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-Let's Talk About-
Kood plumbing. 1 1 ifl just the time of the year when you should
inspect and make such oliHDges as are necessary to better the
sanitary condition of your plumbing. We are
and do our work quickly and inot satisfactorily. There is no
job too lare or too small for us to estimate upon, and if we do
estimate we are bound to save you money.
411-413 W 13th St.
From the Signai.
Mre. J. J. Glodowski returned Sunday
evening from tbe Columbus hospital,
where she bad been a patient for several
weeks. Mre. Glodowski reports her
health very much improved.
While seated at the dinner table last
Sunday Patrick Carey was stricken with
paralysis, his entire right side being
affected. Grave fears were entertained
for his recovery, especially owing to his
advanced age, he being somewhere in the
eightie's, but his condition is now re
ported as improving.
The pupils of Dist. t!8, in which Miss
Florence Dunn is teacher, are preparing
a program to be given Friday evening,
Dec ., in the school house. A cordial
invitation is extended to patrons and
friends. The ladies are requested to
bring boxes containing lunch for two.
After the entertainment these will be
auctioned, the purpose being to raise
money for a pchool organ.
rum tln .loiirii;il.
Anton Stangel hail the misfortune to
lose a part of the thumb and forefinger
on his left hand lat.t Friday evening by
the accidental discharge of a gun ho was
The Jacob Sornek home live miles
northwest of town, has been released
from quarantine. Mrs. Sorrick, who
was suffering with diphtheria, has re
covered and no other members of the
family have contracted the disease
A short time ago .Iob. Me.-tl complet
ed the building of an elevator with a
capacity of (",000 bushels, on his farm
in the Tabor neighborhood, in which he
will store the grain raised on lus'lliO-acre
farm. The lirst or the week- he installed
in the same, for the purpose of furnish
ing power for running the marhinery. a
fi-horse power gasoline engine. Mr.
Mestl has things so arranged that he can
drive into the elevator, dump his load of
grain and have it elevated to the desired
bin. He also has a power shelter, feed
grinder and fanning mill in tin- building.
FDIiLKK 1 ON
From the Nows-Innrniil.
At the hist meeting of the county com
missioners of Merrick county, in Novem
ber, the sum of $."00 was appropriated
for the erection of a monument on the
spot where stood that famous sentinel
of the plains, Lone Tree. This was one
of the historical spots in the early pion
eer days. This giant tree stood on the
north bank of the Platte river, close to
the old Oregon trail, and could be seen
for many miles, both up and down the
river. Under its friendly shade, the
emigrant trains halted for rest. After
tbe Union Pacific Railroad built through
this part of the country, the town now
Central City, was called Lone Tree.
Finally the old tree died and decayed
away, and the spot where it stood and
braved the storms of many seasons was
almost forgotten. The matter has been
taken up by tbe people of Merrick coun
ty, aud a very fitting and appropriate
stone is henceforth to mark the place
where this historical tree stood. On the
shaft will be simply the words: "Here
stood the old Lone Tree on the Oregon
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From tho Gazette.
Geo.Simms, now of Weyburn, Canada,
writes us that they have 8 inches of
snow there and good sleighing. lie also
sends his best regards to bis old friends
in Bellwood and vicinity.
Instead of throwing away potato peel
ings dry them and burn them in tbe
stove Those who burn soft coal will
find this a great help. The potato peel
ings burn with such a fury that they
carry tbe soot out of the chimney.
Mr. Alois Berger, whose illness was
announced in last week's Gazette, died
Friday evening last at about lip. m.
lie was born in Austria June 15, 1833.
He came to America 32 years ago. A
wife and sis children survive him, all of
whom visited him during his recent ill
ness. For about three years previous to
his death his health has been failing
him; but not until about the 2nd of tbe
present month did his relatives become
alarmed about him. Funeral was held
Monday morning in St. Peter's Catholic
church, conducted by Rev. H. J. Lutz,
the pastor. The attendance was very
large. Deceased was a man who was
loved by a large circle of neighbors and
From tlitt Wirlil.
