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S\ ffi 1 r\* pf: 'If $&> $ XA"V IK |SU Sj^ /V r'ji *T 84 !Onll fti ftar' If*" sHl ?f W ?i: Pr ?v !&$ Rr ,K s-v* 1 ?m THURSDAY, January 23, 1908. STERLING SILVERWARE u:ft si: ii^ 15 Per Cent Discount. W 4 ,v lv 5 ^vc ?/V i' 1 fu\ & This is our most staple line and al ways sold on a very close margin. Save 15 per cent now. Spoons, Forks, Knives and all fancy pieces of flat and hollow ware go in this sale. ,.y-: ARNOLD'S JEWELRY & MUSIC STORE, 113 E. Main St., Ottumwa, Iowa. MOTHER ALSO TO MARRY TITLE MRS. VANDERBILT'S WEDDING, IT IS REPORTED, WILL FOL I LOW DAUGHTER'S. New York. Jan. 21 —The general impression is that the wedding of Miss Vanderbilt to Count Szechenyi of Hungary will be immediately fol lowed by the announcement of the en gagement of her mother, Mrs. Vander bilt, to another nobleman. An annual •income of $250,000 was left to Mrs. Vanderbilt by her late husband, in ad dition to New York and Newport es tablishments. She is said to have had several millions settled on her dur ing her life and she has a big fortune in jewels. Mrs. Vanderbilt and Miss Vander bilt became foreign in their procliv ities after- the demise of Mr. Vander bilt, under the guidance of Mrs. Rob ert Goelet. They spent some months for three consecutive seasons with Mrs. Goelet cruising on her yacht, Nahma. in foreign waters Mrs. Goelet has entertained foreign titled guests on her yacht and also royalty when at anchor in different ports. Mrs. Goelet, who returned from Europe to attend the wedding of her niece, Miss Warren, will be pres ent also at that of Miss Vanderbilt to the Count Szechenyi. William Edgar Sheppard, whose wife is a sister of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Sr., said over the telephone that his wlfe'takes no stock in the story that Mrs. Van derbilt is to marry a titled foreigner. "We are both convinced that it is a fake," he said. "Of course, all things are possible, but this marriage is not probable. Mrs. Vanderbilt would be likely to tell her sister something about it if it is contemplated, but she has said nothing that- would indicate there is any truth in the story." two days more of the Big Hub clothing sale. WEST GROVE. West Grove.—H. G. Southern ship ped out six cars of coal props last week—3 cars of long props and 2 cars of short props. Karl Corry arrived home from Bald win, Kansas, Thursday, where he hal been attending Baker university the past year. Mr. Carry graduated in music. Cliff Bonnett of Washington church spent Friday evening in West Grove on his way home from Ottumwa. O. C. Bullock, the Wabash agent is on the sick list, and is almost unable to fulfill his duties as agent. William Baine and J. W. Hurd were in Bloomfleld Saturday on business. John Hicks of Moravia was a busi ness caller in West Grove Saturday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Harris spent Saturday night at the Southern home. E. G. Barnett spent Saturday night in Bloomfleld attending installation at the Masonic lodge. Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Johnson and daughter, Lena, spent Sunday with Mrs. Johnson's mother, Mrs. E. B. Losey. Joseph Evans of Monterey passed through West Grove Saturdav for Bloomfleld. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Harris spent Sunday at Pella at the home of Zell Bain. Jerry Southern spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Zell Baine, at Pella. Robert Pirtle spent Saturdav night And Sunday with his wife, returning Sunday evening. Rev. Handy is holding protracted meetings at the Methodist Episcopal church this week. Everybody is invit ed. Bid Wilson of Bloomfleld is hauling brick from West Grove. Mr. Wilson is sinking some wells on his farm west of Bloomfleld. Elgin Watches 17 JEWEL MOVEMENTS, CASED IN 20 YEAR GOLD FILLED CASES. SI 2,50 and $15.00 N. W. C0WLES The Jeweler. 