The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, September 28, 1910, Image 8

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In buying his Grst automobile a man
occasionally makes the mistake of Ret
ting a oar that is too small for his wants,
and after driving awhile he decides he
will get n larger enr, one with more
power and n larger body.
We have a customer who bought a
Brush roadster but Boon decided it was
too email for his requirements, bo we
sold him an Overland and took his car
in the deal, it has a top, Wind Shield,
Gas lieadlightB, Magnets, Tire and mud
chains which he bought extra.
The car cost $000, and the extras $110.
making a total of S710. We are going
to sell it for $190. It is a good car, in
the best of condition and will no doubt
be sold in n short time, so if you are in
terested in a small car and want to get a
remarkable bargain come in and see it
before it's gone.
Columbus Automobile Co.
P. S. Wo also have a small lien run
about that cost over $G00. 00 that cau be
bought for $475.
I will sell the same in lots
of 15 and 25 pounds at a big
reduction in price.
Come and give it a trial.
Dealer in Groceries and Dry Goods
TKe Car of Satisfactory
Service for Every Use
for Business, for Pleas
ure, in city and country.
Henry Ford, the manufacturer of this car, needs no
introduction. He has been the greatest factor in the de
velopment of the automobile industry, greater than any
other man in the world, and has always stood for all that
is best in automobile building for quality of materials,
for advanced ideas in practical designing, and for comon
sense, durable, efficient construction. This has been the
position of Mr. Ford for so many years that just the im
print Ford on a car has acquired a value equivalent to the
name sterling on silver. Each is a guaranty of genuine
Look at this car. The Ford model T Car is the
latest successful product of this successful manufacturer.
It is a five-passenger car. It is a comfortable car. From
the viewpoint of artistic design, it is a handsome car.
Best of all, it is a Ford. Fifteen thounand cars of this
Model sold prior to January 1st, 1910 proved its genuine
merit The car has made good on all the hills between
the Atlantic and the Pacifie it has won out in all the
sand from JMondrato Washington. It has thoroughly
demonstrated its worth over all sorts of conditions of
roads in all seasons of the year.
Get a demonstration. While you ride in it let the
car prove its goodness.
He Is a Cattle Thief and Even a
Human Being Thief.
Seizes Its Pray by the Threat and
1 Clings With Its Claws Until It
Breaks tha Spina of Its Victim ar
t Strangles It.
' Less in size, but even more ferocious,
the leopard has a worse character than
the tiger or lion. Living mainly in
trees and very nocturnal, this fierce
and dangerous beast is less often seen
than far rarer animals. It is widely,
spread over the world from the Cape
of Good Hope to the Atlas mountains
and from southern China to the Black
sea, where it is sometimes met with in
'the Caucasus.
Any one who has frequented the zoo
for any time must have noticed the
difference In size and color between
leopards from different parts of the
world. On some the ground color is
almost white, in others a clear nut
brown. Others are jet black.
Wherever they live leopards are cat
tie thieves, sheep thieves, dog thieves
.and human being thieves. Though not
formidable in appearance, they arc im
mensely strong, and it is not unusual
for them to turn man cater. Both in
India and in Africa they have been
known to set up in this line as delib
erately as any tiger. They have four
or five young at a birth. The cubs can
be kept tamo for some time and are
amusing pets, but it is extremely dan
gerous to have them about
In Hongkong an Englishman had a
tame leopard. It was brought Into the
dining room by a coolie to be exhibit
ed to the owner's guests. Excited by
the smell of food, the leopard refused
to go out when one of the women, who
did not like his looks, asked that it be
removed. The coolie took hold of its
collar and began to haul it out. It
seized him by the neck, bit it through
and in a minute the coolie was dying,
covered with blood, on the dining
room floor.
The Chinese leopard ranges as far
north as the Siberian tiger and, llko
the latter, seems to grow larger the
farther north it is found. The color
of these northern leopards is very pale,
the snots arc large and the fur is very
The natives of all countries are unan
imous in declaring that the leopard is
more dangerous than the lion or tiger.
