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We are showing a very complete
line of MERCHANDISE, and
many articles that would make
handsome and useful Christmas
LADIES' KID AND FABRIC GLOVES,
LADIES' NECKWEAR, HAND BAGS,
KIMONOS, HAIR ORNAMENTS, FELT
SLIPPERS, HANDKERCHIEFS, SHOES,
DRESS SKIRTS, PETTICOATS. FUR
SCARFS AND MUFFS, CLOAKS, SUITS.
Men's Neckwear, Hosiery
Dress Shirts, Handker
chiefs, Mufflers, Suspen
ders, Shoes, Gloves and
Also a Complete line of Wool and Cotton
Blankets, Comforts, Carpets, Rugs and Art
J. H. GALLEY
505 Eleventh St.
Route No. 4.
George Seibler is shelling corn for
Chris Iliitner with his new shelter and
Last Friday morning the carrier wit
nessed a chase for a coyote on the Marry
place, now farmed by the McCombs.
The ooyote was in the wheat field, which
is surrounded by a Ave foot woven wire
fence, and when the boys got after
him on horseback, he wbb unabin to es
cape and was tin ally killed. lie made a
number of ineffectual attempts to jump
the fence, but it whs to high for him.
Route No. 3.
Mrs. Wm. Snyder in visiting her par
ents at Syracuse. Neb.
Born, on Saturday, December 3, to
Mr. and Mrs Kuper. a eon.
Mr. and Mra. Cornelius Kusant were
guests of Mr. aud Mrs. John Brunken
J. F. Uoedeken was looking over tome
farm land north of Gimioh, Inst week,
with a view of making a purchase.
Peter Coupons, who was up before the
board of insanity Monday of this week,
was discharged, as the board did not
consider the evidence sufficient to take
Following is a list of unclaimed mail
matter remaining in the post office at
Columbus, Nebraska, for the period end
ing December 21, 1910:
Letters Felson Burris, Robert Buck
ley, Dell Baley, Bert Eogleman, George
W.Pohl, T. J. Smith.
Cards Stephen Stanick (2). Charles
Smith, Mrs. Thomas Werner.
Parties calling for any of the above
will please say, "advertised."
Carl Eraher, P. M.
are made by Fonteik Bros. We sell
direct from the factory. With every
instrument we give a factory guarantee.
Also it Uses Up Gold.
"Did you ever notice how a ring is
like the marriage obligation?"
"No. How do you mean?"
"A ring Is more easily jmt on than
ft Is taken off." Boston Transcript.
A newspaper says of a recent oper
atic performance. "The ladies, the bar
itone and the bass were good, and so
were the tenor's Intentions!"
Every good deed performed is not
only a present pleasure, but a support'
for the future.
10c Candy Counter
Nothing Over 10c per Pound.
Special Prices to Church and Smnday Schools
Post Cards, lc each; 10c per dozen
THE VEILED PROPHET.
Ha Was the Most Noted Impostor of
the Middle Ages.
The celebrated "Veiled Prophet" of
history was a Moslem fanatic whose
real name was Haken Ibn Hasbein.
He was bom about the middle of the
eighth century and became the most
noted impostor of the middle ages.
He pretended that he was an embodi
ment of the spirit of the "living God"
and, being very proficient in jugglery
(which the ignorant mistook for the
power to work miracles), soon drew
an immense number of followers
around him. He always wore a gold
mask, claiming that he did so to pro
tect the mortals of this earth, who. he
said, could not look upon his face and
At last, after thousands had quitted
the city and even left the employ of
the Caliph al Mohdi to join the fanat
ical movement, an army was sent
against the "Veiled Prophet." forcing
him to flee for safety to the castle at
Keh, north of the Oxus. Finally,
when ultimate defeat was certain, the
prophet killed and burned his whole
family and then threw himself into
the flames, being entirely consumed,
except his hair, which was kept in a
museum at Bagdad until the time or
the crusades. He promised his faith
ful followers that he would reappear
to them in the future dressed in white
and riding a white horse. .
