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SATURDAY, November 9, 1907.
Wanted-Quail, Rabbits, Squirrels
§S:. We will buy all the Quail, Squirrels and
Rabbits and all kinds of Game that you can
b*ing and pay you the highest market price.
Bring it all here.'
Steller's Market
Phones 60. 318 East Main St
**^1 fit"
S^W. H. Lehman, Just Returned From
River Trip, Likes to Hear the
Tramp of "Roosters" and the
Rattle of the. "Bow Lino."
Des Moines, Nov., 7.—"Yea, I am a
crank about steamboats/1 said W.
l^hsnfeh, who has just returned
the Mississippi, "j suppose almost
everybody feete the same way about
something or other. Golf, baseball,
hunting, horse racing, automobillng,
all have .their devotees, but give rise
the river.
"t have made two or three river
trips each year for the past thirty
years. For the past fifteen years I
haVe been trying to induce M.
Slibon Casady to take a trip with me.
But when the time comes to start
he Js alwc,jns too busy. That's the
way Tpth people nowadays: they are
too., busy to take time to ride on a
steamboat. A river trip is just the
thing'that men of that sort need. It
would give them rest and relaxation:
don't know of anything more rest
ful than a river trip. It's a pity more
people don't take advantage of the
"I feel more at home on a river
boat than on dry land. I know more
of the rver than a good many river
ta«&. I talk steamboating with can
tains and pilots and am familiar with
slmost' every boat running on tha
Mississippi, not to mention the I1U
vihoii, the Ohio and the Tennessee.
TThik tinkle of the engine room bell
is. music in my ears and a steam
A? boaj whistle, .s the most alluring
lound I know of.
Drie G6od Thing That's Cheap,
'"fche best part of river travel Is
Its' cheapness. You can take a
tstftlye qay trip from St. Louis to
La'tfrefice,- Miss.,-and return for fl2.
Thifr lncludfefi berth, meals transpor
tation. Yau couldn't live at home
cheaper than that. On this trip you
go from St., Louis, down to Cairo, then
up the Ohio' fifty miles to Paducaft,
Ky. to tire-mouth of the Tennessee.
On th^ way down the Tennessee the
'boat Stops at Shiloh battlefield. 2t
•waa.a matter of pride to me that Iowa
has more and larger mounments .in
the famous battle ground than any
pUier state. Then there is the trip
-"jup th5 Illinois from St. Lduis to
^Peoria or* down the Mississippi to
-New" Orleans, or up to Minneapo^s
and St. Paui. The biggest river boats
are veritable floating palaces. Ttofty
are equipped with every convenience
to be .'found in a modern hotel. Danc
ing and music on the deck every
evening helps to break the monotony
and prevents ihe trip, no matter how
f. long, from becoming tiresome. Per
sonally I prefer to travel by stagas
on the small packets. In this way I
,am enabled to meet more of my rlvor
Love of River Never Dies*
"Inhere is a fascination about the
river whch holdB its followers with
a grip of Steel, The little town -of
Le Claire, which in the palmy days
of steamboating had a population of
2,000 and waB an important point,
no^r .plaims no more than 600 people,
but river men who live there will pay
until they die. They would rather
New Hits ill
Sheet Music
for November
Any three popular pieces for 50c.
Operatic 25c.
"Everybody Likes the Girl that I
Like,4' new and catchy.
"fancies," late ballad.
"Ever Loving Spoony Sam," Von Pleasant on Monday.
Tiber's latest.
"When Summer Tells
Good Bye," ballad.
"The Land of the Nicotine,"- novel
ty Spng.
"Moonbeams," from "The Red Mill."
"Be, Sweet to Me, Kid," from "The
Qirl Question."
». writer gsSS,
if "Cherry.
I Charley
"Hip. Hip, Hurrah March,
Blake'8 latest.
"Girlhood," waltzes, a real waltz.
"Hoosler Rag,' 'one of Our best rag'
"FOur jacks.' 'new march.
"Slower of the Nile," new and good.
'.'Xattdrs,." ragtime march.
Jewelry & Music Store,
live in that little decaying village
than any place else on earth."
Mr. Lehman accompanied the presi
dent's- party from Keokuk to St. Louis
He wis a passenger on the big Dia
mond Jo packet Sidney, the fourth
boat iii the procession.
