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FOR CASH ONLY
For ten days, beginning SATURDAY, Jan
uary 21, we will give the people of Colum
bus and vicinity a chance to buy groceries
at prices which no other house in Columbus
ever dreamed of quoting.
California Canned Goods
Splendid goods, packed in good syrups fruits fit
for the best tables, at the following
Apricots, per can
Pears, per can.
Peaches, per can.
Cherries, (white or black
Grapes, per can
2-oound can fancy Hawiian
1-pound can fancy asparagus
Pounds of Granulated
Look at These Prices
Fancy sweet corn, per can 7c
Fancy 12 l-2c peas, per can 7c
3-pound can tomatoes 8 l-2c
String and wax beans, per can 7 l-2c
Kidney beans, per can 7c
3-pound can pumpkin 7 l-2c
Sweet corn, peas and beans in 2 dozen case lots,
What do You Think of These?
K. C. baking powder, 25 oz
Health Club baking powder,
Arm & Hammer brand soda, pkg
1 pound red salmon
9 bars Swift's Pride soap
(or $2.75 a box)
White Russian soap, 8 bars for....
Sunny Monday soap, 7barsfor
(or $3.41 a box)
We want to give our customers a taste of
good things at prices no Columbus grocer
ever before quoted. Remember that these
prices stand for ten days, only, and that all
sales at these remarkable prices must be for
cash or produce.
Columbus Mercantile Co.
Bravery In BattU of the Fameua
Author of "Don Quljoto."
An incident of the battle of Lepan
to. which broke the power of the
Turks In Europe, has an interest for
students of lhjrature. "In the Mnr
qaesa galley" we quote from Com
mander Currej's "Sea Wolves In the
Mediterranean" "was lying In bis
bed. sick of a fever, a young man
twenty-four years of age, a -Spaniard
of Alcala de Henares, the son of hon
orable parents. we are told, although
these parents were poor. When this
young man heard that a battle was
imminent he rose from his bed and
demanded of his captain, Francisco
San Pedro, that he should be placed
in the post of greatest danger. The
captain and others, his friends, coun
seled him to remain In his bed.
'Senores,' replied the young man,
'what would be said of Miguel de
Cervantes should he take this advice?
On every occasion up to this day on
which his enemies have offered battle
to his majesty I have served like a
good soldier, and today I Intend to do
so In spite of this sickness and fever.'
He was given command of twelve sol
diers In a shallop and all day was to
be seen where the combat raged most
fiercely. He received two wounds in
the chest and another which cost him
the loss of his left hand. To those
to whom, he proudly displayed them In
after years he was accustomed to say,
'Wounds In the face or the chest are
like stars wblch guide one through
honor to the skies.' Of him the chron
icler says. He continued the rest of
his life with honorable memory of
this wonderful occurrence, and. al
though be lost the use cf his left
hand. It added to the glory of his
right.' How glorions was that right
hand Is known to all readers of 'El
Ingenloso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la
A Cautious Scot
Stonehaven lies to the south of Aber
deen. The London train had drawn
up at Stonehaven on account of- a
slight mishap a mile or two ahead nnd
Andra, the old porter, had got into
conversation with a Salvation Army
officer, who had popped his head out
of the compartment to ask the reason
for the delay. "Aye, aye," mused An
dra after giving the desired Informa
tion, "ye'll be for Aiberdeen, I'm
thlnkin'?'' "res, my man," was the
reply; "I'm bound for Aberdeen, a
very wicked place, I'm told." "What
mlcht ye be goln' to dae there, sir, If
It's as bad as a that?" asked Andra,
rather amused at the visitor's words.
"Ah," was the pious answer, "I'm go
ing to drive the devil out of' Aber
deen." Like lightning came from the
old porter the pawky reply, "See an
drive him north, chlel; haul him well
(green or white).
RELIC OF ANTIQUITY.
The Seal That Is So Often Used on
A most absurd thing connected with
legal business Is the little piece of red.
green or blue paper or daub of sealinz
wax which we often place at the end
of a signature to a deed, will or otlur
It Is a very small thing In size, but
one to which a great deal of impor
tance is frequently given. It Is a relic
of antiquity, and no plausible excuse
can be invented for continuing its use
Some of the more progressive states
have practically abolished its use by
legislation, which deprives it of any
technical legal significance. In others,
however. It Is still used with all se
riousness and solemnity, and an a I
most magical value is given to it by
dignified judges that is little less than
A man died years ago leaving part
of his estate to another to enjoy while
he lived, with the privilege of devising
It at his death to others whom Iip
might select by a writing under his
"hand and seal.' A writing was exe
cuted so devising the property, but it
was contested by others claiming the
property upon the technical ground
that the paper contained no seal after
the signature and the devise was
A wise Philadelphia judge closely
scrutinized the signature and after
carefully listening to the arguments
f of lawyers decided that at the end of
the signature there was an extra
scroll or flourish made with the pen
with which the signature was made
and that this was sufficient In law to
constitute a seal. Case and Comment.
