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GRAY'S JULY CLEAN SWEEP SALE
BEGINS SATURDAY, JULY 8th
Embroidery, -worth 15c
25c Ladies' Corset Covers. . .
No. 22 and No. 40 Ribbon. .
Ladies' Vests, Pillow Cases.
25c Sun Bonnets
Embroideried Corset Covers
35c Fancy Ribbon
Ladies' 50c Belts
50c Fancy Ribbon . .
Silk and Lisle Gloves
The following1 poultry market is re
ported on July 5, 1911. Prices sub
ect to change:
Hens, per lb 8
Old Roosters 4
Butter, per lb 15-18
Eggs pet dozen 10
Stock and Grain Market
Wheat, per bu 76
White corn, per bu 50
Yellow and mixed corn 50
Oats, per bu 35
Hogs, per 100 lbs $5.70$5.80
A British journal announces a new
rust-proofing process for iron and
steel. The article is boiled in one
gallon of water, to which are added
four ounces of phosphoric acid and
one ounce of iron filings. A black non
corroding coating is produced.
Has Been at Work Long.
In Sherbrooke, Canada, a power
company began work on a dam, and In
the bottom of the riv?r discovered a
perfect well, round and smooth bored.
The engineers followed it down and
found the well was 30 feet deep and
still boring. A round stone, whirled
by the rush of the river, had been bor
ing for how many million years? It
was still whirling, turbinelike, and
still boring. New York Press.
Demand for Steel In China.
On account of the ravages of the
white ant, which destroys the wood
work in buildings at Hong Kong, the
use of steel beams is now almost uni
versal In buildings erected there by
foreigners, while the Chinese also use
them to a considerable extent.
WHAT DID HE MEAN?
The cucumber usually has a tem
perature one degree lower than that
of the surrounding atmosphere. Hence
the expression "cool as a cucumber."
Many a plain girl lias become a fine
looking old lady, but few girls appear
to think it is much of a consummation
to be worked up to.
"What some men manages to mis
take foh a clear conscience," said
Uncle Eben, "is merely loss of memory."
Despite the fact that it possesses
coal fields covering more than 4,100
square miles, Spain imports more than
$10,000,000 worth of fuel each year.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Dack and Bruce
went to Clarinda, Iowa, Monday to
spend the Fourth with relatives.
Combs should not be washed with
water. This is apt to split the teeth.
A stiff nailbrush is a good thing to
keep for cleaning them. After using
the brush take a damp cloth and wipe
between each tooth with this.
One of His Peculiarities.
"There are times," said the eccen
tric boarder, "when I feel almost sure
that I could manage to exist for at
least six months without hearing op
seeing the words, 'proven' and 'gotten.'"
In Three Chapters.
Chapter I. The Thompson's cook
left Chapter II. Mrs. Thompson did
the cooking. Chapter HI. The cook
ing did Mr. Thompson. Loudon Opinion.
Blind Pigeon's Homing Instinct.
A stone-blind pigeon is one of the
flock which frequents the Lamar (O.)
courthouse. It makes its home In the.
dome and files there with unerring accuracy.
Miss Neva Munger spent last week
in Silver Creek, the guest of relatives.
City Man Grow all your own vege
tables. I suppose?
Farmer Grouch Most of 'n. We
est some cabbage beads frees Um dt.
But the Trunkmakers Prosper.
"Here!" shouted the railway official,
"what do you mean by throwing those
trunks around like that?" The porter
gasped in astonishment, and several
travelers pinched themselves to make
sure that It was real. Then the offi
cial spoke again. "Don't you see that
you're making big dents In the con
crete platform?" Short Stories.
Aluminum Wires the Best.
Not only are aluminum wires for
the transmission of electricity cheap
er than copper, but they shed water
more readily and thus are less liable
to damage by sleet storms.
The most expensive publication,
with the least income, in New York
city, is the City Record, which costs
$1,175,000 a year.
