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if? V~. '1 tJ If yOL.53 tAI.A DECLAMATORY WORKS •The work in' the public speaking department at the local-High School is rlow on in full force. \V ith the late arrival of the public speaking m struct or, Mrs. O'Brien, the declama tory work has. started in earnest and -elaborate plans are being laid for vf-the. dates of December 20-22. On the evenihgs of those dates will occcur t}ie::annual declamatory- contests. The two preliminary contests will be staged on 'the everyugs of Decem 'i--.«ber 20. and 21, while:.the final contest for the -winners of the two prelimi naries will be held on the evening of December 22. At the present writing there are twenty-four gtudents learning speech es for the event, 9 boys and 15 girls. It is planned to let the boys 'orate on Monday evening, December 20 and to let the girls take me plat form Tuesday evening, December 21 while the three highest in either con test will bo pitted apamst each oth er Wednesday evening, December 22, to decidc first and second place. The students are entering into this affairv whole-heartedly and Mrs. O'Brien's time is literally filled from 8:30- to 5:30 every day coaching the future orators. eLt's plan to keep these dates open and hear these high ly enteftavnmct and interesting con .. tests during the Christmas week. Geo. W. Egan fo: merly of this city,: has purchased the Sioux Falls Press. Mrs. Mary Gruir, ach of St, Joe, Mo.., is visiting hei- brother, •, Dan Redmond and famil\. H.. W. Kerr of the Little Sioux "•cr ii 'i i. xi. lome by illness. .Hustler, wa^ a, pleasant caller at the| ._ Times Office this morning. W. Reed Jones- left, this morning for Creighton, Neb., wHfere he will -visit his brother, J. R. .Jor.es. _. Mrs. C. A. Hasher r.nrl son. Alex, ^who have been visiting fr.s'rci'.s and 'relatives this vicinity, lett this morning for-their home in Beatrice, :.- Nob. Mrs. E. C. Mason oc Demson, is the weeks' jjue.it of friends and rela tives in this city. Madams Theo. Krause and G. L. —Krause are visjtmp- relatives .at Qnj aha--, today.- •. .- Dr. J. L. Tamisiea reports the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Fred r~-iJfli&hts- Maurice Kirlin has accepted a posi tion the First National bank. H. W.. Clover has returned from a several weeks visit with relatives and friends Eastern Iowa and Illinois. Mrs. Mildred Walker and little daughter, Irene, of Ottumwa, Io., wwsseare the guests of her parents, Mr. and 4 Mrs. J. L. Hall. Frnak Goodwin & Son rports the following sales of res dence property: Nels Matson to E. E. Iliatt Melvin wConnett to Roy Herrig Mrs. A. Jer «son to .Mr. -Mathews of 'Pisgah ,E. Brake-to, Will Fisher Will Fisher to Melvin Connett.' Mrs. Fannie Willard went to Oma ,:ha this morning and will be accom •panied home -this even'nt? by her sis ter, Mrs. Harry Adams. The latter 'has been a patient-at the St.. Cather ine hospital for the past ten weeks. Mrs. Oscar Frazier and son, Harvey. &and Miss Ruth Williams are spend ing the day with Mrs. C. C. Williams, pwho is a patient at an Omaha hospi tal. Theodor Schmid of-Mondamin, was .a Times visitor tms afternoon. He is just returning home after a six '.months' Visit: at/Fl'ms, Switzerland. s. The State Sav ngs bank is install ing a customers vault where all the safety deposit b^yes-will be kept. Mrs. Sylvester Messer is reported to be quite ill at her home in^Caii forn a Iowa. ..Miss Stella .Turner has returned from South "Dakota, where she has been spending tl^e past few months. CJarence Long arrived last even mg from San Frantnsco. to attend the funeral- of his mother, Mrs. Charles Long. •. Mrs. Alice Seabury. of Pisgah, was ^he Thursday evening guest of Mr. and -Mrs. Harold Seabury. •. Mr, and Mrs. L. C. Critchfield and children of Council Bluffs, are the guests of relatives and friends here for a few days. if 1 i. V/*" Jl**! It •I gA WX-r* CALL v.LAST i- I a it is no on a until ffieSljfcoND ANNUAL FARM SCHOOL EXHIBIT. Dcm^fc'put off making preparations ^er» ^°u'3e for' your part 'in the show. Return postal cards are being sent ...out to -all 'niral patrons. Please fill ttiese on^ aid. send them as early as. possible' so that the cqiVimitteea A ip gharge may take "proper prepara .. tiohg .