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if) more Heasonahle now than at any otLer time in the year. If you have
plumbing that should be done for the betterment of. .sanitary con
ditions, you ought to eend for us at once.
WE WONT OVERCHARGE
but we will guarantee to do your work as well, if not better, than you
could have it done elsewhere.
411-413 W I3th St.
Fnirn V.iv Admni'e.
Mrs. Pat McCurty went to Columbus
Tuesday where she will take treatment
at St. Mary's hospital.
Mrs. 1'oBtle and Miss Osborne or Col
umbus were guests of Mrs. Jos. West
brook the fore part of the week.
Mrs. Lizie Lewis returned from Cali
fornia where .she baa resided for several
years, and will make her home in St.
M.N. Wilson of Columbus was a St.
Kdward visitor the fore part of the
week, a guest at the home of his uncle
and aunt. Mr. and Mrs. E. Q. Criss.
Mrs. IX N Jennings and son returned
home last Saturday from Denver where
they bad been visiting for the last four
months. Mr. Jennings will be gone for
F. II . Itudat, of Columbus, was a bus
iness visitoi in Uenoa Tuesday. He was
here to confer with Russell Goodwin
relative to securing the agency for the
Indian motoreyclo at Columbus.
On the morning of February stb, Hor
ace L. Brooks, of Albion, passed away.
Mr. Hrooks was well known in this part
of Nebraska s the secretary of the
Boone County Fair Association. He
was the live wire in the management or
the fair which has the reputation of
being the best county fair in the state.
Married, at the miic of tin- bride's
mother, Mrs. Hannah Larsoii.in (Jenoa.
Wednesday evening, February lfi, l!ll,
Mr Howiml K. Christman to Miss Min
nie Larson, Rev. Joseph .1. Parker ofll-
dating. The wedding was a iiuiet allair,
only the relatives of the contracting par
ties being present. The groom has
tented the Pugeley farm in Platte county
where the couple will reside.
From the Nonpareil.
Mrs. Frank Tooley was a passenger to
Columbus Sunday, where she expects to
visit a sister aud other relatives for a
week or ten days. During her absence
our marshal will be compelled to enjoy
James F. Pease has sold his farm con
sisting of a quarter section of land and
lying about sis miles north and one mile
west of Central Oity to Henry McCart
ney, of Unadilla, Neb. The considera
tion was 612,000 or an average price of
i75 per acre.
As will be noted in the minutes of the
supervisors' proceedings in another
column of this issue Merrick coanty is
no longer able to have its court house
insured and if at any time in the future,
the building should happen to burn or
be wrecked the same, together with all
the records and other contents, will be a
total loss to the taxpayers. Thi9 fact
became a reality when the company
carrying the insurance on the building
cancelled the policy they had issued and
advised the board that they no longer
desired to assume the risk, owing to the
dilapidated condition of the structure.
Gents' Furnishing Goods
RELIABLE GOODS AT
405 lltli Street,
A. Dussell Son
ABOUT OUR NEIGH
BORS AND FRIENDS
CLIPPED FROM OUR
From ttm Signal.
The railroad company baa been using
dynamite to break up the ice in the
river at Columbus this week. Not only
can the sound be distinctly heard here
but in many instances the conenssion is
The Sidney Smith family, of Hum
phrey are surely drawing more than
their share of attlictionB. In the early
part of January an II year old daughter
was operated on for appendicitis at the
Columbus hospital. Last week Thurs
day a 7 year old son was treated in the
same manner, and on Tuesday this week
Mr. Smith underwent the same ordeal.
Arthur Watts was in town Wednesday
for the first time in two month?, having
been confined to his home with a ner
vous aflliotion, caused, he is assured, by
the excessive use of tobacco. lie quit
using the weed some time before he was
taken sick, but so thoroughly had he
become poisoned with it that he don't
mend as rapidly as he had hoped for.
