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FORCE OF HABIT.
Hedge Hefty had a strenuous time
on his vacation. When ho started ho
tipped the scales at 200 pounds and
when ho returned ho only weighed
Dodge That was n drop. I suppose
his best girl gave him up on the spot.
Ilodgc Not at all. She accepted
him right off.
Dodge That's queer.
Hedge No ; you see she Is a great
bargain hunter and couldn't pass any
thing that was reduced.
CURED ITCHING HUMOR.
Dig , Painful Swellings Broke and Did
Not Heal Suffered 3 Years.
Tortures Yield to Cutlcura.
"Llttlo black swolllngn wcro scat
tered over my face and neck and they
woufd leave llttlo black scars that
would itch so I couldn't keep from
scratching them. Larger swellings
would appear and my clothes would
stick to the sores. I went to a doctor ,
but the trouble only got worse. By
this time It was all over my arms and
the upper part of my body in swellings
as largo as a dollar. It was so pain
ful that I could not bear to He on my
back. The second doctor slopped the
swellings , but when they broke the
places would not heal. I bought a set
of the Cutlcura Remedies and In less
than a week some of the places were
nearly well. I continued until I had
used three sots , and now I am sound
and well. The disease lasted three
years. O. L. Wilson , Puryear , Tenn. ,
Feb. 8 , 1908. "
I'ottor Dnitf & Cbem. Corp. , Solo Props. , Boston.
Silk Stockings Indispensable.
Susan 13 Anthony was a woman of
simple taste In dress , but her close
friends knew of one pretty feminine
vanity she always held to. She had
a weakness for silk stockings. Doing
pressed on one occasion for an ex
planation of what most women at one
time regarded as an unnecessary ex
travagance , she laughingly exclaimed :
"Oh , I just love "em. They are an
Inspiration. If I have my silk stockIngs -
Ings on when I rise to make an ad
dress , I feel just like I am walking
among the clouds. They help mo to
soar away on Mights of eloquence. I
wouldn't be without them. "
Try This in November.
Thousands upon thousands of fam
ilies who have not been regular cat
ers of Quaker Oats will begin on the
llrst of November and. eat Quaker
Oats once or twice every day for thirty
days of this month ; the result In
good health and more strength and
vigor will mean that every other
month in the year will find them doing
the same thing.
Try it ! Serve Quaker Oats plenti
fully and frequently for the thirty
days of November and leave off a cor
responding amount of meat and greasy
foods. You'll get more health , more
vigor and strength than you ever got
in thirty days of any other kind of
While you are trying this see that
the children get a full share.
Quaker Oats Is packed In regular
size packages and largo size family
The Main Question.
This story is current In the Arkan
sas hills. A woman was telling some
Iricnds what a delicate childhood was
"When I was born I weighed only
four pounds. They put me In a cigar
box for a cradle. "
"Goodness gracious ! " exclaimed one
of ( he listening women , leaning for
ward with great Interest , "and did
you live ? " Kansas City Times.
There li mor Catarrh In thh section o ( the country
than all other dkca cs put together , and until tin- lost
lev , jcars was tmjiposed to bo Incurable. Tor a mat
many icars doctors pronounced It u local disease and
prescribed local remedies , and by lonMantly lallliiR
to euro with local treatment , pronounced It Inciir.ililc.
( Science has proven CaUrrh to bo u constitutional ( Its-
case , and therefore requires constitutional treatment.
Hills Catarrh Cure , manufactured by r J ( .henry
& Co , Toledo. Ohio , Is the only Constitutional cure on
the market. It 13 taken internally In do es from 10
drops to a teaspoonful. It acti directly on the blood
anil mucous wirfacra of the system 'I hey offer ono
hundred dollam for any case II falls to cure , heed
lor circulars and testlmonUH.
Address- . J. UHi\iY A CO. , Toledo , Ohio.
Sold by nrucKWs. " 5c.
'lake Hall's Faintly rills for constipation.
Miss Elder Dick says that this
rose in my hair makes me look ten
Miss Younger Gee ! Why don't you
get a couple more ?
