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DAY, December 14, 1908.
HE STORE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY ERI EDM AIM'S ASK FOR YOUR COUPONS The constant throngs that daily visit this store'is convincing proof of the merit and value of the merchandise offered in this IffGreat Sale. There are still plenty of bar gains in each department and your money ^will go further by far than'you anticipated "after an inspection of the unmatchable prices* M,1-^ 5 Little Folks Goods! A large assortment of tthe popular things for the little ones. Dolls from 25c ijto $10.00. Mechanical toys iof all descriptions. Doll ffurniture, sugh as Tiny Jtove Ranges, Enameled Jed Steads^ DolLBuggies, jfhairs andrevery conceiva le article to gladden the Heart of the little folks, -f Boys' Novelties. Don't forget the boys [just because they are boys. We have "what you want. Just a few of the things to make him happy: Large Automobiles built for two, Coaster 'Wagons, Sleds, Magic Lanterns, Black Boards, the ever popular Rocking Horse. Drums, Balls, Express Wagons of all Sizes and other articles too numerous to mention. le^*s ®G§ MAY SPEAK [Ml SOURI GOOD ROADS MAN MAY E SECURED FOR WAPELLO V" COUNTY MEETING Proposition of Making Good Dirt oads Is So Simple That Many Will ot Believe—The Split-Log Drag— esults Are Wonderful." ft ('An. effort is being made to secure Ward King the good roads man ly'rom Missouri for one of the speakers ".t a meeting of Wapello county farm to be held in Ottumwa next spring. King spoke at the agricultural Jrention at Des Moines today on the l^ect of "Good Roads Without Mon and he exploited the dirt road Jory which he has been promulgat fg throughout Iowa and surrounding lates. "It is-'.perffectly wonderful," he said asked as to the results he had S$ii meeting with in the good roads OT, "Wonderful is the only way to [escribe it. I never dreamed of any thing like it when I invented that sim p3e little device known as the split-log "frag. Miles and miles of good roads, ate now being built for a song, where before, when stone roads were our pnly recourse, in many places the money could not be got to pay for them. A Simple Proposition. ,v "The proposition of making a good gad now is so simple that this is real the greatest enemy we have. We ye to show the farmer first' that he make his good road for nothing, :cre he will believe us. I have been parking months now in Indiana, Ohio, id Illinois and the movement is reading to the eastern, states. Witta the past two days I have received $iers of inquiry from Pennsylvania, Jersey and New Hampshire, i: There has been such a revolution sentiment among farmers that at le of my meetings I have had them \e .from twenty, miles away just /et a better idea of what this split f1$irag is., It is usually made of logs •aough sometimes of planks and is a simple drag which scrapes the i-t to the center of the highway and |ves the ground, when worked right, 'idly impact." Suffered From Bad Roati'v !Mr. King is a Missouri farmer. He a fine farm near Maitland, fifty ips north of St. Joseph. He suffer many inconveniences from bad A'ids and then. puVhis brains to work devise- some means of relief. When .A' TOYLAIND A full line of Toys and Holiday Goods is now open for inspection on the main floor, including many fancy articles for Suitable Christmas Gifts. Northwester and Burlipgtoa Company B- "C* Suggestions for Men. If you contemplate a present for that brother or the other girl's brother, here are a few things that he would appreciate. Fancy boxes Suspend ers, Shaving Set, Smoking Set, Muffler, Gloves, Fan cy Shirts, Cuff Buttons, House Slippers and other practical gifts cqrrect for men. Hints for Ladies'Gifts The following list may suggest what you want. An elegant Fur or -Muff, fancy Silk Shawls, either black or whitfe, Toilet Sets, fancy Glove Boxes, new novelties in Stationery, Silk Waist or Dress