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The GooseThat Laid
the Golden Egg
"I haTe heard that you woh your
wife from the fnct that you were
Buccessfui alithor," said Dawson to his
friend'Sturdevant. "If a man wants to
win a woman he must raise himself,
above his fellow men by doing some
thing that glitters. To wear a gaudy
uniform is tho easiest way wltli the
ordinary type of woman. But I am
not surprised that it required a differ
ent sort of prominence to secure Mrs.
Sturdevant She Is a very bright wo
man and would naturally look up to
a man of jvur caliber."
Sturdevant glanced at the ceiling,
then at the floor, then out through the
"YeV' he replied, "my wife is a
•mart woman, but she has no reason to
admire me."
"That's modesty for you."
"You don't know anything about wo
men, John. You say a woman to love
a man must look up to him. So far,
so good- But she Is just as likely to
love him because she looks down on
him. The truth Is, tho sex is not to
be analyzed. This story that I won
my wife on account of my literary
standing is balderdash. I'll tell you
the basis of it if you like."
"Please do so."
"I have always been rather imprac
tical, and Dora is the very reverse.
When I met her I was ambitious to
write a.successful novel. She listened
to my talk, sympathized with me, but
1 could see that she considered me in
the clouds.
'You don't seem to think I'm up to
the work of successful scribbling?' I
eaid to her one day, miffed at her want
of enthusiasm.
'I think you're not down to it,' she
'What do you mean?'
"'Oh, fliat would take too long to
"She might have truthfully added, 'I
wouldn't attempt to try fo fire it into
as stupid a brain as yours."
"I was engaged at that time on my
story, The Goose That Laid the Golden
"I believe 200,000 copies were sold?"
Dawson broke in.
"Three hundred thousand."
"And all the while," interrupted
Dawson, "it was you who"—
"Don't be in such a hurry. I'm tell
ing this story. I put $1,000 into the
venture. I Intended to spend it all on
the printing and binding, but Dora
persuaded me to have It illustrated.
So I paid $400 of the amount for pic
tures. The book was published through
Lampttfack & Co., who put their im
tprint on the title page.
'••Three months passed, and I got a
check frbm them for $27.50. The pub
lic didn't clamor for the goose that
laid the golden egg worth a cent One
reviewer said that It was easy to pick
out the goose that didn't lay the golden
egg, which complimentary remark evi
dently referred to the author. Another
three months passed, and I got another
check for $6.75.
"What was my surprise when the
next quarterly payment was made to
receive $150. After that one day when
I was introduced to a man he looked at
me curiously and asked, 'Author of
"The Goose That Laid the Golden
Egg?"' Surprised, I admitted thift 1
was and with a heart flutter. The
next day I was told by a friend that
my book was being talked about, and,
stopping at a book and news stand, the
dealer told me that he was selling it
like hot cakes. I asked him to what
be attributed the sudden increase of
•ales, and he replied:
'The public wants it*
"This satisfied me that I had at
least struck a popular vein, and I
hoped to climb the ladder of literary
"To make a long story short, my
novel was talked about by everybody,
rich and poor, high and low. In six
months I had cleared a small fortune
then the sales fell to nothing- I had
made some money, but no literary rep
"Dora and I were married and went
to Europe on a bridal trip. One day
while on the voyage over I was twit
ting her on her want of appreciation
of my ability to succeed as an author,
when she said:
'The reviewer who said that it was
easy to pick out the goose that didn't
lay the golden egg was half right
Now listen to me.
"'One day after your novel had fall
en flat,' she went on, 'I concluded to
try to stli* up an interest in it I went
to all my friends and told them there
was a hidden meaning in the title and
asked them to guess what it was. The.v
all weut about propounding the query
to their friends. It got noised abbut
that there was a mystery in the book
that did not appear on the surface.
I re-enforced the position by propound
ing the query whether the goose was
a goose or a gander. This set people
to quarreliug as to whether the hero,
Tom Phunnyfeller, or the heroine,
Miriam Twarldleby, was the mystery.
