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Valedictory Address Of Miss
Ryan, of The 1911 Claw
St. Francis Academy.
On a beautiful evening in May, I
aat by a weatern window contemplat
ing tbe wondroua works of the Cre
ator even in tbla material world. The
air was redolent with the blossoms
of spring, while it seemed as if the
birds were chanting their evening ser
vice, before retiring to their leafly
habitation to seek their rest.
The sun was dipping its golden
disk below the horizon and beyond my
line of vision. Long after it had dis
appeared from view its radiance il
lumed the evening clouds giving them
not only a "Silver Lining," but one of
purple and gold. Unannounced ex
cept by the beauty of the scene came
the query to my mind. If this terres
tlal world with all its sin and sorrow
presents such a soul-inspiring pano
rama what must be the splendor,
the grandeur of that Celestial City,
whose walls are of Sapphire and pure
gold! Would that we might enter
it this very day! How long these rev
eries lasted, I know not, but all at
once a most noble and beauteous be
ing stood before me, and addressed
"You are anxious to fathom the
mysteries that He far beyond your
ken, "they will be made known to
you in God's good time." "I am the
Angel of Science" true science,
which is the handmaid of faith"; "my
greatest desire is to make known to
man how God still speaks as in days
of old; speaks to us In a new lan
guage of mysterious radiant energies
and wonderful measureless powers."
God speaks to man in the revelations
of the X-rays, the never-ceasing vi
brations of Radium, in the stupend
ous currents of wireless telegraphy,
and in the multitude of chemical and
mechanical sublemities of trans
formed and applied forces."
"Would you like to know the great
achievements of the human intellect
the perfection which this material
world can attain, provided man places
no barrier to obstruct God's plan
then follow me."
"Tbe present century was nearing
its close, I found myself in strange
surroundings; everything appeared
different. My mysterious guide no
ticing the look of awe and wonder
manifested on my countenance, ex
plained. "This is one of our well
known American Cities." "Do yon
not recognize it?"
As I glanced be me I saw hundreds
of people step out upon the sidewalk
which carried them rapidly in the di
rection of uptown. A parallel walk
on the same side or the street was
moving with its human freight down
town. Signals were given by persons
desiring to step off tbe walk at a cer
tain corner. "Where am I"; "this
surely cannot be Omaha, St. Louis.
Chicago or even New York 1 gasped."
There are no cars, surface or ele
vated. "O, yes, but it is the Omaha
of 1990." "The cars run under
ground; there are no railway or
street car accidents any more." "The
moving sidewalks are sufficient for
surface travel;" "See! in the middle
of the wide 6treet there is a double
express sidewalk , that stops only at
every sixth block; the others stop at
every second block."
"A narrow space between the
building permits pedestrians to reach
any point desired before stepping on
tbe moving sidewalk for rapid trans
it." "But, granting the removal of
surface and elevated trains, there is
not a familiar object to be seen, no
sky scrapers no dwarfed buildings in
contrast, no hideous incongruities, no
discords of color and material. This
beautiful city can't be Omaha."
"Yes. this is Omaha, but this Is
the age of concrete and aluminum,
hence the order, symmetry and beauty
in the construction of buildings; not
only are the homes made attractive,
but the cultivation of pure ideals Is
encouraged, a higher appreciation
of the beautiful contributes to tbe
higher culture of the mind."
ing Out into the world eminent jurists,
saints and scholars-'. "The red man
of America, too, can only be distin
guished from his white brother of the
Caucasian Race, by the physiogomy
of. .his. features.. In. mental develop
ment, in every phase of civilisation,
he is his equal. Ho Uvea In a cul
tured home, the nursery of national
and domestic peace and unity.
"I was still very much puzzled over
tbe new order of things, when my
companion broke the silence once
more, telling me to took again more
closely at the long stretch of build
ings on each side of the street. I saw
the skyline unbroken, save by the
spires of churches; all the buildings
were of equal height "How noble the
effect" was my mental ejaculation!
But I noticed also, that every spire
had a cross defined against the sky
"How is ft," I ventured to ask. that
the Sects have been induced to use
this. the common symbol of salva
tion? To which I received in answer
"There are no Sects, in this truly
enlightened city; Difference of opin
ion regarding revealed truth Indicated
a sort of mental aberration. "Now all
this has been banished by electrical
treatment of the brain, hence the dis
appearance of the sects." "A normal
brain receives the truth, and a nor
mal will submits to Its behests."