They have no fear of the lion, provided
they arc not hunting for it, for It will
not attack unless provoked, but a
leopard is never to be trusted.
In Africa a number of natives were
firing the reeds along a stream. One of
them, a boy, being thirsty and hot;
stooped down to drink. lie was imme
diately seized by a leopard. The boy's
brother, with an admirable aim, burled
his spear at the leopard while the boy
was in his jaws. The point separated
the vertebrae of the neck, and the
leopard fell stone dead. But the boy
could not recover. The leopard's fangs
had torn open his chest and injured the
lungs. The latter were exposed to
view through the cavity of the ribs.
He died during the night.
Leopards are essentially tree living
and nocturnal animals. Sleeping in
trees or caves by day, they are seldom
disturbed. They do an incredible
amount of mischief among cattle,
calves, sheep and dogs, being especial
ly fond of killing and eating the latter.
They seize their prey by the throat
and cling with their claws until they
succeed in breaking the spine or in
strangling the victim. They have a
habit of feeding on putrid flesh. This
makes wounds inflicted by their teeth
or claws liable to blood poisoning.
Nothing in the way of prey comes
amiss to them, from a cow in the pas
ture to a fowl up at roost
In the great mountain ranges of cen
tral Asia the beautiful snow leopard is
found. It is a large creature, with
thick, woolly coat and a long tail like
a fur boa. The color is white, clouded
with beautiful gray, like that of an
Angora cat The edges of the cloud
ings and spots arc marked with black
or darker gray. The eyes arc very
large, bluish gray or smoke colored.
It lives on the wild sheep, ibex and
other mountain animals. In captivity
it is far the tamest and gentlest of the
large carnivora. not excepUng the pu
ma. Unlike the latter, it is a sleepy,
quiet animal, like a domestic.
The West African leopard skin is
more handsome than the Asiatic, the
spots being very distinct and clear, ne
and she they usually go in couples
arc fond of hunting cantonments and
around native towns, where 'they pick
up a goat and now and then a baby.
One night I was camped in a native
town and after I had retired the na
tives, as was their custom, were sitting
about a great fire asking my caravan
all sorts of questions, for the African
savage is the greatest gossip in the
world. Suddenly a child's cry rang
out, followed by a great clamor. Bush
ing out to discover the cause of alarm.
I was informed that a leopard had
stolen from the darkness iand quick as
a flash had grabbed a four-year-old
child aud made off withilt The child
was seated in the midst of the grown
men and women. The latter could
only lament their loss. They knew it
was useless to try to pursue the beast
into the dense bush.
The leopard is so boldithat even in
daylight he will wanderfabout a town
or a white man's premises. It is not
at all unusual to get a good shot at a
leopard from a bungalow veranda or
a mud hut door. PittsbnrgfDlspatch.
The Deduction.
"There's a proverb that fits
"What one fits me?'
"To whom God gives ofikre, he also
gives brains."
"But I have no office."
"Well, don't you see howfit fits?"
Cleveland Leader.
Mora to Coma.
Maud So Helen and Jack have
made up their quarrel. . have they?
Ethel Yes. but only temporarily.
They are going to be married soon.
Boston Transcript
NORTH Theatre
$20 worth of prizes
to be given away
One Coupon with each 10c
Change of program Tues
day, Thursday and Satur
Louia XIV. Covarad Ona Courtyard
With Silvar and Gold.
Many Interesting Instances of indi
vidual eccentricity or extravagance in
the selection of material for paving
Btreets and roads may be cited, it is
related that when Maximilian Eman
uel succeeded to the throne of Bavaria
he celebrated the event l-j causing one
of the roads leading to W palace to be
paved with plates of burnished cop
per. This, gleaming in the sunshine,
gave all the effect of the more precious
metal gold.
