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kf/ l&jjf ISP. I SB mt i&W Wi0'$2-§. IBIS jl il ?1 ht W vt-*i FARM LOANS .- 5 per cent, interest once a &-• year, $100 optional payments with Davenport Savings Bank. 6HftRLES Bf\GLEy The Catholic Fair a Success. The Catholic Fair held at the Court House, the 22, 23 and 24, was one of the most successful ever held in the town. The arrangements and places had been so well mapped out that in the carrying out of the program there was nothing to mar the detailed ar rangements. The crowd was one of the largest ever in attendance and the patronage the most liberal. The com mittees on decoration are to be con gratulated on the tasty manner in whicn the various stalls and booths were arranged and draped, as they showed fine, artistic taste. There were many articles donated, the name of the donor and the person who was fortunate enough to secure a chance and hold the number that drew the prize. Banquet lamp, donated by Kerwiu & McGuire, was secured by Nellie Kerwin, who held chance No. 5. China tea set, given by W. H. O'Connell, was won by No. 31, held by Mrs. Barny Cunningham. The ug donated by Mrs. John Nash was drawn by Mrs. Ben Gaston, who held No. 67. Tennyson's poems, given by J. E. Griffith, was drawn by N&. 85 held by Jake Ruhs. The corn sheller furnished by Kelley A Moody was captured by Miss Rose MeGuire, who held No. 1. The target rifle, tho gift of Wm. Mc Guire, was carried away by M. F. Kerwin, with No. 1. John Weighton gave them the op tion of 500 feet of lumber or $10.00 in •ash, and the prize was won by I. Sujutriey. J. W. McGuire brought in a hog and H. B. Wilson held the lucky number, which was No. 100. The beautiful painting put up by Mrs. Watts, now adorns the walls •f John Kerwin's home, who held No. 30. James Cavenaugh held No. 169, which was the number that drew the sheep, given by Ed. Frick. It took No. 176 to draw the heifer from M. F. Kerwin's herd and held by Marion Johnson. Martin Smith offered a ton of soft ooal and John Kerwin held No. 33, that turned out right. Mr. Tom Kerwiu now sleeps uuder the quilt offered by Mr. Barney Cun ningham and drawn by No. 69. The rocker, the offering of 1. Smut ney, was drawn by E. E. Clark, with No. 45. The rocker, given by Hershman & Son, was drawn by N. Roth, with 1*Q..57. St. Cecelia picture, givan by I. ^y, was drawn by No. 62, held ijeunte Smith. -Ed. B. Cousins gave a footstool rhich was secured by No. 59, held by W. Steele. The washiug machine, by Reine mnd Brothers, was captured by Alex leGuire with No. 7. I The washing machine, by George W. Soover, was carried away by Mrs. '4ck O'Brien, who held No. 67. The hog donated by Doctor C. Eger taken by Mrs. Coourud, who held No. 78. Ji table linen given by Mrs. Duff iliss Pet Hart and Miss Nellie vay was given to Tom Duffey, who No. 47. TO Re sofa pillows donated by Mrs fn Ball man was secured by Miss aPirow with No. 25. »,hursday evening a short but Inter fing program was given, consisting music and addresses. This being ^ishington's birthday the hall had Ijtiny patriotic decorations that lent a j'easing charm to the evening's enter tainment. The music for this occasion furnished by Mrs. W. W. Smith rand Miss Bea McCarthy. A beautiful and touching address of patriotic de votion to George Washington, the Fatherof his Country, was delivered by Father Loftus. Friday was a busy day and the even ing was one of more than passing in terest, owing to the contest for the beautiful silk dress pattern between Miss Verge Wilson aud Miss Julia XeGuire. All the voting was so con ducted that the ballotiug was secret and the friends of either of the contest ants were unable to ascertain any knowledge pertaining to the number of votes cast for the candidate of their ehoice. O. B. Train and John J. Lidd were the judges while Tom Kerwin was timekeeper. When the last minute of time had expired as an nounced by the timekeeper, the judges declared Miss McGuire the wiuner of the prize, she having won by a close contest. The contest for the $50 gold watch between frank Reinemuud aud Ed. Frick was won by the former, J. Rl. Graham, Win. bryden and C. E. Brenimun acting as judges aud Geo. W. Hoover ns timekeeper. In the various contests and in all the rivalry there was a general feeling ot good will, there being much mirth and merriment, indulged in by all of the contestants and their friends. According to previous arrangements the proceeds of the dinner on Saturday amounting to $25.75 was given to the Columbian Club to be used for the maintainance and support of the pub lic library. lhere were many donations in money which we are unable to credit to the persons donating it. The mem bers of the church are more than pleased with the success with which they met in conducting the fair. Father Loftus is eloquent in his praise for the members of his church who so heartily cooperated with him In so successfully and ably conducting the fair. He is truly grateful and thankful to all friends who assisted them and will ever remember them for their liberal contributions and the loyal support they gave the church. The gross proceeds were something over $1100 and the net