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-Ml THE ELK HORN CDT-OFF Dressmaking School Impression Becoming General that KJ,Ver to River Boad Should Be Altered between Exira and Walnut ROUTE CAN BE SHORTENED I Will f^romote Harmony between Boosters for River to River and White Pole Routes across State. HQore than ever before, it has be come apparent tihis summer that a mistake was made in laying out the celebrated River to River Road through this section of the state. It would have been better if the new. famous route had not been pro jected through Aitlaintic in the first place and it would be better now if it were changed. The reason is two-fold. The most important one perhaps is that At lantic is several miles removed from the natural route across the. stale, which the River to River Road is supposed to take and that city was only reached by making a wide detour which made the distance be tween Des Moines and the Bluffs greater by 'nearly ten miles. There is a good road from Exira to Walnut, for example, by which these two towns, both of which are on the River to River Road, are onlv twenty six and a half miles apart. But by going through Atlantic, as the route is now travel ed, the distance is better than thirty Hive miles. This is tin itself an ex cellent, not to say a conclusive reas on why the route should be change* 4 However, there is another. Atlan tic is hostile to the River to River Road. It is hard to see why this should be, but the fact seems undis putable. lit is difficult for a tourist to get thro.ugh that city without hearing the River to River Road "knocked" and the White Pole Road "boosted and this notwithstanding the. fact, that the River to River Road is at present and has been for some time by far the better of the two. The above is complained of not oaJy in Esija, but1 in Walitut and Avoca, beyond Atlantic, which indi cates that tourists through thai city have to run the gauntlet both going and coming. But regardless of/ this, a Shorte ning of the River to River Road by nearly tern miles would be a big con sideration to tourists across the state. The new route would take them thru' the beautiful country settled by our irich Danish friends, who will delight in showing every hospitality that the travelers cam ask for. Their homes are beautiful and picturesque. Their roads are kept in condition through pride, rathor than by Club or Highway Commission. Elk Horn is a notably, pretty place. On this new route, the people are In har mony with the movement, and trav elers may be assured that after leaving the little city of Exira where they will receive every cour tesy, their route to Walnut will lead through ocne of the most beautiful sections of Iowa. Viewed from any angle, the Jour nal is of the opinion tttat this ques tion of an Edk Horn cut-off should receive serious and prompt atten tion ait the hUnds of the manage ment of the River to River Road. OxcoseUs Blcase We quote a Kansas editor In apoidgizing for our errors. There's no sense In making them as you can see for yojirself. "We apoligize for all the mis takes in former issues. They were Inexcusable' as all the editor has to do is ito hunt news and clean the rollers, and set type, and sweep the floor, and pen short Items, and fold papers, and write wrappers, and make the paste and mail the papers, and distribute type, and carry wa ter, and pack wood, and read proofs and hunt the. shears, and write edi torial and dodge the bills, and dnn delinquents, and take cussiings, and tell our subscribers we must have money—we say we've no busi ness to make mistakes while attend ing to these little matters and get ting our living on hopper tail soup flavored with imagination, wearing old shoes, and no collar, and being obliged to turn a smiling counte nance to the man who says our pa -0r ain't worth a dol'ar anyhow and t.ha« he could jnaki a better one with his eyes shut." Henry Foes and wife and Miss Nora spent Sunday at the J. Wah lert home in the country. Mrs. Connrardy's class in dress making, started Monday with the following young ladies enrolled: Edna Esbeck, Exira. Chri&tena Hansen, Brayton. Chrlstena Daugaard, Brayton. Emma Fischer, Woodbine. Dorothy Fischer, Woodbine. Minnie Thygesen, A)udubon. Anna