205 East Main Street. -rJiP BARGAINS SEE OUR LARGE SHOW WINDOWS 15c 50c 20c 30c GOODS YOUR CHOICE 10c: OTTUMWA HDW. CO. BRYAN DELIVERS A GOOD SERMON ADDRESSES CONGREGATIONAL CLUB IN CHICAGO AND MAKES MINISTERS ENVIOUS. Chicago, Jan. 21. W. J. Bryan, twice defeated for the presidency, and again an aspirant, laid aside his role of political orator Sunday night long enough to preach a genuine ser mon on "Christianity" at the twenty fifth annual banquet of the Congregt tlonal club at the Auditorium. He promised not to speak of poli tics but. found excuse enough in the fact that it was the club's silver an niversary to warrant a digression into political fields, at least far enough to comment on his chances of getting a fourth nomination should he be' de feated again (luring the coming cam paign. At Home With Congregationalists. "I feel right at home in a Congre gational gathering," he began, "be cause my father was a Methodist., my mother a Baptist, and I am a Presby terian. But I feel friendly toward your church because you have a dem ocratic form of government. In fact, I have often wondered why people who were wise enough to apply demo cracy to religion should seem so ig norant when they go beyond religion "Much as I am interested in the Science of government. I am more in terested in religion. Much as I like to speak on politics, I prefer to make a religious speech. I spoke in a church six years before I made a po litical speech, and I snail speak in (he church long after I have gone out of politics. "It is better to have run and lost than never to have fun at all. I have carefully studied history, and I find that very few men' have been defeat ed for the presidency a third time. And, if I am defeated again, I shall have an absolutely clear field the next time, for nobody has ever been de feated four times. Good Speech Like Sermon. "I have often been told that I put too much religion into my speeches. Well, really, there is so little differ ence between a good democratic speech and a good sermon that you can't tell them apart. And, therefore. I shall now preach you a sermon." And then Mr. Bryan preached a genuine sermon that made the hun dred or more ministers who were springled throughout the audience genuinely envious. He pleaded for Christianit as a practical religion. "I have faith and am an optimist," he said. "My faith and my optimism rest in the belief that year after year we are more and more applying to everyday problems of the world the doctrines of Jesus Christ. Christian teachings are eminently practical." Sweaters at BOcts. on the dollar this week at the Hub sale. BRIGHTON. Brighton.—Born, to Mr. and Mrs. B. V. Garby, January 12', a daughter. Last Friday the McClelland family held its annual reunion at the home of "Grandpa" McClelland's at Clay. Four new boy babies have been added to this family in the last year, conse quently there was a miniature baby show, but no blue ribbons were awarded. Mrs. Anna Service of Wlnfleld was a guest of Darry Hoover Monday. Miss Emma McCart goes to Pack wood Monday to teach a room in the public school, the position being made vacant by the resignation of one of the teachers there. Miss Edith Hammersmith is visiting here from Garden City, Kansas. Uriah Smith is no better but grad ually falling. Harry Smith has arriv ed from Texas. G. W. Smith was obliged to go back to Des Moines on Thursday on account of his wife's ill ness. He left her sick In bed and she was reported worse. The rest of the children are here. H. C. Cooper will ship two car loads of cattle from Brighton Tuesday even ing for Peoria. A merry crowd of young people will gather at the home of Mr. and Mrs Wayne Robinson Wednesday evening for a jollv time. Mrs. King Cornell and baby left Tuesday for Fairfield to visit Mrs. Cornell's brother and sister, Clarence and Mattle Emery, on their way home to Afton. BLArvESBURG. Blakesburg.—Frank and Elizabeth Hurst of Ottumwa visited over Satur day and Sunday in Blakesburg. W. S. Wilson Jr., wife and son, vis ited Mrs. Wilson's parents, Cyrus Koontz, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cohagan and Lester Jay visited on Sunday at the home of David Jay. