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   Matrimonial Register - St. Alphonsus (Newspaper) - December 8, 1910, 69993883, Iowa                                 Democrat.  VOLUME X  POCAHONTAS, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1910  NUMBER 41  IS MUIHGIPAL FOREST  ORSON, SWEDEN:A TAXLESS TOWN, SECURING REVENUE FROM FOREST  4  Derivetl $5,000,000 in Past 39 Years From Its Forest—Pocahontas and Iowa Could Profit by Example  The story of a "taxless town" is told by the Omaha Daily News in this way: "There is a jittle town in Sweden by the name of Orson. Rernember that name. For Orson is one of the greatest towns in the world. Of course, Orson isn't as big as London, or New York, or Bagdad, or perhaps Oshkqsh. But Orson ' has done something that none of the so-called 'great' cities of the world has ever done. Orson has dodged all local taxes—successfully and honestly. The Orson railway is free to every citizen of the town. The telephone service is free. Schools and libraries cost the citizens absolutely nothing. All because a generation or two ago, the patriotic people of Ojson planted trees. Orson has a municipal forest that has yielded the town $5, -000,000 in the past thirty years. And the $5,000,000 has paid the running expenses of the town. Of course there isn't anything to hinder any American town from doing  the same thing. But we don't notice any American town doing it. To date Milwaukee seems to be the only American town that has even thought about it. But it's worth thinking about, isn't it? Also it might be worth while to consider at the same time the fact that while Orson was payinff her municipal expenses for the past year from the proceeds of her well-kept forest the American nation, through neglect of her forests, was suffering a loss of $200,000,000 and more than 100 lives."—Commoner.  Just stop and think how thoughtless and indifferent we are for the comfort of future generations. And even selfish in our blindness as to opportunities. If walnut, hickory, oak and other hardwood trees had been planted in the court house park thirty years ago and had been properly cared for what a difference in the value there would be over the present soft wood trees permitted to grow with no care of any kind, too thick and close together to grow into large handsome trees. And what a difference it would make if every quarter section had from five to ten acres of hard wood trees, which in twenty to thirty years would possess more value than half of the balance of the farm. There is a value in the product of the nut bearing trees and what a wonderful difference in a community where plenty of wood  «8  PRIVATE LETTER  DEAR PEOPLE:-  We want to thank you first of all, for past few weehs. ■  your patronage of the  We will whisper in your ear, but don't have had a wholesome business reputation in our nineteen yegrs and beg you to feel that you  thai  could be secured to bum instead of being at the mercy of the coal trust and transportationicompanies, and the time is not far distant when cement will be used almost wholly . in the construction of houses and how convenient it would be if we could cut down an oak tree in the back yard and cut it up into finishing lumber for the inside work. It would come in handy on Iowa farms in the next fifty years and now is a good time to plant a few acorns, walnuts and hickory nuts. Place them in the ground before it freezes too hard, down about six inches deep, place them where you want them to grow, or take the nuts up after the frost goes out in the spring and place therri where you want them, to grow as trees of this kinddo not do well to be transplanted after once started to grow. Observe the time and energy wasted here in northwest Iowa on fruit trees. Farmers will buy trees from agents, which are represented to be , of hardy winter varieties and which, when commence to bear, prove to be some variety of an early apple. The more hardy varieties will ao well in this latitude, but about the only way to get them is to buy from some reputable house or agent who would be willing to guarantee the trees to be as represented by something more substantial than a verbal ageement.  HAVELOCK'S NEWSY BUDGET  mention it,  home town for be treated right.  We have sold a large amount of goods here, but still have quantities. The lollowing are some of the lines: Cloaks, Suits, Skirts, Dress Goods in variety. Silks, Furs, Detachable Fur Collars, Blankets, Comforts, Outings, Ginghams, Hosiery, Shoes, Flannelette Shirt Waist Suits, White Linen Skirts and Shirt Waists, Braids and Trimmings, Silk Laces in variety. Gloves, Bags, Sofa Pillow Tops and many other things which you are invited to inspect, whether you buy or not. Everything cheap (or Gash,  Yours for Business,  S. W/Bult  POCAHONTAS HOTEL BLOCK,  Pocahontas, Iowa.  