Audubon, Jown, Aprf/ Zfi, 2002.
Our business for the first three months in
1902 was greatly in excess of any previous
record we have made. We earnestly desire to
increase our sales for 1902 to a certain mark,
and in order to accomplish this result we shall
bend every effort, consistent with honest and
honorable merchandising to do so.
We will take pains that no one will have a
fault to find with our prices, or our treatment,
and we will in the future, as we have -in the
past, show the largest assortment of Dry Goods
to be found in Audubon county, and as large,
and good, as you can tind in any store in any
town many times the size of Audubon.
There are still some people who are sending and going away for
things they could buy as well and as cheaply at home. Of course
they have the right, or alleged right, to spend their money where
and how they choose, but it it is not just to their home merchant,
nor does it tend to make your town better or larger, nor do the for
eign stores contribute toward the support of our churches, schools,
roads or any other public or private enterprises—things in which
you and all of us have an interest.
No merchant asks or expects |tribute because he is a "home"
merchant, but we do feel that people living in this community should
first give us the opportunity to show our goods, quote our prices,
and then if we cannot for any reason, give you as good service, as
good goods, as good satisfaction, or as good prices, then it is time
enough for you to go or send away.
We realize that sometimes, or for some reason, a merchant in a
small town cannot furnish their customers with some goods as sat
isfactorily as one of those immense city stores, but we are equally
certain that three quarters of the goods bought away do not come in
We have seen suits, cloaks and other goods which have been
bought away, which on account of their fit, or other reasons, we
would have been ashamed to have had left our store and no doubt
merchants in other lines can say as much or more of goods they sell.
Do not understand us to say that nil goods sent away for are
poor or unsatisfactory, or that all merchants outside of Audubon are
running a "skin" game, for such is not our opinion.
AH this and[much more we have said before, and it probably will
not have any more effect in keeping people from buying goods away,
than our other advertisements, for it would take more eloquence,
logic and reason, to make some people "Do unto others as you would
have them do unto you," than Mr. Sunday, Mr. Moody, ilr. Mckin
ley and all j.the good and great men in all our broad land, possess
Now having said it,'bwe feel better do you?
White Bed Spreads
We have just received from the
mill a case of White Bed Spreads,
which are called in the parlance
of the Dry Goods trade sec
onds." They are called seconds
because a stitch may be drop*
ped, a flower slightly wrong,
the pattern imperfect, a little
machine oil may have been
dropped on them, or for some reason they are
not perfect goods. In most cases these quilts
might pass for firsts, or perfect goods, the dam
age being so slight that it requires a close in
spection to find it, and for all practical purpos*
es they are just as good to the consumers as
goods costing 25% to 35% more. We buy these
goods under price and will sell them the same
way. There are a few with fringe in the lot,
but most of them are not.
35c to $1.25
"•Go to Russell's: if it's good yon will find it.
Better "get next" to no
me of that Muslin at -l\e
and -tic yard before it'* all sold.
Yo%i get price satisfaction an if ell as stifle satisfac
tion in our Millinery department.
If you want to be "right," buy Park Mills Carpet.
If you want to send or go atvay for a suit, do it, but
tve can show you a good line right here in Audubon.
and if we do not have what you want, WE van order
one for you. J''it guaranteed.
ire can show you more styles in Lace Curtains
than you can see in all Attdubon county. A few odd
pairs to close out cheap.
MOXEY TO LOA XI
with the German Savings
Bank at 5 peV cent interest,
NASH. PHELPS PHELPS
Nelson W. Cowles, Optician at
Cowles' Jewelry Store.
A1 Evans returned home from Oma
ha Tuesday where he has been on
Irve Jones and mother from Coon
Rapids were in town Monday attend
ing to business matters.
Laura Larsen, who clerks in at the
store of J. F. Russell is'quite sick this
week and under the doctor's care.
Mrs. E. J. Fteeman returned home,
last Saturday from Illinois where she
has been for some time caring for rela
tives who have been very sisk. i?
Henry Turner living up towards the
Bethel church had a fine colt step on
a pitchlork and will be of no aceount
for some time.
Miss Beulah Soar was down to Exi
ra, the first of the week, where she
was elected as a teacher in the public
schools for the coming year.
Mrs. Frank Corner, of Gray, was
down Tuesday, visiting at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B.
Wilson, on north church street.
George McCuen, living up in Viola
township, has a number of full-blood
Short Horns that he will dispose of
this spring to parties wishing them.
Frank Booton and wife, who live in
Minnesota, arrived Sunday to visit at
the bedside of her father, Mr. Aldrich,
who is lying very low at his home,
Newman, the restaurant man is soon
to move to the building on the north
side of main street, formerly occupied
by Martin Larsen as a harness shop.