Pat terns, Gloves, fancy Side Combs and Sets, fancy Slippers, Dressing Sacques and other popular novel ties suitable for ladies' gifts.. About Books WE ARE SHOWING A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF THE LAT EST FICTION AND POPULAR NOVELS OF THE DAY—ALSO A A FULL LINE OF PRETTY BOOKS FOR THE LITTLE FOLKS, BOTH AMUSING AND INSTRUCTIVE, AT THE SAME POPULAR PRICES THAT PREVAIL THROUGHOUT THE 8TORE. Farmers Savings Bank Capital, $10,000.00. Under State Control and Supervision Farson, Iowa. Opens for business Saturday, Dec. 16, at 9 a. m., in its new bank build ing. Your business Is solicited and we assure you of every accommodation consistent with conservative banking. Money to loan on farms and other good security. L. A. Andrew, President. J. P. Hawthorne, Vice President. Zac Silvester, Cashier. Directors: L. Dudgeon, J. W. Syl vester, J. P. Hawthorne, Ed Durbin, M. S^, Herman, Walter T." Hall, Frank Sjmonds, L. A. Andrew, E. O. Hedrick, roads heard of his theory they secured his services and sent him out in charge of a good roads train over the state. He made one trip last -April and another in October, accompanied both times by professors from the Iowa State college. Mr. King has been engaged in speaking all fall and goes from Des Moines to Springfield, 111., to confer with the highway com mission of Illinois. He will return home for the holidays and then go to Oklahoma, after which he has en gagements to speak at various places. A FAMILY OF BOYS. Centerville, Dec. 13. Although President Roosevelt has not specified what proportion there should be of boys and girls in those large families which he advocates, it is certain that he would enjoy an opportunity to see the large group picture of the family of ,Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Caster of this city. There are an even dozen in the group and the children are all boys grown to manhood, the youngest -be ing past 21 and the oldest 45, and with one exception all reside in Appanoose county. Recently" they had a reunion for the first time in many years and the picture was taken by a local pho tographer and copies framed for all the members" of the family. A finer looking family could not be found. The ten sons are Lincoln, Ellsworth E., and Joseph W., of Exline Charles of Moulton Henry and Carl of Exline George of Centerville Ray of Exline Roy of Keokuk and Harry, who is still at home. George is freight conductor and- Roy and Harry are passenger brakemen -for the Burlington railroad and the rest of the boys are numbered among the thrifty fanners of the coun ty. Roy saw service in the Philippines In the regular army, Carl was in Cuba durin£,the Spanish-American war and Henry was at Jacksonville, Fla., with -iS BENEFITS -JOBBERS .itgsstc* -v REDUCTION OF ILLINOIS DIS TANCE TARIFF WILL BE FELT BY LOCAL 8HIPPERS \Ssc Action of the Warehouse Commission ers of Sister State in Reducing Rate Twenty Per pent Is Welcomed by Ottumwa Merchants. Ottumwa'shippers and .Jobbers will fee greatly benefited by the reduction of 20 per cent of the Illinois distance tariff, which has been made by the warehouse commissioners of the state and will go into effect January 1, 1906. For years the shippers and jobbers of Illinois have contended for a reduc tion, of the state distance tariff,, and there was general surprise manifest ed when the commissioners announced that the tariff will be redvrced. Illi nois merchants will derive benefits, though they will not exceed those of Ottumwa. Among all cities in the state the reduction of 20 per cent on the first classes are the following: Dry goods, groceries, furniture, hard ware, boots, shoes, stationery, cloth ing, etc. All shipments to Ottumwa from Illinois cities will be made at a 20 per cent lower rate. In addition to this Milwaukee will be placed on the same basis as Chicago, and Ot tumwa jobbers will receive goods from the Brewery City at