Edward Hansen has a sick horse to
Cpt Chas. Nei'zel bot a horse of Pat
Gorman one day last week.
1,went up to the home of her
Thomas Sheeley bot some calves at
the Wm. Zaiger sale last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard were visitors
at the Sam Mngill home last week.
Billy Fry went up to assist Mr.
Bevers haul his household goods, this
Wm- Perrine is now at the Metho
dist hospital at Des Moines to bk
treated by Dr. Burnside.
Chris Krauel drove down to Rosa
Monday afternoon to find out how
smoothe the roads were
.. Mrs. John M«gill
Absolutely Pure 1
MAKES HOME BAKING EASY
an attack of la grippe and
Flaky Crusts I
and the food is finer,
more tasty, cleanly
and wholesome than the ready
made found at the shop or grocery.
Cook Book—BOO ftooolplB—f"pes*
Sand Name and Address.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK.
Sam Magill Sunday afternoon.
Dr. Brooks made a call at Joe John
ston's Tuesday morniog em oute from
ij the home of Dave Williams, who are
,i, .having a siege with the measles, to
While Sam Magill was at Joe John
^'p 8ton'e Sunday after his mother one of
his horses took sick and he hpd his
brother-in-law, Harry Lacey drive
down after Mrs Magill.
Bert Johnston came up from Aud
ubon in the snow storm last week on
a duck hunt but the duck* kept out
of the ranch of Bert and his gun so he
had to leturn to Audubou the day
I'.llowina, empty handed. Try, try
I^ac Stewart and wife 'ire here vi
siting Mr. Stewart's mother, whose
health is tailing fast and also Mrs.
Stewart's mother, Mrs. Robert Ru
therford, who is slowly recovering
from a severe spell of-sickness. They
will also visit, other relatives be
fore returning to their home near
Mitchell, So. D*k. '*.j-
Sheriff GofT bad a fine
Mr. as. Brown had a sick horse
Mrs. Johnson spent Sunday at the
Geo. Schultz bought a horse at the
Miss Anna Johnson visited at Fred
Mr. Johnson bot a fine horse at the
Golf sale for $226,'e v1*
Charley Campbell was bedfast last
week with the grippe.
Mrs. Sam Dutler spent Monday at
the Geo Moore home.
Little Anna Campbell is visiting
her aunt, Mrs Geo. Eg&u
August Johnson was a Guthrie
Center caller last Thursday.
Jessie Eneeland returned to her
home near Stuart, Saturday.
Lenora and Helen Rippley were
Sunday visitors at the Sam Dutler
A Great Discovery
_l -1 -4, A. f, t.-v'
That time is more precious than ever. Watches and Clocks
are an absolute necessity if we are to take proper care of the
fleeting moments. Don't get poor ones for they will help you
to waste many hours. Only the best are the cheapest and these
you can buy at
£r P. M. Christensen's
A splepdid Eight Day Seth Thomais, & hour strike, Alarm Clock.
No, you haven't to buy a thing! It won't cost you a cent! All
you have to do is: I will wind the clock up on Saturday, Feb
ruary 18th, at 1 2:00 noon. You call at the store not later than
Saturday, Februrary 25th, at 6:00, write in my Guess Book
the time of the day this clock will stop, and if your guess is the
nearest to the actual time it stops, you mayw.fl
Call and Take the Clock Home
Mrs .-Geo. Egan spent Wednesday
afternoon at Tom Campbell's.
Mr. Geo. Dutler was helping Hagh
Bull haul bay a couple of days last
Kathrvn and August Dutler spent
Thursday eveoiug at ihe Geo. Moore
Mr. Hermie Hukill is moving on
his mother's, place south of No. 7
Miss Rosa Duller is helping Mrs.
Clinrle Itippley this week, getting
rendy for the sale.
Mrs. Chas. Jayne.-i and children
were visitors at their Uncle Jim atid
John Egatr homes Saturday.
The little daughter of Charley Rip
ley was very sick Thursday uight
but is better at this writing. v?
Mr. Will Tibben butchered one
day last week.
