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Audubon County journal. (Exira, Iowa) 1884-1993, December 17, 1914, Image 1

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To Mr. and Mrs. Phil Hanson of
St. Paul, Minnesota was born a girl
baby ton Saturday Dec. 12tih. This is
the first arrival in the family and
let us hope she may mot be the last.
Phil writes that mother and babe
are doing wrell and are in the Hos
pital where the best of care can be
had. Mae. Hanson will be remember
ed as Grace Lancelot and was a ty
po in tlie Journal office for several
The little angelic creature has
ccume to a good home and being
bred and born English, and Nonvei
gan will have all the Excellence
chastity and exaltation of character
of her mother and all the Mettle
spirit, honor, courage and fortitude
of her father. .She's born right and
let us hope Mi at this, little grand
daughter will be a comfort- and a
blessing to us all.
The Christmas shopping in Exira
this year uip to this time was the
heaviest known here for many years
The stores are loaded with good
things to eat., drink and to wear
For ornamentation and for useful
ness v*
Tlhe cauin.
tens, cases, and silnelv
ing display the richest of useful ar
ticles thiat will make handsome and
useful presents.
•Qfood^ moved quite flas^t,
week and the merchants are looking
fo»r an enormous .trade tomorfrrlow
and Saturday.
Com® in, join the crowd and buy
a present for—well if you can't
find any one else on will fill to be
stow yioiw favor, try the Journal.
'J The girl wC'io is unkind to lie.r
mother isn't worth a tinker's dog
gone. This isn't written in any pari
of the Bible, but it's written in
the ihiisitory of thousands and thous
ands of misfit, homes. If one of
you boys ever run across a girl
with her face full of roses with
eyes that would dim the lustre of
a Colorado sky and with a voice that
would make the song of an angel
seem discordant, and she says,J/'^as
she comes to the door:
"I caul go for a few minutes I've
got to 'help mother with the dishes.'
Don't give her uip. Stick to 'her like
*&• ibirtrr on a mule's tail. Just sit
down on the door-step and wait
If she joins you in two or three
minutes so much the better but
you have to stay there on the
dooirs-itep for a half- hour, or an
flicnr, yjou just wait for her. 1
YOU don't somebody .else WILL and
in time you'll be saury. For you'll
realize what yon have lost.
Wait for her, boy. She's worth it
4 Tine oiutpnit of lead pencils in th
United States amounts to 1,000,000
a day and it requires 7,000,000 cu
ft. ol' wood for their manufacture
As few people carry sharp knives
with whdcli to sharpen them for use
it is not practicable to use hard
woods ai'iil cedar has beam used al
most exclusively.
As the supply of cedair is dimin
ishing rapidly the Forest Service
and manufacturers base been some
what worried over the lumber sit
Joe Myers is puitting on some
good films of late. The Bunny film
la-it Thiursday was well worth the
No one would complain at paying
fifteen cents to see such a produc
tion as Bunny in his effort to sep
arate hds da.u.gh'ter from her
"choice" Cu.tey.
Mr. Myers advertised it well and
was repaid with two full houses.
Quite v. number from the country
attended, showing that it pays to
He comes right down the chimney
When the Christmas bells are rung.
When little folks are fast asleep
-Vrul stockings all are lining.
Ml loaded down with pretty things,
With guns and dolls and drums
So be sure and hang your stockings
Where he'll see 'em when he comes.
You might hear him swiftly com
Riding on the wintry blast
His reindeer team a-jingling, -aw
And their hoofbeats falling fast.
His furs are black with chimney
Hit beard is wCite as snow,
His sleigh is full of pretty toys
You ought to hear him go. ifgf|
He lights upon the sleety roof
And' doesn't Sjop a ml mute
He jumps upon the chimney top,
And down he jumps within it
He pauses on the hearthstone,
And takes a little peep
To see if all the curly heads
Are safe in bed asleep*.
Me go*s about on tiptoe,
Nor makes a bit of noise.
He fills lip all the stockings
With sugar plums and toys
And then he gives a Utile laugh
Pops up this chimney quick,
And off he jing les on the wind.
The jolly old St. Nick.
It is found after a long series of
experiments that juniper is the most
available substitute for red cedar
and arrangements are being made
by some of largest manufacturers
for lumber rights in the ,r junipei
lajids of New Mexico.
