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THURSDAY, 'April 2,
Tri-Weekly Courier.
Founded August 8, 184o.
Member of the I-iee Newspaper
A. W. LE& President
JAS. P. POWELL. Publisher
J- K. DOUGHERTY. .Managing Editor
Dail Courier, 1 year, by mail ....5.3.09
Trl-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
October 17, 19fS, at the postofflce, Ot
tumwa, Iowa, under the Act of Congress
of March 3, 1879.
The state campaign In Indiana this
spring was enlivened by the entrance
into the political arena of the wife
of one of the candidates by the
utilization of columns of space in an
Indiana paper in which to set forth
the qualifications of her husband for
the office he sought. The candidate.
J. L. Peetz, announced his intention
of trying to secure the nomination for
state statistician. His wife was cer
tain her husband should be nominat
ed. She knew his qualifications. She
knew, also, that he had no vices and
was a good man. So loyal Mrs. Peetz
wrote a two column article in the
Monon, Ind., News and then sent cop
ies of the paper broadcast over the
state. First, she set forth that her
husband is entirely free from the lit
tle vices, the use of tobacco in any
form, profanity, or intoxicating liquors
of any kind, and that he "is clear and
clean mentally, morally, physically
and-politically." Then Mrs. Peetz ex
plained her reasons for thus publicly
endorsing her husband. She said:
"Perhaps it may appear that wo
should feel something of a delilacy
in using the columns of the News for
the purpose of which we are using
them, but we feel nothing of til's
"Mr. Peetz is our husband, as noted
in the beginning. We have ever tried
to remember and to be faithful to
our vow made at the marriage altar,
and we feel that we should be fail
ing did we not in this paper make
known our standing on this question.
"In the beginning we were some
what opposed to Mr. Peetz entering
the campaign. But he is in now, and
we are with him heart and soul. The
nights will never be too dark nor the
mud too deep for us to go on foot
and out of our way, if by so doing wo
can gain him a vote."
Say no more, Mrs. Peetz, your ex
planation is thoroughly satisfactory.
There is not the least tinge of indeli
cacy in your printed effusion. But
while expressing the warmest ap
proval Of the devotion you show, 'n
extolling the domestic virtues of your
paragon of a husband, the thought,
will intrude that your plan is not one
that could safely be put into general
For instance, Mrs.-Peetz, you con
fine yourself to praising your hus
band's good habits. But if your
neighbor, Mrs. Beetz, should come out
in the papers supporting her hus
band's candidacy, would she hold her
self so firmly to the text? Isn't it
just possible that she would come out
something like this:
"Mr. Beetz has none of the little
vices, the use of tobacco in any form,
profanity, the use of intoxicating li
quors, and he is clear and clean men
taVy, morally, physically and politi
cally. On the other hand, it is well
known that his opponent, Mr. Deetz
drinks up half his earnings, beats his
wife, and starves his children."
And the situation would be further
complicated if Mrs. Deetz would re
ply in this wise:
"The statement by Mrs. Beetz in
the Daily Buglfo that my husband
drinks up his wages, beats his wife
and starves his children is a base
falsehood. It'is easy to see that this
charge vras inspired through Mrs.
Beetz' fear of her husband, who do"8
not drink un his earnings because be
has none, preferring to lay around in
idleness while he compels his wife to
earn the living at the washtub."
This may be overdrawing it slight
ly, but it is just a warning of what
may come about if the wife of every
man stung by the political bee should
sharpen her pencil and her wits and
rush into a literary engagement to
further her husband's political ambi
In an article in yesterday's Courier
justice was done to an unassuming
lady who often Is denied the proud
place she could hold in tne affection
of the people of Iowa. In the past al
together too little attention has been
paid bor. In summing up the resources
of the state the part she has played
has not always been placed in the
forefront, as it should. The state has
boasted of its corn and poets have
told in burning messages its silken
beauty. But have you noticed the
poets breaking into print or bursting
into song over the self-sacrificing de
votion and the hard-working presis
tence ol the Iowa hen? You haven't
and thus this tardy effort to do justice
to one whom all honor is due.
