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SNAPS IN UITY
Lots in Capital zlddition to
Columbus at from $100 to
$150 each. C C C C
Small payments down on
time to suit purchaser. This
is one of the desirable sec
tions of Columbus and prop
erty will soon double in
value. Already a number of
new residences are being
built in this addition and
others in prospect. Better
get in on the ground floor,
either for a home or invest
ment. iC c c c c
KflRR & ftEWLON 60.
514 West 13th t.
Following is a list of unclaimed mail
matter remaining in the post office at
Columbus, Nebraska, for Iho period end
ing May 3, 1911:
Letters Miss Louise Cook, Mrs. Minn
ie Oohee, Glen Carpenter, Charlie Miller,
W. H. Gewburn. Mrs Ida Mack, Frank
Walter, Mibb Marie Wilson.
Garde Ralph Adkinson, EhtI E
Brown, Mrs. Lizzie Oarper, Mrs. Arthur
G. Finch, Mm. Cora Gray. F. D. Johns,
Jesse Kopp, Mrs. Mnrth-1 Miller, Mrs.
Lena MoOormic, George Porter, Mis. M.
S. Mack, Mrs. T. A. Kodmnn, Miss
Minnie Smith, Irwin ShoiFeld, G. 6cm
mer. Parties calling for any of tae nbove
will please suy, "advertised."
W.A. Uc'Ai.i.istkk. 1. M.
No More "Ticket-of-Leave" Men.
The old ticket-of-leave system the
staple of many an honest melodrama
after Charles Peace; has at last gone
altogether. Henceforth the discharged
convict really anxious to make a clean
etart will not be brought into direct
contact with the police. Up to now
the convict has been supervised by the
police on the one hand and cared for
by various philanthropic societies on
the other, and there has been r.o co
operation between the police and the
societies. The new scheme Is to com
bine into a central body the societies
which have hitherto aided discharged
prisoners and to give this body author
ity to deal with the convicts and funds
to carry on the work. This body will
be responsible for the convicts whose
interests it serves, and Uie police will
have no more dealings with discharged
prisoners so long as they keep from
further crime. From the London Sat
Resents the Criticism.
Mrs. Henry Cabot Lodge, in com
mentlng upon the statement of Ladj
Barah Wilson that American womer
do not take an interest in politics
aid that she had seen only the crust
of society while visiting here, anc
that she could not judge America!
women from those she had met. Sh
aid that American women do take i
healthy, normal interest in politics, ai
do their Enclish sisters.
IS SECRET OF EVERGLADES
Once a Volcano Top, the Place Is
Now Remarkable for Its
One cf the strange facts about the
Everglades region of Florida is that it
Is really a decayed mountain top. The
crest is formed of massive limestone,
usually covered by a mantle of sand.
In this formation are numberless pot
ho'ts, which vary in size from a few
ftv: to thousands of acres; also count
ies lakes of fresh water, springs and
frcoi.ent subterranean streams and
A few miles north, of Cape Sable is
nn outcrop of limestone which projects
to Lake Okeechobee. In this outcrop
is an extensive shallow basin extend
ing ICO miles north and south and
about 70 miles east and west, while
the altitude of its rim Is 12 feet above
mean level low tide in Biscayne bay
and a little less above the Gulf of Mex
ico As a result of the weather and flow
ing water the rim has been worn into
fantastic shapes. The depth of the
basin varies from one foot at the rim
to twelve feet In places, but generally
the rock floor Is from a depth of one
to .-ix feet. And there Is the secret
of the fertility of fie Everglades.
Above the entire rock floor rises a lay
er of muck, formed of an alluvial de
posit and of decayed vegetable matter.
This deposit varies from a few inches
to several feet in thickness. The wa
ter covering this deposit comes from
springs ihat in turn have their source
in the lake. D. A. Willcy. in Cassier's
Franklin M'dse. Go.
