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ARREARS unless the little Green
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stamp off. A statement will be sent
4li subscribers on whose papers we
aYfix the stamp.
Mre. Trent is keeping house for
J4rs. Crieman during their absence.
Miae Susie Schwab returned from
Aadubon Tuesday after a abort vis
it with frienda.
.Born on Sunday, March 26' to Mr.
and Mrs. Bernard Figgine of Gree
ley, a fine big. boy.
Walt K. Marietta left yesterday
for Dea Moines where be intends to
work thia summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Crisman are in
Nebraska last and tbia week on bua
fness and visiting friends.
Nels Hansen, the druggist, is
having a neat bath bouse erected at
hfs residence ontheHelgbts.
Dick Chase is Intending to move
to a farm ineoutb central Audubon
township in tbe riext!iew.daya.!
Have your ey^a examined free Jby
Ki IS. Wilcox, O^tO&ietrist 'at the
Park Hotel, Extra, Friday afternoon
April 1.
Arthur Rabaon started Tuesday
for Knoxville, la, where be will
•tsy for a while hoping to regain
Ilia health.
,• A three night's moving picture
•how waa the greateat attraction of
the week for our young people and
quite a aprinkling of older heada to.
If you need glaaBes or any Opti
cal work done call on E, E. Wilcox,
Registered Optometrist at Park Ho
tel, Exira Friday afternoon, April 7.
Clark Gruy of Greeley was in town
Tuesday on business and calling on
the Journal man advanced his sub
scription for which he has our
thanks. HfPSI
William VanAernam atarted for
tiis South Dakota ranch near Aber
deen Tuesday where be will remain
for tome days, setting tbe machin
ery of tbe farm in motion.
Mrs. Dr. Newlon left Monday for
Davenport to attend the funeral of
a relative, leaving Atlantic Tues
day morning after visiting over
night with hiB mother and sister.
week's Journal we an­
nounced the death of the infaat of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rydl when it
ehould read Mr. and Mrs. H. Bibal.
News over the phone often gets
Mr. Chantry received word thia
week from Adair that his mother
bad taken a change for the better
'land is now in a fair way to recover
from what waa thdughtfor a time
to be a fatal ilineaa.
W. F. Hopley is tbe champion
poultry man in Bxira so far as'
neard from, now having 50 fine dou
ble comb Bbode Island Bed chicks,
six weeke old which be will have on
the Fourth of July market.
.I.ii. \%j
A letter from Mr. F. J. Guidinger
Kaho moved with hia parents from
"Exira to Sayre, Oklahoma about five
•r six yeara ago, 8ays that hiB peo
ple are getting along nicely, aa are
Mr. Hill and Mr. Bruner in that new
oeuntry. lllpl®
Mr. A. P. Anderson of Elk Horn
purchased tbe Otto Witthauer home
and acreage that ia a part of Exira
on the south. This is a fine home
and a beautiful piecp of forestry
«oea with it making it a very de
finable property.
The private telephone line from
tbe Ben Jensen tarm aoutheaat of
tewa to the Jenaen now tbe Nelson
aaburban home in the aouthwest
border of town, haa been repaired
and new polea set wbere needed
and the wire raiaed higher.
Over fifty of the friends of Wa
VanAernam of Audubon townahip,
gave him a big birthday surprise
laat Saturday evening on the occa
aion of hia 61at birthday anniver
sary. The evening waa spent ia var
ioua a muamenta finishing up with
a grand aupper to which ample jus
tlce waa done.
Large Gathering At
All .his bearers were convinced of
thi effectiveness of dragging, when
done. Now who will show a way to
get the, 'dragging done? In addition to
(he above it might be well to men
tion* tb"*t Mr. King claims that the
yeiytretspats in the road are cured
bye few times driving over them, and
ttat the dirt will be brought up to
llverts by driving over tibem, and
tbat the low places on each aide the
culverts will be eliminated, so as to
allow of driving orer them without
checking spoed or receiving any spe
cial jar whity passing the culvert. He
said the road should be dragged, BO as
to make as straight a grade as possible
and never leave loose dirt enough on
the center of the grade to cauae tbe
travel to go to either side.
It was gratifying indeed to notice
the attendance from the south part of
the County and to note tbe enthusi
asm among them, which proves that,
although the timber belt in this part
of the county is bad to make good
roads through, still the will is to con
quer all obstacles and make good roads
as far as is posaible with the money
and labor at band.