The Courier article ye3terdav \\nt
into detail and showed just what Mrs.
Hen lias done for Iowa. It was down
in black and white that while last
yoar the hen family in 'he -ihK'9 cnuri
try laid more than two billion dozen
eggs, the Iowa sisters and the cousins
and the aunts of old Mother Hen pro
duced 150 million dozen, or, to put it
down in figures, 1,800,000,000 eggs.
And any careful housewife who has
noticed what a large Item this break
fast delicacy adds to the monthly
grocer's bill will tell you that one
billion, eight hundred million eggs
runs into cash some.
The p1.1. brout»M by So or. on Car
ter, esquire, of Kokomo, Ind., against
his neighbor, David Harris, is one
that will doubtless attract much at
tention in Kokomo, and in Kankakee
and Kalamazoo as well. Not that
the case brings forth any legal in
tricacies, but because of its unusual,
ang what some might call trivial na
The case, briefly, is one in which
Solomon is suing David for $1,300
damages, because, as Solomon in
sists, David sold goose eggs when Sol
omon explicitly stated when he made
the purchase that he was to get hen's
eggs. It is easy to perceive that David
attached little importance to the mat
ter when he made the sale. David
sold eggs every day, so it is just bare
ly possible he dismissed the matter
from his mind when he turned the
order over to his wife, for in Indiana,
as well as Iowa, the wife usually has
charge of the hennery, with a remark
something like this: "Mary, old Sol
Carter wants a dozen eggs today. If
you haven't any hen's eggs give him
some of those goose eggs. Them
geese have been laying lately. He
won't know the difference."
David was not expected to know
that. Solomon had often expressed his
aversion for goose egfj and that Mrs.
Carter had-always to use particular
care in marketing that she didn't get
goose eggs for hen eggs. So when
Solomon came in person after a sec
ond dozen and told how he had en
joyed those eggs so well he had eaten
five of them for breakfast, David did
not know he was courting a lawsuit
when he said: "Yep them geese of
mine can lay better eggs than any
hens in Indianny."
Solomon should have kept perfect
ly mum then, instead of starting to
bully his neighbor There was no
need for him to admit that he had
been fooled into praising an article of
diet that he had vowed never to
Of course, the provocation was
strong. All of us have seen the time
when we have praised particularly
some dish only to find it was veal or
mutton or something else we had
said time anu acrv'n we never could
force down.
But we try to swallow our chagrin
and force a smile, and that's what Sol
omon should have done if he had dis
played any of the wisdom of his illus
trious namesake.
Saturday there was a bomb outrage
in New York as terrible as any of
the Russian tragedies at which Amer
icans have held up their hands 'n
horror. Today Emma Goldman gave
out an interview in which she said
the police were at the bottom of the
outrage. "The police do it to show
their authority, and then they grasp
the opportunity to lay all the blame
on the anarchists." How long shall
the Goldmans be allowed to continue
their attacks on government?
Tom Lawson, after running adver
tisements in papers all over the
country Saturday placed on sale 700,
000 shares of stocks in a new gold
mining company he is promoting.
There was a riot in Broad street when
the sale was opened.. Extra police
were compelled to fight the crowds
back. Within two hours 350,000
shares changed hands. The event
serves to illustrate two things first it
pays to advertise, and, second, that
even in poverty stricken New York
times are not so hard as some people
have tried to m&ke us believe.
New York Herald. When St. Pat
rick's day arrives employers expect
that of the Oaels in their employ
some will take the day off, and they
prepare to do as best they can with
out them. But yesterday patrons of a
tenderloin restaurant were laughing
at the experience of the proprietor,
who is unable to ?se just what hap
pened to his working force.