-.All rural people should be sure to jBtate the name of their school dis trict when they bring in their entries for.th£re is a beautiful large banner |o "tTip district sending jn the most c??" '.''J ^n'trieY' artd taking the most prizes. XOUr part*to make your district "'J Try a Times A4^tfwir rfy- JONES-HUTCHINSON At 2:30 o'clock-Monday, December 3th, at the charming home of .1if. ind Mrs. W. Allen Jones, on .90 street, was solemnised the marriaglt of Carl T. Jones and Uta Armeda Hutchinson, the ring eeremdny was j) ised with Rev. Edson M. Bell offteiatl ng". They were attended bythe'brother and sister of the groom theceremony .'as witnessed only by the i&ttiediate c"mily. The bride was very prettily -attisfed a brown traveling suit and wOre.a orsage of Mrs. Ward Roses. At 4:30 o'clock the wedding part# eft for the bride's home, wMfce' t&«t vedding supper was given Mr. and Mrs. Jones wilt be at hofce West Slope Farm, near Lores' K. of P. ELECTION At the regular meeting of the K. P. lodge Monday evening, the fol owing officers were elected for the •oming year: .. Fred Neitzsch—C. C. Frank Hardy— V. C. J. J. Owen—P. R. ,C. Lahman—M. W. Floyd Hardy—M. A. Fred E. Roberts—K. F,.,C Shafer—M. F. J. B. Barrett—'M. E.' Fred Robinson—I. G. Victor Berg—O. G. S. Mrs. Hattie Stoneking left this norning for Tama, Io., after a visit .v'th Mr-j. F. M. Morgan. Miss Anna Jones is conflnbd to her Mrs. Jennie Zane and het daogh* er, Mrs. Helen' Cone,- of San Fran isco, Calif., are the guests of the M. Morgan home. Fred Hughes received a carload of 'seders from Omaha, today. Ralph Jones, who sustained i|ra£ 'ured skull, recently, ik repdrtra .to be gaining nicely. He is at the Jen lie Edmundson hospital, Council Bluffs. Frank Zahner of CdUneE Blulfls, -/as a Valley visitor thik'morning. Mr. and Mrs. M. N. Dale- ireidrbeti ast evening from a twtt yialt Greencastle, Ind f. Mrs'. Luella Wolfe Will "T^'tiirn Jay from Lexington, Nebr., where she has been spending the 11 r.onths, Mrs. "'/liss Vi: ng for southern Galif6tn^ ''t^lir^ 'hey will spent the winf&" Mr: iHn •ent expects to join them~ lfi^out the Ivst of the year. L. G. Vincent and daughter,' irginia, will leave'iij cnnfkavn Mr. and Mrs. Fred RpbeftB *ttit\jlm-. "d last evening from their tfoneytrtoflft trip to Des Moines The car shops have received notlc'6 to reduce their force 30 more men, A. N. Fountain came oyer from Norfolk, today for a few-days 'viB& Mrs. Jennie Reznor returned to Jier lome in Council Bluffs this morning, after a visit with her sister,- Mrs,' J. .V. Harris. Harold Nelson of Onawa, was the ver-Sunday guest of home folks here,,. Mr. and Mrs. ,M. Jeffers. depaE^, ad this morning for Felixt Wyo. .Miss Alice Cody has -accepted osition at.the Dahl Jewelry store. Dr. and Mrs. Rex Martin of Onaw^ vei'e the Sunday guests of home folks iare_. F. I .Rea came over from'Nevmaifc oye, Neb., Sunday. Mr .'and Mm. ea will move this week to fNewman "vove, where they will make their fu ure home. Mrs. Harold Seabury' is'reported E. AV. STEVENS INJURED),,^ Friends here have received wor«f of the serious injury 'to E. W. Stevens. He, with Mrs. Stevens and (ftugh- w®re a^on thrown ont of °t thei home in Grenville, New Mexico, when their team" tad away. All were thrown out and*m0re or less shaken up, but Mr.- Stevens suffered a broken hip. He railroaded for the Northwestern for 47 jneanf and- has been in the southwest for about a year. FlLKINS-SCOFlBLD ftiitfriii Mk ilnaftimttv past' thrive M15S Opal Scofield, daughter Mr. and Elmer Filkins w?re united in marriage, at Logan^ oir 'Xsmal'r military si Saturday, December 4.. Mr. and. Mrs. filklnkwiU-. —.a riaiia* WILSON WILL HEP ARMENIA Bntente Warns Oreeoe Not to Restore Conatantlne to Thrort®—O'Annun slo Declares War on ltSly—Pr«*- Ment-Elect Harding Home. By" KOWARO W. PICKARD. Cemparatlvi' harmorix, forced by stress of circumstances, marked the doings of the League of Natlous assem bly dating the early part of the work, and theni came discord that threatened to result In the withdrawal of at least one Important mei/iber nation—Argen- Osrtatn amendments to the covenant' had been proposed by tlio ScancUnavlap. delegates and the domtniBsi^n on amendments bad reported against them -and- any.J other nniendlmehts at this time. Ih the as^jiulily there was a no ttetTto refer the 'itaendmenf to a spe cial committee tot a report next Sep ^fttlilber^' :Ofctegat4 Don Burke returned Jast.'