Another big delivery of hogs was
made yeBterday by a number of
southeast Greeley farmers."'' ''s
Miss Gleola Lair is assisting MrB.
Harold Sturgeon with her house
hold work at her home south of
Geo. W. McClain started for Ari
zona Sunday for the purpose of pur
chasing a car or two of horses for
the local market.
D, Workman was on the sick list
the first part ot the week but by ex
ercising proper care was able to be
out again last evening.
Mrs. Pbippen and daughter have
moved from Greeley to Bxira and
occupy tbe S. J. Crane residence
tbey recently purchased.
Henry Frost of Waterloo, Ia. was
tbe gueet ot his brother, John FroBt
and wife, the latter part of last week
returning home Sunday.
Mr. Budolpb residing west of
Hamlin was in Exira Tueaday on
buaineea and made it a point to call
on the Journal man and advance
hia subscription.
Mr. Finkbine of the Green Bay
Lumber Company of Atlantic waa
looking after busiifeaa matters here
Monday and going to meet his
train, apent a few pleasant minutea
with the Journal.
Mrs. Luoia Durr, late ot DfB
Moines is visiting her parents.. Mr.
and Mrs. Neuwell Jobes for a few
weeks as she is on her way to Clar
iuda, wbere herself and bueband
will cook for several months for a
dredging outfit.
Harry Barnea, grand aon of Van
Hellyer was kicked on the head by
a mule and rendered unconscioua
for some hours the first of this
week while at work on a farm aouth
of Atlantic. Fortunately tbe skull
waa not fractured and he
ver speedily.
wilt reco-
~:ct ifca-r
day To Hear King, The "Drag"
Mao. All Were Well Paid
,For Attending.
The Good BoadB Meeting was held
at Audubon last Saturday afternoon
as advertised. Attendance of Boad
and County officials was sufficient to
fill the court house. J. A. Nash acted
as Chairman and introduced the
Speaker, Mr. D. Ward King, who gave
an instructive lecture upon tbe mak
ing of good roads by the use of the
King Road Drag. He showed conclu
sively that all county roads oould be
kept good by tbe proper use of tbe
King drag. The roads become better
year by year, tbe longer the drag is
used. He uses a two horse drag seven
feet in length, thirty inches between
the posts. Hitch the teaai so as to
throw the dirt toward the center of
the road. After a road has been
worked a few years the center may
become too high. When this occurs,
be drags twice in and once out, but
keeps dragging after every rain, as it
Is the dragging that makes the sur
face firm and almost waterproof if
water is not allowed to stand upon the
road, either in the wheel tracks or
Talks About That Wonderful South
Land. His Practical Eye Is Ah
ways Alert For Good Things a
Monte Christo, Texas, Mcb. 19, '11
Friend Kellogg:—We were expect
ing you down on tbe laat excursion
with a crowd of Audubon people, and
are greatly disappointed that you did
not get here,
Now everything is looking fine here
We had a good rain laat Tuesday
night and Wednesday afternoon, and
last Sunday evening, they had five
incbeBat Chapin, and a heavy rain at
McAllen aud Mission at the same
time we had our rain here, they were
flooded from Mission out to near the
south end of the Melado landB, there
was so much rain fell that the "Auto"
could not get to Mission for two or
three days as the roads were impassi
ble, and they have been held up from
hauling the new boiler for the Layne
& Bowler well all of last week on ao
count of tbe rain, if it don't rain too
much tbey will get it out this week.
It weighs 11,000 pounds they say.
You would not know the "Expera
mental Farm" hardly. They have
the 80 cleared north of mine, and cor
nering with Mr. Carper'a place. They
have 118 Mexicans olearing and work
ing and improving, and they have
put out a tine Pecan orchard, and fig,
and orange and lemon and grapev
fruit, and a vineyard as well aa several
new buildings.
Now yon ought to see our line.20'
acres of orange and lemon and dfap^
frnit trees, Mid our 4,000 grape vines,
aa the treesare starting to grow fine,
looking gifen clear aoroBs the field
over a quarter of mile. Bert has over
30 acres planted in cotton, and it will
all be up this week the trees are out
in as fine foliage as I ever saw since
they shed their foliage before yon
came down in January. It looked BO
bare then but not so now.
We like it better here all the time.
Write soon and give all tbe news you
can. W"''
H. Mendenhall
Mr. X. Knox and Bon, Kirk
Audubon callers Tuesday.
Mre. J. P. Lair was a business
si tor in Atlantic over Monday.
