THURSDAY, December 27, 1906.
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WHERE SHALL THE LINE BE.
In Chicago the Bohemians, the real
Jiohemians from Bohemia, have raised
protest against the action of the Sun
nay closing leamie, which is seeking
by means' of mandamus proceedings
compel the mayor to have the sa
IcJbns of tae city 'closed on Sunday
jn\acordance with me law.
There are prospects of a bitter con
t'rorverey. The Bohemians, whose sen
'timents are shared by many other
•people-, charge that the league is at
tempting to enforce against the sa
loons only a law that applies eoually
to the runnln~ of street cars and the
publishing of newspapers. Going fur
ther the threat is made that if the
saloons are closed, the good people
will have to walk to churcu for they
Twill not see a law of this kind only
hair way enforced.
The law never has been enforced in
Chicago, and probably was never In
tended to be, but by linking the var
ious linefi of business together the
people are presented with a peculiar
situation. Where the line shall be
on Sabbath observance is
uestlon that will have almost as many
answers as there are people. Every
man coiisiders himself. The people
Of Chicaco have before them an illus
tration of what can be done by legisla
tion. Too many laws are made not
for enforcement, but to be disregard
ed. The legislators answer to the de
mand and make any kind of a law that
will shove the responsibility from
their shoulders. Tuen they put it up
to the executive officers for enforce
ment. The result is in evidence in
.,ww KEEP HANDS OFF.
In an interview Edgar Bi Clark of
Iowa, member of the interstate com
merce commission, says that if the
state legislature of this or any other
state attempts to do legislating with
a view to remedying the car shortage
It will only make a worse muddle of
a bad situation. He believes that inde
pendent action by states will only com
plicate the situation as it is presented
to the interstate commerce commis
-••.-..The body of which Mr. Clark is a
.member is without great power other
""?jf.43ian moral suasion, but he believes
that good use of that will solve the
problem temporarily. Meanwhile the
ctfhimission will attempt to secure suf
fipiebt light on the reasons for .the
shortage to place the responsibility
and make recommendations to con
gress, from whence it,gets its own
power of action.
Whatever may be said of Secretary
Root's last, speech, it must b,e admitted
that his observation that the states
cannot be depended upon for effective
action in dealing with national prob
lems of this nature was correct. Mt
Clark evidently holds the same opi*
ion relative to any effort that may be
made by this state or that one in an
effort to regulate interstate commerce
by dealing with thex situation within
the borders of the commonwealth.
If a legislature wants a reputation
for hitting, corporations it will prob
ably legislate notwithstanding the ad
vice of the interstate commerce com
mission and regardless of tli* "mud
dle" it makes in so Going. But the
wisdom of Ifc will be questioned-
TO BUMP LA FOLLETTE.
Senators who watched the ways and
felt the tongue lashes of Senator La
Follette of Wisconsin last summer are
preparing to give the public an exhi
bition of a man with a toga bumping
the bumps. Little has been said about
it, but it is reported that the mem
bers of the upper house have reached
an understanding, silently or other
wise, that the' Wisconsin man has
reached his limit with them, and that
he will have to leam.
Senator ~LaFollette's first lesson this
fy. term will be in railway legislation.
That is the study he "flunked" in dur
ing, the l^ist session. He became an
gered because he could not bullyrag
the senate sis he had his own people
io Wisconsin. He was angered further
because instead of being recognized as
a leader of the upper branch of con
feres*, he was left standing with the
democrats, while his remiblican col
leagues were voting with Theodore
Roosevelt. It was singular that the
United States senate did not bow to
4 his dictates, and that he could not be
boss there as he had been in Wiscon
sin, but that is a peculiarity the United
Being thus angered, and finding him
self in company with democrats while
posing as a republican, LaFoilette
started on his Chautauqua tour, or
niore properly speaking, his tour of
villiflcation. Happily the senators had
him in a conquerable position, having
first mad& him mad. He was raving
because his several amendments to the
railway rate bill were turned down.
In every state he lectured he made
vicious attacks upon one or more of
the senators of that commonwealth.
In' Iowai he singled out Senator Alli
son. Here was where lie was mis
taken again. Instead df injuring Sena
II tor Allison with the people of Iowa,
LaFoilette only injured himself. Some
had cjome to admire the Wisconsin
man, if for nothing more than his de
termined and winning fight in his own
state: But when he showed them that
his way of fighting is by falsehood and
misrepresentation he was simply look
ed upon in Iowa as a common muck
He went from state to state telling
people of their corrupt senators, as
suming of course, that he was the only
honorable man in,the upper house. To
Is chagrin he found that these men
Wo in the senate because their own
people wanted them there he found
that resentment only was forthcoming
as a result of his attacks upon the in
tegrity of their representatives.
