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v, I li District No. 1 Ora Hicks Ethel Lefflngwell. Pottawattamie County Herd Is In De mand At Twenty-Five Dollars Each. Too Wild To Crate. Pottawattamie County is over-run with deer, and doesn't know how to get rid of them. About fourteen years ago, Mr. W. B. Guppyr a wealthy citizen ®f A voca, ga thered together a small herd which he pjaoed ia his park adjoining that place, They subsequently escaped and have siaoa roamed at will throughout that •ectien. They have multiplied with amazing rapidity, nntil they now num ber about four hundred. Of course they have oaused a great deal of damage to farmers' crops in that locality. And the farmers have 4een aggrieved because they were not 'permitted by law to kill the deer, and x^they could not colleot from either ceunty or state for the damage done, Finally last winter a law was ehao ted by whioh the state was to capture 4he-animas and sell them to public and private parkiia various parts of state. Jv Js Two weeks ago today, Thanksgiving day, a "deer drive" was uhdertaken under the direction of the local game warden. A corral of woveD wire fenc ,«ng eight feet high high was prepared 3*ifor the animals, and a band of men 4 started out to bring them in. And within a few hours they had rounded up about two hundred deer and brot 'them to within a half a mile of the cerral. It was here that their troubles began the deer crossed the railroad track, ey beeame frightened and stamped X'ftf It seems that a stampe ie of deer I- rO pretty swift proposition. The airy ', ff-matures fled like the wind and in all ff^airections at onee and within a few seconds most of them had vanished. Finally, however, about thirty or forty were driven into the corral but when Mtheerowd of people appeared at the three of the animals leaped the ht-foot fence and escaped. Others ed te jump over the fence or through ,t, but failed. w| A chute was prepared by which the „imals could be driven from the oorral j°jkt© crates for shipment. Seven deer were driving it*. They became terror 8 Itricken ond unmanageable five were tilled in their frantic efforts to escape and two eo badly injured that they led. A halt was then called until a better Hwang* of loading and shipping the Janimals could be devised. To the pre- Unt time no one has been able to do is. And it now appears that the imals will have to be liberated again oin the corral. There is muoh de and for the'm at $25 each, but the uestion is what is the state of Iowa oing to do about it if the deer won't rive. AN ODD PENSION Ficktim Of Liquor. Gave Quarter lHil- Be\ ion Dollars To Son Taking Pension sijf Of Fifteen Dollars A Week, HOW THEY STAND EXIRA DRUG COMPANY Votes 30350 26500 17800 Golda Watterson Zola McClain Maggie Marten Kathleen Freeman 17700 17200 14400 District No. 2 /i^atie Schwarting 21950 0 Marie Dutler 18000 Gad run Marqueson 16550 •-.Susie Heckman 11750 Florence Sorensen 11550 Sonnie Crees 8800 Grace Jennings 8500 Beulah Carstensen 8100 Sigrid Jorgensen 7000 Edna Hocamp 4950 Lizzie Gude 2900 Beatrice Hudson 2700 IOWA DEER UNRULY strange document was placed on official records In Des Moines last iuraday. •v Vohn Polk, who had inherited about lj Quarter of a million dollars, trans "red the entire amount to his. son, l£ff H. Polk, ah ia turn the son Mil reed to pay his father a pension of Mc 5 per week for life. The father is the ctim of alcoholism, and it is sup ised the above arrangement was re ired by the terms of the will, by hich the estate was bequeathed to Lji *h bo. *ei I Iff89 $ar The Old Corner Drug Store Takes on Life And Splendor. Came Oat Of Store. Business men of Esira and Farm era oi the surrounding country have combined to give Exira another firet-clasa Drug Store. The Com pany iB composed of bonotable men who have been doing business in Exira for many years. To know them individually is simply to ex tend a pleasant acquaintance that has been our fortune for yearB. They hove cbOBen Mr. Axel Bor jessen as their Prescription Mana ger. His great experience in that line of work fits him to perfection for the onerous duties of that de partment. Mr. Borjesson came to Exira several months ago asj pre scription clirk for Winfrey & Chan try and later as a receiver of that unfortunate firm performed hiB duties honestly and never a trust betrayed. The Company has made no mistake in their selection of this gentleman and scholar. The con ditions and inducements under which the Company launch