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THURSDAY, February 7, 190?,
Tri-Weekly- Courier.
Founded August 8, 1848.
Member of the Lee Newspaper
A. W. LEE President
IAS. F. POWELL Publisher
J. K. DOUGHERTY. .Managing Editor
Dall-- Courier, 1 year, by mail ... .$.3.00
Tri-Weekly Courier, 1 year 1.50
Office: 117-119 East Second Street.
Telephone (editorial or business
office) No. 44
Address the Courier Printing Com
feany, Ottumwa, Iowa.
Entered as second class matter
October 17, 1903, at the postoffice, Ot
tumwa, Iowa, under the Act of Congress
of March 3, 1879.
Bank deposits on January 11, 1905,
Bank deposits on January 29, 1906.
Bank deposits on January 26, 1907,
Much has been said of late concern
ing the prosperity in which this year
of our Lord, 1907, finds Ottumwa and
Ottumwans, but nothing that has been
said bears as much weight as the fore
going figures. Just glance at them
again and see the evidences of mater
ial prosperity shown by the truest
barometer—the bank deposits.
Ottumwa has had banks since the
now grown-up city was an infant In
swadding clothes. And from the first
the thrifty citizens deposited their sav
ings. Year by year these deposits
grew, not with great gains, for Ottum
wa's growth has always been steady
and not marked with spurts in growtli
or booms. And in 1905 these deposits
had reached the then top figures of
And then came a boom, unrecogniz
ed, it is true, for it was not the sort
of boom that is ushered in with in
flated prices and ushered out when
these prices drop but it was none
the less a boom. It was a healthy
boom in property values, a general in
crease in the per capita wealth and
the banks deposit gains give the proof.
In January, 1905, the deposits were
$3,740,000. In January 1907, they were
$5,100,000, an Increase of $1,360,000,
or 36 per cent.
And just look at the figures in an
other way. During all the years from
the time the first bank was opened in
Ottumwa until 1905 tne deposits grew
until the $3,740,000 mark was reached.
Then In the next two years an increase
was made that amounted to 36 per
cent, more than one-third, of the
money deposited during more than a
quarter of a century.
Granting that Ottumwa has a popula
tion of 25.000, as the- best estimates
since the last census give this figure,
the per capita deposit is $204. In oth
er words the total amount on deposit
in the Ottumwa banks if divided equal
ly among the residents, it would give
$204 to every man, woman, child and
baby in the city.
There are few cities that can show
such substantial conditions.
From any point of view the in
crease in bank deposits gives an irre
futable evidence of growth and pros
perity. To dispute it you must argue
with people who carry in their bank
pass books material evidence of an in
creased general prosperity.
The bank deposit increase is the
more flattering because Ottumwa is a
city of homes and there are probably a
greater percentage of people here own
ing their own places than in any other
city in a state of home owners. New
localities and unsettled cities show
greater bank deposits, because the
banks in these cases are utilized tem
porarily to store the surplus funds of
non-residents who are looking for loca
tions. But in Ottumwa this is not the
case. The bank deposits represent
here the family surpluses and savings
and when this money is taken from
the bank it is only- to be used in the
channels of trade with home merchants
and in buying and improving Ottumwa
With this kiild of people, working
steadily, receiving good wages and
saving money, Ottumwa's steady
growth IK assured.
And with the Commercial association
united as it never has been before
there is every reason to believe that
this growth will be accelerated.
A suit unique in the Iowa courts has
been filed by the Mt. Pleasant News
against Ed. De Garmoe, clerk of the
Henry county district court. In which
no damages are asked, but in which
the court is petitioned to order the
clerk to permit reporters of the News
to examine any and all petitions filed
in the courts of- that county. The suit
arose from the refusal of the clerk to
give the News access to the papers
filed last Friday in the Beckwith di
vorce case.
The proceeding is an action in man
damus wherein the News alleges that
the clerk of the court is concealing, il
legally, pfibli6' records which are by
law open to the inspection of not only
the News, but any citizen, and that a
discrimination in favor of parties to
this particular suit is being shown, in
an endeavor to keep from the public
the particplars of a bill as recited in
the petition.
Behind the filing of the suit is the
is endorsed by thousands of men and
women in all walks of life, and why?.
