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pany's premium offer 1 Mrs. Carelsen, of Elk Horn, was calling on Atlantic friends one day the past week. Several of the marksmen about here went down to Hamlin Seation, Sun day, and participated in the shoot. Hon. Peter Nissen was over at Harlan, one day this week, calling on friends and looking after business matters. The Kimballton well diggers were at the R. Nissen home, one half mile south of Elk Horn, Tuesday, making a long well. Miss Flemming, of Glenwood, who had been here calling on her friends, the Jens Carlsen family, returned to her home last Friday. Mr. George Brown, the Audubon broom maker, was at Elk Horn, on Tuesday, displaying his wares, and from here he went on south toward Walnut. School house number nine, Sharon township, between Kimballton and Elk Horn, has been treated to a cou ple of coats of white paint, trimmed in green. George James, his wife and Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Petersen were delightfully entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lars Johnson, south of Elk Horn, last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Jens Myrthu started Tuesday for a visit at their old home in Denmark expecting to be gone for two or three months and to see much of the old world while away. Mr. and Mrs. Viggo Sorenson, of Kimballton, buried their infant babe in the Elk Horn cemetery, Monday, since which time the mother is said to be in a very precarious condition. Mrs. P. P. Nelsen and daughter, Nora Nelsen, went over east from Exira, the latter part of iast week, and visited with Will Jensen and Kwife at their home in south Greeley township. Simon Iverson, who resides out at tCouncil Bluffs but who owns a good farm near Elk Horn, left Wednesday for the old home in Denmark where he will pass a year. His wife died about a year ago. Nels Nelsen, one of the Elk Horn blacksmiths, has been humping him selt lately, putting on thirty shoes sa day which made him leel so rich that he has decided to build a new .shop, thirty by forty feet in size, Gustav Olsen, of near Elk Horn, who had been passing the Sunday in Atlantic left this morning for Omaha from which place he will go out to •Wyoming and try for a tree home stead in the Shoshone Valley—The iTelegraph "Chirsthe Thresher," started up his machine this week on Wednesday doing the first job of work down on Jens Myrthu larm, near Elk Horn. Chris has a first-class outfit, does ex cellent work and just has Btacks of work piled up ahead of him. Kimballton Elkhorn Carl Hansen departed for Hooper, Nebraska, FridBy, and his parents Mr. and Mrs. Jens Hansen, went out to the same city, Monday, where they will pass a few happy days at the home of these good people's daughter, Mrs. John Bruhn. A company of good Audubon peo ple came out in the Van Gorder auto mobile and carriages, Tuesday, and picniced on the college campus. The party was made up as tollowe: Mr. and Mesdames Charles Van Gorder, Wilson Burnside, Emil Bilharz Mrs. Ed B. Cousins, Mrs. H. W. Wilson, Mr. Ed Van Gorder. Hans Petersen, who resides west of Elk Horn, was up at Fort Dodge to see his son, Peter M. Petersen, who is taking treatment there and says he was very agreeably surprised to see what a change there was for the bet ter he has gained eight pounds in flesh and was convinced that his boy would soon be restored to him, well and sound. There were two operations at the hospital today the first one being on Richard Hansen, the three year old eon of Mr. and Mrs. Hansen, near Elk Horn, and was for strangulated herna—The second was on the five year old Bon of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Nelsen, who reside over near the Advent church east of Elk Horn, and the patient was brought to Atlantic where an operation was performed in hopes of saving his foot that had been almost severed from his leg by a mowing machine. The little fellow was playing in the oat field where his father was mowing, and before he knew it the machine was upon him. The tendons of his leg were severed but the physicians hope that the op eration will prove successful and the leg may be saved, and reports from Atlantic say that the little kid is get ting along as well as could be expect ed under the circumstances—Atlantic Democrat. Kimballton Hydraulic Stone Works Well machine is at Nels Christensen's and will go south-east on this route. Any one wanting any well work and well tile please notify the same and oblige. Next week Chr. Hansen will sell all his fly nets at actual cost. Mrs. Peter Petersen, of Elk Horn, is said to be a very sick lady this week. Ed Wilson has gone over to Guth rie county to help with the hay and grain harvest. The