proceeds will be something over $900 after all expenses are paid. Gray News. Miss Edna Beers was a Manning visitor Saturday. Mrs. Will Smith is on the sick list this week—ill of la grippe. Gus Forsbeck, his wife, Carl and the baby are ill, of lagrippe. L. N. French and wife were visit ors at the Swaney home Tuesday. Emerson Shelley went to Audubon Saturday to take the teachers' exam ination. Mrs. W. F. Gray was very sick several days lass week, but is slowly improving again. Fred Sutter had corn shellers last week who shelled out a couple thou sand bushels of his corn. A little girl has been making her home at the W. J. Waycoff home since some time last week. H. C. Mundt has been on the sick list for several days and is still un able to wait on customers. Little Beatrice Stephany, of Man ning, was an over night visitor at the Doctor Beers home, Sunday. Sam Randies has added a gasoline engine to the extensive improve ments on his ranch. He had it set up last week. Mrs. Buford, of Perry, returned to her home Tuesday alter a short visit with her sister, Miss Jessie Stough, at Gray's ranch. Sunday while Frank Flynn was trying to break a young horse of Sam Randies' to ride he was thrown and his leg was broken. Doctor Beers and wife and Walter Audas and wife attended the Fifty First Iowa Band concert, at Audubon, last Monday night. Everet Smith took the train, Mon day, in answer to a telegram which conveyed the sad news that his moth er was dangerously ill. Miss Lottie Delaney who has been visitiug at the H. B. Shelley home for some time weut to Audubon Fri day to take the examination. Among the victims of la grippe this week are Mrs. Chas. McLachlin, Will Smith and wife, Clio Beers, Floreuce Hepp and Mabel Welty. II. B. Shelley went to Iowa county Saturday to visit with his parents and other relatives who reside there, tie expects to be absent about two weeks. The word comes from Len Briden stine, at Colorado Springs, that his daughter Belle, who is there for the benefit of her health, is not eo well as usual. Monday evening eighteen of Mae Smith's little friends gathered at her home to celebrate her tenth birthday. It was a happy surprise to her and she, as well as the guests, thoroughly enjoyed it. Preparations are being made for a surprise party, Thursday evening, at the H. B. Shelley home, to be giveu for Miss Lottie Delaney who will re turn to her home, Friday, ofter a two weeks' visit with them. Miss Tillie Carlson, who has been working at the ranch for several months, is visiting with her sister, Mrs Claus Johnson, for two or three weeks before going to keep house for her brother, who is farming up near Templeton. Surprise parties are the fashion in this vicinity of late. Wednesday evening a number of our citizens sur prised the Love Estes family by going out for a last social evening with them befora they go to their new farm, over in Viola. There will be a box supper at the Swaney schoolhouse on the evening of March 16th. The proceeds will be used to buy books for the school lib rary. An extensive program is being prepared and a good time is assured. All are invited. Miss Grace Swaney was obliged to give her school a vacation last weeli on account of lagrippe. She is still tnsselling with the disease, aud Dolly Dvkes has taken her place in the school room until she is able to again take charge of it. Doc. IiuHedge came by team from his home at Herman, Nebraska, last week, crossing the Msssouri river on the ice. He will visit at the home of his uncle, W. L. Swaney, for a few days and if the weather remains cold will return the same way. Lou Cole went to Dakota this week and to the farm he recently purchased up there. His wife and children will stay with her parents, in Manning, until he builds a house and makes some other improvements ready to receive them when they will go there. March will witness many changes in our city. Louie Groteluschen will move in the Wiley house which he has purchased and Tom Wilson will move to the house he vacates. Burt Roberts will move into the house which Wilson now occupies and Cliat Dustiu will take possession of the house which Roberts vacates. Several of our young people went out to Mr. Cushlugs, near Cameron Center Thursday to attend a surprise party. Mr. Cushing and family will soon move to the farm which they have purchased near Kirkmau and the young folks took this way of spend ing a last social evening with them before their departure. They report an excellent time. Old Mr. Ramsey who has been bed ridden for several months from paral ysis had the third paralytic stroke last week, trom which he does uot rally, being scarcely conscious of his surroundings. All his childreu have been with him, his son John Ramsey, of Dedham, having been summoned. As he continues about the same, hopes are entertained that he will be spared to his family for a time at least. Friday evening thirty-four of the friends and neighbors of Henry Ned row and family went to their home a mile and a half west of town to give them a farewell surprise party taking with them the necessaries and luxu ries for a bountiful repast which was served during the evening. Henry's will move this week