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HENRY RAGATZ & CO.
THE SIGN which good housekeepers watch for
U u:. It is to the effect that prices for FINE
CROCKERY are down away down. Our
annual stock taking is at hand. We want to reduce
our holding as much as possible. So we throw prof
its to the winds to induce you to huy liberally. There
are some tremendous bargains for early shoppers.
HENRY RAGATZ & CO.
THIRTEENTH ST, COLUMBUS, NEB.
NEIGHBORHOOD HEIS KOTES.
From tlie (!azrtte:
Revival meetings arc now being
held in the M. E. church, conducted
by Kev. .innecker. As vet the at
tendance is small.
Iast week Louis Kosch purchased
400 acres of hind near Pleasanton, in
Iiuflalo county, paying for the same
Mrs. Harvry Lillie came up from
Lincoln last Friday eveniug accom
panied 1)3' her father, and is visiting;
with relatives and friends around Bell
wood this week.
Mrs. J. W. Orisiuger slipped and
fell one day last week, breaking a bone
in one of her arms. Dr. Hansen is
now taking care of the wouuded mem
ber and she is getting along as well as
can be expeeted.
Sherman . Butler of Octavia, cane
up Monday and bought the Charles
Meacham farm from H. Earl, com
monly known as the Supancheck farm.
Charles Meacham came up from Gar
rison Tuesday and signed up the nec
essary papers and took in the cash,
The price was 810,400 for the 160
acres. Homer was hardly able to. sit
up, but succeeded in closing the deal.
Grandma Warren slipped and fell
upon the ice last Sunday while feeding
her chickens. In the fall she broke
one of her lower limbs near the hip,
and as she is about 80 years of age it
is feated it will take her a long time 1
to recover from the effects of the fall
Dr. Hansen is attending her.
The Highlanders tendered Mr. and jj
Mrs. Charley Grisinger a farewell re-1
ception in Highlander hall Wednesday
evening. oiiiier was scrviii uuu. a
dancing was indulged in until a late
hour. All present spent the evening;
very pleasantly. Mr. and Mrs. Gri
singer are making preparations to
leave for California, and will take with
them the best wishes of their many
friends in this community. ,
A dispatch from David City to the jl
Omaha News says that a greater part
of the $8,000 iusurauce money due on 3
the life of Mrs. Li 1 lie's husoand is the
subject of suits now (tending in the
courts. Only a tart of the fraternal
insurance money has ever been paid.
The tribe of Ben-Hur paid the sum of
$750 to her little girt Edna, hut con
tested the roniainde of the policy.
There was due from the Modem Wood
men the sum of $3,000, Wt that society
contested payment and the ease is still
in the district court The A. O. U.
V. paid $2,000 to the account of the
little girl, Mrs. Lillie waiving all claim
to the money.
.(From cm lsrntr. I
Charlie Taylor of the Indian school
lias been strutting around town this
week occasioned by the fact that the
storks left all pound girl baby at his
home the last of the week. Its all
right, Charlie, you have reason for
Gus Johnson packed his grip on
Friday last and boarded the steam
cars for California. -We have been
expecting it for some time as wc knew
he couldn't stand it much longer.
Genoa will soon be without a milk
man as Robt. Anderson will sell his
entire herd of milch cows next week.
If some one does not start up in the
business everybody will be compelled
to buy a cow or forage on their neigh
bors. Frauk Osborne aud wifewere' ex
pected home Monday night and about
twenty young men and several of the
old ones took possession of their home
and waited for them until midnight.
But they were badly fooled. The
bride and groom left the train at Mon
roe, drove up to Will Pugsley's where
they remained over night.
James Branner, the half breed In
dian, who furnished some of the pupils
at the Indian school a lot of whiskey
last-week, was bound over to district
court under $800 bonds, How long
will it take people to find out that it is
dangerous business to sell whiskey to
the Indian pupils?
Jonathan Graham, father of Mrs.