Becausc It cured them of ailments of
the Stomach,, Liver and Kidneys after
all else had failed. If you are still skep
tical just try one bottle of the cele
today and let it prove, for itself that it
can cure Flatulency, Bloating, Dyspep
sia, Indigestion, Costiveness, Colds,
Grippe or Malaria. It :s absolutely
pure. ...j..
bogey of the newspaper man—the
scoop. The News heard the suit had
been filed, but could not see the papers
and therefore could not use the story.
But when the summons was served on
representatives of the Lincoln family
In Chicago, the story came out in the
windy city and the Mt. Pleasant pa
pers were twelve hours late.
"A great deal is being made of the
administration's attitude towards rail
roads and large corporations," says
Henry Clews, the New York banker in
his weekly stock market review, "but
as a matter of fact, Mr. Roosevelt's
aggressive policy in these matters has
had less effect upon the market (rallies
than is supposed.
"The attack upon the Northern Se
curities company the move for abol
ishment of railroad rebates the beef
trust, and Standard Oil investigations,
all had little or no effect upon the
market, when natural conditions and
speculative forces were arrayed on the
bull side. It so happens that natural
forces and speculative operations for
the last few weeks have been arrayed
on the bear side consequently, the
declines have, /n quarters antagonistic
to the President, ueen attributed to the
latter's aggressive attitude. This is
done, no doubt, for the purpose of dis
crediting the President and throwing
upon him the opus of present stock
market conditions, for which he is, in
fact, in no great degree responsible.
Mr. Roosevelt is probably Intent upon
securing reforms in railroad and large
corporate management, and is known
to be distinctly in favor of restraining
monopolistic,tendencies. It can be pos
itively state'd, however, that he does
not contemplate any new legislation
during this session of congress and
that his plans are not as radical as
represented. Of course, it is probable
that agitation on these subjects of a
political character may be temporarily
disturbing to stock market values, es
pecially when it interferes with the
plans of some of oiir great financial
"In the end, however, Mr. Rbose
velt's attitude is likely to be beneficial
to the very corporations which are now
apparently antagonistic to him. Neith
er they nor their stockholders can suf
fer except temporarily from the stand
that the President takes for sound
management and fair dealing with
men. His intention also of curbing the
excesses of some organizations is un
doubtedly desirable for the people's
welfare and eventually will prove bene
ficial, for the building up within a na
tion a series of powers, such as those
exercised by a few men controlling our
great corporations, threatens the sta
bility of the republic and breeds social
ism at an alarming pace."
"By curbing new forces and bringing
them within the pale of the law, the
President is averting disasters which
would sink into insignificance when
compared with the temporary unpleas
antness of such readjustments as are
now being effected. Mr. Roosevelt has
the power of public opinion behind
him, without which he could effect
nothing, and the antagonism of concen
trated wealth would be more likely to
precipitate than avert trouble in Wall
"Beiore occupying a house from
which another family has moved away,
all the hooms should be thoroughly
fumigated and disinfected," stys State
Health Commissioner Dixon in a re
cent report. The commissioner adds:
"The season of the year .is approach
ing when on all sides we shall see
people moving from one home to an
other. The householder decides to
change his residence and rents a
house from which another family is
just moving. Of course floors are
scrubbed, cellars are cleared of the
rubbish left by the tenant, back yards
are cleaned up, and we take it for
granted that the housekeeper of the
incoming family works to make the
new home' at the very beginning clean
and neat.
"The cleaning that I have mention
ed, however, is not sufficient. Soap
and water are splendid things, but un
fortunately they will not kill germs of
disease that may lurk in the new home
and bring the hearse to the door soon
after the moving van has driven
"How do you know that there has
not been a consumptive living in the
house into which you are moving?
The afflicted one may have been in a
mild stage of the disease, but never
theless he may have left behind the
germs that will result in bringing
down one of your family with this
disease., which every year carries off
so many thousands of people.
"I am convinced that hundreds and
hundreds of cases of tuberculosis and
other infectious and contagious dis
eases could be avoided every day by
the precaution of proper disinfection.
We are all anxious to do everything
possible for the health of our children
but too often we fail to take some
simple precaution, and disease stalks
in through the bars that we have left
"Knoxville is without doubt the El
dorado of Iowa," says the legislative
visiting committee in reporting on the
state asylum for inebriates. "We found
about 150 inmates with nothing to do
but pass the time away and grow fat
at the expense of the state."
