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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
Backache Is aWarning
Thousands suffer kidney Ills unawarcs
not knowing tliiit tbo backache, headaches
utM dull, nervous, dlwy, all tired condi
tion are often duo to kidney weakness
alone. Anybody who suffers constantly
from backaoho should suspect thokldnoys.
Some Irregularity of the secretions iiwv
give Just the needed proof. Doan's Kid
ney Tills have been curing backache and
slolt kidneys fur over Ufty years.
A Kansas Case
Mr, O. W IwfiRtl
iiirasner, ih Ap
Plcton Avo., Pur
Bona. Knn., snys:
"My buck pained
mo terribly. When
I sat down a sharp
pain seized mo nnd
t could hardly
Htralfjhtcn. I wns
tired nnd drowsy
My feet swelled
tmdly and tho kid
ney accretions wcro
retarded. D o a n's
Kidney Pills cor
rected all these ail
Get Dor' at Any Store, 50c Bos
FOSTER-M1LDURN CO, BUFFALO. N. Y
As Seeing the Invisible.
No Brunt purpose 1ms over been
achieved by any Individual until his
spirit has first gone out Into somo
wilderness solltmlo and thero discov
ered Its imtlvu strength, Its ubsoluto
Invincibility when It relies upon no
lielp but that of God. This Is tho
experience of nil tho greutcst among
men. They go iipurt from their fel
lows for nwlillo, llko Moses, Into tho
land of Mldlnn, or llko our Lord him
solf Into tho wilderness, or llko St.
Paul into tho Arabian desert, and
thore, In solitary communion with
God, from that highest of all compan
ionships, they drink In strength to
lit thorn for tho work of our lives.
Alono with God, they bco visions
which 1111 their souls, visions which
never fade afterward ovon In tho
light of common day, but which sorvo
as beacon lights to guide them,
through storm and darkness, till tho
purposo of their lives is fulfilled.
Edwin H. Eland.
"Seven men out of every ten are
confounded bores!" emphatically de
clared Alexander Akinslde, tho dys
"Why except tho other three?"
snarled J. Fuller Gloom, tho widely
known and cordiully detested misan
"Tho team Is playing pretty good
ball Uicho duya."
"Yes, they've practically got over
tho effects of their spring training
Hazel Say, Mary!
Mary Well, dear?
Hazel Is my complexion
It often turns out in after years that
tho faint heart which failed to win tho
fair lady was something of a blessing
Are You Doing the Thinking?
In office, store or factory, the man who has the clear brain for quick, accurate
thinking generally drawsthe big salary.
Nowadays, with competition keen, nny man or woman headed for success must
avoid the handicap of heavy, indigestible food, and select the nourishing, easily di
gestible kind which makes for body vigor and clear thinking.
contains all the nutriment of Nature's rich food grains, wheat and barley, retaining the
vital mineral salts phosphates, iron, lime, etc., which are absolutely necessary for
building healthy, well-balanced body, nerves and brain.
Grape-Nuts food is scientifically prepared for easy, quick digestion has delicious
taste and is a splendid food for those who appreciate the advantages of sound ,
health and a clear thinker.
"There's a Reason"
Grocers everywhere sell Grape-Nuts.
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OLDEST PIECE OF WRITING
Sumerlan Tablet In University of
Pennsylvania Records Deeds of
A number of ancient Sumorlun tub
lutB, recording tho deeds of the Huby
lonlnns thousands of years ago, have
been deciphered by George A. llarton
at tho University of Pennsylvania mu
seum. One of these tablets, which
tells how a farmer rid his field of lo
custs nnd caterpillars, Is dated 4,000
11. C. and Is the oldoBt piece of writ
ing extant, according to an announce
ment made by olllclnls of thu museum.
Tho fnrmur, Doctor llarton's transla
tion says, called In a necromancer,
who "broke a Jar, cut open a sacrlllco,
n word of cursing ho repeated, and tho
locuRts and caterpillars lied " For this
service he received n tnll palm tree.
That a canal was constructed In
Habylonla nearly fi.UOO years ago Is
shown by imother tablet dated "The
year tho Divine Nnram-SIn opened tho
mouth of tho canal Urln at Nippur"
Nnram-SIn was a king In Habylonla
and Is supposed to have llnancud thu
construction of the waterway which
gave Nippur transportation facilities
with tho rest of thu world. A third
tnblot, dated 31100 li. C , records the
transfer of laud and a quantity of
grain for lirouzu money, Gold and sil
ver wcro known at that time, but wero
not used as currency.
