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To Our Danish Friends
For your especial benefit
we are printing four columns
of stories in your own lan
guage in the Journal com
mencing with this issue. We
shall run about this much
each week for a few weeks,
and we should be pleased to
know whether or not you ap
preciate this feature of the
Journal. Kindly express your
desire on a postal card or
otherwise and send to this
office for our guidance. The
feature is an expensive one
and if you do not care for it
we will discontinue its publi
cation. A card is all we ask.
Attended Annual State Dentist Con
vention At Des Moines. Tooth
For A Tooth.
Dr. L. J. Oldaker attended Iowa
State Dentists Convention which con
vened at Dea Moines yesterday. The
Doctor is well up in his profession and
if there is anything new to be acquired
he wants to be where suoh knowledge
is disbursed. v.,
Conventions for aird&sgesrorg*{ii*'
-zatlons, trades and professions,are as
necessary aeare the boekMjroiB which
we learn the trades audselencesi D!b«
mant without the neewsary prepara
tion for any particular ine^i work or
the ambition toinvestigate anything
new that comes through research,
that will aid bim in the transaction of
bis business or profesion is simply a
drone on the market and will sooner
or later give way to the more perser
vering, and leave the country.
Underwent Operation
Mrs. Martin P. Mardeaen of near
Exira wan taken to Iowa City last
week where she had an operation
performeed. The lady has not re
covered as was expected, and her
Condition is quite critical. Her
many friends hope for her speedy
Here From Audubon
Mr. Lafe Simpson came down
from Audubon Monday and retur
ned home with hie little daughter,
llamona, who has been visiting
for sometime with her grand par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Simpson
and family down on Troublesome.
A Postal Shower
Misa Anna Christensen, who haa
been quite sick with sore throat for
•everal weeka is improving rapidly
and she and the family will be re
leased from quarantine in a few
days. Her many frienda gave her
a postal shower Wednesday and
ahe received about 50 postals for
trhich she ia thankful.
Continental Patty
Theodore Patty attended the State
Convention of the Maccabees at
Waterloo laBt week. He reports a
very interesting meeting and be.
lievea much good was accomplish
ed for the order in general. He
made a very comprehensive report
to hia lodge Monday night, which
was listened to with much interest.
While in the east Mr. Patty visited
-the home of bis boyhood days and
has promised to write a desciiption
•f hia visit and what he aaw there.
Republican Co. Convention
There will be a convention of the
Republican delegates elected at the
Jane primaries of 1910, held at the
Court House in Audubon, on Sat
urday May 13th at 1:30 o'clock p'm.
for the purpose of selecting: 7 dele
gates to attend the Ninth Congress
ional District Convention to be held
in Council Bluffs on Tuesday May
16th at 1:00 p. m., for the purpose of
nominating a candidate for the of
fice of member of the United (States
House of Representatives from the
«aid Ninth District to fill the vacan
cy caused by the resignation of
Hon. Walter I. Smith, and such
«ther business as may properly
come before the convention. All
delegates of the County Convention
of 1910 please take notice and at
tend this convention.
Arthur Farquhar,
Chairman of Republican Oonnty
Central Committee.
Three Extra Boys Crossing Brush
Pasture round Nest Of Young
Wolves. For Find Received
Frank Masching, Wayne Fowler
and Hobert Clark while walking over
Archie Van Aernam's pasture came
across a wolf's nest with seven baby
wolves in it. The boys took possession
of the youngsters which were taken
to the County Seat where they receiv
ed the reward for their labors, $17.50.
Wolves are very plentiful here. The
brush pastures particularly are infest
ed with them, because aside trom cat
tle and horses they are never disturb
ed and the old ones can raise their
young without molestation. A wolf
hunt would be well patronized and is
necessary for their extinction. The
sheep killed over this part of the coun
ty is causing the industry to be de
moralised and the loss very heavy.
'Tie true the domestic animal fund
makes good a part of the loss but there
are hundreds of dollars worth of loss
by wolves that are never heard from
because it seems to the looser so little
to ask for.
Largest List Of Premiums Ever Of
fered For A State Fair. Anything
Fancy, Fit It Up.
