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District No. I
1
Votes
Golda Watterson 67800
Zola McClain 45750
Maggie Mertes 42350
Kathleen Freeman 31900
Ethel Lefflngwell 25400
Qra Hicks 21800
District No. 2
Katie Schwarting 52050
Marie Dutler 47300
Gfedrun Marqueson 25600
Smio Heckman 35550
Florence Sorensen 14550
Beulab Oarstensen 13800
Sigrid Jorgensen 13000
TO FERRET OPT GRAFT
Ibe Iowa Taxpayers Association Em
ploys Inspector To Work In Every
County In The State Of Iowa
fror many years, a custom baa grown
among dealers, that have business rela"
tiops with public officials, that is a
menace of good business principles, as
Wttll as good morals. Every man in a
public office is aware of it, and if he is
an honest and honorable official he is
humiliated by the stigma that is
thrown on him, and his office by less
•crapulous officials. In the past twen
ty ycusaserit of the article to be sold
does not enter into the transaction if
the buyer is making the purchase for
the publie. In all cases the seller holds
out a consideration to the offlieial,
which in many oases is accepted, and
the salve to hii conscience is 'that they
all do it." We, who live in a close com*
munity, like Guthrie County, do not
•ufier from this species of graft like the
more densely populated cities and
oounties, but we have been informed
that it has been attempted here. The
fact that the attempt to bribe the offi
cials in this county is known is good
evidence that if it had succeeded noth
ing wo,uld have been said about it. Ac
tion by the taxpapers of the state to
stop this method of securing busiuess,
is taking form and the following letter
received by one of the trustees, explains
itself.
Dear Sir:—During the last few years
the corrugated pipe concerns in this
state have been paying commissions to
township Trustees in payment for or
•ders given them for Corruggated Cul
vert Pipe.
This Association has arranged to em
ploy an inspector in every County of
the state and with the assistance of
.your County Attorney, proposes to pro
secute every oflicial receiving any dis
counts, commissions or bribes, in pay
ment for orde for corrugated culvert
pipe road tools, etc., from either a com
pany or its agents.
A violation of the statute means two
.years in the penitentiary, so govern
yourselves accordingly.
Respectfully Yours,
Iowa Tax Payers Association
—The Guthriau
WMEMORIAM
Of Mr. John Baumgartner Who Died
At His Home On Washington Street
Christmas Morning.
At his homo in Extra on Christmas
day, Mr. John Btuinpartner ceased
earthly toil. To him this world was
no7 an ideal one, and although he
lived the alloted time of man's exis
tence with a little borrowed time
thrown in, seventy-seven years and
nine days, his feeble condition made
hie battle for life a bard one indeed,
His kind heart and quiet, inofler.
aive nature, made for bim a host of
friends. For several years he has
been awaiting the summons, but bear
ing up to within the last few weeks
when his impaired health gave away
and he was rendered bedfast.
The funeral services were held in
the Catbolio Church Wednesday
morning at 10 o'clock, R9v. Hunlt of
ficiatihg. The remains were laid to
rest in the Catbollo Cemetery.
He leaves to mourn his death his
wife, one son and oue daughter.
Card Of Thanks
We thank one and all who so kind
ly assisted us during the sickness and
death of our husband and father.
Mrs. John Baumgartner
and Children
Masquerade Dance
There will be a Masquerade Dance
given at the K, P. hall on Monday
evening, Jan. 1,1912. Prizes will be
given to the best made up couple
and the moat comical couple.
HUNT MOUNTAIN SHEEP
W. C. Harned, Who Went Into Moun
tains Of Northern Wyoming Sends
Back Trophy Of His Prowess
A report of an interesting hunting
expedition comes from the far West,
together with a generous portion of a
rocky mountain sheep to bear evidence
to the "folks at home" that the tale is
true.
Mr. W. C. Harned, a son of Rev.
Harned, of Exira, was one of the p-iriv
which went, early this month up ii't
the Ram's Horn Mountains in nmt.i
ern Wyoming, to hunt mountain sheep.