All this seemed most reasonable
but still much of it was somewhat
vague to my understanding, so I ven
tured to address my guide once more
for explanation. "How Is it that we
do not even see a single newsboy on
the streets?" "There are none."
"The children are no longer engaged
in any wage-earning employments ex
cept In an educational way; the old
time factory with its sweat-shops, its
tainted atmosphere has disappeared;
moreover there are no newsboys be
cause there are no newspapers."
"Notice the crowds hurrying in the
same direction. We will accompany
them, for it Is Mirror Hour, and all
are on their way to the Forum of this
district." Here we found three of its
boundary walls covered with huge
metallic mirrors, where on, were pic
tured tbe .principal events of the day
in all parts of the world. Comments
and explanations were made by
means of a powerful phonograph.
"The telephone is now also greatly
improved; not only is news carried
by means of it to every home in the
city and suburbs but with equal ease
and accuracy we can converse with
those separated "from us by the broad
expanse of sea and ocean." "Truly
a wonderful product of the God-like
genius, which the Creator has im
pressed on the human intellect!"
My astonishment knew no bounds,
but I ventured to say "We have
heard nothing about the murders, the
suicides, the divorces, the strikes, the
riots and the lynchings that have
taken place," to which my loving ge
"Murder happens but once in a
quarter of a century, suicide even
more seldom and the others never
happen at all. Accounts of such oc
currences disgraced the newspapers
of former times. Now if there be
such events, the records of them are
reserved for official notice only, they
are never published."
"We would as soon think of let
ting our sewer-pipes empty their
poisonous contents into our principal
streets, or into our Park-fountains, as
to permit the publication of the com
mission of sin ana civic crimes."
"You see there was the complete tri
umph of true Christianity, and as a
result of that, a great political reform.
The 19th and 20th centuries had lofty
ideals but sought to attain them with
out the aid of religion; failure was in
evitable." "How often did not the
proud stupid spirit of the would-be
scientists cry out, "The hand is the
hand of science," but failed to add:
"The voice is the voice of God!"
All this impressed itself most vi
vidly on my mind, as I recalled some
of those very smmes such as Darwin.
Haekel. Huxley and many others
whose false science like wandering
fires, blazed awhile and all at once
disappeared in the utter darkness.
"The Race Problem, too has long
since been solved by the voluntary I their philosophy and names alike sunk
exouus or tne negro, led by another in oblivion.
Moses Into their promised land, that Another problem however arose
of Central Africa, where a great re- within me. and so I ventured the que
public now flourishes; they have tion. "Have you then abolished la
churches, and schools and are send- bor?" "Par from it, but we nave ban
ished all its hardships aid removed
all the causes for its complaints and
"The population Is divided into two
classes; the laboring and the pro
fessional." "Mutual respect aad help;
fulness exist everywhere, for the pro
fessional as well as the laborer. Is not
idle; among their number wo ted tho
artist, the musician, the poet, the au
thor in fact all those, who need lei
sure to make their productions a ac
"Have you then abolished poverty."
I meekly Ignored. No," "the Divine
Master said, "The poor yoa have al
ways with you. There are the sick
the helpless and the unsuccessful, a
precious burden on the charity of tho
strenuous, who Joyously bear it Pov
erty caused by crime or dissipation
however does not exist
"One question more, said I, most
solemnly. "Do people die now?" "O
yes, certainly." The Church militant
is still loyal to the Church triumphant
and sends to it her brave soldiers by
way of the church suffering." Of all
the strange things, I found that grim
Death was unchanged, altho he was
shorn of much that made his name
so dreadful. Pondering over this as
pect of things, I looked around ask
ing myself whether there was any
thing else new under the sun yearn
ing almost for the old common place
times and companions. My heavenly
visitor had disappeared. Once more
I found myself within the walls of 8t
Francis Academy. It too had under
gone many Innovations and Improve
ments too numerous to mention. I
observed however that the Religious
who had charge, wore brown habits
There I again felt at home; I had a
vague remembrance that in childhood
it had been told to me. that the Order
of St Francis would exist to the end
of time. My only desire now was the
realization of the promise made to me
at the beginning of my journey. life's
schooFdays were nearly over. I
yearned for the life beyond whose
bliss no mortal hand can pen. Some
thing told me the hour was near!
