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GREAT KIDNEY REMEDY CURED
Two year? ago I was very sick and uT.tt
hr;iiig treated 1 Fcvcral of tho best physi
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isecinc your &-vrajnp-Iloot advertised, 1 re
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for three weeks, I foaao. I was gaining
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health and hae ontinved my labors. My
system was full of LJrid aciJ, but Dr. Jul
mcr's Swainjiltoot cured me entirely. I
n: sixty years old.
Youra very trul
W. C. COOK,
State of Iots ) ainton, I.
Clinton County J
On this !3th day of July A. D., 1909,
W. C. f".ook to mu personally known ap
peired before ine and iti my presence sub
wribed and rviore to tbo above and fore
DALR II. SHEPPARD,
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Mrs. William Mc
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For saie by all dealers. fiO cents a
box IVs'er-Mllhurn Co.. Buffalo. N. Y.
Wanted a Change.
Milkman I see by the papers that
a Frenchman has invented a new way
r transforming water Into milk
Customer Well. I hope you'll adopt
if. I'm getting awfully tired of the
It Is no use sighing to be a sun It
you are not burning the little lamp
Then- are imitation1', don't be tailed
Ask for Ix'ivL;' Single Hinder cigjr for 3c.
Trt' men and women are all physi
cians :n make us well. - C A. llartol
in Saskatchewan (Western Canada
800 Bushels from 20 acres
of wheat was the thresher
return xiom a I.loc'-
xi;n;&icr mim 111 uu
reason of 1SI0. Mart) .
fields in that usttrilus.
other districts yield
ed from 25 to 35 hu-
shrls of wheat to the
acre. Other grains in
are thus derived
Irora the KKIII
of Western Canada.
This rxrcllcni -liuKing C3ti.c
prices to advance I.aiul :i1im-s
tlioii'd dotiblttiti two ye.it time
:mln Krmi tiit.iiilwil fai m
inc. cuttle ralsdiiRJind diilrj
Itur are nil profitable. 1-ree
t lie Imtl In the vety let
listrlrlj: 10O urre pre-einp-tlonnatSsa.OO
rliiirrhri In -ry nettle-lm-nt.
oll therlrlictiTrooil. atcr
im.l lull Id In K material
VT partlcnlars ns to location,
low wttlprs' rai.way nitf :ml
o-scTii'tlro l'lusjrati-d .nali't.
Ijit-t lt-st West. ntitl otti.T ln
lonmtlori. KritetoS'iiitof Initnl
pmtlon. Ottawa. -mada. or to
Canadian (.utcmnu-nt Atirzu
W. V. BEKTJE7T
Eee Bu'.Jdbo Onaha. Neb.
(I'o address r.ari-st to- 33
A dead liver means awful sick
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K. THE BEST MEDICINE V
fo, COUGHS a COLDS
DEATH OF EX-MAYOR GRANT
Twice Chief Executive cf New York
and a Man of Great
New York. One of the most promi
nent figures in the political life of
New York City 20 years ago was
Hugh J. Grant, who died in the metro
polis recently, at the age of 55. He
was a native of the metropolis and
received his education at St. Francis
Xavier College and in France and
Germany, where he studied languages
and music. Afterward he studied law
at the Columbia Law School and en
gaged in real estate and legal busi
ness. In 1SS?. he entered politics, being
elected alderman, and his course in
the board the following year in oppo
sition to boodle legislation made him
a candidate for mayor on the Tam
many ticket in 1S84. He was defeated.
Hugh J. Grant,
however. In 1SS5 he was elected
sheriff and three years later was
chosen mayor, and was re-elected In
ISiMI. It was Mayor Grant who made
the telephone and telegraph compa
nies take down their overhead wires.
The wires formed a network over the
tlty. interfering with firemen and
forming a danger and a nuisance.
When the subways were ready and
the wires did not come down Mayor
Grant settled the controversy in a
characteristic way. He went out with J
aangs of linemen, laborers and axmen
:md chopped down the poles and tore
down the wires.
