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& I •i 4 I I i', 5.1 Hi 1 & i.. I: $:.. A COURAGEOUS GIRL. Station Agent at Hamilton 8ends Liquor Although Men Pleaded To Keep it. Albia, Sept. 26.—Up at Hamilton, just over the line in Marion county there is a young lady by the name of Miss Meeker, who is temporarily fill ing the position of station agent for the Wabash. A carload of beer was shipped to that point and a force of men got into the car and piled the cases of liquid out on the ground with the intention of dividing them among those who had come to haul it to Lo villa, Hiteman Buxton and other places. When Miss Meeker arrived at the station she found the men all ready to load the beer onto their kag ons. She assumed control and told the men that her orders from the com pany were that no beer could be re ceived at that point. The men pleaded and then threaten ed her to allow them to haul It away •but she held her ground and when a freight came down from the north she had the brakemen reload the beer into the car and then billed the whole load back to the brewery f.-om which it had come. The young lady is tempor arily filling the position and her pluck has caused the temperauca Dr. -M. F. Rlordan and W. P. Mur ray, of Melrose, were ID. 1 News of Southern Iowa PKOUIU uf the locality to make the request upon 'the company that she be assigned to that station as the regular agent. The Monroe eounty grand Jury has been in session for a solid week and still it has not returned an indictment. This is one of the bus iest Seasons the jury has ever had and there are scores of witnesses before it every day. From the number of parties it looks as if every illegal liquor joint was being investigated. The jury will probably make a return on Wednesday of this week. There are between thirty and forty criminal cases on the docket and it was neces sary for Judge Eichelberger to call the attorneys into court this morning and make a new asignment. Under the new assignment the Ralston case is set for next Thursday and from th§n on for about three weeks the crimi nal! matter will occupy the attention df the court. The trial jury report ed this morning for duty but was excused until Thursday when it was told to be on hand early and prepared to stay late. W. J. Boden, a prominent coal operator at Coalfield and Mrs. Anna Howell of the same place, were grant ed a license to wed at the county clerk's office late Saturday evening and the following day the ceremony was performed at Coalfield. Ed M. Noble, at one time county auditor of the county, but who is now making his home in South Dakota ia here on a business mission. Misses Cora and Sue Gray, who live four miles north of Albia, came near meeting with a serious accident this morning. They had driven to the city and the horse took fright and started to run. As a corner was turned the buggy collided with a delivery wagon and the young ladies were thrown out onto the pavement. Miss Cora suffe" ed a severe shaking up and bad bruises while the other escaped with a scare. "Wiley Griffin of Ellis, Kansas, is 'n the county on a visit to his mother, north of the city. Albia today looking after business matters. In district court this afternoon permit to sell liquor was granted A E. Thomas of the Thomas Drug Co., at Buxton. Harndon and Walker Reasby of Buxton are on trial in a local Jus tice court today chargrd with resisting an officer and also with assisting a prisoner to escape. The two men had some trouble with Officer Andrew BJakey at Buxton yesterday and he filed the information. The case was set for trial today and while Mr. Blakey was coming to Albia he had an accident when his team ran away with him and he was thrown from the rig and had to return to Buxton to get another conveyance to continue his trip to the trial. In the melee between the officer and the two men the officer received a punch in the eye, and has a much discolored optic as the result. The Ministerial association of Albia had a meeting yesterday in the Chris tian church. They had planned to have the meeting in the City park, but the weather was against such a pro ject. The meeting was addressed by several members and a good social time was bad. The raiding of booze joints has not ceased In this county, and this time the Foster people are breaking Into the public notice. Constable Manoer had a warrant of search for an alleged joint in that town and was successful In gathering In two barrels that were filled with empty bottles. It Is said that there has' been a place running at Foster and' the authorities Intend to see that it is closed, and as far as «n their tower to. see that the conuty re mains dry. BLAKESBURG. Blakesburg.