The Greene Recorder from Greene, Iowa on January 17, 1917 · Page 2
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Greene, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 17, 1917
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The Iowa Recorder, Wednesday, January 17, 1917. State News in Brief Stewart McGregor--"For the purpose of promoting the establishment of a national park if congress shall within two yean from this date secure the United States the title of 12,000 acres of contiguous or adjacent bluff or island land and establish thereon a national park, I will donate my land at Pike's Peak and Pictured Rocks to be Incorporated In the park and will deed the same to the United States without charge." This is the message received by the McGregor Commercial Club from Mrs. Martha Buell Munn through her agent, Attorney A. Chiplin, of Cedar Rapids. The land specified is the heart of the scenery of the proposed park site and is worth not les than $15,000. Mrs. Munn is the wife of Dr. Munn, of New York, physician of the Goulds, Mrs. Russell Sage and others of New York's wealthy families. She inherited the lands from James Buell, heir of the McGregor brothers, who founded McGregor, and has kept them in their natural beauty. The 12,000 acres stipulated by Mrs. Munn is the acreage for a national park which the representative of the department of the interior, now in McGrgor, will include in his report to Washington. --o-- ·Ames--"Billy" Sunday who is now in the midst of his greatest evangelistic triumph will spend his later days in Iowa, according to Parley Sheldon, the banker of this city and one of Billy's first employers. Mr. Sheldon said: "Will told me, 'Parley, pick me out a good corner lot in Ames so that when I have to quit I can spend my sunset days in old Story county near the scenes that are so dear to me'." Mr. Sheldon said "Billy" would buy the old family graveyard on the banks of the creek near Ames in a minute, but the present owner refuses to sell the farm on which the graveyard is located. Northwood--Minnie the twelve-year- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Wolff, who live six miles north of Northwood, met with a painful accident last Friday. Her younger brother had been hunting during the morning and left his rifle in the kitchen without withdrawing the load. Minnie picked up the weapon and in some manner pulled the trigger. The bullet from the rifle entered the little girl's thigh, ranging outward and downward, so that it emerged above the knee. Dr. Hewitt, of this city, was called and gave the little miss surgical attention so that she is now getting along as well as could be expected. Des Moines--When the office of the state automobile registration department closed on December 31. 13,865 automobiles has been registered for 1917 in paying fccb than they were the number of advance registrations on January 1. 1916. It is believed that the auto owners will be slower in 1917 in paying fes than they were in former years However, there is a penalty for failing to register old cars before April 1. Sioux City--Mrs. II. L. Whitney, of Duluth. Minn., gave birth to a baby girl on a Pullman car of a Northwestern train near Onawa, la., Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Whitney were on their way to California to spend the winter Mrs. Whitney and the baby were removed to a hospital in Council Bluffs. Mother and child were reported doing nicely Sioux City--Pricking of a pimple on his forehead resulted in the death o£ Perley Caverly. 18 ears old. 1642 W. Sixteenth street, at St. John's hospital Friday night. Young Caverly pricked the pimple a week ago. Infection set in which developed into erysipelas. His condition became so serious last Sunday that he was removed to the hospital. Waukon--Tim Cronin came 4 000 miles from Anchorage. Alaska, to see bis father, the late Cornelius Cronin. but arrived here the day a f t e r the fu- nera! --o-Des Monies-- Fire which started at 4.30 Saturday morning, gutted the building occupied by the McQuaid grocery c o m p a n y over the Regal hotel in the d o w n t o w n d i s t r i c t , causing a loss estimated at $75.000. The fire started in t h e basement of the McQuaid store Tho Kticsts ;it the hotel were K i \ c n the alarm and many were forced to flee in t h f i r night clothes. les Moines--Mrs. Carrie Chapman- Catt. president of the national suffrage association, declared in an interview Saturday that Iowa had no legal election in the suffrage move l.i^t June. The irregularity made the election void and should be declared so by the legislature, sa;-l Mrs. Catt Of the 45 counties, if an investigation were made for irregularity. 