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IUVY BUILWMfl IN. EUROPE
Auctro-Hunfary and Francs Plan Ex-
ttnaiva Operation far tha
The Hungarian delegations hare ap
proved the Austro-Hnngarlan naval
program, which calls for an expendi
ture of $65,000,000 In building four
Dreadnoughts, three fast cruisers and
a number of torpedo boats In the next
six years. A squabble with the Aus
trian delegations has arisen over the
partition of contracts for the new
work. Admiral Montecnccoll Is ac
cused of promising Hungary a larger
share than her contribution to the
work entitled her as an Inducement to
pass the naval budget The Austrian
delegations refused to ratify the deal,
and Montecuccoll threatens to resign.
France's naval program, so far as
fixed, provides for laying down this
-fear two 23,500 ton battleships.
Turkey has definitely arranged with
the Armstrongs for the construction
of two first-class battleships at once.
A special commission is visiting for
eign navy yards in search of Informa
tion in order to determine on the dis
placement and armament
PASSING OF TUATARA LIZARD
Is One of Most Ancient Forms of Ani
mal Life Now Found on
The tuatara lizard, found in New
Zealand, is one of the most ancient
forms of animal life now found on
earth. Originally this lizard pos
sessed four eyes, but In the course of
the ages ithas lost one pair and must
now get along with two. The tuatara
lay eggs which are remarkable in that
they require 14 months to hatch, the
embryo passing the winter In a state
These small survivors of past ages
are found only in a few localities and
are becoming very scarce, collectors
from every part of the world being
continually on their trail. They are
about two feet in length, and, in com
mon with other lizards, have the for
tunate characteristic of being able to
replace portions of their limbs or
tails which have been destroyed. It is
asserted that one of these lizards,
owned by a naturalist, had the mis
fortune some time ago to lose an eye
and that a complete new eye, perfect
In every way, has grown in the place
of the old one.
An Officer's Ready Wit,
An ancestor of Tolstoy's, an army
officer, was an excellent mimic. One
day he was mimicking the Emperor
Paul to a group of his friends when
Paul himself entered and for some mo
ments looked von unpercelved at the
antics of the young man. Tolstoy
finally turned and beholding the em
peror he bowed his head and was si
lent. "Go on, sir," said Paul. "Con
tinue your performance."
The young man hesitated a moment
and then folding his arms and repro
ducing every gesture and intonation of
his sovereign he said: 'Tolstoy, you
deserve to be degraded, but I remem
ber the thoughtlessness of youth, and
you are pardoned." The czar smiled
slightly at this speech."Well, be it so,"
Tell It to Rcstand.
"Did you ever notice," inquired the
woman who has just moved to tho
country, "that when you hear a roos
ter crow early In the morning It al
ways sounds a long way off? I used
to observe that when I took my vaca
tions in the country. Even when stay
ing at a place that had a barnyard
full of chickens, I never heard a roos
ter crow close by. It always had a
distant sound, sort of mystic and al
most poetic in the early aawn. Now
I am living in the country I notice
the same shrill, small note, far away
always far away although" there are
lots of chickens in the yard next door
and across the street, too. I'm sure
there's some arrangement between
the chanticlers about this, only we
arc not clever enough to understand
The Crying Need.
An Irato old lady, the wlfo of a
prosperous farmer on the outskirts of
Philadelphia, stepped off a train In
'Broad street station the other day
with a face like a thunder cloud. Any
one could see in that scowling coun
tenance the smoldering fire that
might break forth at any minute.
Stamping excitedly on the platform,
she gnashed her teeth in a struggle
to keep back the tears. Finally she
buttonholed the first person who
would listen to her tale of woe.
"What's all this here talk of educat
ing young men to be civil engineers?"
she screeched, indignantly. "What we
need In this here country is more
civil conductors and less sassy brake
men." Philadelphia Times.
Will Train Servants.
Mrs. Mary Gray of Newark and
other New Jersey women are Inter
ested in a state-wide movement tc
solve the servant question. The plat
proposed is to provide better servants
by providing cooking and training
schools, and these will be started tc
the cities where girls may learn evcrj
branch of housework. Girls who ar
educated simply by going the roundj
of the homes in any community, cat
not be expected to be property cdu
cated. Servants will be classified :m
der the new plan and when proficient
will be given diplomas.
De Style Old Dreemy doesn't build
castles in the air any more.