He goes back to the senate now to
mix with the men he has villified. He
is finding tnem more companionable
among themseives than they are with
him. And it Is predicted that, when
his amendments to the railway rate
law come up he will learn that he
possesses little influence and few
friends in the movement. One corres
pondent puts it that his amendments
st£nd about as much show of being
seriously considered either by the com,
mittee on interstate commerce or by
the senate as. has the bill for govern
ment ownership of railroads which has
been introduced/'by request" fifteen
times in the last two years.
Senator Dolliver, who, for some rea
son, was spared from personal attack
by Lalfollette during the season of
muck raking took the occasion of the
last campaign to tell the people of-this
state the truth about the Wisconsin
man. He referred to him as "this
traveling politician," and showed
wherein he had been misrepresenting
the republican members oi the senate.
The result has been that LaFoilette
gets little sympathy from the state of
ROOSEVELT AND WASHINGTON.
In an address to the New England
society Dr. Silas McBee connected and
compared George Washington and
Theodore Roosevelt. He observed
that in the birth years of the nation
the executive was necessarily a maker
of precedents, and that in the new
birth of the nation as a world power,
the executive has again of necessity
been a maker of precedents that both
presidents have shown a creative gen
ius in dealing with new conditions.
Speaking further he says:
"They have contributed positively
and constructively to the interpreta
tion of the powers of the executive
under the constitution. They have ac
cepted the constitution as a 'living in
strument and not a dead letter,' and
to a degree unequalled they hp.ve been
loyal to the American people who
made and who defend and sustain the
It is in the fact that several presi
dents have conceived of the constitu
tion as a living instrument that the
country is where it is today and that
the constitution seems to be as well
adapted to our own needs as it was to
those of the forefathers who framed it.
Had strict construction prevailed the
instrument would not have been found
pliable enough to properly apply to the
government of the vast territory added
to the original thirteen states, with all
of the necessary internal improve
ments and problems of growth.
What power the executive or con
gress has under the constitution has
been a matter of contention on all
matter of departure from the. beaten
path, and, in fact, there was much con
troversy over which direction the path
should take in the first place. The
construction of the constitution was
the line upon which the parties were
Had it not been possible to construe
the constitution in a manner that per
mitted a wide range of power in Wash
ington the clamor for amendments
would have been never ceasing, and
the instrument would probably be fre
quently opened for fads and fancies
that have tbeir birth in one presiden
tial campaign and their death in the
next one. It has sometimes been nec
essary, as political writers have re
corded it, to bend the constitution, and
thus carry the country over a political
From some people now comes a de
mand for the amendment of the con
stitution. but the situation is not extra
ordinary, for at all times there1 have
been classes of this kind. The great
danger would come in a situation
wherein there was apparent necessity
for continually opening the instrument
for amendment in order to properly
carry out the solution of the com
plex problems that daily face the exec
utive and congress. The constitution
remains a living instrument under
FOLK'S FINE SCHEME.
Kansas City Journal.—Judging from
the tone of the democratic state press,
Governor Folk is riding for a hard fall
in his plans to use the legislature to
build up a political machine for him
self in 1908. His plans include the pas
sage of an act to establish the office
of state excise commissioner, to have
charge and control over all the saloons
in the state a state road commission
er, with a complete department and as
sistant commissioners in each county
—both commissioners to be appointed
by the governor and an act giving the
governor power to remove Bheriffs,
prosecuting attorneys, coroners and
other county officers at his discretion,
for neglect to perform their duties.
Combined with the executive appoint
ment and control .over the police com
missioners and -coal oil inspectors,
these measures would enable the gov
ernor to bufld up a machine which
would make him almost an absolute
dictator in his party. The old demo
cratic machine that Folk so strenuous
ly denounced two years ago, which
made office holding hereditary In Mis
souri, was a mild and Innocuous Sun
day school association compared to the
state subsidized army of politicians
whom Folk would control and use in
his campaign for the senate, if his
plans should carry.
