TUESDAY, October 8, 1907.
4 DR. TULLIS.
Artificial teeth scientifically con
Crown and bridge-work expert.
Office over Cullen's dry goods store
Main street, Ottumwa, Iowa.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
fHOMAS B. KIUBT. LLOYD L. DUKE.
KIRBY & DUKE.
Attorneys and Counselors at Law.
Phoenix Trust Bide., South Market
jtrect, Otttiinwn, la. Telephone, new 547.
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Attorneys at Law.
107 North Court street. Both phones,
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TISDALE & HEINDEL.
Attorneys at Law.
Plioenlx Trvst Bldg., South Market
lltreot, Otturawn, la.
CHAS. D. FULLEN.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Snlte 1, WlHlnmson Building. 105 North
Court street, Ottumwa, owa.
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS.
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Telephone 450 new. Residence phone,
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FORv BETTER SEED CORN.
$j.. The Department of Agricultural
^Extension of Iowa State college has
tbegun a campaign for securing better
«eed corn in Iowa. In a circular sent
Iproadcast among the farmers the as
sertion is made that if every ear of
aeorn that is to be used for seed i'l
jfiowa next year could be harvested
fall not later than October 5 and
ung up where it would dry out
loroughly before the freezing nights
\of October, November and December
whave weakened or killed it, it would
.dd millions of dollars to the wealth
'f fowa. Here is the plan suggested
P. fx. Holden, superintendent
ithi-s department of the college:
Let us go into the best and earli
st planted fields and select well ma
ured ears from® the most vigorous
fetal]?, strip off their husks, tie them
Ijfn -strings of fifteen to twenty ears
^Jjeach, and hang them in the attic at
llonce, where the circulation of air is
fpgood, and protection is bad from the
•^freezing nights of October, Novem
&<§ber and December. On the 209,000
0o\va farms an average of about
forty-five cores is devoted to the
A Browing of corn, and while seven
:J/ bush els .of good seed is sufficient to
W -plant this, let us abundantly provide
Vourselves anrl save two or three
4 imes .this amount so as to have
a pnty to select from next spring and
that we may furnish some to our
5 fortunate neighbors who may
the'1- seed. Re-
h'er pi." takes only about a dozen
3 Mrs:" 'ant an acre. Can. we afford
4 Miss Fit each ear special care?"
months Soon practice of depend
home thisd on the occasional good
i- ^rs' during the entire husk
here ,n held to be bad. The
been frozen night after
can was^e during November
•j-wi Rev. .ls husked and while it still
C'JiJit jioft large amount of moisture,
^dftnsecjrohtly much of it is weaken
ir"'! or kftJed. giving a poor stand and
»eak stalks, which, more than any
?fthing else, reduces the yield. Mr.
jHolden's advice may not be needed
3by many of the farmers in this vicin
ity, but there will be others who
j|aigiit follow it to their profit.
MR. BRYAN'S CHANCES.
Occasionally lengthy article bobs
at some place or other in which
William Jennings Bryan chances
landing the democratic nomination
pd of being elected if he should be
ominatedn are discussed. Such a di3
ussion arose at a meeting of the Vir
ginia Democratic association the other,
ight and a wing of the association
bodied what it considered the Bry
|n cutlook in.this resolution:
".Whereas. William Jennings Bryan,
the great commoner, as well as the
great uncommoner, the great advocate
of free silver, the great advocate of
government ownership of railroads,
the great advocate of initiative and
referendum, the greatest blower upon
earth, the greatest standing candidate
upon earth, the greatest man without
a record known in American politics,
is threatening again to become a can
didate of the democratic party for
president of the United States in
1908 therefore be it
thie association that he stands about
as much show of succeeding as a
short-tailed bull in fly time."
But the resolution was not permit
ted to pass The Virginia democrats,
while realizing that the resolution was
worthy of a gilt-edged frame as a lit
erary contribution, refused to go on
record as expressing any such senti
ment toward as good a loser as Mr.
Bryan has proved himself to be.