35 would have from 3-5 counts against them, said Mrs. Catt. "I do not consider the vote of last June a correct expression of the will of the people. The election to Iowa was a disgrace," Mrs. Catt said. Oskaloosa--As the direct result of the recent destructive fire with $300,000 property loss, the Oskaloosa city council Friday contracted for a 400- horsepower pumper, w i t h which to supplement the fire pressure furnished by the city waterworks. Newton --Blanche Kendelsburger, a waitress 25 years old did not faint or throw off her apron to quit work Wednesday when she was Informed that a legacy of a halt million dollars had been left her by a rich relatiTe in Alaska. She told he friends that she has decided to work at least until she has the money tucked away safely in the bank. Newton is expected to have a matrimonial rush for the hand O f th» voune ladv Charles City--Carroll L.. Fenton has recently published a list of the birds of Floyd county. There are ninety listed with notes in regard to each species. Some of the birds are rare but are occasionally found here, while a very few are now extinct in this region. Another list about the same size will be published later giving all other birds of this county. Grinnell--The Grinnell Canning Co., will pay $10 per ton for sweet corn this year if they can secure 1,500 acres, and $9 if they secure 1.000 acres. Grand Junction--A remarkable instance evidencing the plentifulness of cash in Iowa occurred here recently. At the William Herrick farm sale on the edge of town, only one note was given in payment for a purchase made the balance being all cash transactions. The one note was for $12. Fort Madison--The population of the state penitentiary at this city is 610, 48 less than at the first of the proceeding year. This is iu spite of the fact that there were 38 more prison convictions during this year than last. One hundred were released by expiration of sentence and 28 by parole. 5 by death and 10 by escapes. Albia--When Ralph Barker gets into a snow fight at school the other boys look out. Ralph throws a snowball like a bullet and when it hits it hurts. But there is such a thing as being too strong for your own good. Monday Ralph broke his arm when he turned loose with a lot of speed. Iowa Ctiy--Tease those twanging tunes from your "ukes" and Hawaiian guitars while you may, for they must soon be laid on the shelf along with last season's hat and other relics. Hawaiian music, according to music instructors in the state university is but a passing fad and will have little effect on our best music. Rockford--B. A. Wallace who has been cashier of the Rockford State bank during the past twenty-five years was elected president of the bank at the annual meeting held here Tuesday. Mr. Wallace succeeds F. C. Johnson, who has been head of the Bank since its organization. Other oihcers elected tor the coining year are- Burton Carratt. vice-president; A. C. Meiers, cashier and A. Jenkins, assistant cashier DCS Moines--George W. Crozier of Knoxville is the only civil war veteran who is a member of the Thirty-seventh general assembly. He is also the oldest member of the general assembly in number of years--72--yet he is more active than many of his colleagues. But few boys ever realize their ambition to fight the Indians. George Crozier did. His service during the civil war was border duty in the west, with the cavalry. Skirmishes with the Indians were frequent and he became skilled in the Indian art of warfare THE TOWN OF HENRIETTA BjF. A. MITCHEL FREE TEXT BOOKS FOR IOWA CHILDREN. lies Moines, Jan 15.--The legisla- t i \ e committee of the Iowa State Federation of Labor has drafted a bill for presentation to the general assembly, which if passed, would provide free textbooks for Iowa school children. Any resolutions regarding the proposed law, it was pointed out. that tho present time fifteen states have free school book laws, and in those states, every child is provided w i t h books at public expense. The states are Arizona. California. Delaware. Maine. Maryland. Massachusetts. Nebraska. Nevada. New Hampshire. New Jersey, Pennsylvania. Rhode Island, rtah. Vermont, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia. The present Iowa school book law requires that a petition signed by one third or more of the local voters of a n district must be presented to the school board before the vote on the question of providing books free is taken. The state federation law w i l l ask that this law be modernized pointing