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TUE8DAY, July 14,1903.
EVEN PROSPERITY r-y^l ITHIS 18 INDICATED BY REPORT I OF INTERNAL COMMERCE CONDITIONS. *f -J* *5SJ! ,• S X. lew Department of Commerce and La bor Under Secretary Cortelyou, Is sues Statement Covering Movement fif.Livestock, Grain, Ore, Etc. ,, Washington, D. C., July 13.—Internal commerce conditions, as shown by the Tioi^thly report of the department of commerce and labor through its east ern bureau of statistic^ compare fav orably with the corresponding period If last year. For the month of May receipts o£ live stock at Ave western markets have been larger than either of the two preceding months, a total Of 2,512,501 head having arrived, com pared with 2,461,868 head in April, and 2,346,410 head In March of the current year. The usual course of trade is in the other direction and these larger re ceipts may be partly accounted for by the excellent condition' of pasturage throughout the producing sections, ow ing to the prolonged period of rain fall. For five months ending with May this year, 12,581,790 head of stock had been received at Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha, St. Louis and St. Joseph. 'For the corresponding period in 1902 a total of 12,502,506 head were report ed, showing that this season is fully up to that of 1902 in this branch of trade. In 1901 the receipts amounted to 13, 213,926 head. Prosperous Conditions, If the livestock trade be taken as an Index to economic conditions generally It would seem that a firm and even lev el of prosperity had been maintained with at least fair prospects of continu ance. This view is confirmed by com parison of the movement of livestock from Kansas City and St. Joseph for feeder and country demand. During the five months under consideration 306,974 head were sent, and in 1901, 272,196 head. These figures indicate that the feeding flocks of the stock raising sections tributary to the large slaughtering centers are steadily being rehabilitated. The Wheat Crop. For the crop year up to J.une 2, the "total receipts of wheat at eight mar kets were $228,519,561 bushels, com pared with 211,656,605 bushels in 1902, and 213,083,037 bushels in'1901. These figures cover ten months of the crop year in spring wheat section and 11 months in winter wheat section. They show, however, that for the full crop year, the volume of receipts will un doubtedly exceed those of either 1901 or 1902. The weekly average shipments of flour from Minneapolis for the first twenty-two weeks of the current year was 325,561 barrels, compared with 2£9658 bar/els In -1902, and 278,285 bar rels in 1901. For the week ending with May 9, Minneapolis shipped 209, 562 barrels and 440.505 barrels during the next week. Shipments of grain from elevators at Buffalo for five months ending with May were 31,941,900 bushels compared with 28,162,804 bushels last year, and 24,133,824 "bushels in 1901. Shipments of grain by canal up to the end of May were 2,070,193 bushels, compared with 2,508,436 bushels last season. On-the great lakes 139 ports report 7,112,814 net tons of freight received, and for the season to the end of May 10,639 B17 net tons compared With 10,' 692,996 net tons in 1902. The volume of' traffic Is, therefore, practically as large as last year's in spite of the somewhat later opening of navigation this year. Shipments of iron ore to the end of May were 4,014,103 tons, compared With 5,113979 tons in 1902. Traffic through the Saulte Ste. Marie canals reached a total of 6.839,856 net tons to May 31 this year, as compared with 6, 764,893 net tons to May 31 this year, compared with 6,764,893 net tone in 1902 ®a'n Reported. At the' North Atlantic seaboard the four ports of Boston, New York, Phil' adelphia and Baltimore report 106,250,' 012 bushels of grain received, includ' lng flour 'and meal reduced to bushels, for five months ending with May. Last year's receipts were 80,348,432 bushels, being a gain of 25,811,580 bushels. Inspected receipts of grain at Port land, Me., for five months were 5, 890,756 bushels, of which 1,378,865 bushels came from American sources, and 4,511,891 bushels from Canadian eources. Coastwise coal shipments from five seaboard points to coastwise destina tlons show that 9,982,435 tons were carried during the four months end ins with April, April only contribut- ing 2,954,614 tons. Receipts at Bos ton for five months this year were 2, 633,812 