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ri TUESDAY, April SB. 1908. vfp* m. Get Your Dinner at McCabe's Restaurant Main Street, Two Doors East of Market. Ladies' Dining Room and Short Order Counter. PREACH GOOD ROADS ifc THE BURLINGTON "GOOu ROADS SPECIAL" MAY HOLD CONVEN TION IN OTTUMWA. FSf., Wapfltto County Good Roads Assoc!* tlon Held Annual Meeting Saturday —Address by Hon. T. G. Harper, of Burlington—-Elect Offloero. Ottumwa Is" one of the six cities In Iowa where It is planned for the Bur lington "Good Roads Special" to make a stop and hold an all-day convention of three sessions for the purpose of preaching the gospel of good roads to the merchants of the city and the mer chants of this vicinity. It is expected sthat a representative of the National Good Roads association will be in the city this week to take the matter up with the local business men and make the necessary arrangements. Although no official notice has yet 4een received, Hon. T. G. Harper of Burlington, who spoke at the meeting of the Wapello Qood Roads association Saturday afternoon and who assisted In making the arrangements for the big convention to be held at Burlington May 12, stated that he understood that the plan was to hold conventions In six cities in Iowa, Burlington, Keokuk, Mt. Pleasant, Ottumwa, Creston and Red Oak. The special train to be run over the Burlington from Chicago to Portland, Oregon, will carry a number of road experts of the country and men of national reputation who will speak on goti roads. Three Sessions. Three sessions are generally held, the evening meeting consisting of an illustrated lecture, and instructive talk in road making and maintenance. Wel lington E. Luocks of St. Louis, organ izer of the National Good Roads asso ciation, was in Burlington last week in conference with the business men and it was decided to hold the con vention under the auspices of the Com mercial association, National Good Roads association, the city and county officials and other organizations. Spe '7 cial excursions are run from towns within a radius of fifty miles. Mr. Louckes will probably be in Ottumwa tthls week, it is said. Sfv. The Saturday Meeting. The meeting of the Wapello County 'Good Roads association at the court house Saturday afternoon, while not largely attended, was a most Interest ing one. The program was a splendid one and met with hearty appreciation. "The Good Roads Movement, Its Pur poses and Effects" was the subject of u-an address by Hon. T. G. Harper of ^Burlington, vice president from Iowa of the National Good Roads associa- Hon. J. G. Hutchison spoke of the good roads question from a whole saler's standpoint. J. F. Webber gave a talk on the "Cost of Bad Roads" and W. H. Cooper spoke on. the good roads trom the standpoint of a furniture dealer. Elect Officers. The election of officers resulted as follows: President—G. W. Dickens. gig Vice president—J. B. Mowery. Secretary and treasurer—Henry Mer rick. Township Vice Presidents. ..Adams—W. W. Jackson. Agency—William Johnson. Cass—D. M. Sackett. Center—G. W. Hatch. Ottumwa—Samuel Johnson. Columbia—C. A. Stubens. Competine—A. B. Phelps. Dahlonega—Jacob Lowenberg. Green—W. E. Beamer. Highland—J. W. Elder. Keokuk—Thomas Tisdale. Pleasant—A. D. Warder. Polk—Fred Jones. Richland—W. A. C. Brown. Washington—S. F. Newell. Executive committee—J. M. McEl roy, T. J. Relnier, A. J. Gardner, David Jay- *. Mr. Harper's Address. Mr. Harper spoke in part as follows: "Our organization iB not here to find lault with our pioneer fathers' method of road making. These men made the best roads they could with the means at their command. When they blazed out tho roads we were Eastman Kodak Free 1 We will give you absolutely free a No. 1 Brownie Camera, made by the Eastman Kodak Co., film cartridge, ._£? developer, fixer ani toner, and com plete outfit for the making fixtures,for' the toss, chiefly, of the best markets ', selling only 28 packages of our Azure iTHE DOME8TIC SUPPLY CO. DOME8TIC SUPPLY V'Leominster, Mass. few In population and poor In finances. These conditions have wholly changed. The population and wealth has been doubled over and over again, and while we have progressed by leaps and bounds in all other matters, we are to day just where our forefathers left us in the matter of road making. We are using the same' method they were obliged to use, employing the same means and bringing' about the same re sults. "The distressing part of this is found in the fact that Iowa is annually ex pending more than $3,000,000 on com mon roads, without leaving behind this enormous expenditure any sub stantial or permanent Improvement. The county of Wapello probably con tributes annually to this enormous sum $30,000, and yet I apprehend that it would be difficult for a road expert to find much real permanent work. The ten years of use of .this tax means to this county the expenditure of $300,000, out of which should be wrought many miles of permanent road, none of which are likely to be found