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very latest method. We have erected in our shop one
of the famous Ideal Lawnmower Grinders, a machine
especially built for the purpose of grinding Lawn
mowers, which does the work perfectly. If you will
favor us with your patronage, we guarantee to give
you back your Mower in better condition than the
day you bought it. It will be sharp, and stay longer
than the old style way, which is usually done by in
experienced workmen with a file or on an emery
wheel. Next time your Mower needs sharpening
bring it in and we will make it cut so nicely that it
will surprise you.
The Exira Ante and Machine WorKs
One of the Graham children was
•ick with pneumonia.
John Baker purchased a horse of
Wilson Huff recently.
Ohas. Newman is preparing to
bnild a new hog house.
Mies Edna Hocamp is spending her
spring vacation at home.
Mrs. Anna SchwartiDg is having a
•ew chicken house built.
Chris Dutler has finished paint
ingthe Ed Vanaernam bouse.
MiBS Eva Benton visited with
friends in this vicinity Sunday.
•Fred Wedemever, wife and family
•iBited at Jacob Cars
ten's Sunday.
Miss Francis Vosa from near Adair
is visiting the Newman & Petri fam
P. K. JENSEN, Manager
Elmer Boshme and wife and Ma
ble visited at the J. L. Wheeler home
Christian Heckman Sr. returned
Tuesday from Nebraska from a visit
witii relatives. •,
The young people had an enjoya
ble party at the Clyde Boebme home
one night last week.
Julius Schmidt and wite passed
thru Audubon Township enreute for
Exira Saturday eve.
Henry Tibben IB building a new.
chicken house which will 6oori pay
jfor itself with .17 eggs. ..
'Aana Petersen returned from her
home at Hastings Saturday and will
teaeh the Wahlert school
Arthur Scnwenneker and wife
from south ot Adair visited over
Sunday with her parents in Exira.
The Rev. Cloeter os the Lutheran
Church tias resigned here and will
soon go to Minnesota to another pas
The following mentioned visited
at the Amos Tibben home Sunday.
Geo. Bireline and wife, Wm. and
Henry Tibben families and Fred
Bireline and wife.
The teacher and pupils at No. 2
gave their school yard a thorough
cleaning Friday. The school room
resplendent with new sash curtains is
in the front ranks for neatness.
The Sunday School at tbe Chris
tian church held, their yearly elec
tion of officers last Sabbath. Mr.
Ferguson was re-elected Supt and
Miss Ethel Sec'y and organist. We
did not learn the names of the other
officers. ,3^,
Andrew^the little son of Mr. and
M*P Ed (iftin, who live near Guth
rie Center, dislocated bis arm last
week, which has been set and is do
ing nicely but the shoulder blade
was slivered in such a manner that
an operation was founi to be neces
sarv f* '"V'J"
There's no better spring tonic than
Hollisier'fl 2?ocky Mountain Tea The
standard for thirty years, Tea or Tablets
35c.' Get a package today and you'll
thank us for advice. Nick Doffing.
Mrs. Geo, Coppersmith was a Man
ning shopper Tuesday.
Rev. Stark is papering the Eden
Valley Church this week.
Mrs. Mease and Miss Emma Rnd
aick went to Manning Friday.
There was no preachiug Sunday
night on account of bad weather.
Quarterly meeting postponed until
next Monday night and Tuesday
norning at Eden Valley.
Stark p&pered several rooms
last week lor Dr. Beers. He is a tine.
pap«r-hanger and decorator.
E. Buckner and wife were visiting
at. the home of their daughter. Mrs.
Irv Markley.
Mrs. Peters of Manning spent Tues
day at, the John Markley and S. Bob
bing ton homes.
3 *,
Mrs. John Campbell and Alfred
went to Audubon Monday evening
to visit her parents and sisters.
Mrs. Aikman and daughter went
to Dawson, Friday evening to spend
a tew days with relatives there,
Mr. E. C. Rice lost all of his incu
bator chicks but six, last week just
after getting them in the brooder.
