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J? THURSDAY, December s, T9C9
Next Sunday. A HERO'8 VALEDICTORY. The letters that have been brought up from the Cherry mine have given the world a glimpse into that death chamber. Here, in this lesson, we catch a fleeting view of another under ground dungeon, where a man awaited death. This is the Mamertime prison in Rome—still shown to travelers—• and the occupant is Paul the aged, the gray haired hero of many battlefields, and a greater force in human history than lustful, pride-crazed Nero on the throne. This is Paul's second Roman imprisonment. No more does he have his own hired house. The vials of persecution have been opened upon his head, and he will not leave this dungeon until he goes forth to his death. When I visi,ted the Mamertime prison, one of the best-authenticated of Rome's many historical spots, the guide, a quiet, reverent fellow, told the story of how the spring of water in the dungeon, which is still flowing sprang miraculously Into existence to satisfy the prisoner's thirst. That is only a legend, of course but in a higher, truer sense there has been flowing from that underground prison cell a stream of living water that has meant refreshment and life to uncount ed parched souls. Behold, twenty-five million members of the Sunday-school are partaking of it today! These last words of Paul flowed from the Mamer time prison. SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S MEETINGS The International Sunday School Les son for December 12 Is "Paul's Last Words." 11 Tim. 4: 1-18. BY WILLIAM T. ELLIS. The Cherry mine disaster has stir red a continent. The imagination ot the dullest hag been caught by that picture of the men down in the black ness waiting, waiting, waiting for the end. What heroism was that which kept them from frantic and futile en deavor in grim resolution? And their last messages—ah, there's the reveal ing. Scrawled on odd bits of paper in the' darkness, what were these last messages to loved ones about? God, mostly. When a man is face to face with death, the depths of his nature rise to the surface and the real man stands forth. The end tests all. It proves that man, in his truest self, is inextinguishably religious. A Bqquest tot the Dearest. This is a last letter, a great heart's farewell. As the Cherry mine mis sives were indited to the fated man's dearest, so the letter was written to the one Paul loved best, his young friend Timothy, his spiritual child. How the aged warrior's heart warmed to the youth whom he had reared in the faith. There was none of age's cynicism about Paul, and no lamenting of "the good old days." or the croak ing that "young people aren't what they used to be." Paul had warm faith in Timothy, and looked to him to carry on his own work. To that end he seems to have tried to embody his own life and ideals in the younger. Happy is the fading life which sees its powers blossom again in a child, friend or disciple. The beBt bequest anybody can make is to pass on to another his highest ideals, visions, task. News of Interest to Church Goers By a Writer Who is An Authority on Religious Subjects. The International Lesson for Paul loved the work above his best friend. To the last his thought was ot his mission. The duty to which God has called a mg.ii takes precedence of everything. There is something heroic and majestic about Paul's clarion call to his disciple to take up his labors for the church he loved.' It suggests that dramatic scene, ten years ago, in the city of Paoting-fu, China, when the princely Horace Tracy Pitkin knew that he must, die at the hands of the blood-maddened Boxer hordes'. He called him a trusted native Christian, and bade him bear this message to Mrs. Pitkin and their boy in America. "Tell Mrs. Pitkin how I died. Tell her that when little Horace is twenty-five years old, I want him to return to China, to take my place." That was the Pauline spirit, which has carried Christianity to world conquest. Paul and the Preachers. In the light that is reflected from the Eternal city, many things stand out clearly. Then we see what is •worth while. If only we could regulate our lives from the first with the wis dom which we have at the latter end! Paul saw essentials as he penned his last words to his beloved Timothy. And here we find him stressing with all the eloquence and force at his command, the place and power of preaching. "Preach the word be instant in season, out of season re prove, rebuke, exhort, with all long suffering and teaching." That is better than a socialized scheme of government. The need of the times is not so much for increased government regulation as it is for a new grip on the ancient verities of the Gospel. Society needs preaching more than it needs law making. The pulpit has a larger