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Only nine more days of the Jour
nal's Double District Voting Contest,
and the candidates are now given an
opportunity to gain thousands of ex
tra votes. The new subscriptions
have fairly poured into this office the
past week, and the candidates are all
^Interested in the popularity race that
is now entering on its last lap. Watch
^he contest closely, for there are val
uable prizes at stake, and the indica
tions point to a close finish.
The Journal calls the attention of
the candidates to the following rules
governing the closing of the Big Con
test, .Saturday, December 30tb, at
nine o'clock p. m., Western Union
time, all of which are intended to fa
cilitate the work of the oontest at the
close and to insure each candidate
who observe them against any loss of
votes through negligence.
Third. All votes and remittances
mailed after Thursday, December 28,
should bear a special delivery stamp.
Fourth—Address all letters bearing
votes or remittances to Contest Man
ager, and not to any individual. This
is important.
By closely following these instruc
tions there will be no mistakes made,
and a satisfactory count is made.
The big voting contest will posi
tively be closed at nine o'clock p.
Saturday, December 30th, 1911, West
ern Union time Every candidate has
up to that time to get in all the sub
scriptions, and votes which you hold
in reserve, for everything must be in
the ballot box by the appointed time
If you want them counted. The votes
•will be counted for the last time next
Wednesday, by the manager, and the
standing published in our issue of the
28th. After this count is made the
lock on the ballot box will be sealed
In such a manner that the door can
not be opened without detection. The
ballot box will remain sealed until the
close of the contest when it will be
turned over to the judges who will
make the final count ana declare the
winners. The advantage of this meth
od is plain. By sealing the ballot box
in this manner not even the contest
manager will know what is being
placed there without breaking the
seal. The seal remains on the ballot
box from Wednesday until the ballot
box is turned over to the judges when
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First—All votes and remittances no
matter what time mailed, must be re
received at this office by nine o'clock
p. m., December 30th.
Second—All subscriptions sent in
by candidates beginning with Thurs
day, December 28th, jnust be accom
panied by cash, money order' draft or
check. All checks, etc., MUST be
made payable to the Audubon County
Journal, and NOT to any individual.
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The Journal's Big Double Piano Contest Closes Decem
ber 30th, at 9:30 P. M., Western Union
t. Time. Watch Contest Closely
10,000 extra votes will be given for every club of 10
new subscribers. Each subscription must be for 1 year,
10,000 extra votes will be given for every club of 5
new subscribers. Each subscription must be for 2 years.
This Double Special Offer begins Thursday, Dec.
21st, and closes Wednesday, Dec. 27th, 1911.
Qolda Watterson. ... 40700
Zola McClain 35050
"f Kathleen Freeman 30400
Maggie Mertes 29350
L- I £Ethel Lefflngwell 25400
f'vtJra Hicks 21800
District No. 2
l"Marie Dutler 31800
-Katie Schwarting 31150
'.j&udrun Marqueson 25600
Susie Heckman 18750
Florence Sorensen 14550
Beulah Carstensen 13800
Sigrid Jorgensen 13000
Bonnie Crees 8800
Lizzie Gude 2900
Beatrice Hudson 2700
Mrs. Schwartz Dead
Mra. Frank Schwartz, tormerly
Mias Etna McAffee, daughter of Ed
McAffee, died at her home in Es
iherville, Iowa, December 16tb. She
leaves a husband and daughter two
weeks old to mourn her lose. Their
taany friends extend sympathy to
the family in their sad hour of be
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the seal will be broken for the first
By sealing the ballot box none may
know what you are placing in it, or
determine how many votes you are
turning in. Absolute secrecy is main
tained in every particular. No possi
ble way is open for those who wish to
know how strong your candidacy is.
No one but yourself wili know how
many votes are being placed in tne
ballot box for you to your credit.
In order that there may be no
chance for anyone to determine the
amount you are turning in on sub
scription after the ballot box is sealed
you are requested to write out the
names of the subscribers and the
amount they paid you, with their
address. Enclose these names with
the correct amount of money to cor
respond with the subscription given
and deposit the envelope with your
name on it iij the sealed ballot box
any time after Thursday morning,
December 28th. By doing this no one
will know ho^v strong a race you are
making. The amount of money you
place on subscriptions in the sealed
ballot box vyiil be figured up and the
votes given to you after the contest
is declared closed. These votes will
be added in the final count.