Mr. George Dykes
Sr. returned Sat
urday evening from visiting bis son
at Clarinda and daughter in Oklaho
Ask Charlie Garmine what he is go
ing to do with that new furniture
that he has stored up at his sisters
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Shingle
decker of Ross and his parents spent
Sunday with Lou Shingledecker and
Mrs. Dave Hart ot Carrollis at the
Harry Bates home this week to be
treated for sciatic rheumatism by
Dr. Beers.
The Markley carpenters are build
ing a barn for Mr. Liken on his place
just soqth of town, now occupied by
Frank Aikman.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Higgihs came
in Satuday afternoon and took his
brother Ross and family out to spend
Sunday with them.
Mr. Rice shipped Mr. Bovson's
furniture from tbe ranch here to his
ranch in Wyo., last Tuesday where
the family will reside.
Miss .alma Winnig of Dorchester,
Iowa came Tuesday morning to visit
her cousin, Miss Nettie Winnig at
the Coppersmith home.
Miss Alice Branstratter stepped of!
here last Friday morning on her way
home from Texas, and spent the day
at the W. J. Audas home.
Mrs. King went as far aB Manning
Friday with her mother and sister
who bad been here from Shelby to
attend the Miller, Finnerty wedding.
Mrs. Minnie Robb of Montana is
here yet at the Foster home, she
spent several days last week with
her brothers Jobs and Abe in Man
Grace Newell went home with her
aunt, Clara Newell Saturday after
noon and Chas. and wife went out in
their auto, Sunday morning spending
the day in the country.
John Bridenstioe came up Sunday
evening from Audubon to work at
the carpenter trade with Mr. John
nepp. Mr. McMicbeal and Mr.
Brokotski are working with him.
Mrs. Fred Hastie went to Manning
Monday morning to help her brother
G. D. McLachlin in hie restaurant.
Miss Wulijwho usually works for
him was called to Carroll by her bro
ther Louis's serious illness.
:83 Hattie Rudnick came back to
Mr. Coppersmiths after a weeks stay
at the home of Godfrey Dreher Sr.
She was helping get every-thing in
readiness for Godfrey Jr. and his
bride. A reception was given them
8unday at the parental hall.
Mr. t)het Dustin came down from
Boone Sunday morning to see his fam
ily who are visiting at her parental
home, John Garber and wife. He and
Lulu went to Boone Monday morn
ing. Lulu will remain and visit a
week at the home of her aunt, Mrs.T.
The Sonnd Sleep of Good Health
The restorative power of sound sleep
can not be over estimated and any ail
ment that prevents it isa menace to
health. J. L. Southers, Eau Claire, Wis.
says: "For a long time 1 have been un
able to sleep soundly nights because of
pains across my back and soreness of my
kidneys. My appetite was very poor and
my general condition was much run
down.-1' have been taking Foley's Kid
nty» Pills but a shorttjme and my gen
eral condition is greatly improved. I eat
and epjoy my meals aqd sleep as sound
as a rock. I pan honestly recommend
Foley's Kidney Pills as I know they
have oured me." Bold by all druggists.
First National Bank'
No. 6870
at Exira. in the State of Iowa, at the close
of business, March 29, 1910:
Loans and Discounts $118825 89
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured 7451 02
U. S. Bonds 9000 00
Premium on Bonds.- 351 25
Banking house, furniture and
fixtures 10750 00
Due from State Banks & Bankers.. 1866 40
Due from approved reserve agents 7551 48
Checks and other cash items 474 87
Notes of other National Banks.... :«0 00
.Fractional paper currency, nickels
and cents 209 86
Lawful money reserve in bank, viz
Specie $4633 00
Legal tender notes.. 586 00 5210 00
Redemption fund with U. S. Treas
urer 450 00
Due from U.S. Treasurer
$162449 77
Capital stock paid in
Surplus fund
Undivided profits, less
and taxes.
$35000 00
5000 (X)
1089 21
National Bank notes outstanding. 9000 00
Due to approved reserve agents... 792 95
Individual deposits subject to
check..., 52221 12
Demand certificates of deposit.".."."." 5090 86
Time certificates of deposit 26755 6:!
Bills payable including certificates
oiileposit borrowed 27500 00
$162449 77
otaie of Iowa, County of Audubon, ss:
I, A. \Y. Harvey, Cashier of the above
named bank, do solemnly swear that the
above statement is true to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
Attest: J. I. Hensley Oscar Hunt
W. C. Tibbon, Directors.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
5th day of April, 1910.
