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1 Semi-Weekly Courier By A. W. LEE. Knterefl at Ottntnw,i as Sccoml Class Matter, Founded 8th Autftist, 1848. Published scml-wcekly oil Tuesday* and Thursdays. Office: 112 South Market .Street. Telephone (editorial or business office) No. 44. Addicts the Courier Priming Co., Otiumwa, la SUBSCRIPTION HATES. Dally Courier, 1 year, by mail....$5.00 Daily Courier, 1 year, by carrier.. 0.00 Semi-Weekly Courier, 1 year 1.50 CIRCULATION. The Ottumwa Courier guarantees more than double the circulation of all other Ottumwa papers combined. Colonel Watterson says "iJncle Tom's Cabin" is a true picture of slavery days in the south, and if any body knows, it's the. colonel. P. Hop kinson Smith may as well subside. Has anybody heard anybody else deny-that conditions in Ottumwa are bad, very bad?. Everybody, however, has heard a few say that they are no worse than they have been for years. It is a tacit confession of guilt and guilt should be punished. A humane society is an institution "ijeeded in every city, town and vil lage, po matter how refined or eultl vated the inhabitants may be, because there are brutes in every community. This is not intended as a sage obs6rva tion, but is a plain fact plainly stated. Who has not seen, at some time in his life, a careless man leave a shivering, talf starved horse tied to a telephone pole for hours at a time and wondered where this thoughtless if not cruel toaster was? A man that does- not care for a horse enough to give him proper attention should be gently shown the error of his way and stern er methods employed if necessary. Happily men of this character are comparatively few, yet there are some in Ottumwa who, if they knew that a watchful eye were being kept on them would be more considerate. It haB been Bald that the men con victed of the murder of Jennie Boss cheiter, in Paterson, New Jersey, had no thought of killing the girl when they gave her the "knockout drops," Which ar£ said to have caused her jlea$h. This Is undoubtedly true, but —"the striking fact'of the whole matter 'is that when men deliberately throw aside nioral restraints no one can tell what fearful consequences may en sue. Theee three men, whose lives have been ruined as the result of one night's debauch, thought to have a. lark by enticing a young girl intc a saloon and getting her to drink yith: them. The liquor which they drank aroused hellish propensities whloh cauRetl them to neither care, nor in all probability to really know just what they did do in ordor to accomplish their end. The result was a most at trocious crime, ending in the death of iu«lur victim. It is no excuse to say, that they did not intend to kill the girl. Under the circumstances fate was kind to the vic tim by closing the incident, so far »s she was concerned, with her death. (Three men go to prison for thirty (Tears each, and one other for fifteen years. The father of one of these young men is dying of a. broken heart. Unspeakable sorrow and diBgrace has been brought to other innocent suffer ers. A dreadful accounting this, for a fearful crime. And all because of the deliberate casting aside of moral re straints for the sake of having a good time. How often it happens that ai Compartively small degree of evil in tent acts the same as a snow ball roll ing down a hillside. How often it gets p,way from its originators and as it rolls it grows. Thirty years of enforc ed isolation makes the punishment in Jhis case fit the resulting crime. Young women will be safer in New Jersey Qnd- elsewhere than they have been. (The moral is plain. I 'J'" WHY NOT? To the question asked in yesterday's Courier as to whether or not boards of supervisors shall be empowered to place children of indigent people in better homes or in state institutions, |t might be said with perfect truthful ness that a large number of such Children would be better off were this the case. The dispatches say that laboring people have taken umbrage at the proposition. This would indicate that laboring men have, by implication, §ald that in their ranks there are a large number of indigents. This cer tainly is not the case. Laboring men In temporary financial difficulties have fepplied to the county authorities for ^BBlstance, but the man who will work when he can obtain employment, is not to be classed as a pauper. We )3o not believe that the state conven tion of supervisors had this class of people in mind at all when it dis cussed the advisability of the measure KB stated at the beginning of this ar ticle. The supervisors undoubtedly meant that class of people who are perpetually "on the county" and who ,-fflo not work for a living. This class tft people jvith children cannot care IV -Major John F. 1 ,acey, of Iowa, is the happiest man in the house, not even barring Bailey of