•7.TO THAOE-FOIt HOUSE OK BEST OF
fer, Taylor-Farley organ. In good eondi
tloii. Frnuk l'leive. 10,'tl WcBt Mnlu.
FOR SALK—FARMS, 480 AOHHS 1UKI
gntpft land hi KlUhorn valley. $la per
nciV, one-third cash, Imlnnro five years:
80-noro Improved farm in Oak ereek val
ley, $55 per aero, l'mil II. Holm, 1045 O
street, Lincoln, Nel».
FARM FOR SALK—ONE lirXDRttl) AND
twenty nrrrs two miles south of Web
ster. 1\ 11. M. and telephone connection.
Close to school. Good neighborhood. Fair
improvements. Write or call on D. G.
Strohman, Webster, Iowa.
For samc-oxk malr hog and
brood sow nt my place at Agency. Geo.
FOR SALE—JKRSKY HULL FL)RODORA
King, registered No. (Hi.OSl. two years
old, solid color and perfect individual,
pedigree and photo mailed on application.
W. R. Long, Williamsburg, la.
Lnilv^u( -ex Av*a?W.*
TUESDAY, October 20, 1903.
Let the Want Ad. Do It
IF YOU HAVE ANY AltTKT.K YOU WANT TO ST A
Want ah will ski.i, it. if voi want to nrv ANY
THING GKT A WAXT Al) TO TELL THE PEOPLE YOTJlt
NEEDS AND YOU WILL FIND MANY WHO ARE UKAPY
TO SUPPLY YOU WIT1I MOST ANYTHING YOU MAY 1)E-
I have a lot of plantations in Missis
efppi. a"'l Louisiana listed at prices
which nerthe owner In cash rent from
10 to 15 per cent on the price the land
will cost you. Farms running In size
from 80 up to 4,000 acres at prices from
$5 to $25 per acre. Land which rents
tn cash from S2.50 to $6 per acre. If
interested in the south write me or
come in and 1 will give you full par
ticulars as to lay of land, improve
Excursion on first and third Tuesday
each month, ji* .J
C. OSTERTAG. L. IS. ROGERS.
Ottumwa Real Estate Co.
SEE WHAT KANSAS HAS PRO
DUCED THIS YEAR.
Over one hundred million bushels of
•wheat, arid uow her corn crop is estimated
from one hundred and ninety to two hun
dred million buBheta to sny nothing of her
ftbundanee of rye, o:\l8 and barley.
ftow if yoh wnnt to go down in that
Country it will pay you to see Dr. Rogers
he will go one week from next Tuesday.
If jou buy land your expenses are paid.
The fare is om« fare $2- Improved
fer new lands for sale at bargain prices.
A modern house for rent.
Taylor Building, corner Main and Court
srteets, rooms 5 and ti.
Eight room house, steam heat, good barn,
Hue lot bn West Fourth street, $2,700.
Six room house, good cellar, small barn,
good lot, on West Fourth street, price
Six room house, good lot, West Maple
Nine room house, furnace lieat, fair barn,
'fcood lot on Green street, $2,700.
Seven room liouse, cellar, fair barn, good
lot, on Green street, $2,250.
Double house, twelve rooms and cellar,
tents for $20 per month, $1,800.
Three vacant lots on West Maple avenue
Hear Court street, bargain.
Five acres near city limits, improved,
and well set to fruit, win exchange for
Two vacant lots In Des Moines to trade
Sol- Ottumwa property.
Forty acres Joins city limits on North
Side, for sale at a bargain.
j. JOHN H. SPRY,
1 Office 101 North Court street,
Excursions from Ottumwa to Red
Lake Fails, Aitkin and Carlton, Oct. (i
and 20. We have special bargains in
prairie, meadow and timber lands.
For further particulars please write
Jgl JOHN 1'. Al'I'LKyUIST,"
Tfaveiltig Laud Agent.