The superintendent of a Chicago de
tention hospital favors "a little punch
in the ribs" as the best stimulant for,
an alcoholic patient. He has tried it.,
after experimenting with other meth
ods, and has found it very effective.
THE PRICE OF MILK.
Omaha World-Herald.—The price )f
milk, real and so called, is going up
all over the country. Various rea
sons are given for the advance In
different localities, such as general
prosperity, high price of feed, etc. In
Chicago they say that the rise is due
to a shortage of the hay crop.
In general it Is a grievous thing to
the consumer to see the price of
household necessities going up and
ever upwards, but in the case of milk
there Is ground for a hopeful sus
picion. It is probabe that the in
crease of price is due to considerable
part to the fact that the dealers aro
being compelled to furnish real milk,
without water or embalming fluids
or so many disease germs as for
merly. It costs more to keep a clean
dairy and supply thfe public with
milk that is milk. Not long ago a
government expert said that really
good milk, properly cared for with
due sanitary precautions, could not
be provided for less than 12 or 15
cents a quart In the very arge cities'.
After all,'the thing of real import
ance is not whether we are paying 5
or 15 cents for milk, but whether we
are feeding the babies pure milk or
formaldehyde. We pay 15 cents for
a quart of beer and never thing of
kicking on the price. Let us only be
assuied that we are getting milk that
is milk and we can stand whatever
boost In the price may be necessary,
and the dealers won't need to pacify
us by stories of a shortage in the hay
crop and so forth*
THE PRESIDENT AND RIVER
President Roosevelt made it plain
in his speech at Memphis that
he is a hearty supporter of the river
improvement project. Prom the tone
of his speech it may be inferred that
this question will be given more or
less prominence in his forthcoming
message to congress, and it.may be in
ferred, too that he will be a chann
of any appropriation measure that may
be Introduced when the engineering
problems connected with the project
of canalizing the Mississippi are solved
and the promoters of waterway
improvement are ready to go before
congress with a complete plan of ac
The president held it to be plain
that the railroads alone cannot meet
the demands of the country for trans
portation, and, this being true, he held
that the rivers should begin to supple
ment the railroads to thes benefit of
both by relieving them of certain of
the less profitable classes of freight.
He held, tooi that adequate transporta
tion facilities by water would better
permit rate regulation. Putting forth
the'matter in this wise:
These natural highways, the water
ways, can never be monoplized by any
corporation. They belong to all the
people, and it is in the power of no one
to take them away. Wherever a
navigable river runs beside railroads
the problem of regulating the rates on
the railroads becomes far easier, be
cause river regulation is rate regula
tion. When the water rate sinks, the
land rate cannot be kept at an exces
The president also took time in his
speech to refer to the needs of the coun
try of a greater navy and those far
seeing people who saw nothing but a
bluff, a threat to Japan, in the inten
tion announced by the administration
of moving the battleship fleet to the
Pacific coast, will find by a careful
perusal of the president's Memphis
speech that this program was planned
long before the first brick was thrown
at a Frisco Jap.
This question was brought out in his
reference to the Panama canal work
and of the probability that the canal
will be built sooner than was expected.
Discussing this the sresident. said:
Remember, gentlemen, that any
work like this entails grave responsi
bilities. The one Intolerable position
of a self-respecting nation, as for a
self-respecting man, is to bluff and
then not be able to make good. We
have accepted the Monroe doctrine as
a cardinal feature of our foreign policy.
We have undertaken not only to build
but to police and to guard the Pan
ama canal. This means, unless we are
willing to accept the humiliation of
being treated some time by some
strong nation as a vain and weak
braggard that we must build and main
tain our navy at the highest point of
e&a'sx'. cy. When the canal is finished
our aav? can move from one ocean to
the oijsrt.- at will for, remember that
our doom open on both oceans. Until
then our battle fleet, which should al
ways be kept and maneuvered as a
unit ought now to appear in our home
watery in one ocean and now to ap
pear in our home waters in the other.