tbeir business is flattering, promising of good results. PLEASANT SURPRISE At The ir, and Mrs. Fred Tremel Borne On The Famous Rtvcr To Rhr er Rotd Last Tuesday. Tuesday morning, a large number of friends and relatives gathered at tbe beautiful country home of Mr. and Mrs, Fred Tiemel a couple of miles east of town on the Blver to River Boad, and gave that lady a great surprise, reminding her that she had reached the sixtieth milestone of her life, and while receiving congratulations tbe dazed expressions on ber face gradu ally faded aad in her usual jolly msu ner made hei' friends welcome and ex pressed her pleasure upon being" re mambered in this and before she real ized it was highi noon, dinuer was an nounced as the younger ladles had taken lull possession of the kitchen, and upon entering the dining room with her guests, found the table tasti ly arranged and a sumptuous dinner was Berved which proved the culinary skill of the ladies of that vicinity. The afternoon passed only too quick ly and the shadows of evening were tailing when adieus were said. Mrs. Tremel was the recipient of a number of valuable gifrs among which was a gold watch given with sincere wlshee that it might "tick off'' many hours of happiness for her and ba a remin der of the regard and esteem in which she is held by her friends. In the evening the young people were delightfully entertained as she has a warm spot in her heart for the young. A delicious luncheon was served during tbe evening and when the time for departure came, Vr*., Tremel deolared ahe would not mind haviDg two birthdays every year if they might all be spent so pleasantly. a OUR PAGE ADS The Button That Starts Tour Sale Off In The Right Direction And Main tains High Prices. Our friends having Public Sales can't possibly make a mistake by running a page ad in the Journal calling attention to the sale. The Journal has make a study of assembling business farmers—men who are in tbe market for juat such ChattleB as you have for sale. We visit weekly the best homes in Audubon County of the rich and poor alike^ We carry no dead reading but every column contains the best and tbe latest news. Page advertisements looks rich and gives tbe impression, to the man who wants a few goods horses cows, steers, hogs or stock of any kind that they must be good. Baird-Luke 1 *Mr. James Baird of Hamlin, a ion of Mr Charles Baird and Miss Ada Luke of Massena were quietly mar ried at the Christ4aa parsonage at Atlantic Tuesday, Rev. Mack offi ciating, a few friends and relatives being present. Miss Luke is tbe daughter ef Mr. and Mrs. Luke of MasBana, Iowa. They intend to farm near Hamlin this year. Tbe Journal foree wishes them success. rs-xr 1 t\ "S jJ-f The following year witnessed the outbreak of the great Civil Conflict, and this was the signal for the break ing up of the desolated pioneer home. The two sons, both in their teens, were sent to Ohio to live with an aunt and attend school: and the father went to Council Bluffs to join the army. He was killed at the Battle of Missionary Bidge. 3§||gf Van, who was the elder son, soon re turned to Guthrie Center, and began teaching. His first term was in the old "home" district. There was no o. f.s, r. SANTA, M*- i_1f 5^wr "*k "«VT- W. J. Lancelot, Bditor W. H. Lancelot, Publisher 26 YEARS OLD. EXIRA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1911. 11.00 PER YEAR A JS One of Exira's Pioneers Crosses the Great Divide. Van BureH Hellyer was born at Sarahville, Noble County, Ohio, June 12, 1842. More than half a century ago, in 18-56, hie removed with his pareuts to Guth rie Center, then a struggling frontier village, which imported its provisions by "ox teams" from Keokuk, two hun dred miles away. Shortly after their arrival, the father, Wm. Hellyer, sett ed on land in the Baccoon Valley about eight, miles south of Guthrie Center This place was long known as tbe old "Hellyer Homejtead." The Bock Island bridge over the Raccoon now stands within its boundaries, though it is known at present as the John Sohreff ler farm. It was here that mother died in 1860^-leaving her husband and two sons to mourn her loss- S Santa Clause Will Arrive on Saturday December 16th. Meet Him at the Depot schoothouse, and school was held at the different patrons homes according to their iurns. On April 7, 1863 he was married at Guthrie Center to Miss Isa bel Tt&ey. He continued in school work, Anally becoming Principal of the Guthrie Center sohool, a which he held many