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In order to make room for new stock, we offer
the following Automobiles at very low prices
far less than cost. If you are going to buy a car,
better come and see these before buying. They
are remarkable bargains and will sell in a short
time, so act promptly.
4 Cylinder 30 H. P. Overland Touring Car, ttreen Color, 5 passenger, all
new tires, paint in good conition and runs as good an new. has a Speedo
meter, mud chains and extra tire. Costa as it .stands $1,495.
OUR SPECIAL PRICE $1,000
lleo 2 cylinder 5 passenger Touring Car, with top. Speedometer, etc, in
good running condition, all tires good. Cost new $1,150.
OUR SPECIAL PRICE $750
Reo 2 cylinder 24 H. P. 2 or 4 pasBenuer roadster, new paint and new
tire?, engine overhauled and in bent condition, color black with crew m run
ning 'gear, cost new $1,050.
OUR SPECIAL PRICE $600
Iteo runabout, has only been run a little, paint as good as new and the
car is not damaged $5.00 worth, lias windshield, extra tires and mnd
chains. Cost as it stands, with extra boek so it easily carries four, $595.
OUR SPECIAL PRICE $450
If you are interested in any. of these, come in and
look them over before they are gone. Remember all of
them are in good condition, as we sold them all new, but
have taken them in on other cars where the owner
wanted a larger car of a new model. Come and see them
or write immediately.
Columbus Automobile Co.
We have a few odds and ends left,
such as plates, cups, saucers, meat
plates, etc., also a stock of China and
Japanese goods, which will go at a
50 per cent Discount
in 50 and 100 piece sets at a very
Try and see us on these prices.
JOHANNES & KRUMLAND
Following is it hat of nnclmmed mnil
mutter remaining in the post ollice at
Columbus, Nebraska, for tho penoil end
ing August -f I'.llo:
j"Ltra BiitH .lwmA Column. En no no
F. Coon. Jack Davis, A. C. Eihel, Mr
LncrotiH Given, E. C. Henderson i,
Frank It Johnston, .1. W. Naely.
ChhIs H.J. Uniittie, Pat Curtis, .Miss
Em Davis, V. H. Finney. Mrs. H W.
Green. Mary E. Oagrui, Mis? W. Hainer,
E. C. Henderson '2, Jim Halloran, J. C
Kimble 2, Miks V. Meyer. F. W. Meyer.
Fred Miller :5. Leonard Miller, W. V.
O'dullivan, .lad.- UockeMler, Mihh
Hattie Sehnrse. .1. C. White.
Parties railing for any of the above
will pleaBe nay advertised.
Cam. Kkamek, l If.
BBRECX. ly CT B WmMi T1 RBUUUBf)
Everyone Should Turn Out
And See the Omaha Motor Club
When they arrive at Columbus
Friday, August 26th
At noon. They all stop at the GOTTBERG
GARAGE for gasoline. Columbus has been
tendered the honor to place a FORD cur in
this contest, to be driven by a Columbus
Ralph L. Drake, Columbus 23
Florence A. Ungel, Columbus 23
Lester W. Carson. Silver Creek 21
Mattie I'nmp. Silver Creek IS
Byron H. Bond, Silver Creek 22
Mary Frantsen. Silver Creek 22
Carl .Swnnben;, Columbm 27
Mary Uumgartner, Columbus 21
John II. Zipper, Osceola 2::
Balbirm Kotlar, Columbus IS
Fred W Brnggernian. Columbus 2fi
Mary J . Din eon, Platte Center i!4
Rrncst Bather, Clinton, la "fi
Mary F Chriatiio, Genoa 5
Unexpected Prizes That Have
Been Won by Bidders.
A GREAT BARGAIN IN EGGS.
Hew Two Specimens of the Great Auk
Species Were Bought For 99 and
Sold For 2,000 An Old Picture That
Had a Valuable Lining.
"Of course I hare met with a good
many Interesting experiences during
my career as an auctioneer," relates
Henry Stevens In a London magazine,
"but the most striking of them all oc
curred, I think, In connection with a
great auk's egg.
