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MORPHINE HABIT CURED.
A YOUNG HAfl B uaj.
WITH DISEASE LED TO THE
USE OF THIS DRUG.
Ho Fought Heroically and Finally
Found a Cure for Both the Dis
ease and the Habit. What
He Has to Say About it.
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Gto. W. BOKHILL, C P. T. A.
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Glad to send It tree.
D. B. LILLIBRIDGE. Prei ,
Lincoln Basinets College, Lincoln, Neb
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Fom Me Register, Iola, Kaunas.
Two years ago last May, Eugene Ihrig,
a young farmer living near Iola, Kansas,
anfWpH n. aevera attack of SCiatlCft, re
uniting frnm a snrain followed by ex
posure in wet weather. Four of the best
phvsiciaus of the town attended bim at
different times, but iu spite of all they
lil Ho he irrew steadily worse. For
nine montns he suffered as only tne vic
tims of this malady can suffer. During
three months of that time he was con
fiued to his bed, and for five months he
could not walk except on crutches, on
account of the excrutiatmg pain in his
hips. Finally his condition became so
had that ho could not walk at all and
the phvsiciaus could hold out but little
hone of recoverv.
After lying thus for two weeks he was
induced hv a friend to besriu taking Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills for Pale Teople. He
had no faith in them, but everythingelse
hn.i failed and so in desperation he tried
these. In a week he began to Buffer less
and to retrain his appetite. v Within two
weeks he could get around on crutches
and before he had taken one box of the
pills he could walk with only the aid of a
Within a month he could walk
without any assistance, and six weeks
after he took the first pill he was doing
. man's work on the farm. It is nearly
vnr now since he beirhn taking the
medinine and he recrards himself as com
nletelv cured as he has no recurrence of
his old maladv. except occasional slight
r.wmces durinir wet weather, ana tnese
rendilv vield to a few doses of the pills,
v .... . - .
But the pills have done even more lor
itn than to cure him of sciatica. They
i)va rnred him of the morphine habit.
fn order to relieve the first pains ol
rheumatism, uoon the advice of
nhvsicion.'he becan taking morphine,
The habit Boon became fixed, and at tne
time he began taking Pink Pills his sys
tem had hecome so permeated with the
noison that he could take-half a tea-
spoonful at a single dose. His last doc
tor had told him thai ne coma never ue
cured of sciata so long as he continued
to take the morphine, and he tried he
roically to break the habit, but without
aval . When he becan taKing nuK rui
he still continued the use of the morphine,
takine it both internally and by inieo
tion. But in a little while ne iouna mat.
he no longer wan ted it. and from that
dav to this he has not had the slightest
craving for the drug. He regards his de
liverance from the morphine uaDit as no
less a boon than the cure of his sciatica,
and he gives all the credit for both to
Pink Pills. To confirm the a Dove pe-
yond all douht, Mr. Ihrig made the fol
I, Eugene Ihrig, being ot lawiui age, ao
solemnly swear that I have read the
foregoing article and that all the state
ments therein made regarding my illness
and its cure are true. I feel sure that I
owe my present health and strength, if
not my life to Pink Pills.
rSiizned.1 Jcgene jhrig.
Sworn and subscribed to before me, a
notary public, in and for the County of
Allen, state ot Kansas, this urn aay 01
January, 1896. J. H. Vanndys,
f notary ruouc.
I hereby certify that I have personal
knowledge of the case above cited and
that the statements made in the fore
going article are true.
Signed. . j. i-va.ns,
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale Peo
ple are nota patent medicine in the sense
that name implies. They were first com
pounded as a prescription and used as
such in general - practice by an eminent
physician. So great was their efficacy
that it was deemed wise to place them
within the reach of all. They are now
manufactured by the Dr. Williams' Med
icine Company, Schenectady, N. 1., and
are sold in boxes (never in loose form by
the dozen or hundred, and the public are
cautioned against numerous imitations
sold in this shape) at 50 cents a box, or
six boxes for 52.50, and may be had of
all druggists or direct by mail from Dr
Williams' Med. to.
A llfMigeron Mail.
Tbeestwhile railroad attorney, Thomas
D. Heed, in his contemptible treatment
of the members of thepeople s party in
congress representing over ou million
and a quarter voters or 0,000,000 peo
ple, proves bevonu pern a venture, iu
small nature of the man, his total lacic
of broad statesmanlike qualities, and
is total lack of any conception 01 toe
deals of republican government.
