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Another Old Settler Called To That
Spirit World From Whence
No Traveler Hath Returned.
Monday our phone announced that
Walter Audas of Gray, Iowa, was dead.
As if petrified we stood still, and many
thoughts came and went intuitively.
For twenty years we had worked side
^by side as business men. He, a hard
ware merchant, and the writer, general
merchandising. We shared each others
troubles, we reveled in each others
good fortune. We went to distant
towns together and joined the lodges,
we became proficient in the work and
helped our neighbors to build up. We
with other friends eventually organ
ized Utopia Lodge No. 101 I. O. O. F.
and from the night of its inception to
the day of his death we have taken a
just pride in its advancement, he as a
local member and we as an absent
r. Audas started in the hardware
business in Gray, in 1886, as a partner
with his brother, Peter. Audas Bros.
did a large business and were known
in that early day, for many miles.
The absolute honesty of the men was a
favorable advertisement for tliemwhich
& brought business from along distance.
During the trying times of 1893 and '94
when the country wasJn a state of
financial panic his firm, ceased .busi
ness with hundreds of others when
their receiver took a mean advantage'
o£ the settlements and.ahaotbed.an. un
just proportion of ..thevdUBet# and. left
«.£he firm honorably involved, for all
s: time. Mr. Audaa.entered, the employ
Jj ef Greenwaldt & Groteluschen soon
after, and has been a faithful, honest
and.obliging employee from that day.
His dealings with men of many nation
alities and characters has brought an
envious friendship of which many men
might be proud. Fearing that he
might do something, at some time,
that might be hypocritical, caused him
to be silent in Church work, but be
nevertheless lived, and died as he lived,
a Christian, and a follower of the
Methodist Episcopal Church.
Walter J. Audas was born near lifa
ponset, Illinois on the eleventh
day of July 1851 and died in Gray
Audubon County, Iowa, Monday,
April 2nth, 1911, leaving a wife and
only one child, Elmer, the present
Postmaster of Gray. Loved by his
family, honored by his fellow-man and
revered by his lodges. Many friends
and relatives attended from a distance.
The funeral was the largest that has
been in Gray for many years. Officiat
ing Clergymen present were Rev.
Golden of Boone, Hew Freedline of
Audubon, Rev. Hoosier of Manning
and Rev. Arnold of Gray.
Surely Mrs. Audas is having trouble.
Within a short period of time she has
been called upon to mourn the death
of a dear little granddaughter, Gladys
Gray, who suddenly passed away, last
summer, followed within a few
months by the child's mother, Pearl
Audas—Gray, who was the pride of the
village only a few short years ago and
by whose sad death Mrs. Audas has
become the sole provider and protector
of her four motherless children. And
now by the death of her own husband,
her cup of sorrow indeed seema full.
Walter was laid away Wednesday af
ternoon in the Odd Fellows beautiful
Maple Grave Cemetery at Audubon,
largely attended by the organization
who condueted the services at the
interment. We loved him and we
Jack Dennis Improving
It is a pleasure to aee Mr. Jack
-Dennis of Audubon on the way to
recovery. No tongue can tell the
aches and pains that he has euf
fered during the laet four or five
years, saying nothing about the
diecomforture in not being able to
j' attend to business aa he would de
j* aire.
A quiet wedding took place at the
homa of F. L. Reins at 6 p. m., Titea
day. Mr. S. B. Schaffer and Miss Ina
Edmundson were the happy pair.
The ceremony was preformed by
Rev. A. R. Miller. Both parties were
irom Walnut, Iowa. Mr. Schaffer is
a fireman on the Rock Island rail
They will make their home at Val
ley Junction. Mr. Schaffer will make
the run trom that town to Council
Bluffs.—Harlaa Tiibune, April 19th.
Miss Ina will be remembered here
aaoneof the pupils in the dress
making establiahmeat at the Conn
rardy home. We extend congratu
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An Italian Bitten By Deadly Taran
tula While Handling Bananas At
Council Bluffs, Friday.
Victor Naine, a fruit peddler of
Council Bluffs was bitten by a taran
tula, while handling bananas last
Friday evening. Prompt measures
were taken and according to reports
his life wes saved.