The committee recommended that
$10,000 be appropriated for the pur
chase of additional land, part of which
should be used as a hog pasture, that
the institution might produce its own
I In concluding the report says:
"The superintendent informs us
that it costs about $23 per capita per
month to maintain it 'in its present
method of procedure. About seventy
five per cent of the inmates are able
bodied men and are capable of doing
work enough to pay their way. We
would recommend that labor of some
kind be furnished to those who are
able to work. We would suggest the
purchase of a tract of land to the
north of the buildings that will afford
a "stone quarry. Pulverized rock would
be merchantable for macadamizing
purposes. ju
The proposed legislative ei&ct-
3HP5 &*&
ments designed to tax bachelors has
brought forth a champion for the hosts
of unmarried manhood in the Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to
"Bachelors," said Mr. McCulloch in
an,address before the members of the
philanthropy department of the Evan
ston Woman's club, "are defectives.
They are not to blame because they
have no wives. They have probably
been seeking for wives for years, but
their fatal lack of persuasive powers
has crippled their efforts and left them
high and dry on the sand's loneliness.
"To make laws against these ear
nest seekers is simply inhuman cruel
ty. You cannot legislate the gentle
persuasion of a Romeo or the rough
and ready efficiency of a Lochinvar
into any man. Laws against bach
elors are fit subjects for discussion by
the humane societies," which makes
it doubtful that the bachelors will ac
cept aid preferred from such a source.
If Representative Dye's bill to pro
hibit giving treats pf liquor at the din
ner table becomes a law it may be nec
essary for the host to compel the
guests to bring their liquid refresh
ments along.
There is a mistaken notion, says the
Burlington Hawkeye, among' some peo
ple that "the government gives money
for the reclamation of arid lands by
irrigation. It' is not a gift or bonus,
but a loan of money from the federal
treasury to promote Irrigation. Nor
can it properly be exiled a loan. The
government builds dams and reser
voirs and irrigating works, adds the
cost to the price of the land and is re
the sale of the land. It
costs the government practically noth
ing adds greatly to the total wealth
of the nation, promotes development
of vast agricultural resources and is
in every way a wise and beneficent
public policy. With this explanation
there certainly can be little fault find
iMg. There is, in it, also, much to
Chicago Inter-Ocean. The Thaw
case promises to be one of the most
remarkable ever known up to this
time in the domain of belles-lettres.
The trial of Warren Hastings, the Yel
verton case, the Parkman-Webster
case, the Tlchborne case, the Dreyfus
cast, the Shea case—every one of them
a cause celebre—will pale into insig
nificance alongside tne Thaw case
when regarded from a literary point of
Already some of the brightest lights
in the literary firmament have been
retained to sparkle, tj shine, to blaze
out at intervals during the taking of
the testimony, and in such a manner
as to keep the copy boys supplied with
flashe3 for each of the editions, from
the Luncheon to the Hearth and Home.
Among those who will depict every
change in the interesting face of the
handsome young prisoner at the bar,
and every shade that flits athwart the
lovely countenance of Evelyn, and who
will not spare their genius in describ
ing what all the Pittsburg people have
on and who will undertake to throw
in anywhere from three to five hfeart
throbs to every t6n line paragraph, are
the folloVing, whose names are house
hold words:
Miss Agonista Dolores, authori of
"The Fatal Doughnut or, The Baker's
Clytemnestra Lachrymose, who has
studied East Side Character and ex
pects soon to be in the 10 cent maga
Gladys Pulvermacher McCurdy, a
well known writer on economic sub
jects. and author of the successful nov
el, "Did He Slip or Was He Tripped?"
Winifred Wintergreen, a word paint
er from 'Waybaclc, and herself beauti
ful enough to be a Principal in a Sen
sational case.
Mr. Soh'erino Magenta, designer of
the color scheme of tne charming ro
mance, "New York After Dark or,
Had He the- Price?"
The Rev. Beeswax Potts, whose
touching pictures of low life on the
avenues have won him a place in the
Uplift periodicals.