Once more I looked around for the
dear Classmates of 1911; for the kind
familiar faces of parents, teachers
and friends: for the benign counte
nance of Dear Reverend Father, who
had so zealously instructed and guided
us on the straight and narrow path,
and O joy unspeakable! There was
missing not one. ,
Kind Friends It is needless to re
mark that my glimpses were purely
imaginations, nevertheless as Vale
dictorian of my Class, and in behalf
of my schoolmates, I heartily express
the wish that whatever I have stated
in it concerning both yon and me,
may be fully realized.
May we the Class of 1911 ever
strive after the highest Ideal searing
in mind that with the help of God, all
things can be accomplished Deo Ju
vanti! what power is not compre
hended in these short words! Relying
upon them, we shall ever find "Sweet
solace of our Labors." They shall
be to us an anchor on life's stormy
sea, a motor power urging us onward
to the highest excellence of a pure
and noble life.
Again and again have we been im
pressed, with the necessity of relying
upon God, and our God-given talents.
and as we bid adieu to the days of
our school life, we shall ever hold In
memory's shrine this sacred truth as
a sanctuary of God's promise.
Its influence shall be our guide, a
veritable beacon star emblematic of
the grand aims that have animated
our hearts and of the high hopes that
at this moment thrill us. Deo Ju
rante! Be thou our Polar Star on the
tempestuous ocean of life.
Faithful to Thee, it shall be given
us, to respond, to act, to persevere.
When eternity open for us, its vast
Portals may we stand before the
throne of the Most High, adorned with
imperishable garlands of heavenly
May the inspiration conveyed lo us
in the words of our Motto, Sweet So
lace of our Labors, then be rally un
derstood, and truthfully we hope that
their reward shall be tbe Beatific Vi
sion; glorious, all-pervading. all
County Aissaior CUrbr sad his as
sistants have completed the recapKe
hUfoa of the assessment Igarea for
the esuaty. which show a total net
loss of about a aaarter of a million
dollars la the actual value of prop
erty la tbe county aa compared wKh
last year. This heavy loss la due, af
coarse, to the heavy fall la the
prices of farm products aa well aa of
farm animals, particularly horses and
hogs, which were much lowar la price
oa April 1 this year than they were
oa the same data la 1919.
Taa following table of
taken from taa coaaty
hooka, show the vaJuatlaaa of each
township this, year aa compered with
oae year ago." According to this table,
every towashlp shows a loan with the
exceptloBs of the city of Columbus,
aad Butler aid Lost Creak townships.
Towashlp. 1919 1911
Columbus Ctty..Sl,C7M25 H.712.SC5
Grand Prairie .. 24S.9C9 24.790
Creston 499J29 393.385
Sherman ...?..'. 315.115 281.825
Butler 9JM95 279.130
Lost Creek ...... SC6.159 M4.909
Joliet 229,145 219.S29
Bismark ...!... 323,420 287.929
Burrows 21C.925 211.949
Shell Creek .... 213,435 194455
Columbus 389.955 354435
Humphrey 399.f95 897.599
Granville 5C7.909 594.330
Loup 114.100 93,310
Walker ....7... 378-.940 372.720
Oconee ....:'.... 25583 223.915
Monroe ..'......' 221.280 204,015
St Bernard .... 517.440 441,915
Woodvllle ...... 248.S30 233.535
Total .....,!.. 47.377,133 $7,082,095
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Washing aad ironing wanted. Mrs.
Nina Jackson, General Delivery.
Mrs. FrankKersenbrock speat Sun
day ia Create, the guest of her
sister. Mrs. Jackson.
For Sale Practically new Round
Oak steel range. Am using gas. Chan.
L. Dickey, Columbus, Neb.
A. Elbergreen, a stranger was
fined a dollarand coats la police court
this morning tor being trunk,
John Fox will leave the last of the
week; for Fremont, where he intends
to eater hia horses in the races.
