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CHILDREN'S DAY AT GRAY'S
To please the little folks we give away Rree several hundred Doll's Silk Plaited Shirts, made by the manufacturers of Munsing Underwear. .
And to please the grown up folks we will make Special Prices on everything in our store intended especially for the children.
We want every little girl in Columbus to come here between 9 and 1 1 o'clock Saturday morning with her mother and bring her doll and
get a silk plaited shirt, and we want all the grown up folks to know that we are headquarters for all kinds of Children's supplies at prices that
SPECIAL OPENING SALE OF UNDERWEAR
We have the largest and best assorted stock of low, medium and high-priced Underwear ever displayed in the city, and intend to make prices that will sell the goods early in the season. If you want warm com
fortable satisfactory underwear that is reasonable in price it will pay you to investigate our stock. We have all kinds and can please the most fastidious and at prices that will suit every pocket book. Buy early while
our assortment of sizes is complete.
Sale Commences Saturday Morning
Childrens' cloaks made of Kersey cloth. Beavers and Pebble Cheviot, handsomely
made and finished, sizes 9 to 12, in colors, castor red, brown and blue, prices range
from S2.W to $8.59.
Made of flannels, flannelettes, ginghams and fancy plaid serges and galates.
Nicely tiimmcd with ribbons and braids, sizes 2 to 6 years. AH different styles from
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A PIGS SQUEAL
It Played a Momentous Part In Ameri
The war between this country and
England in 1S12 was caused by one
vote. and. stranger still, the small mar
gin came from a pig getting its bead
stuck in a rail fence. It was a Rhode
Island fence at that, but built much
like a Virginia worm fence.
They were having an election of
members of the legislature in Rhode
Island. One Federalist put oh going
to the election and left himself just
time enough to get there before the
polls closed. Just as he got on his
horse and started for town be heard a
pig squeal, lie looked around and
saw that, the pig had its "head jammed
into that old rail fence, and anybody
who knows anything about bogs
knows that the bogs would hare eaten
that pig up if it hadn't been rescued.
The farmer stopped long enough to
liberate the pig. and when be got to
the polls they were closed. De was
The result was that a Democratic
member of the legislature was elected
from that district by one rote, and he
would not have been elected if that
Federal bad got there on time. In
the legislature a Democratic United
States senator was elected by one vote,
and that Democratic legislator who
bad been elected by one vote voted
In the United States senate they
voted for the war of JS12 by one vote,
and that Rhode Island Democratic
senator who had been elected because
that pig was caught in the fence voted
for the war of 1812. Popular Maga
zine. To Tame Him.
"So you're going to introduce base
ball among the prisoners? 1 don't ap
prove. What will become of disci
"If a man gets too obstreperous" re
plied the warden confidently, "we'll
make him umpire." Philadelphia
Br4e fee, Kiaoii! & Co. Cletati,
CVEN 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.
Misses and Children's Hats
Children's trimmed felt hats, all colors, at $1.9.
Childrens stitched felt hats, 75c to $1.99.
Children's red cloth caps, 39c and 4c9.
Misses and children's school felt hats, special, at 59c each.
Children's trimmed felt hats, at 98c.
If you want your little girl to have a doll's silk shirt,
and be sure and have her bring her doll with her.
We exnect to see more little girls and more pritty dolls
in our Store Saturday morning than anyone in the town ever
N. B. Should any of the shirts be left over from the morn
ing distribution, they will be given in the afternoon.
The Ridiculous 'Hen Derby" Insti
tuted by Sir John Astley.
It is said that the crowning triumph
of Sir John Astley, that inventor of
absurd contests, whose forte it was to
arrange races between animals which
nature apparently had made most un
suitable for the purpose, was the in
stitution of the only races that ever
took place between chickens.
The story is that the idea came to
Sir John during a visit to n friend who
kept a large number of hens. lie no
ticed how rapidly the chickens used to
scurry to their mother when food was
thrown to her. This furnished the in
genious Sir John with a clever notion,
and at mess, be then being quartered
at Windsor, be accordingly unfolded
to his brother oflicers his plans for a
great chicken race.
He bought from a farmer a hen and
a brood of chickens. Each officer was
to choose a chicken and mark It with
a ribbon, so that he could easily recog
nize it. The chickens were to be placed
about fifty yards away from their
mother, and whichever of them readied
her first in answer to her cackle when
food was thrown to her was to be ad
judged the winner.
