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PLAYER PUT POWER WHERE WAS DEMANDED. IT Village Musician Made Up in Willing ness What He Lacked in Knowl edge, But Failed to Please Director. In the village of Bellows Fails, Ver mont, some 40 years ago a band was organized, and was fairly successful. Its personnel was varied as to age and appearance, and there was one member of this organization. Crossett by name, who by virtue of his loose, baggy attire, his immense "muffler," which he never took off nine months of the year, and his shapeless, soft hat stood alone as an eccentric oddity. The band had resumed practice the first of April in a small room over the post office. Passers-by could readily hear their "strains," and there was much satis faction in the village in anticipating concerts during the approaching sum mer. One evening the band members were being drilled in a rather quieter selec tion than usual and the director was endeavoring to tone down some of the vigor put into the playing. Crossett. who played the bass instrument, seem ed to possess unusual enthusiasm that evening, and especially in that piece. The other players modulated their tones somewhat, but he, bravely, bold ly blew "for all he was worth." After two or three attempts to induce Cros sett to play softer the director paused and called out: "Why in thunder. Crossett, do you play so loud?" " 'Coz it says so in my music," he answered. "It says so," returned the director, leaving his place and going to where Crossett sat, hugging his big instru- L1MIT HAD BEEN REACHED. Why Josiah Did Not Take Unto Him self a Fourth Helpmate. Many years ago Josiah X set tled on a farm in Connecticut near the sound. After the death of his wife he erected a square white marble tomb stone, on which was inscribed: "Amelia, wife of" Not long afterward he married again, but his second wife did not long survive, and to save expense he Wm M ! the Others. Declined to Ee Number 4. divided the original stone and the slab recorded the name of "Harriet, the second wife of." And yet again did he take unto him self a wife who also lived but a few years and was laid away with the others. And yet again was Amelia relieved of some of the weight oi ble that pressed the sod above hei .. make a tablet for "Sarah, third be loved wife." Xot long afterward he proposed to a dressmaker who had been accus tomed to fashion garments at his house during his three domestic dy nasties. She requested a little time to consider. A week later when he called for her answer, she said: "Well, I guess I'll hev to decline, Josiah, for I've been up to the ceme tery and there ain't one of them stones thet'll split." EVERY HOUSE HAS ASH PIT To Prevent the Wind From Blowing Live Coals Around. Drowned ment. and looking at his "part." Then pointing to a place where there was the usual mark for "soft," he said: "What do you call that?" "P. P.," replied Crossett. "Well, and what do you suppose p. p. means?" Crossett looked up out of his "muf fler," which half buried his head, and replied: "Purty powerful, don't it?" The shout that followed this reply gave new assurance to those outside that the band was in good wind that night. NEW USE FOR ALARM CLOCK. Among the objects that invariably attract the attention of tourists in Den ver are the ash pits at every house. These are made necessary by the character of the coal commonly used for domestic purposes and by the high winds that prevail. The ashes of the lignite coal so extensively burned hold the heat for an extraordinary length of time, remaining red-hot for many hours, or if kept from the air, for days after passing through the grate bars. It is evident that if these red-hot ashes are thrown out in back yards or vacant lots the high winds that sweep across Timepiece May Be Utilized as Auto matic Doer Opener. An ordinary alarm clock may, in the manner here indicated, be made, at j any time wished for, u perform vari-; ous useful services, such, for instance. ; as unbolting a door. Detach the hammer of the alarm, if you do not wish to ring the bell, fix ; the clock firmly ki a box fastened to . the wall, and set the alarm overnight ; for, let us say, seven o'clock.' Attach ' a line to the stem of the winding; handle of the alarm. Keeping the line j taut, attach its other end to the knob j of the bolt to be unfastened. j At seven o'clock next morning the alarm will "go off." of course without j sounding the irong. While it is so do-; ing, the handle will revolve, and. by , winding the line as it does so. will thus ! unbolt