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Many were the guesses in politics uesday, today they know. ^Everything passed off quietly at caucus last Monday night. SHon. Asmus Boysen and wife visit friends in this city last Sunday. |i)d Rice and family visited friends relatives in Audubon last Suu v. Jeo. Garber sold a good horse last itek to John Quimby the postmaster Ross. tMre. Chris Jensen went to Mau ig last Saturday and spent the day Siting friends. Uncle James Foster is still a wid tar and goes to Manning frequently 'visit his son. Read our ad on first page in egard to the Audubon Coun ^ty Directory. Rev. Hicks and family spent last Friday in Manning visiting and look ing after business. Hi Walters has his house moving apparatus in shape and is ready lor any work of this kind. Mrs. Audas and Miss Dollie were visitors up in the neighboring city of Manning last Saturday. Miss Ella Denton is having an ad dition put on her building she re cently moved to her lots. Sam Jordon and John Quimby of Ross were up last Thursday attending to matters of personal business. E. E. Beems made a flying trip down to Audubon Sunday to look af ter business of personal interest. Chet Dustin was down to Exira last Saturday visiting his brother Tom and sister Mrs. Frank Ballou. Dick Gray, sired by Winelow Wilkes will make season at Gray, Iowa. 4-9 5w GEO. GARBER. Manager. A representativeof the Oliver type writer was in town Monday and has several in the notion of purchasing. O. B. Walters of Manning of the firm of Walters & Swaney was in town Monday talking trades in land. Gene Mertz's father and mother came in from Sac City last Thursday and visited a few days with him and his wife. C. H. Reinholdt and wife of Man ning visited Sunday with their friends Mr. and Mrs. Louie Groteluschen at this place. Chris Jensen is building an addition to his house and improving it in gen eral. John Campbell is doing the work for him. The U. B. Quarterly Conference was held last Sunday at the Pleasant Valley charge, Rev. N. F. Hicks pre siding elder officiating. Geo. Johnson of Audubon passed through here Tuesday returning home from Manning and left a Shetland pony that had tired out on him. A representative of the Milwaukee binders and mowers was in town the first of the week assisting the local agent F. C. Hepp to get a good start for the season. Clem McCuen of Ross was up last week with his meat wagon supplying the wants of the people. He intends to make two trip a week this summer and give the best possible service to our people. John French and John Renflt.le departed Monday for Tacoma, Wash ington to make that their future home. These young men are just in the prime of manhood, ambitious and industrious and are sure to fare well in that far off land of the setting sun. Ed Barger who at one time con pucted a drug store at this place came to town last week and visited tor a few days with friends. He has been farming in Minnesota but sold out and is now undecided what he will do. Last Tuesday morning Clio Beers received such a shock over the 'phone that it made her stagger. She was talking over the Bell long distance telephone when a current seemed to flash out at her and gave her such a shock as she will not soon forget. Mrs. Frank Rodgers and children returned home last Saturday from Harlan where she had been visiting a sister whom she had not seen in many years. She as well as her sister throughly enjoyed the visit as they could ta'k over girlhood scrapes and old times. Cashier Ed Rice of the Exchange bank had Aus Linn to repaper the interior of the bank building this week and has been cleaning house generally. Mr, Rice hopes to make some changes in the interior that will enable him to allow his clients to pass to the private room in the rear where they can write or transact any busi ness they desire. Rev. Spurgeon of Defiance was in town Friday and Saturday and con ducted services in the U. B. church. Our people will remember him as the man who was here conducting revi val services several years ago when the diptheria struck the town and who precipitatedly retreated when the talk was that the town should be quarantined. There was a meeting of the mem bers of the creamery association last week and new life was put into the organization. There is strong talk of each one of the share-holders taking an equal share of the bonded indebt edness and paying everything out in cash. The present output would pay thein at least six per cent on the investment wich is fairly good inter est. A year of hard times would throw it to ten per cent, as more milk would then be handled. There is a new feature too, coming to cream eries which at first seemed a nuisance to the skim stations, but which has proved a helping factor in some of the creameries of the county, and that is the hand separator. It makes the de livery more easy and turns out a good grade of cream. But one of the draw backs now is to get men to haul the milk and some routes from which a good supply of milk could be had are wholly uncared for as no one can be employed to haul the milk for them. At any rate everyone should back the creamery. Bulgarian Weddingr Cnstonia. A curious wedding custom which ex ists in Bulgaria is the shaving of the bridegroom on the wedding day. Now is the Time To think a.bo\it building Fence. While the barber is engaged upon his face a dancing crowd