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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
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(Copyright, by W. O. Chapman.)
BEWARE of uttering pes
simistic and cynical re
marks about Christmas and
Christmas joys. If only from
motives of vanity, abstain
from grumbling during the
festive season, for nothing
so surely fixes a person's age
as disagreeable remarks about
the utter futility and absurd
ity of keeping Christmas.
However well preserved, how
ever free from gray hair,
wrinkles and other distressing
marks of devouring Time, be
quite sure that your Christ
mas attitude will not give you
away. "Heigho for the holly!
This life is most jolly!" is
the correct attitude. It is the
attitude of the child, and at
Christmas time the immortal
child which lurks in every
human being wakes to life
if we do not frighten it and
allow it to creep back to its
hiding place forvwant of en
couragement. Grumpy, dis
agreeable people naturally do
not like Christmas, because
it shows them up.
"Are you going to hang up your
stocking on Christmas evo?" asked
the boy's uncle, patronizingly.
"I supposo bo," answered tho boy,
till raoro patronizingly. "Father and
mother scorn to expect that sort of
thing, and It would be a pity to dis
Think lovely thoughts in keeping
with tho spirit of the time.
FESTIVAL FOR THE YOUNG
Opportunity of Christmas of Bringing
Happiness to Children Should Not
Be Passed By.
Christmas, tho celebration of tho
birthday pf tho Divlno Child, Is pe
culiarly tho children's festival. And
while It cannot, too, but bo a time of
special rejoicing among grown-ups, wo
realize after nil, that It has no other
charm to compare with the pleasure
wo tako in some kiddy's delight over
the doll or drum or plcturo book that
our special Santa Claus has brought
This opportunity of making some
child's Christmas one of surpassing
Joy, of which ho will carry a gracious
and ennobling memory Into after life,
years, it may be, after our direct in
fluence for good or evil will havo
ceased forever this opportunity of
giving plcasuro is one of tho best
that Hfo has to offer us. And per
haps tho greatest opportunity is his
who in placo of homo times, has tho
wldo, gray world of homeless, loveless,
unhappy childhood from which to
chooso tho most needy recipient of his
ChrlstmaB giving. Tho chances of
giving happiness in thlB way aro so
many, tho means so simple, and tho
deed Itself so worthy, that no one of
ub should let tho season pass unim
For it is good to be children
someumes, ana never pcuer wan
at Christmas, when its mighty
lUUIIuci waa a uuiu iwira.u jj
Chattel Dkktnt -fi
. WISE AND JUST.
Thero wab a man In our town,
And he was wondrous wise;
IIo said nil plants were mistletoe
To his discerning eyes.
Whene'er beneath u spray of green,
From holly down to flr,
IIo found a maiden young nnd fnlr,
IIo then unci thero kissed her.
And when the mnlils objected, he
Did pennnco thero and then;
IIo counted tip each kins ho took,
And gavo It back again.
He was a poor man but a contented
ono. Santa Claus camo to him and
"What do you want, my friend?"
"Nothing," ho replied, with becom
ing modesty, which ho hoped would
And Santa Claus was so pleased
that ho gavo it to him and passed on.
MIbb Fosdlck (who is self-willed)
I wlBh I know what to give dear
Charles for a Christmas gift
Fosdlck, pore (who liatos "dear
CharleB") Give him a wldo berth.
DON'T laugh! But she uavo me cigars.
Selected tho things by their color
They camo out In one of those Jars
r think they were called tho "Maud
I've read all these ulft-clgar Jokes,
I know I must rend them hereafter:
Please wait for tho place for tl)o laugh,
Don't smllol Hut she bought them her.
r know how she talked to tho dealer
She looked at each box on tho shelf
And spoke of tho wrappor as "peeler."
O, benutlful-looking wero tliey
I think thoy wero called tho "Maud
Of course you think now of liny
Unless, as I was, ybu aro duller.
Don't grlnl They woro tilt nnd red bands,
And really looked quit artistic.
She BnyB tlint uho now understands
Why smoking has charms Mint art
She says that It's cheering to see
How much as I smoke I enjoy them.
wished to destroy
Now, wait! Well, I snt down and smoked:
Sho placed tho ash tray on the table;
I chtirkled and subtly I Joked
"Maud Mullor," you know, was tin
Well, talk of your Jokes on cigars!
I snld you might laugh when I'd ended.
