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THE 8EMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
Backache Is a Warning
Thousands suffer kldnoy ills unawares
not, k,no,7,Dff tlint tho backache, headaches
and dull, nervous, dizzy, all tired condl
Hon aro often duo to kidney weakness
alono. Anybody who suffers constantly
from baekaoho should suspect tho kidneys.
Some Irregularity of tho secretions may
glvojust tho needed proof. Doan's Kid
ney l'llls havo been curing backache and
sick kidneys for over fifty years.
A Nebraska Case
Mrs. E. E. Dow- Ery Pletur
ey, Nellgh, Nob., TelliaStorTi
says: "I was In
baft shape with,
kidney trouble. My
limbs, feet and
hands woro terri
bly swollen and
my health was all
run down. Doan's
Kidney Pills helped
mo ait soon as I
took them and
continued u b o
fixed me up In
Get Doan's nt Any Store. GOe Box
FOSTER-MILBURN CO, BUFFALO. N. Y.
HuHir'a AlMklt Pllll. Low-
riced. ftenh, rtllaU: prfmd b
10SSES SURELY PREVENTED
wotm atoekmin. bwui than
W yfl antMt ' whiro ethir vcIm fill.
I VrtU for bookl.t ami taatlmoolilk
JLAMAjk .S5-o Ekof. liluklt Pllli 4.00
Vf any Injector, but Cuttai'i bwt
The auperloriW of Catur vroducu la da to ow IS
tyttn of astctaUxlnc In vaiilaia ana eamrai ty.
Inilit an Cutttr'a. If unofeUlntbls. ordtr direct.
Th CtrtUrlakratiryarialay, PU.. tt Chlaagt, ill,
A totlat preparation of merit.
Helpa to eradicate dandruff.
ForRetitarlnff Color unit
IBe.uty to Cray or Faded Hair.
aw. ana ilw at urugriita.
Tho women of a town down tho
state recently organized a literary
club, and for a while everything was
"Louise," asked the husband of one
of tho members upon her return home
from ono of the meetings, "what was
'tho topic under discussion by tho club
Louiso couldn't just remember at
first. Finally, howevor, she exclaimed:
"Now I recollect! Wo discussed that
"brazen-looking hussy that's just moved
3n across the street and Nietzsche."
"Seven men out of every ten are
confounded bores!" emphatically de
clared Alexander Aklnaide, the dys
"Why except the other three?"
snarled J. Fuller Gloom, tho widely
Zknown and cordially detested misan
' "Your board bill is two months in
strrears, Mr. Hallroom. Can you give
me something on account?"
"Good heavens, woman! Do you
suppose I'd stay here if I had money
enough to pay for my hoard?"
The world seems all the brighter to
lovers when tho gas is turned low.
A man seldom gets it in the neck by
Sleeping his mouth shut.
OLDEST PIECE OF WRITING
Sumerlan Tablet In University of
Pennsylvania Records Deeds of
A numbor of ancient Sumerlan tab
lots, recording tho deeds of the Baby
lonians thousands of years ago, havo
boon deciphered by Gcorgo A. Barton
at tho University of Pennsylvania rau
Bourn. Ono of theso tablets, which
tells how a farmer rid his Held of lo
custs and caterpillars, Is dated 4,000
B. C. nnd is tho oldest pleco of writ
ing extant, nccordlng to an announce
ment mado by officials of tho museum.
Tho farmer, Doctor Barton's transla
tion says, called in a necromancer,
who "broke a Jar, cut open a sacrifice,
a word of cursing ho repeated, and the
locusts and caterpillars fled." For this
service ho received a tail palm tree.
That a canal was constructed in
Babylonia nearly 5,000 years ago Is
shown by another tablet dated "Tho
year tho Divine Nnram-Sln oponed tho
mouth of tho canal Erin at Nippur."
Nnram-Sln wns a king in Babylonia
and 1b supposed to havo financed the
construction of tho waterway which
gavo Nippur transportation facilities
with tho rest of tho world. A third
tablet, dated 3200 B. C, records tho
transfer of land and a quantity of
grain for bronzo money. Gold and sil
ver woro known at that time, but were
not used as currency.
Always In the Making.
In One of Georgo Macdonald's books
occurs this fragment of conversation:
"I wonder why God mado me," said
Mrs. Faber, bitterly. "I'm suro I don't
know what was tho use of making
"Perhaps not much yet," replied
Dorothy; "but then hp hasn't done
wlh you yet. Ho is making you now,
and you don't like it."
