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0. Rooms and Compelled to a Go Home MANY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED Those Out of Rooms at Time Refused Admission to Other Boarding Houses •—University Authorities Worried '^fOver the Outcome Precautipns Taken. Special to Times-Republican. Iowa City. March 4.—Diphtheria has •broken out in the university, anil as a result, one of t/he fraternity houses of the city is under quarantine, and many of the students have been exposed to the disease. R. W. Pote, a member of the dental fraternity, of Pai Omega, was the first student to be attacked by the epidemic, and is seriously ill at the chapter house of the fraternity. This morning a quarantine was declared on the house, and all those in the house are forbidden to leave until the quar antine is raised, while those not in the 'house at the time are forbidden admission, and are in hard straits for a place to lay their heads, as the room ing houses of the town refuse to ac commodate them on account of their previous exposure to the disease. Pote was doing his regular work at the clinic of the dental school up to the time when -he was confined to his room, and all of the senior class in dentistry have been exposed to the disease in greater or less degree. Fears are entertained by the university au thorities as to the outcome of the mat ter, and all possible precautions will P»e taken to .prevent the spread of the epidemic. The local chapter of the fraternity consists of twenty members, seven of w.hom are seniors in the den tal school, and the loss of their time at tihis time may prevent their gradua tion. One of the incidents of t-he quar antine has brought out the Inate nobil ity of one man's character. John L. Richards, a senior member of the den tal school, is Pote'* roommate, tout was out of the house at the time the quar antine was declared, and was therefore free to go wherever he might choose. However, Richards refused to avail ihimself of the privilege, feeling, that his place Is with his roommate in his time of need, and has voluntarily gone into quarantine with Pote. that he may •be able to help take care of him dur ing his Illness. Most of those free from the quarantine have gone to their homes to await developments of their exposure. BOULDER KILLS MINER. Crushed During Few Moments of Fa ther's Absence, In Enterprise Mine. Special to Times-Republican. Des Moines, March 4.—Without an instant's warning, Mike McGraw, Jr., had his life crushed out yesterday in the Enterprise mine. He and his fa ther had been working side by side when the latter stopped work and went out of the room. He was gone but a few seconds but when he re turned he found his son lying on tlie_^ floor, with his head crushed and neck broken by a huge boulder which had fallen from the roof. He immediately summoned aid, but by the time the huge rock had been removed from the body life was extinct The rock had come straight down from the roof. Coroner Newlen was summoned and after investigating the case decided that he would hold an inquest at En terprise Thursday afternoon. McGraw Is a man 25 years of age and is sur vived by his wife and one child. WAGON TONGUE BREAKS RIBS. F. C. Schmidt, Living Near Rock Rap ids, in Critical Condition. Special to Times-Republican. Rock Rapids, March 4.—F. C. Schmidt was severely Injured while out at his farm, yesterday. In passing be fore his team, which was standing near his barn, the team became frightened and forced the tongue of the wagon against his chest, breaking three ribs and causing internal injuries. His con dition Is critical. BLODGETT CASE AT BOJ^NE. Defendant Charged With Forgery, Gives Some Astonishing Testimony. Special to Times-Republican. Boone, March 4.—The case on trial in the district court here, is attracting considerable attention. It is the case of D. T. Blodgett, who was indicted on the charge of forgers' by the Boone county grand jury. Blodgett was on the stand yesterday, and told some as tonishing things about the, case. The trouble which he Is now in got its start in his mix-up with County Su perintendent Thornburg, of Polk coun ty, several years ago. Mr. Blodgett sued Thornburg, both criminally and Kinetic £nergy Kinetk is a good word. It means "powerto make things go." A fat bank account, a rock on the edge of a hill, a barrel of gunpowder, and SCOTT'S EMULSION all contain "kinetic energy," so the professor tells us. Power is stored up in Scott's Emulsion This force let loose in the system of the consumptive gives him the strength to take on new flesh. It is a powerful flesh-producer. All Drmaittei 50c. aatl $1.04. civilly, following the issuing of alleged circulars derogatory to the Hoist pub lishing*, of thin city, and to Blodgett. He was defeated in these actions. Me testified that B. P. Hoist, of this city, was backing him, and would pay till •bills, but did not want his books to show tliiit lie was footing: said bill*. Blodgett testified tliiit llolst then told him to Secure warrants which could be entered on his books, thus conceal ing the transaction. Hlodgctt, it is claimed, forged the signatures of cer tain school men of Mudritl to one of these warrants, which he turned over to Mr. llolst. He told on the stand that Mr. Hoist had accepted this in payment. All of these charges Mr. Hoist denies in the most omphalic terms. The case will iasl for several days yet. and is attracting a great deal of attention. THREE HORSES KILLED Cow Also Dead as Result of Accident Between Reinbeck and Armstrong— Deck of Car Gave Way, Crushing the Animals. Special to Times-Republican. Iowa Falls. MarcMi 4.