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V. W. SANDERS, Prop.
NEMAHA, .... NEBRASKA
Somo of tlio great Atlantic liners
mploy 150 firemen,
Jnpnn 1h steadily increasing her ox.
portntlona of Jlntikkjlias.
Everybody will rojolco to hour that
tho lions nro laying only strictly fresh
egga this yenr.
IJuIIh created a Hearo lately In a
Htroot In Mexico. They do that regu
larly In a aired In Now York.
Tho anarchists' favorite way of do
fylng society Ih to persist In going and
staying where thoy are not wanted.
Lard Ih ono of tho chief Mexican
Imports from tho United StateH. Tho
flguro for 1907 was nearly 7,000,000
Whon n man says that ho novcr oh
Jccts to fair criticism ho means usual
ly that ho doesn't protest against
Wo aro glad to announco that In
uplto of tho rocont stringency tho reg
ular spring domand for fishhooks Is as
brisk as over.
Tho famous automobile rncera
around tho world seem to do pretty
woll whon thoy aro loaded Into a rail
road car or a steamship.
German lends tho world in tho pro
duction of beet sugar, Tirltlsh India in
cano sugnr and tho United States In
inllllonnlro Biigar refiners.
Judging by tho thickness of tho dust
on tho fnrmhousos so early In the
season thoro appears to bo no diminu
tion thin year in tho popularity of the
At Maysvlllo, Ky., high school
students aro striking because they do
not llko tho new teacher. That unfortu
nate instructor should bowaro ol
juvonllo night riders.
A largo and vory lino wildcat has
been captured allvo In eastern On
tario. This seems to put tho quietus
on tho theory that nil theso animals
are located around Cobalt.
Manchuria doubtless cherishes hopes
of ceasing to bo a bono of contention
soon. Thero is no restriction placed
on anyone's drenmlng, but It Is often
dangerous to try to make dreams u
Why not put tho anarchists in a nice
largo Held and givo them plenty of
bombs to play with? Tho Held would
bo woll plowed when they were
through, not to mention such n thing
How is this for a verbatim copy of
a personal in tho Boston Transcript:
"Italian duke, ngreoablo manners, do
Elres continuous wlroloss correspond
enco with American lady of moans.
Announcement is m ado that the
drought has so affected tho Cuban su
gar crop that tho yiold will show a
markod falling off. As a result Amer
ican refiners will bo compelled to im
port Inrgo quantities of supplies from
Europe, whero tho beot sugar Industry
flourishes. Is this not a hint to Amer
icans? asks tho Troy (N. Y.) Times.
If tho old world makes a conspicuous
Bucces of beot sugar production, why
cannot our peoplo do tho same thing?
Plans aro maturing for tho erection
of n statue of Alcxnndcr Hamilton in
Washington. It Is rather curious that
tho lntollcctual prodigy whom Mr.
Bryco characterizes as "tho grcatost
constructive statosman of tho na
tion" should bo represented at tho
capital by no monument, when so
many lesser men nppoar In mnrblo or
enduring bronze. Perhaps, however,
It will bo hard to mako a monument
which would overtop his own gront
work, tho "Federalist."
Aro slovenliness and general lack
of neatness In one's dress and person
signs of Irrationality and Incompe
tence? If so, it behooves all testators
to beware of their raiment and of their
personal cleanliness. Futuro contest
ants of their last wills and testaments
may bo watching them and taking
notes of their nppearanco and man
ner of comporting themselves. Be
sides, personal neatness in mnn or
woman is an attraction, and it costs
nothing but a littlo care.
Again Is proof furnished that weath
er vagaries aro not confined to the
United States. Germany is having an
extraordinary Instance of winter lin
gering well Into spring. Heavy snow
falls aro reported in many parts of tho
empire, with cold more suggestivo of
January than April. Italy also is a
BUfferer In tho aamo way, a Rome dis
patch announcing that intense cold
prevails throughout tho country, snow
having fallen in towns where ordin
arily tho climate 1b vory mild, Includ
ing Milan and Porugia. Sunny Italy
appears to have lost Its balmlacss for
tho tinio being.
