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S. R. Nelson was an Omaha busi ness visitor Saturday. Walt Faulkner of Atlantic had business iu town Saturday. A. W. Brown of Atlantic visited last Saturday until Monday. A child of Peter Iloegh and wife is quite ill with bowel trouble. J. W. Cunnou was on the sick list Tuesday the results ot a bad cold. Miss Onken and lather bad a nice ftnto trip Sunday out to Geo. Acey's. Mrs. Peter Beck went to Omaha Taesday to attend the big doings this week. fijlllJl^ Alfred Esbeck has purchased a new 2-horse gasoline engine tor use on the farm. W. F. Eirkham and wite of Anita were guests of Dr. and Mrs. Koob last Sunday. Lee McAninch of Exira was in terviewing prospective land buyers here Tuesday. Wm. Thielen purchased a good sized bill of lumber here this week for acorn cribjim HSttiS® Mr. EL. C. Harisenand soil, north west of town, are attending the Ak Sar Ben this week. F. L. Freeman started Tuesday for Dupre, So. Dakota near which town he owns a fine claim. Mrs. D. B. Beers started Saturday for Neodoshea, Kansas on a visit to her daughter and son. 1 4 Henry Bell and wife went to Wo.od» bine to visit her sister this week and then to Omaha to Bee the sights. Mrs. Jack Clark of Atlantic is keep ing the hotel in shape during the ab sence of her mother, Mrs. Beers.s::4 Cbris Thompson and wife went to Omaha Tuesday to see the sights of the week and visit his sisters who re- .* aide there. Wm. Thielenand son Herbert spent Sunday at Carroll with the family re taming Tuesday to the farm where he is putting up some corn bins. We have six different kinds of coal on hand and our prices are right, and plenty of 3-inch tile. ol3 Brayton Lumber Co. Peter Albertson, a former resident in this vicinity arrived here Tuesday from California on business and to visit former neighbors and friends. Arthur Hansen who now clerks in the Petersen store in Exira, is staying in the Wm. Bear store this week as sisting while his father is at Colfax. C. L. Bisom went to Colfax Tues day to try the effects of the mineral waters of that noted invalid's resort, lie Mas accompanied by Mr. Hans Hansen who had business calling him there. Wm. Galvin and wife returned to Nebraska Thursday after visiting her son, Will Koob and daughter, Mrs. Ordway, Dr. Koob taking them to Atlantic in his auto to catch the early train. John C. Hard man is haviug me time ot his life this year not at the Ak Sar Ben but sweating a good deal ef perspiration wielding the proper utensil that is assisting him in fill ing that big silo with the proper food for his stock. Frank, Charles and Jas. Barber of Lane, So. Dak. and their sister, Mrs. Eli Montgomery of California, are expected here next week on a visit with their relative, Mrs. Harter, and will have a union with their pa rents at Kirkman. i.i'. Inprpdipflts! i,' ingreuicllla« iTf Kit II Day Phone 10 Night Phone 106 Roy Chamberlain of Correction ville is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Job Chamberlain, the latter beinsr quire poorly at this time being bed fast with paralysis which first affect ed her some time ago. N. L. Hansen has rented his farm west of town to Hans Hansen, a farm er out toward Gites, possession to be given March 1. Mr. Hansen will move to either Atlantic or Omaha he, has not fully decided which. H. M. Bartlett we learn has rented his farm southwest ot town to Ed NeUoa and Einer Rasmussen, both prominent candidates for the matri monial halter which will encircle them before they take possession of their lease, so rumor says and rumor seldom lies in a case like this. Mr. Bartlett is going to move to town but what town he has uot decided on. Mrs. Hans Hansen went to Omaha Tuesday with her father, Andrew Miller and sister, Mrs. Jeppe Chris tensen and husband who returned to their home near Ardmore, South Da kota after a month's visit here. The Scapegoat. A lot or lazy people— It seems a blooming shame!— Contend it is the hookworm When they're the ones to blamo. Quite Sufficient. "It ought not to cost so much to have detective work done." "Why not?" "Because all a detective needs is a scent." „i v. A Paradox. "There is a man who has success through meeting with reverses." "How is that?" "He is an acrobat." I 1 f\ 'c It All Depends. First Broker—Do you believe the watering of stock helps the sale of itT Second Broker—Not it It's a stock of dry goods. How Could She TelIT Maud—Is Amy's hair light? Beatrix—I don't know. I never lift ed it.—Harper's Bazar. Pine Level Prairie Land Opened for Sale Oct 1st #S£ On the 1st of October the Canadian Pacific placed on. the market for the first tfme one of the finest tracts of agricultural land on the continent. Manv farmers are investors, recog nizing the fine quality of this land, have put oft purchasing until it should become available. AVER'S HAIR VIGOR Does not Color the Hair Hair falling out? Troubled with dandruff? Want more hair? An elegant dressing? Sulphur. Glycerin. Quinin. Sodium Chlorid. Capsicum. Sage. Alcohol. Water. Perfume. We believe doctors endorse this formula, or we would not put it up. .«• AYER'S HAIR VIGOR Does not Color the Hair J. O. a™ OOMPAMT, Lowell. Hun. WM. F. HOPLEY Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer 5 Years Experience (.&< .