tons, compared with 1,951,K. tons a year ago. Lumber Receipts Lumber receipts at New York have fallen from 190,869,634 feet for the first 21 weeks of 1902 to 166,064,889 feet for the same period in 1903. This de cline was due, primarily, to disturbed conditions of the building trades in New York market. The total available supply of cotton on May 31 this year was 10,567,508 bales. This exceeds receipts for. the preceding year, which were 10,360,617 bales, as well as 9,815,674 bales in 1901. The sources of receipts this sea son were as follows: 2,804,083 bales from Texas, 3,513,806 bales from the gulf states, and 4,034,545 bales from the Atlantic states. THE COUNTY TAXES COUNTY AUDITOR HARRY HAM MOND AT STATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL IN DES MOINES. How the State Valuation is Adjusted and the Per Cent of Taxation In Each County Determined—Wapello Coun ty Paid Nearly $25,000 Last Year. County Auditor Harry Hammond left for Des Moines this afternoon to be present at the meeting of the state executive council, which convened at the state capital this morning. The state executive council is composed of Governor A. B. Cummins, State Treasurer Gilbert S. Gllberton and State Auditor B. F. Carroll. The coun cil meets as a board of equalization to adjust the comparative valuation of the property In* the various counties of the state. The various city and township as sessors when they have completed their task of estimating the value of the property in the district to whioh they are assigned, make their returns to the county auditor, who, In turn, reports to the state auditor. The ex ecutive council meets and canvasses the reports of each county as com pared with the returns of its neighbor ing counties and the other counties of the state. If the returns of any one appears to be too low or too high as compared with the others the valua tion is raised or lowered and the re vised valuation reported back to the county auditor. The Tax Per Cent. ?'/$ This revised valuation is then made the basis by the county auditor in figuring what shall be the per cent of taxation in the county. When this is computed the valuation of the property of each individual owner of the county as returned by the assessor is multi plied by the tax per cent and the re fault is the amount which that citizen will be called upon to pay as his pro portionate share of the expenses of state and.county government. Adjust Railroad and Telegraph Poles. It is the duty of the state council al so to adjust the valuation of the rail road and express property and the telegraph and telephone lines, the op erations of which are not confined to any one single county. The sessions last for several days. The various county auditors are usually present and are given a hearing in case it is believed that the county assessment is too high or too low. It is of course to the advantage of the county to secure as low a valuation for the county as possible. Last year Wapello county paid into the state treasury as he proportionate part of the state expenses nearly $25, 000, while the total amount of the tax raised for all purposes was over $300, 000. Mr, Hammond does no know on what day Wapello county will be given a hearingbut he hopes to get through the business of the county before the council tomorrow and be able to re turn at once to the big task pf figur ing out what each citizen owes to the county for the privilege of being a res ident and a property holder. ...... S#-' $49.25 to California and Back. Via the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul and Union Pacific line. August 1 to 14, 1903. Tickets good on the overland limited and two other fast trains between Chicago and San Francisco. Ask the nearest ticket agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail way for additional information. F. A. Miller, General Passenger agent, Chicago. The county attorneys of the state will meet at Des Moines July 16 and 17, at the same time as the Iowa State Bar association. Read the Courier for- news. DECENCY IN CITIZENSHIP President Roosevelt's View as Expressed in Fourth of July Address at Huntington, "So, now, If a man isn't decent, he is not only useless, but a menace. So in the civil war if a man didn't have loyalty he was dangerous in proportion to his ability. And in civil life we want' first the spirit of decency, and the Bpirlt that makes a good husband, a good father, a man who acts squarely to