—Soda Williams spent Sunday at William Kena'3 home, east of town. Mr. and Mrs. Hancock and Mrs. Ho bart attended services at the Russell :hapel Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson and son, Winifred, are spending the week In Ottumwa with relatives. Mrs. J. E. Ward and children re turned Saturday from a six weeks' visit with relatives at Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Slavens moved his family to town Friday and are located in the Tlnsley property near the depot. Howard Woodford visited his mother here between trains recently. Bessie Cohagan came home Sunday from Ottumwa. Aubrey Jordan visited friends In town Sunday. Mabel Cremer of Agency is visiting relatives In town. Herman Show and wife of Union Chapel spent Sunday with, Mr. Snow's mother, Mrs. Eliza Snow. Wednesday, Sept. 25. at noon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Belles, ocourred tho mar riage of Miss Coy Belleg and Howard Woodford, Rev. J. E. Ward officiating. Only relatives of the bride and groom were present. S. C. Snow and family and Mrs. Ida Harlan drove to Ottumwa Tuesday. Nort Millard and Wright Barnes were in Ottumwa on business Tues day. .F. Dehaven nnd wife attended the sale at S. L. Cohagan's Wednesday. FARMINGTON. Farmington.—John Sanders returned from Milton Monday after having vis ited with relatives for the past two weeks. Miss Cassady Is in Milton visiting relatives. Mrs. Moon went to Milton Saturday to visit her friends and relatives there. Miss Hackard will return after spending her vacation with friends. The people of Farmington will be pleased to hear that she will resume her residence here. Mr. and Mrs. Teeters and child of Davenport are visiting Mrs. Bazel Boyer and other friends of Mrs. Teeter. W. D. McCormack was a Keosauqua visitor Tuesday. Chapter O, P. E. O., met with Mrs A. T. S. Owen Monday evening. Miss Jessie Ford entertained the Kensington club Monday evening. The evening was pleasantly and profitably spent. Mrs. S.ngleton and granddaughter. Esther, nave returned Home from Val ley Junction, where they had been for several weeks visiting relatives. Mr. and Mrs. McMillen and little son returned to their home in Chicago on Tuesday, after spending a week with their undue, S. D. Kelsey, and family. BLOOMFIELD. Bloomfleld.—S. S. Standley has pur chased the Meier & Stevens building on the north side of the square, and is repairing it and fitting for use as a barber Mr. and Mrs. Charley Snoddy are moving into their property recently purchased of Mrs. Mary Huffman. Mrs. J. T. Davis of Chicago arrived Fo tin ay for an extended visit with her Daughters, Mrs. Arthur Wray and Mrs, C. C. Dabney. Mrs. Belle Henderson has accepted a position in the Herr dry goods store. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sloan of Los Angeles were In the city yesterday on their way to visit Mrs. Sloan's aunt, Mrs. Lemons, and grandmother, Mrs. Resor, at Guthrie Center. Mrs. Sloan will be remembered here as Miss Mamie Plank. Mrs. D. L. Burchett returned Sun day from Los Angeles, Cal., where she has spent the summer. William Hawley Smith of Peoria, 111., Is in the city today looking after business Interests. W. A. Sheaffer of Fort Madison Is In town today. Harlan D'eupree left for Chicago the first of the week to enter the Chicago university. Miss Alice Taylor of Centervllle vis ited yesterday at the A. B. Gilbert home. Mrs. J. H. Leon and Mrs. J. C. Shook went to Ottumwa today to spend a few days. Thompson Norrls, who has been visiting for several weeks with friends in this county, returned today to his home in LaMar, Mo. Bloomfleld.—Invitations have been Issued for the marriage of Miss Myrtle Standley and Golden Prosser of Ot tumwa. The wedding will take place at the Standley home Sunday, October 6, at high noon. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Johnson enter tained- the Johnson families at dinner Sunday at the T. D. Doke residence in hohor of Malter Johnson, who return ed Saturday from California. Ell Trultt. a well known and highly respected citizen of Drakevllle, died Monday afternoon at 1:30 after a brief Illness from some stomach trouble. Mrs. C. D. Shelton went to Bonaparte today to visit her sister, Mrs. E. W, Chapman. Mrs. K. T. Hotchkiss went to Chi cago Sunday for a visit at the home of her sister, Mrs. William Smith. Mrs. Edith Knott, who has been vis iting for the past five weeks with her mother, Mrs. H. C. Day, left this morn Insr for her home In Lincoln, Neb. She will stop en route for a few days' visit with friends at Centervllle and Cory don. Mr. and Mrs. George Dunn go this Week to Hahatonka, Mo., to make their future home. Mr. and Mrs. George proctor have also located at the same place. Mrs. Van Pettin, who for the past twenty-five years has been engaged in missionary work in Japan, arrived this morning-for a visit at the home of her nephew, George Phillips. Mrs. David Baldridge went to Glen wood yesterday to accompany Grade Burden, who goes to enter the State School .for the Feeble-Minded. Mrs. Eliza Patterson, wife of Sam uel Patterson, died at her home In the south part of the county Sunday. The funeral services were held at the residence Monday and the remains were laid to rest In the Patterson cem etery. Guy Hardy returned Saturday from Texas, for a brief visit at home. David A. Bollck of Fulton. Mo., Is visiting his father, David Bollck, south of town. James McVey was arrested Monday evening on a charge of bootlegging. On pretext of obtaining medicine for his wife, McVey left the officer who had him in charge and went to Dr. C. D. Shelton's office. He walked through the office, opened a rear window, step ped out onto the roof of tho one-story ware room, jumped ofT to a lower shed and thence to a sawdust heap, making his get-away while the officer pa tiently awaited his return. McVey no doubt realized that it would go hard with him if convicted, as he had been fined several times for the same of fense, and warned that his next con victlon would mean a term In the penl tentiary. MARS HILL. Mars Hill.