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Mrs. Hans Bengaard has been quite the past week. Ben Simpson was doing business at Exira Tuesday. J. S. Harter last week lost a fine Jersey calf from black leg. B. F. Greer made a flying trip to Des Moines Monday evening. Quite a number of our young folks attended the ball game at Audubon Saturday. O. L. Olsen did not return from Omaha last week and is now in Chi cago on business. Miss Clara Frazier ahd Miss Ida Benson returned to their home at Griswokl Monday. Memorial sermon at the Baptist church Sunday evening, May 28, by Rev. T. J. O'Connor. Mrs. Martin, mother ot Mrs. Buss Ballard is very ill at Buss' home on the south county line. Marion Jenkins drove to Audubon Saturday evening to visit with Frank and to take a look at his trotters. Peter F. Howell was at Audubon Saturday attending to business and shaking hands with his many friends. Charley Jenkins and Doc Dead easy, of Exira, whiled away a few hours at Brayton Tuesday afternoon. A number of our literary people went down to Atlantic Tuesday evening to attend Rev. Wickershain's lecture. T. J. McGoveru was attending to business at Exira Saturday. Tick" did not fail to make a friendly call at this office. Prof. Enenbach is working hard to make the Decoration Day exercises a success, and his pupils are assisting him nobly. Pat Largy reports several windows broken during the hail storm last Sunday. Down at Joe Pratt's hail fell that measured 3 inches in cir cumference. A. C. Gochahour, of Highland, was doing business in Brayton Mou day. "Goch" is a royal good fellow and has many warm friends up this way who are always pleased to see him. Since Brayton has been incorporat ed new improvements have already been made in the way of putting down new sidewalks. The sidewalks all over the town are to be repaired and several new ones built. The Brayton base ball team is now getting in first class shape and has issued a challenge to play any amateur club in this or adjoining counties. They would like to cross bats with the Audubon boys. The Oakfield Township Separator Creamery this week received a fine new vat with large capacity and of the latest improved pattern. The Oakfield creamery is working on the go-ahead system and is keeping right to the front. Rev. T. J. O'Connor received news Tuesday of the death of his kind friend and fatherly adviser, Rev. Ira E. Kennev, D. D., formerly presi dent of Des Moines College, and he left on the afternoon train to be present at the funeral. Mayor Koob last week appointed L. F. Miller marshal of the town of Brayton and his action was at once approved by the city council. Lou is a man of good judgment and plenty of nerve and wili make a competent and fearless officer of the law. H. W. Pollock and wife drove to Manning Saturday returning Tuesday evening. Henry stopped at Audu bon Saturday and assisted the home team in the ball game against the Ne braska Iudiaus. Henry put up a good game but found himself in rather awkward company. Christopher Smith's handsome new residence west of town is rapidly nearing completion. Tuesday after noon Jake Bendixen was out there putting on the new tin roof. Uncle Christopher and his good wife will soon be living in a cozy, comfortable new home now, and no one deserves it more than thev. 44 A Fair Outside Is a Poor Substitute For Inward Worth/* Good health, inwardly, of the kidneys, liver and bowels, is sure to come if Hood's Sar saparilla is promptly used. This secures a fair outside, and a consequent vigor in the frame, with the glow of health on the cheek, good appetite, perfect digestion, pure blood. Catarrh I have had no return of the catarrh which troubled me lor years, since Hood's Sarsaparilla cured me." MRS. JOB MARTIN, Washington St., Ogdensburg, N. Y. Dyspepsia Complicated with liver and kidney trouble, I suffered for years with dyspepsia, with severe pains. Hood's Sarsaparilla made me strong and hearty." J. B. EMERTON, Main Street, Auburn, Me. cHoctCi Sauahwtitfg Hood's Pills cure llrer ills the non-Irritating and only cathartic to take with Hood's SarsapariUa. Plymouth Rock Eggs at Ffty Cents per setting. J. C. HAKDMAX, Brayton, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Frazier of Griswold, were called to the central part of the state Monday by a dis patch announcing the death of Mr. Frazier's brother-in-law. Hon. John T. Jenkins on Monday joined one of Hank Low's excursions and departed for southern Texas to look over the cheap lands and other