today. Inefficient Road Laws. "The failure of this money to leave in its trail permanent results is not due to the dereliction of any officer or set of officers, but Is wholly due to our inefficient road laws. "The trouble Is that we have treated this great proposition as a common place one. We have divided up our roads into so many* small sections and divisions that the demonstration of road building rests with the path mas ter. In this way we are annually grinding out a vast army of would-be road makers whose work seems to con sist principally of destroying the work of the officials who went before them. We are raking and scraping out roads each year to fill the depressions and ruts that the frosts of the preceding winter have occasioned. In this way our road money is dissipated without leaving any permanent results. The defect here which must be clear to all thinking minds, may be removed wr enlarging the limits of the road dis tricts. These In my judgment should not be less than the county. If the county was a single road district a man with brains, a skillful civil engineer, could be employed, paid an adequate salary and give to the care, construc tion and maintenance of the roads in his district, that which will be found to be absolutely essential 11 our roads are ever Improved, namely, brains and experimental knowledge. Better Results for Money. "He will be able to take the road fund and expend it upon those roads where needed. He will be able to set apart from the fund each year a cer tain portion for the construction of new permanent road. We will then be securing permanent results Without increasing in the slightest degree our road tax. As a rule we have too much legislation, but w? need legislation on this subject. Rests With Farmers. N "The construction and cost of main taing country roads rests today upon the farmers. I feel free in stating that as long as it rests there we will con tinue to squander our time and money while wallowing in the mud with our teams in the transmission of com' •rnerce. "There was a time in the history of our Iowa farmers when they held the balance of power In the matter of them. This condition has changed. Our cities and towns now contain the bulk of the population and wealth and all of this, or nearly all, escapes any burden of the cost of construction or maintenance of these roads. Should Change Condition. "This condition should be changed. Every dollor of property in the state should be made to bear its just propor tion of this tax. A merchant puts In a stock of goods which he hopes and expects the farmers to buy. Yet he does not contribute a penny in order to make the roads over which his pros pective customers must come to reach his place of business. It would be just as fair if the road law instead of laying the burden on the farmers should lay it on the merchants and other business men, railroads and other corporations. "The means for building these roads should come not only from the indi viduals Immediately benefitted but from the county, state and nation, and each of these departments should have its proportion of the cost to bear. A road is in no sense a local institu tion. Everyone is entitled to use it and whoever uses it should contribute to the cost of making and maintaining it. The Mud Tax. "The greatest tax that we as a peo ple pay today is what we might call the mud tax. If every dollar of this wasteful tax was In fact contributed to the road fund and expended on the highways this great question would soon be settled. The town dweller pays this mud tax in the increased amount he pays for farm produce be cause of the extra cost of marketing it. The farmer pays the mud tax in of the year- Blue, the ideal sheet bluing at 10 cents per package. Send us your name and address. No Money, and we will send you the blu ipg. When sold, returr. to us our $2.80 the inability of the rural communities and we will send you camera and out- to reach him on account of the bad At, postpaid. Every housewife uses bluing. You can sell it. Write today. '1/ The business mon pay the mud tax when his trade is stagnant because of roads and in some way everyone is forced to contribute to a greater or less extent to this mud tax. "The system that we use today Was in iisa in England and other countries up to the year 1838, when England by a general statute set It aside under the conceded declaration that nothing was clearer than that good and per manent roads could noj be made within the scope of its provisions. England, after exhausting all of the Ignorance and blunders regarding this proposition that the human mind could invent, adopted the system invented by Macadam and Telford, two of the greatest road experts that civilization lias ever produced. "From that date these countries be gan to come up out of the mud and their common roads began to be treated under an intelligent and busi ness like system. Need New Laws. "These laws will ri'o more produce permanent roads in America than they did in Europe and the