128 E. Main St. Ottumwa, Iowa.
DIRT BY MAIL
You can tret good rich black trail in Kttn
Bae,—which, according to government sta
tistics is the bumper State for big cropa
and fine stock, by first making
OR RALE AT
wholesale prices nlsto southern Iowa
lands. If interested write Hllliard & Bra
dy, Osceola, Iowa.
tOR SALE-A SMALL STOCK OF GEX
ernl merchandise in country store. Rood
community will vent or sell building, a
chance of a lifetime. Address D. W. Ves
per, til]end.* MissouVl.
FOR SALF- 20 ACRKt FIUMT FARM
near Fldon. Sold oil' of the place this
year $400 worth of berries, apples, peach
eB and plums. 1'rlce $850. Phil WatUIns,
FOR SALF-80 ACRES NEAR SUMNER,
Iowa, school one mile, among $00 to $80
farms, no better land, $53 per acre takes
it. Write owner, box B, Iviron, Iowa.
fOR SALE—IN SOUTHEASTERN IOWA
200 farms in Jefferson, Keokuk, Wapello
nud Mahaska counties, farms ranging
r. from 80 to 320 acres. Send for descrip
tlon list or call on C. L. Dean, Uedrick,
.--jBALINE COT'NTY TOOK FIRST AT NE
*V.r^ braska fair. Bargains in farms, $35 to
$70 p0l acre other land $G and up a 320
acre bargain in Damson county. F. G.
Jolmson, University Place, Nebraska.
TOR SALE—FARM. 227 ACRES, ONE
mile from Ottuinwa, suitable for stock
or dairy purposes at a price that makes
it. a good investment. Call on or address
l. b. C. Cullen & Co.
DR. A. J. MUMMERT,
EYE, BAR. NOSE AND THROAT.
mall.We have for sale farms and ranches
in every Kansas'county. Prices right
Terms easy, write us now for land list,
iillipi (ft Chsnsy,
FOR SALE—120 ACRE FARM 4V. MILES
west of Independence. Iowa. Good house,
imrn, well, etc. Address J. B. Ilostetter,
CHOICE CORN AND WHEAT LANDS
nud llrst elnss alfalfa lands. In llepiililie
enmity. Knmws, for sale by J. E. Cas
well. Rellevllle, Kansas.
FOR SALE—1.(100 ..CRE SOUTH DAKO
ta ranch, sevenly head of buffalo grass
fed steers for sale In primp condition:
also a one-Half Interest in tile 4,000-aere
South Dakota raneh wliere thcy are fat
tened. TliiR raneh lias Hirer miles of
crook and springs, and is callable every
year of supplying 2.T0 or more head ilf
prime feeders worth $1(1.000. A Anc-hnlf
interest mn.v be obtained for less than
$10,000 cattle taken in part payment.
Address, A. B., Courier, for further par
FOR IMMEDIATE SALE-A Vj 1 NTK.itEST
in 10,000 acres, ten miles from Marist
monastery and large convent and S5 miles
from Winnipeg, Canada, a new railroad,
townslte adjoining tract, title perfect,
soil black, rainfall abundant, only if-1 an
acre: S7."00 cash, and balance in two
payments at per cent. Any single sec
tion can be sold now at $r an acre. In
the wheat belt and capable of raising
2,000 steers annually, or .$70,000. Write
today. Big discount. A. B. Currier, Wa
FARM BARGAINS-INQUIRIES DAILY.
Quick exchanges made. Write us vour
wants. Sperling & Mcintosh,' Paola, Kan-
AN aNTED—A LIVE LAND AND IMMI
«ratlon agent to sell my Colorado ranch
of "0,000 acres in small tracts of I(J0
acres and up. $2.no to $4.r0 per acre.
Liberal commission to light party. Write
A. N. Mitchem, 1II77 N. Spalding. Chica
WRITE IMMEDIATELY FOR PARTICU
lars regarding free homes on government
land. Personally conducted excursions on
llrst and third Tuesdays in each month.
Walter Land Co., Pierre. S. D.
