Have You Prepared
Hamlin Township received a new
road grader Monday.
Fred Shiflet and wife were Audu
bon shoppers Saturday.
A Savings Account will provide
for you under all conditions of
adversity, and if regularly added
to while you are young, will pay
you wages when you are old and
gray. Every man owes it to those
who are dependent upon him to
make adequate provision for the
"rainy day." A Savings Account
draws 4 per cent interest com
pounded, semiannually in the
First National Bank
Marsh McNutt and family were
visiting friends at Ross Sunday.
Matt Thielen shipped a carload of
•teers from here to Omaha Saturday.
Capital, M. & B., Iowa
Royal of Liverpool
Iowa State of Keokuk
Security of Davenport
Hanover of New York
Des Moines of DesMoines
Mrs. R. H. Garnett is visiting rel
atives out in Greeley for a week or
John Shoesmith has just completed
the building of a fine new residence
on his farm.
Jas. Shoesmith is very ill at the
home of his son out on the Guthrie
County line, old age and a general
breakdown of the system being the
Continental of New ork
Queen of New York
Fidelity-Phexix of N. Y.
Farmers, Cedar Rapids
Over 25 years experience.
Phone No. 67 BXIRA.IOWA
A Welcome Change
Smoke curling up from the farmhouse
chimney as the men are coming in from the
fields, gives a pretty suggestion of a good sup
per and a comfortable home. But it also
means a hot, tired woman, working hard over
a blazing fire.
Your wife can escape this with a New
Perfection Oil Cook-^tove.
A New Perfection keeps a kitchen many degrees cooler than any
other range, yet it does all a coal or wood range can do. It saves time,
labor and fuel. No wood to cut no coal to carry no ashes no soot.
With the New Perfection oven it is the best cooking device you can
Frank Maurer sold a car of cattle
to Matt Thielen of Exira on Satur
Peter Mortensen and wife visited
Elk Horn relatives the first of this
Fred Eby has just started the foun
dation lor a new residence out on
Mr. and Mrs. Nels Rattenborg are
the parents of a flee girl born Thurs
day May 4th.
Hans Aagaard and wife visited
over Monday with her parents out
in the country.
John Moulgaard, wife and mother
visited this week until Tuesday with
relatives near Brayton.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bruhn and
doughter visited over Sunday wirh
Hans Johnson and wife.
The Lastine boys took the over
laud route to Stuart, Saturday, re
turning the same evening.
Henry Fredricksen and family vis
ited at Peter Mortensen's from Sat
urday until Sunday evening.
T. H. Lastine is having a complete
water system established on his farm
besides having his buildings-nicely
Mrs. C. H. Kirkhart of Ottumwa,
la arrived Friday and visited a few
days with her father, C. L. Chris
Wm. Masterson is reported quite
ill at the home of a son out east ard
his eon, M. I. Masterson is now vis
Two traveling Auditors of the
Rock Island R. R. and U. S. Express
Co. were checking up the Agent's
books Tuesday finding them all O. K.
Following is the Station Business
Report for the month of April '11:
Carloads Received: Sand 2, lumber
3 and 1 each of shingles, brick, stucco
Carloads Forwarded: Hogs 9, cat
tle 5, oats 3 and cement bleck 1.
Ticket Sales $60 05.
Made with 1, 2 and 3 burner*', with Ion
turquoise blue enameled chimneys. Hanu
tomely finished throughout. The 2- and 3
burner stoves can be had with or without a
cabinet top, which is fitted with drop shelves,
towel racks, etc.
Dealers'everywhere: or write for descrip*
live circular to the nearest agency of the
Standard Oil Company
IOWA STATE COLLEGE DOING GREAT WORK
Superiority of Agricultural Course at Ames Shown by Prestige
Which College Is Attaining in Other States and Abroad—In
fluence of Work of Graduates Seen in Farm Conditions.
The Iowa State college 1s located
at Ames, close to the center of the
state, on the Chicago and Northwest
ern railway. The college farm in
cludes about 1.200 acres, of which 125
Is used for the campus and buildings.
The Iowa State college has the largest
and most beautiful campus of any col
lege In the west. The trees, shrubs
and walks have been arranged with a
view to the finest landscape effect.