— Arriving hero on tho Rock Island road while en route from Reinbeck to Armstrong, George Fothergill of Meinbcck, found three ihorscs and a cow had been killed en route. The accident was caused 'by a deck in the car, laden wdlh machinery, giving way and crushing the stock. The loss is estimated at $400. CHILD'S WOUNDS SERIOUS. 'Father of Little Helen Chandler, of Boone, Accidentally Shot Her. Special to Times-Republican. Boone, March 4.—Lii.tle Helen Chan dler, of this city, is cr:ticailly ill at her (home, suffering from the effects of gun shot wounds, accidentally intlicted by her father. Miss Helen was going about the house and her father had a 22 caliber rifle in ills hand. Not know ing that dt was loaded, he started to open it, w.hen the weapon was dis charged. The shot entered the back of the right lower limb of his daughter, and caused an ugly wound. Physi cians were summoned at once and the bullet removed, but she did not get along as well as was expected. Her condition is serious, but it is thought that she will recover. REV. SCULL ACCEPTS CALL. Will Take Up Dutiest at Iowa Falls About April 1. epecial to Times-Republican. Iowa .Falls. March 4.—Rev. C. H. Scull of St. Paul, has accepted the re cent call extended 'hi by the First Baptist church of this city, and will take up 'bis new duties here about the first of April. Rev. Scull is a former Iowa man having at one time heen a pastor of the Baptist church at Den ison, Iowa. I Columbia. J. H. Olney 'lias sol his farm of 86 acres to Harry Stevens, giving posses sion March 1, and the consideration 'be ing $6,000. Mr. Olney will move to the Shields property in Dudley. Corning. Clyde Glongie sold a farm to Charles Lawrence wl-o recently came ihere from Stevens Point, Wis., con sideration $60 per acre. The land is in Lincoln township near Nodaway. Waterloo. J. A. CruiksTia-nk and John M. Hamil ton, who will establish a fence factory in the Waterloo Carriage coilipany •building, are busy naking arrange ments for the installing of the .ma chinery, one car load of which has been received. Iowa City. Passengers in from the country state that the roads are in very bad condition and the ilocal physicians •bear tribute to the same testimony. The slight damp sp of Saturday softened the surface and all of the roads about the city are still in very rough s'hape. Lake Park.' N. H. Meyer, of near Lake Park, suffered the loss of .i registered bull worth close to $200 and a fancy young steer recently in a peculiar manner. The animals were es.ting at a straw stack and had so undermined it that it toppled over upon them and both were smothered before their plight was dis covered. Newton. The largest check issued in this city for many a day was tnat given to Sen ator Maytag by Mayor Cook and A. C. Gates when the city of Newton took over the Newton Water Company's plant. The check was for $43,147.54, and was on Clark's bank. Senator Maytag represented the wa ter company and Mayor Cook and City Clerk A. C. Gates represented the city in the transaction. Goldfield. James McGowan i.s completed ar rangements for the erection of a fine cement block residence on his farm north of town. The building will be 32x52 feet and eighteen feet high. Guy Agard has the contract for the car penter work on the job and Dan Math eson and a man from Paullina will lay the blocks. Work will begin April 1 if the weather is suitable. This will be the first residence of the kind to be erected in this vicinity, and will no doubt be a model of neatness and dur ability. LeMars. William T. McGrew, who has been local manager for the Iowa Tele phone company at this .point for the past twenty-two years, received word yesterday that he liad been promoted to the position of dis.rict .manager for the company, with headquarters at Cedar Rapids. The position ds a new one having recently been created by tho company, and is equivalent to the position of division superintend ent on a railroad. Mr. -McGrew will have charge of a number of offices in eastern Iowa and hi" official posit/ion wi'll be the highest next to the board of directors. Ottumwa. Work on the dike of the bridge over the Des Moines river near Chilli cothe, which is ibeinif engineered by Nt'W Organization I'erlected at Meeting Hold in Eldora Tuesday TO PROMOTE GOOD RACING Mason City, Hampton, Eldora and Marshalltown Represented Uni form Purse and Stake Races to Be Offered Stake Races Agreed Upon —Officers Chosen. Special to Times-Republican. I'Jldora, March 4.