Gunbusta Is that se?
De Style He builds aeroplane sta
tions in the air now. Judge's Li.
Between Office Boys.
"How'U you get off forthe opening
game? You killed your grandmother
off last season."
"Ill get off to go to,grandfather'
wedding. What's the matter with the
old man getting married again?"
DURING the month of May we
give pictures away, 1 dozen
beet cabinet photos to the prettiest
. boy baby, prettiest girl baby, and
fattest baby, one year and nnrier.
Every baby entered will get one
picture free. Gallery north of
Thuretou hotel. Competent judges
will be chosen.
TOM WELDON WAS TOO MEAN
He Was Not the Kind of Poor Man
Andrew Carnegie Advised
Girls to Marry.
Andrew Carnegie recently advised
some New York girls to marry poor
men. "I would rather bo born poor
than a millionaire," he said, "and I
have had experience of both estates."
At a dinner Mr. Carnegie, elabora
ting the above, said:
"I suppose these girls will all take
my advice about marrying poor men.
Poor men are so much easier to find
than rich ones. But that is no hard
ship. "So many people think that a poor
young couple, to get on, must practice
the niggardly meanness of Tom Wel
don. 'Tom Weldon, on a journey from Al
toona to Philadelphia, got into a game
of cards with aj young man. Tho
young man lost steadily. Finally, as
Philadelphia drew near, he was out a
total of $61.
"The young man had a hard hunt to
produce all this money. From one
pocket he took two $20 bills, from an
other two fives, from his waistcoat a
$10 goldpiece and a silver dollar, and
from his trousers a half-dollar, a quar
ter, two dimes and four pennies. Tho
final penny he couldn't find, search
where he would.
"'I'm awful sorry ho said to Tom
Weldon. 'I'm a cent short
"'Never mind, young man,' said
Tom, genially. 'We won't stick at a
cent You can give your evening paper"
Making It Plain.
"If there Is anything I am proud
of," said Emmy Wehlen, now playing
In Marriago a la Carte, "it is tho de
scriptive power of my sex. Once,
when I was playing in Pittsburg, my
best chum went out to inspect some
locomotive works, and here is how
she described it when she got home.
'You pour she said, 'a lot of sand
into a lot of boxes, and you throw old
stove lids and things into a furnace,
and then you empty the and every
body yells and swears. Then j'ou
pour it out, let it cool and pound it,
and then you put in it a thing that
bores holes in It. Then you screw it
together and paint it, and put steam
In It, and it goes splendidly; and they
take it to a drafting-room and mako
a blue print of it But one thing I
forgot they have to make a holler.
One man gets inside and one gets out
side, and they pour.il frightfully; and
then they tie it to the other thing,
and j'ou ought to see it go!'"
Norman Hapgood. the noted editor,
quoted in an address on Lincoln, a Lln
colnism of great value to parents.
"Lincoln," said Mr. Hapgood, "was
vice talking to a dissipated man of
middle age who was lamenting over
the fact that his seventeen-year-old
son had just begun to indulge In dis
sipation. " 'Well, there is just one way,' said
Lincoln, 'to bring up a child in the
way it should go, and that is to travel
that way yourself"
Is the Business
with its comforta
ble, roomy fitting
qualities, its low,
broad heel, and toe
expression of good
We picture the Jap
Model in a soft Glazed
, Kid Blucher, with a
I heavy single sole of old-
j fashioned oak -tanned
leather. We have other
models of the Nettleton
Make, but recommend
the Jap to the busy man ,
for every day wear.
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BABY THEN TOOK HER NAP
Ooaa Thtnfa to Unaryakable Dolt
That Invarjtar Had fellavad to
A .New Jraeyt"nan and his wife
(went on a little vacation trip with
some friends in .an automobile last
week. They left the baby at home
with the maternal grandmother and
the baby's uncle. All the while the
parents were away the baby was up
permost In their thoughts. In one of
the towns they passed through they
saw a sign in a shop window adver
tising an "unbreakable" doll. They
stopped the machine and hurried in to
get one for the baby. It was just
what they had been looking for, and it
seemed a providential occasion to fill
a long-felt want.
