Aii Sale date for Roy Jouea, Auc
tioneer or Jones & Jensen can be
made at Kearney Drug Store, Exi
ra, Iowa. Also dates for A. W.
Harvey, Clerk, who will clerk sales
Postmaster May is now busy
taking orders. The sale of surplus
Army food commenced here Mon
day and was soon subsscribed for.
It will no doubt have the tend
ency, to bring down the high cost
HOG, THEY 10W HERE
At the Hassler-Halford sale of
pure bred Poland China hogs at
their home in Manning last week,
Mabels Jumbo, said to be one of the
largest boars that ever lived, was
•sold to ,au Illinois young ma,n for the
magnificent sum of $18,000.
ALLY ILL IN CALIFORNIA
Former Governor Horace Boies is
ill in California and relatives fear
that fie will ivot recover.
Judge Boies has canceled his
dates for court, remaining in Water
loo in momentary expectation that
he will be summoned to his father's
Governor Boies is more than 90
years of age.
PROSPERITY AT THE
The prospects for a profitable sea
son at the Audubon canning factory
were never better. Help is plenti
ful and they have over a section of
sweet corn ready for the cans. So
we'll eat what We can and what we
•can't eat we'll can." The company
Teceived a car of sugar last week to
flavor up the corn if needed.
WILL RE STOPPED
Dairy Commissioner W. B. Bar
ney said "Boycott eggs in Des
Moines for a' week or 10 days and
•eggs will drop eight or ten cents a
'The farmers in Perry, Iowa, were
-Selling their eggs at 32 cents per
dozen. The grocers were selling
them at 3,5 cents, while in Des
Moines they were being sold at 50
to 53 cents.
ONE HONORED TRAFFIC
Ft. 'Dodge, Iowa, policemen made
a great hit recently. They arrested
71 persons charged with violating
tfye city's 'traffic laws. Out of the
71, fifty paid fin^s of $5 each. Many
who had Put
failed to appear and the bonds were
forefited. Among those arrested
were many prominent business and
-professional men. Policemen were
stationed at the traffic corners and
those cutting corners, or having no
fdimmers or not observing cut-out
warnings which has been preached
for weeks, were taught a lesson.
Altogether oVer a hundred arrests
were made in .twenty-four hours.
Exira should administer the same
lesson before some one is killed by
violations. The warning by Mayor
Lohner is treated as a joke by many
although he is trying to save life
.« A California land agent asserts
that the total value of California's
agricultural products are three times
the total valueof Iowa's agricultural
products. Of course I disputed the
statement but did not have anything
definite to back me up. Will you
please give me figures in the mat
Acording to the United States Bu
reau of Crop Estimates, Iowa pro
duced in 1918 about $822,000,000
worth of crops, whereas Calfornia
produced only about $36.5,000,000
worth. If live stock is included,
California makes an even poorer
showing. The value of IowaSi hogs
is about 16 times that of California's
and the value of Iowa's cattle a little
over twice. As a producer of agri
cultural specialties, California is
justly renowned but in gross value
of all agricultural crops. California
cannot compare with a state like
HAVE II HE» WE
Henry Wonsmas of Audubon
and Miss Hanna Gude of Exira
were married at Atlantic Saturday
Miss Gude is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gude of West
Exira, is cultured, modest, and re
tiring, has been for many months
working at the Atlantic hospital
learning the art of nursing and
displayed marked ability along that
line Mr. Wonsmas was raised
largely in Audubon, he went across
seas and was in the thick of the
fighting for months where he earn
ed an honorable discharge and re
turned home. The young people
will settle in Audubon and enjoy
life's companionship. Congratula
tions are extended.
AUDUBON COUNTY FAIR
Fair time! The event anxiously
looked forward to by the people of
Audubon County. Regardless of
words of praise for other fairs, we
are certain that no other county
fair excels that of Audubon County.
One of the principal reasons for the
phenomenal success of the Audubon
County Fair is that it is a mutual
organization, and one in which all
of the people of the county take an
interest. Everyone wno purchases
a membership or season ticket is a
member of the society, and is en
titled to vote, and has an equal
voice in the conduct of the affairs
of the fair. The Audubon County
Fair belongs to the people of the
county, and is their institution.
All are making preparations to
tomake'the 40th annual fair, which
•will be held at Audubon, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
Sept. 9, 10, 11 and 12, the greatest
ever held. All of the exhibits are
going to be larger than ever, and
the departments are filling fast.