We have heard of people seeing snakes
bull heads and such like in trees but
Ray Albert exceeded all other things
when he shot u rabbit in the topmost
branches or a cottonwood tree, some
sixty feet tall, last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wurdeman and
daughter left Wednesday for Rochester.
Minnesota, where Mr. Wurdeman will
consult the famous Mayo Brothers in re
gard to his appendix which has been
troubling him for some time. If deem
ed advisable Mr. Wurdeman will submit
to an operation.
The little three year old daughter of
Henry Reckendorf pulled a dish of boil
ing water over onto herself, Saturday,
and her face was so badly scalded that
the outer skin came off The peculiar
part of the accident lies in the fact that
the child did not utter aery. She was
alone in the kitchen when it occurred
and walked into another room with her
hands before her face. On meeting an
older sister the little one fainted and fell
into her sister's arms. At present she is
John Henry Henke died at his home in
West Point at four o'clock last Friday
afternoon and was buried in tbe ceme
tery near St. Paul's church, south of
town. Tuesday forenoon, Rev. Klotscbe
having charge of tbe latter services.
Tbe deceased was born in Oldenburg.
Germany, Juue 29, 18ft!. At tbe age of
five years be came to America and lived
for a few years in Wisconsin later com
ing to Nebraska and making this his
permanent home. In 1SS3 he was united
in marriage to Johanna Rosalina Grote
lueschen. To tbe union were born seven
children, four of whom have preceded
their father to the Great Beyond. The
aged mother, tbe wife, three brothers,
one sister and three children, Louise,
Bertha and Martha, survive. Tbe re
mains were brought here from West
Point. Monday evening, and the funeral
services were conducted in St Paul's
church the following morning.
From the Itopablican.
MiMM Maude and Heater Hill spent
Tuesday and Wednesday in Columbus,
gueete of Mies Grace Lnbker.
Mia. A. M. Work, who has Been at the
hospital in Omaha for tbe last three'
weeks, returned home last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Hughes and son
spent last week in Lincoln with Dewey's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hughes.
. L. VanAUen left for Neligh Tues
day to look after his land and get things
in shape for moving. He will farm one
of his brother Ed's farms.
Prof. John Englebart went to Grand
Island Friday for a short visit with home
folks. He was accompanied borne Satur
day by Rev. Phillip?, who has been con
ducting revival services at that place.
Preparations for tbe Christmas exer
cise to be held iu tbe town ball under
the auspices of the Presbyterian Sunday
school, are progressing nicely and the
drilling of tbe Brownies and other minor
details are almost complete. As stated
last week, the regulation tree will be
dispensed with and in its stead will be a
mill, with tbe Brownies. Tbe exercises
will be held Saturday evening, Decem
ber 24. which is Christmas eve.
Rev. F. R. Wedge will be in Monroe
this week, arriving Saturday and preach
ing in the Presbyterian church Sunday.
Rev. Wedge passed through Columbus
on his way to Omaha, and it is under
stood that he is to be married soon, but
as to tbe date be has not advised bis
Monroe friends. However, -they hope to
greet bis bride when be arrives here
Saturday, and it is expected that the
.wedding will take place in Omaha this
J. C. Reed and Miss Mae Miller, both
of Monroe, were married in Columbus
Wednesday evening at tbe Methodist
parsonage, tbe ceremony being perform
ed by Be v. C. W. Ray, pastor of the
Columbus Methodist church. They
were accompanied to Columbus by J. E.
Hart and Mies Alice Schram. After
tbe ceremony tbe bride and groom and
those present were served with a wed
ding dinner at tbe Oxford restaurant.
Mr. Reed is well known in Monroe, hav
ing been identified here in a business
way for a number of years, and the
bride, whose home is in Pierce, has been
teacher in tbe primary room of tbe Mon
roe schools for the last two years. Mr.
and Mrs. Reed will reside in Monroe for
the present, and it is understood that
Mre. Read will finish her years' work
in the schools.
From the Nonpareil.