And so this ridiculous "hen, Derby"
came off in the barracks at Windsor
and was witnessed by nearly the whole
brigade of guards, who traveled down
from London especially to sec it.
The race was such a success that it
was arranged to repeat it the follow
ing week. It might possibly have be
come a regular institution and a rac
ing stable of chickens might have been
added to the attractions at Windsor
had not Sir John's chicken won on
each occasion with such case as to
cause suspicion in the minds of his
competitors. Indeed, it was found. It
is said, that in loth races Sir John had
selected a sturdy young cockerel who
was much too speedy for his sisters.
When victory was a certainty for one
particular competitor the contest, of
course, lost interest, and so the chicken
races at Windsor came to a sudden
end. New York Herald.
The Great Painter Achieved It by
Years of Self Sacrifice.
Turner could not bear to sell a fa
vorite painting. He was always mel
ancholy after such a transaction. "I
lost one of my children this week," he
would sadly exclaim. At a meeting at
Somerset House it was decided to pur
chase his two great pictures, the
"Rise" and the "Pall of Carthage," for
the National gallery. A Mr. Griffiths
was commissioned to offer 5.000 for
them. "A noble ofTer." said the paint
er, "a noble offer: but. no. I cannot
part with them. Impossible." Mr.
Griffiths, greatly disappointed, took his
leave. Turner ran after him. "Tell
those gentlemen." he said, "that the
nation will most likely have the pic
tures after all." Long before this
Turner had matured a purpose which
continued to be his dominant idea
while life lasted. Tins was to be
queath to ids country a Turner gal
lery of pictures and to amass 100.000
to build and endow an. asylum for de
cayed artists. It was for this great
object that lie denied himself all pleas
ures that cost money, all luxuries. His
resolve, once made, could not be shak
en. On one occasion he was offered
100,000 for the art treasures locked
up in the "den." "Give me the key
of the house. Mr. Turner." said a Liv
erpool merchant, "and here is the
money." "No. thank you." replied
Turner. "I have refused a better of
fer." And that was true. By his will
he bequeathed 140,000 to found an
asylum for poor artiste born in Eng
land and a magnificent art collection
to his country. This latter bequest
was, however, coupled with the con
dition that bis "Rise and Fall of
Carthage" should be hung In- the Na
tional gallery between Claude's "Sea
port" and "Mill." London Graphic.
Better Dad 'Than Editors.
Judge How do you earn your liv
ing? Prisoner By writing; your hon
or. Judge And what do you -write
for? Would yon minditellluir us? .Pris
onerNot at all. 1 write for money
romjboma Judge's Library.
Boys' extra heavy ribbed cotton Hose
15c per pair, 2 prs ior 25c
Children's all wool ribbed Hose, all sizes
per pair 25c
Misses' black and white fancy hose, new de
signs, at 35c to 50c per pair
THE OPIUM HABIT.
ts Effects as Described by Bill Nye In
I have always had a horror of opi
ates of all kinds. They are so seductive
and so still in their operations. They
steal through the blood like a wolf on
the trail and they seize on the heart
with their white fangs till it is still
Up the Laramie there is a cluster of
ranches at the base of the Medicine
Bow. near the north end of Sheep
mountain. Well, a young man whom
we will call Curtis lived at one of
these ranches years ago, and, though
a quiet, mlnd-your-own-buslness fel
low who had absolutely no enemies
among his companions, be had the
misfortune to incur the wrath of a
tramp sheepherder, who waylaid Cur
tis one afternoon and shot him dead
as he sat in his buggy. Curtis wasn't
A rancher came into town and tele
graphed to Curtis' father, and then
half a dozen citizens went out to helpl
capture the herder, who had fled to
They didn't get back till toward day
break, but they brought the herder
with them. I saw him in the gray of
the morning, lying in a coarse gray
blanket on the floor of the engine
house. He was dead.
I asked, as a reporter, how he came
to his death and they told me, I
"opium." The murderer had taken
poison when he found that escape was
I was present at the inquest so that
I could report the case. There was
very little testimony, but all the evl-,
dence seemed to point to the fact that
life was extinct, and a verdict of death
by his own hand was rendered.
It was the first opium work I had
ever seen, and It aroused my curiosity.