Texas, Car niack of Tennessee and Gamble of South Dakota, who at high noon March 4 will don senatorial toga3. The cause of his happiness is one of the finest watches in America, which bears'this inscription: .''Presented by the League of Amer ican Sportsmen to the Hon. John F., Lacey, the friend of the birds, in rec ognition of his great work in securing the passage of the Lacey game bill." This present, coming as it did from every state and territory in the Union was especially gratifying to Major Lacey after his long efforts in securing the passage of this useful law. The watch is a rcost elegant one, the finest that money could buy in this country. It is greatly to be prized for its intrinsic value, but Maj or Lacey said to me that he appreciat ed even more highly the general in terest- manifested in the bill by so many of its friends.He said he was re minded of the instance of the gentle man who, having received a jar of brandied peaches, sent his thanks to the donor with the statement that he "enjoyed the peaches very much in deed and still more the spirit in which they were sent." In responding to the letter of Presi dent Shields presenting the watch, Mr. Lacey. among other things, call ed attention to a French maxim of which it would be well to constantly remind the ladies, "A dead bird in the bonnet brings crow's feet around the eyes." If the superstitious among the for them as they should be cared for. In a majority of cases it is safe to say, reasoning from the standpoint that many times poverty and crime go hard in hanc1.. the moral atmosphere is bad, and where morality is at a low ebb the lack of advantages in the matter of education is glaring| The Courier does not think that the measure applies to laboring people as a class. Its application to the class intended to reach may, at times, not be all that it should be, but in the ma jority of cases, always keeping in mind the end to be gained and the peo ple it affects, it is a beneficent thing and would not only save expense to counties but would be of immeasurable benefit'to the children. FOOD FOR REFLECTION. There is food, for much reflection in Secretary Hay's summing up of what has been achieved by the United States in the. direction of opening up and ^extending our market3 abroad. Miie^ecretary says that our machinery istj much better than that of for eign manufacture, hence lessening the ocost of production, and the meth ods of American manufacturers more nearly approach perfection than those of the foreigner that they are at last beginning to adopt both, thus fighting us with: our own weapons. If the foreigner adopts American lnethods and machinery, he may- in time reach the place on which the American now stands, but the everlast ing push of the latter' will have left him behind when he reaches what he now considers his goal. Still it is a war that 1B not to be despised. Farsee ing men observe conditions that pre sage trouble- for us In markets of the world, but American manufacturers are forewarned and forewarned is fore armed. The American always has emerged from tight places with colors flying and there is no reason, with his well known characteristics, why he should hot now plan to meet new con ditions successfully. j»ss«©©e©©©se©©e©©«s©©©ee TALES OF THE STREETS. 5®©©e®e©©sec®©e®©®®s®«©e There was excitement in Mantua township, Monroe county, state of Iowa, a few days ago. It may or it may not be remembered that one John Z. Evans,1 who, as a hustler, a thoro gentleman and an all 'round good fel low in every particular has no equal has a private railroad line running from Avery to the Smoky Hollow coal mines, located in the township and county aforesaid. Many thousands of bushels of coal are taken from the Hollow mines every day and hauled away over the Evans "streak o' rust." It becomes necessary every now and then, which means, one, two or three times a day, for Mr. Evans to make the rounds of the mines, and the most convenient way to do that is to follow the railroad and switch tracks branch ing therefrom. Not long ago John conceived the Idea that it would be a convenience to him if he had a means of conveyance, and so he bought a railroad tricycle, and had it fitted with a gasoline engine, of modern style and with a speed capacity equal to that of some of the main line lo comotives. It was real fun for John to make the tour of the mines in his little "Whistling Jack" as some of the miners were disposed to call it, and with it he was likely to bob up any where between the Hollow and the pretty little village of Avery at al most any time of day or night. A few evenings ago Mr. Evans hav ing finished his work for the day, started to go from Hynes to Avery nd when he got good and ready he went to the track where "Jack" was standing and prepared to fire up, which means that he started the elec tric