Oakf ield and Brayton
Kathleen Freeman wae an Exira
Christian Hansen was in Audubon
Monday on business.
Mrs. Arthur Andersen was an At
lantic caller Thursday.
Anna Anderson went to Marne
Monday for a two week's stay.
Mrs. Reno Ordway went to Anita
Thursday for a visit with relatives.
Howard Parrott went to Atlantic
Monday to work the coming season.
C. K. Sykesis in Atlantic this week
doing some painting for J. J. Curry.
Theo Patty of Exira was transact
ing business in Brayton Wednesday.
Mrs. L. F. Miller and daughter,
Edna were Atlantic shoppers Mon
Ebbe J. Hansen ot Exira was call
ing on his father, H. P. Hansen Mon
Chris Nelson's new house in the
Heights is rapidly nearing comple
Mrs. Yiggo Rasmuesen and child
ren are visiting her parents at Klm
""Lewis Heath and wife of Exira
flpent Sunday with their parents in
T. J. McGovern moved Monday to
the house recently vacated by H. M.
1 Mrs. Elmer Green and Nora Lar
'ien went to Elk Horn Thursday for
a short visit.
Mrs. Perry Lowers returned home
Sunday from a visit with her mother
Rebecca Nelson of Des Moines was
visiting her parents, P. P. Nelson
*nn wife last week.
Dr. Koob, C. L. Bisom and Percy
Hallock attended Elk Lodge in At
lantic Mouday night.
Frank Jenkins and wife and Percy
Hallock went to Omaha Wednesday,
taking the auto route.
Marion Thompson is again at home
after a vi&it with his brother An
drew at Marysvilie, Mo.
Ingvardt Birk was seen with his
horse in town last Saturday. He bal
anced the scales at 2160 pounds and
is certainly one of the heaviest Stal
lions in the County.
Date MoClain and wife of Exira
spent Sunday with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs Sam Green.
J. C. Hardman attended the E. A.
Ilers Short Horn cattle sale held at
Council Bluffs this week.
Harry Miller who is working in a
drug store at Elkhorn spent Sunday
with his parents, L. F. Miller and
Exira and Brayton played a game
ot ball Sundoy on the Brayton dia
mond which resulted in a fcore of 18
to 4 in favor of Brayton.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Bartlett and
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Jeukins went to
Griswold Sunday and spent the day
at the Glenu Black home
Mr. Frank Chase and Mrs. Edith
Burns were called to Nebraska Thurs
day by the death of their daughter
and sister, Mrs. Mabel Ciark.
Calvin Dimick returned Sunday
from Mission, Texas. He was unable
to bring back the body of Mrs. Frank
Heath owing to some point of law.
F. L. Freeman returned Saturday
from Dupree, South Dakota. While
there he disposed of liis claim and
will still be a evident of Brayton.
Mrs. Wm. Gearheart took her
daughter, Leona to Omaha Thurs
day where she was operated on for
appendicitis. She is getting along
Alex Birron of Ward, South Da
kota writes as follow*: "Messrs. J.
C. Hardman, Brayton, Iowa. Gen
tlemen:—The bull you shipped me
arrived Saturday in good shape. I am
well pleased with him. Think be
will make a splendid good bull."
Helen Gould Camp No. 2175 R. N. A.
Whereat God in His infinite wis
dom has taken our beloved neighbor,
Ida Heath to Himsell. Be it
These are the remarkably liberal terms upon which we sell that
new and improved sewing machine which was recently invented by
Wm. C. Free, which has been so widely advertised in Women's
Magazines, and which is revolutionizing the sewing machine business,
Resolved We, Neighbors of Helen
Gould Camp ••xtend our hearttelt
sympathy to the sorrowing relatives
and friends. May our heavenly Fath
Because of the fact that The FREE is sold so much lower than the best known
sewing machines, we have agreed never to publish the price broadcast. You
would judge its quality by its cost. You would not believe that absolutely the
best sewing machine in the world could be obtained at such a bargain.
—bow much (aster lis Rotoscillo Movement
makes it sew
—how much easier it is to use its Shuttle Ejector
than your finger nails or screw driver
"how much better it is to have a Rotary Spool
Pin that keeps thread from breaking or tight*
them. Be it further
Resolved: That a copy of these re
solutions be spread on the minutes ot
our Camp and lie charter be draped
in mourning for a period of thirty
Mrs. Ellis Cannon.
Mrs. Dr. Koob. Committee
this wonderfully perfect machine without the least qualification, we
it to you on 30 days Trial in your own home. Sew on it for 30 days. Give
hard test you can think of for 30 days. Compare it point by point with
other machine. Then if you have not been convinced that it is the best
machine you ever heard of, the most convenient, the most improved, and if the
price does not delight you—return the machine to us. We will refund
deposit so that the trial will not cost you one cent.
