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Mrs. Hattie Herrick Nar
rowly Escapes Death in
Shooting Fracas
All Exira was aroused Monday
morning, when news rcachod here
of a near doable tragedy which
occurred the night before at the
home of Mrs. Hattie Herrick in
Council Bluffs, when her husband
from whom she was divorced, shot
and wounded Mrs. Herrick and a
friend who had just returned from
'a motion picture show.
Mr. and Mrs. Herrick were for
merly Exira people, having lived
here for many- years, a^d have
many acquaintances here. Mr.
Herrink is a sen of Mrs. Louisa
Herrick, an old time resident here,
while Mrs. Herrick is a daughter
of Mrs. Caroline JenkinS of our
Tuesday's Nonpareil, in com
menting upon the terrible affair,'
says in part:
"Mrs. Hattie Herrick, 532 Sev
enth avenue, lies near death in the
A|ercy hospital with a bullet wound
in the back of her head, alleged to
have been inflicted from a revolver'
in the hands of her divorced hus
band, Herbert Herrick: Herrick
also shot Roy Bannar, 015 Seventh
avenue, in the base of the neck,
when Bannar interceded for Mrs.
Herrick after Herrick had shot her,
witnesses say. Then Herrick beat
Bannar's forehead into/a pulp with
the butt of his revolver after he
had emptied it of its five cartridges.
Both Mrs. Herrick and Baqnar
were rushed to Mercy hospital.
Bannar, fearing he would be oper
ated upon, escaped from the hospi
tal after having .his bounds dressed
'•by Dr., J.C. Anderson. His in-,
jjUPi^SijwriU not cost his life, it isf
said. Herrick is in jail, charged
with intent to murder, Mrs. Hei
rick was operated upon by Dr.
Anderson, who says the bullet
fractured the black of her skull, and
unless ^complications -set in, it is
said she has a chance for her life."
John Jenkins and Mrs. Grant
Jones, brother and sister of Ityrs.
Herrick, left here Monday to be at
her bedside.
"The regular meeting of the
Thursday Club was held at the
home of Mrs. B. C. Wilson April
1 22. An unusualv large number
were) present, including two new
a members and Mrs. Tobey (if Des
$ Moines, a sister of Mrs. J. T. Kear
as guest of the club.
Mrs. Oldaker read an interesting
paper on immigratiion problems
js and Mrs. Fulton a humorous
3 selection entitled, "Father^ Day."
A discussion concerning a constitu
tional amendment, adopted last
year by the club, followed, dividing
the members into "strict and loose
constructionists," and suggesting
the need of a judiciary to act as a
court of final settlement. After
adjournment a social hour and
delicious luncheon resulted in the
restoration of complete harmony.
On account, of the entertainment
by the freshman and sophomore
classes of the high school, the play
which was to have been given on
Wednesday evening, in the Picture
Palace, by the Farmers' Booster
Club, was called off.
tOr J**
Mrs. Charles Jaynes of
Hamlin, who was very sick with
,flu a short time ago, has had a
slight relapse and is still in pretty
bad shape.
John Philip, the four-months old
son of Mr. and Mrs.^ George C.
Voss, passed awa£ Saturday morn-
The funeral services were held
Sunday afternoon at the home,
conducted by Rev. Henry. Burial
took place in the Exira cemetery.
Friends extend sympathy.
We wish to express thanks for
the kind •assistance offered us dur
ing the sickness and burial of out
little son and brother also to the
many friends and different organi
zations for the beautiful floral of
ferings. Q?
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C. Voss
And Family
At'tlie meeting of the last Farm
Bureau which was held at the
Kilworth schoolhouse it was re
solved that all the men would wear
which will be held at the ^Simpson
schoolhouse on May 21st.
A very pleasant evening was
spent and a large crowd attended.
Mr. E^ Lewis gave'a brief talk on
"The High Cost of Living," after
which ice cream and cake were
served to( the crowd by the ladies
of the community. Several people
from Exira were out, among them
Mrs. Kommes and her mother,
Many "people were unable to
domfiton account qf jthq. ,bad. rpajds
south of the.sqbcjolhOjU^.ijWehojpe
to see everyone qit ngjjt meej^g.'
