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Tri-Weekly Courier. BY THE COURIER PRINTING CO. Founded August 8, 1848. Member of the Lee Newspaper Syndicate. A. W. LEE President JAS. F. POWELL Publisher I. K. DOUGHERTY. .Managing Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Dai! Courier, 1 year, by mall $.3.00 TrI-Weekly Courier. 1 year 1.50 Office: 117-119 East Second Street. Telephone (editorial or business office) No. 44 Address the Courier Printing Com pany, Ottumwa, Iowa. Entered as second class matter Octobfer 17, 1903, at the postofflce, Ot tumwa, Iowa, under the Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. A DAY OFF FOR THE HOUSEWIFE. The statement recently made by Mrs. Harriet Stanton Blatch, a New Tork club woman, that "divorce and marital infelicity are caused in almost ©very instance, by the ignorance of American women," may not be true, but Mrs. Blatch gives a little advice that might well be followed. If wom en only would use common sense and take a day off from their household drudgery once a week, she Insists, a great part of the domestic troubles would be obviated. The average woman, she says, be comes a household drudge as soon as she Is married, her disposition is sour ed and she becomes such a self-made pessimist as to make her incapable of bringing up a family of healthy-mlnd ''ildren. Here's the way Mrs. f: i. it .puts it: »A woman who stays ail the time in ner home helps the community to stagnate. Her mentality is undevelop ed and crude, and she is not one to whom her husband or son can go for advice. She may know how to boil potatoes and ham to perfection, but shp does not know enough to advise her children whether to become plumbers or bootblacks or aeronauts. Her judgment is valueless. And yet, the woman who is a good ham boiler thinks she knows everything. Mrs. Blotch may be overdrawing it Slightly, but in the main she is right. Seven days before the range and be hind the broom with the husband and the family coming home to meals and then leaving, is not a condition to leave mother in a very sweet state of mind. It may not wholly sour her disposition and make her the scold ing wife the New York club woman pictures, but neither will it fill her with that enthusiastic joy of living the spring poets write of. The compositor in setting up Mrs. Blatch's name mav have made an er ror.' Her name may be "Miss Batch," another of those maiden ladies who delight in giving advice to their mar ried sisters, but anyway the advice is sound. Take a day off occasionally, Mjfs, Housewife. Go down town and task at the new hats and the new ctoakb whether you can afford them or not. If tfirere is a matinee, take it in. If not, stop on your way home and call on a few of your old friends. You may keep them from their work for a few minutes, but if they are of the class of drudges from whose ranks you are breaking away, it will do theni good to be kept in idleness for a while. And if the work has accumulated while you were away, let your hus band and the children help you with it Jn the president's message figures are. quoted to show that the net in eoin" of the government over the ex penditures has averaged about $31 000,000 a year during the last six years, a showing made possible, the president says, by the satisfactory working of the present tariff law. Relative to this the message says: The income account of the nation is in a most satisfactory condition. For the six fi?cal years ending with the 1st of July last,, the total expenditures and revenues of the national government, exclusive of the postal revenues and expenditures, were. In round numbers, revenues, $5,465,000,000, and expendi tures, $3,275,000,000. The next excess of income over expenditures including in the latter the fifty millions expend ed for the Panama canal, was one hun dred and ninety million dollars for the six years, an average of about thirty one million a year. This represents an approximation between Income and outgo which It would be hard to im prove. The satisfactory working of the present tariff law has been chiefly responsible for this excellent showing. Nevertheless, there is an evident and constantly growing feeling among our ppoplQ that the time is rapildy ap proaching when our system of revenue legislation must be revised. Most men in business operating un der a system that gave them such sub stantial returns would be inclined to continue operating under that system so long as the balance remained on the right side. "We cannot afford to lose that pre eminently typical American, the farm er, -jrno owns his own medium