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   Pocahontas Record (Newspaper) - May 23, 1912, Pocahontas, Iowa                                 "i  / 1/ ' '  1  -T  POCAHONTAS ¿HAUTAUQUA  July i^to  POCAHONTAS CHAUTAUQUA July Ï5 to 21  OLUMEi 29  POCAHONTAS, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1912  Number 6  Sioux City  , ' r-  Garden Seeds  in Bulk  GARDEN AND TILE TOOLS OF ALL MS  Rakes, Hoes, Forks, Spades  Shovels, Tiie Hoes Drain Cleaners, Tile Hooks Lines, Spade Steps, Files Rubber Boot Protectors  %  m m dì iî> (O  (f> n} m (fv  (0  m %  m (f>  m m m  (f) w m  (0 m fft)  m y«  Goodyear & Nelson  H Kinds of Best Build — ing Material --  are kept in stock by The Howard-Schnieders Lumber Co. Anyone going to build will, And a cordial invitation to visit our yards and personally look over our stock. Kstimates cheerfully furnished.  American Woven Wire Fence. Fence Posts, Tile, Brick and Cement.  OWARD-SCHNIEDERS LBE. CO  J. H. AlI/BN, PreBident C. D. Atkinson, Sec.Tteae.  cahoûtas Loan & Trust Co.  Abstracts of Title to all Lands and Town Lots In Pocahontas County.  [ it ili it it it  it it  it Ollico under First Nnf l Bank, â POCAHONTAS. IOWA.  I ib  14  5 per cent Far® Loans  The coming of Spring necessitates new articles in the line of Wearing Apparel and House Furnishings. A large assortment of the season's newest merchandise iri all departments in now on display at our store» If we do not have in stock what you inay need, we will pleased to order it. Come in and let us help you make your selections.  D. W  General Merchandise  amples of Collins 1915 Irt Calend5ai.rs at BLec-office. See them.  The Rural Parcels Post.  On and after July of this year, every rural carrier in the United Stales will bajfin the delivery of mail parcels heretofore exempted from delivery, under a new parcels post rulinji, which has just been made by the postmaster general.  At present the parcels post will a,fifect only the rural routes, but should the experiment prove a success on the country routes the city routes will be added later.  Under the present system all fourth-class matter weighiiifï less than 11 pounds will be delivered on the rural routes.  The maximum cost for the delivery of an U-pound package will be 25 cents. There is no difference made in the distance which a package is carried by the government, and in this way the rate charged by the express companies will be much higher in many cases than the cost of mailing.  According to the rules beginning July 1, 1912, and continuing until lune 30, 1914, the postmaster at the starting point of the rural routé shall receive and deliver to the carriers on rural routes all packages not prohibited in the mails and carriers shall pick up along the route such packages as shall come under this rule.  Postage shall be paid at the rate of one cent for each two ounces of less, two cents for more than two ounces. The,scale is graduated for packages weighing more than four ounces. -  The maximum charge under the graduate scale for any parcel over the parcel post route will be 25 cents, much lower than the rates charged by the express companies.  Under present conditions Uncle Sam carries parcels through the mails for foreign countries at a much lower cost than to his own citizens. _  Kill Off the' Dandelions.  Now is the season of the year to swat the dandelion. Since it is so easy to kill them ofï, it is a shame to allow these pests to take possession of lawns and kill thé grass. Last year we killed hundreds of dandelions in a very easy and simple manner. This' spring we are killing those donated by our neighbors who allowed theirs to go to seed last year. The remedy is so simple and easy of application that there is no reason why all should not get rid of the dandelions.  To each gallon of water, put in one to two pounds of sulphate of iron, stir thoroughly and let stand for six hours. A cheap sulphate of iron, suitable for the purpose, can be purchased at the hardware stores for one cent a pound.  If the dandelions are not very thick they can be killed by spraying them with this mixture. If you have many of them, take a common sprinkler and kill them by the wholesale, by soaking them with the miicture. Do not be afraid of hurting the grass. We can give you a positive assurance that the grass will not be harmed.  ! It will do your heart good to see the dandeloins wither and die, becoming black as though burned. Try it and be happy.—Anamosa Journal.  The editor of the Record has known the writer of the above ever since we were kids together and always found him to be truthful. Thè above remedy is inexpensive and is well worth giving a thorough trial.  Will Give Lecture Here.  Conductor Dinsmore, whose run is from Sibley to Des Moitiés, and who is well known by many of onr people, has promised to give a lecture at this place in the near future, the date of which will be announced later. Hé recently spoke at Min-burn and the Criterion has the following to say of his talk:  The lecture given Wednesday evening of last week at the M. E. church was well attended and most thoroughly enjoyed. This was evidenced by the generous free will offering which w^aé collected during the evening, and which will aid the speokei materially in a pledge made to the church at Sibley some time ago. Mr. Dinsmore is an earnest talker, with a. fund of experiences from vrhich to draw. His address lasteif for an hour, yet there were few in the audience who realised tìi^è flight of time until they measured the time upon a watch diali He gives of his railroad experiences to illustrate pointa of argument he de-pireS to make, and tlie weaving of incident aud deduction for the betterment of his hearers, leaves a clearii whOleaome and thoroughly erijòyèa recollection of the message he cottvey^i,  The eeiitìte' Judiciary cpnittittee recently decided to report favorably the Works resolution restricting' the presidehtial tenure òf office to a Bingie term of six years, and no president would succeed himself. There la a good deal in this, though it would be hard OD the politician, it would be B bleBBing to the country at larRC,  Editors Harmer and Johnson of Fonda, and iiruce and C. G. Lighter of Rolfe, were here to attend the good roads meeting last Friday afternoon.  