^eiti&'tP '•inp^rt^d the contention, declared the from "St. Joe, where he'ha^ ^ljtth'the Tuest of friends for the' 'past two weeks. Mrs. Burke wiir return Tatejr. J. .Owen has the honor of sell ng the first hog to the new-Missouri Valley Stock Yards Co. They -op^n •or business next Monday. Oft .he sick list today. Dr. I.usk reports the birth ofi -a 'auphter to Mr. and Mvd.-ToChas. Kesslar. Mr. arid Mrs. A. C. Sclrulmeist4tt Modale, were visiting '-'reMtlvea here Sunday. ).r Pnieyrredoti of Ar- genttoa alone'opposed this, and since the eOvenant requires a unanimous vote for the carrying of any motion, apparently the proposition was blocked.. ,9at Vlviani of France at once asserted that this was: a "question of ^ocedure" and that the unanimity rfflS'dld hot "apply. "Prteldent Hymans 'Msolntlob carried and adjourned the meeting. Dispatches ..from Buenos Aires said ^ho gayernment was momentarily ex pectlug.a cablegram from Puoyrredon. who" is 'foreign minister, of Argentina. uid that pie withdrawal of tile nation #om the league was likely to follow. personal and that he would have to my,: -in 'determining the method of appitoebltfg tbe'^problem, on the ad vice of tVwe nearer the scene of ac tion. Sueb advice will be supplied by the commissioners, of the allied j^itlops ln 'hirkey.. Spain and Brazil hive Offered to cooperate with the United States In the matter. ~Wfcen, and If, the Armenian affair ls Untied, Greece evidently must pay ttft' fiHce. Kemal must -be placated. and this Cad be done only by a radical revision of the treaty of Sevres. At .this witting the plans for such re-. .vision are being arranged In London fer. .freralers Lloyd George of Great wlt&iy £nd of France. The molf ife2oftajrf changes in the pact donbtless will be made, at the ex ftehSe Of Greece's newly acquired ter »'rltory In". Asia Minor and Thrace. jmmmII Slbce^ the Greeks ousted Venljielos and prepared to restore. Oonstantine to throne, their ambitions have re Qriived smidler' consideration by the a A a I sWorf. e^kt'Hrltaln. France and ItAly ^,rAe .the ,resn,t ,^nnnt MISSOURI VALLEY, 10 DECEMBER 9, 1820 1—Opening of the flnst meeting of the League of Nations aMembly In Oeneva. 2—Dr. Alejandro Cesar, new minister to the United States from Nicaragua. S—&of MolBta an ^Ugilinac* to grave of Col. T! eo.loru Kooaevelt. fighters Into, regular army units, and he recently added to his equipment a quantity of artillery obtained" from the soviet Russians. From Geneva came a story that the league committee on Armenia, of which Lord Robert Cecil ls chalrmsn, probably would appoint Glen. Leonard Wood commander of the Armenian ex- h,tf -.. .. was added, was on the recommenda League Of Nations. Mav "V"" comumnuer oi ine Anuemau us- rrequent, there and elsewhere. Unl numg OH unammny uause may pedltlonary force with the title of formed mon entered Klllarnev and Cause Argentina to Quit ...... tion of Sir Frederick Morris and Gen. Weyganci. Ofllciais In' Washing* ton did not take this report seriously, By unanimous vote .the league com mission on new mcuihers decided that Austria should he seeks to Gustav Ador of Switzerland, haefcf-d by the delegates o" several other na Hons, tried to have the econom'c com mission tnstrueted to sftud.v mean- of preventing' monopc'ics of raw mate rials and measures to Insure their distribution throup' out Hie world, the argument he'ng tliat -raw materials belong not. to the nntlon In which they are produced, hut to the world. This was blocked by The league members thought they hstf found the way to save what ctenfolns of the Armenian people, for President Wilson, asked by the league council to mediate for Armenia with Mustapha Kcmal Pasha, consented to iindertake the task through a repre sentative to' bo Aimed by him. He made It plain that his effort must be former king, says the nrnine. "could have agreed that the Smyrna region Anntipzlo would soon he crushed. s|bl] fe Inteftmtlonallzed and policed -^biy locally "recruited1 gendarmes of ficered