his neighbors and to the state. The worst crime in this nation is dis honesty in public or private life, and there is no excuse for dishonesty, what ever the attributes may be. "One of the worst and most dangerous traits common today is to deify smartness as meaning ability that lacks decency. Everyone knows some one—someone else, that is—of whom it is said, 'Oh, yes, he is a little crooked,, but he's dreadfully smart.' It speaks equally ill for the man who commits, the crime and for the miserable creature that condones him. We need not only dislike wrongdoing, but we need the spirit that hunts the wrongdoing down. "So we want nrst decency—more no man. should ask, and less no man should have. But that is not enough, for if we are good but timid we shall not amount to much. Cloistered virtue don't count for much in this American life. If any man's virtue is so frail that it only serves in his own study it doesn't do any good. We need in civil life as well as in the great war that robust power" for right that makes war against wrong. No amount of complaining will help. We have got to gp out and make things better and we can't do it unless we are middling decent ourselves. "But these qualities of decency and spirit of fight are not enough. I don't care how decent a man is. or how brave he is, if that man's a fool you can do nothing with him. So, in addition, we need the saving grace of com mon sense. It is true in war it is true In peage."—President Roosevelt's Ad dress at Huntington, L. I., Celebration on the Fourth. 0DTL00K IS GOOD HENRY CLEWS IN WEEKLY LET TER, SAYS FINANCIAL CONDI TIONS ARE BRIGHT. I I 'I.' -••fcivVS' Points Out Good Feeling Among Peo ple Who Control the Money Market —The Good Crop Conditions and Other Encouraging Signs. :v New York, July 13.—Henry Clews, in his weekly market letter, says: Midsummer quiet has prevailed in the stock market to an unusual degree. This general apathy of buyers does not require much explanation. Many are absent on vacations some are recup erating from recent losses a few have increased their holdings on the de cline, and all are. waiting for some fresh stimulus that will bring an up ward reaction. There is some reason for expecting that a partial recovery at least is near at hand.. It has been rece ognized for months past that money and crops would be the dominating factors in the markets of 1903, and In the crop situation there has been' a distinct improvement that sooner or later must exert an effect upon stock exchange values. The momentary sit uation has, of course, been greatly re lieved and strengthened by the heavy liquidation of the last six months the improvement in this respect being much greater than indicated by the weekly statement of the Associated Banks, or even by the returns of the national banks of the country, publish ed in response to the last call by the comptroller. The banking capital of the United States has not only been greatly enlarged during the past year, but there has been an important in crease in circulation, and the banks now have their resources under better control than for a long period. Per haps the greatest strengthening in the monetary situation has came from the payment of heavy foreign loans, of which no statistical record such as the weekly bank statement is available and which consequently escapes atten tion except by the initiated. Our bor rowings abroad, however, are a' great many millions less than In 1901, and our ability to promptly redeem those obligations has vastly improved our credit abroad a factor that-will count In our favor in the future ,for London already shows more partiality to,make advances on American stocks, in the flood of pessimism which has lately broken loose, it is forgotten that cura tive forces have been quietly at work along with the decline the injured be ing still unoccupied with their own bruises and the uninjured naturally re gaining confidence slowly after the shock of a thirty to forty points de cline. Nevertheless, the cure has been going-on just the same, and is likely to show tangible results when other con ditions favor. Better Feeling Noticeable. There is now a distinctly better feeling amongst those who control the money market, and fear of ex treme stringency during the coming fall is much less acute. Beyond pos sibly the usual firmness and activity witnessed during the crop-moving per-" iod, there is likely to be little distur bance while the limited