• i™. I The location is on the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Bow River Valley near the thriving town of Bassano which has had such phenominal growth during the past year. The land is all open prairie, prac tically level, with a deep loam soil and covered with a heavy growth of prai rie grass, a steam plow proposition. This land will be sold at the uniform price of $18.00 per acre, so that those on the ground first will have the ad vantage of selection. Terms of payment only one-tenth cash, balauce nine annual install ments interest 6 per cent. Reservations of bertbB in our pri vate cars should be made at once for for the next excursion Tuesday. Oct. 18 Further details gladly furnished upon request. Colonization Department Canadian Pacific Railway Hyrthu & Christiansen District Agts., Elk Horn, la. Exira, Iowa IMPROVEMENT OF WATERWAYS WILL DEVELOP RESOURCES', OF EVERY SECTION. FREIGHT CARRIED CHEAPLY Make a Direct Saving in Cost of Trans portation by the Water Routes, and Indirectly Serve to Lower Railway ^Carrying Rates. 1 The claim has been made in previ ous articles—and facts and figures given to support the claim—that war terways carry freight more cheaply than the railways do or can, and that they compel the railways to carry freight more cheaply than they other wise would, making a saving of hun dreds of millions of dollars a year, even under present conditions, and indicat ing a vast increase in that saving if all waterways should be improved. And then the surprising assertion was made that the surest way to enlarge the business and increase the profits of the railroads of the United States is to improve the waterways of the United States. The best guide to the future is the experience of the past, so let us see what has actually hap pened to railways when waterways have been improved. That the improvements in the chan nels and harbors of the lakes have been of great benefit, both to the rail ways which parallel their shores and to those which run from lake cities to the interior, is a fact so plain that it needs no argument to support it. There are no more prosperous and profitable roads in the country than those that serve the region tributary to the lakes. But no one questions the wisdom of continuing the improve ment of the lakes, or of our ocean harbors. The real question is as to the improvement of our rivers, and if we wish to study the effect of river improvement, either on railway reve nues or national development, we must go to Europe Results In Bohemia. During the fifteen years that im provements were under way on the Elbe river, in Bohemia, the river traf fic, as a natural result of the better channel, increased fivefold. But traf fic on the competing railways in creased still more largely and the div idends on the main line, from Teplltz to Ausslg, rose to 16 per cent, per annum. Similar results followed the canali zation of the River Main, from May ence, on the Rhine, to Frankfort, which was finished in the latter part of 1886. The river traffic, which amounted to only 156,000 tons In that year, began to grow and has kept on growing, being 1,273,000 tons in 1902. There are two railroads between Frankfort and Mayence, one on each side of the river. What happened to them? Did their business show a se rious falling off? Or were they forced into the hands of a receiver? On the contrary their traffic, which was 911, 000 tons in 1886, also began to grow, and by 1902 had reached 1,909,000 tons, or more than double what it was when the railroads had a practical monopoly of the business of Frank fort. The mere statement of the In creased tonnage does not tell the whole truth of the matter, for the tonnage was not only more than doubled in quantity, but greatly raised in grade, so that it could pay, and did pay, a much higher rate per ton per mile. Fine German Waterways. Practically all the railways of Ger many are state owned and state oper ated. Out of a total of 35,000 miles, in round numbers, only about 2,500 miles are operated by private com panies. Germany also has one of the finest systems of waterways in the world, and a study of the balance sheet ot the German railway system shows that the results which followed the improvement of the River Main are not an exception, a mere coinci dence, but are the natural outworking of a principle of general application. In the calendar year 1907, after paying for operation, maintenance, repairs, renewals, new equipment, Interest on bonds, contribution to the sinking fund, and every other item which the most careful bookkeeping required to be charged up, the German railways turned $164,000,000 of absolutely net revenues into the treasuries of the various states. This was $5,050 per mile of line operated, while the corre sponding figure on United States rail ways for the fiscal year 1906-7 was only $1,967—a little over one-third as much. Much the greater part of the total revenue of the German states is de rived from their railways, 71 cents out of every dollar received by Prussia in 1907 being so obtained. Yet German statesmen keep on, year after year, spending money earned by their rail ways in building and improving water ways to compete with those same rail ways, on which they depend as the principal source of national income. In the light of the facts given above It will not do to say that these Ger man statesmen do not know what they are about. On the contrary, they are icting, as has been well said, "In fur therance of a policy the wisdom of which time and experience have fully confirmed." Always and everywhere the result is the same—the improvement of a waterway Is a benefit to competing railways. For this result, as for any other, there Is a good and sufficient