out that under the present law about one-fifth of the children of Iowa ha\e free books and "there st-crus to lie a wt'H designed desire to make the practice state-wide." Following is the text of the proposed act · An act to amend Section 2S36 of the 1S97 Code of Iowa. "Be it enacted by the Thirty-seventh general assembly of the state of Iowa that Section 2S36 be repealed and the following enacted in lieu thereof: "School board to furnish free textbooks--The school board of any district shall, when directed by a vote of the district, or when the board deems it advisable, provide for the free use of school textbooks by the pupils of their school or schools." For any pain, burn, pcald or bruise, apply Dr. Thomas' Eclectic OH--the household remedy. Two nlzes, 25c and 50c at all drug stores If one desires to see bow fast the world Is moving on let him spend a few weeks In a town that has stooJ still In 11 enrtetta--named for the (Jueen of Charles 1. of England--the same social forms are In vogue that were current In 1800. And even then there wms a semblance of the formality that existed in Baltimore when Mies Patterson married a brother of the great Napoleon. In Introducing a friend to another the Introducer would say. "I have the honor of presenting my friend Miss So-and-so of the old Virginia family of So-and-so's, who were prominent in the colony during the reign of Charles II." Indeed, there was uo one In the place whose ancestors were not loyal subjects of oue of the Stuart kings except a family of Stackpoles, who were tabooed because the founder of the family in America had been a fugitive regicide. One morning a young couple arrived in Henrietta, evidently a bride and groom, and within an hour after their arrival bad rented one of the houses that had been long vacant owing to the shrinkage or the population. The groom, nineteen years old, was a dignified young fellow for his age, the bride a rosebud three years his Junior. He said very little, she a great deal. She -was a regular chatterbox. She appeared to consider every one on earth her bosom friend. She would speak to any one on the slightest provocation and not trouble the person addressed to do any of the talking. So smiling, so unaffected, indeed, so charming was she that it is difficult to understand how, even In Henrietta, she could have been snubbed. But she was. To such a person, outspoken in friendliness, a snub is like Jack Frost touching the petal of a flower. At first the little woman did not understand it, but -when she bad been frozen by several Henrietta ladles she began to wilt--that is, when she came In contact with any more of them she curled up like the sensitive plant- Now, the Steckpole family, whose ancestor had been instrumental in cutting off the head of Its sovereign, had always lived outside the charmed circle of Henrietta society. Consequently they could sympathize with one whose refinement entitled her to be in It, but who was not permitted to take her place there. At any rate, they called on the bride aucl invited her to tea. Then she fell ill, and they carried dainty things to her. They even insisted on taking her and her husband to their home, u here they could make them more comfortable. The l i t t l e liride dmlly accepted tue invitation, and her husband was pleased to hare her do so, especially since be drwulc-d to have her remain In such dilapidated quarters. As for himself, he remained where he -was except when in attendance upon his wife. Of course everything the couple did was known and discussed. When It was learned that the groom had declined for himself the Stackpole Invitation the most aristocratic lady in Henrietta remarked. "I believe that young man has royal blood In his veins." One day a letter came for the bride and groom, and as soon after the young wife was able to travel the birds flew ·way. Many speculations had been rife as to where they had come from, and as soon as it was known that they had gone inquiries were made at the postofflce by one of the social magnates as to the postmark. When told that it was the seat of the federal government a tremor passed over the town. For some time after the war Washington was tabooed by Henrietta as unworthy of notice. Bat when the first families of the south began to send their prominent BOOS to congress, the cabinet, the supreme court and other Important positions Henrietta bf- gan to hunger for Washington. What If that younj* couple were the children of--perhaps a congressman? But the announcement that the letter was from the capital was a ripple beside a tidal wave when oo« of