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ESTABLISHED IN 1885 nSNEER UDT OF Mrs. Trina Fries Passes Sud denly Away. Has Resided in County Since 1880 M. Trina Brausch Fries was born in the city of Schaumbach, Schleswig, Holstein Germany, on the 2d day of October, 1855. Here she lived •with her parents until the year 1876, when the family came to the United States, settling at Daven port, Iowa. jftln February, 1877, she was united in marriage to Henry J. Fries, of Germany. To this union seven children were born, four of whom survive her, the others pass ing to the Great Beyond in in fancy. She resided on a farm at Daven port until the year 1880. At that tinj^she came with her husband t° Ai|fc»on county, Iowa, where she hasifcped at various places since. She had been a resident of the village of Brayton for four years prior to her death. She leaves to mourn her loss four children, Emile Fries, Cum belrand, Iowa Mrs. Nels Jensen, Larch wood, Iowa William Fries, Brayton, Iowa Mrs. Carl Larson, Brayton, Iowa. Her husband pre ceded her in death some twenty two years, June 11, 1899, being the date of his death. While not a woman who went •about much, she counted as friends those who came to the. home, and will leave her impress upon society as long as her posterity shall en dure. The surviving children have the kindly sympathy of the entire community in which they reside. Rev. Henry of the Community church of Exira conducted the fu neral services at the Baptist church in Brayton Tuesday afternoon and her remains were laid to rest in Oakhill cemetery. Abscess on Brain Causes Little Girl's Death Lillian Marie Jensen, first child «of Lawrence and Dorothy Jensen, was born August 21, 1915. She was a bright, lovable child, and, in the unfolding of her few years up on the earth, gave promise of a very beautiful character. She was obedient to her parents, exception ally attached to her home and pe culiarly devoted to her younger brother and sister. The illness which resulted in her deatn was very brief. She was at tacked Sunday morning and that night at nine, she had passed be yond. The cause of her death is ascribed to an abscess forming in the head. She died May 29th, aged 5 years, 9 months and 8 days. With the mother and father, there are surviving of the immediate family, a sister, Inez, aged three -and a brother, Vern, aged one.TfJE* The funeral sesvices were con ducted at the home one and one half miles southwest of Brayton, Tuesday afternoon, llev. Henry officiating, and interment was made in the Exira cemetery. Jess Williams Again at Head of Williams' Cafe Jesse Williams has repurchased the cafe, which he formerly owned, and took possession yesterday. The former owner, Lincoln Statzell, bought the business of Mr Williams sometime ago, and has given the public good service.T""" Mr. Williams ability as a restau rant man can not be surpassed, and he promises to give his customers the same courteous treatment that they have experienced in the past. •*f t?! V-? Bl.lorl.al L«»*rMM»» rontier Roundup to be Staged in Atlantic Soon Atlantic, Iowa, June 1, (Special) The big "Frontier Roundup and Fourth of July celebration" to be staged in Atlantic, July 2-4-5, promises to be the center of con versational activity here for the next few weeks. In fact, until af ter this spectacular athletic contest for cowboys and cowgirls is over, little else will be talked about on the streets and elsewhere here. Entries for the broncKft"busting, bulldogging, steer riding and other feature contests of the three-day frontier celebration are arriving daily and it is expected by those in close touch with American sport pages that nearly as many western ranches will send representatives here as usually compete at the Cheyenne Frontier Days or the Pendleton Roundup, where the same rules and regulations are in force. This gigantic, historical cowboy contest, involving the expenditure of many thousands of dollars for purses, outlaw bucking horses and long-horned Texas steere, is widely anvertised in nearly a hundred leading newspapers in three states, including those of Des Moines, Omaha and Kansas City. Every railway station, bank and business house in this vast territory have received notices and flashy colored posters, while bill-boards for miles around remind one that something