the door. i Other adaptations of the same idea! will occur to many persons. NOVEL MEDICINE IN CUBAk SIMPLE METHODS OF PLANTA- TION PHYSICIANS. Household Ash Pit. the plains would scatter them broad cast, making them a constant menace tt the eyes and clothing of passers by. as well as to inflammable property of every kind. Every house is therefore required by city ordinance to be pro vided with an ash pit, shaped like an old fashioned bake oven, with small openings at the top through which the ashes are thrown. Another opening in one side at the bottom permits their removal when the pit is full. Prescription Unable to Cure Chris tado on Earth Was to Be Given Another Chance in the Next World. "When I first went to Cuba to man age a sugar plantation," said the Bos ton man, "I knew nothing about the customs prevailing among the hands. I soon found that each worker contrib uted so much per month to a purse to employ a doctor in case of illness. The doctor had an oflice at the works and was considered a great man. It was about four weeks before I had an op portunity to size him up professional ly. Then one day a hand came in and said to him: " 'Doctor, Christado has been taken with the sickness.' " -So?' queried the man of medicine. 'Then give him this pill.' "The man went away, but in the course of an hour he returned to an nounce: " 'Doctor, Christado has been taken ivith more of the sickness.' " 'So? Then give him another pill.' "The man came the third time to an nounce that Christado was worse of the sickness, and was sent away wit'j JL l- Give Him - II' 1 . .'fab w o w FIELD DAI mi PICNIC LOW Saioriav, September , MO., 19th, 1908 A Day of Outing, Pleasure and Enjoyment. Beginning at 10 o'clock there will be Bund Music, Singing by Quartette, Reci tations. Ktc. Address of Welcome, Mayor Sow J, B. Bridgmon. Twelve o'clock noon, Dinner on the grounds. Speaking in the Afternoon by Sov. Com. Joseph Cullen Bryant Founder of Woodcraft. Sov Manairer. J. E. FITZGERALD, and Prominent Missouri Statesmen. "Then This for a third pill. He finally returned the fourth time and said: '"Doctor, I have to announce that Christado is dead of the sickness.' " 'So? He took the pills?' "He faithfully did.' " 'And they did not cure him?' "They faithfully did not.' " 'Then it only remains to bury him and the rest of the box with him that he may get better in heaven.' " PROVED WORTH OF CEMENT. But Loss of Ship Made It Rather Costly Advertisement. An extraordinary and expensive cement advertisement was furnished by a recent shipwreck. The ship So coa. bound for San Francisco with a cargo of cement for use in the re building of the city, was wrecked off the Lizard on the Cornwall coast. The ship struck a rock, which tore a large hole in her side, and remained fast ened as upon a pivot. When the sal vage crew arrived to see about taking the Socoa from her perilous position, says the Cement Age, the men found a remarkable condition of affairs. The water had entered the hold and its action upon the cargo had caused the cement to set. It had accommodat ingly set hard ; round the rock that pierced the side of the ship, which now remains fastened there perma nentlv in its unimie position. The en tire cargo lias become as Irani as stone, and nothing can be done with the ship except to dismantle as much of the wood as can be removed. The hull will probably remain there for many years as a conspicuous adver tisement for the cement manufactur ers. PRIZES will be awarded to : The Oldest Woodman present, the Youngest Woodman, the Largest Man, the Small est Man, the Ugliest Man, Prettiest Woman, Etc., Etc. BIGELOW CAMP, No. 35. will hold a meeting in Woodmen Hall at S o'clock ..f tt-1iL.1i .1 l.ivio .liaa rvf f!inr1irlifu: Nvvm f!iimtva in M nl f. n n d Atp.llisrm flnnn ties will be introduced. The beautiful Protection Degree will be exemplified by the Mound City Degree Team. Exhibition Drills by Uniform Rank during the day. Class Initiation at night. PLENTY OF ICE WATER ON THE GROUND. Go and Take the Family. T.J BRIDGMON, G. A. CON A WAY, MART GRAHAM, HUMMERSVIliLE. Routes 3 and 4 Mound City. picking to- junday EARLY ON THE WRONG PATH. I INKSTAND. I Watch inse'-tpe in oj Coincidence i? Births A smsuiar colKC-iaone is ronorted from Droguccla. Ircl.ir-e. Xcccntly the wives of two brothers, narked Donnel ly, employed at a local factory, gave birth to twins, all boys. The grand fatber and grandmother, as Trell as the great-grandfather and great-grand-raotber of the children are all alive. The four babies are to receive the names