In his employ he had forty-seven
men of Irish birth and one native of
Italy. On Tuesday every ouo of the
47 appeared for duty, clean and sober.
The one Italian did not appear until
well into the night. He was not sober
and he looked as though he had been
through a feed cutter.
"What's the matter? Why didn't,
you work today." asked the boss.
"I couldn't it's St. Patrick's day."
said the Italian.
"Glory be!" said the
who is
Irish himself. 'The Irish all sober and
the Italian drunk on St. Patrick's
dny. I never expected to live to see
Des Moines Tribune. Fathers
cannot, be too careful in addressing
their sons. Tliey should be exceeding
ly polite and deferential, or the young
men may become offended and turn in
and give tliem a beating. Paul Miller
of Sioux City, gave his father a
trouncing because his father called
him a loafer and wanted him to go to
work. A father ought to know better
than to thus ofEend the dignity of nis
son in these modern days when chil
dren boss the home.
Editor Courier:
May I again trespass upon your
courtesy, if I promise not to use too
many adjectives? It seems that the
Ottumwa Wholesale Beer and LJquor
Dealers' association is determined to
make its existence still more insecure.
It is difficult to understand why it
should adopt such a suicidal policy, for
it surely knows that the statistics it
gives will not stand the light of in
Perhaps its estimate of the mental
caliber of Its opponents Is so low that
the risks it takes In plunging into such
deep water seem insignificant. It even
indulges in humorous commiseration
of the foolishness of accepting as
authority the utterances of a state of
ficer and of a metropolitan mercantile
association, rather than to take the
word of men engaged in a business
that daily violates both common and
divine law. Of course Attorney Trickett
received compensation for his work in
ridding Kansas City, Kan., of its dens
of iniquity. The association states
that its own information comes from
men hired by the brewers and liquor
dealers. Then why should these men
be believed rather than Attorney
Trickett? It bewails the ill-luck of
the Ministerial association in going to
the Commercial club of Kansas City,
Kan., for information, In these words:
"It is manifestly absurd to suppose
that the Kansas City, Kan., Commer
cial club.orthe Commercial club it any
other city, for that matter, woulH send
out information dtetrimental. ib the
city's interests." Even so. It might
have added—but did not—tha? it Is
equally absurd to suppose t'wt the
liquor people would give out iiiTorma
tion detrimental to their owfi inter
ests. What is sauce for the'Commer
cial club goose ought to be sauoe for
the liquor association gander. I would
advise every citizen in Ottumwa, who
desires to know how greatly removed
from the truth are the inferences
drawn by the Honor interests, to send
a stamp to Carl Dehoney. secretary of
the Mercantile club, Kansas, City,
Kan., for a copy of the official publi
cation of the club. Especially should
every man engaged In legitimate busi
ness order a supply to hand out to his
customers. It will be the biggest pay
ing investment he could make. Mayor
Dudley E. Cornell in a personal letter,
assures me that it states the exact
truth about conditions in that much
maligned city.
The local association assures us that
it will forego tirade and confine it
self to facts. Very well. Let us
stand up those facts alongside of other
facts, which the association did not
consider pertinent to the discussion.
It says: "We agree with C. L.
Brokaw, cashier of the Commercial
National Bank, of Kansas City, Kan.,
that banking has been better since
the saloons closed. But how was this
brought about? A little over a year
after the saloons were closed, the
Commercial National Bank absorbed
the old Wyandotte State Bank, of
Kansas City, Kan., and in this absorp
tion carried over J500.000 In deposits
with it. But Mr. Brokaw did not tell
us tliis, and that one bank went out of
existence In Kansas City, Kan."
There you have It! Another prohi
bition argument dissolved into mere
atmosphere! However, you will And
that fact given in the publication of
the Mercantile club. Also this addi
tional information regrading the in
crease in bank deposits in the last two
National bank deposits,
increase $4,062,141.20
Wyandotte State Bank, de
ducted 612,537.00
Remainder 3,449,604.20
Increase state banks 336,903.94
Total increase $3,78C,508.14
This is an increase of 35.1 per cent.
