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Happy New Year
We wish You a HAPPY and
PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR and
will continue to serve You
as well in the future
as in the past
J. H. GALLEY
505 Eleventh St.
Ths Craze That Raged In Holland In
the Last Century.
Daring the tulip craze in Holland in
the lost century in one year the sales
aggregated 10.000,000 florins. Holland
went tulip mad. The bulbs were quot
ed on the Stock Exchange. Ownership
in them was divided into shares. Spec
ulators sold them short. At one time
more tulips were sold than existed. At
Lille a brewer sold his trade and good
will in exchange for a bulb, which was
thereafter known as the Brewery tu
lip. In Amsterdam a father gave one
by way of dower with his rhild. There
after the variety was known as the
Marriage of My Daughter. At Rotter
dam a hungry sailor, happening on a
few. mistook them for onions and ate
them. The repast became as famous
as Cleopatra's pearls and probably ex
ceeded it in cost At The Hague a
' poor fellow managed to raise a black
tulip. The rumor of that vegetable
marvel spread. Presently he was v te
sted by a deputation from a syndk-ate.
For that ewe lamb of his the deputa
tion offered 1.000 florins, which he re
fused. He was offered 10.000 florins.
Still he refused. Cascades of "
were poured before his resisting '.
Finally, tormented and tempted, he j
succumbed. There and then the depu-
tation trampled that tulip under i!"ir "
feet. Afterward it appeared that th- '
syndicate had already grown a tre-n i
precisely similar and. unable to he.iri
the Idea that a rival existed, had an- '
thorlzed the deputation if needful to j
offer ten times the amount which it
PICKED AN ODD NAME.
An Author's Long Search and a Sub
When Albion W. Tonuw wrote "A
Fool's Errand" he uatM-d one of his 1
leading characters Ther.in l'anh e. An
early copy of the book fell int th
hands of the Ilev. Luther P.mlee. ::;
Episcopal clergyman of Chicago, wh.i.-e
father was named Thereon Pardee
The name is such an unusual combina
tion that in amazement the rector
showed the book to his father, and
they were both puzzled by the coinci
dence. They decided to write Judge
Tourgee and ask him what had led him
to use the name. He replied, in equal
amazement, that he had not supposed
there was such a man living as a Tlie
ron Pardee. Then be stated that he
had a prolonged search for a suitable
name for the character of his story
one that would express,, just what he
imagined this character to be. In the
coarse of the hunt an old copy of the
curriculum of Union college had fallen
into his hands. It was dated 1S25. or
something as far back, and among the
names of the students was one Thereon
Pardee. The judge said it had im
pressed him as being one of the rich
est, most solid and most satisfying
names he ever had heard, so he decid
ed to adopt it for bis character. The
curriculum was so old that he had no
hesitation in using the name, and he
was astonished to learn that the right
ful owner of it was living. His expla
nation was accepted and the resulting
acquaintance was pleasing all around.
New York Press.
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ELLIS G. BROWN
In Whistler's Butterfly Could Be Found
the Monogram J. W.
The mystic emblem or device of a
sort of Whistlerized butterfly was
adopted in the sixties by the eccentric
genius James Abbott Whistler, who
changed his name later to James Mc
Close study will reveal that this pe
culiar scroll is really a monogram of
J. W. The earliest of the etchings to
hear the butterfly is "Chelsea Wharf"
(1SG3), but many paintings and etch
ings after that date are signed "VhN
tier." Artists have sometimes signed thrlr
pictures in some distinct form i:iMe::d
of their names. It generally was done
when the name might suggest u:e
emblem or symbol.
Thus Ilieronymus Ok-I; demarkei
two fighting cocks on his p.-;nH: Mar
otto Alberliuelli siirn.'d a cni. vr'.i't
tw. interlaced rings. refrriiu to the
uaccid tal dr.ties to whl.-h at one ti::se
of his life he ilexoted himself: Martin
Hi-ui. a wh-vl. Piler de i:na. a ii:
with a diamond: Cii.vatmi lo.-sI. a
bone: Del Mar.o Martinet, a hammer:
Lionello Spada. a sword
Somelinus caprice dictated the selec
tion, as when .lacojtn de Barber: ucl
the caduceiis. or Mer-ury tod: i!cinlr.k
de Bles rn owl. Lucas Cran:'ch a
crouned set pent. Cornelius Kng I
l.rechls-en a peculiar deiee resembling
a weather vane and Hans Holbein a
HIS GREAT IDEA.