Midshipman Easy I wonder what
people will say when they hear I am
going to marry old Widow Billy uns?
Lieut. Blunt They'll probably say
you're mariner for money.
Duty Is a power which rises with us
In the morning and goes to rest with
us at night. It is coextensive with the
action of our Intelligence. It is the
shadow which cleaves to us, go where
we will, and which only leaves us
when we leave the light of life. Glad
Ted You know money fc your best
friend. Ned Yes, and the trouble Is
that the best of friends mast part-
He Teld Her.
"Why did I ever leave home and
mother? sobbed his wife.
"Chiefly because your family wan
too stlnsr to taks us ta," m answers
TiiD rolicrmr.n The banana skin
don't lsik much like a wrestler, does
The- Pjvander No.
T" o l' U-.-man And yet. In the
:3t j-nli 1 'ur it's thrown three men.
We have for quick acceptance a big bargain in the shape of an
especially fine ranch, located in Finney County, Kansas
2080 acres, all in one body, all the very best of tillable land except about 200
acres along the Pawnee Creek, but even this slightly rough land is well
grassed; abundance of living water; good five-room house; extra large stock
barn; finely equipped poultry house, large enough to accommodate 2000
fowls; good granary; other serviceable out-buildings; wells and wind mill;
soil deep, dark, porous and rich none better to be found anywhere in the
world; over 200 acres of fine, well-set Alfalfa, now growing on the ranch,
which is worth alone, in cash, and will pay good dividends on, more than is
being asked for the entire tract of land.
If taken quick, we can sell for $18.50 per acre, $38,480.00,
A Few Other Snaps
160 acres, eleven miles from Garden City; 40 acres broken. Well; level land,
good deep, rich soil; four and a half miles to railroad station. Price $15.00
320 acres, twelve miles from Garden City; two and one-half miles fence; land
practically as level as a floor; dark, rich, loam soil; five and a half miles to
railroad station. Price $15.00 per acre.
640 acres, four and a half, miles from Garden City, two and a half miles to rail
road station; one set of improvements; about four miles of three wire fence;
fine, rich soil; one-fourth mile to school house. Price $19.00 per acre.
480 acres fine, alfalfa farm; good improvements; all fenced and cross-fenced;
about 100 acres in fine, growing alfalfa, about 320 acres in cultivation. This
land is located about twenty-four miles from Garden City, in the famous
Pawnee Valley, about three miles from station on railroad building northeast
from Garden City. This is one of the best tracts of alfalfa land in Kansas.
acres of irrigated land, four miles from Garden City, every foot waters to
perfection, nearly all in alfalfa. Such land in Colorado would sell at $200
per acre. Our price on this land for quick sale is only $85.00 per acre. "
514 WEST THIRTEENTH STREET
a UADiaic invc
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The Curieus Way They Sen Bread
at Meals In Yucatan.
At school. If we remember aright.
ays the author or "xne American
Egypt." the bread throwing was an
offense punishable with the sixth book
of the Aenid to write out and the loss
of a half holiday as the minimum
penalty. In Yucatan it Is all the
fashion In the highest circles.
No sooner had we taken our places
at the table than an Indian maid
brought In, holding them In her brown
hands, a towering pile of soft white
doughy tortillas, each about as big as
a large biscuit These she placed at
the side of our hostess, who at once
began to throw them to us all.
It was so adroitly done that before
you bad recovered from tne amaze
ment with which the mere act filled
you, you found yourself admiring the
exquisite dexterity of the gentle
A tortilla whizzed circling across the
table under your very nose and land
ed with delicate softness like a tired
dove at the side of your host's plate!
Whiz, whir, here comes another! Why,
it's like boomerang throwing, for this
last, you'll declare, circled round you
before It sank nestling under the edge
of the plate of steaming pork stew In
front of you. The air Is thick with
these doughy missiles.
Nobody is the least surprised except
us, and we become quite absorbed in
watching the friendly bombardment
Our host engages us, as the news
papers say. In "animated conversa
tion," inquires the purposes of our
tour, and our theories as to the origin
of the Mayan people.