New Kind of Sport.
He hud taken a day off to go llshlug,
but, alas! his luck had been very bad,
and when, on his way home, a fish
monger's shop came into view ho
was tempted and fell.
"1 want half a dozen largo trout,"
ho told tho man.
"Yos, certulnly, sir," said tho other,
masking a number one size grin with
a correspondingly large hand. "Will
you tako them with you?"
"Yes, please. And ' want you to
stand over there und throw them at
"Thow them, sir?" echoed tho bewil
"Exactly! My wifo Is sure to ask
mo if 1 cought them, and I cannot tell
The Battles of Peace.
Thero are difficulties nnd dangers
beforo our nation today just as great
as nny our forefathers faced. To
moot and conquer them requires nil
tho moral brawn and muscle this na
tion can muster. There are tho prob
lems of corruption In business and
politics; the terrible scourgeB of In
tempcrnnco and the drug habit, and
tho social evil, deadly to soul and body
alike; thero are tho problems of
moral education, of marriugo and di
vorce, of the treatment of depend
ents prisoners, defectives, paupers,
etc. Any ono of theso left uncon
qucrcd would devastate our country
us no war could. Hcv. N. T. Houser.
A contented, willing laborer Is worth
GO par cent more than a dissatisfied,
A full dress suit enables a $f00
clerk to pass hlmelf off for a $1,200
- s xsart-
Base Kill bin grown lo gigantic propor
tions within tho last decade and the scien
tific work of tlin teams h.is been the delight
of miliums of spectators. There nrc so
many things to ndmite in the same that it
Is impossible to describe them. Outdoor
exercise l one of Nature's host niils In pro
moting health nnd ..Uvrinth and keeping the
blood licit mid pure; but, perhaps you are
one of the many who arc denied that privi
lege. You lend a sedentary life which nl
ways has a tendency to make the liver lazy,
the bowels clogged and digestion poor.
Oftentimes you aio nervous, sleepless, have
no nppetite and feel run down.
Under these conditions you will greatly
appreciate the asmtnnce to be derived from
n trial of Hosteller's Stomach Hitters. It
helps Nature by toning and strengthening
the Stomach, l.iver and llowels. and with
thevo oi gnus in a normal condition your
system is well fortified ngainst an attack of
Sick Headache, Heartburn, Indigestion,
Ci.itnps, Constipation, llihousncs or Ma
laria, Fever or Ague.
Alwavs take good care of your health
and you will be well repaid, while care
lessness only brings suffering nnd distress.
Let Hoslrtter's Stomach Hitters help you
to maintain your health.
WAS NOT A FLORAL TRIBUTE
Mistake Made by Actress a Natural
One, Though Certainly Some
The curtain was iung up for (ho
third time, and Margaret Mluko
stepped forward and tesponded to the
prolonged acclamation of her admiring
audience. Shu spoke with a graceful
modesty that charmed, then gathered
her floral tributes. Was It tho Intense
excitement or the blinding array of
footlights that dazzled and confused
Quietly reposing on a lower box
rail by tho proscenium she saw a mag
nlllcent bunch of violets her favorlto
flower ostensibly placed there for hor
by a sweet-faced, dark-haired lady bo
With applause still ringing In her
ears, Miss Hlake leaned forward and
took the lovely houquot, acknowledg
ing the gift by u pretty bow.
Tho Bwcet-faced, dark-hnircd lady
reached after her with a strange and
"Give mo back' my hat," she cried,
"Your board bill is two months in
arrears, Mr. Hallroom. Can you give
mo something on account?"
"Good heavens, woman! Do you
supposo I'd stay hero if 1 had monoy
enough to pay for my board?"
"Wero you In the lCustcr parado?"
"No." replied Mr. Meekton. "I stood
off and looked on. I kind of enjoyed
seeing Henrietta engaged In a hike
that didn't look llko somo kind of a
After the honeymoon marrlago be
gins to resolve Itself Into u guessing
It's n good brand of fertilizer that
will raise u mortgage.
Fred Underwood Began Business
Life as Driver of An
FIDDLED FOR COMPANIONS
Admirer of His Music Got Him Job
As Freight Handler and Now He
Is President of Big
Rail Line, but Still
Dy OSBORN MARSHALL.