[SEAXJ Notary Public.
There is no cough medicine so popular
as Foley's Honey and Tar. It never fails
to cure coughs, colds, croup and bron
chitis. Sold by all druggists.
Aye! There's the Rub.
The amateur sociologist was airing
his views to an admiring and high
browed audience. A professional poli
tician, cleverly disguised as an East
side settlement worker, had managed
to pass the sacred portals, and was ob
scurely ensconced in a dark corner.
"Graft is the curse of the American
government!" exclaimed the amateur
sociologist "The rich man can buy
his way to political power, not that
he wishes to serve the people, but
simply to increase his wealth."
"Hear! Hear!" cried the high
browed audience, after the manner of
the English.
"Huh!" came a grunt from the cor
"We don't want the rich man in
politics," continued the speaker.
"What this country needs in' office is
the poor man."
"How are you going to keep him
poor?" came a strident voice from the
And the amateur sociologist was
forced to admit that he hadn't thought
of that
Royal Witticism.
In a biography of Leech the paint
er, who at one time acted as draw
ing master to Quoen Victoria, the
late Mr. W. P. Frith related an amus
ing story, illustrating her majesty's
One day, in the course of a lesson,
the queen let her pencil fall to the
ground. Goth master and pupil
stooped at the same moment to pick
it up, when to the horror of Leech
there was a collision, the master's
head striking that of his royal pupil.
Before he could stammer out an apol
ogy, however, the queen smilingly
"Well, Mr. Leech, if we bring our
heads together in this way I ought
to improve rapidly."
It's just as important that you be clean
inside as outside—more so, in fact. Un
less your system is entirely cleansed of
all impurities, you cannot be one hun
dred per cent healthy, physically or
mental'v. Hoi lister's
Tea is the greatest systemic cleanser
known. Nick Doffing.
Value of Economy.
No matter how economical a young
man is, his endeavors to save are
wasted if he has a careless wife. He
might as well be doomed to spend his
strength and life in £^n attempt to
catch water in a sieve. The effort
would be scarcely less certainly vain.
Habits of economy, the way to turn
everything in the household affairs
to the best account—these are among
the things which every mother should
teach her da»#bt«ni.
Patrick Henry's Fee.
It Is said of Patrick Henry that dar
ing his practice of law in the Virginia
courts and when he was familiarly Ad
dressed as "governor" a man who had
been arrested for stealing a bog and
who was out on ball, went to the gov
ernor to have him defend him.
The governor said: "Did you walk
away with that shoat?"
"I don't like to say."
"Out with it." \r
"Yes, sir!"
"Have you got the carcass?"
"Yes, sir."
"You go home, you wretch cut the
pig lengthwise in half and hang as
much of it in my smokehouse aB you
keep in yours."
At court the governor said: "Your
honor, this man has no more of that
stolen shoat than I have."
The man was cleared.—Norman E.
Mack'3 National Monthly.
An Ax to Grind.
Hogan—It's Phfltz that gets me rot*
for mayor. He shakes hands wld
dlrty-fishted workln' mon the same as
wid a millyunaire.
Qrogan—He dooze, do he? Shure,
an' the mon thot wants the whisky in
the joog is willln' to shake hands with
the handle ahny time.—Boston Tran
Foley's Kidney Remedy will cure
any case of kidney and bladder trouble
not beyond the reach of -medicine No
medicine can do more..Sold by all drug-
"Clarice," cooed the bride's dearest
girl friend, "you've never told, me how
you and Jack' happened to get en
The bride held back her head and
studied the effect of an embroidered
initial on something white and fluffy.
"I've never told a living soul," she
"Goodness! How exciting! What
in the world—"
"Not one living soul! But it you
promise you'll never tell anybody—"
"Clarice! You know me better than
to think I'd ever breathe a word."
"Well, it was one night last spring.
I'd been writing letters in my den and
was bored to death. I'd just broken
off with Howard, and I hadn't any
hopes of a caller, for Tom was in
Canada and Martin was working
nights on his law cases and Herbert
was out of town and that nice Mr.