—A meeting of much interest to horsemen of central Iowa took place Tuesday afternoon in this city at the Winchester hotel. Rep resentatives of fair associations from Mason City, Hampton, Eldora and Marshalltown were present and effect ed an organization tailed the Central Iowa fair circuit. J. 11. Hemingway of Hampton, was elected president and H. S. Stansberry, of Mason City, secre tary. Mr. Stansberry is also secretary of the Cedar Valley circuit. Secretary Simpson, of the Iowa Stale Fair Asso ciation, was also present. The purpose of the organization is to obtain uniform stake and purse races, and to offer purses that will be at tractive to tht' horsemen of Iowa and surrounding states. It was agreed that each fair asso ciation in the circuit give four stake races, the purse being $500 for each race. The classes decided upon were ^:3o and L':19 trot, and -:30 and _:18 pace. The date of closing the entries of the above races to be .June 16. Each fair association is allowed to reserve the right to call off all races that do not fill satisfactorily. Each association reserves the right to decide the num ber of class races to be given but in no case to offer less that a $300 purse for same. The associations in the circuit are to work together in the matter of ob taining capable starters and In getting suitable attractions. DEATH OF WILLIAM LAMM. Well Known Ackley Farmer Succumbs After Short Illness. Special to Times-Republican. Iowa. Falls, March 4.—William Lamm died at his home six miles west of Ackley 'Saturday afternoon shortly after 5 o'clock, following an illness of but -five days' duration. The immed iate cause of his death was double pneumonia and heart trouble. De ceased was 'highly prominent in social FROM ALL OVER IOWA C. H. Cliidester, has been suspended, owing to the huge ice gorge just above in the river, but it is thought that in a few days the work will toe resumed. The river is about at a stand now, if anything it has fallen a little, and all fear of a flood is van ishing. A channel is reported to have been effected by dynamite thru the center of the huge ice gorge in the Raccoon river near Des Moines, greatly to the relief of the inhabitants of the lowlands in that locality. McCalisburg. Jacob Arnold of this place, went home from Nevada Thursday evening in an excitable condition and pro ceeded to settle some difficulty with Editor iMills of that place. In the proceedings 'he discharged a revolver into a crowd, happily without hitting anyone, and otherwise terrorized the community. He was arrested, however, and the revolver secured. A prelim inary examination was called for Fri day, but was postponed, and in the meantime Arnold has given notice that examination will be waived. He was also charged with breaking the ord inances of the town of McCalisburg •by using firearms inside the corpora tion, and was fined $50 on that account, wliich fine he paid. Castana. That there is money in timber grow ing in Iowa even tho the crop is slow and yields only once in a generation, is shown by the cutting into lumber of a large .four acre grove of trees on the J. S. Ordway "home" farm just west of Castana. The cotton wood timber on this tract was planted thirty-eight years ago. At all times it has been available for hog pasture, and was as good for that purpose as tho there were no timber there. Last fall the trees were cut down and made into logs, which were later sawed into lum ber, producing a total of 176,000 feet. The cost of manufacture was about $Jt per thousand feet the value of the finished lumber was about $23 per thousand, making a profit of about $t4 per thousand, or about $2,400 for the entire cut. The net yield per acre was nearly $600 for the thirty-eight years, or at least $15 per year for the entire period. What this one grove did others can do. The only discour aging feature that the man who plants may not himself reap the harvest. All of the lumber from the trees grown on the Ordway farm will be used on the place. Much of it is being used in the construction of the tine new residence being built for William Ordway, and the balance will be used up in a short time in repairing the buildings about the farm and tenant farms and the construction of new buildings. Ordi narily it requires about 40,000 feet of lumber each year for this purpose. Council Bluffs. Railroad detectives have unearthed a gigantic graft, which has been going on for years at the Union Pacific trans fer, and of which emigrants, stockmen and other shippers have been the vic tims. Such details as have been made public by the officers show that the graft was of clever design and must have been immensely profitable. Four men, whose names have not been made public, were taken into custody by tTie police, but they were not formally ar raigned. They are said to have made confessions implicating others, some of them members of prominent Coun and business attains here, and the news of iliis demise came as a great shock to the community. He leaves to mourn his sad death his wife, who was formerly Miss Catherine Carroll, of this place, and two daughters, GwendoJin, 4 years old, and Hazel, scarcely 2. The body was taken to St. .Mary's Catholic church Tuesday morning, where funeral service* were con ducted by kcv. Father Meagher, thence to the final resting placet, in the Cath olic cemetery. Eagle Grove News. Special to Times-Republican. Eagle Grove. March 4.