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Purchases can be made to better advantage
this week than next. Stocks more complete and
store less crowded. . . .
Big Rug Sale. A Special Purchase
of 35 Rugs Just Received
Alexander Smith's Best Axministers.
9x12 Best quality Axmjnister - $2000
8-3x10-6 Best quality Axminister - 1800
Also have large sizes rarely ever carried
in places of this size:
SHOPPING BAGS, ETC.
Many attractive nnd pleasing Rifts cnn bo found in this
line. German Silver Meoli Purses, Velvet and Oozo Bags in
Black, Brown, Blue nnd Gray in the very latest designs.
Leather Shopping Bags in grained leathern, renl Seal, Wal
rus and Alligator, with leather covered frames or In fancy
frames of silver, gold or gnn metal finish.
Gifts of a practical character that aro nono the less
pleasing: RobeBlankets in fancy patterns, suitable for Bath
Robes and Wrappers.
Cotton and Woolen Blankets of excellent quality
75c to $ ,0 00
Crib Blankets, nnlmnl designs that please the little folks.
Bed Spreads, a large showing or Marseilles nnd
' Satin weaves, hemmed, scalloped or fringed,
tl.gff to r'
There are only eight days left. Shop as early as you can
while the assortments are complete and the crowds small. You
get a better selection and have more careful attention ' than is
possible in the last few days rush.
GIFTS IN FANCY LINENS
This section offers many very attractive gift items. Every woman appre
ciates fine linens. There are many in-expensive.gifts to be found in these fancy
lines. Dresser Scarfs, Doilies, Lunch Cloths, Table Centers, Tray Cloths, etc.
All priced moderately.
FINE PATTERN TABLE LINENS Fine Irish Damask Table Cloths in beautiful flornl nnd conventional
designs. Napkins to mntch.
LINEN TOWELS A largo line nil Linen Towel.-), plain hemmed nnd hemstitched.
LINEN SHEETING AND LINEN PILLOW TUBING
Linen Sheeting in 0 4 width. Linen Tubling in 42-inch
We are showing the largest
assortment of Silk Waists the town
has ever seen.
A handsome collection of Satin
and Silk Ribbons in fancy and plain
colors, most every sort is here in dif
ferent widths and attractive colors.
Handkerchiefs are always popular as gifts. This sea
son our lines are parti culasly well prepared to meet the
demnud. The variety is almost endless. Lawn hem
stitched with embroidered corners. Linen hemstitched
with hand embroidered corners. Pure linen hemstitched
nnd Untuned with Armenian lace. Pino linen with hand
scalloped edges and hand embroidered corners. Pnro
linen with hand hemstitched and hand embroidered cor
ners. Laco handerchlefs in finest and best of materials.
Handkerchief Prices From 5c to $4.50
Special Purchase of
At Unusually Low Prices
We have just received a special lot of
Furs including Sets and Odd Pieces which we
can offer at unusually attractive prices. They
are Muffs, Stoles and Scarfs in all the popular
furs. . ,
Juliets, fur trimmed. Felt slippers, etc.
Largest and best assortment of Christmas
Candies and Nuts in the city and at low price.
DO IT NOW!
We have mentioned only a small portion of the articles in our stock which are suitable and appropriate Christmas Gifts
Twenty-five Per Cent Discount On All SUITS and CLOAKS
THE MINER BROS. COMPANY
"A MIGHTY SAFE PLACE TO TRADE"
K.d Cloud - - Nebraska.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
nlerd In tho VontofUcu stilled Cloud.Nob.,
m Second CIkbh Myttcr.
0 B. HALE
THE ONLY DEMOCRATIC I'Al'Klt IN
I hereby announce myHelt oh a candidate
lor the nomination lor representative Ironi
the 41th dlitrlct ol Nebraska, subject to tho
will ol tho Democratic and Peoples Inde
pendent voter at tho primaries to bo held
April 17, 1912. Okokok W. Lindskv.
The first evening program of tho
institute, will be given over to local ex
perts. Farmers J. S. Gllhum, Hot.
Cole, Rev. Tompkins timl K. J. Over
ing Jr., will divulge tho hidden secrets
of local success. No admission will
be charged but, these gentlemen will
not bo on exhibition during the re
mainder of the session.
Tho Christmas spirit is in tho uir
and it is doubtful if there is n city in
the state that hnsmado more elaborate
preparations for the. holidays thnn our
own. Tho merchants huvo responded
to tho feeling of buoyancy that the
season create and they have loaded
tho shelves and tables and even tho
Hoor space of their stores with every
thing that the season demands. They
have bought heavily of holiday goods
and ovoryono of tho establishments is
a veritable exposition of things that
are beautiful and sensible.
An aggresslvo business part on tho
part of our business men. reaching out
for everything within reiicli, encourag
ing all would-be coiners, expending
money when a two fold return Is reas
onably certain, it would seem asouoof
tho ways to best build up a city. A
town is what Its people mako it. It
may slowly grow by tho little accro
tlons that accldently fall within Its In
fluence, or It can be pushed Into vigor
ous and rapid growth by tho nggres
bIvo activity of Its business element.