the Stackpole family was known to bare received an engraved card stating that the Secretary of State and Mrs. would be pleased to »ee certain m«nbon» of the Stackpole fnmlly at their residence In · circle on a specified evening There hsd l»een no soch upheaval In Henrietta since the beheading of Charles I., when the town was a settlement In the primaeval forest, as took place at this Invitation. Nor was It lessened «t Mrs Starkpote senior's declaring that the groom who had lately hwn wtth them was the fmi of a Senator and the nrUH the daughter of a cabinet officer. The yonngster* had stolen away--almost from the nursery -- to run away and be. married. The Stackpolf*' attendnnre at a function at the bonae of the secretary of state wlrioil Away the f t n l n of ddal blood All Henrietta them on their return to bear an account of the festivities, and the lc» having r*rn n f l e r throo oenturlr* broken. It dlil not again comtoal. Henrietta's last aristocratic maiden citizen died a fow years ago. and the place has the appearance of the first settlement In America--.Inmcstnwn. A part of the rhttrrh remains and some of the houses, but they arc occupied by citizens of African rtef*pnt. The bride and trroom who onjonmod thorp have settled down as oldorly prrsons of so clnl prominence In the capital The original Uncle Josh w h o s e Phonograph Records you have heard, will be here in WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31 Come to the Store and Meet Him This entertainment is free. January 3 1 . H. A. Leete NEWTON GIRL FALLS HEIR TO HALF MILLION. Newton. Iowa. Jan. 12 --That there is a rich heiress in Newton is the news that has rapidly gained currency since last Monday evening when a letter was received by Henry L. Kend- lesberger telling of a half million dollar estate that would soon come into the possession of his (laughter. Miss Blanche. The details of the legacy are not yet known but the facts that such a splendid amount of money will soon be on its way to Newton is the glad tidings contained in this letter from Washington. D C. The letter to Mr Kendlesberger came from a Mr. Doyle at Washington. D. C. The latter is a big mine owner in Alaska--owning mines near Sitka He is personally acquainted with Lonely Jack the man who has just bequeathed his fortune to his dist a n t relative in Newton. It soems that Lonely Jack was injured fatally in a mining adventure earlv in November. Just previous to his death he asked that all his f o r t u n e be given to a "handsome girl relative" which he thought liven in Newton. Iowa. 1 T . S. A. This (lying wish \vas communicated to Mr. Doyle at Washington who hart left Alaska for the states early last fall and Mr. Doyle in turn wrote here to Newton to get Miss Kendles- berger's address and her wish as to what to do with the property when it came time to distribute the same. Miss Kendelsberger was not long in answering the letter, giving her name and address, and such other informa- as the letter sought. H seems that Lonely Jack went to the Alaskan gold fields some 22 years ago. His home previous to that time was at Kirksville, Mo. Here he made his home with relatives (the grandparents of Miss Blanche Kendlesber- ber who was also making her home there as her mother died when Blanche was but six weeks old) Lonely Jack became very much attached to his distant relatives when a little child, and he always insisted that he would will her his fortune when he made it. He soon dropped out of sight and nothing has been heard of him since. The Kendelsbergers here do not even remember his correct name--although they do recall his non deplume which speaks vividly of frontier life in the west. Miss Kendelsbergcr is now employed as head waitress at the New Home restaurant gust west of the Bell Clothing store She is a very capable young woman and has been in the employ of Mr and Mrs. Furrows for some time. The good news that has just c omc to her in no way "turned her head " She has not resigned her position but plans to keep right on working and making her way in the world even if she is worth half a million in her own right--or about to be worth t h a t much in cold money. Mr. KendlosbcTgcT worKs in the blacksmith department of The Maytag company. which the Greater Iowa Association has been able to get. up to this time, shows a probable value of live stock, January 1, 1917. of $470,000,000 And. presto, Iowa's farm values for the year jump up to $1.218,700,000.