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TUESDAY, February 5, 1907.
Tri-Weekly Courier.
Subscribers wishing their address
changed will please give the name of
the Postofflce to which the paper has
been sent as well as the Postofflce
where they desire l.t to be changed to.
From Saturday's Dally.
Pratts Stock Food. Sargent's.
Miss Nora Hodson of Eldon was in
the city yesterday on business.
F. M. Hunter was in _lldon yesterday
on business.
Miss Nora Kittle of 104 East Court
street, is vistiing with relatives in El
Mrs. W. Ij. Vincent of Kirkville,
was in the city on business yesterday. I
James M. Harrison of Chariton, spe
cial agent of th Burlington road, is in
the city on business.
Mrs. D. G. Holcomb of Douds-Leanclo
was in the city yesterday on busi
Robinsons Patent Barley. Sargent's.
Mrs. E. K. Dorothy of 201 Albany
tfcH'Hb' street, is visiting with her mother,
Mrs. F. N. Kimble of Eldon.
Mrs. E. Swinney and Mrs. C. A.
si* Davis of Floris, were in this city yes
?«"¥. terday on business.
ek Mr. and Mrs. T. W. McCall left last
!»:. evening for Eddyville to spend Sun
S: day with relatives.
•\fk Whirling Spray Syringfes. Sargent's.
KV Mr. and Mrs. A. N. McCormick of
Fairfield were in the city yesterday on
fe business.
Mrs. A. Smith of 305 Park avenue,
was called to Eldon yesterday by the
Illness of her mother, Mrs. S. A.
Mrs. C. Hammersly, who resides on
McPherson avenue, left thi- morning
for Laddsdale, to viBit her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. L. Ross.
Pearl Water Bottles, guaranteed.
has returned home after visiting at
the home jf Fre* (Moyd, 320' Sheridan
Miss Florence Warren of Chillicothe
and Miss Anna Warren of Eldon,
were in the city today on business.
Misses Sue Reno and Coral Augus
tine of Agency, were in the city today
on business.
Pine Tar In pints and 1-2 gals.
Sargent's, Main and Market.
Mrs. M. Jamison of Hlteman, return
ed home this afternoon after a short
visit with William Lumsden of Fair
Mrs. George Eslinger, who resides
south of the city, left' this afternoon
a for Dudley, to visit r.er daughter, Mrs.
R. Goodwin.
Sargent fits trusses accurately.
Mrs. S. A. Morgan of 202 South
Davis street, is visiting with her
daughter, Mrs. B. Musgrove of Bux
Mrs. P. L. Green, who resides north
of the city, returned home this morn
:i ing after a visit with relatives in Coal
"'J field.
Rexall Female Remedy guaranteed,
i'v Sargent's, Main and Market.
(i Mrs. B. N. Van Gent of 714 East
Second street., left last evening for
Rome, to attend the funeral of her
uncle, A. Luellan.
Mrs. I. H. West of 832 West Main
street, and Mrs. M. Wyatt of 1104
v: Samantha street, left yesterday after
noon for Birmingham to attend the
district meeting of the Free Methodist
From Monday's Daily
Blacklegoids for Blackleg.
gent's, Main and Market.
Homer Roth left this morning for
Fairfield on business.
George G. Bowers of Moravia is in
the city today on business.
Jessie Arnold of Chariton, formerly
of this city, spent Sunday with his
•uhcle, Oscar Arnold.
Mrs. O. L. Johnson of Albia, is in
the city visiting with Mrs. S. P. Swen
son of 136 Albany street.
Mrs. M. Foshier and little son Rand
of Harvey, who were in the city to at
tend the funeral of James Campbell,
returned home this "morning.
Miss Lulu Enyart of Agency, re
turned home Saturday evening after
visiting with Mrs. R. Myers of 546
West Main street.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Watts of Lock
man, who were in the city to attend
the funeral of James Campbell, re
turned home this morning.