The Iowa State Fair Board will pay
$3,880 more in premiums in the fair
thfcyear than it did in last year's
exposition. The premium list just
jseuedshowB the increase. This year's
fair will be held from August 24 to
September 1st.
The following table shows the pre
miums that will be paid in each of the
various departments of the exposition:
Horses $13512 00
National draft horse futurity
specials (estimated) 3300 00
Cattle 13840 00
Swine 4185 00
Sheep 2838 00
Poultry 1867 00
Agricultural Products 3700 00
Educational exhibit of farm
crops 1500 00
Pantry and kitchen 572 00
Apiary 295 00
Dairy products 657 00
Horticnlture 1123 00
Floriculture 1279 00
Fine arts 1928 00
Work of children 12l 00
School exhibits.. 739 00
Scholarships 1000 00
Exhibit of state agricultural
college 800 00
Speed 14750 00
Total $67906 00
A. R. Corey, acting Secretary of the
fair board, has begun the work of ad
vertising this year's exposition. Post
ers and circulars are being printed.—
Atlantic Daily Telegraph.
Three Young Danes From Exira Went
•To Audubon Tuesday And Declared
Their Intention To Be Citizens.
Paul Mikkelsen, Knud Hansen and
Peter Petersen, three young Danish
men, who having been in this country
the required length of time to be enti
tled to their papers went to Audubon
Tuesday and before Court, with up
lifted hands declared that it was their
intention to become citizens of the
United States and forever renounce any
foreign Prince, King, Queen, Emperor
or Potentate. The young men will
make good citizens and like their
countrymen generally will build up
and make prosperous all that is dor
mant here. We welcome you, boys, to
shareof Uncle Sam's domain.
Frank Schlater haa been plowing
for John Hay the past week.
Walter Scblofeldt and family
were Sunday visitors at A. J. Bay
Mrs. John Pine is still taking care
of her little granddaughter out at
the Bert Pine home.
Mrs. Spoo and Mrs, Chas. Hunt
were Omaha business callers from
Wednesday till Thursday.
Mise Mary Gill waa taken quite
ill with a nervous attack Monday,
but is much better at this writing.
A ball game will be played on the
Brayton grounds between the Au
dubon and Brayton boys next Sun
day, May 7th.
Mr. and Mrs. Fre AnderB are add
ing a new wash house to their pre
mises making it very convenient,
and with the new cement walk re
cently built the property makes a
very attractive appearance.
Of Much Importance lust Now. The
Leading Farmers Are Urging All
To Turn Out And Work.
Audubon County Journal:—In re
gard to the good road movement I
can say that I was very much inter
ested in the plan that Mr. Niels Hoegh
of Oakfield township gave in the Jour
nal sometime ago and the Trustees of
Sharon TownBbip have taken the
same plan this year and placed a Road
boBs in each School District, and that
this is the best plan there is no doubt.
Mr. Henry Hansen, that was appoint
ed Superintendent for School District
No. 7 Sharon have, with theassistance
of the farmers, graded the whole dis
trict in 3A days. Ju9t think of it! If
everyone did likewise we cculd have
the whole country graded in the same
time, and then by dragging the road
afterwards we could have flue roads
all the time.
A man went by my place today and
he asked me if every farmer in this
neighborhood owned automobiles. I
told him No and asked why. "Well,"
besaid "I travel a good dtal over the
State and find you have some of the
best kept roads I have traveled over.'
Let us all try to have the best.
Christen Hansen
Died At Asona, Texas* .April
29, '11
\fter A Lingering Illness
Of Four Months. •,
Katherine Waltz was born in Pitts
burg Penn. Jan. 15,1837 anddied at A
nona, Texas, April29 1911. Her parents
moved to Keokuk Co Iowa iu pioneer
days, where she was married to Henry
Conklin .Tan. 19, 1856. To this union
two sons and five daughters were born.
Three daughters and one son survive
her. Her coinpauion passed on before
her Aug. 9, 1905, sincc which she has
made her home most of the time with
her children, having been with her
daughter, Mrs. Persing the past year,
Her illness was long and severe being
confined to her bed the past 4 months.