Insist on yourself: never imitate.
Your own gift you can present every
moment with the cumulative force of
a whole life's cultivation, but of the
adopted talent of another you have
only an extremporaneous. half pos
session. That which each can do best
none but bis Maker can teach him.
Where Is the master who could have
taught Shakespeare? Where Is the mas
ter who could have instructed Frank
lin or Washington or Bacon or New
ton? Every great man is unique. Do
that which is assigned to you and you
cannot hope too much or dare too
Tour daughter's brain, madam, ap
pears to be normal."
"Dear, dear, we've never bad any
thing of that kind in the family be
fore. I'm surer-Cleveland Plain Deal
er. Our generosity should aerer exceed
This Morten Rock Is a Hott Pt
ItEDHOT SNOW SANDWICHES.
Curious Effort on Mount Vesuvius
Produce d by the Lava's AssatJafl
Preacrtiee a a Nones ndnotcr of
Heat-Deadly VeJeanM Aohoo.
the mOStfSJBOIlB TOkSUOt
la the world, with its mighty Toaalt-
inga of lava and duet. Is canty of
have set la motto the lava dost aad
lava cinders that lie om Its sides, aad
torrents of maddy lava have over
whelmed towns aad villages as It
swept down to the sea. Tl resulting
effect from this has beea so great that
It changed the face of the coast lino
by forming new promontory.
Lava Is one of the most earloas of
substances. It is sbmply rock melted
by a heat so Intense that it flows like
thin gruel. When Vesuvius Is In erup
tion thousands of tons of It are squirt
ed up the "pipe" and oat of the crater.
As it flows out over the edge It soon
cools and leaves a thick, ropy coatmg,
which spreads over the entire conn
Bat it Is only on the top that It really
cools. A few Inches below the sur
face of the lava Is often red not Vis
itors are often invited to light-their
cigarettes In the chinks of a bed of
lava that has been lying out In the
open air for twenty years or more.
It Is the most wonderful noncon
ductor of heat known. Borings made
through some lava beds hare shown
that they are made up of layers of lava
and layers of nnmelted snow. As suc
cessive torrents of lava came pouring
down the surface that lay on the
snow cooled at once, and the surface
open to the air also cooled at once.
But between the two surfaces there
was blazing heat; so If yon bored
.down through some lava beds yoa
would find a cool upper surface, a
redhot inside, a cool layer, snow, a
cool layer, a redhot one, a cool one
and then snow again.
In fact, a layer of lava will let nei
ther heat nor cold through. If yon
built a bouse entirely of lava on a
scorching summer day you would still
have 95 degrees Inside when there was
snow outside. If you built It in the
winter Ice would form In your parlor
This clearly demonstrates what an
extraordinary nonconductor lava Is.
There Is, Indeed, on the slopes of
Vesuvius a little lava hut Into which
summer visitors put bottles of wine
to get them chilled.
When a volcano throws Its lava out
with such tremendous force that It
Jets high Into the air it very often
falls In the form of dust, owing to the
explosive power of the high pressure
steam that spurts out with 1L It
bursts Into a fine spray and falls as
dust dust far finer than any other
It Is so fine, indeed, that sometimes
years elapse before it settles. When
the mighty Island volcano of Kraka
toa blew itself nearly into bits in 1883
with a crashing sound of cannonading
that smashed windows hundreds of
miles away the lava dust was so thick
in the air that for hundreds of miles
round midday was as black as night
Volumes of Infinitely fine dust sailed
round and round the earth In the up
per atmosphere and made England's
sunsets of that year unusually splen
did. It was three years before the
upper sir became quite clear again.
Lava dust has the same properties
as lava. Shepherds on the slopes of
Vesuvius sprinkle patches of snow in
the winter with lava dust so that
they may have It when the scorching
days of summer arrive.