of the evangelists, Matthew, Mark. Luke and John. From London Comes Story of Youth ful "Bunco Steerer." An amusing story of the wiles of a boy confidence trickster was told re cently in a London (Eng.) police court, where Frederick Martin, 17 years old, was charged with obtaining money by trickery from several young er bovs. Evidence was given which indicated that Martin has been doing a larce business as a "bunco" man for a long time. Two boys had three weeks vanes in their pockets, when Martin introduced himself to them as the son of a horsekecper, and said his father had sriven him a herd of young goats. The sanitary inspector, he ex- tin5npfl nhiected to his keemns so many of them, and he had to get rid of some, so he offered to give a goat to each of the boys. They all went to the mews where Martin said the goats were, and on the way Martin explain- oil Hint it was necessary to show the kids some round discs, to coax them in lonvo their mother. He said that shillings would do and the boys chang ed their wages into shillings and hand nri ihnm to Martin, who entered the stable with them and disappeared. When thev became uneasy and asked one of the stablemen where the goats were, he told them that several other boys had been asking the same ques Uon. GREEN STUFF ON SHIPBOARD. Cress Is a Great Factor for Keeping Sailors in Health. This scene is one that may be wit nessed in vessels exploring the Arctic or Antarctic oceans. To keep the crews of these ships in good health, fresh vegetables are of the utmost use. And most valuable of all is cress, for it has a great medici nal value, and is grown rapidly. Such expeditions, then, take wLth them large quantities of cress seed, and the picture shows the peculiar manner in whicii the useful vegetable is raised. The seed is sprinkled upon a thick, warm blanket, and is watered several W -Everybody m'lmiis to be busy matocs. li v.Si P.nh.-irL v:t on our struut iiiKrniii. -Quite a shower of rain ::t;rotl tbi vicin ity, Monday. -Kvt-ryone from this villeita!;in;.' in the. Urz rolling today. -llerl Combs made a pleasant call in Hum inersvilie, Sunday. Miss Mina l'atton visited with Miss Maynie Combs. Sunday eveninir. A few from this community attended the ball Kami: Sunday, at the city. The sect ion men are playini; havioc with the weeds in this jiart of the country. -ch:is. Elder visited anions friemN and relatives in the city. Saturday eveninir. Mr. and Mrs. J. Kossand Miss Tearl Freed, .... . , -.1. ..r I... ,.ltv Siin- were visum;? menus mum u -j day. Hiram ICinir and wife and Mrs. .liisper Kadley. visited with Jacob Lovell and wife. Sunday. Aiu... i.-i,,r..ii.-i. :md llertha Champliu were visltlna with Mr. and Mrs. Edward Uel- vins, Sunday. -Several of this neisbborhood spent the -.1 hi iotiirllri V evening at tne i;rysuu-i.m;.ii.. which was certainly fine. Chas. MeN'ulty was quite sick the fore part of the week with the :asthma. which he has- been troubled with durini: the summer. Mrs. Jacob lovell is improving to some extent at this writing She has neuralgia oi the stomach. Dr. John Tracy is her auenn- ins: physeiau. -Win. Johnson, of (iracemont. Okla.. who has been here for some time, on a visit, win leturu to his home by the first of next wee. Cood by, Uncle Bill. - Earnest Kadley who has been sick since the fair at Maltland, is improving sun. this wrilimr. He has sot the typnom ieu.. Ur E. M. Miller is the altenditi- physician. KHl'ltrKNTATIVK. times a day we notice a fur-clad sail or carrying out the operation with warm water. Thus the cress thrives wonderfully, and the product of this, the Polar explorers' "woolen kitchen cranlon." is much appreciated by all the hardy heroes who partake of it One Family Twenty-Nine Medals A unique record for regular school attendance has been established by a family named Redhead, residing at Xnrtbamnton. Encland. five of the children having earned 29 medals. Whit Maupin has two damson trees from which there has been gatb ered sixty gallons, netting 512 for the two trees. Hurt on Blue Monday. Last Monday, while grading on the bank of Davis Creek, Sam Gelvin had the mis fortune to cut three of his fingers on a bolt, which was in one end of the double tree, while handling a scraper: later-on be also let the semper fall upon his right foot, which caused him much pain. He sajs he expects to attend the log-rolling this week, if he is crippled up to some extent, lie has had the rheumntism all summer, and is now planning for a pair of crutches. This is why he claims last Monday was a blue day for him. Big