The Tin Plstsd Tomato and the Mcrzl
That Coss With It.
A good theory that won't work in'l
half as good as a poor one that will.
Twenty yea is ago a young man just
out of college had a great idea, lie
was going to tin plate ;omatoe. Tin re
was to be no more troublesome paring
and cooking and canning to preserve
tomatoes throughout winters. It womd
be necessary only to drop a nice ripe
tomato into his tinning solution :md it
would come out coated with tin and
would keep for twenty years. In fact,
there wasn't any reason why it should
not keep forever! The young inventor
figured it would cost him r0 cents a
gallon to make this tiuuiug solution
It surely would sell for ?2 a gallon.
Every one eats tomatoes that is. near
ly every one. Everybody would eat
them if they could always have a nice
tin plated tomato lying around. He
ought to sell a million gallons a year.
That would be a profit of a million and
a half dol Well, no tin plated toma
toes are on the market yet. and the
man who invented them is still making
only $15 a week.
The moral of this is that whenever
you hear of a great idea that is going
to reform or uplift the world make
sure that it is not of the tin plated
tomato brand. Chicago Tribuue.
A Hard Job.
Husband What are you looking for.
dear? Wife I was looking for the in
visible hairpin 1 just dropped. Ex
change. Being angry is like emptying the
pepper pot into your own porridge.
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KEEPING TAP ON THE CROPS
Th Way th Agricultural Department
Gets Its Information.
The details of the comprehensive sys
tem employed by the department of
agriculture in gathering the crop In
formation from all over the country
are interesting. There are 30,000
township correspondents scattered all
over the Union, whose duty it is to go
carefully over the territory aud submit
each month coucrete information as to
the condition of all kinds of crops. In
addition to this branch, 3,000 "county
correspondents" send in separate re
ports from those of the township men.
A state agent makes a further report
direct from his agents, and an organ
ization in direct communication with
the department, comprising seventeen
traveling "Geld agents," go about tue
country and make separate reports foi
groups of states. Special cotton cor
respondents are also employed to fur
nish accurate informaUon concerning
the cotton yield. Five different reports
are sent to Washington each month
by Ave different sets of correspondents.
Thts snfeminrds the government crop
'reports for accuracy in local crop re
ports and keeps the great crop account
and cost estimates for the millions ol
American farmers. These records art
sent to the agricultural department Of
ficials of the bureau of statistics and a
twin! an over all the five reports from
five distinct groups of correspondents,
and from all the figures a crop report
estimate is distributed to 70.000 post-
offices throughout the country every
month. NaUonal Magazine.
An Account to Settle.
The Lawyer Madam. I find that
four husband's will leaves you nothing
but what the law compelled him to
leave you. The Widow (angry and for-getfub-Just
wait till I see him!
Knlcker They say that in 3,000
years Niagara will stop flowing. Mrs.
Knlcker That makes me hope the
plumber will get our leak fixed yet
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REV. F. R. WEDGE.
Who will speak at the Men's meeting at Y. M. C. A. Building
SUNDAY, January 1, at 3 p. m.
The Major's Tip.
When Major Banks was the best
known figure around the race tracks
of Cincinnati aud the middle west he
was extremely generous in tipping off
his friends to "sure winners." One
man who enjoyed his confidence and
played the horses according to the ma
jor's advice lost all his ready money
and finally succeeded in reducing him
self to the point where be had to sell
out his grocery business.
One afternoon, following the placing
of his last ten dollar note as the major
advised, he caught Banks by "the arm
and said tragically:
"Major, you've made me lose my last
cent. I'm a pauper, and my wife and
family are practically starving. I am
now about to go down to the river and
drown myself. It's all over for me.'
"All right." answered Banks, "but in
the event you change your mind meet
me here at C o'clock tomorrow after
noon. I think I'll have something good
for you." Exchange.