We are told also that Louis XIV.
paved one of the courts at Versailles
with squares of silver, each of which
had recorded upon it some triumph of
the French arms. In the center of
the court stood a large tablet of gold
in representation of the luxurious mon
arch's favorite emblem, the sun. Mem
oirs of the time of Louis make men
tion of a lodge erected to the love of
his youth, the fair Louise de la Val
Here. The approach was paved with
mirrors wherein was painted an alle
gory setting forth the undying devo
tion of the king to Louise.
An eccentric nobleman of Milan con
ceived the Idea of paving the court
yard of his palace with slabs of mar
ble, granite and other stone, each from
a different land. It is said that Eu
rope. America, Asia, Africa and Aus
tralia all contributed materials to
make up this quaint mosaic composed
of more than 1,000 pieces, every one
of which was suitably Inscribed with
the name of the country or state
whence it came. Harper's Weekly.
Humerous Hita That Have Halpad to
Enlivan Banquets.
A publisher once gave the follow
ing: "Woman, the fairest work iu all
creation. The edition is large, and no
man should be without a copy."
This Is fairly seconded by a youth
who, giving his distant sweetheart
said, "Delectable dear, so sweet that
honey would blush In her presence and
treacle stand appalled."
Further, in regard to the fair sex,
we have: "Woman she needs no eu
logy. She speaks for herself." "Wo
man, the bitter half of man."
In regard to matrimony some bach
elor once gave. "Marriage, the gate
through which the happy lover leaves
his enchanted ground and returns to
At the marriage of a deaf and dumb
couple some wit wished them "un
speakable bliss."
At a supper given to a writer of
comedies a wag said: "The writer's
very good health. May he live to be
as old as his jokes."
From a law critic: "The bench and
the bar. If it were not for the bar
there would be little use for the
A celebrated statesman while dining
with a duchess on her eightieth birth
day in proposing her health said:
"May you live, my lady duchess, un
til you begin to grow ugly."
"I thank you. sir," she said, "and
may you long continue your taste for
antiquities." London Tit-Bits.
George Washington's Sobriquets.
Washington was called by many so
briquets, ne was first of all "Father
of His Country." "Providence left him
childless that bis country might call
him father." Sigourney calls him "Pa
ter Patriae;" Chief Justice Marshall,
the "American Fabius." Lord Byron
In his "Ode to Napoleon" calls him
"the CInciiinuttis of the West." For
.having a new world on his shoulders
fee was called the "Atlas of America."
The English soldiery entiled him by the
sarcastic nickname of "Lovely Georgl
us." Red Jacket, the Seneca Indian
chief, called him the "Flower of the
Forest." The Italian poet Vittorio Al
fieri called him "Deliverer of Ameri
ca." His bitter opponents sarcastically
called him the "Stepfather of His
Country" during his presidency.
Once when I was a little boy 1 slept
out in a barn all night, and it was cold,
and I shivered and couldn't sleep. But
in the next yard there was a little dog.
and he was cold, too, and be shivered.
And I got him over in the bam. and
we lay down together, and he snuggled
up to me, and I snuggled up to him.
And pretty soon we were both warm,
and we both slept I had warmed him.
and be had warmed me. And so if a
fellow snuggles a little hope or a little
Joy or a little desire or a little beauty
close up against his ache, why, pretty
soon it has warmed him. and he has
warmed it He is stronger and better
and the whole world of hope or joy
or beauty or desire is stronger and bet
ter for it Larry Ho in St Paul Dis
patch. It Had an Effect
"DM that sarcastic letter you wrote
to the milkman requesting him to let
you attend to the job of watering the
milk now that Von have a new filter
in the kitchen faucet have any effect?"
"It did." said the lokester. "He de-
I livers the bottles now only "wo-thirds
full." New York Sun.
The Reading of Telegraph Mes
sages by Sound.
A Lack ef Tape Caused Atenze B. Car
nail te Attempt Ititeraratatimj tha
Merse Coda by Ear Tha Diacevery
That Abolished the Use ef the Tape.