, 8hermaa Dixon, a prominent farmer
from near Creston,- drove to tbe city
this atorniag in bis automobile oa a
Mrs. Geo. Webster returned to her
home in Gibbon, Wednesday, after
spending a' Tew days in this city vis
Mrs. J. C. Tiffany left the first of
the we ek for Ottumwa. Iowa, for a
three weeks' 'visit with er daughter.
Mrs. L. R. Kails.
IflsToJtf, wit rteaatiy wenf from
here ttf David City to operate a pool
hall, has had his license revoked
by the dty council, taa charge being
that. he waa allowlag minors to re
main la hia place, aad keeping opea
after tea o'clock, the refuired closing
The trouble hetweea Frank Brlggs
aad Matt Allison over a line fence.
aad which has aeea aired in the
courts a number of times ia la -the
lime light again. This time. Mr. A1H
aoa complains that hia neighbor tore
down soma fencing belonging to him.
The case has act yet coma to trial.
C. M. Graeather left this afternoon
for Excelsior Springs, Missouri, la re
sponse to aa argent call from the
bedside of his sister, Mrs. Max
Bruckner, of Platte Center. Mrs.
Bruckner has been there taking treat
meat for several weeks, and appears
to have taken a sudden turn for the
Charles Anderson has filed suit in
county court against Robert Maxwell.
In which he complains that he sold
the defendant an automobile some
time ago, together with full equip
ment, and there is aow due a balance
of $199.80. for which he asks judg
ment, together with Interest from
July 30, 1910.
August Schroeder was arrested this
week on a John Doe warrant sworn to
by City Attorney LIghtner. charging
him with stealing a cold chisel valued
at fifty cents. Tbe court thought It
might prove a good lesson to impose
a fine of tea dollars and costs, which
he failed to" pay and Is now living at
the county jail while pondering over
Mrs. Vena Mostek filed a petition
in district court yesterday praying for
a divorce from Joseph Mostew. She
recites that they were married on
February 8,' 1901. in Lincoln, and that
five living children are the Issue of
the marriage. She alleges that he has
become very cruel to her and the
children, and calls her vile names,
and asks that she be granted an abso
lute divorce from him, and that she
be given the custody of the children.
Miss Clara Abts Is entertaining two
young lady friends this week, alias
Grace Schwind, of Dubuque, Iowa, aad
Miss Anna Eberhart, of Grand Island.
Tin Columbus Bargain Store
. 419 Eleventh Street
Will put on sale the Entire General
Stock of Merchandise
in order to Remodel Store.
Sale Begins June 23rd
Mr. and Mm. McClanuhaa, of Prim
rose, aad Miss Holcomb, of Osceola,
are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. Mc-
Claaaaha this week.
The ladles of the Satre Nous club
went to Humphrey Thursday to be the
guests of. Mrs? Earl Weaver, a former
member of tbjr club.
Mr. and Jfnt' H. A. Clark' and chil
dren weat "to Lake OkoaojI. Iowa.
Thursday-to.spend a week with -Mr.
Clark's mother' at Her suauier noma.
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Fighting aad' threatening to figh
waa the complaint made by Walter
Borowlak agalast Paul Borowlak this
week. Judge O'Brien has not yet
heard the case.
Miss Mamie Elliott, who la at a
hospital at Rochester. Minnesota.
where aha weat two weeks ago, to un
dergo a surgical operation, Is reported
to be getting along nicely.
Mrs. Roy Hubbard and daughters.
Ila aad Edith, of Glencoe. Minnesota,
arrived the first of taa week for a
month with Mrs. Hubbard'a parents.
Mr. and Mrs. William Woodbeck.
Leo Mathews, secretary of the dem
ocratic state committee, waa la the
city yesterday. While here, ha mala
arraagemeata for a meeting of the
committee to meet fere oa Jane 30.
J. C. Byrnes has so far recovered
from his recent operation aa to be
able to sit ap, hsvlsg risen from his
bed last Friday. It Is expected that
ha will be able to return home by the
Utter part of the week.
Mrs. Ernst (Meager aad children, of
Salt Lake City, have aeea taa guests
of Mrs. M. Bragger aad other Colum
bus relatives this week. They are en
route to 8t Joseph, Missouri, where
they intend to make their future
The streets and grades committee
of the city- council made a trip to
Omaha Saaday to inspect the oiled
streets with a view of trying aa ex
periment here In piling the streets.
