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An Exhibit of New Spring
ftn Atmosphere of Spring Pervades Oof Store
The reason is that our new Spring Merchandise
in all lines is on display-the latest and most pro
nounced styles in ready-to-wear apparel for Women,
Misses and Children. Beautiful laces, embroideries
and dress fabrics-the newest styles in shoes for all
ages-furnishings for the home, such as drapery fabrics,
carpets and rugs.
Our goods are from manufacturers and importers
whose firsl consideration is to obtain the beft. When
that beft has been discovered all the efficiency of
modern business organization is utilized in bringing
the goods to our store at the lowest possible cosl.
So when you look over our merchandise, con
sider that it represents progress iri merchandising--
represents our idea of service.
In bringing you the beft merchandise we can
buy, we feel that you weigh points of value as well as
price. We have not centered our efforts in buying
merchandise that would be tempting by reason of the
more prices we could mark upon it. Purity, dur
ability, appearance, originality of styles-in a word
Quality is our Ideal. When our prices are compared
with others you will find they are: very reasonable.
We Endeavor to Hold All of Our Goods to This Standard of Highest
-:- -:- Quality at Loweft Price. -:-
THE MINER BROTHERS CO.
"A Mighty Safe Place to Trade"
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K4 Cloud - - Nebraska.
PUBLISHED EVERV THUBSDAY
Stated In tho roitoffico tiHcl Cloud, Neb.,
m Second CUm Matter.
quicker voyage than their rivals hail
done iiii'l they were willing totukotlie
uhiincc mid rlsk-the,llvjs of a thousand
or two human beings in the endeavor
to outdo u competitor. Bpecd mania
Is a modern disease. Its victims are
not nil found on the raco trucks.
0 B. HALE
THE ONLY DEMOCItATIO PAPKK IN
And the next day being Friday we
A Cousin of Abe Lincoln Dies
Brother of Grandma Hale
force It. The boys inside Informed the
new teacher thnt ho might come in If
he would promise to treat them the
) next day. Lincoln made no reply.
began to move.
Do not fail to read the inside panes
of this paper. You will always And
there valuable news and Information
batthls issue Is devoted largely to the
results of the primary election and the
awful disaster of the Titanic.
We have reason to feel proud of our
dtv cemetery this year. It abounds in
grass and flowers and Is as beautiful
as a city park. Tho appearance of the
city of the dead speaks highly of the
association which has this place in
charge. They are sparing no pains to
Bake this a peaceful resting place for
those who have gone on before.
The battle in Nebraska April 10, 1012
was In many respects slmiliar to the
battle of Lexington of April 10 at the
outbreak of the Revolution. Ballots
were used in place of bullets but they
were bigger. If those British soldiers
had received a volley of Nebraska bal
lots on the memorable occasion the in
stitution of new government In a new
country would have been accomplished
insianter. A half hundred men shoot
ing bullets the size of bed sheets
'would annihilate an army in a round
The underlying principle of tho two
battles was the same. They were re
volts from boss rule. Ever sinoe the
white man placed his foot on the soli
of the western hemisphere be has re
belled whenever he became conscious
of the whip of the boss. There may
be defects in tho Primary law but it
eliminates tho machine and the rcvo
lutlonlsts will win every time.
Contrary to general opinion tho
number of votes oast at thin primary
lection was not as large as last year.
Bain? a presidential year it .was ex
pected that the vote would be heavy
bat such is not the case. This year
the vote was 1470 last year 1765 yet
these were the two largest polls since
the primary system was Installed.
The traglo disaster of the Titanic
has set the whole world thinking.
Here was a vessel that was the very
best that man oould build, a triumph
1b modern art, beautiful in conception,
convenience and design, considered
absolutely safe and sound and yet in
the twinkling of an eye it sunk to tho
bottom of the sea. Modern man was
boasting that he was master of the
water but the Titanic disaster showed
him that ho is roaster only so long as
be trims bis sails to uature's ways.
This ship had been warned that there
we're Icebergs in the vicinity but the
owners panted to make n new record
for fpeed. They wanted to make a
We were asked this week to sign a
petition praying for the removal of
alleged undesirable places of amuse,
ment but we refused because nothing
is being done to provide places of
counter attraction. In our opinion the
way to benefit a boy under eighteen
years of age is to provide him with
wholesome amusement, a place to
spend his spare hours, a place where
he can meet his companions and en
joy himself. If this olty would build
aY. M. C. A. building and equip it
there would not be any uso in looking
for a stray boy outside Its walls for he
would be with the gang and the gang
would be in the swimming pool or in
gym. A noted English boy man is
quoted as saying that we should make
virture exciting and that sentiment
exactly expresses the idea. There are
men enough in this city with money
onough to build and equip suoh a
building. If any one man would build
a structure of this character it would
be an everlasting memorial to him and
this community would br indebted to
The Burliugtan (Iowa) Hawkeye In
its Sunday edition contained the fol
lowing sketch of Charles Miller:
Charles Miller, who died last week
in Marshall county was a brother of
William A. Miller of this place, and
of Mrs. Nancy Hale, a former resident
but now living at Red Cloud, Nebr.
This Is the article:-Wlnfleld Beacon.
