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TRADES |iUgSyicOUNCILS. Tri-Weekly Courier, BY THE COURIER PRINTING CO. Founded-August 8, 1848. Member of the Lee Newspaper Syndicate. !*. W. LEE President JAS. P. POWELL Publisher J. K. DOUGHERTY. .Managing Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES. ,2 Dail-- Courier, 1 year, by mall $.8.00 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 pany, 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. HEARST DOWN AND OUT. The Chicago Tribune believes that 4he defeat of Mayor Dunne by Mr Susse for the mayoralay will be used !:i io point the moral that the American '"people will not tolerate a campaign that is not carried on wtih decency and on a high plane of public policy. It is generally conceded in Chicago that Dunne owes his defeat to Hearst. fhe returns show that it was "in the democratic wards that Busse won his (xVictory 'won because the democratic .. leaders understood the question at is sue was not whether Dunne or $usse should be mayor, but whether the con trol of the democratic party in Chica £p and In Illinois should be turned [.^oVer to Hearst. Commenting on this the Tribune says: I) Chicago has successfully repelled Dr. Shallenberger jThe Regular and Reliable Chicago '.Specialist, who has visited Ottumwa .since 1903, will be at Ottumwa, Ballingall Hotel, m, Thursday, April 25* (one day only) and return every 28 days. 5k n* Fairfield, Leggett House, Tuesday, ft April 23. .('Albla, Monroe Hotel, Wednesday, £pril 24. iy. Sigourney, Merchants' Hotel, Friday April 26. ,/j' Office Hours 8 a. fa. to 6 p. nu Cures, permanently the" cases he un dertakes aftd sends the Incurable home without taking a fee from them. This Is why he continues his visits year after year, while other doctors have made a few visits and stopped. Dr. Shallenberger Is an eminently success ful 'specialist in all chronic diseases proven by the many cures effected in chronic cases which have baffled the skill'*of all other physicians. His hos pital Experience and extensive prac tice have made him so proficient that he can name and locate a disease in a few minutes. Treats all cases of Catarrh. Nose Throat and Lung diseases. Eye and Ea,r, Stomach, Liver and Kidneys. Gravel, Rheumatism, Paralysis, Neu ralgia, Nervous and Heart Diseases Blood and Skin diseases, Epilepsy Bright's Disease and Consumption in early stage, diseases of the Bladder and Female Organs, Liquor and To bacco habit. Stammering cured and sure methods to prevent Its recurrence given. A never falling remedy for Big Neck. f. PILES. FISTULAE and RUPTURE guaranteed cured without detention from business. Special attention given to all Surgical cases and all diseases of the Kye, Ear, Nose and Throat and Granulated Lids. NERVOUS DEBILITY. Are you nervous and despondent weak and debilitated tired mornings no ambition—lifeless memory poor easily fatigued excitable and Irritable eyes sunken red and blurred pimples on face ', dreams restless, haggard looking, weak back deposit in urine and drains at stool distrustful want of confidence, lack of energy and strength*!,* DISEASE^ OF MEN AND PRIVATE DISEASE8 A SPECIALTY. Blood Poison, Spermatorrhea, Vari cocele, Hydrocele, Debility, Nervous ness, Dizziness, Defective Memory etc., which ruins mind and body, posi tively cured. WONDERFUL CURES Perfected In old cases which have been neglected or unsklllfully treated No experiments or failures. He un dertakes 'no incurable cases, but cures thousand? given up to die. Consultation Free and Confidential. •&£&£.•&&& Dr. W. E. Shallenberger, *, 145 Oakwooc! Blvd., Chicago. Reference Drexal State Bank. the invasion of the Hooligans, the Yel low Kids,' and the rest of the motley array that came to bury Chicago un der their volleys of filth. There never has been such a campaign be fore. There never will be such a campaign again. No candidate will ever be so foolish as to surrender his platform, his program, and his honor into the keeping of William Randolph Hearst. "When Mayor Dunne abandoned his traction policy at (he dictation of the Yellow Kid he made a fatal blunder. When he abandoned his plan of a de cent, dignified campaign of principles for a campaign of personalities he made a foolish and disgraceful blun der. It would have been bad enough to be beaten, but success itself could not have washed away the defilement that»came with the use of the am munition so copiously supplied from its native source. To go down with colors flying is the next best thing to victory, but to have ones disappear ance from the scene of action veiled In an explosion of mud is not heroic. Hearst is on the decline. His fail ure to land the New York mayoralty seat in his fight with McClellan and his defeat by Hughes for the guber natorial chair, to say nothing of the