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pr £'1 iti'iS'--. St,Vr* A A r^ "T TEE RULES FOR LENT mv- --I Bishop Cosgrove Issues Regula -tioDS for Observing Season. "V A* 4-' IN EFFECT IN DAVENPORT DIOCESE A U$ '. Lent Begins February 25, Ash Wednes day, and Continues Until Easter Sun ,xf day, April 12—Forty Days of Fast ji,Ki« ing—Dispensation to Laborers. & & &. Rt. Rev. Henry Cosgrove, bishop of the diocese of Davenport of the Cath olic church, which includes the three Ottumwa churches, has issued his rules for the obervance of lent in the dio cese. Lent will begin on February 25, one week from next Wednesday, and finds on April 12, Easter day. The regulations for the observance of the season, as issued by Bishop Cosgrove, .are a follows: sj-, qsa Ash-Wednesday falls on February 25. All the days of Lout arc fasting, except the Sundays. All persons who have completed their twenty-first year, unless legitimately dis pensed, are obliged to keep the fast. Cus tom allows a cup of coITec, tea or clioco late, with a small plcce of bread to be taken In the morning. In the evening a collation not exccedln ^fec fourth part of an ordinary meal Is •Bred. By dispensation, tho TWo of flesli-meat. Is allowed at the principal meal on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, ex cept the Saturday in Ember wcels and tin Saturday In Holy Week. The use of fish and flesh-meat is not al lowed at the same meal during Lent. All under twenty-one years of age, those who are engaged in hard. work, the sick •nd convalescent, and persons wlio cannot fast without serious injury to health, are exempt from the fast. Persons excused from fasting on account of tender age, hard labor, and sickness are not restricted to the use of flQHh-im'nt at only one meal on the days on' which it Is allowed. Those who entertain any reasonable doubt about their obligations to fast or abstain ought to apply to their pastors for advice or dis pensation. The time for fulfilling the Paschal duty Is extended In this diocese from the first Sunday in Lent to Trinity Sunday. In virtue of special faculties given In a lottfer of the Sacred Congregaton of Propa ganda to the Ordinaries of the T'nlfed 'States on the March ]", 181K5, 1 hereby grant to all laborers in this diocese per mission to eat meat at one meal on day* of abstinence. From this permission, however, are ex etaded all Fridays in the year, Ash Wed nesday, Frldny and Saturday of llol.v Week and the Vigil of Christmas. It should also be remarked that on those days on whicl: the use of meat Is thus allowed, tlsh and flesh canuot be eaten at the same meal. This permission to eat meat on certain days of abstinence extends not. only to the laborers themselves, but also to their fam ily, so that every member of their family participates In the privilege of the In'dult.' Those who make use of this dispensa tion are earnestly exhorted to perform some other work of penance on those days, such as abstaining from the use of Intoxi cating drink or some other act of mortifi cation. Pastors will please read and explain the aijove regulations to the faithful before be f- i-ginnlng of Lent. This holy season should be faithfully observed by Catholic^ and In order to promote the spirit of penance and prayer peculiar to the time, I hey should be Invited whenever it Is practica ble, to attend In church the extra devotion al services which are earnestly recommend ed to be held at least twice a week, and which might consist, on Wednesdays of the recitation of a part of the Itosiiry. a practical Instruction and the Kenedlction of the Blessed Sacrament on Fridays, the appropriate exercise would the Stations of the Cross. Tuesday, March 3, ought to be set aside as a day of thanksgiving to God in com memoration of the Silver Jubilee of our Holy Father. It will be one of the bright est days In the history of the Catholic church, and we all should gather on that day in our churches to give thanks to God for having given to His church for the last twenty-five years a Pontiff who with perfect truth is called the "light from Heaven." We wish that In all the Catho lic churches of our diocese some celebra tion, commemmoratlng the event, he held, either In the morning after Mass or in tin evening. A sermon suitable to the occasion and the Benediction of the Blessed Sacra ment should be given. The services may close wltll the singing of the To Drum. The first Sunday in I.ent Is the day ap pointed for a special collection to be taken up In all the Catholic congregations of the United States behalf of the Propa gation of the Faith, which collection, 1 hope will be recommended the Sunday pre vious, and the amount taken up forwarded to Kev. George Gigllnger as soon as possi ble. HlCNltY COSGROV1C, Bishop of Davenport. February 14, 1003. CATARRH Often begins with a cold in the head, but it never stops there. The tendency is always from bad to worse. The simple cold becomes a protracted, stubborn one, while the discharge from the nose grows more profuse and offensive. The inflam mation extends to the throat and bron chial tubes, causing hoarseness, a tickling sensation and an aggravating cough. The foul matter that is Continually drop ping back into the throat finds its way into the stomach, resulting in a distres sing form of dyspepsia, nausea, aud loss of appetite and strength. The THE catarrhal poisons t- 1 •St?