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•v Impossible to HAMLIN Miss Einmaline Spencer went to Audubon Monday. is N Christiansen tnado a business trip to Audubon Tuesday. The butchers of Ilamlin traded horses with Philip Muck last week. Wm. Donaldson of Des Moines is visiting at the George Speucer home. I wonder who those young men were that bonght those beads Satur day. There was a large attendance at the meeting held in the church last week. afc: Henry Predericksen and wife spent .Sanday at the Pete Mortensen Jr. ii^home. sss The report comes to us that the ..., wedding bells will be ringing in -.Hamlin Friday. Nels Mortensen Sr. has been on the «H 8ick list the past week but is better a/at this writing. Mr. and Mrs. Rice left Satur day for Des Moines to see her lather %who is quite sick. i, The base-ball boys hope to see a sKiifide Sunday so they can gather in Hamlin for practise.. »J Charles Johnson of Anita came up Saturday for a visit with his friend, j.i Jens Jensen of Greeley. The Elk Horn and Kimball ton :Lumber Co. received a carload ot saposts which they were busy unload ing Tuesday. tfi Mrs. Grant Knees is driving the mail wagon this week while Grant .!® takes a vacation. He will put in his, time plowing. There was a dus( storm around .the Pool Hall Monday and when it cleared away there was Vern re-plant ing his flowers. If a certain young man of Hamlin would not make so much use of the telephone it would give other people chance. Ha! Ha! The Cement Factory fiaished a ce ment cave for a farmer near Lorah Tney shipped the material from their factory at Bray ton. Vern Adams returned from Audu bon Friday where he had been work ing. He is working this week for Andrew Mikbelsen. Emma Stevenson who is staying at Martin Mardensen near Exira at tended the meetings here which was held from Friday until Sunday. She was organist during the time. Mrs. Joe Griffith who was called to Kansas some time ago 011 account of m: the serious illness of her mother, re turned home Tuesday morning. She :I reports her mother better but still very weak. One Conductor Who Was Cured Mr. Wilford Adams is his name, and he writes about it.—"Some time ago I was couflned to my bed with chronic rheumatism. I used two bottles of Foley Kidney Remedy wite good efleet, and the third bottle put me on my feet and I resumed work as conductor ontlie Le- xiagton, Ky.. Street Railway. It gave me more relief than any medicine I had aver used and it will do all you claim in cases of rheumatism.'' Foley's Kidney Remedy cures sheumatism by elimina ting the uric acid from the blood. Sold by all druggists. 3 It is impossible to be well, simply impossible, if the bowels are constipated. You must pay attention to the laws of nature, or suffer the consequences. Undigested material, waste products, poisonous substances, must be removed from the body at least once each day, or there will be trouble. A sluggish liver is responsible for an immense amount of suffering and serious disease. Ask your doctor about Ayer's Pills. He knows why they act directly on the liver. Trust him. a Peter Mortensen Jr. drove to the aounty seat Mouday on business. Come and see my line of Drills, Discs, Plows, and everything in Farm Ma chinery. Give me a chance before you buy and I will treat you right. NELS MORTENSEN, Jr., Hamlin be Well J.C.Amr Co.,Lowell,Mass. Ole Oleson was taken down with the rheumatism and had to give up his farm work. Gill Petty is finish ing his plowing tor him. Mrs. Nels Mortensen Jr. went to AuduboD Tuesday morning to help her grandparents with their work for the day as they are not verv well. Chris Wiges and wife of near Elk Horn came over Thursday to attend the meetings at the church ani while here were guests of their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Mortensen. 'They returned home Sunday. The Sunday School took up a col lection during the meetings which amounted to $11.00 which was dona ted to the Orphan's Home at Elk Horn. The older people raised $17.00 which was raised to meet the expen ses of the visiting ministers. The house on the the L. C. Laurit itsen farm burned to the ground last Friday. It was 'occupied by Chris Hausen and family who moved here in the early spring from Bray ton. Mr Hansen is working at the Cement Factory and was not at home when the building caught fire. Mrs. Hans en being alone could not do much and most everything was lost, We understand the sewing machine and a few other things were saved. This is a hard blow as it is a total loss to them for they had not had their in surance policy transferred from Bray on therefore they will receive no insurance but they are among people who will prove themselves friends indeed. The house was insured and Mr. Lauritsen will not be a total losser. Mr. aod Mrs. Hansen are stopping with her people at present. Points Regarding The Census The census begins April 15 and mutit be completed in thirty days. The enumerators will wear a badge inscribed "United States Cen sus, 1910." The law requires every adult per son to furnish the prescribed infor mation, but also provides that it shall be treated confidentially so that no injury can come to any per son from answering the questions. The Census Bureau, prior to April 15, will distribute to every farm ow ner and tenant in this state a blank or schedule containing the Census questions relative