Several special exhibits have been
arranged for, one of which is the
State Fish and Game Department
Exhibit, which will be located just
south of the floral hall.
The free attractions are the best'
ever attempted here, and will please
everyone. We have been assured
that no better free acts could have
been secured, and everything poss
ible is being done for the entertain
ment of the public. Among the
free acts are: Aerial Patts, Keala
kai Hawaians, Bell-Thazer Broth
ers, Bett's Trained Seals, Thearle
Duffield Fireworks. The night
shows will be held Wednesday and
Thursday. Family or membership
tickets are good for the night shows.
No extra charge for autos. For
the convenience of the public, a
ticket booth will be placed at the
Charles Bagley office corner. This
should be a great benefit in pre
venting the congestion at the.gate.
Entries can be made in the various
departments before fair by mailing
your entries to John Horning, who
is again secretary. If you make
your entries before fair time, your
entry tags will be given you, when
you bring your exhibit.
DITIONS IN ENGLAND
Drought conditions are so dam
aging in England that the berry
crop is less than half, the apples
are dropping off the trees, the ve
getables are nearly all withered,
the hay is dried
the stem. No
rain on the island from May 1st to
June 15th did the work. Small
grain is being shipped in from' the
United States, Are^ntine and Aus
The latest improved way of get
ting rid of the army worm menace
is to turn your hogs on them. The
hogs will eat the last one in the
patch and enjoy the sweet morsel.
Save your poisoned bran and other
Boost For Exira, Ttie Oity Bea,-u.ti:Tu.l
LOOAIi AND PERSONAL,
Ray Faust returned from a trip
to Wyoming last Saturday* f.
Early potaeoes received too
much rain early but area fine crop
Tomatoes are selling for five
cent3 per pound. The dry weather
cut the production.
With peopie struggling to make
a living against the H. C. L. not
much attention is paid to road
dragging in our territory at the
proper time. Some of our roads
need it worse than ever before. •&
Ed Cotton and son, Galin, de-'
parted Monday for Ashbury, North''
Carolina. Mr. Cotton will be ab
sent about ten days and Galin will
remain in the south indefinitly It|
hopes of benefiting his health.
Joy Cotton will be sole manager of
the Cotton Store during his fathers
Many people from Exira are at-f
tending the Shelby County Fair at
Harlan this week.
John Dimick is building a iargfi'
cement feeding floor at his place
east of town. The floor covers a
large area and there is enough con-,
crete in it to pave one of tE$
streets of our town. It will soon
pay for itself, however, in saviiig of
high priced corn, £...
Pauline Gill returned last week
from Omaha where she had been
visiting relatives for some time past.
Mrs. Connrardy will attend the
G. A. R. National Convention
which is called to meet in Col
umbus, Ohio in the near future.
The proclamation issued by our
mayor to. auto drivers regarding the
running with cutouts closed has
been a great help in the way of
ridding "The City Beautiful" of
this noisy nuisance. Speeders are
also getting less easily found and
only one fine has been imposed to
Horse-buyer Sims was in town
last Friday and purchased ten head
of horses and mules. Prices are
not quite as high now as they were
this time iast year.
Marshall Voss started' a cam
paign last week to rid the town of
surplus dogs and up-to-date has
sent several of the canine family to
the "Happy Hunting Ground."
Mrs. M. B. El wood and children
who have been here visiting, will
retnrn to their home near Prescott,
Iowa. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
H. Rogers will accompany her
The meeting of the Country Club
will be held today with Mrs. Wil
bus Bills. The last meeting was at
the home of Mrs. Elain Bills.
Dr. and Mrs. Lantz, Mrs. Worth
ing and Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Con
ley of Atlantic autoed tp LakeOk.
obji Sunday for a two weeks out
We stated last week that Lin
coln Statzell was home on a fur
lough, but we are glad to report
that he has been honorably dis
charged and will not have to re
turh to camp..
ESTABLISHED WM 1885 EXIRA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 21. 1919 $1.50 PER YEAR
The glorious rains of late came
in the nick of time for the black
berry crop. The acreage of the
delicious frviit is not large here this
year, but those that have been'
brought in were very large and
lucious. The berries are selling
for 30 cents a quart. ,v,^
A reunion^ of the Connrar
family was held at the home of
tamiiy was held at the home QI .„
Mrs. Connrardy-Simday tat. iS***!™!1 p0'""!0
children were nearly all present.
little, great grand daughter
of Mrs. Connrardy a Miss Pring of
Denver Colorado has been here
visiting her great grand mother.
