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Nels Thompson is husking corn for Pat Largy. Chasley Goeken found an owner for those stray cattle. Air. and Mrs. John Noon visited Exira friends, last Tuesday. Pearson, the blacksmith, was at the Omaha fair a part of last week. David Beers will teach the winter term of the J. L. Anderson school. George Cotton is busy husking forty acres o! corn for John Bergh. Martin Esbeck was handshaking with his Bray ton friends, Tuesday. Next Monday Jim Pearson will go to Illinois to work in the coal fields. The Lutheran minister, of Alantic, was a visitor last week at Gus Crous' home. Nels P. Hoegh has built a new crib on his farm that is over forty feet in length. Henry Roach and Charley Bell are gathering forty acres ot corn for John Bergh. Cliff Ballard and family occupy the house recently vacated by Jim Coleman. Mrs. C. B. Svkes and baby visited her aunt, Mrs. I. H. Jenkins, first of the week. Miss Anna Stender closed her term of school, in the Noon district, on Thursday. T. J. Essington is building a poul try house 011 his big farm, above Brayton. H. M. Underwood moved into his new home,on the hillside, at Brayton, Tuesday. Asa Horton has been commissioned postmaster, atLorah, vice R. C. Olsen resigned. George Leander has been the father of a new baby girl since last week Thursday. M. E. Jenkins is talking of taking a jaunt down into Texas, to look at the country. Mrs. Bird Benson's health is much improved at this time. The lady has been quite ill. Mrs. Hans Hansen, wife of our im plement salesman, is slowly regain ing her health. Miss Pearl Jenkins will teach the winter term of school in the Joe Doner district. A letter from Rico, Colorado, says Miss Lollie BrinkerholT arrived safe ly in that city. Barber Clemensen and wife now occupy the house vacated by Grain buyer Underwood. Miss Frankie Craue spent last week at Exira, theguestof her Grandmoth er, Mrs. John Crane. Hon. Tom Kelley and wife were out to the Exposition with the big crowd on Omaha Day." There will be a dance at the Oak field hall, one week from next Friday night. Everybody invited. Misses Mary Biutner and Josie Le Nair visited with Audubon friends the first part of the week. Miss Edith Chase, who has been working for Mrs. John Noou, for the past six weeks, is now at home. The Troublesome Valley Creamery has been fenced roundabout with posts and galvanized barbwire. Harry Woodward was passing the filthy weed around among his Bray ton friends, last Tuesday morning. Jack Joyce came back last Sunday and is engaged in breaking fractious western horses for Hon. Tom Kelley. Miss AddieMcCulloch, of Atlantic, closes a year ot very successful teach ing in the Largev district, this week. Dan Spry, of Lorah, with his shell er, is at Brayton shelling out five thousand bushels of corn for Lou Miller. Mrs. Owen Ide has been quite ill of grippe for the past few days, but we are pleased to slate that she is much better now. Moses Brinkerhofi' closed his school last Friday and has been engaged to teach the winter term of the T. J. Essington school. Charlie Thompson is getting to be quite an expert hand at tying up sugar and vinegar and codfish, at the Sid McGuire store. J. C. Ilardman sold one of the finest stock hogs he had 011 the place to Messrs. Northup and Duncan, of At lantic, last Monday. The Maeldoft Imperial Orchestra, Chicago, will give a grand concert at the Methodist church, in Exira, on Thursday evening, November 17. W. S. Ordway has constructed a long string of sheds, at his feed yards, to 6hield his stock from those nor' easter gales that come floating down his way. P. H. Kelley and Jim McGovern left for Montana last Monday. Mr. Kelley will stay on the Hon. Tom Kelley ranch, in that country, until next spring. On Tuesday evening, of last week, Seneca Howard and Jim Coleman gave a farewell dance, and 011 Thurs day started for Fort Collins, Colora do, to reside. Nick Bintner purchased eight hund red bushels ot corn of his neighbors, this week, which he is feeding to that yard full of cattle. Advices from Mrs. P. F. Howell, who is at Kansas City for medical treatment, say she is progressing nicely 011 the road to perfect recov ery. A letter from George Jenkins, who is at Iowa City being treated for a cancer says he is prospering finely and hopes to soon be well and with us once more. Jefl" Lewis and his son, Ed., were iust putting the finishing touehes of plaster on H. W. Pearson's new resi dence, at Brayton, when we were down, Tuesday. Miss May Jenkins has closed her term of school in the Sam McGaffin district, and so successful was she that thedirector retained her to teach the winter term. Mrs. Julia Nelson, of Oaklield township, bought lumber of Mr. Nels Sornson, of the Green Bay Yard, in Brayton, tnis week, to build a good sized hog house. Mrs. Bradley will finish her visit at the I. P. Hallock home, in