sized farm," declares President Roosevelt in his message. The Presi dent takes the position that it would be nothing short of a calamity if the place of the small farmer were. tak?n by a class of great landlords with tenant-farmed estates. On this sub ject the president says: "No growth of cities, no growth of wealth, can make up for any loss in either the number of the characters of the farming population. We of the United States, should realize this above almost all other peoples. We began our existence as a nation of farmers, and in every great crisis of the past a peculiar dependence has had to be placed upon the farming popula tion and this dependence has hither to been justified. But it can not be justified in the future if agriculture •s permitttd to sink in the SCA'. ns compared with other employments. The growth of our cities is a good ilung but on'.v in so far as it dot's not Mean a growth at the expense of the country fancier. We Titist ihe rise of physical sciences in their ppr-lieatlon to sgricritarru practices, and we must do all we can to render country conlitr.ns m-'re easy .ind r) asant." THE AMES SCHOOL. The success of the team from Iowa State college in the stock judging con tests held in connection with the live stock exposition at Chicago cannot but be gratifying: to lowans. This year the team from the Ames school won the highest gen eral averages for all judging for the third successive time, and won, as in the preceding years, from the picked men of the best agricultural colleges in the country. Not only this, but five of the eight, professors who coached the teams takiug part in the contests are graduates of the Iowa school. The standing of the teams shows Iowa's easy victory: College. Grade. 1—Iowa State college 4767 2—Ontario Agricultural college.. 4622 3—Missouri Agricultural college. 4605 4—Ohio State university 4550 5—Kansas Agricultural college.. 4450 fi—Texas Agricultural college... 4337 7—Washington college 4332 S—South Dakota college 4091 Iowa is proud of the Ames school It has brought credit to the state in its competitive trials against similar educational institutions, and its sons have done much to raise the standard of farming in the state and to place Iowa Is proud of the Ames school, tural states. The annual report of the secretary of the navv bliows eh"? r-htiv*, strength of ih.? navies the worrl, according to tonnage, to !)o sis fol lows: Nation. Tonnag". Great Britain 1.633,316 United States 6ll.«Uf France 609,i'70 Germany 529 032 Japan 371.701 Russia 232.943 Italy. 207.623 Austria 113 235 This shows the Unitri! St.ites to rank second, but an editorial table is shown in which the standing of ike navies as they will ran'c a tor the ves sels now building are comn'etfd fives the United States th'i'l place with France outranking it: Nation. Tonnage. Great Britain 1,821.610 France S36.il 2 United States 71.758 Germany 630,G02 Austria 116.2«5 Japan 451.320 Russia 320 040 Italy 288,433 Some authority has said that a wom an should not drag her feet after her •when she walks neither should she throw them forward like a soldier. She should move her feet lightly, dainty and easily with a slightly springy action, but the spring must not be overdone. She must walk straight. Her knees should be straight and her toes turned out slightly. There must be no artificial bend or limp no affectation of lassitude on the one hand or of horslness on the other. She must not bustle through with her shoulders constantly in evi dence and her arms swinging, and she must hold up her chin. Now here is advice from one who is not an authority. Just forget all of these directions and walk naturally. If you were designed in nature's mold to walk with your knees other than straight and without the slightly springy action the authority speaks of you will walk more gracefully if you do not try to spring A Chicago judge freed a mat charged with breaking into a girl's room and attacking her, on the ground that the prisoner was intoxicated .it the time and not capable of forming the Intent necessary to make up the crime charged because he was not in the possession of his faculties. The judge would have a hard time to ex plain upon what he based a ruling giving intoxication as an excuse for crime. A probation officer in the Cleveland juvenile court holds a fathers' con gress to be more necessary than a mothers' congress. "The trouble is." he says, "that the fathers know noth ing about their homes and their chil dren. They seem to think if they pro vide the money that is all that is necessary. The fathers of the country should regain closer relationship with their boys and their homes." It sounds like good advice, too. BONAPARTE. Bonaparte.