24 YEARS OLD,
Rev. J. C. Pike Of The Capital Park
Methodist Church, Des Moines In
His Sermon Sunday Evening
"The papers have been suggest
ing the possibility of Judge Smith
being elected speaker of the nation
al bouse, but there does not seem
to be any excitement over the news"
•aid the Rev. Mr. Pike. "If, bow
ever, a foreign fleet were to appear
on onr coast tomorrow, excitement
•would be at fever heat. Yet the
presence of a grafter like Judge
Smith in the speaker's chair would
be a greater menace to our national
welfare than any hostile fleet that
would be likely to come against us.
If we were as keenly alive to the in
ternal dangers as we ought to be,
there would be such intense indig
nation throughout the whole coun
try, that in the face of it, not one
member of the house would dare to
cast his vote for Judge Smith for
that exalted position."—Sunday
Register & Leader, March 27th.
•Dr. Clay left
far Tama Iowa.
Dr. Clay left Tuesday for Mar
shalltown Iowa, to attend the funer
alof his father Mr. Hiram Clay who
died at Bancroft South Dakota Sun
Charlie Coffield left here for his
old houie at Hawarden, Iowa. He
will help bis father on the farm and
expects to make that his permanent
Charlie Kelsey of Cbioook, Mon
tana arrived in our city Saturday to
visit a few days with hiB sister, Am
ber Kelsey and renew old acquain
Mrs. Cochran and daughter who
have been visiting their son und
brother Vera Cochran and wife at
the south side restaurant left last
liiursdBy for a visit with auoth'er
eon in Atlantic. t'
Tbeie will tie meetiug of Ihe
Cemetery Association 8a tut day
night April 2ad at 8 o'clock in the
Firdt National Bank for the election
of officers fonthe next ye ir. Fver
body is invited.
P. K. Jensen tdok Mis. John Di
tnick and daughter, Ellowene and
i6s Carrie Gault down to Atlantic
in the auto Saturday morning to
meet Mr. Dimick who has been in
Chicago on business.
Mr. and ^Jrs. Winfrey and little
girl arrived in our city Friday eve
ning. Mr. Winfrey is one ot the
firm of the new Drug Co., who pur
chased the Nick Dofllng stock. They
have moved into the Wyman Har
vey house which he recently pur
chased of Mrs. Ed Bates. We are
glad to welcome them to our city.
Mary B. McPherrin of Oakland
Iowa, President of the Seventh Dis
trict of Iowa Christian Endeavor
Union will lecture at the Christian
Church Saturday evening, April 2nd
All interested in Endeavor work,
come as she is desirous of getting
better acquainted with the young
people and the Y. P. S. ('. IS. work in
our city. tV »'vy ,'-JSU
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Ebbe Hansen left Tuesday on a
business trip to Minnesota. J'_
Mre. Spoo is now able to
the restaurant again alter a
WALTER !. SMITH
Wm. Masterson went to Audubon
Saturday for a visit with Attorney
Tbad Seibert was reported quite
ill and under the doctor's care the
first of the week.
Fred Bartelt left Tuesday noon
for Denver Col., where he goes with
the view of looking at Colorado
Mrs. Rev Wissler of Grinnel came
Tuesday evening for a visit with
relative* at the Will Wissler home
and other old time triends.
9 Andrews, Tom Adair. Nels
Hansen, M. Jensen and Lou Brad
ley were business callers at th«umijn
yty seat Tuesday between traii#/^,,.
Mrs. Wallace, whose home is iu
Jerusalem and who has been here
visiting her mother, Grandma Gill
left Saturday tor her son's home in
Mrs. Baker and children of Coun
cil Bluffs arrived in our city Tues
day evening to vie.it her mother,
brother .-ind family at the home ot
her brother Glen Nanctrrow.
Citizen's Ticket *t»i Elected By A
Snug Majority Last Monday.
At the city election held in Attorney
Andrews' office Monday John Rend'e
man defeated J. B. J. Lohner for
Mayor by a majority of 44. The fol
lowing is the vote cast:
JH Rendleman... 113
Lohner .1 69
A W Harvey 150
Herman Barnholdt 148
Wm Doffing 144
John Nekon .\._149
John I Hensley .142
Nels Hansen 145
The entire fight centered on Mayor
ship and made a clean race. Both
men were good business men and ei
ther would make an officer the city
would be proud of. The entire ticket
is considered one of the best Exira has
known for years and we may look for
ward to a business administration.
