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(Man and Wife Reconciled at
Keota After Years of
jfc Silenoe.
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Couple Quarreled In 1887 Over the
Baby's Name.
Used Children as Medium of Com
munication—Lived in Same House
—Revival Near Keota Meits P?r-
ents' Hearts and Breaks the 8pell.
•Keota, Jan. 30. (Special.)—A relig
loiis revival at Zion Center was 're
sponsible Sunday night in effecting a
reconciliation between a husband and
wife, who thirteen years ago quarrel
ed. oyer the name for their young
baby, and have all this time lived un
der the same roof, yet have by no
^aign given any evidence that the oth
er existed.. The three sons and three
daughters of the couple are wild with
joy over the fact that their parents
have made up all differences, and
truth to tell the principals seem to be
no less happy.
In 1887 Mr. and Mrs. Simon Bell,
who were then the parents of five
children, three boys and two girls,
were living seemingly happily, on
their, farm near tfiis place. They
-1 were intelligent. people, were com
fortably situated and were respected
by .their neighbors.
The advent of a sixth member of
the family was expected and the part
ents were pleaf .1. A baby .was born,
a girl, and the fond parents began to
cast about for a name for the new ar
1 rival, when the proper time came to
name it. Here is. where they struck
a snag and for thirteen long years
wrecked their domestic peace and
The mother desired to call it bj one
name and the father by another.
They could not agree try as they
might. Each time the subject was
mentioned, it is said ,angry words fol
lowed. Fuel was added to the flame,
with each trial until the couple vow
ed that neither would defer to the wish
es of the other. Finally it is said r.he
breach widened until husband and
wife would not speak to each other.
After a time it became the settled pol
icy of the family that the father and
mother would hold no direct. conver
sation with each other and when one
desired to communicate with the
other one of the children was used as
a medium. The child would repeat
what was said and for thirteen years
this has been kept up. The couple
with their children, lived beneath the
same roof, ate at the sam enable, at
tended the same church but never
word passed between them. Not so
much as a whisper, directed squarely
at the other betokened, the. fact that
A one was cognizant of the existence of
Uhe other.
This began in 1887. Last Sunday
MUgbt was the begining of the end.
Vilvivai was in progress at Zion Cen
Hff, about three miles northeast of
Ubota. Mr. and Mrs. Bell attended
the meetng. The preacher was a pow
erful exhorter. He flayed sin and roll
ed it in the mire of shame and held
up before the audience in all its hid
eousness. He preached love, peace
and contentment.
On at least two of his auditors it
bad a powerful effect. Simon Bell
stirred uneasily in his seat and the
pangs of 'conscience told him that his
•wife, who. sat hot fra away, was a wo
man and hungered for her husband'
love. As the preacher grew more fer
vent the couple began to be visably
affected and under his eloquent voice
end magnetic presence they gradually
came together until a complete recon
ciliation -was affected. People who
were present say it was a touching
scene and there was joy among the
members of the church who had
known of the circumstances all these
The couple went -home together, it is
said, with all the bitterness of the
past thirteen years left behind, and
are now starting over again In their
married life.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Bell are highly
respected people.. They own
farm, upon which they live and have
enough to spare of this world's goods.
Their eldest daughter is married to
a prosperous.farmer, Albert Fountain,
who resides near the home of the old
folks. Their eldest son is about twen
ty-five. years of age and resides at
home with his parents. The girl, upon
the selection of a name for whom
the domestic craft struck, a snag, is
lively girl of thirteen years and is one
of" the excellent young girls of this
The neighbors all rejoice with the
family that peace reigns in the'horn
of this respected family, the senior
members-of which are now over fifty
years of age, and earnestly hope with
them that they may ljve happily to
gether the remainder of their lives.
George Pangburn Dies In Washington
State—Indigent Sister His Helr.a
Spokane, Wash., Jan. 30.—George
Pangburn, who came to Washington
from Illinois thirty-four years ago, and
was a pioneer in Whitman county,
dropped dead at Endicott, Wash. His
widowed sister, at Colfax, Wash., fpr
years an inmate of the Whitman coun
ty poor farm, is sole heir tp his estate,'
consisting of a large ranch and 10,000
mo^ ia hank,,.
