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VOLUME 41. •i hi« i8 a IK1) ^*4 M*' Prof. King Spends Entire Day in Denison Last Thursday. BIG PRIZES FOR GOOD ROADS Offered by Denison Commercial Club as Result of Interest Taken in the Meetings. ,' Ward King, the Good Roads Apos "tie, visited Denison on Thursday, spend ing the entire day preaching the gospel lor which he is famous and showing the farmers and business men a practical test of what can be accomplished by the §imple methods he advocates. The forenoon meeting was held in the •opera house and the tne attendance was large lor a forenoon meeting. Not only was the attendance good but those pres ent were not there trom idle curiosity, but to learn something, if possible, for the ad- Vantage of the Community and themselves. At this session Prof. King devoted him self larg ly to the theory of road bui.ding the spirit that keeps the roads in poor ^condition and the spirit that must prevail ibifore good ro:if!s can be obl.iined. He ^spoke in no uncertain terms of the work tof many road t.osser and the way many "flax-payers loafed when they were sup ifposea to be "working" out their pell tax. "He defended the new road law in Iowa (and urged that it was wall that the prop "jei'tv road tax was payable in money and .-foot in work There wa- some discussion .'on this point and on several others show ing the intelligent interest taken in what jMr. King ha I to saw Mitel photo of a clav hill south of Ward King's house that Sua bren dragged since 1896. The hats were placed in the road to bring out the curvature of the sur face' hi- road is^s faat wide between thi ditches and 40 feet between the fences to the day when th# second.4ictW^^^«pA^rr»*d Afternoon Session. The afternoon |meeting commenced irpromptli' atom: clo.k and adjourned ||00n i£ter tw o'clock 'n order to let the Sfarmers attend the hnud Corn Special at •sKthe IUiuoi-, Central ^fter ainnei Mr. ^5 •it King got down to business and told the farmers how to work the roads. He show ed a model of the road drag that has been ed so successfully on many roads and explained both the practice and the the ory of its use. This is a picture of the crcss roads of a mile from th» scene nf the first picture. The horse was down in 30 seconds after he stopped The first impression here is that the other hor^e is under the mud. but ivir. Carso" declares he saved the horse. Mr. King sa\s: "Everybody hereabouts admits that these places would not have become impassible if they had been properly dragged.'' The'drag is an implement of simple and cheap construction and with this Mr. King says the roads should be dragged after each rain or wet season. He said he was surprised to learn how effective this process was when he first commenced to use it. After a rain the soil is plastic and almost impervious to water where it is subject to constant travel. In other words, it forms a kind of cement, and tte W|S r: i!Si iw nn rt t| vj £.-» ^V10?^ object of the drag to spread this natural best wo.k cement evenly over the surface of the road-way When it dries it hardens and in a short time the road becomes hard, the water will run off qoicVlv and while roads that are not draped. Mm st impassable the dragged road w.ll bj in good condition Mr. King explained tpe making of the drag and how it was to be operated, he also oflered the encouraging statement that the worse the mud and clay the more quickly it responded to the good effects of the drag and the better road it would make. Through the kind ness of the Northwestern road we are en abled to give our readers two views. These views were taken on the same road on the same day and the scene cf the boulevard and the sceue of the mired buggy are within a mile of each other. Certainly if such fine results C3n be ob tained by so simple and inexpensive a method, it would seem almost criminal for any farmer to neglect to use them At the conclusion of \i r. King talks twenty-five farmers held up their hand promising to make a drag and use it dur- waafirm. smoothed dry. ing the coming year. Thereupon, Mr Sears McHenry, on behalf cf the Denison Commercial club, announced the offering of the fallowing priz For the bast mile of dragged road with in seven miles of Denison, S50 second best, S30 third bast. $20. For the best ilf-mile o£ roid on any one of the six rural routes out of Denison, first prize, $20 second prize, ?io. The only conditions imposed are these: That those wishing to compete shal notify the Club prior to September 1, 1905. That the King drag shall be used. That no piece of road shall receive two prizes. That the priaes shrill be awarded by some non-resident of Crawiora cojutv. to be selected by the Club. That the prizes shall be warded be tween March 1, and April 1 19 d. These pri/.esare liueial ones .md are well worth working for. leaving out the question of improved roads that the far mer himself will enjoy. We hope to see a large field of competitors and that not twenty-five but five times th-it number of drags will be used in the county this year Immediately after the Corn Special pulled out at the Illinois Central station Mr. King was driven to Locust street where he gave a practical test of the drag using one which had been built here dur ing the day according to Mr. King's speci fications, Perhaps five hundred people witnessed Mr. Kingjat work with his drag The road was