to their fine new farm near Manning having sold the one which they now occupy to Asmus Bovsen and they highly appreciated this opportunity of spending this last social evening with their old time neighbors and when they were pre sented by their guests with two beau tiful chairs as a token of the esteem in which they are held they were much affected. All were bent on having a good time and lent their en ergies to this end, and none were dis FARMERS store appointed, and at the close of the evening when they departed ior their several homes, all joined in wish ing Henry and his estimable family long years of happiness and prosper ity in their new home. It is very hard to stand idly by and see our dear ones suffer while awaiting the arrival of the doctor. An Albanv (N. Y.) dairyman called at a drug store there for a doctor to come ana see his child, then very sick with croup. Not finding the doctor in, he left word for him to come at once on his return. He also bought a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, which he hoped would give some relief until the doctor should arrive. In a few hours he returned, saying the doctor need not come, as the child was much better. The druggist, Mr. Otto Scholz, says the family has since recommend ed Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to their neighbors and friends until he has a constant demand for it from that £•offingtheCo., art of country. For sale by Nick & Exira A. H. Roberts, Audubou, druggists. A Customer living near another town asked me a few days ago why we sold goods so cheap, when we had no competition. In the first place, I replied, we can afford to sell goods at a very low price for we have no high insur ance, no city delivery or taxes, no rents, etc., to pay. In the second place 1 give my customers the bene fit of all this saving, making prices as low as possible to draw trade and increase my sales. As to competition, you are mistaken, for I realize that I have competition on all sides, fully as strong as if they were just across the street. Therefore you can plainly see I must give my customers special good value to make it pay them to come to Ross. This is the theory I have built my business on and have in creased my sales each year, therefore my customers are justifiable in expecting and demanding low prices on good goods. Feel sure I can supply this demand in better shape this year than ever before as my stock is much larger and most of which is bright, new up-to date goods which have been bought for cash at old prices and to-day I am actually selling many articles at and below the factory price on same to day. IT WILL RAY YOU TO TRADE AT ROSS. Oi IOWjv We have cultivated the farmers' wants and are now ready to show you a full line of first-class Farming Machin ery which we know will give you the best satisfaction in every respect. We have chosen the best on the market for our trade, such as the Yukon Force Feed Broadcast Seeder and Acme Force Feed Endgate Seeder, and in the disc line we have the Bellevue Anti-Friction, the John Deere, the Budlong also the Bement Spading Harrow. We can sell you the Famous Ohio Pipe Harrow, also the Bradley Harrow. We also have a full line of Cultivators and Stirring Plows—the Avery Tongue Cultivat ors, the Famous Ohio Riding Cultivator and Ohio and Janesville Tongue less Cultivators, Janesville, John Deere and Gale Riding and Walking Plows. We are headquarters for the best planters, the Avery and Hayes, which are first-class, in every respect. Also carry a full line of Burlington Buggies, Bement Stoves and Ranges, Jones Lever Binders, Joues Chain Drive Mowers and Geared Mowers. Come and look at our line of goods and get our prices before buying elsewhere. Yours for honest dealing, RUHS & BOERS, ROSS. IOWA. Ross News. Al Quimby sold a good horse last Monday. Have you seen the new wall paper at Farmers Store? John Wagner shipped a car of fine hogs the first of the week. L. M. Gibson left Monday for Hartsell, Iowa, his new home. Otto Rudeneck will move onto the place vacated by L. M. Gibson. Just received,—a car of Grand Junction brick. A. J. LEAKE. We are selling1,overshoes at and be low cost. J. F. LUSE. Wm. Bear was taken quite sick the first of the week, having to call in a doctor. Ruhs & Boers received a carload of implements for their growing trade, last Monday. Frank Buckner will move onto the Cushin place, up at Cameron Center, in tlie near future. A1 Bamsy will move onto the Sweezy farm in Cameron township, the first of March. Isaac Stewart had a sale last Wed nesday which was svell attended and the stock sold well. Hans Knudsen and daughter, of Sharon township, were visiting Tues day'with Bertel Jensen and wile. rs. J. F. Luse was down to Audu bou Monday night to hear the con cert given by the 51st Military band. Fern Wagner, a nephew of Thos. Stingle, came up from Anita Satur day and spent Sunday with him. He drove back home Monday. Uncle George Hart was up Tuesday to see Dave off, and spent the time between trains entertaining the boys with remembrances of war times. Markets:—Hogs, $4 30 to $4 45 butter, 15c eggs, 10c chickens, 6c beef hides, 6§c corn, 23}c for shelled