Our reason for making you this offer it to bare you notice bow mucb lighter its 8 sett of ball bearing*
make It ruo.
talking price, we have decided to make it easy for you to own
FREE and find out its quality yourself. We will sell it to you at your own
terms, as low as $1.00 a week, and to show you how we place our whole establish
—how much more otnamental Us French-leg de
sign and dustless japanning ate
—bow much more convenient it is to have an
So Come and See The FREE
tomorrow and take it home with you
P. Christen sen
Automatic Tension Release, Automatic Lock
ing drawers, an Improved Head Latch, a Belt
that never comes off, and a 5 years Insurance
Policy against every kind of accident.
The Greatest LaborSav=
ing Medium of the 20th
The father, mother and as many of
the neighbors as had been taken Into
their confidence were very much wor
ried about the 20-year-old daughter
Lena. She had been keoplng com
pany with, and was at last engaged to
Will Armstrong. Mr. Henderson had
not put his foot down In time. He
was a merchant and the Idea that his
daughter should "take up with" a
clerk in another store and working
on a salary of $10 per week, angered
and humiliated him.
Things were at sixes and sevens
when Uncle Ben arrived. He was sev
enty years old and worth a thousand
dollars for every year of his age. Ev
eryone looked up to Uncle Ben. He
was a great hand to advise. He made
a specialty of advising whenever op
portunity offered. If a man had a
cow which only gave five quarts of
milk per day Uncle Ben would ad
vise him that It was Just as easy to
have one which gave double the
amount. He advised his neighbors
how to live in peace and unity—young
men what sort of girls to pick out—
girls what sort of fellows, and he
lived his life knowing that the great
world would sadly miss him when his
time came to go.
The old gentleman didn't wait two
days before tackling his job. He
didn't go to see the young man, as he
might have done. All young men
were alike. He first led off on the
duty of children to their parents.
They must obey. What did a girl of
twenty, who had never churned or
made soft soap, know of human char
acter? Right in his youthful breast
Will Armstrong might have the seeds
of murder and piracy. After marriage
they would grow and thrive like a lot
of burdocks, and it would eventually
be the gallows for him. Yes, the gal
lows, and the wife would stand at
the foot of it with streaming eyes and
wish she had never been born. Then
the good Uncle Ben took up the com
mercial side of the case. Let It go
that they loved. Admit, for the sake
of argument that no murderous seeds
were waiting to blossom in William's
breast. He was getting a salary of
$10 a week—only $10. Plow far would
that go towards making a home? It
was easy to figure. So much house
rent—so much sugar, coffee, tea, flour
and butter. There might be 50 cents
a week over, but that would have to
go for rheumatic liniments and corn
After a talk lasting for hours, In
which the girl had very little to say.
Uncle Ben patted her on the shoulder
"I am glad you see things my way,
dear. You are going to drop this
young man and be sensible."
"But I am not," she replied. "Un
less he dies or backs out we shall
"Then you can't think I know
"Not about girls. When they love
and wed they are willing to do with
very little tea and coffee. Will and I
shall get along. You are a dear old
uncle, but when It comes to choosing
a husband let a girl alone."
"Look here, Lena," replied the old
man after some thought, "you are my
favorite niece. I don't want to see
you go to the poorhouse, nor weeping
at the foot of the gallows. Send this
young man about his business. If you
will do this I'll agree to put $5,000 In
the bank for you against a marriage
with somebody In your station."
"Not for sale, Unol® Ben!"
Uncle Ben had no more to say to
her. She refused to follow his advice
and was therefore to be considered a
lost soul. His advice to the parents
"Bay no mora. Let her make her
Here it is==The Automatic Power
Washer and l& h. p. Waterloo
bed aiid lle in it."
And his anger and outraged dignity
would not permit him to say more at
the time. It was known to the fam
ily three days later, however, that he
proposed to hunt up the homeliest
girl in the county and make her a
present of the money he had offered
to his niece.
Ten days passed, and then the
weeping Mrs. Henderson announced
that Lena was not In her room. She
had not gone to bed for the night.
She had fled by wa» of the window
and the roof of the woodshed. That
she and Will Armstrong had eloped
there was little doubt.