fiasco he pulled off in attempting to secure the democratic presidential nomination in 1904, gave him a mem bership in the down and out club. The Chicago defeat is the last straw. The Hearst brand of anarchy is too much 'for democracy and the lesson adminis tered at the polls in Chicago yester day should be sufficient without fur ther demonstrations to convince one even so self-assertive as Mr. Hearst. CONCERNING COURTSHIP. Father Nugent of- Des Moines has many friends and many* supporters in Ottumwa. He has spoken here offen and he is recognized as one of the state's leading orators. But even his warmest supporters will not endorse the views he expressed in a sermon Easter Sunday at his church in Des Moines. He said: "In Havana the young man must talk to his sweetheart through barred windows until they are engaged and even then he cannot take her out un less the whole family accompanies them. If courting were done through barred windows in this country our morals would be much better than they are." There is so little likelihood that in this era of civilization such a plan would even be given thought that com ment is hardly necessary. It would not tend to inspire confidential relations between a daughter and her parents if the young man who came to see her would find he was attending a family conference. Neither would it give a bashful young man an opportunity to break through the" ice "of conventional ity. It would probably result in rais ing a race of bachelors ond spinsters, so distasteful to President Roosevelt and the mayor of Fort Dodge. There is as much honesty and virtue in this country .where papa and mama have been taught to discreetly withdraw when the beau arrives as there Is in Havana or any other city still tied down to the customs of the dark ages. The public dance hall and the wine room has had far mote to do with this spread of vice than the parlor daven port behind the closed blind. S. THE CHORUS GIRL AGAIN. It was inevitable that, following the lead of the mayor of Fort Dodge, some member of the Iowa legislature should make a bid for fame by introducing a freak bill. It came yesterday when a bill was introduced in the house which prohibited chorus girls and other ac tors from appearing on the stage un less dressed in a skirt that reaches at least twelve inches below the knees. It was not an original idea, as some member of the Wisconsin legislature hailing from the high grass introduced a similar bill. But the Iowa legisla tor went one better in stipulating that the skirt must be "twelve inches be low the knees." Friends of chorus girls' whp hold their jobs through their plumpness ratner than their height talk of lobbying against the bill on the ground that the twelve inch be low the knees rule will require some of the short girls to carry a train, which would interfere with the work ings of the chorus. And then—but what's the use. Why not bring the blunt ax out of the woodhduse and land on the author of the bill to save further discussion. 2-CENT FARE LAW. A proof of the legislative activity along the line of railway legislation is shown in the following record com piled by the New York Sun: Pennsylvania—2-cent bill passed by the house and is pending in the sen ate. Ohio—2-cent law enacted last year. West Virginia—2-cent bill passed. North Carolina—2%-cent bill passed. Alabama—2%-cent bill passed. Arkansas—2-cent bill passed. Texas—2-cent bill pending. Kansas—2-cent bill, passed. Nebraska—2-cent law enacted. N.irih Dakota—2%-cent bill passed. Roulh Dakota—Railroad commission authorized to order 2%-cent rate. Indiana—2-cent bill passed. Illinois—2-cent bill passed the house. Missouri—2-cent bill passed. Iowa—2-cent bill passed applying to roads earning $4,000 a year gross per mile. Minneasota—2-cent bill pending. Wisconsin—Rate of 2%-cents fixed by railroad commission. Some of. the 2-cent fare bills were enacted after investigation by state railroad commission as to the earning capacity of the roads and their ability to withstand a reduction of rates. Oth ers were enacted without investigation by legislatures acting upon the theory that the rates were too high and that the railroads were financially able to stand a decrease in revenue better than the people were to produce the revenue. PROTECTION FOR PASSENGERS. The Delaware & Hudson railroad is pointing with pride to its record of but one accident in twelve years which cost the life of a passenger. In that accident, which was due to an engineer disregarding a signal, three lives were lost. And in the period covered tlv3 road carried 75,000,000 passengers. In commenting on this enviable record the Chicago Tribune eayit If this result,can be reached on one road, why not on all? It cannot be be cause the Delaware & Hudson employs all the first class railroad men