Thomas 15. Reed should have been Dorn
four hundred years Tago: his arbitrary
and esentially despotic rulings, none the
less repulsive because veiled ueumu a
him one of the most dan
gerous men that we can conceive of to be
honored with a responsioie pusmui ...
republic. From the way the go u 1
gans and mugwump sneers are
his praises, it is eviueni me siuuir. y.
Wall Street and the bank of England s
renresentatives would greatly rejoice to
' . . . mi a
see him nominated. iue Areun.
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JOHN SEBASTAIN, O. P. A.,
7 So. 10th St., - LINCOLN, NEB
;ost Rati J
AN OLD NEBRASKA. SETTLER.
The Mate Sugar Tteet Bulletin.
The experiment station of the Univer-
aifir nf phrnkft has mst issued bulletin
vi . ' . . . ....... .in.
No i containing a tiescnpuou m tuo
exneriments in the culture ol tne sugar
beet in Nebraska during the years ly
anA The bulletin explains at
length aud by means of carefully pre.
pared data the cause of the failure ol
beets to lay by a large amount of sugar
of '95. The reasons
for this are summed up in me louowiug
words: September opened wi.h a gen
eral rain covering nearly tne wnoie oi
the state. This was followed oy a penou
of high temperature. The nearly ripened
beets responding to tne moisture ouu
warmth began a period of growth,
drawing sustenance from the sugar al
ready stored. Before they could again
bigin elaborating sugar, a period of
cold weather set in, checkiug growth and
leaving them in an immature conuiuon.
This is a condition of weather totally un
precedented in Nebraska, and one mat
may never occur ngnm.
The experiments at the station farm
have been continued along tne same
lines as heretofore, and are making of
sugar beet culture a safer snd simpler
operation for the farmer. Several new va
rieties developed in Europe nave im i
trioH hut, hnve not done well as the well-
known Vilmorin and Klein Wanzlebener
varieties. The test ol potasn rertuizers
has been continued with the same results
oa Unra nnmplv that thev cannot be
ln vtviv, " "
nfiiohln nRPfl at nresent.
A number of chemical analyses of the
sugar factory products are given. The
so-called "pulp" from the extracted beets
is shown to be an excellent cattle food,
oanpflirtllv for milch cows. Analyses of
the frozen and unfrozen pulp indicate
that frcprino-m detrimental not only to
the keeping qualities but to the feeding
value. A comparison of sugar beets
with pulp shows that weight for weight
tin hoata contain more nutritious mat
ter, owing to the greater amount of
water in the pulp, but that the dry mat
tpr nf the niiln is more nutritious than
that, nf heets. An analyses of the "lime
cake" given away at the factory shows
it, tn be a verv desirable fertilizer.
Thin valuable bulletin is sent free to
nil nnnlieants. Address the Director o
the Experiment station, University
IS IT A TRIFLE?
How Lone Oh! Lord, How long?
How much longer will the moneyed in
terests throuch the urofeseors they em
ploy in theUniversities, their daily press,
and other "tools," keep the people in ig
norance of the plain facts of history and
of their sophisms. There is, under exist
ing conditions, no valid objection to in
dependent action on the part of the Unit
ed states. National tsimetainst.
Acid dj8pep8ia,commonly called heart
burn or sour stomach, is a form ol indi
gestion resulting from fermentatiou of
the food. The stomacn oeing too wean
to promptly digest it, the food remains
until fermentation uegmi?, "ie 111
utnmnch with eras, and a bitter, sour
hiirnine taste in the mouth is otten pres
ent. This condition onen necomes
chronic and being an every day occurence
istriven but little attention, uecause
dyspepsia is not immediately fatal, many
nenn do nothinir tor tne trouoie.
Within a recent geriod a remedy has
heen discovered weDared solely to cure
dyspepnia and stomach troubles. It is
, - L' ',. Ii;.,.,r,.,;i ToKlpfaonrl
it is now becoming rapidly used and
prescribed as a radical cure for every
form of dvsnepsia,
Stuart's Dvsoepsia Tablets nave been
placed begore the public aud are sold by
druggists everv wnere ai ou ueum per
ONE IN EVERT lOUE.
One Person in Ev-.ry Pour Enffers
Pilef, ' '.