MrB. Peter Peterson visited her
daughter, Mrs. L. W. Hansen ia
Atlantic over Sunday.
Miss Elsie H'int returned last
week from Vail, Ia. on a week's wa
cation from her duties as teacher.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Both of Coon
Rapids visited over Friday with
their daughter, Mrs. Sam Baylor
and buaband.
Mrs. Lyda Hubbel is working in
Audubon at the Park Hotel, ber
children remaining with their grand
parentB, C. C. Hawk and wife.
Mrs. L. W. Hansen dressmaker,
and assistant Miss AnnaCbristensen
were here from Atlantic, Saturday,
9alling on their relatives, the Peter
Petersen and Chris Cbristensen
C. W. Houston started one day
last week for his farm near Kathyrn
North Dakota wbere be will look af
ter hiB crops this summer. His wife
and daughter will remain here dur
ing his absence.
Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Heath sent us
a basket of table delicacies in shape
of parsnips fresh from the garden.
We highly appreciate tbe motive
and truly will do our duty to tbe
appetizer. Many thanks.
Len Whitney came from Kaneas
last week and went to work with
Will Wissler at tbe carpenter trade.
He reports no work in Kansas,
wbere be waa but later on when
spring work opens up he will re
turn there wbere his family now
Mrs. Ed Bates of Audubon start
ed for Chicajgo^ Saturday evening on
a visit with-her son, Austin Guern
sey and wife and on her return will
bring Mrs. Guernsey and babies
home with her to avoid some of the
Oppressive hot days in the city,
which ie so destructive to the little
Mr..and Mrs. Geo. Milliman and
ber daughter, Mrs. P. M. Chriate*
senwentto Omaha Sunday on a
few days outing and viaiting the
letter's sister-in-law, Miaa Anna
Chriatenaen, who waa in a hospital,
where she waa recently operated on
for appendicitis. She came home
with them Tueaday.
W. J. Lancelot, Editor W. H. Lancelot, Publisher
We make no complaint about
sbart measure when we have a peck
of trouble.
A1 Kelly went west again a few
days ago and at present is located
in Salt Lake City.
Of Mr. Adolplms Buitt, Who Died At
His Home In Greeley Town
ship, March !7th.
Adolphus Burtt was born March 23,
1831 in Jay, Essex County, New York
and died Marob 17. 1911, aged 79 years
11 months and 24 days.
He was married to Margaret A. Tor
rence Feb. 18, 1857, who departed thia
life Feb. 28, 1877. To this union six
children were born, three of them dy
ing In infancy and son, George pre
ceded his father two years ago. Two
children, Ed and Cora, two grand
children, Margaret and Kittie, one
brother and one sister are left to
mourn his death.
He was married tbe second time to
Bachel Martin Dec. 8,1878. She died
Marcb 30.1903. He was converted and
joined the Bantist Church in Jay,
EsSex Co, New York when 18 years of
age and lived a faithful Christian life.
He was a Charter member of tbe Un
ion'Baptist Church, Greeley township
and an ordained deacon for many
years and up till his death.
In tbe spring of 1857 be moved to
Baritan, III. There he remained until
the spring of 1877, when be removed
to Greeley township, Audubon Co.,
Iowa and resided there until be died.
The funeral took place March 19,
1911 and was conducted by Bev. L. L.
Smith of the Union Baptist church.
A Card Of Thanks
Mr. and Mrs. V. Erhart, Mr. and
Mrs. Ed .JSiirtt and family and the
other relatives of the iate Adolphus
Burtt extend their sincere thanks to
the frienda and neighbors, who so
kindly assisted and sympathized dur
ing tbe last illness of Mi. Burtt.
Mrs. Metz bad ber well bored on
her lot laat week, Chae. Patty doing
N*-ls Petersen, one of tbe retired
farmers now residing in Exira
to a brand new bug
gylastxPriaay. gpg
-One swallow does'nt makefea sum
mer but some of our ysung men
Bhould remeftiber tbat too many
swallowe are certain to make a fall.
John Turner bad his well bored
deeper laat week and a new curb
put in so tbat from now on there
will be no failure in tbe water eup
Tom Lohner haa started hiB gro
cery wagon out in tbe country now
intending to exchange hie goods
tor country produce and not object
ing to tbe cash.
To make our schools eminently
successful there should be tbe co
operation of teachers, scholars and
parents. Tbe first two we haye.
Will the parents do their duty?
