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partisanship I by no means feel, but a spirit of
ingratitude for the unselfish efforts of my re
publican friends who have seen fit to vote for
me at the primaries.
Therefore, I hereby accept the republican
nomination to the office of Clerk of the District
Court, with grateful acknowledgment of the
honor the members of that party have seen fit
to bestow upon me.
Christian M. Gruenther.
Republican Mass County Convention.
Pursuant to callof the state and Third congres
sional district republican committees for a re
publican congressional convention to be held at
Fremont, Nebraska, Monday, October 2, 1911,
at the hour of 3 :30 p. m. for the purpose of
nominating a candidate for congress to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of Congressman
James P. Latta, a mass convention of the re
publican electors of Platte county will be held
at the court house in the city of Columbus, on
the 30th day of September 1911, at the hour
of 2 o'clock, p. m. for the purpose of electing
eleven delegates to the said congressional con
vention, and to transact such other business us
may properly come before the convention.
By order of the republican county central
JOHN R. LUESCHEN, Chairman.
E. H. TIFFANY, Secretary.
Mr. Gruenther's Acceptance.
Below we print the letter of acceptance of the re
publican nomination for clerk of the district court, by C.
M. Gruenther. There has been much criticism among re
publicans of the action of other republicans in rejecting
the candidacy of Mr. Tiffany and nominating Mr Gruen
ther, but this letter ought to set these criticims at rest.
It will be noticed that he says the office is non-partisan,
and has nothing to do with party politics. This
is true. It is no more true, however of this office than
it is of any other country office. The republicans recog
nize this in nominating him. They did so because they
were satisfied with his service. Read the letter:
To the Honrable John Graf, Clerk of Platte
I have been nominated by both the democratic
and republican parties for the office of Clerk of
the District Court. The republican nomination
was given me by the voters of that party, who
wrote my name on their ballots. According
to an opinion given me by the Attorney Gen
eral of Nebraska, concurred in, I have reason
to think by our County Attorney, a formal ac
ceptance of the republican nomination is not
necessary, and that my name should go on the
ballot as the republican nominee without further
action on my part, unless I should see fit to de
cline. I have no doubt of the soundness of the op-'
pinion of the Attorney General but I feel that it
would be ungracious on my part to allow my
name to go upon the ticket as the nominee of
that party without some expressicn of my ap
preciation of the honor.
The office is nonpartisian. It has nothing to
do with political theories and policies. Its
duties are mostly clerical and wholly minister
ial. Therefore to be the nominee of the op
posing parties carries with it no embarrassment
and to refuse the nomination tendered by the
republican party merely because I have always
affiliated and still affiliate with the democratic
party, would not only evince a bitterness of
The Philosophy Of It
Reciprocity with Canada being dead and buried for
at least another generation, we can now discuss it in
other aspects than its immediate pocket effect. That
vast number of people who feel the need to give their
major thought to what they shall eat and what they shall
put on, many be excused if they look sharply at today's
prices of wheat or cost of bread rather than dwell on
future prosperity from today's sacrifice for high princi
ples. It is less easy to forgive those in position to dis
cuss the things of the flesh in terms of power rather
than food and. shelter. But the captains of business are
also human. They blambooled the Canadans, and Canada
must suffer for being so easily fooled. But all this is
now beside the mark. We can now discuss the reality,
the point of greatest importance, underlying the re
That reality was the conflict underlying nearly every
thing we do as individuals or as nations. For all practi
cal purposes we may regard ourselves as the product of
two competing forces, attraction and repulsion. Every
body feels these forces in himself. They make up his
daily struggle. The force of attracton calls out his
feelings of harmony and helpfulness to ward his neigh
bor, and leads him into friendly relations to the world
about him. It involves his social and unselfish qualities.
Opposed to this force is the force which drives him back
upon himself, that keeps him looking to his own interest
and considering the world around only as it concerns his
own physical being. We have words for these forces.
We all recognize them a these forces of selfishness and
the forces of altruism. In general they are embodied
in two activities. Business, the getting of material
goods for ourselves, lays stress on our selfishness. Re
ligion, that taught by the founder of'Christianity, makes
the development of the other force, the attractive, the
altruistic, the love force, its concern. This holds true
thouhg business may be and often is run unslefishly while
much selfishness passes in the name of religion.
With nations x.s with individuals the inner forces
are the same, though not of the same relative strength.
