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Audubon County Journal Aug^ 12*11.
J. iShsley. Tlxsy ware enroute from I
Scranton to Red Oak by auto.
The RQSS M. iE3. iChurch held an
outdoor meeting at R. J. Ruther
ford's last Sunday.
Mrs. Mcllvaine of Boone, has
been visiting in this vicinity the
past week at the W. M. Crees. Ed
"Ibryden and Geo Dimick homes. She
left Saturday for Exira for a visit
with her brother, J. M. Dimick and
family. Her son, Kenneth who has
bsen, here for some time accompan
ied her.
Amiel Wigges and wiife, of Elk
horn spent Sunday with her mother
Mrs. W. M. Bartlett.
Mrs. Gertrude Merritts, who has
been here visiting her grandmother,
Mrs. N. M. Bartlett, returned to
her home at Alliance, Monday.
Mrs. Eva Prjng, from -Colorado, Is
vilsiting at the Ed IDryden home.
Harry Wigges 'and wife spent Sun
day night with her mother, Mrs.
Rasmus Knudsen was a Sunday
eve caller ait the |W. M. Crees home.
Chas. Crees, who works for Lo,na
Peppers, spent Sunday at home.
Several from this vicinity attend
ed Barnum and Bailey's show at
Atlantic Saturday.
T. Sizer was a Sunday afternoon
caller at the Robt Mullinger home.
Otto Mikklesen delivered some
fine fat cattle to Jack McCort oae
day last week.
Frank Christensen was also on
the market with some steers Wed
Willie Wigges was a Sunday eve
caller in this vicinity.
John Slay-ton and family spent
•Sunday at the Fred Avey home
Mrs Jesse Fiscus and baby,, of
•Aiudubon, came Sunday for an ex
tended visit with her mother, Mrs.
John. Crees and family were Bun
day night visi.tois at the W. M.
Crees home. They returned to their
borne near Council Bluffs Monday.
Her mother, Mrs. Folly HerriCik' of
Exira, accompanied them home for
a visit r.
Chas Sunberg and family were al
so .Sunday visitors at the W. M.
Jreee home.
Mrs: S. V. Petersen spenfc Mon
a it W
Clara Petersen who has b«em help
ing at the Chris Johnson home is
at home again,.
Threshing machines are
everywhere. 'Elmer Davis, startea on
ils usual run, Friday. Chas Laurid
sen Saturday at the 6. V. Petersen
Evangelist P. iC. Nelson, and par
ty passed through here yesterday
by auto, enroute to Correction
Grove near Elkliorn where they will
hold a series of tabernacle meet
ings under the auspices of the Bap
tist churches of Shelby and Audu
bon counties. The meetings will be
held in a big tent capable of shel
tering at least one thousand peo
ple, and will be held every evening,
until S:ptember 5th. Everyone is in
vited to attend as many of these
meetings as possible.
The party consisted of Rev. P.
•C. Nelson of Indianola, J. P. Gar
mong of Des Moines, and the Rev.
and Mrs. G. H. Clark of Chicago.
', yfi
At the recent contract letting for
.he new school house to be built at
M^ontanelle, Iowa, Lester 'Peterman
of Atlantic submitted a bid of
$29,980. The next lowest bid way
Enslow and Best of Charaton, Iowa,
]i'(l wn:s. f2P.a00«r.
Oakfield aud Brayton
John Nissen, wife and son, War
ren, visited with friends at Harlan
the latter part of last week.
Mrs. M. N. Nelson is spending a
faw days with friends in Cumber
land. ,,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry .Miller return
ed to Brayton Sunday and are stay
ing with her parentis, Dr. and Mrs.
Koch for a few days when' they
will commence housekeeping in the
Mrs. Maggie Smith cottage.
R. Miller and family came from
Wiota Sunday, visiting their rela
A. MoGinnis, of Audubon, was
in Brayton on business, Tuesday.
A. F. Andersen and wife return
ed home Monday from. the west,
having been away about two months
They were at the Panama Exposi
tion, Iowa Day $nd Baid there were
130,00 people there. They also vis
ited their daughter, Mrs. A. G. Cal
vin at North Yakima, Washington.