To half my friends I suggested that
the book was written to advocate the
cause of voles for women to the oth
er half that it was an attack on the
abilities of our sex. That's all. I
didn't liavo to do any more. The pub
lic got hungry for the goose, and we*
got the golden egg.'
Sturdevant paused.
"Why haven't you followed up your
success?" asked Dawson.
"Because my wife would not per
mit me to kill the goose that laid the
golden egg."
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C4 K*
Hugh McGuire and little daughter
of Chicago, spent Monday hero at the
Thos. Powers home!
Last Sunday evening at tho home
Of Mr. and Mrs. John llrogan south
east of town a goodly number of Miss
Fae's school frierids gathered to give
her a farewell party before she de
parts for Clinton, where she will at
tend Mt. St. Clare's aeademy for the
school year. The hours flew and the
good time came to a close too soon
for all. The delicious refreshment!?
brought by the guests also met win.
the approval of the young folks.
Mrs. Mary Quirk spent tho last'of
tho week in Dunlap, the guest of her
son, Ralph, and wife.
Mrs. tillen McCarthy and daughter,
Gertrude, of Denison, were over Sun
day visitors here at the Mrs. Mary
Mitchell anil Jas. Hickey homes.
Mrs. L. Tubbs and baby, of Web
ster City,' are visiting here at the pal
rental, A. Short, home.
Mrs. A. B. O'Connell and grand
daughter, Catherine Mitchell, arrived
iiere Monday from Wagner, S. D., for
an- extended visit with relatives.
Jas. Rutherford and family, of Gray,
were Sunday visitors here at the B.
Wahlin home.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Hickey entertain
ed a number of their relatives Sunday
at dinner in honor of Mrs. Mickey's
sister, Mrs. Ellen McCarthy, and her
daughter, Gertrude, who leave Thurs
day for Sturgis, S. D„ to make their
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fitzgibbons
and daughter,, Benita, autoed over to
Arthur Saturday for a visit. Their
son, John, who was visiting there, re
turned home with them.
Mr. and Mrs. John Dieter and chil
dren and Mrs. T. J. Kinney and Alias
Ruth Abts motored to Yetter Thurs
day and spent the day with the Wtn.
Enenbach family.
Miss Bmma Connor returned Sun
day to her work in Omaha after a very
pleasant visit here wltii her sister.
Mrs. Dave Maxwell, and family and
her many friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Coates and two
(laughters autoed over from Manning
Friday and visited at the Henry Tar
py home.
Mrs. Jas. Nellis has been quite ill
the past week.
C. H. Norton left the first of last
week for Nebraska, where he joined
his wife and family, who have been
visiting there for the past few weeks
with tlier folks. They all arrived at
home Saturday evening.
B. Sippel, of Waterloo, visited here
last week with Landlord Maunon and
Bert Mitchell was a Chicago pas
senger Saturday evening.
Chas. Krinz and family and Mrs. H.
Crinz of Fontanelle, spent the first of
last week here with Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Wood.
George Robinson was transacting
business in the county seat Weilhes
day last.
P. J. Beirne, of Carroll, was calling
on his Vail friends tho. first, of last
Mrs. Chas. Wood enjoyed a'visit
from her sister, Mrs. T. Lee, who re
sides at Sioux City.
Raymond Duffy spent last week in
Omaha with relatives.
Mrs. Finnegan and daughter, of
Carroll, spent a few hours here Satur
day between trains at the Jas. O'Boyle
Mrs. Mary Mitchell and sons, Ray
and Roy. spent Thursday in Denison
with her mother, Mrs. E. McCarthy.
Miss Irene
of Manilla, vis­
ited the past week here at tho Jas.
Hickey home.
Miss Violet Tempest was a Denison
visitor Monday.
John Krai has purchased a 'new
King 8 touring car.
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Albert, of Den
ison, spent Monday in Vail.
Jas. Hickey and family motored to
IJenison Saturday.