resources of the balmy Lone Star state. T. W. Barry and family left Mon day evening for their new home at Alvo, Nebraska. An extra man from Walnut has charge of the station here until the new agent, J. R. Snvder, arrives from Alvo. Mr. Barry and his estimable family had been our neighors for nearly three years and their large circle of friends here will note their absence with much regret. The City Council has passed an or dinance permitting the sale of intoxi cating liquors and on Thursday even ing granted C. W. Jenkins a "permit to run a saloon within the incorpor ate limits. The license was placed at $400. Frank Freeman was granted permission to conduct a billiard and pool hall and the license fixed at $20 per annum. The closing hour was placed at eleven o'clock. The following rustling farmers ot Oakfield township this week deliver ed nice bunches of hogs to McGovern & Bisom, at Brayton, as follows Drace Sorensen 20' head, Martin P. Mardersen 15, Nels Christeuseu 10, A. Erickson, 10, s. P. Kragelund 10, Chris O. Jensen S, Chris Christensen, of Sharon towship 20 head. Ticker and Charley shipped out a carload Monday evening, two more Tuesday evening aud another Wednesday noon. Barber William Clemensen had the misfortune one day last week to lose his fine milch cow. It was the prettiest cow in town and Billy was sorely grieved as he did not have the means of procuring another. The first ot the week kind friends took the matter in hand and proceeded to repair the loss by way of a subscrip tion list. It was only a few days un til a sufficient amount was raised and Mr. Clemensensen and family aie now the possessors of a new bossy. Erik Hansen, our butcher, met with quite a painful accident one da^ last week. He was out near Elkhorn doing some butchering and had hi team of bronchos hitched close by. While he was working the horses started to run away. Erik made a dash for the lines and his excitement forgot about having the knife in his right hand. As he swung his arm round he unknowingly drove the long blade in the fleshy part of his left palm clear to the bone. He had nerve enough left however, to drive to Elkhorn where a physician dress ed the ugly wound. Erik is oft dutv now and carries his arm and hand suspended in a sling. He will liur^e a mighty sore fist for many days. Dentistry. F. M. Hnut, of Williams & Hunt, Atlantic, Dentists, will be at Exii I each day in the week except Monday Office in Iiidgley Block. To Cure A Cold While You Sleep. Take "Weeks' Break-Up-A-Cold Tablets." No Cu, No Pay. Price 25e Chas. W. Houston, Exira: Sole Agent New President of Fayette University. FAYETTE, la., May 12.—At a special meeting of the trustees of the upper Iowa university of this place, held Tuesday, Dr. Guy P. Benton of Bald win university, Kansas, was elected to succeed Dr. Bissell, whose resignation was handed to the board some time ago. PROVERB ADVERS1SING. New and attractive Style Adopted by a well known Firm. Aptness in quotation is often more efl'ective than brilliant originality And when quotations are used in*a new and original manner as they are now used in the new advertisements ol' I. Hood & Co., proprietors of the well known medicine, Hood's Sarsa parilla, they are especially striking, Readers of newspaper must have no ticed in the past few weeks the pro verb advertisements" adopted by this firm. The heading of each advertise ment consists of a familiar quotation— a proverb, old saying, wise saw, or couplet—as" Better Be Wise than Rich and from this the argument leads up the wisdom of keeping the blood pure with Hood's Sarsaparilla. We can say on general principles, that anything which attracts the attention of people to Hood's Sarsaparilla is to be commended. This medicine has stood the test of time and trial and has canstantly maintained its place on top." Its record of cures is unap' proached by any other preparation and its sales are enormous. A feature of the new style of adver tising is the short, solid, condensed testimonials which appear in each ad vertisement. The diseases cured by Hood's Sarsaparilla are many because this medicine makes rich, pure blood, and it is well known that a vast pro portion of the disease aud suffering In the world is due to impure blood. It needs no argument to prove this to anyone who understands the impor tance and functions of the blood. While the new Hood's Sarsaparilla advertisements are attractive, interest ing and instruuetive, they are sure to be the means of doing incalculable good by turning the attention of the people to a medicine that possesses genuine merit. As the new advertise ments say, Hoods Sarsaparilla never dissappoints. It cures when all others fail. Webster's I International Dictionary Successor of the Unabridged" The One Great Standard Authority, So writes Hon. ]. J. lirewer, •••a *•••. .