It is hard to give him our whole at
tention, for we feel that we are losing
all the fun. The tortillas are whizzing
over the table now and round It Just
like boomerangs, and then the host-
! ess' supply Is exhausted. But here is
I a plump Indian maid with a fresh
supply, snowy white and softly fluffy.
such as would fill a London muffin
man's heart with envy. It Is all very
MADE THEM REMEMBER.
Custems of the Old English Ceurt of
The great forests of England were
for centuries royal property. They
were kept from settlement and en
croachment by the strictest laws and
the severest penalties. To enforce the
laws a great number of officials were
appointed. There were warders, ver
derers, foresters and regarders, and
there were special courts to try cases
of trespass, poaching and like offenses.
It is of the regarders that Mr. Nor
way writes in bis "liigbways ana
Byeways In Yorkshire." He is deal
ing with Sherwood forest of Robin
I know not with nny certainty what
may hare been the boundaries of this
forest in ancient times, for that ex
cellent custom of the court of the re
gurders has gone out of use. which
was wont to impress the bounds so
firmly on tlte memories of those who
dwelt in the neighborhood.
"The regarders used to take a survey
of the forest every third year, and in
their train went a number of boys col
lected willy iiilly from the immediate
vicinity. The boys were chosen be
cause it was held that the memories
of the youiiff are good. Yet it was
found to be desirable to impress them
firmly with the actual limits lest any
wandering fancy should distract their
attention at the important moment,
and so the boys were hump"d beavilj
upon the ground whenever the Imuud
ary was reaclipd. or if the limit ver
a stream that was much better, for
the urchins were thrown in and 'pad
dled about until their attention was
Is that stream the boundary?' one
of these witnesses was asked In his
"'Ees,' he answered hastily, 'ees.
that 'tis. I'm sure o't by the same
token that I were tossed Into't and
paddled about there like a water rat
till I were haafe deead.' "
UOT..0 ...- c -
Presbyterian pulpit Sunday, preach-
When Not to Smeke. tne two very fine sermons
uy exnausting me salivary secrcuon Mr- Tart Schram is receiving a
smoking before meals prevents the f ner DrotheI,m.iaw. August
physiological action of the saliva on " , ,ii i arrtvoii
t?.i.. Awuk smnvin w iwfn . Loosing, of Arlington, who arrived
there friends here goes out to Mr. .will visit relatives for the remainder
Lewis McDermott visited his
brother, Willie Gleason, Tuesday.
Mrs. Hess, of Grand Island, spent
the week visiting her son, C. H. Hess
Mrs. D. W. Zeigler entertained
Tuesday evening In honor of Mr. and
Mrs. William Webster. Those pres
ent report a very pleasant evening and
a very dainty luncheon.
Mrs. W. W. Ladd, of Humphrey, re
turned home Tuesday after having
spent several days visiting her sis
ter. Mrs. E. R. Dack.
Misses Viola and Ellen Terry re
turned from a week's visit at Havens.
Miss Maude Harris has returned to
her home in St. Edward after a visit
with relatives here.
Miss Jlattie Potter has been quite
Foster Mohler lost a valuable colt
Sunday from the effects of a barb
Miss Irene Gilmore, of Fullerton, is
visiting her grandmother, Mrs. A. C.
H. J. Hill and Charles Terry were
In Columbus Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Dubrava and Mr.
and Mrs. Growcock took an automo
bile trip to the county seat Friday.
E. A. Gerrard visited in Columbus
between trains Monday.
Miss Dora McWilliams was in
Genoa Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. S. C. Terry and son Maurice
were shopping in Columbus Thursday.
Mrs. William Joy Is on the sick
Howard J. Hill Is sporting a new
three-passenger automobile. Edward
Kelley also has a new runabout.
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Hart received a
visit from Miss Jessie Groetzinger.
of Fremont, last week.