part to play than the legislature, in stilling the present uu rest. The world sorely needs to come under the dominion of the teaching of Christ. More of the old-fashioned gospel of man's responsibility, first to God and theu to his neighbor, is what will set these things right. The true preacher, God's sent man, has the answer to all our questionings in his keeping. The Time of Itching Ears. If a present-day ministers' meeting were to have an address from the Apostle Paul, he would perhaps talk to them somewhat in this strain, being i'ond of colloquialisms: "Brethren, don't forget that you are preachers. God called you to preach. That is your business: attending afternoon teas, gossiping around book roomB on Mon day morning, pulling wires for election to the next, conference, or to a better church, cultivating the reporters for the sake of newspaper puffery, editor ializing in your pulpits upon the day's sensations—all this is aside from the mark. Preach the Gospel. If you haven't a gospel to preach, scrape ac quaintance with your own manhood and quit the ministry or else get a message. Don't be a phonograph or a manikin. Preach patiently, pleading ly, fearlessly, personally. Make your own chances to deliver the Evangel. That is what the world needs, snore than it needs anything else. I solemn ly charge you, by your vows, and as you will one day answer to God, preach his pure word." Most enthusiasts are carried away by their own interest they think all things are coming their way. When an evangelist stirs up a little excite ment, he is sure that a great revival is about sweep over the world. Not so Paul. He saw straight. He warn ed Timothy that the time was coming —it is always coming, and it is always here—when men would Hot. endure sound doctrine. In one of his word pictures, he describes them as having itching ears and he intimated, what contemporaneous records would seem to prove, that itching ears are related to evil desires. This restless seeking after "new truth" and strange gods IS a perilous trait of our times. There are probably more cults and isms in the new Athens of the west than Paur found in the old Athens. The spice of variety is craved by the jaded taste of the day. Everywhere and any where men are going in pursuit of rest and peace. Whereas their need is for the simple truth preached of Paul The greatest want of the twentieth century is for a greater pre sentation and acceptation of tile Gospel of Christ. THE ENtf OF THE JOURNEY. Terse Comment* Upon the Christian Endeavor Topio for December 12. "Crossing the River." 1 Cor. 15: 31 38 Heb. 2: 14-8. .. BY WILLIAM T. ELLIS. For a year the Christian Endeavor ers of the world have followed Bun yan's Christian in his "Pilgrim's Pro gress." Now they see him to his jour ney's end. He has come to the dark river that flows before the Celestial City—and crossed it. The passage con tains some of the finest thought and language in Bunyan's immortal work. It is a good center for thoughts con cerning the inevitable experience of everybody. Death is one of the ines capable things-, to prepare for it is matter of common rrudence. Amos R. Wells paragraphs some points on the topic thus: As the Christian approaches death he sees what he thought to be the darkest of experiences is so bright that he cannot look fairly upon it. The Pilgrim has a vast host that are going toward death with him, but not one of them can bring him into the City only his own faith, and He on whom that faith is reposed. For no one except Elijah, not even Chri9t, has a bridge been provided over the river of death. As the Red Sea and the Jordan be came easily fordable when attacked by faith, so the river of death. Even Christian, after all his ex periences. sank in deep waters as he came to die: but he pressed on. When the thought of his sins un nerved Christian, the thought of his Savior buoyed him up. The Shining Ones attend us all the way, but we cannot see them until we approach the light In which they dwell. The city's foundation is higher than the clouds. above all sorrows and tempests. In heaven the former things are passed awav,— at least, those t.hat_we DRIVES OUT RHEUMATISM When tho blood becomes overcharged with uric acid it continually grows weaker, mora acrid, and poorer in nourishing qualities. The nerves, muscles and joints, instead of receiving their necessary nutriment from the circulation are gradually filled with the sharp uratio impurity with which the circulation is loaded, and the pains and aches of Rheumatism are the natural result. No amount of rubbing, or the application of external med icines can have any direct and curative effect on the blood the most to be expected from such treatment is temporary relief from the pains and achos. There is but one way to cure Rheumatism, and that is to oleanse