John Kearney mado a trip to Carroll
on business Thursday.
Mrs. A. Farley went to South Oma
ha last week to see her mother. Mrs.
Pierce, who is in very poor health.
Miss Emma Connor spent Friday in
Denison at the Dr. Wright home.
Frank Barton made a trip to Car
roll Monday.
Wm. Byrnes was a business visitor
Wednesday in Omaha.
Mrs. Earl Copelanil and children, of
Manilla, were recent visitors here with
Miss Ada Dieter was the guest of
honor last Wednesday evening at a
farewell party tendered her by Mrs.
Leonard Dieter at lier home in the
west part of town. Miss Dieter will
leave in the near future for Clinton,
where she will attend Mt. St. Clare's
academy for the school year. There
were fifteen of her school friends in
tho party. The evening was merrily
spent with games and -music and a
delightful two course luncheon was en
Mart McCullough, of Carroll, spent
^the home driftk
Besides its popularity at drug stores, fountains and
restaurants, Bevo has found a welcome place in the
home. A family beverage—-a guest offering—a table
drink that goes perfectly with all food.
As aaug^stion for Sunday supper—Sweet red or
green peppers si'ufied with cream cheese and
chojppieet MtIts orotftres Hb'rve/ti on /c'ttuce leaves.
French dreaatiig. Cotdm6at. Toasted crackers.
B'evo for eviirybtie. A beVcrage that tastes like no
other soft drink. Pure, wholesome and nutritious.
Bxvo—the all-year-'round soft drink.
Sold in bottles only and bottled exclusively by
Anheuser-^usch—St. i&uis
Friday and Saturday with Vail friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Collins, of Vermillion.
S. D„ are visiting here with their
daughter, Mrs. G. E. Dingman, and
John Johnson left last week for his
home in Nebraska.
E. Buchman and son, Hubert, re
turned tho Jtirst of last week from a
visit with relatives in OmUlia.
C. Baker, of Manilla, was a Vail
caller Monday.
Mrs. Johh Clements and Miss Bessie
Haas, of Carroll, were Sunday guests
here with their sister, Mrs. W. W.
Watson, and family
W. Tweed, of Wfcst Side, assisted in
the Norton barber shop during Mr.
Norton's visit in Nebraska.
,Mr. and Mi's. Dave McCuIlough
spent last week with friends in Min
Misses Joanna and Elizabeth Naugii
tpn, of Denison, spent the first of the
week here at the hbme of their uncle,
J. T. Walsh,
Mr. and Mrs. John Krai spent the
first of last Week with relatives at Ft.
Mrs. Len Hoffman and daughter,
Mrs. Steffensen, spent Monday with
relatives in Denison.
Mr. and Mrs. R.' Broekelsby and
children spent the past week in Min
nesota, making the trip by auto.
Miss Nell Olson was a Denison vis
itor Thursday.
Mrs. F. C. Alley and son, Frank, of
Pleasaritdale, Neb., are here for a vis
it at the A. Short home.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clausen have
returned to their home in Omaha af
ter a several days' visit here with the
latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bartley
Mrs. J. D. Fitch, of Carroll, spent
a couple of days here last week with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Mc
Maurice O'Connor and son, John,
left Wednesday for Excelsior Springs,
Mo., where they will stay ten days.
Misses Margaret and Nolle Hickey and
Master Charles O'Connor, who have
been at the springs for the past three
weeks, will return home witli them.
Mrs. James Lyman, of W'auseka, Ill
visited here last week with iier moth
er, Mrs. Eland.
Mrs. Hansen was a Denison visitor
Gail Richardson, of Denison, was
transacting business here Tuesday.
Chas. Duffy was an Omaha visitor
the first of last week.
Mrs. Bremner and Mr. and Mrs. Al
bert, of Denison, motored to Manning
last Saturday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Walsh spent last
week with relatives in Kansas City.