** VS5 •8&S GATEWAY 1 n,~ are absorbed into "j*Q the blood, and all the membranes CONSUMPTION. oi the body be come infected, and what was supposed to be purely a local disease has become con stitutional, deep seated aud chronic. Sprays, washes, powders, salves and other external remedies give only tem porary relief, and the disappointed and disgusted patient finally gives up in despair ana declares catarrh incurable. The only way to get rid of catarrh per manently is to treat it through the blood. The system must be toned up and all im purities removed from the blood, and this S. S. S. does promptly and thoroughly. It expel^ from the circulation everything of ian irritating, poisonous character, allow ing the inflamed mem branes to heal when the mucous discharges cease, and the damage done to the health is soon repaired. S. S. S. keeps the blood in such a healthy, vigor ous condition that cold, damp weather or sudden changes in the temperature are not so apt to bring on catarrhal troubles. S. S. S. is a vegetable medicine unequaled as a blood purifier, and the best of all tonics—just the remedy needed to thor oughly and effectually cure catarrh. The Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga. ACCEPTS OPTION. Secretary Hay Takes Unprecedented Move. Washington, Feb. 18.—By an unpre cedented diplomatic move, which in volved the assuming of a great amount, of responsibility, Secretary Hay has formally accepted the offer of the Pan ama Canal Co., to sell to the United States the property for the sum of ?40,. 000,000, subject only to the ratification of the pending treaty with the republic of Colombia. The option that was given this gov ernment will expire March 4, and in face of the fact that the ratification of the treaty by the United States sen ate was practically assured, it was deemed advisable by the government authorities to take this step, that the government might be saved consider able embarrassment at some future time. Republicans Caucus. At the caucus of the republican sen ators held yesterday evening the pros pects for the ratification of the Pana ma canal treaty was considered. This action had been taken by the leaders that its passage might be assured, since the option for its purchase ex pires on March 4, and it is probable that should another option be asked the Panama company would increase the purchase price several millions. To avoid' complications the republi can caucus today decided to make a serious attempt to tire out Mr. Morgan. They proposed to begin holding exec utive sessions today, and will endea vor to continue them day and night un til they exhaust the wind of the an cient senator from Alabama. Senator Quay has promised not to interfere, be cause "he realizes that the less he in terrupts the current program the less reason there will be for a refusal to vote on statehood. BAN ON CRIMINAL STORIES. Legislator Proposes That They Shall Be Printed Without Headlines. St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 18.—Mr. Mc Gowan of Minneapolis is to introduce, a bill in the senate providing that any printed report of a crime, except ac cording co the rules provided, shall be considered a misdemeanor and the puolisher or manager of the offending paper shail be fined not less than $100 or more than $500, or in default of fine shall serve not to exceed ninety days in jail. The rules for printing the re ports provide that these stories shall be printed without any headline: that a mere statement of facts shall be given, and that the statement shall be printed in modest, unassuming type, and shall not be accompanied by either pictures or sketches. INCREASE CAPITAL STOCK. Twenty Million Increase Voted By Clearing Great Western Railway. Chicago, Feb. 18.—Stockholders of the Chicago, Great Western railway at a special meeting here today voted an increase in the capital stock from thir ty to fifty million dollars a portion of which will be used in paying for the Mason Cityfc Fort Dodge road recently acquired by the Great Western. The remainder is to be used for the exten sion of the system now in process of construction to Omaha and Sioux City. 1 TO TRY MRS. LAVELLEUR. Hearing for Murder of Husband to Be gin Monday. Newton, Feb. 18.—The trial of Mrs. Hannah Lavelleur, charged with the murder of her husband, by striking him on the head with an ax aud then placing his bory in a barn and setting fire to the barn after pouring coal oil on the clothes, will commence in the district court next Monday at 1:30, Judge Byron W. Preston presiding. COUNT BONI COMING. Will Kill Rumors, of Separation From American Wife. Paris, Feb. 18.