Benny Barnswhiffle, the celebrated
humorist, and the only one of whom
Mark Twain everswas jealous. He will
lighten up now and then what might
otherwise be an all too somber pic
Tlio regular horse reporter, the base
ball reporters, at present disengaged,
the woman's page editor, the pressman,
and the carriers will all lend a hand
towarl making the reports of the Thaw
case something to he remembered
after going to bed.
It is possible, of course, that the trial
of Mary Queen of Scots, or the trial
of Marie Antoinette, if occurring in our
day, would be fully as remarkable from
the standpoint of belles-lettres as the
Thaw case promises to be, and yet
there is so much room for reasonable
doubt that we would rather not com
mit ourselves to this opinion.
Kansas pity Journal.—After dispos
ing of the young men who attended a
social function by remarking that they
wore the "customary sober black," a
society editor of a weekly paper in
Indian Territory deals individually
with the feminine gender as follows:
"Mrs. Hayes, whose statuesque fig
ure was shown to advantage in a cos
tume of pale green crepe, seemed the
embodiment of the spirit of some long
lost summer or the genius of some
vast forest lathedral, who walk
ed through her domains with the se
surity and majesty of her own beauty,
"Miss Lynch Davis, in white silk
and duchess lace, seemed the very in
carnation of the snow queen.
"Miss Pearl Hayes, in a delicious
confection in two shades of lilac,
brought to us a vision of when spring
is young and the air is freighted with
the breath of those fragrant blossoms.
"Miss Jennings, in silvery pink, re
sembled nothing so much as one of
her own La France roses.
"Miss Ivey, of Sallisaw, wore a gown
of palest heliotrope, with conventional
garniture of black velvet ribbon and
pearl embroidered lace.
"Mrs. Perry, in white organdy,
.Tms uitumwa UUUKIJEK
spangled with pink roses, recalled the
May time, when all the world seems
strewn with roses.
"Miss Rider in a costume of red—
yes, just uncompromising, unequivo
cal red—was an object to gladden the
eyes of all beholders. But, like the
shy Kentucky cardinal or a brilliant
orchid of the Brazilian forest, she
seemed alike unconscious of her
beauty or the joy it gave those who
looked at her.
"Miss Roberson, in white organdy,
over an under gown of yellow, made
one think of little fleecy clouds above
a golden sunset.
"MiBS Tennie Smith, in yellow and
white, looked for all the world like a
brave little buttercup caught out In
a late snow.
"Miss Winnie Perry, In blue with an
overdress of white, called up memories
of a June afternoon, when the soft
clouds float through the ajrare aky
tempering the brilliance of the sun."
Mr. Sawyer is right. The tax ferret
law does not drive money out of the
county. It drives it into other forms
of Investment than mortgages and into
real estate. There is nothing to be
deplored in this fact, because it is dif
ficult to get mortgage loans in compe
tition with the insurance companies
which are taking all good loans offer
ed at 5 per cent.—Dubuque Tele
Yet the Telegraph is not a special
champion of the big insurance com
panies and it is as thoroughly commit
ted as Mr. Bryan is against all froms
of monopoly. The big insurance com
panies do not pay taxes on their Iowa
mortgages, and the Telegraph is in fa
vor of continuing the exemption and
seeing to it that discrimination is
maintained to enable them to hold the
business. The only explanation that
appears on the spur of the moment
is contributed by the known hostility
of the Telegraph to every form of pro
tection of home industry.—Sioux City
"I'll never fling a philllpic at a corn
cob as long as I live," said Judge Hel
sell at the Bradford Tuesday evening,
"for they saved my life Monday night
at Rolfe. I was over there closing up
a deal whereby we disposed of our
banking interests to. local parties, and
in order to reach Storm Lake today I
was compelled to take a freight home
to Sioux Rapids, which is due at Rolfe
at 7 in the evening. The freight was
reported about two hours late and I
went to the depot about 8:30 to find
it deserted and the only thing which
gave evidence that it had been inhab
ited was a stove and a few coals-there
in. But about two hundred years away
I found a pile of cobs and by dint of
much industry I was able to carry cobs
to the fire fast enough in my hat to
keep it from going out. But if I will
be forgiven for it. I at last found a
pile of coal and that would burn long
enough for me to get warm by before
I had to go forth into the night to bring
more fuel. I kept that up until 3 in
the morning when the train come
crawling in through the 10 below at
mosphere and I got home about 6 In
the morning. Yes, I don't feel very
pleasant today, but I hope my friends
will forgive me."—Storm Lake Pilot
Garrison Independent. Newspaper
reports say that Profs. Holden and
Curtis of the state college at Ames,
threaten to resign if the state schools
are placed under the supervision of a
state board of control. The services
of the professors are no doubt of value
to the state but not so much so that
they cannot be dispensed with. The
legislators will unquestionably consid
er the board of control measure on its
merits without regara to the personal
wishes of the men in charge of any of
the schools, even at the risk of losing
a few professors.