Ezra Cornell is known in history as
the father of Cornell university, as
one of the men who helped to build
the first telegraph line and as an ar
dent organizer of telegraph systems in
the early days, being instrumental in
the formation of the now famous
Western Union Telegraph company.
His son, Alonzo B. Cornell, became
ultimately vice president of the West
ern Union and governor of New York
state high commercial and political
Yet he once confessed to me that he
felt he should be credited with the
additional honor of having made the
discovery that telegraph messages
could be read by ear, and be seemed
to take more pride in his part in bring?
ing this about than he did in any of
his other achievements.
'1 was trained as a telegraph opera
tor," said Mr. Cornell in telling me the
story. "I suppose I took to telegraphy
naturally because of my father's deep
and large interests in the then new
mode of communication. Anyway. I
learned the Morse key easily, and I
was. In fact very fond of telegraphing
from both the practical and the scien
tific standpoints.
"One afternoon, sometime in the ear
ly fifties, when I was stationed at Al
bany, N. Y.. there was an unusual in
rush of newspaper dispatches I was
in charge of the press key and in the
midst of the task of receiving them I
found to my consternation that I was
out of tape. Before taking my seat
before the key I bad neglected to re
plenish the tape reel.
"There was a bountiful supply of
tape in the cellar of the building, but
it was a long trip there there were
no elevators In those days and I knew
that to go there I would waste pre
cious time. And there were those anx
ious newspaper men hanging over my
"Suddenly, as 1 fished about mental
ly for the quickest way out of my
dilemma, this thought popped into my
head: 'You don't need any tape. Half
the time you don't look at It when the
dispatches are coming in before you
write them out You trust to your
ears to tell what the instrument says.
Why not do so now? Instantly I de
termined to see whether or not I could
take the dispatches by sound alone.
"I put my fingers on the key and
broke in on New York, whence the
dispatches were coming. 'Send rather
slowly and very distinctly,' I asked the
man at the other end of the wire. He
at once began to do so not without
some curiosity as to my reason, I
found out later.
"But I didn't think of that at the
time, for I was glowing all over with
the knowledge that I could write out
the dispatches and write them cor
rectly, for they made sense by simply
listening to the sounds that the key
"Thus I continued taking the dis
patches to the very end. Then the
New York operator called me. 'What
are you doing up there? he asked.
'Why did you want me to send slowly
and distinctly?'
"I answered that I had said goodby
to the telegraph tape forever and told
him of the discovery I had made. He
was immediately interested. 'Seed
me slowly and very distinctly fifteen
or twenty words, and I'll see whether
or not I can do the same thing,' he re
quested. "I did so, full of confidence, and a
little later there came to me this mes
sage: 'I've done it too. Some of the
other boys say they can. I predict
that within a month there won't be an
inch of tape used in the New York
"Years later," added Mr. Cornell, "I
was told that about the time that I
discovered for myself -a new and revo
lutionary method of receiving tele
graph messages the same method was
also discovered by an operator In the
main office in Pittsburg. I have no
doubt that this is true. Sooner or
later the discovery was bound to be
made not only in one. but several
offices. But I have always felt that I
was the first to make the discovery
and should be credited with it in tele
graphic history." Boston Globe.
Watering tha Horse.
It Is allowable when a horse Is hot
to let him have three or four swallows
of cool water, but no more. The few
swallows will help cool him. and an
other limited drink may be given every
few minutes for four or five times,
after which he may drink his fill with
out danger. In careless or inexpe
rienced bands, however, the only safe
way is to let the horse stand for half
an hour or more with no water until
he is fairly cooled off. Country Life
In America.
A Prince Edward Island Legend.
There is a delightful legend among
the people of Point Prim to the effect
that when the English attacked the
French fort at that place a chain ball
from one of the attacking vessels cut
the steeple from the old church located
on the very point. In falling it toppled
over the promontory and carried the
bell which it contained into the sea.