Moreover,since the saloons were closed
two new banks and one new trust
company have been organized and
conducted successfully, with a total
capitalization of $385,000 and total de
posits of $501,827.44.
The liquor association further says
that the increase in building can be
traced almost wholly to the big estab
lishments but Larkin Norman, build
ing inspector, says that in 1907 there
were erected in the city proper 944
new buildings, against 565 in 1906,
while in the residence districts im
mediately outside of the city 448 new
buildings were erected. As to that
awful raise in the tax rate, it is well
to consider in connection that since
April 1, 1907, the city has expended
$178,000 in new Improvements, paid oft
$246,000 of the citv debt, and reduced
the tax rate from $3.10 in 1906 to $2.90
in 1907 the assessed valuation now
being upon the basis of 20 per cent of
the actual valuation. The liquor as
sociation quotes from the records of
the police court of Kansas City, Kan.,
to the effect that the last six months
of saloon rule show a total of 389 ar
rests for drunkenness, against a total
of 407 for the corresponding months, a
year later. Suppose we listen to the
words of the Judge of that polioe
court, John T. Sims:
"It is true that the police court
dockets are as full now as they were
when the 'Joints' were open. That is
because the police did not do their
duty when the 'Joints' were open. If
they had. four to five times as many
persons as now would have been ar
rested for drunkenness. The fines
which were collected from the saloons
as a license to run, went to pay the
salaries of the police force of the city.
'We are paying your salary,' the sa
loon proprietor said to the officer when
a drunken man made a disturbance.
'See that he is put on a car and started
home.' The officer did as he was told.
In this way the saloon was protected
from publicity, his business was help
ed along, and most of the disturbances
were hushed up. It wasn't because
crime did not exist, but because the
police department failed to do its
duty. Now all Is different. Drunken
ness is looked upon 'as a crime. A
peaceable drunken man walking on
the streets is not put on a car and
started home. He is lodged in Jail and
fined in police court. Officers are
vigilant because they have no interfer
ence. Ninety per cent of the men who
appear in my court are arrested near
the" state line, which divides Kansas
City, Kan., from Kansas City, Mo.,
where there are a hundred saloons
within short walking- distance. Most
of these arrests are made in the vicin
ity of the 'wettest block' in the world.
This block is Just east of the state
line in Missouri, and It has 23 saloo.o
in it. In East- Armourdale, another
section of Kansas City, Kan., near the
state line where there are many sa
loons, the other part of these 90 per
cent of arrests are made. In the
greater area of the citv, where 90,000
of the 100,00"' copulation lives, very
few drunken persons are ever seen. I
know it to be a fact that sentiment
which used to be viciously opposed to
closing the saloons has now changed to
gladness because tliev have been
ousted from the city."
As to the 12 robberies reported in the
first half of February, 1908, if the
liquor dealers will interview tlio po
lice officials of most any large city,
they will probably learn that epidemics
of thieving are liable to break out in
any city at anv time, because the pro*
fesslonal housebreaker is a bird of
migratory habits, and always flies to
other flleds when the old environment
becomes too hot for him. Eight
patrolmen were added to the police
force of Kansas City, Kan., to cope
with this temporary condition. At all
times since the saloons were closed,
the greatly reduced force of police has
been found amply sufficient to pro
tect the city.
Now we face the awful fact that
8,000 sales of liquor by druggists were
recorded in the probate court of
Wyandot county during December
1907. This is a truly, remarkable rec
ord. When Attorney Trickett began
his crusade there were 2G6 saloons in
Wyandott oountv during December
were apportioned among those 256 sa
loons it would give each saloon one sale
a day. Truly some statistics have an
imposing appearance—when viewed
from a distance.