Her Indorsement.
A bride's mother presented her with
a check on Christmas day. With a
feeling of the utmost importance she
took it down to the bank in which her
husband had opened an account for
her. The cashier took the check, then
handed it back politely, saying:
"Will you please indorse It, mad
"Indorse it," repeated the bride, puz
"Yes, across the back, you know,"
replied the man, too busy to notice her
The bride carried the check to a
desk, laid it face downward, and nib
bled the end of a pen thoughtfully.
Then inspiration came, and she wrote
triumphantly across the back:
"For Fanny, from mother, Christ
mas. 1906."
In Favor of Polygamy.
Among the attraction last season at
one of Reading's theaters was a Turk
ish artist and his two wives, who, dur
Ing their engagement were quartered
at a certain modest hostelry of con
venient location. Shortly after the de
parture of his unusual guests, the pro
prietor of the latter, whose prior activ
ities had been confined to a farm in
lower Berks county, learned that there
was soon to appear at the same play
house, "Ned Nye and His Six Wid
ows," whereupon he wrote the follow
"Mr. Nye: We have special accom
modations here for men with larch
families,* and would be pleast to ex
tend the same to you. Last week we
had Abdul Katir and his two wives
The Editor Who Broke Loose.
E. H. Harriman, at a Gridiron club
dinner in Washington, urged original
ity on several newspaper correspond
ents in a striking way.
"I'd like to see you cut adrift from
old-fashioned, cut-and-dried, insincere
methods," said Mr. Harriman. "In a
less extreme way I'd like to see you
write with the candor of a certain
southern editor. He, on the occasion
of a society marriage, broke loose from
all conventions. He went too far, of
fw. ftS-'
course, but in spirit, he was right.
What he said was:
'Miss Jane Smith was married to
young John Jones yesterday afternoon.
The bride is the usual type of town
girl, and knows no more about house
keeping than an Indian. She is not a
beauty by any means, and her lazi
ness and vanity have caused her par
ents a good deal of trouble in the
"The groom is well known here as
an up-to-date loafer. He has been liv
ing on the old folks all his life, and
now when he needs a job, will prob
ably have some trouble in finding
*We hasten to extend no congrat
ulations. This couple will have a hard
life while they live together, and we
dop't think any good can come from
such a union."
A Surprise,
ft HM'M
Tommy's Excuse
Tommy Mulligan, of the seventh
grade, was absent from the classroom
for one entire day. it would appear
that he had played truant, for un:
known to Tommy hiB teacher had
spied him trudging homeward with
pockets bulging suspiciously, when
she, too, wafe homeward bound that
But Tommy brought a note of ex
cuse the next morning, which, of
course, would prove that he had been
detained at borne legitimately. The
writing was hardly that of a feminine
hand, and the note appeared to have
been written laboriously and with
much blotting furthermore, the pen
manship seemed to be strangely
familiar to his teacher. The note read
as follows:
"Dear teacher—Please excuse Tomy
for not coming to school yestiddy, he
cudnot come. I tore my pants.—
Mrs. Mulligan."
Sioux City News.—Did you ever stop
to think
Don't do it again. The man who
gets there is the man who thinks
while he runs.
"Think before you speak," is an an
cient maxim that has saved many a
man from ruin and disgrace, it Is
true, but the maxim does not say any
thing about stopfeing.
The name of Stuyvesant Fish has
gone down in history as the man who
reorganized the entire system of the
Illinois railroad In the space of a few
hours. He accomplished, single-hand
ed in one day, what other men had at
tempted in vain after weeks of minute
Stuyvesant Fish did his thinking on
the run. Problems by the score con
fronted him—the same problems that
made the other men stop and think.