of boys and girls surround the bridegroom. When his hair has been cut, the pieces are care fully collected by some of the girls, to be preserved in one of the bride's chests. After the barber has finished his work he receives a small white linen cloth as a present, and each person gives him a trifling sum of money. Then the brk1"groom kisses the hand of each girl, washes his face and dons his wedding dress, which must be first ac curately weighed three times by a lad. These strange customs are said to date back to pre-Christian days, but they are stiii strictly observed, espe cially in country districts. Forty Biblen a Minute. The Bible publications of the Oxford University Press have been issued for 300 years and can be published in 150 languages and dialects. Orders for 100,000 Bibles are quite common. An order for half a million copies can, ac cording to the Caxton Magazine, be readily filled. On an average from thir ty to forty Bibles are furnished every minute. There are 110 different edi tions of the Oxford Bibles in English, varying from the magnificent folio edi tion for pulpit use to the "brilliant" Bi ble, the smallest edition of the Scrip tures in the world. The largest folio Bible printed in Oxford measures 10 by 12 inches, and no erratum has as yet been found in it. The "Brilliant Text Bible" measures 3% by 2% inches nnd is three-fourths of an inch thick. We have just received a big stock of AMERICAN FIELD FENCE and it is what you need because when once put up right it stays and you do not have to repair it every two or three years. Come in and let us tell you about its good quali ties and you will have no other. We also carry in stock a full line of CARRARA PAINT, including House and Barn Paint. This paint is far superior to any on the mar ket and costs no more than the poorest paint made. Give us a call.... Green Bay Lumber Company, P. T. PERION, Manager GRAY, IOWA Will Martin spent Sunday visiting friends at this place. Chris Seivers visited over Saturday and Sunday with his uncle. Miss May Ried is visiting this week with her friends in the George Stemm home. Frank Taylor is busy hauling lum ber for the improvement ot his place west ot town. Bid Smith and Mattie Lowe visit ed Sunday with relatives out in Lin coln township. Head our ad on first page in regard to the A.udubon Coun ty Directory. Albert Fest and family of Gray were down Saturday night visiting with his parents. There were lively times in the township caucus in Cameron town ship last Monday night. Tom Rutherford is kept busy these days unloading lumber at the Weigh ton yards at this place. Morrissey & Ruhs were up this week from Audubon and put spout ing on the Martin house. Tom Davis was in town last Satur day and purchased one of the imple ment dealers best buggies. Will Cunningham was in town on Tuesday assisting the implement dealers to sell Osborne goods. John Nakies drove out into Viola township Sunday and visited his brother who works for P. C. Nelsen. The families of Geo. Everets and J. A. Cozine spent a very pleasant day last Sunday visiting at the home of Geo. Stemm. Will Mantz was in town last week and helped the boys out in the ball game. Will is a good player and the boys appreciated his assistance. Henry Ruhs down by Audubon was up in Cameron township last week and purchased a team of match ed horses, getting one of Audubon Sheeley and the other of Mort Men denhall. A very painful and serious accident betel 1 Clarence Turner last Saturday that might have proved fatal. The horse he was riding fell throwing him violently to the ground so that he struck his head and was in quite a serious condition the first of the week. A number of new 'phones were put in on the line northeast of Audubon the past week a3 well as a new line run. The telephone is becoming more popular along the various lines and the parties now owning theru feel they cannot get along well without them. The Wort! "Fudcre.'' Where did that very common word "fudge" come from. u:d what does it really moan? The appearance of the word in literature is in the description of the call of Lady r.h-.rncy and Miss Carolina Wilholniina Amelia SUeggs on the vicar of Wak'.'fh'id's household: "But previously I shoul have mention ed tlio very impolite behavior of Mr. Burcliell, who. during his discourse, sat with his face turned to the tire and at the conclusion of every sentence would cry out 'Fudge!' an expression which displeased us all and in some measure dampened tiie rising spirit of the con versation." Does the word come from the provincial French "fuclie" or the low German "futschV" Or shall we trace it to the story of 1700 quoted by the elder Disraeli, "There was, sir, in our times one Captain Fudge, who al ways brought home his owners a good cargo of lies, so much that now aboard the ship the sailors, when they hear a great lie told, cry out, 'You fudge it!' —Boston Journal. Filth That Canuit Swim. More than one species of iish is met with which cannot swim, the most sin gular of which perhaps is the maltha, a Brazilian tish, whose organs of loco motion only enable it to crawl or walk or hop, after the manner of a toad, to which animal this tish to some extent bears a resemblance, and it is provided with a long upturned snout. The an terior (pectoral.) tins of the maltha, which are quite small, are not capable of acting on the water, but can only move