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30 YEARS Olu-
-''iMrs. Esther Kennedy, our inr
spector will be with us at our re0
ujar meeting Friday evening, March
24. Also Wi© will have a meeting in.
the afternoon at 2:30. A good- at
tendance is desired. Lunch.
.Ethel Carlson, W. M.
.• Lillian Dyer, Sec'y.
"\Theo S. DeLoy.-a Qivil E-ngimereir
of Creston, Iowa, w|as invited by
the Commercial Club" of this city
to com© hepe andi view the towin
Site and 'givie an* estimate of the
#oet oH a seWage system. The gen
ttomjen started, the discussion by giv
ing the comparative indebtedness cif
several other .towns the siae of Ex
ira which ranged with Exira at the
bottom with about $2500 toi several
others' up in the .teens.
His estimate of putting in an. effi
cient system and draining into tihe
-Nishna wias about $'12000 which
would rum about $35.00 per lot.
Buit for a Disposal Plant the cost
wjofuldi be about $6000. more, and
its maintenance.
The later method would not drain
into river but dispose of the sew
age at the pliant. Then the Septic
system was discussed, but the ex
perience of an individual system al
ready im the city this was not
very earnestly favoired.
Its a pretty hand "nuit to crack"
Cor cur little city but It must come
some time and1 the sooner accom^
plished the better the health. NotW)
About seventy have passed the
medical examination and about ten
old members w.e:e here before the
organization and still' mo-re have
expressed thie&r intention to.becomie
members. There w\jll be about 100
in all at the close of the charter.
Sir. Bearley has been very suc
cessful in his canvass her© aad
have miade many friends.
of jroemeii met in
Saturday night and completed an OT
ganlzatiom by electing the foMowi
ing members to responsible posi
tion: John Riley Jr Jack Al&up
William Spco Eulalia Spoo Frarnk
Bates Roy Dryden Mrs. Malstrom
'Hattie Drydien Ed Bartlcitt Louie
Petersen and Kirk Knox.
The Lady Boosters held tiheir ini
tial meeting for thle year at Dr.
Newlon's office last Monday Evie
The usual business of reorganiza
tion was transacted', committees
were appointed and the ladles are
now in working order to boost for
a better ExiTa. The diues of thle
Lady Boosters are fifty ,(fnts a
year. The duties are light and
those Interested are anxious that
every patriotic womian of town and
community should identify herself
•with the organization. This is a
good beginning In getting in touch
with public affairs and if women
ask for their vote It is right that
they should be willing to take
some small responsibility connected1
with it. We like this organisation.
y-m- The Home Talent Entertainment
given at the Picture Palace by the
Thursday Olub last Friday Eve
wias pronounced by the crowld In at
itanidan.ee, a splendid performance.
The play was in the nature of a
series of moving picture® dleptoting
seven scenes from Longfellow a
"Hanging of the Orane," beginning
wiith the wieddimg scene and end
ing with, the golden wieddimg fifty
years later. The poem was .beauti
fully recited by Mm. Clara McAm
inoh, audi the different parts were
filled by mtembera of the olub and
some few outside friends wiho gen
erously donated theiiir services.
Miss Helen Gauit and Roy Hensley
were the bride and groom and they
carried their parts to a splendid
finish- whie® tlney appeared as a
'handsome old couple wiilth' the
wrinkles of fifty years of the cares
of wedded life upon their, brows.
Each scene showed the couple a
little older growtn and their family
table a lilttle wilder spread uintll fi
nally the home was showm, as' it had
started many years before, acoup.ted
by the two alone.
Between each scene the specialty
performers did themselves' proud be
ginning with recitations by Margue
rite and Marjorile Wlilson and fct
lowed in turn by Mrs. Lancelot and
Mrs. Her tick with readings and
tihe Mibses Carrie Petersen, Doro
thy Delahoyde, Mary Hensley and
Pauline Yioder who. made a hilt
wath songs in oostume. The Darky
Song and dance was equal to any
city vaudeville performance. The
Exira Orchestra gave up their
time and talent and added' m/uch
to the enjoyment of the evening
We are proud of our orchestra.