These came out In ono of those Jars
And, honestly, now, they were splendid.
"Huh! I bet you didn't have a
good time at your Christmas party
yestorday" taunted Billy.
"I bet I did," answered llttlo Eddla
"Aw, go 'way. Why ain't you sick
today, if 'you did?"
WITH THE LAWMAKERS
WHAT IS BEING DONE IN HALLS
Epitome of the Work of the Dally
Sessions of the National
Western Newspaper Union Ncui Service.
The Semite 1-niulH commission con
tinued hearing on water power bill.
Iteccssed nt 2:10 p. in. to reasscm
bio at 10:45 a. in. Sunday for tho
public funeral of the lute itpproscu
tatlve Payno of New York In tho hall
of tho house.
DemooratH in caucus adopted lcgls
Intlvo program giving appropriation
meaBUres right of way and preparing
o expedite consideration of conserva
tion, shipping and Philippine bills to
avoid extra session,
Tho I louse Judiciary committee
heard representatives of Society of
Friends supporting Palmer bill to pre
vent use of names' of religious soci
eties as trademarks.
Itcsuiued consideration of District
of Columbia appropriation bill.
Utiles committee considered prohi
bition and woman suffrage resolu
tions. Adopted amendment rescinding half
and half distribution of District ot
Columbia expenses between federal
Rules committee decided to report
special rules next week for constitu
tional amendment on prohibition and
woman sutTrage; rejected Representa
tive (Jardner's request for hearing on
his resolution for investigation of
The Senate Chairman Hitchcock ot
the Philippine committee nnnouncod
that the independence bill would be
pressed for passage at this session.
Testimony continued before a spe
clal committee on charge of railroad
rate discrimination against south At
Hearings on the bill for leasing land
for wnterpowcr sites continued before
the lands committee.
Senator Weeks spoke on tho sub
ject of national defense.
Adjourned at 1:30 p. m. until noon
Saturday as a mark of rospect to the
late Representative Payno.
The House After nrranglng for
funeral services in tho hall of the
house at 10:30 a. in. Sunday for tho
lato Representative Sereno K. Payno,
and tho appointment of n committee
to take hlB body to Now York,- ad
journment was taken at 12:38 o'clock
until 11 n. in. Saturday.
The Senate. Hearings begun before
tho lands committee on the land leas
Debate was begun on the Immigra
Senator Stone Introduced the admin
istration shipping bill.
Tho London safoty-nt-sea convention
was favorably reported for confirma
tion. Adjourned at 3:37 p. m. , to noon
Tho Houso. The secretary of the
treasury submitted his annunl report.
Rear Admiral Fletcher and llrlgadler
General Scott testified boforo tho mili
tary and navnl committees on the pre
paredness of the national dofciiKc.
The Barnhart bill, revising tho gov
ernment printing laws, was passed.
Adjourned at B: 17 p. m. until noon
Tha Senate Members went in a
body to house chamber for joint ses
sion. Adjourned at 2 p. m. until noon
The House Held Joint session with
senate at 12:30 p. m. and neard Presi
dent Wilson In person deliver his an
Naval committee- heard Rear Ad
mirals Fletcher and Badger on prepar
edness of the nnvy.
Army appropriation bill bearings re
sumed by military committee.
Rivers and harbors appropriation
bill consideration begun by committee.
Consideration of District of Colum
bia appropriation bill begun.
Adjourned at 5:08 p. m. until noon
Supervisors Elect Officers.
Fremont, Nob. Tho annual session
of county supervisors and commission
ers elected tho following officers bo
foro adjournment: Prosldont, P. J.
Kennedy. York; vico president, N. M.
Ilarlow, Klmbnll; secretary, C. E. IIIli,
Hastings; treasurer, "Mlko" Cnvoy, Al
bion; legislative committee, 5C. T. Roc
tor, Third district; II. Oclkora, Fifth
district; W. O. Drown, Sixth district;
R. A. Mathers, Fourth district; W.
Wygart, Second district; Enos Jones,
To Investigate Conditions.
Washington. President Wilson has
been asked by n committee of ono hun
dred Indians, representing the Society
of American Indians, to appoint a com
mission to Investigate the condition ot
American Indians and recommend tha
passage of a code of Indian law
r'whlch shnll open the door of hope
and progress of our people" Mr.