Juhl, Marne. COMMISSION IN BAD Two Members of Iowa's Railroad Commission Called to Accoufnti for Making Snap Judgment in State Ftilr Case. Contrary to their usual custom the railroads of Iowa have this year refused to grant excursion rates for the State Fair at Des Moines. This refusal was apparently the result of a premeditated plan whereby the railroads are to refuse such rates in Iowa hereafter for any gathering of any kind. 7 It seems that they haye never recovered firom the shock they re ceived when tha two-cent fare and anti-pass laws were passed in Iowa and that notwithstanding the facts that they are grafting cheaper rates In other two-cent fare states, and also the other more important fact that they are making more mo ney out of. their passenger service than ever before, they are going to "get back" at Iowa. A committee of business men of Des Moines took up the matter with the Railroad Commissioner and were told that they Njhad 26 YEARS OLD EXIRA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1912 1 Hi Sena Petersen, Exira. %. Mary Petersen, Audubon. Anna Rasmussen, Exira. Albena Hansen, Exira. Marion Hansen, Audubon. .• Elizabeth Topp, Audubon. Mary Hjueler, Audubon. Dorothy Blaier, Exira. Miss Kathryn Decker, teacher of the Burlington Dressmaking schools, is spending this week with her friend, Mrs. Oonnrardy and visit ing our flourishing school. no' pow-^r to change the rate'unless* Che compan ies were charging more than the legal rate. One of the commission ers, Clifford Thorne, dissents from this view and quotes the law in proof of his opinion. It seems that his views are absolutely sound and that whatever decision the com missioners themselves may make iix the matter there is no question that the courts if resorted to will uphold the law as, passed by (he legislature. Mr. Thorne in his open letter makes the charge that the com mission, has never made such a rul ing while he was present, and inti mates that the other commissioners, Mes&s. Palmer and Ketchum, have taken snap judgment in the mat ter. The fair association has taken ii up amd we will probably find out what the courts think about it. It's a sure thing that if our present commission doesn't have this power the next legislature ought to give it to them as soon as they meet. Incidentally, voters ought to look into the records of two of the can didates for re-election to this com mission before the "Tuesday next after the first K|onday" of the com ing November? Thirtieth milestone About fifty friends of the Rev. S. M. Smith surprised him on the occasion of his thirtieth birthday last Wednesday mid fearing that he might forget tlio fleeting moments ot time leflt a beautiful Cathedral China clock as a token of their re gards Coins Against Big People W, J. Gregg of the Parmer Farm has picked the choice of their best stock and yesterday loaded them In to an American Percheron Hoi|ie Car Co. car and left for Des Moines to go agalnist some of the best hog raisers in America. They had a banner covering nearly one-third of the car bearing these words: "For exhibition at the Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, August 22 to 30 The Farmer Farm, Farmington, Minn., breeders of high class Berkshires." 'Brother farmers, did you ever stop •to think that just such stunts as this is what helps make land worth ?100 per acre?—Dakota County Tri bune RUN OVER BY A MILITANT WEEKLY DEVOTED TO TRUTH AND CIVIC RIGHTEOUSNESS Among other results of the trip are two proposals, which county and township officials should act upon. Postmaster Wilson Of Audubon Vic tijn of Accident but Not Serious ly Injured. All escaped safely except Post master Wilson, whose foot' was ruin, over before he could remove it from the right of way. It was somewhat bruised and crushed, but the Injury was not serious. BAD EGGS WARNING WANTS CO-OPERATION HRS. CHAMNESS DEAD '-i Rock Island Company Is Ready to Improve Public Road Crossings and to Go After Weeds. Mr. W. M. Whiten ton,' 'general manager of the Rock Island Rail road, has been traveling by auto through that part of Iowa in which his company operates. The first "relates to 'improvement of crossings, the other to eradica tion of weeds along the right of way In both cases the company, calls for the co-operation of local officials. Mr. Whitenton's statement in the matter follows: "One thing I shall do and that is to grade, plank and improve our crossings all over the state. 