The democratic newspapers over the
state, however, have come out strongly
in opposition to the plan, although
probably a majority of them are per
sonally friendly to the governor. They
argue that it savors too much of "one
man power," and, as one of them ob-
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copy of our 1907 illustrated Almanac
serves, "would provide the present and
future governors with a fine opening
for having more rings than Saturn and
more satellites than Jupiter." Another
paper, the Fulton Telegraph, one of the
oldest and most Influential country pa
pers in the state, says: "The safest
plan Is to kill the proposition while it
is harmless, and .not wait unti! it has
been used to crush the will of the peo
Many old and observant onlookers
in politics have not been inclined to
give Governor Folk much credit for
political sagacity, or, in tact, for much
ability or any kind. They attribute his
early success, as a prosecutor of bood
lers and a champion of civic righteous
ness, to a small and select coterie of
St. Louis business and professional
men who are said to have supplied
him with brains as well as the money
he used ir. hi3 race for governor. The
late James Blair, who was one of
the most brilliant lawyers and schol
arly writers in the state prior to his
exposure and suicide on account of em
bezzling Ms clients' funds, was popu
larly supposed to be at the head of this
bunch of Folk advisers, trainers and
managers. It is a significant fact in
this connection that Blair was very
fond of preaching about "civic right
eousness" and virtually coined the
phrase as it has since been applied to
Missouri politics so continually led by
Mr. Folk. Just at the time Folk was
elected circuit attorney of St. Louis,
Blair was preaching sermons, writing
editorials and delivering public
speeches, all harping on "civic right
eousness," and Folk has harped on it
ever since. Like a fiddler playing on
one string, this cant phrase has been
the burden and monotonous tenor of
all his speeches and public writings.
The people, however, who said when
Blair died that Folk's brains died with
him will have to make anew diagnosis
if the governor's measures are to be
seriously considered. They were evi
dently drawn by the hand of an expert,
a master at the game of politics. The
scheme that underlies these measures
Is worthy even of the conceded shrewd
ness and cunning of his hated rival,
Senator Stone. "Gumshoe Bill" in his
palmiest days never evolved a more
adroit and comprehensive plot to build
up his political fences. Every one of
these measures is apparently meri
torious and ostensibly based upon deep
consideration for the public welfare,
but the result, if they passed, would
make Folk all powerful in the demo
cratic party in the state.
Is !t possible that Mr. Folk has a
new adviser as shrewd and possibly
as unscrupulous as Blair was? Nobody
will believe that Folk himself devised
the scheme. Whose "fine, Italian hand"
does it resemble?
THE MULTIPLICITY OF SANTA
Philadelphia Press.—Those ardent
faddists who advocate the elimina
tion of all suggestion of myth and mys
tery from child life and Imagination
may soon be able to rejoice in a weak
ening of faith in Santa Claus as the
most pleasing myth in childhood's
mind. This condition is seemingly
approaching as a result of what one
might call the degradation of Santa
A generation and more ago Sapta
Claus in the juvenile mind was an in
dividual remote from this mundane
sphere and residing somewhere in the
Aurora Borealis, or in the immediate
viciniiy of the North pole. Here for
the entire year, except on Christmas
night, he was engaged in manufactur
ing the wondrous and delightful and
glorious things which ultimately found
their way by reindeer and chimney
route into the stockings suspended
from the mantel shelf. He was a
beneficient old elf, the especial patron
of childhood, and not a real or tangi
ble, everyday individual to be seen
and heard and touched.
But all this is changed. The strenu
ous life has removed Santa Claus frtam
"Greenland'^ icy mountains" and
brought him to the crowded city. Not
only one Santa Claus, but a myriad of
them. They pose with "grotesque ges
tures in shop windows. They prom
enade the aisles of stores, they jingle
a bell othe street corner, beseeching
alms in the cause of Christian charity.
They are a very human and a very
palpable arrangement of cotton whis
kers, red flannel breeches, rubber
boots and toboggan cap.
The multiplicity of the breed is con
fusing to the child's mind. The coun
terfeit makeup is apparent. The child
wonders, and as the wonder grows
doubt and skepticism begin to creep
in, and then this growing infidelity is
heightened by the rude declaration of
the neighborhood "bad boy." who, like
all of his kind, are cynical iconoclasts,
that "there hain't no Santa Claus, any
how." And so it comes about that the
would-be eliminators of the myths of
childhood may unconsciously be win
ning their way. That Santa Claus is
becoming an object of doubt instead
of an object of veneration and joy
But let us hope for the sake of the
millions of childish hearts that beat
faster and childish eres that grow
brighter at the approach of Christmas
and Santa Qlaus, that the glorious old
man of mystery may never be elim
inated by the faddists, or by his
counterfeits in shop window and on
MANY NEW SUITS.