Marshalltown, la., April 13 One of
the early pioneers of Des Moines
county, who settled near Burlington
in the early '50's died this week in
northern Iowa, In the person of
Charles Miller, for many years a rest
dent of Llscomb, in this county
Miller was one of the nearest living
kinsmen of Abraham Lincoln, his and
Lincoln's mothers having been first
cousins, and both bearing the name of
Nancy Hanks before their marriage.
Miller came to this county from Des
Moines county in an early day, and
was one of the pioneer merchants of
Mr. Miller was an interesting charac
ter, and when so inclined talked of
his kinsman and the early days in
Kentuoky, when both were boys. It
was seldom, however, that Miller
oould be drawn into a conversation
concerning Lincoln, for he believed
people would consider him boastfull.
But there was one story which
Miller told within bis family circle,
and it Is recounted te show a trait of
character lu the famous American that
followed him throughout bis life a
doggedness of purpose and a gameness
When Miller was a boy, Abe Lincoln
came to his home to board while be
taught the district Bchool. The boys
attending the school, most of them
older than Miller, and some hardly any
younger than the new teacher himself,
planned to initiate the new school
master. Miller was chosen as their
captain, because the lads felt that if
any punishment were meted out, Mill
er would suffer least on the ground of
relationship. The boys agreed to lock
the new teacher out until he "treated"
them or promised a treat.
Lincoln camo to the school house,
evidentally suspecting nothing out of
the ordinary. He found the school
house door locked, and was unable to
A noise was heard on the acbool
house roof, and within n few minutes
down came ti lanky, soot-begrimed
form through the chimney. Lincolu
was going to light and grappled with
the pupils who surrounded hltn. They
were too many for the teacher, how
ever, who was carried, kicking and
struggling to the bank of a creek a
short distance away. A ducking was
to be attempted, to bring the teacher
to time. Lincolu fought as best he
oould against the heavy odds, and li
was not until the very brink of the
I water's edge was reached that he in
formed his tormentors that be would
give up, and the treat would be on
baud the next day. Lincoln kept his
word, and Miller said that no teacher
and his pupils ever got along better
than "Cousin Abe and us boys " The
boys all liked the homely Kentuckian,
and especially did they admire his
spunk and gameness.
Miller was younger than Lincoln,
having been 87 at the time of his death
last Tuesday. lie had always looked
up to Lincoln as his ideal of a young
man, and never had any occasion to re
gret the selection of that ideal.
Mr. Miller has a brother, William
Miller, who lives at WlnBeld, Iowa and
a sister, Mrs. Lucetta Chandler, resld-1
ing at New London, Uenry county, and
another sister, Mrs. Nancy Hale, at
Red Cloud, Nebraska.
These three cousins are the only near
relatives of the martyred president on
his mother's side now living. This
school house incident so far as we
know was never published before. It
throws a light not only on the char
acter of Lincoln but also on tho man
ners of the time. Grandma Hale dis
tinctly remembers the occurrence and
says that it created quite a stir in the
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The Best Knitted
Underwaist at the Price
The manufacturers informs us that they have
make five million NAZARETH WAISTS a year
supply the demand.
When a knitted underwaist can please so many
purchasers year after year, it needs no further endorse
ment. Children need new waists. We sell the
genuine NAZARETH WAIST in sizes 1 to 13 years.
Price 26 Cents
Mrs. Barbara Phares, Prop.
Better to Put Duty First
It would be better for the nation if
people thought more of,,-ietr duties
nd less of their rights.
Prloe of Health.
To Judge by letters received from
correspondents, the average person
does not really want to lie cured. He
only wante relief, which Is quite a dif
ferent thing. Or, at least, it he does
want to be cured, he Is seldom willing
to pay the price not In money, that
Is trifling, nut tne price in pwv.
and perseverance and seir-control.
Lob Angelas Times.
Occasionally a man makes a mil
take which proves to be fortunate ana
profitable. Nevertheless, It is not
good plan to go about making mis
takes. Wonderful "Snow Flower." -
Tho "annw flower." so named be-
..noA if hlnoms onlv In the depth of
Icy winters, is to be found growing
on Siberian soil. When it opens, It Is
tar.hftnd. Its petals of the same
length as the leaves, and half an inch
In with. A Russian nobleman took a
number of the seeds to St Petersburg.
They were placed in a pot of snow
and froten earth. On the coldest day
of the following January the miracu
lous flower burst through its icy cov
ering, and displayed its beauties to
tho wondering spectators.
"The happiness of a man in this
life does not consist in the absence,
but in the mastery of his passions."!
Wisdom From the lench.
"A man bit me, and I hit him back,"
said a woman at the Marylebone po
lice court. "Yes," said Mr. Plowden,
"you wouldn't be a woman if you
lldn't nowadays." London Express.
Matters of the Memory, w
Savages have good memories. They
rarely make a false or erroneous mo
tlon. They have mastered their sur
roundings and there are no new,
things to distract their attention.
They keep their memory cells un
crowded. The civilized man is at a'
great disadvantage. He sees soma
new thing every hour. His brain cells'
are a veritable, dancing, whirling,
seething nest of memories. It is not
ary great wonder that be cannot fe
call the one he needs Just when b-
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