big is going to happen. Weather Causes Hitch in Decoration Day Program The memorial service, under the direction of the American Legion, was carried out according to sche dule, although the rain interfered somewhat with the solemnities of the occasion. The remaining veterans of the civil war, the American Legion, the boy scouts and camp fire girls were out in uniform and the pro cession, which marched to the park, headed by the band and augment ed by the white robed flower girls carrying wreaths for decorating the graves of those who had fallen, made an imposing and impressive spectacle. Unfortunately, the rain prevent ed the ceremonies from taking place in the park as scheduled, compelling the crowd to retire to the Methodist church, where the program took place. Rev. Hugh F. Moore of Atlantic delivered a splendid address, which was highly appreciated by the audi66ce. At the close of the program, the crowd repaired to the cemeteries, headed b^ the American Legion boys carrying banners, (autos were provided for those who pre ferred to ride,) where the graves of the departed were decorated, with appropriate ceremonies. The band went to Brayton in the morning to assist in Memorial services there, and after the speak ing in Exira, gave a concert in the park. This annual tribute to those who lie so peacefully sleeping is fitting and necessary, not only for the purpose of keeping their memory green in our hearts but also of turning our thoughts for a brief period from the sordid things of life to the more solemn things of the future. Charley Kommes and family, who have been quarantined in Guthrie Center at the home of rel atives where they were visiting when Mr. Kommes was stricken with small-pox, were allowed to re turn to their homo in Exira, Sun day. Their home here has been placed under quarantine until all danger of spreading the disease is past. I II...MWIIIII II imrr r-- -v. ,v -.••.,•• t: ••'..... *~y VOL. 36 DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE MAY SAY ABOUT YOU A LIE WAS NEVER KNOWN TO OUTLIVE THE TRUTH DANISH LUTHERAN NOTES EXIRA and HAMLIN On account of the absence of the pastor, no church services will be held next Sunday. The following Sunday we will have service at Hamlin in the forenoon at 10:30, and at Exira in the afternoon at 2:30, English service at 8 o'clock in the evening. Wednesday afternoon, the 8th, the Hamlin Ladies' Aid Society will meet with Mrs. Lauritz Jor gensen up on the Ridge road* Thursday afternoon, the 9th, the Exira Ladies' Aid Society meets with Mrs. Lauritz Hansen in town. In the evening of the same day, the Exira Young People's society will have a program in the church. On Saturday, the 11th, the Exira Ladies' Aid will have a bazar at the Meihodist church building. We wish to call the attention of our patrons to a special feature: the ladies have a dainty quilt, (if you don't believe it, come in and see for yourself.) Now, they wish everybody all kinds of good luck and comfort, (they always do), but on that day some one, maybe you or I, is destined to receive an added measure of luck and comfort, if we grab in the bag of hidden treasures and draw forth the lucky number that calls for the quilt. Of course you will get something else in the bag, but what this will be we are unable to tell you, as we are waiting for a lot of handy and dainty little articles to be donated by members and friends for this purpose. Mrs. John Nelson has charge of affairs and she will be very glad to have you confer with her about what you can do and are willing to give to make the bazar a success. Whether the day be hot or cold, remember, both ice cream and coffee with cake will be served. In the evening, we will try to have a program for your entertainment. K. of P. Decoration Day to be Observed June 12th Sunday, June 12th, is Iv. P. Dec oration Day, and arrangements are now being made to decorate the graves of the deceased Brother Knights. The following commit tees have been appointed: Flower Committee: George N. Corl, John Bishop, 11. .A. Lantz, C. C. Christensen and A. C. Wells. Committee to mark graves of decased Brother Knights: Nels C. Johnson, Frank Basham. Marshal of the day: M. R. Terhune. It is suggested that each Knight bring flowers, if possible to do so. MICKIE SAYS: NEx WRE TRNWVS TG) «rretR. AVOCkN 7 