Miss Teresa Heffren of Albia, is in
the city visiting with her sister, Mrs.
T. Fitzgerald of 318 West Maple ave
Mrs. E. Hestrup of Kenosha, Wis.,
2S. Mr
South McLean street, returned home
Saturday evening.
Miss Elsie Fulton of Agency, who
has been visiting with friends in Oi
tumwa for a few days, returned home
Saturday evening.
Miss A. JLoughead of Blakesburg re
turned home this morning after a short
One Minute Washers
Banking by Mail
Accounts can be opened and con
ducted by mall as conveniently, safely
and satisfactorily as over our counters.
Our out-of-town business has grown to
be an important and distinct feature of
this bank, and we give particular atten
tion to the interests of our correspond
CAPITAL $50,000.00.
Under State ControUand Supervision.
Corner Second and Market Streets.
(Continued From Page 1.)
versity. His mother, he said, now re
sides at Cambridge, aMss.
White was on the stand but a few
minutes. He told of accompanying his
father to the Cafe Martin for dinner
and said when he left him to go with
his chum, a boy named King, to the
New York roof garden, it was the last
time he saw his father alive. Thaw's
attorney did not cross examine the wit
Paxton Heard Confession.
Warren Paxton, engineer at the
Madison Square garden, testified that
he was a witness to the shooting and
accompanied Thaw, after the latter's
arrest down the elevator.
"As we entered the elevator" the
witnesB said, "Thaw admitted he had
done the shooting, caying "he ruined
my wife."
A woman whom he thought was
Thaw's wife replied to this. "But look
at the fix you are in now," and Thaw,
he said, replied, Well, dearie, I have
probably saved your life."
Ctohen Acts Out Tragedy.
Meyer Cohen, the song writer, an
other eye witness to the tragedy, took
the stand. When asked to indicate
Thaw's manner of approaching the ar
chitect the witness left the stand,
walked up and down before the jury
box, and illustrated the slow pace
which he declared characterized
'maw's deliberation approaching his
"He walked up to White's table like
this," said the witness, indicating.
"He made a slight detour, coming up
to White from behind, suddenly faced
him and fired three times."
The witness did not take part in
the events which immediately followed
th shooting.
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KEATING'S, 114 E. Main
Henry S. Plaese, who witnessed
the shooting, said after it occurred that
Thaw retreated toward the rear of the
garden with his right hand elevated,
the "barrel of the pistol being pointed
The defense closely questioned
Plaese regarding the movement of
Thaw's arms and particularly an effort
was made to bring out the point that
the pistol was pointed upward.
Was Life err Wife Ruined'?
The pistol with which White was
killed was identified by two witnesses
who aided in disarming Thaw. Police
man Debes, who arrested Thaw, said
he was unable to,• distinguish whether
Thaw said he had done the shooting
"because he ruined my wife, or my
Coroner's Physician Lehane. who
performed the autopsy on White's
body, described the wounds made by
the three pistol shots and identified the
various bullets which were placed in
Prosecution Rests.
At 12:45 the prosecution rested their
case, and an adjournment was taken
till 2 o'clock, when Attorney Gleason
opened for the defense.
Insanity the Defense.
Attorney Gleason began his address
by saying the defense would be based
upon "the constitution and law of the
imperial state of New York." He said
Thaw was suffering from insanity,
hereditary in nature, when he shot
White. He stated that the defense
would be one of insanity. He declared
that Thaw believed he was acting
upon the word of providence when he
killed White, that he acted without
quality of his act.
"An Experience With White."
Tnaw when fir asked by Thaw to be
Shaw when first asked by Thaw to be
his wife refused, because of "an ex
perience in her life connected with
When Gleason concluded court ai
journed until tomorrow.
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visit with her sister. Mrs.
Parker of 309 Carlyle street.
A. J. Smith of 634 West Second
street, is visiting with his son Charles
Smith of Dudley.