8ay it Has Been Found Near Sioux
City—Many Acres Are Leased.
Sioux City, Jan. 30.—Petroleum has
been discovered in Woodbury county
in quantities which warrant an Ohio
company of large capital in determin
ing to lease thousands of acres south
and southeast of Sioux City, sink wells
and make tests. The leases will in a
few days be circulated thruout the
rural districts of the county. Many
land owners have agreed to sign them.
Refuses to Talk.
The nature of the discoveries, how
they were made, who the company is,
where the first test will be made and
how valuable it is thought the dis
covery will prove are details which the
local representative of the company re
fuses to disclose. It is known, how
ever, that Felix Jauron, of Salix, is ac
quainted with most interesting facts
connection with the big company's
big plans.
First Test Near.
The first test will be made within
three miles of Sioux City—this much
known. It will be made southeast
of the city, but on whose property is
not known.
Texas Parallel.
The company is not known to have
had anything to do with the recent
discoveries in Texas, but the discover
ies there were made in a similar man
ner and there are reasons for think
ing it may be the same interest which
now seeking the right to drill in
Woodbury county.
$200,000 Concern to Be Erected in the
Near Future.
Des Moines. Jan. 30.—Members of
the business men's committee which
over a year-ago secured a brewery
consent petition in Des Moines for
Cochran Bros., of Mt. Pleasnt, Pa.,
who announced to the committee a de
sire to put in a $200,000 brewery plant
here, have been informed that as soon
as the saloon mulct tangle can be
straightened out and the petition un
der which the saloons are now run
ning declared sufficient, the Cochrans
will agk for another manufacturers'
petition and when it has been de
clared sufficient, will erect the brew
Ex-Elector on Republican ticket Pass
es to the Great Beyond.
Albla, Jan. 30.—(Special.)—Hon. W.
Nichol, who was one of the repub
lican electors in 1896 is dead. He
was stricken a few days ago with
pneumonia. The disease gradually
grew worse unt.. the pauent was be
yond medical aid.
Mr. Nichol was a pioneer of this
part of the country anu was much re
spected. He was a lawyer of ability
and his demise will be learned with
regret by a large circle of friends not
only in and around this place but all
over tne state.
Work Begun1 for Bulding Burned
Des Moines Yesterday.
Des Moines, Jan. 30.—The Frankel
building will be rebuilt at once
Liebbe, Nourse & Rasmussen, the
architects who made the plans for the
building consumed by fire, were tele
phoned for before 8 o'clock this morn
ing. While the firemen were yet
throwing water upon the ruins of the
fire an order was given the architects
for a new building to be erected upon
tne same site.
Syndicate Said to be Figuring on Pal
ace Car Works.
Chicago, Jan. 30.—It is now rumored
that the Harriman-Morgan-Vanderbilt
railroad syndicate is after things oth
er than railway properties. It is said
that the big combination that has
been buying and pooling transporta
tion lines all over the country is now
planning to buy out Pullman's Palace
Car company and absorb, as far as
possible, all the private car compan
Tells Wife of Five Hours He Isn
Tacoma, Wis., Jan. 30.—Frank M,
Hanley, a bridegroom of but five
hours, committed suicide in a lodging
house at Seattle by taking a dose of
strychnine. He expired in the arms
of his wife with the words "I am not
worthy of you" on his lips. His wife
was Mrs. Rose Briedensten, a widow.
Hanley said he had done some girls
in Minneapolis a wrong. The devel
opments show there is a great mys
tery surrounding the suicide. Ad
vices from Minneapolis say he is a son
of wealthy parents in Minneapolis.
They have telegraphed that they will
take charge of the remains. Mrs.
Rose Briedensten Hanley, the wife of
five hours, is prostrated and her con
ditions is said to be serious.
One Smarting Under Taunts Calls the
Other Out.