eCJT EXIRA. IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 192 1 V*tOYAVeOPWEEKS,,l PKTCOVUZS -V USUCUKvJrt msugexvses -RD -TfeUL-CU: VOOE&© vovwr UVS PRX3&S MOVW, A. REAL SOO&ER. PROWCEER, MO WORE OSS TCR. PO&- (uc,ws -tuivvi £,V2gvas. uw& PGSt A. STC£m OP There will be special services at the Christian Church next Sunday, both morning and evening. This is Children's Day and we are giving the day over almost wholly to the children of the church. The morn ing service will be a combined ser vice with a very short talk by the pastor, following a program of rec itations and songs by the children. The evening service will be given over to the regular Children's Day program. There was an attendance of fifty one at the Sunday School at the Edwards schoolhouse, last Sunday They voted to come in a body next Sunday morring and have a part in the program. This will give us all a chance to get better .acquainted. We desire to make them so welcome that they will want to come again. The Missionary Society will meet with Mrs. Tom Godwin on Thurs day afternoon of this week. The midweek meeting of the church has been changed from Wednesday night to Thursday night on account of the band con cert. r, West Exira Church School Gives Interesting Program Sunday, May 29th, at 7:30 o'clock and the following program given: Processional March Invocation A. P. Hanson Welcome Song...The E. I. S. Girls Greeting, "A Welcome Speech" Prof. Bert Rhoads. Recitation, "Vacation Time" Kermit Axelson Closing Song, "Vacation"..School Benediction Steen Jensen Two young ladies, Misses Violet Nelson and Ellen Jensen, gradua ted from the school this year and have made good records. Much credit is due the teachers, Maggie Hanson and Ida Christen son, who have been faithful and efficient in their positions and have made a wonderful success of this school year. The W. C. A. is Planning Good Meeting for 8th The Women's Community As sociation will have its regular June meeting Wednesday, June 8th, at the M. E. church, with the Mis sionary division in charge. The ladies will give a play en titled "Sewing for the Heathen." The "Merry Maids" Sunday School 1»l)ywaim a? jirs^ay. *4y-\t V'V1" 'V cvv vjj-v Organizing for Protec I li tion from Burglaries The closing exercises of the West where they resided until the death Exira Church School, were held of the daughter some twenty-four Harry Christensen Exercise, "The Canny Little Cans Nine Children Recitation, "Prayer and Pota toes" Gladys Nelson Vocal Solo, "A Perfect Day" Dollie Hanson Missionary Sketch, "Tired of Missions" Thirteen Children Recitation, "Didn't Pass" Russell Hanson Dialogue "The Doll's Hospital" The Primary Class PART TWO Song, "If You Have a Pleasant Thought" Alice Christenson and Hazel Hanson Exercisc, "The Palace of the King Six Girls Recitation, "A Change of Mind" Elmer Jacobson A Will Alice Sorenson Motion Song, "The Boat on Galilee.. Four Girls Dialogue, "Aunt Peggy's Wood Pile".. Five Boys Presentation of Diplomas by class will give a missionary lullaby munityi where she was bom and exercise. Every one is cordially raised, and ail extend best wishes invited to come. 1 for her success. The bankers of Audubon county have organized for mutual protec tion from the burglaries and rob beries which are so prevalent of late. All the counties in the state now have such organizations, and, in case a bank is robbed in one coun ty, the machinery in all the ad joining counties will unite in an effort to discover the guilty party. Many men in each county will be deputized who will be provided with fire arms to use when neces sary. With such an organization and eternal vigilance, it is thought that many burglaries may be prevented which might otherwise take place. Remains of Old Pioneer Brought to Brayton I Jacob Gwilliam was born March 26, 1851, in Coleford, Glostershire, England, where he spent his youth and young manhood, marrying at the age of twenty-five, Miss Emily Hard wick. To this union there was born one child, a daughter, w*10 ^Ved until she was nineteen. It was in the year 1S77 that he came with his family to America and settled in Audubon county years ago, when they moved to Des Moines which has since been their home. He was baptized into the fellow ship of the Protestant Church of England when a child and has maintained that