They report that they saw streets
there, some of which had had the oil
oa for a week, some for a month and
some for several months, and the re
sult seemed to he so satisfactory that
they will probably recommend to the
council to oil some of the Columbus
R. W. Young received a message
last Thursday from his brother,
Clarke Young, that his wife had died
at Saa Diego. California, the Sunday
precedingC and that he was on his
way to Quincy. Michigan, with the
remains. Mr. Young hurried to the
train to meet hia brother, whom he
had not seen for eighteen years, and
with whom even then he had but a
very few moments of time to visit
The brother will stop here for a few
days on his return from the east for
A man who will break into a house
may be a coward as well as a thief,
but a creature who will steal chickens
Is worse because of his almost Infinite
smallaess. Last Wednesday evening,
while Mr. A. M. Mahaffey was at the
bedside of his dying wife at the home
of their daughter, Mrs. G. M. Douglas,
north of the city, some body made it
a business to carry away a number of
chickens from the Mahaffey home. To
commit such depredations under or
dinary circumstances Is bad, but un
der such conditions well, it must go
A party of Columbus people, con
ststiag of Judge and Mrs. Ratterman.
Sheriff Lachnlt, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Lewejbhann attended a picnic
at the farm', home of John McPhlUlps.
In Joliet township yesterday. The
picnic proceeds were for Che benefit
of St. John's church, which Is situ
ated near the McPhlUlps home.
Mrs. Anton Simon, of Humphrey,
m a patieat at St. Mary's hospital,
where she underwent a very dlflcult
and dangerous operation Moaday. The
operation Is said to have been suc
cessful. The operation consisted of
the removal of a tumor, weighing nine
At the home of the bride's parent,
Mr. aad Mrs. J. B, Curtis, oa west
Thirteenth street, Miss Grace, Curtie
aad Mr. Frank Darr were married
Wednesday noon. Rer. Was. Xaad
ers, rector of taa Grace church, per
formed taa ceremony, hi the areseaee
of a few Meade aad relatives. The
bride waa gowned la white batiste
and carried roses. The bride la taa
youngest daughter of Mr. aad Mrs. J.
B. Curtis and the groom ia chief clerk
la the pssseager department at the
Union Pacific aeadeuartere at Omaha.
Mr. aad Mrs. Darr left taa same even
lag for a three weeks trip la the
west aad will he at home to their
Meads after July 1st at Omaha.
Jane brides seem to be plentiful la
Platte coaaty taw year, the records
In the ofike of Judge Ratterman show
ing that eight licenses have aeea is
sued during the past week. .Those
receiving the permits were Francis
G. Durr. of Omaha, ad Miss Grace M.
Curtis, of Columbus; Hans F. Peter
son, of Benson, and Miss Ida Heber
llng, of Columbus; Frank A. Jura and
Mrs. Fannie M. Teskey, of Schuyler;
John Foley, of Schuyler, and Miss
Anna Adams, of Humphrey; Paul A.
Morris, of Little Rock. Arkansas, and
Miss Lucy A. Melton, of Lake Char
ton. Louisiana; Ralph E. Turner, of
Chicago, and Miss HuMa V. Malm. o9
Wahoo; Alfred J. Anderson, of
Omaha, and Miss Mary Irene Turner,
of Columbus; Louis Glur and Miss
Mary Stanzel, of Columbus.
Once upon n time, many .years ago.
when Platte county people had
county fairs and other such exhibi
tions, a lady owned a handsome
watch, encased In n locket. One day
that lady lost her beautiful watch
while attending the fair as everybody
did in those good old times, and per
chance she believes to this day that
she was robbed of it by some passing
miscreant But act so. The watch
has been found. One day this week
the young son of R. S. Palmer was
playing on the site of tbe old fair
ground and saw a peculiar shaped
object He stopped to pick it up. It
was heart-shaped, aad the dial oa the
front showed that It bad one day
been the valued property of some one
who perhaps had regarded It as a
valued gift from some loved one. Mr.