Much credit is due Mirs. Hioyman
who had the training of the play
lint charge and dud her part toward
making the evening a success. Mrs.
Jack Egbert presided' at the piamo
during the entertainment and in
terspersed swieet strains wlhich
kept the parts together and depict
ed wlith golden threads of music
the "Hanging of the Orane."
Frarilc Glault, caie of cur beist
and brightest young men, has had
a very severe spell of sickness dur
ing, the pact' two weeks hind for a
while all w|©re concerned about his
really serious condition-. But to a
wise Providence, skillful medi'Jcal
trteatmemit and the good nursing
and earnest prayers of an ef fee
arte mother, his life is prolonged
Mrs. Conner, the mother, of Mis.
Milton Grow of Cameron townshlip
passed to the great beyond Monday
Last, from the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Liter, in the city of
Dee Moines, at the age of eighty
eight. Mrs. Oomner came to Carroll'
county with, her husband and their
little family in the early seventies,
and settled near the village of
Dedhaim, in Carroll. County. .J
There wtere no ralliroads nearer
than Oarrcll to the north, and At
lantic to South some ft'fty miles)
away. Here .they raised their family
umtlil some time in the late eighties.
A new country wias then opened up
Jin north central Nebraska wherfe
they emi'giated.
Mr. Conner died some years later
in this new) country and the chlldten
having grown to maturity the good
old mother took up her abode with
one and then another of them until
her death. She wias buried in Red
inam, Tuesday last by the side cf
those gone before, loved and re
spected by all1. Thus another old
pionieer has gone to her reward.
If a woman is responsible for an
accident, if sihe defaults on her
contracts, she slandlers her neiglit
ibors, is any man arrested, sued,
'bound over to keep the peace?
If a wtoman steals from her em
ployer, dioes her father, husband,
brother or son serve out her term
in prison?
If a womian kills somebody, wlhat
man represents hler in the prison
er's dock during her trial? What
{man. represents her in the electrlci
chair if she is convicted?
If a widow or an unmarried wo
man falls to pay her taxes, is the
property of a male relative or ctf
the man next door solid to satisfy
the debt to the State?
If a womian forges a check, does
her father, her (husband', her emi
ployer, go to jail for felony?
•Why is it that the only place in
the world where man wiants to re
present woman is at the ballot
Boost For, Exira, Tb.© City Beautiful
Mandels big department store in
Chicago, has been requiring the use
of 289 horses to do their delivery
wiork. Just a Bhort time ago they
sold their last horse and their de
livery wiork is' now done by eighty
auto deliveries. One of Des Moines'
big livery barns locked its doors a
flew! days ago for the first time' ins
twenty-five years. Wiheai asked
why,, they said the auto had ruin
ed their business. If this sort of
thing keeps u:p, the horse will
soon be crowded off the hard paved
streiets and it wiill be a good' thins
•too for it is a hard cruel place for
any beast to .'have to ." spend its
life in such a wlay. The truck can
imake its deliveries and there will
be no suffering caused by speed,
heat, or the hard pavements as wias
the case with, the horse.
Some time ago F. L. Andersen
received word from a gentleman
living either in Minnesota or Wis
consin, asking that Fern furnish
him certain information regarding
his. tractor. Hie further stated that
he saw Mr. AnAeison's name in the
Audubon Gounity Journal. So I sup
pose that either the item wias sent
to h.im by a Clipper or the Journal
miust circulate up that wiay.- •.
This is the first diay of spirimg
anid the ground is bare, the roads
are fine, anid Ulie autos are running
everywhere. Quite a change from
one year ago to-day for on that
diate I wlent to Ross' im a sled.
