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25 YEARS OLD. MR. EARLY DEAD Another Old Settler Gone To The Great Beyond, L. Early Settled Near Ixira In Early Day. $s® Died, November 27tb, 1910 at tbe home of his daughter, Mrs. Theresa Belcher, 227 W. 3rd St., Long Beach, Oal., Leonard Holliday Earley, aged ninety years and one month. His ill ness dated from October 7th when up •n his return from a visit to Iowa he Iras stricken with paralysis in Los Angeles, Cal. and was helpless until the day of bis death, 'lhe best of me plcal aid was given him, and loving hands ministered to his wants. He was seemingly unconscious of any pain, and waited patiently for the end, falling asleep as "one who wraps the drapery of his couch about hiao and lies down to pleasant dreams." The funeral was held on Tuesday, Nov. 29tb from bis late residence, and he slept as it were surrounded by a bed of flowers, as the floral offerings from lodges and sorrowing friends were many and beautiful. A special car conveyed tbe remains to hie last resting place in Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles accompanied by four of his children and two-score sorrowing friends. His two daughters Mrs Ther esa jselcher and Mrs. Carrie Ellis and •on W. W. Earley were with him at his death and his daughter, Mrs. An na James reached Long Beach in time for tbe funeral. Mrs. Will Criiman of Extra is the only daughter.living in Iowa. Tbe,following was written him by. a friend on the occasion of his 88tb 'birthday: Three score and ten round out a full life's story But added years, by grace, God gives to thee Scarce dimmed thy sight, and crowned with locks of silver Thy honored head brave and free. There will be a vacation of two weeks in our town school during the Holidays. Miss Mary Campbell returned from Charles City atter completing iier work there. Mrs. Amanda Wright visited last week in Audubon with her niece, Mrs. L. F. Simpson. 1 1 Cif lr I Audubon mm still fronts life, No man thv master, thro' long years of labor. Of firm endeavor and of vict'ries won, From boyhood's early dawn of bright ambition, .'.v Thro' mid age, battling towards thy '.j" set of son. •Long gone, thy dewy morn of thy young struggles. The heat of noontide and the waning day Still thine, the placid eve of well spent decades, With loving kindness gilding all the grey. -Some hour, tho golden gates will ope before thee A dear voice, flute-sweet, bid thee en- Bride of thy youth! Her troth forever KCSPIOK Her mem'ried face, the Heaven tliou wouldst win, Come and enjoy life at the K. P. hall, Monday evening, Dec. 26tb. Hans Hansen of BrHyton was in -town'Friday forenoon on business. I H. M. Bartlett was in town Mon day on insurance from bis farm southwest of Oakfield. with near Bert Hill visited last week tiis brother Jacob aud family Anita returning Saturday. Miss Byrd Connrardy was again able to be at her duties Satnrday af ter the attack of meaelee. •I)vr Galen Cotton returned Saturday from Grinnell College and will re Main during tbe Holidays. ^ev. Harvey, a former M. E. rnin i^tr of Exira was in town this week OSBewing former acquaintances. .MFrank Hunt has been trying to \ecure a house in town for the win 'r baving decided to remain here. dra. Mag Goodwill of Melville !j., got her face poisoned this »k but we did not learn tbe cause. 'rank Maurer of Greeley was in Saturday and added his name uhe big list of Greeley subscrib- ,'isB Kathyrn Dutler returned to ol* lome in Melville township af £*\siniahing her term of dressmak- Dutler and daughter, Rosa Sf to Omaha Monday to consult nalisician CjUK I vet 'fte otJ in regard to tbe latter's 1C. O.Hunt returned Satur om Nebraska after a two visit with her brother, Will ell Mi ak •ti 10! j^ts for a green Christ good and the soothsayers ophesylng a great deal of •a as tne result. "4 ved| er» jj, k* 1 -J st'h'T^^Tf BEADTIFDL SOPTHLAHD \s Viewed By An Ezira Man Who Has Lived In Audubon Co For Many Years, Now Of Mission, Texas The following parts of a letter of Isaac Hunt to his son Charles will no doubt be of interest to many, who are contemplating goiug south There were seven sections of our train, eleven cars in each section. There were three private cars came up the branch, set one out at Phair, two at Mission. Tbe hotels were crowded.Friday and Saturday they sold thirty forties. It will be cleared and put into cotton this winter and coming