The Taft visit to Japan and the of
ficial burying of the hatchet shows,
too, that Japan has been made to see
that the plan of sending the fleet to
the Pacific was arranged as a practice
cruise and was planned long before
International complications were
threatened as a result of the San Fran
Some Virginia man has found by
poring over the court records of
George Washington's home county^moon in Europe.'
that the "father of his country" was
once indicted for swearing to a false
list, of his taxable preperty. The Vir
ginia man might have kept his discov
ery to himself as its relating has
served no good purpose. ^,
Little BrOckman Wedding.
West Point.—Roy S. Little of Quin
cy. 111., and Miss Dora Brockman of
this city, were married at St. Mary's
Catholic church in this city, Wednes-
"ResodVed, That it is the opinion of ^ay. Rev. Father Jacoby officiating,
is association that hB stands about fkI1.s,s
Brockman, sister of the
bride, acted as bridesmaid, and Larn-
bert Little, brother of the groom, act
ed as groomsman. They left for
Qulncy Friday evening, where they
will be at home to their friends at
2000 Vine street after Oct 10.
Miss Effle Smith and Edwin Ov.ons
of Chicago were married at the Smith
home at Colusa, 111., Thursday Mayor
and Mrs. L. Smith and Mr and Mrs.
V. C. Vance of this city were present
at tj^e wedding
The funeral of Mrs Charles Fields,
who died at the home of her son
Charles, east of town. Monday, was
held from the Congregational church
at Denmark Wednesday, Rev. Cum
mins conducting the services. Henry
S. Field, a son, of Chicago, attended
Word was recived here Wednesday
of the death of Mrs. Henry Grothe.
Deceased was a former resident of this
place, having left here about six years
ago, with her husband, to make their
home with their son, Rev. Henry
Grothe, at Harper The Funeral will
be held at Harper today.
DAVIS COUNTY LINE
Davis County Line.—Mrs Ola Las
ley entertained company Saturday
Alias Ruby Hamra visited Wednes
ou at the Gabe Schlotter home.
Hcrby Lawson was alcaller here re
Jackson -Lawson intends to move his
family to southern Missouri in the
near future, where they intend making
their future home.
Henry Vaughn made a'business trip
to Selma on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Schlotter and
daughter. Miss Anna, were trading at
White Elm on Wednesday.
Company I, 19th Iowa, Picnics.
Bentonsport.—Company I. 19th Iowa
Infantry, held its annual reunion picnic
at the pleasant country home of H. B.
Edmonson, which was beautifully dec
orated with flags and flowere. -Only
nineteen members of the original com
pany were present, with their families,
but there were many comrades of othqr
regiments present, making a company
of about nlnetv to surround the'dinner
table, groaning under the bountiful
supply of good things provided by the
wives and daughters for the occasion,
and to which all present did ample
Justice. Captain Samuel Paine, tho
company's first commander, of Xenia,
111., now 83 years of age, made his an
nual visit to relatives here on purpose
to attend the reunion of his boys, and
the hearty welcome and handshakes
proved how much his effort was ap
preciated by all. Uncle Bobbie John
son was there jvith his historic drum,
and James Payne with his old fife, and
enlivened the day with strains of mar
tial nvslc. The Rev. D. D. Proper, of
Company I, made the after dinner
speech, which was received with hear
ty applause, after which the company
separated for their homes. All united
in thanks and congratulations to Mr
and Mrs. Edmonson and family for tho
success of the reunion and agreed to
be present one year hence at the home
of Comrade Martin Hornbaker.
The people of Vernon met Satur
day afternoon and organized what was
called the Vernon Cemetery association
for the purpose of caring better for
the cemetery. The officers elected
were Mrs. Hattle Ehrman, president
Katie Leggett, secretary Gertrude
Robinson, corresponding secretary, and
John Liggett, treasurer.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Runyon will move
into the house vacated recently by Mr.
and Mrs. Dorson.
Lem Dorson moved to Ottumwa
The Ice cream supper held at the
home of H. B. Edmundson Saturday
night was a success, both socially and
financially, netting a neat sum for the
Methodist Episcopal Sunday school.
Miss Cora Stevens visited recently
at the homo of J. E. titevens and fam
Oscar Etka moved Into the Baohelon
property in Vernon today.
