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•M, North "Mo. jls, West r's Vioil lW J. *L Mf vr-Q Is Your Business at A Standstill Let Us FIX UP a NICE LITTLE CIRCULAR For You We'll Guarantee Results 3- IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE ROCK ISLAND LIKES Weak Day Schedule I No. 1019 due Exiira 6:17 A. M. North. Mo. 1018 due Exira 7:20 A, M. South, connects with main line Sast at 8:12 A. M. Wfi&t 9:40. 1021 due Exira 9:40 A. M. North. Mo. 1020 due Exira 12:45 P. M. 'i South. Mo. 1028 due Exiira 12:45 P. M. 1022 flue Exira 4:10 P. M. South, connects with main line a«t 557 Flyer ast 643 Local Bast 766 Flyer I, West 765 Local 908 Flyer. Sunday •, Ho. 305 due Ezira 12:30 P. M. Mo. SOS due Ecsira 1:41 P. M. W. O. Griffith, Agt. pidfemiou y\ DENTIS® *8 l1l4 Dr. L. J. Oldaker fcyjsr DENTIST Over P. M. Christensenji store PHONES: "'Residence b9 Office 39 VARM LOANS I HARVEY and HUNT Realestatc and farm loans at per cent. Abstracts furnish eL Farm Loans Lowest rates. Complete set of Abstract of Title to all lands and town lots in Audu bon County. CHARLES BAGLEY PHYSICIANS DK. JOHN MtfiY, Physician Surgeon Office Ptione 53 House Phone B7 Oflee first door east of Cornsr Drug Stors, upstairs Exira, lows DR. HARRY F. LAMBERT Physician and Surgeon Over Palace Theater Plione 1S6 Dlt. R. A. LANTZ Veterinary, surgeon and dentist. Assistant State Veterinarian. Calls attended day or night. Office over Ed Cotton's. For Greeley Farmers Mutu al Fire and Lightning Insurance see ffred Wahlert Sr. Exira, Iowa, Win. IL. Clark, Hamlin, Iowa. M. J. Mas tenon., Audubon. Have other agente in Audubon, Guthrie and Adair ipounties. Also Wind and Tornado Insurance Written. SHOE REPAIRING If you want, a neat and pretty Job of repairing done on your shoes take thiin to Gerald Hensley in surij, W. Alleup's Harness shop. V/vy A SOLDIER'S EASTER MORN By M. QUAD Copyright, ISUi, by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate. Wo who lipid the south end of the bridge—a picket of a hundred men wore cooking our suppers when a sen try ft red his musket to give the alarm, i!ml next moment we caught sight of horsemen on the turnpike beyond the bridge. "Fa'l in! Fall in!'' shouted our offi cer in wild excitement. Up 011 the hillside a thousand men, women and children looked down and held their breath and felt the blood tingle to their linger ends. The.v coukl see the long line stretching back for half a mile—600 men to 100—and, though they were our enemies, they felt pity for us. "Steady, now, and fire low!" There was a crash and a roar of iron shod feet as the first squadron struck the bridge, and then a hundred jets of flame leaped forth to meet the troopers, and a hundred bullets led the jets. Down went horses and men— down in one great heap of dead and dying which other horses could not leap over—and we rose up and swung our hats and cheered. Up on the hill side men turned pale, women "wept and children cried out in horror at war's spectacle. We heard the enemy's bu gles blow the order to retreat and dis mount, and then we looked to our offi cers for orders to fall back. "Hold the bridge to the last!" had been the order to the captain, and he meant to obey to the letter. The smoke of our volley still floated lazily over the town when we heard the tramp, tramp, tramp of soldiers' footsteps on the flinty road, and be tween the chinks of the barricade we saw lines of dismounted men coming forward at a swinging pace. A mo ment later it was double quick, and as we opened a scattering fire they reach ed the heap of dead and dying and made a barricade of it. Five—ten—fif teen minutes of sharp firing, in which three or four men were killed on both sides, and then the enemy swarmed over the barricade and charged. Tie long, narrow bridge was like a tunnel. They were crowded together, and our bullets could not go astray. A crash of musketry—a great puff of blue black smoke—and then all was silent—all but the sobs of women and the wails of children on the hillside. It was war, but only a skirmish. The living and unhurt regained shelter of the barri cade, and ten minutes later the enemy was crossing at the fords above and below, and we were being fired on from in front and 011 both flanks. Then the order came to fall back. There had been a hundred of us at the bridge. Only seventy retreated up the hillside, sullenly, grudgingly and fir ing as we went, and the noncombat ants scattered to right and left and cried out as the bullets whistled over their heads or plowed up the ground at their feet. We fought from behind the stone walls, from behind houses and stores and barns and sheds. We stung the pursuing enemy at every turn and left his dead 011 every rod of the open streets. By and by, as we fought sin gly or in groups and when our dead and wounded were everywhere, there came the order: "To the church! To the church! Rally on the church!" Some one led the way—all others followed. On the crest of the hill was the old stone church, built