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The Green Stamp
Tbe Post Office Department at
Washington informs us that no week
ly paper can go through the mail af
ARREARS unless the little Green
Stamp is stuck on it. If you find
ihe STAMP on your paper and have
not settled for it please send the
amount due so that we may take the
stamp off. A statement will be sent
all subscribers'^ whose papers we
affix the stamp.
Actual Experiments By Thirty Far
mers Proves That The Highest
Yield Was 80, Lowest 53.
Over in Logan County, Illinois,
thirty farmers entered into a contest
last year to see who could raise tbe
largest yield of corn on tbe same
number of acres. E*ch selected his
own seed and planted ,in tbe same
field. The lowest yield was 53 bushels
per acre, the largest eighty bushels
per acre, so the difference between
good and bad seed was 27 bushels per
A similar contest in Putnam Coun
ty, 111. among 16 farmers in the same
field and same kind of soil lowebt
yield was 75 bushels, the highest .106
bushels per acre. The diffetf'cjtice .be
tween good and bad seed was 31 bu
shels per acre. jThaVa proofe enough
that every farmer^In AuduJion Coup
ly should oiwn an 'tjibricb^eed Corn
tester and rack made In AtUnjlie/ ia.
and sold on trial for $12. Write them
today and enclose an order. You will
never regret it.
Audubon Canning Factory
The Canning Company of Audu
bon has purchased a vacated street
near their building and will enlarge
"their present quarters and make it
more commodious. Under its new
management the factory took on
-new life and this year farmers tor
many miles oat will have a good
size patch of sweet corn forj:heafa
A Smash Dp
The boys-big and little
ed up a set of buggy wheels so that
one can ride just behind the front
wheels and with a rein.to each clip
can guide it however fast it goes.
^The platform behind can comfotta
bly seat two boyB. By hauling it to
the top of the»bill and about five or
aiz getting on where only twopught
to be they statted the running gear
down that bill at a mile a minute
clip (and lesB) last night. The boys
indulged freely and wnen tbe mo
mentum was at its height the coup
ling broke and the chauffeur (which
in this case was Knute Laareen)
went squarely on the ground and it
was amusing to seethe front wheels
iight out tor West Town while
Knute slid along tbe ground for a
rod or more in a sitting position
and here came the boys and the
bipd wheels upon him and such a
mix-up! Knute, from tbe condition
•f hie overalls, etc. was obliged to
•it by the wayside until dark before
making a move toward home.
Monday evening, April 8rd, a tre
mendous racket was borne on the
breeze from West Extra and on in
quiry as to the cause was told there
bad just been a marriage consum
mated there the contracting parties
being Geo. Wolfe of Sharon town
ship and Nellie Chase and the boys
were giving them a horse fiddle and
tin pan serenade. Yesterday eve
ning we called up the Chase home
intending to get the facte aud give
tbera a neat little spiel, tbe reputed
bride answered the call and most
vehemently denied'the aeft imputa
tion that she was married, that it
was all a mistake, nothing doing
in the line matrimonal as it were
so that we were at last forced to tbe
conclusion tbat there was nothing
to the rumor—for she said so—and
•be had ought to know. We bnng
up the receiver imagining we c*uld
beer her say "Did you ever get
(While driving cattle Eddy Farrell
was thrown from his horse and
kicked over tbe eye by the horse. It
was feared the bone was fractured
but tbe wound was sewed up and
be ia resting easy.—Manning Moni
Another Old Pioneer Gone To Her
Reward. Saw Much Of Audubon
County's Early History.
Mrs. Mary McNally died at the
home of her sister, Mrs. J. N. May,
Marengo, Iowa, where she had made
her home for the past two months.
Week before last she contracted a cold
which developed into pneumonia.
Her daughters, Mary, Rose and Sister
Mary Barnadette, accompanied by
Bister Mary Sacred Heart of Ottumwa
'la. had been in constant attendance
witb her from tqe beginning of her
illness. She rallied somewhat and
hope was entertained for her recovery,
but this change to the better did not
last very long. She grew apparently
worse and in spite of the tender care
of tbo good children she succumbed to
the dreadful disease Thursday, March
30,1911 at 2:00 o'clock p. m. For the
past thirty years she lived on the farm
four miles southeast of Exira, where
just two years ago her husband,
FranciB McNally preceded her to the
grave, She was known as a charitable
neighbor, a gocd mother and faithful
member of the Catholic Church.
Deceased was born In the County
Roscommlns, Ireland, August 15,1887
fler last illness was characterizad by
great patience and resignation to holy
will of God.
"The remains were brought here Sat
urday morning at 8:00 o'clook by train
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. J. N.
Thomas Duggan and her child
ren. Frank, John, Mary, Rose, Theresa
flitid Slater Mary Bernardette accom
panied by Sister .Afary Sacred Heart
of the order of thia Humility of Mary,
of Ottumwa, Iowa.