Several Petitions Have Been Filed
With the Clerk of the Court.
Among the recent suits filed in the
office of the clerk of the district
court are the following:
W. P. Chisman vs. F. T. Chapman,
et al. In this action the plaintiff sues
on a note and for the foreclosure of
the mortgage by which it was secured.
The mortgaged property has been
transferred several times since the
making of the note and the plaintiff
asks judgment for the amount still due
against each and all of the defendants
as well as the foreclosure of the mort
Fanny V. Rupe vs. Maggie A. Miller
and Seymour Miller et al. A suit on a
note on which $50 is yet unpaid. The
plaintiff asks a judgment for the
amount due with Interest and costs
and further prays that two previous
judgments rendered against the de
fendants be decreed inferior liens to
her mortgage, which she asks to have
Xmy Drake Nupp vs. Li, C. Wier et
al., a petition for partition.
N. P. Byrne ys. Harry Leonard and
J. W. Leonard, a petition asking for an
W. A. Lewis and J. B. Mowrey vs.
Fred Knight and Ida Knight. An action
asking for an attachment on property
THE OTTTTSTWA COITRIEIT
of the defendants, the plaintiff alleg
ing that they hold a note signed by the
defendant and due February 1, 1907.
The plaintiffs claim that the defend
ants are disposing of their property
with intent to defraud.
The same plaintiffs have also filed
another suit against the same defend
ants and other co-defendants, this suit
being an action on notes tor the fore
closure of a landlord's lien,
Decrce Signed. v-
Saturday afternoon Judge F. W.
Elchelberger signed a decree in the
case of E. E. Townsend vs. the Iowa
Business Men's Building and Loan as
sociation, in which he fixes the amount
due from the plaintiff to the defendant
as the balance of the payment on the
property concerned in the litigation at
$314 and orders the plaintiff to pay
this amount in exchange for which the
defendant is to give possession of the
JEST 'FORE CHRISTMAS
Father calls me William, sister calls
Mother calls me Willie, but the fellers
call me Bill
Mighty glad I ain't a girl—ruther be a
Without them sashes, curls an' things
that'f worn by Fauntleroy!
Love to chawnk green apples an' go
swimmln' in the lake—
Hate to take the castor-lie they give
me for bellyache!
'Most all the time the whole year round
there ain't no flies an me
But jest 'fore Christmas I'm as good
as I kin be!
Got a yeller do- named Sport, sick him
on the cat
First thing she knows she doesn't know
where she is at!
Got a clipper sled, an' when us kids
goes out to slide,
'Long comes the grocery cart an' we all
hook a ride:
But sometimes when the grocery man
is worried an' cross
He reaches at us with his whip an' lar
rups his hoss
An' then I laff an' holler: "Oh, ye never
But jest 'fore Christmas I'm as good as
I kin be.
Gran'ma says she hopes that when I
get to be a man
I'll be a missionarer like her oldest
As was et up by the cannibals that live
in Ceylon's isle,
Where every prospeck pleases, an' only
man is vile!
But .rran'mi riv- has never been
wild west show.
Nor read the life of Daniel Boone, or
else I guess she'd know
That Buff'lo Bill an' cowboys is good
enough for me,
Except jest 'fore Christmas, when I'm
good as I kin be.
And then old Sport he hangs around so
solemn like an' still
His eyes they seem a-sayin': "what's
the matter, little Bill?"
The old cat sneaks down off her perch
an' wonders what's become
Of them two enemies of hern that used
to make things hum.
But I'm go perlite an' tend so earnest
ly to biz
That mother says to father: "How im
proved our Willie Is!"
But father, havln' been a boy hlsself,
When jest 'fore Christmas, I'm as good
as I kin be.
For Christmas, with its lots an' lots of
candies, cakes an' toys.
Was made, they say, for proper kids
an' not for naughty boys
So, wash yer face an' brush yer hair
an' mind yer p's an' q's,
And don't bust out yer pantaloons and
don't wear out yer shoes.
Say "Yessum" to the ladies an' "Yes
sur" to the men,
An' when they's company don't pass yer
plate for pie again
But, thinkin' of the things yer'd like to
see upon that' tree,
Jest 'fore Christmas be as good as yer
kin be. —Eugene Field,
Russell, Dec. 25.—Fred Thompson
came home from Lacona Friday to
spend Christmas with his parents.