WANTEO HIS PAY.
The Husky Jamaican Didn't Car to
Work For Nothing.
An End teh naval officer tells of be
ing on a war vessel which took pro
visions to St. Kitts. one of the Brit
ish West India islands. A hurricane
had left many of the inhabitants in a
destitute or even starving condition.
Hungry crowds gathered at the wharf,
but refused to help unload the food
that was to be given to them unless
paid for their work.
A similar story sheds light on the
Jamaican negro. Some years ago a
hurricane devastated the Island, and a
large relief sum was raised, much of
It in England and the United States
The committee having charge of this
fund sent a wagon load of lumber to
a husky black man whose house bad
been scattered over the parish. He
and his family were living in a rude
Fhaek, made out of odds and ends.
"What's that fur? he asked of the
men who were unloading the material
in front of his patch of ground.
"That's for your new house," was
the reply. "It's from the relief fund
and won't cost you anything."
"Who's goln' to build mah house?"
"You are. if anybody does."
"Who's goin' to pay me fur mah
work?" Waynesboro Record.
"A GROTESQUE Bffifc "
Remarkable Assortment of Celera ef
the Brazilian Toucan.
The very peculiar looking Brazilian
bird, the toucan, has a body about as
bis as that of a good sized parrot, but
its beak Is very different and easily
its dominant feature, though this bird
is by no means lacking In bright and
striking colors. The toucan's beak is
half as long as its body, and it is broad
and thin and set on edge vertically,
shaped something like a blunted
scythe, with the slightly curving,
rounded edge on top and ending1 with
a hook point turned downward a re
markable beak in size and shape and
this beak is tinted with a remarkable
assortment of colors, purple and red
and green and yellow, while around
the beak at the head runs a line of
The eyes of the toucan are surround
ed by circles of a bright light blue, and
on Its breast, regularly outlined, is a
broad and deep expanse of bright yel
low in size and shape in proportion to
the bird about the same as the gener
ous expanse of shirt front shown by a
man iu evening dress with his waist
coat cut low and well rounded out at
the bottom, this show of yellow being
edged with a red line. The toucan's
body for the bulk of It Is black or a
very deep blue black, but around at
the base of the tail run two bands of
color, one red and one white.
It is not n song bird. It Is sold as a
pet, not for children, but to adults,
and It is more often fancied by men
than by women. It takes $25 to $50 to
buy a toucan. New York Sun.
ROD AND LINE WON.
Contest Between a Strong Swimmer
and an Exptrt Angler.
A novel contest took place some time
ago at the Endlnburgh corporation
baths between one of the strongest
swimmers in Scotland and a well
known angler. The contest occurred
In a pool eighty feet long and forty
The angler was furnished with an
eleven foot trolling rod and an un
dressed silk line. The line was fixed
to a girth belt, made expressly for the
purpose, by a swivel immediately be
tween the shoulders of the swimmer
at the point where he had the greatest
In the first trial the line snapped. In
the second the angler gave and played
without altogether slacking line, and
several porpoise dives were well han
dled. The swimmer then tried cross
swimming from corner to corner, but
ultimately was beaten, the match end
ing with a victory for the rod and
Another contest took place in which
the angler employed a very light trout
ing rod ten feet long and weighing
only sis and one-half ounces, the line
being the same as that used with the
trolling rod. The swimmer, whose aim
evidently was to smash the rod, pulled
and leaned into the water. He was
held steadily, however, and In about
five minutes was forced to give In.
The rod was again successful. At the
finish both competitors were almost
Want Thair Children Thieves.
The Kakba Khels. a tribe that In
habits the country of the Khyber pass,
in northern India, are thieves and con
sider thieving a most honorable occu
pation. A young woman of the Kakba
Khel will not look at a young man
who would like to become her husband
unless he is proGcient In the art. The
dearest wish of a mother is that her
little boy may become a cunning thief.