"Some years ago a young fellow rode
over to an obscure furniture sale at
the country village In the hope of se
curing a bargain to help in furnishing
a home in view of his Intended mar
riage. And a bargain he did get,
though not of the kind he originally
. "One of the lots put up for sale was
a basketful of shells, eggs and other
ornaments which had attracted the at
tention of an old lady who happened, to
be present Just as they were on the
point of being knocked down to her
the young man was struck by the ap
pearance of two large eggs In the bas
ket, and, thinking he might as well
have them as curiosities, he started to
bid, with the result that tho lot was
knocked down to him for $9.
"Upon examining the eggs it oc
curred to him that he might be able
to make a profit on their Bale. He ac
cordingly wrapped them up in a band-
kerchief and brought them to me.
"As soon as they had washed off the
grime which covered them I discovered
that they were eggs of no less a bird
than the great auk, and as a result of
their sale a few weeks later I handed
the astute young bargain hunter a
check for $2,000.
"At another sale which I conducted
there was an old picture so covered
with dirt and grime that it was almost
Impossible to see what it was like.
This was hung upon the wall in a
prominent position, but did not appar
ently find favor in the eyes of any of
the dealers who were present No re
serve price was placed upon this pic
ture, which had been put into the sale
by a local pawnbroker to whom it bail
been pledged and not redeemed.
"In spite of every effort on the part
of the auctioneer, it was eventually
knocked down to a young man who
had looked into the sale quite casually
In order to waste half an hour during
which he had to wait for a train. Tak
ing a great fancy to the frame, which
was of oak. blackened with age. he
hazarded a bid of $5, at which price
it was knocked down to him without
"As be did not want the picture, he
asked the auctioneer whether he would
mind trying to get a bid for it if he
cut it out of the frame, and, being an
swered In the affirmative, he took out
his knife and neatly cut through the
canvas all round the edge.
"Imagine the astonishment of him
self and all present when, hidden be
hind the canvas, he discovered Ave
bills for $100 cacli. Evidently the pic
ture had been used to conceal the sav
ings of some previous owner, who had
died without disclosing the secret and
whose hard won fortune thus came
into the hands of a total stranger.
"I should quote as very interesting
a sale at Rutland Gate, where there
were only the remains of the furni
ture, a firm having been allowed to
take what they chose to their rooms.
It was accordingly after the nature of
a rummage sale, but In one cupboard
which had been overlooked were what
the junior clerk described as three
silver cups. The auctioneer was sit
ting In his office when a gentleman
drove up in a hansom cab, anxious to
speak about these cups, for which he
offered no less than $1,500.
"The auctioneer was so much sur
prised that he thought his visitor must
have some reason for this high bid,
and he wisely determined not to take
the first offer he received. 'Ob, I don't
think they will take that,' he said, and
with this answer the gentleman had to
be content An expert was called on
to examine the so called cups, and he
discovered them to be in reality six
teenth century chalices, for which he
himself made an offer of $2,100. The
three cups were subsequently sold for
$5,7ri0. but it was only by the slightest
chance that they had not gone for a
"I shall never forget an incident
which occurred In connection with, the
sale of some valuable shells. The bid
ding for one large shell in particular
was much more brisk than I had an
ticipated, but the reason for this be
came apparent when at last it was
knocked down to a gentleman In a
very excited condition, who directly
It was handed to him flung it upon the
ground and trampled it to atoms, at
the same time shouting out in a loud
voice that now that one was destroyed
be possessed the only specimen in the
! They're All a Bluff.
Scene Railroad car on the New
York Central going up the Hudson
river, passing Yonkers.
First Traveler Say, have you heard
about the Palisades?
Second Traveler No. What about
First Traveler Why. they say
they're all a bluff. New York Herald.
The man who has not attained
elf government cannot safely lira
der tho law of liberty. Wagner.
Youngleigli-Which is the better way
to propose, orally or by letter? Cynl
cus By letter, certainly. There's a
chance that ycu might forget to mail
She Why does woman take a man's'
name when she marries him? He
Why does she take everything else he"
When death comes it is never our
tenderness that we repent of, but aur
THE OIL WELL SHOOTER.