quicker Iowa di vorces herself from the present road system the quicker we will begin to make permanent roads. In all the governments of civilized countries there are but two that are without laws that produce permanent road building. These two are the United States and Russia. If Russia had bet ter roads, had begun to make roads with the other governments, It would probably be making better progress today in getting out of the hands of the little Japs. "The federal government has con tributed since the formation of the union more than $450,000,000 to the improvement of rivers, harbors and inland lakes, and in all of its history but $14,000,000 in the matter of road making and this expenditure made early In the years of the nineteenth century. The claim for national aid has met with stubborn resistance in congress of the United States. It is claimed that there is no provision un der the constitution whereby this aid can be extended.'. Perhaps the best answer to be made to this claim is what has been done in the past under that sacred document. "In addition to what the federal gov ernment has done with the rivers, har bors and inland lakes, it has given of the public domain $138,000,000 acres of land to aid in the construction of railroads. Since the government ac quired the Philippine Islands congress has voted and expended many millions of dollars on the common roads of those islands. Interstate System. "They point out the fact that a rail road is interstate as well as a river. If the railroads are .Interstate then any common road that reaches from a rail road to a barn yard, any place is part of that great system as much as of the main track of any of the big trunk lines. Eliminate the loaded farm wagon finding its way from the farm to the railroad station and you destroy the usefulness of the railroad Itself. Every year the government is extend ing the rural free delivery of the mails. Every year they are making more and more use of the common roads. There is no reason why the local people should furnish roads to ,the govern ment free of charge, should build roads, bridge streams, and allow the government the free use of them. "The money gathered in by the federal government belongs to the people and ought to be returned to be used in a way that will bring the greatest good to the greatest number. We believe that its use on the common roads Will have this result. What Shall We Do? "What shall we do with this propo sition? It is a living question. It is a question forcing itself upon us. It must be solved. Shall we solve it in a way to bring contentment and happiness to our people, to enrich and beautify our rural communities, or will we turn back the pages of civilization and re pel progress?" wealth and when it was possibly right broken into and a number of piecos of that this burden should rest upon si]ver, a gold watch, diamond ring, two NEWS FROM SALEM. Former Resident Finds Stolen Sllvsr After Many Months. Salem, April 24.—The friends in tqwn of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fisher of Omaha, will remember that about sixteen months ago, while they were away from home, their house was overcoats and a number of other things were taken. Mrs. Fisher writes to friends here that last week some crooks were arrested in Omaha and in their possession were found the over- member's comp^sedTthe' new body yes coats, watch, one set of knives and forks and the ring, but the diamond set had been taken out and besides their goods the thieves had over $3, 000 worth of other goods in their pos session. A Pretty Wedding. The home of Edward Collins, one and one-half miles north of town, was the scene of a merry gathering on Wednesday evening when Ills daughter Blanch, was united in marriage to How. ard Hallwell, in the presence of about fifty invited guests. Rev. Hankins pro nounced the words that joined this young couple for life. The home was beautifully decorated with smilax and potted plants. After congratulations a three-course supper was served.This worthy couple were the recipients of many useful and valuable presents, showing the high esteem in which they are held in the community. Thursday John Hallwell, father of the groom, held a reception in their honor. At present the young couple will be at home to their friends at the home of Mr. Collins. COLLEGE CAN REDUCE ORE8. Iowa University Gets Model Concen trating Mill. Iowa City, April 24.—A model con centrating mill, one-fourth the size ol the regular concentrating mills used In western smelters, has been received by the engineering college of Iowa uni versity and will be Immediately set up in the old building used by the college. Separate accommodations will be pro vided for the mill in the new engi neering college now being built. The model is a little over twenty tv.