Selbert you kirls were all crazy
"I wasn't, if you mean me, Clarice,
you horrid thing! I didn't think he
was nice at all, and I always said he'd
turn out something we didn't expect."
"Well, he did, when they arrested
him for bigamy. But, then, that hasn't
anything to do with how Jack and I
got engaged.
"It was one of those lovely spring
nights, all lilacs and full moon, and
people out walking, and I was cooped
up in my den all alone, with every
blessed man I knew out of the ques
tion ,and nobody at home except
Mabel studying her Latin on the
porch. You know my den opens right
off the end of the front hall."
The bride paused.
"I'd just fixed up that den," she
went on, "and I felt so proud of it
that I had everybody come in there.
So when I heard somebody mount the
front steps as if he belonged to the
family, and they say something to
Mabel, I didn't budge.
"When Mabel called, 'Somebody you
know to see you, Clarice,' I just said,
'Tell him to come straight to the den.'
I thought maybe Martin had got tired
of his law cases and come over for a
few minutes.
"Whoever it was walked In as con
fidently as if he'd been to see me the
day before. I liked his step. Don't
you think there's a lot of character
in the way people walk? This man's
walk was firm and even, just as if he
knew what he wanted and never would
stop until he got it if it took him
years and years.
"Then, what do you think? You'd
never guess in a thousand years!"
"How perfectly romantic!" mur
mured the girl friend. "I never could
guess, so hurry and tell me."
''He came right into the den and
before I could turn around he put his
hands over my eyes and said in the
nicest voice, 'Guess who!'
"I racked my brain for a minute, for
I knew I'd heard the voice before,
though whom it belonged to I hadn't
the slightest idea. He might be al
most anybody, but I knew he was nice,
just the way he walked and the way
his voice sounded. Besides, I was half
crazy for some excitement, and—I
think it was just direct inspiration—
I said softly:
'There's only one man in the
wqsJd who has a right to do that, and
I'd know him among a thousand.'
"What do you think of that for
nerve! But, goodness! I didn't have
time to reflect on what I'd done.
Things happened too fast.
"The next thing I remember Is that
I was all bunched up in Jack Phelps'
coat collar and asking him why he'd
never written me from Colorado all
these years. He'd been away ever
since he left college, you know, and
he was my first sweetheart—in fact,
we were about half engaged when he
went away.
"When I saw how perfectly dear he
was and how handsome he looked—
don't you think he has the loveliest
nose?—why, I never said a word any
way, I was in love with him before
I knew what was happening.
"He still thinks I remembered his
voice and knew who he was when I
said that—he thinks it's perfectly
wonderful. Maybe, when I'm an old
married woman and Jack's baldheaded
I'll tell him about it."
"But not now!" murmured the girl
friend, recovering her breath.
"Oh. by no means!" said Clarice.
Facts About Farms,
nearly 1,000,000 new farms have
been created in the United States dur
ing the last ten years. In the last
ten years the totaj. number of farms
has increased 18 per cent. In the old
er states, from Ohio eastward, there
has been going on for 20 years a ten
dency toward the amalgamation of
farms distant from market into larger
holdings. On the other hand, this
section has witnessed the cutting up
into smaller sizes of many farms
nearer to market. There are now al
most three times as many farms as
in 1870, and an unprecedented in
crease in the value of farm lands and
live stock.—fAmerican Agriculturist.
A Proof of It.
"Do'you think people can ever get
to the north pole by aviation?"
"1 don't see why not. The question
of those who claim to have reached
it seems to be all in the air,"
ija ..
Wrong. Diagnosis.
Him—Miss Uppson claims she has
blue blood in her veins.
Her—She Is. mistaken. She has it
qnly'ia ber imagination.,
a 5.
Italy Reverses the Order of Things
v. So That Education May Be
Italy's recent plan to educate her
mountain folk is already- in operation,
according to the Rome correspondent
of the New York Sun. As the shep
herds of the Abruzzi could not be
brought to school, teachers were sent
to them. The percentage of illiterates
among the inhabitants of the Abruzzi
has always been very high, and sta
tistics show that despite the fact that
many schools have been opened in the
towns and villages within the last
five years, 68 per cent of the popula
tion is still illiterate.