Sometimes Hewn Into Eternity With
Hie Own Ammunition.
In certain of the petroleum produc
ing districts it becomes necessary some
times in opening an oil well sometimes
when the well has become clogged or
apparently exhausted to begin or re
new the flow by exploding nitroglyc
erin at the bottom of the well. This
explosive is employed because It Is ex
plodes readily by the dropping of a
weight upon it A man who carries
nitroglycerin from well to well for this
purpose Is known In the oil regions as
The shooter .has a wagon in which to
carry his explosive. A square box un
der the seat is carefully padded, and
when it has been solidly filled with
cans of nitroglycerin, which is a molasses-like
fluid, he fastens down the
cover and drives slowly away to the
well that he is to shoot Usually he
makes the trip very early In the morn
ing to avoid the customary travel and
so diminish the chance of danger.
For the most part the roads are bad,
and the wagon jolts along In a way to
make any one but an old shooter de
cidedly nervous. If It is dark there
Is great danger that a wheel may drop
Into a hole with force enough to deto
nate the explosive. Several wagons
bearing shooters and their loads nave
been blown up, but no one ever lived
to tell what sort of jar caused the ex
plosion. In such a case little Is ever found ex
cept the great hole in the ground which
the explosion has dug, with possibly a
wneei or tne wagon a quarter of a
mile away in one direction and another
In the opposite direction.
The shooter generally takes from
80 to 240 quarts of nitroglycerin In
his wagon. The smaller amount Is
quite enough if it should explode to
leave no trace of the driver of the
When the shooter reaches the well
which is to be treated long torpedo
tubes are placed within the casing of
the well, and the nitroglycerin is poured
carefully into them. The well may be
1,500 feet deep and is seldom less than
a thousand. When one of the tubes Is
filled it is lowered with the utmost
care to the bottom of the well. This
operation Is repeated until the shoot
er Is satisfied that the load is heavy
enough to accomplish the purpose.
When all is ready a bar of iron, known
as a "go-devil," is dropped into the
well. The Instant it leaves bis hand
the shooter takes to his heels, seeking
a place of safety.
Suddenly the earth trembles; there
Is a crash, followed by a snap; a muf
fled sound arises and becomes louder
and louder until a column of oil and
water shoots from 75 to 100 feet into
the air. The country for hundreds of
feet around is filled with clouds of
spray floating to leeward. When this
subsides the well is in operation and
the shooter receives his fee and. drives
away. Harper's Weekly.
The Dead Man's Hand.
Charms as cures for sickness were
common in England a century ago.
Lady Wake, who was born In 1800,
tells of a grewsome cure adopted for
tho removal of some birthmarks which
disfigured her face. Her mother was
persuaded that 'a dead man's hand
laid upon my cheek and hands would
effectually remove the marks," she
writes. "As a man could, not be killed
for the occasion, it was necessary to
wait till some one died. An okl man
at last did die in one of the nearest
cottages, and I was taken there In my
sleep. I remember afterward being
constantly stopped by the widow, who
always examined my cheek In order to
ascertain the state of her husband's
body, as the marks, she told my nurse,
would certainly fade nway.as he turn
ed Into dust Whatever the cause of
tho cure, the marks in time disap
peared." -It's the Cut"
An aged country rector who had an
old tailor as his clerk, returning from
his church one Sunday with the lat
ter, thus addressed him:
"Thomas, I cannot think how it is
that our church should be getting
thinner, for I am 6ure I preach as
well as ever I did and ought to have
far more experience than I had when
I first came among you."
"Indeed," replied Thomas. "Ill tell
you what; old parsons nowadays are
just like old tailors, for I'm sure I sew
as well as ever I did in my life, and
the cloth is the same, but if s the cut,
air. Ah, it's the new cut" Pearson's
Funerals In England.