—The ladies of the Pres byterian church gave a social Satur day evening in the Hopkins building, which was well attended. The Henkle restaurant has been purchased by J. J. and H. R. Wain scott, who will take possession at once. Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Israel went to Kansas City, Mo., yesterday to attend the funeral of the former's brother, N. J. Israel. William Strickling, of Keokuk was a business caller here yesterday. Theo. Vickers of Ottumwa is mak ing a short visit with his aunt, Miss Margaret Vickers. Mrs. E. C. Rice and son William of Bentonsport visited friends here yes terday. Stanley Meek visited over Sunday in Keosauqua with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Meek. Miss Edna Baird has pone to Keo kuk to remain indefinitely. William Martin and family of Farm ington were the guests of relatives here yesterday. Miss Kate Bell and daughter, Miss Lottie spent Sunday at the Van Nor ris home in Keokuk. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Israel of Hills boro visited relatives here yesterday. CHARITON. Chariton.—The funeral services of A.H. Parker, of Maple Rapids, Mich., were held yesterday afternoon at three o'clock, at the home of his dauglitre, Mrs. Richard Eggert, and were con ducted by Rev. J. H. Yaggy. Inter ment took place in the Chariton ceme tery. The funeral services of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Space were held at the home yesterday afternoon at two o'clock, and were conducted by Rev. N. Evans, pastor of the M. E. church. The remsJai w«re laid to rest in the Chariton cemetery. Mrs. Jos. Best has returned from a visit in Tingley with her daughter Mrs. Crs. Murray. Clarence Stafford, of Des Moines, formerly of this city, has returned home after a few day's visit with his old friends here. Miss Bess Stanley, who has been trimming In a millinery establishment at Minden, arrived home yesterday, having closed her season's work at that place. Miss Wloretta James left yesterday for Murray where she. will spend the winter with her sister, Mrs. C. H. Stieswalt. Mrs. Jack McDowell and Mrs. Frank Boothe, of English township, visited friends in Russell yesterday. Mrs. J. O. Crips of this city, and sisiter, Mrs. Knight, of Cleveland, Ohio, were guests of relatives in Ot tumwa yesterday. W. W. Hall, of Lucas, was in the city, yesterday. enroute to Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, on a business and pleasure trip. Chester Wiley of Sheridan. Wyo„ who has ben making an extended visit in Chariton with his grandpar ents, Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Wright, re turned home yesterday. Mrs. S. M. Jones, of this city, and grand-dauehtre, Miss Mary Shimp, or Cedar township, left yesterday for an extended visit with the former's son and two daughters in Lebanon. Kas. Mrs. C. "Dalin returned yeBterday from an extneded visit in Ottumwa with Her daughtre Mrs. Hilma Ander son. Mrs. H. D. Copeland (aft last even ing for a few week's visit in Chicago. Mrs. W. T. Shannon and children, of Cedar Rapids, came last evening for a visit at the home of her brother-in law, Jas. Shannon. Miss Jennie M. Moore, of Kokomo, Indiania, is spending the week with friends here. She formerly trimmed in one of the Chariton millinery stores Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Whlcher. of Carlsbad. New Mexico, who had been visiting in Chariton with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Copeland return ed home yesterdav WEST GROVE. West Grove.—Will Southern, of Moulton, is spending a few days with relatives at West Grove this week. The local No. 10, on the Wabash, had a wreck 2% miles east of here Friday evening, derailing five cars. No one was hurt. John Yonk and daughter, returned home Friday morning from Soud Stone, Minn., where they went to vis it their daughter and sister, Mrs. Wal ter Whealer. Carl Troute, cashier of the new bank, was married to a young lady from Reisner Jowa in Des Moines, Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Troute will be at home in the Blank enboke property. W. W. Sensensey, returne! home from Pierre, S. D., returned home where he has been helping his brother Louis. Frank Carry, who has been very poorly for some time with rheumatism is able to attend to business agagigng. John Yonk resumed his duties on the Wabash Monday. Joe Vouder, of Gleenwood, who has been working In Mr. Yonk's place, returned to his home Tuesday. J. E. Russell's horse became fright ened at a train this week and broke loose, running away, but was caught after damaging the buggy considerab ly. Wm Boin made a business trip to Bloomfleld Friday. We understand that is new lumber yard is being talked of. Miss Grace Graham, who has been visiting her sister, Miss O. C. Bullock, returned to her home in Ilinois, Fri day morning. J. J. Foster and brother. Will, ship ped three car load of cattle to Chi cago Tuesday. FLORIS. Floris.—Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Gibbs spent Sunday at the George McVey home, north of town. A. H. Plank and family were Sunday visitors at the Church Conner home south of Floris. Miss Lillian Fish was the guest of Miss Mareerv Parrott Sunday. Rev. Sylvaria of Pella fjlled the Bap tist pulpit Sunday morning and even ing. IT. S. Heady's new dwelling is near lng completion. Miss Sea. who Is holdlpg a series of meetings at the Christian church, has been in very poor health for several days and was unable to preach for three nights, her place being tilled by Rev. D. W. Hastings, but at this time she is much improved and'is able to resume her duties Henry Taylor of Pulaski was in the city Tuesdav on business. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Crist Fidler, Nov. 26. a son. Mrs. Harvey Barker is quite sick with neuralgia of the heart. J. M. Lepper and wife. Erie Lepper. and daughter, Lucille, and Miss Jessie Gant of near Hedrlck. arrived Monday and will locate in Floris. Frank M. Stevens transacted busi ness in Eldon Tuesday evennig. The Thanksgiving program given by the primary grade Wednesday after noon was very good. The little folks did well. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Hale and' son and Miss Lela Feagin of Eldon spent Thanksgiving in Floris at the Ed Fisk home. Miss Selma Harward. who has been attending school at Des Moines, spent Thanksgiving with relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Lyons and chil dren of Eldon were entertained at the Austin Lyons home Thursday. Mrs. Harry Anderson and children. Miss Pearl Kneedler and Miss Lena Manear of Eldon spent Thanksgiving in Kloris at the A1 Hudson home. Emmet Burnette and Miss Lottie Burnette of Drakeville came down on Thursday evepin" and took Thanks giving supper at the Frank Fridley home. Miss Emma Haskins, who has been visiting friends in Libertyville arrived Tuesday and will visit friends in Floris before going to Troy, where she will spend the winter at the Rev. Springer horr-e. G. F. Carson, wife and daughter, ill', spoilt *..nt.nrl |i!S in Iouds with friend5-. Mrs. Updike and daughter. Carrie of Drakeville. were visitors Friday even ing at the F. Fridley home. Airs. Allen Plank and daughter, Fannie, Mrs. Frank Fridley, Mrs. J. Bence were shopping Ottumwa Sat urday. A Thanksgiving dinner was served at the Austin Lyons home Thursday in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Lyons' son, William Lyons, who left Saturday evening for Texas, where they will make their future home. Those pres ent were Mr. and Mrs. Guy Lyons and children of Eldon. Mr. and Mr am ui i, a. Will Uiuvta uv/ti aian Lyons ana son and Miss Daisy Lyons of Drakeville. A most enjoyable day was spent. Miss Daisy Lyons of the Drakeville postoffice spent Thanksgiving In Floris at the parental Austin Lyons home. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Irvln were en tertained Sunday at the Frank Stev ens home. U. S. Heady and wife were Sunday visitors at. the Austin Lyons home. Mr. Thompson. Mr. Manear and Mr. Calvert of Drakeville were callers at the Frank Frldlev home Friday even ing and attended church. LOVILIA. Loviiia.—Mrs. Pringle of Bagley 's spending this week with her parents Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Snow. Miss Ida Streeter, who is attending school in Ottumwa came home Wed nesday evening. She wa? accompan ied by her friend. ^Ii6s Lottie Keifer of that place. They returned Monday morning. Revival services began at the U. B. church Sunday evening. Rev. Lang don, the pastor is conducting the services. Mrs. W. F. Hatfield spent Thanks giving at the home of her parents in Eddyvilie. Mrs. A. C. Spencer. attended the Eisteddfod in Albia Thanksgiving day. Mr. and Mrs. Robert. Courtney of Oskaloosa spent the first part of last week visiting with Mrs. Courtney's mother, Mrs. Margaret Cobb. Mrs. Caroline Connolly spent last week in Des Moines visiting friends. Homer Ritchie of Albia spent Sun dav with Mr. :.nd .