Two years ago thousands of ducks
were going north before the close
of winter. Three years ago was
the Omaha cyclone. Four years a
go to-day tJje country was covered
with snow there being great drifts
in many places. Five years ago the
tihermometer stood- near summer
heat. In l'JIO on this date" the pas
tliTeH^Wfere" getting greedi-1'« amdi'.tli6
tlrecs were hegiinning to bud. On
March 25, 1907 the day was de
signated as hot, being 89 degrees
above. In 1901 on March 29, Gener
al Gordon, the noted CohiBedieratv,
spoke at Audubon, in the midst o.f
a snowi storm. Anyone keeping
wleath.er notes will observe that
this timle of the year is about the
most freakish of any. It may
freeze one day and the day follow*
ing you may have to li.unit the
shade. The vernall equinox marks a
gladsome' time for it is the opening
of a long and bea.u/fciful season.
I am glad to note that there \vii:
ibe no spring shooting of migratory
birds. They ought to have lots of
protection now. I well rememiber
the day when diucks would alight
by the thousands aEd feed wttthir,
|iaJtf a mile from here. No painter
ever piut a nicer picture on canvas
than I have seen, many a time out
bere in these hills and valleys in
the otlsdj days.
Hiram H. Williamson was born
to, Decator Oounty, Indiana, May
25, 1841 and died at his home
near North Branch,, Gjuthrie Oounty,
Iowa March 15, 1916 ageid 74 years
9 mo. 20 days.
Me was a veteran of the civil w|ar
toilistimg in company E. 26 Indianma
regiment, later im company A, 89th.
Inidianna negi'mient.
iHe vHas united in. miairriage to
Miss Lyidia Ann Rideinour,, October
21, 1867. To this union.was born
10 children. His wiife and four
children pneedded him to the other
H|e leawee to mourn bis loss two
daughters and foiur sons, Mrs. Em
ma Gibson of Mom, Nebraska, Hom
er Williamson ofl Pieru, Indiana
J'oe^ WiilllamBon, ot G(my, Iowa Har
try) Williiaimsom, of lAudubon, Iofwa
Glintie and Ernest Willtlamson., who
remain at home. Thiere wiene. thii'n
teen grandchildnen and two great
grandchildren and oibher relatives
and friends.
The funeral was held at the bouse
and the body was laid to rest in
the Audubon' oemeterj Ait the
grave six of his cQifl comrades in
the civil' wiar flicted as pall bearers.
Rev. W. D. Cox pastor of the-
Methodist Episcopal church ot Ex
ira,, preached the funeiral from the
text '1st Corinthians 13oh. 12 V."
For How we see through a glass
darkly 'but then face to face
now I know in part but then, sihiall
I know men as1 also I am knowtn."
The music was the following
numbers from Pemticostal Hymms
It is} well with my soul No. 468
No. 107, Shall we meet. No. 7, It
Where He leads me. The musicians
wiene Messrs Harned and Lekberg,
and Mesdames Fulton and Lautz.
I Card of Thanks.
Wlhile we are bowied in, grief
and' sorrow over the loss by death
of o(ur dear father, who at all
times wias an indulgent parent, a
kind neighbor, a good citizen and
twice a soldier of civi'll wiar. We
submit to the God of love who
giiveth and wiho takethi away.
To our nelghibors and friends
who: so kindly assisted during the
sickness,, death and burial of our
parent, we siiaicemly thank yon.
The Ohlildren.
On Saturday evening,"the beauti
ful country home of Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Young was gay with light and
life,, when ninety neighbors and
friends were assembled as guests
at a reception given for Mir., and
'Mrs. Orvie Young, who were re
cently married.
The beautiful wedding gifts were
•much admired, and many congratu
lations and wishes for lonig lifle
much joy were showered upon the
yomilg people who are popular in
•their social circle.
Miss Winnie Hlensley and Mrs.
Jeesie Gletty furnished a brief mu
sical program, and Mrs. Getty read
twto selections, while those who
wished played games.