and 24Jc for ear oats 18Jc wheat, 45c. A. C. Mills, who has worked the last year for Sylvester Moore, left for the eastern part of Kansas the first of the week, where he goes for his health. Bertel Jensen returned from the National Buttermakers' Convention Wagon work. $0(0 A VINO secured a disc sharpener. I tun prepared to do all work in this line. Also prepared to do all kiiuls of plow ivork. Satisfaction yuarau teed. CSAN o)o(p W. T. STINGLE, General Blacksmith, Horseshoeing, 5)0(0 £g 0)0(8 0)0(0 vQ-o ROSS. IOWA 0)0(0 at Lincoln, last Saturday. He is well pleased with the treatment re ceived out there, and too at the show ing Audubon county made. W. T. Stingle went down tho county seat Monday night to hear the 51st Iowa Military Band. Tom says it was one of the best entertainments of the kind he has heard for a long time. Billy McCall received a car load of lumber last Monday and hauled it out to his place, where he intends to build a large house and barn. This shows the kind of enterprise we like to see. Tuesday night a number of the friends of Isaac Stewart met at his Cameron township home to have a social good time. They spent the night in the merry dance. All who were present enjoyed a good time and long for another like it. A1 Quimby had an accident Mon day evening "that came very near be ing serious. While riding a horse it stumbled and fell, throwing him over its head and then turned over and fell across him. He was very badly shaken up and is still stiff and sore as a result. C. D. Hart, long a prominent farmer is this community, loaded his goods in the cars and started Tuesday for Camstola, South Dakota. Mr. Hart has so long been a member of this vicinity that it Is with much re gret we see him go. All join in wishing him success and prosperity in his new home. The Clover Leaf Quartet of Audu bon, consisting of F. J. Henshall, First Tenor E. F. Bailey, Second Tenor R. P. Roberts, First Bass W. F. Donaldson, Second Bass will give a concert at Ross Thursday, March 8. They have given excellent satisfaction wherever they have sung and we be speak for them a full house. Ad mission, 10c and 20c. Not long ago one of the pupils of the Bates school concluded that the switch usea by the teacher would be better outside the house than in, and accordingly went in, in the absence ot the teacher and took it away. A lit tle persuasion on the part of the di rector showed him the errors of his way and it was returned. We tfust it will prove a good lesson to him in good time. The boys who were out to Lincolu last week met the jovial D. L. Reid, who used to live near here, and found him to be the same big-hearted fellow he always was here. He seem ed glad to see the boys and talked of old times in a manner that showed he is stil 1 keenly alive to the interests of Audubon county. He helped the boys to enjoy themselves aud have a good time. The lecture by J. E. Grovendyke last Friday night was well attended and a success. The lectures on the course have been a benefit to the com munity. They have all teemed with good, wholesome thoughts that tend to cultivate aud elevate the mind. It is a course worthy of patronage and should be continued the comiug year. It gives those widely scattered the same privileges of the towns and is the connecting link between educa tion and culture. A time long to be remembered by the friends of Andy Schrader was given them last Wednesday evening. Mr. Schrader had reached the half way place between birth and a centu ry and had invited them in to help celebrate in befitting manner this event. The well known jovial, geni al disposition of the host and family are the best guarantee of a good nine. The very walls seemed to shake with merriment and good etieer echoed from every corner. After they had enjoyed themselves aud talked aud laughed for a time, they were invited to a table where the spot less linen was decked with bowls of steaming oysters, while other dainty viands were served until it became a royal feast. After supper Sammy Jordon, Esq.. in a very neat and appropriate speech, presented to Mr. Schrader a rocking chair, in which to rest while he goes down the sloping side of his remaining years. The following is a list of those present: Wm. Schrader and wife, Wm. Neitzel and wife, Joe Johnson and wife, Joshua Jordou and wife, Sammy Jordon and wife, Albert Fancher and wife, Amos Poshene and mother. FOR SALE.—Four span of mules, four and five years old, weighing from lOcO to 1200 pounds each. They are of good color and smooth build. JAMES LAW, Melville Township. Pasture for Cattle. Any one desiring stock pastured the coming season, can do so bv calling on WM. L. HUMPHREY. Notice. I will conduct a feed and boarding stable at the old stand. Good care and the best attention will be given to all patrons. FRANK THARNISH. For Sale. A good seven-room house in good re pair a first-class barn plenty of water located on two lots, in a desirable part of town. H. D. WOODWARD. For Sale. Two fine live acre tracts of land im proved with good houses nnd barns in Audubon. For particulars see JOE CANN, Audubon, Iowa. Grip! Sore lungs! Pneumonia! Stop the disease by taking Dr. Miles' Nervine.