Now it's smallpox. Central City has
had diphtheria, pneumonia, typhoid fev
er and a few other things and now it has
a case of smallpox. A son of Rev.
Anderson, the Free Methodist minister,
came down with the disease the first of
the week and tbe home has been quar
antined. Tbe young man is not in a
serious condition, but tbe disease is by
no means a pleasant experience. He
contracted it at Polk where he was work
ing. The action of the Union Pacific in set
ting the fences on its right-of-way out
one hundred feet on each side of tbe
track is the cause of considerable dissat
isfaction among the land owners affected.
A gang of fence builders has been at
work in the west end of the county for
several weeks, gradually working this
way. They reached the Minter farm
just west of town the latter part of last
week. As a protest against tbe action
of the company the wires of tbe new
fenceB were all cut for a distance of sev
eral hundred yards on the Bledins farm
about seven miles west of town. It is
not known who did the cutting. In tbe
opinion of attorneys who have looked
into the matter it will be impossible to
stop the company from getting their
fence out, as a recent decision of the
supreme court gives them the right to
do so. Tbe company was originally
given a 200 foot right-of-way through
this country and tbe courts have sus
tained their title to it. They have never
claimed all tbe ground and in nearly all
cases it has been farmed by the owner
of tbe land contiguous. In many cases
nothing was said in tbe deeds about tbe
claim of the company and tbe majority
of those now affected bought their land
without knowing that the railroad owned
one hundred feet on each side of tbe
track. On tbe railroad sections tbe
company frequently gave a deed to tbe
land up to within fifty feet of the track
and "it is thought that those holding
such deeds can establish their claim to
tbe ground involved.
From the News.
One of Albion's young married women
was seen this week coming down town
with a turkey foot carefully wrapped in
a piece of paper. Upon inquiry, she
told a friend what she had, and upon be
ing asked what she was going to do with
it said: "Ob, we had such a splendid
turkey for Thanksgiving, I am going to
try and match it for Christmas."
Elmer Oederlind. the ten year old son
of Alfred Cederlind, who lives in the
eastern part of this county near Newman
Grove, was killed last Thursday night
by having his neck broken. He was
riding a pony after tbe cattle and either
fell off or waa thrown off. striking in
such a way as to break his neck. The
funeral was held Sunday from the Mis
John Hoffman, who lives on Frank
Day's farm west of Boone, sustained a
bad cut in his arm that is liable to lay
him up for several days. He was get
ting ready to butcher and had his but
cher knife sharpened and had placed it
in bis pocket with tbe blade sticking up.
In some way while working around he
brought tbe arm down running the knife
into his arm. A physician was called
and it required seven stitches to close
mms l' fcia-
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Bradt(ec. Kincaid C. Clolhtt.
OVEN 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.
MI had a colored woman before
as n complaining witness," said a
criminal court judge. "She bad a man
held for trial by :i city magistrate on
the charge that he had attacked her
with a pair of scissors. 'lie mout near
gouge niah eye out. jedgc,' she said to
me. 'Jes' come at me lak a lion, he
did. u-roariu, sub. He poke me in de
face wlv dem scissors, jedge. not once,
but for four or five times. He jes
cut up my face lak it was n yabd of
ribbon, jrdge. The magistrate what
held him ;o dis lieah court says be
nevah did hear tell of no more dang'
"Well. I looked her over. She had
a wide, smooth, yellow ace that didn't
have u mark on it. I told her to re
peat her story, and she went all over
it again, telling how the man had
slashed her face with that pair of
"But, madam.' I said, 'there isn't a
mark on your face.'
".Marks:- said she indignantly.
'Marks! What I care for marks, lem
me ask you dat? I got witnesses, I
tell you.' "New York Cor. Cincinnati
She Had Courage.
A self possessed young woman who
knew no French strolled into one of
the larger downtown cafes. She spoke
to the waiter in that decisive tone
which distinguishes the initiated and
glanced over the French bill of fare
with the nonchalant air of a la
risienne. "I'll have," she began firmly as she
plunged iuto the sea of French dishes
"I'll havelet me see. Oh, yes, I'll
have some bisque tortoni, a sultana
roll, pommes de terre and a little of
that fromage. And, garcou, you might
as well bring nie a cup of coffee."