spring. I have let tbe clear ing of my land, $8.00 per acre. I will get 6 cordB of wood per acre off my land. Frank Heath's mads 6% cords per acre and several hun dred posts. Just one man went home without buying, that came down in our car: People are com ing here from every state in tbe Union. It looks 100 .percent better than I expected to see it. Onions and cabbage look fine, a large acre age in, and still planting. There has been two bankers here from Oklahoma City they are figur ing to get a piece of this land. I sleep with doors and windows open Later Tbe two men, from Okla homa City came here aud bought 1000 acres north and east of my land One of the men is rated at $709,000, idea have let the contract tor the clearing and breaking. They are going to build 12 bouses for Mexi cans and one good house for a ten ent, also will have a store there. We talk of another cotton gin here think it will be built on the 3rd lift. They are goin£ to plant 1000 acres to cotton. I traveled over several thousand acres on tbe 3rd lift this forenoon and wherever I looked, I could see a bunch of Mexicans grubbing trees and cactus. Frank Heath is clearfn^ 'his'second ten acres. I never think of winter unless some one mentions it to me. Mr. and Mrs. John Baumgartner have been visiting their son, Joe the past week at the County farm which he manages. Give your triends a rare XmaB treat by buying tbem a ticket to the next number of the Exira Lecture Course,-Dec. 26th. Juhl Philippsen, residing south of town, was assisting in taking an invoice of the John T. Lobner stock of goods Friday and Saturday. Ralph Herbert of south of Audu bon and Joe Baumgartner, mana ger of the County farm, were busi ness visitors in this town Friday. J. M. Dimick lost a big steer tbe past week by its beooming fast un der a corn crib having evidently rolled into the pl&6e where found. Mrs. Frank Gray and daughter, Mrs. Forest Farnham of Gray visi ed from Saturday until Sanday at the Lancelot and Wilson homes in Exira. Mrs. Emily Pratt and sister, Misa Grace Babson returned from Ne braska Saturday after a pleasant visit with their sister, Mrs. Rachel Hendrix. Kirk Knox and wife drove down into Adair County last week and visited several days with his sister, Mrs. Jesse Miller and brother, Sberm Knox. Our merchants all have their plac es of business nicely and artistical ly decorated which is very charm ing to the eye and and tending to draw custom. The Swab Bros., out iu Greeley, sold 80 fine smooth bogs to our dealers Friday, a dozen or more wag OOB being required to transport them to town. 1^ iv corn, crib John I. Hensley's big and cattle shed combined, collapsed one day last week from too great a pressure of corn making a bad wreck of the whole shed. George Huyck returned from Michigan last week after attending the bedside of his sister who died a couple of days after he arrived there. This is the third death in the Huyck family in the past two years. The telephone line men will soon have all the old wires and arms re moved from tbe old poles within the towa limits but as the groand is frozen we presume the poles themselves will not be removed be fore spring. k* W. J. Lancelot, Editor OBITUARY Mrs. Howell Was A Sister Of George And Oliver Hayek Of Exira. A mm Much Respected Woman. fissa Mrs. M.S.Howell, the respected sister of our fellow townsman, Geo. and Oliver Huyck of Exira and Al fred Huyck of Atlantic died at Jber home near Middleton, Michigan, Friday Dec. 16th. Mrs. Howell had been in failing health for about two years and for the past ten months bad been confined to her bed the greater part of tbe time. She was born in Huron County, Ohio May 5, 1844. Her marriage to Mr. Howell occured on the 18th day of August 1866 and they took up their home near Middelton, Michi gan where they resided until they moved to the village a few years ago She was very much devoted to her husband and children. Two sons and two daughters preceded her in death but her Cbristian life helped her to bear her great sorrow. She was of that beautiful type of wo manhood to which the world owes the greatest debt and in memory of which it bows in most sincere mourning. A husband and one son survives her. Sam Dutler sold 500 bushels of corn to Frank Howe last week. Clarence HuffmieBter and Don Dorsey of Anita viaited friends in Exira over Sunday. /-V If yoa love good vocal and instru mental music, do