1 think the supervisors should help us in, the matter of gracing to our crossings and in cutting down weed I have instructed road masters all over the state to go over their ter ritories and look for physical' defect If the counties will cut down the weeds to our tracks we will take care of the .weeds on our property Wihile the weather has gvien us great crops it has also given us great weeds. In some cases you cannot see the tracks until you are on them." ,|- An automobile runaway thru might have resulted far more ser iously occurred between Kimballton and Elk Horn lastThursday evening. Messrs. H. J. Hoogeanakkor, Harp Wilson, S. C. OuiTti- Amos Fancier and Frank Leavens, all of. Aud'Uibon, were .returning fix»m the Harlan Fair. In climbing a hill it was necessary to change gear, the clutch failed to work, and the brake would not hold. The machine ran quicks ly down the hlli again, while its passengers scrambled out-is best they might. The Iowa Pure Food law, Section 4999-a22, part seventh,, defines food as adulterated and PROHIBITS its sale, "if it consists of the whole or any part of a diseased, filthy, de composed or putrid animal or vege table substance." The commission er holds that this includes BAD EGGS. -'H S'fi It is therefore unlawful for the FARMER to sell or offer for sale bad eggs to the merchant. It is also unlawful for the MER CHANT to sell or offer for sale bad eggs to his patrons or to jobbers. In the interest of fair dealing and the enforcement of- law, this de partment urges all farmers, deal ers 'and jobbers to give the widest publicity to this circular, and t^ assist in the enforcement of the sta tute by voluntary compliance with the same. By so doing it will not be necessary for penalties to be enforced, and the financial interest of all who sell or handle eggs will be advanced. A FEW SUGGESTIONS AS TO THE CARE OF EGiGS Provide plenty of clean, dry nests. Egga shou be gathered daily in cool weather and twice a day in hot or rainy weather. Use dirty and small eggs at home. Do not wash eggs. Keep your eggs in a cool, dry place, free from odors. If kept in the ce'lar do not set egg case on a damp floor. Mar ket eggs as often as possible. Keep eggs cool or out of the sun when taking them to town. Every farm er should have an egg candler and candle all questionable eggs. A conservative estimate made by this department shows that the annual 'oss on eggs and poultry to the farmers and merchants of Iowa ds over $7,000,000.00, caused by improper care and handling. Is it not worth your while to consider ithls matter? 'ma- w. '.•A1' b. BARi\ri y.%\ Commissioner. Da, M-nnes, Iowa, May 20. 1012." lis. Mfcs. C. J. Chamness, formerly Miss Lucia Belle Lass, of Audubon, Dies after Long Illness. Mrs. C. J. Chamness, niece of Mrs. Mary Fulton, of Exira, daugh ter of Dr. and Mrs. D. G. Lass, who formerly resided in Audubon, died at Elkville, Illinois, August 15th. Death terminated a lingering ill ness of seven weeks' duration, dur ing which her suffering was in tense. The funeral occurred August 20, in Ocheyedan, Iowa, where her hus band and parents live. THE DYING PARTY The Man Who Supports Corruption isfc Ticket This Year Does So with Wavering Conscience am! Halting Step. The time has been when, men were proud to w«jr the emblem of the republican party. It was a badge of honor, and they not onlv gloried in the achievements of the good old party but spent themselves gladly in Its battles for righteous principles. It is so no longer. Have you in all these last weeks come across the man, whose eye lighted up and whose chest swelled out as he told you he expected to support Taft this year? .He is nowhere to be found. The -men who are still standing by the corrupt crowd, who hold the reins in the Republican party at present are not proud of it, you may be sure. Far from it. Their minds are vacillating, their steps arc halting, and their consciences wav ering. Every man Knows the reason and they, knv ving that everybody knows it, are half ashamed. The is no