In the Kongo colonies of Belgium
both men and women are tattooed ac
cording to their status in society. A
woman of high caste will have a de
sign not unlike a zouave jacket work
ed upon her back, and it would seem
that the native is as content with this
mode of covering as if it were a sub
stitute for clothing. By injecting the
juice of certain herbs the scars left by
the tattooing process retain a swollen
appearance, giving the effect of bas
relief work. The thorns of the acacia
are generally used as a needle, while
a certain black clay is used as a color
Was there ever a better example of
the witty and concise form of expres
sion than the answer of the grim man
who. when asked abeut the character
of a neighbor, sententiously replied:
"Mister. I don't know very much
about him. but my impression is he'd
make a first class stranger." Ex
Nell That Miss Copleigh is an aw
fully cold sort of girl. Belle Mercy,
yes. Why, she's so frigid that wher
ever she goes on rainy-days-it snows.
A Lottery Romance.
A few years ago. as the date for the
drawing of the annual Christmas lot
tery at Madrid was approaching, a poor
mechanic of Corunua was awakened
three consecutive nights by the num
ber 123.SGU. apparently spoken in his
ear. So impressed was he by the repe
tition of the incident that he wrote
down the number and jocularly said
to his wife, "That number will win
the first prize In the great lottery."
"Then why don't you buy the ticket?"
his wife answered jokingly as she
looked at the figures. "Why. see, if
you add them together they Just come
to my age. I shall be thirty-one on
Christmas day." The ticket, after much
trouble, was found (It had been reject
ed a few minutes earlier by a wealthy
citizen of Comunai and bought, and
before many days had passed the me
chanic and his wire were made jubi
lant by the news that the ticket had
won the first prize of 200.000. Lon
The Red Shirt
The origin of Hie "red shirt" worn
as a blouse by English women in the
sixties, when Garibaldi was a popular
idol throughout Great Britain is suffi
ciently curious. Wheu the celebrated
filibuster was warring in the South
American republics he was anxious to
niitnin :i distinctive and. above all.
' "-jonomical uniform for his followers.
He learned that a leeal dry goods
store had an immense "job lot" of
these garments, worn by the "sala
deros," or cattle slaughterers, of the
great South American cities. The "bar
Mln sale" annealed eloquently to the
leader's purse, aud he led his men to
victory in the butchers shirts, wlncti
are now the accepted emblem of the
"risorgomlento" of United Italy. Lon
Myer I wonder why Browne added
Ihe "e" to his name after inheriting a
fortune? Gyer-He probably tigurea
rut to his own satisfaction that rich
people are entitled to more ease than
poor people. London Globe
They Are Members of a Unique Dining
Club In London.
One of the most unique dining clubs
in London is that known as the Sette
of Odd Volumes, which was founded
in 1S7S and meets once a month from
October to June. It consists of twen-ty-ouc
volumes, or members, that be
ing the number of the volumes of the
Yariorium Shakespeare published in
1S21. There are also twenty-one sup
plementary members, who succeed to
full membership as vacancies occur.
The twenty-one rujes of the club in
clude the following:
Any Odd Volume losing his temper
and failing to recover it shall be fined
by the president the sum of r shillings.
Discussions about anthropology, re
ligion and politics shall be put down
by the president.
Any Odd Volume giving to another
Odd Volume unasked advice shall be
fined by the president.
No Odd Volume shall talk unasked
on any subject he understands.
No Odd Volume's speech shall last
longer than three minutes. If. howev
er, the inspired Odd Volume has any
more to say he may proceed until his
voice Is drowned in the general ap
plause. Volumes have to address each other
as "Your Oddshlp." Argonaut.
Better Dzd Than Editors.
Judge How do you earn your liv
ing': I'rboaer-By writing, your hon
or. Judge Aud what do you write
for? Would ymi mind tellhm usV Pris
oner Not at all. I write tor money
from home. Judge's Library.
Probate If otic -3 to Creditor.
In tin County ("onrt. l'latte ronnty. Nebraska.
In the matter of the estate of Hannah Davis,
Notice N hereby Riven that the crwlitoraoi the
aiil decent-eil will meet the .-ulministrator of
Mill estate, before me. t'onnty Jnilce of l'latte
Cfinnty. Nebraska, at theconnty conrt noxn in
eaiil county on the 2th lay f January. K1I, anil
on the 2Mh day of April. l'Jll. ami on the ith
day of July. Ml!, at 10 o'clock a.m.encli day. for
the purpose of prwentins their claims for ex
amination. aJjn-tment anil allowance. Six
months aie allowed for creditor to present
their claims, from January 2sth. Mil. and one
ear for th adminiMratnr to fettle naid estate,
from the 27lh day of December. 1910. This notice
ill be published in the I'olnmbn Journal four
week Miccemiively prior to the Bth day of Jan-
Witness my hand, and fal of said court, this
2Tth day of December. A. D. 1910.
al JOHN KATTEHMAN.