It was lava dust turned to mud by
torrents of rain such as usually come
with volcanic outbursts, that, nearly
2.000 years ago. destroyed the famous
pleasure city of Herculaneum, and it
was showers of volcanic ashes that
overwhelmed Pompeii. Herculaneum
still lies nearly forty yards from the
There are rivers of lava mud that are
blotting out towns and villages now.
A curious point has always been
noticed when Vesuvius is in eruption,
and that Is the strong odor of washing
day that hangs around the mountain.
One might wonder why the slopes
of such a mountain are so thickly
populated when there Is always dan
ger of eruptions and of avalanches of
lava mud. 'Well, the reason Is that
volcanic soil Is always very fertile.
Some of the best wine of Italy comes
from Vesuvlan vineyards, and people
are ready to take the risks. London
Ho Got His Answer.
"They who ask unpleasant ques
tions," said a senator, "mustn't be sur
prised If they get unpleasant answers.
Yes, the interrogatory politician too of
ten finds himself In the boots of Gobsa
"The aged Gobsa Golde was quarrel
ing furiously with his youag and beau
" 'Didn't you marry me for my mon
ey? he yelled.
"Mrs. Gobsa Golde tossed her head.
'"Yes, of course I did,' she said,
'and If you weren't so stingy with It
we'd never have a cross word." I
Putting Him on His Mettle.
The doctor says you have but aa
hour to live."
"Give me pen and paper," said the
dying man feebly.
"To make your win?"
"No; I am going to give the doctor
my note for thirty days. He will hare
to keep me alive at least that long to
"Do yon believe la lore at flrst
It busts my
"Pa a divorce coart lawyer."' De
GROCERIES AND STAPLE DRY
Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets
roodiareot the best qnalitr and 70a dont have to mut for
they aire sold on a oaah bails, and you reoeive
dollar will buy.
One-half buahel of Oniom 1 UU
24 ban of Bob White Laundry Soap, I fin
for use in hard water til illU N
5 pkgs., regular 25c size, Oat Meal. . . .$1.00
18 pounds of Sugar for... $1,01)
5 lbs of Pint Class Coffee $1.00
A Bread Plate or Fruit Dish &ee 1 All
with 3 lbs of Fine Coffee tfliUU
14 cans Bex Lye .;. $1.00
28 ban of Lenox Soap $100
All our Winter Dry Goods will be sold
at reduced prices to make room for our new
We still have a good stock of Blanxets,
Quilts, and Underwear of all kinds on hand,
which will be closed out.
He is good mat does good to
omen. If he suf en for the good
he does he is better s aad if he
suf en from them to whom he dkl
good he is aimed to that height
of goodaess that aothiag but aa in
crease of his naffriagi can add to
it H it proves his death his virtue
s at as suawat it herom
Maintaining the Presertien.
Mrs. Nagston Why, my dear, the
last time I heard yon tell that betting
story it was only $12 Instead of $25
that yon lost
Mr. Nagston Well, this crowd I'm
telling It to Is twice as big as that one
What Ho Meant.
"So your old sweetheart Is going to
"Who is the nappy man?"
"There's lots of 'em."
"Why, she can marry but one."
"That's what I mean." Exchange.
"Boss, I can't live on $2 a week any
"Stick It out for awhile," urged his
thrifty employer. "Think of how you
can brag about It when you've made
your fortune, my lad." Louisville
A Moan Trick.
"That's the meanest man I ever ran
across," said the book agent.
"What has he done?"
"Kept me calling day after day and
finally said be didn't care anything
about reading, but he enjoyed hearing
Low Church and Salary.
"It must be understood." said the
vestryman, who was extremely "low
churchi" to the new rector, "that the
rector here shall have no surplice"
"Gracious!" exclaimed the Rev. Mr.
Ncwcome. "How could one have a
surplice on the salary you offer?"
In 1273 Friar Bacon predicted that
flying would "shortly" become a gen
eral practice, and Bishop Wllkins In
1652 said, "It will yet be as usual to
aear a man call for his wings when
he Is going on a Journey as It Is now
to hear him call for his boots."
Dreams as Omens.
From the earliest times recorded la
history; menhave believed in the
prophetic character of dreams. So far
as we, know, the flrst to deliberately
and systematically attempt the Inter
pretation of dreams was Ampbyctyon
of Athens, who lived about the year
1490 B. f. The Bible mentions dreams
la many places, and we are entitled
to conclude from the Biblical refer
ences that there were professional In
terpreters of dreams who were not In
frequently resorted to by the dream
Punishment ef Children.