Ahout one person in every four suffers
from some form of rectal disease. The
most common and annoying is itching
niles. indicated by warmth, slight moiS'
ture and intense, uncontrollable itching
in the parts affected.
The usual treatment has been some
sirrmle ointment or salve which some
times give temporary relief, but nothing
like a permanent cure can oe exptcieu
from such stinerflcial treatment,
1 The only permanent cure for itching
piles yet discovered is the Pyramid Pile
Cure, not only for itching piles, but for
every other form of piles, blind, bleeding
or protruding. The first application
gives instant relief and the continued use
for a short time causes a permanent re
moval of the tumors or the small para
sites which cause the intense itching and
discomfort ef itching piles.
Many physicians for a long time sup
posed thrft the remarkable relief afforded
by the Pyramid Pile Cure was because it
was suDDOsed to contain cocaine, opium
or similar drugs, but such is not the
case. A recent careful analysis of the
remedy showed it to be absolutely free
from any cocaine, opium, or in fact any
poisonous, injurious drugs whatever
Sold by druggists at 50 cents per pack,
This paper and the Silver
Knight both for one year for
$1.15. See our clubbing list for
rates with other papers.
THAT COMMON TKOUBiiS
ACID DYSPEPSIA OE SOUB
Recognized as a Cause
Ha Hal Kept Ttb on Republican Thieves
" , for Twenty-five Years
The first thing politically that at
tracted my attention after landing in
Lincoln was the impeachment of Gov
ernor Butler. The charges against him
were that he had loaned public money to
himself and thathehad loaued to others
on second mortgage. For several years
it was counted that the state had lost
several thousand dollars but finally the
advance in price of property brought
back all the money with interest, that
governor Butler loaned and his impeach
ment was expunged iroin tne recorus.
Lieutenant Governor James was made
governor to fill the vacancy made by the
impeachment ol Governor liutier. nis
most noted act of statesmanship was
the souanderinir of thirteen thousand
dollars of school money which had to be
replaced by the legislature from the gen
eral fund. Nothing was done about pun
ishing the criminal. .
The next act of brilliant statesman.
ship was one authorizing the courts to
give judgment against the state. Under
this law Stout obtained a judgment of
forty or fifty thousand. The attorney
general allowed the matter to go upon
thn record in such a shape that It was
difficult to open the case before the su
preme court, but Marquette did it at the
request ot tne governor, in auimiou vo
his rearular salary for serving the state,
the attorney general received from some
one a soan of horses, harness and new
wagon. But tne law and judgment was
aer, aside bv the supreme court.
The next legislature passed a Dili to
rrnv the same man seven thousand aoi-
nrafnr tne Stone CHIOS leit Oil mo I'kui
tentiary grounds. It was unoerstoou
that this was a comDromise to mollify
the decision of the supreme court in the
ntlipr raw). " -
The next was the paving ot a Din
hrnncrhr, hv the Journal company
contract was made in writing to do a
f-prtnin amount of printing for a certain
sum. The work was done and the audit
or paid as the contract read, uut tne
company wanted about seven thousand
ir nm more. i ne auuicur wuuju uuv
riav it. An appeal was made to the su
nreme court for a mandamus order com
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pelting tne auditor to pay, uui me wm
decided the bill had been paid in full.
The next legislature yielded and the Dill
ivns nniil the second time,
. . .
Away bacK, Deiore me war, mnjui
Ppnrmnn was scared out pt a year
crrnwth hv som Indians out oa the
Platte. The bill to pay him four thou
.nnil Hollars was ud in every legislature,
but as long as anyone was present wno
tnon nf the mutter it failed to pass.
Finally in 1889 it went through and tue
money was paid. ,
Next came the ivenoau scnooi iwiu
steal. Three or four wealthy men pre-
tpnriprf tn hnv or lease all the oosiraoie
oihnnl 1 ,1 n il in the state. Then when
rrotniino nurchaser or leaser came, th
land which he wanted was taken but for
a hundred or two dollars it could do got
tpn Sn everv actual settler was bled
thousands of acres left not either
sold or rented. It is so today, hundreds
of thousands of our school fund are lay
ing idle so far as yielding a revenue for
our schools, but some one gets the inter
est on that money.
