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s»'- •F't fi' 1 it.f a ... n. SAFE AND SAKE The Celebration For The Fourth Pas sed Off Pleasantly Here. The Forty-Sixth Time In Succession. The safe and sane fourth struck us .v this year amidships. For the 46th time in succession this city did honor to the oecasiion and still it was the first one that the boys were not allowed to shoot flre crackers inside city limits on that ,/^day. Mayor liendlernan had oarus of *V "Warning" printed in large type and hung in many places about the town Tailing the boys that it was considered dangerous on account of the dry wea ther to shoot fire crackers, and they heeded warning like little men and we venture the assertion that not a crack er was shot by any boy who had in formed himself on the languages on that card. Everything passed off quietly, the ©annon's mouth excepted, which Cap tain Bam Ham so ably caused to "speak up" in ushering in the day and in not ing its departure. The attractions and the "Marathon" races, which interested the boys for instance and the fat m«n in particular. Some of the later (of which we have a large class) made new records this year. Mr. Barnholdt who has been champion so long gave way to superior ability and same in third. This was humiliating to Herman and will inspire the vanquished with a spirit of rivalry that will probably be tried out on Old Settler's Day, which will perhaps be sometime in August. The oration was certainly a master pisoe of oratory. The singing by "Ex ira's best'' was very fine and in line •with the entertainment generally. The Exira Concert Band gathers strength as the weather becomes hotter and elicits your intuitive applause, they certainly did their part of the pro gram well. Taking it altogether the safe and fsane fourth is the one to be patronized hereafter. Celebration Comments "**The parade was talr especially that part of it where Editor Lance lot represented the new arrivals to the "Journal family" and young America by wheeling biB little granddaughters, Marguerite and Mar-jorie Wilson iu their double perambulator. The patriotic songs were well pre pared and well rendered by the singers. Many were present from out of the city to help celebrate. The band reeled off some good ones during the day. The paid attractions were well re ."••• ceived. The stands had a generous supply of goods on band consequently all had a good trade. The two Johns made good mar fihals. Not a drunk man was seen. Not an arrest was mads during the day. Everybody was happy and glad they were there. The day was an ideal one, mercury at 3:00 p. m. registered 100 in the •hade with a nice breeze stirring things. Icecream and lemonade were the luxuries that were greaily in demand On account of the drouth the fire works were not sent off. A test trial of the pasture proved it unwise. Wherever a spark came in contact with the grass a fire started and cnany large patches were burnt. Prostrated By Heat A. A. Seibert was overcome by heat yesterday afternoon while tak ing down his stand. He was hurried *to Dr. Jacobson's office where be re ceived prompt assistance after which he was removed to his home and is resting as easy as could be «xpected. I. E. Church Notes Sabbath School at 10 a. m. Preaching at 11 and 7:30 every Sabbath. A cordial invitation to •all. W-: Epworth League 7:00 p. m. f-' Prayer meeting Thursday eve. Subject for Sabbath at 11 o'clock "Elijah's Altar. Subject for eve sing, "Au Unseen hand.1' Be not wise in thine own eyes. Fear the Lord and depart from evil. The way of the wicked is as dark ness they know not at what they •tumble. How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. w$*smSSgSiSfa '•Mk&i Audubon 7«*/- 25 YEARS OLD. WIOTA RECORD A Paper With Brains Behind It. A Medium By Which Farmers And Townsmen Will Build.. The Wiota Record, a bright lit tle paper, edited and published by R. J. Cornell came to our table last week. The paper is five columns, eight pages and is ae full of spice as a nut is full of meat. The business men of Wiota should be proud of the effort on the part of Mr. Cornell and patronize the paper quite liberally. Every word printed in the Record in fa vor of the to wa costs the edi tor, time to write the copy, expanse to sat it in