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Mrs. David Conlin, of Near Dow City,
Dies at Home of Daughter, Mrs.
John Ileffernan, November 11th.
Deceased Leaves One Daughter, Twenty
Grandchildren, Eighteen Great Grand
children and One Brother
DOW CITY, Nov. .18—Special—On
Tuesday, November 11th, Mrs. Da.vid
Conlin passed away at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. John Heffern.an, south
of town, death resulting from complica
tions due to old age. Mary Houlihan
was born in Ireland about nirtety-flve
years ago. When yet tender in years
she came to New York with her par
ents and there was married to David
Cdhlin, who has preceded her by a few
years. One daughter, Mrs. James But
ler, passed away about sixteen years
ago. Mr. and Mrs. Conlin were resi
dents of Crawford county forty-four
years, having lived in Denison, Charter
Oak and Dow City. Those left to
mourn are one daughter, Mrs. John
Heffernan, twenty grandchildren, eigh
teen great grandchildren, one brother,
M. L. Houlihan, of Denison, and a host
of friends. The remains were taken to
Denison Thursday morning, where the
funeral service was held at- the Catholic
church, conducted by Father Hansen,
of Dunlap. Interment took place in
Denison by the side of her husband. We
extend sympathy to the sorrowing ones.
Game Protection
There are many more hunters than
there used to be, while the supply of
game has steadily fallen off. Most
sportsmen complain that hunting is not
the sport it used to be. Many forms of
wild life once very prolific have disap
peared. For others sportsmen have to
go long distances from home.
The killing of game for sale purposes
has greatly helped to deplete it. In or
der that high livers and swell hotels and
restaurants and clubs in large cities
should have their delicacies many spe
cies necessary for the preservation of
crops have been sacrificed.
All over the country protective asso
ciations have been formed to secure the
enforcement of game laws. The people
who love hunting for its own sake wilj
have to give hearty support to this
movement. Tl?o killing of wlld-gaflieulD
sell as a market delicacy IS generally*
contrary to public Interest.
Author of the "Doxology."
The author of the "Doxology" wa»
the English bishop, Thomas Ken
(1637-1711), who, in 1691, was deprived
of his see (Bathe and Wells) as a non
juror. His most widely known hymns
include tlie morning and evening
hymns, "Awake, My Soul!" and "Glory
to Thee, My God, This Night," both of
which end with the fanious "Doxol
ogy," "Praise God From Whom All
Bfessings Flow."
Original Personality.
The approach to the comprehension
of any original personality Ir art or In
philosophy Is slow but full of faseina
tltin. One first Impulse, I have usual
ly found, is one of tedious indifference
followed by rejection, probably accom
panied with repugnance. In this
sphere the door which opens at a touch
nifty only leqfl into a liovei. The portal
to a glorious temple may be through a
dork and dreary nnrthex, to be tra
versed painfully, It may be on one's
knees, a passage only Illuminated in
Its last stages by exhilarating bursts
of light as the door ahead momentarily
•wings open.—Havelock Ellis.
Miss Kitty Dalton of New York,
Knights of Columbus flower girl, who
jhaa distributed thousands of flowers to
Ireitucning fighting men in all of New
{York's veterans' parades, and on whom
general Pershing bestowed a klaa.
Section Two
Methodists of -Dow City Meet and Ar
range for Sunday Services During
Absence of Minister
DOW CITY, Nov. 18—Special—Sun
day morning at 11:30 preceding the Sun
day school session at the Methodist
church a congregation meeting was tyeld
to discuss and arrange the future Sun
day services in Rev. W. T. Kink's ab
sence. After having given the matter
thorough consideration it was decided
to ask Dr. Cable, the district superin
tendent, to secure a minister and send
to our church each, Sunday to conduct
both morning and evening services un
til the first of January at least. Ir was
Cannot be secured, that the various or
also planned, providing that a minister
ganizatlons of the church take charge
of the services by giving programs. A
committee of one member was appoint
ed from each department to attend and
oVersee plans for the work. Mrs. Frank
McHenry was selected to represent the
Woman's Foreign Missionary society
Mrs. A. H. Cook, the Woman's Home
Missionary society ,Miss Mildred Wig
gins, the Sunday school Mrs. Robert
Docherty, the Woman's Christian Tem
perance union Miss Marie Helsley, the
Epworth "League, and Mrs. Ida Talcott,
the Standard Bearers. Definite ar
rangements at present are awaiting a
reply from Dr. Cable.