Was Cureti of Appendicitis,  Algona Courier: Mr, Strand, who hails from Swea City and claims to be a veterinary surgeon, is stranded in Algona, He came to the town a couple of weeks ago from no one knows where, and it is doubtful that he knows himself. He managed by some unaccountable means to keep agreeably drunk since and told several persons that he was rich, and he also told that he recently escaped from Knoxville or Cherokee, but the clerk's records do not bear out that statement. Finally on Monday last he was out of change to pay for meals or for whiskey, and he ^ waddled into the hospital 'and told j Di". keneiick that he was sick and j wanted to go straight to bed. He i thought he ha<l appendicitis and wanted an operation. He said he was all right for the costs and handed the doctor a life insurance policy that he got from Charlie Nolte. The doctor looked at him and said to him, "You haven't got appendicitis. All you have got is a jag. I'll find you a bed." He called in the marshal, and that ofTi-cial gave the befuddled veterinarian a bed in jail. The nfext morning his honor, Mayor. Wadsworth, advised him to leave and he. left though his pocket was empty.  H. R. Bradshaw of Fort Dodge, preached in the Methodist church in Pocahontas, Sunday forenoon and is this week assisting Rev. Simpson conduct revival meetings at the Lincoln church and the meetings will be continued next week.  Mrs. A.' G. Obrecht was in Laur ens Tuesday.  Mrs. Max Brenton was a Laurens caller Tuesday.  L. D. Smith and wife were Laurens visitors Friday.  Mrs. Cooper vvas a kolfe visitor the last of the week.  Will Obercht and Maude Clarke were Pocahontas callers Monday.  Geo. Mick returned from his trip to< Minnesota, Tuesday morning.  T. H. Miner of Guernsey, Iowa, returned to his home Friday of last week.  Mrs. Richards returned home from Ft. Dodge, Saturday afternoon.  Wm. Wallace of Humboldt came Wednesday evening to visit at the S. H, Gill home.  Miss Pearson went to Rossie, Sunday, to visit relatives for a couple of weeks.  Mrs. Peterson of Rossie came Tuesday, for a visit with her sister Mrs. Chas. Adams.  Mrs. V. Hamilton and two children returned from their visit in Wisconsin, Saturday.  Mr. and Mrs. Hammen of Laurens were visitors at the A. G. Obrecht home Sunday.  Mrs. Louie Brodsky and two daughters were Laurens visitors Wednesday of last week.  Howard Clarke and family arrived Wednesday morning to attend the Clarke-Obrecht wedding.  Mrs. Richards went to Ft. Dodge, Thursday to visit her parents and other friends for a few days.  Chester Elberts and family arrived Tuesday morning from Dakota to visit at the home of his parents.  James Smith and wife of Mil-bank, South Dakota, are visiting at the home of the latter's brother, Dr. Heathman.  Some sneak thief got hungry Sunday 'night and helped themselves to a nice boiled ham at the Murray restaurant.  NEWS FROM GllMORE CITY  Miss Elizabeth McEwen of Plover, 'i s staying with her ' sister, Mrs. E. L. Wallace.  Miss Ann Leahy arrived here-Saturday evening to spend the winter with her mother Mrs, Leahy.  Matt Shine arrived from Dakota, Firiday evening and after a short stay here will return to his claim.  B. S. Abel arrived here Tuesday evening from RuSsellville, Arkansas, to look after his business building just east of .the Commercial hotel.  G. F. Neel and A. P. Brechwald went down to Colfax, Saturday, I a course of; the mineral  where they will take treatment at one of spring.  The band boys basket social held in the old school house Friday evening was a great success. The proceeds amounted to $51.00 which will go toward the expenses of the band.  Lucian Brown and family moved from the Bate's property recently purchased by Joe Hocking to the Campbell property in the west part of town and Joe moved to his new purchase.  M. Fitzgerald, Sr., died at his home south of town Friday morning. He had been ailing for some time and the end was not unexpected. The funeral was held at St. John's church Monday at ten o'clock ^nd he was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery.  Will Delmar, who was husking corn last week for Will Hughes, made a record one day last week that entitles him to be classed among the fastest huskers in this vicinity. The corn was weighed and 80 pounds allowed for a bushel, and his day's work weighed out 134 bushels. •  HAPPENINGS ABOUT VARINA.  Frank Brown was a passenger to Fonda, Friday.  Miss Viola Henrich was a' Fonda caller Saturday.  Mrs. Reagen of Fonda was in town Wednesday.  Miss Gertrude Lilly was a Fonda caller Wednesday. ,  Louis O'Donnell was a passenger , to Fonda, Wednesday^ .  Miss Alice Regan spent Sunday with her parents in Fonda.  Mrs. Maulsby of Fonda spent Sunday at the Simpson home.  Father Heelan of Fonda called on Father Mastersoh Wednesday;  Mrs. Lacey visited a few days of last week with relatives in Spencer.  Fred Seigfred left Tuesday for a short visit with friends in Linden.  The Misses Nelsons from near  Newell left Thursday for Des Moines.  