In her early womanhood she united
with the Church of Christ at Sigourne.v,
Iowa. In 1877, she with her husband
and family came to Audubon County,
where she became a charter member
of the Exira Congregation, and where
her membership continued until she
died, having been iu this congregation
34 years"
The funeral was hole} from the Chris
tian Church, May 3rd, conducted by
the Rev. S. M. Smith. Interment was
made in the Exira Cemetery.
Met With Miss Ellowene Dimick,
Thursday April 27th. Large
Crowd Was Present
The Treble Clef Club met at the home
of Miss Ellowene Dimick, April 27th.
Mrs. Ila Hopley as leader took up the
lesson on Richard Wagner's Music
Drama, Piano Playing and Composi
tion. Miss Ellowene Dimick gave cur
rent events. Miss Fronkie Belle Crane
gave Gray's Elegy accompanied by
Miss Dimick on the piano. Miss El
lowene Dimick sang "Senora." Mrs.
Qault was guest of the Club.
After the business of the Club and
adjournment an excellene two course
lunoh was served by the hostess. At a
late hour the Club bade their hostess
good-night declaring it to have been
one of their most delightful meetings.
Baking Sale At Brayton
The Ladies Aid Society will have
a baking sale of home baking at the
Wid. Bear Btore, Saturday p. m.,
MayGth. The Society will meet at
the home of Mrs. A. F. Anderson,
Thursday, May 11th.
Mrs. Jerry Hoover ie taking care
of her daughter, Mre. Bartelt and of
course of her firBt grandson. Grand
pa and Grandma teel pretty proud.
The Missee Hazel Gill and Myrtle
Hardesty went to Atlantic last
Thureeay where they will work thiB
There will be little complaint in
San Fransisco if Jack Johneon goes
too fast in hie aeroplane provided
Only he keeps headed away from
that city.
There waa a poet card shower
given to the twin girle, Edith and
Elsie, daughters ot Mr. and Mra.
Earl GrifSn. The girls received newr*
ly sixty card*.
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V* TW Vfl
W. J. Lancelot, Editor W. H. Lancelot, Publisher
Exira, Iowa, April 24 '11
Liitle Seventeen Months Old Daugh
ter Of Our Former Townsman
Fell Off Bed. Fatally Injured
The seventeen months old girl baby
of Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson of
Gates died at the hospital last eveniog.
The c'tiild fell out of bed a week ago
and sustained an injury of the spine
from which she suffered since. She
leaves two brothers, one live and one
three years of age. The father is a
blacksmith at Gates. The funeral
services will be held Monday at one
o'clock at the home of Julius Carlson
two miles south and two miles east of
Elk Horn and later a service will be
held in the Danish Church at Elk
Horn. The remains were taken after
death to the home of Hans Ratten
borg of this city. The child was in
good health until the accident occur
red. The sympathy of their many
friends is extended to the sorrowing
relatives.—Atlantic Daily Telegraph,
April '2!)th.
In The Casket Of The Atlantic Nor
thern & Southern Railroad.
Judge Green's decree rendered in the
case of receiver for the Atlantic Nor
thern & Southern Railway declares
that the road is insolvent and places
it into the hands of a receiver to be
named soon fori the purpose of selling
the road
The court names the. 21th day of
July at noon as the date,on which the
road shall be sold, the receiver to ad
vertise the sale 60 days before it is sold.
Three propositions are to be consi
dered as follows: The north end, the
south end and the north and south to
gether and each bidder must deposit a
certified check for $2000 as good faith.
The Judge names the holders of the
first mortgoge as J. A. Mc Waid, Geo.
H. Messenger and S. C. Pedersen, and
ths St ..ount $75,000 drawing six per
cent. The second mortgage is $10,525
at 7 percent, the holders are H. S. Rat
ten borg, A. H. Jorgensen, M. N. Es
beck, John Liested, Drace Sorenson,
F. C. Smith, W. L. Harris, James
Stier, Jorgen Marcussen, Hans Mad
sen, H. K. Williams, L. T. Spangler
and Joe James. The decree further
says that Peter Lykke, Hans Madsen
and Rasmus Hansen are the holders ot
the third mortgage bonds. The parties
all seemed satisfied with the decision
now that something must be done.
Horse Injured
Ooe of Bill Hay's horeee became
suddenly lame and is quite out of
commission. An injury to one of
its anklea seems to be the trouble.