At the time of Queen Victoria's fu
neral a writer In the Undertakers
Journal complained that, while royal
burals were still conducted in an im
pressive manner, a sad lack of cere
monial distinguished the funerals of
the nobility. "Item after Item has
been abandoned, idea after idea has
been dropied. each meaning a distinct
loss to our business. An undertaker
In the west end. referring to the re
cent death of a noble lord, confided to
me: 'Forty years ago 1 burled a mem
ber of that family, and the funeral bill
came to 1.250 ($0250). Ten years
later I burled another, when it came
to just over 700 (S300). Fifteen
years ago 1 burled a third, at a cost of
320 ($1.G00). but the bill for this one
did not reach 75 ($375).' "
Origin of a Famous Saying.
Euclid, who Is sometimes called the
father of mathematics, taught this
subject In the famous school at Alex
andria. Being asked one day by tho
king of Egypt (Ptolemy Soter) whether
he could not teach him the science In
a shorter way, Euclid answered In
words that have been memorable ever
since. -Sire, there Is no royal road t
learning." Not many scraps of conver
sation have lived, as this reply has. for
Tommy Pop. what Is luck?
Tommy's Pop Luck, my son. Is what
comes to a man who has the oppor
tunity of buying something for a mere
song, but who can't sing. Philadel
A Bird In the Hand.
A woman Is a person who would
rattier have her husband at home o
nights than in the Hall of Fame. Gal
A Contest Between Human and
SANDOW WAS THE VICTOR.
Stripped to the Waist, the Strena Man
Wrestled With the Enraged Animal,
Who Was Mittened and Muzzled, and
Thoroughly Subdued Him.
The story that Richard, later term
ed "Coeur de Lion," derived his name
from the feat of tearing a live lion's
heart out of its body is usually re
garded today as apochrypbaL At this
distance of time it 13 Impossible to
tell what was the truth. But if Rich
ard had the strength of Sandow and
strove'-with the lion under conditions
similar to those under which Sandow
wrestled with a menagerie lion In San
Francisco some years ago there may
be a basis of fact for the legend. In
the Strand Magazine Mr. Sandow told
of the event:
It was to be a struggle between
brute strength and human strength.
Merely in order to prevent the lion
from tearing me to pieces with his
claws, mittens were to be placed on
his feet and a muzzle over his head.
This Hon. I must tell you, was a par
ticularly fierce animal and only a
week before had enjoyed a dish that
was not on the menu his keeper.
Well, the engagement was accord
ingly made and "A Lion Fight with
Sandow" widely advertised. The an
nouncement, I am told, sent a thrill
through the cities for a hundred miles
round, and in order to be equipped for
a performance which would be found
to attract hundreds of thousands of
people I decided to rehearse my fight
with the lion beforehand.
1 had it in my mind that the effect
of mlttenlng and muzzling the beast
might be to put him off the fight by
frightening him, and, realizing how
foolish I should appear facing a lion
that would not fight. I was desirous
of making certain that this should not
be the case.
Accordingly the Hon was mittened
and muzzled, but only with the aid of
six strong men. and I entered the cage
unarmed and stripped to the waist
What happened was in direct opposi
tion to my expectations: bagging his
paws and Incasing bis head in a wire
cage only served to enrage the brute.
and no sooner had I stepped inside
than he crouched preparatory to
springing upon me.
His eyes ablaze with fury, he hurled
himself through the air, but missed,
for I bad stepped aside, and before he
had time to recover I caught him with
my left arm round the throat and
round the middle with my right, and,
although his weight was 530 pounds, I
lifted him as high as my shoulder, gave
him a huge hug to instill Into his mind
that he must respect me and tossed
him to the floor.
Roaring with rage, the beast rushed
fiercely toward me and raised his huge
paw to strike a heavy blow at my
head. As his paw cut through space
I felt the air fairly whistle and realized
not only my lucky escape, but the
Uon's weak point and my strong one.
If only he struck me once I knew it
would be my coup dc grace, and I took
particular care that he never should.
As I ducked my head to avoid the
blow I succeeded in getting a good
grip round the lion's body, with my
chest touching his and his feet over
my shoulders and hugged him with all
my strength. The more he scratched
and tore the harder I hugged him, and,
although his feet were protected by
mittens, his claws tore through my
tights and part of my skin. But I had
him as in a vise; his mighty efforts to
get away proved of no avail.