Word "Check" Can Be Traced to
Term Employed in tha Ancient
Game of Chesa.
The historical adventures of the
word "check" give an interesting ex
ample of how a common term has
gained its present meaning.
It comes originally from Persia, and
is associated with the game of chess.
A shah is a Persian king, and centu
ries ago the word shah, or something
like it, was used to designate an at
tack upon the king In chess. Under
the influence of the medieval Latinist
th§ word underwent a curious change
to "scaccus" and later passed into old
French' as "eschec" or "eschac." From
the French it was but a step through
the Norman tongue into English as
"check" or "cheque."
After its form yas established the
•meaning of the word began to extend
from a formidable move in a game of
chess to any stoppage or rebuff of
something in progress, and gradually
it came to designate anything which
controlled or restrained anything else,
and so came to mean a token or ticket.
In the early days of "drawn notes," or
drafts, the counterfoil or stub in the
book was called a "check." About the
beginning of the nineteenth century
the word became synonymous with
draft, and some forty years ago was
established as the statutory definition
for "a bill of exchange, dmwn on a
banker, payable on demand."
Biscuit of Aneient Origin.
The biscuit Is In reality the oldest
form of bread. Nobody knows when
the process of fermentation was in
troduced in baking, but it Is certain,
that the making of simple cakes with
flour and water and without yeast—
that is, biscuits—dates from the high
est antiquity, foe such biscuits have
been found among neolithic remains.
The Greeks and Romans had advanced
from the primitive form of bread, but
they baked biscuits for special occa
sions, for use in military campaigns
and on voyages. The Romans called
this form of bread "panls nauticus,"
while the Greeks used for It a term
meaning "bread twice put Into the
fire." The word biscuit means, of
course, twice baked, but the ancient
practice of a double baking has long
been abandoned.
Real Butterflies as Ornaments.
The mounting of real butterflies as
milliner ornaments is a work of great
skill, and one la which the clever
fingers of the Frenchwoman are al
most indispensable. The Insect to be
utilized Is first left f°r
day ufcon
damp sand in order to soften it and
make it easier of manipulation. Both
sides of the wings are then covered
with a transparent white alcohol var
nish, and it is at once backed with
sateen of an appropriate shade, accord
ing to a writer In Wide World. When
dry, this stuff is carefully cut round
so as to exactly fit the butterfly, which
is then mounted on a wire—a light
and graceful object for a modiste.
The Eagle of Napoleon.
Napoleon revived the ancient symbol
of the Caesars. The Napoleonic eagle
Itself was eight Inches in height and
nine Inches across the wings. It stood
on a brass block three inches square,
and weighed three and one-half
pounds. Modern colors are as nothing
compared to the old ones, as difficult
to hide as the big drum.
Casting Finest Statuary,
The world's finest bronze statuary
la cast In sand found In France that
contains about 80 per cent silica and
20 per cent alumina.
New photograph of James S. Alex
ander, president of the National Bank
of Commerce of New York. He" Is a
member of a committee recently formed
through the suggestion of Henry
P. Davidson, of which John P. Morgan
Is chairman, and is advocating the for
mation of a gigantic pool to supply the
needs of burope on a credit basis. Mr.
Alexander believes he has devised a
practical and workable plan.
Additional Rulings on Reinstatement.
A series of decisions issued by the di
rector of the bureau of war risk insur
ance with the approval of the secretary
or the treasury provides more liberal
conditions for reinstatement of lapsed
or canceled insurance.
The provisions of treasury decision
No. 47, allowing eighteen months from
the date of discharge for reinstatement
upon payment of only two months', pre
miums on the amount of insurance to
be reinstated, are retained. That decis
ion. is liberalized, bpjyevfcrj by a^riew
provision that
the service
are permitted to reinstate by merely
paying the two months' premiums with
out making a statement as to health at
any time within three calendar months
following the month of discharge.