Anent the statement that no refuta
tion has been offered of its claim that
prohibition does not prohibit, wo
would assure the liquor dealers associ
ation that everybody knows that abso
lute prohibition cannot be realized so
long as the Interstate commerce law
is given its present interpretation, and
the state laws permit the druggist to
dispense liquor without a prescription
and a sworn statement from the at
tending physician that the stutt 1*
It is but a comparatively short time
since effort* ware flrit put forth to
demonstrate the value of forage crops
for swine. Experiments prove that It
is neither necessary nor desirable to
keep the hog confined to its pen and
yard during the entire year. A part
of its food can be seoured from forage
crops, such as rye, alfalfa, clover, sue
eotash, rape, peas, and oats, root chops,
etc. It is desirable to grow some two,
three, or It may be more of these in
order to produce a succession through
out the growing season. The selection
must depend on local conditions as to
the character of the soil, climate, etc.
In general, the crops will follow in the
order named, though local conditions
may cause some variation. Wherever
legumes such ag alfalfa, clover peas
Pertinent Points About Our Election
Machinery For New Voters and Old
Who is regarded as the party's founder?
was under discussion in convention the opposing theories of Thomas
Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton constituted the principal difference
of opinion. Jefferson and his adherents leaned far toward local self
government, while Hamilton and his faction stood for a string cen
tralized government. In after years the Jeffersonian theories became
crystallized into what was called at first the Republican party, later
the Republican-Democratic party and finally the Democratic party.
The present Republican party, then, ia entirely distinct from the
one of Jefferson's time?
Entirely so. It is descended, through the Whig party, from the
Hamiltonian or Federalist party, which took the opposite view to that
of Jefferson.
What presidents has the Democracy elected?
Thomas Jefferson twice, James Madison twice, JameB Monroe
twice, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson twice, Martin Van
Buren, James K. Polk, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Grover
Cleveland twice.
What is the Democratic party's position as to tariff?
It stands for a low tariff or a tariff for revenue only.
Forage Crops For Swine
etc., can be grown, these should be
included in the rotation as they fur
nish protein more abundantly than
cereal crops, and this is the food nu
trient most difficult to secure on the
farm for balancing the ration.
The value of forage crops for swine
has been somewhat overestimated in
many cases. There are many instances
in which hogs have been turned out
to graze upon these crops, receiving
necessary to the health of the patient
making the application. But we do
know, and the results in many states
and cities bear witness that the con
sumption of liquor and the percentage
of drunkenness can be very greatly
reduced by state or local prohibition.
In closing its communication tho
liquor association makes the heart
rendering reference to the license
monev the city is missing. The Mer
cantile club states that the amount
received by the city treasury from the
saloons WM about $80,000 annually,
and It also estimates that about $2,
000,000 annually is now Baved to tho
citizens, which formerly went to the
saloons. The greatest service the
Courier could do tha citizens
of Ottumwa would he to issue a special
edition containing all the arguments
and data that can be furnished by the
Ottumwa Wholesale Beer and Llquer
association, together with a cempkete
reprint of the publication of the Mer
cantile club of Kansas City, Kan. that
has been quoted. The results of the
comparison would be the uprising of
the true manhood of Otumwa, and the
abolition of every saloon and other
source of pestilential moral influenoe
In the city as soon as it can be legally
Madison Warder.
Bloomfleld—Mrs. William Heller died
in this city Thursday night at 9 o'clock
following an operation for cancer. The
funeral services wore conducted by
Rev. Springer, of Troy, at the Locust
Grove church, Friday afternoon and
interment was made at the Shuneni
cemetery. Mrs. Heller was about
forty-eight years of age and is sur
vived by a husband, one sen, two
daughters, Mrs. Maud Christy, Of New
Mexico, Mrs. Bertha Christy, of this
The Jury in the case of T. P. Bence
vs. J. M. Smith, brought in a verdiot
for the defendant. Tne plaintiff sued
for the sum of $600 for non-fulfillment
of the terms of a contract of partner
ship in the abstract and loan business.