Tho neighborhood sale, held at an
old homestead, brings out the Impor
tance and tho force of tho man who
has been thrifty and who has ready
money at command. It Is a sad pic
ture (ho passing of tho farm, the dis
integration of a family, tho blighting
of u thousand memories that cluster
nhout a hearthstone. At. such a time
tho squeaky voice of ready money be
comes thunderous in tone, awing tho
modest aspiration of a neighbor who
looks toward tho purchase of a yoke
of cattle, a wagon, a colt; and when
ready money seems determined tho
promissory notes of tho modest fall
back Into tamonoss and silence, lint
ready money does not care to acquire
everything at a neighborhood sale.
Being material it looks to material
things, and Its estimate of the spir
itual Is but shallow, so, when at tho
Groggln salo Llm Jucklln outbid
Stoveall, and become possessed of a
pile of old books heaped on the floor,
somo of his friends murvolcd thnt ho
should have run tho risk of exciting
the opposition of the wealthiest man
in tho community.
"Oh, I knew that ho didn't want
'em," said Llm as ho climbed to a seat
upon the rail fence, a low but. esti
mative throne of observation. "In his
house thoy would bo just so much
rubbish. Thoy don't talk to him, and
whon a book don't speak to a man it
la tho dumbest thing In the world. It
can't make a's much noise as a pig,
for a pig squeals; quieter than a duck,
for a duck quacks it shindy takes Its
placo along with tho brickbat or tho
old shocsolo thnt. curls up in tho sun.
But when a book oven whispers to a
man It tells him tho sweetest of se
crets. It tells him that ho ain't a
blamed fool, and this Is a mighty Im
portant piece of news. Whenever I soo
an old book I think of Abe Lincoln.
Ho gathered corn for two days, keep
In' up the clown row, for a llfo of
Washington, and you men that have
humped yourselves all day behind a
wagon know what that means. Ho
was londin' his body to tho work of
opcnln' up his soul. It came hard,
that book did; it meant backache, for
it took Lincoln a long timo to reach
down to the ground, but it meant
more than if ho had been workln' for
a hundred dollarH a day. Don't under
stand mo to say that every man that
thinks so much of n book will be
great; ho may never be able to go to
a salo such as this and buy a yoke of
steers, but In the long run It. will bo
worth moro to him than all the steers
that Old Elisha was a plowin' when
tho call came for him to go up."
"Rut tho prophet was a handlin of
steers instead of books," remarked
Stoveall, who had como walking slow
ly to join Llm's audience.
"Yes, that's a fact." Llm replied.
"He was a plowin' ten or fifteen yoke
of cattlo If I recollect right, but ho
didn't go to Heaven till he took his
mind off the cattle. Didn't take none
of his oxen with him, but ho took wis
dom with him, and a good book is the
mouthpleco of wisdom. How old are
you, Brother Stoveall?"
"I'm eighty odd."
"Gettln along putty well. And now,
lookln' back over your llfo, what have
you enjoyed tho most?"
"Well, It don't seem to me now that
I've over enjoyed anything since I was
a boy. It has boon a scufllo for me to
live nnd to take caro of what littlo I
had raked together. I have had to
watch man nil the time to keep him
from robbln mo."
"But ho could only rob you of mate
rial things. If you'd been wiser you
would havo laid up somethin he
couldn'-t rob you of, and you could
havo -set down by your tire at night,
and dreamed over It without any fear.
You havo known all along that they
wero goin' to blow tho horn for you
somo tiny. It has always been cer
tain that you had to go, nnd then who
is gotn' to tako caro of the things you
havo raked together? Como- to think
about it, 1 don't believe I ever hoard
you laugh right good."
"1 haven't had anything to laugh
about," tho old mnn replied.