the same rate as from the Windy City. The rates on St. Louis shipments will be decreased and will be practically the same as those of Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Louis rates are de creased to give them an even fight for the business of the middle west. The Western Trunk line committee makes the rates for these cities, and when the Illinois distance tariff was reduced, action was taken to give Milwaukee and St. Louis a show for the business. Ottumwa jobbers after the new rate is put into effect will have equal competition with all Illi nois towns. "The reduction in the Illinois dis tance tariff will greatly benefit Ottum wa," said a prominent local shipper. "In the first place we will not be cut out of any business by lower rates, and will be able to receive and ship goods at a better advantage. Compe tition will continue the same as be fore, and the benefits will be derived by the shipper and jobbers in the lower rates." The reduction does not Include coal, the shipments of which are, the big gest of Illinois' outputs. $• WHOLESAL o# LOCAL MARKETS. E PRICES. Eggs drop 2 cents in local markets today. Other prices remain the same. (Furnished by John Morrell & Co.. at 11 a. m., Dec. 18.) Live Stock. Choice hogs, 100@150 lbs 4.10 Choice hogs, 150@200 lbs. .. 4.50 Choice hogs, over 200 lbs. .. 4 60 Choice sows, 120 to 150 lbs.. .4.05554.35 Stags 3.30 @3.50 Choice fat cows, per cwt email@example.com Good to choice fat heifers, per cwt 2.50®3.25 Lambs 4 lfat sheep, per cwt 8 Choice veal calves, 130 @180 lbs $firstname.lastname@example.org CHICAGO J6.00 14.50 Poultry, Hens Springs, 1% to 2 Ihu Cocks Turkeys Ducks Geese Guineas Butter and Eggs. Separator butter, packers pay 15 @15% Eggs, packers pay Hides, Wool and Tallow. Hides, cured No. 1 Cured, No. 2 Green, No. 1 Green, No. 2 Wool, tub wat..ed Medium, unwashed Coarse, unwashed Fine, unwashed Beeswax, No. 1 Beeswax, No. 2 Tallow, No. 1 Tallow, No. 2 PfllPPWIi^ pif)!ipiiMjilijWpiyiliMi||ffl THE OTTUMWA COURIER HURRY UP!! \w,~ ?. t• ijsy -A 'i*V'f "V IF YOU Calves 3' 15 Grann and Hav—Street Prices. New wheat '.. 60@70 Oats .... Bye 45@50 Corn 40 I.ay 6.0008.00 Oats, straw 4.00®5.00 Timothy seed, per bushel ......email@example.com 21 12 11 9 8 2t@30 27 @28 24020 28025 18@20 8% RETAIL PRICES Flour and Feed. Flour, per Knck Corn-.jeal, 10 sack Graham flour, io It sack Corn chops, per cwt Shorts, per cwt Corn and oat chop, per cwt. Bran, per cwt Shelled corn, per bushel New corn, per bushel Wheat, per bushel Hjy, per cwt Oilmeal, per cwt Oats, per bushel Chicken feed (ground) 20 lb. sk, Oyster shell, per cwt Straw, per cwt 1 ... 15@20 80 1.15 1.00 1.15 00 50 60 85 BO 1.60 35 30 75 40 Butter and Eags. Sep. creamery butter Country butter, per lb Eggs, per dozen 27% @25 25 Poultry. 10 15 Live spring ... Spring chickens, dressed, per Jt.. Old hec: dressed, per Ducks, dresser], per lt ....«» 12% Vegetables and Fri'rta. Onions, per neck 80 Lemons, per dozen 80 Oranges, per dozen 25_®50 Bananas, per cozen Oocoanuts New cabbage, per pound Carrots, per peck Turnips, per pedk Potatoes, per bushel Wax beans Green beans Beets, per peck Pineapples i. New apples, per' peck Celery, per stalk .. Pumpkins Hubbard squash Chestnut squash Spinach, per pound ... Endive, per uead I Cauliflower, per head Lettuce ... Head lettuce ...i Colorado potatoes, per ttyshel. Sweet potatoes, per nick Parsnips, per peck Rutabagas "*1 15 75 20 v. 20 20 25® 50 7% w)10 5@7% 12%@15 KETS. Tuesday's Live Sto arkot in Brief r. s' s^-cv HAVE ANY CHRISTMAS GIFTS y* r\ yf that are still unpurchased. You must remember that .there's no holding back the calendar. For a suggestion 1 Slippers PLAIN -1, i«. for Men, Women V:.''.4 :.