Frank Gotch lias signed articles for a wi'estling uintch with Gus Schoenlein, thé bout to take place in one of the larger eastern cities on Decoration day.  Be sure and make arrangements to be in Pocahontas, Saturday forenoon,. May 25, and hear Senator Kenyon.. He and his party is scheduled to be here from 9:50 to 10:20 a.m.  Mrs. John A. Crumnier returned from the Methodist Hoapital oVer a week ago and is at present at the home of her parents near Rolfe. We are pleaded to state that she is improved in health and is gradually on the mend, a fact her friends will be glad to know.  One of the meanest tricks ever perpetrated by man on woman is being worked by some theater man-agera and some preachers. The announcement is made that any woman present wearing a hat which cost less than 38 cents does not need to remove it. ,  Mrs J. A. Crowther and little son, Clellaud, left last Friday for Min-neapolia, to be gone several weeks, having the latter'a eyes treated and fitted with glasses. The little fellow's sight is gradually coming back and it ia to be hoped that he may regain it altogether.  John Snndberg, the president of the corn growers association, is traveling through this part of Iowa, says the orebalt chronicle. He says that the demand for seed corn is far greater than the supply this year and that he was recentlj' offered $5, 000 for 1,000 busliels, bat he turned the offer down. He predicts a big corn crop this year and looks, for better yields to the acre every year as the fanners more and more real-the value of testing, seed and caring for their corn in a scientific manner.  The body of Rev. Elias Skinner, former postmaster and pastor at Manson, was recently found in the Cedar river, near Waterloo. In 1880 he became pastor-'of the Methodist Episcopal church of Manson. The following June the church building was destroyed by a tornado and Mr. Skinner traveled over a section of the state in an effort to raise funds to rebuild the structure. He was appointed postniater in the fall of 1881 aud served four years. At the time of his death he was 88 years old. It is not known whether hia death was accidental or not. i—  Having disposed of his claim in Wyoming, Geo. Peterson returned to Palmer, Friday, looking well and seemingly glad to get back to civilization and three square meals, ilt has been three years since the Peterson boys went west, George con-aiders that the time spent has not only proven profitable but that the the dry climate'has been very beneficial to his health. He states that the past winter was very severe on stock, thousands of head of sheep and cattle pariahing for lack of feed. He does not consider that the country will ever amount to much in an agriciiltural way, but big money is being made in cattle raising.—  Press. __  It is estimated that in the past years 8,000,000 automobile tires were macìe in the United States. The number increased by leaps and bounds froni 900,000 in 1907 to 2,900, 000 in 1911. It is predicted that the output for 1912 will be 4,000,000 tires. The tire industry, which has become of gigantic proportions, has resulted in sending the prices of rubber soaring. Already certain sections of gum producing tree are exhausted. The principal source of supply now is Central and S.puth America. The publicis paying for the automobile craze in advance price and adulterations in ¿¿Ubber products that are necessities of every day life. Scientific men are now engaged in producing satisfactory substitutes for rubber in tires and several claim success in the field._  The talk of dredging Cedar creek to its outlet into the Coon river is being seriously aggitated again says the Fonda Journal. We un derstand that Calhoun county has already taken steps in that direc tion and as tl:\e upper part of the stream is already being dredged to the north Pocahontas county line it begins to look as though it is up to this county to do something, will be ^ pretty expensive undertaking and vrilj put a heavy addi tjonal burden "cinto the property Sogers in the other districta which drain into the Cedar, but it is only a question of ti^e, anyway when it will be, idone, bo it looks to us the sooner the' better. - When the work is done the new channel will run in a atraiglU line, and will reclai hundreds of acres of land which is now a practical lose to the owners. It would pay for itsdi in n very few yeara.  Tuberculosis Must Go.  Des Moines, Iowa, May 21—Recent developments throughout the state indicate that a still greater fight is to be waged against the white plague in Iowa, Tuberculosis is coming to be regarded as the most destructive and wasteful disease in the catalog of preventable maladies. It is now determined that intelligent cooperative measures shall be instituted by communities to throttle this monster and effectually restrict it. Indeed, many cities are planning for the establishment of camps or retreats where advanced consumptives can have adequate care and treatment. The people are awakening to the perilous situation. They have found that the neglected, uncared for person suffering with tuberculosis, is a great danger to the entire neighborhood, that they can no longer afford to be indifferent to the iminent danger which may be found in most every community throughout the state.  