Several dogs met with death by
poison last week in our town which
is causing their owners to maintain
anything but good feeling toward
tbe unknown person committing
the offenae.
From the great amount of paints
and oils being"saold in tbie town at
present, it would seem aa if every
man in the town and surrounding
country was getting ready to paint
his buildings.
Mr. D. W. Kroeger has been mak
ing several improvements on his
premises by enlarging bis pasture,
cutting out tbe south side of bis
lawn to do so, re-modeling his barn'
and other buildings.
Rev. H. L. Wisslsr returned to
Grinnell Friday evening after try
ing for nearly a week to interest tbe
Congregational people to make an
effort to procure a pastor and open
up the church once more. We did
not learn tbe drift of tbe arguments
sdduced pro and con but one thing
we know is the time is not yet ripe
for engaging a pastor and tbe
cburch will remain closed for tbe
Twenty years ago in Audubon
County there was some excuse for
bad roads, for our country was
poor. Now it is rich, there ia no ex
cuse. A good road is always to be
desired and it is a source of comfort
and convenience to every traveler.
Good roads attract population aa
well as good schools and churches.
Good roads improve the value of
property so tbat if a farm lying five
miles from market connected by a
bdd road, ia of lees value than an
equally good farm connected by a
good road. A larger load can be
drawn by one horae over a good
road than by two over a bad one.
Walter I. Copeland By Faithful Ser
vice As Secretary To Congressman
Walter I. Smith, Retained.
Walter R. Copeland, Secretary to
the Hon. Walter I. Smith, was born
near Sidney, Iowa September 29, 1866.
He removed with his parents, to Atlan
tic, Iowa and from there to Exira, Ia.
in 1883. He graduated in the Law De
partment of the Iowa State University
in 1889 and was admitted to the bar in
1890. He removed to Audubon and en
gaged in the practice of law in 1893,
returned to Exira in 1895 where he
practiced until November, 1903 when
he was employed as private Secretary
by Congressman Walter I. Smith and
has remained in his employ since that
time. Mr. Copeland continues with
Judge Smith in his new position upon
the bench.—Register and Leader,
March 28.
Soren Holmgaard, residing aouth
of town bad bueinese at tbe County
Seat Saturday.
Tbe Rich brotbere, Dan and Ed,
marketed nice bunches of hogS
to our dealere Saturday.
J. H. Baker iB having a large barn
erected on his farm, J. W. Wissler
and men doing tbe work.
Henry Baemueaen and aon of
northwest of Brayton were business
callerain town Saturday.
Father Hundt and ,niece, Mies
8toltze attended tt^e-Nqgent lecture
in Audubon Tuesday night.
Will Kommea waa out in Audubon
township Friday and bot eleven
bead of calvea of John Schlater.
County Supervisor,Sam McGaffin
and Will Wolf, Exira township trus
tee, were County Seat visitors Sat
Harry Hockenberry was off duty
Saturday and Clark Griffen acted as
substitute in carrying the mail on
Route 4.
Rev. Harned and wife are enter
taining their daughter, MisB Mae
Harned of Des Moines, who ar
rived here Saturday.
Mrs. Charles Woodward passed
Saturday night in Atlantic return
ing Sunday and with her husband
went out into Greeley to visit
Charles H. Van Gorderwas call
ing on bis nephew, Ed Delahoyde
Friday and visiting at the Exchange
Bank wbere aB neual he found
everything running smoothly.
John Reimere waa in town Friday
from Audubon township purchas
ing a supply of household goods
for the new bome he is starting in
nortbeaat Audubon township.
C. H. Jacobseo WBB in town Sat
urday on business and reports that
while making tbe trip to Texas
aome few weeka ago, be did not in
veet in real estate at tbat time.
Mra. John S. Knox, late of Platte,
South Dakota arrived here Saturday
on a visit with his relatives and oth
er friends before going to their new
home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
J. H. Bell made a trip to Atlantic
Monday to look at a couple of prop
erties there with tbe view of mak
ing a purchase of one of tbem and
removing to that city at some fu
ture time.
Mrs. Wm. Sch wartiug and son of
Audubon township were shopping
in Exira Saturday and while here
had occasion to call on the Journal
Binner and advanced her subscrip
tion for another year.