Dr. Newlon and wife spent Sun
day with relatives in Atlantic.
Wyman ffarvey was a business
visitor in Omaha last Thursday.
D. E. Shrauger of Atlantic visited
his family in this
city over Sunday.
Gladys Chamberlaiu of Brayton
was shopping in our city Saturday.
Wm. Thielen of Carroll was a vi
sitor in our city, coming down
E. C. Wilson and wife visited M.
D. Crow and family in the country
Geo. McCIain returned last Thurs
day from Omaha where he bad been
Chats. Houston's are preparing to
build cement walks on their pregii
sea this season.
June Daffor^ who has been stay
ing at th^JTgp| Bell home is now
staying atlffv. Wright's.
Henry* Huat fs gbThg to DeB
Moines with his aunt Lillian Hnut
to spend his spriog vacation.
Delia Hicss came in* from her
school near Elk Horn and spent
Sunday with her mother and sisters
at home. J-
Dolly CreeB, who has been asBist
ngHil M*y's withth^ir housework
returned to her home near Hamlin
Dick Elwood nt
in our city Sunday on very
ant business at the Park
Come again Dick.
Gena Boose of Gates Iowa, arriv
ed in onr city Saturday to visit a
short time with Mary Larson and
other girl friends. i.
George,Kness of Audubon town
ship was in town for the first time
last *eek since his return from the
hoepifa' at Iowa City.
Mrs. Elmer Bailey left last Thurs
day for her home at Audubon after
a pleasant visit here with her sis
tcr-in-law Mrs. Wm. Fulton and
J. E. Walker went to Atlantic
Tuesday to deliver a carload of
wind-mills for the Perkins people
and attend the meeting of the Elks,
Miss Elsie Hunt who is attending
school at Drake University Des
Moines came home Friday morn
ing to spend her spring vacation
at the parental home.
Kenneth Clay lost a finger ring
Thursday evening. Search was
made but it could not be found. It
was a ring very dear to him it
bsing his mothers wedding ring.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bates moved
the latter part of ljst week to Audu
bon. Mrs. Bates sold ber residence
here to Wyman Harvey recently.
They have b'ought property in Au
dubon and will, make that their
J. C. Hardman disposed of their
family driving horse the last of tbe
week for which he received the
sum of $200. The whole family have
gone into mourning over the sale
of this animal as it was a horse
they raised and was a valuable ani
mal. It was always to be relied on,
being trustworthy and gentle. This
was a young horse and Mrs. An
drew Allen the purchaser baa sure
ly a prize animal.
KING CORN SAD
Seed Corn Special. An Hoar Well
Spent With Corn Specialists In
Exira Wednesday afternoon
The corn meeting Wednesday af
ternoon was a great success. The
farmers although very busy turned
out in goodly number to hear what
the Professor had to say to them on
the all important subject v.f seed
corn and corn raising. About two
hundred and fifty were in atten
dance and listened to the professor's
plain, practical talk, which waa
filled with pointers on the impor
tance of great care in the selection
of seed corn and good advice on
the subject. The meeting is repor
ted to have been tbe best which lias
been held along the Rock Island
line so far. Farmers cannot be too
careful in selecting their seed corn
this year. The unseasonable w1*^
tber during the ripening' period of
1909 crop left many, fields in an im
mature condition. Thfe portion
that was well housed before winter
set in showB abopt 25 to 50 per cent
faiily good seed corn, while the
portion of the crop remaining in
the fields all winter shows from a
trace, to 10 or 15 percent good, at
Frank Heath who now resides
near Anita, was on our streetB Sat
The Treble Clef Club met Th urs
day at the pleasant home of Mrs.
E. C. Clure.
Miss Lillie Bartelt is staying
with her aunt Mrs. Chas. Kleuver
during her fathers absence,
Charlie Milliman built a fine big
porch on the front of his residence
in Slipperyelmburst. this week.