Mrs. Henry FrUon, who has be^n
visiting her sons arid daughter in Val
ley Junction, returned to her home
last night, accompanied by her son,
Mrs. F. P. Musser, who spent the
past week in Ottumwa, visiting her
sister, Mrs. Walter Baker and family,
returned home this evening/
Lydia McComas, the telephone op
erator here, visited last week in Kirks
ville, Mo., the guest of Fanny and
Lou Ehrmann, formerly of this place.
George Seward, who ha,'s a saw mill
at Beach Grove, Mo., was an over
Sunday guest at his home, returned
last evening,, accompanied by hfe
daughter, Grace, and Mrs. John Sew
Mrs. George Seward returned home
last week, after an extende'd visit 'n
Iowa City with her daughters, Mrs. D.
C. Morrison and Mrs. George Gallo
J. O. Murphy of Keokuk came ap
last evening for a short stay with his
father-in-law and family, John Down
Lewis Weyer has moved to Croton.
Mr. and Mrs. John Easter of Albla
are In town callinsr on old friends and
Ivjr. and Mrs. David Bales and
daughter, Mrs. H. H. Fulton, left this
morning for a few days' visit In Ceii
tervllle ',the guests of Mrs. Bales' par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Doan.
Albert Patterson was a Keosauqua
Born, Sept 23, to Mr. and Mrs Wm.
Shaw, a pon.
A large number from here attended
the stock sale Thursday at Isaac Mc
Crackens. Stock sold well, bringing
Miss Dora Newlan has returned
from a two weeks' visit -at the home
of John Cresswell, In Harrisburg town
Ross Downing of Eldon is visiting
at the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Downing.
New York, Oct. 5.—The wedding of
Miss Dorothy Quincy Roosevelt and
Mr. Langdon Geer attracted a large
throng of society folks to the church
of the Incarnation this afternoon.
The ceremony was performed by the
Rev. Montague Gear, an uncle of the
bridegroom. The wedding reception
followed at the home of the bride's
mother, Mrs. Hllborne RoosteveH The
bridal couple will speDd their honey-
in iii ii rail
m' innw? iri iirrrTn-Ulfii-il-MiV
THE OTTUMWA COURIER
LEON FOR 1907
THE 18TH ANNUAL REUNION "OF
THE THIRD IOWA CALVARY
CLOSED AT FAIRFIELD
Fairfleld, Oct. 4.—Leon was yester
day selected as the place for next
year's reunion of the Third Iowa cav
airy, and the remaining soldiers of tho
regiment will meet there next fali.
There were 128 Third regiment men
here at the reunion which closed yes
terday afternoon, four of whom are of
ficers. A fifth officer, Col. H. H- Trim
ble of Keokuk, expected to attend but
was unable to do so. At yesterday's
business session the following officers
were elected for the coming year
President—Capt. J. D. Brown of
Vice president, Capt. Newton Bat
tin of Bloomfleld.
Secretary, E. J. Sankey of Leon.
Executive committee, Co.'. A, Al.
Powers, Bloomfleld B, P. M. Mat
thews, Donnellson C, Lou Berryhill
Keokuk D, Mark Dysart, Fairfield
E, William Deupree, Bloomfleld F,
William H. Sullivan, Fairfield G, John
Burn, Keosauqua H, N. L. Calhoun,
Bentonsport I, Henry McNutty, Sey
mour K, L. Lllke, Knoxville L, Wil
liam A. Gray, Albla, M, J. N. Farns
General John B. Noble of St. Louis,
the commander of the regiment, made
an address again yesterdav.
Other Fairfield News.
Hon. Septimus J. Hanna of Colorado
Springs, Colorado, lectured at the op
era house yesterday In the interest of
the Christian Science church here.
His subject was "Christian Science,
the Religion of the Bible."
The Jefferson County Historical as
sociation will hold its monthly meet
ing at the llbrarv Saturday afternoon.
The Pioneer Park committee will
meet at the office of Hon. I. D. Jones
Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Full
reports of what has been done will be
made at this meeting.
Agency.—Thomas Newell is home
from Belle Fourche, South Dakota,
where he has been for some time.