Miss Lizzie Kelleher left Friday
for Dea Moines. ..
Peter Thielen was sick with the
measles last week.
Miss Clara Petri wts sick with la
grippe a few days last week.
Miss Clara Wedemeyer was on the
sick list a few days last week.^«
Miss Julia Grauer is helping Mrs.
Tibben with the houee work.
Daniel Jensen started to work Fri
day for Mr. Memartas over in Guth
Glen and Ralph Kroeger spent last
week with their cousin, Clarence
Mr. Chas. Petri purchased a'tine
bunch of cattle of Geo. Bireline one
day last week.
Mrs. Herman Wedemeyer and
daughter, Clara visited at the George
Grauer home Saturday, -A,-
Ageute Wanted—At once
Miss Alice and Lillie Bocbert were
over night visitors at the Will Tib
ben home Tuesday night.
Peter and Nora Schwenneker from
south ot Adair attended the dance at
the John Tibbea home Thursday eve
Mr. and Mrs! Ernest Winkiemen
near Adair mourn the loss of tw
more of their children, who died fn
the past week. Little Gladys, aged
ten months passed away Wednesday
evening at five o'clock, and Ray, age
three years died Saturday night at
twelve o'clock. They were both laid
to rest beside their little brother,
Walter in the Schwenneker cemetery
Mr. and Mrs. Winkelman have the
deepest sympathy of all their relatives
and friends in the hour ot great sor
territory for the aale ot "Vivilore,"
a book for women, ia plain, every
day language by Dr. Mary R. Mel
endy also for "Creative & Sexual
Science" by Dr. Fowler for men and
women. Big sellers. Big profits.
Ensy payments. Outfits postpaid
for 25 cents each. Descriptive circu
lars free. Address A. B. Kuhlman
Company, 154 Lake St., Chicago, III.
N »T® r..4
Chas. Newell went to Omaha Mou
Chas. Garmire went to Des Moines
There were lots of hogs^eliyeracl
in Gray Monday. i,
Mrs. W. J. Audas was an Andobon
visitor last Thursday.
Mrs. John Markloy'and Steve were
Manning shoppers Monday.
Louis Groteluschen got a lot of
piping the first of the week.
The rural mail carrier
oat on the route Monday at all
Lou Stetzel and Moody Cramer
will move up by Storm Lake soon.
George Coulter is moving over in
to Viola twp., where he has bought a
A ni'an from Aadnbon was in town
Taesday soliciting portraits to en
Messrs Coppersmith and Shingle
decker got a carload of salt in the
last of last week.
Veda Peterson came home from
Omaha Friday and Mrs. Petersen
&nd Sylvian Sunday.
Mrs. James Aikman and son Chas
have come back to Gray to live and
have rented the Denton property.
Mrs. John Danick of Manning
came down between trains, Friday
evening to see her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Markley.
Mrs. Williams and son, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wever are
staying with them for a while until
t*hey move to Illinois. They former
ly lived near Dedham. ,*-
Last week one day, the little son
of Lawrence Kettleson had his arm
broken just a few inches below where
he broke it at holiday time. The
little fallow is getting along nicely.
Mr. Harry E. Freetley of near
Gray and Miss Hazel Babcock were
in marriage at the home of
the bride's parents, L. G. Babcock
and wife, near Manning, Wednes
day Feb. 5th. The Journal ex
Ii will be sad news to the many
friends of Mrs. Nellie Crow-Kibble
the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John A. Cfow of Carrollton, Iowa,
t6 learn that she is lying at the point
of death with scarcely a shadow of
hope for her recovery. Mrs. Ribble
was born in Cameron township, Au
dubon County, where she lived for
Probata of Will
District court in and for Audubon
STATE OF IOWA,, 1
To All Whom It May Concern
Whereas, on the 28th day of Jan.
A. D. 1911, a paper purporting to be
the last Will and Testament of Pe
ter Hansen late of said county,
deceased, was filed in my oGGce aud
waa by me opened and read and on the
21st day of Feb. 1911, the District
Court of Audubon County Iowa made
an order appointing and fixing the
27th day of Feb 1911 as the time when
same will itome before the court at the
Feby term thereof then to be held, for
final proof and probate, as the duly
executed last Will and Testament of
the bald Peter Hansen deceased, at
which time all persons interested may
appear and show cause why the same
should not be admitted to probate.