Every child Is consecrated, as It were,
at its birth to crime. A hole is made
in the wall similar to that made by a
burglar, and the mother passes the In
fant 'backward and forward through
the hole, singing In its ear: "Be a
thief! Be a thief I Be a thief!" They
are probably the only tribe in India
who glorify peculation and raise it to
the dignity of a regular calling. Chris
Jenny Lind as a Child.
Jenny Lind as a child of three years
was the lark of her parents' house. As
a girl of nine she attracted the atten
tion of all lovers of music and entered
the Stockholm conservatory as a pupil.
Her continuous studies at so tender an
age caused the sudden loss of her voice,
and for four full years she pursued
her theoretical and technical studies,
when suddenly the full sweet sounds
came back, to the delight, as every
one knows, of thousands for many
Mark Twain's Definitions.
It is toli of Mark Twain that during
a conversation with a young lady of
his acquaintance be had occasion to
mention the word drydock.
"What is a drydock. Mr. Clemens?"
"A thirsty physician." replied the hu
morist To Show It Off.
"The Cross of the Legion is a won
derful thing for health."
"There's nothing like it to encourage
long promenades in the park." Flle
Just the Opposite.
An Irishman at a fair gottpoked in
the eye with a stick and tookiproceed
lngs against the offender.
Said the magistrate. "Come, now,
you don't really believe he meant to
put your eye out"
"Faith, you're right this time," said
Pat, "for I believe he tried to put It
farther In." London Tit-Bits.
The Moral Stimulus of GoodtClethes,
Men grow -In self respect as they
wear good clothes. Their clothes earn
them the approval of their fellows.
In turn they are forced to grow to fill
the measure of good opinion, so that
forced forward by the clothes he
wears, men attain to their highest
capability. Sartorial Art Journal.
"Doesn't your husband like cats.
"No, Indeed. He hates all cats -except
a little kitty they have at his
club." Baltimore American.
A man without patience Jnn lamp
without oil. De Musset
Used In Metaafierlaal Seme They
Are Quite Cemmen.
Maritime expressions used, metaphor
ically are, in fact, very common. We
say a couple are "spliced,' a yomng
man Is the "mainstay" of his family,
an intruder "puts his oar in." a mam is
"hard up," sometimes "taken aback"
or has "the wind taken out of his
sails," a toper is "slewed." a loafer
"spins a yam," sometimes "tries the
other tack," and a ruler "steers the
ship of state" through troublesome
This last metaphor Is extremely an
cient, by the way. Horace refers to
Rome as a ship at sea, and Plutarch
says the Delphic oracle referred to
Athens in the same way. A Tamil
saying embodies a like metaphor. "The
soul is the ship, reason Is the helm,
the oars are the soul's thoughts, and
troth Is the port." An old collection
of English proverbs contains this one:
"The tongue Is the rudder of our ship."
A Malay maxim says, "The boat which
Is swamped at sea may.be balled out,
but the shipwreck of the affections Is
Aristophanes, Plautus and others use
an expression which comes down to
us as an English saw, "To row one
way and look another." An old Eng
lish proverb (014) was, "It is not good
to have an oar In every one's boat"
BURN YOUR BRIDGES.
All Ren-eat le Cut Off,
You Mutt Go Ahead.
Young men often make the mistake
when they start on an important un
dertaking of leaving open a way of
retreat If things go too hard, says Ori
son Swett Marden in Success Maga
zine. No one can call out his greatest
reserves, do the greatest thing pos
sible to him. while he knows that If
the battle gets too hot be has a line of
retreat still left open. Only when
there Is no hope of escape will an
army fight with that spirit of des
peration which gives no quarter.
Many a great general in his march
on the enemy has burned bis bridges
behind him. cut off bis only possible re
treat, for the bracing, encouraging ef
fect upon himself and bis army, be
cause he knew that men only call out
their greatest reserves of power when
all retreat Is cut off and when fight
ing desperately for that which they
count dearer than life.