Some members of the board of edu
cation feared that the general spread
of education among the peasantry
would tend to a decline of religious
faith. Others put forth the theory
that the inhabitants of the Abruzzi
had been ignorant and unlettered for
centuries, and consequently had lost
the aptitude to learn.
Prof. Emidlo Agostinoni discovered
the real cause. He noticed that the
government schools In the towns and
villages were not well attended, not
because the boys were not willing to
go to them, but because they could
not. The majority of the inhabitants
of the Abruzzi are shepherds, and
spend nine months out of every year
In the mountains, living in huts and
tending their flocks.
Prof. Agostinoni suggested to the
ministry of public instruction the plan
which has now been adopted as an ex
Instead of having schools with teach
ers and empty benches, why not send
the teachers up to the mountains
where the boys are, and hold classes
there? .tfer.".
The -plan pleased some Influential
members of the board of education,
and IB teachers were furnished
with horses and Instructed to ride out
every day and beat the country for pu
pils. Wherever they found boys or
men willing to learn, they were to stop
and teach.
The 15 traveling teachers have their
hands full, as, to their great surprise,
they found that the shepherds, young
and old, are not only willing to learn
to read and write, but that they are
very quick and intelligent.—Youth's
He Had Learned It.
Willie, five years old, was' in his
father's offlce one afternoon waiting
to go home with him. Mr. S. was
very much occupied—in fact so much
so that he had. quite forgotten that
his young son was sitting behind
him. At length the telephone rang
and Mr. S. was told that there was a
long distance call for him. He called
"Hello!" a number of times, and just
when his patience had about given
out central rang vigorously while the
receiver was still at his ear. At this
Mr. 9. uttered a terrible and forbid
den word.
The words were no sooner out of
his mouth than he remembered that
his son was but a few feet from him.
Wheeling about in his chair, he said,
with humility:
"That was very wrong of father to
say those naughty words, Willie. I
hope," he added, "that my little boy
will never use such dr«adful lan
"I—I won't never say it, papa," re
plied the child, with a mischievous
twinkle in his eye, "but I 1-learned it
all the same!"—Harper's Magazine.
Filipino Uniforms. &••W^KA-
"The uniforms of these Filipinos,"
says Lieut. R. S. Keyes, U. S. N., in
the Wide World, "were marvelous cre
ations, but some of them would hardly
be considered decent on Broadway.
First came the cavalry, mounted on
ponies and carabaos, no two of the
riders dressed alike. Here and there
rode an ugly Visay&n, happy in an old
high hat and a breech clout, while
others had not a rag on them save a
high collar coming well up under the
ears. Some of the riflemen and bolo
men had a sort of Eton jacket, made
of any color of cloth to be had, and
marched bravely along in that with
out even a breech clout. The popular
dress, however, was the breech-clout
of nlpa leaves, high hats, Eton Jack
ets and collars beyond the means of
the majority. I remember remarking
to Porter, who stood beside me in my
room, that I should like to see Just
one company of our cavalry dash into
the square they would drive the
whole eight or ten thousand carica
tures clean out of the island. He
laughed and said he could well be
lieve it."
Physical Exercise.
Comparing notes on physical exer
cise, some one asked Congressman
Paul Howland what he did in that di
"Who, me?" he exclaimed with, a
good deal of warmth. "I have little
need of any artificial form of exercise.
I live on the sunset side of the river,
you know, in West Fifty-seventh street,
and my exercise consists in building
the fire every morning."
The answer quite convinced all
hands but one, a professional skeptic,
who wanted to know, you know:
"What sort of fire do you build?" he
inquired. "Wood or coal?"
"Neither," replied the congressman
"We use gas, and I have to scratch a
match every time I light the fire."—
Philadelphia Record.
Our Specific Recollection.'
Maud Alla», the dancer, has re
turned to America after 12 years
abroad. Welcome, Maudle. We seem
to have a bare recollection of you.
YT u,js
"Papa," began Bobby one evening af
ter dinner, "if a feller was to find any
thing, what's he to do?"
His father looked over the top of
his paper and regarded him absently.
"Oh, advertise, I suppose,' he said.
"That is, unless the thing he found
was already advertjsed as lost. Why?"
"Oh, nothing," replied Bobby. "I
was just wondering. I knew a feller
once that found a' dog."