Dated thla 31st day of Feby. 1911.
L. A. McGlNNIS,
Insure in the Continental Inaur
ance Company. THEO.PATTY, Agt.
Wanted—Canvassing agents at
once for the sale of "Roosevelt
Hunting Big Game in the Wilds of
Africa aleo for "Fightingtbe Traf
fic in YoungGirla.'" Price only $1.50
each. 50 per cent commission. Eith
er outfit sent postpaid for 15 centB
or both outfits for 25 cents. Big sell
ers. Address A. B. Kuhlman .Com
pany, 154 Lake St., Chicago, III.
COL. 0. E. MERTZ
Orders can be left with Exira
Journal. Satifaction guar
anteed MANNING, IA.
FIERCE FIGHT AT FAIR OAKS
Comrade William J. Wray of 23d
Pennsylvania Gives Interesting
Story of Noted Battle.
To refute that there were jealous
ies existing between Couch and Casey,
and that Couch was not prompt to go
to the support of Casey at the battle
of Fair Oaks, I give my personal
knowledge while serving in that ac
tion with the 23d Pennsylvania,
writes Comrade Wm. J. Wray in the
About noon of May 31, while the
men of the regiment were cooking
rice (the only ration on hand, the
wagons being away behind), the en-
We Were Relieved at Dusk
emy attacked Casey's division, which
was in position about a quarter-mile
beyond the Nine-Mile road, when the
battle opened. Our brigade (Aber
crombie's) of Couch's division was in
bivouac along that road, from the Wil
liamsburg road, to and across the
York river railroad, and the right of
the 23d Pennsylvania rested in the
fallen timber to the left of the rail
road. As soon as the action began a
shell from the enemy landed in a
clearing in front of the camp, and the
men. at.once got into line.. General
Keyes came riding up the. road,,
passed the 23d Pennsylvania, and or
dered it to support Casey's right.
Moving across the Nine-Mile road and
through some low bushes, we came
upon the enemy, who were driving in
Naglee's brigade of Casey's division.
With cheers we charged, striking
the rebels in flank, driving them
through a clearing and yoods, where
we continued the fight until recalled.
The 23d Pennsylvania advanced
through the woods and drove the en
emy into the clear fields, where
masses of the enemy (Pettigrew's
brigade) were moving to cross the
railroad. We opened upon them, and
became so hotly engaged that we
were driven back slowly to the Nine
Mile road. The enemy could be seen
passing down the road and the rail
road. We maintained this position
with no support on either flank un
der a most severe fire. Colonel Neill
then ordered the men to retire to
their camp on the Nine-Mile road.
It appears now that Couch, in or
der to gain time, so he could form
the regiments above named, to the
right and rear of Fair Oaks station, at
tho Adams farm house, left the 23d
Pennsylvania in the angle of the
woods to hold the enemy. Reaching
the camp, we faced to the. rear to
receive the attack of the enemy, who
had passed around the fallen timber,
and while thus engaged a regiment
moved up the Nine-Mile road and re
ceived a volley from the enemy. They
broke, and coming back on the 23d
Pennsylvania threw our line into con
fusion, but the men quickly rallied
and h$ld the position fully half an
hour until ordered out. The resist
ance of the regiment in its old camp,
in conjunction with the 67th New
York on its left, was evidenced in the
number of the enemy killed.
It had taken the enemy all the
afternoon to drive our line back 1,000
yards. We were relieved at dusk, and
bivouacked at the breastworks down
the Williamsburg road. The troops
we were engaged with were the 27th
Georgia, 6th South Carolina, 28th
Georgia and the Palmetto sharpshoot
ers of Anderson's brigade, under Col.