Death by opium, it seems, leaves a
dark ring around the neck. I did
not know this before. People who die
by opium also tie their hands together
before they die. Tills is one of the
eccentricities of opium poisoning that
! I have never seen laid down in the
books. I bequeath it to medical
science. Whenever I run up against a
new scientific discovery I just hand it
right over to the public without cost.
Ever since the above incident I have
been very apprehensive about people
who seem to be likely to form the
opium habit. t Is one of the most
deadly narcotics, especially in a new
Caught a Tartar.
Senator Theodore E. Burton of Ohio,
who is a bachelor and has never been
ensnared by the wiles of women, tells
a story of a young lady and a judge of
his acquaintance. The former was a
witness In the tatter's court The pros
ecuting attorney had repeatedly put to
her questions which she persistently
evaded under the plea that she did not
comprehend his meaning, whereupon
his honor undertook to bring out the
proper responses. Leaning over, he
said In a kindly and fatherly manner:
"Young woman, why Is it that you
insist In refusing to understand the
questions of counsel? You are a per
son of charm, grace, beauty and more
than average intelligence and'
"Thank you, your honor," Interrupt
ed the young woman, "if it were not
for the fnct. judge, that I am under
oath I would return the compliment."
The "Sting" of Death.
The sting of death physically is noth
ing; a man who has lost consciousness
in the water, a man who has been un
der an anaesthetic, a man stunned in
an accident these have been in effect
dead, and yet they know nothing of
death. In speaking of it the most
glaring contradictions pass quite nat-
urally for axioms. It is the "gentle
hand." but it is also the "grisly ter
ror." It is "beautiful" and "wonder
ful," but it Is also "terrible." London
"It's nil very well before a girl's
married for her to get a flower in her
hair." remarked the observer of events
and things, "but it's an entirely differ
ent matter If. after she's married, she
gets her hair in flour."
Columbus' Greatest Store
We give away a suit case,
now on display in A. M.
October 12, we give away
a Carving Set, now on dis
play at Boyd & Ragatz's
Change of program Tues
day, Thursday and Satur
day. Don't forget the Matinee,
Saturday at 2:30
THE PONY EXPRESS.
Fearless Riders and the Dangers and
Haidehips They Faced.
Perhaps toe most picturesque figure
on the old trail was the pony express
rider. The overland stage proved too
slow for mail and express in Its flight
from the Missouri and the Pacific
True, it had cut down the months of
the old ox team to twenty-five days,
and still there was a clamor that the
east and west be brought closer to
gether, and It was done. The iony
cut the time to ten days.
Those who were personally acquaint
ed with the famous pony express of
those days could never forget the "In
trepid rider who braved all peril, for
getful of self, intent only on the
speedy delivery of his precious mo
chila to the next hardy horseman,
nard and fast he rode over mountain
and plain, across scorching desert and
ley snow, through sunshine and rain,
'past friend, away from foe, to the
final achievement the safe delivery
of his charge.
Forty fearless horsemen In saddle
riding west, as many more riding east
and this novel hut useful enterprise
was In motion. For two years the
pony express carried messages of busi
ness and love across 2.000 miles of
western mountains and plains, over
a country peopled with a hostile race,
destitute of cultivation or develop
ment, through a region wild, desolate
and little known.
It was in 1JW) that the pony express
was established. The route, briefly
stated, was .due west from St. Joseph
to Fort Kearney, up the Platte to
Julesburg. thence, by Fort Laramie
and Fort Bridger. to Salt Lake City,
thence to Camp Floyd. Ruby valley,
the Humboldt, Carson City, Placer
vllle and Foisom, to Sacramento and
San Francisco by boat
The intention of the pony express
was to carry letters only and not more
than ten pounds at a trip. It was de
cided that the safest and easiest mode
of carrying the mail was to make four
pockets, one In each corner of the mo
chila. a covering made of heavy leath
er for the saddles and generally used
by the expert Mexican and Spanish
riders. The mocblla was transferred
from pony to pony and went through
from St. Joseph to San Francisco, the
pockets containing the mail being lock
ed -and opened only at military posts
en route and at Salt Lake City. These
precious letters were wrapped in oiled
silk to protect them, but even this pre
caution sometimes failed. Rivers bad
to be crossed; horse and rider swam
together. W. C Jenkins In National
In the commission of evil another is
but one witness against thee: thou art
a thousand against thyself. Another
thou mayest avoid thyself thou canst
It la better to suffer wrong than to
do It. and happier to be sometimes
cheated than not to trust. Johnson.