Mrs. Jane Hartman and daughter,
Mrs. S. P. Sturgis, of Oregon, are vis
iting friends here.
Dr. M. L. Davis left Thursday for
Pittsburg. Pa.,, where he will reside
with a sister.
Mrs. Nettle Mills and daughter, Dot
tle, went to Des Moines Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Buchanan have
returned from a ten days' visit in
C. E. Martenson, who formerly lived
here, but now lives at Milledgeville,
111., Is here looking after his property
Gabriel Williams, who lives west of
town is remodeling his dwelling.
Mrs. M. A. Marston and daughter,
Laura, of Rossvllle, 111., are here vis
lting at the A. L. Marston home.
Mrs. Niland and Mrs. French of
Ames are here visiting their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Reeve.
OF WAPELLO CO.
THE OUT-PUT OF COAL IN WA-
PELLO COUNTV HAS AN IN
CREASE OF 64,391 T0N8
OVER LAST YEAR.
Work of compiling the coal statis
tics of the state is. now in progress at
the office's of the state mine inspect
ors. The tonnage reports received for
the year ending June 30, indicate
larger production of coal than in any
previous year in, the history of the
coal industry of the state. There are
now in operation nearly four hundred
mines in this state and in the year
ending June 30, 1906, 16,825 men were
employed in and around the mines and
7,017,485 tons of coal were mined.
Wapello county is included in the
second district, under the inspection
of R. T. Rhys, of this city. There are
19 mines in operation in the county,
giving employment to 456 miners, 107
inside and 76 outside laborers, making
a total of 639 men employed in and
around the mines of the county. The
out-put of the county for the year end
ing June 30, 1907, was 275,095 tons,
which Is an Increase of 64,391 tons
over the year before. The mines of
the county at the present time are
working full time. The demand for
coal is in excess of the supply. Har
mony prevails between the operators
and miners and the prospeots for a
good profitable winters work is very
Girls Killed by 3
Tokio, Oct., 5.—While a num
ber of girf» were at work sort
ing shells and cartridges which
had been condemned in a fac
tory at Osaka an explosion oc
curred today. 6lxty-three girls
were killed and over sixty In
jured. .The factory and a num
ber of the boats containing the
explosives are now burning.
The Baron In Favor of Arbitration.
The Hague. Oct. 5.—Baron Mars
chalt von Biebersteln. delivered a
noteworthy speech "today before the
arbitration committee of the peace
conference during which he announc
ed himself to be in favor of obligatory
arbitration, but he Is opposed to the
treaty including all the nations of tho
REPORTS TO SUPERINTENDENT
fclGGS SHOW GENERAL AD-
AS BAD AS REPORTED.
Des Moines, Oct. 4.—Substantial In
crease in the wages of Iowa teachers
is shown by the reports from more
than sixty county superintendents to
State Superintendent Riggs In re
sponse to a series of inquiries recent
ly promulgated by him.
A very large majority of the coun
ties report that In most of their dis
tricts the average rate of wages paid
to teachers has been advanced.
The reports of th" county superin
tendents also show tl:at there is not
such a shortage of the supply of.
teachers as the people have thought.
Probably it is larger than in former
years, but not substantially greater.
Fifteen Questions Asked.
It was in response to these inquir
ies that the general Information rela
tive to shortage in supply of teachers
and the Increase of teachers' wages,
generally, throughout the state, was
secured, and it Is thought entirely
unlikely that the report from the other
thirty or more counties will make a
change in the statistics.
First—How many schools in your
county are at this date (Oct. 1, 1907),
closed because suitablo teachers can
not be secured?
Second—What salaries are offered
in these schools?
Third—How many schools in your
county were closed at this time last
voar because suitable teachers could
not be secured?
Fourth—How many persons do you
know of in your county who hold
teachers' certificates, but who are not
at present employed?
Fifth—How many of these would
accept schools at good wages?
Sixth—To your knowledge or belief
has any one examined Bince October
1. 1906, been denied a certificate who
you believe should have received one?