Mrs. George Stephens of Fairfield
and Mrs. C. Allison of Hampton, who
have been visiting Mrs. M. McHale of
1016 East -Main street, returned home
this morning.
Special Announcement Rega"ding the
National Pure Food and Drug Law.
We are pleased to announce t»:at
Foley's Honey and Tar l'or coughs,
color and lung trouble®, if noc affect
ed Vy the national Pars Food and
Drug aw as it contaiv no opiates or
o'.h"r harmful drugs, mi -»o recom
mend it as a safe remedy for children
and adults. B. Clar. and Swen
son's drug store.
The Other Defendant Discharged Is F.
W. Darner, Accused of Forgery—A
Pathetic Scene Enacted in Court
Room—Child Is Taken From Father.
From Monday's Daily
The case of the state of Iowa against
Lewis Baty, charged with sodomy, has
been dismissed on the motion of the
prosecuting attorney, Seneca Cornell.
The case attracted considerable atten
tion at the time of its trial during the
October term because of the nature
of the charge and also because the jury
hung after a long session. In this case
Miss Emma Harrison was the prose
cuting witness.
The case of the state of Iowa against
F. W. Darner, charged with forgery,
has also been dismissed by the county
attorney. Lack of sufficient evidence
to convict is given as the cause of the
A Pathetic Scene.
A pathetic scene was enacted Satur
day afternoon in the Wapello county
courtroom, when Judge M. A. Roberts
ordered little 13-year-old Bertha Gee
taken from the care of her father,
Enoch Gee, and placed in the hands of
Miss Eva Shaw, agent of the Iowa
Home Finding association. The little
girl cried brokenheartedly and the
father seemed to be overcome with
grief. It was alleged that home Sur
roundings were not suitable for the
bringing up of a child of such tender
years, and the court ordered that the
girl De removed from the father's care.
Gee, however, objected to having her
placed In charge of the society, and
the court allowed him until tomorrow
morning to find a home for the girl
with some of her relatives, either in
Ottumwa or in Kansas City, Mo. If
such a home is not found the child
will be given to the society.
After the hearing, as Miss Shaw
started to leave the court room with
Bertha, the father arose and held out
his arms to his daughter. Crying bit
terly she ran to Gee and flung herself
upon him and refused to leave him.
Railroad Settles Suit.
The case of Blair and Chisman
against the Chicago Burlington &
Quincy railroad has been settled and
dismissed. The. suit was for $200 dam
ages alleged to have been sustained to
a carload of horses shipped from Den
ver, belonging to the defendants. The
case was settled for $115, the plaintiffs
to pay the costs.
Minor Criminal Notes.
Frank Burns, charged with drunken'
ness and Lizzie Burns, charged with
disturbing the peace, were in police
court vhls morning and were sentenced
to thirty days in jail each. The sen
tence was suspended during good be
havior. J. Jones and Burt Key, both
charged with intoxication, were re
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank the employes of
the power house for their beautiful
floral offering and also the kind friends
and neighbors for their sympathy and
help in our bereavement.
Harry Light
and Family.
Information Wanted
Regarding the present address of
the married sister of Adolph Steubli.
She was living in Wapello county
about the year 1880. Proper com
pensation paid for this information by
Elbert C. Smith,
As Administrator of the estate of
Adolph Steubli, Greeley, Colorado.
Glenwood Iron Works Looking for a
Location—Other Moulton News."
Moulton, Feb. 2.—(Special)—The iron
works at Glenwood, Mo., are looking
ofr a new location. Three of the lead
ing citizens. B. Sneed, R. R. Wilson
and L. M. Clark, were in Glenwood on
Wednesday consulting with Mr. Boyle
manager of the company, concerning
its moving to this city. Although no
definite arrangements were made pros
pects are very good for Moulton getting
It, for she has the best of railroad ad
vantages and mail services, then a
great deal of work is sent from here to
some neighboring foundry, which, if it
is moved here, will be abolished. It
will also give more employment.