-o feet high and even the method of "The highest prices for his produc tions come in the periods of the year when our roads are absolutely useless, timbering employed in the regular size mills is faithfully copied. It was built by the American Concentrating com pany of Joplln, Mo., and Hendrie & Boltheff of Denver, Colo. The mill is capable of reducing ore» and giving practical demonstrations ol the processes employed. To Davenport and return via C. R. & P., Ry., April 26th, $2. WnWM&iSir THE OTTUMWA COURIER DAY WAS JOYOUS EASTER, THE YEARLY FESTIVAL OF JOY, CELEBRATED IN OT TUMWA CHURCHES. Feast Which Commemorated the Res urrection o. Savior Brought Forth 8tately and Solemn Ceremonial Beautiful Music—Splendid Sermons. From Monday's Dally. Easter, the annual festival through out all Christendom in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, was joyously celebrated in the local churches yesterday. Commemor ating as it does the central fact of the Christian religion, the celebration was characterized by a stately and solemn ceremonial. To celebrate the joyous festival in befitting fashion had been the aim of all the local churches, and according to the customs, elaborate musical programs were rendered in al most every church. The unattached worshipper had a wealth of offerings to select from. The regular attendant at a particular church went to his own without pondering on which may have the best music. To carry out the idea of joyfulness, each church was beautifully decorated with ferns, Easter lilies, roses, carna tions, and other flowers and plants. In the three Catholic churches numerous lighted candles added to the decora tions. Malta Comamndery No. 31, Knights Templar, attended the morning service at the First Presbyterian church, at which the pastor, Dr. F. F. Stoltz, de livered a very excellent sermon on "The Empty Tomb." Division No. 2, Ancient Order Hibernians and the La dies' auxiliary, attended the 8 o'clock service at St. Patrick's church and re ceived holy communion. First Presbyterian Church. The services at the First Presby terian church were as on other Sun day, except that the musical program was on a larger scale. Mrs. Edwin Dungan presided at the organ, and Mrs. H. E. Swenson with mandolin obligate by Mr. Swenson, rendered a beautiful solo, aside from the regular program, participated in by the full choir. Rev. Stoltz delivered a sermon on "The Empty Tomb." The Sunday school gave a splendid program from 9:45 to 10:45 o'clock in the morning. Administered Confirmation. The Rt. Rev. T. N. Morrison, D. D., bishop of Iowa, administered the sacra ment of confirmation to a class in Trinity Episcopal church at 11 a. Bishop Morrison also preached the ser mon. The services at this church be gan with holy communion at o'clock. The other services were held at 9:45, a. m„ 10 a. m., 3:30 p. m., and 7:30 p. m. Rendered Cantata. "Dorothy's Seven Little Sisters," a cantata consisting of songs, recita tions, etc., was rendered by the Junion Endeavor society of the First Christian church last evening in cel ebration of the Easter festival. Rev. W. J. Lockhart, the pastor, spoke on "The Risen Lord," at the morning serv ice. At the East End Church. Evangelist J. E. Hunter spoke at the morning service at the East End Pres byterian church. Communion of the Lord's Supper was conducted at 4 o'clock, at the close of which Elder T. D. Foster delivered a few farewell words, preparatory to leaving for Eng land this week. There was no even ing service. Junior Choir Sang. The customary Sunday services were held at the First Methodist Epis copal church, Rev. A. E. Craig, D. D., delivered a sermon on "The Power of the Resurrection." A new feature in the services at this church was a junior choir, which made its first ap pearance. The choir is to supplement the work of the regular choir. Sixty terday and they were seated in the gal lery, directly opposite the regular choir. The juniors of the church gave a short Easter program at 9:30 o'clock. This was also the occasion of the graduation of two classes from the in termediate department of the Sunday school to the senior department. The class of girls which for the past seven years has been given instruction by Miss Lois Slaughter, is composed of the .following: Misses. Alta Miller, Madeline Kerr, Winnie Williams, Em ma Williams, Mabel Zaring, Irene Hedrick, Lola Cade, Margaret Arthur, Charlotte Bowles, Nellie Cremer, Cecil Druen, Florence Billingsley, Hazel Hunt, Verna Houke. Genevieve Israel, Mabel Harris, Martha Earl, Nellie Kight, Mary Hull, Vesta Tharp. The class of boys was that of F. L. Dag gett, and numbered eleven members. Harold Vinson of this class, has been absent but one time in the past three years. He is the proud possessor of a "gold button" presented to him by hta instructor, Mr. Daggett. Those who compose the class are: Lawrence Ar thur, Ray Gray, Arthur McCune,Harry Rutledge, Jerry Evans, Leighton Smith, Harold Vinson, Guy Farrell, Dale Monroe, George Wall and Ray mond Palmer. Sermon by Dr. Stoltz. In opening, Rev. Stoltz expressed a very cordial welcome to Malta Com mandery No. 31, Knights of Templar for being so well represented, stating that he voiced the sentiments of his church