Get our prices on doors and windows
and water tanks and all kinds of mill
work before buying.
tf JAMES HART.
Frank Davis took his grips, Tues
day, and went up to South Dakota, to
see if he cannot introduce his hog
troughs among those fellows up there.
I can repair your bicycles and pu
them in first-class shape. Bring them
in and leave them itli me.
J. Q. WOLFE.
Mrs. John Reushling up towards
Bethel in Viola has been very poorly
all year with heart trouble but is now
much better and hopes to soon be all
The Misses Anna Dorr, Chrisse and
Mary Bintner, Anna Doffing and Sa
die and Maggie Donahue drove up from
Exira, last Sunday, and spent the day
here visiting friends.
Lou Lee who recently sold his barb
er shop departed Tuesday for South
Dakota to try his luck up there. He
thinks he may buy some land but will
see if the prospects suit him first.
Peter Sorensen who worked for some
time in the harness shop of Martin
Larsen departed Tuesday for Council
Bluffs to visit relativer. He expects
to find employment there for a time
and remain this summer.
The members of the Bethel church
up in Viola township have appointed
a committee to look after papering
and painting their church. This is a
most commendable move on the part
of the membership for the house of
worship should be as neat a place as
Word conies back from Colorado,
Tuesday, that Ezra Hunter who left
here but a few weeks ago had passed
away. He has been afflicted a long
time and that climate was too much
for him. He was raised in this coun
try and went several years ago with
his father to Missouri but there the
climate did not agree with him. He
returned here this last winter and
through the kindness of his many
friends he was sent to Colorado only
to succumb to that lighter air. We
could not learn the particulars of the
funeral services or where he is to be
Last Friday night several of the
young men gave a party and supper to
their lady friends that was a success
in every particular. The assembled
at the John McFarlane home, where
they were entertained for a time and
then they all repaired to the Talbott
restaurant, where a sumntous banquet
was spread for them. The floral deco
rations were beautiful, where carna
tions and jessamines peeped out from
amid green ferns and gave an air of
spring to it all. Those present were
Messers George McFarlane, Dan Ma
thias, Will Baylor, Will McFarlane,
George Wever, Nelson Cowles, Will
Wilson, Will Cunningham and Wood
Soar. Misses Beulali Soar, Frances
Burns, Verge Wilson, Grace Lyman,
Mae Hoover, Lois Stuart, Lowene Van
Gorder, Mabel Reno and Emma Cul
WE GIVE YOU
YOU ASK FOR
But if we ha.ven't got it we'll
get it. If you don't
visit us often, come in
a.nd we believe you will be
surprised at the variety
of our stock of ma.gaizines.
Variety is what
matde our pa.per business.
Look out for our Little Monthly
Bulletin, ovit new*
5 Per Cent. Interest once a year,
$100.00 optional payments with
Davenport Savings Bank.
C. S. McLeran, D. D. S, office over
Brorson's drug store. Audubon, Iowa.
See Harvey Moon for pipe and tile,
ditch, cistern or cave work. Audubon.
J. Parker, of Adair, was in town,
Tuesday attending to business affairs.
H. L. Wissler, of Esira, was up
Wednesdty lookiftg after personal af
J. P. Bendixen, of Bray ton, was
up Wednesday attending to county
Frank Leet went to Chariton Tues
day to look at a driving team to see if
it will suit him.
G. W. Preston is enjoying a visit,
this week, from his father who lives
down by Creston.
Harry Bates, of the firm of Bates &
Wilde in Ross, was down in the coun
ty seat Wednesday.
JoeCann departed Tuesday to look
after the real estate busiuess up and
around Sioux City.
Mrs. John Graham, of Primghar,
is at home this week visiting at the
S. A. Graham home.
Hank Leonard, of down by Elliott,
was up the first of the week visiting
•elatives and friends.
Mrs. John McFarlane went to Bray
ton Tuesday and then on to Atlantic
for a visit with friends.
Rev. Wirth, of the Evangelical
church, at Hamlin, was in town Wed
nesday transacting business.
Theo. F. Morrow returned home,
Tuesday, after a trip out west looking
after his land interests.
John McFarlane departed Tuesday
evening for Omaha to transact busi
ness in the metropolis of Nebraska.
Gfeo. Hoover returned Wednesday
from Sioux City where he had been
on matters of personal business.
D. C. Mott departed Monday for a
trip down in Texas to see if he can
not recuperate somewhat his poor
Ed Beason of the firm of Leet, Boy
sen & Beason, went up to Gray Tues
day to transact business on his old
klamberg, the efficient physician
at Kimballton was in town Tuesday
enroute to Wall Lake to attend a meet
ing of physicians at that place.