—Eagle Grove's high school's second debating team defeated the Emini-tshtirg debat I ing team at the high school auditor ium Friday night, receiving the unan imous decision of the judges. The members of the local team clearly showed themselves superior In every line of argument and -had the best of the contest from the very tlrst. Eagle Grove's team was composed of Lewis Wilson, Raymond Thorpe and Milton Jones. While Martin Brenner. Bert Frost and Lee "Shea represented Emmets-burg. The question debated was the same as used by the state as sociation of ihigh schools. Eagle Grove having the negative. Hon. G. -S. Ga.r •tield and Supt. F. A. Welch, of Hum boldt. and Editor F. W. Hunter, of We.bstcr Mt.v. acted as judges. Af torney J. W. •Henneberry was presiding officer. P. J. Price recently completed a deal whereby he came into the posses sion of the flne residence property of John L. Slade, on East Broadway. Mr. Price, upon securing tlie property, turned It over to the Raptlst church, to be u^ed by them as a parsonage. Mr. -Price Is a retired farmer and is rated as being one of the wealthiest •men in Wright county. The Baptist congregation held a large reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. fjeorge L. Webster. Friday night, extending their thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Price for their liberality and donation. Decorah Farmer Hangs Self. Decorah, March 4.—John Plank, a farmer 50 years of age living six miles north of tills place, committed suicide 'Monday night by hanging him self, in the barn. The cause of the deed is attributed to despondency over (financial difficulties. He ileaves a wife and a large .family of children. He was seen in Decorah yesterday buying different articles for his 'family and did not appear- despondent. There was to have been a public auction at his place March 5 to sell all 'his per sonal property, 'he having disposed of his farm some time ago. Iowa at Washington. Washington, March 4.—Rural free delivery is to be established April 1 as follows: Greenfield, Adair county, (additional service)—Rural No. 4 length, L'O mlles families, 70. Rural carrier appointed: Conway—Vern W. Myers, Thomas Anderson, substitute. carrier Merrill—'Lewis N. Hauscr, Edward 'Howes, substitute. carrier cil Bluffs families, railroad employes and outsiders. The plan upon which the men oper ated was simple. One of their num ber would enter a car loaded with eith er household goods, stock or whatso ever. Under pretense of being an in spector, lie would complain that the shipper had fraudulently placed some article or articles in the car not per mitted in his contract or that the car was overloaded. The next move would be to offer to O. K. the contract for a consideration, in some cases the sum being quite large. The visit of the bogus inspector would be timed to make it near leaving time of the train, and owners of the goods would come thru rather than be detained and prob ably mulcted. A stockman has been found who shipped in five cars of cat tle over the Great Western, and while the train was held at the transfer was mulcted out of $15 per car. This Child's Life Was Saved by Chamberlain's Cough Remedy WIL.MA SMITH. In March, 1899, Geo. h. Hall, of Birmingham, Ala., together with his wife, went to visit his married sister, Mrs. William Smith, of Albertville, Ala. When they arrived at the house they found Ills sister's four-weeks-old daughter dan gerously ill with what the family physician pronounced la grippe. The doctor who was treating the child said it could not live over night.' said he was doing all he could do, and there was no chance of saving the baby. He was giving it castor oil one hour and syrup of ipecac the next. I knew that Chamberlain's Cough Remedy contained all the ipecac that the child needed, and from exper ience with it in my own family with my children, I believed that the other in gredients in it were better for the baby if it had la grippe, than oil, so I took the responsibility of giving the baby Chamberlain's Cough Remedy every twen ty minutes for two hours, then every forty to sixty minutes for the remainder of the night. Before morning the improvement was easily perceptible. In three or four days the baby was well. She is now about nine years old, a nne girl, and her parents are everlasting believer* in Chamberlain's Cough Rem edy. Animal Contest, to lie Jleld at Mount Pleasant, Thursday and Friday BIG EVENT IN COLLEGE LIFE Many Distinguished Guests to Be Pres ent Hon. Lafe Young to Speak —Winner of This Contest to Repre sent Iowa in Interstate Contest Several Social Events. Special to Times-Republican. Mt. l'lcasant. March 4.