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PA t. INSURANCE I 8 iL'&P" Continental of New \ork Queen of New York Fidelity-Phexix of N. Y. S Capital, M. & B., Iowa Royal of Liverpool ,.«g Iowa State of Keokuk Security of Davenport Hanover of New York Des Moines of DesMoines Estherville Hail 8 Connecticut, Conn. Farmers, Cedar Rapids National, Conn. 8 Over 25 years experience. Theo. Patty 8 Phone No. 67 EXIRA, IOWA Landl Land! Land! -Having been appointed Referee to bell the Burton Land Estate, I shall be pleaBed to show same to anyone desiring to purchase land. Wili sell all in a body or divide and aell in parcels. For particulars call at Exchange Bank, or write to EDWIN DELAHOYDE, Referee, .. Exira, la. Cherry and Plum trees, 2 yr., 35 to 40c each 3yr., 30 to 59c each. Very best, new improved and old relia ble kinds. W. M. Bomberger, Harlan, Iowa. For Rent A farm oi 150 Acres. Ioquire oi John R. Heifeen, Gates, Iowa. ,: That Carving Set Warranted Steel, finely tempered, and of superior workmanship,—that is the description of the Journal's Carv ing Set. The set is nicely packed in a box and its quality is such that no housewife would need to be ashamed of it. Do you need one? Now is the time to get one for practilly nothing. It's price is 81.75 cash, and it is worth all of it. Hut it is given for $2 on subscription and 25 cts additional. Send now. Monte Orristo *£, Special Tourist Car will leave Transfer Depot, Council Bluffs at 4:45 p. m. Tuesday, May 2nd for Kan sas City, Dallas, Houston, Galves ton, Mission and Monte Christo, Free sleeper to all and refund of railway fare to purchasers of 40 acres or mors. This is the last trip this spring and the last of the Land Seekers rates now quoted by .Railroads for the Spring term. Take advantage of the low. rates now existing and tree Sleeper offer. It may not occur again. Make re servations early of George E. Kellogg, Noi'thern Sales Agent, ml Audubon, Iowa. Nribintiiig |C'' HOME-MADE CHICK FOUNTAIN Handy.and Inexpensive Receptacle for Watering Little Ones—Many Advantages. The above sketoh Illustrates a prac tical chick fountain which can easily be made from a tin can and an earth em or tin dish. Procure a tin can about four inches In diameter (baking powder usually comes in cans this size) and punch a hole in the lower rim with a nail about Chick Fountain. five-eighths of an Inch from the- bot» torn fill with watSr and place a dish over same (diameter of dish must be about two inches larger than diameter of can). Turn the can and dish over qulokly and set where desired. The advantages of this simple ar rangement are many, the chicks can not stand In the water and foul It, neither can they turn It over, and the dish is automatically filled from the tank as fast as the chicks drink It. RATION TO FATTEN POULTRY Method Adopted at Maine Station and Gives Much Satisfaction—Coops Are Used. Consider the Roof Question At the Maine station the following ration for fattening Is fed to fowls In •mall pens with great success. Hundred parts of cornmeal. Hundred parts wheat middlings. Forty parts of meat meal. This was fed as porridge, thlok enough to drop, but not run, from a spoon. Milk is preferable for moisten ing the mixture. Have you ever stopped to consider how much money you spend in painting and repairing your roofs? Well the day you do figure it you'll be ready to look at Vulcanite Roofing. The handsome gray finish of a Vulcanite roof is smoothly ground marble. This stone is so deeply and firmly imbedded in the roof that it is there to stay. The finish never wears off and the years that come and go have no more effect on the Vulcanite roof or the Vulcanite finish than so many days. Make it your business to Investigate. Find out why French and English fatteners who make a specialty of the business of fattening thousands of chickens each year confine them in small coops. The coops used at the Maine station had a floor space of 16 by 23 inches, in each of which four chickens were placed. This method can be used when the space is limited. At the Maine station it was found that chick ens fattened in a pen put on (freight as rapidly and at as low cost as those in crates or on which cramming ma chines were used. Wfoven Roofing is the least expensive roofing you can buy. Learn why it will outwear any other roof covering the market affords. Find out why it is best to use on your buildings. If you'll ask our dealer, the man whose name you'll find below you'll not only learn the answers to the above vital roof questions but you will acquire other information along this line that will be worth many dollars to you. Or if you prefer, write us direct. Where a pen is used the fowls should have shade, grit and the water rojpst be fresh and plentiful. Feed them three times a day and be care ful to see that