Mrs. Dr. Jacobsen left Friday
noon for Iowa City. Mr. Jacobson
accompanied her as far as Atlautic.
Tbe carpenters have finished Chas
Parrotts house ready for the plaster
ers at they moved into it this week
Mrs. Sherm Koox and baby who
have been visiting relatives he.os*
left"Saturday for their home near
Miss LUlao Hunt who is studying
music at' Drake University came
home Friday to spend her Bpring
Mrs. Alfred Miller returned Sat
urday evening from Atlantic where
she visited relatives since last
Mrs. Frank Bashamaud daughter
Gertrude visited Friday with relat
ives at the Ellis Cannon home
W. J. Lancelot, Editor W. H. Lancelot, Publisher
EXIRA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAECH 31, 1910.
Nick and John "lertesjr. left last
Thursday for Ainsley and other
points in Nebraska. They go there
to look at the country.
Miss Flora Houston will leave
the last of the week for Newton la.,
where she will spend her spring
vacation visiting relatives.
Mrs. Herbert Herrick who has
been visiting relatives and friends
here, left Saturday for a short visit
with relatives in Brayton.
Dave Dutler and daughter Mrs.
Srhaarting visited Saturday at tbe
home of-th'eir daughter and sister
Mrs. Jake Engle in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vais, Jerry
Sokolovsfey and John Hrubec south
of town spent Easter Sunday with
Frank Navratil and family.
Miss Hazel Giil who has been in
Atlantic for some time assisting
Mrs. Nelson with her house work,
returned to her home here Sunday.
Orion Cluie and Miss Riggs of
Atlantic visited Sunday at the
home of the formers brother, E. C.
Clure and wife other triends. re
turning to Atlantic Monday noon.
Nels Henningsen Dead
Nels Henningsen was born in Fyen
Denmark and died at his home near
Exira, Maroh 26th. 1910, at the age of
69 yrs, He was married before be left
Denmark and was the father ot ten
children two ot whom are still living,
one daughter Mrs. Thompson and one
Bon Uffee Henningsen.
The fnneral services were held at tbe
Danish church weBt of town conducted
by Rev. Jorgensen. After the services
many of his neighbors eulogized htm.
The procession was made up of sixty
teams, which showed the high esteem
with which he was held in (his com
Exira Confers With Atlantic Con
cerning The Attdtibon And
Cass County's Juaction
Ten men went to Atlantic Tues
day evening to the meeting of the
Good Roads Convention. By formal
vote the meeting resolved to do all
that it may to have the Glidden
tourists travel the state road from
Des Moines to Atlantic passing
through Guthrie Center and Exira.
A telegram has been received here
with instruction to push the good
r*ad(k to its limit in Audubon
County as the Glidden tourists are
aimas't certain of coming through
herein June. Much enthusiasm is
The Booster Club will meet at the
First National Bank this Thursday
evening. All wide awake Boosters
Florence Airdrie VI., at Nebraska Ex
periment Stallion Has Record of
10,487 Poinds Of Milk
Special Dispatch to World-Herald.
Lincoln, Neb., April 30:—Florence
Airdrie VI., a splendid red short
horn cow at the Nebraaka Experi
ment station at the state farm haa
produced 10,487 pounds of milk dur
ing tbe last year, which made 482.84
pounds of butter. This makes her
the cnampion shorthorn cow of the
world, according to statistics com
piled on the subject by Prof. A. L.
In an interesting contest conduct
ed during tbe last year between
this eow and the pure bred HolsteiB
cow, Karen II., it was found that
tbe Holstein produced more milk,
but the shorthorn more butter. Tbe
following is the result of tbe con
Karen II. 11995.7 473.21
Florence 10487.0 481.84
F^oyence iB about 4 years old and
Is"Vp'ufe bred shorthorn. She wa£
purchased of Mr. Wm. ISrnstof Te
cumseb, Neb., on April 20, 1903, and
from that date to the present her
milk and butter records are as fol
Yea Milk Butterfat Butter
Total 3 yre__25137.0
Av. for 3 yrs. 8379.0
The dual purpose breed of cattle
the farmer's cow. A cow that will
give a large quantity of rich milk
and raise a calf that will go and
top the markets of the world fcr
good beef. A cow that after she is
through milking and raising calves
will go on the market at 12 to 16 cwt.
and bring 5 to 6 cts. a lb for beef.