He went to Columbus Wednesday to
consult a physician, and if he receives
no benefit, will probably go to Hot
Springs, Arkansas, and try a course of
treatment there. Hut no more tobacco
Miss Freda Kipple. of Columbus, who
was teaching the District IV.) school, re
signed and returned home last Sat
Mr. John Henggeler. of Stockville,
returned home Saturday, by way of
Columbus, after a week's visit with
friends and relatives here.
John Ingalls and family were under
quarantine with the small pox while
their son, Arthur, who hnd had them
was fumigated and set free. He had
good reasons for wanting to get out bb
his marriage with Mits Horns would
have been postponed. They celebrated
Saturday, last week, after his folks were
over the sickness nnd out.
Mr. C. J. A. Pahl, of New York City
arrived here one evening last week and
was met at the train by Mrs. Rosy
Oads. We are told that through a mat
rimonial agency Mr. Pahl and Mrs.
Oads began a correspondence which was
kept up until marriage was agreed upon
and Mr. Pahl came to Nebraska to claim
his bride. Hut in this case, like so many
others, the course of true love lacked a
considerable of running smoothly. Mrs.
Oads has a guardian appointed to look
after her interests and the county judge
would not issue the license for their
marriage. But neither the judge,
guardian nor the smiles or frowns of
the world could deter them from em
barking on the matrimonial sea. They
both became of age several years ago
and felt that they were old enouph to do
as they pleased in this matter, so they
bid good-bye to the friends and rela
tives of the bride and boarded the train
last Saturday morning for New York,
where they intended to get married on
their arrival and it is hoped they will
live happy ever afterwards.
From the Republican.
E. A. Gerrard visited with Columbus
relatives Tuesday sad Wednesday.
Mrs. M. Sheridan of Columbus arrived
Tuesday for a visit with her daughter,
Mrs. Joseph Gleason.
Misses Addie and Louise Keeton of
North Bend were guests at the H. L.
8mith home the first of the week.
The Misses Gert9ch gave a valentine
party February 14. at the home of Mrs.
Joe Brandt. About thirty-five attended
and spent an enjoyable evening.
The annual town meeting of Monroe
townBhip is called to meet Tuesday,
March 7, in the town hall, to provide for
annual levy and transact each other
township busines as may properly come
Mrs. J. O. Gillan, Mrs. N. Nelson
and Miss Gertie Fellers entertained
Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs.
N. Nelson, the occasion being a kitchen
shower in honor of Miss Daisy Griffin.
Fifteen ladies were present. Each
guest in presenting her gift read an
appropriate verse containing good
wishes and advice.
Mr. and Mrs. Eppley of Fort Collins,
Colo., who have been guests of Mr. and
Mrs. T. W. Hill and other friends in this
locality, left Monday for Omaha and
Atlantic, la. Mrs. Eppley will be re
membered as Miss Cora Bieber, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Bieber, and a
resident of west of Monroe a number of
Beginning with Monday there will be
a change in the time of the passenger
truin on this branch, the first in several
years. The eastbouod passenger will
arrive here about thirty minutes earlier
and leave at 11:25 a. m., and returning
leaves Columbus at 1:10 p. m, arriving
here at 1:40 instead of 2 p. m., as under
the old schedule. On the main line a
midnight train leaves Omaha for the
west and this will give the same mail
service on the branches as before the
Denver train was taken off, the dailies
arriving in tue morning instead of the
afternoon. Another important change
is the local train on the main line, which
leaves Columbus for the west at 12:10 p.
m , giving passengera from this branch
a chance to get either way from Colum
bus, something that it was impossible to
do under the old time table.
Next Wednesday the annual meeting
of the stockholders of the Monroe Inde
pendent Telephone company will be held
in Monroe. This company, which was
organized eight years ago, baa grown un
til it covers a large territory north and
west of here, and gives all stockholders
a reasonable and efficient telephone ser
vice. When originally' organized, the
promoters had no idea that the company
would ever reach its present status, the
original plan being to supply local tele
phone service for Monroe and vicinity
after promises to build lines in this
section had been made and not kept by
other companies Evidently the pro
moters built better than they knew, for
Monroe company is a surprise to all
telephone men, and the railway com
mission have commented favorably upon
thi plan on which it is conducted.