John Fogg arrived from Ch'cago Fri
day to- spend Christmas with his uncle,
A. J. Woodman, and family.
William Stech and wife of Carleton,
Nebraska, arrived Thursday for a visit
with Mr. Stech's brother, P. H. Stech,
Dr. Calbreath and wife of Confidence
spent Thursday In Russell at the A. F.
Mr. Childs of Klrksvllle, Mo., arriv
ed on No. 3 Saturdav for a visit with
his aunt, Mrs. Charles Thompson, and
Mrs. George Garrison and two sons
left on No. 4 for Albia to spend Christ
was with her parents.
Miss Tura Hawk left Friday evening
for Cedar Falls to spend the holidays.
Elba Slater came home from Chicago
to visit with her parents during the
George May arrived from Iowa City
Friday to visit his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Jame3 May.
Miss Lybe of Sidney arrived Satur
day to spend the holidays with her
friend. Miss Ida Ewald.
Miss Carrie Ewald left Thursday fop
a. visit with her sister, Mrs. Mattle
Lodfre at Storm Lake.
Elmer Thomas left Saturday for
Mrs. Minnie Murray and two chil
dren of Tlnpley arrived Friday for a
visit at the O. P. Murray home.
Miss Anna Elliott and sister, Mrs.
Maud Sutton, of Creston, arrived last
Thursday to visit at the parental H.
W. Elliott home.
were held at Oak Grove and Ware
school houses last week.
Protracted meetings are In progres
at the Kniffin church.
At the declamatory contest Friday
evening the Perkins gold medal was
awarded to Miss Gladys Bateman.
Mrs, J. S. StamDs and little sons
went to Monmouth, 111,, Saturday to
visit Mrs. Stamps' mother, Mrs. Mont
Thomas Putt and William Cochran
formerly of this place, now of Good
land, Kansas, are spending the holidays
with old friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed (Mssne of Columbus,
Ohio, are visiting Mrs. Cissne's mother,
Mrs. G. T. Miller, south of town.
Dr. Banning reports a ten poujnd boy
born to Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Parks Fri
Dr. O. A. Cover is on the sick list this
Dr. L. L. Gray of St. John, Mo., was
ia Um city Friday purchasing his
Christmas candles of William Ash
Frank Stewart, who has been work
ing In the ax handle factory in Ottum
wa. Is at home quite ill.
Pulaski, Dec. 25.—Earl Plank left last
week for his home in Potosia, Mo., aft
er several weeks' visit here with rela
Miss Mary Angspurger is visiting
her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Johnson, in
Mt. Pleasant thl-' week.
Mrs. C. E. Stoc'Oiam and children are
spending the week with Mrs. Stock
ham's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Mer
Mrs. Sarah Conger of Milton visited
rt'.atives here the first of the week.
James Hunt and family are moving
their household eroods from Bloomfleld
into the Pteer KInsinger property.
Mrs. W. W. George of Des Moines
arrived Monday evening and spent a
few davs at the home of Andrew
WEST END ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Phllby of Brazil
are spending Christmas with the sister
of Mis. Philby, Mrs. P. G. Drummtfnd
of McPherson avenue.
Albert Stout of Seymour is visiting
at the home of Michael Diner on Mc
Peter Riley and son, Michael. of
Falrvlew avenue, are spending the hol
idays in LaSalle, 111.
The Christmas exercises In the West
End Presbyterian church taxed the
capacity of the building last evening.
The exercises were of the highest order.
The West End Aid society meets
at the church Thursday at 10 a. m. All
the members are requested to be pres
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McKell of Dav
enport are visiting wit Mrs. McKell's
ulster, Mrs. Elmer Duree, 931 West
Mrs. E E. Mosier of Lacona is spend
ing Christmas with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. DeHarport, 933 West Main
EAST END ITEM3.
T. D. Foster was in Fairfield on bus!
ness last Friday afternoon.
Z. Burton of the tierce washers bad
ly bruised his arm last Friday and was
compelled to quit his work and go
William Sauers of the box factory
was called home last Thursday after
noon by the sudden illness of his wife.
George ^Morris of the packing room
accidentally cut the middle finger of
his left hand last Thursday, causing
him to' quit work and go home.
R. L. Morgan, who runs the great
elevators in building "D," will speak
at Rutledge tomorrow evening at 7:45
Ex-Superintendent F. J. Bullock was
at the beef house on business last
George Gibbons of the No. 1 cellar
is in Chicago on his vacation
A. A. Lewis of the stock yards office
was in Drakevllle last Monday on busl
Michael Ulrich of the cutting depart
ment, who has been farming near
Agency all summer returned to work
again last Monday.