Every candidate and their friends
are invited to see the final count made
and the winners declared. Every con
venience will be made for those who
witnest the final closing of the con
The contest department also desires
to announce that if there is any can
didate who thinks that her standing
as it appears in this issue is not cor
rect she is invited to call up the con
test manager on or before Wednesday,
December 27tli, and advise him. We
have used every means of being accu
rate in the count of votes as published
but wish to know if there is any mis
take so correction can be made. You
may have this opportunity until next
Wednesday to let us know. After
that no correction or revision of any
kind will be made. We have been as
accurate and painstaking as possible,
and feel confident that there will be
no need of any changes, but desire to
give the candidates this opportunity,
so that no one can be dissatisfied.
The exciting race is too near the
close now to demand any more advice
from us on doing your best. The re
maining time should be utilized.
Fields are open where many thousands
of votes may be secured, and it is not
at all impossible to change the entire
aspect of the contest by some candi
date or candidates who have been lag
ging in the rear of the race. A race
is never finished until the goal is
reached. Go in NOW and finish strong.
Farms Of Aadubon County Arc Being
Christened, And Names Are Being
Made A Matter Of Record
The Slate of Iowa, by a new law,
authorizes the naming of every farm,
and will proteot farm owner* in their
choieo by making the names a matter
of record. Already ten farms have
been named as given below:
"Spring Valley Farm"—Martin
"Forest Home"—John A. Nash.
"Fair View Farm"—T. J. Coglon.
"Pleasant Hill"—A. J. Forsbeck
"Evergreen Hill Stock Farm"—
W. Mullinger.
"Green Meadow Stock Farm"—C. H.
"Orchard Grove Stock Fai sa"—Al
bert Frederiok.
'•Pleasant View"—C. A. Pardee
'Fredenborg''—Jorgen MarcMsaen.
"Sunny Slope"—John C. Nelson
"Riverside"—E. M. Nelson.
Mra. Luther Hensley and infant
daughter, Naomi Kathleen return
ed home today from a several week'i
visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs
Dr. Koob in Brayton.
And A Happy New Year From
The New Store
We herewith extend to the people of
Exira and community, our wishes for
a Merry Xmas and volumes of happi
ness and prosperity in the New Year.
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The Cheer of flirislmastide
The Christmas season has come again. The
spirit of Good Cheer is warming up the hearts of
niHu a nil women and the children are living in
h'ippy mticipation of the visit of Santa Claus
Let us have pity for the children whom Santa
Claus forgets their little souls will cry aloud
from the depths of blackest despair. But the
saddest spectacle of Christmastide will still be
the man or woman who is no one's Santa Claus.
We have done a nice business since
eoming to Exira, and we desire to
thank you, one and all for your gener
ous patronage of the past, and trust we
will continue to merit your good will in
the future.
We truly believe we can still please
you with our goods, both regarding
prices and quality.
If you have not yet called upon us,
start the New Year right, by ooming
in to
see us, look us over, see what our
prices are, and how our goods compare
with other markets. Let one of your
New Year resolutions be to trade at
the New Store.
VVe are still handling poultry and
produce, (and giving highest market
prices for same.
Again thanking you for your past pa
tronage and soliciting a generous share
in the New Year, we say again Merry
Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.
Say? I almost forgot the most im
portant thing that I was going to tell
you. All those knowing themselves
indebted to us, kindly eall and make
settlement. By doing so will allow us
to turn over a new leaf on our books,
and then the old year will be forgotten.
Thank You.
The New Store,
E. A. Rethmeier, Prop.
0. S. Herrick
Scott Herrick says he ia through
with his building operations for
year and
desires to inform
his neighbors and friends that his
latch string ie out now and he most
cordially invites everybody to pull
it. Later in the eeason it may be too
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other homes and note the silent an­
guish the season brings. In the depths of the
crowded cities where Squalor reigns, are ten
thousand widowed mothers, bent and wan with
toil, whose purses are without money, whose pan
tries are without food and cold, but whose shiv
ering little ones are daring to hope that Santa
Claus may not forget them ntterly. Who can
know the measureless agony of it for what bit
terer thing can there be than to explain the
empty Christmas stockings to, the disappointed,
heart-hungry little children? j"
In the great gloomy prisons are ten thousand
unfortunate creatures, both men and women,
who are spending the dreary years in expiation
of their crimes. They were transgressors and
their way has proved hard. And their hearts
are hard, their lives embittered and their souls,
in toa many instances, full of hate but even
they are not beyond the reach of the spirit of
Oae of these last week in the Wisconsin State
Prison placed ten dollars,in the hands of the war
den, asking that it be used in giving someone a
happy Christmas. He desired that it be given to
some poor family, that apart of it be used in pro
viding a Christmas tree, and the remainder ex
pended for a Christmas dinner and presents for
the children. He is nameless, for under the pri
son rules his name cannot be disclosed. Within
the gloomy walls that hold him,? he is known by
a mere number. But he has a heart that is sus
ceptible to the spirit of Christmastide and who
can say that he is utterly bad? May the day
bring him the measure of happiness that he has
sought to bestow upon others.