We wonder where the idea origina
ted that a trantula bite is fatal. Our
authorities state there has never yet
been a case where a tarantula bite was
the cause of a death. We suppose it
came to ub from the times when the
blood of a black hen—black remem
ber—was supposed to be a cure for all
manner of diseases, and is a blood
relative of such things as planting
potatoes in the dark of the moon or on
Good Friday.
Injured Some Time Ago, But Frank
Kept At Work. Medical Ad
vice Advise Removal Of Toe.
About two yaars ago, while Mr.
Frank Campbell was working on tbe
railroad he received an injury to oue
of his toes by dropping a piece of iron
on it. The injured member would
not yield to treatment and lately be
gan to show signs of an unhealthy
condition. After a thorough exami
nation Drs. Newlon and Jacobsen con
cluded that to save the foot it was
necessary to amputate the toe which
they did Sabbath morning,
Of course it was only a small affair
but many lives have been lost by not
paying attention to small matters.
We think Frank acted prudent' in
submitting to the advice of his phy
sicians altho it may inconvenience
him.for awhile, but physically tbe re
moval of that deceased toe has given
him anew lease to life and makes him
a whole man again. Frank is taking
it easy and we trust will soon be al
right again.
H. A. Delahoyde
Mr. H. A. Delahoyde of Audubon
has engaged his service^ to C. C.
Prouty wholesale grocery house of
Des Moines as Commercial traveler
and will reside with his family at
Atlantic. He succeeds T. B. Creve
iing in this territory, who, we un
derstand, will go into the auto bus
iness at Boone, Iowa.
To Denmark
One of our real estate men, Mr. J.
B. J. Lohner, we learn, intenda
crossing tbe Atlantic this summer
to once more aee bis native land
and visit relatives and friends. The
trip will be more delightful to him
than when be first landed here. No
one can tell the forebodings when
they first land unleas they have
gone through tbe mill.
Bible School Rally
A special treat is in store for all
interested in Bible School work.
W. T.Fisher, a national expert in
Bible School Methods will bold a
Parliament at 3:30 p. m.and give an
address at 8 p. m. Both of the meet
ings will be held in the Christian
Church. Plan to be there.
moved To Anita
Mr. Dee Bell left Sunday for Ani
ta' Iown, where he has bought
a harness Bhop He has been
working for sometime in the har
ness shop here owned by Jack Al
sup. Mrs. Bell and little daughter
will viait for a month in Audubon
with ber parents, after which she
will join her huBband in Anita.
We regret to have these good peo
ple leave our little city but our loaa
is Anita's gain. Good luck Dee!
R. E. Churdi Notes
Sabbath School at 10 a. m.
Preaching at 11 and 7:30 every
Sabbath. A cordial invitation to
Epworth League 7:00 p. m.
Prayer meeting Thursday eve
Subject for Sunday 11 a. m.
''Things Essential to the Health
and Growth of the Christly Char
Subject for Evening: "Men love
Darkneas rather than Light. Why?"
Preaching at Oakfield next Sib
bath at 3 p. m.
Come to Epwor th League Snnday
evening, Miaa Langwith leader-
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One Of Audubon County's Successful
Farmers Came Here From
Denmark In 1883.
George Spirupt lives near Hamlin,
Iowa, and is one of our successful far
He came to this country in the early
eighties and worked for the writer his
first year here. George talked pretty
good Danish so we labored and ex
pressed ourselvee by signs. We re.
member the first English words be
spoke was "Wnatyou call 'em?" and
having mastered that much, George
kept it up continually and at the end
of a year be could express himse han
dily. By bis thrift and economy he
soon saved enough to bring his mo
ther, a sister and' brother to this coun
try. Having rented a farm they lived
together near Gray until his mother
Sometime after this Mr. Spirup bot
some land west of Hamlin, where he
steadily improved it to the present
time. Itisa lovely home, well im
proved and cared for by himself and
hisexcellent family, who are much de
voted to each other.
W. E. Brinkerhoff, Foreman Of The
Journal Office, Took An Outing
In Our Capital City.