(Copyright, 1915. by tin- MoHur.i Niwhhi
Somo forty-live years ago a young
boy, fresh of faco and bright of oyo,
applied for work nt the copper mines
situated at Fort Howard, on Green buy
"Kvnr had n Job before?" demanded
tho mlnu foreman as he scrutinized the
"No," admitted tho boy Irankly. "1
have never worked for wages any
whero before. 1 havo Just come from
school nt Wayland academy."
"Schoolboys aren't lit to work In
mines," said tho foreman bluntly
"Why don't your folks support you
and give you a chance to Btay at
uchool and amount to something some
tlmo7 This Is no placo for a green
"Well, you see,'" the boy explained,
"my father can't afford to keep mo in
school uny longer He is a minister
in tho country near Milwaukee. Ills
Balary iBn't much, and It Isn't alwuyB
paid at that. Thero are u good many
of ub children, and so I thought I'd go
to work. 1 guess I am not so green nB
I look." Tho boy stretched out his
muscular young arms to show how
much work thoy were capable of do
ing. "I know a lot about work, even
it I havo been to school. I can saw
wood and drlvo a nail. My grandfather
taught mo that."
"You do look protty husky," agreed
tho foreman, and then ho looked over
tho list of vacancies In tho mind. "Did
you say, boy, that you can drive a
horse?" ho asked.
"What I said was that I could drive
a nail," admitted tho boy. Ho hesi
tated n moment before giving tho an
swer that might cost him tho chance
of employment. "Well, 1 honestly
haven't had much experience at driv
ing horBOB, but I don't mind trying.
You boo. wo nover could afford to keep
horses at homo. Will you givo mo a
try, at It?"
Promoted By a Runaway.
Tho foreman consented and tho next
lay Fred Underwood for that was
tho young fellow'H name arrived
oarly nt tho entrance of tho initio nnd,
after the proper credentials had been
presented, ho wus assigned his cart
and horse nnd told tho slmplo duties
of a mine cart driver.
Fred took his spat on tho cart with
elation und confidence
"Anyono could drlvo n tiorso like
that," ho thought as ho looked at tho
mute companion of his toll. "Don't
bclievo that a cannon ball could start
It was easy enough, tho work, and,
nsldo from tho dirt und tho grime. It
wns not unpleasant. Then, somo tlmo
tho second day tradition does not say
exactly what hour It was an inspira
tion camo to tho horse an lntultlvo
knowledge that tho man nt tho end of
the reins was a greenhorn; that ho
didn't really know anything about a
horso and thereforo had no rlpht to bo
driving one. Tho horso accordingly
pricked up his ears and with a Bpeed
that belled his worn appearance
dashed away, with poor Fred Under
wood helplessly tugging at tho reins.
When Fred gathered himself to
gether after tho runaway and went fo
tho foreman to report tho mishap ho
was convinced that his services would
no longer be needed at tho mine
An unexpected greeting wnB in storo
"You had bad luck with that horse,"
said tho foreman, "but don't glvo up
yet Thero Is room for u gang fere
man in tho mine. Can you boss a gang
of minors better than you bossed that
Fred went to work at his second Job
with enthusiasm Ho used to work
hard nil day and at night at tho cheap
boarding houso ho would get out his
tlddle, which ho had learned to play
In his father's homo near Milwnukue,
and he would play for his companions
till they forgot their troubles and thu
dirt and the grime and tho toll of tho
What His Fiddle Did For Him.
Among Fred's best friends In the
nine was a man who carried the mall
from tho railroad to the mines. This
man, older than himself by many
years, was ono of tho most eager ad
mirers of tho newcomer's simple, me
lodious playing, and so a strong
friendship had grown up between
Ono day when ho was nt tho rail
road station getting tho mall bugs tho
freight master offered lilrn a position
an freight handler. Ho wns eager to
accept tho position, for it carried with
it tho munificent wage of a dollar a
day, but when it camo to( tho real Is
sue tho mail carrier had to admit that
hla solo knowlodgo of tho art of writ
ing was limited to the shaping of the
letters of his own namo.
"Hut I know a man that will suit
you,'' said tho mall carrier to tho
"Why, Hello, Jlml" He Said, Stretching
freight muster. "Tho fellow that plays
tho violin at thu boarding houso. He's
been to school and his father Is a par
son, so I guess he can do inoro reading
and writing than he'll over need to do
In bundling freight. Just give him a
chnnco for tho Job and I know you will
Tho freight master did glvo Fred tho
chance, and after his first day in tho
freight ofllco there was no question
as to his fltnoss, as freight handlers
went, and for a dollar a day ho was a
In tho next thirty years circum
stances changed much with the gang
foreman of Fort Howard who got bin
llrst Job with tho railroad as freight
hnndlor. After several yennt of ap
prenticeship lu railroad mutters, dur
ing which ho roso from his llrst posi
tion as freight handler in Fort Howard
to a position as brakomnn nnd clerk,
ho was promoted to tho position of su
perintendent of tho Chicago, Mllwnu
keo & St. Paul railroad. From that
position ho was appointed general su
perintendent of the Minneapolis, St.
