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THE TWICE-A-WEEK HERALD, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1905
Thousands Have Kidney Trouble and Never Suspect it How To Find Oat. Fill a bottle or common glass with your water and let it stand twenty-four hours ; aBethmentcrset tlingindicatesan . unhealthy con 'dition of the kid neys; if it stains your linen it is evidence of kid ney trouble ; too frequent desire to pass it or pain in the back is also convincing proof that the kidneys and bladder ore out of order. What To Do. There is comfort in the knowledge 60 often expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the great kidney remedy, fulfills every wish in curing rheumatism, pain in the back, kidneys, liver, bladder and every part of the urinary passage. It corrects- inability to hold water and scalding pain in passing it, or bad effects following use of liquor, wine or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant ne cessity of being compelled to go often during the day, and to get up many times during the night. The mild and the extraordinary effect of Swamp-Root is soon realized. It stands the highest 'for its wonderful cures of the most dis tressing cases. If you need a medicine you should have the best. Sold by drug gists in fifty-cent and one-dollar sizes. You may have a sample bottle and a book that tells an about it, both sent f ree by mail. Address Dr. Kilmer & Co., King- hamton, N. Y. When writine mention this make any mistake, but remember the name, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the address, Binghamton, N. Y. Bom ot Swamp-Root paper and don't Attention, Woodmen t As I Will be away for 30 days please call at the A. A. A. Man, (L W. Austin's) and attend to your Woodman dues. Ypurs fraternally, . 5o-2t. T. W. Barnes. The First Requisite of Beauty. The first requisite of beauty is a clear complexion. Onno Laxi tive Fruit Sprup clears a sallow blotched complexion as it stimu lates the liver and bowels, and the eyes become bright and clear. You owe it to your friends to take it if . your complexion is bad. Orino Laxative Fruit Syrup does not nauseate or gripe and is very pleas- a. a 1. i. ' a. am 10 laxe. txeiuse 8UDstiiut.es. Golding & Richardson. 44-1 m -WITH ANYTHING-i you need in the way of Table Delicacies for the Holidays. Our store is packed with the choicest and daintiest brands of canned goods, as well as the very best of Staple Groceries Fruits and Vegetables, In this store quality stands first, and in accepting your order we do so assuring you of the highest quality of goods at the same prices as you usually pay for the ordinary and inferior grade j& j& j& TELEPHONE 29- GtlFFII -AND- THE IMPRESSIONS OF A TENDERFOOT CO T middle comes Hlfifferent KIESHIBUEYC0SS lilakac KMmjs find Bladdw Right Being Black-and-white Sketches of Real Human Interest. AM ONE OF THOSE in whom Christmas wakes recollections of days long gone by, and with my own little brood far out by the sun set seas, back into the vasty deep of memory my mind goes, heedless of space, careless of time. It is the time for recollections, and they crowd each other, as images on the screen. Brighest and clearest of all is that of one Christmas in the days of auld lang syne, in the frozen north. Poverty had been close through accident and disease, but there was a richness in that old barn of a house that was beyond all computation. Many we were and a lusty clan, inured to the hardships of the north by healthful exercise and the plain food of the times. At last we wearied of the games of Yule, and trooped up stairs, where the snow swept in through the cracks and 'spread a mantle over floor and couch. It was nothing to us, for tomorrow was Christmas, and our stockings were hung up. The childish faith was absolute that Santa Claus would not forget. Now that I have children of my own, I know something of the feel ing that must have come to that heart of gold, when the time came to fill those stockings, and there was nothing to do it with, as the world counts Christmas giving, no sweetmeats, no toys, no books. Yet there was something, for from some cranny there had come a store of hazle nuts, put away long before, and with fingers roughened by toil and con secrated by a thousand deeds of mercy, thev were cracked, one by one, and the goodies put in the stockings. A pitiful little gift? Yes, but back of it was a love that passes all understanding, that is in itself the sharpest proof of the divinity of life. I can picture now how, when the task was done, and the ever busy fingers went back to the needles, that mind went back to the child in the manger, and the star that hung over the birthplace of the Prince of Sorrows, how since that time millions of mothers had lived the long sweet song, and been called in turn to the sure reward of the great beyond. How many pictures came crowding there of what those boys should be when the vigor and strength of manhood opened the door, and the. bonny blue eye was dimmed by unshed tears with the memory of those who had gone be fore the day was well begun, leaving a consecrated place in that great est of hearts. The memory of that Christmas eve is the most priceless of all my possessions, for it brought even to my boyish mind a glimpse of the love that reaches beyond all earthly obstacles, that encompasses the soul as the protecting wing of God, which renders immortal that old refrain that tells of ' Home, sweet Home! be it ever so humble there's no place like home!" TIME HAS CHANGED that picture only attered the brood, leaving only the faithful, and those def Ve looking out into the glory of the