Olsen Knitting Factory peo ple were having some grading done about their grounds Tuesday. Martin Esbeck, of KimballtOB, was out in the country, Tuesday, with a friend of his, a traveling man. John Hunter, the younger one of the Exira liverymen, was over here Tuesday, with a traveling man and his trunks. The Elk Horn ball club and the Pansy Blossoms are scheduled to play a game in the Joe James pasture, naxt Sunday afternoon. Justenus Johnson and wife, near Kimballtoa, will entertain a com pany of their friends next Sunday, in their usual happy style. The telephone linemen were busy Tuesday, putting in new cross arms, tightening the wire and putting the system in first class repair. Louie Petersen and Robert John son, the telephone "shooters" were down by Brayton, Monday, looking over the line and making needed re pairs. Fred Baxter, the Audubon tele phone lineman, was over this way Saturday, calling on friends and looking after the Lafe Simpson tele phone interests. Martin Mitten, the Kimballton barber, was up to Audubon having Dr. Carrie Brooks-Woods finish up some dental work which that lady began some time ago. The Petersen and Hansen merry go-round which has been at Kimball ton for a few days, pulled up stakes, Tuesday and moved .out to Jackson ville where they will remain for a few days. Miss Anna Madsen, daughter of Thor Madsen and wife, who has been assisting at the Elk Horn central office, will resign her position on August first, for a few weeks, during haying and harvest." Peter Miller, the harnesmaker, and Berhet Rasmussen, the clerk at George Faaborg's store Kimball ton, joined the excursion at Audu bon, Tuesday, went up to Lake View, and say they had a fine time. A telephone message from over at the Louie Johnson home east of here, Monday, said that one of the lady members of that family had fallen and broken one of her lower limbs but we were unable to get further particulars. Tnose two new German Automatic Knitting Machines were set up in the Olsen knitting factory at Elk Horn, this week and now they are rapidly turning out a large quantity of the latest and up-to-date goods, which are well worth your time to inspect. Mr. H. J. Nelsen, who resides over by the Advent church, has a very sore hand at present, caused by blood poison setting in. His neighbors, seeing the sorrowful shape he was in, gathered at his place Wednesday, with teams and machinery and soon had Mr. Nelsen's hay crop safe in his barn. Merchant James, of Elk Horn, who was a chosen delegate to the Con gressional convention out at Coancil Bluff*, on Tuesday drove over to Hamlin Station, Monday morning, where he visited with friends until noon when he took the train for Omaha to look atter business matters, attended the convention the next day then came home by way of Marne, on Wednesday. Last Saturday, when it was so fearfully hot, Chris Faaborg who was working on the Soe farm for Thomas Thompson had pitched on twenty-nine loads of bay in the field and long about six o'clock in the evening when he had essayed to pitch just one more was overcome with heat, tumbled down, and it took four hours of good vigorous work to get him to come out it. The man was some better the first of the week but will have to be careful of himself during the rest of this harvest time. Last Sunday, July 22, 1906, Mr. Drace Soreasen, that jolly and pros perous farmer who lives over east on the thumb hand side of the road where you turn east to go to Exira was forty-one years old, and a few days before that date Mr. Sorensen and his good wife decided that they would give their friends a jolly fine treat that day, so three hundred in vitations were sent out asking their friends to come and help them cele brate the event. Early in the day the neighbors began to arrive and when they got there they found long tables loaded until they fairly groan ed with good things for the inner man arranged in the dining room, such as fried chicken, roasted pork, cakes and pies, ice cream fruit and dainty stuff like that in abundanee, and when all had eaten their fill they went out of doors, formed themselves into little groups and engaged social converse until the low setting sun warned them that night was fast approaching when they reluctantly bade their host and hostess adieu, satisfied that they bad passed one of the moBt pleasant days of their lives Poison lias a very bad effect on your sys tem. It disorders your stomach and digestive apparatus, taints your blood and causes constipation, with all its fearful ills. Bedford's Black-Draught1 ST. is a bland tonic, liver regulator, and blood purifier. It gets rid of the poisons caused by over-supply of bile, and quickly cures bilious