type, ink to print it in, paper to spread it on, mailing the issue (and if favored as are the most of us) an outlay of muscle to carry it to the post office. AVIATORS IN TROUBLE The Bunch Of International Aviators That So Systematically Grafted Atlantic In Trouble In Indiana Marion, Ind., June *28—Rene Simon, Bene Barrier, Captain Friable and the entire outfit and managers of the In ternational Aviators Company landed in the oounty jail here last night and are still there in default of bonds. They are alleged to have failed to keep their contract and to have secured a guarantee fund by promises and agree ments whioh tbey made no offer to fulfill. Despite the efforts of the com mittee here to make them at leatt try to fly, they offered excuses and refused to do it. The above special will be of big in terest in Atlantic as this is the same bunch which victimized this city, carrying off the guarantee fund and making very small effort to carry out the terms of the oontract. The pro gress of the case against the outfit will be watchcjd with interest. —Atlan tic Daily Telegraph. BOOSTING With Good Roads Radiating From Extra's Limits Like Rivers From The Lakes. Exira did not know what was in store for her when that delegation went to Des Moines to try and get the River to River Road established thro Exira. Since that time many River to River Roads have been platted and worked up. Now another new road is being es blished. The objective points being Hamburg to Spirit Lake via of Red Oak, Lewis, Atlantic, Exira, Audubon and Carroll We hope these good roads may be built in and out, in all directions for Exira- the city beautiful—will do all in her power to assist knowing that travelers thro our pretty forests and along our cooling creek ultimately to come into our neat and tidy city where clean hotels aud restaurants are ever read to cater to the hungry and thirsty, the road and its environ ments lead through Exira, HI With Appendicitis Mrs. C. L. McAninch was taken quite violently ill Tuesday morning with appendicitis but is some bet ter at this writing. This is the third attck she has had in the paBt few months and it is feared that an operation will be necessary. Her many friends hope tor a speedy recovery. Congregational Church Preaching at 11:00 a. m. Preaching at 8:00 a. m. Fuither announcements later. W. J. J. H. Mintier, Pastor. Birthday Party Mr. Asel Burwell celebrated his 57th birthday anniversary last Wednesday June 28th in the pre sence of a large crowd of relatives and friends. A splendid time was reported. Miss Dena HenBley returned Monday from Council Bluffs, where she has been attendiug Teacher's Normal Institute. Rule Copelatid arrived herefrom Council Bluffs last Monday and will visit for several days with rel atives in this city. King George excludes divorced people from the English court. This comes bard after the discom forts of living six months in Reno. -V '-jl 1 -\.!v V-r I,,.?-'-.. Lancelot, OLD SETTLER'S ASS'N Will Hold Their Annual Meeting Exira, The Home Of The First Settlers. The Committee will meet for delib eration at the First National Bank on next Friday evening at 8 p. m. sharp: Committee Edwin Delahoyde J. M. Dimick John I. Hensley W. J. Lancelot W. E. Brinkerhofl Charles Millimau John T. Jenkins T. M. Rasmussen J. B. Rendleman L.J. Oldaker Horace E. Bartlett Hugh I Bowen B. F. Slmpeoa Nels P. Hoegk Samuel McGaffin A.W.Harvey E. D. Cotton H.F.ANDREWS, Secretary. ROAD WAKING Must Be Taught To Make A Man Pro ficient In Building Same. Piling Sod In Center Is Erroneous. Recently we traveled over a fine stretch of new road being worked up by eight horses, three men and a grader. The work they did was beau tiful and almost perfect to the eye but upon careful examination it revealed the fact that the center was simply sod that was worked up from the sides, which of itself spoils the entire road bed. Sod should never be utilized in road making. It is tilling to be sure, but from the time the roots of sod is cut off, till a perfect disintegration is reached, sod is a soft spongy mass of decaying ve getation and when soaked full ot wa ter in the center of a nicely graded road produces a soft center. The wa ter oozing therefrom softens the sides to such an extent that the wheels of