And in passing it is well enough to call
attention to the fact that of all the
counties on the lines of this company,
Platte, which is the original home of the
company, is the only one without free
M'rvice to the county seat.
Miss Angeltne Shields and Miss
Mary Beringer, who are attending St.
Francis Academy at Columbus, returned
to that place Monday evening after
Spending Saturday and Sunday visiting
with their parents. "
A metbodist bishop's wife addressed a
meeting of slum house-wives on their
home duties. The address made the
home life seem very fine and ideal. One
housewife present, however, said the
bishop's wife didn'l go far enough to
help her. Said she: "She's all right as
far as she goes,, but what I'd like to ask
her is this: What does she do when her
old bishop comes home on a pay night
with his envelope empty and a fightin'
M. N. Wilson was over from Columbus
last Friday evening and while calling on
bis "beet girl" some of the boys thought
they would give him a serenade. They
hired a number of kids, who were to
march on their victim with tin pans and
drums, while a certain doctor in Bell
wood watched the rear door to prevent
M. N. making bis escape. The boys for
some reason or other failed in their duty
but the doctor remained at his post, cov
ered in a pile of straw nntil nearly froz
en and now the sell seems to be on the
Halaie Riley Smith was born in Medi
na Center, Medina county, Ohio, Nov. 36
183C, and died at his home near Bell wood
Nebraska, after a brief illness, February
13, 1011, aged 74 years, 2 months, and IS
days. He was married to Nancy Mara
I Krnm in I860, and to this union there
was born ten children, -five of whom sur
vive him, namely, Clayton. Clarence,
Norman. Mrs. Mary Moore, and Mia.
Nannie Sheldon. His wife died Feb. 8,
1880. He was married a second time to
Mrs. Isabell Shavely in April. 1892. Mr.
Smith came to Butler county 40 years
ago, and engaged in farming in the sum
mer, and teaching school in the winter,
for a number of years. He was a soldier
in the civil war, having been a member
of the 8th Iowa regiment.
Equal to the Cat.
Seniplet-Johnson has trained his cat
to climb a brick walk Nistor Oh,
that's no stunt! I've trained my ivy
to do that Detroit News.
The chap who lives on the strength
of what he used to be has to wait a
long time for the secoud table. Chi
All skill ought to be exerted for
anlversal good. Johnson.
IN OUR NEW HOME
You will find us better
equipped that ever to
attend to your wants in
Let us wire your house
Heat & Power Co.
We invite all who desire ohoioe
steak, and the very best cuts of
all other meats to oall at our
market on Eleventh street. We
also handle poultry and fish and
oysters in season.
S. E. MARTY & CO.
Telephone No.1. - Columbus. Neb.
Origin of a Song.
The grumbling of a negro groom led
to the composition of the immortal
"Old Folks at Home." While waiting
for a change of horses at a Kentucky
hostelry the composer. Stephen Foster
author of so many beloved darky mel
odies, heard a melancholy negro mur
mur as he threw n set of harness tu
the ground: "I's sick an' tired o dls
life. I wlsht I was back wif de ole
folks at home."
"Where may that be. Sam?" asked
"Oh." answered the darky, "way
down on de Suwannee river."
The result was the song ns we have
It is the duty of every man who de
sires to carry on his business In peace
and safety to take his share In the
defense of his country. Sir Walter
The rule In carving holds good as to
criticism never cut with a knife what
you can cut with a spoon. Charles
"That girl Is trying to make a fool
"Oh, no! She never. tries anything
ready made." Baltimore American.
A Woman's Mind.
Sillicus A woman never seems a bio
to make up her mind. Cynlcus Why
should she? She would only change It
again Philadelphia Record.