Death of Shoriip Bintner
It has been, a long time since our
little city has been~so filled with
sorro^ as it was on Monday eve
foing when the news came over the
wire of the suicidal death of Shomp
ier, Bintqer at his farm home two
and one-half mites southeast of
Mr. Bintner, who was commonly
called Shomp, was a pioneer resi
dent of this section, having lived
here for many years. He had hosts
of friends and acquaintance*, and
his untimely death has caused a
cloud of gloom to hang over the
entire community.
v. He leaves to grieve a wife and.
e\.ven children, the older ones be
ing grown.
The funeral, services will be held
tomorrow (Friday) morning at 9
o'clock, at the Catholic Church,
Father Costello in charge. Inter
ment will take place at the Catho
lic cemetery. We will furnish a
complete obituary next woek.
*M L,
iiig, April 24th, at five o'clock, after
a brief illness with whooping cough
and complications. He was a dear,
sweet child and his death has
caused many a heartache for the
sorrowing parents. A little flower
sent from above to be loved and ^lcr parents in
cared for for just ft fev^ short' ^'ec^ 'n ^'le vicinity of Erfira.
months and then to return pui\i and ^ec- 12th, 1872,
innocent to the God who gave it.
overalls and all the ladies would
wear apron 4 at the next meetihg \vere all present at the time df~her
It's All Right, All Right
-The Journal Office was^the re
cipient of a nice little invitation
Tuesday,—an invitation to "clean
yp." We studied the matter over
carefully, and, after finding that
many people in town who weren't
as dirty as we were (and also some
who were,) 'had received one too
we decided "to be in the swim" so
have decided to acefcpt) Aren'i
you glad? So are we.
If the laws of the Boarjiof Hekltl
are observed, the town of Exira
will probably be transformed into a
"Garden of Eden" within the next,
twenty days. Let's all work to
gether and help make our little city
what our officials are trying
make it. dioost!
4 .«*'/$»
V\s- I
Good Old Pioneer Lady PaS-
ses Away After A Long
Siege of Sickness
Sarah Ann Rudge was born in
Herefordshire, England, June 26,
married to George
Dr. J, W. Hall and family, who
hag been our Chiropractor here
for several years will leave Saturv.
day for Davenport, where Mrs.
Hall will completer-her course in
School. After completing: their
work they will go^ to California,
where they will probably locate at
Palo Alto. A lady chiropractor, Dr.
Rose Weiman, whose home is in
the north part of the county,
arrived here this week and will
practice here.
The Halls have madfe many
friends here and will be missed.
Their successor is also a graduate
of the Palmer School and come
highly recommended.
Eight Grade Examination
These have been set by the State
Department for May 13th and 14th.
Let us know.if school closes earlier.
State when school is out and num
ber of pupils wishing to take ex-,
For Exira, iTlie Otty Beaaatifoal
Vio0 1*, .- Lately it was bothering him con
na^. been her home until the time. ,,
of Iter deatlu She was the mother I I'V.
childrcn.-Mrs-ttoscoe Clark,1'
of Atlantic- Mre. Charles McCord,! "lol6
who passed away in 1006 Mrs.
H. A. Nelson, Exira Charles, of
Kampus, Nevada Mrs. Alfred
Esbeck, Exira and James Huyck
with whom she had been making
her home since the death of her
husband on January 27, 1915.
She leaves two sisters, Mrs. J. M.
Sprinkle of Colton, California^ and
Mrs. M. E. Thomas of Dunlap,
Iowa and one brother, William
Rudge, of Los Angeles, California
She united with the .Christian
church in ]82. ,r
Chirtipractife' and the Dr: will ,take^ ,these four sons shet leaves, eleven
an Xmy Cdursts, at the Palmer :gifandchildren aud twefity-sne great
Co. SuPt.
ne rink and Green," another
paper published by students, this
time by the Sophomores of the
High School, has just been printed
at this office and is now being dis
tributed among the ^subscribers.
.The paper is only four pages but is
full of editorials, etc. that are a
credit to
which they, did beautifully. Gerald
& -•k.