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Raymond visited Sunday in Albia. Henry Peck of Kansas is here to see his father, Melvln Peck, who has been In very poor hea'th this winter. Mrs. Walter Dutton of Richland is visiting with Fred Woolums south of town. Mrs. Ace Hobart, who has been vis iting relatives, returned home Friday. Mrs. John Peck of Ottumwa, S. D., n! i' v"Vf tKiU ''&t>r* 1 2 2 E A S MAIN ST. who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Abernathy, returned home Sun day. Mrs. Nelson Hall went to Ottumwa Sunday evening. IRISH BEND. Irish Bend. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Mathias are moving to their farm. Messrs. Thomas and bgkqjcmfwyp state unh4rs tv Messrs. .Tames and Thomas S. Sex- university. ton delivered hogs Wednesday and Thursday at the local market. Walter Polaclt returned from Keo sauqua Friday, where he served as a petit juryman. School is progressing nicely under the management of L. C. Lining. There is to be a a free lecture given at the Martin's school house January 29, the subject is on the equalizing the price of farm products as regard to being above or below the cost of pro'duction. F. P. Horn is hauling pine lumber from Eldon to side his new barn. Mr. Evans is shredding corn fod der. Theo. Fellows is sick with measles. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Copeland and children visited over Sunday with relatives at Hillsboro. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Cole visited over Sunday with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Gilbert of near Eldon. Quite a number from here have been attending the revival services at the Christian church at Bladens burg. There has been about seventy five additions to the church up to the present time. Supreme Court Decisions. Des Moines, Jan., 21.—In matter of asslgment of E. E. Snyder. Claim of F. W. Port et a!l, appellants, vs. L. M. Carpenter et al. Jones district B. H. Miller, judge. Suit to establish lien Reversed opinion by Ladd. Charles H. Kinkead, appellant vs. R. M. Peet. Linn district J. H. Preston, judge. Suit to hold certain convey ances mortgages. Reserved opinion by Deemer. Charles Schminkey vs. T. M. Sin clair & Co., Ltd., et al, appellants. Superior court. Cedar Rapids James R. Rothrock, judge. Action to recover damages. Affirmed opinion by Deem er. D. C. Chase vs. W. O. Wolgamont, appellant Hamilton district J. R. Whltaker, judge. Suit to reclnd ex change of properties. Affirmed. Opin ion by Sherwin. I. M. Merritt, appellant, vs. Cora A Huber Tama county Obed Caswell, judge. Action for law. Reversed opinion by Sherwin. Robert Johnson vs. J. D. Gaum, ap pellant Jones district J. H. Preston, judge. Action to recover sum paid by accident. Reversed. Opinion by Weaver. BONAPARTE. Bonaparte.—Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Fahr and son are visiting relatives in Des Moines and Council Bluffs. John Culbertson of Burlington was a business caller here yesterday. Mrs. Lenna Norris of Keokuk is vis iting her mother, Mrs. Kate Bell. Mr. and Mrs. Louts Schmidt went to Des Moines yesterday for a visit with friends. A. Keasling and S. M. Holmes are in Keosauqua this week attending" to their duties as grand Jurors. L. W. Warner went to Marshalltown yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Aus Hollowell of Keokuk have been recent guests at the Charles Ray home, south of town. Rev. Alfred Tennery is spending a few days in Pella this week. Mrs. Thomas Robb of Farmington visited friends here yesterday. Mrs. E. D. Crooks and child have re turned to their home in Gregory, Mo., after an extended visit with relatives. John G. Givins of Chicago was a Bonararte visitor yesterday. mh ,s« the BATAVIA M. W. A. INSTALLS OFFICERS FOR COMING YEAR Batavia.—The following officers were installed at the last meeting of the M. W. A. for the coming year at this place: V. C.—Clifford Cole. W. A.