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ii r* •"ig ^.' Oakfield and Lake Ulrich visited in Audubon over Saturday. Asa llorton was an Exira business vifitor Friday. Mrs. Miller was an Atlautic shopper Monday. Sidney Nelson made a business call in Exira Monday. S. B. Green aud wile were Audu bon visitors Saturday. D. W. Powers of Oakfield transac ted bunness in Exira. Miss Mamie Essington did some shopping in Exira Friday. J. C. Ilardman was a business visi tor in Audubon Saturday. Isaac Shirey of Oakfield transacted business in Exira Saturday. Born Sunday last to Mr. and Mrs George Leauder a liue big girl. Fred Nelson was attending to busi ness affairs in Audubon Monday. Teter (Jliristensen's family north of Bray ton are undergoing a siege of the mumps. Miss Nora Stonekiug of Atlantic visited friends here and at Oakfield last week. Misa Sena Lai-sen of Marne is visit ing her parents, Nis Larsen and wife this week. L. P. Rasmussen went to Des Moines on business Saturday, re turning Monday. S. A. Campbell of Exira was call ing on his relatives, Frank Heath and wite, Saturday. Tuesday evening the Woodmen initiated anew man into the mys teries of that order. N. P. and Willie Hoegh, George Arnold and H. D. Hansen were county seat callers on Tuesday. Mrs. S. It. Nelson and three child ren visited in Exira Saturday with her sister Mrs. T. M. Ilasmussen. Mr. and Mrs. McGovern atd daughter started Monday for Den rer, Colorado, where they will re main during the summer if not longer. RoEcoe Smith recently helped move a relative to Adair and took quite sick but was able to be brot home Saturday his father I^a-c going there after him. Jesse Audersou's new house is now ready for the plasterers and after they are through it wont be long until they are once again at home to their numerous friends. James Thompson and Olla Cousins went to Audubon Tuesday ot la9t week and were quietly married by consent of their papas. They are an estimable young couple who no doubt will make their way in the w»rld. They have our sincere con gratulations. Thanks Mr. Je se Ander-un extai ds his sincere thanks to his friends and neighbors who contributed so liber ally to his relief afier the lire which •destroyed his residence and house hold goods. CMVt eiNNcrr. pirtNMfQMft Braytorv Arthnr Cannon is sick with tonsi litis. Mr. Beers is still ill with rheuma tic trouble. Mrs. Pearson will move hack to Oakfield the first of May. Lawrance Nelson is suffering with a severe attack of La Grippe. McGovern & Co. shipped .'5 cars at hogs to market the past week. Rev. Edwards and family are now residents ot Brayton arriving Mon day. Miss Lola Parrott is teaching in the Horton district commencing on Monday. Mrs. Eversole of Oaktield was call ed to Omaha Saturday by the illness of a relative. Mrs. Nora Baars returned to Atlan tic last week after visitiag relatives near Oakfield. Mits Esther Sorenson of Irwiu ar rived here Tuesday on a visit witn former triends. The Misses Esther and Nora Lar sen are at Friend Nebraska visiting an aunt for a short time. Miss Clara Bendixen has returned to her home in South Omaha after a pleasant visit here and near Lorah. J. C. Kelly, wife aud children are all ill with the grip, the former be ing unable to go out on Rt, I as car rier. Dick Powers aud Percy Freeman returned Sunday trom Elk Horn where they have been lathing a building. J. W. CaDnon is in the stock yard oflice now during the enforced ab sence ot Mr. Essington at his home with a broken leg. II. M. Bartlett is confined to his home southwest ot town on account of a kick from a horse just above the knee, received Saturday evening. The following business was tran facted at the depot during March. Carloads forwarded: Hogs 11, Cattle 0, Corn 3 and 1 car each of whea', cement blocks and house ho'd goods. Carloads received, Lumber, |hay and sana 2 cars each, and 1 car each of live stock, Hour and feed, autos, tile and coal. Ticket sales—$20t 22 Bad Accident Last Monday morning as Mr. J. T. Essingtou and T. J. McGovern were driving into town, in makinga short turn in the road the htiggy over turned, spilling both the occupants oil the ground. As they fell Mr. McGovern got hold of one of the lines preventing the horse from runnirg oil'. Mr. Essington had his head bruised and face scratched and the arge bone of the 1-g' broken just above the ankle be-ules breaking the head of the smaller bone and par tially dislocating the ankle bones making a bad break.