to farm operation and equipment. This should be fill ed up, if possible, not later than the morning of April 15, but if any one has been unable to fill it up by that time, he should do it aB soon afterwards as he can. People who do not speak En lish or who do not understand the sche dule completely should get help from others, if possible, in filling it up. The President has issued a pro clamation, calling on all citizens to cooperate with the Census and as suring them that it has nothing to do with taxation, army or jury ser vice, compulsory school attendance regulation of immigration, or en forcement of any law, and that no one can be injured by answered the inquiries. It is of the utmoBt importance that the farm census of this state be complete and correct. Therefore every farm owner and tenant should promptly, fully and accurately fill up the "Advance Farm Schedule".and carefully pre serve it for the enumerator when he calls. ml'2 Children Cry' FOR FLETCHER'S O A S O I A IMPLEMENTS THE CHINESE TEAPOT Philip Harding glanced at his watch after liaving said good-by all around to the home folks. He saw he had still three hours to train time. His trunk was already at t.lie depot and his affairs were in shipshape order, save one, and this one was causing him more anxiety than all the others, for on it depended his present happi ness and future plans. As he swung along in the direction of Helene Thornton's home he de bated within himself as to his chances. As he reviewed the two years in which he had known her he could not remember of any time when by word or sign she seemed aware of the deep admiration and love he had for her. He laughed a littl« nervously as he remembered a cer tain day when they had wandered into a Chinese curio shop. An odd Chinese teapot had pleased her and be bought it and told her to keep it as a souve nir. She laughingly turned about and bought him a tiny vase in return. He remembered how he treasured it. The choicest spot on the mantel was its seat of honor, but he never saw the teapot, and one day, being curious, he said: "Helene, do you remember the day we bought the Chinese souvenirs?" It seemed to him that it took her an unnecessarily long time to remember, but finally she did, and then he said: "I have treasured that vase aver since." He remembered he had waited for her to say something, and at last she said, rather indifferently: Oh, the teapot I broke it a shott time afterward." It was like a dash of cold water, and now as he strode along it gave him a chilly feeling of doubt.* How ever, the question must be settled to day, for he was to be gone four months and he could not leave it un settled. He had tried for a week to see her alone, and last night he told her that he was going to say good by to-day, and so it was with a feel ing of determination that he rang the bell. Her 12-year-old brother opened the door. "Come right in, Mr. Harding. I'm awfully glad to see you." He closed the door and led the way to tie sit ting room. "I'm all alone. cold is much better and I'm .rking for Aunt Jane." He showed Phil a collection of broken china that he was gluing to gether. Phil stammered: "Isn't your sister in?" "Helene? No, she went out, but said that she would be back at half past five." "Half past five," echoed Phil. At that time he would be on his way to the train. He knew that she had gone out to avoid him and for the instant he was angry, then he resolved des perately to wait, even If he missed the train, and settle it at oiica. Henry chatted away as he worked and finally surveyed hiB finished task with pride. "Helene has an old dish upstairs that she thinks a lot of. It's broken and she'll be delighted to hav« it fixed." He rftn upstairs and came back with the "old dish," and Phil's heart gave a leap, for he was holding the Chinese teapot. "Did you say that your sister val ued it?" he said quietly. "Well, I don't say she valued it. It doesn't look worth much, but she thought a lot of it. Perhaps some one „that's dead gave it to her." ... The bright thought settled every thing to him. "It's full of truck," he said ao he proceeded to dump a miscellaneous collection of things on the table. Such things as tumbled out! A dance order, a knot of ribbon, a snap shot which Phil recognized immediately, a faded rosebud, a tiny watch charm, etc Phil felt a little guilty as he glanced at the pile. It seemed as though he was intruding on sacred ground. Still he had not been to blame it was the brother who had unconsciously laid bare her secrets. He resolved to wait if a fortune depended upon his getting that train he would rather lose it than miss seeing her. He persuaded Henry not to lipht up and they sat in the twilight. Erery nerve was strained for the sound ol well known step. At last her cheery voice sounded in the hall. "Sitting in the dark, brother?" She turned on the light in the sitting room as she passed it. Then she caught sight of Phil. "Why, Mr. Harding"—she started forward with outstretched hand, but followed his glance to the table. She gave a cry of dismay. For once she was off her guard. She turned pale and grasped the table to steady her self, then her face flushed red she was beginning to get angry. Phil turned to Henry. "Say, Itenry, there's a book in the library called 'The Cruise of the Firefly.' Find it, and here's a dollar for your trouble." After