Not that it h«s anything particular
ly to do with the season of the year
or the prospect of a scrap with Mexi
co. But it seems.tbat every so often
Bill gets hungry hungry for food for
thought. Bill is a great reader and
best enjoys tbe books that are not con
tained in our small libraries-
After reading everything in sight at
home, be plans to spend sometime at
the State Historical Building in Des
Moines, every few months to keep
abreast of the times. Then Mr.
Brinkerhoff's mother is here from
Washington State and is in Des
Moines, with relatives and it is, to
once more kiss her dear lips, that
Bill cherished the thought of this
trip. Like any steady man he will
enjoy tbe trip and its results and will
return to his labors feeling much re
freshed in mind and body and will
soon be calling louder than ever for
Thursday Club
The Thursday Club met at the
home of Mrs. Delalioyde April 20th
Current events were given. Mrs.
Lancelot read a very interesting
paper on "The Life of Booth Tar
kington" and Mrs. Williams gave a
recitation. The Librarian reported
tbe new books for the Thursday
Club Library had arrived. Roll call
was responded to by giving the
names of the birds of Iowa. Club
adjourned for social hour, during
which a fine lunch was served by
the hostess.
Christian Church Notes
Sunday School at 10 a. m.
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 8:00 p.
Junior Endeavor at 2 p. m.
Senior Eadeavor at 6:30 p. m.
Subject for Morning Address
"He Made It Again."
Sunday Evening 8'ibject '"Char
acter and Habit."
A Lively Runaway
The team of Mr. Bert McClain
started on a lively trip Saturday
evening, when one of hie horses be
came released from the dray wagon
the other ran toward town with tbe
wagon. In trying to get through
between a pile of woven wire and
the Fullerton Lumber Companies
building tbe wagon became wedged
in such a manner that the runaway
gave it np and stopped.
Baseball Game
A ball game was played on the
Brayton ball ground Sunday, April
23 between the Exira boys and the
Brayton boye. At the end of the
game tbe acore proved to be 17 to 4
in favor of the Brayton team. It
waa the first game played thia sea
son. "If at first you can't succeed,
try try again."
While holding a lamp chimney
in her hand last Saturday, Mrs.
Merle Oweis had tbe misfortune to
break it and cat Iter hand so that
three atitckea had to be taken in
the waund.
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At The Danish Lutheran Church, Sun
day, April 23rd, Nine Confirmed.
Large Congregation Present
Last Sabbath, nine children were
confirmed at the Danish Lutheran
A large crowd was pr sent to wit
ness the ceremony, Rev. Christiansen
of Audubon performing it. The fol
lowing children were confirmed:
CbriB Gude
Chris Stone/" s*
Martin Toft
Anna Gude
Hannah Gude
Edna Esbeck _.
Maryanna Suubeck
Clara Quist
Caroline Stone
Little Golda May Higgins Died
The Home Of Her Parents,
Wednesday, March 19.
Tbe funeral services were held at
the Christian Church, Fridayr,, April
21st at 10:30 a. m., Rev. Smith officia
ting. Interment took place at tbe
Exira Cemetery.
Tbe bereaved parents have tbe sym
pathy of the entire oommunity.
Card Of Thanks
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Golda May Higgins, youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Hig
gins of near Esira was born in Mel
ville township, March 14, 1906 and
died April 19,1911 after but a few days
The child had been complaining for
about a week but her parents thought
it nothing but a cold until a few hours
before her death Bhe began to grow
worse and at last Death carn^to re
lieve her of her sufferings. b~
We wish to thank our neighbors
who so kindly helped us during the
illness and after the death of our dar
ling jcrirl, and atao to thank tbe school
for the flowers which they sent.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Higgins
And Family.
The 14th of May
Is tbe time set for our extra train
service to commence. Three trains
a day is scheduled from that date.
was egg
our mer-
Saturday after Easter
day at Exira. Five of
chants cased up 2985 dozens on that
day. The warm Rpring weather haB
caused biddy to give a good ac
count of herself-
Assessment Raised
The town Council of Atlantic sit
ting as a board of equalization
raised the assessment of her citizens
last week some $133,076. One organ
ization was raised from nothing to
$30,000, another from nothing to
$15,000 and still another, a former
Audubon County Citizen from no
thing to $14000.
