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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
Office: 112 South Market .Street.
Telephone (editorial or business office) No. 44.
Addicts the Courier Priming Co., Otiumwa, la
Dally Courier, 1 year, by mail....$5.00
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Semi-Weekly Courier, 1 year 1.50
The Ottumwa Courier guarantees
more than double the circulation of all
other Ottumwa papers combined.
Colonel Watterson says "iJncle
Tom's Cabin" is a true picture of
slavery days in the south, and if any
body knows, it's the. colonel. P. Hop
kinson Smith may as well subside.
Has anybody heard anybody else
deny-that conditions in Ottumwa are
bad, very bad?. Everybody, however,
has heard a few say that they are no
worse than they have been for years.
It is a tacit confession of guilt and
guilt should be punished.
A humane society is an institution
"ijeeded in every city, town and vil
lage, po matter how refined or eultl
vated the inhabitants may be, because
there are brutes in every community.
This is not intended as a sage obs6rva
tion, but is a plain fact plainly stated.
Who has not seen, at some time in his
life, a careless man leave a shivering,
talf starved horse tied to a telephone
pole for hours at a time and wondered
where this thoughtless if not cruel
toaster was? A man that does- not
care for a horse enough to give him
proper attention should be gently
shown the error of his way and stern
er methods employed if necessary.
Happily men of this character are
comparatively few, yet there are some
in Ottumwa who, if they knew that a
watchful eye were being kept on them
would be more considerate.
It haB been Bald that the men con
victed of the murder of Jennie Boss
cheiter, in Paterson, New Jersey, had
no thought of killing the girl when
they gave her the "knockout drops,"
Which ar£ said to have caused her
jlea$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'"
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
people jvith children cannot care
-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.
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.
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
Copyright 1900 by Champ Clark.
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
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,
Supt. A. H. F. A.
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.
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
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
"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
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
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
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.
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
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.
•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.
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,
Minnie J. Platter has been appoint
ed a substitute clerk in the postofflce
at Red Oak, and Otto Armstrong at
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thousands of people are daily
disease by alleviating the consequences.
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,
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.
S. P. Hartmati &
C. H. Hartman,
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.
Oxiutnwa, Iowa. Preside at
Twice Bach Month During Febru
ary, Mareli, April, May and/
Jane, 1901.
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.
Corner Main and Washington Sts. Ottumwa, Iowa.
QftNC Wewill pay you a salary of from $30.00 to$40.00 a month
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
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
For rates, routes, etc., inquire of your nearest
Illinois Central ticket aftent.
All Homeseeker's Excursion Tickets are sold
at a rate of
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
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
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.
Dated Jan. 22nd, 1901.
J?F. MERKY, ...
Asst. Gen. Pa 68. Agent,
Money to Loan
S31 Church Street.
The Courier for News
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:
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.
., 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.
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.
TBAEB, President.
Attest:DON Al. SUTOR, Secretary.
Your Printing.
Order it of the Courier.

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