Seventh—If your answer to ques
tion No. 6 is "yes," how many such
cases, and why do you think the case
or cases have not been fairly deter
Eighth—What per cent of your
schools are paying higher wages than
were paid a year ago?
Ninth—About what is the average
increase per month in these schools?
Tenth—In how many rural schools
in your county are the teachers' con
tracts made for the entire school
Eleventh—Is this number greater
than a year ago? If so, how much
Twelfth—Why, In your opinion, Is
there difficulty at present in securing
an Inadequate supply of competent
Thirteenth—During the summer of
1906 an examination of teachers was
held In each county, either at tho
close or Immediately preceding the in
stitute. What is a conservative esti
mate Qf the cost to your institute
fund of that part of the services ren
dered by your institute instructors in
assisting In this examination and in
reading and marking answer pp.pers?
(New superintendents need not
Fourteenth—Prior to Oct. 1, 1906,
about how many' days per year did
you spend in holding teachers' exam
inations, reading and marking answer
papers, writing certificates, and mail
ing returns of examinations? (New
superintendents need net anBwer).
Fifteenth—Under the new certifi
cate law about how many days per
year will be required of' the county
superintendent in conducting examin
ations, in mailing returns and in re
cording and registering certificates?
Superintendent Riggs expects to.be
able to furnish the state with some
very valuable statistical information
relative to the schools, from the com
pilation of the returns from the coun
In answer to question No. 12 rela
tive to the supply of teachers and the
shortage alleged, to exist, many In
teresting replies are being received
by the superintendent. One enthusias
tic and energetic correspondent de
clared that the reason there was dif
ficulty was because the newspaper re
ports as to the
"new certification law
bad been absolutely unfair and un
All the information received is con
fldential as to the source.
Bloomfleld, Oct. 5.—Miss Myrtle
Standley was given a handkerchief
shower Thursday evening at the
home of Mrs. Ruth Burchett. Four
teen of her girl friends took part 1n
the pre-nuptlal event, which was a
complete surprise to Miss Standley,
who had been invited to spend the
evening with Mrs. Burchett. The
house was beautifully decorated with
autumn leaves and the decorations of
Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Heady celebrat
ed the fiftieth anniversary of their
marriage Friday by a family dinner
and reunion at which their children,
grandchildren and several other rela
tives were present.
E. D. Swinney of Des Moines is
•spending a week's vacation with his
parents, Dr. and Mrs. .Swinney.
Miss Jennie Slagle of Mystic is vis
iting a few dayB in the city the guest
of Edith Diirflinger and Hope Bry
George McKibben of Mt. Pleasant
is visiting his brother, Arthur Mc
Kibben, and other relatives near
Ed Reeves is spending a week's
vacation with* relatives at Hannibal,
National Convention Opened.
New York Oct., 5.—The fourth na
tional convention of the German Alli
ance opened today, President Hexa
mer presiding. Two hundred and
thirteen delegates from forty states
j, were present.
Not. 209-211 West Main St.
A COLD WAVE IS
No matter where you may have been in the habit of buying your
axle grease, come here for your next pail. I have it In all sizes of
packages from 5c to $1.50 and of four (4) brands. Buggy grease, Har
ness Oil, Special Oil for cream Separators and machine oils.
New Phone 664.
Old Phone 251
THIS MONTH AS PREDICTED BY
W. T. FOSTER WILL BE A
MONTH OF CHANGES AND DIS
It is advised by the weather fore
caser to have your heavy clothing up
packed and ready for the Budden and
severe changes that are predicted for
this mor.th. To gard against severe
colds and sickness one wants to bt:
prepared to make some lightning like
changes, that is ife they keep pac
with tho weather. It is stated that
when hurricane is developing in the
Caribbean sea south of Porto Rica, a
cool wavv! usually develops west of
Manitoba, and such an occurrence is
expected to occur about October 12.
Following is the weather bulletin as
given by W. T. Foster for this month:
The Report in Full.