Fish did hot have to stop. He had
taken advantage of his opportunities
to such a degree that he had a com
plete grasp of the situation as ij: conr
fronted him and he had trained his
mind to such a degree that he was
able to think on the jump.
If you are not a success in your field
of activity did you ever attempt to
solve the reason? Are you accusing
yourself for your failure or lack of
distinct success by the threadbare re
flection that you "didn't get in right
that you never "had a chance that
you "have no pull?"
Did It ever occur to you that your
thinker needs oiling? Let yourself
out another notch and see what hap
pens. You may discover that you're
a wonder. Other men have.
Oil up!
There was a boy and he refused
To run away from school
Because, he said, this little man,
It was against the rule—
He had no legs.
There was a woman, so they say,
Who loved not war and strife
She went her way and never spoke
A cross word in her life—
But she was dumb.
Another woman would refuse
To gossip to give ear,
And every tale of scandal, she
Refused point blank to hear—
But she was deaf.
Atchison, Kas., Globe.—A dyspeptic
Atchison man went Into a restaurant
the other day and ordered fried cat
fish. "Fried cat," bawled the waiter
to the cook. Instantly the weak stom
ach rebelled. "Cancel that order,'- the
customer said, "and give me an order
of country sausage." "Sidetrack the
cat and make it dog," yelled the
waiter, and he is wondering yet why
the man grabbed his hat aua left.
Mrs. "Susan Young Gates, the daugh
ter of Brigham Young, Is a trustee of
the Salt Lake university, and a lec
turer of note.
Mrs. Gates is a leader in the "wo
men movement," but her work Is never
hysterical. She has a horror of
"Woman must work for her own ad
vancement," che said in a recent ad
dress in Salt Lake City, "but she must
.not selfishly neglect her other duties
for this work.
"Is there a man present,' a female
lecturer once shrieked, 'who has ever
helped in the slightest degree to light
en a wife's burden? Is there a man
her that has ever gotten up at 5
o'clock, leaving his tired wife to sleep
on undisturbed, and, quietly dressing,
gone downstairs, raked up the fire,
cooked breakfast, washed and dressed
the children, scoured the pots and
pans, swept the kitchen, scraped the
dishes and done all this, if necessary,
day after day, without complaint?'
The lecturer looked over the audience
with disdain. 'If there is such a man
here,' she said, 'let him rise. Let the
man rise, that we may all see and
praise him.'
"Then a mild little man in a back
seat rose timidly. He was the lec
turer's husband." .v? :^v
While Catarrh in its first stages TTfiP PTlflU
usually affects the head, it does not
Davenport Times.—There is reason
to believe that the meetings o' the
state teachers' association oufcht not
always to be held in Des Moines. It
would be much becijr fo*. 'oe. f.nlt
and file of the teachers of the state
have the meetlnsrs'in different parts
of Iowa so that it would come into
tich with more of the workers in the
common and graded schools. Cedar
Rapids is seeking the next meeting.
It ia to be hoped' Ce-Uu* Rapids will
sucoeed. At some time the meeting
sl.'onid be held in Davenport. At an
other time it could oe held in Sioux
City. The state teachers' meeting
should be passed around. The super
intendents and principals of the city
schools could attend just about as
well one place as another while those
who do not get such large salaries
could afford to go to the meeting when
it was in their part of the state.
The damage done by earthquakes in
the world's history has been exceed
ingly small. Whooping cough has
been far more deadly to mankind, and
measles is more to be dreaded. Con
sidering the number of tremors re
corded in nearly all parts of the
earth, the proportion of 'destructive
quakes is very small and hardly worth
counting in comparison with the havoc
wrought by fires, street accidents and
other everyday casualltie3 which do
not inspire any dread whatever.—
Washington Post.
Chariton Hiah School Pupils Will En
tertain—Other News.
Chariton, Feb. 2,^-The declamatory
contest by the pupils of the high school,
that was to have been held Tuesday
evening, has been postponed until Fri
day evening, February 15, on account
of the sickness of some of those who
were to take part.
Little Babe Dies.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harnsher are
mourning the loss of their two months'
old child, which was burled yesterday.
Personal Happenings.