Of all of America's big game, it is the
wariest and most difficult to get. Its
home is in the highest, wildest and
most inaccessible parts of the moun
tain ranges of the West. Merely to get
up into the places where the sheep
dwell, taxes the strength of the ordi
nary hunter. But to find them there
and, finding them, to get a "bead" on
them before they whisk from sight be
hind some crag or down into some far
away oanyon, is still another matter
an the man who lays one low must be
lucky as well as skillful, while to reaoh
the spot where it fell and to bring it
back again aoross yawning chasms and
over sheer precipices is some'imes. the
most difficult thing of all.
At any rate, Mr. Harned, who is a
skillful huntsman, was likewise lucky,
and succeeded in bringing one of the
creatures down. Getting it into camp
proved a Herculean task, involving a
night adventure in a de oanyoa,
which the hunters Bought to follow
down to the lowlands. A noisy moun
tain stream occupied the oanyon floor,
and they followed it until tbey reached
a place where the stream pluuged with
a roar into abysmal depths somewhere
below. A member of the party was
lowered oyer the edge by a blanket in
the hope that h^ might find bottom.
He failed but he dislodged a stone
from the wall bifcide him and listened.
It fell so long before striking bottom
that lie asked to be raised up very
quiokly. This was the signal for a
weary tramp in impenetrable darkn-ss
back up into the mountains again, for
the canyon was so narrow that they
could not camp.
The point is that they finally brought
the sheep out of the mountains, des
pite difficulties. Some of it came to
Exira, and ye Journal editor partook of
a portion oue day this week.
Baby Boy
A fine boy baby was born to lr.
and Mrs. George Kre.-s tn Audubon
township, Tueadtiy D^c. 26.b. Tbe
little etrauger coiries well recom
mended of sterling qual'ty.
New Lights Installed
Two more new lamps of latent
style, pattern and efficiency weie
added to the Main Street last week.
Our city dads ore certainly steering
in the right direction nowadays.
Box Sociable
A very social time was had at
Sub-District school house No. 2,
Audubon township Friday evening.
The crowd was much larger than
the floor space and many were
obliged to remain out of doora. A
very interesting program was ar
ranged by the teacher, Miss Edna
Luke.
Here From Kansas
Mrs. E. D. Powell and daughters,
Mary and Clara arrived here iaet
Saturday evening from Lawrence,
Kansas to enjoy Christmas holiday
with Mr. Powell and other relatives
and frieuds. The ladies are enjoy
ing good health in that south land
After returni' Home again they
don't expect to return here until af
ter the school year closes.
Christmas Presents
Our merchants prepared for a
heavy Christmas trade and they cer
tainly did not err in their judgment
in providing the goods. It has been
remarked that Exira has enjoyed
the beat Christmas trade ever in her
existence. While not near so many
small articles were sold, as are us
ually sold at the Christmas Holi
day season but the output of the
real valuable things so necessary
lo life and bappinea was very large.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Paige and
family arrived in tbis city Sunday
to spend Christmas at the home of
bis parents, George Paige and wife,
returning to their home in Atlan
tic Monday evening.
Journal's Piano Contest Closes 30th, 9:00 P.
26 YEARS OLD. EXIRA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1911. 11.00 PER YEAR
HOW THEY STAND
AT THE STROKE OF NINE
Last Call for the Whirlwind Contest—Thousands Waiting
Eagerly the Closing Hour of the Race
for Supremacy
JOURNAL'S CONTEST JUDGES
Ed Delahoyde, Cashier Exchange
Bank.
John VandeBrake, Asst. Ca«hier
Exchange Bank.
A. W. Harvey, Cashier "First Na
tional Bank.
The foregoing parties have consent,
cd to act b.s judges, and make the final
count Saturday night, December 30th
in the Journal's Double-District Piano
Voting Contest to determine the win
ners of the grand prizes.
They will make the official an
nouncement of the winners after the
final count of votes made. In their
hands is placed complete supervision
of the votes.