Steven Brooks of this city, died Sun
day morning last while sitting in his
chair at the home of a daughter living
near Silver Creek. The deceased was
74 years old. In the loss of her par
ent Mrs. Brooks has the sympathy of
the entire community.
Mrs. Elizabeth Lindbluin, aged 72
years, died very suddenly at her home
in this city on Sunday morning last.
Mrs. Lindblum bad leeii enjoying her
usual health up until the day before
when she had an attack of neuralgia
and a physician was called. Alout H
o'clock the next morning she was ap
parently better and was resting easy
and her son laid down upon a lounge.
A short time after he discovered that
she was dead, her death being caused
by the neuralgia going to her heart.
The funeral was held Tuesday at he
Swedish church. The deceased leaves
three grown children to mourn her
death, who, have the sympathy of all
in their affliction.
Mrs. F. H. Young, who was taken
sick two weeks ago from an attack of
gall stones, has been critically ill the
past week from an attack of appendi
citis which followed the other trouble.
It was thought on Tuesday that an
operation would be necessary and Dr.
Evans was called from Columbus to
consult with Dr. Davis who has charge
of the case, but after a careful exami
nation it was decided that the critical
period was pttssed ami at this writing
the patient is improving.
item The Port.
We are glad to see 31. J. Ramackerc
on our streets again after a few weeks
. Henry Schaecher went to Columbus
last Monday to take his nlace as a
member of the county board.
John Purtzer says its another boy
which the Stork left at zheir home last
Monday. All are rebooted doing well.
Elon Swanson was over from Genoa
Sunday. He is well pleased with his
position and will move his family to
that place in the near future.
O. W. Olson of Newman Grove, who
formerly resided southwest of uu
two miles, died last Friday and wu&
buried Sunday at the Swedish ceme
tery, 9 miles southwest of town.
Mrs. Chas. Kopietz ami daughter
Agues returned from Omaha Saturday
night The former was there having
a fractured limb which was not heal
ing, attended to. She is somewhat
better, but as yet has to use crutches.
From tho Democrat.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Nick Doh
mau of the St. Bernard neighborhood,
on Thursday, Dec. 27, 1906, a daugh
ter. Miss Emma Batliner and Michael
Zucrline will be united in marriage on
Wednesday, Jan. 16. Cards are out
for a wedding dance in Gilsdorf s hall
in the evening.
Mrs. Fred Lachnit had the misfor
tune to sli and sprain her ankle last
Sunday while going to church. The
injury is vcrj' painful and it will be
some time before she can get around
At the regular meeting of the Hum
phrey volunteer fire department Tues
day evening the old officers were re
elected. They are L. D. Diers, presi
dent; Robert Lewis, chief; John
Weber, treasurer, and Robert Moack
ler, secretary. With other depart
ment business which was transacted
it was decided to purchase another
hose cart. The department has sever
al feet of hose more than will go on
the hose cart now in use.
Arthur Graham fell thirty feet at
the new elevator north of town Mon
day afternoon and the wonder is he
received only slight bruises from which
he has experienced no bad effects.
Arthur was working in the top of the
elevator when a board which he was
standing on broke letting him down
thirty feet He was immediately
brought to town for medical aid and
it was found that no bones were broken"
and that he was not otherwise serious
ly injured. It seems almost miracu
lous that he was not instantly killed
saying nothing about broken bones.
The feat could not be accomplished
once in a thousand times with the same
result, and we wager that Arthur does
uot care to try it again.
Mathias German and Mis Anna
Braun were united in the holy bonds
of matrimony at St Mary's church at
9 o'elock on Wednesday morning of
this week. .Misses Ida Fehringer and
Katie Braun were the bridesmaids ami
Leo German and Louie Braun acted
as best men. During the afternoon
aud evening a reception was held at
the home of the bride's parents at
which a large number of friends and
neighbors were present to help cele
brate the happy event The bride is
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert
Braun. She has lived in Platte county
all her life and she counts her friends
by her acquaintances and they are
many. The groom is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank German, and he is classed
among the best of the young genera
tion of this community.