Who bravely dares must sometimes
risk a. fal' -Smollett.
are all fitted with
The Free Engine Clutch
without extra charge
Holds all World's Records
Get the 1911 Catalogue
F. R. GOODWIN, Agt.
WANT TO BUY
The best irrigated land, with the beet
water rights. Which baa produced ham
per crops for the past 20 yean. Price
reasonable. Terms very easy. Kor iar
tiralara write Isaac Conner, Omaha, Neb.
jfiSt UIIIOII PACIFIC
(JH) TUE TULE
WKST BOUND. EAST BOUND.
No. 11 8tam No. I 4:21 am
No.1 Wan am No. 13 !ilam
No.V USnni No.rt 2.-40 pm
No. 17 SjOSpni No. Id 2:10 pm
No. IS Uilp'u No. 10 3:05pm
No. S tiiV.pm ' No. 13 5:57 pm
No.5 J:4Gpm No. 2 3:f4pm
No. 21 llOam No. 22 Opn
No. IV ll0ain No. 'JO 3:00 p m
No.'-M 838 pm No.24 7:12 am
No." Silpm I No. 8 rt:lrtpm
NORFOLK. SPALIHNO ALBION.
No. 77 mxd. d 7:20am No. 79 mxd.. d 60 am
No. 29 pan ..d7ipm No.31 pas ..d lJOpm
No. 30 pas ..a 1:10 p m No. 32 pas ..a!2 JO p m
No. 78 mxd. .a (1:10 pm No. 8ft mxd. .a 7:00 p m
Iailjr except Sunday.
Noa. 1, 2. 7 and 8 are extra fare trains.
Noe. 4. 5, 13 and II are local passengers.
Noa. 58 and 59 are local freights.
Nos. 9 and 18 are mail trains only.
No. 14 dne in Omaha 4:15 p. m.
No. 6 dae in Omaha 5:00 p. m.
C. I. t Q.
No.22.Paas. (daily ex. Sunday) leave.. ..7:25a m
No. 33, Fit. 4 Ac. (d'y ex. Saturday) 1t.5K p m
No. 21. Pass, (daily ex. Monday) arrive..920 p m
No. 31. Frtv& Ac. (d'y ex. Sunday) ar. ..6:15 a m
Fids the Wtirld.
John O. Sprecber of Schuyler, form
rly editor of the Free Lance, is in town
this week soliciting subscriptions to the
Omaha Bee and other papers.
A. G. Johnson was recently at Albion
when he purchased a team of thorough
bred Belfian mares that are as good as
can be found anywhere. Our farmers
an sparing neither pains cor price these
days to secure the beet grades of live
stock that are to be had.
Since the thawing weather set in last
Sunday one could hesr at short intervals
a great boosting noise caused by explod
ing dynamite at the bridges across the
Platte and Loup at Columbus. The ice
is breaking up easily this' season. The
creeks are bask fall of. ice and water and
the way the ducks and geese are flying
northward makes one think spring is
coming even the robins are back.
Ed Hollman'a little son Julius playful
ly pnt some grains of wheat into one of
his ears some time ego and at last it be
gan to cause trouble. Ed brought him
to Leigh bat it seems the wheat could
not be removed so on Thursday of last
week he and Henry Hoellerwent to Col
ambus in Ed's auto and the doctor
there succeeded in getting the grains
out. There was great rejoicing in thai
From the Hon.
Mrs. Roy Oroebj who narrowly escap
ed in the hotel explosion in Niobrara
some time ago is slowly improving in a
Fremont hospital. Last week it was
found necessary to amputate one of her
feet and the doctors now claim she baa
a good chance for recovery.
Monday deputy sheriff Curastil took
Mrs. Vincent to the asylum at Norfolk.
She has beea in the county jail ever sin
ce the shooting affair np near Richland
last fall. She would not accept bonds
for her release so the authorities thought
best to take care of her.
An item of interest to the public and
particularly the people of Richland is
the fact that in four years the Richland
State Bank haa grown from nothing to
$75,000 deposits. The stockholders of
the bank have increased the capital to
$10,000 to keep pace with its rapidly
On Friday or last week Mr. Carl Kluck
and Miss Katie Yesger went to Colum
bus where they were united in marriage.