YOUR LAST Opportunity
The special offer that appears in this
issue will be the last offer made dur
ing the contest, and the candidates are
urged to secure all the subscriptions
possible, whether new or old, for every
vote will bring you nearer the goal of
success.
GRKAT EXCITEMENT
"Here they come down the stretch"
You have been to the races? Seated
in the grand Btand, waving your hat
and hurrahiug, as you crowd forward
to see the finish. Some one cries,
"Here tbey come down the stretch"
and you rise to your feet soreaming at
the top of your voice in the hope of
encouraging your favorite.
What a sight to thrill the nerves of
any lover of sport. No race was ever
run that was watched with keener
interest, than the great popularity
race which is now turning into the
last lap on the way to victory. The
people of the two districts are all ex
oitemeat and ready to cheer the con
testants who are entering the "home
stretch."
That's right. Give them all the en
couragement, for everyone ot the can
didates have done faithful work, aud
NOW comes the true test of friend
ship on your part. Help them with
your subscription, and do all you can
to bring your favorite under the wire
first.
The candidates should not let their
friends become disappoiuted in them
after helping them during tbe contest.
Show them that you are worthy of
their confidence tbey have placed in
you. Don't show the wrong colors
when the true test is at band.
Who will be under tbe wire first
Saturday night at nine o'clock! No
one can tell you as yet. While the
leaders are doing fine, while it looks
as though those ahead will be fimt,
there is always some possibility of a
candidate coming in with a "Garrison
Finish." A Garrison finish is one
where the winning racer keeps behiud
all the others until the last few mo
ments, then gathers itself together for
a great burst of speed, rushing past
the leaders, coming under the wire
r-
The Journal's Big Double Piano Contest Closes Decem
ber 30th, at 9:00 P. M., Western Union
Time. Watch Contest Closely
Just a Little Work May Land You in First Place—Just a Little
Indifference May Put You Out of
The Running
DOUBLE SPECIAL OFFER OF VOTES FOR THE LAST
TWO DAYS
20,000 extra votes will be given for every club of 10
new subscribers. Each subscription must he for 1 year.
50,000 extra votes will be given for every club of 20
new subscribers. Each subscription must be for 2 years.
This Double Special Offer begins Thursday, Dec.
28th and continues to close of contest Dec. 30, 9:00 p.m.
Ghe GRAND PRIZES
DISTRICT NO. 1
1 Hall & Son's Upright Grand Piano, value $300.00
1 Diamond Eing, value 35.00
1 Ladies' Gold Watch, value.. 20.00
DISTRICT NO. 2 I
1 Hall & Son's Upright Grand Piano, value 1300.00
1 Diamond Ring, value 35.00
1 Ladies' Gold Watch, value 20.00
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first "by.an eyetas'!." Nothing can
equal the surprise of the vanquished
racers uqder these ciroumstanoes.
Imagine the cyclone of excitement
there.wo,uld be around tbis section if
some candidate, who has remained
modestly in the rear guard, should
make a "Garrison Finish" the last
night Such a thing is entirely possi
ble, and we warn the leaders to look
for the unexpected "burst of speed"
wh.ch may develop on the part of
some competitor who is regarded as
already beaten. Just such things
have happened iti many other con
tests as the writer can testify. The
piuno would be all but won by some
candidate, and people hnrrahing in
anticipation of her great vicjory, when
at the luj-t moment the honors are
snatched from her by another candi
date who has been listed aa 'defeated.'
How do you know but that some
candidate has been saving up her
subscriptions, intending to cast them
ju-t before tbe ballot box closes, aud
what would you do if she wius over
you by an "eyeljsh?" Don't place too
much confidence in your prospect of
winniug, even though you were far
ahead when the last standing was
published. The only way to provide
against such a contingency, is to keep
hUBtling^every minute until the last
moment arrives, and you find your
self actually under the wire first, If
you believe yourself to be in the lead,
then do EVERYTHING IN YOUR
POWER TO KEEP IT. Work har
der for subscriptions now than you
ever did before and bring more pres
sure to bear upon the people who are
assisting you. KEEP THE VOTES
COMING, you will need them when
the final count is made. You don't
want to come within a hair's breath
of winniug the Piano and then lose it
by the lack of a few votes. It is
everyone's race, so go in and win.