volume of speculation in stocks and the less capital required to carry them makes pressure from that quarter more re mote than usual. This explains the absence of concern at recent gold ex ports. Gold usually goes abroad at this season, and a slight advance in money rates would quickly stop the efflux besides, we are always pro ducing gold in large sums, and the annual Klondike output is now begin ning to arrive. When anxiety concerning the money market is. fully removed than the real key to the situation will be the harvest. If this proves satisfactory we are sure of a partial recovery from recent depression, if not another year of general posperity. Just now all ad vices concerning the crops are of a most encouraging''nature. A large wheat crop and good demand for the same are practically assured. Corn is reported progressing rapidly under highly favorable growing weather. Damages from flood have been infini testimal, compared with the great ad vantage of abundant rains while late cotton and late corn are both rapidly making up for lost time. Six or seven good growing weeks remain, and nothing short of a second serious drouth—something unknown in a single season—can prevent a good harvest. Of course there is danger of early frost but this is no greater than usual, and the chances of es cape are certainly even. To those who calculate upon short crops, therefore, the chances are decidedly adverse. The farmer perhaps can afford to be a pessimist, as he usually is for nature regulates his production, and hie wins whether his prophecies be right or wrong but the merchant, the manufacturer and the speculator are obliged to balance chances with great er accuracy and freedom from all pre judice. Crop Conditions Improving. Since crop conditions are more fa vorable the principal uncertainy to be considered is a possibility of furth er liquidation caused by the disturb ing effect of the cotton' corner and the international situation as re vealed by Russia's aggressions in Man churia. The latter deserve closer at tention than hitherto given. It is ap parent our government is alert to the importance of pressing the open door in China and the integrity of that vast empire as a future market of Immense value to the United States. Russia's designs upon Manchuria with ner established policy of rigid exclu sion area direct menace to the future commercial and industrial interests of the United States, and nobody better appreciates this fact that our astute secretary of state, Mr. Hay. There are plain rumblings of friction between this country and Russia, who evidently fears our inevitable domination of the Pacific but they need-cause no spe cial anxiety, and certainly cannot prove of serious consequence to the stock market. Russia is financially weak, having committed herself to unprofitable railroad and industrial THIS OTTTfJdTW'A COTDTliER. to the verge of bankruptcy. She Is in no condition to invite war yith any first class power the result of which would certainly be defeat and. prob able dlsmembership of a loosely con nected empire. There is therefore lit tle or no danger of serious difficulty with Russia, and alarmist newspaper reports may be read with equanimity. The plain dealing and firmness of American diplomacy will probably ac complish what we desire without seri ous friction so far as a stock market factor the Russian incident should not receive undue weight though it might easily developed sufficient Importance to interfere with ordinary speculative movements. In the absence of unfavorable de velopments prices should soon begin to work gradually to a higher level there being a number of good, well seasoned railroad stocks that are an investment purchase on all decided de clines. The industrials, it need hardly be said, are not in high favor the col lapse of many of these and the fact that they are more susceptible to the effects of trade reaction than the rail roads causing more or less discrim ination in favor of the latter. AFTERTAX DODGERS EXPERT AT WORK INVESTIGAT ING BOOKS OF WAPELLO COUNTY ASSESSORS. J. W. Peisen, Representing Indianapo lis Firm of Tax Ferrets, to Collect Back Taxes Due the County—Work Will Take Six Months. Wapello county will doubtless rea lize a greatly increased sum in taxes and a large amount of back taxes will probably be collected as the result of the work of J. W. Peisen of the Fleen er-Carnahan Co., of Indianapolis, Ind., which conducts a tax ferret