Nearly every kind of tree and shrub
that will grow in this latitude Is found
on the campus.
The student body of nearly 1,800
is composed mainly of agricultural
and engineering students, In nearly
equal numbers. There Is also a lib
eral sprinkling of home economics,
sciences, and veterinary students.
A new veterinary building which
has Just been commenced will provide
an equipment for this line of work
that is not excelled anywhere. The
requirements for entering this course
have been raised recently and the
course greatly strengthened.
The girls are provided for in a Jiew
Home Economics building, just com
pleted. A dormitory and dining hall
for the girls is also provided on the
The engineering department is well
supplied with buildings and equip
ment. Engineering hall, a fireproof
building of Bedford stone erected at
a cost of $220,000, is the best engin
eering building west of the Mississip
pi. It is used for offices, lecture
rooms, and laboratories. The engin
eering annex is a two-tory fireproof
building. It contains the dynamo lab
oratory, mining engineering labora
tories, and drafting and instrument
rooms. A Ceramics building provides
rooms for clay working, kilns, and
for the chemical work of the engin
eering experiment station. In addi
tion to these there are a number of
smaller buildings such as foundries,
forge and machine shops, etc.
With the completion of the New Ag
ricultural hall the Iowa State college
has an equipment for the teaching of
agriculture that is equalled by very
few, if any colleges in the world. The
New Agricultural hall, like the other
principal college buildings, is built
of Bedford stone, and is fireproof
throughout. It Is located directly
across the main campus from Central
hall, and its massive proportions add
materially to the appearance of the
agricultural side of the campus. The
total cost of the building was $3,00,
000, exclusive of furnishings.
The ground floor is occupied by the
class rooms, offices and laboratories of
the soils department, the bulletin
offices, the agricultural journalism de
partment, and the Iowa Agriculturist,
a paper published by the Agricultural
club. On the first floor are the offices
of Dean Curtiss, the library and read
ing room, and the offices and class
rooms of the animal husbandry de
partment. The second floor is occu
pied by the horticultural and agricul
tural chemistry departments. The
farm crops and extension departments
occupy the top floor. At the back of
the building is a semi-circular wing,
containing an assembly room, with a
seating capacity of nearly a thousand.
This will be used for the meetings of
the Agricultural club and other agri
cultural gatherings, and as a lecture
room during short courses.
With the additional equipment pro
vided by this new building, the col
lege is in a position to do even great
er work than ever before In spreading
agricultural education. The superi
ority of the agricultural course of
fered at Ames is shown by the pres
tige which the college is attaining
in other states and abroad. Students
from colleges In all parts of the Unit
ed States are coming to Ames to take
post-graduate work. The University
of Edinburgh has made a year's work
at A.v.es a requirement in connection
with its animal husbandry course.
The old agricultural building, now
known as Agricultural Engineering
building, is now being used by the
agricultural engineering department.
A large dairy building is occupied by
the college creamery and the class
rooms, offices, and laboratories of the
dairy department. In addition to
these buildings the college 1b well
supplied with barns, judging pavilions,
etc. A tract of two hundred acres
about two miles south of the main
campus is used for a dairy and poul
The greatest work that the college
la doing, however, as far ae immediate
View of Part of the Iowa State College Campus Looking Southwest From
Old Agricultural Hall. Central Hall and Morrill Hall in the Distance.
results are concerned, is in educating
the farmers of Iowa. A large number
of the young men who graduate from
the four-year course each year go
back to the farm to put their knowl
edge Into practice. In most cases the
farms of these men are an object
lesson to their community, and inspire
others with a desire for agricultural
education. Those graduates who do
not go back to the farm take up
teaching or investigational work,
where their Influence Is even more
In order to aid the great majority
of farm boys and girls who do not
have the time nor money to take a
full college course, the college has in
augurated a system of short courses.
The largest of these is the two weeks'
winter course at Ames. About 700
farmers attend this annually, and If
one of them has ever gone away feel
ing that his time was wasted he has
kept exceedingly quiet about It. In
order to extend this work still furth
er, the extension department four
years ago commenced holding local
short courses of" one week each at
various places throughout the state.