• 1 •Justice U. S. Supreme Court. Standard of the T\ S. Gov't Printing Oftlee,the U.S. Supreme Court, nil the Stale Su preme Co urta.aiul of near ly Jill the SchoolbooKs. Warmly Commended by State Superintendents of Schools, College l'resi dents.nmlotherEuucMurs almost without number. Invaluable in the household, sunl to the teacher, scholar, pi" tessionnl man, ami sell etluca or. W*Speeimen pages sent on application to fi.& C. Merriam Co., Publishers, Springfield, Mass. CAirnox. Do not be deceived in I ———-buying: small so-called "Webster's Dictionaries." All authentic abridgments of Webster's International J'Hetion ary in the various sizes bear our trade-mark on the front cover as shown in the cuts. ACADEMIC If Grip threatens use Dr. Miles' Nervine. *.- .• .•.• .• Blackberries, 2-pound can for 10c. 8 cans tor 2oc Peas, 2-pound can for 10c. 3 cans for 2oc Package Coffee, Lion or Mc Laughlin's 12c 1-gal. Glass Oil Can.. 19c 1-gal. Iron Oil Can 19c 26 sticks Gum 5c German Sweet Chocolate 8c Apple, Peach or Plum Butter quart cans line goods—no humbug _l0c Excellent family White Fish, 10 pounds for __4Sc Bleached Linen Damask, per yard 35c Ladies' Ribbed Vests ..10c Children's Tan and Black Hose 10c Ladies' tan and black Hose. .10c These goods are fast colors. '.V Weather Report. Des Moines, Iowa, May 16, '99. There was more than the usual amount of cool and cloudy weather during the past week, and the week closed with a heavy storm which brought excessive moisture in portions of the central and southern sections. Iowa City reported 4.36 inches for the seven days ending Monday A. m., and Cedar Rapids 2.01 inches, which will cause some delay in field work. Money always cheerfully refunded at Conditions were generally favorable however, during most of the week and the time has been well improved in plowing and planting operations In all districts considerable progress has been made in planting corn with the soil in good tilth. This work is probably more advanced in the north ern and central districts than in the southeastern part of the state, where there lias been an excess of moisture. Spring wheat, oats and barley have made line advancement, and the week has been very favorable for grass. But little damage resulted from frost on the 18th. Fruit trees, vines and ber ries that escaped destruction during the winter give promise of good crops! Sick Headaches, The curse of overworked womankind are quickly aud surely curerl by Karl's Clover Root lea, the great blood purifier and tissue builder. Money refunded if not satisfactorv. Price 25c and 50c. C. W. Houston. Crevelingsl New Store All our goods are new and fresh. We have no shelf-worn goods tied up in packages to deceive the people with, at prices that are dear at half the mon ey they are sold for. Groceries Groceries A complete new stock to look at. investigation will convince yon. MONKEY BRAND COFFEES We have never seen their equal at the extreme ly low price Rio Santos and Rio Fancy Rio Java and Mocha Our shoes are from one of the best known retail houses in Iowa and our prices and styles must be right if quan tity of goods sold indicates anything. GET OUR PRICES Remember we are giving 3 per cent. of all our cash sale to the churches of f§i Gray, Iowa. We will buy your Eggs, fp Butter, Beans, Poultry, Etc. CREVELING'S NEW STORE •, An ... 15c ...20c .. -25c ...30c riany Fancy Fresh Goods we could quote, but haven't the space. Dry Goods! Dry Goods! Men's Fancy Percale Shirts, 1 pair cuff's, and 2 collars..98c Men's Cottonade Pants, pair.oOc Men's blue and white check ed Jumpers 30c HAMMOCKS, with pillow, 551.10, $1.25, $1.50, $2.00 Shoes Shoes Shoes GRAY, IOWA. 1 No! it is not claimed that Foley's Honey and Tar will cure CONSUMPTION or ASTHMA in ad vanced stages, it holds out no such false hopes, but DOES truthfully claim to always give comfort and relief in the very worst cases and in the early stages to effect a cure. FOR SALE BY W. A. HflMLER, DRUGGIST. Gray News* W. J. Lancelot was a Ross caller Friday. Mrs. Everett Smith was a Manning visitor Friday. J. J. Kittell arrived home Friday for a short stay. H. B. Shelley is still carpentering on the Rutz