not forget to come out Monday evening, Dec. 26tb. Dr. Geo. Weighton and J. E. Mc Guiie were Exira business callers in Evira Friday coming in their au to. Misa Carrie Gault Is at home from Grinnell College to spend tbe holidays with her mother and other relatives. J. H. Sboesmitband wife olNorth Branch were in town Friday on bus iness and took time to call on the Journal sinner. Miss Bertha Minerman returned from So. Dak. Tuesday after an ab. sence of six months at the home of her brother Will. Duff Varney arrived here Tues day from So. Dak. to visit his bro ther, W. E. Varney and family, and friends during tbe holidays. Tom McClain was the pleased recipient Saturday of a nice Cactus cane, a Xmas present from his son, Charley of Torrance, New Mexico. Mrs. John O'Leary left last week for ber home in Fresno, California after visiting the past three months with her parents, Dr. T. J. McClain and wife and other relatives and friends. Only two more numbers ot the Lecture course. The Russell Musi cal Novelty Co. is next. Mrs. Kester of Ames visited last week with her brothers, R. C. and Ad Watterson and niece, Mrs. Louie Klever and with ber brother, Ad went to the Bluffs to visit ano.ther sister, Mrs. Lizzie Bull. '•i W. H. Lancelot EXIRA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1910. I There is nothing more appropri ate or that will please an absent relative or friend more for a Christ mis present than a year or two's subscription to tbe Journal. Try it once and see bow happy they will be. Safely Sleeping In lesus Elsie Huff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Huff was born Nov. 10, 1908, and died Dac. 9, 1910. The fu neral services were conducted at the house on Sunday, Dec. 11. The remains were laid to rest by the Bide of her little brother in the Prussia Center Cemetery followed hy a large crowd of sorrowing rela tives and frisads. The floral tii bates were numerous and tasty be stowed by sympathizing friends. «. Ml isg 1 'i?.! .ali MOTHER STEERE DEAD *"M ¥F, A Very Early Settler Of Cameron twp Her Husband Helped Organize The Twp., Then Part Viola. -.. This gtand old lady vae certainly one of natures noble creation amia ble to a fault, benevolent, charita ble, agreeable and pleasing beyond criticism. A Christian if ever one lived aud always ready to give the "Widow's Mite." Her duty to Her Master she was at all times ready to perform and Hie Will be done was her theme. With her husband Col. R. A. Steere and tbetr family they settlefd near Oakfield in Audubon Co. Iowa, where they resided for two' years, later taking up their abode in Cameron township where the children all grew to manhood and womanhood and where their respected father died in the early nineties. Descending the golden stairs of life,she illumined tbe glit tering surroundings with the rich ness of her pure life. The valuable lessons she taught future genera tions by her modesty, pure-minded ness and irreproachable virtue is worthy the emulation of mankind. The two miles intervening between her home near tbe railroad track and her church in tbe pleasant vil lage of Gray was never too long for her to walk it.- This journey to her will cease now and with Him her everlasting acfng shall be "Nearer My God To Thee, Nearer To Thee." Goodbye, dear Mother, Goodbye. Russell Musical Novelty Co., at the K. P. Hall Monday night, Dec. 26 th. Otto Witthauer's sale was well at tended Wednesday and everything brot satisfactory pricea. _____ 4 There was a big dance Saturday night out in tbe country at the Mar deeen farm northwest of town. Atfy. Rasmussen, WalterScotland EAWflhlert were business call ers at thecounty seat Tuesday. Henry Reilander of Templeton, arrived here Wednesday on a visit to his brother-in-law, John Frost and wife southeast of town. Mrs. Will Ecklesand children will spend Xmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wtn. Hancock, who reside near Lewis. £l. Pi Hansen was the successful bidder for the photograph gallery, Saturday giving the low price ot $600 for tbe house and lot. Mrs. 8. J. Treut lies very ill at the home of Will Crisman on South street being taken ill the first of the week with pneumonia. Ttie new bell for the Christian Church baa arrived and been placed in position. It gives out a fine reso nant sound which is quite pleasing to tbe ear. W. K. Marietta re-shingled bis re sidence this week but it will be sometime