Before leaving the cage, however, I
was determined to try just one other
feat Moving away from the lion, I
stood with my back toward him, thus
openly inviting him to jump on me.
At once he sprang right on my back.
Throwing up my arms, I gripped his
head, then caught him firmly by the
neck and in one moment shot him
clean over my head, assisted by the
animal's own impetus, and launched
him before me like a sack of sawdust,
the action causing him to turn a com
While be lay there, dazed, the door
was unlocked, and I went out, my legs
and neck bleeding and with scratches
all over my body. But for these trifles
I cared nothing. I felt that I had con
quered that Hon and that I should have
Uttle difficulty In mastering it on the
next occasion in public.
So thoroughly was he tamed, how
ever, that the great fight lasted but
two minutes. When he would fight no
more I lifted him up and walked round
the arena with him on my shoulders,
he remaining as firm as a rock and as
quiet as an old sheep.
Mower of the Air.
There Is a plant in .Chile and a simi
lar one in Japan called the "flower of
the air." It is so called because It ap
pears to have no root and la never
fixed to the earth. It twines round a
dry tree or sterile rock. Each shoot
produces two or three flowers like a
lOy white, transparent and odorifer
ous. It Is capable of being transported
000 to 700 miles and vegetates as It
travels suspended on a twig.
Edward, aged six, was sent to a bar
ber shop to get his hair cut The bar
ber who was assigned to the Job had
"Would you like to have your hair
cut like mine?" asked the barber..
"No, sir," answered Edward. "Cut
It some other color, please." Chicago
As the fire truck came clanging along
the street car tracks Uncle Ben stood
at the corner and waved his hat
"Ding it!" be exclaimed when the
truck had passed. "That wouldn't stop
neither." Buffalo Express.
Happiness is a bird we pursue our
life long without catching it Yirey.
Never quit when failure stares yon la
the face. A little more energy often
changes a failure into a great
Pioneer Crude Oil Burner Company
Incorporated under the laws of Oklahoma Capital Stock $30,000.00
We are putting in burners every
day, and our patrons are more
-than pleased with them.
We are furnishing our patrons a
60 gallon oil tank at a nominal
cost so they can have a supply of
oil on hand.
A ROMANCE IN SIGHT.
Started by the Unmasking of the Pair
Not until boarding houses cease to ex
ist will all their romances be written.
Shabby romances, some of them are.
Uke that of the young woman who got
so tired of being called "poor thing"
because she received no invitations
and had to cat all her meals at the
boarding bouse table that she took to
eating alone once In awhile at a cheap
restaurant and then brazenly lying,
about the friends who bad invited
her to dinner.
There was a young man in that
bouse who never went anywhere ei
ther. The first night the girl stayed out
life's desolation nearly overpowered
him. "Even that poor little white
faced soul has made friends who want
her." be said. "Nobody wants me.
I'm no good on earth.
Then on rare occasions bis place at
the table was vacant "New friends?"
asked the landlady.
"Yes. lied the young man.
One night the man and the girl met
in a twenty-flve cent restaurant They
blushed: they fenced: they finally con
fessed. "We're a pair of frauds," said the
girl. "It's awful to think that tonight
when we go home we will have to
swear that we nave been dining with
"Well. said the young man. "ain't
we?1-New York Press.
SHE WAS AGGRESSIVE.
Lucky For the Little Man He Was Not
The lady In the offside corner of the
tramcar possessed a truculent air and
a discolored eye.
"Funny thing any one can't take a
penny ride without everybody glarln
at 'em." she remarked, fixing a small
gentleman wearing gray whiskers and
a somewhat rusty top hat with her
The small gentleman suddenly be
came Interested In a soap advertise
ment "If any one can't 'avo a black eye
without Tom. Dick and Harry askln
questions things are comln' to a pretty
pass." continued the lady.
