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Pocahontas Democrat (Newspaper) - April 27, 1905, Pocahontas, Iowa f APRIL 27, 1905. Roadt In The roaas meeting advertised to beheld in April 21, was a success and well attended by the farmers and business Supervisor Winegarden and the Democrat man drove over and attended the sessions and listened lo some Rood sensible D. Ward the road expert who is over the state on the Northwestern special car being furnished by the company for his accommodation a few railroad officials and one or two representatives from tne Iowa Agricultural school at ' The business men of Rolfe raised sum of to he contributed in to be divided among farmers tbe best piece of road for the season and will be divided as for best mile within five miles of 825 for the sec end for the third and for the There are four mail routes leading out of Rolfe and will 925 on each for the best mile and ' for the second best on money will act to the farmers to take an i interest in new method of at the meeting a to go and prepare immediately to put the roads The used in not be made r out of plank and any farmer can make The one used in Bolfe to the work was from a fourteen foot oak inches wide and cut in two so as 1 seven feet long. The two pieces J weipe placed on edge about thirty strongly braced and hitched ' Witb a chain in such a way so as to give Jt the proper slant to pull the dirt toward the middle of the by Mr. last week apd the same as that in and will give the reader 8 good idea of his methods of road Is becoming very will show the effects all The weeds do not grow on the edge of the as they do on a road that has not been touched after winter But if one wants a road such as I have he must live up to the the road ready for the next a working by a tije two pieces on ' inches apart both facing same s direction y and them Tbe lower edge o front piece is protected with an old wagon tire The log should be ten or ' inches thick and from seven to inine feet long. A chain or heavy wire is fastened about a foot or eighteen v by which to haul i. it. A team ' hitched so that the 1 drag will move the dirt toward the The hitch is next in to the time at which the dragging IS The right time is iust as the road dries after a rain or when it is thawed on top during the spring and It should be every time It course a smooth surface for travel is thus but a more result is that the road will bhed the next rain instead of absorbing it. This is the reason why should be dragged after every so that it always will be ready for the The way to make a dirt road is to keep it so the next rain i will not go into it. This means dragging about once a month on an I drag from my own front gate V to my half a mile taking about twenty 1 very many trips to have the time I expended to say nothing of the gain to my neighbors and to the general method is very simple but to one wha with Ithe ordinary dirt road under all conditions of son and the results are little short of Dragging rains spreads a thin layer ' dirt over a moist surface and ' travel packs and pounds it adding just a and the whole being thoroughly ' amalgamated and ' horse's foot print will hold from quart cup full of The neglected road represents of upturned cups and saucers tt must either stand until it or soaks into the road ' ' every time it rains gets the ready for the next rain and there any cups and sucers also does away with the and dirt can and be made by during ia winter other The soil is and pushes ' ' - Collins was in Pioneer Just Gregg is Bothwell drove over to Humboldt of spent Sunday in of spent Sunday at the Deitz H. Van drove over to Bradgate Monday Whitfield and family drove up from Pioneer - Mrs. Lyman Beers has been on the sick list for the few Nona Flaherty Is reported to be quite seriously ill at her is reported being on the sick list this of Rutland spent Sunday at the W. E. Campbell and Mrs. A. E. Billing of were in town last Williams and daughter drove to Humboldt Sheridan and of spent Sunday at the A. Byrnes went to Glare Saturday returning in the evening of the same E. Orvis and family have moved into the W. B. Weir south of the school Mary returned from Where she has been working for several and Lulu of Rutland visited at the A. 8. Brown home a few days last L. L. J. Fox and Joe gone to for a two weeks pleasure and during their absence the pool hall will be looked after by Lew a former Rolfe has returned here from and commenced the spring terra of in the View north of J. Johnson and family have packed their household goods and left for South where they will reside in the They have