The waiter gasped. He started to
speak, but the young woman froze him
with one of those icy stares peculiar
to the thoroughly sophisticated.
And the order arrived two kinds of
ices, boiled potatoes and a piece of
cheese. But she ate it as if she bad
been used to that sort of diet all her
life. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Misguided Friend.
De Chappie If there's any one nui
sance I hate more than another it's a
fellow who Is always going around in
troducing people. There's Goodheart.
Bouttown What's he been doing?
De Chappie The idiot! The other
day he introduced me to a man I owed
money to. and I'd been owing it so
long he'd forgotten all about me. Now
111 have to pay up or be sued. Lon
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Daily except Snnday.
Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 8 nre extra fare trains.
No. 4. 5, 13 and 14 are local passenger.
No. 38 and 59 are local freights.
No. and 16 ate mail trains only.
No. It doe in Omaha 4:45 p. m.
No. 6 doe in Omaha 5:00 p. m.
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From tho San.
John Binder drove a bunch of 60 head
of last spring pigs to Richland last Tues
day to be shipped to market. They
weighed over 200 pounds each. Pretty
good weight for spring pigs.
A letter was received here by Mr.
Dunham telling of the death of Dr. J. 0.
Ballou at the Grand Island Soldiers
Home on last Friday. He was buried in
the Soldiers cemetery there on Saturday.
Dr. Ballou was one of the pioneers of
Colfax county and one of Schuyler's lirst
Six of tbe rural district teachers are
receiving SCO per month. That is get
ting the wages up to where at least a
decent living can be made. If more of
the rural districts would only add a few
cents to tbeir salary more efficient work
would be done in their school. Save a
penny and murder the mind of your
child poor reasoning.
Last Monday morning the children
attending school at Itogers waited long
for tbe arrival of their principal, but it
was like tbe lady waiting at the church
for her fiance, she couldn't come for her
husband wouldn't let her. Without
divulging tbeir secret to any one Miss
Ethel C. Dane, principal of the Itogers
school, and Frank llandall took tbe early
morning train at Rogers and went to
Omaha where they were married. After
tbe wedding it is reported they went to
Taloga, Oklahoma, where the groom will
operate his father's farm. It left tbe
school board in a rather perplexed situa
tion, but after some hustling around a
teacher was found in the person of Mrs.
Schlimer, a former principal of the
school, and things are again going along
From the Time.
John Williamson received notice from
Washington last Saturday that he bad
been appointed gardener at the Indian
school. The position was recently creat
ed, and pays $750 per year.
"I have always thought of Christmas
time when it has come around,'' wrote
Charles Dickens, "as a good time; a
kind, forgiving, charitable time; the on
ly time I know of in the long calendar of
the year when men and women seem by
one consent to open tbeir shut-up hearts
freely and think of people below them as
if they were fellow passengers to the
grave, and not another race of people
bound on other journeys."
The most popular man with the postal
department living on R. R. No. 1 out of
Monroe is Ous Tessendorf. When the
roads are blocked with snow. Qua gets
out his V shaped plow and clears tbe
road. In summer (Jus is equally as ac
tive in keeping the imblia highway in re
pair along bis land without making n
roar to the road supervisor every time
an hour's work id required to do n little
"patching." 'ua TrflinIorf8 aro very
scarce in Nebraska .
The appropriations now available for
new buildings at the Genoa Indian
School amouut to $11,000. The bill
whioh passed the house last Friday
contains an amendment offered by Re
presentative Latta appropriating S&VJlKl
for tbe erection of two boys' dormitories
and to this amount will he r.dded $5,000
for the erection of a superintendent's
cottage when the bill reaches th tenate.
If the appropriations now pending are
passed it will mean th expenditure of
$51,000 in new buildings at the Genoa
School within the next eihtoen months.
Getting Rich Quick.