LOCIAIi AND PERSONAii.
Where are the new specifications
for paving that the engineer was
going to make?
Gene Porter is recovering nicely
now from the injuries received
some time ago when a threshing
engine he was riding went through
Our compositor Mrs. Will Spoo
and Husband and little Ronald
went to Bingham Lake Minnesota
Monday to visit her sister Mrs. E.
C. Wilson and family and to return
home with them the last of this
Miss. Helen Voss reports an en
joyable time at the lakes recently.
Ellowene Hoover, daughter of
Jerry Hoover and wife, returned
home from a two weeks visit at the
Will Hammann home near Adair.
William Heckman who recently
received his discharge from oversea
service, is' now staying with his
uncle Chris Bauer and family.
Mrs. Kate Zaner has moved
from Mobridge South Dakota to
1010 Philips Street IV^issoald Mon
The Seventh Day Adventist
Camp Meeting Will be held this
year at Marshalltown beginning
August 28th and lasting until
September 4th. Quite' a number
from Exira will probably attend.
Ben Jensen has purchased the
Tharnish residence on North
Street. The house will be moved
a. few feet to the north and Miss
Tharnish will build a new modern
bungalow on the south lot.
John Weighton left Monday
afternoon for Sioux City to look
after- some business matters and
accompany his family home after a
two months vacation.
George M. Ross and wife depart
ed for Chicago the last of the week
for a ten days visit in the home of
their son George and family.
Alfred Jacobsen and family visit
ed at the Jerry Hoover home Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Bauer and
family entertained some company
at their home last Sunday, those
there were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Bartelt and son, Mr. and Mrs.
.Earl Griffin and children^ Mr. and
Mrs. Will Hammann and daughter.
These people all had a fine time."'5
The injury to Mrs. Ed Youngs
finger by. the electric washer as
mentioned last week is healing
nicely altho we understand it has
been very painful. Her many
friends are pleased at her recovery.
It is now possible that the finger
can be saved.
Mr. Theodore Patty was busy
with an adjuster from the Security
of Davenport Friday last cleaning
up some small losses.
The wheat crop of Audubon
County will not exceed a half of a
crop. The oats are about two
thirds, while the corn-our principal
crop-promises to be a bunper, pro
vided of course it dont get frosted.
Peter M. Petersen left last Friday
on a pleasure trip through Minn
The Fullerton Lumber Company
has had their big business house
here painted from top to bottom.
Kirk Knox manipulated the brush,
and well did he do it.
Mr. Dell Poage and family of
the Black Hills South Dakota,
will be in Exira in a few days to
visit his sister Mrs. Connrardy and
his many boyhood friends. Mr.
Poage was raised from boyhood
here and is well remembered.
Mrs. Connrardy would like to have
all of his old time friends call at
her home and renew acquaintance.
STILL FULL OF PEP
John M. Griggs, who spent his
boyhood and early manhood tak
ing care of race horses and much of
the time jockying says he is still
the be^st rider in the country re
gardless of his advanced yeara,
He owns Captain Elder one "of
the fastest horses that ever ran on
a race track and he proposes to go
to Harlan next week and from
there to DesMoines for the State
Fair where Captain Elder will,be
put into action to capture some of
the big purses offered.
Chas. E. Garroute, a prominent
farmer living just across the line in
Audubon county, has purchased a
400 acre farm near Hamlin for
which he paid $300 per acre or
$1-20,000. Mr. Garroutte recently
sold his 200 acre farm at $325 per
acre andthe 20 acre tract of land
just outside the west corporate lim
its of Anita formerly owned by D.
B. Harrison, which Mr. Garroute
purchased a year ago, could have
been sold a short time ago at $16,
000 buthe refused the offer. The
Audubon county farm just purchas
ed is one of the best improved in
this part of the stat'e, being well
fenced, and containing 21 buildings.
ARE YOUR SHEEP
SAFE FROM DOGS
It is getting about the time of
the year when dogs will commence
their depredations in the flock of
sheep and lambs of our county.
Two years ago it will be remem
bered that two dogs had made an
attack in the' flock of shfeep and
lambs of Mr. Christen Hansen
west of town and killed 21 head all
in one'day.' At theTitfie of the
killing we said that "County'Super
visors Soren Madsen and Harvey
Maharg were called to the farm of
Mr. Christen C. Hansen to view the
destruction by a dog or dogs on Mr.