"It was the most thrilling experi
ence I ever had," he said. "At everv
"t0ES MOINES MAN SAYS THE OLD ^^wd^f'^eople^gathe^Tat
u*w»«. VUUU1U|J QAJJOl 1"
the steamboat landing" and the
screams of the whistles on shore
blended with the big lrens on the
boats, There were bands, also ,but
their music was drowned by the
cheering and the music of the whis
tles. It. made my flesh creep and
gave me a feeling that I cannot des
A RooseVelt Incident
"I saw one little incident at Keo
kuk which gives an insight into tho
character of President Roosevelt. A
rope was stretched along the leeve
to the boat but a partly intoxicated
man carrying a baby and with a
woman clinging to his arm had got
ten inside the rope. The police
were about to eject him roughly
notice? what^as
going on. "Leave him alone," ho
Said, "we will be out of here in a
minute," and the man was not dis
Mr. Lehman sees a great future in
the Mississippi and Illinois rivers.
He is confident that cOngress will
Provide the appropriations necessary
to deepen the channels. and make
them navigable for big boats. When
tqis result is accomplished the states
adjoining the rivers are bound to reap
an immense benefit he says.
Mr. Lehman has one of the largest
collection of steamboat pictures 'n
the country. He is constantly ad
ding, to it and it Is all the time grow
ing more valuable. Each winter he
entertains two or three of his river
friends at hit home in Des Moines.
He expects some day to see the
Des Moines riVer made havigabB.
Mr. Lehman catne to Des Moines on
a steamboat in J.SS7. At that time
there were lockB at the niouth of th*
Des Moines at Keokuk and big boats
came all the way up to Des Moinos
without difficulty. It has been many
years, however, since a steamboat
of any size was seen in Des Moines.
Read about the corn
page 4, this paper.
contest on
Dean of I. W. U. Acting President Un
til Board Meeting in
Mt. Pleasant Nov., 7.—(Special)—
At a Called meeting of the board of
trustees of Iowa Wesleyan yesterday
afternoon, Dr. Hancher, formally pre
sented his resignation. Several
routine matters came up for consider
ation but nothing of importance was
accomplished. A committee with Carl
Wijllams of Chicago as chairman,
was appointed to have charge of the
matter of securing a new president.
Dean A. c. Piersel was elected acting
president until a successor is secured
Thlfc will probably be done at the
February meeting of the board. Dr
E. Bi. Lymer, auditor of the college,
will have the financial interests of the
college in charge.
This committee consists Of Carl
Williams of Chicago, chairman:
Judge W. S. Withrow of Mt. Pleasant,
Chris Haw of Ottumwa, Hugh A. Cole
of Chicago. Rev. J. C. Willits of Mus
catine, Rev. I. B. Schreckengast of
Burlington and Rev. T. J. Myers of
Mt Pleasant.
Dr. Hancher expects to leave about
the end of next week for the south
making Little Rock, Ark., his head
Quarters. He has sold most of his
good's at public sale and the remain
der he has stored.
Neasham Attends Meeting.
J. W. Neasham of Ottumwa was in
toWn yesterday to attend the called
meeting of the board of trustees of
Iowa Wesleyan.
Dedicate Baptist Church Nov. 17.
The' dedication of the new Baptist
ohurch, which has been building here
this summer, will occur Nov. 17. Dr.
Haines, pastor of Delmar Avenue Bap
tist churchy St. Louis, will have
charge of the services. This church
represents a cost of $12,000, and al
though not large, meets all the needs
Of an energetic, wide-awake congrega
Salem Girl Missing.
MISs Neva Foss, a 17-year-old girl of
Salem, has been missing since last
'.nday. She was last seen in Mt.
She left home
Sunday evening to go to church and
thoro met wlth
Harry Young, aged 18.
Sheriff Campbell has been notified nnd
[. he is doing everything he can to find
the missing girl.
We are always in the market for
every kind of live poultry at full
RUSsell.—Mrs. Ira Stone of Melrose
visited Monday night with her sister
in-law,- Mrs. M. M. Westlake.
Mrs. -Margaret Curtis and two chil
dren left Monday morning for hei
home at Cambridge, after a visit at
the W. T. Curtis home.
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Lovett of Cory
don visited several days this Week
with their daughter Mrs. Ollie Goltpy.
Miss Mary Patterson was vteitlnur
her sister. Mrs. Hattle Culbertson In
Charlton Wednesday.
and Mrs. Adams
Washington Bureau,
of the Courier,
Washington, D. C., Nov. 5.