-irs, Charles Young. Miss Laura Swan spent Thanksgiv ing day with Albia mends. h. C. Hufford was a business visitor at Albia last Tuesday. Miss Ethel Swan of Missoula, Mont., arrived last week for a month's visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Swan. Mrs. I. E. Thompson of Perry called on friends here Friday. Mark Moore spent Thanksgiving day with his parents at Trtwy. MT, ZION. Mt. Zion.—Mary E. Hootman took Thanksgiving dinner with Miss Nan nie Gilchrist. Rena Watts, who is teaching at Bonaparte, spent Thanksgiving at her home. Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Bogle and Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Workman spent last Thursday at Eldon with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moore. Sunday morning Mr. Hinkhouse of Fairfield lectured in the Interest "f Parsons college. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Watts invited a number of young friends to spend the evening with them last Friday, in honor of the birthday of their daugh ter. Opal, and the occasion was a com plete surprise to Miss Opal. The evening was most delightfully spent with music and games. Refreshments were served. Miss Watts was pre sented with many pretty presents as mementoes of the occasion. Tha guests, about forty in number, after expressing their enjoyment of the evening departed at a late hour. Some of the people of this vicinity are expecting to attend the farmer's meeting to be held at Birmingham Dec. 5. Miss Julia Day of Keosauqua, who is teaching here spent Thanksgiving at her home. BLAKESBURG. Blakesburg.—Albert Jay returned to Ames Sunday after a few days' visit with relatives. Norlan Snow and wife of Ft. Dodge are visiting at the home of the for mer's parents, Mr. and -irs. Herman Snow near Biakesburg. Leslie Berry and wife visited over Sunday with relatives here. Ellet Cohagan is moving into the Blake property near the depot. Rev. Edmund Brown began a series of revival meetings at the Baptist church Sunday night. Mrs. Malinda Miller and daughter, Mrs. Leslie Berry of Ottumwa visited Sunday in Mystic with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bell. Mrs. Tracy Porter and children have returned to Albia after a visit with Mrs. Porter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. DenavOn. Misses Helen Williams and Mar garet Miller spent Sunday with Miss Louise Abegg near Prairie Cjhapel. William Fritz Returned .Sunday from Des Moines where he had, been on business. Joe Kosman visited at the Melvin Peck home Sunday. Miss 'Maud Parker visited in Foster Saturday. Paul Bowman, who has been seri ously ill is slowly improving in health. TROY. Troy.—Thanksgiving services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church in Troy on Thursday at 11 a. ni. John La Camp, has sqid his farm north of town and expects in a few days to move to Oklahoma. '. There are no new' cases of scarlet fever as yet and it is now thought that the danger is past. The two families are still in quarantine. There was no school in Troy on Thankegi.vipg day. A littje son of Ralph Leech of this place, after a short illness, died Fri day at noon. Ralph Leech, who has been working at the carpenter trade, in Nebraska for some time, wes unexpectedly called home Thursday nieht on account of the severe illness of his little son. Mrs. Jane Young died Thursday morning, after a protracted, illness. She was an early settler here and was extensivel- known. She was a Chris tian woman and a member of the Presbyterian church. She united with the church in the year 1848. The fu neral services occurred at the late home Frldav, conducted by Rev Mc- Clure. She leaves a husband, a num ber of relatives and a large circle of friends. She has been blind for sev eral years. Her remains were laid to rest in the Troy cemetery. BANQUET AT CRESTON, Pastors of the City Honor Rev. Flint by Givin" Reception at the Baptist Chureh. Creston.—The pastors of the various churches of the city gave a farewell banquet and reception in honor of the B«v. E. E. Flint, pastor of the Con gregational church. In'the study of the Baptist church last evening. Conductor John Joy. now located at Red Oak is in the city to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, W. H. Bradv. The Rev. D. J. Elsea, pastor of the Christian church, and wife, are re joicing over the -rrival of a son. Miss Nellie Lamb and Ward W. Cooper were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage Monday aft ernoon. Mrs. George Snider is home from a two weeks' visit in Omaha. Sirs. Larry Connett Is home from a visit In Omaha, Miss Ijaura Lowther departed last night for her home in Chicago, after a visit with friends here. Dr. B. F. Williams and wife of Lin coln, Neb. are here visitine at the home of their oarents Richand Wlt liams and wife, in Piatt township. Miss Catherine Roeers returned oil Sunday night, from St. Joseph, where she was visiting with Miss Mary Bull, who is studying music. Mrs. Anna Clarke and little son re turned to their home In Clarinda this morning, after a visit here with her parents, C. S. Rex and wife. HENRY COUNTY FAIR OFFICERS. Meet at Ml. Pleasant and Close Up the Business of the Year—Other News of Interest. Mt. Pleasant.