Hansen's lambs. Mr. Hansen had
21 head of lambs and they were all
kiled ly a big St. Bernard dog be
longing to Mr. Jens Madsen of Sha
ron township. The dog was shot
while chasing the lambs but not
killed but was later killed and the
ownership was acknowledged by
Mr. Madsen who later paid Mr. Han
sen for the lambs.
Last week the flock of Mr. Law
rence Axelsen of Sharon townshio
was attacked by a dog and three of
his lambs were killed.
Now that neighborhood is all ex
cited l§st wholesale killings will
again take place in the flocks. There
are several flocks through the county
of from 150 to 250 in each and a
dog would do untold damage if
not stopped in his madness for
blood, when in the chase.
It is natural, right and lawful
that if a neighbor's dog kills your
sheep he must pay the bill whether
it is for one or one hundred head,
that is if you know that your
neighbor's dog did it. But if you
do not know whose flog caused, youv
will SWEAR TO THAT
then the county will pay for t.hp ani
mal er animals, or fowls so destroy
To be neighborly then, kill the
dog that menaces your neighbor's
flocks. The dog will be better off
and you will thus avoid loss and
The shortage of wool and mutton
is such that it is a duty we owe to
the war stricken world that we pro
tect our sheep.
The Home Coming for the boys
at Audubon last Thursday was one
round of pleasure. The ornamen
tation of the street from the depot
to the court house and the decora
tions in the business houses were
superb and all befitting the great
occasion it was to commemorate—
the homecoming of the boys. The pa
rade was headed by tho Brayton
band and about two hundred and
seventy-five soldiers and sailors were
in line. The G. A. R., the W. R.
C. and the Audubon band folowed
the happy crowd to a sumptuous
After the "delivery of one of the
finest speeches by Hon. N. E. Ken
dall ever delivered here a well ar
ranged program vas puled off that
seemed to please everybody.
The committee in .charge certain
ly did themselves proud and the
good people of Audubon should ev
er remember the event with pleasure
and pride. «.
SATURDAY. AUGUST 23
by Alice Joyce. This is a
play we have been trying to
get for along time it is play
ed in. the best playhouses in
the big cities to crowded
houses. This is a play every
body likes, you don't want to
miss it. We guarantee you
will be pleased.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
A Paramount Artcraft pic
ture by Jack Pickford, same
star that played in '•Seven
by Fatty Arbuckle
This is one of the best Thurs
day shows we have ever given
you. Don't miss this partic
ular show as we know it is
Shows start at 8:00
P. M. Cbristensen & Son
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Kness en
tertained a company of relatives
Sunday in honor of their son Geo.
Juniors return from Newport
Rhode Island. He having been in
the navy for the past sixteen
months. Those present were:
P. L. Carter and wife of Audubon/
Chas. Boehme family of "Exiraf
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cecil and fam
ily of Anita, Mr. and Mrs. Miles
Kness and family of Audubon, and
Mr. and Mrs Grant Kness and son
Frank Dimick of Exira left his
car parked in front of the home of
Mary T. Watts the day of the
home coming celebration.
The brakes were evidently not
secure for he had not been gone
long when it started off by itself.
The hill is a steep one and it
gained speed quickly. Before it
could be stopped it had run into
three other cars at the foot of the
hill. Mr. Dimicks car v?as rather
badly damaged but the others were
only slightly hurt.
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Jessen of
west Exira had a birthday party at
their home Sunday last when the
following guests were present: P.
K. Petersen family, Mr. anw Mrs.
Hans Petersen, Abel Stone family,
P. M. Jessen family, Chris 'Jessea
family, P. Hansen and wife, C. P.
Knudsen and wife, Peter Gude,
wife and one one child, E. Croy
family, M. Jessen family, J. Jacob
sen family and Mrs. Smith. The
total number of guests was over
fifty and all enjoyed a very pleas
Fourteen states have ratified the
federal amendment to the present
time.' They are Wisconsin, Michi
gan, Ohio, Kansas, New York, Illi
nois, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts,
Texas, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas,'
Montana and Nebraska.
Alabama and Georgia refused to
Using figures of the 1910 census
as a basis, nearly 49 inilions out of
the 91.972,266 live in states which
have already stamped their official
approval upon th^ amendment to
the United States constitution,
which wil give political equality tflfc
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