Merry conversation, was general
and time passed rapiidly until about
eleven, when a boiunteous three
course puncheon was serveld, such
as.'Vis^'e&ts* only in -country, homtes
where all good things grow. At
after a micet dellghtflul
evening, the guests departedi hoping
there may ba another wedding scon,
in th. hospitable heme.
By the kindness of Rev. IdinJsiliet
ter of tiie Christian Church, the
people of thlis vicinity- were given
the opportunity of hearing the
lecture on Missiionaries' and their
work by a Japanese minister, Rev.
iHcyiokowa. A large audii/emce ie
spomded. Hchas been in. this coun
try only about six months and it
was rather hard to understand all
his words', but by "close attention
you could follow his meaning
thruout the evening. Among other
things he said:
"There is a population cf sixty
million people in Japan of which
only one' hundred- thousand airte
Christians. This leaves over fifty
tnine million in ignorance and. dark
ness as w© understand Christianity.
Some of them wcrship Idols some
worship animals some are hero
worshippers' and so on,."
"The time was when the woman
and children were treated no bet
ter than slaves and is- so yet to
some extent. The father would oft
times kill children, or wife to pro
mote his own selfishness. But since
Christianity has come to Japan,
this custom is fast passing away
and by the acts and living exam
ples of the missionaries as much
or more than by theirf^ipreaching,
the women and children** are being
elevated to a higher degree of re
spect and are better taken, care of
by their Japanese fathers and hus
The great cry from this and other
foreign lands is for more mission
aries and with nearly alii Europe
flighting in thie great world war
w|ith all her scholars and ministers
at the front of battle doing what
they can flor their own countries,
they have not one to send aiwtay as
teachers and ministers to heathen
lands. So- it is only natural that
thiese people who are in dairkmess
look to the United States for help
Are we doing our part?
Harry GampbelL helped- out at
the Extoi( Drug Store* last week
warn mm
Dame Rumor has brot the news
to our sanctum thiat Miss Marie
Madsen, cur kindergarten teacher,
has been offered a position) as As
sistant in the Kindergarten depart
ment of Highland Park College of
Des Moines, and has accepted the
same. Miss Madsen is a graduate
of Highland Park and since her
graduation has taught lin our ctiity
schools. Shie is one of the most
successful kindergarten teadhlers in
the state and we are expressing our
selves mildly when we say that
we are sorry to lose hler. ..
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Laursen at
tended the birthday pjarty given, by
her brother, Ed Mardieeen, of near
Elkhorn. It is a very unusual thing
for Mr. Laursen to be absent him.
self from his work or Mrs. Laiur
sen from the cares of her family.
But they spent a pleasant day or
two wiith their relatives and both
returned' feeding better for the out
*Mr. Harris, his wife iand baby, are
now located in Exira. Mr. Harris
is the Bell Telephone Company
line and phone expert and to whom
we have a d3ep interest. We are
pleased to welcofme these good peo
About a year ago a horse stop
ped on one of Mr. Henry Schlatter's
feet injuring one of has tcteis. Re
cently we understand he w|eait to
a hospital for treatment tj allev
iate his sufferings.
The operation, did little gcod,
when two of our physicians were
called who amputated a toe. Blood
poisoning had set in and it was a
question for several' days how the
case would turn-. But fortune favor
ed Henry and, he is getting a-llong
A number of Newspapers and
supporters of Hard Surfaced and
Graveled Roads seem to think that
the Iowa tax payer and the Iowa
Tax Payers' League are supporting
a system whereby thle State is pay
ing Twelve Million ($12,000,000..)
Dollars a, year.
