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HOME OF RELIABLE GOODS Silk Hose 50c Pearl Booth of Atlantic was visit ing' friends here the latter part of last week arriving Friday. Mrs. Maggie Oliphant of Atlantic visited relatives in Exira the latter part of last week, arriving Friday. Vic Anciaux went to South Oma ha Saturday with a carload of fat cattle which would be on Monday's market. John W. Scott of Atlantic was transacting- business at the Ex change Bank Friday and greeting friends. Miss Arlie Vail of Des Moines ar rived here Saturday and was the gneet ot Mrs. E. D. Cotton and oth er frietida. Miss Frances Delaney returned to her home Friday after visiting friends several days after the close •of her school at No. 7 Greeley. J. Carlsen, a First National Bank clerk here a few weeks back, has been in the employ of the Bank again the last two years which through an oversight we forgot to announce sooner. Mrs. Walter Hockenberry was out in Hamlin township visiting her grandmother Phipps at the home of Doc Phipps and while there pass ed the day light hours in picking cherries for berBelf and uncle. Reward A reward to fit the case will be freely paid to the person who in cleaning off the Cemetery lot north east of town, piles all the limbs, brush and other trash on my fence weighing it down so as to allow my cattle to escape from the pasture. Who is the 6rst claimant? Matt Thielen. In Making Preparations For TBe Fourth of July We cordially invite you to make a critical inspection of the values we are offering, because we know that we have goods and prices that will command yourattention and patronage. Ideal For Hot leather Wear Men's two piece Suits .. .$7.50 to $16.50 Boys'Knicker Suits 2.50 to 5.00 Men's & Boys' Straw Hats 50 to 3.00 Mens light outing trousers 2.50 to 5.00 Men's and Boys' soft Neg ligee Shirts 50 to Straw Hats 50 to Men's Walk Over Oxfords 3.50 to Pumps and Oxfords for Misses Women and Chil dren in Patent Leather, Swede, G-unmetal, Rus. Calf and Dong. Kids E.D.(p-tton E:gir&, loW& Mrs. Chantry was an Audubon caller Monday. Dave Workman went to Audubon Monday on business. Veterinarian George Weighton of Audubon had business in this town Friday. D. E. Soar was here from Audu bon Friday evening calling on friends. Ail our Ladies and Mis ses fiats at one-half price at E. D. Cotton's. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Navratil made an auto trip to the County Seat on business Monday. Mrs. R. J. Creveiing of Audubon was an over Saturday and Sunday guest of Miss Lena Bush. Mrs. William Thielen returned to her home in Carroll Friday evening after visiting her sons on the farm south of town. John Merles and wife and Nick Mertes and wife were Sunday guests at the Frank Navratil home three miles northeast of town. Scott Herri^k is building a big cistern this we,ek out in Audubon township. George Leffingwell is doing the work. Adair is having great difficulty in finding water for the system of water works and electric light plants their enterprising citizens have inaugurated. Charlie Kommes was the guest of Doctor Clay of Adair Friday. He reports the small grain and corn on the road there as looking all right although the corn in some fields is beginning to curl some and early potatoes are said to be a failure. All Sailor Hats $ 1.00 to 75c, choice for 35c. All Hats at One-Half Price. Great Clearing Sale of Up-to-Date Millinery K. D. COTTON 2.50 3.00 4.50 1.00 to 3.50 WHERE QUALITY REIGNS SUPREME Nobby Neckwear 50c Mr. Bennett of Des Moines, the Texas land promoter was the guest of Dr. and Mrs. Oldaker Friday night. Mrs. J. P. Lair accompanied her brother, Elias Tongate as far as At lantic Friday as he was on bis way home to Palmyra, Illinois. Jack Alsup's little son, Ernest drank some kerosene last week and for a couple of days was a very Bick boy but is better at present. The Methodist Sunday School pu pils held their picnic Friday in the Witthauer grove and had a pleasant time except it waB a little too warm for comfort. John Kommes loaded hiB stock and household goods into a car last Monday and Tuesday and is now nearing the "Mecca" of his hopes and desireB Canada. The Misses Helen Dinsmore and Mabel Booth returned to Anita Tuesday after a two weeks visit with their chums, the Wright sia tets at the Park hotel J. H. Bell in a letter to his wffe from Oklahoma City says reports are nut exaggerated in regard to the Berlous condition of the crops everything being killed by the hot winds and want of rain. All our Ladies and Mis ses Hats at one-half price at E. D. Cotton's. Mrs. Lizzie Carmichael ofCharles City who has been musical in structress during the Cass County Teacher's Institute, came from At lantic Friday evening to visit her sister-in-law, Mrs. A. A. Seibert and husband, returning to Atlantic Sunday. $7.00 Hats for $3.50 $6.00 Hats for $3.00 $5.00 Hats for $2.50 $4.00 Hats for $2.00 $3.00 Hats for $1.50 $2.00 Hats for $1.00 George S. Guernsey had business at the County Seat Thursday. Miss Goldie Watterson was an Audubon caller last Monday. John Miller is over near Bayard now looking after business in his line. J. M. Dimick lost six head of big tit hogs in his pasture Sunday from the heat. Mra. A1 Herrick and children re turned to their home at Malvern, Iowa Friday. 