—Ott Vaughn spent Sun day with Harry and Marsena Mowery Guy Fitzerald was a caller in Ot tumwa Saturday. Perry OwlngB had a sale Monday and It proved to be a success. He ex pects to lea*e some time this week for OklahomaN Quite a number from this vicinity are going to attend the carnival in Ottumwa this week. Bev. Hastings Ottumwa deliver- ed a fine sermon at the Fiedler school Sunday morning and Sunday evening. A large crowd attended. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Fltgerald are the proud parents of a baby girl, born Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fltgerald have been here visiting their uarents but will leave for their home in Nebraska tomorrow evening. Mr. and Mrs. Thayer Rupe and fam ily attended the Old Settlers' reunion at Eldon last week. HAZEL DELL. Hnzel Dell.—.T. A. Kennedy, wife and little daughter. Jessie, and Charles Kennedy and wife were the guests of Mrs. XT. L. Harlan of Pleasant Home last Sunday. S. P. Hartman spent last week at the F. L. Dexter home. Mrs. Harry Clark and two little sons of South Ottumwa and J. P. Hollings worth and family spent Sunday with Miss Vlrgle Baum. O. D. Trultt left Saturday for Mad rid to spend a few months. Mr. and Mrs. E. G. I-Iarsch and daughter, Miss EVa Harsch. spent Sun day at the home of J. F. Hill. The Misses Reglna McHugh, Inez Trultt and Norn Ruffing and Messrs. Dale Trultt, Rav Gift. Henry Brooks and Earl Redfern were entertained by Miss Delia Smith last Thursday even ing. O. G. Truitt went to Drakesville on Monday, called there by the Illness and death of his brother. E. Truitt. J. A. Engle and family were In Fre mont Tuesday. ,Miss Teresa McHugh of Ottumwa spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan McHugh. BONAPARTE. Bonaparte.—Cards have been receiv ed here announcing the marriage -f Clyde Petrle, son of Mrs. Sarah Petrle, of this place, and Miss Lynda Durfee at Chicago. Mrs. N. A. Feller of Keokuk Is the guest of her brother, Jasper Trimble, and family. Rev. Alfred Tannery has gone to Pella to attend the Baptist college there. Senator and Mrs. W. B. Seeley of Mt. Pleasant, were recent guests of Mrs. Seeley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ketchum. A. W. Palmer is visiting relatives in Oskaloosa this week. Jerry Munson of Plymouth, 111., has been visiting relatives In this vicinity. Mrs. Charles Reeder of Belmont has purchased the Watts residence in east Bonaparte and will remove here in a short time. Mrs. F. S. Hill and children have re turned home from a visit in Albia. John Creswell is a business visitor in St. Joseph, Mo. Mrs. J. I. Israel and Miss Jennie Cassiday went to Ottumwa yesterday to attend the carnival. Asa Steadman was a Keosauqua vis itor yesterday. A ten-foot concrete walk is being laid on the east side of the White ley business block. Miss Reglna King Is spending the week in Ottumwa at the Bliley home. Miss Mae Snyder has returned to her home in Kahoka, Mo., after a visit with her cousin, Miss Grace Cum mings. CANTRIL. Cantrll.—George Baird has rented the William Basset farm for the com ing year. Mrs. Llllie Haney and brother, Ralph Stoops, were Milton passengers Mon day. George Boyd Sr. transacted business at the county seat Monday. J, A. Cavault of Cable Rock, Neb., Is visiting his sister, Mrs. Margaret Dun can. Bert Eggleston is building an addi tion to his house. David Gilchrist and wife of Birming ham are visiting at the home of Wm. Jack. Mr. Gilchrist formerly lived on a farm near Cantrll. J. A. DeFord was a business caller at the county seat Wednesday. Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. Laura Harris of Green township were guests at the George Clnr't home this wiek. Mrs. Richardson will remain in Contr?l this winter. George Hatch was in Kejsauqua on Tuesday. Fred Sangferd of Numa. wus a gu'St at the George Boyd honf tlis week. Thomas Teager .vas tn S- Luiiis this week on business. Mrs. Gibson of Milton is a guest of her father, S. B. Plttman. Mrs. G. A. Theime Is visiting in Keo kuk this week. Fritz Warning Is Improving his farm by moving his residence and barn out of the road. John Cowan of Lebanon was on the streets of this place Tuesday. A Sunday school convention will be held at the Home Parasla church Sun day. Ed Daugherty was in Keokuk Wed nesday and Thursday. Mrs. William Jack was a passenger to Mt. Sterling Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Bade and son, Carl, of Keokuk, are guests of Dr. Pahl and Mr. Lowenstein. Mr. and Mrs. A. Knox spent Sunday with their parents at Keosauqua. PACKWOOD. Packwood.