reason, but It must be left for another time to tell what that reason la. ISIS1 1 .. ''—i The makers of Cole's Prica $12.00 and Upwards— According to Size and Finish De busy nian come buzzla' 'round An' put us In de air jHls equal hardly kin be found Foh trouble, anywhere! He come a-raisin' such a fuss "Bout what he have to say He makes us think de reBt of us Is only In de way. He ack like mebbe he'll explode Wlf some tremenjus scheme, An' so we say: "J«jb' cl'ar de road An' let 'Im work off steam." But when you Aggers out his worth Dls answer's whut you git: He's 'bout de busiest man on earth,' And ain't done nuffin' ylt! WANTED IT AT ONCE. Real Estate Agent (on shipboard)— Perhaps we can close that deal now for that little plot of land. What'll you offer an acre? Very Seasick Individual—I'll give you a thousand dollars an acre if you'll deliver it here now. Those Sissy Straws. I'd rather not Be In the swim, Than wear a hat With a turned-down brim. No Wonder He Whistled. Mrs. Neighbors—Your husband did something unusual this morning after leaving the house. Mrs. Shopleigh—Indeed! What was it? Mrs. Neighbors—He went up the street whistling. Mrs. Shopleigh—That reminds me. I forgot to ask him for any money be fore he left. Modern Improvements. Househunter—Seems to me this house isn't very well built. The floor shakes when we walk. Agent—Um—y-e-s that's the new kind of spring floor for dancing. Househunter—And these stairs creak terribly. Agent—Y-e-s we furnish the new patent burglar alarm staircase with out extra charge.—Punch. Plausible Theory. Hyker—A well-known scientist claims that the older a man grows the smaller his brain becomes. Pyker—Well, that theory seems to offer the explanation. Hyker—Explanation of what? Pyker—Of why an eighteen-year-old boy knows more than his father. Jlv -1 I The Fuel Supply Needs Attention Only Three Times Each Day Cole's Eot Blast Heater soft coal 36 hours without attention. Your old stove and imitation stoves leak air end waste fuel because they are not air-tight, because they have putty joints. by means of the patented Hot Blast Draft and other patented features which make it tight, doing away with the use of stove putty—requires less attention than any other heater made. All fuel Soft Coal, Hard Coal, Lignite, Wood or Corn Cobs—contains amount of gas. Fully one-half of the heating power (carbon) in soft coal is gas. This is the part of the fuel this wonderful heater saves, by burning it with the Top Hot Blast ®raft. This makes Cole's Hot Blast Heater the most satisfactory, the most economi cal, the most convenient heater you can buy. Imitations and other styles of stoves allow this gas-half of the coal to pass up the chimney with the smoke, unburned. Thousands of these stoves are in use and the sale continues to increase year after year. This heater will give you more comfort than you ever thought possible by using any kind of a stove which uses soft coal for fuel. Right noqo is the time to decide and select the size you should have. Come in and see complete line of styles and sizes. W. E. VARNEY EXIRA, IOWA Little Willie. Willie took his mother's sclssor»— Snipped the tall off the cat Then his mother laid the law down. Chiefly where poor Willie sat. Feminine Logic. f1 His Wife—John, I wish you would give up that old pipe. If you must smoke, try cigars for a change. Her Husband—But why do you want me to give up my pipe? His Wife—Well, I thought it might enable you to cut out the pipe dreams and make good. Too Much 8o. Lynne—Have you heard why the milkman was arrested? Lyons—Yes his dairy was too sani tary. Lynne—Too sanitary? How could be too sanitary? Lyons—He used too much water. Moftmriing IT-' f£&'4$ 3% guarantee this stove to hold fire with Blast Heater it Making Him Think. "But what shall we do," he asked, doubtfully, "if your father refuses to give his consent?" "Oh," she replied, cheerily, "you needn't worry about that. Father will be glad enough to get rid of me."— Somerville Journal. a large INHNHI 2 Over 25 years experience, timtumiiiiuuiniiiuii'tH' Protect Your Property What is the use of putting up a first-class building and then putting on a roof whose price is its only recommendation. What comes off the first cost of a cheap roof is added on ten fold in the after expense of painting and repairing and maintenance, let alone the annoyance of realizing that the roof is costing you more every year to keep in shape than you paid for it in the first place. A Vulcanite Woven Roof is not expensive in first cost, easy to lay and after it is once down all expense ceases. It requires no repairs—no painting. It's just a source of steady unfailing satisfac tion year in yeai out. When woven Roofing is to be had at the same cost as other and inferior kinds isn't it worth while to at least investigate before you buy? The dealer whose name you'll find below has roofing information that should be in your possession. Or if you prefer, write us direct. PATENT VULCANITE ROOFING CO. CHICAGO. ILL. JOHN NELSON. Exira Distributor WF 3 Bums Any Kind of Fire INSURANCE uv-v "-it'-' 5 8 Continental of New York Queen of New York Fidelity-Phexix of N. Y. Capital, M. B., Iowa Royal of Liverpool Iowa State of Keokuk Security of Davenport Hanover of New York Des Moines of DesMoines W 1 •vV M, 8 Estherville Hail Connecticut, Conn. Farmers, Cedar Eapids National, Conn. Theo. Patty Phone No. 67 EXIRA, IOWA InuiimhuihihnunI NoRepaire V# 'j'VV 'N $ TtjS 9 ,5|l 1" a 'At* K*, IV" V'f.* $ 4 I" 4S 1 ~i 4.