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Tri-Weekly Courier.
Founded August 8, 1848.
Member of the Lee Newspaper
A. W. LEE President
JAS. F. POWELL Publisher
I. K. DOUGHERTY. .Managing Editor
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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.—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
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
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.—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
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.
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
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.—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
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
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.—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
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
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
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
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
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
a. Will
Uiuvta uv/ti
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
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.
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
Revival services began at the U. B.
church Sunday evening. Rev. Lang
don, the pastor is conducting the
Mrs. W. F. Hatfield spent Thanks
giving at the home of her parents in
Mrs. A. C. Spencer. attended the
Eisteddfod in Albia Thanksgiving
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.—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.—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
Joe Kosman visited at the Melvin
Peck home Sunday.
Miss 'Maud Parker visited in Foster
Paul Bowman, who has been seri
ously ill is slowly improving in
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
The jewelers in town who have
been handling Skin day paiiers have
agreed-to stop this business with next
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. G. W. Day of Keosauqua
was in the city Thanksgiving on busi
.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
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.
Edith .Foster, of Ottumwa, Takes
Part in "Professor's Love
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,
Pete—William Krapfel, Centervllle.
Henders—Jack MacNeal, Liberty
Lucy White--Elsle Zicby, Fairfield.
Effle—Mary Leee. Fairfield.
Lady Qeorge Gilding—Edith Foster,
Dowager Lady Gilding—Blanche
Coffman. Malvern.
Agnes' Goodwillie—Myrtle Whltmer,
West Liberty.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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,
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.—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
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
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
in Ft. Madiaon.
Dudley.—The malority of the farmi
ers in tho community are through
husking corn.
John Winblade and family spenl
Thanksgiving with relatives in Ot
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
A large number of farmers of this
vicinity are dellverine- hogs here to
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.

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