-' Dr. Koob set the bor.es and Mr. Essington is rest ing in comforiably as can be ex pected for a man of his years and all hope ho will speedily recover a"d resume his place in the llice of the stock buyers' oo:np\:y of which he is a member. Don't Believe All You Hear -nullum Hfi The liap up in the picture there believed when he heard the "Honk! Honk!" of an old gander behind him that he was about to be smashed in the back by an automobile from the Brayton Automobile Com pany. The result spelled disaster to his pail of milk. And so, if anybody happens to tell you that they can give you as good lumber bargains as we can, you .just look around before believing that. Get our prices and see our Btook and be convinced that there's only one really right place to buy eoonomically, and that place is here. Brayton Cumber Co. We have 94 Shareholders. J'*/ i-m 1 row iD.'Tijr-iii The Freak of a Railroad Engineer The following narrative relates to the freak of an old railroad engineer, while in a condition of somnamhula tion. The facts were told to the writer by a person living in the sec tion where the incident occurred. Jack King is now long since dead, but many of the early travelers by the road on which he was employed for at least 20 years still remember him. He was what may be called a born engi neer. He delighted in all kinds of machinery,and especially a locomotive. "It's a pretty thing," ho used to say, "a thing of life, indeed. Look at the wheels and valves—look at every thing, and see how strong and power ful it is, and yet it all works as smoothly as a watch." One day, however, Jack was per manently disabled by heing run over. He was standing on a side-track, when a locomotive, in passing, got off the rails and struck him. He tried to jump up, as if nothing had happened, but could not. Borne spectators picked him up, and it was found that one of his legs was badly crushed. Great was the sorrow of all the railroad people, and especially of Jack himself. He sobbed like a child when he heard that an amputation must take place. "I don't mind my leg," he said, "but I'm done for. A man without a leg, or with a wooden leg, can't bo an en gineer. My hist trip on the locomo tive is made, and now I don't care how soon I make the one over the river of death." But old Jack recovered, and was as good as new, except that he had lost his right leg. The company in his case had shown that a corporation may have some feeling, for every pro vision for his comfort during sickness had been made. He was also presented with an artificial leg. When he had fully recovered he was informed that he would be retained during life as one of the first-class engineers of the company to act as a superintendent in one of the repairing shops. Jack expressed himself as grateful, but also remarked, as was reported to the pres ident: "I'd rather be spinning up and down the road on my old engine than to be the president in his fine office. Bflt I must submit to fate. It's kind, any way, in the company to let me live and die among the pretty things." Old Jack frcnu that time lived in a house near the track and his shop. A year or two passed, and he began to fail in health. His former cheerful ness and love of a joke had gone from him hut he attended faithfully to all his duties. After a while it was re ported that he frequently had strange fits of sleep-walking. One night a locomotive was stand ing on the track near the door of Jack's house waiting to take out a late train. It was in the summer, and there was bright moonlight. The en gineer and fireman were on the track for a moment, when their attention was attracted by the appearance of lack King in his doorway. "Why, Jack King is up late to night," said the engine:r. "Perhaps he's sleep-walking," re turned the fireman. As I hey both looked toward Jack they saw him walk down a little path, open a gate, and come out on the hack. It was only a i'ew steps to reach the Waiting locomotive, and ho directed his way on the side of it op posite where the men were standing. "l!y Jove, he's surely asleep!" cried the engineer. "It almost as stiauge as to see a ghost," said the fireman. "lie's in danger of being run down, too." At this moment, the somnambulist mounted clumsily upon the locomo tive. In another his hand was on the throttle-valve, and the engine shot nniekly up the track. As it stalled, a long whistle was also given. ••Heavens and earth!" exclaimed the engineer, as he found himself on the track, with his engine rushing away from him. "Do you