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Mrs. Ellis Cannon went up to Exi
ra Monday. Nels Thompson was a caller in At lantic Saturday. Elbert Lewis has a two-year-old child quite sick, (his week. Sam Green is building a barn on his farm, south of Oakiield. Invgaard Birb sold a line horse to A. O. Gochanar, the first of the week. George Atkinson is among the number who are on the sick list, this week.^.V t- A F. Anderson bought a fine rid ing pony of Ike Shiry, the first of the week. Mre. Grace Clark was sick, the last of the week, but is now slightly im proved. Miss Maude Bowen was visiting this week at the Ellis Cannon home, in Oakfield. Chas. Bisoni, of I he firm of McGov ern & Bisom, was a county seat caller on Monday. Mrs. H. L. Bowen and her daught er returned from a long visit at At lantic, Monday. Jim' Hedges, of Atlantic, came up to Brayton Monday to transact some business affairs. Nick Doffing and Nick Thielen, of Exira, were visiting with friends in Brayton Sunday. Mrs. Win. Buckley and Mrs. Frank Heath called on friends in Exira, Tuesday afternoon. D. W. Powers, of Oakfield, was called to Exira, Tuesday, to transact some business affairs. Willie Jensen, living west ot town, is building a large hay barn on his already well improved farm. Workmen were busy the first of the week, repairing the bridge south of town just below the switch. The Three Smiths will start their huxter wagon, the first of next week, with Ward Smith as conductor. Rev. Wilcox isover in Shelby coun ty this week conducting services at his regular appointment there. Mrs. Warren Chase was under the •doctor's care, the last of the week, but on Tuesday she was slightly improv ed. H, C. Peterson marketed some hogs in Brayton, Tuesday, for which the buyers gave him the highest market price. ,: Mrs. Ollie Hawks went down to Atlantic, Tuesday on the noon train, and attended to business between trains.""1' Lafe Simpson went down to Atlan tic Saturday and visited over Sunday with his friends, returning home Monday. John W. Cannon, the genial clerk at the Hallock store in Oakfield, was a business caller in Atlantic, Monday eveuing. H. W. Godfreysen shipped two cars of hogs to Omaha, Tuesday evening, that he had raised ou his l'arm west of town. Frauk Freeman's billiard hall was reshingled the first of the week. John Koob and Joe Smith did the carpen ter work. Geo. Scott and Geo. Spencer, of Hamlin, visited last Thursday out at the pleasant home of B. F. Simpson and family, Mi«s Belle Hardiuan went up to Audubon, the first of the week, to visit for a time with her sister, Mrs. Pearl EH wood. On account of the absence of Rev. Wilcox Nels Sorensen preached Sun day evening to a well filled house at the Baptist church. Jack Ellis, of Atlantic, came up this week and is busy doing some painting for Lee Griffith out on his farm near Brayton. HONEST INJUN! Did you ever eat such bread as your wife makes out of It's better than the kind mother used to make, nother didn't have such flour. That's why. Por sale by JENKINS & VAIL. BRAYTON, IOWA. WANTED I will pay you highest market prices for your dead hogs delivered at my rendering plant, mile north of Oak field bridge. Remember 1 have no one soliciting orders for me traveling through the country. HIOHEST HARKtJT PRICE POR HIDES L. M. PARROTT, BRAYTON, IOWA. OnKriELD -c-DKnTTOn Opal Cannon, daughter of George Cannon, was up at Exira, Friday, and spent the day visiting with her relatives and friends. The Bendixen Company bought a large bill of spring hats, the first of the week, which will be in and on display in a few days. Mrs. Frank Basham, daughter of George Cannon, who resides at Exira, came down, Sunday, and spent the day with her relatives. Charlie Scharff marketed a load of hogs in Brayton, Tuesday, and on the road to town one of the largest ones was overcome with the heat. Mrs. Maggie Sykes' aunt, Mrs. Woodson, visited with her the first of the week. The lady was on the road to her new home in Oklahoma. George Hoegh bought a fine lot of wall paper at the drug store the first of the week and in a few days artist J. E. Lewis will hang it for him. For good oak fence posts, farm ma chinery, furniture, windmills, har rows, plows, wagons, discs, cultiva ors, call oi JOHNSON & THOMPSON. Rose Hawk, at the hotel, went up to Exira, Saturday, and visited a short time with her parents, return ing to Brayton again Sunday evening. Mrs. Bouelware, mother ot Mrs. George McGuire, departed for Gran ite, Oklahoma, Thursday, where she intends to remain and build up a new home. Si Clark went down to Atlantic, Sunday, to witness the closing exer cises of the Sunday meeting at the tabernacle. He returned home Mon day evening. Chas. Sykes and Jake Gwilliams are busy digging a well out on the Miss Blanche Noon farm, now occupied by the thrifty and prosperous farmer Bird Benson. Tic