KM County Judge.
RIVERS OF ALASKA.
Th Waterway Wndr f This Im
Were the rivers not navigable there
would be little done in the Interior of
Alaska today. First used by the pros
pector lu his poling boat and the trad
er with his little steamer, they have
become the means of opening up every
camp that has been struck in the in
terior of Alaska.
The Yukon Is very shallow at its
mouth, which is about seventy miles
in width across its delta. There are
places 400 miles from the month of
the river where the biggest Atlantic
liners could navigate with ease, for
there are soundings which show a nine
ty foot channel in a mile wide river.
The Yukon is navigable for 2.100 miles.
The Knskoquim. a sister stream, has
been navigated only on the lower
reaches, but with its navigable branch
es is believed to have 1,000 miles of
navigable water. The Tanana has
been ascended for 500 miles and the
Koyukuk in excess of that figure.
Scores of other streams can be used
by small steamers for from twenty-five
to 200 miles. Altogether it Is safe to
say there are 5,000 miles .of navigable
streams in Alaska. The Yukon opens
for navigation the latter part of May
and closes the latter part of October.
But with all its wealth of gold, its
unheard call to toilers of the soil. Its
mountains studded with gems of rich
esthe lodes of veins of copper aud
other materials this empire starves
for the one thing that would make It
It Is to the Italians Somewhat at Cat
9ry Is to Us.
"Tisn't often that an Italian table
i'hote furnishes anything, that takes
me back to my graudmotber's time,"
said a New York man, "but that was
my experience last night The first
nibble of something I'd supposed was
relery sent my mind wandering back
fifty years to an old New England vil
lage. "Fennel: I asked the Italian waiter.
He nodded and smiled and gave me
the Italian form of the word, which. I
carefully wrote down on a scrap of
paper. 1-V:i:iechi.' I suppose it showed
my ignoraiu-e. but never before did I
know tli:it fennel is to the Italians
what celery I to us. Evidently the
large bases .f the leafstalks are
bleached in imil:ir fashion, and from
the way ii was served 1 could see it
was Intend -d ti be dipped In salt, as
we eat ceicry. .My obliging waiter told
me that it was delicious as a salad
and when boiled aud served with
cream sauce it made a popular Italian
"But after all what did those culi
nary detail matter: What really
counted was that strange, penetrating
flavor which took me back to my child
hood As I thoughtfully nibbled my
fennel stalks the laM fifty years
seemed a blank I was a child again,
picking bis clusters or yellow, aromatic
fennel seeds in my grandma! her's gar
den." New York Sun.
The Electric Fan.
Back in the early eiuh'Ie I"r. S. S
Wheeler, an electrical engineer of New
York. v:is experimenting with a smal
electric motor. In the course of his ex
perhuents the doctor conceived tin
idea that steamboats might be rue
with electricity If the propellers coult:
be directly connected to high speet
electric motors, doiim away with al
the gears then In use in steam propul
siou. With this idea in mind he had s
small screw propeller constructed and
fastened it to the armature shaft o:
his small motor. To his surprise thi
experiment resulted in a fine breeze ol
cooling air which more than delighted
the experimenter, for the day was de
cidedly hot It is needless to add that
the experiments with screw propeller
ended right there, and the engineei
took up the study of the electric fan
with the result that he soon perfected
the device until it was a commercial
Twenty Volume Novels.
The longest novels of today are pyg
mies compared with those published
In the seventeenth century. Mile, de
Scudery's "Le Grand Cyrus" ran into
ten volumes, its publication being
spread over five years. And when
it was translated, or, to quote the title
page, "Englished by a Person of Hon
our," it appeared in five folio volumes
of some 500 pages apiece. Another
novelist of the same period. La Cal
prenede. was even more diffuse, one
of his works. "Cleopatre." extending
over twenty-three volumes. These
novels found plenty of readers despite
their enormous length. The Paris pub
lisher of "Le Grand Cyrus" made
100,000 crowns by the first edition
alone. Nearly all the works of Scu
dery and Calprenede were translated
into English as soon as they appeared
and many of them into German as
well. London Chronicle.
Audubon and His Hair.