There is so much room for the play of the attractive
forces within nations, the extension of liberty and just
ice within national boundaries, that the attractive force
as between nations has been comparatively little devel
oped. But this is growing. Armies, navies and forts,
the signs of the dominance of the repulsive force as be
tween nations, are offset in some degree by the growth
of arbitration. Enlightened business discovers, too, that
the spread of human good will beyond boundary lines is
not incompatible with material prosperity. And so there
is a tendency among nations toward clasped hands in
place of clashed swords. One form which this tendency
takes is the removal of obstacles to commercial inter
course between friendly nations. Reciprocity is a favor
ite method to this end a method which agrees to mutual
helpfulness and makes enlightened mutual self interest
the armament against mutual ill will.
Now we see which force prevailed in Canada this
week. Canada decides to withdiaw within itself, treat
its neighbor with suspicion, to look in, not out; a pro
cess which shrinks the human soul and must ultimately
dwarf a nation's developement. Nor is the effect con
fined to Canada. The growth of international good will
is everywhere checked in some degree by the backward
step of Canada. For what has happened in Canada is
real reaction. We talk much of progressives and reac
tionaries. What is the test? When a man or move
ment reaches out to include more and more within its
range of benefits, that is progress. When a man or
movement represent narrowing or stationary sympathies
and benefits, that is reaction. For what is salvation, as
viewed by the philosophers and the prophets, but a
growth from the animal that looks only to itself, repeling
all else, to the man whose little self is expandea inde
finitely in univesal sympathy. Lincoln Journal.
THAT 'ORRIBLE NIGHTMARE
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Complaints have been lodged in county court against
two little girls, who are charged with being incorrigible.
One of these complaints has sirtce been withdrawn, while
the other and her parents have been cited to appear to
morrow for trial. Is it the fault of the parents, or is it
our social condition that makes such things possible?
It is almost unbelievable that children, hardly old enough
to be in high school, should be allowd to roam the
streets at all hours of the day and night, as some girls
do in Columbus. And this poor girl must tomorrow
appear in court to face all its embarrassments, if not
worse. But for our part, we shall not mention her
name at this time, in the hope that the charges may be
That was a funny remark for Judge Hensley's at
the democratic county convention last Monday, when he
said that "Platte county had not elected a republican
office in forty years, and that was when the people mis
took a fresh mackerel for a Bismark herring.' Now
what do you suppose he ment by it?
IN TIMES GONE BY
Interesting Happenings of Many '
Years Ago, Taken From the
Files of This l'aier.
Forty Years Ago.
B. F. Collinsworth was exhibiting
a specimen of cotton grown in Col
umbus, and was of the opinion that it
could be raised in paying quantities
Geoorge Francis Train wrote a let
ter in which he asked if there was a
man in the United States who could
fill certain requirements laid down by
him for president. No president ever
has qualified under those restrictions,
but the country is still safe.
THE DEALER WAS WISE
Dan V. Stephens has been made the nominee of the
democrats of this district for congress to succeed the late
Congressman Latta. The republicans will hold a con
vention at Fremont next Monday to chose a candidate to
The Tribune Printing Company
' Carries in Stock a Complete Line of
City Leases, Farm Leases, Subpoe
nas, Articles of Agreement, Chattel
Mortgages, Bills of Sale, Warranty
Deeds, Real Estate Mortgages, Ap
plications for Loans, and in fact
Thirty Years Ago.
Memorial services were held in Col
umbus as well as in all other places,
in memory of President Garfield,
Joseph Heraletzky, a young Colfax
county farmer, murdered his wife and
her mother, then walked to Schuyler
and told the story.
i ft liiif
Purchaser When jou sold me this
borse you said be was without faults
Now I find he's lame.
Horse Dealer Well, lameness ain't
a fault It's an affliction.
Dr. Vallior. Osteopath. Darner Block.
For Peace Only.
It Is well kuowa that the Friends
have always been devoted to the prin
ciples of peace. As they had a eon
trolling intlucnce in the public affairs
of Nantucket, there was no military
organization on that island for several
generations. How the matter was
managed is told by the author of
"September Days on Nantucket.'
Whenever military companies came
to the island for a holiday young wo
men thronged the windows and waved
handkerchiefs, but there was no rise
of military ambition in the town.
Once a coterie of young men formed a
training company and sent to Ioston
for equipments, but their elders com
pelled them to make the first article of
their constitution read, "This company
shall be disbanded immediately in case
These are carried in stock. Remem
ber, you don't have to go to the both
er of having them printed to order
if you go to the Tribune shop. They
are already for you at any time.
No Delay. No Special Orders
No Special Cost for Printing
Twenty Years Ago.