From The Signal.
Tom Hoare went to Silver Creek
Sunday to assame his duties as mana
ger of the Omaha Elcrator Company's
business at that place.
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Shea of Colum
bus spent Tuesday with the former's
sister, Mrs. C. 31. Gruenther, return
ing home the same day.
Our blacksmiths are working over
time these days trying to shoe all the
horses which these rough roads make
necessary when they are used.
Mrs. George Scheidel, jr., who re
cently underwent an operation at St.
Mary's hospital returned home Sun
day evening, much improved in health.
Simon Jossi was awarded first prize
for white coon at the farmers' institute
iu Columbus last Wednesday. The
prize corn was raised on the S. H.
Hoesly farm by Mr. Jossi,. this farm
being located one mile and a half
southeast of Platte Center.
H. X. Zingg commenced to fill his
ice house, yesterday morniug, cutting
the ice from Shell creek above the
mill dam. The ice is from ten to
eleven inches thick and of a very good
quality. They put in about one hun
dred loads yesterday, buMhe weather
has moderated so much that it looks
as though they would have sloppy
I carry the beet of everything
in my line. The drinking pub
iio is invited to come in andsM
Of Tvalfta Street Pfcoae No. lit
A. M. POST
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Columbus, - - Nebraska.
C. N. McELFRESII
ATTORNEY AT JLAW
Columbus, - - Nebraska..
Fall Amoant May Not Be Paid Eve
Wbrn Loss In Complete.
In a fire insurance policy the sum In
sured merely, marks the maximum lia
bility accepted by the insurance com
pany and determines the premium to
be paid. It is not in any way admitted
by the insurance oflice as a measure
of the value of the property insured.
If I have a life policy for 5,000,
says a writer in the Nineteenth Cen
tury, my heirs can, on proof of my
death and their title, receive at least
5,000, possibly more if there are bo
nuses. If I hare a ship 'and I insure
her with murine insurance companies
for f5,000, I can recover the full fo.000
at once should niy ship be totally lost.
But if I insure my house against
fire for 5,000 I cannot recover 5,000
unless I can prove the house to be
worth fully that sum. All that I am
entitled to demand is the actual value
of my house immediately before it was
burned, and I must give every assist
ance to the insurance company in or
der that the actual value may be justly
By statute the insurance company
has the power to reinstate that house,
as far as the sum insured will go, in
stead of paying me anything. In prac
tice, compensation is usually agreed
and paid in cash without recourse on
either side to the right of reinstate
ment, but in no case am I entitled to
more than the actual value or my
bouse as it existed just before the fire.
PATENTS ON INVENTIONS.
Mast Be In the Karnes of the Aetaal
The law provides for the granting of
patents only to the actual inventor of
the patented invention, and a patent
granted in the name of any one else
is invalid. For this reason it is essen
tial that the application for patent be
made iu the name of the one whom
the law regards as the inventor. In
some factories it is the custom to pat
ent every invention in the name of
the president of the company. This
frequently happens because the com
pany has been built up on inventions
made by the president or other officer,
and as a matter of pride the president
wishes to see all patents issued in his
This is a daugerous thing to do iu
the case of inventions which were con
ceived by the employee independently
of the officer, such as inventions wholly
worked out by employee without sug
gestion or assistance from the officer,
for if iu a suit brought under such
patent it were shown that while the
patent was granted in the name of the
officer the invention was actually made
by an employee the patent would be
declared invalid, aud usually a suit
would uot have reached such a stage
until it was too late to go back and
patent the invention in the name of
the real inventor. Edwin J. Prindlo
iu Engineering Magazine.
Here are two essays on the Hugue
nots by Chicago public school pupils:
"The Hugonots are people in France
that are followers of Victor Hugo.