in the country. It has ho special facilities1 for getltng a higher type of employe than ether roads get. It is not because traffic is light, because some of the roads with worse records are roads which carry few passengers, ana some portions of the Delaware & Hudson are as busy as any lines in the United States. It is because the best mechan ical devices are used, and the human element is made reliable by discipline. It is a tradition of the road. Nelson's first draft of his famous signal at Tra falgar was "England requires every man to do his duty," but before it was displayed he changed it to "England expects every man to do his duty." Oa this r&ilroad fidelity to duty was first required and is now expected. The Pennsylvania road has begun experiments to show what percentage of its engineers would obey signals to stop. It was shown that 97 per cent stopped, but 3 per cent ran by the sig nal without stopping. These men were reprimanded or discharged, and the in vestigations will be quietly continual to detect further negligence. Such a plan might be worked with success on any of the roads now showing a large death rate. WHY THE LINE CHANGED. The manager of the construction de partment of the Pleasant Valley elec tric road was greatly disturbed when Judkina, the foreman, came in and said that he could not'go on with the work on account of two women and a baby. "Well," said the manager, according to the Chicago Tribune, "that is all nonsense. We have the right of way and the road is going through where it was surveyed. I'll go out and see to it myself." The foreman went out with a smile on his face /and the young manager followed him to where the construc tion of the road had come to a full stop. In front of a dilapidated structure was seated a fjtil rocking a, baby. Back of the girl, sitting on a low step, was a weary looking woman. The manager approached and said: "Madam, are you aware that you are obstructing the progress.of our work?* "I reckon I am.. That's what Susan is there for that's what I and the kids are here for. We propose to shunt your road off to one side." "But, madam, the line has been surveyed. You will havte to move. Your place has been condemned. You will be paid for it. The law— "Don't know any law," she inter rupted, "nor don't want to. I know that your road, even if it was backed by the president, can't run through our kitchen and our yard where Jimmle is buried." The manager passed around the shanty. Under a stunted apfole tree was a small marble slab and a few flowers' growing above it. He drew near and read the words carved upon the stone: James Slocutn—-4gg4 17. -He saved four hu&ftipaTtveaT®''* Pleasant Valley in 1900. Jimmle was drowned. There was a soft tone in the man ager's voice when he reappeared at the front and said to the woman: "Your son was drowned, it seems.1 "Yes, Jimmie was drowned*. He rode Black Bess down the valley to warn the folks when the big ^pm busted up in the hills. Every one was saved, but while he was crossing the bridge it went down with him and' Bla'ck Bess." "We ain't ever been able to buy a stone for Bess. The apple tree that's over her seems a. likely thing instead of a stone.." "Madam, you will not have to move. Where is your husband?" "Upstairs readin' the .gospel so's not to let his temper git the best of him. He's got -his- shotgun, an'—" "Well, good morning," and the man ager and his men moved on. The matter was laid before the di rectors and the Pleasant Valley elec tric road takes a turn to the left and rounds a small structure with a mar ble slab in the back yard under a stunted apple tree. ROOSEVELT STANDING PAT. Washington correspondence of the New York Evening Post.—If you write a letter to the president saying you have looked over the situation in your neighborhood and are convinced that he will have to accept another nom ination for the presidency, you will in due course of time get this reply: White House, My Dear Sir: Your favor of the instant has been received and the President thanks you tor writing. While he appreciates your kindly sen timent, he has nothing to add to Mb statement islhed on the night of his election, 1904. Very truly yours, William Loeb, Jr. Secretary to the President. Every few days some newspaper prints this letter with the "startling" announcement that it has just been received by a prominent citizen who wrote to the President, stating that everything thereabouts "looked like Roosevelt for 1908." As a matter of fact hundreds of letters come to the White House every week from friends of the President vrho fla ythey hope he will reconsider Ms determination not to stand'for another nomination. All these letters are turned over to a clerk, who has before him the form of answer used above, and identical re plies are sent out to the