McGovern went down to At lantic, Saturday, to attend to some business affairs and 011 Sunday Sam Pearson drove down and brought Tic home with him. Miss Ida Copely returned from a business trip up at Exira, Tuesday noon. Miss Ida will teach a school in Oakfield township, this spring, out west of Brayton. Wm. Onken has just lihished one of the finest chicken houses in this part of the county and for convenience, light and room it is hard to find one that will equal it. Del Heath departed for South Dako ta, Tuesday evening, to look after laud. He goes up along the Jim riv er valley, where some of the'best land in that state is located. "W. S. Oretwny is trouDiea tms weeu with quite a severe attack ot rheuma tism and is confined to his house, which is very disagreeable during these pleasant spring days. The Franklin, Davis Hardware Company received, the first of the week, a big invoice of hardware. This firm is doing an immense business and receives new goods almost daily. At the monthly business meeting of the Oakfield creamery the last of the week they decided to put in a new boiler as the old has become de fective and is not considered safe. Carrara the paint without lead just received a large invoice of paint at the Green Bay Lumber Company. See us before 011 do your painting. NKI,S SOKKNSKN, Manager. The child of Mr. and Mrs. George McGuire, who was so near death's door, last week, is now rapidly recov ering and in a few days the little one will be back again to its usual good health. A. Kleuver intends building a big barn sometime this spring which will be a very good thing as hardly a farm today is without a big red barn, for which this country is becoming quite famous. Mrs. Bird Benson and son Earl and Miss Mary Cotton were visitors out at the G. W. Wilson home, in Audu bon township, two days the first of the week, where they passed a most enjoyable time. George Freeman was up to Exira, last Saturday, attending to business affairs and while there he went down on north Park street and had a good visit with his relatives, at the Will Woodward home. M. C. Thompson and wife who re side northwest of Brayton were made happy the last ot the week over the arrival of a big boy that came to their home to claim their care and atten tion in its infant days. G. M. Hamill, of Atlantic, repre senting the McCloud, Love Commis sion firm, at South Omaha, was in Brayton, Tuesday, talking to the va rious buyers the advantages derived by shipping to his lirm. Bird Benson, who tills the Mrs. John Noon farm, south of Oakfield, was up to the Exira flouring mill with a grist, last Monday, and while ha had to wait came up town and whiled away a few moments with his friends. Notice. Having sold my stock of general merchandise, I desire all those know ing themselves indebted to me to call at once and Bettle either by cash or bankable note. -. v. C. A. HBATH. J. E. Lewis intends moving into the Kirk Merrick house this week where he and his newly wedded wife will be at home to their many friends in this vicinity. Ed will work at painting and paper hanging in Bray ton this year. A. T. Buford, who recently moved here from Stuart, was down in the woods near the Dong Hamlin saw mill, Tuesday, and discovered a swarm of bees in a tree which he cut and se cured, besides a fine swarm ol bees, a quantity of honey. Jenkins & Vail had their huckster wagon fixed up by W. H. Pearson, Monday, paintiug it a bright red col or. Wednesday morning Neis Boose hitched onto it for the first time this season and started out to exchange merchandise for butter and eggs. Elmer Heath departed for Lucas county, Missouri, last week on Wed nesday and the first off this week hiR wife and children followed him to their new home where they will find new neighbors and friends, but they will always remember the man}* kind friends here. John Jenkins will soon begin the erection of a mammoth barn 011 his place in the west part of Brayton. This building will be 2(5x80 with 24 ft. posts and IS foot sheds will enclose it on three pides to shelter his stock during bad weather and it also serves as a place to feed. Workmen will begin moving, the John Lorah school house, sometime this week, from the place where to now stands to a site one-halt mile south of the Horace Barllett farm. Joe Chase, the house mover f.om up at Exira, was down, Monday, and took the contract to do the job. Clara May Spry, youngest daught er of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Spry, died March 17th, aged one year, two months and one day. After appropriate funer al services she was laid quietly to rest in the Bowen cemetery. Thus another jewel has passed to the better laud and the little arm chair is vacant in the mother's room. D. W. Powers, who has the con tract for the county road work, in tends to begin operations the first of next week. Mr. Powers