Dr. and Mrs. E. L. Field expect to
leave soon for Palestine, Texas, where
they will make their future home.
Mrs. India Lonnelson arrived last
evening from Tacoma, Washington, be
ing called here by the illness of her
father, H. L. Dukes, who is no better at
this time.
A basket ball team composed of the
girls in the high school has been argo
nlzed and they will now enjoy the pop
ular Indoor winter game.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Stout and Mr. and
Mrs, Charles Mason of Newburn were
in the city yesterday.
The new dynamo at the light plant is
now Installed and as soon as the con
nections are made Charlton will be
equipped with a day power. The new
dynamo will be used to furnish the
power for the waterworks.
Miss Pauline Schreiber went to In
dianola this evening to spend Sunday
with friends.
Victor Lindquist came home from
Red Oak last evening for a two weeks'
visit with his parents.
Florls, Feb. 2.—Mrs. Frank Frldley
of this place is visiting her daugther
Mrs. John Withrow who lives near
Miss Daisy Lyons who has been at
Packwood for several months has re
turned home.
Special services at the Baptist
church are still going on. This is the
fourth week of the meetings. Rev.
Overturf, pastor of the Baptist church
at Bloomfield has helped in the meet
ings and has rendered good assis
A. H. Plank and son Homer who
have been running a saw mill at
Dean, for a number of months are ex
pected home this week.
Miss Effie Pedan term of school
closes Friday of this week.
Miss Erma Plank who is attending
college at Mt. Pleasant, is expected
home Saturday.
Mrs. Nettie Bond is making her
home with her sister Mrs. H. L.
Mrs. H. L. Stevens brother of Chi
cago came this week for a visit with
friends at this place.
Rev. A. V. Kendrick of Keokuk,
spent last Saturday and Sunday here,
and conducted the quarterly meeting
services at the M. E. Church.
Ohas. Howard & Co. have sold their
store to L. Shames.
The neighbors and friends of Mr.
Duffield who resides near Locust
Grove made the family a farewell
visit Tuesday of this week. Mr. Duf
field expects to move to Bloomfield In
a few days. The people of his neigh
borhood regret very much to loss this
stop there if the trouble is allowed to run cm. The contracting of a
cold is generally the commencement of the unpleasant symptoms of
ringing noises in the ears, nose stopped up, mucus dropping back
into the throat, hawking and spitting, etc. The inner skin or mucous
membrane of the body becomes inflamed and secretes an unhealthy mat
ter which is absorbed into the blood, and Catarrh becomes a serious and
dangerous blood disease. Every day the blood becomes mote heavily loaded
with these poisonous secretions, and as the poisoned blood constantly passes
through the lungs they become diseased, and often Catarrh terminates in
Consumption. Sprays, washes, inhalations and such treatment do no real
good, because they do not reach the poison-laden blood, where the real
trouble lies. The only way to cure Catarrh
is to purify and build lip tlreblood. S. S. S.
has been proven the remedy best suited for
The .-o«t Scout Will Entertain—Other
Albia, Feb. 2.—Capt. Jack Crawford,
the poet scout, will be the attraction at
the opera house February 5. This will
this purpose. It goes down to the very
bottom of the trouble and removes every Mtf' fu
a a
freshens this life stream and, as this healthy
blood goes to every nook and corner of the
system, Catarrh is driven out and a lasting cure made. The inflamed mem
branes and tissues heal, the secretions cease, the head is cleared and the en tiro kft4
system renovated and put in good condition by the use of S. S. S. Write
for free book which contains valuable information about Catarrh and ask
for any special medical advice you desire, without charge.
be the fifth number of the St. Mary's
lecture course for the season.
Items of Interest.
C. F. Israel has received the contract
to weigh the mall between Albla and
Albert Lea, Minn.
John R. Duncan Is not recovering as
rapidly as could be hoped from his re
cent illness.
Hiteman, Feb. 2:—Mrs. William Jef
feries of Albia and Mrs. McMerdy ot
Sandusky, Ohio, made a short visit.
with relatives here last week.
Mr. and Mrr. D. C. White spent laatSb&S
S&tufday in Albia.