vehicles cut deep into the mud. GEORGE PARNHAM Dfed At His Home North Of Exira On Tuesday, July 4th, 19U After A Short Illness. Geo. Parnbam was born June 26, 1826 in Lincolnshire England and departed this life July 4, 1011. He came to America in the early fifties, living in Ohio about a year, then coming to Illinois where he resided until 1864 when he moved to Iowa, where he has Bince resided. In 1849 be was united in marriage to Millicent Padley. To this union nine children were born, the wife and six children have preceded him to the spirit world, three sons re main, J. H. and C. R. Parnhatn be ing present at the funeral. W. S. Parnham of Colorado was unable to attend. The deceased has been a faithful member of the M. E. church for nearly forty years. The services were conducted by Rev. Harned at the M. E. Church in Audubon and the remains were laid to rest by the side of his wife in Maple Grove Ce metery. L. W. Hansen and family of At lantic visited Tuesday with rela tives here. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wilkena of At lantic spent the Fourth here with her parents, John I. Hensley and wife. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Swartz and son went to Des Moines Wednesday to visit friends, returning home Thursday. Walter and Bessie Gearheart of Neola, Iowa, arrived here today on a visit with their uncles, Vic and Joe Gearheart and families. Miss Evelyn Fredericksen of Guthrie Center is visiting this week with her uncle and aunt, J. W. Jen sen and wife and other relatives. -A Editor W. H. Lancelot, Publisher In John C. Bonwell, President Henry W. Stearns, Viee-Presideut H. F. Audrews, Secretary A. E. Beason, Treasurer The officers of the Old Settler's As sociation of Audubon County have se lectod Exira as the place of their next Annual Meeting, and tha time about the middle of August and have ap pointed the following named gentle men as Executive Committee to make arrangements for the Exercises and to carry same into Execution. •. EXIRA, IOWA, THUBSBAY, JULY 6, 1911. $1.00 PER YEAR NEW APTO LAW We Must Respect This New Law. It's Made For Our Convenience and To Fully Protect and Appease. The new Auto Law went into effect July4tb. There are 28,000 motor ve hicles and 1000 dealers in all Iowa. All these machines not out of use or sold outof the state must be registered. The annual fees under the new law are as follows: For motor cycles $3.00 for an automobile with steam or elec tric power 115.00 an automobile with gas engine of 20 horse power $8.00 and 40 cents for each additional horse power above 20. To determine the horse power take the diameter of the cylinder to the en gine, multiply it by itself, then by the number of cylinders, then divide by 2. Motors that have been in use for four years or more are entitled to registration at half price. No one has any rigbt to operate a machine under a dealer's number ex cept the dealer himself or his employ ees, not for a single day. LOOTING ALASKA will Stop. Important Decision Will Effect Every American Citizen. Alaska Is Ours At Last By the recent decision of the De partment of the Interior, the much persecuted Gifford, Plnchot and Gla vis are vindicated. They contended the Cunningham claims to the great coal fields of Alas ka were not valid, that fraud and col lusion were practiced in obtaining them. Tbey put a strong fight against a powerful oorporatiou which was backed up by the administration. The looting of Alaska is now hal ted because ot this decision. The peo ple have spoken. Pinchot and Glavis were right. The Congressional Com mittee were not right in deciding against the nation's trusted servants. It's now for Congress to settle this question for all time. HANK IS INGENIOUS Henry McNeeley Builds an Immense Fly Trap. Furhishes Interesting Statistics Henry McNeeley, the South Side Restaurant man, has constructed a fly trap about three feet high and in one afternoon caught (by esti mation) 3,250,000 flies. Now for sta tistics: Each healthy fly (and they are all healthy) raises a progeny of 250 young at a time, and six families in a season thus making 1500 from one fly. Each fly has six legs each leg travels over filth every day and gathers at least 2,000 microbes per leg, or 12,000 per fly. Now, let's see what good Henry has done in a half day: 3,250,000 times 1,500 makeB 4,875,000,000 flies multiply this by 12,000 makes "Hank'' the benefactor to mankind by the extermination of 58,500,000,000,000 microbes—but hold on, we are getting dizzy. MOKAI.