Mr. Hay was fortunate in securing
another horse for his dray team.
Purchased An Automobile
The Nelson Implement Company
have purchased the little Brush
with which Hans Peter Hnnsen used
to make his "mile a minute." It is a
splendid little machine and the firm
can now do their own livery work.
To Omaha
Mrs. Hare left one day last week
for Omaha on a few days busineBB
trip. She will return here and visit
her aunt, Mrs. K. M. Persing and
family and other relatives before
returning to her home in Hay
Springs, Nebraska.
Father-in-law Dead
Mr. McNeeley left Wednesday noon
for Canby, In., where he went to at.
tend the funeral of his father-in law,
Geo. Speedling, who died at his home
at Greenfield, Iowa, Tuesday, May 2nd
of a cancer. The body was shipped to
Canby for burial, and the funeral ser
vices were held Thursday at 1:00 p. m.
HI With Rheumatism
John Sorenson is certainly sorely
afQicted. About two weekB ago he
noticed a swelling on one of his ank
les which qUickly developed into in
flammatory rheumatism. He was
obliged to take to hia bed where be
haa been since. He ia getting the
beat of care and has a fair prospect
of recovery under the skillful care
of Dr. Riley.
It 1B currently reported that Mr.
O. U. Howard, Exira's Ex-Mayor
who moved to Nebraska short
time ago and who more recently
moved to Colorado is lying at the
point of death at hie home.
Of Her Gifted Son, Whom She Loves
To Honor. Confidence Reposed
In Him Never Betrayed.
Born and raised in Maiden, a small
village in Connecticut. A love for ru
ral life took bim to farm word. Later
he secured a High School education,
the school being five miles away
which he walked to and from his
county aeat. He graduated with high
honors. He worked with a railroad
gang, taught school, was a table wait
er at a boarding house. In fact worked
at anything honorable that he could
find to do. His economical habits
caused him to save hisearnings which
he expended for a higher education.
He entered Oberiln College, Ohio and
graduated from a classical course In
1879. After reading law for 3 years he
was admitted as a practicing Attorney
to the bar in Illinois, and later moved
to Dow City, Iowa, where he prac
ticed law tor a short time, when he
took control of the legal department
of the firm of Nash Phelps & Green.
He was elected Judge in 1884 in which
capacity he has continued to this day.
Judge Green is a gentleman, a scholar
an honest Judge, and worthy of the
office he aspires to.
"Hard Times" Hilarity By Happy La
dies At Audubon. Entry Fee To
Contest One-Half Pound Of
Carpet Rags.
Forty women were present at a
Hard Times Party given by the Wo
men's Club in Audubon recently.
They were dressed in all sorts of
quaint and queer costumes repre
senting hard times generally. Mrs.
Sylveeter Ary was awarded first
prize for the funniest makeup Mrs.
Ed ReussBecond and Mre. Bd Finch
third. Each of the prize winners re
sponded to the presentation speech
delivered by Miss Stearns. The
happy manner In which this was
done and the wit and humor dis
played called forth hearty applause
and peals of laughter. The hard
times refreshments were excellent
and bountiful. The admission fee
was a half pound of carpet rags to
be used to make rugs for the Babies
Rest Room at the Fair Grounds.
Kirs. Anders Sick
The many friends ot Mrs. Fre
Anders will regret to learn that
she has been on the
list the
past week with rheumatism, but
she is getting along nicely now.
A Ray Basket
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartelt of near
Exira are rejoicing over the birth
of a nice big boy, born Monday,
April 30, 1911. Fred is wearing the
smile that won't come off these
Ideal Ice Box
Ms. Fred Cotton of the "Palace Gro
cery," has installed, as a part of his
fixtures, one of the finest and best ice
boxes manufactured on the American
market. The ice chest, or rather the
ornamental bureau is a handsome piece
of furniture with a large box for ice,
and compartments for vegetables, but
ter and brick cheese, in fact a home,
where the butter and the onion or the
strawberry and the leek cannot mingle
their llavors at will. It is quarter oak
sawed and shines like a piano. Mr. Cot
ton's increasing trade and the neatness
iu arrangement of goods and fixtures
in his store all tell too plainly of his
Christian Church Notes
Sunday School at 10 a. m.