headaches, dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea, Indiges tion, constipation, malaria, chills and fever, jaundice, nervousness, irritability, melancholia, and all sickness due to disordered liver. It is not a cathartic, but a gentle, herbal, liver medicine, which etses without irritating. The Kimballton Cement Works are building a bridge near the A. Grau home up in Lincoln township. Mads Madsen, brother of Store keeper Hans Madsen. at Kimballton, went out to Council Bluffs, Tuesday, where he was a delegate to the Con gressional convention which was held there that day. Hans Madsen, one of the merchants of Kimballton was industriously us ing an "Irishman's bag" Tuesday, wheeling away some surplus dirt which the maker of this universe had piled up in his back yard. Albert Jorgensen, who resides near Kimballton, gave his friends a party at his home on Thursday even ing of last week and those who were there say it was one of the most en joyable affairs of the kind they ever attended. Viggo Rasmussen, who lives near Kimballton, was twenty-five years old Sunday, and his many friends gathered at iiis parents1 home that day to do honor to the event and the time was passed amid laughter, games and song. Tuesday, Banker C. Pedersen drove down to Marne to meet Rev. Anker, of Blair, Nebraska, who came up to Elk Horn to confer with the trustees of the college with a view of becoming principal of the school, providing they can come to terms. Louie Petersen of the Elk Horn Telephone Company fell from a pole he was climbing, into a barbwire fence Tuesday, which badly lacerated his legs, some cuts of the cruet bo^bs were from four "to six inches ng and half an inch deep. It's a fright ful accident to be so badly torn up with barb wire. The proprietors of the Kimballton Cement Works have just finished a bridge up near the Jasper Jensen farm in Sharon township, the like Gf which cannot be found in the county and we doubt it there is another like it in the state. For yean, a little stream has been taking bites out of the side of the bank until the chasm is thirty feet across it and fourteen feet deep so to stop this crumbling, these men built an arch bridge, of cement bricks across the creek, secur ly cementing the bottom of the works so there can't possibly beany more washing away of dirt. Many people from the surrounding coun try have viewed the job with wonder and even the Board of Supervisors of the county went out to view the work as they have a number of like bridges to build. If there Is a wet patch on the farm which is BO situated that it cannot be conveniently drained, willows may be planted there to advantage, not only providing shade for the farm animals in case it happens to be in the pasture, but a limited supply of summer wood. Anything that can be raised on such low places is a clear gain. There Is no cover crop for the or chard that approaches alfalfa in lati tudes where it can be grown or red clover. We have the latter In a large portion of our orchard this year, and it is making a fine and rank growth, In many cases choking out other grasses and weeds. The second crop will be allowed to seed and stand on the ground so as to catch the snow and serve as a cover during the winter. "'A portion of the writer's orchard which has been left unsprayed this year, with a view to serving as a check on the rest of the tract and giving a practical demonstration of the benefits of spraying, already shows marked damage from the apple scab and leaf spot fungi, even though the apples are barely three-fourths of an inch through. As a result of the two further spray ings there is good reason to believe that the difference between the sprayed and unsprayed fruit will be even more striking by the time the crop is har vested in the fall. Buds •owser A Stone Dog £,u it Philosopher Wanted to Have an Art Ornament In His Front Yard., HE SECURED A BARGAIN Neighbors, However, Were Not Agreed as to Identity of the Animal Sculptured. 1906, by Eugene Parcells.] I[Copyright, N the middle of the afternoon tho other day Mr. Bowser came home riding on the seat with tjg driver of an express wagon, ami in the body of the vehicle was a stone d6g representing a canine of the Newfound land breed. It is needless to add that a crowd of boys were following the wag on and passing remarks on the dog. They were not all agreed as to whether it was a dog, calf or goat, but they followed on with a determination to see the thing through to the end. "What does all this mean?" asked Mrs. Bowser, as Mr. Bowser entered the house for a moment to slip Into an old coat. "I have been looking around for the last year for a yard ornament," he re- MB. BOWSER STOOD OFF AND GAZED A3 THAI DOG. plied, "and was just