Bpkrker and turned on the gaso line. But something was wrong and •not a wheel would turn. He"monk eyed and monkeyed"but the thing was obstinate and finally John hitched up his horse in the good old way and started to drive from Hynes to Avery where he had business to attend to. He called to the road's chief engin eer and asked him to see what was the matter with the engine, and the enipltfyb went at it. He worked for an hour or more it is said, but he had CLOAKROOM STORIES. Copyright 1900 by Champ Clark. '1 v-Ti ladies understood this maxim, r.o doubt many of them would heed it. President Jordan of Leland Stan ford university recently wrote Mr. La cey that the song birds of Japan had been practically exterminated by the foreign demand for birds for millin ery. There was no bird law in Japan, so that people placed birdlime in the trees and practically annihilated the birds. The slaughter of birds in for eign countries is something appall ing. In a single sale in London in 1898 more than 600.000 birdskins were disposed of. In the United States we have already exterminated the wild pigeon, and only a few hundred buf faloes remain of the untold millions tnat once roamed our western plains. The passage of the Lacey bill shows what persistency will do. He secured the passage of his bill thru the house in the last congress, and Senator Hoar fathered it in the senate, but it failed in conference. In the first session of the Fifty-sixth congress Mr. Lacey again introduced his bill, in many respects modified and improved. It encountered consider able opposition and some of it frpm unexpected sources. Mr. Cannon, of Illinois prevented the passage of the bill on one occasion by raising the point of no quorum, ana on a count of the house it appeared that a quo rum was not present, and the bill fail ed. The bill had been called up on sus pension day. and it was attempted to pass the bill under suspension of the rules. Cannon represented a great agricultural and fruit growing district. The next day after he had prevented no knowledge of gasoline engines and he was obliged to give up in disgust Finally some boys got to tinkering with the engine, and with a monkey wrench they loosened a number of taps and made some material changes in the adjustment of the sparking ap paratus, etc. One of the lads struck a match after a while and with, a "choo—t—choo—t!" the mechanism ond public mention of the same, why "job-lot" at $250 these children to another city, while in our own coun ty there are incorporated and in op eration both the American Home Finding association, caring for chil dren, widows, mother and child and finding homes for youths who are not in a position to secure for themselves places and the Open Door Mission, a city society, much needed and poor ly supported? Why send the $250 to a city with two homes for children only but who are both much better supported than our own? Is not the plan unusual and is it upon approved business method to draw the money from your own county and send to another when the home societies, one a city affair, the other a state wide society, must go on receiving children offered them but1 without any of the tax money paid for this direct purpose? One of the societies that brings to. the city much more aid than it re-' ceives from the same, has received more children since the contract was made and published ten days ago than tne contracting society has taken from this city and that, of course, without any county aid. Personally, I need not complain. I am as busy as I can be in managing the agencies under my supervision in the child-savng and hime-finding work. I only, as super intendent of the association, with its state headquarters in this city, ask fair play. I have heard that the city of Council Bluffs contributes $3,000 annually to Mr. Lemon's home because oi its being located in that city. It would seem wise in us to exercise lo cal aid to ourselves when we could get as good service for the same, or less money. If each of the other counties will do as well for the Des. Moines home it will send to their coffers $24,750 this year, which will be $4,000 more than ever before was paid into their treas ury, counting that one-half in other years was paid by the churches and private subscriptions. U. B. Smith, yyere Supt. A. H. F. A. IOWA DOMESTIC ANIMALS. The State's Census 8hows the State to Rank Well Up in Numbers. The latest bulletin of the twelfth census of the United States shows that Iowahas 96,225 reporting domestic ani mals, which number is 46,664 less than the neighboring state of Illinois re ports, and 72,270 less than the state of Pennsylvania, which leads the en tire list. Nevada is the lowest on the list, reporting 1,064, closely followed by Arizona, which shows 1,943. Iowa's meat cattle are listed at 76,327. She reports 55,645 dairy cows, which