Remodeled House
Mr. Will Varney has rebuilt his
heme dwelling house and now haa
a very convenient one story bunga
low. This style of a bouse is com
ing into use '•ery fast and is the
meet bandy for tbe women folk to
work in of any pattern, as it elimi
nates tbe upstairs department from
the structure entirely. Climbing
tbe stairs to tbe second story is tbe
bane of tbe household.
Mr. J. H. Bell is resbingling bis
bouse preparatory to the spring
Nick Doffing, who haB been ab
sent trom the city for several weeks
returned home Sunday.
Our handeome foreman had a
birthday the 19tb. His many friend
sent bim a post card. Tbanks,
Jena Larson, wife and daughter
of Sharon township were in Omaha
Monday, the ladies on a shopping
tour and Mr. Larson going there
Saturday with a very fine car of
mixed cattle on which he realized
a very satisfactory profit.
The condition of the ground for
receiving crops waa never better.
A good rain of course would help
start vegetation. The cool nighta
are keeping tbe fruit blossom back
which indicates that we may look
for a crop of fruit this year, the like
of which we have never eeen in thia
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A Good Majority Vote Settled
Question Beyond A Doubt.
The Ladies Did It.
A short time ago we mentioned
thro our columna that Mra. Sherm
Peppers of Greeley township had
gone to the Iowa City Ihospital for
a surgical operation for appendici
tis when it should have read that
Mrs. Wm. Peppers had {gone to
Iowa City for an operation. Mrs.
Peppers returned Tuesday and is
regaining her strength rapidly.
Gladness will reign in the Peppers
home for it is almost like the return
trom the gloaming. Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Peppers are young married
people with the prospect ot a long
and happy life before them. Mrs.
Peppers became ill and as time
passed she did not improve. Her
physician diagnosed ber case and
advised a surgical operation to
which she assented. After a few
weeks in the hospital she returns to
her anxious family and -friends
comparative a well woman. She
will be carefully nursed back to
health by two of the best families
in Greeley township.
Hans Hansen and Folly Herrick
are both having hard wood floors
put in their homes thiB week.
Mrs. Kilworth who has been ae
Bisting Mrs. John Riley for several
weeks returned to her home a few
days ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Larsen were
near Brayton Sunday attending the
Silver Wedding Anniversary of Mr.
and Mrs. Knudsen.
Mrs. W Gregg and son Walter
of Farmington, Minn and relatives
of the Editor and tamilv, are mak
ing a pleasant visit here for a few
Tbe telephone men are down
this week from Audubon and are
removing tbe old telephone poles,
which increases the looks of our
Mr. Wm. Benton of Xorth Branch
delivered a nice bunch of bogs to
our stock dealers here Saturday.
Tbe local hog market Is now down
to $5.60 and still hosfs are a good
sS) *,y
Senator Andrews has completed a
water system by which he can
Sprinkle his fine tlower bed thfs
season. Tbe Senator is a lover of
tbe beautiful and enjoys fiowerB and
why not?
There is a splendid opening in
Scranton for a few bright, young
men. We have a number of fine
looking very proper young ladies,
who are willing to change their
name for another equally as good.
—Scranton Journal.
The same conditions exist in Ex
Just where do you stand on the
"Organized Labor" question? Do
you think tbat the state of Iowa
baa a right to aend its soldiers
down to Muscatine to protect the
button manufacturers there in fill
ling tbe places of the strikers with
non-union men? On the ether band
do yon think strikers have a right
to demand that they be given
raise in wages, and to enforce that
demand by preventing titers from
taking their placea?
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The special election held at Audu
bon last week decided the question
whether or not the town should main
tain a Public Library which Carnegie
offers to build.
Tbe vote stood: 673 votes cast, 293
being cast by ladies and 378 by men.
251 of the ladies voted for, while 42
were against, and 2 of their ballots
were spoiled.
264 men voted for, while 100 voted
against, and 14 of their ballots were
spoiled. The total for, was 515 and
against 142. The total majority was
373 for the proposition.
The ladies are certainly to be con
gratulated on the way they handled
tbe question. It plainly shows they
understood bow to make their wishes
known on paper, as they only spoiled
two ballots out of the 293 cast, while
tbe men spoiled 14 of their balllots
out of 378 cast by them.
