A pleasant journey ladies.
25 YEARS OLD.
HA 2 AND PA
S S 2 W
•rs. Susan Spoo, Proprietress Of
Spoo Restaurant Goes to Texas
Mrs. Spoo, of this city, who is
known all over western Iowa as Ua
8poo on account of the veiy excel
lent manner in which she manages
her fine restaurant, which ia a mo
del in its line, had an opportunity
to go with Mrs. Maude Oldaker on
iaa excursion to MiBsi n, Texas, and
Met having a vacation .for many
years, Bbe concluded to make the
trip and started for that point Mon- and around Kimballton. He took
_day. The question of the manage
ment of this popular bakery, eating
house, confectionery, hostelry de- reasonably expected. The good peo-
VftlfTAa in\M OilnwlAa ITnni -rti rr W. ..
volves upon Mrs. Charles Hunt,
who haB been named Ma 2 and Her
man Barnholdt as Pa. They will
endeavor to hold the trade together
until Ma returns, which will be in
about ten days. Mrs. Spoo will no
doujbt invest in a fine fruit farm in
that semi-tropical climate where
•he can raise fruits and vegetables
for her customers here. Mrs. Spoo
has been closely kept to her busi
ness, from many years ago to the
present. Her line of work deman
ded close attention. Ma, altho frail
of body,, is a giant in ambition
•with a pleasing personality, endear
ing her to all having business in
her.line. She hae earned a rest and
we trust the trip to the Coast coun
try will give her pleasure and a re
cuperation of any lpst energy she
•lay have sustained in her strenu
ous career. We hope that she will
bay a farm, which may prove a
pleasure to her hereafter. Her tra
veling companion will look after
her welfare, she will be in good
hands. And Ma 2 and Pa will keep
things going in their quiet, clean
and orderly way at the restaurant,
ttias Dot Baylor quit working at
a el a
Mr. Davis of near Bear Grove was
business visitor here Saturday.
Orria Eddy, who has been so ve
ry ill for three weeks
is much better
at this writing. *Ff^|Vn
It's natural that high colored tales
of bribery should come from Ver
million County, Illinois.
Life is too full of various pleas
ures and duties for any sensible
man to become tired of it.
Hi Hill will commence to haul
lumber iu the near future for a mo
dern up to date residence on his
The box social at old Hamlin was
a wiener. The young people were
all happy and nearly forty dollars
Saturday was unusually fine and
people were in town from far and
near. Our merchants were neces
Some persons foolishly imagine
that the clothes makes the man.
Fine feathers does not make a fine
bird, except sometimes a jail bird.
To live daily with sun beams flow
ing from the heart is a trick that
may be learned by everyone with a
little patience and determination.
Mr. L. P. Nelson, the buttermaker
at the Audubon Township Cream
ery and Mr. Peter Thuesen, the but
termaker at Kimballton were both
in town Saturday looking after bus
That letter of Nels P. Hoegh's in
the Journal a few weeks ago has
caused much comment in other
counties, and many are adopting
the same practice that ourOakfield
Township is following.
The house is against raising the
Circuit. Judges pay from $7000 to
$10,000. If any of the Judges are
living on such starvation diet that
they can't hold Court, the neigh
bors should bring in a hand out,
Mr. Frank Watts, Cashier of the
First National Bank of Audubon
fiftieth birthday Tues
day, Jan. 31st. As a reminder of the
•vent he received a beautiful gold
watch. Mr. Watts haB been the
Cashiet of the First National Bank,
ever since its organization and a
more careful officer never stepped
•ver the threshold of any bank or a
better accountant cannot be found.
Frank has borne an honorable name
all his life and is to the pe'ople of
Audubon County and the bank, as
the main spring is to a watch. We
trust he may round out another sun shining the snow thawed per
half century in good health, ceptably.