num ber is only exceeded by Illinois, which reports 56,439, Texas with 63,600, and Pennsylvania with 77,954. Iowa's horses are listed at 153,304, mules 6,203, asses 503, sheep 2,291, swine 122,788, and goats 783. Iowa's num ber of swine is only exceeded by the report of Illinois and Pennsylvania, the former showing 155,050 and the latter 150,329. Pottawattamie and Woodbury counties lead the entire state of Iowa in the numbers of do mestic animals, the former having 2,355 and the latter, 2,623. Page county witn 343 is the lowest on the list. Polk leads in the number of dairy cows, reporting 1,504. Wood bury comes next with 1,473, followed by Pottawattamie with 1,302 and Linn with 1,165. Polk county heads the list with 6,749 horses, while close seconds are Woodbury county -with 4,438, Linn county with 3,763, Pottawattamie with 3,3 2 and Clinton with 2,257. Wood bury and Sioux counties take the lead in the number of swine, reporting re spectively 3,072 and 3,939. Other counties reporting variously over two thousand each include Benton, Dallas., Fremonjt, Harrison, Jasper, Keokuk, O'Brien, Polk and Tama. CPEOPLE'S PULPIT, A Few Questions. Ed. Courier: Having read the in terview of the 27th inst between your reporter and one of Wapello county's supervisors concerning the care t)f neglected children I wish to inquire, since there seems to, be special,care to bring "out the "fact of having .con tracted the children of Wapello coun mr -s THE OTTDMWA COURIBRt THTTKSPAY, JANUARY 31, 1900. consideration of the bill Mr. Lacey prepared an object lesson which ac complished good results. Cannon is a great lover of fine apples, as is also Lacey. Mr. Lacey brought into the house three or four beautiful red ap ples and handed one to Uncle Joe Can non. Cannon broke it open and found that it was, perforated with worm holes, and in them were the webB of the insect that had done the injury. Cannon threw the apple away, and Lacey gave him another, which on be ing opened, was found to be in the same condition. Thereupon Lacey called attention to the fact that when he and Joe were boys these blemishes never found in apples. "Why is this?" said Uncle Joe. Lacey replied, "It is because the birds have been killed—the birds that ate the insect that laid the egg that formed the worm that destroyed the apple. The birds have been killed, and now the Insects have full swing. Here you are, rep resenting a great agricultural and fruit growing district, and you prevent the passage of this bill, which is di rectly in the interest of your consti tuents." "I will look up your bill," said Can non, and he did, and when the bill came up again in the house Cannon was not in opposition, and the bill was passed. First and last much has been said, both pro and con, as to the propriety of a public man accepting presents for work done in the line of duty. W. W. Corcoran, the philanthropist, was so greatly pleased with Webster's 7th of March speech that, upon read ty to the Des Moines home in the sec started up and the wheels commenced to turn. The machinc started to move forward and the lads not knowing how to stop it, lifted the side on which the driving -wheel is located, and in that, way allowed the engine to run without going anywhere. But as there was nothing for the power to pull the engine virtually "ran away with itself," as the machinists say, The. noise attracted the locomotive engineer who was not far away, and he went to the aid of the boys in their effort to stop the rapidly moving en gine. But he could not do it, and so he set the spinning wheel down on the rail and away the tricycle started towards Avery. The engineer "just to hold the durned thing down" jumped aboard and three seconds later, or as soon as the driving wheel could get hold of the rail, he was speeding down the line at rate of 40 miles an hour. He saw he was in for it, and decided the best thing to do was to jump,and jump he did. He says that by the time he was able to pick himself up, the tri cycle Was out of sight down the track and going Vlike Bill a beatin' tan bark." Bruised and broken up the engin eer went back to the locomotive, had a switch throym pnd he and his fire man started to follow the runaway. Arriving at Avery, where the Evans line joins the main line of the Bur lington, he asked the agent if he "had seen anything go by.". The agent had, and he described the, thing as a sort of -meteor, which went ,past with a swish, jumped the switches into the main line, and went on its way rejoic ing—at about 50 miles an hour. The engineer would not take his lo motive onto the main line, and there fore he and his fireman started on foot to follow the Evans tricycle. They were fearful lest one of the main line trains should be wrecked by it and there was excitement in the chase. •Finally, three miles down the line, they found the three-wheeled chariot lying as the trainmen say—dead. The "juice!