The case of the city vs. BJ. N. Bezzen
berg-er, for. violation of the icty scale
ordinance is on trial this afternoon.
Ed. Hollister, of Princeton, Mo., was
in the city the first of the week in
voicing at the Ballew & Crawford
no supplementary food in addition. The
green craps referred to are so watery
that the pig cannot consume enough of
these alone to furnish dry matter for
maintenance and satisfactory growth.
Therefore the green food secured by
the the grazing pig should be literally
supplemented by grain food. The for
age crops will effect a saving of the
food of maintenance at least and per
haps some more, but the increase in
live weight should be furnished largely
by the supplementary feed. This
system ofliog raising is especially well
adapted to the growing pig and brood
sows, furnishing them with free range,
fresh air, sunlight and a variety of
succulent feed, all of which tend to
produce vigorous constitutions. As the
pig approaches the fattening or finish
ing period it should be removed from
the green forage and finished on grains
only, to avoid a paunchy developement
and secure a condition of fattness that
the market demands, as well as an an
imal, that will not shrink abnormally
in transit and dress out a good percent
age at slaughter.
The Illustration shows young pigs
foraging on a crop of succotash.
S. Shaw.
lumber yard. O. O. Hayes, of Seymour,
will take charge of the yard for Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Halton arrived
home Thursday from a six weeks' visit
with their sons at Kansas iCty, Mo.,
While in Kansas City, Mr. HJalton as
sisted his son, Lee, in the erection of
a new residence.
Mrs. D. R. Allender left today for
Chicago where she will spend two
weeks with her daughter, Mrs. John
M. Gibson and son, Will Allender.
Miss Loreta Hayden, of Eldon, is
spending a couple of weeks In the city
and reviewing shorthand at the normal
where she was formerly a student.
Twin boys were born Wednesday
evening to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fouts,
at the home of Mrs. Fout's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. U. G. Johnson, in this
Mrs. James Dunn and children, of
Albla, arrived the first of the week
tor a visit of several weeks with Mrs.
Dunn's parents, Dr. and Mrs. C.
J. M. Games, S. F. McConnell, Joe
Stookesberry and Frank Shelton at
tended the democratic state convention
at Cedar Rapids Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Deupree return
ed Thursday from Oklahoma City,
where they have spent the past two
months with their daughter, Mrs. Por
ter Morgan.
Mrs. Harvey Wray entertained
twenty guests at dinner Thursday
Judge and Mrs. H. C. Traverse ar
rived home today from Kosse, Tex.,
where they have been spending the
winter months.
Bert Crone arrived from Oklahoma
City Wednesday with a shipment of
horses belonging to James McGowen.
Miss Jennie MoVey went to Harris
on, Kan, the first of the week to visit
a brother.
Jase McCandless left Wednesday for
St. Joe, Mo., to work for a portrait
Mrs. Bruce Kratzer and daughter.
Pearl, went to Memphis, Mo., Wed
nesday to remain two weeks.
The shoemaker does more than the
milliner to make femininity attractive
A corn always makes itself con
spicuous where it is not wanted.
When did the Democratic party first appear in national politics?
Under its present rinme the party first appeared in 1S28, when f?r S. S. S. wp be found a remedy for sores and ulcers of eveiy kind.
.. .... It is a perfect blood purifier—one that goes directly into the circulation and
Andrew Jackson was elected president as the party candidate. The promptly cleanses it of all impurities, poisons and taints. The ulcer can
Democratic party, however, so far as its chief principles go, dates never heal while the blood discharges into it the noxious matter with which.
+i^ xi i-i. it is infected, but when S. S. S. has rid the blood of this cause and freshened
nom the beginning of the republic. and built up the circulation the sore will heal naturally, and of its own ac- JM
cord* s- s* s- be&ins
mi ... x- ,1 tt •, cx healed and makes a permanent and lasting cure. Book on Sores and Ulcers
homas Jefferson. When the constitution of the United States
and aay
at the
Governor Johnson of Minnesota has
had a way opened to him, which his
supporters believe leads straight to
ward the democratic nomination for
president. They are urging It upon
him, according to information which
reaches Washington, with great force.