Oak field, this week and return to Council Bluffs to pass the winter with her sons. Hon. Frank Bradley and Charley Bradley. The younger ones of the Oakfleld Academy presented Professor W. H. Brinkerhoff with a neat ink stand and a costly china cup and saucer as a token of their regard for him, last Friday, the last day of school. L. J. Anderson has been going around with a large sized limp to his gait. He was chasing an ugly brute of a hog the other day when he stub bed his toe and fell, wrenching his knee cap severely, hence the limp. Miss LeNear closed her term of school in the Bintner district, Satur day, and Tuesday noon left lor her home, in Warren county, to pass her vacation. Grandma Clark went along for a short stay with old time friends. Rev. T. J. O'Connor, of Guthrie Center, is holding nightly meetings and will continue them over next Sunday. The Baptist people of this community may extend a call to this gentleman to become their regular pastor. Next Sunday Ward Smith goes to Des Moines to get his papers signed, then to San Francisco aud then away over yonder to the Philippines. Ward promises to tell you a whole lot about that country through The Journal, When you go up to Exira next Tuesday morning to vote see to it that the name of Harry Woodward is 011 your ballot be ye a Democrat or be ye a Republican, as he is a deserv ing man and iust the one for County Clerk of Court. McGovern & Bisoin purchased ten head of sleek hogs of Frank and Joe Cihak, this week, ten of L. C. Chris tensen, good bunches of T. J. Essing ton, Henry Fries, Nels B. Christen sen, Paul and Levi Zaner, the price paid being S3.10. Blacksmith Pearson is arranging to put a new roof on his shop, at Bray ton. "Hank" says he's been like the Arkansaw settler long enough— when it rained he couldn't could put a new roof 011 and when it didn't rain he didn't need it. Mrs. 1. P. Hallock aud Mrs. B. F. Simpson were at the Trans-Mississippi Expositiou 011 Omaha Day." Mrs. Simpson came home, Tuesday noon, but Mrs. Hallock tarried at Atlantic to visit a few days with her daughter, Mrs. John Curry. Mr. S. E. Grant, '.lie Atlantic mar ble dealer, was in Oaklield, Tuesday, erecting a double monument to mark the spot where sleeps Mr. and Mrs. James Slater, in the Cemetery there. It is beautiful and artistic in design and reflects credit upon the works that produced it. Chris Christensen, living four miles north-west of Bray ton, got his fingers mangled in a corn sheller the other day, blood poison set in and he would undoubtedly have had a serious time had not Doctor Koob come to his aid with his knowledge and drugs. Supervisor Nels P. Hoegh tells us that he expects to soon order anew sixty-foot bridge at Brayton. It is proposed to buy the north end of the I. P. Hallock and J. T. Jenkins lots, a few feet, south of the present long bridge, and have the new one con structed there. After investigating the matter Mr. Henry Fries decided to go to the Omaha Hospital to be operated upon for an internal tumor. Accordingly on Wednesday Doctor Koob and Mr. Fries went to Omaha where the latter gentleman submitted to the surgeon's glittering kniie. A. M. Pattisou has been enjoying a visit the past few days from his brother, John Pattison, of Kansas, this being the first time that they have met for seventeen years. Doc" says that as soon as he can sell out he will migrate to that, sunny clime where his brother lives. Little Ethel Bisom has been very ill the past week of typhoid fever. Her parents and friends had about given up in despair hut Tuesday even ing there was a change for the better, her dry and parched mouth became moist and now we all hope Ethel will soon be out with her playmates again. Mrs. Dave Carpenter's Sunday School class will give a regular 'Way Down East New England Supper at the J. A. Stender Hall, in Brayton, on the evening of Saturday, Novem ber 12th, and the price of a feast is 25c. There will be an entertainment at the Baptist church, in Brayton, that same evening, by this same class, commencing at 8 o'clock. Program in The Journal next week. THE SIEGE OF PARIS. HOW LONDON FIRST LEARNED THAT IT HAD ENDED. Story of the Reporter Who Got the "Scoop** and Who Then Induced Biismnrck to Allow Him to Send Oat the Newu Over His Private Wire. During the Franco-German war, from Oct. 18, 1870, to March 1, 1871, I was attached to the headquarters of the crown prince, who occupied an unas suming little villa called LesOmbragos, in an outskirt of Versailles, his august father residing throughout the invest ment and siege of Paris in the prefecture of the whilom "royal burgh," and Count Bismarck, with his staff of coun cilors and secretaries, in a detached house of tho Rue de Provence. I often met the chancellor out of doors, walk ing or riding, during that long and bit ter winter, but sedulously refrained from soliciting audiences, being well aware