Thousands Of Dollars To Be Given In
Prizes For Best Grain Exhibited
At Newton After Holidays
The Ninth Annual Exhibition and
Convention of tho low* Corn Growers
Association will be he this winter at
Newton, Iowa from January 29th to
February 10th, aud will be open to the
public from February 2nd to 8th inclu
This is the great State Cereal Exhi
bition, where many thousands of dol
lars are givea in premiums ta farmers
having the best exhibits of grain. Four
thousand dollars in premiums will be for
best exhibits of grain. Four thousand
dollars in premiums will be offered for
the best Iowa Oats, by the Internation
al Harvester Company.
There will b* class to inolude all
types of field corn, oats, wheat, barley
clovers and t'mothy.
Special classes have been provided
for those who have never exhibited
heretofore. Every low* farmer can
avail himself of all the privileges and
benefits of the Iowa Cora Growers
Association, and can receive full aud
complete information by just dropping
a line to the Secretary, M. L. Bowman,
W aterloo, Iowa, for a full and eomplete
Premium List.
Thursday Club Report
The Thursday Club met with
Mrs. Henry Kroeger December
Mrs. Delaboy.de read A Trip to East
Mr». Newlon gave a very interest
ing report ot the s'rict Meeting at
Council Bluff-i, a Mra. Lee McAn
incb read a selection.
After the busiuewH waa disposed
of the meetiog a^j'^urned for a so
cial hour, during winch the hostess
served a delicious lunch. Mrs. W.
H. Lancelot waa the guest of the
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A Company Of Representative Basi
nessHen Organized To Give Exira
most Efficient Service In
Drag Line
Exira's newest business firm is the
Exira Drug Company. Its first meet
ing, preparatory to incorporation, was
held last Monday, December 18.
The oflicers and directors of the new
corporation are as follows:
Mr. E. D. Powell, President and
General Manager.
Mr. A. Bnrjessen, Secretary.
Messrs. E. D. Powell, M. P. Mar
desen, A. W. Harvey, Jas. Carlson,
and A. Borjessen, Directors.
No treasurer bss yet been elected
but it is probable that Jas. Carlson
will be the candidate for thiB position.
Mr. A. Borjessen, who has served
most capably for the past year or
more as regular pharmaciet at this
store, will continue in this capacity,
and in addition will have full charge
of the buying, selling and advertising
end of the corporation.
The company is a strong one and
will be able to give the peopie of Ex
ira and vicinity the most efficient ser
vice, equal in every way to that en
joyed by the people of the cities.
There is no doubt that a company
of this kind has been needed for a
long time in Exira. It is composed of
people of this community, who are re
sponsible and ready to baek their
word and statement. It Is a benefit
to the community in general, and
Exira baa a warm welcome for the
new enterprise. We wish it the very
best of luck, unbounded success, and
fullest messure of suceess in ita under
Sends Christmas Greetings To All
Patrons And Friends Thanking
Them for Loyal Support
We wish our friends and patrons to
know how sincerely we appreciate the
business which has come to us during
the year, now drawing to a close. It
has been a busy season for us. Our
trade in all departments has grown in
the most pleasing manner, go tbat we
have found it imperative to increase
our stock ot goods materially as well
as our facilities for transacting busi
We have tried to merit the patronage
that has been bestowed upon us. To
please our patrons by square dealing,
by handling honest merchandise, and
by courteous treatment is our first
aim. We ask no patronage on any
otber basis. And we take pleasure in
knowing that our eflorts have not
been in vain and tbat our incrersing
business shows tbat we are "making
good" in this respect.
To keep pace with the growing de
mands of our business we are greatly
in need of ready money. We are
pleased, indeed, to accommodate our
customers when we are able, and be
lieve it fair to ask as much when we
are in real need.
We should be very grateful to* our
patrons it they would pay us the a
mounts due on our outstanding ac
counts. We are in strenuous need of
ihiB money to meet our obligations
and ask most urgently that our custo
mers not disappoint us.
