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ESTABLISHED IN 1885
OUR SALE DATES] Closing out Public Sal$, Thurs day, December l2tji, on farm 3 1-2 miles west and 3-4 mile north of Brayton, 2 1-2 miles south and 4 1-4 east of Elk Horn. .See ad«: PETER J. M*' 'ii Closing out Public Sale, Monday. December 16th, on farm 6 1-.2 miles southeast of Exira, 8 miles north of Anita. 1 mile south of Audubon "Township Creamery.'. .1/" MKBILM Public Sale, Wednesday, Decem ber I8th, 9' miles east of Exira near Audubon Township, Creameiy. CHRIS "Will have a Public Sale, Thursday, December I9th at his farm, 1 1.2 'miles southeast of Exira. ANNUAL MEETING The Annual'Meeting of the Gree ley Mutual Fire Insurance Associ .ation will be held Saturday, December 14th at 10:00 A. M. at No. 1« Schoolhouse,.,. Audubon Township. F. J. THIELEN, Secretary IT The followiqg nftmed parties have bought Vitanola Phonographs from P. M". Christensen In the last week: Joe Klemish, Peter -Stone, Joe Shaw* Walter Scotland and Henry To the trui^-buyi%. Is estimated by truck laa^ufacttu^ «rs that l9i9.J will W tlie biggt&t' year in the'initory o! truck sales/ so if you arelgjoiri&'to buy Ji truck in the near future, or, perhaps not until spring, NOW is thei time to get your order in so as to: get the truck when you want i% c,?zCome in and talk it over with ul.'-! ...„Fer Hauling, phone 81, Exira, la CHRISTENSEN & HUNT in cira TMIIH N. '.'j' V1 Mrs. A. A. Seibert returned yes terday to her home In Gilmore City She was accompanied by her little grand-daughter, Marjorie Posten, who will remain With her grand parents probably during the winter. Her mother, Mrs. Posten, expects to leave, in the near future, for Davenport to enter. the Pine Knoll Sanitorium for treatment for tuber, cular trouble. •*••,. -v DISS MMR cm The M. E. Ladies Aid Society gave a Miscellaneous Shower, Tues day afternoon, at the home of Mrs. Will Varney, in honor of Miss Mary •Gill, whose marriage to Mr. Arthur Warner will take place the latter part of this week. The home was beautifully decor ated in red and white and a deli cious cafateria luncheon was served. Miss Gill received many beautifu' and useful presents. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Heath en tertained their children at Thafiks giving dinner, at their home in Slipperyelmhurst. Their daughter, .Mrs. Roy Prather and family, of Atlantic son, Earl Heath and fam ily of Oakfield and daughter, Mrs. Frances Hoffman and son were pre sent to enjoy the good eats pre pared by Mrs. Heath.'*' ,, 'V '+e* Exira High School Lecture Course, 1918-19 k'-". -A*..•,.* '.'.N£ V-. -r V-'-r'-V Tuesday, December 17, '18 His Lectures are real studies in the most interesting and vital phas es of human life. The treatment is never academic or prosaic. Origi nality, keenness and wholesome sincerity are big characteristics that always impress themselves in his platform work. He is not a gushing optimist who would minimize all the real perils of life and thus brand the man who is down as- a born failure. On the contrary he is not afraid to tackle the beast in his. lair "and is always found fighting for the "under dog." His education is broad and liber al. He thinks philosophically and often expresses -himself poctically. He enjoys the acquaintance of ma ny prominent men of letters and a public life, and has also made in life long study of those in the hum blefJt- walks of life. He has a proper perspective view of the world. He is level-headed and sane.-: ,, .C'ifl A. Orelwrd. His lectures abound'. with sense. He makes one more hopeful. He points out opportunities for real success that sure ordinarily over- He gefe hold of the heart andmakes the world look big and wholesome to the average marirwfitf He is a born humoHst and mai hearty ..laughs iattest his 'pciwer^ this subtle art. In his soberest ar guments one catches occasional bits of wholesome .levity and in his hu morous passages there is genuine joy He is lawyer, author and lecturer in well-balanced, combination.'. He will make: good' on auy platf^rija where sound thought,. wholesome sentiment and force of character can gain a hearing. Life means more after you have heard Mr. Orchard, He is a posi tive force, working to 1 make the path clearer and easier for strug gling humanity. lie has a wonder ful philosophy of success that the people need and will most gladly ts on sale aifExira Drug Co'th pany Store, Saturday, Dec. 14,1918. WEDDINGJLE1IZED The marriage of Mr. Charles Knudsen and Miss Daisy Petersen Occurred Monday, December 2nd at Audubon, Rev. Cousins perform ing the ceremony. Following the ceremony the couple returned to Exira and partook of a wedding supper at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. H. C. Petersen. These young people are of our finest and are worth'y of a happy and prosperous future. They will reside on the Dan' Larsen farm. MR. ANTHONY MEUERS CELEBRATED BIRTHDAY Mr. Anthony Meuer passed his eighty-first milestone, last Friday, December 6th.