Silence, allied with soap advertise
ment study, though eminently discreet
"You I'm a-talkln to." The lady
nrodded the small gentleman's knee
with her umbrella. "Bin settin' there
this Inst ten minutes, you ave. won
derin' if my 'usban gives it to me. If
It'll ease yer mind, 'e did. Is there
"Madam," the small gentleman com
menced, "had 1 been your husband"
"I should 'a got ofT at th cemetery
with a wreath Instead o goln ter the
'orsepltal with a visitor's ticket" snap
ped the lady, "and the wreath wouldn't
'a been expensive either." London
Alaska's Coast Region.
The coast region of Alaska has a
mild climate,' not colder than the
northern part of Puget sound or of
Scotland. The stand of trees is dense.
averaging for considerable areas 25,000
feet per acre. Sitka spruce forming
about 20 per cent of the stand and
western hemlock about 75 per cent
Although by far the most abundant
species, western hemlock does not pro
duce ns large individual trees as the
spruce or western red cedar, the for
mer occasionally showing a diameter
of six feet with a height of ISO feet
and the cedar diameters of from three
to four feet
'Ton seem to find your book
interesting. Miss Maidstone."
"Yes; it Is one of the most charming
stories I have ever read, and so true
to life. Every man In it is a villain
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Simple Rules For Treatment if You
Have the Nerve to Use Them.
Th treatment of a rattlesnake
wound resolves Itself Into the appli
cation or a few very simple rules. In
the first place, a person wounded by a
snake usually does the very thing he
should not do that is. goes tearing off
at top speed for the nearest human
habitation, thereby Increasing the cir
culation and disseminating the virus
through the system more rapidly. The
man should sit calmly down and bind
his handkerchief around the limb (If
it is si limb), break off a stout twig
and Insert beneath the handkerchief,
producing a rude tourniquet, and twist
until the circulation is effectually shut
With a sharp knife make an X in
cision over the wound, taking care
to penetrate deeper than the fangs
have done. If he has good teeth and
no canker in bis mouth, be may now
luck vigorously upon the wound. It
does no good to suck the original
wound. It is quite difficult to get any
virus back through an opening not
greater in caliber than a fine needle.
If all this Is done without delay the
chances are that the patient will suf
fer no greater Inconvenience from bis
experience. If he chances to have
bandy a stick of silver nitrate be can
cauterize the wound thoroughly. Fail
ing that, a brand from the Are will
serve. After a time he may release
bis tourniquet somewhat and permit
a portion of the retained blood to en
ter toe circulation. The system is ca
pable of taking care of a great deal of
poison If it is allowed to flow into the
blood gradually. Outing.
SET HIM THINKING.
Tho Reason Hie Wifo Gave For Dis
Just when Mrs. Ackroyd had finish d
packing her trunks and after William
Ackroyd had bought railway tickets
for her and their two daughters little
Bessie came down with a severe case
of whooping cough. The doctor posi
tively refused to let the child start ou
a long journey, and even if he had
thought It safe for the little one to
leave home he assured Mrs. Ackroyd
that she would not be permitted to
take the patient into a hotel anywhere.
-Isn't It a shame?" the distressed
lady walled. "Here we are with every
thing In our trunks, and my husband
has even bought our berths in the
"It is unfortunate, but I don't know
what you can do except sit down and
wait four or five days. It may be safe
then for you to start away."
When het husband got home that
evening Mrs Ackroyd was weeping.
"Don't take it so hard, dear," he said.
"It might be a good deal worse. Our
little one is likely to get along all
right The doctor says the case isn't
an unusually severe one, and when I
telephoned him this afternoon be said
he thought it might be safe for you to
start away by tho end of the week.'
"I know. He told me the same thing.
But I feel that we'll never go. I never
postponed anything yet that didn't
turn out sadly. 1 once postponed a
wedding, and the marriage never took
Ilalf an hour later William Ackroyd
was still sitting In a corner alone
thinking it over. Chicago Record-Herald.
Mrs. Qiiaekenboss Am yo daughtah
happily mar'd, Sistah Sagg?
Mrs. Sagg She sho is! Bless good
ness, she's done got a husband dat's
skecreri to death of her! Woman's
You can conquer your cares more
quickly If yon do net continually car
ry a long face.