man
were on the engine. Marek suffered a
broken nose, badly cat on the Eideof the
jaw and head, and was badly injured in
the back and probably internally injur
ed. The other man was out on the scalp
and chin and injured in the chest.
Latest reports from Dodge where they
were taken is that they are getting along
as well as could be expected.
Edgar, aged six, was recently sent tc
school for the first time, and upon nil
return home he asked, "Papa, wnt
taught Adam the alphabet?'
Some of the office building la the
large cities are constructed apparently
with the Idea that every poaalhto
square foot of space must be utilized
for renting purposes. The corridors
are narrow, the passageways to the
elevator shafts hard to find and the
stairways located in obscure corners.
There may be fire escapes, but they are
equally obscure, and a stranger would
not know where to look for them.
The occupants of a room on the sev
enth floor of a building of this Und,
devoted to the uses of n fire and life
Insurance companies' agent, were sur
prised one day by the sudden entrance
of a wild eyed man who seemed to be
laboring under strong excitement
"Say," gasped the Intruder, "will
some of you fellows please throw me
out of this building!"
"What for? asked one of the clerks.
"I've been trying for fifteen minutes
to find a way out of it, and I can't"
They did not throw him out, but
piloted him to the elevators, and he
succeeded at last in making his escapeExchange.
Nearly a School Scandal.
What might have been a terrible sen
sation, calling- for public Investigation
and much newspaperlety, was averted
by the visit of a shocked mamma to
one of our public primary schools. A
friend of the mother was calling at the
house ondasked the little daughter.
"How do you like your teacher?"
"Oh, my teacher Is nice," answered
Tot, "but she Is always asking us for a
"What?' cried the lady and the
mamma hi horrified tones, seeing con
tamination of tho morals of Totmnder
tho teachings of a modern bachelor of
the feminine gender.
"Yes, mamma. She says, 'Cigarette,
The next day mamma visited the
school. As she entered the class room
the teacher was calling first to one
child and then to another, "Sit erect
sit erect!" while Tot flashed a glance
of intelligence and "Didn't I tell you
so?' nt her mother. Wasp.
It Is a Wise Child.
An official of the immigration. bureau
at Ellis Island told a story of a wise
little Immigrant child.
"A little girl came over In the steer
age in search of her father, whose
name she gave us. We sent for the
man, and be came and looked at her.
'"I can't tell whether this is Mary
or not' said he. 'I haven't seen Mary
since she was a baby about three
months old. How can I tell, then,
whether this is Mary or not?
"It was a question we couldn't an
swer, so we looked from nun to the
child and from the child back to him,
"Finally, when wo were all at our
wits' end, he looked earnestly at. the
child and said plaintively, 'Auryour
"And the wise little child answered
quickly, 'Yes, you are.'
"And so we made her over to him."
New York Press.
"Hang on Tight."
When a smoking cwnvith thirty-five
passengers jumped the track, a rail-1
road engineer in the car, off duty, yell
ed to the passengers to "hang on
tight" and while the car turned over
no one was hurt
"Hang on tight" Is good advice In
most upsets. The man who hangs on
tight to himself when his temper Is
upset will get through without hurting
cither himself or others. The man
who "hangs on tight" to his earnings
ends with a competence. The man
who "hangs on tight? to bis place
when business upsets come generally
holds down his Job. The man who
"hongs on tight" when discouragement
or even disaster upsets others Is a
man to be hopeful about because bo
will keep right side up whatever else
turns over. Philadelphia Press.
Saved by a Dream.
"Hints conveyed by dreams are oc
casionally worth heeding." says the
London Chronicle. "The late Lord
Dufferin when in Paris dreamed that
he was In a hearse on the way to the
cemetery. A few days later, as be was
about to enter the elevator of a cer
tain hotel, he was startled to find that
the attendant was a double of the
driver of the hearse In his dream. He
thereupon promptly left the elevator
and walked upstairs. The car ascend
ed without him. but as it nested the
top something in the mechanism gave
way. and the passengers met their
death. Had they also, one wonders,
been forewarned in a dream?'
A Voracious Monster.
The most voracious of all marine
beasts of prey is the orca, or killer
whale. It reaches a length of twenty
five feet and its jaws bristle with
teeth from four to six inches long and
as sharp as a dirk knife. Its digestive
power is proportioned to the tremen
dous efficacy of its jaws. It seems also
to be on atrocious glutton, as -one spec
imen examined contained In its stom
ach thirteen porpoises and fourteen
Mrs. Peckem Henry, what punish
ment should be meted out to a man
who proposes to a woman and then
refuses to marry her? Peckem He
should be compelled to marry her.
Didn't Want Trouble.
The Playwright Honestly, ow.
what do you think of my new play?
The Critic Don't ask me. You're so
much bigger and stronger 'than I am.
The Itiand boys have rented the Aden
farm and Merl Clayburn has rented the
place now occupied by them.