that the visits of a war corre spondent, who had everything to ask and nothing to tell, could not possibly be welcome to so desperately overwork ed a statesman as Bismarck. By what means I need not explain in this place, I had been made acquainted with the precise terms of the capitula tion of Paris at an early hour of the morning after the conclusion of the armistice, and had, moreover, good rea son to believe that the conditions of the surrender had not been communicated to any other correspondent of an Eng lish or even a German newspaper at headquarters. Having obtained the su premely important item of news, what was I to do with it? Unless it could be forthwith transmitted to The Daily Tel egraph office by telegraph, my ohances of forestalling my fellow correspondents would be annihilated, and there was no wire at my disposal—or, for that mat ter, at that of any foreign journalist— within the vast radios of the lines of investment. The situation appeared an utterly hopeless one, until suddenly the hap piest of "happy thoughts" flashed through my mind. Perhaps the all pow erful chancellor, newly created a prince of the young German empire, would anthorize the transmission to London of my dispatch over his own official wire, by means of which he was "en rapport" with every European capital except beleaguered Paris. There was no time to lose. Before 8 a. m. I had taken down the articles of capitulation from the lips of my informant, within half an hour I had copied them out, "large, bold and handsome,'' on two pages of foolscap and had made myself presenta ble. At 9 o'clock I presented myself at the street door of the house in the Rue de Provence and sent up my card to Coun cilor Lothar Bucher, with a penciled request that he would allow me to speak to him in private. Almost immediately he came down to the waiting room on the ground floor, into which I had been shown, and asked me what he could do for me. "Can you procure me a five minutes' audience of the prince?" I re plied. "I don't know," was the rejoin der, "but I'll try. The chancellor is ex tremely busy, but perhaps he'll see you if you can assure me that the matter is really urgent." I declared that for me it could not possibly be more so, ^here upon Bucher left me—I confess, in a fever of anxiety—and was absent for about a quarter of an hour, at the ex piration of which he reappeared and beckoned to me to follow him up stairs. In. an ex-boudoir on the first floor converted into a sort of office I found the chancellor awaiting me. After the briefest of greetings he said, "Pray, tell me what yoa want in the fewest possi ble words, for I have not a moment to lose." I produced my dispatch, handed it to him and asked him if it was sub stantially correct. After looking through it he answered: "Yes, it is. I don't know how you got your information, and I don't intend to ask, but these are the terms on which Paris surrenders. What then?" When I besought his permission to forward the message over his wire, he laughed rather grimly, saying, "You must be mad to ask such a thing!" I urged upon him that the tension of public feeling in England with respect to the fate of Paris was very painful— many people's sympathy being tempo rarily averted from Germany by harrow ing accounts of the sufferings undergone by the population of the French capi tal. "That tension would be considera bly relieved, sir," I replied, "by the knowledge that the siege of Paris is oome to an end and that the victors have accorded merciful terms to the vanquished.'' Prince Bismarck held out against my importunity for about a couple of minutes, but he yielded at last, only stipulating that I should efface my name at the end of the dis patoh. "On no account can I allow you to sign a message sent over my wire. If your people in London do not believe it to be authentic when it reaches them, that is their affair. But it must go un signed or not at all." It did go unsign ed it was accepted as authentic, and its publication that very afternoon in a special edition of The Daily Telegraph proved to be one of the greatest journal istic conps effected by any London newspaper during the Franco-German War.