—Elmer Nance. Banker—W. S. Campbell. Escort—C. W. Whitmore. Clerk—Ed Alfred. Watchman—T. W. Arbogast. Secretary—C. J. Smith. Managers—L. E. Copeland and W. L. Downey. Physicians—Porter and King. Deputy—J. W. Dowell. Peter Nelson Celebrates Birthday. January 15 being the 60th birthday anniversary of one of Batavia's worthy townsmen, Peter Nelson, his wife planned a surprise on him by Inviting the following guests to their home on. Main street to help surprise and re mind him that he had reached his sixtieth mile stone of life: Messrs. and Mesdames Geo. Walker, Ellas Humble, W. A. Lewis, H. D. Kreigh, Ed Alfred, Lige Brown, L. E. Cope land and Mr. and Mrs. McCarty of Stockport, and Mrs. Frescoln. Mr. Nelson was presented with a handsome rocker, W. A. Lewis pre senting the gift in behalf of the guests. Light refreshments were serv ed and a good time was enjoyed by all. Other News of Interest. Mrs. W. H. Merry has returned home from a visit with relatives at Fort Dodge. thlbi firru.MWA. courier MAY BE CONTEST IN THE THIRD C. B3. PICKETT MAY COME OUT AS CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS MAN BIRDS Mr. Pickett is a law "partner of Charles W. Mullan. former attorney general of Iowa. He has been grand exalted ruler of the Elks and grand chancellor of the Knights of Pythias of Iowa. He was born in Van Bur en county, Iowa, and in 1872 moved with his parents to Blackhawk county, where he lived on a farm many years. Mr. Pickett was graduated from the Waterloo high school in 1884 and from the collegiate department of the state university in 1888, and from the law department in 1890. Since 1896 Mr. Pickett has been a regent of the Mr. Pickett was temporary chair man of the republican state conven tion in 1899. He never has been a candidate for political office. It seems Judge Birdsall will also have the opposition of Burton E. Sweet of Waverly, whose candidacy already has been announced. The manner of the announcement of the Sweet candidacy, which was made in an editorial of the Waverly Indepen dent, has brought on an open break between Mr. Sweet and Edward Knott of'Waverly, United States at torney, who always have been close political friends. In announcing the candidacy of Mr. Sweet the Indepen dent took pains to invite the opposi tion of Mr. Knott. In a signed com munication to the Waverly Republi can last week Mr. Knott said he had been Informed that the obnoxious statement with regard to himself had been inserted in the Independent's editorial at the request of Mr. Sweet. Mr. Knott called upon Mr. Sweet for an explanation of a number of such statements In newspapers. Mr. Sweet denied responsibility for the state ments, but when Mr. Knott asked him to make public denial of them he re fused. "This led me," Mr. Knott said in his communication, "to believe there was 'a nigger in the woodpile' somewhere, for until this moment I have been Burton E. Sweet's loyal friend. No brother could ever have done more than I have tried to do for him. In ev ery political fight he has had I have been with him and he with me. We have always worked together and he has always been with the standpat ters. Now, since his visits to Des Moines, it seems he wishes the 'pro gressives' to know that he has broken with me. He still persists to me that he is my friend." Mr. Knott concludes by declaring he is in favor of the renomlnatlon of Judge Birdsall and adds he would be an ingrate and a coward if he should not be. MT. ZION. Mt. Zion.—Messrs. Webb and Chet Barker expect to go to Chicago with one car load of hogs and two of sheep this week. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Bootmaja were Sunday visitors in Eldon. N. V. Hootman has sold his farm to Samuel Gilbert and expects to move into a house on the Webb Barker farm. Several people in this vicinity talk of attending the Meek trial to be held in Keosaukua this week. Charley Campbell has been on the sick list for the past few days. Miss Mary E. Hootmon and Mrs. Russel Barker visited with Mrs. Gul ick of Kilbourne recently. BLOOMFIELD. Bloomfleld.—G. P. Fryberger left on Sunday evening for Soldier, Kansas, having received word that his father, who resides at that nlace, was not ex pected to live. Mrs. F. M. Kelsey of Ottumwa and Mrs. S. P. Brown of Des Moines spent last week with their niece, Mrs. J. A. Williams. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Durfllnger re turned Saturday from a week's visit with relatives at Pulaski. Mrs. Emma Messer went to Cantril Saturday for a short visit1 with Mrs. Rebecca Deal. Mrs. W. W. Russell returned Sunday from a three weeks' visit with Mr. Russell, at Pierre. S. D. Ben Montgomery of Glenwood, Mo., has been visiting his mother, Mrs. Jane Smith, for the "ast week. Mrs. Sol Whitconack and daughter of Birmingham, and Miss Stella Franklin of Bentonsport are visiting at the J. F. Barker home. Orin Pettit of Mt. Sterling spent Sunday with Bloomfleld friends. Revs. Ferrall, Stout and Sprague and Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Wise were guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Burchett, at dinner Saturday. Miss Oda Swift of Ottumwa spent Sunday with her parents in this city. Misses Lula Ryder and Letta Hig bee of Ottumwa were guests of Miss Pearl Latimer over Sunday. Mitchell Wiseman of Centerville spent Sunday with his brother, Will Wiseman. Mrs. M. E. Jones of Pulaski arrived Saturday to spend a week at the home of her son, Edd Jones. J. R. Wray spent Saturday with his sister, Mrs. D. M. Wise, on his way home from Hedrlck. Mrs. Hannah Howie received a message Sunday statin" that her only sister, Mrs. Myra Tears, was very ser iously ill. Mrs. Howie left Sunday evening for Salina, Kansas, where her sister lives. Harry Crocker of Keosauqua arrived DIAMONDS 10 Per Cent Discount. Our December Diamond business was the best we ever had. because our prices were reasonable and the quality of diamonds the best. $10.00 Diamond Rings $ 8.00 $30.00 Diamond Rings 22.50 $50,00 Diamond Rings 45.00 and larger stones at the same propor tionate reduction. ARNOLD'S JEWELRY & MUSIC STORE, 113 E. Main St. WIW A&KTC •few R5p ma ALL'S SEAT. Sioux City Journal. —That Charles E. Pickett of Waterloo will contest this year with Representative Benja min P. Birdsall for the republican nomination for congress from tha Third district, now seems certain. A formal announcement of his candi dacy may appear any day. It's $20 $15 207 East Main Street. CLOCKS 20 Per Cent Discount. Every clock guaranteed to be a good time-keeper. $5.00 Clocks 4.00 $3.50 Wooden Clocks 2.80 $1.00 Alarm Clocks bOc Every clock in our store at 20 per cent discount. ARNOLD'S JEWELRY & MUSIC STORE, 113 E. Main St., Ottumwa, Iowa. today to take charge of Whiting Sons' marble shop a4 this place. Mrs. A. B. Gilbert was called home from Cantril todav by the illness of her daughter and grandson, Mrs. Homer Rankin and son, Charles, who have pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Eakin are ill with the grip. Orris Kinney of east of town spent. Sunday in Des Moines. Mrs. W.«W. Wishard is very ill be ing threatened with pneumonia. W. S. Mudd has returned from Fort Madison and will begin work at Wish ard's harness shop this week. Isaac Kneedler and family, former ly of Davis county, returned Friday from Kansas and will- live on the F. W. Baumgarten place, west of town. Mrs. Elizabeth Louderback, aged about sixty-five years, died at her home north of Drakeville Saturday. STOCKPORT. Stockport.—A. C. Eatinger, formerly of Stockport, now of Orient, spent Sunday in Stockport greeting his old time friends. Harry Solimson and family return ed home Fridav, after a week's visit in Fort Madison. W. S. Whitaker and Charley Wheat ley returned to Ames Friday to resume their work in college. Mr. Ratton gave lecture Saturday night in the opera house, which was well received by all. This ends the lec ture course for the season. The horse sale Saturday at Stock port was well patronized and many horses changed hands at good prices. Four car loads of hoes and two of cattle, 10 of hay, and two of corn were shipped from here last week. The tile factory, which was burned, has been rebuilt and is about ready to resume operation again on a larger scale, with double the capacity of the old one. John Brown met with an accident Saturday, dislocating his knee cap, which will lay him up for some time. Thomas Lyon, while removing a scaffold, was struck on the leg, caus ing a very painful bruise. John Kisling, who had his ankle dis located, is able to walk without the aid of crutches. George Mendenhall and family are visiting In Keokuk with Mrs. Men denhall's brother. REMAINS OF LUCIEN WRIGHT BROUGHT TO CHARITON. Charlton.