Mr. and Mm. Ed Gates of Council
Bluffs arrived Monday for a visit with
relatives and friends in Monroe.
Lee Nunnally left for his home in
Tacoma, Wash., Tuesday evening after
spending several weeks with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, formerly of
Monroe, arrived Tuesday from Kansas
City, and are guests at the T. W. Hill
Miss Anna Klaus returned to her
home in Columbus Monday after an ex
tended visit with her sister, Mm Vestel
Mm. A. Griffin and son James accom
panied by Miss Ellen Dorr of West Hill
left Tuesday for Iowa where they will
Prof. J. R. Alcock arrived Wednesday
from his trip in the south, and will be
here for a short time, the guest of his
daughter. Mm, Dave MoWilliams.
Mr. and Mrs. Vestel Moore left Mon
day for near Aaheville, North Carolina,
called there by the serious illness of
Vestel's mother. They will make an
extended stayj as this is Vestel's old
home, and he has not been there for
By a vote of 4G to 12 Distriot No. 76
comprising Monroe and vicinity, voted
$2,0C0 bonds to build additional school
room. While there was some opposi
tion to the bond issue, it was conceded
that more room must be provided, and
the bond was earried. The board of
education held a meeting Thursday eve
ning and canvassed the vote, and also
took steps to get the plans for the build
ing under way. One problem that con
fronts the board is the question of ad
ditional room until the new building is
completed, and at present the proepeet
of securing this is not very good
From the Times.
Kev. F. R, Wedge, formerly of Moaroa
batfortaalaat few months eajrsged in
alum work in 8aa Fraacisoo, has aosept-
ed a call from the Presbyterian eauroa
of Genoa aad will arrive hereabout
September lat to bogie his pastorate.
Whea eggs were selling for 30 eeaU a
dozen in Nebraska there was a general
protest against the prioe by those who
had to buy. How woald yon like to
keep a family and a oarriage horse in
AiasKa waere me price or eggs is W a
dozen and hay coats from 160 to 9100 a
D. L. Roberts, who recently retaraed
from Colorado, reports that a proloaged
drouth has prevailed in that state this
summer. The enow in the moBataiaa
in March, melted early, and later, whea
the crops in the irrigated districts re
quired moisture, a auScient supply of
water was not available. In the dry
farming districts eropa are a failure, and
many of the farmers are trying to dispose
of their land.
A Norfolk railroad man. says the
Daily News, has a way of deriving the
best of sport in the fishing game. This
railroad man proposes to purchase about
a dozen gallon jugs, which will be well
corked and airtight To each handle be
will tie a baited hook and place them in
quiet waters. When the fish bites, the
jug turns around and the man, provided
with a boat makes bis way towards the
jug on whioh the fish has been busy.
The plan has been tried out by him aad
be assures friends that it not only pro
vides good and easy fishing, but often
gives an exciting time. Sometimes aa
extraordinarily large fish is caught, run
ning away faster than the fisherniaa oaa
propel a boat Often three or foar jugs
are tloating away at aapid pace simul
taneously, and it keeps the fisherman
busy catching them. The plan can be
satisfactorily worked with quart bottles,
Have your house wired
Heat fe Ptwt Ca.
The rleat tarty
"But why are you In mourning?
"Ob. for my sins.
"Gee! I didn't know you'd lost any!"
Some Wisdem Left.
"You didn't tell the barber you were
In a hurry."
"No. I didn't want him to know It"
Blessed Is the man who has found
his work. Lot him ask no other bless
edness. Thomas Carlyle.
Cheering Him Up.
New Boarder How's the fare here?
Old Boarder Well, we have chicken
"That's first rate. How is it served?
"In the shell."
kb cxeeUeat Beettioa. salary
or eoaaietfcM far CcilsaBae sad vi
cinity, mate . foray oeeaseHog
BOX 4SS. LlaeolB, Neb.
The Way ef It.
Knicker Life Is an Irony.
Bocker Yes. By the time you have
the money for a grand stand seat your
home team uo longer wins. New York
We make our fortunes; we call taem
LOCAL KEPKESKNTATIVE-Salary S100 to
$150 monthly. Extra comniUoioa sad office ex
penses. Representative mast have esJBcieat
cash to cany stock to supply the demand creat
ed by New Laws ami other conditions. Head
reference. Position permanent. Kapid ad
vancement to Rood niaa. Address Btorgia
Thayer. Sales Director, 400 National Bank Com
merce Hnildinfr, Minnaapoliit. Minn.
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Daily except Saadar.
Nee. I, S, 7 aad 8 am extra dm trains.
No. 4, 5, U aad U em loeal iieeeeacer.
No, t aad M are aeil tmias oaly.
BH e. 1. 1 1.
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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.
"The Safe Road"
Electric Block Signals
Dining Car Meals and Service
"Best in the World"
Low Homeseekers' Fares
First and Third Tuesday of Each Month Daring 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.