THE LAST CHANCE TO USE YOUR
homestead and ..timber rights: 7.T0.000
acres of government land to be opened
November next nt Cass Lake. Send $1
for full information How to Secure one
of These Beautiful and' Valuable Claims,
some of which are worth thousands of
dollars. Don't, wait until it Is too lute.
Fred (.'lark, Cass Lake, Minn.
Cheapest Excursion of the Year.
Next Tuesday, any point on Hock Island
system in Oklahoma, from Ottumwa, $18
round trip. lCxeellem time to go to see
the country. We are going. Can you go
Py the way we have a 40 aore farm, niee
small improvements and cau sell it to you
at $55.per acre. It is well located in Wa
pello county and is good land. Better buy.
Good mill to trade on land.
Want stock of merchandise on a 200 acre
farm, well located.
Will pay cash for Ottumwa residence
worth from $1,500 to $3,000 if located to
Want 10 or 20 acres near city to trade
for 00 acre farm.
O W E N E & O
In All Legal Matters.
Especially on Marriage and Divorce,
Partnership, Mortgages. Bills of
Sale, Deeds, Bonda, Notes. Stocks,
Mining, Investments, Contracts,
Agreements, Collections, Damages,
Claims, Interest, Homestead, Wills,
Estates, etc., etc. Correspondence
strictly confidential. Address,
Legal Bureau, Dept. H,
1122 Market St., San Fraucisco, Cal.
Mary Sullender was born in Virginia
Dec. 23. 1816. Was married in In
diana in 1835 to Malilon Thomas. In
1836 she joined the Methodist Episco
pal church of which she remained a
faithful member until her death. She
and lier husband moved to Iowa and
lived for many years near Kirliville.
To them were born five children, two
sons and three daughters, J. WI. Thom
as and B. F. Thomas of near Kirk
ville, and Mrs. Roan Spurlock of Os
kaloosa, Kan., Mrs. B. A. Picken, Fort
Collins, Colo., and Mrs. B. H. Broyvn,
Mrs. Thomas died at the home of
her son, J. W. Thomas, early in the
spring, and because the roads were al
most impassable on account of the
mud the funeral sermon was postpon
ed until last Sunday, when it was
preached at the Kirkville M. E. church
by the pastor, Rev. D. F. Stiles, from
the test John 17-24.
Reduced Rates to Twin Cities.
The cheap round trip rates which
have been iii effect via the Iowa Cen
tral Ry. during the summer months
will be continued daily during Octo
ber and November. See acents for
The largest line of underwear we
have ever shown now on sale at The
Pub. Great value in 50c garments
and the best possible value
underwear at $1.00.
^TRADES RPi COUNCIL
BY THE COURIER PRINTING CO.
Founded 8th August, 1848,.
A. W. LEE Publisher
AS. F. POWELL Bnslness Manager
Office: 112 South Market Street.
Telephone (editorial or bnslness office)
Address the Courier Printing Co., Ottnm
rally Courier, 1 year, by mall...$4.00
Semi-Weekly Courier, 1 year 1.50
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
Governor A. B. Cummins.
Lieut. Governor John Herriott.
State Superintendent J. F. Riggs.
Judge Supreme Cburt Chas. A. Bishop,
Railroad Commissioner D. J. Palmer.
REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET.
A. W. Buchanan.
-r- -i J. H. Cremer.
R. P. Dana.
Miss Emma Nye.
C. R. Alien.
F. W. Mills.
The Semi-Weekly Courier Will Here
after Be Issued Three Times a
Week as a Tri-Weekly.
The Ottumwa Courier heretofore is
sued as a Semi-Weekly, wiii hereafter
be issued as a Tri-Weekly, and will be
delivered to subscribers three times
a week, viz: on Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday. The subscription price
will remain the same as heretofore
and subscribers will receive the same
number of pages per week. The Tri
Weekly will be sent out as an eight
1'nis change, which we believe will
be greatly appreciated by our subscrib
ers, has been deemed advisable be
cause of the rapia extension of the
rural route service in the territory oc
cupied by the Courier. Farmers will
get the benefit of late and very com
plete market reports delivered" to their
homes three times per week and the
new arrangement will enable us to
furnish our patrons a later and better
news service than heretofore. Courier
subscribers can hereafter look for
their paper three times per week in
stead of two.