has been do ing this work for several years past and during this time he has made some very much needed improvements on the roads of this county. lie begins work this year out in Douglas town ship. The schools at Oakfield and Bray ton began their spring term, on last Monday morning. At Brayton the school is uuder the charge of Miss Lucile Connrardy, of Exira, one of the very best primary teachers in the county. Over at Oakfield the High School room is under the supervision of Moses Briukerhoff, son of the late Professor W. H. Brinkerhoff, who resided at Oakfield for several years, and Moses now teaches in the very room where, he received the early training to fit him for the place. Miss Clara Ordway teaches in the primary room. at. The Academv.aud her vear? ot experience in the school room tell in stronger terms of her worth than our feeble pen cau portray. We pre dict a successful year's work for these schools. Easter program to be given by the Brayton Sunday School, ou Sunday evening March 30, 1902. Exercises to begin at half past seven o'clock: Voluntary. Sonp, Now O'or all tlio Glad Earth Break ing I lioir Prayer. Bible Heading. Sonp, Floo Away Ye Shades of Night Choir Recitation, Tbc Cliildron's Part... Pluma Freeman Class Exereiso, The Little Uardoners Class Number Ono Recitation, liaster Vivian Bartlott Recitation, The Lilio's Sermon...Jens Clements Recitation, Here Wo Koep the Eastor Day.. Ethel \V ilcox Class Exercise, The Children's Savior Eight Little Girls Rocitat 1011. Easter Promises ...Gladys Chamberlain Song, Sweotly Comes the Easter DawniDg... Announcements. Doxology. BENEDICTION.: Choir Biblo Reading. Rocitatiou, My Garden Mae Hardwick Class Exerciso, 4n Easter Lesson Class Number Two SODK, Crowned in Glory Choir Recitation, Talking in Their Sleep Lottie Chamberlain Recitation, The Robin's Mistake Garner Bartlott Rccitation, Supposing Him to be the Gard onor Chas. Hockenberry Song, Keeping Eastor Class Numbor Two Rocitation, Easter Flowers Zophyr Smith Instrumental Music. Bessie Ide Class Exorcise, The Master's Word Fulfilled Class Number Two Song, Nearer My God toThoo...Male Quartette Recitation, Easter Lilies Belle Hardman Biblo Reading. Song, Alleluia to the Lord Choir Class Exorcise, The Life of the World Five Girls Remarks. Easter Offoring. Song, Oh, Blossod Hope Choir Notice. Having purchased the C. A. Heath stock of general merchandise we will be pleased to wait on all the old cus tomers of this storeand will promise to treat yoii right. Yours for trade BENDIXEN COMI-ANV. Still Looking. Aunt Hannah—When I was here two years ago, Hulda was looking for a husband. She Is married now.1 Uncle George—Yes, but hlie is still looking for him—that is to say, a good deal of the time.—Boston Transcript. A Printer Qreatly Surprised. "I never was so much surprised in my life as I was with the results of using Chamberlain's Pain Balm," says Henry T. Crook, pressman of the Asheville, N. C., Gazette. "I contract ed a severe case of rheumatism last winter by getting ray feet wet. I tried several things for it without benefit. One day while looking over the Ga zette, I noticed that Pain Balm was positively guaranteed to cure rheuma tism, so bought a bottle of it and before using two-thirds of it my rheu matism haa taken its flight and I have not had a rheumatic pain since." Bold by W. A. Hamler, druggiat. Nil [Original.] It has been said of one of the old Dutch governors of New York that a Yankee—the Dutch always hated and distrusted the Yankees—one evening di rected liis attention to a silver crescent in the sky, remarking that it indicated bad weather. The governor looked up at the heavens, then eyed the Yankee Buspiciously and said knowingly: "That iss a ferry goot representation of the moon." In the town of Albany, about the middle of the seventeenth century, Dietrich Ten Eycke had a dispute with one Killien van Giesbeck, after which Van Giesbeck disappeared. Ten Eycke was arrested for murder, and, not over confident 111 the legal attainments of his Dutch brethren, be engaged for counsel a Yankee lawyer who had re cently come to town. "I'll take your case," said the Yankee, "provided you consent beforehand to everything I may do." The Dutchman agreed, and the case came to trial. The Yankee, well ac quainted with the obstinacy of the Dutch jurymen, instead of trying to prove his client's innocence made as bad a defense as possible, at last break ing down and begging the court to be merciful. His client was convlctcd and sentenced to be hanged on Friday, Nov. 18, which would come round in about a month. The case being settled, the prisoner was taken back to jail to await the end. The next morning the town clock astonished the good burghers by strik ing the hour of noon an hour later than the day before. Those of the Dutch men who had timepieces of their own, thinking that