When they got .home they gave the
unbreakable doll to tho baby. The
baby Is a little maiden not yet two
years old, but already has a fondness
for dolls. She has also a desire to
destroy them that some of the friends
of the family call abnormal. She has
more ways of breaking up her dolls'
than have ever been noticed before:
Therefore what would happen to the
unbreakable toy was a matter that
was watched with considerable inter
est not only by her Immediate family
but by those In the neighborhood who
were informed of the experiment.
The baby did not have the doll in
her arms more than two minutes be
fore she tried her strength. At the
first attempt to pull it apart she was
unsuccessful, and appeared to bo puz
zled. After swinging her right arm to
and fro and seeming to do a little
shadow boxing, just to seo if she was
in good condition or whether the trou
ble was with the doll, she tackled It
again. This timo she did better, and
the doll retired from tho encounter
with a fractured skull. This seemed
to encourage tho baby, and she hurl
ed the doll with excellent air and all
her force against the marble fireplace.
Tho doll's neck was broken as the re
sult In half an hour, as the result of
the baby's efforts, the unbreakablo
doll was reduced to pieces fit only
for tho scrap heap. Then the child
lay down for her afternoon nap and
went to sleep with a seraphic smilo
on her face. She had achieved what
tho Inventor of tho unbreakable doll
had believed to be impossible. She
did not know this, but sho was well
satisfied with the result.
His Reason for Secrecy.
Every fight fan In Xew York, says
the correspondent of Tho Cincinnati
Times-Star, knows little "K. O."
Brown, who has won that title because
he wins most of his battles by a knock
out When he is in tho ring ho la a
muscular youngster, all wire and mus
cle. and with a most formidable fight
ing frown. Outside tho ring he is just
a schoolboy, blonde, smooth-faced,
modest and everything but pugilistic
in appearance. The other night the
coppers raided the street on which he
lives and caught "K. O." and a dozen
other youthful malefactors. They had
been playing football In the open
street They were taken to Night
"C'n I give a name that ain't me
own?" asked "K. O." of tho court.
The magistrate wanted to know
what was up, of course, and expressed
astonishment when he was told that
tho quiet, pleasant looking little chap
was the fighter who is working his
way toward the top of the pugilistic
"And why do you want to keep your
name a secret?" asked he of young
"Because." said the fighter, "ir mo
mother hears that I have been pinched
shell lam the daylights out of me."
H. F. GREINER
STAPLE DRY GOODS
Corner llth and Olive Streets
Our Goods are the Best
Money Can Buy- and
are Sold for
Wc have a fine line of Embroidery for
10c and 15c a yard.
Our Silk Waists are of the latest 1 7c
style and pattern, from $3 to 0fri f g
Ladies' Gauze Vests of all descrip- rnA
tions, from 10c to JUu
Allover Embroidery and Flounces, 7c n
from 50c per yard to ( Jj
A good line of Men's fine Shirts, A I QC
from 50c to q ij
If you need anyWindow Shades, we C(jn
have them to sell, each, 25c to JUu
Our line of
cannot be beat in
Quality as they are
the best money can buy
Now if you are looking for bargains, we
have them to offer, strictly on cash basis:
Dr. William J. Gies of the College of
Physicians and Surgeons, was discuss
ing at a dinner in Xew York, his re
cent dictum that cannibalism is the
Ideal diet, for tho reason that the best
food is the one which most nearly ap
proaches the bodily composition of
"Cannibalism tho ideal regimen,"
aid Dr. Gies. smiling, "and tho books
of Stanley. Jameson. Barttelot and
other explorers will bear me out. The
cannibals of tho Congo are wonderful
ly fine fellows physically.
"But cannibalism is, of course, as
unpleasant and as impossible as the
economy suggested by the southern
" 'Here,' said her husband to her. 'If
you're going in to tho village, buy me
5 cents worth of snuff.
"But tho womaai shook her hend.
" 'No,' she said, 'times are too hard
for snuff-taking. In future, John, you
must just tickle your nose with a
OR LBS. OF SUGAR FOR
Zv Will be sold with every $50O
worth of Merchandise. Satur
day, April 22.