Personal and Otherwise.
Mrs. Oscar Brasfleld of Ottumwa was
in the city Wednesday enroute home
from Unionville, Mo.
The M. W. A. of Moulton, Camp, No.
3799. had initiation last Tuesday night.
Members from all around came in. Dep
uty Consul L. V. Floyd was .in charge.
Eight members were taken in, two so
cial and eight beneficiaries. It is said to
be the largest attendance ever known
in this city.
Mrs. M. T. Powell returned Wednes
day to Ottumwa, after a visit with N.
C. Guinn.
W. C. Stickney was an Eldon visitor
the first of the week.
Mrs. J. W. Campbell went to Ottum
wa Monday evening to attend the fun
eral of her r\ephew. Walter Lane, of
Karl Wilson has been appointed
agent for the New York Life Insurance
comuany for this part of the state.
D." W .Bryan of Centerville visited
his brother, G. W. Bryan, this week.
Howie Wahl was down from Keosau
qua Thursday.
L. M. Clark made a business trip to
Unionville, Mo., Wednesday.
Mrs. John Spurgeon entertained tho
Woman's Home Missionary society of
the Presbyterian church Thursday aft
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Shew returned
home Wednesday from a visit in Ot
Ed Lewis of Farmington
1 .Guilty.
gram was caused by the rumor that
the appointment was to go to Colonel
Temple of Osceola.
J. C. Barr Dies.
J. C. Barr died yesterday morning at
9 o'clock at his home near Brookville,
ofter a long sickness. He was the fath
er of Mrs. C. A. Gilmer of Fairfield.
FINED $300.
Keosauqua, Feb. 2.—Ed. Lewis, an
old resident of Farmington was in
dicted by the grand jury at the
present term of court for illegally
selling intoxicating liquors. He plead
guilty and was finded $300 and cost.
The Ladies' Guild ftbe Congrega
tional church met at the home of
Mrs. Frank McChirg, Wednesday
afternoon. About thirty members
were present.
The Union services are being held
this week at the Congregational
church, conducted by Rev. Wheeler.
The P. E. O. met with Mrs. E.
Manning, Monday evening.
The lecture given by Rev. Chas. E.
Perkins last Thursday evening was
well attended and appreciated. His
subject was "Concerning Girls and
Mrs. Jeff Beer, who was for many
years a resident of this place, is very
ill at her daughter's home in Eldon.
Mrs. John Black is also very ill.
W. W. Dyer has sold his meat mar
ket to Jinkson & Lawrence. Mr. Dyer
willl remain in Keusauqua and is
engaged in the stock business.
Jack Duckworth of Junio, Alaska,
visited friends .and relatives here last
Mrs. Wm. Brownlee, living near
town, who was taken to Ottumwa for
medical treatment, is reparted much
Seith Summerville is able to be
about the house after an illness of
twelve weeks of typhoid fever,
A. H. Lane la recovering from a
severe spell of pneumonia.
Passes Away at Home Near Dudley—
Eddyville News..
Eddyville, Feb. 2.—Died, at his home
near Dudley. Jan. 31, 1907, B. E. Mick, a
well to do farmer and an exemplary cit
izen. Same eight weeks ago the de
ceased was taken to Ottumwa hospital
and operated on for appendicitis, from
which he almost recovered and later
contracted pneumonia, from which he
died. The deceased leaves a wife and
three children to mourn his death. He
was also a son-in-law of Lewis Tawns
ley of this place.
News Items of Interest.
Fred Hull, of the firm of Waddington
& Hull, has sold his Interest In the
meat market to Mr. Waddington and
will move to Chillicothe in the spring.
Henry Bilhler, section fpreman on the
Iowa Central at this .placfe for the past
several years, has secured a leave o:~
absence for two weeks. Henry has been
an efficient foreman and is deserving of
a well earned vacation.
John Plckerell of the Eveland district
was in town on business Friday.