You don't have to sell her for a
Co). F. M. Wood's of Liucol",Neb.
sold the University tarrn of Neb., a
Shorthorn cow for $160 that made
this year 494 lbs of butter and
bull calf sold for $200.
Mrs. Wm. CrisBman left today for
a visit with relatives iu Atlantic.
H-snry BuBh was iu Atlantic strict
ly on business Wednesday between
Alice Hay came in from her Gree
ley township home Monday to as
sist her aister-in-law, Mrs. Wm
Hay with her sewing during the
A Big Fire
Last Wednesday, the houBe 'on
the farm reoently vacated by Jens
P. Wilson and which was occupied
by Jensen, which lately came
into John Rendleman's possession,
burned to the ground. It was a
terrible day for a fire as the wind
was blowing a gale. The cause of
it was unknown but we understand
they were all in the field to work.
With the wind blowing at the rate
it was there was no show of stop
ping the fire. They saved what they
could of the household effects and
got moat of the things out ,of tbe
down staira but they were broken
and damaged a great deal. Nothing
from the second floor was saved.
We did not learn a.- to the insur
ance ot^the household goods but
tbe honse waa fully covered by in
Miss Lizzie Porter And Mr. Edward
McNaryWere Married At The
Presbyterian Parsonage In
Audubon Last Monday.
Mr. Edward McNaty and Miss
Lizzie Porter surprised their many
frieuds Tuesday morning by quiet
ly leaving our little city, going to
the county Beat and there were
quietly united in marriage by Rev.
A Miller at tbe Presbyterian par
Miss Lizzie is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Porter of the Park
Hotel and is a very ambitious
young lady. Sbe is highly esteemed
by her numerous friends.
Mr. McNary is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. George McNary of Aububon,
but is working in a barber shop at
Kimballton at the present time. He
is not very well known in our city
but must be a young man of good
qualities or could not be tbe choice
of this esteemable young lady.
They left on the noon train Tues
day for Iowa Co. where they will
visit her sister a short time, after
which they will go to Kimballton
where they will reside.
May health and prosperity follow
them to their new home.
A Good Surprise
The pupils of the fourth and fifth
rooms planned a surprise party on
their music iustructor, Miss Bessie
Witthauer last Tuesday evening.
The evening was spent in playing
games after which a delightful
luncheon was served by Mrs. Witt
hauer. They made her a present of
a beautiful set of pins which Bessie
will always be proud of. They all
reported a jolly good time.
Mrs. Dolly Coe was reported quite
ill with grippe the first of the week.
Dora Gill who went to Atlantic to
work returned to' her home here
Mrs. Barab Marshall of Coon Ra
pida came Monday morning to keep
houae for Dr. Clay and family..
A. E. Burrell, special agent of tbe
Cantinental Insurance Company of
New York, visited Tbeo Patty last
Mrs. Bennett came up from Casey
Saturday to atteud to business per
taining to her property on North
Street and visit with old friends.
There was a dance at the K. P.
Hall Wednesday night, the Italians
furnishing the music. A large
crowd attended and everyone re
ports a good time. ..
Mr. Chantry's wife and children
arrived in our city Monday and
we understand they have rented
a house on North St. Mr. Chantry
is one of the men who have bought
the Nick Doffing and Co. drug busi
C. O. Huut has had the decorators
at work this week beautifying his
billiard hall. Charles has now run
bia ball two years and has lived up
to tbe ordinance in every particular
He has made it a parlor for gentle
men and invites the inspection of
the most fastidious. If you don't
play go down and occupy one of his
eaev chairs and enjoy asocial eve
The beat stock dip on the market.
75c per gallon.
Farms for Sale and Rent.
Kommes Land Co.
Miss Mary Curry of Atlantic visit
ed with relatives at the BaBham
home from Tuesday until Thursday
HanB Hansen is naving his house
papered and varnished this week by
the experts, Knox and Fenney.