before tbe upper rooms can be lathed and plastered as tbe fire destroyed most of it or dama ged it so it had to be removed Get your aeats reserved at Cbristensen's, Dec. 23, 1910. you Tbe Bussells will entertain on Monday evening, Dec. 26th Henry Nelson, a former south east Exira township farmer but for tbe past few years residing east of tbe Bluffs, met bis death in a pecu liar manner last Wednesday. He waB trying to catch a calf which bad escaped from the yard and while running bis foot caught on a wire lying on the ground causing him to fall with auch force as to rupture his intestines. He was hur ried to the hospital in Council Bluffs but all efforts to prolong hia life were unavailing. a -»\v \,i- Publisher P. M. Reunion At tbe Frue Hayes home on Dec. 8th occurred the family reunion. A brother and sister were present who had not met tor 28 years. Those present from near bome were Mr. and Mra Enos Stanley of DesMoines Mrs. Chas. Colee of Panora, Mr. and Mrs. Champman of Marshall Coun ty, Iowa and from abroad, Mra. An na Tucker and children. The rela tives visited among themselves dur ing the week finishing Monday at the Charley Colee home at Panora. M. E. Churcb Notes Sabbath School at 10 a. m. Preaching at 11 and 7:30 every Sabbath. A cordial invitation to all. Prayer meeting Thursday eve. Subject for Christmas at 11, "WaB the People bxcepting the Christ at the time He came?" Subject for eveniug, "We would see Jesus." The Bupremeduty of life ia to take heed to ourBelves and to keep our souls diligently. Pride bedecks itself in the gar ments ot humility bows the head and often deceives the very elect. An inspiring program and an Xmas tree at the Methodist church, Saturday eve, Dec. 24th. Pi to?" A MUSICAL TREAT In Store For Music Lovers Of Exira. To Be Rendered* Monday Night, Dec. 26th. Come Everybody Of these people the Eatertain ment Bureau says: "The Russel Musical Novelty Co. has been or ganized by the bureau to fill tbe place on entertainment courses that seems so essential—that of unique entertainment. Mr. Theodore Rus sell occupies a position among tbe foremost musical novelty artists. He posaeees some of tbe finest mus ical novelty instruments ever made and he plays them as few have ever heard them played. Mies Suther land as 'Cellist and Piano Accom panist and Mrs. Anna Russell as reader and impersonator are very attractive features of the course, while Miss Lottie Joslyn is one of the very best sopranos in the U. S. Come out friends, of classic cul ture, and hear thiB excellent Com pany brought to Kxira at large ex pense for your entertainment. Please don't forget the date, Mon day, Dec. 26,1910. A List Of Names We, the undersigned merchants of Exira, Iowa hereby agree to close our places of business and keep same closed all day Monday the 26th ot December, same being a le. gal holiday: A W Harvey, Cashier John Nelson Nsls Nelson vl- Jensen & Son Workman Kroeger Petersen Christensen Hugh Smith Cotton .?'• John Bishop John Rendleman N Hansen WJB Varney' E Cotton John Lohner if Maurine Jensen A Sbidler Winfrey & Chantry Jensen Volmer Hansen Jack Alsup The Journal Tom Mardeeen sold a $126. mare to Itnrie, the horse buyer Wednes day. The latter purchased a horse of a Danish citizen whose name we failed to learn. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Young took their little daughter to Iowa City Sunday of last week to have an op eration peformed on her. They re turned Friday. Tbe telephone men returned to Audubon Tuesday baving complet ed the work placing the cables and taking the old wires down. The old poles will not be removed until spring. F. A. Niklason, the Audubon horse buyer made the following purchases Wednesday: of Nate Turner two horses, A. Nelson one horse, N. C. Petersen one mare, Jake Wahlsrt one horae and Martin Axelsen sold bis big span of borBes for $450. The K. P. lodge elected the fol lowing officers at their regular meeting Dec. 13: P. M. Christensen, C. C. A. C. Andrews, V.C. Earl Thomas, Prelate. Dr. A. Jacebsen, M. of E. Dr. J. C. Newlon, M- F. & K. of R, S. J. K. Vanderbrake, M. A. Nels C. Johnson, I. G. J. M. Dimick, O. G. The following officers were elect ed Dec. 8 by the M. W. A. lodge: Grant Jones, V. C. Abel S. Stone, W. A. Clarence Masching, Fjx B. J. V. Newlon, Clerk. Clyde Dimick, Escort. 