We are so made that as long as
there Is a chance to retreat as long
as there are bridges behind us. we are
tempted to turn back when the great
"Will yon hold this fort?" asked
General Rosecrens of General Pierce
at Stone river. "I wflT try, generaj."
-Will you hold this fort:-" "I will die
In the attempt" "That won't do.
Look me in the eye, sir. and tell me
if you will hold this .position." "1
will!" said General Pierce, and be did.
But the Parting Waa Mere Strenueus
Than Jim Expected.
A man named Roynor when gold hunt
ing in Alaska bad as partner a vener
able prospector, who went about habit
ually with his boot legs stuffed full of
dynamite sticks. The old man had a
pleasantly casual way of filling the
stove oven with these sticks in order
that they might thaw out there. Some
times, too, be forgot them, which was
Imprudent to say the least Roynor
was not at all of a timorous disposi
tion, but the ancient prospector's reck
less carelessness troubled bis nerves.
He remonstrated with him repeatedly
and strenuously, but bis protest did
not seem to have the slightest effect
"Jim," be said finally when driven
to desperation, "If yon can't be more
careful with that dynamite we'll have
That night as he approached the
shack a terrific concussion rent the air
and knocked him insensible. When he
recovered consciousness be perceived
one of the aged prospector's legs lying
near. He stared at it a moment medi
tatively. "Well, Jim." be remarked at last
sadly. "I guess we've managed to sep
arate all right particularly you. Jim!"
A Picture ef Eternity.
The negro preacher Is noted for his
enthusiasm and his picturesque, almost
poetic, way of expressing things. In
"Life In Old Virginia" J. J. McDonald
tells about a colored minister who was
conducting a revival without much
success. At last however, he awak
ened his congregation by asking:
"Does yo know what eternity is?
Well, I tell yo.
"If one of dem I1T sparrows what
yo see round yo' garden bushes was
to dip his bill in de 'Lantic ocean an
take one bop a day an' bop 'cross de
country an put dat drop of water into
de 'Ciflc ocean an' den be bop back to
de 'Lantic ocean jes' one hop a day
an' If he keep dat hoppin' up twell de
'Lantic ocean wuz dry as a bone. It
wouldn't be break o' day iu eternity."
"Dar, now," said one of the breth
ren, "yo see for yo'sef how long eter
A Tribute to Woman.
When everything around a man stag
gers and wavers, when all seems dark
and dim in the far distance of the un
known future, when the world seems
but a picture or a fairy tale and the
universe a chimera, when the whole
structure of Ideas vanishes In smoke
and all certainties become enigmatical,
what is the only permanent thing
which may still be bis? The faithful
heart of a woman. There he may rest
his head; there be will renew his
strength for the battle of life. Increase
his faith In Providence and. if need
be, find strength to die In peace with
a benediction on his llpe-Henri Fred
eric Amlel. hz - -
"I know it's ridiculous for me to
powder my face so thickly," said the
dashing brunette, "bat my parents
named me Pearl, and Pve got to live
tsp tothe nan"aiorrnmne.
Happier Days. .
"My poor fellow, were yon always a
"No, mum. -Onct I wus known an n
man about town." Loukrine Carts.
ATE A WHOLE SHEEP.
One ef the Feats ef Niehelas Weeda
The following acconnt of a man
named Nicholas Wood, famed for hfai
gluttony, was written by John Taylor,
the "water poet" of the seventeenth
Nicholas Wood was a Kentish yeo
man. "Be it known to all men to
whom these presents shall come,"
writes John Taylor, "that I, John Tay
lor, waterman of St Savior's in South
ward will, with plain troth, bare and
threadbare, treat of the remarkable ac
tions of Nicholas Wood.