The testimony given in the trial of the
state officers three years ago is fresh in
the minds of the people. Not less than
one hundred thousand dollars was stoien
from the state treasury under guise of
bills for the penitentiary and the several
insane asylums. The court decided that
state officers could not be punished when
thev stole by proxy.
The crowning glory of republican
statesmanship was attained under Gov
ernor Crounse. Making two bankers the
custodian of public funds without bonds
men. The loss to tha state of 236,
000.00 was the fruit of such foolishness.
Then his bull-headed ness in keeping Hil
ton, oil inspector, in office, saddling a
loss upon the state of not less than six
thousand dollars was equally commend
able. We will say nothing about the
centennial Fair commissioner and other
appointeeB of this noble governor.
To gather up the thefts and defalca
tion of counties and cities will require an-nthpi-
Phanter. It is clear to be seen that
republican rogues in office feel safe in the
hands of republican courts. Public of
ficers are more and more tree witn puo
from lied f lvenlft
She who owns a bed of lavender may
make It a very pretty and poetical
source of pocket money, as well aa an
artistic delight. From its 'fragrant
blue depths she can gather many a sil
ver dollar in the course of a summer, aa
its treasures find a ready sale among
women who love dainty things. Ia
Southern California good-sized laven
der beds keep many women supplied
with spending money, for tne long,
Blender stems In blossom sell readily
for a cent apiece, and those whose
nurse of plenty and hours of leisure
admit of luxurious bits of fancy work,
see a poetical fitness in working up the
lovely old-fashioned flower into choice
and dainty articles. For birthday and
holiday gifts, and for church fairs and
bazaars nothing could be sweeter man
pretty things that can be made rrom
A beauty-loving little woman has re
cently fashioned some exquisite arti
cles of fancy work,' which are useful,
too, In a very dainty way, using as her
material long, smooth lavender otalks
In bloom and many yards of lavender
colored baby-ribbon. With taste and
skill her deft fingers wove in and out,
between the slender stalks, smning
rows of ribbon, until at last mere iay
a shimmering lavender-tinted and lavender-scented
fan large and substan
tial enough for actual use, but so fairy-
like and delicate that one would be con
tent to admire its beauty aa a ran
which might be used, but ahould not.
The fraerant blue blossoms were
first folded down upon their stems, and
babv-ribbon woven very closely ana
firmly in between the stems whjch cov
ered them, the blossoms being in me
nan tor This makes a firm, smooth
handle, which tapers toward the
r.rt This la broad and nat line m
old-time palm-leaf fana that went with
nm- e-randmothers to meeting.
stems are then expanded and trimmed
with scissors into proper shape to make
a rounding edge. This flat surface,
from about two inches above the han
dle is closelv woven with the baby-
ribbon, and a full cluster ia fastened
at the top. as is also a rosette of loop?
at the smallest part of the handle.
Another very popular way of using
lavender is the making of "lavender
sticks." These are .similar to the
handle of the fan described, and three
nr four are loined together in a cluster,
by large, full bows of baby-ribbon of
any delicate color, iney are uuu
against lace curtains or ovr chair
hacks, and the pungent, spicy odoi
tnm tha hidden blossoms fills the
As a gift for some dear old lady,
whose earliest years are somehow as
sociated with the sweet, old-fashioned
lavender nothing can be more dainty
and aDDrODriate tnan a lavenuer wu
nentlv swavina the lightsome, airy
thine, tender i thoughts of long-past
o-irihood will come to her as
familiar fragrance floats out upon the
air Memories of that sweet pleasure
of "going to meeting," with a sprig of
lavender laid primly upon tne buuwj
folded handkerchief, or pressed be
tween the leaves of the bible, will come
to her with tenderest meaning, and vis
ions of mother's lavender bed wui ne
with her all day long,
Many a dainty woman loves the scent
of lavender in her bearoom anu uyuu
her clothing and household belongings,
and bunches of this fragrant nern
inclosed in some very fine fabric, tied
with lavender ribbons, given to a tas-
tidious friend to lay away in her bureau
wardrobe, would be a useful gut,
Love of delicate odors is an evidence of
refinement, and the very act ot scenting
a garment presupposes its immalculate
pipaniiness. Then how oretty ana
dainty It is to scatter blossoms from
the lavender bed throughout one's pos
sessions and to .let the good, old-fashioned
perfume become a part of one's
daily life. Ladies Home Journal.