John Weyhyand of Waterloo is the
new foreqian in the machine shop and
began his duties last Monday.
J. H. Craig of the cutting department
was on the sick list a short time this
W. R. Casson, city salesman of the
John Morrell & Co. branch at Des
Moines, was a business visitor at the
plant last Tuesday.
Edward Carson of the killing gang
badly cut himself In the left hand last
New Year's watch meeting will be
held in ihe East End Presbyterian
Superintendent Will Foster of the
East End Presbyterian church will
give the annual Christmas entertain
ment in the church Christmas night.
All friends of the church are cordially
invited to be present,
Ladies' Aid society of the East End
Presbyterian church met in the parlors
of the church last Friday afternoon at
S. A. G'.llum of the roustabout gang
is on the sick list.
A. C. Catman and Edward Smith
traveling employes of the A. D. T. Co.
were here on business last Wednesday
Pete Loy of the Oppenheimer Casing
company badly scalded the left side
WOMEN'S RIGHTS ALWAYS—
his face last Thursday.
Samuel Birney of the stock yards
was in Drakevllle on business last
Aaron Anderson, machinist, stepped
into scalding water last Monday morn
ing and scalded his feet so badly that
he had to be taken home.
Street Commissioner James King
was in No. 1 green meat cellar last
Wednesday noon on business.
William Stinson, foreman of the
hanging room, was taken very sick last
Wednesday morning and was com
pelled to quit work and go home.
RESOLUTIONS BY BAR.
Expressions of Confidence and Appreci
ation of Judge'Sloan.
The following resolutions were
adopted by the Wapello County Bar:
Whereas, Judge Robert Sloan, after
serving on the bench of this judicial
district for twenty-four years, retires
therefrom at the close of this year
therefore, be it
Resolved, by the members of the Bar
of Wapello county, Iowa,
1—That we deem it appropriate that
we should express, after such lo4r ser
vice, our appreciation of him as a man
and a judge.
2—That as a man, we have always
found him absolutely honest, conscien
tious, courteous and very attentive to
•3—.That as a judge he has displayed
In the discharge of his judicial duties
a broad and profound knowledge of the
law, a deep grasp of all its principles,
tne power to readily master the case In
hand In all Its details and to apply the
rules of the law thereto, and In a wide
sense he is a jurist in the best accepta
tion of the term.
4—That as a Judge he has had the
fullest confidence of the members of the
bar and of the people at large and has
been regarded as a judge of the strict
5—That these resolutions shall be
spread upon the records of our associ
ation and a copy thereof be furnished
MEN'S RIGHTS AT CHRISTMAS.
Now this is not printed with a view
or discouraging any fellow—no, no, far
from it—It Is simply submitted as an
educational feature—a kind of prepara
tory lesson. Just to show him what he.
Is going to have to contend with. Here
Is a letter I received this morning:
•Editor Sidelights—Dear Sir— '-i-'i
"Now, I don't make a business of
sending my troubles to the newspapers,
or asking some one to listen to them,
but I do want to say a few words about
the privileges a man should enjoy at
least once a year In his own home.
"Now I think when it comes to the
observance of Christmas, I average up
a,rlght with the general run of the
heads of the households in the state of
Iowa, and do my part toward loading
up the home Christmas table at this
season. Really, I almost overdid the
thing last Christmas, and when^the ac
counts began to come In after the first
t*1® year, I felt as if I had moved
out of the state of I-ow-a and. get In
the state of I-O-U. It was tough, but
I stood it with a silence that would
have done credit to an Indian warrior.
FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING OF
THE SOUTHEASTERN IOWA
SOCIETY IN JANUARY
Call to order.
Invocation by Rev. W. E. Parsons,
president of Parsons college.
Piano solo by Prof. James P. Moore
Annual address by the president, Dr.
J. B-, Monfort, Fairfield.
./. Tuesday, 1:30 p. m.—Clinics.
Dr. W. B. James of Tracy, Minn.,
will conduct a school demonstrating
the Bonwell system of grinding and
articulating full upper and lower den
tures, assisted by Dr. Geo. W. Sllng
luft, Burlington Dr. A. W. Dana, .Bur
lington Dr. J. H. Calder, Cedar Rap
ids, Dr. W. H. Chapman, Burlington
Dr. E. S. Snyder, Burlington Dr. E.