business in Ohio, Indiana and Iowa. Mr. Peisen has been in the city for the past few days and he has now started upon a complete Investigation of the tax books of the county. He stated this after noon that it will probably take him six months to finish his labors here and in that time he hopes to have finished his work on the books and to have made the collections. Many Outside Mortgages. "There are thousands of dollars due the various counties in Iowa each year that are never collected," stated Mr. Peisen this afternoon. "When the as sessors make their rounds many give them the amount of their local hold ings but withhold from them the mort gages they hold outside of the county. It is to discover these attempts to de fraud the county that we have been en gaged." Can Collect For Five Years Mr. Peisen stated that he estimated the amount of outside mortgages held by Wapello county citizens to be near the million mark. His firm has an organized force at work in all part6 of the thrqe states and that millions annually were turned over to the offi cials which otherwise woul be dodged by the tax payers. The Iowa laws limit the period in which back taxes can be collected to five years and al lows the ferrets fifteen per cent of the collections in pay for their ser vices. ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS HIMSELF Jed King Sufferes Severe Wound In His Hand From Pistol Shot.-'' From Mouday's Daily. Jed King, 716 West Mill street, ac cidentally shot himself this morning with a 32 caliber pistol. The bullet passed through the flesh on the in dex finger of the left hand between the knuckle and the second joint. Dr. E. A. Sheaf who happened to be pas sing at the time the accident oc curred was called in and the wound received prompt medical attention. The wound is painful but it is not believed there is any danger bf ser ious consequences arising. The recent race riots at Evansvllle, following so closely on similar occur rences at Belleville and Wilmington, have caused Paul Lawrence Dunbar, the negro author, to write the follow ing note of protest: "Belleville, Wilmington, Evansville, the Fourth of July and Kishenev, a schemes on a stupendous scale, almost hanging or a new -burnings—somo re MAY FORM MERGER 4 CHRISTIAN ENDEAVORER8 DE SIRE TO JOIN YOUNG PEO PLE'S SOCIETIES. At Convention of Y. P. N i& S. C. E. Yester day at Denver Resolutions Were Adopted Favoring Merging With Ep worth League and B. Y. P. U. The plan of merging the three large young people's societies, the Christian Endeavor, the Epworth League and the B. Y. P. U., was favored In resolutions adopted at Saturday's session of the International biennial convention of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor being held this week at Den ver. The proposition has been broach ed before but this time there seems to be a more united effort than ever before to bring about this result. Ot tumwans prominent in the work for the young- people express different opinions as to the advisability of merg ing the organizations. The Christian Endeavor society is in terdenominational, the young people uniting regardless of creed, while the Epworth league and the B. Y. P. Ti are confined to one church, the former to the Methodist Episcoal and the lat ter to the Baptist. It is argued that with a united effort greater good could be accomplished by the societies. The opinion of some of the leaders in the young people's work in the city is giv en herewith: S. Vest, a prominent worker in the Epworth League of the First Meth odist Episcopal church, when inter viewed in regard to the proposed mer ger of the Christian Endeavor society, the Kpworth League and the Baptist Young People's Union, states that it is not a new occurrence for the Chris tian Endeavor society to suggest that this merger be made, as It has been done before, but with no avail. Mr. Vest says that to his knowledge the Epworth League has never favored such a merger and that it has never cared to change from its present po sition. The Epworth League is flour ishing now and it has been for some time and it can be seen that a merger as the one proposed will in any way benefit it. George Miller Talks. George Miller, president of the Os kaloosa district of the B. Y. P. U. said when talking relative to the proposed merger of the Christian Endeavor Epworth League and B, Y. P. U., that he favors the merging of the three or ganizations from a national standpoint, but it would not be advisable for the local organizations to merge, as that would prompt disregard for the differ ent churches that foster these organ izations. From a national standpoint, that is to say that the three organiza tions meet as one In national conven tion, Mr. Miller is much in favor of the. merger, but otherwise, he states it is not expedient that the societies unite. -'v Favors the Plan. -f.