A Spanish Woman Answers the Ques
tion, -Why Do You Wear Itr
The writer once asked of a well
known lady of the Spanish aristocracy
who was seated In the box of the pres
ident of a corrida iu Madrid. -Why do
you wear a mantilla ? and the fair
duchess replied: "Because we all wear
a mantilla at a bullfight or at any
truly Spanish function. It Is the prop
er thing to do. and we do It."
A ilttlc later as 1 strolled among a
group of aficionados I ventured to ask
a woman of the people over whose
head and shoulders was also thrown a
mantilla why all Spanish women, to
whatever class tbey belonged, wore
this national headgear. If it may be
This woman was sitting In the open
air. and I was thinking that a large
straw hat would have protected her
better from the burning rays of the
sun and been quite as picturesque.
She replied in that droning, warm tone
so typical of the Spanish: "Well, I hap
pened to have often thought of this.
j and I think the reason why we all
wear the mantilla is because we Spanish-
women are most careful about our
hair. We think the chief charms of a
woman are her eyes and her hair.
And. as you may see. we all have
splendid, thick, lustrous hair, and we
are supposed to have, many of us. fas
cinating eyes. Now. why should we
hide our elaborately arranged hair un
der a hat and conceal our eyes In the
shade cast by the brim of a bat?
No doubt this woman was right. Pa
risian elegance to the Spanish women
of the upper classes may have its at
tractions, but they, as their less fortu
nate compatriots, all agree that beau
tiful hair and expressive eyes are more
Important. And both of these
may be cultivated. London Mail.
THE FIRST WINDMILLS.
Could Work Only When the Wind
Blew From a Certain Point.
Windmills are said to have been In
troduced into England by the Knights
of St. John, who observed them In use
among the Saracens In the Crusades,
but how long they had been In ex
istence before this It is not possible to
ascertain. A water mill was built In
Bohemia In the year 718. for an old
chronicler mentions It. going on to say
that "before that time all the mills in
Bohemia were windmills set upon the
summit of bills."
For hundreds of years windmills
were among the most Important ad
juncts of industry, yet tbey hardly
changed from the rude aud primitive
design of earliest days. They were
fixed iu one iwsitlon. and so could only
be worked when the wind blew from
a certain quarter, while the four sails
boasted no slats or checking apparatus
of any kind, which must have been
most inconvenient at times.
The first idea of armuglng a mill so
that It could he wnrk-d "whene'er the
wind did blow" was that of tethering
an ordinary mill in the middle of a
pond by means of ropes. When the
wind shifted the ropes were loosed
and the mill dragged around until the
sails were caught by the wind, and It
was then again tethered as before.
Later ou a great Hle. which was
worked on the principle of a turntable,
was affixed to the mill. Not until 1500
did Holland, the land of windmills.
Introduce a movable dome carrying
the sail axle. The dome ran on rollers
and was shifted around by means of
the pole mentioned above. These an
cient mills were often of massive build,
being made of brick or stone, and later
entirely of wood. London Globe.
The Helmet That Fell.
Roquelaure. the deformed Jester of
Louis XIV.. contrived to get out of
many a scrape by his ready wit. One
day he went to the king to ask his par
don for having struck off the helmet of
one of his sentinels who had failed to
give him the military salute. Louis,
who knew bis man. wondered that
Roquelaure should crave bis pardon
for so venial an offense and said to
him, "This Is a serious matter. Roque
laure, but I will pardon you this time.
It afterward turned out that the sol
dier's bead was In the helmet and fell
with It to the ground. Argonaut
Childrens' Underwear ;
Childrens' fleece-lined Munsing combination suits, in nice
shades of gray and ami, all sizes, at 50c.
Ladies' Vests and Pants
Fine ribbed vests and pants, 50c to 75c each.
Ladies' natural wool Munsing vests and pants, all sizes, from
$1.00 to $1.50 each.
Ladies' Combination Suits
Ladies' wool ribbed Munsing combination suits, $2.00 and
Ladies' fine all wool ribbed combination suits, at $3.00 each.
Munsing heavy fleeced Egyptian cotton Union suits, half
open or buttoned across the chest, at $1.00.