E. Frick and his daughters, Daisy
and Myrtle are planning a southern
trip beginning about the second of
May when they will take in all points
Miss Leona Hays, proprietress of
the millinery store in at Faaborg &
Nelson's, entertained her friends, last
Friday night, at the home of her par
ents and all had an evening of fun and
John Doak returned Tuesday even
ing over the Northwestern from a trip
to Minnesota and Illinois where he
visited with friends whom lie had not
seen in the last thirty-two years.
Misses Delia and Ruth Finch enter
tained their friends last Monday even
ing at the home of their parents out on
Gene Talbott's old place, just east of
town. The young people provided am
ple entertainment for their young
guests and sent them home well pleas
ed and wondering at the pleasure of
The management of the Agricultur
al association are beginning to prepare
for the fair. They have the horse barns
torn down and are intending to put up
more commodious quarters. The asso
ciation is in good shape financially
and as the pledges secured by John
Davis tor the barns make them in bet
ter shape, the grounds will soon be in
tip top style.
Some careless smoker threw a light
ed cigar stump on the platform at the
Northwestern depot last Tuesday and
it rolled down through a crack and in
to the debris beneath and was creating
a smoke that might have soon blazed
into a flame. It was soon drowned
out but had no one been near to see
the smoke the carelessness might have
created a conflagration.
The members of theSalvation Army
closed their services last Tuesday even-
they were called to Council
IJlufts for a general meeting. They
bad one conversion while here and
showed the people that the army is not
such a bad institution. These mem
bers expect if returned to Atlantic to
come to Audubon and hold meetings
two days in every week.
County surveyor, H. S. Wattles was
in town first the of week, establish
ing and platting out lots for
ious people. He resurveyed Ridpath's
lots, in Prospect Park: then fixed lines
S. Phelps and went over south
of the cemetery and laid out the lots
south of there for Phelps, Burnside
and Yager. He was in fact kept very
busy, He went out in Douglas Thurs
day to set some grade stakes for the
county grader to do some work on
those high hills.
Mrs. B. S Phelps, president of the
Columbian club received a certicate
this week, that shows that the club'
has been elected one In the National
Federation of Clubs. This club can
put up a showing that few in the
whole country can surpass. Starting
with nothing but enthusiasm and de
termination they have fought the way
over every pending obstacle to their
present position with a big circulating
free library, with a paid librarian.
Have purchased their own building
and will now soon have it paid foi\
Their work in town cannot be esti
mated and we are pleased to note that
they are thus recognized in the Nation
A1 Friend is in Creston this week
called there by the serious illness of
O. P. Tyler, the veteran stockman
of Hamlin, visited friends in Audu
Mrs. Wm. Cloughly returned home
Tuesday from Ute, where she has been
visiting her sister Mrs. Miller.
Wm. Cloughly returned Tuesday
from Omaha, where he had been for a
few days attending to busiuess.
Lou Lee sold his property last week
to Miss Frances Morrissey who gets
thereby a very neat little home.
The cellar under the D. E. Soar
building is completed and the founda
tion will soon be put down.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Zion, living
north of tl^e Christian church, have
both been on the sick list the past
Wm, Kelly Jr. is assisting in the
clothing store of J. Friend & Son, dur
ing the ubsence of the proprietor, this
A. M. Allen, representing the Stover
Real Estate Exchange, of Watertown,
was in this community last week and
went back to his home Tuesday.
Jas Hart is fixing over his planing
mill and giving himself room for ac
tion. He has a good business that is
constantly increasing and he has to
have more room.
Services at the Methodist church
were held last Sunday in the basement
on account of the work in the main
auditorium being unfinished but they
hope to be back in the main building
Frank Thamish has moved his
watch and clock repairing shop to the
small vacant space one door east of
Wm. Cloughly's. Frank has a grow
ing trade and will soon have a good
Chas. Benton, the old time livery
man, has sold his livery stock to Geo.
Weighton who took charge last Thurs
day. Charley has always run a first
class and up-to-date barn and Mr.
Weighton will do the same thing. He
is a registered and licensed veterinary
and well known as one who under
stands the diseases of animals. He
will maintain the same good rigs and
teams and is deserving of a big patron-
Miss Harriet Bilharz entertained
her Sunday School class last Friday
evening at the home of her father. She
has a class of about twenty young men
who were requested to bring young
recognizes the fact that young
people must have good times and so
affords them the pleasure where they
can enjoy themselves.