Attorney J. F. Hall was a business vis
itor in Oskaloosa Thursday.
Mrs. Kate Bowsher, who has been af
flicted with paralysis and not much im
proved, was taken to Lineville Friday
to spend the winter with her daughter.
Mrs. Charles Broderic. She was ac
companied by her daughter and Bert
Purdy-Ruble Wedding.3
Bentonsport, Feb. 2.—At the home
of the brides parents Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Ruble, Jan. 23 a noon, occured
tne marriage of Emmet Purdey of
Keokuk and Miss Maude E. Ruble of
Bentonport, Rev. Clark of Bonaparte
performing the cermony.
Fin Elliott has returned from
Little Gladys Carter daughter of
W. H. Carter has been qiute sick.
Dr. Creasap of Bonapart was a pro
fessional caller in town Tuesday.
R. R. Jacobs is a guest at the home
of Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey.
Mrs. J. O. Murphy and baby Iva
ot Keokuk came up last evening to
visit at the home of her father, Jno.
Jno. Downing attended the funeral
last Wednesday, of his brother Ruben
Downing, an aged citizen of Chequest.
Mrs. Lou Smith and granddaughter,
Bessie Dickerson, of Croton, visited
last week, at the home of her brother
Chas. Ruble and attended the wedding
of her niece Maude Ruble.
Max. Ruble of Keokuk attended
his sister wedding Wednesday and re
turned to Keokuk Saturday.
Mrs. W. Purdey and daughters
Jessie and Elsie of Hamilton, 111.,, at
tended the wedding of their son and
brother Emmett Purdey, Wednesday
of last wpek.
Mrs. Chas. Toops and baby of Valley
Junction are guests at the home of
Alex Toops at Venson.
Mrs. H. Putney of Galesburg, 111.,
is at the home of her father Chas.
Lort.on who has been quite ill of
Mrs. Nelson Murphy is visiting her
sister Mrs. Lizzie McKinney.
Seymour, Feo. 2.—Rev. L. M. Beebe
has gone to Linevihe to hold revival
services this weak and next. His
wife accompanied him.
Rock Island passenger rngine No.
44 was detailed near the tower Wed
nesday evening.
Hiram Cates visited his brother in
Laredo Wednesday.
Joe Darrah and wife returned from
Dakota Thursday where they have
been for two weeks visiting and look
ing over the country with a view lo
White & Shaw have sold their
lumber yard to Parker & Eckles
formerly connected with the Parker
& Lewis Lumber Co. of this place.
Abingdon, Feb. 2—The Eastern
Stars of Abingdon will have a supper
this evening. All are invited to at
Edith Conner visited Mrs. D. H.
King one day recently.
Quite a number from Abingdon at
tended the funeral of Mrs. Chas Lin
der of Libertyville B^onday. The re
oj mains were taken to Agency for
Fairfield Citizens Send Telegram
Washington—J. C. Barr Dead.
Fairfield. Feb. 2.—Some of the busi
ness men of Fairfield have sent at tele
gram to Washington requesting the ap
pointment of Judge W. E. Miller of,.
Taylor county as district attorney for burial.
ithe southern Iowa district. The telo-| Jlr, and ..^rs. Carl Black are moving
From Saturday's Dally.
Mystery surrounds the case of John
Burtlow of Central addition who either
did or did not attempt to commit sui
cide Friday night by taking poison.
The young man was in town until
about 10 o'clock. He was drinking at
several saloons during the evening, he
said, and claims he left for his home
about 9:55 o'clock. Early in the even
ing he bought a small half-ounce bottle
of laudanum and clove oil from a local
druggist, claiming toothache as the
reason. About 11 o'clock he reached
his home in Central addition and short
ly afterwards became deathly sick.
His father, John Burtlow, discovered
the bottle of poison on his person and
as there, was a small quantity missing,
telephoned .the police to send a doctor
immediately, as his son had attempted
to commit suicide and was in convul
Had Convulsions.