A. M. Post was nominated for the
supreme bench of the state. He was
given a great reception on his return
Henry Clayburn a progressive farm
er of Lost Creek township, was will
ing to make a sacrifice of ten bushels
of winter wheat to see whether it
could be profitably raised in Platte
county. A farmer now-days would be
considered to be making a sacrifice if
he failed to sow this popular grian.
August Lubker died at his home in
Ten Years Ago.
A two-year-old son of Henry Kruse
was drowned in a pond in the south
east part of the city.
Hedwig Schober, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Schober, died.
George Scheidel sr., and Miss Doro
thy Goehry, of Platte Center, were
Five Years Ago.
Columbus people were laying plans
to organize a commercial club.
Mail trains were being delayed on
account of floods.
A piece of waste cloth used by
painters started a small fire in the
new residence being built by L. F.
Gottschalk. No damage.
A small collision occurred in the
yards here, resulting in no more ser
ious damage than the scattering of
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Are Very Ancient, and Experts
Differ as to Their Origin.
The origin of going into mourning
was discussed recently by a body of
anthrooIogists. Some students hold
that the wearing of black was orig
inally a disguise assumed as a protec
tion from the dead person's spirit.
The idea was that the deceased was
naturally disgusted to find himself
dead and that he wreaked his resent
ment upon his relations. Therefore
the relations thought that to alter
their apiearaiice would be a means of
escape, and all over the world veils
were used to hide the faces of mourn
ersa practice still surviving iu the
impenetrable veil of the widow.
The disguises mourners used such
as the veil, the turning of the clothes
inside out and the shaving of the head,
as practiced by the Ainos were sim
ple enough, but supernatural beings
were always, it appeared, easy to
Another theory of mourning was
that It was put on" to warn people that
its wearers had been contaminated by
death. There was an idea of pollution
attached to the great mystery. All
early people shared the horror of death
and the fear of the return of the spir
its. Thus In the Sudan widows sprin
kle their food with ashes to prevent
their husbands' ghosts from eating it.
The pale young man with sheepish
eyes glanced timorously at his fail
companion. They had sat together in
the conservatory for fully live minutes
and had hardly ext-hunged a word.
At last, iu desperation, he dived his
hand into his breast pocket and
brought out his cigarette ease.
"Do you mind. Miss Smilax, if I
smoke?" he asked.
"Xot in the least." replied the young
lady sweetly, "if you don't think it will
make you sick!"
"You advise that man's constituents
to stand by him?"
"Yep." replied Farmer Corutossel.
"I advise Vii to stand by close enougt
to watch everything he does." Wash
"Does he inherit his father's genius?"
"No; only his father's eccentricities
of genius. That is why we are giving
a lieuefit for him." Chicago I'ecorti-
What a b:ippy world this would be
if every man spoke as well of his Iiv
neighbors as he does of his dead mies?!
A Possible Recipe.
Bliss Carman once received a poetic
contribution to the Chap Book begin
ning: The joy in me rises, rises.
And will not be suppressed.
The joy in me rises, rises.
Into my throat and brea3t.
Shortly after publication the follow
ing inquiry was received:
. "Gentlemen-1 have just read the
spring oiig wliii-h appears in your
current uumlier. 1 do not wish to be
inquisitive: bur. !eing a young bouse
keeer and interested iu baking pow
ders. 1 -would be pleased to know
what brand the author uses, as It
must possess remarkable rising quali
ties. An answer would oblige a seek
er after the best In all forms." Hu-j
THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS.
They Extend East and West For More
Than a Thousand Miles.
Few persons are aware that the
shortest route from San Francisco to
Japan is by way of Alaska. Nearly a
thousand miles are saved to vessels
trading with the orient by coasting
along the Aleutian islands rather thau
following the Hawaiian route.
The Aleutian islands, which extend
in a chain east and west for more
thaq a thousand miles, are inhabited
by the remnant of the Aleuts. Their
war of the revolution closed just as
the American Revolutionary war be
gan. So patriotic were the Aleuts, so
brave in their struggle for independ
ence, that they succumbed to the Rus
sians only after a conflict of nearly
fifty years, and then simply because
the race was almost exterminated in
While the Aleutian islands must
eventually form an important link in
the commerce between the United
States and the orient, other islands
link our country with the vast empire
to the north. In the narrow Bering
strait lie two little islands, one occu
pied by Russia, the other by the Unit
ed States, so that citizens of the two
great nations live on respective islands
within a few miles of each other.
New York Press.
BOILERS AND BODIES.
Alike In Many Respects In the Treat
ment They Require.
The boiler has a certain temperature
corresponding with the working pres
sure it Is desirable to use and for
which it was constructed.