In 1S94 he was again a candidate
for mayor, but met with defeat at the
polls. He then withdrew from active
participation in politics.
Mayor Grant was a man of fine phy
sical proportions and was big Intel
lectually. He was fond of outdoor life,
took a deep interest in trotting horses
and was a member of several golf
lubs. lie married a daughter of ex
Senator Murphy, of Troy. In business
he amassed a large fortune and was
charitable during his life in its dis-
' position. At Christinas time he spent
large sums in charity. While Mayor
Grant like his great namesake. Gen.
Grant, was a man of silence, he was
not in the least morose.
MOST REMARKABLE FISHHOOK
: Primitive Affair Used by the Indiana !
of Alaska for Catching
St. Paul. Minn. The picture Illus
trates a halibut hcok used by the In
dians In Alaska. It is about nlnf
Inches long and two inches wide In
he widest portion. Trom top to bat
torn of the fork it is uTiout live Inches
A heavy sinker is attached to the cord
that is seen descending from the low
r fork of the hook, and this sinker
rests on the bottom when the hook is
in action. The h6ok ielf floats abou)
two feet above the sinher. and is kept
Fish Kook of Wood.
!n the position shown in the illustra
lion by the strips of light cedar that
re tied to the upper fork of the hook
The hook itself is of wood in twe
lietts. lashed together by thongs ol
time kind of hide, with :i ;teel pron-j
fashed to the upper part of the fork
with thongs of hide. A piece of sal
.:t.n steak is placed on the hook
rong. .md the hnlibut comes alnns
nd :r;ts to eat it. When the wily
edskin feels a tu on his fishline he
fives it a jerk md the hook piong U
r riven into thtTlowcr Jaw of the hali
:ut and the lira is .-aught. Halibut
.esgb:ing as hir.y as J0 pounds have
oen a.gl:t on t..pse piimitive looks
Vhe hcok illustrated w:ts brought tt
,"t Taul by Martin Kenedy. Jr.. on
his return from his recent trip tr
Maska One peculiarity that puts
.hH hook out cf the culinary class ol
faimen and halibut books is that the
tower prong is carved in the shape ol
Alfonso's Silver Jubilee.
Madrid.- -Early next spring Kir.i
Alfonso will celebrate his silver jubi
iee. the 'J5th aniversary of his acces
slon to the throne, and already elabo
rate preparations are being made foi
f activities of all kinds in connection
with the event.
' The jubilee will coincide with tht
f oung sovereign's 23th birthday. He
ftlone among the monarchs of Europe
commenced his reign on the very day
indeed, at the very hour, that he cam
into the world, having been born sis
inonths after the sudden death of his
father. During the Interval his eldei
pister. the late Infanta Mercedes, had
becupied the throne, from which shf
stepped down to make way for him or
Jhis birth, becoming thus, at the age ol
C, the very youngest of former queens
The ponies had put a sad crimp in
my roll, and I had to square myself
with Clara J. I told her I had bought
a cottage in the burbs. and Hunch had
helped me out by lending me his coun
try house for a day. 1 was supposed
to show It to Clara J., and then renlg
on it because it wds haunted.
hen the alarm clock went to work
the next morning Clara J. turned
around and gave it a look that made
its teeth chatter.
She had been up and doing an hour
before that clock grew nervous
enough to crow.
Her enthusiasm was so great that
she was a Husy-Lizzic long before 7
o'clock and we were not booked to
leave the Chco-Choo House till 10:20.
About S o'clock she dragged me
away from a drama and I reluctantly
awoke to a realization of tho fact that
I was due to deliver some goods which
1 had never seen and didn't want to
"Get up. John!" Clara J. suggested,
with a degree of excitement in her
voice, 'it's getting dreadfully late and
you know I'm all impatience to see
that lovely home you've bought for
me in the country!"
Me under the covers, gnawing holes
in the pillow to keep from swearing.