On the fifth day Uncle Ben took a
stroll around the village and stepped
Into a grocery to get two cents' worth
of bark cinnamon to chew on. He
was waited upon by a smart-looking
young man. He asked questions and
they were answered so courteously
and Intelligently and the young man
One of the greatest aids in reducing the
hard labor on the farm is aH h. p. Wat
erloo Boy Engine. Ft takes the place of
the best team, the highest wind mill and
the steadiest farm hand. It will pump,
grind, run cream separator, churn, and
will even do the WASHING without a KICK if given a chance. In the AUTOMATIC WASHER we have a
REAL power WASHER and WRINGER. Remember this fact—it is NOT a hand power machine rebuilt, We
have a perfect control, so when engine is once started it need not be stopped until the washing is finished. The
operation of the machine is controlled entirely by the side lever and our patent clutch beneath the tub, doing
away with tight and loose pulleys and shifting belts, this clutch arrangement delivers power to the Washer and
Wringer as the side lever is shifted. No fly-wheel is used to shake the lift out of a machine, and all our gear
ing is built on a substantial platform beneath the tub and out of the way, putting the Automatic Washer en
tirely in a class by itself in all these respects. THE AUTOMATIC REVERSIBLE WRINGER is a wonder.
By the simple shifting of the small handle attached to the wringer, the direction of rotation is reversed at will]
enabling the operator to release goods entangled in the rolls. Get an Automatic Power Washer for your wife's
sake. For sale by the
very much alive to things
that the adviser patted him on the
shoulder and said:
"Young man, you are just what I
was at your age, and I am now worth
over $70,000. Keep right on."
"Uncle Ben, this is my husband,
Mr. Will Armstrong," said a voice at
his elbow, and he turned to confront
his smiling niece.
There was a long minute to embar
rassing silence, and then the old man
"You come across to the bank with
me this minute."
"But why? I didn't take your ad
"And that's exactly why, and I'm
going to make it $10,000 instead of
"I thought you had things fixed?"
"Well, the other side corrupted the
judges and jjot a fab- count."
IT SOMETIMES HAPPENS.
"Do you remember that little, wa
tery-eyed, lazy chap we had here*three
or four years ago?" asked the head of
the lirm. "Binks, I think, his name
was. I discharged him for Incom
"Binks?" the assistant manager re
plied "oh, yes, I remember him well."
"He came in to see me today."
"Did he? He went from here to
New York, didn't he? I suppose he
was wearing a silk hat and an over
coat with a fur collar."
"That's- the funny thing about his
case. I can't understand it. He was
all run down at the heels and wanted
to know If I would give him 50 cents."
"I think you will like this goods,
madam," urged a salesman in a
dry goods shop. "It is just the
thing for a stout, middle-aged lady."
"Sir!" squealed the customer in a
rage. The clerk saw his faux pas
and recovered himself quickly.
"Pardon me," he smiled, "I mistook
you for the young lady who was here
yesterday looking for something for
her grafldmother. Now that I look
at you again, I see that this was an
older person. Now, if you are buying
for yourself, we have something over
It is said that two eminent surgeons
had a quiet interchange of views the
other day, and among other things,
Said one tq the other: "What did
you operate on Mr. Smith for?"
Said the other: "For $600."
Said the first: "No, I mean what
Said the other: "Oh, he strained
himself holding on to the $600 and I
cut him loose."
Of Course Not.
"Is It true that you punched Johnny
on lie nose?"
"Yessum. but it was his own fault."
"And how was it his own fault?""
"He ain't got no business beln'
Not for Charity.
Srnythe—Yes, we had a good day's
fiport yesterday. Juggins got a big
bag and sent It to the hospital.
Brownie—Oh, yes, what did he get?
"Does Miss Gabby show much ob
servation in conversation?"
"I don't know about the observa
tion, but she is generally observing
The beautiful stenographer was
alone in the private office of the great
financier. Presently a reporter for the
Evening Howitzer arrived. He glanced
first at the beautiful stenographer,
then looked at the closed desk of the
great financier and after that he took
a careful survey of the office.
"Mr. Bullington is not in, is he?"
"I don't believe he is," the beauti
ful stenographer replied, "but you
might look in the waste basket. He
may be hiding under some of the pa
Merely a Suggestion.
With the same old resolutions
Each year a man embarks
He nilKht save time by using
A bunch of ditto marks.
Because it quickly and hygienic
ally removes all discolorations,
corrosions and grease without
scratching or injuring the surface.
Soap cleaning leaves a sticky film
that catches more dirt
Many other uses
and Full Directions on
Large Sifter-can JOt
Have you some money in your pocket or
about the house for which you have no imme
diate use? Why take the risk of loss by fire,
theft or misplacement? Bring it to us open a
savings account make it earn something for
you. You can get it any time you need it four
per cent interest paid.
First National Bank
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