—Aroused by the re ports published in America that his wife had left him, Count Boni Cas tellane has decided to go to that coun try and quiet all rumors by joining the countess and their children at the Florida watering place where they are spending the winter. TURNING TOWARD TURKEY. Note to the Porte—Precurser to Joint Action by Powers. Paris, Feb. 18.—It is said in official quarters that the Austrian ambassa dor at Constantinople will present a note to the porte, asking for reforms in Macedonia. This is regarded as in augurating a project for joint actio# on the part of the European powers to warus Turkey. G. W. VANDERWILT EXONERATED Ex-Auditor of Marion County is Found Not Guilty. Knoxville, Feb. 18.—Ex-Auditor, in dicted and tried on the charge of for gery, in that he was accused of tam pering with the election returns from Lake Prairie township,, so as to bring about his own election, has been found not guilty and completely exon erated by the jury. Another indict ment stands against the ex-auditor re lating to the returns from Summit township, though it ig probable that he will not be tried on this count at the present term because of the im possibility to secure an unprejudiced jury. DIES OF HEART TROUBLE. J. M. Thresher Succumbs to 8udden Attack. New London, Feb. 18.—After suffer ing from an attack of heart disease for a few hours J. M. Thresher, a prominent citizen, passed away last night. MAY MERGE THE UNIONS. Enginemen, Switchmen and Operators at Marshalltown May Unite. Marshalltown, Feb. 18.—A merger of the brotherhood of trainmen unions in this city is talked of, to include the enginemen, operators and switchmen employed on the Iowa Central. The or ganization is to be independent of the different brotherhoods already organ ized. -'S TRACKMEN TO UNITE Section Men on Iowa Railroads Planning to Form Union. DISSATISFIED WITH WAGE SCALE President A. E. Holder, of State Fed eration of Labor, Asked to Assist in Forming Organization—Matter Re ferred to President of Union. The railroad section men of Iowa dissatisfied with their present scale of wages "are making plans for the organization of a union. An appeal has been made to President A. E. Holder, of the State' Federation of Labor to send organizers to assist in the work and he has referred the matter to John B. Wilson, of St. Louis, Mo., president of the International Union of Trackmen and Maintenance of Way. President Holder was in the city Saturday and he stated that it was very probable that the national organization would send men in this field for the purpose of forming the organization of Iowa trackmen. President Holder Talks. President Holder is speaking of the condition of the trackmen in Iowa said: "According to llic last report of the rail road commissioners there are about 10,000 employes of this character In the state. According to tlgures obtained from the same source their pay is considerably less than is paid any laborers performing such arduous duties. The work is of a most ex hausting character, ami fraught with con siderable danger for the reason that the men are always working in the vicinity of moving traius. The track laborers are ex posed to all kinds of weather and are compelled to undergo many hardships that are not tolerated by any other craft. Minimum Is $1.01. "Section foremen in this state receive as their minimum aud maximum pay. re spectlvely, $1.:!1 and $1.S0 per day. Their work Is continuous. The common track laborers receive as a minimum wage $1.01 and as a maximum $1.."0 pel day. Their work Is not continuous and sometimes they are laid off for weeks at a time. On tills Income manv of the men support fam ilies. "The movemcpt for organization Is In duced by the fact that the section men are observing the better conditions of the organized crafts In the railroad business. They want to liitike their condition better and organization Is being agitated with this end in view." A BIT OF EXPERIENCE. Story Told to a Courier Reporter by a Returned Soldier. A few days ago I was fortunate enough to form an acquaintance with a young man who had seen service in the regular and volunteer branch of the army in the Philippines. During the days of the Spauish-American war he was a member of the Fifth Missouri regiment. Later he ?vas enlisted in the Fifth cavalry «nd was finally trans ferred to the Fourth United States in fantry. It was while he was doing duty in the island of Leyte that the incidents which gave rise to this story came to "his attention. Being interested in military affairs myself I said to him one day that I would like to hear some incident con cerning his own experience while in the service, and in reply to this request he re)ated to me thu following tale: "It was a hot day during the dry season. My company had been out on the trail &11 day near Malatom, chasing a band of Filipinos and the boys were almost completely fagged out. While loung ing about 'nealit the shade of the man go trees some one suggested that he would like mighty well to have a drink of water, as our canteens