Tffe gfate ever came into the uni jiv
in which so many conflicting political
and business Interests were deeply
concerned to control the politics and
affairs of the new government, as in
Oklahoma, if Missouri and Kansas he
excepted. In those state the slavery
issue was paramount. In Oklahoma
the big interests of tlje railroads, cue
coal miners, the oil anu gas producers,
the various Indian tribes, are so in
extricably cot fused that no public man
is admitted by his opponents to be
more than the agent of some private
graft and the stories that are told
about the relations of the various
grafts are marvelous beyond belief.
The President has given assurance
of Bigning the proclamation admitting
the state under Its new constitution,
and now he it. being Bwamped by poli
ticians demanding the federal offices
that he will have at disposal. It is a
strange situation, that the state which
comes In with the most advanced
constitution of all, so far as concerns
apparent intention to make the gov
ernment responsive to popular wisho3
and representative of public Interests,
Should also be the one in which the
politicians are most persistently charg
ed with representing private Interests.
For example, there are to be ap
pointed two federal judges, one for the
eastern and one for the western
district of the state. If the stories
they tell of each other are half true,
not a candidate In either district Is
free from the control of some special
In the eastern or Indian Territory
district the leading candidate is Judge
Lumen P. Parker of Vlnita. He mar
fled a Cherokee Indian woman, and a
few years ago, while yet a young
lawyer, was made assistant district at
torney of the territory, under District
Attorney Pliny Soper, who was dist
rict attorney and attorney of the
Frisco railroad at the same time, to
the scandal of people who didn't like
the combination and who freely charg
ed that Soper was altogether too good
a railroad .awyer and too poor a fed
eral attorney, and who now charge
that Parker was sympathetic with
hini, Parker has been charged with
undue friendliness toward the liquor
interests, and charges were once mado
against him, requiring to be investi
gated here. When he came to meet
them, he brought along as his counsel
Judge J. C. Stuart of South McAlester,
general counsel for the Rock Island In
Indian Territory anr this agafti dis
pleased some people. Finally Judge
Parker's father in general counsel of
the Frisco in Missouri, and has been
managing the campaign for ths
district judgeship, having secured for
Judge Parker a poweriul Missouri suu
port. The Frisco road is controlled by
the ROck Island, and"th6 Rock Island
alms to run Oklahoma politics so the
anti-iailroad people protest against the
Parker combination. It Is charged
that the interests of a long list of
defendant In two site fraud cases are
supporting Judge Parker, and that in
one of the cases he is himself named
as a defendant.
Judge J. T. Dlckerson, formerly of
Kansas, and a brother-in-law of Gov
ernor Hoch, is another candidate in
this district. Governor Hoch has be-n
here working for Dlckerson. His chief
rellauce seems to be lg frequent news
paper interviews that Kansas and the
country are for Roosevelt for a third
term. He omits one of these every
few hours, and between times calls nt
the. White House to see how his
brother-in-law's candidacy is coming
along. Senator Curtis of Kansas i3
for Dlckerson, who is credited even by
his opponents witn a good record aside
from the fact that they decline to ad
mit that he is a lawyer of sufficient
on No. 9, after a two weeks' visit with
relatives at- Albla.
John Plotts, Charles Lafollette and
Albert Chapman, left Wednesday aft
ernoon for the river for a few days'
camping and hunting.
Mrs. Florence Chtlds Is' visiting a
few days this week with her daughter,
Mrs. Fav Stech, In Wayne.
Mrs. A. W. Armstrong of Derby ar
rived Thursday for a visit with friends,
Mrs. Mary Vanbenthusen of Albla
visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James Irons, and family, Thursday.
Mrs. James Grayson was In Charlton
Thursday shopping.
Keosauqua.—Married at the Metho
dist Episcopal parsonage. Saturday
evening, November 2, Clyde Mercer
of ICilbourne and Miss Minnie Car
rujthers of. Pittsburg, Rev. W. G.
Thome performing the ceremony.
Mrs. W. Gwinnup of Vlnita, In
dian Territory, returned to her home
Tuesday, accompanied by her daugh
ter, Mrs. J. Henry Striqkllng, who will
visit relatives there for several weeks.
Misses Eva Shores, Nina Elliott, Del
NorHs, Edna Casady and Eva Sher
man spent Sunday evening at Bir
Mr. E. Akey departed Thursday to
visit his daughter, Mrs. Eberling, at
Memphis, Mo.