B. Carney, Washington Dr. W. E.
Creath, Ottumwa Dr. W. S. Hosford,
Dr. C. E. Hoag. Wapello—Pressure
anaesthesia removing pulp,. Immediate
Dr. A. L. Punton, Mr. Pleasant—
Richmond crown. Steel facing.
Dr. R. H. Volladn, Iowa City—Gold
Inlay in central incisor, pulpless tooth.
Dr. C. M. Work, of Ottumwa, will
conduct a class In porcelain Inlay, cav
ity preparation, etc., assisted by Dr. T.
F. Cooke, Burlington- Dr. W. C. Boone,
Ottumwa Dr. W. S. Goldsmith, Ottum
wa Dr. C. E. Hoag, Wapello Dr. J. T.
Martin, Muscatine Dr. W. F. Kratz,
Dr. Wm. Finn of Cedar Rapids,
will conduct a class in cavity prepara
tion and gold filling assisted by Dr
J. T. Martin, Muscatine Dr. F. M. Ed
wards, Mt. Pleasant Dr. J. C. Black,
Keota Dr. J. N. Armstrong, Ottumwa
Dr. H. L. Madison, Burlington.
Dr. F. A. Roe, Burlington—Table
clinic. Porcelain crown with platinum
Dr. H. H. Stafford, Keokuk—Table
clinic. Preparation of cavities for
Dr. W. H. Chapman, Burlington—To
ble clinic. Method of repairing bridge
Tuesday, 5:30 p. m.—Banquet.
7:30 p. m.—Reports on clinics, papers
sw. ifi Inf.
every married man knows
tnat he ought to have one evening In
the year that he can get awav from
home without having to say that he is
gcing to lodge, or a directors' meeting
or a board meeting of the church, or
tell some other kind of a lie, and also
be allowed to come in that same night
without meeting with,
"'Well, you're home at last, are
means to an end, I propose
tnat the married men form a union for
the purpose of demanding one "night
Understand me, please owing to
circumstances over which I have no
control, I don't want to be known as the
promoter of this organization, but If
such a body Is formed and the members
will pledge themselves not to tell the
•jaines of any other members, I will
sincerely promise to join.
"Now last night, I happened to get in
S I E I S
Julius Caesar went to Gaul (which In tres partes est)
And wa'lopec all the natives till tile* voted him a pest,
H.0 raised the Roman eagles to a peak sublimely high
mo t.h.at, we-
,le?s worthy, when we have finished here,
May catch their well-known greeting: 'You're home at last, my dear!*"
C. P. C,
The program for the fourth annual
meeting of the Southeastern Iowa
Dental society, at Fairfield January 8
and 9, has Just been Issued as follows:
Tuesday, January 8.
Wednesday, January 9, 9 a. m.
Dr. A. W. Dana, Burlington—Porce
Dr. W. M. Terry, Washington—Por
Dr. T. F. Cooke, Burlington—Gold
filling, step cavity in central incisor.
Dr. F. P. Wells, Clarinda—Gold In
Operator to be announced—Admin
istration of antldolorin as in anesthetic
The school in prosethetics, porce
lain Inlays and gold fillings will be
conducted both days dividing the as
olstants into two classes. The, table
I. aft •^wiifliiTMBMfliilf.fliMrfMirtiraiMji
a little late, and Just as I opened thqi
door, my wife asked, In a tone I nevepl
heard her use before we were married Jf"
"'Is that you?' &>t
'Certainly it is,' said I, 'who wera.':[:
"This morning at breakfast at our
house, there wasn't any conversation
going to waste around the table. I nev
er was very good at talking to my
"I really feel as If a man ought
have one night of his own, and I think
It ought to bo between Christmas anct
"I would like to hear from some oth- ..
ers about this matter.
"Yours truly, in trouble,
"C. S G."
Now, I heartily sympathize with the
gentleman, but I think he brought the
trouble on himself. I'm In the same
boat, and I know I'm partially respon
sible. Of course, I'll confess I didn't
know things would be as they are. but
evidently I knew as much about It as
he did. However, I endorse his Idea of
an organization—but I want to thor
oughly emphazlze that secret part of it.
That is the most brilliant feature of hl»
But It does seem as If a man ought to
have one night that he can com© home
without being called down for doing
so—without having to tell how It cam®
about that he took a notion to com*
Most any reasonable woman oughf
to be sufficiently Imbued with the,lib-,
erality of the season to allow the man.
of the house one evening's outing th&f
does not have to be put on the program^
Her part In the family play at this lm»
mediate season should be a thinking
part, that is if she does not want to In-,
vite worry for herself and make th«i
old man an out and out liar.