Mr. Andersen says that good old
Iowa looks the best to him and he
is satisfied ito be back.
Anton, and Ralph Juhl started out
with their threshing outfits, one
going east and the other west of
town. The grain' is turning ^^ou.t,
Niel® P. Hoegh has Warren Chase
and his moving outfit, moving the
housi he recently purchased from
Knud Nelson to the lots east of
the Dr. Koob residence.
Micheal and Isaac Smith were
called .to Omaha, Tuesday, by the
serious condition of their brother,
The entertainment given laist Fri
day night by Extra's big Chorus at
the Palace Theatre was fairly well
The mumbeis given by the mem
bars of the Chorus, merited the li
beral applai sa which they received.
The ladies quartette made a pleas
ing impression as did the many so
los, trios, and quartetttes given by
the ladies and gentlemen.
The made quartette wtfs certain
ly fine and pleased the lovers of
good music. The applause which
each number received as it came
on, maiked the appreciation of the
efforts of Miss Bessie (Witthauer,
their trainer and leader. This dem
onstrates just what can be done in
mus'cal lines when conditions are
as favorable as they are in Exira,
and we submit that there is noth
ing that our young people can do
In the way of entertainment that
will be of more lasting benefit to
both themselves and the community.
We hope that these programs may
be plentiful in the future.^
According to representatives of
the firm to which the beef was eon
signed, other shipments arte to fol
low. Negotiations for the business
were begun .during 'the visit here of
delegates to the Pant-American finan
cial conference-.
No 0113 can. say anything a
g.iiiist tne iarmer wliOjbuys an au
to. It is one of the) necessities of
faim life, and does more than most
anything we can think of to make
country *life worth living. So long
as the farmer has need of any mean
of transportation he has great need
for the auto.
But ido .not overlook some other
needs. Let not the au.to deprive the
home of its piped water system so
Geo Smith who is not expected to
F. L. Freeman was a business
caller in Atlantic last Thursday.
Nels P. Hoegh had business call
ing him to Atlantic Tuesday.
George Hoegh and Chris Knutsen
went toi Omaha Saturday night in
the formers car returning Monday
O.'IE'. Ide and wife and Mrs.
Mary Cotton stated Wednesday for
California and Washington, going
fir3t to Hudson, S. D. to visit their
daughter, Mrs. M. F. Alexander.
They will also visit relatives in
northern Nebraska enroute.
Saturday was a very quiet day
in Brayton, nearly every one attend
ing the big show in Atlantic.
Earl Brown, Henry Hansen and
F. (L. Freeman went to Atlantic
Monday to attend to business mat
Edna Miller visited last week at
the home of her brother, R. Miller
in Wiota.
Mrs. Will Stewart of Harlan,
was the guest of her sister, Mrs. L.
C. Heath over Sunday.^'
Mrs. F. L. Freeman, and daughter
Lulu went toi Atlantic last Thurs
day and visited until Saturday at
the Lewis Heath home.
Mrs. Cora Freeman and Mrs. Geo
Hardwick were visitors in Exira
last Thursday. », .,
S. P. Daugaard returned Monday
from Langford S. D. and reports
everything looking good up there.
that the woman need not go to the
well tfor water. And do not substi
tute the auto for the bath tub and
inside toilet. Have both. The fam
ily that can afford am auto can af
ford a good lighting system, and
a good heating system. [You can buj
many home convenances for the
price of Van auto tire.
New York, July 31.—A shipment
of LIOO toiis of frozen beef from
Santos, (Brazil, said to be the first
consignment of Brazilian beef ever
received at ai United States port ar
rived here today on the steamship,
Rio Dei Janeiro, Argentine beef has
been shipped here for some time.
A tarantula was found in a bunch
of bananas in the iStier store at AU
lantic last Friday, and .the clerk
force was jumping sideways until
it was safely corked up in a bot
tle. This fear of the tarantula is
kin to the fear of the rattle snake
and has come down to us through
the ages, like the superstition of
the black cat crossing the road, the
blood of a "black hen /being a cure
for tuberculosis, looking over the
right shoulder at the new moon,
knocking om wood—your head of
course, to prevent a change of luck,
etc., and likei thend1 ils simply a su
perstition. They are poisonous, of
course, but not enough so. to cause
death unless there is an unusual
condition of the physical system,
such as a weak heart, or epilepsy.