Pres. 1*1 RATTENBORG
\tlantic Northern And Southern,
Greatest Of Modern Boosters
After his re-election to the Presi
dency of the Atlantic Northern and
Southern Railway Company which
followed his resignation thereto, he
went among his own people, the
people that built the road trom At
lantic to Kimballton and succeeded
in raising sixty-one thousand dol
lars more to help pay off accumu
lated indebtedness. That was in
w»v«4uvoat uav ttao «u
tip the work later at Elk Horn with
more success than could have been
pie of Elk Horp and Kimballton are
alert to the fact that they must help
provide for the debts of the roads or
a receivership will, be appointed
and all that has been done finan
cially will be lost, lost forever. Dan
ishmen, do your best to save the
road for yourselves.
Later, Wednesday, Feb. 8tb—The
amount raised in the north end of
the A. N. & S. is $80,000 of the $125,000
asked for. This is the last day.
A.s we go to press we learn that
only (2000 more is required to com.
plete the amount aeked tor. We re
joice with our Danish Brothers.:
Master Byron Hockenberry is re
ported as being very sick.
.. Nick Thielen accompanied Mrs.
Spoo to Texas Monday?
Mrs. Lewis Heath of Brayton vis
ited friends here Wednesday.
Roy Dryden is working for Geo.
Spencer on hiB farm near Hamlin.
Mrs. Tom Gill is suffering this
week with a felon on her thumb,
and the grip. 5
Mrs. Morris Metz is quite sick
with the measles at the home of her
mother, Mrs. Met/..
Miss Minerva Rabaon visited her
friend, Gleola Lair in Audubon
from Saturday until Monday.
Clark Griffen has sent in his re
signation as mail carrier on Rural
Route four as he intends to farm
this season. Sp-fp
stunt out to acquire
both beauty and health is bubble
blowing, so don't be surprised to
find Sally in the kitchen blowing
Mrs. Sherman Knox, wife of the
Bear Grove store keeper, and a
daughter to Mrs. Holmes was in
this city Saturday visiting friends
Mrs. Trent, the respected mother
of JamesE. Walker, who haa been
quite sick with pneumonia, is con
valescing and Jim returned to his
work again—selling Florida land
below froet line.
Van Hellyer is convalescing now.
His two daughters. Mrs. Kate
Barnes and Mrs. Cbas. Hellyer came
last Friday to assist in caring for
him. We feared that Van's days
were numbered but now we begin
to tbink he will stay with us and
live to a good old age.
The hand ot democracy is+knock
ing at the gates of the palaces. She
means business. With the down
fall of Monarchy in Portugal two
significant statements were made:
First, that both parties were utterly
corrupt and second, that the young
King was enamored with a gay ac
tresB on whom be lavished timeand
The first eclipse of the sun will be
April 18th, visible here at sun down
The second eclipse of the sun will
be visible here. Easter Sunday will
be April 16tb, which indicates a late
spring, a late spring promises a
good fruit and nut year. Memorial
Day and July 4th will be on a Tues
day while Christmas day will be on
a Monday. There will be no eclipse
of the moon. But someone will be
eclipsed in the Senatorial race we
The worst storm of the season
struck this city Sunday morning at
5 a. m. For its severity it was the
nearest a blinding blizzard that we
have had for many years. It was
very severe on stock cattle not well
sheltered. About a
fejl. The drifts on our roada are in
many cases impassable* Monday
however was a fine
A SHORT LETTER
From Louis E. Bom, Formerly a Res
ident Of Extra, Bat Now Of
Newark, New Jersey,
day, |with the
W. J. Lancelot, Editor W. H. Lancelot, Publisher
America's Premium Colored
Jubilee Concert Co.
The Lecture Course Committee has engaged for
nekt Monday night, "America's Premier Colored Ju
bilee Concert Company." This company conies highly
recommended and should be greeted with a full house.
Reserved seats at P. M. Christensen's on Friday,
February 10, for the Jubilee Concert.
The Southland Sextette will entertain you with
good, rich, melodious songs that only the Darkies
can give us, Monday, Feb. 13th.