MAJOR LACEY'S MEETINGS.
Congressman John F. Lacey will de
liver an address in South Ottumwa
on the evening of October 30 and will
close the month at Albia.. His meet
ings thus far during the campaign
have, as always before, been well at
tended and interesting. His dates
from the present time until the end of
October are as follows:
October 20—Ollie. •,
October 21—North English.
FACTS FOR WAPELLO
The fact that the democratic party
has substituted national questions for
state issues in the Iowa campaign this
fall has taken the attention of the vot
ers away from some topics in connec
tion with county affairs that should re
ceive careful consideration. Among the
questions that most closely affect the
taxpayers of Wapello county is the ad
ministration of affairs by the board of
supervisors. For several years past
the- business of the county has been
conducted by a republican board or at
least a board with a republican major
ity. Upon the record made during this
time republican candidates for member
of the board are ready at all times to go
before the voters to ask their support.
It is thus that J. M. McElroy, republi
can candidate for re-election as mem
ber of the board, goes before the vot
ers, willing that by his record of the
past three years may be judged his fu
ture course in directing the affairs of
Every person who is at all familiar
with the existing conditions in Wapel
lo county recognizes the fact that dur
ing the past decade there has been a
big development of county interests. It
is also known that in this period there
has been an increase of about one-third
In the business transacted by the board
of supervisors. Inasmuch as the mem
bers of the board are paid according to
the number pf days engaged with the
county business it is interesting to note
the fact that during the year 1901 Mr.
McElroy received from tho county
$466.30 in remuneration for his time
taken in looking after the work of the
board, while the democratic member of
the board in 1891 received for liiu ser-
THE OTTUMWA COURIER.
vices that year $525.0G. Here is a sav
ing to the taxpayers of $58.76 in salary
in a year when the business of the
county had increased at least one-third.
Blit another question that closely
affects the taxpayers is that of taxes.
As an Instance of how closely the re
publican board has guarded against
any increase in the tax levy we cite
the county and state levy for the past
1900 19.6 mills
•. 19.6 mills
1902 19.8 mills
190d 19.3 mills
It is seen' by the above figures
that the tax levy for Wapello
county has varied only .5 of a mill
between the maximum and minimum
assessment during the past four years
and that tlie levy for this year is just
of a mill less than it was last
year. The records of the county
show that during this time about $75,
000 of the county's indebtedness has
been liquidated, $40,000 of this being
paid off last year. This is the way in
which the republican board of super
visors has been looking after the busi
ness of the'county and conducting it
in the interest of the taxpayers.
As a member of the board that has
accomplished these and many other
things in the interest, of the taxpay
ers of Wapello county Mr. McElroy
comes before the voters asking for re
election to that office. As a business
proposition It must be conceded that
it is to their interest to retain a man
in the service of the county who lias
shown his ability to candle the public
affairs in such a business like and
economical a manner.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Sigafoose of El
don, are visiting with Geo. Rambo and
other relatives in this vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Emerv and Mr.
Brown and wife of Ottumwa, stopped
at this place a short time Sunday,
while on a business trip on their au
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
E. O. Hedrick drank some blueing fluid
Thursday while playing in the kitch
en. Dr. W. G. Bassett of Leando was
immediately called and administered
the proper remedy and It is thought
no harmful effects will result.
Attorney Ed Irish of Keosauqua was
at this place and Leando Friday on
The Douds-Leando Southwestern
Telephone company, composed of lead
ing farmers and business men, has in
corporated. Their line runs southwest
from this place' and Leando. The of
ficers are C. R. Dyer, president J. O.
Boyer, vice president James Wains
cott, treasurer, and AV. E. Russell, sec
James Mercer and A. L. Doud were
at Keosauqua Saturday.
North English, Oct. 19—Mr. and Mrs.