"Oh. dear me!" she sighed. "I'm
afraid I'm just a bit sorry to leave
tiiis sweet little apartment. We've
been so happy here, haven't we?"
1 grabbed the ball and broke
through the center for 10 yards.
"Sorry." I echoed, tearfully: "why.
It's breaking my heart to leave this
cozy little collar box of a home and
go into a great country house full of
of of rooms, and er and windows,
and er and er piazzas, and and
and cows and things like that."
"Of course we wouldn't have to
keep the cow in the house," she said,
"Oh. no." I said, "that's the point.
Then would be a barn, and you
haven't any idea how dangerous barns
are. They arc the curse of country
life, barns are."
"Well, then. John, why did you buy
the cow?" she inquired, and I went up
and punched a hole in the plaster.
Why did I buy the cow? Was there
a cow? Had Hunch ever mentioned
a cow to me? Come to think of it,
he hadn't, and there I was cooking
trouble over a slow fire.
When I came to she was saying
quietly, "Hosides, I think I'd rather
have a milkman than a cow. Milk
men swear n lot and cheat sometimes,
but as a rule they are more trust
worthy than cows, and they very sel
dom chase anybody. Couldn't you
turn the barn into a gymnasium or
"Dearie." I said, trying my level
best to get a mist over my lamps so
as to give her the teardrop gaze,
'"something keeps whispering to me.
'Sidestep that cave in the wilderness!'
Something keeps telling me that a
month on the farm will put a crimp
in our happiness, and that the moment
we move into a home in the tall grass
III luck will get up and put the boots
to our wedded bliss."
Then I gave an imitation of a chok-
What's the Idea?" I Inquired.
' ing sob which sounded for all the
' n-orld like the last dying shriek of a
j bathtcb when the wat:r is busy leav-
1 "Nonsense. John!" laughed Clara J.;
! "it's only natural that you regret
I leaving hit first heme, but after oue
day in the country you'll be happy as
I a i:'ng."
"Make it a Ueuce." I muttered; "a
I dirty deuce at that."
! "Now." she said joyfully. "I'm going
j to cook your breakfast. This may be
your very last breakfast in a city
anartment lor months, maybe years,
so I'm going to cook it myself. I've
got every trunk packed haven't I
ivorked hard? Get up. you lazy boy!"
and with this she danced out of the
Every trunk packed! Did she In
tend taking them with her. and if she
did how could I stop her?
Back to the woods!
I began to feel like a street Just
before they put the asphalt down.
For some time I lay there wlh my
brain huddled up in one corner of my
head, fluttering and frightened.
Presently an insistent scratch-r-r-r-r
aroused me and I began to sit up and
The things I noticed consisted
chiefly of Tacks, my youthful brother-in-law,
and the kitchen carving knife.
The former was seated on the floor
laboriously engineering the latter in
an endeavor to produce a large arrow
pierced heart on the polished panel
of the bedroom door.
'What's 'the Idea?" I inquired.
"I'm farewelling the place," he an
swered, mournfully. "They's only two
more doors to farewell after I get this
one finished. Ain't hearts awful hard
to draw just right, 'specially when the
"You little imp!" I yelled. "Do yon
mean to tell me you've been doing a
panel comic all over this man:s house?
Scat!" and I reached for a shoe.
"Cut It!" cried Tacks, indignantly.
"Didn't the janitor say he'd miss me
dreadful, and how can he miss me
'less'n he sees my loving remember
meiits all over the place every time he
shows this compartment to somebody
else? And it Is impolite to go 'way
forever and ever amen without fare
welling the janitor."
"Where do you think 3'ou're going?"
I inquired, trying hard to be calm.