think a man's asleep to run off with a locomotive?" asked the as tonished fireman. ".lack would not have done it other wise. He is not one to play any such trick on his old chums. Heaven only knows how it will end." A crowd soon gathered. Great was the surprise and alarm when the truth id' tlie case became known. Mean while, the locomotive, directed by the hand of the sleeping engineer, was driving up the road at the rate of at least 50 miles an hour. Fortunately, just then the track was clear for llie train which was soon to go out, .Jack stood up erect and proud in his old place, and not a muscle quivered as he rushed onward. Sometimes lie checked up, and then awaking the echoes of forest and valley with his shrill, long whistle, he dashed forward at greater speed than ever. He next stopped entirely, and then started back at great speed. The crowd final ly heard him coming. Kvcry prepara tion was made to avoid danger. Switches were looked to and every thing was placed to give him a clear track. On came the locomotive with the regular signals for breaking up on approaching a depot. The crowd were awed into a painful silnece as they thought that all this was being done by a man asleep. Reaching the depot, the locomotive stopped, and a rush was made for it. On the floor was found .lack, not asleep, but dead. He seemed to have fallen on the instant that the locomotive stopped, and his last action was to adjust the machin ery so that the engine would come to a halt. mmsamm ^Se^N-v.""^ RETAIN LONGING FOR ROMANCE. Frequent Cause of Tragedy in the Lif* of a Woman. It Is because women are always striving to keep love at some emo tional height, while men, after a few yeais of marriage, are quite content to let romance die out and settle down to a placid, comfortable, humdrum ex istence, writes Mildred Herbert Urner in the Red Book. How often does one see a woman past her first youth, and yet with her, insatiable longing for romance still strong within her, striving with all her arts and wiles to make of her stolid, prosaic, middle-aged husband an ar dent, romantic lover. Usually the man is blandly unconscious of her efforts or at most mildly wonders why Mary alter all these ^ears, could not take his love for granted and not insist on being coraiantly told of 1t. And there lies the tragedy of most women's lives. They want to be told— constantly, repeatedly told that they are loved. They can never be recon ciled to taking it for granted. However laithful and devoted they may know their husbands are at heart, they want it in words. They want, through all their married life, all the little love phrases and tender attentions of their honeymoons. And not one woman in ten thousand gets them! Vet with what pitiful persistency they keep on wanting! LAST OF THE MEDICINE MEN. Hut-cho-nu-pah Had Long Been a Power Among the Indians. Hut-cho-nu-pah, last of the medicine men, died last month in the Snake hills of the Creek nation. He was 95 years old. For half a century he had been one of the most turbulent spirits in Oklahoma. Hut-cho-nu-pah led the last rebellion of the Creeks in 1S90. His faction was subdued by the Creeks themselves be fore the United Siates troops got there. In a battle Hut-cho-nu-pah's band was annihilated and he wTas con demned to death. But so great was the awe in which the old medicine man was held that no one could be found to be his execu tioner. With his adherents dead and himself imprisoned, his influence was so potent that he compelled the elec tion of a friend as chief and was par doned. The medicine man fought for the northern forces during the civil war. He always asserted that he was under the special protection of the Supreme Being.—Indian's Friend. Modern Pekin is Progressive. Changes in l'ekin are striking: Mac adamized roads, improved drainage, streets kept clean, side stalls re moved into markets, traffic handled by uniformed trained police, modern pub lic buildings, electric light, carriages and broughams in place of chairs or carts, improved schools with students in uniform, female education, public reading rooms and lecture halls, an intercourse with foreigners never be fore known, daily newspapers with tropical illustrations, zoological and botanical gardens, and a crusade against opium. Pekin, exclusive of its unimportant suburbs, has a population of 01)3,044 persons, represented hv 12S.00S fam ilies. The children number 17o,2tit. one-half of whom are of school nge. The city has ltiii schools for boys and