Audubon, the great naturalist, early
in his career wore his hair very long,
lie wrote in his diary one day: "I
wear my hair as long as usual. I be
lieve it does as much for me as my
paintings." However, in 1827 his
friends succeeded In persuading him
to get his hair cut according to the pre
vailing fashion. On March 10 of that
year he wrote In his diary: "This day
my hair sacrificed and the will of God
usurped by the wishes of man. As the
barber clipped my locks rapidly It re
minded me of the horrible times of
the French revolution when the same
operation was performed upon all the
victims murdered by the guillotine. My
heart sank low." Further to express
his grief, the margin of the page on
which this entry was made he painted
black about three-quarters of an inch
deep all around.
Elsie (aged seven) Ma. I want a
penny. Mother -What for. dear? El
sie I asked Bertie Jones to pretend
we're getting married, and he says he
won't do It unless I have a dowry!
Harsh words are like hailstones In
summer, which, if melted, would fer
tilize the tender plant they batter
Groceriss id Staple Dry Quods
Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets
Our goods are of the best
quality, second to none, and
will be sold only for cash.
We wish you a Happy New Tear, thanking
you tor the generous patronage you have
accorcad us during the year.
We would call your attention to this ad, and
invite you to come to our store and see what
a dollar would buy.
A Bread Plate or Fruit Dish fee 1 All
with 3 lbs ot Fine Coffee t) lUU
28 bars ot Lenox Soap $1-00
24 bars of Bob White Laundry Soap, I fill
tor use in hard water wl illU
12 packakes of Corn PJakes $.1.00
14 cans R Lye $1-00
12 Cans of Sweet Corn $1-00
12 Cans Peas $1-00
1 8 pounds of Sugar for. . . . $ ,00
20 lbs. of Navy Beans $1-00
5 pkgs., regular 25c size, Oat Meal $1.00
5 lbs of First Class Coffee $1.00
Honey, per comb 15c
Cranberries, extra fine, per quart. .- 12&c
Dill Pickles, per gal 45c
Sour Pickles, per gal 35c
Sweet Pickles, per doz 10c
Home made Sauerkraut, per gal c 30c
Sweet Cider, per gallon 30c
50 Cigars for $1.00
Best Imported Fat Herring, per doz 50C
Come in and examine our stock of Dry
Goods. It is now complete and well selected
All Children's two-piece Underwear OtLn
will be sold, at per garment Zuu
Men's cotton fleeced
A fine selection ol
anese drawn work.
sold at reduced prices.
In Hosiery we have the Armor Plate,
the best made. Try a pair.
The Silk Spun Head Scarf, something
new, tor $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 25c
The Name Noah.
Not many persons are sutliciently ac
quainted with the Uihle to know that
Noah was the name of a woman as
well as of the patriarch. At an Inquest
In England a female-witness gave her
Christian name as "Noah." The con
ner remarked that he had never before
known a woman to hear the name,
whereupon the witness, who was well
posted in the origin of her singular
"It is a Bible name, sir; you'll lind It
in the last chapter of the hook of Num
bers." Reference was duly made, and in
the eleventh verse of the thirty-sixth
chapter the coroner found mention
made of "Mahlah. TIrzah and Hoglah
and MHcah and Noah, the daughters of
Exhibits from every wetera state,
niuti is grown aau now to grow it. Exhibit
Irrigation and dry farming methods. Exhibits
showing how to raise more corn wheat &
oats alfalfa and i)nf:itr(. r'n..i n..,!. ..- -
hibit aa lectures how to prevent
wa. Aiuvuig pictures anu illustrated lectures v
good-music and clean entertainment. Ad-- -
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Come to the Omaha Land
Sofa Pillows and Jap
The deaf man got out of the tram
car on to tite other line of mils.
"Loo' out' There's a car coming!"
cried the omluctor.
WbntV" said the deaf man.
"There's a car coming."
Just tht'ii Ihe car caught and kuock-t-d
down the diaf man. and as he pick
ed himself up he said:
"I wonder what that fool kept tin;
there talking ahuutr London Mail.
Stuttered Out the Child's Name.
Flaunery It seems his full name In
DInnis K. K. K. Casey. What's all
thim K's fur? FInnegan Nothhf
'Twas the fault of his godfather stut
terln whin he tried to say "DInnis Ca
sey. Philadelphia Ledger.
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