Miss Yesger is a charming young lady of
this city and Mr. Kluck has done him
self honor in winning her hand. The
groom is the son of Mrs. Johanna Kluck
of this city. The young couple will go
to housekeeping on a farm. May the
happiness of a long and prosperous life
From the faniU
Ed. Riley who has had charge of a
Union Pacific section atOverton, Nebr.,
has been transferred to the Watson
G. W. Erb, who suffered a light stroke
of paralysis a couple of weeks ago and
whose life has been despaired of since
then, was reorted slightly improved
the first of the week.
Owing to the sickness of Mrs. Fred
Hardle the past fall and winter her hus
band has not hail time to pick bis corn.
Last Monday a number of members of
the local Modern Woodmen lodge under
took to pick it for him, but owing to the
mud and water in the field were unable
to complete the job, but tbey got out
about 900 bushels which was quite n
The electric light plant is now in oper
ation, the streets being lighted and many
dwellings and places of business also.
As fast as places can he wired the lights
are turned on and soon the use of oil
lamps in Silver Creek will be small. The
plant promisee to be a great success. It
is one of the most complete plants in the
state ss it gives a fall 24 hour service
and besides furnishing light can also
furnish power and heat.
From the Democrat
"Mr. Dan Drisco',1 has resigned as
moderator of Hist. 75. He intends to
move to Miobigsn soon. Herman
Schlneter has been appointed as his
successor in office." The above taken
from the Pierce County Leader, we
persume refers to the Dan Driscoll who
formerly lived io Platte county. We
are a little surprised to hear that our
old friend Dan . contemplates leaving
Nebraska for a horn in Michigan.
However, we will bet that he will come
back to Nebraska in due time.
A record of about 31 years of continu
ous use as a general merchandise store
building is credited to the Rimers store
building which is vacant this week for
the first time in all those years, and
daring that time, only in the recent few
years practically no change was made
in the ownership of the large stock
which the bnilding always held. No
wonder then that Mr. Eimers, Br., has a
great pride in the store building and
would like to see it continue as one of
the important business plsces of the
Islss ef the Sea.
There are few isles of the sea that
are not known. Even in the south Pa
cific there Is not, it is stated, an iso
lated islet on which the cocoanut palm
can grow which is not marked on the
chart and visited periodically by rep
resentatives of some trader, nor a rock
on which sea birds are accustomed to
congregate and nest whose stores of
guano have not been tested and in
many cases cleared, nor a bank with
in diving distance on which the pearl
shell oyster has Its home which has
not been discovered and stripped of Its
Life, that ever needs forgiveness,
has. for its flrst duty, to forglvsv-Bul-wer
Malr the motf nutri
tious food and the mot
dainty and dehciout.
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No fussing or fretting over
is the aid to many a
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A physician who made a specialty of
stomach troubles, particularly dyspep
sia, after years of stndy perfected the
formula from which Rexall Dyspepsia
Tablets are made.
Our experience with Rexall Dyspepsia j
Tablets leads as to believe tbem to be
the greatest remedy known for the relief
of acute indigestion and chronic dys
pepsia. Their ingredients are soothing
and healing to the intlamed membranes
of the stomach. They ere rich in pepsin,
one of the greatest digestive aids known
to medicine. The relief they afford is
almost immediate. Their use with per
sistency and regularity for a short time
brings about a cessation of the pains
caused by stomach disorders.
Rexall Dyspepsia Tablets will insure
healthy appetite, aid digestion and pro
mote nutritition. As evidence of our
sincere faith in Rexall Dyspepsia Tab
lets, we ask yon to try them at our risk.