"Was it valuable?"
"Not so awful. You see, he was just
a common yeller dog, with an awful
scraggy tail. He took him home and
kept him."
"Maybe some little child cried be
cause her pet was lost," Bobby's fa
ther said. "Did he have a collar on?"
"I don't know. Then I knew 'nother
feller that found ten., cents, and it was
my ten cents and he wouldn't give it
back. That was Sam, and he says
finders is keepers."
"Well, it isn't. If you found any
thing I should be very much ashamed
of you if you didn't take it back at
once." ., v,
Uv &
"We got a place in Billy's cellar to
play ball," said Bobby, hurriedly. "We
want to keep in practice, so we play
catch when it's bad weather. Billy's'
a swell catcher, all right."
"I thought you said you lost your
"Well, this is another one," said
Bobby. "The one I had was fine, but
it*went down a sewer hole. Billy had
another, but it rolled under a wagon
and got smashed. I would 'a' said it
was Billy's fault, but he wanted the
driver to pay for it."
"Did the driver pay him?"
"I should say not," Bobby replied,
scornfully. "He belongs to the mean
est grocery in town, anyhow, that
driver. He won't ever let a feller
hitch or have a ride, and when Harry
Simmons tossed a snowball at him he
chased Harry two blocks. And they
don't ever put a blanket on the horse."
"I think you would have been glad
if some one had brought your ball
back to you."*
"Oh, but they couldn't," said Bobby.
"It was gone for good just as soon as
it hit the sewer lijjle. I don't see why
they have those bars so far apart.
'Most anything could fall in. Mamie
Kelly knows a woman who lost a solid
gold watch down one of 'em. Billy
says he bets it was only plated."
"Well is It the watch that has been
"No, sir they couldn't ever get that
without taktng up the pipes, could
they? Mamie Kelly says it was lost
a whole lot of years ago."
"Oh, I thought it'wfas an occurrence
in modern history," said his father.
"What has been found, then?"
"Well," Bobby began, nervously, "a
feller I know found a knife. It's a
bully knife, with six blades, a&d only
two broke. It's just what anybody'd
want who didn't have one, lUte me. I
don't know why nobody gave me a
knife for Christmas."
"That was a sertous oversight, 1
admit," said his tather. "Go on."
"Well—now—er—can't the feller
keep it?"
"It belongs to somebody. Do you
know whose it is?"
"I think maybe I do." & 'i. "I*
"Well, then, 1 advise you to tell this
boy when you happen to meet him
that you know whose knife he found,
so that he may take it to the owner."
"Yes—but—" Bobby stammered.
"You see, it's Sam's knife, and '.Sam'
says finders is keepers. I'd like to
know why a feller should act different
to Sam than Sam did to me. He
kept my ten cents."
"Now, look here, Bobby," said his
father, seriously. "Of course you
haven't told me who found that knife,
but just suppose it was you, what
would you do?"
Bobby gave his father a startled
look and thefi gazed at the spot where
his toe was digging a hole in the rug.
"Come, Bobby," his father reminded
him. "1 nm waiting." .
"Well," said Bobby, slowly, "I g^esa,
if it' Wasr'riSe, I'd'give it back."
"Yes, 1 think you would."
Bobby reached for his coat, which'
was conveniently at hand.
"I'll be back pretty soon," he said*
hastily. "I'm just going over to
London's Sunday Mail Service.
There is no postal delivery in Lon
don on a Sunday, but it is possible
to send a letter by "express delivery"
on Saturday which will be delivered
on Sunday on payment of a fairly high
mileage rate by the recipient A new
system was introduced last Sunday by
which envelopes marked on the out
side "for telephone delivery" are
opened on Sunday and the contents
telephoned to the addressee at 8:30
a. m.
The charge in addition to the ordi
nary two cents postage Is six cents
for every 30 words. Thus a 60-word
message would cost 14 cents as com
pared with 60 oents if sent by tele
graph, while express delivery might
be cheaper if the distance was not
great from the receiving postofllca.
Only 42 messages were handled the
first Sunday and many of these were
sent by newspapers to test the serv
So Soon?
"Is life a blank to you now?"
"Why do you Mk such a question
as that?"
"You haven't made any entries la
your diary for several days."

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