"And nobody else that was always
afraid that ho might 'be robbed whllo
ho laughed. But you have boon
robbed out of a mighty few pennies;
over slnco I can remember you havo
been able to go to a sale and buy what
you wanted, nnd yet of nil tho men I
know, Stoveall, your llfo has been tho
"Jucklln, I could buy and sell you
threo times in n day, with tho price
doubled every time I bought you
"Oh, you mean my land and my
house. Yes, I reckon you could, but
you never saw "money enough to buy
me. In lookln through advertisements
for bargains did you ever hud happi
ness for salo? No sir, for thero ain't
no bankrupt stocks of happiness. Oh,
1 used to think along your line. I
didn't, think that I'd ever bo happy till
I owned all the land ndjoinln' my
fnrm, and I was miserable because I
saw no chanco of gettln' It. Every day
or so I'd soo a hearse goln' down tho
road, hanlln' some old fellow to the
graveyard, and one day It camo on
me all of a sudden that I had to go
along there, too. Thru I 'lowed that I
ought to get as much happiness out
of tho world as possible, and I was
thlnkln' about It one day whllo I was
In town, nnd I sajs to the county
Jedgo, sayn I, '.ledge, Is thero any way
for a man turned forty-five to be hap
py? Ho asked me If I could read, and
I told him I could make out my name
If It was printed In a sheriff's Bale.
Then ho said: 'Well, rend good books
and think about 'em. Don't read tho
things thnt will stimulate you to ar
gufy, but tho things that will feed
your mind without raisin' Its bristles.
Some bookB aro full of the sweet tin
selfishness of the human heart. Head
thorn. Sonic make the fancy play like
you havo seen the Hghtnln' of an
ovenin' on a low-hangln' cloud far over
In tho west. Head them. Don't read
tho vicious ones any more than you'd
keep close company with a vicious
man. Do this and you'll find tho world
opcnln' up toward the past and a
brightenln' toward tho future. Ono
man Is really stronger than another
for what ho knows and not for what
bo's got. We know he can't take his
material things with him, but no man
knows thnt ho can't tako the spir
itual things. Solomon was the wisest
man, it is said, but I believe he would'
havo been a littlo wiser if ho hadn't'
been quite so rich. lie wouldn't havo
been mixed up with so many women,
and right thero Is whero he proved he
wan't any wiser than some of tho rest
"Well, I thought over what tho coun
ty jedgo said, and 1 began to road,
slow at first, for I hadn't been well
schooled, and tho more I read the
bigger my farm seemed to grow, and
now 1'vo got moro than ten million
acres under cultivation. Laws a
massy, what a chance you youngsters
have. Instead of beln' happy only In
the latter end of your life you can be
gin now. I don't mean that you should
neglect any work that you may havo
to do, or that you shouldn't want to
make money, but I do mean that you
ought to lay up an estate that can't
become bankrupt. I am a glvin' you
old talk, It Is true, but it is the old
principles that touch man tho most,
for thoy have always had a hearln' on
his life. Don't understand me to
mean, boys, that you should becomo
bookish, but jest to mix your readln'
In along with your llfo. It will keep
you from breakin' yourself down try
In to keep up with somo man that can
mako money easier than you can, and
he will always be there, jest a littlo
In front of you. Love your feller-man,
for he's all right In the long run. He's
got more sympathy than hato. Some
body may tell you that human nature
is all selfish, but don't you believe It.
Well," ho added, getting down off tho
fence, "I must box up my gold now
nnd cart it homo. Goin' my way,
"Yes, Jucklln, but you aro no com
pany for Jne."
"I reckon that's right," Limuel re
plied. "I know it must be right, foi
I haven't got anything you want."
(Copyilht. bv Oplo Rend.)
BIRD PIANO A NEW INVENTION
Instrument for Training Canaries tu
Warble Simple Tunes.
Miss Ada do Acosta, lately betrothed
to Oron Root, is tho clover Inventor
of no less useful device than a bird
piano, says tho Now York Press. For,
bo It known, the young womnn is at
ono and tho same time a lover of ca
nary birds and a deep student of
music. Sho long ago camo to tho con
clusion that tho whistles and flut03
used by bird fanciers in training ca
naries to sing wero not as good as
thoy might bo.