The fnneral was held from tne Holy
Trinity Church Saturday morning at
10 o'clock with impressive service by
the Rev. C. F. Hundt, officiating.
Interment was made in the Holy
Trinity Ceodetery. The following gen
tiemeu acted as pall bearers: Wm.
Doffing, Joseph Qilroy, Nick Thielen,
Matt Thielen, Charles Kommes and
Wm. Kommes. The funeral was ef
ficiently conducted by the able man
agement of the undertaker, Mr. W. F.
May she rest in peace!
7 2$
Barling Baby Gone*
A little child of Mr. and Mrs. Roy
JoneB of Hamlin township, con
tracted a cold last week during the
changeable weather which deyel
oped into pneumonia in a fatal
form, and the sweet little boy pass
ed to the other world Sunday,
Apr. 2nd.
Tbe child was taken to Casey for
interment on the Monday morning
train. A large number of sympathis
ing friends acaompanied the re
mains to the depot. The sympathy
of all is extended to Mr. and Mrs.
Jones in this their hour of bereave
Card Of Thanks
To all who so kindly tendered
their services during the sickness
and death of our darling boy, and
who offered consolation at the time
when heart strings were almost sev
ered, accept our sincere thanks.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jones
Birthday Surprise
Last Thursday evening a large
circle of the friends of Mrs. Henry
A. Hensen of Audubon townBhip
assembled at her home giving her
an unlooked for surprise and re
minding her tbat this
the an­
niversary of her 22nd birthday and
they had come to assist her in its
proper celebration. They ware re
quested to make themselves at
home which they at once proceed
ed to do and the evening was spent
in' games and other amusements
until the time of departure. All
partook of a splendid and toothsome
repast during the evening and the
good lady was the recipient of many
nice and,.useful reminders of the
auspicious event.
Partnership Formed
Mr. John Bishop, our,leading bar
ber baa just gone into a partnership
with Arthur Statzell' and will coq
duct the tonsorial parlor at the old
stand. Mr. Bishop is well known to
every one and needs no introduc
tion from us. Mr. Statzell learned
tbe trade of Mr. Bishop and is quite
proficient in the business. Arthur
was born and reared in Exira and
is a young man of excellent habits,
a gentleman to meet, a Number One
barber and worthy of your confi-
/c i*
The useful life'spent for huffiaflity,
and country, was not a selfish one, but
rather that of a mediator acting be
tween the right and the wrong. His
Association Of Iowa Met At Atlantic,
Five Hundred And Fifty Strong.
Held An Interesting Meeting
The following Audubon County
teachers answered to roll call at Atlan
tic during the three days meet held in
that city last week:
EXIRA—Elsie Hunt, Matilda Hansen,
Ethel Flannegan, J. L. Harper,
Clara B. Whitted, Anna Hansen,
Blanche E. Noon, Bessie M. Lang
with, Jennie McCarval, Lavina
Tyler, Bertha M. Harper.
AUDUBON—Ida Tennigkeit, Augusta
Tennigkeit, Ella Burr, Minnie Burr,
Ella M. Stearns^ Harry E. Kitson,
Jennie Brainard, H. P. Smith, F.
W. Johnson, Mary Davis, Ella A.
Hurd, Jennie F. Coek, Maude Mc
Allister, Georgia Lloyd, Grace Hal
loway, Sadie M. Edes, Ada Kittell,
Mrs. Mary Ines, Hazel D. Bartlett,
Luella Hurton.
BKAYTON—Gladys Chamberlain and
Vivian Bartlett.
KIMBALLTON—Rose E. Christensen,
Flora Dollinger, Bertha Dollinger.
Wilma Peterman Harried
Robert Booth of this city was
married Saturday, April firet to
M£B» Wilma B. Peterman of Guthrir
Center,, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Peterman. Tbe wedding oc
curred in Omaha. Miss Peterman
baa been in this vicinity for some
time. Mr. Booth is now- employed
as hackman for tbe Park Hotel.
They will make their home for tbe
preient at the home of Mr. Booth's
parents on Walnnt Street.—Atlantic
Telegraph, April 3rd, 1911,
All chickenB and cows mnst be
kept on yoar own ground. By or«
W. J. Lancelot, Editor jrW. H. Lancelot, Publisher
Grand bid Pioneer Pa^qd to ttie Great ^Beuond. Fanner,
Grain Dealer and Capitalist. Honored by All.
Mr. Isaac N. Wilson, the venerable
father of Eugene C. Wilson of this city
was stricken with paralysis while at
tending to business matters in the First
National Bank of Gcneseo, where he
was accustomed to spend so much of
his time, and within forty-eight hours,
his earthly career came to an end. Mr.