Palmer took the remains of the watch
to a jeweler, and found that It had
once been a valuable article, and un
doubtedly the owner was as' much
grieved to lose it aa she would be sur
prised aow if aha were to see R again,
even-tboaga it had lain in the soil
threats these many years, aad rusted
and disfigured almost beyond recog-BKfoa.
The followiaa: poultry market is re
ported oa June 21, 1911. Prices sub
act to change:
Hens, par lb 8
Butter, per lb 14-18
Eggs, par dozen 10
STOCK AND GRAIN MARKET
Wheat, per bu 76
White cora, per bu
Yellow aad mixed corn 46
Oats, per bu 32
'.Hogs, per 100 lbs 85.555.70
The Congregational Church offers
the following service for next Sun
day. Of the morning. 11 o'clock, the
Pastor will speak from the subject:
The Standing Ground of A Christian
Following the morning service there
will be an Important business meet
ing. Every Congregatlonalist should
The choir will render the following
program for the evening worship:
Hymn "Hark. Hark. My Soul."
Solo "At Eventide". Lester
Scripture Love's Behest.
Soto "When Falls the Shades
f Night." Miss Galley.
Duet "Love Devlne." Misses
Weaver and Babcock.
The Lord's Prayer.
Hymn "Beneath the Cross of Je
sus." Solo "Calleth Thou Thus. O Mas
ter." Mrs. Rathburn.
Soto Selected. Mrs. Bower.
Solo Just For Today. Miss' Greta
Hymn "O Love That Wilt Not Let
0" 1 EXCEPTIONAL I
Lees than Half Price
These remarkable prices are made to move the following
ears. Better come and set them at once,
and get first choice.
FIRST OverUmd, 30 h. p. 5-passenfer, magneto,
- tpeedomrterckains, etc, tires good, runs fine
and in the very beat condition. Coat new $1500,
our price now $750.
SECOND Moliae 5-passenger, four cylinder, 30 h. p.
good top, three apeed sliding gear transmission,
paint and tires good. Cost new $2120, will sell
THIRD Reo 2 cylinder, 24 h. p 4-passenger road
ster, owerkauled, repainted, all ores retreaded,
and in good running shape. Cost new $1050,
wiB sell for $400.
FOURTH Reo runabout, in good shape, never had a
repair put on it, well equipped, and cost new
$625, wiH sefl for $375.
All these prices are reanarltably low, and you should
cone and see these cars. It is a chance to buy
STgood value at a low price. Better come in.
Mr. aad Mrs. Geo. Taylor, waa save
Just returned from their hoaeymooa
trip, aad nave aeea vlsltlsg Mr. aad
Mrs. O. P. Taylar for taa past weak;
win leave tomorrow for their Kama la
Wallace. Mr. Taylor la taa Burlleg
toa aieat at Wallace.
Miss Elisabeth Sheehaa. who has
aeea teaching ia Llacola daring taa
winter, returned home taa fret of taa
week. Duriag see summer aha win
teach la seme of tie larfeet Institutes
ia taa state, a aft has esfanUeeeal Grand Bland with em.
mm varnauM ispaisiiaa aa s
Three won and three tost Is tha rec
ord of the Columbus ball team for the
past week, which Is certainly much
hatter than our report was last week.
Several chances have been made la
the persoaael of the team. Badara
aad Malum, havian; been released mat
week, when the team waa ap la the
air. B. Brown is aow playm third
tha position held all through
eaaoa by Malum. Agnew la
dela service behind the bat
for tha Discoverers. The team la
sow oat on a swing nround the dr
da. Playlsg three games at a stand.
After leaving here Saturday morning.
7 speat Saturday. Saaday aad
Moaday at Seward, aad are aow Hay
ing at York, having won the game
yesterday by a score of aevea to four.
After tomorrow's game they win rest
Friday aad then play three day stands
at Superior aad Hastlaga. returning
o-ejunese. Ia the percentage col.
this morning CoJameua is In Sfth
P. with a percentage af 47 hav
ing won seventeen of the thirty-six
games played, Saperlara still away
la the lead, having a eercentmM
wms, waue-aer nearest comnmtttn t.
York la ftl
the fast of the class with 4H per
coat, aad aext ie Hastlaga with 444.
Columbus Automobile Co.
Real Autoamobale House.
ing Goods ....
GOODS AT BIGHT PRICES