"To the country to live, sister told
me." Tacks bubbled; "and we ain't
never coming back to this horrid city,
sister told me; and you bought tho
house for a surprise, sister told me:
and it has a pizzazua all around it.
sister told me; and a cow that gives
'1 Jumped Head First Into
condensed milk, sister told me; and
they's hens and chickens and turkey
goblins and a garden to plant potato
salad in, and they's a barn with
pigeons in the attic, and they's a lawn
with a barber's wire fence all around
it. sister told me; and our trunks are
all packed, and we ain't never coming
back here no more, sister told me;
and I must hurry and farewell them
Tacks was slightly in the lead when
my shoe reached the door, so he won.
At breakfast we wore joined by
Uncle Peter and Aunt Martha, both of
whom fairly oozed enthusiasm, and
Clara J.'s pulse began to climb with
excitement and anticipation.
I was on the bargain counter, mark
ed down from 30 cents.
Every time Uncle Peter sprang a'
new Idea in reference to his garden,
and they came so fast they almost
choked him. I felt a burning bead of
rvrspiration start out to explore my
Presently to put the froth of fear
upon my cup of sorrow there came a
telegram from "Hunch" which read as
No. :J01 W. 109th St.
lister and family vill move In coun
try htuse tomorrow. He sure to play
yf ur game today. Good luck.
Poor John! you look so worried."
said Clara J. anxiously; "1 really hope
it is nothing that will call you back
to tewn for a week at least. It will
take us fully a week to get settled:
don't you think so. Aunt Martha?"
1 dove into my coffe-cup and stayed
under a long time. When I came to
the surface again Uncle Peter was ex
pl:.'ning to Tacks that baked beans
grew only in a very hot climate, and
in the ueral confusion the telegram
was forgotten by all except ray har
Clara J. and Aunt Martha were both
tearful when we left the Hat to ride
to the station, but to my intense relief
no mention was made of the trunks:
consequea: ly I began to lift the mort
gage from my life and breathe easier.
On the way out Tacks left a small
narcel with one of the hall boys with
itistiuctions to hand it to the janitor
as soon as possible.
"It's a little present for the janitor
in loving remembrance of his mem
ory." Tacks explained with something
that sounded like a citch in his voice.
"Hasn't that boy a lovely disposi
tion." Aunt Martha beamed on Tacks,
"o be so forgiving to the janitor after
the horrid man had sworn at him and
blamed him for putting a cat in the
dumb waiter and sending it up to the
nervous lady on the seventh floor,
who abominated cats and Tho
screamed and fell over in a tub of
suds when she opened the dumb
waiter door tc get her groceries and
the cat Jumped at her? Mercy! how
can the boy be so generous?"
Tacks bore up bravely under thl3
panegyric of praise and his face wore
a rapt expression which amounted al
most to religious fervor.
"What did you give the janitor,
Angel-Face?" I asked.
"Only just another remembrance,"
Tacks answered, solemnly. "I hap
pened to find a poor, little dead mouse
under the gas range, and I thought
I'd farewell the janitor with It."
Aunt Martha sighed painfully, and
Uncle Peter chuckled inwardly like a
mechanical toy hen.
On the train out to Jiggersville,
Clara J. was a picture entitled "The
Joy of Living" kind regards to Mrs
Pat Campbell: Ibsen please write.
As for me. with every revolution ol
the wheels I grew more and more a
half portion of chipped beef.
"Oh, John!" said Clara J., her voice
shrill with excitement; "I forgot to
tell you! I left my key with mother
and she's going to superintend the
packing of the furniture this after
noon. Ly evening she expects to have
everything loaded in the van and we
won't have to wait any time for out
trunks and things!"
"Great Scott!" I yelled. "Maybe
you won't like the house! Maybe it's
only a shanty with holes In the roof
er. 1 mean. fmaybe you'll be disap
pointed with the layout! What's the
blithering sense of being in such a
consuming fever about moving the
fiendish furniture? I'm certain you'll
hate the very sight of this corn-crib
out among the ant hills. Can't you
back-pedal on the furniture gag and
give yourself a chance to hear tho
answer to what you ask yourself?"