When a man says he is willing to
chnngo his opinion if you can con
vince him that ho is wrong It's a sign
you'll never bo able to convince him.
. . / If wo all had our own way other
people would quickly get out of It.
Constipation causes many serious diseases. It
Is thoroughly ciin l by Doctor 1'lerco's 1'lcasant
relicts. Ono a ItixalUe , three for cathartic.
A homely truth Is better than a
Lewis' Single Kinder cipnr. Oricinal in Tin
Toil Smoker I'jck.ipi ? Tnkc no fciibittitute.
Great men do not drop out of the
sky in evening dress.
L Ka7 TsS5Sri
Apartment House Mascot and His Job
YORK. There Is n man In n
big real estate llrm In the Wall
street district or New York city who
has not paid a penny of house rent for
the last ten years , although ho has
lived during all that time In hand-
eomo apartments In the most fashion
able part of town ; the smallest of
which never is leased for less than
$2,600 a year. Among the very few
who know the secret of how ho Is
able to occupy such expensive quar
ters free of charge ho Is the most en
vied man. Yet ho hlmsclt finds his
good fortune something of a trial.
Ho does not know from ono month
to the next where he will have to
move. Ho always Is the first tenant
of all to move Into the house , and
when the house begins to 1111 up ho
.knows ho must prepare to get out.
Then this man who lives rent free be
gins to wonder where ho will have
to move to next. No sooner has his
family made a circle of pleasant ac
quaintances among the other newcom
ers In a big apartment house than
they have to make some excuse , telephone -
phone for the moving vans , and have
their furniture taken to a new place
This nomadic New Yorker's re
moval from ono place to another does
not cost him anything , except the
wear and tear on his furniture , and
the labor of getting settled In each
new apartment. Ills changing about
Is part of his day's work and arises
solely from the fact that ho Is consid
ered as a mascot or a forerunner of
good fortune for a certain rich man ,
who owns a great deal of Manhattan
real estate , and who Is continually im
proving it by putting up largo apart
Ono of the crucial periods In the
life of an apartment house Is when
It Just has been completed , and It Is
desired to fill It with tenants. All the
apartment houses owned by this rich
man arc managed by the llrm of
agents In whoso employ is this mascot
who never pays rent. Just how the
superstition started Is not 'mown , but
that the man who believes In it has
grounds for such belief that are sat-
Isfactoroy to himself is evident from
Its long contlnuancec.
When a new apartment house be
longing to this great landlord Is fin
ished , the lucky clerk In the agent's
office is notified that his quarters will
be ready for him on such and such
a day. Ills apartment is the first to
be completed. The other apartments
may bo still In the hands of painters
and decorators and the halls may bo
littered with shavings and broken
plaster. But this professional llrst
tenant has to have his household be
longings moved in and get them ar
ranged as artistically as possible with-
Sexton Finds Ghosts in a Church
THERE are the "ghosts" In the his
torical old Chapel of the Comfort
er at 10 Horatio street , near Jackson
square , in Now York City ! feoren
LIndgren , who until recently was sex
ton of the little mission supported by
Ascension parish , of which the Rev.
Dr. Percy Grant Is rector , has not
only seen the spirits , but he has taken
photographs of two of them.
These strange , mysterious figures ,
according to Mr. Lindgren , congregate
every evening at the foot of the altar.
It Is a weird story Mr. Llndgron tolls
of his experiences in the church ,
where he and his wife , who frankly
confesses that none of the "ghosts"
have been visible to her , had their
So interested did the sexton be
come In the movements of the do-
parted spirits that he purchased n
camera and Iny awake at night to
take snapshot pictures of them. The
LIndgrcns took up their residence on
an upper floor of the church last No
vember , and the presence of the
"ghosts" was revealed to Mr. Lindgren
the first night he slept there.
" 'Do not afraid , ' ho assured mo
'This building was once a dance hall ,
and U was hero that I wasted a for
tune which had been left to me by
my father , who was an Italian noble
man. I killed a man In this very
room. Yes , I stabbed him In the back ,
I stole the money to buy rum , and
her I am a physical wreck. '
"Early the next night , " he said , "as
the old man approached the altar I
fixed my camera In position and gave
the picture a long exposure. Mrs.