enthusiasm. The fires or party loyalty are dead. T)he men who support Taft car do it as a matter of form, but not of. principle. But American mau hodd is found this year, as it ha: been, in other years, standing for principle. Many a man will step out from the republican ranks this fall with borrow. He will do it because by staying in, he would be directly supporting and defending graft and Special Privilege in their most cor rupt and dangerous forms. No hon est man cares to be the tool oi crooked men. It is most eortainly true that the republican party this year is ruled by the most despica ble, loathsome, and notorious grafters in all the land. The Council Bluffs Nonpariel put it as follows: "You can, nail the name, republi can, to any political masthead yox. choose you can paste a lobster la bel to a can of sweet corn, bu" the name in neither case changes the character of the contents. Re publicanism under Boies Penrose and Wlilliam Barnes has neither the spirit, the 'essence nor the form that it had under Lincoln. Taft aud BalHnger a^e one thing and Roose velt and Pinchot are something dif ferent. What men should seek in these things is substance and not names." 1-1 Pink Sodal The yo.ung people, assisted by ithe Ladies Aid of the Congrega tional Church will entertain on the lawn of the W. C. Sturgeon home Wednesday eve, September 4 th. Ice cream, cake, etc., will be served. Different entertainment under the management of a good committee,is being planned. Who is It? Everybody invited. Come and be sociable. Christian Church We are gratified at the interest in our services during the hot weather we have had. Next Lord's Day the subject af th (morning .ervic- will be "When art Thou" and at the evening ser vice "What Addition and Sub traction Have Done to Wreck Chris tianity." Mr. Gleorge Davis, son and wife and Mr.. Little and wife, all of 'Chicago, autoed to the Joe Whee ler home, five miles east of this city, Sunday of last week and visi ted the former's niece, Mrs. Wheel er until Tuesday. M^s. John Jenkins Died at Her Home, Tuesday Afternoon, after Years of Suffering. i| Mrs. Esther M. Jenkins, wife of Mir. John Jenkins, died at her home in this city, Tuesday afternoon, Au gust 27, at 5:00 o'clock. She has been ailing for over two years and hardly any of the time able to walk down town. For the past four months she has been bed fast. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, Wednesday at 30 p. m., Rev. Harned officiating. Interment was made in the Exira Cemetery. Mfriry, As you kiss his sweet lips o'er and o'er, That his mamma is waiting and ^.watching, Just across on the opposite shore. So close to the brink of the river, She's standing from day to day, That sometimes she hopes to catch glimpses Of his sweet little face o'er the way. 'STAR BOARDER' COWS What Is Done with Them" Else where, and Really Ought to Be Done with l'hein in Audubon Count) •. ,1 Some weeks ago the attention, ot Journal readers was called to the rontarkable record being made by a dairy, association in Kossuth coun ty. Iowa. These associations, formed for the primary purpose of testing the fat producing qualities of Individual cows Ln dairy herds, are not a new thing. There are very many of them, not only in. Europe, where the Idea originated, but In the United States as well. The plan usually followed is for a considerable rnumber of farmers to join together and employ an ex pert, who tests all cows owned by members of the association regu larly. The next step is of course to "weed out" the unprofitable ani mals, and replace them with the other kind. The result is that dairying be comes very profitable. The fact Is that the eve rage untested herd of dairy cows Is NOT very profitable because of individual star boarder cows that hardly more than pay for their keep. But when these are re placed with good cows, the aver age yield of butter fat per cow per year often iQcreases from thirty to fifty percent or more and the busi ness straightway begins to pay di vidends of the Standard Oii kind. In view, of the fact that many cows are actually producing but ter fat at a cost of ten to fifteen cents per pound, while there are many others which can not pro diuce it for not less than thirty-five cents