It would give us more patience with
ourselves If wo always- remembered
this. Wo would not get so discour
aged with our infirmities, imperfec
tions and failures if we always kept
in mind the fact that we are not yet
mado, that wo aro only in process of
being mado, that God Is not yet
through making us. . . . Rev. J. It.
' Work of Torpedoes.
Torpedoes cost over $5,000 each; con
uequently they aro not discharged un
less there Is a fair chanco of hitting
the object aimed at. So far tho ves
sels hit by torpedoes have been sta
tionary or only moving slowly; but it
Is probable that as tho crewB of sub
marines become moro expert they will
bo ablo to hit a warship occasionally
when she Is moving at a high speed
Base ball has grown to gigantio propor
tions within tho last decade and the scien
tific work of the teams has been the delight
of millions of spectators. There aro so
many things to admire in the game that it
is impossible to describe them. Outdoor
exercise is ono of Nature's best nlds'in pro
moting health and strength and keeping tho
blood rich and pure; but, perhaps you aro
one of tho many who nre denied that privi
lege. You lead a sedentary life which al
ways has a tendency to make the liver lazy,
the bowels clogged and digestion poor.
Oftentimes you nre nervous, sleepless, havo
no appetite and feel run down.
Under theso conditions you will greatly
appreciate the assistance to be derived from
a trial of Hostcttcr's Stomach Bitters. It
helps Nature by toning nnd strengthening
the Stomach, Liver and BowcK and with
theso organs in a normal condition your
system is well fortified against an attack of
hick Headache, Heartburn, Indigestion,
Cramps, Constipation, Biliousness or Mil
iaria, Fever or Ague.
Always take good caro of your health
and you will bp well repaid, while care
lessness only brings suffering and, distress.
Let Hostetter's Stomach Bitters help you
to maintain your health.
New Kind of Sport.
Ho had taken a day off to go fishing,
but, alas! his luck had been very bad,
and when, on his way homo, a fish
monger's shop camo Into view ho
was tempted and foil.
"I want half a dozen largo trout,"
ho told tho man.
"Yes, certainly, sir," said tho other,
masking a numbor ono sizo grin, with
a correspondingly largo hand. "Will
you take them with you?"
"Yes, pleaso. And 7 want you to
stand over there and throw them at
"Thow them, sir?" echoed tho bewil
"Exactly! My wife is suro to nak
mo if I cought them, and I cannot tell
"Wero you in the Easter parade?"
"No," replied Mr. Meekton. "I stood
off and looked on. I kind of enjoyed
seeing Henrietta engaged in a hike
that didn't look like some kind of a
A contented, willing laborer is worth
50 por cent more than a dissatisfied,
Of course marriage Is a failure if
the liabilities exceed tho assets.
The Battles of Peace.
Thero aro difficulties and dangers
before our nation today just as great
as any our forefathers faced. To
meet and conquer them requires all
tho moral brawn and musclo this na
tion can muster. Thero aro tho prob
lems of corruption in business nnd
politics; tho terrible scourges of in
temperanco and the drug habit, and
tho social evil, deadly to bouI and body
aliko; thero are the problems of
moral education, of marriago and di
vorce, of tho treatment of depend
ents prisoners, defectives,, paupers,
etc. Any one of theso loft uncon
quered would devastate our country
aa no war could. Rbv. N. T. Housor.
"Aro you going to have a garden
"No," replied Mr. Growcher. "It
Isn't my turn to mnko a garden., I'm
going to keep chickens this year and
let my neighbor mako tho garden."
Talk loss and think more. That Is
easy advice to give, but uneasy to
"Pleased to meet you" Is ono thing
a man never says to a sight draft.
Are You Doing the Thinking?
In office, store or factory, the man who has the clear brain for quick, accurate
thinking generally draws jhe big salary.
Nowadays, with competition keen, any man or woman headed for success must
avoid the handicap of heavy, indigestible food, and select the nourishing, easily di
gestible kind which makes for body vigor and clear thinking.
contains all the nutriment of Nature's rich food grains, wheat and barley, retaining the
vital mineral salts phosphates, iron, lime, etc., which are absolutely necessary for
building healthy, well-balanced body, nerves and brain.