Lake. -Geo. McCulIy was a lake visitor Sunday. -Mrs. .Bud Bcasle visited W. E. Simou Monday. -John iden made a business t rip to Oregon, last Friday. James Bunker made a business trip to St. Joseph. Monday. Lester Kleener. of Mound City, Sundayed with Chas. Simon. Will Erwin. Misses Maple's and Gibson Sundayed at Ideu's. Earl Fuller and Clara Brock, from Mound City. Sundayed at Iderfs. - Miss Anna Waldron iiad company Sunday Hays Graham, of Bijrelow. Hester Bunker, of Villisea, Iowa, was visitins home folks this week. W. S. Thomson, of Crais. was at the lake Monday, in his auto run about. Miss Itosa Duncan is visitini; her sister, Mrs. Pat Tyman. north of Mound City. James Bunker and Chas. Simon caujrht 130 croppie and striped bass Sunday of last week. James Bunker's uncle and aunt from Villisea, Iowa, were on the lake campins hist week. Lew Worth and Ward Knight, of Falls City. Nebr., spent a few days at the lake re cently. Claud Stanley was in our midst, Sunday. Frank Vest and wife were Coke Jackson visitors Sunday. James Mendenhall and Will Kins, from Mound City, tooic dinner with the pencil pusher, Sunday. Miss Rosa Duncan returned home from a week's visit with her sister in Liberty neish- borhood, Saturday. "Whit" Maupin from Oregon, and his brother Will, from Lincoln, Xeb.. were seen fishing at the lake last week. Tom Boseberry. John Frazier, Fra.ier Galloway. Jennie Smith, J. M. Austin and E. Martindaie and wife were .Sunday visitors at the Lake. A jolly crowd from Falls City. Sundayed at Idea's; they were out for a sood time, and they certainly had it, although they did not caich any fish on this trip, we hope they will have better success the next time. The party consisted of K. O. Wooddi-tl and wife, Orval Schoenheitand wife. A. W. Doernerarid wife and Miss Dean .V.lller. Come again kind friends, and bring the risht kind of bait. Missouri, as I have got all I can do to write' up the pretty lady that came here from Xe- hraska. When 1 say pretty, I mean beauti-J ful, principally the Falls City girls with Isolde teeth. Jack, j f Forest City. . Pansy Nol tnd was a St. Joseph visitor,. Saturday. Mr. Pete GalhriMh was a St. Joseph visi tor Saturday. I rank Vvyiie, of M. Josepii, visited home : folks Saturday. Olive Boyd visited several days of last 3 week, in Oregon. Garrey Carson, of St. Joseph, visited Sun-g day with John Carson. Sr. 3 Esther Stigmaier visited Saturday and,. Sunday with Pearl Murry. " Mel MeN'ulty, of St. Joseph, visited over , Sunday at the Murry home. Mabel Boyd left Saturday evening fo Maitland. where she will trim. e Ora Mullens, of St. Joseph, was a Sunday visitor at the Fit.maurice home. f Belle Bullock returned home Saturday., after a ten days' visit In St. Joseph, and Wa thena, Kas. u q Dr. Tracey. Sr., of Mound City, was shak ing hands with his many friends In the city Saturday evening. f BileyTurney and family, and Bert Fa? bank visited Sunday and Monday in St. 3o seph. Mrs. Turney purchased her fall mll-.f liuery. BastC: e REAL ESTATE MIMEOGRAPH, PUBLISH KI) WKKKLV BY W. II KICIIARD8. ORKOON , MO. OKKICKlPSTAIHS IX THEMOOKE3LOCK. Abstracter and Negotiator of Loans. Transfers for the week ending August 29, 190S: V.'ABKANTV DEEDS. J K Minton to A Wake, lots 3 22, 23, block 2, Fortescue. .. Wm Smither to U B George, S'A- 3G, CO, 37 II li liarrukman to Thomas mond, lots 23, 21, block 1-1, to Mound City. .. 1, ne Al- Ex The largest party of the season has John Iden's cottage rented for the week. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Fogg. Annie Virgina and Gertrude Fogg. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. I. D.Thompson, Mr. ami .Mrs. . I. K. J iifmp-. . v i- j , ,, ,,, Z Story to hlrzabeth Lickhter, et son, Mrs. I-rank Decker and Mi-s l.eta. inun Mound City; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Campbeil, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Dy.sart and Miss Emzx.a Dyvirt. Mrs. rullssen Smirh.Mr.s. L. D. Cowan. Mamie. Frances and Ella rowan, from :-t. .I.ej,. They remained till Friday last, when they re turned to their respective iH.rnes. 42.")1 l.noq. 51, b;v nw 27, 02, Mr. Representative. I am very sorry that 1 did not have the pleasure to meet the five young ladies from your vicinity, and will beg of s'ou to write them up yourself if you want tliere name to appear in the best paper la al, lot 1, section 10 J V Wright to Win Vanvicklo, s:v sw 27, C2, JO Richard C Hunter to Mrs E W Elunter, et al QUIT CLAIM DEEDS. J E Pierpoint and wife to T C Dungan. se 11, CO, 3! 6CQt T. e 1C7 n WilJ- '4.