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There is nothing like popular songs to
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Its words and music make the pulses
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campaign speakers and committees oognt to sm
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Hartlord City Arena: "Any glee club supplied
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Kockv Mountain News: "Best of anything la
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..nnri World: "It fills a long felt want."
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uaMhaiiiftvn f TavaI Pnnullst: "Should be In
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Prof. W. M. Ross of Indiana, the great solo
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rrir and nrononnce it a grand collection ol
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The Farm Field and Fireside says: "It has
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duce a new tone Into the songs ot ths party, and
to write a series ot patriotic song which ara
hardly surpassed by any In our literature tor
loftiness ot motive ana real mem irum a un
A Privileged Visitor.
Mrs. Keedick Did I understand you
to say that you saw uueen victoria
when you were in England, Mrs. Trot-
Mrs. Trotter Yes; I saw the queen
and the heir-consumptive. Judge.
trerel. with the air of half a dozen worn
OUt Sunday Bchool tunes, and "Marching point of view, while at the sametlme they art not
through Georgia." to sing it to, but new atj sll lacking I In the musical quality o-Wch must
words an new music principally, just
enough choice old music to please. Send
to this office for a copy, if you have not
seen it. See in another column what peo
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30 cents, $3.00 a dozen.
Ton will need some good music at your
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in each town and neighborhood by buy
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popnlist eong book. Thirty cenU a
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necessarily bs present before any song touchsa
th. hnrd of ooDularltv, They are remarkable
for their fervid patriotism and broad humanity.
In fact, If the People's party rises to ths patriotic
level of these songs, we have little doubt ol Its
ultimate success aa a party. The songs strlks
the whole oetava of hams sympathy. Spark
ling humor, ksen wit and biting sarcasm, aa well
as the loftier patriotic themes, are to naked la
tarabytka talented author." M
Copies' of Armageddon for sale at this
office, will be mailed to any address at
30 cent each, or 3.00 per dozen.
One of the curious forest growths of
the Isthmus of Panama and Lower Cen
tral America in general is the vine
which the Spaniards call matapalo, or
"tree-killer." This vine first starts in
life as a climber upon the trunks of the
large trees, and, owing to its marvelous
ly rapid growth, soon reaches the
lower branches. At this point.it first
begins to put out its "f eelers"--tender,
harmless looking root shoots, which
soon reach the ground and become as
firmly fixed as the parent stem. These
hundreds of additional sap tubes give
the whole vine a renewed lease of life.
and it begins to send out its aerial
tendrils in all directions. These en
twine themselves lightly around every
limb of the tree," even creeping to the
very farthermost tips and squeezing the
life out of both bark and leaf. Things
go at this rate but a short while before
the forest giant is compelled to suc
cumb to the gigantic parasite which is
sapping its life's blood. Within a very
few years the tree rots and falls away,
leaving the matapalo standing erect
and hollow, like a mouster vegetable
devil-fish lying upon its back with its
horrid tentacles clasped together high
In the air. Core-like arbors of mata
palo are to be seen in all directions,
each testifying to the llgerlng death of
some .sylvan giant that formerly sup
ported it Information.
Young Farmer Jfenr Trumbull
of I'tirl Sam.
Hastings, Neb., May 6.A farmer
named T. J. Pudgeon, near Trumbull,
was brought to Hastings by Deputy
United States Marshal Frank White
and given a preliminary examination
yesterday morning before Judge Bailey
on the charge of violating the laws by
sending profane and obscene matter
through the mails. He was placed
under $300 bond to appear before the
United States circuit court at Omaha
May 15 for trial. '
A Smooth Travelling Man.
LrxcoLX, Neb., May 6.Not long ago
a smooth travelling man came, to the
city and hired a lot. of boys. The ob
ject of this wholesale expenditure oC
monev was simply a little scheme on
his part to advertise. He sent the boys
around to every store in the city to
ask for a certrin kind of gum. Th.
merchants did not have it ana couiu
not sell the boys any other kind. The
result was that each mercnam, bwuio
he would slip up on his brother mer
chants and lay in a stock of that gum
tlrst. Before they had time to cool oft
and give the matter much thought, the
travelling man dropped in and sold them
nice order of the gum. row mo
is well stocked and the mercnants ro
wondering whether or not there ia
another such lot of easily worked men
nywhere in the west.
Table Rock, Neb.. May 8.--T. G.