—Everybody "go thou and do likewise." Mr. McNeeley says there is no patent on this, and all are welcome. Mr. Roosevelt says he has had a good run for hie money. Miss Lola Gransberry spent the Fourth here with her sister, Mrs. George Hunt and family. Miss Gertrude Killen returned from Wiota Monday and on Wed nesday commenced working in the Spoo restaurant. Mrs. William Wadsworth of Chickasaw, Indian Territory is here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Fowler. Miss Minnie Heckman quit work at the Spoo restaurant Saturday and departed that evening for Adair to visit relatives and friends. George Spoo came from Omaha Tuesday to spend the Fourth with relatives. He left Wednesday for Walnut, where he will visit friends for sometime. MTB. R. C. Watterson and daugh ter, Minerva went to Clarinda this morning to see their son and broth er, Arthur who is reported to be failing very fast. "But," queries a Coatless Wonder, "if these of us who are built like a fence rail discard our Buspenders won't our p. d. o.? Possibly. But even that would be an improve ment.—Chicago Tribune. J. B. and W. B. claim they will. jlii ~sr SSSfiiiitlSI IN MElffORIAM Affectionate Remembrance Of Mrs. Frank McLaughlin, Whose Efforts Were Successful In Church, School And Lodge. Cora J. Evans McLaughlin was bom Oct. 21, 18G2 at Abington, 111., and died June 27. 1911 of Bright's di sease and stomach trouble, aged 48 years 8 months and 6 days. At the age of years her parents moved to Oskaloosa, la., where they resided until the death of her father two years later. Immediately after his death, the family returned to their former home at Abington, III. She had four sisters, one of whom is still living, Mrs. Hettie Bell McC'on nell of Russell, Kansas, who was pre sent at the funeral, the other three having preceeded her to the great be yond. She graduated with high ho nors from both High School and Col lege at Abington. She began teach ing at the age of sixteen, and followed that profession until her marriage at the age of 22. She was married to Frank MoLaugh liu March 19, 1885* To this union eight children were born, one having died in infancy, the seven still living all present at the funeral. She united with the M. E. Church when quite young, remaining in that church until she moved to Iowa, loca ting in a community where there was no M. E, Church, Bhe with her hus band united with the U. B. Church at Lincoln Center and remained a con sistent member of that church until her death. At the time of her death she was Supt. of the Sunday School at Brook field schoolhouse. She has been a consistent member of the Canterbury Bell Lodge at Gray, having filled all the chairs, and was representative to the Grand Lodge two terms from this district, at pre sent she was Financial Secretary. She was a kind and loving wife and mother. The funeral was held at the house. A very large number of friends and neighbors gathered to pay the last tribute of respect, she being an old resident and was highly respected by all who knew her. Those who attended thefuneral from abroad were Mrs, Hettie Bell McCon- nell of Russell, Kansas, Mrs. Mary Condlin of Harmon, III., Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wilson of Bradford, 111. and Mr. Moody Kramer of Spirit Lake Iowa. The funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. G. N. Arnold of Gray. She was buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Audubon. Card Of Thanks Mr. F. R. McLaughlin and family wish to thank all their neighnors and friends for their kindness to them during the sicknes and death ot wife and mother. Especially those, who sent flowers, met them at the station with autos to take them home and those that stayed at the house while they were gone to the burial. Their kindness will never be forgotten. An Editor's Diary Following is a diary kept by a country editor for twelve months: Been broke, 36 times. Had money, 4 times. Praised the public, 9 times. Told lies 1728 times. Told the truth, 1 time. MisBed prayer