a search of 15 minutes Henry returned to the sitting room. He had heard the hall door close, and saw Phil hurrying down the street. "I'm sorry I couldn't find it for him," he said. "Are you pleased with the way I mended the dish?" "Very much, you dear bungler," shs said with a happy laugh. "Funny girls think so much of ol4 truck," he thought as he watched her carefully putting away her treasure! to the Chinese teapot. HAS FOUNDATION IN ROCK Remarkable Church in German Town Around Which There Linger Superstitious Tales. In the quaint olfl German town of Obersttin an ancient church stands, built in the great rock rising irom the river. Tiie iront ol the building is of stone, but the church itself is hol lowed out oi the rock and penetrates far into its heart. Tradition says that in the fourteenth century the count of Oberstein, one of the old robber barons, fell deeply in love with a beautiful young lady, the daughter of a neighboring knight. His brother also sought the fair maiden's hand and the two suitors had a violent quarrel. The upshot was that the count flung his hapless brother from the top of his castle wall, high up the precipitous cliff. Repenting of his awful deed, the count vowed that he would build a church where his broth er body first touched the ground. He did so, excavating the church in the rock, and tradition goes on to say a miraculous spring of clear water sprang from the crag as a token that Heaven was appeased. This curious church is now the only Protestant place of worship in the town.—Wide World Magazine. SEEMED LIKE THE OLD TIMES Young Man's Visit to Telephone Ex change Was with a Definite Purpose. A hush fell over the young women in the telephone exchange when they saw him enter. It was not a per ceptible hush the noise of the instru ments and of the operators who were engaged in saying "Hello!" kept it from being that. The visitor was a young man, but his face was full of ennui and other foreign expressions. These all van ished as he heard the din of conver sation and machinery about him. "Who is he?" asked one of the young women. "Him?" "Yes." "Why, he is a man who was once a swell, but he lost his money and his friends. Whenever he begins to pine for his old associations, he comes up here and thinks of old times and feels happy." "I don't see what he wants to come here for." "Why, he listens to the noise, and imagines he's at a five-o'clock tea." v'*V' Unwarranted Assumption.' A youth from the Horton neighbor hood went to Nevada and got a mar riage license. He supposed he was the girl's first choice, although he had never come to any "definite under standing" on the subject. The Sun day following the purchase of the li cense the couple went to church, and during the progress of the service the young man unfolded the certificate and, showing It to the girl beside him, said: "Let's go up after the preacher gets through and get married." The young woman was so shocked that she could not speak for a few mo ments. Then she told him he had spent his money foolishly and asked that he never ^peak to her again. The "sympathy of the community' 'is di vided.—Kansas City Star. Houses of Corncobs. In certain parts of Europe corncobs are utilized for btlilding purposes. The cobs are taken to a factory, where heavy compresses crush and mold them into blocks of various sizes, just as bricks are variously molded. These blocks are then bound with wire so as to make them hold together. They are then soaked in tar in order that they may be watertight, and, after this last operation, they are ready for the marl&t. This product is, of course, much lighter than brick and they are al ways dry, which cannot be said of the brick. It is said that the corncob con struction affords a good house for the poorer class. Two-Headed Snake. We saw with our own sober eye on Wednesday of last week the double headed young rattlesnake caught a couple of weeks ago on an island in Buck Creek swamp by Messrs. Hair and Hartzog. It was a sure/enough rattlesnake, some six or seven inches long, about the size of the largest part of the body of a pipestem and beau tifully marked. One head was a little larger than the other, but both were fully developed. There was a little button on the tail, showing that its age was about a year. For a sight of this great curiosity we thank W. R. Lard.—Liranwell People. He Had a Choice of Churches. A young man who travels in the west for a local manufacturing firm was telling his friends of his trip. "Last Sunday I was in a little town that boasted one small hotel," he said, "and I asked the landlord where I could go to church." "Well," he said, "I guess you want to know the different denominations. You can take your choice of what we got. We got a Reformed Presbyterian, an' we got a United Presbyterian an' we got another Presbyterian that ain't neither reformed or united."—Phila delphia Telegraph. Must Deliver the Goods. "Statesmanship has its cares," said one eminent citizen. "Yes," replied the other "when a statesman travels, he has to get up speeches for the people to read, in stead of merely sending home post' cards." THE BOY APPETITE WHY MEN OF MILLIONS ENVIEC COMPANION. 