After the three months following the
date of discharge have elapsed, a state
ment from the applicant to the effect
that he is in as good health as at the
date of discharge or at the expiration
of the grace period, whichever is the
later date, will be required together
with a written application for reinstate
ment and the tender of two months'
premiums on the amount of insurance
he wishes to reinstate.
In order to give all former service
men whose insurance has lapsed or
been canceled, a fair chance to rein
state their Insurance, inclding men who
have been out of the service eighteen
months or more, and'who are therefore
barred from reinstatement under the
former ruling, a special blanket ruling
it made which allows all ex-service men
to reinstate their insurance before Dec.
31, 1919, providing that each applicant
is in as good health as at date of dis
charge or at expiration of the grace
period, whichever is the later date, and
so states in liis application. Of. course
it is necessary that he tender the two
months' premiums on the amount of
insurance he wishes to reinstate.
Service men who reinstated their jn
surance by payment of all back premi
ums prior to July 25, 1919. when the
decision requiring payment of only two
months' premiums went into effect, up
on written application to the bureau
may have any premiums paid in excess
of two applied toward the payment of
future premiums. For example, if af
ter a policy had lapsed for six months,
a man reinstated and paid six months
premiums instead of two, he may se
cure credit for four months' premiums.
The provisions for reinstatement do
not protect a man until he actually re
Instates. If he waits he may not be
in as good health as he was at the time
of discharge and consequently may not
be able to secure reinstatement.
Don't put off reinstatement. Do it
Home Town Feeling
FeW people realize how much their
success in life depends upon the pros
perity of their home town.
It is of course obVious that an in
crease of desirable population means
more business for the merchants. Every
well managed and* advertised store will
have more trade. All real estate will
become more valuable. But the prop
erty owners are not the only ones who
are benefited.
Anyone who works for wages or sal
ary in a growing town can expect to
share in the prosperity. If he is em
ployed by a growing business, that bus
iness will be able to give better pay to
competent workers. Those who feel
they are not profitably employed where
they are will be more likely to get a
better job without moving to some oth
er place.
It 16 therefore for the personal inter
est of every resident of Denison to give
his hearty and active support to every
movement that is calculated to advance
the prosperity of the community.
The people who think they can" pay
for any old extravagance by raising the
taxes are about the same ones who
can't see why house rents keep on ris
Although the American people seem
to believe in the "open shop," the book
agents need not think they can go in
and take everyone's time for a half hour
showing them their illustrated editions.
It is suspected there are more moon
shine nights than are shown in the old
farmer's almanac
S. J. Acker was up from Omaha and
made an over Sunday visit with his
wife and two daughters.
Carl Hansen was- down from Denison
Saturday and visited at the parental,
Claus Hansen, hone.
One day last week while engaged In
cutting corn Charley Starkey had the
misfortune to injure a finger on his left
hand to such ah extent as to sever the
end" of the member. From this result
he is laid up for a few days until the
wound is sufficiently healed to allow
him to return to his work here. At
present he is at the home of lii^ sister
in Crescent.
Plans leading toward the White Eele
phant sale, under the auspices of the
Library association, with the coopera
tion of the public* are rapidly progress
ing arid now'nearffflg. completion, as the
big affair comes on Saturday of this
week,' November 22d. The people In
general have been very liberal in re
sponding to the help of this undertak
ing. wtych signifies the great, interest
each one is taking: for p. puMic library
building in our town, toward which fund
the proceeds of this event are to' be
given. An unusually attractive assort
ment of posters h^ve been placed in
'the windows of the business houses the
past week, which are arousing a special
interest in the affair. According to the
present plans the sale will be held In
the, opera house.
Ed Ahart, Carl Laubscher and John
Siindag were in Oqtahp. Thursday visit
ing the stock market. The former two
purchased a number of cattle.
L. H. Goddard and two children came
Saturday for an over Sunday visit at
tM parental, E._V. Goddard, home.
Their home is in Fit. Dodge.