Under the Johnson admlnstration in
Minnesota, the legislature passed a
strong maximum-rate railroad law
which the supreme court of the United
States has just nullified. Here is what
the Johnson people say is to be the
Governor Johnson is to call the Min
nesota legislature at once in extra
He will lay before It a message deal
ing with the whole question of rela
tions between the state and federal
government and courts, In the mat
ter of regulations of corporations,
pointing out that the whole soverln
ty and Integrity of the states is at
He will outline amendments in the
Minnesota law which. It is believed
will meet the objections raised by the
federal oourt.
He will force these throughal tho
earliest possible moment. Meanwhile
the eyes of the country will be on him.
He will be recognized as the leader in
the effort to preserve the states from
deoadence. He will make a powerful
appeal to every state whose efforts at
corporation regulation have b«en over
turned by the federal courts. Tiie is
sue Is regarded as a very timely and
effective one In north and south alike,
Kansas' new railroad law has just
been enjoined by a federal court, and
is expected to go tho way of the
Minnesota statue has when the case
gets to the supreme court Nebraska's
law depends on a decision of the
supreme court which is expected to be
handed down very soon. It is de
clared that the railroad lawyers hare
decided to attaok the long-established
Iowa law, and that the Hepburn bill
itself Is likely to be tested in view of
the principles laid down by the su
preme court in the Minnesota case.
The backers of Johnson want him
to make himself the man of the hour
by stepping into the breach and lead
ing the fight of the states. It is be
lieved that a model state law has been
outlined, which will meet the test of
the supreme court—a law without any
penalties in it at all, but which would
by enforced by mandamusing, the
roads not to violate it. The mandamus
would be secured in the state courts
Its violation would make the offend
ing corporation liable for contempt of
court. Just how to get such a case
into federal courts, the states-right
people think, will be hard to figure
J. C. Welliver.
Eddyvllle.—Mrs. Benjamin H. Bur
baugh, who has been ill for sgme time
died Friday afternoon at her residence
on North Sixth and Vance streets,
after a lingering Illness of about three
months. The funeral services were
conducted Sunday afternoon and bur
ial was made in the Highland ceme
tery, east of Eddyvllle.
Jim Myrick who resides about four
miles and one half north-west of
Eddyvllle will have a public sale to
day, as Mr. and Mrs. Myrick Intend to
move to Eddyvllle in tie near future
and will stay with Mrs. l&yrick's
mother, Mrs. Sue Myrick of North
Fifth street. Jim Myrick has pur
chased a farm near New Sharon and
will stay in Eddyvllle until he can take
possession on the farm.
Marriage licenses were issued in
Whenever a sore or ulcer refuses to heal it is because the blood is infect*
ed witii poisonous germs or some old blood taint which, corrupts and pollutes
the circulation. Nothing is more trying than a non-healing, chronic old fe?
ulcer. The very fact that it resists all external applications, and ordinary
treatments, is good reason for alarm, for the same germ which produces
cancerous ulcers is back of every old sore, and especially is this true if the
trouble be from any inherited taint. Surface treatment cannot reach the
trouble—the blood is at fault and must be purified before a cure can be hoped W
bottom and heals the place as it should be«#I
special medical advice desired will be sent free to all who write.
Washington Bureau
of the Ottumwa Courier
Washington, D. C., March 31.
Oskaloosa the latter part of the week
to, Carl C. Powell and Miss Edna Gib
son both of whom reside about one
mile east of here.
Little Miss Ruth Clark entertained
a number of her little girl friends re
cently at a party after school hours
in honor of her birthday.