lucky enough to come across one today. It is a jim dandy of a stone dog. A more lifelike thing I never saw, and as the man was hard up I got it at a bargain. Think of getting a stone dog as big as that for eeven dollars! Why, there is almost enough of him to build a house." "Wouldn't a flower vase have been more appropriate?" queried Mrs. Bow ser, as the crowd of boys at the gate had a fight over the question as to whether one of the dog's hind legs was not longer than the other. Wanted Work of Art. "You wait till I get it In place and see. Any one can have a flower vase, but when you come down to stone dogs you have got something novel, original and a work of art. It will be the only one in this part of the city. I'll bet you that within a week I have an offer of $50 for it." Mr. Bowser went out and helped the expressman unload the dog and carry it Into the yard and place It in a cer tain position. Of course they were ably assisted by the boys, who whis tled, snapped their fingers and shout ed "Doggie!" at the senseless thing. Driving them out of the yard didn't bring peace. The dog was where Mr. Bowser wanted him and looking proud ly at the green curtains of the house across the street when along came the fat grocer and stopped to Jean on the gate and observe: "Purty good for'you, Bowser purty good for you!" "You like it, do you?" "Natural as life. It's a wonder to me that the butcher didn't pick It up for a sign." "What do you mean?" "Why, it's a calf, and calves are veal, and botchers sell veal. It runs right from A to Z." "A calf!" shouted Mr. Bowser. "You may be an ass, but don't talk about a dog being a calf!" "Oh, it's a dog, eh? Well, mebbe 'tis. Of course there are all kinds of dogs In the world, and I don't s'pose I've seen all kinds. Excuse me for taking your dog for a calf." Came Into the Yard. The grocer was waddling down the street with a puzzled look on his face when an old woman entered the yard and was making for the basement door when Mr. Bowser asked what was wanted. "Could ye spare a pore widdy woman 5 cents?" she replied. After a moment's hesitation the coin was drawn out and handed to her, and In her gratitude she exclaimed: "What a bewtiful thing it is to be rich! Never in all my life will I have money enough to buy a stone colt like that." "Colt, woman! Haven't you got eyes in your head?" "I have, sir, but as both of them squint a trifle perhaps they have de ceived me. Ah, I see now. It's not a colt, hut a lion, and he's so lifelike that he seems about to roar. Thanks for the money, sir, and may you and your lion live a thousand years." Mr. Bowser stood off and gazed at that dog. He viewed him from seven different points of the compass. There was no mistake about It. It was a dog. It wasn't a mule or horse or cow. He had just come to this con clusion and was about to call Mrs. Bowser and the cat out to look at the figure when a gentleman with a silk hat and a frock coat came along and entered the yard to say: "I am the pastor of the church around the corner. I believe you are Mr. Bowser and that your wife attends?" Tbonght It Hyena, Mr. Bowser shook hands with him and spoke of the weather and the Hep burn bill, and after a moment the pas tor said: "Fixing up a little for spring, I see." "Yes, a bit." "That Is a work of art you have there, and I don't think I ever came across its like before. As a figure of a hyena I should say It was perfect." "A hyena!" shouted Mr. Bowser loud enough to be heard down to the corner. "It can't be a goose," mused the good man as he peered and peeked. "Do I look like a man or a turnip?" was demanded. "If I have made any mistake," said the pastor as he edged toward the gate, beg your pardon. My eyes are not as good as they were. If If not a hyena, excuse me. If it's not a goose, excuse me. In fact, excuse me any way. I may cail again next week." Dinner was announced before any one else came along and took an Inter est In that dog. Mr. Bowser had been hurt in his feelings and was sulky, and Mrs. Bowser talked on all other sub jects. After the meal he went out to have another look at his purchase. Any man, no matter whether a preacher or burglar, who called that stone dog a hyena was a liar and a horse thief. There he stood, ears cocked up, tall out straight and one paw slightly raised as if begging the beef trust not to raise the price of bones, and only a fool could take it for anything else but a canine. Mr. Bowser was still gazing when a tramp came along and stopped to say: "Glad to see you taking an interest in high art, old man. I can't eat statues, but it sorter comforts me to see 'em standing around on one leg." Looked Like a Bear. "What would you say that repre sented?" "Don't