G. V. Jordan was a business visitor
at the county seat Thursday.
Mrs. Lester Cue was a passenger
frqip, Dunlap Thursday for a visit at
the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs,
W. H. Rule.
A. P. Moeller and James Scott went to
Ames Saturday to attend a football
Lewis Ahart, Glenn Coleman, Forest
Binnall, Frank Rule, Lowell Fagan and
Lloyd Coleman were in Dunlap Satur
day posting bllls_ for the Ahart
Joe Speaks was among the Denison
Visitors from this vicinity Saturday.
C. J. O'Meara was a caller in Dow
City Thursday from Denison.
A basket ball -game was held in the
school gymnasium Wednesday evening
between the grades -and high school,
the latter coming out victorious by a
score of 10 to 6. On Friday evening
following another interesting game took
place between the high school team
and the West Side high school team on
the home floor. The score was 33 to 8
in favor of the locals. A double header
game had been announced for this oc
casion when the local grades were to
play the West Side grades, but the lat
ter failed to show up.
Dr. F. N. Rowe is making arrange
ments to resume his practice of medi
cine, which business he discontinued
here the latter part of last May and
moved to Texas. He has decided to
'lpcate in Denison and will move his
family to that place.
Mr. and Mrs. Renz returned to their
home in Dunlap Saturday, having spent
the greater part of tlie week with their
daughter, Mrs. Reuben Malone, and
Lucille Cooper, Luclnda Baber and
Trenna Blackman were passengers to
Dunlap Saturday, where they made a
visit at the James Baber home, return
ing on Sunday.
An interesting item in the social cir
cle-which we Inadvertantly omitted last
week was* a-meeting of the M. W. M.'s
on- Saturday evening at the home of
Miss Lillle Gibson, there being a full
membership in attendance.. Fancy
work, social conversation and music
proiHded the occasion's entertainment,
which was enjoyed to the utmost by
each lady present. As a concluding
feature, the guests were seated to a
bounteous repast, after which they
took their leave, pronouncing Miss Gib
son a grand entertainer.
Miss Tillie Siemer. of Denison, has
been here the past week visiting at the
home of her brother, Henry Siemer,
and family.
Mrs. W. E. Fishel spent several days
last week in Danbury, where she was
called by the death of her nephew, lit
tle Richard Bryan, the four year old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bryan. The
Bryan family resided in our vicinity on
a farm west of town a few years ago,
during which time they were called up
on tor suffer similar grief and sorrow.
Dow City friends extend sympathy,
feeling sure that these people are hav
ing more than their share of trouble.
The Baptist people have added anoth
er organization to their church in the
way of a junior ufiion. This depart
ment was organized Sunday evening
with an enrollment of sixteen boys and
girls. More members will doubtless be
received from time to time. The Corps
of officers elected to carry on the .duties
of this organization is compos&d of
Mrs. G. A. Barker as superintendent
Clara Mae Munsey. president Marian
Carlson, vice president Ruth Rudd,
secretary:1 Frank Williams, tftasurer:
Marian Carlson, pianist: Ixiuise'Freder
icksen, assistant. The union will hold
its meetings each Sunday evening at
6:30, preceding the regular preaching
service at ,7:30.
Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Graul and chil
dren were down .from Arlon Sunday
visiting at the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. G. Graul.
While out on a hunting expedition
southeast of town the past week Wal
lace Edwards and- son, Cecil, experienc
ed another real streak of good luck by
capturing two wolves, which brought
them a neat sum.
Sunday afternoon at the Methodist
church a layman's meeting was held, as
had been previously announced. Owing
to the bad condition of the roads the
Capt. Leonard J. Matlack, who car
ried into Mexico the money to ransom
Ehe captured American army aviators
•nd then helped in the pursuit of the
bandits, has been very active in pre
vious operations against Mexican raid
ers and has been cited for his excel
lent* service on the border.
attendance was not as large as it oth
erwise would have been, but those who
were able to be present enjoyed the
service very much. Rev. M. M. Cable
and E. W. Pierce of the M. E. church at
•Denison were present ahd conducted
the meeting. Both gentlemen gavfe in
terestihg and lively addresses, speaking
along the centenary lines. A laymen's
meeting is to be held in the Broadway
church, Council Bluffs, on Thursday of
this week.at which time an all day ses
sion Is arranged for.
