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Dakota County Herald
DAKOTA CITY, NEB. John H. Rtam, Publlehel Iroquois, SlOcum, Cherry fs ever lengthening. the lint Even the old bandits are being trowded out Iiy the young men. My boy, the world admire a game (pan, vpe. If he does get licked onra tionally. As soon as a man (3 elocted to office lot of follows who didn't vote for Mm begin to advise Mm what to do. While we were finding fault with the tough steak. Borneo cannibals were eating en old British sea captain. Tlie young Turks must hare suc ceeded In getting most of the good Jobs. They are making very little olse. It Is a Mossed thing to straggle, any Jofen D. Rockefeller especially when you realize on your tugging as John did. The nan who pretends to laugh at and to criticise women Is like ttie mall boy Who -whistles In the dark because be is afraid. There are some women wIjo cannot look for support from their husbands now. What will they expect If they re put up for office? Mrs. John Jacob Aator Is to get ali mony amounting to $10,000,000. Rhe must know something that the colonel is pretty anxious to have kept quiet. The man who named his horses "Peary" ond "Cook" because they had a pole between therm may have ob served that they are a good pair to draw, too. Those serviceable New York Judges who seal op divorce case testimony should take note that It says some where In Revelations, "And the seals were broken." It Is reported that "a Montana bride ate twenty biscuits of ber own making." Her husband must have had grave misgivings If It took that many to convince him he was running no risk. Have you ever met Smith? Hla fam ily Is the oldest on earth. Professor Mahaff of England has discovered that there was a man known aa Smith In the twentieth year of the third Ptole my. 227 B. C. . A student at Belolt College claims to have discovered "a new world's power." We hope ho has taken pre cautions which will leave It unneces sary for him to depend upon the per cussive power of gumdrops when he la called on to furnish proof of bis discovery. Women, not to mention children, usually feel better after "a real good cry." It seems that tears not only soothe the spirit, but also serve anoth er useful purpose, for an eminent spe cialist asserts that the saltiness of tears dears the eye and refreshes Its delicate organism. In their passage down the face the tears sterilize the ekln and kill germs upon which soap and water have no effect, and thus verve as a natural beauty bath. Ever since the presidency of George Washington, every citizen haa felt It his Inalienable right to shake the chief magistrate by the hand, and the chief magistrate has usually submitted with very good grace. During Mr. Taft's Western trip, however, the custom was started of changing the form of greet ing. The names of the guests were called out, and hows and smiles were exchanged. No doubt, the new way seems less cordial than the old, but the reform Is a good one. Forestry , methods of the most ap proved sort are applied to the great Vanderbllt estate at Blltmore, N. C. From the ten thousand acres of wood land are taken annually four million feet of lumber, five thousand cords of tannic acid wood and fuel, a thousand cords of tan bark, and considerable quantities of pulp wood. Yet the for est, far from being injured, Increases In value every year. What a blesBing It would be If more owners of timber land wero content to regard their prop erty as a permanent investment, and not an opportunity to "get rich quick at the expense of the future of the land! The sobranje of Bulgaria has passed a law Imposing a tax of about $3 a year on all unmarried men who are 0 years old and older. At Tirnovo, the ancient capital. It has been a cus tom for many years to humiliate un married men. On the first Monday In Lent all marriageable men who had not selected life partners In tho car nival season were beaten on sight with Inflated pigs' bladders. The bachelors always dreaded the day, while the girls looked forward to It with pleas ure. Since the tax act lias been passed the bachelors of Tirnovo have entered a formal protest against the continuant e of the practice. They say they will gladly pay the tax, but want the chastisement declared unlawful. All over this country the conditions of farm life have taken on a new in terest. Such men as J amies J. Hill Lave been stating Important if unwel come truths about the conditions of food supply. Theje have shown even the urban people tiat the problem of farm development comes close home to them. The government has had a Commis.iion on Country Life, which has made Important suggestions upon how to keep the