-v_ and Children. A fine, sensible gift—this recipient will be delighted. ft: v-u.' 50c to $2.00. STEVENS' SHOE STORE 106 East Main. tory tone sales of moderate run more active—bulk steady some $5.00 to $5.5.0 kinds sell stronger beef chan nels heavily loaded—slim runs needed little change in cow trade—demand Is fair heavy cows free sale—poor classes dull canners weak—calves sell high—top, $8.00 fair outlet for' feed ers—prices steady general hog trade active—prices higher many early sales made at 5o advance late trade slow with gain partly lost run short of expectations—few unsold sheep ready sale—s_trong to 10c higher prime North Dakota ewes land at $6.80 best lambs higher—mediums finish dull, lower fancy native stock sells up to $7.85. Receipts. Receipts for last week, compared with the corresponding period a week ago, decreased 1,800 cattle, increased 7,000 hogs and decreased 7,900 sheep. Compared with a year ago there was a decrease of 3,900 cattle and an in crease of 24,000 hogs and 4,600 sheep. Eleven markets received 125,100 hogs yesterday, against 126,200 a week ago and 105,000 a year ago. Total thus far this week, 267,000, against 239,000 a week ae'o and 2 04,000 a year ago. Representative Sales. Following are some of the represen tative sales made in Chicago yesterday showing the highest, medium and low est prices paid:, *, No. Av. 855 984 Cattle (beef) .. .. 6 Cattle (beef) 1 Stags 1 Stags 1 Stags 2 Calves •.... 1 5 Calves 15 Hogs (butch) 61 (butch) .... ..61 (butch) 59 (heavy) 14 (heavy) 27 (heavy) 64 (light) 21 (light) 78 (light) 73 Pigs and throwouts .. 4 Pigs and throwouts .. 2 Pigs and throwouts ..38 Sheep (goats) 118 Sheep (weth) 25 Sheep (yrlgs) 1 Lambs 27 Lambs 38 Lambs ... 115 Hogs Hogs Hogs Hogs Hogs Hogs Hogs Hogs BIG RUN OF HORSES. Receipts First Two Days This Week 200 More Than Week Ago. Chicago, Dec. 13.—Commission deal ers are making a special effort to In crease receipts, as the current week's sales practically herald the opening of the International Live Stock Exposl tion. Arrivals the first two days total 1,279 horses, against 1,072 head report ed last week, 839 the same dates last year and 823 the corresponding period in 1903. The big run includes many choice southerners, which are moving slowly at unevenly lower prices for intermediate grades. While there is a fair attendance of southern dealers! the offerings meet slow demand owing to the nearness of the holiday season and prospect that trade-in the south will be at a standstill until the .first of the new year. Principal buying on southern account is on a speculative basis and bargains are demanded to move the offerings. Extremes of prices are stationary at $40 @100 and upward, with the in-between classes moving $2.50g)5.00 unevenly lower than average prices last week. Drafters, feeders, loggers, drivers wagon horses and expressers are nom inally steady at the following prices Poor Good to fair. to best Drafters $115@140 $160@215 Loggers and feeders 70@125 130@180 Expressers 100@120 Chunks 65@ 80 Farm mares and small chunks ... 40@ 65 Light drivers .. .. 70 @120 Actors and coachers 115@145 Carriage pairs 225@276 Western (branded) 15@ 45 Mules 60@125 wish So 8° 00 00 00 FANCY 00 88 OO OO -E?f Price. 3.00 4.40 6.70 2.50 2.95 4.50 2.15 3.15 5.25 2.10 2.75 4.00 2.75 3.60 4.40 2.50 7.00 8.00 '4.82% 4.87% 4.90 4.75 4.85 4.90 4.65 4.77% 4.82% 2.00 4.40 4.70 3.85 5.75 7.00 5.50 7.25 7.85 45 Cattle (beef Angus) .17 Cows ... 1419 840 1072 1620 580 782 1019 840 1480 1520 1140 1490 1460 320 120 124 227 227 234 335 335 296 189 185 186 80 450 75 101 176 160 48 71 83 4 Cows 16 Cows 1 Heifers ... 2 Heifers 5 Heifers (short) ,16 Bulls 1 Bulls 2 Bulls ... 