Biill sale to be h^jld soon.
'.George Spence lias returned to his
home In Harlan following a pleasant
week's visit with his mother, Mrs. Mary
Spence, and
brother, Will Spence
and family. Tfte fed beeru having a
week's vacation, frttn hts 4Uties in. the
electric fltthat place.
Miss Mabel Ahart returned to Dun
lap'Saturday after a visit at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
Ahart, east of town.
Miss Lillian Christiansen went up to
Schleswig Monday to spend a couple of
weeks at, the bQI&e.. .of _her sister, Mrs.
Otto Miller, and "family.
Roy Tech, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.
W. Tech, met with a painful accident'
Saturday. The lad was riding a horse
when the animal slipped and fell, throw
ing the boy off. His left arm and shoul
der were badly Injured and it is prob
able that he sustained a broken bone.
He will undoubtedly be laid up for
some time.
Gordon Baber left Monday for his
home in Pine Ridge, Neb., after a two
weeks' visit at the home of his mother,
Mrs.-IS. E. Baber, and with his brother,
Jay, and family. He also spent several
days visiting in Ames at the "home of
his sister, Mrs. Roy Roupe. His moth
er accompanied him as far as Denison
on his return.
Leslie Logsdon returned to Omaha
Monday after a short visit at the home
of his sister, Mrs. Frank Glassburner.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Tech entertained
as Sabbath guests their son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mesen
brlnk, of Denison, Mrs. Fred Coleman
and dhildren and Herbert, Walter and
Lillian Christiansen, of this place.
Mrs. W. H. Wiggins and little daugh
ter, Madonna, Ann., were brief visitors
in town with relatives Monday on their
way to Woodbine from an over Sunday
visit in Buck Grove.
Mrs. O. J. Judd invited a number of
young people into the home Saturday
evening to an elegant birthday dinner,
as a compliment t& the twentieth birth
day anniversary of her daughter, Bere
nice. The dffair was given in the na
ture of a surprise and was greatly en
joyed by each participant, but none
more than by Berenice. The party
composed fourteen of her friends.
Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Collins and two
children returned home AVednesday
from Dana, where they had been visit
ing relatives. Mrs. Collins and. the
children spent nearly two weeks there.
Mr. Collins joining them the Sunday
previous to their return.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sopher are enter
taining a baby daughter, born to them
Miss Hilda Hulgren, of Omaha, was
a Sunday visitor at the Jake Reeser
home, as were also Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Haskins and baby, Miss Ruby Reeser
and Mr. and Mrs. Jake Burwell and
baby, of Arion.
On Friday evening of the past week
Miss Tessie Jones and Elsen Holben, a
young couple from Pisgah were mar
ried at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Al
fred Jackson, Mr. Jackson being the
officiating clergyman.
James Pearsall, Sr., whose illness
has been mentioned in these columns
from time to time is reported to be
slightly improved at this writing, a
fact his friends will be very glad to
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Ohl and baby" and
Charlie Meeves. of Dunlap, were visit
ing at the Fred Christiansen home on
Charles Chase was In Buck Grove
the first of the week looking after his
farm interests there, to which place he
expects to move next spring.
Mrs. Ella Hain, who has been occu
pying the small residence of M. G. Wig
gins in the west part of town for a
number of years, vacated the past
week and is now residing with her
daughter, Mrs. Wesley. Cramer, in the
east part of town.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Butterworth were
in Omaha on business Tuesday. Miss
Helen Jackson was secured to take
Charge of the City bakery during their
Jesse Agee returned Monday from
Missouri Valley, where he had gone the
previous day to join his wife, and two
daughters who were visiting there, they
returning Monday evening.
Mrs. Frank Binnall went to Omaha
Thursday to have her eyes reexamin
ed, returning Saturday. The attend
ing- physician informed her that her
eyed are now in a greatly improved con­
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dition, which is very encouraging.