}.'f:: ipeorge McElroy, a prominent "mem be^ of the Christian Endeavor society of! the First Presbyterian church, said injan interview today: ''The original idea when the Chris tian Endeavor society was organized Wiis that it should include members frim all the churches—should be non sectarian. This is still its idea and it is with this in view that the action was taken by the national convention to day. There was a time when the Christian Endeavor society was the on ly young people's society among the protestant churches, but the Epworth League and B. Y. P. U. have beeen or ganized and have drawn upon the members of the churches they repre sent. "Such a union as is proposed would, I think, be beneficial to all concerned." It is a weakness with some women that they act upon the presumption that any old duds will do for home. N E O A O O E S S Paul Lawrence Dunbar Sees Incongruities of Colored Race Celebrating the Fourth. cent outrage against a helpless people, some fresh degredation of an already degraded race. One man sins and a whole nation suffers. And we cele brate. "Like a dark cloud, pregnant with terror and destruction, disfranchise ment has spread its wings over our curious combination and yet one re- brethren of the south. Like the same plete with ghastly humor. Sitting with closed lips over our own bloody deeds, we accomplish the fine irony of a pro test to Russia. Contemplating with placid eyes the destruction of all the declaration of independence and the constitution stood for, we celebrate the thing which our own actions proclaim we do not believe In. "But it Is over and done. The Fourth is come and gone. .The din has ceased and the smoke has cleared away. Nothing remains but the litter of it all and a few reflections. The skyrocket has ascended, the firecrackers have burst, the Roman candles have sputter ed, the 'nigger chasers'—a pertinent American name—have run their course and we have celebrated the nations birthday. Yes, and we black folks have celebrated. Dearborn street and Ar mour avenue have been all life and all light. Not even the Jew and the Chinaman have been able to outdo us in the display of loyalty. And we have done it all just because we have not stopped to think just how little it means to us. "The papers are full of reports of peonage in Alabama. Anew and more dastardly Slavery there has arisen to replace the old. For the sake of re-en slaving the negro, the constitution-has been trampled under foot, the rights of man have been laughed out of court and the justice* of God has been made a jest—and we celebrate. '"Every wire, no longer from the south alone, brings us news of a new dark cloud, industrial prejudice glooms above us in the north. We may not work save when the new come foreign er refuses to, and then they, high priz ed above our sacWflcial lives, may shoot us down with impunity. And yet we celebrate. "With citizenship discredited and scorned, with violated homes and un heeded prayers, with bleeding hands uplifted, still sore and smarting from long beating at the door of opportuni ty, we raise our voices and sing, 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee.' We shout and sing, while from the four points of the compass comes our brothers' unavail ing cry. And so we celebrate. "With a preacher, one who a few centuries ago would have sold indul gences to the murderers on St. Bar tholomew's day, with such a preacher in a Chicago pulpit, jingling his thirty pieces of silver, distorting the number and the names of our crimes, excus ing anarchy, apologizing for niurder, and tearing to tatters the teachings of Jesus Christ while he cries, "Release unto us Barbaras,' we celebrate. "But there are some who sit silent within their closed rooms and hear as from afar the din of joy come muffled to their ears as on some later day their children's sons shall hear a nation's cry for succor in her need. Aye, there be some who, on this dark festal day, kneel in their prlavte closets and, with upraised and bleeding hearts, cry out to God—if