Washington, D. C., Oct., 5.—The
last bulletin gave forecasts of disturb
ance to cross the continent 4 to 8,
warm wave 3 to 7, cool wave 6 to 10
Next disturbance will reach the Pac
ifle coast about 8, cross west of the
Rockies country by close of 9, great
central valleys 10 to 12, eastern statos
13. Warm wave will cross west of
Rockies about 8, great central valleys
10, eastern states 12 Cool wave will
cross west of Rockies about 11, great
central valleys 13, eastern states 15.
All disturbances of this month will
be of more than usual intensities.
Tropical storms may be expected at
.any time and the dates of this disturb
ance will probably be close to the
dates for a tropical storm. When a
hurricane is developing in the Carib
bean sea south of Porto Rico or Hayti
a great cool or cold wave usually de
velops west of Manitoba. I expect
such a cold wave not far from October
12 and will be on the lookout for a
tropical storm or hurricane about that
This disturbance of October 11 ex
pected to bring unusually severe
weather on the continent and, follow
ing great high temperature wave the
cold wave following a great high'tem
perature wave the cold wave following
will make us feel like putting on win
ter clothing. Some heavy rains will
be on of the weather features of this
storm and in northern parts heavy
snows for the season.
But the cold will not long continue
and high temperature will soon return.
Third disturbance of October will
reach the Pacific coast about 14, cross
west of the Rockies country by close
of 15, great central valleys 16 to 18,
eastern states 19. Warm wave will
cross west of Rockies about 14 great
central velleys 16, ^eastern states 18.
Cool wave will cross west of Rockies
about 17, great central valleys
eastern states 21.
I am expecting better weather in
November for cotton picking and corn
gathering and whoever neglects to
make good use of that good weather
will be the loser because of bad Dec
ember weather to follow.
Those who must sell their old grain
and cotton soon should dispose of them
before November. The good weather
of that month will depress prices but
the bad weather of December will
strengthen prices. Don't be in g. hurry
about selling the new corn. Nothing
in sight to depress prices if you can
hold till beginning of next year.
I will soon have my 1908 cro^weath
er forecasts completed and then we
will know more about It. We have
had a lpng run'of fairly good crop
years and it Is but naturaj for us to bo
on the alert for a crop failure. But
I rely wholly on what the figures,
taken from the weather records of a
hundred years, will say. No other
forecaster uses those old recordB and
therefore no other forecaster can ve
Packwood.—Mr. and Mm. M. Fleen
er. of near Ottumwa were guests of
their Bon, Ralph, and family Tuesday
Mrs. Frank Gobble is visiting rela
tives in Oklahoma.
Another barber has come to town.
Rev. and Mrs. Asbell are home from
a visit in Illinois.
Mrs. George Supernois was very 111
the first of the week, but is better
J. A. Moormon and wife of Rural
Route No. 2 are shopping In town to
The students of the high school will
give a box supper Saturday night,
Miss Nettle Downey purchased the
Marsh property this week, paying
Under the auspices of the Bpworth
Lc.-gue tho Central Projectosoope Co.
will give an entertainment Monday
evening, Oct. 7, at the Methodiot Epis
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Stephenson at
tended a dinner Sunday at the home
cf their son nes.r Richland. Twenty
'^persons were present.
JAS. H. SHEPHERD
R. R. TIME TABLES.
•A—Dally B., dally, exccpt Sunday
J, daily excopt Monday.
BURLINGTON ROUTE., C., B. & C(.
No.— Going East. Depart.
J2A—Chlc., Dubuque, Qulncy 1:20 a.m.
92—Looal freight 6:20 a, m.
18B—Burlington, St. Louis.. 7:3[a*m.
10B—Pisorlu, Dub., Quincy. .11:40 a. m.
6A—Chic. Limited 2:00 p. j».
-B—Ft. Madison, St. Louis. 3:80p.m.
4A—Chic., St. L.. Quincy... 7:15p.m.
2A—Chic., Peoria, Rockford 11:45 p.m.
EA—Omaha and Nebraska. 1:20 a.m.
8A—Omaha, Oregon, Calif. 7:50 a. ID.
-B—Arrive from Ft. Mad. .11:45 a. m.
9B—Peona to Creston .... 2:00p.m.
11B—Arrive from Chicago. .10:00 p. m.