Clara J. looked tearfully at me for
a moment; then she went over and
sat with Aunt Martha and told her
how glad she was we were moving to
the country where the pure air would
no doubt have a soothing effect on
my nerves, because I certainly had
grown irritable of late.
At iast we reached the little old log
cabin down the lane, and after the
first glimpse I knew it was all off.
The place I had borrowed from
Runch for a few minutes was a dream,
all right, all right.
With its beautiful lawns and its
glistening graveled walks; with a
modern house perfect In every detail:
with its murmuring brooklet rushing
away Into a perspective of nodding
green trees, and with the bright sun-
My Most Blood-Curdling Story.1
shine smiling a welcome over all. It
made a picture calculated to charm
the most hardened city crab that ever
crawled away rrom the cover of the
As for Clara J., she simply threw
up both hands and screamed for help.
She danced and yelled with delight
Then she hugged and kissed me with
a thousand reiterated thanks for my
I felt as joyous as a jelly fish. Ten
legged microbes began to climb into
my pores. Everything I had in my
system rushed to my head. I could
see myself In the giggle-giggle ward in
a bat house, playing I was the king
1 was a joke turned upside down.
After they had examined every
nook and cranny of the place and had
talked themselves hoarse with de
light, I called them all up on the
front piazza for the purjwise of put
ting out their lights with my ghost
1 figured on diiving them all back
to the depot with about four para
graphs of creepy talk, so when I had
them huddled 1 began in a hoarse
whisper to raise their hair.
I told them that no doubt they had
noticed the worried expression tin my
face and explained that it was du
chiefly to the fact that I had learneJ
quite by accident that this beau' If ul
place was haunted.
Tacks grew so excited that he
dropped a garden spade o'Y the piazza
and into a hot-house below, breaking
seven panes of glass, but the others
only smiled Indulgently and I went on.
I jumped head first into my inosi
blood-curdling story and rr'aied in de
tail how a murder had been com
milted on the very site the house wa?
built on and how a fierce bewhlskered
spirit roamed the premises at night
and demanded vengeance. I described
in awful words the harrowing spec
tacle and all I got at the finish waa
the hoof from Uncle Peter.
"Pour John," said Clara J. J had
no idea you were so run down. Why,
you're almost on the verge of nervous
prostration. And how thoughtful you
were to pick out a haunted house, for
I do love ghosts. Didn't you know
that. I'll tell you what M's do. Til
give a priz for the first one who sees
and speaks to this unhappy syirb
won't it be jolly? Where are yun go
"Me. to the undertakers I mean 1
must run hack to town. That tele
gram this morning important bus!
ness forgot all about it see yot.
later don't breathe till I get back I
mean, don't live till I Oh! th devil!"
Just then I fell over the lawn mow
er, picked myself up hastily and
ibshcd off to town to find Hunch, for
1 was certainly up against it good and
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Hlobbs Scribbler has had no less
than nine plays rejected.
Slobbs What Is he doing now?
Rlobbs Writing essays on the de
cline of the drama.
"Paul, tell me if I were to die now
would you marry that Miller woman."
"Rut they tell me she is so like me."
"That's just why." Lustlge Blatter.
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The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebr.
PRIZES FOR DAIRY ESSAYS
Nebraska Dairymen's Association Of
fers Cash Inducements.
Tho Nebraska Dairymen's associa
tion offers $160 in premiums for es
says on the following subjects:
No. 1 Why is the silo a profitable
equipment for a Nebraska farmer?
First prize. $15; second. $10; third,
fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth,
ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thir
teenth, fourteenth, fifteenth and six
teenth, $r each.
No. 2 How would you conduct
dairying on a Nebraska farm? First
prize. $!'; second. $10; third, fourth,
fifth, sixth and seventh, ?." each.
In addition to the above a prize of
$5 is offered for the best essay on
question No. 1, written by a student
In attendance at a state normal
Echool. A similar prize of $5 will be
given for the best essay on the same
question written by a student In at
tendance at the university school of
agriculture: another prize of ?." is to
be awarded for the best essay on
question No. 1 written by a student
in attendance at a high school.