"He hath eaten a whole sheep at one
meal: pardon me! I think be left the
akin, the wool and bones; and present
ly after be hath swallowed three pecks
of damsons.1 Two loins of mutton and
one lorn of veal are but. three sprats
to him. Once at Sir William St. Ledg
er" house, so valiant and staunch of
teeth he showed himself, that be ate
as much as would suffice thirty men.
and afterwards he slept eight hours.
"One morning I sent for him to the
Inn to eat breakfast He had already
eaten one pottle of milk, one pottle of
pottage, and bread, butter, and cheese.
He gave me thanks and said that if be
had known any gentleman would have
Invited him to breakfast he would
have spared his meal at home. Never
theless' he would do me the courtesy
to show me some small cast of his of
fice. Whereupon I summoned the host
ess and commanded that all the vic
tuals in the bouse be laid before my
"The Inn was slenderly provided, but
six-penny loaves were mounted two
stories high like a rampart, three six
penny veal pies, one pound of sweet
butter, and a number of other dishes
were set out. all of which were quickly
brought to nothing."
RUBBER OYSTERS. -
They Brought Trade and Saved Their
Inventor From Failure.
"Rubber oysters laid the foundation
of my success." said a millionaire ho
"I had a small saloon in them days,
and things looked very black. They
looked. In fact, like bankruptcy. So
hi desperation I cut an old rubber
doormat Into oyster shaped pieces on
April 1 and fried them in egg and
breadcrumbs to a tasty brown.
"There was only one man in the bar
when I fetched In that dish of smok
ing robber oysters. His eyes glittered,
and he grabbed a fork. Jabbed it into
a big fellow and took a hungry bite.
"Seeing the surprised look that
spread over his face, I turned away to
hide a smile. He gave an awkward
laugh and said:
'"Them's fine oysters. I'll bring a
couple of the boys in to sample them.'
"Sore enough, he brought two
friends a half hour later. The friends
no sooner saw the appetizing rubber
oysters than, setting down their beer,
they each sunk their teeth in one.
"They, too, sent in friends for oys
ters. I fried up no less than three old
doormats and two overshoes that April
fool day. The whole town laughed,
and the papers printed funny stories
about my Joke. My Joint got real
"In short I was saved saved from
bankruptcy by robber oysters."
A Light en Mothers.
The late-William James, Harvard's
famous psychologist, would often illu
minate a misty subject with an appro
priate anecdote. Discussing mother
hood in a lecture on psychology. Pro
fessor James once said:
MA' teacher asked a boy this question
" 'Suppose that your mother baked
an apple pie and there were seven of
yon the parents and five children.
What part of the pie would -you get
for your portion?
" 'A sixth, ma'am the boy answered.
" 'But there are seven of you,' said
the teacher. 'Don't you know anything
" 'Yes, ma'am,' said the boy.. 'I know
all about fractions, but I know all
about mother too. Mother 'd say she
didn't want no pie.' "
It is related of the Rev. Matthew
Clark that in the audience was once
a young British military officer whose
scarlet uniform far outshone any rival
habiliments and so fixed the gaze of
the young damsels present that the
wearer, enjoying the Impression be
was making, not only stood through
the prayer with the rest but remained
standing after all others had sat
down until the pastor had proceeded
for some time with his sermon, and at
length, noticing a divided attention
and Its cause, the minister stopped,
laid aside his sermon and. addressing
his new hearer, said:
"Ye're a braw (brave) lad. Ye ha'e
a braw suit of clalthes. and we ha'e
a' seen them. Ye may alt doun."
The lieutenant dropped as If shot
From the "Autobiography of Horace
'Talk erbout yore easy marks," said
Uncle Silas Geehaw. who had been
passing a week In the city, "on robes
ain't In it with them air teown chaps."
"Did yew sell 'em enny gold bricks,
Silas?" queried old Daddy Squashneck.
"New, I didn't" answered Uncle Si
las, "bat I seed a feller peddUn' arti
ficial ice-bed th' sign right on his
wagon an' blamed ef th' chumps did
not boy it fer th real thing, by
Lata of Narva.