1850. She came to this country I. ...
1870 and set-'he
h° had.
on one of two horses which
I was earing for in camp*, and
both horses were killed. At-the
time, the shrapnel gave him no
trouble,, and he refused surgical
he was
,,i ,. ". iid becaure of so manv more ser
oettled immediately upon the farm „i
-I 1_- 1 ously wounded men needing help,
one nine northwest of Exira which .,
The f.unera( was held from tfie
Christian church Saturday, Apri
24, 1920, at two o'clock, conducted
by Rev. Babcock. The children
death except her son, Charles, who
was delayed on account of the
storm, and arrived a few hours too
late. Her .one dpsire was to live
until he arrived
The children of the late Mrs,
Huyck desire to extend to their
neighbors and friends their thanks
few the many acts of kindness dur
ing their recent bereavement, tjis
death of their pother also for the?|
beautiful floral offerings.
he had,tWl
The firms of the Exira Produce
Station, Ed Northup owner, and
the C. B. Parrott Produce Station,
formed a partnership Monday, and
have located in the building, for
merly occupi by C. 1* Parrott on
Main Street.
These two business men have
been conducting Cream and Pro
duce Stations in Exira for some
time and have been very successful
but find that by combining forces
they may give higher market pri
ces and better service to their cus
tomers. See their ad, on another
page of this paper.
1VL- .-.v
Hannah Van Slyke Goodrich was
born in the state of New York in
the year 1834 and died at the home
of her son, Stalman Goodrich, Anita
Iowa, Api il 25, 1920, aged 85 years
& months and .25 days,
She was mactiedto Dudley Good
rich at La Motte, Jackson county,
Iowa. To this union were bq'rn
twelve children of whom fojjf ijire
living:, Andrew-Goodrich?of Chi
cago, Illinois James Goodrich of
Torrington, Wyoming
Goodrich of Oakfield, Iowa, and
Stalman Goodrich of, Anita, Iowa,
"with whom she: had just recently
gone-to makfr her -home. Besides
The deceased was foi 1
resident at Oakfield,, Iowa, but for
the last few years has made her
home at Fort Collins then at Tor
rington. Wyoming with her son,
James Goodrich.
In early womanhood she joined
the Baptist church. She has lived
a gooc^ life, one devoted to her fam
ily, their interests were hers, she
shared alike their joys and their
sorrows. She truly has lived her
lile for others, the Master may well
say "Well done, thou good and
faithful servant."
When we say she lived a life de
voted to her family we say a great
djal. First, it 'implies devoted at
tention to an invalid mother, and,
ae a mother in those early frontief
times, the life was necessarily one
of many hardships and privations
that the mothers of today know
beautiful, kind old hands, now
rest of this good old mother
her all the days of her life.
The body was brought^ to Bray
Wednesday for bur'ial.
,1 i-i ,i
any person. Each pupil i• A leak in the boiler of theengine
th/imnrA /hoco u'lic: I Pnftin nt. Inn ennnrt ....
of the Sophomore class was reques- room at the schoolhouse yesterday
ted to write on a certain •'Subject,
May is Editor-in-Chief. The young plumber to fix it up again. Schoo
people are deserving of lots of 1 started again-1 his morning.
resulted in the dismissal of the
schooljor the day to enable tin
ythv*- r,
Harry Campbell recently sub
milted to an operation for the re
moval of a piece of a piece of shrap
nel!, which was buried in his upper
lip, while he was in the firing line
in ranee. When the shell explode
1',,voters of Audubon County would
The Strangle Hold
There is one aspect of the sena-.ern p.lays
torial contest this year which the
/-t n!..
do well to watch closely.
As Journal readers understand,
this is the year when, according to
the code-of political etiquette, the
republicans of Audubon County are
entitled to clioose the candidate
for the state senate for the Audu
bon-Guthrie-Dallas district.
By virtue "of the fact that he
tfwns it, Mr. Hoogenakker has
closed the door of the republican
official organ of Audubon County
against his rival. Thus, according
to his plan, Mr, Mantz is to be
denied a hearing among republicans
at home.
By virtue of (he fact that he is a
newspaper man, Mr. Hoogenakker
has been able to prevail upon many
of the republican editors of the
other two counties either to sup
port him openly or to remain silent
during the contest. Thus, accord
ing to his plan, Mr. Mantz is to be
denied a hearing away from home.