by an International ofBcers* tt T| tertahi that Kemal will not be Attflfra' wfth this Smyrna concession growing power la causing bis ffinjanhs fef in'Maie.' Newspapers of 'iMiiim.v"^bere be malces his. haad ^nirters, siy be asks ttiat Thrac*' )e -gtvaa- autonomy, Gtastatitlitopfe be jemeneteft by the allies and the allied aial. teterallled cones of contrdi and IqlMacs In Syria and otbMr mparts of tti* Torklsh empire He abandoned. Jt Opal Scofield, daughter of .Lohdop police Said tl LMrs. O. A. Sedfleldi ^s ^^re&«i«, abdl equally probable. ^r«s In filkins, son of Chas. Filkins, aosae of them jrlll' be granted. ?P a P'1 Kl'r mllttary strength- Is .w^ tz commissioner. The choice. It smashed all the windows in the busi- remitted, and there was no doubt that t!ie assembly would ratify the action. Bulgaria also wauts. to get in at once, and Roumania hut Greece, Serbia all nre opposed to her admission and miiv puevont it. There was reason~to hel'eve they would be supported in tills by France, which guin strength In central Eu ropean frichdshlpsf For the present, at least, France ha« her way In bar ring Germany from 'nimed'ate mem bership in the league. The compila 'slon has decjdeT a?a! s: the admis sion of LieMei)isytein «nrf Azerbaijan, bnt 'recommeiM'oil thut Co.ita Rica be made a member. I SI" Ooorge E. Foster of Canada, who said h's country and the United States never would sub scribe to that prlnc'ple. A futile ef fort to have Spanish adopted as the third officlnl Inngtmge of the league brought out the stafrment by the for eign' minister of Panama that the IS states of Central and South America are united around Spain as their leader. If the Grpeks recall Con«»nn*!ne to the throne, they will forfeit the good will and support of Croat Britain. France and Italy. Thos'- three' powers. It va« Voided at a pfn*prnce In Lon don, should so warn the now Greek government, and note to that effect was drafted. The restoration of the only he rppcriiprt of his hostile acts" dnrlne the war. This de cision hv the rntonti- Is a victory for the' French point of view. IYAnnti-zIo hav'ns re'nsed to ac cept th»- asrpprnpnt ^pf- ppn Italy and -.Tueo-R'avla the Tfn'lan envemment sent Opnpr.i' Cnv'"''n to Invp^t Flume. This he dirt, and sent to the poet war rior by a'rn'ape a proclnnat'on an nounolnrr tntp-^'on o* t'1? covern ment tn cpVcj t^p find'tlnns of the Rnnnllo t-vnty "•"'•hout dplay and eal'tn-r on the ri"'i*noy of Flume to withdraw a'1 It® forces heh'"'' tlie front'ers. Its next 'nvltpd nnun slo's troops to le"ve Mm and re erwll. In. the'r alrt •'"'•s. and threat ened a severe hl'f'-ndp of the city. D'Apntmzlo. spemtrrr'v nndaunted. rfrl sponded in a fie','n""*-!on of a state of war with Italy p^e^tlve December '8. General Cav!-»"ti is doing all he can to avo'd hloo '-lipd and his. troops would hV*tp to flrp on their 'brother Italians, but If It comes .to actual war- In J0»bt- The warning ls«npd hy the: British governn.ent. that tl-e Trl«-h. were about to. carry -the "war" to England, was. Justified. To date thp chief weapon used ln this new development of the conflict is Arson. A large number of Incend'ary fires were started simul taneously along the Liverpool water froift and' several big cotton ware houses were destroyed. The incen diaries worked In- small groups and some of- thfm,. being Interrupted by 'the -police, killed one officer and X&M officers In .the wac, were ambushed near Kllmichael, Ireland, and 15 of them murdered. Reprisals continue*! in Ireland un checked. The town hall and other buildings in Cork were set on fire and Ave Sinn Fein clubs were destroyed. Raids by the military and police were frequent, there and elsewhere. ness section of the city. The British government mot with defeat in the house of lords when the home rule bill came up. Baron Oran more and Brown offered an amend ment providing for the establishment of a senate for southern Ireland, and It was adopted against the govern ment by a vote of 120 to 30. Antlier amendment, bestowing a second cham ber on the Ulster parliament, also was carried. It is reported that the government has decided that all members of the Irish republican army who have been or may be rounded up shall be In terned In