and congregation in hoping that the services would be of mutual benefit to all. In his sermon on "The Empty Tomb" Rev. Stoltz said in part as follows: 'Come, see the place where the Lord lay.' The empty tomb is an his torical fact. The church of God by sermon, anthem, hymn, proclaims the fact among all people this Easter day. In the light of the glorious reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, our worship should be joy ful. If at the birth of the babe in Beth lehem the angels might well sing 'Glory be to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men,' with equal appropriateness the church of the living God may now sing 'Glory to God in the highest,' for God hath re deemed His people, He hath obtained for them victory over sin and death. Victory over death is the message of this day. 'He is notv here, for He is risen.' 'Come see the place where the Lord lay.' Let us then look upon the empty tomb and regard its meaning. Its meaning points you to your conquering and as cended Saviour and Lord, whom the grave could not hold in its unwelcome embrace. This empty tomb tells us that the grave does not mark the end of our existence. The earth may be called the great tomb of man, where the bodies of countless, multitudes are lying, but this one tomb, this empty tomb in the garden of Joseph Arima thea, tells you that it will not always be so. Resurrection of Jesus-' "I ask you this morning to think of the encouraging and constructive mes sage of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead—of the thing it seals and pledges. Firstly, this historic reality presents to us a living Lord and Sa vior as the object of our faith. The object of our faith is not a dead Jesus —an unusual man, the greatest of all men, but a living Being whose body even could not be held under the power of death. Behold, therefore, the object of our faith, a Being adequately, convincingly marked out to be the son of God and possessing an eternal vic tory over death and the grave. "Now will you look once more at the empty tomb and hear for yourself the words, 'He is not here, for He is risen.' 'Come, see the place where the Lord lay.' Let the precious truth bear its message of gladness to your heart this day. There is light for your darkness, comfort for your sorrow, rest for your weariness. This tomb is empty for you. He 1b not here. 'The night of death was nowhere found when Christ again waB risen.' "In the second place, the historical reality of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead begets in bellvers a.liv lng hope. That is to say His resurrec tion convinces of the worth of such a hope and is its ground. Observe it fs a perennial abiding hope, as the hopes which cen ter in this world are not. "In the third plac'e, the resurrection of Jesus seals and pledges some very precious things. It seals the truthful ness of the religion. The two su premo miracles are the begetting of Jesus and His resurrection. The res urrection of Jesus pledges the resurrec tion of mankind, both of the just and the unjust. "Again the resurrection of Jesus pledges an abiding triumphant joy. Oh, the joy of this. No wonder they have the brightest and best music. They have this joy for two reasons: First—Sin is taken away, and so the sting of death. Sin is the sting of death. The sweet word sleeps with its hope of a fnorning slips into the place of death. Secondly—The outlook is bright. Jesus has vanquished His enemies and ours, and He takes His disciples into an eternal companion ship with Himself. He Is able to do for them and He will do for them, ex ceedingly above al lthat they can ask or think. With right relations to God and His universe, eternity will never be too long to measure all their possi ble growths in knowledge and service. Is not the outlook indeed bright? "My brother, my sister, what does the empty tomb mean to you this Eas ter morning? What sort of hope have you? What do the love of God, the birth in Bethlehem, the three wonder ful years, the cross on Calvary, the empty tomb in the garden, the risen Lord, the ascended Lord, mean to you? They ought to mean much. They were and are for you. "Let us give Jesus the Lord His way in our lives. If we do, the deep Eastor joy and hope will flow through the year and the years until the stream of time shall lose itself In the shoreless sea." .7, German Lutheran Church. Services appropriate to Easter Sun day were held yesterday at the Ger man Lutheran church. The pastor, Rev. J. Haefner delivered a sermon at the 10:45 service in the morning. At this service, the confirmation class received first communion. The even ing services were in charge of the bunday school children and the choir, an excellent Easter program being rendered. Davis Street Church. The Davis Street Christian $hurch observed the festival of Easter with appropriate services. "The Illumina tion of'Death, tie Hope of Resurrec tion," was th$ subject of the pastor, Rev. S. Isaac Elder at the morning service. A splendid Easter