long before any one dreamed of fratricidal war. For half an hour peace reigned. The enemy was gathering up the wounded —friend and foe alike—and carrying them into the quaint old houses to be cared for by the frightened and sob bing women. For half an hour, and then the truce was broken and carbines volleyed and the bullets thudded against the heavy doors and flew in at the windows and were buried in the walls and ceiling, beam and joist. We fought back—we killed and wounded. An hour went by and then there were only thirty of us living. Surrender would have been honorable, but no one thought of surrender. By and by the sun went down and darkness fell. Some rested while others fought on, but as we rested and fought there was a feeling of awe over all. Men uttered a shriek as the bullets struck them— cried out just once. Then the awe of God came upon them and they were silent, or if they wept and prayed we did not hear them. Until midnight no one slept. Then came silence and peace and men fell down and closed their eyes and forgot war and its hor rors and dreamed of happy homes far away. Then the impatient enemy made a sudden rush upon us in the darkness, and in an instant war had returned and death was stalking abroad again. It was a fierce attack, but we repelled it and sank down once more, and when our eyes opened again daylight shone in at the broken window. Hark! It is the bell above us ringing out glad notes of Easter morning. In a little room (o the left of the altar is a man pulling at the hope. We stare at him. And when he has pulled the rope a hundred limes he comes down and tears (lie barricade away from the 1 doors and throws them wide open, say ing never a word to ns—we raising no hand to restrain him. "Christ is risen! Peace 011 earth and good will to men!" And so it was peace and good will. Hands were held out: to us—heads were uncovered—kind words were spoken. Two hundred men lay dead and wound ed—half of them our o.wn. Toeal The Anita Iio'y Scout Ball Team played -our team last Thursday on our home grounds. Exira won. On Friday the Ai.'dal.on team played us in this city the score being- it to 1 in favor ol' Exira. Mis. -I. M. Carls 11 entertained the Eastern Stars at her home last Fri day afternoon. A1 delicious lunch eon was served and a good time re ported. Mr .and Mrs. Jepsen and Miss •Anna Clausssn autoed to Lewis Sunday where they spent the dajy. Miss Clara Tibben was entertain ed at the F. W. Hocamp home last Sunday. We will appreciate a chance to renew your loam or make a new real estate loan for you. Best terms and lowest rates. Laurits Hansen and James Carlsen The new bungalow of Mrs. Can non 011 North Park Street has been treated with several coats of brown paint, which makes it a first class 1 **3 home. .: Edwiin Petersen six-years-old of near Exira was operated upon last1 Wednesday at the Atlantic hospital for adenoids. Mirs. Edson- Herrick and son, Bob-, ibie visited last Wednesday with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs, J. J. Lewis. P. M. Christensen wife, son Ed win-, and Arba Milliman autoed to Braiyto'ii Sunday evening for a few h.ouis visit with his parents B. H. Ghristenensen and wite. 1 Mrs. Heniy Minerman will enter tain the Methodist Ladies Society at her home next Tuesday, afternoon. The Merry Widow Club met last Tuesday evening with Mrs. .Irene Stalzell. Most all the members were present to enjoy the entertainment and the delicious luncheon. 4 Four auto driveis were pinched last Sunday by| our marsh all and aM were fined. Max Nis.sen celebrated his birth day last Sunday by- inviting a large crowd of relatives and friends in for the day. A large number from Elkhorn and KimbaMton were al so present. Chris Petersen, the buttermaker and his wife autosd to Sharon township Sunday and spent the day with the buttermaker at that creamery. Jake Jacobsen shipped a nice bunch of fat cattle last Monday. Henry Bun brought a nice hunch of fat cattle to our town Monday which he shipped that even ing. Little Miiss Naomi Hensley left last Tliuisday on a few days visit Mrs. Koob in Bray ton. Earl McClain and Frobe Hansen left last week for Lusk Wyoming where they will seek employment. "THEY DO COME BACK FOR IT" If "they do come back for it" as is claimed they do, no Dealer can afford not to have Hanford's Bal sam of Myrrh constantly in stock. It should be remembered that when a customer is unable to get a well known, old established prepara tion that he wants, he often switches his trade to the store that can supply his demands. Full information regarding this prepara tion, which is stocked by all lead ing Jobbers, will be cheerfully sup plied by the G. C. Hamford Mfg. Co. Qbsem= tiorts ile tried to make a living in. A hundied diff Tent ways In dreaming and in scheming lie Would pass son.e busy 'days. He had some great ideas that He never tried to shirk. But he finally got so hungry that He had to go to work. OPENS Every hat in this stock must go profit by this unusal opportunity. Ribbon Bargains Even an amateur shopper can tell that these ribbons are a big bargain. A personal inspection by you and we need say no more. 15 bolts ribbon 6 inches wide in all colors, former price 45c, now only per yd. The sun is biggest and bright-: est body in the universe yet for all its splendor it is often obscured hy clouds. It is only mere man who sighs because he can. not shine ail the time.