none is left In the troughs between meals. Single comb Rhode Island Red eggs for hatching at half price af ter May 1st. 15 eggs at 50 cts. and 100 eggs at $2.50. C. A. Peterson, Evergreen Poultiy Farm, Phone 80 red Exira, la. For Sale Strawberry plants, mail solicited. Orders by Silas Neff, Atlantic, la No Repairs PATENT VULCANITE ROOFING CO. CHICAGO, ILL. JOHN NELSEN, Exira Distributor EDITOR'S NOTICE—The issue of the Journal of April 20th in which we printed "St. Peter at the Grate" was exhausted before our readers and friends were all supplied. On ac count of the request of many to reproduce the poem we re print it in full this week. Read it again, it will do no harm. St. Peter at the Gate St. Peter stood guard at the golden gate With a solemn mien and an air sedate "When up to the top of the golden stair A man and a woman, ascending there, Applied for admission. Tlioy came and Before St. Peter, so great and good, In hope the City of Peace to win,— And asked St. Peter to let. them in. The woman was tall, and lank, and thin, With a scraggly beardlet upon her chin The man was short, and thick, and stout, as Ilis face was pleasant, and all the while lie wore a kindly and genial smile The choirs in the distance the echoes woke, And the man kept still while the woman spoke. "Oh thou, who guardest the gate," said she We two come hither, beseeching thee To let us enter the Heavenly land, And play our harps with the angel band. Of nie St. Peter, there is no doubt ,. There's nothing from Heaven to bar ME out I've been to meeting three times a week, And almost always I'd rise and speak. I've told the sinners about the day When they'd repent of their evil way,, I've told my neighbors—I've told 'em all 'Bout Adam and Eve and the Primal Fall, I've shown them what they'd have to do If they'd pass in with the chosen few. I've marked their path of duty clear,— Laid out the plan for their Avhole career. I've talked and talked to 'em loud and long, For my lungs are good, and my voice is strong. So, good St. Peter, you'll clearly see The gate of Heaven is open for ME, But my old man, I regret to say, Hasn't walked in exactly the narrow way. He smokes ,and he swears, and grave faults he's got, And I don't know whether he'll pass or not. He never would pray with an earnest vim. Or go to revivals, or join in a hymn. So I had to leave him in sorrow there While I with chosen, united in prayer. He ate what pantry chanced to afford, While I, in my purity, sang to the Lord. And if cucumbers were all he got It's a chance if lie merited them or not. But oil, Peter, I love him, so To the pleasures of Heaven please let him go I've done enough—a saint I've been. Won't that atone? Can't you let him in? Jiy my grim gospel I know lis so That the unrepented must fry below. !. But isn't there some way you can see That he may enter who's dear to me? Its a narrow gospel by which I pray. But the chosen expect to find some way Of coaxing or fooling, or bribing you 1 So that their relations can amble through And say, St. Peter, it seems to me This gate isn't kept as it ought to be You ought to stand right by that opening there And never sit down in that easy chair. And say, St. Peter, my sight is dimmed But I don't like the way your whiskers are trimmed. They're cat too wide, and outward toss They'd look better narrow, cut straight across Well, we must be going, onr crowns to win, So, open, St. Peter and we'll pass in! St. Peter sat. quiet, and stroked his staff, But spite of his office he lia,d to laugh Then said, will a fiery gleam in his eye. "Who's tending this gateway, you or I" And then he arose in bis stature tall. And pressed a button upon the wall. And said he to the imp that answered the bell Escort this lady around to The man stood still as a piece of stone. Stood sadly, gloomily there alone. A lifelong, settled idea he had That his wife was good and he was bad. lie thought if the woman went down below That he would certainly have to go That if she went, to the regions dim There wasn't a ghost of a chance for liiin Slowly he turned ,by habit bent., To follow wherever the woman went. St. Peter ,standing on duty there. Observed that the top of his bead was bare, lie called the gentleman back ,and said. "Friend, how long hast, thou been wed?" "Thirty years," (with a weary sigh.) And then he thoughtfully added, "Why?" St. Peter was silent. With head bent down He raised his hand and scratched his crown. Then, seeming a different, thought to take, Slowly, half to himself, he spoke, "Thirty years with that woman there? No wonder the man hasn't any hair! Swearing is wicked, smoke's not good. He smoked and swore—I should think he would Thirty years with that tongue so sharp? Ho! Angel Gabriel! Give him a harp! A jeweled harp with a golden string! Good sir, pass in where the angels