per pound, it seems like sound business that owners should find out which is which. The dairy association lidea offers a solu tino which works and It is hard to sec why it should not be taken up in Audubon County as well as elsewhere. wo 1 Complete obituary will be givan next week. Asleep In Jesus Floyd Albert Heckman, son of Mr. and Mrs. August lleekuiarj, was born the evening of August 6th, and died later tha same pveninjr living but a few short hours The funeral services were con ducted at the house by Rev. Smith of Exira on August 8th The re mains were laid to rest iu the Ed wards Cemetery. The pall bearers were Messrs. Wilson Huff, Emil Heckman, Herman Heckmann and John Aupperlee, all uncles of the deceased. Kind Mary dear mother of Jesus, Go search through the heavenly band, And when you have found our littl" darling Reach down ar.d take hold $1.00 PER YEAR LONG SICKNESS FATAL'AUTO GOES INTO DIKB or his hand, P' *v?V And lift him close to your bosom, And nestle his hr8d oi your oreas For it must be by this time he's longing In some mother's arms to find rest. Oh whisper these words to hip, Mrs. Nora Beefs of Atlantic Nar rowly Avoids Serious Accident near Oakfield, Sunday Evening. MTS. Nora Beers, of Atlantic, had narrow escape last Sunday eve ning while out joy riding. She was going up the Anderson 1,111 near Oakfield when she spied another auto coming toward het- and .on tunning out, the auto went into a dee® ditch. Several men of Brayton went to her rescue and pulled the car out. No damage was done. .' MOTORCYCLE MISHAP Two Audubon Young Men Collide at High Speed at Fair rounds, Sunday Evening. A serious motorcycle accident oc curred at the fair grounds at Audu bon Sunday evening abort five o'clock. Nick Berger and Clarence Tur ner were speeding about the race track in opposite directions when, In meeting, one turned the wrong way and a head-on collision result ed with both machines traveling at high speed. Thg impact was so violent that both machines and riders were hurled through the fence, snap ping off a post and breaking sev eral boards. Clarence TTurner was seriously in jured. His right leg was broken below the knee, the flesh lacerated, and tendons and ligaments torn loose and his Tight arm was bro ken. Berger was bruised up slome but mot badly hurt. Both machines were demolished. Turner is In a hospital at Atlan tic. It is believed that he will recover but will be permanently crippled. k: Hethodist Church Subject for Sunday morning at l'l "The, True Fopnda&oca of U» Qhirlst dhurch." Subject for evening "The Hon est Mian." The truly Tich man has a bank account in Heaven. Many changes will take place beyond the grave. Let no man take thy crown Barbara Kurtenbach of "Wipta is visiting friends here a few days this week. Miss Clara Tibben is agaiih clerk ing in the Petersen store 'afteT a two week's vacation. Miss Olga Larton returned to her duties at the E. D. CottOu store Tuesday after a week's vacation. Mr. Samuel Crane departed Wed nesday for Indianapolis, Indiana, ,to visit relatives and friends a few weeks. Lena Larson, sister of MTS. Ne'ls Hansqp, went to Adair last 'Monday afternoon to visit a few days with relatives. Ed Wahlert and the Misses Em ma Jacobsen and Laura Tibben are attending the State Fair at Des Moines this week. Nick Thielen, Barney Doffing, George Hunt and Lee McAninch au toed to Nebraska last Sunday after-' noon on a business trip. John I. Hensley and Sam Brown visited last Saturday at the homes, of I. P. Hallock and John Jenkins In Oakfield and Brayton. Mr. and Mrs! J. B. .!Lvi?01eman, son, James, and daughter,, Geral dine, arrived in the city Tuesday' to make their future home. Hensley and Thielen have shipped a car of cattle every day ttils week. They are giving the highest price for beef in this neighborhood. The ball game last Thursday be tween the Merchants and the Exira Boosters resulted In the score of 14 to 4 In favor of the Exira Boosters Mrs. Fred Wilkins came up from Atlantic last Saturday to visit heir parents, Mr. and Mrs. John I. Hen sley, returning to her home Satur-' day. Mr. Lee Hough and Mr. Clarence Jiayne of Washington, Iowa, arrived in the city last Monday to visit with relatives a,t .tb,e. E. P. Jayner home. %v.