wellwishers. The form has been in use for months and the country has been literary flooded with the stereotyped answer. The form of answer was originally prepared by the President and he Con tinues to "stand pat." Persons who know the President best firmly believe he intends to continue to stand by the declaration of this letter. Recently an effort has been made to make it appear that he is not sincere—that ip reality he is hoping and expecting that a renomination will be forced on him—but every well informed person here at the capital scouts the idea that the President did not mau what THE OTTTJMWA COITRIBE smsmw "i® HP® h" x^:K T5 1 'ir MakeSy GRAND you will cj: •V-v 'V TWO SINNERS. /. There wag a man, it was said one time, Who went astray in his youthful prime, Can the brain keep cool and the heart keep quiet When the blood is a river thit's run ning riot? And boys will be boys, the old folks say, And the man's the better who's had his if-it day. The sinner reformed and the preacher to Of the prodigal son who came back to the fold. And the Christian people threw open the door With a warmer welcome than ever be fore, Wealth and honor were his to com mand, And a' spotless woman gave him her hand. And the world strewed their pathway with flowers abloom, Heaven JJ .".HW VT. v" -Wt- ."V a'. •. V- To all who call and look over our will give away the above Driving Wagon. r*\ •.». V. -v.'.Vi'v Remember it costs you maybe the one to get While you *&re look- ~ous styles of Buggies, ^Surreys, Spring Wagonsy also take the time to look aN'*" be able to make 119-121 West Main Street. he said in 1904, or that he does not intend to continue to stand by that de claration. 1 Crying, "God bless lady, and God bless There was a maiden went astray, In the golden dawn of her life's young day She had more passion and heart than head And she followed blindly where fond love led And love unchecked is a dangerous guide 1 To wander at will by a fair girl's side. The woman repented and turned from sln -A But no door opened to let her in The preacher prayed that she might be forgiven, But told her to look for mercy in For this is the law of the earth we .know, That the woman is scorned, while the men may go, A brave man wedded her, after all, But the world said, frowning, "We shall not call." £$ —New Orleans Times-Democrat A TALE OF TWO LOVING CITIES. Arthur Ruhl in the Outing Maga zine.—In Tacoma it is difficult to get anyone to admit that Seattle has a harbor at all. During the few hours we spent there as banquetees I hap pened casually to mention the matter of harbor. The Tacoma men smiled —sadly, tolerantly, as he might at a foolish child. "My dear sir," he said gently, "I presume you are aware that a ship is about as safe In the harbor of Seat tle as she would be in Hell Gate. Do you ever read the papers?" He still regarded me v, ith that same sad smile. "Of course not everything gets into the papers. There is hardly a day-1 hardly a day, sir, that some ship doesn't sink in Seattle,harbor wkile We are going to give a Grand Opening on Friday and Saturday, April 12th and 13th This Opening will be different from the reg'ilar sale ..days and we have conclnded to give away, a Fine Rubber Tired Driv-, TWO WOMEN I know two women and one is chaste And cold as the snows on a winter's waste, Stainless even in act and thought (As a mail born dumb in speech errs not), But Bhe had malice toward her kind— A cruel tongue and a jealous mind. Void of pity and full of greed, She judges the world by her narrow creed, A brewer of quarrels, a breeder of hate— Yet she holds the key to "Society's" gate. The other woman, with a heart of flame, Went mad for a love that marred her name, And out of the grave of her murdered faith She rose like a soul that had passed through death. Her aim is noble, her pity so broad It cover the world like the mercy of God, A healer of discord, a soother of woes, Peace follows her footsteps wherever she goes, The worthier of the two, no doubt And yet "Society*' locks her out. ,x —Ella Wheeler Wllcox- itig Wagbn, on Friday or*Saturday of the above dates. 11® STRANGE, I8N'T IT?) Representative C. W. Millers Des Moines letter to the Waverly Demo crat.—It's really odd when you come to think of it, what inconsistencies the whirligig of time will unravel. .Eight or ten year-, ego we adopted the Aus tralian ballot law to preserve the sec recy of the ballot, but now we have adopted a primary law that compels every voter to disclose his poll tics, and make a public concession every time he desires to.change it. More recently we, dispensed with annual elections so as not .to have so much politics, and now we. have deliberately contracted for four times as much rolitics as we have put ask.-. Politics, henceforth, is going to be almost a continuous per formance. I CAPT. HULL THE FIGHTERr Coon Rapids Enterprise.