Lindgren was with me and wo went
directly to our apartment and devel
oped the picture. Only the white out
lines of the man's face , head and
beard were shown In the photograph ,
but by using a pencil on ono of the
negatives , I succeeded in drawing an
excellent likeness of the mysterious
Elephant Collects Pennies in Zoo
r\ICK" RICHARDS , keeper at the
I/ Bronx Zoo , in New York city , be
lieved until a few days ago that the
high road to riches lay In simply
catching an elephant , hanging a tin
bank on the animal and then teaching
him to beg money from the public and
ring a bell whensoever he put a pen
ny In the bank.
Richard's faith in the Integrity of
elephants was a sublime thing , but
now he holds elephants to be not only
immoral , but capable of almost human
In short , it was Richards who a
year ago taught the Bronx elephant
Congo to beg pennies and put them In
a bank , for which the huge beast has
been famous ever since. It was the
keeper's practice when the bank was
full to take Congo across to the soda
fountain nearby and buy him a quart
of Ice cream out of the day's receipts.
At this rate Congo soon learned the
value of money , and also began to
love it not for Its own sake , but for
what It brought him. When Richards
went for his luncheon a few days age
he carefully emptied the bank , leaving
Congo with a vacant tin box.
When the keeper had finished his
meal lie hastened back to the faithful
Congo , but on the way met four Ju
bilant urchins , who were dividing CO
There stood Congo , swaying mourn
fully. Beside him Sultana and Khar
toum , two other elephants , wore hold
ing up their educated fellow , who
A seedy man standing at the rail ex
plained the case :
"Some boys were Just in hero with
some apples they'd stole , and every
time they gave the elephant with the
bank an apple he gave them a cent ,
an' as soon as they got his last cent
they beat it. "
Mock Court Ends in Real Court Trial
fHE Ycmasslo Haymakers , a West
I sldo organization In New York
city , whose members say they are
henchmen of Leader "Tho" McManus ,
had an outing at College Point and
the last installment came homo by
way of the East Thirty-fourth street
ferry at 1:30 : o'clock In the morning.
They Jammed the ferryboat , Manhat
tan Beach , and there were also aboard
a number of outsiders returning to
As soon as the boat started Charles
Ammon , 30 years old , 5C7 Tenth ave
nue , called some of the picnickers to
gether and announced in no soft tones
that ho was going to open court and
that as Judge he would sentence everyone
ono brought before him for disorder
The Idea was taken up readily and
soon several of the "olllccrs" appoint
ed by Ammon dragged a much-fright
ened negro before him.
"This man spit on the deck , " said
one of the gang.
"Make him stand on his head , " or
dered the court.
The negro made a feeble effort tc
put his feet in the air and when he
was unable to do o ho was made tc
drink five glasses of water. He be
came 111 suddenly and his tormentors
lot him go.
It happened that Sergt. Irwln anr.
six patrolmen , all trafHc men In citl
zens' dress , were aboard the boat , and
as BOOU as they heard of the court
they started a mock fight so they
could get arrested and see how the
"court" was working.
Patrolman Frltsch was promptly
nabbed as a disorderly person and
was hurried to where Ammon waa
holding forth and was charged with
"Lot him turn a few handsprings , "
Bhouted Ammon , but Krltsch , who Is n
powerful lellow , hurled two of the
men aside and walked away. Next
day in a real court the rowdies paid
ilnua for tholr fun.
SOLID GOLD ® SILVER AWARD
For the Best Ear of CeraTe
To be Known as /KJWtWcyft National Com Trophy
To bo Awarded at the
National Corn Exposition , Omaha , 6toc
farmers for oorn this yunr than thor rouulvod for the previous your a orou.
The reason for this may bo found In the fnot that the people of the United States are boirlnnlnir to learn how delicious
corn la and to realize UH full food value.
Kolluec's Toasted Corn Flakes has placed oorn amonc Iho Indispensable Itoma of dally faro.