Parents should remember that every
distressing, bloodcurdling story told to
a child, every superstitious fear In
stilled' Into its young life, end their
mental attitude toward the child, their
whole, treatment of It, are simply mak
ing phonographic records In its nature
which 'will be .reproduced with sclen-
tile exactness In its future life, says
Orison Swett Marden In Success Msga
sine. Whatever you do, never punish
a child when it is suffering with fear.
It Is a creel thing to punish children
the way most mothers do anyway, but
to punish a child when it is already
quivering with terror, and especially
when yoa are angry, is terrible. The
same principle applies to panlshlng
chiHrea In school.
Ossein and Scandal.
Many people confuse gossip with
scsadel. bat the two things are quite
different The scandalmonger is usu
ally detested, while the gessf p la often
aalvorsalry popular. la fact, the popu
larity which it brings la Its train la
H. F. GREINER
oae of the strongest Incentives to gos
sip. A really accomplished gossip Is a
social acquisition. Thousands of peo
ple who do not gossip themselves like
to listen to it It saves them the trou
ble of talking. The gossip Is general
ly good natured. The scandalmonger
seldom Is. After all, what Is more In
teresting than human nature? That Is
the stock In trade of the gossip, as It
la of the novelist and dramatist Lon
The Other Side of It.
"Wake up, 0811," said the burglar,
shaking the men by the shoulder.
The man wakes up and Jumps up.
"Wha-what do you wa-want?" ha
"I went troo dis house las' week an
got $10 an' a bum gold watch." ex
plained the burglar, "an de papers
said dat you said your loss was $100
an' Joolry to de amount o five or six
"Well, make good, sport Me part
ner dat was watchin on de outside
made me cough up de difference be
tween what I got an' what you said I
got Now, you got to make good. You
can't beat me dat way." Judge's Li
brary. Between Two Fires.
"The fads of sovereigns with their
royal etiquette were frequently carried
to such lengths," says H. T. Dyer In
"Royalty In All Ages," "as to make
martyrs of them. What can be more
ludicrous than the following: The pal
ace was on Are. A soldier who knew
the king's sister was In her apartment
and must Inevitably have been con
sumed In a few minutes by the flames
rushed In at the risk of his life and
brought her out But Spanish etiquette
was woefully broken, and the loyal sol
dier was brought to trial and condemn
ed to death. The Spanish princess,
however, In consideration of the cir
cumstance, condescended to pardon the
soldier and saved bis life."
Aglncourt, from which Henry V.
made his triumphal entry into London,
Is our English way of spelling Arm
court, Just as Blenheim Is a similar
corruption of Blindhelm. In about two
and a half hours Henry's little army
slew 10,000 Frenchmen, nearly twice
as many as England lost outright in
battle during the Boer war, lasting
over two and a half years, and yet we
talk complacently of our "modern arms
of prectolonr A monument at Agln
court antrks the cemetery of the slain.
Few battleaelds have changed their ap
pearance so little. The field may be
reached within a railway hour from
Boulogne, but few tourists go to the
scene nf England's most wonderful
feat of armal London Chronicle.
American Influence In Canada.
Wherever the American goes In force
and In proportion to his sympathetic
reception he leaves as a side Issue the
indelible Impression of his vivid per
sonality. In such wise he Is changing
the sedate old maritime provinces so
very rapidly that you can hardly find
any difference between them and
Maine or Massachusetts. This Is In
obedience to a natural law which must
bring about such results. His man
ners, his speech, his coinage, his means
of communication, whether by land or
sea, are entirely reciprocal with Can
ada, but as he Is mighty and Canada
Is feeble numerically the greater, as
usual. Includes the less. F. T. Bullen
in London Mali
Every occupation lifts Itself with the
tgifiifif life of him who practices JL
The occupation that mill not do that
no maa really has a right to occupy
hlmaelf aboct.-Palllip Brooks.
A Bad Cold.
There are two stages In n bad cold,'
averred Uacle Allan Sparks. "la the
oae stage It afWcts the man that's get
ft, aad la the other it afllcts everybody
By dealrisg what Is perfectly good
wa are part of the diviae power
agalast evlL George Eliot
foil value lbr your money. Notice what a
12 Coun of Sweet Corn SliOO
12 Cans Peas !. $L00
Iimburger Cheese, per pound 25C
Swiss Cheese, per pound 256
Brick Cheese, per pound........ 20C
Cream Cheese, per pound 7 20C
12 packakes of Corn Flakes $1.00
We have a good stock on hand and can
offer you real bargains in this line.