—Emilart. As Sammy was going home with a basket 011 his arm he met the minister. "Wliy, Sammy," said the minister, 'Fishing on Sunday? Are you not ashamed?" 'Shamed." exclaimed Sammy, I his eyes sparkling as he opened the basket to show the shining beaut ies within, 'Shamed? Gee jest loo: at 'em." Without work the joy of living has gone. Such is the penalty of idleness. "I find you not guilty and fine you one dollar", said the justice. But—er—why—" "Now, shut up. If you'd been guilty I'd have fined you ten dol-1 lais." I licked a dozen, stamps today for telegrams I've sent. I licked and stuck one on a bill with which I paid the rent. I licked a stamp to place upon a note which I renewed, and then I licked another to make the mortgage good. I licked these stamps to show that I respect my country's will, and now I'd like to Hick the man who introduced the bill.—E. Strangler. It's the plugging away that will win you the day, ©o, 'don't be a piker, old pard Just draw on your grit it's so easy to quit It's the keeping your-chin-up that's hard. —o— He who rides a nightmare rides a troublesome nag. A mile a minute is pretty good spee'd, but a snule a minute gives batter results. —o— No machine can lie run. at high 'pressure for thirty or forty years without developing some weakness or evidence ol strain, and the human machine1 is 110 exception. —o— 'i here is on.ly one thing can 1* sed in favor ov tite boots— they miak.- a man forgit all his other sor rows.—Josh Billings COTTON'S JUNE CLEARING SALE Saturday morning, June 17th and will continue for two weeks ending Saturday night, July 1st. In announcing this June Clearing Sale we do so with more than oui usual amount of enthusiasm. We are extremely enthusiastic because we know this June Clearing Sale holds in store for you some very rare bargains in desirable, dependable merchandise. We own all these goods at much less than their actual worth, and they will come to you the same way. All special priced goods will bear a YELLOW TAG. Be sure to loook for the little YELLOW TAG. Great Milline 50 Trimmed Hats on salt 1 8 pattern hats ranging in price from $5 to $8 now 1-2 Price 1-2 Your Choice of 15 beautfully trimmed, $5 hats j) ry Reductions WOMEN'S AND MISSES COATS What are left of this Season's best styles will now go on sale at severe reduction Read the Prices $18 and $20 coats for........ .. .$12 I $10 coats for.. $ 7 $12.50 and $15 coats for $10 I $6.50 and $7 coats for $ 5 25c it some price or other. It is yours to EAD the prices. at the following prices 15 elegantly trimmed hats former price from $5 to $8 now 1-2 Price 1-2 15 trimmed hats ranging in Af)50 price from $3.50 to 4.50 now )Z Clearance of Misses' and Children's Wash Dresses One lot $1.50 wash dreses for. .$1 One lot $1 & $1.25 wash dresses for 75c One lot 75c wash dresses for. ,50c One lot 50c wash dresses for. ,35c Call on us when in need of COAL or FEED A*iger is short madness. We must rule our mind. If it does not obey it will command'. —o— You didn't know it, did you, that there are fifty-three Saturdays and fifty-three Sunldays this year? Well, there are. The first time for for ty years. We have Indiana Block Coal and Nut Coal for Cooking Also Feed of all Kinds EXIRA CO-OPERATIVE CO. West Exira Phone 155 FRANK BATES, M'ger, House phone 18 O— •••. .' It is a good plan to do our own thinking. We need not be afraid of overworking our thinkers. —o— God did no: place us here to dream of the things we'd like to do, but to do the things we find at hand. No matter how wealthy a person may be, he must lace sorrow. No I fe is so shelteriU that 110 sorrow ent .'is into it. —o— The power and blessing ol just one little blossom is astonishing. IA bare, bleak dooryard is often transtormed necause of one rosebush, little —o— What signifies our patience if we can't find it when we want it. "Why, Billy, you've come to the table without washing your face." "I know, mother, but I saw the little, things that live in water, thlougli father's microscope last evening, and I'm nott going to have them crawling oier my face with their funny legs, —o— "Oh, June is a pleasant, cheer ful hopeful month," said Tom Bright,, as he shouldered his hoe and hied to the cornfield. —o If we would reap praise we must sow the seeds, G..?ntle words and useful deeds. —o— It' a party ol men is a stag pa*ty is not a nation of men stag-nation. Every day a thanksgiving day, that means real living. Giv,e us all that kind of a life. —o— The safest way to handle a norii et is to let it alone. The woild may owe us a 'lying hut we must dig for it.