had been emptied long since. Our guide informed us of a spring nearby and' some of the most venturesome of the boys proposed that we get a drink of water. I was a bugler at the time and started with the boys for the spring. After following a little narrow trail for about three or four hundred yards we reached the spring. How refresh ing the water was, one who has never gone for hours beneath the heat of the tropical sun without a drop to moisten his parched lips can never "know. When we had drunk our fill and replenish ed our canteens we started back along the trail. About half the distance had been covered when I suddenly discov ered that my bugle was gone. Think ing that I would recover my trumpet and overtake the members of the party before they had reached the company I returned to the spring and there by the water's edge I found the trumpet where it had fallen, as I stooped down to get a drink from the spring. I pick edit up and began to retrace my steps at double time to overtake the com pany which by this time had taken up the march. Scarcely had I regained tit ail wh -:i f-au 'fnly from tin si'a concealed there sprang up on ull sides of me armed Filipinos. My first thought was to show fight, but on sec ond deliberation I realized how use less it would be and resigned to my fate yielded peacefully to my captors, thinking that perhaps at some future time I might be able to make my es cape and this proved to be the wisest course. However, just at that time I believe every mean thing I had ever done in my life flashed before me in one swift panorama. "My captors at once proceeded to make me understand that 1 was a pris oner. Their first official act was to strip me of every particle of clothing with the exception of my undershirt and adapt them to their own use. They gave me an old pair of red cotton trousers and in' this-tog we took up the -march. For eleven days we continued our march through the country, night and day. We kept on the move nearly all the time trying to evade the Ameri cans. During the greater part of the time I had no shoes and at the end of the march my feet were torn and bleeding. Although I was closely guarded all the time. I fel that an op portunity would come when I could make my escape and therefore kept my weather eye constantly on the lookout for such an opening. "The commander of the-force by which I had been captured held the rank of colonel. One day he happened ib 1 THE OTTUMWA COUK1ER. to hear me converse in Spanish with one of the men (I had been able to pick up a little knowledge of the lang uage during my stay in the islands) and after this the colonel seemed to take a fancy to me, lessened the guard, allow ed me more privileges than usual, and finally came to me often to make some inquiries. However, it was his prin cipal desire to be to discovor if I had any wish to make a run for liberty, and. as I showed no inclination to do so he finally became quite confidential and asked me numerous questions about my command. His object seem ed to gain all the knowledge he could about the position and the number of our force, but I, (in American par lance) gave him such information p,s served to make him more inquisitive. "As he had some little desire for glory he camie to me with the propo sition, 'if you will tell me where the American sentries are stationed, the lay of the camp, where I can find the officers, and such other Informa tion as I may need to make a night attack, and either capture or kill the Americans, I will make vnu a captain on our side.' I pretended to be al most overcome at the prospect of hav ing the opportunity to take command of a company of his brave running fighters, so I. consented to do it. He asked me hoty much money I thought there was- in camp, ctid I named a moderate suni, saying that the boys might have received more pay since I was there. The old colonel seemed to be drunk with the prospect and at once became ^nxious to get the 'mon.' A.t last, he removed the guard entirely, and said that he was ready for me to do my part the matter. We proceeded to make our plans, but before they were completed the sec ond officer in commarw attempted to warn the colonel not to go about the country with me without a body guard. The colonel, however, as most officers in charge of like expedi tions usually '.'do, felt his importance and promptly told the subordinate to attend strictly to his own duties. The next day the colonel took me to a point some distance from the camp, where we could look down the valley on the side of the hill to the little village down in the valley about five miles distant, where my company was encamped. While I was explaining the situation a native on a caribou came through the thicket, making quite a stir ainong the bushes. This proved to be my chance. The colonel turned to learn the cause of the noise and I reaching for his bolo, drew it and struck him across the neck, fell ing him to the ground. Not stopping to see how badly I had wounded him, I cut his belt, which