—London Telegraph. Bagpipe Music. A Glasgow paper thus analyzes the music of the bagpipe: "Big flies on window, 72 per cent cats on midnight tiles, 11 per cent voices of infant puppies, 6 per cent grunting hungry pigs in the morning, per cent steam whistles, 3 per cent chant of cricket, 2 per cent." In Japan a very useful accomplish ment taught children is the use of both hands in writing and other work hence there are no right or left, handed peo ple, as a rule, but both hands are used indiscriniinrtely. Miss Anne Petersen was a Kim ballton visitor Sunday. County Recorder Esbeck was call ing on friends in Sharon Wednesday. A brand new smoke stack has been erected over the Kimballton butter factory. Jocum Jensen is erecting a hand some new residence near his store at Jacksonville. N. B. Anderson is now building a new residence for his brother-in-law, John B. Henriksen, near Marne. Peter James, who is a student at the Omaha Medical college, was at home at Elkhorn for a few days last week. Rev. Hickok returned the first of the week from Cedar Falls where he has been attending Baptist state meeting. Last Sunday there was a merry barn raising party at the home of Chris Petersen, in southwest Doug las towuship. Fred Polzin, the democratic candi date for county recorder, was looking aftet his political fences in Sharon township Tuesday. The directors of the Sharon cream ery met for business Tuesday. The creamery now runs only every other day and the receipt is heavy. There was a merry birthday party last Sunday at the Mads Petersen home south of Elkhorn. A large number were in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Jens Andrersen, a mile east of Kimballton, are celebrat ing the advent ol that new girl baby that arrived at their home one day last week. The two-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Jorgen A. Hansen, on died Thursday of last week and was buried the following afternoon at Bethania cemetery. There was a democratic rally at Kimballton Tuesday evening. Hon. J. A. Lyons delivered an address, the band played sweetly and everybody had a good time. John C. Jensen lost three head of nice cattle via the corn stalk route. We learn of several other farmers who have also lost cattle from chew ing too much fibre. School closed at No. 1, Sharon township, Friday, October 21st, for a vacatiou until December 1st. The teacher Miss Bobjerg is now at her home in Des Moines. A literary society has been organ ized at the Elkhorn college which meets each Saturday evening aud promises to furnish some very in teresting amusements this winter. They are now busy putting the finishing touches 011 the new Bethania church aud if the preparations are completed this week the first sermon within its walls will be preached next Sunday. Hans Rasmussen has purchased three acres of laud on the east side of the street at Elkhorn. He is now having a very neat residence erected 011 the same, which is to be occupied by Dr. Stevens and family. Mr. Willadsen, of Denmark, Lin coln county, Kansas, passed through Kimballton Saturday. He had been to the Omaha fair and is now visit ing at the home of his brother-in-law J. J. Hemingsen, west of Audubon. Joe Larsen, the gentlemanly har ness maker who has been employed at Hans Madsen's shop at Kimball ton for the past five years, leaves on December 1st for Des Moines, where he will take a commercial course at the Grand View Danish college. Mrs. Jorgen A. Hansen has been very ill the past two weeks and one day last week she underwent an operation that was skillfully per formed by Dr. Brooks. The good lady is now convalescing and her many friends are anxiously hoping for her recovery. Jesse, the 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Soren Justesen, while running down toward the garden the other day, slipped and fell, break ing her right arm just above the wrist. Dr. Slamberg reduced the fracture and the young lady is pro gressing rapidly. Kimballton and Elkhorn. Mrs. Rasmus Rasmussen, ot north west Sharon township, has been suf fering the past few months with some very bothersome teeth. One day last week she drove to Audubon, called on Dr. Clark and had 20 of the molars extracted without so much as a whimper. That's nerve for you. Last week there were five homes in Sharon township under quarantine regulations as follows: Chris Han sen, east Sharon township, diph theria Jacob Hansen, south Sharon township, diphtheria Dr. Slamberg, Kimballton, measles Hans Madsen, Kimballton, measles Peter Nelson north of Kimballton, measles. Since however, the quarantine regulations have been raised at the Slamberg home. Nels B. Andersen, the efficient and competent contractor, who has re sided in Kimballton for the past several years, has decided to move to Elkhorn. He has purchased land 011 the west side of the road, south of the Foght residence. He will soon begin the erection of a cozy cottage home on the premises and as soon as completed himself and family will move thereinto. Kimballton people very much regret to lose Mr. Ander jsen and his most estimable family but what is Kimballton's loss is Elk horn's gain. Peter Salmonsen, who works for Ole Olesen, southwest of Kimballton, met with a serious accident last Fri day evening, while returning home 011 horseback from Kimballton. He was thrown suddenly from his horse and struck the hard frozen ground on his head cutting an ugly gash behind the left ear and cracking the skull. He remained unconscious for several hours and it required the skillful aid of two good doctors to pull him through. He is now slow ly recovering, but