relationship ever since. He was a member of the Red Men's Lodge of Des Moines, and also the Miners' Union, in which organizations he found many congenial friends who, in the time of his last illness, were a source of great comfort to him. He had not been ^ell since last fall, but was not taken critically ill until Sunday, May 22d, and lived only until Wednesday, the 25th His age was 69 years, 2 months and 1 day. He leaves as his sole survivor, his wife, Emily. He is a brother-in-law of Mrs. Onken, Mrs. D. W. Chamberlain and Thomas Hardwick, all of Brayton. Ihe funeral services were held in the Baptist church at Brayton, Rev. Henry of the Community church of Exira officiating, and his body was laid to rest by the side of his daughter in the Oakfield cemetery, Audubon county, Iowa. Potts Family Leave on Extended Auto Trip Walter E. Potts and family left yesterday on their auto trip through several states during the summer which will land them in Tennessee to spend the winter. On Sunday evening, a crowd of friends gathered at their home and gave them a farewell surprise party. Local Girl to Travel with Chautauqua Troupe Miss Bertha Minerman spent a I couple ol days at her parental home in this city, and expected to leave today lor Des Moines. She was selected trom a class of forty girls as leading lady in a drama, entitled 'Cappie Ricks," to be presented on the Chautauqua platform, by the I Acme company of Des Moines, this year. They will tour Wisconsin, I Minnesota and northern Iowa. The honor bestowed upon Miss Bertha was learned with pleasure by her many friends in this com- pmwrdOT ,. Committees Are Appointed and All Are Getting Busy. Big Time Promised The executive committee met and appointed the following com mittees for the July 4th celebra tion: Finance—J. K. VandeBrake, H. M. Mortensen. Advertising—C. O. Hunt, Jack Alsup. Speaker—Dr. L. J. Oldaker, T. M. Rasmussen. Decorating—Lady Boosters, Camp Fire Girls, Boy Scouts. Concession and Ground Com mittee—J. I. Hensley, T. 0. Hes ter, James Carlsen. Entertainment, Band and Music committee—A. J. Leake, C. 0. Hunt, Hugh Price. Sports—C. C. Christensen, B. F. Jensen. Ed Northup, George Corl. R. A. Lantz. Fireworks—W. E. Varney, Geo. Voss, Joe Gearheart, George K. Christensen. Parade—J. S. Small, H. P. Pe tersen, J. T. Kearney, H. P. Han sen, J. C. Johnson. Marshal of the Day—John I. Hensley. Executive committee—J. M. Dimick, W. E. Peppers, T. H. Godwin. "Get Acquainted" Meeting of K. C.'s Held Here VMM* & /.'- 1 .1 r\ NO. 22 $1.50 PER YEAR Nil :/«s FOB J|LI FOURTH "VTT On Wednesday evening of last week about thirty Knights of Col umbus, of the Atlantic Council, ac companied by their ladies, drove to our little city, where a number of members of .the council reside, to hold one of their out-of-town meetings, which Grand Knight Moreland holds the distinction of introducing, he being the first Grand Knight to hold meetings at the home towns of the out-of-town members of his council. The Exira Knights had everything in readiness at the K. P. Hall and, assisted by the ladies, welcomed the visitors as they arrived. The attendance would have been much larger had it not been for the threatening appearance of the weather, which prevented many from venturing out. However, representatives from Audubon and Wiota, with the Atlantic people and home-folks made a good-sized crowd. The Council was very fortunate in having District Deputy Albert McGinn of Council Bluffs present during the evening. A short time was given to a "Get-acquainted meeting" which gave all an at home feeling and produced much sociability. Order was called by Grand Knight A1 Moreland and a very interesting program was giv en. Addresses were made by Dis trict Deputy McGinn of Council Bluffs, Eather Cpstcllo of Audu bon, Father McDennott of Atlan tic and Attorney Leonard L. Ryan of Audubon, to which the audience gave close attention. The musical numbers consisted of an instru mental selection by Miss Anna Mc Grath and vocal solos by Mrs. lthody. Miss McGrath and Mr. Frank Zook of Atlantic, which were very much appreciated by all. After the program all partici pated in a social hour, during which ice cream and cake were served by the Exiraites. A bene ficial and enjoyable evening was spent and we hope to be visited again by the K. C's and ladies.