A souse wandered into a downtown
barber shop and nfter bolnj: shaved
sat down in the bootblack's chair.
"IIow do you get paid? Wages':" hu
"Xo. sub," answered the bootblack;
"I work on a ncrcciitaue. Sixty null
Cl.Inl-oli,- n'oiitit vnr:V cniil fill! !
souse deliberatly. "Shiekshly p'cent."
"Fyou taken in hundred dollar!
you keep shickshtyV
"'Fyou take iu thousau you keea
"An' hundred thousau' you keep
"My, my," said the souse in puzzled
manner, "what're you goin t do with
so much moiiey':" New York Journal.
Warning the Colonel.
A raw recruit from a remote comer
of the Green Isle was engaged for the
first time iu a Celd maneuver iu Eng
land on outpost duty. The sergeant in
structed him to look out carefully for
the colonel coming to inspect the post.
After an hour he returned and asked
the soldier. "Has the eolouel been
Receiving an answer in the negative,
be went away, returning later on with
the same inquiry.
Awhile later the colonel appeared.
The recruit did not salute properly,
which iucensed the colonel, who as a
hint asked him:
"Do you know who I am?"
"Faith and I do not." answered the
"I am the colonel."
"Begorra. you will catch it then," said
the soldier. "The sergeant has been
asking twice for yez already !"
Quick Both Ways.
A Scotch laird once said to his serv
ant. John, who had complained of his
temper. "I am sure. John, it is nae
suner on than it's off."
"Aye." said John; "but laird. It's
nne suner off than it's on.'
Not at All Necessary.
"What was the cause of tbe quarrel
with your husband?"
"I want you to understand, judge,
that when we want to fight we don't
have to have a cause." New York
A sip is the most that mortals are
permitted from anv goblet of delight.
In Our New Store
We are now located in our new building, which
is at the old place, and are carrying
a larger stock of
FOR THE HOLIDAYS
We have many articles in Silver
ware, Jewelry and Watches, suitable
for Christmas Presents.
507 W. 1 1th St.
STAR GEM OF CEYLON.
The Asteria Brought Health and For
tune to Its Wearer.
Familiar to some of the ancient writ
ers and credited with supernatural
powers, the nsterla. or star ycm. was
highly valued for the benefits sup
posed to be conferred on the wearer.
Its bright six rayed star, ever cliang
ins and shifting with every play of
light :md especially sliootinir out its
flumes hi the direct suuiight. would
seem to be souietliin more than an
ordinary crystal, and to the supersti
tious mind it could readily be believed
to embody some tutelar spirit.
The particular virtue attributed to
this ein was the conferring upon Hie
wearer of "health and Kood fortune"
when worn as an amulet, and to those
fortunate tr be horn in the month nf
April, with which the stom was asso
ciated or represented, the wearer was
Insured from all evil.
The star stone is found principally
In Ceylon. Invariably in soli peculiar
to rubles and sapphires. Indeed, it is
composed of the same constituent "co
rundum." Its chatoyant, or star rays,
belnjr caused by the pressure of what
the natives call "silk." It Is found in
many different colors, from pale lilue.
pink and white to deep dark blue, ruby
and purple. The blue are termed sap
phire stars, the roil ruby stars. It Is
always cut en cabochon. the star divid
ing into six rays at the apex. It Is
next In hardness to tin? diamond.
Not Idle Curiosity.
Sirs. Wauterknowe I should like to
know. Sir. W.. why you are so cross
when I ask iiestious. Surely you
don't think I have idle curiosity?
"Great Scott, no Yours is the most
perniciously active, wide awake, sleep
less, energetic curiosity it was ever my
fate to encounter."
The latest rendering of the Burns
lines. "Oh. wad some power." etc.. is
given in a London evening paper thus:
Oh, wad some power the giftie gie us
to see some folk before they see us."
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Phones, Hell, Doug. 1828, and Ind. A3231
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equipped that ever to
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We invito all who desire choice
eteak, und the very best cuts of
nil other meatB to call at our
market on Eleventh street. We
also handle poultry and fish and
oysters in seapon.
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