But It's no use—it's no use—It vav
ever thus—and personally, I have given
up all hope of getting even one night
all my own. And it's the same all
over. In the New York Journal W.
Klrlt says It has been the same from!
the beginning. Mr. Kirk puts it /n tha,
following manner, and .calls his' efforft!
"A Toast to Our Wives."
"ame immortal with tho big end little fry. ''%gy,Yi&
re i-j. when he blew back to Rom.,
nu Sarllng wife snapped savagc-ly: "It's Urae you're gitting home!"*
Bonaparte struck Russia with his matchless "Grande Armee,"
dlre retreat, as our historians say, Cl
His dauntless heart was steady till he hit the old French loam,
And took the Paris Subway to his flne suburban home.
ou us ^e,
Sreet his wife—his precious Josephine
She handed out this chilly line: "My w»rd Where HAVE you been?"^
W^HEN foxy old Ulysses, after raising Cain at Troy,
Began his homeward voyage with a heart that knew no Joy,
He passed through awful perils and avoided many dangers,
buch as sirens, one-eyed giants and other scheming strangers.
But when, a weather-beaten tar, he reached his Grecian hall.
His loving wife sneered: "Glory be! What brought you home at all ft
through the burled ages salutes like these have rung
WIH so long as
S°es out 5i.nd woman has a tongue. ~.
felloes, lift your glasses high! I drink this toast with you: "'v
God send our wives to heaven when their eaTthly tasks are through:
clinics will also be conducted both days. I
Wednesday, 1:30 p. m.
Reports of committees and elWtfdnb
Selection of next place of meeting.
Reports on clinics, papers and dls-i
Dr. W. E, Creath, Ottumwa—Ethlc®(
on man's moral and professional du-'
ties toward one another.
Dr. J. T. Martin, Muscatine—"Soma
Dr. D. W. James, Tracy, Minn.—
Dr. William Finn, Cedar Rapids—»
Dr. C. M. Work, Ottumwa—Porce
Officers and Committees.
Dr. J. B. Monfort, Fairfield, presl-1
dent Dr. J. T. Martin, Muscatine, vlca4
president Dr. Geo. W. SUngluff, Bur-I
lington, secretary Dr. W. E. Creath,!
Executive committee—Dr. H. IX
Madison, Burlington Dr. J. E. For-l
ney, Keokuk Dr. Frank Fourt, Fair-'
Membership—Dr. C. G. Hoover, AH
bla Dr. C. E. Ritchey, New London
Dr. H. S. Engle, Llneville.
Superintendent of clinics—Dr. Frantt
John S. McClurg.
The funeral services over the re
mains of the late John S. McClurg,!
who passed away Saturday evening at
8:30 o'clock at the family residence in
Dahlonega, were held this morning at
10:30 o'clock from the late residence.
Rev. C. E. Chambers, pastor of the Da
vis street Christian church, conducted
the services. Interment was made in
the Ottumwa cemetory.
Avery, Dec. 25.—Mrs. Sarah Moor®
and son, Roy, were shopping in Albia
Mrs. Anna Clark and children are
quarantined with scarlet fever.
A. R. Yeedles of Ottumwa will spend'
Christmas at the W. J. Stewart home.
Mr and Mrs. Roy Clapp will spend
Christmas with Mrs. Clapp's sister
Mrs. James McMillan, at Ilynes.
J. -W. Richter and wife "were Albia
Mr3. Ellen Morgan entertained the
following persons at dinner today:
Mr. and Mrs. William Evans, Mr. and
Mrs. James Ellsworth and son, Clay
Will Smith and faimly, Harry Smith
wife and children of-.Albia.
Mr. and Mrs. John Allen were Ottum
wa visitors over Sunday.
The three rooms of the Avery publl
schools will have a Christmas tree I'
the opera house this evening.
Mrs. Scott Appleman, Mrs. P.
Hynes, Mrs. .G. Evans and Mrs. RoL
Peterson were shopping in Albia Fr
Mrs. H. E. Moore is spending the day
today with her parents at Russell.
Miss Hazel R. Lewis and A. Haw
thorn are spending the day today with
Mr, and Mrs. J. W. Richter.
.There may be plenty of room at tho
top, but victims of that tired feeling
never reach It-
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