Miss Vera Keane and Miss Enid
O'Reilly spent a couple of days last
week in Denison at the Mrs. E. Hill
Misses Stella and Loren'e Hickey
have been spending the past ten days
with relatives and friends in Council
Bluffs and Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Duffy and Mes
dames J. M. Glynn and A. J. Mona
ghan autoed to Denison Wednesday
to attend to some Red Cross work.
Mrs. Gus Retman, of Dow City, vis
ited here last week with her mother,
Mrs. Eland.
Mike McVeigh, of Omaha, was in
town Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs1. A. J. Ruddy and
three children, of Albion, Neb., visit
ed here last week at the Thos. Ryan
and Thos. Sheridan homes.
Mrs. Jennie Krueger and daughter,
Emily, of Omaha, are visiting here
with relatives.
On Saturday l^st P. McCarthy rent
ed the Clark White farm east of town
for the year 1918.
Wm. Baumer and family motored
home to Omaha Friday after spending
a week here with relatives.
Gail Carey, of Dow City, was call
ing on Vail friends last Friday after
•Jos. Dalton and his mother left
last Wednesday for Colfax, where
they will spend a few weeks taking
John Driscoll received a severe fall
last Saturday afternoon while putting
away hay in the barn, when he fell
down an open trap door in the hay
loft, falling some ten feet and frac
turing his hip, and also was badly
bruised and shaken up. Ho was tak
en to St. Anthony's hospital at Car
roll. His condition was not consid
ered serious, but he will bo laid up for
some time. Relatives and friends hope
for the best.
Dan Scanlan, Sr. and daughter. Jo
anna, left Sunday evening for Chicago,
called there by the death of his
brother's wife, Mrs. B. Scanlan.
A number of Miss Grace Mitchell's
schoolmates gave here a farewell re
ception at her home last Friday eve
ning. A delightful evening was spent
with music arid games, after which
light refreshments were served. Miss
Grace will leiive Wednesday of this
week for Sturgis. S. D., where she will
attend school and make her home with
her grandmother, Mrs. E. McCarthy.
Dr. Hamilton and family, of Jef
Mrs. Wm. Hill left Saturday for
Geddes, S. D„ called there by the se'
rious illness of her mother, Mrs. Ha-
Side Light* an Nefct Sunday's
Leaton f6r Trtctfal* *ria Purplla
President, Sears McIIenry, Denison.
li. G. Dannett,
West Side.
Sccond Vicc-Prcsidont, E. G. Wig
gins, Dow City.
Third Vice-President, 'Win. Lind
berg, Kiron.
Fourth Vice-President, Edward Ly
on, Charter Oak.
Secretary-Treasurer, Chas. K. Mey
ers, Denison.
Elementary Superintendent,' Mrs.
Anna Williams, Denison.
Secondary Superintendent, Frank
Woolston Denison.
Adult and Home Superintendent.
Mrs. E. W. Pierce, Denison.
Educational Superintendent, Miss
Monetta Jorgensen, Vail.
Supervision Superintendent, F. L.
Hoffman, Denison
Sabbath School Notc3.
In the past week the Sabbath
schools of the county have been called
upon for strong activity in the tem
perance situation. On October 15th
the voters of Iowa will have the
chance to place an amendment in the
state constitution, forever prohibit
ing the making of laws which will
allow iutoxicating liquors to be made
or sold in Iowa. We now have laws
to that effect, but these can be repeal
ed at any session of the legislature.
To cinch the thing just now, the tem
perance men and women through the
agencies of tho church and Sabbath
schools are urged to leave no stone
unturned to win out on- election day,
October 15th.
The Baptist school at Denison is
trying the plan of a combination ser
vice of the preaching and the Sab
bath school. There is no intermis
sion, no formal dismissal of the
preaching service, but the interlock
ing of the services in one. So far the
plan is working well.
Again and again we refer to the
duty or looking after the filling up of
the classes with the former pupils
and new ones. With the summer heat
over the children will be ready to
attend and they must be looked up
and invited.
Sept. 2—The Shepherd of Captive
Israel. Ezekiel 34.