Mr. and Mrs. Dawson of Albla spent
last Sunday at the parental Rlchafl
Pawell home. I'
David Reese of Rutledge made a brielj
visit here last week. ,£•.£
Th6 Ladies' Aid society of the Con
gregational church met with Mrs. Ann fetal
Phillips this week.
Mrs. Otto Miller of Avery is in this
vicinity visiting relatives.
Miss Tillie Featheririgham of Hyneif
spent Sunday at home.
Dr. S. T. Gray of Albla made a pro
fessional call here Tuesday
Miss Rilla Amsbury of Lockman is at1
home this week and on the sick list.
Mrs. Will Featheringham was shop
ping in Albla Thursday.
Mrs. Charles Rounds of Buxton spentf ..
Sunday at home this week.
Miss Ola Lewis of Albia arrived thW
afternoon for a short visit with herf.
aunt, Mrs. D. C. White.
The Congregational church choir Is1
at work practicing an the cantata "The
Prince of Judah," which will be given
in the near future.
Arthur Welsh and Harry Thompson?
made a brief visit in Ottumwa last)
Daniels Matthews spent last Sundajf.
in Buxton.
P. H. Waterman made a business triiJl
to Ottumwa last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Owen Pritchard spent
few days in Cedar last week.
The ladles of the Episcopal churcli
had a chicken pie supper last evening*
at the home of -Mr. and Mrs. J. CV'
An unsuccessful attempt was mads
to burn the frame building just west
of the J. O. Crips lunch counter Tues
day night. A gallon of oil had been
used and lighted, but was soon discov
ered and extinguished. The building IS
located on the levee.
Farrel Plymate of Des Moines is
spending a few days in the city with
Miss Hannah Peterson has returned"
from a visit in Oaklev with her par-, ...
The Simpson college basket ball
team will play the Chariton team Fri
day. evening at the Armory.
Mrs. A. C. Glenn visited Tuesday
with her brother vVa»ter McCIung of
made a business trip to Arkansas this
'f Vi"N
John Geyer of Chicago is visiting old fpgjr:
friends at Albla. Mr. Geyer was at'tesj
one time a resident of this place.
A marriage license was granted yes
a to a to 2 4
Hiteman, and Jennie Gathercole, 19, of 41
Cleveland. '(''.w
Joseph Whitehead of Montana is thw
guest of relatives and friends at Albla.
Mr. and Mrs. Perrv Fullerton expect
to go to Superior, Neb., to make their
future home. i',
Ralph Atkinson, a former resident of
Hocking, has sold his farm near Dav
enport and has returned to this place. I ,.r
Pearl Angel is recovering slowly from T''
pneumonia, with which she has been
suffering. His mother, who came from 'ij
near Tracy to nurse him, is herself ser
lously ill with the same disease.
Word from New Samaria, Florida,
•where the Cramer family are at pres
ent, reports Mrs. Cramer as steadily re- I •i '.
gaining health.
The K. of P.'s gave a dance at their
hall Thursday night. A good crowd was
present to enjoy the pleasure.
James Spencer is very ill with pneu» flpp
monla. •.
Miss Kate Bean of Duluth is visiting? 7"
her sister, Miss Carrie Anderson.
Samuel VerVeer of Richmond, Va..
was the guest of his brother, E. C. Ver- &•<
Veer, this week. jfjjjfo,
N. A. Rice of Chisholm has moved to §|il|
North Dakota to make his future home. SsM
Charlton, Jan. 31.—Marriage Itcenssaf
were granted Wednesday by Cleric
Carpenter to T. G. Johnson and Miss
Zora Budgett, and W. O. McLaughlin'
and Lena Neal.
Mrs. Edith Beardsley was called to
Grant City, Mo., We Inesday by the ill
ness of her mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cackler of Nor-"-s8fe
wood were in the, city Wednesday.
The Sterling Jubilee Singers were
greeted last evening by the largest au
dience of any of the numbers on th«
lecture course. About a hundred mors
tickets were sold than to any other o4
the entertainments.
Henry Reltzel and JoBephina
Murray visited over Sunday with -J
with friends in Ottumwo.
The farmers and merchants of this
vicinity aro beginning to put uplce.
H. S. Hughe& will lecture a«
sdensburg Feb, 5.
Bladensburg, Feb. 2.—Archie Shaw
is visiting relatives In South English
tb.s week.

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