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 30.—Louise
Schrader, smarting under the taunts
of Alice Mower, her former Chicago
rival, has challenged.the latter to mor
tal combat, or at least as mortal
combat as can be had with bare-tip
ped foils, and. there is every prospect
of an exciting affair When Miss
Schrader and Miss Mower come to
gether. The friends of Louise assert
that Alica is a termagant,, and that
she needs a pinking which Louise
entirely capable of administering,
Alica replies in one of the Chicago pa
pers to a private letter from La Belle
Louise, which is an odd method of re
Indiana Grand Jury After One Hun
dred and Thirty of Them.
Evansville, Ind., Jan. 30.—The grand
jury of Spencer county, Ind., has re
turned 130 indictments against white
men and negroes who sold their votes
at the November election. Four have
pleaded guilty and been disfranchised
for ten years.
The general disposition among the
colored men who are being arrested
is to plead guilty and thus escape with
a light p^tence or
errorize Town on Island of
St. Helena Where General
Oronje is a Prisoner.
Censor Suppressed NeWs—Given
to the World by Letter.
Were Barricaded in a Building—Or
dered to Surrender, Which They Fi
nally Did—They Are Now Under a
Heavy Guard Awaiting Deportation
London, Jan. 30.—The West Indian
troops stationed at the Island of St.
Helena, .where General Cronje and a
large number of Boers were held pris
oners, mutinied January 2, raided the
town, terrorized the' inhabitants, in
jured many of them, defied their offi
cers and were only finally subdued
when faced by the muzzles of rifles.
The censor suppressed the news, but
the Associated Press received the
story by mail.
Started in a Row.
The trouble began with a row on
the night of January 1 between some
blue jackets and a party of West In
dians. On the following night the
West Indians broke -out of the bar
racks, and raided the town with clubs
and razors tied to sticks. They ran
amuck, cutting and beating women,
children and men indiscriminately and
attacked the sailor's rest, tearing out
the doors and windows. All efforts
of the officers to suppress the mutiny
were futile.
Threatened to Dynamite Town.
When ordered to camp the refus
ed to obey and threatened to dynamite
the town. A strong naval force was
land 3d and available troops collected
and t'he streets paraded and guarded
all night. At daybreak the troops
were drawn up with loaded, rifles in
front of the place w}iere the West In
dians were barricaded, and the latter
were ordered to surrender and noti
fied if they did not they would be fir
ed upon. The mutineers were finally
cowed and were taken to camp, where
they will remain under guard until
troopships arrive to remove them.
Women Under Protection of Hus
bands Smash Saloons.
Anthony, Kan., Jan. 30.—Early this
morning twelve W. C. T. U. women
under the leadership of Mrs. Sheriff,
of Danville, armed with hammers,
hatchets and pickaxes, "raided and
completely demolished the four
joints" in Anthony. The husbands
oi the women went along armed to
protect their wives. The actual dam
age done to personal property aside
from the liquor destroyed, is placed at
$2,000. As a result of the attack the
greatest excitement prevails.
Smash Costly Fixtures.
The first place to be attacked Is sit
uated in the rear of a drug store,
which was forcibly entered from the
rear. It contained some costly bat
fixtures. Within a few minutes the
women had smashed everything in
sight. .^v
Smashed Glass Front.
Half a block down the street the
second scene of "joint smashing" was
enacted. They found the saloon lock
ed but axes were applied and the
whole glass front was smashed in.
Laid Out the Saloonkeeper.
Here a fight occurred, the proprietor
was smashed over the head with a
beer bottle, his scalp was laid. open
and blood mixed with the flow of li
quors that ran in small streams over
the floor. The joint keeper was struck
by the husband of one of the women.
Turn Liquor Into Gutter.
In quick succession two other
places a short distance down the
street" were suojected to similar treat
ment, the fixtures smashed and all
the liquor turned into the gutter.
Missed Some if It.
The saloonkeepers each have ware
rooms aside from the saloons where
their stock of liquor is kept. The
crusaders did not know this and a con
siderable amount of the prohibited li
quor'was unmol sted.
Sang Sacrcd Songs.
After the work of demolition was
completed the crusaders held a prayer
meeting on the sidewalk and "Nearer
My God to Thee" was sung with fer
vor. Sly.
Demise of New York Woman Ascrib
ed to Christian Science.