* had all run out and the bear ing had become heated to such an ex tent that it was impossible to move a wheel. The men loosened up the thing a little and managed to get it back to Avery where it has been lying ever since. John now drives to and from his work and the residents of Avery look at the tricycle in wonder. They have all heard of the story of its won derful flight, and they are anxious to know when John will start it up again. •, FRIGHTFUL JUMP. Woman Let Go at the Sixth Story During 'Hotel Fire. New York, Jan. 30.—During a fire in the hotel Jefferson on East Fifteenth street early today, Elnora Downing, a nurse, and Elizabeth Reynolds, a wait ress lost their lives. Many guests and employes received injuries, none however, fatal. There were many narrow escapes, most of the occupants getting out of the burning building by the fire escapes or by means of a board leading from the roof of the ho tel to an adjoining building. MIBS Downing was killed by jumping from the sixth story window. MISB Rey nolds was suffocated in her room. The loss is- $50,000. Among the Injured were: John P. Walsh, contractor John Kallager, porter J. Ensign, of Fuller W. H. Voltz, of New Haven, and Col. William L. Gildersleeve, an attache of the supreme court of New Mexico. Celebrated Sixty-Third Birthday. Monday evening, January 28, the neighbors of Arche Kirkendall made quite a surprise for him at his son's home seven and one-half miles south west of Ottumwa, it being his sixty third birthday. The evening was spent in games and music and also in the enjoyment of a bounteous supply of oysters and cake. Among tnose pres ent were the Messrs and Mesdames Fred Campbell, J. Q, Heckart, J. C. Parcell, Walle O' Neal, A. C. Abraham and famines. Messrs William Camp bell, Ans Brown, S, Q. and Homer Heckart, Lawrence Orman, L. F. An derson, Charlie and Earl Campbell Misses Clara Anderson, Lela Heckart, Eva Campbell and Mrs. Mary Renfrew. Falls Heir to $20,000. Keota, Jan. 30.—J". E. Eaton, a drug gist of this place, has fallen heir to $20,000 by the death of his brother-in law in Terre Haute, Ind. Mr. Eaton is now in Indiana looking after the es tate. The deceased man was worth $40,000 and left it to his two heirs, one of whom was Mr. Eaton. Bead the Courier for Neva. REMINISCENCES OF if *f*T CONGRESSMAN •ff *f if *f JOHN F. LACEY ing it next morning, he wrote the sen ator a letter inclosing notes of the godlike Daniel to the amount of $7,000 then reflecting upon the fact that Daniel's notes were not very valuable assets either to maker or holder, he inclosed with them a check for $1,000. making $8,000 which Webster receiv ed for that one speech—at least so says Senator Henry Cabot Lodge. When the enthusiastic constituents of Henry Brougham "wanted to pre sent hifn with a testimonial, he would accept nothing of great Intrinsic val ue, but did accept a handsome and artistically wrought inkstand. "Silver Dick" Bland's Colorado friends tried to present him with a valuable and magnificent silver ser vice by reason of his long fight for the white metal, which he declined with thanks, but he gladly and proudly ac cepted at the hands of the Missouri delegation on the occasion of his silver wedding a far less valuable tes timonial of their affections. The propriety of accepting gifts is a matter which every public man must decide for himself until constituents decide it for him. In Major Lacey's case there is no room .whatever for criticism. Thou sands of people widely scattered con tributed their mite to do him honor. If he had ever read Whittier, in ac cepting his watch he could with great propriety have said: With honest pride the gift I take And prize it for the giver's sake. Copyright 1900, Champ Clark. Print ed by permission. IOWA AT WASHINGTON. Matters Concerning lowans at the Na tional Capital. Washington, Jan. 30.—Postmasters appointed in Iowa: Botna, Shelby county, Noah E. Palmer, vice A. P. Roarbough, resigned Gruver, Emmet county, C. HIgginbotham, vice N. Claf lin, resigned Lilly, Pocahontas coun ty, Mary A. Regan, vice J. D. Regan, uead. Minnie J. Platter has been appoint ed a substitute clerk in the postofflce at Red Oak, and Otto Armstrong at Ottumwa. Iowa Patents. -!-jl Bert Butler, Kensett, hand cart W. L. Davis, Des Moines, holder and guage for grinding scissors W. H. Gentner, Farmington, spool delivery cabinet Chas. O. Harker, Sioux City, corn husker L.D.Medearis, Marshall town, display rack* Marinus Neilson, Cedar Rapids, tug F. M. Rube, Mar shalltown, wagon tongue support Ira Shafer, Grant, rotary steam generat or. Iowa Pensions. Original—James O. Stewart, Cedar Rapids, $6. Additional—Robert Pow ell, Traer, $10 Enoch C. Graham, In dianola, $o. Renewal—Nathanlal Schroyer, Larchwood, $8. Increase —Nicholas Keeler, State Center, $12 George E. Bartley, Iowa Soldier's Home, Marshalltown, $12 Richard Adams Carvethe, Council Bluffs, $8 Henry C. Ackley, Gilman, $10. Orig inal widows, etc.