The body has its normal temperature.
Any variation above or below this
means too high bodily pressure or a
The fuel put Into a boiler should be
that which it is designed to burn. Dif
ferently constructed boilers will not
economically burn the same fuel.
The body should receive the food it
Is best able to assimilate. Diverse con
stitutions require diverse nourishment.
A boiler should be fired with small,
equal quantities of fuel at stated in
tervals; large masses Irregularly fed
are fatal to satisfactory results.
The body should be fed similarly;
overloading the stomach produces im
perfect digestion and deranges our
Boilers are insulated by brickwork,
cellular asbestos, etc., to prevent loss
of beat by radiation.
Cellular tissue and fat aid hi main
taining our normal temperature.
Some boilers well designed produce
good results with a small fuel con
sumption; others are less economical.
The more perfect the boiler the less
the consumption of fuel.
Some individuals are so constituted
that they exist on small quantities of
food; others in the same circumstances
consume much more. The more per
fect the physical development the less
the food required.
The above data, 'intelligently used,
govern good boiler practice.
The above will also secure health
and good digestion. Popular Magazine.
disproved, and that she may go out again into the world
without our having been a pary to tear down her re
putation. Perhapse this trial may have the elFect of show
ing her and her parents a better way of traveling, and
it may prove the turning point of the unfortunate child's
This coronation thins they're puttln' on
across the sea -
la something that needs gingering, say by
a man like me.
They've Rot the costumes and the props.
they've got the music, too.
An George, tho leading man. no doubt,
will not forget his cue
But think o what the show might be
a knockout from the start!
If some one who was wise would only
drill each In his part.
I've put on comic operas an" music shows
Aa every time the curtain dropped on
wild an' joyful cheers.
I've put th chorus through Its steps. I've
Bhown th dukes an earls
An' duchesses an milkmaids, too. Just
how to bob their curls.
It's nothln but a costumo show, this
crownln' of a king
Aa' when it comes to costume shows.
why, novelty's the thing.
Give me that crowd for Just two weeks
an I'll put on a show
That runs for two years solid; I know
how to make tt so.
Why, look at all th coronets an' shields
an army clo'ea
I'd mass 'em for finales In a hundred solid
An' have th' flags a-wavln, an' th' light
effects an all
An supers holdln' torches all along th
I read that Norfolk puts It on. has charge
an' all o' that.
I never heard o Norfolk If I have I'll eat
He never took some ponies an soms
show girls an some seeks
An mauled 'em Into something that'd
run for forty weeks.
I'd like to get th chance to run that cor
I- wonder If this feUer George can rullj
dunce an' sing.
A Temperance Lesson.
"I tell you," said the man with tbm
pale whiskers and tho elevated eye
brows, "the drink evil Is something
terrible. I shudder when I contem
"It's pretty bad." conceded tho man
with the red nose.
"Look at tho terrible effect of it.
Why, I am given to understand that
If it had not been for the drinking
habits of some person of the name of
Zemsky tho awful war In the far east
might never have happened, or some
thing to that efTect."
"Zemaky? Who'n th' dickens is
"Why, haven't you read that if they
could only get Zemsky sober In Rus
sia" But tho red nosed man arose and
walked swiftly but determinedly
toward a doorway which was flanked
with brass signs.
We listen, delighted, while the
stranger plays for us many beautirul
"You should go upon tho concert
stage." wo say. "With your talents,
you would easily rank as the world's
"Alas." be sighs, removing his hat
and showing up his bald head. "I can
never be anything but a fiddler."
Later we learn, furthermore, that
his name Is easily spelled. Then we
give up the idea of Inducing him to
buy a wig.
"Sorry, but we can't have no fresh
green corn for dinner today," says
Mr. Takumin, proprietor of the Rural
Retreat, where the boarders get fresh
air and other genuine country lux
uries. "What's wrong?" asks the new
boarder. "Is the cool weather keep
ing it from ripening fast enough?"
"Nope," thoughtlessly explains the
landlord. "Ma was straJghtenin' up
the kitchen yistuddy an' somehow or
other lost the can opener."
Capturing the Ammunition.
"Here is a campaign song I have
written." said the poet, "and strange
to say, the manager of the other party
offered to buy it from me. when it la
worded in favor of your candidates."
"So I see it Is," answered the chair
man. So I see. And I'll buy it of
you. Great Scott. It's such a fierce
ly rhymed thing that if the opposition
got hold of it they could win all our
votes away from us by singing It to
ridicule our talent"
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Still retains its high place, as the'best
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visited mm Mrs. a. u
I no uvtf city.
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