Double your efforts from now to the
close. Dou't be content with what
you have, but strive fur more. This
is the home stretch. Now for tbe burst
of speed.
To THE CANDIDATES
All votes received since Thursday,
and hereafter will be immediately de
posited in the sealed ballot box, where
they will remain until Saturd ty night
December 30th at nine o'clock.
No votee will be counted in tbe re
turns if received after tbe contest is
declared closed therefore it is abso
lutely necessary that all votes and ev
ery subscription be in the ballot box
before the appointed time arrives. The
votes as they appear in tbis issue is an
absolutely correct count of all votes
that have been received. We feel con
fident that the candidates have had a
fair u- t. Toe number of votes in
id ixNue will be added to the con
teu the ballot box Saturday night,
uiahiug tliH grand total.
Meanwhile the hours are swiftly
pMsing, hours of golden opportunity.
IN INDIAN OCEAN
Mr. W. H. Beedle Writes Interesting
ly From Port Said, Egypt. Near
ly Aroand the World
Aboard Steamship Fernando Poo
At Sea, November 20, 1911
J. W. B. Cole,
Dear Friend:—We are having fair
weather now, and we are just coming
out of the Red Sea into the Indian
Ocean. I arrived at Port Said, Egypt,
Nov. 18th at 2:30 p. m. and werit ashore
at 4:00 p. m. I only had 3*4 hours
ashore so I spent most of my time run
ning around the streets and writing
post cards to my friends. Port Said is
a city oomposed of most every race on
earth and is the western terminal of
the great Suez Caoal. There are about
fifteen or twenty ships here all the
time. The city is built of stone and
the houses are very much like the hou
ses of Spain. The Egyptians are a
brown race as I suppose you already
know and they are nearly all Moham
medans. They dress almost the same
as we do especially in Port Said, with
the exception of hats for they wear red
turbans on their head and the Natives
compare favorably to the Americans in
size.
At 10:30 p. m. we sailed from Port
Said for Suez through the Canal which
is only 86 miles away but which took
us antil2:S0 p. m. the next day to get
there. We passed down through the
Canal and en one side fifty feet away
we could see the sandy desert of Africa
and on the other side was Asia. We
passed many ships while passing thre'
the Canal and also in the Red Sea. We
have hardly been out of sight of some
ship. We arrived at Suez at 2:30 p. m.
Nov. 16th and passed out into the Red
Sea. We only stayed at Suez one hour
and a half and at 4:00 p. m. we sailed
for Aden in Arabia.
Nov. 17th the weather was fine and
the Red Sea as smooth as ice the sun
was very hot and I had to put on my
light clothes. We made 235 miles.
Nov. 18th, weather was fine, sea
smooth. We made 286 miles. The
heat is fierce.
Nov. 19th, weather fina, sea smooth
We made 285 miles.
Nov. 20th, weather fine but warm,
sea somewhat rough. We are passing
out of the Red Sea into the Indian
Ocean. Land in sight ahead. We
made 205 miles up to now. We are due
at Aden sometime tomorrow before
noon. Aden is only 241 miles away
and I will tell you what I have seen
there from the next port I stop at
which will be Colombo on the Island
of Ceylon providing nothing happens.
Goodbye and give my best regards to
all my old Audubon County friends.
Your Friend,
W. H. Beedle,
Manilla, P. I.
Polioe Dept.
Surprised The Dutchman
Juat as that jolly du:chmaD, lly
Krauel and his good wife had fin
ished butchering a hog a party of
his neighbors and friends called to
appraise Mrs. Kjauel that the occa
sion commemorated her birtbday
That which followed was a "dutch
love feast" and everybody was hap-
pv-
E. J. Freeman Hurt
While Mr. E. J. Freeman was un
loading a large smoke Btack from a
ear, for his Electric Light plant in
Audubon a few days ago, a pulley
overhead became unfastened and in
falling struck Mr. Freeman on one
of his legs breaking one of tbe
bones. Tbe Journal extends sympa
thy aad trust that no complications
will arise to prejudice its healing.