—The Henry County Fair association has elected the fol lowin»- officers: President—T. F. Campbell. Vice president—Henry Traut. Treasurer—W. D. Worthington. Chief marshal—B. Z. Holland. Chief of police—P. A. Dallner. Directors—J. A. Patton. Jesse Blake more, C. G. Blodgett. H. C. Barker, J. W. Palm. Enoch Beery. W. P. Young, C. W. Milner. J. R, Hughes, George Wright. H. R. McCabe, W. Harshborger. G. H. Tribbv. X. Hi. Ar nold. Everything was found to be In first class condition Other Mt. Pleasant News. Miss Dorothy Davidson of Keosauqua returned to her home yesterday mornine. after having visited several days here with friends. She was accompanied as far as Ot tumwa b-" Miss Ruth Carson. Miss Louise Bradv returned today from an over Sunday visit at her ho.ne in Richland. Mrs. Joy Black of Bloomfleld has been visiting the past few days with her sister .Miss Kathel Fryberger, who is. registered in the college here. Oliver Ross of Ottumwa has ac cepted a position in the Cobb & Wil liams barber shop. Word has been received here that Glenn Mitchell, an alumnus of the college here, has been eltected secre tary of the Beta Theta Pi at Kansas City. The jewelers in town who have been handling Skin day paiiers have agreed-to stop this business with next Sunday. Senator Scely left last evening for Chicago, v/lerp he exDects to attend ihe International Stock show there this week. During the month of November there were, only nine marriage licenses issued in Henry county. Revival services at the Baptist church are in full sway and considera ble Interest is being taken. Rev. Wes ton is doing the preaching, while the singing is in charge of Mr. Llngreen. STOCKPORT. Stockport. G. W. Day of Keosauqua was in the city Thanksgiving on busi ness. .T. C. MoCarty and family and J. C. Silvers and family had Thanksgiving dinner with Peter Nelson of Batavia. Miss Effle Holiday won a piano contest and received a S400 piano. John Arnold, J. C. Silvers and Lloyd Beswick shipped cattle and sheep to Chicago Sunday. E. E. Keck and H. T. Morris went to Chicago to attend the fat cattle show. Married, last Wednesday, Mr. Stand ley and Miss Harter. and Mr. Harter and Miss Peck, and Clarence Johnston and Miss Kisling. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. McMott, Fri day. a. son. L. G. Boise i.nd G. W. Kerrr of Bir mingham were in Stockport Wednes da- on business. A. R. Hiatt and family spent Thanksgiving at. Centervllle with Mr. H/iatt's father and mother. The members of the Christian church gave a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, which was well attended. PARSONS SENIORS IN PLAY. Edith .Foster, of Ottumwa, Takes Part in "Professor's Love Story." Fairfield,, D?c. 4.—The jmjlors of Parsons college presented their class play last-evening at the Grand opera house/' "The Professor's Love Story" bflng the coinedy chosen Following is the cast of characters: Dr. Cozens—Oliver Wlrtz, Fairfield Professor Goodillle—Herbert How ard, Fairfield. Sir George Gilding—Claude E. Downard, Fairfield. Dd. Yellowleaves—Edgar Gearhart, Batavia. Pete—William Krapfel, Centervllle. Henders—Jack MacNeal, Liberty ville. Lucy White--Elsle Zicby, Fairfield. Effle—Mary Leee. Fairfield. Lady Qeorge Gilding—Edith Foster, Ottumwa. Dowager Lady Gilding—Blanche Coffman. Malvern. Agnes' Goodwillie—Myrtle Whltmer, West Liberty. STATE OF IQWA.V8. GROENE. rt Thre« Sanarata Cas$» Filed in Justice Kerjipker's Court'at West Point Against Hnnry Groene. West Point. Dec. 5.—Three separate cases- entitled State of Iowa vs. Henry Groene. and two iother cases, both Slate of Iowa vs. John and Frank Groene. were triad before Justice Kempker. The prosecuting1 witnesses were Frank Sallen and son, Frank Sallen Jr. Assistant Countv Attorney R. N. Johnson appeared for the state and Attorney Otto c. Hermlnghausen for the defendants. After the argu ments in the -three cases were submit ted, Juptfce Kempker took the cases under advisement and win eive his de cision on the same next Friday. From the teatimonv riven at the trial the origin of the cases start on Oct. 26, 1907. when the said Sallen took up. a heifer the propertv of said Groene. When on Oct. 29,. Groene came to. get his hfifer. 