program was rendered by the Sunday school at 10 o'clock. Dr. Youngert Talks. Dr. S. G. Youngert, of Augustana Theological seminary, of Rock Island, 111., who was formerly pastor of the church, occupied the pulpit yesterday at the Swedish Lutheran church. Dr. Youngert delivered two sermons, one in the morning and the other in the evening. The evening services were especially for children, the members oi the Sunday school having assisted in the program. Excellant music was rendered by the choir at both services. St. Mary's Church. The celebration of Easter Sunday in St. Mary's Catholic church began yesterday morning at 7:30 o'clock with low mass. High mass was sung by the rector, Very Rev. F. W. Hoppman, at 10 o'clock. A sermon apr-"rrlate to the day was delivered by Father Hoppmon at thi sservlce. The male chorus under the direction of W. Koett rendeied Marzo's mass in F. Prof. Charles Koett presided at the organ. Solemn Vespc- were sung at 7:30 p. m., followed by Benediction Rev. Father J. White, of St. Patrick's church officiating at the latter service St. Patrick's Church. At St. Patrick's church, the regular Sunday sorvlces ". ere held. Rev. J, C. White, the pastor, spoke very ap propriately of the day at the 10:30 o'clock service. The Ancient Order of Kiberians and the Ladies' Auxiliary rooms 4 Egi/jfkJ* FLOUR Sacred Heart Church. At the Sacred Heart Catholic church yesterday, there was a special musical program in .celebration of the feast of Easter. Rev. James Foley, the pastor, delivered an appropriate ser mon at the 10 o'clock service. The choir with violin and organ accompani ment rendered Millard's Mass in at this service. The Men's Meeting. The men's meeting at the Grand opera house, conducted by Evangelists Crossley and Hunter, under the aus pices of the religious committee of the Y. M. C. A., was attended by an un usually large attendance. The ad dresses of the evangelists were stir ring and most interesting. L. K. Whit comb, chief operator for the Western Union Telegraph Co. in Chicago, con tributed several cornet solos, and a large male choir and a Welsh chorus together with a full orchestra, fur nished music. P08T FOR PAUL MORTON. To Accept New York Offer When He Retires from Cabinet. Washington, April 24.—Secretary of the Navy Paul Morton, when he re tires from his present position, will be come an official of a great financial in stitution in the city of New Yoyk. The New .York position has been offered Mr. Morton, and he has accepted it with the proviso that he shall not be expected to enter on his duties before he has fulfilled his promise, made to President Roosevelt, just prior to March 4, to remain in the cabinet one year from that date. Mr. Morton has introduced business methods in the navy department, and the methods have told for the good of the service. The jocose paragraph to the effect that the railroad man would introduce track walkers in the depart ment has had serious fulfillment, for the course or naval business is watch ed and its progress is marked by dis patch. When Paul Morton entered Presi dent Roosevelt's official family it was supposed that he would remain only long enough to fill the unexpired term of his predecessor. Secretary Moody. The president, however, strongly urged his new secretary to remain longer and obtained his promise that he would not cut short his service for the space of a year after his appointment went to the senate in March. Officials of the Santa Fe railroad did not expect that their vice president would remain longr in Washington, and his place was kept open awaiting his return. Mr. Morton has not been anx ious to return to railroad work. His lack of anxiety to get back to his for mer position led him to yield the more willingly to President Roosevelt's re quest that lie prolong his stay in the cabinet. Some time ago, Mr. Morton decided to accept the proposal which came to him from New York, the offer being that of a position of responsibility, and one which Mr. Morton's business train ing and habits of mind qualify him to fill. SUMMONED BY A TRAGEDY. Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Paterson, of Deni son Learn of Murder and Suicide. Denison, April 24.—Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Paterson, of this city, yesterday started for Mt. Vernon, O., to attend the funeral of Mrs. Paterson's father and mother. Wednesday afternoon Mrs. Paterson received a telegram tc the effect that her mother and father were both dead and to come at once This was a great shock to Mrs. Pater son as she had but recently received a letter from home and her parents ac cording to the letter, were in good health and that everything was well. It was evident that some accident had happened, but the telegram said noth ing in this regard, but Saturday word came that Fred W. Jones, of Mt Ver non, O., the father of Mrs. Paterson, had shot his wife and then shot him self, both being dead after the shoot ing. Fred W. Jones was a railroad con ductor and was a nephew of B. F. Jones of Pittsburg, Pa., who recently died and left a large sum of money to the lfe of Fred W. Jones, and It appears G. Peterson 212 EaSt Main. Grocer. 