Their leader is a man named Jean Val
jean that was a thief, but got con
verted and turned out well. The Hugo
nots are very good people. A lady
named Evangeline wrote a long' poem
about them, but it don't rhyme."
"The Huguenots is the name of a big
thing like a steam roller that the mo
gul used iu India to run over people.
It sqcoshed them to death and was
very terrible. It had eyes painted on
it like a dragon and snorted steam
when it was running. They are no
huguenots enny more."
Joha Bright and Lord Maaaers.
In one of his speeches in the house
of j commons jchn Bright quoted in a
spirit of bauter and ridicule the well
known toes written by Lord John
Manners iu his callow youth:
Let wealth acd commerce, laws and learn
But leave us still our old nobility.
Lord John, who was present, imme
diately got up and pulverized the great
tribune by retorting, "I would rather
be the foolish young man who wrote
those lines than the malignant old man
who quoted them."
Mozart lived thirty-seveu years. His
first mass was composed when he was
less than ten years of age, and the
enormous quantity of his compositions
was the work of the succeeding twenty-seven
years. Mozart wrote forty
one symphonies, fifteen masses, over
thirty operas and, dramatic composi
tions, forty-one sonatas, together with
an immense number of vocal and con
certed pieces in almost every line of
Stippler Did Miss Kutts admire
your paintings? Dobber I don't know.
Stippler What did she say about
them? Dobber That she could feel
that I put a great deal of myself inte
my work. Stippler Well, that's praise.
Dobber Is It? The picture I showei
her was "Calves In a Meadow." j
Why He Wanted aa Aatearaah.
A young man once wrote to William
Dean Howells for bis autographT The
novelist replied in a typewritten line:
"Have you bought my last book?"
The young man answered: .
"I bave not. I want to sell your auto
graph in order to get money enough
to buy- it
t the e)eer Saaeratltlaaa That
Ure la Slelljr. N
The love charms of 'Sicily are many
and curious. One, very popular ami
considered very powerful, is to put
Into an eggshell a few drops, of the
blood of the longing lover. The shell
Is exposed to the sun for three days
and to the dew for three nights. It Is
then placed on hot ashes until calcined,
when the whole Is reduced to a fine
powder and administered secretly in
a cup of coffee or a glass of wine to
the object of affection.
Another charm is for the witch to.
undress at midnight and tie her clothes
up in a bundle which she places on
her head. Then, kneeling in the cen
ter of her room, she pronounces an in
cantation, at the end of which she
shakes her head. If the bundle falls
hi front of her, it is a good sigu; should
it fall behind her. the charm will not
Yet another is worked in the follow
ing manner: Pieces of green, red and
white ribbon are purchased iu three
different shops, the name of the per
sons to be charmed being- repeated
mentally each time. The shopkeeper
must be paid with the left hand, the
ribbon being received in the right.
When all the pieces are bought they
are taken to a witch, who sets out to
find the person to be charmed. On
finding him or her the witch mutters
to herself. "Wtth these ribbons I bind
you to such a one." Then she returns
the ribbons to the purchaser, who ties
them beneath his or her left knee
and wears them at church. Macmil
lan's. DIED A BEGGAR.
The Pathetle Career off Joha Stow,
the English Antiquary.
John Stow, the- celebrated English
antiquary, was a remarkable man. He,
was born of poor parents about 1525
and brought up to the tailor's trade.
For forty years his life was passed
among needles and thread, but in the
few leisure hours which his trade al
lowed him be had always been a fond
reader of legends, chronicles, histories
and all that told of the tunes that
were past. By such reading he grew
to be so attached to old memoirs that
when about forty years of age he
threw down bis needle, devoted him
self to collecting them and followed
his new profession with the faith and
enthusiasm of an apostle. Short of
means, he made long journeys afoot
to bunt over and ransack colleges and
monasteries, and, no matter bow worn
and torn might be the rags of old pa
pers which he found, be kept all, re
viewing, connecting, copying, compar
ing, annotating, with truly wonderful
ability and good sense. Arrived at
fourscore years and no longer capable
of earning a livelihood, he applied to
the king, and James I., consenting to
his petition, granted to the man who
had saved treasures of memoirs for
English history the favor of wearing a
beggar's garb and asking alms at
church doors. In this abject state,
forgotten and despised, he died two
From the Boaatlfal East.