meeting, 52 times. Missed meals, 0 times. Mistaken for preacher, 11 times. Mistaken for capitalist, 0 times. Found money, 0 times. Took bath, 6 times. Delinquents who paid, 23. Those who did not pay, 930. Cash on hand at beginning, $1.47. Cash on hand at ending, 26 cents. Editor Sturgeon Here Editor Cbal Sturgeon and wife of the Kddyville Tribune autoed into town Monday last and are being treated to the "best in the house" ever Bince they came. They sort a like us. Chal and his wife are en joying their vacation just the same. Attending Funeral Mr. Anthony MeyerB was called to Dubuque, Iowa, Thursday to at tend the funeral of his brother-in law, Mr. Joseph KriebB. Mr. Kriebs was one of the businesB^men of that city. Mr. Meyers will visit Galena, Illinois while in the east, it being the place of his enlistment. Many old Army Chums live there. Will Johnson of Atlantic visited Tuesday with friendsjiu this city. WEDDING BELLS Pealing Their Glad Acclaim For Two Young Hearts That Beat As One. At the home of ihe bride in San Bernardino, California on Wednes day, June 28th occurred the mar riage of Mr. William G. Laubender to MLss Gertie J. Bruner. Mr. Laubender in the son of William Laubender, the trusted Manager of the John Weighton business in Audubon. The young man was born and raised in Audu bon and received his education there. His genial manner and gen tlemanly traits of character are many and has met in Mies Gertie the repoBe of a true woman's love and affection. Miss Bruner is a twin and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Riley Bru ner. She was born, raised and edu cated in Exira. She is a lady of many accomplishments and a beantiful characterization of the human race amiable, virtuous, sociable and af fectionate. The Journal force send kind words of cheer and trust their sor rows may be few. Ray Statzell Sick Mr. Ray Stazell, residing a tew miles north of Exira was taken quite sick Tuesday morning with typhoid fever. We understand the case ia in a mild form and we hope the young man will soon be with ua again. Claude Jones Here Claude Jones of Leavenworth, Kansas is visiting with relatives in Exira and Adair. Mr. Jones left Leavenworth City Sunday morning at 6:00 o'clock on his motorcycle and arrived in Exira the same eve ning. The,distance traveled was 273 miles. Attended Reunion Sam Harn was the only Old Sol dier from Exira or vicinity who en joyed the privilege of attending the Soldier's Reunion held this year at Muscatine. Mr. Harn reports it aa being the best and most interesting meeting of the kind he ever attend ed. Boo-Hoo All the saloons in Pottawattamie County outside of Council Bluffs were closed forever last Friday eve ning. Many old "topee'' for miles around laid in a full supply or at least enough to last for a few days before they would be forced to get onto the water wagon. Gone To Canada Mr. and Mrs. John Kommes, Mrs. Melz aud daughter, Rose left this morning for Regina, Saskatchewan Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Kommes will reside there and Mrs. Metz and daughter will visit relatives there' for sometime. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Kommes all kinds of prosper ity. Will Hove To Kansas E. D. Powell returned from the southwest Wednesday, and as soon as he can be free from the post office will be readv to leave. He has decided to locate for the present in Lawrence, Kansas which gives his girls an opportunity of attend iug one of the best educational in stitutions west of the "Father of Waters." Home From Normal The Misses Winnie Heath, Ello ween Dimick, Ora Hicks and Ruth Foust returned from the Normal afr Audubon Friday after devoting the past two weeks to hard work in that seat of learning. They speak highly of the way the course of instruction was carried on and feel they teceiv ed full value for their money. Old Settlers Everything IB working harmon iously toward a grand time on Old Settler's Day. The committee in charge is working hard to get ev erything in "Apple Pie Order" to make the assembling ot these old pioneer scared vets the happiest day of their lives. Any suggestions from anyone as to the best methods of entertaining on that day will be thankfully received at the Journal Office. Send in your ideas. ws*'