Thus it appears that an air-tight
scheme has been devised and is be
ing put through by Mr. Hoogenak
ker to prevent Mr. Mantz from
reaching the ears of the
Mr. Hoogenakker owes it to the
republicans of Audubon County to
put their interests above his own,
to serve them with unquestioning
lpyalty and devotion, and to wait
for political recognition until it
conies spontaneously and ungrudg
ingly from them as it will if he
proves himself a faithful and effi
cient servant. For what is a poli
cial newspaper for if it is not to
serve the best and highest interests
of the party? And what is the use
of having one if it is to serve the
selfish Interests of ai^ individual
Our Weather Eye tells us that if
tactics of this sort are to win out
in the republican party this year
absolutely' nothing about. The then that party is going to lose the
at confidence and good-will of the in
dependent voters of the county and
mutely point the memories back to be roughly handled not only in this
the many, many acts of kindness election but in others that if ever
and goodness that surely followed the republicans needed a clean slate
in Audubon County, it is this year
when they have been in undisputed
power so long and that whoever
of their number fastens upon them
yx-N ''Lu
.s -c jii
huujiici lusitais ou mem
,n the charge of "dirty politics will
.. ,, ...
be in a very true sense his party's
betrayer, and richly deserving of
something at their hands very dif
ferent from reward and appro
the district.
No one believes that Mr. Hoo
gennakker is the actual choice of
the republicans of the county over
Mr. Mantz for the senatorship.
There is evidence that not even
Mr. Hoogenakker himself is deluded
on this score. Rather he expects
to be nominated by the vote^ of
the other two counties and thus
to force himself upon his own coun
ty regardless of its known wish in
the matter.^1-
Of course ^10 good "pajvty ''man*r
oUl^seek tO trample under-fJdt
^the will of Ws 'Varty in 'this way.'
However,' Mr. tloogenakker's duty
ip this fespeci is even clearer than
that of other republicans, of the
county. For the truth is that he
has been reaping pretty substantial
harvests from party victories in
Audubon County for several years
now. He has been during that time,
and is now, getting his living in a
very large,part fiom the patronage
of the party whose will he is now
seeking, by means that are deeply
offensive to fair-minded people, to
by Tom Mix
This Ls one of the best west-
put out recently,
Also a Mutt and Jeff comedv
Saturday, May
15o and 3f)c
l.st- Show starts 7:30.
-r by H. B. Warner
A thrilling romance of Cal
ifornia in the olden days.—
Comic, "Speed."—10c and 20o
Show starts 7:45.
by Alice Brady
Immortal novel by Jane Eyre
—an interesting play—also a
Selznick Weekly. 10c and
20c—Show starts 7:45.
Edwin CMstensen, Mgr.
Rev. Babcock, who for sometime
past has filled the pulpit at the
Christian church, has resigned the
pastorate here, to take effect June
Rev. Ellis, who held services here
during the time Rev Babcock was
engaged in revival services at Adel,
has accepted the call here and will
move his family the first of June.
Rev. Babcock and wife will spend
the summer in Sacramento, Cali
fornia with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Sears and will return to Des
Moines next winter.
g!§ Notice to Teachers
Those teachers whose schools
close soon can have some of the
vacant schools if they apply. We
are getting quite well .filled up. I
piefer our home teachers as a rule
if we can get them in anywhere
near time. t1"
Ella M. Stearic, Co. Supt/
Mrs. Doll Spoo went to Atlantic
yesterday to visit until today with
her son, George. ,y
Miss Gertrude Basham returned
to Des Moines last week 'to? tesurae
her duties as nurse. a-
We are selling the New Model
hats cheaper than we can buy them
back. COTTON'S,
adv Clothing & Shoes'.
Mr. and Mrs. John Pfeiffer, who
were married about a week ago at
Dedham, have been here a few
days the past week visiting at the
home of his relative, Mrs. Bailm
The Julius Jurgens home east of
Exira, has been placed under strict
quarantine''because of diphtheria,
two of their children having it.
Mary Basham is caring for them.
Mr. Henry Minernjan is_reported
in very poor health at this writ nig
with lumbago.
Rev". Henry is teaching this week
during the absence of Miss Mack,
who was called away by the death
of her sister.
Mrs. John Bishop went to Ames,
Tuesday for an extended visit with
relatives at the Dr. J. H. Bishop
Two hundred pairs of Ladie's
Oxfords, small sizes. From $3 to
adv k|: Clothing & Shoes.
Minnesota Farm Land
Corn and clover lands in south
central Minnesota, the State that
eads in the production of dairy
products. Hutchnison is a town of
i35U0 population with excellent
schools, many churches and ha
also The Damsh-N jrwegian Tlieo
I logical Seminary. McLeod Cdun
ty .Land Company, Hutchinsou,
Minnesota.-adv. j3pd t,

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