1 E. B. Perry and wife of south Au dubon township were shopping in town Tuesday. Mrs, Fred Wilken of Atlantic vis ited Tuesday with her parents, J. 1. Henslev and wife. Lysle Copeland came up from his home in the Bluffs Tuesday on a visit with relatives. Miss Kathleen Dimick of near Oakfield was the guest of Miss Mil dred Hall over Sunday. Rev. Young of Van Meter visited bis relatives, Ed Young and wife this week, arriving Mooday. MISB Phippen returned Monday from an out of town visit on the main line on the Hock Island. Will Porter invested in a new K. M. & F. car the past week making the purchase of H. P. Hansen. Nick Mertes went to Omaha last week returning in a fine "Oakland" which he purchased while there. John Harned Jr. returned to Des Moines and his work Friday after visiting his parents for a short time Messrs McCort and Anton Jensen of Harlan were in Exira Friday night coming in the auto with Dr. Brucee. Our merchants who sell such things seem to have loaded up with a good supply of noise makers this year. H. A. Nelson went to Omaha Tuesday evening and made the pur chase of a carload of baggies for the Fourth. George Chase and men are out in Elk Horn this week moving the old school house north of the college to a new location. Andrew Jensen went to a sale in Audubon Saturday and purchased a nice little team of grays for work on the Rural Route. Charley White and Wm. Master son were in from Greeley Saturday morning transacting business at the Exchange Bank. Walter Hensley of Greeley is re ported as being on the invalid list this week and being prescribed for by one of our doctors. Mrs. Gault and Mrs. Hopley went to Griawold Tuesday to attend a big initiation in the Order of the East ern Star Chapter of that town. Mrs. Metz and daughter, Mies Rose with the other daughter, Mrs. John Kommes will leave for Regi na, Canada soon after the Fourth. Miss Mollie Miller returned from Anita Tuesday after a pleasant vit it at the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Hansen. Jesee C. Powell and wife and Sam Alexander and wife came over from Guthrie Center Tuesday and passed a few hours in business and plea sure. We put pharmacist Borjesson to Omaha all by himself last week in bis trip to as we didn't want to overload that auto or make it appear so atleast. W. E. Brinkerhoff and George S. Guernsey autoed to Panora Friday to observe the workings of a type setting machine, they both being printers are naturally interested. Our two Lumber Companies have their shads and outlying grounds filled almost to their capacity with well selected stock Buch aa is al ways secured by first class compan ies. Alfred Miller weni to Bayard Fri day to erect a windmill on his farm returning Monday. He reports crops looking better there owing to a rain or two whieb fell some time RO. :-V H. P. Hansen. Herjrfan Barnholdt and George and John Wolt went to Omaha Saturday evening in Hans' big Lexington. Tbey returned Sun day night bringing aaother Lexing ton auto which Hans brought along to sell. Frank Kreamer iB posting up in the work of the pOBt office at odd timeB this week but Frank finds it an easy matter having bad hia breaking in while handling the rural route mail. Exira and the surrounding coun try was well represented at the Tea cher's Institute at the County Beat this year which speaks well for the teachers who could muster courage enough to face the hot weather in a stuffy recitation room usually crowded with teachers. Lives In A Tent NelsC. Jensen was in town Mon day and informed us that since the fire the family have been living in a big tent which they find very com fortable during the warm weather now prevailing. Mr. Jensen will not commence building the new house until after harvest now. Fred Bartelt and daughter of Audubon were Exira callers Tues day afternoon. MIBS Hazel Hardman was an Om aha visitor and shopper a couple of days last week. John E. McGuire and Geo. Weigh ton were here from Audubon Tues day on business. Emil Heckman of near Adair is visiting his sister, Miss Minnie, ar riving yesterday. Henrv Weber a life insurance sol icitor of Atlantic was looking after business here Tuesday. W. C. Tibbeu and Chris Jacobeen are the owners of new buggies pur chased in Exira this week. Jake Jacobsen left Wednesday iof Calgary, Canada called there bj' the serious illness of his mother. Roscoe Turner out on a farm north of Anita is having a nice cosy residence erected on his premises. Read the catching ads in this week's Journal. If you are hunt ing for bargains you will find them there. T. B. Connrardy is clerking in the Niels Nielsen hardware store this week while the invoice of the stores is going on. Walter Hocamp of Audubon twp. was in town Wednesday and drove home in a new buggy he purchased of W. E. Varney. Owen Murphy was in town Tues day from north of Adair bringing in his siBter Mrs. Holmes who had been visitiDg him. Mrs. John Larsen residing a few miles west of town is at home again after being in an Omaha hospital for another operation. Rev. Harned and wife are enter tasning their son, E. O. Harned, wife and two children of Belleville, Kansas who arrived here Sunday evening coming from Atlantic in an anto. The new Congregational minister, J. H. Mintier arrived here Wednes day evening accompanied by his wife and daughter, FranceB. He will enter upon his pastoral duties next Sunday, John Thompson residing out west of town is getting figures on the coBt of quite an addition to his residence which he intends to have built aB saon aa the present rush of farm work is over. Mrs. Harned and daughter, Miss Mildred who have been visiting Rev. Harned and wife, left Saturday for Page County on a visit with Mra. Harned's parents and sisters after that they will return to their home in Shoehoni, Wyoming. During a rain storm last Friday evening lightning struck Dave Mc Murray's house and tore down the chimney and then ran dowa the siding to the ground. Luckily no one was hurt.