—The annual contest of the state oratorical associa tion is to be held here Thursday and Friday of this week and a big time is anticipated. This is the biggest event in college circles during the year, and over a hundred out of town guests are expected to be present, among whom will be a most distinguished list of judges. The judges on delivery will be Governor A. B. Cummins, State Audi tor Carroll, Supreme Judge Deemcr, and Hon. W. W. Baldwin of Burling ton. and Hon. G. Walter Barr of Keo kuk. The tirst tiling on tho program is the bamiuet at Hershey Hall Thursday evening, at 7 o'clock. The t.oasts at tilts banquet will be given by the orators from the schools that failed to get a place on the contest. Those who will give toasts together with their schools, are, Ray Mattison of Buena Vista Kdith Anderson, of Lenox Margaret Van Niewal of Central George Martin of Cornell Mills B. Alldredge, or Des Moines College Mr. Purdy of I'enrj and O. W. Johnson of Ames. The following morning will be held the regular business meeting of the association, the hour as yet not being definitely fixed. At the regular chapel hour that morning Hon. Lafe Young, editor of the Des Moines Capital, will address the students and delegates present on the "Suez and Panama Canals Compared." Friday afternoon at 2:4." the Iowa Wesdeyan five, will meet the Simpson live in a game of basket ball. This bids fair to be a. hard fought game, despite the fact that Simpson gave the Iowa AVesleyan team a decisive defeat a few weeks ago on their floor. From 3:30 to 5 that afternoon, Senator and Mrs. VV. B. Seeley will give a public re ception at their beautiful home on North Broadway in honor of Governor Cummins. Friday night at 8 o'clock will be the contest. Orations will be given at that time by eight of the leading schools of the state and it is expected to be a very close contest. Those who will take part, together with their schools and the subjects of their orations are: "The Ruling Spirit of the Great Re public." Mr. Carl Krenmeycr of Iowa AVesleyan "Fraternal ism," Denman Wagner of Coe College "The Forensic Conflict," F. W. Brackemeyer of Morn ingside "The Triumph of the Indi vidual." Clias. Purdy of Drake "Count Tolstoi," Avery Craven of Simpson: "The Nation's Martyr," Mr. Thos. Gallagher of Upper Iowa. "The Su preme Mission of the Anglo Saxon," by D. C. Violet of Leander Clark and "America's Opportunity." by RoyI S. Barnes of Tabor. The winner of this contest will represent Iowa, in the in terstate contest which is composed of eleven of the states of the middle west. Seven years ago when the con test was last held here Cavenne of Iowa Wesleyan won first in the state arid second in the interstate. Driven Into Retirement. Goodman Gonrong—"You never was SICK a day in yer life, an' you know it. Wot are ye shammin' now fur?" Tuffold Knutt (in a feeble voice) "I've had 'leven offers o' work this mornln' shovelln* snow!" S W r-dt li I OLD SORES S.SS PI IRFI VEGETABLE Kodak Portrait Attachment MAKE YOUR OWN PORTRAITS By the USE of this little tens you can make some very pleasing por traits. Don't forget to keep up the Kodak baby book during these nice winter days. If the days are dark use flash sheets. They are very easy to use. Call and get our FREE booklet on home portraiture. THE FISHER GOVERNOR CO. 136 West Main Street. Warren Z. Newton, MANAGER MARSHALLTOWN, I A, C. M. COLEMAN, Prop. and Mgr. Rates $2 to $3 Per Day Meals 50 Cents Dr. B. F. Kierulff's W INFIRMARY Treats all diseases-of the Eye. Car, Nose Throat 104 East Main. New 'Phone. 314. W. B. ELLIOTT FIRE TORNADO AND PLATE GLASS INSURAINCB Surety Bonds Notary Publio Insurance Written in Leading Com* p&nles. New 'Phone No. 208., TS 12S East Main 8t. MARSHALLTOWN. IOWA. v_. BY IMPURITIES IN THE BLOOD Every Old Sore is an outside symptom of a weak or polluted condition of the blood—— the external evidence of physical impurity. If they were due to outside influences, or if the cause was confined strictly to the diseased flesh around the ulcer, then local treatment and simple cleanliness would cure them. But the foundation of the tiouble is in the blood, which has from some cause become unhealthy and diseased, and is keeping the sore or ulcer open by continually discharging into it the impurities and poisons with which it is filled. This impure condition of the blood may be the remains of some constitutional trouble the effect of a long spell of sickness, which "has left the circulation weak and germ-infected, or because the natural waste and refuse matter of the body, which should pass off through the proper channels, has been left in the