$4-$5-$7 per day charged by can
vassing agents to cover livery, ho
tel, cigar bills are charged up in
their bills to you for trees. All
theBe are eliminated if you buy here
Write for particulars to W. M. Bora
berger, Harlan, Iowa.
Having located in Audubon, I
will do tuning for Mr. Doffing.
Those desiring their pianos tuned,
pleaBe leave orders at Doffing's
Windmills And Pumps
We will start in the windmill and
pump business after Saturday tbe
12th at tbe H. P. Hansen Implement
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$1.00 PER YEAR
THE GERMINATION BOX
A Good Method of Getting Rid of the
Poor Ears of Seed Corn as Told
by Professor Holden
The most practical way for testing
the germination of each ear of seed corn
is by using a germination box. This is
a simple affair and can be made by any
one in an hour. Any box about 3 or 4
inches deep and 30 by 30 inches in size
may be used. Fill the box about half
full of moist sawdast well pressed down
so that it will leave a smooth even sur
face. The sawdust should be put in a
gunny sack and set in a tub of warm
water for at least an hoar (or still better
over night) BO that it will be thorough
ly moistened before using. Rule off a
piece of good white cloth (sheeting)
about the size of the box, checker board
inchcs each way. Number
the squares 1, 2, 3 and so on. Place it
over the sawdust and tack it to the box
at the corners and edges. Lay out the
ears to be tested side by side on the
floor remove one kernel from near the
butt, middle and tip of the ear turn
the ear over and remove three kernels
from the opposite side in like manner,
making six kernels in all, thus secur
ing a sample from the entire ear. Place
the six kernels at tne end of the ear
from which they have been taken. Use
care that the kernels do not get mixed
with the kernels from the ear next to
it. After kernels are removed boards
may be laid over the rows ef corn to
keep them, in place until germination
is known. Place the kernels from the
ear of corn No. 1 in square No. 1 of the
germination box from ear No. 2 in
square No. 2, and so on with all the
ears. Lay apiece of good cloth on top
of tbe kernels and dampen by sprink
ling water over it. Then place over
this a cloth considerably larger than
the box and fill in on top of this with
about two inches of moist sawdust and
press down firmly, folding the edge of
cloth to cover the sawdust. Keep, iq a
warm place where it will not freeze.
The kernels will germinate in about six
days. Remove the cover carefully to
avoid mifpjp'citig the kernels in. the
squares. Examine the kernels in the
germination box and discard all ears
that'are worthiest or- -show-'weak ger*
This box as it is made up with the
corn in it and ready to be set away, fpr
germination may be described asjfol
lows:—Two inches of moist sawdust
firmly packed in the bottom then laid
upon this sawdust is the germi'natibn
cloth (ruled in squares) with the ker
nels of corn laid upon it, a second
cloth spread over the kernels, then a
third cloth larger thon the box spread
over this with two inches of moist saw
dust packed firmly over this.
SPECIAL THIXOS TO BE OBSERVED.
Be sure to soak the sawdust at' least
one hour—or better still over night.
Use good quality of cloth (sheeting)
for the cloth that is marked off in
squares and the cloth which is laid
over the kernels.
Leave at least two inches of margin
around the edges of the box to prevent
freezing snd drying out.
Rule the cloth oil" in large squares 2£
by 2A inches.
Never use the box a second time
without first thoroughly scalding both
the cloths and sawdust. The cloth had
better be untacked and the sawdust re
moved to do this.
Do. not open too soon. The stem
sprouts should beat least two Inches
Throw out all ears that show weak
germination as well as the worthless
School For Dressmakers
will start another class as soon
after April ltitb as I havrteu pupils
enrolled. That will be tbe last class
at $1-5. Call No. 1 if you wiab to en
ter iis class.
Mrs. J. B. Connrardy
M. E. Church Notes
Sunday School at»10:30
Preaching at 11:00 and 7:80 each
Children's meetingevery alternate
Sabbath at 3 p. m.
Prayer meeting Thursday eve.
Our congregations at Exira and
Hamlin and Exira are getting lar
ger at each service. The children's
Easter exercises Sunday eve were
good and well attended. We ask
your presence with us Sabbath
morning and evening.
Let there be itt&at iu God's house
That the hungry, be not turned
empty a way.
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