Mrs. Fred Powers and children oft
Ottumwa are spending a few days in I
Chariton at the home of her father-in-1
a W
Miss Mattie Penlck spent Sunday
with friends in Garden Grove. I
Mrs. N. J. Chapman is visiting
relatives in Humeston and Corydon.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Lyman and chil
dren visited over Sunday In Bussey
with her parents.
Tho services will still continue at
the Seven Day Adventist and 1b in
charge of the Des Moines Evangelist,
E. W. Wolfe. This is the second
of meetings held this winter, and the
church is crowded most every even-i-F#
CHARITON. VrJn'jjfrt
Chartlon.—The musical play "Tha
Village Postofflce," waB given at the
armory Friday evening under thefts
auspices of the ladies of the Presby
terian church, and the performers
were greeted with a crowded house.
Standing room was at a premium and
in order to accommodate those who
could not gain admission the play was
repeated Saturday evening, when an-.
other large audience was present. The!
performers all acquitted themselves
with great credit and the entertain- I
ment was greatly enjoyed by all who'
witnessed It.
Lawrence Miller of Indianola form-' 'i-i
erly of this city Is visiting relatives
and old friends here. ££$
Miss Lonella Hayes of Centervillet
came Saturday for a visit with her \r/'i
brother, Prof. W. B. Hayes and wife, f-fi*
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Avitt, and little
son went to Ottumwa Saturday to visits
his brothers, Clarence and John Avitt.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Pendergraft or
Heuburn returned home Saturday
after a few day's visit with her uncle jr.\
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Welch.
Mrs. Nellie Parsons of Omaha who
had been visiting in Charlton with herlr',
mother Mrs. C. F. Temple returned'*
home Saturday.
Miss Edith Vinsel of Russell visited
ia Chariton Saturday with her aunt,
Miss Francis Blanchard while on her_„
ways to Des Moines to visit. "^4
Mrs. Burns of Indianola visited In -v
this city Saturday with Mrs. M. E.t 5=1
Bowman while on her way home
from Chicago. 1
Miss Mamie Best spent Saturday In
Russell with her sister Mrs. Ohas«|
Murray of Tingley who with l^er fain-,
lly was visiting relatives theve.
Fairfield.—The Parsons sophomore/
girls Saturday night took a hard'
fought basketball game from the high!
school girls, making 14 points to the
latter's seven. The game was desper
ately fought clear through. Luck
seemed against the high school players
but they put up a plucky scrap. TtM
sophomores also outmatched their op
ponents in size and weight. The
Sophomores (14) High school (7)
Black rf B. Fish*r
Lamson If Ogden
M. Fisher lAflender
Wisecarver rg.........Buchanan
Williams lg Grant
Field goals—Black 3- M. Fisher, 8:
Lamson, 1 E. Fisher, 2. Free baskets
—E. Fisher, 2out of 1 Buchanan, 0
out of 2 Black, 0 out of 1 Mf. Fisher.
0 out of 1. Point awarded—high school,!
1. Referee—West. Umpire—Conner.
Fire early Sunday morning almost
totally destroyed the Cottage hotel at
Sixth and Depot streets. The origin Is
not known, but is supposed to have
been a defective flue. The loss ts about
$500, partially covered by Insurance.
Mrs. Orpha B. Cook and A. darenes
Turner were quietly married Saturday
afternoon at the English Iiuthemn
parsonage by Rev. W. Luther Bright.
Only the Immediate relatives of the
bride and groom were present at the
ceremony. Mrs. Turner has been tot
two years a reporter on The Journal
and has made many close friends. The
groom is employed in the offices of the
Louden Machinery company and hol^V
the confidence of his employers. Mr.
and Mrs. Turner spent Sunday in Ot
tumwa visiting friends. They will re'
aide on East Brigs street.
Castorla is a harmless substitute fop Castor OIL Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It Is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotio
substance. It destroys worms and allays Feverishness,
It cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. It relieves Toeth
liuj Troubles and cures Constipation. It regulates the Hi
The Eind Ton Have Always Bought

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