New York, Jan. 30.—The practice of
Christian Science is said to have had
much to do with the death of the
young wife of Frank L. Hopper of
2085 Ryer avenue and the matter is to
be brought to the attention of the
County Medical society for investiga
tion. For twenty-four hours during
the most critical period of Mrs. Hop
per's illness a female member of the
Christian Scientists sat at her bed
side, prayed, and, it is said, adminis
tered baked apples to the patent in
stead of the medicine and nourish
ment prescribed by the attending phy
Report on Election Ca6e in Virginia
Gross Frauds Found.
Washington, Jan. 30.—When the
house met today Taylor, of Ohio,
chairman of the committee on elec
tions, submitted a report in the con
tested election case of Walker vs.
Rhea from the Ninth Virginia dis
trict. The committee found that
while gross frauds and irregularities
occurred in the election, they felt
"very far short" of changing the re
sult. The -..committee recommended
that Rhea, the democratic sitting
member, retain his seat. The house
resumed consideration of the agricul
tural appropriation bill.
In the senate today the credentials
of Senators-elect Nelson, of Minneso
to, and McMillan, of Michigan, each
for the full term of six years from
March 4 next were presented.
At 2 o'clock the army re-organiza
tion conference report, which was un
der discussion in the senate gave way
to the subsidy bill-
Iowa Man Gets a Place.
The president today sent to the sen
ate the nomination of Thomas B. Hil
debrand, of Iowa, as receiver of pub
lic moneys at St. Michaels, Alaska.
Massachusetts Contractor is Accused
of Killing His Sister.
Pittsfleld, Mass., Jan. 30.—Robert E.
Fosburg has been placed under arrest
charged with manslaughter in caus
ing the death of his sister, Miss May
Fosburg, daughter of a prominent
Buffalo, N. Y., contractor, on August
20, 1900. The result, while not alto
gether unexpected in some quarters,
was a surprise to the citizens at large,
many of whom accepted the theory
prevalent at the time of the murder
that Miss Fosburg had been shot by
Georgia Farmers Fear Winged Invad
ers Will Ruin Wheat Crop.
Woodstock, Ga., Jan. 30.—This sec
tion of the state is being invaded by
an army of crows estimated in the
thousands. It takes them only
short time to lay waste a field of
wheat. The whole country has de
clared war against the invaders and
the battle goes on day and night. The
birds roost along the creeks and scores
of them are killed every night. The
farmers say the crows must be des
troyed before spring, else no grain can
be raised here.
Judge Refuses to Grant Divorce Peti
tion on Depositions.
Wichita, Kan., Jan. 30.—Judge Dale
has decided that Mary E. Lease must
appear in person %hen the matter of
her divorce is reached. L. P. Camp
bell, for Mrs. Lease, requested that
the petition be granted upon presenta
tion of the proper' 'depositions, but
Judge Dale refused' to depart from
the rule of the court in the matter.
Mrs. Lease is now in New York and
her suit will not be taken up for
some time. 5
John W. Cunningham Says He Was
Married Against His Will.
Mattoon. 111., Jan. 30.—John W. Cun
ningham, of Kansas township, a farm
er, says he married Miss Sallie Cas
sidy at Terre Haute, Ind., last Decem
ber because she hypnotized him. Their
courtship of three months was fol
lowed by a letter from her bidding him
meet her in Paris and arrange for a
wedding. He obeyed. The trip to
Terre Haute and the marriage cere
mony, he says, was like a dream.
They parted after the ceremony. Cun
ningham cites this as his defense in a
suit for divorce instituted by his wife.
Ann Arbor University
a Footpad Speechless.
Student of
Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 30.—As Miss
Alice Manwarring, a senior literary
student, was returning home she was
accosted by a.young tramp at the Ann
Arbor railroad crossing, who demand
ed money. Miss Manwarring, who is
athletic, grabbed the chap and encir
cling his. neck with her right arm,
choked him until he was speechless.
She relaxed her stranglehold and he
cried enough. He disappeared in dou
ble-quick time. Miss Manwarring
treats the matter as a joke and told
her story in a matter of fact way.
Indiana Veterans Want Colonel I. N.
Walker to Succeed Evans.