year«. position In 1.S80 he entered the employ of the C. R. I. & P. Railway Co., and three years later he came to Exira as Station Agent. He gave up this work in 1885 and again took up teaching. This was the year, in which the Journal was established in Exira. From .its beginning, he was employed on it in various eapacities. For many years he was its regular correspondent from Audubon township and its book keeper pa Saturdays, and his tireless hand addressed very nearly every pa der that was sent out. During this time he continued his teaching and when he finally gave up this work about 1897, he had a record of more than one hundred fifty terms of school to his credit. After 1897 he devoted himself almost exclusively to the Journal. He was its seribe and news gatherer. He Iabo* ed faithfully for its upbuilding and his part in making ihe Journal what it is was not small. But for several years his health, has been failing, so that the burden became gradually too heavy for will come to Exira on tlie 12:55 train Saturday noon. He would like to have all the children mee him at the train and fro with Mm to his Headquarters. He has a letter for every little boy and girl and he would like to hear from every one of them too. Santa will give an autographed photo of himself (a nice picture like the above) to everyone who meets him at the depot. Be sure to get one --J Alii "mil lam *v 1 his waning strength. On January 13, 1908, his wife died. The ending of a companions liip of nearly half a cen tury, the loneliness of a silent home, and the weariness of advancing 'years, combined to rob life of its pleasures and to detract from his interest in its affairs. As chronicled in last week's Journal, he le't Exira just before Thanksgiving for Columbus, Kansas, where he ex pected to spend the winter at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carrie L. Zike. He died there of heart failure last Fri day morning December, 8th, at five forty-five. The end was peaceful, and came unawares. The remains were brought to Exira for interment, arriving here last Sun day. The funeral service was held at the M. E. church, under the auspiees of the Masonic Order, Monday after noon at two o'clock. He is survived by six children, one son and five daughters. They are Charles T. Hellyer of Omaha, Nebr Mrs. Kate Barnes, Omaha Mrs. Car rie L. Zike, Columbus, Kansas Mrs. Nellie Kline, Exira Mrs. Gertrude Weiner, San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. Myrtle Nottingham, Avon, Colorado. Card Of Thanks We wish to thank the Bro. Masons, our friends and neighbors for their kindness shown us during the sick ness, death and burial of our dear Father, also the beautiful floral offer ings from Exedus Lodge aad Eastern Star of Exira, and from the K. L. of S. and D. ef H. Ledges of Columbus, Kansas. The Children PRESS SOLD Senator Andrews Sold His Large Press To Republican Office, Audn bon. Roved Away Saturday. Ec-Senator H. F. Andrews sold bis press, that he nsed to print his genealogical work on, to Mr Hog gennakker of tbe Audubon Repub lican. Mr. Andrews has immortal ized the Hamlin family and sever al others, as well as bis own, in his twelve hundred page volume print ed on this press. It was a remarka ble work to undertake, bnt the Sen ator never considered impossibili ties and his determination to suc ceed in this undertaking was BO de termined that be gave nearly all his time to the efforts required. Tbe Senator has demonstrated that skilled labor and good machinery with a reasonable amount of com pile mentis will overcome obstacles *\'r 0. S. WELSH Mr. aand Mrs. Welsh Gave The Free dom Of Their Home To Their |Young Folks And Their Friends.j At the pleasant country home of Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Welsh up in Lincoln township last week occur red one of the best young folk's party that has ever been given in Lincoln township or Audubon County. Mr. and Mrs. Welch just released control of tbeir mansion to the young people assembled and the way they enjoyed themselves was a pleasure to witness. Tbe refreshment provided was certainly up-to-date and of tbe kind to ever be remembered. Tbe young people at the Welsh home are very polite and refined and shows the very best of training. Theyappre ciate and enjoy to mingle with youngsters of their clasB. Mr. and Mrs. Welsh are old resi dents ot Lincoln township and are royal entertainers to young and old. W. C. Smith Dead The numerous friends of Mr. W, C.Smitb of Grove City, a suberb of Atlantic were pained to iearn yes terday that while ettempting to dis pose of a pule cat near his house his foot slipped on the sidewalk and be fell in such a manner that the guu he was carrying was discharged killing him instantiy. Mr. Bmith lived north of Exira for many years and was well known and respected by the reaidehts here and in the surrounding country. He is sur vived by his aged wife and one daughter, Mrs. John Gunderson, a brother in Nebraska and a sister, Mrs. Frank Persing of thiB city.' Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Bintner ar rived here last Saturday to visit his father, Mr. Wm. Bintner* and wife and other relatives and friends for a few weeks. 73a* *4 t^'J|1 i/ •*•, **5 ALL RECORDS BEATEN Corn Husking Championship Once More Held By Fremont County Man Where Will The End Be? The corn huskers have been making history pretty fast lately. The Journal has been trying to keep a line on them but they havesetapace that has been almost too fast to follow. Two articles, which appeared in these columns last week,""brought the records of the champions ap-to-date. But be fore the ink was dry on the Journal they had become ancient history. For while the big press was running out the Journal, the greatest of all the huskers was performing the fete which stands at present as the greatest corn husking. performance o^ll time. He is Bert Van Houten, of Fremont County, whose name and achievements were mentioned last week. Iu this la test attempt, he husked 254 bushels and fifty pounds iu ten nours. The worK" was done on what is known as the old Neeley farmfive miles southeast? of Sidney. MODERN YIGILANTERS ___ Shelby Counters Farmers Organize Tofe Run Down Criminals Who Have Theft, larceny, and malicious mis chief of the most flagrant character have been committed in the most open-handed and outrageous manner, until law abiding people have nearly despaired of seeing the criminals brot to justlee-. Muscatine County Schools Are Not Supplied In Full With Teachers, Two Recently Closed For That It is becoming serious, and local school directors are learning to use per suasive smiles, entreaties, and even threats in their efforts to induce the fair ladies to aoeept their schools. Some are even said to be proposing to offer new silk dresses, or free use of automob'les as "premiums" or induce ments to teachers to take their sohools. This turning of the tables .is pleasant from the teaehers' standpoint for there are usually too few schools and the tea chers have to seramble for them. c" Been Committing Theft and Ma us is S •r.»« _____ Farmers in Polk township, Shelby County, are organizing a sort of "vigi-. lance committee" to ran down and* punish the perpetrators of a series of., petty crimes in that community which/ have so far baffled the officers of th«, law, It is now proposed to organize what: ia known as the "Farmers' Protective Assoeiatioh," the purpose being to co operate promptly and vigorously ini' the pursuit, capture, and conviction of the guilty person or persons. It will iv doubtlesss be made duly hot for any caught "with the goods on." SCHOOLMA'AMS SCARCE AUTO ACCIDENTS Pi Dr. Lynch of that prosperous little village, was making a professional call in the country, accompanied by a young lady friend, Miss Mary Neu. While riding at a moderate speed one of the front tires bursted without warn ing, and in a twinkling the maehine had left the track, leapt over an em bankment and turned turtle. Luekily, no really serious injuries re sulted to the occupants, the worst be ing a fraeture of the collar bone sus tained by the doctor himself. Thin, however, was of course a mere matter of chanoe, as such accidents Beem to terminate fatally as often as otherwise, -i-vj 7v-" Reason. '4,1 V". "nv sT'i, Two sehools of Muscatine County have recently been closed, owing to in- *4 ability to secure teachers, and a third one is soon to be dlscontinued^- -i'l. I Dr. Lynch Of Templeton And Lady Auto Riding. Tire Burst. Machine Capsized. Broke Doctor's Collar 1 Bone. J. of One of the ever-present dangers automobiling is emphasized by an ac cident whioh occurred near Templeton a few days ago. 5 i. Big Sale It pays to advertise. At the Wal ter Hoegh sale, out in the Marne neighbord about one thousand peo ple were present and he disposed of some ten thousand dollars worth of chatties. If you want a crowd of first clasB farmers to attend yoac sale send a page ad to the Journal and you will make no mistake.