backward and forward. Both these and the ventral and anal fins are very different from the similar fins in other tishes and could not serve for swimming at all. Other examples of nonswimming fishes include the sea horse, another most peculiarly shaped inhabitant of the sea, whicli resembles the knight in a set of chessmen, and the starfish. Hobins* American robins build plaster and dry grass nests in the crotches of trees, while the little English bird of the same name, only about half as big as Its cousin in America, makes a soft moss nest on the ground. Its breast is a yellow, red or scarlet, much brighter than the American bird, and it sings even more sweetly, but it is of small value as an insect destroyer. The American robin, on the other hand, has a much duller, quieter coat, a more extended vocabulary, sounding many distinct notes of warning, fear, joy, etc., but not In so sweet a song, and is an inveterate worm and insect hunter. With only occasional lapses into vege tarianism, at strawberry and cherry ripe time, the American robin is really one of the most industrious allies the farmer can have FK0M ALL OVER IOWA Murder Trial on at Avoca. Avoca, la., April 29.—The case of the state against A. M. Levix and Ella Mc Daniels, charged with the murder of Barney McDanieis, husband of the woman, on Feb. 14, was called and the jury impaneled. Convention for Des Moines. Des Moines, April 29.—The Repub lican state central committee at its meeting here decided to hold the next state convention on July 1 in Des Moines. Hon. George D. Perkins was chosen as temporary chairman. Conrad Laufersweiler Dead. Fort Dodge, la., April 23.—Conrad Laufersweiler, one of Fort Dodge's pioneers, died from a paralytic stroke. He was seventy-one years old and had lived in Fort Dodge since 1S59. He was one of the first business men of Fort Dodge. Veterans Receive College Deeds. Mason City, la., April 27.—The deeds to the National Military col lege, the buildings for which have just been completed at a cost of nearly $200,000, were presented by the local board to the Sons of Veterans of the United States under whose direction the college will he managed. Rev. McCormick for Moderator. Des Moines, April 27.—Rev. Dr. S. B. McCormick, president of Coe col lege, Cedar Rapids, will be presented to the general assembly of the Pres byterian church in America by the delegates from Iowa as their choice for moderator of the general assembly, which meets in Los Angeles May 20. Slays Self to Evade Trust. Sioux City, April 27.—Charles F. Rademacher, a well known young man prominent socially and in a business way, shot himself through the left lung. He was manager for Charles E. Thornburg, wholesale tobacco dealers, and with the absorption of the com pany by the trust he was to be thrown out of employment. Pole Vault Record Smashed. Des Moines, April 27.—H. Thurman Chapman of Drake university, in Des Moines, broke the world's pole vault record at the home field, making a vault of twelve feet. The world's rec cord was eleven feet and ten and one half inches, held by Clapp of Yale, who has been physical instructor at the Keokuk (la.) Young Men's Chris tian association for two years. Settling Mine Troubles. Des Moines, April 29.—President Ed win Perry of the United Mine Work ers and John P. Reese, commissioner of the Iowa coal operators, were In the city on their way to the mines at Mar quisville and from there to Boone to settle some minor differences between operators and miners. President Per ry stated that thus far the new scale was working very satisfactorily. Sues the Illinois Central. Sioux City, April 25.—The Illinois Central Railroad company has been made the defendant in a $12,800 dam age suit, brought by the parents and guardian of Grace Molden, who was run over and lost a leg and hand. Such was the sympathy awakened by the accident that $1,500 has been sub scribed for her. Subscriptions came from all over in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota. Prepare Tor Prohib Convention. Des Moines, April 26.—The prohibi tionists of the state are preparing for a state convention at Marshalltown in May, and a state ticket will be nomi nated. Undoubtedly Captain K. A. Brown of Ames will be nominated for governor. The selection of delegates from this county was left to a commit tee, but resolutions were adopted at the county convention which declare the liquor traffic to be a gigantic monopoly sheltered by a political par ty and detrimental to social, material and political prosperity in that it pro duces drunkards, paupers and crimi nals, and oppose the licensing of evil practices to produce revenue for gov ernmental purposes. Important Rate Hearing. Des Moines, April 27.—The state board of railroad commissioners has set May 5 as a date for a special hear ing on revision of the freight rates and changes in the classification, and notices have been sent out to shippers of the state to that effect. The pro posed changes affect a number of commodities in each case, the board being asked to lower the classification so as to cheapen the rates. It is ex pected a number of shippers and rail road men will be here and other sim ilar matters will be taken up at the same time. Only a few changes in the Iowa classification have been made since the general revision of a year ago. NEW PRESIDENT FOR AMES. Trustees Agree on Thompson of Ohio, but Doubt Whether He Will Accept. Des Moines. April 25.