sunset with souls age, an exile far from the peaceful Greenwd up strong within me. It gives place only to one Christmas aLt,'WiCfiTTd setting, but which I have often wished I might describe as it impressed me then. It was in the valley of the Little Blue, in the fastnesses of the, Mogollons, and we had journeyed far across burning sands to its cool ing shades. Christmas dawned bright and clear. Far above us tower ed the gleaming heads of the Twin Peaks, wrapped in mantles of snowy white, on shoulders that by the hand of erosion told of an eter nity of time since they rose from the sea. Behind us rose the pines, great sentinels that seemed to proclaim the master's name, and in whose needle-strewn aisles echoed no hint of the battle of the outside world. Before us the Little Blue, sparkling on its long way to the sea laughing at the obstacles in its bed, with the happy, care-free babble of children at play. The mountain meadows around us, might well be taken for those "spreading fields of living green" that the Psalmist sings about. Through a rift in the hills was the desert, call ing to mind again a dear old voice crooning "The Ninety and Nine" as a lullaby to a tired child. It was a rough, travel and toil stained crowd, many of whom had never known a home, to whom the 6tory of Bethlehem was a myth, and life one long round of bitter toil and frenzed excess. We had been among che lava beds and the sands for days and days, and they were enough to make an unthinking man believe that God had forgotten that part of the world, and lose track of the finer emotions. Most of them looked upon the halt as a welcome chance to wash up, to patch ac coutrements, and to sleep undisturbed bv the fanfare of a bullying bugle, with the certainty of a bountiful dinner. But it was Christmas day, and the white-haired old chaplain had not forgotton. The sun was well up in the sky, and the warmth of the sun was mingled with ths sweet pungence of the pines, when as sembly sounded, and we fell in with the patient of long experience, not knowing what was coming, caring little, so long as it did not mean marching duty. In front of the captain's tent there was a pulpit made out of a cracker box, and four of the boys we knew to be singers were setting behind the chaplain. There was a brief prayer, and then their fresh young voices were raised in that flower of Christian faith, "Nearer My God to Thee," bring ing back with a rush the thought of the old church on the hillside, and the snowy shoulders of the Ozarks when all of the world was a laugh, all of life a smile. In the pauses there was an accompaniment from the organ pipes of the pines and the bells of the waters, a grand diapason that told in the song of nature of the Giver of All Good. There were wet eyes in that bunch, of uncouth grown up children, when the last echo died away, and the old chaplain rose. His, sermon was not of tinkling brass or sounding and polished phra'de. It told of the birth of Christ; the scene wherein the wise men followed the star to where the Holy Babe slept, and of the wonderful character and all-pervading love of Father and Son, how it attended the roughest of men as much as the favored few, of the proof of the God-head that shone out from those great peaks, from the unbroken forest, in the sunshine and the breeze from the plains. There could be no such thing as a desert when the heart was clean, and the hands was ready to do something for a brother. As the seed was sown, so should the harvest be gathered, and the great Harvester would separate the wheat from the chaff. It was not accorded all of us to live the right life, but it was to come as near it as our possibilities permitted, and when taps sounded we should find a merciful Father, whose love had been with us always, and no court-martial to tet upon our misdeeds. In such a setting those simple words achieved an eloquence such as I have never heard before, or expect to hear again, and yet it was simply a variation of the same great story that will be told from a le gion of pulpits this Christmas day. It was all in the setting, you say? Perhaps so, but it has always seemed to me that there was an inspira tion of which the earth knows little in that simple service there by the Little Blue, and the words of the benediction are with me still in my lonely Christmas watch: 1 "Go forth to your duties, my children, and be of good cheer; God knows his own, wherever they be, by land or by sea; He sees even the sparrow's fall, and is with you by day and by night, on the march and by the camp fire, and He is pleased as you give of your strength to those who are weaker, as you do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Amen." v v THE MACHINE AND THE RECORD. The Kdison Phonograph was the pioneer talking machine and it is still the best one. We have on especial pride in showing these ma chines, keep many sizes and latest records for this and every other machine. Most any price you feel like paying. $10, $20, $30, 50. $60, $100. JM Mnrklp Talhing Machine Man, L u PLAIN5 RAINFALL. According to the Records it Amply Sufficient for General Agriculture. Is If we 'accept the records at Plainviewand other inland towns for the past ten or twelve years, it would give the Central Plains country an average rainfall of twenty-four inches. Letting these go however, because not official and accepting Amarillo, because a government station and official, we still have for the country mention edthe Central Plains an aver age rainfall of twenty-two inches. This record taken for fourteen years back and compared with the official record of that portion of the State known as the "Central West," only loses two inches an nually in favor of that portion of Texas which as a farming country, all things considered, will rank with any part of these United States west of the Mississippi river and east of the Rocky mountains. In making this comparison of rainfall the Central Plains against Central Texas it must be borne in mind that we of the Plains get almost all of our rains during the crop or growing season while our Central Texas farmers gets most of theirs in the fall and early spring when not needed. Take the crop season and there is no disputing the fact but that the Central Plains, one year with another, gets more rain than does Central Texas." The News' man can remember distinctly when Central Texas as a farming country was only an ex periment, and only to many of its citizens, a very poor one at that. These doubters of the "seventies, and "eighties," many of them there yet, will tell you that the "climate has changed," that it "always rains more when the country is settled." They believe, of course, and are ready to swear to it any old day; but, alas, the facts are all against them. No greater fallacy exists today than the theory, announced and believed in by many, that the rain fall of a given territory is increased by settlement and the turning of the soil. The News is emphatic in this statement because official records, as previously stated, are all against it. These records, in Texas, some of them running back to the days when it was a republic, show thatdry and wet seasons have alternated all along from the be ginnining as they do now; and, further, that the general average annual rainfall, when taken in pe riods of ten years prior to farming operations, is about what it is now. And 60 it is with official records dealing with other climatic condi tions. Taking then these official rec ords as facts, which they undoubt edly are, we see that Texas, today, in so far as annual rainfall and other climatic conditions are con cerned is about the same she was Remarkable Cure. "I was much afflicted with sciati ca," writes Ed. C. Nud,' Iowaville, Sedgwick Co., Kans., going about on crutches and suffering a deal of pain, I was induced to try Ballard's Snow Liniment, which relieved me. I used three 50c bottles. It is the createst liniment I overused: have recommended it to a number of persons, all express themselves as being benefitted by it.. I now walk without crutches, able to 'be form a great deal of light labor on the farm." 25c. 50c and $1.00. Sold by L. 0. Thompson & Bros. 45-T OUR HOLIDAY TRADE Was all that we could ask for and we desire to thank our many friends and customers for their very liberal patronage during the past two weeks. As a strictly up-to-date drug store we have in stock any and everything that a store of this character should keep, aud invite a continuance of your trade during the new year. PHONE 127 GIST BROTHERS, 505 POLK DRUGGISTS. Successors to the W. D. Patton Drug Company. when the flag of Mexico waved as her governmental emblem, and that her present agricultural position, first among all the great States of the Union, is due, not to any changed climatic conditions, but rather to a better understanding of her vast possibilities as a farming country. And so it is with the Central Texas Plains country; no part of the State has better land; the average rainfall is amply suf ficient for all staple crops, and the climate otherwise is superb. The real truth is that the only thing lacking to make of the Plains country one of the best farming portions of the State in the whole sisterhood of States, is faith fol lowed by works. Yes, the Plain's rainfall is alright today for farming good farming, and it has been so as far back as official records go and will remain so far all time, unless miraculously changed as was Palestine cursed be God on account of the wicked perversity of its people so that it raineth not any more as formerly, and from a land of plenty became a barren wilderness. Canyon City News. scree BTHH PROOF OF TRACTICK. With the closing of the year, we have every reason to be pleased, as we are better prepared to meet the annual settlements than ever before, and much better than the average house can be. We placed our busi ness upon a strictly cash basis June ist, and since that time every dollar's worth that has gone over our counter has been paid for. We have kept no books during that seven months and our total losses during that time will not exceed $io. We now have 'no bills to collect and are prepared to discount our own. All this has an immediate and direct action upon the prices we are able to make, and the way the word has gone abroad that "it is cheaper at Wright's" is one of the most pleasing things we have to remember this Christmas. At first we thought our trade would fall off a little when we put on the cash system, but to our surprise arid gratification it has steadily increasrd. The peo ple saw the point, that they were not paying any body's bills but their own when they bought grocer ies and dro goods for cash, and today we are doing mote business than at any time since we began bus iness, and there "is every reason to believe it will con tinue to grow, as the people realize the great advan tage in paying cash and getting cash prices. We would like to have your trade in 1906, and know we can save you money on all have to buy, and at the same time give you as good or better goods than you would get anywhere else. Why not try it a month ? Trade with us in Jan uary, and you will find the saving sufficient to jus tify trading with us the entire year. Yours for cash and economy, D. N. WPIGHT & SON.