the blood of the uric acid impurity. S. S. S. is the proper treatment, because it goes down and attacks the disease at its head, and" by filtering out every particle Iowa will represent the institution at of the uratio matter and strengthening and enriching the blood, cures a gathering of representatives of Rheumatism in every form. S. S. S. changes the sour, acid-burdened blood to a rich, healthy stream, which quiets the pain-racked nerves, muscles and joints, cools the feverish flesh, gently removes the cause .and drives Rheu matism from the system. S.S. S. reaches inherited cases as well as those which have been acquired, and good results are always experienced from its use. Special book on Rheumatism containing many valuable sugges tions for rheumatic sufferers and any medial advice free to all who write. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO- ATLAHTA. GA. Strange Happenings South Market Street South Market street is changing from wet goods to dry goods. All the saloons on the street have been closed and in their stead can be had something warm for the out side at trade tempting prices. It is realized that, that in order to sell goods on South Market street the prices must be far below Main street prices, and, as rents are much lower, it is possible to sell the same quality Of goods at greatly reduced prices. Here are a few sample prices: Fine Kersey Overcoats in sizes 34, 35, 36, with silk sleeve lining, worth $15.00, for $7.50. Men's Military and Automobile Col lar Overcoats, for $7.50, sold else where for $12.00 to $18.00. Men's Finest All Wool Kerseys in latest style and newest patterns, just arrived Dec. 3, 1909, for $12.50 and sold elsewhere for from $20.00 to $22.00. Call and see them. They speak for themselves. Boys' overcoats, worth from $6.00 to $10.00, for $3.85, ages from 12 to 18 years. Boys' suits worth from $6.00 to $8.00, for $4.25. Men's worsted suits, sold elsewhere as bargains at $12.00 to $15.00, here at from $5.50 to $9.76. Fifty suits made by the most stylish clothing manufacturers in Chicago, whose lowest priced suits sell for $20.00 and up to $35.00, will be put on sale by us today at prices from $12.50 to $15.00. Some of these suits are $30.00 suits. First come first served. Men's $1.25 woolen underwear for 79c. Men's 50c fleece lined underwear for 39c. Men's 50c ribbed underwear for 39c. Men's $2.50 woolen shirts for $1.50. Boys' 25c suspenders for 10c. You can actually save from $4.00 to $8.00 on an overcoat or suit by calling at the first store south of the Ottum wa National bank. See the big signs. No name store. shall desire to have passed away but all beautiful things will remain. The converse of heaven will be one of its chief joys,—to have free inter course with all the wise and lovely ones of all time. Heaven is a place of rewards and the rewards, we are glad to know, will be far beyond our deserts. Heaven is a place of service, which is the chief joy of earth, and there it will be unimpaired by any imperfec tion. One of heaven's happinesses will be receiving the throngs of happy spirits continually arriving from earth nay, from all earths. One of heaven's chief satisfactions will be in the thought that its joys are everlasting. Bunyan saw that it was all a dream and yet his dream is among the per manent realities of all time. There is no bridge over the river of death. King Edward might have a royal road built for him from Cario to the Pyramids, and Emperior William might have a road built to Jerusalem, but no king on earth can have a bridge built over "death's dark, sullen stream." All must undergo that exper ience. Even for faithful disciples it is sometimes hard, or it was for Christ ian but the other shore justifies every thing. Heaven's gate may be entered only through the narrow outer portal of the tomb. In the midst of his struggle with the dark waters of death. Pilgrim heard his Lord say, "When thou passeth through the waters I will be with thee, and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee." That word, and its companion assurance. "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end," has been the solace of many Christian. a One of the sublimest passages in Bunyan's great book, and, Indeed, in all the rich literature upon the subject is his description of the Pilgrim's ap proach to heaven and entrance there in. It should be read in every Christ ian Endeavor meeting. The most elo quent pens of all time have been turned to the theme of eternity. For centuries the lines of an ancient monk have brought comfort to pilgrims: Social problems perplex most earn est persons today. But there are no social problems in heaven. What heaven holds is no more a reason for rejoicing than what it lacks. Workers are not weary and un appreciated there. Love is never un reciprocated. Misunderstanding do not exist. Enemies are barred out. Pain has never had an entrance. All that hurts and hinders in this earth life will be lacking in .heaven. SEVEN SENTENCE SERMONS. Where there is most weal there most wealth.