Earl Bonsall, of Sioux City, was here
Thursday on a business mission and
visited at the home of his brother, J. H.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Thompson have been having a siege of
the chickenpax, but are recovering.
O. J. Judd and wife went down to
Omaha Sunday afternoon to visit rela
The young people of the L. D. S.
church are making arrangements to
render a Thanksgiving program next
Sunday evening at the Religio hour.
Everyone is invited to hear the pro
M. C. Houlihan, of Niagara Falls, N.
Y. Dr. Houlihan, of Ida Grove, and
Patsy Houlihan, of Sioux City, were
here the past week on account of the
death of Mrs. David Conlin.
The L. D. S. Sunday school held a
cooked food and candy sale Saturday
afternoon in the Butterworth meat
market. Everything found a ready
sale and the net proceeds amounted to
something over $11, which will be put
into the Sunday school's Christmas
Miss Birdie Metcalf was in town last
week visiting at the J. R. Griffin home.
Thursday Mrs. Griffin accompanied her
to Omaha to have her eyes tested and
remained until Saturday evening, Mrs.
Griffin has been undergoing treatment
for her eyes for some time pgst. Miss
Metcalf has recently given up school
teaching and is now staying in Omaha
devoting her time to the study of
Saturday last was an unusually busy
day at the library and might be more
correctly termed as record breaking
day as the largest number of books
ever taken out was at this time. The]
exact number taken was 75. Those in
terested in the library will be gratified
to note that the membership list is now
consisting of 94 members and continues
to increase. We are proud indeed of
this fine showing and may the time be
hastened when Dow City shall have a
real library building.
Clark Barker, eldest son of Rev. and
Mrs. G. A. Barker, was absent from
school last week owing to illness.
Mrs. Clyde Cooper, of Boone, is proud
of the record her eighty hens have made
(since March 1st. Her hens, by actual
I count, have laid 850 dozen eggs since
that date. This is a record much above
the average. Mrs. Cooper believes in
culling out the non-layers and has had
her flock culled this year. She says
she will not keep a hen that does not
lay at least 100 eggs each year.
Supt. P. A. Long has been nursing a
badly injured foot the past week as a
result of a heavy iron weight dropping
on it while he was in the manual train
ing" roomr~working. Although being in
quite a crippled condition for a time
the member is now healing nicely.
A special picture entitled "Stolen Or
ders" was put on at the opera house
one evening the past week and was fair
ly well attended. The inclement weath
er prevented the majority of the people
from being present, but those who saw
the picture thoroughly enjoyed it. An
other featuer of interest at this time
was the offering of prizes to those bring
ing in ears of corn having the largest
number of kernels. Nine ears were en
tered. Miss Clara Potter received the
first prize, one dollar's worth of movie
tickets, she having an ear with 1,605
kernels. Chas. Rigsby received the sec
ond prize, fifty cents' worth of tickets,
he having an ear with 1564 kernels.
Russell Young received third prize,
twenty-five cents worth of tickets, his
ear having 1496 kernels. Dr. J. A. Brill,
F. C. Buss and T. E. Allen were the
'Some years ago that militant demo
crat, ex-Senator Joe Bailey, declared
that the logical outcome of democratic
pension schemes would be that everyone
in the land would be drawing a pension
at the expense of everyone else. A
plank in the platform of the "British la
bor party follows this line closely. It
proposes that a minimum income shall
be provided for every mafi, woman and
child in the country, to be paid by the
nationalization of 20 per cent of all in
comes, the sum so confiscated to be
placed in a pool devoted to the payment
to everybody of a permanent weekly In
come of nine shillings. The American
federation has such a strong affinity for
British labor that it would not be sur
prising if this project be broached in
this country ere long, and not limited
to 9 shillings either. If this scheme
were ever made effective, one half the
world would at least know that the oth
er half Was living in idleness, and the
idle half would have amended the bibli
cal injunction to read, "by the sweat of
the other man's brow shall I eat my
From the amount of barbed wire still
strung around in France it is evident
that Mother over there must spend a
large part of her time repairing bub's
The children of course could play hy
spy in the back yard instead of in the
streets, but they couldn't have any fun
with automobile drivers making believe
they were going to get run over.