If tbey do not give yon entire fcatiaf ac
tion, we will return you the money you
paid us for them, without question or
formality. They come in three sizes,
prices 25 cent". 50 cents and $1.00. Re
member you can obtain tbt-m only at
the Rexall store. Pollock & Co , corner
i:ith and North streets
Solitude is dangerous to reason with
out being favorable, to virtue. Pleas
ures of some sort are necessary to the
Intellectual as to the 'orioml health,
and those who resist gayety will be
likely for the most part to fall a sac
rifice to appetite, for the solicitations
of sense arc always at hand, and a
dram to a vacant nnd solitary persou
Is a speedy and seducing relief. Re
member that the solitary person Is cer
tainly luxurious, probably supersti
tious aad possibly mad. The mind
stagnates for want of employment and
Is extinguished, like a candle in foul
Rastus and His Razzsr.
"You are charged with carrying a
razor." said the magistrate. "What
have you to say;"
"Rut hit's a safety razzer," pleaded
"What difference does that make':"
the court asked.
"Well, yo bono.' a safety razzer am
carried only fo de moral effect."
A Fair Prepesition.
"But," the patient exclaimed, "your
advertisement said 'no cure, no pay. "
"I shall cure you," the doctor replied,
"If you only will lie patient and give
"Very well. I will pay you if you
will be patient and give me time. When
shall I call again?" Chicago Record-Herald.
To California and the
. Pacific Northwest
Low One Way Colonist Rates
March 10, to April 10, 1911
Standard Road of Hie West
ELECTRIC BLOCK SIGNALS
DUSTLESS, PERFECT TRACK
EXCELLENT DINING CARS
For literature and information relative to fares, routes, etc ,
call on or address
ELLIS G. BROWN, Agent,
THE GOLD WAS THERE.
ut Mark Twain Missed It by Just
One Pail ef Water.
With Steve Glllls, a printer of whoaa
he was fond, Mark Twain went sr
Into Calaveras county to a cabin or.
Jackass hill, where Steve's brother
Jim, a lovable, picturesque character
(the "Truthful James" of Bret Harts),
owned mining claims. Mark decided
to spend his vacation In pocket Rais
ing and soon added that science to his
store of knowledge. It was a hRlcyea.
happy three months that ha lingered
there. One day with Jlam Glllls ae
was following the specks of gold that
led to a pocket somewhere p the hill
when a chill, dreary rain set 1r- Jim
was washing and Clemens wan carry
ing water. Tie "color" became better
and better as they ascended, and Gll
lls, possessed with the minlat? passion,
would have gene on regardless of the
ram. Clemens, however, protested aad
declared that each pall of water was
his last. Finally be said In his delib
erate, drawling fashion:
"Jim, I won't carry any saore water.
This work is too disagreeable. Let a
go to the house and wait till It dean
Glllls had just taken out a pas of
"Bring one more pall, Sam," he plead
ed. "I won't do It, Jim! Not r drop!
Not If I knew there was a mllllea
dollars In that pan!"
Tbey left the pan standing there aad
went over to Angel's camp, which was
nearer than their own cabta. The
rain kept on, and they sat around the
grocery and barroom smoking and tell
ing stories to pass the time.
Meanwhile the rain had washed
away the top of the pan of earth left
standing on the slope of Jackass hill
and exposed a handful of aaggefa
pure gold. Two strangers had come
along and. observing It, bad sat dowa
to wait until the thirty day claim
notice posted by Jim Glllls should ex
pire. They did not mind the rain not
with that gold In sight and the mut
ate the thirty days were up they fol
lowed the lead a few pans farther aad
took out $20,000 in all. It was a good
pocket. Mark Twain missed It by
pall of watRr. Chicago Post
A horse dealer was showing a horse
to a prospective buyer. After running
him back and forward for a few min
utes he stopied and said to the buyer:
"What do you think of his coat? Isn't
he u dandy?"
The buyer, noticing that the horse
had the heaves, replied, "Yes, I like
his coat all right, but I don't like his
punts." London Tit-Bits.
Try to secure some part of each day
for meditation. Apart from mem we
can look ourselves more honestly In
the face, lift up our hearts to God and
give our panting lives a chance.
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