•Are you not aware of thle faot
(that thie Iowa tax payieir, sis yeansj
ago, lost all his rights to say how
hie wfisbed to have Ms road built
and maintained? This wias lone
when the "State" created some
htundreid of appointattive and com
missioned officials to direct in
what manner the tax payers Twelve
Million Dollar's can be used. By
those officials the road! tax was
doubled withtoiut the consent of oiur
Iowa tax payer, who have twice
gone before our Legislature'^: wiith
petitions of a larger number of our
tax payers, asking our former right,
of spending our own money in oiur
oiwn way, back which, relief has
not been granted them. The State
wttth all its present power asked
'the Legislature to allow it more
time to show the people of Iowa
what thieir methods of builUHuug
good roads is, and' had this grant
ed them, regardless of what the
-tax payers' wishes are.
Our present road system was the
creation of a number of good
roads associations, some of wlhich
live to' other states, and some
dubs Of Gtood Roads Boosters',
which have united their Influence
'With the Legislature and are the
sole supporters and axecutionere
ot our present roadi building and
maintaining Bystegn. It is further
mated these Booster road interests
Inhre inside of incorporated towns of
late have had' laws made to limit
their road bundling tax to, one
mill, while the actual, tax to payer
thie farmier, is paying eight mills.
The questiom ite now, shalli wte e
lect a government wlhich rule the
people withi government appointed'
and/ commissioned officers or shall
wie demand, ouir rights- to govern
ourselves as a republic, where the
peofple can have a voice in what
our laws are to be, and how we
wish to be taxed. We are, on the
&tb. of June, to select one County
Representative and one State Sen
ator. Have we a candidate which
you can depend upon, to- represent
us in the com to.g Legislature? if
•we hiave not, we should get such a
candidate without delay.
'{N. Fredricksen.
John, I. Hensley was out Mondlay
after a siege of the grip |hat set
tled in his right ear and caused
him a great deal of suffering.
From this /point it is very easy
to reason out how wie can, make
the soil darker in, color. It is
simply necessary to plow under
nuone plant material, or in some
other way to increase the amount
of humus im it. Thean we ghall find,
as was said, last wjeek, that as the
soil becomes darker, lit also be
comes wtarmer due to the absorp
tion) of more bunlighit and for this
reason seeds will germinate im it
more quickly.
Cam you think of any other ef
fects of humus besides raiBing the
temperature of the soil. There are
really several that are very (im
One of them is that it maikes
the soil more, mellow and less
liable to form clods and bake. You
have doubtless noticed a great
difference in this respect between
different fields Sinj 'fact you may
even have noticed a difference to'
this respect between the present
condition of some certain ftiieid and
its oonditton1 a few years ago. Then,
it was probably mellow and easily
worked, forming f«v clods even
whem, it was stirred a trifle damp
but now, iit i® more sticky anid, mona
ready 'to hake and form clods, and
on the wthoie it is much hardier
wiork. What iB the matter with
such a field?
It is laaking humus and if the
amount of humus in dt is increased
sufflicdien.tly, it will again, become aa
easy to work as it iwas in the daya
gone by.
Onie of the first important facts
to learn, about soils is that fields
that tend to be cloddy and to bake
after every raini are lacking in hu
There are still three other effeats
humus oru the soil, all1 of) which' are
even- more, important than, those
we have named. Try to figure out
what they are before the mext is
sue of thie Journal.
You have had a Week to figure ou
hdw to make your soil darker in
Do you knjow the answler? tH£ra iijb
Thie dark or black color of the soi
is caused by the diecayinlng plant
(material, or Vegetable materials, in
St. It is rather curious that all -plant
materials no matter what their crte
toal colore nuay he, come to h^ve th»
same appearance whem they decay.
We may 'plow under straw, for exam
pie, or cornstalks, or green, crops lik
Clover, or anything else wie may
choose, but when they have reach
ed an advanced stage of /decay, say
four or five years later-, all will
have changed into a black or very
dark brown, rather waxy substance.
This is the substance which gives
the soil its dark or black color.
Without it, the soil would be the
same color as the clay subsoil be
ineath it. It is called liumus, which
is a very important word to remem

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