I In such cases, they are about as it
able to cause death, as would say
three cups of tea to the non-user
of stimulants who is in a similar
physical condition lor a glass whis
key to the average non-user.,
Twenty-four boxes in which the
waste paper of the city will be de
posited im the down town district
have been delivered by the makers
to City Engineer Spetman. They are
so arianged that they may be at
tached to the steel poles of the
street car company carrying the trol
ley wires. They will put up at once.
The boxes are made of sheet i
ron. All are painted a fiery red. A
cross the top the words "Deposit
Rubbish' have been painted. Across
the front the words "Help Keep
the City Clean," have been stencil
City Engineer Spetman. will place
the boxes about four feet above tha
sidewalk on, the poles, where they
will be of easy access to all passing
them. They will be found on all im
portant down town corners and in
the c?.nter of the business blocks.
,% The boxes .were purchased by tlir
Alderman Stone. —Council Bluffs
wwc io fmni
An item an. one of the Atlantic
paper states that Harry Thaw and
party passed through that city last
Thursday enroute to San Francisco.
This was a mistake for on that
very day ,he was visiting with his
old-time friend, Ex-governor Bois,
at his home in the eastern part of
the state. lAs we understand it,
Thaw has been declared sane by
one court, and is now out on bond
awaiting the deciision of the higher
court, and while we are absolutely
neutral in the case we feel that
it is hardly square for an) editor
to take such a rap at him. A
sane man would not leave the River
to River road for any other across"
the state.
For several weeks Mrs Grace Rab
son—Westphalem has been a very
sick lady at the home of her moth
er, Mrs. Watterson. It was first re
ported that Mrs. Westphalen and
husband, after their marriage a
few weeks ago, had moved in apart
ments with Mr. Westphalens sister,
(Mis. John Johnson, which was
mistake as the young people had
rented and furnished a lovely home
in a popular part of the city eaBt
of the park.
They were anlmging the furnish
ings of the new 'home when Mrs.
Westphalen was suddenly taken ill
and for a time her life was dispair
ed of. Shehas been constantly under
the doctors car.e siu 3 however,
and although very weak there is a
certainty of her improvment, at this
writing. Her many friends will be
pleased to hear of her convalesence.
J.. T. Lewis has filed the papers
in a suit which he brings, against
the. City of Atlantic, for injuries
which he sustained in the sarly
morning hours of March 16th, 1915,
whale employed -as night clerk at
the Pullman hotel. He alleges that
when leaving the hotel, he slipped
and fell on a defective sidewalk,
breaking the smaller bone in his leg
near the ankle, and lacerating and
rupturing the muscles and ligament
of the foot and ankle. The amount
which he prays the court to award
him is $3,225.00, l$3,00 of this a
mount for damages, $100 for medi
cal''treatments and nursing, .^125
00 for loss of time during his inca
pacitation. H. M. Boormani is the at
toorney for the plaintiff,
A feature of the Iowa State F'air and
Exposition this year which will inter
est pretty nearly everybody regardless
of "race, color or previous conditions
of servitude" is the automobile show.
Already space reservations have been
made for exhibition purposes by every
dealer in Des Moines and a good* many
outside. This means that the show
will include practically every make
of auto that is manufactured in the
entire country. Everything that is new
or novel or late in auto building will
be on exhibition. The man who is
thinking of buying a car this summer
or fall, possibly "after harvest or corn
picking," will find the show of great
value in that it will afford the best
kind of an opportunity to compare
the various makes, one with another.
Those of Iowa's citizens who by an
nual pilgrimages to the State Fair and
Exposition have kept tab on the
changes and improvements from year
to year will find that the march of
progress ha not been interfered with,
nor has it been idling by the wayside
since the fair of 1914. The first thing
that will meet the critical eye of the
visitor who enters the grounds by way
of the Rock Island gates is the new
sheep pavilion, erected the present
summer. It stands inside the gates,
directly across Rock Island avenue
from the swine pavilion and south of
the big horse barn. It is of the same
general plan of architecture as the
•nvine pavilion and machinery hall,
built of brick and steel, and is a ma
terial improvement to the southwest
corner of the grounds.