Abdel DufReld of St. Louis visited
several days here with his father. Hit
went from here to Des Moines and will
enter college.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown of Ottumwa art
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Drew.
Mrs. W. B. Fleming and Mrs. J. E.
Price were Ottumwa visitors Tuesday.
Tobe Beer returned to Keosauqua
Monday to visit relatives. He went
to Farmlngton Wednesday evening to
fcpend a week.
J. C. Claypool of Ottumwa IS visit
ing at the home of his sister, Mrs.
Aaron IJaney.
J. A. Flndlay of pouds-Leando was
a Keosauqua visitor Tuesday.
H. S3. Reese and William Davidson
went to Ottumwa Wednesday after
noon In an automobile.
Mrs. Alex Brown entertained Tues
day afternoon In honor of Mrs. Nan
nie Paschal, who is visiting here.
A. McCullough of Selma visited rel
atives here Wednesday.
Miss Dot Davidson was an Ottum
wa visitor Wednesday evening and
Dr. E. E. Sherman spent several
days at Plymouth, 111., returning home
Wednesday evening.
Ralph Lowe of Oklahoma is visiting
raa ^rru'tWA. courier
Oklahoma Politicians
Are Lining up at Pie
Counters These Days
capacity for the positioon. The chief
argument against him is that he has
been a member of t' territorial court
of appeals, and that court is ehargdd
with having been strongly and con
sistently pro-corporation.
W. H. H. Clayton, ten years on the
territorial bench, brother of Powell
Clayton of Arkansas, is supported for
the federal judgeship by the "Arkan
sas machine" In the territories, which
is a great power though just now
somewhat divided. He is also credited
with being the favorite candidate of
the Indian Territory coal operators,
who are supposed to maintain an iro.i
clad trust and to be in league with
the Rock Island road.
Judge Thos. C. Humphrey claims the
support of the Indian Rights associa
tion, his enemies in the territories,
who hate the Indian Rights associa
tion with distinguished cordiality, ad
mit this, and add that Humphrey *r
also the candidate for the big lumber
interests that have been getting a
handsome graft out of the timber
rights they have bought for little or
nothing from the Choctaw nation, and
which 'they want to hold. Chief Mc
Curtin of the Choctaws is supporting
iiumphrey, and in explanation of this
it is declared that McCurtln has been
voted a 10 per cent commission on
the sale, which he is expected to make
of the coal lands of the tribe. He
has his own ideas about this sale,
which look to petting his commission
as soon and as big as possible, and
complications of this matter with the
judgeship and other political affairs
are said to explain his support of
Judge Joseph A McGill. Judge W. H.
Lawrence and Judge Hosea Townsend
are other candidates. Judge Town
send's court Is said to have been ac
cused by a special senatorial investi
gating committee of failure to prevent
with due vigor land frauds in Its juris
diction. However this may be. Judge
Townsend is supported in his candi
dacy by Senator Clark of Wyoming,
who was chairman of this special com
In the western district Judge Bur
ford, now chief justice of the Okla
homa supreme court, probably leads.
He has a strong backing of lawyers
and also the potent support of repre:
sentative Maguire, but he is opposed
by a great many people on the general
ground that he has been too good a
friend of railroad and other hlg inter
Judge Gillette of the Oklahoma
supreme court is backed by Long of
Kansas, for the western district place
Judge Hainer, a former Nebraskawian.
has considerable support, and so has
Judge Burwell. Thomas E. Cromwell,
attorney general of Oklahoma, who
has been very active in prosecuting
railroads for violation'of the interstate
commerce law, tax dodging, rebatinsc,
etc., is the bete nolr of the corporate
interests in this fight. They are de
termined to beat him at all hazards,
because they anticipate he would be
especiay unsatisfactory from their
point of view. On the other haul
Cromwell—said he be a descendant of
the famous Oliver, by the way—his
the support of Governor Frank Frantz,
who is determined to land him In the
place. Frarttz being
rough rider and
chum of the President his support is
suspected of bsirfg highly valuable.
For the district attorneyship,revenue
collectorship, marshallsnip, and for
various subordinate posts under thes.i
officers, there are otner flocks of
candidates, all In Washington and all
supported by bier followings of. friends.
The President will have trouble how
ever he decides the contests, and he
knows it and Is determined to make
his announcements just as Soon
relatives and friends here.
Sandy Howard Is having his resi
dence near the depot repainted.
George Summervllle, who has been
traveling with Campbell Bros.' cir
cus this summer, has returned to his
home here.