residence. Henry Brunnier, ot Manning, was on our streets Tuesday. No Sunday services were held be canse of inclement weather. John Campbell was an Audubon visitor Saturday and Sunday. Gene Culver, the Audubon mill man, was in our city Tuesday. Miss Grace Creveling was visiting her brother T. B. of this city last week. The new house of Addison Settle meier, east of here is now nearing completion. M. J. Goodnow and family visited with relatives at Hamlin Saturday aud Sunday. Quite a number of our game-loving citizens attended the ball game at Audubon Saturday. Ilenry Mohr and wife departed Saturday for a visit with a brother aud family at Defiance. A. F. Greenwaldt, ot Audubon, was visiting with Louis Groteluschen of this city Monday last. Everett Smith hauled ice from Manning for James Foster and Ed. Ed. Mitchell Tuesday last. A gentleman from Stuart was here Monday trying to trade some prop erty for Dr. Antrim's horses. Mrs. F. C. Hepp was called to Ivirkman Saturday by a letter an nouncing the serious sickness of her mother. Prot Cunuiugham rode home Fri day on his bike which he recently purchased from a Kalamazoo, Michi gan, tirui. Geo. Gray returned from his Texas trip Friday last. He has declined the offer made to him recently for his property here. J. D. Antrim arrived Saturday lrom an extended trip. He is intend ing to sell his property here and leave as soon as possible. V. H. Lancelot is here from Line ville for his vacation visit. He will be an instructor in the Review School in this county this year. J. W. Brazelton, of the firm of Geo. M. Rittenhouse, New York, was in terviewing our creamery managers Monday, soliciting consignments of butter. Mr. I. Thompson arrived from an extended visit at Dedham where she was at the bedside of her father who is sick of paralysis. She reports Mr. Ramsay better. Charles Wilson, our depot agent was in Minnesota a greater part ot last week. A gentleman by the name of Baker attended the office during his absence. Miss Maud Rollins, of Arcadia, is here visiting her sister, Mrs. Charles Wilson. She is a deputy for the Royal Neighbors of America, a Woman's Insurance Society. Captain Hayes, of the Audubon ball team which met so ignominious defeat at the hands of the Indians, on Saturday, was in our city soliciting news for the Advocate, Tuesday. A sweet little tot from the Iowa Children's Home at Des Moines was brought here Thursday by Marion Johnson. Mr. aud Mrs. J. L. Nedrow have adopted the little one. Jas Crow will move his stock of hardware into his newly purchased store building, about the first of the week. John Needles, our gen ial barber, will move into the build ing which Mr. Crow will vacate. Jas. Foster, Sr., received a tele gram, last Monday, announcing the death of his sister, Mrs. Grant, at Reynolds, Illinois. Mr. Foster left for there immediately upon receipt of the message. Theron Creveling built a large four-foot kite Friday with a tail like the average check-rower wire. She was a beauty and sailed almost out of sight, but pshaw! That's a simple trick. Now Theron try one ot the tailless variety, such as scientific kite flyers use, just for a change. Thousands Have Kidney Trouble And Don't Know It! There is a disease prevailing in this country most dangeioua becauso so deceptive. Many sudden deaths are caused by it,—heartllisoaso pnoumodia, heart failure or apoplexy are often the result of kidney disease. If kidney troub le is allowed to advance the kidney poison iu the blood is liable to attack the vital organs, or the kidneys themselves break down aud waste away cell by cell. Then the richness of the blood—the albumen—leaks out and the sufferer has bright's disease, the worst form of kidney trouble. Kidney trouble can bo select ed although it be slow and deceptiue. First by analysis of the urine, second, by the Bimple test of setting the urine aside in a glass or bot tle for twenty-four hours, when a cloudy or brick dust settling indicates it. It was for just such troubles that in His infi ntte power and goodness the Great Physician caused Swamp-Root to grow for the benefit of mankind, leaving it for His servant. Dr. Kil mer, the great kidney and bladder specialist to discover aud tull it to the world. Its wonder ful efficacy iu promptly curing the most dis tressing cases is truly marvelous. You may have a sample bottle of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root the great kidnev, liver and bladder reme dy by mail free. Address Dr. Kilmer & Co, Binghampion, New