Micah Jenkins. The last line that
held the enemy in check was of troops
composed of Couch's and Casey's divi
sions and a portion of Kearny's divi
Our regiment fired about 60
rounds of ammunition, lost 170 killed
and wounded (none captured), and
brought In 35 prisoners. Company
was on picket, and took part with
Birney's brigade farther down the
railroad, while Company was left
in camp and supported Miller's bat.
tory at the clearing in front of the
camp. When the enemy appeared
they did good execution, as they had
gathered arms from the wounded, and
each man had several muskets load
ed. Company joined the regiment
as it formed in the new line to the
left of the camp.
REPRIEVE ARRIVED TOO LATE
How Triple Execution Planned by
Commanders of Army of Potomac
Proved Painful Incident.
Nearly 300 Union soldiers met ig
nominions deaths during the war of
1861-1865. Most of them were phot for
desertion. Only one of this number, I
am glad to say, was from New Jersey,
my native state, and he a foreigner,
whose home was in Newark. This fel
low had deserted from the Thirteenth
New Jersey regiment, shortly after the
battle of Antletam, the first engage
ment in which that command partici
pated, and joined the Confederate
army. Later on, he forsook the con
federates and re-entered our lines,
hoping, thereby as a confederate de
serter, to be sent north in liberty. As
fate decreed, he w.as seen by some of
the Thirteenth, imprisoned, tried, con
victed, and sentenced to be shot, as
were also two New Yorkers who had'
been found- guilty of the same crime,
writes Gen. J. Madison Drake, in the
At eight o'clock in the morning the
Twelfth corps formed, when the court
martial proceedings and the orders for
the execution were read to each regi
ment by the adjutants. While this
part of the ceremony was being enact
ed, a small column of armed men was
ment by the adjutants.
The suspense was awful as the \h
marchers and wagon drew near' with
painfully slow and measured tread, to
the spot designated' for the tragedy.
The three prisoners, assisted by the
soldiers, tottered from the vehicle to
The 12 armed soldiers, advancing a^
few steps, faced the doomed men.
The reading finished,' white band- 1
ages were bound, over the eyes ot the
prisoners and with arms pinioned, be-
hind their backs, they each were'made
to kneel upon the rudelyv constructed
coffins—placed beside their graWfe.
In a moment the officer in coq&iand
ot the firing party commanded—
"Ready," "aim," "fire!'' and a^uick,
sharp volley sounding Iwfeugh «loud
of black smoke, as the^report rl
rated over the field, like a sing]
the blindfolded, pinioned forms
ing for a single instant, Jntche
ly forward to mother earth.
To make my story complete
be necessary to. add the wo:
General Slocum in his addr
Gettysburg July 1, 1887, at the
mg of the monument to the Thirteenth ,,
New Jersey regiment on that field, in
which he referred as follows to the
execution above described:
a little conference and agreed that
they would take the matter of the
wholesale desertions from the Army
of the Potomac into their own hands
aud put a stop to it. It so happened
that I had at that time three of these
men in my corps. They were tried
and convicted. upon incontestible evi
dence and when we got to Leesburg, *,
before the battle of Gettysburg, their
graves were dng and the men placed
at the head of the holes and shot
Before ten o'clock I received a mea
saga from Mr. Lincoln saying: 'If such
a man," giving bis name, 'has not been C"'&
Bhot, you will suspend the sentence.'
I sat down and telegraphed the presi-
dent: 'The man has been executed,
pursuant to hla sentence*.'
"Just before I departed with my
corps from Washington for the west
ern army went to bid Mr. Lincoln
good-by it was the last time I ever
saw him. As. I entered the room he
said to me, hardly waiting for me to
greet him, 'General Slocum, the last
message that I received from you gave
me more pain than anything that has
occurred since I took my seat as pres
ident.' I wa»^ astonished at his words
and said with* surprise, 'Mr. Lincoln, I
don't remember what was It?' Said
he, 'Yon were up there at Leesburg,
and I telegraphed you to suspend, the
sentence ot a man who was con
demned to death and the wife and sis
ter of that man sat here at this
opposite me and, I had to open
olographic answer and read to
them. That,' said he, 'caused me jnore
pain than almost anything that h'dk oc
curred since I became presideiit of the
Unlted States'" auioo
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