At last sho decided no wind instru
ment, with or without a reed, was
what tho trainer needed. Tho happy
thought camo to her that a music box
would bo useful In teaching the golden
youngsters to use their voices and
she had much success along that line.
But tho music box wns too mechanical
for the best results. It was dilllcult
to keep It from rattling away at a rate
moro rapid than tho ordinary bird
could follow. So sho set her wits to
work and evolved tho bird piano. The
tones aro produced with silver wires,
which are struck by tiny hammers on
tho planoforto principle. By means
of tho littlo Instrument tunes slniplo
enough for any Intelligent canarv's
understanding can bo played as slowly
as necessary and with tho insistent
repetition essential to success In bird
"Dreadful," moaned tho opern sing
er, who had been robbed of $1,000,
"why it takes nio nearly ten minutes'
of hard work to earn that much."
IV'E BEEN THINKING
By CHARLES BATTELL LOOMI8.
Worthing, said to
me the other day:
"I cannot un
derstand why It is
that so m a n y
their ducks ara
the rapid progress
that her Dorothy
has made in
music, nnd my
Ethel, who did
not begin until a
term later, plays
a great deal bet
ter. "Different moth
ers boast of different things," she went
on, "but almost all but myself boast
about something in their children, and
for my part I think the children in
tills place are very ordinary. Greg
ory carries himself very much better
than most children, because I insist
ed upon his going In to New York to
tako dancing lessons whon he was not
eight, but the average boy of to-day
Is awfully slouchy. And yet I heard
Mrs. Harrison talking about her son
Arthur being ns straight as an In
dian, and that he got it from his fa
ther. Fancy, that under-sized littlo
"And Mrs. Winslow says that Bar
bara sews remarkably woll for a
girl of ten, and sho is always showing
mo the last thing sho has done. Why,
Ethel sewed well naturally. I never
taught her a stitch, but sho does all
my towel hemming now. But 1 never
would think of boasting of it.
"And the other day I happened to
say that Gregory has quite a correct,
ear, and that now that his voice has
changed he sang hotter than any of
tho boys In the choir, and that was
enough for Mrs. Demock. Sho began,
and she talked und talked about the
beauty of Clement's voice, and said
that he took after her. Absolute con
celt, and yet she never imagined for
a moment that I noticed it. Now, with
Gregory, his singing comes perfectly
natural, because I have always sung,
and in fact when I was a girl I used
to bo always asked to sing in com
pany, but when I married I gave
When I remembered that to my un
prejudiced eyes Gregory was a good
natured hobbledehoy and Ethel a kind
hearted but hopelessly commonplace
child, I couldn't help wondering with
Mrs. Worthing why It is that so many
mothers think their ducks are swans.
F THERE is a boy
that I admire in
tho suburb in
which I live,
which suburb Is
In Connecticut, by
the way, it is
Tom Bingham. Ho
is tall and sturdy
and good tem
pered and a favor
ite with boys and
girls; ho has a
sense of humor,
and I never meet
him but I find that
we two have a
good deal In com
mon in spite of
our 50 years' dis
parity. Tho other even
ing I went into town in the same car
with his mother and father, and I had
quite a chat with Mrs. Bingham, who
is very different from Mrs. Worthing.
Our subject Avas children, and I con
fessed to her that I was clean dis
couraged about my boy Harry; that
it did seem as if all my talking and
advice and splendid example slnco he
was born had been thrown away on
hi in, and that he seemed more thought
less and hopeless every day.
"Why, I'm perfectly astonished to
'hear you say so," she said. "I was
telling Mr. Bingham only last night
that if thero was a manly, well-brought-up
boy in the place it was
your Harry, and ho agreed with me.
Dear me! if you had such a chap as
Tom to bring up you might well
despair. 1 sometimes wonder wheth
er we'll ever get any credit for hav
ing tried to bring him up in the way
he should go."