York, When writing men tion this paper. Druggists in 50c and 51.00 size. Ed. Mitchell hada little experience with his mule team while out on one his meat routes last week. Becoming frightened just as he was ready to take some meat from the meat box, they started on a wild trip and were only recaptured after about a half hour's chase. Look out for a wedding iu the near future. One of our business houses has been painted in gay colors iu an ticipation of a young partner in the business. Then too the residence doors are always locked while the song "On her wedding day may be plainly heard as the happy maiden sits busily engaged in sewing at gar ments of brilliaut hue and fine tex ture. We presume if we were near a youug gentleman in an adjacent town we might hear him singing ''There's only one girl in this world for me." Bliss! Dentistry. F. M. Hunt, of Williams & Hunt,: Atlantic, Dentists, will be at Exira each day in the week except Monday.: Office in Iiidgley Block. LUMBAGO IS EASY TO GET AND JUST AS EASY TO CURE IF YOU USE St. Jacobs Oil For Sale Or Trade. A desirable Forty-Acre Tract of land with bu'ildinjrs, fruit aud water two miles from Kxira. For terms see GEORGE F. KAPP, Exira. Vetfiriiii of Mexican War Dead. OXAWA, la., May 15.—John L. Baggs, one of the old settlers of Monona coun ty, died at the residence of his daughter in Sioux township yesterday. He came to the county iu 1863 and for many years was one of the leading farmers. He was a veteran of the Mexican war. Attorney Dies in Court Room. DUBUQUE, May 13 R. W. Henry, one of the best known attorneys in tho state, died in the court room at Maquo keta during a trial yesterday. He was county attorney of Jackson county.:: Testimony had just been concluded and Mr. Henry was preparing to open the argument, when he was stricken with heart failure and died in five minutes. Give the Children a Drink Called Grain-O! It is a delicious, appetizing nourishiug food drink to take the place of coff— ce. Sold by all grocers and liked by all who have used it because when properly prepared it tastes like the finest coffee but is free from all its injurious properties. Graiu-0 aids di gestion and strengthens the nerves. It is not a stimulant but a health builder, and children as well as adults can drink it with great beDe lit. Costs about one-fourth as much as coffee. 15c aud 'Sic. HenvleHt Hail Ever Seen. CARSON, la., May 15.—About day light yesterday a very heavy hailstorm visited this place. The hailstones were the largest ever seen here. Three dif ferent stones were measured and were found to be eight aud one half inches in circumference. A fourth was meas ured and found to be 12'4 inches iu cir cumference. The damage done to all kinds of fruit is very heavy. Two Lives lllotted Out. Sioux CITY, May 15.—Information telling of the suicide of two Woodbury county people has reached Sioux City. One of those dead is Mrs. H. R. Brown of Sioux City, who hanged herself at Doon, la., while in a demented state following despondency over the death of her husband. James Skimmerhorn shot himself in the head near Correc tionville, la., because he could not at once marry Miss Yernie Kehoe. What Is Shiloh? A grand old remedy for Coughs, Colds and Consumption used through the world for half a century, has cured innumerable cases of in-, cipicnt consumption and relieved many in ad-'-' vanced stages. If you are not satisfied with the results wo will refund your monev. Price, ~5c, 50c and $1.00. C. W. Houston. 1 Child Diet* of Poison* ATLANTIC, la., May 12.—The 2-year old child of John McCounell ot this city took some medicine containing:, poison and died yesterday before medi cal aid could be procured. Emla Iu a Tie. BURLINGTON, la., May 15.—The 9 hour championship woman's bicycle race closed last night with the follow ing score: Anderson, Glaw, Lisette, each, 186 miles. Ward withdrew with a record of 185 miles and 10 laps. Iowa Populists to Meet Aug. 16* DES MOINES, May 16.—General J. B. Weaver, actiug chairman of the Peo ple's party, yesterday issued the call for tiie state convention in Des Moines, Aug. 16. An effort will be made to again fuse with the Democrats, whose convention meets thft same day. Bucklen's Arnica Salve. TIIE BEST SALVE in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns and all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Piles or 110 pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 25c per box. For sale by C. W. Houston, Exira or (J L. Bisom, at Brayton. WW!