The United States, although the
youngest among nations, manufactur
es more goods, soils more merchandise,
t raises more produce employs more la
bor, payB more wages, gives more com
forts to its people, has more happy und
prosperous homes than any nation on
As we pointed out n few weeks ago
the Socialist party Is on trial in tills
city and their acta will be watched
with interest by the followers of all
parties. Their party professions aro
in high character nud now that they
havotho opportunity to put these pro
fessions into practice the public is in
terested to see how they perform.
In justice to tho loaders of that par
ty lu this city wo wish to say that they
mado their position exceedingly plain
at tho meeting Tuesday night when
they declared that they were absolut
ely opposed to tho breach of any law
and that they would, hold any member
responsible for any infringement of
the. law and that if ho did not do his
duty ho would be removed from ofllce.l
And wo believe them. That principle
of do right or get out appeals to every
right thinking person. The Socialists
are in n position to enforce this doot
rino because each local holds tho res
ignation of every ouo of our members
who Is elected to ofllce and they can
file thut resignation whenever tho
member is derelict in his sworn duty.
Intelligent farmers suy that If the same
methods were used this year on the
farm as tho methods used in '00 there
would have been us great a failure
this year as there was then. Whilo
we have occasionally an acre that
yields one-hundred bushels of com tho
average yield per acre in tho Rtutu of
Nebraska is below the average of '7s.
Why is this? There is room! for vnst
improvement yet in the farming indus
try and this institute will help solve
your problems and it costs you nothing
There will be plenty of room this
year. Both the large tie barns will
be given over to tho stock, poultry
and hogs; tho Woodmen hall, will bo
used for tho display of grains and farm
products also the ladies department
while the programs will bo held in tho
new building now beiug erected by
K. II Nowhouse. Last year fully Jflve
thousand peoplo attended tho iustl
tuto nnd this year arrangements have
been made to care for twice 'that num
ber so there will bo room for you.
"Mr. Dave Kaley spent a few days
this week superintending tho Improve
ments being Installed in his coal mine
just across the river." Now a local of
that kind would sound mighty strange
In a Nebraska paper and yet there are
many people who are confident that in
the very near future we will be ship
ping coal from this enterprising city.
For many years we have believed that
we as a state were an exclusively agri
cultural people and that the wealth of
the underground was denied us but
lately the vague dreams which we
have entertained in the past give
feeble evidence that we may yet startle
the world by finding coal and gas
wltnln easy reach. Several shafts are
now being sunk in the south country
and the result of these operations will
be watohed for with the greatest eager-ness.
The program committco for tho
Farmer's Institute have arranged for
excellont tttlont in a great variety of
subjects. Poultry, stock, hogs, grains,
hay and cooking. Everything for tho
good of the farmer. Would you know
more about your special manner of
furmlug? Come to tho Institute.
Would you know how to get the most
out of your stock? Attend the Insti
tute. To men who have lu charge the
various departments have made spec
ial study of that branch of farm work
and this knowledge of theirs, is yours
for the asking. The State of Nebraska
spends thousands of dollars each year
in making experiments (for the bene
fit of the farmer aud this institute is
your opportunity torccelvo the results
of those experiments. And these men
know, they are practical farmers spec
ialized ulong certain lines. The farm
er who has a living to make, perchance
the farm to pay for has little, if any
time to devote to the new ways of toil
ing the soil or new ways of caring for
the (looks, so the state steps in and
carries out tho experiments for all.
We are beginning to lenrn that we
cannot farm just as father did back in
Illinois or Indiana; we are finding out
that this country needs a different
treatment if we would reapjhe harvest.
Ours is a city thut enjoys many
ural and acquired resources a
that needs Int tho skillful manipula
tion of a man to make them yield
bountifully of their rich treasure a
substantial city whoso foundations
aro laid upon a soil that oanuot bo
surpassed for productiveness a city
supplied with the very best aud purest
of water a city whoso educational ad
vantages have reached n standard,
through tho skillful direction of com
petent officials, second to that of no
other place of its size unywhere a
city where harmony among the com
munlcants of tho different churches is
in perfect accord with objects sought
by our forefathers of tho"Mayflowor,"
and all doctrines are ably expounded
with uh trammeled freedom from the
pulpits of' our different churches a
city whoso sooial advantages are equal
to those afforded by places many times
its size and age a city where the
rich enjoy every luxury desired, and
the poor are not allowed to saffer a
city where peace and good will toward
all men is exemplified. 'Suoh a city is
ours, whoso praises we shout aloud
from the housetop through this spec
ial Issue. If, perchance, a copy of
this paper should fall into the bands
of any who are lu soarcli of a new lo
cation a place where church, school
and social advantages tiro given em
phasis, and where you can live out
your alio ted number of.years without
fear of pestilence or famine, we say,
like one of old: "Come thou with us
and we will do tbee good," without
emphasis on tho "do."