—Capt. Hull has always been in the storm center of congressional politics. Hardly does one successful contest end until an other flght begins against him. Al ready seven men in the Seventh are announced as probable candidates for Hull's shoes. Looks as though he would get so dreadfully tired of fight ing that he would just drop out of his own accord. But the captain is a fighter and a most successful one. He will likely win out again. stocky Implements. Remember ,we show nothing but Standard she's tied up to the dock. Harbor! Harbor!" He threw up his hands. /'My God!" Then in a few swift, pas sionate phrases he blocked out the superlativeness of the1 harbor of Ta coma, and as we parted he grabbed the lapels of my coat and whispered hoarsely: "And you can mail a letter in Tacoma to—any—place—in—the— world—and you will get an answer to it one—whole—day quicker than you would if you sent it from Seattle!." and do not confine ourselves to any one particular line, a suitable choice. J. », Remember we are an old established housey we are hdre io stayy and everything we sell carries a strict guarantee. OTTUMWA BUGGY COMPANY, OPEN EVENINGS ON ABOVE DATES. A we will explain hoWkiffl& Many tnord will toe cured if they do not delay too long. Nearly all the people who suffer from Chronic Diseases neglect treatment until they are compelled to do something then they expect to bo cured in,a very short time. Why delay until your disease is so Chronic. I.-h ,'r H. M. Chidester. Albia, la., April 1, 1906. I desire to say that Dr. Bonham of Ottumwa cured me of a rupture of long standing. I was cured some eight years ago and would not take any amount of money and be as I was before. I can recommend his treatment to all sufferers. 'I .''W. B. Campbell. Vtomach diseases are very com mon diseases. We are curing many by the use of Electricity and Vibra tion, which stimulates the circula tion of the parts and brings about normal action. ijjv. A-ji-1*. i,' v'it kV you nothing to look, and this fine Driving Wagon. •, "'l|s ing through our humer-VT*-* Driving Wagonsy 1 TrapSy Etcwe ask that you will over our full stock of so you A1 c'wshfH fe W. H. GILTNER, Prop: Many Have Been Cored, I have restored many to health, many who say to me: "Doctor, I am glad you advertised, for if you had not used the medium of 'the newspaper I would not have known you had the ability to cure my disease." I do an office business, medical and surgical practice. I have been located in Ottumwa' for flfteen years. I treat Chronic Diseases, Rupture, Piles, Diseases of Women, Private Blood and Skin Diseases, Catarrh of the Nose, Throat and Bowels, Liver and Kidney diseases.Rheumatism and Blood Diseases, treated by Electro-Thermal Baths. A FEW TESTIMONIALS. The reason I run testimonials is because it is information for the people who want to know some of the people whom we have cured. Albia, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1905. I live six miles east of Albia and was afflicted with rupture for 40 years. I had it strangulated sev eral times so I could not get it back. The doctors wanted to oper ate on me and' said there was no other way to be cured, but I would not be operated on, and finally the rupture went back. I suffered se vere pain from the rupture and did not get any relief until I went to Dr. Bonham, who said he could cure me. I was treated over a year ago and was soon cured, and have not worn a truss for some time and feel very well, and have no trouble whatever. 'A 1 i, I AVS v. LungB, Stomach, Varicocele (False Rupture) curia within ten days. I have cured over 100 cases and cure every case I have undertaken. Cures tor Varico cele and Hydrocele made in ten days' time. All Nervous Diseases, Private and Sexual troubles resulting in drain upon the system caused from excesses are promptly cured when advice is followed. Cases cured twelve years' ago are good testimonials. Mr. Nevil Glue, Ottumwa, la., says: "I was cured of Rupture twelve years ago and am sound and well today." Mr. James Wall, Ottumwa, la., says: "I was cured when I was sixty years of age and I am now seventy-two. The cure of nay rup ture was a great blessing to me." Mrs. E. Sigel of Main street, says: "Dr. Bonham cured two of our little boys of three ruptures about four years ago and we are mighty thankful they are cured." Mr. Jacob Donavor of West Polntj Iowa, says: "1 was cured of a bad case of Piles one week to my surprise and satisfaction. Dr. Bonham also cured my neighbor, John Leayeling of a bad case of Piles. He is as well pleased as I am." „'_r -i /Ms If out of city write m'e your symptoms and I will ten you what" I think, of ^ro^ir case. Enclose stamp for reply. DfTJ. C. Bo„ham COR GREEN AND 8EC0ND 3 T8. !,s OTTUMWA. IQWA. ELKS' BLOCK.