don't remember how the critter ever flung him over board. Report of Kimballton Schools. For term beginning September 6th and ending November 2nd, 1898. Whole number pupils enrolled 4:3. Those neither absent nor tardy: Net tie Johnson, Celia Johnson, Alfred Johnson, Martha Hansen, Levi Han sen, Guy Hickok. Those not tardy: Dagmar Anderson, Caroline Chris tensen, Mina Hickok, Orren Hickok, Cora Hickok, Lygia Madsen, Otto Andersen' Edmund Marquesen, Ar nold Rasmussen, Tena Andersen, Clarence Hickok, Nora Kuudsen, Tena Carlsen, Celia Carlsen. Num ber cases of tardiness 7. Number days taught 40. Number of visits by directors 2. Average daily attend tnce 26. The Danish school commenced Oct. 3, and about half of our num ber dropped to attend that school, ,thus making cjur average daily at tendance very low. Parents are al ways welcome, hut very few visits from them are on record this term. We would like to see a greater in terest taken by the patrons of our school. The couuty superintendent made us a call October 21st, and as usual we were pleased with his presence. Our pupils are actively alive to their work and their efforts are appreciated. We should make this coming win ter term the best ever held, and every effort should be put forth for one common purpose—the welfare of the children. Trusting our relatives may be as plea«ant in the future as in the past, I respectfully submit the above. S. W. Wihgiit, Teacher. WANTED—SEVERAT. TRUSTWORTHY PER- SONS in this State to manage our bu siness in their own and nearby counties. It is mainly office work, conducted at home. Salary straight $900.00 a year and expenses—definite, bonatide, no "more no les« salary. Monthly, $75.00. References. Enelosed self-addressed stamped envelope Herbert E. Hess, President. Department J. Chicago. Poker Diet. Daniel O'Connell's sarcastic and graphic description of a lady of stiff, cold and formal manners is very happy, "She has all the characteirstics of a poker—except its occasional warmth." This recalls the story of the two Irish servants who, discussing the stiff and unbending manners of the young lady of the family, agreed that "when she was a baby her mother must have fed her upon boiled pokers, underdone!"— London Standard. Vngarieii of Eiigrliali. "That's quite a draft from the west this morning," remarked the banker to the cashier as they glanced over tho mail. The new office boy promptly closed the transom and again stood at atten tion.—Detroit Free Press. "Some folks," said Uncle Eben, "makes yer fink ob a circus hoss. Dey gallops tell dey's out ob bref, but dey oebber gits nowhar." Washington Star. There are too many firecrackers who imagine they are 13 inch guns in BO jiety.—Atchison Globe. CHAS. VAN CORDER President. JOHN McDANIELS, Vice-President. ED. DELAHOYDE, Cashier. Exchange Sought and Sold. Railroad Engineer Testifies to Benefits Received From Dr. Miles' Remedies. HERE is no more responsible position on earth than that ot a railroad encin eer. On his steady nerves, clour bruin, bright eye and perfect self command, de pend the safety of the train and the lives of its passengers. Dr. Miles' Nervine and other remedies are especially adapted to keeping ti.e nerves steady, the brain cloar and the mental faculties unimpaired. Engineer F. W. McCoy, formerly of 1323 Broadway, Council Bluffs, but now residing at 3411 Humboldt St., Denver, writes that he "suffered for years from constipation, caus ing sick, nervous and bilious headaches arid was fully restored to health by Dr. Miles' Nerve & Liver Pills. I heartily recommend Dr. Miles' Remedies." Dr. Miles' Remedies I are sold by all drug-l gists under a positive! guarantee, first bottle I benefits*or money re-1 funded. Book on dis-l eases of the heart and| nerves free. Address, emedie DR. MILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, IndT The Companion For The Rest Of 1898. The principal attractions offered by The Youths Companion for the remaining weeks of 1898 provide a foretaste of the good things to follow in the new volume of 1899. To the first issue in November Frank R. Stockton will contribute a humorous sketch, entitled "Some of My Dogs", and in the issue for the week oi November 10th will appear Kudyard Kip. leng's thrilling story of the heroism of soldiers in the ranks, "The Burning of the Sarah Sands." In the seven issues to follow there will be contributions by Lord Dufferin, William D. Howells J, E. Cham berlin. The American War Correspondent Mary E. llkins, Hon. Thomas B. Reed the Marquis of Lome, Mme. Lillian Nor dica and I. Znngwill. Those who sub scribe now for the 1899 volume will receive every Novrmber and December issue of The Companion from the time of sub scription to the end of the vear free, the Companion Calendarfor 1899'free,and then the entire 52 issues of The Companion to January 1, 1900. 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