—A. M. Fairbairn. The greatest thing in the world is a good man, and all good flows out of the spring called a great heart.—N McGei Waters. Wisdom is always p-ood to learn, whose wisdom soever it may be.—A. M. Fairbairn. Our fears are always greater our foes.—Ram's Horn. Lame dogs over stiles See in every hedgerow Marks of angels' feet, Epics in each pebble OT riJM W A. COUHIEBk on than Do the work that's nearest, Though it's dull at whiles. Helping, when we meet them, Underneath our feet. —Charles Kingsley. After sixty years of public life 1 hold more strongly than ever to the convic tion. deepened and strengthened by long experience.. of the reality, the nearness, and the personality of God. Gladstone. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year no man has learned anything rightly, un til he knows that every day is dooms day.—Emerson. STATE UNIVERSITY HONORED Iowa City, Dec. 7.—President George E. McLean of the state university Of schools and colleges of high standing at Madison, Wis., January 4 and 5. The gathering is the annual meeting of the Association of American Universities. There are at present only twenty-two universities in the association and Iowa was greatly honored two years ago by admittance to the association. SAUNDERS SUES EDDYVILLE MAN PLAINTIFF SAYS E. W. KENEMEY- ER ADVERTISED HIS AC COUNT FOR SALE. Claiming that E. W. Kenemeyer, a grocer and butcher in Eddyville, had publicly advertised his account of $9.55 for salo, by placing in the gro cery window a notice calling attention to the account, Harry Saunders has filed a suit for damages of $1,000 in the district court. The petitioner avers that on De cember 4, 1909, the defendant Kene meyer caused the notice to be printed in large letters and placed in his win dow, which faces on a public street. Practically the same notice was again put in the window, states the petition, on December 6, and because this ac tion was to provoke the petitioner to wrath and to public hatred, contempt and ridicule, he seeks damages in the sum of $1,000. Mr. Saunders states in his petition that he is a traveling salesman and enjoys a good reputation for honesty. EDDYVILLE. Eddyville—A. L. Surbee, city mar^ shal, spent Saturday in Albla, called there as a witness in court. A. C. Black acted as marshal during Mr. Surbee's absence. Miss Morgan from Ohio is visiting at the home of Mrs. Baldwin. Dr. Vance returned Saturday morn ing from Dallas, Texas where he had been in attendance at the Rock Island railroad surgeons' convention. Peter Baer was a business caller in Pella recently. Laura Elliott and her mother Mrs. John Ryan went to Albla to spend a few days visiting relatives. While the Albaugh boys were plow ing at the Wm. Albaugh farm south of town they unearthed a collection of 42 snakes which had gone into winter quarters. You can sell eegs. chickens, horses, hogs, sheep, cattle, seed corn and all kinds of grain, or you can exchange articles by putting a want ad in the Courier. Read the want ads today. You have something you want to sell, or there is something you want to buy—write your ad and then count the words and send it in with stamps to pay for the number of insertions de sired. Mrs. Newell, Vera Hall and Blanche Johnson are on the sick list. Wm. Longcoe has accepted a posi tion with Chas. Palmer and will move his family from Alice Heki farm to Eddyville. James Sullivan of Corydon is visit ing at the home of M. Keerans. Mrs. Symons from Montreal, Canada who iS visiting her uncle A. J. Gard ner will enter the hospital at Ottum wa to prepare herself for a trained nurse. Quit Powell went to Albia Saturday morning to visit his father James Powell. Phil Stuber went to Marslialltown Saturday to visit friends for a few days. FISH FOR IOWA STREAMS THIRTEEN CAR LOADS HAVE BEEN DEPPOSITED DURING SEASON. Iowa Falls, Dec. 7.—In depositing a car load of fish in the Iowa river west of here, near Alden, the state fish car made practically its last trip for this season, only one other shipment being made, and that to the Cedar river near Cedar Rapids. The weather this fall has been very favorable for the dis tribution of fish from the bayous of the Mississippi river to the» inland rivers and lakes of the state. While in the city. State Game War den George A. Lincoln stated that thirteen tyips had been made with fish this fall and that it was estimated that 200,000 fish had been transported from the Mississippi at Sabula to the riv ers of the state. These are all game fish and promise to afford the fisher men of the state some good sport in coming years. Among the species dis tributed were black rock and silver bass, c.