Dr. Fred Bowles was Instantly noti
fied of the case and responded prompt
ly, reaching the house about midnight.
He found the sick man lying on the
floor in the front room of the house.
Burtlow's parents claimed that he had
had several severe convulsions and had
frothed at the mouth. The doctor
states that while the man had appar
ently taken some of the poison, he had
not taken enough to be dangerous, al
though the quantity missing from the
bottle would make a man very ill.
Burtlow's Story.
"I had been to several of the saloons
during the evening," said Butlow. "I
drank several rounds of beer and took
one whisky just before I left for home.
I left the saloon at five minutes of ten,
just as they were shutting up. I had
$1.40 in my pocket when I left the
"One other man was with me, but
he Is a friend of mine: I came home
felone. I don't remember very much
about the walk home. When I got here
I found that I did not have the money
and the pocket had been torn out of
my trousers."
Fell Off His Chair.
Mrs. Butlow stated that her son had
come in about 11:30 o'clock and sat
down in the front room. He com
plained of feeling ill and fainted while
he was talking: Burtlow fell off the
chair to the flpor and was seized with
convulsions. The. father was called
and found the bottle of poison In the
young man's clothes. Mr. Burtlow is
out of danger from the poison, but
very ill. The young man is 21 years
of age, and has been employed recent
ly in the yards of the MilwaulOse road.
He and his father are plasterers by
to the Michel farm north of town.
J. S. Miller was a Fairfield caller
Robert Caldwell is very ill.
Miss Rena Wilson has returned
home after two weeks visit with
relatives and friend3.
Gaylord Mowery visited with Frank
Miller Funday.
Mrs. Nannie McReynolds and grand
daughter Ruth Baker are visiting
relatives near Ottumwa.
Quite a number of young people
attended the spelling school at Devil
Lake school house Wodnjasday night.
Mrs. Dr. King and Mrs. Frank
Henry made a flying fip to Ottumwa
Stringtown, Feb. 2.—Wm. McRoy
nolds of Martinsburg was called here
the first of the week by the illness of
his father J. B. McReynolds
M. N. Smith and daughter Mabel
of Linby were in Stringtown Tuesday.
Miss Hester McNeil of Farso'n was
a visltor'at the U. E. Silvers of Com
petlne was a Strinptown caller Tues
Several from here alteded the sup
per at Competine Friday evening.
Ralph and Viole Peterson attended
church at Abingdon Sunday evening.
Gaylord Mowery was a caller in
Martinsburg one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. u. C. trench visited
with relatives near Agency the first
om the week.
J. A. Slater went to Chicago the
first of the week with a car load of
George Slater, Henry Davis, Wm.
Wright and Ira French were Farson
callers Sunday.
Some of the formers are quite busy
this week putting up ice which Is of
an inferior quality.
James Davis was a Martinsburg
caller Monday.
Pulaski, Feb. 2.—Elmer Plank of
St. Louis visited his mother Mrs
Jeptha Plank and ather relatives from
Saturday until Monday.
Howard Thayer and wife of Des
Moines are visiting his parents, Mr,
and Mrs. Austin Thayer.
Dr. and Mrs. Shelton left Saturday
for Long Beach, Cal., where they will
spend the remainder of the winter
with their son, Dr. Bernard Shelton
and wife.
Mrs. .Gertrude Pearson and son
Lyle returned from Milton Monday,
having spent a few days with rela
William Bickle moved into the
Lena Maurer house tms week.
The revival meetings still continue
at the M. E. Church, conducted by
Rev. Ireland and Rev. Smith of Ot
Mrs. Chas. Matthews was called to
Bloomfield Tuesday on account of
sickness of Mrs. Jim Milligan, return
ing home Wednesda evening.
Mr. Cambell and Ate Holland of
Milton visited Mr. and Mrs. Ira Har
rey one day last week.
A. J. Davis, tne Blind violinist gave
an entertainmcn at the Christian
church Wernesday evening., ...