—Charity L. Eisen ninger, Oskaloosa, $8 Margaret Wal ker, Grank View, $8. War with Spain, original—Charles W. Goodrich, Keokuk, $6 Mary C. Wegner, (moth er), Des Moines, $12. S S THINKS HE HAS PAT CROWE. Rushville, Indiana, Sheriff Has a Sus pect Under Arrest. Rushville, Ind., Jan. 30.—Sheriff Davis of Decatur arrested a stranger on the street yesterday, and believes he has the much-wanted Nebraska kidnaper in custody. The sheriff re ceived a circuular describing Pat Crowe, and when he saw the stranger he was so struck by the resemblance that he was placed under arrest. An examination of the suspect at the jail developed the fact that he had all the peculiar marks mentioned in the cir cular describing Crowe, even to the missing eyetooth. GOEBEL CASE IN INDIANA. Democrats Try to Pa68 Resolution Urging Return of Refugees. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 30.—In the legislature here yesterday the demo crats in the senate introduced a reso lution urging Governor Durbin to re turn the Kentucky refugees. Lieuten ant Governor Gilbert ruled it out of order and Senator Stilwell appealed, but the senate sustained its presid ing officer by a vote of 28 to 9. CRESTON TO HAVE LIGHT. Town in Darkness—Fix Matters So That Streets May be Lighted. Creston, Jan. 30.—Creston is to be no longer in darkness. This gratifying fact was established at the adjourned meeting of the city council held at the court house last night, when a con tract drawn up by the city attorney and mayor embodying the proposition which was accepted at the meeting held the previous evening, was signed by the mayor and the city clerk for the city of Creston, and by President Jones of the Creston Gas and Electric company, after its acceptance and ratification by the council. COMPETE WITH THE COMMONER. Woman 8tarts Newspaper In Competi tion With Bryan's Periodical. New York, Jan. 30.—Grace White, a young woman spellbinder, who made speeches last fall for McKinley and Roosevelt, is to start a newspaper to be called the Reasoner. Its expressed purpose is to some in competition with Bryan's the Commoner. The first number will appear in a' few days. Supposed Woman Was a Man. New York, Jan. 30.—"Murray Hall came to his death by natural causeB. He was a lady." This was the remark able verdict returned by Coroner Zuc ca's jury in the inquest into the death of Murray Hall, a woman who for 35 years passed as a man, and was prom inent in politics as a member of the general committee of Tammany hall. Amelia Hall, an adopted daughter of the deceased, testified that she had lived with Mr. and Mrs. Hall since 1885 and during that time had never suspected that her adopted "father" was a woman. awl* ii&gfii FARMERS' Thousands of people are daily disease by alleviating the consequences. uPatent Home Grown Nursery Stock For Home People. The stocK that we have to offer for spring trade is young and healthy all of it is grown since the disastrous winter of 1897-8—by the best known arts of the nurseryman coupled with constant and careful cultivation we have secured a magnificent and healthy growth-Our stock is therefore of good size and splendid form. We have a complete assortment of Apple, Pear, Cherry, Plumb, Peach, Apricot, Grape, Gooseberry, Currant, Rasp berry, Blackberry, Strawberry, etc. Also all shade and ornamental trees as well as every variety of Rose shrub or vine—known to floriculture. We wish to have it known that we have everything needed by the planter at prices lower than they can be had from outside places, These facts should procure us the home trade and patronage—and assistance in building up a valuable home industry. We are located to stay at Ottumwa, Iowa, and want your trade. We shall do our very best to please yon &nd serve you well. Sale and packing grounds on Sheridan avenue near Church street, South Side. Office at 114 North Ward street, '•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••A* ORDER REPAIRS EARLY. Within a short time shipments of spring implements consigned to Within a short time shipments of spring implements consigned the. dealers will begin at the factories. In many of these shipments there will be bundles or boxes of repairs whhSh have been ordered by provident dealers, who make it a point to ascertain their own needs and those of many custoniers in the way of extras. By ordering early and having these parts shipped with machines the cost of transporta tion is greatly reduced. I atn prepared.sto supply repairs for all goods not handled by my competitors 'and some that are. Let me know your need6. 