they were in error, set the hands back an hour. On the sec ond day the clock was forty minutes slow, and the timepieces were moved back by the same amount. This went on for several days, when the matter began to attract attention. The burgh ers stood around the clock, wondering at the strange action of their time pieces, when the Yankee lawyer came by and averred that the clock had gone wrong. This settled the matter, and the timepieces were all set back as usual. The day before the time set for the execution the Yankee applied to the judge for a "stay" on the ground that the legal day for the hanging had pass ed. He produced an affidavit of Frau Ten Eycke that she had set back the hands of the town clock twenty-four hours, thus losing, he claimed, one day. The judge sat up all night deliberat ing whether or no a day had been thus lost At midnight, not having reached any conclusion, he assembled the twelve jurymen who had convicted Ten Eycke and propounded the prob lem. Some argued that the sun had risen and set as usual notwithstand ing the loss of the clock, and there had been no loss others declared that the clock was their only calendar, and, the hands having been turned back twen ry-rotir noursr one- ciay Iiaa supped Dy without their knowing it. At daylight a vote was taken which resulted in a tie. The judge, being much perplexed what to do, granted a stay for forty eiglit hours. The next day the jurymen got to gether in the wineshop of the town, lighted their clay pipes and consulted what to do about the matter of Die trich Ten Eycke. After smoking sev en hours and consuming as many kegs of beer, during which they vainly en deavored to solve the knotty problem whether the loss of an hour a day for twenty-four days would cause the loss of a day, they were still unnble to reach a conclusion. They would probably have discussed the matter without coming to a decision as long as they lived had not the Yankee come into the presence of these doughty citizens with the person of the murdered man him self. There stood Killien van Gies beck, and there beside him stood the Yankee. The burghers looked from one to the other, first in stupefaction, then with an intelligence superior to any Yankee or any Yankee trick. "Tell 'em where you have been," said the lawyer. "After pelts." Then arose the patroon in his dig nity and, eying the Yankee severely, said: "This man is not Killien van Gies beck. He may be his brother, but he is not Killien. Killien is dead, and Die trich killed him. A great thought has come to me. What say you, neighbors shall we not try the case over, convict the prisoner again and"— "Hang him for killing a man who went for pelts and is now here?" thp Yankee put in. As much as they detested the Yankee, there was no answering the argument. But every Dutchman sat scowling and fiercely smoking till so dense was the cloud that neither the Yankee nor Killien could be distinguished. The Yankee, feeling that he had gone too far for his own safety, was about to withdraw under cover of the tobacco smoke when the patroon stepped to the door behind him, locked it and put the key in ills breeches pocket. "Neighbors," he said, "this Yankee has insulted us by producing this man as Killien van Giesbeck, who has been murdered. By such a nefarious course he has broken the laws of Albany. Let ns settle this case by trying him for being accessory to the murder after the fact."' The Yankee was arrested and lodged In jail. The next day he was tried be fore the burghers, and, though he brought ample proof that the man he produced was Killien van Giesbeck, the Yankee was convicted and hanged. This is the only recorded case in the history of New Netherlands where a Dutchman got ahead of a Yankee. EDWIN CLARK. "Tut, tut, ORCHARD AND GARDEN. Onions may be. readily transplanted if growing too thick. Weeds should not be allowed to grow or crusts to form around young fruit trees. Do not buy- any kind of fruit trees or plants simply because they are cheap. With all transplanting it is important to see that the soil is well filled in around the roots. Prune spurs to one developed bud, for the nearer the old wood the higher flavored tlie fruit. A weak solution of poultry droppings is a wonderful stimulant of plant growth. It may be used weekly with good effect. Only well rotted manure should be applied around the grapevines. Fresh manure excites the growth, but does not mature it. Quince trees should be mulched as a protection against extreme heat and cold, as the roots are small and usually near the surface. In selecting trees to grow as a wind break it is quite an item to have them of a close growing habit and of as near ly perpetual foliage as possible. Plant a double row. How High Can a Balloon Rinet The altitude that may be attained by a ballcon depends, first, upon its size secondly, upon the filling of gas, and, thirdly, upon the weight being SS'JBiK'1cubic says the One may say it was a happy chance that the Royal Meteorological institute of Berlin was provided with a balloon of the unusual dimensions of 300,000 cubic feet. The German emperor fur nished £500 for making experiments with it, and the Meteorological insti tute decided to 11: i- use of this op portunity for stud.