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Pocahontas Democrat (Newspaper) - April 27, 1905, Pocahontas, Iowa 3 ^ ' , t;"Vv4 ' V V f * TyT VOLUME V. POCAHONTAS, IOWA, THpESDAY, APRIL 27, 1905. r Th* e«wi Roadt M««tlne In Rolf«, '^three times, The goofl roaas meeting advertised to beheld in Rolfe, Fridax, April 21, was a success and well attended by the farmers and business men. Supervisor Winegarden and the Democrat man drove over and attended the sessions and listened lo some Rood sensible talks-by D. Ward King, the ;MisBOuri road expert who is travellnir over the state on the Northwestern railway, .a special car being furnished by the company for his accommodation and_ a few railroad officials and one or two representatives from tne Iowa Agricultural school at Ames. ' The business men of Rolfe raised tlje sum of $200 to he contributed in prizes,' to be divided among farmers keep^nR tbe best piece of road for the • season and themoney will be divided as follows; $50 for tl^e best mile within five miles of Rolfe, 825 for the sec . end best, $15 for the third and $10 for the fourth. There are four mail routes leading out of Rolfe and $100 will be ■ distributed Among^tbem, 925 on each iroute;i$15 for the best 'half, mile and ' (10 for the second best on each rout«, "This money will act as ■ stimulus to the farmers to take an i interest in ^tlie new method of work present at the , meeting sbowed a wmingnesB to go h'^mie and prepare immediately to put ^^^ working the roads in to execution. < The impleme used in not patented, Otttt be made r out of plank and any farmer can make one; The one used in • Bolfe to dedionstrate the work was itiade from a fourteen foot oak plank, twelv« inches wide and cut in two so as 'to 1» seven feet long. The two pieces J weipe placed on edge about thirty in-dbeft ftpart strongly braced and hitched ' tO' Witb a chain in such a way so as to give Jt the proper slant to pull the dirt toward the middle of the^ road. , PoUowlog.ls the ¡address deliver^ by n; Mr. Kipg'in Denison; last week apd 'i^practically the same as that de-liverd in 'Rolfe and will give the reader 8 good idea of his methods of road »»opIti'vMicli Is becoming very popU' dn^ever tried: ^ ^ it will show the effects all summer. The weeds do not grow on the edge of the road, as they do on a road that has not been touched after winter travel. , But if one wants a road such as I have described, he must live up to the motto, "Keep the road ready for the next rain." wait a few now working at ,de by splitflng ^ a Jog, pJacSbgÌKe tije two pieces on ' èc(g0 abQot tbi/'ty inches apart (with <:^the:flat^sideB both facing jn.the same s direction y and tpinijjng them together, Tbe lower edge ^^ o "the front piece is . protected with iron; an old wagon tire 'win do. The log should be ten or ' ^rtwelve inches thick and from seven to inine feet long. A chain or heavy wire ! is fastened about a foot or eighteen v Jinches'from .«ach ^end by which to haul i. it. : A team is' ' hitched so " that the 1 drag will move the dirt toward the centMiOf'the road. The hitch is next in ioiportaDce to the time at which the dragging IS done. The right time is . iust as the road dries after a rain or when it is thawed on top during the spring and winter. It should be 'dragged every time It rales. i^Of course a smooth surface for travel is thus produced, but a more . "valuable result is that the road will bhed the next rain instead of absorbing it. This is the reason why the • road should be dragged after every rain, so that it always will be ready for the next. The way to make a good : : 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 aver-: age. I drag from my own front gate V to my neigbor's fr^ontgate, half a mile taking about twenty minutes. 1 don't ■ .make very many trips to townbeforel . have regaiùed the time I expended in diagging, to say nothing of the gain to my neighbors and to the general puolic. ■"This method is very simple but to one wha is'familiar with Ithe ordinary dirt road under all conditions of sea- • . son and weather, the results are little :: short of marvelous. Dragging every ■ : tlme.it rains spreads a thin layer ' of ■ moist dirt over a moist surface and ' travel packs and pounds it together, • ' ; everj draggiijg adding just a iittle iKisoll and the whole being thoroughly ' amalgamated and consolidated. c't ' "A horse's foot print will hold from 'r quart cup full of wa-, „ ^r> The neglected road represents BUtface of upturned cups and saucers -wbiob tt must either stand until it i^} evapQra^s or soaks into the road bed. ' ' 'ftgging every time it rains gets the ¿VÒ.