much' too hard and dry to present the- conditions nscessary for the ,x,,w.tic»E«p' s:«W2'C-1/ V'-^4 „uV-v THE DENISON THE REVIEW will be pleased to publish any letters of communication relative to this question of good roads and to receive for publication any reports as to the op eration of the drag and its effectiveness. WILL WAS SUED Hard Fought Contest in District Court. Ths evidence showed -that the. testator was eighty-six years of age at tne time of his death, on July 4th, 1904. He had made the original will a number of years prior to his death, and bad added on two different occasions codicils to his will. It was claimed by members of the family that he had a delusion that a Mr. Wetzel, an uncle of his grandchild, was pursuing him with a view to doing him bodily in jury, and that the old gentleman mani fested bis apprehension of bodily harm from Mr, Wetzel by barring his windows at night and barricading his house against what he regarded as a threatened assault from Mr. We!z?l. It was further testified toby members of the family that he frequently said that had made his will and given to his grandchild the property in order to ap pease the wrath of Mr. Wetzel, the uncle of the grandchild, and that if he gave the property to the child Mr. Wetzel coula not have the heart to do him anv injnry The neighbors of the decedent, many of them, testified that they knew the deced nt intimately for many years before his -ath, that he was a man of more than ordinary mental capacity, and was a great reader that his memory was extraordina ry, and that during their acquaintance wiih him for many years they had never discovered any evidence of a delusion or insanily of any kind. Many of them tes lied that they met him daily and talked with them on various topics, and never discovered any symptoms of mental de rangement. Some of the most promin ent people in the neighborhood were in clude. in the witnesses in support of the will, The case was submitted to the jury on Friday evening, and during the night the jury returned a verdict sustaining the will and ending the contest. We are not advised as to whether another appeal will be taken to the Supreme Court or not. Every Drop of Sherwin-Williams Paint, (S. W. P.) can be depended upon to do good work. Every can is full measure gSBHI sits to be shown. Mr King, nev ertheless, improved the road greatly in the half hour which he employed in drag ging the block just south of the Shaw residence. 1 hose who spent the lay with Mr. King, attending the meetings and seeing the actual working of the drag expressed themselves as entirely satisfied with the practicability of Mr. King's ideas and the simple implement he uses for his road work. Mr. King has done more to im prove the roads of this county than any road supervisor has done in a dozen years could do in a half dozen more. He has set people to thinking and has started public opinion in the right way. Our people should certainly be grateful not onlv to Mr. King but to the Northwestern railway, which made hia coming possible. the KLINKEFUS DECLARED SANE Court Adjourns After Close of This Long Drawn Fight Over Klinkefus Will. The March term of the District Court adjourned on last Saturday morning at the close of the Klinkefus will contest case, in which the jury returned a verdict sustaining the will, and admitting it to probate. The case was vigorously con tested, the probate of the will being ob jected to by Mrs. Cottrell, a daughter ol the testator. The objection on her par to the probate of the will was that it gave a grandchild of the decedent one hundred and sixty acres of lai-'d, a valuable farm ia Dallas county, and gave to the daugh ters of the decedent only four hundred dollars each. The contention of the con testant was that the decedent was of ex treme age and of unsound mind when he made the will, and that it discriminated unfairly in favor of hia garndebild and against his own childran. 7xr "V Jfig t»- DENISON, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1905. N'^ivv both in quantity and quality. When you buy S. W. P., you get your money's wcrth. It covers the greatest amount of surface and wears for the longest time. If you want quality and economy, buy S. W. P. Let us show you colorcards. Ph. A. Schlumberger, Agt: %$$$«& a®»S8w ^t%* &J5, n" IC.vf^ivv v\r^lv\ I \n \n \N \\\'Si h/1 \N \N w1^ K. The Palace NEW PATTERNS ?&v^\ $ fes,'i' ifpl* 0" fiSJ§tl#$! W E A E A IN E O ,. KM*® ^r-1 !?V Vfi **$¥ "•i -yas? t- I i- REVIEW Gasolene Stoves and Ranges on hand, they are the safest, best and handsomest gasolene stoves made. We also have Raw and Boiled Our Spring Lines of Have just arrived. We carry nothing but the latest styles. Cash Pntd lot Butter and Eggs- 1 A Proclamation TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN': THE SARACHON SISTERS 8 Meal- Oil 4* White Lead and Barn Paint, at right prices. See us before buying. Sr O E S Geo. Menagh & Co. The Ice Cream season for 1906 is hereby officially opened by Cream Maker Extraordinary to the Sovereign People of Crawford County. Bulk and at Retail. Finest Flavors—Purest Cream. M. M. BRADBURY, Prop IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT A GOOD TALKING MACHINE IS COME INTO CHAMBERLIN'S, The Jeweler. AND HEM ONE on display Friday and Saturday Prices reduced for Easter sale TwelvelPages this week. 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