' "Why, Mrs. Bingham, surely you aro
joking," said I. "You son Tom is tho
one boy in town that I think Is a
credit to his parents. He always lifts
Mia cap when he meets me; the other
day 1 saw him helping tho washerwom
an over a bad placo on tho Icy pave
ment, and I know that ho is n great fa.
vorito with tho other boys and girls,
too. I don't believe you know your
boy Tom nt all."
And then It camo over mo like a
thunder clap: "Do I know my boy
Harry? Does he show off his host
points at home?"
And It struck me that perhaps Mrs.
Bingham and I wero bettor off In our
sons than either of us imagined.
(Copyrhjht by Jumes Pott & Co.)
HEALTH VERY POOR
RESTORED BY PE-Rl-NA.
Catarrh Twenty; -five Years
Had a Bad Cough.
Miss Sophia Kittlesen, Evanston,
Illinois, U. S. A., writes:
"I havo been troubled with catarrh
for nearly twenty-llvo years und havo
tried many cures for it', but obtained
very littlo help.
"Then my brother advised mo to try
Peruna, and I did.
"My health was very poor nt the time
I began talcing- Peruna. My throat was
very sore and I had a bad cough.
'Peruna has cured me. The chronic
catarrh is gone and my health is very
"I recommend Peruna to all my
friends who are troubled as I was."
PERUNA TABLETS: Somo peoplo pre
fer tablets, rather than medicine in a
fluid form. Such peoplo can obtain Peru
na tablets, which represent the medici
nal ingredients of Peruna. Each tablet
equals ono average dose of Peruna.
Man-a-lin tha Ideal Laxative."
Manufactured by Peruna Drug Manu
facturing Company, Columbus, Ohio.
WHEN HE CAME HOME.
Mobile Youth Evidently Not One to
Trifle with Truth.
Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee's
famous head, said recently In New
York that tho thought tho closing of
saloons of tho south would be a good
thing. And to an objection he replied,
with a smile:
"Oh, what a vaguo objection!
Vaguer than tho answer of tho Mo
bile woman's son.
"A youth of twenty or so, he cele
brated Easter in the unclosed saloons
by drinking largo quantities of egg
nog. "The next morning ho came homo
to breakfast red-eyed and pale. Ho
ate nothing. He only tried, with many
grimaces, to swallow a cup of cof
fee. "'John,' said his mother, severely,
'what time did you come home last
"The vague youth answered:
"'Bed time.' "Los Angeles Times.
Saved From Being a Cripple for Life.
"Almost six or seven weeks ago I
became paralyzed all at once with
rheumatism," writes Mrs. Louis Mc
Key, 913 Seventh street, Oakland, Cal.
"It struck me in the back and extend
ed from the hip of my right leg down
to my foot. Tho attack was so severe
that I could not movo in bed and
was afraid that I should bo a cripple
"About 12 years ago I received a
sample bottle of your Liniment but
never had occasion to uso It, as I
havo always been well, but some
thing told rce that Sloan's Liniment
would help me, so I tried it. After
the second application I could get
up out of bed, and in threo days
could walk, and now feel well and
entirely free from pain.
"My friends wero very much sur
prised at my rapid recovery and I
was only too glad to tell them that
Sloan's Liniment was tho only med
icine I used."
"Mrs. Ruckshor Is a woman who
seems to bo willing to do almost any
thing for the sake of uppearance."
"Yes but sho draws tho lino at
wearing inexpensive hats for tho sake
of making her husband's task easiei
when ho has to face tho assessor."
Smokers appreciate the qunlitv value of
Lewis' Sinplo Binder oigar. Your denier
or Lewie' Factory, Peoria, 111.
Tho man who is after results isn't
always particular as to tho means.
Mrs. Window's Soothing? Sj-rnp.
For children teutklnn, oftcn tha icuras, reduce In
flamiuitlon, Ulaj i yule, cum wind colto. 35c a bottle.
A good life is tho readiest way to
procuro a good name. Whichcot.
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