farm population up to an efficient level. Tho commission found, for one tiling, that there was a deficient social environment on the farm which tend eel to make young people quit It and go to the towns. But this Is not ail. An educator, Pres Id eat Btud of the lows Teachers As- soolAtlon, has found that very young people, rtilldren In fact, are sent from the farm to he educated In the city schools. Of these there were 14,000 in that State last year who paid tui tion of $176,000, and other expenses which he estimates at a million more. This depletion of the rural school at tendance result from two causes, the actual loss of farm population, and the emigration to the town schools. Prom the report of the State Superintendent Mr. Beard quotes these facts about a number of school districts In Iowa: Nino schools had two pupils each; 3ft an enrollment of three; 137 an en rollment of five; 432 an enrollment of ten. Out of such schools he considers It Impossible to get stimulus for etcher teacher or pupil. Children are gregari ous. Nothing compensates the child for the absence of companionship. Hence these graveyard schools, where there are not enough pupils to organ ize a game, must mightily disgust chil dren with rural lire. The child de mands comradeship, and if he Is taught from his earliest conwlous years that It cannot be had on the farm, he will, when he grows up, seek It elsewhere. It Is then too late to Implore him to stay on the farm. He should have been taught, through the best schools and tlie beet teaching, to enjoy the farm from the start. What President Heard asks, and It Is not an unreasonable demand, Is that the farm child be given as good a sr!hool, hut not the same kind, as the town child, and that, above all, he be brought In contact with a sufficient number of his neighbors to make school life attract ive and bright. r YOUTHFUL COURAGE. Viscount Ilardlnge, who did good service In advancing the British do minions into the Punjab, possessed un da u n tod courage. As a lad, he showed his adventurous spirit by climbing the buttresses of Durham Cathedral, In search of blrdH eggs. An amusing story of his early boyhood Is told by O. D. Oswell, in "Sketches of the Rulers in India." Hla aunts. with whom he was stavine. thlnklnz he was too short for his age, tried to In-1 crease his height by making him hang by bis arms from the top of a door. His school career was not a long one. At the age of fourteen he was gazetted ensign in a Binall corps known as The Queen's Rangers, which waa In Canada, whore he proceeded to Join it. He very early displayed that courage which was to be so marked a feuture of his character throughout hla career. He was returning from mess one night In Montreal, when he saw three I ruffians attacking and robbing a man who was lying on the ground. He at once drew his sword and rushed to the rescue. The three ruffians, after a Short show of resistance, flad before his vigorous onset. The man whose life he thus saved, Kdward Ellice, af terward hecame a cabinet minister and secretary for war, both distinctions which young Hardinee himself was also destined to attain. At seventeen he was promoted lieutenant, and two years later become a captain. After the battle of Vlmlora, where Ilardlnge had been severely wounded, the quartermaster general wrote: "I grieve to toll you that our friend, J Captain Ilardlnge, was wounded in the hottest part of attack. It Is his cus tom to be foremost In every attack, Where an unaffected gallantry of spir it Irresistibly carries him. Here he was conspicuous, where all were brave." The same officer, on noting the for titude with Vhlch Ilardlnge bore his Bufferings, added to his despatch these words: "Highly as I thought of him before, dt remained for me to see him in his present state to be aware of all the excellencies of his nature."' r.nglUh Woman' Club Life. A French woman has been making an Investigation of the women's clubs Jn England and her report Is favor able, the Minneapolis Journal says. She says the club Is the woman's haven, that when she enters It she Is free from molestation by her husband and able to find eujoyment and re laxation without the Intrusion of out sldo cares. For the unmarried wom an the club in England la a pluce where she can entertain her friends of both sexes and gain companionship. If the French woman came to this country she would find the woman's club a different institution from that in England. The average woman's club here does little more than meet once a month; In the East it is mainly used for bocIuI politics, while in the West It dabbles In reul politics and expresses Its views on every public question. In