Child Gives
V.f i,
"Dear captain of the salvation army
1 send you a.11 of the muney 1 have got
for the sick man who wants to go to
Colrado. saved it to buy a new doll
with becase Malinda has lost all of her
hair, she's just as dear to me as ever
but she dont look nice to other people
any more but 1 never could enjoy a
dolley I was selfish ennuff to by with
my muney that would save a poor
mans life, hop you will send him
just as soon as you get It. ,,
"Yours lovingly
"a little girl."
Mr. and Mrs. Duff Burchett of Ot
tumwa spent Sunday with the latter's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McAch
Mr. and Mrs. George Vorhis spent
Sunday in Ottumwa with the latter's
brother, Mr. Swinney and family.
James Beck, who recently sold his
farm east of the city to Theodore Tay
lor, has pvrchased G. C. Cree's resi
dence property northwest of the square
for $1,150. Mr. Cree will eventually re
turn to his farm near Belknap.
On Saturday afternoon Mrs. Kennedy
traded her residence property and Ice
and grain houses to Major T. D. Doke
for his farm in Pierre, South Dakota.
Mrs. Kennedy will probably locate
there at some future date.
Miss Ethel Kelso left Monday for
Oberlin. Ohio, to continue her studies
in the Kindergarten Training school.
She will remain until June, iv
Bonaparte, Feb. 4.—A fair sized au
dience was entertained at the opera
houes Saturday evening by the Chicago
Ladies' quartet. This was the third,
unmber of the lecture course given un
der the auspices of the Bonaparte Ly
ceum association.
Mrs. J. H. Vass and baby have gone
to Baltimore, Maryland, for an extend
er visit with relatives. Mr. Voss ac
companied them to Keokuk.
William Brewster left Saturday for
Manhattan, Kansas, where he will be
engaged in the furniture and undertak
ing business.
Miss Ada Brown went to Fort Madi
son Saturday for a short visit with her
sister, Mrs.' Ola Vlckers.
Mrs. Carl Weber of Keokuk visited
over Sunday with her mother, Mrs.
Mary Meek, and other relatives.
John Lisle and little son of Farm
ington. were the guests of friends here
J. D. Johnson of Burlington spent
Sunday here with his family.
Miss Edla Balrd went to Centerville
Saturday for a short visit with friends.
Miss Lottie Bell was a Mt. Zion vis
itor Saturday.
Allen Perkins has received word of
the serious illness from typhoid fever
of his son, Bruce Perkins, at Little
Rock, Arkansas.
Miss Minnie Burns visited at the
Harvey Davis home in Keosauqua Fri
day and Saturday.
Rev D. D. Proper of Des Moines fill
ed the pulpit of .Baptist church here
Sunday evening.
Forty Below at Superior.'
Superior, Wis., Feb. 4.—Thermome
ters registered forty below zero this
morning. Au trains are eight or nine
hours behind time.
Hours, 9 to 13 a. m., 1 to 6 p. m.
Sundays, 9 to 12 a. m., 2 to 5 p. m.
(Masses Fitted. Ottumwa, la.
Doll To
Help White Plague Victim
Tramp Gives up Last Dollar to Send
Albert Wilson to Colorado—People in
All Walks of Life Interested im^jOt
The above is a copy of a letter re
ceived by Captain Anna Robinson of
the Salvation Army in answer to the
appeal for Albert Wilson of Plum
street, the white plague victim, who If
financially able to reach Colorado, has
a chance for life. Men and women
from every walk of life throughout the
city, are interesting themselves in his
behalf. When informed of this fact
this morning the sufferer's face light
ed up with new hope. And when told
that the Brotherhood of Locomotive to the life-giving mountain climate,
Popular Bloomfiold Club Has Social
Blooiriflfeld. Feb. 4.—Earl Reeves, as
sisted by Wesley Goode, afforded the
Gophers a delightful evening Friday at
the honie ofkW. W. Reeves. The even
ing was spent in playing progressive
whist, in which the high score was
made by Harry Young. At the close ot
the game, refreshments were served by
Mrs. Reeves, assisted by Mrs. J. B.