Richmond, Jan. 30.—A good sized
boom has been started by the soldiers
of Indiana in behalf of Colonel Ivan
N. Walker for United States pension
commissioner, to 'succeed H. Clay
Evans. Walker is ex-commander of
the Indiana department and the na
tional department of the G. A. B.
Suggestion for Week for Militiamen
at Exposition.
Biuialo, N. Y., Jan. 30.—Col. Daniel
Blodgett of the Illinois, national guard
called upon some of the pan-American
exposition, officials and suggested the
scheme to mobolize the national
guards of as. many states as possible
at the exposition upon a. certain week,
The exposition authorities indorse the
suggestion of Col. Blodgett and will
try to arrange for a military week.
New York Legislature Fixes Chief of
Police Devery.
Albany, Jan. 30.—The New York
police bill passed the senate last night
and now goes to the assembly. It
provides for a- single headed police
commission, practically legislating
Ch.~ o£ Police Devery out of office.
General Kitchener Wants to Deport
Ten Thousand of T^hem.
Calcutta, Jan. 30—It is reported
that General Kitchener wishes to send
1MO0 JBo£c»rTt?onfira j&„Jndia.
17 lbs best granulated Sugar...1.00
7 lbs Golden Rio Coffee 1.00
6 lbs Peaberry Coffee '. .1.00
3-lb cans Pie Peaches
-lb cans Pie Plums
cans Fruit But'
Overcnats at half price to close out.
3 $7.00 Dress Overcoats for
$8.00 Dress Overcoats for
Boys' Reefers worth $4.50 for
Boys' Ulsters worth $6.00 and$ 7.00
Odds and ends'
of our stock of Men's
Overcoats at 60c on the dollar.
We intend to sell every overcoat
General Kitchener Says He Has no De
tails of It.
London, Jan. 30.—General Kitche
ner wires the war office as follows:
'Dewet has been engaged by Knox
forty miles north of Thabanchu. No
details. Dewet intends again attempt
ing the invasion of Cape Colony. A
force of Boers entered Berisburg Mon
day and damaged two mines. Com.
mandant Marias was among the pris
oners taken.
Former Official Accused of Embezzling
$36,000 is in Cuba.
Havana, Jan. 30.—Charles F. W.
Neely, former chief of- the bureau of
finance of the Cuban postoffice depart
ment, charged with embezzling $36,
000 of the department funds, has ar
rived here on the steamer Mexico. The
captain of the port, Young, took charge
of the prisoner and .delivered him to
keeper of the Cartel.
Fire Does $100,000 Worth of Damage
to Illinois Town.
Champaign, 111:. Jan. 30.—Fire last
night destroyed almost the entire bus
iness section of Tolono, nine miles
south of here. The loss is estimated
at $100,000 partly covered by insur
Paddy Donovan Acquitted of Charge
of Killing Opponent.
Belvidere, N. J., Jan. 30.—Paddy
Donovan, of Philadelphia, the pugilist
was today acquitted of the charge of
manslaughter in causing the death of
Frank Welch during an exhibition
fight at Phillipsburg, New Year's eve.
Appropriated $75,000 for Exhibit at
Pan-American Exposition.
Springfield, Jan. 30.—The house to
day passed the senate bill appropriat
ing $75,000 to provide for participa
tion by Illinois in the Pan-American
exposition at Buffalo.
Works of Art
If you want a picture that you
will take pride and pleasure in
showing, get an enlarged
Crayon Sepia
or Water Color...
Prom the...
:Pierce Studio?
Cor. Market atid Mala.
Call and see some of this work
vou can then see how nice it is.
by druffgi
Leading Grocers.
8 lbs Good Rio Coffee $1. 10 lbs Crushed Java Coffee $1.
Surprise Flour, Minnesota Spring Wheat, per 100 lbs, $2.15.
100 lbs White Swan Flour 2.25
100 lbs Sleepy J5ye Cream 2.25
100 lbs Jersev Cream 2.25
100 lbs 3-W Flour.. 2.15
5 lbs Java-Mocha Coffee 1.00 70 lb sack Salt 50c
Sorghum, per gallon, 35c. New Orleans Molasses, per gallon, 50c.