—Manning Monitor, While visiting his parents last week John Harned Jr. prepared and put down a nicejstrip of cement walk at the M. E. parsonage from the well to the chicken yard, four rods at least, and it seems as solid as that put down by experts. Drace Sorensen of Pleasant View Stock Farm 3J miles east of Eik Horn was in town yesterday and informed us that bis wife is again in Immanuel Hospital, Omaha, where she has about recovered from another operation for varicose veins and that he will bring her home Saturday. Perry Bruner of Audubon town ship made up his mind last week that when be went out on the road again either for business or plea sure it would be in a different rig than in the old farm wagon, so now when himself and wife go out it will be in a fine new top buggy he bot of one of our dealers. John Hardman was at Emerson, Iowa one day last week and made a valuable acquisition to bis herd of cattle by the purchase of the cow, Cruickshanks Orange Blossom, a pure Scotch animal for which he paid a fancy price but when John takes it into his head to buy an an imal money cats no figure. During the hour of speaking and singing on the Fourth, it would be hoove those in authority to Hee to it that the firing of squibs, craokers and tbe deadly cannon cracker be strictly forbidden in the park and the running ot merry-go-rounds near the speaker's stand be prohibi ted during tbe speaking, as it is very annoying to speaker, singer and tbe audience. Anyone wanting to take advantage of very Low Rates to Canada call on or address Jenkins & Bart lett, Brayton, Iowa. BIRTHDAY PARTY Mr. and Mrs. George Hayek Enter tained Friends At Their Home Monday, Jane 26. On Monday June 26th the friends of Mrs. Geo. Huyck gathered at hei pleasant home north of the depot t* assist her in celebrating her sixty first birthday anniversary. A pleasant eveniner was passed in social converse and this was followed by a sumptuous and satisfying sup per. Those present, were Mr. and Mrs. Lair, H. A. Nelsou and wife, George Struthers and wife and Mrs, Faust. At the close of tbo evening's plea^ sures tbe gueatb departed for their homes after wishing their hoBtess many happy returns of a similar occa sion. $ Stock Inspection Dr. Brucee, State Veterinarian of Harlan, la. was in town Friday night and Saturday, being called here to inspect the Btock belonging to John Kommes who is preparing to start to Canada. Dr. Weighton of Audubon was assistant in ths inspection we learn. ,-J 4 New Post Office Clerk Poet Master Frank Kreamer has appointed Miss Nettie Bateman, a late arrival from Missouri as assist nt io tbe post office and ahe is now in the office making herself familiar with the routine work pf the office and the boxes prior to en tering upon the real work of the of fice about July 1. Winter Wheat A Success William Doffing finished cutting his twenty fi ve acre patch of winter wheat the firat of this week and k( is confident that tbe yield will be at least 2E. bushels to the acre. This section of tbe state will raise as fine winter wheat as can be found any where providing we have plenty of snow to protect it in winter other wise it is almost sure to freeze oat. Sei&ert's Cousin Dies Mr. Seibert received a copy of The Lenox Time-Table of June $ which contained the obituary of bis cousin, Gesrge S. Hunter who died June 2, aged 65years. Mr. Sei bert heard that be had died of small pox and that it was raging in that neighborhood. Unfortunately in the long obituary giveh no men tion was made of the disease that carried hi aa off bnt as the funeral was public in the Park rnd under the direction of the Masonic Order it is safe to say his death was not caused by small pox. Christian Gmrch Notes Sunday School at 10 a. m. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 8:00 pi'm, Junior Eudeavor at 2 p. m. Senior Endeavor at 6:30 p. m. t*# We had a great Children's Day last Sunday. In the morning there was a goodly audience and one ad dition by confession at the olose. Next Sunday will be the Paator'a Anniversary Sunday. He begins a second years toil. Our Gospel haa been: A Divine Christ or no Saviour. An inspiredJBible or no scriptnrea A scriptural Baptism or no Bap tism. A United Church or no world conquest. A Religion of Service or no reli gion. Next Lord's Day morning the sub ject will be "Retrospect and Pros pect." At night another illustrated address. The Shadowy Side of Life" Bhowing views of life in the nation's greatest city, New York. Ply Nets and Dusters •Jfm of ail kinds. Repairing quickly attended to. J. W. Alsup Phone 161, Exira, la.