McLaughlin and wife, an aged couple
living four miles northeast of here,
were seriously injured in a runsw.j
accident yesterday. Iey naa a youug
colt hitched up, whiohTueked over the
tongue and started to run, when one
of the lines broke and brought the
wagon to a sharp turn causing it
upset, throwing the occupants out. It
is tearetltneageacouijio uio
Skipped Afcross the Muddy.
Nebraska Citt, Neb., May 6. Late
Monday afternoon "Zip waw u
Charles Turner had some trouoie aim
in the fight that followed Straw bit off
a good portion of Turner's nose. Offi
cer Dixon went to arrest Straw, fcnt
the latter took to his heels ana was
swift for the officer, and the last seen
of him he was on the Iowa bottoms.
The trouble grew out of a dispute over
difference of 45 cents.
Wants a Divorce.
Fbemost, Neb., May e.Mrs. Lena
Ilaglund has commenced suit in tne
district court for a divorce from her,
husband, Charles Haglund. The peti
tion sets forth that she was marnea to
the defendant in 1891 and that in the
following year she was aesertea ana
since that time she has not been pro
vided for. The petition lurtner asK
that an absolute divorce be granted
and her maiden name, Miss Lena Brught
' Arranging for Decoration Day. ,
Superior, Neb., May 6. Arrange
ments have been completed by the
members of Old Abo post, G. A.- R-. and
theW. R. C, for the proper observa
tion of Memorial and Decoration days.
Past Department Commander C. L.
Adams will deliver the address Memor
ial Sunday, and Gen. John M. Thayer
and Senior Vice Commander J. A. hhr
hardt have been engaged for Decora
tion day services.
Thkdford, Neb., May6.--Mrs. Doyle,
wife of John Doyle of the firm of
Doyle & McMillan, died yesterday
morning of diphtheria.
Thomas county has had two and a
half inches of rain during the past
week. The ground is thoroughly soaked
anrl crrefin oastures are now good. The,
crop prospect was never better than at
the present time.
New Association Formed.
nASTXNOS, Neb., May 6. -The Hast
ings building and loan association, ah
organization to take the place of the
one now being wound up, has been or-i
ganized. Articles of incorporation and
constitution and bylaws have been
adopted, which will be submitted to
the banning Doara ior approval. otdu
hundred shares have been subscribed.
Death of a Weeping Water Lady.
WEKPise Water, Neb., May 6. Mrs.
C. H. King, one . of the oldest residents
of the county, died at her home in thi
city Sunday evening after a proiraotea
illness. An autopsy was held Monday
afternoon, which revealed extensive
cancer of the stomach. Her daughter,
Mrs. John P. Hlggins of West Lincoln,
was present, and also her soa. Editor
Greenfield of the Union Ledger.
Get R, R. and Steamship tickrte at 117
Bo. 10th St.
How Staa Lived a Ilnndred Tears.
"I have taken pretty good care of
my health and let others do the worry,
ing," is the testimony ol a hale old
woman In Indiana, who celebrated her
100th birthday in September.
A. O. C. W. Memorial Exercises.
Hebron, Neb., May 6. The local
lodge of A. 0. U. W. held its memorial
exercises at the Christian church Sun
day. Rev. C. M. McCurdy of Bethany,
formerly pastor of the church, delivered;
the memorial address. After the ad
dress the members proceeded to the
cemetery and placed their tributes of
flowers upon the graves of departed
Observed Floral Day.
Elmwood, Neb., May . Excelsior
lodge No. 144, A. O. U. W., observed
floral day Sunday bymeetlng at Its hall
and marching in a body to the Christian
church, where Elder Cyfus Alton de
livered an appropriate sermon. Thv
lodge at this place has not lost a mem
ber, although it has been organized
about ten years.
Sidewalk Was Faulty.
Faibbubt, Neb., May 6.- While re
turning home from church Sunday
night through the storm W. H. McCoy
fell from the sidewalk over a ravine, a
distance of about ten feet to the ground,
breaking his left arm below the elbow.
Anniversary to be Observed.
Gobdqk, Neb., May 6. The Metho
dist Episcopal church will celebrate its
twelfth anniversary on Sunrlay, May
10, with appropriate exercises. Rev. J.
A. Scamahorn, the present pastor, was
the founder of the little colony thai
Brat settled Gordon.
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