(Jome out and hear the Coloren Folks next Mon
If you enjoy good singing and like a good hearty
laugh come to the K. P. Opera House next Monday
The Southland Sextette, a group of Darkies, have
pleased others and can 'please you on Monday even
ing, February 13th.
You will not regret hearing the Jubilee Singers
next Monday night.
See the bills around _town and satisfy yourself
that the Colored Jubilee Singers are all right, then
buy your ticket for next Monday night at P. M. Chris
Bring your sweetheart^ or your wife and family
to the K. P. Hall on Monday evening and permit them
to enjoy life by listening to those songs and jokes
from the Colored Folks.
Everybody is cordially invited to hear "The Col
ored Jubilee Singers" on Monday evening, February
13th. You will sure get value received for your
Newark, N. J., Feb. 1,1911
W. J. Lancelot,
Exira, Ia. £&&.«•>.&•'*>*3 tS,
Dear Sir:—Find enclosed $1 for
renewal of Journal. I have had la
Mrs. Born has been sick since Xmas
and is in bed yet although oonvel
escing. We had a hard time and
often thought of the kindness of
Exira people extended toward us,
but Mrs. Born was not able to ex.
perience any of the kindness until
now, she lost her hearing but feels
grateful toward the Thursday Club
and all the ladies. Let us cheer np.
Give my beBt respectB to the Jour
nal corps and tell them I have not
forgotten them. With best regards
Louis E. BORN
Wash day is one of the necessary
evils of civilisation.
H. S. Watties visited
our city, last Friday.
W, H. Covault was a business vi
sitor in Exira Saturday.
Miss Carrie Christeusen~ visited
Miss Alice Basham a few days last
Mrs. Myrtle Lair of Audubon visi
ted friends in Exira between trains,
Mrs. Winfrey and Miss Amber
KelBey visited friends in Atlantic,
Wednesday and Thursday. &
A man is apt to catch hay-fever
by a grasB widow. That is the way
with some men, whom we know
A good citizen and a neighborly
neighbor will do his best to have
the snow shoveled off from hie side
walk within ten boul-B after'it stops
Some persons are born mean, and
we pity them others become mean
and we shun them but the mean
est person is he who trieB to be
mean. The devil himself fears such
Patience and hope are the ingre
dientB which oil the machinery of to bell the Burton
our office—patience with all sub
scribers who are in arrears more
pay before our issue. With'
out an abnndance of these two lu
bricating artieles most country edi'
tors would commit suicide or be in
mates of insane asylums.
J-' I N
EXIRA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1911. $1.00 PER YEAR
The date. The place. Whether
rain or ahine. at the Christian
Chnrch, Friday evening at 8 o'clock
Mr. Frank H. Leonard, of the First
Ch-irch of Christian Scientist, Bos
but have recovered but Thursday from his home iu Nebrae
nag been Rirk ftinrf maa ... ..
Mr. Tom Gill is confined to
home with the gripthia week.
Henry Tbarnieh arrived here
ka to visit relatives and friends for
Mr. and MrB. August Nicholson
went to Brayton iTuesday to visit
their uncle, Calvin Dimick and fam
ily for a few days.
Mrs. Mike Noel returned to her
home in South Dakota, Wednesday.
8he has been visiting relatives at
the Bintner homes for several days.
Three of our progressive farmers,
Will Ridgley and the Pbippen
Brothers purchased a brand new
corn shelter with gasoline engine
direct from the factory. The gen
tlemen will keep it for their own
Mr. Thomas Littlefield, formerly
of Audubon township who has been
away from here seven or eight years
most of the time in Canada, return
ed here last week. He reports very
deep snow and severe cold weather
up there this winter.
lent wife of Audubon were Exira
visitors laBt Saturday. These good
people are very old residents of Au
dubou county and have been identi
fied with the interests of the Coun
ty since the early 70'b, long before
there was an Audubon on tne map.
Moving to that metropolis after
its platting E. J. built the first
house on the town Bite, opened up
a land office and was the C. R. I. &
P. Ry. Companies trusted agent
here, disposing of thousands of
acres of the Company's lands with
out a word of censure. Mr. Freeman
is recovering from a severe attack
of lagrippe which caused him much
suffering and his familyand friends
great anxiety. We are pleased to
chronicle his convalescence.