camps In Ireland and held without trial unless they are charged with some penal offense. Geo. Alvaro Obregon was Inaug urated President of Mexico at mid night. Tuesday, and at fibout the same time1 officials of-the "American Depavt rnent of Justice1 made wholesale raids at varlotfs po'nts- along the border. These agents captured mass of docu mentary evidence proving the exist ence of a plot, organized on this side of the'herder, to start a new revolu tion and overthrow ihe Obregon gov ernment. It was said fhntN Luclo, Blanco, a former officer In Cnrranza's army, was at th® head of the con spiracy. .fust before his Inauguration Obre gon stated 'n an Intprvlew that rirtlcle 27 In the Mexlcnn constitution, re stricting ownership of oil lands, would not hp nbrogated. but he was sure the appllcat'on of thp article would soon he retmiatert to the satisfaction of the United States hy a commission to bp appointed. He said Mexico wnnM not ash admission to the League of Nations, but would give considera tion to an Invitation to .loin the league. Prpoirlent-plect Fl«rd!ng has re turned from his trip to the Canal Zonp presumably with enlarged view* on the building up of trade with the Lat'n-Amerlcan republics and the col tlvat'ori of better relations with them. Also It may he assumed that he ha^ learned a lot about the need of strong er defenses for the Panama canal. Mr.f Harding made a brief stop last weelt in Jamaica where he was re ceived as royalty would have been. It was announced that he would be In Washington Monday and would occu py his seat In the senate for a day or two, and It v. certain that his colleagues would call on him for an address. The senate and house committees oh agriculture began a Joint session on Friday to consider emergency measures for the relief of American farmers who are said to face a loss of $7,000,000,000 through sale of their products at less than cost. Among the suggestions discussed were the Im position of a tariff on Canadian wheat, the revival of the war finance corpor ation and extensions of credit to Rus sia and Germany to enable them to purchase American farm products. According to Senator Capper, the fumers demand, in addition, to those remedies, the following: "A'deqqate credit for farmers through short time and long-time loans adapted fairly and practically to the p^cuHhr Conditions of the farming business. "Afford farmers the same credit ac commodations- now afforded other lines pt business. "Abo)lsb gambling in wheat,. cotton, crov and all farm produce. •Tull legal authority for nation-wide oo-operatlve marketing by farmers.5 "Regulation of the packers. "A natlonul marketing board,- in #hI6h the producer will be represent ed, With, power to the board to regu- .r/-. -i^sa. -m®.tbe rat^ofr marketing and to ad- dvlllan. About the same time the and assist in stabilizing prices. "Bfroaditf and strengthen the fed- demands .I^ndop. police Said they had- foiled in the nietropolls Mrgi ftrtn loan system." Elaborate pre can- Tariff revision to protect American tlonS' Were taken' In all the -largs agriculture. wool growers. anfl 1 ierftibh'aQd Ms po^niar siippbrt Bn^indi Qmnma dflHesre ,li5® nj«tqrfruc|ui ftill «v '«*!*•!./v rt\ Items of Interest Summarized for Busy Readers. tiny. iC. T. Shanks of Clinton has recently been appointed state evange list for Baptist churches. Dr. Tom (I. Donlon, 72 years old. fcniiei- rcsl it of Elkader, was kill ed by a stitet car ia l.'iiicago, John Neitori, 30, a farmer living near Nevada, has been missing from ilia home since he mysteriously di.j anper.rf-d at Ames recently. A special car was used from Amea wii'.i a party of ninety Iowa boys and girl who iuteiuled the internation al rru:iiI(.iirjU shows at Chicago. The window o£ All's jewelry stove at Burlington was smashed with a *f*l)iick and n/'tw wrrih of di?.mon'U itoie i. There i: no clue .