sing! Gabriel, give him a seat alone, One with a cushion, up near the throne! Call up son\e angels to play their best. Let him enjoy the music and rest. See that on finest Ambrosia he feeds. He's had all the he needs. Is isn't just hardly the thing to do To roast him on earth and in the future too. They gave him a harp witli golden strings, A glittering robe, and a pair of wings, And he saidjs he entered the Realm of Day, "Well this beats cucumbers, anyway!" And so ,t.he Scriptures had come to pass "The last shall be first and the first shall be last." stood 1 CUSTER DIED BY OWN HAND Robert Jackson, Old Indian Scout and Guide, Claims Great Fighter Shot Himself. That General Custer, the hero of Custer's massacre, believed to have been scalped and killed by the Sioux on the battlefield, was not murdered by the Indians, but died as the result of a gunshot wound tired by his own hand, is the somewhat startling addi tion offered to history by Robert Jack son of Costilla, Taos county, New Mexico. Jackson was for nine and a half years a scout and guide for the United States soldiers, his service beginning In 1874 and ending in 1883. Jackson served under General Otis, General 'Reno, Colonel Benteen, General Miles, General Custer and General Hazen. At the time of the battle in which General Custer met his death Jack eon was serving on the Sixth United States infantry carrying dispatches to General Otis, then in command of the laced a Gun to His Head and Fired. Twenty-second infantry. Jackson was with the first company to reach the battlefield after the massacre and gives in detail the scene as it pre sented itself to him. Jackson says that an examination of Custer's body showed that the wound which caused his death was fired at close range, the powder burns indicating plainly that the pistol was held against the head. Jackson was commanded by General Reno to talk with the Indians after they had been subdued by the United States troops in the hopes of finding out how Custer was killed. The In dians told Jackson that General Cus ter was the last man to fall in bat tle. They wanted to take him alive, believing that with him as a prison er they could force the government to terms. Realizing this fact, Jack son says the Indians told him that Custer placed a gun to his head and fired. According to Jackson the Indians all loved Custer and called him "The Long Haired Chief." Jackson is a picturesque character and although he was in long and dangerous service is not receiving a pension from the government, be cause he wus not a regularly enlisted soldier. Friends In Taos county are interesting themselves in his behalf and hope to receive aid for him from the government to compensate him for valuable services rendered. Jackson acted as a scout for Gen eral Otis when he went to the relief of General Miles, then being on a de tail along the Yellowstone river. Jack son also scouted for General Miles when ho was running down Lame Deer and his band. Jackson shot and killed Lame Deer, scalped him and afterwards gave the scalp to General Miles. After the Indians had been driven Into Canada, Jackson acted as a guide when General Miles burned over a large territory along the northern boundary of the United States and drove south the buffalo so that the Indians were forced to surrender the following winter. Find Letter From General Grant. The Historical association of Los Angeles is to be presented with a num ber of interesting documents recover ed from an outlaw's hut, among them a letter written by Gen. U. S. Grant during the siege of Vicksburg. The Grant letter was addressed to Gen. Parks and conveyed orders rela tive to operations in front of the Con federate stronghold. The other pa pers are supposed to have been stolen from Gen. Manuel Garcia of the Mexi can army. That the documents had been secret ed in the hovel for many years was shown by their condition and by the further fact that the hut, a dilapi dated old abode near Ferris, was aban doned when the railroad supplanted the stage line on the run between Los Angeles and San Diego. Rose Comb Rhode Island: Reds Eggs for hatching from a selected pen headed by Bril liant Beauty 924. Per 15, $1.00. Mrs. W. J. Lancelot, Exira, Iowa. Eggs. Eggs. Eggs. Single Comb Rhode Island' Red Eggs for hatching from well bred stock. 15 eggs $1.00 100 eggs 5.00 Agent for Queen Incubators and Brooders. Start in the Poultry Business at once. C. A. PETERSEN, Evergreen Poultry Farm, Ex ira, Iowa. Phone 80 Red. Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds 1 have .just purchased a choice pen of Rose Comb Rhode Island Red Chicks, headed by Scarlet Prince Cockerel, and will sell a few of our first settings of care fully picked eggs at one dol lar per setting. JOHN HARNED DB. 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