Wilson came to Geneseo, 111. fifty se
ven yeaj ago and lived on a farm uti-i
til he moved to that city some years
later. He was always alert to public af
fairs and took a keen interest therein.
Because of his practical business abil
ity he has been many times called upon
to serve the public in the affairs of
Henry County and Geneseo. He was
an ardent republican and always min
gled in the councils of his party, and
took an active part in county as well as
township and city business. He en
joyed the confidence and respect of his
fellow man.
Ei .*.CI£J4 f.'&J
mature decisions wers'so convincingly
right that his council was songht at
all times by men who .knew him best.
He will be missed, sadly missed, by
the younger generation from whom he
has earned a rich reward of respect and
Mr, Wilson was born in Washington
County, New Yerk near the Vermont
line May 7, 1824. His grandfa
ther was a soldier of the Revolutionary
War and participated in the battle of
Saratoga and other historical conflicts.
He was married to Miss Anna E. Joslin
on December 26, 1854. Five children
were born to thia union, Ida who died
when 18 years of age, Frankie who
died in infancy, Eugene C. of Exira,
Edward N. of Wausau, Neb. and Mrs.
Emily E. Smith of Geneseo, with whom
Mr. Wilson made his home, his wife
having passed away in 1886. There is
also left to mourn seven grand children
and a brother David Wilson at Hebron,
New York. Funeral services were held
at the home Wednesday, Mareh 29th.
Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
After Waiting For Many Months For
Official Information Regarding
Par Census, We Can Report
The records are completed. During
the last ten years the table will show
our County's gain and loss:
1900 1910
Exira twp including Bray
ton and Exira 2026 1766
Exira town 851 787
Bray ton town 141 137
Cameron township 708 ,,550
Audubon township 953 \„825
Douglas township 848 '-*948
Greeley township 766
Hamlin township 962, 918
Leroy township including
Audubon town 2661 2748
Audubon town 1866 1928
Lincoln township inclu
ding Gray 1087 861
Gray town 180 148
Melville township 618 590
Oakfield township ...1065 996
Sharon townBhip inclu- 4
ding Kimballton 1233 1281
Kimballton town 271
Viola township 699 637
Audubon County 13626 12671
Loss during ten veara is 955.
Hamlin Twp. Highways
The Township Trustees, Road 8u
pervisora and tbe Citizens ot Ham
lin townsbip in .general are to be
congratulated on the strenuous
and successful efforts, they, one and
all are making to place their town
sbip in tbe lead as the banner
township for good roads as they
are almost unanimously engaged
in tbat laudable undertaking at
this time, all of which has the un
qualied approval of' tbe traveling
public in general and of tbe mail
carrier, Mr. Seibert on Roate 5 in
A. W. Harvey and wife visited in
Atlantic last evening, going in their
"A V* K*
Chauncey B. Aldrich Of Guthrie Cen-
Fell Against Saw Which
Severed Leg From Body
Tuesday evening Hon. E. W.
Weeks of Guthrie phoned to the
writer and informed him of the un
timely death of Chauncy B. Aldrich
formerly of this County but a resi
dent of that town for over thirty
years. He had a leg taken off in an
accident at a saw mill last Saturday
from which he soon expired. His
funeral was held yesterday, (Wed
nesday) under the direction ol
Orange Lodge No. 123 A. F. & A. M.
of whicb he was an honored mem
ber. He was made a Maaon in Exo
dusLodgeNo. 342 of Exira in 1875
and soon after his removal to Guth
rie Co. took his demit from this
lodge in 1880 to affilliate witb the
lodge there. He was a brother of
Squire Aldrich, a builder and con
tractor of Atlantic well known here.
He was sober, industrious and hon
orable in his dealings and his loss
will be greatly felt by the commun
ity in which he resided. Peace to
his AsheB.
Olttf Jensen
Oluf Jensen of this city traded his
farm in Gathrie County for a fine
stock of Hardware in Oakland. Mr.
Jensen went out to Oakland Mon
day and took charge of the new
store and will rednce the stock as
soon as possible.
Buys A Reo
Rev. Smith is now owner of tbe
P. M. Christensen Reo auto, which
he ventured out on the road' with
Sunday in goiog and.coming from
his appointment in Audubon town,
ship and strange to relate the only
mishap he met on this trial trip
was tbe breaking of a couple ot
springs in trying to get
tbe thing.
Will Johnson Dead
Mr. J. W. Johnson of Brayton, Rt.
two received a message from Port
land, Oregon that his son, Willie
Johnson was seriously ill. Mr. Jobn
son departed on the next train tor
that city only to find tbat he had
paased away before his ariival. Will
waa a fine young man, twenty-four
years old, of excellent habits and
his departure is keenly felt by bis
The sympathy of all is extended
to Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and family
in their sad bereavement.
Christian Church Notes
Sunday School at 10 a. m.
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p,
Junior Endeavor at 2 p. m.