The Iowa State Pair to be held In
Des Moines Aug. 25 to Sept. 3 this
year gives promise of being the great
est fair ever held in the state of Iowa.
Effort has been made to increase the
exhibits in the several departments
and to make every department better
and larger and thus more instructive
than ever before and results so tar
have been met with success on every
The sport of harnen racing is as
old as the hills. As far back as his
'.ory has been chronicled in the as
sociations of men and ecruines trials
and contests of speed have been a
popular pastime, enjoyed by all, re
gardless of race, color or clime. Horse
racing is frequently referred to as
the "sport of kings." Just why it
should be so credited and set apart
aa the special privileged enjoyment
of those individuals actively engaged
in what the late Mark Twain was
pleased to term "the king business,"
is not clear to ye editor. At any
rate there has never been a time
when the wearers of (he crown and
ermine have ibeen able to monopolize
it, and it is today, as it always has
been, a sport of the people, and as
carried on under twentieth century
methods is truly enjoyable.
An agricultural fair, whether great
or small, without a speed program
for the horses would he as incomplete
as an afternoon tea without the fair
sex, or a circus without clowns. The
program arranged for the Iowa State
Fair and Exposition, August 25 to Sep
tember 3, is one of greater range and
variety than any herettofore enjoyed
by patrons of this big institution, it
August 12 to 16, inclusive
Thursday, August 12
2:30 Prelude, Thurlow Lieurance's All-American Band.
3:00 Concert, Thurlow Lieurance's All-American Band.
7:30 Prelude, Thurlow Lieurance's All-American Band.
8:00 Concert, Thurlow Lieurance's All-American Band.
Friday, August 13
2:30 Prelude, The Bohannans Musical Entertainers.
3:00 Lecture, Prof. C. W. Wassam, "The Boy Problem". &
7:30 Prelude, The Bohannan's Musical Entertainers.
8:00 Entersainment, Ellsworth Plumstead, Character Sketches
Saturday, August 14
2:30 Prelude, Hoosier Maie Quartette.
3:00 Lecture, Cong. Otis Wingo, "Rural Credit Legislation"
7:30 Prelude, Hoosier Male Quartette.
8:00 Concert, Hoosier Male Quartette.
Sunday, August 15
LJnion Services at Chautauqua grounds.
Sscred Prelude. Wm. Peterson, Danish Baritone.
/Lecture, Albert L. Blair. "The Whir of the Newspaper
Sacred Prelude. Wm. Peterson, Danish Baritone.
"Hiawatha" Hiawatha Ojibway Indians (Illustrated)
Monday, August 16
Symphony Players, supporting James Butin.
Lecture, Dr. John A. Gray, Out of Work"
Prelude, Symphony Players.
Concert, Symphony Players.
Oft rccSS5"&
Old Tom, per lb.
Tyro, per lb.
Colonial Inn, per ib
Whole or ground, not steel cut
Page Flv®
includes Doth harness horses and-^:
runners, colt races and aged perform-
ers. Two team races for harness
horses are listed this year, one for,I"
trotters of 2:15 class, the other for,^
pacers of free for all caliber and abil
ity. Last year, it will be remember-^A
ed, there was tout one event of this-.'
kind, that for the free for all pacers, 'fs$,
and which, it may be added, was of
sensational sort, for in the second..,
heat Trainer Pike drove his pair,1'^
Buck Muscavite, 2:07%, and ffrs^nk }n^y|3|
Pierce, 2:08%, a mile in 1:10%,
world's record fer half mile track.A^
Another feature of the program thiatfyjj
year that cannot but prove Interest
ing is the race for 2:15 trotters under
saddle, an event that stirs memories
of the days when Dan Mace, Hiram
Woodruff, Budd Doble and others
were striplings in their teens. So far
as we are infomned this is the only
place in the country that will give a
race for trotters ander saddle. First
and foremost la the running horse^F
end of the program is the State fair
derby. A of 1500 has b«u^|
hung dp for ooitfpetttors in this class,.' ,:''
and It should VMns owt a rare di»^||v^
play of running tatont.
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