I Wilson also was asked to approve a
' movement to have tho court of claims
glvon jurisdiction oyer all Indians'
I claims against tU United States,
GRAPE GROWERS SEEKING NEW
GOSSIP FROM STATE CAPITAL
Items of Interest Gathered from Re
liable Sources and Presented In
Condensed Form to Our
Western Newspaper Union News Sorvlo
Carcasses Should Do Burned.
Few more certain methods for tho
spread of hog cholera may bo found
than leaving exposed tho carcasses of
hogs that luivii died of cholera. Even
though a carcass may be Isolated from,
other hogs, It may bo that seopago
from tho carcass will reach a neigh;
boring stream and thus endanger a
whole section of tho statu. Again,
dogs, cats or birds, attracted to tho
spot, may carry the germs to n hog
lot far distant and perhaps spread the
disease for many miles. Tho depart
ment of anlmnl pathology at tho No
brasku university farm urges that
every hog dying of cholorn or of any
other coutagloitH dlbcnso should be
Immediately burned In compliance
with the stale law.
Grape Growers Seek New Fle "
Deterioration of enstern vft 'i
nnd excessive ravages by InsoctS. ii
aro leading gtape etilturlsts there to
seek new Holds. The activity, suld tc
bo pronounced throughout tho east,
has set Secretary Duncan of the Ne
braska Horticultural society to think
ing, nnd bo has evolved tho quory,
"Why not nsk them to 'Nebraska?"
Men to whom tho affair has been
broached agree, "Why not?" Lettcra
nnd pictures and pcrsunslvo literature
of various kinds setting out tho glorias
ot the Cornhuskcr state and telling ot
tho comparatively tow and feeble at
tempts that have been mado hero to
raise grapes nnd the unusual results
attained, havo been sent cast. The
men who nro Interesting themselves
In tho matter sny they havo hopes that
something good will coma out of it all
Have Named Their Deputies.
Throe state offlccra cloct havo an
nounced tho appointment of II. L.
Cooper, of TocuuiBeh. to bo doputy sec
retary of stato, V. 1). Ensthnm, ol
Broken Dow, deputy stato auditor;
William II. Murrny, of Franklin,
deputy state treasurer. Tho appoint
ments were nnnouncod by Treasurer
elect Gcorgo E. Hall, Secretary of
State-elect Charles W. Pool nnd Auditor-elect
W. 11. Smith. "Willis E.
Reed, attorney gonoral-clect had pre
viously announced the appointment ot
Andrew M. MorrlBsey to bo deputy
Nebraska's Educational Increase.
Tho number of school districts in
this stato has Increased from 377 to
7,185 since 18G9. The number of
school houses In tho samo tlmo has
grown from 298 to 7,545. In tho same
period tho number of children has in
creased In tho Btato from 30,834 to
383,882; tho number of male teachers
from 2G7 to 1,440 coming downward
i from 2.8G1 In 1890 and tho numbor
' of fcmnlo teachers has Increased in
the forty-five years from 209 to 10.GG9.
Tho averago monthly wagCB ot malo
tcacchrs has climbed from $28 to
$84.23, and of tho females, from ?33
Increased Appropriations Asked.
Estimates from thirty departments
and sources to which money has ap
plied In appropriations ot the 1913 ses
sion of the legislature show that if
the figures aro met by tho legislature
greater appropriations will bo required
than two years ago. The total sum
appropriated for the thirty depart
ments then was $1,748.95. The total
of the 1915 estimates as computed at
the auditor's office Ib $1,871.790 an in
crease ot $122,G33.
Governor Morehead has announced
that there will bo no formal Inaugural
ball this winter. IIo expects to sub
stitute a number of informal gather
ings for members of tho legislature,
stato ofTlccrs and their wives, during
the session. IIo snld ho will also cut
his Inaugural messago short. Brief
messages on Important subjocts will
bo sent to tho legislature from time to
tiino during the session.
Dry Land Agricultural Exhibit.
One Interesting fenturo of tho ex
periment station .and college of agrl
culturo exhibit at the state corn show
held during Organized Agriculture
wcok at Lincoln, January 18 to 23, will
bo a collection of tho types of grain
sorghums some of which aro promis
ing crops for central and westorn No
braska. The moro promising of theso
aro dwnrf mllo, fcterlta and dwarf
kaoliang for grain purposes. These
havo boon grown extensively in west
ern Kansas, western Oklahoma and
fostern Texas In proforonco to corn.