1 All of Them Had Cash to Buy Any thing That the World Could Pro •mz duce, But Not That One Thing. Simmons is private secretary to well-known business man, and he hac just explained to a couple of friends that the reason he had been unable tc see them during the previous weei was that his evenings had been occu pied in taking down the minutes ol a couple of important conferences in which his boss figured. "And I'll bet," said Huntley, en viously, "that they didn't do a thing but talk money, and that they threw around the millions the same as we would nickels." "No," said Simmons slowly, "the money talk wasn't very enthusiastic Of course the business was important but It consisted mostly of considering and disposing of reports. I wished lots of times I was home in my bed before it was over. Probably they did, too, for the only time they grew at all animated was the last evening, when the discussion drifted into the matter of eating. That was after the business was concluded." "And of course," said Huntley, "11 was nothing but terrapin and truffles and champagne and French messes that cost a dollar a minute to look at That's all those fellows eat. They wouldn't enjoy it unless it cost a lot of money." "You're away off," said Simmons. "The talk about eating wasn't confi dential and wouldn't bring them into conflict with the interstate commerce act, so I can tell you what it was. The old man started It by saying: 'Boys, I was up-state recently and I had a feed that would knock your eye out.'" "Don't give us that," said Huntley, contemptuously, "that old fellow wouldn't eat anywhere except in the Plaztoria or some such place." "Well, he did this time, and when he spoke the others sat up and listened. He said: 'Yes, I had a regu lar old-fashioned feed. Hot boiled ham, hot corn, bread with lots of good butter, apple sauce and tea. I ate "till I was ashamed of myself, and I don't know when anything tasted bet ter, slipped down easier, or digested so soothingly. I'd like to have an ap petite like that every day and the same kind of good grub to satisfy it'" "And they gave him the laugh for being a vulgarian, I suppose?" said Huntley. "They kind of didn't," said Sim mons decidedly. "Old Cash the bank er shook his head enviously and said: 'ton lucky dog! I'd like to be up against the same thing in a country farmhouse right now.' "That's where the boss got it, you know. He was a country boy and he was eating, probably, the very thing that appealed to him when he was a kid. The thing the others envied was that his boy's appetite came back to him and he had the very thing to sat isfy it. But they knew, also, that the appetite and the food can't be had in combination in New York." Greece Remembers Byron. The centenary of Byron's arrival in Greece was celebrated at Missolonghi with great solemnity, the town being decorated for the occasion. All the local authorities, the archbishop and the clergy, the troops of the garrison, and a great crowd from all the neigh boring districts, assembled in the pub lic garden in the afternoon, where the students from the gymnasium and the children from all the schools marched in procession to the poet's statue, on which they deposited a wreath. Speeches were delivered, and a hymn to Byron by the Greek poet, Solomos, was sung. The mayor ad dressed a dispatch to the British min ister in Athens expressing the deep gratitude of the inhabitants for the immortal benefactor, whose remains repose in their keeping. A Poser. Arthur R. Collins, the vegetarian writer of Sioux City, narrated, in a recent address, a "poser" that his lit tle son had put to him. "My little boy," said Mr. Collins, "often turns away from his lentils, and expresses a longing for chops and roast beef. "The other day at table I explained to him that we become what we eat—that, by eating vegetables, we become mild and placid, but by eat ing meat we become savage, and gross. 'Well, papa,' said the lad, 'if it's true that we become what we eat, why don't cannibals become mission aries?' In Conflict with Critics. Between the whole press of Copen hagen and all the theatrical managers, a curious contest has started be cause the managers want to compel the critics to write only favorable no tices. The contest began when the board of theatrical managers forbade the admission of one critic represent ing a special theatrical paper. All the Symptoms. "That kid of mine was born in a log bungalow." "Which makes him a presidential possibility to start with." "Exactly so. 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Kansas City, Mo. 1 FOR SALE BY WINFREY & CHANTRY Probate of Will District court in and for Audubon county 8TATE OF IOWA, AUDUBON COUNTY To All Whom it May Concern Whereas, on the 4th day of April A. D. 1910. a paper purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Niels Henningsen, late of said county, deceased, was filed in my office and was by me opened and read and the 9th day of May, 1910, appointed and fixed as the time when the same will come before the court at the May term thereof then to be held, for final proof and probate, as the duly executed last Will and Testament of Niels Henningsen, deceased, at which time all persons interested may appear and show cause why the same should not be admitted to probate. Dated thw 9th day of April 1910. L. A. MCGINNIS, 28 Clerk. ss Saved From The Grave "I had about given up hope, after nearly four years of suflering from a severe lung trouble," writes Mrs. M. L. Dix of Clarksville, Tenn. 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