IT for girl- with a staff of 1 200 men teachers aad 100 women teachers. The average daily attendance is 10.2S2 boys and 771 girls. Reports Seeing Leprechaun. A real live Leprechaun, one of the lit'le folk, is reported to lave made his appearance at Newport. Tipper ary. where people are credulous. A well-known resident of the district, whilst on his way home with a creel of peat, was startled at the appearance of a diminutive man. lie was dressed in tightly-fitting pants, coat of brown, white shoes, grey stockings, and a brown cap, set off by a red tassel. Ap parently years are telling even on the Leprechaun, for he walked with a limp. The gent Ionian who saw the niannikin was so anxious to capture him that he forgot that to lose sight of him even for an instant is fatal to one's chances of getting the pot of fairy gold. The man stopped to pick up a missle with which to level" the Leprechaun, as he expressed it. When lie looked up the eutc little fairy had vanished. Letter "E" Caused Trouble. The letter "e" has caused a quaint quarrel between the parish council and the overseers of lirockenhurst, Hants, England. The parish council decided some time agt) to add "e" to the name ot their village, but when the overseers received precepts for ISrockenhurste ihey refused to pay. as they said they did not know of such a place. Conse quently the council has no money and lias got into debt and now the over seers are being begged to pay, at all events, under protest, and leave the "e" question to be threshed out at the annual parish meeting. His New Job. "Assistant to an inventor! Oh, how delightful!" the young man cried. "Salary hundred a month. Hours ten to four. Is it a go?" inquired the atlier. "Well, rather!" said the young man. 'And what," he added lightly, "will be eiy duties?" "The simplest," was the answer. "I ini an inventor of aeroplanes, and you ivlll merely have to go up in my vari ous new machines." ^')-.Wtw -T-'rtMi- The most delicious for griddle cakes of nil makes—or any use where syrup takes. "W^ vsts^Ni'-vv **.* ,*^JKT%- *J"f The Syrup of Turity and Wholesomeness A pure, wholesome food. hi ioc, 2)C. and $oc air-tight tins. book of cooking and candy making recipes sent free on request. c^Snumi CORN PRODUCTS REFINING COMPANY New York You will want a pretty shoe or ox ford, maybe a pair of pumps for Eaa ter. We have the colors and styles that are right. a8 Wohkman 8hoe Store We often wonder how any person cat be persuaded into taking anything bu, Foley's Honey and Tar for coughs colds and lung trouble. Do not be fooled into accepting "own make" or other substitutes. The genuine contains no harmful drugs and is in a yellow package —Nick Dotting. If D.YARNEY V1 FUNERAL DIRECTOR Licensed Embalmer, License No. 1166. Day Phone 35 Night Phone 200 WALL PAPERl 15000 ROLLS Of the newest and up to date Wall Paper are in our stock for inspection. Our line consists of 85 patterns of the choic= est of the leading manufacturers. In buying we have made every effort and can truthfully say that we have saved not less than ten per cent on previous years, and are willing to give our customers the benefit. In selling we invite you, one and all, to come in and look over our line, bring such samples as you may have, and let us demonstrate to you that we not only can show you a better and more up to date line, but save you money on every purchase, no matter how small. Our motto remains the same, "Same Goods far Les* 1 1 ney, or Better Goods for Same Money," and will meet all competition at home or abroad. Come and be convinced. NICK DOFFING Jensen lb Son's New Store Is headquarters for Nobby Suits for Men and Boys, all made of the best material obtainable in both winter and spring fabrics. Our line of Hats and Caps is un surpassed in the town, and at prices that make them sell. We have a fine line of Overcoats and Reefers. Call, examine and price before purchasing elsewhere. Ready made shirts all kinds and prices for both winter and summer wear and real stylish goods always open for in spection. Come and get acquainted. M. Jensen & Son EXIRA, IOWA mimics* [C0RNSYRUP\ CANE FLAVOR Notice, Reader On and afier April the first l'.iOO the subscription price of the Jour nal will be, to its Canadian aud oth er foreign country readers $1.50 per annum-In the United States and Philippines one dollar as usual. fjO.OOO everereene any of which can be dug and shipped you in a few hours. Try them. Write, W. M. Botnberger, Harlan la. SI ti X\ fk & iM I & f, 1 I'