- a\ a brick co\cred with a newspaper. A new honor has come to D. W. Mcliler, buttennaksr of the Now Hampton creamery. He was award ed ?25 at tte Waterloo butter-makers' competition for the be3t butter made, C. J. Davis, a husky red-headed far mer boy of Fort Madison is the cham pion corn husker lu southern Iowa. Davis shucked 150 bushels of corn in one day and 1,200 bushels in eight days. After coining all the way from South America in order that her little son might be born a citizen of the United States, Mrs. M. Moore ol Clintou, gave her life for the birth of her boy. J. M. Weldin, mayor of the city from 1916 to 1918 and mayor of La dora for six' years before moving to Indianola, was found dead in his bed at his home. The cause was found to be heart disease. The Iowa Farm Bureau federation has appropriated |10,(kH) to assist in carrying forward the program of the farmer's marketing committee, which was recently appointed by the Amer ican Farm Bureau federation. Two hunting licenses held by Louie Volpo and James Pottias of Marshall town were revoked by County Audi tor George .Enclerlfly on. recommenda tion pL th$" r^dtinty attorney. The hunters had' tfespassed on posted ground. Lester D'Huppart, 21 years old, and Lester March, 17 years old, young farmers near Conway in love with Early Roberts, met on the streets ol Conway and with bare knuckles stag ed a fight which resulted in D'Hap part's death. Hunters set -fire to a cow barn on the Sherwood Fuller fa*m near New London and then, without attempting to save the two head ol stock inside, hastily departed. Th« prompt action of others who noticed the fire, saved the animals. Black Cap Comus, Aberdeen Angus bull, valued at $3,000, is dead. He was owned by Ray CUne of Knox ville. Four days ended the marriage bliss of Mr. and Mrs. William Martin of Shenandoah. She is suing for a divorce and her maiden name of Helen Andrew. They were married Sept. 21, 1920, and separated Sept. 25. Mrs. iMurtin claims that because of his ungovernable temper and in humari treatment her life was endan gered and that she was forced tc leave him to find happiness. -Miss Margaret I^ewis Wilson, years old, was found dead in bed at the residence of Mrs. Clara New comb at Cedar Rapids, whom she hod been visiting for two weeks. The gas jets were turned on. She had opened all the windows in the second story of tlie house but had closed het own windows and doors tightly. She lived at Comanche, la. Ill health i given as tho cause of suicide. Three women are dead and others reported dying as a result of a grade crossing accident at Modale, Iowa, when a Northwestern passenger trair struck the automobile. The dead are Mrs. Carl Long, Mrs. Jennie Ruff, Mrs Wm. Lee, and Mrs. Arthur Hanson is in a dying condition in a Coun cil Bluffs hospital. G. H. Thompson driver of the car suffered a broken leg and internal Injuries. All th« victims live at Modale. The director of the census Is issu ing reports covering the value of farm lands and improvements in Iowa. The following is a summary of four coun ties: In in 1 Value Jan. April Cent i: x, 1920. 15.1910. Inc. Audubon -$"3,302,732 $40,407,258 122.8 Allamakee 41.507.P27 22.380.529 117.0 Adair 73,018,995 40,151,166 122.0 Benton ,.114,706,298 59,889,282 109.3 A crew of fourteen wood choppers lias'set camp on the Fred C. Heiden farm near Elkader and will cut wood for the .National Match company at "Joliet: Over 100 carloads of wood •will be. shipped. C. V.-Holslnger of Ames, horticul turist,- says -that covering berry canes at this time with dirt will protect them from the cold drying winds ol the winter and prevent winter killing. August Sundermyer, 45, a farmer living near Dubuque. died as the re ft fall received la fratt Jt io&d o& oarvu* «r' -r NO. 24 Tho Farmers' Co-operative ex jUiinse of Knoxville has started busi nes:-i and made its first shipment of !ive: tcck in the shape of 55,000 pounds of hogs to Ottumwa. O. W. Shivvers and John Stickes, fa»mers and stock buyers, are the managers of the new exchange. Ihe fa.mors of Marlon county are getting well or ganized. Lloyd Shilling, afced about 24 years of Knoxville is dead, and his fellow workman Lewis Riddle, of Des Moines aged 50 years, was seriously injured wheu they were buried alive in a ditch which caved in upon them while preparing a drain from Whitebreast creek to a coal mine located at the Burch bridge &ve miles north ot lvnoxville. The first hunting season fatality oc curred in Dubuque county near Cen tra.ia, Iowa when Alfred Hayes, 14 years o'.d, was instantly killed by a ,22-caliber rifle bullet