Farmer's Son My father sent me
oyer to borrow your none and cart
She Goodness! Why. be already
has all our tools, our axes, our hay
He I know. He Just wants the
horse and cart to bring: them back.
A Baser Motive.
"Yes, he played the last two acts
with n broken wrist"
"Not at alL He was afraid to glTe
his understudy a chance." Cleveland
or later the world comes
around to see the' truth and do the
Our goods are of the best
quality, second to none, and
will be sold only for cash.
Notice our prices in Groceries and
see what a dollar will buy.
18 pounds of Sugar for $1,00
5 lbs of First Class Coffee ..$1.00
12 Cans of Sweet Corn $1.00
12 Cans Peas $1.00
28 bars o! Lenox Soap $1 .00
Honey, per comb 15c
Cranberries, extra fine, per quart 12Jc
Dill Pickles, per gal 46c
Sour Pickles, per gal 35c
Sweet Pickles, per doz 10c
Home made Sauerkraut, per gal 30c
Sweet Cider, per gallon 30c
A fine line of
and Nuts ot all kinds.
First Class Western Apples
all sound 50c per peck. $1 90 per box.
50 Cigars for $1.00
A Bread Plate or Salad Dish flee
with 3 lbs ot Fine Coffee
Best Imported Fat Herring, per doz 50C
Come in and examine our stock of Dry
Goods. It is now complete and well selected
We have it for ladies, children and men
in single garments or umon suits.
A good line ol Cotton and Woolen Blan
kets from 48c to $3.50.
A fine selection ot Sofa Pillows and Jap
anese drawn work.
Have curtain and roller shades will be
sold at reduced prices.
In Hosiery we have the Armor Plate,
the best made. Try a pair.
Make a nice Christmas present, for 5c, 10c,
15c, 20c, 25c, and 50c.
The Silk Spun Head Scarf, something
new, for $1.00 and $1.25.
Gentlemen's Ties 25c, 35c, 50c
A fine line of Linen Scarfs, table linen,
from $1.25 to $3.50.
Stamped Pillow Tops
Snubbed the Composer.
Gustar Mabler bad a queer experi
ence in Munich one day for which bis
name was partly responsible. His
new symphony was being rehearsed,
and be took advantage of an hour's
intermission to get some fresh air.
"On returning to the building." says
a Munich paper, "he lost his way and
tried to reach the ball through a cor
ridor In which plasterers were at work.
'You cannot pass through here.' he was
told. 'But I am Mahler.' (Mahler is the
German for painter.) 'You look it.
was the unsympathetic reply of the
man who blocked bis way. 'We are not
ready for the painters yet. so run on.'
And the composer, realizing that argu
ment would be useless, plunged into
the labyrinth and finally reached his
Glory is, after all, the thing which
has the best chance of not being alto
gether vanity. Renan.
We extend To All
an invitation to come to our studio and examine the ar
tistic photographs that we are making so reasonably for
the Christmas giving.
A Finished Photograph
of yourself is something that all your friends would ap
preciate. Better engage a dozen or so right away as the
final rush just before Christmas often causes delays.
ELITE STUDIO, Saley'a Old Stand.
and Olive Streets
Camels In Arabia.
There art a two varieties of camels
in use in .rohl.-i. the dromedary and
the freight -niuel. The dhelul drome
daries ar cflflirnred for their easy rid
ing xalt aittl sKtl. A dhelul carries
about ::on imimris aud travels about
six milis a day. It can be purchased
for 100 to 150 Maria Theresa dollars
($42.50 to $03.75). A freight camel
carries about 500 pounds and travels
about two and a half miles an hour. It
costs 300 .Maria Theresa dollars ($127)
For th Serious Moment.
"I hear he refused to take chloroform
When he was operated on."
"Yes: he said he'd rather take It
when he paid bis bill."
He They're weighing the anchor.
She I don't blame them. The trades
people aren't to be trusted nowadays.
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