contained toy re volver, and made a dash for liberty. "Fortunately I was out of sight be fore the natives came in the clear, so the alarm was not given .until I had gone from fitfe to six hundred yards. Here again for tun 3 favored me. I met a native who was riding a pony, and with the assistance of my six shooter persuaded him that I needed the pony worse than he did. After mounting I made s.n uninterrupted run till I reached a. small village. There were a large number of native children playing in the streets, who upon catching sight of me set up the cry, 'Americanos, Americanos." Al most simultaneously men appeared at the doors and windows of their huts. One of them raised a rifle to fire and I felt sure that my time had come. "However, I determined to give, him the best I had and sent a parting shot in his direction and urged my pony at his utmost speed down the road. It was but a short distance from here, and after a few minutes of hard riding I reached my company, almost exhausted and in a much im paired condition of health. I was promptly arrested by my old friend, the first sergeant, who did not recog nize me owing to the great changes which the two weeks ofTmprisonment had made in my appearance. I had had but little to eat and my feet, were in a terrible condition. I was sent to the hospital, where I remained for two months with a raging fever, but upon my recovery was overjoyed to realize that I had escaped from the clutches of the Filipino soldiers.' DEFINITE ACTION Oompaittea Appointed to Arrange for New Water Company. WORE HAS ALREADY BEEN BEGUN Six Men Will Prepare Articles of In corporation and Franchise to Pre sent to City With View to Getting Permit to Operate Waterworks. A committee consisting of six Ot tumwa men, appointed at yesterday's meeting of citizens, will during the next few days formulate articles of incorporation and draft a franchise for the formation and establishment in the city of a waterworks company to be backcd by local capital, and the ob ject of which will be to buy the pres ent waterworks plant of the City Wa ter Supply Co., improve it according to the ideas of the city council and tm members of the proposed firm, and conduct it to supply water to the city of Ottumwa for private and public consumption during the life of the pro posed franchise, twenty-five years. The committee is made up of the following men: Major Samuel Mahon, chairman men: Major Samuel Mahon, F. W. Sim mons, chairman, J. C. Jordan, Calvin F. Springfield. These men will pro ceed to their work at once and will re port to a meeting to be held in a few days, when it is intended to effect the organization of the company, which will present the matter to the city council with a view to acquiring a franchise, which will be voted upon for ratification or rejection at the city election in March, Yesterday's Meeting. I The meeting held yesterday after noon at the office of J. H. Merrill was I attended by several of the prominent business men of the city, who discuss I ed the waterworks question fully from the standpoint cf citizens and tax payers of Ottumwa. Major Samuel Mahon, who, with F. W. Simmons, had caned the men together, was appoint I ed chairman of the meeting, and Frank von Schrader was named as 'secretary. In addition to these two I men, the following were present at the meeting: George Haw. Sr., J. T. Hack worth, Frank Simmons, Joseph Dain, W. B. Bonnifield, Sr., J. H. Merrill, S. H. Harper, J. F. Springfield, Calvin Manning, Frank Mclntire, J. B. Sax, J. C. Jordan, T. D. Foster and J. W. Garner. 1 ECHO FROM SPANI8H WAR. Scottish Court Awards Spain $337,500 Against Ship Building Firm. Edinburgh, Feb. 18.—The court ses sion today awarded the government of Spain $337,500 in the action brought by the Spanish minister of the marine to recover damages from the Clyde Bank Engineering and Ship Building Co. becausc of the company's failure to deliver in contract time four tor pedo _oat destroyers, which had been intended for use during the Spanish American war. MARRY AT CLOSE OF TRIAL. Lena Schmidt Weds Man Found Not Guilty of Murder. Sioux City, Feb.18.—After remaining constantly by her sweetheart, August Bunge, while he was under trial for the murder of Helinar Debeor, at Rock Rapids last December, Lena Schmidt yesterday married the man a few mo ments after the jury pronounced him not guilty. Bunge shot Deboer in a quarrel over the farm rent. The jury held that he shot, in self defense, AGED HOUSEKEEPER IS DEAD. tars. Daley's Body Found Sitting in Her Arm Chair. Dubuque, Feb. 1.—The body of Mrs. Daley, for twenty-five years house keeper for Archbishop Hennessy and later housekeeper for Archbishop Keane, was found rigid in her chair at her home here. She had been dead some time. MOMMSEN INJURED. German Historian Knocked Down by a Cab at Berlin. Berlin, Feb. 18.—Professor Momtn sen, who is considered the most emi nent German living, was knocked down by a cab in Friedrich strause yester day and slightly injured about the heaa. Weekly Batik Statement. New York,. Feb. 3.U.