—Mrs. S. D. Cline of Ab ingdon and Mrs. Sarah Davis of Un ionville are gUests this week of their relatives, J. N. Smith and wife. Tuesday night about fifty persons in vaded the bachelor home of Walter Weller and took possession for a time, serving the lunch which they brought with them. Mrs. J. O. Cavlness is entertaining her mother, Mrs. Widner of Brighton. Mrs. S. Rame'y and daughter are visiting relatives at Oskaloosa. Station Agent J. C. McKay Is in Knoxvllle on business. John Everett is clerking at the Mitfthell restaurant. Miss Stella Taylor of Joplin, Mo., is visltlhg her aunt, Mrs. T. W. Gob ble. Mrs. F. C. Woolums is expectintr her sister, Mrs. Margaret Marsh of New kirk, Okla., this wek for a visit. SEYMOUR. Seymour.—E. K. Clark and wife went to Ottumwa Wednesday for a two weeks' visit with relatives. Harley Thomas came in from Wes slngton Springs, S. W., Tuesday with a car load of horses which he will sell at public sale. F. S. Miller bought a span of coal black Shetland ponifes for his children at the C. S. Thomas pony and horse 6ale Saturday. The Armstrong Brothers & Thomp son company has sold their stock of general merchandise, known as the "Farmers' Store," to A. Grinspas of Centervllle. The store Is closed for invoice. Samuel Bonner has purchased the west half of the Watkins building on the north aide of the square, the lower flcor of which Is occupied by George Smith & Son aa a harness shop. The I telephone central office ocuples the upper floor. The purchase price was $4,800. Mrs. W. F. Gren of Rocky Ford, Cal., Is visiting relatives here and at Corydon. John C. Keller and family of Bridge boro, Georlga, have been visiting rela tives in this locality the past week. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Johnson are visit ing in Oskaloosa Audubon and Das Moines. D. ,C. .Bradley of Centervil'.o has charge of the First National bank during Mr. Johnson's absence. Delmar Duskln left last week for Iowa City, where he will take a four years course in civil englnerelng in tho State university. Lewis, Ada, Lillian and William Gump, the orphan children of John Gump, were taken to Mason City last Friday by their guardian. John Cald wel.. and placed in the I. O. O. F. Or phan's home. This was done In ac cordance with the father's wish, ex pressed during his life. Claude Barrickman and family are visiting in Ottumwa this week. Mrs. M. M. Wilson of Numa accom panied by her granddaughters, Lillian and Mae Yarnell of this city, left on Wednesday for a visit with relaitves In LaSalle, 111. Tra Skipper returned Wednesday from a trip to South Dakota. W. H. Monteith and A. A. Shepherd returned Wednesday from a trip to Guymon, Olkahoma. MOULTON. Moulton.—Mrs. ATthur Phillips Jf Carrollton, Mo., is visiting her daugh ter, Mrs. Bertha Chamberlain, on West Broadway. W. F. Garrett and R. B. Carson wore business visitors tn Centervllle the first of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hornsteln returned Monday from a visit In Ottumwa. Drs W. F. Ware and Phlntz attend ed court in Centervllle Monday. Mrs. Nellie Murphy returned to her home in Memphis. Mo., Sunday, after a visit at the C. E. Evans home. Hugh Blevlns vas up from Moberly Sunday ylsitnier relatives here. Floyd Hllllon wae over from Center vllle Sunday. E B. Dlckerson was In Chllllcothe the first of the week on business. Mr. and Mrs. Bunk Hunter of Albia spent Sunday in Moulton, the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rus sell. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Murphy were down from Bloomfleld Sunday. Lee Doss was in the northern part of the state the first of the week. Mrs .Charles Sharon returned from Moberly, Mo., Tuesday, after a week's visit with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Haywood of near West Grove, were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Moore. Noel-Channell Wedding. Eldon.—Married, at the home of the groom's father. Miss Sylvia M. Chan nell and Elmer E. Noel, Wednesday evening, Sept. 25, 'Squire. J. L. Young ker officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Noel will make their home in Eldon. Mrs. Frank Pence left for Ottumwa Wednesday to spend a few days with her sister, Mrs. Jean Jaques. The case of the City of Eldon against T. L. James for violating a city ordl nance is being heard today. George Friend, who has been sick at the home of H. S. Furtney, is able to be out again. Attorney Paul B. Ramser spent Wednesday in Ottumwa with friends. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Minear were in Ottumwa Wednesday on business. Thomas and Joseph Mulvaney re turned Wednesday evening from a week's fishing trip in the northern part of Minnesota.. Jacob Roberts, who has been sick tne past few weeks with typhoid fever, Is improving slowly. A large number of Eldon citizens at tended the Ollepaw in Ottumwa Wed nesday evening. Mrs. J. E. Drummond. wife of Dis patcher Drummond, returned home on Thursday, after an extended visit Colorado and Wyoming. Mr. and Mrs. Drummond will make Eldon their fu ture home. Train Dispatcher F. A. Parker and family left Monday morning for an ex tended visit with relatives and friends at his old home In Michigan. This week Mayor Bradley appointed A. Roberts to act as street commis sioner for a few days. F. E McGregor and family left this week for Oklahoma City, Okla., where they will visit for a few days. Mrs. Alford and daughter, Jessie, and Miss Anna Steele are Ottumwa visitors today. Mrs. W. E. Warreri and her mother, Mrs. Norrls, are attending the Ollepaw In Ottumwa today. Miss Faye Meadows is shopping '.n Ottumwa today. Misses Bessie Mills and Alice Smltn are Ottumwa. visitors today. Miss Vera Pearson is an Ottumwa visitor today. Olin Isbell is spending the day In Ottumwa, Mr. and Mrs. L. Huech of Des Moines are visiting at the W. H. Crow home this week. L. H. Kirkpatrlck Is In Eldon on business today. Mrs. Wllla Jaques spent Tuesday In Eldon. Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Llewellyn will leave this evening for Moravia for a few days' visit with relatives and friends. A large number are attending the Ollepaw at Ottumwa today. CHARITON. Chariton.—h. M. Stanton of Humes ton has been spending the week tn Chariton with his uncle, Dr. J. E. Stanton. A '.H. Parker of Maple Rapids, Mich., arrived yesterday for a visit with his daughter, Mrs. Richard Eggert. Mr. and Mrs. E J. Knipe of Ottum wa, formerly of this city, were in Chariton yesterday greeting old friends and attending the home coming cele bration. Mrs. M. L. Bethel of Des Moines has returned home, after a few days' visit with Mrs. E. B. Colvln at the home of the latter'a brother, Col. O. A. Barthol omew. Mrs. M. M. Parkinson of Council Bluffs Is a guest of her cousin, Mrs. D. A. Enslow. Oliver Fluke of Endee, New Mexico, formerly of this county, arrived yes terday for a visit with his father, David Fluke, and other relatives. Mrs. Anna Hyde and three children of Garden City, South Dakota, arrived yesterday for a visit with Mrs. Hyde's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Watson, and old friends. A number of Charlton young people enjoyed a dance last evening at the Pythian temple. Miss Lillian Kurtz has returned from Chicago. _where she attended the na tional convention of dressmakers. Frank P. Wright, who has been in Aura, Nevada, for the past two years, lp home for a visit with his parents and friends and may spend the winter here. Mrs. Anna Sefrit had the misfortune to fall and break her hip yesterday morning and has since been In a crit ical condition. The Mls&ee Helgn Leach and Ada DeLonb' visited relatives and friends in Osceoln yesterday and attended the old settlers' celebration. Dr. W. H. Brownlee of Little York, 1111, arrived yesterday for a few days' visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Brownlee, of English township, and old friends. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Blanchard ar rived home yesterday from a five weeks' visit in Rapid City, South Da kota, with their son. Bert Meadows is at home from Minneapolis, Minn*, for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Meadows. The second day's home coming cele bration drew a big crowd and every thing parsed oft smoothly. There were two balloon ascensions' and parachute leaps, two slides for life, a number of races and contests, band concerts, etc. The old soldiers had charge of the program and mahy excellent and in teresting addresses were made. The celebration will close today. The baseball game yesterday be tween the Chariton and Hltferoan teams was a close game, the latter winning by a narrow margin. The score stood 4 tQ 3, The batteries were Poison and Corbett for Hiteman, and Fleming and Metz for Charlton. BOLTON. Bolton.—C. N. Foster of Oskaloosa was In town on Tuesday on business. Mrs. A. Long is attending the Olle paw at Ottumwa this week. Charles Whitsell spent Tuesday in Olivet on business. James Young, one of Bolton's oldest residents, moved his family to Des Moines this week, where he secured work in the mines. J. M. Jones of Percy was in town on Monday on business. The flr.st frost seen in Bolton this season was Sunday morning, Sept. 22. Mrs. Jennie Myers of Rock Island Is visiting 1 ntown this week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gracer. N. A. Holman of Des Moines was In town Monday on mining business. Mrs. William Canty returned Tues day from a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Crumly, at Rippy. Mr. and Mrs. A. Long spent Sunday In White City with friends. .John Quirk, an aged, miner, was se verely bruised about the hips and groin while at work In the mines on Tuesday. Mr. Quirk had shot down two large rocks In his room the night before. He asked the company men to come into his room to move them. When the men responded to his call and went into the room and found him at work they looked, at the rock, and he started to take some coal frotn the side of the rock, when a ton of slate fell. It knocked him down right beside the rock.. The slate In falling rested on the rock, which held the weight oft of him, or he would have been killed outright. As it is he is bruised, but no bones are broken. RALLY DAY AT KEOTA. Ceremony Will Mark Beginning of Year in the Methodist Sunday School. Keota, Sept. 26.