130@165 100@130 70 @100 150@370 160@380 290@650 60@100 150@200 Shipments of Horses. Carloads of horses shipped from Chicago yesterday: Fletcher Bros 1 Connelly & S 1 Smith Bros 1 S. V. Broher 1 Frank Foltz 1 W. Leber 1 Dodson 1 Other shippers 2 Total 10 Horse Gossip. The following dealers and shippers arrived with consignments of horses: M. Walsh, Princeton, 111. J. Cappel Bowman & Co. F. W. Pinney, North Manchester, Ind. Ronan Bros.. De corah, Iowa A. Greenshield J. M. Gray, xaechaplcsville 8MOKING JACKET3 BATH ROBES UMBRELLAS CARDIGAN JACKETS SWEATERS (lO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO Thompson O. B. Clements, Deep River, Iowa William Furgeson J. B. Foltz Lundard & Co., Woolsock, la. R. Dean, Champaign, 111. J. C. Miller, South English, Iowa Baker & Co., Aurora, 111. F. Peterson, Mendota, 111. J. M. Kennedy, Waverly, Iowa R. B. Simpson, Missouri M. Powfell, Bed Oak Iowa: L. Rosenthal Geo. Den neston, Newtorv, Iowa B. F. Briggs, Minler, 111. Frey Bros. BOBTOWN. Bobtown, Dec. 13. A box supper given by Miss Lorene Cain, will be held at the Shank school, Friday even ing, December 15. S. Fitzgerald and son were callers in Ottumwa Monday. Van White and Otto Vaughn visited at the Horan home Sunday. Miss Maud Williams who has been visiting in this vicinity returned to her home Sunda^. Miss Williams is expecting to return for the Christmas holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Skinner spent Wednesday in Ottumwa. Miss Hazel Wood and Walton Wood were callers in this vicinity on Sun day. Boon Ranes was in Ottumwa on bus iness Saturday. Miss Clara Diter visited her aunt Mrs. Charles Morgan on Sunday. Miss Bessie Chisman visited at the Horan home Monday evening. Mrs. Charles Horan visited at the F. Skinner home Sunday. The Misses Becker and brother were callers in Ottumwa on Sunday. Saturday, John Rater was a caller in Ottumwa. George R. Giltner Is having some extensive improvements made on his land by having it cleared of the tim ber. Joseph Diter who is attending busi ness college in Ottumwa visited with his parents Mr, and Mrs. George Diter Sunday. BOLTON. Bolton, Dec. 13.—Mrs. Mary Nelson, of Valera, visited at the home of J. Woodcock, west of town this week. W. H. Miller, of Drakeville, was a business caller in town on Monday. Mrs. Nels Sackerman, who has been sick for some time, is reported con valesclng this week. Mr. and Mrs. Foster Kissinger, of Pekay, spent Sunda" In "town at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Con nors on Main street. John Gwln, of Spring Valley, 111 and William Smith of Evans, secured work in the mines here this week. James Campbell, state mine inspec tor, of Ottumwa, made an official visit here this week. Nye Smith, the weigh boss at the mines, spent Sunday in Oskaloosa at the hdme of his parents. W. J. -Holman, of Wayne county, was a business visitor in town on Fri day. Miss Bertha Carpenter, of Beacon, is spending the week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Kent, south of town. J. L. Bolton, general manager of the mines, returned on Monday from a business trip in Des Moines. Misses Pearl and Ethel Bronlger, of Burlington, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Bronlger, east of town this week. Dr. Garland, of Evans, was a pro fessional visitor In town on Monday. Harry Mitchell, of Hocking, was in town Wednesday on mining business. Miss Etta Hughes spent Thursday in town the guest of Mrs. A. Long, on Main street. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Frederickson and son, John, returned home to Hilton on Monday, after a visit here with Mr. and Mrs. A. Long. J. W. Conty. superintendent of the mines, spent Tuesday in Oskaloosa on business with the state board of U. M. W. of A. WE8T END ITEM8. From Friday's Daily. George R. Coorough, of Prairie Du Chien, Wis., is the new, Milwaukee agent at Rutledge. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Price and Richard Martin, of Phillipstown, at- v_ Christmas is ^ilmostM Here Wi. m. HAT WILL YOU GIVE HIM—A Good Warm I OVERCOAT OR A NICE WINTER SUIT jf A I!'