—The bank statement shows that In tivu days loan# have increased $11,274,S00 deposits have increased $12, 131,000 the reserve has increased $10,500 the surplus^ ha«\ decreased $3,016,000 the ex-1'nlted States deposits huve decreased $35,000,073. After a -thorough discussion of the water question and the danger to the city from fire in case the company does, as it has threatened, and shuts off the water on March 28 of this year at the close of its six months contract with the city for furnishing water at the rute of $900 per month, George Haw moved that a committee consist- Ing of five men be appointed to pre pare articles of incorporation and a franchise to be presented to those pres. ent at yesterday's meetings and by them to be modified or approved and presented to the city council with a view to securing a franchise. It developed from the general ex pression of ideas that the opinion of the greater number of those in the room is that the city must make some provision very quickly for a water works system and that the time re maining is too short to admit of build ing a new plant that the most feasible plan is to purchase the old or present plant and improve it so that it will be in condition to furnish Ottumwa a good water supply. Two plans were men tioned, one being to form a company of local capitalists and buy the plant outright. The other plan was to pur! chase the plant, giving paid up stock as part of the consideration. Mr.Haw's motion was made in order that the bet ter one of these two plans, or a still better one, might be selected by the committee and reported to the meet ing. Willing to Aid. When an expression of willingness to become connected with the com|her pany was asked for a large number signified their willingness to become parts of the company. Others who were backward about saying outright that they would take stock said that they would be willing to do so if all of tue others woulo. It was explained that the request for a statement of the minds of the various men in at tendance at the meeting was not for the purpose of binding any of them to take stock, hut was to get an ex pression of their opinions. Nearly all were of the same mind and stated that if a large number of stockholders are secured they would take part In the company. Committee Meets Today. A meeting of the committee was called for today, at the office of J. H. Merrill, and work is now progressing on the proposed articles of incorpor ation and franchise. Would Include Many. Major Mahon advises inviting every tax-payer, every man who is interest ed in the welfare of the city of Ottum wa, to become a part of the company. The next meeting, notice of which will be given beforehand, will be open to all. RACINE MAN KILLS WOMAN. Mrs. Ruby Reibon Killed By Robert Hebelwaite—Shoots Himself. Racine, Wis., Feb.18.—Robert Hebel waite, a widower, shot and instantly killed Mrs. Ruby Reibeon on the street. He then turned the revolver on him self and blew the top of his head off. He was a boarder at the woman's house and a quarrel with the woman's husband is supposed to have led to the tragedy. FREEZES IN RIVER. Hunter Meets Death in Ice After Skiff Capsizes. Belleville, 111., Feb. 18. —Theophtlus Thompson, a leading society man and son of Cyrus Thompson, president of the Harrison threshing machine works of this city, was frozen to death on a hunter's sktft in midstream in the Okaw river, W su- *ttiL TRIAL PROGRESSING SLOWLY. Woman on Stand Tells Her Story Amid Sobs and Tears. Centerville, Feb. 18.—(Special.)— After many hours upon the witness stand, during which she broke down complyetely when asked if Bhe shot her husband, Mrs. Krebbs was called to the stand this morning when court convened, and her testimony completed. During the greater part of the day yesterday Mrs. Krebbs, on trial for the murder of her husband at Jerome on October 23, 1902, was kept oh the stand and in the presence of the throngs of people who uad crowded the court room between her sobs and tears told her story. Mrs. Krebbs' Story. Mrs. Krebbs stated that she fiad been married to John Krebbs in 1891 and that during their married life he had at various times made threats up on her life. According to the ruling of the court testimony as to all spe cific acts of cruelty were excluded from the evidence. However, in her story she told of the threats made by her husband against her life. Cause of the'Tragedy. During the first part of the testi mony Mrs. Krebbs told of the acts and events that led up to the shooting. She said that her husband made a criminal assault upon her daughter Lena two days before the shooting and that she decided that she would have to leave him. She claimed that the day before the shooting she came to Centerville to consult a lawyer about getting a divorce. After talking with the lawyer about the divorce she de cided that she would give it up and try to live with him longer. She went home and her daughter told her that her husband had been home while