—Members of the board of trustees of the Iowa State college held an informal meet ing here and steps were taken to find out whether it would be possible to Induce President Thompson of the Ohio State college at Columbus to ac cept the presidency of the Iowa State college at Ames. The committee on presidency of the board of trustees has been making an investigation of Pres ident Thompson and members have reached the conclusion that he is tha right man for the head of the Iowa college, and the only question is whether or not he could be induced to come to Iowa. He has been at the head of the college at Columbus only a few years, but has made a great rep utation as an educator WELCOME PRESIDENT OMAHA HOST TO NATION'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE. Congratulates People of Nebraska on Their Material Well Being and Gives Utterance to Patriotic Phrases Be fore Demonstrative Audience. Omaha, April 28.—Ten thousand people were gathered at the Coliseum last night to hear President Roosevelt. The day had been a trying one for the entire party, the wind blowing the en tire day, and at Lincoln a smart rain storm greeted the president on his ar rival. The dust and sand which blew across the prairies added another un pleasant feature to the journey, which was one of a circuitous route. After leaving Grand Island, the first stop was at Hastings. Fairmount and Crete received short stops and the train arrived at Lincoln at 1 o'clock. After brief stops at Wahoo and Fre mont, the journey was not interrupted until Omaha was reached at 5:15. Much preparation had been made in this city for the president's com ing and he was greeted by probably 50,000 people, who lined the streets on both sides for a mile and a half along the route ol' the carriage drive. Elaborate decorations of bunting and flags were hung from every building and from every flagstaff in the city "Old Glory" floated proudly. At the Union station the great west arch was festooned with bunting, which sur rounded an immense painting of the president. Another painting, framed in the national tri-colors, was placed over the carriage way through which the president's party passed. At the entrance to the train shed was hung a banner of welcome. The reception committee which met the president was composed of the board of governors of Knights of Ak Sar-Ben, together with Senators Mil lard and Dietrich, Governor Mickey, Congressman Hitchcock, ex-Congress man Mercer, Mayor Moores and Gen eral Manderson. Military Escort is Most Imposing. The military escort was a large one, headed by a platoon of police. It was composed of the Thurston Rifles, Oma ha Guards. Millard Rifles, South Oma ha troop of cavalry, and six companies of the High School cadets. The drive through the city lasted half an hour, Beveral of the down town business Btreets being traversed. The entire distance was lined with thousands of people who gave the president a most hearty welcome. From his carriage he nodded his approval. The drive ended at the Omaha club, where a ban quet, lasting an hour and a half, was given the president and his party. Covers were laid for ninety persons, among whom were prominent mem bers of the Ak-Sar-Ben and distin guished citizens of the city. General Manderson presided and introduced the president. The visit of President Roosevelt had been long anticipated by the people of Omaha, who were disappointed last fall when his western trip was cut short at Indianapolis. Much prepara tion had been made for his visit at this time, and the people turned out In great numbers to welcome him. His train left at 5 o'clock this morning tor a trip through Iowa. After the banquet at the club the president and his party were escorted to the Coliseum, which is two miles from the business portion of the city. Although the start was not made until 8 o'clock, thousands again turned out to cheer the president, and catch a glimpse of his face. When the presi dent reached the big auditorium it was crowded to its capacity. The building was elaborately decorated in Rational and Ak-Sar-Ben colors. When the president and his party entered a band struck up "Hail to the Chief," and the president received an ovation. President's Day. in Iowa. Ottumwa, la., April 29.—President Roosevelt, in his dash across the state of Iowa, was everywhere met by large and enthusiastic crowds. His speech making began at 7 a. m., when he made a brief stop at Shenandoah, and his last speech was delivered here shortly after 8 p. m. before thousands of people. His speech here was pre ceded by a short drive through the city, although his trains was late and did not arrive until after dark. He spoke on the good work Secretary Wil son has done in the field of agricul ture. The president had as his guests, Governor Cummins and Secretary Shaw and for a part of the day Con gressmen Hull and Hepburn. He spent the night here, leaving at 4:30 this morning for Keokuk, and will ar rive at St. Louis this afternoon shortly after 4 o'clock. One of the features of the day was the large number of school children that greeted the president. At every place he stopped and at many places where the train did not stop the little people were congregated, waving small American flags. This feature pleased the president very much and he re ferred to the children several times during the day. Stops were made at Shenandoah, Clarinda, Sharpsburg, Van Antwerp, Osceola, Des Moines, Oskaloosa and Ottumwa. The presi dent is bearing the strain of the trip splendidly and his face has not yet lost the tan it acquired In his two weeks in Yellowstone park. Philippine Judge Resigns. Santa Fe, N. M., April 29.