Entry Tags Ready for Contest
Tho Boys' nnd Girls' club members
of tho community may apply for en
try tags now of tho agricultural ex
tension service, University farm, Lin
coln, for tho nnnual stnto contest of
Boys' and Girls' clubs to bo hold in
Lincoln during Orgn-Mzod Agriculture
wcok. Entries may be mado between
January 1 and 12. At this contest will
bo found samples ns well as reports
and stories of the work dono by the
sowing and cooking club, corn club,
potato club, and gardening club,
against the severe win
ter weather the quick
changes in tempera
ture, etc., by keeping
the system strong and
well fortified the
blood rich and pure.
A very reliable help to
this end will be found
A toilet preparation of merit,
lleli to fradlralft dandruff.
For Rutorini Color and
Baautr to Cray or Fad ad Hair.
too. Mid ll,0Ot iTUggHU.
IXAIMTET to hear from owner of kxhI farm
" vt IHU fur Mkln. Hem! ilcicrlpUon nnd
lrlc.RrtaMUrs DmIhm ttj,tptAlMMpIW,aia.
What Ih believed to bo tho first geo
metrical Htnlrcnso ever built of con
creto forniB a part of tho "Caracol"
tower in n musoum building that has
just been completed In Lob Angeles.
Tho building with Its tower 1b in tho
quaint ancient Spanish stylo of archi
tecture and Is constructed entirely of
poured concrete. Tho towor la 12G
feel high. In tho center la tho geo
metrical stairway, consisting ot 1C0
stups, circling around an open apace
only 24 Inches in diameter and mount
ing to a height ot 120 foot Unlike
most geometrical staircases, including
tho one in St. Paul's cathedral In Lon
don, this staircase occuplea only a
small part ot tho tower, space being
loft for rooms of fairly large size on
each of tho soven floors. Popular Me
A Pleasant Way to Help.
"Mamma," lisped tho chorub, while
a entllu of seraphic swcotnosB illu
minated Ills baby face, "do you know
that sometimes I holp Catherine's
"That's nice," prompted tho proud
parent. "And what do you 'do to
help her, dear?"
"Oh," replied tho chorub, "when
Catherine's naughty, I punUh hor."
A Doubtful Frame of Mind.
"Do you bollevo in unpreparodness
for war bb a powerful influence for
"I'm not sure about that," replied
Senator Sorghum. "I can't boo any evi
dence to tho effect that no monarchy
would have tho heart to Bhoot up an
Seizing the Advantage.
"What aro you boys making such
a racket down thoro for?"
"Why, we're two big nations gone
"Hut what nro you both pummel
lng poor llttlo Freddy fort"
"Oh, he's a neutral so he can't
Stella I tako my husband along to
help chooso a hat.
Delia I tako a hat along to help
chooso a husband.
A Poisonous Drug Still Fraaly Used,
Many people are brought up to be
lieve that coffee la a necessity of life,
and tho strong hold that the drug,
caffeine, in coffee has on the sys
tem makeB It hard to loosen its grip
even when one realizes Its injurious
A lady writes: '1 had uaed coffee
for years; it seemed ono of the ne
cessities of life. A few months ago
my health, which had been slowly fall
ing, becamo moro Impaired, and I
know that unless relief came from
some soitrco I would soon bo a physi
"I was weak nnrl nervous, had sick
headaches, no ambition, and felt tired
of Hfo. My husband wan also losing
his health. IIo wob troubled so much
with indigestion that nt times ho could
eat only n few mouthfuls.
"Finally wo oaw Postum advertised
and bought a package. I followed di
rections for making carefully, and
added cream, which turned it to tho
lovollcst rich-looking and tasting
drink I over saw served at any table,
and wo havo used Postum over slnco.
"I gained flvo pounda In weight In
ns many weeks, and now feel well
nnd strong in every respect. My
hnndnfinna hnun rrnnA nnif am nnn
woman. My husband's Indigestion irT
has left him, and he can now cay
Name given by Postum Co., Battlo
Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to
Wellvllle," in pkgs.
Postum comes in two forma:
Regular Postum must bo well
boiled. 15c and 25c packages.
Instant Postum ia a soluble pow
der. A teaapoonful dissolves quickly
In a cup of hot water and, with cream
and sugar, makeB a delicious bover
ago Instantly. 30o and EOo tins.
Tho cost per cup ot both kinds is
about tho same.
"Thero's a Reason" for Postum.
sold by Qroeera.
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