\ nig the highest re gions of atmosphere.—Harper's Muga- Man Who KnotoSt 'Fetch me no nameless biscuit Wrapped in brown paper. I know Uneeda Biscuit r^l 36 S Daily Papers for $1.50 Snugly kept in the wondrous packet that preserves the toothsome flavor and the crisp fresh ness withal." ,A JuHUwu nrrlinnI'V 43,000 feet, carrying the smallest weight—that is, one ierson—when tilled with illuminating gas may reach 20,000 feet, but when filled with hydrogen 27,000 feet. In order to ascend higher we first of all need a bigger balloon. Less Than Haifa Cent a Day The Des Moines DAILY NEWS bu added a large Sunday edition to its sue week-day issues, and Is now published 365 days in the year, the other Des Moines dailies having but 312 issues. The Sunday edition is a magiuficeut paper, lavishly il lustrated with beautiful half-tone pictures and teeming with readable news and lit erary features of interest to every member of tue family. The subscription price «f the DAILY NEWS, including the Sunday edi tion, is $1.50 A YEAll. $1.00 FOR 8 MONTHS. 80c FOR 6 MONTHS. 50c FOR 3 MONTHS. 25c FOR 1 MONTH. Terms, cash advance and every paper stopped when the time is out. (No other Iowa daily does this.) The DAILY NEWS is the lowest-priced daily 111 the world. It gives the full leased-wire dispatches, daily market reports by wire, latest news of con gress and the Iowa legislature, and all the news of all the world coudeused for the busy reader. The new century is crowded with thrilling events. Read a daily paper and keep step with the world's progress. Address THE NEWS, Des Moines, Iowa. Good Rigs at Reasonable Rates A COOL RECEPTION. It Win Sof Surprising, Though, la View ot the Explanation. Letters of introduction are not inva riably serviceable. For one reason, they may be too frank. Harry Furnisa in his "Confessions of a Caricaturist" says that when a brother artist was setting forth on his travels in foreign climes he was provided with a letter of introduction to a certain British consul. The writer of the letter inclosed it in one to the artist, saying that he would find the consul a most arrant snob, a bumptious, arrogant humbug, a cad to the backbone. Still, he would probably offer some courtesies to any one who had a good social standing and thus compensate the traveler for having to come in contact with such nn insufferable vulgarian. On the return of the a'rtist to Eng land the writer of the letter asked how he had fared with the consul. "Well, my dear fellow," drawled the artist, ''he did not receive me very warmly, and he did not ask me to din ner. In fact, he struck iue as being rather cool." "Well, you do surprise me," rejoined his friend. "He's a cad, as I told yoa in my letter, but he's very hospitable, and I really can't understand tills state of things. You gave him my letter of introduction?" "Why, I thought so but, do you know, on my journey home I discov ered it in my pocketbook. So I must toffe'HHi/iffyfii!1'111 instead vour, note The explanation was quite adequate. Misinterpreted. A Presbyterian minister said at a meeting of the Chicago presbytery that the book of discipline of the church is "the worst book ever published," re ferring apparently to errors and am biguities. "That's right," responded a voice from the rear of the room, but when a gray haired brother arose to protest a wave ol' laughter swept through the as sembly and ended the incident. NEBRASKA FIRMING PAYS To the farmer and stock raiser Ne braska affords unlimited opportunities. Statistics prove that in the more settled sections diversified farming is a success, and consequently farm land values are high, but there aro vast areas of good land in the northern, central, and western portions of the state along the line of the F., E. & M. V. R. R. that can be purchased at reasonable prices. You Are Looking For a Home We have reliable real estate men on our list who will gladly place their best propositions before you if we send your name. We Sell Homesoekers' Tickets and agents of connecting lines sell for us. Park Livery Barn, Perhaps You Want Grazing Lands We have the same facilities for plac ing the best before you. Write for pamphlets, map folders, and further information. J. H. GABLE, I. R. BUCHANAN, Trav. Pass. Agt., Gen. Pass. Agt., F.E.&M.V.R.R. F.E.&M.V.R.R. VIC CEARHEART, Proprietor. 'Bus to and from all trains. First-Class Horses always furnished. Demso.i, Iowa. Omaha, Nelt. First Class Conveyances cn Short Notice. Exira. Iowa.