1 JOHN R. SHEPHERD, ?5f S. P. Hartmati & C. H. Hartman, Nurserymen. OSTEOPATHY• Is now in reach of everybody who wishes to give it a trial. It has cured its thousands after medicine has failed. Terms of treatment free by the student. Paying varies from two to six dollars per week. Call and see us at the corner of Court and Second streets. Dr. D. H. KINCAID, Oxiutnwa, Iowa. Preside at ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD HOMESEEKER'S EXCURSIONS Twice Bach Month During Febru ary, Mareli, April, May and/ Jane, 1901. SOUTH. The Illinois Central will run Hotneseeker's Excur sions to certain points in the South on the lines of the Illinois Central and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroads from all their stations west of and including Tara, and from points on the Albert Lea, Cedar Rapids, Onawa, and SIOJX Falls branches, on (be first and third Monday of each mouth until and including June. 1901, SHEPHERD'S RANCHE, Sy&t Corner Main and Washington Sts. Ottumwa, Iowa. QftNC Wewill pay you a salary of from $30.00 to$40.00 a month OVIIO. fof tUre() us daring- the winter season when you cari't make anything on the farm. It will also pay farmers to Uii* their chores done and go in with us on a ble salary. You need no previous experience—we teach you the business at our .expense. Invest one cent tn a postal card and write ug lor full particulars. This'is an honest business proposi tion. We need a man in your community at oncei If you po in with ug for a year, we can pay you from $700.00 to $900.00. Write Immediately and mention this paper. and from all points east of ana including Fort Dodge on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The new "Southern Homeseelcer's Guide" de scribes in detail the agricultural advantages, the soil and products of all points South of the Ohio River on the lin3S of the above mentioned oads. For a copy address the undersigned. For information concerning Railroad Lands in the fertile Yazoo Valley of Mississippi, ad dress E. P. Skene, Land Commissioner, I. C. R. R., at Chicago. «•/r? O TP Homeseeker's excursion tickets TV I will also be sold from stations A in Iowa east of and includlug Cedar Falls and from points on the Albert Lea and CedarRaolds branches, the first and third Tuesday of each month, to points on the Illi nois Central Railroad to which the one rate is $7.00 or over in Sonth Dakota, Minnesota and in Iowa to all points west of Ackley Inclusive, except points west of LeMars. Homeseeker's Excursions to Points on Other Lines of Railroad. The Illinois Central will also sell on the first and third Tuesdays in February, March, April, May and June, 1901, Homeseeker's Excursion Tickets to points on foreign lines of railroad in many Western, Southwestern and Southern States. For rates, routes, etc., inquire of your nearest Illinois Central ticket aftent. All Homeseeker's Excursion Tickets are sold at a rate of ONE FARE PLUS $2.00 for the round trip. Tickets limited to 21 days for retarn aiid good for stop*over priv lieges at certain points wlthiu a going limit of 15 days. thinning- In January, to represent J. J. NICHOLS & CO., Napervllle, 111. Dyspepsia—the Cause ,,docto^i&g,,, attempting to cure Sirik't at th* root! Stomach, Heartburn, Bloating, Nausea, I.ose oi" Appetite, Foul' Breath, Dizziness, Sleeplessness, SIcXc Hcadacbe, Heart Palpitation, Loss of Energy, Melancholia, Nervous Exhaustion, General Debility, Constipation, Lher Ailments, Impure and Thin Blood, Menstrual Mes, Bronchial and Lung Diseases, all have their origin in a DISEASED STOMACH, Cure the Diseased Stomach, you cure the evil results, TABER'S PEPSIN COMPOUND Cum* Not a secret Medicine "--the label tells you what is in it. Ask your druggist, or write for a free Bam pie to ®R. TABER MFG. CO., PEORIA, 111. TABER'S PEPSIN COMPOUND Sour the LEGAL, Incorporation Notice. Notice is hereby given that a corporation 1® this day formed to be known as X^aCrbsse Lum ber Co., with its princical office and place of busiitess at Ottumwa, Iowa, trhose object is to engage in the wholesale and retail lumber bus iness to begin business upon this date and to. endure for twenty (20) years, with a capital stock of ten thousand dollars, to be fully paid up when issued and to be. non-assess able, and the limit of whosp 1 ndebt ednesB is six thousand five hundred dollars and the affairs of which are to be con ducted by a president, a vice president and treasurer, a secretary and manager, and a board of directors of three (3) members, all to be elect ed at the regular meettngfrof said corporation to be held on the first Tuesday after (he first Monday in January of each and every year. The private property of the stockholders and members of said corporation shall be exempt from corporate debts and liabilities. Dated this 23d day of January, A. D, 1901. CLAUDIUS W. THORNTON, .'