Rev. Robert Daugherty, our accom
modating railroad agent, supplied the
and Mrs. Potter In their loss of so
winning a child.
George Smith, of Fullerton, visited
with Anna and William Smith over
Misses Margaret and Nellie Glea
son left Saturday for Aurora and
other places In Illinois, where they
of the summer.
The wheat is practically all har
vested in, this community, and some
have started to cut the earlier varie
ties of oats.
Mr. and Mrs. William Webster and
family moved tq Columbus Wednesday.
I Stvnth Airnal StatwHt
1 THE EQIITMLE
X Building. Loan and Savings
Cash ) 6,044.62
Capital stock paid in, dividends added. . .$304,079.25
Reserved fund 2,854.53
Undivided profits 2,870.44
Advance dues and interest 372.00
starchy foods. Smoking Just before
going to bed is often followed by in
somnia, because the stomach contains
a quantity of uuneutralized juice,
which irritates the mucosa and gives
rise to a sensation of hunger. This
distressing consequence may be avert
ed by taking either some light food or
a little bicarbonate of soda before re
tiring to rest In order to neutralize the
secretion. London Lancet
"You admit, then, do you, O'Sbaugh
nessy. that you assaulted your friend?"
asked the judge.
"Sure an' Ol do that, yure honor," re
plied O'Shauphnessy. "Ol gev him a
couple o good wans. He called me a
dommed fool, yure honor."
"And did you consider that an In
sult?' demanded the judge.
"Nnw, sorr," said O'Shaughnetsy.
Blonroe did not celebrate the
Fourth this year hut a number of our
people held a little picinc in the
Mrs. Edward HIggins, of Platte
eCnter, has been assisting her daugh
ter. Mrs. Thornaa Gleason, the past
week in caring for little Willie, who
is still very weak.
Miss Jennie Toline" came home
from Genoa to spend Sunday.
Messrs. Wertz and Davis, of Genoa,
were calling In Monroe Sunday.
Sad news summoned Mrs. John
Potter to the home of her son, Wil
liam Potter at Herschey, this week.
Their litle son, Carroll, had the mis
fortune several weeks ago, of having
a kernel of corn lodge In his wind
pipe. For a while it was thought that
Assets July 1st Each Year Since
July 1, 1905
July lt l'MMi
Julv I, 1907
Juiv i. v.m
Julv 1, 1909
Julv 1. 1910
July 1, 1911
Showing of Growth Since Organization:
in force No. Member Receipts
July 1, 1905 1172 148 $ 4,987.50
July 1, 1906 1902 196 27,519.75
July 1, 1907 3492 317 61,404.80
July 1, 1908 4440 391 77,005.88
July 1, 1909 5748 569 118,496.38
July 1, 1910 7337 612 144,832.58
July 1, 1911 8265 666 200,278.30
The increase of business for the year was
The membership of the Equitable is 666, and v
"Ol fought It was a gross betrayal UT
confidence, aorr." Harper's Weekly. ne might he able to dislodge it with
Buy your accident, health, life and I out an operation, but it was finally
insurance of every description from
this entire membership extends an invitation to
others to unite with this successful association.
The Equitable has 8,265 shares in force, and
yet the society is little more than six years old.
The year 1911 was a year of remarkable pros
perity for the Equitable. It is seldom that any
financial organization shows such growth as the
Equitable has shown during the past year. Six
years ago its promoters did not believe the society
could pass the $300,000.00 mark in ten years, but it
io olroorlv fipvnmi that, marlr and at. nrwnr rate n-f
SS growth will pass the half-million dollar mark in
one who Is personally interested In
giving you the best for the money.
Chas. L. Dickey. State Bank Building.
seen that an oneration would he
necessary, but In a choking spell,
while the anaesthetic was being ad
ministered the little fellow suc
combed. The sympathy of a host of
another six years
DANIEL SCHRAM, President
J. C. ECHOLS, Secretary
Office with Elliott-Speice-Echols Co.,
Postoffice Block Columbus, Nebraska