—Sunday, Septem ber 29, will be observed as rally day by the Methodist Sunday school. It majks the beginning of a new year's work for the schcol. There have been some Changes In the staff of teachers owing to the resignation of several, and the new teachers will take change at that time. The hour of meet ing has been changed from 9:30 to 9:45 a. m. It is expected that the school will move forward under the new Impetus. The school has eleven classes with the following teachers: Primary—Mrs. James De Yoe, Mary De Yoe, Mrs. W. A. Stephens Inter mediate, Ella McLaughlin, Emma Kee ley, Ruth Llndauer, Roy Warrington adult, Rev. J. F. Robertson, A. A. Hulse. Mrs. J. W. Harding, Adla Richardson supply, Mrs. Bamford, Herman Seydel, Mrs. M. J. Dayton, Kate B. Glover. FARMINGTON. Farmington.—Mrs. Harvey Suit of Pomona, Collfornia, is the guest of Mrs. Joseph Harbison. A1 Larson of Keokuk was In town this week on business. Misses Etheh-Line and Minnie Tal bot spent Sunday in Fort Madison with friends. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McCrady of Ottumwa visited their aunt, Mrs. Me darln, Tuesday. Mrs. Elmer Ware of Bonaparte vis ited Mrs. C. W. Sherrick Jr. over Sun day. Miss Bessie Miller, who has been in Keokuk for some time, returned to Farmington Monday morning. Miss Gertie Rastofer has been spending the week at Willet's with her grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Willets. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Robb spent last Sunday with their son, Clarence, at Fort Madison. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Greenlee of Hiawatha, Kansas, visited Mrs. Green lee's sister and family, Mrs. A. T. S Owen, over Sunday. Mrs. Phoebe Von Sagen entertained a company of ladles Tuesday In honor of Mrs- Harvey Suit of Pomona, Cal. Daniel Vogt, an old and respected citizen of Primrose, died Friday from paralysis, aged 8^ years. Last Wednesday Mrs. Les Cross at tended the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Lydla Washburn, at Argyle. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Sherrick, Thursday, a daughter. HAYE8VILLE. Havesville.—Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ut terback left Tuesday morning for a short visit in Kansas City and other points. Mr. aijd Mrs. A. C. Jacobs an 1 family left Tuesday morning for an extend'?!1, visit in the west. •Rev. Randall filled his appointment l.ere Sunday evening. Mrs. Clara Utterback visited with Mrs. Sadie Robertson Thursday. A large number from here are at tending the carnival hi Ottumwn this week. William Martin attended the What Cheer fair this week. Mrs. M. M. Martin vlsitel p. fr.w days with her daughter, Mrs. Adams, recently. Villott Utterback is adding a great ii'-al to the appearance of his nous* by putting on a new coat of paint. Jr-hn Robertson attended the sol diers" reunion tn Williamsburg Tues day. KEOSAUQUA. Keosauqua.—Warren Scott of Ben tonsport was a business visitor here Tuesday. Mrs. Oscar McCrary and Mrs. Mar garet Scott visited Tuesday and Wed nesday with Mrs. Joseph Easter at Bonaparte. Lewis McDonald left Tuesday for Galesburg, 111., where'he has employ ment. nols In the interest of Blackledge & Blackledge. Mrs. Hannah Miller is spending the week In Ottumwa, the guest dT her son. Attorney William Walker is in Cen tervllle on legal business. Miss Stella Lackey and her mother are Keosauqua visitors. Leo Hlrsch and wife of DeS Moines were guests at the Hotel Manning several days recently. Mrs. J. Lester Therme and daugh ter, Barbara, and Mr3. H. E. Black ledge visited friends in Ottumwa this week and attended the carnival. R. R. McBeth Sr. of Ottumwa visited his brother, Capt. McBeth, this week. Mrs. Carrie Roberts and Mrs. Jose phine Miller spent Tuesday with Prof. Ned Roberts, at the Vernon school. day, Mrs. J. H. Turton of Little Rock, Ark., returned to her home Friday evening, after several weeks' visit at the home of John A. Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Meek returned from Bonaparte Friday evening. Keosauqua was well represented at the Ollepaw carnival in Ottumwa this week. Mrs. James Harwood has been quite sick the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Haney. are visiting their son, William Haney, at Milton. Father Daly of Farmington was a Keosauqua visitor Wednesday. Attorney R. R. McBeth and wife and Miss Mayme Lea spent Wednesday in Ottumwa. The Fairfield, Keosauqua and Mem phis Interurban railway is said to be a sure go and the people are anxiously waiting for further developments. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Murphy, Mrs. Carrie PraOl and Mr. and Mrs. Willis Wilson, all of DeB Moines township, were Ottumwa visitors Wednesday. Mrs. Curtis McClurg of Milton visit ed her parents here over Sunday. HEDRICK. Hedriek.—Mrs. F. W. Rltter and son, George, have returned home, after a two weeks' visit with relatives in Cin cinnati. Miss Maude Holcomb returned to,her home In Murray, after a ten days' visit with relatives in town. Calvert Milllkln and Mont Beck were is Ottumwa Thursday. O. W. Roop was a passenger to Ot tumwa Monday. Mr. and .Mrs. O. R. Rockwell will depart within a few days for Calif or nla, where they will spend the win ter. W. T. Dixon, who is employed in Fairfield, is visiting his mother, Mrs. S. E. Dixon. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Gordon of Cedar Rapids are vlsitng at the J. W. Roop parental home. J. G. McWllliams asd D. E. Beck are spending this week In Chicago. C. A. Beck has sold his residence property on West Second street and will remove to California, where he ex pects to locate permanently. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Schneider will leave Saturday for Des Monies, where they expect to moke their future home. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Ritter and Charles Bayer will leave next Monday for Pomona, Cal., where they will lo cate. W. H. Young was In Ottumwa Tues day on business. Wade Kirkpatrlck was in What Cheer Tuesday. W. H. Koung, who recently purchas ed the Disbe^ry property on EF*st street, has completed extensive im provements and will occupy the prop erty in the near future. Mrs. F. H. Mowrey and Mrs. Allle Ritter have retrned home from their trip to Salt Lake City, Utah. P. J. King was in Ottumwa Monday on business. G. W. Harkins returned home Tues day from a short trip to Dalhart, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Cremer visited relatives in Ottumwa Wednesday. Washington, la., Sept. 28.—hAAas PULASKI. Pulaski.—Miss Lou Trultt, who Is teaching the primary room at this place, was called to her home near Drakevllle Monday, on account of the death of her father, who died Monday afternoon. Misses Kate and Elma Andrew were shopping in Bloomfleld Wednesday. The protracted meeting closed at the Christian church Wednesday evening, with three additions. Mrs. John Shumate, who Is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ingersoll, north of town, was a Pulaski caller, j,ome Miss Addle Pearson Is teaching the primary room this week, during the ab sence of Miss Truitt. Rev. Maxwell returned to his home In Cantril Thursday, having conducted a twa weeks meeting at the Christian! church at this place. Miss Bessie Baggot of Milton has been chosen as assistant telephone op erator and commenced work the first of the week. Mrs. A- F- Meredith and daughter, Bertha, drove down to Milton Tues day. Mrs. Nallle, who lives north of town, is quite sick at present. CELEBRATE WEDDING. Mr, and Mrs, Harry Stevens of Dud ley Married 15 Years— Honored by Friends. Dudley.—There was a pleasant sur prise enacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stevens in Dudley Wed nesday evening, Sept. 25, when their friends and relatives to the number of about thirty gathered to help cele brate their fifteenth wedding anniver sary. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Rapp gave a two course supper in their honor. The table was beautifully decorated with asters and dahlias. Each guest was supplied with a sou venir by Miss Iva Stevens and Miss Delta Waddington. The following persons were present: Messrs. and Mesdames— J. R. Stoghill, C. W. Olney, Andrew Lewis, Will Stevens, Geo. Bo wen, Wm. Waddington, W. W. Rapp, G. W. By rum. Misses— Mary Forsythe, Mary Waddington, Delta Waddington, Iva Stevens, Laura Bowen, Inez 8tevens, Ethel and Mil dred Olney. Mr. and Mrs. James Morrison de parted Thursday for Oklahoma, where thev expect to make their future home, their Ir.enus at a party given at their Messrs. G. W. Stevens, Ollie War ren, George Waddington and Eriyst Gustafson. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens received a number of beautiful presents. The guests departed at a late hour, wish ing them many happy returns of the day. Party at Nelson- Home. Misses Alice and Gertrude Kelson pleasantly entertained a number of Oscar McCrary Is traveling in XI11- ho:ne. Supper was served la. two oourtes. The table' decorations wertf ferns and carnations. Games and mu ?io furnished the amusements of the evening. The invited guests -were Misses Bertha Cook, Ella Hanson, Hat tie Cook, Emma Berry, Louise Akers, Gay Pearson, Pearl Cook. Rose Skin ner, Ada Moyle, Marie Berry, Myrtle Cook, Lelah Stevenson, Clara Berry, Emma McCoy, Pearl Miller, Madge Davis, Emma Miller, Sadie Duffy. Agnes Anderson, Edna Grooms, Han nah Anderson, Hilma Johnson, Mary Smith Messrs. David Abramson,. Ed. Gantz Frank McMillan, Clark Bea ver, John Davis, Dr. Mack Hickman, Thomas Cosgrove, Philip Hickman, Dr. Bone, Dice Bowman, Anton Anderson, Archie Beard, Clarence Fletcher, Myrle Miller, Charles Alcers, Frank Johnson, Dan Klrfman, Joseph Bruere, Alex William Muir of Bonaparte was a Flecker, William Berry, Ansel Berry, guest of Mrs. Iowa Muir last Tues- Willie McCoy, David CoOk, John Moyle, OlHe Huitman Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Nelson and daughters, Lenora, Ethel yne, Laurlne and Edna Larson of Ot tumwa: Mr. Lee of Des Moines and Fred Nelson of Ottumwa. CHARITON. Charlton.