&d ready for the next rain and there never, any cups and sucers waiting. I'meOiod also does away with the lOléB and cbudk holeiat the'brid-li^More dirt can b^moved and mòre ^ihqwtng.can be made by drag-iiroa^ during thaw^ ia winter .any other »eason. The soil is °;«aa'mealy and pushes to'the " ' ' - ilyi_ jI^C^SrwIIIIi _________fe ór,'April tflro„.,or ....... .. , Gilmore City. John Collins was in Pioneer Friday. Wedding bells! Just days. Ross Gregg is Clare. Melvin Bothwell drove over to Humboldt Sundav, Henry Hellsoll of Pioneer, spent Sunday in Gilmore, Roger Stoalces of Humboldt, spent Sunday at the Deitz home. R. H. Van Alstlnc drove over to Bradgate Monday morning. Joseph Whitfield and family drove up from Pioneer Saturday. - Mrs. Lyman Beers has been on the sick list for the paBt few days. Miss Nona Flaherty Is reported to be quite seriously ill at her home. Mrs. Theo. Beatty. is reported being on the sick list this week. Harry Cook, of Rutland spent Sunday at the W. E. Campbell home. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Billing of Pioneer, were in town last Wednesday. Mrs. Al, Williams and daughter Florence, drove to Humboldt Monday. Richard Sheridan and wife, of Rut' land, spent Sunday at the H; A. Lud-ington home. Richard Byrnes went to Glare Saturday morning, returning in the evening of the same day. W. E. Orvis and family have moved into the W. B. Weir property, south of the school house. Miss Mary Halllnan returned from Pioneer, Where she has been working for several months. Misses liaura Brovra and Lulu Phel-ger, of Rutland visited at the A. 8. Brown home a few days last week. L. L. M.aher, JClttle Calligan, Orac« äJ^mSiarnKL T. J. Fox and Joe Wiewellhave gone to Colorado, for a two weeks pleasure trip, and during their absence the pool hall will be looked after by Lew Howe. Ray Coffin, a former Rolfe boy, has returned here from Manson, and commenced the spring terra of school" in the Pleasfint View school, north of Rolfe. C. J. Johnson and family have packed their household goods and left for Fulton, South Dakota, where they will reside in the future. They have been residents of this town for a great many years and will be missed by the many friends. ■• Last Thursday afternoon, while playing on the school grounds. OrVllle Flory, the 11 year old sou of Mr. and Mrs. B, F. Flory, had the misfortune of being seriously injured on the head by being struck with an Iron ball thro vn by a playmate. Word has been received from Ben McMaster, a former resident of this town, who has been located in Washburn, 'Wisconsin, since 1899, engaged, in the jewelry business, saying he had disposed of his store and would return to Rolfe in the near future, to remain for an Indefinite time. finill Hnnimini!!!! Pleasure and Happiness I HI I III I m hHH hHH ^11 parents take ¡PLEASURE 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 therein. Call at WHITE'S and buy them a suit of those.new and | stylish clothes and the BOY will be HAPPY in having a new suit, and the Parents = take PLEASURE in GETTING VALUE RECEIVED, their money well spent. | f ihe„dauce fa Pioneer, Friday evening. ' Quite a number of Gilmore boys attended the ball - game between the Clare Giants and the Gilmore Midgets at Clare, Sunday. ■ The Wlllard show left Tuesday morning on their spring tour, starting, in the direction of Pocahontas, with the expectation of traveling toward St. Paul. Sunday evening, tKe~M. E. Sunday School entertained a large . audience and a very, nice Easter program wa^ given, the little ones especially de^ served mention. MlssO. C. Odell began her spring term of school Monday, In Will Ed^ington's district. This is Miss Odell's first term of school, and here's to her for success. ■ " Al. Williams returned from a trip to Washington, recently, and was so well taken up.with that country that he has sold his property here, and decided to move to that state within the next ten days or so. He will close his blacksmith business here, next Saturday. Quite a number of people were here Wednesday of last week, to attend the ball game between the Nebraska Indians and the Gilmore Midgets, from each of the surrounding towns, namely Pioneer, Clare, Pocahontas, Rolfe, Bradgate and Homboldt. Judging from the crowd on the streets, one would think we were celebrating. Palmer. Eggs 14, butter 18, oats 23i, corn 35-36. ) Mrs. Niel Hanson is able to be around again after being confined to her bed for a long time. Services were held In the Methodist church last Sunday and Epworth League was held in the çvenlng. Otto Chrlstoffer, after four weeks absence on occount of smallpox, is again setting type in the Press office. The small pox. quarantines in and around Palmer bave all been raised and every thing ;s running smooth again. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Westphal left Monday for an extended visit with relatives at Plato, MoLead county, Minnesota. Roy ; Pulley çent to Des Moines," londay, where he intends to look fori ^position and perhaps attend one of ir a ^^ottt term. Duraew'stock buyer, after two sblpj ments df stock, has-got all he wants of stockbuying in this territory, and again Palmer Is without a live stock dealer. C. T. CalklDS, representing the Sioux City Journal, is here working up the territory for his paper, covered by the new mall route, which will start from here May 1.5. L. L. Hanson, living near Early, Sac county, drove up from his home last Saturday and spent Sunday and Monday with R. H. Borrey. Mr. Hanson is an old time friend of the postmaster. Postmaster Borrey received instructions from Washington, 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 miles, houses on routes 165, population served 000, and a pi-omise of an extension as soon as some roads can be made passable in the south part of the territory. The routes, as laid out runs as follows: No. 1, from postofllce north one mile, east three miles, north oiî^, west two, north two, west two, south one, east one, south one, west two, south two, and west two to post-office, total length' of route ¿0 miles. Route No. 2, from postofïice south one mile, west one, south two, west one, south one, east two, north two. east two, north one, east one, north one, west three to postofflce, total length of route 18 miles. Youth's It Size a Navy Bl^e Serge Novelty Suiting Fancy Worsted " Novelty Suiting Black Clay Worsted " Boys three piece, Long Pants " from u u << il Kolle. Homer Price, a student in the state university at Iowa City, was a Rolfe visitor Friday -afternoon. Hiram Freel and James Wetman have gone to Ruthven,where they will be employed at tiling this summer, Frank Wengert left Monday for DesMoinea, where he has secured good position in a wholesale house. Eugene Patterson and Hoy Smith went to Sious City, Tuesday, expecting to remain there during the summer. Arthur CufiF left last, Thursday, for Fessenden, North Dakota, where he has accepted a positon in a butcher shop. The Rolfe high school will give theatrical play entitled „Bibi" in the opera house, Friday evening of this week. Harry Coffin was quite seriously injured last Thursday, while playing ball, by being struck in' the eye with the ball. Mae Kent and Don MoEwen have re turned to Grlnneil, where they are stii' de^tB in Iona.College. They had been hoW Ob a week's vacstlon. „ . - •• iUiiL • .tí i'iji. it u (( u 14 to 19 years - - - $10.00 14 to J9 " - 10.00 14 to 19 " - - 9.00 14 to 19 " " - 7.50 14 to 19 " - - 7.00 10 to 13 " . - - 5.50 10 to 13 " - ^ - 4.25 "Knee Pants Fancy Worsted size from 10 to 16 years - - 7.5P, ti U , U U H It 8to'i2 " - 6.00 it. tt ■ ■it two (( "DB Il : tt- FatÄy Worsted " " 8 to 16 " Novelty Suiting Blue Surge . Fancy Worsted Novelty Suiting tt tt 10 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 ,3.00 2.25 2.00 I'l'l'l l'I IIIIIK I And numerous other bargains in broken, lots. Come in and let us show them to you. , Yours Respectfully, W. T. WHITE, I Pocahontas, Iowa, i 111! uiiumi iiiiiiiiiiii nil iiiiiil The P. O. Edge Corn Planter Drop « » « » 'Holds the Record for Accuracy in the most Thorough and Practical Tests. Jury list for May Term of Court. List of jurors drawn to serve at the I May term of the district court: Henry Neitlng, Colfax; J. K, Lemon, Clinton; F. A. Koening, Sherman; J. L. Hunter, Lake No; 2; C. E. Clifford, Clinton; B. M. Lamb, Dover; i;. A. Wattonvllle, Sherman; Phillip Russell, Lizard; Frank Harrold, Lincoln; L. E. Bookman, Cedar; Wm. King, Swan Lake; L. B. Hersom, Garfield; Geo. Bramble, Grant; ,J, C. Olerlch,' Garfield; Peter Welmer, Lincoln; Ei E. White, Garfield; E. S. Kuhn8, Garfield; J. B. Harmon, Sherman; Jamesi Hamilton, Cedar; P. K. Ryan, Marshall: C. A. MilRr, Marshall; W. M. Chappie. Sherman: John Shelgren, Garfield; E, Calkins. Dover; S. 'J. ititchey, Wasblngtoo; F, B. Hatfield, Benvilfe; J. A. -Murrain Des Moines; Mynore^Wllle, Bellvllle: O- P. Whitman, Swan pa^ke; B. J. Jurg«o, ysraBhlngton: ' Surreys Buggie^ Road Wagons Spring Wag'ns < » « • < « Davis Sewing Machines Only vertióle IJeed machine made. Litchfield Manure Spreader Very low down and easy to load. Endless conveyor, always ready for business doing away with complicated machinery. Steinhilber Bros. 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