England the club Idea Is followed to the letter, There every woman's club has Its restaurant. Its library, its card rooms, Its lounging room. Its Millard room and many have gymnasiums and swimming pools. The Ixind on clubs are crowded with women every noon for luncheon and in almost every club women nre permitted to smoke and do smoke. A Logical leilai'tla. The tull.or whose philosophy is re corded In Tit-Bits gave voice to a con clusion compounded equally of hu mor and wisdom. "Mr. P., how Is It you have not call ed on .me for your account?" "Oh, I never ask a gentleman for money." "Indeed! How, then, do you get on if he doesn't pay?" "Why, after a certain time I con clude he is not a gentleman, and tbeu I ask him." In tin I'lure. The librarian of a mediaeval library In Baltimore was puzzled recently to know what to do with a book entitled "The Birth of the Locomotive," but at length she placed It among the books oh "Diseases of the Newly Born." Publishers' Weekly. wuu me posBiDie exception or a .1.- - It. . . - willingness to fight, yon can't provs anything by calling another a liar. v&vtvlbv mtjgtwp x&t ORD in thi New "Year give us Faith Faith to believe in the Divine Dictum that aa the lowing So &hall the Reaping z) faith to know this- not as the threat of a vengeful Gcd, but an affirmation radiant with promise inspired presentment of the Divine Possibilities of Every Dayl Help us O Lord, to realise them in the highest f Give us Wisdom: "Wis -dom to know values, to separate great interests from little, the true from the false, the petty from the .essential. Give us 5 trenHh: Strength of will to do strength of heart to bear. And in all things Lord, lend us of thy Grace, teach us out of thy abundant Patience, help us to be kind damn Howard Kehlcr CHRISTMAS AT CAMP OWENDALE Ily UNA IJL1NN LEWIS There were a half dozen fellows felt ting about the Are In the lumber camp at Owendale. The burning pine knots sputtered and crackled In the great fire place and the shadows' about the room only emphasized the shadows in the rough Jaces of the lumbermen. "Guea we'll open up the new trail tomorrow, boys," the foreman, l'ete Hennesey, said conclusively, as he re filled his pipe. "Quite a storm, that last night. Make pretty tough loggln' for a day or two, but when It's once settled umph!" Pete stopped short. The fellows were not repponslve. 'Twas Christmas ever and thoughts flew as fast and as furiously as the snowflakes. Finally the cook broke the circle about the fire as he placed a hugo pan of dough on the hearth, prepara tory to the morrow's baking. "Wonder how the kids are doing down In the shanty," he said half aloud as he stopped at the window and looked out Into the night. I "It's no place for "em here!" Big i Joe, as everyone called him, left hl3 i chair, kicked it over and strode across i the long room. The situation was this: Samuel Howe had moved his small family to the camp early in the fall and had built the log shanty. It seemed he had come to stay, and when some one would discourage his keeping his wife and children there during a long, cold winter of northern Michigan, his wife always laughed cheerily and said she would so much rather be with Sam. But trouble comes even In the eeclu- sou 0f the forest. No one thought tho tree would fall that way, but the shouts of the warning were too late and the two little Howe boys were left father less. "She wanted to stay, 'y'know," Pete said, as he blew rings to the celling. "Yea. yes, but It's tough Just the "THEN HE CAN'T MISS THEM." same. I imagine there wasn't anything to go back forv See here, boys!" and Big Joe set his foot on the upturned chair, "I heerd them kids talking only this morning 'bout Christmas, and lit tle Sam said as big as you please, 'Course he'll come, Tommy, he allu did at home.' "'But, Sammy," his brother argued, 'he'll never find us away up here in these big woods.' "'Well,' Sammy said hopefully, 'we can hang up our stockings, anyway, and maybe he'll stop on his way to somew her else.' "Now, you see, boys, Tom, he knows about how things are here and he did his best to discourage Sammy. He Bald: 'But, Sammy, Santa Clans used to come down the chimney at home. You know we used to let the fire go out; but here, why we couldn't do that and ha would fall right Into the flames.' "Then you'd ought ter seen that kid's eyes Biiap. That youngster's u corker! 'I'll tell you what we'll do,' he said. excitedly. 