Paul & Sault Stc. Mario railroad, then
vice-president of tho Haltlmoro & Ohio
nnd now, for n dozen years, ho hnH
been president of tho ICrlo railroad.
In tho ofllccs of tho Krlo railroad
Frederick D. Underwood Is known as
tho most democratic nnd unpretentious
of mon. It Is nald though lie does not
.bonst of It himself that ho nover for
gets the fnco of anyono whom ho has
In the passenger station of tho Erie
railroad station In Jersey City, ono
morning a few years ago. a grizzled
man In overalls stood waiting on the
plntform. Ho wns a brakomnn In tho
employ of tho company nnd ho
watched nervously, anxiously, tho mon
nnd women who thronged the station
from tho Incoming trnlns
"Aro you waiting for friends?" asked
tho gateman, who had noticed his
"No, It Isn't that," snld tho other.
"I happened to lmvo n llttlo tlmo be
tween runs and I heard that Mr. Un
derwood was passing through tho sta
tion. 1 worked out at Fort Howard
alongsldo of him In the dnys beforo he
got a dollar a day. I don't supposo
ho would speak to mo, even If ho did
remember mo, hut I would llko to say
I'd seen him."
"Well, I don't know," said tho gate
man. "Mr. Underwood doesn't put on
nny lugs. Ho might speak to you If he
Then the two m m stopped talking,
At Night He Would
,11 i i wj-- --iT-i,,-t- fam mu;umfmamMi t j iiiiiiiiiiihiiM m
""-""" Hill? flirt I I'
Out Hla Hand to the Brakeman.
for far down tho platform, with firm
quick steps, came tho man of whoa
thoy wero speaking. The eyes of many
of tho employees who recognized him
as their chief wero turned to him, and
ho nodded to them as ho passed. The
brakeman, recognizing him, shrank
back as ho approached. Hut Mr. Un
dorwood's keen eyes us kcon as thoy
wcro when ho asked for his first Job
out at Fort Howard had been observ
ant. "Why, hollo, Jim!" ho sold, stretch
ing out his hand to tho brakeman.
"Whero did you como from?"
"(llnd to soo you romembor mo, Mr.
Underwood," snld tho man, ombar
rnssed, but beaming with pleasure.
"Don't you Mr. Underwood' mo,
wnB tho railroad president's roply. "I'd
like to know how I could forgot you
after all thoso years wo worked to
gether out nt Fort Howard." And Mr.
Underwood broko Into a laugh that
made hln companion In overalls feel
thnt, nfter all, there wasn't such a
wldo gulf between a railroad brako
man and tho president of tho road.
Song of the Frog.
Tho song of the frogs Is ns wonder
ful as their clothing. Tho raucous bel
low of tho bloated male of tho species
may not ho a Hcothoven symphony,
but it was enough to liiBpIro Aristoph
nucy to mnko a falluro of human
verbal imitation when ho wroto "bok-ok-kek-ko-ux-koax."
Tho gontlo trill
of tho llttlo treo toad Is not qulto tho ,
noto of tho nightingale, but It is inoro
soothing than thnt of tho whlppoor
wlll or tho cuckoo, and tho chorus of
tho llttlo frogglcs which wilt in a short
tlmo ho ono of tho orchestra's of
spring, hns a charm In tho rural si
lences which hardly has a parallol lu
any of tho songs without words.
Her Full Duty.
Miss Ilrlghttnan kopt a very at
tractive llttlo tea room, nnd when
away on a business trip recently sho
loft It in chnrgo of a young woman
clerk. Tho morning sho returned sho
did not think things looked qulto as
neat and attractive as usual.
"You know, Miss rirlstol," romarkod
tho proprietress, ns sho glanced
around, "thero Is a great deal in hav
ing your sandwiches look attractive"
"Yes, MIsb Urlghtman, I know it,"
was tho reply. "I havo dono every
thing I could whllo you wero away.
I havo dusted thoso sandwiches every
morning for tho laBt ton days." Har
Get Out His Fiddle.
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