FLOUR the home made product
Avvn7hnr1t7 Irnnws it will Iir
sold on the same day, f 1
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BARS OF LENOX SOAP
here's where you get more
than your money's worth..
COFFEE, the regular 25c kind
and Tea for 25c per lb.
5 LBS. FOR
COME IN-WE WILL INTEREST YOU
We always pay the highest market price
for Produce and special care will be
given to telephone orders.
Credit, Yes; Money, No.
James J. Hill does not like to give
money to people who know little of
business. The widow of a former
friend camo to him one day. Sho
wanted a small loan with which to
open a boarding house.
"Sorry, Mrs. Blank," said busy Mr.
Hill, "but I can't let you have any
money. Go and start" your boarding
"But I can't without money. Mr.
Hill. I must pay rent and buy fur
niturc and many things."
"Nothing of the kind, Mrs. Blank,"
said Mr. Hill. "Go and get a good
house; get a bill for six months' rent;
turnish the house. Send bills to me.
I'll pay 'em. Sorry I can't let you
have any money. Good day, and good
luck to you." The Sunday Magazine.
"Every man can find work if he
uses 'his brains," said Andrew Carne
gie, in an after-dinner address In New
York. "If there are no more opent
ings in oil and sugar, rubber should
be turned to, and if the automobile
trade grows crowded, then there will
probably be openings In tho aeroplane
"Wc should all he like the piano
tuner I once met out west.
"'Why,' I said to him for we were
in a wild, unsettled country 'surely
piano tuning can't be very lucrative
here. I shouldn't imagine that pianos
were very plentiful in this region.
"'No. sir, they're not.' said the
piano tuner, 'but I make a pretty fair
income by tightening up barbed wire
A Wise Mayor.
;ayor Crump, at a Democratic ban
quet in Memphi3, said of a political
"He is as Inconsistent in politics as
njan is in love.
"Man's Inconstancy In love is, you
know, proverbial. Tho average man,
as soon as ho win3 a woman, tires of
her. The advice I'd give to every girl
"'There is only one way to keep a
man's love, and that is never to re
turn It ' "
Great Concrete Bridge.
There was recently opened for traf
fic at Aukland, New Zealand, a rein
forced concrete bridge, which con
tains the largest masonry arch In ex
istence. The structure consists of
nine approach spans of from 43 to 81
feet, and a great central arch of 320
fret. The latter is hinged at the abut
ments and at the center.
It consists of two separate ribs, con
nected by cross stmts, with a floor
resting on slender columns built up
from the ribs. Provision Is made for
a 2 !-foot roadway and two six-foot
sidewalks. Scientific American.
Matter of Breathing.
Teachers will be interested in the
experiments of Dr. Noble, connected
with tho New York schools. He finds
that many boys are vicious looking
and bad because they do not breatho
properly. One boy who Bcowled at
his teacher and frequently played
truant, after a course in breathing
lessons became a bright, upright-looking
boy and fond of school.
Much More Worth Inspecting. '
"Johnny, you havo been fighting. I
can tell It by the look In your eye."
"Yes, mother, and you ought to see
the look in the other boy's eye."
Gave Overshoes as Alms.
Mayor William F. Connery of Lynn,
Mass., came close to obeying the
Scriptural injunction concerning char
ity to the very letter when he took
off a pair of rubbers and gave them to
in old man. The mayor was hurrying
home for luncheon, when the old man
isked him for 50 cents.
The mayor said: "I haven't it. What
do you want it for?"
"I need a pair of rubbers," said the
old man. The mayor saw that the
man's shces were full of holes.
"Here, take mine." said he. peel
ing off the footgear. They were an
excellent fit, and the beggar departed
loud in bis praises.
Now is the timeto select
a Monument, so as to
have it ready for Decora
tion Day. We have just received a large assortment of
Monuments and Markers of the latest designs and work
manship on them cannot be excelled, as our power cut
ters give an equipment unequalled in this part of the state
&RNEST 6. BERGMAN
616 West 12th St. Bell Phone 114
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