there still lives a God 'How long, O God, how long." "Paul Laurence Dunbar." People appreciate the value Of Courier Want Ads. If they did not they would not pa tronize them. You will b© convinced that the people know a good thing if you will only give the Want Ads. one trial Do it today. TO LEASE. FOR LEASE-A FOUR AND ONE-HALF foot vein of coal, sliaft already sunk. For further particulars address Ilobart Fulis, Klrkvllie, Iowa. FOR RENT. 200 ACRE FARM TO RENT OR SELL clear farms, hotels, city property to sell, rent or trade. T. J. Simpson, Clarks burg, Mo. FOR SALE. FOR SALE-LANDS IN UNION AND AL exander counties, 111., near railroads, schools and churches: only $5 per acre easy terms title perfet. Flthlan Land Co., Newton, 111. FOR SALE—THEE GOOD MILCH COWS and eleven head of young cattle, one mile south of Ashland. A. M. God, El don, Iowa. FOR SALE-A LOVELY HOME AND money for you in famous crazing, fruit and lumber belt healthful scenery de lightful soil unsurpassed In fertility and naturally adapted to all brunches of farming valley farms very cheap write for bargain. J. C. Atkins, Route 13, Surn merville. Mo. FOR SALE -THREE BLACK AND white female pointer pups. Best field stock. John Erbacher, Main and Wapello FOR SALE— TWO WELL IMPROVED five acre fruit farms near city. Inquire Mrs. D. L. McNeal, Rural No. 1,City. FARMS FOk fiALE—CHEAP: TERMS easy write for description. D. Har per, Benton, Mo. FOR SALE—T HAVE ON HANDS AT MY shop at I.ldon, fonr traction engines for sale, one 12 H. P. Stephens, one 10 II. P. Courier Want Ads. only cost one-half cent per word. V-'r Advance, one 10 H. P. Canton Monitor, one 8 H. P. Nichols Shepherd. The Ad vance »n Canton Monitor are thorough ly rebuilt- l'ni] repainted and practically as gnnd as new, and prices are very low. A'.I hi-in'ili'H answered promptly. Come and see them. E. L. Shore, Eldon, Iowa. FOR SALE—320 ACRES STOCK AND grain farm, oil and gas helt. In eastern Kansas, well improved. For information write owner, Geo. II. Lane, St. Paul, No. 2, Kansas. DR. A. J. MUSV1MERT, EYE. EAR, NOSE AX ft THUOAT. CORRECTI.V fifftl FKCE E.UMUM. Excursion to Canada Tuesday, July 21—Rqund Trip, Ot tumwa to Halbrite, Assiniboia, $30. Free meals and free sleeping car. Here is a fine chance to ride through the great wheat fields of Minnesota, North Dakota and Canada at a very low rate. We have recently inspected this Rart of Canada and can truthfully say to our friends that it certainly offers a great chance for doubling their mon ey in land investment. If 'you have anything from $300 up you can secure a piece of this choice wheat land which will before many years bring $40 to $50 per acre. Buy it and let it lay there. It will double your money ev ery two or three years. Remember the date and go with the crowd. .• MORRIS WILLIAMS, Baker Bldg OTTUMWA, IOWA SPECIAL BARGAINS. 18 acres within two miles of city limits, Improved, $3,000. Five acres and six room house and other improvements, $1,700. 1XX) acres three miles from city limits, improved, $12,000. AVe have several Illinois men wanting smcoth, flat, farms. If you have one and wish to sell, 'give us a list soon. We also want small houses in the city for cash customers. We have good Missouri and South Dako ta farms for sale cheap. If you are in want of one see us before buying and save money. AMERICAN LAND CO. COURT AND SECOND STREETS. FOR SALE. FOR SALE—FARMS IF YOU WANT A farm in a good location and good climate, good churches and schools, good land and good people and good cheap homes, write Taft & Wells, Sclpto, Drew county, Ark. a.ilE YOU DOING WELL? ARE YOU satisfied with your business? If not, con sult us. We have an honest, legitimate business. If you hare $500 to $1,000 cash or have friends, you can make big money at this business. One man made $4,000 in thirty days. Other men are mnklpK thousands. Write or call and Investigate our plan. W. E. Ashby, Norwaad, Lucas Co., Iowa. A WELL IMPROVED UPLAND FARM, one-half creek bottom, tiled out, or some income property to trade for a river bot torn farm, well improved, near school and church preferred. W. A. Zollman, Bloomlield, Iowa. FOR SALE—FINE 480 ACRE STOCK farm, five miles from Hope, North Da kota 100 acres fenced to pasture, with good water year round fair buildings $'25 per acre—a bargain. Ben Walls, Hope, Steele county. North Dakota. FOR SALE-FINE DRIVING TEAM. H. Ilillery, It. B. No. 1, City. GLASSES r£3TiJE 1 Farmers! Ilomeseekors, Reuters, Speculators, buy