—Mr. and Mrs. WH'larA Leach of Humeston returned home yesterday,. after a few days' visit with their daughter, Miss Helen Leach. Mrs. Frank Jolift left yesterday for a week's visit in Osceola with her sis ter, Mrs. Phoebe McKillip. Mrs. J. T. Treasure of Kirksvllle, Mo., formerly of this place, arrived Thursday for a visit with old friends here. In company with Mrs. J. H. Martin she went to Omaha- yesterday to visit her daughter, Mrs. Albert Mar tin. 4 Mrs. James Lang of Los Angeles, California, formerly of this» county, who has been visiting in Otter Creek township with her daughter, Mrs. J. S. Wilson, went to Lucas yesterday to visit relatives. I Mr. and Mrs. A..B. Tansey and two children, Helen and Ralph, went to Weldon yesterday, where they will ij probably reside in the future. Their ij many friends, regret their departure from the city." Mrs. Webb Hultz and two daugh ters, Louise and Dorothy, of Ellsworth, Neb., who had been visiting old friends here, where they formerly resided, re turned home yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Reid of Lucas returned home yesterday, after a fevy days' visit with A. C. Relbel and fam ily- Mrs. W. S. Chllds and little daugh ter, Isabel, returned yesterday from a, brief visit with friends in Ottumwa.\ G. W. Ensley made a business trip to Osceola yesterday. Joe R- Landes of Marshalltown, who has been spending a few weeks with relatives and old friends here, where he formerly resided, returned home last vening. Mrs. Sherman Teas of Osceola, until recently ot this city, made a brief visit with her old friends here yesterday. Mrs. Sarah Carroll of Melrose, ar rived yesterday for a visit with het sons, J. H. Carroll, E. E. Carroll and Albert Carroll. Miss Rose Adelman, one of the teachers in the public, schools here, went to Des Moines last evening fo visit over Sunday at her home. Mrs.. Homer Cresap accompanied her husband to Keokuk last evening on a business trip. On the way home' they will visit relatives In Mt. Plepsarit. The Misses Lulu McMastters and Carrie Kull, who are teaching in the Osceola public schools arrived home last evening for a few 'days' visit.. Mrs. Charles FafquhaY Of Galesburg, 111., visited in Chariton last sight with Mrs. Isaac' Phillips.' while on her way home from a visit' in Leon. EDDYVILLE. Eddyvllle.—Rev. W. S. Moore ..and family have been moving from Bur lington to the Methodist Episcopal par sonage, Rev. Moor.e having been as signed to the Eddyville charge. The two vacant lots belonging to Grant Cowley of. Las Angeles, Califor nia, and located just north of the park, were purchased this week by Earl Mc Elroy. The interior of the church at Pleas ant Corners is being: painted and. pa pc-red this week to make ready for the rt vlva'l which will begin early In Oc tober. Great preparations are being made for the Eddyvllle "Round-Up," or big picnic, whic will be held here next Monday. There w.lll be a balloon as cension, slide for: life, baseball game, sports, rapes, etc.' Mrs. W. L. Stuck, who has been here tll0 past two weeks, )n Wednesday. She will leave the last "f jrvis RiggS of Albia visited relatives October for her new home In Idaho, jjere Thursday and Friday, while en where her husband has already lo cated. W 'V, departed for her Missouri Thursday night. route home from a yislt at Oskaloosa. Miss Tlllle Napier returned to het home at Albia Thursday, after spend ing a few days with her mother and at the Gld Dotts home. E. Brubaker left Thursday for Farm ington, after a visit with J. E. Vance, north of town.^He resides at Tracy. of nln 1 t* JI o. Vn« fy/ina fnr Lewis Harding Sr. has gone for a v?elt with relatives in Calhoun and Po cahontas counties. Mrs. M. K. Plckerell of Bluff- Creek, who was called to Council Blues last week by the death of her brother, re 'turned Thursday. Many Eddyville people attended tnt Ollepaw in OttumWa. BONAPARTE. Bonaparte.—The members of the Guild were pleasantly entertained _n Thursday evening by Miss Bertha Meredith. Refreshments were served, a* B. Cresap of Eldon Is visiting his son, Dr. R. N. Cresap, and fam-. Ily. Mrs. Guy Derr Qf Lacon, 111., is tha guest of friends and relatives here tnis Mr! and Mrs. E. C. Smith were Ot tumwa visitors yesterday. Mrs. Fred Rlgsby of Keosauqua la vlsitng her motherr, Mrs. John Kerr. Born, Friday, to Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Sherman, a son. George Sprankle of Keokuk was a business visitor here several days this week. Mrs. John Sturdlvant has returneq to her home tn Centervllle, after a visit with her sister, Mrs. William Wilson and other relatives. William Whltlock arrived yesterdaS from Amarillo, Texas, and will spend the winter here with relatives. Mrs. L. Beers and daughter, Emma, of Cincinnati, have been recent guesti at the F. M. Sturdlvant home. Charles S. Flgg. Former lowan, Dead Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 3.0.—Charlel S. Figg, a prominent lawyer, and cap. I itallst of Tacoma. formerly of Iowa, Is dead here, aged 56 years. Floods In France. ParlB, Sept., 30.—Reports from thfl departments of Rhone, Gard and Vaer say the rivers everywhere have over« flown their banks and inundated the neighborhood, causing much distress among the people. A number "of bod les have been recovered in various parts of the departments, but the ex act loss ot life 1B not known. 4 ^1* tr 1'