-appies, pike, pickerel, catfish, perch and blue gilled sunfish. The rivers and lakes- and the points at which the fish were deposited are as follows: In the Volga river at West Union, Stofm Lake, Medium Lake at Emmetsburg, Clear Lake, Shell Rock river at Green, in the Wapsit river at Independence, Spirit Lake and Okoboji river at Coralville, Cedar river at Wa verly, Iowa river at Alden and Cedar river at Cedar Rapids. The fish this year were of fine quality and it is esti mated that 90 per cent of the fish transported will spawn and propogate next year. Marshalltown is Next. Marslialltown, Dec. 7.—Marshall town may adopt the Des Moines plan of city government. At least the ques tion will go to a vote. Former Mayor F. G. Pierce is circulating a petition for the new plan and is being backed by a number of prominent men. Comes From Old Country to Wed. Creston, Dec. 7.—A pretty romance has just culminated in a marriage here, when Dr. Olga Holmer came all the way from Sweden to wed Dr. Oke Fjaestad. her long time lover in the old country. Both contracting parties are practicing physicians, specialists in the Swedish massage movement. Both speak and understand four differ ent languages. The bride is the daugh ter of a wealthy and prominent jewel er in Stockholm, while the groom's father is president of a large pulp pa per mill in Sweden. The young couple will reside in this city BUSINESS. FORE YOU BUY. -7 r" PLAN FOR LODGE HOME SHELTER FOR AGED LIKELY TO BE BUILT AT MASON CITY NEAR ORPHANS' HOME. Mason City, Dec. 7.—Plans are be ing formulated by a committee of prominent members of the Odd Fel lows of Iowa for the erection of an old people's home where the indigent of the order may be cared for separate from the orphans and according to the expressed opinion of this committee and others the building will be locat ed at Mason City. While this is not definitely settled and will not be be fore the next grand lodge which meets in Cedar Rapids next October, the sentiment of the order indicates that it will come high. The building will cost close to $50, 000. It will be made fireproof and ca pable of accommodating from forty to fifty old people. It has been found that conditions are quite unsatisfactory where childhood and age mingles as wards of the order. Nor can two old people, unless man and wife, be as signed to one room. It requires twice as much room on that account to house the aged as it does the children and the new building will be built ac cordingly, though only two stories high. Patents for lowans. Des Moines, Dec. 7.—The following patents were granted lowans last week: C. J. Smith, Ottumwa Wireworking implement. W. A. Danielson, Des Moines Motor generator set. B. B. Fairman, Maquoketa Door fastener. D. Garst, aWterloo Manure spread er. O. A. Goodrich. Sioux City Jour wheel positive drive. G. M. Gorman, Anamosa Corn planter. E. C. Lichtfield and D. Garst, Wat erloo Manure spreader (reissue.) E Mahon, Dubuque calendar. A. H. Neller, Fairfield Overhead tr&clc« W. R. Thatcher, Oskaloosa Milk pasteurizer and cooler. D. Witt, Sheffield stovepipe elbow. Assistnts Appointed. Keokuk, Dec. 7.—Dr. N. J. Deiling, a former Keokuk boy, has been pro moted to the position of assistant state veterinary surgeon. Mr. Deiling has been located at Dallas Center for some time, but was formerly a Keokuk resident and well known in this vicin ity, being born and reared here. He was a graduate is the college at Ames in 1908, and since then has gained an extensive medical practice. The appointment to the new position was made last week and the term of office began about Nov. 26. Mt. Ayr Lad May Lose Sight. Mt. Ayr, Dec. 7—Little Willie Avery of Mt. Ayr has had a run of hard luck ever since last May. He fell from a tree and sustained injuries. Recover ing from that accident, he received an injury to the left eye. When that eye was healed he received an injury to the other eye. Last Saturday the first eye to be injured was cut by the lash of a "quirt" which he was snap ping. He is under a physician's care in Des Moines for the fourth time.and may lose the sight of both eyes. River Delegates to Attend Meet. Des Moines, Dec. 7.