'We'll f:utcn our stinking on the outside of the chimney. Then he can't miss them, Tommy." "And ttiat's what they've done, boy Now, it's up to us to play Santa Clans.' The men all filed out. In the moon light and took a look at the shinty Sure enough, there wero two black stockings, securely fastened to the chimney and blowing in the wind. Big Joe shut the door with a bang then went to hla bunk ami took from under it a small red box. He looked at the contents carefully, then selected a pearl-handled knife and laid It on cne lame, i ve uaa u since i u Uttle shaver down In Indiana." he said huskily. No one said a word, but, one by one, other "treasure boxes" ap peared and a polished agate. deer's tooth, a red silk handkerchief and oth -i.j--j- . n tr trifles were contributed. With each ooe went some tender memory of home and other Christmas tlmoe, perhaps. The men carefully wrapped each arti cle In many papers and tied them with colored string. The cook donated two bright red apples and two doughnuts. They then all chipped In and two sil ver doJlsrs were set aside, one to be placed In the toe of each stocking. ISIg Joe was elected to act as Santa Clan. They fastened a siring of slelghbell around his waist and watched him as he climbed to the roof of the shanty. Sammy's dreams had been of Christ mas and the ringing of the bells half aoke hlni. He (ailed out In his sleep. "Santa, Is that you?" Then, waking, he whispered from under the blankets. "Tommy! Tommy! He's surely corned, for I heard his bells arlngin'." The boys' mother, too, had heard the bells and had crept softly to the win dow in time to see six dark figures dis appear behind a il;a of logs, and In ber heart she blessed the tender-hearted lumbermen. "Say, boys," Old Pete Bald, as they turned in for the night. "Iet's take a day off tomorrow and give the kids a Merry Christmas." And they did. De troit Free Press. THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS. We Should Kucli and All Try to Make the Day Thoroughly Knjoy alil. "Because we cannot have the Yulo log aud traditional roast pig, shall we refuse tho cheer of anthracite coal and baked turkey?" asks Florence Hall Wlnterburi., writing on the "Spirit of Christmas" in the Woman's Home Companion. "Or if even the open fire, the mistletoe aud the family gather ing are beyond us, must we dlsd'Un tlie homemnking attempts of the steam radiator, and find no comfort In the dainty elaborateness of a well spread table, catering to the needs of a refined modern taste? Suppose tho misanthrope (for the recluse who lives only In an Imaginary Christmas Is a misanthrope) came out of his fshell and gathered the young people about him to charm their ears with tales of the old ways of holiday-keeping 'when he was a boy.' Would not this be better than grumbling out pro tests against the new ways that have their own reasons for being, and offer in turn their own inensure of enjoy ment to willing splits? Genial old age Is always a welcome presence, and It never fetigsests any contrasts that put us out of conceit with the pleas ures that lie within our reach. But carping, even if It proceeds from the patriarch, is an infliction severe enough, to blight any holiday. "In the nature of things there must be holidays. How poverty-stricken Is that soul which does not recognize this TEMPUS Jl ' necessity and throw Itself heartily Into the work of helping forward the good time youth end all unspoiled mlnda accept with gratitude. There Is no predetermlnate set of conditions for holiday making that need tie adven turous hands, and If traditional cus toms belonging to Thanksgiving and Christmas are vanished beyond recall we can harmonize the day with our present abilities. "My sympathy Is with those who wish to bring back upon Christmas day the sweet old traditional observ ances. I love them well, even those that are known to me only by hearsay and were outgrown In that shadowy period alluded to as 'before the war.' But no one thing is Indispensable to happiness with any of us, unless with children, and not even with them If Judicious substitute is made. What ever we have, or whatever we lack, the quality that makes the occasion Is the spirit we bring to It. Good will never UNDER THE MISTLETOE. fails to create a good time. It finds merit in rnin, lifts fog and lights a cheery blaze within that passes for the sunshine In Its absence. And good will has not passed away with chival ry, nor perished under the onrush of science. It lives and breathes now, and is here at this moment to light our Christmas llres and swing incense before our altars. All we need do is to recognize and adapt it." NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS. l.iinUInu; lloix-f iilly l-'nrwurd u M n of Vouthfuluexn. New Year resolutions belong to youth, and the spirit of youth. When we grow old we are Indifferent to the succession of years, and they go by as months without