Mrs. Phil Ware and son were guests
of Mrs. Charles Dodds Wednesday.
William Holbert Is visltlne his son,
Edwin, at Sedalla, Mo.
Robest Norris Is visiting relatives
at Milton this week.
Mrs. Joseph Easter and children of
Bonaparte visited at the home of Cap
tain Duckworth this week.
Attorney McCormick of Farmlngton
was a business visitor here Wednes
Miss Marjory Norris was In Albla
The poles are being set by the tJn
ion Telephone company between Bir
mingham and this place preparatory
for the new metallic line.
Mrs. T. J. Mulr Is visiting her son,
Ralph Muir, at Lebanon.
Abner Boston, a resident of
Moines township, died at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. James Burkett, Wednes
day evening, after an illness of several
Strlngtown.—John Barber was a
caller in Batavia Friday.
Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Henry of Far
son were Strlngtown visitors Tuesday.
Ray Vaness and Carl Caldwell were
In Abingdon Monday.
Miss Hi M. Parcell is on the sick
Mrs. John Mowery of Pekin was a
caller here Saturday.
Emmett Gobble of Abingdon was a
Strlngtown caller the first of the week.
The farmers are all busy husking
corn which Is of a fair yield.
The Mystic circle attended a Hal
lowe'en party at the Misses Davis
last Thursday night. The roottfs were
artistically decorated with pumpkins'
and candles. A short talk was given
on Hallowe'en and its origin by Mrs.
Mollie Brinker. Mies Mary Davis a
talented pianist gave some excellent
music during the evening.
H. F. Davis and F. S. Silvers of
Competing were In Strlngtown one
day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Heninger of
Martlnsburg, attended the Hallowe'en
party at the Misses Davis last
Thursday evening.
For some reason there are many
b*ld me nwith political records.
New York, Nov. 7.—The news re
ceived from Dannomora prison this
week that Oliver Curtis Perry is slow
ly starving himself to death in that In
stitution has revived memories of this
daring and noted criminal, who seven
teen years ago -Startled the entire
country with the boldness of his train
robbing exploits.
The crime for which Perry is now
serving practically a life sentence was
the robbery of tho American Express
company's special train on Feb. 21,
1892. One'car of the train was known
as the money car. In It was sent the
specie from the United States treasury
for western banks.
On the day of the robbery the train
left Syracuse at 6 o'clock in the morn
in?. The money car was next to tho
rear coach. When they were nearing
Weedsport Perry, who- had ridden oh
top of the money car from Syracuse,
let himself over the. side Of the car by
means of a rope. He smashed in the
glass with his revolver and ordered
the messenger to throw -up his hands
The messenger shot at Perry. Then
Perry shot him twice. Perry climbed
into the car and there was a despe
rate fight.
The conductor heard the row and
stopped the train. Then he looked
out. Perry looked out of the express
car when the train stopped, saw tho
Conductor, and shot at him. The con
ductor sent a brakeman back to the
next station to telegraph along the
line that they had a train robber on
board. Then they went on to Port
Byron. They sopped at the station
and took care of the messenger, who
was badly wounded. Perry had dls
appeared. At Lyons, where the next
stop was made, there was a big crowd.
Perry was in the crowd. He had evi
dently got off the further side of tho
train when it stood in the station.
Kept Crowd Back With Revolver.
The conductor recognized him and
made a rush for him. Perry kept the
crowd back with his revolver and ran
across the tracks to where a coal train
was standing. He uncoupled the en
gine and jumped into the car and or
dered the engineer and fireman to got
out of sight. Then he pulled the throt
tle open and started at top speed. Tho
express train's engine was uncoupled
and a party started after him.
When they were about to overtake
him he stopped his engine, reversed It,
and started back. As he passed his
pursuers, who were on another track,
he fired two shots through the cab
window. The pursuing engine was re
versed and backed after him. Perry
went ahead again. As he passed his
pursuers this time he shot through the
cab again. The men on the pursuing
engine found they could not catch him
and went back to LyOns. Perry found
the steam giving out and abandoned
the engine. He then started across
country. Finally he was captured at
He was afterward convicted and
sentenced to Auburn prison for a long
term of years. He had served about a
year arid a half when he was transfer
red to Mattewan as incurably insane.
