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TUE8DAY, July 14,1903.
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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
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
®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
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
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.
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
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. ......
$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.
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
"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.
Points Out Good Feeling Among Peo
ple Who Control the Money Market
—The Good Crop Conditions and
Other Encouraging Signs.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
At Convention of Y.
S. C. E. Yester­
day at Denver Resolutions Were
Adopted Favoring Merging With Ep
worth League and
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
-'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
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
"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.
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
"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."
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$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. .•
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
H. Ilillery, It. B. No. 1, City.
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.
Handles Iowa, Missouri and Kansas
Office at Kirksvflle, la. New 'phone
No. 12.
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.
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.
for small family on a farm. No objec
tions to one with small girl. Good
wages. Address "W" care of Courier.
0 hours 0 College buildings. Address
Kartiett' & Tvllng. Fairfield, Iowa.
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
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
The Moss residence at a bargain If bought
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
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.
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
(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.
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