After seeing a few football players
lamed up for the winter/everyone will
be ready for a very jolly Thanksgiving
Lou Bahnsen and S. Mahnke were
among the business callers at Charter
Oak Saturday.
A public dance was given at Buck
Grove Friday evening. The Listamann
orchestra furnished the music. A large
crowd wad present and all had a good
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Boettge!
on Thursday,"a boy. We congratulate.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rockwell and fam
ily went, to Denison Saturday to spend
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Rock
Mr. and Mrs. M. Dethlefsen wer£
among the business callers in Denison
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sharp and fam
ily,'Miss Lillian Turner and Elmer Ma
lone spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Turner.
"Advertising is the main
spring of all business
and the printed word
carries the message."
No. 47
Members and Old Friends of T. B. G.'S
Meet at Home of Miss Irene Smith
and Honor Mrs. Ralph Igou
Delicious Two Course Luncheon Served
—Mrs. Ilein and Miss Odell Out
of Town Guests
DOW CITY, Nov. 18—Special—Satur
day afternoon the members and friends
of the J. B. G.'s met at the home of Miss
Irene Smith, the occasion being a post
nuptial shower in honor of Mrs. Ralph
Igou, better known perhaps as Miss Jo
sephine Munsey. The hours were pass
ed informally and a general fine time
was had. The guest of honor was pre
sented with a coolc book containing
many choice recipes, which had been
neatly compiled by her friends. In this
connection she was given a miscellan
eous assortment of housekeeping ar
ticles, such as any bride might well be
proud of, and certainly Josephine was.
She was requested to find her gifts by
the hide and seek method and many
carefully wrapped packages awaited her!
attention in the various obscure places
about the house, each package reveal
ing upon examination a most handsome
gift. This unusual way of presenting
the gifts furnished a very amusing
hour. At the close of the day a delic
ious two course lunch was served. Mrs.
Leslie Hein, of Dunlap, and Miss Byrl
Odell, of Logan, were out of town
Holiday Trade
The time has come for the people of
Denison to buy their Christmas gifts.
The quicker they get these purchases
out of the way, the better it will be for
themselves and everyone else.
The former habit of the American
people in buying an enormous quantity
of gift material during the last two
weeks before Christmas, and then clog
ging the mails and express services by
this tremendous traffic of holiday stuff,
has been foolish, wasteful, unnecessary
and inhuman.
It has meant a period of great wear
iness and exhaustion for postal, express
and railroad employes and for store
clerks in establishments catering large
ly to this trade. These faithful workers
dread this annual time of hurry xnd
worry. Many people get sick annually
as the result of the fatigue of this
The public subject themselves, to ih
convenience as the result of this habit,
and are annoyed by having to wait to
have their ^business attended to.
Sensible people keep on the watch for
Christmas gifts all through the year
Those who have not done so should
this day make out a list of the presents
they expect to make, and if possible buy
t'hem at once. That would»leave the
last two weeks clear for the large class
who have no ready money, and can not
anticipate their wants.
The kind and considerate
to dis­
patch Christmas gifts is to begin send
ing them several weeks ahead, marked
"Not to be opened until Christmas."
People who buy now will find better
goods, they will get the cream of the
stocks, they will not have to take stuff
that others have pawed over and se
lected from. The buy early policy works
for the convenience of everyone and all'
it takes is a little foresight and over
coming of inertia.
It is amazing how honest some of the
grocers look when they say they haven't
got any sugar.
Prominent among the "Reds" are the
blushing girls, and it is not all due to
modesty or cold weather either.
Not all the trips out into the apple
districts nowadays are being made to
stock up for the winter on vinegar.
The tying up of 120 magazines by.
strikes is hard on those people who can
not get through a month without about!
a dozen of those sweet love stories.
The latest photograph of King
Swope, the first returned soldier to be
elected to congress. He la from the
Eighth Kentucky district and his elec
tion marked the swing of a strong
Democratic district into the Repub-'
lican column for the first time In £S
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