A small proportion of the flora is in
digenous. The majority came from
the east, like all the great ideas on
which our culture is founded, and were
developed and improved on this classic
soil. Italy received the lemon and
the orange from the Semites, who in
their turn had obtained them from
India. The olive, the fig. the vine and
the palm were grown by the Semites
long before their cultivation penetrat
ed to the west The laurel and myr
tle, indeed, are indigenous in Italy, but
their use for ceremonial purposes came
across the Mediterranean from the
east. The home of the cypress is not
in Italy, but in the Greek archipelago,
northern Persia, Cilicia and Lebanon.
From Strasburger's "Riviera.
Early Greeks and Romans rode
horses bareback. They regarded it as
effeminate to ride in a saddle. The
modern saddle, with pommel, crupper
and stirrups, was unknown to the an
cients. Nero gave out fancy coverings
to bis cavalry, and the bareback riders
of the German forests used to laugh at
them. Saddles with trees came into
use in the fourth century, stirrups
three centuries later.
David Slowpay I shall bring yon
back those dark trousers to be reseat
ed, Mr. Snip. You know I sit a good
deal. Mr. Snip (tailor) All right, and
if you'll bring the bill I sent you six
months ago I will be pleased to re
ceiptvthat also. You know I've stood a
good deal. London Tit-Bits.
They may say what they like
against him," said the convicted one's
defender, "but his heart is in the right
"Yes." assented the other, "and so is
the rest of him for a few years."
"What did she say when she beard
he was dead in love with her?"
"She wanted to know if he carried
ny life Insurance.' New York Times.
Science aad Morality.
The true student of the professional
or technical school becomes -heir to a
comprehensive and clear understand
ing of his duties and responsibilities in
bis relations to bis fellow men and to
the community. Those duties and re
sponsibilities present themselves to his
trained mind in their real proportion.
He is ueitber nondeveloped nor malde
veioped in'his judgment of affairs. His
university training, especially In the
technical school, has taught him accu
racy and penetration in the analysis of
any proposition confronting him and
that truth and knowledge must be
sought with the directness of a plumb
Una Science yields nothing but con
fusion to the shifty, devious and dis
honest inquirer. The fundamentals of
morality are the very stepping stones
to technical success or professional at
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These prices good up to
and including Jan. 1st.
Fancy apples guaranteed sound and in good
"conditon per barrel . . $2.75.
Per bnshel . . . . 1.00
Walter Baker's Chocolate per cake . 15c
7 pounds Golden nugget beans for . . 25c
3 cans choice sweet corn for . 25c
3 lb pkg Loose Wiles family soda crackers for 21c
Navel Oranges per dozen . . . . 15c
Large lemonade tumblers (pure mustard) 10c
Large pkg Anchor matches . . . 15c
2 cans choice Reindeer salmon for . 25c
2 cans choice eastern pears 25C
2 pound pkg Puritian pancake flour . . 8c
5 pound jar Monarch apple butter pure and '
better than you can make yourself, per jar 40c
4 pounds Santa Clara prunes for . . 25c
Pint bottle Snyder's catsup . . . 21c
1-2 pound Baker's Justice brand cocoa . 20c
lO per cent off on all
Hard Coal Base Burners..
During the month of January. This
will save you at least 20 rather than
wait until next season as all stoves have
made another advance of . 10
A Paxxled Aataer.
When Alphonse Dnudet brought out
"Sappho" au American publishing
bouse that issued religious books, uot
knowing its character, offered M. Dau
det a large sum for advance sheets of
the work. He accepted the offer, and
the advance sheets were sent. When
the publishers received them they de
cided that they could not issue the
book, and they cabled to the author.