Grape-Nuts food is scientifically prepared for easy, quick digestion has delicious
tagte antJ is a splendid food for those who appreciate the advantages of sound
health and a clear thinker.
"There's a Reason"
Grocers everywhere sell Grape-Nuts.
IMPETUS TO ROAD BUILDING
Secret of Maintaining Country High
way Lies In Keeping it Woll
Rounded Up and Drained.
Over a good road, wo can haul prod
ucts to markot at any season of tho
year and get full benefit of tho highest
prices. It is a simple matter to build
a good country rond, as It Is not abso
lutely nocossary that It should bo
built of grnvol or crushed Btono. Tho
secret of tho maintaining of tho coun
try road lies In kcoplng It woll round
ed up nnd sufficiently drained, by ar
ranging It so that tho road is about a
foot higher In tho nilddlo than It Is at
A good dirt road woll maintained Is
not an cxpenslvo proposition, writes
Eugono J. Hall of Oak Park, 111., In
Farmers Review. Shortly after every
heavy rainfall It should bo draggod
with a split-log drag. This will fill
all of tho ruts and depressions nnd
produce a smooth surfaco woll round
ed up in tho mlddlo of tho highway.
Aftor being rounded up with a split
log drag, tho roads aro mado firm
Convlct-Bullt Bridge In Colorado-
Stones Were Taken From Nearby
Hillside and Result Is Ornamental
aa Well as Economical.
and solid by means of a heavy roller
or system of rollers. This will loavo
a firm, solid roadbed which will not
bo seriously injured by heavy traffic.
This system of road building 1b
being followed In many parts of tho
West with splendid success. When
ruts and holes are formed In a road,
tho jolt and jar of the wheol makes
them deeper and forms a pocket for
holding water from tho first rainfall.
This softens tho roadbed and deep
mud holos aro soon formed, while If
thero had been no ruts or depressions
thero and the road had been woll
rounded up, tho water would havo run
off into tho ditches on elthor side, and
tho surface of tho road would bo firm
and in perfect condition.
Another good thing worthy of caro-
ful consideration in the building of our
good country roads Is that of tho con
struction of pormanent and lasting
culverts. Culverts built of stone or
concrete cost ' moro than wooden
bridges, but they will last a hundred
years, and they will not rust or ncod
repainting evory year, as Iron truBS
bridges do. In tho end, they nro tho
most economical kind of viaducts.
Tho advent of tho nutomobilo and
Its employment by tho moro prosper
ous class of farmers has given a great
impetus to road building, too; and
the tlmo is coming when wo will havo
moro and mor'o good roads in thq
ADVANTAGES OF GOOD ROADS
No Factor Contributes Moro to Pros
perity and Happiness of the Rural
Tho convention of tho Virginia Road
Builders' association draws attention
to a subject of prlmo Importance to
tho people of this stato. Scarcely any
singlo factor contributes moro to tho
prosperity and happiness of rural
communities than good roads, snys
tho Richmond Dispatch. Good
roads mean easy and quick communl
cation, economy1 In transporting farm
products to railway or market, con
venient access to tho outsido world,
and a higher average of- citizenship,
wherever they aro found. Virginia
has dono much of recent yonrs to
mako Us highways measurably equal
to thoso of most other southern states,
but much remains to bo dono. Tho
people as a wholo must bo oducnted
to a proper understanding of tho oco
nomic and sociological benefits that
good roads confer.
Interest In Dragging Roads.
Tho neighborhood whero every
farmer takes an Interest In dragging
tho roads will soon find itself pulling
out of the mire.
Alfalfa More Popular.
Everywhero alfalfa is used it is be
aming moro and moro popular. Tho
ictter it Is known tho moro It Is
Self-Feeder Not Good.
Tho self-feeder Is not good for young
pigs, as under flvo months of ago they
vHl eat too much.
System to Avoid.
Local control has failed to glvo us
i good road systom. Let us not go
tack to it.