When he had been in Mattewan about
two years he and four other inmates
escaped from that institution at a late
hour In the night. It was several
weeks before he was again recaptured
and he was then transferred to Danne
He has been a source of constant
trouble to his keepers and the news
that he has refused to eat for "four
years and that it has been necessary
during all that time to force nourish
ment down his throat through a tube
does not surprise those acquainted
with the desperate character of the
man. One of the most remarkable
features of the case is that he is stone
blind, having himself ruined his eyes
in the hope that his relatives who de
serted him years ago, would come to
his aid.
Russell.—Myrtle and Nora Berg
man, returned .home last week from
Chicago where they have been visiting
for some time.
Mrs. E. E. Gilyeart spent Wednes
day afternoon with Mrs. C. W. Craw
George Lentz spent Saturday in
Mrs. E. E. Gilyart and daughter
Crystal attended lodge in Fremont
Albert D. Cox and Alma S. Short
were united in marriage at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. McEwen, Sun
day afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Rowe
of Kh'kvllie officiating.
C. W. Crawford and George Stout
were visiting Sunday at the home o{
George Mahaffery's.
Ethel Albertson spent Monday
afternoon with her friend Garnett
Chas Holbert of Fremont in comp
any with D. T. Evans left Tuesday
for Cheerokee Okla.
L. Van Busklrk was In Ottumwa
There was a social at No, 2 Baptist
church Wednesday evening.
Eddyvllle.—Gus Raple's sensational
scenic drama. "Telegraph Station 21,"
appeared at Leggett's opera house on
Wednesday evening and Rave good
satisfaction to those who attended.
J. H. F. Saylor of Washington, la.,
was In Eddyvllle on business Wednes
Mrs. Thomas Ewlng. In company
with her friend. Mrs. Amanda Grace,
left Thursday'for a. ten days' visit with
their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Myers of
Misses Julian and Bridget Simmons
made a business trip, to Ottumwa on
Mrs. H. A. Bawman and 1 little
daughter of Pella arrived Thursdav
for.a ten days' visit with Mr. and Mrs.
Pickerel, who live across the river.
Miss Pearl Critchfleld of Murray ar
rived Thursday and will be soloist at
the Christian church. Miss Critchfleld
has «ufef finished art engagement in
Kansas. While in Eddyvllle she will
visit with her friends, Mr. and Mrs. T.
J. Clark.
A. Hartman and daughter. Miss
Nos. 209-211 West Malt 4t.
Clara left Thursday morning for Des
Moines where they will spend the win
ter with Mr, Hartman's son Russel
D. H. Crilev of Ottumwa was here
on business Thursday.
Charlie Phillips went to St. Paul.
Minn., on business Thursday.
Have you had trouble and got a wind mill oil that would freeze In
winter? If so, come h6re and get a Jug of Polar Wind Mill Oil and
your troubles in that direction will be at an end. It Is also fltte for
winter use on hay balers, etc. Gas engine oil in any quanlty for those
who fnh gasoline engines. Axle Grease (4) brands.
New Phfcri* 664.
Old Phonfe 251
H. Cowden made a business trip to
Ottumwa Thursday.
Mrs, Dftgget and little daughtw ot
Ottumwa returned to their home after
Visiting with her grandinother, Mrs.
H. Sprague.
Pulaski.—The public sale of G. L.
Cundlff was well attended Monsy
and everything sold at good prices.
W. B. Shreve has gone 'a Barry, III.,
to attend a fine stock Sale. of black
C. C. Rodgers, H.-T. Kruse and Chas,
Walton of Bloomfleld have returned
from a recent trip to Canada. They
report having a od time and seeing
some fine country. Mr. Kruse pur
chased 480 acres of lfnd near Tuxford,
A. C. Day and family and G. L. Cun
dlft will leave in a few days for
Kansas. Their many friends regret to
see them leave.
H. C. Taylor and William Baugh
man are having electric light wires
run into their residences. In a few
yeats the electric light will be as
common as the telephone In the coun
Ora Townsend and family expect to
move to their farm In a few days,
which Is located west of Troy about 8
miles, where they will make their fu
ture home.
D. 0. Shumate and family expect to
leave In a short time for the state of
Eldon.—Mrs. William BroWn leaves
In company with her niece, M|sp Ma
rie Breen, for Muscatine today, where
she will make a few days' visit.
Mrs. L. C. Deford leaves today for
an extended. visit with friends and
relatives In Kllbourne.
Miss Laura Charlton spent Tuesday
with friends In LlbertyVUle,
Dr. Clara Haydert was In Ottumwa
Miss Ella Parsons returned home to
day, after an extended visit at the
home of Mi's. George Myers.