The makers , therefore , are Interested In the dovulopmcut of the Klnit of Coronls. and have decided to award a beautiful
trophy for the man. woman or child who cau produce the boat oar of oorn In two dill uront HOUMOUS.
Profenor HoJo !
27.1000 : nuil that you are tv iiinmbor of the National Ojrn . . . . . . . . . . . - . . . - . . . . . . - - - - . - - - . -r.- , - . . -
writing to National Corn Kxpo.xltlon. Omaha. Not ) . Tin a tair securely to your Hpoolmon and word it. For the
Kollocc Trophy Contest , " and wrlto your name and address plainly. If yours IB Jtiilccil the boat , you will Kot the
trophy for 1010. If you Biicooodncaln next year or the year foUowluc. the trophy will become your property for
all tltne. In other words , you must produce the boat oar of corn two dllioront years.
There will bo no restrictions. Any mnn. woman or'child boloncluir to the Asuoolatlon can rntor. It will bo onon
to every"tilto in the Union. Profc..or Holdcn wilt JuuVo the corn particularly on ilia baslsof mini 117. Thn Krowlnir
of more corn per acre Is ono object of tuo uwarU. but the uwlu purpose ot Uio rounder ot the trouy Is lor
Increasing the Quality of Corn Used in Making Kcllogg's
Many puoplo think wo have renohod the point , of norfoollon In TonHtnd Corn Haltes ns It
now IH. PurhnpH wo hnvo. If you haven't trluil It. boirlu your udnoiitlou in need tliluna to
out" todny. All crooors have It.
KELLOGG TOASTED CORN FLAKE CO. , flatlllc Creek , Mich.
CALLED TO TIME.
"Ain't she all right , Maria ? "
"You might say something nice to
me , once in a while , Bob. "
Grading Literary Power.
Dean Shailcr Mathcws snys that the
newspaper "shapes the popular mind
more by Its headlines than by its ed
itorials. " By the same token , au
thors Impress by the tltlo of their
hooks , not by their contents , artists by
their themes , rather than by their ex
ecution and lecturers by their plati
tudes more than by their sense.
Mrs. Smith's Housekeeping.
Growells Smith's wife must bo a
Mrs. Growells Why do you think
Growells He declares he's perfect
ly comfortable at home every day iti
the year. Boston Herald.
The Final Transaction.
"Father , " said little Hello , "what IB
the ultimate consumer ? "
"He Is the last person , my son , that
an article roaches in its commercial
"I know what you mean. lie's a
man who goes into a hotel and orders
chicken hash. " Washington Star.
INS AM ) IIKIIISKS
dlfxippear llko iiiaulc under thn lieallni ; touch of
i'eiry IMvIs' P.ihikllli'r. DiirliiKthlhlcy Heathermi
hoUM'hold should \\llliuut II. ln oiUofiOu&lw ! > .
Don't think that because a man Is
willing to lend you a helping hand
he'll stand for a touch.
Lowis' Sinplo Hinder straight Sc cigar is
made to wlibfy the Miiokur.
The man who has been down can
appreciate being up In the world.
Mr * . AVInsIow'K Soothing Syrup.
Tor children tcdhlm.fuiftrnn tliuKunm , ruiWen In-
Humiliationaliaspat : . , ' urcuwludcolU ) , Ucutxntlc.
When duty i-alla on a man lie Is apt
to bo out
Save the Baby Use
Should be ( liven at once when the
little ono coughs. It heels the delicate -
icato throat and protects the lungs
from infection guaranteed sufo and
All Drugcbti , 25 cent * .
The Wizard of Horticulture
Hon. Luther Burbank
says : "Delicious is a gem- the finest
apple in all the world. It is the best in
quality of any apple I have so far tested. "
And Mr. Ihirhank knons.
Delicious is but one of the hundreds
of good tilings in Stark Trees the good
things you should know about before you
plant this fall or next spring.
Let us tell you about them by nritinj ;
to-day for our complete , illustrated price-
list-catalogue which describes our com
plete line of fruit trees , ornamentals , etc.