25c S. Beans 6 lbs for .. gal Pails Country Sorghum for 65c Package Coffee We have just unloaded one car uf Northern Diamond Flour which we will sell at the extremely Low Price of per sack $1.35. This is certainly a very close price on a full Patent guaranteed Flour. Gran. Sugar 100 lb bag $6.50 Gal cans White Candy Drip|.,||(5 We are headquarters for Garden Seeds. May's Guaranteed Seeds,! V, all kinds, per package .. Arbuckles Honesty No. 20 Coffee is rapidly growing in favor with the public. If you wish the Best Coffee sold in this or any other Market at 20c, try the Honesty. It will be sure to please you. Regular Meals 25c. Open all Hours. McElroy's Restaurant Ladies' dining room separate from the short order Lunch Counter. The best meals, prompt service and courtious treatment. Elegant YOUR PATRONAGE ASKED FOR AND APPRECIATED. received holy comr-union at the 8 o'clock service. that Mr. Jones wanted to use this in heritance but the wife refused to let him use it and it was after a quarrel over this money that the shooting took place. Mr. Jones was an extremely hot tempered man which no doubt ac counts for the tragedy. Mr. and Mrs. Jones are well known parties in Denl son as they have been here making their daughter a visit. S O E Simon Snyder Dies at Fairfield. Fairfield, April 24.—Simon Snyder died at his home on West Madison ,v street at 12 o'clock yesterday of valvu lar heart trouble, after a short siere of illness. Mr. Snyder was an old sol dier, a member of "the G. A. R., and the funeral services will be conducted by them. He was sixty-five years old ,i at the time of his death. ANOTHER INTERURBAN PLAN. As has been frequently stated the first undertaking of the company which Mr. Parks is promoting will be to build an inter-urban from Des Moines to Creston through Wlnterset. Propo sitions are now being considered to ex tend the line southwest from Creston to Kansas City instead of running west to Council Bluffs and Omaha. An electric line from Des Moines to Kan- O'MALLEY'S Kh-KI 5C CIGAR OTTUMWA'S FAVORITE SMOKE. JlL. F. E. FETTER IS ELECTED. Oakland Man Chosen State Chairman for Prohibition Party, Grinnell, April 24.—F. E. Fetter, of Oakland, was elected chairman of 1he prohibition state central committee at a meeting of the committee held here Saturday, to succeed Mr. Boestedt, (he former chairman, who has moved to Illinois. Only four members of the committee were present at the meeting, which was called by the secretary, Rev. G. M. Adams, of this city. The committee adjourned to meet in Des Moines, on May 16. ALBIA. •&?} W a li A. Package 15C I Des Moines Proposed Line Between and Creston. Des Moines, April 24.—A. E. Parks of Chicago, who is promoting the Des Moines-Creston inter-urban line, was I, at the state house recently, with Sec retary Milo .Ward, of the Commercial club, conferring with Col. Palmer, of the railroad commission. Mr. Parks is still very enthusiastic over the pros pect for building his electric line. "All I care to say now, however, is that the plans for financing the road are progressing very satisfactorily," stated Mr. Parks. "Getting the money ia the first thing necessary in building a railroad, and we are much encour aged over the outloook. We expect to, get the necessary surveys completed in a short time and have all the pre liminaries out of the way." 1 sas City via Creston would pass through remarkably rich country which is not now directly served by the steam lines. -i Albia, April 24.—The case of Ander son and Sloan vs. A. R. Horace, and Ruby Barnes, will not be argued until later in the term of the district court.' now in session. Today Mont. Brown and Walter Rockholt were tried on the charge 'of- I breaking into some freight cars at the Burlington station and stealing the contents thereof. A decision fn this case has not yet been given. Permits to wed were granted Satur day to Arthur G. T. Wilson, aged 21, and Georgia P. Hartzer. aged 18, both of Albia Angelo Stephani, aged 27,. and Betlna Cortesi aged 26, both of Hocking, and Ignoc Svob, aged 24, of Connersvllle, Mo., and Mary Kanzlar ich, aged 24, of Hocking. Dan Watkins and family, who weS to California last autumn, returns Friday from that state. They w| make Iowa their future home. Rev. Alexander Corkey, B. A., late of Londonderry, Ireland, will lecture on "The Truth About Ireland," in the Methodist church at this place tomor row evening at 8 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. George Smith expect to leave for their new home in Salt Lake City next week. The Easter program rendered by the Junior C. E. society of the First Pres byterian church last evening was ap preciated by the parents and friends of the little ones, who acquiteed them selves so credibly. Jesse Snodgrass does not improve in health as rapidly as his friends desire and his conditions is a source of. much anxiety.