'Sappho' will not do." This dispatch
puzzled Daudet He consulted witli
numbers of friends, and this was the
conclusion at which tbey eventually
arrived: "Sappho" in French is spelled
with one "p" "Sapho," after the Greek
fashion. In English It is spelled with
two. An unusually acute friend point
ed this out to Daudet. which much re
lieved the novelist, and he cabled back
to the publishers. "Spell it with two
p's." It is needless to state that the
publishers were more astonished at
Daudet's reply than he had been at
their cable dispatch.
Her Head Wu Hot.
Lady Dorothy Xevill in her remi
niscences tells this story of the two
Misses Walpole. her cousins: "On one
occasion, when both of the two were
well over ninety. Miss Fanny, the
younger, who bad that day been rather
ill. only joined her sister in the sitting
room just before dinner. On her ar
rival downstairs the latter (Miss Char
lotte by name) remarked: 'Fanny. I
am going to be ill too. I feel so hot
about the head. It must be ajopIexy.'
'Nothing of the sort! exclaimed Miss
Fanny, making a dash at her sister's
bead. 'Your cap's on fire, and I'm go
ing to put it out.' And so the brave
old thing did."
The First Daaeers.
People have danced for thousands of
years and will probably continue to
do so for ages to come. This custom
is of aucieut origin. The first people
to dance were the Curctes, who adopt
ed dancing as a mark of rejoicing iu
1513 B. C. In early times the Greeks
combined dancing with the drama, and
in 22 B. C. pantomimic dances were
Introduced ou the Itoman stage. At
the discovery of America the American
Indians were holding their religious,
martial and social dances.
T. G. WALKER
LIVE STOCK AUCTIONEER
NEWMAN GROVE, NEB.x
I give special at entfon to all kinds of Auction Sales. Have
made sales in eight different states. I am also booked for some of the
best thorobred sales to be held in the United States this season. Am
thoroughly posted on Pedigrees and the value of live stock and farm
property. All kinds of thoroughbred cattle bought and sold on com
mission, I also solicit orders for stockers and1 feeders. Can give best
of reference as to my work. Terms and dates can be had at my of
fice, first door north of the Frst National bank. I have the Monroe
and long distance Bell phones.
The Cords Wsra ay the Three Caste
of the Hindoos. . .
The sacretl thread of the Brahmans Is
well known. It is a caste distinction
assumed at an early age and never
parted with. It must be made by a
Brali man and should consist of three
strands, each of a different color, for-tj--eisht
yard in length, doubled and
twisted together twice, the ends tied
In knots. It must be worn next the
skin, over the left shoulder, hanging
down to the thigh on the right side.
-The 'three castes of the Hindoos are
distinguished Ity the material of these
threads cotton for the Brahmans.
hemp for the warriors and wool for the
artisans. The Parsees also wear the
sacred thread, and !xys of seven or
nine are invested with it. the threads
used being made always of fibers of
the sum tree. Monier Williams . de
scribes the sacred girdle of the Par
sees as made of seventy-two woolen
threads, forming a flat band, which is
twined three times-around the body
and tied in two peculiar knots, the se
cret of which is known only to the
The use of "medicine cords" is com
mon among North American Indians.
Mr. Bourke describes those worn by
the Apaches.- These consist of one,
two. three and four strands, to which
are attached shells, feathers, beads;
rock crystal, sacred green atones and
other articles, doubtless employed sym
bolically. Chambers Journal.
The best part of one's life is the per
formance of one's daily duties. All
higher motives, ideas, conceptions and
sentiments in a man's life are of little
value if they do .not strengthen him
for the better discbarge of the duties
which devolve upon him in the ordi
nary affairs of life.
Woman's Marked Dewa Ace.
Howell You bave a sister older than
yourself. I believe? Powell She was
born first, but she isn't older. New
A liar is sooner caught than a crip
le. Spanish proverb.
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