Preaching1 at 11 a. m. and 8:00p.
Junior Endeavor at 2 p. m.
Senior Endeavor at 6:30 p. m.
The subject of the morning ad
dress will be "The Morning of Joy"
The evening subject will be "The
Holy Land illustrated by beauti
ful colored views.
Silver Wedding
There was an old time Silver Wed
ding at the horns of Mr. Nels J. Peter
sen's, five miles west of Exira Wednes
day night. As near everybody, as a
crowd is usually named, were there, to
oheer Mr. and Mrs. Petersen on to, the
better life. Tnese good people are
among our very best citizens, always
ready to help a neig-hbor and to, do all
the good they oan to 'mankind gener
ally. We trust their joys through life
maybe multiplied tenfold.
$1.00 PER YEAR
.*«# *.
This Interests You Brother and Sister
And May Mean Many Dollars.
Give It Thought.
If all our people followed the ex
ample of some of our citizens and
bought everything possible away
from home, we would have precious
few retail etores left. What would
bappen in that case? A large sec
tion of our people, including mer
chants and their clerks and the
trades people who cater to them,
would move away. Not merely that
but the decadence of our busi
ness life would manifest itself
in our business oenter. Stores to
rent, an air of decadence, of strug
gle to meet obligations, would settle
like a pall over our town.
Any person thinking of locating
here for business or residence
would get an impression that this
is a dead town and would not come.
But suppose all of our people
bought goods at home whenever
possible, what would be the result?
Tha first thing that would happen
would be a distinct increase in the
business done, with a chance for
more people to gain a livelihood
here. More than that, the sprucing'
up and expansion of our retail trade
that would the.n take place would
give en added impreBbion of a
bright business future that would
attract new comers.
The atory of Success in'Vetail
trade ha* many chapters teUinji of
great results achieved by men in
seemingly unfavorable location*.
The side street merchant who does
not advertise is fighting against
two great currents of trade. He
must contend against the drift of
the public along the main streets
and against the stronger drift to
the store that tells the best story in
the newspaper.
Btreet merchant who
does not sdvertiBe impresses the
public as choosing biB location to
reduce' the cost of his goods to the.
public. If he has enterprise to prove
by newspaper space that he offers
attractive propositions, the public
will look at it that it ie an economy
to buy goods of him. Bargain hunt
ers then find a certain zest in bunt
ing bim up and they enjoy telliirg'
their friends about it.
The merchant who trusts to a cen
tral location minus any effort to
tell the public what he is doing,
gives an impression of decayed re
spectability. It looks to tbe^public
as if he had made money in the
past, but aB if he were too satisfied
with hia gaius to make much¥ffort
for new customers or to be very
watchful cftbe interests of bis old
er adherents.
Attended Rally
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Keese and lit
tle son came-down from Audubon
Monday to attend the Bible School
Rally at the Christian Church.
They stayed overnight with their
friend, Mrs. E. B. Holmes, return
ing to Audubon Tuesday morning.
They also visited friends at the
Mrs. George Kuox home while here.
Will Donaldson Here
Mr. Will Donaldson, who resides
near Oakfield, but who has been
working iu California for some
time, arrived in Exira laetSaturdey
afternoon for a visit with his bra*
ther' Wesley, who is demonstra*
ting the Light and Heating1 Plant
at the Nelson Implement Store.
n. E. Church Notes
Sabbath School at 10 a. m.
Preaching at 11 and 7:30 every
Sabbath. A cordial invitation to
Kpworth League 7:00 p. m.
Prayer meeting Thursday eve
Subject for Sunday at 11 a. m.
"The One Hope."
Rev. O'Fliag will preach at night.
Prof. Harper will condhct the
League Service Sunday eve at 7:C0.
All are invited to. attend.
Our Epworth League motto ia
"Look up and Lift up." The oppos
ite is to pull down and climb up.
The Epworth League held a busi
ness and social meeting at the home
of Mr, Haden on Tuesday eve. -The
meeting was well attended and
good reports from each{membee~of
the cabinet. Six new names were
handed in. You arejinvited^to join
ua for we are doiog a great work.

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