We coDgra'ulate our County Capi
tal city with the prospects in sight
for such a valuable improvement.
Mrs. Wm. Peppers Of Greeley Town
ship Return From Hospital
after Successful Operation
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The Following Is The List Of The
Treble Clef Meetings Held Since
The Beginning Of The Year.
January 5th—The Club met with
Mrs. Ila Hopley where the lesson on
"Mozart" was taken up by Miss Clara
Whitted as leader. Mrs. Dena Wil
liams gave a reading and after the
business of the Club and adjournment
the hostess served a fine two course
lunch in the dining room. Great
amusement was afforded at the table
by members giving toasts on different
titles of songs. Mrs. Dimlck was guest
of the club and a fine social hour was
enjoyed by all.
February 2—The Club was enter
tained Miss Ellowene Dimick. An
interesting lesson on "Beethoven" was
taken up with MIsb Frankie Crane as
leader. Current events were given by
Mrs. Ila Hopley and a vocal selection
by Miss Dimlck. Miss Vera Philippe of
Griswold was a guest of the club. A
dainty tray lunch waB served and an
enjoyable evening was spent by the
February 22—The Club met with
Miss Alice Connrardy. Mrs. Mable
Hockenberry as leader took up the
lesson on "The Orchestra and Abso
lute Music." At .6:30. the hostess in
vited the club into the dining room
where an elegant two course dinner
was served and all did justice to same.
Club adjourned at a late hour after
having spent a delightful ^social even
March 2—Mrs. Fred Cott,oii was hos
tess to the Club instead of Miss Linna
Beryl Brinkerhoff as per calendar. Tba
lesson on "Romantic Opera" was re
viewed by Miss Connrardy. Roll call
was responded by quotations on music
taken from the Bible. Miss Dimick
sang very sweetly "With You" and
Mrs. Cotton gave an original reading
using the titles of different operas and
dramas throughout the story It was
clever and interesting and at the close
of the story presented each member
with a steel engraving of some great
composer. Tbe club then retired to
the dining room where a two course
lunch was served after place cards
done in club colors and written great
ly mixed up were found, the lpdie
were seated at the polished round
table which was decorated in club co
lors and cluny doilies. A bouquet of
hyacinths on table mirror graced tbe
center of the table and conumdrums
afforded great amusement. Miss Crane
assisted in serving and at a late hour
the club bade hostess good-night feel
ing this to be one of the most pleasant
oi club meetings.
March 17—The Club met in regular
session at the home of Miss Clara
Whitted. The lesson on "Italian
School of theJ7th Century" was taken
up with Mrs. Cotton as leader. Roll
call was answered by Irish quotaticus
and Miss Frankie Crane gave a bio«
graphical sketch on "John Philip
Sousa." Miss Dimick acd Mrs. Hop
ley were chosen delegates to attend
the Biennial of Iowa State Federa'ion
at Sioux City in May. Mrs. E. L. Phi
lips of Griswold and Mrs. John Dimick
were guests of tbe clv.b. Tbe hostess
served a dainty two course lunch and
a very enjoyable evening was spent
by all.
March 31—The Club entertained
Mrs. John Knox a former member but
now residing in Minnesota at tbe
home of the President, Mrs. Fred Cot
ton. Mrs. Lissa Gualt was a guest of
the club and after a two course lunch
was served by the club an enjoyable
evening was spent with music and vi
Scribbles—I say old man, the first
edition of my book is exhausted.
Dribbles—About the e.nme aa its
readers, eh?
The Chalk Talk at tbe Cbristiaa
Church last week for tbe benefit of
tbe school Library and Piano, waa
all and as good as waa promised.
We have not beard of a dissatisfied
When the Legislature adjourned
aome time ago, it waa supposed
that politics in the state would be
very quiet for eome time to come.
But it appears that thia ia not to be.
For though Lafe Young had been
defeated at the laat minute, be new
makes the announcement tbat he
will go into a campaign at once to
secure tbe nomination before tbe
primaries next year. He promiaea
to make at least three speechea in
each County before that time and
intenda to make a fight on recipro
city with Canada as the chief argo*
ment in favor of hia selection.
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