Miss Anna Kapsch visited with  friends in Fort Dodge a few days of last week.  Fred Grippel and Charlie Eichler transacted business in Chicago one day last week.  Mrs. Stelpflug of Pocahontas visited at the home of her son Jake Stelpflug, last week.  Mrs. Barrett of Southern, Iowa, is visiting at the home of her sister Mrs. Len Derth.  Nick Lichter, who has been spending a short time at Caledonia, Minnesota, returned Wednesday.  Mrs. M. Kelly and Mrs. M. Mullen of Fonda visited at the home of Tom Fitzgerald, Wednesday.  night and Tuesday went on to Minneapolis, where they v,'ill make I their home. On December 1st, Mr. Hayes assumes the duties of „ T, ^ his new position with the M. & St.  Wilhe Boysen John Potter, r ^^ traveling freight Gladys Stover and,-Ellen O Conner  Frank Klingseis, who has been Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hayes took' in Waterloo on business for the their departure Monday morning:past fSw days returned home after a few weeks spent here. Thursday. They stopped in Albert Lea over  We are here with a fine selection of Toilet Sets, Brush sets Military Sets, Shaving Sets, Mirrors. Brushes, Guff and Collar Bags, Hand Bags, Bill Books, and purses to fit the---?■  Our  Books will make very appropriate gifts for young or'old. We have books for Boys, and Girls, book's of prose and poetry in some ol the vei y newest leather bindings. Some good fiction and a dandy Library.  Ho  day  presents can be useful. See our fine lamps, fancy boxes of stationary perfumes in fine packages. We also have some nice post card boxes and albums and the best selection ol Holiday Cards you ever saw.  THE PRESCRIPTION PHARMACY )  J. F. O'Brien, Pocahontas  of quality is where we shine, and our prices are  Right  See our great bunch of Dolls and Games and Toys l6r the young folks. A very valuable prize given free on Saturday, December 10.  attended an entertainment at Pocahontas, Tuesday evening.  Those who have not got their dishes and pans left at the Thanksgiving dinner will find them at the hotel. Please call for them there.  The condition of Mr. Van-derhoof is very serious, dropsy and heart trouble with other complications, making his case very serious. '  Several more cases of scarlet fe-ver* are reported. The Kendall and Crandall families are quarantined but the patients are getting along nicely.  Rev. Simpson and wife, the M. E. pastor of Pocahontas, visited at the parsonage Wednesday evening and attended the stereopticon entertainment.  Geo. Shaw of Plover, who had been to Chicago with stock arrived in Havelock, Tuesday morning. Allen Stewart drove over from Plover to take him home.  Mrs. John Carlson and two children of .Jackson, Minnesota, came Monday to visit her niece, Mrs. Peter Hanson. She was accompan -ied by her sister, Mrs. Buckholtz.  The sale of Mr. Steen's farm mentioned last week failed in some ■way to go through. Mr. Steen is not feeling bad about it, as such a farm in Iowa's best county is a good thing to keep.  The Misses Mabel Smith, Mary Campbell and Hazel Patterson of Marathon came Saturday to visit at the home of Miss Patterson's sister, Mrs. John Clifton, returning home Monday afternoon.  Married, Wednesday evening, November 30, at the home of the brides parents. Miss Eva Hendricks and Henry Buck, Rev. Grove officiating. We understand the newly married couple are going to locate in Havelock.  Mrs. J. C. Potter and daughter Lona and Miss Sadie Laughead drove to Plover, Wednesday evening to attend the Eastern Star. There was election of ofiiciers and initiation after which a fine banquet was served.  Word received by friends of Mrs. W. B. Smith states that she was so unfortunate as to break her shoulder bone while visiting her daughter Stella. This is rather a severe shock for a lady of her age and her many friends here hope to hear of her speedy recovery.  agent.  Wilder Small riiet witli another accident last week and as a result is laid up at home. He was hauling crushed rock, out at the cement plant and had just finished loading his wagon when the team started up and he was struck by City, Saturday, the hind wheel and knocked down. The limb that was injured a few weeks ago was hurt again and has been causing him a good deal of pain.  Wm. SlAttery of Harper, Iowa, Vv'as in town on business Wednesday. He expccts soon to move to the Tail farm.  William and Albert Reniking returned from Schaller, Thursday, where they attended the funeral of their mother.  Miss Quinn, who has been visiting with relatives at ' the Quinn home for the past few days returned to her home in Rockwell  Pirl Bourett of Ware, was in Pocahontas, Monday, and C. D. Starr came down from "Ware, Tuesday aftrenoon.  HEADQUARTERS FOR  C^hrlstmas ■ Goods.  @ ®  -AT THE HARDWARE STORE OF—  segtlie & Qoodyear,  POCAHONTAS, fOWA.  mM  •JVissäaa«  iá^  lÉi^   

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