epoch. "Woe be to us when we cease to form new reso lutions on the opening of a new year!" It Is an indication of old age when we cease to look hopefully Tor ward and to plan meeting the new du ties and experiences the coming year must bring. The man who reels he cannot advance aud grow wiser and better with years is in un unt'ortumite place. At whatever time in his career he thus rests his efforts he is old and no longer leads an active life of use fulness, and a man or woman who does not le.vl a life of usefulness is as good as dead. Age is nt always a mutter of time; it is quite often a matter or condition. We have all of us known beautiful old men and women of four-score who have never grown old in spirit, but have kept apace with life. Each New Year brought new hope3 and new res olutions. They were full of inspira tion for all around them, and ready to meet every emergency with the wis dom and wit that come from years FUGIT. wisely spenv We have also known men and women who though still young In years were hopelessly ennu led, who had learned no lesson from life, and seemed to have exhausted In their youth all pleasure and hopo of pleasure. They make no resolutions for the New Year. Hopelessly blase, they try to live for the hour. Nothing Is more deplorable than a life with no object to live for. The fact that we have tasks each day to do, something to look forward to, something to plan for the future, Is In Itself a great blessing; when this la dono for others It Is the greatest bless ing we have. If we could have our food provided for us as the manna of the wilderness was provided for the wandering children of Israel, It would not be a thing to be thankful for; it would be a curse. We would soon weary of the monotony of such an In ane existence. Our resolutions for the future, our exertions and our hopes, lift us each year to a higher plane, and thus we "Rise on stepping stones Of our dead selves to higher things." New York Tribune. CHRISTMAS HUMOR. Madge Miss Tassay has volunteered to get up a booth at the Christmas bazaar and sell kisses. Isn't it awful! Marjoric Dreadful, my dear! I never thought that girl had the face to do it. Smart Set. Mrs. Spooner Smoke, smoke, smoke! John, you're Just smoking yourself to deatjp. Spooner It's for your sake, Maria. I want to get enough coupons to get a watch for you for Christmas. Brooklyn Eagle. Uncle Silas I see by the Enterprise thet yer son Ed's cum home fer ter spend the hollydays. Uncle Abner Y-e-p; Ed's spent all the money he could git holt on, so I guess they hain't nothin' else fer him ter spend. Judge. Ethel I just bought a fifty-dollar lamp as a Christmas present for mam ma! Edith And what shall you get for your father? Ethel Oh, I shall get something real nice for papa with the trading stamps I got with the lamp! Judge. Mrs. Speyer The Newweds cin't have ns much money as we thought. Speyer How do you know? Mrs. Speyer Why, I see she has tied her holly wreaths with the ribbon she had on that red and white dimity Bhe wore at the beach last summer. Town Topics. "But the love you profess to have for me is It an unselfish love a love so Btrong that It could even make you humiliate yourself for my sake?" Syl vester Carbuncle was hurt. Had this girl, Leonora Careyhammer, so soon forgotten that he had, for one whole day, worn the necktie she had given him for Christmas? Brooklyn Life Jonah was giving the details of the episode. "But," they asked, "did your wife believe you when you said you had been three days In the whale?" "Yes," he returned. "She said I had given her much more Improbable ex cuses before." With a happy smile he went down town to buy her a handsome present. Harper's Bazaar Cranberry Jrllr. Wash a quart of cranberries, drain them and put them into a double boiler while they are still wet. Cover closely and cook until the berries are broken to pieces. Turn Into a Jelly bag and as soon as the fruit U cooled enough to be touched squeeze hard to extract all the Juice. To a pint of this Juice add two cups of granulated eugar. Return to the fire, boil up Just once, then pour into a mold wet with cold water. Stapl4 George. "Are you going to hang up any mis tletoe?" "No, I'm not. 1 put some up last year, and George asked If It wasn't asparagus." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Don't give anybody smallpog. Isn't aa appropriate gift OWNED SANCTIFir'J DICB. Ktn York Ponfitinn Mnkra a !