--nearly $219,000.000 above the billion-dollar record. "It is very proper to add another $400,000,000 which represents the estimated produce of Iowa factories during 1916. This will enable lowans to sit back comfortably by the grate-fire these long winter evenings and contemplate Iowa's achievements in the production of the essential things of life, approximately $1.619,000,000 for one year. ' "Of course the principal reason for this remarkable increase is the higher | price obtained for Iowa products, and 1 yet, in some instances the production , was greatly m excess of that of 191, r . ! For instance, Iowa raised 61.000,000 | bushels more corn in 1916 than 1915. | The average price in 1916 was SI i cents a bushel, as c ompared with 45 cents a bushel in 191i. "A study of the average prices of Iowa's farm products for 191."), us against 1916. throws some interesting sidelights on His Majesty, The-High- Cost-of-Living. The price of oats increased 17 c e n t s a bushel, and. while 17 c cuts is not much money it accumulates when you m u l t i p l y it by approximately 200,000.000 bushels. Spring wheat jumped from 85 cents per bushel to $1.54; winter wheat from 8:, cents to $1.58; barley from 51 cents to 90 cents; rye from 77 cents to $1.15; flax from $1.57 to $2.06. "And here comes the sad part of the story; potatoes increased from 53 cents a bushel to $1.75 a bushel. Iowa farmers raised 8,000,000 bushels of potatoes in 1915 and sold them for $4.200,000. In 1916 the Iowa farmers raised just half as many potatoes and sold them for nearly twice as much money. The actual figures for 1916 are: 4,287,000 bushels, with a value of $7.603,000. "The only product that did not increase in value is hay,--and, unfortunately, the average Iowa family does not eat much hay. "But remember, Iowa is now the TWO-BILLION DOLLAR STATE. "Let us stop talking about Iowa as the 'Billion-Dollar State', and put the old commonwealth up whore she belongs.--to the 'Almost Two Billion Dollar State'." urges the current news bulletin of the Greater Iowa Association. "The farm crops of Iowa in 1916 reached the amazing total value of .:97.200.000 in round numbers, whic h is just ?J11.000.000 more than the average for the last ten years. The 1916 record beats 1915 by J189.000.000. "Add to t h i s approximately $100,000.000 as the value of dairy products, and $")0,000,000 as the value of poultry and eggs, and $1,500,000 as the value of wool This gives us an actual farm crop for the year of $748.700.000. "But we have forgotten Iho live stock. Tho bent available estimate 'Billion. Six Hundred Million Dollar State'." NOTICE OF PROBATING WILL. STATE OF IOWA,] [· ss. BUTLER C O U N T Y ) TO ALL TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: You are hereby notified that there Is now on file in the office of the Clerk of the District Court of Iowa, in and for Butler County, an Instrument in writing, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Frank Bush, deceased, late of Butler County, Iowa, and that 10:00 o'clock a. m., of the 20th day of February, 1917, has been fixed for the probate of said Will, at which time you can appear at the Court House in said County, and show cause, if any there be, why said Will should not be admitted to probate. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the «eal of ( S E A L ) said Court, at Allison, Iowa, this 28th day of December. 1916. GEO. R. DENNIS, 24 Clerk of said Court. $100 REWARD, $100. The readers of t h i s paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure in all its stages and that is catarrh. Catarrh being greatly influenced by constitutional conditions Catarrh Medicine is taken internally and acts through the Blood on the Mucous Surfaces of the System thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith IB the curative powers of Hall's Catarrk Medicine that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address F. J. CHENEY CO.. Toledo, Ohio. Sold by all Druggists, 75c. This is the footwear that saves you money «BAND We can »how you how--and why. We have a large stock for you to choose from --everything from nil.her hoots and arctirs to the famous "Ball-Band" Coon Tail Knit Ifciot, a loot that is actually knit, and not made of felt, thus i n s u r i n g l o n g e r , wanner wear and service. Lookforthe Red Ball I Then you're sure of getting "Ball-Band" quality. It pays to get the best quality in rubber footwear, because good quality gives more comfort and ] more days of wear. That is why we cany " Rail Band." Come in and let U3 show you what this quality is. Look for the Red Ball. You w i l l f i n d it on all " Ball-Band "footwear. EVENS, BLUMER CO. INEWSPAPERif VSPAPERI

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