Frank Koht: Is In Troy on business
Mrs. Nick Wilson Is shopping In Ot
tumwa today'.
Mrs. O. D. Sharp is shopping In Ot
tumwa today.
Mtss Iva Summer is visiting- In Ot
tumwa tcday,
Mrs. George Myers Is shopping in
Otturmya today.
Vlncennes.—Mrs. H. C. Chronicle of
this place left yesterday for Center
vllle, to accept a position with th
Burlington, Clarlnda and Centervllle
V. P. Kinnalrd. former aeent for the
A. T. and S. F. railroad at Dumas, Mo.,
has been transferred to Glbbs. Mo.,
and he Is succeeded by R. H. Walker,
former agent at Hart, Mo.
The young men of Vlncennes are or
ganizing a night school nnder the di
rection of Prof. M. H. Frame. The
studies taken are to be arithmetic, civil
government and physiology.
Dr. J. Teel of this place was a Keo
kuk visitor yesterday.
Dr. J. R. Wedel Is planning a
months vacation, during which time he
intends to take a trip to New Mexico.
T. J. Broadsky of Hinsdale has sold
to the C„ R. I. & P. five hundred- cords
of wood.
R. L. Deer Is busy husking corn.
Norman Cruze and Vernon Chron
icle spent last Saturday at Dumas.
I. W. Mott has purchased the gen
eral merchandise store of W. M. Gan
Mystffi.—Miss Anhle Jorteg of Cen
tervllle spent Sunday with relatives
Mrs, R. T. Reese and children and
Miss Fannie Clark of Ottumwa are
visiting relatives and friends here.
A. .B. Dudley and family are prepar
ing to move to Des Moines, where
they will make their future home.
Art Scott and family have moved to
Mrs. Fred, Baker's farm, Just south of
Black LaMasney and family have
returned from New Mexico, where they
spent the past eight months.
The monthly coffee of the Ladles'
Aid society of the Methodist Episco
pal church will be held at the home of
Mrs. William Reese Thursday after
Mis Ivah Downing visited her par
ents at Bentonsport Friday and Sat
Frank Haines will open up a gen
eral store In the near future In the
building formerly occupied by the
Consolidated company store.
The ladles Of the Christian church
are getting ready to hold a bazaar
all of Christmas week.
Hiteman.—John p. Reese and At
torney J. T. Clarkson were visitors
here Sunday.
Attorney John R. Price of Albla
transacted business here Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Peart are the
proud parents of a daughter bora
Sunday, Nov. 8.
Mies Evalyn Welsh is visiting in Al
bia, a guest of Mrs. J. R. Price.
Miss Tillle Featheringham was an
Albia visitor Monday.
Mrs. P. H. Waterman entertathed
the toadies' Aid society of the Congre
gational church Wednesday night.
Mrs. t)an Thomas of Albia visit jd
lier aunt, Mra. D. C. Wu.ce Tuesday.
Mrs. Eliza Nicholas of Cleveland it
the guests of friends in this vieinlty.
Miss Delia Morgan entertained her
friends to a Hallowe'en party last
Thursday evening. All report a (ine
Mrs. O. L. Canning and daughter.
Miss Jessie are spending a few days
in Albia.
Aev. John Nelson occupied the pal-
"Now Shepherd's Ranche."
ottumvra. tows
3ood 2nd Hand Or«
g«ns Cheap, $10,
915, $25 and $35.
Also a nice rjneli
of netV ones. Easy tfefr
payments If deSlrea.
New Organs, $30.50
and up. Wo can and
Will save you money
on a good Organ.
S a S I
Glasses Fitted. Ottumwa,
pit of the Congregational church last
Mrs. Edwards of Givin is visiting
Mrs. R. Sirtiuel and otner friends and
relatives In this city.
The N. P. C. B. club will meet wltft
Miss Annie Marnlell Thursday even
Miss Aml.e Smyers and Miss Ches
Bel ppent Sunday in Des Moines,
John Phillips was a business visitor
In Albla Sunday.
Miss Elsy Berkler is assisting !u
the new Oompany store.
C. L. Canning is in Chicago thta
week on business.
J. Z. Evans and family of Alula
made a flying trip to Hiteman In their
new auto Sunday.
James Longaken and family left for
Colorado Friday night where they will
make their future home.