Steffey of Marengo were over Sunday
guests here at the B. B. Browii
Miss Josepha Greeley, who has been
living at Delta and is just recovering
from an attack of typhoid fever, arriv
ed here Sundnv morning and is at the
home of her grandmother, Mrs. Jacob
There-was another freight train
wrecked about three miles east of
North English last Saturday after
noon. Nine cars wore thrown from
the track but no one was hurt in the
Miss Ida O'Brien came down from
Deep River and spent Sunday with
Mrs. Bess E. Graham returned to
her home at Montezuma Saturday'af
ter a week's stay with her parents at
Mrs. Lizzie McCalla is visiting rela
tives at Ottosen.
Sigourney, Oc t. 3 9.—The members of
the Shakespeare club and a few in
vited guests were entertained infor
mally Saturday evening at the hospi
table home of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Ut
terback. A characteristic good time
was enjoyed by this coterie of con
Miss Grace Hankins started this
morning for Mt. Pleasant, where she
will enter the Iowa Wesleyan univer
Clarence Rentfro was an over Sun
day visitor at the parental home.
Miss Clara McWIlliams of South
English is helping County Superinten
dent E. Miller in his office work until
Mrs. Margery Wyles of the Sun
Flower state, is visiting her sister,
Mrs. D. T. Stockman and other rela
Mrs. Jennie Gibbons is recovering
from her recent illness.
Caroline Wickenkamp was called to
Council Bluffs on account of the dan
gerous illness of her sister.
M. A. Harrod took the south bound
train Saturday morning for Ottumwa.
He will return this evening.
At the first meeting of the season
of the Sigourney Woman's club, Mes
dames E. B. Rosslter and F. S. Yerger
were elected as delegates ,,tO the sixth
district convention to be1 rield at Oska
loosa, Nov. 17.
Mrs. H. F. AVickham of Iowa City
who has been visiting with Mrs. A. P.
Johnson, will returned to her home
Mrs. AVm. A'eitch of South Ottumwa
is making an extended visit with her
daughters, Mrs. B. C. Munteer and
Mrs. W. H. Robinson
Mrs. Laffer and daughter, Mrs. R.
Peters, of Lebanon, Ind., and Mrs. Nate
Spencer of Oskaloosa, are guests at
the E. Loffer home.
H. H. Hankins, who is teaching
school at Riverside, spent Sunday at
his father's home ill Sigourney.
The Sigourney Ladies' Bachelor club
3 Out* famous S10 Cloak
looks, fits, and wears like
a $15 garment made of a
f|| high grade merican Ker^
^5 sey, with half fitting or
S loose box back, large
sho uder, capes strapped
and button trimmed, guar-
|j| anteed satin lining. This
Cloak comes in black and
the most popular colors
and is certainly a wonder
2 at the price—
Douds, Oct. 19.—Henry Sadler, who
is employed with the C., R. I.
road bridge carpenters, spent Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. John Bell and familv
and Li. Hall of Eldon visited Mrs. Bell's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. R. McCrary,
We are selling- a regular $7.50 grade fine
3 Sable Scarf with six tails,
Child's Velvet Coat
A beautiful Velvet Coat like cut.
trimmed with large French Medal
lions and Fancy Buttons,
We Are Sole Agents
For the Celebrated VV. B. Corset.
Ask for No. 504, the correct full
gored, straight front, medium
height bust, long hip,
A splendid line of Ladies' and
Children's Fancy and Plaid Golf
Gloves, at a
Sample line $1.25 and $1.50 grade
guaranteed French Kid Gloves,
while they last,
was entertained by Miss Addle Utter
back Saturday afternoon by a taffy
Mrs. T. C. Cunningham of Washing
ton is makintr a visit with her many
friends and old acquaintances in Sig
ourney the guest of Mrs. L. A.
Mrs. Morgan Jones of Richland, vis
ited last week with her sister, Mrs.
Fred Gordon of Cedar Rapids, spent
Sunday with friends in Sigourney.