3 Pounds Seedless Raisins, 25c. 3 Pounds Evaporated Peaches, 25c
Horse Shoe Tobacco, lb 45c
Star Tobacco, lb .45c
Wetmore's Best Tobacco, lb ... .40c
in the store at some price or oth-*
er. All Boys' Suits at 60c on the
dollar. Children's Suits for 65c
on the dollar. A lof ot Men's
Fancy Shirts, worth $1.00, for
Another lot of Shirts worth $1.00, 65c
All Wool Underwear, odd lots at
60c on the dollar.
Horses, Mares and Mules.
Horses of all classes from 4 to 1-5
years old, mules from 4 to 8
years old, 10 to 16 hands high.
Must be fat and well broke to
•work. Will buy them with
blemishes that do not interfere
with their work. Friday and
Saturday of each week until 9
June 1st, 1901, at my stable,
W. Second St., Ottumwa, Iowa.
The Courier Prints News
Learn Telegraphy*
Auy persou, young* or old, cau learn
telegraphy, and become a ?ood operator.
The great extension of telegraphic sys
tems thruout the Uultcd States is creat
ing employment for thousands of te
graph operators each year, in addition
to those already in the service. A tele
graph operator's work is pleasant, com
mands good M*ages, and leads to tho
highest positions. We teach it quickly
and start our graduates in telegraph
Railroads are very busy. Operators
are iu great demand. Write for circulars.
Tuition full course, $35.00,
Ottumwa School of Telegraphy
233 and 235 E. Main* Upstairs*
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Excellent, per sack 95c
Economy, per sack 75c
10 lb sack Buck Wheat .35c
1 lb Cocoanut 20c
16-oz bottle Lemon Extract 25c
16-oz bottle Vanilla Extract .... 25c
Tobacco, per plug 35 jSP
Standard Navy Tobacco, plug. .35c Gq
Good Luck Tobacco, per plug....35° 2C
Set of Teeth, $7.50 up Gold Crowns, $5.00
Bridge Work, $5.00 Gold Fillings $1.50 up
Painless Extracting'50.
Teeth Extracted Absolutely Without Pain.
New System Dental Parlors.
Open Evenings and Sundays. Cor. Main and Green Sts„ Ot)
1,000 Horses Wanted!
COL. I. T. WISECARVER, of Fairfield, Iowa,
will be at A. Jackson & Sou's Barn in South
Ottumwa, on —mm*.
Tuesday, and Wednesday, Feb. 5-6,1901
Ready to buy any number of Horses, consisting- of Coaches, Heavy
Draft, Good Drivers, Fancy Road Horses, Good Export Chunks, Good,
Big Feeders and Farm Mares. Horses to be good in their class and in
good condition—Fat. smooth and sound.
A S well as teeth and
pain by visiting pur
dental parlors. It costs
you nothing to come and
get acquainted and have
your teeth examined. We
a an a
Honest work at honest
prices is our motto.
are making a Special Sale for
30 days.
Canned Corn,2 cans for.... 25c
Canned Corn, 3 cans for... 25c
Caiined Corn, 4 cans for... 25c
Canned Corn, 5 cans for... 25c
Tomatoes, 3 cans for 25c
Gal. Apricots, per can 25c
Gal. Peaches, per can 35c
Golden Link, per sack $1.15
Silver Link, per sack...... $1.10
Golden Patent, per sack... .$1.10
Tube Rose, patent per sack$1.05
Pride of Wilson, per sack. .$1.05
Superba Wilson, per sack.. 90c
Sweet Chunk, per plug..,,!S35c
Black Standard, per plug.. 37c.
Red Cross, per plug 30c
Whitmore's Best, per plug. 35c
Worth Navy, per plug 30s"
Pan Cake Flour, 3 pkgfi.... 25c
Buckwheat Flour, 3 pkgs.. 25c
Wheat Grits, per pkg lOc
You can get the Golden Link Cigar at
Mitchell & Canfield's, sole agents,
try one, tlicy ace good. Headquarters
I for Country Butter and Epirs. Kemem
ber the place, 7u' Church Street.
New Photle tOSS. Old Phollo 88.
Jhe Courier for News.

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