Chas. Van Gorder received his auto
mobile Monday, .and Wednesday an
expert came in and started it to trav
eling, It was a wonder and a curios
ity to most of our people. As they
went spinning about town there was
far less commotion among the horses
than one would think. It is up to
date in every respect and one of the
most modern and they claim it will
run in all kinds of weather.
Art Shoesmitli, of North Branch
and Miss Hoglisen, of this place, were
mairied today at noon at the home of
the bride, where relatives had assem
bled to_ witness the ceremony. The
groom is the son of James Shoesmith
of North Branch and a young man
full of vim, energy and push. The
bride is an unassuming, splendid dis
positioued young lady well fitted to
become the helpmate of the one she
has chosen to be her companion. They
begin their life in the sunshine and
good wishes of all who know them.
Rev. Samuel Krell, pastor of the
Methodist Episcopal church at Lacoua
Iowa, committed suicide Sunday after
noon by shooting. He had just return
ed from the church where he had been
holding services, and going into the
bedroom, wrote a few letters, sat down
on the edge of the bed and committed
the deed. Despondency on account
of a lack of ihterest in his meetings is
the only cause which can be attributed
for the act. He was a member of
Company K, of the Fifty-first Iowa
volunteers and served through the
war in the Philippine Islands. He
leaves a wife ana four children to
mourn his loss.—Tuesday Iowa State
We sell the up-to-date Famous
The last year's make gave eminent satisfac
tion but this year they have a new patent
tongue swivel that makes it far superior to
the others. We feel confident you have
only to see its merits to know that it is far
superior to others. It has stood the test and
won prizes from all the rest.
Morrissey & Ruhs
South Side Park.
WSSI ISP$Slr8|S •r
LIVERY and EEED
Single Rigs for ladies. Good
Carriages and Rigs any time.
Eirst class accomodations.
.7. II. PETERSOX.
Dwight Patton, of Manning, was a
business visitor down here the first of
Mrs. John Musson returned the first
of the week from her visit with rela
tives up by Sioux City.
Fifteen new members were taken in
to the Presby terian church last Sun
day by confessional and by letter.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Van Gorder return
ed Tuesday from their western trip,
having had a splendid good time.
The George F. Hammer goods that
he purchased of Kelly & Moody were
shipped out to be sold at other points.
Miss Laura Musson and her sister,
Mrs. Chas. McLerean went down to
Atlantic Wednesday to look after
Mrs. Bird Lyman-Fisher, who has
been at her parental home here went
to Council Bluffs Monday to visit for
a time with friends. 4
Supt. Arthur Farquhar departed,
Tuesday, for Council Bluffs to be pres
ent at the Teacher's Round Table in
session at that place.
W. H. Cowles returned home Satur
day from the meeting of the Presby
tery at Missouri Valley but Mrs.
Cowles is still visiting.
The new members of the Presbyter
ian church give a reception and social
to the older members to-night and
they have all planned a good time.
Mrs. C. E. Talbott and her two
children, Vera and Grace departed on
Monday for a two weeks visit with re
latives in Carroll, Webster City and at
Jim Peterson, pYoprietor 'of the liv
ery on South Washington St., was out
to Elkhorn last Monday and sold his
lot and purchased a good team of
The Misses Jenkins, of Brayton,
were up Wednesday doing some coun
ty seat shopping. Both have complet
ed their course at the Capital City
Commercial College, at Des. Moines
and are now readv to accept positions,
The Y. M. C. A. held their first de
votional meeting last Sunday in the
Presbyterian led by Ed B. Cousins.
He took for his topic "Christian Fel
lowship" and they had a splendid
meeting, nearly everyone taking part
in the service. They will meet again
next Sunday with Frank Adams as
leader and all may expect a good time.
The meeting is at four o'clock. They
will hold their business meeting Fri
day night and should have a good
turnout as important busiuess will
Neglect deans Danger.
Don't neglect billiousness and constipation.
Your health will suffer permanently if you do.
DeWitt's Little Early Risers cure such cases.-
B. Smith, Butternut, Mich., says "DeWitt's
Little Early Risers are the most satisfactory
pills I ever took. Never gripe or cause nausea.
Nick Doffing & Co.
Wind a. Destroyer.
The ravages wrought upon sea bluffs
during great storms are often due to
the wind as much as to the ocean
waves. Sand and salt spray driven for
hours before, a violent wind act like a
gigantic sand blast, eating away with
surprising rapidity the layers of gravel
and sand of which many projecting
betwllaiuls are composed. The surfaces
of bodies exposed to such a wind are
soon pitted, in a great gale in-1899 a
single night sufficed to convert the
window panes of the life saving statloa
at Truro into ground glass.
G. W. GZiEASOX,
Homoeopathic Physician and Surgeon
Special attention to chronic diseases.
Two doors south Russell's store.
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