Dwellers along the ixInt affirm that
from time to time the sound of that
bell comes over the waters at eventide
and that its phantom tone is ever a
warning of a fierce storm or some im
minent Wanger to those who make
their living by the spoils of the ocean.
An Office Engagement
One of Washington's gilded young
men came rapidly down the steps of
his bouse half an hour after noon the
other day.
"What's the ruahv?" asked a friend.
"Ob, I've got to .hurry down to the
office or I won't gen there in time to go
out for lunch." i Saturday Evening
Sept. 28th to
6mi IHIterj Ummn Emy
Their Tapping Stands Far Courtship
and Not Far Warning.
Much mental anguish could have
been saved to past generations and
some not so very far past If iicople
had known that the mysterious tap
ping of the "death watch stood for
courtship and not death. A writer in
the Scientific American explains that
the various species of the beetle anobi
am and their bigger relatlies of the
genus xestoblum not only attack furni
ture, but so completely riddle tin
whole woodwork of old bouses by their
borinpt as to render the structures un
safe. Indeed, a beam that has been
Iteuanted by these Insects for a num
ber of years Is little better than an
outer shell containing a mass of wood
dust The xestoblum Is the common
deatbwatcb. while the anoblum also
Is In the habit of making a tapping
The nocturnal tappings of these in
sects, distinctly audible in a room
where there Is an otherwise complete
absence of noise, has for many centu
ries been regarded by the supersti
tious as a warning of the approach of
death. This uncanny interpretation of
a mysterious sound fs scarcely surpris
ing when It is remembered that only
in recent years have naturalists dis
covered its true cause.
The little beetle has been found in
some secluded spot, jerking its hard
head at regular intervals upon the sur
face of the wood beneath it So far
as can be told. Its rapplngs constitute
a kind of courtship ritual. Obviously
they have no connection with the lat
ter end of mankind.
Tha Great Meteerie Shewer That
Scared Folka In 1S33.
In Scharfs "Chronicles of Baltimore"
there Is a vivid description of the star
ry hailstorm, the fiery meteoric show
er, of 1833, and old files of newspapers
are made luminous at that date with
the Impressions of editors and contrib
utors. One writer said It was the
grandest and most charming sight ever
presented to the vision of man. Awak
ened from sleep, he sprang to the win
dow, thinking the house was on fire,
but when he looked out be beheld
stars, or fiery bodies, descending like
"torrents.'' The shed "In the adjoin
ing yard to my own," he wrote, "was
covered with stars, as I supposed, dur
ing the whole time.'' Professor Olm
stead of Yale college thought that the
exhibition was the finest display of
celestial fireworks that bad been wit
nessed since the creation of the world,
although be, too. while knowing Its
character, was sufficiently imbued
with the theological spirit of the time
to believe that It was a solemn portent
that carried a divine warning.
One editor whose comment upon this
phenomenon was probably more quoted
than any other be ever made said:
"We pronounce the raining fire which
we saw on Wednesday morning an
awful type, a forerunner, n merciful
sign, of that great and dreadful day
which the inhabitants of the earth will
witness when the sixth seal will be
opened. Many things occurring In the
earth tend to convince us that we are
now In the latter days."
Dreama of Genius.
An Interesting book might be written
on the subject of the dreams of genius.
Stevenson. maintained that much of lib
work was only partially original. Ills
collaborators were the brownies who
ran riot through his brain during the
hours of sleep. He Instances the case
of "Dr. Jefcyll and Mr. Hyde." "1 bad
long been trying to write a story on
this subject." he writes, "to And a
body, a vehicle for that strong sense
of man's double being which must at
times come in upon and overwhelm the
mind of every thinking creature. For
two days 1 went about racking my
brains for a plot of any sort, and on
the second night I dreamed the scene
at the window and a scene afterward
split in two. In which Hyde, pursued
for some crime, took the powder and
underwent the change In the presence
of bis pursuers. All the rest was
made awake and consciously, although
1 think I can trace in much of It the
I manner of my brownies." London
Oppertunitiee and Limitations.