Haney. Miss. Wolf of Chicago was an
out of town guest whose presence ad
ded pleasure to the evening.
Personal and Otherwise.
The adjuster of tho Hartford Insur
ance company was in the city Friday
and paid the Knights of Pythias $960
on their policy of $1 000.
Fred McNeal of Milton was a busi
ness visitor in the city Saturday.
Herbert King made a business trip
to Centerville Friday.
Kenneth Baldrldge was seriously in
jured last week while on tho mail route
on horse back. The horse slipped on
the ice and fell and the weight of the
animal almost crushed one limb. Mr.
Baldrldge was confined to the house for
several days, during which time the
vacancy on the route was supplied by
Som England.
The report of the secretary of the
Citizens Mutual Telephone Co. of
Bloomfleld shows that $3,863.32 were
collected and 14,317.37 were expended
during the year. Of the amount paid
out $250 was for bills of the previous
year, $860 for poles, cable, etc., for per
manent Improvement and $115 for sup
plies on hand at the end of the year.
The assessments per phone for the year
were $4, an extra assessment having
been made for cable and rebuilding
lines. The company has 470 paid-up
members an Increase of 61 for the year.
Firemen were preparing to come to
his assistance, he burled his face in
his arms, overcome for the moment
with emotion.
"I might have known they'd help
me," he said, when he grew cfilmer.
"I never asked for help because I'm
not a member of the Brotherhood, ^ut
.I'd ought to have known that- they'd
do it anyway. A railroad man won't
desert a fellow when he's down and
Last evening a ragged, rough look
ing man, called at the Salvation
Army headquarters. He held a dollar
clutched tightly in one grimy palm.
Gives Last Dollar to Aid.
Suit Is Settled.
The suit of P. T. Springer against
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
Railroad company for damages alleged
to have been sustained to his property
from a culvert built by the railroad,
has been Settled and dismissed. Ac
cording to the stipulation of settlement
filed, the plaintiff gets $50 and pays the
"Here," he said hastily, throwing
the money down on a chair, "I'll have
to sleep out tonight and eat nothin'
all day tomorrer, but I wants that guy
ter git ter Colrady."
A prominent church of the city has
come forward with donations of food
and clothing for the invalid and will
Interest themselves in the movement
of enabling him to make the journey
From Saturday's Daily.
A domestic tragedy which, it is al
leged, had its beginning several years
ago, when relatives of Mrs. Ada O'Ha
ver interfered with the affairs of hel
self and husband, Anson D. O'Haver,
had its culmination yesterday when
Judge M. A. Roberts signed a decree
giving to O'Haver a divorce on the
ground of desertion.
According to O'Haver's petit"on he
and his wife were married in October,
1897. Later he states, while living in
Basco, 111., his wife's relatives inter
fered with their domestic relatitions to
such an extent that Mrs. O'Haver mis
treated him and shunned him and final,
ly toid him she did not want to live
with him any longer.
In order to re-establish what he con
sidered the proper domestic standing
of his home, Mr. O'Haver states that
he came to Ottumwa and secured a
position here. Later he sent for his
wife to come to him and secured trans
portation for her. However, he alleges,
she refused to come. r'-'w'-
From Saturday's Dally.
Miss Ida Fiedler, daughter of Frank
Fiedler, 519 West Fourth street, dl^d
Saturday at 5:30 o'clock after a
long Illness. She is survived by her
father, two brothers, William and
Fritz, and two sisters, Misses Emma
and Alice Fiedler. The funeral will
be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the family residence. The ser
vices will be private.
Marriage Licenses.
Charles H. Croff 48
Mrs. Elizabeth N. Bower 37 4
118 East Alain Street.

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