0.8. Jensen, 1. W. Roy Dry den, O. 8. Cbristian Churcb Notes Sunday School at 10 a. m. Junior Endeavor at 2 p. m. Senior Endeavor at 6:30 p. m. The Rev. S. M. Smith has been called to northern Minnesota to conduct the funeral of a little daughter of an old friend. He will therefore be unable to occupy his pulpit on Sunday next. 1 /J* ii- ,r-, J# 1, J* J, WL 3- **-««. Do not forget to come and enjoy the good music at the K. P. Hall, Monday evening, Dec. 26, 1910. $1.00 PER YEAR A HEART TO HEART TALK ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS To arrive at the most interesting point quickly, have you looked at that dazzlingly resplendent array of JOUR, NATJ JOLLIES yet? We mean have you got right down to a careful, serious ex amination of them? Have you disco, vered the fact yet that tney are really HIGH GRADE, FIKST CLASS articles, and that you need them in your business? The Journal wishes to dispel your doubts if you have any on this score. Everything on the Jolly page is exact ly as described, though three or four are not accurately shown in the pic tures. But it takes only a little read ing to show you that these things are really MUCH MORE VALUABLE than you would expect. The fact is that every one of them is actually worth quite a lot Of GOOD, HARD MONEY, and when EW you receive them free, yon are getting SOMETHING WORTH WHILE. Take the ak silverware for example. After TWENTY YEARS of service, it will still be as handsome as sterling silver. If it were a plated ware, the plate would be worn through long before that time and if it were one of the cheap white metal jsft imitations, it would be cast aside even ?$ sooner. Jolly No. 5, the NEW CHRISTY KNIFE SET, is simply splendid, not for its graceful beauty, perhaps, but for its real usefulness and excellent quality. Jolly No. 6, the earving set, is SUPERB And so with all the others. They are superierin every way, and they are. THINGS WORTH WHILE. And since the foregoing is all true, and since the crops are all gathered in, and since your toil has been justly and richly rewarded, and since you expect to—that is—you know—you count on cleaning up these little dribs anyhow— don't you think you really ought to go after the aforesaid Jollies within the next twenty-four hours or so? There! that is what we wanted to suggest gently to you—just to see what you think about it, you know. Of course it is a business proposition, but on the level, doesn't it sound pret ty reasonable? And the Jolly page is so near—and riow- thafc it is on your mind,—well, why not do the reslT^olh'V' your reading afterwards? Don't you think so, too? K. 0. T. M. Election K. O. T. R'. No. (41) met in their Tent, Dec. 19, 1910, and elected and installed the following officers for 1911: Bush, Sir Knight Commander Geo N Corl, Lieutenant Commander Tbeo Patty, Record Keeper A Peterman, Chaplain Lohner, S-rgeant S Parrott, Maeter-at-Arms s?? Roy Dryden. 1st MaBler of Guards Earl Thomas, 2nd M. G. A Andrews, Sentinel 1 t".& I j--*1 '.ll -J-jJ ,V I' ?x'-ai-'*i piif "L v: •V-5? Hi gPf & 4 'Li •it -4 O Hunt, Pickett 'ffl'^ Lodge voted that old trustees Isold over same as last yeir, namely: John Schlater, W Mclain, Dr. J. Riley, ttUBtee for 1911, Tent Phyei cian and Finance Keeper. Chair appointed the Auditing Committee as follows: A O An drews, L. A. Peterman and E. E. Clure. The Relief Committee will be pointed by tbe Sir Knight Comotiii der the first meeting in Jah'y 1911. Tbeo Patty, Record Keeper A. 0. U. W. Election The A. O. U. W. Lodge met in r«f gular meeting Tuesday eveoiag and after tbe regular business pro ceeded to tbe election of officers as follows: Dr. John Riley, Past Master Fre Anders, M. W. Hoover, Foreman LF Klever, Overseer RC Watterson, Recorder & Finan cier Dr John Riley, Receiver Herbert Watterson, Guard .v Wm Fulton, Inside Watch faa Cbannon, Outside Watch. Installation will take place later on The RusBell Musical Novelty Co. will sure be good. At the Opera house, Dec. 26th. The Exira Creamery Co. elected the following officers, Dec. 21st: Navratil, President Peter FarBtrup, Vice President W Jensen, Sec'y. A 8 Stone, Treas Petersen, Director The buBiness of the Co. is in a prosperous condition Bix new mem bers were added and others are go ing to join. The next meeting will beheld Jany. 4th. All interested should attend. Bids in tbe cream routes will be received. James Boyerhad business in city on business. W' '3$ A 5-4 J' !.• 1 Affllg 'ft this *, •. .' "V t/ «ft. ym %, \«r "*i st.