been residents of this town for a great many years and will be missed by the many Thursday while playing on the school the 11 year old sou of Mr. and Mrs. F. had the misfortune of being seriously injured on the head by being struck with an Iron ball thro vn by a has been received from Ben a former resident of this who has been located in since 1899, in the jewelry saying he had disposed of his store and would return to Rolfe in the near to remain for an Indefinite and HI I III I parents take in seeing their children made HAPPY and we can | now offer an opportunity whereby the BOYS may be made HAPPY and the Parents find PLEASURE Call at WHITE'S and buy them a suit of and | stylish clothes and the BOY will be HAPPY in having a new and the Parents take PLEASURE in GETTING VALUE their money well fa Friday ' Quite a number of Gilmore boys attended the ball - game between the Clare Giants and the Gilmore Midgets at show left Tuesday morning on their spring in the direction of with the expectation of traveling toward St. E. Sunday School entertained a large audience and a nice Easter program the little ones especially served C. Odell began her spring term of school In Will This is Miss Odell's first term of and here's to her for Williams returned from a trip to and was so well taken that country that he has sold his property and decided to move to that state within the next ten days or so. He will close his blacksmith business next a number of people were here Wednesday of last to attend the ball game between the Nebraska Indians and the Gilmore from each of the surrounding namely Bradgate and Judging from the crowd on the one would think we were 14, butter 18, oats 23i, corn 35-36. ) Niel Hanson is able to be around again after being confined to her bed for a long were held In the Methodist church last Sunday and Epworth League was held in the after four weeks absence on of is again setting type in the Press small quarantines in and around Palmer bave all been raised and every thing running smooth and Mrs. Henry Westphal left Monday for an extended visit with relatives at Pulley to Des where he intends to look fori and perhaps attend one of ir a after two ments df all he wants of in this and again Palmer Is without a live stock T. representing the Sioux City is here working up the territory for his covered by the new mall which will start from here May 1.5. L. living near Sac drove up from his home last Saturday and spent Sunday and Monday with R. H. Mr. Hanson is an old time friend of the Borrey received instructions from to establish a new mail route to be known as route No. 2, May 15. This will give Palmer two routes with a distance of 3B houses on routes 165, population served 000, and a of an extension as soon as some roads can be made passable in the south part of the The as laid out runs as No. 1, from north one east three north west north west south east south west south and west two to total of route Route No. 2, from south one west south west south east north east north east north west three to total length of route 18 Serge Novelty Suiting Fancy Worsted Novelty Suiting Black Clay Worsted Boys three Long Pants a student in the state university at Iowa was a Rolfe visitor Friday Freel and James Wetman have gone to they will be employed at tiling this Wengert left Monday for where he has secured good position in a wholesale Patterson and Hoy Smith went to Sious expecting to remain there during the left for North where he has accepted a positon in a butcher Rolfe high school will give theatrical play entitled in the opera Friday evening of this Coffin was quite seriously injured last while playing by being struck the eye with the Kent and Don MoEwen have re turned to where they are in They had been hoW Ob a week's it - to 19 7.50 14 7.00 10 - 5.50 10 to 13 4.25 "Knee Pants Fancy Worsted size from 10 to 16 years - - 7.5P, U U U 8to'i2 " - 6.00 tt Worsted 8 to 16 Novelty Surge Fancy Worsted Novelty to 16 10 to 16 10 to 15 7 to 15 10 to 15 7 to 14 6 to 10 4.50 4.50 4.00 3.50 3.25 2.25 2.00 And numerous other bargains in Come in and let us show them to Yours T. P. O. Edge Corn the Record for Accuracy in the most Thorough and Practical list for May Term of of jurors drawn to serve at the I May term of the district Henry J. F. A. J. L. Lake 2; C. E. A. Phillip Frank L. E. Swan L. B. C. Peter Ei E. E. S. J. B. Jamesi P. K. W. M. John S. J. A. Des O- P. Swan B. J. Road Wagons Spring machine Manure low down and easy to Endless always ready for business doing away with complicated and Pipe m ItH U rrw
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