kid me, pardner. I'm too old." "But I want you to say." "Well, if any guy comes along here and don't call it a grizzly b'ar you give him the boot. That's about the finest grizzly I ever saw put up in plaster of paris." "Are you a purblind fool?" yelled Mr. Bowser as he felt his feet begin to lift up. "Don't tell me it is a rhinoceros." "You jackass!" "And I'll swear it hain't a giraffe." "Get out o' here!" "Say, pardner, I'm sorry if I've hurt yer feelin's. I wanted to ask at the basement for a cold bite. If you say that figger is meant to represent the sacred bull of India, I'll be hanged If I don't agree with you!" For answer Mr. Bowser grabbed him and backed him against the fence and shook him till his teeth rattled and then helped him through the gate with a kick. Then the darkness fell, and he entered the house and sat down to his paper without speaking. By and by Mrs. Bowser saw him nodding, and she softly arose and went through and took a seat In the bay w. dow. She could see the dog from wliert she sat, and she sighed over the idea of Mr. Bowser making the purchase. Stole tUe Dog, Ten minutes had passed when a man came along and scrutinized the house and passed on. Then he returned and looked it over again. When she caught sight of him for the third time he had a wheelbarrow and entered the yard, ajjd that stone dog was picked up and carried out and loaded up and wheeled away Into the forever. Mrs. Bowser could have drummed on the window. She could have gone to the front door. She could have awak ened Mr. Bowser. She did none of these things. Coolly and calmly she saw the dog disappear and knew that he would never, never return. Then she returned to the sitting room with a look of relief on her face and just In time to hear Mr. Bowser mutter in his sleep: "You thundering big Jackass, but why don't you call it a crocodile and done with it." M. QUAD. A Satirical Suggestion. "Love," said the sentimental girl, "is the poet's greatest theme." "Yes," answered Miss Cayenne, "po ets have had a great deal to say about love, but the.subject does not appear to yield them the substantial rewards that it has for florists, confectioners and jewelers."—Washington Star. Before the Wedding Trip. The Groom—I do hope they'll throw lots of rice—I'm awfully hungry.— Brooklyn Life. AH He Coea. "It's queer!" "What?" "The man who pays as he goes is most welcome to stay." American Spectator. Evolution. Employer—Yes, I want a man for chauffeur who is strictly honest. 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GRAVEN GAA8D AND TO ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: The Commissioners appointed to view, and if required, to vacate a highway, commencing at the south east corner of the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 35, Township 78, Range 35 in Audu bon and running thence east to the south-east corner of the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 35, Twp. 78, Range 35 thence in a northeasterly direction to section line and terminating at county road No. 467, on line between Sections 35 and 36 in said township, bas reported in favor of the vacation thereof and all objections thereto or claims for dam ages must be filed in the Auditor's office on or before noon of the 4th day of September, 1906. or such highway will be vacated without reference thereto. tl .t,« O. B. TRAIN. Auditor Audubon Co. Dra. Oldaker & Hammer, Dentists Office over First National bank. Rooms 5 and 6. One of the firm will be In Bray ten every Friday and every ... Tuesday at Elk Horn. SJV TR hi Mjv (,-H NOTICE Did you know that I have located in Exira for good. Well I have. Did you know that I can do any kind of veterinary work, whether it be from a medicinal or surgical stand point? Give me a trial and I will guarantee satisfac tion. Charles W. Clay Phone 85 Exira, *Iowa ,T. St. RASMU98E2V Attorney -at Law Money to loan and abstracts made. Office over the Flr«t National Bank EXIRA, IOWA H. F. ANDREWS, Attorney-at Law Thirty years experience. Will practice la all courts of the state. Does a general law business. Give blm a call. "(th 1 ,v, Exira, Iowa, Henry Kroeger Livery and Feed Stable Good rig* at right prices, with or without driver. Bus to ana from all trains- Exira Iowa. Licensed Embalmer Licetise No. 589* House Phone 87, Store Phone 35. WELLS! WELLS! 12 to 38 inches in diameter. C. M. PATTY, Route I. EXIRA Look. Only $40. per acre. 700 acres six miles from St. Paul, Minnesota, stock yards. 400 acres under plow, 300 fine timber pasture, near town, railway switch on farm, large house, large barns, plenty of water, all under fence, must go, worth $60., reason for selling. No other azent. AUDUBON COUNTY JOURNAL. SM .Exira, Iowa.