1 -!0G West oTtih Place,
Los Angeles, Cal
Dec. 11.1 9 N
Editor of Audubon Co. Journal,
Dear Sir:
1 write to inform you of the death
of my ather, ohm W. Dodge of thii
city, at the age of 81 years. He
was owe o8 the pic.t&eers ofl Audu
bon Co. from which plr.ee he mov
ed in IS S3 to Los Angeles, Cal. He
died Nov. 29th.
lU'sp. Yours. Jiw
Clias. E. Dodge.
We wish to thank the friends,
neighbors and I. O. O. F. Lodge for
their kindness, assistance and flor
al offerings during the illness and
burial of our dear hfusiband ^nd
Mrs. T. J. Essington and family.
A new Catholic chaiuch will probab
ly be built iu Odeholt next. The
leading members of the parish have
recently taken up the question of
raising funds for the erection of a
parochial school to cost between ten
and fifteen thousand dollars. Those
promoting the proposition expect
to begin during the winter or early
spring not only the work of raising
funds but of constructing the build-.
1 4
Its getting to be a common occuri
ance that when the youngsters want
to get married they will slip a
way to Omaha or some other sea
port town and have the kmot tied.
But who would have supposed
that Bert Beers and Tora Sorensen
won Id be guilty of doing the like.
At Omaha last week Bert Beers
and Miss Tora Sorensen were -unit
ed in the Holy Bonds of Matrimo
Miss Sorensen has beeau the chief
assistant at the Spoo Bros.' restaur
ant for several months a responsi
ble position that few can fill. She
is endowed with all the graces and
oliarms, and will make a true and
noble wife.
Bert is one of us, born and rais
ed near Exira and is known by all
the younger set. He is a skilled ma
chinist and is the clever auto re
pair man at the H. P. Hansen Auto
mobile garage. During the auto
season his services ace ia great de
mand and his practical eye usually
detects troubles wihere they exist.
The Journal extends congratula
Whereas, it has plersed the^Al
'niightiy Creator to eu.tr our midst
and remove from among us to the
bourne from wl.iev.ee no traveler re
turns our beloveed brother, Thomas
J. Essington
Be it resol\ed that we the "mem
bers of Audubon Lodgie I. O. O. F.
No. 217 of Brayton Iowa deeply
mourn the loss of our beloved fel
low member.
Be it resolved that a record of
these resolutions be spread on t.he
minutes of said Lodge.
Be it fur 'her resolved that a copy
of these resiolntk|n{? be presented
to the immediate family of our de
ceased brut! e". Done at Brayton, la.
this 12th. da. of Dec. 1914.
J. A. Johnsc.n, E. Wood and J.
W. Cannon. Cjinnii tee.
As a result of t'r.e November e
kclioi'.p there aie now fourteen
ates in the dry column. They are,
Arizona, Coloiado, Georgia Kanjsas
Maine Mississippi, Noitli Carolina,
North Dako. a, Oklahoma, Oregon
Tennessee, Virginia, Washington aai
Vh ginia.
Ca" iloriiia! and Ohio, out of the
six t-tates in which st.nte wide prohi
bition amendments were voted on in
Novtmber elected to.remain in the
wet column.
In Ohio the new amendment to
the constitution practically placs
ti state in the wet column for
ever as it provides that no liquor
legislation shall he introduced into
the legislature.
The states that have voted Vlry
during the year 1914 are Arizona,
Colorado, Oregon, Washington and
The champion rabbit hunter thus
far this season is Frank Schmidt.
Tuesday last he brought in 38 and
shot everyone with a 22 rifle.
Mr. Schmidt is a paititer and
decorator and is quite skillful with
the rifle as the fruits of his labor
would indicate, lie kindly remember
ed the Journal with a couple of fine
IIev. Mrs. Getty's goods arrived
Thursday and tlie lady is now com
fortably situated in the Congrega
tional Parsonage.
i* .*'4-
'jyi- mJ
a" $U
Boost IFor IE3xira, Tlie City Beaaatifxil
Ppibfibly few people in ail gary
outside of certain) horsemen, re
alize that within a short distance
of Calgary is the fastest three-year
old pacer in the world to-day.