With the beat wishes for a happy
holiday season and a prosperous New
Year, I am,
Most truly yours,
A fine Coon Skin coat was Btolen
from the Hans Petersen store last
Friday night. The thief broke oat
a window light in the rear of the
store aud took tbe coat from the
Sad Death
A very
death occurred at the
home of Mr. Walter Jensen, living
near the Peter Madsen schoolhouse
in Hamlin township last evening
Mrs. Jensen, who is the mother of
three living children, died during
confinement. Obituary next week
Treble Clef Club
The Treble Clef Club met with
Bllowen Dimick Thursday, Decern
ber 14. The lesson on Symphonic
Form in German and German Op
era since Wagner was very inter
esting, followed by a short pro
gram. A dainty two-course lunch
which a social hour was spent
with Miss Annette Deiahoyde
$1.00 PER YEAR
A Successful And Interesting Sleeting
Held Saturday In Spite Of Im
•. pending Epidemic And Ap
proach Of Christmas
The Teachers' Meeting, whioh was
appointed for last Saturday in Exira
suffered interfeuce owing to the out
break of diphtheria in Audubon.
The majority ofthe delegation from
that place failed to attend the after
noon session as expected, but despite
this, the attendance was good, and ibe
interest lively. Two subjects were 5
discussed at the meeting, which are of
interest to pairents and patrons. The 4
first of these was taken np by Mies
Clara Whitted, whose talk on Primary
Beading made dear the reason why
eur primary departments are securing
results at present, which would have
been deemed impossible twenty years
ago. The.methods used to stimulate
aud hold the children's interest, the
skillful mode of presentation which
makes them able to recognize strange
new words without assistance, and the
drills which make them familiar with
thesonnds rather than the names of
the letters, were told with such inci
sive clearness that the mind could not
avoid the conviction that thing* in the
child world are moving forward these
days as rapidly as we know they are
in the world of the "grown ups."
Miss Wolff, of the primary depart
ment of the Aadsbon schools, read a
paper en primary methods, which trea
ted of the technical side of the question
It was an able presentation, less inter
esting perhaps than the one it followed,
but still instructive.
The second subject of vital public
interest was "Vocational Education"
which was discussed by 8upt. Hoy man
of the Exira Schools. This is a ques
tion, which is commanding attention
in every part of the country, and it
seems to be time that Exira, as well as
the remainder of the count)7, awakened
to the fact. Education, which consists
solely of "book study," and which
leaves its possessor helpless to cope
with the strenuous affairs of life, is so
nearly useless that it's a question wheth
er it is worth while. The modern idea,
which holds that education must in
clude as much as possible of practical
industrial training, is obviously the
right one. Superintendent Hoyman
discussed in a most interesting manner
prevailing views regarding the neces
sity cf this vocational training and the
cb aracter it should assume.
Miss Stearns deplored the fact that
the meeting had been set for a date so
near Christmas that many found it
difficult or impossible to attend. She
expressed herself as glad that there is a
Christmas coming, but very, very sorry
that she and it had collided. As a
matter of fact both tho attendance and
the spirit of the meeting testified elo
quently to the high degree of efficiency
with which the County Superinten
dent's office is managed.
To The Memory Of The Affectionate
Mother Of W. R. Chantry
Of This City
waa served by Mrs. Dimick, after tery, north of town where her dust will
mingle with that of her husband
children. —Casey Viadicator.
Mrs. Emil J. Chantry was born in
Indiana, October 24, 1842. Bereft of
her mother at a very tender age, she
was reared by her grand-parents, Mr.
aud Mrs. Louis Underwood, who trans
ferred the family residence to Adair
County, Iowa in 1855. Deceased has
therefore resided in Iowa continuously*
for fifly-six years, and has witnessed'
the wholesale transformation which
this region has undergone in that time.
She was married to Leander Garrett,
July 2, 185S. To this union two sons
were born, one of whom died in infan
cy, the other surviving his mother.
With the son Charles S., Mrs. Chantry
had been living for a few months prior
to her death. She was left a widow in
1860. Three years after this, she was
married to Mr. Win. Chantry. Eight
ohildren blessed and crowned this un
ion, three of whom are dead. The
surviving children are Carrie, William
R. Hannah, (Mrs. Warner Ella
(Mrs. Pangborn) and A. E. Chantry.
Mrs Chantry was widowed a second
time by the death of her husband, Jan
uary 23, 189G, since which time she
made her home with her children.
She died Monday, December 11, 1911,
at the age of 69 years, 1 month and 12
days. The funeral was held Tuesday
afternoon from tho home of Mr. S. B,
Chantry, Rev. J. A. Jefferson (by re
quest of deceased) officiating. Inter
ment was made in the Friends ceme-

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