Munsing fine natural wool plated Union suits, half open or
all open front, also buttoned across the chest, $2.00
quality at $1.50.
Grew Tee Tall.
"I recall a case of genuine bone
headedness. mixed with enthusiasm,
that cost a- great many people a bunch
of money." said an oil operator. "It
was during the time when a big strike
meant a drop in the price of oil. The
foreman of a drill crew had been in
structed by the employers to use a
code In the event of oil being found.
If It was a big flow he was to wire.
'Pine trees grow tail.' If. on the other
hand, the flow was small, 'Pine trees
grow small was to be the code mes
sage. The drill struck a gusher, and
the following message was sent by the
Ivory topped individual: 'Pine trees
grow tall as hell, and she is flowing
all over the derrick!' Of course there
were a number of men about the ex
change who could understand teleg
raphy, and the consequence was that
the price of oil dropped about $2 a
barrel In a few minutes." Louisville
Intoxicated by Tebacee.
Giving evidence against a man on a
charge of disorderly conduct at Bow
street police court, a constable said
that the accused behaved la a very
violent and disorderly manner In Lei
cester square on Tuesday evening. He
quarreled with a cabman, and eventu
ally the witness took him Into cus
tody, believing him to be drunk. At
the lwlice station the prisoner denied
that he had been drinking, and the
doctor who examined him reported
that be had chewed tobacco to such an
extent that it had had the same effect
upon him as alcohol. Pall Mall Ca
zctte. Very Thorough.
New York's collector of customs
was talking about smuggling.
"Smuggling must cease." be said.
"We'll make it cease, if we have to be
as strict and thorough as the French
customs officer. This strict officer,
standing on the pier, frowned on a
tourist with a swollen cheek.
"What have you got there?" he said,
pointing to the swelling.
" An abscess, sir,' was the reply.
" 'Well. said the officer Impatiently,
'open it. please.'" Washington Star.
Now then, since the climate is Good, soil
productive, crops remunerative, rainfall
abundant, water pure and land values
certain to raise, why not buy now.? You
have thought many times that you
would go out and buy as soon as you
could get away, but you have put it off
time and again until you have practi
cally forgotten about it.
Did you ever stop to think thai the sua who ACTS
QUICKLY gets his profit from fellows who WAIT A
WHILE? We have made scores of sales to men this
year whom we asked last year to come out and buv for
far less money. We will make scores of sales this com
ing year to men who would come bow and buy for far
less money than they will pay when they do come,
simply because NOW is the Time to BUY.
KARR SL NEWLON
Exclusive Columbus agents for the choice districts of
Cheyenne county farm lands. Excursions every
week. Fare refunded to buyers.
Thurston Hotel Building, Columbus, Neb.
The First Universities.
To fix pnt-isely the date of the rise
of the 11 rM uulverslties Is Impossible
for the reasou that tbey were not
founded, but grew. Tbey were started
by a few able men who bad something
they wished to teach and yoaths
wished to learn. Gradually the free,
voluntary renter of learning became
the organized affair we know as the
anlverslty. Among the earliest of
these centers of learning were Saler
no. Naples and Bologna. Italy being
the first laud to experience the literary
revival. We may say that Salerno
university was fairly established by
the year 10UO. the University of Bo
logna by 1100 and the University of
Naples by the year 1200. The Uni
versity of Paris, which owes its ex
istence to the genlas of Abelard. was
founded about the same time. New
The hippocratlc face Is a condition
f the human face produced by death,
long illness, excessive hunger and the
like. The nose is pinched, the temples
hollow, the eyes sunken, the ears cold
and retracted, the skin of the forehead
dry. the complexion livid and the lips
relaxed with cold. This appearance is
so named from having beea accurately
described by Hippocrates, the father
of medicine. New York American.
One Thing Uaerahan.
Standing over the shattered remains
of their last Dresden cktaa statuette,
the exasperated mistress said to the
"Is there anything you haven't
broken since you have been with me?'
"Yes. mum." replied the servant. "I
have yet to break me record for de
structlveness." Baltimore American."
A Cattish Suffeetieit.
Ethel My poor head aches fright
fully. Claire Why don't you take
your hair off and rest it my dear?
"The poorest way to face life is to
face it jctth a sneer." Theodore Roose
velt. no Time