The demand for these short courses
has become so great that the de
partment can not begin to satisfy all
requests with the men and funds
In order to provide for the boys who
have had a high school education, the
college offers a two-year course in
agriculture. A completion of the
eighth grade in the common schools
is all the preparation that is needed to
enter this course. Although it was in
troduced only last fall, It is already
very popular, having more than one
hundred students enrolled.
For the benefit of school teachers,
country preachers, and others Inter
ested in agriculture who are unable
to attend the winter shart course, a
two weeks' summer short course is
to be given this summer, from June
12 to 23.
In connection with the college la
the agricultural experiment station.
The experiment station men are con
tinually at work to discover new
facts that will be of benefit to the
farmers of the state. One of these
men has devised a hollow tile silo
which is proving to be an Improve
ment over the other types. The vet
erinary section has been investigating
tuberculosis in cattle with a view to
perfecting plans for Its control. Some
work in the control of hog cholera
has also been carried on. The dairy
section has done a great deal In Im
proving methods of butter and Ice
cream making, and In creamery man
agement. Experiments in plant,
grain, and live stock breeding that
promise great results are now under
way. Taken in all its phases, the
Iowa State college is the best paying
investment that the people of Iowa
Ames Veterinarians Banquet.
The annual verterinary banquet at
Des Moines has come to be a land
mark in the veterinary course at Iowa
State College. This year the seventh
annual banquet was held at the Savery
hotel March 10. Mr. George Judlsch
of Ames was toastmaster. The fol
lowing toasts were given:
"Needs of the Veterinary Division".
"Course and Prognosis". Harry Havner
E. N. Wentworth
"Symptoms" Dean C. F. Wentworth
"What the Veterinarians are Do
ing" Dean C. H. Stang
Following the toasts speeches were
given by Lieutenant Governor Clark,
State Dairy Commissioner Barney,
Senator Fltzpatrlck, Representative
W. P. George and Hon. Parley Shel
Honor Agricultural Students at Ames.
The following are the honor stu
dents In the agricultural courses at
Ames: M. R. Tolstrup, dairy Howard
Vaughn, animal husbandry B. A. Stew
art, agronomy R. S. Porterfield, vet
erinary Shirley Storm, home econo
mics. There is especial cause for con
gratulation that most of these honor
students are n«t th« proverbial grinds
that the word "honor students" brings
to mind. Nearly all of them have bean
very active in outside work and have
not by any means sacrificed outside
activities for the sake of securing
When the delivery man had pock
eted his bulging book and gone pound
ing on his way, the oldest daughter of
the house shrugged her pretty shoul
ders and returned to her guest in the
"Business is a great fraud," she de
"I've always said so," responded her
friend with some emphasis.
"I've just signed an expressman's
book to show that I've received some
thing," the daughter of the house ex
plained. "Now, why sign? I don't
know what's in that box. It's large
and heavy, but It may be empty. And
yet a delivery man would drop dead
if you stopped to look inside before
you signed. No one ever does."
"Certainly not," said her friend,
warmly. "That would be quite un
professional. What that box contains
in a small matter, after all. The
point is, did it come? When you are
as old as I am, my dear, you will be
gin to understand how many yards of
red tape men need to be truly busi
nesslike. They put up an appearance
of great caution—"
"And do the saddest things ever
"Exactly. Leases that everybody
"Checks that any one can cash—"
"Contracts that no one pays any at
"Deposit slips that you always
"Passes for the bearer only—but
any one may be the bearer—and cards
"Adele, I'm so glad to hear you
speak so," cried the hostess. "I've al
ways believed that business was so
"A most cursory knowledge of busi
ness methods—improperly so called—
shows how shallow they are."
"I'm so glad you feel as I do, Adele.
It's such a comfort to hear you ex
press those convictions. Father has
always scolded us girls for not being
businesslike, and I've always tried to
conceal my ignorance more or less. It
seemed such a matter for scorn."
"Scorn? My dear," said her friend
in a tone of finality, "business Is In
compatible with high thinking."
"Adele," said the girl suddenly, "how
do you send money.."
"Seal it up," snapped her friend.
"You darling! Of course how else!