system to ferment and decay and be absorbed into: the blood. Again the cause may be heredi tary, the polluted blood of ancestry being handed down to posterity but it does not matter how the trouble became entrenched in the blood, the fact that the sore will not heal is evidence of its deep, underlying cause, and shows the absolute necessity for the very best constitutional treatment. There is nothing that causes more dis comfort and worry than a festering, discharg ing old sore, as it lingers, slowly eating into the surrounding tissues and flesh, and by its obstinacy and tendency to grow worse, in every way suggesting the possibility of being cancerous in its nature for there is no differ ence at first in the appearance of a cancerous and a common ulcer, and any sore that per sistently refuses to heal may degenerate into Cancer if the blood is not purified of the poisons which produce the trouble. Salves, washes, lotions, etc., cannot effect a cure of an obstinate sore or ulcer. Such' treatment may assist in keeping the place clean and antiseptic, but it does not reach the' blood where the real cause is located, and can therefore have no permanent good effect. 5a, permanently so, for the cause has been entirely removed. If you have a sore or ulcer that is slow in healing do not depend upon local applications: alone remember it may develop cancerous tendencies, and the only way to effect a cure isj to purify your blood with S. S. S. This medicine possesses the finest of tonic properties! that build up and strengthen the entire system and in every way assists in a prompt and certain cure. To sum the matter up—purify your blood and the sore will heal of its own accord. Special book on Sores and Ulcers and any special-medical advice desired will be furnished without charge to all who write. mm SK»a MS Filgrim Hotel 4 FEU AND KEPT OPEN BAD SORE FROM AN OLD WOUND. I want to recommend S. S. S. to any who are in need of a blood purifier, and especially as a remedy for sores and obstinate ulcers. In 1877 I had my leg badly cut on the sharp edge of a barrel, and having on a blue woolen stocking, the place was badly poisoned from the dye. A great sore formed and for years no one knows what I suffered with the place. I tried, it seemed to me, everything I had ever heard of but I got no relief, and I thought I would have to go through life with an angry, dis charging sore on my leg. At last I began the use of S. S. S., and It was but a short time until I saw that the place was improving. I continued it until it re moved all the poiso^, from my blood and made a complete and permanent cure of the sore. 250 Navy Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 4 O I —r. 4-^v 1. A frtM tlfniti S. S. S. goes to the fountain-head of the trouble and drives out the poison-producing germs and morbid matters which are keepiifg the sore or ulcer open. It removes every particle of impurity from the circulation and makes this life-stream pure, fresh and health-sustaining. Then as this rich, purified blood is carried to the place the heal ing begins, all discharge ceases, the inflammation gradually leaves, new tissue and healthy flesh are, formed, and soon the sore or ulcer is cured, and1 THE SWIFT SPECIFIC COMPANY, ATLANTA, OA. For Exchange JNO. ELLIS. bringing about] 640 acres Improved Clay county, Minn., land for stock of merchandiss to amount of $15,000. 120 acres improved Iowa land, wflll take merchandise or town property to amount of 55,000. 80 acres Iowa improved land, want merchandise or town property to amount of $3,500. Good restaurant business and build ing, also clear house and lot, for, mer chandise. Price, $3,000. 160 acres of North Dakota land, im proved, incumbrance only $650, will ex change for small stock of merchandise or town property. We have several stocks of goods to ./'exchange for land, also town property 7 tor land Missouri land and cash for town property or merchandise. We sell all classes of property at auction. If you have a house and lot that you wish to dispose of at auction this spring, see us at once and mako arrangements. r..-i PECKHAM & SMITH Over 14 East Main Street, Marshalltown, Iowa. r- New 'phones, 162—780—526. Do It Now Gregory Coal, Coke & Lime Co. About Your Winter Fuel public sales Wendell P. Maulsby, Auctioneer MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA. Mar. 3.—H. P. Edsall, 2 miles west of Marietta, closing oue sale, horses, mules, choice cows, heif ers, steers calves, hogs, implements, household goods. Mar. 4.—Kfilein X. Williams, 3'/j miles south west of Conrad, CO cattle, 30 hogs, 10 horses, Imple ments. Mar. 7.—Street sale in front of auction storeyr Marshalltown, la. Mar. 10.—Ned L,ackey, 6V2 miles south of Mar shalltown, 80 cattle, 40 two-year-old steers, horses, hogs, implements, closing out sale. Mar. 11.—Lewis Bros., at Braddock feed barn on West State street. Marshalltown, la., 50 pure bred1' Shorthorn cattle, 40 cows and heifers, 10 bulls.