0 fight took place, and during the melee the com batants threw sticks of fire wood at each other. About two weeks later Sallen had the defendant arrested on th? charge of apsauit and battery. Groene and his two sons pleaded not guilty to the charge and hence the plea. brought about the trial held on be held tomorrow. Tuesday. Many Have Been Cured. Hotly more will be cured if they do not delay too long. Nearly all the people who suffer from Chronic Diseases neglect treatment until they are compelled to do something then they expect to be cured in a very short time. Why delay until your disease Is so Chronic. I have restored many to health, many who say to me: "Doctor, I am glad you advertised, for If you had not used the medium of the newspaper I would not have known you had the ability to cure my disease." I do an office business, medical and surgical practice. I have been located in Ottumwa for fifteen years. I treat Chronic Diseases, Rupture, Piles, Diseases of Women, Private BIoo# and Skin Diseases, Catarrh of the Nose. Throat and Lungs, Stomach, Bowels, Liver and Kidney diseases.Rheumatism and Blood Diseases, treated by Electro-Thermal Baths. A FEW TESTIMONIALS. The reason I run testimonials Is because It is Information for tha people, who want to know some of the people whom we have cured. Albia, Xcwa, Nov, 1, 1S05. I live six miles east of Albia and was afflicted with rupture for 40 years. I had It strangulated sev eral times BO I could not get it back. The doctors wanted to oper ate on me and said there was no other way to be cured, but I would not be operated on, and finally the rupture went back. I suffered se vere pain from the rupture and did not get. any relief until I went to Dr. Bonham, who said he could enre me. I was treated over a year ago and was soon cured, and have not worn a truss for some time and feel very well, and have no trouble whatever. H. M. Chldester. Albia, la., April 1, 1906. I desire to say that Dr. Bonham of Ottumwa cured me of a rupture of long standing. I was cured some eight years ago and would not take any amount of money and be as I was before. I can recommend his treatment to all sufferers. W. B. Campbell. Stomach diseases are very com mon diseases. We are curing many by the use of Electricity and Vibra tion, which stimulates the circula tion of the parts and brings about normal action. OTTUMWA. IOWA. AINLEY VIOLIN IS AN OLD ONE William Ainley, nephew of Joseph Ainley, who came to Ottum wa from England In October, and is now residing on Myrtle street, Is the possessor of a valuable violin which was 46 years old when the American revolution broke out. The Inscription on the Interior, stamped by the maker and where a forgery could not be made after the instru ment had been put together 's "Antonlus Stradivarius Crermonenfia, Faciebat Anno," and the date "1729."' The instrument was manufactured by the Bame man that turned out the old violin of J. A. Koett of 411 North street, Oskaloosa. The Ainley In strument is one year older neverthe less than the Koett violin. Following is an account of the Koett violin from the Oskaloosa Her ald: Koett Violin. J. A. Koett of 411 North street, an employe of t.he OBkaloosa Saddlery Co., is the owner of a valuable heir loom, a high grade violin whlclj was made in Germany In 1730, only a lit tle over a hundred years after the Pil Si'im Fathers first stepped upon Amer ican sell at Plymouth Rock, forty-five years before the War of the Revolu tion broke out, and forty-six years be fon ihe thirteen colonies of the Unt ed t-tates declared their independ ence. The instrument is not only a curious and interesting relic, but a most valuable and sweettoned instru ment which, under the direction of its master, can still speak to the soul in its clear, melodious music. The authenticity of its age is proven by the manufacturer's stamp on the in terior of t.he sound board where it would be impossible for an Imposter to change or forge the date after the instrument was completed. The la bel bears the maker's name, "Anton lus Stradivarius C-emonenfla, Facie bat Anno," and the date, "1730." Purchased in Germany. The violin was purchased over forty years ago from a German, by Mr. Koett's father, who was a musician cf renown practically all of his life. At the age of sixteen he played In a large cathedral in Germany, his na tive land, and for fifty-two consecutive years was the well known organist of the St. Mary's Catholic church at Ottumwa, being practically the only organist that organization