But as long as I can remember, when
ever we sealed up money In an envel
ope and father found it out he would
throw up his hands and Implore the
fates to help us. Then he has gone
about for days after, uttering instruc
tions about 'money orders' and regis
tered letters! But neither Ethel nor
I had ever paid any attention to him
until last summer when I went to the
country. It was very funny.
"I had been away only a short time
when Ethel wrote In a rather superior
tone that she had sent me a registered
letter for $10. Just as if she had been
in the habit of doing those things ev
ery day of her life! The money didn't
surprise me, you know, because she
owed it to me. But 'registered letter'
sounded entirely too ambitious for our
"Well, I went down to the postoffice
every day for a week, insisting that
there was a registered letter for me.
The postoffice there was a poor excuse
of a place, and It had a lot of suspi
cious looking clerks. So when my let
ter was overdue I just drew myself up
and Insisted that the letter was there,
and so was the money. But they did
not seem greatly excited.
"The people of the town began to
Interest themselves In my financial
condition. It was rumored that I was
expecting a lot of money that hadn't
come, so I had to spend money lavish
ly to show that I didn't really need it.
Then I wrote Ethel that something
was wrong. And I didn't hint that It
served her right.
"Her next letter was suitably hum
ble. She couldn't understand what
was the matter, but she Inclosed a lit
tle paper, which, she said, the man at
the postoffice had given her as a re
ceipt for her money. She said she had
given my name and address quite
plainly and she suggested that if I
showed the receipt they might be able
to trace the letter. So down I went to
the postoffice with the little paper.
'Here's the receipt,' I said. Then,
Adele, you never heard such a noise a&
those crazy men made. You'd have
thought they had been saving up that
guffaw for the best part of their lives.
"As soon as they could frame words
they asked me In a sort of chorus what
I wanted. Naturally, I told them, when
my sister had given my address and
paid her money she expected that it
would be sent to me. I can't tell you
all they said. They showed me all the
reading matter on that paper, which
was enough to drive any one Insane.
"But it seems, Adele, that after giv
ing your money to the clerk at the
postoffice you have to send on the lit
tle receipts yourself and put the per
son that gets it to the trouble of hav
ing it made back into money again.
Could anything be more roundabout?"
"Then you haven't seen the new
forms for money orders?"
"Don't tell me—"
"I. won't. Only they've added some
other kind of ticket—which makes
"Goodness, Adele, what's the point?
But tell me—if all that performance is
only a money order, what In the world
1b a registered lettor?"
"Uncle Tom" Was Here
Terry's Uncle Tom's Cabin Co., ex
hibited under canvass in this city last:
week Wednesday eveniDg and drew a
crowded bouse just as they always do
when tbey come here. The different
features of the play were carried out1
and there was no room for criticism.
One of the big features of the show ia
their line military band and their
concert on the street in the evening is
always looked forward to. Their or.
ohestra is also deserving of praise and
the time taken up between acts was
taken up with cake walks, songs, etc.
Terry's Uncle Tom show visits Ashton
every year and is always welcome
again.—Gazette, Ashton, Illinois.
A farm of 150 Acres. Inquire of
John R. Heiken,
71, .J.'* -,
Rose Comb Rhode Island
for hatching from a
selected pen headed by Bril
liant Beauty 924.
Per 15, $1.00.
Mrs. W. J. Lancelot,
Rose Comb Rhode
1 have justS 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.
DR. JOHN RILEY,
Office Phone 53 House Phone 57
Office first door east of
Corner Drue Store, upstairs CXITB, 10WB
At & Per Cent• Complete set
of Abstract of Title to all
Lands atul Toivn Lots in Au
COL C. E. MERTZ
Orders can be left with Exira
Journal. Satifaction guar
anteed. MANNING, I A.
Short Horn Bulls
10 Registered Bulls.
What They Will Do for You
They will cure your backache,
strengthen your kidneys, cor
rect urinary irregularities, build
up the worn out tissues, and
eliminate the excess uric acid
that causes rheumatism. Pre*
vent Bright's Disease and Dla.
bates, and restore health and
strength. Refuse substitute*
I' TRIAL BOTTLE fREE
AMD All THROAT AND LUNG TROUBLES
Off MOAtEV ftEFUNDED.
xml | txt