Land! Land! Land!
roads are in pay before our next issue. With- sell in parcels. For particulars call rP» ™ni v.„_ ,, ..
at Exchange Bank, or write to
a -3, -fcr rj
CHARGING THE SYSTEM
In Conformity With Post Office De
partment Rulings This Office Try
ing To Collect Delinquent
A letter was sent to a well to do
reader a few days ago stating that
recent ruling of the Department
required that no paper enter the
mails as second class matter that
more than a year in arrears unless
one cent stamp ia affixed, and ask
ing a remittance and this is the re
ply we received "As we did not or
der the paper you will cancel it off
the list." Signed
And this was our reply: My Dear
Mr. J—Your card is at hand and in
reply will ask you to be fair, and let
us put the case this way. Suppose
now that your neighbor's cow
should have come to your place
Jan. 1906—as this paper did—and
you should have milked her and
have had her increase for five yearB
could you expect to be entitled to
the cow, her milk and her increase
without notifying your neighbor
his cow was on your premises? We
know how you would regard it Mr.
J—, it answers itself. We feel that
way about this paper. We have al
ways discontinued sending the pa
per to our readers when notified to
that effect whether they send the'
amount due us or not. In your case
you have received it for five years
and we know you to be an honor
able man and would not tbink of
cheating your neighbor out of the
cow, her milk, or her increase for
five years. The amount due us iB
five dollars, and we ehall thank you
as a neighbor' to pay for the use of
the cow, the milk and increase, in
other words the Audubon County
Journal for five years, (5.00
George Gill was an Audubon bu
siness visitor, Wednesday.
A reunion dinner was g\~?zu s.t the
home of Albert Bintner'a Sunday.
Mre. J. B. Connrardy was an over-
Geo. McClain returned Saturday
from Kansas, where he has been on
Boy Barhan arrived Friday from
D*B Moines, where he hae been at
Pete Tbarnish and wife celebrated
their 45th wedding anniversary,
Monday Feb. 6tb,
L. A. Peterman returned home
Monday from Platte, S. Dak., where
he was visiting friends at the John
Mrs. Joel Johnson returned to her
home at Wall Lake Friday, after vis
ing a tew daya with her friend,
Miss Maurine Jensen.
Misses Kitten Barhan and Grace
Bowen departed yesterday for Mer
na, Nebraska, where they will visit
a week with relatives.
Nick M*»tz left Monday for Wiota,
where he will visit his brother for a
few daya, after which he will return
to his home in Canada.
Mr. E. J. Freeman and his excel- her home iu Plattsmouth, Nebras
ka this week after visiting relatives
and friends for sometime.
Miss Susie Bintuer returned to
Miss Maurine Jensen will leave
Saturday for Clarinda, where she
will visit a day or two with friends,
after which she will visit the whole
sale house in St. Joe, Mo.
Mrs. Charley Clure returned to
her home in Omaha Saturday, after
viBiting for several weeks with her
son, E. E. Clure and family.
Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson
moved their household goods to
Audubon Tuesday, where they will
reside. Their many friends gave
them a farewell party Friday night.
Mrs. Lonis Hadden and little
daughter arrived laat Thursday to
make this city their home. Mr. Had
den came three weeks ago to clerk
in the E. D. Cotton store. They will
residein the Wm. Fulton residence.
Having been appointed Referee
Laud Estate, I
ehall be pleaBed to show same to
anyone desiring to purchase land.
a in 1 0 as an is it in a as an a A a
Mrs. Brinkerhoff, who has been
visiting at the Chas. Milliman home
ran *ody or dWd. and for several weeks left Saturday for inda I.! arrived^ht^oday to vfs
DeB Moines where she will visit her
daughter and nieces, Mrs, Fred
Delahoyde and daughters. Mrs.