We always have a good selection on
hand. Special attention will be given to
SHAVING IN ITALY.
The Barber Must Have Used a Ci
cut Saw on This Victim.
Italy may be the land of the flea, but
It Is not the home of the shave.
The barbers there are generally re
cruited from the ranks of the butchers
or the medical students. They must
be able to stand the sight of blood.
In the early days of awdldne our
slclans called la barbers to do their
bleeding for them.
In Italy a physician now does his
own bleeding If he visits a barber
Everything Is done in sn orderly
manner In the Latin kingdom. The
man who yearns to open a tonsorlal
parlor appears before the municipality
to request his license. No Influence Is
required. He does not nave to have a
pun. no. ne cultivates tnac later.
"Are you Qualified?" demand the cltv '
"Signorf." responds the applicant re
proachfully, "does not my father own
a horse, and have I not curried It
every Sunday? Besides. I nave worked
In the stockyards."
"Bene." reply the license givers.
"You are Indeed suited In every way.
Here are yonr shaving papers. Go
forth and scrape acquaintance with
the strangers within our gates, but cut
only distant acquaintances. To cut
your friends Is bad form and bad for
Then, if the happy oeopbyte bns
the tin, be opens up a dissecting par
lor. The tin is necessary for razor
One Italian traveler was beard to
remark: "1 now believe that the mar
tyr St Luke was skinned alive. 1
know the man who skinned him. He
shaved me this morning." Twelve
good men and true looked at bis face
and then gave their verdict. He was
a truthful man.
When a customer enters an Italian
barber shop be Is escorted politely to
sn operating chair. The back of the
chair is stationary, but the headrest
lets down to a remarkable degree.
The result Is that while the applicant's
hips and knees are bent to an angle
of ninety degrees his neck stretches so
that his head makes sn acute angle
with his back,-bis chin pointing direct
ly at the ceiling. It requires long prac
tice, for stout gentlemen to become
The Big Boned, Big Litter Roomy Kind
AT THE GLOTHER UVEBT BAM
Monday, January 30, 1911
AT ONE O'CLOCK P. M.
37-HEAO OF 6ILTS-37
There are 36 big, growthy, Spring Gilts in this offering,
and one Fall Gilt The majority are sired by Wille's Big
Bone, he by Top Chief . The Gilts are bred to such boars
as Wille's Long Price, he by Smooth Price, Big Wonder,
by Long Wonder. Both boars are 1000 Prospects. Come
early ana see them sell.
o. I. PURDY
the other follow, as
comfortable in this position.
Then the operator dips his brush la
Ice water and brushes It lightly screes
the soap. He then, with a playful air.
dampens his customer's heard aa If
to say. "This Is really uaneceHsary.
but I yield to the prejudices of s stran
ger.' No. be never rubs the sosp lo
be might produce a lather. Then
comes the major operation. Afterward
the face Is washed with a suavtag
brush full of cold water, and then the
jwnuci is miicu. uu, uui wivuui iun-
der powdered alum.
When the damages have than been
temporarily repaired the victim raises
his bead If be Is still able aad has a
coat of brilllantlne applied to his hair.
He then totters home and. after bis
wife has fainted at sight of him. re
solves to raise a mustache, sideburns,
galways and a fall beard. The barber,
meanwhile having washed up the
gore, seats himself In front of his shop
and smiles benignly on the passerby.
No. Italy Is not the land of the shave,
although It may be the home of the
flea. New York Sun.
His Advice Not Wanted.
"My dear.'' says the doctor to his
wife, who Is cuddllnsr their new boy.
i vou should not feed the baby ofteaer
than every three hours, yoa should not
take It up every time It cries. It should
sleep practically all the time. It shoald
not be shown to every one who calls,
your mother and father should not be
permitted to dandle It. you should not
' chuck it under the chin that way. It
, should sleep in a room without heat
i and with the windows wide open. it
I clothing should be simple none or
those lacy, embroidered things and
! "Hnmphr interrupts bis wife. -You
go and tell that stuff to people thst
pay you $5 a visit. I doa't want any
of your old advice about this baby."
A Dining Hint.
Fletcher says you should "hold your
face down" when you are eating, so
that your tongue will hang perpendic
ularly in yonr mouth. To do this most
comfortably get down on your bands
and knees when you eat. explains the
There Is but one virtue the eternal
sacrifice of self. George Sand.
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