( CMiierv Ptrlrftr In the Fnmllr. The reputation of Billy Quigley as I speculator is only equaled by his fame as a Battery boatman. He hai made more money in boating, he says, ac cording to the New York Sun, than In taking chances In (he Btreet, but he finds it Impossible to resist the lure of the stock market, lie Is still har boring a bunch of Nevada Utah which ho bought long ago under tho Impres sion that he was going to wlu a swift fortune, i Naturally much of his conversation at home relates to hpeculativi sub jects, and he was not surprised the ether day when one of his largo brood of little ones showed that he was a chip of tlie old block. Billy had given one of his girls and a boy, counted the brightest of the household, money to Invest ns they pleased, naturally supposing that the Investment, might be either candy or Ice cream soda, the boy not yet having arrived at that pcint where a longing for cigarettes manifests Itseir. When the two children returned home after spending their money Billy usked the little girl what she had bought. She exhibited a package of chocolate creams. Then he turned to the little boy and asked him how he had invested his dime. He proudly ht!d out his palm, In which there were four dice. Billy's wife, who was pres ent, immediately told her husband to chuck the dice in the fire. The boy closed his fist on them, retreated a step or two, and said: "Pop, you mustn't burn these." "Why?" asked Billy. "Because they have been blessed,' the boy said. Mrs. Quigley opened her eyes and Billy said: "Blessed? What do you mean by blessed, you little rascal?" "Why, Pop, when mo sister and f e self passed by the church I dipped 'em In the holy water fount." "You little villain!" said the honest Mr. Quigley, winking at his wife and really immensely pleased at the clever strategy of his hopeful. The wife did not take the matter bo humorously as her spouse, for she is a strict Catho lic. But she countermanded the order for the destruction of the dice and Billy put them away for preservation as mementos of the brightness or hli speculative son. Lovely I'roxpeet. Good Minister (a married wan) Do you wish to marry thi3 woman? Man I do. Minister Do you wish to marry this man? Woman I do. Minister Do you like the city as a place of residence? Man No; I prefer the suburbs. Minister Do you like the suburbs', Woman No, indeed; I prefer the city. Minister Are you a vegetarian In diet? Man I hate vegetables. I live on beef. Woman I can't bear meat. I am a vegetarian. Minister Do you like a sleeping room well ventilated? Man Yes; I want the window down summer and winter. Minister Do you like so much fresh air? Woman No; It would kill me. I want all windows closed. Minister Do you like a light In the room ? Man No; can't sleep with a light; want the room dark. Minister Are you afraid In the dark? Woman Indeed, i am. I have al ways had a bright light in my room. Minister Do you like many bed clothes? Man All I can pile on. Minister Do you? Woman No; they suffocate me. Minister I hereby pronounce yot man and wife, and may every blessing and happiness in life be yours! De troit News-Tribune. Two llnudrcil SI Ilea from a Slrluut There nre situations worse than Gail Hamilton's famous "Twelve miles from a lemon." The man in this New York Telegram Item teems to have found one of them. A party was en camped on the Bear River, In Eastern Utah, when a prospector came along one morning on a mule. He had his jaw tied up, and at first seemed in clined to pass on without a word. On second thought, however, he halted and gruffly queried: "How fur to Salt Lake?" "Three hundred .miles." "Humph!" "Traveled far?" "About two hundred miles." "Get your Jaw hurt?" "No. It's just an infernal tooth ache, and I'm a-riding five hundred miles to get It pulled." We invited him down, and one of the crowd got a piece of string round the tooth and jerked it out as slick as you please. After the overjoyed man had ceased dancing about, I queried: "Why didn't you try the string be fore starting out on such a long ride?" "Best kind cf reason, sir. I hadn't nary n string." A 1. !! y Clr-umfiince. He was telling a thrilling story ol a thousand and one hairbreadth es capes over In America, says a writer in Answers, mid his pretty listener was leaning anxiously toward him, ea gerly diiuklng in his every word. "The wolves were upon us," he said, "bellowing aud roaring, as I have so often heard them. We fled for our lives! I don't deny It; but every sec ond we knew the ravenous pack was gaining on us. At last they were so near that we could feel their muzxles against our lens " "Ah!" gasped out the lady. "How glad you must have been they hud their muzzles on!" Honored la the llreaeh. Lady (who bus been shown over one of the ships, to sailor who has been her guide) What a pity gratuities are for bidden on your ship! Sailor 6o was apples, mum, la Ux gareea et Eden! London Opinio.