- This fine old man is making his home with his son, Joe Meuers and wife and is enjoy ing the best of health. That he may live to enjoy many more birth days is the wish of his friends. frb *.l Boost For ZEscira, Tlie Oit-y Beautiful _J"*V) •EXIRA. IOWA, THURSDAY. DEC. 12, 1918 Young Man Died in Defense Of His Country Another young life has passed from among us. Arthur Ballou, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ballou, east of Exira, was early in the war from Audubon County's increment. Arthur, with several others from Audubon County, was sent to Camp Pike, Arkansas, where, soon after, he was taken sick. His mother and his affi anced went to Camp Pike to seeihini and he regained his health. His regiment was ordered overseas and he was soon at the front. In one of the most terrific battles over there-Chateau Thierry he was severely and seriously wounded, one'shot going through his abdomen and other injuries were received ,at the same time. As soon as possible he was returned to the base hospital at Rah way, New Jersey,,where he has suffered and lingered for several months. Since being placed in the hospital at Rahway he has been visited,by his wife and infant son--the boy he had never seen—and his parents. Improvement in his condition being no ticed his wife tod baby and his mother returned to Iowa while Mr. Ballou remained with his son a few days longer. After the departure of the ladies his condition became alarming but subsi ded eventually when Mr. Ballou returned to Iowa. His body is due to arrive today and will be. interred in the Ex ira cemetery this afternoon, mourned by all who knew one of the finest young men that ever lived. Funeral services will be held at the M. E. Church, this" afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Bald win in charge. The stores will be closed during the services. It Was during one of his moments when free from pain or near ly that so he was talking to his father about the battle his fath er remarked that one of the boys from the north part of the County, named Athens [as the writer understood the name) was missing, when Arthur remarked that Athens stood second from him in the battle when" the shell, which wounded him, blew Athens all to pieces. It is painful indeed to lose our boys in such a cruel way but the spirit of those who sacrificed their lives will live on and on gar? j.laiided with the golden threads* of. civilization and their memory will be indelibly written in history. October, 17, 1918r* Dear-Mother and All :*-I suppose' ark thinking all softs of things because you luivtoH heairdfrbns mia but it is impossible to get writing paper here. I don't knows if the government let you know I was wounded but if they did I am sorry if it has caused you any worry as my wound didn'tr amount to any- On September 28th had just fed toy horses when as little piece of'' steel come singing along and .lit right under my nose in my upper lip, but only for &poiling my classic'beauty everything is alright. How is everything at home? If I eat Xmas dinner with you this game will have to end soon but we are sure going to end it before we come home. How has the weather been there this fall? We have had quite a bit of rain here. I met a fellow that knew Frank, the other day. He was from Camp Cody and I meta nurse, a cousin of Bob Todd who was workiug for the Telephone Company there two years ago. It is funny how you run across people that way. Did you get the money I sent home. I hope so. Use it if you need it. I will soon have two months pay coming again and I will send that too. A few more days and I will be in France six months. It don't seem that long sometimes then again it seems a year. I hope I don't stay another six and I don't really think I will but you can never tell. If there is anything I hate to do it is to write with a pencil. I suppose this will be all rubbed out when you get it, but it is the best I can do. Hoping you are well and will write soon, I will cut this.- Goodbye with love to all. From HARRY CAMPBELL Mrs. James Johnson, who resides west of Exira, is recoviering from appendicitis. Mrs. Martin Nelson of Hamlin is caring for her and assisting-with the work. 1 Longlteach, California •Mr. Dew S&tt-r^WeH, we arrived.here, —in the Garden .Spot of the World at last, and I must say it is a Gar den Spot, in comparison to some of the countries we have traveled through. However, we had a great trip and enjoyed it very much. We covered just even 2200 miles on our trip from Exira to" Long. Beach aawa.. ptaios ajnd deserts, over mountain^ thru canyons and thru cedar and pine forests, passed nu merous Indian and Mexican villa ges with their adobe houses and fences and was a very scenic trip as well as interesting. Car went thru in fine shape and without mechani cal trouble of any kind, which, I think was a wonderful performance considering the condition of some of the roads we had to travel over. We stopped at Mr. Ebbe Hansen's at Long Beach. They asked me to extend their best regards and re quested me to ask you to forward their Journal to them at 237 Cedar Avenue, Long Beach, California. We also stopped at Jim Carlson's. They are getting along fine and like it fine here. They have just got settled down in a cozy home of their own. We are all well and enjoying life to the utmost and hope these few lines will find you the same. Kind ly forward my Journal to me here at Long Beach, 1345 Pacific Ave. Yours Truly, P. K. JENSEN Mr. and Mrs. Will Crissman at tended the funeral of their nephew, Rushton Oaks, at his home in At lantic, last Thursday. The young man passed away, Tuesday, after an illness with the Flu. f- Frank Dimick arrived home last Thurhday from Camp Zachary Tay lor, Kentucky and has been honor ably discharged from service. He will remain here with his parents until the second semester of school starts at Ames. E 1* liAi ^^j^i^&,*Ji3iAk^k>i^^-ii^h^A^tA'^kis^hi^d^tk ... Wednesday afternoon, December 4th, JMr. Peter Melgaard and Miss Chrisiena Jensen were united in marriage, Rev. Rasmussen per forming the ceremony at (the par sonage. Mr. Charles Petersen and Miss Egedia Andersen witnessed the ceremony. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. P. N. Jensen of Greeley township and is one of the finest young la dies in the county. The groom al so is a .highly respected Voung man. They went to housekeeping on the farm, in Greeley township, which Mr. Melgaard is farming. We ex tend congratulations.. -.j WITH LADIES' TRIO Miss Bessie Witthauer recently accepted a position with the Chica go Lyceum Bureau and departed Friday from her home in Des Moines for Chicago to enter upon her new work. Miss Bessie will tour with-a Ladies Trio, and also be their accompanist. LIEUT. BENJENSEN Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jensen return ed to their home in Atlantic,* Tuesf day, after a visit sincerf Saturday with relatives. Ben. hu belen at tending Wn Officers I'nuning School at'Camp Pike, Arkansas, re cently received his Lieutenant's commission. He has beehi honor ably discharged from., wryic^Lijaad returned.to his hon\e in Atlantic^^i. Harold Miller weht' to Atlantic,' Saturday, and assisted that day in the Neff' Clothing Store. He re mained in that city until Tuesday, when he.departed for San Fransisco where h6'is attending the Naval ReserVe Training School. He wa8 granted a ten day furlough, and was in this city visiting his mother, Mrs. Hans MUler and sisters. MISS OLGA GJERLOFF VICTIM or INFLUENZA The sad news reached here Mon day of the death of Miss Qlga Gjer loff at her home in Audubon, that morning at 7:00 o'clock^, Death was caused by influenza. Miss Gjerloff was a daughter of Mr. Fred Gjerloff, who' formerly lived near Exira. She was born in Pottawatamie county in February 1892. About a year ago her moth er passed away and shortly after her death Mr. Gjerloff and daugh ter, Olga moved to Audubon where they have resided. She is survived by her father and three sisters. They are Mrs. S. Jorgensen oi' Haynes, South Dakota Mrs. Laur ids Hansen of Exira and Miss Clara Gjerloff of Des Moines. The funeral services were helc yesterday at 12:30 at the home in Audubon and the remains were laid to rest in the St. John's ceme tery, west of Exira. Rev. Matson came to Exira Sat urday and held service? in the Christian Church. He returned to Clarion, Iowa, Monday morning to help make arrangements for the public sale, which Mrs. George Mat son held yesterday at her home He will return home tomorrow. & -. .. $1.50 PER YEAR PASSED AWAY Jorgeri Hansen Frost was born at Als Schleswig, September 26, 1832 a,nd died December 8, 19l8 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jesse Andersen at Exira, being, at the time of his death, 86 years, 2 months and 13 days. In 1856 he was united in marriage to Miss Dorothea Sofia Knabe. "To this union were1 bqrn six children, five daughters and one son, one- dying in infapcy. His wife .and three children preceded him -to the Great Beyond. He leaves. to mourn his death two daughters, Mrs George Hansen of Lorah and Mrs.- Jesse Andersen of Exira, with ^vhom he has made his home for more than fifteen years also 33 grand-children and thirty great grand-children.'.^ Funeral services were held Tues day forenoon at the home. Inter ment was made in Oakhill cemetery. EM OLD MEEK HIS CROSSED THE RIVER Mr. John Oliver, of Audubon, passed on to his reward on Thanks giving Day at the age of 83 years, 11 month and 3 days. For many years he was the trusted manager of Charles Stuart and Sons rural imsiness in Audubon county. He came to Audubon county in the year 1875 and entered actively in the management of the Stuart & Sons great business. He occu pied the ranch on section eleven, Melville township and transformed the wildemi^ to a high state of cultivation. fj- In Octobc^ .1^79, .he married Miss Jarah Bajcer,^ daughter of Robertv 5aker arid wife ot ,"Viola, tpmishlp)..'^ To this union:two Bons were. born. Henry B. nnd William B. Oliver,, who, like their illustrious: father, are Worthy citijiens. The regains of Mr. Oliver were interred in Au-t dubon cemetery Saturday last., IITHE LOIS (HUE UIDTO REST v: Lois Lillian Kline was born in Exira March 21, 1913 and died at her homei Thursday, Dec. 5. 1918, at the age of 5 years, 8 months and 11 days. She, leaves to mourn her loss a father, mother, mother six brothers and three sisters, besides a host of friends. She was taken sick on Friday with influenza which devel oped in pneumonia and brain fever which caused her death the follow ing Thursday. She was preceded to the Great Beyond by two sisters, Pearl who dieid Dec. 30, 1915, and Nadine who died April 21, 1917. The funeral services were held at the home, Saturday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the Exira cemetery. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank our many friend for ttjeir kindness shown us in the death of our beloved daugh ter and sister and also, for the floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. Wood Kline. Mr. and Mrs. Evart Kline, Mr. and Mrs. Theo Nelsen The children. Miss Lizzie Gude returned to th A. J. Leake home, Saturday, where she is employed. Miss Verna Croy who had been assisting with th« household duties, returned to her home in the south part of town.