she was gone and asked where she was. The daughter said that she had told her father that "she had gone to Cen terville to get a divorce," and that thej father replied "indeed" and left the house. Threatened Wife. The defendant then testified that: the father did not return home until about 7 o'clock in the evening and, came up to her and uttering an oath,! shook his fist in her face and then left the house. Was Afraid of Husband. Mrs. Krebbs said she was afraid of her husband and that night slept on! a straw tick on the floor. She said that he slept in the bed and got up! several times in the night and drank beer and whiskey. He got up about 5 o'clock and built a fire,: am in to he he re a I was slepeing and threw a cup of water on her. He then went into the room: where Mrs. Krebbs was and threw wa-1 ler on her. Mrs. Krebbs stated that she had not taken her clothes off during the night and had not slept a wink.' She got up and was going to take some dry clothes to Lena when sho alleges that Krebbs came in andj knocked her down. Sne stated that he then choked her ana asked her if she had been to see a lawyer about ', getting a divorce and it' she had told-.mont about his actions with Lena. She said yes and he replied that he would fix' her and fix her now. He then ran from the house and tho defendant said she thought he had goiie to get a wea on it to he Sho stated that she then picked up the gun to scare him off and went to' the door, and that he grabbed the muzzle of tho gun, when it wa3 dis charged. She said she did not really know the gun was loaded. She stated that he fell backwards and she ran to him and screamed: "Oh John, I did not mean to hurt you. I only want ed to scare you off. I was afraid you would kill me." When asked to take the gun and I show the jury tho position in which! he he it a id ha id no want to touch it and burst into tears. Cross Examination. On the cross examination it devel-j oped that Mrs. Krebbs has been mar-1 ried three times. The first husband' she is divorced from and he was the! father of her dajghter, Lena. The! second husband killed in a coal mine. She is a German woman and husband, John Krebbs, was a Ger- man. In her examination in chief she denied all damaging statements that state witnesses had sworn to hav ing heard her make. The case is progresing slowly ow ing to the frequent breakdowns of Mrs. Krebbs. ATTEMPTS OWN LIFE. Prisoner at Knoxville Tries to Entj His Existence. Knoxville, February 18.—(Special) —John Strens of Morgan Valley, who is being held in the county jail to await the action of the grand jury on the charge of incest, preferred by his 13-year-old daughter, attempted suicide yesterday for the second time since his Incarceration in jail February 2. Thursday night he secured a rope, which was along the corridor just outside his cell, and by burning it in two with a match, pull ed up the slack and tied it around his neck and dropped to within a l'ew inch es of the floor. Had not the night jail er arrived almost immediately his at tempt would have been successful. Frank Baird, a fellow prisoner, and the jailer cut him down and a physici an succeeded in reviving him. Yester day he climbed up on the grating at the window and threw himself back ward upon the floor, thinking he could break his neck or crush his skull so that death would follow. It is thought Strens is insaue. State of Ohio, City of Tyledq, Lucas Couuty, 8s. Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he Is tho senior partner of the firm of 1\ J. Cheney & Co., doing business In the City o: ioledo, Couuty and State ,aforesaid, and that Bald flrui wilt pay the sum of ON 10 liyNUKlSD UOJ.l.AUS for each and every cafie of catarrh that canuot be cored by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure. KKANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and subscribed In my J8Sti. reseucc, this Uth day of December, A. D. -. A. \V.. GLKASON, I Seal] Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken-Internally and acts directly on the blood and inucoas surfaces of the system. Send for testlmo" nlals, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold by all Druggists, 75c. Hall's family Pills are the best. It is expected of a gopd jnafl, that he will strain himself to support his own advice. 1 4 Vh^ 7 When you are in Belknap go and see what the Hardware Man is doing.... He is selling Red Jacket Pumps just as though there wasn't a pump in Iowa. The Red Jackets are all right and give the very best of satisfac tion. If you have a pump that don't work just right he can fix it or sell you one that won't get wrong. v\ ,y•/•••-' A. W. Martin, Belkuap, Iowa. LEGAL.. Notice of Amended Articles of Incor- y* **v ^0*v if'« 'U poration of Janney Manufac- I turing Company. Notice is licrt'liy glvm that on Ihp 22(1rh iliiy of nccemlror. A. D.. l'JO'J, tlio Jnnnoy^ Mmiufnrtmlnj Compnuy of Ottumwn, Iowa. Ix'iuc thereunto duly nuthorl/ed stockholders' meeting, amended Its arLi-','' .V eles of Incorporation Increasing the ntithor-ispsif Ized capital stock of said corporation trovaagS&&3jfi, one hundred and twent.v-flve thousand doipSffijp tar*, to one hundred seventy-five dollars: divided Into shares of one hu di'ed dollars each. All increased stock lie paid for in full before Issued and bhl(t"" *.y amended articles have lieen duly filed. corded and approved as by law provided. Otherwise the provisions, ot said artlvlfflS^'i® are not changed. February "J. 1!K)3. G. C'AMl'KKLL .tAXNET, Picsidcnt." J. M. MAKI.KY, Secretary. To Mm\v 1 i£oy IMIPIIC KMrn Hjiwthorno, John Mnrlon C. Soars. Jnoob Sours, Silas C\ Uanisey, (toorjro fiodfroy, nnil the un known wives, widows-, exocutors, admins-^/ trntors, legators, heirs at law. grantees .