which penetrat ed his heart. Hayes was out hunting when his rifle became jammed. In trying to remove the bullet he dis charged the gun, the projectile enter ing his side. Linn county will have the most modern courthouse in the state, It is believed, when the structure author iezd by the people at a recent elec tion is completed. -Plans submitted by an riinois architect have been ac cepted oy the boar£ of supervisors, and a special election has been call ed for December 27 to vote on a bond issue of $1,300,000. Mrs. Ella Nichols, 48 years old, is dead and Mrs. Martha Oxberger is in the Sioux City jail, held for in vestigation in connection with her killing, which occurred at Mrs. Ox berger's home. The 11 year old daughter of Mrs. Oxberger, who is the divorced wife of Henry Nichols, hus band of the dead woman, said her mother shot in self-defense. Poultry culling in Iowa during the last year has effected a net gain ot $15,000 in eleven counties where work was carried on by home demonstra tion agents. The agents examined K9 flocks, 76,676 biids werfe handled and 28,589 birds were' culled out with out reducing the egg production. Birds sold at an average of 25 cents per pound, resulting! a gain. ot $15,* 000. Thirteen dairy cows were slaught ered at Cedar Rapids recently from one herd as they were found to be afflicted with tuberculosis. The hull of this herd was found to have the disease in his Intestines and lungs. The milk from these cows has been distributed-to Consumers In the city. Three dairy herd3 have been slaught ered, all being infected with the tu bercular germs. Mrs. H. L. Monty of Marquette has started a movement to secure legislation requiring a part ot the auto license fees to be turned over to the township road fund of the counties. A meeting was called by her a short time ago, attended hy a number of men and women living along a road they had tried for years to get work done on, to make it pass able in all kinds of weather. Thomas A. Box, president ot the Banker's Investment Trust Co. of St. Paul, Minn., and fiscal agent ot the Society of Equity, has agreed to as sist in the reorganization of the Mid land Packing Co., Sioux City concert now in the hands of federal receiv ers, by paying the company's out standing indebtedness amounting to $1,500,000 and putting a strong pack ing company in to operate the plant. Iowa is in' the grip of an arson •wave unparalleled in Its history, ac cording to records in the offices of J. A. Tracy, state fire marshal. So serious is tlie situation that the fire marshal said that he will be forced to appeal to the legislature for greatly increased appropriation in or der to augment his present limited Held force with additional trained in vestigators. With "human torches" spreading terror throughout the state the fire marshal says the fire losset for the present year probably will ex. ceed last year's total of $8,000,000 which included the $2,500,000 Ore al Cedar Rapids. That he will strive toward th« greatest degree of economy compat ible with the highest possible effi clency in the administration of state affairs, was the announcement made by Governcr-Elect Kendall. The gov ernqr was in Des Moines to confei with Adjutant-General Lasher or plans for his inaugural to he held ear ly in January. "There will be nc freak Innovations at my Inaugural,' said the governor-elect. "The fact if I Intend to be guided throughout mj administration by a determination tc obtain efficiency and bring about th greatest possible economy. "I will exert every bit of my influence witb the general assembly toward these ends." The governor said that be had made no definite decision in regard to appointments, but might have an announcement" to make along these lines when he returned to Da 'Moines. George Arthur Stoltz disappear ed from his home in Waterloo re cently. Since that time the polio have been searching for him Af considerable searching he ha- b. located in the Nebraska indimr school. Corn on the J. W Rolanl fa n./ near Knoxville Is of exce'l°nt yield and some Of It mea ures 14 f-3-st ngh Ears on the stalks are ten feel from the ground and could not be reach ed without- the use of a it-Vo-Hor The oom Hiill yluUi. 60 buslio.s U- :h.'