John M. Jones, who at one time was
county recorder of this county, but
who now resides ut Clay Center, Neb.,
spent Sunday fii Sigourney. He has
been away a quarter of a century.
J. F. Rigg, candidate for state su
perintendent of public instruction, re
turned Saturday night from the North
eastern Iow/i Teachers' association.
Floiis, Oct. m._Mesdnmes II. L. anil F.
M. Stevens iiiul sister, Mrs. Straw, of flii
ciiso, were shopping hi Ottuinwa Friday.
liiy. Ayulter Qul^ley and little daughter,
o£ Eldon, wen: calling oil Floris friends
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Plank were called
to I'ulaskl Wednesday by tlie death of
Mrs. I. T. Plank.
Lowell Anderson spent Sunday with his
parents at Pulaski.
John Owens and Homer Plank were In
Kldon Friday evening.
Mrs. Carrie Wright, of Eldon, Is visiting
at the McC.lure lioine.
Miss Fanny Itouch, who Is teaching
school at Pulaski, came home Friday to
spend a few days.
You can get underwear at almost
any price, but we have made extra ef
forts to get the best 50c and $1.00 val
ues in the market. We paid 7 per
cent more to get the best and are sell
ing at these prices. The Hub.
DR. E. J. LAMBERT
Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat and
Glasses Fitted and Furnished.
Lelnhton Blk. OTTUMWA. IOWaITIIG WHlt
E E I I S
BEST $10 CLOAK ON EARTH
A Special Value %l
:v In Fine
A high grade Eibeline Suit in the
very latest Louis XIV style, Jacket
with two capes, trimmed with fan
cy Silk Braid, stylishly flared
skirt with stitched seams and foot
A grand showing of White and Fan
cy Vesting Waists at P» A A
$1.98 to D.UU
A fine showing of beautiful Even
ing Waists of all Silk Peau De
Cryne, trimmed with Silk Fringe
and Persian Bands at -t (J AA
$ 7 5 0 $ 1 0 0 0 $ 1 2 5 0 an
We have reduced our entire line
$1.25 beautiful Novelty Suit
ings to a yard
The "Viyella" 32-inch guaranteed
non-slirinkable Flannels for Shirts,
shirtwaists, dressing sacques, etc.,
The Safest Investment
107 N Court St.
Ladies' $9 Cloak
This Jacket is loose back,
made of all wool Kersey,
with double cape, thor
and well lined..
Misses' and Children's full
length Meltoh cloth Coats, S
neatly trimmed with braid
and buttons, size 4 to 14
Msises' and Children's very handsome vel
a A A
Melton Cloaks at
Take a Look
A big new line of Ladies' beautiful
Black Velvet Hats, trimmed with
ornaments, plumes and Silk Rib
bons, regular $6.00 and
$7.00 values, choice ....
Only a few left,, of the $2.50 line
Ladies' very stylish Walking Hats,
which we are running
You can be suited easily in our Mil
linery department at a much, lower
price than elsewhere.
Boy's extra heavy Fleece
lined Union Suits at'
Children's good weight Jer
sey ribbed Union Suits ...
Ladies' Jersey Ribbed Union. Suits
in. Ecru, Silver and White, Silk
Tape, crochet edge,
Ladies' best 50c grade heavy weight
Fleece Lined Shirts and
any man can make is to get a policy in the dependable.)
Pacific Mutual Insurance Co*
It Protects a Man's Family,
It Helps Him When Afflicted,
It Shows he is Progressive.
The advice of good business men is always in favor of
the best life insurance.
These policies are classed as the best.
The local agent will tell you anything you want to
to know about it.
T. H. CORRICK, General Agent,
1 The McE roy Restaurant
is a most desirable place for a well prepared meal.
The hungry man is the fellow that is looking for something good
to eat. He will always find it at this place. We serve everything
in season and in good style.
McELROY & McCABE, Pr6p«etf^
109-111 South Market Steet. ^||3
We carry the "Ypsilanti" Under
wear in all grades from
$1.25 up to ....
gle or double
'W 75c ij*
Day and Night
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