Nor is the establishrnent of suitable hospital care for the consumptive class the only consideration, but many communities are arousing themselves to the necessity for proper medical Supervision of the children in the public schools. That many children are early infected with tuberculosis ia now well established. This is due to the fact that they are low in vitality induced by some physical defect perhaps, which might be removed by competent medical supervision. Out of a graduating class in one town in Iowa of about a thousand inhabitants, three members have already died of tuberculosis and the fourth is in a dying condition. Naturally the people of that city are much agitated and are studying the conditions which have produced such fatal consequences. Many other incidents could be written, perhaps ot so bad aa this but full oi tragedy nevertheless. Economically considered, Iowa has boon eustain-ing an appalling loss which her intelligence no longer can endure.  A vigorous fight is being waged again this year against the Qonimon house fly, the most dangerous carrier of germa known in this latitude. Cities and towns are making war on the fly as a community problem. 'Swat the fly" ia the slogan, but the best way . to swat the tly is to clean up alleys and yards of debris and garbage and to remove the hatching plisces. Theae hygienic precautions together with screened houaes, fly-trapa, fly poisons and ily swatters, . will make the campaign against this pest most eilec-tive.  Kicked by a Horse.  Palmer Press: A most distressing accident happened to John Christoffers early Saturday afternoon, when he was kicked in the face by a horse and suffered the loss of an eye and other injuries. He was standing directly behind the animar and received the full force of the blow, which knocked him unconscious.  The accident happened in the Pullei" livery barn and the young man was at once removed to Dr. Smillie's office where the Doctor made an examination and found the eye to be injured, the impact of the blow upon (he cheekbone, tearing the lining of the eye and forcing it out of position. Several stitchea were required for a gash in the cheek, but lucky the bone was not broken. After the wounda were dressed the injured man was removed to Tony Siebels home where he was atayiiig, and Sunday afternoon Was taken to a hospital in Fort Dodge where the eye \ya8 removed.  Mr. Christoffers had a very close call, aa the physician stated that, had the blow extended an inch higher it would surely have resulted fatal.  Word was received from the Fort yesterday that the patient was getting along as well as could bfe expected.  Cannot Hold Two Offices.  The Estherville Enterprise says Attorney N. J. Lee has just received word from Des Moines that a case he handled in the supreme court while special counsel in the attorney general department was decided in favor of his client. The case went up from Winnebago county. It seems the justice of the peace at Forest City was elected mayor. He wanted to hold both offices. The opinion of the attorney general was asked aud Special Counsel Lee rendered an opinion in which he decided that a man could not be justice of the peace and mayor at the same time. But the mayor refused to resign and accordingly the county attorney of Winnebago brought action to declare the office of mayor vacant. The district court decided that the mayor cqtil^ also be justice ofthe peace.- But last week the eupreme court re versed the district urt. It aeetna this question is not provided for in the statute and it waa neceaaary for the court to go ba(^ to the old common-law as banded down by the Snglish courts.  Hronek's Mercantile Store  Our Shelves aré Filled with U^to-date Merchandise.  We Aim to Make the Casual Patron a Permanent Customer.  We Are Quoting Prices Which Further Establishes  Our Store As a Price Maker  Fathers and mothers are directly responsible for the future of their children and can with little trouble start them on a business education, that will be of great value during their entire lives by placing in their hands a bank book with a small deposit to start. Try it.  SAVINGS DEPAI^TMENT  Climb  the  Road  to  Fortune  Using  by  Open a barvU.account Now, it will look good to yoo next year  FREE TO EACH SAYINGS DEPOSITOR One Dollar Makes You a Depositor  First National Bank  Pocahontas^ la*  W. C. Ralston, President T. F. McCartan, Cashiei  Geo. Schnieders, Asst. Cashier  ^ank of pocatjontas^  CAPITAL, $30,000.00.  A new lot of Safety Deposit Boxes for rent.  Iowa Farm lyoans Negotiated.  Real Estate Bought and Sold. ,  Prompt Attention Given to Collections  A Far Sighted Man -Never Waits —  Then why do you wait . until too late to build, your fences. Yoa have two or three weeks before corn planting, so you had better get your new fence put up whil^ ■ you have time and before it is too late. Your stock will get out and walk over your newly planted fields if you don't hurry with your fence.  We carry the bes Fence and Gates in the country. Our Gates are the "Iowa Gate," known throughout the country as the best gate made.  There is no better Fence to be bought than the "Square Deal Fence" made by the Keystone Fence Co. We also have a large stock of the very best posts. All sound, cut from live timber aud large size.  Come to the yard and we will show you that these are the absolute facts.  J. w. c. shuii  M. B, WEBER, Mgr.   

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