—Luclen Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Wright of War ren township, died at Rocky Ford, Colo., on Saturday, after an illness of several months with lung trouble. He went to Colorado shortly before the holidays for the benefit of his health, but while there suffered a relapse. The remains were brought to Charltou last night, accompanied by his par ents, who had been summoned to his bedside. Victor Lindqulst has returned from Red Oak, where he had been employ ed for some time and will enter school here. Mrs. John Conner of Ottercreek township, returned home yesterday, after a few days' visit with her niece, Mrs. Lizzie Mackey. J. H. Stephens and daughter, Mrs. Mollie Kltselman, and the latter's son, Harold went to Centerville yesterday to visit the former's daughter, Mrs. Ed Berry. Miss Leda phillips returned yester day from a few days' visit with friends in Russell. Miss Cecelia Gallagher was a guest of Melrose friends yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson of St. Joe, returned home yesterday after a few days' visit with her mother, Mrs. F. O. McEndree and other rela tives. Rev. Dr. W. D. Stratton of Petoskey, Michigan, has accepted the pastorate of the United Brethern church at this place and will move his family here at once. Mrs. W. L. Livingston of Corydon, came yesterday for a visit with .her sister, Mrs. W. S. Custer. ,,, Mrs. Anna Mauk of Omaha, came OtiumiwX'iaviuuiyesterday for a visit with her mother. K. -v.MUtf-Vi*:.--«!»,o. *•#$ .,V r«Wi «v W ^T'LIT vJk. if you visit this store and take advantage of our great Clearance Sale of Overcoats and Winter Suits. The mild winter has made the opportunity forthe late buyer and his dollars will go farther than ever before. Read these prices and see what a chance your dollar has. worth of Overcoats or Winter Suits for $10 worth of Overcoats or Winter Suits for ENGINE ABSORBS AID-NEW DEVICE D. BRADSHAW OF MOULTON, IN VENTS WONDERFUL LOCOMO TIVE—PATENT PENDING. Mo-ulton, Jan., 20.—(Special)— D. Bradshaw, a former engineer on the C. B. & K. C., at this place some eight years ago, but who now lives in Ox nard, Cal., has invented an engine run by compressed air. The patent is now pending at Washington. The engln# absorbs the atmosphere as it moves along and does not have any flues, in jectors or firebox. A small dynamo is installed in the cab for light and the convenience of the engineer. Mr. Bradshaw says that It is the coming engine of the twentieth century. The people of Moulton will be glad to hear of the success of Mr. Bradshaw. Mrs. Eli Barger and sister, Mrs. Will McMains. Mrs. Frank Homsher was called to Des Moines last evening by the seri ous illness of her father. Messrs H. D. Copeland and S. Press went to Des Moines la§t evening on a few days' business trip. Mrs. J. L. McKlveen returned yes terday from a fewd ays' visit with friends in Des Moines. OYSTER SUPPER TO BE GIVEN BY AID SOCIETY. Eldon.—The Methodist Aid society will give an oyster supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Nupp, across the river, this evening. A free con veyance will leave Luellen & Creasy's store at 7:30 and 7:45 p. m. A spelling match will be one of the features and prood music both vocal and Instrumental. Everybody is wel come. Other News of Interest. Mrs. J. Scott and Mrs. Cora Ken? nelly are shoplng in Ottumwa today. J. Deford. who has been ill, is re ported as much improved today. Bird Gall returned home today, aft er a short visits with his brother, Chester Gall, of this place. Mrs. Anna Shekstead of Libertyville is visiting at the Frank Shane home on East Walnut street. A. R. Ramey, Wilson Spurgeon and Charles Pottorff attended lodge in Valley Junction Sunday. A. A. Horner is in Eddyvllle on business today. Clyde Guessford and mother leave tonight to visit, relatives in Ravens wood, West Virginia. Henry Christy returned last night from an extended business trip in El dorado. Arkansas. H. W. Moss returned last night from a business trip to Chicago. The Ladles' Aid society of the Meth odist Episcopal church will give a tea at the home of Mrs. E. E. Hilles Fri day, Jan. 24, from 4 to 7 p. m. Every one Is cordlallv invited. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Flowers left last night for an extended visit In California. Friank McKee of Ottumwa is in El don on business today. The Bay View club met at the home of Mrs. .Daniels f!.is ---v.'..",: ,"a" V'' $15. worth of Overcoats or Winter Suits for We're giving the boys a big benefit in Overcoats and Win ter Suits. You'll find them at about half price. afternoon. Mrs. I. C. Mclnernv of Ottumwa is visiting at the Davis farm this week. While Mrs. Georce Trott was away from her home four tramps entered her house and rummaged it, getting jewelry and money. Thev then set the table and when she returned home they were leisurely eating. They ran out and escaped, although the city of ficials searched for them. Later they tried to enter another house and bat tered the 'door down, but were frlgh tened away. It Is proposed hereafter to sound the fire alarm on such an occasion and get the people out In body. This is the most daring attempt ever made in Eldon. This is a double division of xhe Rock Island ahd tramps are obliged to change from one train to another while traveling. EDDYVILLE Eddyville.—The funeral of the late Ray Mater was held at the Methodist Episcopal church. Monday afternoon, January 20, and interment was made in the Highland cemetery. The ser vices were held by a Miss Terral and Mr. Nelson. Wilbour Hall, who has been In Los Angeles, California, for some time has returned home, and will no doubt remain permanently. Among those from Albia who at tended the funeral of the late Ray Mater were Dr. and MrB. Haverly, Mr. Ji $10 As soon as the insurance is adjust ed I will make very low prices on it Henry W. Seuchting Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mitchell enter tained Saturdav evening at their home In Green Ridge Saturday evening at a dancing and card party. The reception room was used for the dancing and a dainty luncheon consisting of nut sal ad, sandwiches, ice cream, cakes and coffee was served in the back parlor. Miss Pearl Worthan of Eddyville fur nished music for the occasion. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs, Claude Lanninc, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Lanning, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Branga tham, Mr. and Mrs. J. Tremble, Mr. and Mrs, Grant Hampton, and Mr. and Mrs. Will Sullivan. The crowd took their departure about midnicrht. Mrs. William Huntly. who has been on the sick list for same aime is Slow ly improving and is able to sit up this week. ass?s •v* $7.50 George Allison and Johnnie Craw ford of Lost Creek departed Monday night for Troy, where they have ac cepted positions, and will remain for some time. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Hansel went to Ottumwa Tuesday morning, where they will visit with Mr. Hansel's daughter, Mrs. Eikenberrv, and with his nephew, John Hansel, a few days. Mrs. W. T. Meeker, who has been at Sandburn for the past few months for her health, arrived home Friday much Improved. Her daughter, Mrs. George Strange, accompanied her home. Miss Ole Woods of Woodburn arriv ed Friday for a visit at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Slpes and with her aunt, Mrs. B. B. Beamer, who live across the river. Phil Kussart.'was a business caller in Ottumwa Monday. Cut Glass, Decorated China Rookwood Pottery Silverware Table Cutlery Toilet Goods li 207 East MainT Street. Watch! A* East Second Street. Vsfc TOILET GOODS and SILVER NOVELTIES 25 Per Cent Discount. Including Comb, Brush and MirrOU Sets, Manicure Sets, Tooth Brushes, Traveling Sets,- Hair and Cloth Brushes, Etc. ARNOLD'S JEWELRY & MUSIC STORE, 113 E. Main St., Ottumwa, Iowa. and Mrs. Ez.Quarton and three chil dren and Mr. and Mrs. Houston and daughter. Fern. I A "V Announcement of FIRE SALE of Hand-Made Furniture. This furnl-"' ture was not damaged by fire, but the water soiled it some. 9 I I A -v 5 J.W. Neasham Leading Jeweler 120 East Main Street. PPW VY A *,-3^ S xA sia&tt.