/i S We have both an abundance and are willing to part with them at prices Q0 that will be easy on your purse. See what we have in these—how substan IOQ tial and how economical such presents would be to either man or boy. |tE-'fl ©O Men's Overcoats and Suits as low as $5.00 and up to any price you to pay. Young Mens Overcoets and Suits from $4-00 up. Boys and Little Fellows Overcoats and Suits from $3.00 up. TRUNK8 TELESCOPES VALISE8 .SUIT CASES SUSPENDERS UNDERWEAR NECKTIE3 NIGHT ROBE8 SCARF PINS EAR MUFFS 1— WHITE AND FANCY SHIRTS MEN'S AND BOY8' CAPS RAIN COATS COLLAR AND CUFF BUTTONS FLANNEL SH1RT8 Circle No. 4 of the First Christian church met this afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. H. Blgham on Mc Pherson avenne, to arrange for the bazaar. Mrs. Art Feikert, who lives an Mc Lean street, has returned from a visit to Illinois. Mrs. George O. Harper, of Phillips street, is visiting in Chillicothe, Mo. Floyd Morton, who lives on West Main street, Gravestown, returned yes terday from a visit with hiB aunt in £31don. I 1 A Few Reminders If There's Anything We've Forgotten, Call for It OO Sellers of Good Clothing 207 East Main Street OO O SO© ©OO OOO OOO ©OO QOQ OOO ©OO GQQ OOO ©OO ©O© OOO ©o© ©o© so© ©o© tended the funeral of Mrs. Williams in Gravestown yesterday. Mrs. John Chaney, of Chariton, is making a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Simpson, at Rut ledge. Mr. and Mrs. W. Connors, who have been visiting friends in Rutledge, have gone to Albia to visit relatives. The company store in Rutledge has been moved to the fine new building. The children's choir will meet for Christmas practice at 6:30 p. m. Wed nesday at the West Bud Presbyterian church Mrs. Miclc, who lives west of Fair view, has been called to Davis county by the illness of her sister-in-law. James Speer is moving his house from Keb to Rutledge. The McCurdy Memorial Sunday school of Rutledge is organizing a Christian Endeavdr society. It is planned to begin a series of meetings there December 26. CRESS WELL: «HT 1905 OMflOJlDUfl ft S0N5 cioTHiNoca, MiUMtVKlL mimm fV \W t* /$" 8 tSVsft MITTENS MUFFLERS HANDKERCHIEFS HOSIERY HATS COLLARS AND CUFF8 HOSE SUPPORTER8 SHOES RUBBERS ARCTICS f' 4 himwk .jc Pherson avenue and West Second"' street, is on the sick list. Miss Pearl Farnsworth is ill at hern home in Phillips street.^' A. E. Oliver has bought the Utechfc property at the corner of Clay and' Sheffield streets. ,t George Parish^ a Milwaukee condue* tor has moved from ChUHcothe, Mo., to 1024 West Second Btreet. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burg, of Car rollton. Mo., are visiting at the home of D. Parks, on West Mechanic street. Mrs. Edward Llsk, who resides at the corner of McLean and. West Fourth streets, left today for a visit with friends and relatives at Foster and Moravia. 1 i. rf Mrs. Fisher, who has'been vlBitlngW?-. her sister, Mrs. A. A Fisher, at 1039.'' West Second streets, expects to leave tonight for Byron, 111. 4 The fine new residence of Hugh Fa*1 gin on North Clay street Is nearing completion. James Oliver has returned to his home in Des Moines after a visit at the home of his niece, Mrs. L. G. WILL ASK REHEARING Marshalltown, Dec. 13.^The su preme court will be asked to grant a rehearing of the case of C. Shaw vs. the city of Marshalltown, involving the validity of the soldiers' preference law. Former City Solicitor Van Law at,a rn®etln,g ,°* J'e council was auth- r'ze" take the necessary legal steps for application to secure a re- Mrs. Clara Ekwell, corner of Mc- hearing of the case. *Jk o. OTTUMWA IU COLLEGIAM' *$#**$&&&?*? Sr The man that buys two, or possibly three Suits a year needs to be careful In his choos ing. If his Judgment Is good he will choose a Suit that Is made jln a substantial way, and In good style without being ex treme and flashy. He will be particular about the tailoring, the linings, the fit and the mate rial. It Is this sort of men we have prepared for—both in re gard to Suits and Overcoats. Every garment here Is built for wear and good looks. V. A SUITS $10.00 to $20.00 OVERCOATS $8.50 to $25.00 WALK OVER SHOES $3.50 and $4.00 mmm ittlflPft 1 I" 1 ST •8 $