. The world is full of opportunities.
The world has a place for all kinds of
people. If a man look no higher than
pickax or hod. but be Industrious, the
world can use him. The opportunities
for the mau who has spent the least
time in school, getting only the prac
tical studies, are better and higher
than come to him of the hod. but such
a man soon reaches bis limit He Is
on a short ladder. The one who has
iald the foundation of a broad general
'education as well as a technical one
has. given intelligence, Industry and
loyalty, practically no limit to his ca
rreer. K. U. Graduate Magazine.
A Curious Kelic.
A curious relic of Louis XVll. is the
"game of dominos" made of pieces of
the Bastille which were given to the
dauphin before be and his parents left
Versailles forever. It is said that
when the box containing it was
brought in the queen exclaimed to her
bedchamber woman, Mme. Campan.
"What a sinister plaything to give a I
child!" The sinister plaything Is with I
I outer revolutionary oojecui yrcsexvw i
In Paris.
Oct. Stfc, IMP
ty 17 1. & fcpltf Tmes.
A Pearl Diver's Rum by WMeh Ho
seaagajBBB aseeBi a asas erapaysB)BffePe
A successful diver mast posse at
great courage aad nerves of steel.
Such a man connected with a large
wrecking compaBy was visiting some
years ago the pearl fisheries in the
gulf of California, where sharks .
abounded. On one of his trips In quest
of the pearl oyster bo bad a narrow
escaiHr from a fearful death.
He-bad liecn Instructed never to stir
from the Ixittoni until he bad looked
up ami aruiuid. FortanatelyBe heeded
the advice. Harms; filled bis bag. he
glanced quickly about and caught sight
of a huge shovel nosed shark watch
ing him.
In an emergency men think fast
Near the diver was a urge rock. He
moved quickly to the other side of It
hoping to dodge the ferocJoaa moaster.
but the maneuver did not work. The
shark watched every movement chang
ing bis position by a slight motion of
his powerful tail.
Time was precious, and the diver
conceived the idea of blinding the
shark by stirring ap the mud. Under
cover of that be might escape. He
worked fr dear life and bad the wa
ter thkrk with mud In less than half a
Slipping around the rock again, he
rose to the surface, having barely
strength enough to reach the side of
the boat and was hauled on board
just as the voracious man eater made
a rush for him.
Remee Nat Taken lariaualy.
Juliet was only fifteen years old. but
she thought she was quite grown up.
One evening, says lira. It A. Pryor in
"My Day." she was receiving on the
moonlit veranda a young man caller.
He. too. it seemed, considered himself
grown up. The anxious youth was
moved to seize the propitious boar and
-declare himself. Juliet wished to an
swer correctly and dismiss aim with
out wounding blm.
She assured him mamma would nev
er consent
A voice from withla they were sit
ting beneath her mother's window
settled the matter:
"Accept the young man. Juliet If
you want' to. I've not the least ob
jection. And let blm run along home
now. Be sure to bolt the door when
you come in.
Evidently the mother had small re
spect for boy lovers and wished to go
to sleep.
Amiability Rules.
Don't natter yourself that friendship
authorizes you to say disagreeable
things to your intimates. On the con
trary, the nearer you come Into rela
tion with a erson the more necessary
do fact and courtesy become. Holmes.
She Ob. 1 have no doubt you love
me. but your love lacks the supreme
touch -unselfishness.
"What makes yon say that?"
"You admit it You want me for
yourself alone, you say."
The Utopia of today is the reality of
IrtasttM, Rlacsii a C. Otitic.
EVEN the most critical
college man cannot
but like our two button
models. They have an
elegance of tailoring and
smartness of style which
will force the attention of
anyone having any ideas
about clever style.
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