A Bright , Capable Man
in each county of this state to sell Stark
Trees on commission. No previous ex
perience necessary. The work is pleasant ,
clean work , highly profitable ; and the po
sitions arc permanent to the right men.
Many of our salesmen are earning $50
to $80 per month anil expenses ; some are
making more. " You can do as well 01
better if you're a hustler and trying to
No investment called for ; we furnisli
complete order-getting outfit frccaml the
most liberal contract.
For complete information address the Sales Manager ot
Stark Bros. , N. & O. Co. , Louisiana , Mo.
The automatically-locking Smokeless Device is an ex
clusive feature of the Perfection Oil Heater. This
Automatic Smokeless Device
doesn't allow the wick to rise to a point where it CAN smoke , yet
permits a strong flame that sheds a steady , glowing heat without a
whiff of smoke.
No other heater in the world compares with the
( Equipped with Smokolosa Dovlco )
Turn the wick high or low no
smoke , no smell. Burns for 9 hours
with one filling.
The locking device on the inside of
the draught tube holds the wick below
the smoke zone always responds , and
autonmtically , insuring perfect combus
tion and utmost heat without the slight
est trace of smoke. Oil Indicator.
Damper top. Cool handle. Finislied
in Nickel or Japan in a variety of styles ,
Every Dealer Uvcrywlipr" If Not Yours , Writn for DcicrliHivo Circular
to tliu Neatest Agency of the
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
( Incorporated )
By New Discovery
"I have de
ness can be
cured. " Dr.
TliOHt'cTPt of how t < Mi o the IU\HIPVIIUH nnil
Invisible nutui'i' fnifc fnrthii rurr of HinfniHi .
Illlll Ill-ill ! Ni'IM'N I'll * 111 Innt llCfllilNl i \ CIVll IH |
HID famuli * I'll > mi iiiu scu'iitiM.Dr Ot .ihllc.nl
l'o\\i II , Dfuliii'MH ami ] lfii < l NUHCH ! dinuvpi in' | i
drt if by nmnlc under tin1 IIMI < > ! 'thl.t m v , mul
uciM'Irrful ill.-rovrt J . Ho v 111 M'llcl all vI I niif - i
f T IfiiiiiUi'i.fiiuxsuiiilllfailNoUrHfull Infi i mt-
tuiu huw tlu-y cull Iwt'liiril , nli.Milutt'l frit m >
mutter liuw Innir tin'v lifiMt IH'CII ileiif , or u hut I
c.kusfil tlii'lr ( If.ifiiOHH. This iiiurvcloiiHTi < at-
incut It I HO hlinplr , n.tttiral ami certain ihulmi
will uomlcr wlij It van nut illhcuvercit ht-lmt * .
IntrstlKatorHaieuiitiiuNlit'ilaiiiltMirrilii.itit n's (
tlicmnclMjrt imirvrl at tin- quick ri'Hnlt , . Any
deaf liorhon ran hare full Iniu.-imitiori lio'v to \ < fi
ruiTil nuickly anil eimtl to htav fuii'it at lit > i I
without iim-Htlnc a rout. Wrlto toilay to J > r. i
( uy / lltruril I'uwell , ftMl JianU Huli.'lni : ,
1'i'orla , III , an < l KL-I full li.funimtl n ul Hun
new ui.J uutiilurlul discover } , ub&uiutii
W. N. U. , LINCOLN , NO. 44-1909.
Wipe it off your otherwise
good looking-face put on that
good health smile that CAS-
CARETS will give you as
a result from the cure of
Constipation or a torpid liver.
It's so cosy do it you'll see.
CASCAUETS lOc n box for a week's
treatment , all drusrsrists TU iri-st seller
In the world. Million boxui u mouth.
Plrtnici i.J luj : lit ! Uio hair.
I'riuiuites u luiui. tut gruwth.
Never Italia to lo toro Gray
Hair to Its Youthful Color.
Curoi i lp il irttii ti ho ? < ilUot %
" " " " '
IDEFMGE STARCH ST"
If nlii. '
Thompson's Eye Water