a Missouri farm ot Morrow & Johnson Laud Co., located at Brashear, Adair county, Mo., All kinds and sizes at various prices. Can loan you money on easy terms at lowest rates obtainable. Our motto: Plain, Legit imate Business In a Common Sense Way. Correspondence solicited. References cheerfully furnished on application. Sat isfaction guaranteed. Yours truly, Morrow & Johnston Land Cd. BRASHEAR, MISSOURI. J. S. CHANDLER, REAL ESTATE DEALER AND AUCTIONEER Handles Iowa, Missouri and Kansas Lands. Office at Kirksvflle, la. New 'phone No. 12. W. WANTED. -L. FARM LOANS WANTED —INVESTORS to loan money on choice farms in Okla homa. Seven per cent net income guar anteed. References furnished and cor respondence solicited. Address Landers & Thomas, Lawton, Oklahoma. AGENTS WANTED FOR DR. DRTJM mond's Lightning Remedies for rheuma tism restores stiff Joints, drawn cords, and hardened muscles, $500 for incurable case. When everything else fails, describe your rase to the Drummond Medicine Co., New York. WANTED-A GOOD HOUSEKEEPER for small family on a farm. No objec tions to one with small girl. Good wages. Address "W" care of Courier. WANTED—UNION BRICK LAYERS: $5, 0 hours 0 College buildings. Address Kartiett' & Tvllng. Fairfield, Iowa. WANTED BRIGHT, INTELLIGENT salesladies experienced and unexperinced. Must be well recommended. Apply at once. W. J. Donclan & Co. This Trade is For You. 80 ncre farm noar Wurran. Missouri, to trade for Ottumwu property. This Is a good one improved and lays tine. Trice is right. *120-acre fnrm 0 miles of Ottnmwn, $55. 00 per acre 80 ncres 8 miles. $50.00 per aero: 11a acres 2 miles, $55.00 per aeve. City property for Rale at bargain prices. Remember we arc the only agents in the eit.v that can soli you Irrigated lauds near the "fJreelnv Colony," Ft. Collins, Colo. Best irrigation system in America. Only $85.00 to $50.00 with perpetual water rights. Go with us in the dry par. of the season and let us demonstrate to you that we have abundant water all the year. This is the best proposition of its kind on the market. O W E N E & O J. Spry. C. Ostertag. L. E. Rogers. Ottumwa Real Estate Co. will sell you choicc homes in any part of city. The Moss residence at a bargain If bought soon. Special price on a vacant lot in Chambers & Conant Ad if sold in ten days. Stop and think of what is doing this year, in Kansas, 1,000,000,000 bushels of wheat, and working day and night to harvest It. Paying from ?2 to $4 per day for men and still you are not happy. AVliyY Because you have not bought. Get ready for next ex cursion, July 21st, and our IJr. Rogers will show you some bargains that are waiting for you. 105 North Court Street. Phone SOT. Ottumwa, Iowa INVESTMENTS IN Such Investments are not speculative. The South Is not new country. Market and shipping facilities are adequate and Hist class. The climate Is mild and favor able. Notwithstanding these and other ad vantages, southern lands are selling for prices far below their real value, and at present prices net large returns on the investment. Fcr a free set of Circulars Nos. 1 to 10, inclusive, concerning the pos sibilities of lands In Kentucky, West Ten nessee, Mississippi nnd Louisiana, on and near the Illinois Central Railroad, for homeseekers and Investors. Address thq undersigned. J. F. MERRY, Ass't Gen'l Pass'r Agent I. C. R. R.( Dubuaue, Iowa. LEGAL. Original Notice. llachel A. Page, plaintiff, vs. William T. Page, defendant. In the district court of the state of Iowa in and for AVapello coun ty. August term, A. D., 1003. To William T. Page, defendant: You are hereby notified that the petition of plaintiff !n the above entitled cause Is now on file'in the office of the clerk of file district court of the state of Iowa, In and for Wapello county, claiming of you a divorce from the bonds of matrimony now existing between yourself and this plaintiff. You are further notified that for cause you are charged therein with habitual drunkenness and cruel and luhuman treat ment. (See petition on, file for particulars.) And that unless you appear thereto and defend before noon of the second day of the next term, being the August term of the said court, which will commence at Ottunvwa, on the 17th day of August, 1003, default will be entered against you and judgment rendored thereon. Dated July 0, 1903. B. W. SCOTT, Attorney for Plaintiff. The Courier for News It-Prints the-Latest. im $ 5^ ^r A U*)