Miss Eva Shaw of the Orphans'
home Of Des Moines will talk ae\t
Sunday at the Congregational church.
Oliver Welsh visited in Albla one
day laSt week.
Dr. Bartram of Albla made a pro
fessional visit here Tuesday evening.
Dr. Powell of Albla called $.n his
patients here Sunday.
est and most prominent families of£2#
this vicinity.
Rev .Father E. F. Gaule of Charlton
was a guest of bis brother. Rev Fath
er P. J. Gaule, at Georgetown Monday v,
and Tuesday, returning to Charlton on
I*o. 9 Tuesday evening.
J. E. Myers, who has been station 'jp*
asent here for the Burlington for over
two years, has been transferred to tissfS
better position—that of agent at Dan- ',
ville. R. W. Lee of Burlington is at '""rt
present filling the Tyrone agency. -t}* »,®f-
Mrs. J. E. Myers visited with her
husband at West Burlington a day or
two last week,
Michael Greene was a Melrose vis
ltor Saturday, where he tranracted r&j
business of Importance,
Mrs. Daniel O. Nelll Is on the sick \.
list at this time. kM
John Malone has a force of carpen- -c ,A
te^s busy erecting a nice largo rest- vV«
deuce on his farm north of town.
Ed Morrissey, one of Cedar town-v:
shin's prominent farmers, lies dan- y"
gerously ill at the home of his broth-
J. M. Ennls completed loading the
largest shipment or wood ever made
ouf of Monroe county at one shipment, k.
shipping out eight car loads of cord
wood for the C.. B. & Q. shops at Lin
coin, Neb.
The Ladies' Aid society of the Bap- \'i
tlst church gathered at the home of
Mrs. Annie Kelley on Monday nlght'-iT'
for a 30clal evening. Cake, peachei
and cream and coffee were served.
Mrs. W. J. Klrkpatrlck Is visiting
her Brother. E. J. Folker, and wife, In
Kansas City. fsgJ
Rev. J. H. Taylor of Crawfordsville
was a Farmlngton visitor Friday.
Mrs. C. Clendennln of Hannibal, Mo..^
is the guest of her parents, Mr. and 5
Mrs. J. A. Telander.
Mrs. George Kerr of Birmingham Is
visiting at the H. F. Barton home.
Miss Mamie Klrkpatrlck has return
ed from a visit with friends In Piano.
Mis Eula Dunn returned Tuesday
from'a visit with relatives in Vllltsca.
Miss KlppI F. Cleave very pleasarttly
entertained the Kensington club Sn
Monday evening. Refreshments con
sisting Of cocoa, nablsco wafers and
grapes were served.
Vlss Vera Stelnmeyer had the mis
fortune to break her collar bone while
playing basket ball on the school
grounds Friday afternoon.
Miss Nellie Steadman of Bonaparte
was the guest of Mrs. C. H. Kelly on
Monday evening, While enrOute to Un
lonvliie, Mo.
Mrs. George Delker returned Tues
day to her home In St. John's, Kansas,,
after a two weeks' visit with rela
•.A V.•»' 'V- V'I'L
Jewelry ana Must*
113 E. Main St.
^ENTERTAIN NOV. 28, W./"' &
Tyrone.—The Ancient Order of|Hl-^
bernlans will hold a "hard times"! so
dial at their hall In Georgetown On-, 1
Thanksgiving evening and are bendlrig &
every effort to make it a grand sue- k**-"
cess. The committee having been as
signed to their various duties are now s§:
busy making arrangements. ws
Mr. and Mrs. telmer Moffatt are the
happy parents of a daughter, bprn at
their home east of town Tuesday'
Mr. and Mrs. James Mccarty, resld
Ing east of Georgetown, are the par
ents of a daugther, born last week-
Mr, and Mrs. J. .Mudge are the
proud parents of a daughter, born Sat*
urday evening.
The approaching marriage of Hugh I
Fltzpatrlck and Miss Anna Hurley Wa
announced at the Cathoilc church al
Georgetown last Sunday. The young
people are members of two of the old-
al JI1WH1UL*I OI [WO OI me Ola-

er. W. T. Morrisrev. a few miles west
of Albln. with little or no hope of hls^lpi7
recovery. 4'
Wright si
Farmington.—Miss Bessie
was pleasantly surprised Wednesday C"*
evening by a number of her friends,
who wished to remind her of her?
birthday. A 6 o'clock dinner Was'
served and a most enjoyable evening^.'
was nassed.

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