Life is given us for a grand purpose.
tins Improvement of ourselves, and
helping to better the condition of our
fellow men. How important It is that
wo mako a proper use of our time and
ttlcnts. Work and progress are 'the
order of cieution. Among the busy,
tollers in life's harvest fields there is
no place for idlers; neither should wo
spend all our time digging in the earth
after tho perishable riches of this
world. Man was formed for u nobler
purpose, He lives for eternity, where
silver will not be needed, where gold
will be of no value. Lifo is far too,
short and uncertain, the future one too'
near and real, that we should irlsk 'all
on thoono pursuit for earthly treasure.
Opportunities for iiefulnessaiuiimuy.
Along every path-way in life are weary
toil-worn pilgrims, lodging for a cheer
Hg word, for a helping hand. Shall
our lives bo ono of passlveuoss who
the present calls so loudly for action?
Can wo fold our hands in idleness,
murmuring thnt there is nothing for
us to do? Can wo deny light nud help
to those who aro adrift on life's stormy
sea? They who lmvo the brightest
light should hold it up the highest,
that its rays may flash out the farther
in the surrounding darkness. If lifo
nnd its many opportunities have been
well improved, how grand will be the
reflection when we como to stand on
the farther shoro of life, and look back
ward, to know that our great object in
life was to help our fellow mou up to
a fairer laud,
spent the afternoon in tnusio and song
und hearty congratulations to tho
newly wodded couplo and in apprecia
tion nud thanks to Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas for their royal way of enter
tuiuiug. Hftlbei't Thomas is one of
Red Cloud's prosperous farmers and
Mi-s Pearl was ono of our finest of
girltf aud a gr.uluatc from High School
and 11 successful teacher. They will
be at home on tho farm west of litis
city after the 2(1 th inst., to tholr many
friends. We join in extending congratulations.
A Marriage Proposal
One of our giddy youngsters of the
mnlo persuasion recently decided to
muke a formal offer of his heart aud
hand to ouo of our representative lad
ies to whom ho had been p:tyiug atten
tion for some time. He cautiously pre
faced his declarations with a few
questions: "Did she love him well
enough to livo in a cottage with him?
Was she 11 good cook? Did she thluk
it a wife's duty to make heme happy?
Would slio consult his tastes and wish
es concerning her associates and pur
suits of life. Could she make her own
clothes?"' The young lady said before
she answered his questions she would
tell him of some of the negntivo virtues
she possessed. She nover drank, smok
ed or chewed; never stayed out all
night playing billiards; never lounged
on street corners and ogled giddy
girls; never "stood in" with tho boys
lor cigars nnd wine suppers. "Now,"
Mtid'slie, rising indignantly, "I bui bs
suned you do all theso things, nndyot
you expect all the virtues in me, while
you do not possess any yourself. I
can never bo your wife," nnd she bow
ed him out and left him on tho door
steps to silently meditate over his ven
ture, a wiser man.
Life, and it's Opportunities
Life is a. gift of .inestimable value
and fraught with' luterest which in
their effeot are as lasting as eternity.
Miss Pearl, daughter of C. M.
und wife of this city and Mr.
Thomas, ton of Wm. II. Thomas living
just west of tho city wore united in
marriage on Wednesday eveuiug of
last week at tho homo of the brido's
parents. Tho homo was beautifully
decorated with ferns and flowers, and
the parlor a beautiful arch had been
made for the occasion with a large
wedding bell in the oeutor. Miss
Mabel Smith played the wedding
mareh and the contracting parties
took their places at 6 o'clock. Rev.
Jarboe of tho Brethren church per
formed tho ceremony which made
them husband and wife,
After congratulations were bestowed
upon the happy couple the guests were
ushered in the beautifully decorated
dlunlne room where a three course
supper was served. Many beautiful
and useful presents were presented to
Mr. and Mrs, Thomas'by their host of
friends to help them to remember the
The day following, Thursday about
the same guests met at tho home of
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thomas west of
town and enjoyed a reception given
by the groom's mother in honor of her
son's marriage, And at. the noon day
hour about thirty-five guests surround
ed the tables which were loaded with
well prepared goodies. The company
Buys the Victor Victrola
VIII, one of the latest achiev
ments in the talking machine.
Made in solid oak without
horn, all metal parts nickeled
Equal in tone to any other
make at from $10 to $25 more.
For the Victrola, one ot the
most popular self-playing in
struments ever made. One
of the greatest successes in a
moderate priced instrument.
For the Victrola, absolutely
the best low priced instru
ment on the market. Hear
these now. Cash or easy pay
ments puts one in your home.
One of these makes Xmas
last all the year.
Buys the Edison Gem pho
nograph, plays both the two
and four minute records. Oak
cover, black horn, metal parts
finished in Japan and nickel.
For the fireside, also plays
the two and four minute rec
ords, straight horn, oak cabi
net and cover, metal parts,
nickel and Japan. .
Edison Standard Phono
graph antique oak cabinent..J
new style cygnet horn, metal
parts Japan, nickel and gilded.
OTHERS TO $200
Come and hear any of these at your leisure or send for
complete catalogues of machines and records. We have an
easy payment proposition on any of these.
E. H. NEWHOUSE. Prop. 1
Jeweler and Optometrist. C. B. & Q. Watch Inspectoi
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