1A—Chlc. to Denver 4:25p.m.
DIE —TAYLOR ARRESTED
Frost Wave Follows Rece.
Principal feature of this disturbance
will be the great rise in temperature
following the frqst wave of last' dis
turbance. This warm wave will con
tinue several days and the cool wave
following will bring mild, not freezing,
weather. Not much rain nor snow
with this storm.
"New Shepherd's Ranche."
W. S. Parker, Tlckot Agent
C., R. & P. TRAIN8.
No Going North. Depart.
47G—Wes Moines. Omaha... .7:10 a. m. 'V®"'
478—Des Moines, Omaha.. .18:10 p. m.
471—Deo Moines, Omaha ... 7:10 p. m.
47G-r-Keolcuck, Kas. City.... 9:17 a. m.
742—Keokuk, Kas City 4-OOp. m.
474—E'.don 10:17 p.m.
W. S. Parkor. Ticket Agent
C., M. A 3T. P. TRAINS.
No.— Going Southwest. Depart
OA—Southwest Limited ... 2:14a.m.'
8A—Kansas City Local.... 1ft: 40 a', m.'
9SB--Local freight 7:00 a.m.
Going East, Via Cut-Oft
12A—Chic. Limited 12:05 a.m.
§A—Davonport, Chicago ... 6:80 b. m.
92B—Local freight 9:10 a.m.
Marlon Line, Going North.
I08B—Cedar Rapids, Marlon 6:45 m.
10B—Cedar Rapids, St Paul 1:55 a.m.
£813—Local freight 6:40 a. in.
Marlon Line, Coming South.
108B—Arrive from Marlon. .10:15 a. m.
PC—Arrive from Marion ..
97B—Local freight, arrtee 4:65 p. Ms
Freight trains arrive and acDart'i%
from Ottumwa Junction.
J- P- Whelan, Ticket Agent
No.— Going South.
2A—Moberlv, St. L., K. C..
SOB—Moberly and Bast
4A—Moberly, St. L.. K. C..
8:80 p. m. v.
1A—From St. Louts
51B—Moberly locnl 11:80 a.
S.V—From Kansas City 7:00p'm."
®.05 a. m. 3
J. P. vfholar.. TInUot A cent.
ALEC TARWATER SHOT DOWN BY
WARREN TAYLOR DURING
QUARREL ON TRAIN AND MAY
Albla, Oct. 5.—(Special.) Aler
Tarwater Is lying at his home In Bux
ton &t the point of death and Warren
Taylor is In Jail in Albla on charges
of assault with intent to commit mur
der, which will be made a charge of
murder if Tarwater., dies, as is ex
pected. The tragedy occurred late
yesterday afternoon on a train be^«
tween Buxton and one of^ the outlying"
coal camps and followed a fight in
which Tarwater is said to have been
Had Trouble Thursday.
The two men, who are colored,1
worked together in one of the Consoli
Hundreds Witness Shooting,
After boarding the train for Buxton
yesterday with 200 other miners, ha
claims he was again attacked by Tart
water, who struck him with an iroq.
bar. Taylor then shot Tarwater twice,
one ball entering the right leg anil
the other the left lung. The miners
on the train were thrown into a-pania
by the shooting.- si)
Tarwater is at the point of deatlv
and is not expected to survive his In*
Black Mrs Ira
Barber Frank E
Thompson Wm O
Walton A W
ii"n»/ mr rr ill iii
company's mines, two"-,
miles east of Buxton.. Thursday, while
the two were returning from work,
on the train which runs from Buxton\
to the mines, Taylor claims he waa
assaulted by Tarwater, and, not being
the physical equal of' his assailant/
was badly beaten. Yesterday he de«f'
termlned to get a gun and defend him4
self if he was again attacked.
List of Letters Remaining Unclaimed
at Ottumwa, Iowa, for tho Week
Ending September 28, 1907.
Czrnpboll Mrs O
Men's List. .,
Griffin Jas E
Griffin i- -'hW:k
Miller Chtas •'Sip
Ray S W
Vogt John 'f
Fred W. Wilson,
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