-f CHAS. G. BOTTOM, Dated Jan. 22nd, 1901. afers J?F. MERKY, ... Asst. Gen. Pa 68. Agent, DUBUQUE, IOWA, Money to Loan ON CHATTELS. J. A. STRADER, S31 Church Street. The Courier for News 1- Cure i't FRANK W. BUFFU^,-, Incorporators. ADMINISTRATORS NOTICE.-Notice is f* hereby given to all persons interested, that 6ftthe22nd day of Jan., A. D. 1901, the under signed was appointed by the clerk of the district court of Wapello county. Iowa, administrator of the estate of C. Powell, deceased, late of said county. AU persons indebted to said estate will make payment to the undersigned, and those having claims against the same, will present them, legally authenti cated to said court for allowance. jAMESF.Pofe8t.Iv H: Administrator. Notice—Proof of Will. State of Iowa, Wapello County, ss. In the District Court. To all Whom it May Coucero: Notice is hereby given, that an instru ment in writing, purporting to be the last will and testament of Elizabeth Bale, de ceased, was this dar produced, opened and read by the undersigned, and that I have fixed Monday, the 11th day of February, 1H01, as the day for hearing proof in rela tion thereto. Witness my official signature with the rSeal.l seal of said court hereto affixed, this 16th day of January, 1901. 7-1 H. W. MICHAELS, ., Clerk District Court. Notice—Proof of Will. State of Iowa, Wapello County, M. In the District Court. To all Whom it May Concern: Notice Is hereby given that an Instru ment in writing, purporting to be the last will and testament of James Palmer, de ceased, wag this day produced, opened and read by the undersigned, and that I have fixed Monday, the 11th day of February, 1901, as the day for bearing proof in rela tion thereto. Witness iriy official signature with the [Seal.] seal of said court hereto affixed, this 14th day of January, 1901. H. W. MICHABL. Clerk of District Court. By H. J. WING, Deputy. .-' Incorporation Notice. To nfhoin it may concern: Notice Is herer by given Hint articles of incorporation have been'duly executed and duly recorded in Wapello county, Iowa, and in the of fice of the secretary of state for Iowa, containing among other provisions, the following:: The name of the corporation Is "Union. Supply Company,'' and its principal place of business la fixed at the city of Ot tumwa, Wapello Couuty, Iowa, but It may establish-".and-cfirry-on business at any place within the United StateB. The gener al nature of the business to tie transacted is, to establish stores, buy and sell gen eral merchandise, meats, lumber, powder, and generul supplies, particularly those commonly bought, sold and consumed at and about oonl Mines.' It also has power to acquire, hold, ••ell, or mortgage the nec essary and convenient grounds and build ings for conducting its business. Also, has power to. handle and deal in stocks, bonds, or other obligations of kindred companies, and /to make all necessary or convenient contracts, including notes, bonds, mort gages, orders, drafts, script and other writ ings, for carrying on its business. The amount of authorized capital stock Is $25, 000, to be divided into shares of $100 each, certificates for which can be Issued only aftej' payment in full by the subscriber, either in cash,- or Its equivalent. In person al or real property, as agreed upon, be tween the subscriber, and the corporation. The corporation Is to commence from the date of the execution of its articles, to wit:. December. 1, 1900, and to exist for twenty years thereafter, unless, sooner dis solved, as provided In the Articles'. The business and affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by a president, vice presi dent, secretary and treasurer, and oy a board of five directors. These officers and directors to bold until the annual meeting In 1901, which Is fixed on the first Wed nesday in September of each year, arc named In the articles. At each annual meeting of the stockholders, the director! are to be chosenj and they shall hold of fice for one year, or until their successors are elected and qualify. The officers arc to be elected by the board of directors each year at the-annual meeting of the board, to lie held In September of each year just after the adjournment of' the stockholders' meeting, and shall hold office for one yepr, or until their successors are elected and ualify. On failure to elect either the of or the directors, at either of the an nual meetings, they imiy be elected, at a subsequent or adjourned meeting of the stockholders, or the directors, as the case may. be. The highest amount of indebted ness to which the corporation can at any time subject Itself shall not exceed $16,666, or two-tlili/ls of the authorized capital stock and the private property of the stockholders, or members of the corpora tion Is exempt from corporate debts, or any liability therefor. OLfcNN w. vtfP 'V TBAEB, President. Attest:DON Al. SUTOR, Secretary. Your Printing. Order it of the Courier.