Erected Monuments
Mr. Deau, of the firm of Dean &
Welch, Harlan, erected in Maple
Grove Cemetery in Audubon two
beautiful monuments to mark the
earthly home of the late J. C. Bur
key and Mrs. F. R. McLaughlin
Their death is a great loss to rela
tives and friends and we cherish
their memory.
Women Keep Geese
A Missouri woman has a goose
that was given her when she was
twenty-one years old. But pshai
there is many a women in Exira
and Audubon too we suppose—who
still has the goose she got on her
wedding day.
The merry jingle of the aleigh
belle, calling tbe youngsters for
joy ride, ia quite numerous.
BUSINESS SOLD
Atlantic Implement Company Was
Sold Last Week To Nelson &
Hoegh. Will Open February I
The Atlantic Implement Company,
stock and business has been sold out
right to Nelson & Hoegh and the stock
will be moved into the new Needles
building at once. The consideration
of the deal is not known. Will Jones
will go over to the new firm and be an
employe and will be a valuable asset to
the business.
The Nelson & Hoegh firm is arrang
ing its affairs rapidly to enter the new
quarters and they will have one of the
biggest and best stores in this part of
the country. They hope to get into the
building and be able to open for busi
ness by Feb. 1st.—Atlantio Telegraph.
A PIONEER GONE
Came To Audubon County In Year Of
1876. Gone To Monte Christo,
Texas To Reside
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Shingledecker, who
have lived in Audubon County for 34
years or more are transferring their in
terest to the Sunny South Land.
Wishing a more congenial climate in
which to reside during the sunset of
their lives have ohosen Monte Christo
tlie Utopia of the United States—as
their abiding place benceforth. They
have certainly used good judgment in
choosing the'r new home. Near
enough to the tropios to raise tropical
fruits and vegetables and far enough
from the wintry zephyrs of the north'
land to sympathize with their friends
left behind. The Shingledeckers are
first class people and the County is un
fortunate in losing them. May success
be theirs.
iNEW BOOKS
Following Is The List Of New Books
Which Have Been Installed In
The Public Library Recently
Girl ef the Golden West
A Safety Match
The Bishop of Cotton Town
Carpet from Bagdad
I)r. David
The Following of the Star.
The Harvester.
Havoc
The Iron Woman
The Last Galley
The Life Everlasting
Mary Midthorne
Money Moon
Mother Carey's Chickens.
My Lady of Doubt
The Ne'er-Do-Welf
Out of the Primitive
The Ke. ret Garden
Weaver of Droams
Winning of Barbara Worth
Daughter of the Rice
Max
Adventure of Bobby Orde
Roger Paulding Apprentice
Old Ben
Fighting for the Flock
Billy! His summer Awakening
Captain Eri
6 Volumes Rover Boys Series.
DELIGHTFUL SURPRISE
Old Friends And Neighbors Of Mrs.
E. B. Holmes Surprise Her While
Visiting At The Ed Young Home.
One of the most pleasant events
of the season occurred last Thurs
day evening at the home of Ed
Young ia Greeley Township.
Tbe guest of honor was Mrs. E.
Holmes, who left her old home in
Greeley, several years since, aud re
turned for the first time about two
weeks ago for a visit at tbe Ed
Young home. Here she was sur
prised and completely overwhelmed
by about twenty-five of her old
neighbors aud friends, who came
at tbe "instigation" of Miss Bonnie
Young to bid her welcome.
It was an evening of rare enjoy
ment, in which true friends, who
bad toiled and known life's troubles
in common, mingled together again
Delightful refreshments were serv
ed, and the evening's pleasures
closed with a hearty Godspeed for
the old neighbor whom all bad long
since learned to love.
Mrs. Carl Anderson Freed
Mrs. Carl Anderson, who was un
der indictment for the murder of
her stepson, at Audubon laet week
was acquitted of premeditated
crime. Tbe verdict meets tbe appra*
val of the general public.
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