Senior Endeavor at 6:80 p. m.
Next Lord's Day the Subject for
tbe morning
,** Vi \"V iB
will be "What
is tbat in Thine Hand."
The Evening Address will be "Our
Talents, Used or Misused."
M. E. Church Notes
Sabbath School at 10 a. m.
Preaching at 11 and 7:30 every
Sabbath. A cordial invitation to
Prayer meeting Thursday'''eve.
Subject for Sunday at 11: "God's
Service, a Duty and a Pleasure."
Rev. O'Flyng will preach in the
You are invited to attend all our
services, especially our Sunday
School at 10 and Epwortb League
at 6:30. Come and take a part in
the League service.
T. Patty made a business visit to
Hamlin Friday between trains.
wagon track, bis guide and auto
adviser, Mark Nelson advised him
to keep in. But we predict great
things of tbe Rev. in the speed line
when be once
the hang of
Arthur Schwenneker Dead
Arthur Schwenneker, a former
Audubon townsbip citizen and eon
in law of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wahlert
Sr. of this city died at hia home
south of Adair one day last week
after a short illness cauaed by par
alysis with which he was eiezed a
few days before bis death. He
leaves a wife and several children
to mourn his untimely death. He
was well known in this part of tbe
countv to almost every farmer hav
ing managed the running of a
threshing machine for years,
11.00 PER YEAR
The power of the sword is waning in
these modern days, and seems already
to have been eelipsed by that of money
It is not hard to see that wars and ru
mors of wars hinge upon the commcoce
and finance of nations, or that finance
very largely determines* the outcome
when war is once begun. And so it is
that we are coming to look upon the
kings of finance as the real rulers of the
modern world.
We have long regarded J. P. Morgan
as a man of colossal power and influ
ence in the affairs of the American na
tion. Yet it appears that this power
has actually been underrrated, if we
may believe the recent statements re
garding the stupendous aggregate of
wealth eonlrolled by him. Wheu we
remember that the total value of all
weath of all descriptions in the United
States is only about one hundred thirty
billion dollars, the statement that he
alone directs the use of ten billions of
it is almost incredible. The facts are
set forth by the Daluth News-Tribune
as follows:
"There may be richer men in the
world. Men whose personal holdings
represent a greater cash value, hntf-no
other can tompue to J. Pierpobt H«ir-'
gan in theamonnt of capital he con
trols. Beside him the Rath»ebiI4s4fi4
Bating and all other financiers of nay
other country, sink into insignificance,,
in financial power.
It is estimated -that he controls in
vestments representing $lO,e0Q,GOO OOO.
That is an amount beyond human
comprehension. The basis of this rested
ia the three greatest of the New York
banks, in trust companies and insur
ance companies, which have enormous
surpluses and trust funds.
The investment of such funds have
tremendous reach. Harriman,' for in
stance, controlled all his other railroads'
through the Union Pacific. Largely
in the same way Mr. Morgan, can dic
tate to hundreds .of vast corporations,
transportation, industrial add financial
His direct control is said to represent
nearly $5,000,000,000. After this comes
a partial control of another $3^500,000,
000 but with complete power "over
five billions, any partial- power as to
other corporations becomes, in fact,
This is all represented in American
companies, while another billion in
Europe answers to his dictation thro'
his English and French «onneotWins.
It may be a source of pride' that this
man is a citizen of the tfniDed States,
still in its infancy in development."
^The MeanestiMar
The newspapers are given to per
iodical discussions aa to who is the
"meanest man." We should like to
enter in that race. It is the man
who takes a newspaper without the
intention of paying for it.
Post Office Robbed
The safe in the Poet Office at Bay
ard was tapped by burglars last
Friday night and nearly $1000. in
stamps aud cash taken. Tbe rob
bers worked the combination to the
safe and the building did not indi
cate except for loss of cash that it
had been visited. There ia no clue.
—Manning Monitor.
Is It Possible?
Another Legislature met and about
to adjourn and still have failed to re
lieve tbe state of its exodus. While
sceres are leaving the state every year
on account of excessive taxation which
in many cases amount to double. For
instance, T. W. Barhydt was a
wealthy capitalist of Burlington, his
assessment was raised /fiom nothing
to 1250,000. He fought it through the
courts on the ground tbat be had ta
ken up his residence in California on
account of nnjuBt tax laws, xt.d the
courts have sustained him. Take the
Beckwiths and McClures of Mount
Pleasant and our much respected Gov.
Drake's estate and hundreds of others
that we couid mention all gone and
hundreds more will follow. The Jour
nal is not a pessimist but it would be
pleased to Bee less politics and more
good common sense along these lines
during the meeting of our legislature,
more done for the relief of Iowa' 'and
her people, and less photographing,
eleotrotyping and publishing the cots
of our representatives and their tmhll
lles in Sunday Register and Leaded

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