has ever known. He played as usual at the church on the Sunday before his death, which occurred at his home on the 16th day of November, 1906, just one year ago. When he died the two violins which has been his proud pos sessions. were given to his children, the one to J. A. Koett and the other to Miss Mary Koett of Ottumwa. The one which was brought to this city Is the sweeter toned of the two, and Lyon & Healy of Chicago have re peatedly requeBted the pleasure of ex amining the instrument in order to determine Its worth. Mr. Koett has A 1 Varicocele (False Rupture) cured within ten days, have cured over 100 cases and cure every case I have undertaken. Cures for Varico cele and Hydvocele made in ten' days' time. All Nervous Diseases, Private and Soxual troubles resulting In drain upon the system caused from excesses are promptly cured wh«n advico is followed. Cases cured twelve years ago good testimonials. ar* Mr. Nevll Glue, Ottumwa, la-, Bays: "I was curad of Rupture twelve years ago and am sound and well today." Mr. James Wall, Ottumwa, la., says: "I was cured when I wa« sixty years of age and I am now seventy-two. The cure of my rup ture was a great blessing to m«." Mrs. E. Slgel of Main street, says: "Dr. Bonham cured two of our little boys of three ruptures about four years ago and we are mighty thankful they are cured." Mr. Jacob Donavor of West Point, Iowa, says: "I was cured of a bad case, of Plies in one week to my surprise and satisfaction. Dr. Bonham also cured my neighbor, John Leavellng of a bad case of Plies. He Is as well pleased as I am." It out of city write me your symptoms and I will tell you what I think of your case. I&nclose stamp for reply. Dr. J. C. Bonham, COR GREEN AND 8ECOND 8 T8. ELKS' BLOCK. too strong an affection for the heir loom, however, to allow it to be taken that far out of his sight. The instru ment which is owned by his sister, was sent to Chicago, however, and when examined by Lyon & Healy'j expert was valued at J1,000. LIBERTYVILLE. Libertyville.—Mr. and Mrs. Davis of Fairfield spent Sunday with S. K. Davis and family. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Herrlck of Clouds, Texas, who are visiting rela tives in Fairfield spent a part of last week at the Gus Rankin and Richard home near Libertyville. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Vaught left Fri day night on the midnight train for Denver. Colo., where they expect to make their future home. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Loehi and daugh ter, Dorothy of Fairfield spent a few days last, week at the C. Vaught home in Libertyville. Martin Gearhart had the misfortune today at school while playing football to fall and break his collar bone. Th* last report was h» was getting along nicely. Mrs. Arthnr Hisel and Bon of Fair field visited with relatives In Liberty ville Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Mowry left Sat urday morning for different points in Illinois to visit relatives. They ex pect to be gone about a month. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Campbell and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rutter, both of Ottumwa, spent Thanksgiving with the Richard family near Llbertyrllle. Miss Nell Warren left today for Ottumwa where she expects to ent'sr the Ottumwa hospital to study to a trami-d nurse. HE.I IE Host I.nd family spent ThankBglvlng with relatives in Udell. Mr.. Ward Nost and daughter vis ited with relatives and friends in Udell last v/eek. Miss Clara Hawkins Is visiting with relatives and friend. thlr weelc in Ft. Madiaon. DUDLEY. Dudley.—The malority of the farmi ers in tho community are through husking corn. John Winblade and family spenl Thanksgiving with relatives in Ot tumwa. Charles L. Swanson has gone to Ot tumwa to serve as a juryman during the present term of court. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Baker enter tained a number of their friends at thler home south of town Thanksgiv ing day. Wilfred Johnson was an Ottumwa visitor Saturday. Mrs. A. Peterson and sons, Carl and William, returned to their home In Ottumwa Saturday eventng, after a few days' visit with relatives. Several from here attended the so-* clal given at Munterville Thursday evening. A large number of farmers of this vicinity are dellverine- hogs here to day. Ralph Gardner of near EddyvilU passed through town Thursday even ing enroute to Munterville, where h« attended a social. Alice Peterson is visiting with rel« ativeg in Ottumwa. The various shools around here ren dered appropriate Thanksgiving pro grams Wednesday afternoon.