Graduating ' Gown of Embroidered Voile j
That vory graceful garment, tho long
tunic, which appeared and took the
world of fashion by storm late last
summer, Is with us again. Sometimes
It is an overdress as long as tho under
Bkirt, but ofton it hardly dlftors at all
from tho tunic of last season. Tho
skirt under it has grown wider, al
though it is often considerably nar
rower tlinn tho tunic. But It may bo
equally wide, and in either case is
Ono need only to exnmlno tho gown
of embroidered voilo shown hero to
npprecinto tho charming outllnos of
tho tunic skirt and to realize that a
gown put together on such good linos
s something moro than merely fash
ionable. Tho stylo 1b bo pleasing that
It has lasting qualities. Tho bodico
is' cut on slmplo and graceful linos
also. This is a modol that might bo
Bafoly chosen for a gown of handsome
lace, with tho expectation that little
chango need bo mado In It from Benson
But tho modol ns nlcturod Is mado of
plain and'machino-omhroidored voilo.
not at all oxponBlve. It Is washable,
durablo, and a beautiful fabric. It can
bo bought In narrow or wldo widths,
and with embroldory in colors, as well
as whito, on a white ground. Voilo Is
manufactured In an endless variety cf
Tho underskirt, in tho dress pic
tured, is fitted about tho hips and cut
with a moderato flaro. It is finished
with a three-Inch hem. Tho tunic Is
fitted to the llguro by means of tucks,
grnduatcd in longth and oxtondlng bo
low tho hips. They nro shoctor nt tho
front Tho tunic dips a trifle at tho
front, and this slight dip Is repeated in
Tho bodico is cut llko a plain blouse,
with tho fullness gathered in nt tho
bottom and confined under a girdla
mado of tho embroidered scallops. It
fits tho figure vaguely llko a short
jacket Tho nock is finished with a
turnover collar of laco, and the snmo
laco is UBod for tho puffs and frills
about tho sleeves. '
A silk scarf tlo finishes tho dressing
of tho nock This dosign is one that
seems ns woll suited to tho matron as
to tho maid, and nothing prettier can
bo found for graduation gowns or for
tho useful white dross for midsummer
The Up -to-Date Shopping Bag
The best values that havo been
shown In shopping bags within tho
memory of tho oldest shopper aro to
bo found In tho leather goods depart
ments just now. Theso bags nro shown
In many shapes, (most of them prac
tical) and in .medium sizes. Pin seal
and morocco nro tho most popular
leather, although there aro other va
rieties to choose from. Black con
tinuofl to be tho favorite color, with
tans and browns next in Importanco,
and a few dark blues, greens, purples
and reds for thoso who wish a bag
to match a suit or somo dross acces
sory in color.
Four bags of pin seal aro shown
hero In black. Two of them are sup
plied with vory comploto fittings. They
aro soft, and the leather in throo of
them Is gatbored on to tho frame, so
that they aro moro roomy than tholr
sizo would Indicate.
Tho bag at tho upper loft-hand cor
ner 1b to bo recommended to tho tour
1st It contains n good sized flat hand
mirror fastened to tho framo by a bit
of strong ribbon, and a small coin
purse. In little pockets mado in tho
lining thero nro a small faco powder
box (with tiny puff), a scent bottle, a
cqbo with nail file, and a tubo which
may carry a day's supply of cleansing
cream. Even this ample fitting Is ox
coodod in some bags that carry u card
case and vory small pair of scissors
The bag shown at the lower right'
hand corner will commend itself to
tho shopper or tho travelov who
wlshos to take a fow notoB by tho way.
It has an oval mirror, sot in tho flap,
a chango purso, powdor box, scent bot
tle nnd notebook, with pencil attach
ed, oach slipping into Its own particu
lar pocket and easy to got at
Instead of theso fittings tho remain
ing two bags aro provided with only
a mirror and coin purse. But a sepa
rata compartment assures a placo for
such fittings as tho wearor may chooso
to provido for horself.
Linings aro mado of strong molro
silk usually, but gayly flowered silks
nnd satlnB, In durablo weaves, add a
charm to theso already charming shop,
Simplicity in Skirts.
According to tho Dry Goods Econo
mist in tho slmplo tallorod buUs tho
skirts aro mado very plain, with moro
or less flare around tho hom. Thla
is Introduced both In tho gorod and in
tho Bomlclrcular modols. A fow skirts,
howovor, are shirred on at tho walat
lino. Somo plaitod skirts are also in
eluded In tho orders.
In tho drossy suits tho skirts are
usually mado on similar HnoB, the
plaited effects particularly being pop
ular. In somo Instances theso dressy
sklrta are finished off at tho bottom
with cordlngB, tucks, bias folds of the
matorial, silk braid or velvet ribbon.
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