This colt is patris de Ore and
is owned by J. W. McCLain of Mon
arch. This wonderful pacer was
raced six times in three and four
year-old races on the Western
Canada circuit this year and never
lost a heat or race and incidently
got a mark of 2:22 1-4 at Brandon
At Regina it was rumored that
ti:ij colt paced ai mile in 2:11 1-4
in a workout and as that was
within two seconds of the worlds
record for a half mile track for
a' three-year-old pacer, which is
2:09 .1-4 all horsemen were won
dering how fast this colt could pace.
It was then that an incident turn
ed up to show that Mr. McClain
-ajnd Mr. Stenvart, the trainer knew
and were saying little of just
iiow fast this colt could pace. It waa
while a discussion was om of a
matched race between College Gent
06 1-4 and Homer Mac 2:06 1-2
of the greatest horses in Canada.
Mr. MoClaan who also owns Homer
Mac as welll as Patric de Oro said
he did'nt know whether Homer Mac
•conljd beajt Collegiei Gent or not,
but he had one pacer wilno conld,
and he was only a colt. Two days
later e-Veity horseman knew^fgjwhy
this statement was made as" Pat
ric de Oro paced a full mile on
Edmonton track in 2:08 1-4 or one
second faster than the worlds re
cord for amy pacer of his a©e on
a half mile track. Three of tihe most
competent' horsemen in Alberta
tiniefc% tliiii" remarkable per
formance and as each was an. ex
pert timer no possible error could
be made on the time.
Mr.McClain is now- training this
wonderful colt for the ice races
in eastteirn. Canada and will finish
••hiis training on the Calgary track
and expects to arrive here on Fri
day next.
Th© Turf club are endeavoring
to a:ia:ige to have him exhibited at
their race meet on Saturday next
a: -should they succeed every per
son attending will have a.n. oppor
tunity of seeing the pacer who is
the fastest in the world today at
his age.
Some idea of the value of the
gpeait colt can bei gained when a
certain Calgary h.orse lover offered
Mr. McClai'i $5,000 for him, and to
use the would be buyer's
own (words
"iicClain only laughed at the offer.'
is safe to say tlhnt even $10,
oi'O would be as cheerfully refused.
Such a great showing speaks wel
for Alberta climate as this colt
has been raised and trained in. Al
berta since a year and a half old.
-Calgary News.
Fifty-two Weeks in the year the
editor of a newspaper is a machine,
grinding out news for his readers.
Ho has no regular working hours
News is news and is .standard
is that the rews belorgs to his pat
rons. He works when there is work
to be done, which means that he
works all tbei time. His mission in
life is t.o boost along his fellow man
land business in general of his home
and nearby towns. This he does con
scientiously and to the best of his
ability sticking to it. from morning
until .night every day In the week,
and fifty-two weeks in the year.
The great majority ef the editor's
subscriptions too empire about this
time of the year, either in Deoembei
or the first of January. He looks foi
ward to this season as his harvest—
tilin time when he will be rewarded
for his year's labor.
If. you dear reader are one whose
subscription has expired or is about
to expire, send us your renewal now
It is due us we have earned it, and
you will feel all the better for start
ing oi't on ?. new year with your pa
er paid abead.
It is to be hoped (that when the
old school house is offered for
sale that some one with' a progress
ive spirit, and a heart right for the
good of The City Beautiful will buy
the structure and convert it into cot
tages for rent.
The old building is rich in goiojd
lumber, and in tearing it dewn, if
care is exercised enough material
(can be saved to "build (three cfr
four good cottages.
The cottages would be taken
completed at a fair rental, making
it a good investment for some one.
I've stopped the paper, yes I have,
I didn't like to do it,
But the editor lie got too smart,
Ar.d I allow he'll rue it.
I am a man who pays his debts
And will not be insulted,
So when the editor gets smart
I want to be consulted.
I took the paper 'leven years
And help him all I could sir,
But when it come to dunnin' me
I didn't think he would, sor.
But that he did, and you can bet
It made me hot as thunder
I says, "I'll stop that sheet, I will
If the doggone thing goes under."
I hunted up the editor
And fer his cunnin' caper
I paid him 'LEVEN years and quit!
Yes, sir, I stopped the paper.
Whatever happens, never forsake
a l'riend. When enemies gather,
when sickrets falls on the heart,
when the world is dark and cheer
less is tlie tinve to try true, friend
ship. Tltey who turn from scenes
of distress be their hypocrisy,
and prove that interest only moves
If you have a friend who loves
you, who lias studied your interest
ar.a happiness be sure to sustain
him in adversity. Let him feel that
his love was not thrown away.