^4 successors ami assigns of said Marion Sears. John II. Laclo, Jacob Soars and SI his Itainsey, and tbo unknown claim ants to tho southwest quarter northeast quarter of section 23, and the south 30 acres of tho southeast quarter southeast quarter, and all that part of the southwest quarter southeast quarter not included in $ tho town of Marysvlllo. in section 15, ail in township 7.'», ningc 12 west, iu Wapello county. Iowa: You and each of you are hereby notified that the petition of plaintiff (Moment row ell is now on «le In the office of tho clerk of the district court of Wapello county*. Iowa, claiming to be the absolute owner in foe simple of tho premises above de scribed, and that you and each of yon have no right, title or Interest therein, and asking that his title be quieted: also ask ing that a mortgage made to Jacob Seara ami two mortgages to Silas C. Ramsey on portions of said premises be decreed paid and to bo satisfied, and that Adam and Susannah Soars prior to 18T»5 became the owners of tho interest of Marion C. Sears in portions of said property. And that unless you appear and. defend thereto on or before noon of the second day of tho next term of said court, to bo begun and held at the court house in Ot tumwa, Iowa. «m March 20th, 1!)03. a de-^ fault will bo taken against you and judg^vH^ and decree rendered as prayed. Dated February rth, IftOJl. M'KUIOY & M'KLUOY, Attorneys for Plaintiffs. Executor's Kfbtlce. Notice is hereby given to all persons in»: terested. that on the StU day of January, A. 1)., 1003. the undersigned was appointed by the clerk of the district court of Wapcl lo county, Iowa,, executor of the estate of Frederick Harness, deceased, late of snlt county. All persons Indebted to said estate will make payment to the under signed, and those having claims against the same will present them, legally aUthcn* tlcatod to said court for allowance. Dated January 8, *^13 FUICD II. MOYKU. KxecutOl Estray Notice. Taken up as an estray by Ceo. TV. Svlr vester, at Ills reslilenee in Pleasant. town-: slii)), Wapello eutmty, lown, on the 3d tiny of February, liln:!. tifteen head of steers, deserllied as follows: One spotted roun steel-, teu red steers with white faees, four red steers, only two of the lot have horns. So marks or brands observed, and vulued at per head liy (J. \Y. Sylvester and Clarenee C. ISoyd. and posted before*J. T. —eMlmi, justice of the peine. .4,4® 1. II. HAMMOND, The packers did not announce what their next step would be. MISS HULDA CLARK TO MARRY" Nuptials of Former Prima Donna and Frederick S. Flower. New York, Feb. 18.—Hilda Kath eryn Clark, former prima donna of the Bostonians, and Frederick Stanton Flower, nephew of the late Governor Roswell P. Flower, will be married this afternoon at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Edward Clark, 353 Riverside Drive. HONOR MISS ROOSEVELT. I^.akes Her Debut in New Orleans So-ftft ciety Amid Great Brilliancy. New Orleans, La., Miss Alice Roo §£velt's debut in New Orleans society Was made especially brilliant. Last night at the Atlanteans' ball at the French opera house, Miss Roosevelt occupied a specially decorated box. it Read the Courier for news. 5? 3 vt *5i.: tC&'-A K"'i 1 SIP•t. til w* JSi rl«t ,vr —k Original Notice. vV Uorntlo T. IIiuvthornp#y II. Lrtglo,^ I Auditor Wapello Couuty. IS OVERRULED, Demurrer of Beef Trust Abrogated by Judge Groescup. Chicago, Feb. 18.—In the so-called beef trust case Judge Grosscup over ruled the demurrer of the packers and granted the motion for a preliminary, injunction. Attacks Combination. In overruling the demurrer of'the packers, Judge Grosscup said: "There can be no doubt that an agreethent of the defendants to refrain from bidding against each other in the purchase of cattle is a combination in restraint of trade. So also is their agreement to bid up prices to stimulate shipments, intending to cease from bidding when the shipments have arrived. The same, result follows when we turn to a com bination of the defendants te fix prices upon and restrict the quantity of meat shipped to their agents or customers. Such agreements can be nothing less than restrictions upon competition, and therefore combinations in re straint of trade. Thus viewed, the petition makes out a case under the Sherman act."