Milliman accompanied her there,
where.sh^ visitcd„Rutil Monday., ...
Very Respectfully, etc.
WE DO EAT THEM STILL
Of course we all know that the cost'
of living has not changed so much as
have the people's habits of eating in ths
past twenty years. Bread, potatoes,,
beans, Johnny cake, oatmeal, hominy,
coffee and sugar are not so mnch high-'
er than they used to be. The notable^
advance is in butter, eggs and meat
which really represent a comparatively
small fraotion of our total food supply.
night visitor in Atlantic Wednesday oatmeal. But as we all know, they cost
Mr. Perry Norton of Canada isjvi
siting friends at the Metz home on
North Park Street.
The trouble is that people nowadays
eat canned stuff, breakfast foods, Na
bisco wafers, pastries, salads and other
high-priced foods. Nor is there any
other reason than the appeal to the fo
late, for this Bew-fangled diet is cer-"
tainly no more nutritious than was the
old one, while it costs two or three
times as much.
In this connection the quarrel be-
tween Collier's Weekly and C. W. Post,
manufacturer of Grape Nuts, Postum,
Post Toasties, etc*, is interesting. Col
lier's has long insisted that these foods
are not what Mr. Post represented
them to be. Mr. Post replied that Col
lier's was simply trying by blackmail
to force him to advertise in its columns.
Collier's answer was a suit for $50,000.
or malicious libel.
There were two interesting results' of
this suit whioh was recently tried. The
first was that Collier's was awarded the
entire $50,000. The second was what
Collier's proved about Post's food pro
ducts. Grape Nuts was shown to be
practically equivalent, as regards com
position, to ordidary brown bread, pul
verized and roasted. Yet Post has
claimed that one pound of Grape Nuts
contains as mueh nutriment as ten
pounds of meat, that it is an efficacious
"brain food," that it is a preventive of
appendicitis and so on.
And so it goes. All of Post's other'
foods were ShoVn to be shnply grain
preparations, perhaps as nutritious
pound for pound, as ordinary bread or
Mies Bessie Wittbauer visited
Friday and Saturdoy with relatives
Jack Alsup left Monday evening
for Kansas City, to attend the fun
eral of a cousin.
Misses Byrd Connrardy and
Frankie Belle Crane attended a
dance in Gray last Friday night, 's
Mrs. Lon Bradley visited the laat
of last week with her grand-daugh
ter, Mrs. Arthur McNutt in Hamlin.
Misses Fanny and Hannah James
went to Creston Friday to visit their
mother and sisters for a week or
Mre. J. M. Dimick returned home
laat Friday from a two weeks visit
with relatives in Des Moines and
While ehelling corn last Friday,
Arthur VanAeraam was hit in the
face by an ear of corn, loosening
Miss Vera Phillips returned to'
her home at Griswold Friday, after
visiting a few days with her sister,
Mrs. Fred Hopley.
MIBS Auiber Kelsey returned from
Menlo Friday, where shfe has been
visiting relatives. While gone, she
attended the funeral of an uncle in
Mrs. Winfrey returned from Dea
Moines Thurday, where she bad
been to consult her physician and
visit her brother-in-law in the Mer
cy Hospital. |'f
Word has been received froai Ft.'
Smith, Arkansas that Miss Linna
Brinkerhoff stands fourth in her
class, which Bpeaks well for the
Exira school and Miss Linna.
fPAm fft% rt a .. ....
from ten to twenty cents per pound.
Doubtless, too, most of the above things
are true of other foods besides Post's.
We should not deceive ourselves. Or»
dinary graham flour is in the same class
as Cream of Wheat for instance, and
old-fashioned cookies will give at least
as much strength to the arm as Unee
da Biscuits or Force. But we may
well pause to reflect how much good
hard money we have wasted during
the past ten years on these fancy foods
at fifteen cents per pound.
her niece, Mrs. F. Cotton and hus
band. They hpve been visiting her
father, D. M. Harris in Missouri
Valley. Mr. Lisle is the editor of
the Clarinda Herald.
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