Those who have kept track of the
lessons of the past few weeks will re
call that they took up the events just
previous to what is known in Jewish
history as the "Captivity." This cap
tivity came as a result of the sins of
the Jews, and as a direct punishment
for continued disregard of the known
commands of God. So there they ai
in captivity to the Inhabitants of Baby
The old old story is now brought to
light. Back in .Jerusalem and vicinity
where their forefathers had been for
generations these Jews did not ap
preciate their blessings. The sight
of the tfinple, taking part in the re
ligious exercises did npfji appeal to
them as any particular tilings to be
desired, in fact the very ordinary of
life. But now there is a change. These
little esteemed things are no more a
part of daily life. The captives are
among strangers, who know nothing
of Jewish history", care nothing for
Abraham, take no-pride In David, rid­
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icule the temple built by Solomon.
Suddenly all these things become prec
ious, to be desired.
Many is the person who cares lit
tle for home and surroundings. Moth
er and father have always provided
a home for the boys and girls they
have gone to the church and Sabbatli
schools from force of habit, heard the
pastors and teachers, good and bad for
years, seen the same people day by
day until there is no particular pleas
ure in life as looked at for the pres
ent. Let there be a change in loca
tion to scenes not familiar, to people
who know nor care nothing about the
things we love and respect, and sud
denly those things become most dear
and there coincs a feeling that if one
cdiild only be at tho little home with
the loved ones, see tho familiar
houses, churches,' people, it would
give supreme happiness. Well, tho
Jews in captivity felt just that. way.
To make their condition worse, how
ever, they felt and knew that their
forced change of location war. the re
sult of their Wrong doings.
I once heard of a little boy whose
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father took him out in the oft told
about woodshed and gave him a sound
spanking for his wrong doings. Tho
boy reported "After papa spanked me
he grabbed me up and kissed mo as
if he loved me." Well, God's treat
ment of the Jews at this time was like
an-n si II Jouiu.1 sii| pun *oq
tho Jews were punished for their sins,
but at the same time God loved them,
and was ready to forgive them, when
there was repentance. It was tho of
fice of the great prophet Ezekiel to
bring the message of God's love to
his fellow captives and a part of what
he said forms the lesson of this
Ezekiel made use of the relationship
of the shepherd for his sheep to pre
sent his message. Jehovah is made
to say that as a shepherd seeks out
his flock to feed them, protect them,
leads to fat pastures, so will He do
for His people. God will be their
God, will enter into a covenant of
peace with them, give showers of
blessings, break the'bond "t their cap
tivity. How beautiful are these words
to captives longing for the things of
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by this association, for the reason that county fairs are again becoming
popular. People have been planning exhibits of all kinds for this years
exhibition, and the floral hall will be well filled. The live stock stalls are
being rapidly engaged and lovers of farm animals may expect a very fine
showing. The races will be better than ever as there is a splendid string
of horses in this year's circuit.
Fine music each day and fun galore. Plan to attend each day.
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home and the sunshine of the love of
their h'ekvenly lather
Jesus truly said..that He was the
stone which wks roj«5etSdd by the Jews
of His day, which in time would be
come the he&d of tho corner arid thtat
any on whom that rttcik fell would be
ground into powder. There is no nedd
however, of being uiider that rock.
There is every inducement to haVfe
that rock as a shelter in the time of
storm, as a place of safety, a sure
anchorage, a. friend. Jesus said of
Himself, "I am the Good Shepherd,"
and this is the relationship He wane's
to hold tow'ard you and nie. If any
are In the captivity of wrong doing,
sin, the words of Ezekiel are good
now. God will give the showers of
blessing, be a good shepherd. Of
course those come to those, who want
to be good, turn from evil, repent for
the past. An unrepentant one, defi
ant of Gol would, not be happy bask
ing in tho full measure of God's love
and care. By th& way, just read sotaQ
in the Old Testament and you will Unci
a host of things, which are gobd for
everyday living -now. ".
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