—W. H. Pope, judge of the court of the first instance of the Philippine islands, has resigned and, owing to shattered health, will return to Santa Fe to tak« up his residence here again. MOB LYNCHES NEG-R0 ILLINOIS FARMERS SURN TENTS CF BRIDGE WORKERS. Crowd Then Begins Active Race War. Shots Are Returned and Darkies Take to the Woods—Their Camp is Destroyed. Thebes, 111., April 27.—An unknown negro, aged about seventeen years, was lynched by a mob of angry farm ers near the village of Santa Fe for attempting to assault the ten-year-old daughter of Brandon Davis, and this was followed by a general onslaught upon a colony of negroes living in tents, who were engaged in bridge construction work. The tents were burned and many negroes were shot, but so far as known none were killed. Hundreds of shots were exchanged, but no whites were hurt. Brandon Davis lives about one milo east of the village. While his daughter was in the barnyard the negro accosted her. She ran, but he seized her and her screams brought her mother to the rescue. The negro fled. Officers were notified and were soon in pursuit. News of the assault speedily spread among the neighbor ing farmers and resulted in an angry mob starting in search ot the assail ant. The negro was meanwhile cap tured by officers and was being brought to Santa Fe when the mob of farmers was met. A scrimmage fol lowed, during which the farmers se cured the negro. He confessed the crime, but begged for mercy. Without a word the mob started with the pris oner toward the new bridge being con structed across the Mississippi, where he was hanged to an oak tree, without ceremony or delay. After the body had dangled in the air a few momenta it was riddled with bullets. The offi cers endeavored to disperse the mob, but their efforts were unavailing. A rush was made for a colony of several hundred negroes living in tents near the bridge. The negroes saw the mob coming and opened fire. The whites fired with effect, as many of the ne groes were shot down. None of the mob were injured. The mob pressed forward under the steady fire until the negroes turned and fled toward a near by wood, taking their wounded with them. The mob then fell upon the tents and burned them. After accom plishing a general work of destruction mob dispersed. Extra police were sworn in and the village is under heavy guard. Excitement is intense. Santa Fe is a village in the extreme southwestern portion of Illinois. FLOG NEGRO AND WOMEN. Whitecaps Use Barbed Wire for Switch at Bloomington. Bloomington, Ind., April 27.—Thirty eight unmasked men broke into a house in East Ninth street and switched Misses Rebecca and Ida Stephens, eighteen and sixteen years old, and also whipped Joe Snively, colored, fifty years old. The Stephens girls.lived with their mother in the same house in which Shively had a room. The negro was whipped with a barbed wire and was struck in the eye with brass knucks. Rebecca was whipped with barbed wire and Ida with apple switches, but neither Is dangerously injured. Many of the whitecaps were recognized and war rants will be sworn out for their ar rest. DYNAMITE STORE BUILDINGS. Beggs Residents Refuse to Tolerate Negro Storekeeper in Their Midst. Muskogee, I. T„ April 27.—The offi cers of this city have just been noti fied of the destruction of two store buildings at Beggs by dynamite. Three weeks ago a family of negroes, consisting of father and three sons, moved from Alabama to Beggs. They had $10,000 and bought property, built a store building and put in a stock of goods. The negroes paid no attention to warnings In the shape of suggestive posters, and last night a stick of dynamite was set off under one end of the building and it was to tally wrecked. Negro Lynched in Texas. Longview, Tex., April 27.—News reached here of the lynching at Car thage of a negro named Hensley John son, charged with criminally assault ing a four-year-old white girl of that place. The negro was captured by the officers, but was released on bond. A mob from Carthage caught him and hanged him on the public square, where his body was found in the morn ing suspended from a telephone pole. Hold Train While MatTTs Fined. Lexington. Ky., April 27.—The Louis ville and Nashville train to Maysville was held ten minutes here while Louis Lunsford, a passenger who got into a fight on the train, was arrested, taken to a station house, tried, fined, paid the fine, and was allowed to leave for home. Exchange Shots With Robbers. Michigantown, Ind., April 27. A posse of citizens who were on the look out, had a running pistol fight with six would-be bank robbers. Many shots were fired, but the intruders es caped. Delivers Verdict and Dies. Hamilton, Mont., April 27.—After returning a verdict in a damage suit. J. McGinley, foreman of the jury] dropped dead in court of heart dis ease. Reliance Speedy in Trial. Bristol. R. I., April 27.—The Reliance was taken out for another spin, last ing two hours, and on the whole sho proved a stifT and powerful craft. She was very fast in beating and reaching.