Real fidelity nuiy be rare but it
exists in the lieart. They only deny
its worth and power who never lov
ed a friend or labored to make a
friend happy.
I wish to express my thankfulnesb
to my -many friends who have been
so kind to me during my illness. I
als« v.'isli to say that I feel very
grateful and thankful to Rev. Link
letter and the Christian Endeavors
fer coming to our home, Sunday af
ternoon Dec 13 and singing those
br.autiiul hymns, and the Chapter
read from the bible. 1 hope it did
them as much good as it did me.
No one knows only those afflicted
how much it does to olieer the
ilea it. Come again one and all.
Mrs. Harry Paige.
Exira Brayton and the conmtry tri
butary thereto, have contributed
$r»0S.0S while the Exira High
school paid in §16.00. Audubon Co.
to date have subscribed and paid
in cash $3000. All for' the Belgian
Relief Fund.
Christina Petersejn who has been
visiting friends and relatives hero
for some time returned to her home
in Co'tincill Bluffs Sunday.
mn jim.t n^imJ-i.^i
SHOW roi
Perhaps the Commercial club could
sngges't a way to start.
Why doesn't one of our enterpris
ing merchants or a group of them,
organize a county ham and bacon
show to be held at some conven
ient place within the next few
weeks? It could easily be made so
attractive that it might become an
annual early-winter event. There
are many farmers who. are curing
their own hams and bacon and
these could be induced to exhibit.
It migltt be possible .to secure the
services of a demonstrator from
the agricultural college who would
[instruct otiher farmers and their
sons, wives and daughters in the
best methods of home-curing. The
smoke house, so long neglectjed ad
junct to the farm, is coming into
its own once more and the farm ere
who are overlooking this source of
profit are just a bit behind 'lie
times. There is a brisk market "or
home cured liarus and bacon in the
larger towns and in the cities and
tiiis market may be easily culti
vated to tte great advantage of the
farmer. Let us make this section of
the country famous for its home-cur
ed harnsi and bacon. The way to
start the thing is to organize an
exhibit, offer attractive prizes, work
up plenty of enthusiasm. This papeir
will do its share. Who's for tjhe
first annual ham and bacon exhibit?
Does your letterhead invite re
spect? Does your billhead stand fil
ing and handling? Does your card
inspire confidence? Does'your en
velope advertise your tirni properly?
If they are good enough they do.
We don't promise to harmonize your
stationery better than any other
printer in the county every tine,
but we do promise that we can sat
isfy you more times than the law
of average calls for.
Wedding bells were ringing Monday
e/ening Dec. 14th. 1914 for Miss Lo
1h .May McCoy and Mr. James Edwin
Weigel, when e.v were united in
the holy lx nds cf wyedlock tut tlie*
Evangelical p-v. so age at Audubrmt
tiie pas to.-, Rev lin on F. Smith,
The bride was fittingly gowned in/
a dress of wave blue serig
in peisian silk, while the groomr
wore a suit of navy blua. They were
accompanied by the ide's sister
and husband, Mr. and M:s. G. L. OaiT i,
ter of Exira.
The brid. is the third daughter of
Mr. aud .Mrs. Clia les McCoy of
Melvilie twp. and is well and
favorably known to a host ol iidniir
ing fri'.'iids having been born and
raised at the fa,: in home near Audu
bem Ia. where her parents have re
sided for nearly thirty yeirs. .she is
a very accomplished, highly respect
ed young: lady and is well littcd in
the art of .home-making, to pre
sidt oven" a home for the husband
of lier choice.
The groom is the only son of Mr.
and Mrs. Uriah Weigel, a highly
respevted family living near Wuliita,
Guthrie County, Ia. Having spent
most of his life at home on the
ni.rm he isi well Jind fl.nwaljb
known by many as a capable, in
dustrious and prosperous young
He has a fine farm near
his parental home, where he and
his bride will be at home to their
many friends, who wish them a
bright and happy wedded life.
Tom Lohuer of Manchester S. 1).
is here for a holiday visit with old
time frends, relatives and acquaint
Tom is still climbing skyward and
his father has to look up to him
quite a considerable of late.
lie reports his parents are well
and well pleased with the mew coun
try and new home.

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