A number of advocates of the
Good Roads Movement went to Au
dubon Saturday to hear tbe inven
tor of the "King Drag" give his lec
ture on the aubject, a number from
Audnbon townahip being in the
Did you ever stand in the golden
sunlight of a warm day with your
eyes turned upon a sheet of fly pa
per? If ao you may have noticed
how when on fly adhereB to tbe
sticky surface, its companiona in
atead of profiting by the horrible
warning, immediately buzz too and
goto deatruction in the aame man
ner and in a little while there are
hundreds in the throes of death.
Tbey are fools, to be sure, and so
are men. Men see their aaaociates
caught in the net of vice. Their ex
amples and warninga all about
but they treat then aa lightly as do
the flies and step down to death
justaa insanely.
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The queer little Japs have a way of
giving us a jolt occasionally that i*
most annoying to white folks of really -A
refined sensibilities.
An instance of this was recently re
ported from Spokane. Washington,
where the Japanese inhabitants have
formed an organization to aid aod re
lieve the starving people of northern
China, who are dying by the tens of
thousands with harvest still several
months away.
The Japanese and Chinese are no
more related than the Russians and tbe
English. There is no special tie of.
kinship te demand that the Japs in
America extend auch did to the dying
millions in China.
Now these Japs of oourse are pagans.',,'/
They are children of darkness.
theni haa it been given to know of the
Christ wjho suffered at Gethsemane
and on Calvary.
Mr. and Mra. Chae. Kommea ahd
Mrs. Spoo attended the lectuirfe' by!
Father Nugent Tueaday evenibg in'
Walter Copeland came up from
the Bluffs Wedneaday morning taS&l
visit hia parents and other relatives??^
for a abort time.
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Neither was the affair managed like
a church festival: or a charity ball,
where people pay out the trifles that
they will not miss, and expect "value
received" in return. La me, qo! The
Japs instead sent out a
peal to their countrymen, askings them
not only to contribute to the pork of' 'l
merpy as they were able, but „Tp. a.b- 'A?/
§TAW FROM AND FOREGO for th^ime,
certain of the ordinary co^tFOj^j
lif£, ifthicb were specified, in order ,fo'
a,idi,p.therelief oftlie suffering., people
o|i,.tfee oth|«Qile of tbe world. A^d it
•ip onj,tW%b^»ls,tliat the work^of ahar
itjf.ia. beiiig earned put It' reprapeate
abstinence and selfrtlenUil, /ather than
frivolity and sopial pleasures.
printed, ap-
Not to -a
Yipt what strange thing is"this? "For
the suffering millions have asked bread
and while we, who follow Christ, have
been deaf to the cries of agony, these
pagans have....begun the Christ-like
work of mercy. Are we, after all. the
Levites, who pass by on the other side,"
—and they, the Good Samaritans? And .U
has Christ's gospel escaped from our
proprietorship and been taken in by "jit
the heathen? »4|i
At any rate it seems strange to find
our pagan neighbors setting us an ex-'O*'
ample of applied Christianity,—asM^'
strange as the Japs say it seems to them'' s.
to see so many different kinds of Uris
tianB over here, who worship in differ
ent temples, and have nothing to do'*
with each other.
•Wm. Aldridge of' Anitfe was, inffS'fl v'
town Monday on business,
E- C-I8
Last Sunday evening
Wilson received a despatch from^-^
Geneseo, Illinoia to the effect tbat^*^
hia father .was stricken aod wasv
unconscious. Eugene hastened to^'i*
Atlantic, caught the flyer and ar-Tswi
rived at the old home to see bis^
father before tbe final dissolution.,.
Obituary next week. Ik
Extra Train
An extra train will be put on the'
Audubon branch. It will be excl«»®3«
sively a passenger train, which will^ti
leave Atlantic at 6:20 in tbe mom-'M
ing, will go to Audubon and return
at once, reaching Atlantic in time'
for the east and weat trains. This
will give tbe Audubon, Hamlin,,
Exira and Brayton people an out-*",
let to Des Moines or Council Bluffs,
spend a few hours in either cityf S $
and feturn home in time for bed.
The teachers of Southwestrrn^^
Iowa will have a great gatberfng at
Atlantic today, March 30, 31, aad^~v
April 1st. About aix hundred 4
teachere from this district and overv*'
the state have declared their inten-"'
tion of being preaent. Atlantic, tbo
Gem City of Southwestern Iowa, will
certainly entertain the Educators in
a Btyle becoming to their rank and
dignity. A few yeara ago the
organization held a meeting
and every one was pleased with ihe ,Ji
treatment received. The preppm4|
tions this year are far
sire than at that time.
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