Students of the normal schools,
school of agriculture and high schools
need to write only one essay on the
silo in order to compete for all the
premiums offered for question No. 1.
but their essays should bear the en
dorsement "normal school" "school of
agriculture," or "high school," as the
case may be.
The association also offers $150 in
prizes for judging dairy cows, the
judging to take place at the uni
versity farm on Friday, January 20.
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Patient in Hastings Asylum Suddenly
Remembers Who He Is.
Hastincs. After wandering about
the country for months, unable to re
member his name or his place of resi
dence. Otto A. Witthuhn has suddenly
regained his mind, and has been re
turned to his home near Gothenburg.
Witthuhn underwent an operation
for appendicitis some time ago, and
lost his mentality as a result. His
mind is now clear and his memory Is
perfect as far as events up to the time
of the operation are concerned.
Had Narrow Escape.
' Nebraska City. Monroe W. Wright
and family nearly lost their lives in a
fire which destroyed the dwelling and
all the household effects. Mrs. Wright
was awakened by her baby's coughing
and discovered the house on fire and
tie room filled with smoke. She awak
ened her husband and he hurriedly
assisted his wife to leave the house.
By the time the family was safely o:tt
of doors the entire structure was
ablaze. No cause Is known for the
Each essay is to contain not less
than 1.000 words nor more than 1
500. in typewritten form on one side
of the sheet only. According to the
conditions, no name shall be signed
to an essay, but enclosed therewith
on a separate sheet shall lie sent the
name and address of tho author. AH
essays are to be the property of the
association and prize essays to be
read at the annual meetins of the as
sociations to be held at Lincoln. Jan.
nary IS to 20. at which time awards
of prizes will be announced. AH
essays, in order to compete for prizes,
must be mailed not later than Janu
ary 1 and addressed to Professor A.
L. Haecker, university farm. Liter
ature relating to the silo may be had
free, by addressing Professor W. L.
French at the university farm.
Any resident of the state may com
pete for the above prizes. Charles
Harding of Omaha is president. S. C.
Bassett of Gibbon Is secretary.
WAITED FIFTY YEARS.
Cuts Cord Wood from Grove He Plant
ed Fifty-two Years Ago.
Fifty-two years ago Hon. B. T.
Skeen and his brother Andy set out a
grovo of trees on the home place west
of Nemaha. On last Thursday Mr.
Skeen was in Auburn with a load of
cord wood cut from that selfsame
grove, that for over half a century
has been slowly coming to maturity.
While possessing a somewhat senti
mental interest, the wait of five dec
ades between planting and repairing
is hardly an inducement for the
younger generation to go to the grow
ing of cord wood on an extensive
THIS BEIUTIf UL SU6IR SHELL
IF YOU WILL P1Y HAILING GHMBES
INDEPENDENT FARMER. Lincoln. Neb
Enclosed find IOe. for which please snd me. prepaid, your
Oxford Silver Sugar Shell, as adveriised.
Church Women Ship Over 30,000
Pounds to the Factories This Week.
Auburn. The ladie3 of tho Chris
tian and Baptist congregations of this
city have been collecting old papers
for some time, and last week shipped
a carload to the factories at Mar
There was over .10 000 pounds in
the shipment, which will bring the
ladies quite a neat sum of money in
response to their labors.
Funeral of Conductor Spence.
Fairbury. The funeral of the late
Peter Spence was held from the Meth
odist church Sunday. Mr. Spence was
the Rock Island conductor who was
run over at Beatrice Thanksgiving
night. The funeral was one of the
largest ever held in the city. The
Order of Railway Conductors anil
j Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
anci:ucu me uuurcn m a Douy. Mr.
Spence was an unusually nonular poa.
ductor among the railroad employes
.on the Rock Island. The remains
j were buried In Fairbury cemetery.
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