—Governor Car roll appointed delegates to the Mis souri River Navigation congress in Omaha Dec. 1' as follows: Robert Hunter, W. G. Sears, George C. Call. John L. Kennedy, G. D. Per kins. Sioux City Thomas Maloney, C. G. Saunders, Robert Henderson and William S. Baird. Council Bluffs Har vey Maharg, Audubon W. W. McEl rath, Movllle T. H. Smith, Harlan: J. D. Rockefeller, Atlantic David Heinsheimer, Glenwood' William Ea ton, Sidney. u./ 's Read My Don'ts I DON'T CARRY THE LARGEST STOCK OF PIANOS IN THE CITY. I DON'T SELL THE CHEAPEST PIANOS IN THE CITY. I DON'T WANT TO. I DO BACK EVERYTHING MY MANUFACTURERS SAY ABOUT THIEIR PIANOS. *"\'r V/. and Read My Do-s I DON'T OFFER TO GET YOU ANOTHER MAN'S GOODS FOR HALF WHAT THEY COST HIM I A N O IT I DON'T RUN DOWN MY COMPETITOR'S GOODS. I TELL YOU ABOUT MINE. I DON'T RUN AFTER YOU AND WORRY AND FRET YOU IF YOU CALL TO SEE MY GOODS. I DON'T DO THE LARGEST BUSINESS IN THE CITY, BUT PRIDE MYSELF ON DOING A CLEAN I DO SELL ONE OF THE BEST PPIANOS SOLD IN THE CITY. LET ME PROVE IT TO YOU. I DO SELL THEM AT REASONABLE RATES AND ON EASY TERMS. I DO BELIEVE I CAN SHOW YOU IT WILL BE TO YOUR ADVANTAGE TO CALL ON ME BE I DO WANT TO SELL YOU A PPIANO FOR YOUR HOME, AND IF YOU WILL CALL ON ME BE FORE BUYING I WILL THINK NOTHING THE LESS OF YOU IF YOU DON'T BUY OF ME. J.H.RHEEM, 109 West Main St. FURNITURE & CARPET CO. HAVE JUST RECEIVED THE LAST HOLIDAY SHIPMENT OF THOSE ELEGANT INSECT PROOF RED CEDAR BOXES WHICH ARE HAVING SUCH A PHENOMENAL SALE. Big Interurban Project for Iowa. Ft. Dodge, Dec. 7.—A new interur ban project, of big proportions is in prospect for Fort Dodge, and not only in prospect but very likely to culmin ate rapidly and surely. L. S. Cass, im mediately recognized as one of the most able men the Great Western re cently employed, is at the head of a plan to connect Madison City, Water loo and Fort Dodge by electric lines. It is reported taht surveying is going on in a quiet way at the present time and that capital is being organized to finance the plan. Another branch of the system plan ned would be from Clear I^ake, almost, parallel with the Great Western, and passing through Clarion, either to Webster City or Fort Dodge, with Ft. Dodge the most probable objective point. The prospective Crooked Creek electrification, would, of course, fur nish the electric connection to Fort Dodge for patrons of the new line, even if the new terminal was Webster City, which is quite improbable. WE ALSO CARRY A FULL LINE OF MATTING, SKIRT AND SHIRT WAIST BOXES. $3.00 AND UP. SEE WINDOW DISPLAY. FURNITURE & CARPET CO. 232-234 EAST MAIN ST. To Shun Young Women. Sioux City, Dec. 7.—A new social or ganization of young men has been per fected at Morning Side college, includ ing as charter members ten of the most prominent men of the school. The pledge required of each member is that of consistent celibacy. Fines are fixed for failure to conform in any way to the rules of the club, which in sists upon constant abstinence from the company of young women as the initial requisite. It is presumed that this organization is the present result of the much voiced complant of col lege presidents and others over the country against the tendency of col lege young folks to attend to matters of courtship to the detriment of class work and morals. School Report Shows Increase. Muscatine. Dec. 7.—The last report made by Superintendent Chevalier of the Muscatine schools for the first quarter of the year showed a gain of 92 over last year. The total enroll ment of the schools is 2,473. Profit on Muakrats. Lytton. Dec. 7.—Henry Hembrecht, who resides on a half section a few miles northwest of Lytton, Iowa, in Garfield township, realized much pro fit from a pond or small lak'e of 100 acres. The pond is comparatively shallow and contains quantities of brush, making it a rather suitable winter resort for mink, muskrat and other like creatures. During the summer Mr. Hembrecht encouraged the animals to congregate therein and when cold weather sat in and they began to make their winter retreats, found that some could be secured only by spearing with a com .V Fine Teeth redeem homely feature. I Poor Teeth '•i -•»y are a blemish to beauty. we make plain faces comely and enhance beauty by our ex pert skill—remember— Expert Skill is bettering natural teeth and making the other kind. Opposite Bailingall. mon fish spear and others by trapping them. He skinned those captured and ship ped the skins to eastern manufactur ers. In all, during the winter of 190S 1909, Mr. Hembrecht shipped away be tween 4,500 and 5,000 muskrat skins and about 100 mink hides, netting him probably $1,800 or $1,900. It is interesting, in connection with county drainage, to consider whether or not the county has a legal right to drain tbfs pond and deprive a man of so valuable an asset. This is Worth Remembering. Whenever you have a cough or cold, just remember that Foley's Honey and Tar will cure it. Remember the namr, Foley's Honey and Tar. and refuse substitutes. Clark's Drug Store Swen son'fc Dru* Store. Unfortunate Iowa Lad Injured. Sioux City, Dec. 7.—Merwin Watson, who received a fractured ar— a pushball contest last week at the roller rink, has had an unusually i.. list of injuries, having during hiq career received four other fractures to the same arm, two fractures of leg bones and injuries of a o,milar nature to other parts of his body.